Pearl Jam Announced New Album & North American Tour

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Pearl Jam's new album, Dark Matter, will be released on April 19th! It's Pearl Jam's 12th album, and first since Gigaton in 2020.

They also announced a tour that has two North-American legs, where they'll go to Europe in between. But no Ohio dates. The closest stop is at the Ruoff Music Center in Indianapolis on August 26th.


Check out the visualizer for "Dark Matter" below:

New HARDY "ROCKSTAR" video - All favorites are represented here!

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"'ROCKSTAR' is my 'REDNECKER' for rock 'n roll. I feel like it's the first rock song I've released that doesn't take itself seriously and the music video follows suit. Some of my favorite music videos from back in the day were the ones that showed humor, so here's my tip of the hat to that. Enjoy." - Hardy

Hardy (won't) QUIT Tour! Catch Hardy on tour with 2 Ohio stops! Thursday July 25th at Riverbend in Cincinnati and Thursday August 22nd at "Bash On The Bay" at Put In Bay! Watch this outstanding video! 

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 15 nominees for the Class of 2024.

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has announced its 15 nominees for the Class of 2024.

Mary J. Blige - second nomination
Mariah Carey - first nomination
Cher - first nomination
Dave Matthews Band - second nomination
Eric B. & Rakim - first nomination
Foreigner - first nomination
Peter Frampton - first nomination
Jane's Addiction - second nomination
Kool & the Gang - first nomination
Lenny Kravitz - first nomination
Oasis - first nomination
Sinéad O'Connor - first nomination
Ozzy Osbourne - first nomination (Ozzy has already been inducted as a member of Black Sabbath)
Sade - first nomination
A Tribe Called Quest - third nomination
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To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

Nominee ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 1000 artists, historians and members of the music industry. An artist's musical impact and influence on other artists, length and depth of career, and body of work -- as well as innovation and superiority in style and technique -- are taken into consideration.

Inductees will be announced in late April. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2024 Induction Ceremony will take place in Cleveland this fall with date and on-sale information to be announced.

The ceremony will stream live on Disney+ with a special airing on ABC at a later date and streaming on Hulu the next day.

Only votes from authorized email addresses are counted in the Fan Vote. To authorize an email address, head to vote.rockhall.com and enter your email address or log in via Amazon or Google. Fans will need to log in to vote. Voting is capped at one ballot per day. 

Artists Newly Eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2024 (but didn't get nominated) According to the Rock Hall, the individual or band must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year that the new Class will be inducted, so in this case, 1999 is the year we're looking at. EPs do count, as long as they weren't self-release.


Black Label Society
First Official Recording: Sonic Brew (1999)

Buckcherry
First Official Recording: Buckcherry (1999)

Chevelle
First Official Recording: Point #1 (1999)

Chris Cornell
First Official Recording: Euphoria Morning (1999)

Coheed and Cambria
First Official Recording: Plan to Take Over the World (1999, EP)

Crazy Town
First Official Recording: The Gift of Game (1999)

The Dillinger Escape Plan
First Official Recording: Calculating Infinity (1999)

Drowning Pool
First Official Recording: Drowning Pool (1999, EP)


Halestorm
First Official Recording: (Don't Mess With the) Time Man (1999, EP)

High on Fire
First Official Recording: High on Fire (1999, EP)

John Paul Jones
First Official Recording: Zooma (1999)

Lacuna Coil
First Official Recording: In a Reverie (1999)

Muse
First Official Recording: Showbiz (1999)

New Found Glory
First Official Recording: Nothing Gold Can Stay (1999)

Slipknot
First Official Recording: Slipknot (1999)

Static-X
First Official Recording: Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)

Trapt
First Official Recording: Amalgamation (1999)

Underoath
First Official Recording: Act of Depression (1999)

The White Stripes
First Official Recording: The White Stripes (1999)

Helping Nicki & Her Family During Recovery

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Blitz Nation, one of our own needs our help. Our dear friend Nicki is battling acute liver failure and has been in and out of hospice care while waiting for a liver transplant because she's in end stage. 

Doctors say it's hereditary and she doesn't know her biological family so she had no idea she could have this condition. 

She doesn't qualify for a liver because her kidneys aren't working properly and she doesn't qualify for a kidney because her liver isn't working properly.

She works at the Darby Sunoco in Hilliard and that's where I met her. She is the most kind, funny and cool as hell human who would do anything for anyone.

Her husband battled cancer for the last two years (and kicked it's ass) and she's been the sole provider for him and her son.

She can't work much right now but she STILL COMES IN! When she does, you can tell she's not feeling well but she always has a smile on her face. 

She makes sure The Blitz is playing throughout the store every day she's working. She's part of our Blitz family and I know how much her and her family would appreciate our help during this difficult time. Last thing anyone should worry about is finances at a time like this. No donation is too small! 

Click the link below for her GoFundMe

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Shinedown shares the Live Energy of "A Symptom Of Being Human"

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Shinedown already miss their "The Revolutions Live" tour so they dropped a live audio version of "A Symptom Of Being Human" from the trek's final show from Denver this past fall to help everyone "relive" one of their highlights "together."

"Live music is such a part of who we are. As we have said before, in this band we only have one boss, it just happens to be everybody in the audience. So, what better way to celebrate that connection than with a brand new live version of 'A Symptom of Being Human.' We hope you love it as much as we love you Shinedown Nation!"" - Frontman Brent Smith

"A Symptom Of Being Human," is Shinedown's 21st song to top the Mediabase Active Rock chart. And... they hold the record for the most #1's on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart.

"We miss feeling that energy and connection in the venue," - Shinedown

Here's "A Symptom Of Being Human (Live)" 

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