8/2/2013 Black Sabbath @ Jiffy Lube Live Concert review

Black Sabbath, Bristow VA, photo by Cameron Vaughan Porter

Black Sabbath, Bristow VA, photo by Cameron Vaughan Porter

After hearing many people saying their reasons why not go to the show, like Ozzy can’t sing no more, Bill Ward is not on the drums. They are too old and don’t sound as good as they did, and more. I just wanted to prove all these people wrong and sure I did because Ozzy may not move to much on stage, but hell he can sing, and when he moves, it will take a laughter out of you. It is also true that Bill Ward is not on the drums anymore and without him the Black Sabbath reunion was never going to be a real reunion, but Tommy Clufetos performed amazingly through the whole show including his killer drum solo that created the biggest ovation from the crowd during the 2 hours of concert. And well, they might be old but they rocked harder than many young bands full of energy. Remember Black Sabbath is the reason why they play and sound like they do.

Set List

  1. War Pigs
  2. Into the Void
  3. Under the Sun
  4. Snowblind
  5. Age of Reason
  6. Black Sabbath
  7. Behind the Wall of Sleep
  8. Basically / N.I.B.
  9. End of the Beginning
  10. Fairies Wear Boots
  11. Methademic
  12. Rat Salad
  13. Drum Solo
  14. Iron Man
  15. God is Dead?
  16. Dirty Women
  17. Children of the Grave
  18. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Intro / Paranoid  (Encore)

The sound of the sirens is the notice that War Pigs is beginning and got all the people who were in the sides of the venue getting  beer or eating something to run and not miss anything from this show. War Pigs is such and anthem to Sabbath fans that anyone in the crowd will be singing the lyrics and so they did. the whole first verse of the song was a duet between Ozzy and the crowd. Ozzy will be singing “Generals gathered in their masses” and let the crowd sing followed the next line singing “Just like witches at black masses” and so on till the end of the verse. The connection between the the band and the crowd is what makes a concert memorable.

I have always been a fan of Geezer, as the backbone of Sabbath you can feel his powerful presence in the band. You don’t need to wait till NIB so you can see him kill the bass. he always do and during the whole concert his performance was outstanding. Despite being in one of the most influential bands of all time I believe that Geezer is an underrated bass player. He deserves more attention as a musician. he is not a flashy player but he can kick ass by doing it.

Tony Iommi was on his usual consistent all the way during the concert. we all know he has been through some bad moments of his life lately with the development of his cancer, but as Ozzy said “He is Iron Man.” he performed as everyone expected from the guitar god he is. His killer riffs made everyone move their head at the rhythm of his strings.

And there is a very special mention in this review to Tommy Clufetos. He is definitely not Bill Ward, but he is Tommy Clufetos and he played Tommy Clufetos way. His power behind the drums felt amazing and Black Sabbath with his drumming bonded perfectly. His Drum solo was amazing. I’ve seen many drummers perform their solos live, from Tommy Lee to Neil Peart, and I got to say that this one is one of the best ones I have ever seen live. The crowd reacted awesome during his solo and he also made people interact with ovations from the crowd every time he putted his drumsticks up.

Overall the show was totally memorable and I feel proud i got to see Metal Gods Black Sabbath perform live. In the future I don’t think i will have another opportunity to see them live and being my first one and probably and sadly the last one, I am glad the show was better than my expectations. Black Sabbath blew mi mind musically the first time I heard them as a kid, and totally kicked ass seeing them live as an adult.

Image from Tommy Clufetos Instagram Account

Image from Tommy Clufetos Instagram Account

Kiss + Motley Crue THE TOUR at Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ. 9/19/12 Concert Review

When your expectations are too high for anything you always get disappointed. Well, I couldn’t have any higher expectation about THE TOUR featuring MOTLEY CRUE and KISS and it didn’t disappointed me.

First of all it’s remarkable to talk about the opener band: The Treatment. It’s a UK band that really showed how to kick ass and pulled a straight no bullshit rock act.  They sounded like a mix between UFO, Thin Lizzy and Def Leppard. If anyone has a chance go see them. It’s a TripperRecomendation.

Motley Crue from the entrance made the big impact, having a clock on the screen of the stage till they came out and started their setlist with Saints of Los Angeles. After the first song Vince Neil introduced his new boots that he has to use because of the injury he suffered a few days ago.

The show had everything you expect on a Motley Crue concert: Girls dancing and flying around, lots of lights, Tommy’s Rollercoaster, Blood Buckets, and insane fireworks. Definitely one of the best stage the band have ever had.

