The full musical lineup for Rob Zombie‘s Great American Nightmare on Halloween night has been announced! Previously, Andrew W.K., Modsun, and Beware Of Darkness were slotted. Now they will be joined by punk rock legends Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine and Agent Orange! The event will take place at FEARPlex in Pomona, CA on Thursday, October 31st.
Last week Riot Fest (Chicago) revealed bands that were no longer able to perform this year (Motörhead, Bad Brains and Attack Attack!) while at the same time revealing bands that would be joining this year’s line up (Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K., Hatebreed, T.S.O.L., Off With Their Heads, The Wonder Years, The Flatliners, Hostage Calm, The Interrupters, New Beat Fund and Pet Symmetry). While it is sad that a couple of the bands had to drop off I feel what’s being put in their place isn’t too shabby. In addition to the the new bands Riot Fest has also released single day passes along with what bands will be playing specific days. Both of which you can find past the break.
Heavy metal legends Black Sabbath are celebrating a massive return with the success of their new studio album 13 (review). And soon they plan on hitting the road and touring N. America, bringing their classic sound to the ears of tens of thousands of people across this continent. And who else would they tap for support on this run than…Andrew W.K. Because nothing fits better than getting a party rocker who, apparently, will be doing a DJ set each night. W.K. will be spinning a full set of hard rock and metal tracks spanning each era of hard rock and heavy metal. Full tour dates can be found below.
Not exactly what I would’ve expected. Not even close. READ MORE
Party rocker Andrew W.K. has announced a long string of N. American tour dates that will see him performing in intimate clubs and bars with only a keyboard and a microphone.
W.K. states, “I’m truly excited and also terrified by what will happen at these shows. It’s designed for maximum chaos and to put us as close to the abyss as possible. But we’re going to survive and thrive, because we’ll be in it together, arm-in-arm and heart-to-heart, becoming a human party machine made of blood, love, and courage. Get your friends together and let’s fucking do this!”
The current tour schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
Party rocker Andrew W.K. has teamed up with magician David Blaine for the illusionists next performance: allowing 1,000,000 volts of electricity surge through his body courtesy of a ripping keyboard solo. Yeah, you read that correctly.
Here’s how it works (taken directly from the official PR release): “As part of Blaine’s Ultrabook Experience event, Electrified, Andrew will perform a unique keyboard solo using a tesla coil powered instrument in which David Blaine will be imprisoned as 1,000,000 volts of party music surge through his body. Presented by Intel, Electrified will find the master magician this weekend standing on a 20-foot-high platform at Hudson River Park Pier 54 in New York, surrounded by seven towering metallic orbs – or tesla coils – that will stream 1 million volts of electricity around him for 3 days and 3 nights.”
Andrew W.K. states, “A 1,000,000 volt keyboard??? This is absolutely a once in a lifetime musical experience and probably the most dangerous musical instrument ever created! I’m absolutely electrified and terrified by the opportunity to play a keyboard solo with so much energy, and to use this incredibly powerful device to send a musical surge through David’s brain! I just hope he can withstand my high-powered party piano playing!”
Now, as you can imagine, Andrew W.K. will not be doing a 3 day/3 night keyboard solo. Instead, he will be rocking it out this Sunday, Oct. 7th, at 7:30pm EST. There will also be Ultrabook stations scattered in cities around the world where fans can operate the Tesla coils. On top of that, the whole event will be livestreamed here. For a teaser, check below. READ MORE
Andrew W.K. is never one to do things in a normal fashion. Hell, if anything, it’s the complete opposite. And that’s why he went to ESP Guitars and put together the world’s first official pizza-shaped guitar. Below is a picture of the monstrosity as well as a video showing W.K. rocking it out in front of a double stack of amps and cabinets inside of a pizza parlor in New York City.
W.K. said, “For over 8 years, I dreamed of creating a guitar made out of a slice of pizza supreme. This dream has finally come true, thanks to the incredible ESP guitar company. I first remember meeting with ESP in Japan, back in 2003, and I think they thought I was a little crazy. Well, they were right… I’m crazy like a pizza! After years of design, hand-crafting, and fine-tuning, the amazing guitar masters at ESP have finished the world’s first ever pizza shaped guitar, and it’s as beautiful as it is delicious.”
Allen Steelgrave, ESP director of marketing and artist relations, said, “We love Andrew’s pizza guitar, not only because it’s one of the more unique instruments we’ve ever made, but it shows off Andrew’s amazing personality as a musician and performer, and it also is a great example of how there really are no limitations for people who dream of creating a custom guitar from ESP!” READ MORE
Usually in a horror film, when a body awakens in a morgue, there is some unlucky soul who just happens to be there as a tasty snack. But what happens when zombies wake up and only have each other for company? Well, the answer, my dear readers, awaits you after the jump!
We all got in trouble as youths. Some of us set things on fire or stole a car or got into a lot of fights. Well Andrew Fetterly A.K.A Andrew W.K. was no exception. At age 17 he landed himself a juvenile restraining order because of a song he wrote detailing his obsession with a fellow schoolmate. The following is him explaining the whole situation along with the song titled “My Destiny” that got him in trouble.
“I was in high school in the 1990s, in a town called Ann Arbor in Michigan. I had a crush on a girl and was deeply and passionately fixated on her. She had a baby face, a 14-tooth smile, large eyes, a crowned forehead, an over sized brow and a tender style. She consumed me with both lust and hatred – lust, because I was truly drawn to her beauty and soft skin, and hatred because she rarely spoke to me, wouldn’t look at me much and never gave me a chance to show her my deep affections. I used to call her house just to listen to her say, “Hello?” Then I’d hang up, terrified and shaking with nervous ecstasy.”
Read past the break for the rest on his explanation as well as the actual song and lyrics. READ MORE
Suicide Silence will be hosting this week’s Headbanger’s Ball on MTV2. Singer Mitch and guitarist Mark will be talking about the writing process for their upcoming third album, the making of the “Wake Up” music video, as well as the upcoming Warped Tour where they will be performing with such artists as Andrew W.K., Every Time I Die, Sum 41, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. The episode will also feature a full promo video history of Suicide Silence.
America’s premiere, genre-defying metal band, SUICIDE SILENCE, will soon strike fear into the hearts of today’s impressionable youth as they take part in this summer’s highly anticipated Warped Tour. The group are excited to be one of the tour’s most extreme acts and to have the opportunity to annihilate thousands of new faces each day. They will join a very diverse, impressive list of artists ranging from Andrew W.K. and Sum 41 to Every Time I Die to The Dillinger Escape Plan, among many others. Be sure to either visit www.warpedtour.com or www.myspace.com/suicidesilence to view their complete touring itinerary. READ MORE