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NEPA rock stars and business owners create new Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages

NEPA rock stars and business owners create new Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages

From a press release: Nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll – these two things commonly appear together but rarely do they intertwine into a craft beverage moniker. Parlor Beverages in Wilkes-Barre seeks to alter that perspective as it enters the market offering lifestyle brand craft sodas, kicking off with both root beer and butterscotch flavors that […]

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Korn and Breaking Benjamin members release new Love and Death album, ‘Perfectly Preserved’

Korn and Breaking Benjamin members release new Love and Death album, ‘Perfectly Preserved’

From a press release: Metal band Love and Death, led by Brian “Head” Welch of Korn and featuring Breaking Benjamin lead guitarist Jasen Rauch as a new full-time member of the group, released their highly anticipated new album “Perfectly Preserved” last Friday, Feb. 12. That night, they celebrated their first album in eight years with […]

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Earshot, feat. Wilkes-Barre guitarist Aaron Fink, tackles pandemic depression in new music video

Earshot, feat. Wilkes-Barre guitarist Aaron Fink, tackles pandemic depression in new music video

From a press release: Hard rock band Earshot, best known for such hits as “Get Away,” “Headstrong,” and “Wait,” started the new year by releasing their first original song in five years on Jan. 1, appropriately titled “Been a Long Time,” and on Feb. 4, they followed it up with a new music video as […]

 Rich Howells

After 16 years, Breaking Benjamin’s ‘Halo 2’ single ‘Blow Me Away’ is certified platinum

After 16 years, Breaking Benjamin’s ‘Halo 2’ single ‘Blow Me Away’ is certified platinum

A little over 16 years after it was released, the RIAA certified Breaking Benjamin’s 2004 single “Blow Me Away” platinum on Jan. 14, which means it has sold over one million units in the United States. Frontman Benjamin Burnley describes himself as a “huge gamer,” so the Wilkes-Barre rock band wrote the song specifically for […]

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Earshot, feat. Wilkes-Barre guitarist Aaron Fink, releases first single in 5 years, ‘Been a Long Time’

Earshot, feat. Wilkes-Barre guitarist Aaron Fink, releases first single in 5 years, ‘Been a Long Time’

From a press release: Chart-topping hard rock band Earshot, who are best known for such hits as “Get Away,” “Headstrong,” and “Wait,” is coming out swinging in 2021 as they unveil their first original song in five years and reveal details about their forthcoming collection of new material. The appropriately titled “Been a Long Time” […]

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NEPA musicians ‘Come Together’ for benefit concert outside Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on July 16

NEPA musicians ‘Come Together’ for benefit concert outside Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on July 16

From a press release: Today, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township announced that it will host a live benefit concert entitled “Come Together: A Community Benefit Concert for the Arts” on the outdoor stage in the arena’s parking lot on Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m. Produced by Joe Nardone’s Gallery […]

 Rich Howells

Ex-Breaking Benjamin guitarist Aaron Fink auctions off ‘Diary of Jane’ guitar to benefit Bret Alexander

Ex-Breaking Benjamin guitarist Aaron Fink auctions off ‘Diary of Jane’ guitar to benefit Bret Alexander

The massive local benefit concert for Bret Alexander of The Badlees and Gentleman East was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, so the artists involved have been finding other ways to raise money for the respected singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. Aaron Fink, a solo artist who is best known as the founding guitarist of […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘Hunger Strike’ covered by Cold, Crobot, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, Lifer, and Earshot members in quarantine

VIDEO: ‘Hunger Strike’ covered by Cold, Crobot, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, Lifer, and Earshot members in quarantine

Nick Coyle, a solo artist from Berwick as well as the singer of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer and guitarist/backing vocalist of Cold, is back with a new entry in his all-star “Corona Sessions” series, this time bringing in even more local artists for a quarantine jam with past and present members of Crobot, Breaking […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking Benjamin cancels summer tour with Bush, including Scranton stop at Montage Mountain

Breaking Benjamin cancels summer tour with Bush, including Scranton stop at Montage Mountain

Today, Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin canceled their entire U.S. summer tour with fellow multi-platinum-selling rockers Bush, including the planned hometown stop at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Saturday, July 18. The band posted the following message on their website and social media: Our summer tour with Bush, Theory of a Deadman, […]

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Wilkes-Barre guitarist Aaron Fink joins Los Angeles rockers Earshot, releases new single ‘Uninvited’

Wilkes-Barre guitarist Aaron Fink joins Los Angeles rockers Earshot, releases new single ‘Uninvited’

From a press release: Chart-topping hard rock band Earshot, who are best known for such hits as “Get Away,” “Headstrong,” and “Wait,” released their first single in five years today, reinventing the Grammy Award-winning Alanis Morissette hit “Uninvited.” This dark and hard-driving version of the 1990s classic features the Los Angeles quintet’s new lineup that […]

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