Monday, November 29, 2010

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gift Ideas & FREE Shipping

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Win FREE Jim Morrison Sepia Poster

Jim Morrison Sepia Poster

Also happening at our boutique: All U.S. Orders $20 & up before shipping - automatically entered for a chance to win a FREE Jim Morrison Sepia Poster.
*winner announced by email, Facebook page & our newsletter after 12-8-10 Jim's birthday. Offer good from 11-15-10 thru 12-8-10

Gift Ideas

Gifts For Her:

Black & White Polka Dot Fashion Messenger Bag

Rock Star Gold Star Black Scarf

Zebra Red Black Scarf

Misfits Black Wristlet Purse

Skull Crossbones Tote Bag

Black & Pink Pentagram Over Knee Socks

Gifts For Baby:

The Beatles Apple Infant Onesie

Ozzy Toon Toddler Tee

Gifts For Teens:

Blood Red Gothic Rose Hair Clip/Pin

Leopard Pink Black Bow Hairband

Green Skull Tattoo Dangle Earrings

Dark Angel Wing Necklace

Skull Crossbones Crystal Anklet

Belladonna Goth Girl Tee

Godsmack Tattoo Rays Girly Tee

Houses of The Holy Zep Youth Tee

Gifts For Him:

Lost Soul Men's Wallet

Skull Tattoo No Mercy Tee

Led Zeppelin Cosmic Swan Song Tee

Classic & Legendary Band Tees

Rob Zombie Monster Tee

Pink Floyd The Wall Hat

Zep Brown Swan Song Beanie

Rock Tees

Gifts For Everyone:


Triquetra Journal

Goddess Dolls

Rock Patches

Rock Stickers

Rock Posters

Rock Gifts

Mystical & Magical Gifts

Books: We recommend The Last Stage - by author Jim Cherry - Follows the travels and travails of a Doors tribute band on the road. “The Last Stage” includes a lot of Doors history, as well as legend and theories on some unknown parts of The Doors story. “The Last Stage” is available from the publisher at Jymsbooks. if you would like an autographed copy from Jim Cherry contact him at jym@jymsbooks for details.

So much more available at our boutique Mystic Rock

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happening Now Thru Monday @ Mystic Rock

Happening Now Thru Monday @ Mystic Rock - A Little Tour Thru The Boutique

Someone's knocking at my door someone's ringing the bell. Do me a favor, open the door and let 'em in...step inside to where all the iconic and legendary bands live here at Mystic Rock Boutique.

Follow me down the ancient gallery down the hall where you see the faces of rock's greatest bands. Timeless classics still commanding attention. There by the door way hangs a poster of an angel, a poet, clad in leather, the famous face of The Doors Jim Morrison.

Moving down the corrider we come to another door that reads The Zep Closet, let's take a peek inside. Well what have we here but everything Zeppelin you can imagine. I can live inside this closet for some time discovering all the treasures. Love to stay here but got to show you around the place.

We come to a case full of patches, stickers, rock buttons, bandanas and all those goodies that would be perfect for stocking stuffers! Through another passage way we enter another door and it's full of rock fashion accessories, totebags, messenger bags, handbags, wallets, scarves, even hair accessories. All through the hallways we see posters of rock bands, Blondie, The Ramones, The Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd to name a few and rooms with all kinds of Classic rock t-shirts.

Up stairs to the magic room it says. Up the stairs we go and enter a room thats purple & black, dark and all kinds of magical items, talismans & chimes hang all around, you can feel the room is alive with energy. Candles burning and Dragons Blood incense scents the room, a table with tarot cards and crystal ball on it. Oh and there she is Madame V, dressed in a long black lace dress, a bit witchy a bit vampire, definitely intriguing. On a sign it says 3 card reading for $25...maybe some other time!

Back down to where we first entered the hallway to the main room. Behind cases there are beautiful handmade items and jewelry by Vamp, one of a kind jewelry with mystique. The Mystic Rock logo banner hangs behind the counter and below it reads Black Friday special now thru Monday November 29 all online U.S. orders $15 & up are shipped FREE! That's a deal so much to pick from it's a no brainer and easy to get some cool gifts for Sister Susie, brother John' Martin Luther, Phil 'n' Don
Brother Michael, Auntie Gin, Uncle Ernie, Uncle Ian, Annie & Dawn, Dave & Michael even Sean. Go shopping for everyone on YOUR list!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

iTunes Sells Half A Million Beatles Albums In A Week

iTunes Sells Half A Million Beatles Albums In A Week
By Andrew Tijs

In the first week the Beatles catalogue was made available on iTunes, they sold over 450,000 albums and two million individual songs.

On November 16, iTunes finally launched a catalogue of 13 remastered Beatles albums, and the double disc ‘Past Masters’ and Red and Blue collections.

Also, fans who bought the entire box set received a ‘Live At The Washington Coliseum 1964’ concert film.

It’s a small bonus, since the digital box set is $149 in the US and $259 in Australia, yet the physical box set can be bought from Amazon for $130.

Also, individual Beatles albums are selling for between $21 and $35 on the Australian iTunes, whereas the prices in the US are between $13 and $20.

The Australian dollar has been hovering around parity with the US dollar for weeks.

Therefore, this might account for the fact that Beatles titles are nowhere near as high on the Australian iTunes chart as they appear on the US iTunes chart.

Regardless, those iTunes figures - 450,000 albums and two million songs - are massive. We’ll just have to wait until the weekend to see how the ARIA chart reflects the numbers.

(People just can't get enough of The Beatles! You'd think they would have hopped on the digital wave long ago, but guess better late than never eh? I'm sure Lennon would be impressed. Go Beatles & for Beatles tees & merch please do visit our website.)

Axl Rose Sues Guitar Hero For $20M Oh My!

Axl Rose Sues Guitar Hero For $20M
By Andrew Tijs

Axl Rose is suing Activision, the makers of Guitar Hero, for $20 million.

Reuters reports that the Guns N Roses dictator is suing the video game company for “breach of contract” for using the Gunners classic ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ in Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock.

Seems Axl stipulated that the only way he was going to approve the use of the song is if Activision wouldn’t feature former Gunners guitarist Slash or his new band Velvet Revolver in the game.

In the suit, he complained about “an animated depiction of Slash, with his signature black top hat, long dark curly hair, dark sunglasses and nose-piercing” on the box.

He also quesions the use of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ in an online promo for Guitar Hero III when he only licensed it for Guitar Hero II.

Rose’s lawyer says the $20 million damages is to hold Activision accountable for misuse of “incredibly valuable assets”.

Activision are yet to respond.

(Ahhh the tales of Axl, never a dull moment. Well if what Axl says is really what was down in print then I think Activision better cough up! Although when you think about Guns n' Roses and the song 'Welcome to The Jungle' of course you're gonna think of Slash as well, I mean come on! Do I need to say guitar = Slash? There's no getting away from it Guns n' Roses was/is Axl & Slash, at least it is in my book. Welcome to the jungle indeed!!)


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blondie's sparkling party surprise

Blondie's sparkling party surprise

NEW WAVE legend Debbie Harry delighted guests at a private party on Monday when she and her band Blondie performed a set of her classic hits on a makeshift stage at a Sydney restaurant.
The band was the surprise star of a party held at Opera House restaurant Guillaume hosted by the Swarovski crystal family.

The 65-year-old performer sang five of her biggest hits during the break between entree and main course at the dinner.

Wearing a white fitted suit accessorised with white Ray Ban Wayfarers, the slim-again punk princess thrilled the room with a playlist including Call Me, Tide Is High, Atomic, Rapture, One Way and Heart of Glass.

By song three, 138 posh dinner guests were on their feet dancing at their tables.

The party was held to welcome Swarovski family member Robert Buchbauer, the company CEO, to town and celebrate the opening of a Swarovski boutique in the newly reopened Westfield Sydney.

The party was an excuse for Blondie to warm up ahead of her national tour, which kicks off in Perth on Thursday.

Other party guests included actress Pia Miranda, Alyssa McClelland, Chris Joannou, Laura Csortan and Lisa Ho.

Harry and her band, including original members guitarist Chris Stein and drummer Clem Burke, spent yesterday in transit to Perth for the Day on the Green concert tour with The Pretenders.

The group will be back in Sydney at the Enmore Theatre for concerts in early December before heading to Bimbadgen Estate in the Hunter Valley for a final show. Limited tickets are still available.

Kat Von D Cat Dies In House Fire

Kat Von D Cat Dies In House Fire
By Paul Cashmere

L.A. Ink star Kat Von D has lost her house in the Hollywood Hills but worse for the celebrity tattooist, her cat Valentine.

“R.I.P. my little Valentine,” see tweeted not long ago. She also posted a photo of herself in the ruins with the comment “in order to gain everything, you must lose everything”.

Von D has left Los Angeles and is now on a book tour in Canada promoting her new book ‘The Tattoo Chronicles’. “I’m not cancelling the rest of the book tour,” she writes. “Rooftop and I are here in Vancouver. Thank you so much for the comforting words. Means so much”.

The fire started at 11:23PM on Saturday night.

Kat rose to fame when she appeared in the reality TV show Miami Ink. After a fallout, she moved to Los Angeles and scored her own show LA Ink filmed at her tattoo parlour High Voltage Tattoo at 1259 La Brea Avenue in Hollywood.

(So sad, must be the worst feeling being away and then hearing of your house burning and your pet dying in the fire. I'm sure there will be investigating going on. Best wishes for Kat.)

Robert Plant Interview/Bio

Robert Plant Interview/Bio

Robert mentions Jim Morrison of The Doors in video 4 :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Doors/Jim Morrison Gifts For The Holidays

The Doors/Jim Morrison gifts for the holidays

If you're a Doors fan you might like to check this cool list of possible gifts to get yourself or your special Doors friends. This list has a bit of everything and certainly will please any hard core Doors fan as well. Check it out here on The Doors Examiner - also if you want to keep up to the minute on anything Doors do subscribe to the Doors Examiner, entertaining and informative articles, wrapped up nicely.

Mystic Rock Boutique

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Keith Richards' Bangers & Mash Recipe Feat in His Book

Keith Richards Recommends Bangers And Mash For Dinner
By Paul Cashmere

Keith Richards’ says his favourite meal is Bangers and Mash and he has decided to share his recipe in his book ‘Life’.

“When I’m at home I cook for myself, usually bangers and mash, with some variation on the mash but not much,” he says.

We cannot endorse Keith as a dietician but the Stones rock star recommends you “hit it when you’re hungry”. “We’ve been trained from babyhood to have three square meals a day, the full factory-industrial revolution of how you’re supposed to eat. Before then it was never like that. When the hooter goes, you eat,” he writes.

Anyway, onto Keith’s cooking hint. “I’ve been cooking bangers all my life and I only just found out from this lady on TV that you have to put the bangers in a cold pan. No preheating. Preheating agitates them, thats why they’re called bangers. Very slowly, start them off cold. And then just be prepared to have a drink and wait,” he says.

He says he used the same method when he was cooking Goat’s Head Soup (but let’s not go there).

So here it is, the Keith Richards recipe for Bangers and Mash:

1. First off, find a butcher who makes the sausages fresh.
2. Fry up a mixture of onions and bacon and seasoning.
3. Get the spuds on the boil with a dash of vinegar, some chopped onions and salt (seasoning to taste). Chuck in some peas with the spuds. (Throw in some chopped carrots too, if you like). Now we’re talking.
4. Now you have the choice of grilling or broiling your bangers or frying. Throw them on a low heat with the simmering bacon and onions (or in a cold pan, as the TV lady said, and add the onion and bacon in a bit) and let the fuckers rock gently, turning every few minutes.
5. Mash yer spuds and whatever.
6. Bangers are now fat free (as possible).
7. Gravy if desired.
8. HP sauce.

Keith’s book ‘Life’ is out now through Orion Books.

Source: Undercover

(LOL Bangers & Mash it is :) Maybe Keith should have a cooking show hmm? I know from quite a few of my British friends that Bangers & Mash is a popular choice over there, think it's a comfort type thing, sort of like we have meatloaf & mash potatoes.)

Patti Smith Wins National Book Award

Patti Smith Wins National Book Award
By Tim Cashmere

Patti Smith has taken the National Book Award for nonfiction home on Wednesday night for her book ‘Just Kids’.

The book tells the story of her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe and details a time when New York was the hip and swinging place to be.

“I dreamed of having a book of my own, of writing one that I could put on a shelf,” she said at the ceremony while accepting her award. “Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.”

The National Book Awards have been running in New York since 1950 with the goal of “enhancing the public’s awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general.”

Source: Undercover

(Congrats to Patti :) I think everyone at some point in their lives dreams or fantasizes about writing a book, maybe not about your own life, but about something. I agree with Patti - that let's hope that 'the book' always remains a part of the world and doesn't become all digital. I know owning and reading a real book is still special as oppose to reading something online. To me it's a lot like having an album/record it's much more special than just a digital download.)

Paul McCartney Excited To See The Beatles On iTunes

Paul McCartney Excited To See The Beatles On iTunes
By Paul Cashmere

Sir Paul McCartney says he is excited about The Beatles finally going digital through iTunes.

“We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” said Sir Paul. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.”

Apple Inc and Apple Corps Ltd finally reached agreement to put The Beatles catalogue into iTunes and it went live today.

The Beatles catalogue can now be downloaded from iTunes with fans buying the digital box-set also receiving the never-before released ‘Live at the Washington Coliseum 1964’ concert film. ‘Live at the Washington Coliseum’ captured the very first American performance by the band.

The albums available as of today feature the 13 remastered studio albums, the two volume ‘Past Masters’ and the classic ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ compilations.

“I am particularly glad to no longer be asked when the Beatles are coming to iTunes,” said Ringo Starr. “At last, if you want it—you can get it now—The Beatles from Liverpool to now! Peace and Love, Ringo.”

“We love the Beatles and are honored and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “It has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realizing a dream we’ve had since we launched iTunes ten years ago.”

“In the joyful spirit of Give Peace A Chance, I think it is so appropriate that we are doing this on John’s 70th birthday year,” said Yoko Ono Lennon.

“The Beatles on iTunes—Bravo!” said Olivia Harrison.

As a Beatles bonus, fans can stream ‘Live From The Washington Coliseum’ for free from iTunes for the remainder of the calendar year.

Source: Undercover

(It's about time too :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Robert Plant & Band of Joy U.S. Tour Dates:

Robert Plant & Band of Joy U.S. Tour Dates:

Jan. 18 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Jan. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Peterson Events Center (University of Pittsburgh)
Jan. 21 - Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium
Jan. 22 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Jan. 25 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Jan. 26 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
Jan. 28 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Jan. 29 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Feb. 01 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
Feb. 02 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 04 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Feb. 05 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
Feb. 07 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
Feb. 08/9 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium

"Band of Joy", the new album from Robert Plant and BAND OF JOY, sold 49,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Plant's first release since recording the six-time Grammy-winning bluegrass album "Raising Sand" with collaborator Alison Krauss in 2007, the "Band of Joy" CD enlists the help of an array of U.S. musicians, all of whom are performing with Plant on tour.

The new lineup of BAND OF JOY includes: Patty Griffin on vocals; Darrell Scott on multiple instruments and vocals; Byron House on bass and vocals; Marco Giovino on drums, percussion and vocals; and co-producer Buddy Miller on guitar and vocals.

Robert Plant & Led Zeppelin Merchandise available at boutique

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Own This Jim Morrison Poster FREE

Center Stage - FREE - Jim Morrison Sepia Poster
Orders $20 & up!

Happening now at Mystic Rock Boutique is our Jim Morrison special poster give-away!

All orders $20 & up will automatically be entered for a chance to win FREE this very cool Jim Morrison of The Doors Sepia Poster.

This poster is approximately 11 X 14 inches in size and made of poster board/cardboard. If you are the lucky winner you will receive this poster before Christmas. Winner will be announced on our Facebook Fan Page & our newsletter a few days after Jim Morrison's birthday December 8th, once we have gone thru all the entries. Winner will receive an email letting them know they won.

**Sorry but only U.S. orders are eligible due to how item must be shipped. Orders $20 & up before shipping from November 15 through December 8th are eligible.

Shop NOW!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Classic Black Sabbath

Classics: Black Sabbath

In February 2005 we ran the following Classics review to mark the 35th anniversary of the release of Black Sabbath's seminal debut album, which opened the floodgates to one of the most popular genres of music: heavy metal. Today we mark the 40th anniversary of this release by looking back again.

Now from Darkness There Springs Light
By Keavin Wiggins

When you look at groundbreaking albums that changed the direction of music forever Sgt Pepper probably comes to mind at once. Perhaps the second most influential band of all time is Black Sabbath and this month we look at the album that started it all. By all, I mean not only Black Sabbath but a whole new form of music-- Heavy Metal and its later offshoots.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Black Sabbath and its impact can still be felt in music today. Sabbath is one of the most significant artists of all time, right up there with Elvis, the Beatles, and the Stones. Some may try to downplay the impact of this album because it hasn't moved 20 gazillion units, but we can hear its importance to this day in every single metal and metal influence band that came after it.

By 1970 acid rock and the late 60s brand of heavy blues were still the rage among younger rock fans. Cream, Blue Cheer, and Vanilla Fudge laid the groundwork. Led Zeppelin became an international sensation that the critics never understood but young fans immediately latched on to. It was the power of the distorted Blues and majesty of the lyrics that captured the imagination of a generation.

There is the famous scene in Spinal Tap where Nigel Tufnel talks to Marty DiBergi about his special guitar amplifier that "goes to 11". "When I need that little extra push over the cliff…" That little push over the cliff was what Black Sabbath delivered. Zeppelin II was released in October of 1969, five months later Black Sabbath delivered this self-titled debut and provided that little extra push over the cliff for many fans when they took the blues based heavy rock to a new extreme. Metal was born.

The album wouldn't hit American record stores until May of 1970, but it quietly built momentum as word of month spread about this amazing new band. By August, Black Sabbath had entered the American Top 40 album chart and remained there for over a year, going on to sell a million copies. Quite an impressive accomplishment in 1970.

But why did this album have such an impact? One listen tells the tale. The dark mesmerizing power of "Black Sabbath," "The Wizard," "Behind the Wall of Sleep," "N.I.B.," and "Warning" still send shivers down the spine. It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to fans in 1970 the first time they heard this dark symphony of distortion and power and the genius combining of one song into the next. As Ozzy sang "Now from Darkness there Springs Light," a strange metaphor when you consider the dark nature of metal, but it fits. As Led Zeppelin was moving into a new lighter direction with Led Zeppelin III (released Oct 70) Black Sabbath was giving the power hungry fans something to bang their heads to, but also sink their minds into. The one thing about the early Sabbath releases is that they are very visual. The power of the bass, drums and guitars grab you but the lyrics capture the imagination, bringing on visions in the mind's eye. Many bands have come after but very few have held the same captivating power of early Black Sabbath.

If you are a fan of metal, you owe it to yourself to own this album. Not only because, 40 years later it still stands out, but because on this disc you will hear the keystone to all the metal that came after. Sabbath were the rock John the Baptist, shouting in the wilderness about the coming messiah for rock n roll: heavy metal!


Check out all our Black Sabbath gear @ MRB

Blondie Exclusive Melbourne Club Show

Blondie - Debbie Harry Tube Top @ MRB

(Be one of the lucky ones to score Blondie tix, wish I was down under!)

