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Sevendust new tune “Till Death” Live Video Posted

Monday, February 11th, 2013

So, Sevendust is without a doubt the most under-rated hard rock band on the planet.  They always have discs with killer grooves and hooks.  If you’ve ever met them they are the nicest guys on the planet.  And they in my opinion totally changed the genre.  How many bands came out that sounded just like Sevendust or had elements after they broke out??  Answer….. 14 of the them…. I dunno a lot….  And you know they are just the hardest working band in their genre too.  They are ALWAYS on tour, cranking out new material doing press.  Probably even at like fireman’s pancake breakfasts and stuff.  Saving sick children from burning buildings.  I can’t confirm that but I hear things!!

But here is some footage from what they mentioned will be their 9th studio album playing a new tune called “Till Death” and if you’re a fan this doesn’t disappoint.

2013 Grammy Winners

Monday, February 11th, 2013

The Grammys seems to get more and more generic every year.  I know that artists and… well pretty much everyone always bitch about the Grammys and anything where people can win.  But hey, I wasn’t up for one and probably wont be anytime soon at least until they have a (Best loser recording pseudo heavy kind of progressive in his basement) category.  I’m up for that.  But until then here is the list of winners

Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye and Kimbra

Album of the Year

“Babel,” Mumford & Sons

Song of the Year

Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess (“We Are Young,” Fun. and Janelle Monáe)

New Artist


Pop Solo Performance

“Set Fire to the Rain (live),” Adele

Pop Performance, Duo or Group

“Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye and Kimbra

Pop Instrumental Album

“Impressions,” Chris Botti

Pop Vocal Album

“Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson

Dance Recording

“Bangarang,” Skrillex and Sirah

Dance/Electronica Album

“Bangarang,” Skrillex

Dance Recording

“Bangarang,” Skrillex and Sirah

Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Kisses on the Bottom,” Paul McCartney

Rock Performance

“Lonely Boy,” the Black Keys

Hard Rock/Metal Performance

“Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm

Rock Song

Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney (“Lonely Boy,” the Black Keys)

Rock Album

“El Camino,” the Black Keys

Alternative Music Album

“Making Mirrors,” Gotye

R&B Performance

“Climax,” Usher

Traditional R&B Performance

“Love on Top,” Beyoncé

R&B Song

Miguel Pimentel (“Adorn,” Miguel)

R&B Album

“Black Radio,” Robert Glasper Experiment

Rap Performance

“___ in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

Rap/Sung Collaboration

“No Church in the Wild,” Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and The-Dream

Rap Song

Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis, Kanye West and W. A. Donaldson (“___ in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West)

Rap Album

“Take Care,” Drake

Urban Contemporary Album

“Channel Orange,” Frank Ocean

Country Solo Performance

“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood

Country Performance, Duo or Group

“Pontoon,” Little Big Town

Country Song

Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins (“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood)

Country Album

“Uncaged,” Zac Brown Band

New Age Album

“Echoes of Love,” Omar Akram

Improvised Jazz Solo

“Hot House,” Gary Burton and Chick Corea

Jazz Vocal Album

“Radio Music Society,” Esperanza Spalding

Jazz Instrumental Album

“Unity Band,” Pat Metheny Unity Band

Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You),” Arturo Sandoval

Latin Jazz Album

“¡Ritmo!,” The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” Matt Redman

Gospel Song

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell (“Go Get It,” Mary Mary)

Contemporary Christian Music Song

Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman (“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” Matt Redman)

Gospel Album

“Gravity,” Lecrae

Contemporary Christian Music Album

“Eye on It,” TobyMac

Latin Pop Album

“MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition,” Juanes

Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

“Imaginaries,” Quetzal

Regional Mexican or Tejano Album

“Pecados y Milagros,” Lila Downs

Tropical Latin Album

“Retro,” Marlow Rosada y La Riqueña”

Americana Album

“Slipstream,” Bonnie Raitt

Bluegrass Album

“Nobody Knows You,” Steep Canyon Rangers

Blues Album

“Locked Down,” Dr. John

Folk Album

“The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile

Regional Roots Music Album

“The Band Courtbouillon,” Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy

Reggae Album

“Rebirth,” Jimmy Cliff

World Music Album

“The Living Room Sessions Part 1,” Ravi Shankar

Children’s Album

“Can You Canoe?,” The Okee Dokee Brothers

Spoken Word Album

“Society’s Child: My Autobiography,” Janis Ian

Comedy Album

“Blow Your Pants Off,” Jimmy Fallon

Musical Theater Album

“Once: A New Musical,” Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti, artists; Steven Epstein and Martin Lowe, producers; Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, composers/lyricists

Instrumental Composition

“Mozart Goes Dancing,” Chick Corea (Chick Corea and Gary Burton)

Instrumental Arrangement

“How About You,” Gil Evans (Gil Evans Project)

Producer of the Year, Nonclassical

Dan Auerbach

Producer of the Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh

Remixed Recording, Nonclassical

“Promises (Skrillex and Nero Remix),” Skrillex, remixer

Classical Instrumental Solo

“Kurtág & Ligeti: Music for Viola,” Kim Kashkashian

Classical Vocal Solo

“Poèmes,” Renée Fleming (Alan Gilbert and Seiji Ozawa; Orchestre National de France and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France)

Contemporary Classical Composition

“Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile — Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays,” Stephen Hartke (Eighth Blackbird)

Short Form Music Video

“We Found Love,” Rihanna and Calvin Harris

Long Form Music Video

“Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show

MySelfishMe Rears It’s Ugly Head

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

One of the cool things about having your own blog is to be able to promote yourself like someone else is doing it.  In effect creating a perseption like We, Us, I are more signifigant than we are.  Now my problem is, I know what people say when they find out that said person is attempting such shady promotion. So I always find it better to come clean and say hey….  Ain’t nobody else singing our praises yet!!!  FYI i’m pretty sure The Jackson 5 started the exact same way.

Anyway, the band MySelfishMe that is in no way affiliated with the creator of this blog has posted a quick preview pre production snippet of some of their stuff.  A tune named “Fred” and an instrumental “Jihad Overture” So go love it and wait anxiously for more.

Stone Sour New Single “Do Me A Favor” Streaming

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Stone Sour, you know those guys right?? Pretty much riding the top of the wave of hard rock bad assery. Well those dudes are streaming their tune “Do Me A Favor” which will be on “House of Gold & Bones Part 2” The scheduled release date April 9th on Roadrunner Records as usual. And if you want the office Gearzombie opinion the tune totally doesn’t suck. But whatever I love em…If you’re not aware they are also doing a 4 part comic series as part of the concept of the “House Of Gold & Bones” The first issue will be available April 17. So don’t piss around GET IT!!!!

Chino Moreno On Sixx Sense Discussing Live Release Over Their Career

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

So Damn it…. Nikki Sixx has a podcast.  So that’s one more damn thing I have to listen to.  If you’ve never listened to it my first couple of passes have been pretty good.  Nikki is super interesting and he’s good at interviewing people.

But, here is a clip of the podcast where he is interviewing Chino from the Deftones.  He’s discussing putting together a live vinyl set of  material over there entire career.  I love the Deftones and check out the Sixx Sense HERE…………





Layne Staley Mad Season Reissuing Expanded “Above” Album

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

If you’re one of those over the top Layne Staley worshipping types, you probably were all about the band Mad Season.  Which honestly had some really cool stuff.

Apparently Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and drummer Barrett Martin had promised to re-release the album “Above” with additional content.

Plans are to include 2 discs and a DVD with relase date is slated for April 16th.  This will include the original 10 song disc, 5 bonus cuts and an unreleased track and all kinds of other grunge goodieness.  A lot more detail can be found HERE… and when you’re done with that, watch the below concert of them live at the Monroe Theater ….

The Rolling Stones Might Be Headlining Coachella Music Festival Maybe Or Something

Monday, January 7th, 2013

The magical interwebs lit up today with the rumor that the Stones may be playing the Coachella music festival.  I would love to go to Coachella, the Stones seem a bit odd for that festival but what the heck!!   Apparently the rumor got started by a fan that saw the date matching Coachella on the Stones mobile app.  Now the Coachella site shows a round stone on an empty concert field   If you want you can read the rumor HERE…….

Periphery The Coachfire Chronicles

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

When I was working media with the magazine I got to spend time on a few occasions with Misha Mansoor.  It’s been really cool to watch Periphery get to where they are now.  The first time I saw them live they had just picked up their singer, started their tour and were in Des Moines, IA all crammed in a 15 passenger van basically scraping by.   But when you saw them live you knew that this was a group of players that could have a sustained amount of success with just the progressive fans alone.

So Jeff Holcomb who filled in with them and I think helped with merch for a bit documented some of their overseas tour with Between the Buried and Me as well as The Safety Fire.  The clip runs 42 minutes and chance and is named The Coachfire Chronicles.  Which was named after their bus the burnt up toward the end of the tour.

Check it out and love what they do!!


Anthrax Guitar Player Rob Caggiano Taps Out

Saturday, January 5th, 2013



When I first started to get into heavy music was in the mid-late 80’s.  I had just started 9th grade and was marching drum line.  I was a huge Van Halen fan at the time (still am).  But I met this dude named Tom who had And Justice on cassette and we cranked that in his Eurosport station wagon for weeks.  From there I was hooked on Metal.  I went from there and got my hands on everything Metallica I could get.  Next up was Anthrax, I LOVED Anthrax.

Long time guitarist Rob Caggiano has announced his departure from the band.  Below is the press release.

“I’m extremely proud of my time in Anthrax. Actually, that’s an understatement! We accomplished so many great things together over the years and I shared some of the best times of my life with these guys. As a band, we also weathered quite a few storms along the way. It’s been a wild ride (to say the least) from Day One and I wouldn’t change one single thing about the last 12 years. This is an extremely difficult and emotional decision for me to make but my heart is just steering me in a different direction right now. I’ve always been one to follow my heart in everything that I do and while this might be one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, it feels like the right one for me at this time. Scott, Charlie, Joey, Frankie (and John Bush) will always be part of my family and this decision doesn’t change the way I feel about that in the slightest. I would also like to say thanks to all the amazing fans I’ve met and hung out with worldwide over the years. You guys always were and always will be the reason why I make music! In this day and age, being a musician isn’t always easy -also an understatement- but the fans truly make it worthwhile for me. I hope to see each and every one of you again really soon. The fact that Anthrax is at the top of their game right now and totally ‘out for blood’ after all these years is a testament to this band’s longevity and conviction! I’m truly honored to have been a part of their brilliant legacy.”

With this new direction, Caggiano very much looks forward to getting back to producing/recording/writing again in the immediate future.

“I can’t wait to get back in the recording studio again! Over the years, I’ve been blessed with the privilege of working with a wide range of great bands/artists from Anthrax and Cradle of Filth all the way to Bruce Springsteen, and I look forward to a hopeful continuation of that side of my career while I figure out my next move as an artist. BTW in case anyone was wondering after reading all of this, I do FULLY intend to get back out there on the road very soon in some way shape or form….it’s in my blood! Please feel free to follow me on Twitter @RobCaggiano for any and all updates on what I am up to.”

Dave Mustaine Hard Core on Men’s Warehouse

Saturday, January 5th, 2013



I think after having my blog rendered useless by an update I now have everything back up and running.  So you can now sit back and enjoy the worthlessness of the GearZombiee waste of time.  So, now that its the weekend and nobody is looking i’m going to spit out all the news and nonsense I wanted to vomit during the week.

Dave Mustaine, heavy metal tough guy.  You know him, the Megadeth drama queen.  Likes to fire guys, cry about Metallica, but in the end if you’re an old school metal fan you pay attention.  But don’t fuck with him!!  Ohh no!!  He has social media and he’s not afraid to use it!!

When you represent metal heavyweights and Christmas comes around I would expect to get a gift of a severed goat head, or absinthe or something.  But in this case, Dave got his manager a gift certificate to Men’s Warehouse.  But Men’s Warehouse apparently deliver the card in time and Dave got sad…  Christmas sad!!!  Below is the searing text from Dave.

“I know that not all of you have the kind of job that requires a suit,” he begins, “or wear a suit when you (if you) go to any kind of faith-based service, court date, wedding or funeral, but if you do…you are going to want to read this. You know me, I don’t complain much in writing, but I gotta get this off my chest.”

I really think that it sucks when people make false claims, that they don’t care to make good on a problem that is clearly their fault, and with all of the “ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE IT” crap I just had to say something… I for one, will never set foot in a Men’s Warehouse, even for shelter from a blizzard.

I absolutely GUARANTEE it.

SO BRUTAL.  If you really want to read more.  You can check it out HERE………..