Thursday, July 30, 2009

METALLICA 'rare' performace at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


METALLICA played "Master Of Puppets" and "Enter Sandman" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 4, 2009, with the band's former bassist Jason Newsted and his replacement, Robert Trujillo, both taking part in the performance (the group played as a five-piece). They also led a "surprise jam" at the end of the night consisting of "Train Kept A Rollin'", with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Flea, LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page, AEROSMITH's Joe Perry and Jeff Beck.

METALLICA was inducted by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea. With his hair dyed blue and wearing a vintage METALLICA T-shirt under a green blazer, Flea recalled the first time he heard METALLICA, in 1984 while on tour with the PEPPERS. It was 3 in the morning, they were tired, crammed into a van and sick of being on the road, and "this music comes on the radio, and I couldn't believe that it fucking existed," Flea said, according to, as guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield jokingly covered his daughter's ears. "It was like I had been living in this normal world, where I knew what everything was that came on the radio, and all of a sudden my mind was being blown by this beautiful, violent thing that was unlike anything I had ever heard before in my life."

Flea profanely described staring at the radio in awe at this music that was explosive, precise, aggressive and intense, with wild and bizarre rhythm changes that he couldn't describe. "I didn't know what it was; the only thing I knew for sure was that it was a mighty thing," he said of "Fight Fire with Fire", likening METALLICA's unique sound to a rarified "cosmic chemistry" and paying moving homage to the special gift of late bassist Cliff Burton, who died in 1986 in a bus accident while on tour with the group.

"When a person gets rocking to their music, everything else disappears, and that person is just one with the rock," Flea said. "It is an inexplicable, awesome thing, and I bow down to it."

Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich hugged onstage after giving speeches, and both thanked fans who have followed the band through its ups-and-downs that included the death of Cliff Burton.

"I think rock and roll is about possibilities and about dreams," Ulrich said. "The fact that the six of us can be up on the stage tonight, snot-nosed kids, outcasts, loners who grew up in very different parts of the world, in very different situations and make it here tonight, to this wonderful night in front of all these people down here ... Rock and roll truly is about possibilities. Look at us. METALLICA's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Can you fucking believe that?"

Hetfield started his thanks with a list of bands he'd like to see enter next, which included KISS, RUSH, THIN LIZZY, TED NUGENT, IRON MAIDEN and MOTÖRHEAD. He also dedicated the award to the young musicians trying to make it. "Dream big and dare to fail," he said. "I dare you to do that. Because this is living proof that it is possible to make a dream come true."

courtesy: blabbermouth

Friday, July 24, 2009

The world's largest pedalboard


Well, he did it! Last week we told you about Jaux King and his plan to nab Guinness World Records glory by building and operating the world's largest pedal board. And Wednesday night, during a pre-Summer NAMM bash in downtown Nashville, King and his partner, Aljon Go, pulled it off.

The pedalboard consisted of 142 different pedals, 13 loaded pedal boards and truckload of guitar cable. The device performed as expected, without any glitches or noise problems, before a crowd of approximately 300 invited industry professionals.

"The night was a smashing success," says Jaux King, one of the founders of "We had a little bit of noise when we first fired it up last night, and it was a little worrisome. But we were able to reconfigure a few things and it all worked great. It actually sounded as good as my little setup at home. We had two noise suppressors in the chain and they made all the difference."

King is hoping to get the pedalboard sanctioned by officials from Guinness. "Obviously, I have a ton of witnesses," he says. "There's a series of applications that we have to submit. But the good thing is, we're pretty much doing our own thing here. I heard about a guy who was trying to just turn on a bunch of pedals, but that's kind of bogus. Ours is a fully mounted consistent pedal board. Nobody's ever tried something like that before."

Now that he's achieved one goal, King says he's already thinking big about next year. "We're already working on breaking our own record," he says. "We have an undisclosed goal in mind. Suffice to say, it's going to be ridiculously bigger than this year's board."

Blink-182 Play First Night Of Reunion Tour


If any Blink-182 fans attending the opening show of the band’s tour had been wondering whether the band had matured during their five-year breakup, they quickly had their answer. After the group’s second song, “Feeling This,” guitarist Tom DeLonge announced, apropos of nothing, “Motherfuck fuck shit.”

“Good point,” agreed bassist Mark Hoppus.

Playing the Joint at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas last night, the band played 22 vintage Blink-182 songs in an hour and a half, seasoning the set with plenty of wisecracks. Hoppus congratulated the crowd at being present at the first real Blink-182 concert in five years—and then, following that thought to its logical conclusion, announced that the audiences at all the other shows on this tour could “suck it.”

The especially good news: Travis Barker, who nearly died in a plane crash last September, is not only up and around, but remains a beast on the drums. He attacked his kit like it had insulted his mother—and for an encore, did a show-stopping solo to a hip-hop track while spinning around on a giant turntable. (In larger venues than the 4,000-person capacity Joint, Barker’s drum riser will also have a rigging system that allows it to levitate during his solo.)

The set list was mostly drawn from the band’s last three albums (Enema of the State, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, and Blink-182), and ranged from the pop-punk of “All the Small Things” to moodier material such as “Always.” The audience moshed and crowd-surfed like it was 1999, and shouted enthusiastically, if somewhat inchoately, at the stage. “We need
an elected representative to speak for you,” suggested Hoppus. “When you all speak at once, it gets jumbled.”

