WEEKEND UPDATE

I could see this song getting old fast, for the time being though I like it.

Chris Cornell’s 4th solo album song on Jimmy Fallon.

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-nearly-forgot-my-broken-heart-tonight-show-debuts-worried-moon/

I didn’t see that coming from Slayer guitarist Kerry King? I thought he’d ask “Hey what key is this song in?”

http://loudwire.com/slayer-kerry-king-telling-jeff-hanneman-youre-not-ready-return/

Kim showed me this Saturday morning, very well done! Taylor Swift parody on the 2015 Blue Jays.

What makes me very nervous about the 2015 Blue Jays is that they rely on the home runs too much. When they hit 3+ home runs/game there’s a really good chance they’ll win the game. They had 2 home runs on Saturday in a losing effort. There’s likely a statistic I could look up to prove or disprove my theory but I’m to lazy to look it up. No I’m not a person who has just jumped on the Blue Jays’ band wagon, I’ve been a devoted fan since I was 11 in 1991.

I was already in “Little League” from the age of 4 in 1984. My parents took me to 1 T-Ball practice & 1 game then I think I demanded to be put in real baseball. I think I skipped T-Ball & went straight to “baseball” where we used pitching machines & a player to play defense as a pitcher next to the machine. Baseball was my sport, that was my hobby. I even had Blue Jays’ comics as a kid. I played from 1984 to my final season in 1997. By 1996 I couldn’t hit any side of any barn if I was locked inside of it. I’d go to a game & the line up always said “Fraser hitting 9th playing 3B”. I totally separated those parts of the game. I was a decent fielder but I was also a guaranteed strike out at the plate.

10 painful onstage head blows

http://loudwire.com/10-painful-onstage-blows-to-the-head-watch/

10 years ago “Disturbed” released ‘Ten Thousand Fists’. 10 years ago I listened to a copy of this album & decided to not keep up with “Disturbed”. The only song that sounded OK to me, was a cover.

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-ten-thousand-fists-album-anniversary/

I’m not a fan of streaming music at all. I know a person who has not paid a cent for digital music for a long time. Now that person has become a CD purchaser, pretty much the same price a buying it on iTunes. More & more people/fans are being forgotten with the ever changing music industry at the moment & reverting to CDs or vinyl albums. I pre-order albums from iTunes, around 10:00pm the night before the release date I get the album at 12:00am Eastern time. The next day I look on my iTunes & have to delete random duplicates of songs from that recently purchased music. I prefer having the album booklet with the photos, lyrics & thank yous from the artist or group. Digital music is fine with me, but all of these streaming sites are exactly the same as Serious XM, you pay a monthly fee to have a radio station play your songs? I find it odd? I buy an album from iTunes, I wake up at the end of the month & I don’t have to pay anyone to hear the music I bough 2 weeks ago. It’s mine, I bought it, I own it. I didn’t “rent” it from a streaming site.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/win-butler-addresses-tidals-poorly-managed-launch-ongoing-issues/

Chris Adler (Lamb of God drummer) on how he got to record with “Megadeth”

I’ve had this song stuck in my head for quite a while, this version.

Songwriter interview/article with Mark Tremonti

http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/mark_tremonti_creed_alter_bridge_/

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/cauterize/id994986717

Into Eternity shared it……

Songs I like, “Queens of the Stone Age” 3rd album, but the first one I bought because I heard Dave Grohl was playing drums on it. 7 albums in total including a live Greatest Hits. The 5th album with “Sick, sick, sick” is by far my least favourite album of theirs

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“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,

Chris

I GOT UP WWAAAAYYYYY TO EARLY!

I was up & in the kitchen by 5:45 this morning. Had breakfast, watched 1.5 one hour shows, then Kim left for work.

What kind of idiot would abduct a 2 year old! I guess the answer is that there are many idiots among us that we don’t know about!

http://globalnews.ca/news/2220019/amber-alert-issued-in-abduction-of-two-year-old-child/

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “A”! A Perfect Circle, 2 albums, Mer de Noms & Thirteenth Step. I have the 3rd album of cover songs but I only like 3 of the songs on it. I put those 3 songs on their first album. LANGUAGE!!!!

Ian Fletcher Thornley’s Facebook status update.

“Stay tuned this week for album release info, pre-order details, song teasers, and more. Exciting times!”.

Big wreck is pretty much Canada’s answer to Soundgarden. Either one could do a really good, near perfect cover of the other quite easily.

Ian Thornley is the would be child of Chris Cornell & Kim Thayil of Soundgarden.

Headliners for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/2015-bridge-school-benefit/

Chris Cornell (singer Soundgarden, Audioslave & Solo) on why he feels like Neil Young.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/chris-cornell-on-secret-folk-influences-why-he-feels-like-neil-young-20150915

Heath Ledger’s ‘Joker’ in The Dark Knight

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Dark-Knight-Fan-Theory-Puts-Joker-Hero-It-Kind-Works-79887.html?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_669396

“The Dead Weather” who? Perform on Stephen Colbert

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/the-dead-weather-give-first-performance-in-five-years-on-colbert-watch/

Tremonti road story in L.A. getting a tattoo on a day off. LANGUAGE!!!

Top 10 overused songs in movies & TV

When I hear “Stuck in the Middle with You” I think of this movie scene

10 Alter Bridge songs you should know to be a fan. Alter Bridge is VERY under rated & unknown after 11 years & 4 studio albums. Oddly enough I sang & played their first song on their first album at our first Chemical Horizon show with Mitch, Jerry, & Jordan!

http://whatculture.com/music/alter-bridge-10-tracks-you-need-to-call-yourself-a-fan.php

Why is this song not on the list? I can sit down & let every song/album play, they’re that good! Myles could sing the phone book & I’d get a ticket to see him.

Pretty much any performance will stop if a fan is hurt & can’t get themselves to safety.

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-riot-fest-gig-stopped-multiple-times-serious-fan-injuries/

“Ear Free” headphones play music through your skull? I’m good with my Sennheiser ear buds & my HUGE Sennheiser headphones.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/ear-free-headphones-play-music-through-your-skull/

10 acts that should have a shot at headlining big festivals in 2016. I’ve only heard one of them, & I agree with it.

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/these-10-artists-deserve-a-shot-at-headlining-big-festivals-in-2016?utm_campaign=nme-september-15-15-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Outkast biopic possibly?

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/big-boi-hints-that-outkast-biopic-could-be-in-the-/388036?utm_campaign=nme-september-15-15-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Ian Fletcher Thornley solo album “Secrets” out October 30th!!! I think I just peed a bit?

The now sober “Alcohollica” has their own brand of beer.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-branded-beer-available-in-honor-of-quebec-shows/

Today’s Rock It Out Blog. Masterpiece review “Kate Bush”

If you’re getting this through Facebook, feel invited to like & share this! Facebook or the actual website give this a second to load all of the links. Some days youtube.com is a little wonky?

Songs I like. Prince I have about 27? albums but he has nothing on youtube, “Probot” Dave Grohl’s music featuring a different singer on each song that formed his musical taste.

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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,


Chris

WEEKEND UPDATE

Muse covers “Chvrches”

New Chris Cornell video

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-nearly-forgot-my-broken-heart-video/

I’ve never been a Johnny Cash fan since I rarely listen to the lyrics in a song. Very limited vocal range, that also adds to my issue with The Man in Black.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/johnny-cashs-11-coolest-cover-songs-20140912

This exactly how I rock a treadmill…………………….NOT!!!

Foo Fighters are now Emmy winners

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-sonic-highways-taylor-swift-win-creative-arts-emmys-20150913#ixzz3lcnMNZT3

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Songs I like. “The Presidents of the United States of America”

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“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,


Chris

FREE MUSIC

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Foo Fighters/Dave Grohl invites 8 year old boy on stage to duet with the kid. LANGUAGE!!! YES WITH AN 8 YEAR OLD????
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/85882?utm_campaign=nme-june-2-02-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Hayley Williams (Paramore) doesn’t relate to some older songs. Her view has changed on some topics.
http://www.nme.com/news/paramore/85886?utm_campaign=nme-june-2-02-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“Fidlar” parody ’90s videos
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/fidlar-parody-your-favorite-nineties-videos-in-40oz-on-repeat-20150602

“Darkness” guitarist would leave if they went digital.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-02/darkness-dan-hawkins-doesn-t-do-digital

Chris Adler (Lamb of God drummer) to play a live show with Megadeth!

New Tom Petty song!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-petty-unearths-shimmering-lost-song-somewhere-under-heaven-20150602

Walk off the Earth new song

Fantastic album by “Third Ion” out of Regina. Not beat you over the head death metal, more a mellow type of metal.
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/13-8-bit/id979896665

Who would have thought the mighty would fall so far? Now Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) is doing a “reality” show.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-02/tony-iommi-in-search-for-guitar-star

The super group “Teenage Time Killer” have released a song from their album. Lots of Dave Grohl playing bass on the track listing.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/teenage-time-killers-share-ferocious-new-song-ode-to-sean-hannity-featuring-jello-biafra-listen/

New Muse video!!!!!!

Chris Cornell’s solo album, Higher Truth, to be released September 18th tour dates in the link below
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-03/cornell-s-higher-truth-out-on-september-18 This is where I stopped following his solo stuff (from the 2nd album). Just checked out his 3rd solo album, it sounds good to me.

Led Zeppelin announce final three deluxe reissues.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-03/cornell-s-higher-truth-out-on-september-18

I hope this doesn’t mean the end of Paramore?

Unheard version of The Rolling Stones ‘Brown Sugar’ with Eric Clapton

Rent this movie from iTunes Americans, it might help you understand what Canadians truly are?

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/movie/being-canadian/id985374292

Full length Foo Fighters show.

Janet Jackson preps first album in 7 years
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/janet-jackson-preps-first-new-album-in-seven-years-20150603

Wednesday, June 17th at The Exchange in Regina, Limblifter! I wanna go!

Another Muse song!!!!!

This came from a Thornley demo on Ian Thornley’s My Space page

Muse wants to turn ‘Drones’ album into a musical
http://www.nme.com/news/muse/85905?utm_campaign=nme-june-3-03-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I think ‘Slayer’ is somewhat over rated?

If ‘Imagine Dragons’ are the type of rock music for the rest of the decade, I’ll keep looking for the music I want to hear! They aren’t terrible, not what my ears want to hear.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/imagine-dragons-on-trippy-new-arena-show-paul-simon-obsession-20150603?page=2

Interview/article with Joe Hahn of ‘Linkin Park’
http://crypticrock.com/interview-joe-hahn-of-linkin-park-talks-filmmaking/

Remember little Jordan Cook from Saskatoon? He’s all grown up & goes by the stage name of Reignwolf! (Blues music)

Dave Grohl after the Death of Kurt Cobain

Spotify, Google Play, Pandora Radio, iTunes, & CD stores suck at the moment. I want to own my music, so I use iTunes. That being said, who do you think is getting most of the money? Not the musicians but iTunes & the label are likely getting the bigger piece of the pie. Do you want a radio subscription until you die or do you want to go to sleep at night knowing your music is there and you own it, you’re not turning on a “radio station” to play music. You’re turning on you’re home stereo or iPod. All of that cheap music will be there no matter what. I still purchase the odd CD & as many
Blu-rays as I can fit in here. I don’t plan on having a Netflix account for the rest of my life. I’ll go to a theater, rent the movie on iTunes or just buy the movie. Free streaming sites sort of seem like a pirated product to me. Even iTunes for music isn’t all that & a bag of chips. How will a new group or artist be able to afford to go on tour if they’re broke? What if I don’t want to see them in concert? I like Taylor Swift’s “1989” album, will I go to see her in concert if she comes to a venue anywhere near me? No. I’m not huge on country music, which will likely be included in her show. I downloaded the album from iTunes. “You’re welcome! I just gave you pennies for your album that probably cost you $900+ to make”. That doesn’t sound right to me?

Yes, I have “Hoobastank”, “Iced Earth”. “In Darkness”, & “Idle Sons” I like the sound of these groups, but I couldn’t pick out one song in particular, so here’s what you’re getting today………

Songs I like! “In Flames”





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“Butthead” aka Chris

NU METAL?

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Rock It Out Blog from Monday

Why Megadeth’s “Killing is my Business…………..And Business is Good” is an important album
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2015-06-01/why-killing-is-my-business-is-one-of-metal-s-most-important-debuts

I really hope the new Megadeth album is released this year?

Big Wreck shared it……

What is “nu metal”? Is it a sub genre of groups people don’t know where other bands should fit? There are a TON of bands labeled as nu metal, but none of them have anything in common sound wise? Here’s 4 bands labeled as nu metal…

Do any of these sound remotely similar? Not to me. Am I missing something? Why are these groups all labeled as ‘nu metal’? For me it’s more of a “….I don’t know what hole these square pegs fit in?….”

Slipknot tease summer tour
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/slipknot-tease-dangerous-summer-tour-its-scary-20150601

Paul McCartney gave up marijuana for his grandchildren
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-01/paul-mccartney-gave-up-marijuana-for-grandkids

Interview/article with A. D. D. guitarist
http://puregrainaudio.com/interviews/interview-with-add-guitarist-dave-adams-on-his-gibson-les-paul

In Flames share it, so here it is…

These 2 albums won’t disappoint Barenaked Ladies fans!!! Yes, I got the new album (Silverball) last night!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/silverball/id984854144

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/grinning-streak-deluxe-edition/id641837061

I’ve never thought of (Megadeth singer) MegaDave Mustaine as a bad guy?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-02/megadeth-rust-in-peace-reunion-failure

The new ‘Florence & The Machine’ album is out, it’s sounds good. Something I’d buy but never listen too. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/how-big-how-blue-how-beautiful/id965931771

Ed Sheeran plays metal songs on the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon!

This is what he played at the end of the show.

The more Ed Sheeran I hear, the more I like him. When I heard his first album, I thought it was some of the most unique music I had ever heard!

“One week” from today on iTunes “Cauterize” by Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge. “Drones” by Muse!
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/interviews/mark_tremonti_this_is_my_third_time_starting_a_band_and_i_like_being_the_underdog.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

I was all hyped up about seeing “Halestorm” in Moose Jaw, then realized they were opening for “Three Days Grace”. I’m not a fan of “Three Days Grace”

I’m on the fence about this show, it’s a Tuesday in November & I don’t like going out during the week. We’ll see how much tickets are I guess. Moose Jaw is much closer than Saskatoon the next day!

USA headline dates for ‘Royal Blood’
http://royalbloodband.com/news/us-headline-dates-septemberoctober-2015

Muse article about the song ‘Reapers’ from the upcoming album. Song inside link.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/muse-rage-against-reapers-and-the-handlers-on-new-songs-20150602

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) details solo album.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/chris-cornell-details-new-solo-album-higher-truth-plus-extensive-us-tour/

The Gallagher brothers together as members of “Oasis” were arguing constantly in the ’90s. Kept themselves in the news with a new argument almost every other day. Here’s what Noel Gallagher has to say to “One Direction”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/noel-gallagher-talks-one-direction-oasis-brawls-on-james-corden-20150602

I’d love to see “Limblifter” at The Exchange, but it’s a Wednesday?

