Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Slap in the Face

Chevelle has released the music video for their new single "Face to the Floor". The single comes off of their new album Hats Off to the Bull, which is in stores now.

Lead singer and songwriter Pete Loeffler describes the song as "angry", adding, "The lyrics are about all the people who have been taken advantage of. I reference Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. He raked people over the coals, stole and is a terrible person. One day, these people have everything, and the next day it's completely gone."

Check out the music vid below...enjoy!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

An Unexpected Trailer

I would choose this movie over a handy. Can't wait until next year...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's Like Whatever, Yo

Marist College has just released the results of their annual poll regarding the year's most annoying words or phrases.

At number one for it's third year running is "Whatever". The study shows that 40% of people can't stand this one particular word.

At number two is "Like", followed by "You Know", "Just Sayin'", and "Seriously".

I'm actually guilty of using a few of these from time to time. Feel free to slap me the next time I do it around you.

So the question is: Do you agree? And furthermore, are there any words you would add to this list? Leave a comment and let me know!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Release Tuesday - 12/13/11

New CD Releases
Rammstein - Made In Germany (Greatest Hits 1995 - 2011)

New DVD/BluRay Releases
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Kung Fu Panda 2

Spin City - Season 6
Family Guy - Volume 9

Monday, December 12, 2011

Back in Black

I'm looking forward to this. If it ends up being bad, I'm going to be pissed.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Face Time

Everybody who's anybody is on facebook these days. Hell, even me. And we all know that we only use facebook for one purpose: shooting our mouths off.

But, at the end of the day, what is it that we are really mouthing off about?

Well today, facebook released the top 10 status trends from the past year. This is what we, collectively,  been blah-blah-blahing over:

#1 - The death of Osama bin Laden
#2 - The Green Bay Packers winning the Super Bowl
#3 - Casey Anthony being found not guilty
#4 - Charlie Sheen and his meltdown.
#5 - The death of Steve Jobs
#6 - The royal wedding
#7 - The death of Amy Winehouse (most of which were jokes, I'm sure)
#8 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
#9 - The beginning of military operations in Libya
#10 - Hurricane Irene

I wonder what we will be talking about next year? Hopefully it won't be the crash and burn of a certain night-time radio DJ...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Release Tuesday - 12/6/11

New CD Releases
KoRn - The Path to Totality
The Black Keys - El Camino
Chevelle - Hats Off to the Bull

New DVD/BluRay Releases
The Hangover Part II
Cowboys & Aliens
Mr. Popper's Penguins

The Simpsons - Season 14
Law & Order - The Ninth Year
The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 4

Friday, December 2, 2011


Superman is going to need to change his nickname from the Man of Steel to the Man of Gold after this...

A rare first-edition issue of Action Comics #1 (believed to be only 1 of 100 copies left in existence) recently sold for $2.16 Million.

This issue in particular is valuable because it is the very first time Superman ever appeared. So, yeah...it's worth a bit more than the original price of 10¢.

Just goes to show you...you may have never gotten laid due to your extensive collection of Power Rangers memorabilia, but some of the crap may be worth bank. And with that kind of money, you can buy women that will love you.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Release Tuesday - 11/29/11

New CD Releases
Smashing Pumpkins - Gish (Remastered)
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (Remastered)

New DVD/BluRay Releases
Our Idiot Brother
30 Minutes or Less

30 Rock - Season 5
Smallville - Season 10
Smallville - The Complete Series
The Six-Million-Dollar Man - Season 1

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nickel's Back(ish)

The last time Nickelback was relevant (to my memory) was when they lost to a pickle in a race to see who could get more friends on facebook.

Then, just a few weeks ago, football fans voiced their displeasure when we learned that Nickelback was set to perform the Halftime Show during the Thanksgiving Day game between Detroit and Green Bay. Detroit natives even went so far as to sign a petition to keep the show from happening.

Heavy stuff.

