Just a few years ago, the idea of seeing the almighty Soundgarden return to the stage seemed like nothing more than a work of fan fiction. However, after a 16-year stretch between discs and a decade apart, the collective members of Soundgarden launched a comeback releasing their latest offering ‘King Animal’ in November of 2012.
Back in January of 2012, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith issued a bit of a challenge to rock fans asking them to rise up, take a stand and declare the return of rock. Since that time, Shinedown has been proudly carrying the torch, bringing their formidable live show from coast to coast with a force fueled by the fists of a legion of loyal rockers.
In the wake of the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, the local community has sprung into action, raising funds for those impacted by the devastation. Now, several bands with ties to the bay state are stepping up to participate in the ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ benefit show on May 30 at the TD Garden, with net ticket proceeds donated to The One Fund Boston.
Deftones will make you ‘Jump, Jump.’
Yesterday the music community mourned the loss of Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, a member of the rap group Kriss Kross that rose to fame at a very young age in the early ‘90s with their hit single ‘Jump.’ The addictive anthem had an impact far beyond the rap world too, even rock bands like the Deftones took notice.