Tag Archives: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Mayhem Festival to return in 2020

Posted by on December 2, 2019

2015 was the year we said goodbye to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival as Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah, and The Devil Wears Prada led the eighth and alleged final year of the touring festival. As we continue to use Mötley Crüe as an example, if these icons can reveal a return, just about anyone […]

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Cancelled Soundwave Festival owes millions to 2015 performing bands

Posted by on December 18, 2015

It hasn’t been a week since Soundwave Festival started limping on their tracks and hinted about not doing another edition next in 2017, which ended up turning true and even cancelled their 2016 edition due to lack of ticket sales. We have seen that story before with Rockstar’s Mayhem Festival here in the US except […]

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian doesn’t like streaming at all

Posted by on September 22, 2015

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta is continuing to bring in the A-listers to his podcast. His most recent episode featured Anthrax rhythm guitarist and frequent VH1 talking head Scott Ian, who gave an update on the next Anthrax album (they’re done writing and have 12 songs, the majority of which will make the album). He also […]

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Kevin Lyman: Warped Tour will have age restriction next year

Posted by on August 11, 2015

Kevin Lyman has had a rough year. Both of his summer tours, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the Vans Warped Tour, have wrapped up, and one of them isn’t coming back. And while he unfairly took a lot of heat from his in-the-moment comments about metal, he also caught quite a bit of static for […]

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Interview: Sworn In talk Mayhem Fest, ‘The Lovers/The Devil’ album

Posted by on August 6, 2015

As one of the second stage bands on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, Grayslake, IL metalcore band Sworn In got to play in front of the country for the past month and a half. While the Fest wound up being a bit smaller in scope than some expected, on the first day of Mayhem, we caught […]

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R.I.P. Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (2008-2015)

Posted by on August 3, 2015

What every one has speculated about it, after all the problems and drama surrounding this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, it’s has been confirmed today by co-founder John Reese via Facebook, calling the end of the yearly Festival for good. The poor ticket sales, unfortunate (but not false) choice of words from […]

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HELLYEAH’s frontman says all bands on Mayhem Festival are “awesome”

Posted by on July 30, 2015

The controversial and chaotic Mayhem festival has been the favorite topic everywhere for a while. To recap everything it has happened really quick: the festival co-founder called the current metal scene “gray, bald, and fat”; Kerry King, guitarist for one of the headliners of the festival called him a “douche” for saying that; King then […]

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Mayhem co-founder John Reese pens open letter about this year’s festival

Posted by on July 29, 2015

With 2015’s Mayhem Festival wrapping up this Sunday, it will bring an end to not just the festival, but the discussion that’s gone on around it. As a refresher, co-founder Kevin Lyman, hastily said a thing or two about the fest and the state of metal that he publicly apologized for. Then Slayer’s Kerry King […]

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Jungle Rot frontman responds to Kerry King’s comments on Mayhem Festival

Posted by on July 27, 2015

Last week, we talked to Slayer’s Kerry King about Kevin Lyman’s comment on Mayhem Festival about metal becoming “gray, bald and fat” to which he basically said he wouldn’t pay a dime to attend the festival, on top of some other remarks slamming the tour. As expected, the comments made some stir, including some of the […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Can Mayhem Fest be saved?

Posted by on July 24, 2015

With less than a week to go, the Mayhem Festival seems to be slowly derailing. In between a frustrated comment by co-founder Kevin Lyman, dwindling attendance and even the acts on the tour sniping about how it’s being run, the tour seems to be ending just in time before it completely self-destructs. It’s been happening […]

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