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A Battle of Covers!!

Sometimes cover songs are better than their predecessors.
Sometimes they fall short!
I suppose art is in the ear of the beholder as below are two covers for you to chew on.
Let me know in the comments what you thought on these two!

First one is by Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Vinny Appice & Rudy Sarzo
Ozzy's "Crazy Train" on the Randy Rhoads tribute album! Follow the link to hear!

https://soundcloud.com/udrmusic/randy-rhoads-crazy-train/s-kPKv2

Next up, in the video below, is Daniel Johns from Silverchair doing his take on Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

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New Manson & More Out Today!

For whatever reason "Born Villain" dropped by MANSON back in 2012 received So-So reviews and accolades and though "The Pale Emperor" is in the same vein many a folks are saying this is brings us back MARILYN MANSON. Whatever the f*ck that means! I've been giving a few tracks a listen for about a month now and like most of his work I dig it! No word on when a tour will make it's way back to KC but as soon as we know, you'll know!

Looks like the folks in MOTORHEAD'S camp are keeping things alive with a new Blu-Ray, "Stage Fright".

A new tribute album to late shredder RANDY RHODES, "Randy Rhodes Remembered: Vol. 1", is available for pre-order by heading here --> http://www.californiamusicfest.com/

Now here's a look at some of the band's working on new stuff!
  • According to their official Instagram account METALLICA are "Rocking along" on new stuff.
  • SOILWORK will roll out their 1st live DVD/Blu Ray on March 13th "Live in the Heart of Helsinki"
  • HALESTORM'S new jam, "Into the Wild Life" will be out April 7th.
  • LED ZEPPELIN'S "Physical Graffiti" gets the deluxe reissue treatment 40 years to the date of it's original release, February 23rd.
  • FEAR FACTORY inches closer to completing it's next album, which is slated to drop within the coming months. According to their people drums, guitar & bass are completed.
  • ROB ZOMBIE'S live CD "Spookshow International" will drop in February on the 24th.
  • STONE TEMPLE PILOTS with CHESTER BENNINGTON are at work on their follow up to 2013's, "High
  • Rise".
Here's what's left, and as always, What am I missing?
PAPA ROACH "F.E.A.R" January 27th
KID ROCK "First Kiss" February 24th
ALL THAT REMAINS "The Order of Things" February 24th
HINDER "When the Smoke Clears" March 3rd
SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS "Blaster" March 31st
THREE DAYS GRACE March
FAITH NO MORE April
LOCAL H "Hey Killer" Spring
COREY TAYLOR "You're Making Me Hate You" Book June 30th

(No Dates Yet, In Development)

ALICE COOPER Covers of THE DOORS, HENDRIX, THE WHO, JOHN LENNON + More
ANTHRAX
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock)
BIOHAZARD
BREAKING BENJAMIN
BLACK SABBATH
CLUTCH
D.R.I.
DANZIG working on ELVIS covers
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" comic book drawn by TROY LITTLE
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
FLEA RHCP Memoir
GOJIRA
IRON MAIDEN
KORN'S BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH Memoir "With My Eyes Open
MESHUGGAH
MEGADETH
P.O.D
PRETTY RECKLESS Acoustic
REV THEORY
RED LINE CHEMISTRY "Chemical High & a Hand Grenade" Reissue
ROB ZOMBIE
SCORPIONS Celebrating 50 years!
SMASHING PUMPKINS "Day for Night"
STEVEN TYLER SOLO
STONE SOUR COVERS ALBUM
SOILWORK Live DVD
SEVENDUST Live DVD
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
TESTAMENT
TREMONTI (Creed/Alter Bridge Axman Solo)
TOOL Who F*cking Knows
VOLBEAT
VISION OF DISORDER
ROB ZOMBIE "Spookshow International Live"
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Let's Nerd Out On New Avengers Trailer

Put up yesterday and as of this blog viewed by 8+ million people!
DAMN!
So, what's your thoughts?
Is this gonna kick ass or suck!?!

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Nirvana 25 Years Ago, Today!

The following is allegedly from a Nirvana show, in Portland, at the Satyricon on this date, January 12th, 1990.
It's pre-Dave Grohl on drums, featuring Dale Crover of the Melvins.

Enjoy!

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Who's Ready For New Jams?!?

As always, what am I missing?!?

HALESTORM "III" January 13th
MARILYN MANSON "The Pale Emperor" January 20th
PAPA ROACH "F.E.A.R" January 27th
KID ROCK "First Kiss" February 24th
ALL THAT REMAINS "The Order of Things" February 24th
HINDER "When the Smoke Clears" March 3rd
SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS "Blaster" March 31st
THREE DAYS GRACE March
FAITH NO MORE April
LOCAL H "Hey Killer" Spring
COREY TAYLOR "You're Making Me Hate You" Book June 30th

(No Dates Yet, In Development)

ALICE COOPER Covers of THE DOORS, HENDRIX, THE WHO, JOHN LENNON + More
ANTHRAX
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock)
BIOHAZARD
BREAKING BENJAMIN
BLACK SABBATH
CLUTCH
D.R.I.
DANZIG working on ELVIS covers
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" comic book drawn by TROY LITTLE
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
FLEA RHCP Memoir
GOJIRA
IRON MAIDEN
KORN'S BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH Memoir "With My Eyes Open
MESHUGGAH
MEGADETH
P.O.D
PRETTY RECKLESS Acoustic
REV THEORY
RED LINE CHEMISTRY "Chemical High & a Hand Grenade" Reissue
ROB ZOMBIE

SCORPIONS Celebrating 50 years!
SMASHING PUMPKINS "Day for Night"
STEVEN TYLER SOLO
STONE SOUR COVERS ALBUM
SOILWORK Live DVD
SEVENDUST Live DVD
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
TESTAMENT
TREMONTI (Creed/Alter Bridge Axman Solo)
TOOL Who F*cking Knows
VOLBEAT
VISION OF DISORDER
ROB ZOMBIE "Spookshow International Live"

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Slayer on kids instruments! Kick ass.

