EMPERORS AND ELEPHANTS sneak peek video!

Posted onApril 1, 2015
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The Chicago, IL based band released Devil in the Lake via Pavement Entertainment
in January of 2014. On April 27th they will release a brand new music video
for their single “Change” off of the record and on May 5th the band will
re-release the record with 9 bonus tracks that will include acoustic takes
and demos of the songs you may already know!

For the awesome interview with E&E click <HERE>!

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TOUR DATES

April 4, 2015    Moline, IL                     Rascal's Live

April 7, 2015    Macomb, IL                    The Outskirts  w/ Saving Abel

April 25, 2015  South Barrington, IL            Penny Road Pub

June 6, 2015     Frindley, MN                   Pickle Park w/ Jake E. Lee's
Red Dragon Cartel

July 18, 2015    Cadott, WI                     Rock Fest

 

Emperors and Elephants “MAN OF GOD” (official video)

Posted onSeptember 19, 2014
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To check out their awesome interview hit the link!

http://www.kickacts.com/2014/07/18/kickacts-interviews-randy-cooper-of-emperors-and-elephants/

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Here’s an excerpt!

 

Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect
to hear. 

Ron Stoppable can build anything with his hands.  Jeff Windish is super
smart, and a recording engineer that did a big part of our DEVIL IN THE
LAKE CD. Jason Meudt does all our merch and dog tags. works for Dean
Guitars and does all their filming, is a photographer and did all the art
work and Videos for our record. Jesse is always coming up with new topic
and songs and lyrics and plays guitar too. I’m surrounded by BADASSES!

Hypothetical situation. You’re on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up
with only one of the survivors… Which one and why?  

Mary Ann she would be a good partner and Help Mate. Someone to work
together with.

Do you know what a vinyl album is and have your ever purchased one? If so,
what was it?

All the KISS records on vinyl.

You’re marooned on an island with Justin Bieber. Do you choke him out the
first night in his sleep or what?

Try work together and we will see how it goes

KickActs interviews Randy Cooper of “Emperors and Elephants”

Posted onJuly 18, 2014
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10419999_10204185358658373_6806969979779614396_nWelcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and were you can
be found online.

I’m Born and Raised in Dumas Texas, Moved to Denison Texas at 16. Founded
and started the band Texas Hippie Coalition in 2003-2012. Now in the band
EMPERORS AND ELEPHANTS out of Chicago. Signed to Pavement records. Touring
our brand new record released January 21st, 2014. DEVIL IN THE LAKE. I’m
living in Pittsburgh PA.

 

 

Who are your musical heroes and influences? Why?

Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, DIMEBAG, and Zakk Wylde. I play guitar
because of these guys and learned how to play from them. I’ve had the GREAT
Honor of Opening shows for PANTERA and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. I’m a Texas guy
so I met DIME and PANTERA at 17 and soon after that was opening many shows
for PANTERA in the North Texas area.

Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in the music
business?

Learn all you can by watching and listening to other people. Don’t let
ANYONE tell you You can’t do it, because YOU CAN!!! Don’t fry your brain on
Drugs and Alcohol cause you’re gonna need it. DON’T EVER GIVE UP OR QUIT!!!

What piece of advice did you ignore that you wish you hadn’t?  

I could have taken band in school as a kid but I chose to take sports.
You couldn’t do both, but I loved sports

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Do you have a greatest gig story or worst gig horror story you’d like to
share?

Playing on the Jerry Springer show and playing the Brazilian National
Anthem in San Paolo Brazil in front of 1000,000 people

Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps?
Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of peckers or
boobs?  Make sock puppets? Sit in the dark and eat Cheetos?

I enjoy family time with my kids and girlfriend, fishing, boating,
camping, I’m so outdoors I hate being stuck in the house during winter. I
love spring and summer, Lakes and Water.

What do you think about the current music scene or lack of? Care to
address that?

I miss music like the 80s. Every band was Killer and exciting to see
Live. I’m glad I learned to play from the guitar players of the 80s. they
were the BEST.

Do you think reality shows like American Idol, X factor and The Voice
have helped or hurt the music industry as a whole?

It gave people a chance to be heard that the world might have never had a
chance to hear.

What is your opinion of unauthorized music downloads? 

It’s Killing our record sells and downloads, and making it real hard for
bands to survive.

 Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect
to hear. 

Ron Stoppable can build anything with his hands.  Jeff Windish is super
smart, and a recording engineer that did a big part of our DEVIL IN THE
LAKE CD. Jason Meudt does all our merch and dog tags. works for Dean
Guitars and does all their filming, is a photographer and did all the art
work and Videos for our record. Jesse is always coming up with new topic
and songs and lyrics and plays guitar too. I’m surrounded by BADASSES!

Hypothetical situation. You’re on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up
with only one of the survivors… Which one and why?  

Mary Ann she would be a good partner and Help Mate. Someone to work
together with.

Do you know what a vinyl album is and have your ever purchased one? If so,
what was it?

All the KISS records on vinyl.

You’re marooned on an island with Justin Bieber. Do you choke him out the
first night in his sleep or what?

Try work together and we will see how it goes.

What is your opinion of Miley Cyrus?

She has a beautiful gift. I hope she gets through the phase she is
going through.

Which would you rather hear in concert?  Lip synching or real vocals?

REAL VOCALS

Who, or what, is the next big thing? 

I’m Hoping and Praying that We are!

One artist you can’t get enough of and can’t live without is…

Zakk Wylde, BLS,   He is a Like a professional athlete on a football team. A machine.
The KING of what a GUITAR HERO should be.

Confession time. Share a secret about yourself.

Broke my neck in a car wreck in 1991. paralyzed from the neck down. Rode
in a wheel chair for almost 2 years, learned how to walk and take care of
myself and retrained myself to play guitar again.  I have no feeling in my
HANDS.

Favorite movie of all time and why.

ROCK STAR movie, cause that’s all I ever wanted to be.

Our last question is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s where you get to
talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT
LOUD”! 

Follow your DREAMS! Follow your HEART. Listen to the VOICES in your
head. And PRAY everyday.

KickActs interviews Tim Jones of “Feel Never Real”

Posted onJune 13, 2014
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Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and were you can be found online.

Well we’re a three piece band from the state of Texas and we can be found on many sites online but our primary 3 are ReverbNation Twitter and Facebook those sites are :

www. ReverbNation com / feel never real

www. Twitter com / feel never real

www. Facebook.com / feel never real

Who are your musical heroes and influences? Why?

We have many different influences, most in the genre of Rock, such as nirvana Guns and Roses, but we’ve even been influenced by older country artists as well such as , Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams Jr and Ronnie Milsap Why, because its what we like.

Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in the music business?

DONT DO IT!!!! :), Naw , its tough tho. You’ve always had to put in the time but it seems to be tougher these days in alot of aspects that weren’t as tough before. Such as the amount of money to be made is somewhat less than before and thats fine just dont expect to be a multi millionaire and you’d be alright.

Touring is definitely tough as well not alot of people can eat the same sandwich for a month! ! 🙂

What piece of advice did you ignore that you wish you hadn’t?

we weren’t given alot of advice, unfortunately we really didnt know anyone in the industry when we moved to Dallas area so we got taken for lots of rides, but still thats how u learn. Ive shared some advice with others that im sure they wished they’d listened to

Do you have a greatest gig story or worst gig horror story you’d like to share?

definitely have had some awesome ones and some bad ones , the awesome ones are generally filled with people and they’re all singing the songs but nothing really specific without divulging some graphic information 🙂

Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of peckers or boobs? Make sock puppets? Sit in the dark and eat Cheetos?

Personally I love drag racing and more specifically 1/8th mile track, I have a truck I like to race and also have some friends with actual fast cars that are fun to be apart of as well

What do you think about the current music scene or lack of? Care to address that?

67317_10151527046758582_382955774_nIts definitely weird, not near as many bands pushing to get thru and venues are drying up, so its a definite chang, hopefully its just a phase , but who knows

Do you think reality shows like American Idol, X factor and The Voice have helped or hurt the music industry as a whole?

well if u ever get to look at a “contract” from those folks run unless u want to be a famous , poor, puppet

 

What is your opinion of unauthorized music downloads?

I dont really think there’s much to be done about it, that genie is out of the bottle. Bout all I think we can do is embrace it and hope those folks come to shows.

Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear.

I am a idiot (Tim)

Shea dances real well

And Mat is Shelley’s new boyfriend (sick in the head)

Hypothetical situation. You’re on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the survivors… Which one and why?

Maryann im into the girl next door type

Do you know what a vinyl album is and have your ever purchased one? If so, what was it

When I was young I found a record player of my parents, so one day I was at the pawn shop and saw “appetite for destruction” on vinyl and remembered my older brother said it was awesome, so 5 $ bought my first record! ! So yeah I know 🙂

You’re marooned on an island with Justin Bieber. Do you choke him out the first night in his sleep or what?

Naw im afraid im a talkin kind of person so I figure someone’s better than nothing to talk to

What is your opinion of Miley Cyrus?418765_10151133121653582_1985904658_n

She’s obviously talented like her or not, its a shame to me that she’s surrounded by label and management folks that encourage her demise for a spectacle to sell records

Which would you rather hear in concert? Lip synching or real vocals?

Backing tracks to me are a joke , no band should do this

 Who, or what, is the next big thing?

Honestly who knows, hopefully we are 🙂

One artist you can’t get enough of and can’t live without is…

Beatles truthfully

Confession time. Share a secret about yourself.

I love people, but I really enjoy kind of keeping to myself I’m not shy I just like to observe people

Favorite movie of all time and why.

The aviator I really like the cinematography it just has a real feel for the depiction of the time I think it’s pretty awesome Howard Hughes tells the US government to kiss his ass more or less

Our last question is called “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”!

We are beginning to tour this summer and are looking forward to seeing is many fans as we can so please if you see we’re making it to your town come out and see us you won’t regret it

 

Anderson Cooper reporting on the “Serial Pooper”

Posted onMay 9, 2014
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improper_poopingHouston Texas has a serial pooper on the loose!…If this was in India or some other third world Country it would not even make the news! Those people poop everywhere and anywhere. But in Houston Texas this is funny as heck! Poop on Poop off!

And yea its pretty gross… But he is probably paying back someone for having their dog crap on his lawn.

 

Ray Price’s final message to fans

Posted onDecember 12, 2013
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“I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years and I hope I haven’t let them down. I am at peace. I love Jesus. I’m going to be just fine. Don’t worry about me. I’ll see you again one day.”

Ray Price

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You know…He is approaching something we all will have to do one day. He is at peace with it. Pretty powerful man and a powerful message. At this time please remember him and his family in prayer and while you are at, please remember your loved ones too.

Chuck

Here is more from the article:

http://www.kltv.com/story/24205295/country-music-legend-ray-price-leaving-hospital-to-go-home-to-mount-pleasant?utm_content=buffer82cdb&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Buffer

Here is Ray’s facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ray-Price/368389809921178

 

 

 

 

 

Death Row confessions from Texas

Posted onAugust 1, 2013
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and their crimes… For all you curious and sick bastards out there! Pretty interesting site. Texas don’t play around. Since 1977 Texas death row inmates get out of here pretty easily compared to how they took out most of their victims. Death by Lethal injection instead of through old “Sparky”. I think it would better going to sleep and “passing over” than being cooked from the inside out by Thomas Edison’s or Nikola Tesla’s electricity  invention. Depending on which side of the argument you want to be on.

chuck

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Here is one “last statement” quote from an inmate getting ready to be executed and there are hundreds more and the crimes they were committed to death for from other death row inmates.

Date of Execution:

June 12, 2013

Offender:

Elroy Chester, #999280

Last Statement:

I just want to say I don’t want you to have hate in your heart for me, because I took your loved one. I know it doesn’t mean anything; I told the truth because I feel like you should know who killed your loved one. God watches everything. Don’t hate me, if you do, you’ll have to deal with Him later. For me, live your life but don’t hate me. I’m sorry for taking your loved one.

Ms. Suzy, Susan, thank you for fighting for me in the courts. Thank you for supporting me for all these years. Elroy Chester wasn’t a bad man, I knew me. A lot of people say I didn’t commit those murders, I really did it.

That’s my statement. Warden, you can go ahead.

 

Pretty damn scary considering they are seconds from meeting their maker and knowing they are. I wonder how many have An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridgemoment? And who in the hell will know that story reference besides me???

(I wonder how many other writers will jack this post and rewrite it and make it their own? lol…I can think of a couple, no hard feelings but how bout a shout out and at least tag Kickacts)

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And now for the show you have been waiting for…Click this link

http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/death_row/dr_executed_offenders.html