WEEKEND UPDATE

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No summer vacation for us.  Kim’s work is rather shorthanded this month.

Friday ended with me having a beer & a covfefe while watching “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown” followed by a trip to “The Queen City Ex” aka the carnival aka “Buffalo Days” to see “I Mother Earth” & “The Watchmen” in concert for a WHOPPING $12!  AWESOME!

We can look at this a few different ways.  A) I saw two of my BIG name bands from the ‘90s last year in 2 separate concerts at the casino.  B) I just saw them together Friday night at the travelling carnival.  C) Since 1999 I’ve been able to see them live while drinking a beer & paying less to see them.

The Watchmen are a fairly successful Canadian rock band, & incredible live.  The albums are great & then you see them live & they blow your mind they’re so good!

I Mother Earth is well taken among hard rock fans, but not for everyone.  I know Kim didn’t want to be there, but she stuck around, she could have left, I could have gotten a ride home with Mitch.

I guess Edwin’s back & Bryan’s out doing his solo country thing or is a concert promoter now.  Unfortunately Edwin & Bryan sound nothing alike.  We likely will never hear anything from the last 2 albums live (Edwin recorded just the first 2 albums).

The Watchmen played first from 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm or so finishing with their big hit………………

I Mother Earth played just as long & radio edit versions were not involved at all.  I think when they made the set list they may have been thinking something like this “They want this 7 minute song to be 5 minutes?  Too bad we’re making it 7:30 minutes long!”

I typically don’t like bands that improvise/”jam” on stage, if I’d have to choose one band that does it, I’d pick I Mother Earth in a heartbeat.

All we heard from I Mother Earth was about 5 songs from the first album and I’m guessing 7 songs from the second album.  Yes, we saw some slap guitar!  Not slap bass, but slap guitar in a solo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Who else does that?

This solo below has slap guitar in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Drummer, bassist, guitar, vocals, & 2 additional percussionists FANTASTIC!

I had somewhat of a high school crush Friday night watching these bands.  I discovered The Watchmen at home from sick one day on Much Music, Canada’s MTV.  1994 I saw this video on MM……………

1996 rolled around & this video and song was everywhere……………..

 

If it costs me $6 per ‘90s Canadian rock band now, there are a few more I’d love to see doing a reunion tour, that will likely never happen or they’re still together!

  1. A) Finger Eleven still together. They haven’t stopped since they changed their name from “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” & recorded the album “Tip” in 1998
  1. B) Matthew Good Band almost a guarantee to NOT get back together
  1. C) Wide Mouth Mason, maybe?
  1. D) Our Lady Peace together & opening for Guns n’ Roses, I don’t know if Our Lady Peace ever really stopped, much like Econoline Crush? Both just seemed to fade away from the spotlight? I’m not a Guns n’ Roses fan, I won’t be there.  I did just see Our Lady Peace open for Bryan Adams though.  They’re together & they’re good, as long as they keep the bulk of their shows on songs from their first 4 albums, which they did when I saw them!  Our Lady Peace last released an album in 2012 & Econoline Crush is recording with a new contract & label.  Currently there are 5 of their albums on iTunes, the most recent from 2010, a greatest hits album.

There could be many more added to that list of ‘90s rock bands, but that list would make me EXTREMELY happy!  Big Wreck has been back since 2011 & have released 3 albums & a 7 song EP of live songs & a cover.

The coolest thing about Friday night was that I was wearing a metal band T-Shirt, Lamb of God, & was complimented on it twice!  Once waiting for the show to start & some guy flashed me the metal horns on our way to our vehicle after the show.

I’ve had this experience before wearing one of my Into Eternity shirts in Boston & Edmonton.  Into Eternity is a local metal band that has done quite well as far as underground metal goes, check iTunes or your local music store, you’ll see 4 albums & 2 singles.  The first album is difficult to find.

Saturday evening we were babysitting for our friends.  Kim took Hannah to the “Emoji Movie”.  I stayed home with Brewster & the Roughriders game & the Blue Jays game.

 

Sunday Kim & Hannah had breakfast before I was even awake from sleeping on the couch.  I’m not sure where Brewster ended up sleeping?  He tends to roam when Hannah’s here.  He’s not sure how he’ supposed to act around young kids, he tends to get scared & find a quiet spot or curl up on my lap.  He does this also if there’s more than 3 or 4 people around as well.  Poor guy’s getting old, he’ll be 12 years old on January 31st, 2018.  We got him from a breeder down the street from us in April of 2006.

We finished Sunday with an early birthday BBQ for Corey at their place & a pile of Corey & Jolene’s friends.  I’d call it an annual event (well, the last 4 years as far as I know).  Corey smokes a brisket, we all eat & drink!

