The Firefly Music Festival 2016 Lineup Has Been Revealed!


(PCM) Firefly Music Festival is returning to The Woodlands for the fifth year on June 16-19, 2016. Along with headliners Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Florence & The Machine, and Deadmau5, the lineup also includes Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Blink-182, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Tame Impala, The 1975, A$AP Rocky, Of Monsters and Men, Major Lazer, Chvrches, and more than 100 additional acts.

General Admission and VIP pass options go on sale Friday, Nov. 20 at 11am EST through General Admission passes start at $279. Camping packages will also be available for purchase at this time.

“We wanted the 2016 lineup to reach a wide audience while resonating with our core Firefly community,” says Christiane Pheil, Talent and Experience Director at Firefly Music Festival. “We’re confident this lineup does just that, and we look forward to celebrating our fifth year with music fans from around the world.”

In 2016, guests can expect the return of favorite attractions such as the Dogfish Head Brewery, The Beercade, The Coffee House, The Market, The Thicket, and Hammock Hangout. New experiences will also debut at the festival in June.

Firefly is partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the fifth year through their Music Gives to St. Jude Kids program. Festival attendees can support the lifesaving work of St. Jude on-site and leading up to the event through a variety of digital, mobile and live donation opportunities. In addition, Firefly is donating a percentage of proceeds from two pass options to St. Jude. Donations from Firefly fans will go towards Red Frog Events’ $25 million commitment to the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, opening in late 2015 on St. Jude’s campus in Memphis.

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2016 World’s Loudest Month Festival Dates Revealed


(PCM) The 2016 dates for the World’s Loudest Month festival series have been announced, including exciting new elements at many events as demand continues to grow. Created by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents, the World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres in April and May.

More than 426,000 fans turned out for the 2015 World’s Loudest Month festivals across the U.S., breaking all attendance records and solidifying the significance of rock and metal music in America.

“You said you wanted more, and we heard you loud and clear,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the WLM festival series for AEG Live. “More days, more bands, more stages, more art, more food…And a few special surprises, too! We can’t wait for spring to get here!”

The 2016 World’s Loudest Month festival dates and locations are as follows:

Monster Energy Fort Rock: April 30 & May 1 in Fort Myers, FL

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville: April 30 & May 1 in Jacksonville, FL

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion: May 6, 7 & 8 in Concord, NC

Northern Invasion: May 14 & 15 in Somerset, WI

Rockfest: May 14 in Kansas City, MO

Rock On The Range 10th Anniversary: May 20, 21 & 22 in Columbus, OH

Rocklahoma 10th Anniversary: May 27, 28, 29 in Pryor, OK

The Bud Light River City Rockfest: May 29 in San Antonio, TX


Rock On The Range (May 20, 21 & 22, Columbus, OH)

Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States–will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2016. Tickets for the 2015 festival sold out, with a monumental 120,000 in attendance over the three days. Die-hard fans (known as “Rangers”) annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus, OH for Rock On The Range, resulting in consecutive sell-outs. With three days of music on three stages, a comedy tent, new art installations, and many onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals. Rock On The Range truly is “Where Rock Lives.”

Rock On The Range Layaway Packages are on sale NOW and VIP and Hotel Packages go on sale Monday, November 16 at Lineup coming soon!

Rocklahoma (May 27, 28 & 29, Pryor, OK)

Rocklahoma is also thrilled to be celebrating the 10 year mark in 2016! 60,000 fans were in attendance for the last Rocklahoma–America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party featuring the best current rock artists and classic bands–at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds, just outside Tulsa, OK. The three-day camping festival features music on three stages, as well as a campground stage to keep the music going all night long! With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.”

Ticket renewals for Rocklahoma 2016 will begin on Monday, November 16, please call 866.310.2288 or email The renewal option is available for those who purchased a weekend reserved or VIP package in 2015. Lineup coming in early 2016!
Monster Energy Fort Rock (April 30 & May 1, Fort Myers, FL)

Monster Energy Fort Rock expands to two days in 2016 after selling out the single-day festival at JetBlue Park for three years in a row. In 2015, South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival had 14,000 in attendance.

Monster Energy Fort Rock lineup will be announced Monday, December 7 at 8am EST. Discounted tickets as well as VIP packages will be available when the lineup is announced. General festival pricing begins on December 21, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save.
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville (April 30 & May 1, Jacksonville, FL)

After expanding into the adjacent EverBank Field grounds in 2015, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville drew a record crowd of 50,000 for the fifth anniversary of Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. The 2015 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville featured performances from over 50 bands, Tequila World, art installations, a diverse food selection, wine tastings, and other onsite activities.

The full Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival experience will be announced Monday, December 7 at 8am EST with discounted tickets, VIP and hotel packages available at that time. General festival pricing begins on December 21, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (May 6, 7 & 8, Concord, NC)

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion grows to three full days in 2016. Tickets for the Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival sold out in advance in 2015, with 80,000 fans in attendance for the fifth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway just outside Charlotte, NC. The festival features the best of today’s rock, along with legendary classic artists, playing on four stages, a world-class BBQ village and top notch camping facilities.

Northern Invasion (May 14 & 15, Somerset, WI)

Northern Invasion jumps to two full days after tickets sold out quickly in year one. The inaugural festival in 2015 gave 25,000 fans in the great north the chance to rock out to the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours and offered a top tier campground experience. In addition to expanding to two days, a third stage will be added along with expanded campgrounds. Lineup, ticket and on sale information for Northern Invasion will be announced soon!

Rockfest (May 14, Kansas City, MO)

Rockfest, a Kansas City tradition, has been thrilling rock fans since 1992. In 2015, tickets were sold out with 50,000 in attendance for the 23rd year of Rockfest at Penn Valley Park in downtown Kansas City. This marked the eighth consecutive year with over 50,000 in attendance for America’s largest one-day music festival, which is known as THE rock & roll event of the Midwest, with three stages and 12 hours of hard-hitting music. Lineup, ticket and on sale information for Rockfest will be announced in early 2016!

The Bud Light River City Rockfest (May 29, San Antonio, TX)

2015 marked the biggest audience yet for The Bud Light River City Rockfest at San Antonio’s AT&T Park, with 27,500 in attendance for the festival’s third year. Lineup, ticket and on sale information for The Bud Light River City Rockfest will be announced in early 2016!

The World’s Loudest Month is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Anheuser Busch, Zippo and Jack Daniel’s.

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Exclusive Interview With Otherwise At The First Annual Food Truck & Rock Carnival


(PCM) Otherwise has been a name that has graced the lips of rocks fans since they broke out on the scene with their debut album “True Love Never Dies” and have since become a pillar within the rock music realm. Over the years the band has showed absolutely no signs of slowing down and their latest album release “Peace At All Costs” showcases some of their most mature and solid work to date.

Otherwise are absolutely captivating to watch in the live environment and seeing many of our favorite songs brought to life on-stage with the passion and intensity that pours forth from this band is just mind-blowing. If you have not seen these guys live, then get out to a show! We recently caught up with the band at the first annual Food Truck & Rock Carnival held in Clark, NJ to chat about the latest album, their insane touring schedule, the music industry and more!

Otherwise are in the process now of getting ready to wrap up their “Brothers In Arms” headlining run, remaining tour dates can be found below:

10/16 Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards#
10/17 Swansboro, NC @ Carteret Speedway (w/Theory Of A Deadman)
10/20 Dallas, TX @ Trees^^
10/21 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar^^

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Rock Allegiance 2015 Review: Appears Festival With Have a Permanent Home In The Philadelphia, PA Region


(PCM) We were beyond stoked to attend the Rock Allegiance Festival held at PPL Park in Chester, PA and I have to say that it was one of the most well-organized and beautifully run festivals that we have had the pleasure of attending. Rock Allegiance featured over 12 hours of music, craft beer and gourmet man food with 15+ bands performing on three stages. This year’s stellar line-up featured the talent of Rob Zombie, Korn, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Pop Evil, Atreyu, Bring Me The Horizon and many many more who truly brought their A-game to the sell-out crowd of over 26,000 fans in attendance.

Rock Allegiance was PPL Park’s first-ever live music event and the sell-out crowd broke the venues previous attendance records by nearly 10,000 individuals. Producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents had the following comments “To set an attendance record in a new venue with a new festival, I couldn’t be more pleased with our choice to have Monster Energy Rock Allegiance in Philadelphia and to cement the city as our official home for many years to come”.

