We've been talking about it for the last few months and now it's here. Maybe the most unlikely combo since peanut butter and bacon. Lou Reed and Metallica. Click on the pic below to check out the song "The View."
I'm sure you've all seen the footage on the news this week of the riots that have rocked London. Â The video below is the worst of the worst. Â Consider yourself warned. Â This video is not for the faint of heart.
Stumbled upon this a while back on theÂ Puscifer website and have been meaning to share it. Â It's Puscifer with Steven Drozd covering Elton John's "Rocketman." Weird, right? Â It's really great. Â Be warned though: If you were hoping to throw up the horns and break some sh*t this isn't for you. Â The song showed up on the soundtrack for the not-too-great music doc. "The Heart is a Drum Machine" back in 2009.
When I watched the game Sunday I thought this kid was out of his mind. I should have taken a second look on the DVR. Of course he's flashing. He's a Cougar. Someone should tell him it's usually the Cougar girls that take their shirts off at sporting events.
Father's Day is right around the corner. Â Still don't know what to get the guy that accidentally got your mom pregnant? Â Try this out. Â It's great for dadÂ especiallyÂ if he's a 7 year old girl that lives on hot dogs.
Americans spend more time at work than anyone else on the planet. Â To help combat the ill effects of being overworked, many workplaces, much like day cares, have implemented nap time. Â If you're one of the lucky ones who get a little nappy nap at work you're going to love this. Â It's called the ostrich.
DescribedÂ as "a micro environment in which to take a power nap at ease" The Ostrich is the next step in the evolution of at work napping.
I love everything about it but the name. Â I think they should have called it "Warm Elephant Testicles," but what do I know..
Gotta love the new angle the Smithsonian is taking I assume in an effort to get more young people interested in history. And yes, in case you were wondering... Your hero is probably a pu** compared to those who came before him.
Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven has been #1 in the annual Top 999 something like 4 out of the last 6 years. Historically, newer songs don't do very well from year to year. The highest debut ever for a song on the Top 999 is like 500. I actually have the lists and could go back and find out the real number, but I'm lazy and I just don't care. The point is all of that could change this year. This may be the greatest song EVER.
OK. The song is stupid, but the video is AMAZING. This is why Al Gore invented the internet.
Here's a little peek at my vacation last week. The video is from 2008... The 2010 one isn't posted yet. I went as the Gingerbread Man this year.
I made up every part of the previous statement except for the part that says "the video is from 2008." I actually spent my vacation at home having deep conversations with my dogs Barbarella and Roxy. They're wonderful listeners.
I've always been proud to be a part of what I considered the worst cover band on Earth, The New Originals.Â I don't know how long we're going to be able to hold that title though.Â It's not that we're getting better.Â Â Other bands are getting worse.Â Check out exhibit A from my friendÂ Skippy in Fresno.
As far back as I can remember like most young boys I dreamt of the day I could own a flying lawn mower. I assumed as the years passed, as I'm sure you did, that the day would never come. Well friends. Our day has arrived. Note the bitchen soundtrack too.
Lewis Black and I agree on a lot of things.Â How common sense would surely wreck the American political system,Â how public works are the way out of a recession and if we had the money both of us would have aÂ ourÂ own private ball washer who we would pay well andÂ give benefits to...Â Unfortunately we can't agree on everything.Â Take candy corn for instance..
If you're like me you'd rather be beaten by aÂ nude, male dwarf withÂ your own amputated limbs before watching another political ad.Â I don't know if it's that they insult my intelligence, or if it's the idea that some people out there watch this dribble and think, "Yeah that's the candidate for me" that pisses me off more.Â Â I might change my mind about the systemÂ we somehow still support and humanity itself if more political ads stopped EFing around and spelled it out in plainÂ English like this ad from theÂ Great White North.
Two things that don't go together. Disposable income and spare time. That's why I assume most of you are like me and didn't get to dig on any of the Big Four shows in Europe. Well, you're in luck. Now you can take the whole show in plus backstage footage from the comfort of your couch. Sure, it's not the same as being there, but look at the bright side... The beer is a lot cheaper.
I've gotten quite a few e-mails over the last few days wondering where I'm at.
John in Everett writes:
Dear DIC. Noticed you haven't been on the air the last few days. Wherever you are I hope you stay there.
Well John. You'll be happy to know I'll be back next week. I've been with my dance instructor working on some sick new moves that I plan to break out at Pain In The Grass next weekend. Check out his stuff. He's awesome.
