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13 Nov

John Lydon Likes Mick Jagger!!

It took a long long time for this story to come out but John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, says that Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger helped out Sid Vicious when everybody else turned their backs. When Sid was accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen in 1979, it was Mick Jagger who paid for the legal fees. John says:

“For that, I have a good liking of Mick Jagger. There was activity behind the scenes from Mick so I applaud him. He never used it to advance himself publicity-wise.”

Unfortunately Sid died from an overdose so the case never went to court.

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13 Nov

New Body Count Album

2006 was the last album Ice-T and his band Body Count put out an album. Now their 5th album is coming out sometime in 2014 and will be titled ‘Manslaughter’. Ice-T and guitarist Ernie C are the only remaining members since their original drummer, Beatmaster V and guitarist D-Roc The Executioner both died of cancer. Their original bassist, Mooseman, was shot and killed in 2001.

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13 Nov

David Crosby’s First Album in 20 Years

It’s been a long time since David Crosby put out any music. Well wait no more! On January 28th 2014 he’s releasing “Croz” with a guest appearance from Dire Strait’s Mark Knopfler. Crosby explains about having Knopfler on his album:

“We sent him the song and he just [expletive] killed it. He did me a huge favor and we don’t even know each other. He’s just brilliant.”

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12 Nov

Getting Back On Track

OK, I’m finally going to get back to posting some stories so stay tuned!

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01 Jul

Lauryn Hill….

Shut UP Already.

Do your time

Get out

Make more music

Then quit acting like you’re above everyone else who has to pay taxes on money they earn rather than blame it on racism. You live in this great country and have to pay your way just like everyone else.

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13 Jun

Beatles ‘Octopus’ Garden’ As Kids Book?

Ya it sounds crazy but it’s true. Ringo Starr of the Beatles is teaming up with an illustrator to write the children’s book ‘Octopus Garden’ to be released in the UK in October, and the US release in January 2014. Ringo wrote the original song while hanging out on Peter Sellers yacht in 1968. The book will include a CD that will have an unheard portion of the song.

Peace and Love….Peace and LOVE!

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13 Jun

2 Chainz Video of Shooting

I wouldn’t normally post about this chump 2 Chainz but after getting robbed and shot at here in SF, then denying it happened, I had to show the video of it happening.  Of course it comes compliments of TMZ.

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13 Jun

Jonny Lang Album…Finally

It’s been 7 years since his last album “Change the World” came out and he’s finally putting out another one. Early September he’ll release “Fight For My Soul” then head out on a European tour.

Lang said in a statement: “Much of what I’ve experienced through music and life in general is in these songs. I really like reaching out and connecting with people. For me, this is what it’s all about. It keeps it fresh with different experiences every day.”

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07 Jun

Under Pressure – Vocals Only

It was 1981 when Queen were recording their album ‘Hot Space’ in Switzerland and David Bowie was recording music for the movie Cat People that the great song ‘Under Pressure’ came about. Bowie stopped by to visit Queen with the intention of adding vocals to the song Cool Cat. Freddie Mercury and Bowie were messing around with some songs when Bowie said, let’s just write a song. 24 hours of wine and cocaine brought on these vocals for Under Pressure. The scene is described in the book “Is This the Real Life?”

“We felt our way through a backing track all together as an ensemble,’ recalled Brian May. ‘When the backing track was done, David said, “Okay, let’s each of us go in the vocal booth and sing how we think the melody should go–just off the top of our heads–and we’ll compile a vocal out of that.” And that’s what we did.’ Some of these improvisations, including Mercury’s memorable introductory scatting vocal, would endure on the finished track. Bowie also insisted that he and Mercury shouldn’t hear what the other had sung, swapping verses blind, which helped give the song its cut-and-paste feel.

Here are the amazing vocals!

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31 May

Trent Reznor Kept a Secret

All this time I just thought he was focusing his energy into How To Destroy Angels with his wife. Secretly he’s been working on a new Nine Inch Nails album along with signing a new deal with Columbia Records.

Trent states:

“I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great.”

We’ll see just how fucking great this album is!

