I LIKE THE MUSIC INFO!  I’LL KEEP IT AT THE END, IF YOU DON’T WANT IT SKIP IT

If you like it, please share & subscribe?  If you don’t please give me feedback as to what would improve it for you?  I can’t please everyone but I can try.

Nice!  This site had 10 viewings by 7 people from Canada & the USA.  Please keep sharing people!  On Facebook we hit 89.  I can’t tell who is reading this but thank you.  As for who I see reading it on the website, all I see is the country & how many people from that country have viewed it.  If you’ve subscribed with your email I can see that as well.

I don’t want to overload you with links, pick what you want to know about & feel free to skip the other stuff.  The www.youtube.com links are there for a point of reference if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Don’t feel as though you have to open every link.

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

I fell asleep to “Green Day” the album “Dookie”, followed by “Wide Mouth Mason” their S/T album

I stretched to “The Watchmen” their 3rd album “Brand New Day”

 

I was ready Monday to do my exercise but after 300 crunches I knew to lay off.  My legs were getting sore.  I figure this should be a week of stretching only.  This leg/hip problem is really annoying & preventing me from doing what I’d like to do.  I was told by one of my doctors not to lay on my right side, so I didn’t.  After a while of sleeping on my left side, I woke up, stood up to get in my wheelchair & it felt as though I had a bruise on my left hip.  Now I can sleep on my back & somewhat on my right side.  This week will be stretching & guitar along with Blue Jay baseball!

I was going to do some pushups from my knees on Monday, then I realized I gave myself a large gash on my knee from crawling around.  It looks like I had knee surgery, far worse than it really is.  Didn’t really hurt ever, it just looks horrible.

I think I’ll continue the music/movie news.  I like it, stuff I’d like to know.  If all you want is surviving cancer news I’ll keep it at the top here.  If you want the pop culture stuff, I’ll put it below.  Like I said, the www.youtube.com links are just for reference if you don’t know who or what I’m talking about, you don’t need to play the entire clip.

As for this week, I’ll be practicing the song by “Clutch” & the song by “Foo Fighters”

 

This Barenaked Ladies medley of cover songs was too good not to share.

 

Corey Taylor of Stone Sour discusses new album coming in June!  LANGUAGE!!!!

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-stone-sour-hydrograd-album/

Same thing every artist says about a new album.  Have you ever heard a musician say, “Yeah, the new album’s OK I guess”.

 

Monday’s Tonight Show.  Lip Sync battle Shaq vs. Jimmy

 

Metallica originator Lars Ulrich discusses his longtime friendship with singer James Hetfield

http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-relationship-james-hetfield-best-its-been-its-called-growing-up/

 

Dave Grohl’s mom, Virginia Grohl, about mothers who have “Rock Star” children

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-grohls-mother-talks-new-book-on-fellow-rock-moms-w474773

 

Yep, Bryan Adams, Johnny Reid, & Our Lady Peace set to play the new Mosaic Stadium on May 27th.

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/bryan-adams-to-play-new-mosaic-stadium-on-may-27

 

Facebook is quite slow for news I’d like to share.  There won’t be a ton of links on here anyways.

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

THE WAKE UP CALL!

If you like it, please share & subscribe?  If you don’t please give me feedback as to what would improve it for you?  I can’t please everyone but I can try.

Nice!  This site had 3 viewings by people 3 from Canada.  Please keep sharing people!  On Facebook we hit 94.  I can’t tell who is reading this but thank you.  As for who I see reading it on the website, all I see is the country & how many people from that country have viewed it.  If you’ve subscribed with your email I can see that as well.

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

I fell asleep to “Diemonds” 2/3 albums I own on shuffle “The Bad Pack” & “Never Wanna Die” got up go to the washroom, came back & to “Megadeth” the album “Dystopia”

I exercised to “Blameshift” 2 Eps & a full length album on shuffle, washed dishes to “Ed Sheeran” all 3 albums on shuffle.

Don’t feel as though you have to open every link.

