Two new songs duke it out for your vote this week!

Challenger #1: Kongos and their new one “Come With Me Now”

Challenger #2: We As Human and their latest with former Flyleaf lead single Lacey Sturm “Take the Bullets Away”

Two songs enter, only one moves onto next week!


“Torn to Pieces”, Pop Evil’s third single from their latest album “Onyx”, is rocketing up the charts and could be on it’s way to being the band’s third straight #1 single.  The band released the music video for their latest track, which can be seen above, on PopCrush and earlier today.

The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that they’ll use the band’s first #1, “Trenches”, as their playoff theme song this season.


In wake of the one year anniversary of the death of their former bassist Chi Cheng, Deftones posted a previously unreleased song called “Smile” from their unreleased “Eros” album from back in 2008.

The band was working on “Eros” when a car crash put Cheng in a coma that would last nearly five years.  The song is one of the last Deftones recordings with Cheng on bass.

The video was posted on lead singer Chino Moreno’s Youtube page on Sunday, which marked exactly one year since Cheng passed away.

You can see the video above.

(h/t Loudwire)

According to each artist’s Twitter account, Aerosmith and Slash will tour together this summer.

Aerosmith are set to embark on the final leg of their “Global Warming Tour” in Europe from May to early July.  The tour will span a total of two years and nearly a hundred cities by the time it finishes.  They were last in Chicago on June 22, 2012, their last show in North America was back in August at the Marcus Amphitheatre in Milwaukee as part of the Harley Davidson 110 year anniversary.

Slash has been hard at work on his new album, due out in September, and you can bet we will hear some new tunes from the legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist.  Slash will once again be bringing Alter Bridge front man Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators along with him for this run.

Tour dates have yet to be announced but I would expect the tour to hit the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park during it’s summer run.

Bridge to Grace and their new one “The Fold” dominated in their second Battle of the Week victory, taking down The Virginmary’s over 99% of fan votes.

This week hopes to be a bigger challenge as Kyng and their latest “Electric Halo” step into the ring.

Two songs enter, only one moves onto next week!


Rockstar Energy announced  on their website on Tuesday the dates for the “Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014″ tour.  The 23 stop tour hits the First Midwest Bank Amphiteatre in Tinley Park on Sunday, July 20th.  The tour begins in San Bernardino, CA on July 5th and finishes up in The Woodlands, TX on August 10th.

The lineup won’t be announced until March 31st, but past headliners include Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Godsmack, and more.


July 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
July 13 Denver, CO TBA
July 16 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake
July 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 Scranton, PA The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
August 02 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Newcomers Bridge to Grace were very impressive in their first battle, racking up over 26,000 fan votes on their way to a victory over Shallow Side.  They try to make it win #2 this week.

This week’s challengers make their second appearance in our Battle of the Week, it’s the Virginmarys and their latest “Just a Ride”.

Two songs enter, only one moves on to next week!

Two time winner Shallow Side is back trying for win #3 with their new song “Try to Fight it”.

This week’s challengers are Bridge to Grace and their latest “The Fold”.

Two songs enter, only one moves onto next week!

Band of Skulls knocked off Heaven’s Basement last week in the first battle of 2014, “Asleep at the Wheel” took just under 60% of fan votes en route to the victory.

This week’s challenger is Shallow Side and their latest “Try to Fight It”.

Two songs enter, only one moves onto next week!

A new year means TWO NEW SONGS are battling it out for your vote this week.

The first challenger is Band of Skulls and their latest “Asleep at the Wheel”

Our next challenger is Heaven’s Basement with their new one “Nothing Left to Lose”

Two songs enter, only one moves onto next week!