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Jennifer Lopez Outbids P. Diddy To Acquire Fuse Music Network (proof of Karma)

Jennifer Lopez Outbids P. Diddy To Acquire Fuse Music Network.

HEY P DIDDY?…Ya think you maybe should have treated JLo a little better back in the day?….You wanted to be a playboy and cheat on her?….treat her badly?…She STILL finding ways to pay you back and you didn’t even marry her!!!!  KARMA is a bitch man!

JENNIFER LOPEZ SEAN COMBS

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One Song for the rest of your life? on a Deserted Island!

So listen, I LOVE MUSIC, I have often said if it weren’t for music I would be dead! Seriously, that’s how much music has made a difference in my life! It has gotten me through some very rough times, and been there for the greatest moments also.

Now here is the question, If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only have one artist, or worse yet, One song to be able to play for the rest of your days, could you narrow it down to one artist? or better yet ONE SONG? Think about this, if you had to have one song!!> what would it be>???

Please comment!!!

 

For me without question it (I have thought about this very much) would be Luther Vandross’s – Superstar /Until you come back to me.

The reason is simple, for me it takes me through a range of emotions, its beautiful and is about love and his voice is just so damn smooth. I have seen Luther Vandross do this song live and in person, I have seen him several times, and each time was unbelievable! I have been to many shows from hip hop to the Whispers, to Bobby Brown , to Ozzy and Metallica and Guns N Roses in their prime. By far.. Luther’s shows were the best I have ever been to! He sounded as silky smooth in person as he does on the CD’s you play in your home and car!……The Guns N Roses Show with Metallica in Orlando Florida stadium show was a close second to Luther. R&B music , is the music I grew up on, I guess that’s why I choose this as opposed to some great Rock Song !

So What Song Would you bring with you if you were stranded on a deserted island forever?….If not the song, Which artist?

I know its so hard to narrow down if you’re a big music fan!

 


To play is to listen. Really listen….

Another great drum lesson from the beautiful and talented Meytal!…shes working hard here!

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Before I started playing all these instruments, I really had no idea how incredibly hard it is to make the sounds involved in the music. Now that I have more experience, it just stuns me how good some musicians are.

I am convinced that heavy metal (aka hard rock), as a genre, is underrated in terms of it’s technical difficulty. The guitar solos and drum lines in heavy metal are just mind-blowingly difficult. Here is a video of the drum God Meytal playing I Stand Alone by Godsmack. Notice how demanding that piece is in terms of precision, accuracy and timing: She is really working hard!

If only I could play half this well before I die…

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Will Guns N Roses Re-Unite? New Album in the works!

Guns N Roses and Metallica stadium Tour 1992, with Soundgarden as the Opening act was and still to this day probably the best hard rock /Metal show I have ever been to. Guns played for a little more than 2 hours , and Axl, Slash and the boys were at the top of their game. From the sound of Axls Vocals to the sound and performance by the band, they kicked ASS from front to back. Axl was EVERYWHERE on that stage and his delivery was flawless!

Not soon after Guns decided they wanted to call it quits and the band broke up , NEVER to reunite because Slash and AXL are 2 babies who don’t play nice together, even for millions of dollars and what could be the biggest and best reunion tour to ever grace the planet earth. Think about for a sec, Imagine Guns actually deciding they were gonna do it, AXL and Slash and even Steven Adler for the original Appetite Lineup – dizzy reed. Is there ANYONE that was an original Guns fan that wouldn’t pay to see this show? Imagine them with a kick ass opening act also , or even a cool c0-headliner like Motley Crue for instance.

Duff McKagan recently reunited with the now version of GnR for five shows in Argetina. Adding to speculation that maybe somewhere down the line Guns will actually make it happen for the fans and the money! In the meantime Chinese Democracy was released in 2008, it took ten years to make and 15 years to be released. If you have never heard this album it for sure worth the listen. Its a great Album , and even manages to sound like Guns N roses from USE your illusion days and beyond. The album is incredibly layered and is for sure a “Studio” Album that doesn’t really lend itself to being played live,(Listen to the album and you’ll see what i mean) but somehow GnR has managed to pull it off because they’ve been touring on this record since its release.

What really pisses me off is that this guy AXL is such a perfectionist that he can’t seem to put together all the pieces required to actually release an album. This dude really does take his time in everything he does regarding music. From late night hurry up and wait for me to start the show ,to 15 year spans between album releases. Thankfully , Richard Fortus the bands guitarist confirms to various sources that the band has spent a lot of time in the studio working on a new album with most songs already completed and is hoping for a release in 2014.

Slash is kicking your ass Axl, He actually goes into the studio and makes music for the rest of the world to listen to!

I think Axl is Uber talented and really want him to win, I think there are very few front man that have his ability and sheer talent. HIS legacy unfortunately is looking like its going to be his lack of music releases! get your shit together AXL.

BTW – if you have never heard Steve Adlers newest band “ADLER” go check it out, its named “Back from the dead” and it Kicks ASS!!!!

The band’s guitarist Richard Fortus confirmed to Noise11.com that the band have spent a lot of time in the studio working on the new album, and that most of the songs are already completed.

He went on to say that while most of the album is done, it won’t be released this year – but did say that it might be released in 2014
Read more at http://www.gigwise.com/news/81471/guns-n-roses-looking-at-2014-release-for-new-album#83ZO7CzcmV7FoX6v.99

The band’s guitarist Richard Fortus confirmed to Noise11.com that the band have spent a lot of time in the studio working on the new album, and that most of the songs are already completed.

He went on to say that while most of the album is done, it won’t be released this year – but did say that it might be released in 2014.
Read more at http://www.gigwise.com/news/81471/guns-n-roses-looking-at-2014-release-for-new-album#83ZO7CzcmV7FoX6v.99

The band’s guitarist Richard Fortus confirmed to Noise11.com that the band have spent a lot of time in the studio working on the new album, and that most of the songs are already completed.

He went on to say that while most of the album is done, it won’t be released this year – but did say that it might be released in 2014.
Read more at http://www.gigwise.com/news/81471/guns-n-roses-looking-at-2014-release-for-new-album#83ZO7CzcmV7FoX6v.99

Duff McKagan reunites with Guns N' Roses live in Argentina – watch

GnR SET LIST for 1992 show

  1. Welcome to the Jungle
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. Live and Let Die
  4. “Attitude”
  5. Nightrain
  6. “Bad Obsession”
  7. It’s So Easy
  8. Wild Horses
  9. Patience
  10. “Double Talkin’ Jive”
  11. Civil War
  12. “It’s Alright”
  13. November Rain
  14. You Could Be Mine
  15. Sweet Child o’ Mine
  16. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  17. Don’t Cry” (Original)
  18. Paradise City

 

METALLICA’S SET LIST for 1992 show in Orlando florida!

  1. Creeping Death
  2. Harvester of Sorrow
  3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  4. Sad but True
  5. Wherever I May Roam
  6. “Of Wolf and Man”
  7. For Whom the Bell Tolls
  8. The Unforgiven
  9. “The Shortest Straw”
  10. Fade to Black
  11. Master of Puppets
  12. Seek & Destroy
  13. Whiplash
  14. Nothing Else Matters
  15. Am I Evil?
  16. Last Caress
  17. One
  18. Enter Sandman

 

 

 

Why The Rock N Roll HOF Sucks and should be Taken Over! (Part 2)

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(Part One of this post started with a post about the RRHOF and KISS being inducted this year you can see that earlier posting here http://wp.me/p3tySr-e8)

Let me start by saying first that I LOVE MUSIC. If it weren’t for music and the integral part it has played in my life, I truly believe I would not be alive today. Music has impacted me that much throughout my life and continues to do so on a daily basis.The following is the reason or reasons I really despise the RRHOF and their Process.

Did you know that none of the people responsible for deciding who gets inducted into the RRHOF are actually musicians themselves? IN FACT most of them are Writers or at one time editors for music magazines like Rolling Stone. Now correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t a ” Music Writer” more closely resemble a “Critic” ? Rather than an objective party who should be  making decisions based on Rock N Roll history? You mean to tell me that these people remain neutral and don’t let their personal tastes influence their decisions? The RRHOF  have been largely criticized for letting politics or “Not enough big names” alter their decision making process, considering that not having big enough names would make it hard to fill the dinner seats at the induction ceremony. Progressive rock , many forms of Black music, 60’s top 40,  and new Orleans Funk are often Overlooked as are many bands that are huge in Rock N roll.

