Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner suffered ‘aortic aneurysm’ during Louder Than Life performance

Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner suffered an "aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection" during the band's Sept. 26, 2021, performance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky, according to a statement from the guitarist. Faulkner then underwent an emergency 10½ hour open heart surgery and now is recovering. The next day, Judas Priest postponed... Continue Reading →

Louder Than Life welcomes 160,000 at four-day festival

Louder Than Life made its return in Louisville, Kentucky, this past weekend, September 23 to 26, 2021, at the Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center with a record-setting attendance of 160,000 people who enjoyed an expanded four-day weekend for the first time in the festival’s history. Producer Danny Wimmer Presents reported that more than 98 percent of festival-goers arrived with proof of full... Continue Reading →

Louder Than Life announces lineup changes, set times, food and bourbon lineup

With Louder Than Life less than a month away, set for Sept. 23 to 26, 2021, at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents has announced lineup changes and the full band schedule, along with additional onsite entertainment, the bourbon lineup and food offerings. The sixth edition... Continue Reading →

Slipknot, Disturbed added as festival headliners

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced lineup additions to two of its fall festivals. For Louder Than Life, Disturbed, Volbeat and Atreyu now will appear at the festival, scheduled for Sept. 23 to 26, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky. Welcome to Rockville now will feature Slipknot, A Day to Remember and Gojira at the four-day event set for Nov. 11 to 14, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Florida. The lineup changes are... Continue Reading →

The Violent releases SiriusXM Octane Accelerator live performance, announces two shows

The Violent, featuring former members of Red Sun Rising, has released the footage of its first-ever performance, which was a SiriusXM Octane Accelerator Virtual Concert. Watch the performance, which includes all the songs released so far, new songs never heard before and a cover, below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1KuKu91iLY The Violent also has announced its first headline shows alongside its appearance... Continue Reading →

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