WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday night we stayed in & popped in a DVD aka nothing too exciting. We’re getting old & tired. Saturday we had planned on hanging out in Sherry & James’ backyard, it was far too windy for that though. Sunday we went to my parents place for brunch with some of out of province Frasers were in town. We hung out there for a while then Mitch & Rachel came with us to see “Captain America : The Civil War” AWESOME movie, the action/fight scenes were too fast for Kim on the screen that large though. Then we rushed off to have supper at Brown’s Social House with some friends. Mitch & Rachel were off to visit with other friends.

Kim & I were tired Sunday evening. Kim & I don’t spend much time outside & she has a really red farmers burn. All of the time between brunch & the movie, roughly 3 hours, we hung out in my parents backyard. If there’s shade, I’m good, if I get too hot I head indoors to cool off.

Stone Sour/Slipknot vocalist weighs in on N.W.A. vs. Gene Simmons LANGUAGE!!

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-debate-gene-simmons-n-w-a/

If you walk, talk & smell like someone who’s apposed to Muslims. This is what happens. I wasn’t there so I don’t know if it’s true or not?

http://loudwire.com/eagles-of-death-metal-dropped-two-french-festivals-jesse-hughes-terrorism-remarks/

Volbeat fans, this is for you.

http://loudwire.com/volbeat-seal-the-deal-lyric-video/

Halestorm prank gone wrong

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-lzzy-hale-prank-brother-arejay-hale/

…And no one’s surprised

http://loudwire.com/warrant-wes-scantlin-arrest-no-show-court/

Soilwork drummer fills in for Megadeth while Lamb Of God tours

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-tap-soilwork-drummer-upcoming-shows/

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman, Anthony Kiedis, speaks about his time in the hospital.

http://loudwire.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-anthony-kiedis-speaks-hospitalization/

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

Alter Bridge studio update

“Tracking for ABV is done! Mixing starts soon!”

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, defends Nickleback. I’m not a fan of Nickleback. That being said, there’s no reason to dump on them. You don’t like them, change the radio station, don’t buy their albums, wait 3 ½ minutes in a restaurant/bar until something else comes on & just let them be. Your going to waste your time & energy hating a group or artist? Because you heard 4 minutes of something you don’t like?

http://www.nme.com/news/nickelback/93728?utm_campaign=nme-23-may-2016-23-05-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I love that people who vote get to sit on their big thrown and complain about whatever they want. I didn’t vote. I voted in 1 election in my 36 years, so I’m not allowed to complain. That’s fine by me! Is complaining going to change Justin Trudeau’s status? Probably not. So why complain, especially if I’m around? I’m not about to fix it for you?

Dierks Bentley interviewed by Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett. Dierks Bentley was an ’80s metal head? I’m not surprised, quite a few of them switched to country music in the new century.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dierks-bentleys-interview-with-foo-fighters-guitarist-5-things-we-learned-20160523

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I can’t wait for November. When the TV isn’t flooded with the circus in the USA. Really? They haven’t decided yet?

All of the 1980s hair metal should stay in the 1980s, in my opinion.

http://loudwire.com/classic-dokken-lineup-reunite/

Gee! I wonder what will be number 1 on this list?

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-albums-1990s/#photogallery-1=1

This isn’t number 1 but it’s on the list.

20 years ago today on May 21, 1996, Soundgarden released “Down on the Upside”

Radio interview with Mark Tremonti

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Bye,


Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

ALREADY TICKETS TO 4 CONCERTS THIS YEAR!!!!

I fell asleep to “Lacuna Coil” the album “Broken Crown Halo”

I exercised to “Baroness” the double album “Yellow & Green”

“The Odds” were great way back when. I’ve got their first 4 CDs. I’m good though with that & yes I still listen to them every now & then. I saw them live when I was in high school. I don’t think I need to see them again.

http://jadedandelated.com/craig-northey-odds-nest-turns-20/

Masterpiece review of David Bowie by Consequence of Sound

I don’t know much about the NFL, I’d have to go with Joe Montana on this one as the greatest quarterback, at least in my lifetime so far.

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/features/is-peyton-manning-the-greatest-quarterback-of-all-time-20160209

I know where I won’t be, since I don’t have a current passport & I’m not a fan of “Rammstein “ in the least, never have been. If you like them & want to go to Chicago, cool with me!

http://loudwire.com/rammstein-chicago-open-air/

Why do the members of “Slipknot” wear masks? LANGUAGE!!!!!

