ROCK NEWS REPORT 15 MAY 18

FOO FIGHTERS CONFIRM PLANS FOR 'CAL JAM 18'

Foo Fighters will headline the 2018 edition of Cal Jam, the once-dormant festival that Dave Grohl and company revived in 2017 as a one-day event featuring the Foos, Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, the Kills and Liam Gallagher. This time out, the Foos will be joined by Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Garbage, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups and many more artists, including Giants In The Trees, a group led by Grohl's Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic.

The festival will take place on October 5th and 6th at Glen Helen Regional Park and Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. The main 12-hour festival on the 6th will include some 20 bands on four stages, while the Friday night party on the 5th will feature a set by Billy Idol, along with tribute bands and comedy acts.

  • Tickets for Cal Jam 2018 go on sale Thursday (May 17th) at 10:00 a.m. PST at the festival's website.
  • More than 30,000 fans came out for last year's inaugural festival, which revived a brand first made popular with a series of concerts in the 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Foo Fighters opened their touring cycle in support of last year's Concrete And Gold album at the 2017 Cal Jam, while this year's event will serve as the band's last Los Angeles-area show in support of the LP.

Story source: press release

CHECK IT OUT: Visit www.caljamfest.com for more information

FAST FACTS:

  • Iggy Pop's Cal Jam 18 performance will reunite him with the all-star Post Pop Depression band that backed him on the handful of shows played in support of the album of the same name, featuring Queens Of The Stone Age's Joshua Homme, Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen, along with Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
  • The festival will include a number of activities open to attendees, including outdoor midnight movies, carnival rides, a water park, a comedy tent, a rock 'n' roll museum, a pop-up record shop, curated food trucks, traditional festival food, and all sorts of beer.


KORN ONLY PLAYING THREE U.S. SHOWS THIS YEAR, WILL STAGE 'COOL TOUR' IN 2019

Korn will play only three shows in the U.S. this year before embarking on a "cool tour" in 2019, according to guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. Korn has been quiet since completing the touring cycle for its 2016 album, The Serenity Of Suffering, and Welch was asked by Rock & Review if the band intends to return to the road in 2018. he replied, "We're doing only four shows this year in America. Three -- L.A., Vegas, San Francisco -- that's it. We've got some plans to resurrect some cool tour plans next year, 2019. But it's cool to have time off."

  • Welch made his remarks at the Nashville Film Festival, where he was promoting Loud Krazy Love, a new documentary about him and his daughter.
  • Korn singer Jonathan Davis also recently confirmed that the band is working on its 13th studio album.
  • Davis himself has been touring to support the upcoming arrival of his new solo album, Black Labyrinth, which will be released on May 25th.
  • The set includes the single "What It Is," which has climbed into the Top Five on rock radio.

Story source: Blabbermouth

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Head's interview on Fox 17 Rock & Review:

 

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