Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ozzy Osbourne Names Next Album

Ozzy Osbourne Names Next Album
by Paul Cashmere - December 22 2009

The next Ozzy Osbourne album will be titled `Soul Sucka`.

Osbourne plans to release the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Black Rain’ around June. Although ‘Black Rain’ debuted at number 3 it was gone from the chart after a few weeks after selling only 152,000 units.

‘Soul Sucka’ was produced by Kevin Churko and will introduce Ozzy’s new guitar player Gus G. from the Greek band Firewind. Gus replaced Ozzy’s long-time guitarist Zakk Wylde.

New songs on the album include ‘Diggin Me Down’, ‘Let it Die’ and the title track.

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Rehab for Steven Tyler

Rehab for Steven Tyler
by - December 24 2009

Wayward Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has checked himself into rehab.

The Aerosmith frontman entered an unnamed centre to seek treatment for his addiction to painkillers, which comes from years of orthopaedic injuries.

The 61-year-old rocker – who was recently rumoured to have quit the band - said in a statement: "With the help of my family and team of medical professionals, I am taking responsibility for the management of my pain and am eager to be back on the stage and in the recording studio with my bandmates Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford.

"I love Aerosmith and I love performing as the lead singer in Aerosmith. I am grateful for all of the support and love I am receiving and am committed to getting things taken care of."

Steven’s actress daughter Liv Tyler has revealed she is proud of her father for getting the help he needs.

She said: "My family and I are in complete support of my dad's decision to seek treatment. He is a courageous man. We love him and are so proud that he is getting help to balance his pain management, not just for himself but for his family, friends and fans."

In 2008, Steven went to rehab for a pain and sleep medication dependency.
(Had a feeling Steven was in trouble with substances. Wishing him the best)

John Lydon To Focus On PiL

John Lydon To Focus On PiL
by Tim Cashmere - December 23 2009

John Lydon has declared punk to be dead... again and The Sex Pistols are done and dusted.

“New punk bands are still doing what we produced 30 years ago,” he told The Daily Mail.

“The problem I have is that I can’t seem to write for the Pistols. Everything I have goes into Public Image, otherwise I’m splitting my character and I’m not bipolar.

“PiL is the deeper me. So if Pistols fans come to my latest tour expecting show tunes and elephants on stage, well, sorry.”

The Sex Pistols reformed in 2008 and toured the world - a move Lydon doesn’t regret, but admits that it is a thing of the past. He wants to look to the future with PiL once more.

“It feels very hard and harsh on me because every PIL song means so much emotionally,” a ponderous Lydon said.

“I cry every time I sing songs like Death Disco. I still remember my mum’s death and my dad’s last year.

“It’s overwhelming at times, but that’s what I asked for in my life. To be given the place to unleash all the things I truly believe in.”

PiL was the band Lydon, formed after The Sex Pistols disbanded in 1978. They were one of the most progressive and creative bands of the post-punk era with often impenetrable albums that contained hits such as ‘Death Disco’ (1979), ‘This Is Not A Love Song’ (1983) and ‘Rise’ (1986).

The band finish their U.K. tour tonight (Dec 23) at the Electric Ballroom in London.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

The Last Stage: A Doors inspired novel

Jim Morrison, and The Doors created a legend and myth around themselves, and since the early 80’s writers have been exploring that legend and myth in their novels. The two most famous examples may be Burn Down The Night by Craig Strete. The novel is set in the early days of The Doors at UCLA with the climatic scenes being in a cemetery which of course is based on Morrison’s Cemetery poem which he included in some shows. The other is Lewis Shiner’s Glimpses which is about a stereo repairman who discovers how to go back in time to meet his Rock ‘n’ Roll idols Brian Wilson, Jimi Hendrix, and, of course, Jim Morrison.

The newest addition to novels that are Doors inspired or include The Doors and/or Jim Morrison is The Last Stage by Jim Cherry. The Last Stage follows a Doors tribute band from conception, to awkward first shows then a climb to stardom climaxing at The Whisky A-Go-Go. Along the way, the main character Michael Gray is given advice by Ray Manzarek and has a run in with the ghost of Jim Morrison. Cherry describes the novel as “a Rock ‘n’ Roll Sunset Boulevard,” and indeed the story does take the reader on a tour of The Doors’/Morrison’s Los Angeles.

read the whole article here

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A Little Shop Called Mystic Rock Boutique

A nice article gave our shop a mention :) Go here to read the whole article!

The neighborhood rock shop, a place where you can pick up your favorite bands T-shirt, rock paraphernalia and maybe head shop are a thing of the past. The Mystic Rock Boutique is picking up mantle of that corner store and putting it on-line.