Jaz Coleman Announces New Project Black & Red

 
Jaz Coleman Announces New Project Black & Red.
 
New Single ‘On The Day The Earth Went Mad’ Streaming Now.
 
Watch the Video HERE
 
Who’s mad about the world we currently live in? Jaz Coleman certainly is! He’s been mad about it his whole life.
 
If you’ve listened to/read any Killing Joke lyrics over the last 40-plus years, then our current circumstances will come as no surprise.
 
Jaz Coleman proudly announces his new project Black & Red, a collaboration with Ondrej Smeykal. Listen to Black & Red’s debut single ‘On The Day The Earth Went Mad’ across all digital platforms HERE
 
The single is also available as a limited edition numbered red vinyl 10” via Cadiz Music. Purchase it HERE.
 
“The Black and Red project was born in Australia in 2010 when I set out to find the greatest virtuoso of the didgeridoo only to find the maestro of the instrument resided in Prague where I lived. Upon my return to Czech Rep, I was introduced to Ondrej Smeykal, we ended up not just developing an ancient instrument * but recording the Black and Red project (adding only Indian Harmonium) and an explosive duo was formed which could recreate the recording live perfectly. The funny thing is Black and Red only made sense after lockdown” explains the prophetic Jaz Coleman.
 
Watch the video for ‘On The Day The Earth Went Mad’  HERE.  
 
Jaz Coleman began this project with a single challenge, “to create and develop a new therapeutic musical system whose primary function was healing. The project was called the Dodecahedron as a dual tribute to the Russian scientists Morasov and Makarow who began to examine the globe to see if any pattern should emerge linking significant places in history…..” To read Jaz Coleman’s explanation in full go to: https://jazcoleman.com/
 
To order the new 10” vinyl single alongside exclusive merchandise go to Jaz Coleman’s new official website: https://jazcoleman.com/
 
Who’s Mad Now!?
 
Above a photo of Jaz Coleman recording On The Day The Earth Went Mad’
 
Above a photo of  Ondrej Smeykal. at the recording On The Day The Earth Went Mad’
 

ALIEN ANT FARM Playing Audience-Free At Whisky A Go Go

ALIEN ANT FARM; Photo Dimitri Mac

ALIEN ANT FARM; Photo Dimitri Mac

Alien Ant Farm will play an audience-free, livestreamed show at Los Angeles’ Whisky A Go Go On July 11.

Pre-Order Tickets For Online Performance Here

Fresh off the release of their cover of Wham!’s “Everything She Wants,” and their signing to Megaforce Records, Alt Rock veterans ALIEN ANT FARM are ready to entertain fans currently in lockdown with their upcoming livestreamed, audience-free performance from the world famous Los Angeles music venue Whisky A Go Go on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Presented by Revolver and INKED, can purchase tickets to watch the stream at home here: https://alienantfarm.veeps.com/

Having been together since 1996, Alien Ant Farm have supplied a steady stream of rock hits, including “Movies,” “These Days,” and their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” The band are currently working on their sixth studio album and will be releasing more new music later in 2020.
alien ant farm
“We live in this wait-and-watch world at the moment,” says guitarist Terry Corso about the upcoming performance. “So I think this online performance at the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood is going to be an experiment in what could be the new norm. Everyone is having to get creative and outside the box as far as facilitating material to fans. I think this is a pretty intriguing situation, and I’m excited at the notion of playing one show that people all over the planet can participate in.”

“Next for the band is working with our new label partner Megaforce Records to get this new record out ASAP,” he explains about future plans. “Getting back on the road would be great. Maybe even keep developing our drink line with Packinghouse Brewing Co. We’ve been trying to write music during the lockdown. Suddenly, everything now is about video, so there’s a lot of that going on… front yard golfing, home projects, keeping loved ones safe and trying not to go crazier than we already are, etc.”

Tickets for ALIEN ANT FARM’s upcoming livestream performance at Whisky A Go Go on July 11 can be purchased here.

