Vinnie Paul is such a rock star he has his own tour bus…and it’s not his home away from home, but his bar away from home. Talk about partying like a rock star… Click here to see live photos of Vinnie and Hellyeah!
The Hard Rock & Metal Tour Event of the Summer Kicks Off on July 9th with Pre-Sale Tickets Slotted for Friday April 8th ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the heralded hard rock and metal event of the summer, is swiftly becoming the heavy music fans’ summertime rite of passage. Today, the 4th annual summertime juggernaut announces the 2011 line-up with DISTURBED, GODSMACK and MEGADETH, joined by MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, and many more of today’s most electrifying artists. The tour will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in [...]
The Uproar Fest metal crowd – used to dramatic entrances – almost doesn’t notice when Lzzy Hale quietly walks on stage to start the Halestorm set a cappella. As soon as she steps on stage, it’s hard not to think of Pat Benatar, with her shag cut and physical resemblance. And when she starts to sing, it’s impossible not to think of Benatar. This lady’s got the pipes. Halestorm opened the main stage for this years Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Fest, which is a pretty amazing feat, given the band only recorded their first full length album back in 2008. [...]
Sunday night I caught Strung Out at the Ogden Theater here in Denver, which just happened to be the last show of the tour. I had really wanted to set up some promos, but things being as crazy as they have been here at the ranch, wasn’t able to get it all sorted out (new city, new job, moving studio space, new studio launch.) I had never shot the Ogden before, and was pleasantly surprised when not only did someone answer the phone there that afternoon before the show, but they actually knew what was going on, as it was [...]
Metal super-group Hellyeah headlined the second stage of this year’s Rockstar Uproar Fest, whipping metal fans into a frenzy as the main stage was gearing up for the featured bands. The band is Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett, Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla, and former Pantera, Rebel Meets Rebel and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul. They formed in 2001, but as you can imagine, juggling so many bands and schedules put many tour plans on hold till 2006, when the band finally recorded its first, self-titled album, recorded at Chasin’ Jason studio in Dimebag Darrell‘s [...]
Stone Sour, who performed in Denver Tuesday for Rockstar Uproar Fest, scored the second highest debut on the charts this week, coming in at number 6 with Audio Secrecy, their third studio album. Audio Secrecy sold 46,000 units this week, and is the second consecutive top 10 debut for the band. They also claimed the top spot on the iTunes Rock Album chart, as well as top 5 placement on charts in Germany, Japan and Austria, and top 10 in the U.K. and Australia. But then Stone Sour are no strangers to hits or the music scene – lead vocalist [...]
I didn’t even realize when I requested to shoot this show that it was supposed to be their last tour. I find it hard to believe these guys will be able to give this up, with the fire they still have in them, and let me tell you, these guys are in damn good shape for their age. Or ANY age. I often shoot bands I am lukewarm about or worse, but hey, I’m a child of the 80s, and loved my old school metal. This was one of those shows where I got to be a fangirl as well [...]
When people think of female bands, especially the rare metal bands, they often want to stereotype them as wild women or chain smoking, hard drinking divas. With literally half her life spent in the world of rock and roll, Morgan Lander of Kittie grew up on a stage, and hasn’t let fame and the pitfalls of excess sway her from her path. Or turn her into a prima donna. She’s soft-spoken and down to earth, with a “one of the guys” sensibility and an appreciation for how blessed she has been to have found success so early, no matter how [...]