Blondie Announce Exclusive Melbourne Club Show
By Tim Cashmere

New York post punk icons Blondie have added an exclusive club show to their upcoming Australian tour in Melbourne.

The band will play at TRAK Nightclub in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Toorak on Tuesday, November 30.

Tickets to this show are available to Frontier Members from midday, Wednesday November 17 and the general public from 9am, Friday November 19.

A list of the band’s influential tracks seems to be never ending, with ‘Atomic’, ‘The Tide Is High’, ‘Heart Of Glass’, ‘Rapture’, ‘Call Me’ and ‘Hangin’ On The Telephone’ being just a few.

If you want to be in the crowd for this gig, you’d better get tickets as soon as you possibly can because they’re sure to be snapped up in a second.

If you miss out, be sure to get to one of the other of the band’s shows with The Pretenders and Adalita (Magic Dirt) at:


24 - Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, Perth, WA (An Evening On The Green)
27 - Peter Lehmann Wines, Barossa Valley, SA (A Day On The Green)


1 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne
2 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne
4 - Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, VIC (A Day On The Green)
5 - Josef Chromy Wines, Launceston, TAS ( A Day On The Green)
7 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
8 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
11 - Bimbadgen Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW (A Day On The Green)
12 - Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton, QLD (A Day On The Green)
14 - Royal Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Check out all our Blondie & Debbie Harry merchandise at Mystic Rock Boutique

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rock n' Save - This Season @ Mystic Rock Boutique

Rock n' Save - This Season @ Mystic Rock Boutique

Mystic Rock Boutique - Where Cool Rock Fans Shop

Tis the Season - Find Cool Gifts for everyone on your list! Gifts & Stocking Stuffers
Classic Rock T-shirts, Rock Fashion Accessories, Jewelry by Vamp, Wallets, Handbags, Patches, Stickers, Posters & more!
Don't be a Grinch buy buy buy to your heart's delight! Go Shopping --->


Metallica To Begin Writing Again In 2011

Metallica To Begin Writing Again In 2011
By Tim Cashmere

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has revealed that the band has plans to begin work on a new album in 2011.

In an interview with Pulse of Radio, the drummer said “There’s a bunch of balls in the air for 2011, but I think the main one is we really want to get back to writing again. We haven’t really written since, what, 2006, 2007 and we want to get back to kind of just being creative again.

“Right now we are going to just chill out and then probably start up again in, I’d say, March or April and start probably putting the creative cap back on and start writing some songs.”

The band are winding up their three year ‘Death Magnetic’ tour in support of their 2008 album of the same name with shows in Australia bringing it to a close.

The remaining tour dates are:


13 - Acer Arena, Sydney, NSW
15 - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
16 - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
18 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
20 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
21 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

All shows are sold out.
source - UnderCover

Friday, November 12, 2010

Them Crooked Vultures 2nd Album Plans

THEM CROOKED VULTURES, the band consisting of John Paul Jones (LED ZEPPELIN), Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS) and Josh Homme (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE), is planning to regroup in the near future to resume work on material for its second album.

Jones told the BBC 6 Music: "Some stuff we've worked on, but we're gonna write pretty quickly and just put it down... we may be a year or so [away from completing the CD]."

He added: "It will mainly be excess material from the first album, material we started and never finished because we had to go and play the stuff we already recorded!"

Professionally filmed video footage of THEM CROOKED VULTURES performing the song "Gunman" on July 30, 2010 at the Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski Resort in Japan can be viewed below.

THEM CROOKED VULTURES released its self-titled debut album in November 2009 to a slew of critical acclaim and in just a few short months saw additional accolades including "best of 2009" lists from Spin, MySpace and Time Out. The CD, which has reached gold and platinum status in a number of territories, including U.K., Canada and Australia, is available in stores and online now.

THEM CROOKED VULTURES's album sold 70,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 12 on The Billboard 200 chart.

"Them Crooked Vultures" was released via DGC/Interscope Records.

THEM CROOKED VULTURES shot a video for the song "New Fang" with director Paul Minor (MUSE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SCARS ON BROADWAY).

