September 27th, 2012 by Poncho Parker
If you’re a Metallica fan from days gone by, specifically before the ‘Black’ album was ever available, you’re fully aware of the legacy that is Cliff Burton, the original badass bass player if there ever was one. (No offense to Ian Kilmister or Les Claypool)
Today marks the 26th anniversary of Cliff’s death back in 1986.
September 13th, 2012 by Poncho Parker
There’s been a lot of talk from musicians saying they don’t make the big money like they used to although here’s a list of the Top 30 lead singers that still bring home the bacon, and the fancy cars and the mansions and that really expensive mustard. . . .. . Most of them in the ‘rock’ categories too.
CelebrityNetWorth.com’s Top 30 Richest Lead Singers in the World:
1. Paul McCartney: $800 million
2. Bono (U2): $600 million
3. Jimmy Buffett: $400 million
4. Elton John: $320 million
5. Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones): $305 million
6. Gene Simmons (Kiss): $300 million
7. Sting: $290 million
8. Phil Collins: $250 million
9. Dave Matthews: $250 million
10. Prince: $250 million
11. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters): $225 million
12. Rod Stewart: $220 million
13. David Bowie: $215 million
14. Bruce Springsteen: $200 million
15. Don Henley (Eagles): $200 million
16. James Hetfield (Metallica): $175 million
17. Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses): $150 million
18. Roger Waters (Pink Floyd): $145 million
19. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd): $130 million
20. Steven Tyler (Aerosmith): $130 million
21. Jon Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi): $125 million
22. Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers): $120 million
23. Sammy Hagar (Chickenfoot): $120 million
24. Robert Plant: $120 million
25. Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden): $115 million
26. Eric Clapton: $115 million
27. Brian Johnson (AC/DC): $90 million
28. Ozzy Osbourne: $90 million
29. Gwen Stefani (No Doubt): $80 million
30. Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam): $80 million
September 12th, 2012 by Poncho Parker
Below is the official video for Mumford&Sons ‘I Will Wait’ and I really like this video for a few reasons.
1. Cool to see all the dudes up front and not hiding behind drum kits or amps.
2. It really looks like the band and the fans are really enjoying themselves
3. It was filmed in an extremely picturesque amphitheatre in Colorado called ‘Red Rocks’ near a town by Morrison
August 29th, 2012 by Poncho Parker
It’s been a long time for Aerosmith fans since new music has come our way but come Nov. 6th, ‘Music From Another Dimension’ will finally hit the store shelves. There will be 2 editions of the new album, one deemed a deluxe issue which boasts interviews, unreleased tracks and several videos while the plain jane effort is just that. Here’s their trailer for the new album
August 20th, 2012 by Poncho Parker
Here’s Nickelback’s latest video in case you’ve got some time on your hands. Kinda cool to see Jason Alexander (George from Seinfeld) and one of the Baywatch girls (I have no idea what her name is but it’s in the opening credits of the following)
August 13th, 2012 by Poncho Parker
If you’ve ever been fired up for a concert and walked away because it didn’t live up to your expectations, I know how you feel. Cue Weyburn, SK and their arena because that’s where I traveled to see Volbeat, a band I’ve been very excited about for a couple of years. My first opportunity to witness them live was less than stellar as I blame the sound-dude, not the band. Unless you’re familiar with Volbeat’s repatoire, it was Mission: Impossible to understand what the guys were singing about. Immerse yourself underwater with cotton in your ears while your favorite band plays on the otherside of a brick wall with their speakers filled with mud and you get the general idea of how things sounded for the Volbeat gig.
Now this is how a concert should sound;
August 1st, 2012 by Poncho Parker
Back at a time when when people watched MTV to watch music videos and not reality television, this day in 1981 marks the very first video that MTV ever played. Just in case you wanted to torment yourself, here’s the video.
July 24th, 2012 by Poncho Parker
So I haven’t decided what I think of Foxy Shazam and after witnessing their latest video, the verdict is still out although I can appreciate their stellar dance moves and the singer-dude has got some interesting mic moves.
It’s four minutes of video that’ll have you questioning if these guys are the real deal or not.
July 20th, 2012 by Poncho Parker
I’m not what you’d call the biggest fan of movies and especially documentaries but I gotta say that this looks pretty dang cool. Not sure exactly when it’s coming out but if End of Days doesn’t happen on Dec. 21st, exepct this sometime in early 2013
July 17th, 2012 by Poncho Parker
If you’ve ever picked up the guitar, there’s a good chance one of your first tunes learned was Smoke On The Water, courtesy of Deep Purple.
Yesterday, co-founder, Jon Lord, passed away to that %$^& of a disease we call cancer. No only was Jon Lord responsible for helping perfect rock and roll, he played an integral role, if not the KEY role in making that Hammond organ sound popular within the circles of rock.
I never knew the guy but he’s missed already. Fortunately, his legacy lives on through his music.