BASEBALL RANT, THEN MUSIC NEWS

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Matt Mays & El Torpedo”!

Everybody wants to know are the Toronto Blue Jays going to sign free agent pitcher David Price? It’s a 50/50 shot, cross that bridge when you get there. If they do Edwin Encarnacion is up for free agency at the end of next season as well as José Bautista. All of them will want $20-$30 million a year to be locked in until the end of their careers. You have 3 first basemen in Encarnacion, Justin Smoak, & Chris Colabello. Edwin Encarnacion has the biggest price tag by millions of $, & the newly acquired & signed Short Stop Troy Tulowitski will be making $20,000,000 a year for the next 4 years. Yet you have someone young, Ryan Goins, who’s glove is reminiscent of Roberto Alomar & is able to play 2B, SS, or 3B. He may not have a powerful swing but he gets on base. Whether they sign David Price or not, the end of the 2016 season could turn out to be a rebuilding year from 2017 on. I say throw money at David Price & either Bautista or Encarnacion. Maybe think about Tulowitzki at SS. I have nothing against any of the players personally, but I’d trade R.A. Dickey and Josh Thole also. Dickey has no clue where his one pitch (Knuckle ball) is going to end up & Thole is his personal catcher, who adds minimal offense. That would free up a PILE of cash. You’ve got the bones of a World Series winner the question is are you going to act on it now or let it slip away? Don’t forget the revenue increase just by making it to the playoffs, millions of viewers on TV, millions of fans in the seats, & millions sold on merchandise. Way more than in 1993!

The fact that Toronto sports analysts are talking about baseball on call in shows in November is a GIGANTIC NEON sign to Rogers Communications. You’re a multi billion dollar organization. Maybe open the purse strings & strike when the Jays are HOT?

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) with Stone Sour (Slipknot light) covering The Rolling Stones

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-stone-sour-and-lzzy-hales-reverent-rolling-stones-cover-20151109 Sorry, wouldn’t let me work my magic?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z_PsHwljSM

A bunch of festivals in America during 2016. Halestorm played “Rock on the Range” a few years ago.

http://loudwire.com/2016-worlds-loudest-month-festival-dates-revealed/

I’ve never heard of “Armored Saint”

http://loudwire.com/armored-saint-an-exericise-in-debauchery-exclusive-video-premiere/

Another song that won’t let me work my magic for you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8uBAZ35gJ8

In Flames roadie documentary. In Flames are classified as a Swedish melodic death metal band. When I saw them on the final tour by ‘Sounds of the Underground’, an underground metal tour that James & I were at to see “Trivium”, the In Flames sound check was HILARIOUS & DISTURBING! A roadie came out to test the microphone & said “The little boys ass. The ass of a little boy” in a very thick Swedish accent!

American tour dates with Anthrax opening for Lamb of God. I always put on my iPod when I sleep & Lamb of God put me to sleep last night!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lamb-of-god-plot-winter-tour-with-anthrax-20151110

I know………it’s weird. Metal or hard rock has been my go to sleep music since I got my first CD player/Boom box.

My Grandparents, on my mother’s side of the family, got me a walkman in the 1980s & a cassette with it. Alabama. I try to avoid country music because so much of it has that southern twang to it. I began recording songs to cassettes from the radio in my bedroom. I do remember recording ‘Prince’ on AM radio. When 1300 CJME was a rock station.

David Bowie releases snippet of his new song.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/david-bowie-releases-extended-blackstar-snippet-20151110

James Corden & Alanis Morissette update her song ‘Ironic’

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-alanis-morissette-james-corden-update-ironic-lyrics-20151110

Pixar’s “Finding Dory” trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-bubbly-first-trailer-for-pixars-finding-dory-20151110

“Joss Stone Temple Pilots” on Jimmy Kimmel Live

http://loudwire.com/watch-stone-temple-pilots-joss-stone-interstate-love-song-jimmy-kimmel-live/

Here’s the original, just to compare. I think she did it very well.

Walk off the Earth shared it on Facebook……

Paramore song on new Guitar Hero Live.

