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Lamb of God Book First 2013 Show at Spain’s Resurrection Festival

Epic Lamb of God ‘s future remains murky while the remainder of Randy Blythe ‘s manslaughter trial looms, but the band is making sure to think positively, and that includes booking their first show of 2013 in hopes that their frontman will eventually be cleared of charges. The band revealed in a tweet their participation in the 2013 Resurrection Festival in Spain this August. The three-day music weekend runs Aug. 1-3 in Viviero, Spain. On top of the band’s tweet, the festival created a new teaser clip showing off the participants in this year’s event. Featured in the clip were mentions of Killswitch Engage , D.R.I., Comeback Kid, Millencolin and yes … Lamb of God. In addition, the bands from the first festival announcement were featured in a full bill at the end of the clip. Those acts include Slayer , Bad Religion , Black Flag and Trivium . Blythe returned to the Czech Republic earlier this month to answer to charges of his alleged involvement in the death of a fan at a show in 2010. The frontman was accused of pushing the audience member off the stage, with the fall causing a fatal head injury that presented itself well after the show took place. A delay in the trial was called so that additional witnesses could testify. Before returning home, Blythe visited the prison  where he was held last year. He’s expected back in court in Prague on March 4. Watch the Resurrection Festival Teaser Video [button href=”http://loudwire.com/randy-blythe-addresses-news-reports-about-trial-many-things-are-incorrect/” title=”Next: Randy Blythe Addresses Incorrect News Reports About His Trial” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Nirvana, Five Finger Death Punch + More

Nirvana.com – Who would you cast if you were making a Nirvana movie? Here are three interesting suggestions: [ Loudwire ] – Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory reveals when we might expect a new album from the band. [ Loudwire ] – Three Days Grace have extended their touring with singer Matt Walst to include some spring dates. [ Loudwire ] – The Offspring , 3 Doors Down + Stone Sour are among the top acts booked for the inaugural Fort Rock Festival. [ Loudwire ] – It may be the middle of February, but we’ve got a guide showing you what albums you should be saving your money for in March. [ Loudwire ] – Lynyrd Skynyrd have postponed tour dates while guitarist and founding member Gary Rossington is hospitalized. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Don Henley and Glenn Frey discuss the possibility of the Eagles making a new record. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Video footage of the Thom Yorke -led Atoms for Peace  performing ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner’ from the Fuji Rock Festival has surfaced. [ Diffuser.fm ] – Wilco have unveiled the lineup for their 2013 Solid Sound music festival. [ Diffuser.fm ]

The Offspring, 3 Doors Down + Stone Sour Headline Inaugural Fort Rock Festival

Kevin Winter / Michael Loccisano / Adam Bettcher, Getty Images Hard rock fans can add another great festival to their must-see list this spring when Fort Myers, Fla. hosts the inaugural Fort Rock Festival. The lineup for this year’s event features such top acts as the  Offspring , 3 Doors Down and Stone Sour leading the way. In addition, organizers have revealed that Papa Roach , Volbeat , In This Moment , Escape the Fate , Device , Pop Evil , Otherwise , Mindset Evolution and more will take part in the event, which takes place at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers April 14. Additional acts will join the festival as well and the bands will be divided up into the Main Stage and the Jagermeister Second Stage. Fort Rock comes from Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live, part of the team that has produced the Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion and Welcome to Rockville festivals. Tickets for the Fort Rock Festival go on sale Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6AM ET at the event’s website . There will also be special VIP and hotel packages available as well. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/alice-in-chains-2013-must-see-rock-concerts/” title=”Next: Check Out Other 2013 Must-See Rock Concerts” align=”center”]

Avenged Sevenfold Members Participate in 2013 ‘Duffing for Dollars’ Charity Golf Event

MSO Who wouldn’t enjoy a nice sunny day out on the golf course in the midst of winter? That’s exactly where Avenged Sevenfold ‘s Zacky Vengeance and M. Shadows could be found late last month, and they were there in the name of a good cause. The rockers joined a number of their musical pals in participating in the 2013 ‘Duffing for Dollars’ charity golf tournament and auction Jan. 28 in Mission Viejo, Calif., with the proceeds from the event going to Unite the United and the MusiCares charities. Music industry vets Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival) and John Reese (Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, Identity, SGE) staged the fourth annual event, which took in over $42,000 for the charities. Greg Ganzeria and the PEAKfresh team took home the title as the winning foursome, while the Avenged Sevenfold pairing finished second, tied with the Vans team. Specially crafted trophies were also given out to the participants in such categories as “Worst Team” and “Best Dressed.” In addition to the Avenged members, other participants included Limp Bizkit ‘s Fred Durst , NOFX’s Fat Mike and  No Doubt ‘s Adrian Young (both seen above with M. Shadows), As I Lay Dying ‘s Jordan Mancino, and the members of Forever the Sickest Kids. Check out a few photos from the event below and see the entire gallery at the 2013 Duffing for Dollars Facebook page . Fred Durst with Cory Brennan, Justin Arcangel and Jordan Mancino MSO M. Shadows Facebook: 2013 Duffing for Dollars [button href=”http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-join-iron-maiden-metallica-rock-in-rio-2013/” title=”Next: Avenged Sevenfold to Play 2013 Rock in Rio” align=”center”]

Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Hosting ‘Chelsea Lately’ for Entire Week

