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I fell asleep to “Dream Theater” the latest release “The Astonishing”

I exercised to “Tenacious D/The Self Proclaimed Greatest Band in the World” the album “The Pick of Destiny”. Here’s something from their first album that isn’t vulgar or offensive.

Followed by a lot of silence. The album wasn’t long enough.

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To tie in with yesterday’s theme I guess? North America & many other places have made huge strides with technology. You can have a computer on your wrist or in your pocket, carry 20,000 songs with you, yet not a mere fraction of a second goes by that one human is taking the life of someone else all over the world. So what do we turn to if were attacked by a senseless act of violence? Technology, we’ll just make a bomb bigger & more powerful than our enemies have? As much as I’d like it, world peace certainly doesn’t seem realistic in my short time here? We’ve got all of these advances in technology & it seems that so much of it is going into weapons to freak someone out. Why? Money, religion, power, land, etc. It’s 2016 yet we’re still dealing with these minor things like sexuality, race, drugs, violence. When does someone say “Enough already”?

I don’t want to spend my life looking over my shoulder, & I don’t intend to! Why? I’m saying “Enough already”! Remember the rule “treat others as you’d like to be treated”? Yeah, I forgot it for a while also. It makes sense though, doesn’t work with everyone all of the time though.

Well summer’s almost here, I’m nowhere close to my lovely swimsuit body, ah well. I don’t really need it if I plan on staying by the vent with the air conditioning on, watching baseball & football while having a beer or two?

Halestorm is playing the Golden Gods Awards

http://teamrock.com/news/2016-05-03/halestorm-playing-metal-hammer-golden-gods-awards-show

Blink 182 news

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mark-hoppus-denies-meeting-with-tom-delonge-blink-182-reunion-20160503

Best Metal albums so far of 2016

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-2016-so-far/

Anthrax, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Tremonti, & Rob Zombie are the ones for me so far!!

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Explains Full Album Shows
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jam-guitarist-mike-mccready-explains-full-album-shows-20160504

Great idea! Ask a musician to help overhaul a free music streaming site cosmetically?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-music-taps-trent-reznor-to-aid-overhaul-efforts-20160504

50 best Star Wars characters. May the 4th be with you & all of that Star Wars stuff.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/50-best-star-wars-characters-20151203

Hahahahahahahahaha!

http://loudwire.com/photoshop-fun-rockers-donald-trump-hair/

A little of Beck for emptying the dishwasher music

Then some of Billy Joel’s “Greatest Hits” during my lunch. When I’m here alone, there’s always music on!

I just needed to not listen to “Tremonti”, “Ben Harper”, & “Rob Zombie” for a bit. That’s almost everything I’ve been listening to since Friday.

Scott Stapp is now the singer of Art of Anarchy

http://loudwire.com/scott-stapp-joins-art-of-anarchy-clarifies-stone-temple-pilots-rumors/

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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

This really cool! “Batkid” trailer
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/batkid-begins-trailer-promises-joy-tears-20150522

Duff McKagan on “G n’ R” reunion
http://loudwire.com/duff-mckagan-classic-guns-n-roses-reunion-could-happen/

First of all, IT’S NOT REALITY TV. Do you have 19 kids & counting? Probably not. You might have 5 & thought to yourself “Hey, that’s a lot of kids! Even with 3 my spouse & I were out numbered.” Not this couple, “18 isn’t enough, let’s keep going”! Are they crazy? They can already field 2 baseball teams & have a spare kid in the dugout with 19 kids. STOP………..NOW! Get a new hobby I think the father should pick up golf & the mother should start knitting. Time for a new hobby or birth control!
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/tlc-pulls-19-kids-and-counting-amid-josh-duggar-molestation-claims-1.3083340

Finger Eleven tour dates in the USA & Ontario.
http://www.fingereleven.com/tour-dates/

Ian Thornley of “Big Wreck” on http://www.instagram.com
https://instagram.com/thornicus

Loud Wire’s 10 best metal albums of 1995. I was nowhere near touching metal music until Canada’s rock stars I Mother Earth blew up in 1996. A rock band, not a metal band.
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1995/

10 things Classic Rock magazine has recently learned
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2015-05-22/ten-things-we-learnt-from-the-new-issue-of-classic-rock-1

Documentary movie being made about a Rob Zombie movie being made
http://loudwire.com/documentary-rob-zombie-movie-31/

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) will be releasing 4th solo album in September.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-23/cornell-to-issue-higher-truth

No release yet but a debut “Third Ion” album has been receiving great reviews!
http://powerofmetal.dk/reviews15/thirdion_review.html

U2 on tour for 5 days & already taking fan requests
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-u2-play-super-rarity-in-gods-country-with-fan-on-guitar-20150523#ixzz3ayniipSK

Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) goes home to London
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/reviews/2015-05-23/mark-knopfler-comes-home

An entire country legalizes same sex marriages!
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/ireland-votes-to-legalize-same-sex-marriage-20150523#ixzz3az5K8KFQ

Mark Tremonti on his solo project. “Cauterize” release on iTunes June 9th
http://pop-break.com/2015/05/22/mark-tremonti-on-his-solo-project-being-a-frontman-cauterize/

http://www.loudwire.com 10 best “System of a Down” songs
http://loudwire.com/best-system-of-a-down-songs/?fb523

I’ve thought about my idea for people spending money on music. I don’t think anything will change unless customers habit’s & label habit’s change. I like digital music & having a preview of what you’re about to spend money on. Maybe digital files don’t sound great to people, fair enough go & by vinyl records or CDs, they’re still there & cassettes are making a come back too. CDs & vinyl can easily be scratched, fact, so take care of them if you want to use them if you’ve put them on your iTunes, iPod or phone. I don’t have the physical space for them & I listen to my iTunes more on the home stereo than I do on my iPod, & I’m fine with digital files.

