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Eddie Vedder Will Host Session On Beatles Channel

Are any of you enjoying the special Beatles channel on Sirius XM? I've been listening a little. Now Eddie Vedder will host a DJ session on that channel. I wonder if more rock stars will also do so in the future? Lots of our beloved glam musicians love the Beatles. Could be fun.


Great White Release 'Big Time' Video

Great White just released a video for the song "Big Time." It's from their new album Full Circle which came out on June 2. To be honest, I forgot this album was coming out this month. I wrote about it on here a few months ago and then I never really heard any more about it.

The track below isn't bad. Great White will always be Jack Russell to me, but Terry Ilous does a great job here and the sound is unmistakable: two chords and you know you're listening to Great White. 


It's Monday...

The weekend went way too fast and I'm not in the mood for Monday. I spent the weekend working on various projects and I'm pretty tired. I feel like the cat looks below. Yesterday, my husband and I did some construction work on our basement and listened to Hair Nation for about 4 hours straight. I realized that Hair Nation plays a ton of Warrant. In my house it's always 1989.

Does anyone have any music suggestions for my running playlist? I need new metal. I haven't been able to find anything really great lately. Remember, I'm in to metalcore so hit me up if you are too.


Big Milestone For Guns n' Roses

Guns n' Roses hasn't released new music in years. Chinese Democracy came out in 2008 after a decade of starts and stops by Axl Rose. The band still makes a ton of money off their back catalog, especially Appetite for Destruction. Now, Guns n' Roses Greatest Hits just logged its 400th non consecutive week on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Only seven albums have spent at least 400 weeks on the list. The longest charting album of all time is Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

Guns n' Roses Greatest Hits was released in April 2014. I don't own it because I have all the source albums, but I know most people are complete collector types, so I bet you have it!



Been Listening To Beartooth Lately 

I'm a big fan of the self-titled Attack Attack! album. Attack Attack! doesn't exist anymore, but that 2010 release is still in my regular running rotation. Singer Caleb Shomo formed Beartooth when Attack Attack! ended and his new band has released two albums.

Beartooth's most recent album is called Aggressive and it features the track "Sick of Me." It's a great tribute to our veterans who suffer from depression, anxiety and/or PTSD. Not a glam band, but I thought some of you might like this and I wanted to give props to Beartooth since they are from Ohio like me!

Caveat: "Sick of Me" isn't as heavy as many other tracks from the band.

Here's another track I like called "In Between."


Metal Maya Adds Hatebreed, Crowbar, Whitechapel, Prong, KYNG and ONI To Music Lineup

Happy first Friday in June. From my inbox:


Hatebreed, Crowbar, Whitechapel, Prong, KYNG and ONI have been added to the music lineup for the first annual Metal Maya, a 4-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation from October 29 - November 2 at the luxurious Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in the paradise of Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. In addition, Lamb of God’s Chris Adler joins Metal Maya as an event host. 

The overall Metal Maya music lineup is as follows: AnthraxHatebreedOverkillSuperjoint (with Philip Anselmo), heavy metal all-star band Metal AllegianceDeath AngelWhitechapel, Crowbar, Prong, KYNG, OtepTim “Ripper” Owens, and ONI.

Alex Skolnick (Testament) and Kyle Sanders (Hellyeah) have been added to the Metal Allegiance band lineup, which already includes Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth)Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark MenghiMark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste), and more special guests. Metal Maya will be hosted by SiriusXM’s own Jose Mangin.

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta says, “We’re honored to have been invited to play at the inaugural Metal Maya in Cancun this October. We plan on losing our minds for a few days in Mexico, and we’d love for you to join us…and to top it all off…free booze!”

KYNG is honored to be a part of this festival, and share the stage with all of the gut-wrenching bands that have inspired us to play heavy music,” says KYNG singer/guitarist Eddie Veliz. “To top it off, this will happen in our motherland! Can't wait for Metal Maya!”

Metal Maya is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween--complete with bands trick or treating at your door--and Dia de los Muertos (Day Of The Dead), and will feature performances from over a dozen bands in a tropical paradise. Host Philip H. Anselmo will curate select cuts from his personal collection for a special Halloween Horror Movie night to drive a stake through the heart of Halloween!

Metal Maya packages start at only $1399 per person and are on sale now at

Metal Maya will also offer once-in-a-lifetime scenic excursions hosted by Metal Maya artists to complement your daily rock and relaxation schedule. From touring the scenic ancient caves of Rio Secreto, to jungle bound adventures and world-class snorkeling and fishing sites, the Riviera Maya is rich with the region’s Mayan spirit and adventurous tropical surroundings. To add a little “Metal to the Maya,” Metal Maya will provide guest hosts to accompany attendees on the excursions.Metal Maya excursions include ATV Riding with Metal Allegiance at Emotions Native Park, Deep Sea Fishing with Death Angel, and the Rio Secreto tour with KYNG, Otep and Jose Mangin.



A Few Tidbits On The 'Lost' Damn Yankees Album

The debut Damn Yankees album is one of my favorites from the glam era. I loved the followup too... then the band just sort of ceased to exist. Apparently the band members did record a third album, but it wasn't good enough to get label support and that was the end of it. Now Sleaze Roxx has a little story one that long lost album. Vocalist Damon Johnson apparently sang on one of the tracks. I'd give a whole lot to hear that song!

Click this link below and go read the entire story. The article is based off a podcast interview with Johnson. Good stuff here.

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