I’m dumb!  Largest understatement I’ve made in the last 10 minutes, I’ve been watching CNN.  It took stage 4 brain cancer for me to wake up & start taking care of myself.  The photo of 2 guitar players on stage is of my brother & I.  I’m the guy in a white T-Shirt.  That’s me at my heaviest 265lbs, no I don’t look that heavy, doesn’t mean it’s OK though.  I haven’t weighed myself lately.  I did about 6 months ago & I was 233.  I went into the hospital at 265 & ballooned to probably close to 300?  I’m lighter at 233 than I’ve ever been in my adult life.  The only problem is ALL off my weight went to my stomach.  I have T-Shirts that don’t fit over my stomach.  I may have to have a serious discussion with my stomach.  At least I’ve smartened up & eat healthier now, & 3 drinks are more than enough Friday or Saturday.  Before I was sick it was outrageous!  8 or 9 drinks minimum on Friday & repeat on Saturday.  I really don’t miss those days, I’m a morning person now.  I like to get up & get stuff done!  Then I’ll sit on my butt & relax, & if the Blue Jays are on TV, don’t even pretend that I hear you!  Hahahahahhahaha!

 

Soundgarden shared it……..

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video

 

Top 10 underrated drummers, not the best but UNDERRATED.  In my opinion the best famous drummer alive has got to be Neil Peart of Rush, but that’s just me.

 

Ryan Reynolds is EVERYWHERE since “Deadpool”.  I swear I’ve seen that movie minimum 12 times.  Here he is in a skit on Stephen Colbert!  “Deadpool 2” is out next year!!!!

 

Here’s the 3 day Lollapalooza lineup.  Muse is on my bucket list, they have been for quite a while.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/arcade-fire-chance-the-rapper-lorde-lead-lollapalooza-w473200

 

Front man, Myles Kennedy, of Alter Bridge article regarding “The Last Hero” album & what it means to the current state of American politics.

http://themusic.com.au/interviews/all/2017/03/22/alter-bridge-myles-kennedy-brendan-crabb

 

Green Day on Colbert & Weezer on Kimmel.

http://loudwire.com/green-day-god-approved-weezer-sunny-disposition-late-night-performances/

 

Songs I just wanted to play, & a few more when I filled in for a friend.  Pretty much anything guitar & vocal wise I could do other than solos.

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

P.S.  No blog on Friday, morning televised spring training baseball.  April is right around the corner!!!!!!

HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY

If you like it, please share & subscribe?  If you don’t please give me feedback as to what would improve it for you?  I can’t please everyone but I can try.

Nice!  This site had viewings in Canada, Norway, & the USA.  Please keep sharing people!  On Facebook we hit 89.  I can’t tell who is reading this but thank you.  As for who I see reading it on the website, all I see is the country & how many people from that country have viewed it.  If you’ve subscribed with your email I can see that as well.

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

I fell asleep to “Radiohead” the album “OK Computer” followed by “Lamb of God” the album “Sacrament”

Don’t feel as though you need to open every link.

I hope you all have fun tonight & get home safe!  No drinks for me.  I’m on some powerful muscle relaxants for my annoying nerve.  A few days after I was in the WRC they put on a “happy hour” for the residents.  I went to it.  I’m on multiple pills 3 times a day & I’m not supposed to drink then they turn around & have one of the nurse’s hand out 2 free drinks to anyone?  Holy mixed messages Batman? I don’t remember if I was able to drink anything at the time.  I couldn’t drink anything for quite a while.  My water & food came through IV for a few years.  My IV was full of a liquid called TPN.  I think it was 2010 that I was able to drink through a straw.  Even beer.  You don’t see that “every day”.

Yeah, I saw my chiropractor yesterday.  My dad took me.  I left here before 2:00 pm, then stayed at my parents’ house until after supper.  Kim had a hair appointment & wasn’t going to be home until 8:00pm or so.  Mom sent home some supper for her.

The chiropractor said it moved really well yesterday, & first did a lot of work on my ribs that had moved.  It feels REALLY good now.  He told me to gradually work into a not so demanding exercise & to keep up with my stretches.  So I did today.  Stretches, 100 crunches & 20 pushups.  As far as the leg exercises go, I plan to do them once everything feels 100% better.  Better safe than sorry.

