Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Did Another "History of Rap" Song
On Friday's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", he and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE did part three of their 'History of Rap' series.Â This time they did a sampling of everyone from Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Sir Mix-A-Lot, to Kanye West and Nicki Minaj.
To see the complete video,Â CLICK HERE
Metallica Fans in India Started a Riot . . . When a Show Was Canceled at the Last Minute Over Security ConcernsMETALLICA was supposed to play their first gig ever in India on Friday, but it was canceled at the last minute due to "security concerns." Specifically, a barrier in front of the stage collapsed, and couldn't be repaired.
Around 25,000 fans were at the venue, but the band never took the stage.
The fans were NOT pleased . . . and "dozens" of them raided the stage and vandalized equipment. CHAOS ensued. The rioters trashed instruments and the sound system, and they threw bottles at the digital display screens.
Metallica initially planned on rescheduling the show for the next night, Saturday . . . but the concert organizers weren't able to get a permit in time.
Metallica issued this statement: Quote, "We [were] very excited and ready to play our first show ever in India . . .
"However, we were notified that there was a serious question as to whether the show could proceed with regard to the safety of the concert audience. Our first and foremost concern is always for the safety of you, the fans."
Metallica did finally give up their Indian virginity yesterday, at a separate, previously scheduled gig in a different city. (--That one happened in Bangalore. Friday's show was supposed to happen in Gurgaon.)
Four people from the promotion company have been arrested for fraud, cheating people and breach of trust. They also oversold the venue and didn't tell fans about the cancellation in a timely manner.
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Steven Tyler's not looking too pretty after passing out in his shower on Tuesday in Paraguay and suffering a black eye, cuts to his face and the loss of two teeth.
His tour manager called the American embassy to find the best hospital and once there he was stitched up and had dental implants put in. The dentist, Dr. Maria Bastos, said he was "friendly and humble... He surprised me with his cheerfulness." Tyler blames the fall on dehydration caused by food poisoning. As a result, Aerosmith postponed their show that night, but made it up Wednesday. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was also proud of Tyler, saying, "He's amazing... a real trooper. [He] even played harp with his busted lip. My mind was blown. He put on one of his best shows ever." Yesterday (Thursday), Tyler spoke with Matt Laueron NBC's Today show saying, "Short of having my legs taken off, people are going to expect me on stage no matter what. I went out on stage and I wore my sunglasses for the first song. I took them off and the crowd roared." When asked if wasn't dehydration that caused him to pass out, rather than a drug relapse, Tyler said, "Being in the program, it's something we have to expect. I went public with my problems only to address them head on. You know, people thinking that is natural and normal, [it] still bothers me a little. It's something I have to deal with the rest of my life."
Watch as Axl Rose trips and falls in Mexico during "Knocking On Heaven's Door"...in all fairness, he recovers pretty quickly:
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Remember the guy in "Police Academy" who did all the crazy sound effects with his voice? Well, his name is MICHAEL WINSLOW and he's still around. And he's still AWESOME.
--He was on a talk show in Norway the other day, and did a pretty amazing version of "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin. A guy on acoustic guitar played along. But Winslow did all the singing . . . and it was spot on.
--But that wasn't even the best part. He also added the distortion, and did a crazy guitar solo.
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A Kids Band Played Metallica's "Enter Sandman" at a Beer Festival . . . and ROCKED It!
I think we've officially found the coolest kids in the world: There's a new video online of a bunch of eight to ten-year-olds playing METALLICA'S "Enter Sandman" at a beer festival. And for kids, they can play. They're called "The Mini Band," and the girl guitarist does a sweet solo about two-and-a-half minutes in.
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Some things are so awesome, they're nearly beyond the understanding of mere mortals. What you are about to see reaches that level, at the very least.
It's a video of WILLIAM SHATNER in the recording studio, laying down the vocals for his version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Iron Man".
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Shannon Tweed and Gene Simmons will formalize their 28-year relationship on October 1st at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California at 5:30 p.m.
In July, on the finale of the sixth season of the Simmons reality show, Family Jewels, he got down on one knee in Belize and proposed, which caused Shannon to gasp. While viewers won't see her answer until season seven premieres on October 4th, she'll already be a married woman by then.
The invitation is from the couple's children, Nick and Sophie, who also designed it. Nick drew a family picture and Sophie wrote the message, which says, "Classy Cocktail Attire Requested, although we know some Rockstar attire will be worn... There will no longer be a Team Tweed or a Team Simmons, but instead a Team Tweed-Simmons."
