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Strange 80's - Hosted by Finn Wolfhard, star of Netflix smash, "Stranger Things,"featuring: Tenacious D, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Sarah Silverman, plus members of: Velvet Revolver, Taking Back Sunday, Steel Panther, Ok Go, Goldfinger, Sugarcult, Filter, Stephen Christian of Anberlin and more, covering the anthems of the 80's!

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May 14, 2017 – 8:00 PM

6126 Hollywood Boulevard
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  • Tenacious D
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Goldfinger
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • Sugarcult
  • Anberlin
  • Pearl Aday
  • Velvet Revolver
  • Anthrax
  • Steel Panther
  • Bangkok 5
  • Honey Honey
  • Weird Al Yankovic
  • OK GO

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Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny is the soundtrack to the upcoming New Line Cinema comedy, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. The movie, an epic musical adventure that follows The D on their quest to obtain the Pick and become The Greatest Band on Earth. The film arrives in theaters on November 17th.

The album, produced by the Dust Brothers' John King (Beck) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Pete Yorn, A Perfect Circle) and featuring guest appearances by Dave Grohl (drums), John Spiker (bass) and John Konesky (guitar), spotlights fifteen Tenacious D songs and dialogue highlights from the movie. Among the record's many standout tracks are "Classico," fan favorite "History," and "Kickapoo," a song written specifically for the film and guest-starring Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Meatloaf and legendary metal singer Ronnie James Dio. The latter appears in the film's opening scene, in which a ten-year old Black (played by Troy Gentile) serenades his ultra-conservative, very religious family with a rocking rendition of "Kickapoo," a song whose lyrics would make a sailor blush. When his father (Meat Loaf), who believes rock and roll is the devil's work, unleashes his belt and shows him no mercy, tearing down all of his beloved rock posters, the young Jack Black implores Dio, one of his rock gods, for guidance. Dio reassures him that he is on the right path but must leave his stifling home environment and go to Hollywood to "find the secrets of his art." The album is led by first single "POD" and its companion video, which is currently in heavy rotation/Big 10 on MTV. T he clip was directed by Liam Lynch (Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic), who also directed the film and shared writing credits with Black and Gass.



Sarah Silverman: Never has anybody so pretty made so many people uncomfortable as stand-up comedienne Sarah Silverman; especially eye to eye with her on a tour date. The writer/comedienne/actress is well known for her subject matter that makes fun of nearly every social and ethnic group on the face of the planet, including her own Jewish heritage. She's written for hilarious stand-up tour dates, acted in humorous television shows and movies, and released her own frolicsome stand-up special, Jesus is Magic. Despite the truckload of fame Silverman has experienced, she still finds time for stand-up, bringing crowds around the world to tears on her occasional comedy tour dates. While there are no tour dates in 2011 for Sarah Silverman, it usually means that she's up to hilarious hijinks on-screen.Sarah Silverman's first stand-up performance at the age of seventeen incorporated her musical talent, as she performed a rendition of her original song, "Mammaries". Silverman's career really began to take off when, in 1993, she was hired as a writer on Saturday Night Live. Despite her recognizable talent, nearly none of her sketches made it to the live shows and she was fired a year later by fax. Ever the trooper, Sarah Silverman continued tour dates as a stand-up comedienne, waiting for her next big break. The setback didn't seem to hinder Silverman, as in 1995 she began appearing on Mr. Show with Bob and David, and shortly after gained a recurring role on The Larry Sanders Show. In the late 90's, Silverman began receiving bit roles in major movies, the most notable of which is as one of the title-character's girlfriends in There's Something About Mary. Silverman continued to play these roles throughout the late 90's/early 2000s, as well as performing stand-up on national tour dates. She caught a break in 2002 with a role as an insufferable girlfriend in The School of Rock. The same year, she also joined the cast of Crank Yankers, a show that played recorded prank phone calls that were later acted out by puppets. Sarah hit the big time with her 2005 stand-up comedy special, Jesus is Magic. The special featured Silverman's signature shocking style as well as a number of comedy skits and musical numbers developed on stand-up tour dates in small clubs. In the wake of the special's success, Silverman moved from small to leading roles in films, eventually scoring her own show on Comedy Central, conveniently titled The Sarah Silverman Program. With the show now gone, fans are looking forward to the next project the riotous comedienne has in store. While Sarah Silverman has no stand-up tour dates in 2011 Fans are also looking forward to future tours from Sarah Silverman to check out new material and to see Sarah raw and uncensored.