My routine at the moment is slightly wonky, with my nerve being stubborn.  I get up & get ready at 7:00am.  By the time I do that, & pour a cup of coffee it’s near 7:30.  I watch 2 of the 3 late night talk shows I record, then CNN…………….& I laugh about not having a leader who thinks he can do whatever he wants.  I think I see Sean Spicer flapping his lips, trying to spin a quote from Trump, more often than I see Kim?  I can just imagine how he feels when his alarm goes off.  “Ah, what am I gonna have to spin today.  Wait I’ll check twitter”

 

Princes “New Power Generation” band has some tour dates coming up.  Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/princes-new-power-generation-band-reunites-for-tour-w472524

 

The new Green Day isn’t too shabby!

http://loudwire.com/green-day-brooklyn-2017-exclusive-photos/

 

Comedian, Tracy Ullman, points out sexist double standard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tracey-ullman-gives-men-a-taste-of-the-worlds-ugliest-double-standard_us_58c60992e4b054a0ea6b6b53?

 

The “Radiohead” album “OK Computer” is & always has been considered one of the most important albums of all time.  The really cool thing was they wrote it while on tour for the album “The Bends” in the late 1990s & Foo Fighters were opening for them.  Foo Fighters would do a 10:00 minute sound check, then Radiohead would do a 2 hour sound check arguing about how to arrange the songs.  Go to 15:12 in the video to hear FF drummer Taylor Hawkins talk about opening for Supergrass & Radiohead way back when.

LANGUAGE^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I have Supergrass’ greatest hits album, on CD.

 

“Weird” Al details his next LP with his 8 bit video game music video.  All for his box set “Squeeze the Box”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/weird-al-yankovic-details-medium-rarities-with-new-video-w472577

My, this is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

New lyric video from Linkin Park

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-lyric-video-battle-symphony/

 

Expected/anticipated hard rock & metal releases for 2017.  A lot of I don’t know, I don’t really care, I don’t think so, a few I can’t wait, & if there’s a new A Perfect Circle being released, we can wait even longer for the next Tool release.  Maynard probably won’t sing on 2 different albums then he’s supposed to tour with A Perfect Circle.  All of this while maintaining a vineyard?

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-lyric-video-battle-symphony/#photogallery-1=1

 

Songs I’ve performed with the handful, 3, groups.

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

P.S. Sorry, yesterday’s post was brief.  Facebook was eerily quiet & I didn’t have much to say.

STUPID NERVE……………….STILL?!?!

Feedback is more than welcome!

Share it, share it, & share it some more & please subscribe.  Remember, any questions or comments are always welcome!

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

I fell asleep to “Halestorm” their 3 Eps of cover songs 6 songs on each EP.

Don’t feel as though you have to click on every link.

Being at home while doing nothing but stretching, being limited as to what you can do with a pinched nerve is OK for about a few days or a week, but 2 months is WAY too long.  I’m bored though, I would like to do something productive & when I try to do something I go “Rrrrrrrrrright, that’s why I can’t do this!”  I don’t remember what it was like out of my rehabilitation center, but I don’t think it was this awkward?  I’ve been sitting around doing just about nothing for around 2 months other than very light exercise & stretching.  We’ve got my referral to a physio therapist, were just waiting for them to call when they have an opening.  I’m OK until I stand, then after about 5 seconds of standing everything tightens up.  My foot starts to tingle, the back of my knee gets sore, my calf gets very sore, & my butt cheek gets incredibly sore.

The good thing that has happened is that I’m pretty sure I survived the holidays without packing on the pounds!  More & more of my shirts are fitting me!

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

Pearl Jam shared it….

 

25 years ago on January 17th Green Day released the album “Kerplunk”, the predecessor to “Dookie”

 

I guess ‘Audioslave’ are reuniting for one show.

http://loudwire.com/audioslave-reunite-prophets-of-rage-friends-anti-inaugural-ball/

 

It’s Jonathan Davis’ 48th birthday today.  The singer from Korn.  I can’t tell you much about Korn I was never really into them.  They were HUGE in the late ‘90s & early 2000s though.

http://loudwire.com/korn-albums-ranked/

 

“Dust” by Tremonti was the 3rd studio album.  Many people call it the best of the 3 albums.  I’d have to disagree with the “All I Was” or “Cauterize” albums were my personal favourites.  Here is a song from each album in order of release beginning with the album “All I Was”

All n’ all it’s subjective.  I’m not the norm in this case.

