Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Zep Messenger Bag Product Review

This was sent to us from one of our customers.


PRODUCT REVIEW

Led Zeppelin Messenger Bag. Definately a 10, and a must have item!!!

The design was well thought out. It's tough and durable, and made of a "canvas" like material.

It has a shoulder strap, that is adjustable and if you don't want to carry it over your shoulder, you can adjust the strap, conceal it inside the bag, and use the "carry handle" making the bag, more like a "briefcase". It has adjustable straps on the bottom, to cinch it up or let it out. This thing is as big as you want it to be, or as little as you want it to be...it's not at all as bulky as it seems.

When you open the flap, there are several pockets, that vary in size. ONE is the PERFECT size for a cd player and headphones, as well as some cd's. The other pockets are great for your MP3 player or IPOD. Plenty of room for a wallet, or to use as a change pocket.

On the outside of the bag, on both sides, are 2 pockets, perfect for cell phones or whatever you want to put in them. INSIDE the main part of the bag, are 3 very large deep pockets. I tend to store a magazine or two and a book in them.

This is definately a working item. It's perfect size for carry on luggage when flying. Easily accessible for going thru security, and fits nicely into the container for items to be scanned. You might even get a few comments about how neat it is. It's perfect for any type of travel.

Both male and female will enjoy this item. Get yours today, don't wait! Once their gone, they may not be available anymore. I absolutely love mine and use it EVERYDAY.

Vonda O'neil
Claremore, Ok

Thanks Vonda for your review! If you'd like to grab one click on over to Led Zep Messenger Bag.

Zep ladies wallets, postcards, keychains and more!

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David Gilmour: No Floyd reunion

David Gilmour: No Floyd reunion

"There is no Pink Floyd reunion in the pipeline and there will be no Pink Floyd shows anywhere in the world in November - or at any other time."

David Gilmour Music Blog

Oh well there it goes again, high hopes debunked. We really didn't think it would really be true, but always hope for just a glimmer to see The Floyd Machine roll once again. Still happy and glad that David Gilmour is touring and has new music for us the fans to enjoy.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Floyd Dates At RAH

SundayMirror.co.uk - News - News - EXCLUSIVE: FLOYD: WALL MEET AGAIN

PINK Floyd have put an end to their feud â€" and months of speculation - to re-form for their first full concerts in more than 20 years.

The legendary band âA€A" led by famously warring duo Roger Waters and Dave Gilmour plus Nick Mason and Rick Wright â€" will play at least two money-spinning dates at London's Royal Albert Hall later this year.

Following the psychedelic band's successful performance at Live 8, concerts have been pencilled in for November. A source said: "Live 8 felt like a turning point. They are all now looking forward to getting back on stage together."

Are we to believe this or is this again another (rumour) to make us fans go crazy with wild anticipation to only be shot down...sort of like the Pulse DVD one day it's "oh it's coming out such and such a date" then it's "oh it's delayed again". Back n forth, back n forth. We now know that Pulse is set to come out in the fall (Sept) so maybe just maybe they might do a few dates at Royal Albert Hall to promote the DVD, like it really needs any promotion. We've been waiting for this thing for eternity!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Robert Plant w/ Pearl Jam Release

Pearl Jam releasing Robert Plant collaboration By Jonathan Cohen
Fri Jan 27, 6:48 PM ET

NEW YORK (Billboard) - As Pearl Jam nears completion on its new studio album, the group has finalized the track list for its upcoming holiday single, sent annually to members of its Ten Club fan organization.

This year's single will feature a live cover of the Elvis Presley- popularized "Little Sister" with Robert Plant, taped last October in Chicago, as well as demo of the new song "Gone," which was debuted that same month during a show in Atlantic City, N.J.

Robert does a pretty good Elvis style. I always loved how he sounded on the Honey Drippers album. Glad that "Little Sister" will be released :)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Just In Exotic Tops & More!


Valentine's Day Gift Ideas!


New to our catalog are some girls exotic print tops. Great for this spring and summer!


Cool Tops:

Napal Halter Top
Batik String Top
Indian Print Babydoll

Jewelry:

Horoscope Love Match Bracelet
Black Stone Toggle Bracelet
black Ribbon 16" Necklace for pendants


Also just in some patches:

Ozzy Toon Finger
Slayer Logo
Zeppelin color Swan Song Runes
Judas Priest Razor
Skull Crossbones
Mushroom
Dragon Fly
Grateful Dead Bear

Decals:

System of a Down Target
Incubus Circles
AC/DC Cannon
Black Sabbath Purple Logo
Queen Band
Ozzy Ssh

Buttons:

Green Day
Kurt Cobain
Misfits Logo
Iron Cross
Brit Flag
Yin Yang
Pot Leaf
Red Skull
Pentagram Red
Doors Lizard King Button
Floyd WYWH Gear button



Caps/Hats:

Ac/DC Metal Black Fitted
Aerosmith Red Fitted


Misc:

Zeppelin Messenger Bag (back in stock)
Zeppelin Hermit Candle Tin
Zeppelin License Plate Frame
Zeppelin MP3 Player Case
Rolling Stones MP3 Player Case

Go shopping

Robert Plant Tour Dates

Robert Plant Tour Dates:

Sun 03/12/06 Neumarkt, GER Jurahalle

Wed 03/15/06 Amiens, FRA Cirque Jules Verne

Fri 03/17/06 Rouen, FRA Zenith

Sat 03/18/06 Angers, FRA Parc Des Expositions

Mon 03/20/06 Reims, FRA Cartonnerio

Tue 03/21/06 Lille, FRA Aeronef

Fri 03/24/06 Tunis, TUN Festival Mediterranean De La Guitar

Mon 03/27/06 Montpellier, FRA Zenith Montpellier

Tue 03/28/06 Saint Etienne, FRA Palais De Congres

Thu 03/30/06 Pau, FRA Le Zenith

Fri 03/31/06 Clermont, FRA Zenith

Sun 04/02/06 Mulhouse, FRA Parc Des Expositions

Wed 04/05/06 Amsterdam, NET Heineken Music Hall

Fri 04/07/06 Amneville, FRA Galaxie


For Robert Plant tees and Zeppelin tees check our Zep Closet.

Floyd's Pulse Delayed Again

Pink Floyd's 'Pulse' delayed
25 Jan 2006

The legendary rockers' last concert captured.

Its good news for Pink Floyd fans as their first ever concert appearance, captured almost 12 years ago at London's Earls Court, has been given a release date. What may not be quite so encouraging, however, is the nine-month wait.

EMI Records have today confirmed the release date for the two disc DVD as September 19, citing technical additions and modifications as the reason.

One of theses days will get it. In the meantime there is always David Gilmour's CD coming out in March.

Aerosmith/Cheaptrick Tour Dates

Aerosmith w/ Cheap Trick

March 2006
2 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live
4 - Pensacola, FL - Civic Center
7 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
9 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
12 - Hershey, PA - Giant Center
15 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena
17 - East Lansing, MI - Breslin Events Center
19 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
21 - London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre
23 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
25 - Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
27 - Peoria, IL - Civic Center Arena
29 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Arena
31 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center

April 2006
2 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
5 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Credit Union Centre
7 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
9 - Vancouver, British Columbia - GM Place

Saturday, January 21, 2006

The Big Bang - Los Angeles Times

The Big Bang - Los Angeles Times


The Big Bang
Dan Neil
Once upon a time, giants thundered across the land: Moon, Bonham, Baker, Palmer. These sweaty and indifferently groomed young men gave the world that curious and hard-to-love artifact of rock, the drum solo.

Won't somebody please hold up a flaming lighter?


For a couple of decades—from, say, 1967, the release of the first Vanilla Fudge album with Carmine Appice on skins, to the break-up of the Police, when drummer Stewart Copeland and Sting could at last no longer stand the sight of each other—the drum solo was a reliable part of arena rock's audio furniture.

And I was there. Nazareth. Black Sabbath. Pink Floyd. Yes. Emerson Lake and Palmer. Blue Oyster Cult. Aerosmith. Queen. The Who. Jethro Tull. I'm one of those few survivors who saw Led Zeppelin in concert—how quaint that sounds now—and heard John Bonham play the furious and fundamental "Moby Dick," with its phase-shifted tympani, tom-toms played barehanded like Indian tabla, machine-gun triplets and cymbals hissing like lava pouring into the sea.

It's been 25 years since Bonham's tragically clichéd drummer's death—choking on his own vomit during an alcoholic blackout—and while he is sorely missed, the same can't be said of the drum solo per se. Somewhere along the way, the drum solo became a rock-and-roll punch line of the "More cowbell!" variety. Among the top concert draws of 2005, the Rolling Stones didn't break stride to give Charlie Watts—an exceptional jazz drummer when not propping up Mick and the lads—a 20-minute showcase; neither did U2 step aside for an intimate moment with drummer Larry Mullen Jr., because if they did, well, just think of the crush at the snack bar.

The passing of rock drum solos was so unlamented that I might have missed it but for a new DVD by Neil Peart called "Anatomy of a Drum Solo." Peart is the drummer/percussionist for the arena rock institution Rush and is widely considered the greatest living rock drummer. By my calculation, Peart is also the most prolific drum soloist ever. In its astounding 31-year history with its original lineup, Rush has spent more time on the road than the Roman army, and there was always, always a drum solo in the show. At least there was the five times I saw them.So I called Neil Peart to ask: What happened to the drum solo?

"Rock drummers killed the solo themselves," Peart tells me when we meet at a coffee shop in Santa Monica. "It got to be so predictable and manipulative. They cheapened it by making it a clap-along or a boring ramble."

Oh yeah. Few things in music are so grating as a long, thrashing drum solo by some sweaty dude working his way around the trap kit (Tommy Lee, are you listening?). The trouble is, it was always so. One of the sacred texts of solo drumming is Ron Bushy's notoriously flatulent 2 1/2-minute tumble on Iron Butterfly's 1968 monster hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida."

"Even as a kid I hated that song," says Peart. "It was the anti-drum solo. There was no technique, no musicality, no dynamics at all."

If you owned this album, that's not incense you're smelling, it's shame.

Peart's larger point is that the rock drum solo, which emerged out of an honorable tradition of showmanship set by big band players such as Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, rapidly descended into musical cynicism. Partly at fault was the economics of the arena itself. When rock bands started selling out 10,000-seat coliseums in one town after another, any sense of intimacy—or rock's rebellion—was swallowed by the vacancy of the venue itself. The drum solo became part of a repertoire of arena-rock tricks to pull huge and disconnected audiences into the show.

"Asking the audience to clap along can be part of a really sincere desire to include the audience in the music or the performance," says Peart, "or it can be just like pressing a button. It can be a beautiful thing or an ugly thing."

So what started out as a virtuoso exploration of an instrument's solo potential became, almost immediately, rock's 7th-inning stretch.

The other big problem with drum solos? The audience. It became clear to me after watching Peart's explanatory DVD that civilians—which is to say non-drummers—don't really understand what they're hearing. In one section of Peart's "Der Trommler" solo, he keeps waltz time, 3/4 rhythm (PA-tah-tah, PA-tah-tah) with his feet, while playing lightning-fast 6/8 and 7/8 drum fills across his other drums. In terms of physical coordination, this is something like playing badminton with two rackets while typing with your feet. But if you hadn't been enlightened, you might think it just sounds like billiard balls in a dryer.

Peart amiably disagrees, wincing at the suggestion that the audience somehow just doesn't get it. "Drumming shouldn't be something you need an education to appreciate." After all, he says, "You can't blame the audience for everything."


Drum solos are cool to a point, but I'd much rather hear a guitar solo :)

Friday, January 20, 2006

New to Mystic Rock Tees, Girly Tees, Hats & More!

New to Mystic Rock:

Tees:
Sex Pistols Flag
Sex Pistols God Save The Queen Navy
Disturbed Toon
Aerosmith Reflections
Deftones Chunky D Logo

Babydoll Girly Cut Tees:
The Who Distress Logo
Deftones Pony

Posters:
Zep Hermit Door Poster (back in stock)

Misc:
Zep Leather Wrist Band
Guns & Roses Star Bandana
Pink Floyd The Wall Hat
Def Leppard Logo Hat

Happy Shopping!
Mystic Rockhttp://www.mysticrock.net

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

KoRn ToUr DaTeS

KORN:

Here are the confirmed dates so far. Updates will be available at KoRn.com:

February 24 - Bakersfield
February 25 - Reno
February 26 - San Jose
February 28 - Sacramento
March 2 - Portland
March 4 - Vancouver
March 5 - Tacoma
March 6 - Boise
March 8 - Denver
March 10 - El Paso
March 11 - Albuquerque
March 12 - Phoenix
March 14 - Las Vegas
March 15 - San Diego
March 16 - Long Beach
March 20 - Orlando
March 21 - Jacksonville
March 22 - Charlotte
March 25 - Baltimore
March 26 - Lewiston
March 28 - East Rutherford
March 30 - Chicago
March 31 - Milwaukee
April 1 - St. Paul
April 3 - Youngstown
April 4 - Toronto

Zakk on The Rockwalk

Zakk Wylde will be inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk tomorrow (January 17). Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Slash, Duff McKagen, Jerry Cantrell and many other rockers are expected to be on hand for the ceremony.

Congrats Zakk!! Should be cool buzzin around there with so many greats there!

PAGES STAIRWAY TOPS GUITAR SOLO SURVEY

LED ZEPPELIN - PAGES STAIRWAY TOPS GUITAR SOLO SURVEY

The Top 10 Greatest Guitar Solos are:

1. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - JIMMY PAGE (LED ZEPPELIN)
2. ERUPTION - EDDIE VAN HALEN (VAN HALEN)
3. FREEBIRD - ALLEN COLLINS and GARY ROSSINGTON (LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
4. COMFORTABLY NUMB - DAVID GILMOUR (PINK FLOYD)
5. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER - JIMI HENDRIX
6. NOVEMBER RAIN - SLASH (GUNS N' ROSES)
7. ONE - KIRK HAMMETT (METALLICA)
8. HOTEL CALIFORNIA - DON FELDER and JOE WALSH (THE EAGLES)
9. CRAZY TRAIN - RANDY RHOADS (OZZY OSBOURNE)
10. CROSSROADS - ERIC CLAPTON (CREAM).

Not a bad list.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

And The Grammy Goes To...

USATODAY.com - Bowie, Johnson to receive Grammy honors


Bowie, Johnson to receive Grammy honors
LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Bowie, blues pioneer Robert Johnson and the late comedian Richard Pryor are among the recording artists slated to receive lifetime achievement honors during next month's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy said Tuesday

Eric Clapton's '60s rock group Cream, country singer-songwriter Merle Haggard, opera vocalist Jessye Norman and '50s folk quartet the Weavers, are also due to be honored.

The awards are meant to recognize artistic contributions in the recording medium over a lifetime.

The awards are scheduled to be presented on Feb. 7. The 48th Annual Grammy Awards show, broadcast on CBS, is Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.

And they so deserve the recognition.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Happy Birthday Jimmy Page!

The ChronicleHerald.ca


Monday Jan. 9, 2006

BIRTHDAY GUY: Legendary guitarist and composer Jimmy Page, born in a north London suburb of England on this day in 1944, a member of the ’60’s group The Yardbirds, and was a founder of the quintessential ’70s rock band Led Zeppelin.

IF JANUARY 9 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: In the year to come you are likely to develop more compassion and inner peace. You will become more playful but be likely to retreat from harsh conditions. If you focus on improving your health, you can make permanent progress. Expect that some long-term situations or obligations will lose their influence in May. Put all your eggs in one basket in July when your judgment and business sense are better than usual and someone may present you with the answer to an important prayer. You have extra help from the stars in October for anything you wish to prosper -- but watch your step in September because taking on additional responsibilities can cause hardships.

Wishing Jimmy Page the best this world has to offer. Long live Jimmy, long live Led Zeppelin music.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Get The Led Out

Get The Led Out:

Zeppelin tribute band "Get The Led Out" is coming to Plymouth, MA this March! If you're in the New England area and can make it to the show Saturday March 25, 06 at the Plymouth Memorial Hall , check them out...sure to be a rockin' fun time! For more info go to their official website Get The Led Out

For cool Led Zeppelin Tees and more visit our site Mystic Rock

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Summer of Love Greatest Year For ROCK!

"Summer Of Love" rules!
(Tuesday January 03, 2006 01:26 PM)

A poll on UK radio has named 1967 as the greatest year in rock'n'roll
history.

Famously called 'The Summer Of Love", 1967 was crowned yesterday after
a debate on BBC Radio 2, with the assistance of listeners, who have an
average age of 51.

Significant events in the year include the release of "Sgt Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles, alongside the global emergence of
The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd.

The performance of "All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles on national TV
to a global audience of 400 million, alongside the Monterey Festival
and the music of Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and The Beach Boys swayed the
vote.


Hippie trippy, I wasn't old enough to experience the summer of love, but the late 60's were a time of so much flower power and wanting to change the world for the better, everything was cool from fashion to attitude...and to this day the world is not only worse as far as people trying to get along, nothing to really unite us. Bring back the late 60's and early 70's peace n love and fancy free.