A Heart Biopic Is in the Works

The story of sister-led Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Heart will apparently be told on the big screen. During a chat with SiriusXM Volume West host Lyndsey Parker, singer Ann Wilson revealed that a biopic is currently in the works.

Wilson revealed that details are still coming together as the script is still being written but Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia fame has been attached to write and may also direct the movie as well. The vocalist added that Lynda Obst will produce the film for Amazon.

Wilson stated, “I saw the first draft of [Brownstein’s] script, and it’s really cool.” She added that casting is underway for the roles of herself and sister Nancy Wilson and that a few actresses have come forward. She revealed that Anne Hathaway had shown interest in playing her, but added, “I don’t think she’s exactly right for it.”

She also added that the timeline has slowed due to Covid-19, but most essential details for the movie are “in development” right now. The singer also added that the film will start in childhood and at present follows the sisters’ career into the ’90s.

Heart emerged as forces in the rock world with 1975’s Dreamboat Annie album followed by a string of successful records. But after tailing off a bit in the early ’80s, the enjoyed a career resurrection with 1985’s self-titled effort and continued thriving at radio into the ’90s. “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” “What About Love,” “Never,” “These Dreams,” “Alone” and “All I Wanna Do I Make Love to You” are among their biggest hits.

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Marilyn Manson Role Cut From CBS All Access’ ‘The Stand’

Last year it was revealed that Marilyn Manson was planning to appear in an updated adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Stand and that he also recorded a cover of The Doors‘ “The End” for the CBS All Access limited series. But according to one of the series directors, Manson nor his cover will appear in the upcoming series.

Director Josh Boone spoke with EW.com after rumors began to circulate that Manson’s presumed participation appeared to be in doubt. According to Boone, Manson’s role and music were both excised from the upcoming series due to budgetary concerns. It turns out that Manson had been cast in the role of “The Kid,” who makes a brief but memorable appearance within the book. But a tight budget forced some creative decisions that left “The Kid” out of this adaptation.

Explaining how Manson’s role and participation ended up getting cut from the series, Boone explained, “Just to clarify, Marilyn Manson and I had long-discussed him taking on the role of The Kid in The Stand. He and the great Shooter Jennings even recorded a killer cover of The Doors song, ‘The End,’ that ultimately proved too expensive to use. The show was made on a very tight budget and some of the dreams we had went to the wayside. The Kid was another casualty. When Manson wasn’t able to make it work schedule-wise, the storyline was ultimately excised and never shot, which is for the best, as no one could have slayed that role like Manson would have. Hope to work with him in the future.”

In the book, The Kid is a psychopath who drives a classic hot rod and loves his Coors beer. His main purpose of The Kid in the book is to drive Trashcan Man to Las Vegas, the home base of Randall Flagg’s disciples.

“We thought we were going to be able to restore the character of The Kid, but there really isn’t a lot of reason for The Kid to exist,” show runner Benjamin Cavell previously told EW.

The Stand series stars James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, Odessa Young, Amber Heard, Heather Graham, Greg Kinnear, Daniel Sunjata, Eion Bailey, Nat Wolff and more. It premieres on CBS All Access Thursday, Dec. 17.

Musically it was a good year for Manson. After a decade of collaborating with Tyler Bates, he kept the creative uptick in his career going by pairing with producer Shooter Jennings on the cinematic-sounding We Are Chaos album.

But late in the year, allegations against Manson surfaced when actress Evan Rachel Wood publicly commented on a past abusive relationship. Though she didn’t call out Manson by name, backlash followed when people traced the timeline to the period when the pair dated. Manson’s team has since commented calling the accusations rumors.

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32 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Release ‘GN’R Lies’

When Guns N’ Roses’ debut album Appetite for Destruction finally ascended to No. 1 on the charts a year after its release, it sent the music world into a frenzy, ready to consume any and all GN’R material available. The record label capitalized on the moment with the release of GN’R Lies on Nov. 29, 1988, a disc that was marketed as a new studio album but in essence was a compilation of sorts. That said, GN’R Lies contains some of the band’s all-time greatest songs.

