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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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

HUMAN IPOD

I fell asleep to “Iron Maiden” the album “Powerslave” then a sampling of 4 albums & finally “Kongos” the album “Lunatic”

I exercised to ”Lamb of God” the album “Ashes of the Wake”

Kim calls me the human iPod. I have a lot of useless music trivia in my head. My dad has a TON & my brother has a fair share too. If they brought back “Rock n’ Roll Jeopardy” any of the 3 of us could do very well as contestants. If we’re all together & somebody wants to play a music trivia game, we aren’t allowed to be on 1 team with 2 of us on that team, there has to be a minimum of 3 teams.

As for walking this week, I said no, not this week. I pushed it too far last week & with being awake until 2:00 am on Friday, I’m still quite tired. No, I did not drink, I had a pint of beer with my supper & that was my alcohol consumption for the weekend.

Muse shared it….

New song/video for “Rivers of Nihil”. Never heard of them?

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/rivers-of-nihil-premiere-live-video-for-monarchy.html

Everytime “Revolver magazine” posts something, I sing this to myself in my head….

I don’t get how “Slipknot” & “Marilyn Manson” fit together? Apples & Oranges to me?

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-marilyn-manson-summer-2016-north-american-tour/

Looks to me that Apple/iTunes should get it together &……………….wait……..this will blow your mind….PAY the musicians/disperse the cash differently & have the biggest piece of the money go to the artist(s)! Everybody made money on music up to the late ’90s, what’s different now? Do I smell a class action lawsuit brewin’?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/spotify-moves-to-stop-150-million-class-action-lawsuit-20160216

I don’t even feel any sympathy for the creators of any music streaming or downloading site at this point. It’s easy & convenient for music fans, but who in their right mind wants to work for free! Since the artists aren’t making money on recording new material, maybe they should just make it for themselves, never release anything & just tour? We’ll see how long that lasts before they all go broke?

A buddy of mine could use some help ASAP! In Regina!

“I never thought that Farrell and I would be in this position but we are looking for a place to live immediately for our safety and our family’s safety. We had a mold inspection today on our house just to ensure that everything was OK and safe for the baby and I am very pissed to report that it is not the case! We are over run with mold in about 2/3 of the house, we have no choice but to leave, the issue is where? Where can we find a place that is mold free that we can afford for our future son and our cats? We are amazing renters, we take great pride in our house as many who have been there can attest too, this occurred through no fault of our own. I am begging anyone on here that may know of anyone who has a house they are renting out that is affordable $1300 max as maternity leave doesn’t pay much and we are gonna be tightening up the straps financially to ensure our child has the best quality of life possible. I am completely blind sided by this and am beside myself trying to figure out exactly WTF we are gonna do. We have been through the ringer and have always come out on top and we will again, no questions there. If there is any way you guys can share this around to potential owners or friends you may know of that have a decent house in a decent area I will be forever in your debt. Also a gigantic thank you to all of our friends that have offered help. You have our eternal gratitude “

Nirvana & Beck’s tribute to David Bowie

Never a good thing when this happens.

http://loudwire.com/cauldron-van-accident-bow-out-tour/

Apple music commercial

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/st-vincent-killer-mike-and-the-nationals-matt-berninger-star-in-apple-musicsonos-commercial-watch/

Another season of “Daredevil” WOO HOO!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. It cut off the end, sorry!

Stephen Jenkins (Third Eye Blind singer) on the ’90s

The ’90s had a lot of variety for music. Remember I said “Variety”/”Quantity” not “Quality”. I listen to groups from the ’90s. “Grunge” & “rock” music & some “post-Grunge” stuff. I like that I’ve gotten into metal, it was hard to find in the ’90s and it still is. Near the end of the ’90s I kept thinking to myself “There has to be something more, something heavier?” Now I find it easier to get the music I want to hear, which is mostly hard rock & metal. Both very small niche markets. Once you’re into those tiny markets, there is more than you expected to be there. Of course at times I need something different, I’m not just into metal & nothing else, like a full blown metal head. I can’t just listen to someone screaming at me all of the time, other people can though, that’s cool with me. I don’t need to understand it, but I do acknowledge it. Just like the ’80s L. A. hair metal scene, I don’t understand the appeal, but I acknowledge that most of the music I like from the ’90s is heavily influenced by that scene.

Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age & Eagles of Death Metal) & Brody Dalle (the Distillers) have their 3rd child

http://www.nme.com/news/brody-dalle/91585?utm_campaign=nme-17-feb-2016-17-02-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Sorry about the album artwork. I couldn’t find an original version without it? X-RATED!!!

No, I wasn’t a fan of “The Distillers”, I knew of a few people who were though.

