I just read some news that Hoobastank signed a new contract with a record label out of Australia, so that means that new music might be coming, but more importantly it reminded me that the band worked with Denny’s on their own burrito back in 2008. The Hooburrito was imagined by the band as the result of “[a] slice of BBQ chicken pizza married [with] the perfect burrito.” I know, it doesn’t sound good to me either, which is probably why it didn’t last long. I never tried the Hooburrito but I remember hearing about. Who knows, if Hoobastank get popular with their new music, and the local Denny’s reopen, we might get some kind of new horrible food hybrid! The Hoobasteak and eggs with a side of pop rocks?
Hollywood Undead are taking the stage, outdoors, at the Black Sheep tonight. So let’s take a listen to a cover they released in 2009, off of the Desperate Measures CD/DVD it’s their cover of Operation Ivy’s Bad Town. The track has a funky horn sound that you don’t really get with Hollywood Undead tracks but their vocals flow nicely along with the tune. Check it out and then go see the band live tonight at the Black Sheep!
Avenged Sevenfold have been on a tear releasing new covers over the last few weeks. Their latest is the Pink Floyd fan favorite Wish You Were Here. The video they released along with the track shows a lot of behind the scenes footage of the band on tour. Take a look!
Tom Petty passed away earlier this week, as someone with such a long career he has had a lot of his songs covered, so I had quite a few to pick from for tonight. Of all of the covers I listened too this version of Eddie Vedder playing an acoustic cover of I Won’t Back Down in Washington state from 2006 was the one that impressed me the most. Pearl Jam and Vedder have covered this tune a lot, both acoustic and electric, but this one stood out the most. RIP Tom, enjoy.
If you’re familiar with Ghost lore you know that at the end of each tour cycle for whatever the bands current album is the Papa Emeritus is replaced with his predecessor. That exchange took place in front of fans this time at a recent Ghost concert in their home country of Sweden. Papa III is dead, long live Papa Zero!
Nothing More released their latest album The Stories We Tell Ourselves recently and just dropped a video for their new tune Don’t Stop. This one features a large dude in a thong, some Matrix leftover Agent Smith’s and Jacoby Shaddix. Take a look!
The folks behind the High Elevation Rock Festival posted a wrap up video of the weekend to their Facebook page earlier. I went up there for some of the fun, maybe you did too! Check out this video and let me know if you’re in it!