I'm really not sure if anyone will buy this...at least on purpose...But here is a little FYI.
I think I will wait for a week later and pick it up at the used CD store... Who 'am I kidding.
This will never make my collection.
Sorry Metallica but I'm out on this one.
The musical collaboration between Lou Reed and METALLICA, "Lulu", will be released on November 1 in North America via Warner Bros. Records and one day earlier (October 31) in the rest of the world through Universal Music. The CD was co-produced by Reed, METALLICA, Hal Willner — who has produced albums for Reed, Marianne Faithfull, and Laurie Anderson, among others — and Greg Fidelman. Fidelman also mixed the record.
Contents: Double CD with 24-page booklet including all lyrics.
** Deluxe 2CD Poster Set - $119.99
Contents: Limited-run tube including a poster of the "Lulu" mannequin and song lyrics, three high-quality prints of Anton Corbijn photos of Lou Reed and METALLICA, and the double CD of "Lulu" in a unique folding slipcase. Each tube is numbered. Dimensions of the tube are approximately 5.5 inches in diameter by 49 inches long.
** Deluxe Book 2CD - $109.99
Contents: Limited-run two-book set, each book 12" x 12" square bound with a hard cover. The Anton Corbijn book is 20 pages of photos taken of Lou Reed and METALLICA in Gothenburg, Sweden in the summer of 2011. The lyric book is 28 pages with lyrics from each song along with imagery from the objects collection of WerkbundarchiV Museum Der Dinge, Berlin, Germany. The two "Lulu" CDs are also included in the lyric book. All housed in a clear plastic slipcase.
** Vinyl 2LP Set
"Lulu" final track listing:
01. Brandenburg Gate (4:19)
02. The View (5:17)
03. Pumping Blood (7:24)
04. Mistress Dread (6:52)
05. Iced Honey (4:36)
06. Cheat On Me (11:26)
07. Frustration (8:33)
08. Little Dog (8:01)
09. Dragon (11:08)
10. Junior Dad (19:28)
The idea for these two giants of modern music to work together was born after the 25th anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame concerts in New York City in October 2009. METALLICA — singer/guitarist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo — played with Reed on VELVET UNDERGROUND classics "Sweet Jane" and "White Light/White Heat". "We knew from then that we were made for each other," Reed says.
After that triumphant performance, Reed suggested they all make a record together. At first they planned to record an album of Reedfraven's older material, what Ulrich describes as "some of Lou's lost jewels — songs that he felt he'd like to give a second spin, and we could do whatever it is we do to some of those songs." That idea "hung in the air for a couple of months." Then, a week or two before that session was to begin, "Lou called up and said, 'Listen, I have this other idea.'"
That idea was to record a series of songs Reed had written for American avant-garde theater director Robert Wilson and German theater group the Berliner Ensemble's production of the "Lulu Plays", which premiered in April at the Theatre am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin, founded by Bertolt Brecht. The songs are inspired by German expressionist Frank Wedekind's early 20th century plays "Earth Spirit" and "Pandora's Box", and were a rewrite of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven", which emerged as a graphic novel on Fantagraphics Press.
"We were very interested in working with Lou," says Hetfield. "I had these giant question marks: What's it going to be like? What's going to happen? So it was great when he sent us the lyrics for the 'Lulu' body of work. It was something we could sink our teeth into. I could take off my singer and lyricist hat and concentrate on the music part. These were very potent lyrics, with a soundscape behind them for atmosphere. Lars and I sat there with an acoustic and let this blank canvas take us where it needed to go. It was a great gift, to be asked to stamp 'TALLICA on it. And that's what we did."
"We had to bring 'Lulu' to life in a sophisticated way, using rock," Reed says. "And the hardest power rock you could come up with would have to be METALLICA. They live on that planet. We played together, and I knew it: dream come true. This is the best thing I ever did. And I did it with the best group I could possibly find. By definition, everybody involved was honest. This has come into the world pure. We pushed as far as we possibly could within the realms of reality."