Greg Dulli To Perform A Streamed Solo Concert Live

Greg Dulli: press photo

Greg Dulli: press photo

On August 1st, Greg Dulli will appear live from Gold Diggers in Los Angeles, performing a solo set of material culled from his recent solo record Random Desire as well as other songs from throughout his career.

*He will perform two sets that day – one at 8PM GMT for fans in the UK and Europe, and one at 9PM EST for those tuning in from North America.

New T-Shirt Merch bundles will also be available.

Tickets are $12 and are available HERE.

Randome Desire album cover

Random Desire album cover

RANDOM DESIRE  
“His records are like romantic thrillers with all the exposition and character development stripped out, leaving only moments of heated conflict and disarming confessions.” – Pitchfork
 
“Random Desire, looks to be the best snapshot yet of the musician’s dark, soulful style, filled with minor-key grooves and stirring torch-song anthems driven by his whiskey-on-honey voice.” – The AV Club
 
“Before they were rock royalty, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen were artists who could best be classified as “If you know, you know.” That means before they got the deserved love, respect and acclaim that often comes with being able to survive the music industry for more than 30 years, they were those artists only those diehard fans would travel to see, get their lyrics tattooed on them and exclaim in wide disbelief when fans hadn’t heard of their heroes…You can add Greg Dulli to that group too.” – SPIN
 
 “Dulli remains a restless and unpredictable frontman, constantly distorting his voice from a soaring falsetto into a bellowing bass, as though he’s just getting started.” – Uncut Magazine
 
“Whereas ‘Pantomima’ cut through cynical themes with sharp, driving instrumentation, ‘It Falls Apart’ allows itself to get pulled into its darker inclinations. Perpetually falling piano notes grip at the melody, miring it in a sense of inevitable collapse. Even so, the synthesizers and drums push upward, giving Dulli’s vocals something to hook onto as he sings…” – Consequence of Sound
 
“Haunting, desolate and broody from the very first bars, Random Desire is a ten-song joyride through the darkest depths of Dulli’s mind — told with the poetic poignancy only he can muster…Dulli has spent his whole career as a shape-shifting storyteller and Random Desire sees this continue…Dulli continually finds ways to explore the hidden pain of the human experience.” – Exclaim!
 
“Dulli revels in murky, edgy, often choppy waters as he shifts from a booming baritone to falsetto in songs that won’t be troubling the hit parade anytime soon…Dulli’s unconventional, minor key songwriting, distinctive vocals and playing that, even with guests on every track, comes primarily from his mind and hands.” – American Songwriter
 
“‘It Falls Apart’ errs on the eerie side of Dulli’s signature sound, veering from the punchy deconstructed pop of ‘Pantomima’ toward pensive minor chords, weeping keyboard drones, and percussive tension that builds but never breaks. It’s kind of like the Greg Dulli version of Radiohead’s ‘Reckoner,’ which means it rules.” – Stereogum
 
“‘It Falls Apart’ is dark, sleek and sultry, with strings and synths riding atop a pulsing beat.” – Brooklyn Vegan

greg dulli

The Longest Day: Benefit Album For Alzheimer’s Association

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The Longest Day album cover

As part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s yearly fundraiser, The Longest Day, Mon Amie Records announces a benefit album to be released on CD, vinyl, and digitally with 100% of profits going to the organization. The album will be released on June 19th and features previously unreleased material from Anna Calvi, Moby, Algiers, Daniel Avery, Sad13, Cold Specks, Rhys Chatham, Rituals of Mine, M83 alumni J. Laser, and Wolfmanhattan Project (comprised of legends Mick Collins, Kid Congo Powers, and Bob Bert). It is also the first time the Extended Mix of New Order’s “Nothing But A Fool” will be released on vinyl. Hayden Thorpe and Jon Hopkins’ haunting cover of “Goodbye Horses” was originally released in 2013 but hasn’t been available for over 5 years. See below for the full track listing.

The compilation is now available for pre-order, and those who order a physical format will have the option to include a name of a loved one affected by dementia in the liner notes.

The artwork features photographs by acclaimed photographer Ebru Yildiz, who documented her mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s.

MORE ABOUT DEMENTIA & THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION:
Currently every 65 seconds, someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s or a form of dementia. At the current rate, 1 in 4 people will develop the disease, and this rate is increasing at an alarming rate. It is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the US and the #1 cause of death in England.

The disease doesn’t just affect those who are diagnosed. Caregivers provide over 18.6 billion hours, valued at $244 billion in unpaid care. The physical and emotional stress on caregivers is so severe that they are reported to die at a 63% higher rate than people the same age who are not caring for someone with dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the #1 resource for anyone dealing with dementia. They offer care and support for all those facing the disease, including a 24/7 free help line, referrals, and support groups. They are currently investing $185 Million toward treatment, prevention and a cure. They also speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s via government advocacy.

MORE ABOUT THE LABEL:
Mon Amie Records is a one-woman operation out of Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2010 by Mona Dehghan who utilizes her experience from working at major indie labels Sub Pop, Domino and Mute to release personal passion projects. Her most notable releases so far include two reissues of Q Lazzarus’s “Goodbye Horses.” Mona’s father was diagnosed with dementia in February of 2019, and her grandmother passed from the disease in 1998.

Having been closely affected by the disease twice, she’s using her skillset to raise funds and create awareness in the hopes of not facing this devastating disease a third time. Also, research suggests that listening to music can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with dementia. Musical memories are often preserved in Alzheimer’s patients because key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by the disease. Studies also show music helps decrease anxiety in those living with dementia.

TRACKLIST:
Anna Calvi – Adélaïde
Rituals of Mine – The Only Way Out Is Through
Daniel Avery – JXJ
Cold Specks – Turn To Stone
TR/ST – Destroyer
Shadowparty – Marigold
Beach Slang – Under the Milky Way
New Order – Nothing But A Fool (Extended Mix 2)
HAAi – Drumting
J. Laser – Dreamphone
Sad13 – Who Goes There
Algiers – There Is No Year (Remix)
Astronauts, Etc. – The Border
Wolfmanhattan Project – Friday the 13th
Hayden Thorpe & Jon Hopkins – Goodbye Horses
Moby – In Between Violence
Rhys Chatham – For Bob – In Memory (2014) for flute orchestra. Rhys Chatham: bass, alto and C flutes.

Top ’80s Artists To Perform Virtual Online Concert June 13

80s online concertTop ’80s artists to perform virtual online concert on June 13th. Manic Merch and Abducted by the 80s are pleased to announce the 80s event of the summer…Back to the Basement – a virtual concert in support and celebration of doctors, nurses, first responders and health-care workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight.

Do you remember when your parents made you watch MTV in the basement, so you didn’t drive them crazy? Back to the Basement is going to bring you back to those days – with an online concert event that features never-before-seen, at-home performances and guest appearances from 80s bands from the Golden Age of MTV, including A Flock Of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Cutting Crew, Nu Shooz, Annabella from Bow Wow Wow, The Vapors, Tiffany, Downtown Julie Brown, Richard Blade, and more.

The show will premiere on Saturday, June 13th on Facebook Live. There will be two screenings the first day with artists participating in the online chat room with fans. After those screenings, the show will be available on YouTube.

“Back To The Basement is the perfect way to show our love and appreciation for front-line workers — all the courageous people out there who are working hard to keep us safe, well, and fed. We can’t wait to make a joyful noise for them — and you!” Valerie Day, Nu Shooz

Through the sale of limited edition event shirts, we are raising money for Direct Relief; a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a stated mission to “improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for their care.” We are raising funds for their COVID-19 Relief program: Making sure the courage of health workers on the front lines is honored with meaningful support, and the people most at risk in this pandemic are cared for – regardless of politics, religion, or ability to pay.

We will also set up a link for people to make donations directly to Direct Relief.

Additionally, we will be selling limited edition merch from many of the artists appearing on the broadcast to help them – as they too have been adversely affected by the pandemic. Some of the merch will be themed to the current crisis.

”We are pleased to be part of this event and to have the chance to make our Chungy type contribution towards those suffering the COVID-19 crisis around the world….and also in the process to help raise funds for the amazing and heroic first responders in this crisis, through Direct Relief.

We hope everyone keeps safe and by doing that helps to bring this difficult global chapter to as swift and best case resolution as possible. And it goes without saying we want everybody to be able to Wang Chung and have fun without limits again, as soon as possible!!! (although you can still Wang Chung in isolation too of course).

Keep safe and Wang Chung tonight!!! Love, Nick Feldman and Jack Hues xxx”

Teaser video for the 80s event of the summer: https://bit.ly/3eAOQMN

Go to Abductedbythe80s.com for more information and to sign up for exclusive footage, giveaways and more!

Ministry Reschedules The Industrial Strength Tour

Ministry logo

Ministry logo

Ministry Reschedules July & August Dates For The Industrial Strength Tour To Spring 2021.

Special Guests KMFDM & Front Line Assembly Remain On Lineup.

Previously Purchased Tickets Valid For New Dates, Refunds Available At Point Of Purchase.

Ministry; photo James Christopher

Ministry; photo James Christopher

Due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ministry will be rescheduling the July and August dates of the upcoming Industrial Strength Tour, originally scheduled to begin July 1. The new dates will kick off March 31, 2021 in Seattle and run through May 1, 2021 in San Francisco, hitting all the previously announced markets with an additional date added for Salt Lake City (on sale date TBA).

The tour’s special guests KMFDM and Front Line Assembly remain on the lineup for this one-of-a-kind celebration that honors the 30th anniversary of Ministry’s revolutionary album “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.”

Original tickets will be honored for the new show dates in 2021; or, ticketholders can receive refunds at the point of purchase. For the Dallas show date only, original ticketholders have been automatically refunded and will need to repurchase tickets for the new 2021 date, starting today at https://ministrygasmonkey.eventbrite.com/.

THE INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH TOUR
RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES FOR 2021
*indicates a new date not included on the original run

March 2021
31 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo

April 2021
1 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
2 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
3 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union* (on sale date TBA)
4 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
6 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
8 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
9 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
10 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
12 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
14 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
15 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
16 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont
17 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
18 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
20 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
21 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
23 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
24 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
25 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
27 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
28 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
29 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
30 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

May 2021
1 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre

For tickets and more information, visit www.ministryband.com/tour

Ministry tour dates

Ministry tour dates

ABOUT MINISTRY
Born in 1981 in Chicago, Ministry has been the lifetime passion project of founder Al Jourgensen, considered to be the pioneer of industrial music. In its early days, Ministry was identifiable by its heavy synth-pop material in line with the new sounds and technology that were being developed in the ‘80s. Ministry’s output began with four 12” singles on Wax Trax! Records in 1981 before the first LP With Sympathy in 1983 via Arista Records. As time progressed however, so did Ministry, quickly developing a harsher, and more stylized sound that the band soon became infamous for on seminal albums Twitch (1986), The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989). With the release of Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs (1992), Ministry hit an all time high in the mainstream musical realm and received its first Grammy nomination. In total, Ministry has been nominated for a Grammy award six times. After an indefinite hiatus in 2013, Ministry’s latest album, 2018’s AmeriKKKant, continues to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. With the latest lineup featuring Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, John Bechdel (Killing Joke) on keys, London May (Samhain) on drums and Paul D’Amour (Tool) on bass, Ministry continues touring and recording with new music and a few more surprises planned.

