Friday, September 27, 2013

From Metal 2 Rock News 4 U

Something ugly this way comes...tacky Christmas sweaters from Metallica! The band’s merchandising team will soon be adding the eye-searing

A new film focusing on the halcyon days of hairbands on the Sunset Strip is on the way. The DVD, titled Inside Metal: The Pioneers Of Los Angeles Rock And Metal (1975-1981)", will be out in February of next year, and will follow the then-burgeoning heavy metal scene in L.A. from the mid-’70s through the early ‘80s including bands like Quiet Riot, Mickey Ratt (Ratt’s earlier incarnation), Legs Diamond, and Steeler (among others), plus Metallica, Van Halen, and more.

Members from Y&T, Ratt, Dokken, Armored Saint, Rough Cutt, Angel, Metallica, Great White, Quiet Riot, Keel, BulletBoys, Ratt, Autograph and more will be featured

Rush bassist/frontman Geddy Lee recently told Rolling Stone that guitarist Alex Lifeson’s now-infamous “blah, blah, blah” speech during the band’s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was definitely unplanned. "I had no idea he was doing that,"said Geddy. “Neil [Peart, drummer] and I thought he had lost his marbles when he was talking. You can see the look on our faces behind him going, 'What the f*** is he doing?’” Added Geddy, “He's a mental case. And he's genuinely one of the funniest people you would ever meet in your life. But I wanted to kill him at the three-minute mark. Neil and I were threatening to knock him on the head and drag him offstage."

Check the footage:
(forward to the 4:40 mark for Alex’s “speech”).

This Week in Metal

Big, hairy birthday wishes this week goes to:

 October 3: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (51)

Metallica’s Cliff Burton

September 27, 1986: Metallica bassist Cliff Burton (24) is killed when the band’s tour bus allegedly hits a patch of black ice (singer James Hetfield and others disputed the bus driver’s claims of ice), skids off the road and rolls onto the grass. Burton, who was sleeping at the time of the accident, was thrown through a window and crushed when the bus rolled on him. He played on Metallica’s debut, Kill ‘Em All, as well as Ride The Lightning and Master of Puppets.

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