"It's definitely not a METALLICA album, or a Lou Reed album," adds Hammett. "It's something else. It's a new animal, a hybrid."
Yeah, it is almost time to see the Christmas stuff hitting the shelves.
And you may have to put this on your list!
(Ok, so here is the deal. Jessica is a huge Weiland fan and it has been a running joke for us that he will be putting this CD out. He has been working on it for 3 years and every year I have to make fun of her for it. But maybe this year she will have it in her stocking.)
Here is the info! STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland will release a Christmas album, "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year", on October 4 via Rhino Records. According to a press release, the CD covers "a variety of stylesincluding big band swing, orchestrated ballads, reggae, bossa nova and more, all delivered with surprising ease by Scott Weiland."
"The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" track listing:
01. The Christmas Song (3:16)
02. I'll Be Home For Christmas (3:05)
03. White Christmas (2:23)
04. Silent Night (3:00)
05. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (2:20)
06. What Child Is This? (3:20)
07. Winter Wonderland (2:15)
08. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (2:35)
09. Happy Christmas And Many More (3:16)
10. O Holy Night (4:11)
"The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" was described by Weiland in an August 2010 interview as "very traditional. You know, strings, upright bass, jazz horns, piano, and guitar. He added, "I'm sort of picking various versions of these songs, because they've been covered so many times, but my favorite versions — with a little twist."
The upcoming album isn't Weiland's first foray into holiday music. In December 2009 he released his cover version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" — made famous by Judy Garland in "Meet Me in St. Louis" — as a single. He also performed the song on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" back in 2006.
Well it has been a "work in progress" for about two years now.
But it looks like there might be light at the end of the tunnel for the new Van Halen....Sort of....Kind of...Maybe...
Hell, just check this out and do like I do...guess!
The latest rumor to circulate about the upcoming new album from VAN HALEN was that guitarist Eddie Van Halen was unhappy with some of David Lee Roth's vocals and wanted them re-recorded. According to an unnamed source denied rumors that the record was being shelved completely, but added, "The delay lies within the vocals. That seems to be the main roadblock. Eddie is just not satisfied with the vocals that have been recorded and re-recorded which has caused a lot of frustration with both the Van Halen and Roth camps alike." The site issued an update a short time later, however, saying that the issues "have been sorted."
The site also claims that the band's management is shopping for a record deal, although no one outside the VAN HALEN organization has heard the album.
Although the idea of an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart had reportedly been discussed, the band is now apparently looking for a huge worldwide deal with a single record company.
While a pre-Christmas release date is still the goal, it's not certain that the album will see the light of day before the end of 2011.
A North American tour in the first three months of 2012 has also been rumored, but as with everything related to VAN HALEN, nothing is confirmed.
Once in a while I stumble on to something that is a head scratcher.
And this just happens to fall in to that area.
I will be the first to admit that I am NOT a huge Weiland fan.
STP was good, VR was awesome but most of the solo stuff I have heard from him has not been high on my list of "great songs" and don't think I have not given it a fair shake.
He is one of Jessica's favorites so there have been many chances for him to wow me.
But today I see this in the news...
Not going to lie to you.
I don't see myself spending any money on it.
But if you are into it by all means.
Here are the details!
Till next time!
Former VELVET REVOLVER and current STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland is selling a digital album, "A Compilation Of Scott Weiland Cover Songs", via his official store.
The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. I Am The Resurrection (STONE ROSES)
02. Personality Crisis (NEW YORK DOLLS)
03. Frances Farmer Will Get Her Revenge On Seattle (NIRVANA)
04. Let Down (RADIOHEAD)
05. Into Your Arms (LEMONHEADS)
06. Dead Flowers (THE ROLLING STONES)
07. Waiting For Superman (THE FLAMING LIPS)
08. Revolution (The Beatles; recorded by STONE TEMPLE PILOTS in 2001)
09. But Not Tonight (DEPECHE MODE)
10. Reel Around The Fountain (THE SMITHS)
11. Fame (DAVID BOWIE)
12. Jean Genie (DAVID BOWIE)
Well lately there has been a lot of talk about what is going on with Disturbed.
