Rock Daypop

3 Doors Down announce ‘Away From the Sun’ anniversary tour

3 Doors Down will celebrate its sophomore album, Away From The Sun this summer with the Away From The Sun Anniversary Tour, hitting amphitheaters in major markets across the U.S.  The band will be playing all the songs from the album throughout the performances, plus more of their biggest hits. Candlebox will serve as support on the ‘Away From The Sun’ Anniversary Tour, which is slated to be the band’s last US tour in honor of the 30th anniversary of the band.

Away From The Sun features “Here Without You,” which reached No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and was certified 6x platinum in the US.  Its lead single “When I’m Gone,” peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, becoming one of the longest-running No. 1 singles.  3 Doors Down’s Brad Arnold shares: “Away From The Sun has always been a personal favorite of mine because of how much it resonated with our country’s service members. We are so blessed to be able to celebrate these significant milestones because we were very young making these albums, and we still have so much more life to give our fans. The show we are planning will be next level this year. It’s going to be incredible to have Candlebox on tour with us. I’ve been a fan of theirs since I was a teenager..“

Artist Presale and VIP Packages are available now, with general on sale for the tour beginning Friday, March 24th at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster.

Editorial credit: Sterling Munksgard /

Rock Daypop

Def Leppard to release album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Def Leppard will release a new album with London’s iconic The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, titled ‘Drastic Symphonies.’  The album, due out May 19th, will feature some of Def Leppard’s greatest songs reimagined, as well as a few rare tracks.  Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott shares: “Def Leppard has always enjoyed veering off the expected path – working with the likes of Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Alison Krauss for example. So, when the offer to revisit some of our back catalogue with the Royal Philharmonic was presented to us, we all jumped at it. Although we’re far from the first band to ever do this, working directly with an orchestra at Abbey Road on some of our more orchestrated songs seemed too good of an opportunity to pass up.”

Drastic Symphonies will be available on CD, 2LP black vinyl, limited 2LP colored vinyl, limited 2LP picture disc, CD/Blu-Ray (Atmos) and digitally. The vinyl and Atmos versions will also feature an exclusive bonus track “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad.”  A collection of exclusive merch is now available for pre-order in the band’s official webstore.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was recorded at Abbey Road in March 2022 and is produced by Def Leppard, Ronan McHugh & Nick Patrick, with arrangements by Eric Gorfain. The first preview from the album is “Animal” which can be streamed – here.

To pre-order ‘Drastic Symphonies,’ head here.

Def Leppard Announce Album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Share Re-Imagined “Animal”: Stream

Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency /

Rock Daypop

Lollapalooza 2023 lineup to feature Red Hot Chili Peppers, Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, and more

Lollapalooza has announced the lineup for its 2023 music festival, taking place Aug. 3-6 at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. The festival, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021, will take place across nine stages and four days. Headlining the event are Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Odesza, Lana Del Rey, Karol G, the 1975, and Tomorrow X Together.

Also on the bill this year are Lil Yachty, Fred Again.., Noah Kahan, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, J.I.D., Pusha T, Maggie Rogers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diplo, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Tems, the Rose, Rina Sawayama, Rema, Morgan Wade, Lainey Wilson, L’Impératrice, Ivan Cornejo, Sudan Archives, Joey Bada$$, Sylvan Esso, Key Glock, Alex G, Magdalena Bay, Beabadoobee, Hemlocke Springs, and many others on the 170+ artist lineup.

Festival organizers remain committed to giving back to Chicago, having donated $2.2 million to the Lollapalooza Arts Education fund to support arts education in the city’s public schools. The event also hosts an annual job fair, partners with other local festivals such as Black Culture Fest, and has helped fund improvements in Grant Park spaces.

Set times for each day of the festival have yet to be announced. Pre-sale for tickets begins Thursday (March 23) at 11 am ET at

Editorial credit: Sterling Munksgard /

Rock Daypop

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH signs with BMG, will drop new album this summer

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH has signed a new global recordings agreement with BMG to release its new upcoming new studio album, marking his first recordings deal with BMG, which also serves as Mammoth WVH’s music publisher. Mammoth WVH is Wolfgang Van Halen lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, bass, drums. and piano in studio, with a live band assembled for touring.  

Said Van Halen: “The Mammoth team and I are so excited to now be a part of the BMG family. The entire team have welcomed us with open arms and have been nothing short of wonderful. I couldn’t ask for better partners for the future of Mammoth.”

Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on a trio of Billboard charts including Rock, Hard Rock, and Independent Albums, while peaking at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, led by the chart-topping mainstream rock radio singles “Distance” — which received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song — “Don’t Back Down,” and the Top 10 “Epiphany.”

Mammoth WVH is finishing up a tour with Alter Bridge before supporting select dates on Metallica’s “M72 World Tour” throughout 2023 and 2024.

Editorial credit: Debby Wong /

Rock Daypop

Måneskin announce fall 2023 RUSH! World Tour dates

Måneskin will be touring this fall in support of their latest album Rush!  The band will spend a majority of the run in North America, with additional dates in Europe, South America, Australia and Asia, along with the other dates still remaining on their Rush! World Tour.

Måneskin sold out shows on their first headline North American tour, and for this run they will be hitting arenas across the U.S. and Canada, including a show at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden.

Tickets are available now with American Express® Early Access.  American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for the North American dates before the general public now through Wednesday, March 22 at 10PM local time. The general on-sale for RUSH! World Tour will start Thursday, March 23 at 10AM Local Time on

Editorial credit: Fred Duval /

Rock Daypop

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen issues statement after violent assault

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen issued a statement after being violently assaulted last week outside of a hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The band was in town following a performance the previously evening with Mötley Crüe at the Hard Rock Live in nearby Hollywood, FL.

Per a Ft. Lauderdale police incident report, the assailant, 19-year-old Max Edward Hartley, was arrested shortly after the incident and has been charged with four counts of criminal mischief; one count of misdemeanor battery; and one count of aggravated battery.  Hartley allegedly charged at Allen, who hit his head after being knocked to the ground. The assailant also apparently attacked a woman who tried to interfere in the incident, hitting her repeatedly and dragging her by the hair.

In his statement, Allen said: “Thank you everyone for your overwhelming support. Your love and prayers are truly helping. My wife Lauren [Monroe] was thankfully not with me at the time of the incident. We are together now, and working on recovering in a safe space [and focused on] healing for everyone involved. We ask you to join us in our effort to move from confusion and shock to compassion and empathy. We understand this act of violence can be triggering for so many people. To all of the fans, veterans and first responders in our global community, we are thinking of you all. Together with love, we can all get through these difficult times.”

Allen joined Def Leppard in 1978, and famously lost his left arm in a serious automobile accident in 1984, but has remained the band’s drummer ever since.

Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Says He’s Focused on “Healing” After Violent Attack

Editorial credit: TDC Photography /

Rock Daypop

Metallica share multiple-language lyric videos for “If Darkness Had a Son”

Metallica’s 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, is set for release on April 14. The 12-track album, produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, is the band’s first full-length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

Metallica have now shared the official lyric video for the song, “If Darkness Had A Son” — with versions in English, as well as Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, and Korean. All versions can be viewed on Metallica’s YouTube channel.

In addition, you can pre-order for the limited transparent yellow cassette edition of 72 Seasons, which includes an 8-panel j-card with lyrics. To pre-order. head here.

Finally, to pre-order 72 Seasons in multiple configurations, head here.

Editorial credit: Cristina Massei /

Rock Daypop

Guns N’ Roses, Tool and Korn headlining 2023 Aftershock Festival

2023 Aftershock announced that Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn are among the headliners for this year’s festival. The star-studded lineup also features Godsmack, Pantera, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Rancid, Daughtry, Turnstile, 311, I Prevail and The Cult performing over the course of the four-day event.

Billed as “the West Coast’s biggest rock festival,” Aftershock Festival will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California, October 5-8. Avenged Sevenfold will kick off the festival with a headlining performance on October 5, with Tool headlining on October 6, and Korn the following night. Guns N’ Roses close out the festival with their headlining set on October 8.

Tickets for 2023 Aftershock are available now. Visit the official website for details.

Editorial credit: Photography Stock Ruiz /

Rock Daypop

Queen co-founder and guitarist Brian May knighted by King Charles III

Queen co-founder Brian May was knighted by King Charles III, making him the first member of the legendary rock group to receive the honor. King Charles bestowed the honor by placing a ceremonial sword on May’s shoulder during the Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, officially making May a “Knight Bachelor.” The 75-year-old May shared an image of the moment on his Instagram with the caption “no words.”

May performed on the roof at Buckingham Palace in 2002 for Queen Elizabeth’s golden jubilee, and in 2005 he was given the title of “Commander of the Order of the British Empire.” The knighthood means that May will now be referred to as “Sir Brian May.”

Editorial credit: Markus Wissmann /

Rock Daypop

2023 Louder Than Life to feature Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Green Day and more

The Louder Than Life festival announced its return in 2023, posting on social media: “Get ready for the LOUDEST weekend of the year with Foo Fighters, Green Day, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Pantera, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Rancid, Turnstile and so many more! GA and VIP Weekend, Single Day plus Angel’s Envy Top Shelf passes are ON SALE NOW, starting at $10 down. Hurry and lock them in now, they will go fast 🔥🔥🔥 🎟”

The 2023 Louder Than Life festival is set to take place September 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2023 to Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.  Aside from headlining acts Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold and Green Day, the four-day festival will feature sets from Weezer, Rancid, Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, the Pantera celebration, Falling in Reverse, Queens of the Stone Age and Turnstile among the top billed acts of the weekend. In total, more than 100 acts will play the five stages set up and fans will be able to partake in some of Louisville’s finest spirits and cuisine during their downtime from watching performances.

Foo Fighters headlining opening night on Thursday, Sept. 21, Tool taking the top spot for Friday, Sept. 22, Avenged Sevenfold getting closing duties on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Green Day closing things out on Sunday, Sept. 24. Single-day, weekend general admission and VIP passes as well as Angel’s Envy Top Shelf VIP passes are Louder Than Life are on sale now.  To see prices and ticketing options and to pick up your passes for the 2023 edition of Louder Than Life, visit the festival website:

Foo Fighters, Pantera, Green Day among 2023 Louder Than Life performers

Editorial credit: oneinchpunch /