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Posts from September 2013

Cooper Covers?

Found this today.
Sounds cool to me. 
Thinking I may have to get this!


Cooper has just completed work on a covers album featuring songs that were originally written and recorded by THE DOORSJimi HendrixJohn Lennon and THE WHO, members of the so-called "Hollywood vampires" of the early and mid-'70s. A spring 2014 release is expected.

"We're still adding on certain people; we have a list of people that we want to get and a lot of times it's scheduled," Alice said. "In a situation like this, you have certain friends you want to put on the record and their availability is really what it is… y'know, finding where they are, what they want to play and when they want to play."

Pushed for names of the special guests, Alice replied, "I'm just saying…probably the 'usual suspects.' Put it that way."

"We're really happy, all of us, everyone involved in the covers because it's pretty much what we wanted to do," Cooper told RollingStone.com earlier in the year. "We specified a certain time period and said, 'Let's stay within that. Let's not move it around too much.' We don't want to be doing cover songs from the 80s and 90s when the Hollywood vampires kind of thing was more '73, '74, '75."

Back in March, Cooper said about the upcoming CD: "We do a thing in our show, which is a tribute to Hollywood Vampires, my drinking club. And it was Keith MoonJohn LennonHarry NilssonMicky Dolenz — a very eclectic bunch of drunks. Half of them are dead, so we do four songs in the show in tribute to them. We do 'Break On Through''Revolution''My Generation' and Jimi Hendrix's 'Foxey Lady'. I just kind of said, 'We've never done a covers album, let's think about that.'"

Asked what some of the wish-list songs are, Cooper said: "I would keep it right to about '73, '74. I don't want to just go anywhere. I want to keep it right in that sort of drunk era, so it's specific. I would say 'Break On Through', that's a really good rock track there. The other ones, think of it — Harry Nilsson, there's a lot of good stuff there that could be rocked out. I think of songs as being clay. Take a song like 'Jump Into the Fire' and take that to a harder level, and that'll work."

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Hump Day

Though a difficult decision, it looks like the LEFT BOOB has won this fight!  Maybe next time the right boob can bounce back and take 1st place. 

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Metal News!

Get your horns ready, people, there's some delicious metal news coming down the wire today! 

**First and foremost, get a listen to some early MOTORHEAD featured over at Rolling Stone by following this link here: http://www1.rollingstone.com/hearitnow/player/motorhead2.html 
"Aftershock" by them comes out on the 21st of October!

**MASTODON has announced they're done touring for the year and are back in studio in November to roll out new stuff in 2014!

**MEGADETH, FEAR FACTORY & NONPOINT on the road together. Sadly, as of now, no stops planned in KC! Here's where you can find them, though: 
Nov. 23 - St. Paul, MN - Myth Live 
Nov. 24 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre 
Nov. 26 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room 
Nov. 27 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore 
Nov. 29 - Montclair, NJ - The Wellmont Theatre 
Nov. 30 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center 
Dec. 01 - Boston, MA - House of Blues Boston 
Dec. 03 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount 
Dec. 04 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring 
Dec. 05 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte 
Dec. 07 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues Myrtle Beach 
Dec. 08 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live 
Dec. 09 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues Orlando 
Dec. 12 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center 
Dec. 14 - Socorro, TX - Socorro Entertainment Center

**And HATEBREED has a new lyrical video for "Dead Man Breathing" which you can peep below:

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New Music Tuesday!!

So much coming out today where does one begin?!? 

**With NIRVANA naturally!! We see their 20th Anniversary reissue of "In Utero". Something like three discs and 70 tracks with a lost song. Clearly a "Must Have" for fans!

**Some sick vinyl is out today by TESTAMENT! Not one record but TWO! "First Strike Still Deadly" & "Live at Eindhoven '83"! Make sure you catch them with Huntress, Lamb of God & Killswitch Engage at the Midland on the first of November, The Day of the Dead! 

**MEGADETH's "Countdown to Extinction: Live" is ready for you to consume in case you missed them opening for IRON MAIDEN a little bit ago. Even if you caught them, might as well enjoy it from your home, in  your underwear, whist sipping on some frothy cold adult beverages!

**BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is, also, dropping a live DVD/CD experience with "Unblackened". Sure he's into coffee, but Zakk is still making music! 

**ALTERBRIDGE, as I've told you, has a new album dropping on the 8th of October with "Fortress" and right now LOUD WIRE has the entire album streaming in its entirety!

**Don't forget that METALLICA's "Through the Never" comes out Friday in IMAX Elusive and in theaters completely on the 4th of October. The live double-disc soundtrack drops today, as well, for it. < - Props to F'Em Up Chuck for the reminder! 

Here's what else is coming down the pike... see anything I'm missing? 

METALLICA 3D Movie “Through the Never” IMAX Exclusive Sept 27th/ Out Oct 4th
SCAR THE MARTYR Self-Titled Debut October 1st
“XXX: 3 Decades of Roadrunner Records” Box Set of Various Artist October 1st
UGLY KID JOE “Stairway to Hell” Bonus CD & DVD October 4th
ALTER BRIDGE “Fortress” October 8th
KORN “The Paradigm Shift” October 8th
STP w/ CHESTER BENNINGTON “High Rise” EP October 8th
PEARL JAM “Lightning Bolt” October 15th
WARBRINGER “IV: Empire’s Collapse” October 15th
SOILWORK “A Predator’s Portrait” Deluxe Reissue October 15th
TRIVIUM “Vengeance Falls” October 15th
HALETSTORM “REAniMate 2.0” October 15th Covers EP
MONSTER MAGNET “Last Patrol” October 15th
MOTORHEAD “Aftershock” October 22nd
SEETHER “Seether 2002 – 2013” October 29th 2 Discs Best Of, Demos, New Stuff
5FDP “The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side of Hell” Vol. 2Nov. 19th
PUSCIFER “What Is…”  DVD & Soundtrack Nov. 26th
A PERFECT CIRLCE “A Perfect Circle: Live Featuring Stone & Echo” Nov. 26th
BODYCOUNT “Rise” or “Manslaughter”
2014 Expectations
TOM MORELLO Making Rock Music
DOPE “Blood Money” March
RANDY BLYTHE Memoir Spring 2014
2015 Expectations
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock) 2015
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Hump Day

Avenged Sevenfold's "Hail to the King"

*HOWEVER Killswitch Engage's latest "Disarm the Descent" AND Five Finger Death Punch's "The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side of Hell" tied for second by ONE vote to A7X!

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So I am kind of the fence with this one.
To the hard core STP fans this may not work but I think what we have heard so far is good.
I will give it a fair shot for sure.
Read on and see what you think.



STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called "High Rise" on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington following current single "Out Of Time", which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart. "In terms of style, when the DeLeo brothers [Dean and bassist Robert] get in the studio and start writing, they have a very unique way of putting chords together and structures and the type of chord progressions they put together," Bennington said of writing process in the new STP. "So, in that sense, it's gonna be undeniably the sound of STP — I mean, they're the heart and soul of the band. Naturally, I'm not [former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer] Scott [Weiland], so I'm not gonna think of the same melodies, I'm not gonna think of the same lyrical content and such, so in that sense, naturally, there's gonna be a difference in terms of how I interpret what the band puts together musically. I think that's one of the reasons why we're so eager to get the [new STONE TEMPLE PILOTS] EP out, because we want people to hear the new direction and feel the vibe of the new music. Because there's definitely a vibe in that EP that is fresh and it's new but it still feels very STP." He added: "When we started writing, the ideas came so fast; every single day, it semed like there was four or five things that we were all bringing in and contributing in terms of new songs. We could have easily spent three more months on this thing and had a full-length record out. There's enough material there for us to do that and start getting into the next one. So in terms of the amount of creativity that's been going on, it's very healthy." STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer's struggles with drugs and alcohol. The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band's name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band's career. Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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This Sounds Sick!!

What do you get when you match up George Lynch (Lynch Mob/Dokken), Doug Pinnick (King's X)  & Ray Luzier (Korn)??? The below video, which sounds amazing!!

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Hatebreed w/ Jerry Only!!

The audio quality isn't all that much, but you get the idea of what you're seeing here. Jerry Only from the Misfits singing "Hatebreeders", which is where Hatebreed got their name from, at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey!
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The Story Behind Seether's Rise Above This

I figure these two videos can give you a better understanding about this song, the power of music, and how it's alright to get help if you need it! Please do. Suicide is a serious thing and shouldn't be taken lightly.

I will say this, about the music video, you can see it in Shaun's face how much the loss of his brother hurts him! How he filmed this, I do not know.

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Lamb of God News!

NOT only will Lamb of God be here on November 1st at The Midland - with Killswitch Engage, Testament & Huntress - and Randy Blythe's got a memoir coming out in 2014 about his time in a Czech Republic prison for manslaughter, of which he was fullyacquitted, BUT they're to re-release their sophmore album "As The Palaces Burn"! 

Pre-Orders can be found here: http://lambofgod.merchnow.com/
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