(The machine keeps rolling, even if some of the darlings of the rock world want you to believe otherwise.  Never too fond of the Loogans at the top of the rock and roll food chain, we here at understand and respect the hard work some of those iconic acts have put together.  So, once a week, we’ll bring you curated assortment of the top stories from all them rock sites that want to feed you the filth that greases the wheels of rock.  Call it our tabloid section if you will – FATS)


Mountain-Jam-630x420Mountain Jam will be streamed live again this year through a partnership with Tourpedo, and all proceeds go to charity. Fans will be able to watch four-days worth of performances between June 4-7 at Hunter Mountain in Hunter, N.Y., including Robert Plant, moe., the Black Keys and Gov’t Mule, among others.

Cost is on a pay-what-you want basis, with a $5 per-day minimum. Proceeds support Teen Cancer America. The charity, co-founded by the Who‘s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, supports specialized units designed for teenagers undergoing cancer treatment.

“We are proud to be partnering with Mountain Jam for the second year in a row to live stream this awesome festival,” Tourpedo co-founder Matt Henderson said. “It’s a good feeling to know that you can provide fans with over 30 hours of live music while also raising money to support Teen Cancer America through our versatile streaming platform. The artists and Tourpedo are excited to be a part of such a great festival that supports a great cause.”

Fans can also tip artists during their performances at Mountain Jam. The highest tipper during certain sets will receive a prize package featuring signed artist memorabilia.

Last year’s Mountain Jam lineup found Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes appearing with the Allman Brothers Band. That fiery set marked one of the final stops by the Allmans before the group retired from the road. There are three- and four-day passes (with and without camping) available, as well as several VIP packages.


8177d2bdNeil Young has detailed The Monsanto Years, his new LP about the food industry giant that was recorded with the Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson. That’s the cover above, and you can find the tracklist below. It includes songs such as “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop” (previously titled “Rock Starbucks”) and “Big Box”. It’s out June 29 via Reprise.

The Monsanto Years will be available in a CD/DVD package containing a documentary about the making of the album.

Young and Promise of the Real will embark on the Rebel Content tour this summer. Find the dates below.

The Monsanto Years:
01 A New Day for Love
02 Wolf Moon
03 People Want to Hear About Love
04 Big Box
05 A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop
06 Workin’ Man
07 Rules of Change
08 Monsanto Years
09 If I Don’t Know

Neil Young and Promise of the Real:
07-05 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
07-08-09 Denver, CO – Red Rocks *
07-11 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena *
07-13 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center *
07-14 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07-16 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center *
07-17 Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
07-19 Essex Junction, VT – Champlain Valley Expo
07-21 Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach
07-22 Great Woods, MA – Xfinity Center
07-24 Oro-Medonte, Ontario – Wayhome Festival
* with Band of Horses


625b5927Noisey have shared a new episode of their “Under the Influence” documentary series that focuses on krautrock. The 30-minute video explores the genre’s influence, and it features interviews with Jeff Tweedy, Dan Deacon, Interpol’s Daniel Kessler, plus members of Can, Neu!, Föllakzoid, and others. It also features DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith recording a krautrock song in the studio. Watch the whole thing below:



slayeranthraxkvelertakeurope2015SLAYER (pictured) will join forces with ANTHRAX and KVELERTAK for a European tour in the fall. So far the following dates have been announced:

Oct. 25 -Tilburg, NETH @ 013
Oct. 26 – Paris, FRA @ Le Zenith
Nov. 07 – Vienna, AUT @ Gasometer

SLAYER has set “Repentless” as the title of its new album, due worldwide on Friday, September 11 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s “World Painted Blood” marks the first time SLAYER has worked with producer Terry Date (PANTERA, SOUNDGARDEN, DEFTONES). It is also SLAYER’s first CD since drummer Paul Bostaph’s return to the band in 2013 and guitarist Gary Holt’s addition to the SLAYER touring lineup in 2011.

SLAYER’s eleventh studio album will be released on the band’s own as-yet-unnamed label through Nuclear Blast.

SLAYER will tour extensively to support the new album, headlining this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival as well as playing other major outdoor festivals and several “An Evening With…” SLAYER-only concerts.

ANTHRAX is continuing to write and record material for its follow-up to 2011’s “Worship Music”, tentatively due in late 2015 or early 2016.

ANTHRAX’s new album, which is once again being produced by Jay Ruston (STEEL PANTHER, STONE SOUR), will mark the recording debut for guitarist and newest bandmember Jon Donais.

ANTHRAX last month embarked on a six-week-plus North American tour with VOLBEAT, as well as appearances at five major outdoor festivals — Northern Invasion (outside of Minneapolis), Rock On The Range (Columbus, Ohio), Rocklahoma (Pryor, Oklahoma), and the San Antonio and Kansas City Rockfests. The band’s setlist features the new song “Soror Irrumator (Lords Of The Rock)”, ANTHRAX’s contribution to the the second installment of “Catch The Throne: The Mixtape”, for HBO’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series “Game Of Thrones”.


rocklahomamissingAccording to, two 20-year-old music fans who attended this past weekend’s Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma are missing.

Cody Parrick and Ben Babar were last seen Saturday (May 23) when they were supposed to leave the event for work but never made it. They were also seen the previous night at a leather store in Weleetka.

Babar’s uncle told that the two were driving a silver 2005 Pontiac Montana minivan.

Anyone with information concerning the two men’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Okmulgee Sheriff’s Office.

Due to the inclement weather, the organizers of Rocklahoma festival canceled several performances scheduled for Saturday night, including those by LINKIN PARK, VOLBEAT and IN FLAMES.

Tornadic storms with heavy rainfall pushing through eastern Oklahoma on Saturday evening caused widespread flash flooding in the area.

There were an estimated 30,000 people attending the festivities on each day of the three-day event.

This year’s Rocklahoma was scheduled to feature about 80 current and classic rock acts, including TESLA, GODSMACK, SLAYER, BREAKING BENJAMIN, PAPA ROACH, HALESTORM, QUEENSRŸCHE and ANTHRAX.