The new song SEX was an instant hit with Camden’s crowd. Many were singing along the chorus and headbanging during the song. After their new hit they continued doing their classics as Don’t Go Away Mad, their obligatory power ballad Home Sweet Home, and at the end of the show it couldn’t miss their three biggest songs: Dr. Feelgood, Girls, Girls, Girls, and Kickstart My Heart.

You can easily notice that Vince Neil have a big problem getting to sing his songs he made 30 years ago. His voice is getting rough and for some fast paced singing he avoids some of the lyrics.

Tommy Lee did his famous Rollercoaster Drum Solo. Seriously is amazing what Tommy does, but not musically. The solo was playing drums behind some Dubstep music and finished with Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Roller Coaster. The only impressive thing about it is how he plays upside down. Instead of Tommy Lee Drum Solo they should called that act the Tommy Lee Drum Show.

Anyway, the show was great and delivered to the fans what they wanted to see.


  1. Saints of Los Angeles 
  2. Wild Side 
  3. Shout at the Devil 
  4. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.) 
  5. Sex 
  6. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) 
  7. Home Sweet Home 
  9. Guitar Solo 
  10. Live Wire
  11. Primal Scream 
  12. Dr. Feelgood
  13. Girls, Girls, Girls 
  14. Kickstart My Heart 

Kiss came down from a riser with the sound of Detroit Rock City following by Shout It Out Loud. By then they had their massive screen with the KISS Logo on lights. After I Love It Loud, Gene came out with his sword in flames to make his classic fire spitting trick.

Since the new Kiss album, Monster, is coming to the stores in a couple of weeks, Paul didn’t wasted time and promoted his album and playing their new single, Hell or Hallelujah. Later on, Tommy “Ace’d” the show shooting some fire from his guitar and performed Shock me, which is an Ace Frehley song. At the end of the song Tommy and Eric jammed.

The band continued doing their signature show that includes the blood spit of gene, him flying and playing God of Thunder from atop the rafters, Paul Flying across the crowd and playing in a back of the seating area solo stage, and you know the show is over when Paul smashes his guitar. It is pretty much the same show they have been performing since the 70s.

Because it was one of the final dates of the tour they played Strutter at the encore which was a surprise because that song was a big miss in the whole tour. Then the big celebration with confetti falling all over the crowd ended the show with Rock and Roll all Nite.

Having such a big band supporting like Motley Crue doesn’t gives Kiss the time to play most of everybody’s favorites like Deuce, Beth, Calling Dr Love, I Was Made For Loving You, and many more that you can think about. It was still one hell of a concert and cant wait for the next tour of both bands.

People wanted the best and they got the best.


  1. Detroit Rock City 
  2. Shout It Out Loud 
  3. I Love It Loud 
  4. Firehouse (Gene spits fire)
  5. Hell or Hallelujah 
  6. War Machine 
  7. Shock Me (Tommy and Eric jam)
  8. Bass Solo (Gene spits blood and flies)
  9. God of Thunder(Gene plays from atop the rafters)
  10. Love Gun (Paul on solo stage at rear of seating area)
  11. Lick It Up (Won’t Get Fooled Again … more)
  12. Black Diamond(with short Paul guitar solo)


  1. Strutter 
  2. Rock and Roll All Nite 

Scream for me Washington ! Iron Maiden + Alice Cooper Concert Review 06/30/12

After an extremely hot day in Bristow, Virginia, all the metal heads couldn’t have asked for a better ending of the night when Iron Maiden mixed Fire and Ice, summoning the Maiden England tour of 1988 that recreated the concept of the Album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.

Alice Cooper kicked off the show at 7:30 lifted in a mobile stair dressed as a spider when he started his set list with Black Widow. His performance was outstanding showing the Metal fans of the DC Area the perfect formula of theatrics and rock. Everything you expect from an Alice show was served. Slaughtering of puppets, Alice’s Snake on his neck, The guillotine, Frankenstein, all of his outfits , and everything that make Alice Cooper an Icon in the Metal world.

Alice Cooper Set-List:

The Black Widow
Brutal Planet
I’m Eighteen
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Hey Stoopid
Guitar Solo
Billion Dollar Babies
Feed My Frankenstein
Wicked Young Man
I Love the Dead
School’s Out (Another Brick in the Wall)

Once Alice Cooper left the stage, the fans where ready to welcome the British Metal Gods. Once the UFO song Doctor Doctor came out of the speakers of the Jiffy Lube Live arena, all the fans stood up and waited for the Main Event to kick off. On the side screen you could see images of the Arctic seas which helped a lot on that hot Saturday. The  streaming of the acoustic guitars sounded as Bruce Dickinson’s Voice in the background sang “Seven deadly sins, seven ways to win, seven holy paths to hell and your trip begins. Seven downward slopes, seven bloodied hopes, seven are your burning fires, seven your desires…” and the band came out to perform uninterruptedly Moonchild, Can I Play With Madness, The Prisoner, and 2 Minutes to Midnight.

