Song of the Day: “Waiting on a War” by Foo Fighters (Happy Birthday, Dave Grohl!)

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Foo Fighters (Photo by Danny Clinch)

Hot on the heels of “No Son of Mine,” Foo Fighters unleash another dose of Medicine at Midnight in the form of “Waiting on a War.” In stark contrast to the bludgeoning “final f*ck you to 2020” (UPROXX) of its predecessor, “Waiting on a War” is a sprawling melodic opus that gradually builds to a patented FF rave-up.

If “Waiting on a War” seems to have an especially emotional heft to its lyrics, well, that’s because it does. Today is Foo frontman Dave Grohl’s birthday!

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Livestream Preview: Badflower @ Veeps, 12/13/20

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Badflower (Photo by Jordan Wolfbaur)

Primal and passionate, Badflower frontman Josh Katz transforms as he steps up to the microphone. The unmitigated kind of catharsis fueled by emotion and unfiltered intensity offers an awakening to the mind and body as audiences wholly experience the band’s palpable energy.

See Josh and the rest of the band in a livestream via Veeps on Monday, Dec. 13, as they declare, #ChristmasIsCancelled

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Song of the Day: “Bad at Love” by Smith & Myers

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Smith & Myers (Photo by Paris Visone)

Smith & Myers — the duo comprised of multi-platinum artists Brent Smith and Zach Myers — release dual songs from their newly-announced full-length album Smith & Myers Volume 2 out Oct. 23 via Atlantic Records, that will follow the release of Volume 1 on October 9.

Original track “Bad at Love” is a vulnerable and personal song about the difficulties of staying in a romantic relationship when you have a gypsy heart, full of clean guitar coils and finger-snaps, and is accompanied by a brand new video directed by Sanjay Parikh.

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Song of the Day: “Native Son” by Alter Bridge

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Alter Bridge (Photo by Dan Sturgess)

Alter Bridge releases a new single from their latest album, Walk the Sky, entitled “Native Son,” which has racked up over five million worldwide streams to date, and is currently impacting at radio.

The band also reveals an upcoming new EP, Walk the Sky 2.0, which features live versions of songs including “Native Son,” in addition to an entirely new recorded track written during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Livestream Preview: Sully and Friends Live @ YouTube, 8/6/20

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Godsmack performs at Jiffy Lube Live on Aug. 19, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Sully Erna of Godsmack is bringing together many of his rock and roll friends for a marathon fundraiser to benefit The Scars Foundation, which he founded. The benefit on Thursday, Aug. 6 will stream on Sully’s Youtube Channel, and on the The Scars Foundation’s Facebook Page.

In addition to special sets from Godsmack, and Sully solo, there will be performances by Brent Smith and Zach Myers of Shinedown, Papa Roach, Clint Lowery of Sevendust, Aaron Lewis of Staind, Nuno Bettencourt, and Mike Mushok and Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia.

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Preview: Wandering Lies @ Jammin’ Java, 7/11/20

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Wandering Lies (Photo courtesy the band)

Wandering Lies is a female-fronted rock band based out of DC. By combining their do-it-yourself work ethic, and unwavering dedication with a signature sound, singer Angie Pepa, rhythm guitarist Noli Conty, lead guitarist David Chaletzky, bassist Myk Menez, and drummer Jason Brooks are paving their own road to success.

That road includes a stop for “A Song & A Slice: A Socially Distanced Outdoor Concert Series,” at Jammin’ Java on Saturday, July 11.

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