From the tabletop to the swamp: Greg’s top 10 of 2018

By Greg Maki ----- Everyone is welcome to have an opinion, but with respect, anyone who still thinks rock is dead wasn’t paying attention throughout the year that’s about to end. In 2018, it was a rare week that didn’t feature at least one or two new releases in hard rock or metal to get... Continue Reading →

System of a Down, Tool to headline Chicago Open Air

After sitting out this year, the Chicago Open Air festival will return on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, presenting a stadium show with headlining sets from chart-topping acts including System of a Down, Tool, The Prodigy and Ghost. Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents with Live Nation, it will take place at SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) in Bridgeview, Illinois, just outside Chicago.... Continue Reading →

Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Disturbed to headline Sonic Temple festival

Foo Fighters, System of a Down and Disturbed will headline the inaugural Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival on Friday through Sunday, May 17 to 19, 2019, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The event is replacing the long-running Rock on the Range festival. The lineup also includes Bring Me the Horizon, The Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm,... Continue Reading →

Ghost releases ‘Dance Macabre’ music video

Ghost has released a music video for "Dance Macabre," a song from its fourth full-length studio album, "Prequelle," released earlier this year. In the clip, two party crashers talk their way into a surreal bash one will never remember and one will never forget.  The  video was directed by Zev Deans (Ghost's "Square Hammer" video).... Continue Reading →

Ghost’s ‘Dance Macabre’ gets Carpenter Brut remix

With 15 million streams worldwide, "Dance Macabre" already is one of the most popular tracks from "Prequelle," the new album from Grammy Award-winning Swedish rock band Ghost.  But now, "Dance Macabre" is reborn with a remix by the eclectic and mysterious French synthwave band Carpenter-Brut.  You can check out the track and its companion animated visual below. ... Continue Reading →

Ghost’s ‘Rats’ is longest running #1 track at rock radio this year

"Rats," the latest single from the Grammy Award-winning Swedish hard rock band Ghost, has entered its seventh consecutive week as the number one song at Rock Radio, becoming the longest-running track to top that chart this year. Released this past spring, "Rats" has accumulated more than 25 million streams worldwide, and the music video has logged more than 11... Continue Reading →

Hear ’10 Songs in the Style of Ghost’

Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs has released his newest video, "10 Songs in the Style of Ghost (Feat. EROCK)." Track list: 1. Madonna "Papa Don't Preach" 2. Notorius B.I.G. "Big Poppa" 3. Joan Osborne "What if God Was One of Us" 4. Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" 5. Hozier "Take Me to Church" 6. Creed "Higher" 7. Abba... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Ghost – ‘Prequelle’

Review by Greg Maki ------ Ghost’s third album, “Meliora” (2015), is a masterpiece, one of my favorites of the current decade. Its fourth, “Prequelle,” is the record that will take the occult-themed, formerly niche band into the stratosphere of superstardom. Outed last year in a lawsuit brought against him by former bandmates as the man... Continue Reading →

Rocklahoma set times announced

Music performance times and onsite experiences have been announced for Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, May 25, 26 and 27 at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. America’s biggest Memorial Day weekend party celebrates its 12th year with performances from top rock artists including Poison, A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Cheap Trick, Ghost, The Cult, Halestorm, Vince Neil, Stone Temple Pilots, I... Continue Reading →

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