NORTH KOREA

Monday, December 29th 2014

I think the entire world just lost WWIII to North Korea? They had a limited release of a movie (The Interview) with Seth Rogen & James Franco, a comedy, where they’re asked to assassinate Kim Jonq Un/IL They’ve now said the movie (Team America : World Police) could also be offensive. OK, but that was released in 2004. If anyone in North Korea wanted to see it, they would have by now?!

Let me get this straight. The world can make fun of Ariana Grande, Kanye West, The Kardashiens, Bieber, etc. But not North Korea? It might offend someone with nuclear weapons? Are we, free countrys, no longer allowed to poke fun at anyone? You want a joke that isn’t offensive to anyone? “A person go’s into a place” and that’s it, joke over, wasn’t that hilarious! A joke that didn’t offend anyone!

If Ariana Grande, Kanye West, The Kardashiens, Justin Bieber, etc. have nuclear weapons we wouldn’t be allowed to make fun of them, because it might be offensive to them? Congratulations everyone we now live partially under the rules of North Korea!!!!

More on the story that won’t go away.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/north-korea-blames-united-states-the-interview-internet-outages-20141227

Scottish police humour. Yes, I’m Scottish.

Tremonti II teaser

Metallica’s upcoming release according to producer Bob Rock…
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-26/bob-rock-predicts-metallica-album-will-be-landmark

Teenage Time Killer reveal album title and members of the super group. Dave Grohl, Pat Smear. Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Neil Fallon (Clutch), Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), etc.
http://loudwire.com/teenage-time-killers-album-title-full-list-contributors/

The documentary “Some Kind of Monster” saved Metallica according to Lars Ulrich.
http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-some-kind-of-monster-prevented-band-collapse/

2 more tracks to be mixed for Tremonti II

No Pantera “reunion” planned. Thank goodness! It wouldn’t be the same without Dimebag.
http://loudwire.com/zakk-wylde-potential-pantera-reunion-phone-call-away/

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

P.S. Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas or whatever you celebrated over the holidays! Happy New Year as well! I’ll blog consistently on January 5th

2015

Thursday, December 18th 2014

Looks like a very promising year music wise. Muse, Tremonti, Fall Out Boy (which is looking just OK), Tool, maybe Queens of the Stone Age, Into Eternity, Third Ion, Megadeth & more that I can’t remember at the moment….

Muse in the studio
http://www.nme.com/news/muse/81795?utm_campaign=nmedailyfri17dec-17-12-2014&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Songs from their previous albums, singles or on upcoming albums!

Maybe…

I know Third Ion, Fall Out Boy, Muse, Tremonti, & Tool are all but guaranteed. Into Eternity has their album ready to go. Megadeth & Queens of the Stone Age are just speculations?

Still not enough to win the talent contest. Oh well, we likely won’t hear from any of them anytime soon.

Rock It Out Blog top 20 albums of 2014 (15-11)

Anthrax are in the Bourbon buisness?
http://loudwire.com/anthrax-own-brand-bourbon/

Dimebag Darrell’s (Pantera guitarist) father tells life story of his sons in Pantera.
http://loudwire.com/dimebag-darrell-vinnie-paul-father-jerry-abbott-autobiography/

Must be difficult dealing with North Korea? Wouldn’t this be considered as cyber terrorism?
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/u-s-says-north-korea-was-centrally-involved-in-sony-hack-20141217

The Sing-Off is back on air! Pentatonix & Home Free fans!

This is the kind of music I sang in high school, and I miss it.

Shelterbox!

Remember the song “Peaches” by Presidents of the United States of America way back when? Here it is by 2 guys playing it on actual peaches!
http://diffuser.fm/peaches-cover-grocery-store/?fblw

You think you know “System of a Down”? This is everywhere, I would enjoy a new album instead of knowing these minor facts.
http://loudwire.com/you-think-you-know-system-of-a-down/?fb02

10 biggest rock/metal stories of 2014
http://loudwire.com/10-biggest-rock-metal-stories-2014/#photogallery-1=11

Sony Pictures shelves film for good (because of North Korea)
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/sony-pictures-no-release-plans-the-interview-20141218

99 photos from the 21st century
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/16/best-photos-canada-21st-century-so-far_n_5954058.html

Sir Paul McCartney interview on Jimmy Fallon.
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/paul-mccartney-reveals-favorite-ringo-starr-songs-20141218

Rebellion beer in Regina!!!
http://www.leaderpost.com/life/Liquor+regulations+hold+back+craft+brewers+Video/10661213/story.html

MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!

