Child Bite, King Parrot & Voivod North American Tour In Full Rage

The manic noise rock merchants in Detroit’s CHILD BITE kicked off an epic run of live takeovers earlier this month in support of their recently-issued Negative Noise full-length. The live debauchery (which included first-time shows in Mexico), continues with a stretch of shows opening for the mighty Voivod alongside labelmates King Parrot as well as additional one-off shows scattered during and following the tour’s conclusion.

CHILD BITE w/ Voivod, King Parrot:
5/19/2016 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
5/20/2016 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
5/21/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
5/23/2016 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/25/2016 Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO
5/26/2016 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
5/27/2016 Liquid Joes – Salt Lake City, UT
5/28/2016 Vinyl / Hard Rock Café – Las Vegas, NV
5/30/2016 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
5/31/2016 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
6/01/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
6/02/2016 The Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
6/03/2016 The Underground – Santa Ana, CA
6/04/2016 Strummers – Fresno, CA
6/07/2016 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
6/08/2016 Slims – San Francisco, CA
6/09/2016 WoW Hall – Eugene, OR
6/10/2016 Dante’s- Portland, OR
6/11/2016 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
6/12/2016 Distrikt – Victoria, BC
6/13/2016 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/15/2016 Dickens – Calgary, AB
6/16/2016 Starlight Room – Edmonton, AB
6/17/2016 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/18/2016 Good Will Social Club – Winnipeg, MB
6/19/2016 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
6/21/2016 Call The Office – London, ON
6/22/2016 This Ain’t Hollywood – Hamilton, ON **
6/24/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON w/ Psycroptic **
6/25/2016 Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC
6/26/2016 La Source De La Martiniere – Quebec City, QC
6/27/2016 Nectar’s – Burlington, VT **
6/28/2016 Once – Somerville, MA **
6/29/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY **
6/30/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA **
** w/ King Parrot (no Voivod)

Negative Noise is out now on Housecore Records. The traumatizing, forty-seven-minute offering was produced by label head Philip H. Anselmo, mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer), and is where the Venn diagram of Black Flag, Voivod, and The Jesus Lizard truly overlaps. With twelve tracks of the bands distinct brand of chaotic, noisy apocalyptic sound Negative Noise represents all the weirdness that has made CHILD BITE so great over their hard years on the road.

Aftershock 2016 Line Up Revealed With Headliners Tool, Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold & Korn

The 5th annual Monster Energy Music #Aftershock lineup has been UNLEASHED! This MASSIVE lineup features Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer,Korn, Primus, Disturbed, Meshuggah, Puscifer, Chevelle, The Pretty Reckless, Ghost, Anthrax and many many more! All tickets, VIP, hotel packages and parking passes on sale tomorrow at noon pst! The earlier you buy the more you save!
www.aftershockconcert.com

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’s Discovery ParkSaturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23.

California’s biggest rock festival will feature over 35 bands on three stages at DiscoveryPark, 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,”says Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents.

 Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 8 at Noon PT atwww.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 AFTERSHOCKto 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 atwww.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 Aftershock2016 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 Aftershock2016 laminate.

 Specially priced hotel + festival ticket packages make planning for Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK as easy as possible. Visit http://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.

 

 

Lawsuit Filed Against Rock & Roll Star Eddie Money By His Longtime Drummer Glenn Symmonds

Rock & Roll legend Eddie Money has been accused of lewdly, sexually harassing the fiancé of his former, long-time drummer and best friend, Glenn Symmonds, including calling her a “dirty little girl,” placing his thumb through his zipper and waiving it at her like a penis, repeatedly telling Mr. Symmonds he wanted to have sex with her, attempting numerous open mouth kisses against her will, and forcibly grabbing her by the arm and dragging her into a bathroom stall, where Mr. Money put his arms around the fiancé and blocked her exit.

These allegations were made in a First Amended Complaint recently filed in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by Mr. Symmonds. The case, Symmonds et al. v. Money et al., is currently pending in the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County, Case No. BC620563.

