14 Dic 2010, 20:32
4 Dic 2010, 6:40Linkin Park @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre – December 3, 2010 – Photo Gallery
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31 Oct 2010, 20:47Peter Frampton , Chicago @ Brisbane Riverstage 30 October 2010 – Photo Gallery
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18 Oct 2010, 20:49
2 Sep 2010, 23:17An interview with John 5 - September 2010 - LIFEMUSICMEDIA.COM
There aren’t many guitarists out there displaying as much originality and commitment to their craft as John 5 .
Long known as the axeman behind such artists as Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, he’s also played with such luminaries as Rob Halford, David Lee Roth and Paul Stanley. When he’s not touring with Zombie, he’s playing session work with artists from a wide range of styles including Ricky Martin and recording his own solo albums; such as his latest effort, ‘The Art of Malice’ which is available now...
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2 Sep 2010, 23:08John 5 - The Art of Malice
While ‘The Art of Malice’ is an instrumental album; you probably don’t need to be a guitarist to know who John 5 is. John 5 has played guitar for Marilyn Manson and is the current axeman in Rob Zombie’s band. Rubbing shoulders with two of the freakiest dudes in modern rock/metal surely goes some way to explaining John 5’s compulsion to shave his eyebrows and apply the face paint.
The Art of Malice is John 5’s third solo effort and shows the country-infused chicken-pickin’ shredder continuing to expand his chops and grow as a songwriter. Where ‘Requiem’ and Songs for Sanity affirmed his place in the pantheon of interesting and intense guitar instrumentalists, ‘The Art…” will go a long way to securing his position as an equally interesting songwriter as well...
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19 Ago 2010, 1:03It didn’t take Trent Reznor long to begin making music again after shutting the doors on Nine Inch Nails last year. In fact, news was already surfacing about his new project around the time of his marriage to Mariqueen Maandig in October of 2009. The newlyweds didn’t just join in holy matrimony – they joined in musical harmony as well, forming How to Destroy Angels (HTDA), together with programmer/producer Atticus Ross (Korn/NIN/Coheed and Cambria).
Trent is no stranger to forward-thinking when it comes to the release and promotion of his music. 2005’s ‘With Teeth’ was streamed on NIN’s
MySpace page before its release and 2007’s ‘Year Zero’ saw Reznor creating elaborate ‘alternate reality’ games that fell in line with the concept of the album and leaked several tracks into the world prior to the album’s release. ‘Ghosts I-IV’ and NIN’s final album ‘The Slip’ were both offered as free downloads on the band’s website as well as part of deluxe physical limited-edition packages with phenomenal success.
So it was with ‘How to Destroy Angels’ – the eponymous debut EP. First released on the group’s website as a free download, it is also... READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE
Review By: Ben Hosking
24 Abr 2010, 2:14Henry Rollins, ex front man of punk rock bands Black Flag and Rollins Band, is a charismatic man. He has the presence and easy manner that comes from half a lifetime on stage but this is tempered by the time spent on his more austere pursuits of observation, self imposed isolation and a hell of a lot of reading. Tonight he’s solo on stage, sharing the contents of his mind in the Brisbane Powerhouse for the first of three Brisbane shows – two added to the bill due to popular demand, despite the fact that Rollins has travelled to Australia no less than 27 times in the last 20 years.
Rollins works, moves, looks like a boxer. Short staccato sentences are tapped out relentlessly, full stops after every syllable working the ear drums of the audience.... READ THE FULL REVIEW AT LIFEMUSICMEDIA.COM
Review by: Lana Harris
14 Abr 2010, 0:51Interview: Dallas Taylor – Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
Dallas Taylor (DT), the longest standing member of southern rock/metal band Maylene and the Sons of Disaster talks to LifeMusicMedia’s Hannah Collins (LMM) about divine justice, family, touring and their new album “III”
LMM: I’m sure you’ve probably told this story a million times, but can you tell it once more? That is, how you guys got the name “Maylene and the Sons of Disaster”? And what it does actually mean to you all?
DT: Well it’s taken from the story of “Ma Barker” who was a mob boss in the thirties. She really thought she was doing the work of God but they’d go around robbing banks and killing people or whatever she thought Gods work at the time was. It was almost like a spiritual thing for them. So the whole name thing is taken from that scenario and the message behind it. What you do in life comes back to you. What comes around goes around, you know? For instance, in her life, all of her sons were eventually shot and killed. It’s Divine Justice, how you treat people and how you live your life really effects what comes back to you in the long run.
LMM: I know in the past, you’ve made mention to how much you believe the Ma Barker story is a symbol of what goes around comes around, and that Divine Justice is at times unavoidable. Being a Christian, and playing in a Christian band, do you believe in the power of Christ so much that it really overrides the basic theory of you get what you give? And that Christ is responsible for an individual’s retribution? For a non Christian for instance, they’d just call it Karma. Do you think the two; Karma vs Divine Justice, are actually any different?
DT: I guess for us it’s a little different, I’m a strong supporter of anyone who’s out there living their life, to help other people, and to better themselves. I would rather be around people that like that, than someone that just thinks they’re better, has something to prove, or tries to put other people down to bring themselves up. They’re a little different, Karma and Divine Justice, but it’s the same principle. All religions have a different analogy, but they all have the same idea. In the wide scheme of things, they’re all pointing to the same thing, what’s different, is the way we get there I guess.
LMM: Okay, so how much does God and his Divine Justice influence your life, and your music?
DT: Well for me the feelings are strong, and sometimes it’s what keeps me going. I’ve recently been having a bit of .....
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Interview / Dallas Taylor April 2010.
Interview By: Hannah Collins
24 Mar 2010, 6:22Live Review: Devin Townsend @ The Tivoli, Brisbane - March 2010
(Devin Townsend Project)
Review: Hannah Collins
What do you say about a person that seemingly has everything, can do anything, and pleases mostly everyone with his never-ending display of musical prowess? Devin Townsend is such a man. At almost 40 years of age, his list of achievements both in and outside of the music industry, have never ceased to amaze us. His list of albums and sprouting projects is as long and lustrous as his hair once was, with their both differentiating and intriguing sounds as diverse as Devin’s facial expressions. He was once dubbed the “boy genius” by Steve Vai at only 19 years of age and 20 odd years later, he’s definitely lived up to the hype that precedes him.
In his early days, Devin debuted his original works as the founder, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist for hard hitting, extreme metal act “Strapping young lad” (whose debut album “City” was declared to be; “possibly one of the best metal albums of all time”)....
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