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First-Ever Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival Welcomes Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon, Ghost, The Prodigy & Many More One-Of-A-Kind Destination Event To Feature Top Music Artists, Art Installations, Comedy Performances & More Incredible Onsite Experiences.

May 17, 18 & 19, 2019 At MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, Ohio – Tickets On Sale Friday, November 30 At Noon ET

Premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the highly anticipated music and comedy lineup for their new destination event, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which debuts at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Multiplatinum artists Foo Fighters, System Of A Down and Disturbed lead the spectacular and diverse music lineup for Sonic Temple, which will also feature performances from Bring Me The Horizon, The Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, The Cult, and many other chart-topping and up-and-coming music artists. SiriusXM’s Comedy & Spoken Word Tent will include comedy from Andrew Dice Clay, Pauly Shore, and others, as well as a spoken word set from Henry Rollins. The festival will feature three music stages, premium food and beverage selections, art installations, and enhanced onsite experiences.

General Admission, VIP and Premium VIP tickets, and hotel and camping packages for Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival go on sale Friday, November 30 at Noon ET.

System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian says, “Although in its inaugural year, Sonic Temple’s pedigree is proven, and its roots are strong; it made total sense for us to be involved. One could argue that it was a long time coming. We’ll see you all in Columbus this May.”

David Draiman of Disturbed says, “We are honored to share the stage with all of our amazingly talented friends and colleagues at the upcoming Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Are You Ready?!?!”

The current music lineup for Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival is as follows (subject to change): Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon, The Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, The Cult, In This Moment, The Hives, Gojira, The Distillers, Meshuggah, Action Bronson, The Struts, Refused, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Black Label Society, Beartooth, Scars On Broadway, Architects, Tom Morello, Avatar, Pussy Riot, Bad Wolves, Fever 333, Mark Lanegan Band, Badflower, The Glorious Sons, Issues, Yungblud, H09909, Black Pistol Fire, Scarlxrd, Zeal & Ardor, Basement, The Black Dahlia Murder, Don Broco, Wage War, Hands Like Houses, While She Sleeps, Palaye Royale, Movements, Amigo The Devil, The Plot In You, Boston Manor, COUNTERFEIT., Demob Happy, Teenage Wrist, The Pretty Vicious, Black Coffee, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, No1Cares and The Jacks.

The inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival replaces the long-standing Rock On The Range, America’s largest and most acclaimed rock festival, which routinely sold out over its 12-year span.

Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents said, “I am so proud of what we accomplished with Rock On The Range, and with the debut of Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, we’re excited to bring our devoted rock fans and the city of Columbus a one-of-a-kind, world-class event that expands on the festival experience. The idea behind Sonic Temple is walking into something bigger than yourself, where YOU belong, or where you were always meant to be. The crowd is unparalleled, and the energy is electrifying, like going to a place of worship. We want this festival to be a temple of rock n’ roll. We want this to be the ultimate rock experience for the true fans who love the genre as much as we do.”

In addition to performances from top music artists, and various onsite attractions, attendees will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage options celebrating local Columbus flavors. Food and beverage options offered on the exterior of the stadium will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Selections from the following local and regional restaurants will be available: Bonifacio, Buckeye Donuts, BruBrothers Coffee, Chicago’s Dog House, Cousins Maine Lobster, Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen, Hangry City, Mikey’s Late Night Slice, MoMo Ghar, Pie Baby Wood Fired Pizza, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, Sophie’s Pierogi, Smoked on High BBQ, The Midway Café, and fan favorite Island Noodles.

Dave Grohl Breaks Leg After Fall During Foo Fighters Concert, Still Finishes Show

By Graham ‘Gruhamed’ Hartmann

The saga of “What can’t Dave Grohl do?” has hit a new high. During a Foo Fighters performance tonight (June 12) in Gothenburg, Sweden, Grohl fell off the stage and broke his leg. Despite this serious injury, Grohl was able to finish the show anyway.Dave Grohl is a Renaissance man. He’s a prolific musician, documentary film maker Record Store Day ambassador, and now, certified badass. Fan-shot footage posted to YouTube doesn’t show the actual fall, which happened during a performance of “Monkey Wrench,” which was only the second song in Foo Fighters’ set. However, it does capture Dave Grohl addressing the crowd right after the accident.

“Ladies and gentleman… I love you too motherf—ers,” Grohl began. “Now look, I think I just broke my leg. I think I REALLY broke my leg. So look, you have my promise, right now, that the Foo Fighters; we’re gonna come back and finish the show. Right now, I’m gonna go to the hospital. I’m gonna fix my leg, but then I’m gonna come back and we’re gonna play for you again. I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry. We’re gonna do it, but right now, Taylor Hawkins, you’ve gotta do it. You’ve gotta do it.”

According to Consequence of Sound, Foo Fighters continued the show without Grohl, as Taylor Hawkins assumed vocal duties for a batch of cover songs. Eventually, Dave Grohl was actually wheeled back onto the stage and finished the concert sitting in a chair with his leg bandaged up. “I may not be able to walk or run, but I can still play guitar and scream,” proclaimed Grohl.

Fans are currently sharing photos on Reddit. Additional video can be found this Swedish live streaming site. Once again, we must proclaim out utmost respect for Mr. Dave Grohl.

It’s not yet known how the injury will affect Foo Fighters planned North American tour, which is slated to kick off July 4 in Washington, D.C.

Update: Dave Grohl did in fact break his leg, as evidenced by the X-ray shared on Foo Fighters’ Twitter page a short while ago:

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Record Store Day 2015: The Ultimate Guide

 From a Metallica demo to Elvis’ first acetate, these are the best releases of this year’s event.

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This weekend, Record Store Day will be flooding music outlets around the country with new releases, reissued classics and thousands of fans looking bring home a few of each. Where Jack White, for instance, is mass-producing his latest acquisition (the acetate from Elvis Presley’s first session), Bruce Springsteen is breaking down his recent Album Collection Vol. 1 box set, disc by limited-edition disc. The full list includes more split singles, old treasures and strangely-colored vinyl than any single person could possibly consume, so we’ve broken it down into a few tidy categories and selected the most essential records in each one.


Foo Fighters

Record Store Day ambassador Dave Grohl leads new releases with Foo Fighters’ Songs From the Laundry Room, a 10-inch featuring two demos, a cover of Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America” and new song “Empty Handed.” Sun Records – a possible subject if Grohl visits Memphis in a Sonic Highways season two – will compile deep cuts from artists like Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Charlie Rich into the Curated by Record Store Day Vol. 2 double-album. Meanwhile, the newer L.A. label Alive Naturalsound will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with four sides of their own, compiling unreleased or hard-to-find tracks by artists like Lee Bains III and the Black Keys.

Bob Dylan’s basement tapes were once rock’s greatest unreleased treasure, and after a 2014 box set made the whole collection available, Band organist Garth Hudson is hand-numbering vinyl reissues of some of the original tracks. Paul McCartney’s soundtrack to The Family Way, a 1966 British film, has long been out-of-print, but those unable to afford an extremely rare old copy (that is, almost all of us) can now buy a new one. U2’s Songs of Innocence might have been the least rare LP ever released, but a vinyl double-album will now appease those who needed the record on more than just their iPhone.

Elsewhere, Jerry Garcia’s 1974 Compliments will be released on translucent green vinyl, and the Dead’s Uniondale, NY, 3/29/90 will be released in a five-LP box set. And where a Courtney Barnett 12-inch will feature a cover of John Cale’s “Close Watch,” Against Me!’s “Osama Bin Laden As the Crucified Christ” 7-inch holds two new versions of the Transgender Dysphoria Blues track.

This year’s Record Store Day will also showcase a series of split 7-inches where each side plays a different artist’s take on the same song. Two of the more notable rock installments feature David Bowie and Tom Verlaine doing “Kingdom Come” and the Black Keys and Junior Kimbrough doing “Meet Me in the City.”


Black Bastards

Record Store Day’s hip-hop releases seem to targeted at crate-diggers who are content with browsing the new releases. Those fans will have their choice between two J Dilla 7-inches: One, “Love,” advertises unreleased material; the other, “Fuck the Police,” has been out of print for a decade and will be released on a badge-shaped picture disc. A single degree of separation away, KMD (the early group of Dilla collaborator MF Doom) will be issuing their long-shelved Black Bastards in a CD box set. The record was once held for its controversial cover art – now, it comes with a pop-up book.

Going back a little further, Wu-Tang Clan will be issuing “Protect Ya Neck” and “Method Man” (and a combined five remixes of those tracks) on yellow and black vinyl. The Best of Sugarhill Gang will become available as a double-LP, and “The Message” will be released in the 7-inch covers series, with Grandmaster Flash on the A side and Irish punks Stiff Little Fingers on the B.


Willie Nelson

This year’s biggest country releases are mostly reissues. Dolly Parton’s The Grass Is Blue, for instance, will see its first vinyl release. And where Johnny Cash’s 1983 Koncert v Prague will now be issued on “Soviet red,” Willie Nelson’s Teatro will be all gold. Nearly 50 years after it was recorded, Chet Atkins’ nearly-lost My Brother Sings will be made available to those who can’t afford the original’s four-figure price tag, and a few of Charlie Feathers’ late-Fifties rockabilly 45s and 78s will be compiled on one 10-inch.

For new stuff, check Lee Ann Womack’s acoustic Trouble in Mind EP and Blackberry Smoke’s Wood, Wire and Roses. A split 7-inch combines versions of “Brass Buttons” recorded by Gram Parsons and the Lemonheads, and a split 10-inch combines Robert Johnson’s “Terraplane Blues” with Steve Earle’s new version of the same. Meanwhile, Lydia Loveless and Cory Branan both attempt Prince covers on a split single of their own.

Good news for Wille fans: Not all of the 81-year-old’s Record Store Day appearances are archival. Those seeking an unreleased live recording should seek out Asleep at the Wheel’s Still the King bonus tracks.



As seems to be the case every year, metal’s biggest 2015 Record Store Day release comes from the genre’s biggest band, Metallica, who have been enthusiastic supporters of the event since its inception. The groups’ latest RSD contribution is a limited-edition cassette reissue of its rip-roaring 1982 demo tape No Life ‘Til Leather, complete with artwork replicated from drummer Lars Ulrich’s own copy and featuring his handwriting. Metallica’s brethren in thrash’s “Big 4,” Slayer have their own killer release lined up for Saturday, a new song, “When the Stillness Comes,” on blood-spattered 7-inch vinyl, while unabashed Metallica fans Stone Sour – the hard-rock outfit led by Slipknot’s Corey Taylor – burn through the group’s classic “Creeping Death” on their Record Store Day offering, a five-track covers EP.

Other headbanger-friendly fodder includes vinyl reissues from At the Gates and Carcass, an EP of three rare original cuts plus a Nirvana cover from Every Time I Die, a 12-inch picture disc of Mastodon’s 2014 one-off song “Atlanta” with head Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes and a slick leather-bound, foil-embossed CD box set of Ministry main man Al Jourgensen’s Wax Trax! output, including music by Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pailhead, 1,000 Homo DJs and more.



As with years past, some of the most interesting Record Store Day releases are some of the most unusual. A few don’t even contain music. Turntable Baseball, a successor to last year’s Turntable Football, uses “Decagonaphonic Multi-groove Technology” to host two-player nine-inning competitions. There’s even a B side “concession stand challenge,” whatever that entails. Basketball fans should jump to Furious Hoops Vol. 1, an indie rock compilation paying homage to the NBA of the 1990s, and those who prefer sports entertainment to actual sports should secure a copy of The Wrestling Album, reissued on Hulk Hogan red and yellow.

Another one for Nineties nostalgists: Polaris’ self-explanatory Music From the Adventures of Pete and Pete. The title of Bob Marley Interviews: So Much Things to Say (a collection of conversations with radio host Neville Willoughby) is similarly self-explanatory, and though it was released way back in 1969, the name of The Next to Last Joan Rivers Album also proved correct. This first-ever CD release includes an essay by Sarah Silverman and period photos of the comedian.