- News - / 2010 News Archive
::: January 17, 2010 :::
West Coast dates are being confirmed - see the tour section for more info!
::: February 23, 2010 :::
III will make a small appearance as "Trigger Lipscomb" in the upcoming movie, "Provinces of Night".
The as of now unreleased movie is based upon a novel of the same name by William Gay. The book is set in 1952 and follows the story of E.F. Bloodworth, a man who has returned to his Tennessee home after 20 years of roaming. Other noted performers who appear in the movie are Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson, Hilary Duff, and Dwight Yoakam.
In other news - be sure to stop by the Official YouTube Channel for a bunch of new vids including this one, upload by III - of him doing a Hank Williams song :
::: February 25, 2010 :::
Rebel Within, has been given a release date of May 25, 2010. Stop by Amazon and pre-order the CD now, you can also pre-order the release as a LP+CD package.
- Track List -
Getting' Drunk and Fallin' Down / Rebel Within /
Lookin' For A Mountain / Gone But Not Forgotten /
Drinkin' Ain't Hard To Do / Moonshiner's Life /
#5 / Karmageddon / Lost In Oklahoma /
Tore Up and Loud / Drinkin' Over Mama
::: March 03, 2010 :::
Press release concerning the upcoming show in Houston, Texas:
"Hank III (Hank Williams III), will present a benefit concert for Homes for Our Troops, a non-partisan, non-profit 501 organization that provides specially adapted homes for severely wounded veterans at Wired Live (formerly the Meridian), 1503 Chartres, Houston, TX on Saturday, March 13, 2010. Doors open at 7 pm. Prior to the show, a VIP dinner will be held onsite with attending dignitaries and military personnel.
Hank III, the grandson of Hank Williams, is known for mixing hillbilly country with punk rock rhythms in his marathon performances. He usually plays back-to-back sets—country first as Hank III and the Damn Band and then as heavy industrial punk- rockers Hank III and Assjack.
A very special appreciation presentation will be made honoring Hank III for his support to Homes For Our Troops, and local military personnel and veterans will be attending the show courtesy of local businesses. Hank III will stop through Houston for the benefit show while on his west coast tour.
Opening for Hank III will be former NFL All-Pro offensive lineman Kyle Turley and Texas musician Linda K. Showtime is at 8pm and tickets are available via
myonstageevents.com or ticketmaster.com. "
::: March 18, 2010 :::
Watch for III and the guys to appear on RFDTV's Marty Stuart Show on March 27th.
In the episode, III will be wearing one of his Grandfathers suits, as shown in the photo, taken on the set. Included in the photo are
(l-r) Leroy Troy, David Mc, Eddie Stubbs, Chris Scruggs, Andy Gibson, III, and Marty. The scheduled airing for this particular
broadcast has changed a couple of times but the link above
will be updated should there be more changes. Tune In!
::: April 21, 2010 :::
Get your bids in now! This is a one of a kind Southern Folk Art moonshine jug series that is FULLY endorsed by III!
Only 50 of these unique jugs have been made by the legendary
Clet Meaders, and will be sold in numerical order. All jugs will be signed by Clete and III. Current bidding for number 1 of 50 is taking place
on Ebay now! Don't miss out on this collectors item!
::: May 04, 2010 :::
Canada....are you ready for a few nights with the Crazed Hellbilly, The Damn Band and Assjack???
Then check the Tour Dates section - 'cause he's headed your way!
::: May 18, 2010 :::
Can’t seem to get your fill of Hank III-then have we got something for y’all! Hank III is releasing his LAST record on Curb called “Rebel Within” on May 25th, he and the Damn Band will then embark on their first tour of the Great White North, and to top it off, Hank has a song on the 3rd season opener of HBO’s “True Blood” (June 13th)! Sink your teeth into that our Hellbilly Dysfunctional Family.
* TO RELEASE NEW COUNTRY ALBUM *
"REBEL WITHIN" MAY 25
CANADIAN TOUR TO FOLLOW
All you have to do is take one glance at a few of the song titles on Rebel Within - “Getting’ Drunk And Fallin’ Down,” “Rebel Within,” “Tore Up And Loud” and “Drinkin’ Over Mama”-- and you have a good idea who wrote them: HANK WILLIAMS III.
