Flogging Molly Announces Details For St. Patrick’s Day Livestream Concert

Courtesy: Bushmills Irish Whiskey/Danny Wimmer Presents

Flogging Molly will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with its own livestream next month.

The band is scheduled to hold its ticketed event at 3 p.m. ET on March 17 through the band’s official website. The concert, sponsored by Bushmills Irish Whiskey and produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, will take place live from Dublin, Ireland.

Front man Dave King talked about the special event in a prepared statement.

“In any house, even in the darkest of times, there’s always a room, a room for celebration,” said King.  “In over twenty years together, this is our first ever show from the Emerald Isle on St. Patrick’s Day. Welcome to Ireland. Let’s celebrate! From our family to yours, Sláinte!”

Early bird tickets, merchandise bundles, virtual meet & greet sessions, and chances to take part in Bushmills’ “First Whiskey” program are available now here. A portion of proceeds from sales will benefit Sweet Relief Crew Fund. Tickets start at $15 per household and allow streaming access to the concert for five days between Mach 17-21

The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a nonprofit that provides financial aid to musicians who need the assistance while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Its crew-directed program is aimed at helping bands’ road crews who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bushmills “First Whiskey” program allows customers 21 and older nationwide to order one of its Irish Whiskey drinks to-go from their neighborhood pub. The company will cover the cost of the drink through March 18 through the program. More information is available here.

More information about Flogging Molly’s upcoming livestream show is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.floggingmolly.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flogginmolly

Twitter: https://twitter.com/floggingmolly

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Dropkick Murphys Announces New LP’s Title, Release Date, Cover Art; Debuts Album’s Latest Single

Courtesy: Born & Bred Records

Dropkick Murphys will release its next album this spring.

The band is scheduled to release its new album Turn Up That Dial April 30 through Born & Bred Records. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the album’s latest single, ‘Middle Finger‘ Tuesday. The album has also produced the singles, ‘Smash S*** Up,’ ‘Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding,’ and ‘I Wish You Were Here,’ which is a tribute to the late father of co-front man Al Barr.

DKM’s latest single features a sound in its arrangement that many of its fans will find engaging and entertaining. The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement will find its own appeal.

Dropkick Murphys founding member Ken Casey talked about the lyrical theme in the band’s new single during a recent interview.

“Thinking of my younger days, I made things a lot harder for myself than they needed to be – and still pay for some of those mistakes now,” he said.

Additionally, Casey discussed the band’s new album during that interview..

“On this record, the overall theme is the importance of music, and the bands that made us who we are,” said  Casey. “We just hope [the album] takes people’s minds off their troubles. We’re so fortunate and grateful to be in the position to share a little happiness in our own way. Our gratitude levels are off the chart. 25 years ago, somebody bet me 30 bucks I couldn’t form a band with three weeks’ notice to open for his band. As kids, we’d never been out of New England and here we are – we’ve made ten records and have been all over the globe. If there’s a message to this album, it’s ‘put your fist up and play it loud.’”

In related news, the band recently announced that it has a new livestream concert planned to take place next month. The livestream, dubbed “Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021” is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. ET March 17 here. As with its concert that it held last year, this performance will be free to view.

Casey talked about making the concert free through a prepared statement.

“Instead of charging for tickets, we’re going to ‘pass the virtual hat’ so you can donate what you’d like to help support us in our efforts to keep paying our employees,” he said. “When we did the first two free live streams for charity, our fans were super generous and we raised lots of money for good causes. But frankly, we’ve been out of work for over a year, so this one, we’ve gotta make about us. Of course, a portion will also go to charity, as always! ”

Donors will get to see their names scroll across the bottom of the screen during the performance. The concert will feature a variety of classic Dropkick Murphys songs and a selection of songs featured on the band’s forthcoming album. The band is expected to announce the first details on that album next week.

Dropkick Murphys’ streaming concerts held in 2020 — “Streaming Up From Boston” and “Streaming Outta Fenway” — raised collectively, $760,000 to help charities and to help pay the band’s employees. The first of the concerts raised $60,000 while the latter — “Streaming Outta Fenway” — raised $700,000. Audiences can watch that latter show streaming here.