Jack White’s label “Third Man Records” is moving to Detroit!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/jack-whites-third-man-records-expands-to-detroit/

REALLY? Mariah Carey joins dating site to share a new song?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/mariah-carey-joins-match-debuts-infinity-video-on-dating-site-20150602

A lot of music for me yet to come out this year. Muse, Tremonti, Walk off the Earth, Lamb of God, Finger Eleven, Stone Temple Pilots, Tool, Megadeth, Into Eternity & maybe other surprises like the new Zac Brown Band which is really good!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/jekyll-+-hyde/id974196236

Songs I like! “I Mother Earth” I REALLY like them! Based in Ontario, Canada. 2 songs from each (four) albums & a few singles they are releasing now. I can almost hear my mother screaming at my brother & I washing dishes after supper while listening to these guys, “TURN THAT CRAP DOWN!!!” Hahahahahaha!

Singles…

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“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

EVERYBODY’S FAVOURITE DAY!!!

OK, I’m at 51 or 52 subscribers now you do the work please? If I see this 100 times that’s fine, please spread the word?

Sorry, Sunday’s post was late. Busy day for us!

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Check it out if you like. What my brother started when I got cancer! No, I’m not biased it’s really good! I don’t do reviews I could but I know everyone doesn’t like the same stuff as much as I do or even like it at all. So I would say at least check out these albums on iTunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/jekyll-+-hyde/id974196236

Look what was released today on iTunes. “Third Ion’s” debut album!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/13-8-bit/id979896665

I like going out for breakfast, just not on Sundays. It seems like everybody & their dog go out for Sunday brunch. We did luck out & find a place not busy at all on Sunday. I thought for sure we’d have to wait ½ an hour for a table at 11:00am for 4. We lucked out & went right in with only a few tables full.

After brunch we spent the day at my parents house. Kim sat outside with my mom, dad was doing yard work & I was inside watching the recorded Blue Jay game, aka swearing at the TV. Had supper & left shortly after

I think it’s time to start complaining about the heat! I can only tolerate 15-23C. Anything over that & I start pouring sweat, from EVERYWHERE! If you want to find me this summer, I’ll be naked in front of an A/C vent or in a cold shower! I can’t stand the heat & I’m really fun to be around when I’m hot, ask Kim. Come on polar vortex, I miss you! That’s how I roll, literally!

I’ve got 4 albums coming in June. First up is Barenaked Ladies on June 2nd. Then Tremonti & Muse on June 9th & finally Walk off the Earth on June 16th, all pre-ordered on iTunes.

Tremonti & Muse are the ones I’m most anxious for. Barenaked Ladies were mine & my brother’s first concert in ’92. I was 12 & Mitch was 5 at the time!

This usually a guarantee with a choreographed dance as well at most shows of theirs

10 incredible guitar prodigies, where they’re t now, would easily blow me out of the water on a perfect day for me. I was/am a very slow guitar player, never a fast solo player, just simple rhythm guitar.
http://loudwire.com/10-awesome-guitar-prodigies/

Review of The Rolling Stones tour.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/rolling-stones-kick-off-zip-code-tour-with-rock-solid-san-diego-show-20150525#ixzz3b9qGfV1F
10 shows for American soldiers on Memorial Day. Yes, Paramore does a live cover of Foo Fighters.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/memorial-day-salute-watch-10-artists-perform-for-the-troops-20150525/ying-yang-twins-20150525

I tend to agree with Jack White. You don’t have to tour, it is expensive & musicians don’t make much money if any from a newly released album. You also don’t have to release anything unless you want the world to hear it, you’re making music that YOU want to hear. This cheap/free music will catch up to almost everyone if something drastic doesn’t happen soon. Musicians can’t afford to go on tour everywhere so why should they bother releasing new material? They’ll get a 9-5 job & play music at home after work & on the weekends.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/jack-white-i-dont-belong-here-most-of-the-time-its-torture-trying-to-find-reasons-to-stay/

Fear Factory are back & plan on releasing a new album. I had a ton of their albums before I was diagnosed with cancer that I downloaded for free. All of their stuff sounds the same to me. I deleted all of it very fast.
http://loudwire.com/fear-factory-genexus-album/

I like “American Ninja Warrior” it’s more of a sports entertainment show & an actual competition. You win or lose. You aren’t chosen by a group of “judges” on a subjective talent show & no points for pretty.
http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/features/american-ninja-warrior-how-tvs-toughest-competition-became-a-hit-20150525#ixzz3bAS3FccQ

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell plans 4th solo album. Here’s a song from each of his 1st 2 solo albums. I’ve never heard the 3rd album & I only own the first one.

Trent Reznor credited for music consultant on “Batman : Arkham Knight Asylum” video game
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/trent-reznor-credited-as-music-consultant-for-batman-arkham-knight-trailer/

I don’t consider music a competition. Personally if I had my choice of these 2 bass players, it would be Flea of the (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

No disrespect to Flea, I just prefer Robert DeLeo from STP.

Songs I like. “Harry Connick Jr.”

I also have 3 Christmas albums of his. I don’t put them on my iPod until the holidays.

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog or http://www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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

WEEKEND UPDATE

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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?

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog or http://www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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

“I’M FREE, FREE BALLIN’”

Rockin’ it commando! If women can feel the relief of taking off their bra at the end of the day, men should have the right to remove their underwear at the end of the week?! I like Tom Petty, but it just fits this song.

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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

5:45am to early. Those memory pills are so fantastic I forgot to take my pills last night! I don’t like having to take certain medication at certain times. It’s free health care in Canada so I don’t need to worry. Every time I see my doctor he says “….we’ll start weening you off of this….”. I like that, but I know the pill I take for heart burn/acid reflux I’ll be on it for the rest of my life.

Star Wars episode release date May 2017? That’s a far, far, away!
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/star-wars-episode-viii-gets-a-release-date-20150312

It’s March & I need to cool off already. “I want to get outside”

I totally agree with this!

Disney cash grab!!!
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/disney-plans-frozen-sequel-20150312

I really enjoy Pentatonix!

I just wasn’t a fan the second I heard it. I’m not going to report about this any more
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blurred-lines-lawsuit-5-major-music-industry-implications-20150312

I like Prince but didn’t he just release an album or 2?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/prince-debuts-surprise-new-single-what-if-listen/

We were watching American Idol last night for me the show is like a bad car crash. I don’t like it but I can’t look away. They just eliminated the first person of the top 12. I’ve picked my top 4 already. Two of them might make it to the top 2. I don’t know if Canadians can vote for American Idol or not. I wouldn’t anyway, it’s a popularity contest. The cutest guy on the show with a decent voice will win. Because mostly young teenage girls watch the show & vote for their teen idol, the guy that will be on the cover of every teenage girl magazine or website. Don’t get me wrong they’ve got a lot of talent on the show & it will be difficult to pick the winner. When the winner is chosen it will be a teen heart throb that can sing country music. That’s the huge music market at the moment. I could be totally wrong, but I don’t think my top four could go all the way? Would I vote if I could? Probably not. In the end young teenage girls will likely choose the winner by “tweeting” which I don’t do. Most people have an email or cell phone, but not everyone is on twitter, facebook, linked in, instagram, etc. I’m not about to join a specific social media site so I can vote for a subjective competition.

Muse “Drones” preordered on iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/drones/id973555620

Courtney Love Cobain gets a role on TV’s Revenge
http://loudwire.com/courtney-love-tv-show-revenge/

He must enjoy it though! He’s been doing it since 1974!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-13/rush-rehearsal-schedule-is-nu

Steel Panther hair metal. Aren’t the ’80s done?
http://loudwire.com/steel-panther-hilarious-appearance-larry-king-now/

I’ve got the “Paramore” albums (4) they’re great! Pop-punk sort of? Hard to describe.

This is the Radiohead stuff I love & the song “Street Spirit” isn’t as difficult to play/sing as it sounds!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/video-vault-radiohead-mesmerizes-chicago-with-street-spirit-fade-out-and-creep/
Great song though from their 2nd album “The Bends”

Mark Knopfler’s new song of “Dire Straits” who also did “The Princess Bride” score/soundtrack.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-mark-knopfler-tracker-new-album-20150313
Song didn’t work for me. I’ll dig to find it.