Combining the caustic Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide EP and four contextually polarizing yet musically brilliant acoustic tracks, GN’R Lies drove fans into stores eager to wear down the grooves of a new LP. From the first drop of the needle, new fans were treated to some brutally raw and aggressive tracks: the Hollywood Rose-written “Reckless Life,” followed by the irony of “Nice Boys,” originally by Australian act Rose Tattoo, the original song “Move to the City” and a cover of Aerosmith‘s “Mama Kin.”

These tracks serve as a fitting introduction to where the band came from and who their biggest influences were. Though the EP was not recorded live — crowd noise from one of the Texxas Jam festivals was added in — it showcases the band’s unbridled energy with their own sonic stamp. Slash‘s signature guitar work dominates the riffing attack while Axl Rose‘s jaw-dropping range transforms them from simple covers to arguably besting the originals. However, the real star of Lies is the second half of the collection.

Guns N’ Roses, “Patience”

Leading the set of acoustic tracks is the whistled melody of “Patience,” a song which seized the success wrought by the borderline ballad “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” Where the Appetite single had still showcased the band’s sleazy and savage energy mixed with palpable emotion, “Patience” realized the full spectrum of the band’s songwriting abilities. The song was released in April of the following year and reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“Used to Love Her” came next with its country twang and cheeky lyrics, making for a fun sing-along, revealing the band’s dark sense of humor. Falling in line thematically was the original version of “You’re Crazy,” which was changed radically in the studio on the band’s debut. One of the fastest and most aggressive songs on Appetite for Destruction was initially a mid-tempo jam. Stripped down on Lies, the song provides a different imagining of how Appetite would have sounded had the song not been altered.

Guns N’ Roses, “Used to Love Her”

Always controversial, Guns N’ Roses managed to make headlines with the seemingly offensive lyrics of “One in a Million.” The song used racial, xenophobic and homophobic slurs describing an altercation Axl had once had at a bus station when he first got to Los Angeles. The album’s cover included a proactive apology with the mock tabloid for the song’s title closing with, “This song is very simple and extremely generic or generalized, my apologies to those who may take offense.”

The artwork for GN’R Lies took the approach of a tabloid newspaper, with headlines including some of the songs on the album with brief descriptions. Some of the extra bits on the cover were removed prior to the CD release, including two quips about domestic violence.

Though the record does not take on the format of a conventional studio album, it serves as a curious time capsule back to the day when a rock band would dominate the world stage seemingly overnight. GN’R Lies was an obvious industry move to propel the ballooning success of what would become the “Most Dangerous Band in the World.” Yet, the result was a release that yielded some classic tracks that hold their own among the band’s best works.

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System of a Down’s ‘Chop Suey!’ Hits One Billion Views on YouTube

The music video for System of a Down’s legendary breakout single “Chop Suey!” has just hit one billion views on YouTube. The milestone comes only months before the iconic song marks its 20th anniversary.

Having recruited a cult following with their debut self-titled album, System of a Down were poised to become the next great cult band in the vein of Frank Zappa or Primus, but with the release of 2001’s Toxicity, the Armenian-American band blew apart those expectations and attracted monumental mainstream success. Becoming one of the most bizarre acts to garner universal acclaim, Toxicity hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, going on to be certified triple platinum by the RIAA.

“I remember when I wrote ‘Chop Suey!’ we didn’t even have a tour bus yet,” Malakian recalled during an interview with Loudwire. “We were still in an RV and I was playing my acoustic guitar in back of the RV where there was a bed. I never write on the road. That’s one of the few, very few songs that I wrote while I was on the road, I remember writing the song when the RV was on the highway. I don’t know where we were, probably [driving] to the next gig, and it all came to me just hanging out in the back of the RV playing my acoustic guitar.”

He continued, “I can always feel when I write something good and I can always tell when I write something that needs a little work. I thought it was really good, but did I think it was going to turn into this huge song that was gonna get on MTV and become a huge hit for System of a Down? No. I didn’t know that. I didn’t know that it was gonna be our first [hit] single. I didn’t think it was gonna be so huge, but at the time I thought it was good. I was a fan of it.”

