Jack Russell's Great White has just released a video for their new song "Sign of the Times." The song is on the upcoming album He Saw It Comin.'The track is pretty good. It's not as good as the original Great White, but that's not surprising. I'm glad that Jack is well enough to make new music and hit the road.
The second annual Chicago Open Air will bring together an all-star lineup of rock’s top artists on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago.
The three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature over 40 performances, including legendary rock artists Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Body Count, and many more.
The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows:
Friday, July 14: KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Meshuggah, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Vimic, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Crobot, Code Orange, Hell or Highwater, Failure Anthem
Saturday, July 15: Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Clutch, Steel Panther, Body Count, Avatar, Mushroomhead, Metal Church, Pig Destroyer, Dragonforce, Cane Hill, Night Verses, Black Map
Sunday, July 16: Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Hellyeah, Demon Hunter, DevilDriver, KYNG, Norma Jean, Whores., DED
Tickets are priced as follows:
3-day General Admission Field: starting at $209.50
3-day General Admission Bowl: starting at $119.50
3-day VIP: starting at $425.00
As many of you know, the second White Lion album, 1987’s Pride, is sacrosanct to me. There is nary a dud on that album (even the self-help sweetness of “Don’t Give Up”). After that things get a bit spottier. But you always knew it was White Lion, except when it wasn’t. Tramp’s late-1990/early-2000’s Bratta-less reboot was a thing to scowl at, a thing that even Tramp now dismisses as a rather dumb idea.
Well, that theory was fun while it lasted. I thought - and so did a lot of other people - that a reunion between Sebastian Bach and the rest of the original members of Skid Row was getting closer. Apparently not.
Skid Row just announced that ZP Theart, formally of Dragonforce, is officially their new singer. He's been performing with the band for quite awhile now.
Rachel Bolan made the announcement from the stage at a recent show and the band is also going to record a new record.
You know, nothing is really impossible anymore and certainly nothing surprises me at this point, but an original Skid Row reunion just doesn't seem in the cards. Never say never, but time is marching on and the guys in the band(s) are not getting any younger. Thoughts?
Rock Fest is something I always wanted to do, but it's really in a remote area and I could never get a group together to do this one. Is anyone going?