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Monday Music Rewind: Jason Bonham

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Jason Bonham
Celebration Day Press Conference at The Museum of Modern Art
Featuring: Jason Bonham
Where: New York City, United States
When: 09 Oct 2012
Credit: WENN

Bonham is perhaps best known for being the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. However, in 1989, Bonham appeared as a special guest at the Moscow Music Peace Festival, performing the song “Rock and Roll” with many major rock stars of the day. That same year, he formed his own band, Bonham, whose Zeppelin-inflected first release The Disregard of Timekeeping had a hit single, “Wait for You” and the music video for the subsequent single “Guilty” did get some play; however, after a lukewarm reception for their 1992 release, Mad Hatter, the band was dissolved, and Bonham concentrated on session work and guest appearances.

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Prince with his pistol mic

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ZZ Top before they had long beards

Irony is the name of the drummer in ZZ Top.
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Read the story about their beards here.

Alice Cooper Slams Lumineers and Mumford & Sons

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Alice Cooper talks about his disappointment with rock music today.

via Fuse

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Monday Music Rewind: Seven Mary Three – Cumbersome

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I’m now realizing these guys were the “Nickelback” of the 90’s.

Formation and members
Seven Mary Three formed in 1992 when Jason Ross and Jason Pollock met while attending The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Originally an acoustic duo, Ross and Pollock split song-writing duties and performed with Ross singing and Pollock playing guitar. Later, drummer Giti Khalsa and bassist Casey Daniel joined the band, and the foursome played coffeehouses and clubs. Paul Smith of Megaphone contributed guitar tracks to Seven Mary Three’s second and third studio albums (Rockcrown, and Orange Ave.), and toured as an additional guitarist with the band in support of both albums.
The present members of the band are Casey Daniel, Jason Ross, Thomas Juliano, and Mike Levesque. Giti Khalsa has stopped touring with the band, but still performs on studio recordings.

Origin of group name
Jason Pollock revealed in The Cavalier Daily that they came up with the name while watching the 1970s TV series CHiPs. ‘7 Mary 3’ was the call sign for Officer Jon Baker, who was played by actor Larry Wilcox. (7M3: police radio call sign; 7 designates the patrol beat, M for Mary designates that he is a motorcycle unit and 3 is his unit number.) Pollock noted, “There’s no great significance or anything. We were just tired of trying to think of a cool name.”

haha. 

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Monday Music Rewind: The Kinks

Low Budget by The Kinks 1979. Buy here.

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Axl Rose on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Photo via Consequence of Sound

In case you missed it last night.

Axl Rose on Jimmy Kimmel Live.



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Monday Music Rewind: Alice Cooper – Years Ago / Steven

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This is a song from my past that has always haunted me. I was too young at the time this song was released (1975) to understand it’s meaning. All I knew was that the lyrics and the music accompaniment were creepy. Nonetheless, I would sit take the album from my older brothers collection of rock music and listen to it. I was drawn into the story.

There is a lot of misinformation about the song “Steven” and the album “Welcome to my nightmare.” Rumors have circulated that Alice Cooper (real name Vincent Damon Furnier) was molested by his father and left at a carnival, while others claim it’s about a father that kills his baby.

What we do know is that Welcome to My Nightmare was a concept album; the songs, heard in sequence, form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven. You cannot make sense of the song “Steven” without hearing the other songs in succession. This album shows why Alice Cooper was a master storyteller.

The best description of the song I found was this:  The song is an exploration inside the mind of a man (Steven) who is stuck psychologically at the age of a little boy (“I’m a little boy, No I’m a great big man”), due to some trauma (“all my toys are broken, and so am I inside, mom”). The song Steven is the “nightmare” he experiencesas he comes to terms with his past. As for dying (I don’t want to feel you die”), I think this is Steven dealing with the past. Young Steven has to “die” so that the trauma can be dealt with and adult Steven can move on.

Buy the song here. Buy the album here.

Tupac and KISS

Tupac presenting Grammy Award with Kiss at the 38th Grammy in 1996.

Tupac presenting Grammy Award with Kiss at the 38th Grammy in 1996.
(via Julia Segal Time)

Related:
Star Wars meets Tupac.
Tupac performs at Coachella as a hologram
Hip Hop just went full retard

How to get there

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