Goldfinger: LA pop-punk rockers, Goldfinger, emerged on the Southern California rock scene in the mid-'90s with their infectious ska-infused riotous anthems. Since then they have released six albums in total and have experienced the success of several successful tracks. In support of their most recent disc, Hello Destiny, Goldfinger tour dates have been scheduled internationally. Don't miss a date on the Goldfinger concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Goldfinger tour dates and concert performance information.

Goldfinger released their self-titled debut album in 1996 and were listed alongside the good company of No Doubt and Weezer as one of the year's top alternative acts. They scored a hit with "Here in Your Bedroom" which reached #5 on the Billboard rock charts. Goldfinger has continued to tour and record since debuting in 1996 scoring another hit in 2002 with "Open Your Eyes" and embarking on a US-wide tour.

In 2008, Goldfinger embarked on a North American tour with punk-rockers, Less Than Jake, and they booked a concert performance at the Reading and Leeds Festival in London the same year. In 2010, Goldfinger booked a West Coast tour with rockers, Reel Big Fish, and in 2010 announced they would be recording a new album. Goldfinger is one of ska's most recognizable acts and they were a force during the heyday of So-Cal rock. Don't miss a tour date on the Goldfinger concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Goldfinger tour dates and concert performance information.

Taking Back Sunday: Taking Back Sunday was largely responsible for the mainstream post hardcore movement in the early 2000s. Their combination of hardcore and pop punk has produced hit records and generated engaging tour dates for nearly ten years, with no plans of stopping soon. Taking Back Sunday's eponymous album has just released and is already garnering some well deserved buzz. There is also lots of talk about the group's current tour dates in 2011 which extend until the end of summer.

Taking Back Sunday was formed in 1999 by Eddie Reyes, who had already been a pioneer in the hardcore scene in Long Island. After numerous tour dates with like-minded bands around New York, Taking Back Sunday signed with Victory Records and released their debut album, Tell All Your Friends, in 2002. The album contained a number of hit singles (including "Cute Without the 'E' (Cut from the Team)) that brought Taking Back Sunday their first taste of mainstream success. The band experienced even more success with Louder Now in 2006, which contained a lot of the energy audiences experience on tour dates and shot to the top of the Billboard charts.

Taking Back Sunday's latest self-titled album already has critics and fans talking, in particular the singles "Faith (When I Let You Down)" and "This Is All Now." The album has delighted fans (and the band's members) that were disappointed in their previous album, New Again. Part of fans' exuberance is the fact that the album was recorded using Taking Back Sunday's classic lineup of John Nolan, Adam Lazzara, Eddie Reyes, Shaun Cooper, and Mark O'Connell; the same lineup that recorded their first hit album, Tell All Your Friends.

Taking Back Sunday is celebrating their successful new album with ongoing tour dates in 2011, currently in the western United States as of late June. US concert dates in 2011 will visit many a House of Blues before heading to Ireland on August 21. Taking Back Sunday will visit the UK (including the Reading and Leeds Festival), Italy, and Germany before concluding their 2011 tour dates on September 7. For all of Taking Back Sunday's tour date information, just visit Eventful.

Sugarcult: Forget what you think you know about Sugarcult. The Los Angeles, California-based quartet's third album, Lights Out, is a modern rock revelation - and the band's finest release to date. "This is a wake-up", lead singer Tim Pagnotta screams on the album's opening track.

Yes indeed. Welcome to the new world of Sugarcult.

Lights Out reveals the evolved sound & vision of an inspired band hitting their prime. A band that has, somewhat quietly, already sold close to a million albums worldwide (over 700,000 in the US alone) with their first two releases Start Static (2001) and Palm Trees And Power Lines (2004).

