Tickets for QLZ’s 20th Birthday Bash featuring Shinedown and Bush at the Prairie Capital Convention Center May 7th go on sale tomorrow. Tickets are discounted 10 bucks in the first week, so get ‘em early to save money for some beers. If you go to the PCCC box office, you’ll walk out the door paying $27 per ticket. If you get ‘em online, you could get stuck with other quote-unquote “service fees,” or whatever they’re calling it these days. After the first week of sales, ticket prices go up $10.
When he said his new project Device would be a reinvention of industrial heavy metal, David Draiman was right. It’s being reported that the deluxe edition of the band’s self titled, expected out next month, will include a cover of Nine Inch Nails’ hard and heavy tune "Wish" from way back in 1992. And though Trent Reznor isn’t appearing on the album, Draiman has talked about some other heavy hitters joining the release including M. Shadows, Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Geezer Butler, Lizzy Hale and others. The first single “Vilify” is out now. The album drops in all formats April 9th.
Record Store Day release
April 20th is Record Store Day and a ton of artists are coming out with updates on what they’ll have available for fans wanting to peruse a brick-and-mortar store for new music. Soundgarden says they will release some demos from their most recent album King Animal. For the uninitiated, demos are the tracks the band cuts before getting into a studio with a producer and re-recording polished songs. Soundgarden’s release will be on a pink, 10-inch vinyl. Go check out RecordStoreDay.com for a participating location near you.
Yeah, yeah, yeahs ...
Oh, and here’s a nice Friday gem for all you Metallica fans … a very studious audio engineer decided to piece together all of Metallica front man James Hetfield’s “yeahs” that appear in recordings. Listen to that wonderful 3 minute clip online below or at this link.
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