I have been incredibly ill these past couple days. I mean laying on the couch feeling like a loser watching Daytime TV sick. I longed for the soap operas because they had bright, vibrant, commericals about washing kids clothing, playing with children, and cooking dinner. The early morning commericals and mid-afternoon commericals were depressing. No wonder old people hate their life. They have to watch commericials about mobility scooters, quality term life insurance, and denture fixtures.
Anyway, that's been my week and I have been too weak to even lift my laptop onto my stomach to peck out an article. But while I have been useless, AIRBOURNE has decided to stream their new album Black Dog Barking online. It's not bad as AC/DC's Razor's Edge and Stiff Upper Lip aren't bad in AC/DC's discography. Check it out, you'll see what I mean. Link
Back in the day Philadelphia's Alternative Rock Station was called WDRE Y100. Y100 played music that the bigger rock stations wouldn't touch. They broke artists like Barenaked Ladies (for better or worse), BECK, No Doubt, Local H, Coldplay, Good Charlotte, and many many more. Y100 was done in by radio politics and it switched format to some Latino station.
The airwaves of Philadelphia have been barren if you were looking for an "alternative" to the one rock station in Philly (93.3 WMMR). That is when Radio 104.5 took up the mantle of Alternative rock and this was their sixth birthday show.
Alternative rock has redefined itself in the past years. It used to be Grunge, then it was punk, now it's this nerd rock...for lack of a better term.
Let me back up and explain who was at this festival: Twenty One Pilots, Airborne Toxic Event, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Silversun Pickups, Paramore, Passion Pit, Phoenix. If you thought that was the rejected Coachella or Lollapalooza side stage lineup, you could be right. All these "critically" acclaimed bands by Pitchfork who are more about form than function.
Each band I had heard one song from because it was used in some insipid consumer product advertisement. Let's take Passion Pit for a second. All members of the band, except one, studied at Berklee College of Music. They are accomplished musicians and you could easily discern that as you watched them on-stage. Except, it was boring. I was at a rock show not an orchestra show. I wanted to see interaction with the crowd, I wanted to hear personality, more importantly, I wanted to SEE personality. I didn't get that from any of the headlining bands except Paramore (Phoenix, Passion Pit, and Silversun Pickups).
Those bands are the big draw; the bands people paid money to see. The show was not sold out. Perhaps tickets were sold out on the venue website, but I can attest to the fact the lawn was half full and the inside was moderately full. I would guess about 1/3 of the people that attended left after Paramore's set.
Paramore put on a good show. They were entertaining and inoffensive. You would be confident in taking your teenage daughter to a Paramore show and know she will not hear bad language from the band and they won't see nudity, unlike say a Kid Rock show. But Paramore plays very simple pop punk music. I have no idea why they need six musicians when Green Day can make the same music with half the musicians. That was my only dig at Paramore.
Passion Pit were excellent musicians, but I couldn't be more bored listening to them. Their fans, of which there were many, loved them. I didn't get it, it wasn't my glass of vodka.
I have seen Silversun Pickups before and if you love monotonous keyboard lines and androgynous sounding male vocalists, then this band is for you. There are no ups and downs in their songs just very steady and very boring.
Phoenix was a bit more interesting. They had a fantastic rhythm section, but ultimately had ZERO fan interaction and just delivered their synthpop, New New Wave music with the personality of a French person. They are French so I expected them to have little personality on-stage, but not negative personality. That's right. Phoenix sucked the personality from the crowd like some vortex of Saigon whore sucking personality instead of balls.
I would say the highlights of the day were the Bosstones and Twenty One Pilots. Bosstones had the benefit of an overly charismatic frontman (Dicky Barrett) and Ben Carr, whose sole job is to dance on-stage and interact with the crowd.
Twenty One Pilots is a new band that is a rap-rock, synthpop two-piece. Think a male/male version of the Ting Tings, but with more rap and more flips. Their stage show was electric, their songs catchy, and the crowd loved every second of their performance. I would definitely check these guys out again, if given the opportunity.