While at Corey & Jolene’s place I had a VERY odd sense of anxiety.  I don’t know what caused it, it certainly wasn’t anyone’s fault.  It was all in my head!  I didn’t freak out or anything, I just clamed up & felt out of place?  I couldn’t tell you why, I just felt awkward among people that I have no reason to?  Weird feeling, never happened to me before?  Again, nobody’s fault, it was all in my head.

Monday will be a lazy day for us, get ready for the week, watch whatever is half decent on TV or Netflix, lay low & prepare for Tuesday.  Yes, Saskatchewan, Canada has the most days off than any other province I think it is?

 

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I’m a big fan of Lamb of God, In Flames, Trivium, & many more metal bands!  Trivium has made 2 albums that are terrible to me though.  I have issues with “The Crusade” & “Shogun”.  I do like the song ‘The Crusade’, as for “Shogun” they seem to get stuck on a riff & repeat it many times.  Quite a few fans call “Shogun” their favourite album.  I don’t get it, but to each their own!  I got into them on the 2nd album “Ascendancy” released in 2005.  I own most of the CDs, until the last 2 which I bought on iTunes.  Anyways, here’s a review/reaction to the new single & the instrumental ‘The Crusade’.

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

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

 

I just figured we’d all be using emojis in the not so distant future?

http://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/features/rick-and-morty-creator-interview-w493420

 

Pearl Jam shared it, & it’s the first song on my favourite Pearl Jam album!  Listened to this album every day on the way to my summer job in 1998!

 

FYI – The Paranormal album from Alice Cooper is REALLY good!

 

So many conspiracy theories flying around the death of Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington.  Leave it alone & let them R.I.P.

 

Yep, it’s a marathon, not a sprint at a Foo Fighters show!  They tell you as they begin a show.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/foo-fighters-32-song-three-and-a-half-hour-lollapalooza-aftershow-was-something-to-behold-video-setlist/

 

How do the Blue Jays lose 16-7 on Friday in Houston, then play the same team the next day & win 4-3 in an extra inning.  Then go into the 9th inning ahead 6-3 and lose the game in the 9th inning 7-6?  Best team in baseball (Houston Astros) vs. the 2nd worst team (Toronto Blue Jays).  If you’re a casual Blue Jay fan, you may not want to watch a game for a year or two, this could get horrific!?

 

The fact that Pauly Shore is still around is incredible.  I love the Movie “Son-in-Law”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/pauly-shore-mocks-stephen-millers-statue-of-liberty-presser-w496193

 

A Rolling Stones member had lung cancer & survived, without the public knowing?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ronnie-wood-on-cancer-battle-it-could-have-been-curtains-w496199

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

 

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“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Green Day” the album “Dookie”, followed by “Wide Mouth Mason” their S/T album

I stretched to “The Watchmen” their 3rd album “Brand New Day”

 

I was ready Monday to do my exercise but after 300 crunches I knew to lay off.  My legs were getting sore.  I figure this should be a week of stretching only.  This leg/hip problem is really annoying & preventing me from doing what I’d like to do.  I was told by one of my doctors not to lay on my right side, so I didn’t.  After a while of sleeping on my left side, I woke up, stood up to get in my wheelchair & it felt as though I had a bruise on my left hip.  Now I can sleep on my back & somewhat on my right side.  This week will be stretching & guitar along with Blue Jay baseball!

I was going to do some pushups from my knees on Monday, then I realized I gave myself a large gash on my knee from crawling around.  It looks like I had knee surgery, far worse than it really is.  Didn’t really hurt ever, it just looks horrible.

I think I’ll continue the music/movie news.  I like it, stuff I’d like to know.  If all you want is surviving cancer news I’ll keep it at the top here.  If you want the pop culture stuff, I’ll put it below.  Like I said, the www.youtube.com links are just for reference if you don’t know who or what I’m talking about, you don’t need to play the entire clip.

As for this week, I’ll be practicing the song by “Clutch” & the song by “Foo Fighters”

 

This Barenaked Ladies medley of cover songs was too good not to share.

 

Corey Taylor of Stone Sour discusses new album coming in June!  LANGUAGE!!!!

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-stone-sour-hydrograd-album/

Same thing every artist says about a new album.  Have you ever heard a musician say, “Yeah, the new album’s OK I guess”.

 

Monday’s Tonight Show.  Lip Sync battle Shaq vs. Jimmy

 

Metallica originator Lars Ulrich discusses his longtime friendship with singer James Hetfield

http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-relationship-james-hetfield-best-its-been-its-called-growing-up/

 

Dave Grohl’s mom, Virginia Grohl, about mothers who have “Rock Star” children

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-grohls-mother-talks-new-book-on-fellow-rock-moms-w474773

 

Yep, Bryan Adams, Johnny Reid, & Our Lady Peace set to play the new Mosaic Stadium on May 27th.

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/bryan-adams-to-play-new-mosaic-stadium-on-may-27

 

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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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Radiohead” the album “The Bends”, followed by “Halestorm” the album “Into the Wild Life”

I exercised to “Blameshift” the album “Secrets”

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When I was going my therapy, my hands/palms would get very sweaty, especially during my Occupational therapy.  When I would do something simple, my hands would shake & sweat terribly.  I didn’t have much strength at all.  I was doing my therapy putting plastic pipes together (more like the idea of using it as legos for fine motor skills).  I never want to drop anything, so my hands started sweating ASAP since I was so nervous.  Physio, occupational, & exercise therapy were all scheduled for 45 minutes to an hour each.  The vast majority of my therapy was 17 hours a week.  My therapists doubled me for quite a while.  It worked though!

They may not be the tremendous numbers they were before, but I could feel it on my abs this morning.  This with my exercise feels normal to me.  The last 4 ½ months just felt like I was absolutely useless, so this is a very welcome change.  I guess it has to do with not being so dependent on others.  Everyone has been really good about taking me to wherever, I just don’t like to be a “burden” to others.

There aren’t even many releases I’m holding out for?  Other than Pentatonix & Linkin Park, I only know for certain that there are a few albums coming from Queens of the Stone Age, Stone Sour & Royal Blood.  “In a galaxy far, far away” someone has a new Tool album?

The other 3 supposed arrivals have no new material out yet!

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video

 

Still, today, here, on Earth, WHY?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/youtube-plans-policy-changes-after-lgbtq-video-controversy-w473033

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

Songs I just wanted to play, & a few more when I filled in for a friend.  Pretty much anything guitar & vocal wise I could do other than solos.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

P.S. Before I forget.  No blog on Friday, morning televised spring training baseball.  April is right around the corner!!!!!!

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We had my birthday party here.  I was keeping it small this year.  Supper at “Bobby’s Tavern” then a few people here for wobbly pops & snacks.  Corey, Jolene, & Hannah brought me beer, a gift card for Rebellion beer & Hannah painted a canvas for me.  Pretty good gift!  (This morning”, we went to my parents to see my cousin from Saskatoon & her 5 month old son.  He has some cute baby smiles!

Monday is my actual birthday.  I’ll be pretending I don’t have a computer tomorrow until the evening.  No blog tomorrow, Tuesday we’ll carry on as usual

 

I don’t know why, but I’ve been listening to the older In Flames albums lately

 

The Agonist shared it again.  The album is really good but they keep sharing this cover song?

 

WOW!  Those are 10 REALLY terrible covers!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!

 

Now some good cover songs.

 

14 rock acts that have had brushes with death

http://loudwire.com/rock-acts-brushes-with-death/

 

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Wide Mouth Mason” their first self-titled album.  Got up to pee & played “The Pretty Reckless” the new album “Who You Selling For?”

I exercised to “Genesis” their 34 song Greatest Hits

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I’m very tired this week.  Kim wakes me up when she gets up at 6:00 am to get ready for work.  I fall asleep until she wakes me up at 7:00 am.  This week I either wake up at 9:00 am or 8:00 am, or I just lay in bed wasting the day until 8:00 am or so.  I just feel lazy this week, but I have continued to exercise like a mad man!  It’s taking me a little longer to do my exercises, which I guess is a “good thing”.  Quality over quantity!  Today was even worse.  I slept until 9:00 am, did my squats & crunches, went to the shower, & cleaned up the kitchen.  Once this is done I’ll be sitting on the couch.  Nothing hurts or anything like that.  I just don’t have any “fuel” in the tank left.  Tomorrow I’ll do my pushups & leg lifts.   In the big picture, doing ½ of my exercises for 2 days won’t hurt anyone.

People that know me well, know I’m a metal fan with a strong dislike for Metallica.  However this album sounds pretty good.  I don’t know if I’d listen to it enough to buy it though?  Wait & see I guess.  Friday marks my end of purchasing music until after Christmas.  I have two preorders & then I’m done.  Apple Music until December 26th or 27th.  Metallica & Bruno Mars are the 2 releases I don’t have on preorder for that day.

