Season 2 of The Boys Features the Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Goo Goo Dolls, U2, and Billy Joel

The anti-heroic Superhero series, The Boys, based on the popular comic created by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Punisher)  and co-created, designed, and illustrated by Darick Robertson (Wolverine, HAPPY!) just saw the first three episodes released to Amazon Prime Video this week. As was the case in season one, the show is a blur of action sequences, bloody gore, cursing like a sailor, sand social commentary, and smart musical choices. Already heard in season two so far are The Rolling Stones (“Sympathy for the Devil”), Talking Heads (“Psycho Killer”, U2 (“Where the Streets Have No Name”, Goo Goo Dolls (“Iris”), and Billy Joel, who was one of the signature artists heard in season one (“Pressure”, “Piano Man”, “You’re Only Human”). The first three episodes and the post-show hosted by Ayesha Tyler are all streaming now. New episodes arrive every Friday through early October. Continue reading

Classic Rolling Stones Album Cover Jigsaw Puzzles Coming Soon via Rock Saws

Rolling Stones fans who love Jigsaw puzzles can get their fix as puzzles with their iconic albums have been released. Coming from Zee Productions, the iconic album covers as jigsaws are available for order “Exile On Main St.”, “Emotional Rescue”, “It’s Only Rock Rock ‘N Roll” and “Some Girls” will be made available on September 4, 2020 as 500-piece puzzles, plus there will be a 1000-piece version of “It’s Only Rock Rock ‘N Roll” out on September 18, 2020. via its Rock Saws imprint.  All puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl record collection. Back in April 2019, Zee Productions launched its new range of rock and metal jigsaw puzzles, Rock Saws. Other puzzles from the line include Nirvana, Metallica, Rush, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Judas Priest and Slayer. Order at the link below: Continue reading

Metallica, Bon Jovi, Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, and KISS Top Forbes List of the World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities

Metallica, Bon Jovi, Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, and KISS have been named to Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities. Forbes estimated that Metallica earned $40.5 million in the last 12 months to land at position No. 78 on the list, with Bon Jovi pulling in $38 million (No. 87) and KISS pocketing $36.5 million (No. 95). Continue reading

Grave Digger – Heavy Metal Breakdown & Witch Hunter Reissues

1980. Gladbeck, Germany.

Two young musicians – singer Chris Boltendahl and guitarist Peter Masson – are trying to settle upon a name for their fledgling heavy metal band. The choices on offer are the perfectly reasonable Grave Digger, and the wonderfully inappropriate “Gas Chamber”. Hmmm…
Sensibly, if somewhat disappointingly, the pair decides to resist the temptation of siding with their wacky German sense of humour and go with the former…
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Turbowolf – The Free Life

Turbowolf’s third album, The Free Life (So) is a whispy trippy nod to the beforetime. All I know is that I pulled out my lava lamp, put on some bell bottom trousers, dropped some acid, and flailed about the living room like I was at a Norman Greenbaum concert. The tracks have just enough psychedelic guitar sound to transport you back to the oh-so-colourful Sixties. Continue reading

The Jimmy Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced Album Turns 50

Fifty years ago this week, The Jimmy Hendrix Experience exploded on the scene with the release of their début album Are You Experienced (Track Records), and changed music forever. A critical and commercial success at the time, the album stands today as one of the most innovative and enduring records ever released, with a musical shadow that is still inspiring new guitar players today across every genre of music. Continue reading

Rock And Roll Progenitor And Guitar Legend Chuck Berry Dies At Age 90

The music world was rocked last night as news of the death at age 90 of iconic originator Chuck Berry spread over the internet. Berry’s monumental influence on generations of guitarists and bands is hard to measure, but not to quantify in importance to music. Chuck personally led to the wide-spread love and understanding of rock and roll through a string of hit songs and other anthems championing the nascent genre in the early 1950s. He died near his home of St. Charles County, MO and his death was confirmed by the St. Charles County, Mo., police department.

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Motörhead To Release New Album Bad Magic In August

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Motörhead, a 40 year-old rock institution will release their new album Bad Magic (UDR) on August 28th. Led by the Lemmy Killmister and produced at NRG Studios with long-time producer Cameron Webb, ‘Bad Magic’ is the follow-up to 2013’s Aftershock (UDR) album which was one of their highest charting albums in the bands’ long career. The new album has one track (‘The Devil’) featuring Sir Brian May (Queen) on lead guitar and a cover of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for The Devil’.

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The band will hit the road hard for the rest of 2015. In addition to the Motörboat cruise between September 28 and October 2 from Miami, Florida to Nassau in the Bahamas, which also features Slayer and Anthrax, Motörhead will also take part in a North American tour with Anthrax.

 

Bad Magic track listing:

01. Victory Or Die
02. Thunder & Lightning
03. Fire Storm Hotel
04. Shoot Out All Of Your Lights
05. The Devil
06. Electricity
07. Evil Eye
08. Teach Them How To Bleed
09. Till The End
10. Tell Me Who To Kill
11. Choking On Your Screams
12. When The Sky Comes Looking For You
13. Sympathy For The Devil (The Rolling Stones cover)

Free Download: AWOLNATION – I Am (Steve Aoki Remix) + Updated Tour Dates

Aaron Bruno. Photo Credit: Karri Rowe

Aaron Bruno. Photo Credit: Karri Rowe

AWOLNATION are offering a free download of “I Am” remixed by Steve Aoki which can be found here. The song is off of their new album Run, out now via Red Bull Music. The band has kicked off their North American tour with dates posted below.

May 28: Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC (SOLD OUT)
May 29: Roseland – Portland, OR (SOLD OUT)
May 30: McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR
May 31: BottleRock Music Festival – Napa Valley, CA
Jun 02: The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 03: House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Jun 05: The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
Jun 06: The Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
Jun 09: Iron City – Birmingham, AL
Jun 10: House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Jun 12: House of Blues – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Jun 13: The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Jun 14: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN
Jun 16: The National – Richmond, VA
Jun 18: The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
Jun 19: Firefly Music Festival – Dover, DE
Jun 20: Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA (w/Rolling Stones)
Jun 21: Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
Jun 22: Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
Jun 23: Metropolis – Montreal, QC
Jun 25: House of Blues – Boston, MA
Jun 26: Irving Plaza – New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Jun 27: Irving Plaza – New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Jun 28: Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY (SOLD OUT)
Jun 30: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Jul 01: Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Jul 02: The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
Jul 03: Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
Jul 05: The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
Jul 07: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
Jul 08: Flames Central – Calgary, AB
Jul 11: Channel 93.3’s Big Gig – Englewood, CO
Jul 18: The Point’s Big Summer Show – St. Louis, MO
Jul 19: Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
Jul 21: Cabooze Outdoor Plaza – Minneapolis, MN
Jul 23: House of Blues – Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Jul 24: House of Blues – Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Jul 25: KRBZ Buzz Beach Ball – Kansas City, KS
Jul 26: Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
Jul 28: Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO (SOLD OUT)
Jul 30: Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
Aug 01: Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 07: Montana Fair – Billings, MT
Aug 14: Sziget Festival – Budapest (HU)
Aug 15: Arena Open Air – Vienna (AT)
Aug 21: Open Air Gampel – Gampel Wallis (SI)
Aug 22: Chiemsee Summer – Ubersee (DE)
Aug 28: Leeds Festival – Leeds (UK)
Aug 30: Reading Festival – Reading (UK)
Sep 06: Fashion Meets Music Festival – Columbus, OH
Sep 19: Kaaboo Music Festival – San Diego, CA

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