As a reviewer, I need to step back away from my personal feelings on the bands and take the festival as a whole. Did the fans who paid money to see the show really get their money worth? I think they did. Fans seemed to be having a great time, loved how quickly and well the festival ran, and gained an appreciation of other bands they may not have been there to see.
That's the whole point of a festival. You can't cater to one individual's taste. You need to provide a mixture of bands to account for the wide variety that is "alternative" rock. With that being said, I think the Radio 104.5 6th Birthday Show was a success. My problem comes down to the bands lacking charisma, but that seems to be the state of alternative rock as a whole than these specific bands or this specific festival.
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will be performing their first gig without lead singer Scott Weiland. He was famously booted from the band in the winter due to on-going issues that included his timeliness and his addictions.
So it is only fitting that the first gig without Scot is the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert on May 30 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California.
The MusiCares MAP Fund provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation. They will be honoring Chester Bennington of LINKIN PARK, who I can only assume was a graduate of this program or has donated a bunch of money to the fund. Good for him and this award is no doubt justified. I may not be the biggest LINKIN PARK fan, but I am a fan of recovery and getting clean.
The show will feature additional performances by Bennington, Mix Master Mike, Slash, Duff McKagan, Tony Alva's (also receiving an award that evening) CHICKEN NOODLE PROJECT and Ida Maria.
Sounds like a fun time if you are rich. This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, and VIP Balcony Seats for $100 per person. Contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or email@example.com. General Admission Balcony Seats for $40 per person are available only through AXS at AXS.com. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free.
You know what's funny, I didn't really think about the alcohol part of that. Of course it will be a dry event since they are all recovering addicts in some way or another. And because I didn't think about that until it was mentioned shows that I am not an addict. That is a point that Russell Brand mentions in this article about his addiction. He says:
Drugs and alcohol are not my problem — reality is my problem. Drugs and alcohol are my solution.
If this seems odd to you, it is because you are not an alcoholic or a drug addict. You are likely one of the 90 per cent of people who can drink and use drugs safely.
Great article and if you get a moment, read it. As for who will front STP, I will guess Chester will take over vocal duties for the night. Maybe some supergroup will form from it. It's got to be better than ARMY OF ANYONE, right?
I had the pleasure of seeing CHICKENFOOT before they really busted out. Their album hadn't really been released yet and they were only playing some 600 seat clubs. It was pretty cool to see these guys who were accomplished on their own up close. Check out my review of their Philadelphia show here. I got to see them again in Atlantic City, but nothing beat the Philly show. (article).
I felt that the second album Chickenfoot III was not as a great as the first one. It was more of a Joe Satriani solo record that has Hagar as the lead vocalist. It didn't capture the magic the band had on their first record.
But now the band could be back in 2014 with brand new music.
According to the band's official website the band is hoping to come back together next year to possibly record some new music, pending the members’ already busy schedules. Satriani is currently doing his own solo tour and Hagar is touring solo behind a new LP. That LP was a mini CHICKENFOOT reunion since it had Anthony on bass and Smith on drums.
So CHICKENFOOT fans, only another year and you might be able to catch them on-tour. In my review I said they were worth the price of the paltry admission price. I think they bumped up the admission to the shows and I don't know if I can officially endorse them if the price rises about 40 bucks a ticket. Anything less than 40 a ticket for CHICKENFOOT is a good deal.
The tabloids are frothing at the mouth as Justin Bieber seemingly melts down in public. She spits on her neighbors (article), she gets rowdy at nightclubs, and now she's hanging out with druggie friends (article). You know what this is called? Being a fucking teenager!
But what does this have to do with music? Well, she's a musician duh! Actually, he is more of a product created by Usher, but it gives me a platform to rant about role models and the duality of man vs woman in music.
Bieber is a multi-platinum recording artist and screaming legions of zit faced girls would sleep with her in a moment. She projects this squeaky clean image that is systematically being torn by her behavior and antics. When I was a kid our musical role models didn't have to worry about being caught on camera 24/7 or being videoed drunkenly meandering down the Sunset Strip.
