MUSIC NEWS: Godsmack, Shinedown, Rob Zombie @ Louder Than Life fest

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Godsmack and Shinedown are among the acts who will perform at the second annual Louder Than Life festival, scheduled for October 3rd and 4th at Champions Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine will also include sets from Rob Zombie, Slash, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Chevelle and many more. Ticket, hotel and camping info is available at (Blabbermouth)


MUSIC NEWS: Dave Grohl breaks leg

Dave Grohl sustained a fracture to his leg after falling from the stage during a Foo Fighters concert in Gothenburg, Sweden on Friday night (June 12th). According to Consequence Of Sound, Grohl came back out and managed to finish the concert, although he performed the rest of the set sitting down.

The Foos frontman reportedly tumbled during the song “Monkey Wrench” and remained on the floor for several minutes before being taken backstage. He told the audience, “Hey, ladies and gentlemen. I love you, but I think I just broke my leg. I really broke my leg.”

After Grohl was taken backstage, the rest of Foo Fighters played a set of covers sung by drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Grohl eventually returned, seated on a chair with his leg wrapped, telling the crowd, “I may not be able to walk or run but I can still play guitar and scream.”
Video and photos of the incident have surfaced online.
At press time the band had canceled two more shows as a result of the injury. The first was Sunday night (June 14th) in the Netherlands, while the second was slated for Tuesday (June 16th) in Switzerland. The band’s next scheduled gig is June 19th at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The Foos are supposed to begin a lengthy North American run on July 4th in Washington D.C., and it’s not known yet whether the start of that trek will be pushed back.


MUSIC NEWS: Seether launch auction for suicide prevention

Seether has launched a series of online auctions in conjunction with the band’s upcoming Rise Above festival, which will take place on May 9th in Bangor, Maine. The first auction is being held in partnership with Bidding For Good and will include items such as a signed Offspring guitar, VIP passes to the Fort Rock and Welcome To Rockville festivals and other prizes, while the second auction is hosted by If Only and will feature guitars donated and signed by Slash, Tom Morello and Staind’s Aaron Lewis.

The festival’s name is taken from the Seether song, “Rise Above This.” Frontman Shaun Morgan wrote the track as a message to his brother, who took his own life seven years ago. Morgan created the festival as a way to honor his brother and bring attention to suicide prevention and mental illness. Joining Seether at the event will be Godsmack, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Papa Roach, All That Remains, Butcher Babies and more.
Proceeds from the show will go to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), one of the leading national not-for profit organizations dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. (Loudwire)


MUSIC NEWS: Jack White creates concert experience App

Jack White has introduced a new virtual reality app called “Third-D.” The app, which White designed with tech company Jaunt, allows users with a five-or-six-inch Android phone and Google Cardboard headsets to watch the ex-White Stripes frontman perform as though they were sitting in the venue. The app was created by using 360 degree 3D cameras and mics. “Third-D” is available now for all Android users on Google Play. (Diffuser)


MUSIC NEWS: Nickelback Announce Tour

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Nickelback has unveiled the details of a massive North American tour that will take place in 2015 to support the band’s eighth studio album, No Fixed Address. The trek kicks off on February 14th in Allentown, Pennsylvania, hitting some 60 cities before winding down on August 29th in Atlanta.

SIDE NOTES: Nickelback will perform on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on November 17th and Good Morning America on the 20th.

The band unveiled the tour itinerary on Wednesday (November 5th) in an event at the House of Blues in Los Angeles which also included a performance from the group. Proceeds from this special sold-out show are going to the International House of Blues Foundation “Action for the Arts” grants program.

A pre-sale for certain bank and credit card holders begins on Monday (November 10th), while fan club members will have an early chance at tickets starting Friday (November 7th).
Tickets for the general public go on sale Saturday, November 15th. Tickets for all shows start at $25.
No Fixed Address arrives on November 17th and features the chart-topping single, “Edge Of A Revolution.”
Newly confirmed Nickelback tour dates (subject to change):
March 24 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
March 25 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
August 29 – Atlanta, GA – Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood


MUSIC NEWS: Metallica to perform at BlizzCon

Metallica will perform live at this year’s BlizzCon gaming convention in Anaheim, California. The performance will take place during the convention’s closing ceremony on Saturday, November 8th. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft game universes. Previous BlizzCon performers have included Foo Fighters, Blink-182 and Ozzy Osbourne. Tickets to the con are sold out, but fans can watch from home by ordering the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket for $39.99, which will offer comprehensive live online coverage of both days of the event — including Metallica’s set. (Blabbermouth)