Stone Sour, Papa Roach, And Otherwise Exclusive Interviews And Concert Review!


(PCM) Stone Sour, Papa Roach, and Otherwise recently kicked-off their current co-headlining tour at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, in Bethlehem, PA and PCM was in attendance to witness this powerhouse touring package first hand!


Show openers Otherwise put on an amazing performance and did a fantastic job of amping up the crowd and setting the bar high for the rest of the evenings performances. Otherwise are currently still touring behind the release of the incredible debut album “True Love Never Dies” and judging by the amount of people that were in attendance to watch Otherwise’s opening set, 2013 is poised to be a huge year for this band. Quite a few times I was able to look around see audience members belting out the lyrics to Otherwise tracks such as “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” and their set closer “Soldiers”.  I had a chance to sit down with both Adrian and Ryan Patrick of Otherwise before their performance, full interview can be seen below:


When Papa Roach took the stage the crowd went absolutely wild!  The band opened their killer set with new song “Still Swinging” and honestly for as many times as I have had the opportunity to catch Papa Roach in the live setting, they never fail to impress. For a band that has been together for over thirteen years they have showed absolutely now signs of slowing down and only seem to continually improve over time.


The band are currently touring behind the recently released eight studio album “The Connection” and did a fantastic job of mixing up their set with current singles such as “Where Did The Angels Go” alongside fan favorites such as “Broken Home”, “Scars”, and “To Be Loved”. The band closed out their set with their well-loved “Last Resort”, wrapping up an incredibly energetic and well-executed performance.


We had a chance to speak with Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix via phone just after the killer Bethlehem show, listen to the full interview below:

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Finally, it came time for Stone Sour to grace the stage. The band are currently touring behind their recently released new album “The House Of Gold & Bones Pt.1″ . Opening their set with two songs off the new album “Go Sovereign” and “Absolute Zero”, Stone Sour fronted by the iconic Corey Taylor whipped the crowd into a frenzy and left us with one truly memorable performance.


What I love so much about Stone Sour is their ability to mix-up their set and find the perfect balance between face melting hard rock anthems and melodic acoustic ballads. Armed with only his acoustic guitar, Taylor had the audience hanging on his every word performing songs such as “Bother” and “Through The Glass” before once again stirring up the pit with “Hell & Consequences”, “RU486″, and “Say You” Haunt Me”. Stone Sour closed out their set with my personal favorite “30/30-150″ and all in all it was a truly fantastic performance.


We had a chance to catch up with Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga just prior to the band’s electrifying performance, you can view our full interview below:


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Monster Energy's "Welcome To Rockville" Line-Up Revealed!

Welcome-To-Rockville(PCM) This year, the third annual Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville expands to two days–April 27 & 28, 2013–at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the beautiful St. Johns River.

The region’s biggest rock event will feature headlining performances from Alice In Chains and Limp Bizkit (marking the band’s first hometown show in over a decade), as well as Jacksonville legends Lynyrd Skynyrd. The power-packed lineup for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville also includes: 3 Doors Down, Shinedown,Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm, Buckcherry, Hollywood Undead, Skillet, All That Remains, Device (featuring David Draiman from Disturbed), Asking Alexandria, Escape The Fate, Filter, In This Moment, Steel Panther, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Otherwise, Saving Abel, Nonpoint, Red, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Gemini Syndrome, Girl On Fire, and more.

A special Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville ticket presale will take place on Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30 at select Metro PCS stores. No ticket service fees will be charged during the presale. The regular ticket onsale begins Friday, February 1 at 10am EST at, all Ticketmaster locations and select Metro PCS stores.

Two-day General Admission tickets will be just $99.50 plus service fees and single day General Admission tickets will be $54.50 plus service fees. A limited number of two-day VIP tickets and hotel packages will also be available. For full details, visit:

“After selling out the last two years of Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, I now see that the city is ready to bring a full-fledged two-day rock festival to downtown Jacksonville and make it a staple in North Florida music for years to come,” says Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “We have great radio partners at ROCK 104.5 and X102.9 providing amazing support to the city and event which will make this year’s festival more massive than ever.”