We live in a time of 24 hour news coverage and cameras on cell phones. Anything a celebrity does is caught on camera by at least four people standing nearby. This has taken the shine off celebrities and we realize they are nuttier than that condom I continue to reuse because I am too cheap to buy new ones.
But I am tired of these negative portrayals of Bieber smoking weed or doing drugs. The reason it's held so negatively is this stigma that she is supposed to be some role model to kids. If Bieber is a role model to your kids, you fucked up as a parent. In fact, if a celebrity of any kind is your child's role model, punch yourself in the fleshy baby maker. Celebrities are the WORST role models.
Keith Richards and MOTLEY CRUE ingested drugs by the truck load and they were hailed as Gods. MOTLEY CRUE were thrust upon the Rock God pedestal due to how much sex they were having. But when the Go-Go's announce they too were pulling in epic dick and high, the public loses their mind. Why is there this stigma against girls having fun in the music industry.
Guys can go out do rails of coke off strippers and be regarded as heroes. But women do the same thing and they are shamed into being sluts and reckless. I think some of this is a societal thing, but the other half has to do with the pop music crowd.
People tend to lose their minds when drugs are being taken and the kids can see/hear/read it. Not having kids, I can't say how I would feel, but I see it as a great teaching tool right now. "Hey, see how crazy Amanda Bynes is...no stop looking at her breasts Sally...listen to your father....damn her breasts are nice...I'd love to fuck those breasts...shit where was I? Oh yea, don't do drugs."
Where was I really? Oh yes, I was talking about breasts. No I wasn't. I was talking about the duplicitous nature of the human psyche when it comes to female musicians vs their male counterparts.
If a woman wants to spit on her neighbors and hang out with druggies, that is her prerogative. I don't think we as a judgmental voyeuristic public should be saying what's right for that person. And if we are judging under the guise of "she should be a better role model for kids" get the fuck off your high horse and BE the role model you seek for your children.
I don't have a problem with musicians being a role model for the right reasons. Keith Richards has created some of the most memorable riffs in rock n' roll and with Jagger, has become one of the most prolific artists ever. That is to be hailed and looked up to, but his ability to stay alive shouldn't.
And one more thing, if you let your kids listen to modern "rock" radio, you have failed. If they grow up with a nostalgia for SKILLET, THREE DAYS GRACE, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Michael Jackson's estate is going to be bankrupt fighting these child molestation legal battles at keep cropping up. Wade Robson, choreographer made famous by Britney Spears and N*Sync is claiming that he was molested by the King of Pop. Robson is reportedly asking Jackson's estate for money over the alleged child molestation.
During Jackson's 2005 molestation trial, Robson testified that the singer had never molested him. According to TMZ, though, a former Jackson employee testified she saw Jackson and Robson in the shower when the child was no more than nine years old. Interesting.
Robson's lawyer filed the documents on May 1 in an effort to make a late creditor's claim against Jackson's estate, according to TMZ. The documents reportedly say Robson's lawyer also filed a previously unsubmitted legal claim "for childhood sexual abuse." While that claim itself is sealed from public view, TMZ's sources say it details the alleged child molestation by Jackson.
I don't know about this. I am firmly in the camp that Jackson molested kids. He did a lot of great work and was a genius musically, but the dude had some mental problems and touched kids inappropriately. Whether he thought that touching was innocent because he never progressed past the beatings Joe Jackson gave him, will never be answered.
But, the limitations here has to run out. I believe your claim to levy allegations of sexual abuse died when Michael died or at least seek damages from the estate since the defendant is no longer alive. Robson testified in Jackson's favor in 2005. That was a perfect time to say "You know what, I just can't testify here because the dude touched me too."
Robson also issued a statement after Jackson's 2009 death that puts the recent claim in some new light: "Michael Jackson changed the world and, more personally, my life forever. He is the reason I dance, the reason I make music, and one of the main reasons I believe in the pure goodness of human kind."
