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Wednesday
Aug292018

Let The Speculation Begin

What's up with this? A new photo of Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, posted down the official Motley Crue Facebook yesterday. New tune for The Dirt? Also Bob Rock is to the right of the photo and I don't think he just shows up to hang out in the studio for free. The hitmaker ain't cheap, yo. Discuss.


Tuesday
Aug282018

A Month Of Led Zeppelin Is Coming! 

Labor Day weekend is almost here and that basically means the end of summer. I despise cold weather and I dread snow here in Ohio. Luckily we get a little more nice weather with fall. With September comes cooler nights and a month of Led Zeppelin on AXS TV. Starting on Tuesday, a new Led Zep documentary will air at 10 p.m. All the details are below. Eric and I watch concerts on AXS quite a lot.


Monday
Aug272018

Led Zeppelin Releases Teaser For New Book

Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin is a massive photo book that comes out in October. The release is planned as part of the band's 50th anniversary celebration. The remaining members of the band have annotated the book. There are lots of unpublished photos and artwork.

Who knows? We just might see a reunion show for the anniversary, too.


Sunday
Aug262018

Idaho Rock Fest Canceled

Well, that didn't take long. I posted about Idaho Rock Fest a few weeks ago. Now the show is off. The cancellation was announced a few days ago on Facebook. Ticket holders were not pleased. Keep in mind, this news was posted just three days after a post announcing some special events during the fest. The whole situation is very odd. It does seem like folks are getting refunds, so that is good news at least.




Saturday
Aug252018

When a RAT(T) Is A Snake

Today's post is from our friend HIM.
 
Generally speaking, I think fans at BBG! greeted the new, newest, newier (is that a word?) version of Ratt with some suspicion. When you are chasing Blotz’s tail in a bid to come up with some legitimate explanation for the dumpster-fire your band has become, it does give one pause.
 
Lost amongst all of this discussion was Pearcy’s promotion of his soon-to-be-released new album, View to a Thrill (and Roger Moore, Sean Connery, and others he is certainly not). Pearcy stated, and has done so in the past, that his solo records are a chance for him to stretch beyond Ratt, to do things that he wouldn’t normally do with Ratt. Fair enough. An artist should be allowed that option.
 
What, then, is this?!?!



Well, first off, it is a song that starts off sounding like Pearcy is stuck in an echo-chamber. But it is also another instance where Pearcy says one thing and does another. Not only does he borrow references to Ratt’s former glories in the lyrics, he also invite such comparisons when he decides to go for the “double T” in the song title. No, I am not over-thinking this.
 
And neither is Pearcy. Which begs the question: why use this on a solo album when it could have been—with a bit of polish, revision, tear down, rebuild, and so on—become a perfectly middling song on the next Ratt album? I can almost hear a better version of this song being on a suitable follow-up to Infestation. It speaks to a person who is always one step behind himself and always kicking said self in the tookus because he can’t keep his reasoning straight. All the same, he projects a vision of himself as the capable captain steering a ship into better waters. Who ever believed Pearcy was in a position to direct, much less use a compass?
 
Perhaps I am deaf. Perhaps not. But I think people who give any credence to what Pearcy says, no less what he does, are huffing Mars Bars. Blotz, you are a train wreck. But I think you are right. Leatherface and Bandanna Man angled, then struck. This song, to me, is exhibit A . . . of a man without scruples and a band without a rudder.

Snakes eat rats. Fans suffer.


Stephen Pearcy - View To A Thrill
Friday
Aug242018

Farewell Ed King

Ed King, best known for his time playing guitar with Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died at age 68. King co-wrote the band's best song "Sweet Home Alabama." Turn up the southern rock today in remembrance!


Thursday
Aug232018

Sammy Hagar Helps California Police Department

The Fontana Police Department in California got a little help from Sammy Hagar. The police department presumably made the clip to promote safe driving speeds. The clip is also part of a larger PR effort in general.


Sammy Hagar - I Can't Drive 55


Spoiler: Sammy gets away with speeding in this one!


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