 

25 most anticipated TV shows of 2017.  Because I don’t watch enough TV?  Rrrrrright!

That was easy only one I’d like to see is the TV series of “Fargo”.  We don’t get the app for Hulu in Regina, HBO is expensive ($20/month) & we’ve never checked for the FX channel?

 

On March 10th Sub Pop, the Seattle based music label, will release the remixed and expanded reissue of Soundgarden’s Ultramega OK.

It’s available for preorder on iTunes, but I think I’m good this is for you if you like.  I don’t really listen to their 2nd album much, “Louder Than Love”

 

The Agonist shared it……

 

The awkward moment when Trump attended a Black Sabbath concert

http://www.nme.com/news/music/black-sabbaths-tony-iommi-describes-awkward-time-donald-trump-attended-bands-gig-1948051?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-18-jan-18-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Jamiroquai are back & cool again.  I only have random songs all from their greatest hits album on iTunes which has over 50 songs I believe.

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/whisper-jamiroquai-cool-heres-1949462

 

20 albums that will turn 20 years old this year.  Now I feel really old.  I was in grade 11 at the time they were released??????????????????????????????

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/albums-turning-20-in-2017-1942223

Yes, I own these 3 & a few more………………………….on CD.

 

Article with Mark Tremonti (singer/guitarist for Tremonti also guitarist & co-writer for Alter Bridge)

https://thesymphonyofrock.com/2017/01/16/mark-tremonti-the-lean-mean-writing-machine/

I think I got very close to the long note at the once out of the 8 or 9 times we rehearsed it & played once?

 

I listened to the “Dystopia” album by “Megadeth” that was released in January of 2016.  I liked it for a while then I did like it & this time around, I’d say it’s not too bad.

 

Best hard rock albums of 2007

http://loudwire.com/10-best-hard-rock-albums-of-2007/

CENSORED LANGUAGE ONLY AT THE BEGINNING, THEN YOU’RE GOOD TO GO!!!

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

DISCRIMINATION

Feedback is more than welcome!

Share it, share it, & share it some more & please subscribe.  Remember, any questions or comments are always welcome!

 

I fell asleep to “Led Zeppelin” the double album “Physical Graffiti” followed by “Judah & the Lion”

It’s 8:30 am, I’m not sure what will be playing on the “stereo” today?

I did listen to “Alter Bridge” while cleaning the kitchen after breakfast

 

Seems like the “in” thing at the moment is to trash on anything & everything related to 2016?

Well then everybody’s going to expect a lot from 2017…………….wait………………….who knows what’s happening this year?  I didn’t have a problem with 2016 other than the political debates on every TV channel in Canada.  We got to hear all of the garbage from the debates whether we wanted to or not, & we didn’t get to vote?  Russia did, why not us?

If you liked or hated 2016 well what’s done is done, might as well live in the moment.  You can’t change the past & you don’t know what the future holds?  Live in the NOW!!!  I’m living in the now & anticipating the future.  I don’t know about anybody else, but each day feels like WWIII is getting closer?

WHAT?  The music you listen to does not define who you are!  Otherwise I’d be on the RCMP or FBI watch list!  Imagine the heat I’d get if I was a gay, transgender, bisexual, coloured & listened to metal as well as being in a wheelchair & having an eye patch.  Talk about discrimination right there!

http://loudwire.com/10-unintentionally-funny-news-reports-on-metal/

I deal with discrimination, but not nearly the amount that others do.  People see the eye patch & wheelchair & I get it, it’s not what they’re used to.  You can’t really judge people by taking a glance at someone.  ‘You can’t judge a book by its cover’.  I don’t look like a metal fan other than my T-Shirt.  I’m commonly found in shorts and a black T-Shirt with a band name most people don’t recognize.  Right there are 2 types of discrimination.  I give people some time to regroup & realize who I am, a global citizen, like everyone else.  Gay, bisexual, transgender, male, female, race, able, disabled, hobbies, etc.  When you get to the root of things, were all global citizens.  Why do we hate what’s different from “normal”?  Your normal is different from most others as well.  I like heavier music for the most part, does that mean I’m a bad person?  Why is it OK to watch people kill & injure others in mass shootings, but if you’re gay you’re labeled as a bad person in parts of the world?  Does that make sense to anyone?  I don’t get it?

 

Green Day’s new Trump trashing new video.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-green-days-trump-trashing-troubled-times-video-w461234

Right there, we’ve made up our minds about him.  I’m not sure if continually stooping to his level will do anything?  I’d like to see a change, but I’m pretty sure being a Canadian living in Canada, doesn’t mean I can change another countries political situation.

 

I’ll take “Hardwired……………….to Self-Destruct” & the odd song here & there.  I’m not a Metallica fan, but they have their place as metal God’s.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-albums-ranked/

……and a sampling of these songs, NOT THE ALBUMS

The “S & M” album & one of their cover songs.

I guess I could make a playlist on my iPod, but I don’t like doing that.  I prefer a good full album.  I don’t like buying a song here and there.

 

Would you like to know which hard rock or metal band is playing?  This is for you if you answered “yes”.

http://loudwire.com/rock-metal-music-tours-guide/

 

George Harrison’s solo work to be reissued on vinyl.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/george-harrisons-entire-studio-catalog-to-get-vinyl-reissue-w461271

 

“A Perfect Circle” has every intention of releasing new music in 2017.  Tool, not so much from what I know or don’t know?

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7655388/a-perfect-circle-new-music-interview-2017

 

Article with Kirk Hammett of Metallica.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-hardwired-solos-more-interview/

 

What Iistened to the rest of the day

 

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

HAPPY NEW YEAR…….8 YEARS CANCER FREE FOR ME!

Share it, share it, share it some more & please subscribe.

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

Don’t feel as though you have to click on every link.

My sciatic nerve is driving me nuts.  I get up at 8:00 or 9:00am sit around in pain, watch TV, movies, Blu-rays, DVDs, listen to music, & read a bit.  When Kim comes home I’m bored.  I want to exercise & do something productive or just be a regular person for one day with a 9:00-5:00 job or 8:00-4:00 as it was.  Great I survived cancer aka I’m alive that’s the upside, I got really lucky & I don’t take that for granted.  A month & a half wasted because of a pinched nerve????????????????  Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The year sort of ended the same way it started in that more celebrities passed away?  Didn’t we start the year off with a steady week & a half with a celebrity passing away every day & a smattering of more throughout the year?  Prince, Lemmy, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds, etc.?

How rockers reacted to Carrie Fisher’s death, on twitter.

http://loudwire.com/rockers-react-carrie-fisher-dead-at-60/

Other than being in almost constant pain for roughly a month & a half, my break over the holidays was nothing to complain about!  I got to see lots of family from out of town, Tim Wong, a lifetime friend Edmonton as well, Oh & Elka came from Edmonton too.  4 Christmas’s rolled into 9 days.  My family, Kim’s family, a visit with Tim, & a visit with Elka.

 

 

Oh I’m a big fan of his album “Chasing Yesterday” by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.  This should be great too!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/noel-gallagher-new-album-everything-you-need-to-know-1921270?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-22-december-2016-22-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Soundgarden shared it, & I love this song, not Johnny Cash’s lame cover of it…….

 

www.loudwire.com awards.  Vote for best video.  Slim pickins for me.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-metal-video-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

I feel old, Hayley Williams, of Paramore turned 28 on December 27, 2016.

 

Another top 25 songs of 2016

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/features/top_25_songs_of_2016.html?no_takeover

I don’t know what it is about “Animals as Leaders” or “Gojira” but something just isn’t right for me?  Both groups are right on the edge for me?

 

Alter Bridge behind the song “You Will Be Remembered”.  With Mark Tremonti doing his solo project, & Myles Kennedy singing on Slash’s solo albums & now that Myles Kennedy has finished his solo album.  They make plans 3 years in advance once a recording or tour is done.

 

Best trash metal albums of the 1990s.  I wasn’t even into “grunge” at the time, so metal had no chance.  This should be news for me too.

http://loudwire.com/best-thrash-metal-albums-1990s/

Took me a while but now I have & listen to Anthrax, Slayer, & Megadeth.

 

10 unforgettable Lemmy Kilmister moments.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/10-unforgettable-lemmy-kilmister-moments/

 

What albums can we expect to see in 2017 based on hard evidence?

 

Big Wreck already has a pre-order for February 3rd

Paramore has completed the recording process for their 5th studio album

I hear that Ed Sheeran has an album recorded & ready to go.

Royal Blood is still in the studio.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There’s a ton of rumours going around that we’ll hear a new Foo Fighters album

Soundgarden has plans to release a new album

System of a Down is getting together to write & possibly record if all goes well.

 

Possibly Canadian rockers “Econoline Crush” who have just signed a new contract with a new label who want a new album ASAP?

I’m positive there will be more coming down the pipe in 2017!

 

Lamb of God shared it…….

 

Metallica offer some footage from a few live shows.  POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/metallica-official-video-footage-concert-downloads-los-angeles-oakland-shows-2017/

 

Remember JonBenet Ramsey?  Who was found dead & her brother didn’t seem to care at the time?  He seems to care about $750,000,000 now that the CBS documentary pointed that out.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/jonbenet-ramseys-brother-sues-cbs-for-750-million-over-doc-w458220

 

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-gods-randy-blythe-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

Lightsaber vigil for Carrie Fisher.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-star-wars-fans-hold-lightsaber-vigil-for-carrie-fisher-w458246

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/uO42z6dn-necgKPaX

Yes, I like the Star Wars franchise.  Forget “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” & “carry on…..”  I have yet to see “Rogue One” though

Play along to the rhythm part to this song & be royally annoying to my brother!!!

 

Loud Wire’s top 5 rock/metal albums of 2016

http://loudwire.com/graham-top-5-rock-metal-albums-2016/

 

What the heck?  We almost lost Eddie Vedder & I missed it?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jam-donate-70000-to-man-who-saved-eddie-vedder-w458287

 

10 legendary bands without a platinum album.  I know why!  They’re all punk & metal groups aka all in very small niche markets, a TON of people don’t like this type of music.  I get it, I was exactly the same until the age of 18 or so.

http://loudwire.com/10-most-legendary-bands-without-platinum-album-in-u-s/

 

Here’s a more complete list of musicians we lost in 2016

http://loudwire.com/rockers-we-lost-in-2016-watch/

 

Misplays of the year Jose Bautista vs. Roughned Odor.  This was in May, 2nd Month of the season.

This was in October, in the playoffs.  BEST   SIGN   EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I did it.  I watched my first full game of NHL hockey on December 29th.  Since the most recent strike or lockout, I’ve not watched an entire period of one NHL game.  Probably portions of 7 periods of 7 games in 3 or 4 years.  I watched L.A. Kings vs. my second favourite team the Edmonton Oilers who won 3-1.  Hockey’s not the same as it used to be.  It’s still tough for me to sit through an entire NHL game.  I find the larger ice surface over sea in the Olympics or World Juniors to be a faster, wide open game.

 

I’m still not sold on this group.

http://loudwire.com/skillet-tops-hot-christian-songs-chart-first-time-feel-invincible/

 

Myles Kennedy & Mark Tremonti talk new album & the move to 7 string guitars.

NME’shttp://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/alter-bridge-talk-fresh-solos-and-the-move-to-seven-strings-for-the-last-hero-645929

 

No idea who these bands are, but it’s an interesting podcast to listen too on occasion.  It’s on every 2nd Thursday I believe?

http://loudwire.com/rumblings-from-the-underground-bethlehem-interview-maniacal-violator-blood-tyrant/

 

….and the hits just keep on coming??????????????????????

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/allan-williams-beatles-first-manager-dead-at-86-w458560

 

NME’s top 50 of the year.  I listened to 3 of them & they’re not bad, number 1 is a very good album!

http://www.nme.com/list/nme-best-albums-2016-1869261?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-21-dec-2016-21-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

They did have this on the list which is good also!

