WEEKEND UPDATE/TREMONTI

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Music throughout the weekend.

 

Quiet & uneventful weekend.  Kim was cleaning like crazy.  “Will you eat this?  It expires today” she asks me as she’s cleaning the fridge.  Of course I say “Yeah, sure!”  Mmmm, chocolate milk & vegetables, they don’t really go well together.

Friday night I watched the baseball game, then ‘Friends’ on Netflix until midnight.  Got up shortly after 9:00 am & watched more baseball.

Kim & I went out for a drive in the evening, she needed photos for her photography class.  Drove around the city & couldn’t find a place to photograph what she needed.  Came home, had supper & watched “The Secret Life of Pets”, even funnier with rum & coke in you!

Thought I would have more exciting news, but plans changed.  I hope you all are enjoying your summer!

 

TREMONTI

Yes, Mark Tremonti former guitarist of “Creed” & current lead guitarist of “Alter Bridge”.  “Tremonti” is his side/solo project.  He classifies his solo project as metal, I find it to be a different form of hard rock, much like Alter Bridge.  Both would be in the same genres, but I really don’t see a genres either group would easily fit into.  Usually what happens with Alter Bridge is that singer, Myles Kennedy, will take off to sing live/record for Slash, Mark Tremonti will do an album & tour with his solo group, where he is the lead singer also.  So far Alter Bridge has released 5 studio albums & a few live albums.  Tremonti has released 4 studio albums to date.

2012    ALL I WAS

 

2015    CAUTERIZE

 

 

2016    DUST

 

 

2018   A DYING MACHINE

 

 

Alter Bridge with Symphony Orchestra in England!!!!

I’m so excited about this DVD/Blu-ray.  Available on September 7th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Smashing Pumpkins cover Led Zeppelin & David Bowie on tour

http://loudwire.com/smashing-pumpkins-tour-opener-greatest-hits-led-zeppelin-david-bowie-covers/

 

More System of a Down news.

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-john-dolmayan-all-of-us-to-blame-new-album/

 

What the Heck was that??????  Unfortunately Metallica didn’t improve the Macarena.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-master-of-puppets-macarena-mash-up/

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

BUSY DAY, THIS WILL BE VERY BRIEF

I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the self-titled debut album.  This is a FANTASTIC album!  You can hear a Jeff Buckley & Radiohead influence in it.

 

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No time for much exercise, stuff I need to do around the house.

 

Jonny Depp is doing what now?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/johnny-depp-to-play-notorious-big-investigator-in-film-w438535

 

I guess Clint Eastwood has a movie coming out.  Here’s Consequence of Sound’s review

 

Lamb of God shared it…..

 

There’s a TON of movies I haven’t seen that I just plan to buy on blu-ray

Matt Heafy of “Trivium” plays Wikipedia fact or fiction

 

Why is this new Daft Punk helmet such a big story?

http://www.be-street.com/this-custom-diy-daft-punk-helmet-just-might-be-better-than-the-original/

 

So Tim Tebow, former NFL quarterback, has been signed by the Atlanta Braves baseball organization.  Video inside the link.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17472058/atlanta-braves-confirm-interest-former-qb-tim-tebow

 

Helmet announce tour & new album!!

http://loudwire.com/helmet-dead-to-the-world-album-fall-2016-tour-dates/

 

Stephen Colbert on the iPhone 7!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-colbert-literally-break-down-new-iphone-7-w438593

 

Former Rage Against The Machine singer, Zach De La Rocha, unleashes new song.  LANGUAGE!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-zack-de-la-rochas-bruising-digging-for-windows-w438589

 

Another new Alter Bridge song.

 

From what I can tell it looks like In Flames is releasing a new studio album as well as a live album & DVD?  They did just release 2 singles

 

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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

Bye,

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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I don’t follow politics……….EVER! I was watching CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the National news. They were reporting on Donald Trump’s Republican Convention, I changed the channel to watch that instead. I haven’t watched any of the debates for more than 5 minutes. I watched the majority of this one though. I couldn’t stop laughing! I was even lol! My goodness he’s entertaining & scary at the same time. The entire speech was like watching a terrorist threaten another terrorist. I honestly couldn’t stop laughing! I watched it until the end & realized a couple of things. A) I should have been watching the campaign from the start just for the entertainment value! B) If he wins, it’ll be scary & the USA will be a gated community. Nobody’s coming from the Southern Boarder, the East Coast, China or Russia aren’t coming from the West Coast, & us Canadians will build a wall on our Southern Boarder & send the bill to the USA.

