Metallica’s 30th Anniversary of Ride The Lightning!!!
Tonight to mark the 30th Anniversary of Metallica’s masterpiece “Ride The Lightning” nothing but Ride The Lightning tracks for Dude It’s The 80’s @ 8!!!
Rolling Stone released a really good interview with the bands time in Denmark and the recording of the album. Sh*t I even found out something I didn’t know.
Lars Ulrich: “Mercyful Fate's rehearsal room was right next to Sweet Silence Studios. We actually finished the last couple of songs we did for Ride the Lightning – like "Fade to Black," "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "Escape" – in their rehearsal room. We were obviously huge fans of theirs, but we also became friends and they were our peers.” For the full article peep the link. http://rol.st/1rw4xGI
For those that don’t know Danko Jones is a MASSIVE rock historian, who’s love for the early San Francisco bay thrash scene is HUGE! I’m a big fan of his podcasts and his that featured Harold Oimoen author of “MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter’, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew is a MUST LISTEN FOR METAL FANS. Seriously, If you love THRASH at all, listen. The sh*t you will learn will blow your mind. Podcast via the link. http://bit.ly/1qHW07y
Speaking of “MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW”: The book is amazing!!!! A must have!! For more go here. http://bit.ly/1tkbrTe
1984, when Metallica were first called sellouts. I think they got the last laughJ Dig the video’s and tune in tonight for all “Ride The Lightning” edtion of Dude It’s The 80’s @ 8!!
SIT N SPIN: MOTLEY CRUE FAREWELL!! âKISW PRESENTS MOTLEY CRUE’S “ALL BAD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END” TOUR. SUNDAY AT WHITE RIVER AMPITHEATER WITH ALICE COOPER!! Tickets are still available! http://bit.ly/1rzpMLe
With so many Motley memories today we went down the old dusty debaucherous trail!! Dig the playlist of the songs below Crue fans!! http://bit.ly/1pbts2o
Too Fast for Love (1981) "LIVE WIRE" (if you have one of the 900 original pressings of Too Fast For Love on Leathur Records its’ worth $$$) Ian Gillian of Deep Purple funded their demo after he saw them in a LA Pub. )
Shout at the Devil (1983) "SHOUT AT THE DEVIL" The bands breakthrough album. “Looks That Kill” & “Too Young To Fall In Love” were both singles. The band thanks Krell in the liner notes….Crue slang for cocaine. Motley Crue's preformance at the 1983' US Festival was a breakthrough. Check out their WHOLE SET!
Theatre of Pain (1985) "HOME SWEET HOME". Released in the aftermath of singer Vince Neil’s arrest for manslaughter on a drunk driving charge that took the life of Vince’s friend Razzle, the drummer for beloved Finnish glam rock band Hanoi Rocks. The album moved more towards glam rock vs heavy metal. Pink, lace….. The album was orginaly to be called “Entertainment Or Death” name was also said to be inspired by the Christian Death album “Only Theater Of Pain”. “Home Sweet Home” is one of the few Motley hits with Vince Neil credited with the songwriting.
Girls, Girls, Girls (1987) "GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS". Harley’s drugs, life on the Sunset strip.
Dr. Feelgood (1989) "KICKSTART MY HEART" Last album to feature Vince on vocals till his return in 1997 for Gen Swine. Bob Rock produced. Their best selling album….first album to feature a mostly sober Crue.
Mötley Crüe (1994) "HOLLIGANS HOLIDAY". First and only album released w singer John Corabi.
Generation Swine (1997) "AFRAID" Vince Neil returns and Generation Swine is Tommy Lee’s last album till his return for “Saints Of Los Angles”
New Tattoo (2000) "HELL ON HIGH HEELS" The band returns to its 80’s roots. Ozzy drummer Randy Castillo fills in on drums. This was also when Tommy Lee was serving jail time for his assault on Pamela Anderson.
Saints of Los Angeles (2008) "SAINTGS OF LOS ANGELES" With all the original members back in the fold the band announced its first Cruefest tour!
Justin Moore Feat Vince Neil "HOME SWEET HOME"
Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe, an upcoming collection of countryfied Crüe covers that officially hits the shelves on August 19th.
Buckcherry digs the naughty! BUCKCHERRY: You Can't Say This Title Buckcherry don't seem to care about the FCC with the title of their new EP and single.
The EP's title is the curse word that rhymes with truck. That's due out August 19th. The single, which is due out in a couple weeks, is a cover of the Icona Pop hit "I Love It" that's been retitled "Say [Eff] It."
Buckcherry are taking pre-orders for the EP now at their website.
Catch Buckcherry as they return for Pain In The Grass 2014 Friday September 12! Full details here! http://bit.ly/TbeUo8
We’re stoked these guys have been able to work through their past issues, it happens to just about every band. See Godsmack at Pain In The Grass 2014! Dig full Pain details! http://bit.ly/TbeUo8
GODSMACK: Lucky We Made It This Far
Godmsack frontman Sully Erna says the band almost split up at multiple points over the past 15 years.
Erna tells Revolver, "At first it was just the learning curve of having the band hit big and being on the road relentlessly." He says that the fighting prompted the band to take a drastic step. "At one point we brought in therapists and everything to work with the band. Because we lost the brotherhood. We lost the love for the music and for each other and we were fighting so much. It was just a mess. Luckily for us, we got over some of those mountains."
Erna says the next time things got bad was when the other three members put out theAnother Animal project in 2007. He admits, "After the Four record [came out in 2006], there were times when Tony [Rombola] was really bent with me because he got to a place where he started to write more, and he wanted more of his stuff on the records... So we would pick half of his stuff and half of mine and try to make a hybrid of it. But for some reason he would take it personally when I didn't pick this song or that song of his. And so then the guys went and built a record [Another Animal] off of stuff that we didn't use but could have probably revisited later. And that created a lot of [crap]."
However, Erna says things are all good now. "We went through it, had it out and talked things through. And we realized that we have a really special brand here and it would be foolish to not get past this stuff... We're getting along better than ever. We're tighter than we were when we first met. And that's the god's honest truth."
Tool fans! This explains a few things. TOOL: Explain Album Delay Tool have opened up about why it's been eight years since their last album.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Adam Jones and drummer Danny Careysay that complicated legal hassles have weighed on on the group, cost them money and drained away some of their creativity.
In 2007, a friend of Jones' claimed that he had created artwork for the group and wanted credit for it. The suit got more complicated when an insurance company that Tool believed would defend it against lawsuits turned around and sued the band over technicalities in the case. The band then filed a countersuit to defend themselves against the insurer's claims. Both suits are still going seven years later -- the case is scheduled to go to trial in January.
Carey says, "The whole thing is really depressing. The bad thing is it's really time consuming. As we've gotten older and our priorities have changed, it's hard to get the band on a good, solid schedule as it is."
Jones adds, "It's costing millions and millions and millions of dollars to defend us. And the fans are all going, 'We want a new Tool album. What the [heck]?' And you don't want to pull people into your problems, because they don't understand. But the point is, we're fighting the good fight. We're going to trial and we want to crush them. But every time we've gotten close to going to trial, it gets postponed and we've wasted money and time and it has just drained our creative energy."
As for positives around the album, the band has one 10-minute song that's almost completed. As for the sound, Jones says, "Sometimes I feel we get a little too proggy or too into exploring time signatures but not getting heavy enough for my taste. There are some good nose-bleeding riffs happening, and I'm really happy about that."
Sit N Spin The Songs of Summer from Billboard
Billboard released an article about the biggest summer songs going back to the 60’s. Then NPR.com added to the list for 60’s through 1984. This was how they compiled that. “For the summers of 1962 through 1984, we looked through the June-August Billboard charts, taking note of which songs were on the charts the longest, in any position, and which had staying power at No. 1. It wasn't a perfect science, but we made our best educated decisions about which songs once ruled the radio and the cash registers.”
1. JAN & DEAN "SURF CITY" 1963
2. THE TROGGS "WILD THING" 1966
3. JIM CROCE "BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN" 1973
4. STARLAND VOCAL BAND "AFTERNOON DELIGHT" 1976
5. PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION "WHEN DOVES CRY" 1984
6. PAULA ABDUL "COLD HEARTED SNAKE" 1989
7. SIR MIX-A-LOT "BABY GOT BACK" 1992
8. SMASH MOUTH "ALL STAR" 1999
9. BEYONCE FEAT JAY-Z "CRAZY IN LOVE" 2003
10. KINGS OF LEON "USE SOMEBODY" 2009
11. PSY "GANGNAM STYLE" 2012
12. DAFT PUNK FEAT PHARRELL WILLIAMS AND NILE ROGERS "GET LUCKY" 2013
10. LOS TIGRES DEL DORTE “AMERICA”
9. SPINAL TAP “AMERICA”
8. TOBY KEITH “MADE IN AMERICA”
7. FOZZIE “AMERICA”
6. WAYLON JENNINGS “AMERICA”
5. WEST SIDE STORY SOUNDTRACK “AMERICA”
4. SIMON & GARFUNKEL “AMERICA”
3. JAMES BROWN “LIVING IN AMERICA”
2. NEIL DIAMOND “AMERICA”
1. TEAM AMERICA “AMERICA, F*CK YEAH”
Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates & Myself!
Today I rapped with lead guitarist for Avenged Sevenfold Synyster Gates! We talked Mayhem Festival, Hellfest in France and WORLD CUP!! The USA/Belgium game was underway while we were doing the interview. Enjoy and catch Pain In The Grass Alumni Avenged Sevenfold next Tuesday at The Rockstar Mayhem Fest! Ticket info here gang! http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/dates