Later Bruce started to talk to the audience, recalling that since they are in Washington DC they had a little surprise for us, and introduced the song “Afraid to shoot Strangers” making a reference of his Anti-War points of view.

then the band continued their set list bringing out songs from their golden years collection. Including the Epic Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.

The stage was amazing, giving Bruce all the space he need to run, jump, and do all what he loves to do on a concert. it is unbelievable, at 53 years of age have all that energy he always gives to the audience… And Eddie, yes he came out, dressed as with the Horseback War Uniform, fought with his sword against Janick’s Guitar, walked and left. Later on the Song Seventh Son of a Seventh Son a Huge Eddie appeared in the back and that eddie later changed to the Eddie that is in the Seventh Son’s Album Cover.

Believe me, if you get a chance to see this show, DO IT. As always, Iron Maiden will satisfy your Metal hearts.

Can I Play With Madness
The Prisoner
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Trooper
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Wasted Years
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The Clairvoyant
Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden

Aces High
The Evil That Men Do
Running Free


Alice Cooper – No More Mr Nice Guy

Alice Cooper – (Guillotine) I Love the dead

Iron Maiden – Intro – Moonchild

Iron Maiden – The Prisoner

Iron Maiden – Afraid to Shoot Strangers

Iron Maiden – Phantom of the Opera


Ringo Starr rocked Baltimore with a little help from his friends (Concert Review)

The Meyerhoff Symphony Auditorium was the venue that welcomed yesterday Ringo Starr and his All Star Band. Ringo hit the stage at 7:00 PM last night as the signs of Peace and Love among the audience were raising up in the air.

Ringo plays a mix of his solo and Beatles hits, then gives the spotlight to each of the All Star Band members (Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Journey, Santana), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Todd Rundgren (Utopia, Meat Loaf), Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette) for two or three songs. It felt like watching a live show of my Dad’s mix tape. Knowing already the members of the all Star Band you can expect some great songs coming along having players from Toto, Santana, Todd Rundgren, and Mr. Mister.

Starr kicked things off  Sunday night with an opening trio of the Carl Perkins’ Matchbox, his hit It Don’t Come Easy, and Wings from his most recent album, Ringo 2012.

From there the band took the reins and the highlights began. Rolie’s Evil Ways got the first standing crowd ovation of the night. you could see how people enjoyed listening to the Santana Hit. Later the band started playing Toto’s hit Rosanna as Lukather made an incredible perfomance.

Starr then gave Beatles fans what they came for: Don’t Pass Me By , Yellow Submarine, and Boys, which he introduced as “a song I used to do with the other band I was in … Rory Storm and the Hurricanes!”

Before starting the song I’m the Greatest Ringo recalls that he is “gonna play a song that John Lennon wrote for me”. thou the song was a bit of a mood killer after the singalong of the Beatles Hits.

Page’s new song You Are Mine was well-received. Lukather worked the crowd up again for Hold the Line – Toto’s first hit – setting the stage for Starr to send fans home happy with Photograph, Act Naturally and With a Little Help From My Friends, which ended with a chorus of Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance.


1. Matchbox
2. It Don’t Come Easy
3. Wings
4. I Saw the Light (Todd Rundgren cover) (Todd Rundgren)
5. Evil Ways (Santana cover) (Gregg Rolie)
6. Rosanna (Toto cover) (Steve Lukather with Mark Rivera)
7. Kyrie (Mr. Mister cover) (Richard Page)
8. Don’t Pass Me By
9. Bang The Drum All Day (Todd Rundgren cover) (Todd Rundgren)
10. Boys
11. Yellow Submarine
12. Black Magic Woman (Santana cover) (Gregg Rolie)
13. Anthem
14. I’m The Greatest
15. You Are Mine (Richard Page cover) (Richard Page)
16. Africa (Toto cover) (Steve Lukather)
17. Everybody’s Everything Santana cover) (Gregg Rolie)
18. I Wanna Be Your Man
19. Broken Wings (Mr. Mister cover) (Richard Page)
20. Hold The Line(Toto cover) (Steve Lukather)
21. Photograph
22. Act Naturally
23. With a Little Help From My Friends
24. Give Peace a Chance (John Lennon cover)


Foo Fighters Concert Review: Dave Grohl is the best frontman of rock and roll. Philadelphia 11/10/11

Get a little bit of Robert Plant, with some of the audience control of Freddie Mercury and you have Dave Grohl’s performance on stage. (not saying his voice is as the others mentioned).

