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November 2014

Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways Album Review

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Released Date 

10th November 2014

Band Member:

Tracklist 

  1. Something From Nothing
  2. The Feast and The Famine
  3. Congregation
  4. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness
  5. Outside
  6. In The Clear
  7. Subterranean
  8. I Am A River

My Thoughts

So after all the hype the 8th studio album by the foo fighters has been release called Sonic Highway and as the name of the accompanying TV series that follows the band across the country as they record each song from the album.

Each song from “Sonic Highways” was recorded at a different recording studio in a different city with different guest musicians. This is the second album in a row that the foo fighters have thinking outside the box and it the most part it works in this album.

The sound is vurious in it execution but with them recording in 8 different cites with two of them having strong blue’s and country backgrounds like austin textus and New Orleans it going to happened. But songs like Feast and the famine, congregation and I’m in the clear have big sounding guitar with I’m in the clear being the best. But with the band having three guitarist they were always going to have a good sound.

The cool synth part in something from nothing, country solo’s in congregation and david bowie sounding song in subterranean and are album highlight. But with the sound giving an all over the place feel. With watching the documentary and knowing that Dave Grohl was waiting to the last minute to write the lyrics and to get inspired by the studio’s and cites he was visited was at time a costly idea.

With at time it has the feeling he add some lyrics due to the interview he had like in song ‘something from nothing’ with the line ‘Button on a string’ and on ‘congregation’ with ‘Send in the congregation. But still good lyrics and he has a good track record.

Overall View

7 out of 10

It good album and is a good listen and you will be quite happy at the end. But with the album feeling more of side note to the documentary it an album you will sorry forgot after the first listen. With great sounding guitars and cool new sounds still make it worth at least one listen.

The songs you should check out;

  1. In The Clear
  2. Congregations
  3. Subterranean
  4. I Am A River

Written By

Stuart Irvine

 

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to release teaser trailer on friday

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So after a lot of speculation on monday it’s was confirmed that on friday we are going to get the first trailer of the new star war film and will debut in selected across the united states. With the new film being directed by JJ Abrams and mixes vets such as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher with new faces like Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and Lupita Nyong’o everyone exciting to find out what the film is going to look like.

But their is no news yet if the trailer is going to be shown internationally like in the uk or be released online. But we should found out in the next couple of days and i will tell you guys when i found out. Here a list of the selected chimera the trailer is going to be shown in the USA:

CA Irvine — Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX

CA San Diego — Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

GA Atlanta — Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

IL Chicago — Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX

NY New York — Regal Union Square Stadium 14

PA Warrington — Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX

TN Knoxville — Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

TX Houston — Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX

WA Seattle — Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX

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Stuart Irvine

The Title for Star Wars episode seven has been revealed

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So after pretty must getting nothing about the new star wars film other then casting line up but today we know abit more, with the release of the title of episode seven movie called ‘The Force Awakens’. With the title being release on the star wars twitter account and the star wars website.

This is the first title to not include an episode title in the name since the first star wars in 1977. With the film being directed by JJ Abrams, the only thing we know about the plot is that it pick up the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Also we know the original cast of  Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew will return to reprise their role ,with John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and Lupita Nyong’o among the new faces to join the film.

That hope this is a start of new information about a film and hope we get a trailer by the end of the year. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut in cinemas on December 18, 2015. I will keep you up to date with any star wars related news when it happens.

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Stuart Irvine

Phil Rudd the AC/DC drummer has been charged with attempting to procure murder

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Phil Rudd the AC/DC drummer has been charged with attempting to procure murder. The Australian musician has also been charged with with possessing the drugs methamphetamine and cannabis, as well as making threats to kill. He will appeared in Tauranga district court today, and was released on bail until 27 November. Rudd is accused of attempting to hire one person to kill two men and threatening to kill a complainant between 25 September and 26 September.

If he is found guilty he faces a sentences up to 10 years in New Zealand prison. This can’t be good news for AC/DC who is releasing a new album, Rock or Bust, on 23 November. But will kept you up to date with any other news on this subject when it happens.

