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Posts from March 2013

DEVICE, HALESTORM: Stream Ozzy & Lita Cover
DEVICE, HALESTORM: Stream Ozzy & Lita Cover
Device have posted their cover of "Close My Eyes Forever" on YouTube. The track features David Draiman and Lzzy Hale tackling the roles of Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford -- and giving it a modern spin.
The song is on Device's self-titled album, which is due out April 9th.
Give a listen and TELL me what you think below! Thanks!! (photo credit to 
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Clutch! "Crucial Velocity"!
The new album is titled “Earth Rocker” and this is the leadoff song called “Crucial Velocity”!
One hellofa show Friday night (Showbox at The Market!) with the mighty Orange Goblin!! Kyng rules as well.  There may be a band called Scorpion Child on the bill as well. They kick ass, caught them 6 months ago at The Funhouse (RIP). Showbox and 99.9 KISW Metal Shop Present
Earth Rocker World Tour
Orange Goblin, Lionize, and KYNG
at Showbox at The Market
Mar 29, 2013, 6:30 PM  
Anyhow dig the video man!!! 

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SIS 40th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin's HOUSES OF THE HOLY!
Sit N Spin!
Today we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin's HOUSES OF THE HOLY!
The actual anniversary date is Thursday I'll be playing the album back on my show FYI!
Dig the playlist of the whole album.
Side one             
No.         Title       Writer(s)              Length 
1.            "The Song Remains the Same"  Jimmy Page and Robert Plant     5:32
2.            "The Rain Song"                Page and Plant                                                  7:39
3.            "Over the Hills and Far Away"     Page and Plant                                  4:50
4.            "The Crunge"     John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Page, and Plant                3:17
Side two             
No.         Title       Writer(s)              Length 
1.            "Dancing Days"                 Page and Plant                                                  3:43
2.            "D'yer Mak'er"                  Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant                               4:23
3.            "No Quarter"     Jones, Page, and Plant                                                   7:00
4.            "The Ocean"      Bonham, Jones, Page, and Plant                                               4:31
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Danko and Volbeat & Duff McKagan
Danko and Volbeat & Duff McKagan
The show is sold out at Showbox Market tomorrow night! The feedback on the new Volbeat song “The Hangman’s Bodycount” is great thus far.  I’ll be doing video interviews with Volbeat and Danko Jones.
 I’ve been a huge Danko fan for quite some time now. We each have those bands that we love and wonder why they’re not bigger.  That’s the case for me and Danko.  At least here in the states.  I can’t wait to hear what I know will be good things about them tomorrow night. Our good buddy Duff McKagan is a fan as well.  He wrote a great piece on the band this week for Seattle Weekly.
Please check it out!!
I unfortunately won’t be at the show due to well, my airshift. So have fun and hopefully we can gain some new Danko fans here in the pacific northwest!
The new album is called Rock And Roll is Black And Blue. Dig it!
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SIS 30th Anniversary of two very different albums!
SIS 30th Anniversary  of two very different albums!
Dig the playlist of each album friends!
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
ZZ Top Eliminator
Thursday is the 30th Anniv of Pink Floyds "The Final Cut"!
The Final Cut is the twelfth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was released on 21 March 1983 by Harvest Records in the United Kingdom, and several weeks later by Columbia Records in the United States. A concept album, The Final Cut is the last of the band's releases to include founding member and long-time lyricist Roger Waters. It is the only Pink Floyd album on which Waters is credited for the writing and composition of every song. Most of the lyrics are sung by Waters; lead guitarist David Gilmour provides vocals on only one of the album's tracks.
The Final Cut was originally planned as a soundtrack album for the band's 1982 film Pink Floyd—The Wall. With the onset of the Falklands War, Waters changed it to be a critique of war, and also what he considered the betrayal of his father. The Final Cut was recorded in eight studios across Britain, from July to December 1982. As with most of Pink Floyd's discography, a range of session musicians were employed as contributors, but its production was dominated by increasing tensions between Waters and his band mates, particularly Gilmour. Keyboardist Richard Wright was at that point no longer a member of the band. The packaging was designed by Waters, and reflects the war theme of the album. It reached the top of the UK Albums Chart, but received mixed reviews. An accompanying short film was later released.
Following the album's release each member of the band concentrated on solo projects, but Waters then announced that he had left the group, and later attempted to keep Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason from using the Pink Floyd name. Gilmour has since expressed his dislike for much of The Final Cut.
All lead vocals performed by Roger Waters except "Not Now John" by David Gilmour and Roger Waters.
All songs written and composed by Roger Waters.
Side one             
No.         Title       Length 
1.            "The Post War Dream"                  3:02
2.            "Your Possible Pasts"    4:22
3.            "One of the Few"            1:23
4.            "The Hero's Return"      2:56
5.            "The Gunner's Dream"                  5:07
6.            "Paranoid Eyes"                3:40
Side two             
No.         Title       Length 
1.            "Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert"                  1:19
2.            "The Fletcher Memorial Home"                 4:11
3.            "Southampton Dock"     2:13
4.            "The Final Cut"                 4:46
5.            "Not Now John"              5:01
6.            "Two Suns in the Sunset" 
Saturday is the 30th Anniv of ZZ Tops "Eliminator"!
Eliminator is the eighth studio album by American rock band ZZ Top. It was released on March 23, 1983, by Warner Bros. Records. Recorded in Tennessee during 1982, the album was produced by the band's manager Bill Ham and peaked at the top of the charts worldwide. "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Got Me Under Pressure", "Sharp Dressed Man", "TV Dinners", and "Legs" were released as singles. A Diamond award winner, Eliminator is ZZ Top's most successful release with sales of over 10 million copies in the United States.
The band wanted to expand on the synthesizer sound of their 1981 record El Loco. Influenced by pop music, Eliminator′s tracks were recorded with a combination of the synthesizer, drum machine, and sequencer. The album used music videos as successful promotional tools—the videos for "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Sharp Dressed Man", and "Legs" all received regular rotation on MTV. A customized 1930s Ford coupe, depicted on the album cover, could be seen in the videos. Following Eliminator′s release, ZZ Top embarked on a worldwide concert tour.
Eliminator garnered widespread critical acclaim. Praise centered on its songwriting and use of synthesizers. Often considered ZZ Top's most popular release, the record has been featured in several publications' best albums lists. It ranked number 396 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and was listed at number 39 in The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80's. In 2008, Eliminator was remastered and reissued, with the addition of bonus tracks and a DVD containing live performances.
In 1976, Billy Gibbons convened with Buffalo Motor Cars in Paramount, California to build a customized 1933 Ford coupe. The car was built with a Corvette-style engine fabricated by the So-Cal Speed Shop.[citation needed] It was finished in 1983 and called the Eliminator. The car has become recognizable for its red finish and graphics, which can be seen in several of the band's music videos. The Eliminator has also made worldwide appearances in television, movies, auto shows, and charity events.
In 1979, ZZ Top reunited after a two-year break from touring and signed a new record deal, switching from London Records to Warner Bros. Frontman Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill also grew out chest-length beards. The beards, along with black sunglasses, have become distinctive aspects of the band's image. ZZ Top's sixth studio album Degüello was released in August 1979. The album went platinum and sold over a million units in the United States. El Loco (1981) experimented with the sounds of synthesizers. It went gold and initially sold over half a million copies. "Tube Snake Boogie" went to number four on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Eliminator was released worldwide on March 23, 1983. The name of the album derives from a term for winning a drag race. The front cover is an illustration of the Eliminator coupe by Tom Hunnicutt. Three of Eliminator's five singles appeared in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. "Gimme All Your Lovin'", released in April 1983, went to the number two position.
