The Best Of Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion 2016!


(PCM) It was truly an epic year for Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion festival held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway with over 90,000 die hard rock fans in attendance over the course of the three-day weekend. It has been truly amazing to watch how this festival has continued to grow in leaps and bounds over the last several years and it has truly cemented itself as one of the country’s top rock festivals included in the World’s Loudest Month.

This year over 60 bands graced four stages and AXS TV was broadcasting live, providing an inside look at Carolina Rebellion for everyone stuck at home. The 6th Annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion marked the launch of the legendary Scorpions’ U.S. tour – part of their 50th Anniversary World Tour – with Motörhead’s Mikkey Dee filling in on drums. The festival also featured performances from Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Lamb Of God, plus Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd and Alice Cooper, thrash pioneers Megadeth and Anthrax, and many more.

We were able to catch a ton of great performances over the course of the weekend, as well as, capture exclusive interviews with artists such as Cypress Hill, Sick Puppies, POD, Escape The Fate, Lacey Strum, Thousand Foot Krutch, Filter, Anthrax and many more! See below for a look at who we thought provided some of the best performances at Carolina Rebellion 2016!

Friday Highlights
The “Rebels” were out and about bright and early to catch sets from Stitched Up Heart, who certainly won over our heart at this year’s festival, as well as former Flyleaf front woman Lacey Strum and rockers Sick Puppies. Talk about a wake-up call and perfectly setting the pace for the rest of the day’s performances.

The Friday line-up featured something for just about every time of music fan no matter which generation they happen to be a part of!  Escape The Fate brought a new rock appeal, throwing down an incredibly energetic afternoon performance, while SIXX:A.M. provided a perfect generational balance bringing together both old fans and new through the unifying force of music and their overall message of hope amidst the trying times we live in today.

3 Doors Down, Lynryd Skynyrd, and The Scorpions certainly brought back a ton of memories as we found ourselves completely immersed in their performances to close out the day.

Sick Puppies


Lacey Strum


Escape The Fate




3 Doors Down


Lynryd Skynyrd


The Scorpions


Saturday Highlights
It was emphasis was on the heavier side of this years line-up with Saturday’s ecletic array of artist performances. Starting out early with incredible multi instrumentalist Andrew Watt, followed by blistering performances from both P.O.D. and Parkway Drive. In fact, without a doubt one of the craziest crowds/mosh pits of the weekend surely occurred during Parkway Drive, as it was just utter insanity out on the field.

Anthrax provided us with a taste of some classic thrash, while Ghost saw one of the largest crowds of the day. This band needs to graduate to main stage rather soon, as the side stage areas can barely contain their crowds these days.  A Day To Remember brought down the house as usual and set the pace for the rest of the evening, gearing us up for delightfully brutal sets from Lamb Of God, followed by Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown to close out the night.
Andrew Watt



Parkway Drive






A Day To Remember


Lamb Of God


Five Finger Death Punch


Sunday Highlights
The final day of Carolina Rebellion is always a sad day, however Sunday’s stellar line-up to close out certainly assisted with easing our pain. Blasting off to an early start with a hip-hop vibe we saw sets from rapper Yelawolf, as well as, Cypress Hill, who we have to say did a fantastic job of playing off the crowd.

People are still incredibly curious in regards to Japan’s Babymetal and they certainly had one of the most insane crowds of the afternoon. We have never seen so many people jammed at the side stage area, so much so that you couldn’t even move. These young ladies are fantastic and their backing band is just incredible. Everyone needs to witness Babymetal at least once in their lives.

We could not have been happier than to have sets from the legendary Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie and Disturbed close out the evening. Taking a trip on the festival’s Ferris Wheel and seeing both the massive crowd for Cooper and Zombie at the same time from high above the festival grounds is a sight that we will surely never forget!  Can it be next year already? We absolutely can’t wait to see how the festival producers will top Carolina Rebellion 2016, however we are absolutely certain that it will rock in 2017!

Cypress Hill


Alice Cooper


Rob Zombie






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Fifth Harmony Releases Highly Anticipated Album, ‘7/27’ And Reveals Touring Plans


(PCM)After months of anticipation, chart-topping sensation Fifth Harmony released their highly anticipated sophomore album 7/27  on Syco Music/Epic Records. The group is celebrating the release with a massive release day in London, spending 7 hours and 27 minutes touring some of the city’s most famed landmarks before concluding with a fan event to commemorate the day with their Harmonizers. 7/27 has already peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in more than 50 countries.

Coming off explosive performances of “Work From Home” on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and their new single “All In My Head (Flex)” on the Dancing With the Stars finale this week, Ally, Normani, Dinah, Camila and Lauren will continue the hype with live performances on the TODAY Show’s Citi Concert Series on Monday, May 30 in New York City and a special mash-up with country star Cam on the CMT Awards on Wednesday, June 8 from Nashville.

“Work From Home,” the record’s first single, has become an instant hit, reaching the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and just notched the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Pop Songs chart dated June 4. The track, featuring Ty Dolla $ign, previously earned Fifth Harmony their first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and is the first song to reach the top 10 from a girl group since 2008; it also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart, marking the first girl group to top the chart in 15 years. The song is currently #1 on the Top 40 airplay charts.
With buzz for the album building amongst Harmonizers all over social media, Twitter has created an exclusive emoji to celebrate the album’s release. The emoji is generated with the use of any of the following hashtags: #727OutNow, #FifthHarmony727, #5H727, #5HNewAlbum, #727ReleaseDay, #The727Era and #727ListeningParty.The group will be bringing the music of 7/27 and their powerhouse vocals to fans across North America on their 7/27 Tour, kicking off July 27 in Manchester, NH and visiting 30+ cities – including Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego – before concluding September 17 in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets are on sale today; more information can be found at ( A full list of tour dates can be found below) 
Wed., July 27, 2016 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Thu., July 28, 2016 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Fri., July 29, 2016 Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena
Sat., July 30, 2016 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016 Brooklyn, NY The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Wed. Aug. 3, 2016 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016 Nashville, TN Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016 West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016 Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion pres. by Huntsman
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016 Midland, TX Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion
Thu., Sept. 08, 2016 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri., Sept. 09, 2016 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

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Exclusive Interview: Stitched Up Heart At Carolina Rebellion


(PCM) We were absolutely overjoyed to catch up with rockers Stitched Up Heart while out at the recent Carolina Rebellion festival and if this band is not currently on your radar, they without a doubt need to be!

We have not seen such energy and stage presence from a band in quite a long time. They were the perfect morning wake-up call for the already amped and energized crowd on a bright and early festival day. Stitched Up Heart are currently gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated debut album “Never Alone” available on June 17 via Another Century.

The music video for the band’s single “Finally Free” has been racking up the views via YouTube and the band are currently out on the road with Sick Puppies as part of the HardDrive Live tour. They will also be making an appearance at this year’s Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, OH performing  two acoustic sets on Friday at the festival (Noon & 5pm).

Stitched Up Heart will also be playing the Rock On The Range pre-party on Thursday night at the Park Street Saloon. The event is free entry and the band will take the stage at 10pm.

You can view our recent interview with Stitched Up Heart live from Carolina Rebellion below, where the band discusses their upcoming new album, music videos, festival appearances and more!

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Rock Allegiance Returns To Philadelphia’s Talen Energy Stadium This September!

Rock-Allegiance(PCM) Monster Energy Rock Allegiance returns to Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park) in Chester, PA, just outside Philadelphia, on September 17 & 18, 2016 with a lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, led by Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains, along with Slayer, The Offspring, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat and more. Monster Energy Rock Allegiance expands to two days in 2016, after the festival’s single-day debut in 2015 shattered Talen Energy Stadium’s previous attendance high by nearly 10,000 people, with over 26,000 total in attendance.

The initial band lineup for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is as follows: Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Slayer, The Offspring, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat, Chevelle, The Cult, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, Ghost, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Chevy Metal, Baroness, Hellyeah, Sevendust, Motionless In White, Buckcherry, Trivium, Avatar, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, Sick Puppies, The Amity Affliction, letlive., Neck Deep, Skindred, KYNG, Young Guns, Crobot, Devour The Day, Twelve Foot Ninja, Dinosaur Pile Up, Death Angel and Hundredth.

A rolling discounted Early Bird on-sale for weekend General Admission and VIP tickets begins Tuesday, May 10 at Noon EDT, continuing through Friday, May 13 at 10:00 AM EDT. Visit for complete details. A limited quantity of Early Bird tickets will be available at the following prices, while supplies last:

Early Bird #1: $79 GA Weekend Stands, $99 GA Weekend Floor, $219 VIP Weekend

Early Bird #2: $89 GA Weekend Stands, $109 GA Weekend Floor, $239 VIP Weekend

Early Bird #3: $99 GA Weekend Stands, $129 GA Weekend Floor, $259 VIP Weekend

Zippo VIP 2-Packs will also be available during the early bird sale for $550 (includes 2 VIP Weekend tickets and 2 commemorative Zippos).

