Monthly Archives: October 2011
Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel rocked Club Nokia on October 22, 2011.
Death Angel opened the show and ripped thru a 30 minute set that had some cool mosh pits. Testament hit the stage next and blasted thru an hour set that included ‘Souls of Black’, ‘Into the Pit’ and ‘Electric Crown’… I was very surprised they did not play ‘Practice What You Preach.’
Anthrax closed the show with a great set that included at least four new songs and mixed in classics like ‘Indians’, ‘Caught in the Mosh’ and ‘Metal Thrashing Mad’. During ‘Metal Thrashing Mad’ a fan jumped on stage to headbang with Joey Belladonna. Unfortunately, security was over-protective and tackled Joey and the fan at the same time causing them to hit the stage floor very hard (see video below). After a few seconds the band stopped playing to break up the scuffle. While Joey was taking a few minutes to catch his breath, the band ripped a few minutes of ‘Refuse/Resist’ by Sepultura.
After all that, Anthrax resumed kicking ass and finished the night with ‘I Am The Law’. A killer show! If you get a chance, make sure you check out this tour!!!!!
METAL SHOP Rocks was again invited to a taping of VH1 Classic ‘That Metal Show’ (Season9).
The first show taped was an hour long interview with AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson. Don, Eddie, Jim and Brian talked about many things, including a good story that Brian told on how he wrote the lyrics to “You shook Me All Night Long.”
The second show included Guests Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Rex Brown (Pantera) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell). Mustaine talked about his recent neck surgery and showed the guys the scar on his neck. Dave said he felt great and was looking forward to getting back on tour in support of the new Megadeth album TH1RT3EN. Rex and Vinny took the stage next and talked about the new band they formed called Kill Devil Hill. Their first album will be out in March, 2012.
Can’t forget special guitar guest Warren DeMartini (Ratt) made an appearance. Here a few photos from what we were allowed to shoot. Special thanks to Emily at VH1 and Jesus Martin for all their help.
The Metal Gods Judas Priest made a stop at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California on October 19, 2011 to play in front of 15,000 metal maniacs!
The band has claimed this is their farewell tour. I would have gone anyway, but certainly didn’t want to miss the show if this should be my last chance ever. Oh wow, that makes me sad… perish the thought.
J.P. opened the show with Rapid Fire and blistered thru a 21 song setlist that included classics such as Painkiller, Diamonds and Rust, Turbo Lover and Breaking The Law, which Rob Halford let the fans sing for him.
Here are a few photos of the show and the setlist:
- Rapid Fire
- Metal Gods
- Heading Out Highway
- Judas Rising
- Victim of Changes
- Never Satisfied
- Diamonds & Rust
- Night Crawler
- Turbo Lover
- Beyond the Realms of Death
- The Sentinel
- Blood Red Skies
- The Green Manalishi
- Breaking the Law
- The Hellion (Encore)
- Electric Eye (Encore)
- Hell Bent for Leather (Encore)
- You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (Encore)
- Living After Midnight (Encore 2)
Ozzy Osbourne is holding several book signing events in California, Nevada, Arizona and Texas in support of the release of his new book, Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock’s Ultimate Survivor, featuring memoirs of some of his most famous survival tales during his 4o-year career.
The book was released October 11th and METAL SHOP’s Ralph Cartel attended the first book signing at the Barnes & Noble on Edinger Avenue in Huntington, CA.
October, 1981: James Hetfield responds to a classified ad in Los Angeles placed by drummer Lars Ulrich and METALLICA is officially formed. There was a beginning and the first 10 years featured some of the greatest rock music ever recorded.
As the band starts their fourth decade, there isn’t one person on planet Earth who hasn’t heard of METALLICA as they have become the 7th biggest selling musical act in American history.
With their accomplishments noted, the accolades are rightfully coming their way, but in the end all that matters is the music. In honor of METALLICA turning 30, Guitar World Magazine polled their readers for the ’30 Greatest Metallica Songs of All Time.’
It is certainly no surprise that the top 10 on this list and 23 of 30 tracks were all created and released in the 80′s on METALLICA’s first four albums. However, it is amazing when you consider these songs were exposed primarily through word-of-mouth, receiving zero radio airplay until the 90′s after the release of the Black Album.
- 30. Leper Messiah
- 29. Dyers Eve
- 28. Motorbreath
- 27. The Thing That Should Not Be
- 26. Orion
- 25. King Nothing
- 24. Am I Evil?
- 23. Hit the Lights
- 22. All Nightmare Long
- 21. Damage, Inc.
- 20. Whiskey in the Jar
- 19. Fight Fire with Fire
- 18. The Unforgiven
- 17. Sad but True
- 16. Harvester of Sorrow
- 15. …And Justice for All
- 14. Disposable Heroes
- 13. Ride the Lightning
- 12. The Four Horsemen
- 11. Enter Sandman
- 10. Blackened
- 09. Nothing Else Matters
- 08. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
- 07. Battery
- 06. For Whom the Bell Tolls
- 05. Seek & Destroy
- 04. Creeping Death
- 03. One
- 02. Fade to Black
- 01. Master of Puppets