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Nivens Log, Vol. XCIX * Lemmy Is ill... Again * Taylor Tomlinson *

Another sad tale of LEMMY from MOTORHEAD having the cancel their show. This time in Austin, TX. In the following video we really see how frail the ole booger is. Get better old boy!

TAYLOR TOMLINSON was today's 4:20 Smoke Break of stand up comedy talking about being "The One!"

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Nivens Log, Vol. XCVIII * Thoughts On These Jams *

Every now and again I'll get some jams that I think sound pretty solid and want your opinion on.
First up is a band out of Ireland, DISSOLUTES, with "Fight or Flight". These guys sound like the kinda bluesy-dirty-throw down band I would love to catch in action.

Next up is a band which I've known about for a while, PARKWAY DRIVE, and their latest track, "Vice Grip", is getting a lot of attention and airplay.



Today's 4:20 Smoke Break was brought to us by JAKE WEISMAN. Pretty funny dude, this bit is titled "Clinically Depressed". The end part is NSFW so act accordingly!

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Nivens Log, Vol. XCVII * Back To The Monday Grind *

Had a blast of a weekend!! How was yours? 

LARRY THE CABLE GUY was today's 4:20 Smoke Break of Stand Up Comedy! He'll be at The Midland in October with JEFF FOXWORTHY!

 
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Nivens Log, XCVI * Nuevo Musica Viernes *

Tis New Music Friday my friends!! Here's a breakdown of what's out today:
 
MAD SEASON although LAYNE STALEY & bassist JOHN BAKER SAUNDERS have passed on former MS band mates BARRETT MARTIN & MIKE MCCREADY are keeping the music alive and today "Sonic Evolution" comes out. And Martin & McCready brought some serious players and friends to round out the experience with the Seattle Symphony; Vox: CHRIS CORNELL, JEFF ANGELL (WALKING PAPERS) & KIM VIRANT (LAZY SUSAN). Other special guests include MATT CAMERON, STONE GOSSARD & JEFF AMENT (all from TEMPLE OF THE DOG & PEARL JAM with Cameron also being part of SOUNDGARDEN). Saxophonist SKERIK and ALICE IN CHAINS' SEAN KINNEY. Finally out on CD & Vinyl, "Sonic Evolution".
 
MOTORHEAD with "Bad Magic" featuring their rendition of THE ROLLING STONES "Symphony for the Devil

AUDIOTOPSY "Natural Causes" formed out of the release of GREG TRIBBETT from HELLYEAH. Lead single is "The Calling" and it comes out sounding a little flat. 
 
SOILWORK "The Ride Majestic" I've yet to be disappointed by them. 13 tracks, 59 minutes. Let's do this!

AND I almost forgot but NIRVANA'S "Best of" came out today on vinyl! 

WHAT AM I MISSING?!? 

IRON MAIDEN “The Book of Souls” September 4th
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Got Your Six” September 4th
SLAYER “Repentless” September 11th
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Brian Johnson + more) September 11th
SAMMY HAGAR “Are we having fun yet: The cooking & partying handbook” September 15th
“CLOCKWORK LIVES” Rush’s Neil Peart + Kevin J. Anderson Book September 15th
CHRIS CORNELL “Higher Truth” September 18th
SHINEDOWN “Threat to Survival” September 18th
QUEEN “18 disc box set” on Vinyl September 25th
RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA (DVD/Blu-Ray) September 25th
HUNTRESS “Static” September 25th
MISSION TO LARS – Documentary Select Theaters DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD
TROOPER (Iron Maiden) Beer October 1st
CLUTCH “Psychic Warfare” October 2nd
TRIVIUM “Silence the Snow” October 2nd
SEVENDUST “Kill the Flaw” October 2nd
MASTODON “Once More ‘Round the Sun” Vinyl Reissue October 5th
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE “Live at Finsbury Park” October 16th
PUSCIFER “Money Shot” October 30th
SKINDRED “Volume” October 30th
ESCAPE THE FATE “Hate Me” October 30th
VINNIE PAUL “Drumming Up an Appetite with Vinnie Paul” Book around Christmas
UGLY KID JOE “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be” TBA crowdsourcing
RICHARDS/CRANE “World Stands Still” Whit Crane UKJ + LEE RICHARDS (Godsmack/Another Animal)
VISION OF DISORDER Fall
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Bat Country” DVD TBA
 “Montage of Heck” KURT COBAIN Doc. DVD November + Unreleased Kurt Cobain music
DEFTONES TBA Fall (November 20th)
MEGADETH (with Chris Adler of Lamb of God on drums)
SEBASTIAN BACH “18 & Life on Skid Row” January 19th
ROGER MIRET (Agnostic Front) Bio TBA
ANTHRAX End of 2015/Early 2016
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE DVD End of 2015
SIXX AM (Shooting for double disc) 2016
RAMONES meet ARCHIE Comic Book 2016
GOJIRA 2016
HELLYEAH TBA 2016
ROGER WATERS (Pink Floyd) Autobio
STONE SOUR 2016
SLASH with MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS Spring 2016
ROB ZOMBIE 2016
DEATH ANGEL April 2016
SOUNDGARDEN 2016
DROWNING POOL 2016
ZAKK WYLDE “Book of Shadows Vol II” Early 2016
SULLY ERNA (Godsmack frontman) 2016
 