More information on Dropick Murphys’ upcoming livestream and album is available along with all of Dropkick Murphys’ latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.dropkickmurphys.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DropkickMurphys

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/DropkickMurphys

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Lamb Of God Debuts ‘Ghost Shaped People’ Video

Courtesy: Epic Records

Lamb of God kicked off the weekend by debuting a new music video.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Ghost Shaped People‘ Friday. The song is featured in the forthcoming re-issue of the band’s 2020 self-titled album, which is scheduled for release March 26 through Epic Records.

The video for LOG’s new single is a full black and white presentation. It features a large screen set atop a large mound that is set against what looks like a post-apocalyptic setting. According to information provided about the video, the additional imagery used in the video is meant to tell the story of a man’s journey into the afterlife.

‘Ghost Shaped People’ is available to stream through a variety of outlets. The song’s musical arrangement is a blistering, guitar-driven track that will appeal to longtime Lamb of God fans while its companion lyrical content comes across as a statement about human nature. Front man Randy Blythe even asks in the song’s chorus, “How far are you willing to go/What is the cost of victory.”

The expanded packaging for LOG’s self-titled re-issue will feature the band’s original album along with two additional discs, one of which will feature the full audio of the band’s first livestream of 2020. That performance featured Lamb of God performing its latest album in whole along with four encores, ‘Ruin,’ ‘Contractor,’ ‘512’ and its brand new song ‘The Death of Us.’ The song in question was crafted for the soundtrack to the movie Bill & Ted Face the Music.

The second bonus disc featured in the forthcoming re-issue is a DVD that contains the full audio-visual presentation of the band’s noted livestream concert. It should be noted that the DVD will only be available with the re-issue’s physical releases and not digital. A trailer for the DVD and overall re-issue is streaming here.

‘Ghost Shaped People’ is just one of the bonus tracks featured in the new re-issue of Lamb of God. Along with that song, the re-issue also features the bonus track ‘Hyperthermic/Accelerate.’

Pre-orders for Lamb of God’s forthcoming re-issue are open. The record’s track listing for each of its platforms is noted below.

The complete track listing for Lamb Of God Deluxe Edition is:

Disc 1

Lamb Of God Original Album + 2 Bonus Tracks

1.    Memento Mori

2.    Checkmate

3.    Gears

4.    Reality Bath

5.    New Colossal Hate

6.    Resurrection Man

7.    Poison Dream feat. Jamey Jasta

8.    Routes feat. Chuck Billy

9.    Bloodshot Eyes

10.  On The Hook

11.  Ghost Shaped People

12.  Hyperthermic/Accelerate

Disc 2

Lamb Of God – Live From Richmond, VA

1.    Memento Mori (Live)

2.    Checkmate (Live)

3.    Gears (Live)

4.    Reality Bath (Live)

5.    New Colossal Hate (Live)

6.    Resurrection Man (Live)

7.    Poison Dream (Live)

8.    Routes (Live)

9.    Bloodshot Eyes (Live)

10.  On The Hook (Live)

11.  Contractor (Live)

12.  Ruin (Live)

13.  The Death of Us (Live)

14.  512

Disc 3

Lamb Of God – Live From Richmond, VA DVD

1.    Memento Mori 

2.    Checkmate

3.    Gears

4.    Reality Bath

5.    New Colossal Hate

6.    Resurrection Man

7.    Poison Dream1.

8.    Routes

9.    Bloodshot Eyes

10.  On The Hook

11.  Contractor

12.  Ruin

13.  The Death of Us

14.  512

Digital copies will contain only Disc 1 and Disc 2.

Lamb Of God – Live From Richmond, VA vinyl track listing:

Side 1

1.    Memento Mori

2.    Checkmate

3.    Gears

4.    Reality Bath

5.    New Colossal Hate

Side 2

1.    Resurrection Man

2.    Poison Dream

3.    Routes

4.  Bloodshot Eyes

5.    On The Hook

In related news, Lamb of God’s tour with Megadeth is scheduled to launch in July following delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Trivium and In Flames are scheduled to provide support throughout the tour. The UK leg of Lamb of God’s tour with Kreator will tentatively follow in November and December. Tickets for each tour are available here.

More information on Lamb of God’s new singles, album, upcoming live dates, news and more is available online now at:

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Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/lambofgod

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/lambofgod

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Silver Linings Music To Release New Motorhead Live Recording

Courtesy: Silver Linings Music

Motorhead fans will get a new archived live concert from the band this spring.

The band is scheduled to release its new live recording, Louder Than NoiseLive in Berlin April 23 through Silver Lining Music. The concert featured in the recording was originally captured Dec. 5, 2012 at the Berlin Velodrom. Approximately 12,000 people attended that concert.

The forthcoming recording will release on CD/DVD combo pack, 2LP, digital, and deluxe box set. The box set contains the recording on each noted platform and a bonus “Motorhead branded passport cover.”

In anticipation of the recording’s release, Silver Linings Music has released a live clip of the band performing the song ‘Over The Top.’

‘Over The Top’ is just one of the songs featured in the forthcoming live recording. The set list runs 15-songs deep and also features Motorhead hits, such as ‘Doctor Rock,’ Damage Case, and ‘Ace of Spades.’ The recording’s full set list is noted below.

Track Listing:

I Know How to Die – Live in Berlin 2012

Damage Case – Live in Berlin 2012

Stay Clean – Live in Berlin 2012

Metropolis – Live in Berlin 2012

Over the Top – Live in Berlin 2012

Doctor Rock – Live in Berlin 2012

String Theory – Live in Berlin 2012

The Chase Is Better Than the Catch – Live in Berlin 2012

Rock It – Live in Berlin 2012

You Better Run – Live in Berlin 2012

The One to Sing the Blues – Live in Berlin 2012

Going to Brazil – Live in Berlin 2012

Killed by Death – Live in Berlin 2012

Ace of Spades – Live in Berlin 2012

Overkill – Live in Berlin 2012

More information on Motorhead’s new live recording is available along with all of the latest Motorhead news at:

Websitehttps://www.motorhead.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/myMotorhead

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59X Records Announces Date, Specs For Second Annual Festival

Courtesy: 59X Records/Earshot Media

Independent record label 59X Records is doing its part address mental health concerns nationwide.

The label is addressing the concerns with its annual 59X Festival. Now in its second year, the festival is scheduled to take place Feb. 27. Tickets are available here, and 100 percent of sales for the livestream festival will go to benefit the nonprofit 320 Changes Direction. The program is geared toward addressing mental illness and related factors, such as homelessness, military service, and the economy.

Neon Dreams will headline the upcoming concert. The band was awarded the title of Breakthrough Group of the Year at the 2020 Juno Awards.

Also scheduled to perform at the virtual festival are: The Carolyn, Viper Club, Heathersett, Shoegazers, Hoity-Toity, Rough Dreams, Taylor Sackson, Misty Eyed, The Killakee House, Black Suit Youth, and Snailmate.

59 X Records founder Peter Catalano addressed the festival in a prepared statement.

“We’re thrilled to bring back 59 X Fest in 2021 as a virtual livestream,” said Catalano. “Our fest in 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic so we began plans to host something virtual in early 2021. The bands and artists jumped right to help us make this fest special and different. Due to everyone being spread out across the US and Canada, we wanted the world to see our artists and friends behind the scenes in their own creative spaces, even if that meant just filming with an iPhone. It speaks to the culture here at 59 X Records that we are really proud of.”

Ami Rogers, Festival Organizer and Vice President of Operations and Artist Development at 59X Records expanded on Catalano’s comments as she addressed the partnership with 320 Changes Direction.

“Seeing musicians, fans, and the rest of the world continue to struggle with mental health throughout this global pandemic has been difficult for everyone,” said Rogers. “In the absence of live shows, we were compelled to use whatever platform we could to raise awareness and funds for 320 Changes Direction.”

More information on the second annual 59X Records Festival is available along with all of the label’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.59xrecords.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/59xrecords

Twitter: https://twitter.com/59xrecords

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Announces Release Date, Specs For New Lynyrd Skynyrd Live Recording

Lynyrd Skynyrd has a new live recording on the way.

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

The band is scheduled to release its new recording, Live at Knebworth ’76 on April 9 on DVD/CD combo pack, Blu-ray/CD combo pack, limited edition 2LP/DVD combo pack, and digital. The recording, which will release through Eagle Rock Entertainment, was originally recorded Aug. 21, 1976 at a day-long festival at Knebworth. The concert featured the band’s lineup of: Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Leon Wilkerson, Artimus Pyle, Billy Powell, and The Honkettes.

The concert’s set list featured performances of songs, such as ‘Gimme Three Steps,’ ‘Free Bird, and ‘Sweet Home Alabama.’ The concert’s set list is noted below.

TRACK LISTING

  1. ‘Workin’ for MCA’
  2. ‘I Ain’t The One’
  3. ‘Saturday Night Special’
  4. ‘Searching’
  5. ‘Whiskey Rock-A-Roller’
  6. ‘Travelin’ Man’
  7. ‘Gimme Three Steps’
  8. ‘Call Me The Breeze’
  9. ‘T for Texas’
  10. ‘Sweet Home Alabama’
  11. ‘Free Bird’

Pre-orders for Live at Knebworth ’76 are open. A trailer for the concert is streaming here.

More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available at:

Websitehttps://www.eagle-rock.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

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Dropkick Murphys To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Another Virtual Concert; Announces New LP Coming

Courtesy: Ashton-Magnuson Media

Dropkick Murphys announced its early plans for 2021 Monday.

The band revealed through a press release, that it has a new livestream show and album on the way this year. The livestream, dubbed “Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021” is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. ET March 17 here. As with its concert that it held last year, this performance will be free to view.

Band founder Ken Casey talked about making the concert free through a prepared statement.

“Instead of charging for tickets, we’re going to ‘pass the virtual hat’ so you can donate what you’d like to help support us in our efforts to keep paying our employees,” he said. “When we did the first two free live streams for charity, our fans were super generous and we raised lots of money for good causes. But frankly, we’ve been out of work for over a year, so this one, we’ve gotta make about us. Of course, a portion will also go to charity, as always! ”

Donors will get to see their names scroll across the bottom of the screen during the performance. The concert will feature a variety of classic Dropkick Murphys songs and a selection of songs featured on the band’s forthcoming album. The band is expected to announce the first details on that album next week.

Dropkick Murphys’ streaming concerts held in 2020 — “Streaming Up From Boston” and “Streaming Outta Fenway” — raised collectively, $760,000 to help charities and to help pay the band’s employees. The first of the concerts raised $60,000 while the latter — “Streaming Outta Fenway” — raised $700,000. Audiences can watch that latter show streaming here.

More information on Dropick Murphys’ upcoming livestream and album is available along with all of Dropkick Murphys’ latest news at:

Website: https://www.dropkickmurphys.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DropkickMurphys

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DropkickMurphys

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Devin Townsend Announces Release Date, Specs For “New” Live Recording

Courtesy: InsideOut Music

Devin Townsend will release a “new” live recording next month.

Townsend is scheduled to release Acoustically Inclined, Live in Leeds March 19 through InsideOut Music. Originally released as part of Townsend’s recently released Empath Ultimate Edition, the 11-song recording is the first in a series of content that Townsend has planned for release this year dubbed the “Devolution Series” as he awaits the return of live music. That is according to a news release distributed to the press Friday.

The forthcoming release marks the first time that the Leeds acoustic show has released exclusively on an audio-only format. Its previous release with the Empath Ultimate Edition was a full audio-visual presentation. The recording’s forthcoming release will come separately on Limited Edition CD digipack, Gatefold 2LP/CD, and digital. Pre-orders are open now.

In anticipation of the recording’s release, Townsend debuted his performance of ‘Hyperdrive‘ Friday.

The track listing for Acoustically Inclined, Live in Leeds is noted below.

DEVIN TOWNSEND “Devolution Series #1 –
Acoustically Inclined, Live in Leeds” track listing:
1. Intro (06:30)
2. Let it Roll (03:48)
3. Funeral (08:17)
4. Deadhead (07:51)
5. Ih-Ah! (04:44)
6. Love? (08:06)
7. Hyperdrive (04:27)
8. Terminal (04:58)
9. Coast (04:37)
10. Solar Winds (03:25)
11. Thing Beyond Things (04:34)

More information on Devin Townsend’s upcoming live recording is available online along with all of his latest news at:

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Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/dvntownsend

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The Go-Gos Announce Release Date, Specs For ‘God Bless The Go-Gos’ Re-Issue

The Go-Gos’ 2001 album God Bless The Go-Gos is getting its own re-issue.

The album, which was at the time its first together since 1984’s Talk Show, is scheduled for release May 14 on vinyl. The re-issue celebrates the 20th anniversary of that album’s release and on deluxe CD and digital platforms. The re-issue will feature new cover art, shown here, and the bonus tracks ‘I Think I Need Sleep’ and ‘King of Confusion.’ Pre-orders are open.

The re-issue’s track listing is noted below.

VINYL TRACK LISTING:

SIDE 1
1. La La Land
2. Unforgiven
3. Apology
4. Stuck In My Car
5. Vision Of Nowness
6. Here You Are
7. Automatic Rainy Day

SIDE 2
1. Kissing Asphalt
2. Insincere
3. Sonic Superslide
4. Throw Me A Curve
5. Talking Myself Down
6. Daisy Chain

CD/DIGITAL TRACK LISTING
1. La La Land
2. Unforgiven
3 .Apology
4. Stuck In My Car
5. Vision Of Nowness
6. Here You Are
7. Automatic Rainy Day
8. Kissing Asphalt
9. Insincere
10. Sonic Superslide
11. Throw Me A Curve
12. Talking Myself Down
13. Daisy Chain
14. I Think I Need Sleep
15. King Of Confusion

*Bonus Tracks

God Bless The Go-Gos reached #57 on the Billboard Top 200 and has since reached #17 on the Top Internet Albums Chart. Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade (Radiohead, Hole) co-produced the album.

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong made a guest appearance on the album’s track, ‘Unforgiven.’ Ram Jaffee (The Wallflowers, Foo Fighters) lent his talents to another of the album’s tracks, ‘Here You Are.’ ‘Daisy Chain’ featured a guest appearance by Roger Manning (Jellyfish, Imperial Drag, The Moog Cookbook).

Courtesy: Eagle Vision/Mercury Studios

In other news, The Go-Gos’ documentary — simply titled The Go-Gos — was released through digital and rental services Friday through Eagle Vision and Mercury Studios. Its physical release is scheduled for Feb. 26 through Polygram/UMe on DVD/Blu-ray combo pack.

The documentary, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, presents the history of the all-female band from its roots in the Los Angeles punk scene to its meteoric rise to fame. The story features interviews with subjects, such as Belinda Carlisle, Kathy Valentine, and Gina Schock to add to its depth.

As an added bonus, the documentary follows the band as it writes its female empowerment anthem ‘Club Zero,’ its first new song in almost 20 years. The song hit the Top 10 on Billboard’s Rock Digital Sales Chart.

In more news, The Go-Gos are scheduled to launch a series of live dates starting June 18 in San Francisco, CA, conditions pending due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour is scheduled to run just under a month long, ending on July 11 in Asbury Park, NJ. The tour’s tentative schedule is noted below.

Summer 2021 North American tour dates:
Jun 18 The Masonic San Francisco, CA +
Jun 23 Humphreys San Diego, CA +
Jun 24 Humphreys San Diego, CA +
Jun 27 Pechanga Resort Casino Temecula, CA +
Jun 29 Orpheum Theater Los Angeles, CA +
Jun 30 Orpheum Theater Los Angeles, CA +
Jul 7 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY
Jul 8 Parx Casino Bensalem, PA
Jul 10 Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket, CT
Jul 11 Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ +

Date changes

More information on The Go-Gos’ new re-issue, documentary, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://gogos.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/OfficialGoGos

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/officialgogos

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The Nixons Announces Details For New Livestream Concert

Courtesy: INgrooves

The Nixons will hold a new livestream performance next month.

The band has announced it has scheduled the performance to take place 8 p.m. ET Feb. 19 through Veeps! The livestream performance, aptly titled “The Nixons Live” is part of the band’s ongoing promotion for its most recently release studio recording, Sonic Boom (2020). The EP was the band’s first new music in more than 20 years when it was released last year.

Sonic Boom produced three singles, ‘Ghost of an Angel,’ ‘Favorite Lies,’ and ‘Crutch.’

More information on The Nixons’ upcoming livestream show, and its latest record, Sonic Boom, is available along with all of The Nixons’ latest news and more at:

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Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TheNixonsOfficial

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