Cryptic, but that was another opportunity for you to speak out against the abuse of children and become a role model for children who have been abused. I, do realize that these things take time to come to grips with and be comfortable talking about to family, let alone the public. He could have even mentioned it when Sandusky took the main stage for pedophilia as a "yea people with power do despicable things."
I hope Robson has gotten help and sought counseling because without it, the burden is heavy to hold, especially for a child, who in all senses has done nothing wrong. They were preyed upon by an adult they trusted or by a sick individual. But to sue a dead man's estate seems like a money grab to me.
You can read more about the reports and legal jargon if you want, here.
AS I LAY DYING front man, Tim Lambesis was arrested yesterday on charges he conspired to have his estranged wife, Meggan Lambesis, killed. I would want to kill her parents for that dreadful spelling of her name.
Meggan Lambesis sought a divorce from Tim and filed the court papers in San Diego Superior Court last September. Tim solicited an undercover cop to kill his wife, but no word on his motives nor how the cops learned of this plot. It's usually Craigslist, but I usually hang out in the gutter section of Craigslist where people are looking for guys to have sex with their wives...not kill them!
AS I LAY DYING described themselves as a Christian band early on, but refused to discuss the topic when asked about it. Perhaps Tim should check a Bible and see what it has to say about conspiring to kill your wife.
Innocent until proven guilty and all that, but what a creep. There does seem to be at least one child involved in this situation, which leads me to the conclusion, Tim is a selfish douche. To callously attempt to remove the mother of your child from existence is a crime I just can't look past. But if BONO conspired to kill his wife, I would not be able to listen to U2 with the same attitude. Thankfully, BONO is a lover not a fighter...much like myself.
By the way, while I have heard OF this band I have never listened to their stuff. Metalcore has a limited appeal to me and Christian Metalcore even less so.
We all do and say things in the heat of the moment we end up regretting. I screamed at Father Bumgardner for touching my hiney inappropriately back in 1993. I told him I wished he got dick cancer. I had to live with myself when he, in fact, did get dick cancer and died in 2003.
But going as far as Tim did really proves he intended to follow through on this plot and I am glad the police were there to intercept and not an actual hitman...who I am pretty sure don't use Craigslist.
If you are a fan, please stay off the stage unless the band personally asks you to join them on-stage. The DROPKICK MURPHYS end each concert with the fans rushing the stage and doing a song as fans sing around them and hang out with them. But that is their persona. They are a band who has never really set themselves up on this pedestal. A band - by the people, for the people, if you will. MOTLEY CRUE is the exact opposite of that.
As they were starting out, MOTELY CRUE were fist fighting their way to the top of the 80s excess and charts. Naturally they would have a rationalized fear of people on the stage as they have had their share of pissed off boyfriends, husbands, and ex-girlfriends after them. They are not going to be as friendly with fans who rush the stage.
On Mick Mars' 62nd birthday, a fan jumped on-stage in Saskatchewan and knocked Mick down as the final notes of Primal Scream could be heard. Then, the fan made the bold rush toward Vince Neil and grabbed him. As security lead the fan off the stage, Tommy yelled at him and the band took five to recollect themselves. They finished the show without incident.
If you are a fan, don't rush the stage. You could really hurt the band if they aren't expecting it. A fan could easily tackle Pillsbury Neil, but Mick is a fragile Faberge Egg. Careful around him because if you break him, you bought him. In this economy, a broken Mick Mars just doesn't bring the same cash as it did 30 years ago.
The MJ Times has more on what Tommy said and even a picture of the incident. Go here for about two paragraphs I didn't plagiarize.
I got an email from a band in Finland called FLESH ROXON. FLESH ROXON bills themselves as "zombie rock" and they have a love of zombies and b-rate horror movies. In fact, their video Lonely Rider has zombies and a Texas Chainsaw Massacre feel to it. It's pretty cool and well done. Check them out and be on the look out for them as I suspect big things will come from them.
