Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

B Sides for 01/05/2012


Nickelback and Spotify Killing Rock?
(Banana 101.5) Many believe that rock music, as a genre, is on it's way out based on low sales and the alarmingly frequent disappearance of major rock radio stations across the country. The Black Keys recently pointed out a few of the problems they believe are hurting the industry — namely Nickelback and Spotify.

The Black Keys are one of the more viable acts in the world of alternative rock, yet even they are feeling the burn of the long suffering genre. Drummer Patrick Carney recently gave his prognosis of rock's condition — that names Canadian chart-toppers Nickelback as a major part of the problem — while speaking to Rolling Stone:

"Rock 'n' roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be s— – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. F— that! Rock 'n' roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don't like to see it f—ing ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous s—. When people start lumping us into that kind of s—, it's like, 'F— you,' honestly." more on this story

More on Black Keys - Black Keys Music - Black Keys Tour Dates/Tickets - Black Keys CDs, vinyl and rarities

Van Halen Club Days Revisited
(hennemusic) Van Halen have released a new video. In the footage, the band is heard talking about their club days, back in the 70s, when they were playing the Southern California bar circuit.

VH regularly played L.A. clubs like Gazzarri's, and The Whisky A Go Go and The Starwood.

"The ideal, like in a movie," begins David Lee Roth, "is that you're always thinking about the arena stage, and that's the only thing that's on your mind as you're working as a musician. That greater idea is always there, looming consciously. Where I don't think it was that for us, at least it wasn't for me. It went in very short stages, like one day, I'm gonna be the King of Gazzarri's, one day we'll be the top guys at The Starwood." more on this story

More on Van Halen - Van Halen Music - Van Halen Tour Dates/Tickets - Van Halen CDs, vinyl and rarities

Zakk Wylde Guitar String Bracelet Up for Grabs
(The Metal Den) The fine people over at wearyourmusic.org are rocking charity guitar string bracelets! Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society bracelet is tagged at $150.00. 100% of net profits donated to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Each guitar string bracelet is handcrafted from recycled fine silver and guitar strings used and donated by the artist you select. The bracelets must slip over your hand unless a custom clasp is added; please size accordingly.

Bracelets are packaged in recycled DVD cases with certificates of authenticity. Profits are donated to charities selected by the artists involved. more on this story

More on Zakk Wylde - Zakk Wylde Music - Zakk Wylde Tour Dates/Tickets - Zakk Wylde CDs, vinyl and rarities

Anniversary of the Murder of The Fifth Beatle
(Gibson) On this day in 1976, Mal Evans, longtime Beatles road manager, was shot dead in Los Angeles. Gibson takes a look back: Who was the Fifth Beatle? Several in the Beatles camp have claimed that crown, but nobody deserves it more than gentle giant Mal Evans. He was there from the very early days at the Cavern to the band's implosion in the '70s.

Evans was a post office engineer by day and Cavern Club bouncer by night when The Beatles' manager Brain Epstein hired him as assistant road manager along with Neil Aspinall. From that point, he and The Beatles were inseparable. He appeared in three of their movies, was a witness in Paul McCartney's wedding and even played organ on Rubber Soul. Once the band stopped recording, he became an all-around assistant, working with the band until the very end

Evans stayed with Apple until 1974 when he moved to Los Angeles, supposedly to work as a producer. He'd left his wife and kids to move in with Fran Hughes, whom he'd met at L.A.'s Record Plant recording studio. Keith Moon had hired Mal to produce his solo album, but fired him for poor recordings. It didn't seem Evans was cut out to be a producer. He became increasingly isolated and depressed.

