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Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Iced Earth – Highwayman

This week I am featuring a covers request from Shawn Rock. Iced Earth covered the tune Highwayman off their latest release Plagues Of Babylon. The track was originally released by singer Jimmy Webb but was also covered by Glen Campbell and then most famously by the supergroup The Highwaymen, which included Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash. One of the more interesting aspects of the song is that on the Iced Earth and The Highwaymen version’s are that there are four different lead singers for the four distinct narratives in the song. On the Iced Earth track the singers are the two from Iced Earth, Stu Block and Jon Schaffer as well as Volbeat’s lead singer Michael Poulsen and Symphony X’s lead singer Russell Allen. I’ve included The Highwaymen’s version here below as well just so that you can hear the contrast in the two different approaches. Let’s get to it, krank it up and enjoy!

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Ox’s Blog: New Song From Starset – Ricochet

Starset just dropped a new tune off their upcoming album Vessels. You can check out the song, Ricochet, and the 360 degree video that the band made for it. I was going to remind you that tickets were almost sold out for the Starset show at the Marquis Theater on the 23rd but it looks like I am too late because the show is already sold out!

Ox’s Blog: 2016 KILO Top 30 Kountdown in Video’s

If you missed the New Year’s Eve Top 30 Kountdown of 2016 with Bobby Oz over the weekend you can have your own kountdown right here as I feature all 30 tracks in reverse order. Let’s get it started!

30. Invincible – 12 Foot Ninja

29. Feel Invincible – Skillet

28. Square Hammer – Ghost

27. The Bottom – Devour The Day

26. Emotionless – Red Sun Rising

25. Paranoia – A Day To Remember

24. Happy Song – Bring Me The Horizon

23. Ready For War (Pray For Peace) – Adelita’s Way

22. Monster At The End – Anthrax

21. Hated – Beartooth

20. Atlas, Rise – Metallica

19. Death Dance – Sevendust

18. I Apologize – Five Finger Death Punch

17. Door To Door Cannibals – Chevelle

16. Is There Anybody Out There? – Machine Head

15. The Stage – Avenged Sevenfold

14. Hardwired – Metallica

13. Moth Into Flame – Metallica

12. Joyride (Omen) – Chevelle

11. Mayhem – Halestorm

10. State Of My Head – Shinedown

9. Never Again – Breaking Benjamin

8. My Nemesis – Five Finger Death Punch

7. Seal The Deal – Volbeat

6. Goodbye – Slipknot

5. The Devil’s Bleeding Crown – Volbeat

4. Rotting In Vain – Korn

3. Human – Hellyeah

2. My Name Is Human – Highly Suspect

1.  Open Your Eyes – Disturbed

Ox’s Blog: WTF Amazon Alexa Device Goes Porn-y On Toddler

This poor toddler is just trying to listen to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star when this Amazon Alexa unit starts spouting out a bunch of porn search terms. Did it accidentally find the dad’s search history or just bad ginger luck? The only lesson I am taking away from this is to never trust computers.

Ox’s Blog: Austin Carlile Quits Of Mice & Men

Earlier today Austin Carlile posted a message on his Twitter account letting fans know that because of health issues he is leaving his band, Of Mice & Men. As he mentions in his post he has been battling health issues for years and has had to cancel tours recently as his health has deteriorated. Read his full message below.