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Ashley “Lux” Elzinga of the 105.7 The Point radio station in St. Louis, Missouri conducted an interview with SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers. You can now watch the chat below.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Loudwire asked Myers what SHINEDOWN has coming up next on its schedule after this summer’s Carnival Of Madness tour. Myers said, “We’re going to go home. Brent [Smith, frontman] has to rest his voice. He’s not allowed to talk during the day right now. He’s on vocal rest… We take these weeks off, then go to the U.K. We’re only going to be there for eight days.”

Also on the agenda is the possible release of a collection of covers that the group has recorded, with Myers saying, “I’m not sure what’s going down with that. Originally we were just going to release it on YouTube, which you don’t need permission for, obviously, because people do covers on YouTube every day. But I believe fans really want it as a download . . . Now we’re going to release it as an EP with just Brent and I. I believe it will come out during the holidays.”

The Carnival Of Madness tour, which also features SKILLET, PAPA ROACH and others, finished up in Puyallup, Washington on September 18.

SHINEDOWN has been on the road steadily since the March 2012 release of its fourth studio album, “Amaryllis”.

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Alter Bridge: taking over the UK in October

Alter Bridge release their hugely anticipated (and, luckily, fucking excellent) new album Fortress via Roadrunner next week, but we’re streaming the whole thing right here for UK fans!

But first, a quick word from the lads themselves…

Cheers, lads! Check out Fortress in all its glory below:

Fortress is out September 30 via Roadrunner.

Fortress Track Listing

1. Cry Of Achilles
2. Addicted To Pain
3. Bleed It Dry
4. Lover
5. The Uninvited
6. Peace Is Broken
7. Calm The Fire
8. Waters Rising
9. Farther Than The Sun
10. Cry A River
11. All Ends Well
12. Fortress

Alter Bridge play the following dates with Shinedown and Halestorm later this year:

Oct 16: Nottingham Arena
Oct 17: Birmingham NIA
Oct 18: London Wembley Arena
Oct 20: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Oct 21: Glasgow Hydro
Oct 22: Manchester Arena

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Californian rockers PAPA ROACH are featured in the latest episode of “Bus Invaders”. Shot on August 23 in Tinley Park, Illinois during the Carnival Of Madness tour with SHINEDOWN, the clip — which can be seen below — features singer Jacoby Shaddix giving a tour of PAPA ROACH‘s bus.

Shaddix and his wife, Kelly, are the proud new parents a baby boy, Brixton Gabriel Shaddix. Kelly underwent a Caesarean section procedure a a Californian hospital on Tuesday, September 17 and Brixton was born at 9:45 a.m. local time. He weighed in at 7 pounds and 3 ounces and measured 19 inches long. This is the third son for Jacoby and Kelly, who are also the parents of Makaile Ceilo Shaddix, born March 24, 2002 and Jagger Monroe Shaddix, born September 13, 2004.

During the making of PAPA ROACH‘s latest album, “The Connection”, Shaddix split and reconciled with his wife of 16 years and also fell off the wagon.

“This record is a snapshot of me at my most desperate,” Jacoby told The Aquarian Weekly. “As I was writing this record, [my wife and I] were split, so there was a lot of pain and anger and frustration. As the dust settles in my life, I realize that I’m the orchestrator of all this chaos. I’m the one at fault. I’m the fucking problem. When you go through that stuff, sometimes it’s hard to own your own shit, to step up to the plate and own it. I just had to because I wanted to do the right thing.”

He added: “I was able to make this record, express myself and get my family back together and get my respect from my band. At the eleventh hour, I pulled it off. I don’t know, man, this is a repeating cycle in my life. I don’t know how many more times I can do this to myself.”

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On August 25, Premier Guitar‘s Chris Kies was on location in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he caught up with SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers and bassist Eric Bass during the 2013 Carnival Of Madness tour. In the 35-minute segment below, Myers talks about his dozen PRS models — including some that were built by Paul Reed Smith as birthday gifts — and switching from a five-amp rig to a simplified Axe-Fx II setup. Bass talks about his signature Dean Hillsboro models and why he prefers to use a solid-state Dime guitar head for his distorted tones.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Loudwire asked Zach Myers what SHINEDOWN has coming up next on its schedule after this summer’s Carnival Of Madness tour. Myers said, “We’re going to go home. Brent [Smith, frontman] has to rest his voice. He’s not allowed to talk during the day right now. He’s on vocal rest, same as Jacoby [Shaddix, PAPA ROACH singer]. So there are two singers out here who aren’t really talking a lot. It’s kinda nice. [laughs] We take these weeks off, then go to the U.K. We’re only going to be there for eight days.”

Also on the agenda is the possible release of a collection of covers that the group has recorded, with Myers saying, “I’m not sure what’s going down with that. Originally we were just going to release it on YouTube, which you don’t need permission for, obviously, because people do covers on YouTube every day. But I believe fans really want it as a download . . . Now we’re going to release it as an EP with just Brent and I. I believe it will come out during the holidays.”

The Carnival Of Madness tour, which also features SKILLET, PAPA ROACH and others, finishes up in Puyallup, Washington on September 18.

SHINEDOWN has been on the road steadily since the March 2012 release of its fourth studio album, “Amaryllis”.

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Alter Bridge: taking over the UK in October

Alter Bridge have sat down with our buds at Classic Rock for an exclusive series detailing the making of their immense new album, Fortress!

Check out part one below:

Fortress is out September 30 via Roadrunner.

Fortress Track Listing

1. Cry Of Achilles
2. Addicted To Pain
3. Bleed It Dry
4. Lover
5. The Uninvited
6. Peace Is Broken
7. Calm The Fire
8. Waters Rising
9. Farther Than The Sun
10. Cry A River
11. All Ends Well
12. Fortress

Alter Bridge play the following dates with Shinedown and Halestorm later this year:

Oct 16: Nottingham Arena
Oct 17: Birmingham NIA
Oct 18: London Wembley Arena
Oct 20: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Oct 21: Glasgow Hydro
Oct 22: Manchester Arena

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, Loudwire asked SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers what the band has coming up next on its schedule after this summer’s Carnival Of Madness tour. Myers said, “We’re going to go home. Brent [Smith, frontman] has to rest his voice. He’s not allowed to talk during the day right now. He’s on vocal rest, same as Jacoby [Shaddix, PAPA ROACH singer]. So there are two singers out here who aren’t really talking a lot. It’s kinda nice. [laughs] We take these weeks off, then go to the U.K. We’re only going to be there for eight days.”

Also on the agenda is the possible release of a collection of covers that the group has recorded, with Myers saying, “I’m not sure what’s going down with that. Originally we were just going to release it on YouTube, which you don’t need permission for, obviously, because people do covers on YouTube every day. But I believe fans really want it as a download . . . Now we’re going to release it as an EP with just Brent and I. I believe it will come out during the holidays.”

The Carnival Of Madness tour, which also features SKILLET, PAPA ROACH and others, finishes up in Puyallup, Washington on September 18.

SHINEDOWN has been on the road steadily since the March 2012 release of its fourth studio album, “Amaryllis”.

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FMQB recently conducted an interview with FOZZY singer and WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

FMQB: You’re about to kick off your next North American tour with old school British Metal group SAXON. Why did you choose to tour with them, instead of a newer band?

Jericho: SAXON is a legendary, influential band; huge all around the world; sold millions of records all around the world; and this is their first extensive U.S. tour in years. When the opportunity came up for us to go out with them, I thought it was a great mix because the most important thing when you tour with other bands is that you want to gain new fans. I’ve got a lot of respect for SAXON, I’m a big fan of theirs, but most importantly their new album, “Sacrifice”, is one of the best records they’ve done ever. They’re not phoning it in. They’re still putting out great material and they’re still a vibrant, living, breathing rock n roll band. It’s a really cool mix, because there’s going to be a lot of SAXON fans that don’t know FOZZY and a lot of FOZZY fans that don’t know SAXON. We all come from the same place, we both have very heavy but melodic music, and at the end of the night, I think we’re both going to have new fans gained. People that are there that don’t know one of the bands are going to leave as fans of both and that’s the most important thing, so it’s a great mix. Our last U.S. tour, we went out with SHINEDOWN and GODSMACK, and now we’re going out with SAXON, so you get a real diverse, cross section of fans that are seeing us and that’s the way to build our band.

FMQB: One thing that’s really impressive about FOZZY is the lengths you go to with your fans. How do the VIP meet-and-greets work before your shows?

Jericho: We’re very fan-friendly, from everything that we do on social media to the shows themselves. We demand a lot of audience participation from our fans, and we get it. That’s one of the reasons we have such a great reputation as a live band. We started a VIP program a few years ago. I was looking at other bands doing VIPs, but I thought that bands were charging a lot of money and not really delivering a lot. So we came up with a whole VIP meet-and-greet system that’s a little bit different from the norm. We let fans watch the soundcheck. If we’re headlining, we have dinner with the fans, if not, we make sure to spend time with them and take them on the bus, and get to know people a little bit. It’s not just a run-and-gun, and I think we’ve created a whole new society of FOZZY fans that met each other just from our VIP program. People have gotten married from meeting each other as FOZZY VIPs. It’s a cool, underground society that we have cultivated. Especially in Europe, because we’ve toured there so much, and we’re really excited about doing that on this tour as well.

FMQB: What’s next for FOZZY beyond this fall tour?

Jericho: We have this tour with SAXON coming up, then I think we’re going to Australia before the year’s end. We’ve already started writing the new record. We plan to have all the songwriting done by the end of December, and start recording it in January, February and March, and then have it out and ready to for next summer. So that’s the plan and we’re excited, because there’s a lot of great momentum with FOZZY. We’ve done a lot of touring on “Sin And Bones”, I think we’re up to 100 gigs already, and when you get to three digits on one record, that’s success. So we want to keep that going and keep it rolling.

Read the entire interview at FMQB.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, SKILLET has always made music a family affair, with frontman John Cooper and his wife, keyboardist Korey Cooper, bringing their kids on the road for several years now. But the Coopers expanded on that recently by including both their son and daughter on their latest album, “Rise”. John Cooper told Loudwire how that came out, explaining, “We were putting together these interludes, because we wanted to tell a story, and I thought the songs went really well together. I was trying to figure out what to do between these songs. In my house we have a workout/studio room. I was on the treadmill and my wife and daughter walked in. My daughter was holding a microphone. I asked what they were doing, and my wife said she had an idea. It turned out really, really well. It was something we weren’t planning on.”

Asked how his daughter felt hearing herself on the record, Cooper said, “She thinks it’s really cool. Of course that meant we had to get my son in there somewhere, too, because he was really excited.”

Cooper told The Pulse Of Radio that he enjoys seeing SKILLET fans now bringing their kids to the band’s shows. “It’s very cool to go to a concert and just see a dad with his 12-year-old son, and they’re both rocking out to SKILLET because their dad bought our first record when he was in high school or whatever,” he said. “You go to a BON JOVI show or a NICKELBACK show, AEROSMITH, that’s what you see — you see generations of fans. And SKILLET is still, you know, quite young, but we have those generations. I think that that’s really awesome.”

“Rise”, SKILLET‘s ninth studio album, is also the group’s first concept record. It debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart back in June and features the singles “Sick Of It” and “Not Gonna Die”.

SKILLET is currently on the Carnival Of Madness tour with SHINEDOWN and other acts, with the trek stopping in Morrison, Colorado on Tuesday (September 10) and winding down in Puyallup, Washington on September 18.

The quartet will then head out on a month-long European tour as openers for NICKELBACK beginning in late October, with Russian dates penciled in for December.

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Alter Bridge: taking over the UK in October

Arena-filling rockers Alter Bridge popped by the TeamRock/Metal Hammer studio in London recently, so we got them to perform an exclusive unplugged version of Rise Today, just for us. D’aww, you guys.

Have a look below:

New Alter Bridge album Fortress is out September 30 via Roadrunner.

Fortress Track Listing

1. Cry Of Achilles
2. Addicted To Pain
3. Bleed It Dry
4. Lover
5. The Uninvited
6. Peace Is Broken
7. Calm The Fire
8. Waters Rising
9. Farther Than The Sun
10. Cry A River
11. All Ends Well
12. Fortress

Alter Bridge play the following dates with Shinedown and Halestorm later this year:

Oct 16: Nottingham Arena
Oct 17: Birmingham NIA
Oct 18: London Wembley Arena
Oct 20: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Oct 21: Glasgow Hydro
Oct 22: Manchester Arena

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Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE was interviewed earlier this week by Dave “Higgo” Higgins of Australia’s long-running rock station Triple M. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

ALTER BRIDGE‘s new video, “Addicted To Pain”, was shot by award-winning director Dan Catullo. The song comes off the band’s long-awaited fourth album, “Fortress”, which will be released on October 8 via EMI Label Services.

From the opening acoustic guitar work on “Cry Of Achilles” to the closing riff of the epic title track, it is clear ALTER BRIDGE are back to reclaim their place as one of hard rock’s standout acts. The album was helmed by longtime ALTER BRIDGE producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with FALLING IN REVERSE, STORY OF THE YEAR and INCUBUS, to name a few.

The debut single, “Addicted To Pain”, is currently impacting radio and is looking to continue the chart-topping success ALTER BRIDGE has come to know around the world. The band released a visualizer video on YouTube on August 7 so fans could hear the new single and that has been viewed over 340,000 times to date.

“Fortress” track listing:

01. Cry Of Achilles
02. Addicted To Pain
03. Bleed It Dry
04. Lover
05. The Uninvited
06. Peace Is Broken
07. Calm The Fire
08. Waters Rising
09. Farther Than The Sun
10. Cry A River
11. All Ends Well
12. Fortress

ALTER BRIDGE recently announced its only U.S. show of 2013, set to take place on October 4 at the House Of Blues in Orlando, Florida. The band will then head over to Europe where they will begin an extensive headlining world tour that will run from October 16 through November 16 and will feature SHINEDOWN and HALESTORM joining the band on select dates. ALTER BRIDGE will also make a triumphant return to Wembley Arena in London on October 18, a venue they sold out on the “ABIII” tour cycle and documented with the CD/DVD “Alter Bridge Live At Wembley”.




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