Archive for September, 2009

28
Sep
09

Kerry King plays new guitar solo, says goodbye to the one he’s used for the last 25 years.

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The title track off of Slayer’s upcoming album World Painted Blood is now streaming on the band’s Myspace page. Give it a listen.

Yup, that’s what a Slayer song sounds like. Except for the guitar solo. We all know Kerry King gets all this hate for his soloing style. Many people have said it’s the same solo over and over and blah blah. Well, all of you Negative Nancy types have to give a listen to the solo on “World Painted Blood.” It’s slow and completely different from his usual. I’m digging it.

World Paint Blood is out November 3rd.

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28
Sep
09

Dr. John > Rammstein. Hands Down.

So technically this doesn’t qualify as classic rock, but it’s old so I’m writing about it. Dr. John is a musician who started in New Orleans in the 50’s. Born Mac Rebennack, he took the stage name Dr. John from a famous early 1800’s voodoo practitioner of the same name. I’d describe his style as a mix of barrelhouse piano, funk and R&B; all with a distinct New Orleans flavor. His earlier stuff also had a sort of psychedelic tinge to it. Check out his 1st album, “Gris-Gris”. If you’ve ever heard Paul Simon’s album “Graceland”, “Gris-Gris” has the same African influence, but with a lot of “Timothy Leary visits N’awlins” thrown in. Here’s Dr. John in another one of those strange old music videos:

24
Sep
09

Insane Clown Puppets! What will you stuck up yours?

How much would you pay for Insane Clown Posse felt finger puppets? We’re talkin’ the FULL SET here… Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope! If you have either 2+ fingers, or 1 finger + 1 pen, pencil, mozzarella stick or anything skinny, cruise on over to Etsy and make these yours today for the low, low price of $20.00! These puppets are waiting for you.

Real product description: This set of two hip-hoppers make hard core music together. If you’re a fan of the horrorcore band, Insane Clown Posse’, then these puppets are waiting for you. They are felt finger puppets that will fit most if not all finger sizes. Also, they play well on pens, pencils, anything skinny. They include construction paper detail for the mouths and face paint. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are splendid companions for all your clowning around.

22
Sep
09

FULL ALBUM STREAM: Existence is Futile by Revocation

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The more I listen the more I think this is going to be my favorite album this year. You can stream Existence is Futile in its entirety by clicking here.

22
Sep
09

Alice In Chains stream Black Gives Way To Blue

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The entire album is streaming on the band’s official website. Click here to listen. Black Gives Way to Blue is out next week!

21
Sep
09

Rammstein Video vs. Cream Video: Wonder What Kanye Thinks?

So there’s a bit of a difference between music videos shot in the 60’s and videos shot today. Although this is taken from a TV show, it’s not just the normal lip-sync; it’s an actual music video pre-dating MTV by about 13 years. This is a song that even Clapton allegedly doesn’t like and he clearly doesn’t appear to be enjoying himself. Neither do the frogs (don’t ask me “why frogs?”, it was 1968. Figure it out.). At least Ginger Baker seems to be having a blast and there don’t appear to be any naked women.

21
Sep
09

Big Four Tour..more rumors.

This is actually a story from last week, but Robert Trujillo, who supposedly plays bass for Metallica*, is now talking about the big four tour as if the shit might be happening. Here is a quote from Mr. Trujillo regarding the situation during an interview with Blabbermouth:

I think it’s great. We’ve had a few different conversations on the subject. I’m friends with (SLAYER‘s) Kerry King and had dinner with him a few months back, and it came up there. I think (MEGADETH‘s) Dave Mustaine is amazing. I’ve never had a problem with him personally. I think it’d be great if METALLICA shared the stage with his band. METALLICA‘s still great friends with (ANTHRAX‘s) Scott Ian. There’s a lot of history there. I think it’d be great for metal. I don’t think all four bands have played together at the same time.

I’m getting excited, but I know it’s over nothing. Let’s say everyone agrees to this tour. We all know Anthrax would open, but it’s that second spot I’m curious about. Would it be Megadeth, or Slayer? And if it’s one over the other, what would either egomaniac, Mustaine/King have to say? Things are already too complicated as it is, so, again, I won’t hold my breath. I’ll wait till tickets go on sale.

* – There is no proof Robert Trujillo plays bass, or if there even is a bass present on Death Magnetic.




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