Metallica Pop-Up store St. Louis


Metallica is playing Busch Stadium Sunday in St. Louis. In case you’re going, as I am, wanted to make you aware of the band’s Pop-Up Store. You can get some amazing stuff, as well as an exclusive Webster Hall vinyl. Here is the info from the band’s press release, as well as future pop-ups around the country.

The Metallica Pop-Up Store is coming to St. Louis! Stop by from June 2nd – June 4th to pick up tour merchandise as well as unique items only found at the pop-up stores including lithographs, coolers, NFL compliant clear bags, the exclusive live recording from Webster Hall on vinyl and lots more. You’ll also be able to enter to win cool prizes like snake-pit passes and autographed goodies.

2604 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Friday 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pop-Up Stores Coming Soon…

Houston, TX: June 9th – June 11th
Chicago, IL: June 16th – June 18th
Atlanta, GA: July 7th – July 9th
Toronto, ON: July 14th – July 16th
Los Angeles, CA: July 28th – July 29th (Fri & Sat only)
San Diego, CA: August 4th – August 6th

CKY to release ‘The Phoenix’ June 16

It has been eight years since CKY released an album. That changes in a couple of weeks with the release of ‘The Phoenix.’

The album will be release via eOne. The trio has a summer of touring, rejoining Warped Tour in between stints in Canada and Australia.

Love these guys, one of the genre’s most underappreciated acts, but also one with a loyal following and a ton of respect among its rock peers.

Here is the streaming single from the new record, “Days of Self Destruction.’

Discover Devour the Day with Skillet

I know a lot of you are stoked to see Skillet in a smaller venue like New Daisy June 6 – and so am I. But get to the show early and dig Devour The Day. If you’re not familiar, DTD, formerly sort of known as Egypt Central, is a Razor & Tie band still flying under the radar.

S.O.A.R. was released last year, the band’s second disc and it has 10 solid tracks. It’s just good solid hard rock, no gimmicks. Here is a single, “The Bottom.” Hope you’ll go enjoy the guys, well worth it and a perfect setup for Skillet.

Amazing lineup for Serenity of Summer


Limited dates but what a group Korn has put together for the Serenity of Summer Tour – Stone Sour, Skillet, Islander, etc.

06/16 — Salt Lake City, Utah — USANA Amphitheatre
06/18 —  Albuquerque, N.M. — Isleta Amphitheater
06/20 —  Chula Vista, Calif. — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
06/21 —  Inglewood, Calif. — The Forum
06/22 — Mountain View, Calif. — Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/25 — Boise, Idaho — Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
06/26 — Pocatello, Idaho — Portneuf Wellness Complex Amphitheatre
07/19 — Syracuse, N.Y. — Lakeview Amphitheater
07/20 — Mansfield, Mass. — Xfinity Center
07/23 — Hartford, Ct. — Xfiniity Theatre
07/25 — Toronto, Ontario — The Molson Amphitheatre
07/26 — Camden, N.J. — BB&T Pavilion
07/27 — Holmdel, N.J. — PNC Bank Arts Center
07/29 — Noblesville, Ind. — Klipsch Music Center
07/30 — Clarkston, Mich. — DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/01 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Riverbend Music Center
08/02 — Cleveland, Ohio — Blossom Music Center

** 6/16-6/25 Korn With Stone Sour, Babymetal, Yelawolf and Islander
** 7/19-8/2 Korn With Stone Sour, Skillet, Yelawolf and Ded

Read More: Korn + Stone Sour Announce 2017 Summer Tour |

RIP Chris Cornell: Rock in Peace

The odes to Chris Cornell continue to come and deservedly so. Cornell was a huge influence to us rockers. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the “Black Hole Sun” video. It was instrumental in me falling in love with rock ‘n’ roll and I owe a lot of that love to Soundgarden and Audioslave.

Please enjoy “Rusty Cage” and take in Cornell’s absolutely legendary vocals, as well as Johnny Cash’s masterful cover.

Sure hope to see you in Heaven, Chris…

For The Win signs with Victory

Press release

San Diego’s FOR THE WIN has a new label home of Victory Records. They will release their new album, Heavy Thoughts, this August. Alternative Press described them as “sweat-soaked, pit-ready pop punk and riff-heavy metalcore.”

“Over the years we’ve seen some of our favorite bands thrive on Victory and do some amazing things in this scene, and we are extremely proud to announce our signing and be a part of that,” said vocalist Kyle Christensen. “We are excited to work with a label that has put so much effort into some of our favorite bands that we grew up listening to. After visiting the Victory office and meeting all of the amazing staff, we knew this was going to be a massive opportunity for us to put one of our own gold records on that same wall as some of our favorite artists.”

Mastodan at Minglewood Thursday

Love reading Wikipedia’s musical descriptions. For Mastodon, it reads this under genre:

“Hard” would have sufficed. The band’s new album “Emperor of Sand” has been out for a couple of months and those of us around Memphis will get to get to see it live Thursday at Minglewood Hall.

Mastodon seems to fly low on the rock radar (they’d played Kimmel for crying out loud). Despite not being the most radio-friendly rock band on the planet, it has quite a following and quite a new album – heavy from start to finish.

Looking forward to the show. Hope to see you there.