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Taking Dawn, ‘The Chain’ — Video Premiere
Taking Dawn are very much a new entity, but the Las Vegas band has been owning big stages and grabbing fans like veterans of the game. Often mislabeled as a throwback band -- which frontman/guitarist Chris Babbitt will be quick to correct if you say 'glam' -- the foursome's big melodi…
Taking Dawn Frontman Blogs for Metal Hammer
Chris Babbitt is frontman of the new band Taking Dawn. His band is out on the road right now and somehow he found time to pen a humorous blog for Metal Hammer. Titled 'Airbourne, Girls, Hangover, Getting Locked Out and the Whore's A--hole,'' Babbitt gives his readers a little tas…
Hard Rock and Metal New Releases — March 2
Another week down and another week of decent sales! Story of the Year scanned 14,000 records with 'Constant,' while Carnifex moved over 3,000 units in just a week on the shelves. Brand newbians Chelsea Grin also moved 1,500 pieces in their first week, which is very healthy for a brand new …
Godsmack, ZZ Top Tapped for Rocklahoma 2010
Rocklahoma, once known as a festival celebrating classic bands, just received a facelift. Godsmack, ZZ Top and Buckcherry are among bands slated to perform the May 28-30 Rocklahoma 2010 festival held annually in Pryor, Oklahoma. The change isn't a big surprise as promoters announced a partnersh…
Taking Dawn Are 100 Percent Tattoo Free
Tattoos and metal -- they go together like milk and cookies; or bandoliers and devil horns. They go together, that is, unless you're Taking Dawn. The Las Vegas band wants nothing to do with the whole tattoo scene, and the band's lead singer even joked that getting inked would be grounds fo…
Taking Dawn Don’t Gamble or Do Strip Clubs
"We're not clubber dudes. We don't do strip clubs. A lot of the people we grew up with ended up being bad into drugs, and we don't gamble," Taking Dawn frontman Chris Babbitt admits to Noisecreep. "We're the anti-Vegas guys, but we love it because it&ap…
Taking Dawn Frontman ‘Not A Glam Guy’
Newcomers Taking Dawn are not glam. Even if you think their sound is throwback or '80s or melodic, they are not glam. If you think they are glam, you are wrong. Just ask lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Babbitt.
"If anyone put us as a glam band, I'd have to jump off a roof...

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