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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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SO BAD ASS!

Bring it on!
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IRON MAIDEN, whose new studio album, "The Book Of Souls", their first for 5 years, will be released worldwide next week on September 4, are taking touring to a new level using a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet (a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) for their world tour next year. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson is currently in training for his license to fly the massive four-engine jet, which is almost twice the size and over three times the weight of the Boeing 757 used on previous tours in 2008/9/11.

The new Ed Force One will take the band, crew and over 12 tons of equipment more than 55,000 miles (88,500km) around the planet with concerts in six of the seven continents (Australasia, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Europe), with "The Book Of Souls" world tour 2016 expected to visit around 35 countries.

Details of the precise schedule are currently being finalized and the band will commence announcements of specific dates for the different territories in a few weeks' time. However, it can be revealed that "The Book Of Souls" world tour will open in the USA in late February, with Ed Force One flying in for three shows before, in early March, heading into Central America visiting Mexico, followed by a much-anticipated first-ever concert in El Salvador and a return to Costa Rica. Ed Force One then proceeds into South America for concerts in Argentina, Chile and a number of shows in Brazil before flying back to the USA at the end of March for ten more cities covering the USA and, of course, Canada in the first two weeks of April.

A long awaited return to Japan follows later in April, and then the band are delighted to be playing their first ever shows in China before heading to New Zealand and Australia for a comprehensive tour during the first half of May. Shows in South Africa, MAIDEN's first visit there with Bruce, will be the last port of call before Ed Force One heads to Europe for a very extensive tour starting in late May and finishing in early August. This will the first time Ed Force One has ever been used on any European Tour dates (other than Bruce's fan club trips to shows) and will provide transport there for at least for the first few weeks.

Bruce Dickinson comments: "When the opportunity arose from my friends at Air Atlanta Icelandic to lease a 747 for 'The Book Of Souls' world tour, of course, we jumped at the chance. Who wouldn't? The greatest benefit of travelling in a 747 is that because of its colossal size and freight capacity, we can carry our stage production and all our stage equipment and desks in the cargo hold without having to make any of the immense structural modifications needed to do this on the previous 757, the extent of which fans will have noted on the 'Flight 666' DVD. Although in reality we cannot carry much more gear, the savings in complexity, time and cost make using the 747 even more practical. All we will need to do is 'paint' it and move a few seats around, with the added advantage that there is much more room for band and crew — our Krew can almost get a row of seats each to catch up on sleep on the flights! Furthermore, it is marginally faster 0.85 MACH and the range of around 7000NM (13,000 km) is much greater, which means we will not have to make the refuelling stops we needed to with the 757.

"However, even though we have worked out the logistics of taking a plane of that immense size out on tour, I still have to learn to fly it before we can go anywhere! So, I'm currently doing my training to qualify as a pilot and captain on a Boeing 747. I'm doing this at Cardiff Aviation, my aircraft maintenance facility in Wales, where we recently took possession of a rather splendid 747 simulator which I can't wait to get practicing on!

"We're all really excited at the thought of bringing our brand new tour to fans who have never seen us play live before, and, of course, re-visiting all our old friends again too. You can rest assured we are all working hard to put together a spectacular show for our fans."

The 747 is the world's most recognizable airliner on account of its distinctive hump. With its impressive dimensions of 70.7m (232ft) length, 19.4m (63.6ft) height and a jaw-dropping wing span of 64.4m (211ft) this double-decker aircraft has a range of 13,450km (7,262nm). (See grid for full and comparative specs)

Final dates, venues and ticket on sale times, along with full details of what MAIDEN fans can expect from "The Book Of Souls" world tour, will be announced by territory starting in a few weeks' time. As usual, where feasible, IRON MAIDEN fan club members will have exclusive access to purchase tickets before they go on general sale. Also, wherever possible, the fan club will again be running the First To The Barrier draw for privileged, early access to the venue to secure the best standing positions by or close to the barrier.


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New Children Of Bodom! Is it Pit Worthy?

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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?



#AsHeardOnAir
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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Heavy Metal baby rocks!

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