Friday, April 30, 2010

Slash to headline G-TARanaki International Music Week

G-TARanaki is back and the biggest news this year is that Slash, considered to be one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time will headline G-TARanaki International Music Week 2010. 11th-15th August 2010


The former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, who also formed supergroup Velvet Revolver, has performed with the likes of Michael Jackson, AC/DC and more recently collaborated with Fergie, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Cornell for his newly released self-titled solo album. Slash will perform in concert on  Saturday (14 August 2010) night at TSB Stadium and also in the Saturday night Midnight Session at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth. G-TARanaki will be the only opportunity for fans to see Slash this year in New Zealand.

Tickets will be on sale at Ticketmaster – from Monday 31 May 2010.

http://www.gtaranaki.co.nz/

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April's band to keep an eye on - Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons: Acoustic U.K. folk band whose old-timey folk-rock is inspired by mythology and bluegrass.


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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wedding Tip: Trim Your Hedge

Having a wedding outdoors? A little time spent on the grounds pays off in your photos.


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Monday, April 26, 2010

Fun Fact #110: Pete Townshend impaled

Imagine playing guitar with such ferocity you impale your own hand on your guitar. Astonishingly, that’s exactly what happened to The Who’s Pete Townshend during a gig in 1990. He pierced his hand on the axe’s whammy bar while performing his trademark windmill move. The guitarist recalls: “I looked down and thought, ‘Shit!’” Which is understandable in the circumstances.

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Just for fun - I Gotta Feeling - Blackeyed Peas Parody



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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Download Blur new single for free

Here is another band stimulating interest by offering a free download.
The first song from Blur in 7 years and its free. 'Fool's Day' is available as a free download from www.blur.co.uk
1000 7" vinyl singles were also released over the weekend in conjunction with world Record Store Day however the bands manager wishes everyone to be able to get it legally. "To avoid fans having to illegally obtain an inferior copy of this track from pirate sites - we have made it freely available through the bands website", manager Chris Morrison stated.

The band split up after their last album, 2003's 'Think Tank', but recently reformed to record the single for world Record Store Day. At the moment there are no permanent plans for Blur to reform beyond this single.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Download Crowded Houses new single for free

Crowded House have announced the release date and title of their new album.


You can download the new single Saturday Sun form their website http://www.crowdedhouse.com/

Entitled 'Intriguer', the follow-up to 2007's 'Time On Earth', will be released on June 14 by Mercury Records.

Produced by Jim Scott, the title for the group's six studio album was inspired by a shadowy figure seen behind the curtains at a Sydney hotel, by frontman Neil Finn in 2001

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Lady Gaga's cookie

Ba-ba-ba-bake 'er face, ba-ba bake 'er face. Matt Mayer, 18, and Devonne Ditinick, 19. from Merritt Island, Florida have come up with cookies based on Lady Gaga's wacky outfits





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Monday, April 19, 2010

Wedding Tip: Overseas wedding website

Getting married overseas? Set up a website, blog or facebook page so everyone can be there!
Go all out and set up a web cam like this!
http://www.earthcam.com/usa/nevada/lasvegas/index.php?cam=wedding


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Friday, April 16, 2010

Lip-synching costs in China

Two Chinese singers have become the first people in the country to fall foul of new rules banning lip-synching nearly two years after widespread criticism of miming at the Beijing Olympics' opening ceremony.

The two young female singers were spotted lip-synching during a concert in southwestern China's Chengdu city last year, the official Xinhua news agency said on its website (www.xinhuanet.com)."No signals were received from their microphones while the show was on," it quoted an official with the local government's cultural affairs office as saying. The two have been fined 50,000 yuan ($10,270 NZD) each, Xinhua added.

Lip-synching, known as "fake singing" in Chinese, burst into the open during 2008's Beijing Olympics. China's Olympic organisers were lambasted by Internet users and in the media after they admitted a nine-year-old girl lip-synched during the opening ceremony, in place of the real singer who was rejected because of her appearance.

In December 2008, China banned lip-synching from the nation's biggest TV show, held to celebrate Chinese New Year. The broadcasting regulator ordered organisers to pick "real" singers and songs with "healthy" lyrics. The Ministry of Culture said it would revoke the licences of professional performers who are caught lip-synching twice during a two-year period.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April's band to keep an eye on - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals: Rowdy blues road warriors fronted by singer-organist Potter, who learned to appreciate the wonders of acid at the tender age of 12.


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Slash's new addiction

Slash is coming to Australia for a headline show in Melbourne to launch MTV Classic and his new record.

That new album features collaborations with Ian Astbury, Izzy Stradlin, Dave Grohl, Duff McKagan, Chris Cornell, Iggy Pop and Andrew Stockdale, so it’s fair to suspect that the show won’t be a live recreation of the record with Slash joined on stage by all of his friends.

However it’s not just high profile guests that will be lacking from the show; Slash will also be playing without his trademarked ciggie hanging from his lip.