Foo Fighters putted on a mind blowing show and an experience that I recommend to anyone who has the oportunity of seeing the band live. Foo’s live performance of Old School Rock and Roll in its most simple and purest way.

I’ve never seen so much energy from one person in my entire life, for over two hours he played guitar, sang, shouted, ran, jumped, and never stopped moving during his show.

The show opened their doors at 6 PM after a freezing wait in the GA line on a cold Phillie day.

7 PM light out, The Joy Formidable got into the stage, the trio made a great 30 minutes show, for me it was absolutely new, i had never heard them before and now I wanna get their record! the energy of Ritzy Brian (Guitar/lead singer) reminded me of a Courtney Love kind of show. cool thing to see before the foos.

The second band got the stage 7:45 and started a one hour show. they need no introduction. Social Distortion, the old american punk band performed some of their classic songs such as Bad Luck, Story of my life, Dont drag me down, and finished with Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire, which made the audience sang their hearts out.

The lights went on again and later went out again! here comes the Foo Fighters!

The band introduced the concert with a set of wasting light! Bridge Burning and Rope, followed by The Pretender and Foo’s Classic My Hero. Grohl said early in the show: “We don’t do one of those little rock shows that last an hour and 45 minutes. We don’t do one of those little rock shows that last two hours; not that shit, either. Basically, we play till we want to fucking puke. Is that OK with you?”

the band continued playing all of their hits and the songs you expect to hear in a foo fighters concert! there was a lot of talking between Dave and the audience.

The band took a break after 2 hours of headbanging, jumping, runing, singing and screaming! During the break the stage screens showed a backstage camera where Dave Grohl discussed with the audience how many songs are they going to play on the encore. 2 more songs?? NOOOOO ok 3? MAKE IT 4!!! and Taylor Hawkins did 6 with the fingers! the audience really enjoyed that moment.

the encore began when Grohl emerged on the raised platform at the back of the arena for a solo acoustic set. “For the last two hours, you’ve had the (crappy) seats,” Grohl said to the fans in the back of the arena. “Guess who has the (crappy seats) now?”

He opened his solo set with “Wheels,” a song that he said was huge in Germany. During the song he made a deal with the crowd — if they sang loud enough on the chorus, the band would play the Electric Factory during their next visit to Philadelphia. The crowd passed the test. “See you at the Fucking Electric Factory,” Grohl promised.

The solo set continued with “Best of You,” and then Grohl began strumming the Beatles’ “Blackbird,” before stopping and admitting: “This fucking shit is hard. That’s why Paul McCartney is Paul McCartney. Rule No. 1: never do a song that’s better than any of your own songs.” Nevertheless, Grohl effectively played the first verse of the song.

He then began “Times Like These” acoustically before rejoining the rest of the band on stage, finishing the song with a full-on rock version. The rest of the encore included “Dear Rosemary” and Tom Petty’s “Breakdown,” both with Mould, and a show-closing “Everlong.”

the 24 song show was a night ill remember all my life. Foo Fighters is definitely a Band you have to see performing live. Is the Best Modern Rock Band and anybody who tries to argue with me about that they will lose the debate.


Dave’s Stage presence, he does all the rock and roll movements, including Chuck Berry’s duck walk.
Chris Shiflett Duel Solo VS Dave
In The Flesh (Pink Floyd Cover)
Stage Lights and Video

After the show you will feel more energetic than before.

Foo Fighters proved that they are the best purely rock and roll live show

Set List:
1. “Bridge Burning”
2. “Rope”
3. “The Pretender”
4. “My Hero”
5. “Learn to Fly”
6. “White Limo”
7. “Arlandria”
8. “Breakout”
9. “Cold Day in the Sun” (Taylor Hawkins on lead vocals)
10. “Stacked Actors”
11. “Walk”
12. “Monkey Wrench”
13. “Let it Die”
14. “These Days”
15. “This is A Call”
16. “In the Flesh?” (Pink Floyd cover)
17. “All My Life”
18. “Wheels” (Dave Grohl solo acoustic)
19. “Best of You” (Dave Grohl solo acoustic)
20. “Blackbird” (Beatles cover, Dave Grohl solo acoustic, one verse)
21. “Times Like These” (Dave Grohl solo acoustic, into full band)
22. “Dear Rosemary” (with Bob Mould)
23. “Breakdown” (Tom Petty cover, with Bob Mould)
24. “Everlong”


Lollapalooza 2011 highlights (Videos)

The 20th annual Lollapalooza music festival held in Chicago ended day three with a downpour soaking attendees and a memorable performance by the Foo Fighters.

