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I fell asleep to “Rush” the album “Counterparts”

 

I exercised to “Stone Temple Pilots” the album “Core”

 

I ended up spending most of Sunday on the computer again.  If there are any double files, I give up.

I miss my hobbies.  I loved playing & singing in a rock band, something I always wanted to do after I graduated high school.  I was always a singer by default, since I could carry a tune & I didn’t own a guitar until I was 21.  Practicing my guitar now is not fun for me.  My brain knows what to do, but my left (fret board hand) refuses to listen to me.  So after maybe 10 minutes, I get more than frustrated.  Since there’s no baseball on at the moment, I should really hunker down & get 1 of my guitars & really work on it.

As with most things, I never really practiced guitar or singing.  In my head I’d say “Ah, good enough”.  I did get a bit better with each rehearsal or show.  I never really sat down & focused on singing or playing.  I guess there were a couple times I’d check out a song I liked, learn the meat & potatoes of it in 30 minutes & leave it at that.  I learned these songs pretty well though….

The guitar part sounds much more difficult than it sounds.

This along with the entire 2nd album by Foo Fighters & some of their 1st, 3rd, & 4th album.  I guess their 5th album too.  Then they were far too difficult to play & sing at the same time.  I also learned a few other songs on my own…….

I was good enough to fill in for Chris Messer’s band “Left Foot Louie” who played polkas, country, & rock as the older crowd were calling it a night.  When Chis asked me to fill in for Tyler, I had one issue.  “OK but, you have to do the leads & difficult stuff.  I can’t do that stuff.”

I practiced once with Tyler Wanner, Corey McDonald & David Kliman.  I was impressed that Tyler was impressed that I could play “Slither” by Velvet Revolver & sing it also.  How could I not be impressed?  He listened to the solo twice & knew it!  BLEW MY MIND!

Check out this documentary about hired musicians who play whatever is needed on an album or tour with big name musicians like Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, etc.  It’s called “Hired Guns” on Netflix.

 

I am a U2 fan.  I’m still deliberating if I should purchase their new album?  However I’m leaning further to saying yes to the dress/album.  Oh, how Kim loves her TLC.  Yet, I’ve learned nothing.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-u2-seal-eighth-number-one-with-songs-of-experience-w513711

 

I never really anticipated a new “System of a Down” album

 

Lead singer, Josh Homme, of Queens of the Stone Age, kicked & injured a photographer during a recent show.

http://loudwire.com/josh-homme-kicks-photographer-face-queens-of-the-stone-age-show/

 

Will this have any effect on my issue with iTunes at the moment?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-acquires-music-recognition-app-shazam-w513797

 

Why do the Toronto Blue Jays have to wait for somebody else to make the first move?  The home run leader from last year just got traded to the N.Y. Yankees, & they’re in the same division.  The Yankees just added a 59 home run hitter to their lineup, move!  If nothing happens, say “Goodbye” to most of your ticket buyers, then sell the team that nobody will want.  They have needs not wants.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-dont-feel-pressured-rush-deal-weak-starting-market/

If the Blue Jays can dump Troy Tulowitzki at short stop & get Machado to join the team at short stop, I’m all in.  I wouldn’t let Josh Donaldson go if possible, he’s a late bloomer, & a good one!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/machado-rumours-profound-implications-donaldson-blue-jays/

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Thursday nothing but stretching & TV. Friday more of the same with a progressive metal show in the evening to kick off the long weekend! The show was really good. I haven’t been to the Exchange in quite a while. There’s somewhat of a metal scene there. We don’t all know everyone’s name but you go in there & recognize around 50% of the people at least! Great show & fun times! Sound was really good also! I can’t imagine doing sound for an opening death metal band, but it sounded very good! 3 bands for $10, good deal! I’m getting old though. The concert ended around midnight, I was tired, WAY past my bedtime!!! It was “Third Ion’s” album release show, really good progressive metal group!!!!!!

Saturday we went to my parents place for supper & to say goodbye to my cousin & uncle back to Winnipeg as of Sunday morning. We stayed there until around 11:00 pm. Staying out past 10:30 pm makes me tired.

Because of staying out so late, I planted myself on the couch to watch The Toronto Blue Jays fall back into 2nd place in their division. The funniest thing this weekend has been that the Blue Jay scored 6 runs in their game Friday night, & the Roughriders scored 3 points Friday night. The baseball team scored more than the football team! Hahahahahaha!

