Watch Lzzy Hale and Amy Lee rework ‘Break In’

What happens when two of rock’s biggest female singers join forces to rework one of their previously released tracks?

You get this gem.

On Friday (Aug. 7), Halestorm released a live version of their 2012 song, “Break In.” This time, the track not only features frontwoman Lzzy Hale singing the lyrics but also Evanescence’s Amy Lee.

The almost-five-minute clip features both Hale and Lee in the studio recording the track. But before you think the two musicians are violating any current regulations about distance due to the pandemic, this video was actually shot before we were all sent into lockdown.

“We recorded this duet pre-COVID-19, together in the same room, live, as a full performance from beginning to end,” Hale explains to Rolling Stone.

“Amy brought new meaning to this song, turning what was once just a love song into a statement of unity and support for each other.”

Watch the live music video for “Break In” above.

This duet version of “Break In” will be featured on Halestorm’s upcoming EP, Halestorm Reimagined.

The six-song record will feature reworked versions of some of the band’s tracks, including “I Get Off” and “I am the Fire,” as well as a cover of Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

Halestorm Reimagined is due out Aug. 14 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase on Halestorm’s website.

Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit to headline Inkcarceration 2020

Inkcarceration_2020_header.jpgIs it just us, or are the 90s making a full comeback?

If you’re shaking your head, not quite sure what we mean, all you need to do is take a look at the current state of fashion or the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of Ohio’s Inkcarceration Festival.

On Wednesday (Dec. 18), the people behind the annual rock-centric music and tattoo festival unveiled their lineup for their third annual event.

Headlining the three-day festivities are Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit (yes, Limp Bizkit).

Joining Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit on the 2020 roster will be Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, Underoath, Atreyu, New Politics, All That Remains, We Came as Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, New Years Day, Escape the Fate, and many more.

According to a press statement, additional bands will be unveiled at a later time. Over 40 groups will reportedly take over one of two stages during the weekend-long gig.

Because this is a music and tattoo festival, festival organizers also revealed that 60 tattoo artists will be on hand to give concertgoers some new ink.

In addition to the killer musical lineup and tattoo artists, the event will also include tours of the Ohio State Reformatory (aka the Shawshank prison), gourmet food trucks, drinks, and the return of the popular haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison.

Talk about celebrating Halloween in July.

Inkcarceration 2020 will return to its home at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, during the weekend of July 10-12.

Tickets for Inkcarceration 2020 are currently available for purchase here.


Motionless in White share Headless Horseman-inspired video for ‘Undead Ahead 2’

It looks like Motionless in White is ready to bring us Halloween in May with their new music video. On Friday (May 10), the Pennsylvania-founded act released another song from their impending new album. Dubbed “Undead Ahead 2: The Tale of the Midnight Rider,” the title is a callback to the band’s debut album Creatures which included a song titled “Undead Ahead.”

The visual for the four-and-a-half-minute clip takes inspiration directly from one of Halloween’s most popular stories, the Headless Horseman. The animated clip begins with an animated couple getting it on when they hear a noise. When the man looks up, he notices a figure on top of a hill looking down at them. Seated on top of his stallion is the Headless Horseman watching them.

Like the story, the Headless Horseman attacks the couple and kills the man, though we don’t actually see the decapitation happen, just the animated ax covered in animated blood. From there, the rest of the clip features the same footage on a loop. Watch the animated visual for “Undead Ahead 2: The Tale of the Midnight Rider” above.

“Undead Ahead 2: The Tale of the Midnight Rider” joins previously released tracks “Brand New Numb” and “Disguise” on the band’s forthcoming album. Disguise is due out June 7 via Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available for purchase.

In support of the new album, Motionless in White previously announced plans to embark on a summer tour with Alice Cooper and Halestorm. The summertime outing begins on July 17 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania and concludes a month later on Aug. 16 at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. The full list of dates can be found here.

Tool, Slipknot, blink-182 lead Aftershock 2019 lineup

Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 are just some of the bands heading to California’s capital in October for the 2019 incarnation of the Aftershock music festival. On Tuesday (April 23), festival organizers announced the rocking lineup for the eighth annual event.