The layout featured two main stages that were situated directly next to one another inside the stadium bowl, so that once one stage ended the other almost immediately began. This made it incredibly easy for fans to simply turn themselves in one direction or another and not miss a single moment of their favorite artists performance. There was also a tent stage set-up directly outside the main stadium that also featured a fantastic array of bands such as Hollywood Undead, Saint Asonia, Butcher Babies, Charm City Devils and From Ashes To New.


With so many great performances throughout the day it was an incredibly difficult task to narrow down our highlights from the day. We found ourselves to be incredibly impressed with Atreyu who are making a comeback in a huge way this year after taking a bit of hiatus, as well as, Pop Evil who are truly enjoying the fruits of their labor with the amazing success of their new album “UP” and hit single “Footsteps” which is currently being used in the national ad campaign for Dodge.  We also have to note that we were blown away yet again by Saint Asonia. After seeing their debut performance at this year’s Rock On The Range back in May, they are truly showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.



The theatrics from an In This Moment performance are always phenomenal, as vocalist Maria Brink has the audience captivated from beginning to end and Papa Roach are the masters of amping up the energy in the room and truly getting the party kicked well into high gear.  Another band that appears to get better and better with age is Five Finger Death Punch. They are truly a force to be reckoned with in the rock universe and bring such amazing raw aggression and emotion to their live performance.  One can’t help but wish to dive head first into the mosh pit and go absolutely wild. Just have to note that vocalist Ivan Moody’s “skin” jacket was probably one of the creepiest things we’ve seen in awhile!


We never have enough good things to say about a live performance from Godsmack and their appearance at Rock Allegiance even further cemented our undying love for this band. They blasted through their set filled with hit after hit and it was over almost as quickly as it began. To close out the evening, we caught sets from hard-hitting rockers KORN and Rob Zombie who both did an amazing job at keeping the energy levels high despite the fact that fans had been rocking out since the early afternoon hours. We have said it before and will say it again, KORN has been sounding a lot more refreshed than in years past and appear to be truly enjoying themselves on the stage. Front man Jonathan Davis knows how to take control of the stage and the band performs like a well-oiled machine.


Following KORN, it was time to get the Zombie party started!  No matter how many times we have seen Rob Zombie live, we still find ourselves belting out all of the lyrics and jumping around like crazy to our favorite songs. Once Zombie takes the stage, he is like a whirlwind, leaping back and forth across the stage risers and even jumping off the stage completely to perform up close and personal with fans down in the crowd. Zombie walked the barrier several times during “Never Gonna Stop” and at one point even ran out deep in the crowd to perform at the soundboard giving fans who were further back in the stadium a more personal experience. Guitarist John 5 was spot-on and is absolutely hypnotic to watch on the stage, we are on the edge of our seats in anticipation for Zombie’s upcoming new album to see just what he has in-store for us next!

After a full day of rock n’ roll we weren’t sure we could muster the energy for anything else, but when a band like Steel Panther is playing the after party it is certainly worth staying!  We partied for a few songs and had a few laughs and then it was time for our rockin’ day to come to an end!  What was so incredible about the Rock Allegiance line-up is that nearly all of the band’s featured on the bill are headline worthy in their own right and gathering them all together in once place to celebrate the spirit of rock n’ roll was truly a magical experience.


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Exclusive Interview With Clutch Bassist Dan Maines! New Album “Psychic Warfare” Due Out October 2!


(PCM) Always one of our very favorite bands to catch live, Clutch put on an incredible performance at the inaugural Food Truck & Rock Carnival held at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ. Currently, Clutch are gearing up for the October 2 release of their eleventh studio album “Psychic Warfare” released via their own label Weathermaker Music. “Psychic Warfare” serves the perfect follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed “Earth Rocker” which debuted at #15 on the Billboard charts when it was released back in 2013.

We were thrilled to hear some new tracks making their way into the band’s live set and if these songs are any indication of what’s to come with the new album, we are sure to have yet another phenomenal release from Clutch!

We caught up with Clutch bassist Dan Maines to chat about the recording process for “Psychic Warfare”, changes in the music industry, upcoming touring plans and more!


On adding in new songs to the live performance 

DAN MAINES: We opened last night at The Shindig Festival with two new ones and all together we had about six new ones in the set.

On reading feedback on social media about the new music 

DM: I come across that stuff, but I don’t search for it. It’s too easy to get wrapped up in all of that, but we do like to play our newest stuff whenever we have the opportunity, sometimes even before we record songs we will play it live. That’s more for our benefit than anything else, just to see if the song has legs and if it’s something that we need to put on the back burner.  It’s definitely something that keeps things fresh on our end.

On the difficulty of crafting a set list and adding in new material

DM: As a musician that is the stuff that you are going to be most interested in playing and I think it’s a good exercise for all of us to kind of gauge where the song is and what needs to be changed and it keeps us thinking about the music. It’s too easy sometimes to fall into this automatic mode, especially if you are playing the same set list over and over again night after night. Sometimes you catch yourself not even paying attention to what it is that you’re playing and that’s when mistakes are made.

On the recording process for “Psychic Warfare”

DM: We worked about with Machine, who is the producer we used for Blast Tyrant” back in 2004 and then we used him again for “Earth Rocker” and things went really well for us on “Earth Rocker”. I think we felt more comfortable working with Machine for that record than we did for “Blast Tyrant”. I think it was a bit of a shock when we did “Blast Tyrant” because his methods are pretty unorthodox and we just felt more comfortable with him by the time we got around to doing “Earth Rocker”. I think that made the process for “Psychic Warfare” a lot easier because we had made the decision to go with him very early on in the process, so we had the opportunity to bring him down to our studio in Maryland a couple times for an extended period of time just to work out the songs and that was a big help. So, by the time we got into Texas we had not only all the songs written out, but we had played them live for at least two or three weeks before we went into the studio.

When we got into Texas, we just set up the gear and really just kind of belted them out. There was really only one song, it was “A Quick Death In Texas”, that we had ideas and riffs for, but it was really written in song form in his studio in Texas.

On the ways Machine challenged the band during the recording process

DM: His recording style is very different. Normally, you get a band and you set everyone up in the same room and you have everything mic’d and you push record and just play that song over and over again until you get what everyone agrees is the good take. When we did “Earth Rocker” it was very different. We recorded one instrument at a time, we recorded the drums and once the drum takes were done, we recorded the bass and then moved on to guitars and that was very unusual for us, maybe not for other bands, but for us it was kind of an unusual way of doing it. But, when it came time to do “Psychic Warfare”, we really expressed our desire to do it as more of a live setting recording process, so he was very flexible with us on that and he allowed us to set everything up and we recorded it as a band. It was much more of a live approach to recording than with “Earth Rocker”.

On the imperfectly perfect sound of the live recording style

DM: When you have music being recorded into a computer and you have it laid out in front of your eyes and you can see the imperfections, it’s too easy to cut that aspect of recording out and only listen with your ears. It’s something that can both be a crutch and a useful tool, you just have to be able to reign yourself in and use it for the benefit of the music.

On upcoming touring plans and release day for “Psychic Warfare” on Oct 2

DM: We have a tour that starts on October 3 and it’s mostly an East Coast and Midwest tour. We go out to California for a couple of festivals, but we’ll be going back out early next year to hit a lot of the markets we don’t do in October. We’ve got a UK and European run in November and then we have our usual week’s worth of shows between the 25th and the 1st of December.

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Exclusive Interview With Rock n’ Roll Queen Lita Ford! New Music And Autobiography Are On The Way Soon!


(PCM) It was quite an honor to sit down with the gorgeous and legendary Lita Ford just prior to her performance at the recent Food Truck & Rock Carnival held at Oak Ridge Park, in Clark, NJ. We spoke in depth about her upcoming book release, as well as, when we can expect to hear any new music on the horizon. Fans will be pleased to know that both are on the table for 2016 and that there will be plenty of live dates on the way as well!

Additional Lita Ford tour dates can be found below:

10/23 San Jose, CA Rockbar Theater
10/ 24 Modesto, CA Fat Cat Lounge – Northern California Women’s Music Festival
10/25 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
10/30 – 11/ 3 Miami / Jamaica KISS Kruise V – (Sailing from Miami to Jamaica w/ KISS, Steel Panther & Fozzy)

11/14 Calgary, AB, Canada Deerfoot Inn Casino
11/ 21 Ormond Beach, FL Performing at: “Metal – The Post Apocolyptic Tour” at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona


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