Source YahooGroupLedZepHouse

(What a difference a band makes, while Guns N' Roses take years to put out new material, look at this band 'Them Crooked Vultures' already planning their 2nd album! Now if only Jimmy Page would get something out...hint hint.)

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Re-Vamping Vamp's ArtFire Studio

Re-Vamping Vamp's ArtFire Studio

Been busy at my ArtFire studio changing the banner and colors there to reflect more the image I'd like to convey. I think it looks lovely & cool, suits me well :)

Take a look at my ArtFire studio here---> Vamp

I've added a few new pieces to the studio like my new Verdigris Rose Dangle Earrings, I love those they're so romantic and beautiful and would make such a nice gift for someone special. A nice way to say I love you and it would last a lot longer than real roses.

Also a new cool Owl necklace. Owls are all the rage right now but I created him because I feel a connection to owls and ravens and I matched him with a nice turquoise blue colored glass bead. He would make a nice gift for someone that loves owls or is their totem spirit guide, also for Sagittarius people because of the turquoise colored stone. I'm a Sagittarius so I created the necklace to reflect a bit of me - a Vamp original :)

Guns N' Roses NEW Album - Here We Go Again

Well here we go again, talk of a new album by the Gunners...hmm let's hope Axl will NOT keep us all waiting another decade before it comes out. It just can't be not this time, because no one is getting younger in the process.

Guns N’ Roses Talk About New Album
By Andrew Tijs

A member of Axl’s touring party has spoken about a new Gunners album.

It’s pretty hard to believe anything about Guns N’ Roses and release dates, considering Chinese Democracy became the totemic “forthcoming” album after 13 years in the making.

But current Gunners guitarist DJ Ashba gave hope to the band’s remaining fans during their set at Santa Monica Airport to plug a video game.

He reportedly said, “We've been throwing around a bunch of ideas and it should be good, man. We've got a lot of good stuff on the plate coming out. It won't take as long, I promise.”

And continued, “Yeah, I'm excited to get this next one rolling. A lot of great shit. Axl has a lot of good shit up his sleeve, so I'm really excited about it.”

According to the site that reported it, Hennemusic, Axl has had a longterm plan for new material to come out following Chinese Democracy.

They noted that back in 2002 Sebastian Bach said Axl had release plans for the final record in a trilogy by 2012.

We'll remain patient.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Collection on ArtFire - I See The Moon, The Moon Sees Me...

I See the Moon, The Moon Sees Me...
Curated by StitchnTyme | Collection Published on 11-06-2010

"moon, moon, crazy moon
natural moon
torn apart and snoozing moon;
lovely moon, romantic moon..."

My golden crescent moon dangle earrings are featured in this ArtFire collection.

I'd like to thank the curator of this collection for including my earrings in her collection. I think the collection and items she featured have that coolness like the moon. She did a wonderful job see the collection for yourself! To purchase the Gold Crescent Moon Face Dangle Earrings click here

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Vamp's Jewelry Creations

Vamp's Jewelry Creations

Here's a video of Vamp's handmade jewelry creations - available at ArtFire Studios, Etsy & Mystic Rock Boutique, excellent gift giving idea for the holidays.

Mystical Dark Jewelry That Rocks
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John Lennon Coined By Royal Mint

John Lennon Coined By Royal Mint
By Paul Cashmere

Paul McCartney may be the only Beatle to be knighted but John Lennon has become the first Beatle to be coined. The Royal Mint has issued a commemorative John Lennon £5 coin.

The Royal Mint website states, “John Lennon - inspiring, controversial, passionate and complex. He is, without doubt, one of the great musical giants of the twentieth century. He left a legacy that goes far beyond the global reach of his music. His powerful message of peace and love which manifests through his artistic talent continues to uplift and inspire us”.

The coin features a portrait of Lennon with a cameo inset bearing his guitar strings.

It is made from .925 sterling silver and comes in a display case with Certificate of Authenticity. It weighs 28.28 grams and is 38.61mm in diameter.

Only 5,000 of the coins have been produced. It retails for


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