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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2012 21:32:37 GMT
LEFTIN!!!!.....How the hell are you????

Sounds a great read.....I bet you would love a Deep Purple classic???...

Thought you would!!!.

Live in Europe 1972....

Space Truckin'.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2012 21:35:18 GMT
A great clip from Sonny Landreth & Jools Holland Brass....

Fancy a live one from the Toronto Art Festival in june, 2009???.

Thought you might!!!.

Hard Blues.

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 22:11:39 GMT
Pollstar, the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry, has published a list of the Top 200 top-grossing North American tours of 2011.

The following are the top-ranked hard rock/metal tours of the year (overall ranking based on total box office gross data as provided to Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers):


Gross (millions): 37.4
Average Tickets: 12,065
Cities/Shows: 58/58


Gross (millions): 21.1
Average Tickets: 7,397
Cities/Shows: 51/51


Gross (millions): 19.2
Average Tickets: 8,364
Cities/Shows: 45/45

51. RUSH

Gross (millions): 18.3
Average Tickets: 9,757
Cities/Shows: 25/26


Gross (millions): 14.0
Average Tickets: 9,807
Cities/Shows: 24/24


Gross (millions): 12.3
Average Tickets: 18,578
Cities/Shows: 10/11


Gross (millions): 11.2
Average Tickets: 6,446
Cities/Shows: 33/35


Gross (millions): 10.9
Average Tickets: 5,803
Cities/Shows: 53/53


Gross (millions): 9.0
Average Tickets: 12,175
Cities/Shows: 12/13

94. Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival

Gross (millions): 8.6
Average Tickets: 8,977
Cities/Shows: 30/30


Gross (millions): 8.5
Average Tickets: 7,479
Cities/Shows: 22/22

96. Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Gross (millions): 8.5
Average Tickets: 9,578
Cities/Shows: 25/25


Gross (millions): 8.4
Average Tickets: 4,334
Cities/Shows: 38/38

101. Music As A Weapon

Gross (millions): 7.9
Average Tickets: 4,669


Gross (millions): 6.1
Average Tickets: 5,167

132. KISS

Gross (millions): 5.8
Average Tickets: 2,704


Gross (millions): 4.7
Average Tickets: 24,995


Gross (millions): 4.4
Average Tickets: 3,967


Gross (millions): 4.2
Average Tickets: 15,941


Gross (millions): 4.1
Average Tickets: 7,604


Gross (millions): 3.4
Average Tickets: 2,371

You can see the entire list of the Top 200 top-grossing North American tours of 2011 in PDF format at this location.

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 23:43:38 GMT
SOUNDGARDEN/ex-AUDIOSLAVE singer Chris Cornell will be interviewed by Jon Pareles of the The New York Times tonight, January 7 at 6:00 p.m. as part of The New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend. The event is sold out, but you can access a live stream at

Although Cornell has been recording a new album with SOUNDGARDEN for the first time in 15 years, he continues to work as a solo artist as well. He told how it's different from playing with a band. "An acoustic show is all about you, and any little nuance or mistake is amplified," Cornell explained. "I'm very nervous about it, but I love the intimacy. Once you sit in front of people and start playing songs, it's all on you. No matter what happens, it's entirely your responsibility the entire time. I like that intensity."

Cornell told The Pulse Of Radio that he sees working with SOUNDGARDEN again as having a positive influence on his solo career. "One thing about a solo artist is you can just be in a room way too long with yourself and your own thoughts and your own songs, and it feels really good to be working with Ben (Shepherd, bassist) and Matt (Cameron, drummer) and Kim (Thayil, guitarist) again, and it's actually a really nice reprieve also from just being alone, doing what I do," he said. "It's helping with the balance, I think, too."

Cornell has issued three solo albums. The last one, 2009's "Scream", was trashed by critics and fans for abandoning Cornell's rock roots for an urban pop sound.

Carry On

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 23:51:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jan 2012 00:35:16 GMT

First up: Take a Northern Irish Blues Rock guitarist. Let him release around 20 solo albums, with many hit singles along the way, let him take up the guitar position in a legendary rock band, let him duet with many of the greatest musicians alive, let him sell out arenas worldwide, sadly he died way before his time...The Late, Great Gary Moore.

From 1983. Always Gonna Love You.

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 23:58:32 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jan 2012 00:35:31 GMT
NEXT UP!!!...

Take a Canadian singer - songwriter, let him be in two bands before going it alone, let him start a solo career, releasing his first album in 1968, his career has since spanned over 40 years and over 30 studio albums, let him be inducted twice in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame....Of course, it's the enigmatic Neil Young.

From 2010. Angry World.

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 00:09:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jan 2012 00:17:49 GMT

Take a band formed in San Francisco in 1983, let them become one of the most influential Metal bands of the 80's & 90's, let them tour the world, sell out arenas and stadiums and have a slew of hit albums and singles. Let the keyboard player come out as the first openly gay Heavy Metal star, let the guitarist leave and let them split up for almost 11 years. Let them have a triumphant return, headlining festivals worldwide....Faith No More.

From 1997. Ashes To Ashes.

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 00:16:16 GMT
"Ode to Joy" from Beethoven Symphony 9

Ok rock & metal lovers, that's about all from me....

I would like to thank everyone for their fabulous contributions during this session...The great, the different, the new and the classic were all served!!..And some!!!.

I will catch you in several hours for another formidable journey in to the universe that is all things rock and everything metal.....


Posted on 8 Jan 2012 08:43:50 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Good Sunday morning from me and Marilyn!

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 14:35:21 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jan 2012 14:36:20 GMT
Bach Toccata And Fugue In D Minor For Organ, BWV565

Afternoon Rock & Metal lovers....

Here's to another session on the formidable Amazon website of the good, the new and the obscure.....And some!!!

The coffee is plentiful and the smokes are sweet so that means.....

On with the show....

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2012 14:41:58 GMT
POST!!!!.....How the hell are you????

Great cover version by Marilyn Manson.....

Here's another....Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 15:30:14 GMT
CHICKENFOOT guitarist Joe Satriani took part in a video online chat yesterday (Saturday, January 7) using Google+'s "Hangouts" feature. Check out footage of the question-and-answer session below.

CHICKENFOOT's sophomore album, "III", sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's self-titled debut opened with 49,000 units back in June 2009 to debut at No. 6.

"III" was produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, METALLICA) and is the much-anticipated follow-up album to the successful eponymous debut of a rock band packed with successful veterans.

Featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani and former VAN HALEN members Michael Anthony (bass) and Sammy Hagar (vocals), CHICKENFOOT's touring lineup includes legendary drummer/musician Kenny Aronoff, who is filling in for Chad Smith while Smith hits the road with his main band, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.

Chickenfoot III

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 15:35:02 GMT
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has offered the following update on the band's new album, "Monster", to the group's official web site,

"Friday [January 6] we officially completed work on the new album.

"Listening to the tracks back to back is like sensory overload. Everyone who has heard any of it is completely blown away. Powerful, heavy, melodic and epic.

"It makes us very proud. You all will be, too.

"Mixing starts next week."

The February 2012 issue of U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine features Stanley's thoughts on six songs from "Monster", which he is co-producing.

"I wasn't interested in making an album unless I was in charge and no one agreed to it half-heartedly," says Stanley. "The band's all there, all the time, and we cut the tracks all facing each other in the same room. Chemistry and camaraderie, that's essential. That's what made [2009's] 'Sonic Boom' so great, and this album is thunderously better."

"It's A Long Way Down"

Stanley: "It says that those who reach heights and don't appreciate them fall mightily - it's a long way down from the top. It's a defining track in the sense that it's very up-tempo and very much a signature song. Eric's [Singer] drumming is incredible on this."

"Back To The Stone Age"

Stanley: "One that Gene [Simmons] sings. It's exactly what you'd expect it to be from the title. I come from a school where you write a verse, a bridge, a chorus, and then you go back. That's in my blood. It's in Motown, it's in THE BEATLES, it's in LED ZEPPELIN, it's in THE WHO, its in all my favorite bands."

"Shout Mercy"

Stanley: "That's a great track. There's a lot of tracks that could start the album, and this is one of them. I like to think that the opening song is a declaration of what the album really is, whether it's a 'Love Gun' or a 'Detroit Rock City'. It's important to start with a song that defines what you're gonna be getting."

"Out Of This World"

Stanley: "That's one of Tommy's [Thayer, guitarist.] He really pushed the limits. His playing is phenomenal. It has the kind of excitement that I like to hear where you're not quite sure if it's gonna go off the rails or not. That's what makes great rock n' roll."
"Wall Of Sound"

Stanley: "We're not trying to reinvent the wheel here; we're at our best when we don't over-think. It's not a Rubik's Cube, it's a song, you know? This one is absolutely, immediately recognisable and identifiable and true to being KISS. I put the blinders on us to keep us from being derailed or the attention span broken by things going on around us."

"Hell Or Hallelujah"

Stanley: "Another up-tempo song, and it's very definitive. That's what I think is so great about this album: every track is quintessential. No one does it better - and many have tried. When we hit the bulls-eye, we hit it full on. We've cut 14 tracks. How many we'll use or how this will play out will be interesting, but there's no filler."

There's been no release date announced for "Monster".

Stanley admits that he's never surprised by how deep KISS' fan devotion continues to run worldwide. "It really for me, resoundingly once again, I guess validates for me why this band exists," he told The Pulse Of Radio. "It's not a tepid recreation of the past, it's really an ageless beast that dominates at will. It's timeless."

Gene Simmons told The Pulse Of Radio that despite the knocks KISS has received from the rock press over the years, that sometimes in rock n' roll, style actually makes for excellent substance. "Y'know, every few years there's a kind of born-again thing that happens with KISS, a kick in the butt," he said. "And despite the naysayers and whoever else we have long since buried in our backyards of mansions that bad reviews built us - we all live and die by the masses. So interestingly enough, the movies that I go see, that I love, when I read the reviews, I'm shocked because I always get the sense, 'Oh, they must have seen a different movie.' So when I go see 'G.I. Joe', or 'Transformers', or some of the other great thrill-rides; This ain't Shakespeare! (Laughs) But it also doesn't pretend to be. That's not why I'm going. I wanna see the world blow up."

KISS Box Set

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 15:37:58 GMT

Lets go back to 2005....

Rammstein - Benzin

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 15:41:01 GMT

Live at Woodstock 1969...

Santana - Evil Ways.

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 17:04:27 GMT
Spacepig says:
A bit quiet in here today, maybe time to waken everyone up?

Any CD that opens with a track called War Of The Gods has to be worth investigating, so my fellow rocky types, allow me to present Amon Amarth:

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 17:19:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jan 2012 17:19:59 GMT
MR SPACEPIG!!!!.....How the hell are you???....

Great bit of Amon Amarth.....fancy one from 2003???.....I thought you might!!!.

Death in Fire:

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 17:49:19 GMT
Evening all! Have some of this.

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 17:56:51 GMT
Some mighty Pretties!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2012 17:56:53 GMT
SCHIZ!!!!.....How the hell are you???.....

Superb bit of Uriah Heep...

Fancy moving forward a year to 1973???....I thought you might!!!

Sweet Lorraine...

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2012 17:59:15 GMT
Enjoyable Pretty things track Schiz....

How about one from the BBC Sessions???.....OK then!!!

Miss Fay Regrets....

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2012 18:05:14 GMT
I did! Excellent.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2012 18:10:13 GMT
Bizarre! The last cd I had on was the BBC sessions. Nice one.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2012 18:10:48 GMT
OK, time for some NWOBHM......

Live at Manchester Odeon - 1982...

Diamond Head.

Lightning To The Nations...

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2012 18:31:51 GMT
Indeed! Some more NWOBHM...Sweet Savage, of course the great Vivian Campbell's first band.
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