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Pay It Forward....A Random Act Of Kindness...Can You Help?

Posted by News on October 29, 2014 at 5:54pm 0 Comments

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Asking for a Random Act of Kindness: Please Give Forward To Jason!

Thank you to those who have donated to Jason.  We urgently need continued help.

Jason, a long-time Rock.com team member and close friend to all of us is going without basics - food, monthly medications, and the medical treatments he desperately needs to be well enough to start chemo and radiation.

So please Rock.com members...help support Jason in his fight against pancreatic cancer. You can donate through his fundriser, even $5.00 or $10.00 can help make a difference; and please share this post to spread the word. Thank you!

Please check out Jason's story and fundraiser page.

Eddie Vedder And Liam Gallagher To Honor The Who

Posted by News on October 29, 2014 at 3:43pm 0 Comments

The Who will kick off the first leg of their 50th anniversary tour this April, but before then, the influential rock group’s music will be honored at a benefit concert in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Two famous frontmen — Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Oasis’ Liam Gallagher — will headline the tribute, which will take place Nov. 11 at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. Tickets for the show will go on sale on Halloween.

Other big names set to perform at the benefit concert are Rush's Geddy Lee, Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson and Brody Dalle.

The Who's Roger Daltrey is a longtime supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust and helps organize the organization’s annual benefit concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall. Teenage Cancer Trust supports the special needs of teenage and young adult cancer patients by providing hospital units designed specifically for teens and young adults. The charity also donates funds for research, support services and education on cancer.

The charity concert will mark Gallagher's first gig since his band Beady Eye broke up earlier this month.

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By Anne Erickson 

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Exclusive! Dave Davies Premieres Video From His New Album, Rippin’ Up Time

Posted by News on October 29, 2014 at 3:38pm 0 Comments


Legendary Kinks guitarist Dave Davies has provided Gibson with an exclusive “first look” at the debut video from his new album, Rippin’ Up Time. Titled “Through My Window,” the beautifully languid guitar tune features Davies playing both his Gibson Nighthawk and a Les Paul. “I had a lot of ideas in my head thinking about the past and how we started and The Kinks and my own life and the present and what's happening with my life now and concerns and worries, anxieties about the future,” says Davies, speaking about the album. “I suddenly had an image of all the times overlapping as if they're all in one place in my mind. I thought I'd just write it from the point of view of a dream. It's a mixture of emotions that I was going through as I was writing the songs, some would be happy or reflective or sad.”

Davies will rock out on his Gibson Nighthawk when he performs on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on November 7. To watch the video for “Through My Window,” click here.

By Russell Hall 

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Soundgarden Debut New Song

Posted by News on October 29, 2014 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

Soundgarden surprised their fans yesterday when they released their first new single since King Animal in 2012. The track is called "Storm, " and is a five minute slow-churning rocker. The psychedelic guitar lines from Kim Thayil are certainly a bit of a departure for the band, but musically it sounds just as moody and heavy as we would expect from Soundgarden.

"Storm" was recorded with producer Jack Endino in Seattle back in May. It is reportedly the first single from Soundgarden's upcoming rarities collection Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path, which is set to come out on November 24. The release is a three disc collection featuring B-sides, remixes, and live recordings.

By Daniel Eriksson 

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Slipknot Debut New Line-Up

Posted by News on October 27, 2014 at 1:17pm 0 Comments

Slipknot have debuted their new line-up with sets on consecutive nights at their Knotfest festival in the San Manuel Amphitheater.

The shows are the first to feature the bands’ new bass player and drummer, who have not yet been named publicly (although they’re rumored to be drummer Jay Weinberg and bass player Alessandro "Vman" Venturella).

They replace late bass player Paul Gray, who died in 2010, and drummer Joey Jordison, who was fired last year.

The band’s new album .5: The Gray Chapter is expected to debut at #1 on the Billboard album chart with projected first-week sales of between 100,000 and 110,000 copies in the United States. The album has already landed at #1 on Australia’s ARIA chart, and #2 on the UK Top 100.

The two Knotfest setlists were completely different (aside from encore “Surfacing”), and each featured the live debuts of material from the new album.

Slipknot will now immediately hit the road with Korn and King 810 on the Prepare For Hell tour.

By Peter Hodgson 

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Cream’s Jack Bruce Dies

Posted by News on October 27, 2014 at 1:14pm 0 Comments

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Cream legend Jack Bruce has passed away aged 71.

Bruce was born in 1943 to musical parents, and he demonstrated his musical potential early on when he won a scholarship to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. While he was there he discovered jazz, much to the chagrin of his teachers who told him to “either stop, or leave college.” So he left. Bruce met Eric Clapton when they both played in John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and they formed Cream - a band which many call rock’s first supergroup - with drummer Ginger Baker in 1966.