I got a press release that was titled: "HIM Cancel Remaining Tour Dates in North America." I was frothing and had already written an article about the impending cancellation of the...just announced...Rock Allegiance tour (VOLBEAT, ALL THAT REMAINS, HIM). I was slightly disappointed when my storyline failed after reading the press release:
HIM’s North American tour (which was due to kick off in Los Angeles on May 3rd at the House Of Blues) has been cancelled due to unforeseen medical circumstances. HIM's lead vocalist Ville Valo has been diagnosed with severe asthma with presumptive pneumonia. Tickets for all dates will be refunded at the point of purchase. HIM will be back later this summer as part of the Rock Allegiance tour.
Seems only the solo Spring/Early Summer dates were cancelled. Rock Allegiance is still a go.
The Rock Allegiance tour is set and the lineup isn't too bad. VOLBEAT, HIM, ALL THAT REMAINS, and AIRBOURNE are the players on this bill.That's a bit better than the DEVICE, HELLYEAH, MEGADETH on Gigantour lineup so far.
This trek will be a late summer run inside sheds and outdoor amphitheaters. No tour dates have been announced yet and no ticket information. When they are, I will let you know. In the meantime, here is the video promo they put together.
It comes in three's people. Last night we lost Mac Daddy, or Daddy Mac I can never remember who is who, from KRISS KROSS. Chris Kelly, his given name, died of a drug overdose in a hotel room in some city...who cares. Today we lost Jeff Hanneman long time guitarist of SLAYER.
Hanneman contracted necrotizing fasciitis possibly caused by a spider bite. He has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since the bite occurred in January 2011. Hanneman recounted the night he received the bite this way:
Didn't even feel it," he said. "But an hour later, I knew that I was ill." On his way to the hospital, "I could see the flesh corrupting," he recalled. "The arm was real hot. I got to the emergency room, and thank god the nurse knew straight away what it was. By chance, although it's pretty rare, she had seen a case a little while before. At that point, I was an hour away from death.
Unbelievably, the doctor was a SLAYER fan," said Hanneman, "First thing he said to me was: 'First I am going to save your life. Then I am going to save your arm. Then I am going to save your career.
That doctor failed as Hanneman hasn't toured with SLAYER in two years and now he's dead. This is why they aren't supposed to give any hope. Hanneman underwent emergency surgery to remove the dead and dying tissue. The doctor was able to save the muscles and the tendons, but the guitarist had a large open wound on his arm. He spent the next two months in hospital, having extensive skin grafts and heavy doses of antibiotics to suppress the infection.
Hanneman brought a lot of great imagery, cool punk vibes, and a wonderful thrash sound to SLAYER that may not be found again. His influence can easily be seen in songs like Seasons in the Abyss, War Ensamble, and Raining Blood. We will always have those great past SLAYER albums to remember Hanneman, but the saddest part is that we won't hear new stuff from Hanneman ever again. He has been silenced by the great SHELOB in the hot tub. RIP Jeff, let's remember the good times:
One isn't enough to remember a guy who defined my childhood listening experience.
Ozzy, as we reported recently, had fallen back into his cycle of addiction. However, he assures everyone he is clean and has a reason to stay clean.
According to Radar Online, Ozzy is staying clean for his daughter Kelly:
"Kelly went right for daddy's heart — she made it clear that she needed him to be present when he walked his little girl down the aisle. Ozzy would never ruin her big day, so he promised Kelly that he would get it together way before her wedding to Matthew."
Marty E of the Dirty Pearls brought my attention to this good article written by Russell Brand about addiction and it's a good one. It's well written and explains a bit about an addicts mental state. Check it out since a lot of us can't sympathize with an addict. We can, as Russell admits, take drugs and drink responsibly. If you are feeling like you can't get through the day without taking a hit or a drink, please seek help. There are people who care about you and want you to succeed.
I posted a Tweet that said, it's a slow time in music so send over your video and I'll post it on the site. I didn't specify it had to be rock n' roll, shame on me. But I don't think it's fair to the one person who took me up on the offer just because he's not rock.
