Monday, November 15, 2010

Avenged Sevenfold announce new US tour

Since demand was so high for Avenged Sevenfold tickets during their last tour, they decided to be cool and hook fans up with a new tour dubbed the Nightmare After Christmas tour.

A7X announced 18 dates that will kick off January 20th in Reading, PA and it’ll go until February 12th with a final show in Kennewick, WA. Making the tour even more gooder (it’s a real word) is that Stone Sour will be opening for them. Sadly, Hollywood Undead is also on the bill so I suggest showing up right after they finish.

Tickets go on sale starting December 3rd and all of the tour dates can be seen down below.

Avenged Sevenfold 2011 tour dates
1/20 – Reading, PA, Sovereign Center
1/22 – Lowell, MA, Tsongas Center
1/23 – Baltimore, MD, 1st Mariner Arena
1/25 – Huntington, WV, Big Sandy Arena
1/26 – Knoxville, TN, Knoxville Coliseum
1/28 – Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
1/29 – Cincinnati, OH, US Bank Arena
1/30 – Evansville, IN, Roberts Stadium
2/1 – Moline, IL, iWireless Center
2/2 – La Crosse, WI, La Crosse Center
2/4 – Battlecreek, MI, Kellogg Arena
2/5 – Detroit, MI, TBD
2/7 – Sioux City, IA, Tyson Center
2/8 – Grand Island, NE, Heartland Events Center
2/11 – Boise, ID, Taco Bell Arena
2/12 – Kennewick, WA, Toyota Center

Monday, November 8, 2010

Boston - More Than a Feeling

"More Than a Feeling" is a song by the rock band Boston released as the lead single from their self-titled debut album on Epic Records in September 1976, with "Smokin" on the flipside. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.

Their biggest hit, it took 5 years for guitarist Tom Scholz to write the song.

Enjoy this great song!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky

"Spirit in the Sky" is a song written and originally recorded by Norman Greenbaum and released in 1969. The single sold two million copies in 1969 and 1970 and reached number three in the U.S. Billboard chart, as well as number one on the UK, Australian and Canadian charts in 1970. Rolling Stone ranked "Spirit in the Sky" #333 on their list of the 500 Greatest songs of all time. The song was featured on the 1969 album of the same name.

Greenbaum had previously been a member of psychedelic band Dr West's Medicine Show and Junk Band. When they split up he won a solo contract with producer Erik Jacobsen, who had previously worked successfully with The Lovin Spoonful. He was inspired to write the song after watching Porter Wagoner on TV singing a gospel song. Greenbaum later said : "I thought, 'Yeah, I could do that,' knowing nothing about gospel music, so I sat down and wrote my own gospel song. It came easy. I wrote the words in 15 minutes."
"Spirit in the Sky" contains lyrics about the afterlife, making several references to Jesus. However, Greenbaum, who is Jewish, stated that he had no particular religious intentions with the song.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Band of Gypsys - We Gotta Live Together

Part 1

Part 2

Today, something very special. This is one of my all time favorite songs. It's written by Buddy Miles, and there are other versions of it, but none of them very good. This one however includes Jimi Hendrix, and as a result, is damn amazing.

This was performed live at the Fillmore East (like the other Band of Gypsys songs), a full 16 minutes long. The album versions are edited heavily. You have a 5 and 9 minute release, but to enjoy this song fully, you have to listen to this one.

Buddy almost turns it into a gospel session, the audiance goes truly apeshit on this one. However, this is not an official release (it's a bootleg), so around the first minute mark the quality drops. But in this case it isn't that bad, because it really sounds like you are actually there, instead of listening to a clean studio release.

I really suggest listening this one all the way if you are into some very, very groovy guitar. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Foo Fighter's new album: A Nirvana reunion

In a recent interview with Grohl has revealed something spectacular: Foo Fighters are in the midst of recording their next album, which will feature a cameo by Krist Novoselic and will be produced by Butch Vig.

"This whole project has been really cool," Grohl told Zane Lowe on Radio 1. "I haven't made a record with Butch for 20 years." Vig, you may remember, was behind the boards when Grohl and Novoselic's old band, Nirvana, recorded their breakthrough, Nevermind. And while Nirvana made one more studio album after that, Grohl and Novoselic haven't made music together since, although they certainly keep in touch (along with Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love) to watch over the seminal band's legacy.

In the interview, Grohl revealed that Novoselic will play bass on one track for the new record, Foo Fighters' first since 2007's Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. Right now, the band are about halfway through the process of making the album in Grohl's garage. "Each song is full on, the whole record is full on," Grohl said. "In the 14 songs there's not one acoustic guitar, there's not even one in the house."

This new album represents a refocusing of Grohl's creative energy after spending a lot of 2009 with his new supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. (There was a thought that TCV were working in a follow-up to last year's self-titled-debut, but that now seems to be up in the air.) "The last two and a half years has been really fun but I miss it," he said. "I miss being in the Foo Fighters." And considering that the Foo are now in the midst of their longest gap between studio records in their career, it's a safe bet that their fans have missed them, too.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Motorhead's new album

Motorhead are to release new album The World Is Yours on December 13.

This will be the band’s first release on the newly formed Motorhead Music label, in association with EMI Music Services. Produced by Cameron Webb, the full track listing is:

1. Born To Lose

2. I Know How To Die

3. Get Back In Line

4. Devils In My Head

5. Rock ‘N’ Roll Music

6. Waiting For The Snake

7. Brotherhood Of Man

8. Outlaw

9. I Know What You Need

10. Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye

Monday, October 25, 2010

Jimi Hendrix - Ezy Ryder

I've been listening to this one a lot lately. I get the impression not that many people know about this song, my guess is it was not that popular. But it's really a gem, I just love the feel of the song. The song's lyrics are said to be insprired by the 1969 movie of the same name (you know, that one with Dennis Hopper).

The completed song was originally released on the 1971 album The Cry of Love  – the first posthumous album of original material compiled by The Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and engineer Eddie Kramer. As well as featuring on posthumously released live albums Live At The Fillmore East and Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight, "Ezy Ryder" was included on the 1997 compilation First Rays of the New Rising Sun along with the rest of the songs from The Cry of Love.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Axl Rose sued over damaged car

Axl Rose is being sued by a car hire company, over alleged damage he caused five years ago.
Bentley Financial Services claim the singer still owes them nearly $74,000 on the car.

This is for returning it several months late with damage to the windscreen, doors, bumper, tail lights and two of the tyres. He was also more than  42,000 miles over the contracted limit.

Like he gives a shit. He's a rockstar!