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Ox’s Blog: Beartooth talks moshing at the Black Sheep recently caught up with Beartooth to talk moshing. The guys told stories about their first most pit, best mosh pit, and worst mosh pit. It turns out there is a Colorado Springs connection as lead singer Caleb Shomo talks about an experience years ago at the Black Sheep! Does it make it on the best mosh list? Find out!

Ox’s Blog: New FFDP Music Video – I Apologize

Late last week Five Finger Death Punch released their newest video for the tune I Apologize, off their latest album Got Your Six. The dark video features only Ivan Moody and gravestones of musicians who lost their lives to drug or alcohol abuse. Moody’s struggle with addiction has been widely reportedly, especially over the last year. To me the video seems to be Moody’s personal apology for those addiction problems to us the listeners and to his bandmates. The band will be back on the road together later this year and you can catch them with Shinedown at the Pepsi Center on Rocktober 23rd.

Ox’s Blog: Bodies Grandpa is back and does Dragula too!

John Hetlinger, the old dude from Colorado who made his name singing Bodies from Drowning Pool on America’s Got Talent, is back for round two! Since John made it past the first round of the competition he was invited back and this time decided to go with Rob Zombie’s Dragula in order to impress the judges. Heidi Klum wasn’t having it, and in the end he didn’t get enough votes to make it in to the next round. But, since he lives in Broomfield you can always take a trip to the karaoke bar to hear what he is singing next.

If you missed John on stage with Drowning Pool doing Bodies from the Chicago Open Air Festival check it out here!

Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Atreyu – Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood

It’s always fun when I can find a cover from one of the bands we play covering a killer tune from another band we play. Tonight that’s what we have with Atreyu covering the tune Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood from Volbeat. Atreyu’s version can be found on their covers EP Covers of the Damned, which was released in 2010 in conjunction with their Congregation of the Damned tour. The original version is off of the 2008 album of the same name from Volbeat. This was the last album Volbeat would release before they started to hit it big in the U.S. in 2010. Atreyu’s lead singer Alex Varkatzas does a pretty good Volbeat impression on this song while still giving it some of his own style, so check it out!

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Ox’s Blog: The old guy from America’s Got Talent, onstage with Drowning Pool!

Remember a few months ago when this guy hit the stage on America’s Got Talent and belted out Drowning Pool’s Bodies?

Well he is back, and doing the famous tune, on stage with Drowning Pool! This footage was shot earlier today at the Chicago Open Air fest where Drowning Pool was booked to perform. The old guy has still got it!

Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Otherwise – Rebel Yell

Sometimes artists do covers and only do a limited release which means most people don’t get to hear it. That’s the case with Otherwise’s 2013 cover of Rebel Yell from Billy Idol. This track was only released as a special download if you bought their EP Enjoy The Pain on iTunes. This version is acoustic throughout and has a much different tempo than you’ll be used to from the original. But I am digging this one, so hit play and dig it along with me as we hump the covers off.

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Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Korn – Word Up

Over the past few years Korn has proven to be one of the best touring bands around. With multiple tours per year the band has been tearing up the roads across the country. That’s great news for Korn fans who get two chances to see the band in Colorado this year. The first stop is with Rob Zombie and In This Moment at Fiddler’s Green on July 19th. Then we get them here in the Springs at the Broadmoor World Arena with Breaking Benjamin and Motionless in White for Kilo’s Fall Brawl on Rocktober 19th. To celebrate let’s spend the hump day with Korn and their cover of the Cameo tune Word Up. This version was featured on the Korn album Greatest Hits, Volume 1. The video is weird as hell, featuring the band members faces superimposed on the bodies of dogs, while they make their way through a strip club. This video is edited so you don’t have to worry about your boss seeing this as he walks by. Enjoy!

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Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Megadeth – Anarchy In The U.K.

This past weekend Megadeth hit the stage in the U.K. for the Download Festival and rocked out a cover tune from their 1988 album So Far, So Good… So What!, appropriately it was a cover of the Sex Pistols Anarchy In The U.K.. The music video for that cover is below and features a lot of late 80’s U.S.A. imagery even though the song is about the U.K.. The most interesting part of the Anarchy cover being played over the weekend is that Mustaine has said in the past few years that he stopped playing Anarchy live because he felt like it conflicted with his Christian views. Looks like it’s back on the setlist for now so soak it up while you can!

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Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Tool – Demon Cleaner

With the big announcement earlier this week that Tool will be coming through Denver on tour in Rocktober I decided to get even more amped up for the show with a live cover from 1998 of the tune Demon Cleaner from the band Kyuss. If you’re not familiar with Kyuss it is the group that eventually turned into Queens of the Stone Age. With the inital QotSA lineup being the all of the members of Kyuss when they stopped making music in ’97. This live version of Demon Cleaner also features the former bassist for Kyuss, Scott Reeder. It’s unlikely that you’ve heard this track, if you want to listen to the original you can find it on the Kyuss album Welcome to Sky Valley from 1994. In the meantime krank this and we’ll see you at the Tool show in Rocktober!

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