While weather held up for the first two days, the last day of the festival resembled a modern-day Woodstock, with Chicago’s Grant Park turned into a massive mud slide as an estimated 90,000 concert goers were caked in filth from a heavy rainstorm.

Over 140 musical acts graced the 8 stages at the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza, including Eminem, Coldplay, Muse, Cee Lo Green and Deadmau5, to name a few. Foo Fighters closed the show during a rainstorm playing tracks from their new album Wasting Light along with older hits.

Founded in 1991 by Perry Farrell, frontman of the alternative rock group Jane’s Addiction, the sold-out Lollapalooza 2011 had a record number of attendees, estimated at 270,000. The event has since expanded to Chile and will launch its first show in Brazil next year, with more expansion in the future.

Muse – Uprising

Coldplay – Every tear is a waterfall

Foo Fighters – Bridge Burning

Foo Fighters – Learn to fly

via: ibtimes For more pictures and videos

Sammy Hagar’s Chickenfoot new single “Big Foot”

Chickenfoot are finally back with “Big Foot,” the first single from the band upcoming album, “Chickenfoot III.”

Of all of the music that Hagar has made post-Van Halen, ‘Big Foot’ flies closest to the much-loved Van Hagar sound that he employed so successfully during his tenure with the group.

It’s been previously reported that Michael Anthony’s vocals would be featured more prominently on the new album. And indeed, Anthony’s harmonizing, which took so many Van Halen songs to that next level, matches with Hagar’s vocals throughout ‘Big Foot.’

The full disc hits stores September 27 and there’s talk of a tour starting in November. With drummer Chad Smith returning to the Red Hot Chili Peppers – who have their own album and tour to do – Chickenfoot is in the process of auditioning some players to see who can fill Smith’s shoes in his absence.

“That’s the biggest disappointment about the whole thing,” singer Sammy Hagar told Rolling Stone recently, adding the band has auditioned several drummers and have an audition with Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Smashing Pumpkins). “He’s going to spend a couple days with this and were just going to jam and if he fits. It’s got to be the chemistry. Kenny can play that’s for sure and we all like him. He’s kind of like Chad – he’s kind of crazy and he hits so f**king hard that he beats his drum set to the ground that after every show he needs a new drum set.”

Via: RockAAA

Forgive me father cause i have sinned (Motley Crue + Poison Outlaw Jam Review)

Motorcycles! Girls! Fire! Rock!!!!!!! 80’s glam at its finest @ Outlaw Jam, Maryland.

The real deal started around 3 pm when the New York Dolls showed why they are considered the fathers of two styles that marked the 70’s.. Glam and Punk. Singing their old time hits like Personality Crisis, Pills, Trash and others began motivating the crowd that was starting to get into the rock ambiance.

The weather wasn’t helping, reaching a temperature 102, but the hot bartenders from Cancun Cantina were making it comfortable with beers and coctails all day.

it was 5:15 and Rikki Rockett comes out with a Spray painting in his drums FRED ROCK (wich stands for Frederick, MD), and Poison came out singing LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN. Bret Michaels showed high quality performance and the Band Played for over 75 minutes their classic hits like RIDE THE WIND, UNSKINNY BOP, FALLEN ANGEL, YOUR MAMA DONT DANCE, EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN, TALK DIRTY TO ME, NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME and many others celebrating their 25 years.

After Poison played people needed to refresh themselves because of the intense heat of the redneck town and I couldn’t find anything better to do that make my way to first row!

Now the main event!! It started at 8:10 with the sound of the WILD SIDE! the crowd was amazing singing every lyric of the song, then they played SAINT OF LOS ANGELES receiving the same behavior from the crowd until the end of the song that Nikki Sixx Jumped into the crowd to hit a fan FOR USING A PROFESSIONAL CAMERA! at this moment I knew this was a totally memorable show!

Vince Neil reached his highest notes! Mick Mars played amazingly well (He is the darkest guy that i have seen in my life, you can barely say he has facial expressions). Tommy Lee was outstanding with his Roller Coaster Drum Solo and his performance as an entertainer. And Nikki, well what can I say.. being in front row you take your chances of being spat from him, well, he spat at me and in the end threw a bucket of fake blood all over us. AMAZING!

