Archive for the ‘Music News’ Category

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations Include Rush, Public Enemy and Deep Purple

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

If you’re a musician and shit, maybe if you’re not, the R&R HOF can be very confusing. I actually wish they just wouldn’t call it the “Rock and Roll” HOF. I don’t know who is in it half the time and a lot of the time they’re not even Rock anyway. Some people are very passionate about it. Like Eddie Trunk if you ever listen to his stuff or watch That Metal Show. That dude about spits nails when the hall gets mentioned. I think maybe it should just be the Music HOF. Like important acts are snubbed like, Journey, Kiss, Judas Priest, Chicago, Faith No More.

But this year Deep Purple and Rush are nominated but so are Public Enemy and N.W.A and Randy Newman? W.T.F I mean, not that Public Enemy and N.W.A weren’t huge and deserve recognition. But in the R&R HOF? And don’t get me started on Randy Newman. I mean dude…. Nevermind… Ohh well anyway if you want to read the full article it was in Rolling Stone HERE

Rage Against The Machine Bass Player Tom Commerford Maybe On New Rage Album

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

If you’re a TMZ junkie as I have turned into the last few years you would know that sometimes they actually catch up with someone that isn’t a Kardashian or a Lohan. This time they caught up with Tom Commerford the bass player from Rage who gave them a solid “Maybe” on a new album and also his new passion in body mods.

Stream Deftones New Single “Tempest”

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Here is another streaming single from the Deftones called “Tempest”. This will be on the upcoming album “Koi No Yokan“, out November 13th. And I have to say. The track…is… coolness!!!

American Idol Is Now Just Honey Boo Boo **SHOCKER**

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

In my **SHOCKER** post of the century, American Idol has now moved on now and appears to be aiming for the Honey Boo Boo demographic. In what seems like a cross between Honey Boo Boo and a Chuck E Cheese cell phone gang fight video, Nicki Minaj is screaming at Mariah Carey in a totally non-stereotypical “Ohh No You Di’nnnnT” rant. Which I think is awesome! Because who better to judge talent other than someone like Nicki, why not have the people that write or auto-tune her music judge?

Best part of the video is watching Keith Urban, I bet he wishes he was a real cowboy right about now. That way he could of hopped on Mariah, rode her around the barrel and goat roped Nicki till the clowns came out to wrangle them back into the cages. Which to me is about the only way this would be successful, if it turned into a good old fashioned rodeo!!! Sometimes they have funnel cakes at rodeos. I like funnel cakes.

Phil Anselmo Talks Pantera Reunion With Zakk Wylde

Monday, October 1st, 2012

I’m 38, that’s pretty much old to todays kids trying to rock. And let me talk about todays musicians for a minute. Why the skinny chick emo pants and swoopy hair. How cool are you having a 26″ waist and a 30″ wallet chain and no real chops on your instrument?? I feel like an old man saying that music today is lame but come on, I grew up with Pantera and Ozzy. Music today is dumbed down, wickedly overcompressed, the volume is pushed to stupid dynamic murdering levels (I personally don’t understand that one) blaa blaa blaa.

Anyway, In an article on the Village Voice, Phil Anselmo discusses a Pantera reunion with Zakk Wylde on guitar. Before you get too excited he also mentioned that Vinnie Paul still won’t talk to him. But below is a clip from the Village Voice article that can be found HERE

There have been rumors floating around of a Pantera “reunion” with Zakk Wylde. Is that real, and would that include you?

Well, it would better damn well fuckin’ include me, or it wouldn’t be Pantera. I talked to Zakk about two weeks ago, and he’s very open for it. He’s got an open mind about it. But, truth be told, Vince [Abbott] has got a grudge against me that is really unfounded. And, honestly, I’ve always had a wide-open door when it comes to Vince.

If it takes me standin’ there and lettin’ that little guy punch me in the fuckin’ face repeatedly, over and over and over, til his hands were tired of hittin’ my rock-hard fuckin’ head, as long as we could sit down and talk afterwards, I’m all for it, man.

Would there be any issue with someone else playing Dimebag’s guitar parts?

Well, now, I didn’t say that the Pantera thing is a realistic thing. I don’t think that’s the important thing. I think what the important thing is, what Zakk and I discussed, is just Vince actually dropping his guard and realizing there is no treachery afoot.

Soundgarden New Single “Been Away Too Long” Available To Stream

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

King Animal is the name of the disc. And if the single is anything like the rest of the disc its going to sound like…. Well, Soundgarden!!! Pretty cool track, very dry production, and it sounds like they did in the early 90’s!

Check this mother out streaming on the front of their website HERE.

Avenged Sevenfold Tune “Carry On” from Black Ops II Available for Streaming

Monday, September 24th, 2012

I dig Avenged Sevenfold. They play music that I can’t personally play back after listening to them once. They have a track that appears to be included on the new Black Ops II game. Which BTW i’m starting to piddle in my shorts about, or that may be my damaged urethra. But either way, check out the new track HERE.

Billie Joe Armstrong Checks Into Rehab After iHeartRadio Fest Rant Video

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Drugs are bad… mmmmmkay…. Or I guess booze as appears to be the case. But here is the situation. Green Day is playing the iHeart Radio Fest mmmmkay…. Big Monitor above what appears to be sound or light crew or both in front of Billie mmmkay…. Big monitor has time counter which apparently dropped to 1 minute mmmkay… Green Day was supposed to have 45 min set mmmkay… But apparently that got cut short because Usher needed more time. Billie Joe stops song to voice his opinion on their set being cut short.

Billie, freaks out , drops a lot of F-bombs, and basically says fuck the establishment in a way that to me is still totally Rock N’ Roll. Then in a total crowd pleaser he takes out his aggressions on a Les Paul, which btw make the bass player follow suit (good thing Bill didnt jump off a bridge) and storms off the stage. So I have to say, to me this is totally bad ass. But with most things that are bad ass, something had to happen and in this case Billie goes to rehab.

Here is the statement released on the Green Day’s website

“Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is seeking treatment for substance abuse. Green Day would like everyone to know that their set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those they offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. The band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances.”

So, obivously I hope that BJA is ok but I have to say, from watching this video I kind of wish I was at that show!!! But then I would of had to watch a longer Usher set so I’m kind of glad I just get to watch the YouTube highlights.

Deftones New Tune Leathers For Free Download

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The Deftones have a new disc on the way called Koi No Yokan. One of the tracks on that disc is called Leathers and the Deftones have it currently posted on their website for free download. The full release is expected on November 13th.

Below is from their site, you can download the track HERE

Deftones are pleased to announce the premiere of “Leathers” from their forthcoming album KOI NO YOKAN exclusively at The track is also available as a free download for a limited time, so act fast!

Official track listing for KOI NO YOKAN is:
1. Poltergeist
2. Romantic Dreams
3. Leathers
4. Swerve City
5. Entombed
6. Graphic Nature
7. Tempest
8. Gauze
9. Rosemary
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You?

Stone Temple Pilots Pulling Their Typical STP Showtime Letdown

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

If you grew up in the late 80’s early 90’s you probably remember the death of hair metal or glam rock and the cross to grunge. If you were a musician this was a dark time. Not because everyone put away the lipstick and man thongs, but because almost all the playing went away. We traded singers that had really practiced and learned their craft (think Jani Lane) for Curt Cobain who showed us that pitch really didn’t matter all that much. We traded guitar players like Nuno Bettencort for … Well …. Curt Cobain. Granted, the 80’s thing totally got played out and a change was needed.

Now the grunge era wasn’t a total loss, we had Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and the first couple of STP discs to name a few. After that they really tried to embrace the retro just a bit too much for me. But in the end a lot of the sucky talentless bands start to die off and the STP’s and AIC’s which are still spun on the radio today survived. In my opinion because there was still musicianship in those bands. While Cantrell wasn’t giving anyone at the time sweep picking lessons he was showing us some of the coolest striped down groove riffs on the radio. And when he did bust into a solo it was thought out and melodic and had some value. As a guitar player I had no problem appreciating players like Dimebag and Cantrell from the same perspective.

But, enough about my growing years. This is about STP sucking and doing what unfortunately they tend to do a lot live. In an article found at they paint a pretty good picture of what a typical STP show is. It seems every year or so a story like this floats around the interwebs here is a clip below…

(“Scott Weiland is a fucking selfish asshole” proclaimed one very drunk and very angry concert-goer at last nights Stone Temple Pilots show in Abbotsford at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre.

I think many attendees from last night concert would agree with this statement, it was a fucking train wreck. After the band delayed their start time by nearly 2 full hours, they came out and played a mediocre set. Weiland was never really present, he always seemed far away. He sang a mumbled mix of inaudible moans. Although a good portion of the notes he sprayed over the crowd were in tune and in time with the rest of the group, the real words were lost in his mind. It was like a really horrible cross-over between junky-rock and that Sigur Rós made-up-word approach to singing.)

It’s unfortunate, because when Weiland is on, he’s a total champ!! Remember how Velvet Revolver sounded at first?? Please take a minute to read the rest of the article at HERE