SLAY AT HOME Free Virtual Metal & Art Fest

Slay At Home graphic

Slay At Home graphic

Slay At Home, a first of its kind virtual metal music and art festival organized by Frank Godla of Metal Injection, is set to air this Friday and Saturday (May29th & 30th) beginning at 3PM EST. The event is a fundraiser in support of two great charity organizations; Musicares and Global Giving.

NEW VIDEO TRAILER WITH LINE UP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6X-A1s6VrU)

The completely free event will be an artfully curated livestream show with exclusive never-before-seen performances from over 30 bands, cover song collaborations, commissioned music from artists that will debut at the fest, special guest appearances, art installations and much more!

The official schedule has now been released via the festival website, and is broken into hourly groups, with organizer Frank Godla explaining the set up:

Slay At Home lineup

Slay At Home lineup

“By keeping the set times between 5 and 15 minutes for each artist, it allows me to not only keep things moving, but mix it up in ways that conventional festivals simply can’t. Every single hour will contain big names and emerging artists right next to each other. I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there. Finding a band or artist to fall in love with is the mark of a great festival to me, and it’s my honor to share the work of these amazing individuals I curated because I’m passionate about them. I’ve been in touch with all of them every step of the way, and some even managed to throw me a few surprises. I’m honored and humbled to have all of them part of this, they truly went above and beyond to showcase their craft for the Slay At Home fest, and I can’t wait for the world to see something really special come to life this weekend.”

The free livestream is scheduled for 3PM EST both days in an effort to raise funds for the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund helping artists, crew and industry workers during financial crisis, as well as the Global Giving Coronavirus Relief Fund, an organization helping front line workers in need during the crisis. See the listings below for details, as well as the festival website.

WHERE TO WATCH
You can find the livestream on any device you own at Metal Injection’s YouTube and Facebook pages, and by the direct links below.

Friday 3PM(EST) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2ClyUJ11DA
Saturday 3PM(EST) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs19f6tPc5E

The festival will include never before seen performances from:

Suicide Silence
Tesseract
Gavin Rossdale of Bush
Matt Heafy of Trivium
Twelve Foot Ninja
Tyler Bates
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Darkest Hour
Allegaeon
Entheos
Der Weg einer Freiheit
O’Brother
Khemmis
Silvertomb
Mantar
Astronoid
Employed To Serve
Spirit Adrift
Spotlights
Cadaver
Andy Gillion
Johnny Booth
Panamama
Moon Destroys
Nitesoil
Contracult Collective
Spylacopa
Del Judas
Myrone
Chronus
AA Williams
Angel Vivaldi
GlerAkur
Jo Quail

Commissioned music created to debut at the festival including performances from:
“Pallid Veil”
Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)
Liam Wilson (Azusa, The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)

“Digital Ink”
Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies)
Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan, END)
Brian Sullivan (Thoughtcrimes)

“Solo Set”
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

“DJ M’s Wacky Attacky”
Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor)

Cover collaborations with performances by:

Pustulus Maximus (GWAR)
Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)
Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb / Type O Negative)
Ash Pearson (Revocation)
Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)
Gwarsenio Hall (Two Mins To Late Night)
Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)
Steve Zing (Samhain/Danzig)
Hank Hell (Silvertomb),
Pepe Clarke (Kyng)
Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Conor Marshall (Sylosis),
Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)
Frank (Metal Injection)
Mrs. Smith
Phil Pendergast (Khemmis)
Justine Jones and Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve)
Kevin Antreassian (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Scott Carlson (Repulsion)
Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies)
Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head)
Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through)
John Tempesta (The Cult, Rob Zombie)
Mike Tempesta (ex-Powerman 5000)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint),
Graham Bonnet (Rainbow / MSG)

Guest Appearances By:
Gost
Don Jamieson (That Metal Show)
Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal)
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Chris Santos
Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black)
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

Art Installations By:
Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
Vincent Castiglia
Trine Grimm
Jodi Cachia
Zein
Carin Hazmat
Nathaniel Shannon
Kevin Wilson
Rodrigo Fredes
Vertebrae 33
Stefan Raduta

Devon Allman Announces May Streaming Schedule

Devon Allman May shows poster

Devon Allman May shows poster

“WE ARE STILL ALL TOGETHER TOUR” FROM DEVON ALLMAN’S HOUSE

BMG recording artist Devon Allman of The Allman Betts Band has announced a third phase of shows for the “We Are Still All Together” Tour 2020.

With an average of 70,000 views per show, the “We Are Still All Together Tour” is proving to be a smashing success.

“These livestream shows have been a huge success. Last month we gave away 4 guitars courtesy of Gibson guitars, we had a guest star performance from G.Love who played a song from his home in Boston. The donations have been so amazing helping our touring crew have a paycheck during these unprecedented times. I’m looking forward to the May shows as there’s a little something for everyone and we are giving away more guitars, T-shirts, Kyser capos and more,” said Devon Allman, of the series.

The shows will be LIVE on the Devon Allman Facebook Page and then reposted the next day to all platforms like YouTube, Instagram etc.

All proceeds raised during these performances have gone to the touring crew of The Allman Betts Band.

NEWLY ADDED SHOWS

May 12th – Variety Show / Solo Acoustic 7 pm Central Time

May 14th – The Devon Allman Project – with Jackson Stokes, Justin Corgan, John Lum, R. Scott Bryan 7pm Central Time

May 17th – All Allman Show Part lll w/Jackson Stokes, R.Scott Bryan 5pm Central Time

May 19th – Solo Acoustic Metal Night 7 pm Central Time

May 28th – Solo Acoustic Grunge Night 7pm Central Time

May 31st – Americana Night Part ll – w/Mattie Schell, R. Scott Bryan 5pm Central Time

Devon Allman Live Stream poster

Devon Allman Live Stream poster

The Story of The Allman Betts Band:
In December of 2017, Devon Allman was ready. After a year of mourning the losses of his mother and father, Allman was ready to make music again. He deeply appreciated all of the condolences and well-wishes, but, respectfully, it was time to forge ahead.

Allman organized a concert at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco to honor the music and memory of his father, founding Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and singer, Gregg Allman, and also to debut his new band, The Devon Allman Project. A proverbial star-studded affair- with guests such as G. Love and Robert Randolph- the marathon performance also marked the beginning of a partnership with Duane Betts, son of founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist and singer, Dickey Betts. It was time, in that historic venue, to pass the spirit to this next generation. It was time to take all the lessons of the past, all their collective experiences, and make something new.

Betts recently had turned solo after a touring stint with folk-rockers Dawes, and would serve as an opening artist on the Devon Allman Project 2018 world tour, as well as joining Allman each nightfor a musical tip of the hat to their respective fathers. The year-long trek was the first to pair Allman and Betts, and saw the two tally nearly 100 dates at theatres and festivals nationally and internationally, including a summer leg in Europe, and notable appearances at Colorado’s venerable Red Rocks amphitheater, the Peach Festival, Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus in Jamaica, and a return to The Fillmore for the second annual, sold-out Allman Family Revival.

2018 provided them a certifiable proof-of-concept: Performing a repertoire gleaned mostly from their respective solo careers, as well as a handful of Brothers gems, the Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts consistently drew audiences growing in size and enthusiasm with each successive leg.

Now, they were both determined to embrace a new challenge; to write and record new music that could someday join the classics; to wow new audiences; to form a new band. During off-days on the bus or in hotel rooms, Devon and Duane collaborated on new original material, inviting respected songwriter Stoll Vaughn for writing sessions on the road.

On the still-smoldering heels of the hugely successful Project world tour, Devon and Duane circled back to their roots for this ambitious next step. They called up their old friend Berry Duane Oakley, son of the Allman Brothers Band’s founding late bassist, Berry Oakley, and floated the idea of joining them. The trio’s musical friendship traces back to The Allman Brothers Band’s 20th anniversary summer tour in 1989 when the three first met, and often sat-in with the Rock-And-Roll Hall of Fame inductees; teenage descendants rightfully joining a rock-and-roll legacy.

