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AC/DC’s first video with Axl Rose tour invitation!

I am not sure it’s a good fit but it will go down in history for sure!

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From the :UltimateClassicRock

AC/DC Post Tour Invitation Video With Axl Rose

AC/DC will bring their Axl Rose experiment to Lisbon on May 7, and have posted a short video inviting fans to come out for the show.

In the clip, which you can watch above, Rose is seated alongside Angus Young and Cliff Williams as the three share their enthusiasm for the upcoming gig. “Lisbon, here we come,” says Young. “We’re really excited to be here in Portugal. We’re here to give you a great rock show, so we hope to see you all there.”

“Absolutely,” adds Rose. “We’re very excited to be there.”

“We’ll see you on Saturday,” says Williams, ending the clip with a thumbs up

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Posted by Chuck Gee - May 5, 2016 at 7:14 AM

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson “Kicked to the Curb” according to

his friend Jim BreuerIf the story is true, it doesn’t look like the AC/DC camp are nice people…

From: The Music

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Following on from reports that AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson would stop touring with the band due to hearing issues, a close friend of the vocalist has come out and said that he was “kicked to the curb”.

CantonRep.com reports that Johnson told comedian and friend Jim Breuer – whose new rock album the AC/DC vocalist sung on — the news after a show at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre in Florida last week.

The band’s situation was then broadcast to listeners of Breuer’s podcast, The Metal In Me.

In the new podcast which was posted today, Breuer claims Johnson was dumped after telling Angus Young the full extent of his hearing issues.

“[Brian] said that he called and let [AC/DC and Young] know, ‘Hey this is what the doctor said, but let’s try to figure this out. I don’t think it’s as bad as he said it is.’ Literally the next day in the press, it was ‘Brian Johnson, tour cancelled, he’s losing his hearing.’” Breuer revealed.

“[Brian said] ‘I would really like to finish and do some shows. I think we can knock this out.’ Then all his luggage that he toured with showed up at his driveway. There’s been no calls. No, ‘How’s your hearing? How’s your health?’ Boom. ‘Here’s your [stuff], nice to know you.’”

Breuer said Johnson was “depressed” about the situation.

“I’ve never seen him down before. He was upset that he feels like he kind of got kicked to the curb,” Breuer said.

The 10 postponed Rock Or Bust US tour dates will be rescheduled later in the year, but it is unknown who will take over vocal duties, with a guest vocalist said to be likely at this stage.

Here is the Podcast link:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jimbreuerspodcast/2016/03/14/jim-breuers-the-metal-in-me-episode-13-mark-tremonti

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AC/DC over? Brian Johnson Quits…!

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Posted by Chuck Gee - March 15, 2016 at 5:33 AM

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AC/DC over? Brian Johnson Quits…!

AC/DC has taken a few hard hits lately but is this the last straw? If Brian’s hearing is in danger, I don’t blame him for retiring. I wonder how the fans will react to a guest singer to fulfill their postponed concert dates?

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From the Sydney Journal:

With Brian Johnson reluctantly quitting as AC/DC’s singer the question has to be asked: is this the end for AC/DC, not only Australia’s biggest band but one of the world’s biggest?

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/brian-johnson-quits-acdc-now-the-rest-of-the-band-should-go-too-20160308-gndir1.html#ixzz42PH7h7Tf
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Posted by Chuck Gee - March 9, 2016 at 6:05 AM

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Interview with Jaga Glassman!

Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and your band and were you can be found at on the web.

jaga body 1Hi, nice to meet you. Thanks for taking the time to interview me Kick Acts Magazine —really appreciate it! I started out a few years ago fronting a little jazz band in San Diego called the Cedros Jazz Trio. We took our unique Jazzy/Pop sound and played out at all the local venues, like the San Diego Polo club, The UCSD Faculty Club, and various local restaurants and community events. I sent out live recordings of our performances to industry people, hoping for an opportunity to get our sound out there to a larger audience, and my prayers were answered when I was invited to come out to Nashville by the Tyler Music Group.

So it was that in the Spring of 2010, I found myself at the Sound Emporium Studio, on Nashville’s famous Music Row recoding beautiful jazzy/country/pop music with Nashville’s A-listers backing me up. As Michelle Gawley, of TMG told me,” you’ve now been to the top of the mountain…there’s no going back!” And… she was right!! There was no going back! I Loved the Nashville music scene, and the amazing musicians I met! I went back several more times, and after a long, heartfelt talk with producer Will Smith, and then later with Sound Engineer Taylor Pollert, I decided I couldn’t leave Nashville without putting my heart and soul into making a Jazz CD.

Having had such success in Nashville, and continuing on with my growth as a singer/songwriter, I sought out the great songwriter Jeff Blue of Atlantic Records/ Rock Shop Music group, and decided to try out my voice in the Pop genre, co-writing and singing three Pop songs with Jeff Blue and Mike Gonsolin. This was my first Hollywood experience, and I loved every minute of it! There was admittedly a little culture shock, when Instead of Nashville barbeque for creative music writing breaks, I found myself going out for the Hollywood mainstay of raw sushi… and we swapped the time-honored Music Row recording studios for Mike Gonsolin’s Multi-million dollar in-home studio. I must admit though, it was here in this cozy studio that I really learned how to write music!

