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Rock On the Talks Recap: Linkin Park, the Offspring, Shinedown, Pat Benatar, Tenacious D, Charlie Watts and the A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Everclear, Joe Walsh
Linkin Park rocked Jimmy Kimmel Live last Wednesday and Thursday nights (June 27 & 28) to perform 'Burn it Down' and 'Faint' on Wednesday, and returning to rock Jimmy Kimmel’s outdoor stage on Thursday with the new tune 'Lies Greed Misery' and 'New Divide,' the theme from the 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ movie.' Linkin Park are projected to debut atop the charts next week with 'Living Things,' with Billboard .com projecting sales of about 220,000 copies.
2012 Honda Civic Tour Dates:
Aug. 11 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug. 12 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena*
Aug. 14 — Boston, MA — Comcast Center
Aug. 17 — Camden, NJ — Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 19 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 — Detroit, MI — The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 22 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 24 — Chicago, IL — First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Aug. 25 — Indianapolis, IN — Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 27 — Dallas, TX — Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 28 — Houston, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 30 — Denver, CO — Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Sep. 4 — Vancouver — Rogers Arena
Sep. 5 — Tacoma, WA — Tacoma Dome
Sep. 7 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 — San Diego, CA — Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
*Linkin Park and Mutemath only
The Offspring rocked 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on June 25th, the day before the official release of their new 'Days Go By' album. Check out their performances of the title track and new single, as well as their classic 'Self Esteem'
Shinedown performed an acoustic version of their latest single 'Unity' from their album 'Amaryllis' on 'Conan' (June 20). Great performance from a great band:
Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo brought 'Love Is A Battlefield' live to CBS' 'The Talk' a couple of weeks ago:
Pat, Neil and their band also performed on 'Fox & Friends' (June 29) Check out the clips below:
Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass explained on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' what it feels like to rock so hard, and performed 'Deth Star' and 'Throw Down,' off their album, 'Rize of the Fenix.'
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and his side project The A,B,C & D of Boogie Woogie stoped by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last Friday night, as they were in New York to kick off a four-night stand at the New York City jazz club The Iridium. Check out the performance in the last segment of this full episode:
Neil Young and director Jonathan Demme stopped by 'CBS This Morning' last week to promote 'Neil Young Journeys.' Young and Demme have filmed three concert films together. In this one, Young returns to his hometown of Omemee, Ontario to rediscover his roots before taking the stage at Toronto's Massey Hall last year.
Ringo Starr made a stop June 22nd on The Today Show and reveals why he continues to tour into his 70s and discusses the long-lasting legacy of the Beatles.
Everclear rocked 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on July 22nd to perform and promote their 'Summerland' summer tour with Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Lit and Marcy Playground. Check it out in the last segment of this full episode:
Joe Walsh made a stop on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' to discuss his new album 'Analog Man' and talk about what he's been doing in the past 20 years since his last solo album, including touring with the Eagles four times.
6/25 - Blues Traveler - Live With Kelly
6/25 - the Offspring - Jimmy Kimmel Live
6/25 - Melvins - Last Call With Carson Daly (R-5/21/12)
6/28 - Tenacious D - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
6/27 & 6/28 - Linkin Park - Jimmy Kimmel Live
7/2 - Cake - Conan (R-2/16/12)
7/3 - John Mayer - Late Show With David Letterman (R-5/17/12)
7/4 - the Offspring - Jimmy Kimmel Live (R-6/25/12)
7/6 - Tenacious D - Late Show With David Letterman (R-5/14/12)
7/6 - Linkin Park - Jimmy Kimmel Live (R-6/28/12)
The Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2012 took place at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood this past Wednesday night (Apr.11) and for the first time ever, it was broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages.
Fozzy frontman and WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho, returned to host the show for the third consecutive year, with a who's who of the rock and metal world in attendance as presenters and guests.
The Golden God Award, given to one special honoree a year who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal, went to Gene Simmons of KISS. (Previous honorees include hard-rock and metal legends Alice Cooper, Rob Halford of Judas Priest and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.)
The show featured performances and collaborations that honored both the past, present and future of heavy music. The night’s hard-rocking musical performances included sets by Marilyn Manson (in his first U.S. performance in nearly three years); Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators; Evanescence; SIXX: A.M. featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, James Michael, acclaimed rock producer and songwriter, and DJ Ashba of Guns N' Roses (in their first performance in almost four years); Trivium, and 2011 “Best New Band” Golden Gods Award winner Black Veil Brides, who performed their only U.S. show of 2012 so far.
Here's an Artisan News Report on the evenings festivities:
Revolver Golden Gods winners:
-Best Guitarists: Jinxx and Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
-Best Drummer: Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
-Paul Gray Best Bassist: Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, SIXX: A.M.)
-Riff Lord: Slash
-Comeback Of The Year: Slipknot
-Best International Band: X JAPAN
-Best Live Band: Avenged Sevenfold
-Best Vocalist: Amy Lee (Evanescence)
-Most Metal Athlete: CM Punk (WWE wrestling)
-Most Dedicated Fans: Avenged Sevenfold
-Album Of The Year: Korn’s 'The Path Of Totality'
-Golden God: Gene Simmons (KISS)
-Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Rush
Here's a bunch of footage pre-show from the 'Black Carpet':
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm with Steven Adler and the guys from his new band ADLER, and much more:
Here's footage of Marcus from Epiphone with 'Headbanger's Ball' and XM/Sirius radio host Jose Mangin, Lita Ford, Ashley McCabe, Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot, Evans Blue, Dylan Rose, U.S. Navy servicemen and women, Dave Lombardo and his new band Philm, Yoshiki, the guys from Halestorm, James Durbin, Tommy Victor (Prong), Steve Vai, Ministry, Chris & Dave from Megadeth, Brendon Small, Matthew Heafy, Zakk Wylde, Dave & Rob from Machine Head, Jon 5 & Ginger Fish, and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed:
Jo Schuftan HornsupRocks was on the Black Carpet with Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash, Lemmy, Adler, Lita Ford, Jamie Jasta from Hatebreed, Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, Ministry:
Yngwie Malmsteen with U.S. Navy Color Guard on 'The Star Spangled Banner'
Here's more pre-show black carpet footage from
Here's Trivium's set on the show, with Corey Taylor and Robb Flynn of Machinehead on Metallica's 'Creeping Death'.
Zakk Wylde and Billy Duffy of The Cult give out the award for Golden Gods Best Guitarists: Jinxx and Jake Pitts of Black Veil Brides
Here's the Black Veil Brides set, with a special guest appearance from Dee Snider of Twisted Sister on 'I Wanna Rock'!
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspiritors
Marilyn Manson's set, with guests Johnny Depp and Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless
Here's some of the award presentations from the broadcast:
Zakk Wylde was backstage with a cavalcade of rockers at the Golden Gods Awards. Here's Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Glass talking about the greatness of the D!
Golden Gods "Father' Gene Simmons
Tenacious D are back are ready to kick ass! After the relative failure of 'The Pick of Destiny,' Jack 'Hollywood' Black became more awesome and Kyle 'Rage Cage' Gass went nuts. The two went their separate ways and never repaired their divide, until now. Check out this update from Extra's Maria Menounos on what's happening wih the 'D'. Actor Tim Robbins, Jimmy Kimmel, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, singer Josh Groban all take part in the resurection of the band, and Val Kilmer even takes a bullet before the big two week hug. 'Rize of the Fenix,' the first album from Tenacious D in six years, will be released on May 15. But until then hail the f**king return of the 'D' with this video and the title track in its entirety.
Tenacious D kicking ass on tour:
May 23 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
Jun. 23 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Jun. 25 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Jun. 26 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
Jun. 28 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
Jun. 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
Jul. 2 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
Jul. 3 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 6 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
Jul. 7 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
Jul. 19 - Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
Jul. 20 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
Jul. 21 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
Jul. 23 - Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant
Jul. 24 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
Jul. 26 - Denver, Co - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul. 29 - San Diego, CA - SDSU Open Air Theatre
Revolver Golden Gods Awards announce Rush, Korn, Pantera, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dee Snider/Black Veil Brides and Trivium as latest additions to show
New honorees, presenters, performers, and special guests have been announced for the fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show.
The Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Xbox LIVE, will go to prog-rock pioneers RUSH, who will release their highly anticipated 19th studio album, Clockwork Angels, this year on Roadrunner Records. (Previous honorees include hard-rock and metal legends Motley Crue, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, and Ozzy Osbourne.) The award will be presented by Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, whose new record, Rize of the Fenix, hits stores on May 15. Rush’s Neil Peart commented, “We are honored and delighted to receive this honor—especially because it will be presented by Jack and Kyle. Our ‘lifetimes’ are not over yet, and we dearly hope our ‘achievements’ are not either, so I suppose you could say that to us this is the ‘So Far, So Good’ award.” Of presenting the award, Black commented, “Rush was the most impressive band, musically, when I was just learning about rock. Weirdly, they got your body moving in interpretive-dancing ways, but it was still aggressive. Their stuff was just so complex and so tasty!”
Right before the official start of the show, Pantera will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album, Vulgar Display of Power, with the worldwide debut of their first music video in 12 years, for the previously unreleased song, "Piss," from the Vulgar recording sessions. Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul commented, "'Piss' is the only unheard complete Pantera track in existence. It was recorded at the same time as Vulgar Display of Power and it’s 100 percent Pantera with attitude and our signature groove! After mixing it, I can’t believe it didn’t make the record! So it’s 2012 and 20 years later and new Pantera music has been delivered. Cheers!”
Adding to the festivities, The 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show will feature one-of-a-kind special performances and collaborations. Newly announced performers include Korn, who are nominated for multiple Golden Gods awards. "Revolver rocks! We are psyched to be nominated for Album of the Year—looking forward to rocking the house, too!” said Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. Heavy-metal heavyweights Trivium have also been added to this jam-packed bill, as well as legendary guitar shredder Yngwie Malmsteen, who will open the show, playing “The Star Spangled Banner,” alongside a full military color guard. Finally, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider is set to appear with previously announced performers Black Veil Brides for a performance of his band’s ’80s anthem “I Wanna Rock.”
The live concert will also include Marilyn Manson, who appears on the cover of the latest issue of Revolver, available online here; iconic Grammy-winning guitarist Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators; Evanescence; and SIXX:A.M., featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, acclaimed rock producer and songwriter James Michael, and DJ Ashba of Guns N’ Roses, in their first performance in almost four years.
Also on April 11, The Grammy Museum, next door to Club Nokia, will open its new exhibit Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal. Mounted in coordination with Revolver, the exhibit will feature never-before-displayed artifacts including instruments, stage props, handwritten lyrics, clothing, and costumes, alongside original album artwork, posters, and live-performance and interview footage. The exhibit will also feature a variety of interactive displays.
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The nominees for the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards presented by Epiphone are:
Jinxx and Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch)
Willie Adler and Mark Morton (Lamb Of God)
Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel (Machine Head)
Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick (Megadeth)
Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighter)
Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)
Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
Amy Lee (Evanescence)
Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)
Jonathan Davis (Korn)
Album of the Year:
Anthrax - Worship Music
Evanescence - Evanescence
Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Korn - The Path of Totality
Lamb of God - Resolution
Best Live Band:
Guns N’ Roses
Most Metal Athlete:
Gina Carano (MMA fighting)
Brian Deegan (pro motocross)
Evan Longoria (MLB baseball)
Dirk Nowitzki (NBA basketball)
Mitch Petrus (NFL football)
CM Punk (WWE wrestling)
Comeback of the Year:
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
Paul Gray Best Bassist:
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Nikki Sixx (Sixx:A.M.)
Wolfgang Van Halen (Van Halen)
Best International Band:
Most Dedicated Fans:
Black Veil Brides
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