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Thank You Kansas City!

Well it is official.
We are at the end of another year.
Seems like just yesterday we were looking forward to 2014.
Now we are gearing up for 2015.
We had a good time in ’14. We saw some great shows and had a lot of fun together.
Rockfest was once again a highlight for me.  Getting all of you together to have a big party is one of my favorite things.
Pat yourselves on the back for not only throwing down for the party but also for watching out for each other.  Every year I see someone getting helped up from the mosh or handed to security because (they may have partied a little too hard.) But you still take care of them. Thank you for being a classy group!
And let’s not forget Hope for the Holidays.  To see an entire city pull together for the good of the city is an impressive thing.


I can’t wait to see how ’15 turns out for us. I hope it is as fun as ’14 was!
Finally I would like to say thank you.
I am humbled to be part of this station and city for 21 years. 
I am honored to have become your friend.
Thank you Kansas City!
See ya in 2015!
MOOSE
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I'll Drink To That!

Found this today...I want some!
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What better way for the members of ANTHRAX to celebrate their sixth Grammy nomination than to toast it with a glass of their own brand of bourbon, "Indians".

ANTHRAX has aligned with Jefferson's Bourbon, the Kentucky-based company that produces special, limited edition "small batch" whiskeys by blending a variety of aged bourbons and rye whiskeys. ANTHRAX's "Indians", a single barrel bourbon, was personally chosen by the band and will taste like no other due to its particular blend and the barrel it was aged in.

"We've been wanting to come up with a special item like this, something that was unusual, one-of-a-kind, not a t-shirt or hoodie or poster," said bassist Frank Bello, "and 'Indians' was perfect."

ANTHRAX's "Indians" bourbon is now available exclusively through Atlantic City Bottle Company. "Indians" will be priced at $75 per bottle (in-store pick up) and $100 (shipped to an address) and will come with a signed piece of the stave of the barrel that the bourbon was aged in.

ANTHRAX — Bello, Charlie Benante, Scott Ian and Joey Belladonna — lifted their "Indians"-filled shot glasses last Friday when they found out that "Neon Knights", the band's cover of the BLACK SABBATH song (from SABBATH's 1980 release "Heaven And Hell") recorded for the "Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life" tribute album got the nod in the Grammy Awards "Best Metal Performance" category.

"It's been an honor everytime we've been nominated," said ANTHRAX's Benante, "but this one is particularly special. To have been asked to contribute 'Neon Knights' to Ronnie's tribute album was an honor on its own; to have it nominated for a Grammy is just beyond the best."

ANTHRAX has just gone into the studio to begin recording their next album, the follow-up to 2011's critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated "Worship Music".



 

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And the winners are....

So the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced today and many were shocked (myself included) to see GREEN DAY on that list. Are they RNRHOF worthy? Some would argue Yes, while others, clearly from internet postings, say NO! For me, I suppose, the hardest thing to understand is why they would be in their first year nominated. That's probably the most baffling. 

Here's the list of others going in next year in Cleveland: 

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & DOUBLE TROUBLE
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND
LOU REED
BILL WITHERS 
RINGO STARR
THE "5" ROYALS - an early 50's/60's R&B band inducted as an Early Influence Award Winner

Now here's some who ARE NOT in the Rock Hall of Fame and based upon what's floating around the internet, many feel need consideration. What do you think?

JUDAS PRIEST
MOTORHEAD
IRON MAIDEN
MOTLEY CRUE
WARREN ZEVON
YES
BON JOVI
DIO 
MOODY BLUES
CHICAGO
DEAD KENNEDY'S
THE MELVINS
PHISH
JOURNEY
BLACK FLAG
SLAYER
PIXIES
NICK CAVE
 
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BILLY CORGAN Blasts PEARL JAM, FOO FIGHTERS

That's a pretty high pedestal he's putting himself on coming on the heels of an album that is just BARELY over 30 mins....total  -  Westward


According to The Pulse Of RadioSMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan blasted PEARL JAM and FOO FIGHTERS in a new interview with Howard Stern, saying that neither band matched the early '90s accomplishments of either the PUMPKINS or NIRVANA. About PEARL JAMCorgan said, "I don't think they have the songs. I think you stack my songs up, [KurtCobain's songs up and that band's songs up, they don't have the songs. They're a great band. Look, they're still an arena act. They've been getting it done for a long time and I have to bow to that."

Corgan said he was friendly with PEARL JAM singer Eddie Vedder at one point, but they haven't been social in years, explaining, "I haven't been in a social frame with the guy in I don't know how long but I think a lot of people are transformed by fame… You can't blame him. He was on the cover of Time magazine, not me, and dealt with a level of fame that I never dealt with, so I can't say what that feels like."

Corgan also had some choice words for FOO FIGHTERS, saying, "Dave [Grohl] is a great musician, a great songwriter and has done the work. To me, my criticism of the FOO FIGHTERS, if I'm being a music critic is that they just haven't evolved and that's sort of the recent rap on them is, you know, making the same music… Listen, he's getting it done so it's like, if you want to be competitive, my philosophy against his, he's winning."

The PUMPKINS founder recently said that he and Kurt Cobain were the top two songwriters of their generation, and that everyone else was a "distant third."

A new SMASHING PUMPKINS album, "Monuments To An Elegy", arrived on Tuesday (December 9).


Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/billy-corgan-blasts-pearl-jam-foo-fighters/#FPrzDkIzmkSgbTv5.99
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