In 1983, ZZ Top made several music videos in California. "Gimme All Your Lovin'" was filmed at a gas station in Littlerock, while "Sharp Dressed Man" was filmed at night on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.[citation needed] "Legs" took place at a restaurant and shoe salon in Newhall;[citation needed] Gibbons and Dusty Hill had custom Dean Z guitars made with authentic sheepskin covering the body and tuners, as well as a unit to make the guitars spin in a complete circle. With Tim Newman as director, the "Legs" video won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video in 1984. The Eliminator coupe, along with three Playboy models, made an appearance in the videos.
All songs written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard.
No.         Title       Length 
1.            "Gimme All Your Lovin'"  3:59
2.            "Got Me Under Pressure"  4:00
3.            "Sharp Dressed Man"    4:13
4.            "I Need You Tonight"     6:14
5.            "I Got the Six"  2:52
6.            "Legs"                                  4:35
7.            "Thug"                                  4:17
8.            "TV Dinners"                     3:50
9.            "Dirty Dog"                         4:05
10.          "If I Could Only Flag Her Down"  3:40
11.          "Bad Girl" 
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2013 Mayhem Festival
2013 Mayhem Festival bands revealed!!
The tour will be coming through our neck of the woods early this summer. WE WILL HAVE TICKETS FOR YOU!! Peep below to find out more Rockaholics!
They did a good job with pulling in some mainstream bands and adding some killer (more) underground bands. I’m most stoked on Amon Amarth!
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BLACK SABBATH: 13 on 6/11
BLACK SABBATH: 13 on 6/11
Black Sabbath have set June 11th as the release date for their first studio album with Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years.
Produced by Rick Rubin13 will be available as a single CD, a two-CD deluxe set, a vinyl set and a super deluxe box set -- which contains the album on CD and vinyl, a DVD documentary on their reunion with Ozzy that was produced by his son, Jack Osbourne, photos and lyrics.
Sabbath will launch the album with a special event in London in June, which follows dates in New Zealand, Australia and Japan in April and May. They'll tour the U.S. in the summer and South America and Europe in the fall.
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SIS Sound City Reel To Reel
SIS Sound City Reel To Reel
Dave Grohl’s masterpiece! Can’t wait to finally watch the movie tonight. The sndk is available today. This album is a great who’s who of different genres!

To buy

Dig the playlist that features the album!!
For more on the track listing:
Sound City: Real to Reel
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Sound City: Real to Reel is the official soundtrack of the documentary. It was officially released on March 12, 2013. The songs "Cut Me Some Slack", "From Can to Can't", "You Can't Fix This" and "Mantra" were made available on Sound City's official YouTube channel on December 14, 2012, January 15, 2013, February 15, 2013 and March 8, 2013 respectively.
Track listing:
1.            "Heaven and All"                              Robert Levon Been, Dave Grohl, and Peter Hayes              5:27
2.            "Time Slowing Down"                    Tim Commerford, Chris Goss, Grohl, Brad Wilk                   5:59
3.            "You Can't Fix This"                         Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Stevie Nicks                5:59
4.            "The Man That Never Was"         Grohl, Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Rick Springfield 3:26
5.            "Your Wife Is Calling"                      Grohl, Hawkins, Alain Johannes, Smear, Lee Ving             3:22
6.            "From Can to Can't"                        Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder, Corey Taylor                  4:52
7.            "Centipede"                                       Goss, Grohl, Johannes, Josh Homme                                 5:10
8.            "A Trick with No Sleeve"               Grohl, Homme, Johannes                                                          4:57
9.            "Cut Me Some Slack"                     Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic, Smear                    4:39
10.          "If I Were Me"                                  Jessy Greene, Grohl, Jaffee, Jim Keltner                                4:14
11.          "Mantra"                                             Grohl, Homme, Trent Reznor                                                  7:43
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JIMI HENDRIX: "New" Album May Debut at Number Two
JIMI HENDRIX: "New" Album May Debut at Number Two
It has everything to do with being featured on last week’s Sit N Spin with The Mens Room haha. Very cool!
