Thursday, June 28, 2012

what is to be the last post

so here we are. i've posted nearly a 100 pages, have 2 followers, and possibly made some eniemes. and this is were i'll end it. no, not because of anyones comments. the truth is i decided this isn't what i wanna do for the rest of my life. i enjoy writing and i love talking about music, but the fact is that this isn't as much fun as i thought. it's hard to come up with new ways to say the same thing. so the other day i finally figured out just what it is i want to do all my life; i wanna make dolls. not baby dolls but fashion dolls like Barbie or Monster High or Jem. so thats what imma start doing. i'll be creating another blog for my ideas and prototypes. i'm not gonna delete this blog. i just wont post anything new. well, i might post my music themed comics. well thats all. bye everyone.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

On Metal Trololo

so i have found another pretty epic video. for those of you who are net surfers and youtube freaks you probably have heard of the Trololo dude. if not, he's basically this dude from like the 70's who sang this really odd song. he recently passed away and this man decided to pay tribute to him in the form of a metal guitar solo. this is probably one of my fave things ive seen someone play with a guitar. below is the original Mr. Trololo and next to that is the metal cover.

On Alice Cooper Covering Lady Gaga

so i was browsing musicfails when i came across this lil video. Alice Cooper Covers "Born this way". well i like Alice and i like positive-gay-rights-pop-songs and i like Lady Gaga so i took a listen. this is pretty....interesting. i dont think i've ever seen this many black clad kids get this happy a pop song thats not from the 80's. as far as covers go, this was pretty good. i liked it all rocked up and better yet Gaga herself was there dressed as a member of Cooper, wailing on a guitar. now of course Alice isn't a girl nor is he a gay. but he is a strange lil man who likes to wear dark make up and chop his own head off. so natural he had to put his own twist on it. "Called my self Alice and surprised my dad. he just didn't understand.i worn my make up, i acted bad,but it was all just part of the be a freak is not a sin!there's not that we can't do....I'm beautiful in my way,cuz god makes no mistakes,i'm on the right track baby i was born this way!" let me tell you this was a show worth going to. Gaga killed it on guitar out there and Alice did a perfect cover of this song that fit to his crowd and himself as well. i hope to see Gaga playing with more big rock stars like this. also as a side note, she has also done a remix of her song "Love Game" with Marilyn Manson that is also out-of-this-world-freaky-good. i give this a 5 out of 5 and am dying for much more from the Queen Monster.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

On Call Me Maybe

so i been seeing a lot of parodies of this song and thinkin this must be another lil rich girl who thinks she can sing and used daddy's money to make a music video. well i was wrong. this chick, Carly something or other is a real singer. and the real song and video are super funny. the song is bout seeing some really cute dude from far away and wanting to get to know him better so she gives him her phone number to call her. only in a dramatic twist it turns out he bats for the other team. sigh im sure there are many girls who've had to deal with this awkwardness. (i being shy and waiting to be asked out have never had to deal with that) but that's beside the point. the point being...well im not sure anymore. other than this is a real song by a pretty cool singer. if you haven't seen the real video i recommend you go look it up. after seeing this i can only image what her other songs are like ..... i give the song a 4 out of 5 and the video a 5 out of 5.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

On My Friday Song

well its Friday again peoples. that means its time for my most favorite parody song ever, Slutty Friday! now im sure everyone by this time has heard of the real song "Friday" by Rebecca black. and for those of you who haven't, DON'T GO LOOK IT UP. but thats not what we'r tlkin bout here. "Slutty Friday" is a parody song written and sang by Bart Baker. he does loads of crazy parodies. this one is my fav to play on Fridays. my sister enjoys singing along, as she knows all the words. there really isn't much to say about it cuz i feel the title and video tell you more than i could ever. so here it is and happy Friday!

On The Darkness "christmas time (don't let the bells end)"

yes, i know it's not Christmas just yet, but that doesn't mean we can still talk about this. every year at Christmas time, there are a million bands that jump one making remakes of classics or making their own songs for this time of year. some are good, some are bad, and some are just plain weird. now i always find it funny when metal bands do x-mas songs. i mean think about it. a style of music that is based around darkness, being an outsider, and from time to time, Satan. but even with that there are bands like Twisted Sister who put out an x-mas album and it works. but this song, "Christmas time (don't let the bells stop)" is just a lil (forgive the pun) fruitier than fruit cake. but then again, i've never really seen The Darkness as being a very serious band to begin with. though this is a little more out there than what i've heard from them before. it is a good song and makes you smile and laugh a little when you see Justin Hawkins sprawled out on the floor in some sort of sexy Santa outfit. in the comment below tell me what you think of this song.

On Azrial St. Michael "sweet 16"

ah, how i do love youtube. i have truly found a new favorite. Azriel St. Michael's song "sweet 16" is a beautiful piece mixing gothic romance with the classic 80's glam rock instrumentals. for fans of Dio and Type O Negative alike will love Azriel. the song sounds like a cry to a lost love. a moving story of a girl he once head so close who's now gone from his life and he can never get back. the video is a wonderful piece as well. it was directed by Izaiah Kane and produced by Burning Nitrate Productions. the video shows him going thru his day seeing the girl in every place. in the comments below, tell me what you think of Azriel St. Michael.

