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Posts from February 2013

Bon Jovi & Some Goats!!

God I F**king Love These Guys!! 
Probably my favorite from Goats Do It Better's Facebook page!
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Iron Maiden Goat!

From the newly created "Goats Do It Better" Facebook page, I give you Iron Maiden and a screaming Goat!
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Today marks 21 years for this game-changing album...

Pantera's "Vulgar Display of Power"!! Below is the entire album that dropped 21 years ago and helped to change and shape the world of metal!! 

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Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival

As many people know, Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival is slated for June 8th & 9th in Detroit. Today, however, the line-up was announced and it looks to be a unique collection of Rock, Metal, Punk, DJ's, World, Experimental and everywhere in between: 

Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones, Bassnectar, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello,FLAG, Silversun Pickups, Foals, Tomahawk, Destroid (Excision + KJ Sawka + Downlink), The Joy Formidable, Datsik, Borgore, Japandroids, Dillon Francis, Adventure Club, 12th Planet, Death Grips, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dirtyphonics, The Dirtbombs, DEATH, Fu Manchu, The Bronx, FIDLAR, All Shall Perish, The Orwells, BATTLECROSS and Cauldron.

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Trent Reznor Announces the Return of Nine Inch Nails: Extensive Touring for 2013 and 2014 "The band is reinventing itself from scratch"
By Amy Phillips on February 25, 2013 at 09:00 a.m.
Trent Reznor Announces the Return of Nine Inch Nails: Extensive Touring for 2013 and 2014
Photo by Rob Sheridan
It's been four years since Nine Inch Nails' "Wave Goodbye" tour heralded the end of an era for Trent Reznor's pioneering project. But since that time, Reznor has maintained that NIN wasn't over forever, just changing focus.

Now, Reznor has announced that Nine Inch Nails will return to action in a big way in 2013. Tours are planned for this summer and fall, all the way into next year. The lineup will include Reznor, Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as previous NIN collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.

Here is the statement from Reznor:

NOTE FROM TRENT: Nine Inch Nails are touring this year. I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows. The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014. Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.

Meanwhile, How to Destroy Angels, Reznor's project with his wife Mariqueen Maandig and longtime collaborators Rob Sheridan and Atticus Ross, will release their debut album Welcome oblivion March 5 on Columbia.

Revisit the iconic Nine Inch Nails video for "Closer":
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Hump Day Poll

Hump Day Poll (February 20, 2013)

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New Music Out Today!

Lots of amazing music coming out today. Some that you'll no doubt hear here on The Rock, and some that just touches me in the soft spot of my loins... what? I'm talking about the collection of artist on the new SON OF ROGUES GALLERY: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys! With Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Nick Cave and more you know this will be amazing! 

Maynard James Keenan's PUSCIFER is back with an EP "Donkey Punch the Night"! BUCKCHERRY'S "Confession's" is out now as is a live UK Import from MOTORHEAD "Cat Scratch Fewer". 

And if you've ever caught The Hendrix Experience Tour in KC then you've seen the musical stylings of ROBERT RANDOLPH and today he presents "The Slide Brothers". 

Here's what's coming up down the road....

MAD SEASON Box Set March 12th
CLUTCH “Earth Rocker” March 19th
ANTHRAX “Anthems” March 19th
SEVENDUST “Black Out the Sun” March 26th
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE “Disarm the Descent” April 2nd
DROWNING POOL “Resilience” April 2nd
VOLBEAT "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" April 9th 
STONE SOUR “House of Gold & Bones” Pt. 2 April 9th
DEVICE “Device” April 9th
STONE SOUR “House of Gold & Bones” Comic Book April 17th
RECORD STORE DAY World Wide April 20th
ROB ZOMBIE “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vender” April 23rd
LORDS OF SALEM (Rob Zombie Movie) April 26th
RED LINE CHEMISTRY “Tug of War” April 30th
FILTER “Gurney & the Burning Books” May
ALICE IN CHAINS “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” May
BLACK SABBATH “13” June (Brad Wilk of RATM on Drums)
METALLICA 3D Movie “Through the Never” August 9th
BODYCOUNT “Rise” or “Manslaughter”
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Rockfest 2013!

Well it is official!
In two weeks we find out who will be at Rockfest 2013!
Been seeing and hearing a lot of guessing going on as to who will be there this year.
And I can tell you one thing for sure….Two weeks from today we will know for sure!

Can’t wait!


Ps. Heads up. There will be a Rockaholic pre-sale so save some cash between now and March 4th  (announcement day) so you will be ready to buy the cheap tickets when they go on sale!
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Hump Day Poll

Hump Day Poll (February 13, 2013)

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ZOM-BIE, ZOM-BIE! He's back with a new album on April 23rd with "Venemous Rat Regeneration Vendor". Here's a sneak peak at one of the forthcoming tracks, "Dead City Radio"!

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