Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Fifth Anniversary Line-Up Revealed!

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(PCM) Always one of our very favorite festivals of the year, the epic and spectacular line-up for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion 2015 has been revealed. The line-up includes some of the biggest names in rock to celebrate Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion’s fifth anniversary this year.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion will take place on May 2nd and 3rd 2015 at the Rock City Campgrounds at the Charlotte Motor Speedway just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival will feature performances from Slipknot, Korn (marking a highly-anticipated return to Carolina Rebellion after their on-stage reunion with band-member Head in 2012), Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Rise Against, Sammy Hagar & The Circle (Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham & Vic Johnson), Breaking Benjamin, Bush, and many more top rock bands.

Corey Taylor of Slipknot says, “We are very excited to be headlining Rebellion this year! We’re honored to be playing in the company of Cheap Trick, one of my all time favorites, as well as playing with such good friends like Korn, Halestorm and Slayer!”

“Three years ago, we reunited with our brother Head on stage at Carolina Rebellion. Since then, we made a new album and toured the world together. And now we’re back to perform our first album in its entirety. Rebellion is going to be a really special show for us,” says Jonathan Davis of Korn.

“Playing with a band like The Circle, we’ve got a set list made in Rock N’ Roll Heaven and a band from Rock N’ Roll Hell,” says Sammy Hagar. “The only missing link is tens of thousands of rocking fans…HELLO CAROLINA!”

“For the 5th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, we wanted to acknowledge not only the best in current rock with the likes of Slipknot, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin and more, but also celebrate some great iconic rock bands like Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Cheap Trick, Slayer and others to give the Rebels the widest range of Rock N’ Roll possible,” says Co-Executive Producer Gary Spivack of RockHouse Presents. “Rebellion is truly the Carolinas’ biggest music party of the year!”

Based on the festival’s success in 2014–with over 60,000 fans in attendance and camping and VIP packages sold out–the 2015 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion concert site will be expanded and will feature a fourth stage for band performances.

Monster Energy returns as the festival’s title sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and offering Monster Energy Drink samples.

The daily band lineup for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is as follows:

Saturday, May 2

Korn, Marilyn Manson, Rise Against, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Chevelle, Cheap Trick, Papa Roach, Bush, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Jackyl, Of Mice & Men, Live, Motionless In White, Periphery, Beartooth, Young Guns, Marmozets, Islander and more

Sunday, May 3

Slipknot, Godsmack, Slayer, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, In Flames, Tremonti, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Hatebreed, Starset, Butcher Babies, We Are Harlot, Exodus and more

A ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is underway now until Friday, January 16 at 11:59 AM ET. The pre-sale offers a limited number of tickets for the following early bird pre-sale prices (plus fees):

Weekend General Admission Ticket: $99

Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $299

Single Day General Admission Ticket: $59.50

Ticket prices will go up at the public on-sale on Friday, January 16 at noon. Concertgoers are encouraged to buy early to save, as ticket prices will continue to increase in the coming months.

A VIP Lounge Upgrade is also available for $110 to those that purchase Weekend General Admission tickets during the pre-sale and general on-sale.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion 2015 layaway packages–new for 2015–are available for purchase through January 31. A limited number of discounted tickets are also now available for active military through our friends at GovX.

Hotel and Camping Packages are available now, and prices remain the same during the pre-sale and general on-sale. All Hotel Packages are for three nights and are available for 2 or 4 people. Each package includes access to the Friday Night Campground Party in the campgrounds. Camping is open from Noon on Friday, May 1 through Noon on Monday, May 4. Camping Upgrades include access to the Friday Night Campground Party. Camping Packages also include a $25 merchandise voucher, access to VIP Lounge, festival poster, and access to the Friday Night Campground Party.

For full details and to purchase tickets, Hotel, and Camping Packages, visit www.CarolinaRebellion.com.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, Zippo Encore and more to be announced.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is produced by AEG Live, Danny Wimmer Presents, and RockHouse Presents, and is part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series. The World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.

For more information on Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, visit:

Website: www.CarolinaRebellion.com

Facebook: @CarolinaRebellion

Twitter: @CRebellion

Instagram: CarolinaRebellion

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Coachella 2015 Lineup Announced!

CoachellaBanner(PCM) Coachella has continued to grow in scope and popularity over the last decade, attracting music lovers from around the globe and fans of all genres and backgrounds to the annual two-weekend, three-day arts and music festival.

With every subsequent Coachella comes bigger headliners, more diverse lineups, and a fresh round of complaints from those who feel the festival is becoming increasingly more corporate and hipster-filled with every passing year.

When I attended Weekend 2 in 2014, I didn’t feel bombarded by brands or hipsters, just incredible live performances and an all around great time.

Unfortunately, tickets for Coachella went on sale and sold out today; General Admission and VIP tickets for both Weekends 1 and 2 are completely sold out,save for the GA and VIP tickets that are included in the 2 person tee-pee and 4 person tent passes, ranging from $2350 to $5200.

Coachella’s 2015 lineup includes a few surprises as well as a number of predictable names. Australian “Highway to Hell” hard rock band AC/DC will close Friday night, Detroit rocker Jack White headlines on Saturday, and “Started From the Bottom” rapper Drake closing out the festival on Sunday night.

Check out the full lineup for both weekends below and head over to Coachella.com if you’d like more info, but rememeber: the festival is already sold out! While you’re at it, check out The Verge’s hilarious top ten list of “font size shockers” from Coachella’s 2015 lineup poster.

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Northern Invasion Rock And Camping Festival Debuts May 9 In Somerset, WI

7huu_NorthernInvasionadmat2015_1(PCM) Northern Invasion–the newest addition to the World’s Loudest Month festival series–is set for Saturday, May 9 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities.

The new rock and camping festival will feature an unbelievable first-year lineup headlined by global rock juggernauts Slipknot, with a roster of rock heavyweights including Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Three Days Grace, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, Anthrax, Live, Motionless In White, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Crutch, We Are Harlot, Starset and Crobot.

“We’ll be fresh out of the studio just in time to participate in the 1st annual Northern Invasion. It’s a huge festival and it will be amazing to get back on stage with peers in Slipknot, Volbeat, Halestorm and so many other kick ass bands,” says Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch.

Northern Invasion offers a full day of music on Saturday, May 9, along with a Friday Night Bonfire Party for all who purchase a camping or hotel package. See below for details about onsite camping, hotels packages and more. The Northern Invasion festival site map can be viewed at: www.NorthernInvasion.com.

An early bird pre-sale, featuring a discounted ticket price, is available from Wednesday, December 10 at 10:00 AM CT through Wednesday, December 17 at 9:59 AM CT. Visit the Northern Invasion Facebook page to receive the code to purchase the specially priced pre-sale tickets. The Northern Invasion pre-sale offers a limited number of tickets for the following discounted prices (plus fees):

General Admission Ticket: $49.50

General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $149

Concertgoers are encouraged to buy early to save, as ticket prices will increase in the coming months.

The Northern Invasion VIP Pavilion Upgrade will feature shade, seating areas, premium cash bar, premium food experience (for purchase), and private restroom access for those with VIP Pavilion access. Those who select the VIP Upgrade will also have access to VIP Parking and an exclusive festival entrance. The VIP Upgrade does NOT include access to the Friday Night Bonfire Party or the Campgrounds. All ages are welcome in the VIP area, but attendees must be 21 or older to purchase adult beverages.

The Northern Invasion Camping area will be open from Friday, May 8 at 12:00 PM CST through Sunday, May 10 at 12:00 PM CST, camping upgrades and camping / hotel packages will also include access to the Friday Night Bonfire Party. Camping will be available for purchase as either ‘tent camping’ or ‘RV camping.’ Pricing information can be found at www.NorthernInvasion.com.

All inclusive Camping and a limited quantity of Hotel Packages (Groupie, Roadie, Star) including a merchandise voucher, VIP Pavilion access, festival poster, and a commemorative laminate will be available starting at the pre-sale. More information on packages and military discounts can be found at www.NorthernInvasion.com.

A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Northern Invasion partner GovX beginning December 10 at 10:00 AM Central Time.

Northern Invasion is supported by Jack Daniel’s and Jägermeister.

Northern Invasion is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live and RockHouse Presents.

Somerset Amphitheater has been a favorite Midwest music venue since the late ‘80s. Located on the Apple River and less than 40 minutes from the Twin Cities, for years it has served as a summer hub for music and camping for those from Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond.

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The 2015 Rock On The Range Lineup Has Been Revealed

(PCM) Today, we received one of the best holiday gifts ever now that the 2015 lineup for Rock On The Range has been revealed. Linkin Park, Slipknot and Judas Priest lead this year’s line-up of over 60 band that will perform this year’s show that will take place on May 15, 16, and 17th at Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio.

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The full weekend of non-stop rock will also feature performances from Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and many more of the world’s most exciting bands on three stages over three days, plus the biggest Rock n’ Roll comedians in the ROTR Comedy Tent.

Rock On The Range–part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series–has sold out in advance for two years in a row, with 120,000 concertgoers on hand in 2014. In 2015, ROTR will welcome live music’s top cable channel, AXS TV, to film the weekend as part of their live festival coverage, allowing fans around the world to experience Rock On The Range.

To kick off the ROTR weekend with a laugh, Guitar World & Revolver’s Roast On The Range returns to Columbus, Ohio Thursday, May 14. Look for more details to be announced in early 2015 at www.RoastOnTheRange.com and www.RockOnTheRange.com. The 2014 Roast featured nearly a dozen musicians and comedians who honored and lampooned Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor in front of a live audience. (See our coverage from last year’s Roast On The Range here)

The current band lineup for Rock On The Range–fueled by Monster Energy Drink–is as follows: Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Ministry, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Live, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Yelawolf, In Flames, Motionless In White, Saxon, Rival Sons, Falling In Reverse, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, Periphery, Nonpoint, Baby Metal, The Devil Wears Prada, Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Starset, New Medicine, Beartooth, You Me At Six, Young Guns, Dorothy, Crobot, Shaman’s Harvest, Like A Storm, Unlocking The Truth, Islander, Marmozets, Sabatron, Upon A Burning Body, From Ashes To New, Red Son Rising, and Santa Cruz, with more bands and entertainers to be announced soon.

Corey Taylor of Slipknot says, “It’s been way too long since Slipknot has played ROTR…five years is too long. We’re coming back with a new album and a new show. It’ll feel good to headline again. Everyone, prepare for hell…”

Judas Priest proclaims, “Rock On The Range brings the Priest back to the USA! We can’t wait to unleash our metal maniacs #priestfamily once more with our ongoing 40th anniversary ‘Redeemer of Souls’ World Tour.”

“We’re very excited to be back and playing Rock On The Range. It was an honor to be a part of the very first ROTR back in ‘07 and we’re grateful to return to be a part of this amazing rock n roll event,” says Ben Burnley of Breaking Benjamin.

A specially priced pre-sale for Rock On The Range is available now through Friday, December 5 at 9:59 AM ET. Visit www.facebook.com/rockontherange to receive a code to purchase pre-sale tickets now. The ROTR ticket pre-sale offers a limited number of weekend tickets at discounted prices as follows (plus fees):

Weekend Field: $169.50

Weekend Stadium GA: $99.50

Weekend Stadium 4-Pack (save $100, while supplies last): $299

Regularly priced general admission tickets go on sale Friday, December 5 at 10:00 AM ET and will be priced as follows:

Weekend Field: $184.50

Weekend Stadium GA: $124.50

Weekend Stadium 4-Pack (while supplies last): $349

These prices will stay in place through late February.

A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Rock On The Range partner GovX.

Monster Energy returns to Rock On The Range 2015 as the main stage sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and sampling Monster Energy Drink.

New to Rock On The Range in 2015 will be the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge which features amenities such as dedicated Wi-Fi, charging stations, private restrooms, premium food options and more. This upgrade will be available for all ticket purchases for only $125 while supplies last.

For full details about all tickets, including Military Ticket discounts, VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles, Camping Packages and Layaway Tickets, visit: www.RockOnTheRange.com.

“Our mission each year is to widen the net as much as possible while staying true to the core that is Rock On The Range,” says Gary Spivack, Co-Executive Producer of ROTR for RockHouse Presents. “Take headliners Slipknot, Linkin Park, and Judas Priest as well as heavyweights Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, the welcomed return of Breaking Benjamin, combine that with bands such as Rise Against, Of Mice & Men, Tech N9ne, Yelawolf and a rare appearance from the likes of Ministry, you then get the world that is Rock On The Range. A music festival…where ROCK (of all kinds) lives.”

Rock On The Range is proud to once again be fueled by their partners at Monster Energy Drink. Additional sponsors include Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience and Zippo, with more to be announced.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, Crew Stadium, and RockHouse Presents. The multi-stage music and lifestyle event features a potent lineup of bands on three stages over three days. The nationally renowned festival that’s centrally located in the heart of the country is proud to be part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series, and annually draws huge weekend crowds since its inception in 2007, including a sold-out crowd of over 120,000 fans in 2014.

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Loudwire Music Festival Is Headed Your Way This Coming Summer!

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(PCM) Plans for next summer may just happen to include a trip to Grand Junction, Colorado after hearing the recent announcement at the first-ever Loudwire Music Festival being held June 26, 27 and 28th at Jam Ranch!

One of the leading websites in the rock world, Townsquare Media’s Loudwire will be putting together its’ first ever music festival in 2015 and it was also revealed that Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum band Linkin Park will be one of three daily headliners for this exciting new festival.

“We’re really excited to play the first ever Loudwire music festival,” says Chester Bennington, lead vocalist of Linkin Park. “This will be one epic rock show!”

The inaugural Loudwire Music Festival will feature some of the world’s greatest rock bands from all genres of rock–hard, classic, alternative, metal and indie–performing across three stages. Additional artists will be announced in the months leading up to the festival.

”We are very excited to launch the Loudwire Music Festival at Jam Ranch,” remarked Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events for Townsquare Media. “Loudwire is one of our flagship brands–spanning broadcast radio, syndicated radio and a national website–so the addition of a live festival seemed a natural way to evolve the brand and deliver a great experience to rock music fans.”

Festival-goers will have the option of a fully immersive weekend with the festival’s on-site camping selections. Camping options range from standard (within walking distance to the festival grounds) starting at $95 to premier (the closest camping to the festival grounds) and VIP (campgrounds for VIP ticket holders only, close to festival grounds), starting at $180.

Weekend ticket options include General Admission weekend passes for $79. Reserved Seating starts at $225, and the VIP Seating & Experience starts at $400. Additional festival information, including ticketing and camping options, can be found here. Stay connected with up-to-date information on the Loudwire Music Festival on Facebook or by following @LoudwireFest on Twitter.

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Album Review: Slipknot “.5: The Gray Chapter”

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(PCM) Words can not even begin to express the joy that overcame us when news was first announced that a new album from Iowa rockers Slipknot was on the way and we were even more thrilled to get an early listen to “.5: The Gray Chapter” prior to its’ official release!

Back in May, Slipknot front-man Corey Taylor was roasted by his peers during the Roast on the Range w/ Corey Taylor which was the kick-off to the epic rock festival Rock On The Range. We had caught up with Taylor on the red carpet and were the first to bring you the news about just what “.5: The Gray Chapter” was going to sound like!  Taylor told us that “People are going to lose their minds when they hear it” and we absolutely couldn’t agree more!

“.5: The Gray Chapter is the perfect blend of both the brutality of Slipknot’s early album “Iowa”, but at the same time beautifully sonic and melodic like “Vol. 3″.

It is no shock that  the tragic passing of Slipknot bassist and songwriter Paul Gray is a centralized theme of sorts throughout the album and it is quite evident that the band has poured all of the pain, anger and sadness straight into the vein of many tracks found on the new album. It is full of both intensity and raw emotion and certainly some of Slipknot’s best work to date.

Tracks such as “Skeptic”, “The Negative One”, “Killpop” and “Custer” take the listener on a fascinating musical journey and one that truly speaks to the soul. Musically speaking the band has pushed their limits to places one never would have thought they could have achieve. The songs that truly hone in on the loss of Gray the most would be both “Skeptic” and “Nomadic”, however the gorgeous ballad “Goodbye” seems a fitting farewell as well.

Many fans did not believe that we would ever see another Slipknot album, but the band has truly outdone themselves with “.5: The Gray Chapter” and come out sounding (and appearing) as re-energized as ever! Being able to take their pain and angst over the loss of their fallen bandmate, the band was able to channel it into one of the most brilliant albums to be release this year.

We could go on and on about the many reasons we have fallen in love with “.5: The Gray Chapter”, but we feel that it is best experienced by listening for yourself. With this release, Slipknot further cement the fact that rock is far from dead, so get out there and support this absolutely stellar release.

Also, be sure to catch Slipknot live if you have the chance!  The band will be performing unique sets each night of KNOTFEST this coming weekend in San Bernadino, CA that will feature brand new music, as well as, an entirely new stage set up and experience.

Also, performing at KNOTFEST is Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and dozens more!

Slipknot also hits the road for a co-headlining tour with KORN that will be making its’ way across the U.S!

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