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Stuart Irvine

 

Taylor Swift’s removes back catalogue from Spotify

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So the big news coming out this week is that taylor swift has removed all her back catalogue from spotify due to the fact that she believes that musicians should not “undervalue their art” by letting fans listen to their songs for free. i can see where she is coming from, due to the fact that the music industry has changes from the days when the only income from your music was from records sales, merchandise and ticket sales. Also spotfily only gives artist 7p per play of song.

This move comes off after her latest album called 1989 and is on course to sell more than 1.3m copies, breaking the record for the biggest-ever album weekly sales by a female artist. But in my opinion the reasons that taylor swifts are giving, i think this is pure greedy and this move will disappoint her fans that no longer will be able to listen to her music with one twitted follower saying:”Why is Taylor Swift removing all of her music from Spotify? It’s not exactly hurting her album sales obviously…So greedy.”  

But what your thought do you think taylor swift is doing the right thing with removing her music from spotify let me know what you think in the comments below .

Written By

Stuart Irvine

 

 

A look at the Oakland, California pop punk band called Emily’s Army.

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So this sunday i will be attending a gig in southampton to watch rise against and will be doing a review as well. But i thought it will be cool to have a look at the band that are going to support the rise against so today i will look at the band that coming from Oakland, California a pop punk band called Emily’s Army.

The band members have known each other for most of their lives then Max, Cole, and Joey formed the band in 2004 named Raining Souls. The name didn’t stick then Max and Cole’s 15-year-old cousin Emily was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life.

In tribute their adopted the name Emily’s Army. Then in 2010 their debut’s their first album called “Don’t Be a Dick”. It was Influenced by the rich East Bay music scene, dealing in cautionary tales, politics, and the pressures of adolescence. They have released ‘Lost in seventeen’ and this year has released a four song EP called ‘Swim’.

Band member:

  • Cole Becker – Guitar
    Max Becker – Vocals, Guitar, Bass
    Joseph Armstrong – Drumset

Website:

Songs to listen too:

  1. Aliens Landing
  2. Ammonia and Bleach
  3. High Wasted Shorts
  4. Lost at 17
  5. You Bit Me
  6. Broadcast This
  7. Part Time Burn
  8. Loch Lomond
  9. War
  10. Gubermensch

Discography

  • Don’t Be a Dick (2011)
  • Lost In Seventeen (2013)
  • Swim EP (2014)

Wayne Static from Static X has dead age 48

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Today we hear the sad news that the founder and frontman of Static X ‘Wayne Static’ has die age 48.

The representatives of the musician confirmed the news, but gave no details as to the cause of death.

Wayne Richard Wells was know for gravity-defying hairstyle as much as his music. Static had been scheduled to tour with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool in the near future. Wayne formed, Static-X, in 1994 after disbanding his previous group, Deep Blue Dream. Static-X’s debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip, went Platinum in 1999.

My Thoughts on Angels & Airwaves new song ‘The Wolfpack’

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So after we got the ‘Paralyzed’  early this month, angels and airwaves have released another song called ‘The Wolfpack’ from their new album ‘The Dream Walker’. So the song kicks starts with a awesome sounding bassline with synths supporting it and create a really nice sound that is something different from angels and airwaves songs one the past and I like that .

The lyrics and voice performances in this song isn’t anything different for tom delouge and that no surprice and at times I through the verse were too long then they should be, the chours was good and also very catchy with the lines:

It’s alright, a bit scathed, a bit lost
I’ve been played, I ain’t that clever
A city boy that can never say never
I got the life but that girl bites like a wolf  (MetroLyrics, 2014)

But I like the song i give it a 7 out of 10 I think it better then ‘Paralyzed’ and it show the band new sound off better. Im sorry guys that i got the date wrong for the album released it looks like the album coming out the same time  as the film on december 9th but it not long now.

We also got the track list from the new album as well and has some interesting titles and can’t wait to hear what their sound like in december.

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Stuart Irvine

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