The First Amended Complaint, filed on May 20, 2016, adds Mr. Symmonds’ fiancé, Tami Landrum, as a plaintiff, and alleges 22 causes of action, including sexual harassment; harassment based on age, disability, and medical condition; discrimination based on age, disability, and medical condition; retaliation; wrongful termination; defamation; and battery, assault, and false imprisonment.

No trial date has yet been set in the case.

“Rock stars are not above the law,” said Mr. Symmonds’ lead trial attorney Lawrance Bohm of the Bohm Law Group, which took over Symmonds’ representation after his case was transferred from Sacramento County to Los Angeles County. “Eddie Money has to play by the same rules as every other employer in the State of California. Tami and Glenn had a right to be free of harassment and retaliation at work. We are going to hold Eddie Money accountable for his malicious and reprehensible conduct.”

For nearly four decades, Mr. Symmonds was a drummer – off and on – for Eddie Money’s band, touring the country, and performing at hundreds of live shows. Unfortunately, this long time relationship ended after Mr. Symmonds decided to stand up to the fading superstar’s enormous ego and illegal, out-of-control behavior.

According to Mr. Symmonds’ legal team, the Bohm Law Group, the lawsuit against Eddie Money epitomizes the titles of many of his hit songs. At this point in his career, Money truly has “No Control,” “trouble” has become his adopted middle name, and he’s about to take “The Big Crash.” He’s been running with the devil, losing control everywhere, and is no longer in any position to buy “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money does not “Walk on Water” – he is no angel, and has made a number of illegal moves he will soon regret. Money should “Think Twice” about what he has done in regards to his relationship with Symmonds and his financé Landrum. It’s just a matter of time before he’ll be “Shakin’” and found guilty. But “Don’t Worry”- as Glenn Symmonds knows – you “Can’t Keep a Good Man Down.”

Says Mr. Symmonds, “Never in a million years could I have anticipated the ending to this story. Eddie Money was more than an employer to me – he was my close friend for over 40 years. I’m suing him because I have been overworked, underpaid, harassed, slandered, ridiculed and humiliated. It came to the point where he was shredding my very character while we were live on stage. This has damaged my health, demeaned my career, and jeopardized my relationship with my fiancé, Tami. It came to a point where enough was enough, and I had to take drastic measures against Eddie to put a stop to his destructive actions. I take great pride in my profession, my positivity, and my pay-it-forward attitude. I felt I could no longer allow my integrity, my spirit, my fiancé, my family, and myself to be treated by my former colleague and friend in such a despicable manner.”

Adds Ms. Landrum, “I’ve been an Eddie Money fan since I was just a kid. Working for him, and touring with his band, was a dream come true for me. However, actually getting to know the ‘real Eddie Money’ became completely devastating for me. I guess it’s true what they say: be careful what you wish for. I’m beyond sad to learn that Eddie Money’s ‘Got No Control’ are not just the lyrics to a song, but an actual confession of his true character.”

According to Mr. Symmonds’ attorney Bradley Mancuso, “When you read the long list of abusive treatment Glenn was forced to endure, especially while fighting for his life against cancer – and to hear about the horrible sexual harassment his fiancé Tami suffered at the hands of a famed rock star, it all just breaks your heart. Glenn and Tami are such wonderful people, and they deserved to be treated better. We look forward to getting them the justice that is warranted in this case.”

ABOUT THE CASE:

Mr. Symmonds is being represented in his case against Eddie Money by Lawrance Bohm, Bradley Mancuso, and Brandon Ortiz of the California-wide Bohm Law Group, a renowned law firm – with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Diego – which has achieved numerous successes protecting and defending civil and workplace rights.

The First Amended Complaint alleges as follows:

** In the final years of his employment with Eddie Money and his business, Eddie Money Entertainment, Inc., Mr. Symmonds was the subject of constant ridicule and harassment by Mr. Money, due to his disabilities of bladder cancer and a back injury. Mr. Money would often mock Mr. Symmonds while performing live on stage for his urinary incontinence (caused by chemotherapy), and would refuse Mr. Symmonds the basic dignity of being allowed to change clothes before running Mr. Money’s merchandise booth after shows.