“Chop Suey!” — released Aug. 13, 2001 — was the first single from Toxicity. Its middle-eastern tonality and wild pacing immediately stood out from ‘90s and early 2000s nu-metal favorites, allowing System to solidify their identity as an avant-garde band, rather than just another angst-ridden clone act.

“All of a sudden I’m walking in the mall, and there are people who recognize me and know who the hell I am through the video asking for pictures, asking for autographs,” Malakian recalled. “I was a big famous rock star, yet I was still living with my parents.”

According to bassist Shavo Odadjian, “Chop Suey!” was originally title “Suicide,” the name was changed following a discussion with System’s record label. “‘Chop Suey!’ is ‘suicide’ chopped in half,” Odadjian told Loudwire. “We had to pick and choose our battles — we couldn’t battle everything. We were smart about it, we made it something cool.”

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At the end of the 2010s, “Chop Suey!” was the eighth-most watched music video on YouTube from the 2000s, accumulating more views (at the time) than Linkin Park’s “In the End” and 50 Cent’s “In Da Club.” As of 2020, “Chop Suey!” has been certified gold or platinum in at least four countries.

By any metric, “Chop Suey!” is one of the 21st century’s definitive singles across all genres and one of the greatest metal songs of all time. Congratulations to System of a Down for reaching the incredible milestone. Watch the video for “Chop Suey!” below.

System Of A Down – Chop Suey! (Official Video)

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12 Huge Things That Didn’t Suck About 2020

Let’s get one thing out of the way — 2020 sucked. It was an absolute shit show.

We don’t have to go into detail about the COVID-19 pandemic, because it’s something that has impacted the entire world. And the music and live entertainment industries felt that impact hard.

After March, all major tours were canceled. Albums were put on hold. People were being laid off left and right because companies couldn’t afford to employ them anymore with the future of live music left unclear.

Before the pandemic even hit, Neil Peart lost his battle with brain cancer. Rock pioneers such as Little Richard and Charlie Daniels died in the midst of it. Quiet Riot‘s Frankie Banali. Power Trip‘s Riley Gale. The almighty Eddie Van Halen, and many more were lost as well.

But with each of those atrocities, we saw how tight-knit the rock and metal community can really become. The outpouring of love and support in times of mourning, the fundraisers for live industry workers and the communal Zoom sessions were all heartwarming in times that felt ice cold.

Though there were times where it seemed like nothing could get any damn worse, there were certainly a couple of highlights that are worth noting. And for the sake of not always remembering 2020 as a bottomless pit of chaos, isolation, depression and loss, we’ve compiled a list of some of the good things that have come out of this year.

Check ’em out below, and remember that the tough times won’t last. “Nothing lasts forever, even cold November Rain.”

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Scott Stapp: ‘With Arms Wide Open’ Mimicry Made Me Better Singer

Trust him. Scott Stapp‘s heard it all before, but he’s got a pretty good sense of humor in rolling with the punches over his dramatic vocal delivery in Creed‘s massive 2000 rock hit “With Arms Wide Open.” In fact, while chatting with The Ringer’s 10 Questions With Kyle Brandt (viewed below), he reveals that even his kids have had fun with him while mimicking the monster single.

Stapp first discusses the song’s history and the good that came from it. “It changed my life and I have just a sense of appreciation for that song coming to me and Mark [Tremonti] when it did and it’s still relevant in my life today,” says the singer.

But Brandt also addresses how the song changed how the band was viewed after its crossover success and even Stapp admits it got so overplayed in the early 2000s that even his wife told him she would turn away from it. From there, Brandt asked Stapp how much he’s seen people copping his vocal style in doing impersonations and Stapp revealed that even his kids have busted his chops from time to time.

“It started with my oldest son and oldest nephew. I’m driving down the street and they’re giggling in the back and I was either taking them to practice or taking them to school and was like, ‘What are you guys laughing at?’ … and they’re like ‘With arms wiiiiide opennnn,” recalls Stapp, adding, “Now, ten years later, my 13-year-old and my 9-year-old now, they were making fun of me in the car about McDonald’s always being open. They were hungry and wanted to go get something to eat. They’re like, ‘Dad, we’re hungry,’ and I’m like, ‘Where do you want to go?’ and they bust out together ‘McDonald’s wide open.’”

The singer continues, “It’s also funny to hear how other people hear you. Cause I never heard myself with this over-the-top [mimics sound] stuff, but I guess that’s the caricature voice of me and it’s funny man. I’m all about picking on myself. It’s all good man.”

In fact, there actually has been some benefit from being confronted with his vocal style by others. The vocalist told Brandt, “I don’t know where I picked up all the idiosyncrasies of how I enunciate and I’ve been called out on my vowels … But it’s actually helped me as a singer because I’ve heard that and I’ve intentionally enunciated differently on different words and syllables, so thank you world for pointing out a consistent pattern early in my 20s so I could evolve and grow as a singer. You made me better. Thank you.”

Stapp has rolled with the punches with aplomb over the years, even cheering on the 2016 Carolina Panthers after learning that one of the band’s favorite practice pastimes was something they called “Creedbombing.” It started with the idea of photobombing but instead popping up close to teammates and singing Creed lyrics with their “raspy” voices. The other key element was to offer “really deep, direct eye contact” mimicking Stapp’s delivering in the band’s videos to the person you’re Creedbombing.

Upon hearing the news in 2016, Stapp shared his appreciation for the humor and for its role in the team’s playoff run. “I just started dying laughing,” said the rocker at the time. “And then the next thing you know, my band is doing it to me out on tour. And I saw the humor in it and saw how funny it was. I think it’s awesome.”

Watch more of Scott Stapp’s interview on 10 Questions With Kyle Brandt in the player below.

Scott Stapp on 10 Questions With Kyle Brandt

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Travis Barker Adds New Face + Knee Tattoos

The body is a canvas, and the heavily tatted Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is always up for some fresh ink. He’s recently added some new pieces, including face and knee tattoos, to his growing collection of body art.

Earlier this month, Barker visited Chuey Quintanar for a late night tattoo session in which he added spiderweb and skull tattoos to his knees. Watch a bit of video of Barker getting inked during that session in his Instagram posts below.

Then, earlier this week, Barker returned for some more ink, this time from tattoo artist Dr. Woo, as he added a rose to the side of his face, slightly below a cross tattoo and close to his ear and jawline. Barker apparently is fond of the rose tattoo as he has a few others tattooed on other parts of his body.

Barker has remained one of the busiest musicians going, even with the pandemic slowing many artists down. In addition to his huge year collaborating with Machine Gun Kelly, he’s also resumed work with Blink-182, who are now eyeing a late 2020 or early 2021 EP following 2019’s Nine album.

In addition, Barker also provided narration recently for the upcoming Downfalls High musical that was inspired by Machine Gun Kelly’s Tickets to My Downfall album that Barker produced. That’s expected to arrive in January and Barker recently teased a trailer for the project that can be viewed below.

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Coheed and Cambria Issuing ‘The Amory Wars’ Action Figures

Coheed and Cambria fans have followed the band through elaborate stories with dynamic characters woven through multiple albums. Now the characters from The Amory Wars will come a little closer to life with the introduction of a new action figure line.

Frontman Claudio Sanchez has partnered with his comic book brand EVIL Ink and leading action figure manufacturer NECA to create the inaugural line of The Amory Wars action figures.

Coheed & Cambria / EVIL Ink / NECA

“Now you can bring Coheed and Cambria into your home,” states the tease on the product info. “Help them save The Keywork from the evil clutches of Wilhelm Ryan and Mayo Deftiwolf!”

Sanchez says, “Lights, Camera, Action… Figures! I’m very happy to announce the release of our collaboration with NECA in bringing The Amory Wars line to life. As a child, toys played an integral role in the foundation of who I am now as a storyteller and the excitement never fades when I get to take this step with any of my creations.”

Coheed & Cambria / EVIL Ink / NECA

Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, there is an advisory for those purchasing as a potential holiday gift that explains, “Holiday deliveries may take longer than usual. We are doing everything we can to ship the action figure set for delivery ahead of Dec. 25.” Orders can be placed at the band’s webstore. Watch a trailer for the new figures below.

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Batman Death Metal Action Figure Is Coming + It’s F**king Brutal

If you’re finally sick of collecting Funko Pops, this new Batman action figure may scratch your itch for inanimate objects. To celebrate the new Dark Nights: Death Metal comic series, Batman has been molded to shred on an insane metal guitar shaped like a scythe.

Musicians like Marilyn Manson, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath and film composer Tyler Bates have collaborated on the soundtrack for Dark Nights: Death Metal, adding sonic weight to the bizarre and twisted Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo series. Five issues of Death Metal are currently out, with two more set for release in December and January, respectively.

As for Batman’s red axe, the action figure comes with a highly detailed demonic guitar. The headstock features a screaming hellspawn almost in the style of a cello. The body of the guitar looks to be depicted as pure metal, with bolts and pipes coming out of the body while a massive scythe bends dangerously close to Batman’s strumming arm.

“Your next Build-A Wave sneak peek is here!” McFarlane Toys writes. “Get ready to collect all Death Metal action figures to build The DARKFATHER! Coming to stores Spring 2021.”

“I don’t think he should kill,” Death Metal artist Greg Capullo recently told Loudwire. “If Batman ever were to kill, he would be the bloodiest of the bloody. He would be on a killing rampage that would never stop. He’d make the Punisher look like a pussy. Once he crossed that line, it’s over, and then he becomes exactly what he’s warring against.”

Get ready for Batman’s Death Metal action figure to hit stores in spring 2021 and click here to check out the Dark Nights: Death Metal series. [via PRP]

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That Time KISS Got Duped by the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

When KISS appeared in the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2014 it was anything but what the band was promised. Ultimately, the group known for putting on the most dazzling live shows in the business were dwarfed by parade floats of cartoon characters and led by two less-than-enthused escorts carrying a laughably small introductory sign, which made for one gigantic Spinal Tap-like moment.

No strangers to missteps and commercial flops, it was another infamous moment for “The Hottest Band in the World.” KISS made no attempt to hide their discontent after the 2014 parade appearance, though the “Starchild” Paul Stanley appears to be able to look back on the day with a laugh.

With Thanksgiving just a day away, Stanley recollected the event in a Twitter post, where he shared one of the most revealing photos taken throughout that day. The rock legend wrote, “We showed up at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after being shown sketches of a HUGE float and told we would be surrounded by 100 baton twirlers in KISS makeup. Instead we got THIS!!! An SUV with a U-Haul attached and two unimpressed escorts. HA! HA! HA! Look how happy we are!”

Additional photos seen below offer various perspectives from the parade. Despite the lackluster setup, KISS still did manage to pull off some light pyrotechnic effects as they lip synched (expectedly — it’s a televised parade, not a controlled concert setting) to “Rock and Roll All Nite.”

There’s also a pretty big reason KISS got bumped from what they were initially promised down to the meager 25-foot stage being pulled by a truck…

“The worst thing we did was we played the Macy’s Day Parade,” said KISS manager Doc McGhee during a Q&A session on the ninth annual KISS Kruise (via Ultimate Classic Rock). “We were supposed to be on the Gibson float, which was this huge float. So, it was great; it’s just like KISS. Well, the night before we found out that they wanted Paul to play Gibson [guitars], and he doesn’t play Gibsons – because he plays Washburns. So, we couldn’t go on the float. They go, ‘Oh, we have another float for you.'”

McGhee continued, “So, we get there, and [the new float] is literally like, 25 feet long with two microphones on it. We looked like the shittiest thing on the Macy’s Day Parade. When I saw it I went, ‘Ohhhh, this is how you get fired.’ That was just a horrible time.”

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The day after the parade appearance, Stanley voiced his disgust on Twitter, stating, “Bluntly, we were screwed over & misled by the exec in charge of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We ALL deserved better.”

As seen further down the page, on the heels of KISS as they made their way through the streets of New York City was a massive float depicting Finn and Jake, the lead characters from the Cartoon Network animated TV show, Adventure Time.

