Without question, the biggest and best Metal festival of 2012 is the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival featuring Motörhead, Slayer, Anthrax, Slayer, Asking Alexandra, As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, White Chapel, Upon A Burning Body, The Breather, Betraying the Martyrs and Dirtfedd.
The band we are most excited about seeing is Motörhead featuring the ultra charming Lemmy Kilmister. When you talk to Lemmy in an interview, he doesn’t mince words….check out this brief Q & A with the Motörhead mastermind below.
6). Most people may not know that you’re an avid reader. What book are you currently reading?
7/13 – Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID (Boise, ID)
7/15 – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
7/16 – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
7/17 – Comfort Dental Amphitheater – Englewood, CO (Denver, CO)
7/19 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis, MO)
7/20 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
7/22 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA (Boston, MA)
7/23 – Parc Jean-Drapeau – (Heavy MTL) - Montreal, QC /www.heavymtl.com
7/24 – Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
7/27 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
7/29 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh, PA)
7/30 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA (Washington DC)
7/31 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
8/2 – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach – Virginia Beach, VA
8/3 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
8/5 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago IL)
8/6 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI (Detroit, MI)
8/7 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis, IN)
8/9 – Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
8/10 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/12 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
8/13 – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/14 – Cruzan Amphitheatre– West Palm Beach, FL
For more information on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, visitwww.rockstarmayhemfest.com.
Former Hanoi Rocks front man Michael Monroe is back with his sixth solo album, Sensory Overdrive.
On his latest CD, Michael has assembled an all-star band to help craft his new tunes. The lineup on this CD features Ginger from the Wildhearts on Guitar, Sammi Yaffa from Hanoi Rocks, Jetboy and the New York Dolls on bass, and Steve Conte from the New York Dolls on guitar. He also has a couple of cool guest stars with Lucinda Williams and Lemmy Kilmister adding some vocals too.
Sensory Overdrive is a little short in length. The eleven songs on Sensory Overdrive clock in just shy of 33 minutes. For most releases that would be a problem, but on this CD you get a bunch of short rockin’ tunes that never fail to entertain.
I don’t if Ginger’s song writing help inspire Michael Monroe on this album, but the songs on this CD are mostly upbeat, and overall, a lot of fun to listen to.
Chances are you have heard the first single “’78″ by now. (If not check it out in the video below). This song is an extremely catchy number that is going please the legion of Michael Monroe & Hanoi Rocks fans out there.
I don’t know what it is about “Got Blood?” that makes me think it would be a good T.V. Show theme song. It is a good tune, but it has that kind of vibe.
“Superpowered Superfly” sounds pretty ridiculous lyrically, but this song is pretty infectious.
“Modern Day Miracle” with its chorus, “Shut up, Stop Talking, Shut up, Stop Talking, You’re Giving Me A Headache” is such a fun tune. I would love to sing this song to some people I know. :)
“Gone Baby Gone” with Lucinda Williams has a country rock feel to it, in the vein of the Eagles. This song works well, and is one of the many highlights on Sensory Overdrive
You would think Michael Monroe’s punk edge rock would be a very good fit for Lemmy Kilmister’s voice, but the marriage of Michael Monroe’s voice with Lemmy’s on “Debauchery As a Fine Art” just doesn’t work for me. It isn’t a bad tune, it is actually pretty fun, but it is nowhere near as good as the rest of the material on Sensory Overdrive.
I have been blasting Sensory Overdrive in my car for nearly a month before writing this review, and it was all I could do to get myself to pull it out of my player. I have been enjoying this disc immensely! This CD will be one of the mainstays of my play list all summer long.
Sensory Overdrive is easily one of the best releases of 2011, and should be sought out by everyone.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Trick Of The Wrist
3. Got Blood?
4. Superpowered Superfly
5. Modern Day Miracle
6. Bombs Away
7. All You Need
8. Later Won’t Wait
9. Gone Baby Gone
10. Center Of Your Heart
11. Debauchery As A Fine Art
Michael Monroe – Vocals
Ginger – Guitars
Steve Conte – Guitars
Sami Yaffa – Bass
Karl Rockfist – Drums
There are two types of hard rock fans in the world. Those who love Motörhead, and everyone else! The thing I love about Motörhead is you always know what you are going to get with each and every release. Motörhead always deliver with short, heavy songs that rock. and that is exactly what you are going to find on Motörhead’s 20th release, The Wörld is Yours. What amazes me about Motörhead, or more importantly, Lemmy Kilmister, is they show no sign of slowing down. Lemmy celebrated his 65th birthday in December, but he still rocks with the best of them. To my ears The Wörld is Yours is one of the strongest Motörhead albums in several years! Lemmy will probably never win an award for vocalist of the year, but if you like Lemmy’s vocals, you will be proud to know that Mr. Kilmister hasn’t lost a thing in 2011. His coarse vocals haven’t changed one bit!
The album starts off with a lot of promise, with the opening song “Born to Lose”, Mikkey Dee sounds like he is going to pound his drums into the floor! This is a great, yet dangerous song to play while driving! You may find yourself speeding down the road, rocking to the high speed rhythm of this tune!
I am a sucker for a cool riff, and long time Motörhead axeman Phil Campbell dishes out a pretty cool one, on “Devil’s In My Head”. This is a good catchy rocker that will sound great live! “Rock ‘N’ Roll Music” is more of a bluesy rocker, that brings AC/DC to mind every time I hear it.
Mikkey Dee takes the song “Outlaw” to the next level for me. His awesome drumming really takes this song up a notch.
If you aren’t head banging after the first minute of “I Know What You Need”, then you need to turn in hard rock fan membership card. This song flat out rocks!
Overall, the strongest tracks on The Wörld is Yours are “Born To Lose”, “The Devil’s In My Head”, “Outlaw”and “I Know What You Need”. There isn’t one song on this CD that doesn’t rock hard. If you are a fan of Motörhead, you will definitely enjoy The Wörld is Yours. If you aren’t a fan, go back to listening to your Lady Ga Ga CD’s. Lemmy and company will keep the rest of us rocking happily!
1. Born To Lose
2. I Know How To Die
3. Get Back In Line
4. Devil’s In My Head
5. Rock ‘N’ Roll Music
6. Waiting For The Snake
7. Brotherhood Of Man
9. I Know What You Need
10. Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye
Lemmy Kilmister – bass guitar, vocals
Phil Campbell – guitar
Mikkey Dee – drums
If you haven’t heard the new Danko Jones song, “Full of Regret”, stop what you are doing, and watch this video clip now! The video below features Lemmy from Motorhead, Selma Blair, Elijah Wood and more! Danko Jones new album, “Below The Belt” will be released on June 8th!
The new episode of ‘Eric Braverman’s The Greatest Music Ever Created And How It Ruined Out Lives’ is now available for viewing. This episode finds Metal Overlorde Eric Braverman first meeting up with Chicago White Sox first baseman and metal enthusiast Paul Konerko. The duo discuss Paul’s favourite band, Metallica, and the power of heavy metal music and, in particular, how it gets him pumped up before a game. Konerko also compares a baseball team’s pre game warmup to a metal
Next Braverman hooks up with the legend known as Lemmy. The Motorhead mainman discusses The Beatles, World War II, video games, his disdain for politicians and of course, the importance of Motorhead in modern culture and society. Eric also finds himself at the mercy of a lunatic director who he just can’t seem to please…
The episode can be viewed at: http://www.killingtimeproductions.com/content/metal/6/
As always,watchuntil the very end, as you never know what may transpire.
What a way for Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead’s legendary frontman, to start the new year: making an an indelible impression on national TV, with the band’s new song from /Motörizer/, “Rock Out” as the soundtrack.
The national cable TV show, LA INK, one of The Learning Channel’s most talked about programs, will be featuring Lemmy getting his three current tattoos touched up by ink vixen, Kat Von D.
As noted on the TLC website:
LA INK- this Thursday, January 8, 2009 – 10:00 PM
This TV feature is a companion piece to the recent Lemmy/Motörhead article in the January, 2009 issue of INKED Magazine, their best-selling issue ever. In it, Lemmy discusses:
- the three tattoos: The Ace of Spades (left forearm), a Capricorn sign (left shoulder) and an Indian shield (right forearm).
- his first tattoo: In 1973 in Dayton, Ohio when he was in Hawkwind. It was a marijuana leaf, which he’s since had covered up because it looked like “a pizza with wings.” It’s now an Indian shield.
- the biggest tattoo disaster he’s seen: A friend of theirs was getting “Born to Lose” tattooed on her arm, and the guy was about to spell it with two o’s – “Born to Loose.” Lemmy saved her just in time.
- some wild Motörhead tattoos he’s seen: Says Lemmy, “A friend of ours in Germany has his entire back covered with the logo and he’s got us tattooed on the sides of his head and chest. He’s got our faces on the calves of his legs.” Now that’s a fan!
**side bar – many of the band’s fans have sent in pix of their very own beloved Motörhead tats. Check ‘em out and send in yours: http://imotorhead.com/mh_for_life.cfm
The hard-livin’ Englishman goes on to talk about politics, strippers, UFOs, sex, gambling, ghosts, porn stars and being a roadie for Jimi Hendrix. Just the normal interview stuff. Oh, and a bit about the Lemmy movie that’s in the works.
TV, film and print. Lemmy…he’s just your typical all-around guy.
EA Partners has rescued publisher-less game Brutal Legend, the next project from celebrated developer Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions.
Brutal Legend had been in Sierra’s stable, but was dropped during the Activision Blizzard merger. The Xbox 360 and PS3 game will now be released in autumn 2009.
Brutal Legend tells the story of heavy metal roadie Eddie Riggs, who is dragged into a fantasy world based on rock culture, where metal titans once ruled and power chords rung from the hilltops.
Armed with a lifelong knowledge of the subject, Riggs sets about returning the world to its former glory, calling forth an army of axe-wielding rock-strocities to help.
“In Brutal Legend you’ll go into a world you haven’t gone into before, which is combinations of every single thing I’ve ever thought was cool in the world altogether in one place,” Tim Schafer told Eurogamer in an interview published today.
Heavy metal stars Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) and Ronnie James Dio (Dio/Black Sabbath) will all lend their voices to the game.
But it’s Jack Black, voicing Eddie Riggs, who Tim Schafer feels is the real star of the show.
“From the beginning, before I even dreamed of having someone of that caliber on the game, we were hoping that we were making a game Jack Black would like,” said Schafer.
“And he’s contributed a lot; he improvises dialogue, he really brings a lot to the character. So he’s been great to have. Not just for the participation, but contributing to the energy and enthusiasm of the project overall.”
Double Fine, of course, was responsible for Psychonauts, the game Eurogamer felt was the best of 2005. So how much better will Brutal Legend be?
“Brutal Legend is the natural evolution of awesome. I think you must take the next step, even if it is a giant step… The next logical, enormous step towards awesomeness that we’ve made,” explained Schafer, not really explaining anything at all. What a talent.
For more information on Brutal Legend, check out this link.