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Steve Harris of Iron Maiden Streaming Solo Album British Lion On Facebook

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Steve Harris the founding member of Iron Maiden has recorded a solo album titled British Lion. Currently, this album is available to stream in it’s entirety on Facebook HERE.

Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler Details Randy Blythe Arrest

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Unless you’ve been living in a closet you’ve probably heard about the Randy Blythe arrest and detention in Prague for manslaughter. He was arrested for an incident that had taken place a few years prior in the death of a fan that had rushed the stage and was pushed back into the crowd. You know, pretty much like every metal show you see everywhere. Only this dude hit is head and died.

In this interview done by MetalInsider.net Chris Adler talks about how the arrest went down. Pretty much how you would think only with ski masks, body armor and such. Below is a segment from the MetalInsider article.

So we’re getting off the plane along with everyone else, and they’re pulling us aside one at a time. At first I didn’t think anything of it, and then they pulled me aside and I still didn’t think anything of it. Then I notice that it’s not random and it’s just the band and the crew. I still wasn’t thinking anything of it – since we all check in together, maybe somebody forgot something that they shouldn’t have put in their bag on an airplane and they’re going to want to talk to us all about it. Then once they had us all corralled together, the 12 of us, they opened a door behind us to another room, and I assumed it was just to begin the process of telling us what the deal was or what the fine was for carrying liquor or a joint in a bag or something.

So we walk in this room and there’s ten guys that look like they’re ready for the apocalypse. Scary, scary dudes with black ski masks on, huge machine guns, full body armor, guns strapped to thighs, calves and chests, and mace out. This is where it gets very scary, and we realized it was something far more than what someone had in their bag. The plainclothes officer explained to us in broken English that they were investigating a homicide. Even when they said that, of course it became much more serious than someone pissing in public, but still, we’d been flying around the world for the last 5 ½ weeks, maybe something happened at one of these festivals and they’re talking to all of the bands, or someone we know might be in trouble – we never thought they were investigating us. Then they hand us all a piece of paper that explains in broken English about the situation that happened in 2010. They said they needed us all for interrogation, but they’re taking Randy with us now. That’s when it hit us. No one had heard anything about this, it was very very scary to be involved in, and we realized with the SWAT team standing around us that there was nothing we could do about it.

Well how bout that to crap on your tour!!! Read the full metalinsider.net article HERE

Rock Guitarist Marino De Silva Jailed for Charity Fraud

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

So, I used to know this one dude, he promised everything in the world, said he had worked with everyone (with no evidence of course) claimed to be Grammy Nominated, was currently working side production for some huge star whenever you talked to him. Then when you caught on to his bullshit he would go around to the rest of the circle of people you knew and tried to throw you under the bus. This dude is sort of like that.

In this article from ClassicRockMagazine.com Marino De Silva decided to tell his pals that he was dropping discs of previously unreleased Hendrix, Stones, and Beatles material. Our buddy here billed himself as “international multi-platinum award-winning guitarist” said he won a Grammy and also produced chairty CD’s, which of course never passed money to charity.

Homie would call his buddies and invite them to join one of his ventures (with investment of course) and away he would go. The part I thought was best was he did eventually produce discs but I guess they were of him playing covers of Hendrix and such…. I guess these tracks were so rare that the artist didn’t even appear on them!!!

Finally dude was forced to flee his $2m mansion and police finally pinned him in Nevada in Feb. He was just sentenced to no less than 3 years for being a dickhead with terrible leftover 80’s hair.

Berklee College Of Music Is Gonna Run You A Couple Of Bucks

Monday, September 17th, 2012


When I was a kid I really really really wanted to go to Berklee, mostly because a lot of my heroes went there. Now, I don’t remember how much jack it took then, I was busy trying to score change for a pack of smokes and a couple of Lil’ Debbies on the way to my next gig. But I do remember that according to my calculations it would have taken a lot and I didn’t have very much. This deficiency created a pretty big barrier between me and my dreams of soaking up musical knowledge at Berklee.

So today I caught this pretty cool article on The Cost of Attending Berklee. And by pretty cool I mean it gave me freakin chills. According to the breakdown which according to the article was provided by Berklee itself, a year of learning how to rock is gonna set you back about $62,319. So times 4 = $249,276. Now let’s look at this a little closer.

Notable Berklee Grads, Steve Vai, Mike Portnoy, Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano, Stu Hamm, Will Calhoun…..

People in music that have made a ton of money…. Puff Daddy (Dropped out of Howard University as a business major), 50 Cent (Attended a Correction Boot Camp), U2, Lady Gaga (Went to NYU) All of this according to Wikipedia so you know it’s true. (I do my research)

So my lesson to you here is save your quarter million and rap!! Check out the article HERE

Orange Amps Tiny Terror Giveaway

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

If you love Orange amps and lets be serious they are pretty damn cool!! I know GearZombie would love to have some here for videos and testing!! Hint Hint!! But, until then you can enter to win a Tiny Terror and the Every Time I Die album Ex-Lives. Register to win HERE!!!

Mark Tremonti Project With Wolfgang Van Halen Rehearsal Footage

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

So, some footage was posted this week of the Mark Tremonti project practicing with Wolfgang Van Halen. If you’re not familiar, Mark’s solo project is pretty much bad ass, or asstastic or an asstastrophy of global proportions. At the same time screw Wolfgang for being born into Rock n’ Roll royalty and getting to play with all the cool people right out of the box!!!

I’ve been playing in bands most of my life and I can still only find players that either want me to loan them my gear or teach them how to play theirs. Or of course want to be like Tool. Or record drums with one hanging microphone because they were in the best band ever once that nobody ever heard of. Why does everything have to be perfect and sound good?!!?? Sorry bout that, shrink said I should let things out.

Here is the youtube footage of the practice. And below that is a video of the Mark Tremonti Project tune call You Waste Your Time. Which is exactly what you’ve probably done looking at my website Homie can sing his ass off!!!

Steve Vai and Morgan Rose, Clint and John in some music building fun!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Pretty cool clip of Steve Vai building some song sections with the Sevendust dudes. To many cool people in one spot!!

Axe Fx II First Day Box Opening and Short Track

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

There are times when I get stupid excited about a new piece of gear. This was one of those times. This was literally first day, out of the box, dial in a quick tone and see what could happen. I hope you enjoy!!

An IceBreaker!

Friday, June 29th, 2012

So, I’m working on setting up a nice lil blog with wordpress.  I thought this would be a good easy way for me to put together a quick functional site in sort of a wysiwyg sort of editor.  Since web development isn’t really my bag of tricks this appeared to be a good solution.  I almost wish I would have just started building a site myself.  Now I’m trying to learn wordpress and build my site.  Just not enough hours in the day.

Anyway, sooner or later this will be done and it will be a nifty resource for all gear nerds!!

 

Later!

 

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