According to The Pulse Of Radio, some AC/DC fans are apparently upset that the band’s signature tune “Back In Black” is being used in Walmart commercials (see video below).
Archive for November, 2011
Global car giants Volkswagen have used the song “Love Bomb Baby” from Welsh shock rockers TIGERTAILZ for their new Internet advertising campaign celebrating 35 years of the VW Golf GTi.
Veteran British female hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have been confirmed for next year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2012 in Sölvesborg, Blekinge in southern Sweden.
Former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello and his manager, TMS Management, are currently “negotiating with a lot of major world famous acts” for the first-ever KeeFest, set to take place June 28-30, 2012 on the Åby racetrack in Mölndal, Sweden, right outside Gothenburg.
1. Anthrax – Worship Music I strongly believe that Anthrax has now officially entered their prime. This amazing thrash album is the reason why. Every track on Worship Music is a bloody hit. I can see this one easily being a top album of the last decade.
2. Machine Head – Unto the Locust This is one of the few bands that still brings it in the way that Pantera had meant for it to be brought. As far as I am concerned, they carry the groove metal torch.
3. Megadeth – Th1rt3en Over the last couple years we have learned that Chris Broderick is an amazing lead guitarist and excellent fit for Dave Mustaine’s band. There is also an added bonus as Dave Ellefson is back and kicking ass on Th1rt3en.
4. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light Dave Grohl is hard rock, and Dave Grohl is all metal despite his yucky grunge roots. This band is gushing with so much talent that it is scary.
5. Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events So, Mike Portnoy is gone. Get over it and stop crying. It is time to truly respect this new record. It is nothing but a progressive powerhouse.
6. Motorhead – The World is Yours \m/ Lemmy is god \m/
7. Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising There is something so soothing about Scandinavian Viking metal. The guitar riffs are heavy and thunderous yet highly melodic, while the drums are flat out intoxicating, showcasing a groove that is purely sinister.
8. Sebastian Bach – Kicking & Screaming Bach is still an awesome and underrated vocalist (and he certainly had a tough year between divorce and losing his home to a flood). Previous release Angel Down was a bit heavier, but this still rocks with up-and-coming guitarist Nick Sterling energizing the rock legend.
9. Black Country Communion – Black Country Communion 2 Another hard rock blues-oriented supergroup. I say, keep them coming. This is BCC’s second release in 9 months and it is even better than the first.
10. Mr. Big – What If… Paul Gilbert is a guitar god and makes a triumphant return to Mr. Big. And now, they are the best they have ever been.
Honorable Mentions: Five Finger Death Punch – American Capitalist, Charred Walls of the Damned – Cold Winds on Timeless Days, & Mastodon – The Hunter
Dishonorable Mentions: Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu, Primus – Green Naugahyde
According to Reuters, Jimi Hendrix was named the greatest guitar player in history by Rolling Stone magazine in a list compiled by a panel of music experts and top guitar players.
Following the news earlier this week that Astraeus Airlines has sadly now ceased operations, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has disclosed he is currently working on a number of new aviation-related projects, some of which may involve his former Astraeus colleagues.
Rock Science is a new board game coming out in December 2011.
In honor of the late Randy Rhoads, famed lead guitarist of OZZY OSBOURNE and QUIET RIOT, his sister Kathryn Rhoads D’Argenzio and the Rhoads family invite music/wine fans to D’Argenzio Winery (1204 W.
U.K.’s Rhythm magazine recently conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich.