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Beth Hart and Jeff Beck – I’d Rather Go Blind

Beth Hart & Jeff Beck perform “I’d Rather Go Blind” at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2012.

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Slash: “Axl Hates My Guts”

Guns n’ Roses At Stardust Ballroom June 28, 1985. (Photo by Jack Lue/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Dude, I have knots in my stomach over this induction.

Besides hating the fact that Green Day are inducting Guns N’ Roses at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony this Saturday, I now have to wait on Axl AGAIN to not crush my hopes for a reunion.

The hopeful part of my heart wants Axl to show up, scream, and completely destroy the naysayers by melting the hipster glasses right off their faces with a crushing performance of Sweet Child O’ Mine, while ushering in a new wave of hair metal to fill the void of good music we live with today.

The blackened, cynical part of my heart understands that Axl will probably let us down again.

Slash thinks so too. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Slash said that Axl hates him and that a reunion performance is not likely. Then again, if you read the Slash autobiography, you’ll learn Slash is deeply scarred by his relationship with Axl. A psychiatrist could write a book on how mental Slash and Axl really are.

Do you think Guns N’ Roses will reunite and perform on Saturday?

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Random Duck Duck news from around the web

1. 11 Things Wal-Mart Has Banned from its stores.

2. Jeremy Lin fever has officially become a worldwide epidemic. Go buy his jersey here. I like the Jeremy Lin away jersey.
Jeremy Lin

3. The Kernel has been spotted in his own environment.
4. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” has become the new “Drops of Jupiter.” #PlayedOut
5. All of the original members of Guns N’ Roses are to attend the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on April 14th. They haven’t said if they’ll actually perform together. They better…

Guns N' Roses

Axl Rose, the lead singer and only original member of the current rock band Guns N' Roses, performs "Welcome to the Jungle" at the Forum in Inglewood, California on December 21, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen

6. Keep Portland weird, man! Bound, naked in a Subaru: Valentine’s Day role-playing ends badly.

Bound, naked in a Subaru: Valentine's Day role-playing ends badly

Nikolas Harbar, 31, and Stephanie Pelzner, 26, are under arrest on charges of disorderly conduct in the second degree.

7. A new painting by artist by Jon McNaughton called “The Forgotten Man” is creating a stir.
8. The Food Police are out of control. A preschooler’s lunch consisting of a turkey sandwich with cheese, a banana, apple juice, and potato chips were deemed unhealthy by a state official in NC. It was taken away and replaced with chicken nuggets.

9. Irony defined: Man suffers heart attack while dining at Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas.

Random Duck News

Old Dutch Dill Pickle Chips

1. Is it just me, or do Old Dutch Dill Pickle chips taste different now? It’s like they changed the ingredients or something. If you have noticed this, please reply.

2. How much bubble wrap would you need to wrap yourself in if you wanted to jump out of a first story window and survive? Click here to find out.

3. The first camera-phone image taken was this.

4. Political correctness run amok. Nursery World Magazine reported that Anne O’Connor, who is an “equality and diversity consultant” for school districts, thinks we should replace white writing paper with other colored paper in the classroom and replace witches’ black hats with a pink ones for Halloween as a way to prevent kids from becoming racist.

5. Facebook is kinda becoming terrifying I think. I have seen it ruin relationships. I have seen  updates from people that make them look bad. I have “friends” that have completely dropped any form of human interaction and insist to only be communicated with via Facebook.  I’m not saying Facebook is all bad. A lot of it is fun. I just wonder what the long-term ramifications of it will be. Here are some things about Facebook that should scare you:
– Why You Never Really Log Out of Facebook – here

– Why Facebook Integration Is Actually Antisocial – here

– A List of Creepy Things Facebook Will Remember Forever – here

6. Here is some good insight on the recession, and why it is here to stay. Factories were at the center of the industrial age. That age is now over due to new technology and efficiency that does everything faster, cheaper, and smarter. If you want to save American jobs by creating more factories, you can’t. We don’t need those jobs anymore. Seth Godin says “Job creation is a false idol,” and explains why here.


Rush - 1978

7. So the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced nominations this week. RUSH apparently was snubbed again despite having the more gold and platinum albums than any artist except The Beatles (#1) and Elvis (#2).

The first known all-African-American heavy metal band

This is a picture of the first known all-African-American heavy metal band. Black Death formed in the late 1970’s and hailed from Cleveland, OH where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located. Coincidence? I think not. Read about them here. Check out their music here on Amazon.

The dude standing middle in the back needs to work a bit on his metal face, but the rest of them pretty much blow my metal mind. (via 9GAG)

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The band “Black Death” circa 1979

Recommended metal reading: Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal