NO BLOG

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?

Advertisements

MORE MUSIC NEWS

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
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/dave-grohl-kardashians-pot/

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.
http://www.nme.com/news/eminem/81290#Xr8MeQG3R4CKVGbH.99

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
http://www.nme.com/list/50-greatest-guitar-solos/255704?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bohemianrhapsody

Taylor Swift at the AMA
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-taylor-swift-debut-blank-space-live-at-amas-20141123

Aren’t “Band Aid” participants already sending the proceeds to a charity?
http://www.nme.com/news/lily-allen/81296#OI3u5o286gPLKBgI.99

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“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,
“Butthead” aka Christopher
Chris G. Fraser on facebook

MUSIC NEWS

Saturday, November 2 2014

Bill Cosby’s rape victims speak out. “He will go down as this generation’s most prolific serial rapist”
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/bill-cosby-rape-accusers-speak-out-the-publics-mind-will-be-blown-20141121

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?
http://www.nme.com/news/blink-182/81277?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blink182

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”.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-21/priest-blocked-rock-band-from-charity-show

OK, why not use Queens of the Stone Age’s song “Hanging Tree” from their 3rd album with Dave Grohl on drums?
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/hear-jennifer-lawrences-haunting-hunger-games-ballad-20141121

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?
WARNING NUDITY!!!!

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?
http://dailycurrant.com/2014/11/20/sarah-palin-send-immigrants-back-across-ocean-to-mexico/

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.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/metallica-wrap-up-late-late-show-residency-with-sad-but-true-20141122

Mark Tremonti in the studio last night tracking riffs & solos

Jimmy Fallon’s “Lip Sync Battle” get it’s own spin off.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jimmy-fallons-lip-sync-battle-gets-spinoff-tv-show-20141122

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“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,
“Butthead” aka Christopher
Chris G. Fraser on facebook

T’Grohl’IF

Friday, November 21st 2014

The Beta Machine as recommended by A Perfect Circle! Only singles so far!

Gifts for the music lover for Christmas
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/holiday-gift-guide-20141120

More Foo Fighters on Ellen
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-find-themselves-in-the-clear-ellen-20141120

Breaking Bad fans…Saul Goodman’s spin off series
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/better-call-saul-set-twonight-premiere-20141120

Foo Fighters have ugly Christmas sweaters in ther shop now.

Why was this guy arrested for playing guitar in the N.Y. subway?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/subway-musicians-arrested-20141120?page=2

Why is Led Zeppelin just now being sued in 2014 for a song that was written in the 1970s? It honestly just wen’t to court or is about to!
http://www.mandatory.com/2014/11/19/the-biggest-song-ripoffs-in-rock-history/

Last night Metallica “Enter Sandman” on Craig Ferguson
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/11/metallica-rip-through-enter-sandman-for-late-late-show-residency-watch/

I’m offline for the rest of the day. Tired & overheated!

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“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,
“Butthead” aka Christopher
Chris G. Fraser on facebook

ELLEN & FOO FIGHTERS!

Thursday, November 20th 2014

Kim & I watch the Ellen Degeneres show everyday. We were a bit behind and hadn’t watched any of this week so we watched all 3 episodes last night. Wednesday’s show had a Dave Grohl interview followed by a Foo Fighters performance!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/11/foo-fighters-rocked-your-moms-socks-off-with-ellen-performance-watch/
Here’s a link to the performance. The link above has the both the interview and performance.
http://www.ellentube.com/media/0_sh44j0sy

Pentatonix are blowing up on the internet & they deserve it!
http://www.ijreview.com/2014/11/204566-5-new-cappella-rendition-mary-know-pentatonix-incredible/

Foo Fighters on 60 minutes with Anderson Cooper
http://uproxx.com/tv/2014/10/you-must-all-watch-this-excellent-60-minutes-piece-on-dave-grohl-and-the-foo-fighters/

Radiohead is in the studio. Since the release of “Kid A”, album number 4, I’ve all but lost interest in them.

AC/DC doesn’t need to fire drummer Phil Rudd.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-20/ac-dc-don-t-have-to-fire-phil-rudd

Tremonti album seems to be near done. Looks like mixing & mastering to go!

Bruce Springsteen releases archives.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-19/springsteen-launches-archive-service

Jack White, that was so long ago wasn’t it?
http://www.nme.com/news/jack-white/81231

Baby Pantera drummer on Jimmy Kimmel
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-20/this-baby-is-better-at-drumming-to-pantera-than-you

Ozzy Osbourne interview/article
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/11/ozzy-osbourne-memories-of-a-madman/

Pentatonix really good!

Is headbanging dangerous?
http://consequenceofsound.net/aux-out/is-headbanging-dangerous/
REALLY?! Foo Fighters already know what they’re doing for the next album & when it will be released! AWESOME!
http://www.alternativenation.net/foo-fighters-reveal-will-release-next-album/

Number of times I’ve listened to “Foo Fighters : Sonic Highways”……………24! First song once it was released 41!

WARNING!!!