After Cream’s break-up Bruce continued to play, famously playing on the title cut of Frank Zappa’s Apostrophe, most of Lou Reed’s Berlin album and many, many more musical endeavors. Most recently Bruce was performing in the band Spectrum Road with Living Colour’s Vernon Reid, drummer Cindy Blackman-Santana and keyboardist John Medeski.

Bruce reunited with his Cream bandmates in 1993 for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and then in 2005 for performances at the Royal Albert Hall and Madison Square Garden.

Bruce died of liver disease at his home in Suffolk, England, surrounded by his family.

Read more about Jack Bruce here.

By Peter Hodgson 

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Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye Breaks Up

Posted by News on October 27, 2014 at 1:10pm 0 Comments

Rumors of an Oasis reunion are swirling after the band’s former vocalist Liam Gallagher announced the break-up of his post-Oasis band, Beady Eye.

Gallagher announced the news with the simply-worded tweet: “Beady Eye are no longer.

Thanks for all your support.” He later tweeted - but deleted - “I’ve got more talent in my [expletive] than the rest of the lads in #BeadyEye, hence the split. Maybe it’s time for a truce? #OASIS”

So how likely is an Oasis reunion? It’s hard to say. Liam Gallagher has spoken in favor of getting the old band back together, but guitarist Noel Gallagher seems perfectly happy with his band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, whose new album is due on March 2, 2014 and will be supported with a 13-show tour of Europe.

Another check in the ‘against’ column: Beady Eye featured three former Oasis members: Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock. So if there is a reunion either Liam will have to bake a few chocolate apology cakes or perhaps return to original members Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs and one of their pre-1999 drummers (Tony McCarroll, Alan White or Zak Starkey).

By Peter Hodgson 

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Fear Factory Head To Pune And Delhi This November

Posted by News on October 27, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

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Veteran American industrial metal band Fear Factory are set to perform to fans in Pune and Delhi this November. The band – which currently features founding members Burton C. Bell (vocals) and guitarist Dino Cazares along with bassist Matt DeVries and drummer Mike Heller will perform at the Pune and Delhi editions of touring live festival the Nh7 Weekender.

Fear Factory formed in Los Angeles in 1990 and have released eight albums over the last two decades, including the seminal Demanufacture (1995) and Obsolete (1998) albums. The band, who regrouped for the second time in 2009, released their last album The Industrialist two years ago and are currently working on their next, scheduled for a 2015 release on Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Fear Factory performs in Pune on November 22nd and in Delhi NCR on November 29th. For more details, go here.

By Shawn Fernandes 

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Study of THE EFFECTS due to eutrophication and a chemical pesticides in JAMUAARI river Samastipur north Bihar India

Posted by Brahm Devta on October 24, 2014 at 6:03pm 0 Comments

Main objective of this research is to observe and discuss the change carried out by both speedy eutrophication and pesticidal phosphate on a part of JAMUAARI river bio system.This is an important aquatic biota which has great environmental and historical value .It is tributary where Bagmati,Kamla,Balan,Baya,Noon along with JAMUAARI river put water into Ganga. It is known as GANG MOHAN GHAT of INDRAWARA. The word INDRAWARA derived from INDRAPAAL a great king of Bengal in 11th century .This tributary makes a wide lea where so many kinds of birds are migrated from China,Nepal and Tibet during winter season

Dave Davies - Rippin' Up Time (Red River Entertainment)

Posted by Steve Rosen on October 21, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

If Dave Davies had done nothing more than take a razor blade to his amp speaker and then play the scorched earth riff to "You Really Got Me," his place in the pantheon of music history would have been assured. But Davies proved to be so much more than a guitar pioneer. Along the way with the Kinks, he became a gifted songwriter and singer and when the band with his brother Ray broke up in 1993, he continued with a solo career that still lives today.

Those songwriting, vocal and guitar chops can be heard on Rippin It Up, his seventh solo album and arguably his best. Based on a dream he had about the past and a dystopian future, the album is a time capsule of the artist's life. Dave woke from a deep sleep and started jotting down lyric ideas and putting together chord changes and came up with the title track. That was enough to point him in a direction, at which time songs like "Semblance of Sanity" and "Front Room" emerged. This latter song pays delicate homage to a time very long ago when, as the lyrics state, "We started a band, rehearsed/All plugged into one amp/With Pete, Ray and Jonah from next door." Elsewhere on songs like the title track and "Semblance of Sanity," he pours his heart into great walls of electric guitar.

Recorded in just six weeks, Rippin' Up Time featured Dave and producer David Nolte playing virtually all the instruments. The younger Davies brother has turned into a truly accomplished songwriter. The songs here are as deeply expressive as anything he's ever written and not surprisingly his guitar playing is as fierce and fevered as ever. Davies has made a wonderful record and taken a huge step in his career as a solo artist.

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