Today Avatar dropped a space themed video for their latest tune, New Land, off their most recent album, Feathers & Flesh. Even though the video takes place in space it isn’t a slick and futuristic video, in fact it kind of reminds me of The Smashing Pumpkins video for Tonight, Tonight, which took a space approach but with an old fashioned feel. Check out the video for the catchy tune!
Red Hot Chili Peppers + Black Sabbath, it’s like Oz’s wet dream. There’s not much to say about this instrumental cover of War Pigs, except that the Chili Peppers put their signature funky spin on the metal god’s tune. Check it out!
If you didn’t know Tantric bassist Scott Wilson calls Colorado Springs home and you can often catch him between Tantric shows at Sunshine Studios Live where he produces music for both local and national acts. So I was excited when I saw that he is hitting the road again with Tantric lead singer Hugo Ferreira, drummer Mike Smith, and new guitar player Brian Bonds. I don’t know a lot about Brian, but he has a mohawk so he has to be an awesome guy! The band is hitting the road with Puddle of Mudd this Spring and although there aren’t any Colorado dates on the tour itinerary yet I have to cross my fingers and hope we get a Tantric show here soon. Maybe you remember the killer show with them and Trapt last summer? There are rumors going around that the band will be opening up for a yet to be named band on a big arena tour this summer. So we’ll have to wait and see, in the meantime you might even catch Scott hopping on stage at shows in town if he has the itch to jump on stage and slam some bass at our ears.
What if we lived in a world where one person posted sh*tty flute versions of songs on YouTube? Well that world is a reality with the Sh*ttyfluted channel. So if you have ever wanted to hear all 7 mins of Metallica’s One done by what sounds like a 5 year old hopped up on 7 pound bag of sugar take a listen. It’s sh*tty though, so don’t way I didn’t warn you.
Earlier this week news broke that Kittie bassist Trish Doan passed away at age 31. When I heard the bad news I went a listened to a lot of the Kittie back catalog. It also reminded me that Kittie drummer Mercedes Lander released a cover of the Wings tune Jet last year with her side project White Swan. You maybe remember Wings as Paul McCartney’s band from the 70’s that he formed when the Beatles called it quits. So in memory of Trish Doan I present this weeks cover from her band mate Mercedes Lander.
You’ve probably already seen the train wreck that was the “Metalligaga” performance from the Grammy’s last night. That wasn’t the only mishap for rock bands during the ceremony. Congratulations are in order for Megadeth who picked up their first ever Grammy, but as the band was coming to the stage to accept their award the in-house band decides to play Metallica’s Master of Puppets. Ummmm, maybe they didn’t get the memo, Mustaine hasn’t been in Metallica in years and wasn’t a part of Master of Puppets at all. Mustaine later tweeted about the mix-up “Ah, you can’t blame ’em (the in-house band) for not being able to play Megadeth.” Check out the acceptance speech below where you can also some of the members from Korn in the audience congratulate Megadeth on their win.
The Pretty Reckless dropped a new video for their latest single Oh My God. The video features two screens that rotate between showing the same scene and then a different scene as lead singer Taylor Momson hops and slams her way through the bluesy hit. Take a look!
Tonight we feature a Doors cover from OTEP. Originally off the 1968 album Waiting For The Sun and covered on OTEP’s 2011 release Atavist we’ve got the tune Not To Touch The Earth. This cover is easily identifiable as a Doors offspring because of the lyrical flow and the psychedelic music but with a harder edge in OTEP’s version. I haven’t listened to this with a pair of headphones on yet, but I have to imagine that it’s a unique experience. So spark a tree, sit back, enjoy and don’t forget to catch OTEP at Sunshine Studios Live later this month!