It’s always been Bumpershoot for me not specifically Labor Day that marks the end of summer. Bumpershoot is the big glorious send off to fall! I’m so very stoked KISW’S Loud And Local and Metal Shop are on board for this fantastic lineup!
Don’t miss the Metal Shop / Loud and Local showcase at Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival at Seattle Center. The Spittin’ Cobras will kick things off on the Exhibition Hall Stage Saturday, September 1st, opening for EYEHATEGOD, Prong and another local metal favorite, Black Breath. Bumbershoot features over 250 performances and exhibits, there's something for Rockaholics of all ages. Get tickets and info at bumbershoot.org.
The Spittin’ Cobras go on first and I’ll be on hand to MC those cat’s and Black Breath! Then my brothers (read that like I sound like a big burly biker haha) will do the honors for Prong and EYEHATEGOD!
It really warms my heart to see The Spittin’ Cobras bring their special blend of ROCKNROLLA OUTTACONTROLA to Bumpershoot! If Judas Priest and Motorhead had a baby with a sprinkling of sleeze and a dash extra punk rock you would have The Spittin Cobras!
The guys have been Loud And Local staples both in studio and on the air for a good 5 years now. Black Breath as many of you know are THE REAL DEAL.
So I’m stoked, a proud (foxy I might add) Mamma Bear over all of this.
Heyo listen up! You’ve got another chance to see Metallica on Monday!
METALLICA: Be in 3D
Metallica are offering fans a chance to be in the band's upcoming 3-D film. The band's shows at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday are being shot for the movie, but they're doing another concert Monday specifically just for the cameras. The band's website says, "Unlike the Friday and Saturday shows, there will be lots of breaks in it to allow for cameras and lights to be repositioned as the director sees fit. Since it is way more fun for us to have you there, tickets will be available for just $5 and all the proceeds will benefit the Greater Vancouver Food Bank." Tickets will go on sale for the filming tomorrow morning.
Don't be Cheap! The more you donate, they more hungry mouths you'll feed.
Over the last six years Rockaholics have help feed 39,000 Families. All donations will be given to Northwest Harvest.
All the KISW airstaff will be on site, broadcasting live all day, from 6am to 10pm.
So yea our buddies in Shinedown are a big part of The Uproar Festival. They just released the video for the new single “Enemies” and WOW! Good video without a bunch of fluff ya know? Dig it, get it all out! And see you for Rock Out Hunger 2012 next Wednesday!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, "Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, Like Antennas to Heaven..." (2000)
The first movement of this Montreal collective's "Storm" triptych mixes austere chamber music with explosive guitar churn ï¿½ï¿½" it's emotionally gut-wrenching without uttering a word.
Rush, "YYZ" (1981)
With Moving Pictures, Geddy Lee and Co. proved they were mightily virtuosic, historically nerdy (rendering the letters "Y-Y-Z" in Morse Code via various musical arrangements), and capable of damn catchy melodies. Then, of course, there's the drum solo.
Mahavishnu Orchestra, "You Know, You Know" (1971)
Guitarist John McLaughlin is joined by drummer Billy Cobham and keyboardist Jan Hammer for a mind-blowing jazz-rock fusion blast-off on 1971's The Inner Mounting Flame, unleashing prog touchstone "You Know, You Know," which was later sampled by Massive Attack, Mos Def, and countless others.
The Ventures, "Walk, Don't Run" (1960)
A remake of jazz guitarist Johnny Smith's 1955 original, the Ventures' rendition became the Rosetta Stone of surf rock. (GOOO TACOMA!!)
Link Wray, "Rumble" (1958)
Wray's distorted guitar on his breakthrough foregrounded power chords ï¿½ï¿½" and feedback, paving the way for the Who, punk, and the White Stripes. It was also the only instrumental single ever banned from radio, due to its ominous tone and the title's use as a slang term for "gang fight."
Frank Zappa, "Peaches En Regalia" (1969)
On this standout track ï¿½ï¿½" from the mostly instrumental, post-Mothers of Invention albumHot Rats, Zappa delivers a melodic, innovative exercise in avant-jazz and fusion ï¿½ï¿½", inspiring young prog rockers, college-radio DJs, and arty stoners alike.
Funkadelic, "Maggot Brain" (1971)
On the 10-minute opener of this motor-booty crew's album of the same name, Eddie Hazel delivers one of the most emotionally devastating guitar solos of all time. How'd he do it? According to legend, bandleader George Clinton told Hazel prior to recording to play as if he had just been informed that his mother had died ï¿½ï¿½" but then learned that it wasn't true.
Yngwie Malmsteen, "Icarus Dream Suite Opus 4" (1984)
On this majestic track from his debut album, the onomatopoeically-named Swede defines the art of heavy guitar shredding, delivering classically-inspired songwriting with lightning-fingered speed.
Booker T. & the MG's, "Green Onions" (1962)
They served as the airtight house band for Stax Records, backing artists from Otis Redding to Wilson Pickett. But the MG's hit was their indelible signature, tossing off a blissful three minutes of Booker T. Jones' driving Hammond organ punctuated by guitarist Steve Cropper's Memphis-greasy Telecaster.
Edgar Winter, "Frankenstein" (1973)
Texas multi-instrumentalist Winter hit the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with this keytar-featuring single, one of the few instrumental rock songs to ever score that honor.
Van Halen, "Eruption" (1978)
Eddie Van Halen's epic solo from the group's 1978 debut features almost two solid minutes of dizzying shredding; it popularized the "tapping" style used on virtually every metal album throughout the 1980s.
Jeff Beck, "Beck's Bolero" (1967)
The British axe-man takes Ravel's "Bolero" as the inspiration for a three-minute psych blast, recorded in the late-'60s with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Keith Moon, and piano ace Nicky Hopkins.
Incredible Bongo Band, "Apache" (1972)
This funky 1972 oddity was rescued from the dollar bins by DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, who spotlighted the song's fabulously dramatic percussive breakdown ("Apache" later became one of the most-sampled pieces of music ever). No wonder it's been dubbed hip-hop's national anthem.
So as of last week from what Matt Cameron had said in an interview a couple weeks back that it was going to be October. But if November 13th is the jam then HELL YEAH!! According to Rolling Stone Kim Thayil says
"It re-establishes that we still rock, we're still heavy, and we're still a little weird." He also confirmed that tracks titled 'Blood On The Valley Floor' and 'A Thousand Days Before' will appear on the record. Speaking about the latter, Thayil described it as "a little Indian thing and some chicken-pickin'. We call it 'country and eastern.'"
Limp Bizkit hasn't done a full U.S. tour in six years, and Fred Durst says that's by design. Durst tells Kerrang magazine, "We haven’t properly toured America since 2006. The reason? We just don’t know what’s going on in America. It’s all about the new catchy thing and that’s always changing. America is driven by record sales. It’s the home of corporations. We’re just Limp Bizkit, so we don’t know how to do anything but Limp Bizkit. Here’s the deal: say in 2000, there were 35 million people who connected to this band. Twelve years later, lots of those people have moved on. We were a moment in time and it’s over.”
I know there are some who still feel passionately about the band. I’m not one of them. I bet they do just fine in Europe. It won’t be long before the Nu Metal nostalgic tours can begin…..
This show is to meant to honor Garrett Thomas Richardson, one of Seattle's greatest unsung drummers. A recent graduate of the Seattle Drum School, he inspired musicians from all ages and genres. On August 11th at Fuel, some of Seattle's most talented musicians are getting together to do what they do best...and don't miss a special performance by Cornerstone!!! There will not be a cover charge and all proceeds and donations will go to the Garrett Richardson Foundation. The Garrett Richardson Foundation will help under-privileged kids afford music lessons. Cheers and we hope to see everyone out!!
Pretty raw deal. I’ve often had the conversation with muisican friends how ya can’t pick your fans…..but c’mon. I’m glad CNN cleared things up. On a side note I’ve interviewed Jemey Jasta a number of times over the last decade and he and the band are solid, top notch, good dudes!!
The members of Hatebreed were surprised this morning to find their name on a list of bands espousing white supremacy in an opinion piece posted onCNN.com. The commentary, written by a director of the Anti-Defamation League, was prompted by the news that the shooter in the recent massacre at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin was the singer in a pair of white power groups.
Hatebreed, a metalcore group fronted by Jamey Jasta -- the onetime host of MTV 2'sHeadbangers Ball --immediately demanded a retraction and apology. "Our music brings people of all races together all over the world, @CNN need to get their facts straight," the band wrote in one of a series of angry tweets. This afternoon, CNN.com removed the band's name from the piece and said they "regretted the error."
Although Hatebreed did release an album titled Supremacy in 2006, in a quote featured in the band's Wilkipedia entry Jasta describes its theme as overcoming "feelings of depression, guilt, sadness, anxiety, alienation." He says he "wanted to show that there is hope, and you have to start with yourself." The album's final track is titled "Supremacy of Self."
Black Sabbath did their only U.S. show of the year Friday night when they headlined Lollapalooza in Chicago. With drummer Bill Ward still sitting on the sidelines due to a contract dispute, Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ozzy's drummer Tommy Clufetos ran through a 16 song set. And, despite working on a new album, they played it safe by doing their most popular songs such as "Black Sabbath," which they opened with, "N.I.B.," "Sweet Leaf," "War Pigs," "Iron Man," and the show closer, "Paranoid." Sabbath was supposed to tour North America in the fall, but it has been put on hold as Iommi undergoes cancer treatment.
The history of the guy is the stuff of legend. His voice was 100% alpha man for me. Cool documentary!!
ROLLING STONES, LED ZEPPELIN: Members Featured in Howlin' Wolf Documentary
A trailer for an upcoming documentary on the late bluesman Howlin' Wolf -- featuringJimmy Page, Bill Wyman, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbachand others -- is now up on YouTube. The film is titled Smokestack Lightning: The Legendary Howlin' Wolf -- A Rock and Roll Film About the Blues, and according to itsFacebook page, it's about Wolf's "influence on rock and roll, hard rock and heavy metal." Among the highlights of the three-and-a-half minute trailer:
· Rolling Stones Brian Jones and Mick Jagger introducing a 1965 Wolf performance on TV's Shindig.
· Former Stone Bill Wyman saying, "Wolf was the greatest singer [Sun Records founderSam Phillips] ever recorded, including Elvis [Presley] and Jerry Lee [Lewis]."
· Hammett playing the riff from "Smokestack Lightning" and calling Wolf "the father of hard rock and heavy metal."
· Auerbach saying, "When the Black Keys did our first few albums, we completely ripped him off...note for note."