On January 5, 1976 a drunk, Valium-popping Evans called John Hoernie, the collaborator on his memoirs, and told him to make sure he and his assistant finished the book. A concerned Hoernie went to Evans' motel/apartment at 8122 West 4th Street to talk with the obviously depressed man. During their brief talk, Evans picked up a rifle. Mal was a big man, a gentle giant. Everyone said and there was no possible way for Hoernie to overpower him. Fran Hughes called the police and when they arrived, officers David D. Krempa and Robert E. Brannon confronted Evans upstairs. When they told him to put down his gun he refused and the police fired six shots. Mal Evans died instantly. more on this story

More on Beatles - Beatles Music - Beatles CDs, vinyl and rarities

Moon Unit Zappa Divorcing Matchbox Twenty Guitarist
(TMZ) Frank Zappa's daughter Moon Unit Zappa -- her real name -- has filed for divorce from her husband, Matchbox Twenty guitarist Paul Doucette ... TMZ has learned.

Moon Unit filed the papers in L.A. County Superior Court last week -- seeking to end her 9-and-a-half year marriage.

Moon Unit and her husband were married in June 2002, and have one 7-year-old daughter named Mathilda Plum.

Fun facts: Moon Unit also has a laundry list of acting credits, including a recent appearance on "Grey's Anatomy." Frank's other kids are named Dweezil, Ahmet, and Diva. more on this story

More on Matchbox Twenty - Matchbox Twenty Music - Matchbox Twenty Tour Dates/Tickets - Matchbox Twenty CDs, vinyl and rarities

Lacuna Coil Tease New Album
Lacuna Coil have posted the second of six short, conceptual teaser clips for their forthcoming album.

That new album, Dark Adrenaline, was produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine) and will be released in the US on January 24th.

The band's first single, "Trip the Darkness" continues to ascend the Active Rock charts. Currently hovering on the cusp of the Top 30 with over 25 stations spinning the record, "Trip the Darkness" is poised to become the band's highest charting single to date. Check out the tease here.

More on Lacuna Coil - Lacuna Coil Music - Lacuna Coil Tour Dates/Tickets - Lacuna Coil CDs, vinyl and rarities

Gibson Expands Pro Audio With Onkyo
(Gibson) Gibson has announced a strategic partnership with the Onkyo Corporation, a worldwide leader in consumer electronics. The move will expand the quality and variety offered by the Gibson Pro Audio Division.

With a reputation of excellence for high quality audio equipment and home theater systems, Onkyo offers Gibson's newly formed Pro Audio Division a stronger foothold in the ever-growing consumer electronics market, specifically in the areas of amplification, receiver and speaker technologies.

"Onkyo makes some of the world's best audio equipment, and this partnership will give Gibson the ability to bring a deeper and more enhanced audio experience to music lovers around the world," says Gibson CEO and Chairman Henry Juszkiewicz. "While people may be listening to more music, they are listening to it primarily in a severely compressed format. The aural disparity between a real system and compressed sound is vast, and as a result, they are simply not hearing tremendously rich sounds. With Onkyo, our goal is to bring a finer listening experience to a larger consumer base." more on this story

More on Gibson

Ramones Bobbleheads
Funko have announced the release of two new Bobbleheads featuring two Ramones legends. Here are the details we were sent:

Together, legendary guitarist Johnny Ramone, and legendary punk-rock bassist Dee Dee Ramone created a wall of sound that defined the driving force of the Ramones. For the first time ever in their history making legacy, Johnny and Dee Dee have been rendered as bobblehead figures, or as Funko calls them, Wacky Wobblers.

Both of these stylized 6-inch tall figures come decked in traditional Ramones leather jackets, and armed with their weapons of choice, (guitar and bass respectively).
more on this story

More on Ramones - Ramones Music - Ramones CDs, vinyl and rarities


Share this article on Twitter



Click here to read today's full Day in Rock report

antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News

.


...end


advertisement


advertisement

.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
AC/DC Fan Killed After Coachella Concert- Soil Involved In Tour Bus Accident- Skid Row Free Download Of '18 and Life" With New Singer- Slayer Leads Mayhem Lineup- more

• Day in Pop: Justin Bieber Put In Chokehold By Security- Nelly Arrested On Drug Charges- Florence And The Machine's Florence Welch Breaks Foot- Percy Sledge Dead At 73- more y

• Scott Weiland and Bumblefoot Supergroup Release Video- Ozzy Fires Back At Original Black Sabbath Drummer- AC/DC Told By Malcolm Young To Make New Album For Him- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

advertisement
.
 
Reviews
.

• Trauma Interview

• Album of the Week: Bad Brains Self-Titled Debut Album

• December in Red - The Way Out

• Battleaxe - Power From the Universe Reissue

• SOKO Interview

• Road Trip: Historic Savannah

• The Compulsions - Dirty Fun

• Rock Reads: Morbid Tales! A Tribute to Celtic Frost

• Death Penalty - Death Penalty

• On The Record: The Wild Beyond

• Album of the Week: Pink Floyd's The Wall

• RockPile: Minutian- Odin's Court- THEO

• Michael Ubaldini Interview

• Root 66: Cameron Mitchell- Stacy Jones- Greg Shirley

• RockPile: Subversion- Jimmy Barnes- Danko Jones

• Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly


. .
.
Today's Rock News
.

• AC/DC Fan Killed After Coachella Concert (top story)

• Soil Involved In Tour Bus Accident (top story)

• Skid Row Giving Away Download Of '18 and Life (top story)

• Slayer Leads Mayhem Festival Lineup (top story)

• Aerosmith Announce Blue Army Tour Kick Off (top story)

• Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder To Host Who Tribute Concert (top story)

• Scott Weiland Left Stone Temple Pilots 'Long Ago' Says Dean DeLeo (top story)

• Emmure Cancel Tour Due To Singer's Vocal Injury (top story)

• The Doors Hits Getting Quadraphonic Makeover (top story)

• Def Leppard Rock Classic Hits On Quebec's Version Of The Voice (top story)

• Black Veil Brides Frontman Says Fans Need To Keep Rock Alive (top story)

• Kinks Musical Wins At Olivier Awards (top story)

• Anthrax's Game Of Thrones Track 'Just The Tip Of The Iceberg' (top story)

• Accept Reveal New Lineup (top story)

• Bruce Kulick Looks Back At Legacy Of Unmasked Era KISS (top story)

• Pearl Jam Expand South American Tour Plans (top story)

• Faith No More Announce New Tour Dates, Release New Remix (top story)

• Rush Has Huge Influence On Mike Portnoy (top story)

• Symphony X Finish New Album (top story)

• Babymetal Announce U.S. Album and World Tour (top story)

• Nightwish Say Floor's Operatic Style Didn't Work On New Song (top story)

• Opeth's Pale Communion Reopened Door For Heritage (top story)

• Jethro Tull Streaming Live Version Of Minstrel In The Gallery (top story)

• Deadly Circus Fire Set New Album Release (top story)

• Metallica Making Progress On New Album (top story)

• Jon Bon Jovi Launching Reality TV Show (top story)

• Megadeth Call On Fans To Help With New Album (top story)

• Video Of AC/DC Rock Or Bust Tour Kick Off Goes Online (top story)

• Temple Of The Dog Legal Battle Over Master Tapes (top story)

• Grateful Dead Announce Final 'Fare Thee Well' Concerts (top story)

• Stone Sour Preview Their Cover Of Metallica Classic (top story)

• Slayer Finish New Album, Already Have Six Songs For Next One (top story)

• Testament's More Than Halfway Done With The Songs For Next Album (top story)

• Former Manager Could Reunite Guns N' Roses? (top story)

• Ronnie James Dio Unseen Book Expanded For Anniversary Reissue (top story)

• Keith Richards Also Wants Rolling Stones To Make New Album (top story)

• Previously Unreleased Canned Heat 70s Live Albums To See Light Of Day (top story)

• Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Trilogy' Expanded For Reissue (top story)

• Mark Tremonti Exploring His Metal Roots On Solo Album (top story)

• Megadeth's New Guitarist Addresses Fans (top story)

• Rush Release 12 Months Of Rush Promo Video (top story)

• All Time Low Score Their First UK No. 1 (top story)

• Videos From Jack White's Coachella Performance Goes Online (top story)

• Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe Reveals Dark Days Cover (top story)




Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• Justin Bieber Put In Chokehold By Coachella Security (top story)

• Nelly Arrested On Drug Charges (top story)

• Florence And The Machine's Florence Welch Breaks Foot (top story)

• Nelly Speaks Out About Drug Arrest (top story)

• 'When A Man Loves A Woman' Singer Percy Sledge Dead At 73 (top story)

• Rihanna Responds To Drug Use Allegations (top story)

• Madonna and Drake Comment About Coachella Kiss (top story)

• Justin Bieber And Ariana Grande Lip Sync Carly Rae Jepsen Song (top story)

• One Direction Begin Writing New Album Without Zayn Malik (top story)

• Passion Pit Streaming New Album 'Kindred' Online (top story)

• Taylor Swift Recruits Hayley Williams For 'Bad Blood' Video (top story)

• Jennifer Hudson Does Carpool Karaoke With James Corden (top story)

• Linkin Park and Steve Aoki Team Again On 'Darker Than Blood' (top story)

• Brandon Flowers Releases 'Still Want You' Video (top story)

• Dierks Bentley Added To Luke Bryan's 'Crash My Playa' Beach Bash (top story)

• Young Thug's New Album Will No Longer Called 'Carter VI' (top story)

• Rihanna Previews Florence and the Machine-Sampling 'A Night' (top story)

• Snoop Dogg Goes Old School With New Song 'So Many Pros' (top story)

• Luke Bryan Sees Musical Stereotypes Breaking Down (top story)

• Miranda Lambert Looks Back At Her First Time On Radio (top story)

• Was Dennis Quaid's Viral Freak Out a Hoax? (top story)

• Mumford & Sons Announce North American Tour (top story)

• One Direction Fans Angered Over Amy Schumer Joke (top story)

• Drake and Future Teaming Up For Spring Tour (top story)

• Mariah Carey Confirms Release Of No. 1 Hits Collection (top story)

• Florence And The Machine Release 'Ship To Wreck' Video (top story)

• 'Late Show With David Letterman' Final Guests Revealed (top story)

• Madonna Unleashed 'Ghosttown' Video (top story)

• Yelawolf Releases New Collaboration With Eminem 'Best Friend' (top story)

• Michael Bolton Performs IRS Love Letter On 'Last Week Tonight' (top story)

• Sam Hunt Reacts To ACM Awards New Artist of the Year Nod (top story)

• See Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in the First 'Ant-Man' Trailer (top story)

• Ed Sheeran Receives 'Game of Thrones' Sword (top story)

• Dierks Bentley Still Challenges Himself On The Road (top story)

• Carly Rae Jepsen Confirms New Album (top story)

• Taylor Swift Responds To Rumors Her and Lorde Are Fighting (top story)

• Mumford & Sons Perform New Song On 'SNL' (top story)

• George Ezra Cancels Tour Dates Due To Illness (top story)

• DMX Has Devine Reaction To Gas Station Robbery Accusation (top story)

• Madonna Admits It Isn't Easy Working With Kanye West (top story)

• Mariah Carey Unveils Cover For 1 To Infinity (top story)

• Naughty Boy Talks Zayn Malik's Exit From One Direction (top story)

• Rick Ross Releases New Song 'Dog Food' (top story)

• ASAP Rocky Releases New Song 'M'$' (top story)

• Josh Gad Channels Olaf from 'Frozen' on The 'Late Late Show' (top story)

• Madonna Performs Classic Hit 'Holiday' With The Roots (top story)

• Thomas Rhett Talks New Single 'Crash and Burn' (top story)

• Christina Aguilera Previews 'Nashville' Debut (top story)

• Chris Stapleton Releases New Song 'When the Stars Come Out' (top story)

• Kiesza Releases 'Sound of a Woman' Video (top story)

• Cast of 'Game of Thrones' Sings 'I'm So Excited' (top story)

• Taraji P. Henson Does Nicki Minaj Impression on 'Saturday Night Live' (top story)

• Jared Leto's Green Hair For 'Suicide Squad' Revealed In New Photo (top story)

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• AudioNationRadio.com • Rock Show Radio (4 streaming stations) • The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.