|Godhead Week: Final Day|
But first he gives us this introduction, "I don't like revealing TOO much about my songs, because I like people to interpret them their own way, but I think I can give you my overall inspiration without spoiling it for others…" Now here is Jason with today's song:
"The Origin of Suffering": I wanted to portray a man at the end of his life, looking back and giving his commentary on the world. I also purposely didn't have any choruses repeat, so that I could tell more of the story. In Buddhism it is a belief that we are all in an endless cycle of suffering, and I wanted to convey that feeling in this song.
Preview songs from the album, learn more about it and the group and more- right here!
|Guns N' Roses CD Gets Firm Release Date|
As first reported by Billboard, the set will be a Best Buy exclusive and will be available Sunday, Nov. 23, rather than the usual Tuesday.
Beyond enticing pre-Thanksgiving shoppers, the move is tied to the structure of Best Buy's sales week, which runs from Sunday to Saturday. As such, "Chinese Democracy" would not be eligible to chart on The Billboard 200 until the week of Dec. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan.- more on this story
|Exclusive: Bon Jovi Facing $400 Billion Dollar Lawsuit|
We recently told you about Boston musician Bart Steele who wrote a theme song for his home town baseball team, The Boston Red Sox, which he believed was later rewritten by Bon Jovi (see story). Steele filed a Federal lawsuit Thursday in the Massachusetts District Court's Boston Office against the veteran rockers and a host of other defendants.
The basic claim (that we could make out) in the lawsuit revolves around a song Steele wrote in September in 2004. In the suit Steele's composition is described as a "love song for his beloved Red Sox and a baseball playoff anthem fans could sing along with. He titled his song '(Man I Really) Love this Team', also known as 'Man I Love this Team.'" Steele says that through local airplay and public performances the song became well known by fans of the team as well as members of the team and their organization.
Steele claims that Bon Jovi recorded a promotional track for Major League Baseball called "I Love This Town" which Steele contends is a "unauthorized derivative version" of his song. Three years after Steele's song was first released to the public, the Bon Jovi track began to appear in on-air promotions for Major League Baseball and the song was also included on the rock group's 2007 CD "Lost Highway".- more on this story
|Who's Opening For AC/DC? Here Is The Answer|
Highlights on the road also include dates at NYC's Madison Square Garden on November 12-13 and The Forum in Los Angeles on December 6. Prior to the AC/DC shows, The Answer will perform a unique US debut club headline show at as part of the RED CMJ music festival at The Crash Mansion, New York on October 25. This will be a rare opportunity to savor the band's first-ever thunderous and explosive headlining club gig before they head off to tour with AC/DC.- more on this story
|Van Hagar Supergroup Member Speaks|
Satch: Yeah I guess I'd have to say I'm surprised at how people are jumping all over this thing but I guess I shouldn't be. We had spent some time playing together on stage and we really clicked as a band. Sammy and I have written 2 albums worth of material already and we will be heading into my studio to polish up the arrangements in a few days.
Needless to say it's a really high energy band as you can imagine; Sammy alone is a volcano ready to erupt at any time and Mike and Chad are always ready to jump in. It's been a fantastic few months for me on so many levels especially having a specific band to write music for, they are a bunch of talented guys who really just want to Rock Hard.
I know Sammy took some heat for a comment that was taken just a little to serious when he compared this band to Led Zeppelin. As a musician when your influenced by bands like Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix and you've played with bands like Van Halen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers it's interesting to see where you go when you step outside of that. This project is a musical release, its given us a uniquely creative outlet which has generated a combustible intensity that is very exciting. I'm looking forward to finally getting this thing down on tape as they say.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has written to its members telling them they could be subject to a fine if they accept work on the series.
The WGA refuses to work with the show's production company Fremantle over claims that it underpays staff. In a letter the WGA said: "Any members who perform writing services on that show do so at their own peril."- more on this story
|Lamb of God Banned From Metallica Gig|
"That's the bad news... the good news is that our bros in Machine Head are rushing back to the States from Europe to step in on those two nights. And of course no show would be complete without The Sword kicking things off, so they'll be there too."
Lamb of God was previously banned from performing at the church-owned (then-named) Great Western Forum in April of 2005 on the Subliminal Verses tour with Slipknot because church leaders were offended by the group's previous name, Burn the Priest.
|Headbangers Ball Turns 20|
Headbangers Ball, the hardest show in the world, which airs on approximately 400 channels worldwide, replaced Heavy Metal Mania, helmed by Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame. The Ball's first long term host was Adam Curry who was then replaced by Riki Rachtman in 1990. Moving from MTV to its current home on MTV2, Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed-fame took over the reigns and interviewed some of the sickest metal bands around. Jamey may be gone now, but keep on the look out constantly for special guests and the freshest videos on the web and TV.
This week includes exclusive content and footage, killer music, and in-depth interviews. Some of these interviews include many of heavy metal's best such as Metallica, Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Testament, Anthrax and more.- see what's coming up
|X Announce Final 08 Show Dates|
X will close out the tour with five final dates in December, split between two venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Look for an extra special twist on the X-mas holiday theme throughout these final shows.
Adding to the fun-filled frenzy for all X fanatics, the band will be making a special October 28th appearance CBS's The Craig Ferguson Show. In keeping with the holiday festivities, X will also appear in the Tribute Feature of Filter Magazine's Holiday issue this November.
|Austin Powers Star Busted For Gang Rape|
Joe Son's arrest has been all over newspapers in the O.C., but no one connected the dots -- that the suspect is actually Dr. Evil's henchman -- until now.
Here's how it all went down. Son pleaded guilty back in May to felony vandalism. The plea required him to fork over a DNA sample. Investigators ran his sample and found Son's DNA connected him to an unsolved gang rape back in 1990, in which a woman was pistol-whipped, raped, threatened with death and eventually blindfolded and released naked.- more on this story
|3 Doors Down Returning To The Road|
6 shows were postponed in all, with rescheduled dates being added in December and this coming January. The band was urged to postpone the remainder of their September dates on Doctor's orders so that the tireless vocalist could properly rest his voice. The new December dates will also include on the bill San Diego band Switchfoot and Nashville Rockers American Bang.
Shows have already been rescheduled for December, with the band setting up pre-sales for the rescheduled dates.- more on this story
|The (International) Noise Conspiracy Taking Back Tour Dates|
The band will be opening for Taking Back Sunday in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco just a few days before their latest disc, The Cross Of My Calling, is released on November 25, 2008 on Vagrant/American.
The quartet recorded the fourteen-track set at Sunset Sound in Hollywood with legendary producer Rick Rubin at the helm.
|Opeth DVD Screening|
The DVD will be premiered at 7pm on November 4th with a special screening at the Prince Charles Cinema in London. The screening will be introduced by the band, who will also be available to sign copies of the DVD following the screening. In addition to the DVD, exclusive merchandise will also be on sale at the cinema. - more on this story
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