A while back they made a statement that they are putting the band on hold.
What does that mean?
Well no new music for a while.
Slipknot has been in the same boat for a while as well.
But it looks like we may have to put another one on the list now.
Check out the following article.
It's been just over a year since AVENGED SEVENFOLD released its fifth album, "Nightmare", and the band can see the end of the touring and promotional cycle for it approaching sometime in the first half of 2012. But singer M. Shadows told The Pulse Of Radio that making a follow-up to the group's first No. 1 disc is the furthest thing from their minds right now. "We're not really thinking about it," he said. "I think bands burn themselves out. I mean, look what happened to DISTURBED. You get caught up in the 'do a record, tour for two years, do a record, tour for two years.' We just need to make sure everybody's mentally in the right spot before we start writing and doing a new record. Right now, I think we're gonna tour, go back to Europe in February, maybe finish up with a couple of things in Europe in the summer, and then take six, seven months and just sit around. If we decide to write, we will, if we decide not to, we won't."
DISTURBED announced earlier this month that it was going on "indefinite hiatus" after five studio albums and more than a decade on the road.
AVENGED bassist Johnny Christ admitted in a recent interview that writing the band's next album without late drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan is going to be "a very different process without having Jimmy around."
Sullivan, who died from an overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol in December 2009, was a major songwriting force in AVENGED SEVENFOLD.
The band's current drummer is Arin Ilejay, who began playing with them earlier this year.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD has been overseas for most of this summer but is now home to headline the Rockstar Uproar Festival tour, which kicks off on Friday (August 26) in Camden, New Jersey.
So I thought it would be a cold day in hell before this would happen!
Someone quick....Get the Devil a sweater!
BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has confirmed to Birmingham Mail that the band's original lineup has reunited and is rehearsing for a tour and new studio album.
Iommi and singer Ozzy Osbourne wrote new material in June for a record that will be released next year.
"We're really looking forward to it and I think the stuff we've been writing is really good," said Iommi. "It's more back to the old original stuff."
He added that the reunion has been kept under wraps for some time.
"It's all been very hush-hush. Ozzy's been the worst at trying to hold it back. He's doing a lot of TV and he's being asked stuff about a reunion and he's going, 'Well, I never say never.' He told me, 'I don't know what to say."
Iommi told the Birmingham Mail that his only apprehension about a reunion of BLACK SABBATH's original lineup was the health of drummer Bill Ward who in 1998 suffered a heart attack.
"He hasn't been 100 percent. He had an operation a few months ago, so we'll see how he is."
Ozzy was asked by QMI Agency in a recent interview why the four members of SABBATH couldn't seem to agree on playing together again. Ozzy replied, "I haven't got a clue. If they want to call me, they can call me. I never say never. If it works, fine. If it don't, I'll move on. It ain't the end of the world. I ain't gonna get a box of Kleenex and cry my eyes out for the rest of my life."
Ozzy added, "I would love to do a great album with BLACK SABBATH. I would love to get the credit we so roundly deserve. At the same time, the pressure would be really intense. I could go tomorrow and make an album with them, but it wouldn't necessarily be something I would be proud of."
The original SABBATH lineup has not toured together since summer 2005, and last convened for their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in early 2006.
SABBATH did try to record a new album 12 years ago, their first since 1978, but abandoned the attempt after just a couple of songs.
Osbourne and Iommi last year amicably resolved their problems over the ownership of the BLACK SABBATH name and court proceedings in New York were discontinued.
Ozzy filed a lawsuit against Iommi in May 2009, claiming that Iommi illegally took sole ownership of the band's name in a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Osbourne sued Iommi for a 50 percent interest in the "Black Sabbath" trademark, along with a portion of Iommi's profits from use of the name.
