Something that Aural Pleasures podcast Bill got me hooked into this year was fantasy football. Now, if you were to know me at all, you’d know that my knowledge of sports and sports rules is minimal at best and wholly inaccurate at worst. But something about lining up my starters and making a trade here and there hooked me! And, wouldn’t ya believe it, I’m 3rd in my league! SUCK IT BILL!
Getting to the meat and potatoes of the story here, Pepsi has teamed up with the NFL to create the Pepsi NFL Anthems Campaign. Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz have put out their songs for the New England Patriots and the New York Jets, respectively. The songs can be heard below and are also available for free download! You can also hear more songs for more teams here. Check ‘em out and let me know who your favorite team is! READ MORE
I was hemming and hawing over what kind of descriptor I should use in the headline. Should it be an LOL? Nah, because some of them aren’t funny. Should it be a Random Cool? Ehhhh….maybe? I settled on OMFG because that was pretty much my reaction looking at each photo.
You see, below you’ll find an image that features 18 yearbook photos from some of the biggest names in rock and metal. You’ve got “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, Eddie Van Halen, Gene Simmons, Tom Araya, and many more. It’ll definitely get a chuckle or two! Check it out below, READ MORE
Got two news bits for you that are weird enough to combine into one article. The first story is that actor Johnny Depp (Nightmare on Elm St., Dark Shadows) joined Aerosmith at the Hollywood Bowl this past Monday (the 6th). The actor played guitar during the song “Train Kept-A Rollin’”. This isn’t the first time Depp has jammed with other musicians. He also appeared on stage with Alice Cooper as well as Marilyn Manson. You can watch video of the performance below.
The second bit I’ve got for you is a really weird mashup of Ke$ha‘s “Tik Tok” with The Beatles‘ “Come Together”. Surprisingly, it works far better than I could’ve imagined. You can stream the song below. READ MORE
Update: You can download a free track “Want Me Back” by clicking here.
Review by Chris Lockett: In this day and age, it is very difficult for a Rock band to be successful. The great Australian band AC/DC once said, “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna Rock n’ Roll”. And now, a new Aussie band is looking for success here in the U.S. Their name is Longreef, and they plan to release their second EP, entitled “Dirty Motel” on June 12th. They certainly have the drive to be a success, but do they have the talent? Hit the jump to find out! READ MORE
Recently, Sully Erna of Godsmack fame posted a MySpace EPlaylist of songs that shaped his musical upbringing and his styles of today. Unfortunately for MySpace (and fortunate for us), they didn’t allow any descriptions to be posted along with those songs. Well, Sully sent them on over to Bloody-Disgusting for all of you readers to check out after the jump!
Sully Erna’s solo project, ‘Avalon’, is now available on iTunes
or in stores everywhere, so make sure to pick up a copy!
For more information on Sully’s solo project, check out his official MySpace
I recently got the opportunity to do a phone interview with Damon Fox, singer and keyboardist of progressive rock band Bigelf. Damon was a very cool guy who was eloquent and intelligent and gave some great responses that were not only well thought out, but also very intimate and personal. Read on to see how Damon responds to questions about a new Bigelf album, how the band survives the rigors of the road as well as his thoughts on the current state of music and a few of his favorite horror movies!
Bigelf’s last album, ‘Cheat The Gallows’ came out in 2008. Check inside for the video to their latest single ‘The Evil’s of Rock and Roll’!
Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots told Spin.com “we just finished the last two songs at my home studio, and we’re going through the editing process and getting everything sounding tasty. A gentleman by the name of Chris Lord-Alge, who actually mixed a song of ours back in early 2000 called ‘All in the Suit That You Wear’, will mix the new album.” The album is due out sometime this year.
TheGlobeAndMail.com caught up with Joe Perry and he had this to say about the future of Aerosmith, “Right now, we’re talking about getting another singer to fill in for Steven. I don’t know what’s going on with him, but as far as Aerosmith goes, we’re going to find somebody to sing.” He also added ” “I think it would make more sense, with a band like Aerosmith, to get somebody who the fans might recognize. There’s no sense going out there and being an Aerosmith clone band. In order for both parties to get something out of this, to move things along musically, it’s important to get somebody who’s a legitimate headliner on their own.”
Hatebreed has announced the first three shows of the Black Procession tour with Machine Head have been postponed due to frontman Jamey Jasta falling ill. These shows will be rescheduled for mid-April time. He had this to say on the matter “I feel terrible to have to miss these first 3 shows but I need this time to heal up to make sure I will be 100%.” READ MORE