** Mr. Symmonds responded by doing what everyone who works for Mr. Money does: he kept his mouth shut and took the abuse. Additionally, during this time, Mr. Money also constantly made vulgar sexual advances toward Mr. Symmonds’ girlfriend, Tami Landrum. A married man, Mr. Money, according to the complaint, simply could not control himself, blatantly revealing to Mr. Symmonds that he wanted to have sex with Ms. Landrum.

** The final straw in the Money/Symmonds relationship broke when Mr. Money forcibly grabbed Ms. Landrum by the arm before a concert in May 2015, and dragged her into a bathroom, where he put his arms around her and blocked her exit. After a struggle, Ms. Landrum managed to escape – and then alerted Mr. Symmonds, who confronted Mr. Money, demanding that he leave her alone.

** Mr. Symmonds, possibly the first and only employee to ever stand up to Mr. Money during the rocker’s long and fabled career, was fired two weeks later. Ms. Landrum, who helped design Eddie Money themed products – and who ran Mr. Money’s merchandise booth — was also “laid off.” After the wrongful terminations, Mr. Money began to viciously spread lies on Facebook that Mr. Symmonds was sending hecklers to his concerts, and had “dried drunked” himself out of a job – “Dried Drunked” is a term used by members of 12-step programs to describe someone who is acting like they are still an active addict, even though they are sober.

** The false and defamatory statements made by Mr. Money following these troublesome incidents have ruined Mr. Symmonds’ music career, with Mr. Money continuing to harass and torment Mr. Symmonds to this day, a year after their split.

ABOUT GLENN SYMMONDS:

Glenn Symmonds is best known as the longtime drummer who brought the big beat for legendary rocker Eddie Money, but that’s just the icing on the cake. He is a multi-faceted musician in the truest sense. His solo performances are a unique experience that showcases his mastery of the acoustic guitar, along with his uncanny, lyrical storytelling. The prose of his heart, intertwined with the chords of his soul, captures his audiences and takes them on an unprecedented musical journey.

His current touring production “Beautiful Detours” is delighting audiences in living rooms and small clubs across the country. Mr. Symmonds has long enjoyed a natural rapport with his audiences that is hard to match, whether tugging at heartstrings or tickling a funny bone. He has the ability to get his crowds singing along one minute, laughing out loud the next, and then holding back tears—all accompanied by the skillful strums of his guitar.

Mr. Symmonds has been a professional, touring musician for 30-plus years, giving him an exceptional level of experience that sets him apart. When combined with his innate ability to entertain and engage a roomful of people, the result is a unique, live music performance that has his audiences begging for more. Who needs “Two Tickets to Paradise,” when you can get an all-access pass for a “Beautiful Detour?”

Mr. Symmonds, who began his musical journey as a session drummer throughout the ‘70’s and 80’s, has recorded and toured with such diverse artists as Automatic Man, Coke Escovedo, Etta James, Dave Mason, Juice Newton, Duncan Sheik and The Untouchables, just to name a few. He refers to the Eddie Money Band as his “day job,” with live performances on over 100 tour dates a year.

However, Mr. Symmonds’ passion remains playing his guitar and singing his songs. A natural storyteller and entertainer, his music features folk roots, reggae melodies, and country and pop influences from such artists as Tom Petty, John Hiatt, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Bob Dylan. When he’s not on the road, Mr. Symmonds can be found in his studio writing, recording, and mentoring; spending some time in Missouri with his son Marley; or somewhere under the California sunshine. Please see: http://www.glennsymmonds.com/

ABOUT EDDIE MONEY:

Born Edward Mahoney into a large Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn, and raised in Plainedge on Long Island, Eddie Money moved to Berkeley, California, and became a regular performer at area clubs, where he secured a recording contract with Columbia. Later in the 1970s, he charted with singles such as “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money continued his successes and took advantage of the MTV music video scene in the early 1980s with his humorous narrative videos for “Shakin” and “Think I’m in Love,” but his career began to fail after several unsuccessful releases in the mid-1980s. This decline in his record sales was accompanied by his struggles with drug addiction.

