December 2010

2010, a Year in review, KICKACTS and more….

Well, here I am at the end of another year of life on this great big blue bubble called Planet Earth that is floating around in space 🙂 it’s a nice place to be!! As Gene Simmons would say, “Any day above ground is a good day” ( Hope he won’t sue me for quoting him)…But
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Over 40 and still playing music. Is it over?

Ok, so I got this idea off of Metal Sludge. It’s a call out or is it a wakeup call for anyone and everyone playing that has reached a point like I have that I guess it wasn’t in the cards for me to be successful on a level that I would consider “successful” for
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Toni Iommi on the Paranoid Guitar Lick

from: Der! Der! Der! Da-na-na-na, da-na-na-na! ‘Paranoid’ is arguably your most famous guitar riff. Legend tells it that the song was a very late addition to the album? “In those days, you didn’t have tape recorders. You had to play riffs, keep playing them and remember them. We were recording the album [‘Paranoid’, 1970]
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Mike Portnoy ..Oh No, Tears Are Falling....

Everyone sing now!! OH NOOO<<<TEARS ARE FALLING!!!!! Dream Theater doesn’t want him back either…….chuck Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has revealed that he made a recent attempt to rejoin his former bandmates but was rebuffed by the group he formed and led for 25 years. Writing on his official forum, Portnoy states, “Just for the
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Hit Pause; Reboot or reload? by Bert Chancellor

by Bert Chancellor on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 8:18pm In my thirty-eight years I’ve been given several opportunities to give up. Problems come and problems go. My mother used to joke that perhaps our family got this “life thing” all wrong. Maybe we weren’t going about it the right way. She used to remark
Read More Former GUNS N’ ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan was asked by a reader of his column, which appears on Reverb at, what his take is on the analogue vs. digital debate. “Yeah, well, in a whole shit-ton of ways, digital music fucking killed my business,” Duff replied. “Back when CDs
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King Diamond 54, triple heart bypass...

That’s pretty young to be having this done.Wonder if his 26 year old wife wore out his heart?..(chuck) from Livia Zita (pictured below), the 26-year-old wife of 54-year-old Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond (real name: Kim Bendix Petersen; MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND), has issued the following update: “Let me catch you all
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