Monthly Archives: September 2010
We love ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’ and word is the guys behind it (Jeff Krulik and John Heyn) have another mid-80s heavy metal home movie about to be released titled ‘Heavy Metal Picnic’.
This one is set in 1985 at the “Full Moon Jamboree” in Maryland, a weekend field party bacchanal that took place at The Farm, which was home to a cast of colorful characters who lived and partied alongside unamused neighbors in the McMansions of Potomac.
This party was so crazy, it made the evening news and much of it was recorded using a home video camera and a stolen CBS News microphone swiped from the Reagan inauguration earlier that year.
If our favorite bands from back in the day have gone clean and their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, big hair and outrageous dress sense were more memorable than the songs they wrote (as this writer claims), why do we still listen to this stuff?
The music industry has changed drastically since the decade of decadance… and certainly not for the better.
Many of today’s artists are just plain boring
METALLICA’s James Hetfield famously slammed GUNS N’ ROSES frontman Axl Rose’s rider when the two bands toured together in the early ’90s in a video that became a YouTube hit.
Hetfield picks up where he left off with Axl’s 2010 rider and tells Byron Cooke of Australia’s long-running rock station Triple M what he really thinks of GUNS N’ ROSES. See how the videos compare below.
“I’ve got nothing against GUNS N’ ROSES,” Hetfield tells Cooke. “I mean, he’s doing what he wants to do at this point. I don’t know if there’s much ‘guns’ or ‘roses’ in any of that, but it’s Axl, and he is Axl and he has not changed or waned one bit, and I kind of respect that.”
Axl’s requirements haven’t changed much over two decades. The same booze, the same cheese… However, Axl now needs a bed in his dressing room. “What does he do, sleep at the gig?” Hetfield laughs.
Read more from Triple M.
George Lynch, former lead guitarist of Dokken, performed a concert Tuesday evening in the front lot of Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Winfield, Kansas.
Lynch, who joked about not wanting to visit with newspaper reporters until he knew more about their political views, acknowledged that he had not heard of Winfield or its Walnut Valley Festival prior to his appearance. However, he called the Kansas show “good for the soul” and said this type of show was a nice change of pace for him.