Joining Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 on this year’s line up are Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, and many more.

“Aftershock Festival is always a unique experience for Korn compared to other festivals,” Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch says.

“One of the main reasons is we have many friends and family that live near Sacto, so it’s always like a family reunion when we play Aftershock. We’ve been gone a while and we’re coming back this year with a new album, new stage look, and a new excitement that is very contagious! We feel like we are on fire right now and our fans are gonna be fuel for the flames!”

Knowing that fans can’t get enough of the music festival, event organizers also unveiled that the festival has expanded from two days to three.

Dubbed “California’s biggest rock festival,” the event will return to its longtime home of Discovery Park in Sacramento during the weekend of Oct. 11-13.

Tickets, VIP packages, and hotel options go on sale this Friday, April 26, at noon PT. Tickets for Aftershock have sold out four years straight, so festival organizers are encouraging fans to get their tickets as soon as possible.

The official announcement comes a day after the lineup was leaked online. According to a Reddit post, the lineup was accidentally uploaded onto the festival’s website a day before it was set to go live. At the time, there was some speculation whether the lineup was real, but it turned out to be true.

For more details about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Aftershock’s website.

The daily lineup for Aftershock can be found below.


Friday, October 11

Slipknot, Staind, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Sum 41, Clutch, I Prevail, Beartooth, Motionless in White, Andrew W.K., Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, Knocked Loose, Angel Du$t, While She Sleeps, Ded, The Pink Slips, Santa Cruz

Saturday, October 12

blink-182, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Religion, Highly Suspect, Ghostemane, Fidlar, The Interrupters, Fishbone, Badflower, Ho99o9, Health, Parlor Mob, Sick Puppies, Spirit Adrift, Broken Hands, Dead Posey

Sunday, October 13

Tool, Korn, A Day to Remember, Chevelle, BABYMETAL, Gojira, Architects, Falling in Reverse, Deadland Ritual, Fu Manchu, The Crystal Method, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Hu, Fire from the Gods, Joyous Wolf, Evan Konrad, Brkn Love, Blue Midnight


Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed lead Louder Than Life 2019 lineup


Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed are just some of the bands who will make their way to Kentucky in late September for the 2019 edition of Louder than Life. On Monday (April 8), Danny Wimmer Presents, the production company behind some of the country’s biggest music festivals, unveiled the full lineup for this year’s event.

Joining Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed on this year’s roster are Godsmack, Ice Cube, A Day to Remember, Rob Zombie, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Halestorm, Marilyn Manson, Staind, and more.

This year’s Louder than Life will be Guns N’ Roses’ first performance in 2019 as well as Staind’s first public performance in five years.

“We wouldn’t be living up to the name Louder than Life if we didn’t come back bigger and badder than ever, giving fans something they can’t see anywhere else,” festival producer Danny Wimmer said in a press statement.

“Getting Staind back together and plugged in on the main stage is something that I’ve been working on for years. These are songs that need to be heard, that fans have been dying to hear — Staind has been one of the most requested bands on our socials, and it’s an honor to be bringing their music back for the fans at Louder than Life.”

He continues: “Slipknot has always had some of the most loyal, rabid fans in rock, but now they are at that pivotal moment when they’ve crossed over into iconic status; Disturbed has had their best touring numbers to date this year; then top it off with one of the biggest rock bands of all time in Guns N’ Roses…this year is our most massive lineup yet.”

In total, over 50 bands will take over one of three stages during the three-day event.

In addition to the rocking lineup of acts, attendees will also get to enjoy award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and “the best food Louisville has to offer.”

Tickets for Louder than Life are currently available on the festival’s website. As usual, they will be offering single-day passes, three-day passes, VIP packages as well as hotel and camping passes.

For fans attending Louder than Life’s sister festivals Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival (Sept. 14 – 15) and Bourbon & Beyond (Sept. 20 – 22),  a special Trifesta pass is available for purchase. The Trifesta pass includes general admission into all three music festivals.