Money made a comeback in 1986, and returned to the mainstream rock spotlight with the album “Can’t Hold Back.” The album’s Ronnie Spector duet “Take Me Home Tonight” reached the Top 10, as did the hit “I Wanna Go Back.” Money followed the album with another Top 10 hit, “Walk on Water” (1988), but his Top 40 career ended following the #21 placement of “I’ll Get By” in 1992.

During the 1990s and 2000s, Money continued to release numerous compilation albums, along with several additional albums featuring new material. To help combat his drug addition, Money joined a 12-step program in 2001, and has said of his addiction, “I came to the realization that I didn’t really need [it] for my quick wit.”

Today, Money still tours regularly, often accompanied by other prominent rock acts from the 1970s and 1980s. He has also made several television appearances on American sitcoms

Burn Halo Announce New Tour Dates, Band Member‏

BURN HALO have announced a sizeable batch of new tour dates today along with a new singer, ex-Trackfighter frontman TJ Chopelas, replacing former 18 Visions frontman James Heart.
BURN HALO released WOLVES OF WAR last year via eOne Music and was produced, engineered and mixed by Fred Archambault (AVENGED SEVENFOLD).

WOLVES OF WAR, the first Burn Halo album through the California band’s new deal with eOne Music, burns with a fire akin to the brutal-but-melodic juxtaposition of New Wave Of American Heavy Metal standard-bearers Killswitch Engage, the neo-Guns N’ Roses attack of Avenged Sevenfold, and the dark ambience of HIM. Fans who adored Burn Halo singles like “Save Me” and “Tear it Down” will be fall in love with Burn Halo all over again, even as longtime Eighteen Visions acolytes will delight in their throwback power.

Burn Halo has built a sizable and strongly devoted following, touring the world with Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Escape The Fate, Static-X, Saliva, Puddle Of Mudd, Tantric, Adema and many more trailblazers and rock n’ roll hit makers.

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Roseville Music in the Park Concert Schedule

 

June 12th – The Pettybreakers – A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

July 4th – Capitol Pops – A patriotic tribute after the 4th of July parade

July 10th – Wonderbread 5 – A great party band that covers all genres

August 14th – Decades – A favorite from last year.  Classics from the 40’s to now.

September 11th – Mumbo Gumbo – Everyone’s favorite cajun dance band.  A Music in the Park traditon for many years.

Royer Park is located  at 190 Park Dr, Roseville, CA

Enjoy free family friendly entertainment at Royer Park in Roseville. Music in the Park takes place on select Sunday evenings during the summer. A special Monday lunchtime show is scheduled for July 4th and will feature the Capitol Pops

Death Angel’s “The Evil Divide” storms U.S. Billboard Top 100 chart‏

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, have debuted at #98 on the U.S. The Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of just over 6,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales with their new album The Evil Divide. Other chart positions include:

#33 Current album charts (U.S.A.)
#4 Hard Music (U.S.A.)
#8 Hard Music (Canada)
#74 Top Music (Canada)

Comments vocalist Mark Osegueda:
“We would like to thank everyone out there who contributed to the success of our first weeks sales of The Evil Divide! An album we worked very hard on, and are very proud of! Thank you for keeping our passion and dreams alive! The music industry is not for the meek, and we appreciate you all for continually instilling strength in us to give it our all, and give you our best!”

DEATH ANGEL‘s eighth studio album, The Evil Divide, worldwide on May 27, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof(TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010’s Relentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City. Artwork was created by Bob Tyrrell.

Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remain as hungry as ever.

As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability define the Bay Area thrash quintet’s eighth full-length album, The Evil Divide [Nuclear Blast]. The group—Mark Osegueda [vocals], Rob Cavestany [lead guitar], Ted Aguilar [guitar], Will Carroll [drums], and Damien Sisson [bass]—satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released by The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz [Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon] for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group’s first-ever entry onto that respective chart.

Beyond continued public praise from the likes of James Hetfield of Metallica and Robb Flynn of Machine Head, the band’s music has popped up everywhere from Carl’s Jr. commercials to Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. Their fire burns brighter than ever in 2016.