Tuesday, September 30, 2014


(September 30, 2014) – The full cast for the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, was announced today, with actor/writer/producer Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga) and actress/writer/singer Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, House of Versace, Boeing, Boeing) playing the lead roles of Joe McCandless and Monique McCandless respectively. Touring across North America this Fall, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County was written by best-selling author Stephen King, with music by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, and musical direction by Grammy Award-winning T Bone Burnett. The tour kicks off right outside Bangor, ME at the Collins Center For The Arts in Orono, ME, on November 8, before travelling through cities such as Toronto, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Due to overwhelming demand a second show has been added in San Francisco on December 6th which is now the final date of the tour.
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is a collaboration 16 years in the making, and blend of unique musical and staging styles. Throughout the production, the eerie blues ‘n’ roots music reveals the inner workings of the characters as opposed to just propelling the play’s narrative, with only a few songs directly advancing the plot. The haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, begins with Joe McCandless reflecting on a past tragedy involving his two older brothers battling over a girl which ended in the unfortunate deaths of all three. Now with Joe as an adult and two boys of his own, he’s watching an all too familiar scenario play out before his eyes. With his sons at each other’s throats, Joe’s story will either save or destroy the McCandless family.
For ticketing information, please visit aeglive.com or http://www.ghostbrothersofdarklandcounty.com/.
Joe McCandless
Billy Burke
Monique McCandless
Gina Gershon
The Shape
Jake La Botz
Zydeco Cowboy
Jesse Lenant
Drake McCandless
Joe Tippett
Frank McCandless
Lucas Kavner
Anna Wicklow
Kylie Brown
Dan Coker
Eric Moore
Andy McCandless
Travis Smith
Jack McCandless
Peter Albrink
Jenna Farrell
Kate Ferber
Young Joe
Zac Ballard
Featured Background Vocalist
Carlene Carter
Newt Hoggenbeck / Ensemble
Joe Jung
Gwen Hughes
Rob Lawhon
Music Supervision & Arrangements,
Band Leader, Guitarist                                  
Andy York
Dane Clark
Keyboards & Harmonica
Troye Kinnett
Upright Bass
Jon E. Gee
Nov 8
Orono, ME
Collins Center For The Arts
Nov 9
Orono, ME
Collins Center For The Arts
Nov 11
Toronto, ON
Massey Hall
Nov 13
Philadelphia, PA
Merriam Theatre
Nov 14
Durham, NC
Durham Performing Arts Center
Nov 15
Washington, DC
Warner Theatre
Nov 16
Baltimore, MD
The Modell Performing Arts Center at the LYRIC
Nov 18
Red Bank, NJ
Count Basie Theatre
Nov 20
Portland, ME
Merrill Auditorium
Nov 21
Boston, MA
Emerson Colonial Theatre
Nov 22
Providence, RI
Nov 24
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
Nov 26
Detroit, MI
Fisher Theatre
Nov 28
Chicago, IL
Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre
Nov 29
St. Louis, MO
Peabody Opera House
Dec 1
Denver, CO
Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Dec 3
Phoenix, AZ
Orpheum Theatre
Dec 4
Los Angeles, CA
Saban Theatre
Dec 5
San Francisco, CA
SHN Curran Theatre
Dec 6
San Francisco, CA
SHN Curran Theatre

SICK OF IT ALL have released a Track-by-Track video description of each song on the new album!  Check out Craig and Armand break down all the lyrics and music to LAST ACT OF DEFIANCE which hit stores Today.  

Watch it on Noisey/VICE:

The recently released a teaser track, "Get Bronx" and can be heard here
The band had this to say about "Get Bronx."

"GET BRONX is a term we came up with and use amongst a group of our friends in the NYHC scene. It is used to describe the point that is passed push coming to shove, when you go all out. Musically the song is a hybrid throwback fusing some early punk type chord changes with a late 80's NYHC style groove. The ending clearly Black Sabbath influenced and well... Geezer rules!"

Here is where you can buy the album:




Reverb/ Tsunami Fest
Irving Plaza
New York
Magic Stick
Reggies Rock Club
St. Louis
The Conservatory
Oklahoma City
Three Links
Red Seven/FFF Nites
Scout Bar
High Dive
The Local 662
St. Petersburg
Churchill's Pub
Jack Rabbits
The Masquerade
Virginia Beach
The Ottobar
Asbury Lanes
Asbury Lanes
Simons 677
Les Foufounes Electriques
Hard Luck


SICK OF IT ALL online: 

FOZZY announce Cinderblock Party Tour, new bass player, coming to Pop's

Currently in the midst of a successful US run with Theory of A Deadman, FOZZY announce "THE CINDERBLOCK PARTY TOUR" a headlining run in support of their new single and title track of their most recent album, Do You Wanna Start A War.

The CINDERBLOCK PARTY YOUR is a 19 date trek kicking off in Flint, MI on Novemeber 20th with special guests Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest. A full set of dates can be seen below.

In other news, FOZZY is proud and honored to announce the addition of JEFF ROUSE as their new bass player. Jeff is an incredible musician and singer who has spent the last decade playing in DUFF McKAGEN's LOADED and is also the lead singer and guitar player in THE GUESSING GAME. After former bassist Paul DiLeo amicably and mutually parted ways with FOZZY last May, Jeff stepped in and immediately injected his amazing musicianship and electrifying stage presence into FOZZY'S already critically acclaimed live show.

"I'm stoked to have been asked to join FOZZY and to hit the road to support 'Do You Wanna Start A War!' Can't wait to see everyone out there!" Rouse said.

FOZZY guitarist and main songwriter Rich Ward comments, "The first time I saw Jeff play with DUFF McKAGAN'S LOADED, it was immediately apparent that I was watching a special talent. He's a pocket player with killer tone and amazing stage presence. One of the few total package musicians that I have ever known and it's an honor to call him a bandmate and more importantly, my brother."

Singer Chris Jericho says, "I'm very excited to welcome Jeff into the band. His attitude, energy, charisma and playing skills instantly make FOZZY a better band and we are looking forward to a long, prosperous and sexy relationship with him!"

Led by the inimitable duo of guitarist Rich Ward, co-founder of the influential underground band Stuck Mojo, and vocalist Chris Jericho, media personality and former WWE champion, FOZZY'S sixth release Do You Wanna Start A War made its debut on the Billboard charts at #54, proving to be  the band's highest chart debut ever, while also notching several other major milestone chart debuts including #20 Rock Albums, #10 Independent Albums, #9 Hard Rock Albums and #1 on the iTunes rock charts in 5 different countries. 
Fozzy 2014 tour dates:

09/30     Nashville, TN @Cannery Ballroom (with Theory of A Deadman)
10/01     Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
10/02     Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live (with Theory of A Deadman)
10/03     Knoxville, TN @ The International (with Theory of A Deadman)
10/05     New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre (with Theory of A Deadman)
10/06     Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (with Theory of A Deadman)
10/07     Boston, MA @ House of Blues (with Theory of A Deadman)
10/08     Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (with Theory of A Deadman)
10/10     Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall (with Theory of A Deadman)
10/11     Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues (with Theory of A Deadman)
10/12     Boalsburg, PA @ Number One Cycle Center (with Theory of A Deadman)

11/20     Flint, MI @ Machine Shop (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
11/21     Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall  (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
11/22     Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
11/24     St. Louis, MO @ Pop's  (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
11/25     Rockford, IL @ District (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
11/26     Kenosha, WI @ Brat Stop (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
11/28     Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405  (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
11/29     Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom  (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
11/30     Dallas, TX @ Trees (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
12/02     San Antonio, TX @ 210 Kaponse Live (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
12/03     Houston, TX @ Scout Bar (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
12/04     New Orleans, LA @ Parish @ House Of Blues (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
12/05     Destin, FL @ Club LA (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
12/06     Jacksonville, FL @ Aqua in The Roc Bar Room (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
12/07     Cape Coral, FL @ Dixies Roadhouse (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
12/11     Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
12/12     St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)


Chris Jericho on vocals
Rich Ward on guitars and vocals
Frank Fontsere on drums
Billy Grey on guitars
Jeff Rouse on bass.


The Marshall Mathers Foundation And Carhartt Partner To Offer Charity Hoodie Foundation to receive 100% of the proceeds from limited edition Carhartt sweatshirt 


The Marshall Mathers Foundation, which provides funds for organizations working with at-risk youth in Michigan and throughout the U.S, partnered with Carhartt, America's premium work wear brand since 1889, to design a limited edition Carhartt Force ® zip-front hoodie with all proceeds benefitting the Foundation. The hoodie is available for purchase at www.eminem.com.
"This collaboration is all about two Detroit icons working together to support kids in Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond," said Tony Ambroza, senior vice president of marketing for Carhartt. "We have been a part of the Detroit area for 125 years and are proud to partner with organizations like The Marshall Mathers Foundation that shine a positive light on the city."
The limited edition, heather gray zip –front hoodie is lightweight and made of a 65% cotton/35% polyester blend. It has a screen-printed Eminem logo on the left chest and the back is printed with an anvil graphic with a "313" at its center. It's encircled by the words "Detroit, Michigan. 1889. 1999."
"We chose this particular sweatshirt because it is similar to a Carhartt hoodie that Marshall often wears on-stage," Ambroza said. "Since it's part of our Force® line of knits, the hoodie includes our FastDry® technology to wick away sweat and our StainBreaker™ technology to release stains; plus it's a relaxed fit, which is always popular with customers."
About Carhartt, Inc.Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium work wear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged apparel for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., with approximately 4,400 employees worldwide, Carhartt is family-owned and managed by the descendants of the company's founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit www.carhartt.com.
About The Marshall Mathers Foundation:The Marshall Mathers Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to providing assistance to disadvantaged and at-risk youth primarily in Detroit, Michigan and it's surrounding communities.
SOURCE The Marshall Mathers Foundation

Rock Legend And Media Mogul Gene Simmons Sits Down With Dan Rather For A Candid And Heartfelt Edition Of 'THE BIG INTERVIEW' Tomorrow Night, Tuesday, Sept. 30 At 8pE  

The ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER Openly Discusses an Eclectic Array of Topics Such As His Views on Life, Love, America, the State of Music, the Magic of KISS, and More 


Two legends go head-to-head on AXS TV, as celebrated musician, author, entrepreneur and Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gene Simmons sits down for an in-depth discussion with award-winning newsman Dan Rather for a special edition of THE BIG INTERVIEW tomorrow night - Tuesday, September 30, at 8pE/5pP.

Rather pulls no punches during the hour-long episode as he takes viewers on a journey into the unprecedented life and career of the outspoken musician and business man, from his life and loves, to his views on the music industry and his passion for America. In an emotional account of his childhood, Simmons reflects on his youth in Israel, surrounded by war and poverty, with no electricity and lacking amenities like toothpaste. Opening up about his mother's time in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, Simmons reveals the profound impact that she had on his life, and the powerful experience of watching her be sworn in as an American citizen when he was eight-and-a-half years old.
Simmons is in rare form throughout, allowing Rather to get surprisingly personal, and eliciting a side of the superstar that isn't often seen on stage or television. From his father abandoning the family when Simmons was just seven years old, inspiring his decades-long fear of commitment and reluctance to have children; to his high-profile liaisons with Cher and Diana Ross; as well as his marriage to Shannon Tweed, the issues they've overcome, and the decision to open up his life, home, and children to the world on the hit reality show GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS which airs on AXS TV. No stone is left unturned.
While Simmons may have finally settled down as a family man, his career, both as an entrepreneur and a founding member of KISS, has, arguably, never been hotter. With the band's blockbuster 40th anniversary tour well underway, Simmons delves into the origins of KISS, their refusal to play the pop music game, and their commitment to being completely authentic and original as they smashed through the '70s folk scene and changed the face of the industry forever. For him, the rock is his religion, the stage is his church, and the show is two hours of pure magic fueled by sweat, fire, and fake blood.
It's this same drive, what Simmons describes as "the working man's ethic," that has helped him build a multi-million dollar empire that includes a record company, restaurant chain, race horse operations and an Arena Football team, and earned him a lifetime achievement award from Forbes Magazine in 2012. The best-selling author's newest book, ME, INC., designed to help people unleash their inner rock god in both life and business, is due out later this fall. A promo clip is available at http://bit.ly/1pwUcas.
"Gene Simmons has never been shy about delivering the straight truth as he sees it, and this episode of THE BIG INTERVIEW is no exception," said Michele M. Dix, AXS TV's senior vice president, programming and development. "But what sets this particular segment apart is Dan Rather's unique ability to dive head-first into his subject, setting the rock star bravado aside and cutting to the core of the man underneath the makeup and the carefully cultivated 'Demon' persona."
ABOUT AXS TVLaunched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on InstagramTumblr  and YouTube.