“Start Static was our primal scream and Palm Trees was our coming of age; Lights Out is our turning point,” explains Pagnotta, the band's chief songwriter. Together with lead guitarist Marko DeSantis, bassist/vocalist Airin, and drummer Kenny Livingston, the band has definitely arrived.

Known and respected as one of the hardest working bands in the underground, they've remained untouched by trends, never content to rest in a single genre. Sugarcult is a band that has toured relentlessly for the past 5 years - building a dedicated domestic and international following. Most recently as the opening act on Green Day's American Idiot tour (in US and Japan), the mainstage of Warped Tour, the main stages of legendary UK festivals such as Reading, Leeds, and Glastonbury; Japan's Summer Sonic Festival; as well as top-billing on the coveted Take Action Tour and their own successful headline tours.

Lights Out is an album that covers diverse sonic territory, but always remains on course; with a distinct balance between classic songwriting and forward thinking: From the hard rock of "Dead Living" & "Riot" to the haunting ballad "The Investigation" to the classic pop of "Shaking" to the dynamic post-punk of "Los Angeles", “Explode” and "Made a Mistake" & the infectious swagger of the first single "Do It Alone."; Lights Out makes no apologies.

"Do it Alone" is about the sometimes joyful but often tangled mess of loveless sex. "I got time just to waste, if you would be my new escape," sings Pagnotta, whose lyrics throughout the album reveal the pros and cons of one-night-stands and one man's flawed attempt to avoid serious relationships.

“We talked early on about wanting to make a concise 11-song album that would go places that we hadn't gone before as a band,” Pagnotta explains,“We narrowed down a batch of 25 songs. A number of them were about relationships, sex & regret - but at the same time, we wrote songs like “Out Of Phase,” which is about feeling disconnected from the modern world and “Los Angeles,” which is a love/hate song about this city that in many ways defines who I am.” DeSantis sees all of this as a recurrent theme, “People have love/hate relationships with themselves, their lives, their careers, even with love itself! We made a record about it.”

Pagnotta admits, “While making this record I realized that there really is no such thing as perfection in life. I've embraced the beauty of imperfection so much now, that I deliberately had math equations with wrong answers tattooed on my arm recently, as a constant reminder to myself.”

While the lyrics on Lights Out form a sort of thematic-and for Pagnotta, personal-arc, its music is the refined, propulsive wallop that drives the point home. Once more working with Palm Trees producer Gavin McKillop (PiL, The Church), and mixed by Tom Lord Alge (Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Marilyn Manson, Oasis), the band make the three-chord pop song sound like a study in modern-rock history - past, present and future.

DeSantis says, “Some of our biggest influences are bands that have always kept moving forward: artists like Elvis Costello and The Clash- that've placed some kind of value on their legacy, not just the immediate future,” he says. “We've come to realize that each album we make, each song we write, is going to be around a lot longer than any of us ever will.” All in all, Lights Out sees the band transcending their influences and rightfully coming into their own.

Lights Out is Sugarcult's defining album and one that proves this band is ready to move out of the shadows of best-kept-secret and into the spotlight; Maybe they should have called it: Lights ON!

Anberlin: Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Anberlin formed from the ashes of various other area projects. Led by the soaring vocals of Stephen Christian, the positive-thinking Anberlin also included Joseph Milligan (guitar), Nathan Young (drums), Joey Bruce (guitar), and Deon Rexroat (bass), and presented an alternative pop/rock sound that, while inflected with the earnestness of emo, was closer to the mature stylings of Third Eye Blind. A five-song demo garnered Anberlin the attention of Seattle-based indie label Tooth & Nail, which signed the group in 2002. Blueprints for the Black Market marked the band's debut in May 2003, and Anberlin supported the album with shows alongside groups like Fall Out Boy and Story of the Year. Second guitarist Nathan Strayer later joined the lineup, and Anberlin returned in February 2005 with Never Take Friendship Personal. Their third record, Cities, appeared two years later and debuted at number 19 on the Billboard charts; soon after its release, however, Strayer made his exit and was replaced by former Acceptance guitarist Christian McAlhaney. Released in 2008, New Surrender saw the retooled band joining the roster of Universal Republic Records and enlisting the help of Neal Avron, who had formerly produced records for Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, and New Found Glory. In early 2010, Anberlin went into the studio with Grammy-winning producer Brendan O'Brien, and later that year released their fifth studio album, Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place. The compilation Dancing Between the Fibers of Time: The Best of Anberlin's Tooth & Nail Years appeared two years later. In late 2012, Anberlin released their sixth studio album, Vital, which featured a heavier rock and metal sound colored by some electronic flourishes.