 

David Draiman didn’t completely ruin this but there will never be another legendary rock act like “Queen”

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-david-draiman-breaking-benjamin-queen-david-bowie-under-pressure/

 

I was never a diehard fan of Canada’s rock legends “The Tragically Hip”.  For me they were there, very good at what they do, I have 4 of their monstrous catalogue of albums & I listen to them on occasion.  The way they’ve had to end their career is terrible.  The lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  Raw deal, bad news.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/george-stroumboulopouloss-love-letter-to-the-tragically-hip/article33447413/

^^This was written long before hurricane Katrina it was also banned from radio with respect to hurricane Katrina.

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY HOLIDAYS/ENJOY SOME TIME OFF OF WORK!

Being politically correct is really not for me, but there it is for you!

 

Nothing but Thieves – Self Titled.  I’d put this as my number 1 album of the year!  This is not a metal album!

 

Stitched Up Heart – Never Alone.  This & Alter Bridge are in a dead heat for number 2 on my list

 

Alter Bridge – The Last Hero

 

From here on everything’s tied for 3rd place!

Rob Zombie – The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser.  LANGUAGE!!!!

 

Ben Harper – Call It What It Is

 

Candlebox – Disappearing in Airports

 

In Flames – Battles

 

Third Ion – Biolith

 

Opeth – Sorceress

 

Sum 41 – 13 Voices

 

Anthrax – For All Kings

 

Highly Suspect – The Boy Who Died Wolf LANGUAGE!!!!!!!  The more I listen to this album, the more I like it!

 

The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For?

 

The 1975 – I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

 

NOTHING WRONG WITH THESE ALBUMS, JUST LACKING SOMETHING.

 

Tremonti – Dust

 

The Agonist – Five

 

Chevelle – The North Corridor

 

Green Day – Revolution Radio

 

OLDER ALBUMS, LIVE ALBUMS & EPs

 

Scream – Fumble (Dave Grohl’s group before Nirvana)

 

Oasis – Be Here Now & Definitely Maybe

 

Barenaked Ladies – Live @ Red Rocks

 

Taylor Hawkins – Kota EP

 

Lamb of God – The Duke EP

 

Portal – Blood Red Tape.  Independent group from Alberta, Canada, I think?  They remind me of Tool.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/blood-red-tape/id292933756

 

Vinyl Hero – 7 days on a train EP.   Another independent group from somewhere in Canada, I believe?

 

Candlebox – Love Stories & Other Musings

 

It’s not that I don’t like EPs or Live albums.  EPs leave me wanting a full album of at least 10 songs & live albums are pretty much a live album of Greatest Hits.

 

ALBUMS I HAVEN’T PURCHASED YET LISTEN TO ON APPLE MUSIC

 

Diemonds – Never Wanna Die

 

Diemonds – The Bad Pack

 

Metallica – Hardwired to Self-Destruct

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

I’d have to agree with the review.  There is nothing I should like about this album.  In the end, I love it & I don’t know why?

 

Boston – Boston

 

The Damned Things – Ironiclast

 

When the Holidays are over & Kim gives me the OK, I’ll purchase these albums.  If Apple goes under my purchased files are mine.  I, personally refuse to “download” streaming music aka Apple’s not taking away my music!  It’s a free country use a streaming site however you like.  Of course I’ll buy these gradually, unless we can make it rain with iTunes gift cards in January……………I doubt it!  Only took Metallica 33 years to release something original that I like & listen too.  Hahahaha!  I have 2 other Christmas albums.  Those aren’t buy now albums.

 

Just because I can!!!!!!!!!!!

 

My questions for anyone reading this.  What were your preferred album(s) this year?  Also, how would you classify Alter Bridge?  Are they rock, metal or right on the line between both genres?  I really want to hear from anyone reading this.  I’m not the judge of what’s good or bad.  Maybe you’re not a fan of rock or metal, that’s fine with me, I used to be completely against music with a distorted electric guitar involved, so please let me know?

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

P.S.  Everyone has a hate on for 2016.  Each day you wake up with a clean slate.  The decisions YOU make that day will dictate how the day goes, & some decisions will be made by others that will affect you.  Make your decision every day to focus on what makes you & others happy aka let’s make 2017 FANTASTIC!

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!