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!