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?