Metropolitan Park offers a scenic, spacious site for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville that’s just a few hours drive from cities including Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Savannah and Tallahassee, and is easily accessible by plane from around the country. Metropolitan Park is a premier 27-acre recreational facility along the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville is produced by Jacksonville native Danny Wimmer (one of the partners in the massively successful Rock On The Range and Carolina Rebellion festivals) of Danny Wimmer Presents. The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional sponsors for the event include F.Y.E.,Metro PCS, Beacon Audio and Revolver Magazine.

Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville kicks off the 2013 World’s Loudest Month. Created in partnership by AEG Live, Right Arm Entertainment and Danny Wimmer Presents, the World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names inrock music performing in five distinct U.S. concert atmospheres: Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest, Rock On The Range, and Rocklahoma. In 2012, the World’s Loudest Month featured over 100 artists playing for more than 200,000 rock music fans across the country on five consecutive weekends, confirming that rock music is as vital as ever.

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Concert Review: The Darkness At Ram's Head Live In Baltimore, MD!

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(PCM) The Darkness recently brought their Let Them Eat Cakes Tour to Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD and the British rockers who are currently on the road in support of their newest release “Hot Cakes” definitely know how to throw a party. Personally, I am thrilled to see The Darkness back, looking and sounding as refreshed as ever.

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The band exploded onto the stage with flourish and flair, playing a solid mix of fan favorites and new material off the “Hot Cakes ” album which was certainly very pleasing for both old fans and new. Singer Justin Hawkins stage antics are both hilarious and mesmerizing and paired with the spot on musicianship from guitarist Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain, and drummer Ed Graham it is nearly impossible to take your eyes away from the stage.  The Darkness surely know how to put on an unforgettable performance. It is wonderful to see a band that does not have to rely on a ton of pyrotechnics, elaborate stage props, etc to put on a fantastic show.

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We had a chance to catch up with guitarist Dan Hawkins prior to the show, you can watch the full interview below:

The Darkness exploded onto the scene with their classic-sounding brand of British hard rock. Their debut album, Permission To Land, shot straight to #1 on the UK Albums Chart and has since been certified 5x platinum. In the US, the record hit #36 on the Billboard Top 200. In addition to their heavy touring schedule, the band briefly supported Metallica on their Summer Sanitarium Tour in 2003. In 2004, the band won three BRIT Awards for Best Group, Best Rock Group, and Best Album. They also nabbed two Kerrang! Awards for Best Live Act and Best British Band.

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In 2005, The Darkness released their sophomore effort, One Way Ticket To Hell…And Back. The album debuted at #11 on the UK Albums Chart and eventually went platinum, spawning two Top 10 UK Singles. After their world tour that took them to Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, and Australia. The success of the band was short-lived, however. In 2006, frontman Justin Hawkins was admitted to a rehabilitation facility for addiction. The group disbanded almost immediately after.
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The Darkness reunited in 2011, and released their first new single in 7 years in February 2012. Later that year in May, The Darkness played Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden) and Rock On The Range (United States), with more touring in between. In August 2012, they released their much-anticipated and long-awaited third album, Hot Cakes. The album hit #4 on the UK Albums Chart, #1 on the UK Rock Chart, #2 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart, and #43 on the Billboard Top 200. The Darkness are on tour now in North America, with a European run and a second U.S. run planned for the imminent future.
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Rock On The Range Reveals 2013 Line-Up!


(PCM) The time that we have all anxiously been awaiting for is finally here!  America’s premiere destination rock festival Rock On The Range has unleashed the 2013 line-up and this year is sure to be one fantastic show!

Rock On The Range–which has expanded to three days this year–will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more.

“We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.

“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”

“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.”

“This massive lineup has scratched our seven-year itch!” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “Getting Soundgarden for their first Ohio play in two decades and having seminal acts Alice In Chains, Korn, Volbeat and Papa Roach return along with bands new to ROTR that include Smashing Pumpkins and Bush, and everything in between–the spectrum of rock n roll is covered…three days of constant energy. Rock On The Range is truly where rock lives.”

Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. With the addition of a full slate of artists performing on Friday, festival organizers are also adding a series of additional enhancements for ROTR 2013, including the new ROTR Comedy Tent.