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

IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME

Wednesday, December 17th 2014

TOMORROW WILL LIKELY BE THE LAST POST UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS!! HOLIDAYS, FAMILY & FRIENDS TRUMP ALL!! I’LL BE CHECKING EVERYTHING JUST NOT BLOGGING!

I don’t mind it, but why would anyone mess with a Peter Gabriel classic?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-16/peter-gabriel-sledgehammer-prog-metal-cover-ad-astra

Didn’t even care/know they were still around?
http://loudwire.com/papa-roach-new-song-broken-as-me/

Tremonti 2 is done recording!

Sure, I could take the roll of Paul Stanley or Gene Simmons if needed.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-17/no-kiss-for-singer-if-stanley-and-simmons-are-gone

Top 50 albums of the year by Kerrang magazine
http://www.kerrang.com/26297/top-50-rock-metal-punk-albums-2014/

Pretty simple, if you don’t like it, don’t watch it. See that was harmless.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2014-12-17/blog-why-the-x-factor-xmas-must-be-challenged

Pretty cool. I liked him in Breaking Bad!
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/aaron-paul-luke-skywalker-empire-strikes-back-live-read-20141217

REALLY??? Now were canceling movie premiers because it might start an attack or war? GET OVER IT PEOPLE, IT’S A MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/sony-cancels-interview-new-york-premiere-amid-terror-threats-20141217

Krist Novoselic (Nirvana Bassist) still has dreams about Kurt Cobain. I would too if I had lost a close friend!
http://loudwire.com/nirvana-krist-novoselic-dreams-about-kurt-cobain/

Regina’s Third Ion sign to Glasstone Records!!! A winter/spring 2015 release to be announced soon!!
http://bravewords.com/news/third-ion-sign-to-glasstone-records-reveal-13-8bit-artwork

Lars Ulrich in upcoming movie “Radio Dreams”
http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-radio-dreams/

15 Great albums from 2014 you didn’t hear according to Rolling Stone
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/15-great-albums-you-didnt-hear-in-2014-20141217/youth-code-a-place-to-stand-ep-20141216

This movie is getting a TON of press. Either it’s terrible or North America doesn’t want to start a war? Why does EVERYBODY have to ‘walk on egg shells’ now? Did everyone get super soft? Suck it up world & move forward!
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/seth-rogen-interview-north-korea-controversy-cover-story-20141217

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

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB

Tuesday, December 16th 2014

20 best rock albums of 2014 by Loudwire.com
http://loudwire.com/best-rock-albums-2014/

Chris Cornell to “replace” Layne Staley in Mad Season reunion. Duff McKagon (Guns n’ Roses/Velvet Revolver) included as well.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/chris-cornell-to-front-mad-season-reunion/
More info on the show. http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-front-mad-season-with-seattle-symphony/

Fall Out Boy 2 tracks & 1 video for album to be released on January 20th

At this point I don’t think anything new from Metallica will please their fans?
http://loudwire.com/metallica-night-san-jose-sharks/

Stevie Wonder is FANTASTIC! I love “Songs in the Key of Life”!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stevie-wonder-tribute-to-air-week-after-grammys-20141215

Are “System of a Down” making a comeback? Tour dates, mostly over sea. I would love a new album from them!
http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-u-s-date-wake-up-the-souls-tour/

Really? Green Day in the rock n’ roll hall of fame? I like Green Day up to & including “Nimrod”. I’m surprised to see them on the ballot though.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/green-day-lou-reed-joan-jett-ringo-starr-lead-2015-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-20141216

I’m waiting for a Tremonti album.