Photos: KISS at the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2014

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Sammy Hagar: Wolfgang Van Halen Rightly Isn’t Copying His Father

Former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar recently offered some words for fans who wish Wolfgang Van Halen‘s music sounded more like the musician’s father, the late Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

Earlier this month, Wolfgang debuted his new rock act Mammoth WVH with a touching tribute to his dad, the propulsive and melodious “Distance.” It didn’t quite sound like Van Halen, but an encouraging listener response still sent the song to No. 1 on both Apple Music and Billboard‘s Hot Hard Rock Songs.

Following the premiere, Hagar, who currently fronts the Circle, spoke to Sirius XM‘s Trunk Nation on Monday (Nov. 23). There, the singer showed his support for Wolfgang’s tunes and defended him against those who want him to mimic his father.

“I’ve been thinking about this a lot,” Hagar said, as reported by Ultimate Classic Rock. “When he was first putting little snippets on his Instagram and stuff I was following him. And there were people getting in his shit about not sounding like Van Halen. And it kills me — I think he’s handling it so well.”

The “Red Rocker” continued, “I can’t believe how grown up this kid is for his first time out there, to be on view and to be on [Howard] Stern[‘s show]. … I mean, he’s jumped right into the big time.”

Perhaps some expected the music to hew more closely to Van Halen’s style since Wolfgang had been playing bass in Van Halen for the past several years. He replaced longtime member Michael Anthony in 2006, joining his father to tour the world and record 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth.

But Hagar argued that Wolfgang’s affiliation with Van Halen isn’t the same as the 29-year-old making his own songs and “jumping into the big time like being you … being Wolfie Van Halen now.”

He added, “For those people out there that want him to sound like his dad and follow his dad’s footsteps … What if Eddie would have followed his dad’s footsteps? He would have been a jazz player with a clarinet. So you don’t follow your father’s footsteps. I’m a firm believer in you don’t do that. And Wolfie shouldn’t do that.”

All that said, Wolfgang undoubtedly has massive respect for his dad, who died in October following a battle with cancer. The Mammoth EVH bandleader frequently ends social media messages about his new music with heartwarming salutations such as, “Wish you were here for this, Pop.”

On Tuesday (Nov. 24), Wolfgang said he was “blown away by the response to ‘Distance’ and so thankful for each and every one of you. This has been an incredibly difficult time for me, but releasing this song and seeing it resonate with so many has been such a therapeutic experience.”

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Shinedown Announce ‘SD Limited’ Apparel Line

Shinedown have announced the launch of their new “SD Limited” premium apparel line offering a fresh take on band-branded clothing.

The line was conceived by guitarist Zach Myers, with the idea of re-imagining and elevating their concert merch into everyday streetwear pieces. The guitarist says, “We are thrilled that ‘SD Limited’ is finally coming into fruition and set to be released imminently. This is an idea that we have been looking to launch for a while, but the rigors of touring always kept it on the back burner.”

He continues, “Earlier this year, Adam, from EightySeven Creative Agency had gotten in touch about working together on a project, and I knew he was perfect for this venture with his inspired and futuristic take on concert merchandising. He alongside myself and our longtime merchandiser, Kent Sinkler, set out to deconstruct the classic rock shirt, throw it in a blender with street fashion, and strip it all down to a central message of community. We wanted to appeal to everyone, whether they had heard of our band or not, but truly wanted to serve our most loyal fans.”

Myers says, “It was important that the products were made with high quality materials, with unique graphics and color ways, but most important that the themes that have carried our band across the world for the last 20 years were woven into each piece.”

The “SD Limited” line will be released as capsule collections, with the first dropping on Black Friday (Nov. 27). Items in this capsule have been inspired by the band’s 2008 album The Sound of Madness. You can check out the collection at the SD Limited online store where it will be available for purchase. Plus you can get a closer look at some of the items in the teaser video below.

Shinedown “SD Limited” Line Video Teaser

In other Shinedown news, the band has a career-spanning vinyl box set featuring their six albums on exclusive gold vinyl. The box sets will be limited to 2,000 total sets worldwide. In addition, some albums will be issued on never-before-released colors. Vinyl pre-orders launch on Black Friday (Nov. 27) at this location and arriving in early 2021.

And finally, fans can look for Shinedown’s Smith & Myers setting out on their own touring in December, adhering to COVID-19 safety regulations. Details on their tour can be found here.

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