On Ara

in my experience with youtube, there are four kinds of music people on there. 1) people who make songs to make you laugh (i.e. parodies) 2) people who make songs to help you learn something 3) people who think they can sing and have rich parents (i.e. Rebecca Black, Double Take) and 4) people who should already be signed they're so good. well Ara Music is number 4. this guys vocals are beautiful. While he may look a little like Joe Jonas (mid 2000's JJ) that doesn't take away from passion this guy breathes into his music. like i've stated in other posts, i don't normally like covers of songs. i hated when Manson thought he could cover the Eurythmics or when Attack Attack covered "i kissed a girl". but thats not the case with his cover of 3 Seconds to Mars, "The Kill". this is another great young artist. below is his video. tell me what you thought of Ara in the comments below.

On Adam Lee Covering E.T.

so i was going through my twitter account the other day when i can across a post to me about this guy, Adam Lee. Adam is a guitarist who covers songs with nothing more than his guitar. and the cover that this post sent me to was Katy Perry "E.T.". well now i'm not a fan of the real song, i find it a lil annoying and over played now. but when i heard this guy play there was no way i couldn't love this song. he is a fucking amazing guitarist. this guy does, from what i've watched, mostly pop songs. below is one of his videos. like, rate, comment, subscribe to him, follow him, lets make this happen. tell me what you think of him below.

On lil Ozzy

so i was watching American's Got Talent with my mom last night during dinner as always. normal this show has a bunch of run-of-the-mill type talents or just weirdos who got up that morning and said "i'm gonna go try out for this show and BS it". i never really see anyone i like who isn't a super cute little kid singing or dancing. but last night was special, last night they had this guy come on who goes by the name of Little Ozzy. this guy was AWESOME! as the name states, he is shorter than normal Ozzy. he's also a lil round but it totally works for him. now, thats not his whole shtick. he also sings Ozzy songs. he was really good at singing in my opinion, but i guess the judges didn't take to him like it did. so i'm said to say we wont see anymore of him on TV at lest. i plan to look for more videos of him online. and i want all of you to go out and look for him too and tell me what you think. 

On My YouTube Page

So I just started a YouTube account for videos of interviews w local musicians and other parts of the local music scene here on lincoln. Also I hope to be reaching other to other bands in different town and states. So basically if there r bands or singers you want me to interview then drop your comments here or leave a message on my YouTube page- the music news 101. Be lookin for new stuff to come. Laters

Friday, June 8, 2012

a look back at Nickelback's career

last time i was talking about pet peeves with bands. here's my biggest one, Nickelback. what the hell?! so for like the past few months or years everyone's known Chad Kroeger, the lead singer, is leaving for his own solo career. basically, with out Chad there is no Nickelback. but that's not what i'm worried about. these guys have been trying too hard to keep their nonexistent fanbase. they've tried it all; songs about hookers, drinking songs, wannabe sappy love songs, trying to turn metal. the only thing these guys haven't done is make a country song (thank god!!!!) but really. i hate to see them so down that they have to try to be bands they're not. its just plain pathetic. my advice? just give it up! its over and no one likes your music anyway!! eh. like they care. whatever, thats all i got to say bout em. 
on another Rob Zombie music video- "living dead girl"

now here's my fav Zombie music video. how can you not love "living dead girl"? it's got a fun beat, creepy lyrics, and she's just kool looking to begin with. it's hard to tell, even after seeing the music video over and over a million times,just what the living dead girl is. is she a zombie? a vampire? something else?(?!!!!) the basic idea for this video is an old style freak curicus theme. you've got the towns ppl shrieking in terror of this girl. Rob in a top hat, cap, cane, and glasses combo. it's shot in blue, green, and yellow filters to give it that old movie feel even more so. there are also breaks in it were the tell us what the ppl are doing or saying or thinking, with addes to the funny, old movie theme of it all. in the end, the living dead girl was not meant to be part of our world. too bad. i would have loved to be friends with her.
the super bowl half time show with the Black Eyed Peas

now most everyone in America spent Sunday watching the Super Bowl. its like the most American thing to do. (not) anyway, as every year there was a musical act during haft time. it's always a popular pop band that does a montage of all their best and newest songs. this year was the Black Eyes Peas turn. of course with the help of Slash (from Guns N' Roses, for those who don't know). well i hope you didn't make a bet on this being any good. save your money for betting on the game and other shit. this was not the best performance by the Black Eyed Peas. it started strong with their latest song, "Boom, boom, pop" then in to some more of the classic Black Eyed Peas. then Fergie come out alone with Slash. their song of choice, Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine". this song takes a special kind of person to maintain the vocals properly. the notes are not the easiest to reach. now, i don't hate Fergie, i have a couple of her solo songs and some from with the Black Eyed Peas. but she is not made for singing such songs as "Sweet Child O' Mine". they should have chosen a different song that matched Fergie's singing style far better. though this was not the worst. after "Sweet Child O' Mine", the rest of the Black Eyed Peas came back on stage for another one of there newest songs, "Time of my life". a revamped version of the song from the cult classic movie, Dirty Dancing. in my opinion, there are just some songs that one doesn't NOT change no matter what. i dont care how much better you think it will be. some songs don't get better than they already are. i love you, Fergie, but never sing "Sweet Child O' Mine" every again. and to Slash, man what the hell were you thinking!? she's hot, yes, but she can't sing the song right. damn!
A reveiw of Breathe Carolina's Hello Fascination

