Un poco de humor para comenzar la semana, cortesía de Tobias Sammet de Edguy [wiki]:


Against certain rumors and speculations Tobias Sammet has not undergone a sex change operation yet: ?Of course after the success of Nightwish, Within Temptation & Evanescence we sat down to discuss what kind of sacrifice we?d have to make to hit big time with this new album. In time of female vocal domination we came to the conclusion that it?s the penis that stands in our way. I mean ? literally of course! That being said, to avoid any rumors: if it?s gonna happen I?d become a lesbian woman. In case this trend is gone and we?re too late, our drummer Felix considers to join me to the operating room and become a cockatoo. Though we talked him into believing that cockatooed drummered bands are gonna be the next big thing it?s not for business reasons. Felix discovered his cockatooish side just when reaching puberty. Ever since he?s felt like having been born in the wrong shell. He?s more that cockatoo kind of guy, you all know what I mean. Whatever, in case all this won?t work, we just recorded the most ambitious Edguy album so far ? just to be on the safe side. It?s the most diversified stuff and we?ll post the songtitles soon. The first press reactions are superb and I feel not playing it close to the chest was the best thing we could have done. It?s still Edguy at any second, it?s funny here and melancholic there, fast and slow and really diversified. You?ll hear ?ROCKET RIDE? on January, 20th. And the first part of the tour is booked too. Tickets are gonna be available early next week, watch out for some real big entertaining HM-party. See you all and stay Metal. You are the best.?

Para los que tengan ganas de verlos en directo, actuarán en España en las siguientes fechas:


Feb 9 (E) MADRID, Aqualung
Feb 11 (E) BERGARA, Sala Jam
Feb 12 (E) BARCELONA, Razzmatazz 2

A modo de curiosidad, un día después de publicar esta «noticia», Tuomas Holopainen, el teclista y compositor del material de Nightwish, publicó una carta abierta a Tarja Turunen en la página web oficial del grupo, comunicando el despido de la vocalista. Dado que la única canción que me gusta de este grupo es la versión de «Over the Hills and Far Away» de Gary Moore [wiki] (me recuerda a la original) tampoco me va a quitar el sueño.


Charlie Benante (Anthrax [wiki]) en una entrevista sobre su gusto por Star Wars.


The Rock Show

This week’s show is a Roadrunner co-present special – Rob Flynn, Matt Heafy and Max Cavalera all with Mike!

::: Listen to the show


La de arriba es una de las fotos de la visita que Steven Seagal [wiki] realizó a la fábrica de Gibson [wiki]. Mr. Seagal una vez dijo:

I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol.

A partir de ahora le podremos recordar también como guitarrista, más allá de su papel como el agente-de-protección-del-medioambiente-que-patea-culos-y -toca-el-banjo-y-se-lia-con-la-entonces-futura-C.S.I.-Marg-Helgenberger Jack Taggart en Fire Down Below. Para ello, contamos con su contribución al mundo musical, que salió al mercado en algún momento del 2005:

Mmmmm…. todavía no sé si me gusta más que la música de David Hasselhoff :P.

PD: El título del post pretende decir «Electric Guitar Sensei», pero como no tengo ni idea de si es correcto o no, espero que alguien me corrija.


Sacado de BlabberMouth.net:

TRIVIUM Frontman: ‘I Wouldn’t Dare Throw Anything At IRON MAIDEN’

In the latest issue of Metal Hammer, TRIVIUM‘s Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu discuss the Ozzfest debacle in San Bernardino which culminated in IRON MAIDEN being pelted with eggs while performing and Sharon Osbourne publicly berating the group’s lead singer, Bruce Dickinson, as «a prick.»

When TRIVIUM played in Albuquerque following the San Bernardino incident, all the bandmembers wore IRON MAIDEN shirts. It was their way of making a point. «All the bands and all the crews knew what we were trying to say,» Heafy stated.

«There were gangs of people from the bands on the second stage [where TRIVIUM also performed] trying to recruit people to throw eggs at MAIDEN. Man, I wouldn’t dare throw anything at MAIDEN, not even money. I watched them from right at the front at one show and I did everything, every gesture, that Bruce asked of the crowd. I was too afraid not to. That’s how commanding that band are, that’s the kind of presence they have. And people want me to throw eggs at them? Fuck off!»

«You should have seen those people down the front throwing shit,» added Beaulieu. «It was disgusting. I mean, Kelly Osbourne was there, and she was throwing eggs. Then I read that she said she was in London. She’s a fucking liar. She wasn’t in London, she was right there throwing shit. She couldn’t even take any responsibility for what she’d done.»

«And when we wore the MAIDEN shirts in Albuquerque, Big Dave [the PA announcer who yelled ‘Ozzy! Ozzy!’ over the PA during IRON MAIDEN‘s intro tape] just walked past us and lowered his eyes,» said Heafy. «But we had to do what we had to do. We felt we had to take a stand.»