This is the first marriage for both. Simmons is 62 and claims to have slept with more than 2,000 women, and Shannon, a former Playboy Playmate and onetime girlfriend of the magazine's publisher, Hugh Hefner, is 54. Here is the official invite:
Meet John Taylor. He's a guitar player. John can play the guitar really fast; like really, really fast. In fact, he just became the world's fastest guitar player. Watch him destroy the record here. Allegedly.
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Everyone likes a good amount of bass when their favorite tunes are playing through their stereo; but is there any such thing as too much bass? Some might say no. Others will watch this video and disagree.
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Staind wants fans to play the solo on the new single "Not Again." The band has teamed up with Indaba Musicfor a contest where you can upload your rendition of guitarist Mike Mushok's solo now through August 10th. Not a guitarist? You can still vote for your favorite, and the band will pick a winner out of the Top 20 vote getters. The solo will be mixed into a version of "Not Again" that will be sold as an iTunes bonus track when Staind's self-titled album is released on September 13th. CLICK HERE
It sucks when you're trying to enjoy a concert and some jackasses start fighting in the crowd. It's annoying, it's distracting, and it can take the fun out of the show. Unfortunately, a lot of time nobody does anything about it.
Well, DAVE GROHL did something about it the other night . . . and he went all out.
Someone started brawling while the FOO FIGHTERS were performing "Skin and Bones" in London on Monday night. When Dave saw the commotion, he stopped the band . . . and called the guy out. here's a link to the video, but WARNING: LOTS OF UNCENSORED PROFANITY...18 AND OVER ONLY! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl9GMOTaqtc
Okay...here we go. But remember, it's just a list. In honor of the Fourth of July, Gibson.com has put together a list of The Top 50 American Rock Bands of All Time. Here's the Top 25...just click this link to see the full list: http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/top-american-bands-0701-2011/
Here's the top 20:
1.) Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
4.) The Ramones
6.) Van Halen
7.) The Byrds
9.) The Beach Boys
10.) The Allman Brothers Band
11.) Guns N' Roses
12.) The Doors
13.) The Eagles
14.) Creedence Clearwater Revival
15.) The Stooges
16.) Lynyrd Skynyrd
17.) The Velvet Underground
18.) Pearl Jam
20.) Buddy Holly and the Crickets
What, no Tesla????
I spoke with Matt Cameron on the phone for a few minutes. We had a nice chat, talked about growing up in San Diego, balancing drumming for two major bands, and all things Soundgarden with two shows coming up: July 20th at Harvey's Lake Tahoe Outdoor Amphitheater and July 21st at the Bill Grahm Civic auditorium in San Francisco. The interview is about 9 minutes long, to hear it click on the link below:
Steven Tyler says Joe Perry joined him for a little drug party three years ago. He says they were working on a new album in 2008 when they snorted prescription pills, which left Perry unable to play the guitar and Tyler unable to sing.
Tyler says, "It was just like 30 years before. I whipped out mine, he whipped out his, and we got high together again. I say to Joe, 'Wow, man, how you been, it's been, what, 17 years since we got high together?'"
In other Tyler news, he will release his first solo single in the U.S. on May 10th. Tyler says he can hear "It Feels So Good" "coming out of people's cars this summer." The video, which he shot on Tuesday in L.A., will premiere on American Idol. Tyler wrote the song with Marti Frederiksen, who has also been working on material for a new Aerosmith album. To hear a snippet of the new track, just click on this: Steven Tyler solo track
KISS members Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer took time out from recording their new album in Los Angeles to appear last Thursday at the New York Auto Show. Wearing their stage costumes, they helped unveil four KISS-inspired custom-painted and autographed Countryman Minis, which will be auctioned off to aid UNICEF's efforts to help children in Japan and around the world. The auction starts on May 29th.
AND JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT, HERE'S ME WITH A GUY FROM "MINI KISS"
After the Kings final game Comcast paid tribute to the team and Sacramento, using Tesla's "Love Song" as the soundtrack...enjoy this piece of local history:
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A Guy Dressed Up Like Justin Bieber and Stood on the Roof of a Building . . . And Hundreds of Girls Below Started Screaming
JUSTIN BIEBER played a concert in Zurich, Switzerland earlier this month. And some guy pranked hundreds of girls while they were waiting to get into the venue.
