Archive for the 'Metal' Category

07
Dec
09

Mastodon’s “Obllivion” piano cover

Spotted this over at Metal Sucks. It’s not bad at all, but I haven’t gotten to the guitar solo yet.

19
Nov
09

adventures in IM’s with alfonso and uncle reg

I kind of despise those soul-less note machines Steve Vai and Ingwie Maalmsteen. Read all about it:

uncle reg (10:24:25 PM): fuck steve vai

uncle reg (10:24:38 PM): vai will NEVER play like that

uncle reg (10:25:19 PM): stevie dedicated that to everyone suffering

uncle reg (10:25:26 PM): i think he meant vai fans

alfonso zayas (10:29:26 PM): hahahahhahahaha

alfonso zayas (10:29:57 PM): did you say SRV was your fave?

uncle reg (10:31:37 PM): favorite guitar player, yes

Continue reading ‘adventures in IM’s with alfonso and uncle reg’

19
Oct
09

Aging Rockers Help Get Homeless LA Kids Off My Stoop

Not all kids in LA are obnoxious, bratty turds with fast cars and nicer phones than me. More than 10,000 of them sleep on the streets, in abandoned buildings, and other creative places. Sometimes they sleep on my front stoop, which actually gets kind of annoying and once I had to call the cops but that’s neither here nor there.

Thank God for Slash and friends! Slash (…and friends) are putting on a show Nov. 22 at Avalon in Hollywood to benefit LAYN – Los Angeles Youth Network, a non-profit that provides shelter, food and counseling for the abused, neglected and abandoned. Tickets to LAYN Rocks are kinda pricey, but it’s sure to have some worthwhile moments. Plus, it’s charity, so quit using the “but we’re in a recession!” excuse and take a moment to give a shit. LAYN Rocks features performances by:

Slash
Ozzy Osbourne (actually the site spells it Osborne, so it might be a different Ozzy altogether)
Chris Cornell
Billy Idol
Travis Barker
Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother
Dave Navarro
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
…and your host… George Lopez!

Slash with George Lopez

06
Oct
09

Metallica was a great band. Obviously this was before you were born.

I’d like to remind Uncle Reg, even though he is anti-metal, Metallica was a band with real substance in their music. They didn’t have to do covers and sound like rednecks to be listenable once upon a time. Let me point you to 1986*:

* – Performance in Germany in 2003.

02
Oct
09

Mastodon Destroy Hipster.

During my job search this morning, I decided it’d be nice to wander over to Youtube and watch Mastodon videos because I haven’t watched “The Wolf is Loose” enough. Anyway, I stumbled upon the greatest interview ever. The hipsters from VBS challenged Mastodon to a bowling match and Mastodon destoyed them. Not only did they wallop them on the lanes, but Brent and Troy gave the interviewer a verbal thrashing you wouldn’t believe. Watch the video below.

01
Oct
09

Brian Fair of Shadows Fall is giving away free shit on Twitter and Facebook!

That’s right! Free shit! The Shadow’s Fall singer had this to say regarding the mini contests he’s running on Twitter and Facebook.

I wanted to let everyone know that for the rest of the tour I will be using my Twitter and Facebook account for daily giveaways for each show of this tour.  Each show day at 3PM local time I will be posting instructions or a code word.  By following the instructions or using the code word some lucky fans that are attending that night’s show get FREE STUFF.  The quantities will be extremely limited so make sure you check out the posts, then get to the show early and get yourself some free stuff!!  Can’t wait to see you at the show.

If you’re a fan, you should start following Brian on Twitter, and adding him as a friend on facebook!

28
Sep
09

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

World-Painted-Blood

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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