I have a question for “The Simpsons”. I’m 36 years old, yet I did an air band to a song from your 1st season soundtrack on cassette in grade 6. How long are you going to milk this cow? Season 1 1990.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/homer-simpson-to-answer-fan-questions-in-the-simps/399713?utm_campaign=nme-17-feb-2016-17-02-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“Third Ion” 2nd album on the way!!!!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/third-ion-new-album-biolith-nearly-complete–2#/

Their first album was good. This one sounds even better!

“Volbeat” American tour dates. I was into “Volbeat” for roughly 2 weeks, not for me. Holland’s “Nickelback”. I was into “Nickelback” for almost 2 years, also not for me. These bands take a lot of crap from haters. They’ve done something right though, you know who “Nickelback” is? It’s called hard work & dedication. They’ve both have likely busted their butts to achieve their success. Hard work, dedication & a very small amount of luck, like %0.1.

http://loudwire.com/volbeat-april-2016-u-s-tour-dates/

12 shocking crimes in rock & metal. I hope they include church burning by extreme/black metal groups in Europe? Yes, unfortunately it is a real thing.

http://loudwire.com/shocking-crimes-rock-metal-history/?fb17

In Regina, we don’t have the option through cable to get “FX” & “HBO” costs $20.00 a month for 3 channels. Now most people are going to online subscriptions like Netflix, Shomi, Crackle, Crave TV, etc.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/recaps/the-people-v-o-j-simpson-episode-3-our-fact-checking-recap-20160216?page=2

“White Zombie” box set on the way.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/white-zombie-it-came-from-n-y-c-box-set-details-announced.html

“Paramore” shared it…….

Yep, I’ve seen “Machinehead” once opening for “Lamb of God” a long time ago in a city far, far away……

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/machine-head-release-making-of-video-for-new-song-is-there-anybody-out-there.html LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!

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“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

WORLD OF CONFUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve bought 3 “Volbeat” albums on iTunes & never listen to them.

http://loudwire.com/volbeat-part-ways-bassist-anders-kjolholm/

Friday’s Rock It Out Blog

POSSIBLE LANGUAGE! Haven’t watched the entire show yet.

Terrorist attack in Paris.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eagles-of-death-metal-paris-explosion-20151113

I guess it doesn’t matter where you live…………….no one’s truly “safe”! None of this was even thought of in the early 1990s, now there’s stuff like this all of the time. I don’t know when so many people snapped & thought killing people was cool?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/foo-fighters-cancel-european-tour-following-paris-terrorist-attack/

“Eagles of Death Metal” lost their merchandise vendor, due to the attacks in Paris

http://loudwire.com/nick-alexander-eagles-of-death-metal-merch-guy-dies-paris-terrorist-attack/

I do music stuff, but let’s talk about whoever was responsible for the attacks in Paris. Does nobody have an inner voice of reason, or just voices in their head saying “Kill, hurt, destruct EVERYTHING & EVERYBODY”? Why do it in the first place?

They’re gonna kill hundreds of people & likely get caught or kill themselves? If they want to die, what good is it taking innocent people with you?

It feels now like I need to wear bullet proof everything before I leave my house? I was born in 1980, I’d never heard the words ISIS or Al Queda? Even my spell check doesn’t know the word “Queda”?!? This is one screwed up world! I’m not even safe in my own home? You stay in your country & do your thing, I’ll be here doing my thing. A Jihad/Holy War? This isn’t a “Holy War”? It’s just a stupid war that won’t solve anything you’ve set out to prove! Killing hundreds/thousands of innocent people is dumb & useless!

Saturday we spent the day with Corey & Jolene’s cute kiddo 2 year old Hannah! Paint, colouring, stickers, snack & a nap. Then baking cookies with “Auntie” Kim, followed by pizza for supper with Jolene here. The nap was for Hannah, not Kim or I. All I hear in my head now is Elmo’s voice.

More concert cancellations in France.

http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-papa-roach-motorhead-sunday-show-cancellations-france/

Even SNL weighed in on the attacks on Paris. This could become an every week opening at the rate this world is going? Sounds like a near future WW3 possibly in the near future?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-saturday-night-lives-poignant-paris-cold-open-20151115#ixzz3rZTzM0k7

Muse tour dates including the typical Canadian tour, Toronto, Montreal, Québec (that’s new), & Vancouver. Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Labrador, The Maritimes, & the Territories, meh. “We’ll hit 3 provinces & call it a World tour. Everybody else does it?”

http://muse.mu/tour-dates.htm?pg=1

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister singer) gets on stage with Barenaked Ladies to play Twisted Sister’s big hit. LANGUAGE AT THE START!!!

Songs I like, “Tom Petty”. Only one Greatest Hits album that I added a few songs to from a CD I had.

