If you're looking for something to do Saturday afternoon and lacking funds, head on over to www.orionmusicandmore.com at 3:00pm eastern Sat. June 2nd to check out the streaming performance of Metallica's Black album at the Rock AM Ring in Germany.
head over to this link to catch the show http://www.orionmusicandmore.com/2012/rock-am-ring-livestream/ Share
Paul Dedrick Gray (April 8, 1972 – May 24, 2010), also known as The Pig or by his number #2, was an American musician, best known as the bassist, primary songwriter and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot. "He was kind of the person in the band that really wanted everybody in the band to always get along and just concentrate on the band. He was a really great friend and just a great person. He's going to be sadly missed, and the world is going to be a different place without him." —Shawn Crahan
Everyone is speculating if the band has broken up again, with 31 shows postponed, it makes me wonder.
But we could be jumping the gun a little, they still have about 13 shows they are gonna finish up, guess we will have to wait and see what all the fuss is about.
As a former crazy Van Halen fan in the 80s, I just haven't been too excited about their new shit, I'd rather remember them as they were back then.
;-) Read the story here on MTV Share
The music world is mourning again. This time, it's because Adam Yauch, known as Beastie Boys rapper MCA, has died.
GlobalGrind.com, music mogul Russell Simmon's website, reports that Yauch died after a long battle with cancer. He was 47.
In 2009, Yauch announced he was being treated for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland. He has undergone surgery and radiation therapy, and has not performed live since then. Yauch is survived by his wife, Dechen Wengdu, and their daughter, Losel.
Yauch was born an only child in Brooklyn, New York. While attending Edward R. Murrow High School, he taught himself to play the bass guitar, and formed the initial incarnation of the Beastie Boys with Michael Diamond (a.k.a. Mike D. ). They played their first show, then still a punk band in the vein of Reagan Youth on his 17th birthday. Yauch attended Bard College for two years before dropping out to focus on music.
The group originally featured friends John Berry and Kate Schellenbach. After Berry departed the band, he and was replaced by Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock). The group began building their reputation with a song called Cookie Puss, based around a recorded prank phone call to Carvel. The song became a sensation in New York's underground dance scene.
Two years later, at the age of 22, the Beastie Boys, now performing as a hip hop trio, released their first album Licensed to Ill on Simmons' Def Jam Records. By 2010, the Beastie Boys had sold 40 million records worldwide. The group has won multiple Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Yauch, a practicing Buddhist, didn't attend because of illness, but his bandmates read a letter from him.
"I'd like to dedicate this to my brothers Adam and Mike," he wrote. "They walked the globe with me. It's also for anyone who has ever been touched by our band. This induction is as much ours as it is yours."