MUSIC NEWS FROM AROUND THE INTERWEB AND OTHER NEWS

Sorry, full of links. Peruse as you like.

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Rolling Stone magazine.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-31/brian-jones-murder-theorist-no-crackpot

People were against using steel strings? Too much time on their hands. Weren’t we supposed to have flying cars 14 years ago? Maybe focus on that for a while?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-31/artists-win-fight-over-steel-guitar-strings

Iron Maiden news.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-31/iron-maiden-bruce-dickinson-dogfight-video

Slash hails Tony Iommi.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-31/slash-hails-hero-iommi-ahead-of-city-pride-award

Facebook article
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sam-fiorella/the-insidiousness-of-face_b_4365645.html You’ve got my email, please use it to contact me? I’m not leaving facebook, just prefer using email for direct communication.

Third Ion news

Top 200 songs only 4 at a time. Yes, I still like “The Darkness” song. Remember the current/last guy to rock a unitard.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2014-07-31/four-songs-from-200-part-one#

Getzlaf makes his return to the Riders
http://www.discovermoosejaw.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37064%3Agetzlaf-on-track-to-return-for-riders&catid=85%3Asaskatchewan-roughriders&Itemid=771

Alice Cooper on the loss of Dick Wagner
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-31/alice-cooper-hails-late-friend-dick-wagner

Steel Panther’s short film.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-31/steel-panther-classic-rock-200th

Jordan Boesch’s project, 7shifts.com
http://7shifts.com/why-we-stopped-focusing-on-66-percent-of-our-customers/?utm_source=twitter

Led Zeppelin reunion push baffles Plant
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-31/led-zeppelin-reunion-robert-plant-baffled

VIP package for 2 for Linkin Park show.
http://www.ifonly.com/music/product/2880/meet-linkin-park-with-a-vip-concert-package-for-two

More “Third Ion” news/review. This could be the making of an awesome album!
http://www.theindieauthority.com/third-ion/

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

STATE OF THE UNION, MUSIC THEN ME

Thursday, July 31st 2014

The music industry sucks, you HAVE to tour you’re butt off to just keep your head above water if you’re in a group post 2012. Thank you Napster and now iTunes. Cheap or free music is great for the consumer, and absolutely terrible for the musician(s). Think about it this way. Everybody eats and pays for groceries, right? I would assume the farmer, baker, the store, etc. All get paid for their job? Why wouldn’t they? You’re groceries aren’t free, so why do movies and music have to be?
ITunes, the musician(s) make nothing, CDs in store’s have dropped in price, recently to roughly $15, just so the stores can compete with iTunes. Yes, I use iTunes, in a love/hate way. Cheap music for me and pennies for the artist. Do you go out for supper? Do you dine and dash? Probably not. So why do you pay for food and beverages when you go out? You realize the Chef/artist is being paid. I say let the musician(s) set the price for music on iTunes. Some have made their millions and will give their music away if possible, newer bands/artists will charge somewhere near the cap of $22. That’s not an outrageous price. Right behind me are 600 CDs. Each album costs me $25 or less. How do people make money now on their music now as a signed musician(s)? Buy playing every where and any where, and selling CDs at a show, or merchandise! ITunes is brutal but convenient. Nobody has to get up and venture to a store. That’s the only good thing about it. Yes, I’m saying iTunes needs to raise the prices on their site or allow the musicians to set the price under $22!.

Me, I’m good and constantly improving. If you had told me that at the age of 34 I’d be married and will attend an annual condo meeting, I’d laugh and ask “Why?”. But that’s what happened last night. I feel pretty bad about lashing out on facebook about the errors made during the construction of our suite. There’s how many other people that are having issues as well. I get it now after the meeting last night. I’m putting the glass down. My Mother shared a photo on facebook saying roughly the following “A professor walked into a class with a half glass of water. The professor asked “Is this glass heavy at the moment?” The class replied “No”. “Will it be heavier in 30 minutes or an hour?” The class said “Yes”.” Moral of the story, put the glass down before it gets heavy.

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS

Thursday, July 31th 2014

Slash remembers first show he played sober.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-30/slash-first-sober-gig-was-a-trip

CoS. Learn guitar on youtube!
http://consequenceofsound.net/aux-out/anyone-can-play-guitar-warren-lains-radiohead-tutelage/

Babies and work at the same time? How to find a balance.
http://coconutcalendar.com/2014/07/3-ways-manage-babies-business-2/

CoS/RIOB news and an interview.

Somber news RIP Dick Wagner…………….who? Guitar player for so many legendary acts
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-30/axe-icon-dick-wagner-dies-at-71

More Foo Fighters confirmation from Spin magazine.
http://www.spin.com/articles/foo-fighters-finish-eighth-album-butch-vig/?utm_source=spinfacebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=spinfacebook I’d be leary of using the word “Epic” with any band! Although it’s an 8 song album as well as their longest playing album.

The Traveling Wilburys. Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, and Bob……….Bob Dylan. As the story (or many different stories) goes that I heard, They all just happened to be in the same town at the same time and figured they should hangout and record an album. They only have 1 double album. The first CD is darn good to me, the 2nd CD, not so much. Here’s a few songs from the 1st CD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rzksozWBPY Original from 1988

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BukWT54Cv4U Headstones version I still prefer the original. Yes, That’s Hugh Dillon singing from the Canadian TV series “Flashpoint”

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

THE TRAGICALLY HIP

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Primus news http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-30/primus-bite-into-wonka-work

How much do I like Muse!!!!!!! http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-30/muse-are-gonna-get-heavy-vows-bellamy

Morrissey news http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/07/morrissey-wanted-to-hurt-webmaster-of-fan-site-new-lawsuit-alleges/

I have a negative opinion about Gene Simmons since his “reality” show. He’s a great father, but I find him to be excessively greedy.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-30/ace-lashes-out-at-kiss-duo

Foo Fighters album recorded and mixed, more progressive says Grohl!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/07/foo-fighters-new-album-is-officially-finished/

I really hope everything turns out for these guys http://www.thirdion.com/ Album is 75% done.
Sorry, facebook link. https://www.facebook.com/thirdion/posts/924723177541947?notif_t=notify_me

Funny 8 bit medley of “grunge” bands
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-30/nirvana-get-8-bit-makeover

Nirvana article http://www.spin.com/articles/chad-channing-possible-nirvana-reunion-drummer/?utm_source=spinfacebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=spinfacebook

The Tragically Hip, you can’t get anymore Canadian than them. I like them but I’m not a typical Canadian who’s considered to drool at just the uttering of their name. I own 4 CDs out of 13 albums. They got together in’83 and released their S/T album in ’87. I own 4 of the earlier albums.
“Up to Here” released in ’89 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OKHwnkaU5Y

“Fully Completely” released in ’92 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhpezwGtDEg

“Day for Night” released in ’95 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aL4WCiaGBI

“Trouble at the Hen House” released in ’96 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE2joQsWXJg

I bought “Fully Completely” first then went backwards and bought “Up to Here”. I don’t listen to these albums on a regular basis, probably 3-4 times a year.

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

TOOL

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

This is beyond FANTASTIC!!! http://www.themindawakened.com/2014/07/a-young-man-asks-homeless-man-to-borrow.html?m=1

JUST GET THE KIDS OUT OF THE ROOM NOW!!!!!!!!!

Lollapaloza line up/listening party from the Consequence of Sound/Rock It Out Blog.

Eve 6 news
http://radio.com/2014/07/29/single-again-eve-6-inside-out/#.U9ezooAf5Ms.twitter

Damon Albarn of Blur & The Gorillaz writes new song for the movie Lucy
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/07/it-was-too-hot-out-to-record-a-new-blur-album-so-damon-albarn-wrote-this-song-instead/

The first recording Tool made available to the public on CD. Released in ’92 “Opiate” 6 song EP. They have nothing available on iTunes.

This entire album is the only Tool album “Undertow” from ’93 that I just give Tool a pass on, I’m not a fan of this album. This was their first BIG hit though.

From the ’96 release “Aenima”. MULTIPLE F-BOMBS, COULD OFFEND ANYONE!!!

2000 release, limited edition with VHS “Salival” I had to download this for free after searching pawn shops in Saskatchewan and Alberta!

“Lateralus” album released 2001. First Tool album I bought!

“10,000 days” released in 2006. The only Tool song Kim enjoys, saw them in concert on this tour for the 1, 2, and 3 time.

Guitarist Adam Jones is/was a special effects artist. He over see’s ALL visual art, the live show as well. Their CD packaging is always very interesting!!! Hologram, 3D photos, Human Anatomy page by page and interesting drawings on the first 2 album “Opiate” and “Undertow”.

