Five Finger Death Punch said in a new video release that Charlie “The Engine” Engen will be taking over on drums for their forthcoming eighth studio album. The band recruited Engen to replace Jeremy Spencer after he exited the band.
The group shared how Charlie came to play with the group, explaining: “it was actually Jeremy that found Charlie. Jeremy had reached out to [him] through Instagram.” Charlie then added, “Yeah, we had been just drum buddies for a while, talking drums and classic stuff, so we developed a relationship that way. And that was a year and a half before all this.”
Read more about the new drummer in the link below.
A new interactive exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is set to open next month; called the “Interactive Garage,” the exhibit is opening July 1 and will enable visitors to play instruments on their own, or with friends or strangers at the museum. It will include keyboards, mixing boards, guitars, drums, studio space and a lounge for playing acoustic instruments.
Visitors can get help with instruments from trained professionals on site. Rock Hall president and CEO Greg Harris said earlier this year that the museum has been working to create a more immersive, hands-on experience for visitors.
The animated The Secret Life of Pets 2 was the No. 1 movie in North America with $47.1 million in receipts, as of Sunday.
Coming in at No. 2 is Dark Phoenix with $33 million, followed by Aladdin at No. 3 with $24.5 million, Godzilla: King of Monsters at No. 4 with $15.5 million and Rocketman at No. 5 with $14 million.
Rounding out the top tier are Ma at No. 6 with $7.8 million, John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum at No. 7 with $7.4 million, Avengers: Endgame at No. 8 with $4.8 million, Pokemon Detective Pikachu at No. 9 with $3 million and Booksmart at No. 10 with $1.6 million.
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger have tied the knot. Schwarzenegger, 29, and Pratt, 39, both announced on their respective Instagram pages that they were married on Saturday, June 8. The couple wed in Montecito, California, and posted a picture of them as a married couple along with the caption: “Yesterday was the best day of our lives! We became husband and wife in front of God, our families and those we love. It was intimate, moving and emotional.”
You can see Schwarzenegger’s Instagram post at the link: here
Pratt and Schwarzenegger announced their engagement in January after dating quietly for months. Schwarzenegger is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor and former California governor, and broadcast journalist Maria Shriver, a niece of President John F. Kennedy. Pratt is known for his roles in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Jurassic World.”
Pratt has a son, Jack, with his ex-wife, actress Anna Faris. They separated in 2017 after eight years of marriage.
Chase Rice is delivering his new single, “Lonely If You Are.” Chase officially announced the song would be his new single during a set at Ascend Ampitheatre as part of this week’s 2019 CMA Fest.
Said Chase: “‘Lonely If You Are’ starts out simply with just an acoustic guitar, which is a different sound for me than what people might be used to, but it also goes back to how I started in Nashville, when it was just me with a guitar writing songs.”
Chase recently scored his first #1 song when “Eyes on You” reached the top spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, where it’s remained for two straight weeks.
Take a listen to ‘Lonely If You Are” in the link below.
Miranda Lambert performed at Nashville’s CMA Fest Saturday night, June 8, and debuted a brand-new tune, “Locomotive.” She told the audience she’d never performed live, but that she thought would “make you groove a little.”
“I chose it for CMA Fest because it’s total country punk-rock,” Lambert noted. “It’s just fun. It really is a reflection of who I am right now.” The singer headlined CMA Fest’s Saturday night bill along with her trio the Pistol Annies, as well as Luke Combs, Dierks Bentley, Billy Ray Cyrus and a surprise performance of “Old Town Road” from Lil Nas X and Keith Urban.
The annual music festival that took place the past week with live shows and events, wrapped on Sunday, June 9.
Slipknot kicked off their European tour on Friday, June 7th, ahead of the release of their highly anticipated sixth album, We Are Not Your Kind, by playing an 18-song set at Finland’s Rockfest. On June 9, the band played at Germany’s Rock am Ring festival, and the band live-streamed their headlining performance in front of a sold-out crowd of 90,000 fans.
Slipknot’s current European trek is scheduled to continue through July 5th’s Resurrection Fest in Spain. The band will then hit FEQ in Quebec City, Canada, before returning to the States to lead the inaugural Knotfest Roadshow. See the full itinerary below.
Phish open up their spring/summer tour dates this week. Things will kick off in St. Louis, leading up to their return to Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee next weekend. The band has confirmed that they will once again be offering live webcasts of a selection of their gigs via LivePhish.com.
The webcast schedule are 16 of Phish’s stops on the tour, starting with two St. Louis shows and continuing with shows at Charlotte, NC’s PNC Music Pavilion, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion, Boston’s Fenway Park, Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre and Phish’s annual return to Colorado’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Labor Day weekend. Check out Phish’s full summer tour schedule below.
Fans can order individual shows or opt for the “I Saw It Again” full summer webcast slate at a discount. More information can be found over at LivePhish.com.
Mystify, a new documentary about late INXS singer Michael Hutchence, has released a two-minute trailer ahead of the movie’s arrival in theaters on July 4.
The trailer opens with the frontman – who took his own life in 1997 at age 37 – saying, “The manner of experience that you go through doing what we do is many lifetimes. The problem is holding on to a fixed point for long enough to understand it.” The film features many of his friends, including former lover Kylie Minogue, talking about his life and achievements.
Mystify was written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, who directed most of INXS’ music videos. An accompanying soundtrack album will also be released that includes two previously unreleased Hutchence songs.
Megadeth will mark the 25th anniversary of “Youthanasia” by performing the 1994 album in its entirety during a special Halloween concert in Denver, CO. The October 31 show will be held at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium, and will highlight Megadeth’s sixth record, which peaked at No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 and sold more than one million copies in the USA.
The Halloween event will follow “MegaCruise: Thrashing Through The Pacific 2019”, which will see the band host the event on The Norwegian Jewel, setting set sail on October 13 from Los Angeles, CA and hit ports of San Diego, CA and Ensenada, Mexico before returning on October 18.