The final piece of the puzzle, the business side, finally came into play only four or five months ago when I met Maurice Carmon of MLyrics, and learned that one could actually make some money in this business! It was April, and I had just finished shooting my first Music Video in Memphis with the amazing Joe Spike Yung. My husband and I were enjoying a little time at Memphis’s grand Old Peabody Hotel, and as I’ve come to realize… very fortunate for us… Maurice lived an hour outside of Memphis and agreed to make the drive and meet with us. My husband and I proceeded to bombard Mr. Carmon with questions for over an hour, which he graciously answered… the theme of which was ‘”How does one make any money in this business?” I now had all this great music, and even a music video, but had yet to receive a real royalty check. After that meeting, and many, many more conversations to come, I started to learn that one HAD to take care of the business side, that It wasn’t enough to just put some great music out there. One had to have a budget ,and a team with the right connections! In just the few short months that Maurice has been onboard, I am charting in the TOP 40 CHARTS for JAZZ, and am in the TOP 20 in the INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION, both of which are quite an honor! I am up in over 200 radio stations, and I just had my first radio interview! I feel like my music is definitely getting out there.

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Who are your musical heroes, influences & why?

One of my greatest musical influences would be John Lennon, not only for his musical composition, but for his world view of peace…

 

Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in playing music? Any pitfalls they should avoid?

This is a rewarding, but very tough business to get into, and make any kind of a living with. My advice to anyone getting started is to make sure you have a unique, one-of-a-kind sound that adds something to the world of music. Don’t let anyone try and tell you that you should try and sound like someone who’s making it. I had one publisher tell me that to move my music he needed me to sound more like Adele. Now, why would I want to do that? Adele sounds like Adele, and is doing great being herself! Be your own unique self—it doesn’t get any better than that! Also, while you’re making that great sounding music, please make sure to put together a budget to promote your music! If your music doesn’t make it past your family and friends, you’re not going anywhere!!

 

 Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of boobs?

I am also a visual artist in the genres of Oil painting, graphic Arts and Photography! What can I say? I’ve got that part of my brain in high gear! A few years back, I had a gallery showing of my Artwork at the UC San Diego Faculty Club, while my band entertained them with our music! Best night of my life!

 

“Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!

Hey, I’m all about the creative process! Whether it be music, art, your career, your family, do it all to your best ability! Bring out your creative soul and spirit in everything you do, and don’t ever let anyone try and control you. Your creativeness is God’s gift to you, and your gift to the world.

I like to think of myself as a renaissance woman. I bring my love of Music and Art into every aspect of my life! Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me, God bless!

 

Posted by Chuck Gee - November 29, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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I still get goose bumps everytime

I see this. This is for the underdogs. This is for the ones who where told they didn’t have the ‘right” look. For the “right” to be who you always wanted to be. This is for the bullied…the ones called “stupid punks”..for the ones that didn’t “fit” in.  ..the ones who weren’t born into the “right” families or attended the “right” schools or didn’t wear the “right” clothes. For the ones who are “too young” or “too old”. This is for the dreamers. Day Dreamers. The sky reachers. You may not believe in yourself but I believe in you. Now go for it and let no one stop you…

Posted by Chuck Gee - August 2, 2013 at 8:04 AM

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EMMURE’s singer gets Shocked on stage!

Just goes to show that even with all the safety stuff we have, musicians still run the risk of getting electrocuted putting on a show…Glad to see he is alright!

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Posted by Chuck Gee - May 9, 2013 at 6:34 AM

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Freddie Mercury’s grave found?

Freddie Mercury. By far one of the greatest singers of all time hands down. He was able to take stadiums full of people and have them eating out of his hands. His voice along with the rest of the guys music as Queen have stood the test of time now since the early 70’s…

When Freddie passed away in 1991  due to complications from Aids, he was cremated according to his beliefs. Fans speculated for years his ashes where scattered but recently a fan stumbled upon this inscription in a cemetery, “In Loving Memory of Farrokh Bulsara”. Freddie’s birth name.

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  For the interesting article and photos go here.

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 One of my favorite Queen songs!

 

Posted by Chuck Gee - March 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM

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NeverStar’s “Lose Control” vid

Badass grooving guitar riffs and no cookie monter vocals! This song is banging!! Kinda sounds like Ann Wilson or Margriet Eshuijs from Lucifer. Remember her??

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Posted by Chuck Gee - November 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM

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Pat Ballard… Authentic Home Grown Music

Like everyone else probably does, I was scrolling through Facebook the other day looking at all the different posts and I came across one of Pat Ballard’s posts about him putting his songs up on ReverbNation. Pat happens to be the main DJ over at Madisonville’s on Power Rock 93.9 WKTG. He can be heard on the “Out to Lunch” program…But he is also a Singer and Songwriter.

And so like I usually do when I see a local video or music player showcasing local talent I give it a listen. Most of the time the songs are “ok”. Not that I am an authority of music. I just know what I like and don’t like… I tried to “make it” in the business and despite some close calls nothing ever came through. So here I am still trying and running to Nashville all the time… but back to my story about Pat. I saw Pat’s ReverbNation player and I hit the play button…

I gave it a listen and man do I have to say “WOW!!!”,

His music is kinda folksy, honest, heart felt, Americana, and more… It reminded me of John Melloncamp and his Midwest “feel”. It’s not Hollywood. Nothing wrong with Hollywood but Hollywood for the most part is fake. Pat’s music is real, down home stuff. You can sit on a front porch and enjoy it with a glass of lemonade or cold beer and watch the sun go down.

His influences? I dunno but I hear Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Willie Nelson, John Melloncamp, Tom Petty,  Bob Dylan and maybe some Michael Stipe all wrapped up in there just to name a few… And those are good influences to have.

If have a few minutes here is the ReverbNation player. Sit back and hit play. I don’t think you will be disappointed. I keep hitting the repeat button on it. My favorite is the “Back Home Blues”. So as I tip back a glass of cold beer and sit on my front porch!  Cheers!

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Posted by Chuck Gee - August 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

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