It looks as if the new Jimi Hendrix collection, People, Hell and Angels, will land at number-two when this week's Billboard chart is revealed on Wednesday -- at least if the "industry sources" cited by the Hollywood Reporter are on the mark.
The magazine says the album will have sold about 70,000 copies by Sunday's end of the tracking week. If it does debut at number-two, it'll be the highest-charting Hendrix release since his third album, Electric Ladyland, went number-one for two weeks in 1968.
People, Hell and Angels is the ninth posthumous U.S. album of studio material by Hendrix. The last one, 2010's Valleys of Neptune debuted and peaked at number-four. At the time, it was his highest-charting posthumous release since the first one, 1971's The Cry of Love.
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Motley Crue plan to split after next album?
Motley Crue plan to split after next album?

Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue did an interview with and shared the plan for the future and the farewell of Motley Crue.  Peep the link below for the full story. I can dig his point. What do you think?
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Jimi Hendrix "People, Hell & Angles"
Sit N Spin
Jimi Hendrix "People, Hell & Angles"
Album out today!
For more and to buy the "I Am Experienced" Tshirt to benefit the Hendrix park.
As always dig the playlist with the new album yo!
People, Hell and Angels is a posthumous studio album by the American rock musician Jimi Hendrix. The fourth release under the Experience Hendrix deal with Legacy Recordings, it contains twelve previously unreleased recordings of tracks he was working on for the planned follow-up to Electric Ladyland. It was released on March 5th, 2013.
The tracks featured on People, Hell & Angels are previously unreleased recordings of songs that Jimi Hendrix and fellow band members (mainly the Band of Gypsys lineup featuring Billy Cox and Buddy Miles) were working on as the follow-up to Electric Ladyland, tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun. The majority of the recordings are drawn from sessions in 1968 and '69 at the Record Plant Studios in New York, with a few inclusions from Hendrix's brief residencies at Sound Centre, the Hit Factory, and his own Electric Lady Studios.
According to Eddie Kramer. the engineer who recorded most of Hendrix's music during his lifetime, this will be the last Hendrix album to feature unreleased studio material. Kramer said that several as-yet-unreleased live recordings would be available in the coming years.
Track listing
All songs written and composed by Jimi Hendrix, except "Bleeding Heart" by Elmore James and "Mojo Man" by Albert Allen and Arthur Allen. 
1. "Earth Blues"   3:33
2. "Somewhere"   4:05
3. "Hear My Train a Comin'" 5:41
4. "Bleeding Heart"   3:58
5. "Let Me Move You"   6:50
6. "Izabella"   3:42
7. "Easy Blues"   5:57
8. "Crash Landing"   4:14
9. "Inside Out"   5:03
10. "Hey Gypsy Boy"   3:39
11. "Mojo Man"   4:07
12. "Villanova Junction Blues" 1:44
Primary musicians
Jimi Hendrix – guitars, vocals, bass guitar (track 9)
Billy Cox – bass guitar (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6–8)
Buddy Miles – drums (tracks 1–5, 10)
Mitch Mitchell – drums (tracks 6, 7, 9)
Juma Sultan – congas (tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 12)
Additional musicians
Larry Lee – rhythm guitar (tracks 6, 7)
Jerry Velez – congas (tracks 6, 7)
Stephen Stills – bass guitar (track 2)
Lonnie Youngblood – vocal & saxophone (track 5)
Rocky Isaac – drums (track 8)
Al Marks – percussion (track 8)
Albert Allen – vocal (track 11)
Jame Booker – piano (track 11)
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Queensryche ink new deal!!
Congrats guys!! Can't wait for the new album! 

QUEENSRYCHE ink new record deal with Century Media 
New album slated for release June 11
Band comprised Of Todd La Torre, Michael Wilton, Parker Lundgren, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield heading out on "Return To History World Tour"
(March 4, 2013 - New York, NY) - Legendary Seattle rockers QUEENSRYCHE are poised to regain their place as hard rock/heavy metal royalty in 2013. The band has just signed a new label deal with Century Media for the release of their latest studio album. The album is slated for release on June 11 and marks the debut album from the lineup comprised of Todd La Torre (Vocals), Michael Wilton (Guitars), Parker Lundgren (Guitars), Eddie Jackson (Bass) and Scott Rockenfield (Drums). The band premiered a snippet from a new song called "Redemption" from the upcoming release on Eddie Trunk's radio show on February 22. The 90-second snippet can be viewed at: QUEENSRYCHE join Century Media's diverse roster comprised of some of music's most recognizable talent, including IN FLAMES, IN THIS MOMENT, LACUNA COIL and ARCH ENEMY to name a few.
"QUEENSRYCHE is excited to begin writing this next chapter of our career with Century Media. Their passion and love for music has been apparent since early discussions and we are pleased to call them partners on this journey," states bassist Eddie Jackson. "We are also thankful for all of the fans who have supported us from day one and helped us get to where we are today. Todd, Scott, Parker, Michael and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for each and every one of you."
QUEENSRYCHE will also be heading out on their "Return To History World Tour" this March and April. The tour kicks off on March 5th in Dubuque, IA and makes stops in 9 different countries wrapping up on April 26th in the Netherlands. The band will also be taking to the high seas on this year's "Monsters Of Rock Cruise" and "Sweden Rock Cruise." The 23 date trek will make stops in New York, Tennessee and Florida as well as in Canada, United Kingdom and Germany amongst others. Tickets for all shows are currently on sale.
QUEENSRYCHE first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP Queensrÿche. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold-out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full-length album The Warning in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of Rage For Order, QUEENSRYCHE continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80's. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album Operation: Mindcrime, which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Empire in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV "viewers choice" award for the #1 chart topping hit "Silent Lucidity". During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold-out audiences. QUEENSRYCHE has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.
"Return To History World Tour 2013"
Mar 5--Dubuque, IA--Diamond Jo Casino
Mar 7--Toronto, ON--Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mar 8--Englewood, NJ--Bergen Performing Arts Center
Mar 9--Jim Thorpe, PA--Penn's Peak
Mar 10--Patchogue, NY--The Emporium
Mar 12--Nashville, TN--Wildhorse Saloon
Mar 14--Biloxi, MS--Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Mar 15--Tampa, FL--Ritz Ybor
Mar 16--Fort Lauderdale, FL--Monsters Of Rock Cruise
Mar 22--Orlando, FL--House Of Blues
Mar 23--Raleigh, NC--Longbranch
Mar 30--Uncasville, CT--Mohegan Sun Casino
Apr 6--Regina, SK--Casino Regina Show Lounge
Apr 11--Stockholm, SWE--Sweden Rock Cruise
Apr 13--Oulu, FIN--Club Teatria
Apr 14--Mons, BEL--Power Prog & Metal Festival @ Lotto Mons Expo
Apr 15--London, UK--O2 Academy
Apr 17--Nottingham, UK--Rock City
Apr 18--Manchester, UK--The Ritz
Apr 19--Dublin, IRE--The Academy Dublin
Apr 20--Duisburg, GER--Gluckaufhalle
Apr 21--Ludwigsburg, GER--Rockfabrik
Apr 23--Aaburg, SWI--Moonwalker
Apr 24--Munchen, GER--Theaterfabrik
Apr 26--Eindhoven, NET--Effennar
Other confirmed 2013 tour dates:
Jul 18--Oshkosh, WI--Rock USA Festival
Jul 19--Springville, IN--ABATE of Indiana "Boogie"
Jul 20--Erie, PA--Roar on the Shore Biker Rally
Aug 2--Sturgis, SD--The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
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