He dressed up like Bieber, stood on the roof of a nearby building, and started waving. And as soon as one girl started screaming, so did the rest.
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Steven Tyler's star continues to rise apart from Aerosmith. Last night the American Idol judge put in a surprise performance live with one-time-Idol winner-turned-country star Carrie Underwood at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas.
Tyler and his scarf-draped mic stand joined Underwood midway through her "Undo It" and then the duo traded verses --- and a near kiss -- on the Aerosmith classic "Walk This Way."
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Ever wonder what Rage Against the Machine songs would sound like played by a college marching band? George Mason University's Green Machine have made your dreams come true.
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I met legendary photographer Ross Halfin today...he's here in town hangin' with Brian Wheat. Ross has shot everyone from AC/DC to The Who, and everybody in between. He spent most of the 80's touring with bands likeÂ Metallica, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, and Motley Crue. But he's not just a rock photographer...check out his amazing work atÂ rosshalfin.com. Good to meet you Ross! (Notice that Ross resembles a slightly older and better looking Lars Ulrich)
There's a video on YouTube of a horrible foreign rock band performing at a low-rent concert, and after the guitarist plays an absolutely awful guitar solo, the lead singer SMACKS him.
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This is ridiculous, but apparently it's real: Someone played way too much heavy metal in front of their pet parrot, and now it sings "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor" by DROWNING POOL.
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Everyone has seen bad cover bands at one time or another. But maybe not as horrible as this unnamed group attempting to play Pink Floyd's "Comfortable Numb." Roger Waters would probably want to tear down this wall for good.
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According to The Pulse of Radio, Jimmy Page's 1971 solo to LED ZEPPELIN's "Stairway To Heaven" topped the Gibson.com list of the "Top 50 Guitar Solos Of All Time." Coming in at No. 2 is Eddie Van Halen's 1978 groundbreaking instrumental "Eruption" from VAN HALEN's self-titled debut, with Jimi Hendrix's solo on his 1968 cover of BOB DYLAN's "All Along The Watchtower" rounding out the Top 3.
Hendrix made the list four times â the most of any guitarist. Eric Clapton scored three times with solos for tracks with CREAM, THE BEATLES, and DEREK & THE DOMINOES. In addition to his runner-up spot with "Eruption", Van Halen's 1982 solo on MICHAEL JACKSON's "Beat It" came in at No. 50.
Jimmy Page â whose solos to LED ZEPPELIN's "Since I've Been Loving You", "Heartbreaker" and "Whole Lotta Love" also made the list â says that after all the success LED ZEPPELIN had, the real reward has been that the music has lasted so well: "The most satisfying, the most rewarding part of it, is having been part of music like that, which has stood up to the test of time. Every musician hopes that their music will hold up. And it's wonderful."
Peter Frampton has been close friends with Page since the mid-1960s. He frequently watched ZEPPELIN record in the early '70s at London's Olympic Studios, while taking breaks from his own recordings and was consistently impressed with Jimmy Page's guitar technique: "He's a very well-rounded player. His technique on acoustic is phenomenal. And he uses various different open tunings. He tunes his guitar down and there's a special 'Jimmy Page' tuning (laughs) that he uses on a lot of the stuff."
Gibson.com's "Top 50 Guitar Solos Of All Time":
01. Stairway To Heaven" - Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
02. Eruption" - Eddie Van Halen (VAN HALEN)
03. All Along The Watchtower" - Jimi Hendrix (THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE)
04. Hotel California" - Don Felder and Joe Walsh (THE EAGLES)
05. Comfortably Numb" - David Gilmour (PINK FLOYD)
06. Free Bird" - Gary Rossington and Allen Collins (LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
07. Layla" - Eric Clapton and Duane Allman (DEREK & THE DOMINOS)
08. While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - Eric Clapton (THE BEATLES)
09. Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry
10. Bohemian Rhapsody" - Brian May (QUEEN)
11. Crazy Train" - Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE)
12. 'Cause We've Ended As Lovers" - Jeff Beck
13. Sweet Child O' Mine" - Slash (GUNS N' ROSES)
14. Hot For Teacher" - Eddie Van Halen (VAN HALEN)
15. Since I've Been Loving You" - Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
16. November Rain" - Slash (GUNS N' ROSES)
17. Mr. Crowley" - Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE)
18. Whole Lotta Rosie" - Angus Young (AC/DC)
19. Like A Hurricane" - Neil Young
20. Sultans Of Swing" - Mark Knopfler (DIRE STRAITS)
21. Texas Flood" - Stevie Ray Vaughan (STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & DOUBLE TROUBLE)
22. One" - Kirk Hammett (METALLICA)
23. Cortez The Killer" - Neil Young
24. Rock Around the Clock" - Danny Cedrone (BILL HALEY & THE COMETS)
25. Sweet Jane - Live" - Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner (LOU REED)
26. Purple Rain" - Prince (PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION)
27. Heartbreaker" - Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
28. Jessica" - Dickey Betts (THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND)
29. Machine Gun" - Jimi Hendrix
30. Crossroads" - Eric Clapton (CREAM)
31. Time" - David Gilmour (PINK FLOYD)
32. Are You Experienced?" - Jimi Hendrix (THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE)
33. Race With the Devil" - Cliff Gallup (GENE VINCENT)
34. Don't Believe A Word" - Brian Robertson (THIN LIZZY)
35. Purple Haze" - Jimi Hendrix (THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE)
36. Besame Mucho" - Wes Montgomery
37. Sympathy For The Devil" - Keith Richards (THE ROLLING STONES)
38. Blue Sky" - Duane Allman and Dickey Betts (THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND)
39. My Sharona" - Berton Averre (THE KNACK)
40. Marquee Moon" - Tom Verlaine (TELEVISION)
41. Hitch A Ride" - Tom Scholz (BOSTON)
42. The End" - Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison (THE BEATLES)
43. Whole Lotta Love" - Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
44. Train Kept A-Rollin' - Live" - Joe Perry (AEROSMITH)
45. Highway Star" - Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE)
46. Dirt" - Ron Asheton (THE STOOGES)
47. Off The Handle" - Rory Gallagher
48. The Great Curve" - Adrian Belew (THE TALKING HEADS)
49. The Messiah Will Come Again" - Roy Buchanan
50. Beat It" - Eddie Van Halen (MICHAEL JACKSON)
Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer in May, and his Encino home has just been put on the market this week for $3.333 million. The home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, over 5,000 square feet of living space, and was built in the style of an English manor. Usually listings like to boast about how new all the appliances are, but this one highlights antique features: "200 year old wood [floors] from France, pub bar from the Kings Arms in Chiqwell Essex, England c. 1820, & custom stained antique windows from the 18th & 19th centuries." Don't forget the antique cathedral windows in the master bedroom, circa 1790! As is befitting a rock legend, it also comes equipped with a custom music studio.
Cover bands are a dime a dozen, but sometimes you come across a musician playing the fair and hotel circuit that makes you wonder, "Why isn't this guy in stadiums and arenas?" Rick K. and the Allnighters is a terrific band, but animated,over-the-top drummer Steve Moore is really worth the price of admission.
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Ronnie James Dio, one of the distinctive voices of hard rock, is dead at the age of 67. Dio died Sunday morning after suffering stomach cancer. Dio's wife and manager Wendy posted a note on his website Sunday afternoon saying, "Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us."The diminutive singer, whose height was given as five-foot-four,Â was born Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His family moved to Cortland, New York early in his life. As a teenager he played in various rockabilly bands and took his stage nameÂ in 1961 for Ronnie Dio and the Prophets. When that band broke up in 1967, he and Prophets guitarist Nick Pantas started a new band called the Electric Elves, which becameÂ Elf in 1969 and went on to do shows opening for Deep Purple. Dio's vocals caught the ear of Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, whoÂ later formed Rainbow withÂ Dio and other members of Elf. Dio sangÂ onÂ three Rainbow albums and is heard on tracks like "Man on the Silver Mountain" and "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll."Dio left Rainbow in 1978 and becameÂ Ozzy Osbourne's replacement in Black Sabbath the following year. This version of Sabbath released two albums -- Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules -- before Dio and drummer Vinny Appice quit in 1982 to form the band Dio. That band's first album, Holy Diver, was their most popular and contained the hit "Rainbow in the Dark." Dio was the band's only constant member over aÂ 10-album career.Dio rejoined Black Sabbath for the Dehumanizer album and tour in 1992, but quit again when the group agreed to open for Ozzy Osbourne at the end of his No More Tours Tour in November 1992. DioÂ worked withÂ his Sabbath bandmates in 2006 to record three songs for a compilation called The Dio Years andÂ followed it up with a tour in 2007, but for legal reasons they called themselves Heaven and Hell. The quartet released a studio album last year called The Devil You Know. Heaven and Hell had planned on touring this summer, but those plans were canceled earlier this month because of Dio's health issues.A visibly frail Dio made his last known public appearance atÂ last month'sÂ taping of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards at L.A.'s Club Nokia, where he won Best Vocalist for The Devil You Know. Accepting the award, he told the crowd, "It's great to be back among people again. It's been awhile, and I can't wait to get back on stage again." Unfortunately, it wasn't to be.Â TheÂ Revolver Golden GodsÂ AwardsÂ will air for the first time this Saturday on VH1 Classic.Â Â Â Dio's other lasting contribution to hard rock culture is that he is credited for popularizing the "devil's horn" hand symbol.Dio is survived byÂ Wendy (his second wife) and his adopted son Dan from his first marriage.
