Tuesday, November 24, 2009

illegal wood?

Gibson Guitars was recently raided by police on claims of illegal wood usage. The American police is investigating the company for allegedly using illegal wood to make its instruments. The company states that "Gibson is a chain of custody certified buyers that purchases wood from legal suppliers who are to follow all standards."

This whole issue makes me wonder if there's such thing as illegal wood use? I personally have never heard of anything like that before. Gibson has always made outstanding guitars so this might be the reason why they sound so good lol.

Do you guys think this is a big deal considering there's a lot more bigger problems in today's world to deal with?

I hope this doesn't effect Gibson's quality in guitars.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

our saviour Epitaph

In a time period where neon/crunkcore/electro/pop bands are being labelled as apart of the "punk scene", it leaves little room for the bands in the "scene" who have been around for a long time that don't adapt to these ridiculous changes. With all these older bands not doing as sucessful anymore thanks for kids only accepting the new trend, it makes us wonder whats going to happen to these bands since they're all getting dropped from their record labels or are now free agents with no where to go. Luckily the long time popular record label Epitaph is still around to support. The label is founded/operated by the god fathers of punk rock, Bad Religion. The were originally known as a punk rock label but they've expanded over time without losing their roots though. Recently the label has signed the bands Thursday, New Found Glory, Every Time I Die, and Story Of The Year. All of those bands were previously popular but have faded as the scene evolved to something ridiculous and they did decided to stick to their guns instead. Epitaph has saved the careers of these amazing bands at tough times like these which is why to me they're considered our saviour of the "scene".

Just this week, the label picked up another great band who is running into the same problems with today's music. They signed the band Alkaline Trio. I'm personally excited to hear another reason from them and i'm glad they're now on a label that cares about music regardless of popularity.
Have a listen to Alkaline Trio here if you've never heard of them:

What do you guys think of today's current music trends?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Digital Tattoos

A digital tattoo interface is perfect for people who want a tattoo but don't want anything permanent. It seems silly to do but it's doable now. The crazy part of it is that it powers itself by converting the glucose and oxygen found in blood into electricity.

You can read the full article HERE.

Would you considering getting something like this or just stick to the real thing?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kill Hannah robbed

Kill Hannah's van and trailer with over $120,000 in gear and merch inside were stolen from outside of their hotel in Philadelphia.
You can see the band's Twitter post about it HERE.

With all the recent thefts that have been hitting bands lately, what do you think should be done to help prevent terrible situations like these? Something definitely needs to be done whether it's different methods, security, or whatever. Lets hear your thoughts.

In case you've never heard of Kill Hannah before, check this out:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

no more Steven Tyler

After a countless amount of years and albums, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith has quit the band. Joe Perry wants to still continue on with the band though.
Is there even a point to this? In my opinion, Steven Tyler was the band and Aerosmith will now just be a cover band of itself.
What are your thoughts?

Here's the full article of the story - http://www.nme.com/news/aerosmith/48286

Monday, August 24, 2009

punk's not dead?

I recently read that Jim Lindberg, the singer of punk rock band Pennywise, has recently quit the band after being the original singer for 20 years. Even with losing a valuable part of Pennywise, the band has stated that they will continue to write new music and perform. I'm not sure how i feel about this considering Jim was the heart of the band. I grew up listening to this band and would always goto their concerts back in the day. The amount of energy and power that Jim brought feels irreplaceable for that band.

If any of you guys were fans of this band, what do you all think of this situation?

This was one of my favourite songs by them that got me into the band:

Here's an article about Jim Lindberg leaving the band:

Friday, August 21, 2009

another supergroup

When you take members of 3 talented/respected/popular bands, you end up forming one supergroup. Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), John Paul Jones (Led Zepplin), and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) have all joined forced to for the band Them Crooked Vultures. There's been a lot of buzz about them among the industry and music zines. Check out a fan filmed live video here:

Their debut album is expected to be out at the end of October and you can already tell that this is going to be a highy anticipated album!

Just to brighten the day some more, here's a pretty entertaining Belly Flop Remix clip:

Who doesn't enjoy seeing a belly flop? come on! lol =)