Ghost Cult caught up recently with GAYC⚡DC – the self-proclaimed greatest Gay AC/DC tribute band in the world” about their west coast tour dates in 2022 and much more! In a hilarious interview with the band we discussed how they formed, the mission of the band, their unique approach to being a band, why they go beyond just a paroidy or tribute band, their importance to the LGBTQ community, the affect they have on fans, their origins in the music business (and related bands like Pansy Division), favorite AC/DC songs and albums, and generally a lot of laughs!
Working With God (Ipecac Records/Liberator Music) is the 24th release by the Melvins and features their 1983 lineup of Buzz Osbourne, Dale Crover on bass, and original drummer Mike Dillard (although they have been doing a ton of regular Melvins lineup activities with Steven Shane McDonald of Redd Kross). The record encapsulates the Hardcore and Sludge style Melvins have delivered since their genesis. The result is a fresh album that is thrilling and cathartic.
New England’s Melodic Death Metal band My Missing Half have dropped a gnarly cover of Misfits cover of “Halloween”, just in time for the season. The track is killer, but the video is next level hilarious and features their members and shredders Bijan Hennesy and Nick Petrino (Dee Snider) frolicking in a forest ghoul style and fun and terror ensues!
In a story Ghost Cult broke the news of earlier in the week, Guns N Roses cover of ‘Live and Let Die’ (originally by Paul McCartney) was played at The President visited a mask factory in the soon to reopen state of Arizona. Never one to miss a chance for commerce, they have released at “Live and Let Die with COVID-45” shirt for fans. As seen below, the shirt features the name of the song, albeit with Guns N’ Roses dedication to the “‘n,” and it appears to take it shot at Trump as well, reading: “Live N’ Let Die With COVID-45.” Trump is the 45th president of the United States.Continue reading
Not all heroes wear capes! As reported by the LA Times, President Trump toured an N95 mask manufacturing plant in Phoenix on Tuesday, his visit through the facility was accompanied by a coincidental musical soundtrack: Guns ‘N Roses’ legendary cover of the Paul McCartney and Wings song ‘Live and Let Die’. The song originally appeared as the theme song of the James Bond film of the same name. The president and his entourage were touring a Honeywell factory that produces the masks, worn by medical workers to protect them from breathing in the deadly COVID-19 virus. Standing next to a green bin filled with hundreds of masks, Trump, who was sans mask, much to the chagrin of the factory manager, watched an employee work as the music segued from the Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’ into the song that is still a highlight of GNR concerts! The background music for the tour also included Trump rally stalwarts such as Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless the U.S.A.’ and Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.’
Tenacious D’s whose hilarious metal-inspired cult comedy Tenacious D And The Pick of Destiny will see a sequel released in 2018. During the band’s performance at Shaky Knees Music Festival on Sunday, Jack Black announced that the film would be released this October.
Randy Blythe announced a few years ago that he would be starring in an upcoming film, in which Chthonic were instrumental in creating. When asked for a description of Tshiong, he responded, “The movie is supposed to primarily be a comedy with lots of action & knowing Cthonic, a bit of politics- without giving away too much of the plot, let’s just say there is a bit of civil unrest my character & the star of the movie (who is a really famous actor in Taiwan) participate in.”
Here’s the official synopsis, “The movie itself follows the antics of protagonist A-Tek and his quest to save his rural hometown from the claws of Chinese capitalism as he travels from southern Taiwan to the capital in search of his heroes, international metal sensation Chthonic, whom he’s hoping will help him stand up for his land by holding a protest concert back home. The story takes an unlikely turn when he discovers his would-be saviors aren’t quite as he imagined. Constricted by the demands of their China-friendly sponsors (the aptly named Eyeball Corporation, a riff on EyeCTV, a pro-unification news channel), the band is forced to curb their hot-headed nature and put a hold on A-tek’s proclivity for rioting and protests.”
Chthonic recently shared a new trailer for Tshiong online, and it features the first glimpse of Randy in the film. Continue reading
Spongebob SquarePants is no stranger to the heavy metal world. In case you forgot, Pantera once contributed a track to the “Prehibernation Week” episode, and Motörhead were featured on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie’s soundtrack.