Young entertainer RaeLynn humbly took the stage for her Grand Ole Opry debut.
Photo by Chris Hollo, Courtesy Grand Ole Opry© 2014 

Immediately following her debut, RaeLynn thanked the Grand Ole Opry for hosting such a special night.
Pictured (L-R): The Valory Music Co.’s VP Promotion George Briner, Grand Ole Opry VP/General Manager Pete Fisher, RaeLynn, Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta and Grand Ole Opry President
Steve Buchanan.

Photo by Chris Hollo, Courtesy Grand Ole Opry© 2014 

RaeLynn celebrated her Opry debut surrounded by family, friends and her record label.
Pictured (L-R) – Big Enterprises’ Kerry Hansen, The Valory Music Co.’s George Briner, RaeLynn, Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta and Sandi Spika Borchetta, Big Enterprises’ Jenn Witherell and Grand Ole Opry's Steve Buchanan.
Photo by Chris Hollo, Courtesy Grand Ole Opry© 2014 
Nashville, TN (September 29, 2014) – Trading in her once-signature flouncy skirts for a sleek black dress, RaeLynn made her Grand Ole Opry debut over the weekend. On Friday night (9/26), the rising young entertainer showcased sophistication in more than just her style. The “God Made Girls” crooner enchanted the crowd with her debut single and performed two other songs, “Young” and “Love Triangle,” all three of which she co-wrote in Nashville.
RaeLynn humbly took the stage surrounded by a wealth of support from family, friends and her record label, The Valory Music Co. There were plenty of familiar faces in the crowd – 50 friends and family members traveled from Baytown, TX to watch RaeLynn make her debut. The 20-year-old songstress’ vocal prowess is both “conservative” and “empowering” according to Buzzfeed. It is no wonder that her debut single has been noted as the highest charting song on Mediabase by a new solo female artist this year. Pausing her set after the first song, RaeLynn commemorated the night in her own way, snapping an onstage “#OpRaeDebut” selfie with the crowd.
“I’m so excited to be able to share such a special moment in my career with my family, fans and amazing team. They all mean so much to me and I wouldn’t be here without them. Being invited to sing at the Grand Ole Opry is an absolute dream come true,” beamed RaeLynn. “Standing in the same hallowed circle as my heroes and looking out into that crowd performing my own music is a moment I will never forget. Someone pinch me please!”

Always finding new ways to connect with her fans, RaeLynn partnered with the Opry to offer a select group tickets and passes to spend time with her during the monumental evening. The Grand Prize winner won an invitation to watch RaeLynn’s soundcheck and hangout backstage in her dressing room before she took the stage. The winner also received a gift certificate to Ani & Ari, the boutique that styles RaeLynn. During intermission, the spunky vocalist treated ten fans to a meet & greet, signing autographs and snapping pictures to immortalize the milestone occasion. 
For the latest updates, follow RaeLynn on Twitter and Instagram.