Big names lining up for Chester Bennington tribute

The remaining members of Linkin Park will be joined by some of rock’s biggest names on Oct. 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for a tribute concert to former LP frontman Chester Bennington.

Members of Korn, System of a Down and Blink 182 are all on the bill. Tickets are available, but aren’t budget friendly – available at Ticketmaster.

Turntable hunting: check the reviews

I’ve been searching for a new turntable – the Jensen I bought has unfortunately been a dud. But the search has led me to several review sites that rank the best out there. Audio-Technica has been an overwhelming favorite among reviewers.

Here is one of the sites I ran upon – Wire Cutter.

Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB

Prophets of Rage album out Friday

Loving everything Prophets of Rage has released and the wait for the self-titled album is almost over. The Cypress Hill, Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy combo group’s record will hit shelves Friday amidst a tour that includes Louder Than Life and Ozzfest, plus overseas dates.

If you haven’t surfed YouTube for some of their cover work, it’s worth your time.

Here are a couple. Enjoy. And get the album Friday.

Manson (finally) announces release date

from SPIN

The first of several new songs Marilyn Manson debuted live this summer has formally arrived, along with news of his upcoming tenth studio album. Snarling new single “We Know Where You … Live” (all caps) premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show today and is now available to stream. The release serves as notice of Manson’s forthcoming album Heaven Upside Down, which is out October 6, according to Lowe.

The rest of the story from SPIN, with a snippet of the new song.

Pre-order Steve Miller’s new “Ultimate Hits” – show Friday in Memphis

The Steve Miller Band is releasing a new “Ultimate Hits” collection Friday, the same day the band is in Memphis.

You can get a standard with 22 tracks or deluxe with 40 tracks. Of course you can get it digitally, but I’m a vinyl guy, so here is the link for the vinyl preorder.

And if you haven’t gotten tickets yet for Friday’s show at The Garden, go to or

Diggin’ new POD track

The POD boys from Southtown may be rock’s most consistent force. Sonny and the guys keep pumping out great tracks, the latest no different – “Soundboy Killa.”

It’s classic POD, with a tinge of reggae. It hints to me of 1999’s “Southtown.” More than 20 years of amazing and it is’t slowing down.

Victory selling shirts for Harvey relief

In response to the devastating events in Houston, TX and the surrounding area as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Victory Records will be raising money to donate with a limited edition t-shirt featuring the four bands that call Texas home: Reverend Horton Heat,Shattered SunDarkness Divided, and Seeker. The Texas Strong t-shirt is available for pre-order on and will only be available for one week.

100% of proceeds will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Additionally, Shattered Sun will be performing at two disaster relief shows this weekend in San Antonio, TX and Corpus Christi, TXand have shared the following message:
“Good morning our fellow Texans. After much deliberation about the shows this weekend in Corpus Christi and San Antonio we have decided to keep the shows alive. We spoke to all the bands and both venues and decided mutually to turn these shows into disaster relief shows. We simply couldn’t sit back and do nothing. I know there are plenty of people out there struggling and we must do our part to help the city and state that made us who we are today. Saturday’s show, we teamed up with The House of Rock – $10 at the door, but can knock that down to half price by bringing a few canned goods to donate. If you don’t have canned goods or a donation, a portion of your cover will be donated to those in need at this trying time. We will leave everyone with this, we definitely know that this isn’t a time for shows and metal. We almost canceled all together but we didn’t want to give up that easy. We want to help the place we all call home in any way we can, and this is the best way we know how. If you can’t make it this weekend we truly understand but for those that can, please follow our lead by lending a hand to your fellow Texans in need. Come have a good time for a good cause!”