Jon Wysocki, Founding Drummer of Staind, Soil, and Lydia’s Castle, Has Died 


Jon Wysocki the founding drummer of Staind, later with Soil, and recently Lydia’s Castle has died. He passed away on Saturday, May 18th, and was just 53 years old. Before his death he had reportedly been having issues with his liver that required him to be under the care of medical professionals. Wysocki’s death was confirmed by his bandmates in Lydia’s Castle on social media, which you can see below. Soil also released a statement about their former bandmate. Wysocki was the founding drummer of Staind, forming the group in 1995 with singer Aaron Lewis, guitarist Mike Mushok and bassist Johnny April. Considered the first proteges of Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, the drummer stayed in the band until 2011 when he was fired during the making of their seventh studio album. Wysocki performed on Staind’s biggest hits from their first three major label albums Dysfunction (co-produced by Durst) (1999), Break The Cycle (2001) and 14 Shades of Grey (2003), all for Elektra Records with two Platinum and two gold certified records, boosting the band out of the Nu Metal genre and to chart topping success world-wide. RIP.  Continue reading


Sonic Temple (Disturbed, Misfits, Pantera, Slipknot, Kerry King, Judas Priest, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit) Releases Daily Lineups



Sonic Temple 2024 is fast approaching next month! With 4 stages and 120 bands that’s 40 more than last year), the fest
features headliners Disturbed, Misfits, Pantera, Slipknot, along with Kerry King of Slayer, Judas Priest, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit and more. They have now released the daily schedule so you can plan your weekend if you are going! Taking place May 16-19, 2024, at the iconic Historic Crew Sonic Temple 202.4 Continue reading


Aftershock 2024 Books Slayer, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Pantera, Judas Priest, FFDP, Disturbed, Biohazard, Shadows Fall and More!


Aftershock, it’s happening! Our 2024 lineup is here and holy sh*t, this one will go down in the history books. Not only do we have Iron Maiden’s only U.S. festival play and the exclusive West Coast performance of Slayer, but also Slipknot, the first Mötley Crüe appearance at Aftershock, plus Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Judas Priest, Pantera, and 130 more of your favorite artists. Continue reading


Louder Than Life 2024 Books Slayer, Slipknot, Gojira, Mastodon, Mötley Crüe, Korn, and More


America’s biggest Rock and Metal festival – Louder Than Life returns in 2024 with a phenomenal lineup of bands! The return of Slayer from the dead, with Slipknot, Mötley Crüe, Korn, Gojira, Mastodon, and many more! Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY September 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2024. The full lineup, ticket info, VIP packages and more can be found below.Continue reading


Sonic Temple 2024 Books Disturbed, Misfits, Pantera, Slipknot, Kerry King, Judas Priest, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit, and More!



The wait is over. Your Sonic Temple ‘24 lineup is finally here! This year in Columbus, Ohio we’re bringing the temple to new heights with 4 stages and 120 bands (that’s 40 more than last year)! Join us on May 16-19, 2024, at the iconic Historic Crew Stadium: America’s HOME of ROCK. 
SonInk (Sonic Temple + Inkcarceration) Combo Passes, Field Passes, Stadium Passes, VIP, and Suite passes go on sale exclusively via presale this Wednesday at 10am EST. AND, for the first time ever, indulge in the sweet life with a Sonic Temple suite for you and up to nine friends. Sign up for our Sonic Temple email list, and you’ll be the first in line when Presale passes drop this Wednesday, December 6 at 10am EST. You won’t want to miss the best party in rock and art! Sonic Temple 2024 features headliners Disturbed, Misfits, Pantera, Slipknot, along with Kerry King of Slayer, Judas Priest, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit and more. Continue reading


EP REVIEW: Saint Asonia – Introvert


I’ve always been a sucker for a tasty, “unusual” or “unexpected” cover version. Some fans hate them, some bands hate being remembered for them, some say they are cynical clickbait. But I very often like ’em. No strangers to covers (Phil Collins’ ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’, anyone?), this Toronto-formed outfit include here their already-released reworking of Canadian hot-stuff The Weeknd’s smash banger ‘Blinding Lights’. And I’ll be Goddamned if they haven’t turned it into a Saint Asonia song – glorious, even joyous, expertly conceived, adapted, and delivered. Superb guys! Inspired! 

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Staind Books September 2022 Tour Dates


Staind has announced 2022 summer tour dates, kicking off September 8 in Niagara Falls, NY. The band returned pre-pandemic in 2019 with major festivals and sold-out headline dates, including unplugged shows (pictured above). The band will perform in “an evening with” format some of their biggest hits along with heavier deeper cuts. Stain is expected to announce additional tour dates and new music later in 2022. Watch a video of the band performing their first big hit, “Mudshovel” live from 2019 here. Continue reading


Welcome To Rockville Books KISS, Korn, Guns N Roses, and Foo Fighters as The 2022 Headliners


 


Welcome to Rockville has announced their 2022 headliners for their return to the festival! Returning to a spring event schedule, the fest taking place at Daytona Motor Speedway from May 19th to 22nd will feature KISS, Korn, Guns N Roses, and Foo Fighters each night of the fest! Early bird tickets are on sale now! This years’s fest features headliners Metallica (twice) Slipknot, who performed last night to close the first the day and Disturbed with many other bands. In addition to a weekend of incredible music and rock and lifestyle experiences, many of the performances will be livestreamed. Check out the details!   Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Korn – Staind – 68: Live at the iThink Amphitheatre


Well what does one do when deciding to call a new town home. If you’re anything like me you wanna hit up a live show asap. I just recently moved to West Palm Beach FL. After being here for about a week it was time to hit up a big show. I’ve already been to a couple spots around town to get some of the local flavor and I’m telling you this is a killer place for live music. But, I was ready to bask in the glory of a full on production. So, I looked up some different shows in the area before realizing that I actually now live about 15 min. from iThink Amphitheatre. I really dig the place. It’s almost exactly the same as Tinley Park up by Chicago (my old haunt) I mean like almost exactly. Feeling quite at home I was ready to catch the show, the line-up consisted of Korn, Staind,  and  ’68.  It was so nice to be outside at a huge venue like this, people everywhere having an awesome time. I had almost forgotten how awesome the experience really can be to us music lovers. First up was ’68 and of course I was a little late so I walked in about half-way through their set. Totally my bad, because I shoulda been there for the whole thing. I really dig ’68 they are like a blues hardcore band if you will. Very entertaining with a style all their own. 

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LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Staind –  ”Break The Cycle” 


To some music lovers, the music of a certain artist can become almost like the soundtrack to their life. A specific song can act as a time portal whisking a person back in time to a specific moment. In terms of bands whose music causes spontaneous bouts of nostalgia, few bands can hold a candle to the band Staind. The reactions of fans as they watched the live stream of Staind’s 20th Anniversary Performance of Break the Cycle alone are a testament to this. One week after streaming the reunion show of their greatest hits, Aaron Lewis along with guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist Johnny April and drummer Sal Giancarelli delivered a live stream that far exceeded any expectations, playing the band’s 2001 mind-blowing, unparalleled album, Break The Cycle (Flip Records) live in its entirety.  Continue reading