|Guitarist Collapses On Stage
Demmel was severely dehydrated and had mentioned several times to his tech that he felt lightheaded during the show.
Says drummer Dave McClain, "That was a scary moment for all of us. Seeing your friend collapse like that is something that nobody wants to experience. He's doing much better now and taking it easy on the bus."- more on this story
|Metallica Singer St Angers Trespassers
Someone scrawled "SHAME DISGRACE" on the 300-foot-long, 8-to 10-foot-high corrugated metal silver fence adorned with barbed wire at its far edges. The fence, at the end of a fire road in the Terra Linda-Sleepy Hollow Divide open space preserve, went up in its present configuration in the past several weeks, according to trail users.
"I now have to get on the road with cars and go another three to seven miles to get to where I want to go," said biker David Lazarini of San Rafael. "It was always open, and it has changed suddenly." [poor baby, however it is Hetfield's property and would these whiners want all kinds of strange people traipsing across their yards? Would he be angrier if Hetfield had him arrested for trespassing? Read more, see photos of the fence and what prompted the fence- here]
|Avril Deemed Too Sexy
Officials with the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party's youth wing contend Lavigne's Aug. 29 performance in Kuala Lumpur would set a bad example for citizens, especially coming two days before the nation's Aug. 31 Independence Day holiday.
"It is considered too sexy for us...it's not good for viewers in Malaysia," party official Kamarulzaman Mohamed was quoted by the Associated Press as saying.- more on this story
|Coheed and Cambria Expand Neverender Plans
NEVERENDER is an event created by the band in which this progressive rock juggernaut will, for the first time, perform live over four nights all four of their concept records in their entirety. The albums will be played in order from beginning to end. Each night's production will be specifically catered to the record being performed. Tickets for the Chicago shows go on sale on Saturday August 23rd at 10am Central Standard Time through Jamusa.com. A special, limited VIP package will be offered via the band's ticket site. The package includes tickets for all four nights, early entry to the shows, a VIP laminate, an intimate acoustic performance, an exclusive poster and a meet and greet with the band. These tickets go on sale on Tuesday August 19th at 10am Central Standard Time.
NEVERENDER was originally intended to take place in New York and Los Angeles exclusively. The 15,000 tickets for these shows sold out entirely within an astounding three hours of going on sale. When the band saw how fast all 8 shows sold, they decided to extend the tour to include Chicago and London. Kerrang magazine in the UK will be announcing the details of the London show on Wednesday, August 20th.- more on this story
|Rock Band Goes New Wave
|Neil Young Announces North American Tour
This fall's tour includes concert performances in such U.S. markets as Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia. Additionally there will be multiple stops in Young's native Canada including Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.
The concerts will feature Neil Young with the same band that so ably backed him in Europe - Ben Keith, Rick Rosas, Chad Cromwell, Anthony Crawford and Pegi Young. Song sets are expected to be eclectic, featuring both newer material and classic Neil Young hits. Death Cab For Cutie and Everest will support dates from October 14 through November 5; Wilco and Everest are on the bill for dates starting November 29 through the tour's conclusion with the exception of the December 9 Chicago date which will feature (TBD) and Everest in support- more on this story
|Misheard Lyrics of the Day: Isaac Hayes
In honor of the late Isaac Hayes, today's misheard lyric is to "Shaft" and the line "He's a complicated man, and no one understands him like his woman."
That lyric has been misheard as "He's a carpet cleaning man and no one understands him like his woman."
If you have a misheard lyric we'd love to hear from you. See the contact link at the bottom of the page for how to get a hold of us to tell us about your favorites. If you want to check out more misheard song lyrics like this one you can go- here
|The Return of Al Jourgensen's Revolting Cocks
"This is the best RevCo album I've ever done," Al continued. "As a matter of fact, I think this is the best album - including Ministry, Pailhead, Lard - anything I've ever done, period. Production-wise, song-wise, I'm really, really happy with this record. It's the first CD I've ever gotten back from the mastering studio that I didn't have anything to bitch about. No complaints. I listened to the whole thing and just went, 'OK, that's a wrap. Let's go'!"
Now that "Sex-O Olympic-O" is in the can, Jourgensen and his "knuckleheads" plan to begin tracking yet another RevCo release in September at Jourgensen's 13th Planet Studios in El Paso, TX. As he did with "Sex-O," Jourgensen will produce this next release as well as be involved in writing and playing on the album. RevCo will then initiate rehearsals for the upcoming RevCo World Tour, scheduled to begin in April 2009. While Jourgensen won't claim a bunk on RevCo's tour bus for the duration of the trek, he does plan to perform with the band on a few choice dates.- more on this story
|Tipton Talking Priest
Topics include the making of the "Nostradamus" album, Don Airey, working with John Entwistle and Cozy Powell, Shannon Larkin, Robert Trujillo, and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Pictures as well as the 50-minute podcast can be downloaded at http://www.talkingmetal.com . In addition, a behind the scenes report as well as quotes from Glenn Tipton regarding Entiwistle, Powell, and Larkin are available in the Talking Metal section of Fuse TV's new- "Big Blog Thing"
|Are Your Rowdy Friends Ready for Some Football?
