Posts Tagged ‘Rob Zombie’

John 5

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Review by Greg Maki
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Instrumental rock music can be a tough sell, even for someone who loves music as much as me. Too often, it comes across as self-indulgent, with endless noodling and shredding. It’s as if the musicians forget the song is what matters most.

Over his eight solo albums, John 5 has avoided that common pitfall, and when John 5 and the Creatures came to the area earlier this month, I jumped at the chance to see them live for the second time in two years. (more…)

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The second annual Chicago Open Air festival will bring together an all-star lineup of rock’s top artists on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, just outside Chicago. The three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature more than 40 performances, including Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Body Count and many more.

Tickets for go on sale at noon CST Friday, Jan. 20, at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com. (more…)

John 5

Guitarist John 5 has announced the track listing of his upcoming eighth full-length solo album, Season of the Witch. The fully instrumental album, which features his band, The Creatures (bassist Ian Ross and drummer Rodger Carter), is set to hit stores on March 3. The album features experimentation with various genres, including western swing, Spanish flamenco and heavy metal. Pre-orders will become available via iTunes in early February.

John 5 took a different approach with the release of Season of the Witch, choosing to share his new music with fans throughout 2016 by releasing several tracks individually in the form of various music videos. Tracks/videos released include the fast-paced “Black Grass Plague,” downtempo, introspective “Behind the Nut Love,, hard rocking “Now Fear This,” jazz fusion marathon “Here’s to the Crazy Ones” (featuring a bit of “monkeying around”), heavy metal claymation shredfest “Making Monsters” and the whiskey-soaked “Hell Haw.” The videos have garnered nearly a million views, collectively. (more…)

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John 5

John 5

JOHN 5 LIVE PHOTOS
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Review by Greg Maki
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Sometimes just putting on a concert is a feat worth celebrating.

John 5 was scheduled to bring his solo tour to Hard Times Cafe in Hagerstown, Maryland. But less than a month before the show, the venue, which had seemed from an outside perspective to be growing in prominence in the past year or so as a regional concert destination, abruptly closed its doors. (One of the owners cited years of poor sales as the reason. Read about it here.)

Undeterred, the promoter quickly found a new location for the show, which also featured well-known area acts Silvertung (which just signed a record deal with Pavement Entertainment and has started to make a splash nationally), Small Town Titans and Pain. (more…)

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Disturbed

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Disturbed and Rob Zombie have announced a May co-headlining tour of the United States. Ahead of that, Disturbed is gearing up to kick off its first tour following a four-year hiatus, starting in the U.S. in Fargo, North Dakota, on Feb. 10 and taking the bandon an almost entirely sold-out run through North America to headlining slots at major festivals across the U.S., U.K. and Europe. Tickets for the Disturbed and Rob Zombie tour officially go on sale Friday, Jan. 22. Exclusive meet-and-greet and VIP ticket packages will be available. Visit Ticketmaster for details, and head to Disturbed1.com for more information and tickets for all upcoming Disturbed dates. (more…)

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion expands to three full days in 2016, featuring best of today’s rock, along with classic artists playing on four stages, the expanded Pig-Out BBQ village and premium camping facilities. The 2016 festival is set for May 6, 7 and 8 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte, and will feature performances from over 50 top rock artists including Disturbed, The Scorpions, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, A Day to Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me the Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise and Lamb of God.

The Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival sold out in advance in 2015, with a record-setting 80,000 fans in attendance for the fifth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion.

The current band lineup is as follows: (more…)

Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville returns to Jacksonville, Florida’s Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, 2016, with a lineup of over 45 bands, including rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, Disturbe, Jacksonville’s ownShinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, ZZ Top, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon and many more.

Florida’s biggest rock festival kicks off the World’s Loudest Month festival series and will offer multiple onsite experiences, including Monster Energy artist autograph signings and beverage sampling, Gourmet Man Food, Tequila World, MAKE YOUR MARK Graffiti Zone, the first-ever Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row Experience, The Music Experience, Jacksonville Jaguars facilitating various onsite activities during the festival, other art installations and more to be announced. After expanding into the adjacent EverBank Field grounds in 2015, Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville drew a record crowd of 50,000 and continues to grow. (more…)

After three consecutive sellouts, Monster Energy Fort Rock is expanding to two days– Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, 2016–at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida  South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival will feature performances from rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, the return of Disturbed (after a four-year hiatus), Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Lamb of God and more. (more…)