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Most popular Guitar Endorsements

In the light of Joe Satriani possibly jumping ship from Peavey to Marshall for his amplification needs as reported over on MusicRadar last week, i thought, just for fun, that i’d make a list of his endorsements over the years just to see how many entries i’d come up with.

Four days later, i'm still compiling a list, not just of Joe’s deals but as many people we could think of as we found our on-line research took many twists and turns, leading us towards a number other players...

So, there follows an in no way complete list of selected guitarists and their signature equipment that’s been made available for punters to buy over the years: not necessarily the stuff they use but gear that bears their name.

Additions, corrections and omissions, as ever, gratefully received...and hey, this is only supposed to be a bit of fun

Joe Satriani
Peavey amps – JSX Series
Ibanez guitars – JS Series
Vox effects – Satchurator, Time Machine, Big Bad Wah
DiMarzio pickups – Fred, Mo’Joe, PAF Joe
Planet Waves – signature straps and picks

Nuno Bettencourt
Washburn guitars – N6, N4, N2
Randall amps -
Dean Markley – signature set --- MORE

Monday, July 06, 2009

Top Modern Rock song (july 2009)

This is update modern rock chart per july 2009 by top40-chart which combine World Heavy Metal, Hard Rock & Alternative Singles (USA, Germany, UK, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Australia).

The top of the chart is,,, Linkin Park with song called new divide (ost Transformer 2) i post about this album track list and download on my previously post,
21 guns by green day also on those album track list.

Here is official video clip for new divine by linkin park, once again : autobot rules! heheh

1. New Divide - Linkin Park
2. Know Your Enemy - Green Day
3. 21 Guns - Green Day
4. The Sound Of Madness - Shinedown
5. Up All Night - Hinder
6. Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
7. All I Want - Staind
8. Hey You - 311
9. Careless Whisper - Seether
10.Notion - Kings Of Leon
11.Burn It To The Ground - Nickelback
12.Panic Switch - Silversun Pickups
13.Chasing The Dragon - Epica
14.How Could You?- Saliva
15.Drowning (Face Down) - Saving Abel
16.Desolation Row - My Chemical Romance
17.I Get Off - Halestorm
18.The Night - Disturbed
19.You're Going Down - Sick Puppies
20.Last One To Die - Rancid
21.Sink Into Me - Taking Back Sunday
22.Lifeline - Papa Roach
23.Spellbound - Lacuna Coil
24.Far From Over - Rev Theory
25.Ain't No Rest For The Wicked - Cage The Elephant
26.Battle For The Sun - Placebo
27.Contagious - Trapt
28.Angels Forgive Me - Firewind
29.Funny The Way It Is - Dave Matthews Band
30.Seasons - Veer Union

Michael Jackson Memorial Service


Michael Jackson will reportedly be buried at Hollywood Hills, California’s Forest Lawn Cemetery, CNN reports after speaking with law enforcement officials. While the family has not yet confirmed the report, LAPD assistant chief of staff Jim McDonnell said that the police were working with the family on “a package of events” tomorrow, July 7th, including the public memorial service at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Police have already set up barricades outside of the Forest Lawn Cemetery, CNN reports, and a caravan of news vans have descended on the site following rumors of the service being held there began late last week.

AEG Live, the concert promoter behind Jackson’s This Is It! concerts in London and tomorrow’s memorial service, said that there would be no funeral procession. While it’s unclear whether Jackson’s body will be at the memorial service, his brother Jermaine Jackson said last week that the family was plotting a funeral service that morning of July 7th, likely before the 1 p.m. PST start of the memorial service.

Nearly 1.6 million people registered for the Staples Center memorial service, for which only 8,750 pairs of free tickets are available. Fans began being notified yesterday whether they should go to Los Angeles’ Dodgers Stadium to receive a pair of tickets to tomorrow’s service, and auction Website eBay is already stocked with people trying to sell their unique codes needed to pick up tickets. According to CNN, tickets will also be handed out today outside the Staples Center, using a wristband system to circumvent the scalpers. This Is It! co-director Kenny Ortega will direct the memorial service, while Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich will produce the event. Jennifer Hudson will be among the performers, CNN confirms. TMZ adds that Mariah Carey will also perform the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” at the memorial.

In other Jackson news, Madonna paid tribute to the King of Pop during her July 4th performance at London’s O2 Arena, where Jackson was to begin his run of 50 concerts next week. One of Madonna’s dancers dressed like Jackson and performed some of the Thriller singer’s signature dance moves to a medley of “Billie Jean” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Something.” “Let’s give it up to one of the greatest artists the world has ever known,” Madonna told the crowd. “Michael Jackson. Long Live The King!”

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Black Clouds and Silver Linings Download

Hey friend for you DT maniac i have special post for you. It's about DT newest album Black Clouds & Silver Linings which i post on my previous post here
This is officially video clip from one of their song called A Rite of Passage

and finally (drumrollll,,,,,) you can download full album here, i've got it from my friend when i chat with him last night. Don't forget guys, I wait your review about this album by comment on this post.

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