 

Green Day are making a movie regarding their “American Idiot” album.  Which has already been a Broadway musical.  Video inside the link.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/green-day-give-update-on-surreal-offensive-american-idiot-movie-1860372?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-17-nov-17-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Billie Joe Armstrong’s thoughts on cell phones at concerts & the newly elected President.

http://loudwire.com/green-day-billie-joe-armstrong-bemoans-phone-usage-shows-trump-election-aftermath/

 

Remember Mel C., Sporty spice?  She was bullied in the “Spice Girls”

http://www.nme.com/news/music/mel-c-bullied-in-spice-girls-1860602?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-17-nov-17-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

The singer for the 1975 reveals his favourite song.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/1975s-matt-healy-reveals-favourite-song-time-1860463?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-17-nov-17-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Metallica has released another song from their album “Hardwired” to be released on Friday

http://loudwire.com/metallica-confusion-video/

More Metallica

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-metallicas-black-metal-channeling-manunkind-video-w450796

And the Metallica train just keeps rolling….

http://loudwire.com/metallica-deliver-dark-performance-for-now-that-were-dead-video/

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-metallicas-unsettling-new-am-i-savage-video-w450835

Metallica & Jimmy Fallon

http://loudwire.com/metallica-enter-sandman-kid-instruments-tonight-show-starring-jimmy-fallon/

 

Here’s how Soundgarden is unboxing the 25th anniversary of the album “Badmotorfinger”

 

10 things you didn’t know about Trivium

http://puregrainaudio.com/reviews/trivium-guitarist-and-vocalist-matt-heafy-reveals-the-top-10-things-you-didn-t-know-about-trivium-exclusive

I guess they have a “new” album out on December 2nd.  If you have their first album “Ember to Inferno” I think you’re OK.  Remastered version & a bunch of other stuff you might own.

 

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

HOW DO I MOURN……………….WITH MUSIC.

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Nothing will instantly fix anything, my aunt wont come back as much as everyone would like her to. Everyone mourns differently. I shut off the outside world, put on headphones, cry my eyes out, & listen to music. Why? Because those stupid bands, artists, albums are always there for me, & that’s how I mourn. It’s Wednesday at the moment. I still can’t type this without sobbing. I’m sure my uncle & cousins are having a much tougher time than I am.

I can’t stay in this rut having a pity party. I will never forget my aunt. She was hilarious & always quick with a joke. She laughed & didn’t care who heard her! Many good memories of her. I’ll never forget the weekend the Gagnon family came to my parents house, one of many times, & I was living at my parents, maybe even still in high school? My parents had bought some type of raspberry cream liquor in a smallish 20 oz. bottle. It wasn’t cheap, but after 3 or 4 evenings my aunt polished it off. After the Gagnons left to go home my mother said “I can’t believe it! She finished it! Nobody else even tried it?!”, I replied “Sure, but it was a hilarious weekend!”

When I was released from my cancer rehabilitation program, my aunt was in town of course. Anybody needs anything, she’s there ASAP. I was released Thursday, July 26th 2012. Fridays at Boston Pizza are fish bowl Fridays, 3 shots of alcohol in whatever kind of beverage you like. We went to Boston Pizza that evening to celebrate. Fun times! I started shouting that my aunt was so dark from tanning she looked like an Indian. Everyone thought I was being racist about the aboriginal community, I wasn’t. What do you call a person from India? Indian! She would tan so much in the summer it was almost like she oiled up & basted herself like a turkey for Thanksgiving! A very dark roasted turkey! So yes I do have a lot of good memories of her.

How did she die? Very much loved.

She beat stage 2 breast cancer. It came back & went wherever it could, she was down to ½ of a lung & couldn’t breathe. The last time I saw her was in April for her birthday. She was hilarious! We were playing a game of dice, & she was joking about her cancer. “Hey his/her aunt/mother/sister has cancer, let them roll again”. We all knew she was scared, but of course she could joke about it!

My aunt was the 2nd child of 4. Her big brother Rick, her, my mother, & the youngest. Ken. My aunt was 59 in April, my mother will be 57 in August.

It’s been an emotional roller coaster of a week. Next week I’ll fire up my exercise routine & try to only focus on the good memories I have of my aunt! There’s quite a few of them. Thanks for keeping my family & I in your thoughts!

Yes, when I’m going through a tough time I fill my emotional hole with music. Not necessarily the music that reminds me of that individual, but stuff I like. So, here’s what I’ve been listening to this week…..

Alter Bridge shared it……

24 years ago on July 14th Megadeth released the album “Countdown to Extinction”

Article/review of Third Ion’s new album “Biolith”

http://newnoisemagazine.com/album-review-third-ion-biolith/

Teaser from Opeth on the next album “Sorceress”

No release date for Opeth, The Agonist or Alter Bridge. Opeth & The Agonist both have teasers on their facebook page & Alter Bridge are hoping for a September release.

Ariana Grande’s snap chat video with Jimmy Fallon

Big Wreck shared this blast from the past….

Consequence of Sound’s review of the new “Ghostbusters”

New full time drummer for “Megadeth”

http://www.megadeth.com/news/welcome-dirk-verbeuren-megadeths-new-drummer

Thursday evening we went to my favourite pub for supper & hear not 1 but 2 Foo Fighters songs with a pop/country tune sandwiched between them. Weird music channel?

We’ll just let the human race die out or become an endangered species at this point? That sure seems where we are headed.

https://brandiweston.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/dear-humanity-lets-try-to-suck-less/

No matter how old you are, it’s WAY BEYOND time that we should all shut up & listen to each other instead of shooting someone for being different!

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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

GRUNGE

I fell asleep to “Lacuna Coil” the album “Comalies” after 1 or 2 songs on 3 different albums, 1 of them was ‘Rage Against The Machine’ the album “Evil Empire” & about ½ of “Wide Mouth Mason” the album “Stew”

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As for an exercise total, it was a week off so only 2200 crunches & 60 squats.

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Now it’s too late to say “It’s early but….” when speaking about the Toronto Blue Jays. Last year they acquired 5 players at the end of July & won the division. 2 of them played everyday, 1 played every 5 days & 2 were relief pitchers out of the bullpen that played maybe twice a week. 1 of the 5 is still a Blue Jay. He didn’t do much last year with the bat & it’s the same this year. 2 of the 4 that left did well last year. 2 players shouldn’t dictate what a team of 25 players can do. The current roster is arguably better than last year. The pitching is better, the batters are the same, with 1/9 being different, & the defense on paper is better. 8W-9L after 17 games, something is wrong? If they want to play meaningful baseball in September, these games are just as meaningful now.

To be honest, I hated grunge music when it became the BIG thing in 1991. I was 11 years old at the time. Rock, grunge, & metal was not the music that surrounded me. Now & since the late ’90s that’s pretty much all of my listening music with a dash of pop & jazz! When Nirvana came out with ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ I avoided it, but it was everywhere!

Not my favourite song on what will likely be or already is THE album of the ’90s, but still good. I really like the song ‘Breed’ from that album

Now I have all of the “Alice in Chains”, “Soundgarden”, “Pearl Jam”, “Stone Temple Pilots”, etc. albums, & metal albums. “Trivium” or “Lamb of God” would have to be near the top of my favourite metal groups.

Prince performs Foo Fighters at the Super Bowl!

http://loudwire.com/flashback-prince-unforgettable-super-bowl-performance/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NN3gsSf-Ys

Highly Suspect shared it………….again…………….LANGUAGE!!!!!

Police get goofy with a Drake cover.

Drake’s tune

Calgary or Edmonton, always AWESOME!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/katangus/edmonton-sucks#.fxV1Ep7q2

24 years ago Thursday ‘Beastie Boys’ released the album “Check Your Head”

http://loudwire.com/beastie-boys-check-your-head-anniversary/

Did I mention that “The Age of Electric” are playing in The Exchange Friday, May 27th. Time for my high school crush phase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel old!!

……………& the Prince tributes keep on rollin’, as expected……….

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-pearl-jam-pay-musical-tributes-prince/

Yes, Prince wrote & recorded this, Sinead O’Connor covered it.

Foo Fighters covered Prince for a B-Side of a single on “The Colour & The Shape” album EXPLICIT LYRICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, I’ve got this preordered. Release date on iTunes Friday, May 29th

http://loudwire.com/lacuna-coil-delirium-exclusive-song-premiere/

I guess AC/DC held some auditions for a singer? I don’t know if Axl Rose had to audition? It’s likely inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/another-tribute-band-singer-auditioned-acdc/

Opeth has their own brand of beer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder plays the ‘Batman’ theme with his 7 year old daughter.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-eddie-vedder-and-daughter-cover-batman-theme-20160422

Mark Tremonti article/interview

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/mark_tremonti_talks_to_ug_i_may_not_be_the_biggest_country_music_fan_but_their_players_are_insanely_talented.html?no_takeover

“One Week” people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who does Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine admire? I love the newest Megadeth album!! Also the newest Anthrax & Dream Theater! Good stuff coming out as far as rock & metal go, it’s just not at the front of the music scene right now.

http://loudwire.com/dave-mustaine-musicians-he-admires/

I’d post all of the Prince news but this would be at least 10 pages long. I’m already at 4!

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