The Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards Show honored musicians who too often get overlooked, though there was hardly any introduction needed for the night's top honoree -- Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler. Hartke helped line up some of metal's biggest names on Saturday night (Nov. 9) at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre to salute the man who helped paved the way for their own careers.
New York City got an intimate evening with Falling In Reverse last night (Nov. 5) for a sold out show at Gramercy Theater. The band had a two-hour meet and greet with fans while others began to sing Falling In Reverse songs while waiting for the show to start.
After kicking off at the end of September, the third annual hardDrive Live Monster Energy Outbreak Tour came to an end last night, but not before a weekend of memorable shows including their sold out stop at the Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H. on Friday, Nov. 1.
A lot has changed since 1988 when Slayer last laid waste at the historic Hollywood Palladium, playing with Danzig (on a night when a riot broke out, resulting in a ban from playing from the venue). Musical trends have shifted dozens of times since then but Slayer have never veered off course, continuing to plow a path of metal that's as pure, dark and compelling as any other band in the genre.