Rock Report 2/25/22

Metallica have just announced a pair of U.S. summer stadium shows with special guests Greta Van Fleet and Ice Nine Kills, which will be their only stateside stadium gigs during this season. One in Buffalo, New York on August 11 and another in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Aug. 14.

Tool’s Tuesday night set (Feb. 22) in Washington, D.C. came with a scary moment, as the band stopped their show for a brief period while medics tended to a fan who had collapsed near the stage.

The vocalist stopped the show to allow for emergency medical technicians to approach and fans with vicinity cleared the way so that help could arrived faster. While the situation was taking place, Keenan took some moments to share banter with the crowd, thanking them for attending the show. And once medics were able to tend to the fan in question, the group was then able to continue the show.

The lineup for Aftershock Festival 2022 has just been announced, with Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance, Slipknot and KISS appearing as the top-billed headliners across the four days of the rock and metal fest to take place in in Sacramento, Calif., this fall.

Additional headliners include Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Papa Roach and Shinedown. Evanescence, Lamb of God, Bring Me the Horizon and A Day to Remember are also on the docket, not to mention well over 60 other rockin’ bands booked to play the event.