“Our goal with ROTR is to constantly create new and interesting ways to expand the event and give even more value to our fans,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the event for AEG Live. “In 2013, we’ve added a comedy tent within the site that will be curated by The Funny Bone comedy club. Having a slate of incredible, up-and-coming comedians to riff on the rock experience will be a great change of pace for the weekend. The site layout is also changing dramatically in 2013 to create better event flow, to add more interactive fan activity to the festival, and to allow even more people to experience the higher caliber of talent on the second stage this year.”

As a special limited offer, pre-sale weekend tickets startat a low price of $89.50 (plus fees), for Stadium GA tickets only, from Wednesday, January 30 through Thursday, January 31 at 10pm EST. Additionally, a limited number of Stadium GA “4-ticket packs” are also available for $299–a savings of nearly 25%–beginning on Wednesday, January 30, while supplies last.

Pre-sale tickets are available at Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, February 1 at 10am ET. Rock On The Range is again offering premiere VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles and Camping packages. Details and prices for VIP, Hotel, and Camping packagesare online at Visit the website,, and for the most up-to-date information.


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Line-Up Announced For The 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival!

Gov-Ball-2013(PCM) It is that time of year, when the line-ups for some of the country’s biggest and best music festivals are being announced!  Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival. The 3rd annual edition of New York City’s marquee live music event is expanding to three days of Music, Art, and Entertainment. Held Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th in Randall’s Island Park, the festival will feature over 60 world class performers, showcasing a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica and Pop all weekend long. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Noon EST on Friday, January 25th on


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Early Bird Tickets at $190 (Limited Quantity On Sale 1/25 at Noon EST)

Advance Tickets at $205 (Limited Quantity On Sale after Early Bird Sell-Out)

Regular Tickets at $220 (On Sale after Advance Tickets Sell-Out)

All listed tickets for sale on January 25th will be 3-day festival passes. Single day tickets may or may not become available at a future date. To guarantee entrance to the festival fans are advised to purchase 3-day tickets now.

From the inception of the Governors Ball Music Festival three years ago as a one day event in the summer of 2011, to the expansion to two days in its sophomore year, Founders Entertainment have been committed to increasing the quality and scope of the festival experience from year to year. Along with expanded programming in 2013, Founders Entertainment will unveil a new festival site layout to the grounds at Randall’s Island Park, giving music fans extra space to spread out and fully enjoy the amazing performances, art installations, highly regarded NYC food-trucks and restaurants, as well as high end beer, wine and spirits.

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KANROCKSAS Music Festival Announces First Confirmed Acts!

Kanrocksas1(PCM) The heartland’s newest major music festivalKANROCKSAS–returns this spring with Kendrick Lamar, Tiësto and The Avett Brothers leading the charge as the first confirmed acts. The two-day festival, set for Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at the Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, KS, will be represented by a diverse gamut of 30+ artists from rock, electronic and hip-hop genres. Look for more talent to be announced in the coming weeks.

KANROCKSAS first took place in the summer of 2011 and took a hiatus in 2012 to allow the festival’s home, the Kansas Speedway®, undergo a significant facelift including major infield renovations and the opening of Hollywood Casino. Limited Winter Special tickets are available now at $150 2-day ticket ($40 off), $25 camping ($25 off).This sale ends at midnight, Thursday, January 31, 2013.

To amplify the momentum created by the first year of the festival, organizers will continue to grow and expand the brand with big name acts, added amenities and trending technological features. KANROCKSAS introduced Midwest music lovers and fans from around the globe to a top-tier music festival experience spurred by headliners Eminem and Muse, along with national and local musicians representing virtually every genre. As the first major music event to take place at Kansas Speedway®, festival organizers succeeded in creating a one-of-a-kind experience and fans can expect nothing less in 2013.

Kansas Speedway is located in the burgeoning Village West area of Kansas City. With its striking landscape including wide boulevards, beautiful green parks, fantastic architecture and world-class museums, Kansas City has repeatedly ranked as one of America’s top travel destinations in Travel and Leisuremagazine.Popular diversions include a vibrant local arts scene, several James Beard recognized restaurants, world-renowned barbecue and an ever-expanding microbrewery scene which includes the Boulevard Brewing Company, Missouri’s largest independent brewery.

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