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Thursday, 31 August 2006

Err - further surfing on Oasis actual home page suggests the post below was bull shit. My aps, dear reader.
 
 

Oasis' Greatest Hits Album Includes Unreleased Tracks

     
Oasis have revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming Greatest Hits album 'Stop The Clocks'.
The 18 track album will also feature two new unreleased songs, the title track 'Stop The Clocks' and another new tune 'Boy With The Blues', which was set to feature on the bands new studio album.

The full tracklisting, according to newspaper reports, is as follows:

1 Some Might Say
2 Don't Look Back In Anger
3 D'You Know What I Mean?
4 All Around The World
5 Go Let It Out
6 The Hindu Times
7 Lyla
8 The Importance Of Being Idle
9 Masterplan
10 Half The World Away
11 Acquiesce
12 Champagne Supernova
13 Rock 'n' Roll Star
14 Supersonic
15 Wonderwall
16 Whatever
17 Boy With The Blues
18 Stop The Clocks

Commenting on the album title track, Noel Gallagher said: "I have a song called Stop The Clocks, which at the moment is acoustic, but could be massive.
"I wrote it quite recently and I think it's the best song I've ever written. The few people that have heard it really like it."
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I think it is quite simply the second best best of ever - after the Beatles '1' of course. I count seven number ones on teh british chart and several number twos. BUT 0  Where the fuck is Live Forever? - See below post. Should drop the new tracks and add "Roll With It"  and  L4E.

God Bless Q Magazine (and its readers)

  
Oasis's "Live Forever" looks all set to live up to its title after being voted the greatest song ever. The 12-year-old single - the first to demonstrate that the Gallagher brothers could have a tender side as well as bravado and swagger - has beaten classic tracks by the Beatles, U2 and Queen in the Q magazine poll of music fans to identify the all-time greats. "Live Forever doesn't date. It satisfies a timeless need for communal joy," The Sun quoted a Q magazine spokesman as saying. "People said after 'Live Forever', 'Where are you gonna go after that?' I was like, 'I don't think it's that good.' I think I can do better," Noel Gallagher said.
Oasis also claimed the second spot with their hit 'Wonderwall', while two other songs, played by the band 'Don't Look Back In Anger' and 'Champagne Supernova', also made the top 100. Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' was third in the poll.
While the Beatles' 'A Day In The Life' and U2's 'One' came in fourth and fifth place respectively. The Beatles claimed six places in the top 100 songs, the most by any band.
The list of the top ten 'All-time Top 100', as per Q magazine is:

1 Live Forever - Oasis
2 Wonderwall - Oasis
3 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
4 A Day In The Life - The Beatles
5 One - U2
6 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
7 Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
8 Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
9 Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
10 Paranoid Android - Radiohead

U2 rule!

Monday, 28 August 2006

Things we want to see in rock

Things we want to see in rock

 

Ø       Bill Joe / Green Day to unleash an epic solo. He's been threatening one for years. He's like a stripper always leaving you hot and heavy but that's it.

Ø       Dave Navarro to fuck of and die.

Ø       Chinese Democracy to be released. Before Axl needs a hip replacement.

Ø       A Mike Mills (from REM) solo album. We'll file it under the the alt/rock/folk/pop (category)

Ø       Supernova to burn out and fade away.

Ø       The Living End to make it big.

Ø       Someone smash up Lars Ulrich's drum kit. And tell him it was James.

Ø       Skid Row reform*.

 

*kidding, fool

 

Tuesday, 15 August 2006

Is Dave Navaroowhoos band 'The Panic Channel' shit?

To paraphrase the whore, the asnwer I'm looking for people is... yes.

Monday, 7 August 2006

If I could be a....

If I could be a song writer I would be Jim Steinman though if I wanted to be taken seriously I'd be Bruce Springsteen
If I could be a guitarist I would be Richie Sambora though if I wanted to be taken seriously I'd be David Gilmour
If I could be a singer I would be Bono though if I wanted to be taken seriously I'd be Micheal Stipe
If I could be a drummer I would be the Animal though if I wanted to be taken seriously I'd be that guy from Tool.
If I could be a bass player I would be Paul McCartney though if I wanted to be taken seriously I'd be Bob Rock
If I could be a drunken pianist I would be Elton John though if I wanted to be taken seriously I'd be Billy Joel

Um, yes, well um, yes, cough cough.... No - I had a purpose - what would be a cool band if I took my faves and what would be the serious band.... I think I'd go see the faves.....

Death no obstacle for Johnny Cash

I'm too Lazy to post a real post, so here's some Johnny Cash, stolen as usual form someplace on this interweb thingy. Bono once told me Elvis would have been a sissy with out Johnny Cash so go figure.
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LOS ANGELES: In life, Johnny Cash was merely a legend. In death, he is proving immortal.
Almost three years after he died at the age of 71 after a decade of poor health, the country outlaw is the most popular artist in the United States, currently at No 1 on the pop and country charts with an album of new material.
The album, American V: A Hundred Highways, recorded in Cash's final months as he looked forward to reuniting with his late wife, June Carter Cash, sold 88,000 copies in the week ended July 9. It's his first chart-topper since 1969's live prison album "Johnny Cash at San Quentin."
It also marks the fifth – but not the final – instalment in the American Recordings series, which resurrected the singer's career in the last dozen years of his life. The comeback was masterminded by rock producer Rick Rubin, who has already topped the album charts this summer with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dixie Chicks.
Cash and Rubin started work on the acoustic set the day they finished 2002's fourth volume, which featured one of the biggest hits of his career, a Grammy-winning cover of hard rock band Nine Inch Nails' Hurt. With a frail Cash sensing the end was near, he recorded 60 songs over eight months, often singing in an improvised bedroom studio at his home near Nashville.
REASON TO LIVE
While the sessions for the previous albums were straightforward affairs, Rubin said the "American V" sessions had a more important motivation – to keep Cash alive.
"He was recording every day to communicate and to be alive and to have a reason to go on. Which was different than the other albums which were just about singing songs," Rubin said in a recent interview with Reuters.
Still, Rubin said Cash appeared to be on the mend, no longer confined to a wheelchair and enjoying a better diet. He was devastated to learn of Cash's death on September 12, 2003.
"He was able to walk again, and everything was turning around to the point of where the week after he passed – the following Tuesday – he was supposed to be coming to Los Angeles, and we were going to be working together again."
Among the tracks on American V are covers of Gordon Lightfoot's If You Could Read My Mind, and the folk standard Four Strong Winds, as well as the last song Cash wrote and recorded, the train-themed Like the 309.
His voice sounds eerily fragile on If You Could Read My Mind, but Rubin said it fits perfectly with the melancholy lyrics and melody. On the other hand, his reading of Hank Williams' Evening Train is full of gusto, in part because Cash knew the song by heart.
The album was originally envisaged as a black gospel release, and Cash recorded several such tunes including the strident God's Gonna Cut You Down before they decided to expand their horizons. His former Sun Records labelmate Elvis Presley had an earlier crack at the traditional tune on his gospel album Amazing Grace.
READY TO DIE
Cash and Rubin, who developed an immensely close bond over the years, occasionally discussed death, and the singer had indicated that he was happy to go when his time was up.
"He was excited about working, but at the same time he was ready to meet June when it was deemed his time," Rubin said (She preceded him in death by four months.)
Still, the sessions were not depressing affairs. While Cash's physical body may have been failing him, his intellet and sense of humour remained as sharp as ever. On Like the 309," he confronts his mortality with the opening line, "It should be a while before I see Doctor Death."
"He was really full of wisdom and he was really interested and he would still read, and listen to documentary programs. He was always learning stuff," Rubin recalled.
Rubin said he will issue a sixth volume with tracks from the same sessions, but has no idea what songs will make the cut or when the album will hit the streets. Currently he is working with rock bands Linkin Park and Metallica.
A more immediate possibility is another Billboard magazine advertisement ripping the country music world for its apathy towards Cash. After the overlooked 1996 album Unchained (US sales to date: 152,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan) won the Grammy for best country album, Rubin controversially reproduced a famous photo of Cash hoisting a middle finger into the eye of the camera, and sarcastically thanked "the Nashville music establishment and country radio for your support."
"So much of the idea of that ad was really for Johnny's entertainment," Rubin recalled. "It's a great idea, having the No 1 album and the No 1 country album, it's a great time for a f–- you from Johnny Cash!"


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Check out the lyrics to Cash's Aint No Grave Album

Saturday, 5 August 2006

The Monster is Loose!

Thursday, 3 August 2006

Meat Loaf resolves Bat out of Hell suit

Me and SAS saw Meat play in Wellington on the 'Welcome to the Neighbourhood' tour about 1996. It was freaking cool. It still have the t shirt. Its almost tragic...
 
Stolen off Stuff as usual:
 
NEW YORK: Veteran rocker Meat Loaf has resolved a dispute with songwriter Jim Steinman over trademark rights to Bat Out of Hell, dropping a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over the title of the best-selling 1977 album.

"It resolved itself very quickly because neither one of us wanted to argue," Meat Loaf told Reuters in an interview at an event to promote Bat out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, set for release on October 31.

"There's a mutual love and respect there," he said.  

"We're not going to have a knock-down brawl. We just have too much history," Meat Loaf said, speaking fondly of the man who produced the original album that shot the portly Texan to stardom after his breakout appearance in the cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Meat Loaf, who was born Marvin Lee Aday, had filed a suit earlier this year claiming that Steinman wrongfully registered the phrase as his trademark in 1995.

Steinman wrote the title track and several others on the original album and the 1993 follow-up Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell. The two albums have sold a combined total of more than 45 million copies and spawned such rock classics as "You took the words right out of my mouth" and "I'd do anything for love (but I won't do that)".

Meat Loaf said there had never been serious antagonism between the two. "Sometimes there's just disagreements that in business two people can't settle, so you just need to involve other people ... You always hate to see it get to that."

Unveiling the third album in the trilogy to the media, Meat Loaf said Steinman had written seven songs on the new record.

"If it was not for Jim Steinman and his brilliance and his ability to turn a phrase and his concepts, we wouldn't be here tonight," Meat Loaf said of his collaborator who did not attend the event in a nightclub in a converted church lit by candles.

"He really liked the record, that's really important to me," he said. "We tried to show him as much respect and loyalty as we could because we're doing Bat out of Hell III. It's his concept to do Bat out of Hell III."

Among the Steinman tracks on the album, which was produced by Desmond Child, known for his work with the likes of Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, is the ballad "It's all coming back to me now," which was a big hit for Celine Dion although it was originally written for the first "Bat out of Hell."

Meat Loaf said he felt a deeper personal connection to many of the songs on this album than in past songs. He was also challenged by Child to adapt his style to work with writers such as Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Marilyn Manson's John 5.

"(For example) Blind like a Bat, I've never sung rock songs like that," he said. "I think you'll recognise it as classic Meat Loaf. But you're going to be surprised too."

Meat Loaf, who is deliberately vague about his age with reports of his year of birth ranging from 1947 to 1951, said he had no plans for a fourth in the series. "I don't know how anybody could live through it," he said. "I don't think I have the time, I don't think the years will allow it."

But he is planning some major gigs to promote the latest album, including an October 16 London show at the Royal Albert Hall in three acts, drawing on the three "Bat Out of Hell" albums. He will also bring the Bat to New York in November after the Halloween release of the new album.

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