Randy Blythe (Lamb of God vocalist) attacked in Ireland.

http://www.nme.com/news/lamb-of-god/89629?utm_campaign=nme-daily-10th-nov-10-11-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Songs I like, “Them Crooked Vultures” Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters) on drums, John Paul Jones on bass (Led Zeppelin) & Josh Homme on guitar & lead vocals (Queens of the Stone Age). I skipped past “Tenacious D” for 2 reasons. I don’t listen to them that often & it would be difficult to find appropriate songs.

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Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/consequenceofsound

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

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FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM & EMAIL

All of these “social media” sites require one thing, email! You join a social media site & TONS of people totally forget that they have an email. I always check both, why? Because not everyone has a facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. account. Everybody on these sites has an email account! How often does anyone send you an email via one of these sites? I do because some people are a touch stubborn & refuse to use their email. What did you do before the invention of www.myspace.com? You used email probably. I get it, it’s a personal choice. Just remember that not everyone likes these sites. I use facebook mostly for these blogs & a handful of people who have problems with their email account.

This music blog was for those who like similar music as I, & those who don’t want to be on a social media site. If it wasn’t for this blog, I’d be long gone from facebook!

Last night’s baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays 78W-59L & the Boston Red Sox 65W-72L prior to the game was a nail biter for me. Tied 1-1 into the 10th inning. Then the Toronto Blue Jay bats woke up & everything bounced Toronto’s way to win 5-1 in the end. I was nervous, I may have peed a bit on the couch. (Shh! Don’t tell Kim?)

I know baseball’s not for everyone, I get it. This has been an exciting time for the Blue Jays though! First time the fans have seen meaningful baseball in September since the early ’90s!

Today’s workout was brought to you by Dream Theater’s ‘Images & Words’ album!

Godsmack’s tour for 2015. I’ve never really listened to them other than seeing the “Voodoo” video on Much Music. I didn’t care much for that song so I never paid attention to them.

http://loudwire.com/godsmack-fall-2015-tour-though-mid-november/

If Bruno Mars does the half time show at the Super Bowl, I might watch it? Last time I watched was because Prince did the half time show in the rain. I guess I did watch last year when it was Bruno Mars & the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/nfl-wants-bruno-mars-to-headline-the-super-bowl-halftime-show-again/

20 most anticipated fall albums

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/the-25-most-anticipated-albums-of-fall-2015/

I don’t think there is anything on that list that I’m anxious to hear ever?

Remember the ’90s when Edgefest would tour Canada? That was AWESOME! Despite me breaking my nose in the mosh pit. During Big Wreck’s set & this particular song.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/1033-the-edge-presents-edgefest-2015-buffalo-new-york-09-12-2015/event/00004EE7A4F351BA

Motorhead is back on stage after canceling dates for Lemmy’s lung infection.

http://loudwire.com/motorhead-lemmy-kilmister-comes-roaring-back-st-louis/

I had never seen Keith Urban play bass? Can we put him among Geddy Lee (Rush bass/lead vocal) & Les Claypool (Primus bass/lead vocal) now?

Is AC/DC calling it a career?

http://www.nme.com/news/acdc/88179?utm_campaign=nme-september-9-09-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Haim, Gerrard Way, & Pearl Jam songs to be added to “Guitar Hero Live”

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/88181?utm_campaign=nme-september-9-09-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

How to anger Spider-man fans. Either way is fine with me, but it’s not how the original Spider-man comics were written. That’s what will cause the anger of die hard Spider-man fans. He quit Spider-man, so why does he have a say in what happens in future Spider-man movies?

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/andrew-garfield-wants-spider-man-to-be-portrayed-a/387476?utm_campaign=nme-september-9-09-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Yes, any concert should be safe, fun & captivating for concert goers

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/rock-n-roll-is-for-everyone-the-fight-for-safe-and-inclusive-shows/ Nope, never heard music by ‘Speedy Ortiz’

Preview of Keith Richards’ Netflix documentary.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-keith-richards-talk-guitar-music-heroes-in-netflix-doc-trailer-20150909

Foo Fighters pay tribute to Nirvana & The Vaselines. LANGUAGE!!! 2 videos inside the link.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/foo-fighters-mollys-lips/

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 Philosopher Kings” Canadian R & B group from the ’90s. Yes, I own 2 of their 1st CDs. Looked up the 3rd on iTunes, & I didn’t like it.