Williams first performed "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night" - based on his hit song "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" - in 1989 during the 20th anniversary season of MNF on ABC. Through the years, the MNF open has featured Williams in a variety of settings -- cruising the highway in a convertible with Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, tapping with famed dancer Savion Glover, even flying through outer space. After performing alongside an all-star band the past two years on ESPN, Williams will be a solo act this fall, welcoming fans to the weekly MNF game with a house party theme.
Williams has become synonymous with sports television's signature series, but ironically the gig almost went to another well-known entertainer. "The leading contender was actually a song '20/20' by George Benson, "admits Bob Toms, Vice President, Production Enhancements for ESPN, who was the producer for ABC Sports' on-air promotion in 1989. "It had a pretty good vibe but it wasn't quite right. It didn't really talk football at all. We called Hank Williams Jr. and spoke to his manager, a great guy by the name of Merle Kilgore, and we asked if Hank would have any interest in working on MNF. We asked if he knew anything about football, and Merle's reply was, 'Does Hank know football? Hank is an American. He knows football.' And ever since then, that was it."- more on this story
|Peace Sells But Will Yet Another Megadeth Retrospective?
Following the successful 2007 release of the coveted 4-CD+DVD Warchest box set, Megadeth is back with a vengeance with Anthology: Set The World Afire. The career-spanning 2-CD and digital collection, to be released September 30th by Capitol/EMI, features Megadeth's top hits and fan favorites, a previously unreleased demo and two rare concert recordings.
Anthology: Set The World Afire is loaded with 35 electrifying tracks, among them Megadeth's top hits, including 'Trust', 'A Tout Le Monde', 'Insomnia' and 'Train Of Consequences'. Also included are rare 1992 concert recordings of 'Peace Sells' and 'Symphony of Destruction', previously available only in limited release, the latter having never been released in the U.S.- more on this story
|Quiet Riot Star Joins Ratt
According to Blotzer, "we have been rehearsing with Carlos and it sounds pretty freakin cool. He'll be playing his first show with us in Baton Rouge, Lousiana on August 27. Then New Orleans on August 28; Houston, August 29; Calgary, Canada, August 31.
"So come on out to the show and rock with us!! Crab [Corabi] has one last show that he's committed to with us on September 5 in Virginia Beach."- more on this story
|Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour
Among the schedule's highlights is an eagerly awaited date at the Chicago-based band's hometown House of Blues, set for November 6th. Presale tickets for "Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour" will be offered to TAI fanclub members beginning on tomorrow, August 19th, at 3 pm in each time zone; additional presale tickets will be available the next day via the band's www.theacademyis.com. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Saturday, August 23rd.
The tour sees The Academy Is� celebrating the release of their third album, "Fast Times At Barrington High," which is in stores today.- more on this story
|The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Label Issues Statement To Tell Us the Band is in the Middle of Recording But With No Real New News
The rock quintet comprised of Ronnie Winter (lead vocals), Elias Reidy (guitar, backing vocals), Duke Kitchens (guitar, piano, vocals), Joey Westwood (bass, vocals) and Jon Wilkes (drums, vocals) forged a rare bond of closeness and healing with listeners from their very first single "Face Down," an unsparing, full-throated cry against domestic violence.
The overwhelming response to the band recently prompted RJA to send regrets via their MySpace page to their now-worldwide fanbase that they would not be joining this summer's Warped Tour.- more on this story
|Mayhem On the Road with Five Finger Death Punch: Final Week
Last thoughts as the final show approaches.... Truly an amazing summer for everyone involved. EVERY show was packed, and for the first time I didn't have to replace broken gear.( a long horrible story if you've been my tech or seen my bank statement!) Everyone is a bit bummed that this run is over, but we are getting amped up for our Fall headlining tour with In This Moment, Bury Your Dead, and Another Black Day. I think we just don't want the party to end.
On a personal note... I want to say thank you to ALL the fans who came out in force to see 5FDP. Our army of KNUCKLEHEADS has grown by leaps and bounds. We are "taking back control" � Plain and simple.
We have one show left on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. It's kinda like the last day of school, so it's time to charge the camera, exchange digits and have the last toasts to see each other in the future. It's an amazing thing to be involved in something as massive as this was. Something I will never forget.
A huge thanks to Matt for taking time out to do these diaries this summer. You can catch the band on tour this Fall where they'll be headlining! For now go and check out tracks from the band's album "The Way of the Fist," get tour dates and more right- here!
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