Recently, Rolling Stone did a poll to see who readers thought should be going into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions. The list is as follows:
1. Deep Purple
2. The Smiths
5. The Moody Blues
6. Cheap Trick
7. Warren Zevon
8. Gram Parsons
That entire list deserves to be inducted and I think the Hall of Fame need to step up their game. Check out the full story HERE . It has to be at least 25 years since the release of a band's first album to make them eligible. Yes, that's right. It's going to be 25 years for Nirvana. Good. Lord. 25 years. *shakes head*
While it's cool to see deserving artists/musicians/producers/writers and so on get recognized, the Hall of Fame has missed out on a lot of bands. I got out my fancy Retro Calculator and did some quick research. Know who's missing? SOUNDGARDEN. Depeche Mode. The Eurythmics. The Cure. Jane's Addiction. The B 52s. New Order. Pantera. The Pixies. Duran Duran. Even Barry White. What theeee hellllll? The list goes on and on and I would have to spend an entire week to make a bigger list. I'm even considering turning this list o' awesome into an upcoming show.
Are there any bands that you think deserve to be inducted? I'd like to hear/read your thoughts!
With all of that said, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies seem like a pretty amazing experience. This is probably one of my most favorite performances from the ceremony. Prince. That talented a-hole. Just. Prince. Because he's Prince.
Thank you, Buzzfeed, for proving that I need to do a One Hit Wonder show soon.
Check out the list HERE!
When I was a kid and our school would do a field trip to the IMAX in L.A. to watch something educational, I never imagined that same theater displaying James Hetfield's terrifying, "YEAH!"
Via Rolling Stone:
Metallica's new 3D movie will be hitting the biggest screens: Metallica Through the Never will be shown on every IMAX screen in North America for a week starting September 27th. The full release of the movie has been pushed back from August 9th to October 4th.
The metal greats filmed the movie last August over three shows in Vancouver. The concerts featured humongous pyrotechnics displays, a dozen floating coffins and "planned malfunctions," and the band sold tickets for the third and final show for just $5 to benefit the Vancouver Food Bank. Through the Never will combine live footage of the band with a narrative arc following a fictional member of their crew, played by the actor Dane DeHaan, who's sent on a mission during a concert. The movie seems sure to show a different side of Metallica than the tempestuous 2004 film Some Kind of Monster.
Meanwhile, please enjoy this compilation of all of those "YEAH!"s. I know this is old, but it never fails to fascinate me. Also, side note: James Hetfield and my mom share the same birthday. Coincidence? Ohhhh, I would saaaay...YEAH!
The cleverness of this video makes me want to do a cartwheel, if doing a cartwheel were possible.
I adore Muse. Seriously. When they joke around in a video, I assume that there is a message. Um. I understand that this video is supposed to be a goof, but...it feels like that scene in Spiderman 3, where Emo Peter Parker starts jiving and dancing in the middle of the street. I like the before and after of the video...I'm just confused and sad in the middle part. Still LOVE the song, but...what the what?
Robert Smith thinks you're SO perfect. Good lord, I love this band.
Evidentally, I got my makeup tips from Smith.
Saturday is Record Store Day! Now, I understand that we don't have a large amount of record stores in our area, BUT we have the lovely stores B Moore Books, Going Underground Records, and World Records! Or, if you are out of town and heading to L.A. make sure to check out Amoeba!
LOTS of cool stuff coming up for Record Store Day! I can hear my money leaving my wallet right now. Get all the information you need at http://www.recordstoreday.com Some things I am looking forward to include:
The Black Keys AND The Stooges!
And I was SUPER excited to see Waylon Jennings!
Conan O'Brien turns 50 today!
(A quick drawing of mine from when I was around 12)
Look, I will be super honest: I've been dorking out about Conan O'Brien since I was ten. I was that weirdo who would re-enact Pimpbot in front of my friends and then get horrified when they didn't know what I was talking about.
I've said it before, but...Conan has been a huge inspiration to my work. I know, that does sound strange. I just remember my first aircheck meeting (where everyone listens to audio from your radio shows, it's horrifying) with the bosses and being told to relax and think of how David Letterman hosts his show. I told them I liked Conan more. And since then, I have used him as a model.
I've learned it's okay to have a strange sense of humor, that it's fine to stay humble when you do well, and that you have to deal with a lot of bad crap to get to the good. It's alright to be self-deprecating and really goofy. His easy interviewing style has been really helpful, too. You have no idea. His autographed photo hangs proudly among a wall of comic art in our apartment.
I thank my brother for showing Late Night to me because if he hadn't...well, I probably would be an even bigger idiot. I had no clue who he was back when I was watching The Simpsons, but he was clearly writing and making some sort of cultural impact on me without my knowledge. When his time at The Tonight Show ended, my heart was sad. I'm glad he's at a network that allows him to be himself again. And I get excited every time I get to go to a taping.
I sound psychotic, right? *yanks collar*
I have the third anniversary show on tape, but could only find the fifth. Oh, darn. Happy Birthday, Conan! Thanks for being ridiculously kickass! And for teaching a ten year old girl about Abe Vigoda.