 Here's today's Weekly Rock Wind UP!! 
 
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Nivens Log, Vol. XCV * Motorhead Covers the Stones * Mean Porn Tweets

Caught this the other day and DAMN is it good!! Make certain it's sped up to 1.25. For some reason the speed was reduced upon its uploading. There's no way to top what the ROLLING STONES did but MOTORHEAD does a damn good job!

 

AMY SCHUMER will be part of the ODDBALL FESTIVAL tomorrow and she was today's 4:20 Smoke Break of Stand Up Comedy. 

 

Gotta hand it to these porn stars, they can really take the mean Tweets lobbed their way!!



 
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Nivens Log, Vol. XCIV * Squirrel Fight Club * Enough with Dave Grohl

The number one rule of squirrel fight club is you don't talk about squirrel fight club! MOOSE regaled me with a tale of witnessing a squirrel fight recently, which prompted me to look up "Squirrel Fights" on YouTube. Hilarity ensued!



Look! You guys all know I'm a fan of DAVID ERIC GROHL aka DAVE GROHL but I fear we're starting to get into that over saturation place again. Right where we were when he fell of the stage and broke his leg. Yes, he and the rest of the FOO FIGHTERS "Rick Rolled" them. And it was great! Not as good as the "Keep It Clean" trolling but solid none-the-less. Yes, he stated that they play long ass shows and these younger bands need to step up their game! *News Alert - same shit was said four years ago! But now there's a "News report" that he chugged a beer on stage with a guy who turned 50 ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz............... What happened? Oh, I fell asleep typing this because... well... just give it a rest. Let the Foo do what the Foo do in concert and leave it there. In that magical place where those that experienced it can hold onto those memories and not have those images forced upon us because of smart phones. 
(Stepping down off soap box)

JEFF ROSS was today's 4:20 Smoke Break of Stand Up Comedy. He's another comedian we'll see Friday for the Oddball Comedy Festival!

 

Happy National Dog Day!! Here's the loveable lads from PSYCHOSTICK and their ode to dogs, "Dogs Like Socks"!

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Nivens Log, Vol. XCIII * Holy Hell the Foo Were Great * Music That Came Out Frid

Greetings & Salutations to everyone in the blog world! Who saw the FOO FIGHTERS Friday night at the Sprint Center? Even with the broken leg and seated 90% of the show DAVE GROHL kicked some serious ass!! Made props as well to everyone else in the band who absolutely destroyed it. One of the best shows I've seen. Can the Foo do any wrong? 

I was so incredibly wrapped up in the show Friday I forgot to post up the new jams that came out on Friday, though they're all listed in the Weekly Rock Wind Up!

  • DISTURBED is back with "Immortalized"
  • POP EVIL dropped "Up"
  • P.O.D with "The Awakening"
  • BUCKCHERRY put out "Rock-n-Roll"
  • BUTCHER BABIES offered up their sophomore work with "Take It Like a Man"
  • GHOST rolled out "Meliora"
  • And hats off to local brothers RADKEY for their debut album "Dark Black Makeup"
Here's what's coming down the pike. As always, what am I missing?!?