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

Bye,

Chris

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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

It took a while yesterday in the late afternoon. I did get the “Sonic Highways” HBO series which I had bought for $20 while it was on HBO, the special features in the studios & extended interviews finally showed up. For a while yesterday I thought it might be a Cash Grab! In Canada or at least Regina, HBO is an extra $20 a month for 3 channels on your cable package. We had it for 4 weeks to watch 4 episodes of the series. I found it on iTunes for $20. I figured it’s cheaper to just buy it rather than spending $40 to just watch it & have it disappear.

Somebody wants some of the spotlight? Van Halen is one of those bands that should probably just tour now?

Somebody finally got the memo, it’s not the 1980s anymore, SURPRISE!
http://loudwire.com/skid-row-vocalist-johnny-solinger-exits-replaced-by-tony-harnell/

Now Twisted Sister has announced a farewell tour for 2016.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-04-08/twisted-sister-hire-portnoy-for-farewell-tour

I just watched this on Jimmy Fallon from last night
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/louis-c-k-torpedoed-fallons-chance-to-star-on-dana-carvey-show-20150408

I saw “Who is Fancy” do this song on Jimmy Fallon from last night doing this song. Catchy song I have to check into this? Checked iTunes & it’s just a single. I don’t buy single songs because I never listen to them. If there is a full album that I like the most of the songs on then I buy it.

Marilyn Manson news that nobody will care about….
http://loudwire.com/marilyn-manson-dennys-fight-plans-press-charges-attacker/

I still haven’t seen this movie? Pearl Jam told me I should.
http://www.amazon.com/singles-bd-blu-ray-bridget-fonda/dp/b00r4sm4p0

Anti Vaccinations? Maybe join the Church of Scientology?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/07/anti-vaxxers-normal-people_n_7017814.html

Tuesday on iTunes Halestorm fans!!!

How does a newer band like “Volbeat”, 4 albums, have “Anthrax”, 14 albums, as an opener/special guest? I like both groups, but isn’t Anthrax considered one of the HUGE 4 metal bands? Anthrax formed in 1981, Volbeat formed in 2001? At least they’re bringing “Anthrax” to Regina & Saskatoon!

Frances Cobain interview about Kurt Cobain
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/frances-bean-life-after-kurt-cobain-death-exclusive-interview-20150408 Like I need to do this, I guess if you lived under a rock throughout the 1990s

Review of the new Halestorm album “Into The Wild Life”
https://www.yahoo.com/music/first-listen-halestorms-new-album-into-the-115339849406.html

Inductors & inductees for the 2015 “Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-mccartney-stevie-wonder-fall-out-boy-to-induct-hall-of-famers-20150318

In Flames shared it on facebook so I’ll share it here. Back in 2006, when I discovered them

Frances Cobain is not a fan of Nirvana & doesn’t think her father is a hero
http://www.tmz.com/2015/04/08/frances-bean-cobain-kurt-nirvana-not-a-fan-suicide/

Pearl Jam live from the 2000 DVD “Touring Band”

15 songs already written for the next Megadeth album!!!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-04-08/megadeth-have-15-tracks-written-says-mustaine

Kim made me watch “Dancing with the Stars” last night. When she comes home I’ll be on the couch watching………………….BASEBALL! I’m assuming I’ll be sent to the bedroom TV to watch the game?

Songs I like. “Dave Matthews Band” I think I took the time to learn “Ants Marching” on guitar, very difficult for me to sing at the same time, that just never happened for me.

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


Bye,

“Butthead” aka Chris

VOLBEAT

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam.

Another 4 song installment of the Top 200 songs by classic rock magazine.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2014-08-06/four-songs-from-200-part-six#

Do you want “Weird Al” as the Super Bowl half time show?
http://www.sportsnet.ca/football/nfl/petition-backs-weird-al-for-super-bowl-show/

St. Vincent to be the band leader on Seth Myers next week.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/st-vincent-will-serve-as-bandleader-on-late-night-with-seth-meyers-next-week/

Foreigner to re-release 1st 7 albums.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-06/foreigner-boxset-features-first-seven-records

Star Wars to be in Disney parks.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/star-wars-disney-parks_n_5653067.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

Bad news for Malcolm Young of AC/DC.
http://loudwire.com/acdc-biographer-does-not-expect-malcolm-young-return/

Favourite Alter Bridge song? Hard to choose 1 song out of 52 songs on 4 studio albums!

RIOB interview from Lollapalooza.

Volbeat. Yes, the singer has a baritone voice aka deep. I like them and they don’t sound like Pearl Jam, Nickelback, Creed, etc. To me anyways. I have 3 of their 5 studio recordings from iTunes. They are a Danish group with 4 members that gathered in 2000 or 2001. “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”, “Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood” and “Beyond Hell/Above Heaven”. Here’s 2 songs from each album in order of release, 2009, 2012 and 2013…

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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,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
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