Apple, pay attention please, an iTunes user has a statement about your service. iTunes is a great idea, in that it’s very convenient. For a song purchase maybe $0.50 for Apple as well as $0.50 for the label & $1.00 for the artist if they choose so? For a full album download $1.00 for the label, $1.00 for Apple & $0.00-$13.00 for the artist, you know, the people doing the grunt work for you? What are you going to do if the artists can’t survive on the money they’re making at the moment? Cancel or diminish the music portion of iTunes? I, personally, am surprised by the amount of new artists signing to a label with their album all over the internet for free & being successful with that process?

If music is free, let’s have everything be free. Groceries BAH I’m not paying for that or anything else ever again! Let us all riot & have whatever we want whenever we want. It’s happening with music, Netflix & other such things. So why not with everything? “I’m not paying so & so for that product! It should be free”! If that’s the case, everybody quit your job, you don’t need it everything is free or stay with your job & watch your paycheck slowly diminish in front of your eyes. Take your job on tour & do it in front of an audience. What? You don’t have the money to go out & do your job in front of people? Oh well, better luck next time, I guess.

Get your music however you want. Only the rich (labels & streaming sites) are getting richer. I don’t think $15 will break you for an album. For all of this to work, almost everyone will have to change the way they think, so it likely wont happen? Before I was diagnosed with cancer, I’d go into HMV & see a rack of CDs priced at 2 for $25 or 3 for $30, sweet deal. If I could find however many, 2 or 3 on the shelf, I’d buy them instantly!

Who on earth gets up before 8:00am on a Sunday? Parents with young children & those who have to work. I’m neither of those. Kim wanted to go out for a run, I wanted to sleep……………..I didn’t win that battle. “10:00pm, we should go to bed, early morning tomorrow” I think we just aged ourselves? 10:00 pm on a Saturday? That’s ridiculous!

I’m sure there won’t be a rock or metal festival on the Canadian prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba) that’s pretty much a guarantee at this point.
http://loudwire.com/summer-2015-rock-metal-festival-guide/?fb2

I’ve seen U2 in concert. When they we’re closer to the U2 from the ’80s & ’90s I’m good & I don’t have the cash to spend on that type of show out of province.
http://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/music/2015/05/23/u2-concert-review-innocence-experience-phoenix/27838615/

I had totally forgot about P.O.D. they were a flash in the pan for me.
http://loudwire.com/p-o-d-summer-2015-tour/

http://www.loudwire.com top 100 alternative albums from the ’90s. The ’90s, that’s my music. I started high school in ’93. I was born in 1980 nobody around me in the ’80s listened to ’80s hair metal, so that’s not my thing. In the ’90s I found the music I wanted to hear over & over again. I would take my disc man to school to listen to before school started, listen to it on my bike to & from school & the 5 minutes between classes in the hallways. Then every night I’d fall asleep with my music on quietly in my room.
http://diffuser.fm/top-100-alternative-albums-of-the-90s/?fblw#photogallery-1=1

Sorry. I got a little excited there.

Scott Weiland still “technically” a member of “Art of Anarchy”
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-24/weiland-technically-still-in-art-of-anarchy

Paul McCartney & Dave Grohl play “I saw her Standing There”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-paul-mccartney-and-dave-grohl-perform-i-saw-her-standing-there-20150524#ixzz3b3tpFioR

When I was actually battling cancer in the Pasqua hospital having my first of 7 cortisone shots. Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel announced a tour that included Saskatoon, & I really wanted to go, then I heard the price of the tickets & I was positive I didn’t want to go. 2+ hour drive with two ticket each priced at $350 a piece! NO! I don’t care who you are, I’m not paying that amount to see anyone.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/art-garfunkel-lashes-out-at-paul-simon-in-new-interview-20150524#ixzz3b5K11InG Yes, I like Simon & Garfunkel, I own a 3 CD box set. I bought it in 1997 while in grade 11.

Classic rock’s tracks of the week.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2015-05-22/classic-rock-s-tracks-of-the-week-27

I agree Corey Taylor (Slipknot & Stone Sour vocalist) Fall Out Boy are not about to “Save Rock n’ Roll”. I wouldn’t consider them a rock group at all. They are a decent pop band though, for me anyways. They released an album in 2013 called “Save Rock n’ Roll”.
http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-fall-out-boy-not-saving-rock-and-roll/

You never want to hear or see this at any concert!
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-man-dies-after-falling-from-catwalk-at-aragon-ballroom-20150524-story.html

Anybody still listen to “Dragon Force”? They have a DVD coming out. They got old for me after the second listen of their 1st album “Look at me I can play a billion notes in 3:30 minutes”. Good for you, you just keep doing your thing. Talented but every song sounded like a competition to fit more notes into the next song?
http://loudwire.com/dragonforce-concert-dvd-in-the-line-of-fire/

Songs I like. “Halestorm” 3 studio albums, 2 EPs each have 5 cover songs & 1 live album.

I’m not really a fan of their cover songs, maybe if they were live recordings?

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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 Chris