Velvet Revolver: Velvet Revolver is a Grammy Award-winning hard rock supergroup consisting of former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, alongside Dave Kushner formerly of punk band Wasted Youth. Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was Velvet Revolver's lead singer since their formation until parting ways with the band in 2008. In 2004, the band achieved commercial success with their debut album, Contraband. Critics initially described Velvet Revolver as a mere combination of Stone Temple Pilots and Guns N' Roses, and criticized the band for a "disconnection" between Scott Weiland and the rest of the band.[1][2] With their single "Slither", they won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.

The band released Libertad in 2007, driven by the release of the single "She Builds Quick Machines", and embarked on a tour with Alice in Chains. In April 2008, Weiland parted ways with Velvet Revolver and has since reunited with Stone Temple Pilots. Velvet Revolver has been on indefinite hiatus since April and in November of 2008, the band was released by their record label RCA Records at their request to allow them "complete freedom to go through whatever process it would take to accomplish" replacing Weiland.

Weiland stated on March 20, 2008 at Velvet Revolver's show in Glasgow that this would be the band's final tour. Matt Sorum posted a message on his website the next day discussing the band's situation and said, "You could tell who was unhappy last night," and "some people in this business don't realize how great of a life they have." Weiland responded by telling Blabbermouth.net, "Well, first of all, the state of my family affairs is really none of his business, since he is too immature to have a real relationship, let alone children. So don't attempt to stand in a man's shoes when you haven't walked his path."

At the time Slash hinted in an interview with Classic Rock magazine that, contrary to Weiland's assertions, Velvet Revolver will continue beyond its current tour. When asked "Will Scott be singing?", Slash replied "I have no comment on that", and laughed.[13]

It was announced on April 1 that Weiland had officially parted ways with Velvet Revolver. Later that month, Weiland performed with Stone Temple Pilots for the first time since 2002, kicking off their reunion tour.

Matt Sorum said on May 26, 2008 in an interview "that the band was definitely not breaking up and that they looked for a singer before and they can do it again."[citation needed] Bassist Duff McKagan has recently stated that the band has been working on new material inspired by the recent drama with Weiland.[citation needed]

Velvet Revolver have been on indefinite hiatus since April 2008 and sought audition tapes through the internet of prospective singers.[4] In summer 2008 Lenny Kravitz was rumored to be in the studio with VR as a possible singer, but Kravitz denied the story and was on tour with his band during the time.[5] Royston Langdon, of Spacehog, was also rumored as a possible singer, but it was denied by the band.[6] Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was another rumored singer, having already performed the Guns n' Roses song "Paradise City" with the band, although, as stated by Classic Rock magazine "[Chester] already has a job". In November 2008, the band asked to be released from their record label Sony BMG/RCA Records in order to pursue a new frontman on the band's own terms.[3] At NAMM 2009 Duff McKagan appeared at both the RotoSound and Dunlop booths, at the end of a long day, McKagan sat down with MusicRadar for an exclusive video interview. They discussed a variety of topics, the most pressing being Velvet Revolver's ongoing search for a new singer. McKagan smiled and hinted that the candidates have been narrowed down and that an announcement could be made very soon. The following month bassist Duff McKagan said "It’s down to a couple of guys," and the band was "weeks away" from announcing their new singer.

Rumors of Guns N' Roses reuniting arose in late 2008 when Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose disappeared without promoting the latest Guns N' Roses album. It was stated that Axl had been in secret talks with the original Guns N' Roses members for a reunion tour[7]. However, Axl Rose has done a couple of interviews since and seems strongly against a reunion tour; also, the touring lineup for the upcoming branch of the Chinese Democracy Tour has been announced. Because of this, speculation for a reunion tour has gone.

Velvet Revolver has been in limbo since April 2008. Since then they have been focusing their individual projects and auditioning for new frontmen, however, the band has had no luck. The band refuses to substantiate rumors that various singers, including Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Chris Daughtry, Chris Cornell, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Adam Lambert, Zach de la Rocha, David Cook, Scott Stapp, Phil Conalane, Shooter Jennings, Mike Patton and even Chuck D of Public Enemy, have been approached to take on the role of lead singer, although it has already been confirmed that frontman hopeful Lenny Kravitz would not be taking the role. Representatives for the band have stated on several occasions that band members have come close to a "couple of singers" who they thought were the right fit for the band, however no final decisions have been made.

Velvet Revolver asked an unknown vocalist, Todd Cage from Charlotte NC, to write and record vocals for a Velvet Revolver audition demo in May 2009. The demo "Drive", which can be found on Youtube, has made Cage one of the more talked about prospects.

On July 15th, 2009, Slash stated through his Twitter account that a scheduled Velvet Revolver meeting had "went great." He also went on to say that no new singer had been announced, but "the dream is alive and well."

(From Wikipedia) http://www.myspace.com/velvetrevolver

Anthrax: Anthrax was one of the pioneering groups of thrash metal in the 80s and has continued to bringing heavy metal to audiences around the world. Considered one of the "Big Four," Anthrax's signature sound and blistering tour dates have earned them a position as metal icons. While Anthrax has experienced an ever-changing lineup since its formation, its current setup harkens back to the "classic" lineup of Joey Belladonna on vocals, Scott Ian on rhythm guitar, Rob Caggiano on lead guitar, Frank Bello on bass, and Charlie Benante on drums. This Anthrax lineup will be performing concert dates in 2011 with the "Big Four" and one-off tour dates throughout Europe, Japan, and Canada.

Scott Ian and Danny Lilker formed Anthrax in 1981 and began their rise to fame with vocalist Neil Turban. Turban was replaced by Joey Belladonna in 1984 and Anthrax began to take off with the release of Spreading the Disease in 1985. The album afforded Anthrax a number of huge tour dates in the US and Europe, and was followed up by Among the Living in 1986. It was this album that launched Anthrax into the mainstream and began to develop their signature sound. State of Euphoria experienced similar success in 1988 and was followed by hugely popular US tour dates with Living Colour. While 1990's Persistance of Time featured a more somber style, it became a huge hit and even received a Grammy nomination.

In 1992, Joey Belladonna was fired from the band and replaced by John Bush. Under Bush's tenure, Anthrax released the hugely popular albums Sound of White Noise (1993) and We've Come For You All (2003), while playing sold-out tour dates around the world. In 2005, Anthrax went on concert dates with the much beloved lineup of Ian Scott, Joey Belladonna, Charlie Benante, Dan Spitz, and Frank Bello. While the tour was successful and delighted fans, neither John Bush nor Joey Belladonna returned to the band after the tour dates were over. While fans enjoyed Dan Nelson's few tour dates with the band, Anthrax welcomed back Joey Belladonna in 2010, shortly before the first "Big Four" concert date at the Sonisphere festival.

Anthrax continues to play tour dates while fans eagerly anticipate the release of Worship Music on September 12 (even though production began in 2008) and 2011 concert dates this summer. Next up for Anthrax are tour dates in Europe beginning on July 2; some of which will include the other members of the "Big Four." Due to the expectation of Scott Ian's new child, he will be replaced by Andreas Kisser until July 16. Anthrax with Scott Ian will head to Canada for two concert dates on July 23 and make an appearance with the "Big Four" at Yankee Stadium on September 14. Beginning on December 12, Anthrax will play four tour dates in Japan, thus rounding out their concert dates for 2011. Anthrax might add more tour dates once Worship Music releases, so check Eventful for updates.

Steel Panther: Steel Panther is an American glam metal band from Los Angeles, California, mostly known for their profane and humorous lyrics as well as their exaggerated on-stage personae that parody the stereotypical view of lifestyle in the 1980s.

Weird Al Yankovic: The foremost song parodist of the MTV era, "Weird Al" Yankovic carried the torch of musical humor more proudly and more successfully than any performer since Allan Sherman. In the world of novelty records -- a genre noted for its extensive back catalog of flashes-in-the-pan and one-hit wonders -- Yankovic was king, scoring smash after smash over the course of an enduring career which found him topically mocking everything from new wave to gangsta rap.

Ultimately, much of Yankovic's success resulted from his skilled use of music video, a medium not available in the era of Spike Jones or Allan Sherman; suddenly, not only could records themselves serve as parody fodder, but their video clips were ripe for satire as well. Additionally, MTV firmly established Yankovic's public persona; sporting garish Hawaiian shirts, frizzy hair, and an arsenal of goofy mannerisms, he cut a distinctly bizarre figure which he consistently exploited to maximum comic effect. After Michael Jackson's "Beat It" became the most acclaimed video in the medium's brief history, Yankovic recorded "Eat It" for his sophomore effort, 1984's "Weird" Al Yankovic in 3-D; the "Eat It" video, which mocked the "Beat It" clip scene-for-scene, became an MTV smash, and the Grammy-winning single reached the Top 15.

After an extended period of silence, he returned in 1992 with Off the Deep End, which featured the Top 40 hit "Smells Like Nirvana," a send-up of Nirvana's landmark single "Smells Like Teen Spirit." After 1993's Alapalooza, he resurfaced in 1996 with Bad Hair Day, his highest-charting record to date thanks to the success of the single "Amish Paradise," a takeoff of the Coolio hit "Gangsta's Paradise." The follow-up, Running with Scissors, appeared in 1999, with Poodle Hat landing in 2003. Straight Outta Lynwood appeared in 2006 with the single "White & Nerdy," a suburban parody of Chamillionaire's hit "Ridin."

Yankovic has completed his thirteenth studio album. The new album, titled Alpocalypse, will be his first studio album since Straight Outta Lynwood, and a release date has been set for June 21, 2011. The album will contain the five songs from the previous Internet Leaks digital download release, a polka mix called "Polka Face", a song called "TMZ" which will be set to music video animated by Bill Plympton, and five other new songs.

OK GO: OK Go, the Chicago band with the quirky style, has blended style and rock to carve a niche within alternative rock. Although they have been around since 1998, the careful and crafty art-rock group has only released three albums, albeit three critically acclaimed albums. OK Go tour dates have been scheduled to promote their latest release, Of The Blue Colour of The Sky, which was released in 2010. Don't miss a date on the OK Go concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for OK Go tour dates and venue information.

Frontman, Damian Kulash, and bassist Tim Nordwind, met when they were eleven years-old at summer camp. They stayed in touch throughout the years and formed OK Go in 1998. They released their self-titled debut in 2002 and were an immediate hit in the UK. The album contained the hit "Get Over It", which was featured on the video game Madden NFL 2003. OK Go toured relentlessly to promote their debut while working on material for the follow-up. They released their sophomore set, Oh No, in 2005. The album featured the hit singles "A Million Ways" and "Here It Goes Again". In 2007, OK Go was awarded the Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video for the "Here it Goes Again" clip which featured the band-members performing an elaborately choreographed treadmill dance scene. OK Go toured with Panic! at the Disco throughout 2006 and with Snow Patrol during 2007.

They returned in 2010 with Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, which charted at #40 on the Billboard 200, their highest charting album to-date. OK Go embarked on a 2010 tour to promote the disc and have periodic tour dates scheduled this 2011. It has also been announced that OK Go will be selling USB flash drives of their live performances as keepsakes for loyal fans. Don't miss an OK Go tour date; Use Eventful as your OK Go concert calendar.

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