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or 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,


Chris

ITUNES & STRESS

It’s not totally fixed, but we are closer than we were. At this point I think I should be receiving a paycheck in the mail courtesy of Apple. There has been quite a few households deleting iTunes Match. Meanwhile I’ve finished deleting & adding files that Apple screwed up with the launch of their new streaming service, Apple Music, on June 30th? They pretty much gave Match/iTunes users the middle finger, dropped the mic, & walked away.

Funny, Steve Jobs dies at a young age unfortunately, & Apple makes mistake after mistake, making users of their products angrier & angrier? I’m not angry, I’m confused. I have enough time on my hands to run in circles & see if things will work on try 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 or 50?

I’ve been a little stressed out lately. The iTunes problem is constantly on my mind, which of course some would call it a minor issue which is fine it’s a big deal for me.

The thing that worries me the most is Brewster. He turned 9 (human years) on January 31st. He’s whining, growling, panting, trying to hide, & sulking around here with his tail down. It’s as if he got 40 years older over night late last week? Kim took him to the vet yesterday. He’s back on anxiety pills & has been calm today. He always done those thing around kids & babies, when we have more than 2 people over or if there is a thunder storm. Now he’s like that all of the time, unless Kim is home. His pills must be doing the trick, he’s asleep in his dog bed.

Morrissey slams Ed Sheeran

http://www.nme.com/news/ed-sheeran/86840?utm_campaign=nme-july-13-13-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Foo Fighters will return to Europe in September to play canceled shows

http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/86839?utm_campaign=nme-july-13-13-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Yes, Chris Adler will be doing double duty on the Megadeth tour & the Lamb of God tour

http://loudwire.com/chris-adler-double-duty-megadeth-lamb-of-god-2015-u-k-tour/

All-Star cover of AC/DC’s “Highway to hell”

http://loudwire.com/the-answer-soulfly-korn-ffdp-acdc-highway-to-hell/

Jimmy Fallon explains hand injury.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jimmy-fallon-details-gruesome-hand-injury-icu-stay-on-tonight-20150714

Paul McCartney’s backstage antics at the R n’ R Hall of Fame 2015

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-paul-mccartneys-backstage-antics-at-rock-hall-ceremony-20150714

Paul Rudd & Jimmy Fallon play “Drinko”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-jimmy-fallon-paul-rudd-play-drinko-chug-tequila-gravy-cocktail-20150714

Birthday wish granted by Dave Grohl. Fan plays drums on “Big me” with Foo Fighters. LANGUAGE!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-grohl-grants-birthday-wish-invites-fan-to-drum-with-foo-fighters-20150714

I loved playing this song on guitar hero, then I’d get to the fast/hard part

These turned out to be my favourite songs to play on that video game…

These are all on the expert setting. I played them on the medium & a few on the hard setting.

I watched this documentary yesterday, again. He was guilty until proven innocent. The band raised $200.000 for his bail. The Czech Republic took it, then said it wasn’t enough they wanted an additional $200.000. 2 years prior he was blame for the death of a fan at their show in 2010. The trial took place in 2012? LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-randy-blythe-first-gigs-after-release-from-czech-prison/

Megadeth shared it…..

Write your article & go away. If someone doesn’t want photos taken, put on your “BIG BOY” pants & get over it.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/newspaper-protests-foo-fighters/

Conan with big name musicians

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-boy-george-jack-black-doors-robby-krieger-on-conan-20150714

Lars Ulrich, Metallica drummer, continues to make me question what he’s thinking when he speaks publically? One week he’s totally against streaming music, the next week he’s all for it?

http://www.nme.com/news/metallica/86869?utm_campaign=nme-july-14-14-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Well he’s only had $0.50 for how long? Bankruptcy should be expected.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/50-cent-downplays-bankruptcy-filing-im-taking-precautions-20150714

Don’t blame me, I’m just the messenger. Disturbed are back.

