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THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS Drops When We Were Young – Weekend One Behind The Scenes Mini-Documentary Today

The definitive behind the scenes mini-documentary of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ (RJA’s) experience from weekend one of the When We Were Young Festival (10/22-23/22), including Saturday’s festival cancellation, subsequent pop-up show with Hawthorne Heights and Armor for Sleep, and RJA’s next day’s performance.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
When We Were Young – Weekend One Behind The Scenes Mini-Doc

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During The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ soundcheck at the When We Were Young Festival, an announcement came over the loudspeaker stating the show for Day One was canceled due to high winds. RJA teamed up with Hawthorne Heights and Armor For Sleep and secured The Strat Hotel Casino for a free show.

Watch and hear literally everyone in attendance singing along to “Face Down” via video posted on their Instagram here.

Day Two, the When We Were Young festival goes as planned and RJA hits the stage.

During an interview with Variety Magazine, Frontman Ronnie Winter shared “It was one of my favorite sets in my entire career. Mainly because we were one of the first bands to play after day one ended so tragically. The vibe was high. It was like everyone, all at once, took a deep breathe and said, ‘Ok, this is really happening,’ which was really needed. In that moment, we were all united. It really was beautiful. I’m grateful I was alive to see it, and I felt honored to be a part of it in my small way.”

The audience, again, adding their voices to “Face Down” (which Billboard lists on their Greatest of All Time Alternative Songs Chart) during the powerful finale of RJA’s set.

RJA WWWY Day 2
Day Two – Photo Credit: K Enagonio

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (RJA) released a new symphonic version of their RIAA certified 5x Platinum hit Face Down on all streaming platforms Friday, October 21, followed by a new video on October 2. Face Down (Symphonic Edition) is a stirring, emotional follow-up to the original hit, both timeless and scathing indictments of domestic violence and its devastating impacts. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is partnering with leading digital domestic violence resource, DomesticShelters.org, to raise awareness about domestic violence and share free resources for people experiencing abuse.

Watch “Face Down (Symphonic Edition)” Music Video here:

The 2006 smash hit “Face Down” was written by RJA lead singer, Ronnie Winter, who witnessed firsthand the lifelong effects domestic violence has on abuse victims and their families. Since its initial release more than 15 years ago on the band’s RIAA certified Platinum debut album Don’t You Fake It (2006), “Face Down” has helped a countless number of domestic violence victims and survivors find their voices and work to escape abuse. “Face Down” has an enduring legacy of positive impact, with over 347 million streams on Spotify and over 120 million views of its original music video on YouTube alone. Fans of RJA and “Face Down” began an outpouring of support for the new Symphonic Edition on TikTok, with the announcement video generating more than 2.6 million views and thousands of comments in less than a week.

The band is well known for its Multi-Platinum debut album Don’t You Fake It (one of Alt Press Most Influential Emo Albums) and their 5x Platinum single “Face Down” (video / audio / lyrics), a timeless and scathing indictment of domestic violence. “Face Down” is also on the Billboard Greatest of All Time Alternative Songs chart.

RJA Billboard GOAT Alt

About The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus:

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is an American rock band formed in 2003, whose members include Ronnie Winter, his brother Randy Winter, Joey Westwood, Josh Burke and Jon Espy. Over their years as a band, RJA has amassed over 1 billion streams across platforms, achieved numerous Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles, numerous Billboard #1’s and Top 10 radio singles, was named one of Alt Press Most Influential Emo Bands of All Time, was honored on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and has been featured on major motion picture soundtracks, among many other achievements. Continued recent viral social success includes videos with 4M TikTok views, YouTube and more.

About DomesticShelters.org:

DomesticShelters.org is a service of Theresa’s Fund, an Arizona-based 501(c)3 non-profit charity started in 1992 by Preston V. McMurry, Jr. Launched In 2014, DomesticShelters.org provides the first and most extensive searchable digital database of domestic violence programs and shelters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as one of the largest sources of resources, tools and information for people experiencing and working to end domestic violence. DomesticShelters.org is also the host of the Purple Ribbon Awards, the first comprehensive awards program honoring the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement.

Learn more at DomesticShelters.org

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Featured photo (top) by Black Creek Productions



CHERRY BOMBS Explode on This Summer’s Music Festival Circuit, Announce UK Dates with COREY TAYLOR

Cherry Bombs fire breathing

We have waited nearly two years for real touring and festivals to commence … wait no more!! Cherry Bombs bring an exciting and entirely new way to experience rock and roll music. You won’t believe your eyes watching their daredevil acts, feminine power, fearless and dynamic performances featuring dance, fire, aerial, grinding, stilt walking, and so much more.

Alicia Taylor shares, “We are beyond thrilled to be invited to perform at Louder Than Life and Aftershock in 2022! It feels incredible to be accepted alongside the incredible bands that are on the bill and solidifies that there IS a place for us in the world of rock and metal. We are carving out our own unique path and are eternally grateful to those like Danny Wimmer and team for seeing something in us.”

Corey Taylor adds, “Everybody has their favorite tours. I have been very fortunate to have been a part of so many over the years. To not only be able to tour with my wife, but also to know that they are putting on an amazing show as well, I can maybe think of a handful of people who can say that. Get ready for a rad time!”

Corey Taylor Cherry Bombs Tour 2022

Cherry Bombs tour dates for Fall 2022:

  • Sept 22-25, 2022 – LouderThanLife Festival, Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center – Louisville, KY – Tickets
  • Oct 6-9, 2022 – Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park – Sacramento, CA – Tickets
  • Oct 17, 2022 – London Palladium – London, UK – Tickets
  • Oct 19, 2022 – Bonus Arena – Hull, UK – Tickets
  • Oct 24, 2022 – Swansea Arena – Swansea, UK – Tickets

Girl Gang

Tune in now:
Girl Gang Season 4 – premiered March 9th on YouTube.
Follow the Cherry Bombs, one of the first groups to tour during the pandemic. Watch here how they face the obstacles and achieve success!

