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Hump Day Poll (March 27, 2013)

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Official Lyric Video for Stone Sour "Do Me A Favor"

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New Music Tuesday!

Today, is a bad ass mother loving' day of brand new rock, metal, and a few fan favorites!
Let's start with Rockfest artist Sevendust and their ninth studio album in "Black Out The Sun"! Seems everyone I've spoken with about them being at the Festival of Rock is super stoked! Perennial pit performers Suicidal Tendencies are back with their latest, "13"! No word on if they're coming in KC but if that changes I'll let you know! As I've told you all repeatedly, Tool put out the twenty-first anniversary reissue of their debut EP "Opiate". With new artwork and a limited edition print of only five-thousand I suspect this will sell out quick, even if it's $150 a pop! Metal gods Iron Maiden have out a two cd live release from their November 1988 show at the Birmingham N.E.C arena, "Maiden England", recorded during their Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Tour! Blues talent and rumored killer of Black Country Communion- at least according to Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa releases "An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House". Although their album doesn't drop till next week, Rockfest artist, Killswitch Engage are allowing their entire new album "Disarm the Decent" and you can find it here ------> http://smarturl.it/killswitchengagedtd
Here's a new tune from Dallas rockers, who we know and love, Drowning Pool with their new tune "Anytime Anyplace"

And in closing, here's brand new Limp Bizkit (feat Lil Wayne) NSFW

Here's what's to come in the very near future!
 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE "Disarm the Descent" April 2nd
DROWNING POOL "Resilience" April 2nd
STONE SOUR "House of Gold & Bones" Pt. 2 April 9th
VOLBEAT "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" 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
ALICE IN CHAINS "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" May 14th
ALTER BRIDGE Box Set May 14th
FILTER "The Sun Comes Out Tonight" June 4th
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE "Like Clockwork" June
BLACK SABBATH "13" June (Brad Wilk of RATM on Drums)
METALLICA 3D Movie "Through the Never" August 9th
BODYCOUNT "Rise" or "Manslaughter" 2013
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I need one of these in my back yard...

I could probably sit out back with a cooler full a beer and watch this all day if I had it set up in my yard
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Killswitch Engage Mini-Doc

Rockfest artist, Killswitch Engage, has a new album coming out in April on the 2nd titled "Disarm the Descent". Here's a mini-documentary about the new album from the band themselves! 

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Rockfest VIP?

So this year I (and the rest of the guys) have been getting a lot of calls on how to buy VIP tickets to Rockfest.
I have even heard of some people buying them for $100 a pop.
Well, if you are one of those people who have spent your hard earned money on them I hate to say it but you got screwed.
VIP tickets are not (and never have been) for sale.
So if someone offers to sell you some VIP tickets to Rockfest DO NOT BUY THEM!


Just watching out for you.
Hope to see you at the show!



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Tomas Young's Last Letter


Be sure to watch the award winning documentary "Body of War" to fully understand who Tomas Young is, and why he's where he's at today. 

To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney

From: Tomas Young

I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.

I write this letter on behalf of husbands and wives who have lost spouses, on behalf of children who have lost a parent, on behalf of the fathers and mothers who have lost sons and daughters and on behalf of those who care for the many thousands of my fellow veterans who have brain injuries. I write this letter on behalf of those veterans whose trauma and self-revulsion for what they have witnessed, endured and done in Iraq have led to suicide and on behalf of the active-duty soldiers and Marines who commit, on average, a suicide a day. I write this letter on behalf of the some 1 million Iraqi dead and on behalf of the countless Iraqi wounded. I write this letter on behalf of us all—the human detritus your war has left behind, those who will spend their lives in unending pain and grief.

Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character. You sent us to fight and die in Iraq after you, Mr. Cheney, dodged the draft in Vietnam, and you, Mr. Bush, went AWOL from your National Guard unit. Your cowardice and selfishness were established decades ago. You were not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage.I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.

I joined the Army two days after the 9/11 attacks. I joined the Army because our country had been attacked. I wanted to strike back at those who had killed some 3,000 of my fellow citizens. I did not join the Army to go to Iraq, a country that had no part in the September 2001 attacks and did not pose a threat to its neighbors, much less to the United States. I did not join the Army to “liberate” Iraqis or to shut down mythical weapons-of-mass-destruction facilities or to implant what you cynically called “democracy” in Baghdad and the Middle East. I did not join the Army to rebuild Iraq, which at the time you told us could be paid for by Iraq’s oil revenues. Instead, this war has cost the United States over $3 trillion. I especially did not join the Army to carry out pre-emptive war. Pre-emptive war is illegal under international law. And as a soldier in Iraq I was, I now know, abetting your idiocy and your crimes. The Iraq War is the largest strategic blunder in U.S. history. It obliterated the balance of power in the Middle East. It installed a corrupt and brutal pro-Iranian government in Baghdad, one cemented in power through the use of torture, death squads and terror. And it has left Iran as the dominant force in the region. On every level—moral, strategic, military and economic—Iraq was a failure. And it was you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, who started this war. It is you who should pay the consequences.

I have, like many other disabled veterans, suffered from the inadequate and often inept care provided by the Veterans Administration. I have, like many other disabled veterans, come to realize that our mental and physical wounds are of no interest to you, perhaps of no interest to any politician. We were used. We were betrayed. And we have been abandoned. You, Mr. Bush, make much pretense of being a Christian. But isn’t lying a sin? Isn’t murder a sin? Aren’t theft and selfish ambition sins? I am not a Christian. But I believe in the Christian ideal. I believe that what you do to the least of your brothers you finally do to yourself, to your own soul.I would not be writing this letter if I had been wounded fighting in Afghanistan against those forces that carried out the attacks of 9/11. Had I been wounded there I would still be miserable because of my physical deterioration and imminent death, but I would at least have the comfort of knowing that my injuries were a consequence of my own decision to defend the country I love. I would not have to lie in my bed, my body filled with painkillers, my life ebbing away, and deal with the fact that hundreds of thousands of human beings, including children, including myself, were sacrificed by you for little more than the greed of oil companies, for your alliance with the oil sheiks in Saudi Arabia, and your insane visions of empire.

My day of reckoning is upon me. Yours will come. I hope you will be put on trial. But mostly I hope, for your sakes, that you find the moral courage to face what you have done to me and to many, many others who deserved to live. I hope that before your time on earth ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to stand before the American public and the world, and in particular the Iraqi people, and beg for forgiveness. 

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Hump Day Poll

HALF OF YOU TWEET, HALF OF YOU DO NOT.  For those of you that don't, create a twitter account, follow @989TheRockKQRC and never touch it again.

Hump Day Poll (March 20, 2013)

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New 5FDP!!

Five Finger fans rejoice!!  As I'm sure you already know, Five Finger Death Punch has been working on a new record which should see the light of day this summer.  HOWEVER, I ran across this video that has an audio snippet of one of the brand news songs called "Here To Die".  (Plus, you'll recognize some ariel shots of Rockfest in there too!)

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Hump Day Poll


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