I think Kim is “Superwoman”, she’s more than amazing. Monday thus far has been Murphy’s Law since I went to shower. Kim’s probably sating to herself “That idiot” & she would be right in doing so. Knock on wood, I have yet to fall today!

Stranger Things” on Netflix is REALLY good. It’s a show based in 1983, a group of kids are playing a game & their friend disappears in the first episode & it goes on from there. 8 50 minute episodes & I really hope there’s a 2nd season! Yes I binge watched the last 4 episodes today, Thursday.

Too bad this isn’t the theme song….

I highly recommend “The Ranch” on Netflix starring Ashton Kutcher & Danny Masterson. This show is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!! LANGUAGE!!!!!

Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine drummer, wishes Bill Ward, Black Sabbath drummer, had played on the recent album “13”

http://loudwire.com/brad-wilk-playing-black-sabbaths-13-wish-could-been-bill-ward/

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-hip-hops-new-activist-era-w431275

Now white people are being stereotyped by black people, nowhere near the extent that black people suffered though!!!

….I want it now….”

Lars Ulrich with new Metallica book

http://loudwire.com/watch-lars-ulrich-metallica-back-to-the-front-book/

Lamb of God bassist John Campbell interview

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/lamb_of_god-on_exclaim_tv_aggressive_tendencies

I really like Trivium & Matt Heafy is singing on this track, I can’t see myself listening to this much if I were to purchase it?

It’s Friday, I think I’ll take it easy today…………………..again.

Sevendust are too much miss & hit for me. I’ve already passed on going to this show when it was first announced.

http://loudwire.com/sevendust-fall-2016-tour-crobot/

I’d like to see “Suicide Squad”! “One Week”, August 5th

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/margot-robbie-on-acting-with-suicide-squad-co-star/413544?utm_campaign=nme-29th-july-29-07-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

UFC leader, Dana White, on Jimmy Kimmel, regarding his speech at the RNC

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/dana-white-on-speaking-at-republican-national-convention-w431663

I forgot, The Agonist have an album recorded that could pop up in the next couple of months?

A live review of The Watchmen. Their albums are fantastic & seeing them live is even better

http://steponmagazine.com/the-watchmen-life-in-stereo-live-review/

If you’re a Tool fan, kind of the same deal with The Watchmen. No they don’t sound similar in any way. The albums are absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Seeing them live is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you’re waiting for Tool, here’s what their web master has to say….

http://loudwire.com/tool-grinding-away-new-material-four-days-a-week/

More news about Netflix “Making a Murderer”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/steven-avery-case-recreated-in-murder-made-me-famous-w431749 Video inside the link

How to stream “Lollapalooza” from the comfort of your………………where ever!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/how-to-stream-lollapalooza-all-weekend-w431221

How to stream “Iron Maiden” at the “Wacken Festival” in Germany.

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-live-stream-wacken-open-air-2016/

Season 8 is the series finale of “Game of Thrones”. We have the first 3 seasons on DVD, we both lost interest after 3 episodes into the 2nd season.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/hbo-confirms-season-8-of-game-of-thrones-is-series-last-w431820

The “Tool” facebook page just barfed out 5 or 6 previous videos, doesn’t mean anything to me?

9 years ago Five Finger Death Punch released their debut album

http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-the-way-of-the-fist-album-anniversary/

Well that’s www.loudwire.com view.

http://loudwire.com/top-metal-bands-of-all-time/?fb31#photogallery-1=1

Clutch shared it….

Donald J. Trump is “Christian” not Christian watch the movie Red State by Kevin Smith. A God does not tell the followers to kill. A God accepts people for who they are! Some where along the way people have not fully understood their religion’s Bible?

There’s a big difference between “Christian” & Christian or “Muslim” & Muslim! Extremist & Religious are two very different things!!!

Fans watch the band preform, idiots try to be a part of the show. Fans have their space, musicians have the stage!!!! Yep, LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/11-rockers-kicking-fans-off-the-stage/

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver CENSORED LANGUAGE!!!

The Orlando night club has re-opened!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/pulse-owners-orlando-nightclub-to-reopen-as-memorial-site-w431919

Opeth article regarding the upcoming album

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/opeth-on-how-romantic-mindf–ks-obscure-prog-inspired-new-lp-w431901

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhqijfqecvA

Sorry, apparently they don’t want people to promote their new song? That’s all I can do for now.

I guess the “Lollapalooza” festival happened over the weekend. Here are the highlights.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/lollapalooza-2016-25-best-things-we-saw-w431767

If those were the highlights, I’m glad I live in the middle of nowhere! I do like “The 1975” though!

10 movies & TV shows to stream in August or go outside if you enjoy the heat

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/10-best-movies-and-tv-shows-to-stream-in-august-w430888

I recommend the TV show “Stranger Things” on Netflix!!!!

Foo Fighters albums ranked

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-albums-ranked/?fb01

Soundgarden shared it…..

Stranger Things” on Netflix!!!!!!!!!! I’m waiting anxiously for the 2nd season!!!!!!!!!!! Mix Tape soundtrack from the first season. A show based in 1983!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/dj-yoda-taps-smiths-clash-for-stranger-things-mixtape-w431997

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Bye,


Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

“THE GOOD OLE’ HOCKEY GAME”

I fell asleep to “Dream Theater” the new album “The Astonishing” a 34 song album?

I exercised to “The 1975” the album “The 1975” a 39 song album?

The NHL has become a terrible mess, & it just keeps going downhill. It’s very apparent to me that the commissioner has lost total control of the league. Does anyone know of fans in Tampa Bay, Phoenix, Nashville, Dallas, or even L.A.? He’s not responsible for all of these cities having teams. I have a hard time believing they can attract enough fans to a single game to merit the fact they generate enough money for the league. Now there’s whispers of a team in Las Vegas? Yeah, that worked out fantastic with there being a CFL team down there in the ’90s. I think most Canadians could do with fewer teams & some rule changes to boost offense, & less fighting. I personally would like to see NHL hockey pre New Jersey Devils’ neutral zone trap defense. NHL from the ’80s & very early ’90s.

I watch “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCowen” everyday. He said that someone he knew offered box seats to numerous clients. Your own food, drinks, & washroom for FREE! The guy couldn’t give away free tickets to a Toronto Maple Leafs game & Toronto is where the hockey die hard fans live! That’s how bad it is in Toronto. I’ve never been to a regular season hockey game & right now that’s fine. Since the strike/lock out I’ve probably watched less than a full hockey game on TV. I’ve seen portions of probably 6 games since 2014? I miss NHL hockey from way back when, & nobody will come remotely close to Wayne Gretzky’s records for quite a while. Ah, when hockey was good!

Only a 20 game suspension for this?????? If I were dishing out the punishment it would be a lifetime ban from the NHL!!!! This is why I don’t watch hockey. Coach, maybe control your players?

I keep thinking I should get this album, I’m just not sure I’d listen to it much?

“Walk off the Earth” shared it. Other than my dad I don’t know of any other fans of their’s. I think just my dad & I are alone in this?

“Rock on the Range” announces line-up

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/rock-on-the-range-announces-lineup-and-activity-additions.html

“Wedding Dates” trailer

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-zac-efron-adam-devine-get-raunchy-in-wedding-dates-trailer-20160208

This is a band on the rise. Why? I’ll never understand?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/arcade-fire-perform-here-comes-the-night-time-in-haiti-watch/

Nice grab Vanessa McCubbing!

In Saskatchewan “Corrosion of Conformity”, “Clutch”, & headliner “Lamb of God”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/lamb-of-god-announce-headlining-tour-with-support-from-clutch-and-corrosion-of-conformity.html

You said “Five Finger Death Punch” & “Disturbed”. I wasn’t planning on going anyways. I’m not into those bands. I liked “Disturbed” first two albums at the time in my early to mid 20s. Couldn’t really get into “Five Finger Death Punch”

http://loudwire.com/rock-usa-festival-five-finger-death-punch-slipknot-alice-in-chains-disturbed/

“R.H.C.P.” play ‘Aeroplane’ live for the first time in 20 years

http://diffuser.fm/red-hot-chili-peppers-aeroplane/?fblw

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“Macklemore” on Stephen Colbert

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-macklemore-give-mic-to-white-privilege-black-poets-on-colbert-20160209

Enter a contest to win a “Black Sabbath” prize

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/enter-to-win-a-black-sabbath-prize-pack.html

10 vocalists that sound like movie monsters. “Extreme Metal”, not for me.

http://loudwire.com/10-vocalists-who-sound-like-classic-movie-monsters/

“Revolver Magazine” featuring an article with Cristina Scabbia from “Lacuna Coil” from Italy

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/new-revolver-featuring-lacuna-coils-cristina-scabbia-hits-stands.html

“Echosmith”

https://lntv.com/en_us/video/from-living-room-gigs-to-wall-street-on-tour-with-echosmith

I’ve never really listened to “Jimi Hendrix” but I do like “Prince”

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/prince-considering-live-performance-of-jimi-hendrix-covers/

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“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WORLD OF CONFUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve bought 3 “Volbeat” albums on iTunes & never listen to them.

http://loudwire.com/volbeat-part-ways-bassist-anders-kjolholm/

Friday’s Rock It Out Blog

POSSIBLE LANGUAGE! Haven’t watched the entire show yet.

Terrorist attack in Paris.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eagles-of-death-metal-paris-explosion-20151113

I guess it doesn’t matter where you live…………….no one’s truly “safe”! None of this was even thought of in the early 1990s, now there’s stuff like this all of the time. I don’t know when so many people snapped & thought killing people was cool?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/foo-fighters-cancel-european-tour-following-paris-terrorist-attack/

“Eagles of Death Metal” lost their merchandise vendor, due to the attacks in Paris

http://loudwire.com/nick-alexander-eagles-of-death-metal-merch-guy-dies-paris-terrorist-attack/

I do music stuff, but let’s talk about whoever was responsible for the attacks in Paris. Does nobody have an inner voice of reason, or just voices in their head saying “Kill, hurt, destruct EVERYTHING & EVERYBODY”? Why do it in the first place?

They’re gonna kill hundreds of people & likely get caught or kill themselves? If they want to die, what good is it taking innocent people with you?

It feels now like I need to wear bullet proof everything before I leave my house? I was born in 1980, I’d never heard the words ISIS or Al Queda? Even my spell check doesn’t know the word “Queda”?!? This is one screwed up world! I’m not even safe in my own home? You stay in your country & do your thing, I’ll be here doing my thing. A Jihad/Holy War? This isn’t a “Holy War”? It’s just a stupid war that won’t solve anything you’ve set out to prove! Killing hundreds/thousands of innocent people is dumb & useless!

Saturday we spent the day with Corey & Jolene’s cute kiddo 2 year old Hannah! Paint, colouring, stickers, snack & a nap. Then baking cookies with “Auntie” Kim, followed by pizza for supper with Jolene here. The nap was for Hannah, not Kim or I. All I hear in my head now is Elmo’s voice.

More concert cancellations in France.

http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-papa-roach-motorhead-sunday-show-cancellations-france/

Even SNL weighed in on the attacks on Paris. This could become an every week opening at the rate this world is going? Sounds like a near future WW3 possibly in the near future?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-saturday-night-lives-poignant-paris-cold-open-20151115#ixzz3rZTzM0k7

Muse tour dates including the typical Canadian tour, Toronto, Montreal, Québec (that’s new), & Vancouver. Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Labrador, The Maritimes, & the Territories, meh. “We’ll hit 3 provinces & call it a World tour. Everybody else does it?”

http://muse.mu/tour-dates.htm?pg=1

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister singer) gets on stage with Barenaked Ladies to play Twisted Sister’s big hit. LANGUAGE AT THE START!!!

Songs I like, “Tom Petty”. Only one Greatest Hits album that I added a few songs to from a CD I had.

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“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris

MUSIC VIDEOS?

Why does a band even have to make them anymore? MTV, Much Music, VH1, etc. don’t play music videos 24 hours a day anymore. I know Much Music plays 1 hour a day of just music videos. So why does anybody have to make a music video? Unless you go to www.youtube.com, a Facebook page, or a website, there is a good chance you won’t see it?

What were we up to this weekend? Gerry came down from Saskatoon for his birthday. So on Saturday we went to James & Sherry’s place in the late afternoon, then Brewsters East for dinner, then back here to our place for a few beverages & a visit until 1:00am or so? Sunday, Kim went out for groceries while I watched baseball. We had supper then watched a few episodes of Scandal, 4 episodes left of the 2nd season.

I forgot to turn on the stereo for my workout. I was part way through my workout & then realized it was quiet. “Ah, the remote’s way over there. It can stay there!”. I did make a fruit/vegetable smoothie after though. I just wash & cut up what’s needed then toss it in our Vitamix blender, that usually lasts me 3 or 4 days. My kitchen music was “Dream Theater’s” ‘Awake’ album.

I’m not on a diet. I exercise & watch what I eat. If we go out for a meal on the weekend, I MAKE IT COUNT! If I’m watching baseball or the CFL I have a beer or 2 that’s all, usually it’s water, cranberry juice or black coffee & small amounts of alcohol on “the weekend”.

I still have a list of 4 albums that should be coming out this year yet no release dates at the moment. Tool, I have no idea about, it will be released when it’s done, I’m not holding my breath on that one. Coheed & Cambria will be released October 16th but I’m waiting to hear the iTunes preview before I grab it. LANGUAGE!!!

Stephen Colbert’s Top 5

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/top-5-tv-colberts-late-show-begins-key-peele-ends-20150913

Jack White vs. The Black Keys? I’m not a fan of either, but really a feud between musicians? Does either one need press at the moment?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/jack-white-the-black-keys-patrick-carney-fight/

Bobby Brown gives first interview since Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death in July

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bobby-brown-gives-first-interview-since-bobbi-kristinas-death-20150914

I’ll take Iron Maiden over Five Finger Death Punch any day

http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-iron-maiden-top-5-billboard-200-album-chart/

He records this with throat cancer?

Breaking Benjamin new video. Sorry peeps, I’m not a fan of them either

http://loudwire.com/breaking-benjamin-angels-fall-video/

Pentatonix new video. Song on the album release October 16th. Sorry I do have this album on preorder as well as October 2nd releases “Clutch” & “Trivium”

The Agonist will be in the Exchange on Thursday night. If it wasn’t a week day, I’d go!

Big Wreck shared a tune on facebook, here it is…..

“Ghost” has a new video. Never heard of them & I’m pretty sure I don’t need to again.

http://loudwire.com/ghost-from-the-pinnacle-to-the-pit-video/

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. “The Pretty Reckless” fairly new band for me. They only have 2 albums out that I know of. WARNING!!! LANGUAGE & OTHER R-RATED IMAGERY.

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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

OFFENSIVE MUSIC

Kim threw out her back yesterday? She took some Tylenol when she came home yesterday. She’s home today since she can’t really move. She’s in bed at the moment.

Yes, I grabbed the new “Lamb of God” album last night to listen to while going to sleep. I fell asleep too fast only heard half of the album. I’ll let you know that the firs 5 songs are REALLY good for fans of “As the Palaces Burn”, “Ashes of the Wake”, & “Sacrament”, as for the rest of the album I’ll tell you more next week.

The music I listen to can be very offensive to others, & I get that. That’s why I don’t force my music to be played here on the stereo when Kim is home unless it’s something we both like or if it’s “….my birthday…..”

Rap music is my Kryptonite If it’s not “Beastie Boys” I’m out! Yes I like Bicardi rum!

For me most country music & rap music aren’t for me, slightly offensive. I don’t go to football games for the music. I say just play country music & 75% of the crowd will love it. Yes, more country music, I can tolerate it, it won’t make my ears bleed……………..much.

I forgot, I fell on Thursday doing my yoga. Not the first time & likely not the last.

Can we talk about wussy baseball players for a second? Good, thank you! There was a day game in Oakland yesterday. Blue Jays SS (Short Stop) had a ball thrown from the outfield. It bounced twice. Once on the ground, & once on the base runners back into Jose Reyes’ teeth, he left the game. Why?How many times have I blocked a ground ball with my chest, have a ball hit my head while at bat with a batting helmet on, etc. Just suck it up & maybe EARN the multi million dollar pay check to play a game? I’ve taken a baseball to the mouth before, no blood, stay in the game. I’ve left a game twice with an injury. Stretched tendons in my knee after colliding with a 1B player, & running flat out into foul ground to catch a pop up then two steps later running into a chain link fence, bending the top about a foot while getting a bruise, winded, & possibly some cracked ribs? If you’re being paid millions of dollars to play a game, suck it up & get on the playing surface Especially baseball, a baseball won’t hurt you unless you let it! Play the ball, don’t let the ball play you. I’m pretty sure one of my coaches said that.

Mumford & Sons music video

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mumford-sons-saddle-up-in-rousing-ditmas-video-20150723

Halestorm atop mainstream rock

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6641749/halestorm-ties-record-mainstream-rock-songs

Teenage Time Killers’ album lineup!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/dave-grohl-pat-smear-nick-oliveri-supergroup-teenage-time-killers-stream-debut-album-listen/

Out Friday, July 31st

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/greatest-hits-vol.-1/id987153266

The link says it all. Not a big deal to me,since I’m not that into them.

http://loudwire.com/who-should-be-avenged-sevenfold-next-drummer/

25 year anniversary of Pantera’s “Cowboys From Hell” album. LANGUAGE!!! One F-Bomb

http://loudwire.com/panteras-cowboys-from-hell-musicians-celebrate-25th-anniversary/

Jimmy Fallon’s Madison Square Garden experience with U2

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/fallon-explains-hilarious-u2-stage-cameo-it-almost-didnt-happen-20150724

New Prince album announced!! How did I become a fan of Prince? I couldn’t tell you?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/prince-announces-the-hit-run-album/

Paramore’s Hayley Williams gets an award. I’m old, I knew 2 groups out of 6, & only her name.

Hulk Hogan fired by WWE. I haven’t watched any type of wrestling in decades. I did practice with the wrestling team early on in high school though.

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/hulk-hogan-fired-by-wwe-over-racial-tirade-20150724

Why would he want to play the roll of almost every Star Wars fan’s most unliked character?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/michael-jackson-wanted-to-play-jar-jar-binks-in-star-wars-20150724

Disturbed are still kickin’ around

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-lyric-video-immortalized-title-track/

Bono launches his own brand on sunglasses

http://www.nme.com/news/u2/87111?utm_campaign=nme-july-24-24-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Neil Young thinks he can change the world by taking on Monsanto

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/monsanto-fires-back-at-neil-young-over-new-documentary-20150724

I guess his “free world” doesn’t allow him to grow any of his food? I’m pro GMO, I’m cool if you aren’t ONLY IF you grow you grow your fruit & vegetables in your garden, if not, you do a scientific study & prove that 60% are wrong.

Watch the results from the audience after the debate , 32% pro, 30% against & 38% undecided before the debate, between scientists. After the debate 60% pro, 31% against, 9% undecided. I don’t vote, so I can’t complain, until you’re growing your food in your garden the way you want, what gives you the right to complain? It’s hard to argue with 1000s of scientific studies that result in favour of using GMOs. I guess the scientists keep getting it wrong?

Layne Staley, Alice in Chains, was offered the singing duties for “Audioslave” before he passed away from a heroin over dose. Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, got the job.

http://loudwire.com/alice-in-chains-layne-staley-audioslave/

How “The Yardbirds” revolutionized rock.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/how-the-yardbirds-revolutionized-rock-live-on-the-bbc-20150724

Wolf Gang Van Halen article/interview about studio work with Mark Tremonti

http://www.bassguitarmagazine.com/interviews/studio-talk-wolfgang-van-halen/

Weezer spoof Tinder in new video

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-weezer-explore-tinder-like-app-in-goofy-go-away-video-20150724

Stream the new “Finger Eleven” album

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/premiere-album-stream-finger-eleven-five-crooked-lines

Coheed & Cambria’s house renters turn home in to an illegal grow op

http://loudwire.com/coheed-and-cambria-frontman-renters-turned-house-into-an-illegal-pot-farm/

Radiohead did different stuff no one really thought of with guitar. Somebody else will pop up & possibly do something different too?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/billy-corgan-says-radiohead-is-the-last-band-that-really-did-anything-new-with-the-guitar/

New Janet Jackson video

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-janet-jackson-burn-midnight-oil-in-no-sleeep-video-20150724

Five Finger Death Punch? Not for me thanks.

http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-sept-4-release-got-your-six-new-song-hell-to-pay/

LANGUAGE!!!

Big Wreck shared it…

Today’s Rock It Out Blog

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/rock-it-out-blog-the-worlds-most-dangerous-reunion/

Songs I like. “Melissa Auf Der Maur” the red headed bass player for Hole then The Smashing Pumpkins. She released 2 solo albums, one of them you will not find.

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Bye,

Chris