Just last year The band RUSH finally was inducted after being eligible for many, many years. The RRHOF will not disclose exactly what their selection process is or how its really done, Or even What exactly is the Criteria for getting the nomination for induction . The only real hard and fast rule is the performer has to have 25 years since their first release. The RRHOF prefers it this way. When talking about inductees to the RRHOF here is heavy lobbying for particular artists because obviously there is money to be made. An increase in record sales for one, and many other forms depending on the artist. You can imagine how there might be some “back door” payola going on here like back in the “pay to play” days of radio and pursuing airplay for your artist.

It seems to me that The Museum and its activities that are responsible for creating more than 950 jobs with an economic impact of more than $100 million annually to the city of Cleveland should really be run more carefully. At the very least the people directly involved in induction process should really have been a big part of music directly or be musicians themselves. I would much rather have someone that has been the president of a record company or A very successful  A&R person who was once an artist themselves handling the inductions , rather then some writer who thinks they understand Rock N Roll music and the impact that an artist / musician has made to the millions of people who’ve heard the music.

There should also be a set of basic rules for induction, obviously there can be exceptions depending, but at least if there were a basic criteria and a real process that included the fans voting on ballots could do nothing but help the RRHOF. Right now the process sucks and I will prove this with the list of artists that are still not in the RRHOF but have been eligible for quite sometime.

Tom Morello (A harvard graduate and awesome musician himself) Inducted KISS (Eligible since 1999 and just got in this year) the other night into the RRHOF. He stated that the current criteria for induction as he understands it is as follows. The artist has to have these basic qualifications to even be considered. The Artist should have had IMPACT …..INFLUENCE……and  AWESOMENESS, and of course 25 years since their first release.

Now here’s a current list of artists that have not been inducted and possibly not even considered for induction, but all deserve it. Keep in mind how long some of these artists have been eligible for induction and the impact they may have had on Rock N Roll. Also Rock N Roll influenced many other forms of music.  These are just some !!!! in no particular order except for the first one , the rest are just ones that really stand out to me!

My number one to not be inducted #1  DEEP PURPLE –  ELIGIBLE SINCE 1993 OVER  100 million albums sold worldwide, Nominated in 2012 but did not get the vote for induction. Correct me if I’m wrong, is there a more recognizable guitar riff than “Smoke on the Water”? when I was growing up EVERYONE learned this FIRST on the guitar!!!!

#2 JOURNEY (ELIGIBLE SINCE 2000)  In 2009 Don’t stop believin became the highest selling catalog track in itunes History. Eight platinum albums, One DIAMOND selling album . Possibly the best selling greatest hits album in Rock History, and one of the most recognizable voices in Rock N roll. IS there anyone in the world who doesn’t know at least ONE Journey song?..seriously! IMPACT?? INFLUENCE? AWESOMENESS? they practically Invented the POWER  BALLAD!!!

#3 Pat Benatar – (eligible since 2004) Four time grammy winner, 40 top ten singles, several multi – platinum albums. She ruled MTV in the 80’S and c’mon now people, HOW MANY WOMEN did she influence ? Would there be a Madonna, Gwen Stephani , Pink  or several other women in music today if it weren’t for PB and her complete AWESOMENESS! not to mention her music!

#4 STYX – (Eligible since 1997) 4 consecutive multi platinum albums,16 top 40 singles and people ALL over the world who still do a dance Called the ROBOT, influenced possibly by a song called MR ROBOTO! Not to mention, Lady,come sail away, babe, and many others! The BAND IS ICONIC!!! are you kidding me RRHOF????

#5 Joan Jett / The Runaways –(eligible since 2005) Joan had a number one single with I love Rock N roll and Three certified platinum albums, who can argue with the influence that this band had on Rock N Roll? Lita Ford? Joan Jett , Cherie Currie, all still currently making music today!

#6 IRON MAIDEN – (ELIGIBLE SINCE 2004) 85 million records wordwide despite VERY little radio or TV time this band is STILL SELLING OUT ARENAS all over the world!. IMPACT???? INFLUENCE??? AWESOMENESS??? is there anything more awesome than their Mascot EDDIE????? when i was a kid we waited for their album to drop JUST to see what eddie would look like on the new album cover!!!…..C’MON RRHOF….this is why you guys suck so bad!