Motley Crue played all of their hits such as LIVE WIRE, GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, TOO YOUNG TO FALL IN LOVE, HOME SWEET HOME, DR. FEELGOOD, DONT GO AWAY MAD, SAME OLD SITUATION, KICKSTART MY HEART and many others during over 90 minutes of SHOW.

Girls, Lights, Fire, and Marihuana smell all over Outlaw Jam during the whole gig! Forgive me Father cause I have sinned… but I dont regret it!


Poison – Every Rose has its Thorn

Poison – Talk Dirty to me/Nothing but a good time

Motley Crue – Home Sweet Home

Motley Crue – Dr Feelgood

Motley Crue – Kickstart my heart (sorry its cut. only first 2 minutes)


Escucha y baja las canciones de Naranja Lázaro

The Day Tripper ha filtrado en la red un Bootleg via Soundcloud con algunas canciones del grupo de Rock experimental psicodelico Naranja Lázaro.

Para bajar las canciones hacer click en la flecha negra al lado derecho del reproductor de cada canción.




Sin Saber


Hasta Luego



El Camino

Salvandome Lento

Rock n Roll Dream Team: The Dirty Mac

La banda fue creada por John Lennon para el especial de televisión “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus”.

El grupo era John Lennon (en el grupo se llamaba Winston Leg-Thigh) en voz y guitarra rítmica, Eric Clapton en la guitarra, Mitch Mitchell, baterista de la Jimi Hendrix Experience, en la batería y Keith Richards en el bajo.

Fue la primera actuación del Beatle sin The Beatles. Hay quienes afirman que el nombre está dedicado a Paul Mac Cartney (Sucio Mac) debido al fuerte enfrentamiento con Lennon. El tema que tocaron fue “Yer Blues”, canción que se publicó en 1968 en el famoso álbum titulado “The Beatles” y que popularmente se le conoce como “el album blanco”.

Dirty Mac grabó una versión de “Yer Blues” y posteriormente un registro con Yoko Ono y el violinista Ivry Gitlis de una canción llamada “Whole Lotta Yoko” (que básicamente era una improvisación de blues con los gritos de Yoko de fondo).

¿Quien es Billy Shears?

Muchos cerebros siguen combustionando en su afán por desentrañar el misterio sobre quién es realmente the one and only Billy Shears. Lo digo porque, a cuarenta años del lanzamiento del Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, millones de beatlemaníacos en todo el mundo continúan aún tras el rastro de este personaje tan tarareado pero de origen incierto; preguntándose, cual si fuera el eslabón pedido, si existió en carne y hueso, si fue un personaje ficticio o, a lo mejor, se trató de un mensaje cifrado que los Fab Four enviaron al mundo para dar a conocer, en su particular estilo, que algo grande había pasado con ellos.
Una de las tantas versiones controvertidas acerca de la existencia de Billy Shears tiene que ver con otra discusión mucho más enrevesada y disparatada (pero comercialmente eficaz), como es la supuesta muerte de Paul McCartney, -según dicen- meses antes de iniciarse las grabaciones del Sergeant Pepper’s (noviembre de 1966), en un terrible accidente automovilístico, del cual quedó completamente desfigurado e irreconocible.
Como es de suponer, tras la inesperada desaparición de Paul, la pena invadió a los otros beatles, pero lejos de publicitar su congoja ante sus millones de fans, siguieron los consejos de su casa discográfica -que dicho sea de paso, tenía mucho que perder con un beatle menos- y decidieron ocultar y maquillar el asunto, organizando un entretenidísimo concurso para encontrar al doble de Paul. Según cuentan, un tal William Campell, hasta ese momento un ilustre desconocido que laboraba en la policía canadiense, ganó el certamen por su extraordinario parecido con Paul. Pero aquí viene lo más insólito (e inexplicable): Campbell, el ganador, no sólo era idéntico físicamente a Paul, sino también (o maravillosa coincidencia) cantaba como Paul, tocaba el bajo como Paul y, cáiganse, componía silly love songs como Paul.
Lo curioso, según los entendidos más suspicaces, es que el resultado del concurso de marras nunca se hizo público, por lo que el nombre de Campbell se mantuvo en el anonimato por largo tiempo hasta que los sucesivos hallazgos que perseverantes beatlemaníacos fueron encontrando en las letras de las canciones de los Beatles, lo hicieron salir de su escondite para alimentar más y más la leyenda negra que perdura hasta el día de hoy sobre la supuesta muerte de McCartney.
The one and only Billy Shears

