Ugly Kid Joe Announce U.S. Tour With Fozzy & Pistols At Dawn

Ugly Kid Joe have announced their first U.S. tour in 27 years. Fozzy and Pistols At Dawn will open.

Tour Dates:

05/03 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick (no Fozzy)
05/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
05/05 Ventura, CA – Majestic Theater
05/07 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe
05/08 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/11 Houston, TX – Rise
05/12 Dallas, TX – Echo
05/13 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/15 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
05/16 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater (no Fozzy)
05/18 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
05/19 Green Bay, WI – Epics Events Center
05/20 Turtle Lake, WI – St Croix Casino
05/21 Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi Annex
05/22 Moline, IL – Rust Belt
05/24 Flint, MI – Machine Shop (no Fozzy)
05/25 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater (no Fozzy)
05/26 Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedrafts (no Fozzy)
05/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels (no Fozzy)
05/28 Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater (no Fozzy)
05/30 Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat (no Fozzy)
06/01 Atlanta, GA – Centerstage
06/02 Cottonwood, AL – Yellow Rose Theater
06/03 Fort Myers, FL – The Ranch
06/04 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
06/05 Destin, FL – Club LA
06/07 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues (no Fozzy)
06/09 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live (no Fozzy)
06/10 San Antonio, TX – Rockbox (no Fozzy)

Anthrax Drop Off 2023 Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Triptykon Added

Anthrax have dropped off the 2023 Bloodstock Open Air festival due to “logistical issues beyond [the band’s] control.” The group will now be replaced by Triptykon, who will be playing a Celtic Frost set. The event will take at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK on August 10-13 and the updated lineup includes: Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah, Megadeth, In Flames, Triptykon, Helloween, DevilDriver, Sepultura, Heaven Shall Burn, Ugly Kid Joe, Knocked Loose, Fit For An Autopsy, Decapitated, Crowbar, Gatecreeper, Sacred Reich, All Hail The Yeti, UUHAI, URNE, Dead Label, Seething Akira, Whitechapel, Zeal & Ardor, Biohazard, Brothers Of Metal, King 810, Nonpoint, Trollfest, Unto Others, and more.

Meshuggah And Helloween Added To 2023 Bloodstock Open Air Festival

Meshuggah and Helloween have been added to next year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival. The event will take at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK on August 10-13 and the updated lineup includes: Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah, Megadeth, In Flames, Anthrax, Helloween, DevilDriver, Sepultura, Heaven Shall Burn, Ugly Kid Joe, Knocked Loose, Fit For An Autopsy, Decapitated, Crowbar, Gatecreeper, Sacred Reich, All Hail The Yeti, UUHAI, URNE, Dead Label, Seething Akira, Whitechapel, Zeal & Ardor, Biohazard, Brothers Of Metal, King 810, Nonpoint, Trollfest, Unto Others, InVisions, Church Of The Cosmic Skull, Cobra The Impaler, and Gutalax.

Ugly Kid Joe Premiere “Long Road” Lyric Video

Ugly Kid Joe have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Long Road.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rad Wings Of Destiny,” which will be released on October 21. Guitarist Dave Fortman commented:

“I wrote it as a giant metaphor about procrastinating. The lyrics say it all. ‘Waiting for the sky to fall’ is sitting around doing nothing to make life better, and ‘the sound of the whistle blow’ is the moment you get up and make a change.”

Ugly Kid Joe Premiere “Kill The Pain” Music Video

Ugly Kid Joe have premiered a new video for their new song “Kill The Pain.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rad Wings Of Destiny,” which will be released on October 21. Guitarist Dave Fortman commented:

“The lyrics are written from the perspective of peer pressure and outside influences that keep so many people from getting clean. The line ‘beautiful we lay here under the sky, watching the loneliness die’ always felt like the perfect metaphor for me to define this song. Kill the pain and if only for a moment, end the suffering of addiction.”

Ugly Kid Joe Premiere New Song “That Ain’t Livin'”

Ugly Kid Joe have premiered a new song titled “That Ain’t Livin’.” This is the first single from the band’s new album, “Rad Wings Of Destiny,” which will be released on October 21. Frontman Whitfield Crane recorded the track with Shannon Larkin, Dave Fortman, Klaus Eichstadt, and Cordell Crockett. Yellowcake’s JJ Curran is also featured on the song. Crane commented:

“‘That Ain’t Livin” is a tip of the hat to old-school AC/DC ‘Powerage’ rock and roll.”

The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Announce Napa, CA Show

The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), will be performing at the Jam Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre in Napa, CA on May 27. The performance will serve as one of the “BottleRock Afterdark” concerts scheduled around this year’s BottleRock Festival. That event will take place in Napa Valley, CA on May 27-29 and it will feature: Metallica, P!nk, Twenty One Pilots, Luke Combs, The Black Crowes, Greta Van Fleet, and more.

Watch The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Perform In San Francisco, CA

Last night (December 17), The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), played a special show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Fan-filmed footage from the show, which also featured Mark Osegueda (Death Angel) and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), can be found below:

Ugly Kid Joe To Open For Judas Priest In Virginia Beach

It’s been 25 years since Ugly Kid Joe have toured in North America and now the band have finally booked a U.S. show for September. The group will be opening for Judas Priest during their September 9 show at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, VA. Ugly Kid Joe’s Whitfield Crane commented:

“In 1992 Rob Halford came into the studio when we were recording ‘America’s Least Wanted’ and sang on ‘Goddamn Devil’ and blew our fucking minds. As lifelong Priest fans, we are stoked to share a stage with the Metal Gods!”