Career saving advice from Ozzy to Max Cavalera
http://loudwire.com/max-cavalera-ozzy-osbourne-career-saving-advice-departure-sepultura/

Joan Jett article on Hall of Fame induction
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/joan-jett-hall-of-fame-induction-20141216

Billy Corgan on making of recent “Smashing Pumpkins” album
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2014-12-11/smashing-pumpkins-the-making-of-monuments-to-an-elegy

Anthrax teaser for next studio album.
http://loudwire.com/anthrax-tease-recording-new-studio-album/

No more medical marijuana in the budget.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/congress-ends-medical-marijuana-prohibition-spending-bill-provision-20141216

Barenaked Ladies “Beards & Bass”

I don’t know who chose the R n’ R Hall of Fame inductions but Green Day seemed like an odd choice to me? http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/billie-joe-armstrong-green-day-hall-of-fame-induction-20141216

I think if Metallica wanted to garner attention they’d maybe do so with an American original 6 team, like The Boston Bruins or The Chicago Blackhawks?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-16/metallica-ready-to-hit-the-ice

The awards, inductions, talent shows, etc. Are all just popularity contest to me. I don’t really care who goes where or when.
http://loudwire.com/nine-inch-nails-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-fan-voting/

The one thing Gene Simmons doesn’t want the release of, so he can’t make money from it?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-16/kiss-krew-book-promises-to-tell-all

Jimmy Page’s plan. If it’s a Led Zeppelin tour, he’ll have to get Robert Plant on board.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-16/jimmy-page-a-new-chapter

Tremonti 2 is very close to being finished. Mixing has started and 3 songs left to track rhythm guitar on! Tremonti project 1st album.

I can’t believe it took this long for the music to be available?
http://www.brucedennill.co.za/bracing-for-big-wreck-or-thornley-issues-discussed/

Imagine a world with no police? NO! I have a lot of respect for them and what they do!
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/policing-is-a-dirty-job-but-nobodys-gotta-do-it-6-ideas-for-a-cop-free-world-20141216

Stone Sour posted this video

Rock It Out Blog countdown the Consequence of Sound’s Top 20 albums of 2014. 20-16 today.

Not really Apple. You’ve released the iPod that so many owners like and now you’ve taken it away & also stopped new musicians from getting paid for their albums.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-wins-ipod-music-antitrust-suit-20141216

Oh, sweet Muse!

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

It’s that time of year!

AFTER TODAY, NO SCOTT STAPP UNTIL HE’S HEALTHY!

Monday, December 15th 2014

David Gilmoure plays Pink Floyd’s “Wish you were here”
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/david-gilmour-performs-pink-floyds-wish-you-were-here-during-first-live-appearance-in-four-years/

This is a creepy song that I’ve liked for decades. Don’t know why? Kim’s OK though, I wouldn’t push her around. She’ll likely hit me with a brick while I’m sleeping. She’s threatened to many times before or a pillow over my face. I guess I snore?

Somebody help this guy!!!
http://loudwire.com/scott-stapp-denies-allegations-secret-service-investigates/

Top 10 hard rock brawls
http://loudwire.com/top-10-hard-rock-smackdowns-watch/?fb011

Christmas dancing on stage can be funny, in a good way!

10 best rock videos of 2014 by Loudwire.com
http://loudwire.com/10-best-rock-videos-of-2014/?fb01

I think it’s time Canada gets on board with the music festivals

Single from the January 15th release of the new “Fall Out Boy” album.

Billy Corgan keeps himself in the public eye? He was quiet last year? OHH, that’s right he has an album to promote now. I like the Smashing Pumpkins, but really!
http://diffuser.fm/billy-corgan-the-alex-jones-show-interview-2014/?fblw

Devin Townsend Project release lyric video.
http://www.kerrang.com/26210/devin-townsend-unveils-march-poozers-lyric-video/

I want to go to the Download festival, but it’s not in Canada?! Mostly just for Muse who are on my bucket list!
http://www.kerrang.com/25916/20-songs-cant-wait-hear-download-2015/

System of a Down play first show at KROQ’s “Almost Acoustic Christmas”
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/system-of-a-down-perform-first-concert-of-2014-at-almost-acoustic-christmas-watch/

I think anyone associated with Phil Rudd would distance themselves from him?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-14/phil-rudd-associate-denies-hitman-role

Paramore shared this on their facebook page.

I’m gonna stop reporting about Scott Stapp until he gets better.
http://loudwire.com/audio-tapes-scott-stapp-bizarre-troubling-phone-calls/

Your tall, thin, ginger bass player at work. Barenaked Ladies.

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge/Slash singer) article/interview.
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/interview-myles-kennedy-of-alter-bridge/11313410

20 best R & B albums of the year via Rolling Stone
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-best-r-b-albums-of-2014-20141215

Didn’t even know Kelis was still a working artist after this song?

20 best metal albums of 2014 by Loudwire.com! I know of 3 groups on this list, Opeth’s album wasn’t really a metal album. It was light, melodic music with no distortion on the guitars, if I remember correctly?
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-2014/

Rock It Out Blog. Top 5 rock albums

RCMP warning snow mobilers of booby traps. Haha! I said “booby”
http://www.newstalk1010.com/news/2014/03/04/rcmp-warning-snowmobilers-of-booby-traps

The hospital is in a terrible neighborhood, actually both are in bad areas of town. Unfortunately they don’t get to pick the locations of the hospitals.
http://globalnews.ca/news/1722623/nurse-attacked-while-leaving-regina-general-hospital/

Merry Christmas!

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

VINYL IS MAKING A COMEBACK, WHY?

Sunday, December 14th 2014

Llamas are funny!

Classic Rock’s tracks of the week.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2014-12-12/classic-rock-s-tracks-of-the-week-6

Where is this festival? I have no intention of going. Are “The Black Keys” considered “rock” music now?
http://loudwire.com/the-black-keys-2015-mountain-jam-festival/

I’ll take “Indigo Joseph” over The Black Keys” any day. WARNING!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrmy_Yjc4Ik This is that song that was everywhere!

10 best prog drummers today by Opeth. Lot’s of groups I’ve never heard of. Anyone’s list would be different. Danny Carey of Tool, sure, Neil Peart of Rush would be in the top 3 easily. Where’s Chris Adler from “Lamb of God” left handed drummer playing a right handed drum kit?
http://www.musicradar.com/news/drums/10-best-prog-drummers-in-the-world-today-611799/10

Kerrang’s staff top 10 albums of the year
http://www.kerrang.com/26098/k-staff-pick-top-10-albums-year/

7 huge rock bands inspired by “The Lord of the Rings”
http://www.kerrang.com/25763/7-huge-rock-bands-inspired-middle-earth/

The reinvention of Taylor Swift. I’ll say it. I like the new Taylor Swift “1989” album. No country music, country music & I don’t get along to well, this pop album is pretty good!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/taylor-swift-1989-cover-story-20140908

If big name groups put up a “Lego” version of their group!
http://diffuser.fm/lego-replicas-of-rock-bands/?fblw#photogallery-1=1

Phil Rudd of AC/DC has got himself in a mess.
http://loudwire.com/man-acdc-phil-rudd-bodyguard-not-hitman/

Poor Scott Stapp (Creed singer), he’s got to be close if not at rock bottom. I’m not a fan of Creed’s music, that doesn’t mean I hate them as humans. I hope he gets the help needed soon!
http://loudwire.com/creed-scott-stapp-loses-custody-of-children/

Concerts/festivals like this line-up make me wish I was closer to California. Hen I realize what the tempurature would be like. I wear shorts at home all year round.
http://kroq.cbslocal.com/show/25th-annual-kroq-almost-acoustic-christmas-webcast/

15 disturbing songs people love for the music & forget about the disturbing lyrics!
http://diffuser.fm/disturbing-songs-people-love/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_217466

When Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters bassist) speaks you listen. He’s the quiet one. When he speaks publically once a decade you listen carefully!
http://diffuser.fm/foo-fighters-nate-mendel-solo-album/

Billy Corgan ( Smashing Pumpkins) interview with Alex Jones 40 minute video.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/billy-corgan-tells-alex-jones-hes-a-dangerous-artist-whose-voice-is-stifled-by-assassins-like-anderson-cooper/

Rock It Out Blog Friday, December 12th

Top 5 vinyl albums sold in the USA in 2014. Vinyl sales, highest ever since the early ’90s. 8,000,000 this year
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/these-were-the-five-best-selling-vinyl-records-of-2014/

Canada doesn’t even have “Record Store Day” like the USA does. In Regina, I believe there are 2 stores that sell vinyl albums? “Harry’s Hi-Fi” and “Vintage Vinyl & Hemp Imporiam”. Both are downtown. I avoid downtown as much as possible now as a passenger and before as a driver.

This is great or it’s not great, depends om how you look at it. Vinyl sales seem to be on the rise because so many groups are still selling special vinyl editions of their album, great. Can you put a record player in your pocket? Do you like to play a vinyl recording at a social gathering? No, and a maybe not? You’ll purchase a vinyl album, hook it up to your computer and make it into a digital format for your iPod, phone, or any other type of MP3 player & listen to it that way. How often do you think you’ll listen to the actual vinyl? Maybe a hand full of times? Vinyl also takes up physical space as do my hundreds of CDs. Digital takes up hard drive space. Are you going to own over 1TB of music? Probably not. I have a TON of music and it’s only 109gb of memory not 1000gb of music. Vinyl & CDs can be easily scratched, digital doesn’t scratch.
http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/81693?utm_campaign=nmedailyfridec12-12-12-2014&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Great! People are paying for music! Can you carry a Record player in your pocket?
http://diffuser.fm/2014-vinyl-sales/?fblw

Foo Fighters recorded “Wasting Light” on tape, analog. Then put it on CD. The intro of “Bridge Burning” sounds different live than on CD. Both sound fine, but they are different.

Analog, just the first few seconds of the first song you can hear the difference.

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

iPod CLASSIC!

Saturday, December 13th 2014

THANK YOU ALL 12 SUBSCRIBERS!!!!!

Someone has released a new album & needs publicity. Name dropping should do the trick on the Howard Stern radio show!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-10/corgan-pearl-jam-s-success-is-a-mystery-to-me

Yep! Cash grab! When my 160gb iPod dies and they send me a 120gb touch iPod to replace it. I’ll be expecting a rebate that will never come. I had to pay extra when my 80gb iPod died to have it replaced with the 160gb, so logically I should get a rebate? “Oh, but the iPod touch does so much more”. Great! I just want an MP3 player for my music, nothing less, nothing more! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Sales went down for the iPod Classic? Maybe because it works?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/did-apple-prematurely-discontinue-the-ipod-classic-mp3-player-going-for-1000-on-ebay/

I’m sure my wife’s family, my parents, extended family & close friends felt the same way on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
http://loudwire.com/korn-jonathan-davis-son-battle-with-diabetes/

I thought every Foo Fighters song was about her? Seems as though any grunge song is about Courtney Love Cobain?
http://www.aux.tv/2014/10/courtney-love-says-all-of-smashing-pumpkins-hits-were-written-about-her/?utm_source=AUX+Feed&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Outbrain

I wonder what’s wrong with the music industry?……………………
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/katy-perry-beyonce-pharrell-lead-twitters-year-in-music-charts-20141211

This Coldplay song is really good. Why would you bury a song like this?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/coldplay-premieres-new-single-miracles-listen/

EVERYBODY, LISTEN UP!!! LET’S ALL JUMP ON THE “I HATE FOO FIGHTERS” TRAIN
Jack White doesn’t need the press. He doesn’t have to like the album. But he wants to let you know he’ll bash someone publically, for what?
http://diffuser.fm/jack-white-vs-foo-fighters-and-rolling-stone/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_268527
I don’t give a hoot if anyone likes my favourite band. Who’s your favourite group or solo artist? I’d love to check out whoever you recommend?

Robert Trujillo speaking about the next Metallica album.
http://loudwire.com/robert-trujillo-metallica-blueprinting-new-album/

Loudwire news
http://loudwire.com/daily-reload-metallica-dave-navarro-more/

AC/DC UK & Ireland dates
http://www.kerrang.com/26162/acdc-announce-uk-ireland-dates/

Top 50 albums of 2014 by the Consequence of Sound
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/albums-of-the-year-2014/

Will anyone help Scott Stapp like ASAP?
http://loudwire.com/911-tape-relatives-claim-scott-stapp-assassinate-president-obama/

Rush plan for 2015 a year of reissued albums 1/month. CASH GRAB!!!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-12/rush-plan-year-of-reissues

Shelterbox Canada!

She & Him cover “God Only Knows”
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/she-him-cover-beach-boys-god-only-knows-listen/

“Made Of Scars was shot at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on the last tour for the “Come What(ever) May” cycle. To make sure we had enough footage to create the video, we played the song twice in the show.”-Josh Rand

I like me some Halestorm

Kerrang’s moments that “Rocked 2014”. A Pantera reunion won’t happen without Dimebag Darrell. Pantera’s only guitar player. Sure Zakk Wylde could play for his friend, may he R.I.P., it just wouldn’t sound the same?
http://www.kerrang.com/25873/101-moments-rocked-2014-part-two/

Will Ferrell & Chad Smith ( RHCP drummer) discuss a possible tour
http://loudwire.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-chad-smith-potential-will-ferrell-tour/

Merry Christmas from Pentatonix

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

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2014 FOR ME

Thursday, December 11th 2014

I won’t be purchasing anymore music this year, so I might as well throw this at you!

