Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best Rock Tours of 2013

Since the clock is winding down to 2014, let's take a look at some of the best, most mind-blowing rock tours of this year!

-You really think these guys could escape the awesome rock tour list? For years, these guys were known to use enough pyro to level a small stadium. Now, they have another weapon in their pyro arsenal- a giant, moving, spider that shoots fireballs! And it's their stage, in which they play on!!
Sammy Hagar
-Four Decades of Rock
-To celebrate 40 years in rock, he staged a tour with former Van Halen member Michael Anthony and others
Ted Nugent/Styx/REO Speedwagon
-The Midwest Rock N' Roll Express
-Continuing from 2012, these guys are rocking the Midwest, thus the name
Robert Plant
-Presents Sensational Space Shifters
-Must be a solo project
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
-Summer 2013 Tour
Black Sabbath
-Oh yeah, can't forget the "Godfathers of British Heavy Metal". It would be sacriledge to forget these guys. Even into their 60s, an age where most people think musicians need to stop, Black Sabbath is still rocking the stages, to the tunes of "Paranoid" "Iron Man" and "War Pigs". But in their growing list of songs, they've added "God is Dead" "End of the Beginning"
Paul McCartney
-Out There!
Brian Wilson/Jeff Beck
-Brian Wilson/Jeff Beck Tour
The Eagles
-History of The Eagles: Live in Concert
The Rolling Stones
-50 & Counting
-You honestly thought the "British Bad Boys" were down for the count? Nope! These guys are rocking and rolling into their 60s and 70s

Friday, December 20, 2013

For any Kiss fans who like Paul Stanley...

I might have to get this, lmao!!!!

You can read about him in 2014!!
He would most certainly be the last person you would expect to come out with a book. but he is. On April 22, 2014, he is releasing a memoir, titled Face the Music: A Life Exposed. He often compared writing a book like this to "writing a love letter to yourself". He says "Tooting my own horn is of no interest to me … it takes you away from real life. It’s a waste and I don’t find a need to sing my own praises"

But he had a slight change of heart later on, as he stated "[A]t this point, with the three other guys from the original lineup having written books, it’s kind of like, ‘OK, have you all said your piece? OK? Now let me tell you what happened"

Sounds like Paul Stanley still likes to keep to himself and is not arrogant, like some people put him out to be. Sounds like he is not the arrogant rock star people say he is

Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt are getting inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame!!!

I never thought I'd see the day when Kiss gets inducted! They should have been inducted years ago!!!
Not only them, Hall & Oates, Nirvana, Cat Stevens are also among the inductees. Find out more info at the link above :D Oh man, this is awesome!! If they put the induction ceremony on TV, I'm sooo watching it!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

How cool is this?

David Bowie, The Rolling Stones are leading for the Classic Rock category at the 2014 Grammys!!

Black Sabbath, Paul McCartney, The Stones, Bowie have 3 nominations each. Bowie and Sabbath have nominations for their albums The Next Day and 13, while The Stones have "Doom and Gloom" in the Best Rock Song category

David Bowie

Rolling Stones: "Doom and Gloom" video

Sir Paul McCartney

Black Sabbath

The Stones
On Jan. 26, 2014, the Grammys will air, and here are some of the categories featured:

*-my vote

Best Rock Performance:‘Always Alright’ — Alabama Shakes
‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ — David Bowie
‘Radioactive’ — Imagine Dragons
‘Kashmir’ (Live) — Led Zeppelin*
‘My God Is The Sun’ — Queens Of The Stone Age
‘I’m Shakin” — Jack White

Best Rock Album:’13′ — Black Sabbath*
‘The Next Day’ — David Bowie*
‘Mechanical Bull’ — Kings Of Leon
‘Celebration Day’ — Led Zeppelin*
‘…Like Clockwork’ — Queens Of The Stone Age
‘Psychedelic Pill’ — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Best Rock Song:
‘Ain’t Messin ‘Round’ – Gary Clark Jr.
‘Cut Me Some Slack’ – Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear
‘Doom And Gloom’ – The Rolling Stones*
‘God Is Dead?’ – Black Sabbath*
‘Panic Station’ – Muse

Best Metal Performance:
‘T.N.T.’ – Anthrax
‘God Is Dead?’ – Black Sabbath*
‘The Enemy Inside’ – Dream Theater
‘In Due Time’ – Killswitch Engage
‘Room 24′ – Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:
‘Django Unchained’ – Various Artists
‘The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)’ – Various Artists
‘Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition)’ – Various Artists
Muscle Shoals‘ – Various Artists
Sound City: Real To Reel‘ – Dave Grohl & Various Artists

Best Recording Package:
‘Automatic Music Can Be Fun’ – Geneseo
‘Long Night Moon’ – Reckless Kelly
‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail’ – Jay Z
Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)’ – Metallica
‘The Next Day’ – David Bowie*

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
‘The Brussels Affair’ – The Rolling Stones
‘How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set)’ – Mayer Hawthorne
‘The Road To Red Rocks (Special Edition)’ – Mumford & Sons
‘The Smith Tapes’ – Various Artists
‘Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)’ – Paul McCartney And Wings

Best Historical Album
‘Call It Art 1964-1965′ – New York Art Quartet
‘Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965′ – The Rolling Stones*
‘The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums’ – Bill Withers
‘Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980–1980′ – Various Artists
‘Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Deluxe Edition)’ – Sir Georg Solti

Best Music Film
‘Live 2012′ – Coldplay
‘¡Cuatro!’ – Green Day
‘I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone: The Making Of Get Up!’ – Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
‘Live Kisses’ – Paul McCartney
‘The Road To Red Rocks’ – Mumford & Sons

45 years ago today: Rolling Stones Rock N' Roll Circus is filmed

Rolling Stones
On Dec. 11, 1968, the Stones filmed the Rock N' Roll Circus. They were not the only ones there to perform either. Marianne Faithfull, The Who, along with a supergroup consisting of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix guitarist Mitch Mitchell called the Dirty Mac, Jethro Tull, who released their debut album 6 weeks earlier.

This concert was a creative idea from Mick Jagger to release their recent album, Beggar's Banquet. Jethro Tull played here. In the film for this, future Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi can be seen playing with Jethro Tull. He only played here once

The Who completely blew the Stones away. And not to mention, it was also the last time anyone would see Brian Jones perform. 6 months after the show was filmed, he drowned to death
Tony Iommi, in his Jethro Tull days

Seeing this makes me a little embarassed that I like Kiss

Kiss has a new app for phones! This will be available for all iOS devices!

Sega recently released Demon Tribe, a game in which you have to build a team of powerful warriors by capturing demons and blending them together to unearth the ultimate power: magic that turns you and your tribe into the demons you have to fight

By completing a tutorial, you can earn and thus, unlock these 2 special "Demons". You have to complete a tutorial and share the launch on Facebook/Twitter. This marks the bands' real first journey into video games, ever since 2000, when Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child was released. This game has the player playing as a member of a Kiss tribute band who gains superhuman powers

Random Weekend Post: 'Despicable Me' Minions looking like Slash, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley

Wanna know what would happen if the Minions of Despicable Me were to show a little support for not only the Kiss Army, but Slash? Find out here!!

Detroit Rock City Cast: Then and Now

Ready to see what the stars of Detroit Rock City have been up to since then? Find out here!
James DeBello
-Trip, the "Ace Frehley" of the group
-He was the stoner who tried to rob a kid with Ace Frehley paint on his face of his Kiss ticket. But ended up in an alley behind the convenient store, with the kid and his brother robbing him of $150 and his Kiss Army ID
-Recently worked in a series of National Lampoon movies

American Pie

Trip, the "Ace Frehley" in Detroit Rock City

Sam Huntington
-Jam, the "Peter Criss" of the group, who ends up with a girl, ironically named Beth
-He was the drummer for their group, Mystery. In the opening credits, it's his basement where his mom goes to the record player and puts in what she thinks is a wholesome, family-friendly Carpenters record, and instead nearly gets her head knocked off with the sonic boom that is Kiss' Love Gun album
-Stars as a werewolf on Being Human on the Syfy Channel
Jam, the "Peter Criss" in DRC

Being Human
Giuseppe Andrews
-Lex, the "Gene Simmons" of the group and ironically the guy Christine ends up with
-He tries sneaking backstage to get the guys in, but ends up running from security
-He is now in the avante-garde world of film directing
Lex, the "Gene Simmons" in DRC

Edward Furlong
-Hawk, the "Paul Stanley" of the group
-The singer, he ends up with a supermodel, ironically played by Shannon Tweed, a real life model and then girlfriend of Kiss bass player Gene Simmons. He tries to get money for tickets by participating in a strip club revue, dancing to the song Strutter, to everyone's Kiss-hating horror
-Other than his famous 1991 role in Terminator 2, he has had some minor brushes with the law
Hawk, the "Paul Stanley" in DRC

Natasha Lyonne
-Christine, the girl Lex saves from the chop shop guys
-She starts out as the girlfriend of one of the disco fiends that Hawk throws the pizza at. Originally into disco, she soon discovers, after getting in the car with the 4, they are Kiss guys
-She currently stars in Orange Is The New Black

Orange Is The New Black
Emmanuelle Chirqui
-Barbara, Christine's friend
-She is the other girlfriend in the disco lovers' car
-Starred on, for a long time, the show Entourage
Melanie Lynskey
-Beth, the girl who has a crush on Jam and ends up losing her virginity to him in a church confessional
-Has had a string of successful cameos and also appeared in Sweet Home Alabama

Kristin Booth
-Cashier, the one Trip saves during the robbery
-Has a small string of roles in movies/TV
Shannon Tweed
-Amanda Finch, the woman Hawk sleeps with in her car to get money for Kiss tickets
-In addition to being a model and actress, she was the then girlfriend but now current wife to Kiss bass player Gene Simmons, and also mother to two kids, Nick and Sophie

Pamela Bowen
-Mother at anti-Kiss rally, brown hair and glasses
-She played the mother using the bullhorn at the Mothers Against the Music of Kiss protest
-In real life, she was married to a Kiss member- Paul Stanley, the rhythm guitarist. She's also the mother of one his kids, Evan Shane Stanley, born in 1994
Kevin Corrigan
-Chop Chop Guy #1
-He was one of the guys who held Christine captive
-He's had many roles, including Goodfellas, Dazed and Confused, The Departed
Steve Schirripa
-Chop Shop Guy #2
-Mostly known for his role as Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos
Ron Jeremy
-Strip Club MC
-Has starred in over 2,000 adult movies
Joe Flaherty
-Father McNulty, the priest Jam is forced to see as he is enrolled in St. Bernard's Catholic School, because he listened to Kiss and his mother is trying to get him to see the error of his "sinful" ways. He is the one Jam's friends drug with a marijuana-laced pizza
-Went on to star on Freaks and Geeks, and is occasionally heard on Family Guy
Lin Shaye
-Mrs. Bruce, Jam's mother
-She is Jam's mother, the one who nearly gets her head knocked off by the sheer sonic power of Kiss on the record player. She is overly religious, believing that Kiss stands for "Knights in Satan's Service". So she sends Jam to a Catholic school to see the error of his "sinful" ways after she burns the Kiss tickets she finds in his jean jacket pocket, not knowing that Jam's friends Hawk, Lex and Trip are nearby, watching in horror as the tickets go up in flames like one of Gene's famous fireballs
-Also starred in Dumb & Dumber, There's Something About Mary, Insidious

-The idols of the main band, Mystery
-They do indeed appear as themselves. As in the completely original lineup- Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley
-But nowadays, Tommy Thayer has replaced Ace Frehley and is using his Spaceman getup, along with Eric Singer replacing Peter Criss, using the Catman look. They replaced their original lead guitarist and drummer and are currently on tour supporting their Monster album