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Neck Deep Announce Intimate Warm-Up Shows Ahead of Download Festival Performance

UK pop-punk mainstays Neck Deep have announced two intimate, warm-up shows to kick off Download Festival weekend. In a social media post featuring a true-to-form punk poster, the band shared that the shows will take place on June 7 at The Foundry in Torquay and June 8 at Engine Rooms in Southampton. Tickets will be available on April 5 and can be purchased here. Read more: BABYMETAL Officially Confirms New Third Member The band announced their performance at Download Festival on Feb. 16 following the release of their latest single, “Heartbreak Of The Century.” They shared, “Stoked to be playing… Read more »


Simple Plan Lose Member At Download Festival

Simple Plan’s guitarist Jeff Stinco was notably absent from Simple Plan’s Download set on Friday (June 13th). He grabbed a last minute flight back to Canada for ‘personal reasons’. The band was keen to fulfil their commitments and play the metal festival, but struggled on stage without the aid of their much loved lead guitarist. Front man, Pierre Bouvier seemed confused, telling the crowd, “It’s great to be in Birmingham”, when they were actually in Donninton. Simple Plan played a shortened set including ‘Your Love is a Lie’, ‘You’re Gone’, ‘Welcome to My Life’, ‘Generation’ and ‘I’d Do Anything’ before… Read more »


Phoenix Festival, 1996: The Tour That Defined Me

— As UK music festivals go, the Phoenix Festival doesn’t have the storied history of Glastonbury or Reading. It only ran for five years, between 1993 and ’97, but it was located pretty close to my home in the Midlands region of England when I was growing up, and so I went to the 1995 event and the two that followed.  The 1996 Phoenix Festival is the festival that I judge all festivals on. So high was the bar it set, I’ve yet to see it be bettered (and I’ve attended Glastonburys, Readings, Coachellas, Riot Fests, Rocklahomas, Download/Doningtons, and more… Read more »


Sad Summer Fest Flyaway Contest Official Rules

No purchase necessary to enter the Sad Summer Fest Flyaway Contest (giveaway). This giveaway is presented by idobi Network, LLC and Sad Summer Festival (“Sponsor”). Contestants must be thirteen (13) years of age or older to enter, and must be resident of the United States or Canada. Employees, officers, directors and representatives of Sponsor and their respective affiliates, and those with whom they are domiciled are not eligible. Void outside of the United States and where prohibited by law. Giveaway subject to all federal, state and local laws. — Limitation of Liability And General Conditions: By participating in this giveaway,… Read more »


ITCH offers free download of “Homeless Romantic” ft. Adam Lazzara

“Homeless Romantic” hits the sweet-spot of the growing rock/rap genre. With a mega-catchy chorus and rap verses that mesh incredibly well, the track is definitely poised to turn a lot of heads this summer. There’s still some space in the bandwagon, so hop on and grab a free download of “Homeless Romantic.”


FestivalPreview.com Launches News and Community Site

Festival Preview LLC announces the launch of a music festival news, opinion and community website serving “involved” festival-goers, those that attend multiple festivals each year. Demand for the site is indicated by soaring attendance in recent years at North American festivals of every musical genre. “Hanging with your friends and favorite entertainers at live music events is more than a hobby–it’s a lifestyle,” says Festival Preview founder and publisher Dan Ruby. “A community service like Festival Preview is a prime example of how the Internet can enrich people’s lives and give them more of what they want. Covering all music… Read more »


'Battle For Ozzfest' Winners Have A Lot Of Shirtless Fans

Seven months ago, A Dozen Furies were just another band you would catch playing in a dive bar and, looking up only briefly from your drink, note to yourself, “Interesting name.” Now, after besting North Carolina’s Cynder in the finals of MTV’s “Battle for Ozzfest” – scoring $60,000, a contract with Sanctuary Records and a slot on next year’s Ozzfest second stage in the process – they’ve become the metal community’s biggest overnight success story. “We’re a very new band. We only have one album. We’ve only been around for a year,” ADF guitarist Marc Serrano laughed. “When we won… Read more »


Napster or Not, Downloading & Sharing of Music Files Continues

A study by market-research firm Odyssey shows that 31% of online users over the age of 16 – or over 40 million U.S. consumers – report they have downloaded or transferred music online in the past six months, and they do so an average of 11 times per week. These findings were part of Odyssey’s Breadbox, a semiannual study of U.S. consumers focused on attitudes toward, and usage of, e-commerce and other retail channels. Affecting The Industry While the music industry tries to restrict file sharing among online users, consumers continue to transfer and download online music. Later this week,… Read more »

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