The guys talked about some pretty epic pranks that Shinedown played on the band and how Adelitas Way can dish it out. Also, they talked about bands that they have played with and who they were excited to see.
The band put on a great show that ended with front-man Rick DeJesus crowd surfing and even signing a lucky fan's bare breast.
New Medicine is relatively new to the rock scene. They released their first album, Race You to the Bottom in 2010. Jack Daniel talked to the guys from Minnesota about their tour with Chevelle and life on the road in general.
Jack also asked the guys about the loss of Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys and the influence they had on the band. On a lighter note, the band also talked about the breasts they see from stage.
Columbia, South Carolina band Weaving the Fate was the second band to play at Carolina Rebellion. They kicked off the Rebellion Stage at 11:20 AM. After that, they sat down with Woody, Wilcox, and Mel to talk wangs and where they go from here.
Red played the Jager stage at Carolina Rebellion. They are one of the premier Christian rock bands in the country. Bassist Randy Armstrong of Red sat down with DZL to talk about life on the road, band that they have toured with, and macaroni and cheese.
For 2012, Carolina Rebellion moved out of Charlotte and set up shop in Rockingham, North Carolina. At the racetrack appropriately nicknamed The Rock, thousands of fans experienced over 12 hours of blistering, loud, face melting rock n’ roll.
Shinedown closed the show with a crowd-pleasing set, but Korn fans will be the ones that remember this show. Founding member of the band, guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, joined Korn on stage for the first time since 2005. Head is currently touring with his new band, Love and Death.
Carolina Rebellion featured two of the best female fronted bands in rock n’ roll. Halestorm and Evanescence, featuring Lzzy Hale and Amy Lee respectively, both brought plenty of girl power to the festival.
Veterans like Staind, Chevelle, and P.O.D. busted out old favorites while mixing in new songs. Slash, with Alter Bridge front-man Myles Kennedy on vocals, played stuff from his solo albums, but ignited the crowd with Sweet Child O’ Mine and Paradise City from Guns N’ Roses and Slither from Velvet Revolver (begging the question, why doesn’t Kennedy replaced the departed Scott Weiland as the front-man for Velvet Revolver?).
Carolina Rebellion also continued the ascension of Five Finger Death Punch. Their debut album, The Way of the Fist, was released less than five years ago and now they headline arenas and are continuing to move up the bill on festivals. Adelitas Way front-man Rick DeJesus ended their set with some crowd surfing.
Fans that were left scorned after last year’s traffic and line nightmares were greeted with less traffic arriving at the show and plenty of food vendors. Free water was available as was shade tents. Law enforcement and security did a phenomenal job keeping things under control. Exiting the event proved to be difficult for many, but overall, the fan experience was infinitely better at Carolina Rebellion 2012.