There are shock rockers and ring-wing rockers and Christian rockers. But there is only one shocking, right-wing, Christian, evangelical, guitar-thrashing rocker and that is the infinitely quotable Dave Mustaine.
When not miraculously healing the sick and calling out poor African women for getting knocked up, the Megadeth mouthpiece is bearing down on slackers. The latest? America’s Immigration and Naturalization Service who have apparently failed to bust U.S. President Barack Obama for being a non-American.
This is guaranteed to be one of the coolest clips you’ll see today. During an epic show at London’s Royal Albert Hall Thursday as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, Paul McCartney was joined on stage by Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, Who singer Roger Daltrey and Jam/Style Council honcho Paul Weller for a spirited run-though of the Beatles’ 1969 corker “Get Back.”
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Remember a few weeks back when a simple but arresting video featuring five musicians simultaneously playing one guitar exploded on YouTube, sending clips of the dexterous quintet pinging around the world before they finally landed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show?
Well, the members of Burlington, ON-based band, Walk Off the Earth – along with singer/songwriter Goyte, whose track “Somebody That I Used To Know” was the song they covered – has reached another milestone: a combined 200 million YouTube views.
He is the certifiable granddaddy of garage rock – not to mention one of the planet’s most electrifying performers – so when Stooges alum Iggy Pop proclaims that music today is like "cheap drinks you get in a bad supermarket," it sounds like gospel, not sour grapes from a geezer past his prime.
In the olden days, when there was no Internet and wooly mammoths roamed the earth, musicians could do all kinds of silly things without fear of repercussion since no one was going to see it anyway, and certainly not in perpetuity.
So reasoned Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails when they agreed to lip-sync and fake-play their track “Down In It” on dodgy 80s-era cable TV show Dance Party U.S.A., a clip of which has just surfaced as these thing do now that we live in the era of the webiverse.
In a bravura performance that gives new meaning to the expression “go big or go home” and pretty much puts Wayne’s World to shame, an allegedly drunken man serenades RCMP officers with a start-to-finish karaoke rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”… from the back of a cop car.
Depending on your musical leanings, being trapped on board a cruise ship with classic rockers Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, CCR (well, more or less), Bachman & Turner, 38 Special, the Marshall Tucker Band, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Kentucky Headhunters, Pat Travers, The Artimus Pyle Band, Black Oak Arkansas, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, SwampDaWamp and Whiskey Myers could either be heaven on Earth or hell on Earth.
Chris Cornell is an amazingly talented musician and mesmerizing frontman (plus, you know… hubba hubba). But few can consistently state the obvious with such verve. His latest groundbreaker: rock is losing ground to rap and cocaine is bad for you. Ooookay.
Talk about a revelation: rocker Elton John has revealed that he used to get bullied… but not as a kid. Rather, the singer/songwriter admits the abuse occurred long after he became famous.
Had this actually happened, it would have gone down as a blunder on par with Decca Records famously passing on a chance to record the then-emerging Beatles in 1962. Wee Aussie brawlers AC/DC were apparently in danger of being dropped from Atlantic Records just prior to the release of their 1977 album Let There Be Rock.