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Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts, Molly Hatchet, And The Chimpz Added to Swamp Fox Biker Bash Line-Up

Timed to coincide with Myrtle Beach Bike Week from May 8-17th, the first annual Swamp Fox Biker Bash is attracting big names that will surely inspire bikers to make the ride — it’s just 45 minutes from Myrtle Beach on Highway 501.

With his new band The Wildabouts, Scott Weiland will be performing at the world’s largest bar at Swamp Fox on Wednesday, May 13th as part of an event designed to raise attention for Motorcycle Safety and Drunk Driving Awareness.  The event will be filmed for television, with sales and distribution handled by LA based shingle LocoDistro, headed up by the event’s executive producer Gabriel Gornell. The legendary 44 million record-selling former frontman of such iconic bands as Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver is back in full force.  Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts are supporting their upcoming album ‘Blaster’ set for release on March 31st.

Veteran southern rockers Molly Hatchet will surely appeal to the biker crowd, and were added to the line-up for Saturday, May 16th at the 20,000-seat amphitheater stage on the bill that includes the previously announced Buckcherry. With classics like “Flirtin’ With Disaster” and “Dreams I’ll Never See,” Molly Hatchet is the perfect addition to an already epic evening.  “Molly Hatchet and Buckcherry together on the same bill are pretty awesome. Put them in front of a biker audience—and it becomes a show that you don’t want to miss. You just don’t know what will happen.  On the stage or in the crowd,” said Gornell.

Added to the bar stage line-up for Friday, May 15th are the LA based rockers The Chimpz, who are largely known for having songs featured in the biker dramatic masterpiece—Sons Of Anarchy. On an explosive path, the video for their latest track “California” has been in the Top 10 of Loudwire’s Weekly Video Chart for 12 straight weeks! The Chimpz will be closing the bar stage before rocker-legend Bret Michaels takes the stage at the amphitheater with The Flaunt Girls.


Photo Credit:  LocoDistro, Inc.

Sir Paul McCartney Makes Lollapalooza Debut

Yes, former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney will be making his Lollapalooza debut this summer in Chicago.

If that wasn’t enough to get you out to one of the oldest music festivals around, how about Metallica making their return after nearly 20 years.

Or maybe Grammy award hog Sam Smith, just another in a 130-band laundry list of performers this year.

Here’s the full rundown:

Opening Night, July 31st

Paul McCartney, The Weeknd, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Gary Clark Jr., Flying Lotus, Hot Chip, the War on Drugs, DJ Snake, Sylvan Esso, MS MR, Tove Lo, Glass Animals, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, First Aid Kit, DJ Mustard, James Bay, Broods, MisterWives, What So Not, Sxa, Jamestown Revival, Philip Selway, Young Thug, Coasts, Destructo, Borns, Badbadnotgood, Mighty Oaks, Bear’s Den, Peking Duk, Black Pistol Fire, Spookyland, Bully, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Kyle Thornton & the Company, The New Pacific, Daye Jack, The Pop Ups, Q Brothers, School of Rock AllStars, The Jimmies, Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips.

Saturday, August 1st

Metallica, Sam Smith, Alesso, Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Brand New, Carnage, G-Easy, Walk the Moon, Tyler the Creator, The Tallest Man on Earth, Banks, Chet Faker, Sturgill Simpson, Death From Above 1979, Toro y Moi, Charli XCX, Django Django, Boys Noize, Delta Spirit, RL Grime, Givers, Ryn Weaver, Travi$ Scott, Caked Up, Hermitude, Wet, Holychild, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Zella Day, Mr. Eden, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Snbrn, Ellie King, Beat Connection, Mick Jenkins, Raury, Jack Novak, Pell, White Sea, Hippo Campus, Coin, Danny Weinkauf, School of Rock Allstars, The Jimmies, Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips, The Helmets.