starting out on the scene of a cute blond walking into what looks to be a warehouse, we're sent on a trip of color and amazing vocals. the beat is up and fun as with most any Breathe Carolina song. its the kind of song you can see little emo kids dancing to at a club, but others can easily get into as well. i love listening and watching Kyle Even (the tall lit.brown haired guy)sing. he's just one of those people who's voice just doesn't seem right from them. he doesn't look like the type to be doing the screaming in their songs, but he does it so well and its just so much fun to watch him. David Schmitt (the shorter dark brown haired) is our sweet and soft vocals. i love his voice. its calming and beautiful. the combination of both Kyle and David is prefect and amazing. while the music video doesn't really seem to have much going on with the song, i mean rainbows are nice, but what about something like the scissors she cuts you with. all in all, a very nicely done video and totally fun to watch. keep your eyes on Kyle, its a blast. 
Eminem and Marilyn Manson- "The way I am"

i love bout Manson and Eminem, so the minuet i learned that they did a song together i was all over it. i hit up youtube and google looking for it. and now i've seen the official music, the interview, and both live shows far too many times to count. "The way i am" is a great and powerful song that came out at just the right time for both men. Eminem has been hasled over he's racy lyrics and for "acting black". while Manson was getting killed about Columbine, because everyone thought he made the kids do it. the song is almost a plea for everyone to fuck off their cases. i love the way the music video shows how no one knows how to leave Em be. people rush up to him when he's out to eat with his wife and kid. they stand outside the bathroom stales waiting for pictures and autographs. its funny, but at the same time you can see why he's getting so pissed off at them. would you really want people stalking you very minuet of your life? but my favorite part is when Em is standing in this dark, one windowed room and slowly, out of the dark comes Manson wearing nothing but black leather pants and paint. i'd be a little freaked if Manson just appeared like that behind me. though this scene has nothing on Manson's "dancing" on stage with Em. in the first live video i saw, Manson had on a tee, dress pants, and his trademark, does-anyone-really-need-to-be-this-tall-? combat boots. once more, he came out of the dark behind Em. while Em went on rapping, Manson thought he'd play "follow the leader". he tagged behind Em all over the stage and stuck one arm out in front and bounced up and down. then when Em put a foot up on the speaker and leaned in close to the crowd, Manson did so too, only looking completely silly. for the live show from Germany, Manson, once again, didn't have a shirt on. this time Manson entered the stag from a castle tower in the background. in this one i could clearly hear Manson singing. Em also stopped and few times on the lyrics to let Manson be heard better. no matter which version of the video you see, its bound to be great. Manson will look like a silly little white boy and Eminem will looked pissed as always. as for the song it's self. its a great song with well chosen lyrics and a perfect beat. out of all the lines, my favorite is "i'll smile in the courtroom and buy you a wardrobe." another well worded line from Em about how people find any reason to sue musicians like him and Manson. now you all better go check it out now. and buy the song.

so everyone remembers that short lived emo band that was played on the radio pop stations fifty million times a day back in the mid-2000's? fallout boy? well i bet you remember their bass player. cute, emo, and well just plain hot, Pete Wentz was the fav of the group by far(even though it was Patrick Stump who had those amazing vocals and is pretty cute himself, ya know). so, Pete started out with a pretty sweet emo flop. then Ashely came into the picture and they got married and this happened.
he got a beard. WFT!? i thought it was the worst look he could or would ever have.....but no. he went and proved me wrong. he and Ashley got a divorce and now, in 2011 he's single. hurray for all the girls who love him. but the issue he has this....
AN AFRO?!!! REALLY!? Pete, please listen to me.....GET RID OF IT! i say you just go back to your emo flop, its what we all feel in love with. just get rid of the fur ball on your head. Bronx is embarrassed to be seen with you. its in his eyes. if not for the girls, do it for the love of your son!!!!

a gothic Cinderella?

i just heard what to me is the best news. Manson is remaking Cinderella into a gothic style story. and whoes gonna play Cinderella? why, Emma Watson of Harry Potter! i love Emma in Harry Potter and i think she's super pretty and clear so does Manson. now, last i knew he was still working on his movie about Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll, Phantasmagoria. still, another movie by Manson? well that sounds pretty fucking good to me. just like Zombie, i will eagerly await this movie too!
Top Ten Pop Groups/bands/singers

pop music has evolved over time. some would say its gotten better. i would say its all turned to electronic shit. but this isn't about shitty music. this is about my top ten best pop artists. (now in color)

10)T.L.C- this great 90's all female group topped the charts with songs like "Waterfalls" and "No Scrubs". i believe they would have made it out of the 90's and onto charts in the 2000's if it had not been for the death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Left Eye will surly be missed.

9)Coldplay- fun and upbeat, but at the same time very sad and thoughtful. Coldplay is one of those unrated bands. many think they weren't good at their peck even. but Coldplay has continued to put out great songs.

8)Backstreet Boys- who doesn't like 90's pretty boys singing cutesy songs about teenage love? you don't? well then fuck you!. the Backstreet Boys were a great boy band and if they had a come back today, you can bet your ass everyone and their mom would be there in a heart beat!

7)Katy Perry- yes, there is SOME good pop music in the 2000's! thank God for Katy Perry. cute, up beat, and just plain crazy fun. you just gotta love her. its like not loving puppies or Rob Halford! you have to be insane.

6)Destiny's Child- of course they have to be on here! they gave us Beyonce! sassy, hot and loaded with amazing vocals, their were one of the best pop groups of the 90's. i think i speak for everyone when i say, its ok they're not together anymore. Beyonce's still big (and sexy).

5)Justin Timberlake- first in the Micky Mouse Club house with Britney and Christina, then 'N Sync, Justin is just about everywhere. his whinny vocals pushed him to the front. now with his own solo career and songs like "Cry me a river" and "Sexy back", i don't think he needs Micky or the rest of the guys. i mean, he sang with Madonna!!