Friday was more of me trying to be comfortable with a screwed up back. I didn’t go to the football game. I don’t think it would have done any good sitting on a wooden bench for that amount of time. We babysat our friends kid, who politely told me where to go & how to get there! Kim was painting with her. Kim was painting a person flying a kite. I said we should blow to make some wind for “auntie” Kim, man was I wrong. “UNCLE CHRIS WE DON’T BLOW WIND, WE PAINT IT!!!” aka she told me in the most polite way where to go & how to get there, finger pointing & all.

So at the end of the day, I slept on the couch again, while Kim slept in our bed with someone else, a 2 ½ year old and I’m not sure if I’ll be invited to her 3rd birthday party.

Saturday was my aunts memorial in Regina. The family left the chapel to “Spirit in the Sky” I had finished my crying a week ago, I was OK. My mother did the eulogy at the service for her older sister, she of course choked up, then I choked up a bit too. The entire ceremony actually felt like a celebration. I’ve never felt that at a memorial/funeral? My aunt was really cool & fun to be around, & that’s exactly what I’ll remember about her!

Back to my parents place for a very excessive amount of food and whatever you brought for alcohol. I left with a food baby……and 1 beer……………….a 2 liter bottle of beer. It’s pretty rare to see your mother, uncle & cousins do a shot of tequila at the front of a chapel during a memorial, but I know that’s what my aunt would have wanted!

Now it’s Sunday & I have baseball to watch. Yes my back I still sore. I’ll finish this later.

I’d like to know if Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf will ever release a full album? I don’t buy singles unless there are 10 or more to make an album.

http://www.thefader.com/2016/07/21/reignwolf-hardcore-mike-d

See how Mark Tremonti’s custom PRS guitars are made.

http://www.guitarplayer.com/gear/1012/watch-artist-joe-fenton-create-one-of-a-kind-prs-guitar-for-mark-tremonti/58936

Linkin Park singer, Chester Bennington, defends Linkin Park’s music.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-chester-bennington-my-opinion-we-kept-metal-alive/

In Flames shared it….

Thursday’s Gerber & Gerber from Consequence of Sound

Movies I have yet to see…

Steve Harvey on Country music

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/see-steve-harvey-explain-why-white-people-love-country-music-w430353

Do people still listen to Korn? I guess so, they’ve got a new album to be released.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-korns-disturbing-gothic-new-rotting-in-vain-video-w430096 LANGUAGE & DISTURBING IMAGERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read a statement on civilization from Serj Tankian, System of a Down vocalist

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-serj-tankian-civilization-current-form-run-its-course/

Wheel of musical impression Celine Dion with Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-celine-dion-spoof-cher-rihanna-sia-on-fallon-w430421

I’m not on twitter. I vaguely heard about the incident.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-ghostbusters-star-leslie-jones-talk-twitter-trolls-w430418

Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert discuss the RNC.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-jon-stewart-take-over-late-show-to-slam-rnc-fox-news-w430417

I quite enjoy Echosmith!

http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/07/21/echosmith-performing-colgate-skating-gymnastics-spectacular-abc/

So Maynard James Keenan, Tool singer, is heading out on his book tour. This tells me another year passes & no Tool album until 2017? LANGUAGE!!!!!

Songs for a campaign. Instead of using a song by famous musicians without their approval. Maybe politicians should use songs from the public domain? Nursery rhymes, happy birthday, the National Anthem, etc.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/5-reasons-trump-shouldnt-use-a-queen-song-in-his-campaign-w430028

Mike Shinoda defends Chester Bennington’s remarks

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-mike-shinoda-criticizes-media-chester-bennington-kept-metal-alive-quote/

What’s it like to tour with the “Tragically Hip”?

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2016/07/22/what-its-like-to-tour-with-the-tragically-hip.html

Remember “The Blair Witch Project”? If not you should brush up, because the sequel is coming out in September.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-creepy-first-trailer-for-surprise-blair-witch-sequel-w430566

Would you want a Manson family member out on parole?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/california-governor-denies-parole-for-manson-family-member-w430563

This is just really cool!

http://www.metaspoon.com/planter-box-holes-flowers/?fb=M1

26 years ago Pantera released the album “Cowboys from Hell”

http://loudwire.com/pantera-cowboys-from-hell-album-anniversary/

Two of the spin offs from “Batman vs. Superman”

Wonder Woman trailer at comic con

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-wonder-woman-fight-entire-army-in-first-official-trailer-w430578

Followed by the Flash movie trailer

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/dc-superheroes-unite-in-first-justice-league-teaser-w430581

Man I hope they announce an album release date soon.

