"The Spaghetti Incident?"

Set lists and a little bit of Rock

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

What was the actual GNR "The Spaghetti Incident?"?

What's the meaning of GNR's The Spaghetti Incident album?

What's the meaning of GNR's The Spaghetti Incident album?

This site is called The Spaghetti Incident? after the Guns N Roses punk song cover album of the same name. 

It was the fourth and last studio album* of what was known as the most dangerous band in Rock And Roll. 

If you have read Slash's biography you'll know just how true that was! The album made it as high as number 4 on the American Billboard 200.

The Spaghetti Incident?

Here's the Rolling Stone review of the Spaghetti Incident? It's a fairly fair assessment. More recently GNR and Axl have announced that Chinese Democracy will be released on November 23 2008.

 Dr Pepper is not happy.

So what was the Spaghetti Incident? What were the events around it?

Good old Wikipedia suggests that the meaning of the The Spaghetti Incident?was explained by then GNR drummer Matt Sorum.

The title is a reference to a food-fight between Axl Rose and Steven Adler (former original drummer), involving spaghetti.

Adler was fired from GNR supposedly for his drug habit making him unable to play drums. Adler's took a lawsuit against GNR during which time Adler's attorney referred to the food fight as "the Spaghetti Incident".

It is suggested that the attorney's choice of name for the incident was a reference to the David Bowie movie, The Linguini Incident.

A source of amusement for the remaining GNR members it was chosen as the title for the album with the addition of a "?" to perhaps ask the question,"Really Steven?".

Another story I heard was that Spaghetti was code for Herion.

The band once hid Adler's Spaghetti which sparked a huge hissy fit which ultimately become known as a Spaghetti Incident?

Not sure of the veracity of this story as Slash's biography suggests Addler used the phrase Peanut butter as he kept his stash in the butter in the fridge.

Motely Crue also have a Spaghetti Incident story of their own. As you would expect about girls girls girls.

The book Rock Star Babylon’ suggests that the Crue's Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx held a contest between themselves to see who could go the longest without washing, showering or bathing in any way, yet still be able to sleep with groupies without them being ill or bailing out.”

The story goes they went around for two months whilst their personal hygiene all while having sex with as many woman as they both could.

The Spaghetti Incident was so named when a lucky groupie gave Nikki Sixx fellatio and vomited her dinner of spaghetti all over his junk. Yum huh? Who knows how true this was?!

*Yeah we know Chinese Democracy is out but let's face it, it's an Axl solo album!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

U2's Joshua Tree Tour Set

U2 have played for the first time ever, the classic Joshua Tree album live in concert. It's the 30th anniversary of the album's release and it has been re-issued.

The venue was BC Place, in Vancouver, Canada.  

U2 opened the show with some early classics that were released prior to the Joshua Tree and then the band kicked of the album run through with Where The Streets Have No Name.

U2 ended the quick with a standard set of encore songs but notably debuted a new song, The Little Things That Give You Away.

Mumford and Sons opened for U2.

Main Set List 

Sunday Bloody Sunday
New Year's Day
A Sort Of Homecoming
Where The Streets Have No Name
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
With Or Without You
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running To Stand Still
Red Hill Mining Town
In God's Country
Trip Through Your Wires
One Tree Hill
Mothers Of The Disappeared with El Pueblo Vencera

Beautiful Day
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Miss Sarajevo

Here's the video of the new song which Bono said was A Song of Experience, meaning it's going to feature on the forthcoming album, Songs of Experience.

This new album is the follow up to Songs of Innocence. When paired the two albums will form a duet which reflects the life the band has lived. 

Monday, 10 April 2017

Katy Perry: Before and After the Airbrushing

Photoshoped images. Airbrushed photos.It happens to the best of us, we do a bit of modeling there, a cover story for People Magazine there and they air brush out our freckles, flabby bits and huckery moles.

But what about those celebrities? They need all the help they can get right? The term the beautiful people was meant to be ironic right? People like Katy Perry need all the help she can get right? After all, she's as as ugly as dirt right?

Well apparently Rolling Stone Magazine thought so for their cover shoot of Katy. Here's an airbrushed image of Katy Perry that's doing the rounds on twitter which shows a before the airbrushing and afterwards.

The differences between ugly Katy and pretty Perry are amusing...

Katy- Perry - Before- After - Airbrushing

Before and After: The Air Brushing of Katy Pretty 

It's amusing to see how Rolling Stone made Katy's boobs bigger, totally rearranged her fingers, removed that mole thingy on her chest and made her other wise sexy tummy even trimmer.

She's a dish!

No wonder Russell Brand snapped her up!

In fact rumour has it, he only proposed to Katy after this copy of Rolling Stone turned up in his mailbox.

Truth is, sex sells and Rolling Stone knows it.

Even the makers of Halo know it. I'm sure Katy knows it herself.

It's no biggy, the question is really, does Katy need airbrushing?

There are some things you can't photoshop or air brush out however. Live action shots!

Here's Katy getting slimed! Either that or she just had sex with Shrek.


Do you like Star Wars quotes?

Star Wars is full of great quotes...

One of them accounts for one of the most famous movie twist of all time, "No, I'm your father!" other's like, "I've got a bad feeling about this" serves to lend a long air of continuity across all the films.

Here's a sweet collection of pages that will lead you to the quotes and lines of some of the most popular characters from the franchise such as Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi to the new characters such as Jyn Erso and Captain Phasma.

Here's quotes from the 'Big Five' characters of Star Wars.
The Force Awakens quotes
Rogue One movie quotes
A collection of lines and quotes from across the Star Wars films

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Song Lyrics to the 'This House is not for sale' album by Bon Jovi

Song Lyrics to the 'This House is not for sale' album by Bon Jovi

Song Lyrics to the 'This House is not for sale' album by Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi's first full studio album since The Circle, This House is Not For Sale features classic Jon Bon Jovi lyrics. The first single from the album, was the name of the album! Good on ya Jon. 

The video for the song can be watched online here.

Lyrics and Track listing for This House is Not for Sale.

This House Is Not for Sale
Living With The Ghost
Labor Of Love
Born Again Tomorrow
New Year's Day
Devils In The Temple
Scars On This Guitar
God Bless This Mess
Come On Up To Our House

Bonus Tracks available with the digital purchase of the album.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Rev Rad lyrics by Green Day

green day rev rad lyrics

Revolution Radio album lyrics by Green Day

Green Day's new album is called Revolution Radio. It's been shorted by fans to 'Rev Rad'

Here's the lyrics to all the songs on the album:

Radio Revolution / Rev Rad

1. "Somewhere Now
2. "Bang Bang"  
3. "Revolution Radio"  
4. "Say Goodbye"  
5. "Outlaws"  
6. "Bouncing Off the Wall"  
7. "Still Breathing"  
8. "Youngblood"  
9. "Too Dumb to Die"  
10. "Troubled Times
11. "Forever Now"  
12. "Ordinary World"

Saturday, 2 July 2016

The ten best 'pauses' in rock songs

Sometimes playing nothing at all can be one of the best things in a song. What is this pause? It’s a ‘violation of expectation’ used to build tension which in turn creates excitement for the listener. Delaying an expected note in a song is a great trick that many guitarists, pianists and other musicians use - and when a pause is used in a song structure, the effect can be tremendous.

Popular music producers such as Bob Clearmountain have used them to such effect that the 'Clearmountain' is often referred to when talking about the pause!
It an adage that 'silence is golden' and if that's the case, here's ten classic songs that have some golden moments by way of a deliberate pause.

The first song in this list is the inspiration for this post - I was listening to it while on the bus and the pause made me sit up and pay attention:

Living on the Edge by Aerosmith from the Get a Grip album. 