They haven’t released anything since 2006 due to a law suit involving a 2nd visual artist claiming the group stole some of his art. The band hopes to have this settled before the end of this year and are planing to get into the studio shortly after.

I went to Moose Jaw today 40 minutes west of Regina. Mom had ordered fruit from the fruit truck there, so Brewster and I went for a ride, and we had to stop at the Snow Hut for a black licorice milkshake, the first one I’ve had this year! There’s no point in going to Moose Jaw or Chamberlain without stopping at the Snow Hut or Twisted Sisters for a black licorice milkshake, for me anyways!

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

TONIC

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

SINDICA https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/4oli6?psid=508521e6d4dd43f789388a68bf20e077

“The Tea Party” new single, new album, Australia tour announced in with October dates. http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2014/07/28/the-tea-party-announce-new-album-and-aussie-tour/

Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails tour review in Chicago.
http://www.chicagomusicmagazine.com/reviews/nine-inch-nails-and-soundgarden-bring-long-awaited-co-headlining-tour-to-tinley-park/

18 signs you have an outgoing personality, but you’re shy and introverted. 3 & 4 fit me perfectly!
http://thoughtcatalog.com/brianna-wiest/2014/07/18-struggles-of-having-an-outgoing-personality-but-actually-being-shy-and-introverted/

Robert Plant fans or Led Zeppelin fans?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-29/robert-plant-asks-fans-to-make-video

Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” covered on harps?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-29/ozzy-osbourne-crazy-train-harp-cover-version

More Led Zeppelin news!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-29/led-zeppelin-detail-next-releases-in-reissue-programme

Good news The Alter Bridge X box set is to be shipped soon, made my day!

His voice somehow makes Slash tolerable! Slash is great at what he does. For me, will he ever venture out of his comfort zone?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybJHEgk2FBw I guess I just hyped the upcoming album from Slash? Don’t plan on purchasing anything by Slash though, it’s tolerable not buy able!

TONIC, from L.A. Took a 4 tear hiatus, started in ’93-2004, then 2008-present day. I have 3 of 6 full length iTunes albums.

Here’s 1 song from the 3 albums I own….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfg6-4mBs6Y ’96 release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z04VDnr5k4I ’99 release and on the “American Pie” sound track from ’99. I thought Timothy Wong saw “American Pie” in ’98 before we graduated? Yet http://www.imdb.com says ’99?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YW3hSaP88M 2002 release

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

WARS/COMPETITIONS

Monday, July 28th 2014

Morgan Freeman can narrate anything! Hahaha!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/07/watch-march-of-the-juggalos-a-new-documentary-narrated-by-morgan-freeman/

Halestorm hit a million likes on facebook and release new song!

Linkin Park performance!
http://www.mtv.com/shows/mtvu_fandom_awards/until-its-gone-live/1063106/video/#id=1729476

RIOB Spoon’s new album/single. I’ve never heard of them, until this year.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/07/stream-spoons-new-album-they-want-my-soul/

Black Label Society’s acoustic led single from 9th studio album.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-28/bls-call-in-higher-power-on-angel-of-mercy

“Ride The Lightning” reviewed by a classic rock page.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2014-07-28/in-praise-of-ride-the-lightning

RIOB news

Cute cat video!
http://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/baby-joe-joe-is-bathing-himself-for-the-first-time-and-apparently-theres-a-learning-curve-adorable/?utm_source=jg&utm_medium=fb&utm_term=20140727&utm_campaign=baby-joe-joe-is-bathing-himself-for-the-first-time-and-apparently-theres-a-learning-curve-adorable

Why is the majority of stuff on TV a competition show? “American Idol”, The X Factor”, The Sing Off”, “The Voice”, “America’s Got Talent”, “Master Chef”, “Hell’s Kitchen”, “Cupcake Wars”, The Amazing Race”, “Survivor”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Dancing with the Stars”, etc. All subjective shows and most of them have a panel of “judges” that pretty much say “Here’s the top however many we’ve picked. So out of this top 20 that we’ve deemed suitable, you can vote now as to who you prefer.” “Well I was rooting for #22 but now I can’t, or someone down the block who didn’t get to be on the show!”

Why not go back to whoever getting famous for their craft, that other people found out about it and liked it. Do we really need to be spoon fed by whoever wins what?

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook