There are an incredible amount of hard rock and metal music festivals held worldwide as the summer season stretches from May to September. There's Mayhem, Rock on the Range, Reading, Leeds, Download, Hellfest, Wacken and Bloodstock, just to name a few. But for connoisseurs of punk rock who are looking for a major festival, an incredible lineup has just been put together for the 2013 Amnesia Rockfest in Quebec, Canada, with some hard rock and metal sprinkled in, as well.
Acclaimed sound engineer Bryan Carlstrom (Alice in Chains, the Offspring) has tragically passed away at the age of 51. Carlstrom was one of the most important engineers/producers in the world of hard rock, modern punk and metal, having contributed to well over 100 albums, including engineering the Alice in Chains masterpiece 'Dirt' and the Offspring favorites 'Ixnay on the Hombre' and 'Americana.'
In late 2012, the Offspring toured with Dead Sara. During the Offpsring's set, Emily Armstrong from Dead Sara would join the band for a stripped down version of 'Gone Away.' A video of an October performance of the song at a show at the Hollywood Palladium, as well as footage of the pair recording a studio version of the song, has been released (watch below).
The 1999 film 'Idle Hands' had become a modern cult classic amongst fans of comedy, horror and stoner flicks. Although 'Idle Hands' didn't get the best critical response, when the movie is mentioned in social circles, 'Idle Hands' always seems to illicit a gleeful response.