For some reason people will pay to see a band, then stand in the audience and throw things at the stage. I never understood it. I saw Saliva's drummer get his teeth knocked out once by water bottle full of sand. Not cool. You should never, ever throw things at the stage. Well.... Almost never.
Soundgarden has announced that they are playing an intimate show at the legendary Vic Theatre in Chicago on Thursday, August 5thâ¦and here's your chance to get a couple of tickets.
Click here to sign up as a member of Soundgarden World. Members will be given the chance to purchase a pair of tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime show. If selected, you'll be sent an email with a link to purchase a pair of tickets. If you already have an account, login and update your profile.
Pretty rad, huh? Here's a little taste of what you missed at the Showbox show a couple of months ago. Don't miss out again!
A friend sent me this. Great, professionally shot video of Alice in Chains' recent show in Lisbon. The sound quality is really good too. The whole show is on Youtube in 10 minute chunks. Enjoy wasting the company's time with this today.
If you were there I don't need to tell you how great it was. If you weren't I dug up some fan video from the show for you to check out. Turn off the lights, turn it up, spend 9 dollars on a 12 oz. beer and pretend you're there.
I've seen Tool a handful of times now and they never disappoint. If you're planning on going tomorrow, do yourself a favor and stay off the stage. People forget sometimes what a bad-ass Maynard is. Remember this?
4th of July weekend. Is it a time to bond with family, enjoy the outdoors and celebrate this great country? Or is it a dangerous 3 days of drunken stupidity ending ultimately in dismemberment and death? Well, if you do it right it can be both.
I know that most of you reading this are law abiding, tax paying, all around swell members of society that would never dream of messing around with illegal fireworks. For the few delinquents that have some how stumbled across this page, here are a few tips to make the most out of your 4th of July.
The Romans not only dominated the Mediterranean, had wicked orgies and bathed together. Turns out they also made pretty bitchen candles. Check out the video below for proper use of the infamous Roman Candle.
Our next subject crawled out of the shallow end of the gene pool a little too close to the local fireworks display.
American influence can be seen all over the world. Hell, even the middle east is getting in on the 4th of July festivities. And who knows better how to blow stuff up than our friends over there? Answer. No one.
Hopefully with these tips in mind you can have a happy, safe and fun 4th of July.
My Darkest Days, the latest band to join the line-up for Pain in the Grass 2010, are humanitarians. They recently helped out local single mothers in Las Vegas at the shoot for their new video. They also set a record for most single moms in one Las Vegas location at any given time. Zakk Wylde from BLS and Chad from Nickelback help out on this song. Check it out below.
Since the dawn of civilization humans have tried to predict when and where the next earthquake will hit.Â From Greek Oracles to modern day scientists, generation after generation has failed.Â Today as I type, emergency managers around the world are trying to find a way give some kind of early warning, even if it's just seconds before the earthquake hits.
Leave it to an Canadian high school student to finally figure it out.Â And not just seconds of early warning, but months.Â Consider yourself warned.
Ice Cube said it best. Â âToday was a good day.â
Itâs always an exciting day when I get to fly out of town to âmake radioâ with my favorite bands and people. Â Itâs especially cool when itâs Ozzy Osbourne. Â Not only is Ozzy a great guy and a real pleasure to hang out with, but the guys is a f***ing legend.
The highlight of the day came when we ran into Nikki Sixx at the studio. Â As you know, Motley Crue is on Ozzfest this year and Ozzy and Nikki go way back. Â I think Ozzy took Motley Crue out on tour in like â83 or something. Â Back when both camps were trying as hard as they could to push the limits of what the human body could endure. Â How well do Ozzy and Nikki know each other? Â By smell.
When we got ready to start recording we hadnât seen Nikki yet. Â A friend of mine from Ozzyâs label mentioned to me that Ozzy was âthe best smelling man in rock and roll.â A strange comment for sure, unless you know Ozzy. Â I guess everyone who knows the guy knows that he wears this 8 Zillion dollar a bottle stuff that you can only buy at one store somewhere in Europe blah blah blah. Â So we get done with the interview, Ozzy is in the studio signing stuff for people and here comes Nikki down the hallway. Â He looks at me and says, âIs f***inâ Ozzy here? Â I can smell him.â
The show will be on June 17th at noon. Â Itâs the Thursday before Ozzyâs new album âScreamâ hits stores so youâll get a chance to check out a good chunk of the album before anyone
The show will be on June 17th at noon. Â Itâs the Thursday before Ozzyâs new album âScreamâ hits stores so youâll get a chance to check out a good chunk of the album before anyone else.