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Check Out The New Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Track

Slash is truly "Living the Dream" right now. The top-hatted one and his band The Conspirators have just released a new track called "My Antidote." The new album Living The Dream comes out this Friday.

Slash - Living The Dream


More Consumerism (Part 2)

I won't lie, this is cool. But really, you don't need things like this... but man, it would look cool on your work desk, right?


More Consumerism

Bret Michaels is launching more products today for his all-new lifestyle line. Items include candles and cards. It's not all bad because proceeds go to Bret's Life Rocks charity, but still. If you need a card, go to the Dollar Tree. Or better yet, just talk to your friend or loved one in person or on the phone, save a dollar and the space in the landfill.

Freedom Of Sound, Vol. 1: A Collection Of Songs, Past & Present


Steel Panther Announces More Tour Dates

Steel Panther is touring the U.S. for their Sunset Strip Live tour. I'd be interested in going to see them live again, but the shows closest to me (Indianapolis and Cleveland) happen when I will be out of town. Anyone going this? I feel like I haven't been to a concert in forever.

The only concert I'm holding tickets for right now is Aerosmith in April... that's like 7 months from now! I bought my flights for that trip this morning, so you can tell I'm pumped. I'll probably see 98 Degrees (it's free) when I'm at Disney World next month. They are playing during the Food and Wine festival. And I'm going to Vegas in December too - so I'm sure I'll see someone out there then... but nothing has caught my fancy yet in terms of show announcements. I might try to see Metallica when they come to Ohio in January. We'll see. They are coming to Cincinnati January 30 and I usually bug out of town during that week of the year because I need to escape the cold.

As you can tell, I like long range planning and having things to look forward to - I always need a trip on the horizon!


Dee Snider Reveals 'American Made' Video

Dee Snider wears an American flag shirt in his new "American Made" video. The song is from the new album For The Love Of Metal. It's pretty heavy and a good time. I still haven't bought this album. I probably should. Have you?


Motley Crue To Record New Music

Today's post is from HIM. Let me just say, I'm not one who is stuck on the "no more tours" contract. The band is making new music and not touring but really, who cares? The contract to not tour was with... each other. I'm not really sure how legally binding a PR stunt is, but whatever. Everyone online was freaking out about "the contract" and I say, just enjoy the new music! - Allyson


Crue! Whew! Phew! You?
Yup. The cat is out of the bag, thanks to Crue’s resident Blotz, Neil:



So how do you feel about this? Me? Um. Well. Sure. Yeah. Okay. Right. Cool. Whatever.
I mean, nothing since Decade of Decadence mattered much to me, save the ‘oh so controversial’ eponymous 1994 release. Some okay songs. Some fairly good songs. Some other songs.
And I don’t begrudge them a new song or two (or four). They said they wouldn’t tour. What tour means is going to be up for some discussion, I assume, in subsequent years. But they never said they wouldn’t write new songs (under threat of legal penalties given all those documents they signed, legally-speaking).
So let me bring my recent comments (on other posts) to the fore: why? What purpose does this serve? If it is for the movie, then it doesn’t make a lot of sense, since that is about your glory days. If it is, as the article above suggests, a way to cash in (maybe) on a (how many have there been?) new greatest hits album, what is really the point? Who doesn’t own your greatest hits? How many were there, really? And how many times can you repackage them before fans—true fans—start to question your motives?
I love that Motley Blotzer is “excited.” That likely means he is going to dab gravy on his pork pies, rather than slather it on. But it really doesn’t add to the band’s incredible catalog. If anything, this will subtract from it.
I am sooooooooo willing to be wrong on this. Same goes for the movie. But I just don’t see how this turns out being a good thing, for a good band, that wants to maintain its status with those of us who truly appreciate what they did for metal.
Neil says “Rock On!” I say, “Come on.”


The Greatest Hits - Motley Crue

It's The Little Things

I love Jeopardy! Apparently Tommy Lee was an answer yesterday (or recently). Very cool. Well, at least I laughed.