Over the weekend, a never ending cavalcade of today’s hottest rock bands marched into the Luxor Festival Grounds and set up shop. The two-day '48 Hours Festival’ boasted two jam-packed days of 22 bands playing on two stages. The show marked the first outdoor hard rock and metal festival to descend on the Vegas Strip, and with any luck, the first of many.
South African grunge-rock trio Seether continue to roll full steam ahead with their latest disc ‘Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray.’ The latest single ‘Tonight’ has not only been blazing up the charts but it was recently pegged by WWE as part of a retrospective for one of their recently retired performers.
When post-grunge band Seether set out to record their latest album, ‘Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray,’ they knew it would stand out from anything in the Seether archive. That’s largely because the guys wrangled mega-producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine) to do all the taping-- a guy with whom they’d always wanted to work.
At a recent Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour stop in Michigan, WGRD 97.9 caught up with Seether, one of the bands occupying the tour's main stage. Frontman Shaun Morgan, drummer John Humphrey and bassist Dale Stewart weighed in on their latest album and the changes they see coming in the near future for the music industry.
Since late August, Seether has been out on the road as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, along with Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine and Escape the Fate. For rock enthusiasts, that sounds like a loaded bill, but Seether’s lead vocalist and guitarist Shaun Morgan has admitted to feeling a bit like ‘the black sheep’ on the tour.
Hurricane Irene may have roared in to New England like a lion but it was the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival that left chaos in its wake. The one day mega-rock extravaganza took over the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., on Tuesday, Aug. 30 (after being postponed two days because of Irene), for what would be an all-you-could-eat-buffet of riffs, licks, and devil horns.