Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ex-Anthrax Guitarist Dan Spitz Launches 'Christian Heavy Metal' Project

Let's keep the theme going here. This is also from Blabbermouth:

Some close friends, and of course, record company executives there at Cornerstone, were amongst the first to be blown away by what is to come to the Christian heavy metal genre. My brother Peter Baltes, from the legendary band ACCEPT (who has tracked all the bass on the project) stood alongside me at the festival as well. Matt Thompson from the band KING DIAMOND did some drum overdubs and will be my touring drummer, but was not available to attend.

And from here:

Spitz still has contacts with friends in music and says that others are coming to Christ. "There are people you would not believe that God has put me in touch with in the mysterious ways He does. I'm talking about bands that are some of the most out-there in the secular market, who are completely and radically saved."

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

C.C. DeVille Wants Poison Concerts To Be 'Honoring To God'

From here:

Pete Wilson, the pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee recently got a call from POISON guitarist C.C. DeVille asking for advice and inviting him to POISON's July 8 concert at the Sommet Center in Nashville. According to Pete, "C.C. has just become a Christian and was wondering if I would be willing to bring him some messages he could listen to on the road, as well as just encourage him, and answer a few questions."

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What's Under the Covers? or The Song Retains the Name

Off and on for a while now, I have wondered what kind of covers album I would put together if I were able to do so. Would I include Coal Chambers version of Shock the Monkey? What about Back In Black and Tomorrow Never Knows on the Living Colour album CollideĆøscope? Would I go back to 1989 for Faith No More's version of War Pigs? How about Testament's rendition of Nobody's Fault or perhaps the Guns N Roses version of Mama Kin? Actually the question that interests me most is what the rest of you might add to such a project. So impress us with how deep you can go and come up with covers worthy of their original glory.

(post written by dcedave)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Extreme - Star

Can't wait for Aug. 12 for new Extreme tunes. Just go to their myspace and check out Star.  After just a pair of listens Star picks up with the combination of catchy rock that Nuno and Gary felt was lacking on the music scene today.  See you at the House of Blues on Aug. 26.

(post written by dcedave)

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Ben Folds album arrives Sept. 16

From Paste magazine:

Everybody’s favorite piano-rocking, Shatner-collaborating, sailor-mouthed goofball Ben Folds has a new album hitting shelves on Sept. 16. Way To Normal, the singer’s first new studio LP since 2005’s Songs For Silverman, is produced by Dennis Herring (Counting Crows, Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello) and will be released on Epic Records.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New It Bites album "The Tall Ships" up for pre-order

I know that sounds strange to say "New It Bites album", but it's true... well, mostly. There is a new It Bites album and tour coming, but the latest incarnation of the band doesn't include Francis Dunnery and they've just announced that they are replacing original bassist Dick Nolan. Still, this is exciting news and I hope the album really lives up to the It Bites name.

Find more info at their official site.

Happy Birthday, Colin Edwin

Happy Birthday to Porcupine Tree's Colin Edwin who turns 38 today.


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