Shinedown Heavy Rock ‘n Grunge

Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness
Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness

Shinedown – For those about to rock, we salute you!

If you like your rock heavy and with more than a taste of grunge then the American rock band Shinedown is the band for you.

Shinedown merge heavy metal rock with post-grunge.  Imagine Nirvana and Metallica having an illegitimate rock child.  The name of that child is Shinedown.

Shinedown are from Jacksonville, Florida and were formed in 2001 by four friends: Brent Smith, Jasin Todd, Brad Stewart and Barry Kerch.

Lead vocalist Brent Smith and drummer Barry Kerch are the only two remaining members.

Their official website includes Shinedown Photos of the band and their live concerts.

The band is currently on a world tour supporting the Chicago rock band, Disturbed.  Disturbed have sold over 10 million albums worldwide, and released three consecutive number 1 albums in the United States.
The explosive Disturbed and Shinedown live experience is currently gathering pace as it rolls out across  the United States throughout September, and will be coming to play in the UK in October in London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Glasgow before heading of to mainland Europe for gigs in Belguim, Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

For a full list of tour dates and to buy tickets, visit

They may be relatively unknown here in the UK but with three albums, each producing hit singles on the other side of the Atlantic, Shinedown are big news in the United States. In fact their debut album, Leave A Whisper went Platinum!

Their third album, The Sound Of Madness, was released earlier this year on Atlantic Records.  The first single to be taken from the album was the opening track, Devour.  The single made the Top 10 US Charts and was also used as the theme tune for the ‘WWE Night Of Champions 2008’ recently shown on satellite tv.

Devour is an awesome track full of testosterone, power and grit.  Check out the official video to see what you’ve been missing.


The Sound Of Madness was released on 24th June 2008.  All tracks can be listened to on the Shinedown official website and also their MySpace page.

Feral Children California Tour

Feral Children - California Tour
Feral Children - California Tour

It seems plenty of our readers enjoyed the free EP download from Feral Children as much as we did, and consequently downloaded their debut album.

Feral Children are amidst a West Coast and Rocky Mountain tour promoting their much acclaimed debut album, Second to the Last Frontier (review to follow shortly). Here are the remaining dates:

August 19th
Scene Bar, Glendale, CA

August 20th
The Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA

August 22nd
Jillians, Las Vegas, NV

August 23
Murray Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT

September 1st
Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA

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Coldplay Postpone North American Tour Dates

Coldplay actuando en un concierto en Kansas en septiembre de 2005Coldplay have postponed their forthcoming North American tour, saying that production issues have caused the delay.

The band have confirmed that the three free concerts will still go ahead as planned at Barcelona, New York and London.

Coldplay have confirmed new dates for North America where they will be promoting the new album Viva La Vida.

A statement from the band promises the wait will be worth it:

“We’re very sorry, but we promise you a show worthy of your patience and understanding when we start in mid-July”.

The new dates are as follows:

Los Angeles, CA The Forum (July 14, 15)
San Jose, CA HP Pavilion (18)
Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena (19)
Chicago, IL United Center (23)
Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center (25)
Pemberton, BC Pemberton Festival (27)
Montreal, QC Bell Centre (29)
Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre (30)
Hartford, CT XL Center (August 2)
Washington, DC Verizon Center (3)
Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden (4)
Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place (October 20)
Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena (21)
East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center (26)
Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills (November 3)
Orlando, FL Amway Arena (7)
Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center (9)
Atlanta, GA Philips Arena (11)
Kansas City, MO Sprint Center (13)
St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center (14)
Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center (16)
Houston, TX Toyota Center (18)
Dallas, TX American Airlines Center (19)
Denver, CO Pepsi Center Arena (21)
Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena (22)
Phoenix, AZ Arena (26)

Supergrass support Foo Fighters on US Tour

Supergrass support Foo Fighters on US Tour

To promote their sixth studio album, Diamond Hoo Ha, which was released today (10th June), Supergrass are back with some great songs and a prestigious support to the mighty Foo Fighters throughout July on their tour of the United States.

Tracks from the new Supergrass album can be heard on the Supergrass MySpace site. The songs show a more mature side to the youthful energy and witty musical stylings of their Britpop origins. But that was over 10 years ago!

It was in 1994 that Supergrass released their debut 7” single, the wonderful Caught By The Fuzz.

After 14 years together, Supergrass (Gaz Coombes-Vocals & Guitar, Mick Quinn-Bass & Vocals, Danny Goffey-Drums & Vocals, Rob Coombes-Keyboard) are still making great records.

Gaz Coombes explains what they were trying to achieve with the new album,

“We wanted a record where you got all of Supergrass, the joy, the intensity, the darkness, the melodies. All of those have always been important to us and still are.”

Supergrass began playing the new album live while supporting both The Arctic Monkeys and Coldplay in the UK last year; and now they are about to embark on a US tour supporting.

Foo Fighters supported by Supergrass, unless stated:
9 July – Seattle,WA Key Arena @ Seattle Center
10 July – Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
12 July – Los Angeles, CA Avalon (Supergass only)
14 July – Morrison,CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
15 July – Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
17 July – Oklahoma,City Ford Center
19 July – Kansas City,MO Kemper Arena
20 July – St.Louis,MO Scottrade Center
22 July – Grand Rapids,MI Van Andel Arena
23 July – Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
25 July – Cleveland,OH Quicken Loans Arena
26 July – Pittsburgh,PA Peterson Events Center @ Univ of Pittsburgh
29 July – E. Rutherford,NJ Izod Center
30 July – New York,NY Webster Hall (Supergrass only)

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