Don't you miss the 80's? What the hell was everybody thinking? Check out the band NITRO doing "Cat Scratch Fever", and check out the buff drummer with the mohawk!
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Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour are teaming up for a late summer tour dubbed Uproar 2010. But they've announced only one date so far, August 24th in Toronto. The entire itinerary will be posted soon at RockStarUproar.com. All three acts will be supporting new albums that are due out this summer.
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has a couple of important dates lined up this spring. On May 7th, the 14th annual Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament will take place in Simi Valley, California. The tournament raises funds for the Skylar Neil Foundation, named after Neil's daughter who died of cancer in 1995. And on June 22nd, Neil's new solo album, Tattoos and Tequila, will hit stores.
A rare Led Zeppelin concert recording was recently discovered at a car trunk sale in England, according to Classic Rockmagazine. Dubbed onto C-D, the recording captures the band at St. Matthews Baths Hall, a converted swimming pool in Ipswich, England in November 1971. No word on if Led Zep will try to purchase the recording or release it.
Alice in Chains fans might want to listen to "Your Decision" backwards. Drummer Sean Kinney says that "Bigfoot exists in that song" and that it's filled with hidden messages. But we're pretty sure singer-guitarist William DuVall is joking when explains that you can hear "Sean is dead" when it's played backwards.
Korn will playing small venues this spring on the Ballroom Blitz Tour, which kicks off May 2nd in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Only seven dates have been announced so far, but 16 more shows will be added soon.
Korn will be debuting tracks from their new album, Korn Three: Remember Who You Are, which is due out this summer.
Former Van Halen and Chickenfoot bass player Michael Anthony is this week's guest blogger for A-O-L Radio, talking about his favorite songs and how they influenced him. Among his picks are "Texas" by the Electric Flag, which he said made him want to play the bass, Cream's version of "Crossroads" and Led Zeppelin's "Lemon Song." --Sal Cirrincione
1) Montrose: "Rock Candy"
6) AC/DC: "Sin City"
2) Grand Funk Railroad: "Sin's a Good Man's Brother"
7) The Who: "Young Man Blues" (Live at Leeds)
3) Deep Purple: "Child in Time"
8) Jimi Hendrix: "Crosstown Traffic"
4) Humble Pie: "I Don't Need No Doctor" (Live at the Fillmore)
9) Led Zeppelin: "The Lemon Song"
5) Cream: "Crossroads" (Live)
10) The Electric Flag: "Texas"
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon will celebrate the re-release in May of The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street by having different acts perform songs off the classic album for one full week. This will take place the week of May 10th, although none of the acts have been announced and it's not known if the Stones will participate. The final night, Friday, May 14th, will feature the premiere of a new documentary about the making of the album, Stones in Exile. The deluxe edition of Exile on Main Street will be out on May 18th.
Scott Weiland blames the wives of his former Velvet Revolver bandmates for causing his split with the supergroup. He tells Details magazine, "When Velvet Revolver first got together it was great... We had all been through the same experiences, and it felt like a gang. But everyone was a rock star. There were petty jealousies. Then the wives got involved with the business of the band, and that was the beginning of the downfall."
Rock band OK Go has released an amazing video for their latest single 'This Too Shall Pass'.
The nearly four minute video features an incredibly intricate setup with a complicated series of maneuvers in a chain reaction -- all filmed in a two story warehouse.
Engineered with help from CalTech and MIT, and built by Syyn Labs, the video is bound to snag all kinds of kudos and awards...
