Tom Morello, Simon Neil, Nile Rodgers and More Celebrate The Fender Stratocaster’s 70th Anniversary with Cover of “Voodoo Child”

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Stratocaster® guitar. To commemorate this milestone, Fender’s year-long celebration encompasses the release of seven new models, each designed to pay homage to the Stratocaster®’s enduring legacy. Joining the celebration, 10 revolutionary artists: Nile Rodgers, Tom Morello, Simon Neil, Ari O’Neal, Mateus Asato, Tyler Bryant, Rebecca Lovell, REI, Tash Sultana and Jimmie Vaughan, have come together to cover Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”, for the brand’s campaign hero film, Voodoo Child: Forever Ahead of Its Time. Keep reading below for the “Voodoo Child” video and more information.
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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

BABYMETAL Shares a New Music Official Live Video for “メタり!! (Metal!)” ft Tom Morello, New Digital Single Out Now

BABYMETAL has released an official live video for their single “メタり!!” ft Tom Morello, formerly of Rage Against The Machine! The band is heading out on tour soon with the dates below. In the meantime, check out our review of their recent New York! Continue reading

Brad Wilk Says Rage Against The Machine Will Never Tour or Perform Ever Again

Shocking news from Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine. In a public post to his personal Instagram page, he has said the band has no plans to ever resume touring or play live ever again. This comes just 4 years after announcing their reunion from their prior 10 year hiatus, and wildly successful tours and festivals. Following a year of inactivity in 2023 when Zack De La Rocha has been recovering from his knee injury suffered in 2022. The band was elected to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2023, and only guitarist Tom Morello, a voting member of the Recording Academy, appeared to accept induction. Brad has also performed with Black Sabbath, Once Day As A Lion with De La Rocha, and Audioslave with Morello and Tim Commorford. Continue reading

Hellfest 2024 Books Metallica, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Machine Head, Body Count, Biohazard, Mr. Bungle and More

Hellfest, held every year just outside of Paris, in Clisson, France, continues to up the ante every year with forever growing and impressive lineups! Taking place from June 27 to June 30, 2024, Hellfest will once again be four days long and over 200 bands appearing on six stages. For 2024, the headliners for each night will be Avenged Sevenfold, Machine Head, Metallica, and Foo Fighters. The full daily lineups, including one more major band tba, and the ticket link are coming soon!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Alice Cooper – Road


Any rational, working seventy-five-year-old would probably be thinking very seriously about winding down by now. Come on now, old man. That’s enough. It’s time for your pipe and slippers. But as we are all fully aware, Alice Cooper is not your average seventy-five-year-old. In fact, it’s becoming increasingly apparent with each passing year that he is, in all likelihood, an actual vampire. Yes, much like Keith Richards, Alice cannot be killed by conventional weapons.Continue reading

Rage Against The Machine Postpones Start of Reunion Tour Until July

Rage Against The Machine has announced they have postponed the kickoff of its much-anticipated “Public Service Announcement” to this summer. The North American leg of the trek was originally slated to begin in March 2020 before it was rescheduled several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trek will now kick off on July 9th in East Troy, Wisconsin. Shows that were supposed to take place between March 31 and May 23 will be rescheduled at a later date. The band made a post to social media announcing the update:

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GUEST POST: Adam Joad of Scattered Hamlet – Top Albums of 2021

Ghost Cult continues our “2021 End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, Adam Joad of Scattered Hamlet breaks down his top albums (read: more than 10) of 2021! Their new album – Stereo Overthrow is out now and can be purchased here.

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Watch Anthrax Conclude with Web Series with “Worship Music” and More!

Anthrax has concluded their Anthrax 40th Anniversary web series with thoughts on “Worship Music, longevity, and the future. The band wrapped up their 40th-anniversary livestream last month (review here) and are plotting next steps including a new album. Their next show is at Welcome To Rockville in November! Congrats on 40 and here’s to many more!

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