Yes, my passport is expired, I’ll likely never have a license, I exercise 5 days a week for at least an hour & I’m 36 years old now & have to really watch what I eat. That’s fine with me, but I do worry about Kim she needs a break…………………….from everything!!!!!!

Seattle, “Pentatonix” are coming

Rob Halford of “Judas Priest” plays rapid fire

http://loudwire.com/amon-amarth-johan-hegg-rob-halfords-rapid-fire/

“Politicians” I don’t follow them. SURPRISE!!! Now the people that voted for the Federal election are complaining. You voted, I didn’t. Good for you!!!!! Less stress for me!

http://www.ndpcaucus.sk.ca/broten_blasts_wall_s_plan_to_hide_gth_investigation_until_post_election

“Opeth” helping out!!!

https://tourpedo.nextlot.com/public#/sales/74574/lots

Donald Trump takes New Hampshire

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/watch-trumps-very-wtf-new-hampshire-victory-speech-20160210

Hopefully good news for the Toronto Blue Jays although he won’t be expected to play until May. When he was injured & wasn’t coming back last year, he was leading all of the rookies in almost all categories. I want to know what’s going to happen with Ryan Goins? His defense is far to good to sit on the bench as a utility infielder.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/devon-travis-hopes-to-hit-lead-off-for-blue-jays-in-2016/

Devon Travis highlight reel

You don’t give the audience a Nazi salute then shout “White Power”, never, don’t ever do that!

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-corey-taylor-philip-anselmo-controversy-racism/

Here you go Gwen Stefani fans. I’ll take “Bush” & “No Doubt” no solo stuff from Gwen though.

http://www.nme.com/news/gwen-stefani/91380?utm_campaign=nme-daily-10th-feb-10-02-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Metal cameos on TV. Mine is below.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/list-five-awesome-metal-cameos-on-tv-shows.html

This decision will make it worse.

http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-27634-GMO+ban+stays+despite+hunger,+says+Made/news.aspx

Oh, Mayim Bialick

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

Iron Maiden add dates to their world tour, 4 of them in Canada.

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-add-canada-europe-south-american-dates-2016-world-tour/

Call me what you want. I’m so sick of being bombarded by political verbal diarrhea. I don’t need to hear slimy politicians tell me what their opponent can’t do, or who’s voting for who? It’s your right to vote & that’s fine, remember it’s also my right not to vote.

I guess drummer, Matt Cameron, wasn’t busy enough with Soundgarden reuniting while continuing to handle the drum duties “haha I said duties” for Pearl Jam?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-grunge-supergroup-ten-commandos-staring-down-the-dust-20151009

Top 10 thrash metal albums NOT released by the big 4. I’m not a huge metal head, & now I know why 8 or 9 of these bands aren’t to my liking.

http://loudwire.com/top-10-thrash-albums-not-released-by-the-big-4/

Hear Kurt Cobain cover The Beatles’ “And I Love Her”

http://www.nme.com/news/kurt-cobain/88904?utm_campaign=nme-october-9-09-10-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Former school mate of Dave Grohl’s sings Queen’s “Under Pressure” on stage with Foo Fighters

http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/guy-who-beat-dave-grohl-high-school-contest-called-sing-n441491

20 years ago Friday “Green Day” released ‘Insomniac’

http://diffuser.fm/20-years-ago-green-day-retaliate-with-insomniac/

“Ten Commandos”

As a society. I think we now rely on technology more than we need to. What did people do before cell phones? My car just stopped on a grid road out to the cabin years ago, & it was late. I could have walked since I was close, but what would I have done if I was in the middle of nowhere? Sing “Queen”?

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-adrian-smith-lost-phone-ideas-underwear/

Any “Back to the Future” movie still holds up! “Great Scott!” “Heavy!”

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/flashback-marty-mcfly-visits-hill-valley-in-october-2015-20151009

As much as I like Ian Fletcher Thornley/Big Wreck you shouldn’t tamper with a classic….in other words “That is so 1997”

Alter Bridge live at Wembley!

www.loudwire.com Top videos of the week.

http://loudwire.com/battle-royale-huntress-stitched-up-heart-female-invasion-video-countdown/

James Corden & Stephen Colbert duet

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-stephen-colbert-james-cordens-playful-me-my-shadow-duet-20151010#ixzz3oB74j9iW

Singer Rob Halford on writing the next “Judas Priest” album

http://loudwire.com/rob-halford-judas-priest-raring-to-go-new-album/

Singer of ‘Depeche Mode” says Metallica writes pop songs?