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-first-show-since-hiatus-chicago/

Tom Petty’s thoughts about the confederate flag

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-petty-on-past-confederate-flag-use-it-was-downright-stupid-20150714

Who doesn’t like a tasty burrito on occasion? This is WAY over the top though?!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/to-unfoil-and-to-hold?utm_term=4ldqpia#.jjg9rX5pG

Spiderman must have been HIGH all day every day. He never stopped thinking about “Mary Jane”. Yet Tom Petty had his ‘Last Dance with Mary Jane” a long time ago?

John Oliver is right on point & usually quite hilarious

This is a really solid metal co-headliner tour, well the headliners at least.

https://www.facebook.com/Megadeth/photos/a.97672432329.99881.7709052329/10152843631312330/?type=1&theater

Zac Brown plays “Let it Be”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-zac-brown-bands-stripped-down-cover-of-let-it-be-20150714

New “Fantastic Four” movie on the way!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/see-fantastic-four-rise-to-power-in-epic-new-trailer-20150714

Corey Taylor, of Slipknot/Stone Sour, weighs in on confederate flag issue. LANGUAGE!!

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-stone-sour-corey-taylor-confederate-flag-debate/

I have the one-off “Mad Season” album with members of Pearl Jam & Soundgarden with Alice in Chains now deceased singer Layne Staley. I need to listen to it more often.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/mad-season-to-release-live-albums-of-reunion-concert-final-show-with-layne-staley/

Slash has added fall North American tour dates.

http://loudwire.com/slash-fall-2015-north-american-tour-the-hell-within-horror-film/

NUDITY!

Songs I like. “Lit” Little bit of LANGUAGE! I only own 1 CD.

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or 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,

Chris

GET PAST THIS DAY & MAYBE THE NEXT 2 DAYS WILL FLY BY?

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?

Give the site a minute to load the facebook & youtube links. If the youtube links aren’t open so you can see a still photo from the video, as well as the song title & the artist. Come to the website. My mother gets nothing for youtube links on her email I’ve found out.

OK it’s “…I’m too hot, hot damn…” & I don’t want to go “Outside”

Jack White on former band mate Meg White.
http://www.nme.com/news/jack-white/85687?utm_campaign=nme-26-may-2015-26-05-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I didn’t really find the “Batman” movies that good, until the Christian Bale movies personally. The previous movies I found a bit “campy” & over the top.
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/george-clooney-apologises-for-batman-robin-i-thoug/379291?utm_campaign=nme-26-may-2015-26-05-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

6 Big Wreck tour dates 5 in Ontario & 1 in Alberta at the Calgary Stampede
http://www.bigwreckmusic.com/gigs/

2 men were shot & 1 missing from “Rocklahoma” festival
http://loudwire.com/rocklahoma-festival-man-shot-two-missing-inclement-weather/

Friday, July 10th at The Exchange. Third Ion album release show/party
https://www.facebook.com/events/644645475671372/

Aftershock festival line up. No thanks for me, big names though!
http://loudwire.com/2015-aftershock-festival-slipknot-deftones-faith-no-more-shinedown-marilyn-manson/

11 years ago “Slipknot” released “Vol. 3-The Subliminal Verses”
http://loudwire.com/slipknot-vol-3-the-subliminal-verses-anniversary/

11 years ago Tony Knuttila, my brothers friend at the time, was telling me how good Slipknot is by saying “AAWW $h!+” 40 times in a 10 minute conversation. That was the first time I met him. Hahahahaha! Really, it happened!

Megadeth in studio. Follow up to the album “Super Collider”

Rock It Out Blog Mater piece review. Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds”

18 days of bleak, dreary music I’m guessing
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/thom-yorke-composed-a-soundtrack-of-new-music-thats-18-days-long/ Personally “Radiohead”, started a very quick decline with the release of their fourth album “Kid A”. One OK album to begin & 2 FANTASTIC albums after! This is from one of the FANTASTIC albums!

Muse photo. I can’t wait for June 9th!

The other album I’m waiting for on June 9th!
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/first-reaction-tremonti-cauterize/11713147?utm_source=jtd

“Lifehouse” has a new album. I thought they disappeared honestly? This song blew up on radio when it was released. Gets old pretty fast for me. Way more albums from them on iTunes than I thought.

This is still in the news? I didn’t know they had so many fans?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blink-182-inch-toward-friendly-divorce-from-tom-delonge-20150527

Stream the new Barenaked Ladies album for free. Release on Tuesday June 2nd.
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6576022/barenaked-ladies-silverball-premiere-new-album-stream

I really liked the first “Joe Dirt” movie, this looks promising too!

I’d go to 7/25 of these concert summer tours, & likely Smashing Pumpkins if they weren’t touring with Marilyn Manson.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/the-25-most-anticipated-tours-of-summer-2015/26/

Marilyn Manson can do his thing, I’ll be WAY over here doing something completely different.

Rock bands never went away, they’re just not as easy to find. More stuff to sift through that’s all.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2015-05-27/blog-where-has-all-the-anger-gone#

^^Rock bands. Not metal bands.

“End of the Tour” movie trailer with Jason Segel
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/jason-segel-channels-david-foster-wallace-in-end-of-the-tour-trailer-20150527

At the moment “Third Ion” is at number 18 on the iTunes metal charts!!! Keep it going people!

“Guitar Hero Live” has added more hard rock & metal tracks to the playlist
http://loudwire.com/halestorm-rise-against-chevelle-guitar-hero-live/

Songs I like. “High Holy Days” from the ’90s. Not on iTunes, good thing I bought the CD when it was released!

Not much on youtube either.

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

IT’S A MUSIC BLOG SO ANYONE THAT LIKES IT CAN SUBSCRIBE! PASS THE LINK ON & HELP GROW THE SUBSCRIBER AMOUNT PLEASE?

Give the site a minute or 2 to load all of the links & everything should be fine.

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

SOCIAL MEDIA?

IT’S A MUSIC BLOG SO ANYONE THAT LIKES IT CAN SUBSCRIBE! PASS THE LINK ON & HELP GROW THE SUBSCRIBER AMOUNT PLEASE?

Give the site a minute or 2 to load all of the links & everything should be fine.

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

Why is EVERYTHING on Social Media? Everyone has an email but not everyone uses it for Facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. I’m on Facebook & email. Apparently that’s not enough? One of the bands I used to “follow” on Facebook said “Hey, join our twitter page”, why? I’m following you on facebook, is there more info on twitter that you’re not sharing on facebook? How about every web site join whatever social media site & just share links to whatever is on their web site? This blog isn’t touching any type of social media site. Why? BECAUSE NOT EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD IS ON A SOCIAL MEDIA SITE! I use my email to talk with friends who have working email address’, a few people don’t have that? I don’t plan to be on facebook in forever, if I do, it will only be because of the information on facebook. Facebook is very time consuming for me. I like to get up while Kim is getting ready for work, pour myself some fruit & vegetable juice, a coffee & some water. I come in here, start my blog post, exercise, have lunch, finish up my blog post around, then hit the couch to watch something Kim doesn’t care to watch or something on Netflix. Facebook fills my day at the moment. One notification down then 2 or 3 more pop up “in the meantime”.

Sequel to “Mallrats” will be “MallBrats” yes, I’m a big Kevin Smith fan!!!
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/kevin-smith-reveals-his-mallrats-sequel-is-titled-/378196?utm_campaign=nme-may-12-12-05-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Courtney Love is in some trouble………….again.
http://loudwire.com/courtney-love-psychiatrist-48000/

More “Guitar Hero Live” news
http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-pantera-green-day-guitar-hero-live-play-list/

I guess Billy, sorry, will.i.am Corgan doesn’t like the big wigs running the music industry.
http://diffuser.fm/billy-corgan-music-industry-run-by-feckless-idiots/?fblw

Don’t hold your breath for the new Metallica album, it’s coming but it might take a while.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-13/metallica-album-still-nowhere-in-sight

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm remembers Ronnie James Dio.
http://loudwire.com/remembering-dio-lzzy-hale/

Creed singer Scott Stapp has reasons for meltdown & has been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder.
http://loudwire.com/creed-scott-stapp-bipolar-disorder/

Foo Fighters play surprise show under alias “Chevy Metal” at California county fair. Set list of cover songs included in the link.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/foo-fighters-as-alter-ego-chevy-metal-play-surprise-concert-at-california-country-fair/ Set list includes this song….

(Pearl Jam’s) Eddie Vedder continues Chicago Cubs tradition of singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during 7th inning stretch.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-eddie-vedder-sing-take-me-out-to-the-ball-game-at-wrigley-20150513

Billy Idol releases video for “Save Me Now”. I didn’t know he was still around, I like his music but I don’t own any of it, even this song sounds pretty good!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-13/billy-idol-releases-save-me-now-clip

Concert review of “Tremonti” in NY. Album won’t be out until June 9th yet they’ve already done roughly 20 tour dates? Making money before the release when they won’t make money?
http://www.localbozo.com/2015/05/tremonti-owns-both-stage-and-spotlight-at-highline-ballroom/

Conan & Jean-Claude Van Damme watch & recreate “Kickboxer” dancing seen from 1999 movie.
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-conan-van-damme-recreate-dorky-kickboxer-dance-20150513

Super Group “Metal Allegiance” sign deal for debut album
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-13/metal-allegiance-sign-deal-for-debut

Pretty cool interview with Foo Fighters WARNING!!! LANGUAGE!!!!

Too much miss than hit for me although seeing Opeth & Trivium together would blow my mind
http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956

Mark Tremonti is already talking about the 2nd album they recorded while in the studio, yet the first one isn’t publically released yet?
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/mark-tremonti-says-forthcoming-dust-album-is-definitely-not-the-b-sides-of-cauterize/

Great way to give away a daughter at her wedding. FUNNY!

http://addloud.com/ Probably an easier way to find this group?

New/3rd song from the upcoming “Walk off the Earth” album to be released on June 16th

Big month for me music wise in June. Barenaked Ladies, Tremonti, Muse, & Walk off the Earth!

“Into Eternity” & “Third Ion” should release their album this summer I’m guessing? Both bands are from Regina. I assume both albums will be available on iTunes? “Into Eternity” has their last 4/5 albums & a couple of singles on there. Their 1st album is not on there though.

Review of the new “Faith No More” album
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/album-review-faith-no-more-sol-invictus/

This was their HUGE hit back in the day.

Some well deserved Stevie Wonder praise!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-timeless-world-of-wonder-19860410?page=2

Daily “Lamb of God” photo from the studio.

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I seem to know more & more people that get a cancer diagnoses on a weekly basis, just not cool in the least! If you don’t know them, then no need to worry. Not my story to tell.

Songs I like. “Freak Kitchen” I heard them, I liked some of there stuff, I bought 2 albums from iTunes, 2 days later it got old………………..fast! For me anyways, see what you think?

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

WHAT ART CAN MAKE YOU FEEL

IT’S A MUSIC BLOG SO ANYONE THAT LIKES IT CAN SUBSCRIBE! PASS THE LINK ON & HELP GROW THE SUBSCRIBER AMOUNT PLEASE?

Give the site a minute or 2 to load all of the links & everything should be fine.

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

Unseen promotion photos from Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/see-previously-unearthed-photos-from-nirvanas-nevermind-promo-shoot/

In Flames shared it.

I think “Asia” should cover “Toto’s” Africa, just to confuse people?

“Uh………Rush doesn’t have time to play at Wembley Stadium” someone said this to me before I became a fan of Rush. REALLY in 40 years they haven’t had time to play one show to 85,000 people at Wembley? Foo Fighters will have played Wembley 4 times by the end of this tour cycle in 20 years. Foo Fighters 1st album 1995, Rush’s first album 1974. 21 years difference but Rush is so busy……………? And when did art/music become a competition? Sure Rush is quite likely more talented in a technical sense than Foo Fighters. I don’t care.