Louder than Life will make its grand debut at its new home of Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville during the weekend of Sept. 27-29.


Palaye Royale announce mini-tour for the end of May

Fans of Palaye Royale may have spent part of the week scratching their heads thanks to some cryptic messages the band had posted on social media. Following days of confusion and several different theories, the group has confirmed what they were hiding under their tailored sleeves. On Wednesday (March 6), the Toronto-founded act announced plans to embark on a short tour at the end of May.

Dubbed the Funeral tour, the United States-centric excursion features a total of eight stops; three shows on the East Coast, three appearances in the south region of the country, and two gigs in the western portion of the United States.

The forthcoming outing begins on May 17 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts and concludes two weeks later on May 30 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Pre-sale and VIP tickets are now available here. General ticket sales begin this Friday, March 8, at 10 a.m. local time.

Before embarking on their own headlining, mini-jaunt, the group will hit the touring circuit with Halestorm as the latter’s supporting act. The upcoming trek begins on April 18 at the Verizon Center in Mankato, Minnesota and wraps up a month later on May 13 at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto.

The 14-stop engagement will include shows in Canada and the northern portion of the United States.

Palaye Royale’s impending tour dates are in support of the band’s recently released album, 2018’s Boom Boom Room Side B.

Palaye Royale’s upcoming tour itinerary can be found below.


April 18 – Mankato, MN – Verizon Center*
April 20 – Billings, MT – Shrine Auditorium*
April 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center*
April 23 – Boise, ID – The Revolution Center*
April 25 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center*
April 26 – Vancouver, BC – Chan Centre*
April 28 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Jubilee Auditorium*
April 29 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall*
May 1 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre*
May 5 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Event Center*
May 7 – Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center*
May 9 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center*
May 12 – London, ON – London Music Hall*
May 13 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*

May 17 — Worcester, MA – The Palladium
May 18 — Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
May 20 — New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 22 — Orlando, FL – The Abbey
May 23 — Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
May 24 — Nashville, TN – The Cowan
May 28 — Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
May 30 — Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

*supporting Halestorm

Alice Cooper and Halestorm to embark on massive summertime tour

Alice Cooper and Halestorm are about to give the United States one rocking tour later this summer. On Monday (March 4), the iconic shock rocker and the Pennsylvania-founded band announced plans to embark on a massive co-headlining tour later this year.

The co-headlining trek will find the two acts traveling and performing at venues across the country throughout July and August. The 19-stop jaunt will include shows in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kansas City, Houston, Nashville, and more. The forthcoming outing will begin on July 17 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania and concludes a month later on Aug. 16 at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey.

“We are beyond excited to announce our new tour with the man who burnt the rule book on Rock ‘n’ Roll…Alice Cooper,” Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale said via a press statement,

“Alice is our A in the ABC’s of Rock music, and we are honored to be sharing the stage with such a legend and his incredible band. School’s definitely out!”

Alice Cooper adds: “We’ve played festivals with Halestorm, including Rock in Rio, and now I’m excited about doing this summer tour with Lzzy and the band. Can’t wait to get to the first show.”

Motionless in White will join the two bands throughout the excursion as their direct supporting act.

Tickets for the upcoming tour go on sale this Friday, March 8, at 10 a.m. local time, though there will be several pre-sale options before general ticket sales begin.

The list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.


July 17 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
July 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
July 20 – Detroit, MI -DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 21 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 23 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 25 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 26 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
July 28 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
July 29 – Cedar Park, TX – H-E-B Center
July 31 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 1 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Aug. 4 – Nashville, TN – The Opry House*
Aug. 7 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
Aug. 8 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug. 10 – Portland, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
Aug. 11 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 13 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 15 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 16 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Joan Jett lead inaugural Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival

The inaugural Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival is about to show all other music festivals how to put together a rocking roster. On Monday (Nov. 26), Danny Wimmer Presents unveiled the lengthy lineup for the inaugural Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival. The forthcoming festival, which will replace Ohio’s long-running Rock on the Range, will feature some of the biggest names in the rock and metal genre.

The Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Disturbed, Bring Me the Horizon, the Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and the Cult are just some of the major acts that will make their way to Columbus in mid-May.

Joining the aforementioned artists on the bill will be Tom Morello, Killswitch Engage, In This Moment, Parkway Drive, Beartooth, Scars on Broadway, Architects, Avatar, Bad Wolves, The Fever 333, Badflower, The Glorious Sons, Issues, Yungblud, H09909, Black Pistol Fire, Scarlxrd, Zeal & Ardor, Basement, The Black Dahlia Murder, and more.

In addition to the long-list of bands, Sonic Temple will also include a comedy and spoken word tent. Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins, and Pauly Shore have been confirmed with more acts to be announced at a later date.

“Although in its inaugural year, Sonic Temple’s pedigree is proven, and its roots are strong; it made total sense for us to be involved,” System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian said in a press statement. “One could argue that it was a long time coming. We’ll see you all in Columbus this May.”

Disturbed’s David Draiman mirrors Odadjian sentiment: “We are honored to share the stage with all of our amazingly talented friends and colleagues at the upcoming Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Are You Ready?!?!”

The Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival will make its debut at the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio during the weekend of May 17 – 19.

General admission tickets, VIP tickets, premium VIP tickets, and camping packages go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 30, at noon EST. For more information about the festival, tickets, or the artists, head on over to the festival’s website here.

The upcoming three-day event will replace Columbus’ long-running Rock on the Range Festival. Back in September, Danny Wimmer Presents announced plans to put an end to Rock on The Range, but assured rock and metal fans that something bigger would be coming.

“When we started Rock on the Range, there was no other festival in America quite like it but recently it became clear that we had different visions of where to take the festival next. The city of Columbus and our devoted rock fans deserve a one-of-a-kind, world-class festival, and that is exactly what Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will bring to MAPFRE Stadium.”

The official poster for Sonic Temple can be seen below.


Watch: Halestorm spoof ‘Rocky Horror’ in ‘Do Not Disturb’

Things are about to get a little frightening over at Camp Halestorm. On Wednesday (Oct. 10), the Pennsylvania-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Do No Disturb.” Instead of treating fans to an overly sexualized music video for the “naughty” track, the band decided to go in a different direction getting some inspiration from some Halloween staples like “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and the Queen of Darkness herself, Elvira.

The three-and-a-half-minute clip begins with a couple who look like a bunch of “clean-cut, all-American” kids, stuck in the rain in the middle of a desolate area. They make their way to a creepy looking house hoping for some solace. Turns out that the place belongs to frontwoman Lzzy Hale (putting on her best Elvira impression) while the house staff is made up of the rest of the band.

Throughout the clip, the viewer watches as Hale takes the couple on a tour of the place, shows them to their room, and even helps them undress. Soon, the couple begins to notice that something is off about the house staff. First they cut the cord to the telephone so they can’t make a call. Then, they slip some poison in their drinks. Things come to a head when the staff begins to chase the couple around the house alla Scooby-Doo eventually corning them. Just when the staff thinks they have their victims in the palm of their hands, something strange happens.

Watch the music video for “Do Not Disturb” above.

“‘Do Not Disturb’ is based off a true story of mine about a very fun night I had overseas that all started with the pickup line, ‘I think we should make out,'” said frontwoman Lzzy Hale about the song. “And since it’s October… the boys and I decided to spooky-up the story with a few…minor exaggerations.”

“Do Not Disturb” is the third single off Halestorm’s recently released record, Vicious. Vicious, the band’s fourth studio album, was released in July.

In support of the album, Halestorm recently confirmed that they had extended their massive, female-fronted band tour with In This Moment and New Years Day. The newly added shows will begin on Nov. 16 at the Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia and conclude on Dec. 16 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Halestorm extend current tour with In This Moment, New Years Day

With just a handful of days left until the release of their fourth studio album, Halestorm have announced even more tour dates. On Monday (July 23), the Pennsylvania-founded band added additional dates to their upcoming North American tour itinerary. The newly added shows will begin on Nov. 16 at the Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia and conclude on Dec. 16 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Pre-sales for the newly added dates will begin on Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. local time. General tickets sale will then begin on Friday, July 27, the same day the group’s new album is due out.

“You asked for it, and now you’re gonna get it,” said Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale. “I’m so excited to announce the third leg with my empowering, beautifully Vicious women! Three tours and we don’t show any signs of slowing! We are joined by our friends in In This Moment and New Years Day starting in November! Get your tickets now because you don’t want to miss this!”

“We are so beyond excited to be announcing the third leg of such an empowering and beautiful tour,” said Maria Brink of In This Moment. “We knew after completing the first leg that this was something people were going to be paying attention to, and it felt strong, it felt powerful, and it felt liberating. I am so excited to see everybody at the upcoming shows!”

“Touring with Maria and Lzzy has been, by far, the best touring experience I’ve ever had,” said Ash Costello of New Years Day. “I am lifted up and supported by the amazing women of this tour, and everyone feels as if they are family who are rooting for each other to kill it every single night. The positivity is incredible on a personal level. Not to mention, the shows are absolutely ferocious. I am honored to be on stage with these incredible women of metal and rock once again! And honestly, I hope there’s no end in sight!”

The upcoming tour, which will kick off this Friday, is in support of Halestorm’s impending new album, Vicious. Vicious is due out this Friday, July 27. Pre-orders for the new album are still available on the band’s website here. Vicious is the follow-up to Halestorm’s 2015 release, Into the Wild Life.

Halestorm’s complete tour itinerary with In This Moment and New Years Day can be seen below.


July 27— Kansas City, MO — Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
July 28 — Dubuque, IA — Dubuque County Fair (Halestorm only)
July 29 — Toledo, OH — Centennial Terrace
July 31 — Baltimore, MD — UMBC Event Center
Aug. 2 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 3 — Albany, NY— Capital Center
Aug. 4 — Portland, ME — Maine State Pier
Aug. 6 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug. 7 — Columbus, OH — Express Live!
Aug. 9 — Moorehead, MN — Bluestem Amphitheater (w/ Joan Jett — Halestorm only)
Aug. 10 — Council Bluffs, IA — Stir Cove
Aug. 11 — Springfield, IL — Illinois State Fair (Halestorm only)
Aug. 14 — Missoula, MT — Big Sky Brewing Company
Aug. 16 — Spokane, WA — Star Theater at Spokane Arena
Aug. 17 — Seattle, WA — WAMU
Aug. 18 — Eugene, OR — Cuthbert Amphitheater
Aug. 20 — Central Point, OR — Bi-Mart Amphitheater
Aug. 21 — Reno, NV — Grand Sierra Resort
Aug. 23 — San Francisco, CA —The Warfield
Aug. 24 — Valley Center, CA — Harrah’s Resort SoCal Events Center
Aug. 25 — Las Vegas, NV — Fremont Street (Halestorm only)
Sept. 1 — Milwaukee, WI — Veteran’s Park (Halestorm only)

Nov. 16 — Norfolk, VA — Constant Convocation Center*
Nov. 17 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion*
Nov. 20 — Evansville, IN — Old National Events Plaza*
Nov. 21 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Allen County ExpoCenter*
Nov. 23 — Syracuse, NY — Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center*
Nov. 24 — New York, NY — Hammerstein Ballroom*
Nov. 26 — Cleveland, OH — Masonic Auditorium*
Dec. 1— Broomfield, CO — 1st Bank Center*
Dec. 2 — Park City, KS — Hartman Arena*
Dec. 4 — Springfield, MO — Shrine Mosque*
Dec. 5 — Lexington, KY — Rupp Arena*
Dec. 7 — Hammond, IN — Horseshoe Casino*
Dec. 8 — Minneapolis, MN — The Armory*
Dec. 11 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec Theater*
Dec. 12 — Dallas, TX — South Side Ballroom*
Dec. 14 — Orlando, FL — Amway Arena*
Dec. 16 — St. Petersburg, FL — Mahaffey Theather*

*Newly added tour dates