Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 2 – Indie Rock & Post-Punk Region

Pregame: We are now down to a field of 32 bands in this Second Round of the "tune-ament". Starting with this round most of the matchups will come down to counting great songs, especially as the field wittles down to the Elite Eight on down to the Final Four and the championship match.  By the by, I'm not sure … Continue reading Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 2 – Indie Rock & Post-Punk Region

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Interview: The Legendary Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead

Over at Metal Insider.net, Motörhead bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister was asked for his opinion on the state of the music industry today. I found his answer to be frank and accurate.Excerpt:METAL INSIDER: What are your thoughts on the music industry these days?LEMMY: Well, the music industry these days is dying, isn’t it? They have no idea … Continue reading Interview: The Legendary Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead

Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 1 – Hard Rock & Metal Region (Part 2)

The Match: #5-Iron Maiden (4) VS #12-Tesla (2)Iron Maiden sample song: "Moonchild"Tesla sample song: "Song & Emotion"The Winner: Iron MaidenPostgame: Tesla's first album Mechanical Resonance was an excellent debut with the songs "Modern Day Cowboy", "Ez Come, Ez Go", "Comin' Atcha Live" and so many more. The second album, The Great Radio Controversy provided greats … Continue reading Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 1 – Hard Rock & Metal Region (Part 2)

Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 1 – Hard Rock & Metal Region (Part 1)

Pregame: In contrast to the Indie Rock/Post-Punk Region from Saturday, this region mostly features bands I got into as a unsuspecting, highly impressionable pre-teen and early teenager. So there will be a lot of sentimental favorites here (though aren't they all?), similar to the Extreme Metal region considering the breadth of the history spent with these … Continue reading Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 1 – Hard Rock & Metal Region (Part 1)

Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 1 – Indie Rock & Post-Punk Region (Part 2)

Pregame: As stated in Part 1, this region has a lot of bands that became my favorites during my adult years. I believe there will be at least one upset in this region.The Match: #5-Sleater Kinney (5) VS #12-Blonde Redhead (3)Sleater-Kinney sample song: "Jumpers" (live)Blonde Redhead sample song: "Hated Because of Great Qualities"The Winner: Sleater-KinneyPostgame: Like the … Continue reading Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 1 – Indie Rock & Post-Punk Region (Part 2)

Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 1 – Indie Rock & Post-Punk Region (Part 1)

Pregame: This region has a lot of bands that became my favorites during my adult life (well, starting around 18-19). Many of them provided the soundtrack for that crucial transition from youth to adult, helping give perspective during those awkward, difficult years of learning just what the hell being adult even means. There are some serious matchups … Continue reading Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 1 – Indie Rock & Post-Punk Region (Part 1)

Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 1 – Extreme Metal Region (Part 2)

A little late posting today (hey, it's my weekend, and I'm a busy lad). So without further ado, let the games continue.The Match: #5-Testament (6) VS #12-Pantera (2)Testament sample song: "The Legacy"Pantera sample song: "Hollow"   The Winner: Testament   Postgame: Pantera featured one of music's best guitarists ever in the late, great Darrell "Dimebag" … Continue reading Battle of the Bands Tournament: Round 1 – Extreme Metal Region (Part 2)