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I've been doing weekends and fills on KMOD for about five years now I guess, and it's about damn time the boss trusted me enough to give me web access. DID YOU HEAR THAT?? THE BOSS GAVE ME WEB ACCESS!! THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!
The only things about me that you might give two craps about are:
1) I love rock music and have allowed it to define my life, for better or worse
2) To be more specific, I love metal, but I'm pretty choosy about the newer stuff...recent favorites include Gojira and Mastodon
3) I also harbor a closet interest in electronic music, but I'm choosy there too, a recent interest is CHVRCHES from Scotland
4) I really enjoy discussing, learning about, traveling for and most importantly consuming beer
5) I really enjoy discussing, learning about, traveling very short distances for and most importantly consuming science fiction and horror-based entertainment media, including but not limited to cinema and television, and
6) I'm happily married but remain a big fan of the female form, tastefully presented.
These are the things which, should you please, you will find me writing about here. Thanks for finding my page and rock on sucka!
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If you watch the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse, you'll know what I mean when I say that this sounds like something Dethklok would end up doing. Metallica has entered into a promotional agreement with a soft drink that will involve the band doing a set on the frozen wasteland continent of Antarctica! Story HERE.
There's a new article from Slate comparing the upcoming Metallica feature film Through The Never to a movie cranked out by another legendary rock band years ago - an extraordinarily bad film called KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park.
I was a major KISS freak (and a 9 year old kid) when Phantom hit TV in 1978, and even I thought it was terrible. Does a comparison with that stinker spell misfortune for the new Mets movie? Find out HERE.
The Aberdeen, Washington house where Kurt Cobain lived as a child and a teenager is on the market.
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has always used Metallica's "Enter Sandman" for his walk-on music, and a few days ago on "Mariano Rivera Day", the band performed the song live as the Sandman walked in from the bullpen...totally badass.
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These lists are really mostly about who DIDN'T make the list, though a few of my personal faves - Neil Peart of Rush, Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Danny Carey of Tool - did make it, naturally. Check out a new list of the Top 10 Rock Drummer EVAR HERE, and let us know who you think shoulda been a contender below.
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It's Friday, so check out a cool new profile on Rage Against The Machine from NME. What's that got to do with Friday, you ask? You ask too many questions. Click HERE.
Wow, I didn't think the guy would actually respond! I managed to piss off David Draiman of Disturbed and Device last night on Twitter. It started when I saw this:
This was captioning a picture of Draiman alongside the two other guys onstage (as well as David Ellefson of Megadeth, who was not credited). I found the top line - "THE ALL STAR JAM...MYSELF" - kind of counter to something my wife's Uncle Mark once told me about how people of status should comport themselves, and so I paraphrased:
Really didn't think I'd get his attention with that. His backers joined in:
And then...Bam! (Here comes some language.)
Honestly, I was half asleep and had to look it up. Hey, I have never been a fan of people who stir up trouble on Twitter, but I have to admit, this was kind of fun! David, if you're reading this, no offense buddy, but I think all of us in the entertainment realm need the occasional ego check. What do you think - who's out of line?
UPDATE: Just noticed that David has directed his Twitter fanbase of over 100,000 followers here to bag on me! This is truly awesome!
In this day and age of Guitar Hero and American Idol, there's very real reason to fear that the upcoming generation may not have the proper influences to carry on the traditions of rock and metal from a performance perspective. Which makes this video even more kickass! These are young kids, ranging 10 to early teens, laying out a very nice and mature rendition of Iron Maiden's "The Longest Day". Hope for the future! More HERE.
It's true, and it's funny as hell. Beware language that nuns and grandmas might blush at. Check it out HERE.