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Chicago Open Air: Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Korn, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour Lead All-Star Lineup Of Rock’s Top Artists July 14-16 At Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL

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OZZY OSBOURNE, KISS, KORN

ROB ZOMBIE, SLAYER, GODSMACK, STONE SOUR

LEAD AN ALL-STAR LINEUP OF ROCK’S TOP ARTISTS AT

SECOND ANNUAL CHICAGO OPEN AIR

FRIDAY, JULY 14, SATURDAY, JULY 15 AND SUNDAY, JULY 16

AT TOYOTA PARK IN BRIDGEVIEW, IL

 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 20

The second annual Chicago Open Air will bring together an all-star lineup of rock’s top artists on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. The three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature over 40 performances, including legendary rock artists Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax,Clutch, Body Count, and many more.

Check out the official Chicago Open Air video announcement here:https://youtu.be/ZzwjaxF9jYI.

Tickets for Chicago Open Air go on sale Friday, January 20 at Noon CT at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com.

In addition to three days of nonstop rock, Chicago Open Air’s celebration of everything loud will also include Gourmet Man Food featuring local and regional cuisine, the Headbangers Bier Hall highlighting top brews from the region, other entertainment and fan experiences, and will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin. The weekend gets started with The Chicago Open Air Kick Off Fiesta (details to be announced in February) and the official Chicago Open Air Pre-Party at Concord Music Hall on Thursday, July 13.

The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows:

Friday, July 14: KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Meshuggah, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Vimic, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Crobot, Code Orange, Hell or Highwater, Failure Anthem

Saturday, July 15: Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Clutch, Steel Panther, Body Count, Avatar, Mushroomhead, Metal Church, Pig Destroyer, Dragonforce, Cane Hill, Night Verses, Black Map

Sunday, July 16: Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Hellyeah, Demon Hunter, DevilDriver, KYNG, Norma Jean, Whores., DED

Here’s what some of Chicago Open Air’s top artists have to say about playing the festival:

 

Corey Taylor, Stone Sour: “We are beyond stoked to be a part of Chicago Open Air this year. If you’ve never seen Stone Sour before, you’re in for a goddamn treat. If you HAVE seen Stone Sour before, forget what you’re expecting. It’s a whole new ballgame. See you all soon!”

 

Dave Mustaine, Megadeth: “This year’s Chicago Open Air festival is going to kick so much ass! I mean, KISS, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Rob Zombie?! If I wasn’t playing, I would want to go just to be part of the party!!

 

Randy Blythe, Lamb Of God: “Wassup Chicago! We’re stoked to be playing the Chicago Open Air this year. It’ll be nice to be outside in Illinois for a change, especially since it won’t be 10 below, haha. So come on out and bring your baggies, bikinis and suntan lotion, and surfboards (ok, so you can leave the surfboards at home). See ya there!”

Danny Wimmer, Founder of Danny Wimmer Presents said, “Walking through the site last year, I saw people from all over the world. Different ages, different races – people celebrating rock culture. When curating the 2017 version of Chicago Open Air, we wanted to find that balance for everyone who attends the festival. From iconic artists like Ozzy, KISS, Korn and Slayer to Rob Zombie, Godsmack and Stone Sour to Amon Amarth, Meshuggah and Behemoth. If you are a rock fan, this is a must see experience.”

“Rock is clearly alive and well in Chicagoland, and year two of Chicago Open Air promises to build on where we left off in creating one of America’s best destination hard rock festivals,” said Jason Wright, Live Nation’s Midwest President.

Tickets are priced as follows:

3-day General Admission Field: starting at $209.50

3-day General Admission Bowl: starting at $119.50

3-day VIP: starting at $425.00

Single Day General Admission Bowl: starting at $50.00

All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into the event, access to a VIP lounge area featuring dedicated food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), field and stadium level viewing areas of the main stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a commemorative Chicago Open Air VIP-only laminate.

No Service Fee tickets will be available at the Chicago Open Air Official Pop-Up Party at Kuma’s Corner downtown (666 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago) on Friday, January 20, starting at Noon. In addition, all three Chicago-area Kuma’s locations (http://www.kumascorner.com/locations.html) will be selling No Service Fee ticketsand exclusive Chicago Open Air / Kuma’s merchandise.

Discounted hotel rates are also available through Curadora. Visit www.ChicagoOpenAir.com for details.

Here’s a preliminary list of Chicago Open Air special events, Gourmet Man Food and craft beer partners, as well as onsite experiences and nonprofit organizations with a presence at Chicago Open Air:

Chicago Open Air Kick Off Fiesta, hosted by Jose Mangin: Kick off the Chicago Open Air weekend with this fiesta. This intimate dinner will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal DJ Jose Mangin. The menu and more information will be announced in the coming weeks.

Chicago Open Air Official Pre-Party & After-Show Events: The official Chicago Open Air Pre-Party will be held at Concord Music Hall on Thursday, July 13. Bands and more details will be announced soon. In addition, official after-show events will be held at Double Door on Friday, The Metro on Saturday, and the official afterparty will be at House of Blues in Chicago on Sunday.

Gourmet Man Food: The initial Gourmet Man Food lineup includes selections from Chicago favorites such as: Bruges Brothers, Chicago Doghouse, Crème of the Crop, Dia De Los Tamales, Dinky’s Donuts, Kuma’s Corner, Pizano’s (Chicago deep dish), and Yum Dum. Additional Gourmet Man Food vendors from around the country will include: Aporkalypse Now, BBD’s Restaurant, Ben’s Burrito Bowl, Cheeze Louise, Cravin’ Cajun, Master of Patties, Ollie’s Tots, Pie Baby (wood-fired pizza), Sweet Pete’s, and The Big Cheesy.