MOTORHEAD “Bad Magic” August 28th
NIRVANA “Self-Titled Best Of” on Vinyl August 28th
SOILWORK “The Ride Majestic” August 28th
“CLOCKWORK LIVES” Rush’s Neil Peart + Kevin J. Anderson Book September 15th
IRON MAIDEN “The Book of Souls” September 4th
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Got Your Six” September 4th
SLAYER “Repentless” September 11th
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Brian Johnson + more) September 11th
SAMMY HAGAR “Are we having fun yet: The cooking & partying handbook” September 15th
CHRIS CORNELL “Higher Truth” September 18th
SHINEDOWN “Threat to Survival” September 18th
QUEEN “18 disc box set” on Vinyl September 25th
RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA (DVD/Blu-Ray) September 25th
HUNTRESS “Static” September 25th
MISSION TO LARS – Documentary Select Theaters DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD
TROOPER (Iron Maiden) Beer October 1st
CLUTCH “Psychic Warfare” October 2nd
TRIVIUM “Silence the Snow” October 2nd
SEVENDUST “Kill the Flaw” October 2nd
MASTODON “Once More ‘Round the Sun” Vinyl Reissue October 5th
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE "Live at Finsbury Park" October 16th 
PUSCIFER “Money Shot” October 30th

SKINDRED “Volume” October 30th
ESCAPE THE FATE "Hate Me" October 30th 
VINNIE PAUL “Drumming Up an Appetite with Vinnie Paul” Book around Christmas

UGLY KID JOE “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be” TBA crowdsourcing
RICHARDS/CRANE “World Stands Still” Whit Crane UKJ + LEE RICHARDS (Godsmack/Another Animal)
VISION OF DISORDER Fall
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Bat Country” DVD TBA
 “Montage of Heck” KURT COBAIN Doc. DVD November + Unreleased Kurt Cobain music
DEFTONES TBA Fall (November 20th)
MEGADETH (with Chris Adler of Lamb of God on drums)
SEBASTIAN BACH “18 & Life on Skid Row” January 19th
ROGER MIRET (Agnostic Front) Bio TBA
ANTHRAX End of 2015/Early 2016
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE DVD End of 2015
SIXX AM (Shooting for double disc) 2016
RAMONES meet ARCHIE Comic Book 2016
GOJIRA 2016
HELLYEAH TBA 2016
ROGER WATERS (Pink Floyd) Autobio
STONE SOUR 2016
SLASH with MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS Spring 2016
ROB ZOMBIE 2016
DEATH ANGEL April 2016
SOUNDGARDEN 2016
DROWNING POOL 2016
ZAKK WYLDE “Book of Shadows Vol II” Early 2016
SULLY ERNA (Godsmack frontman) 2016

Today I played Mr. TJ MILLER for today's 4:20 Smoke Break of Stand Up Comedy! In this possibly NSFW bit he talks about passing out and having dicks drawn on his face!

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Nivens Log, Vol. XCII * What AC/DC sounded like before Bon & Brian!

The time is early 70's and a cheeky little band from Australia is getting some attention, AC/DC. Their short lived initial frontman, DAVE EVANS, is planning on writing an autobio of the whole experience. Here's what they sounded like! 



I posted up the lyric video for new ESCAPE THE FATE the other day. Here's their new official video for the same track, "Just A Memory". 

 

Here's today's 4:20 Smoke Break, again, from KEVIN HART who's gonna be at the Sprint Center on Saturday!

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Nivens Log, Vol. XCI * Kevin Hart Does 2 Shows Saturday

Crazy to think KEVIN HART is so big he's gonna done TWO shows at the SPRINT CENTER but that is the truth!! Here's his NSFW bit from today!!!

 

ICYMI - CHRIS CORNELL (SOUNDGARDEN, AUDIOSLAVE, TEMPLE OF THE DOG) has a new solo disc coming out in September, "Higher Truth", and he rolled out a new single last week, "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart". Here's the lyric video for it. Thoughts? 

 

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A new documentary is coming out September 25th, MISSION TO LARS. I'm not gonna lie, the trailer below gave me all the feels I didn't expect. I suspect it's gonna be a tear jerker for some, probably me included. 



Here's a short clip from it, too. 

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Nivens Log, Vol. XC * Trevor Noah Takes Over The Daily Show * New ETF

COMEDY CENTRAL rolled out a new promo video for their new host who takes over for JON STEWART for THE DAILY SHOW on September 28th, TREVOR NOAH. It's exactly what you'd expect from those guys and given his great stand up bits I think he'll be a solid replacement. He's incredibly well rounded & intelligent boasting a knowledge of eight languages he learned growing up in South Africa. It'll be interesting to see how he handles the spotlight and judging by today's 4:20 Smoke Break, he'll be just fine! 
Here's the promo video
 
And here's today's 4:20 stand up comedy routine, "Attention All Passengers". 



ROCKFEST 2014 alums ESCAPE THE FATE dropped a new track today "Just A Memory" from their forthcoming album "Hate Me" which will be out on October the 30th! First listen surprised me with how aggressive it is. Feeling more AVENGED SEVENFOLD than I anticipated. What's your thoughts on it? 

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