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Posted in general with tags on December 19, 2013 by thirteenburn

It’s been a LONG time since I was last here; busy dealing with health issues, busy with life in general, and well, you get the picture.

Let’s see how long I can stick around this time, eh?

Merry Christmas to one and all… !


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“The Big Four” To Be Broadcast Via Satellite From Sonisphere

Posted in general on May 23, 2010 by thirteenburn

After rumors and ‘on-again, off-again’ reports of it actually coming together, it’s been finally announced that thrash metal’s “Big Four” – Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica and Slayer – will be playing this summer at the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth.

Now comes word that the show will be beamed via satellite into over 450 theatres around the world on June 22nd.

The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax – broadcast via satellite to select movie theatres Tuesday, June 22

For one night only, metalheads around the world can experience history: On Tuesday, June 22, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax perform on one stage together, and through the wonders of satellite technology, you can be part of this historic concert event, broadcast exclusively to select movie theatres around the world. Beyond the limited European festival dates, there are no additional tour dates planned for this extraordinary line-up.

US Tickets on sale now;
International Tickets on sale May 28.

For a list of those theaters where this once-in-a-lifetime event will take place, go here:


Posted in general with tags , , on May 8, 2010 by thirteenburn

Sorry for the lack of material, but quite frankly I’ve been very lazy. And besides, it’s not like a whole lot of people are they hanging on my every word…yet.

On with the show, eh?


Note To Steve Jobs…

Posted in general with tags , , on May 4, 2010 by thirteenburn

I heard an interesting statistic the other day: 95% of all computer users use Windows; only 5% use Apple.

I’m just sayin’…

Slash Solo Album Streamed Online

Posted in general, mp3, news with tags , , on April 2, 2010 by thirteenburn

Excellent news for Slash fans: his upcoming self-titled solo effort is being streamed online via‘s website, in advance of the upcoming May 10th release date.


Slash’s forthcoming solo album has been made available to stream online.

The self-titled solo record, which is released on May 10, features several guests including Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie, Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale and Lemmy of Motorhead.

Slash tracklist:

‘Ghost’ (featuring Ian Astbury)
‘Beautiful Dangerous’ (featuring Fergie)
‘Nothing To Say’ (featuring M Shadows)
‘Crucify The Dead’ (featuring Ozzy Osbourne)
‘Promise’ (featuring Chris Cornell)
‘By The Sword’ (featuring Andrew Stockdale)
‘Doctor Alibi’ (featuring Lemmy)
‘Saint Is A Sinner Too’ (featuring Rocco De Luca)
‘Watch This’ (featuring Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan)
‘I Hold On’ (featuring Kid Rock)
‘Gotten’ (featuring Adam Levine)
‘We’re All Gonna Die’ (featuring Iggy Pop)
‘Starlight’ (featuring Myles Kennedy)

I just finished listening to the album and it’s one Hell of a record. I won’t go too much into detail, mostly because the music is still sinking in, but it’s by far his strongest solo work to date.

I also did a cursory search for possible upcoming tour dates and as of March 31st – found via – what appears to be a tentative set of dates is posted as follows:

04/08 – Los Angeles, CA: CLUB NOKIA Revolver Golden Gods
05/22 – Atlantic City NJ: The Music Box @ Borgata SOLD OUT
05/23 – Columbus Ohio: Rock On The Range
05/30 – Landgraaf,Netherlands: Pinkpop Festival Pinkpop
06/11-13 – Nickelsdorf, Austria: Nova Rock Nova Rock (Date TBD)
06/19 – Clisson, France: Hellfest Hellfest
08/07 – Osaka Japan: Summersonic Summersonic

Again, these dates were posted on a Guns ‘N’ Roses fansite/forum and therefore unconfirmed, but I would imagine that they are in fact, correct. I would also imagine that more dates will be added, dependent of course on ticket sales for the aforementioned shows. Should that be the case and more dates are added, I will post them here as soon as I can.


Rare Metallica Demo Released

Posted in general, news with tags , , , , , , , on March 9, 2010 by thirteenburn

According to The Metal Den, what is thought to be the earliest demo ever recorded by the Bay-area thrash-meisters, Metallica, was recently unearthed.

The tune, recorded in 1982 in guitarist James Hetfield’s garage and entitled Sucking My Love, is yet another song from one of Metallica’s favorite and influential “NWOBHM” (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) bands Diamond Head, often mentioned as being a huge influence on them in many of the bands interviews.

No one knew this recording even existed, since original bassist Ron McGovney had the only copy of this garage practice session (this tape was too crude even be labeled a demo!). The tape features the Diamond Head covers “Sucking My Love,” “Helpless” and “Am I Evil” (the latter two which Metallica later re-recorded and released commercially), and their very first original tune, “Hit the Lights.” Recorded in Ron’s garage in March of ‘82 (two months after the band was formed) by suspending a $49.00 ghetto blaster in the air, and with James singing through the guitar amp, this is surprisingly a great recording for using such primitive means!

— Bob Nalbandian, Metallica Historian

This would be the second such ‘rare demo’ released from Metallica. In 2002 and in honor of their 20th anniversary, Metal Blade Records released a box set of rare and unreleased demos from many of the labels roster of bands, with Metallica contributing the skull-pounderHit The Lights, which was released but only on the labels vinyl version of Kill ‘Em All but has never been released in compact disc form.

SXSW: The State Of Music Blogs In 2010

Posted in general, opinion with tags , , , , on March 8, 2010 by thirteenburn

With the annual SXSW Music Festival just around the corner – March 12th thru March 23rd –Perfect Porridge has posted a series of blogs commenting on ‘the state music of the music blogosphere and is a must read for anyone passionately into music and/or their favorite music blog, say nothing of being a fan of the SXSW Fest.

So, without further fanfare or hyperbole, SXSW: State Of Music Blogs In 2010; Part1