Uno de esos hallazgos que demostraría la hipótesis acerca de la muerte de Paul se encontraría en el primer tema del Sergeant Peeper’s, homónima del nombre del LP, es considerada como la presentación en sociedad de William Campbell, aunque oculto bajo el seudónimo de Billy Shears. ¿Cómo así? Acudamos a la misma letra de la canción que dice: so let me introduce to you, the one and only Billy Shears. Bastaría con un elemental análisis para saber que Billy, al ser apócope de William, es en realidad Campbell, aunque eso no probaría nada y dejaría todo en el aire.
Pero ahí no acaba todo. Muchos han percibido que la segunda canción del Sergeant Pepper’s (With a little help from my friends), es una especie de himno de agradecimiento y esperanza para un futuro mejor del tal William Campbell, en la cual éste solicita una ayudita de sus amigos (John, George y Ringo), para ejercer su rol de Paul con éxito y encajar en el engranaje de la maquinaria musical beatlesca que, en esa época, se tornaba imparable.
Ringo Shears

Otra explicación, más terrenal y creíble si se quiere, sobre Billy Shears surge otra vez del mismo Paul (el vivo, no el muerto) al terminar de definir la idea conceptual delSergeant Pepper’s como un disco que rompería esquemas y borraría con lo hecho hasta el momento por el grupo. Su idea, además, era que los Beatles adoptaran una nueva identidad -metafóricamente hablando, por supuesto- en la Banda de los Corazones Solitarios, como una forma de desprenderse de la imagen de niños bonitos y formales con los que eran identificados hasta ese momento.
Como toda agrupación necesita de un líder, Sgt. Peppers Lonely hearts club band eligió a un personaje ficticio, Billy Shears, para que sea su director de orquesta. Mimetizados ya en esta banda, Lennon y McCartney pusieron entonces su inspiración en ristre y armaron la canción que daría nombre al disco, pero con un final pletórico de aplausos y con sus voces en coro presentando a Biiiillyyy Sheeeaaars!!, dando paso inmediato a la voz de Ringo Starr interpretando With a little help from my friends, por lo que se deduce que Billy Shears, en realidad, fue creado para ser encarnado por el talentoso e infravalorado Ringo.

It was 44 years ago today… Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

El 29 de agosto de 1966 The Beatles se presentaban en vivo por última vez en el Candlestick Park de San Francisco, esto le ponía fin a una enorme y exhaustiva carrera de conciertos y dejaba al cuarteto con un gran problema: ¿Qué hacer con tanto tiempo libre? Estaban acostumbrados a jornadas de trabajo muy demandantes (entrevistas, viajes, conciertos, etc) por lo que de repente tener tiempo libre fue un cambio muy brusco en su rutina.

Después de ese último concierto Lennon de plano se fue a hacer una película con Richard Lester: How I Won The War, Harrison prefirió conocer más sobre la cultura india, Ringo.. Ringo no sé que estuvo haciéndo, mientras que McCartney comenzó a idear el que sería el próximo álbum de The Beatles: el Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

La creación del Sgt Pepper no fue sencilla, consumió una gran cantidad de recursos humanos y financieros, pero afortunadamente -para el mundo de la música- John, George, Paul y Ringo andaban aburridos, con mucho tiempo disponible y una capacidad económica suficiente para solventar cualquier capricho o investigación en ingeniería de sonido o ideas musicales.

Las grabaciones de este disco iniciaron el 6 de diciembre de 1966 y después de más de 700 horas de grabación concluyeron el 20 de abril de 1967, algo inverosímil en aquellos años si tomamos en cuenta que el primer álbum de The BeatlesPlease Please Me se grabó en tan solo 10 horas.  Prácticamente todo el Sgt Pepper se grabo y mezcló en Abbey Road alcanzando un costo de 75,000 libras de aquellos días.


