Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 2, 2011

AUGUST BURNS RED...Leveler (2011)
(CD, LP, Allmusic review)
Oh My Goodness!!! August Burns Red is a metalcore Christian band that get in your face. While listening to this record I quickly realised a few things. First, you can't understand anything the guy sings so I couldn't tell you if he was praising God or not (the lyrics are included and he does). Second, all the songs sounded the same, with the exception of "Carpe Diem" and "1/16/2011". If you're into that hardcore metal in-your-face screaming moshpit stuff go for this one. If you're not steer clear. I do like the Christian side to the record, however

Roy Bittan of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band is 62; Johnny Colla of Huey Lewis And The News is 59; Gene Taylor (Canned Heat, The Fabulous Thunderbirds) is 59; Mark Hart of Crowded House is 58; Dave Parsons, formerly with Bush, is 46;


1962 Jimi Hendrix is discharged from the Army
1980 Bob Weir and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead are arrested at the San Diego Sports Arena and charged with "suspicion of inciting a riot"
1991 60 people are injured at a Guns 'N' Roses concert near St. Louis after Axl Rose sees a fan video taping the show and he jumps into the audience starting a riot
1995 17 people are arrested as fans start rioting at a Grateful Dead concert in Noblesville, Indiana
2004 Scott Weiland of Velvet Revolver enters a no-contest plea in L.A. to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. The count stems from an incident the previous October, where the singer crashed his vehicle into a parked van
2005 The Live 8 concerts take place, where a reunited Pink Floyd perform
2008 Natasha Shneider of Queens Of The Stone Age dies of cancer in Los Angeles, California. Shneider was 52

ROCKLINE with Bob Coburn
Monday, July 4 STONE SOUR 11:30 PM Eastern/8:30 Pacific Listen here
Wednesday, July7 6 GEORGE THOROGOOD 11:30 PM Eastern/8:30 Pacific Listen here
Does your local rock station carry Rockline? Find out here

Check out the latest Rock Show with Mr. Rock 'N' Roll Michael David for the 4th of July weekend. You can download the zip file here

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