Friday, March 25, 2011

Rolling Stone Reader's Pick the Top Albums of the 80's

Last weekend Rolling Stone Magazine asked their readers to name their favorite albums of the Eighties.
Unlike previous reader polls, this was a close race – but the winner is U2's > The Joshua Tree.

Complete List

1) U2 > The Joshua Tree
2) Guns N' Roses > Appetite For Destruction
3) Michael Jackson > Thriller
4) Bruce Springsteen > Born In The U.S.A.
5) Prince > Purple Rain
6) AC/DC > Back In Black
7) The Smiths > The Queen Is Dead
8) The Clash > London Calling
9) The Cure > Disintegration
10) Metallica > Master of Puppets

WTF! The Further Disintegration of Society

OMG! It is no longer a just a teenage expression, but officially a word found in the dictionary!

"FYI" (for your information), "LOL" (laughing out loud) and "OMG" (oh my god) are all now formally recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the world's principal English-language dictionaries.

These terms may have resulted from the character limits in texts and tweets, but have since been adopted as commonly used expressions in everyday speech and print.

...and Karmetic Justice For All

The Pulse Of Radio reports that METALLICA's record label is for sale — and one person interested in buying it is the man who founded Napster, against which METALLICA fought a legal battle more than a decade ago. According to All Things Digital, Napster founder Sean Parker is in talks to team up with two other private investors to purchase the Warner Music Group, where METALLICA has been making records since 1984.

Back in 2000, METALLICA launched legal action against Napster, claiming that the pioneering music file-sharing service was illegally allowing users to download METALLICA tracks without paying royalties to the band. Although the case was settled out of court, 300,000 users were banned from Napster as a result and METALLICA's image took a tremendous beating in the eyes of music fans.
Metallica are no longer under contract with Warner Bros. Music but the bulk of their catalog is under the WB umbrella.

No word on changing the bands name to Nap-Tallica.... just kidding!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Drunken Idiots and Shopping Cards Go Together Like Steep Stairs and Spinal Injuries... Exhibit A

Little Pedal BIG Sound

Some of the biggest guitar names around are featured in a new documentary.

It’s called Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World, which is all about the wah-wah pedal of that name. It includes contributions from the following:

Dweezil Zappa, Eddie Van Halen, Jerry Cantrell, Kirk Hammett, Paul Gilbert, Slash, Steve Lukather, Stevie Salas, Zakk Wylde

See the whole film here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Journey Continues....

JOURNEY is gearing up to unleash its latest album of brand new material, "Eclipse". The effort will be released in on May 24 exclusively at Walmart. The 12 tracks were written over the past 18 months by the core team of guitarist Neal Schon and keyboard player Jonathan Cain, with collaboration from singer Arnel Pineda.
"I'm in love with this record, which I haven't said about one of our albums for a long time," says Schon. "It's a rock record and it sounds amazing."

More RED-velations

Eddie's (Van Halen) a fuitcake ...we could've guessed that would be in the book but alien abductions and encounters ? That's a cake of a different color. Mainly RED.
Sammy Hagar, in an interview with MTV about his book, expands on a subject barely touched in his new rock memoir.

"Remember the story in the book, where I have a dream about being contacted by aliens in the foothills above Fontana?" he asks the MTV interviewer. "That’s right. It was real. [Aliens] were plugged into me. It was a download situation. This was long before computers or any kind of wireless. There weren’t even wireless telephones. Looking back now, it was like, 'F**k, they downloaded something into me!' Or they uploaded something from my brain, like an experiment. “'See what this guy knows.'”

But then again, this wasn't the first close encounter that Hagar says he experienced.

"That happened. That friggin’ happened, I’ll tell you right now," Hagar continued. "Another thing happened when I was about four that I didn’t put into the book. One time I saw what I considered to be, well, at the time I thought it was a car with no wheels. We lived out in the country and I saw this thing floating across a field, creating this big dust storm. I threw rocks at it and shit. And I don’t know what happened after that."