Headbangers Bier Hall: This unique METAL themed dive bar is returning to Chicago Open Air. Headbangers Bier Hall will feature national and regional craft beers and artist inspired beverages including: Goose Island (Chicago – 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Four Star Pils), Half Acre Beer Company (Chicago – Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Vallejo IPA, Pony Pilsner), Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer, Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA – IPA, A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’), Motörhead Wine, Revolution Brewing (Chicago – Fist City, Rev Pils), Surly (Minneapolis – Surly Hell Lager, Surly Furious IPA), Two Brothers Brewing (Chicago – Sidekick Extra Pale Ale, Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager), and more to be announced. Look for unique experiences throughout the weekend.

Monster Energy Experience: Fueling the festival experience with energy, the Monster Energy Experience offers free Monster drink samples and artist signings. Stop by the Monster Energy Experience and get energized for Chicago Open Air!

Kuma’s Corner: Kuma’s Corner will be returning to serve their signature metal themed burgers.

The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at the Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff, as well.

FYE Fan Experience: FYE will be hosting the ultimate fan and artist interactive experiences throughout the festival! FYE is the only place at the festival to get your favorite band’s music, and maybe even get to meet your favorite Chicago Open Air performer!

Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live: The Dyin 2 Live Dreams program is a wish-granting organization whose purpose is to try and enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring hope and inspiration to their lives. In doing this, we hope it can help give them a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day. Through our extensive network of friends, supporters, and affiliates, we are able to reach out to individuals and present them with one of a kind experiences and opportunities that arise. We feel a Dyin 2 Live Dream can offer a source of inspiration for those undergoing difficult medical treatments and be a positive force that offers a life-changing impact not only for them, but also the family to overcome their obstacles. If you are currently fighting cancer or know of someone in the fight who could benefit from a Dyin 2 Live Dream, please submit your story and tell us why and how a Dyin 2 Live day would help. Also, anyone interested in being a supporter, volunteer or donor, please contact us at mywish@dyin2live.org.

 

Take Me Home: Take Me Home (TMH) has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. TMH was founded as an animal rights advocacy foundation saving orphaned animals and striving to end animal overpopulation. TMH works in conjunction with shelters and rescues throughout California and beyond to help save animals on death row, on the streets, or in unsafe living conditions. Stop by their booth for custom gear and contribute to a great cause.

Chicago Open Air is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation, and Toyota Park, with the support of the Village of Bridgeview and Bridgeview Mayor Steven Landek.

Chicago Open Air is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2017 sponsors include: Jack Daniel’s, FYE, The Music Experience, Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home, Soho Concessions and more.

For more information on Chicago Open Air, visit:

Website: www.ChicagoOpenAir.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chiopenair

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chiopenair

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chiopenair

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About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and Chicago Open Air, among others. www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About Toyota Park: Toyota Park is located at 7000 South Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview, IL. It’s the heart of soccer for much of the Midwest and a must-see destination for world-class concerts and other sporting events. Toyota Park is conveniently located in Bridgeview near I-294 and-I-55, within an easy drive from every corner of the Chicago area. Just 15 miles from Chicago’s Loop, Toyota Park offers ample parking and is served by PACE buses and shuttle links with the nearby CTA Midway Orange Line station.

www.toyotapark.com

About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. www.monsterenergy.com  | www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

METAL ON METAL: DARK HORSE COMICS’ “SLAYER: REPENTLESS” ISSUE #1 TO HIT JANUARY 2017

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LOS ANGELES, CA., (November 21, 2016)-Legendary heavy metal band Slayer has teamed up with Metalocalypse writer Jon Schnepp andTwilight Zone artist Guiu Vilanova for a three-issue Dark Horse Comics series,Slayer: Repentless, with covers by Eisner Award-winning British comics artist Glenn Fabry. The first issue, with a variant cover by Eric Powell (The Goon,Hillbilly), is scheduled for release on January 25, 2017.

Slayer: Repentless #1 (of 3) is available for preorder on the Dark Horse website.

“It’s been my honor to chronicle the bloody road trip that is the Slayer comic series from Dark Horse/Nuclear Blast,” said writer Jon Schnepp. “Using the band’s music and lyrics from their three decades of albums, while crossing over and through the Repentless music videos by BJ McDonnell, I have woven a tale of betrayal, hate, perspective, loyalty, family, and murder that will need to be experienced through the comic books’ pages.”

With its story of a raging road trip down a bloodstained highway, a tale of the doomed and the damned, the Slayer: Repentless series is an expansion of Slayer’s Repentless videos, written and directed by BJ McDonnell (Hatchet III).

The band made an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, with a subsequent sold-out performance at the House of Blues, in support of the Dark Horse Comics series.

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ABOUT SLAYER:
For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet, the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to. Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history. The two-time Grammy-winners have also accumulated an abundance of certified Gold Albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in for him since. Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit.

In September 2015, Slayer released Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album, the first without Hanneman and first with producer Terry Date, to widespread rave reviews and the highest chart debut of the band’s career. The band also teamed up with director BJ McDonnell for three high-concept and savage music videos for the album’s “Repentless”, then for “You Against You,” and the most recent, “Pride in Prejudice.”

ABOUT DARK HORSE:
For thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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WORLD’S LOUDEST MONTH U.S. MUSIC FESTIVAL SERIES

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2017 DATES ANNOUNCED FOR
WORLD’S LOUDEST MONTH U.S. MUSIC FESTIVAL SERIES

ROCKLAHOMA RENEWALS BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 15

MONSTER ENERGY CAROLINA REBELLION, NORTHERN INVASION,
AND ROCK ON THE RANGE LAYAWAY TICKETS,
AND ROTR VIP & HOTEL PACKAGES ON SALE NOVEMBER 21

ROCKFEST CELEBRATES 25TH YEAR

ARTIST LINEUPS FOR ALL FESTIVALS COMING SOON

2017 event dates and ticket on-sale information for the World’s Loudest Month festival series have been announced. The World’s Loudest Month–created by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents–continues to break records with its U.S. festival series featuring the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres during six consecutive weekends in April, May and June of 2017.