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog.

Kevin Smith confirms “Mallrats” sequel!
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/kevin-smith-confirms-mallrats-sequel-in-the-works-20150315

I thought he was finishing the “Clerks” trilogy?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2564126/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

Lamb of God shares at least 1 photo a day from the studio

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Haha! At least he didn’t kill anyone.
http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/tom-brady-suspended-4-games-for-role-in-deflategate-20150511

23 years ago Iron Maiden released ‘Fear of the Dark’
http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-fear-of-the-dark-anniversary/

Randy Blythe photo exhibit (Lamb of God vocalist)
http://www.metalinjection.net/video/lamb-of-gods-randy-blythe-photo-exhibit-opening-report

Guitar Hero Live’s set list
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-rolling-stones-green-day-lead-guitar-hero-live-set-list-20150512

Rush celebrate “too many years touring”
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-12/rush-celebrate-too-many-years-of-music

This was played before Soundgarden took the stage at every show on the ‘Superunknown’ tour.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/watch-soundgardens-haunting-unreleased-night-surf-video-20150512

Album review of ‘Tremonti’s’ “Cauterize”
http://shockwavemagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2576%3Atremonti-cauterize&catid=40%3Aalbums&Itemid=85

Isn’t every song on every album supposed to sound different than the previous song? You can’t make one song with the same guitar riff, beat, bass line, chord progression, keyboard part, horn part, etc. That would be a very boring album for me anyways.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-12/def-leopard-joe-elliott-hopes-for-long-album

I have some problems listening to an album that has little to no dynamics. Every album can’t just coast by at 10 on every song. I usually want to hear something that is unexpected for the album. Sure I like metal & yes it’s usually the same dynamic throughout the album. There are many different genres that stay at a certain comfort level & that’s fine. Personally after x amount of time, I get bored with it & need something different. Something that makes me feel human. Something that will shake me & make me feel all of my emotions. That’s what music does for me!

Power’s in a brown out. No internet, TV, Phone, Fridge, Freezer, lights work if it’s dim in the kitchen, etc. just weird? I can do stuff on my computer but not connect to the internet? It’s 1:11 the brown out began a few minutes after 12. When all is working I’ll “…..carry on…..”. 2:00 I’m back!

Barenaked Ladies filming the video for “Silverball” song. Title song, with album release on June 2nd.

Big Wreck shared their official video for “Wolves” from the 2012 release “Albatross”

White Reaper? Sounds like a mix of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, & The Ramones. Classic Punk.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/cosign-white-reaper/

Phil Collins to reissue deluxe solo catalog
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/phil-collins-readies-deluxe-reissues-of-solo-catalog-20150512

Former ‘Dream Theater’ drummer to release a metal album with All-Star band members.
http://loudwire.com/metal-allegiance-label-deal-disc-of-original-songs/

Everybody has iTunes. It comes installed on most computers or the software can be downloaded. So many artists seem to be switching to Amazon? Great, good for them! I’ve got an iTunes account, not an Amazon account, so when your album hits the iTunes store I’ll buy it hassle free. If I order a physical copy/CD it will be from Amazon, I’ll put it on iTunes and forget about the case it came in completely.

Pop ballads on a cello

Halestorm praise ‘Euro classic rock scene’
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-12/halestorm-praise-amazing-euro-classic-rock-scene

Rock It Out Blog ‘Masterpiece’ review of “The Grateful Dead”

Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) with Tom Petty “American Girl”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/flashback-eddie-vedder-sings-american-girl-with-tom-petty-20150512

Songs I like. “Foo Fighters” This is my band. I listen to any album of theirs EVERYDAY! I used to be able to play most of their stuff until their 6th of 8 studio albums I could play the rhythm part but not sing it at the same time! Sorry this could be long & self indulgent?

There’s one studio song from each album including “Wheels” from The Greatest Hits album, as well as “Best of You” & “Virginia Moon” from the double 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

P.S. I’m done with the computer today. I need to do a few things now that the power’s back on.