Sunday, November 30th 2014

When I was in elementary school, I think there was one announcement of a guy in a white van offering candy to kids? Long time ago, can’t really remember. In high school I don’t remember hearing any news. The Columbine shooting happened in April of 1999, just after I graduated in June of 1998. Now bomb threats, abductions, shootings, etc. Seems to be an everyday occurrence, why? Is more stuff happening or is the news just reporting more about the incidents’? Seems as though all I hear about on the news is a body found here, a shooting here killing & injuring multiple people, bomb threat here, etc. What happened? I could ride my bicycle to & from elementary school and not worry about these things happening. What’s changed? When did the world go crazy and start killing people because of a certain sexuality, religion, gender, race, etc.?

Dave Grohl shared demo tape with Kurt Cobain

Pentatonix photo! 2 Christmas albums out!

Rebellion beer photo. I can’t wait to taste some!!!!

Jordan Boesch’s “hero”

Shelterbox, help out if you can!

Paramore (Deluxe Edition) to include this

20 best Foo Fighters songs according to Kerrang magazine.

Kerrang’s Hobbit characters & their look-a-like rock stars

Police officer is all but forced to retire.
Remember there’s always 2 sides to every story. He had to quit because he was doing his job? The eye witness’ were useless! Changed their story after the autopsy!

Help out the RCMP!

More bad news for Scott Stapp of Creed

Acoustic version of FF “Something from Nothing”

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Saturday, November 29th 2014

Scott Stapp of Creed, now in psych hold by Police.

2 more videos from Scott Stapp. I hope he gets help soon!

More bad news from Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. His mother-in-law’s body found after missing for 2 months.

A trade I don’t agree with at all. I’m not the GM though, & this wasn’t really a surprise, only a possibility.
https://www.facebook.com/BlueJays/photos/np.282890679.677491270/10152613263558772/?type=1&notif_t=notify_me I told Kim & she replied with “I’m not watching this year. You’ve just ruined my day!” This means I can watch the Blue Jay games in my undies & silence. This guy had better be amazing!

Finger Eleven is done recording their new album in Nashville. I wonder if it will sound like a “Finger Eleven” album?


Courtesy of Dave Dean. What Black Friday looked like in 1996.

Classic Rock’s tracks of the week.

The year isn’t over yet but here’s NME’s Top 50 albums of 2014. Fall Out Boy’s new album will be released in January & Smashing Pumpkins will release an album December 9th, Lamb of God I haven’t heard much about?

More Scott Stapp news. Now a 60 day psych hold.

Jimmy Page says Royal Blood have taken rock n’ roll up a few notches

It was going to happen. AC/DC drummer’s weird day in court on drug charges.

“Death Cab for Cutie” frontman talks about all things Sonic Highways related, Kurt Cobain & Grunge.

“Don’t let me Down” by a tiny kiddo and father

REALLY?? Already?

New Soungarden album means a Kim Thayil interview with Guitar World aka GW, not Great Western in this case.

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Friday, November 28th 2014

Calling this “Black Friday” could lead to someone calling it racist? Somebody is calling the Washington Redskins as having a racist name. Why now? Chicago Black Hawks, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Ottawa Red Blacks, etc.! Why now all of a sudden? It was fine until this year. Other than Ottawa, these teams have had these names for decades, & now it’s offensive?!

Flashback Dolly Parton & Willie Nelson bring Hair & Harmony to Johnny Cash show.

David Bowie release video for an unreleased song “Sue”

Metallica fans! 12 reasons James Hetfield rocks.

Who is Enter Shikari? A mash up of Metallica & Shakira? Nope, the name just sounds like it.

As recommended by Pentatonix

Jimmy Page announces book signing……………in London next week.

It was Myles Kennedy’s birthday on Thursday!

Would Dave Grohl have made it without Nirvana? I personally don’t think they would have attained this height of success. They would be successful though.

How Foo are you? I’m in the pit! I know my Foo Fighters trivia!

I’m not a fan of AC/DC’s music but this is not good news to hear.

I’ve never really been a fan of Courtney Love Cobain, because she was constantly bashing Dave Grohl publically until the Nirvana induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This collaboration is pretty good though & she did something on the last “Fall Out Boy” album.

Jlaw entering the music charts in the UK for the song in “The Hunger Games: Mokingjay Part 1”

Pearl Jam & Soundgarden fans it’s Matt Cameron’s (drummer) birthday today!

New Duo if you like. The Pearl Harts.

Noel Gallagher pokes fun at Russell Brand

Written interview with Slash. UK tour, Bono, & how to put on a rock show.

Muse new song for download!

“Black Friday” could be an issue? I won’t be doing these things!

How could you not like “Heart” covering “Led Zeppelin” Stairway To Heaven

So we get this from Scott Stapp, then the 2nd video?

His wife states reasons in divorce papers “crystal meth & other drugs & he’s had a suicide attempt” Paraphrasing Mark Tremonti (guitar for Alter Bridge, Creed & solo project) has tried to reach out to the Creed singer, with no response.

Didn’t read it, the title turned me off instantly.

Star Wars episode 7 trailer

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Thursday, November 26th 2014

I expect today & tomorrow to be very slow music news days. Since today is American Thanksgiving day?

Soundgarden released a 3 CD album on Monday & as I listen to it more, the 2nd album of mostly cover songs I quite enjoy. I like to know who was inspired to make music by a previous musician?

Does this really mean Lamb of God is working on another album for 2015?

Tremonti, Muse, Stone Sour, Halestorm & Tool all but confirmed to be in the studio with a 2015 release & possibly Lamb of God & Queens of the Stone Age (who stated they would be in the studio this fall much earlier this year). Gene Simmons says “Rock is dead” though……….& he knows everything about everything. He can be a decent person but on the reality show that’s not how he was port raid to the public! If there’s money in some opportunity he’s in!

If all of these albums are released next year, it will be a great year for me! I’m still listening to Queens of the Stone Age’s 2013 album (…Like Clockwork) as well as Foo Fighters “Sonic Highways” , Ed Sheeran, Linkin Park, Big Wreck, Trivium, etc. Whatever I can cram in, in 24 hours!

There are still 3 albums to come out this year that I’m waiting to hear. Can’t remember 1 of them at the moment. The Smashing Pumpkins on December 9th & Fall Out Boy set for preorder on December 15th I don’t plan on preordering these 2 albums, I want to make sure I like 80% of each album. I really don’t buy a song here & there, I prefer to have the entire album.

Does anyone other than me miss holding a CD in their hand? CDs take up physical space, that I don’t have. So digital music is fine, even better in my case living in a condo. I still buy the odd one though. Blu-rays & DVDs I still purchase since we don’t have the highest internet speed. We’ve bought some movies from iTunes yet they freeze up? It takes 3 hours to watch a 2 hour movie on iTunes, bought or rented?

Heart playing “Stairway to Heaven” at Led Zeppelin’s Hall of Fame induction, and then they were sued for this song?

A typical Canadian tour I can’t go to! I’d have to fly or spend a minimum of 2 days in a vehicle to see this.

A more in depth look at Scott Stapp’s (Creed singer) life since October. He slipped off the path to sobriety.

Why is this still a topic of interest? People need to get over the FREE album U2 released!
http://www.nme.com/news/u2/81379 Would it be better if they just kept making albums that sound like “The Joshua Tree” & sent it out for free? You can’t please everyone all of the time.

Wu-Tang Clan reunite on Letterman after 21 years. I don’t know much, if anything about rap/hip hop?

Jimi Hendrix would have turned 72 this year.

25 best albums of 2013 according to Kerrang Magazine.

Nirvana’s induction to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour got it right! No such thing as a guilty pleasure!

Everybody’s favourite band at the moment, U2!

Why am I not surprised that some musicians want to be paid for making music?

Kerrang’s reader poll if you’d like to vote for it?

Tom Petty on his time with the “Traveling Wilburys”

I still listen to the album “Sonic Highways” by Foo Fighters once or twice a day & Live’s 2014 album “The Turn” fairly often.

This is life in Canada. A lot like Buffalo is at the moment. It only lasts about 5 months or more!

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Wednesday, November 26th 2014

Pearl Jam’s “Ten” on Masterpiece Reviews by the Rock It Out Blog on Tuesday. I love this album!

Why don’t I have a cell phone or mobile device at all?!

Why Foo Fighters ticket experiment didn’t work. I’m 7.5 hours away from the venue. If I wasn’t in a wheelchair, I wouldn’t get a decent ticket, if any ticket at all. Wheelchair seating at any concert I’ve been to since my cancer in 2008 have never sold out, thankfully. I mostly agree with this article as much as I hate technology, I’d rather be assured the same chance of getting a ticket as everyone else. I wouldn’t wait outside the box office for 2 days, I’d stay at home & have someone with a proper speaking voice order my ticket…….over the phone, not texting, emailing, tweeting, using facebook or emailing, but actually talking to someone, your cell phone has the ability to be used as a PHONE! Shocking, I know! Then I’d rest easy knowing I have that ticket already.

I pre-ordered the latest Soundgarden album and was slightly disappointed with it. That being said I haven’t sat down & had a decent listen to it. When I did listen to it, it was more of a type of background music (which I don’t really like doing to music). If I’m on a long vehicle trip, that’s when I pay REALLY good attention to what I’m listening to, since I don’t drive

Phil Rudd of AC/DC in court.

I can’t get into St. Vincent, especially for best album by NME.

Didn’t even know Rihanna was still around. Maybe she’ll release an album 9 years after her previous album? Then everyone will know what Tool fans feel?

More of Phil Rudd acting crazy in court in New Zealand

NOOOOOOO! That’s half of Megadeth that have quit the band. I just recently got the entire Megadeth collection & have yet to hear a song I don’t like.

That’s a great way to praise the people who made you famous…….NOT! WARNING!!!

There will always be cynics weighing in on anything.

Why should Bono apologize for the free album? Apple had an app out the next day to delete it? This was how long ago? Is anybody going to worry about this in 20 years?

“F U it’s a free album” Everyone wants free music? So you got what you wanted?

Meghan Trainor sings Thanksgiving songs on Jimmy Kimmel.

Here’s the article posted by BDCwire.com about “Why I can’t stand Dave Grohl”. Not everyone will have the same music?! This really bothered the younger Foo Fighters fans. I think Foo Fighter fans should be thanking the author for the publicity!

“Creed” singer Scott Stapp going through a rough time at the moment.

Does anybody in Radiohead know anything about playing in tune or have any sense of rhythm anymore?

Here’s the top 50 songs STREAMING, so it won’t cost you anything!!!! As compiled by Rolling Stone.

Foo Fighters playing at Slane Castle in May of 2015.

They’re playing 2 Canadian dates in August 2015. Edmonton & Calgary. Both are in Alberta! If I lived any further East, I would seriously consider not going. The audience will comprise of Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan and MAYBE Manitoba fans. I’d be surprised if anybody from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador, the Maritimes or the Territories would even consider attending? Really 2 dates in Canada, the largest country on the map (not residency)! I expected a better Canadian tour, yet it’s worse! If I lived in any eastern province I wouldn’t go to this show. Why are live concerts not free? They aren’t going to play every single song from every single album like on iTunes, CDs or whatever you’re using for free music! I guess I’m stupid because I want to pay/own my music. ITunes is very convenient, but the pricing is TOO CHEAP! Yes, you heard me right, free music is terrible and I hope every free downloading & streaming site get’s shut down & iTunes adjust the price on what the musician wants for their music under $20.00! I’m all for trading, lending & copying music. It was legal with cassettes & CDs, so I assume there’s no law about that type of thing being illegal? Yes, I’ll beat this subject until there is a change!

Bruce Springsteen tribute concert, with BIG name artists preforming!

Choose your own “Coldplay” adventure?

The Top 10 Leonard Cohen songs. Reader Poll by Rolling Stone magazine

I’ll take this cover of his number 1 song over the original.

I would never associate myself with Rammstein.

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Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Rock It Out Blog news from Monday. For the topic of the discussion, award shows seem quite irrelevant to me. I’m not about to rush out & buy an album because it won best whatever on an awards show? Music is very subjective, not everyone is going to like the same music. Sure I watch award shows, doesn’t mean I take them seriously! They’re a talent contest for what’s popular at the moment.

Even shows like American Idol, The Voice, The X Factor, The Sing-Off & America’s Got Talent, & Dancing with the Stars, etc. Are just talent contests, judged by whoever needs the money.

Is he putting or pooping or both?

Monty Python song a favourite for funerals.

Looks as though In Flames might be releasing North American dates soon?

Stream the new AC/DC album.

Lizzy Hale interview/article

All of that swearing landed Foo Fighters at number 1.

Dave Grohl describes him self as a nerd, not a musicologist!

Review of the new AC/DC album by Classic rock.

Jack White covers Raconteurs band mate

Gotham recap

Dirty word game on Jimmy Kimmel between Aniston & Kudrow aka Rachel & Phoebe

Prince is among the musicians who should make his music free. He’s been around since I don’t know when? I don’t remember a life where Prince didn’t exist.

Paramore video from Deluxe Edition of the 4th self titled album

These are all people who should give their music away for free. They don’t need money since they tour quite a bit. That’s why I say iTunes should let the artist choose the price. Those who need money will say $20.00 and those who don’t need the cash will hopefully say $0.00

Kurt Cobain documentary on HBO in 2015.

Joni Mitchell pulled the plug on bio pic because of the Taylor Swift involvement


More on the Kurt Cobain bio pic.

Paramore news

Jurassic World trailer

Metallica to headline Reading & Leeds festivals.

Francis Bean Cobain producing Kurt Cobain bio pic.

Pentatonix Christmas album promo!

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Monday, November 24th 2014

New video AC/DC fans

Band Aid 30

Katy Perry will be preforming the half time show at the Super Bowl.

American Music Awards news.

New releases today. I preorder the Soundgarden album, haven’t listened to it yet!

Funny Tenacious D reuniting video. Too bad “Rise of the Fenix” wasn’t very good.

I don’t think I’m Beyoncé’ demographic?

System of a Down announce dates in Europe for 2015. That’s great, I think the fans would all like a new album? Last album, the double album, was released in 2005. Who do they think they are, Tool?

More AC/DC news. Never really got into AC/DC other than the songs “Thunderstruck” and “Back in Black”

“The 17 times Dave Grohl has been totally right about everything” the free music thing, I totally disagree. If you’re rich & able to maintain your lifestyle sure give away your music. If not Take it off whatever streaming site, torrent site, or iTunes? CD prices, there’s not much you can do about those, & don’t expect your favourite band to play every song on every album at a concert unless they only have one album out. A tour is just as much an advertisement for the album as are singles and videos.

These guys sound pretty good. I’ll have to check them out on iTunes later.

Adam Sandler’s “Holiday Classic”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

From Friday nights HBO series

I guess Eminem is still relevant?

Smashing Pumpkins release is December 9th & Fall Out Boy preorders begin December 15th

I think I’ll wait until I can preview the albums.

Bob Dylan plays show for one superfan!

10 things Rolling Stone Magazine learned about Dave Grohl

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) to preform at Nobel Peace event.

Third Ion – Capital Spill review

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Monday, November 24th 2014

HAPPY 36TH ANNIVERSARY TO GEORGE & BARB FRASER aka Mom & Dad! I hope you both have a fantastic day!

So, other than that I’m feeling a little under the weather today, so no blog. Email & face book though.

Too bad this song wasn’t written in the ’70s Dad?


Sunday, November 23rd 2014

Pearl Jam’s album “Vitalogy” was released 20 years ago today! My favourite lyric is “…as he opens the door, she rolls over, pretends to sleep as he looks her over…” Dark lyrics from a dark song.

I thought this was good for a larf! Dave Grohl recently started smoking marijuana, but stopped because of the Kardashiens

More videos of In Flames goofing around! I’ve never seen a Swedish “death metal” band so incredibly happy.

Eminem releases a free 66 song “Shady’s Classic” mixtape.

Noel Gallagher (Oasis) doesn’t really even consider Oasis reforming http://www.nme.com/news/oasis/81291

Halestorm interview!

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released today in 1975

Taylor Swift at the AMA

Aren’t “Band Aid” participants already sending the proceeds to a charity?

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Saturday, November 2 2014

Bill Cosby’s rape victims speak out. “He will go down as this generation’s most prolific serial rapist”

Tom Delong of “Blink 182” does not like the idea of streaming music for free. I like the odd Blink 182 song but if I were to purchase any or get it for free, there’d be no way for me to support them. I don’t believe they come to Canada often anymore. I’m not about to get in a vehicle for 13 hours to see a band that I’m not a die hard fan of?

I guess “Lamb of God” went through kind of the same thing. Their 1st album which I don’t like or own was Self/Titled and they went by the name “Burn the Priest” & weren’t allowed to preform in a church, so they changed their name to “Lamb of God”.

OK, why not use Queens of the Stone Age’s song “Hanging Tree” from their 3rd album with Dave Grohl on drums?

Somebody on a Foo Fighters fan page just asked if anybody has heard of Alter Bridge? 10 years, 4 studio albums & a 10 year anniversary box set, and nobody has heard of them?

The singer, Myles Kennedy, sings with Slash. But a TON of people have no clue who they are?

This is the first album involving Slash I bought & enjoy.

This is just funny. Sarah Palin says “We should put the illegal immigrants from Mexico on a boat and send them over sea back to their own country”! Please tell me this is a joke?

In Flames horsing around! Pun intended!

Tracking for the new Finger Eleven is done! It had better not sound like the 4th album? The fifth was a step up for me but not a big step.

46 years ago today The Beatles released The White album! I remember going to an Our Lady Peace concert on tour for their 2nd album and I believe they covered this song? I think I went with 2 friends, Timothy Wong & Jonny Amore?

Metallica wrap up their week on Craig Ferguson.

Mark Tremonti in the studio last night tracking riffs & solos

Jimmy Fallon’s “Lip Sync Battle” get it’s own spin off.

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