Punk rock will never die. Especially when the guys who do it best, Bad Religion, keep making noise and pushing buttons. This seminal group – loud and political – has never shied away from their anti-establishment roots. The Dissent Of Man is the group’s 15th album and the sound remains a burning, peeling wall of angst-ridden punk rock.
There are a few key reasons why this new book, the Jimmy Page Photographic Autobiography, is epic. One: as the guitarist of Led Zeppelin, Page is a certified Guitar God. Two: the book is fine – museum-quality, with a Moroccan leather binding and 500 archival paper pages. Third: Genesis Publications is only printing 2500 of them. You better hurry.
This award-winning, 1998 thriller is German, but it’s sure not logical. Lola’s boyfriend, Manni is a small-time crook who loses 100,000 Deutsch marks on the train. This puts him in hot water with his boss. So, it’s up to Lola to run and save him, but she only has 20 minutes. In a dizzying series of what-ifs and spiraling possibilities, Lola runs, while her and Manni’s fate hangs in the balance.
Guitar Wizard, Carlos Santana, takes you on a lick-laden joyride through some of the most classic ax-driven tracks in the canon of rock-n-roll history. Carlos, a hall of famer in his own right, brings in heavyweight talent to back him up on this hit parade. Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Joe Cocker, even hip-hopper Nas sing on this record. Hit songs become bonafide classics when they’re covered by the best in the biz. Turn it up.
From the little we’ve heard of Neil Young’s forthcoming release entitled, Le Noise, the name fits. With the exception of a few acoustic tracks, its all electric…and all Neil. Belting out his heartfelt lyrics and jamming on that Les Paul, the solo release drops September 28th on CD, vinyl & iTunes. In a few months, Le Noise will release on Blu-ray and in a free app for iPhone & iPad. Neil may be old school – but he knows how to reach the people. Always has.
Rock on in the afterlife! Instead of a hole in the ground, have your ashes pressed into a vinyl record that your friends & family can listen to your at your funeral party. Whoa…we just used the phrase “funeral party”…this really is weird. Custom soundscapes, portraits, even your own personal message can be recorded for your last hit record.
Ever been sitting in traffic at a dead stop and felt yourself snapping? You know you have. You start thinking about smashing everything, taking people out. This fantasy comes to life on-screen in Falling Down. A stressed-out Michael Douglas cracks, steps out of his car & goes to town. As he walks through L.A. leaving a trail of damage, destruction and ironic quotables, he is pursued by retired cop, Robert Duvall.
Going all the way back to the early 60s, the forthcoming release of Bob Dylan’s Witmark Demos and Complete Mono Recordings capture the young spirit of Dylan in his early days. The Witmark Demos feature 47 songs with Dylan, his acoustic guitar and bits of harmonica & piano. The Mono Recordings are Dylan’s first eight albums heard as they were originally recorded. Available on both CD & vinyl LP – this is real, honest-to-goodness Bob Dylan.
Though he’s no stranger to twisted flicks (like Twister and True Lies) Frailty marked the directorial debut for actor, Bill Paxton. In this psycho-thriller, Matthew McConaughey reveals to the FBI that his brother is the God’s Hands killer, who is ordered by his father (Paxton) to do the lord’s work and “destroy sinners.” The plot totally thickens and involves an axe that is named Otis …