In response, Nickelback has created a video with the help of Funny or Die in what appears to be an effort to make light of the situation.

I'll grant them this...it is pretty funny. Check it out

100th Post

This is my 100th Post.

That is all.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Way Down in Kokomo...

I've never been to the Caribbean.

And chances are, if it's half as incredible as everyone says, I may not be returning.

Just kidding...they'll no doubt end up deporting my ass back here after a time.

At long last, I'm finally going to get to see what clear water looks like for myself. It'll probably be terrifying when I actually see what's in the water with me, but I have a feeling I'll get over it. White sand beaches, temperatures predicted to be in the 80s for the whole time I'll be there...yeah, I'll be just fine.

I've always wanted to travel to the islands, and now I'm finally getting the chance as I take a well-deserved vacation (or at least what I think is well-deserved) for the better part of the month. I'll be hopping around the Caribbean for the next week, and I'm also taking a few days off after that which will carry into Thanksgiving and then 97.9X is the Station on Vacation for that whole weekend which buys me a few extra days.

I'll definitely be attending "Share the Welt" at the Mohegan Sun Arena on the 26th, and I hope to run into a bunch of you guys there.

Finally, on Monday the 28th, I'll be back on-the-air and we'll all return to our regular routine of nightly shredding.

In the meantime, stay safe out there. And try not to miss me too much.

Later, greasers!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'm Still the Best Driver

I've always felt that drivers in NEPA suck, but now I know that they aren't the worst. They're still bad...but not the worst.

In a recent report by a website called Car Insurance Comparison, all 50 states in the US were ranked from worst drivers to best drivers by fatalities per million miles driven, number of tickets, drunk driving rates, and careless driving rates.

The worst drivers (according to this study) are in Louisiana. The best of the best are in Rhode Island (because I'm assuming everyone walks everywhere in RH since the state is too small to bother installing roads). Pennsylvania came in 27th (from the bottom).

See? We aren't all that bad around here. We're at least in the upper half.

You can view the whole list and the report here.

There's a couple problems I have with this list, such as how the hell Jersey came in 39th. That, and how New York came in three spots better than us at 29th. Other than that, it seems pretty spot on.

Feel free to comment and tell me what you think.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Release Tuesday - 11/08/11

New CD Releases
Angels & Airwaves - Love Part One & Part Two
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Disturbed - The Lost Children
Rush - Time Machine 101: Live in Cleveland
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Immersion Box Set

New Video Game Releases
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls V

New DVD/BluRay Releases
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
The Change-Up

Law & Order - The Complete Series
Doctor Who - Series 6, Part 2

Monday, November 7, 2011

Want to Feel Inadequate?

See that guy in the picture? He's better than you....and he knows it.

His name is Christoph Niemann. Originally from Germany, he's currently a columnist for the New York Times Magazine, blogger, and illustrator.

He also runs marathons.

And lately (out of what I'm assuming is sheer boredom coupled with the desire to exemplify his superiority), he's been doubling up and showcasing his multiple talents at the same time.

For instance, while he ran the New York City Marathon, he DREW SKETCHES of stuff that he saw while he ran. Without slowing down. I can only assume he was also nursing a baby eagle, delivering a pizza, and carrying a orphanage-full of children to safety on his back after he rescued them from a burning building.

Here are some pictures of his mid-marathon doodles:

You can see all of the sketches on his Twitter account.

Seriously...screw this guy.

I'd point out that he's never been a DJ, but then he might come take my job just out of spite.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Release Tuesday - 11/1/11

New CD Releases
Metallica & Lou Reed - Lulu
Megadeth - TH1RT3EN
Journey - Greatest Hits: Volume 2

New DVD/BluRay Releases
Cars 2
Crazy, Stupid, Love

Californication - Season 4
Deadliest Catch - Season 7
Rawhide - Season 4, Vol. 2

Friday, October 28, 2011

Great...More Lines

As if the wait in the Emergency Room isn't long enough already (I'm dragging my leg behind me...it's good to see I had to wait while you got checked for the "sniffles"), the world population is set to hit 7 BILLION at some point in the next few weeks.

Can we please end this whole "pregnancy trend"?

Anyway, have you ever been curious as to where you fall into this mangled mess of humanity?

Well, the BBC has a new site to help you figure it out!

Just follow this link and type in your birth date, and it will calculate to a close approximation of where you stand.

The saddest part is that out of 7 BILLION human beings, it seems sometimes that I'm the only one that knows how to drive.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Frisky Business

The TSA is in the news (again) for being a bunch of filthy, dirty perverts (again).

When an anonymous woman packed her vibrator for a trip (must have been a long trip...ba-dum-bum!), her bag was investigated by TSA agents. As per protocol, they left her a form which alerted her to the fact that her luggage was opened and searched. This particular form, though, had an extra note to go with it.

Way to keep it classy, TSA.

So the question I'm asking is, what other items could we pack that might get a rise out of the TSA? I'm going on vacation outside the country in a few weeks, and I'd love to pack something that would inspire a note. Hell, if you can think of something to freaks these sons of bitches out (without breaking any laws), I'm down!

Comment with your ideas...

New Release Tuesday - 10/25/11

New CD Releases

New DVD/BluRay Releases
Captain America: The First Avenger
Pearl Jam Twenty

Robot Chicken - Season 5
Dennis the Menace - Season 3
Survivor: Thailand - Season 5

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Calm the F*** Down

Scientists in England have supposedly created the most relaxing song ever.

Seeing as how I am a densely packed singularity of super-heated rage, this caught my attention as well as my skepticism.

According to an article posted by the Daily Mail, a team of scientists in collaboration with sleep therapists and a new age band called Marconi Union have created what they believe (according to their science, anyway) to be the world's most relaxing song.

It's an eight-minute song called "Weightless". Allegedly, it's so relaxing that they advise against listening to it in the car for fear that you might fall asleep at the wheel. Their studies have found that the song relaxed people even MORE than a massage, with 65% of individuals tested as being less anxious after listening.

Most of the music I listen to makes me want to drive fast and light things on fire, and so this was different for me. However, I can attest that I did feel pretty calm afterward.

The whole article can be found here. There is also a link in the article that will let you hear the full song.

Take a listen to it and then let me know what you think.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Release Tuesday - 10/18/11

New Music Releases
Jane's Addiction - The Great Escape Artist
Everlast - Songs of the Ungrateful Living
Iced Earth - Dystopia
Cradle of Filth - Evermore Darkly

New DVD/BluRay Releases
Bad Teacher
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Super 8

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 3
V - Season 2
Pawn Stars - Season 3

Monday, October 17, 2011

Wanna Go Fast?

It's an age old question: How far over the speed limit can you go before you'll be pulled over.

Hypothetically speaking you should never break the posted speed limit. That's why it's called a "limit". But let's assume, for just a second, that we all do speed from time to time (a difficult stretch of the imagination, I know).

Call it myth, call it hogwash, whatever...but we've all heard of the fabled "Buffer Zone". It's that magical place where you can break the speed limit, even within sight of law enforcement, and you won't be pulled over.

I've always personally believed that if you stay within 5mph over the posted speed limit, you're still in the clear. My reasons for this areas follows: First, at only 5mph over the speed limit, even if you are pulled over, it's a minor infraction and no points on your licence. Second, I've actually driven through speed traps doing five-over and not been chased down.

If the "Buffer Zone" does exist, though, there is some disagreement as to where it falls...

In a new survey by Pemco Insurance,
50% of people say the "BZ" lies withing four-over or less.
43% say it lies within 5-9mph over the speed limit.
5% think you're safe even going 10-14mph over (I call bullsh*t on this one, since I've been snagged for 11-over in the past).
1% actually think cops only target MASSIVE speeders, so even 15-19mph over the limit is safe (Also bullsh*t, since I'd consider a 4-point infraction to be pretty damn extreme).

Is there really an area of leeway in which a police officer is willing to allow speeding? What are the circumstances?

The real question: What do YOU think? Comment and let me know!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Guerrilla Cellular

Look familiar? That's because, at some point you've been the target of someone taking a picture or video of something stupid you've done or are doing.

We've all been there. Me? I'm there often. I do a lot of stupid crap.

According to a recent Harris pool in the Baltimore Sun, a total 50% of Americans admit to having taken a secret video of someone or something for various reasons.

- 23% have taken a pic of someone in a stupid or embarrassing outfit
- 20% have photographed an athlete at a sporting event
- 15% have gotten someone tripping and/or falling
(now we get kind of weird and/or creepy)
- 10% have taken a picture of a sexy waitress/hostess/bartender
- 9% have taken a photo of s shirtless guy mowing the lawn
- 7% have taken pic or videos of cheerleaders (these are the people with signs in their yards)
- 7% have photographed their boss or coworker eating (what?)
- 6% have photographed someone's disgusting grooming habits
- 5% have taken a picture of a couple making out

The survey also found that we most enjoy seeing pics or vids of someone pulling a prank on a coworker.

We are a weird people. It's almost like we all have paparazzi now that are just waiting for us to goof something up so they can record it and post it somewhere online.

That said, I'd like to introduce a new feature on my show: Guerrilla Cellular! Basically, if you have a picture or video of something weird, stupid, gross, or embarrassing, email it to me at crisco@979x.com and I'll feature my favorite opportune picture or video here on the blog and on the show each week.

Go crazy! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Release Tuesday - 10/11/11

New Music Releases
Judas Priest - The Chosen Few (Greatest Hits chosen by iconic Heavy Metal musicians including Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, James Hetfield, Kerry King, and more)
William Shatner - Seeking Major Tom
Evanescence - Evanescence
Various Artists - ZZ Top: A Tribute from Friends (ZZ Top covers performed by Wolfmother, Nickelback, Filter, Duff McKagan's Loaded, Daughtry, Coheed & Cambria, Mastodon, and more)
Radiohead - Tkol RMX 1234567
Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist 

New DVD/BluRay Releases
Green Lantern
Horrible Bosses

Bones - Season 6
Chuck - Season 4
Workaholics - Season 1

Monday, October 10, 2011

Straighten that Drink, Soldier!

Are you one of those individuals that can really read people? I'm betting you aren't. Call it an educated guess.

No worries, friend...I'm here to help

Turns out, according to DR. Glenn Wilson, a psychologist at King's College (don't get excited...I'm referring to the King's College in London), "The simple act of holding a drink displays a lot more about us than we realize..."

Alright, I'll bite.

The following is a list comprised of the most common booze-handling techniques and what it means about your personality:

1) The Flirt - A woman who holds her glass in a provocative way, with her fingers splayed. She might hold her drink over her chest, to draw attention to her cleavage, or peer over the rim to check you out she's taking a sip.

2) The Gossip - A woman who holds a wine glass by the bowl, and uses it as a prop to gesticulate and make points. She tends to cluster in a group with other women, and she's critical. She'll also lean in over her drink to be more confidential.

3) The Ice Queen -  A woman who drinks from a wine glass or a short cocktail, and holds it firmly as a barrier across her body. She's cold, defensive, doesn't want to be approached, and she'll put you down if you do.

4) The Fun Lover - Someone who likes to drink beer from the bottle, hold it loosely by their shoulder, and take short swigs so they don't miss out on anything in the conversation. She's lively, friendly, loves to have an overall good time, and enjoys meeting new people.

5) The Wallflower - She holds her drink protectively and doesn't let go, like she's afraid somebody will take it. Her palms are hidden, and the drink's never finished. She'll fiddle with the straw (if there is one) or the label. Obviously it means she's shy, submissive, and using the drink as a social crutch.

1) The Player - A guy with a tall glass, cocktail, or a bottle who uses it as a phallic prop, and plays with it suggestively. He's self-confident, possessive, and can get a little 'handsy' with the women around him . . . and get away with it.

2)  The Peacock - The player who's actually more into himself. He spreads himself over as much space as possible, like pushing the glass away and leaning back in his chair. He's over-confident, arrogant, and would rather just drink with his friends.

3) The Browbeater - A verbally hostile know-it-all who prefers large pint glasses or bottles, grasps them firmly, gesticulates in a threatening in-your-face way, and is always making fun of other people. If you can't handle it, don't bother.

That's the end of the list.

I'm a little pissed off that not one "decent" classification of guy is noted, but I guess that's just the culture we live in, isn't it? All of us bros are a**holes.

Regardless, hopefully you find this list informative. Maybe now, when you next go out to a bar, you'll have a better clue of who you want to talk to instead of walking into a stomping.

But the real question is: Where do you fall on the list?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Death Pumpkin

Let's get one thing straight right off the bat...THIS. IS. COOL!

It seems like Halloween becomes a bigger and bigger deal as each year goes by. Parties get more intense, costumes get sluttier, and sh*t gets way more expensive.

Why not escalate your pumpkin carving to coincide with the rising tide of Halloween insanity?

Introducing http://www.fantasypumpkins.com/. Your mind will melt when you see some of the different designs on this website. The Death Star Pumpkin has a step-by-step tutorial that will show you exactly how to make your very own, but this is only scratching the surface. There are HUNDREDS of patterns posted for you to attempt to duplicate that range from Angry Birds to Avatar to Alica in Wonderland.

So if you're one of those people that goes bat-crap crazy for Halloween, it stands to reason that you would also want to be the biggest pumpkin-carving badass on your street!

It should go without saying that I expect you to make me a delicious pie from all the leftovers.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Want to Live Dangerously? Live Somewhere Else

Looks like such a nice, tame city from this view, doesn't it? In reality, this is Detroit...the most dangerous city in America.

You're shocked, I know.

Recently, Forbes magazine released a list of America's most dangerous cities. The findings are based on FBI statistics for four types of violent crime.

*Drumroll* And here is the list:
1) Detroit (metropolitan area), Michigan - 1,111 violent crimes per 100,000 people
2) Memphis, Tennessee - 1,006 violent crimes per 100,000 people
3) Springfield, Illinois - 855 violent crimes per 100,000 people
4) Flint, Michigan - 827 violent crimes per 100,000 people
5) Anchorage, Alaska - 813 violent crimes per 100,000 people
6) Lubbock, Texas - 808 violent crimes per 100,000 people
7) Stockton, California - 805 violent crimes per 100,000 people
8) Tallahassee, Florida - 775 violent crimes per 100,000 people
9) Las Vegas, Nevada - 763 violent crimes per 100,000 people
10) Rockford, Illinois - 760 violent crimes per 100,000 people

Surprising to me was Anchorage, Alaska coming in at #5. Who saw that coming? I'm sure Sarah Palin can be blamed in some capacity or another.

Meanwhile, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is nowhere to be found on the list. For that, I am grateful...

...and also slightly annoyed. I don't take well to losing. I think we can make Top 10 for next year if we try our asses off.

Let's do this.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Release Tuesday - 10/4/11

New Music Releases
Mutemath - Odd Soul
New Found Glory - Radiosurgery
Real Steel - Motion Picture Soundtrack (featuring the Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Limp Bizkit, Tom Morello, and more)

New DVD/BluRay Releases
Scream 4
Fast Five

Lie to Me - Season 3
According to Jim - Season 5

Friday, September 30, 2011

Work Sucks...I Know

The good ol' Huffington Post has released a new series of statistics that reveal what our biggest pet peeves at work are.

One of my biggest (maybe THE biggest) is people that have loud/disruptive discussions right next to my desk even when they have their own private office right down the hall. Go in your big, spacious office, shut the door, and have a high time! Why the hell do you need to carry on three feet from my head? This isn't that complicated!

...but I digress...

Worldwide, here are the top 5 things we hate most at the workplace:
1) Co-workers that don't take responsibility for their actions
2) People who complain all the time
3) Dirty common areas
4) Meetings that start late or run long
5) People who don't respond to e-mails (Should include people who don't return calls/texts)

In America, the leading pet peeve was people that steal others' food from the fridge. Pig. It even had my name on it.

So what do YOU hate the most about the workplace? Leave your comments below!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sociopathic Social Media

Some interesting new stats have been released by Nielsen that says that 89% of individuals use social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc) to "find and maintain old friendships". Yeah...that's "stalking" to you and me.

Another 51% of people use social media as a means to bitch and moan. (Note: What I do may sometimes seem like complaining, but it's actually "raising awareness". Because I said so.)

A mere 16% of of us use social media for the purpose of dating.

All that being said, feel free to friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter! Then you can stalk or complain about me to your heart's content! Just don't try to date me. I'm not really a "lower 1/4th" kind of guy...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Super Jesus Bros.

24-year-old Maryland resident Brittany Wampler recently bought a classic Nintendo system on e-bay for $31. But something about this system made it extremely unique...

Jesus was in her Nintendo.

According to Brittany, it isn't a stain or glue residue left over from a sticker. It's actually infused into the plastic.

I guess that pretty much settles it for Sony and Microsoft...turns out God is a Nintendo man.

Give me your take and leave a comment below...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Foo Fighters Vids

I told you I'd post it...and then I forgot.

Better late than never.

Foo Fighters "Walk" Music Video

And here is the "Hot Buns" video that promotes the Foo Fighters' tour. This was also the video that originally outraged the crazies over at Westboro Baptist

Foo Fighters - Hot Buns

Last of all, we have the footage from the Foo Fighters' counter-protest of Westboro Baptist in Kansas City

Foo Fighters perform "Keep It Clean"

Classic Foo

Monday, July 18, 2011

Death to Capitalism

You might have been heard me talking about it on the air for a while now, but the first bit of hard evidence came down the line over the weekend.

The guys from Five Finger Death Punch have officially announced a title for their new album and also set a tentative timetable for its release. American Capitalist is scheduled for release in the "first week of September", which would be September 6th. But again...this date is only tentative and is subject to change.

However, we DO have a guaranteed release date for the album's first single "Under and Over It", which will debut on July 27th.

Five Finger Death Punch have done nothing but step up their game since they came on the scene in 2007. And being that they are one of my favorite bands, I cannot wait for this new single!

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other New Rock announcements.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Being Human

It's been a hectic year for the guys in 12 Stones.

It all started back in July of 2010 when the band released their EP The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday. This came as a surprise since they had spent months writing and recording for a full-length album. But instead of a new album, we only got an EP. Strange, indeed.

A short time later, in August, 12 Stones announced that they had parted ways with Wind-Up Records, their label of nine years, leading to speculation that Wind-Up had forced the band into a limited release. Though they took the high road and kept things formal, one can't help but notice the tinge of bitterness in their official statement on the matter:

"We felt it was time for a change. We have a vision for this band that we feel is best pursued elsewhere."

Following their split from Wind-Up, 12 Stones expressed their intention to give their fans the full-length album that they had promised. They hit the studio with producer Skidd Mills almost instantly and got right to work.

In February of this year, 12 Stones made an announcement on their website that they had signed a brand new record deal with the EMG label. Even more good news.

And now, just a few days ago, 12 Stones posted a press release on their facebook where they officially announced their new album, Only Human, which will be released on August 23, 2011!

