John 5, on tour now and playing Sunshine Studio’s Live on Thursday the 19th, is someone whose name you might not recognize, but whose guitar licks you have heard. John 5 has played guitar along with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie and he is bringing his shredding here to Colorado Springs in support of his newest solo album Careful with that Axe. Listen to KILO’s Mandatory Metallica at 9pm all this week for your shot to win tickets to see him live.
It’s Wednesday, hump day, and today is the day I am going to start my new covers series here on my blog. Each Wednesday I will be featuring a kick ass band throwing down on cool, crazy, or unique covers. Let’s break then champagne on this bitch with Slayer’s cover of Iron Butterfly’s In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
Halestorm just dropped the video for their first single, Apocalyptic, off the upcoming album “Into the Wild Life”. Not to be confused with the movie “Into the Wild”, where Emile Hirsch dies at the end. And don’t come after me with that “NO SPOILERS, BRO!!” That movie’s been out for like 8 years. ANYWAY, here’s the video:
You might have heard that HELLYEAH is going on tour. They will be performing at the Summit Music Hall in Denver on February 14th. To kickoff the tour HELLYEAH is teaming up with the Red Cross for a national blood drive campaign.
Here’s the deal, if you give blood or make a financial donation to the American Red Cross and then take a photo or screenshot proving that you did some good you will get an autographed HELLYEAH poster. Additionally they are giving away tickets to shows on their upcoming tour, plus meet & greet prizes and signed HELLYEAH merchandise!
So get your significant other tickets to HELLYEAH at the Summit, then donate some blood. You’ll score an autographed poster to ensure yourself a happy Valentine’s Day, and do some good for others while you’re at it.
If you’ve been wondering ‘What’s up with Motley Crue?’ wonder no more!
In addition to the recently announced 2nd U.S. leg of their final tour, tickets available for presale tomorrow here by the way, they’ve been busy working on a video for their new tune “All Bad Things”, which premiered Monday. Check it out:
They have also put up their 2009 Great Hits album on Google Play for free! This deal is only good until the 27th of January, so head over and score it now! You will need a Google Wallet account to download it, and be careful that you don’t sign up for the free trial of Google Music, because after the first month there will be a charge. Select to download the album only so that you won’t get charged.
Last night at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in L.A. many of Wayne Static’s friends came out for a huge tribute concert to honor the lead singer and guitarist who passed away last year. Snot reunited for a performance and the remaining members of Static’s solo backing band played the entirety of the Static-X debut Wisconsin Death Trip. Additionally members of System of a Down, Coal Chamber and Dope were on hand. The concert was streamed online but no copies of the full stream are available. I was able to find a few videos from someone in the crowd who was at the tribute concert last night.
Tera Wray Static talking about releasing new Wayne Static music in the future plus the tune Push It. This one gave me the chills.
We’re a few days out from the top 40 rock tracks of 2014 and I thought we should take a look at back at the tunes and the videos they inspired (or at least a live version if the band hasn’t made a video yet), let’s count it down, again!
40. Romantic Dreams – Deftones
39. Beaten In Lips – Beartooth
38. Coming For You – Twelve Foot Ninja
37. One More Body – (Hed) P.E.
36. Sleepwalking – Bring Me The Horizon
35. Nowhere to Hide – Crobot
34. The Hate Song – Soil
33. Reincarnate – Motionless In White
32. Hail The Apocalypse – Avatar
31. Spike In My Veins
30. Take The Bullets Away – We As Human
29. World On Fire – Slash
28. 1000HP – Godsmack
27. House Of The Rising Sun – Five Finger Death Punch