Single day ticket and general weekend packages for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance will be available starting on Friday, May 13 at 10:00 AM EDT. Tickets and VIP packages will initially be priced as follows (increasing in the coming weeks):

GA Weekend: $129 floor, $99 stands

GA 4-Packs: $308

VIP Weekend: $219

VIP 2-Packs: $550

Single Day GA (stands): $44.50

Single Day VIP: $119.50

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance VIP packages include: Stadium-level VIP main stage viewing, floor-level VIP viewing area for the west main stage, dedicated entrance lanes into the festival, VIP area with shade and picnic tables, VIP restrooms, special food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), and a commemorative VIP laminate.

Hotel discounts for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance are available through Curadora at: For full details about all tickets, hotel and VIP packages, visit

In addition to three stages of top rock bands, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance features a craft beer and Gourmet Man Food experience celebrating what makes Philadelphia cuisine famous, unique and delicious.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is proud to support beer entrepreneurship with a celebration of local breweries and specialty drafts hailing from throughout the nation. The initial lineup of regional and national craft beers at Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is as follows: Evolution Craft Brewing Co (Salisbury, MD), Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company (Dover, DE), New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO), Starr Hill Brewery (Crozet, VA), Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, PA) and Victory Brewing Company (Downington, PA).

The initial Gourmet Man Food lineup for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance includes: Braz-B-Q, Chickie & Pete’s, The Cow & The Curd, Dos Hermanos, Dump ’n’ Roll, M.A.T.T.’s Gourmet Sliders, Mama’s Meatballs, Seoulfull Philly, Sum Pig and The Tot Cart.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents says, “When we came to Philadelphia last year, we knew there was a demand for this kind of festival in the market, but the response exceeded our expectations. Growing to two days in our second year was an obvious decision, and we’re looking forward to giving fans an even better experience in 2016.”

“Last year’s Monster Energy Rock Allegiance was a huge success on so many levels,” adds Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “We were proud to bring this venue their first ever concert; a record-setting, sold out smash hit. The audience had such a great time enjoying a unique experience of music and lifestyle — we knew in 2016 we could turn it up a notch!”

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation, and Spectra at Talen Energy Stadium.

Talen Energy Stadium is a state-of-the-art Major League Soccer stadium that serves as the home to Philadelphia Union and is located at 1 Stadium Drive in Chester, PA, just outside Philadelphia.

The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional sponsors include Jack Daniel’s, Zippo Encore, The Music Experience, Take Me Home, and Fxck Cancer/Dyin2Live, with more to be announced.

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Desert Trip Festival Announcement


(PCM) The festival of all festivals has recently been announced. Six legends of music have announced that they will be taking part in a three- day music festival this upcoming October. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, and The Who will all be playing in Indio, California.

Due to overwhelming demand, a second weekend has been added to Desert Trip, Friday, October 14 – Sunday October 16. Six of the world’s most iconic and influential rock and roll artists will come together for a second weekend in Indio, CA.

The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan will perform Friday night, October 7 & 14
Paul McCartney and Neil Young will perform on Saturday night, October 8 & 15
Roger Waters and The Who will perform on Sunday night, October 9 & 16

With performances starting after sunset, each artist will play a full set, serving up three incomparable nights of rock ‘n roll. Located at the home of the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this is the only time and place to see this incredible lineup.

Reserved seats and general admission passes go on sale Monday, May 9 at 10am Pacific Time at

Ticket prices are as follows:
3 day passes
General admission – $399
Reserved floor – $699, $999, $1,599
Reserved grandstand – $999, $1599
Standing pit – $1,599

Single day passes
General admission – $199

Passes subject to applicable service charges

Hotel packages, premium seating, RV and tent camping available.

The weekend will feature an all-star lineup of world renowned chefs and 40 of the best restaurants from Los Angeles to New York.

Visit for passes and details.

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Exclusive Interview: Sick Puppies At Carolina Rebellion


(PCM) If you have been tuning into the rock radio at all these days that you have surely come across the stellar new single “Stick To Your Guns” from rockers Sick Puppies. It has been tearing it’s way up the rock charts and gearing up fans for the released of the band’s highly anticipated new album “Fury” set for release on May 20. The album is currently available for pre-order now.

The upcoming release of “Fury” marks the first new music that we’ve heard from Sick Puppies in nearly two years and to say we are excited is an understatement. We were able to catch the band’s recent performance at Carolina Rebellion opening up the festival’s main stage. Talk about a wake-up call! Sick Puppies gathered quite an audience and provided an outstanding performance! We absolutely can’t wait to catch the band again at the Rock On The Range festival coming up in Columbus, OH.

We were able to catch up with Mark, Emma and Bryan of Sick Puppies to chat about the upcoming new album and what went into the recording process. We also talked about the band’s touring plans for summer, changes in the music industry and more!

Catch up with Sick Puppies here: – @sickpuppies

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