Here's Bon Jovi "Super Fan" Jessica Rogers, an account executive here at 98 Rock, with her fiance' who had plastic surgery to look like Jon Bon Jovi:
And here's Jessica on the air with me answering Bon Jovi trivia questions (just click on the link below):
Top 5 Reasons Jeff Keith should be the next singer for Aerosmith
1. Tesla is taking 2010 off â JK could fill in until Steven Tyler gets âback in the saddleâ
2. JK raspy, gritty vocals are frequently compared to Tylerâs
3. One of JKâs biggest influences and favorite singers ever is Steven Tyler
4. Have you heard JK sing âSeasons of Witherâ from Real 2 Reel (disc 2) or âDraw the Lineâ on the Aerosmith tribute album?Â Frigginâ Sweet!
5. Cross-exposure to Aerosmith fans has great potential
Top 5 Reasons Jeff Keith should NEVER be the next singer for Aerosmith
1. Gary Cherone will always be the fall guy for the disaster that was Van Halen version 3.0, even though I donât think it was his fault.Â Couldnât bear seeing that happen with JK.
2. Iâm afraid Aerosmith wouldnât want to give him up in 2011
3. JKâs country album would get pushed off again
4. If JK joined Aerosmith for a year, he wouldnât be available to pop up on stage at Frank Hannon Band or Animal House shows.
5. If heâs touring with Aerosmith, then heâs not touring with Tesla.Â Unless they were sharing the same bill.Â Hmmmâ¦.
Velvet Revolver and ex-Guns n' Roses drummer Matt Sorum has launched a musical project to do charity songs. Global Sound Lodge features Sorum teaming up with singer-guitarist Lanny Cordola, and their first song is called "Hands Together." The track, inspired by the plight of the earthquake victims of Haiti, includes a guest spot by Slash...
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Pete Townshend tells 98 Rock that The Who will play a "mash-up of stuff" during their performance at the Super Bowl half-time show February 7th in Miami. "A bit of 'Baba O'Riley,' a bit of 'Pinball Wizard,' a bit of the close of 'Tommy,' a bit of 'Who Are You,' and a bit of 'Won't Get Fooled Again.' It works -- it's quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it -- we've always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully, it will hit the spot."
Here's my condensed version of what it might sound like:
Who Superbowl Medley
What a great night! We raised about $12,000 for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, so thank you very much! Here's the official honor roll:
Craig the Dogface Boy, Mikey, and Joe Maumee for hosting the event and being there
Jim Fox, John Boyle, John Nelson, Sharelle Martin and our crack promotions staff for all the support
Mark Earl and Sandy Silk at The Boardwalk
Skip Maggoria at Skip's Music
Musicians...Billy Haggard, Vince DiFiore, Bruce Presley, Jimmy Pailer, John Osmon, Mick Martin, Joe Fraulob, Willie Seltzer, Larisa Bryski, Steve Brown, Frank Hannon, Billy Raney, Rob Feriosi, Dan McNay, Jeff Watson, Skyler Thomas, Kyle the harp player, Brian Wheat, Jeff Keith, Dave Rude, Mark Holley, Ray Fox, Mike Fox, Darrell Hale...hope I didn't forget anyone!
And of course, thanks to all of you who came out, bought a ticket and supported a worthy cause! Merry Christmas all, talk to you soon!
Axl Rose's reps have issued a statement about the scuffle that took place between the Guns n' Roses singer and a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday night. The statement reads, "Mr. Rose, who was about to enter a security checkpoint when the altercation took place, was approached by a group of unchecked and unruly photographers who became aggressive with the singer and female members of the traveling group. [He] was not injured during the unprovoked attack and was able to board his flight without further incident."
A witness captured the scene on a video that seems to contradict that description. It shows a cursing Rose running over to confront a photographer, then landing a solid punch to the shutterbug's head.
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98 Rock presents Metallica at the Arco Arena on Tuesday, December 8th! Ticket prices will be $55 and $77, not counting the additional fees we all know and love. The show goes on sale Saturday, April 4th, at all Ticketmaster outlets, and their web site. This show will be "in the round", with floor tickets being General Admission, which will be the $77 price, and all other seats being reserved, which will be the $55 tickets. As soon as I get more info I'll post it right here.
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is still in the hospital after a November automobile accident left him in a coma. Now, there is a donation site to help with his medical bills, and to post updates on his progress.
The site says, "This is our opportunity to give back to someone who has given us so much joy over the years through music. Each little bit that we contribute will accumulate to help make a difference in Chi's recovery."
TO DONATE CLICK HERE