Nashville native Hank Williams III has built his musical brand around hard-hitting songs, an ornery Hellbilly attitude and a do-it-yourself ethos, as he wrote 10 of the album’s 11 original tracks, did the vocals, played drums and the acoustic rhythm guitar parts. And he recorded and produced the album at his home studio. “I don’t like being told what to do, and I don’t need to be told what my record should sound like,” says Hank. “I got that covered.”
A progenitor of the Hellbilly movement, Hank III has released six albums since his 1999 debut, including 2008’s country/rock/metal Damn Right, Rebel Proud (of which Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times said, “…he careens from the stone country remorse of ‘I Wish I Knew’ to the psychobilly ode to the truck driving man of ‘H8 Line to the 10-minute, three-movement nose-thumbing epic “P.F.F.” offered in tribute to G.G. Allin”) and 2009’s punk/metal-infused Assjack. His refusal to confine himself to one musical genre is evident in his live performances, where he often does three-hour shows: he starts off with a country set, followed by a louder hillbilly set, which culminates with a set with his band Assjack. “I give everybody some of what they came for,” says Hank. “You can’t say I don’t work hard and give all I got.”
The 12-city Crazed Canada Tour launches Friday, June 4 at The Opera House in Toronto, ON and continues through the end of the month. This event will be “an evening with”--no opener, just pure Hellbilly rage all night. The venture will take III's tour bus out to the West Coast for a Saturday, June 19th engagement in Vancouver, BC.
See Tour Section for all dates.
::: May 23, 2010 :::
Just two more days until III's new release, "Rebel Within" hits the stores!
Click here and show folk's just how anticipated the release is by voting for "Rebel Within" as the album YOU are most looking forward to this week!
::: June 30, 2010 :::
Thanks to all the Canadian fans that came out for the recent tour!
::: July 24, 2010 :::
East coast tour dates are shaping up. Dates will be posted to the tour section as they are confirmed. Git some!
::: July 30, 2010 :::
The site has been updated with new graphics - if you are having issues viewing any page, hit refresh on your browser, or purge your internet files.
::: August 16, 2010 :::
A four part series of webisode videos, entitled "Wild Life", which features III has began on Field & Stream's website.
The series is in partnership with Kawasaki, and their Wild Life Teryx RUV Sweepstakes, in which a Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 will be given away. Each webisode will feature a few days of Turkey hunting and fun from a private ranch in Tennessee, owned by Hank Williams JR. Alongside III for the videos will be friend Kyle Turley, who has previously toured with III.
Stop by the above link to Field & Stream's site to tune into the series and be sure to enter the Sweepstakes as well!
::: August 26, 2010 :::
As the latest East Coast tour kicks off for III/Assjack, so does news of a new Arson Anthem release, scheduled for October 12. This time around, Arson Anthem will be laying devastation with a full release of 17 songs, entitled "Insecurity Notoriety". Stop by Houscore Records and the Arson Anthem myspace page for more info! "
- Track List -
Naught / Foul Pride / Isolation Militia /
More Than One War / Insecurity Notoriety /
Pretty Like That / Initial Prick / Crippled Life /
Polite Society Blacklist / If You Heard This You Would Hit Me /
Hands Off Approach / Has Been-Has Been / Primate Envy /
Death of An Idiot / Codependent and Busted / Kleptomania /
Teach the Gun To Love the Bullet
Arson Anthem is: Vocals-Mike IX Williams, Drums-III,
Guitar-Philip H. Anselmo, Bass-Collin Yeo
::: September 10, 2010 :::
The third installment of "The Wild Life with Hank III" is now available on the Field & Stream website. Stop by and check out who wins between III and Kyle Turley in a contest on the trap range...
::: September 16, 2010 :::
Tour dates for October are being confirmed - check the Tour Section for updates.
::: October 26, 2010 :::
The fourth installment of "The Wild Life with Hank III" has been posted to the Field & Stream website.
::: November 10, 2010 :::
A couple of new shirts have been added to the Hellbilly section of 3Bay (Jekyll/Hyde Skulls red print, Tore Up and Loud) as well as to the Hellbetty section (Thermal and Road Dog Tee). The Specials section has also recently added a Tennessee Flood shirt along with a grab bag work shirt. And just in time for Winter, a new style zip-up hoodie has been added to the Gear section.