The Manhattan federal court suit also charged that Osbourne's "signature lead vocals" are largely responsible for the band's "extraordinary success," noting that its popularity plummeted during his absence from 1980 through 1996.
Lawyer Andrew DeVore argued that Osbourne signed away all his rights to the BLACK SABBATH trademark after he quit the band in 1979.
Osbourne's lawyer, Howard Shire, called that agreement a "red herring" that was "repudiated" when the singer rejoined in 1997 and took over "quality control" of the band's merchandise, tours and recordings.
So almost everyday I get the question about the future of Slipknot.
Here is the latest:
SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor says that he is still "on the fence" about recording a new album with the band.
The Iowa-based act has just completed a three-week European tour — its first since the death last year of bassist Paul Gray
During a July 11 online reading and webchat to promote his new book, "Seven Deadly Sins", Taylor was asked how he felt about making a new SLIPKNOT album. "I feel better about it, but I'm still kind of on the fence," he replied. "We're taking baby steps and we're going to take our time."
The frontman added that he really enjoyed SLIPKNOT's headlining set at the U.K. edition of the Sonisphere festival on Sunday, July 10 and thanked everyone who participated in the two minute silence for Gray. He said, "I did enjoy the show. The whole tour has been great. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who participated in the two minutes of silence for Paulie; he would have been so proud."
In a May 2011 interview with a Grand Rapids, Michigan radio station, Taylor stated about the public comments of other SLIPKNOT members like Shawn Crahan and Joey Jordison, who have insisted that they want to make a new album, "The only thing we've really sat down together as a band and talked about was the tour, and what we're gonna do and whatnot. But I'm not the guy who's gonna sugarcoat anything, I'm not the one who's gonna spoonfeed false hope to the fans, especially about something like this. If this tour doesn't work, this band might be over — straight up. And I'm not gonna lie; I'm not the guy that's going to lie to the fans."
Taylor did say that even if this is SLIPKNOT's last tour, he'd like to see the band play the U.S. one last time. "It really depends on what happens in Europe," he said. "If it's meant to go on, it'll be very obvious to us within the first show. But even if it was our last tour, it would be good to, you know, at least do a U.S. run and just kind of let the audience say goodbye."
SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison said in an April 2011 interview that the band will carry on "with or without Taylor."
So when I first heard about this I was on the fence.
But after reading this I think I may be cool with it?!
And it is a bad ass commercial!
Hell...I might start doing laundry now!
Rob Zombie has established himself since 2003 as one of horror's most brutal filmmakers, but his latest project may be his most horrifying yet: The rocker-turned-director recently got behind the camera for a commercial for laundry detergent Woolite. Zombie completed the spot, called "The Torturer", in mid-April and talked about accusations from the some critics that he has "sold out," "I hadn't even thought about [a fan backlash], it hadn't crossed my mind.
"Whenever anyone talks about selling out it's the most absurd statement anyone could make. I've never done anything I didn't want to do, to me selling out is changing your music, your image, everything based on some sort of corporate manipulation to become rich and famous. I've never done that.
"When someone says I've sold out I say, 'What do you do for a living?' and maybe they'll say, 'Oh, I work at Walmart.' So they're corporate whores for the largest corporation in the world but have the nerve to [call me a] 'sell-out?"'
He added, "I like doing different things, I did an episode of 'CSI: Miami' because I wanted to see what it was like to do a TV show and now a commercial; you want to get these things under your belt.
"The funny thing is a lot of people are like, 'Oh it's so weird that you're doing this' but every single director does it, it's just that they don't usually mention it. I could've easily done that commercial and never said a word and no one would ever know but I thought it was funny so I told people about it."
Well last week was my birthday and I could not have thought of a better way to spend it than with my favorite band of all time...Motley Crue!
Mick looked better than he has in years, Tommy and Nikki were fantastic, and Vince did a really good job.
It was a hell of a way to spend my birthday!
And thank you to all who called in and texted birthday wishes!
It was a hell of a week!
So I found this story this morning and had to share!
Till next time!
One of the world's most popular board games, Monopoly, has been customized to celebrate the history and music of heavy metal giants METALLICA. The game will be available starting this Friday, June 17 from the band's official webstore.
Game description: "The fast-dealing property trading game' just got faster! Monopoly Metallica Collector's Edition takes the popular board game to a whole new level. Every aspect of the game designed for the true METALLICA fan in mind. You'll 'Pass Go' through historic METALLICA events and locations around the board such as club shows, festivals, studios, childhood homes and other metal landmarks. Create your own real estate empire by adding arenas and stadiums to all your properties! Game pieces include the 'Kill 'Em All' hammer, '...And Justice For All' scales, 'St. Anger' fist, 'Black Album' snake, ninja star, and the 'Jump in the Fire' demon. Land on one of the 'Binge and Purge' or 'Jump in the Fire' spaces and be rewarded or fined in true METALLICA form. You won't believe the price you'll pay!"
METALLICA follows KISS, THE BEATLES, ELVIS PRESLEY and THE GRATEFUL DEAD, among other artists, who have their own Monopoly games.
So as I am looking around today I discover another one that I will have to get in my collection!
From the team that brought you "We Wish You A Metal Xmas" comes "SIN-atra", heavy metal's tribute to the genius of Frank Sinatra. Twelve songs made famous by Ol' Blue Eyes are given a radical and individual new treatment from some of the finest voices in rock including members of ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, DEEP PURPLE, QUEENSRŸCHE, MR. BIG, WARRANT, NONPOINT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, KING'S X and CHEAP TRICK with the backing of a superb band led by guitarist Bob Kulick (KISS, MEAT LOAF). The songs are known to everyone but you've never heard them quite like this before!
"SIN-atra" track listing:
01. New York, New York (Devin Townsend)
02. I've Got You Under My Skin (Glenn Hughes)
03. Summerwind (Geoff Tate)
04. It Was A Very Good Year (Dee Snider)
05. Witchcraft (Tim "Ripper" Owens)
06. Fly Me To The Moon(Robin Zander)
07. Lady Is A Tramp (Eric Martin)
08. I've Got The World On A String(Doug Pinnick)
09. Love And Marriage(Elias Soriano)
10. Strangers In The Night (Joey Belladonna)
11. High Hopes (Franky Perez)
12. That's Life(Jani Lane)
The "SIN-atra" house band features Bob Kulick (guitar); Brett Chassen (drums); Billy Sheehan (bass); Doug Katsaros (keyboards, orchestrations); Richie Kotzen (lead guitar on "That's Life").
"SIN-atra" will be in stores March 29 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
I'm all over it!
Till next time stay warm and good luck in the blizzard!
Legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) has recorded a cover of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Iron Man" with "Star Trek" icon William Shatner.
Shatner revealed the news via his Twitter profile, writing, "Just watched tracks being laid down by Zakk Wylde of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY for my upcoming record 'Seeking Major Tom'." He added, "Zakk is one of the great guitarists who played with Ozzy Osbourne. A master playing a cover of 'Iron Man'. He's fantastic! I'm energized."
"Seeking Major Tom" pairs Shatner with musician Adam Hamilton and is expected to contain around 20 songs, including a version of QUEEN's "Bohemian Rhapsody". The CD will be released later this year!
Not going to lie to you I will probably have to buy this one just to see what it is all about!
Till next time!
Yeah I am talking about Ozzy!
That man has been through the ringer and has forgotten more stuff that I could ever know but when it comes to a show DAMN!
Last week before the show I had quite a few people calling in saying that they really thought that they should go to the show because "this may be one of the last times to see him"...Well I have been thinking that for about 15 years!
I guess Sharon might let him retire sometime but for now he still has it!
What a show!
See you at the next one!
The little one was ok but this was a hell of a hit!
Here is the story and some video of it!
Ps. No balloons for the next b-day party!
Till next time!
Another clip has been posted online of a METALLICA concert that took place in Sydney, Australia last Thursday (November 11), where guitarist Kirk Hammettis seen kicking a large black balloon that accidentally smacks into a small child standing onstage and sends the child flying several feet into the audience. Despite early reports that the toddler was the son of frontman James Hetfield, it was apparently the daughter of either METALLICA's production or tour manager. (Note: The child was reportedly not injured during the incident.)
Well, it has a been a few days since Johnny's Birthday Bash and I have almost recovered!
What a party.
If you were there you know what I am talking about.
If you have never had a chance to "Feel The Steel" then you need to make it to one of their shows at some point!
From the big hair riffs to the comedy in between you just cant beat that band!
And did I forget to mention how many girls seem to loose their shirts at a Steel Panther show...Nuff said!
Better jump out for now!
See you at Slash Thursday!
I was hot, sweaty, and having a blast for 12 straight hours!
If you are not sure what I am talking about.
Saturday we took over Worth Harley Davidson North for the grand opening of the new store.
Worth had it all for us!
Beer, bikes, BBQ, and bands!
The bands were great!
Jackyl always kills it, Nigel was great, Federation did it up, LPP kicked 10 kinds of ass, and I was really pleased with Billy Ray!
And did I forget to mention The Flaunt Girls were there as well!?
It was a great time!
At one point I was walking around and saw Rick Worth just standing there with the look of "what the hell did I get myself into" and then he just started to smile!
As we were heading home in the line of bikes with the wind blowing I almost felt as if I was leaving Sturgis.
I would like to say thank you very much to Worth Harley Davidson North for throwing one hell of a party and I think we should do it again next year!
Till next time!
Ps. Dont forget that this weekend I have the JDRF Thunder Run up at Worth!
Be there about 10 for pre-reg.
All the cash we raise goes to fight juvenile diabetes!
Its a great ride for a great cause and we will have Shamens Harvest playing at the end for you!
Come on out!
It was raining fairly hard and the temp was not what I would consider warm to say the least.
But we did it!
Rockfest 2010 is now in the books and I had a blast.
I was cold, muddy, and soaked to the bone but I really think I had more fun at this one than any other Rockfest to date.
I love it all.
The mudslides and wrestling!
I did see at one point a guy in the pit accidentally drop his pants because of all the mud and then he himself hit the ground.
Everyone stopped for a second picked up the guy and helped him get his pants back up then got back to the mosh! (lets face it you really don't want to slam into a guy with his pants down around his ankles)
And the bands were killer.
From Taddy Porter to Godsmack!
There were a few stand out moments for me.
Lizzy coming on stage with Seether to do "Broken" the drum solo during Godsmack, the look on the lead singers face of Taddy Porter as he came out to open the show and saw all of you there (priceless).
The list goes on and on but I will not bore you with a bunch of words.
You were there!
Thank you so much!
Lets do it again!
Last week I picked up the new CD from Slash and have not taken in out of my player yet.
It is nothing Â like GNR but if you are looking for something good and fun to listen to this is your pick for the week!
Slash teamed up with a slew of killer artists on this one.
Ian from The Cult doing "Ghost" is the one you are hearing on the radio the most. Great song in my book!
He also has 2 with Myles Kennedy from Alterbridge. "Back From Cali" is one of the greatest songs I have ever laid ears on.
He also worked with Chris Cornell on "Promise".Â Â Â Amazing song.
My all time favorite on the CD has to go to Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas! with " Beautiful Dangerous".Â Â Who would have thought Fergie could kick so much ass!
I have no dbout that we will be hearing that song at our local strip club by the end of the week!
Slash also teamed up with the likesÂ of Lemmy, Dave Grohl, Kid Rock, Ozzy,and more.
If you want GNR dont pick this up but if you want a good listen get it ASAP!