Some newspaper writer was terribly upset and wrote an article saying he “hates Dave Grohl” that’s fine don’t bother listening to his music then. The writer went on to say he “hated Nirvana” again that’s fine. He did go to see Foo Fighters in concert & has watched the HBO series and still holds a hatred towards Dave Grohl since the writer calls the HBO series a “commercial” for the album since the songs don’t sound any different than other FF stuff. Agreed, sort of. Did the writer really think they’d change their sound completely on this album? Listen a bit closer to the album. First of all not liking it is fine. Secondly, the lyrics are “…looking for a dime & found a quarter…” not “…looking for a nickle and found a quarter…”. Please do your research & as I’ve learned thus far don’t waste your energy being mad or worrying about something, live in the NOW. You can’t change the past but the choices you make will affect your future.

New Soundgarden song released!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/11/soundgarden-premiere-unreleased-track-kristi-listen/

Ozzy knows his voice is going. I saw him live shortly before I got sick & everything was tuned down from E standard to C standard for Ozzy’s voice, still a good show!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-20/ozzy-osbourne-i-won-t-hide-my-voice

I hope this doesn’t mean I’ll have to get an iPhone to listen to music?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-may-push-beats-music-to-iphones-20141120

Does this mean a new Fall Out Boy album is coming? Some of their stuff is quite catchy!

Metallica on Craig Ferguson last night
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/metallica-deliver-raucous-for-whom-the-bell-tolls-on-late-late-show-20141120

How long have The Simpsons been on TV? I’m 34 now, yet I remember having the soundtrack from the show, on cassette and doing an air band to it in grade 6.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-20/sammy-hagar-to-star-in-the-simpsons

Long article about the Wu-Tang Clan.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/how-the-wu-tang-clan-overcame-bad-blood-on-comeback-lp-a-better-tomorrow-20141120

10 cover songs that are “better” than the original
http://diffuser.fm/10-cover-songs-better-than-the-originals/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_217477

Any subscription for streaming music is not for me. I want to own music I like!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/11/new-app-offers-access-to-unlimited-concerts-for-25-a-month/

Trailer for Friday night’s Foo Fighters episode on HBO.

Yes, thermostat/radiator is on all of the time again since Monday. Too windy to leave the door open. I’m sweating while watching TV. BEST. WORKOUT. EVER!!!

Sorry, lots of Foo Fighters news. That seems to be the hot topic this week.

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“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,
“Butthead” aka Christopher
Chris G. Fraser on facebook

ROYAL BLOOD & FOO FIGHTERS………AWESOME!

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Not only are Foo Fighters coming to Canada, but they’re bringing Royal Blood with them!!!!! “Oh happy day”!!!!

A few of the benefits of being in a wheelchair is they ALWAYS have wheelchair seats available, I/Kim always get an AWESOME parking spot & if whoever is pushing can always clear a path for us to go through in a crowded area! Everybody thus far gets out of the way if they see a wheelchair coming!

This is why I’ve been thinking about Nickleback. NOT FOR KIDS!!!

I was listening to the Nickleback album preview on iTunes earlier. They’re getting better but not enough that I want to download the album for free or on iTunes. Now hearing it twice, I’m done, don’t need to hear it again.

Kiss is confirmed for Download festival.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-19/kiss-headline-download-festival-2015

Bono’s fine after a painful 5 hours of surgery on his arm.
http://www.nme.com/news/u2/81200

I swear “In Flames” is the happiest Swedish metal band ever!

Nicki Minaj calls “Anaconda” a joke & she was “just being dumb”. Well it worked, it got people talking about her. Any publicity is still publicity!
http://www.nme.com/news/nicki-minaj/81189

Courtney Love Cobain makes nice with Dave Grohl & wants to record with him? Weird? As the day has gone on this story is a hot & pretty much viral at this point. With every article they seem to have a stronger bond each time?
http://www.alternativenation.net/courtney-love-wants-to-record-with-dave-grohl/

Rush has no plans to retire in the near future
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-19/rush-chomping-at-the-bit-to-write

Metallica last night on Craig Ferguson
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-19/metallica-hit-the-lights-on-the-late-late-show

I would have to agree with this. Even if it wasn’t said by Dave Grohl.
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/81211

The Marley family creates own brand of marijuana. Who didn’t see this coming, other than the Marley family because of the fog?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/11/bob-marleys-family-launches-global-marijuana-brand/

Dave Grohl says “Pop music is so superficial right now”. A lot of it is & some of it’s not!
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/81214

Brad Wilk of “Rage Against The Machine” will tour with Smashing Pumpkins. I guess Tommy Lee didn’t fit in or is just the studio drummer?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-19/smashing-pumpkins-recruit-ratm-s-wilk

Guns n’ Roses biopic in the works.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/11/guns-n-roses-biopic-is-in-the-works/

New Slayer album “pretty much done” says Kerry King
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-19/slayer-album-is-pretty-much-done-says-king

Dave Grohl article in Rolling Stone magazine
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-passion-of-dave-grohl-inside-rolling-stones-new-issue-20141119

Geddy Lee in Rolling Stone interview
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/geddy-lee-goes-beneath-between-and-behind-baseballs-winter-meetings-20141119

Dave Grohl’s top 15 cameos
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/dave-grohls-guest-list-15-amazing-musical-cameos-20141119

Jim Carrey’s “best movies” via Rolling Stone reader poll.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/readers-poll-10-best-jim-carrey-movies-20141119/eternal-sunshine-of-the-spotless-mind-20141119

The mind behind the cover art of Foo Fighters “Sonic Highways”. No, it’s not Dave Grohl.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/foo-fighters-sonic-highways-cover-20141119

Typical North American tour “We’ll hit Montreal & Toronto! That will cover Canada?” NOPE, but thanks for playing!

Bret Micheals (Poison singer) does not have a death wish.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-19/poison-bret-michaels-i-don-t-have-death-wish

Not this “Poison” at least today’s younger generation won’t be subjected to this song? Wait, I just did it, oops, my bad!

This is what happens at band rehearsals! At some point everyone gets distracted.

Lots of news today, Rolling Stone magazine has it all, 18 snippets for you to read & check for further details if you like?
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-everything-index-burn-one-with-bob-marley-20141119

FYI – Tool’s facebook page just barfed out 30 photos! “I would do anything for (you), but I wont (report on) that”!

Bad idea by Foo Fighters. I live roughly 7.5 hours from the venue/box office where I’d be seeing FF live. They have 2 dates in Canada, so they’re not hitting every city in North America. Rock It Out Blog news. FOUL LANGUAGE!!! Faith No More’s new song is titled “Mother@#$%&%@”

Faith No More’s new song. WARNING!!!

I was terrified of death before I was sick but not anymore! No I don’t want to die! I’ve come to the conclusion that the only certain thing in life is that it will end, for everyone at some point. In other words, it’s going to happen why worry about it. When my time comes I will feel terrible for those who have to grieve my passing.

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“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,
“Butthead” aka Christopher
Chris G. Fraser on facebook

FOO FIGHTERS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR!!!!

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Muse is the 2nd headliner announced for the Download festival!

Bob Geldof says naughty words on news cast where they’re beeped out & who really cares? I didn’t even know “bullocks” was considered a bad word?
http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/81165#f5gceiKTQ2UjCuzf.99

Wouldn’t you usually expect some conTROversy when a band like Iron Maiden get’s a new singer?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-18/people-hated-me-in-maiden-bayley

Steve Albini (producer of Nirvana’s “In Utero”) calls Prince bad names.
http://www.nme.com/news/prince/81174/

Jimmy Fallon & The Roots fill U2’s spot on Monday nights Jimmy Fallon show playing “Desire” from U2’s “Rattle & Hum” album

Metallica kicks off week long residency on Craig Ferguson.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/11/metallica-kicks-off-late-late-show-residency-with-hit-the-lights-watch/

From Pentatonix Christmas album!!!

In Flames are really funny and no this is not a video of a performance or in the studio on a naked Wednesday.

Royal Blood postpone shows in Italy, Spain & Portugal due to illness.
http://royalbloodband.com/news/royal-blood-postpones-shows-in-italy-spain-po

The Hover board is now a real thing! Next………………….flying cars!
http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/watch-tony-hawk-ride-real-hoverboard

U2 to release a video collection “Films of Innocence”.
http://www.nme.com/news/u2/81183/

More Gene Simmons backlash from him saying “Rock is Dead”
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-17/taylor-tells-gene-to-get-out-more

Who cares anymore? Not one musician makes more than $1.00 on an album sale, iTunes or at a CD store.
http://www.nme.com/news/taylor-swift/81191?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=taylorswift

I thought Foo Fighters would have announced the North American tour dates by now (1:18 pm)? Still nothing?

A new album from Lamb of God could be FANTASTIC!
http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/11/18/lamb-god-something/

The story on NME about Royal Blood canceling shows.
http://www.nme.com/news/royal-blood/81194?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=royalblood

I don’t hate Nickleback. I don’t like their music & I avoid it whenever possible. I don’t know them personally, so I can’t tell you what they’re like in person. I don’t think they’re terrible musicians. They’re predictable song writers musically, as am I. Again I don’t have to like any particular group, just acknowledge that they exist & people enjoy the music.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/8-reasons-you-should-stop-hating-nickelback-1.2103602

Pretty HILARIOUS video shared in the article above. NOT FOR KIDS!!!

New Soundgarden album ready for pre – order
http://mashable.com/2014/11/18/soundgarden-echo-of-miles-puzzle/

Hulk Hogan wanted to try out for bass in Metallica?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-18/hulk-hogan-wanted-metallica-gig

Foo Fighters tour dates

Rock It Out Blog review Foo Fighters “Sonic Highways” album. Of course I agree with Sami! I’m loving 7 out 8 songs on it and the song I’m not big on is growing on me. So me, A++++++++++! Because I’m biased!

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“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
Chris G. Fraser on facebook