Continuing their month-long celebration of Metallica’s upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Fuse TV recently went to Manchester, England to
document the band’s true feelings about what it means to receive rock’s greatest honor.
In just a few words, frontman James Hetfield shared his thoughts: “When you hit the stage and start playing and you look them in the eye, dude, it’s over,
man!!! That’s the ultimate drug, the ultimate dream, the ultimate feeling, and we are addicted to it.”
Watch the world premiere of this brand new Metallica documentary: “Metallica: In Their Own Words” on Monday, March 30 at 9 p.m. on Fuse and then tune in again
on April 4th at 9p.m. to see the band be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame live!
A preview of the documentary can be viewed below.
Vic Rivera from Adriangale and Poley/Rivera posted the following update on his blog:
Very sorry for the lack of communication to most of you from my end – I have been keeping a very busy work schedule (more than ever believe it or not, and in spite of what some may think) and it’s pretty demanding on my time management – see below. As a result, I don’t get to respond to all of the mail I get here, but to all of my friends – please know that everyone’s friendship means worlds to me. To my fans, your support is appreciated more than I can ever express!
Ted and I are keeping a fair pace these days: please see my upcoming show schedule for details on our appearances at Z Rock’s shows in England and Canada this coming May and August, respectively. We will also be once again appearing at Concert Under The Stars with Eric Martin (Mr. Big) in King of Prussia, PA in August as well – details on that show will follow shortly. Ted’s also working on some other appearances for us…stay tuned…
In the studio: I’ve been working towards wrapping the writing/playing/producing of seven songs for Justin Murr’s latest edition of his acclaimed Liberty & Justice Project, which has me collaborating with the talents of Harry Hess and Pete Lesperance (formerly of Harem Scarem), Robert Mason and Jerry Dixon (Warrant), CJ Snare and Bill Leverty (Firehouse), Les Carlson (Bloodgood), Oz Fox (Stryper, Bloodgood), Marq Torien (Bulletboys), Kerri Kelli (Alice Cooper) and, of course my brother-in-arms Ted Poley! (Hopefully, there will be one more
VERY big name singer included in this mix, pending his review and acceptance of one of the tunes I have written for this…) It’s been pretty exciting to be a part of this thing and it will be a special CD when it is finished; unending thanks to Justin Murr for bringing me on board. Props to my greatly talented friends Mike Ledesma, John Pine and Kelli McCloud (whose backing vocals will be featured on the release) for helping out with all of the guide vocal tracks!
I have also just completed work with Ted on writing and recording vocals for an upcoming video game…Ted’s prior work with Sega (Sonic The Hedghog’s SONIC HEROES, etc) was the catalyst here and I thank brother Ted for making me a part of this world because it should lead to a nice expansion to my line of work! Next up, commercials, movie scoring….well, it’s a long way before I’m there but HOPEFULLY that may figure into my future!
PLENTY of other stuff happening concurrently in addition to the above:
- I’m working on new Poley/Rivera material; I am endeavoring to FINALLY get around to RPG this year (no, I will not rest until we get that project off the ground, my brothers Pelata and Gravley);
- I’ve begun discussions with talented Ruben Gomez (Kings Harem, Menudo) towards a collaboration; he and Ted also happen to be very good friends and Ted will accordingly be in the mix as well. This promises to be interesting, fun and exciting!
- On top of all of this, I’m about to seriously upgrade my recording studio, so that’s going to take a bit of time to assemble and sort out, but it will be well worth the effort to keep up with the latest technology as it will make the recording and producing process MUCH more efficient – in turn, helping ME to be much more efficient with my time!
- Lastly, I’m hopeful that at some point this year I can get started on recording new CRUNCH material but THAT will probably have to wait ’till 2010 – all of the guys and I have various things going on in our professional and personal lives but when we’re ready, we will reconvene with guns BLAZING!
Well, there you have it. Quite long-winded but you all know me, when I’ve been gone a while I tend to try and give an accounting for it. Thanks to everyone for all of your friendship and support. Stay well and see ya soon!
Chickenfoot, the new band featuring Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith, has sent out a new greeting, and has new songs for you to listen to.
Check out “Soap On A Rope” and “Down The Drain” at this link.
Saving Abel, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, and Aveneged Sevenfold came to the Bank of Kentucky Center, February 23rd, for this brand new arena’s first ever rock show.
Saving Abel seems to be the band I always miss when I attend these multi-band concerts. The start time for this concert was 6:30, which seems damn near impossible for me to make. I missed Saving Abel at another show last year when they opened for Airbourne and Theory of A Deadman.
While I can’t speak of how Saving Abel was, we made it the Bank of Kentucky Center just in time for Papa Roach. Both JT and I agreed that the band sounded better than they did at Cruefest. Papa Roach whipped out a few new songs off of their up and coming CD, “Metamorphisis” including “Lifeline” and “Hollywood Whore”, as well as a bunch of their hits including: “Last Resort”, “Getting Away With Murder”, “Scars”, “To Be Loved”, “Dead Cell and “Between Angels & Insects”. It was a fairly short set, but a very good one. Jacoby Shaddix knows how to get a crowd going, and commands the stage well. During the set, he ran out into the stands to join the fans while singing a song. He did this at Cruefest too, but it is still a cool move on his part, and the fans loved it. Jacoby was one hard person to photograph, as he is constantly moving. He never stands still during Papa Roach’s set. After several blurred atempts at catching a picture of him live, I gave and decided to enjoy the rest of the show.
Buckcherry is the second band from the Cruefest Alumni to take the stage in this show. They were a co-headliner with Avenged Sevenfold for this concert. As a result, they were far better than their appearance last summer with Motley Crue.
Buckcherry had a massive screen behind the drum kit that played random images throughout the whole concert. I thought Josh Todd and company sounded a hell of a lot better during this show as well. Buckcherry performed a set that mostly from their albums “15” and “Black Butterfly” but there were was some of their older tunes in there too. The set list had the following songs in no certain order: “Rescue Me”, “Don’t Go Away”, “Too Drunk”, “Everything”, “Lit Up”and the crowd pleaser “Crazy Bitch”. This version of “Crazy Bitch” was truer to the recorded song. No Billy Squier “Stroke It” mixed in, just the song as it was intended. It was MUCH better this way. I loved every minute of the Buckcherry set, but I must admit that Josh Todd is one vulgar, mo fo. While his antics didn’t bother me, his language and sexual innuendos would not be for the feint of heart, and definitely not for kids. Leave the kiddies at home if your going to see Buckcherry folks! Everyone else, get your ass to the show. Buckcherry is one hell of a good headliner. I thought they were going to be a hard act to follow, but Avenged Sevenfold soon proved me wrong.
The intermission between the Buckcherry and A7X sets was absolutely ridiculous, and the crowd was getting extremely impatient. Tempers were flaring and fights were starting a little too often.
When Avenged Sevenfold took the stage, I can only describe the crowd at this show as chaotic. Crowd surfing, and mosh pits consumed quite a bit of the floor. This was an open floor concert, no assigned seats on the floor, so the crowd was extra rowdy. This was my first time seeing A7X, and I thought they were a lot better than I expected them to be. They had a massive lighting rig, and one of the biggest drum kits I have ever seen at a live event.
Their set list included the following songs: “Critical Acclaim”, “Afterlife”, “The Beast and the Harlot”, “Scream”, “Dear God”, “Bat Country”, “Gunslinger”, “Unholy Confessions” and “Almost Easy”.
As a whole, A7X rocked hard, and the crowd never settled down until the last note was played. I thought the guitar solo of Synnester Gates was a little on the nerdy side. This guy is a pretty talented player, but his solo was somewhat disappointing. Aside from the long wait, and the lackluster guitar solo, Avenged Sevenfold put on a good show.
As a whole, this concert was well worth the money spent. If you get the chance, definitely catch these bands live!
Tattooed Millionaires are giving away six free downloads through True Anthem. The following songs are available for download: “Subsonic”, “Laid In the U.S.A.”, “Are You Ready For the Heat”, “We’re In For A Bad Spell”, “Bad Boys And Astronauts” and “There Goes The Neighborhood”. Get them at this link!