“I am sickened and disgusted by the use of ‘Crazy Train’ to promote messages of hate and evil by a ‘church,’” singer OZZY OSBOURNE said in response to news that Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church used lyrics from his song at events surrounding Tuesday’s (10/6/10) Snyder v. Phelps Supreme Court hearing. An attorney–a daughter of the church’s founder, along with her sister–paraphrased lyrics from OSBOURNE’s “Crazy Train” at a post-Supreme Court hearing press conference in Washington D.C.
The church is described by the Wall Street Journal (10/6/10) as a “tiny Kansas church…[that]…preaches that U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are punishment for American’s tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.” As the Examiner.com noted (10/6/10) of the church, “their flamboyant demonstrations at the funerals of non-gay service members, using the events to highlight their belief that military deaths overseas are justified punishment for U-S tolerance of homosexuality. (‘You’re Going to Hell,’ ‘Thank God for Dead Soldiers,’ and ‘God Hates You’ are popular Westboro slogans.).”
ALBUM IN STORES OCTOBER 25, 2010 PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW
Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s latest masterpiece from his STAR ONE project hits stores in just a few weeks. In celebration of this hard rock and heavy metal site Arjen has uploaded a brand new video trailer for the album below
Fans still have the opportunity to pre-order “Victims of the Modern Age” at The Laser’s Edge. There will be three versions available for pre-order: the standard CD, the import digipak that includes a bonus disc and two different bundle packages. One package includes the standard version of the album and an exclusive STAR ONE t-shirt and one that includes the import digipak version of the album and an exclusive STAR ONE t-shirt. Pre-order your copy here at the link below:
The song “Earth That Was” is available for streaming on at Noisecreep at http://www.noisecreep.com/2010/09/22/star-one-earth-that-was-song-premiere/ Lucassen told Noisecreep, “I wanted the new STAR ONE album to be heavier and more guitar-oriented than the first one. So I spent weeks trying out loads of guitar amps, microphones and speakers to dial in my ultimate dream guitar sound.”
With a career spanning more than three decades, composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen has firmly established himself worldwide as driving force in progressive rock and launches his musical spacecraft towards the galaxy of bombastic sci-fi rock again in 2010. STAR ONE “Victims of the Modern Age”, the follow-up to the STAR ONE debut album, “Space Metal” (2002) will be released on October 29th (G/A/S) / November 1st (Europe) / October 25th (North America) via InsideOut Music.
Arjen Lucassen’s Star One
“Victims Of The Modern Age”
Release Date North America: October 25th 2010
Release Date GAS: October 29th 2010
Release Date Europe: November 1st 2010
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Kick ass rock and roll!! What more can I say about the debut from Tallahassee, Florida rockers Dirty Skirty? Dirty Skirty’s debut album Long Live Rock N’ Roll sounds like a rockin’ mix of AC/DC & Buckcherry with the swagger of Aerosmith. Don’t confuse Dirty Skirty as another AC/DC clone though. They are much better than that.
Singer Luke Stephens often sounds like he could be stand in for Josh Todd, and appears to be a better song writer than the Buckcherry front man. His vocals are great all throughout Long Live Rock N’ Roll, and the songs are so catchy that I bet you will be singing along with most of the songs after the second spin of the CD. Jeff Allen completely nailed the hard rock sound that I love with his heavy guitar riffs.
Long Live Rock N’ Roll blasts off with the rocker “Ride” and doesn’t look back. Dirty Skirty has managed to dish out an all killer, no filler CD with tunes you will be proud to crank up!
Rating: Out of 10
01 – Ride
02 – King Sleaze
03 – Red Light Go
04 – Dirty Angel
05 – Virgin Slayer
06 – Long Live Rock N ‘Roll
07 – Playin ‘With Girls
08 – Loud
09 – Spill Your Heart Out Tonight
10 – All The Way
Dirty Skirty is:
Luke Stephens – Lead Vocals
Jeff Allen – Guitar, Vocals
Evan Garnell – Bass, Vocals
Eric Allen – Drums
Check out the new video clip “Riding Against The Wind” From Bret Michaels below.