A STAYCATION IS REALLY NOT THAT RELAXING

I fell asleep to “Rob Zombie” his “Greatest Hits” which includes some “White Zombie” work he had done before. First I listened to roughly ½ of “Tom Cochrane” the album “Mad Mad World” then roughly ½ of “Walk off the Earth” the album “Sing it All Away”.

This is what the theme song for (Star Wars) should be if they needed a different one ”Use The Force” by Jamiroquai

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I’m sitting here doing nothing since my body is tired & sore. My mind does not agree though. I keep thinking I need to do more but I feel far to tired to workout yet. I hate working out, but I know I need to! I look at my exercise mat & it’s just sitting there mocking me. That’s what it feels like at least. I’m just tired & want to nap when this is done!

Masterpiece review from Monday

If you like “Tremonti” or “Alter Bridge” great! If you don’t like them great! You should at least know who they are or who you don’t like?!!? I’m guessing they’re not well known since they tour in Europe mostly & very rarely in North America?

https://hardrockdaddy.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/music-discovery-monday-41816/

What does Tool’s webmaster have to say about the new album?

http://loudwire.com/tool-webmaster-new-album-trying-hardest-outdo-themselves/

Mike Rowe, from Dirty Jobs, made a mistake with Metallica’s singer James Hetfield by calling him Lars Ulrich (drummer)

http://loudwire.com/mike-rowe-apologizes-metallica-james-hetfield-mistaking-him-lars-ulrich/

Dave Grohl & Juliette Lewis working on a documentary?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/juliette-lewis-talks-new-rock-doc-working-with-dave-grohl-20160419?page=2

Lamb of God shared it…….

I agree with Alice Cooper! Axl’s voice is perfect for heavily overrated music!

http://loudwire.com/alice-cooper-axl-rose-voice-absolutely-perfect-acdc/

LANGUAGE, IT’S AXL FLAPPIN’ HIS YAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eddie Vedder explains why Pearl Jam canceled their North Carolina tour date. Because it’s dumb should be enough?!

http://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-eddie-vedder-explains-north-carolina-boycott-transgender-legislation/

1990s rockers then & now.

http://diffuser.fm/90s-alt-rock-stars-then-and-now/?fblw#photogallery-1=1

Juliette Lewis’ take on Dave Grohl

http://www.nme.com/news/juliette-lewis/93103?utm_campaign=nme-20-april-2016-20-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

More footage revealed from “Finding Dory” international trailer.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-finding-dory-watch-new-footage-from-pixar-sequel-/405171?utm_campaign=nme-20-april-2016-20-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Not english, sorry.

I think I missed this at the time. John Oliver. Yep, I missed it, I’m busting a gut here!! Hahahaha!!

Is Limp Bizkit still recording & performing? Remember that week where you were like”Limp Bizkit aren’t to bad?”

http://loudwire.com/ohio-pranksters-fake-limp-bizkit-gas-station-concert/

Halestorm shared it…..

Unanswered questions from AC/DC & Guns n’ Roses fans are now answered!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/4-questions-we-still-have-about-ac-dc-and-axl-rose-20160420?page=2

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “L”, as in ‘Lacuna Coil’ 9 albums on shuffle!

I always pick 2 exercises to do each day. Monday I increased my push ups to 2 sets of 25 instead of 2 sets of 20, push ups must be the most difficult thing to do other than walking. I have to do push ups before I do another exercise right after. I know if I do push ups as a 2nd exercise I won’t have enough gas in the tank to do them all. Today I did 420 crunches & 45 minutes, maybe ½ an hour of yoga.

1W for the Blue Jays, 6 games to go! 4-3 win in Baltimore Monday evening. 2 more wins & the Blue Jays are winners of the American League East, once that’s done, they’re right behind Kansas City for winning the entire American League! I’ve waited 22 years for this, I was 13 when they were in the playoffs last time.

20 painful stage. Why are you trying to fly? Do you have wings I don’t know about?

http://loudwire.com/20-painful-stage-dive-fails/

Tim Commerford, former Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave bassist, apologizes for the existence of groups like “Limp Bizkit”

Steven Adler has reasons that the rumoured Guns n’ Roses reunion may not happen.

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-downplays-guns-n-roses-reunion-rumors-slash-doesnt-believe-im-sober/

I have other reasons, IT’S NOT 1987!!!!!!

Neil Fallon of “Clutch” article

http://loudwire.com/clutch-neil-fallon-would-you-rather/

John Lennon or Paul McCartney? One word answer BOTH!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/john-lennon-or-paul-mccartney-550-musicians-and-celebrities-weigh-in/ LANGUAGE BELOW!!!

One album ‘The Beatles’ the white album

For me I’d have to add at least a few songs from other albums.

Still not enough!!!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. When I think about my little issues, they get even smaller when I see this. LANGUAGE!!! 18 minute video but it’s all REALLY good!!!!

