I wish my dad listened to Iron Maiden, but he didn’t. However, at the end, I’m glad I found ACDC, Kiss and Black Sabbath to grow up with. Happy Father’s Day, Dad! (RIP).
As his career grew, David Byrne, the Talking Heads founder went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.
Well, sort of. No tapes involved so i don’t know what to call this.
Anyway, @iing from Wadezig asked me to make a mixtape (again, sort of) for Wadezig’s website (Monday Mix). I know Wadezig from my times in Bandung several years ago, and i think they have done a good job running apparel business. Wadezig is a pretty cool company.
Brother Cesare Bonizzi, is the lead singer in a heavy metal band which has just released its second album. The Capuchin monk (yes, a Monk!) also known as Frate Cesare and Fratello Metallo (“Brother Metal”) – which is also the name of his band, attended Metallica concert some 15 years ago, and began his his love affair with metal music.
I’m a big fan of Evan Dando’s Lemonheads. I play hardcore metal in my music days, but i’m also a big fan of acoustic guitar. Everytime i need songs to play on my acoustic guitar, Lemonheads songs were always my choice to play on the first set of songs i play. However, Lemonheads were just released a Collector Edition set which contains classics like My Drug Buddy (dude i love this song), the cover of Mrs. Robinson plus 10 bonus demo tracks and a DVD contains LIVE Videos and the band having fun. Oh yes you can imagine this, well it might be lazy fun but hey it’s The Lemonheads!
This is a short cool video showing Conan o’Brien killing time waiting for his time to be back on air while Writer’s Guild strike happen. He actually can pull the famous intro of Purple Haze, playing along with Radiohead’s Creep in his staff’s Rock Band session, and can pull a long scream ala Beastie Boys’ Sabotage.
To celebrate the Holiday Season, Grooveshark is putting on The iTouch Myself for Christmas Contest. Here’s how it works: Every user will be given unlimited invites for the entire month of December. Get the most number of friends to signup and download Sharkbtye, and you win.
For you rock fans, here’s a cool contest from Volcom:
Email us a photo of yourself showing your Thorrior pride (get creative, we don’t expect everyone to have a tattoo) to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win an ESP guitar signed by both MOTORHEAD and VALIENT THORR. Both bands are on tour together in Germany, click here to see the tour dates.
Via Our Digital Music:
There are 2 digital music that are available for free download at Amazon & Tunecore:
1. The Hives – Tick Tick Boom, here.
2. Free 34-track compilation via iTunes that includes Public Enemy, Bowerbirds, the incredible Over the Rhine, guitarist Steve Vai, The Dandy Warhols , The Door’s Ray Manzarek, Bill Medley and others here.
No need complicated audio tools; just a pair of good ears, hands, and creativity made audio recording possible in 1937:
This was brought by a guest writer Rully, a cool rock musician from New York. I will cover his cool band Suaka later on this blog. I also provide a link right to Rockstar Pundit Online Store see if you’re interesting in buying Prong and listen to their cool unique metal music that you will not find in any other band in the world. Instead, there are bands that sound like Prong. If you love metal, i think you should listen to Prong.
I used own and run a music management company which is now history. In our days, we used to manage 3 rock bands. One of them is Burgerkill. We helped the band reach its past success, and be the first metal band who signed with Sony Music Indonesia (before the merger with BMG) and become the winner of The Best Metal Production on Indonesia’s main music award. I never been in contact with them ever since i moved to Bali except this year’s Lebaran (Moslem’s biggest holy day), that we exchange greetings and everything.