“The White Album” By The Beatles Turns Fifty!

There is a scene in the Steven Spielberg film Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade where our eponymous hero faces up to his latest nemesis, known to us only as Panama Hat. Panama Hat discovers the priceless Cross of Coronado in Indiana’s pocket. He remarks:

This is the second time I’ve had to reclaim my property from you.”

Jones responds, ever protecting of the artifact: “That belongs in a museum!”

So do you!” cackles our bad guy.

I use this diversion to illustrate one point: namely, the understandable reverence for The Beatles does occasionally lapse into regarding them and their music as some kind of untouchable museum piece. Every note of music, every syllable of dialogue, every lyric pored over with scrupulous and studied gaze, their ardent fan base akin to music archaeologists in search of a new lens, some new insight.Continue reading

Rob Zombie Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

Rob Zombie has announced he has signed a new record deal with major underground metal label Nuclear Blast Records (Slayer, Opeth, Nightwish, Meshuggah) and will soon announce more details for his 2019 release of his brand new album. The new album will be the follow up to his 2016 studio album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, and 2018’s Astro-Creep: 2000 Live. Rob’s longtime label for most of his solo career has been Universal, with whom Rob also releases his feature films. Continue reading

Blues Pills – Kadavar – Stray Train: Live At Tilburg, 013

Blues Pills, by Susanne/ A. Maathuis Photography

Blues Pills, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

On a chilly Sunday evening, the small venue of the 013 in Tilburg is slowly filling up with Hard Rock lovers looking for a nice evening of musicianship and fun. Continue reading