Closing things out on Augugst 2nd

Florence + the Machine, Bassnectar, Of Monsters and Men, A$AP Rocky, TV On The Radio, Nero, twenty one pilots, Nicky Romero, Kygo, Marina and the Diamonds, FKA Twigs, Lord Huron, Gogol Bordello, Stromae, Odesza, Logic, The Chainsmokers, Wild Belle, Twin Peaks, Angus & Julia Stone, George Ezra, Strand of Oaks, Moon Taxi, Shakey Graves, Galantis, Night Terrors of 1927, Alison Wonderland, Circa Waves, DMAs, Sheppard, Mako, Skylar Spence, the Wombats, Halsey, Lion Babe, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Vérité, Jacklndn, Zebra Katz, the Lonely Biscuits, SirenXX, In the Whale, Atarah Valentine, The Pop Ups, Danny Weinkauf, Motown Pete, Q Brothers, School of Rock Allstars.

For ticket information, visit lollapalooza.com.


Photo Credit:  Alexander Mazurkevich / Shutterstock.com

Van Halen Announces North American Tour with David Lee Roth

Van Halen announced their 2015 Tour, and they have some pretty cool stuff coming up.

As Van Halen gears up for their 2015 Summer/Fall North American tour,they will perform a special concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. The concert will be broadcast over two nights,March 30 and March 31, and marks their first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth.

The Van Halen tour begins July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, wrapping up on Oct. 2 in Los Angeles.

Go to van-halen.com for updates and more information.

Here are the initial tour dates, make your plans now:

July 5 – Seattle, WA
July 7 – Portland, OR
July 9 – Concord, CA
July 11 – San Bernardino, CA
July 14 – Irvine, CA
July 16 – Mountain View, CA
July 18 – Salt Lake City, UT
July 20 – Morrison, CO
July 22 – Kansas City, MO
July 24 – Chicago, IL
July 26 – St. Louis, MO
July 28 – Pittsburgh, PA
July 30 – Bangor, ME
August 1 – Boston, MA
August 3 – Cleveland, OH
August 5 – London, ON
August 7 – Toronto, ON
August 9 – Holmdel, NJ
August 11 – Hartford, CT
August 13 – Wantagh, NY
August 23 – Hershey, PA
August 25 – Darien Center, NY
August 27 – Camden, NJ
August 29 – Washington, D.C.
August 31 – Cincinnati, OH
September 2 – Indianapolis, IN
September 4 – Detroit, MI
September 6 – Bethel, NY
September 9 – Raleigh, NC
September 11 – Charlotte, NC
September 13 – Tampa, FL
September 15 – West Palm Beach, FL
September 17 – Birmingham, AL
September 21 – Austin, TX
September 23 – Dallas, TX
September 25 – Houston, TX
September 28 – Phoenix, AZ
September 30 – San Diego, CA
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA


Photo Credit:  Live Nation Entertainment

David Crosby Hits Jogger with His Car

David Crosby reportedly hit and injured a jogger with his car in Southern California over the weekend.

The California Highway Patrol released a statement that said Crosby was driving near his home in Santa Barbara on Sunday at approximately 55 mph, the posted speed limit.

Crosby had limited viability as he was driving into the sun when he hit the 46-year-old jogger, Jose Jimenez.

Jimenez was hospitalized with broken bones, cuts and bruises and is expected to survive.

Crosby was not injured and the CHP says drugs and alcohol were not factors in the accident.

rosby’s public relations manager Michael Jensen told reporters, “David Crosby is obviously very upset that he accidentally hit anyone. And, based off of initial reports, he is relieved that the injuries to the gentleman were not life threatening.  He wishes the jogger a very speedy recovery.”


Photo Credit:  Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Lollapalooza Argentina Gets Led Zeppelin Cover by Jack White and Robert Plant

Jack White was headlining Lollapalooza Argentina where he surprised the audience with vocalist Robert Plant to perform the classic “Led Zeppelin II” track “The Lemon Song.” [WATCH HERE]

Jack previously played “The Lemon Song,” off the Led Zeppelin II album, a couple of times during shows in 2014.

Plant recently expressed his desire to work with White, saying in a Facebook Q&A last year that he’d be “happy to make a single with him.” Plant already chose the song he wanted to record with the “Lazaretto” musician: the 1958 single “Love Me,” originally recorded by The Phantom.

 

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