This is awesome, as I wasn't really satisfied with only an EP's worth of new stuff from 12 Stones. Now our thirst will be quenched with a full album! 12 Stones have really shown through this experience that they can overcome difficulties together as a band, and I'm sure their fans are grateful for that. I know I am.

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other New Rock announcements.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Theory of Truth

This is running a few days late, and for that I apologize. Anyway, late last week word came down that Theory of a Deadman had let loose a bit of info regarding a new album. I didn't have to look long before I came across this tweet on the band's Twitter page:

Theory of a Deadman To Release The Truth Is...July 12th! http://fb.me/KnDxqocm

Following the link in the tweet will take you to a blog post on Theory of a Deadman's website, but allow me to give you the specifics and save you a little time.

Theory of a Deadman's new album will be called The Truth Is... and it's set to hit stores on July 12th!

After the wild success of Scars & Souvenirs, I'm excited to see what the band has done to follow up. This is definitely a summer album to look forward to.

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other New Rock announcements.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cobra Strike!

It's official. Release date for Limp Bizkit's new album, Gold Cobra, is June 7th, 2011. That means I can finally stop talking about this...for now...

UPDATE: Okay, so I lied. Er...Fred lied. Release date is now June 28th.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Is the Cobra Poised to Strike?

After all the talk and wondering and waiting and guessing, it looks like Limp Bizkit's new album Gold Cobra is FINALLY going to be released.

I've been keeping after this as much as my sanity and short attention span will allow, and it looks like it has paid off at last. I wasn't so sure after last year when the album was supposedly mixed and ready for release, only to never see the light of day. Then there was a long period of silence. Finally, in early February of this year, frontman Fred Durst finally reported that the album was being mixed (again?) and would be mastered shortly thereafter.

From what I've gleaned, the album was RE-mixed so as to improve the quality of the songs, which up until this point were merely polished demos. But now, according to Durst, the album is ready.

On Thursday, March 17, Durst posted to his Twitter that he was headed to a meeting with the wigs at Interscope. Then, later that night, he tweeted this:

Looks like a fresh summer with new LB album dropping June 7 (MAYBE), BUT will get confirmation this Tuesday from Interscope.

So it looks like we may be getting some new Limp Bizkit in the near future.

Even more curious, though, was the tweet Fred had made some days earlier. During this entire process, Fred has been posting the names of the songs for the new album as they were being mixed, with the total coming out to nearly twenty songs. He had this to say:

Obviously we have two albums here, in case you didn't pick up on that. First one is Gold Cobra. Due soon.

So now, not only are we getting a release date for Gold Cobra, but we are teased with the promise of a SECOND new album to follow! If you are a Limp Bizkit fan, that is news to get excited for! Gold Cobra and the as-yet-unnamed second new album are the first to be released by the band since 2005, and the first to feature the entire original band lineup since 2000.

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other New Rock announcements.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Foo Fighters!

FINALLY! We have new music from the Foo Fighters! Below, you'll find the music video for the Foo Fighters' new song "White Limo" from their upcoming new album Wasting Light which is set to be released on April 12th.

The video features Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead.

It rules.

You'll enjoy it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Are You Hungry for New Limp Bizkit?

Fred Durst sure is. For fans of Limp Bizkit that have been waiting impatiently since late 2009 for the release of Limp Bizkit's new album Gold Cobra, Durst has finally spoken.

The new record (which is Limp Bizkit's first full-length album since 2003's Results May Vary, and the first to feature the collaboration of the band's entire original lineup since 2000's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water) has been in the making since 2009. Recording ended in March 2010, the album was supposedly mixed in the following months, and then multiple release dates were set and then rescheduled throughout the remainder of the year. Many fans were left wondering what the hell was going on, including myself.

Now, finally, we have received news right from the source. On February 9th on his Twitter page, Fred Durst posted the following Tweet:
"Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra should be mixed and ready to press by the end of February."
This came as a surprise to all of us that were under the impression that the album was already mixed, as had been announced in early 2010, adding further mystery to the entire situation. At any rate, we at least now have a clue.

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other New Rock announcements.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Call to Arms: Music and the Super Bowl

I should re-title this blog. The reason being is because it implies that there was actually "music" at the Super Bowl. There wasn't. If you watched the big game last night, then you know what I'm talking about.

First of all, since when is Christina Aguilera relevant? Is it too much to ask for the Super Bowl to pick a musical performer that people give a sh*t about? Apparently it is. Secondly, can we please get some actual talent to perform at the Super Bowl? How hard is it really to find someone that won't make me want to lie down on the highway after sitting through listening to them?

Let's take a look at this year's lineup...

Girl that sang "America the Beautiful" - I don't know her name. I don't care. I wasn't impressed with her rendition. It was very mediocre and generic. That I've never heard of her is another strike against her since I work around music and still didn't know who she was.

Christina Aguilera - Probably the worst rendition of the National Anthem that I've ever heard in my life came from this fine specimen. She butchered it. Not only did she forget the words to it (words that we all learned in kindergarten), but her delivery was terrible. Just awful. She sounded like an opera singer without a throat.

The Black Eyed Peas - Do I even really need to go there? Having to witness the Super Bowl Halftime Show with the Black Eyed Peas was so bad, it was like listening to an album by the Black Eyed Peas while being brutally raped by Ben Roethlisberger at the same time.

Slash - He showed up for about ten seconds before fleeing the stage. Where the f*** did he think he was going? He was the only thing that could have saved the Halftime Show! Though he probably left so soon because he realized just how horrible the show was and couldn't bear to be associated with such trash. I don't blame you Slash, BUT...the fact that you were a part of the show at all earns you negative points. Being that you are Slash, you should have known better, sir.

Greasers, I think that the time has come for a revolution. It's time that we raised our voices up and put a stop to this nonsense. I'm tired of having to endure terrible acts at the Super Bowl. The last really decent act we had was Prince a few years back. I'll admit that I enjoyed his Halftime Show. He rocked it. I also enjoyed last year's performance of The Who, despite that fact that I heard a lot of people giving them flack. So what if they were out of sync? The fact that the two of them are still performing when they are both something like 200-years-old should be commended.

The point is this: even the decent shows at the Super Bowl are still pretty sucky. It's time to get some real talent in the musical acts. How about the Foo Fighters? Or Linkin Park? Or freakin' Metallica, for crying out loud?

Something needs to be done about the quality of the music at the Super Bowl. It's time for a change.

Am I alone in this?

Monday, January 31, 2011


A few months back, RATM hinted at the possibility of putting out a new album after some strong turnouts at some overseas shows. I told you I would say something as soon as I heard something. Well, I heard something.

Rage Against the Machine is, indeed, working on putting a new album together as evidenced by this quote from lead singer Zack de la Roche:

We are all bigger and more mature and we do not fall into the problems we faced 10 or 15 years ago. This is different and we project a lot: we are working on a new album due out next year, perhaps summer for the northern hemisphere.

The quote was made by de la Roche back in October of 2010 during an interview with a Chilean newspaper. I even went through the trouble to translate it for you.

How freakin' sick is this news?! Are you excited? I'll keep you informed when I learn more.

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other New Rock announcements.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Fountain of Fail

So this girl is now taking legal action against the mall becasue of this video. Not to worry, defendants...just give her a cell phone and she'll be too distracted to formulate clear thinking, much less press charges. You can thank me for my genius later.

Enjoy the video.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"It's Another One of Those F**kin' Foo Fighters!"

The Foo Fighters are completely finished with the recording process on their new record. All that is left to do is release the thing. In the meantime, they've decided to torment us with a short tease of a new song that should be hitting 97.9X any day now.

Click the link below to hear the first few seconds of "Famous Last Words"

Foo Fighters Tease

We will keep you posted regarding the status of the new album.

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other New Rock announcements.