In 2016, overall attendance surpassed 470,000 for the WLM festivals held during five consecutive weekends.

The 2017 World’s Loudest Month festival dates, locations and details are as follows:

Monster Energy Fort Rock: April 29 & 30 in Fort Myers, FL
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville: April 29 & 30 in Jacksonville, FL
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion: May 5, 6 & 7 in Concord, NC
Northern Invasion: May 13 & 14 in Somerset, WI
Rock On The Range: May 19, 20 & 21 in Columbus, OH
Rocklahoma: May 26, 27 & 28 in Pryor, OK
The Bud Light River City Rockfest: May 27 in San Antonio, TX
Rockfest: June 3 in Kansas City

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville
www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is Florida’s biggest rock experience, with over 50,000 in attendance at last year’s SOLD OUT event at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. The 2017 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival will take place on April 29–30 and will feature performances from today’s top artists, and a variety of unique activations and secondary entertainment options including Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row, The Music Experience, and artist signings, along with art installations, incredible food offerings, wine tastings, and other onsite experiences. The full Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival experience will be announced Monday, December 5 at Noon EST. Specially priced tickets as well hotel and VIP packages will be available on Tuesday, December 6. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

Monster Energy Fort Rock
www.FortRockFestival.com
Monster Energy Fort Rock returns for two days in 2017 at JetBlue Park for its fifth year anniversary after selling out last year’s event. South Florida’s biggest rock n’ roll getaway will take place on April 29–30. Monster Energy Fort Rock’s lineup will be announced Monday, December 5 at Noon EST. Specially priced tickets as well as VIP packages will be available on Tuesday, December 6. Hotels will be available via the Curadora link found on the Monster Energy Fort Rock website. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion
www.CarolinaRebellion.com
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion had another record breaking year in 2016 after growing to three full days. Over 90,000 fans attended Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, checking out the best of today’s rock–along with legendary classic artists–playing on four stages, a world-class BBQ village, and top notch camping facilities.

Layaway tickets will be available on Monday, November 21 at 10:00 AM EST, and the lineup for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion will be announced this December.

Northern Invasion
www.NorthernInvasion.com
Northern Invasion continues to rock Somerset, WI after expanding to two full days last year, and hosting over 45,000 fans. The festival plays host to the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours each day on three stages, and offers a top tier campground experience.

Layaway tickets will be available on Monday, November 21 at 10:00 AM CST and the lineup for Northern Invasion will be announced this December.

Rock On The Range
www.RockOnTheRange.com
Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States–continues to break records. Die-hard fans (known as “Rangers”) annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus, OH for Rock On The Range, resulting in consecutive sellouts for the last four years. With three days of music on three stages, a comedy tent, new art installations, and many onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals. Rock On The Range truly is “Where Rock Lives.”

Rock On The Range Layaway tickets, VIP and Hotel Packages go on sale Monday, November 21 at 10:00 AM EST at www.RockOnTheRange.com. Lineup coming soon!

Rocklahoma
www.Rocklahoma.com
Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, had its biggest year ever with over 70,000 fans attending the 10th Anniversary last May. America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party features the best current rock artists and classic bands at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds, just outside Tulsa, OK. The three-day camping festival features music on three stages, as well as a campground stage to keep the music going all night long! With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.”

Ticket renewals for Rocklahoma 2017 are available starting tomorrow, November 15 at 9:00 AM CST. All 2016 ticket purchasers will receive an email with renewal details. Lineup coming in early 2017!

The Bud Light River City Rockfest
www.RiverCityRockfest.com
The growth of San Antonio’s Bud Light River City Rockfest located at the AT&T Center continues to prove that the city is a rock destination for artists and fans alike. River City Rockfest sold out for its fourth consecutive year with new record numbers of over 27,500 in attendance. Lineup, ticket and on sale information for The Bud Light River City Rockfest will be announced soon!

Rockfest
www.RockfestKC.com
Rockfest–a Kansas City tradition–had 50,000 in attendance in 2016 for America’s largest one-day music festival. 2017 marks the 25th year of Rockfest, known as THE rock & roll event of the Midwest, with three stages and 12 hours of hard-hitting music.

The World’s Loudest Month is proudly sponsored by Monster Energy.

Website: www.WorldsLoudestMonth.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WorldsLoudestMonth

About AEG Live: AEG Live is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Live operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produces or supports over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Live presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Live, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. www.aeglive.com

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and Chicago Open Air, among others. www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

Houston Open Air with Photo Gallery

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Houston Open Air got a late start on September 24, 2016- the evening of Day 1, and was completely cancelled on September 25 on Day 2-  for fears of lighting strikes, forecasters called for lightning strikes in the immediate area, making it officially “unsafe for human life.”

DAY 1 was a circus. Worried and impatient fans were walked from the front gates to “safety” nearly a mile up the road in the hot weather. Some made that stretch back and forth several times to see what was going on as the only updates they were given, happened on Houston Open Air’s Facebook page.

Many getting more and more irritated and needing a cold one, chose to walk a mile up to road to the Holiday Inn bar. The establishment had not prepared for so many beer chuggers. The manager had to make several trips back and forth with cases to keep up, as we all waited there getting to know each other for many hours.

Calls starting coming in from a few fans that had stayed behind to learn what was going on and keep the public informed. It was official, “Anthrax cancelled, and they are heading off to play in Louisiana instead.” Other bands started canceling quickly as well. The roof could’ve blown off from the intensity in the Holiday Inn Bar. How could this be, as the weather seemed perfect, people would say. “I just wanted to see anthrax!” We all still had hope, especially those who were not local, and nowhere else to go. About an hour later I received a call from another photographer, that Anthrax decided to play and would be on set in 10 minutes. So, I let the crowd know, grabbed my equipment, and ran as fast as my legs could go, a mile back to Houston Open Air, making it about my sixth mile to have walked since the morning. I made it! I was in the gates! However, when I arrived to the stage, Anthrax was not there and their band equipment was being taken off. My heart fell through my chest.

Still, we were in! Finally! Houston Open Air was going to happen after all even if just a few bands were to play that night, and leave it to fucking Slayer to stay. Slayer made hell feel so good that night. The fans couldn’t get enough and Slayer made sure to please, even though they were off to Ozzfest Meets Knotfest right after. Thank you, Slayer.

Also that night, The Cult, Alice In Chains, and about a handful of many who were originally scheduled.

DAY 2 opened for one band in the AM, then fans were immediately forced out of the gates due to “threat of lightening” and waited the entire day outside the gates. At this point, people were so angry they wouldn’t leave the area until HOA opened.

Metalheads entertained themselves by moshing right at gate entrance. Many thought they were going to take the gate down, and police were ready and prepared.

Though it did rain for about 30 minutes in the entire day, other than that the weather seemed great according to everyone waiting. HOA was “monitoring the weather” until 4:08 pm when they posted an official update: “We are sorry to report that the weather today is simply not cooperating with us.  The forecast calls for lightning in the immediate area on and off all day therefore making it unsafe to human life to reopen the festival.  If you haven’t already done so, please return to your vehicle and exit the grounds. This decision is extremely upsetting to us and to all the bands that haven’t played.  We worked hard to put together an amazing festival for a city that deserves an amazing festival.  We will announce refund plans on Wednesday morning on our website and social media.”

I was taking photos of the moshing up until the last second when a police officer walked up the the gate from the other side and said, “Sorry guys.” The police officer then climbed a bit up the gate and said to the heartbroken moshers, “Its time to go home, but keep fucking rockin’, metalheads!” as he put up horns with both hands. Somehow, that made everything better as everyone walked off to their cars. (See last photos)

The majority of bands never played, and the weather only got better, so fans began to scramble as to where to go, saying that some bands have staying in town and would play for them. Facebook was busy, fans commenting by the thousands where to go. Most ended up to either be a hoax, or just never played though, such as Deftones.

Until, it was official, Avenged Sevenfold was to play at White Oak Music Hall. Fans scurried to the new venue which had a size limit. Most waited in lines for many hours, worried they wouldn’t get in. Late that evening, almost all were finally let in the doors. Avenged Sevenfold saved the day. As for me, I was stuck outside as media was not let in. Only Avenged Sevenfold’s photographer. (See no photos.) Except for a few I took outside (See last photos)

Also that night, Starset at Raven Tower.

 

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DRIFTWOOD AT DOHENY STATE BEACH IN DANA POINT, CA WILL FEATURE CALIFORNIA CRAFT BEER & WINE TASTING, ALONG WITH TOP REGIONAL BBQ AND MUSIC FROM NASHVILLE

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KFRG PRESENTS DRIFTWOOD AT DOHENY STATE BEACH
EXPANDS MUSIC LINEUP
AND REVEALS CRAFT BREWERY, WINERY AND BBQ HIGHLIGHTS
AS WELL AS ‘COUNTRY STRONG’ VETERANS APPRECIATION AREA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 FESTIVAL IN DANA POINT, CA
WILL FEATURE CALIFORNIA CRAFT BEER & WINE TASTING,
ALONG WITH TOP REGIONAL BBQ AND
MUSIC FROM NASHVILLE HITMAKER JERROD NIEMANN,
PLUS RODNEY ATKINS, THOMPSON SQUARE, PARMALEE,
THE WHITE BUFFALO, MARIACHI EL BRONX, AND DANNY WORSNOP

Country Music • Craft Beer & Wine • BBQ

British-born, Nashville-based musician Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria/We Are Harlot, now supporting his new Earache Records outlaw country solo album) has been added to the music lineup for the first annual KFRG presents Driftwood at Doheny State Beach. This afternoon of country music, craft beer, artisan wine and top notch BBQ will be held at the scenic Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA on Saturday, November 12.

Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will feature over 100 craft beers and artisan wines, some of the best BBQ in the region, as well as a full day of eclectic music ranging from country to Americana and mariachi rock, with performances from Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann, along with Rodney Atkins, Thompson Square, Parmalee, The White Buffalo, Mariachi El Bronx, and Danny Worsnop. Festival attendees will roam throughout the lush grass areas of Doheny State Beach, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean, touching the sand.

Driftwood at Doheny State Beach kicks off at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 12 (with Early Entry guests arriving at 11:00 AM and Early Entry craft beer and wine tastings beginning at Noon). Craft beer and wine tastings are included with admission, with music from 1:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Festival attendees will choose from over 100 craft beers and wines to taste until 4:00 PM (for those 21 and up), and will have the chance to enjoy the best of California’s BBQ. In addition, beer, wine and cocktails will be available for sale from Noon until 9:00 PM.

Some of the participating breweries at Driftwood include: AleSmith, Artifex Brewing Company, Barley Forge, Bootleggers, Bottle Logic Brewing, Chapman Crafted, Coronado Brewing Co., Firestone Walker, Left Coast Brewing, Mother Earth Brewing Co., Ritual Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada, Telegraph Brewing, and more.

Some of the craft beer and wine highlights at Driftwood at Doheny State Beach include: Artifex Brewing (Unicorn Juice, American Wheat Ale with Passion Fruit), Bottle Logic Brewing (American Dark Lager, 2X GOLD MEDAL winner at GABF), Chapman Crafted (Slow Riser 2.0, Red Ale with Coffee on Nitro), Mother Earth Brewing Co. (Cali Creamin’, Vanilla Cream Ale), and Ska Brewing: Modus Hoperani (IPA).

Here’s a sample of the some of the wines that will be available for tasting: Chateau Souverain (Sauv Blanc), Chronic Cellars (Purple Paradise), J Lohr (Bay Mist Riesling), Story Point (Chardonnay), and William Hill (Cabernet Sauvignon).

Festival co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions said, “The opportunity to bring craft beer, BBQ and country music to Doheny State Beach is something we at Brew Ha Ha Productions are incredibly excited about! We have always made it a point to have each event we produce be different from the last; we want them to stand on their own and have their own personalities. Driftwood has done exactly that. We have some of the finest craft beer in the world along side tasty local BBQ and an incredibly talented lineup of country music stars. As Jerrod Niemann says, ‘I can drink to that all night!’”

Driftwood attendees will also enjoy BBQ and other food offerings from the Backyard BBQ Village (featuring 200 feet of deep south BBQ chicken, turkey legs, brisket and sausage), Wise BBQ Truck (Texas style brisket), Viking Truck (BBQ sandwiches and house made pickles), Wings N’ Waffles (BBQ chicken, fried chicken and waffles), Pink Taco (BBQ tacos and pulled pork), K-FROG Bacon Nation food truck, as well as pizza, sausages, mini donuts, kettle corn, burgers and ice cream.

Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will also debut the Country Strong veteran appreciation area for non-profits that support and create awareness for veterans’ causes. In partnership with Metal of Honor, Country Strong aims to raise financial support and awareness for military non-profits, providing information on the services offered by these foundations to the military patrons in attendance, while also showing gratitude and an extra special time for our military men and women and their families in attendance.

In honor of Veterans Day weekend, the festival is offering a discounted $50 ticket for active and retired military. The military ticket includes Early Entry Admission and a complimentary roundtrip shuttle between Doheny State Beach and the San Onofre area. Visit www.DriftwoodFest.com for more details.

A portion of the proceeds from Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will be donated to the San Onofre Parks Foundation–a California non-profit that cooperatively works with the California State Parks to develop, preserve and enhance the recreation and experience of California’s unique and beautiful coastal parks–and the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA), the non-profit cooperating association of Doheny State Beach, dedicated to the protection of the park’s beaches, facilities, marine refuge and its historical, cultural and social stories.

General Admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase for the following prices. All tickets include beer and wine tasting, and access to view the music stage.
General Admission:
Starting at $59
Early Entry Admission
$65
– One hour early entry for craft beer and wine tastings (for those 21+), starting at 11:00 AM
– Craft beer and wine tastings begin at Noon, lasting until 4:00 PM

Driftwood VIP Lounge Pass
$99
Access to Driftwood VIP Lounge which includes:
– One hour early entry for craft beer and wine tastings (must be 21+), starting at 11:00 AM
– Craft beer and wine tastings begin at Noon, lasting until 4:00 PM
– Exclusive tastings
– VIP viewing area in front of the main stage
– Private restrooms
– VIP cash bar

VIP Lounge + Early Entry
$199
Access to Behind The Scenes VIP Lounge which includes:
– One hour early entry for craft beer and wine tastings (must be 21+), starting at 11:00 AM
– Craft beer and wine tastings begin at Noon, lasting until 4:00 PM
– Complimentary food truck from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
– Additional exclusive craft beer and wine tastings
– Additional shaded areas to sit and relax
Access to Driftwood VIP Lounge which includes:
– Exclusive tastings
– VIP viewing area in front of the main stage
– Private restrooms
– VIP cash bar

Meet & Greet + Behind The Scenes VIP Lounge Pass + Driftwood VIP Lounge
$249
Access to intimate Meet & Greet with Driftwood performing artists inclusive of signed limited edition Driftwood poster and one-on-one photo opportunity. Access to Behind the Scenes VIP Lounge which includes:
– One hour early entry for craft beer and wine tastings (must be 21+), starting at 11:00 AM
– Craft beer and wine tastings begin at Noon, lasting until 4:00 PM
– Complimentary food truck from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
– Additional exclusive craft beer and wine tastings
– Additional shaded areas to sit and relax
Access to Driftwood VIP Lounge which includes:
– Exclusive tastings
– VIP viewing area in front of the main stage
– Private restrooms
– VIP cash bar

Parking at Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will be extremely limited, so attendees are strongly encouraged to carpool and rideshare.

Shuttle passes are available for only $10 per person, roundtrip. Parking is free (first come, first served) at the shuttle pick up at Dana Hills High School (33333 Street of the Golden Lantern in Dana Point). Shuttles will run every thirty minutes from 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM between Dana Point High School and Doheny State Beach. Free bike parking will also be available at Doheny State Beach.

Doheny State Beach is easily accessible by car from Los Angeles County, San Diego County, the Inland Empire, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, the San Joaquin Valley, and via flights to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.

Sponsors for KFRG presents Driftwood at Doheny State Beach include: Audi Of Mission Viejo, Snickers Crisper, Krave Jerky, Deep Eddy Vodka, Tom Gore Wines, Cosmic Fog and Lyft.

KFRG presents Driftwood at Doheny State Beach is produced by premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Orange County, California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions, and California’s new country KFRG-FM (K-Frog). The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

For the most up-to-date information on KFRG presents Driftwood at Doheny State Beach, please visit:

Website: www.DriftwoodFest.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/driftwoodfestival
Twitter: @driftwoodfest
Instagram: @driftwoodfest

About Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.: Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE) is one of the world’s premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests. SGE produces Funny Or Die’s ODDBALL Comedy And Curiosity Festival. In addition, SGE co-produced the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos, produced the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival and conceived and developed KNOTFEST with Slipknot and 5B Artist Management. SGE has also produced many other national festivals and tours. SGE senior staff have a combined 60 years of experience in artist management, large scale festival production and brand integration and have worked with artists as diverse as Guns N’ Roses and The Cure. SGE excels at integrating brands’ needs with large scale musical entertainment.

About Brew Ha Ha Productions: Brew Ha Ha Productions (BHHP) is Orange County, California’s most successful craft beer event producer. Its team brings years of successful event production and business experience along with an inside view of the craft beer industry and its enthusiasts. Fueled by a desire to promote craft beer, along with a vision of a different kind of beer fest, the Orange County Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival was conceived. BHHP is known best for their events like the Orange County Brew Ha Ha, Brew Ho Ho ‘Holiday Ale Festival’, Sabroso ‘Craft Beer & Taco Festival’ and the Brew Hee Haw at the OC Fair. The events have been a resounding success and the OC Brew Ha Ha has been voted “BEST Craft Beer Festivals in Southern California” six years in a row by the Orange County Beer Society. In six short years, BHHP has enjoyed unprecedented growth making them the largest craft beer event producers in Orange County and one of the largest on the west coast.

About KFRG: KFRG (95.1 FM, “K-FROG”) is a commercial country music formatted radio station in Southern California broadcasting to Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Owned by CBS Radio, its studios are in Colton, CA and the transmitter site for KFRG is north of San Bernardino. Programming on 95.1 KFRG-FM is also simulcast on 92.9 KXFG-FM in the Temecula Valley region of South Riverside County. Together, the two frequencies reach an audience of over 600,000 listeners each week.

Korn Album Release

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Los Angeles, Ca
October 21. 2016
The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

The longevity of a band like KORN is not often seen. With many ups and downs and changes in the music business and industry, these Bakersfield boys have managed to stay relevant and as one of the most relevant and influential bands if the last 2 decades.

Thanks to Sirius XM, The Theatre At Ace Hotel hosted the celebration of Korn’s new album, “The Serenity of Suffering” which dropped yesterday (Korn’s 12th studio album) and was an “invitation only” or “Private subscriber event” in such intimate venue. This madness also aired live on Sirius XM’s “Octane” ch 37.

The set list consisted of various of their hits as well as songs from the new album including a snippet of Metallica’s “One”.

Now, this is one hell of a way to throw a private listener’s and invitation only party, and just like Head’s tee shirt read… “Rock is not dead!”

 

Photos and recap by: Enrique Nunez

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MOMENTOUS MUSIC LINEUP LED BY ICONIC BANDS TOOL AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD UNVEILED FOR FIFTH ANNUAL MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK

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MOMENTOUS MUSIC LINEUP LED BY ICONIC BANDS
TOOL AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD UNVEILED FOR

FIFTH ANNUAL MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK

CALIFORNIA’S BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL RETURNS TO
SACRAMENTO’S DISCOVERY PARK OCTOBER 22 & 23

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An awe-inspiring, momentous music lineup led by iconic bands Tool (in a rare U.S. festival appearance) and Avenged Sevenfold has been unveiled for the fifth annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, which returns to Sacramento, California’sDiscovery Park Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23.

California’s biggest rock festival will feature over 35 bands on three stages at Discovery Park, conveniently located near downtown Sacramento, where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet. The current daily music lineup for Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK is as follows:

  • Saturday, October 22

    Tool, Slayer, Primus, Meshuggah, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Baroness, Face To Face, Deafheaven, Motionless In White, Avatar, American Sharks, Whores, Twelve Foot Ninja, The Shrine, Aeges, Big Jesus

  • Sunday, October 23

    Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Disturbed, Puscifer, Chevelle, Ghost, Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction, Zakk Sabbath, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Ignite, Some Fear None, Silver Snakes

“We’re excited to give fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Primus, Slayer, Korn,Disturbed and the rest of this great lineup all together during this special weekend. Discovery Park is such a unique venue that allows us to put on an experience on a grand scale, but in an intimate setting that sets AFTERSHOCK apart,” saysMonster Energy AFTERSHOCK founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents.

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 8 at Noon PT at www.AFTERSHOCKConcert.com. Tickets are limited and will go fast. Fans are encouraged to buy early so they don’t miss out on the chance to see so many iconic rock bands at one American festival. See below for details.

In 2015, a sold-out crowd of 45,000 was in attendance at Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK to experience the best hard rock, metal and alternative artists, along with gourmet food trucks and extensive onsite experiences. Loudwire.com called the festival “one of the nation’s premier music events.” Elsewhere, Johnny Firecloud of CraveOnline.com noted, “…Aftershock has found a new thread, and the way they’re approaching the festival ecosystem may just defibrillate the soul of rock fests in America. They’re mixing vibrant alt rock colors into what was typically a monolithic skull-and-crossbones metal template of black on black, side-stepping the big-box corporate model and building peripheral excitement through on-site activities, enhanced Gourmet Man Food attractions and more” (February 18, 2016).

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 8 at Noon PT at www.AFTERSHOCKConcert.com. Tickets and VIP packages will initially be priced as follows (increasing in the coming weeks):

  • General Admission Weekend: $149.50
  • General Admission Single Day: $89.50
  • GA Weekend 4-Pack: $476.00
  • VIP Weekend: $279.50
  • VIP Single Day: $154.50
  • VIP Zippo 2-Packs: $679.00 (includes VIP amenities + 2 Monster Energy Aftershock 2016 commemorative Zippos)

VIP passes include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining, seated and standing viewing area of main stage South (left), video screens featuring live feed from main stages inside VIP hang area, upgraded food and drink selections (for purchase), dedicated VIP restrooms, and a commemorative Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK 2016 laminate.