http://loudwire.com/depeche-mode-singer-says-metallica-write-pop-songs/

10 funniest metal animal videos

http://loudwire.com/funniest-heavy-metal-animal-videos/

I like “The Glorious Suns”. They shared it, here it is

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight

New ‘Gorillaz’ album in the works? I wasn’t a fan of them the first time around.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/10/work-on-a-new-gorillaz-album-has-officially-begun/

Elvis Costello’s life in 10 songs

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/elvis-costello-my-life-in-10-songs-20151012

Shared on Tool’s facebook page

5 new Foo Fighters songs recorded?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/10/foo-fighters-have-recorded-five-new-songs-including-one-with-ben-kweller/

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson talks about which vocalist he looks up to

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-bruce-dickinson-vocalists-he-looks-up-to/

More Last Week Tonight with John Oliver LANGUAGE!!

Rock It Out Blog & I agree. I don’t ever expect everyone reading this to like the music I like. I just say what I like. When people go out of their way to bash ANY music act, it just seems like a waste of time & energy. Just say “Ah, no thanks” & move on.

Phil Collins biography next year……………….AWESOME!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/phil-collins-warts-and-all-autobiography-arriving-in-2016-20151012#ixzz3oNtnxzYE

Busy weekend here. Friday we attended a funeral of a distant family member. Saturday was my grandmother’s birthday party. I’ve been to a 2 year old’s birthday party & my grandmother’s birthday party, no I didn’t drink too much to cause any signs of a hangover either time but I’m tired after both! Sunday was Thanksgiving supper here with Kim’s family. I got to see a lot of people this weekend as well as eating WAY TOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finished off the weekend with a Blue Jays win, & supper at my parents house, meatballs with rice & a salad on the side. My grandparents were there along with my aunt from Airdrie

Songs I like, “Silverchair” Not a huge fan but I own 4 albums, that I rarely listen to, & in university we did play one of their songs in our cover band.

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“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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

Bye,

Chris

HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!! Get your mind out of the gutter!

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Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden singer) speaks about his 2 sons being bands

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-bruce-dickinson-criticism-sons-face-music-industry/

Iron Maiden’s “Book of Souls” out on Friday, September 4th!

I guess this is the most anticipated release of September as voted by loud wire readers

http://loudwire.com/shinedown-threat-to-survival-september-2015-release-of-the-month/

Atreyu return from hiatus. I’ve heard the name, I don’t think I’ve ever heard their music?

http://loudwire.com/atreyu-return-from-hiatus-new-album-long-live/

Tom DeLonge hopes Blink-182 will remain part of his life.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-delonge-hopes-blink-182-remains-part-of-my-life-20150902

LANGUAGE IN THIS VIDEO BELOW!

20 acts wanted to shake up future music festivals

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/wanted-20-acts-to-shake-up-future-music-festivals/21/

We need her back?

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm singer) sings cover song with a cover band

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-lzzy-hale-sings-black-sabbath-acdc-more/

^^Just doesn’t sound right without R. J. Dio?

Another reason I don’t follow politics, they’re messy. Ignorance is bliss for me.

http://ellebeaver.com/2015/09/01/cree-woman-wins-beauty-pageant-immediately-turns-spotlight-to-stephen-missing-and-murdered-women-not-a-priority-harper/

Who’s complaining about PM Stephen Harper? Not me! Voters that put him in power.

At the moment I have 3 albums on preorder from iTunes. “Iron Maiden”, “Trivium”, & “Clutch”

I want to hear the “Coheed & Cambria” album before I buy it. Release date on iTunes is October 16th .

Garbage reissue 20th anniversary of their first album. “Buy this thing that sounds a bit better than the original one you already own”. Not just them announcing reissues, EVERYBODY!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/garbage-detail-20th-anniversary-reissue-of-debut-album/

We’ll see if this works. Really nice photo of a Tremonti guitar.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1170928116254380&set=a.371378892875977.109222.100000116095788&type=1&theater

I guess the Canadian rockers Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) have separated. I may not enjoy their music, but separating is not the greatest of news.

http://loudwire.com/avril-lavigne-separation-nickelback-chad-kroeger/

I didn’t know they recorded together?

Looks as though “Pentatonix” will be releasing an album of original music on October 16th . iTunes preorder on Friday, September 4th. I REALLY like Pentatonix!

If you want a metal show I highly recommend “The Agonist” in the Exchange on Thursday, September 17th. Straight Outta Quebec (the province, not the city from the little that I know)

Article/interview with singer Scott Anderson of Finger Eleven

http://journeyofafrontman.com/2015/09/01/on-the-line-with-scott-anderson-of-finger-eleven/

Songs I like, “Paul McCartney & Wings”

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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

METAL FANS/BAND MEMBERS

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Metal fans get a bad reputation because of the music we like. Not every metal fan or band member is a flat out metal head though. The metal musicians and fans are some of the kindest people I’ve met. I’m in a wheelchair. When I go to The Exchange to see a local metal band play, TONS of people stop & say hello, shake my hand, chat for a bit, help me out if needed, hold open a door, etc. Nobody goes out of their way to be harmful to anyone. There’s a bad seed in every crowd so I don’t necessarily hang around those people. The people I know that play or listen to aggressive music won’t judge you on what you listen to for music. They know others can instantly judge them by their metal music. I’m not afraid to tell anyone what I listen to. Here’s a few examples of what I listen to….

It’s subjective. A song does not have an influence as to who you are! You like it because you like it, so why hide it? The only music fans I’ve met who don’t consider their music offensive are country music fans. It doesn’t bother me, I do enjoy a small sampling of country music here & there. It’s a lot like extremely heavy metal. Good for a bit, but not for more than one album a day. Slayer is as offensive as a Southern twang country artist to me! Kim was listening to “The Help” audio book on the way to who knows where, too much twang for me. I’m not trying to rattle anyone’s cage in particular, these are just off the top of my head examples……

I did it! I watched “Silence of the Lambs” with Kim. I put on my big boy pants, sucked it up & just asked Kim to hold me when I got scared. I haven’t watched that movie in over a decade. It’s not that freaky of a movie, but when they show Anthony Hopkins in a straight jacket & the brown muzzle/mask, I pee a little then curl up into the fetal position. Anything with Anthony Hopkins in it gives me the HEEBIE JEEBIES now! Blue Jays play a late game tonight. I’ll likely sit through a sequel, then watch the game?

I’ll tell you right off the bat, I DON’T VOTE OR FOLLOW POLITICS OR & here’s why. I get a kick out of watching greasy scum bags doing commercials to “help” their campaign by telling you the opposition can’t do this or that. Whoever’s commercial it is will promise you the moon though. I have 0 desire to sift through the nonsense & ballyhoo as to who I’d vote for. When politicians can honestly tell me how & what they can do then I’ll consider voting? Here’s 2 examples of what I’ve seen right out of the gate……

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservative-supporter-yells-reporters-memes-1.3196052

LANGUAGE!!!

Axl Rose loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles more than being on time for a concert! Hahahaha!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/axl-rose-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/

Pets, furry cuddly pets!

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

50 rock facts you might not know? Courtney Love was with “Faith No More” before they were famous?

http://diffuser.fm/50-rock-facts-you-may-not-know/#photogallery-1=22

Serj Tankian (System of a Down singer) turns 48 today! Happy Birthday! Now please get into the studio to record another SOAD album?

http://loudwire.com/rock-star-birthdays/#photogallery-1=146

One Direction video. This likely the first time I’ve heard their music, unless they’ve been on Jimmy Fallon, Ellen Degeneres, or Conan O’Brien.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/one-direction-go-to-space-camp-in-drag-me-down-video-20150821

Pentatonix are just AWESOME! New video from them!

Alter Bridge shares it, here it is…..

Alice in Chains’ “Facelift” was released 25 years ago today

http://loudwire.com/alice-in-chains-facelift-album-anniversary/

Finger Eleven tour dates. They have 2 dates in Saskatchewan! $45.00/ticket, WOW??????? I guess “One Thing made them huge??? That’s a lot of money to see a bar band??????

http://www.fingereleven.com/tour-dates/

Stone Temple Pilots are touring in the USA, no word of a full length album with Chester Benninton. They released a video in January saying they were 95% done recording the album, so where is it?

That’s a big statement from a guy who just released a disappointing album. LANGUAGE!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/muse/87736?utm_campaign=nme-august-21-21-08-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Really? Already announcing a sequel to “Straight Outta Compton”

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/87739?utm_campaign=nme-august-21-21-08-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

LANGUAGE OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!!!

James Labrie (Dream Theater) did well for himself! This has to be fake?!

New “Duran Duran” song. Yes, they’re still alive?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/duran-duran-shares-moving-new-song-what-are-the-chances-listen/

Hard rock & metal stars from the ’80s, now & then.

http://loudwire.com/hard-rock-metal-stars-in-the-80s-then-and-now/

Maybe “Poison” was an inspiration for this song?

Songs I like, “Obadiah Parker” I only have two 5 song EPs of cover songs

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