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California's FLANNEL NATION Festival Canceled Due To 'Ongoing Problems And Logistical Setbacks'

The Flannel Nation music festival, which was set to take place August 13 at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California, has been canceled. Among the artists which were scheduled to perform at the event were EVERCLEAR, FILTER, CANDLEBOX, SOUL ASYLUM, CRACKER, FASTBALL, SPONGE, STAR ZERO, X WIRE...
August 10, 2022

CANDLEBOX Frontman Is 'Heartbroken' After Fourth Of July Mass Shooting In Illinois: 'F**k This Bulls**t'

CANDLEBOX frontman Kevin Martin has reacted on social media to yesterday's mass shooting outside of Chicago. Seven people died and dozens of others were wounded after a gunman opened fire on a Fourth Of July parade from a rooftop in Highland Park, Illinois, police said. The shooter used a high-power...
July 5, 2022

PEARL JAM Rejoined By Drummer DAVE KRUSEN For Fresno Concert

Early PEARL JAM drummer Dave Krusen rejoined his former bandmates on stage Monday night (May 16) at a concert in Fresno, California. Krusen was one of three drummers tapped to fill in for PEARL JAM's longtime drummer Matt Cameron, who has been sitting out shows on the band's current tour after posit...
May 17, 2022

CANDLEBOX's KEVIN MARTIN Says He Is 'Retiring' After 30th Anniversary Of Band's Debut Album

CANDLEBOX frontman Kevin Martin has announced plans to retire after the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's debut album in 2023. "I am retiring after next summer — yes, I am retiring," he told the 94.3 The Shark radio station in an interview that was conducted on May 7 (as transcribed by B...
May 12, 2022

CANDLEBOX Pays Tribute To TAYLOR HAWKINS With Cover Of FOO FIGHTERS' 'Learn To Fly' In Dallas (Video)

CANDLEBOX ended its show last night (Saturday, March 26) in Dallas, Texas at The Echo Lounge & Music Hall with a special tribute to the late FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins. The band performed a cover of the FOO FIGHTERS' "Learn To Fly" after CANDLEBOX frontman Kevin Martin said, "You will b...
March 27, 2022

Rockers React To Death Of FOO FIGHTERS Drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS

Paul Stanley (KISS),Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Morello and Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH) are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins died on Friday (March 25) at the age of 50. The band confirmed his passing in a statement. "The FO...
March 26, 2022


EVERCLEAR, SOUL ASYLUM and CANDLEBOX are among the artists who will perform at the Flannel Nation music festival, set to take place August 13 at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California. Also scheduled to appear are FILTER, SPONGE, FASTBALL and CRACKER. The '80s were neon and big hair; then...
March 23, 2022

CANDLEBOX Is Focus Of New Feature-Length Documentary 'Far Behind: The Candlebox Story'

Warner Music Entertainment (WME),the television and film division of Warner Music Group, has partnered with Highway West Entertainment on a forthcoming new feature-length documentary, "Far Behind: The Candlebox Story". The film will explore the beginnings of what the world would come to know as the...
March 15, 2022

CANDLEBOX's KEVIN MARTIN: 'I Probably Don't Deserve The Success I've Had'

In a recent interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", CANDLEBOX's Kevin Martin was asked if he is the type of artist who works on music every single day. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No, man. I'm not prolific at all. I probably don't de...
December 28, 2021

CANDLEBOX Announces Spring 2022 Acoustic Tour

On the heels of their critically acclaimed, acoustic release of "Riptide", which was produced by Peter Cornell (brother of the late Chris Cornell),multi-platinum rockers CANDLEBOX have announced dates for their "Candlebox Unplugged" tour. The 14-show routing will kick off April 20 in Cincinnati, Oh...
December 17, 2021

CANDLEBOX's KEVIN MARTIN: How TRUMP Administration Inspired Title Of 'Wolves' Album

In a new interview with V13, CANDLEBOX frontman Kevin Martin spoke about how our "pack mentality/lone wolf mentality" as human beings served as an inspiration for the title of the band's latest album, "Wolves". He said: "I came up with this title for this record prior to the pandemic. Watching the p...
November 26, 2021

CANDLEBOX Welcomes 12-Year-Old VEDDER GABRIEL On Stage To Perform 'Far Behind' (Video)

CANDLEBOX frontman Kevin Martin had the audience at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, Arizona on its feet Thursday night (October 21) when he welcomed 12-year-old TikTok star Vedder Gabriel on stage to perform the band's hit song "Far Behind". Martin and Gabriel had met previously on Instagram, whic...
October 23, 2021

CANDLEBOX Frontman On Touring During Pandemic: 'It's The First Time Ever I Felt Like This Is A Job'

CANDLEBOX frontman Kevin Martin spoke to Chris Akin of "Aftershocks" about what it has been like for him and his bandmates to tour during the pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The response is great. The venues aren't at full capacity — most of the ones that we're playing — so...
October 3, 2021

JERRY CANTRELL And KIM THAYIL Set For 2022 'The Sounds Of Seattle' Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp In Los Angeles

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil and original PEARL JAM drummer Dave Krusen will take part in "The Sounds Of Seattle" Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, set to take place February 17-20, 2022 in Los Angeles. Thayil said in a statement: "The past few years...
September 7, 2021

CANDLEBOX Frontman: 'I Can't Afford For Someone In My Band To Get COVID'

CANDLEBOX frontman Kevin Martin spoke to Sofa King Cool about what it has been like for him and his bandmates to tour during the pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Our fans aren't happy about it, but we're not doing meet-and-greets, we're not doing VIPs, we're not any backstage...
August 28, 2021