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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VIDEO: Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, and Lifer members cover Filter hit ‘Take a Picture’ in quarantine

VIDEO: Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, and Lifer members cover Filter hit ‘Take a Picture’ in quarantine

Inspired by the many well-known musicians teaming up for quarantine performances, Berwick native Nick Coyle brought some his fellow Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians and national recording artists together to cover Filter’s hit song “Take a Picture” safely from home. Coyle, a solo artist as well as the singer of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer and guitarist/backing […]

 Rich Howells

Another Day Dawns debuts in Top 40 of Mediabase Active Rock Chart as first unsigned Pennsylvania rock artists on chart

Another Day Dawns debuts in Top 40 of Mediabase Active Rock Chart as first unsigned Pennsylvania rock artists on chart

Today, Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns debuted at No. 40 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart with their single “Taste of Heaven,” a notable feat for any unsigned artist. The lead track from their new EP, “Stranger,” has over 100,000 streams on Spotify, and the music video, which was filmed in Pittston, has […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer debuts first new song in 18 years, ‘The Start of Something Else’

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer debuts first new song in 18 years, ‘The Start of Something Else’

When Lifer broke up like so many other nu metal bands in the early 2000s, the chances that the Wilkes-Barre group would ever record together again were slim, especially after its members moved on to other projects like Breaking Benjamin, The Drama Club, and later Cold. Their dedicated fan base in Northeastern Pennsylvania, however, never […]

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Breaking Benjamin is back at Montage Mountain in Scranton with Bush, Theory of a Deadman, and more on July 18

Breaking Benjamin is back at Montage Mountain in Scranton with Bush, Theory of a Deadman, and more on July 18

From a press release: Following the recent wrap-up of their North American co-headlining arena tour with Korn, Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin has announced their 2020 U.S. summer tour with fellow multi-platinum-selling rockers Bush. Produced by Live Nation, the tour featuring opening acts Theory of a Deadman, Saint Asonia, and Cory Marks kicks off July […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking Benjamin bassist Aaron Bruch taking over vocals for Pan.a.ce.a reunion in Wilkes-Barre on April 11

Breaking Benjamin bassist Aaron Bruch taking over vocals for Pan.a.ce.a reunion in Wilkes-Barre on April 11

Last week, a big benefit show was announced for Bret Alexander, one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most loved and respected musicians. Headlining this massive lineup of local artists is a series of reunion performances, and one more that was just added today will be a welcome surprise for fans of Breaking Benjamin and local rock music. […]

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Breaking Benjamin announce acoustic album, tour with Korn tour hitting Allentown on Jan. 23

Breaking Benjamin announce acoustic album, tour with Korn tour hitting Allentown on Jan. 23

From a press release: A long time in the making, multi-platinum Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin officially announced the title, release date, and tracklist of their anticipated acoustic album. “Aurora” will feature reimagined acoustic versions of songs from their vast catalog, starting with “So Cold,” the lead single from their second album, 2004’s “We Are […]

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