Jason Merritt, Getty Images Musician/director/actor  Dave Grohl is branching out in yet another direction. Two months after serving as guest host of Chelsea Handler’s E! talk show ‘Chelsea Lately’ for one night , he’s now set to host the program for the entire week, starting tonight (Feb. 4). Not surprisingly, the guest list is heavy with musicians. Grohl will interview Rick Springfield tonight (Feb. 4), Elton John on Wednesday and Tenacious D on Thursday. Grohl appeared as Satan in the 2006 movie ‘Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny.’ Tuesday’s guest is yet to be announced. See the schedule here . In addition to a main interview guest each night, the Foo Fighters frontman will be discussing current events with  a roundtable of comedians, including John Caparulo, Natasha Leggero, Josh Wolf and Jo Koy. Grohl has also been keeping busy with his ‘ Sound City ‘ documentary. In addition to screenings and film festivals, he has been putting together live shows of musicians featured in the film. The Sound City Players played two memorable three hour shows at the  Sundance Film Festival and in Los Angeles . The next Sound City Players concert is slated for New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom Feb. 13. The lineup changes from show to show, and in New York Grohl and his Foo Fighters bandmates will be joined by  Nirvana ‘s Krist Novoselic ,  Queens of the Stone Age ‘s Alain Johannes, Stevie Nicks , John Fogerty , Rick Springfield, Cheap Trick ‘s Rick Nielsen , Rage Against the Machine ‘s Brad Wilk,  Fear’s Lee Ving and Masters of Reality’s Chris Goss. Tickets for the New York show go on sale tomorrow (Feb. 5) at 4PM ET. Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ movie is currently screening in select theaters and is also available for purchase online here . The soundtrack for the movie hits stores on March 12. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-foo-fighters-have-really-awesome-big-plans-for-next-album/” title=”Dave Grohl Talks ‘Big Plans’ for Next Album” align=”center”]

Green Day Featured in Two Documentaries Screening at South By Southwest Film Festival

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire Those checking out the film festival portion of Austin’s South by Southwest will get plenty of Billie Joe Armstrong on the big screen. The Green Day frontman will appear in two separate movies, with ‘Broadway Idiot’ receiving its premiere during the event. The Doug Hamilton-directed ‘Broadway Idiot’ focuses on Armstrong’s involvement in the ‘American Idiot’ stage production, which actually starred the vocalist on select dates during its run. A trailer for ‘Broadway Idiot’ can be seen below. The other Armstrong-starring flick is ‘ ¡Cuatro! ,’ which Green Day shot while they were recording their recent album trilogy. A highlights special aired on several cable networks in December, with the full film recently screening at the Aspen X Games as part of their film festival. In addition to the two Green Day-related flicks, there are a number of other music acts featured in films screening at South by Southwest. Dave Grohl ‘s ‘ Sound City ‘ will air at the festival, coinciding with the singer’s participation as the music portion of South by Southwest’s keynote speaker. Billboard also reports that ‘Artifact,’ a 30 Seconds to Mars documentary, will air during the film festival. The movie details the band’s battle with their record label and the subsequent recording of their hit album, ‘This Is War.’ The movie was directed by Bartholomew Cubbins (aka singer Jared Leto). The festival will also feature movies centered on Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna (‘The Punk Singer’) and a Snoop Dogg movie following his spirituality called ‘Reincarnated.’ Watch the ‘Broadway Idiot’ Trailer [button href=”http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-keynote-speaker-2013-south-by-southwest-conference/” title=”Next: Dave Grohl Named 2013 South by Southwest Keynote Speaker” align=”center”]

Brian ‘Head’ Welch on Possibly Joining Korn for Full U.S. Tour + New Album: ‘Anything is Possible’

Rick Diamond, Getty Images Former Korn guitarist and current Love & Death frontman Brian ‘Head’ Welch has slowly been working his way back into the Korn camp ever since his surprise appearance at the 2012 Carolina Rebellion Festival, where Welch performed ‘Blind’ with the rest of Korn. Now, with Head set to join Korn at Rock on the Range in Ohio and several European dates this year, the possibility of Welch’s permanent return to Korn is becoming more and more real. Along with Welch’s surprise ‘Blind’ performance and Korn’s new tour dates featuring the guitarist, fellow strummer James ‘Munky’ Schaffer told us during a Loudwire  exclusive interview that he wanted ‘Head’ back in the band eventually. In a new interview with spoken with Rolling Stone, ‘Head’ shares his excitement for his upcoming tour dates with Korn, along with his desire to return to the band. “Everyone is broken in this world,” Welch tells Rolling Stone . “There’s so much divorce, hate and unforgiveness. For people to see this [Welch touring with Korn], I think it’s just really uplifting. I never thought it would happen, and I’m not sure they did either. The fans just love it, because a lot of the fans back in the day were like, suicidal, and from broken homes and abuse. They looked up to us like their family. And to see their family split up was hard on them. To get it put back together, there is a joy around the people who care about it.” When asked about the possibility of a full-on U.S. tour with Korn, Welch seemed open to the idea while remaining realistic. “We’re going slow,” Welch says. “We’re hanging out when I’ve got time, but I’ve got my album out, and they’re busy doing their stuff. But I’d say anything is possible right now.” Finally, when Welch was asked about recording another album with Korn, the guitarist simply states, “Again, I’d say anything is possible.” [button href=”http://loudwire.com/fan-granted-wish-to-spend-a-day-with-korn/” title=”Korn Meet Fan for ‘Make-A-Wish’ Foundation” align=”center”]

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