Pretty Reckless Join Soundgarden Tour
If you read hear regularly, you are already well aware that Chris Cornell and Soundgarden will be visiting Florida at the end of April for a trio of festival dates. They play Tampa’s Rockfest, Jacksonville’s Welcome To Rockville and Fort Rock in Ft. Myers on consecutive days in late April with The Pretty Reckless and Dillinger Escape Plan. They follow that rush through Florida with a quick tour of the United States. Tour Dates and presale info below.
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Fort Rock, the sister festival to Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, has set the dates and lineup for 2017. Similar to Rockville, Fort Rock will see Def Leppard headline Saturday, with Soundgarden headlining Sunday evening. Other featured acts include a reunited A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Mastodon, and Chevelle. The fifth annual show sponsored by Monster Energy Drink will be held on April 29th and 30th at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL.
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Welcome To Rockville Lineup Announced for 2017 Event
Earlier today, the long-awaited 2017 lineup announcement for Welcome To Rockville was released. This year’s featured bands include a few legendary artists and a slew of up and coming acts. Early bird tickets go on sale Tuesday, December 6th for the April 29th and 30th event at Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park.
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The Magic Lightnin’ Boys combine grit, glory, swamp, sweat, and Aunt Alice’s cold lemonade on the front porch after a long hard day in the hot summer sun. After I heard their new record, Stealin’ Thunder, I jumped out of my chair, yelled “hot damn”, and called my grandma in Kentucky to see if she would make, and mail, me her patented biscuits and gravy, complete with heart-attack sausage grease.
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Sweden seems like a slick place to live. The people are relatively happy, the government offers programs to assist the masses in the form of relatively cheap, or free education and healthcare. I can’t say that I have ever seen an ugly Swede, although my contact with the population is limited. And… they have the best music. I tend to gravitate more towards the blistering effects of Swedish death metal stalwarts Meshuggah, and the artistic orchestration of Ghost rather than pop heavy, more soothing comfort of ABBA and The Cardigans, although both tremendous in their own right.
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What is Higher Truth?
Not many people ever see success playing in a rock band. Even fewer become one of the gods of grunge in the early nineties without succumbing to the madness of a meteoric rise to fame constantly surrounded by drugs and pressure by greedy record executives. Still less go on to even survive this lifestyle and cultivate not only one, but two great bands. The unbreakable Dave Grohl might be an exception to that, but if you include Temple of the Dog, no other musician of the era has enjoyed such success with three bands, swaying through the winds of change, managing to stay relevant, and never letting it get to his head in quite the way Chris Cornell has.
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