23 Mar 2010, 18:48 by amodelofcontrolI've been thinking a lot about death of late. A friend sadly passed away on Sunday night after a long battle with illness, while in the musical world the death of Alex Chilton, frontman of Big Star, last week cast something of a shadow over SXSW - not least because he was due to play with his reformed band on Saturday night at the festival. The remainder of the band decided to go-ahead with the show, with a number of big alt-rock names assisting on vocals as something of a sweet tribute. And these events, not to mention the recent suicide of Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse, resulted in this week's Tuesday Ten being about how the death of a member affects bands. It doesn't always result in the end of a band, instead sometimes spurring bands onto even greater heights, and some might cynically say that in some cases death results in being the best advertising they could ever have. So, this week, I'm looking at bands that have lost one or more members to death, and what happened after the event. …
23 Dec 2008, 01:41 by insomniac85So, I just finished what has become an annual project for me--creating a mix using one song from every album released in 2008 that I actually purchased. Of course, this means I am missing some great music, because I do not purchase every single thing I want. And before any purists reprimand me, I realize the last Pelican album came out in 2007, but not until I had already completed the tracklist. Plus this album meant a lot to me as I bought it on my first trip to New York City and listened to it for weeks after that. Anyway, despite its flaws, I shamelessly present it to you:
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
The Mars Volta - Goliath
Disturbed - The Night
Slipknot - Snuff
Nine Inch Nails - 1,000,000
Pelican - Dead Between the Walls
Metallica - All Nightmare Long
Buckcherry - Tired of You
Guns N' Roses - Better
Filter - What's Next
Nine Inch Nails - 31 Ghosts IV
Kings of Leon - Closer
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Fix It
4 Jul 2007, 02:35 by elpollodiablo42Best guitar performances I've seen:
(the list does not include every guitarist I've seen)
1. Joe Satriani
2. Eric Clapton
3. Kirk Hammet (Metallica)
4. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
5. Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
6. Glen Drover (MEgadeth)
7. James Hetfield (Metallica)
8. Jerry Cantrell
9. John Petrucci
10. Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
11. Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
12. Herman Li (DragonForce)
13. Sam Totman (DragonForce)
14. Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
15. Paul Gilbert
16. Robert Cray
17. Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam)
18. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
19. Slash (Velvet Revolver)
20. Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
21. Tom Petty
22. John Mcfee (Doobie Brothers)
23. Jeff Loomis (Nevermore)
24. Daron Malakian
25. Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers)
26. Matt Roberts (3 Doors Down)
27. Peter Lindgren (Opeth)
28. Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers)
28 Jan 2007, 01:12 by G0ggeRight, 3 legendary bands, Mother Love Bone, Green River, and Malfunkshun. Credited for creating the Seattle sound known as Grunge. And me being a huge fan of Grunge, I expected a lot. Unfortunately I was served a huge bowl of crap!... YEAH RIGHT! Listening to these former Grunge pioneers, I could totally feel the roots of what would later become one of the defining genres in rock music.
To start of let's just cast out a name. Let's say... Oh I don't know, Andrew Wood. Hearing his whimsical, almost psychedelic and soothing vocals, felt like I was really back in the 80's, standing right there on the front line of creation. His singing style unique even by today's standards. His vocals, I strongly believe is the building block that laid the foreground to the greatness that would be Malfunkshun, and Mother Love Bone. The other blocks that made those bands great were Stone Gossard's guitar playing, Jeff Ament's bass, and KEVIN WOOD's sizzling guitar.
22 Jan 2007, 15:42 by DJBakuThis week I am writing about an extremely influential band, that only ever released one album: Temple of the Dog.
TOTD were a tribute band formed after the death of Mother Love Bone's singer Andy Wood's death.
Temple of the Dog comprised of Wood's former roommate and close friend Chris Cornell, with Mother Love Bone bassist Jeff Ament, guitarist Stone Gossard, future Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron.
The band released their only album, the self titled Temple of the Dog on April 16, 1991, simultaneously releasing Hunger Strike.
For your viewing pleasure, here's the video to Hunger Strike:
Link To Video
Along with Cornell, Eddie Vedder provides guest vocals for Hunger Strike. Vedder had flown to Seattle to audition for the role of Pearl Jam's singer. Cornell was apparently having difficulty with the vocals for the track, and Vedder stepped up to fill in.
16 Jun 2006, 21:34 by zgoda