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Found this online this morning.
Guess my teachers were wrong!

According to Pacific Standard, a newly published study has found that 1980s heavy metal fans "were significantly happier in their youth, and better adjusted currently" compared to their peers who preferred other musical genres, and to a parallel group of current college students.

Research in the 1980s suggested that young "metalheads" were at risk for poor developmental outcomes. No other study has assessed this group as adults; thus, a research team led by Humboldt State University psychologist Tasha Howe examined 1980s heavy metal groupies, musicians, and fans at middle age, using snowball sampling from Facebook. Online surveys assessed adverse childhood experiences, personality, adult attachment, and past and current functioning in 377 participants: 154 who were heavy metal fans growing up in the 1980s (including musicians and "groupies"); 80 who typically listened to other types of music during their teen years; and 153 current students at a California university. Results revealed that metal enthusiasts did often experience traumatic and risky "sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll" lives. However, the "metalhead" identity also served as a protective factor against negative outcomes. They were significantly happier in their youth and better adjusted currently than either middle-aged or current college-age youth comparison groups.

"Despite the challenges of adverse childhood events, and other stressful and risky events in their youth," the researchers wrote, former metal fans "reported higher levels of youthful happiness" than peers with other musical tastes as well as today's college students. "They were also less likely to have any regrets about things they had done in their youth." In fact, non-metal fans "sought psychological counseling for emotional problems more than any other group, indicating a less happy and fulfilling perspective on their 1980s adolescence."

The study, published in the journal Self And Identity, added that participation in fringe style cultures may enhance identity development in troubled youth.

"Social support is a crucial protective factor for troubled youth," researchers wrote. "Fans and musicians alike felt a kinship in the metal community, and a way to experience heightened emotions with like-minded people."

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Another reason to love this guy.

Snooping around online this morning found this story.
Truly a monster when it comes to preforming.
Check it out.
Foo's in KC on 8/21

As witnessed by tens of thousands in attendance at FOO FIGHTERS' June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, Dave Grohl took a nasty spill during the second song of the set. With the help of on-site medical staff who patched him up temporarily, Dave was able to rejoin the band to complete that performance.

While the full extent of Dave's injuries are still being determined, it was confirmed at a post-show hospital visit that he sustained at least one fracture. As a result, FOO FIGHTERS have been forced to cancel their June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop festival as well as their June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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Rockfest VIP!

Rockfest is Saturday and every year I get calls from people asking if they can buy VIP tickets.
Or even worse they did buy VIP tickets online.
And every year I have to tell them that they they are fake.
You cannot buy VIP tickets to Rockfest.
Someone is ripping you off.
Save yourself the cost and embarrassment. 
Sorry for the rant but I just saw some for sale on Craigslist and wanted to let you know the truth.
See ya Saturday! 

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Foud this online this morning.


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has set "Got Your Six" as the title of the band's new album, due later in the year. The CD was once again helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio.


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory told The Pulse Of Radio recently that the band is always tweaking its songs right to the very end. "Up until the last moment, up until the moment the record has to be wrapped and sent to the label, we change things," he said. "Because you recorded a song, let's say, in October and maybe by February, March, you heard it enough and you can go back and say, like, you know what? I want a different guitar solo on it, you know."

Drummer Jeremy Spencer was recently asked about the band's new material, saying, "I'm digging it, man. It's actually more brutal, with more extreme dynamics. There are some really mellow parts and then some really brutal parts. So we're running the whole gamut of sounds."

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH released its last effort, "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell", in two parts, with the first arriving in July 2013 and the second following in November 2013.

As previously reported, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH will head out on the road together this fall. Support on the trek will come from IN THIS MOMENT and FROM ASHES TO NEW.

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New Metallica...

Well, one of these days.
Found this online this morning.
So it looks like we wat some more.
I just hope it is better than the last 2!

Check out the story.


In a brand new interview with San Jose Mercury NewsMETALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was asked when fans can expect to see the follow-up to the band's 2008 album, "Death Magnetic".