Former Metallica bassist, Jason Newsted, unveils “Would & Steal” project during webcast. Video inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/jason-newsted-would-and-steal-project-webcast/ LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!

I believe “Big Wreck” is rehearsing or recording new material, from what I can tell by the photo on facebook?!

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Bye,


Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

RADIO

I fell asleep to “Nirvana” the live album “From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah”

I exercised to “Ben Harper” the album “Call It What It Is” wasn’t long enough, so I put on “Highly Suspect” the album “Mister Asylum”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!

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All of my music info came from; first my parents, then radio, then Much Music, always from like minded friends, then I got into metal a little over a decade ago, & now it’s all from facebook. I rarely listen to the radio, for a few reasons. I flip on the rock radio station & I either own it or don’t like it. That & isn’t FM radio supposed to play/advertise a new song or album? I don’t need to hear “Tom Sawyer” by Rush from the 1970s for the 4th time today ( I wish I was joking but somebody at the station must REALLY like that song)

I’ll be sitting in our vehicle somewhere Kim has to run in, & I’ll flip through 3 FM stations & usually turn it off after a total of 10 seconds. If I find something I like, it’s usually on the soft rock station or Jack FM where they truly do play everything. I probably own it, but haven’t listened to it in a while & it urges me to listen to an album when I get home!

All I can tell you is that Paramore’s Facebook page is very active with studio photos!!!!!!

Ben Affleck knew you hated him being cast as Batman. The movie exceeded my expectations! I loved the Christian Bale Batman trilogy! I’d say this is darker and easily lives up to the hype! Out on iTunes for purchase June 28th. Available in store on DVD or Blu-ray in July.

Another Chevelle song Thursday night!!!!

I wonder if Brewster rocks out to System of a Down when he’s left alone?

FINALLY!!!!! Trump has to answer to his $#%^&%$#@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-media-is-finally-calling-out-trumps-toxic-demagoguery-20160620

Neil Young has become a grumpy old man. Yes, he’s Canadian/ours.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-no-where-no-way-to-play-protest-songs-today-20160620

…and the youtube case keeps rolling!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swift-mccartney-sign-petition-for-digital-copyright-reform-20160620

New Blink-182 song with video.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-blink-182s-celebratory-youthful-bored-to-death-video-20160620#ixzz4CAnKTmB6

I at my parents place from the afternoon to the time Kim finished work. Then we had supper & came home shorty after that.

I wrote all of this but the stuff I listened to at the top of this post. It’s now 12:30pm. I’m becoming a fantastic procrastinator! Not a good thing at all. I had lunch after my exercises & listened to the most recent release from “Lacuna Coil” the album “Delirium”.

OK, he’s dead now. What is done is done. Nobody can change that. It was wrong & the victims will be left to deal with it unfortunately. Let him R.I.P.

http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/94371?utm_campaign=nme-21st-june-21-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Carpool karaoke with Selena Gomez

http://www.nme.com/news/selena-gomez-0/94368?utm_campaign=nme-21st-june-21-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Opeth announce North American tour. Mostly American dates.

http://loudwire.com/opeth-2016-north-american-tour-the-sword/

Bush or Bush x, as they were known as when their 1st album was released, have a new song & video. They never stopped, they just weren’t as popular.

http://loudwire.com/bush-people-at-war-video/

Comedian, Jim Breuer, interview

http://loudwire.com/jim-breuer-songs-from-the-garage-impersonating-musicians-daughters-dating-metalheads-more/

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

The gun laws in America are just ridiculous! Go on USA at this current rate their will be 3 of you left in 20 years. Video of the President inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/one-big-reason-the-latest-gun-bills-failed-20160621

Ah, the summer of 1989! I was 9 years old

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/nirvanas-bleach-to-batman-how-summer-1989-shook-pop-culture-20160620

This came out in 1990, but they were the in thing at the time.

Best movies of 2016 so far.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/11-best-movies-of-2016-so-far-20160621

Now coming out this Friday or next Friday. I like Jaws, this could surpass it with all of the technology available now?

A guitar from, Corey Beaulieu of Trivium, signed by Trivium members & Tremonti members to be auctioned for those affected by the shooting in Orlando

http://wjrr.iheart.com/features/trivium-wjrr-benefit-2232/#ixzz4BsMlWxki

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres