Tag Archives: Kevin Lyman

KoRn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch and Vans Warped Tour founder respond to Islander’s removal

Posted by on July 9, 2018

KoRn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch was surprised when he found out Islander were kicked off from Vans Warped tour. During the group’s first scheduled performance on July 1st in Denver, CO, frontman Mikey Carvajal accidentally damaged the drum kit they were using which ultimately resulted in their removal. When Welch heard the news, he shared […]

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Warped Tour to end after 2018 trek

Posted by on November 15, 2017

After 23 years, The Vans Warped Tour will have its final cross-country trek next summer. The touring festival was founded by producer Kevin Lyman back in 1995, which featured mainly punk and rock acts. However, over the years its grown with a diverse set of acts including metal bands such as Alestorm, Avenged Sevenfold, Gwar, The […]

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Warped Tour’s Monster Energy Party Zone will be all heavy

Posted by on March 24, 2016

If there’s one thing that’s slightly annoying about the Vans Warped Tour (we know, there’s more than one thing), it’s that the non-stop barrage of bands and a schedule that changes every day will find you running from one side of the tour to the other to see bands you want to check out. This […]

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Taste Of Chaos, Carnival of Madness tours returning

Posted by on March 14, 2016

With the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival having closed up shot last year, organizers Kevin Lyman and John Reese, along with the energy drink, have turned their focus towards resurrecting another dormant festival. It’s been announced that the Taste of Chaos tour will be back this Summer. After having a one-off festival last October in […]

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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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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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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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Slayer’s Kerry King tees off on Mayhem Festival

Posted by on July 21, 2015

Needless to say, the tension that’s been mounting recently between Slayer and the Mayhem Festival is starting to bubble over. At Sunday night’s Mayhem gig in Hartford, CT, we asked guitarist Kerry King about Mayhem Fest co-founder Kevin Lyman’s recent comment that metal was becoming “gray, bald, and fat.” King was still clearly perturbed, despite Lyman’s […]

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