"You guys will see the album when it's done," he responded. "We have songs. I can verify that. We are working on music. I can verify that."

He continued: "It's so early in the project — things can shift drastically to the left or the right within a week's time. It's hard to comment on anything right now, because nothing is really permanent."

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently told RollingStone.com that the band has written close to 20 new songs for its long-awaited tenth studio album, and will get closer to entering the studio in the near future. Ulrich said, "We've got lots of songs, and we're honing them and tweaking them. It's pretty close."

He continued, "In our world, there's been a distinct difference between the creative phase and the recording phase. With this project, we're trying to bridge the two a little more organically and not have there be such a great divide between the processes. We want to see if we can bring some of the creative curiosity, the impulsive stuff that happens when you're first playing a song into the studio."

Ulrich added that the band doesn't want to record in a way that feels "labored over and overthought."

Bassist Robert Trujillo told The Pulse Of Radio that there's always a surplus of new song ideas coming out of frontman James Hetfield. "James usually comes up with a lot of stuff," he said. "He's the kind of guy where he plugs in his guitar, turns a volume knob or a, you know, a tone knob, and he comes up with, you know, the greatest riff that you can imagine. So in that case, there's no shortage of riffs and ideas."

Even though Ulrich warned that "life continues with family and personal events," he added that the band is "certainly down there [writing] pretty much every day."

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I hope you are as ready as we are to get this going!
Monday morning listen in and find out if you guessed right!

Speakling of...What are your guesses so far?



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Cooking With Vinnie!?

Snooping around on line this morning and found this.
I would totally buy this! 
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On February 7, "In The Vault With Shanda Golden" (web site) conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott at the Knitting Factory in Reno, Nevada. You can now watch the chat below.

Speaking about his long-awaited cookbook, "Drumming Up An Appetite With Vinnie Paul", the drummer said: "I'm gonna get it out, I promise, by Christmas this year. About two Christmases in a row have kind of gone by. But we have a big tour coming up in Europe right after this [HELLYEAH U.S. headlining tour], so that way, I'll have a lot of time to myself to finish it up. I've already got about 125 recipes in it. It's called 'Drumming Up An Appetite With Vinnie Paul'. How clever is it? It's got a picture of me sitting behind a drum set. I'm holding two turkey legs, which are otherwise known as drum sticks. And it's all about cooking and having fun with it. I don't get too specific about it. But I do think a lot of people think cooking is throwing something in the microwave. And it's something that you've really gotta be passionate about, just like playing an instrument. And if you put your heart and soul into it, and then you feed it to people, and you [hear them say], 'Oh, man! This is so good.' It makes you feel good. It's just like playing music. [You want people to tell you], 'Goddamn, I love this shit!'"

Vinnie Paul also spoke about some of the other non-music-related interests he had when he was growing up. He said: "When I was a little kid, I always wanted to be an oceanographer. Jacques Cousteau was my hero. When I was really young, I used to always… When I go back and find stuff that my mom had saved for me, when I was 3, 4, 5 years old, [there are] all these pictures of me scuba diving and octapuses, and sharks and all that… crayon drawings… they weren't any good, but… I wanted to do that. And then I wanted to be an astronaut. And then I started growing up and fell in love with music… Then I thought I was gonna be an athlete; I wanted to play football. But even though I'm a big guy, I'm not big enough to play that sport. I got tired of my fingers getting crushed all the time, and so then I just started playing drums. And I went, 'Wow, man! I'd rather do this. This is what I'm supposed to be doing.'"

Back in 2010, Paul told the LimeWire Music Blog a little bit about his favorite dishes. "I love cooking fajitas. I'm from Texas and it's not a difficult thing to do, but a lot of people burn the chicken."

He also revealed that he was a fan of stuffed jalapeños. "I take fresh jalapeños, put cream cheese on them, maybe a little fajita seasoning, cheddar cheese on top and the key ingredient, which I learned in Australia, is barbecue sauce," he said. "Don't put hot sauce on it, just a little barbecue sauce on them. Put them on the grill."

He added, "When I have parties, I have little sandwiches. I always make sure I have two or three fresh habaneros and I only put them on one or two. There's always someone who comes running around the corner, 'Oh my god! I don't know what was in those, but my mouth is on fire! What do I do?!'

"It's fucking awesome. Somebody always gets one, but nobody knows who."

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Thank You Kansas City!

Well it is official.
We are at the end of another year.
Seems like just yesterday we were looking forward to 2014.
Now we are gearing up for 2015.
We had a good time in ’14. We saw some great shows and had a lot of fun together.
Rockfest was once again a highlight for me.  Getting all of you together to have a big party is one of my favorite things.
Pat yourselves on the back for not only throwing down for the party but also for watching out for each other.  Every year I see someone getting helped up from the mosh or handed to security because (they may have partied a little too hard.) But you still take care of them. Thank you for being a classy group!
And let’s not forget Hope for the Holidays.  To see an entire city pull together for the good of the city is an impressive thing.

I can’t wait to see how ’15 turns out for us. I hope it is as fun as ’14 was!
Finally I would like to say thank you.
I am humbled to be part of this station and city for 21 years. 
I am honored to have become your friend.
Thank you Kansas City!
See ya in 2015!
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I'll Drink To That!

Found this today...I want some!

What better way for the members of ANTHRAX to celebrate their sixth Grammy nomination than to toast it with a glass of their own brand of bourbon, "Indians".

ANTHRAX has aligned with Jefferson's Bourbon, the Kentucky-based company that produces special, limited edition "small batch" whiskeys by blending a variety of aged bourbons and rye whiskeys. ANTHRAX's "Indians", a single barrel bourbon, was personally chosen by the band and will taste like no other due to its particular blend and the barrel it was aged in.

"We've been wanting to come up with a special item like this, something that was unusual, one-of-a-kind, not a t-shirt or hoodie or poster," said bassist Frank Bello, "and 'Indians' was perfect."

ANTHRAX's "Indians" bourbon is now available exclusively through Atlantic City Bottle Company. "Indians" will be priced at $75 per bottle (in-store pick up) and $100 (shipped to an address) and will come with a signed piece of the stave of the barrel that the bourbon was aged in.

ANTHRAX — Bello, Charlie Benante, Scott Ian and Joey Belladonna — lifted their "Indians"-filled shot glasses last Friday when they found out that "Neon Knights", the band's cover of the BLACK SABBATH song (from SABBATH's 1980 release "Heaven And Hell") recorded for the "Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life" tribute album got the nod in the Grammy Awards "Best Metal Performance" category.

"It's been an honor everytime we've been nominated," said ANTHRAX's Benante, "but this one is particularly special. To have been asked to contribute 'Neon Knights' to Ronnie's tribute album was an honor on its own; to have it nominated for a Grammy is just beyond the best."

ANTHRAX has just gone into the studio to begin recording their next album, the follow-up to 2011's critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated "Worship Music".


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Slayer and a Kitten?

Guess we can put ths story in the "Awwwwwww" file.
Check it out.


SLAYER's publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald released the following statement to Nuvo.net: "[The night of December 3, SLAYER guitarist] Kerry [King] and some of the crew went to dinner at Kerry's favorite steak house in Indy, St. Elmo's Steak House. Afterwards, the assistant tour manager, Jess [Cortese] saw a homeless man on the street who offered up this little kitten for a dollar. The kitten apparently was freezing so Jess took it, slept with her in her bunk on the bus and went to the venue with her today, hanging out. One of the runners knew someone who wanted a kitten, so the little guy now has a new home where he or she currently is."

The cat's new owner later posted a photo of the cat on the Old National Centre Facebook page, saying, "Here she is! I named her Gypsy! I gave her a bath last night then she slept for 5 hours on the heating pad. She's at the vet this morning being treated for fleas and worms. Thank you SLAYER for your act of kindness and thank you."

SLAYER is currently touring North America with support from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and EXODUS.

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