Riot Fest & Carnival 2013 Announces Lineup Featuring Violent Femmes, Motorhead, Rancid, and More
... many concerts will be a tilt-a-whirl, fire eaters, and carnival activities galore. Take a look below for the initial listing of bands featured at the event. 2013 Riot Fest & Carnival band lineup Fall Out Boy Violent Femmes AFI Public Enemy Blink 182 Motörhead Sublime With Rome Brand New Rancid
Blondie Flag Guided By Voices Bad Religion Atmosphere Dinosaur Jr. X Devotchka Against Me! Bad Brains Bob Mould GWAR Pennywise Toots and the Maytals Best Coast All Time Low Pierce The Veil Taking Back Sunday Rocket From The Crypt The Dismemberment Plan Yellowcard Screeching Weasel The Broadways The Lillingtons The Lawrence Arms Say Anything Quicksand The Selecter Bad Books Mission of Burma The Devil Wears Prada Saves The Day Glassjaw Bayside Stars Peter Hook (Joy Division Set) Smoking Popes Reggie and the Full Effect Attack Attack! The Dear Hunter Maps and Atlases Surfer Blood Chuck Ragan Dessa Saul Williams Empires Mephiskapheles Kitten Peelander-Z Touché Amoré Masked Intruder Deal's Gone Bad Twin Peaks Flatfoot 56 White MysteryTweet Riot Fest & Carnival 2013 Announces Lineup Featuring Violent Femmes, Motorhead, Rancid
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Rancid and the Transplants Extend North American Tour, Add Canadian Dates
... 6/16-17 Boston, MA - House of Blues 6/19 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore 6/20-21 New York, NY - Terminal 5 6/22 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 6/23 Norfolk, VA - The Norva Theatre 7/13-14 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom 7/16 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conf Hall 7/17 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall 7/19-20 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot 7/21 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues 7/23 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre 7/24 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee 7/26 Hollywood, CA - The Palladium 8/2-3 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield * Rancid
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Transplants (Travis Barker of Blink-182's Side-Project) Extend Summer Tour w/ Rancid
... Transplants (Travis Barker of Blink-182's side-project) have extended their North American summer tour with punk legends, Rancid
. You can check out the tour routing and flyer by clicking read more. JUN11 The Fillmore Detroit, MI JUN12 Echo BeachToronto, Ontario JUN14 RockfestMontebello , QUE JUN16 House Of BluesBoston, MA JUN17 House Of BluesBoston, MA JUN19 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD JUN20 Terminal 5New York, NY JUN21 Terminal 5New York, NY JUN22 Electric FactoryPhiladelphia, PA JUN23 The NorVaNorfolk, VA JUL11 Showbox SoDoSeattle, WA JUL12 Showbox SoDoSeattle, WA JUL13 Commodore BallroomVancouver, BC JUL14 Commodore BallroomVancouver, BC JUL16 Shaw Conference CenterEdmonton, AB JUL17 MacEwan HallCalgary, AB JUL19 The DepotSalt Lake City, UT JUL20 The DepotSalt Lake City, UT JUL21 House Of BluesLas Vegas, NV JUL23 Rialto TheatreTucson, AZ JUL24 The MarqueeTempe, AZ JUL26 Hollywood PalladiumLos Angeles, CA AUG2 The WarfieldSan Francisco, CA AUG3 The WarfieldSan Francisco, CA Transplants (Travis Barker of Blink-182's Side-Project) Extend Summer Tour w/ Rancid
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Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar)
Matt Freeman (bass, vocals)
Lars Frederiksen (guitar, vocals)
Brett Reed (drums) 1991-2006
Branden Steineckert (drums) 2006-
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Prior to 1991, Rancid vocalist/guitarist Tim Armstrong and bassist/vocalist Matt Freeman played together in a band called Operation Ivy. Op Ivy existed between 1987 and 1989. After they broke up, Armstrong developed an alcohol addiction. Two somewhat successful bands followed: the hardcore group Generator and the ska-influenced Dance Hall Crashers. Freeman knew that he had to keep Armstrong engaged in music so that he didn't slip further into his addiction, so he suggested forming a new band called Rancid in 1991.
Rancid is considered one of the most successful independent bands of all time. They've sold over 4 million records on Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz's Epitaph imprint but have never signed with a major label.
Rancid drummer Branden Steineckert previously played drums for The Used
but left the band in 2006. Steineckert's depature was unexpected but refreshing for both parties, with Steineckert excited that his first show with Rancid was in front of 2,500 screaming kids in London, England.
In 1993, Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong asked Green Day singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong if he wanted to join the band as a second guitarist. Billie Joe Armstrong appeared on the Rancid song "Radio," but declined the invitation to become a permanent member of the band. Realizing that the band desperately needed another permanent guitarist, longtime Lars Frederiksen offered to join the band after previously turning down an invitation as well.
In 1994, several major labels wanted to sign Rancid so bad that they started coming up with interesting ways of catching the band's attention. As a joke, Rancid convinced an A&R person at Epic to shave his head into a Mohawk and dye it blue. In an effort to sign Rancid to her label Maverick Records, Madonna even sent the band nude pictures of herself.
Rancid used to be good friends with members of both The Ramones and The Clash. Rancid played with The Ramones during their last show ever and frontman Tim Armstrong says he "would have cried" if Joey Ramone didn't like his band's music. Armstrong also released the last three solo albums Joe Strummer from The clash on his Hellcat label and called the punk legend "super f--king cool."
In 2011, Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong created Tim Timebomb's Rock 'N Roll Theatre, a musical webseries influenced by narrative-driven classic TV shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In the first episode, Rancid guitarist Lars Fredrcksen plays Dante, a cutthroat businessman who's literally murdered people to get to the top. The Devil – played by AFI's Davey Havok – decides to take Dante under his wing in order to show him the misconceptions people have about hell.
Mac Powell of Third Day
The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.
Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.
Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.