Alicia Taylor explains “When Corey Taylor and I started putting together our tour during 2021, we were one of the first acts in our genre to accomplish this during the pandemic. We wanted to do it right, by reducing as many risks as possible- to not only prove to ourselves, but to our industry, that perhaps there is a way to adapt and make shows happen. We covered as many bases as possible: temperature checks, consistent testing on the road, reduced capacity at shows, requiring masks, we stayed in a bubble- we really wanted to make this tour a success. Girl Gang 4 is all about that tour, and the process behind making it happen.”

Cherry Bombs arials

2019 saw the premiere of the YouTube docu-series titled, “Girl Gang”, which pulled the curtain back to reveal what it takes to put on such a unique show. The series has been met with overwhelmingly positive reception for its raw storytelling and willingness of the performers to show vulnerability. Episodes focus on the inner-workings of Cherry Bombs, including the adventures, challenges, and triumphs they experience.

Like many in the industry, the pandemic of 2020 forced Cherry Bombs to cancel their tour. However, they adapted quickly, and filmed their headlining show, Macabarét – a story of karma wrapped in temptation, action, and danger around every corner. This “eyegasm” of a movie was streamed worldwide and met with rave reviews, cementing it to become an annual event every October.

Cherry Bombs performing

About Cherry Bombs:

Cutting their teeth in the world of motorcycle rallies, they soon climbed the ranks of live entertainment by being the first group of its kind to bag a national tour with Buckcherry and Black Stone Cherry in 2016. Since then, Cherry Bombs have appeared in performances and tours nationally and internationally (Stone Sour/Steel Panther, Corey Taylor, KNOTFEST Mexico, ForceFest Mexico, KNOTFEST Colombia), on television (AEW), and in numerous music videos (Corey Taylor, 21 Savage, Fozzy, Moonshine Bandits).

Cherry Bombs online:



Mark Hunter of CHIMAIRA Stars in Upcoming Documentary About Mental Health, “Down Again”

“I have dealt with depression and bipolar for a good part of my life,” says Mark Hunter, vocalist for iconic Cleveland, Ohio-based heavy metal band Chimaira. “It’s probably safe to say that most Chimaira fans understand that the band’s music, lyrics, and live performances were my cathartic outlet.”

On October 10, 2018 – World Mental Health Day – Mark Hunter will share his personal story about utilizing his art to battle personal struggles and bipolar disorder in a heartfelt upcoming documentary, Down Again. The film is directed by Nick Cavalier – also recognized for directing Derek Hess‘ award-winning Forced Perspective documentary – and will be free and available to stream on October 10 at Down Again Film

Read an in-depth interview about Down Again and view clips of the film via Loudwire

Mark Hunter and director Nick Cavalier met on a panel speaking about Mental Health and Creativity monitored by Dr. Patrick Runnels (featured in the documentary) during the Acting Out! festival in Cleveland – a festival put on in 2017 to raise mental health awareness. After hearing his story at the panel, Nick approached Mark to create a short film around his ability to cope with mental illness in the public spotlight through the art. Down Again juxtaposes Chimaira‘s history with Mark‘s life events and lyrics, presenting an intimate timeline through the rise and fall of the band and Mark‘s ability to channel it into art. The film also explores the catharsis created by the act of making music and art and how the end result affects the fans.

“I was a bit apprehensive [to do this documentary] at first,” continues Mark Hunter. “Not because I am unwilling to share my story, but more so because there are thousands of people infinitely more interesting than me. And worse off than me. But in the end, I am thankful to have been a part of this short documentary. It captured an extremely critical moment in time. The rekindling of friendships with my former bandmates was one of the most significant healing moments of my entire life.”

Mark adds, “It’s unfortunate to note the past couple of years have been tough on the music community. We lost a lot of talented people to their struggles with depression. I hope the viewers of our film will take away a story of healing and feel the impact of dealing with mental health issues head-on.”

In addition to interviews with Mark Hunter and those in his life about his mental health, upbringing, and the formation/rise of Chimaira, the documentary also includes high-quality video footage of the band’s 15th Christmas show at the Agora in Cleveland (2017), featuring the band’s original line-up – marking their first performance together after nearly seven years of separation.

Mark Hunter explains, “This is not a story about Chimaira, although fans of the band will be excited to see familiar faces and hear some of their favorite songs. The audience will get a glimpse into my personality and how I use art to better deal with the harder moments of life.”

In addition to direction of photography by Tyler Clark, the film also features a devastating live audio mix by Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold.

Not only does Down Again explore Mark‘s art via Chimaira, but also his photography – visiting Mark‘s world not only through his figurative lens, but his literal one. He adds, “Since the band ended in 2014, photography has been my passion and a great way to fill my time with positivity.”

Down Again was made possible by a generous donation from The Centers for Family and Children, and marketing support via Hope For The Day.

To learn more, visit the film’s IMDB page here, or www.nickcavalier.com

About Nick Cavalier:

Nick Cavalier is a director of films, commercials, branded content and music videos. A visual and character-focused storyteller, Nick is known for his high production value docu-driven films with poetic hero-centered themes. Nick has been honored with awards and selections at festivals such as SXSW, Palm Springs, and Cleveland International. His work is featured in multiple national publications including New York Times, VICE, Shorts TV, Devour, HYPEBEAST, Alternative Press, Funny Or Die, G4, MTV, Fast Company, Juxtapoz Magazine and many more. In addition to the praise received for Forced Perspective, Nick is lauded for his short film about vinyl record resurgence, Gotta Groove Records.