Specially priced hotel + festival ticket packages make planning forMonster Energy AFTERSHOCK as easy as possible. Visithttp://aftershockconcert.com/tickets/#post-2994 for more info. Discounted online hotel rates are also available through Curadora at:https://curadora.com/events/aftershock-2016-44293b99/.

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK is also offering a Park & Ride shuttle program this year, since parking at Discovery Park is extremely limited. Each Park & Ride ticket includes parking for your vehicle at Sleep Train Arena and a non-stop shuttle directly to the festival site. Festivalgoers are encouraged to carpool to Sleep Train Arena and save. For pricing and more details, visit www.AFTERSHOCKConcert.com.

Here’s a preliminary lists of onsite experiences and nonprofit organizations with a presence at Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK:

  • Monster Energy Experience/Sampling:

    Monster Energy will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy’s interactive artist experiences.
    Facebook: facebook.com/monsterenergy
    #monsterenergy #monstermusic

  • Jack Daniel’s Experience:

    “Taste of Tennessee” invites visitors to come out and tour the nation’s oldest registered distillery from outside the Jack Daniel’s Hollow. Visitors get to see (and smell) whiskey dripping slowly through charcoal and the new oak barrels used in maturing Tennessee’s finest whiskey. The Jack Daniel’s Experience is open to all fans, 21 years old and up, for tours free of charge. Stop by the Jack Daniel’s Experience for interactive engagements throughout the weekend.
    Facebook: facebook.com/jackdaniels
    Instagram: @jackdaniels_us
    #jackdaniels #BornToMakeWhiskey

  • The Music Experience:

    The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. The Music Experience has autograph signings and artist interactions throughout the day. Check Facebook and Instagram for the latest info on who will be hanging out at The Music Experience.
    Facebook: facebook.com/themusicexp
    Instagram: @tmexp

  • Dyin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer:

    The F C Cancer Foundation’s mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and to educate about early cancer detection, ultimately putting an end to late stage cancer diagnosis. The Dyin 2 Live wish granting program looks to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring joy, hope, inspiration, and courage into their lives. In doing this, the program hopes it can help give the cancer fighter a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day, what they are battling. The hope is that it can be used as a source of inspiration to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour.
    www.FxckCancer.org
    www.makingdreamshappen.org
    www.Dyin2Live.org
    Facebook: facebook.com/Dyin2LiveDREAMS or facebook.com/FxckCancerUSA
    Instagram: @FxckCancer and @Dyin2LiveDreams

  • Coors Light Sports Bar:

    Coors Light, World’s Most Refreshing Beer, is proud to sponsor the Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival. The Coors Light Sports Bar will be showing college football games on Saturday and NFL games on Sunday, courtesy of Coors Light and Sacramento’s KHTK Sports 1140 AM. Coors Light goes to great lengths to bring you the coldest, most refreshing beer. Please remember to drink responsibly.

  • Keep Golf Metal:

    Keep Golf Metal is a movement that encourages festival attendees to play a 9 hole putt putt course with PGA level golf clubs provided by Rife Putters and MasterFit Custom Golf Clubs. Keep Golf Metal also has apparel that features designs that fuse the rock and golf worlds together.

  • MAKE YOUR MARK Graffiti Zone:

    This interactive graffiti art installation will showcase multiple live demonstrations and will allow AFTERSHOCK artists and fans the chance to add to the exhibit.

  • Take Me Home Animal Rescue:

    Take Me Home is a not for profit, volunteer based foundation that has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. Many families living in low-income areas cannot afford medical care, basic vaccinations, or spay/neuter surgeries for their companion animals. The donations raised help us to fund mobile veterinary hospitals to travel into these under-served areas to provide free spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchipping and administer medical care for animals in desperate need. Take Me Home also supports local animal charities. Come by the booth to help out our furry friends by buying a shirt, signed merchandise, and entering a raffle. Danny Wimmer, Founder, DWP, said, “DWP is proud to support various charities, giving them a national platform to promote their messages. We are particularly fond of Take Me Home, which advocates for animal adoption. I hope everyone stops by their booth and supports their fundraising efforts to help animals in need.” For more information, please visit: www.takemehome.tv.
    Facebook: facebook.com/TakeMeHomeRescue
    Instagram: @TakeMeHomeRescue
    Twitter: @TMHRescue

  • Life Looks Good On You:

    Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival has partnered with Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks for the Life Looks Good On You life jacket water safety campaign. Danny Wimmer Presents is pledging support with Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK alumni and DWP friends to create awareness for the Life Looks Good On You campaign. So far, music artists that have joined the efforts include Sacramento’s own Deftones, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, and Avatar. Photos of band members wearing life jackets will be part of a social media campaign designed to encourage people to safely participate in water activities by sharing photos of themselves and friends wearing life jackets.
    www.lifelooksgoodonyou.org
    #sacrivers

  • LTD (Living The Dream) Foundation:

    A portion of all Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK ticket fees will be donated to Living the Dream. LTD Foundation bridges the music industry together with fans who are fighting terminal illnesses by giving them All Access VIP experiences backstage with their favorite bands and artists.
    www.ltdfoundation.org

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, LOUDER THAN LIFE, Northern Invasion, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Chicago Open Air, Houston Open Air, and more.

Sponsors for Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK include: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Coors Light, The Music Experience, Keep Golf Metal, Sound Exchange, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home, KHTK, 98Rock, and SoHo Concessions.

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest photo gallery

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This last weekend, September 23rd, 24th & 25th of 2016 marked a time that will be remembered as the grandest North American Metal Festival of all times. This was the first time these two iconic metal festivals combined forces to form an event, produced by Live Nation, that most likely will become the standard for all future festivals.
Over seventy five thousand (75,000!) metal fans made their way to San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California last weekend to be a part of the largest metal music festival in No. America.
Throughout the weekend, beginning on Friday evening, 40+ bands played to crowds that were larger than this venue has seen in years. It was Black Sabbath’s farewell tour, after all. Four stages had the music playing virtually non-stop all weekend.
Despite the heat, the gusty winds and the huge crowds people just kept arriving in a long steady stream. It was an incredible sight to see.
As the official event program magazine, Rock N Roll Industries Magazine was there all three days in an attempt to get a program to every event attendee. The booth was busy from the time it opened until closing time for each day. The program included set times for Saturday and Sunday and a map of the venue and the surrounding grounds which were utilized as camp grounds for many, many die-hard music fans. The program magazine also had photos of and interviews with most of the bands performing at the festival and write-ups on the bands that weren’t available for interview plus a concise bio on each band. If you weren’t able to get your copy get it here print or digital

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Photos by: Stephanie Cabral

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HOUSTON OPEN AIR BAND PERFORMANCE TIMES, PRE-PARTY & AFTERPARTIES ANNOUNCED

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HOUSTON OPEN AIR

BAND PERFORMANCE TIMES, PRE-PARTY & AFTERPARTIES ANNOUNCED

FOR SEPTEMBER 24 & 25 FESTIVAL

AT NRG PARK IN HOUSTON

THE BIGGEST ROCK EXPERIENCE IN TEXAS

FEATURES OVER 35 BANDS

LED BY AVENGED SEVENFOLD AND ALICE IN CHAINS

PLUS DEFTONES, CHEVELLE, SLAYER AND MANY MORE

Band performance times have been announced for the debut of Houston Open Air on Saturday,September 24 and Sunday, September 25 at Houston’s NRG Park.

Houston Open Air boasts a lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, led by rock heavyweights Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains, along withDeftones, Chevelle, Slayer and many more. Texas’s biggest rock experience also features the celebrated Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row, and a Texas-sized Gourmet Man Food experience, which will highlight Houston’s emergence as a great American food city — including theTacolandia Mexican food village, with some of Houston’s top Tex-Mex spots, presented by the Houston Press and Tabasco.

Weekend General Admission and VIP tickets—as well as a limited number of single day tickets—for Houston Open Air are available atwww.HoustonOpenAir.com.

Danny Wimmer Presents / Houston Open Air have partnered with Third String Productions, founders of the So What?! Music Festival and Dirt Bar, to present the official Houston Open Air Kickoff Party on Friday, September 23, along with afterparties on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. All three events will be held at Dirt Bar (1209 Caroline Street in Houston) and will feature an array of special guest DJs and appearances from select Houston Open Air artists. These events are 21+ and are free to anyone on a first come first served basis, as space is limited. Doors open at 9:00 PM each night. Stay tuned to www.HoustonOpenAir.com for announcements of artist appearances, DJ sets and other surprises!

The current Houston Open Air performance times (subject to change) are as follows:

Saturday, September 24

 

 

Monster Energy Discovery Stage

Bud Light Endeavor Stage

9:50 PM

Alice In Chains

8:45 PM

Slayer

7:50 PM

The Cult

6:05 PM

Ministry

5:15 PM

Alter Bridge

4:25 PM

Anthrax

3:50 PM

Texas Hippie Coalition

3:15 PM

Sevendust

2:40 PM

Sick Puppies

2:05 PM

Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots

1:30 PM

Sons of Texas

12:55 PM

Gemini Syndrome

12:20 PM

The Word Alive

 

Jack Daniel’s Atlantis Stage

 

 

6:55 PM

Chevy Metal

5:45 PM

Buckcherry

3:55 PM

Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy

2:05 PM

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12:50 PM

Dinosaur Pile-Up

11:45 AM

To Whom It May(ReverbNation BOTB winner)

Sunday, September 25

 

 

Monster Energy Discovery Stage

Bud Light Endeavor Stage

8:40 PM

Avenged Sevenfold

7:45 PM

Deftones

6:50 PM

Chevelle

5:55 PM

Pierce The Veil

4:40 PM

Baroness

3:55 PM

Ghost

3:15 PM

Of Mice & Men

2:35 PM

Hellyeah

2:00 PM

Avatar

1:25 PM

Young Guns

12:50 PM

Starset

12:15 PM

Skindred

11:40 AM

Twelve Foot Ninja

 

Jack Daniel’s Atlantis Stage

 

 

5:15 PM

Nothing More

4:10 PM

The Amity Affliction

2:50 PM

Neck Deep

1:20 PM

KYNG

12:20 PM

Mothership

11:15 AM

September Mourning

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day.

Hotel discounts for Houston Open Air are available through Curadora at: https://curadora.com/events/houston-open-air-2016-219baf2a/. For full details about all tickets, hotel and VIP packages, visit www.HoustonOpenAir.com.

 

As previously announced, a portion of the proceeds from all Houston Open Air tickets sold will benefit the Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund. TheGreater Houston Storm Relief Fund was established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to accept flood relief donations that will stay in the Houston community and aid the victims of the recent storms. To donate or learn more, visit www.houstonrecovers.org.

Houston Open Air is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including LOUDER THAN LIFE, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Rock On The Range and more.

Houston Open Air sponsors include: Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s, El Jimador, Fxck Cancer’s Dyin2Live, NRG Park and SoHo Concessions, and more.

NRG Park, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, is located at One NRG Park in Houston, TX.

For more information on Houston Open Air, visit:

Website: www.HoustonOpenAir.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HouOpenAir

Facebook: www.facebook.com/houstonopenair

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