And just a few more that don’t need explaining….Most have not even been Considered yet.

Judas Priest (eligible since 1999)

Def Leppard  (eligible since 2004)

Barry White (eligible since 1998)

The Scorpions (eligible since 1997)

Motley Crue (eligible since 2006)

The Spinners (eligible since 1986)

Ozzy Osbourne (Eligible since 2005)

Duran Duran (eligible since 2006)

Motorhead (eligible since 2002)

The Cars (eligible since 2003)

Bon Jovi (eligible since 2008)

Pantera ( eligible since 2008)

Quiet Riot (eligible since 2002)

RRHOF you guys SUCK AND have no clue what you’re doing!!!!

 

P!nk Named Billboard Woman of the Year

P!nk Named Billboard Woman of the Year | Billboard.

Pink

For me, There is no other woman in music greater than PiNK!!! I seriously am a HUGE fan of all her music and what she represents as a woman and as a current Rock n roll / pop artist. She’s the real deal Vocally, she can write her ass off and she sings upside down 100 feet in the air better than most standing still center stage. I mean seriously, does it get any better than that?

When she wanted to go away from doing urban type music to a more rock/pop influenced style and wanted to write songs with Linda Perry from 4 Non Blondes, L.A. Reid told her NO, and that she was crazy to do this, She told him where to go and proceeded to make her album the way she wanted. The result was her biggest album to date! Since then she has cracked the top 10 several times and continues to put out great music , with her latest album “The truth about Love” being no exception. Pink has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.

If you have never seen Pink perform in her show you’re really missing something. I’ve included a clip here from the 2010 grammy performance to show you exactly what i mean by her singing UPSIDE DOWN. If you think the performance is bullshit, Check out her fun house tour on DVD live from Australia where she performs this way EVERY SINGLE NIGHT! She also does variations of this performance and more on her new tour that supports the new album. Her music speaks to me and she’s an incredible talent, SHE can really sing her ass off!  And if all that isn’t enough, she’s Married to Carey Hart from Hart & Huntington and who made his money and fame through Motocross and today is part owner of  the RCH Suzuki racing team amongst several other businesses.

Yes that’s HER, YES shes really singing , AND YES SHE Does all her own stunts!

If you love Pink and are looking for any of her albums be sure and email or message me and I’ll make sure you get a link posted here to dload the album or single you’re looking for.

 

Scott Storch x Jim Jonsin in the studio 2014

Scott Storch x Jim Jonsin in the studio 2014
If you’re not familiar with who Scott Storch is , well he came up under Dr Dre and at one time was one of Dre’s in house resident producers before going out to make a name for himself. Some of his biggest hits include

Cry Me a River(Justin Timberlake)
Lean Back(Fat Joe featuring Remy Ma) (huuuuge hit)

Candy Shop(50 Cent featuring Olivia)

Make It Rain(Fat Joe featuring Lil Wayne)

Let Me Blow Ya Mind (feat. Gwen Stefani)

Family Portrait” (PinK) – One of the sickest songs EVER!!!

Baby Boy (feat. Sean Paul)” (Beyonce)

He is a sick producer and is back after having some issues with Drugs and addiction he’s back doing what he does best, producing all types of music! Check out this video and some of videos on youtube storchTV.

KISS and Why The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame SUCKS!

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For those who don’t know, Kiss has finally been inducted into the Rock N roll Hall of fame (RRHOF) this year. Although they are being inducted, the RRHOF being the complete idiots that they are have found a way to Snubb Kiss’s induction even in their 40th Anniversary year the RRHOF have stated that they are only inducting the Original 4 members Ace,Paul, Gene , and Peter Criss.

Some of the current members stint in the band like Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer have actually been in the band longer than the original drummer Peter Criss . Also the late Eric Carr who replaced Peter had played in the band for 11 years before his death. He is also not being inducted which is horrible.Bruce Kulick also a long time member , Vinnie Vincent (Huge contributor to Kiss Sans Makeup) all not being inducted. This is wrong on so many…

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