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    October 17th, 2017


    WHAT: The Recording Academy has launched its 20th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative® Writing Competition co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. The Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition has been redesigned to focus greater attention on the winner. The program has also returned to the Recording Academy’s Membership & Industry Relations Department, where the program was initially created.

    The Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. A $10, 000 scholarship will be awarded to the author of the winning paper, and a $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the runner-up. In addition, the winner will receive airfare and hotel accommodations for two and two tickets to the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, which will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT. The winner will also receive two tickets to other 60th GRAMMY® Week activities, including the prestigious annual Entertainment Law Initiative Event & Scholarship Presentation on Jan. 26, where the winning student will be recognized; MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac on Jan. 26; and the GRAMMY Celebration®, the official GRAMMY Awards after-party.

    • The Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition is open to law students enrolled in ABA-approved law schools
    • Students must write a 3,000-word essay on a compelling legal issue facing the music industry
    • For complete contest rules, visit; for further questions, email
    • Submissions must be received by Jan. 2, 2018 (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT)
    • Winners will be announced on Jan. 10, 2018
    About The Recording Academy
    The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.For more information about the Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, “like” Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy’s social communities on Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.


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    October 16th, 2017

    Winter Tour Kicks Off February 1 in Worcester, MA, More Dates To Come

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fans of Aaron Lewis won’t be disappointed with the latest addition to his nonstop tour schedule. Lewis joins country-rocker Brantley Gilbert for his The Ones That Like Me 2018 Tour. Having spent the better portion of 2017 crisscrossing the nation on his Sinner Tour, Lewis’ no-holds-barred attitude continues breaking barriers that are so prevalent in today’s music industry. His raw lyrics and authentic sound continue to keep his loyal fan base satisfied while adding to it with each performance.

    “Since beginning a solo country career, Lewis has only grown more confident in his honky-tonk spirit with last year’s excellent Sinner LP easily being one of the year’s best country albums.” – Dallas Morning News.

    Making its debut at No. 1 on the Top 200 Albums, Top Country Albums and Top Digital Albums Charts, Lewis released SINNER, his third solo country project, in September 2016. In the stunning Dot Records follow up to his full-length solo debut, THE ROAD, Lewis redefines outlaw country. The critically-acclaimed project was recorded in a stunning 16 hours at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio with legendary producer Buddy Cannon (Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson). Single-handedly writing 8 out of the 12 tracks, the outspoken singer/songwriter once again delivers.”

    “Aaron Lewis shows a surprising understanding and respect for country music with his latest album, Sinner. Drawing from his childhood influences of listening to country music in his grandfather’s car, Sinner shows Aaron’s abilities as a singer, songwriter, musician and stylist. With guest appearances from Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson and Dan Tyminski, SINNER might just be the record that propels Aaron to a permanent place in country music.” – The Boot

    “Aaron Lewis brings a raw honesty to his songs on the new album Sinner that Country Music radio hasn’t heard in a long time. The imagery of the lyrics sucks you in, but his mournful voice and guitar keep you!”- Maverick Magazine

    The Ones That Like Me 2018 is set to kick off February 1 in Worcester, MA at DUC Center. For a complete list of dates, visit

    WITH Aaron Lewis & Josh Phillips

    2/1 | DCU Center – Worcester, Ma.
    2/2 | GIANT Center – Hershey, Pa.
    2/3 | Times Union Center – Albany, N.Y.
    2/8 | Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, S.C.
    2/9 | Thompson Bolling Arena – Knoxville, Tenn.
    2/10 | BancorpSouth Arena – Tupelo, Miss.
    2/15 | EagleBank Arena – Fairfax, Va.
    2/16 | The James Brown Arena – Augusta, Ga.
    2/17 | North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, S.C.
    3/24 | Tuscaloosa Amphitheater – Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    4/19 | Lexington Center-Rupp Arena – Lexington, Ky.
    4/20 | Salem Civic Center – Salem, Va.
    4/21 | Eastern Kentucky Expo Center – Pikeville, Ky.
    4/26 | Wright State University Nutter Center – Daytone, Ohio
    4/27 | ISU Hulman Center – Terre Haute, Ind.
    4/28 | Walmart Amp-Arkansas Music Pavillion – Rogers, Ark.
    5/10 | US Cellular Center – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    5/11 | Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, Mich.
    5/12 | Erie Insurance Arena – Erie, Pa.

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    October 12th, 2017




    10th Anniversary Book Out 10/23 via Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster SIXX:A.M.’s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack 10th Anniversary Edition Out 10/27 via Eleven Seven Music 10th Anniversary Book Out 10/23 via Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster SIXX:A.M.’s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack 10th Anniversary Edition Out 10/27 via Eleven Seven Music

    LOS ANGELES, October 12, 2017 – Today global rock icon Nikki Sixx announces plans to step down as host of and end his nationally-syndicated Premiere Networks / iHeartRadio rock Radio programs, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Classic with Nikki Sixx at the end of this year. His final broadcast will be December 31, 2017.

    Launched at the beginning of 2010, his flagship radio program Sixx Sense quickly became the biggest syndicated rock show in America, distributed to more than 130 stations nationwide and boasting nearly 3 Million global weekly listeners. Sixx has welcomed an influential array of prominent musicians, celebrities, and noteworthy personalities as guests on the show. During his tenure as host he interviewed royalty such as Sir Paul McCartney, Slash, Steven Tyler, Metallica, Stevie Nicks, and Dolly Parton, boxing champion Mike Tyson, director Cameron Crowe, celebrity health expert Dr. Oz, and many more.

    In addition, the program provided a unique platform for new music discovery with Sixx hand-selecting up-and-coming talent and introducing his audience to future superstars. Sixx launched trailblazing artists such as Awolnation, Greta Van Fleet, and Nothing More among many more by debuting their music on Sixx Sense.

    Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks, stated: “When we first partnered with Nikki in 2010, we set out to create a unique program from the perspective of true rock star, and that’s exactly what we did. We’re proud of the work we did together to make Sixx Sense one of the most-widely-syndicated Rock radio programs in the country, while establishing the ultimate platforms for rock music fans, as well as new and established artists. It’s been a pleasure working with Nikki, and we wish him all the best.”

    “I grew up discovering music on the radio,” explains Nikki Sixx.”So to host my own show over the nearly eight years of Sixx Sense was beyond my wildest dreams. I could not have done it without my amazing team in the studio, or the guests, musicians, and listeners that brought the show to life. It’s been an inspirational journey and I’ll always be a fan of the medium, but it’s time to shift gears outside the realm of solely radio. I’m in the process of developing new and unique programming and ventures across multiple platforms. But I’m really gonna miss Sixx Sense.”

    Sixx is stepping down from his hosting duties to focus on myriad new endeavors in 2018 including his blossoming photography career, television endeavors and the Broadway adaptation of his New York Times Bestselling Memoir The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life of a Shattered Rockstar.

    Featuring music from SIXX:A.M.’s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, the first-ever soundtrack tied to a book release, Sixx has teamed up with former Live Nation Chairman and Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark Broadway producer Michael Cohl to bring this compelling story of addiction and redemption to life on stage.

    Originally released in 2007, both the book and soundtrack will see Tenth Anniversary Editions released later this month: The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life of a Shattered Rockstar ft. new chapters and never-before-seen photographs is out October 24th via Gallery Books / Simon and Schuster. The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Edition by SIXX:A.M. ft. three newly reimagined 2017 tracks including #1 hit “Life Is Beautiful 2017” is out October 27th via Eleven Seven Music.

    2018 will also see Sixx take his first-ever photo exhibition Conversations with Angels around the world in partnership with Leica Camera. On display through November 5th 2017 at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles, the collection showcases the artist’s talent for storytelling across platforms with intimate images by Sixx depicting homelessness and drug addiction amongst other subjects; topics that he was all too familiar with before photography helped change his life. Sixx has also partnered with Leica Camera on the debut of a limited edition Nikki Sixx Leica Q camera. More info here.

    In addition to his own creative endeavors, the visionary artist remains committed to broadening horizons for all. Sixx recently penned a powerful op-ed for the Los Angeles Times arguing for better policies to end the scourge of opioid addiction in America.

    About Nikki Sixx

    Nikki Sixx is the International rock icon, founding member of Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M, three-time New York Times best-selling author with The Heroin Diaries, This Is Gonna Hurt and Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt, philanthropist, photographer and syndicated radio show host of Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown.

    As the creative force behind a multitude of projects, Sixx never stops inventing new ways to express himself and continues to unveil his unusual points of view with new projects. Mediums such as his photography, books, radio shows, music and others have given Sixx the ability to fully develop as an artist. In an age of overnight stars, one hit wonders and YouTube sensations, Sixx has created and maintained a career based on the uniqueness of his content and the creativity he exhibits.

    Some of Sixx’s accomplishments include over 100 million in album sales with Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., countless sold out global tours, Mötley Crüe pioneering and selling out the first hard rock residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the award-winning 2012 Kia Motors Superbowl commercial and photographing high fashion for The New York Post’s prestigious supplement, Alexa. Songs written by Sixx have been used in commercials for renowned brands, such as Dodge and Coldwell Banker amongst many others. Nikki Sixx has raised several hundred thousand dollars for Covenant House California which helped fund their highly successful music program.

    Monday through Friday until December 31st 2017, on his nationally syndicated radio show, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, which airs on over 130 stations. Sixx discusses music and lifestyle topics as he gives listeners a backstage look at the world and mind of a rock star. Sixx provides his unique perspective and attitude as he welcomes celebrity guests, recording artists and fascinating characters from all walks of life.

    Through the show, Sixx also introduces the audience to discover the next generation of new music talent and has helped break many bands. Syndicated by Premiere Networks (iHeart Media), the show is complemented by The Side
    Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx, which airs on weekends. The programs can also be heard internationally by approximately 2.8 million weekly listeners and is available on iHeart Media’s digital platform, iHeartradio. Sixx Sense celebrated its seven-year anniversary in February 2017. The final show will be December 31st 2017.

    About Premiere Networks:

    Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,900 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Dan Patrick, Kane, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan, Colin Cowherd, Johnjay and Rich, Rich Eisen, Big Boy, Brooke & Jubal, Buck Sexton, Doug Gottlieb and others. For more information, please visit

    ABOUT ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC: In 2006, Eleven Seven emerged as the preeminent 21st century rock label. As the vision of Tenth Street Entertainment C.E.O. Allen Kovac, the roster includes Five Finger Death Punch (ex-North America), HELLYEAH, In Flames, Papa Roach, and Sixx:A.M.. This full-service independent powerhouse has achieved an unprecedented string of successes, including FMQB’s 2008 “Rock Label of the Year” and Billboard’s 2010 “Rock Label of the Year.” Year after year, Eleven Seven Music has been a dominant label at rock radio. According to Mediabase, Eleven Seven was 2015’s top independent label in rock radio market share (#3 overall). In 2015, Papa Roach’s F.E.A.R. bowed at #15 on the BillboardTop 200, and their 2017 release, Crooked Teeth debuted at #1 on the Hard Rock Album chart, with their single “Help” spending 6 consecutive weeks at #1 on the rock radio chart. In 2016 alone, Eleven Seven launched successful campaigns for HELLYEAH’s UNDEN!ABLE and Sixx:A.M.’s Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1, achieving Top 25 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while In Flames’ Battles galvanized the veteran act’s career. From radio and licensing, to publicity and marketing, Eleven Seven continues to set the pace for the rock vanguard.

    GALLERY BOOKS is an imprint dedicated to publishing a variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics. Launched in February 2010, Gallery is designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones—in both fiction and nonfiction genres. Some of Gallery Books’ bestselling titles include The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, The Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware, Binge by Tyler Oakley, Selp Helf by Miranda Sings, Five Presidents by Clint Hill, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and Love Anthony by Lisa Genova.

    ABOUT SIMON & SCHUSTER: Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Touchstone, Adams Media, Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at

    ABOUT LEICA CAMERA: Passion for creating perfect pictures. Leica represents a union of craftsmanship, design and experience. It is a beautiful collision of art and engineering, and the future of form and functionality. Leica Camera is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the supreme quality and performance of cameras and lenses, and the iconic images that artists and photojournalists everywhere captured with them. For more information about Leica visit, or follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    Opened in 2013, The Leica Gallery Los Angeles was created to celebrate Leica photography. The Gallery provides unparalleled access to a rotation of curated exhibits, with imagery captured by classic and contemporary Leica photographers. Beyond the exhibition space, the Gallery also boasts a 1,200 square foot outdoor patio lounge. This serves as an additional location for Leica Akademie workshops, where professional and amateur photographers learn new techniques and get unique perspectives from featured artists. The Leica Gallery Los Angeles is open seven days a week at 8783 Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. For additional information, including lists of current and upcoming exhibitions, please visit

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    October 11th, 2017


    Tickets Available at

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Justin Moore is kicking off his highly-anticipated “Hell on a Highway Tour” on Friday, October 13 at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana. The PLATINUM-selling entertainer will hit over 40 cities across the US including stops in Baltimore, MD, Birmingham, AL, and Athens, GA. Chart-topping newcomer Dylan Scott is supporting Moore throughout the tour.

    “Hell On A Highway Tour” is Moore’s fourth headlining trek and is sure to include fan-favorites and No. 1 hits “Small Town USA,” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Till My Last Day,” “Point at You” and “Lettin’ the Night Roll” as well as back-to-back chart-toppers “You Look Like I Need a Drink” and “Somebody Else Will” from his current album KINDA DON’T CARE (The Valory Music Co.).

    Oct. 13 Monroe, La. — Monroe Civic Center
    Oct. 15 New Orleans, La. — UNO Lakefront Arena
    Oct. 19 Baltimore, Md. — The Modell Lyric
    Oct. 20 Richmond, Va. — Altria Theater
    Oct. 27 Birmingham, Ala. — BJCC Concert Hall
    Nov. 2 Lexington, Ky. – Rupp Arena
    Nov. 3 Champaign, Ill. – State Farm Center
    Nov. 4 Moline, Ill. — TaxSlayer Center
    Nov. 9 Muncie, Ind. — Emens Auditorium, Ball State University
    Nov. 10 Muskegon, Mich. — L.C. Walker Arena
    Nov. 11 Merrillville, Ind. — Star Plaza Theatre
    Nov. 16 Salem, Va. — Salem Civic Center
    Nov. 17 Athens, Ga. — Akins Arena at The Classic Center

    Jan. 18 Rio Rancho, N.M. — Santa Ana Star Center
    Jan. 19 Prescott Valley, Ariz. — Prescott Valley Event Center
    Jan. 20 Salt Lake City, UT — Maverik Center
    Jan. 21 Nampa, Idaho — Ford Idaho Center
    Jan. 23 Tucson, Ariz. — Tucson Arena
    Jan 25 San Jose, Calif. — City National Civic
    Jan. 26 Los Angeles, Calif. — Microsoft Theater
    Jan. 27 Ontario, Calif. — Citizens Business Bank Arena
    Feb. 1 Washington, D.C. — The Anthem
    Feb. 2 Salisbury, Md. — Wicomico Civic Center
    Feb. 3 Newark, Del. — Bob Carpenter Center, University of Delaware
    Feb. 9 Norfolk, Va. — Ted Constant Convocation Center
    Feb. 10 Spartanburg, S.C. — Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
    Feb. 15 Rockford, Ill. — BMO Harris Bank Center
    Feb.16 Ft. Wayne, Ind. — Allen County Memorial Coliseum
    Feb. 17 Ypsilanti, Mich. — EMU Convocation Center
    Feb. 23 Trenton, N.J. — Sun National Bank Center
    Feb. 24 Rochester, N.Y. — Blue Cross Arena
    Mar. 1 Estero, Fla. — Germaine Arena
    Mar. 3 St. Augustine, Fla. — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
    Mar. 8 Broomfield, Colo. — 1st Bank Arena
    Mar. 9 Kearney, Neb. — Viaero Event Center
    Mar. 10 Bismarck, N.D. — Bismarck Event Center
    Mar. 15 Park City, Kan. — Hartman Arena
    Mar. 16 Tulsa, Okla. — Brady Theatre
    Mar. 23 Shreveport, La. — Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
    Mar. 24 Pensacola, Fla. — Pensacola Bay Center
    Mar. 29 Kingston, R.I. — The Ryan Center
    Mar. 30 Portland, ME — Cross Insurance Arena
    Mar. 31 Bangor, ME — Cross Insurance Center
    April 19 St. Joseph, Mo. — St. Joseph Civic Center
    April 20 Cedar Falls, Iowa — McLeod Center
    April 21 Green Bay, Wisc — Resch Center
    April 26 Troy, OH — Hobart Arena
    April 27 Youngstown, OH — Covelli Centre
    April 28 Knoxville, Tenn. — Knoxville Civic Coliseum

    A seasoned showman, Moore continues to blow the roof off venues after almost a decade of touring. The OC Register raves of a recent show “It was full-on energy” and Whiskey Riff adds “…Justin rocked the crowd’s face off…”

    Moore’s latest single and title track of his fourth studio album, “Kinda Don’t Care,” is said to “…hits the twang factor in fine fashion,” according to Sounds Like Nashville. It recently impacted Country radio and is making its way up the charts.

    For tour dates and additional information, visit, or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

    Justin Moore’s long-awaited fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE earned the singer his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and features his chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” His most recent single, the title track from the album, impacted Country radio on September 18. The project is chock-full of new music with 16 tracks on the deluxe version and skyrocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart upon release. The Arkansas native spent three years putting the project together, which serves as a follow up to his second No. 1 album release, OFF THE BEATEN PATH. Moore holds seven No. 1’s under his signature white cowboy hat including “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll” as well as seven Top 10 hits. The Valory Music Co. recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations. He has shared the stage with Hank Williams Jr., Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Brantley Gilbert and recently wrapped his co-headline AMERICAN MADE TOUR with Lee Brice.

    A Louisiana native with a lifelong passion for Country music, Dylan Scott is the total package – a powerful singer with a deep, resonating drawl; an old-soul songwriter with a young spirit; a heartthrob with an easy smile; and a dreamer who followed his father’s footsteps to Nashville. Prior to landing his record deal, Scott learned the basics of singing and playing guitar from his dad – a former guitar player for Country legends Freddy Fender and Freddie Hart. He then launched onto the Country music scene in 2013 with “Making This Boy Go Crazy,” the debut single from his self-titled EP. His follow up, the infectious “Crazy Over Me,” debuted at #14 on the Billboard Country Digital Song Sales chart and hit the Top 40 on the Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. In the summer of 2016, his debut album for Curb Records, DYLAN SCOTT, landed in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart, and its romantic standout single, “My Girl,” has now been RIAA-certified GOLD, while also becoming his FIRST CAREER #1 at Country radio. Continuing the momentum, Scott released DYLAN SCOTT (DELUXE EDITION) on August 4. The expanded version of his 2016 self-titled album debut features three powerful new tracks including the addictive rush of his new single “Hooked,” the real-life fairy tale of “Sleeping Beauty” (which Scott co-wrote with Lee Brice) and the head-turning heat of “Can’t Take Her Anywhere.” Having been named one of Spotify’s Spotlight on 2016 Country Artists, fans have streamed Scott’s songs over 200 million times and counting, and sales have topped 2.2 million stream equivalent songs – figures that continue to grow by leaps and bounds. He is currently touring the country after wrapping his opening slot on Brice’s 2016 LIFE OFF MY YEARS TOUR.

    For more information on Dylan Scott and tour dates, visit

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    October 10th, 2017





    October 10, 2017 — Black Label Society have announced a hefty batch of North American tour dates today spanning coast to coast in support of their recently announced all new LP, Grimmest Hits. Support will come from legends Corrosion of Conformity on all dates. Select tour dates will see support from EYEHATEGOD and Red Fang. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

    12/27: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
    12/29: Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino
    12/30: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
    12/31: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
    1/02: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
    1/03: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
    1/04: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
    1/05: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
    1/07: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
    1/08: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
    1/09: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
    1/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
    1/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
    1/13: Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
    1/14: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
    1/15: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
    1/17: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
    1/18: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
    1/19: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
    1/20: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
    1/26: St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
    1/27: Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
    1/28: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
    1/29: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
    1/31: New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
    2/01: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
    2/02: Portland, ME @ Aura
    2/03: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
    2/05: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
    2/06: Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End
    2/07: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
    2/08: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
    2/09: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
    2/11: Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
    2/12: Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse
    2/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
    2/16: Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
    2/17: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
    2/19: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
    2/20: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
    2/21: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
    2/23: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
    2/24: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
    2/25: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
    2/27: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

    Dec 29 – Jan 20

    Red Fang
    Jan 26 – Feb 9

    Feb 11 – Feb 27

    Black Label Society recently debuted a brand new music video for the first single from Grimmest Hits titled “Room Of Nightmares” which initially debuted first on SIRIUSXM Octane, directed by long time collaborator Justin Reich.

    Black Label Society will release their tenth full length titled Grimmest Hits on January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne). The new effort will be the highly anticipated follow up to Billboard Top 5 charting titles Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014) and Order of the Black (2010). In-between then and now, Zakk Wylde released Book of Shadows II, the long awaited follow up from his 1996 solo debut of the same name, which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

    “Room Of Nightmares” is available on all digital service providers and streaming services today. The track is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes now will receive “Room of Nightmares” as an instant download. The cover art and track listing can be seen below.

    Wylde, now reunited with Ozzy Osbourne after an eight year break, has played a handful of dates with whom he refers to as “the boss,” with no signs of slowing down. The reunion kicked off over the summer with a highlighted performance at CHICAGO OPEN AIR with high profile festivals like LOUDER THAN LIFE and OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST on deck to close out the year.

    One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Society traverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigor.

    Now ten studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Black Label Society rides ever forward, fist held high.

    Track List

    1. Trampled Down Below
    2. Seasons Of Falter
    3. The Betrayal
    4. All That Once Shined
    5. The Only Words
    6. Room Of Nightmares
    7. A Love Unreal
    8. Disbelief
    9. The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away
    10. Illusions Of Peace
    11. Bury Your Sorrow
    12. Nothing Left To Say

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    October 10th, 2017


    SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (October 10, 2017) — The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS will celebrate the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® by presenting “GRAMMYs® Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special,” an all-encompassing retrospective packed with epic moments from the past 59 years of GRAMMY® history. The primetime special will be broadcast on Friday, Nov. 24, from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network.

    The one-of-a-kind broadcast event will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews, and special appearances by multi-GRAMMY winners Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, and Keith Urban, among others.

    “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special” will highlight some of the most memorable GRAMMY Moments from the last five decades of Music’s Biggest Night® and take viewers behind the scenes to reveal unknown facts about the remarkable performances. Special segments will include reactions from GRAMMY producers and members of the music community following the tragic loss of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin’s unexpected opera performance at the 40th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and Paul McCartney bringing the Beatles’ legendary album, Abbey Road, to the GRAMMY stage.

    “As we approach this milestone in GRAMMY history, we are excited to give music fans a glimpse into what artists, musicians, producers, set designers, and others do to make those unforgettable GRAMMY Moments,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “This special will take audiences on a new journey as they relive those extraordinary moments that can only be seen on the GRAMMYs.”

    “Never before have we gathered all of GRAMMY’s greatest moments from more than a half-century of award shows for one primetime special, and when you see them put together in a parade of amazing clip montages interspersed with the stories behind the performances, it’s really pretty unbelievable,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the GRAMMY Awards for the past 38 years.

    “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special” continues the tradition of previous Emmy Award-winning TV specials presented by the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS: “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life—An All-Star GRAMMY Salute,” “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America—A GRAMMY Salute,” “Sinatra 100—An All-Star GRAMMY Concert,” and “Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees.”

    “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ehrlich is the executive producer, Ron Basile is the producer, and David Wild is the writer.

    The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

    For more information about the Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, “like” Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy’s social communities on Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.

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    Blameshift Announce Co-Headlining Tour

    October 9th, 2017

    with The Nearly Deads

    Long Island, NY Hard Rock band Blameshift have announced they will co-headline a tour this fall with
    The Nearly Deads that will be sponsored by Strüng. The tour will kick off on October 12 in Stanhope, NJ and then conclude on November 2 in Nashville, TN.

    Blameshift premiered the music video for their single “Monster” through VEVO earlier this year. The video directed by Eric Schneider coined the hashtag #iamamonster, showing the dirty path of a dollar bill, making a monster out of everyone it encounters. The video now has over 121,450 views on YouTube.

    The band released Heart of Stone in mid 2016 while touring with New Years Day, Sylar and My Enemies and I. Before that Blameshift had been touring straight for nearly 8 years, logging over 1 million miles on the road, playing everything from the Vans Warped Tour to American Airlines Arena.

    As an independent band Blameshift has accomplished more than they could have ever imagined. They have landed endorsements with the biggest music companies in the world like PRS Guitars, Sennheiser, GHS Strings & Bogner Amps as well as COLDCOCK Whiskey, Venue Magic and Sullen Clothing. They have toured alongside and shared the stage with bands like Pop Evil, Adelita’s Way, Sick Puppies, Straight Line Stitch, 12 Stones and Black Stone Cherry to name just a few. They’ve lived in Los Angeles for months at a time, writing and recording songs with producer and mentor, Erik Ron (Issues, Set It Off, New Year’s Day) and have landed dates on the Vans Warped Tour. Their music has been played on TV shows on MTV, Oxygen, E! Network and more. Their songs have charted on Active Rock Radio Charts and has been played on Sirius XM as well as hundreds of other radio stations nationally and internationally.


    Rising Nashville rock band The Nearly Deads have released their hotly-anticipated new EP, Revenge of the Nearly Deads, on vinyl, CD and digitally for purchase and stream via Kobalt Music.

    Led by the inimitable vocalist Theresa Jeane along with Steven Tobi (guitar), Kevin Koelsch (bass), Javier Garza Jr. (guitar) and Josh Perrone (drums), The Nearly Deads are one of the hottest, rising rock bands to come out of Nashville.

    The band’s amalgam of powerful pop vocals and aggressive alternative rock music combined with their love of all things geek and messages of positivity and empowerment creates a truly unique style that’s garnering attention from media and fans around the world. Their lyrics inspire and motivate with themes of moving on, taking control of your life, and being unapologetically true to yourself.

    The band are fans of movies, video games and other pop culture media and like to reference their favorites in their music, videos and merchandise. This is something their fans, who are referred to as “zombies”, love about them and it has helped them make a deeper connection to them. With that said, the band had viral success of their zombie fueled video for “Never Look Back” at over 7 million views!

    TND have toured with bands In This Moment, Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body, Stitched Up Heart, Eyes Set to Kill, and opened for Halestorm as well as All American Rejects. They have also played Warped Tour, Summer Fest, Rock Fest, Journeys Back Yard BBQ and Pride Fest.

    The band who has several successful campaigns reaching well over their goals, is currently gaining massive traction with their smash hit song “Diamond In The Rough,” while their video for “Evil Ways” is already at over 600k views.

    Revenge of The Nearly Deads on CD or Vinyl NOW @
    Purchase the new EP Digitally @

    The Wake The Dead Tour

    Oct 12 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House

    Oct 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel Concert Lounge

    Oct 14 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge

    Oct 15 – Mentor-On-The-Lake, OH – Music LynXX

    Oct 17 – South Bend, IN – Cheers

    Oct 19 – Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon

    Oct 20 – West Allis, WI – Rosco’s

    Oct 21 – Fort Atkinson, WI – Hijynx

    Oct 22 – Rolla, MO – Shots

    Oct 24 – St Louis, MO – The Firebird

    Oct 26 – Omaha, NE – Bourbon Saloon

    Oct 27 – Kansas City – TBA

    Oct 28 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard

    Oct 30 – Fort Worth, TX – The Railclub

    Oct 31 – Little Rock, AR – The Rev Room

    Nov 1 – Knoxville. TN – The Open Chord

    Nov 2 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown

    Blameshift is:

    Jenny Mann – Vocals

    Tim Barbour – Guitar/Vocals

    Mike LaRoach – Bass

    Jeff Maurer – Drums

    The Nearly Deads are:

    Theresa Jeane – Vocals and Keys

    Steven Tobi – Lead Guitar

    Kevin Koelsch – Bass

    Javier Garza Jr. – Rhythm Guitar

    Josh Perrone – Drums

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    October 9th, 2017

    The NAMM Foundation is pleased to announce nominees for the 33rd NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. The annual awards are presented at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California (January 27, 2018), the global gathering of music, pro sound and event tech industries, and celebrate the spirit of innovation, honoring the best-in-class products in the pro audio community. At the show, 31 categories of products and projects will be recognized in the areas of Technical or Creative Achievement to honor the many individuals, companies and technical innovations used in sound recordings, films, broadcast television and video games.

    “The nominations for the TEC Awards and the creative luminaries behind them offer an incredible snapshot of the foremost advancements in audio products and projects,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO.“Recognizing their contributions and sharing in the special camaraderie found among industry peers makes this event truly a special part of The NAMM Show.”

    The TEC Awards Nominating Panel, comprised of leaders in audio and production, considered more than 1,000 products and projects in the nomination process. This year’s Outstanding Technical Achievement Nominees were chosen across 23 categories, ranging from Computer Audio Hardware to Recording Microphones to Wireless Technology. Reflecting the growth of live sound and event tech at The 2018 NAMM Show, the category of Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers received the most nomination entries, with finalists among the likes of Bose Professional’s ShowMatchTM DeltaQTM Array loudspeakers, d&b audiotechnik 24S|24S-D, JBL’s EON ONE Pro, L-Acoustics’ Syva System, the LINA Very Compact Linear Line Array Loudspeaker from Meyer Sound, the PreSonus Air Series and QSC’s K.2 Series.

    Eight categories for Outstanding Creative Achievement represent the top artists and productions that led the industry with innovative application and commitment to excellence. They include multi-Platinum recordings by hit-makers Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar, among other music artists. In the category of Television Sound Production, fan favorites “Better Call Saul”, “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Voice” will compete for a TEC Award. In the category of Film Sound Production, this year’s box office winners, including “Dunkirk,” “La La Land,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” have been nominated for their creative application of sound in creating a defining audible experience. Other categories include Interactive Sound Production; Record Production Single/Track; Remote Broadcast Production; Television Sound Production; and Tour Sound Production, which includes nominations from 24K Magic World Tour (Bruno Mars); The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 (U2); Metallica WorldWired Tour; and others.

    The TEC Awards will also honor two individuals for their contributions to music and recording. Soon to be announced, an honoree who embodies the creative, innovative and enterprising spirit of Les Paul will be honored with the Les Paul Innovation Award. Past Les Paul recipients include Joe Perry (Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Don Was (Was, Not Was), Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), Pete Townsend, Stevie Wonder, Todd Rundgren and others. The NAMM TEC Hall of Fame, which was created nearly 30 years ago to honor the industry’s most pioneering producers and audio recording professionals, will again induct an industry luminary to its list of honorees. Past recipients include Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Miles Davis), Skunk Baxter (Steely Dan, Elton John), Ed Cherney (Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan) and others.

    A full list of nominees and categories is included below. For invited members, voting in each category will begin in November. Winners from the 31 categories will be selected by industry professionals across major music, sound and game audio associations, along with pro audio-focused media groups.

    The TEC Awards will be held on Saturday, January 27 at The 2018 NAMM Show. The event begins with a VIP-only reception at 6 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m., held at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s Pacific Ballroom. Tickets can be purchased on site or in advance beginning September 27 for $65 (General Admission) or $195 (VIP).

    Congratulations to the 33rd TEC Award Nominees:

    Outstanding Technical Achievement

    Amplification Hardware – Studio & Sound Reinforcement: ATC – P2 PRO Dual Mono Power Amplifier, Hafler – P3100 Studio Power Amp, JBL – Intonato, Powersoft – Quattrocanali DSP+D, SPL – HPm, Tree Audio – The Trunk

    Audio Apps & Hardware / Peripherals for Smartphones / Tablets: Allen & Heath – dLive MixPad|OneMix, Apogee – Control Mobile, Focusrite – iTrack One Pre, iZotope – Spire: Multitrack Music Recorder, PreSonus – UC Surface for Android and iOS, Shure – Remote + Mic Accessory Cable RMCE

    Audio Education Technology: Groove3 – Recording Vocals with Dave Pensado, Groove3 – The Josh Bess Webinar Series, Focal Press – The Audio Expert, PreSonus – Notion 6.2 for Mac/Windows, Sennheiser – Pro Talk Series, Taylor Robinson Music – One-Click Web Classroom

    Computer Audio Hardware: Antelope Audio – Orion32 HD, Apogee – Element Series, Avid – Pro Tools | MTRX, Focusrite – Red 8Pre, PreSonus – Quantum, Universal Audio – Apollo Twin MKll QUAD

    DJ Production Technology – Hardware/Software: Akai Professional – MPC Live, Allen & Heath – Xone PX5, Denon DJ – SC5000 PRIME, Numark – Mixtrack Platinum, Numark – NTX1000, Shinola – Runwell Turntable

    Headphone / Earpiece Technology: 64 Audio – tia Fourte, Blue Microphones – Sadie, Premium Headphones with Built-in Audiophile Amp, Jerry Harvey Audio – Performance Series, Sennheiser – HD 200 PRO, Sensaphonics – 3D-U AARO IEM System, Yamaha HPH-MT8

    Large Format Console Technology: Allen & Heath – dLive C Class, API – Legacy AXS Console, Audient – ASP 8024-HE, DiGiCo – SD12, Solid State Logic – AWS Delta V2, Yamaha – RIVAGE PM10 V1.5

    Microphone Preamplifiers: AEA – RPQ2-500, Antelope Audio – Zen Studio+, Focusrite – Clarett OctoPre, Rupert Neve Designs – Shelford Channel, Warm Audio – WA12 MKII, Warm Audio – WA-412 Four Channel Microphone Preamplifier

    Microphones – Recording: Aston – Starlight, audio-technica – AT5047, Blue Microphones – Bluebird SL, Chandler Limited – REDD Microphone, MXL – DX-2, Ocean Way Audio – RM1-B, Sennheiser – AMBEO VR Mic

    Microphones – Sound Reinforcement: AKG – C636, audio-technica – ATM350a Instrument Microphone Systems, Earthworks – CTB30, sE Electronics – V7 Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone, Solomon Design – PUQ Cajon Pickup, Sontronics – Solo

    Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects: Antelope Audio – Orion Studio HD, API – TranZformer GT|LX Transformer/Compressor/EQ Pedals, BAE – Hot Fuzz, EarthQuaker Devices – Space Spiral, Line 6 – Helix LT, ZOOM – AC-2

    Musical Instrument Hardware: Arturia – MatrixBrute, Dave Smith Instruments – Prophet Rev2, Moog – Minimoog Model D, Moog – Subsquent 37 CV, Nord – Stage 3, Yamaha MX88

    Musical Instrument Software: Line 6 – Helix Native, EastWest –MIDI Guitar Series, Spectrasonics – Keyscape, Steinberg – HALion 6, Waves – Electric 200 Piano, Waves – Electric Grand 80, Waves – Grand Rhapsody Piano

    Production Essentials: Apogee – Control, Cloud Microphones – Cloudlifter Zi, IsoAcoustics – ISO-PUCK, PreSonus – FaderPort 8, Rupert Neve Designs – Swift Mix MC5, Slate – Control Mobile

    Signal Processing Hardware: Antelope Audio – Goliath HD, Bettermaker – Mastering Limiter, QSC – Q-SYS Core 510i, SPL – PQ Mastering Equalizer, TC Electronic – Reverb TwentyFour, Tube-Tech – HLT2A

    Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules): BAE – G10, Big Bear Audio – MP1, elysia – mpressor 500, Serpent Audio – Splice MKII FET Compressor, Sphere Recording Consoles – Fab 500 Series, WesAudio – _TITAN

    Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / EQ / Utilities): iZotope – Neutron, iZotope – RX 6, Slate – Virtual Tube Collection, Softube – Chandler Limited Zener Limiter for UAD – 2/Apollo, Softube – Tape, Universal Audio – SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Plug-In

    Signal Processing Software (Effects): Eventide – Fission, FabFilter – Pro-R Reverb Plug-In, Softube – OTO Biscuit 8-Bit Effects for UAD-2/Apollo, Soundtoys – EchoBoy Jr., Universal Audio – Moog Multimode Filter XL Plug-In, Zynaptiq – Adaptive Plug-in

    Small Format Console Technology: PreSonus – StudioLive 32 Series III, QSC – TouchMix-30 Pro, Softube – Console 1 MK II, SolidState Logic – Nucleus2, Trident – 78, Yamaha –TF Series V3.5

    Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers: Bose Professional – ShowMatch DeltaQTM Array Loudspeakers, d&b audiotechnik 24S|24S-D, JBL – EON ONE Pro, L-Acoustics – Syva System, Meyer Sound – LINA Very Compact Linear Line Array Loudspeaker, PreSonus – AIR Series, QSC – K.2 Series

    Studio Monitors: ADAM Audio – S-Series, ATC – SCM12 Pro, Dynaudio – LYD-48, Focal – Shape Series, Genelec – 8331/8341 The Ones, JBL – 705P|708P

    Wireless Technology: audio-technica – 6000 Series High Density Wireless System, beyerdyanmic – TG 500, Lectrosonics – M2 Duet Digital Wireless Monitor System, Sennheiser – Digital 6000, Sennheiser – XS Wireless, Shure – Axient Digital Wireless System

    Workstation Technology / Recording Devices: Apple – Logic Pro X 10.3, Avid – Pro Tools 12.8, JoeCo – BlueBox Recorders, PreSonus – Studio One 3 Professional 3.5, Propellerhead – Reason 9.5, Steinberg – Cubase Pro 9

    Outstanding Creative Achievement

    Film Sound Production: “Dunkirk,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “La La Land,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

    Interactive Entertainment Sound Production: Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Gears of War, The Last Guardian, Titanfall 2, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

    Record Production – Album: 24K Magic – Bruno Mars, ÷(pronounced “divide”) – Ed Sheeran, Damn – Kendrick Lamar, For the Good Times: A Tribue to Ray Price – Willie Nelson, 57th & 9th – Sting

    Record Production – Single: “24K Magic” – Bruno Mars, “Believer”- Imagine Dragons, “Feels” -Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean, “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran, “The Promise” – Chris Cornell

    Remote Production – Recording or Broadcast: “39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors,” “59th Annual Grammy Awards,” “89th Annual Academy Awards,” “2017 CMT Music Awards,” “Super Bowl LI Halftime Show with Lady Gaga”

    Studio Design Project: 55TEC Studios, AIRSHOW Mastering, The Barn, Levels Audio – MIx 8 and 9, Manhattan Center Studios-Studio 7

    Television Sound Production: “Better Call Saul,” “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Voice”

    Tour/Event Sound Production: 24K Magic World Tour – Bruno Mars, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – The River Tour 2016, Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood, Metallica WorldWired Tour, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 – U2

    About NAMM

    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation‘s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

    Source: The NAMM Foundation

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    Monster Energy Aftershock 2017

    September 29th, 2017

    Band Performance Times Announced For California’s Biggest Rock Festival

    Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22 At Discovery Park In Sacramento, CA

    Band performance times and expanded onsite experiences have been announced for the sixth annual Monster Energy Aftershock–California’s biggest rock festival–Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 at Discovery Park, near downtown Sacramento, CA. Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, and Mastodon top a bill of more than 35 artists performing on three stages.

    Monster Energy Aftershock is the final event of the Fall For All festival series, created by Danny Wimmer Presents, which kicks off this weekend (September 30 & October 1) at Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY.

    Band performance times for Monster Energy Aftershock are as follows:

    Saturday, October 21

    Monster Energy Stage
    The BlackCraft Stage

    8:20 PM
    Nine Inch Nails
    7:15 PM
    A Perfect Circle

    6:20 PM
    Run The Jewels
    5:25 PM

    4:35 PM
    Stone Sour
    3:50 PM

    3:10 PM
    Eagles of Death Metal
    2:30 PM
    Highly Suspect

    1:55 PM
    Nothing More
    1:20 PM

    12:45 PM
    Greta Van Fleet
    12:10 PM
    Deap Vally

    11:40 AM
    1 AMVRKA

    Capital Stage

    5:30 PM
    Tech N9ne

    4:25 PM
    August Burns Red

    3:20 PM
    Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

    2:10 PM
    Code Orange

    1:10 PM
    He Is Legend

    12:15 PM
    Joyous Wolf

    Sunday, October 22

    Monster Energy Stage
    The BlackCraft Stage

    7:35 PM
    Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde
    6:30 PM
    Five Finger Death Punch

    5:35 PM
    Marilyn Manson
    4:45 PM

    4:00 PM
    In This Moment
    3:20 PM
    Hollywood Undead

    2:45 PM
    Of Mice & Men
    2:10 PM
    Suicidal Tendencies

    1:40 PM
    1:10 PM

    12:40 PM
    New Years Day
    12:10 PM
    Black Map

    Capital Stage

    4:50 PM
    Steel Panther

    3:50 PM

    2:50 PM
    Power Trip

    1:50 PM

    12:50 PM
    Them Evils

    In addition to music, Monster Energy Aftershock offers many onsite experiences, including artist signings at the Monster Energy Experience, along with beverage sampling and prime viewing from the Monster Energy viewing deck. Fans can get the full VIP treatment at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort VIP Lounge, participate in some rock ‘n’ roll philanthropy at Take Me Home animal rescue and Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live, and check out activations from Coors Light and Heavy Grass. Other highlights include:

    Caduceus Wine Garden: This wine garden will highlight Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts TOOL, A Perfect Circle, and PUSCIFER. Having already dove headfirst into this venture, Maynard found out from a distant relative that wine making is in his blood. His Great Grandfather, “Spirito” Marzo, had vineyards and made wine in Venaus, Italy, just North of Turino in Piemonte.


    The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at the Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff, as well.





    Monster Energy Aftershock Eats will feature nearly 20 food vendors, including:

    Angry Bird Grill (chicken & turkey on a medieval hand-forged iron grill) • Bacon MANia (bacon-topped sandwiches, sides & desserts) • Barrett’s Burgers (specialty burgers) • Barrett’s Sliders (specialty sliders on sweet Hawaiian buns) • Big Joe’s BBQ (smoked & grilled meats & classic BBQ sides) • Bubba’s BBQ (BBQ & funnel cakes) • Cousins Maine Lobster (fresh Maine lobster) • Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream (flash frozen ice cream beads) • Dog Town (gourmet hot dogs, burgers, & more) • Drewski’s Hot Rod Sandwiches (sandwiches & tater tots) • Florez Bar And Grill (Mexican) • La Mex Taqueria (tacos, burritos & tortas) • Mac Attack (mac n cheese variations) • Monster Fries & Sandwiches (crispy, meat-topped garlic fries & more) Mount Olympus (a variety of Mediterranean delights) • Sausage King (gourmet sausage) • Smokin Hot Pizza (wood fired pizza) • Spicy Pie Pizza (spicy pizza, fresh-squeezed lemonade & fresh-brewed iced tea) • Xochimilco Mexican (giant burritos, tacos & Super Nachos, plus BBQ’d oysters)

    Weekend and single day tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock, as well as General Admission ticket 4-packs, are on sale now at VIP ticket packages are sold out. A limited number of VIP and GA hotel packages are still available while supplies last. Discounted hotel rates are also available through Curadora. Visit for details.

    Monster Energy Aftershock is again offering a Park & Ride shuttle program, as parking at Discovery Park is extremely limited. Each Park & Ride ticket includes parking at Sleep Train Arena and a non-stop shuttle directly to the festival site. Festivalgoers are encouraged to carpool to Sleep Train Arena and save. A very limited number of premium parking spots in the Natomas Corporate Center lot directly across from Discovery Park are available for purchase. For all pricing and more details, visit

    Monster Energy Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Northern Invasion, and more.

    Sponsors for Monster Energy Aftershock include: Monster Energy, Coors Light, The Music Experience, Thunder Valley, Take Me Home, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live, Heavy Grass, BlackCraft Cult, Ace of Spades, Roadrunner Records, Century Media, Razor & Tie, Fearless Records, Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, Zippo, CHRGR, California’s Finest and Juxtapoz.

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