Bill Nye the Science Guy on stage with Pearl Jam.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/bill-nye-the-science-guy-joins-pearl-jam-for-rockin-in-the-free-world-watch/

Songs I like. “The Rolling Stones”. I tend to sway towards The Beatles when these 2 groups are mentioned in the same breath.

You know who they are, I don’t need to list their BIG songs, they have too many!

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

POP/EDM MUSIC

I find the majority of pop music to be very disposable at the moment. Name a song post 2010 that is a well crafted pop gem? There are a few I can think of, are the musicians still popular/relevant? If I want to hear pop music there are a handful of things I’ll go to. Remember this is just my take on the subject.

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “S” for System of a Down!

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Why am I not surprised by this? You knew someone was going to say something regarding Slayer?

http://loudwire.com/christian-youtuber-attacks-slayer-repentless-uses-judas-priest-art-portray-god/

How is Slayer attacking Jesus Christ? In Europe there are how many Church Burning black/satanic metal bands? Has Slayer or Iron Maiden ever burnt down a church? Not that I can think of. If you don’t like it, leave it alone. Slayer thanks you for the advertisement! I can listen to Slayer, but after a ½ hour it sounds a little repetitive? I get tired of a guy yelling at me, yelling not growling death metal vocals you can’t understand.

Def Leppard release info on new album.

http://loudwire.com/def-leppard-track-listing-artwork-lets-go-single-self-titled-disc/

Cool video from “Swedish House Mafia’s” Steve Angello. I’ve never heard of this person or group, but I do like it. Not rock or metal.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-explosive-new-video-from-swedish-house-mafias-steve-angello-20150916

“Run the Jewels” with “TV on the Radio” team up on Stephen Colbert

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-run-the-jewels-tv-on-the-radio-team-on-angel-duster-20150916

Jimmy Fallon with CappafrappalappamochaAriana Grande. Wheel of Musical impressions!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-fallon-channel-sting-ariana-grande-imitate-britney-on-tonight-20150916

I haven’t really paid much attention to “Radiohead” or singer “Thom Yorke” since the release of their 4th album “Kid A” that was released October 2nd 2000.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/thom-yorke-shares-epic-new-song-villain-listen/

A Metallica fan was murdered?

http://loudwire.com/alleged-killer-of-metallica-fan-indicted/

I like the new album by Finger Eleven. $45+ is quite a bit to see them in a bar though? The Saskatoon show in O’Brians Event Center for that amount is respectable. Great venue, boring drive!

Sorry, this popped up as a suggestion on www.youtube.com Hahahahaha!

I wish I could go to this show, but it’s tomorrow, Thursday, I don’t go out unless it’s a weekend usually.

http://culturalexchange.ca/news/the-agonist-are-always-moving-forward/

The Rolling Stones aren’t done yet! Personally I think they should stop recording & just tour their 500 albums they already have?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/the-rolling-stones-to-begin-work-on-first-new-album-in-10-years/

Behind the scene look at Muse’s 2016 tour

http://www.nme.com/nme-video/muse-s-2016-drones-tour-inside-the-making-of-their/4488475258001?elq=697caea1c7ba4f85a495bbe4e1792551&elqCampaignId=13548&elqaid=23458&elqat=1&elqTrackId=eb487fa7e2444bb69a87827d0ee2e144

In Flames have invaded the NHL. Check out this goalie’s mask.

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/25303721/look-robin-lehners-mask-inspired-by-swedish-death-metal-band

New Order’s new song. I’ve never heard music by them, just the name!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/new-order-just-dropped-their-best-song-in-decades-plastic-listen/

Limp Bizkit’s guitarist Wes Borland lands DIY renovation show. I just think it’s weird they’ve made a career out of the music they play.

http://loudwire.com/limp-bizkit-wes-borland-lands-diy-network-home-renovation-show/

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 Proclaimers” bring it on haters!

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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

LOOOONG WEEKEND UPDATE

Toronto Blue Jays GM had a busy week between Tuesday July 28th to the trade deadline at 4:00pm Eastern Friday July 31st. 5 new proven players in 4 days for an All-Star short stop & 11 minor league prospects. Blue Jays acquired arguably the best Short Stop in the game, one of the top 5 starting pitchers in the game & a speedy Left fielder, as well as 2 relief/bullpen pitchers. I think the GM deserves a break including a long nap

Lamb of God album review

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-vii-sturm-und-drang-album-review/

Leave him alone, I say. It was 21 years ago in April. Photos or no photos, it doesn’t really matter, he’s not going to “comeback” from the dead?

http://loudwire.com/lawsuit-seeking-release-kurt-cobain-death-photos-dismissed/

Bruce Springsteen surprise appearance with U2

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-bruce-springsteens-surprise-performance-with-u2-20150801

I’ve heard their name thrown around but never heard any of the music from “Huntress”. Gut reaction, no thanks.

10 songs about going crazy

http://loudwire.com/top-10-songs-about-going-crazy/

How was any song from this album not included? He wrote it in as a patient in an insane asylum?

25 most destructive Guns n’ Roses moments. Even they can’t mess up a good song by Paul McCartney & Wings!

http://loudwire.com/25-most-destructive-guns-n-roses-moments/?fb81

Limp Bizkit can though.

^^Even www.youtube.com couldn’t play the entire Limp Bizkit version! Hahahahaha!

Iron Maiden out September 4th on iTunes, no songs to preview

Trivium out October 2nd, not so sure about this song yet?

2 big albums for me, but I’m going to wait to hear more of both before I even think of pre-ordering them. Iron Maiden tune sounds pretty good though.

Zoolander 2 teaser

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/derek-zoolander-cant-grasp-movie-title-in-hilarious-zoolander-2-teaser-20150801#ixzz3halUub8r

10 best Foo Fighters

http://loudwire.com/top-10-foo-fighters-songs-watch/

Nope, it’s subjective & being a HUGE fan it’s a few B-Sides for me.

I’ve managed to find 60 B-Sides, quite a few are cover songs. I have about 40 on single CDs. You know with a song from an album & 2 others that didn’t make the cut to be on the album.

I’m getting really tired of ‘Slayer’. I think I’ll take a year or two off from them?

http://loudwire.com/top-extreme-metal-albums/?fb081

Top 25 punk albums of all time

http://loudwire.com/top-punk-albums-of-all-time/?fb82

I’m not a huge punk fan. I’ve got “Bad Religion” & “The Smalls”, I like them, for me I’d have to go with the watered down “Green Day” ‘Dookie’ album

Story behind the artwork for ‘Nirvana’s’ Nevermind album!

http://diffuser.fm/cover-stories-nirvana-nevermind/?fblw

More ‘Led Zeppelin shows? Probably not.

http://loudwire.com/jimmy-page-i-cant-foresee-another-led-zeppelin-reunion/

I was expecting a very good album from Mark Tremonti, but his metal/rock album “Cauterize” blew me away.

http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22864-mark-tremonti-double-time?page=3

Disturbed is loud wire’s most anticipated album of the month for August. For me & others that would be setting the bar pretty low. I’m not in my early 20s anymore.

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-immortalized-august-2015-release-of-the-month/

I don’t do album reviews, I recommend stuff I like. Check out the Finger Eleven album “Five Crooked Lines” the last 2 albums were disappointing for me, this feels like more of a return to their first 3 albums just more grown up. The single “Wolves & Doors” for me, is one of the weakest tracks on the album.

New “Dream Theater” album? I didn’t even know! So many surprises this year! It’s coming next year but even that’s just good news!

http://loudwire.com/dream-theater-early-2016-album-release/

^^I was hooked on this album when it came out. Everyday at work, I’d listen to it while running my printing press, iPod on in my pocket!

Worst to first Green Day album. I can’t stand “American Idiot”. I’m not a hard core Green Day fan though.

http://diffuser.fm/worst-to-first-every-green-day-album/?fblw2

^^Just not my thing.

Pretty quiet weekend here. Some friend came down from Edmonton. There were some Chicken wings that needed to be eaten & some beer that needed to be dealt with. Last night a smoked/BBQ supper out doors wine, beer & an adorable kiddo that has warmed up to “Unkie” Chris. She also put on a dance show after our meal. She’d hit the floor & start kicking her legs then I’d be all “SHE’S BREAK DANCING!”! If she was going to pull off the worm, then she’d blow my mind along with many others!

Day off, couch is looking good to watch some Blue Jay baseball after yesterday’s terrible umpire at home plate! Really, first inning warning to both dugouts after Kansas City throws at the 2nd Blue Jay hitter followed by another hit batter later on, then 2 balls thrown at Josh Donaldson’s head, both in different at bats. Benches cleared, no fight broke out but 2 Blue Jay coach’s & a rookie Blue Jay pitcher tossed from the game after the Blue Jays did nothing in retaliation.

Songs I like. “Muse” Went to a band rehearsal at Todd Bryanton’s, went to the basement to set up my gear & he had “Muse’s” 2nd studio album playing. “Is this Radiohead?” I asked. “It’s Muse” he replied then I went out the next day & bought the CD I heard. Now I have all of the Muse albums on CD other than their recent release “Drones” which I was quite disappointed with, I was expecting more from it.

If Matthew Bellamy wasn’t such a great musician & singer, it may have been a 1 listen & delete album for me?

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

NU METAL?

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Rock It Out Blog from Monday

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

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

Big Wreck shared it……

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

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

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

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

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

In Flames share it, so here it is…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Singles…

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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