HILARIOUS sit-com starting the 2nd season on Tuesday on NBC!

If you want the “Game of Thrones” mix-tape there it is!
http://loudwire.com/catch-the-throne-volume-2-mixtape-featuring-anthrax-more-available-for-free-on-itunes/

Radiohead’s 2nd & 3rd album “The Bends” & “OK Computer” are at the top of the heap for me by far my 2 favourite albums of all time! Here are 3 songs from each album.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/radioheads-the-bends-at-20-alt-js-thom-green-looks-back-20150313

Now “OK Computer”

REALLY GOOD art work, not by me.
http://www.tonyknuttila.com

Does anyone still enjoy “Disturbed”? I grew out of them. They still have a few good songs here & there though.
http://loudwire.com/favorite-disturbed-album-readers-poll/?fb15

What’s your favourite show from the ’80s? That was just a bad decade in general!
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/weekend-rock-question-whats-the-best-tv-show-of-the-1980s-20150313

A-Roid will hear this at every game. It’s only spring training games & it’s started already. Home run, test him…………….frequently.
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/28459392/heckling-red-sox-fan-inserts-foot-in-mouth-when-a-rod-goes-yards

Songs I like. I’m going to jump over a few that are on my iTunes but not on my iPod. I don’t delete stuff unless I find it absolutely terrible. “Chris Cornell” solo album (Soundgarden/Audioslave). I prefer his first of 2 solo albums. I don’t think this is even in the same ball park as Soundgarden.

Here’s one from his 2nd solo album

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog or http://www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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

WEEKEND UPDATE

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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

Steve Adler (former G n’ R drummer) says “Matt Sorum wouldn’t do a reunion without me”
http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-matt-sorum-wouldnt-do-guns-n-roses-reunion-without-me/

Honestly, I haven’t really followed Incubus for years. I don’t mind them though they sound decent
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-incubus-fight-themselves-in-absolution-calling-video-20150306

At least one breakfast chain, Denny’s, Smitty’s, Perkins, Cora’s, etc. should have a meal called “Eggs Benedict Cumberbatch”. You’re all thinking it but I said it.

What’s your favourite movie with Harrison Ford in it? My knee jerk reaction was any Star Wars movie. But I quickly thought of “The Fugitive”.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/weekend-rock-question-whats-the-best-harrison-ford-movie-20150306

Can’t say I’ve heard of Flyleaf
http://loudwire.com/flyleaf-transition-to-new-singer-kristen-may/

I think the Nickelback hate has overstayed it’s welcome. They have over 20,000,000 likes on facebook alone & not everyone’s on facebook & twitter! We should just layoff!
I just don’t listen to Nickelback, pretty simple. If it’s in a bar or restaurant, wait 4 minutes until the next song comes on. Music isn’t a competition anyways.

Gary Bettman too (Commissioner of the NHL). I don’t watch NHL hockey other than the odd playoff game. I like ’80s hockey that’s not coming back any time soon. When that style of play comes back or if they make the ice surface the size of European rinks I’ll watch. Until then I’m out & not complaining.

Metal & Hard rock videos of the week by Loud Wire
http://loudwire.com/battle-royale-avatar-video-countdown-hall-of-fame/

Hold my beer & watch this!!

Motorhead’s 22nd album this fall
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-07/motorhead-s-22nd-album-coming-in-autumn

All of us in french immersion went through the IB program so why shut it down after 26 years?
http://www.carillonregina.com/torn-tartan-pride/

Don’t forget “Undateable” on NBC March 17th St. Patrick’s day!
https://www.facebook.com/NBCUndateable?fref=photo

NBC “Aquarius” mini series about Charles Manson with David Duchovny as a 1967 police officer. Debut May 28th!!!!
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/nbcs-charles-manson-series-aquarius-with-david-duchovny-set-for-may-20150307#ixzz3Tifm43nN

