Archive for the ‘Music News’ Category

Richie Allan Is The Bomb

Friday, June 14th, 2013

I’m a guitar fan in general.  And people that go above and beyond.  I hope at some point someone looks at my body of work and says “holy balls”  Well this dude is my Holy Balls post . Sorry i’ve been away for so long.  Times is hard!!

But check out Richie Allan, this dude has his shit together.  I love the fact that he’s playing low and melodic at the same time.  Some pull it off some suck at it.  This dude is the bomb…..

Layne Staley’s Mom Sues Alice in Chains

Monday, May 13th, 2013

628x471According to an article in seattlepi.com, Layne  Staley’s mother Nancy McCallum says Alice in Chains owe her half of the money due to Staley (roughly 16% of the bands income).  According to the suit the band has attempted to cut her out of any further payments.

According to Lawyers for AIC, Mum tried to illegally trademark the AIC name and has already been paid far more than she is due.

 

It’s things like this that keep old material from surfacing think Courtney Love and Nirvana.   If you would like to read the full article check it out HERE>>>>>>>>>

Kid Rock Scalped His Own Tickets

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

So if you’re a Kid Rock fan (you’re probably not reading this blog) but in an article today posted on MSN he goes into detail about scalping tickets to his own show on Stubhub.com for much more than face value.  He discusses the practice by also saying that other people are doing it.  Of course, other people beat their wifes, and murder puppies, and there was that teenage girl that got raped and killer herself so I guess other people do that too….so that rational I totally understand.  But here’s the thing for me.  If this is such a common practice why is he coming clean with it?  And why is he making up for it??

Kid Rock has lifted the lid on the shady practice of ticket re-sales in the  music industry, revealing he is guilty of “scalping” seats to his own shows.

The musician, who recently announced plans for a budget-friendly summer tour,  has confessed his team allegedly resold tickets to his concerts on exchange  website StubHub.com for more than their retail value. Rock made the confession  in an interview with TV host Piers Morgan, telling the presenter he fears many  others artists are making money in the same way.

If you’re so inclined you can hit up this article on msn here…….

Korn to Tour with Brian “Head” Welch

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Brian “Head” Welch is going out on tour reunited with Korn. Rumor has it there are several festivals in the works as well. If you’re in one of the few areas they have scheduled it would be worth the trip to go see them!!

While a lot of people shunned Head because of his whole “Head To Christ” all about the Jesus thing, I actually dug it because the tunes were killers. And not only had the Korn vibe but the tunes were better than what was coming out of the Korn camp. I dunno call me silly. But check out the video below and judge for yourself.

05/15 Belle Vernon, PA – Ice Garden Arena
05/18 Big Flats, NY – The Summer Stage At Tags
05/21 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
05/22 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theatre
05/23 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
05/25 St. Louis, MO – Peabody

Stone Sour House Of Gold & Bones Part 2 Stream Full Album

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Stone Sour House of Gold & Bones Part 2 is available for full streaming on their website. I will give you a spoiler, it’s a damn good album. I love these guys!!! Stream it and enjoy!!!

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Listen to it HERE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Alice In Chains Stories on Artist Direct

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

It’s been almost 11 years since Layne Staley died. And there is no denying what a huge impact Alice in Chains had on the music world. For me personally that was a dark time in music. Being a product of hot rod musicians from the 80’s then being smacked with Nirvana, it was Aic that carried me through that period. And I have to admit that Jerry had an impact on how I write songs today.

Well the dudes at Artist Direct posted a story yesterday featuring Korn, Slipknot, and several others all discussing Alice in Chains. It’s a great read and can be found HERE…………..

Phil Ramone RIP

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

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Music producer Phil Ramone, credited for production with artists such has Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Billy Joel has passed away at age 72.

As a native South African, Ramone started his musical performing as a violinist for Queen Elizabeth II at age 10. He also spent many years working as a songwriter, engineer and acoustics expert in New York which would eventually make him a go to engineer/producer for several stars.

According to Ramone’s website listing technical innovations, he was the first to use a solid-state console for recording and mastering solid state records; to use a digital live recording for Billy Joel’s “Songs in the Attic,” “paving the way for the widespread use of the compact disc in the pop music world”; and to use the fiber optics system EDNet to record tracks in “real time” from different locations for Frank Sinatra’s Duets I and II.

If you have some time I totally recommend taking a look at Phil’s website. Especailly if you’re into the production side of music at all.

RIP Phil

Phil’s website HERE…….

Sevendust posts new video for “Decay” off of “Black Out The Sun”

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

New Sevendust video for Decay off of their new disc “Black Out The Sun”. Serious rocking of your anus!!!

Stone Sour New Streaming Clips

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Stone Sour has posted a couple of snippets of tunes on their upcoming album. House of Gold and Bones 2. You will listen to the clips because Stone Sour is the shizzle.

http://soundcloud.com/stone-sour/red-city-snippet

http://soundcloud.com/stone-sour/black-john-snippet

Limp Bizkit “Ready To Go” with Lil Wayne Streaming

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

So…. It’s Limp Bizkit. And as normal the musicianship is killer but then it gets all Fredded up. Lil Wayne is funny and the cover drawing looks like Dee Schneider. Let me know what you think about it.