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Live music is back on stage 2022


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Performing at the Apollo in Belvidere, Ill., on May 5 was blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols. He sang “Shadow Dancer” (from his new EP), “Threw Me to the Wolves,” “Skin ‘n Bone” and “Bad Roots.” 

Live music is back on track in 2022, with rock, heavy metal and country artists returning to the stage, and fans couldn’t be happier. 

Photographs by CBS News photojournalist Jake Barlow, Ed Spinelli and Kirstine Walton

Rob Zombie

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On August 5, 2022, the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill., hosted the heavy metal Freaks on Parade Tour, part of the 21-city tour headlined by Rob Zombie.

Zombie (joined by guitarist John 5) performed “House of 1000 Corpses,” “Living Dead Girl,” and “Shadow of the Cemetery Man.” 

Mudvayne

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Also playing on the Freaks on Parade Tour is the heavy metal band Mudvayne (vocalist Chad Gray, guitarist Greg Tribbett, drummer Matthew McDonough, and bassist Ryan Martinie). They reunited in 2021 after hitting an 11-year pause. 

Static X

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After Wayne Static, frontman of the heavy metal band Static X, died in 2014, the band regrouped, and is touring with a new lead singer, the mysterious Xer0, who appears wearing a Wayne Static mask. Here they perform as part of the Freaks on Parade Tour, at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill., August 5, 2022. 

Powerman 5000

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Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One (a.k.a. Michael Cummings, the younger brother of Rob Zombie), performs as part of the Freaks on Parade Tour, at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill., August 5, 2022. 

Lollapalooza

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At the end of July Lollapalooza returned to Chicago’s Grant Park, with four days of music featuring more than 170 artists. 

Metallica

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Lollapalooza’s opening day headliner was Metallica, seen here performing in Grant Park on July 28, 2022.

CBS Chicago correspondent Marissa Parra reported that some Metallica fans camped out for more than 10 hours to see the group, with one attendee saying, “We brought headphones so we don’t have to listen to anyone else.”

Manchester Orchestra

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Andy Prince, of the indie rock band Manchester Orchestra, performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago, July 28, 2022. 

The Wombats

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The Wombats (featuring Matthew Murphy) performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago, July 28, 2022. 

Lollapalooza

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A celebrant at Lollapalooza 2022 in Chicago. 

Rezz

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Canadian DJ Isabelle Rezazadeh (a.k.a. Rezz) performs on Day Two of Lollapalooza, at Grant Park in Chicago, July 29, 2022. 

Girl in Red

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Norwegian singer-songwriter Marie Ulven Ringheim, who performs under the name Girl in Red, appears at Lollapalooza in Chicago, July 29, 2022. 

The Regrettes

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Lydia Night, of the L.A. punk band The Regrettes, performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago, July 29, 2022. 

Royal Blood

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Drummer Ben Thatcher, part of the English rock duo Royal Blood, performs on Day Two of Lollapalooza, at Grant Park in Chicago, July 29, 2022. 

Glass Animals

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Dave Bayley of the English indie rock band Glass Animals (one of this year’s Grammy nominees for Best New Artist) performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago, July 29, 2022. 

Lollapalooza

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Security at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park. 

Måneskin

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Damiano David of the Italian band Måneskin performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago, July 31, 2022. Their set included the hits “Supermodel,” “Zitti e Buoni,” “I Wanna Be Your Slave,” and “Mammamia.” 

Måneskin

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Victoria De Angelis and Thomas Raggi of Måneskin perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago, July 31, 2022. 

Porno for Pyros

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Singer Perry Ferrell of Porno for Pyros, the alternative rock band formed by members of Jane’s Addiction, performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago, July 31, 2022. The band has reunited since their last album release, in 1996. Their setlist included “Tahitian Moon,” “Pets” and “Cursed Female.” 

Green Day

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Mike Dirnt and Billie Joe Armstrong, of Day Four headliner band Green Day, closed out the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, July 31, 2022. Their 21-song set list included “When I Come Around,” “Welcome to Paradise,” “Holiday,” “Know Your Enemy,” “21 Guns,” and “American Idiot.” 

Green Day

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The mysterious Pink Bunny puts in an appearance at the Green Day concert at Lollapalooza. 

Roger Waters

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There was lots of Pink Floyd in the air as Roger Waters performs on his “This Is Not a Drill Tour,” at the United Center in Chicago, July 26, 2022. 

Florida Georgia Line

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Florida Georgia Line (Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard) performs at Country Thunder at Twin Lakes, Wis., July 24, 2022.

Florida Georgia Line

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Earlier this year Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that they were “taking a break” after this summer’s tour, and would work on solo projects for the foreseeable future. 

Country Thunder

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The scene at Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, for this year’s Country Thunder concerts. The festival features performances across North America (including Florence, Arizona; Forest City, Iowa; Kissimmee, Florida; Bristol, Tennessee; Craven, Saskatchewan; and Calgary, Alberta). 

Granger Smith

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Granger Smith (“Backroad Song”) performs at Country Thunder at Twin Lakes, Wis., July 21, 2022.

Chris Janson

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Singer-songwriter Chris Janson (“Buy Me a Boat”) performs at Country Thunder at Twin Lakes, Wis., July 22, 2022. 

Kameron Marlowe

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North Carolina singer-songwriter Kameron Marlowe obliges fans at Country Thunder at Twin Lakes, Wis., July 22, 2022. 

Chase Rice

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Chase Rice (“Eyes On You,” “Drinkin’ Beer, Talkin’ God, Amen”) performs at Country Thunder at Twin Lakes, Wis., July 24, 2022. 

Tenille Townes

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Canadian country singer Tenille Townes (“Somebody’s Daughter,” “Jersey on the Wall”) performs at Country Thunder at Twin Lakes, Wis., July 24, 2022. 

The Black Keys

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Dan Auerbach, of the rock duo The Black Keys, performs at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill., July 17, 2022. Auerbach and Patrick Carney are currently touring North America on their “Dropout Boogie” tour alongside Band of Horses. 

The Black Keys

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Drummer Patrick Carney, of The Black Keys. The rock duo, which has won four Grammy Awards, performed “Wild Child,” “It Ain’t Over” and “Your Team Is Looking Good,” from their latest album, “Dropout Boogie.” 

Band of Horses

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Band of Horses bass player Matt Gentling, at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill., July 17, 2022. The indie rock band from Seattle, which is touring with The Black Keys, recently released their sixth studio album, “Things Are Great.”

Band of Horses

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Band of Horses drummer Creighton Barrett. 

Ceramic Animal

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Appearing with The Black Keys and Band of Horses in Chicago on July 17 was Ceramic Animal, a rockabilly band produced by Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach. 

Rage Against the Machine

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Embarking on a reunion tour after 11 years, Rage Against the Machine performs at United Center in Chicago, July 11, 2022. 

Rage Against the Machine

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On the first night of their two-night stand in Chicago, Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha – perhaps forgetting he is 31 years older than when the band first performed together – jumped on stage at the United Center during “Bullet to the Head,” and hurt his foot. He pushed through, sitting for the rest of both shows rather than cancelling. 

Rage Against the Machine

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Bassist Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine performs at United Center in Chicago, July 11, 2022. 

Def Leppard

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The English rock band Def Leppard performs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, July 8, 2022. Their setlist included “Love Bites,” “Rocket,” “Rock of Ages,” “Animal” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” 

Def Leppard

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Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliot. 

Def Leppard

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Guitarist Phil Collen of Def Leppard. 

Classless Act

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The L.A. rock band Classless Act, touring this summer with Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard, performs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, July 8, 2022. Formed in 2016 through connections made over Instagram and TikTok, the band features lead singer Derek Day. 

Mötley Crüe

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The heavy metal band Mötley Crüe (featuring Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars) performs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, July 8, 2022.

Mötley Crüe

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Drummer Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe performs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, July 8, 2022.

Mötley Crüe

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Vince Neil on stage in Chicago. Mötley Crüe’s set list included “Shout at the Devil,” “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away),” “Dr. Feelgood” and “Primal Scream.” 

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

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Singer-songwriter Joan Jett, of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, performs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, July 8, 2022. Her set list included “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah),” “Bad Reputation,” and “Cherry Bomb.” 

Poison

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Poison performs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, July 8, 2022. Among their lineup: “Talk Dirty To Me,” “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” and “Fallen Angel.” 

Poison

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Poison frontman Bret Michaels. 

My Morning Jacket

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The Louisville-based rock band My Morning Jacket (with guitarist Jim James in front) performs at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, July 2, 2022.

The band performed new songs from their latest, eponymous album (including “Love Love Love,” “Least Expected” and “Never in the Real World”), along with such past hits as “Holdin on to Black Metal,” “Friends Again” and “Feel You.” 

My Morning Jacket

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Drummer Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket. 

My Morning Jacket

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Bassist Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket.

Santana

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Carlos Santana performs on the “Miraculous Supernatural” tour, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Illinois, on July 2, 2022. 

Carlos Santana

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Carlos Santana performs on the “Miraculous Supernatural” tour, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Illinois, on July 2, 2022. 

Cindy Blackman Santana

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Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana performs at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill., July 2, 2022. Carlos Santana proposed to Cindy during a concert in 2010. She’s since become a regular part of his touring band, and has also recorded her own material. 

Earth, Wind & Fire

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Opening for Santana on their tour: Earth, Wind & Fire, here performing in Tinley Park, Illinois, on July 2, 2022. And what would an EWF setlist be without “Boogie Wonderland,” “September” “Celebrate,” and “Shining Star”? They did not disappoint. 

Earth, Wind & Fire

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Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White.

Earth, Wind & Fire

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Earth, Wind & Fire singer Philip Bailey.

Lamb of God

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Spread across three weekends in June and July, Milwaukee Summerfest features more than 1,000 performances at venues overlooking Lake Michigan, with an expected attendance of 750,000.

A headliner act on June 30 was the heavy metal band Lamb of God

Chevelle

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Touring bass player Kemble Walters of the rock band Chevelle performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, June 30, 2022.

Disturbed

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Yeah, I’m lookin’ at you: Dan Donegan of the metal band Disturbed performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, June 30, 2022.

Gayle

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Pop singer Gayle, who had an international hit in 2021 with “ABCDEFU,” performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, June 30, 2022.

The Indigo Girls

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The Indigo Girls (Amy Ray and Emily Saliers) perform at Milwaukee Summerfest, June 30, 2022.

Juliana Hatfield

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Singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield performed “My Sister” and “Spin the Bottle” at Milwaukee Summerfest, June 30, 2022.

Sir Mix a Lot

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Rapper Sir Mix a Lot performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, June 30, 2022.

The Fixx

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The London new wave band The Fixx (featuring lead singer Cy Curnin) performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, June 30, 2022. Their setlist included “One Thing Leads to Another,” “Red Skies,” “Secret Separation” and “Are We Ourselves?” 

Todd Rundgren

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At Milwaukee Summerfest, June 30, 2022, Todd Rundgren‘s setlist included songs from his days with Nazz (“Open My Eyes,” “Hello It’s Me”) and Utopia (“One World,” “Lysistrata”). 

Royal & the Serpent

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Singer-songwriter Royal & the Serpent (a.k.a. Ryan Santiago) performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, June 30, 2022.

The Revivalists

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The New Orleans rock band The Revivalists perform at Milwaukee Summerfest, June 30, 2022. Among their hits: “Wish I Knew You,” “All My Friends” and “Oh No.” 

Machine Gun Kelly

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Hip hop-rock artist Machine Gun Kelly was headliner of Milwaukee Summerfest on July 1, 2022. He performed such hits as “Bloody Valentine,” “My Ex’s Best Friend,” and “Make Up Sex.” 

Avril Lavigne

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Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, an eight-time Grammy-nominee, performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, July 1, 2022. She performed “Complicated,” “Girlfriend,” “What the Hell” and “Sk8er Boi.” She also joined Machine Gun Kelly in performing “Bois Lie.”

Alessia Cara

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Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, July 1, 2022. Among her songs: “Scars It to Beautiful,” “Stay,” “Sweet Dream” and “How Far I’ll Go.” 

Howard Jones

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British synth-pop musician Howard Jones performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, July 1, 2022.

Iann Dior

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Rapper Iann Dior performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, July 1, 2022.

Scarypoolparty

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Musician Alejandro Aranda, whose stage name is Scarypoolparty, performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, July 1, 2022.

The Steepwater Band

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The Steepwater Band, rockers from Chicago, performs at Milwaukee Summerfest, July 1, 2022.

Summer Smash 2022

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Sheck Wes was one of the artists performing at Summer Smash, a hip hop festival in Chicago, on June 17-19, 2022. 

Wiz Khalifa

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Wiz Khalifa performs at Summer Smash in Chicago, June 17, 2022. 

Lil Uzi

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Lil Uzi was the headliner on Day One of Summer Smash 2022 in Chicago. 

Bia

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The rapper Bia performs at Summer Smash in Chicago, June 18, 2022. 

Dreezy

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Dreezy performs at Summer Smash in Chicago, June 18, 2022. 

Post Malone

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Post Malone headlined Day Two of Summer Smash 2022 in Chicago. 

Alison Krauss & Robert Plant

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Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and bluegrass star Alison Krauss began collaborating with their 2007 album “Raising Sand,” a Grammy-winner for album of the year. They are currently on tour supporting their latest album, “Raise the Roof.” Here they perform at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago, June 7, 2022. 

Alison Krauss

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Alison Krauss performs at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago, June 7, 2022. 

Robert Plant

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Robert Plant performs at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago, June 7, 2022.

Plant and Alison Krauss’ setlist included songs from their new album (including “Rich Woman,” “Please Read the Letter,” and “Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson”), Everly Brothers covers (“Gone Gone Gone,” “Stick With Me Baby”), and some Zeppelin (“The Battle of Evermore”). 

John 5

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While some bands are on hold, members of bands have picked up solo shows on the road. Guitarist John 5 (who has been performing with Rob Zombie) is now on tour with his band, John 5 and the Creatures, while Zombie is making a movie. John 5 appeared at the Apollo Theatre A.C., in Belvidere, Ill., on May 4. 

Adept at both heavy metal and country (as a child he was a fan of “Hee Haw”), John 5 performed “Six Hundred and Sixty Six Pickers in Hell, CA,” “Land of Misfit Toys,” “Season of the Witch,” “Howdy,” and “The Black Grass Plague.” 

The Haxans

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The Haxans, featuring Rob Zombie’s bass player Matt Montgomery, opened for John 5 in Belvidere, Ill., on May 4, 2022. Here Montgomery performs without stage makeup. 

Zakk Wylde

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Ozzy Osbourne’s longtime lead guitarist Zakk Wylde, on tour with his heavy metal band Black Label Society, performs at the Apollo Theatre A.C., in Belvidere, Ill., May 5, 2022. 

Nita Strauss

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Opening for Wylde and Black Label Society in May was solo guitarist Nita Strauss. A descendent of classical composer Johann Strauss, she has toured with Alice Cooper, performed at football games and wrestling events, and was featured in “Hired Gun,” a documentary about touring and session musicians.

Her setlist included “Mariana Trench,” “The Quest,” “Our Most Desperate Hour,” and her 2021 #1 hit, “Dead Inside.” 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre, pioneers of alternative and psych rock, are on their first nationwide tour since 2018. (Their latest music dropped in March.) Here they perform at the Vic Theatre, Chicago, on April 8, 2022. Touring with Anton Newcombe are Hallberg Daði Hallbergsson on bass, Hakon Adalsteinsson and Enrique Maymi on guitar, Uri Rennert on drums, Joel Gion on tambourine, and Ryan Carlson on keyboards.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

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In April, while touring in Portland, the bus being used by the band was broken into, and their gear stolen. Newcombe tweeted: “To the mother f*****s that stole my s*** that I feed my family with: it will be my hand that greets you when you die. you will [fire emoji].”

Less than two weeks later, most of the guitars and other equipment were recovered by police from a homeless encampment. 

Volbeat

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The Danish rock band Volbeat – whose music is a blend of rock, rockabilly and heavy metal – appeared at Allstate Arena in Chicago, February 8, 2022, opening for Ghost. 

Ghost

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The setlist for the Swedish rock band Ghost included “Square Hammer,” “Rats,” “Hunter’s Moon,” Dance Macabre,” and “From the Pinnacle to the Pit.” They also covered Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” 

Tool

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On March 10, 2022, the Los Angeles rock band Tool played at the United Center in Chicago. Performing were vocalist Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor. “They technically strive for perfection in their show, and achieve beyond it,” noted Barlow.

Their tour is in support of Tool’s 2019 album “Fear Inoculum,” their first album in 13 years. “Fear Inoculum” debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, and featured the hits “Invincible,” “Descending,” “Culling Voices,” and “Chocolate Chip Trip,” all of which turned up on the setlist. 

     
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