CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY: Disturbed Take Your Life Back Tour with Breaking Benjamin & Jinjer hit Chicago recently and Evan J. Thomas was there to capture the moments - SEE IT HERE
CONCERT PHOTOS & SHOW REVIEW: Rick Lancaster covered the Hatebreed show at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI, check out his review and photos - CHECK IT OUT HERE
By Rick Lancaster:
What a way to start the night of at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wi with Jesus Piece. They had the crowd moving around and set the tone for the whole night. Then came Vein.FM which picked up where Jesus Piece left off then turned it up a notch. Now on to TERROR from Los Angeles who came out to "Pain Into Power" which set the place into a frenzy. Then they went into "Overcome" which is were in got crazy with the stage diving and mosh pitting. They proceeded to play "Spit My Rage", Always The Hard Way", Return To Strength" and they ended with their classic song "One With The Underdogs".
They set the stage for the might Hatebreed who was performing their 20 Year Anniversary set of the album "The Rise Of Brutality". As soon as the first notes of "Tear It Down" hit the floor at The Rave erupted into a huge most pit and the crowd surfing was pretty intense. Their Third song in was the classic "Destroy Everything" followed by "A Lesson Lived Is A Lesson Learned. As The hardcore kings blasted through classics such as "Perseverance", To The Threshold", Empty Promises", "Last Breath", and "This Is Now" the crowd was getting more and more rowdy. They ended the night with everyone's favorite sing-a-long "I Will Be Heard".
If the 20 Year "Rise Of Brutality" Tour featuring Hatebreed, Terror, Vein.FM, and Jesus Piece rolls through your area I Highly recommend you to go check it out!!!
NEW BLOOD PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY: Planet Rage Radio's NEW BLOOD PLAYLIST is available on Spotify!! Or listen LIVE Wednesday's at NOON where you can hear the NEWEST Rock & Metal!
CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY: Evan J. Thomas covered Blacktop Mojo at The Forge in Joliet, IL. ELECTRIC crowd and photos to go with it! - SEE IT HERE
PLANET RAGE RADIO COMING JULY 3: Coming July 3 the Bad Ass Radio Network will have an all NEW look and will be changing names and logo to Planet Rage Radio. Content and shows will remain the same - READ IT HERE
Bad Ass Productions CEO Evan J. Thomas announced this week that the Bad Ass Radio Network will look different come July 3 and will transitioning names to Planet Rage Radio. This change ONLY affects the visual and name. All shows and content will remain the same.
CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY - JOE PERRY: Legendary Hall Of Fame guitarist of Aerosmith fame made his trek to the Des Plaines Theater with his The Joe Perry Project featuring former Van Halen vocalist Gary Cherone - SEE IT HERE
CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY - SLEEP SIGNALS: Evan J. Thomas photographed Sleep Signals at Jay's Bullet Hole Saloon, check out his photos! - SEE IT HERE
FOO FIGHTERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM: Foo Fighters drop new song, "Rescued" and Announce New Album But Here We Are out June 2 - READ IT HERE
CREDIT: CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Foo Fighters have announced a new album called But Here We Are, set for release on June 2nd. It marks the band’s first collection of music since the tragic passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins in March 2022.
Described as “the first chapter of the band’s new life,” But Here We Are is “the sound of brothers finding refuge in the music that brought them together in the first place 28 years ago, a process that was as therapeutic as it was about a continuation of life,” notes a press release. The album was produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters.
The first single, “Rescued,” is streaming below.
This summer, Foo Fighters will perform at upcoming festivals like Bonnaroo, Fuji Rock, Louder Than Life, and Ohana, as well as play a string of headlining dates with support from The Breeders. The shows mark their first tour dates after hitting the stage last year for a pair of transatlantic tribute concerts in Hawkins’ honor. Tickets to all of their concerts are on sale now here.
But Here We Are Tracklist:
02. Under You
03. Hearing Voices
04. But Here We Are
05. The Glass
06. Nothing At All
07. Show Me How
08. Beyond Me
09. The Teacher
Foo Fighters 2023 Tour Dates:
05/24 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
05/26 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
05/28 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple
05/30 – Washington, DC @ The Atlantis
06/02 – Nürburgring, DE @ Rock am Ring
06/04 – Nürnberg, DE @ Rock im Park
06/14 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
06/16 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
06/18 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
07/08 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival D’ete De Quebec
07/12 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Harley Davidson Homecoming
07/29 – Naeba, JP @ Fuji Rock
08/04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena *
08/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre *
08/10 – Stateline, NV @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s *
08/11-13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
09/03 – Aspen, CO @ Aspen Snowmass
09/09 – Sao Paulo, BR @ The Town
09/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Sear.Hear.Now Festival
09/19 – Virgina Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach *
09/21 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/01 – Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Festival
10/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater
10/05 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
RIKI RACHTMAN ANNOUNCES TOUR: Former MTV’s Headbangers Ball Host Riki Rachtman Tells All on Stage in his One Man Show “One Foot In The Gutter” during NEW TOUR! - READ IT HERE
Riki Rachtman’s One Foot In The Gutter
Tickets & VIP Passes are on sale now at www.cathousehollywood.com
“I have spent my entire life living and working in rock 'n' roll. Nothing has been more gratifying than these live shows” says RIKI RACHTMAN, the former host of Headbangers Ball and creator of the iconic Cathouse nightclub in Hollywood. After his sold-out on-stage debut in Charlotte, North Carolina, Riki Rachtman hit the road this past December bringing One Foot In The Gutter on the road for six shows. Now Riki Rachtman is bringing his one man show to eighteen venues across the United States. One Foot In The Gutter Tour 2023 begins March 29 at Rams Head Onstage in Annapolis, MD and the US segment wraps up at Vinyl in Atlanta on May 20. Riki heads to Australia in June for four more "must see" shows.
With never before seen videos and photos, the show is a fun, fast paced nonstop roller coaster ride, jam packed with stories, tales and true life fables from Riki himself...from growing up in Hollywood, to all the raunch, roll, sleaze, and debauchery that happened at the Cathouse. Never before has he shared his experiences of Headbangers Ball on stage in a spoken word event. However there is much more than that. The struggles and hurdles that found Riki go from Rags to Riches to Rags several times. Riki is uncensored, unapologetic and not at a loss for words.
US Tour Dates
March 29 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head Onstage
March 30 - Leesburg, VA - Tally Ho Theater
April 1 - New Bedford, MA - The Vault
April 2 - Bethlehem, PA - Blast Furnace Room
April 4 - Pittsburgh, PA - Oak Theater
April 5 - Mechanicsburg, PA - Lovedrafts
April 6 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
April 7 - New York, NY - Iridium
May 7 - Winston-Salem, NC - The Ramkat
May 9 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
May 10 - Hobart, IN - The Art Theater
May 11 - St Charles, IL - Club Arcada Speakeasy
May 12 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Shack
May 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave II
May 17 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
May 18 - Knoxville, TN - The Concourse
May 19 - Nashville, TN - City Winery
May 20 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
SOUTH OF EDEN EP RELEASE: Evan J. Thomas was at the EP release show on Feb. 24 at A&R Music Bar in Columbus, OH, check out his bad ass photos! - SEE IT HERE
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