As well, they recruited seasoned players from the Project ensemble: slide guitar sorcerer Johnny Stachela, drummer John Lum, and percussionist R Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow). In November of 2018, they announced the formation of The Allman Betts Band.

For a subsequent world tour, they recruited keyboardist John Ginty (Dixie Chicks, Robert Randolph) to The Allman Betts Band. The band’s first performance was March 26, 2019- 50 years, to the date, after The Allman Brothers Band first jammed in Jacksonville, Florida.

This is The Allman Betts Band.

Celebrate The Loudest Day Of The Year Motörhead Day!

MOTÖRHEAD 8th Of May artwork

MOTÖRHEAD 8th Of May artwork

“THE 8TH OF MAY, THE 8TH OF MAY”
Celebrate the loudest day of the year MOTÖRHEAD DAY!

RSVP here: https://motorhead.lnk.to/8thofMayPR

“Ace Of Spades” – the title track of MOTÖRHEAD’s 1980 iconic, game changing album isn’t just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written – it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world. Few songs in modern history can instantly ignite the adrenaline of music fans the way the song’s opening dirty bass riff, and drum roll can. From zero to 100 mph in a matter of seconds. That speaker-destroying opening riff is unstoppable. And the song changed the course of hard rock…forever.

Now, 40 years later we are celebrating this milestone album’s anniversary on MOTÖRHEAD DAY 2020, ‘The 8th Of May’ by inviting you, the fans from around the globe to join us on this special day where everything is louder than everything else!

Here’s what’ll be happening on the day.

*Warping your face with a unique Facebook and Instagram filter of the snarling embodiment of MOTÖRHEAD.
*A worldwide premiere of a new lyric video for the most iconic of MOTÖRHEAD songs – “Ace Of Spades.” The video will premiere here – https://motorhead.lnk.to/AOSlyricPR
*A limited edition Road Crew merchandise capsule will be released on the webstore here –https://gtly.to/4TxQu50Ad. A portion of the proceeds of the Road Crew merchandise will be going to Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund to provide financial support to touring crews affected at this time. #WeAreTheRoadCrew
*Raise a toast to MOTÖRHEAD! Fill a glass with your favorite libation and post your toast to MOTÖRHEAD online with the hashtag #8thofmay. Jack and Coke optional!

We hope you can join us as part of this celebration of all things MOTÖRHEAD. Lockdown may be going on all around us but the world is ours and we were born to raise hell! We look forward to celebrating 40 years of lawn killing, bastard Rock n Roll with you all!

THE PRETTY RECKLESS SIGN TO FEARLESS RECORDS

The Pretty Reckless; press photo

The Pretty Reckless; press photo

Fearless Records is pleased to announce the signing of rock monoliths The Pretty Reckless.The band will be dropping a new single soon, so stay tuned for more details.In the meantime, singer Taylor Momsen will be doing a special acoustic performance as part of Fearless At Home on Saturday, May 9.

Watch the signing video here.

The Pretty Reckless formed in New York City during 2008, and the musicians and late producer Kato Khandwala initially made waves with their 2010 debut Light Me Up. After countless gigs, the band returned with Going To Hell in 2014. Not only did the record crash the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200, but it also ignited three #1 hits —the gold-certified “Heaven Knows” (the biggest rock song of 2014), “Fucked Up World,” and “Follow Me Down”— a feat that had not been accomplished by a female-fronted group since The Pretenders in 1984. Meanwhile, their third offering, Who You Selling For, saw them return to #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with “Take Me Down,” which cemented them as “the first band to send its first four singles to #1 on the chart,” according to Billboard. Praise followed from Vogue, Nylon, and more as the quartet lit up television shows such as Letterman and Conan. With over half-a-billion streams, they headlined countless sold out shows and toured with Guns N’ Roses and ­many other heavy hitters.