I’ve been trying to “figure this out” since the end of November. It’s Saturday, November 29th 2014.

This will be more than difficult!

Not the top 10 rock albums. The top albums of the year for me, in order. This is really hard! All of these albums are available on iTunes. Music videos below!

In Flames – Siren Charms
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
Kongos – Self titled
Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World
Royal Blood – Self titled
Room 333 – Red Dragon
Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo
Big Wreck – Ghosts
Chevelle – La Gargola
Live – The Turn

Even more honourable mentions, 25?

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 videos below as well as the honourable mentions & 2013 albums I continue to listen to on a regular basis!

Sorry, no Room 333 video. Link to iTunes though.
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

honourable Mentions in no particular order.

Chromeo – White Women
Ed Sheeran – X
Obadiah Parker – The Tip Jar vol. 2
Bastille – Bad Blood
The Birds of Satan – S/T
Brian Byrne – Arizona Single only
Linkin Park – The Hunting Party
U2 – Songs of Innocence
Home Free – Crazy World
Iced Earth – Dystopia
In Search of Sun – The World is Yours
July Talk – S/T
Lionize – Jetpack Soundtrack
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes – Are we not men? We are Diva
Nine Gates
Phillip Phillips – Behind the Light
Slash – World on Fire
Taylor Swift – 1989
Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me

2013 albums I can’t get enough of!

Queens of the Stone Age – (…Like Clockwork)
Alter Bridge – Fortress
Trivium – Vengeance Falls
Clutch – Earth Rocker
Barenaked Ladies – Grinning Streak

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

This is posted & now you’re on your own for at least Thursday & Friday. Christmas stuff on the frontier!

Kurt Cobain bio pic ready for 2015
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/kurt-cobain-documentary-premiering-sundance-20141209

Somebody released an album on Tuesday & just happened to name drop other bands in a bad way?
http://www.alternativenation.net/billy-corgan-rips-pearl-jam-foo-fighters/

Marijuana seems to be recommended as a medicine for EVERYTHING!
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/ptsd-and-pot-the-fight-to-get-veterans-some-weed-20141209

Katy Perry & Enrique Iglesias top youtube videos. I wonder how that happened? Kids watching stuff over & over again, to hear a pop song?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/katy-perry-enrique-iglesias-top-youtubes-most-watched-list-2014-20141209

Just more bad news for Scott Stapp (singer of Creed)
http://loudwire.com/creed-scott-stapp-reportedly-misses-mental-health-court-hearing/

20 things you didn’t know about “The Dark Knight” movie. Check out the other movie videos below!
http://comicsalliance.com/dark-knight-you-think-you-know-movies/?footer

Selling a million albums for $1.00 each. Someone will grab it for nothing on whatever streaming site if they want to. “$1.00 for music? That’s ridonculous????”
http://bravewords.com/news/exes-for-eyes-launch-the-platinum-project-selling-a-million-albums-for-1-each

Is there anything better than beer made by famous musicians?
http://www.kerrang.com/26078/8-rock-metal-band-beer/

Next “Smashing Pumpkins” album to be the end?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/billy-corgan-talks-end-im-over-rock-roll-20141209

I think Bob Geldof has turned into a grumpy old man. I think that’s where I’m headed………….maybe?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-geldof-tells-band-aid-critics-to-fuck-off-20141209

You’ll hear what the CIA did in retaliation to 9/11 anyways.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/10-truly-terrible-things-the-cia-did-in-our-names-because-freedom-20141209

Max doesn’t see a “Sepultura” reunion happening
http://loudwire.com/max-cavalera-sepultura-reunion-i-dont-see-it-happening/

Music by Dave Grohl, vocals by Max Cavalera. From the “Probot” album. All music by Dave Grohl on the album. Different singer on each song.

Foo Fighter concert online from their head quarters? Could happen.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/417/265/756/

If the previous album, “Wasting Light” is on the internet preformed by Foo Fighters, why not a full 3 hour concert? That’s how they roll, they played live in 2011 in Calgary for 2:45 hours.