Check out this video that starts with a nude Steven Tyler hold his meat and two veges and ends with Edward Furlong sharing his sandwhich with a bully. The pause is at about the 3.30 minute mark. The song is seemingly building to a big moment, yet the pause drops in which leads to a drum beat and then the big moment. It's brilliant.

Wonderwall and Don't Look back in Anger by Oasis from What's the Story (Morning Glory)?

Wonderwall is probably my favourite song. Every time I pick up the guitar I ending up chuck on a capo on the second fret and go for gold. And the golden moment in Wonderwall is the pause that comes just before the start of the second verse. At the 2 minute mark Noel Gallagher delays the strum of the Em chord to perfection which means when the chord chimes it's a piece of heavenly pop.

This next pause is perhaps a little bit of a cheat. Don't Look Back in Anger is Noel's signature tune. He sang it rather than Liam and it went to number one on the British charts. It also has a great little drum fill that starts just after the solo. It's the most briefest of pauses you could count as a pause but the linking of the end of the solo and the drum fill 'feels' like a pause. Great song moment. Here it is at the 3.30 mark.

Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. from Automatic for the People

One of R.E.M.'s greatest singles, Everybody Hurts features Peter Buck playing simple arpgeggio chords and soaring vocals by Micheal Stipe. The song is about grief and death. So when the pause  after the line "you're not alone" at the 3 minute mark, it gives you time to think, fuck, yes I feel sad, yes I feel glad, yes I loved that person or whatever it is you want to think. When the arpeggio picks up right after, it almost feels like life has just given you a gentle nudge to say, you're still here, come with us, your hurting but you're not alone...

Closing Time by Semisonic from Feeling Strangely Fine.

One song that’s perhaps well known for its great pause is Closing Time by Semisonic (a band that should never have broken up in my opinion).  Check out the pause just before the chorus atthe 3minute mark.

This is the song that has what’s known as the 'ClearmountainPause' -  Semisonic's producer Nick Launay is quoted assaying “we had to have our mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig, create the pause bystretching the existing pause, layering it, making it as long as he could.Thereafter, we referred to that part of the song as the “Clearmountain Pause.”At shows over the next few years, the pause got longer, and longer, and longer until it was a musical piece unto itself.”

Love Shack by The B52s from Cosmic Thing

Tiiiiinnnnn rooooffff PAUSE rusted ! That's pretty much all you need to know about this classic song. Katie Pierceson delayed enunciating 'rusted' oh so perfectly about a seemingly nonsensical line about the shack. Rust never sleeps, I guess.

River of Dreams by Billy Joel - River of Dreams

I loved this song when it came out. It was catchy as anything and it still is - and it's 4 second pause is perfect. Coming off a funky jivin' feeling the listener is left thinking, "where did that good stuff go?" and is rewarded very well when rescued with 'in the middle of the night"

Never Tear Us Apart by INXS was apparently another Clearmountain pause. This is song has a very bold pause - if fits neatly between Hutchence's lyric and a dramatic guitar riff - and the drama is surely created and added to by that pauuse. It's at the X minute marrk. 

Closing Time's pause also inspired a book chapter in A visit from the Goon Squad by author Jennifer Egan which features famous pauses in rock songs. So, with a nod to that book, here's two songs from it:

Young Americans by David Bowie. 

Long Train Running by the Dobbie brothers

Young Americans. 

Faith By George Michael.

The best bit of this long player is the awesome organ introduction but the pause is pretty good. Play it on your acoustic guitar and decide for your self .

My generation by The Who

The pause in this song is just enough that Roger Daltry teases he's going to say fuck but comes clean with fade away.

honourable mention for the same Trick. Bon Jovi's Bounce from the album of the same name.

Paint it black by The Rolling Stones

A quick and simple one - after the classic snake like sitar riff there's a slight delay before Charlie Watt's drums kick the song into life.
Monkey Wrench by the Foo Fighters from The Color and the Shape

Purple Rain by Prince from the Purple Rain Soundtrack

march of the Pigs - doesn't it make you feel better

Supervixen by Garbage is a song that's commonly singled out as having a great pause - while the band of super producers are rocking out, Shirley Manson is a seething rage of bitch and then she drop out

Rosette The Look

Brittany Spears Crazy

Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys

Monday, 13 June 2016

The Stone Roses Setlist Carlise, England

stone roses reunion live

The Stone Roses Set list Carlise, England 

The reformed and refreshes Stone Roses continue their tour of taking loads of well earned cash from the punters keen to see the Third Coming of one of the best ever bands to come out of England.

The gig was held at the Sands Centre, Carlisle, England on 8 June 2016

The set list featured a strong mix of songs from both their albums and a spin of their new single, All for One which apparently the audience went ape for. If you check the youtube videos, many of band's songs had some sweet sing audience alongs.

Stone Roses set:
  1. I Wanna Be Adored
  2. Elephant Stone
  3. Sally Cinnamon
  4. Bye Bye Badman
  5. Mersey Paradise
  6. Begging You
  7. Waterfall
  8. Don't Stop
  9. Fools Gold
  10. All for One
  11. Love Spreads
  12. Made of Stone
  13. She Bangs the Drums
  14. Breaking into Heaven
  15. This Is the One
  16. I Am the Resurrection

Two days following the gig, the band released their second single since their reformation, Beautiful Thing.

Monday, 11 April 2016

GNR Las Vegas Set List on the Not In This Life time reunion tour.

The second gig of the Not In This Lifetime Tour was a larger scale affair. The Troubadour gig was GNR, turning over the gears, in sense, for the first time since 1993, this T-Mobile Arena gig in  Las Vegas was the band reaching out, playing more songs, sending the Night Train down the path of rock and roll glory.

It's So Easy

Mr. Brownstone

Chinese Democracy

Welcome to the Jungle

Double Talkin' Jive


Live and Let Die

Rocket Queen

You Could Be Mine

New Rose

This I Love


Speak Softly Love

Sweet Child O' Mine


Civil War

Band jam of "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd


November Rain

Knockin' on Heaven's Door


Band Encore:


Paradise City

The Gunners are back!

The Gunners are back and so are we. On 1 April 2016, Slash and Axl shared a cup of cool-aid, buried the hatchet public ally and with some old school and new school members of GNR, they bashed out a set at the famous Troubadour venue.

Playing a selection of classic GNR cuts, a sweet cover from The Spaghetti Incident and two songs from Chinese Democracy, GNR announced to the world they aren't finished just quite yet.

The gig was the first in what has been billed, the 'Not in this lifetime' tour. Featuring Axl, Slash and and Duff, there was a notable absence of Izzy Stardlin. While he has performed with Axl several times over the last 15 years, he's under er.. no illusions as to the potential chemistry that's been unbottled so he's decided to stay away. For now?

GNR Troubadour Set List, 1 April 2016

It's So Easy

Mr. Brownstone

Chinese Democracy

Welcome to the Jungle

Double Talkin' Jive

Live and Let Die (Wings cover)

Rocket Queen

You Could Be Mine

Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)

Sweet Child O' Mine

New Rose (The Damned cover)


Knockin' on Heaven's Door(Bob Dylan cover)

My Michelle



The Seeker (The Who cover)

Paradise City

Monday, 6 January 2014

Sonic Youth 'Dirty' tour set list, New Zealand early 1990s

somic youth set lsit nz dirty tour

We’ve come out of semi - retirement as The Gunslinger sent us this pix of a Sonic Youth set list from when they toured NZ in the 1990s when they were riding a wave of popularity due to the success of ‘grunge’ and what not, not that you could accuse Sonic Youth of actually being a grunge band per se. Perhaps the very definition of alternative music? 

Anyways, pundits on the Slow Boat records Facecrack page reckon this set is from the Dirty Tour and is possibly from a gig in Christchurch  in 1992/3. 

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Mike McCready does an awesome cover of Van Halen's Eruption - here's the video

mike mcready jumping on stage live

OMG, something awesome to bring us out of our slumber. Here’s a video of Mike McCready doing a sweet version of Eddie Van Halen’s Eruption. The rendition isn’t too shabby for a live performance on a rainy, rainy night.

This solo was shredded out at Wrigley Field, Chicago on July 19, 2013 as Pearl Jam began a new tour to promote their newest album, LightningBolt.

At the gig PJ debuted two new songs to the world. The first was the title track from the album, the second being the slow but sure Future Days which featured album producer Brendon O’Brien playing along on keys. I’m picking the later will become a fan favourite in no time at all.

Here's the set list from that night:

Set One:

Present Tense
Hold On
Low Light
Come Back
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

Rain delays led to a second set that was shorter than intended:

Set Two:
All The Way (Eddie Vedder song) (with Ernie Banks)
All Night
Do the Evolution
Setting Forth (Eddie Vedder solo song)
Mind Your Manners
Lightning Bolt (debut performance)
Even Flow
Eruption (Van Halen cover)
Why Go?

PJ Set Encore:

Future Days (with Brendan O'Brien playing keyboard)
Mother (Pink Floyd cover from the Wall album)
Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover)
Wasted Reprise
Life Wasted

Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young cover)

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Scott Weiland fired from STP. Again.

Scott Weiland won't be so happy in his galoshes this morning:

The Stone Temple Pilots have fired singer Scott Weiland.

In a one-sentence news, publicist Kymm Britton said: "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland."

It said: "I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that's something for the lawyers to figure out," Weiland said.

"In the meantime, I'm looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday."

The band's 1992 debut, Core, has sold more than 8 million units in the United States.

Their hits include Vasoline, Interstate Love Song and Plush, which won a Grammy in 1993 for best hard rock performance with vocal.

Weiland was also in the supergroup Velvet Revolver with Slash and other musicians, basically after he was fired for the first time by STP a few years back.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Puss N' Boots Set List Brooklyn, New York

Puss N' Boots set kist

Puss N' Boots Set List Brooklyn, New York

When: 17 January 2012

Where: The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY

The Guff: Basically they're Norah Jones' cover band but Greg, who very kindly supplied this set list, had a great time at the gig and really appreciated the burleseque dancer that paraded around the stage during the encore...

Looks like Wilco's Jesus Etc was cut from the set - that could have been awesome!

Set List

Brought It All On
Leaving London (Tom Paxton cover)
Double Duty Lovin' (Eddie Bond Cover)
Bull Rider (Rodney Crowell Cover)
Sex Degrees (Sasha Dobson song)
Cry, Cry, Cry (Johnny Cash cover)
Night After Night (Laura Marling cover)
In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town (Ted Lewis cover)
Down By The River (Neil Young Cover)
Pardon My Heart (Neil Young cover)
Don't Know What It Means
Tarnished Angel (George Jones cover)
Twilight (The Band cover)

Set Encore

Random Burlesque Dancer dancing to the Hawaii Five-0 theme.

norah jones guitar live

Puss n' Boots are:
  • Catherine Popper: Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar
  • Sasha Dobson: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drums
  • Norah Jones: Vocals, Electric Guitar

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Green Day Set list Where Billie Joe smashed his guitar

billie joe smash guitar

Green Day Set Where Billie Joe smashed his guitar

Where did they play: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Tour: ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡TrĂ©! Tour
What for?  iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012
I heard Billie Joe smashed his guitar up? Yep, he was upset Green Day’s playing time got slashed to make room for Usher. Yeah, fuck Usher.

Update: Greenday have posted this on Facebook "Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances.'

The Spaghetti Incident still does not like Usher.

Set List
American Idiot
Fuck Time from the Dos album.
Oh Love from Uno
St. Jimmy
Basket Case (at which time Billie Joe blew his nut)

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