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06 May

Metallic Night at AT&T Park

Last Friday night it was Metallic night at AT&T Park, Home of the World Champion San Francisco Giants. It was the first ever night at the Yard and it was beautiful one. Not only did James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett play the National Anthem on their custom made guitars (with “SF” on them) but Lars threw out the first pitch. You could also bid on the two custom made guitars which were signed by all 4 members of the band. The funds from the auction will get split between The Giants Community Fund and The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation.

Check the videos!

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06 May

Motely Crue-Mick Mars Assaulted On Stage

Poor Mick Mars.  The guy is already suffering from a disease that makes it extremely difficult to move his body, and some guy jumps onstage while he was performing and rams right into him, knocking him down.  This chump somehow gets past security, jumps onstage, and after hitting Mars, then grabbed onto Vince Neil.  Finally security gets the guy down, and one of the security guards ends up with two broken ribs.

Funny thing is you can see Nikki Sixx kicking the guy while he is on the floor being detained by security.  Check out the video!

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03 May

Lil Wayne Is Dumped by PepsiCo

I post this more on the fact that I really dislike Lil Wayne and his ‘style’ of music. On a song by Future that features Wayne, he refers to beating someone during a sexual act, and doing as much damage that was done to ‘Till’. The lyrics are

“Pop a lot of pain pills
Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels
Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till”

This is referring to Emmett Till, the black teen from Chicago who was killed back in 1955. Till was killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. He was beaten, eyes gouged out and shot in the head then had a cotton gin fan tied to his body with barbed wire and tossed into a river.

PepsiCo didn’t approve of his lyrics and cut ties with Wayne. I don’t know what kind of contract he had with PepsiCo but it’s gone now. Waynes publicist claims that the split was due to “creative differences.” Ya right. I just want him to go away and quit ruining music.


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01 May

Lauryn Hill’s Explanation Letter

Lauryn Hill has finally opened up about her recent issues.  A while back I Posted about Lauryn Hill’s financials troubles. Well she has written a letter to us all, giving her side of the story.

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It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes. Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music.

I’ve remained silent, after an extensive healing process. This has been a 10+ year battle, for a long time played out behind closed doors, but now in front of the public eye. This is an old conflict between art and commerce… free minds, and minds that are perhaps overly tethered to structure. This is about inequity, and the resulting disenfranchisement caused by it. I’ve been fighting for existential and economic freedom, which means the freedom to create and live without someone threatening, controlling, and/or manipulating the art and the artist, by tying the purse strings.

It took years for me to get out of the ‘parasitic’ dynamic of my youth, and into a deal that better reflects my true contribution as an artist, and (purportedly) gives me the control necessary to create a paradigm suitable for my needs. I have been working towards this for a long time, not just because of my current legal situation, but because I am an artist, I love to create, and I need the proper platform to do so.

The nature of my new business venture, as well as the dollar amount reported, was inaccurate, only a portion of the overall deal. Keep in mind, my past recordings have sold over 50,000,000 units worldwide, earning the label a tremendous amount of money (a fraction of which actually came to me).

Only a completely complicated set of traps, manipulations, and inequitable business arrangements could put someone who has accomplished the things that I have, financially in need of anything. I am one artist who finds value in openly discussing the dynamics within this industry that force artists to compromise or distort themselves and what they do, rather than allowing them to make the music that people need. There are volumes that could (and will) be said.

MLH

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01 May

LL Cool J and Eddie Van Halen

Very interesting.  Eddie Van Halen recently announced that he had collaborated with LL Cool J on two tracks on LL’s new album (LL still does music?).  Here are some comments from both of them.

LL explained “This album was born out of my true love for music and I knew Eddie shared that same vision for authentic music. I approached this song with the upmost respect for Eddie and his fans, and became friends with him through the process. I was humbled to watch a genius at work and collaborate with such a legendary and visionary artist as Eddie Van Halen, and to bring our two worlds together, was an exciting opportunity. I am thrilled he was up for the ride.”

Eddie told Guitar World “The thought of me playing guitar to hip hop was definitely left of center, but I was intrigued and I agreed to meet and listen to what he had. I was not only inspired by the songs I heard, but LL’s enthusiasm, his down-to-earth personality, the freedom he gave me to co-create and his willingness to, for the very first time, sing the chorus on ‘We’re the Greatest.’ It was like a breath of fresh air that I needed as an artist and an individual.”

Here are the songs if you’re interested

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