Recap/Reload of the loudwire.com stories of Tuesday.
http://loudwire.com/daily-reload-scott-stapp-dimebag-darrell-more/

James Hetfield admits his fear.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-10/metallica-james-hetfield-fear-of-responsibility

OK………….uh…………Seether, Godsmack, Slash, Papa Roach & more to play festival in 2015
http://loudwire.com/seether-godsmack-papa-roach-slash-2015-rise-above-fest/

Fans phone kicked out of hands on stage by guitarist. Yay or nay?
http://www.kerrang.com/26067/jordan-buckley-kicks-fans-phone-stage-selfie/
I say yay! Put your phone away. You’re at a concert, your phone is annoying to the group & other fans. Try and remember the experience & not video the show on your crappy phone!

Lemmy (Motoehead) is fine. “Good as gold” says band mate!
http://loudwire.com/motorhead-phil-campbell-lemmy-health-fine-good-as-gold/

Why would anyone want to be broke being a professional musician? Music industry sucks at the moment. Ex. A Ever heard of “Lamb of God”? 7 albums, 4 or 5 DVDs, one Platinum DVD & you’ve likely never heard of them? Could be that they’re a metal group, could be they don’t get paid much?
https://gothinkbig.co.uk/opportunities/how-to-get-in-to-the-music-business-with-kerrang-16th-december?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=opportunities&utm_campaign=opportunities

Ricky Gervais on Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night.
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/ricky-gervais-reveals-intimate-fallon-grooming-techniques-in-lip-flip-bit-20141210

Don’t know who Alter Bridge is? Buy this documentary or come over & watch the 22 DVDs I got in their 10 year anniversary box set, including each of the 4 studio albums on vinyl & CD, a poster (signed by the band) & a personal engraving on the cover!
https://fret12.com/fortress?utm_source=alterbridge&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fortress_digital

I don’t know how long they’ve been compiling this list? I started mine December 1st & I’m still changing it!
http://www.kerrang.com/26098/k-staff-pick-top-10-albums-year/

Same Billy Corgan crap. He could do a week on a talk show for publicity & not throw other big name acts “under the bus”
http://loudwire.com/smashing-pumpkins-billy-corgan-takes-shots-pearl-jam-foo-fighters/

Midst of recording a new album……………I hope!

I couldn’t get into the 5th album, other than the 5th song I listed. That’s one song from each album. They all hold up for me, other than the “Era Vulgaris”, 5th album. They also have a live Greatest Hits album called “Over the years & Through the Woods” released between the 4th and 5th album.

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

FREE MUSIC

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Dave Grohl 1992 demo
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/listen-to-dave-grohls-1992-solo-demo-watered-it-down-listen/

101 moments that rocked 2014 according to Kerrang magazine
http://www.kerrang.com/25841/101-moments-rocked-2014/

The Pass 5 song EP, never heard of them, still not sure about them?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/stream-the-pass-high-road-ep/

These guys seem to be all the rage on the interweb?
http://www.kerrang.com/25928/bring-horizon-announce-live-dvd/

Rock it out blog Monday evening, interview with In Flames!!!! WARNING!!!

Yes, the In Flames “Siren Charms” album is in my top 10 of the year!
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/siren-charms/id884978909

This show would be great if I lived there & could stay up that late!
http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/8315#SelectSectionLightBox

WARNING!!!!

Just because I know how much everyone loves this album.

I like that album, now I’ll wait to hear a huge uproar!

The police officer’s story that ended the shooting of guitarist Dimebag Darrell.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-09/cop-who-ended-dimebag-horror-lost-his-career

Pretty cool duet.

Rock review by Kerrang Magazine
http://www.kerrang.com/26021/k1547-2014-ultimate-rock-review/

Heart on their preformance at Led Zeppelin’s Hall of Fame induction
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-09/heart-led-zeppelin-performance-life-changing

He will be the next pop icon, I think?

It doesn’t really matter where you get your music from. I really don’t use any streaming music sites. I get mine from iTunes where even huge bands make less than a dollar on a full album sale. Even CDs have dropped in price to be competitive with iTunes. Why do I use iTunes? I want to own my music, not just stream it. The only way I know of paying for music mow is buying a concert ticket & purchasing the CD or merchandise. If your favourite artist isn’t coming to a venue near you, ou’d have to drive or fly to see them live. So free music or iTunes doesn’t really matter. Next time you’re going to a concert, just remember you’re paying for a very pricy commercial for the free album you downloaded. Most musicians record an album then tour.

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