Slash has quit the cancer sticks, but he told FasterLouder recently that since quitting smoking he has developed a new addiction: Twitter. http://twitter.com/Slash “It’s more addictive than smoking, I found that out the other week…It’s such a stupid f**king name though.”
Recent posts include ""U can't strum a Jelly fish."- Patrick" and photos like this one "Backstage before the gig at the Roxy. R & Fn' R! Iiiii|; ), http://tweetphoto.com/18021477 " (got to love his smiley face with the top hat in his tweet)


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Monday, April 12, 2010

Reunion Tip: Photos as they were

Name tags with a photo of the attendee "as they were" is a great memory jogger and conversation starter.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren past away.

Malcolm McLaren, the former manager of the Sex Pistols and the man hailed as the godfather of punk, has died from cancer. He was 64.

McLaren recruited three local kids who frequented his Kings Road boutique — now called “Sex” — Glenn Matlock, Steve Jones and Paul Cook, and dubbed them the “Sex Pistols.” He first tried out Jones on vocals, but soon found a more suitable provocateur. As Charles M. Young wrote in his 1977 RS Sex Pistols cover story, “One of the regulars at Sex was a kid named John Lydon, who was distinguished on three counts: 1) his face had the pallor of death; 2) he went around spitting on poseurs he passed on the street; and 3) he was the first to understand the democratic implications of punk — rather than pay ten pounds for an ugly T-shirt with holes in it, he took a Pink Floyd T-shirt, scratched holes in the eyes and wrote I HATE over the logo. McLaren stood him in front of the jukebox, had him mouth Alice Cooper’s ‘I’m Eighteen’ and declared him their new lead singer. Jones noticed the mung on Lydon’s never-brushed teeth, and christened him Johnny Rotten.”

McLaren amped up the new band’s notoriety with a stunt that featured the Pistols performing “God Save the Queen” on a barge during the same week of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. McLaren was arrested before the stunt was pulled off, but the single immediately topped the British charts. After releasing Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, the band embarked on a tour of the U.S. and ultimately split. For years, McLaren and Lydon fought over the Sex Pistols’ copyright and royalties in a rift that was never healed.
Later in his career, McLaren became a well-known musician in his own right. His 1983 hip-hop-flavored album Duck Rock produced the U.K. Top 10 singles “Buffalo Gals” and “Double Dutch.” A year later, McLaren also had a hit with “Madame Butterfly,” a song inspired the opera of the same name. McLaren’s “About Her,” a remix of the Zombies’ “She’s Not There,” was featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill 2. A punk renaissance man in the truest sense, McLaren was also an author, film producer and reality TV star. 

Look back at the Sex Pistols’ career in photos.

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April's band to keep an eye on - The Dirty Heads

The Dirty Heads: Cali surf bros who revive Sublime-style reggae rock, rapping and harmonizing on their April disc Any Port in a Storm.


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Thursday, April 8, 2010

KISS Coffee House

KISS Coffee House Melbourne is set to open on New Years Eve according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald.

The unintentionally hilarious investor proposal states that “KISS CoffeeHouse – Melbourne is the ultimate brand synergy between the hottest band in the world, KISS, and the highly caffeinated, coffee entrepreneur, Steve Agi.’’

Agi plans to spend $1.5 million revamping the vacant Tea House next to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and need to find a few more KISS fans to help him raise $5million bill to cover all costs, including the brand licensing.

Potential investors are promised amazing perks including:
    * An invitation to meet KISS and ‘’other celebrities that are part of the KISS entourage’’.
    * Membership of the KISS Army.
    * Input into the design of the premises.
    * First option to take a share in subsequent KISS CoffeeHouses.
    * Special VIP invite with five friends to all VIP events, including the grand opening and appearances by KISS.
    * Rare KISS merchandise and paraphernalia, ‘’signed personally to the investor.’

The proposal makes several ambitious claims, including a first-year return of between 5 and 10 per cent, and that the value of the $250,000 investment will ‘’double after 12 months’’. It also claims a ‘’risk of failure at ZERO’’.

The Sydney Morning Herald report sagely notes that these claims are “not backed up by financial estimates, costings or an independent report”.

It’s not a totally insane venture; the original KISS CoffeeHouse in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has been successfully selling “rockuccinos” and “rockiatos” in two sizes – gold and platinum – to American tourists since summer 2006.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Engagement tip: Remember your first date?

Have the party at the scene of your first date, or if you went a concert have music from the band.
Moved away? Have some pictures of the town you first met. Let your guests know how you first met each other with a speech or write it down and put it on display.


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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Metallica NZ tour

Metal legends Metallica will be playing shows in Australia and New Zealand in November.
At a recent news conference in Bogota, Columbia, when asked what their plans were after their current tour of South America, singer James Hetfield told reporters, "Europe," then drummer Lars Ulrich added: "We're staying out and doing dates up till November, in Australia and New Zealand, is where we're heading in November.
"And then after that we're gonna take a little bit of chill time, because it's been a couple of years on the road."
Ulrich said after that, there will probably be a new record.
Watch the full press conference here. The announcement is eight minutes in.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

What does Lady Gaga listen to?

What do you think Lady Gaga has on her myspace playlist?
KanYe West, Prince & Motörhead... Check out her top ten songs on her playlist here.

http://www.myspace.com/ladygaga/playlists/lady-gaga-493266

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April's band to keep an eye on - Free Energy

Free Energy: Philly power poppers who mine the best of glammy Seventies-style arena jams on their James Murphy-produced debut Stuck on Nothing.


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