NEPA Scene Staff

Breaking Benjamin returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Papa Roach on Sept. 18

Breaking Benjamin returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Papa Roach on Sept. 18

From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum-selling Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin will return to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. with Papa Roach and Memphis May Fire, presented by Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X. Fans will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

From a press release: In March, a new company called Parlor Beverages announced that it would be creating craft sodas in Wilkes-Barre. Now, this lifestyle brand built on nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll is telling soda drinkers to “get ready for a mouthful of madness” – $10 four-packs of root beer, butterscotch root beer, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Breaking Benjamin’s only festival show of 2021 is Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Virginia on Sept. 9-12

Breaking Benjamin’s only festival show of 2021 is Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Virginia on Sept. 9-12

From a press release: Today, multi-platinum-selling Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin announced that their only music festival appearance of 2021 will be at Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia. Running Thursday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 12, the “fan-driven rock experience” will feature six stages with over 180 bands, including Five Finger Death Punch, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

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