DJ YRS Jerzy, which is a harder DJ name to type than I thought, sent his video in to the site. His song is called Make It Last and I have no idea if it's any good or not because I am a rock guy. Someone in the hip-hop/rap industry could probably pick apart his rhymes, beats, and lack of "cash money" & badonkadonks in the video. I have no idea, but as Ben Sommer figured out, I am a man of my word. Without futher ado, DJ YRS Jerzy
Now it is still a slow time in music, so if you are a rock band looking for additional exposure send your video into the site and I will post it for all to watch, listen, and critique.
BLACK SABBATH is on tour in Australia and a fan brought his camera into the show in Melbourne and captured a brand new BLACK SABBATH song called Methademic. Let's take a listen shall we?
YIKES Ozzy sounds incredibly off key or out of tune or something. I will chalk this up to being a brand new song, fan filmed footage, and did I say brand new song? It sounds like one of those Diamond Dave soundboards where you can hear him sing Running with the Devil sans the music.
The music sounds promising though with Iommi, and Butler handing the axe duties and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE'sBrad Wilk on drums. I am still intrigued to hear the new album because the clips and songs I have heard have been classic BLACK SABBATH.
Methademic can be found on the new album 13, which is why the stage screens continue to show the number. 13 was produced by Rick Rubin and marks the first album with SABBATH's original lineup (without Bill Ward) since 1978’s Never Say Die.
HELLYEAH announced over the weekend that they would be part of the 2013 Gigantour lineup. That means the lineup is beginning to shape up with MEGADETH, DEVICE, DEATH DIVISION, and now HELLYEAH.
I just wanted to toot my own horn where I guessed HELLYEAH as a lineup band. (here) So far I am underwhelmed by this lineup. I have stated all over this site that DEVICE is a gimicky fad by Draiman and I just never got into HELLYEAH. They should be better than they are with the members they have.
I also feel sorry for any fan heading to this show because you will have to listen to the Super Collider material that sounds like Dave recorded it in his sleep and the vocals were clearly recorded while Dave had strep throat. Check out Super Collider if you don't believe me.
Times are still tough for most of the country and I would pass on this festival for my money. I'd rather spend it on getting that gentleman's stich I always talked about getting.
I feel bad that you just listened to that MEGADETH song. I don't want you to leave the site with that on your mind. My Google analytics say that only one page is viewed and if it's this one, I don't want you have a super negative opinion of me....just a negative one. Here is the RAMONES with one of my favorite songs:
If you are a loyal listener to my buddy Brian Basher'sHard Rock Nights Radio, you have already heard MEGADETH's new song. He probably debuted it or some shit because he gets all the cool music before anyone else. Seriously though, if you like hearing kick ass rock n' roll and some unsigned bands like I do, you will love HRN radio. Plus he is a Miami Dolphins fan just like me. Yes we exist!
Now onto MEGADETH news. MEGADETH's upcoming LP Super Collider is due in stores on June 4, 2013. Fans can now hear the title track right here.
Holy shit....what the fuck was that shit? That wasn't MEGADETH. I don't know what the hell that was....maybe MOTORHEAD if it was fronted by the Crypt Keeper? That sounds fucking terrible. I....I...don't even know what to say I am dumbfounded. Somehow this is OBAMA's fault.
Well, if you are really interested in this lack of MEGADETH thrash sound, you can preorder Super Collider on iTunes.
BLACK SABBATH have officially announced their full United States tour and it runs pretty much the summer. Except they are mostly doing indoor arena shows rather than the sheds. Full itinerary can be found below with some on-sale times forwarded to me by their publicist. You can tell it's a publicist copypasta because of the bullshit at the end of the tour dates. They love to use asterisks, plus signs and tildes.
07/25 - Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion+
07/27 - Austin, Texas @ Frank Erwin Center+
07/29 - Tampa, Fla. @ Live Nation Amphitheatre**
07/31 - W. Palm Beach, Fla @ Cruzan Amphitheatre+
08/02 - Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live~
08/04 - Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
08/06 - Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre+
08/08 - Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena+
08/10 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center+
08/12 - Boston, Mass. @ Comcast Center^
08/14 - Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre*
08/16 - Tinley Park, Ill. @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre+
08/18 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Klipsch Music Center+
08/22 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena+
08/24 - Seattle, Wash. @ Gorge Amphitheatre*
08/26 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View+
08/28 - Irvine, Calif. @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre+
08/30 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ US Airways Center+
09/01 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena+
09/03 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Los Angeles Sports Arena*
*Previously announced date
^On sale Friday, May 3
+On sale Saturday, May 4
~On sale Friday May 10
**On sale Saturday May 11
Have you taken the time to listen to the new BLACK SABBATH single called God is Dead? it's not bad. I thought it was going to be a total wankfest (see I used British terms for masturbation because BLACK SABBATH is British!). Don't worry I have your hook-up right here.
FINALLY the only screen capable of capturing Lars Ulrich's ego....IMAX! The METALLICA 3D movie is going to be headed to IMAX this fall for no reason whatsoever. Here is the press release:
IMAX Corporation and Picturehouse have announced that "Metallica Through The Never", filmmaker Nimród Antal's captivating 3D movie featuring one of music's most enduring and iconic bands, will be digitally remastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and released wide in North America exclusively into IMAX theatres for a one-week engagement starting Friday, September 27. The film will expand into additional theatres on October 4.
Starring METALLICA, a cast of thousands of their fans and breakout star Dane DeHaan ("Chronicle", "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), "Metallica Through The Never" is written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal ("Predators", "Kontroll") and produced by former IMAX film producer Charlotte Huggins ("Journey To The Center Of The Earth"). The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during METALLICA's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.
This doesn't sound even remotely interesting. I would rather this movie attempt to explain what the band was smoking or ingesting when they decided Lulu was a grand idea. Or I would like to see the pictures Lou Reed has on Hetfield and Ulrich because that can be the ONLY explanation for that mess.
If you are seeing this movie in theaters, send me your review and I might post it on the site. I won't be seeing this until I can get it from Napster.
To cleanse your mind from that Lulu comment I made, which made you think of that raccoon fucks a Spanish Kabuki whore, CINDERELLA with one of my favorites
DISTURBED/DEVICE front man, David Draiman, refuses to apologize for what he posts on his personal Twitter account. David posts about things he finds funny, voices his opinion on politics/world affairs, and answers questions from fans. I suppose the latter two offends some people...it's the former that offends me.
You know that woman you are friends with on Facebook just because you work with her and felt it rude NOT to accept her friend request? That was a mistake because now you have to read her reblogs from other content generators like Cathy cartoons and that crabby old bitch in the nightgown who wears the sunglasses in all the cartoon panels. Of course, the old spinster thinks they are funny and you can see her sausage fingers sipping her morning "black gold" and giggling to herself before filing the papers you need her to file. That's essentially David Draiman's humor on Twitter.
That isn't LOL at all. It's not even clever or funny. This is a prime example of how parents think their children are funny and that they have a well behaved dog. They are so proud that their giant hound is so trained, it's not biting the face of a child who is innocuously playing doctor. My second blog, if I have time, should be Parents Shut the Fuck Up.
I guess my humor is a little warped and I admit that. Every kid attempted to make fun of me and insult me at school, but I was no fun. I was 4'6 and 87 lbs when I graduated high school. No joke, ask my high school chums. I was petite because I was kept in the confessional under the bench. Tight quarters.
I would always come back with a more disgusting and sexualized insult against myself that it just wasn't fun for the bullies after a while. If the "You're mom is so fat...." joke you spent all day churning out turns into "Yea my mom is a big fat whore, but I am at this expensive private school because all that girth can take black dick so well until they cum in her skull. I thank her daily, but I don't kiss her mouth." It takes the fun of the bully away when they get no reaction. Only have to say that once or twice and the bullies move onto other targets.
Back to the topic at hand, I don't think Draiman should have to apologize. If you don't like what his personal opinion happens to be on a particular issue...unfollow him. They are his opinions and he is allowed to express them how he wants to. His humor, I don't get it, but then again, I have been laughing at the below NSFW picture for the past hour.