4)B.O.B- another great star from the 2000's! this boy has a way with words and if u'll allow me this moment to talk like a teen, he's pretty fly. it took him awhile to get discovered, but hell if we're not happy for it!

3) All Star Weekend- not a whole lot know about these cute guys. their mostly know due to Disney Channel. (rrrgg. Disney...) but despite this slight fall back, their still all in all a really good band.

2) Drake Bell- he started out on the what was once popular Nick show Drake and Josh, Drake Bell is one of the few very talented teen stars out there. he can play guitar and sing and he's cute, its a win, win, win!

1)Britney Spears- she had to be here and you know it! from the Micky Mouse Clubhouse to "Baby hit me one more time" to a shaved head to now. its been a wild and crazy and drug filled trip, but i know that you where right there watching the whole thing go down. some were rutting for her, some were bashing her, but in the end Brit came out on top with her new CD "Femme Fatale". you just cant keep her down. thank God for that. 
Another sad beard story; Twiggy Ramirez (Jeordie White)

i know, i know. i do a lotta shit bout beards and people from Manson, but just hear me out okay? heres what Twiggy, aka Jeordie White looks like without a beard.
now look at him with the face fur in question.....(does that make sense?)

some how....i don't think even his mother likes looking at that thing! Twiggy, for the love of all.....uhh....WHATEVER! shave that thing off! you be so much better for it!!! trust me! 
Chad Gray of HellYeah's face fur!

so i was watching a Hawthorne Heights music vid on Yahoo when i saw a clip from the music vid for Hell Yeah's newest song "Better Man". in the clip was Chad, and i saw in that scene he looked just like Snape from Harry Potter (lol)!! so i watched it. thats when i discovered his super funny face fur! some how someone with Snape-ish features and hair shouldn't have face fur of any kind. take Trent Reznor for example. man, he looks just the dude who plays Snape! no joke. take a look.

could you see Snape having face fur like that? or any for that matter? course not! so my advice to Chad Gray? SHAVE OFF THAT THING!!!!!! 
WTF?! American Idol style

American Idol has some pretty crazy moments during tryouts. its part of the reason i watch Idol. but i also like watching the bad singers. its pretty funny. if you haven't seen it, then you should go check it out. RIGHT. NOW. but i have to say, this is my favorite moment.

here we got this body trainer. he's got a well toned bod, abs, six pac, the works. and what does he do when he gets on American Idol? why, he takes his shirt off. so then Steven and Randy decide to join in his shirtlessness. back in his day, Steven was good looking without his shirt on.......but now....he's well old...and not as toned or good looking. and Randy......he's a lil chubby, but still cute you know. still. standing next to this body builder, they dont look so hot. though, maybe if they were standing alone without shirts, they'd look fine......still, lets keep our clothes on, boys. 

so, a few days ago i watching the music video "She hates me" by Puddle of Mudd, when i realized something! Wesley Reid Scantlin, the lead singer, looks a lot like Edge the wreastler. i mean it! not completely but still. it was enough for me to freak out and write this. anyway.
here's Wesley:

and now here's Edge:

clearly there are some differences between these two. Wesley looks like a nice guy, while Edge IS a cocky jerk. Wesley can sing, Edge, well he just bashes guys' skulls in for a living. but no really. you can judge for yourself. but i personally think they look quiet a bit alike. 
Beaver boys gives the bird?!!!

so, to start off, i dont call Justin Bieber "Beaver" on purpose. still, thats not what this is about. we all know how young and "cute" he is. well lookie that this....

Ha! take that loser wanna be paparazzi! you just got flipped off by Justin fucking Bieber! i now have some kind of respect for him. plus, he is dating Selena Gomez. but the kid has balls. Wow. you learn something everyday. 
A Metal Dude wins an Oscar!!!!!!??

who else was surprised by the fact that industrial metal musician, Trent Reznor won an Oscar. he won it for "best score". (to be honest, i don't know what that means, but anyway.) what i found truly shocking was the way he looked. the boy cleans up nicely, huh? normally he looks pretty gross and well just gross. but he kinda looked cute i a suit and all washed and whatnot.

see. not bad,huh? well, laters. 

it was a major staple of the 90's. boybands. with sappy tunes and pretty looks, they won the hearts of many teenage girls. here are my top faves.

Big Time Rush

The BackStreet Boys

The Jonas Bothers


say what you will, but you know you liked them. even though i still believe that the boybands should have been left in the 90's, i still loves em. 
Stupid shit done by people i love

Twiggy really really loves his drugs. i gotta ask, what made ya wanna wear a dress, Twig. not that its bad, just wondering.

.....What did poor John 5 ever do to you Manson?! GWAD! your like ten feet taller than he is...and its only cuz those boots!

i feel really bad for Ginger. he's always been one of my favs. its sad that he left, but its kool that he's playing with Zombie

crazyness! the devil speaks throw the JoBros!!!!

i love messing round with this site....yah i just learned how to put videos on here and this is what i did with this power.....kinda sad i guess....anyway...
Top 50 Songs

i know its a little late, but i wanted to do this after New Years. but hey better late than never, right?
anyway here they are;

50) "The American Scream" Alkaline Trio

49) "Soldier" by Eminem

48) "Man In The Box" by Alice In Chains

47) "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns 'N Roses

46) "Hero/Heroine" by Boys Like Girls

45) "Since You Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

44) "Smokin' in the Boysroom" by Motely Crue

43) "Learning To Fly" by Foo Fighters

42) "High School Never Ends" by Bolwing For Soup

41) "Loser" by Beck

40) "Date Rape" by Sublime

39) "1,2,3,4" by The Plain White T's

38) "Mother" by Danzig

37) "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay

36) "The Beautiful People" by Marilyn Manson

35) "Feels Like Tonight" by Daughtry

34) "Hot 'N Cold" by Katy Perry

33) "Higher" by Creed

32) "Girl's Not Grey" by AFI

31) "Slither" by Velvet Relver

30) "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" by Pretty Poison

29) "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard

28) "Fuck You" by Cee-Lo Green

27) "Crazy" by Aerosmith

26) "Creep" by Radiohead

25) "Cherry Pie" by Warrant

24) "Blind" by Korn

23) "Land of Confusion" by Disturbed

22) "I Disappear" by Metallica

21) "Hello Fascination" by Breathe Carolina

20) "Holy Diver" by Dio

19) "Land of Confusion" Genasis

18) "The Flood" by Escape the Fate

17) "Better Man" by Hellyeah

16) "Machinehead" by Bush

15) "Beat it" by Fall Out Boy

14) "Magic" by B.O.B

13) "Rooster" by Alice In Chains

12) "Lady In Red" Chirstaburg

11) "Fireflies" by Owlcity

10) "Dragula" by Rob Zombie

9) "Voices Carry" by Til Tuseday

8) "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath

7) "Putting On The Rits" by Taco

6) "Pork and Beans" by Weezer

5) "Thriller" by Michael Jackson

4) "Fight For Your Right" by The Beastie Boys

3) "Girl, You Really Got Me" by The Kniks

2) "Take My Breathe Away" by Berlin

1) "Come Together" by The Beatles

and there it is. there is no better list. just try and make a better mix of now and classics!! 
On the History of Billy Corgan

born William Patrick "Billy" Corgan, Jr. on March 17th, 1967. Billy Corgan is most famously known as the frontman for the popular alt. rock band, The Smashing Pumpkins. he is also a songwriter and a poet.

Billy is the oldest child of William Sr., a blues guitarist and Martha Corgan. after having their second son, Ricky, the couple split up in 1970. Billy was only three years old. Billy and his brother went to live with their remarried father in Glendale Heights, IL. during his time there, Corgan suffered metal and physical abuse by his stepmother. then in 1976, his father and stepmother had Billy's half-brother, Jesse. Jesse was born with Cerebral Palsy, Tourette Syndrome, and other mental disorders. Corgan spent most of his time caring for and defending him.

in elementary school, Billy was super athletic. he played on the baseball team, as well as collected baseball cards. in high school, Billy stopped playing sports and focused more on music. some of the bands he liked were Black Sabbath, Queen, Rush, Cheap Trick, Bauhaus, and The Cure. he was offered many scholarships for collage, but refused. he chose to pursue music full-time.

Corgan met guitarist James Iha while working in a record store. the two soon began recording demos together. Billy later described them as "doomy little goth-pop demos".

he later met the would-be bassist, D'arcy Wretzky after a local show. they were arguing about the band that had just played. soon after meting D'arcy, The Smashing Pumpkins were formed. they started out with a drum machine before getting drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Jimmy was recruited to get a show at the Metro in Chicago. in 2000, they broke up.

in blog posts on Myspace and his own site, he blamed Iha for the bands break up. in 2004, he went on to have a solo career. it wasn't till 2005 that Billy wrote the Chicago Tribune and Sun-times about wanting the band to get back together. a few days later, Jimmy Chamberlin took Billy up on his offer.

April 20th, 2006, The Smashing Pumpkins official reunited. with new members Ginger Pooley and Jeff Schroeder, The Smashing Pumpkins went back to the studio to record the album, Zeityeist.

Corgan struggled most of his life with depression. he endured bouts of self-injury, obsessive-compulsive disorder and suicidal thoughts( his song "Today" is about a time he tried to kill himself, but thought against it. he said the song was about how today was a good day to live, because he didn't die.). his mother died Dec. 1996. the song "For Martha" from the 'Adore' album is about her. he later named his music lable Martha's Music. in 1993 he married his girlfriend, Chris Fabian. they spilt sometime in 1996, then later divorced in 1997. in 1995 he started dating photographer Yelena Yemchuk. the song "Stand inside your love" is about her. he is currently not dating and is still working on songs with the latest line up for The Smashing Pumpkins.  
On a Very Important Issue

as a fan of many controversy artist, such as Marilyn Manson, Eminem, B.I.G, Alice Cooper and so on, i feel strongly about the fact that some people would like to make them into evil figures. people like the media, religious figures, and conservatives. they make others believe that these people are evil and are not human, like them. they tell people that they are the cause for things like Colubimn, suicide, murders, and so on. now, i might sound biest when i say that none of these "dangurous" musicians cause anything the media or anyone says. but the truth of the matter is they really don't. i've spent a great deal of time playing over and over my fav heavy metal songs till the CD gives out.

though i've never once wanted to worship satan, kill people, ect. i've also been a huge fan of rap since i was young, artist like Em, Snoop, and 2pac have been a big part of my life. and yet i've never once wanted to buy a gun and use it on people. i've never wanted to do drugs either. so, to all the haters, why is it that i don't fit your so called statics? why don't i act like the teens you claim act out due to this music. i believe music is made from emotions for people to get out these feelings in a positive way.

its also for the fans to get out wants bothering them in their lives. music can make you feel thinks, anger, saddness, happiness. but it cant control, if it could, thered be a hell of a lot more shit happening. there would be more teens killing people, buying guns, doing drugs. i mean, its true that there are teens that do these things, but they are few. people that are out killing others have mental issues, not the wrong tast in music. the music and the artists are not the ones who committ these crimes, its the truly distrubed teens that need help. 
On a Newish Screamo Band

this is by far my favorite screamo band. the imagery is dark,the vocals deep and powerfull. if your an anger and dark lil teen, then the Black Veil Brides are the band for you. 

thier name was originally Biersack when they began in 2006. the line up was Andy Six on Vocals, Johny Herold on guitar, and Phil Cenedella on bass. BVB came from Delhi, Ohio. it wasn't untill a year or so that they started up demo songs up on their myspace page.
Six, Cendelle, and Herold later got together with guitarist Nate Shipp and drummer Chris "Craven" Riesenberg. together, the five of them formed the Black Veil Brides. in 2007, they won second place in the Cincinnati "battle of the bands". in 2009, they where signed on to Standby Records. their first tour was in the December of 2009. it was titled, "On Leather Wings".
"We Stitch These Wounds" was their first album. it came out on July 20th of 2010. it sold nearly 11,000 copies the first week of sales. the current line up is Christian "CC" Coma on drums (2010-now), Jinxx on lead/ rhythm guitar and violin(2009-now), Jake Pitts on lead/rhythm guitar and backup vocals (2009-now), Ashley Purdy on bass guitar and back up vocals (2009-now), and Andrew Biersack "Andy Six" on lead vocals, piano, and keyboards (2006-now).

if your looking for a new band, then check these guys out. "Knives and pens" is by far their best song with "Perfect Weapon" and "Sweet Blasphemy" both ranking in a close second. 
On New Singer(?) Rebecca Black

first off.....who the hell is she!??? why is she singing?!! and lastly, who let her write her own song???!!!!
heres a sample of the lyrics:

"seven am. wakin up in the morning. gotta get fresh. gotta go down stairs. gotta have my bowl. gotta have my cereal.....gotta get down to the bus. stop gotta catch my breath. i see my friends. kicking in the front seat. hanging in the back seat. gotta make my mind up. which seat can i take? its friday, friday, gotta get down on friday."

and thats enough of that. alright...she said "gotta" one too many times. what is so wronge with the world that we're letting these kinda people sing just because of something like looks or money!!? where have all the true artists gone. this is really sad. she's pretty, yes. she can sing, no. she can write songs, hell no! someone put me out of my misery!!! 
On Khalil's Video "Hey Lil Mama"

this is a very nicely done rap video. it has tasts and class, not alcohol and naked girls. Khalil really can dance unlike some talents coming out now. the whole video he's trying to win over the heart of a very cute girl. the most interesting thing about her is the fact that her pants blend into the background. was this on purpose or just a bad edit job? my favorite scene is went the music slowed to background noise and we can hear him breathing as he tries to get the basket and the girl. everything is back and white except for the rim and his jersey. i'm also totally in love with Lil Twist's voice. it's cute, fun, and completly works for him. with geek-chic and super cool moves, this due is gonna go pretty far. 
On Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher"

“Hot for Teacher” is a laugh out loud kind of music video, in a good way though. The guys from Van Halen try to act like they know how to dance, but I mean come on. Dancing is not what they got famous for. On a positive note, the video plays like a short film about the members of Van Halen and a nerdy boy by the name of Waldo in middle school. It’s the first day of school and they have, well a pretty hot teacher. Mostly the teacher just takes off clothes and dances around in a tiny bikini. It’s everybody’s dream to see their teacher do that, right? No? Anyway, the end of the video was probably my favorite part. They showed clips of each boy as adults with pretty entertaining captions under each. Some went on to do good. Others got locked up. Either way, one of Van Halen’s best videos and songs. Fun, flirty, and down right well stupid. 
On The Life Of Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27th, 1942 in Seattle, WA. He was the first of five children born to James Allen “Al” Hendrix and Lucille Jeter. Hendrix’s father was a soldier in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. At the age of two his mom placed him in the care of friends in Berkeley. His father was given an honorable discharge from the Army on September 1st, 1945. After which he went to get back Jimi.
Jimi had two brothers, Leon and Joseph and two sisters, Kathy and Pamela. Joseph had physical difficulties and was given to foster care at the young age of three. Both of his sisters where also placed in foster care. Kathy was born blind, while Pamela had lesser physical disabilities.
On December 17th, 1951, Hendrix’s parents divorced. Hendrix was only nine years old. About seven years after the divorce, his mother developed cirrhosis of the liver and died on February 2nd, 1958. He was place in the care of his grandmother who lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, while his brother Leon was placed in foster care. As a child and teen, Hendrix was a shy and sensitive boy. He was greatly affected by the poverty and family trouble that he grew up with.
The high school Hendrix went to was strange for its era. The high school was integrated. Hendrix got his first guitar at the age of fifteen. He bough it from a friend of his father for five dollars. Before he had imagined that the broom was a guitar. He also played on a ukulele that his father had found for him while cleaning up a garage.
Jimi mostly taught himself how to play guitar by watching others play. He also gained tips from others who’d been playing longer than him. Listening to records helped him as well. It wasn’t till mid-1959 that his father bought him his first electric guitar, a white Supro Ozark. Though there was no amplifier available at the time. Hendrix went on to play in a few local bands.

Elvis Presley was a musician Hendrix was fond of. Though his early contact with blues music came in the form of Muddy Waters and B.B. King records owned by his father. The 1954 film, Johnny Guitar is also believed to be another influence on Hendrix’s style.
Hendrix’s first show was in the basement of a synagogue, Seattle’s Temple De Hirsh with an untitled group. Jimi was fired from the group after playing wildly and trying to show off. The Velvetones were the first official band Hendrix played in. They performed with Yesler Terrance Neighborhood House on a regular bases, but without pay. Hendrix then went on to play with Rocking Kings, who played places like Birdland.
After he left his guitar backstage over night and it was stolen, his father replaced it with a white Silvertone Danelectro. He then painted it red and printed the name of his high school girlfriend, Betty Jean, on it. While he did complete junior high, Hendrix didn’t graduate from Garfield High School. Jimi was later presented with an honorary diploma. No one is sure weather it is as Hendrix claims that they kicked him out for holding the hand of his white girlfriend or if it was due to poor grades.
After getting caught in stolen cars twice, Hendrix was given two choices by the law, one, spend two years in jail or two, join the Army. He chose the Army and joined May 31, 1961. He completed basic training and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. Hendrix was placed in Fort Campbell in Kentucky. He wasn’t the best solider as he mostly slept on duty, cared little for the rules, needed to be watched like a child, and had no clear ability as a marksmen. His commanding officers wished for him to be discharged and Hendrix was quick to jump at the opportunity. Jimi met Billy Cox, who played bass guitar at the base’s recreation center. The two became fast friends.
Once discharged from the Army, Hendrix and Cox moved to Clarksville in Tennessee. Beforehand, Jimi had seen how Butch Snipes could play guitar with his teeth , now Alphonso “Baby Boo” Young, the other guitarist in the band, was using the same technique. He would not be shown up.They didn’t play any big gigs. They soon moved back to Nashville’s Jefferson Street, also known as the heart of the black community and rhythm and blues scenes.
Early in 1963, Hendrix returned to the South. Where he would be for the next two years, making a living off of performing for black audiences. All of these places where associated with the Theater Owners’ Booking Association, also called “Tough On Black Asses” due to the fact that the crowds where challenging. TOBA was widely known as the Chitlin’ Circuit. Hendrix performed not only with his own band, but others such as Bob Fisher and the Bonnevilles, back up for Harpo, Tommy Tucker, Sam Cooke, and Jackie Wilson. It was within this circuit that Hendrix truly refined his own style.
Soon Hendrix felt he had artistically outgrown the TOBA and was tried of playing by the rules of bandleaders. He moved up to New York City, into the Hotel Theresa in Harlem in January of 1964. There he befriended Lithofayne Pridgeno, also known as Faye, who later became his girlfriend. He also met the Allen Twines, Arthur and Albert. The Twines managed to keep Hendrix out of trouble.
The Twins also where the back up vocals on some of his records, going by the name of the Ghetto Fighters. They’re most well known work was on the song “Freedom”. Pridgeon knew Harlem like the back of her own hand and helped Jimi with shelter, support, and encouragement. Hendrix won the first prize in the Apollo Theater amateur contest in February of 1964. In hopes of getting a gig, he made the club circuit and sat in with a number of bands. Soon after, Hendrix was offered to be the guitarist in the band, The Isley Brothers’ back up band. He’s first real recording happened on March in 1964 on which day Jimi and the Isley Brothers recorded the two-part single “Testify”. They then went on tour.
It wasn’t till June of 1964 that “Testify” was released, though it did not have a true impact on the charts. Hendrix, before long, became very disgruntled with the band and left them in Nashville. Not long after, he found a job touring with MC Gorgeous George Odell. Hendrix begin performing with Little Richard under the name Maurice James on March 1, 1964. He would later be quoted saying, “I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice.”
While stopping in L.A. during a tour with Little Richard, Hendrix played with Rosa Lee Brooks on her single “My Diary”, making for his first recording with Arthur Lee of the band Love. He was also able to play for Little Richard’s final single for Vee-Jay, “I don’t know what you’ve got , but its got me” . He then had his first recorded TV appearance with The Royal Company, backing up Buddy and Stacy on “Stogun” on Nashville’s Night Train on Channel 5. Hendrix fought with Richard over lateness, outfits, and most importantly, how Jimi acted on stage. Months later, he left Little Richard.
Hendrix then got back with the Isley Brothers in the summer of 1965. Together they recorded a second single, “Move over and let me dance” backed with “Have you ever been disappointed”. In 1965, he went on to join a New York based R&B band, Curtis Knight and the Squires. After having met Knight in the lobby of Hotel America on Times Square, where they were both residing. He went on to play with the Squires on and off again for about eight months. With Hendrix, the Squires recorded the single, “How would you feel” in October of 1965. Then on October 15th he signed a recording contract with Ed Chalpin. While he and Chalpin never stayed close, the contract stayed intact for the full three years. This caused issues for Hendrix’s career later on. He also toured with Joey Dee and the Starliters on the side.
Hendrix and Curtis Knight recorded the two-part single “Help me (get the feeling)” with Ray Sharpe and the King Curtis Orchestra in 1966. Later on in 1966, Hendrix also recorded with Lonnie Youngblood, a saxophone player, who’d preformed with Curtis Knight before hand. Youngblood got two singles out of the sessions, “Go go shoes”/”Go go place” and “Soul food (that’s what I like)”/”Goodbye Bessie mae”.Around 1966, Hendrix got his first composer credits for two instrumentals “Hornets nest” and “Knock yourself out”, these where released as a Curtis Knight and the Squires singles.
Under the name Jimmy James, Hendrix formed his own band, The Blue Flame in June of 1966. The members where Randy Palmer on bass, Danny Casey on drums, 15-year-old Randy Wolfe on slide and rhythm guitar, with the occasional stand in. Due to the fact that there where two members named Randy, Hendrix called Wolfe “Randy California” and Palmer “Randy Texas”. Randy California would go on to start the band Spirit with his stepfather and drummer, Ed Cassidy. During this time, Tamika, Hendrix’s only daughter was conceived with Diane Carpenter, who was a teenage runaway and prostitute that he stayed with for a short time. This claim has not been recognized in the U.S. courts.
Hendrix and his new crew played several gigs in New York, though their main venue was at the Café Wha? on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village. Though their last concerts were at Café au Go Go, backing up for John Hammond Jr, under the title “The Blue Flame”.
Linda Keith, then girlfriend of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, befriended and introduced Hendrix to the Stones’ manger Andrew Loog Oldham, then later to producer Seymour Stein. Though neither of men appreciated Hendrix’s style. He was then referred to Chas Chandler, who was ending his term as bassist for The Animals and looking for talent to mange/produce. Chandler enjoyed the song “Hey Joe” and was certain he could make a hit single with the right artist.
Wowed by Hendrix’s idea, Chandler took Hendrix to London where he was signed to a management/production contract with himself and ex-Animal manager Michael Jeffery. It is noted that Chandler came up with the idea of changing the spelling of “Jimmy” to “Jimi”. He then assisted Hendrix with forming a new band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This group was made up of guitarist-turned-bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell, both of whom where English musicians.
Beforehand, Hendrix had been introduced to Pete Townshed and to Eric Clapton, who had just formed Cream. Hendrix was to join them on stage for the song “Killing Floor” at Chandler’s asking. Hendrix and Clapton continued to stay friends up till Hendrix’s death. He began a relationship with Kathy Etchingham the first night he was in London. They only lasted till February of 1969. She would later write an autobiography about their relationship and the sixties scene in London.
Jimi Hendrix tended to have a campy kind of humor, specifically with the song “Purple Haze”. In the song is a line that goes, “Scuse me while I kiss the sky”. It was misheard as “Scuse me while I kiss this guy”. In a number of shows, Hendrix deliberately sang “kiss this guy” while pointing at Mitch or Noel. Though in the Woodstock DVD, he points at the sky during this line in order to make it clear what he means.
After playing the Olympia theatre in Paris on the Johnny Hallyday tour, a showcase gig at the newly opened nightclub, Bag O’Nails and appearances on top UK TV shows “Ready, Set, Go!” and BBC’s “Top of the Pops”, Hendrix’s name spread like wildfire about London. With his showmanship, Hendrix “stole” the fans of guitar legends, such as Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. He was then signed by the Who’s manger to their new record label, Track Records.
Hendrix’s cover of the song “Hey Joe” was his first single. He chose the arrangement done by Tim Rose which was slower and included a female backing the chorus. Following this song was Hendrix’s first self-written song, “Stone Free”. Success came in the form of “Purple Haze” and “The Wind Cries Mary” early in 1967. The song, “Purple Haze” featured the so-called “Hendrix cord”. All three topped the U.K. Top 10 charts and found international popularity.
In 1968, Hendrix and Jeffery came together to buy the Generation Club in Greenwich Village. Their original ideas where to reopen the club were disregarded when they decided that it would make a far better recording studio. The fees for the studio, named the Electric Ladyland were enormous, leaving Hendrix constantly in search of a recording environment that worked for him. It wasn’t till August of 1970 that Electric Lady Studios was open to New York.

The studio was made personally for Hendrix. It had rounded windows and a machine capable of producing ambient lighting in a multitude of colors. The studio was created to have a claming feeling to encourage his creativity, while still having a professional recording atmosphere. Eddie Kramer, the engineer, endorsed this by making it a drug free zone during sessions.
Hendrix died on September 18th, 1970 in London. He had previously spent the night at a party and was picked up by Monika Dannemann. She drove him to her flat at the Samarkand Hotel. Concluding from the autopsy and accounts from friends at the party on the 17th, Hendrix died a few hours after midnight.
In Dannemann’s testimony, she said that after arriving at her house, Jimi had, unbeknownst to her, taking nine of her Vesparax sleeping pills. Hendrix was unfamiliar with the strong German band and had not known that the typical medical dose was half a tablet. According to the doctor who initially attended to Hendrix, surgeon John Bannister, Hendrix had choked on his own vomit, mostly red wine which had sealed his lungs.
Years after this, Danneman claimed that road managers, Gerry Srickels and Eric Barrett had been there before the ambulance was called and had removed some of Hendrix’s things. Succeeding a libel case carried on in 1996 by Hendrix’s long-term English girlfriend Kathy Etchingham, Monika Dannemann killed herself. 
on Katy Perry's video, "E.T" with Kanye West
so from what i can tell, the song is about an alien boy who's totally hot and a great lover? maybe. its all a little creepy to me. and the outfits are.....crazy. i've seen better in real sci-fi movies with shitty special effects. really. the song is so-so. not the best i've heard from Katy Perry. it's something i can see being played at dance clubs for a couple of months then disappearing into nothing more than just that other song on one of her CDs. all in all, its fun to watch but a little creepy at the same time. eh, laters.