Tremonti tour dates, again 0 in Canada not even a typical Canadian tour Montreal, Toronto, & Vancouver
http://marktremonti.com/tour/the-tour

Carley Ray Jepsen calls on Tom Hanks & Justin Bieber to be in new video
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/carly-rae-jepsen-enlists-tom-hanks-justin-bieber-for-new-video-20150307#ixzz3TiqyPeMm

M.I.A. (rapper) releases new song
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/m-i-a-drops-surprise-new-song-can-see-can-do-20150307#ixzz3Tj6lAEz2

I don’t mind Weezer I didn’t realize they had so many hits. I only have one of their CDs.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/m-i-a-drops-surprise-new-song-can-see-can-do-20150307#ixzz3Tj6lAEz2

21 year old Toronto Blue Jay pitcher lives in a 1978 VW van, not down by the river, behind a Walmart!
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mlb-player-daniel-norris-lives-in-a-van-behind-florida-wal-mart/

10 unforgettable on stage moments
http://loudwire.com/10-unforgettable-onstage-reunions/?fb0003

Mitch & I heard this as young kids on the way to the lake. WHAT WERE MY PARENTS THINKING!!!!????? My dad is/was a big fan of Jimmy!

They must have skipped past this song it really doesn’t ring a bell. These 2 do though.

People that smoke weed need an anthem

So do people like me that consume alcohol

Elka got me hooked on Ed Sheeran of course. I don’t drink to the point I’m drunk 2 is enough for me. Not for Elka though.

“Them Crooked Vultures” are already a super group Dave Grohl on drums, John Paul Jones on bass (Led Zeppelin) & Joshua Homme on guitar & vocals (Queens of the Stone Age). If you add Ian Thornley on lead guitar & Myles Kennedy on vocals (Mayfield Four/Alter Bridge/Slash) there’s my top 3 musicians. Dave Grohl, Ian Thornley & Myles Kennedy.

Zakk Wylde’s favourite Ozzy Osbourne story. Only 1?????
http://loudwire.com/zakk-wylde-hilarious-ozzy-osbourne-story-exclusive-video/?fb04

Soundgarden albums ranked worst to best. It’s not a competition!
http://diffuser.fm/soundgarden-worst-to-best/?fblw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_zzCLLRvE This not on my favourite album. It is on Loud Wire’s #1

I would expect radiation & chemo to not be a good time? Sounds like Bruce Dickinson’s doing fine though?
http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-bruce-dickinson-considerable-pain/?fb02

Kanye West must listen to a PILE of Beyonce on “Spotify”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beyonce-rihanna-top-spotifys-favorite-female-artists-lists-20150308#ixzz3TniikSym

Chris Hemsworth on SNL, 3 skits
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/chris-hemsworth-on-snl-3-sketches-you-have-to-see-20150308#ixzz3TnxDNWZn

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden lead vocals) joins Zac Brown Band on SNL
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-zac-brown-band-bring-homegrown-country-and-chris-cornell-to-snl-20150308#ixzz3ToMWrjq6

Rick Neilson of “Cheap Trick” is auctioning his guitars
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/cheap-tricks-rick-nielsen-auctioning-off-his-guitars-20150308#ixzz3ToLo1OCs

Metallica mashed up with Hall & Oates?
http://loudwire.com/metallica-enter-sandman-hall-oates-i-cant-go-for-that-mashup/

Jeff Ament of “Pearl Jam” to help fund skate park
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jams-jeff-ament-to-help-fund-montana-skateboard-park-20150308#ixzz3TpBkSI8C

Eddie Vedder of “Pearl Jam” live! Acoustic!

What the artists made playing at the original Woodstock. Jimi Hendrix made the most at $18,000
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/heres-how-much-each-artist-earned-from-playing-woodstock/

Fantastic metal album from the province of Quebec! Article/review on 4th/most recent album
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/the_agonist/eye_of_providence/index.html

Songs I like. “Bush” or “Bush X” as they were known as for a while in Canada.

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog or http://www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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