Su lanzamiento oficial fue programado para el 1 de junio de 1967 en Reino Unido y el 2 de junio en los Estados Unidos, por alguna razón en UK salió una semana antes de lo previsto: el 26 de mayo. El álbum permaneció en las listas de popularidad por 148 semanas, 27 de ellas en el número 1

La idea original de Paul era presentar un disco en vivo, parte de la idea se mantuvo y es por eso que el álbum inicia con sonidos de una banda afinando y la gente congregándose previo a un concierto, además de que la penúltima pieza es la despedida en falso de ese concierto para llegar al encore: A Day In The Life.  Para bien o para mal la idea principal deformo un poco y el producto fue el primer álbum conceptual jamás creado: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Este es un Track List que hay que escuchar de principio a fin

1.Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 2:02
2.With a Little Help from My Friends – 2:43
3.Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – 3:28
4.Getting Better – 2:47
5.Fixing a Hole – 2:36
6.She’s Leaving Home – 3:34
7.Being for the Benefit of Mr.Kite! – 2:36
8.Within You Without You – 5:04
9.When I’m Sixty-Four – 2:37
10.Lovely Rita – 2:41
11.Good Morning, Good Morning – 2:40
12.Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) – 1:18
13.A Day in the Life – 5:33

Mike Starr, Bajista de Alice in Chains. RIP (4/4/66 – 8/3/11)

Mike Starr, el bajista original de la legendaria banda de grunge Alice in Chains, fue encontrado muerto al interior de una casa en Salt Lake City, Utah, en Estados Unidos.

La información divulgada por el portal de señala que la policía recibió un llamado a las 13:42 horas locales (16:42 en Chile), hallando sin vida el cuerpo del artista en un domicilio ubicado en el número 1986 de South Richards Street.

Su deceso fue confirmado con el padre de Starr, quien indicó a la publicación que “se trata de una tragedia impactante y terrible”.

Mike Starr, de 44 años, participó en Alice in Chains desde 1987 a 1993, viéndose envuelto en la polémica trasconfesar que no prestó ayuda al vocalista Layne Staley, cuando este sufrió un colapso por sobredosis de drogas en 2002.

El bajista había sido arrestado en febrero pasado también en Salt Lake City, por posesión ilícita de sustancias controladas, encontrándosele 6 pastillas del medicamento Xanax y 6 de Opana, ambos fuertes analgésicos.

Justo tras ese incidente, el 26 de febrero escribió en su cuenta de Twitter su 3º y último comentario: “Lamento si los desilusioné a todos. No se rindan conmigo todavía… Mike Starr”.

Una anécdota del cumpleañero de hoy Timo Tolkki(45 años): “no quiero acabar como John Lennon”

Fuente: Anecdotario del Rock

En el año 2004, según informó la revista finlandesa Sonera Plaza, el guitarrista del grupo Stratovarius, Timo Tolkki, fue agredido en Granada, España, cuando paseaba por la ciudad. Supuestamente la agresión fue llevada a cabo por un hombre extremadamente alterado, de aspecto hispano, y que al gritó de “Tolkki!”, atacó al guitarrista con un instrumento similar a un cuchillo.

Tolkki fue trasladado a un hospital cercano, con dos profundos cortes en el brazo izquierdo y una contusión en la cara. Se le practicaron las curas pertinentes y abandonó el hospital. Después del incidente, el guitarrista declaró estar “conmocionado y horrorizado” por lo sucedido: “El tío me siguió y después me atacó por la espalda. Fue un acto cobarde, me pinchó dos veces con el cuchillo y me golpeó en la cara, y después corrió. Fue cuestión de segundos. Ahora mismo estoy pensando seriamente en abandonar mi carrera musical, no quiero acabar como John Lennon. No se si quiero continuar más con Stratovarius”.

Debido a los serios problemas metales del guitarrista, circularon numerosos rumores sobre la veracidad de la noticia e incluso se barajó la posibilidad de que se autolesionara para llamar la atención. Poco tiempo después de este suceso, Timo Tolkki fue ingresado en un hospital psiquiátrico.

Spencer Elden, el bebe de “Nevermind” – Nirvana

La revista Rolling Stone ha seleccionado el top 10 mejores albumes de los 90

1. Nirvana – Nevermind
2. Radiohead – OK Computer
3. Pearl Jam – Ten
4. U2 – Achtung Baby
5. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
6. The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
7. Metallica – Metallica
8. Jeff Buckley – Grace
9. The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
10. Guns & Roses – Use Your Illusion 1 and 2

Luego de la seleccion he decido hacer un post sobre el ganador.


Seguramente aunque no te guste Nirvana (eso está muy mal) has visto la tapa de su disco mas reconoció y que catapulto a la banda de Kurt Cobain al éxito, me refiero a Nevermind, que contiene una tapa legendaria en la que se ve a un bebe nadando tras un dólar.

Este disco fue lanzado en 1991 y quien sale en la portada se llama Spencer Elden quien ahora tiene 20 años y el año pasado decidió recrear nuevamente este momento, pero esta ves con pantalones…