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Video surfaces from 2001 of Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, and Rex Brown performing together for last time

by on Jan.17, 2015, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Footage of Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, and Rex Brown of Pantera performing on New Year's Eve 2001 has been unveiled for the first time. This clip of the three using the name "Gasoline" is reportedly the last time all three performed together live. Another singer is with the three in the clip, as Phil Anselmo was not with the group due to conflicts.

Chris Stiles, who posted the video said:

“This is my PERSONAL UNSEEN RARE FOOTAGE of Dimebag's RARE AND UNRELEASED BAND GASOLINE. This was a party band for fun only. These were just jack around tunes made to be funny and have a good time. These weren't meant to be serious by any means. The NEW AND UNRELEASED ANYWHERE ELSE songs...’GASOLINE’ and ‘GOING WITH THE GUT’. This is the LAST TIME REX, VINNIE, AND DIME played live together. The last song they got up and jammed Led Zeppelin's ‘Moby Dick’.

I hated sitting on this for so long but it's time the world gets to see it and enjoy it like I do. I've been lucky enough to have this since 2001 and I've never given a copy away and never let it out. Please respect that it's mine and I will not tolerate anyone stealing it. This is OWNED BY ME. If the family wanted it...that's another story. This show was a very special night...New Year’s was always a big deal for the brothers and usually they did a New Year’s gig for fun with pantera but after phil became harder to deal with they had to do their own thing on New Year’s. Pantera never played again and I'm thankful I saw the last moments these three stepped on stage together. This show was Union Underground opening, then Gasoline, Sevendust, Then Drowning Pool with Dave Williams.”

The bass player is a guy named shawn or "ST" as they called him for some reason. He was supposed to be the bass player in DAMAGEPLAN originally but did something to get booted out and was never seen around again from what I recall. New Found Power was that bands name then they changed it to Damageplan and got Bobzilla..but the cd was done by then and Dime did all the bass and guitar tracks. I even have a promo pic of them with shawn and NFP as their name..pretty cool. The Singer in this band Gasoline is the singer for PUMPJACK Thurber T. Mingus....they were a killer TEXAS band that DIME really loved. Very Texas metal/rock southern style....really great band that should have gone further. You can see their sticker on Dime's rebel flag guitar on many pictures including the one of him on the best of cd released a few years back. Grady Dime's tech owns that guitar now...rightfully so. Grady was the secret weapon for can always catch him in the back working knobs helping dime...sound like dime. Dime was gonna blow you away either way..but those little things...that was Grady. At the end of the show JERRY CANTRELL rolls out and jams with the guys from DROWNING POOL. I actually have footage briefly...of the limo rolling up and the guys getting out with jerry and I had to stop it so I could get the guys to sign stuff. I recall jerry asking me.."how the hell did you know I would be here?" Well dime told me a few days before to expect I was ready with AIC stuff to sign. Great guy...always friendly...they all were.

Some of the most funny things are in the Going with the Gut song... " I see an ad for a soloflex...and I know it's just not for me." "you know need a shed....when you got a tool like mine" lol No one did it like one. He was a one man party.
There used to be a lot of talk about since Pantera is done...why doesn't Dave sing for the brothers...well this as far as I know is the ONLY time the full band played PANTERA with Dave. He came up and played dif songs but NEVER with the full Pantera crew. As you can tell HE WOULD HAVE NAILED Pantera songs...and to be honest I'm certain he would have done the DAMAGEPLAN thing if it wasn't for what happened to him.. R.I.P. on a side note Dave was a hell of a guy.

As always Dimebag was very cool to hang with and loved having fun with his friends and fans. I was a young 18 year old that was just happy to be accepted around him. He allowed me to hang around him a lot so I'll be uploading more video of me with him and times I managed to film. I messaged the family many times about having this included in anything they officially released and never got any emails back so I'll go ahead and post it here for everyone to see. I don't think it's right to just hold on to it without letting others see what it's like to be around him. RIP dime... you made a huge impression on my young life and I'll never forget it.

This is my footage and belongs to ME. I will report anyone stealing it. Please enjoy it here and respect that I posted it for nothing so you guys could enjoy what I got to enjoy while he was here."

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‘The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo’ documentary to premiere this November (video preview)

by on Sep.04, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

‘The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo’ documentary to premiere this November (video preview)

'The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo,' a rock documentary produced by Cinema 1 Film & FX and 18 Lights Pictures has been selected to open the Red Nation Film Festival in Beverly Hills, CA. on November 4th.

'The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo' is the story of the late, legendary drummer who played with Ozzy Osborne, Motley Crue, Lita Ford, and other rock and roll icons of the 1980s and 1990s. The film features superstar interviews, concert footage, home movies and behind-the-scenes video of this bigger-than-life Apache musician whose unshakable passion carried him from the wrong side of the tracks to the top of the charts—only to be taken by cancer at the height of his career. The film is narrated by Queen of Metal, Lita Ford.

“It’s been a magical journey,” said Director Wynn Ponder, “working with Lita and interviewing Randy’s band mates, family and friends, but the real story is about how Randy’s generous spirit never changed, even when his formidable musical talent made him the first internationally famous Apache rock and roll drummer.”

Ponder said, “Randy Castillo was that rare creature known as a ‘good man,’ a confidante and close friend to many ... compassionate and caring with everyone he met. Some interviewees tell stories of Randy’s supernatural powers, which they attribute to his Native American spirituality.”

Part musical legend, part personal journey and part shamanic mythos, The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo ultimately reveals a seldom-seen layer of humanity behind the glittered walls of the rock industry. For more go to:

The documentary features interviews with:
Lita Ford
Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society)
Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue)
Vince Neil (Motley Crue)
Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne)
Mike Inez (Alice In Chains, Ozzy Osbourne)
Slash (Guns N' Roses)
Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses)
Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses)
Lemmy (Motorhead)
Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
Kip Winger (Winger)
John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson)
Billy Sheehan (Talas, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, The Winery Dogs)
Bobby Blotzer (RATT)
Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
Tico Torres (Bon Jovi)
Mitch Perry
Stevie Salas
Carmine Rojas
Martha Davis

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Heart News: Sept. 16th CBS Sunday Morning and other TV appearances, Hollywood Walk of Fame Induction, ‘In The Studio: Little Queen’ streaming online (video)


Heart News: Sept. 16th CBS Sunday Morning and other TV appearances, Hollywood Walk of Fame Induction, ‘In The Studio: Little Queen’ streaming online (video)

It's a busy time for Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, as their fantastic new book 'Kicking & Dreaming: A Story Of Heart, Soul & Rock & Roll' will be released this week, and they have numerous TV appearances scheduled. You can pre-order the book now at Their new album 'Fanatic' will also be released on Oct. 2nd, and you can watch a new 'making of' video clip that was just posted below. On top of that, the rock legends will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Wilson sisters' star will be unveiled in front of the Musician's Institute (6752 Hollywood Boulevard). "This location is a coveted spot for many Rock n' Rollers. and these ladies will join the likes of bands Journey and Motley Crue who also have stars on that property," said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies. "We are thrilled with this latest star addition as many young, aspiring female rockers look up to these legendary ladies of Rock n' Roll."

According to a press release: “Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, storming the charts in the 70s with hits like ‘Crazy On You’, ‘Magic Man’, ‘Barracuda’, ‘Straight On’, and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments, too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the 80s and 90s with huge hits like ‘These Dreams’, ‘Alone’, ‘What About Love’, ‘If Looks Could Kill’, ‘Never’, and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters’ enormous talents as musicians and singers. Nearly 35 years after their first big hit, Ann and Nancy Wilson were back in the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with Heart’s Red Velvet Car album, and a Top 5 DVD Night At Sky Church.”

The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony takes place September 25th. Guest speakers will include great friends Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez of Alice In Chains, and actress Rita Wilson. Ann & Nancy will receive the 2,481st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony takes place at 11:30AM PT and will be live streamed at

Heart Mongers time to show Heart some love! Create a 30 second video congratulating Heart for their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Videos will be combined to create a special congratulatory video from the fans. Please send all videos to​. Hurry, because submission deadline is September 20th at 2pm PST.

Ann & Nancy have some TV apperances slated to promote the upcoming book and album including tomorrow (Sept. 16) on Sunday Morning on CBS, Sept. 18th on CBS This Morning, Sept. 29th on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, and Sept. 30th on 'Heart Fanatic Live' from Caesars Collisseum on HD NET. Some great Heart TV programming! Set the DVR's!

Here's a great making of the 'Fanatic' video just posted by the band. Check it out!!

North American syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 35th anniversary the classic million-seller HEART Little Queen. After scoring a Top 10 album with their indie debut Dreamboat Annie, Heart launched their follow up Little Queen in 1977 which demonstrated Heart's musical diversity, from hard rockers “Barracuda”, “Little Queen” and “Kick It Out” to acoustic numbers like “Love Alive” and “Dream of the Archer”. Ann and Nancy Wilson explain to show host Redbeard.

“You can't keep those folky roots away. Nancy and I are such folkies, It's really amazing. I say that in a good way.” (Nancy): “I think if there is anything we brought to Rock'n'Roll it is the blending of acoustic stylings with heavy rock.” Ann and Nancy Wilson also preview some of the personal stories from their forthcoming memoir, Dreaming and Kicking: a Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll, plus share new Heart music from their upcoming album Fanatic. Hear both parts of this special only available online at

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Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains talks Stevie Ray Vaughn MusiCares Award in new interview

by on May.31, 2012, under INTERVIEWS, LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains talks Stevie Ray Vaughn MusiCares Award in new interview

The eighth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor Alice In Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell and certified interventionist and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Senior Consultant Neil Lasher at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 31. recently interviewed honoree Jerry Cantrell, where he touched on playing the event back in 2006 with James Hetfield of Metallica, the other artists playing the event, grammy nominations and wins, new music from Alice In Chains, what it means to recieve the honor, addiction in general and more.

Cantrell will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process. Lasher will be the recipient of MusiCares' From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.

Hosted by television personality Steve-O, the evening will feature a special performance by eight-time GRAMMY nominees Alice In Chains featuring guitarist/vocalist Cantrell, guitarist/vocalist William DuVall, bassist Mike Inez, and drummer Sean Kinney. GRAMMY-nominated musician Moby will DJ live during dinner, and other musicians performing include Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Duff McKagan, Mark Lanegan and Billy Idol. Read more about the event here:

Here's an excerpt from the interview conducted by Steve Baltin:
Q: I saw you play with Metallica at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in 2006. That was obviously a special performance, but I know you've been to a number of these shows. Are there any favorite memories for you?

JC: Yeah, that one is obviously a classic. I've been a fan of Metallica and friends with those guys for a long time and that was just great — half Alice In Chains and half Metallica playing together. Obviously, on a more serious note, it's inspiring to see James [Hetfield] take control of his issues, some of the same things I have issues with. And it's just inspiring to see somebody make the effort and make a turn for the better.

Q: By accepting this award do you feel like a role model or a positive example?

JC: A better way to look at it is I admire those guys for the effort they make. It's cool to get here, it's cool to know that you can get here and it's nice to be [proof] that no matter where you find yourself in life you've always got a chance to turn it around.

Q: When you look at not only your bandmates, but even recent examples like Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston, do you feel very fortunate?

JC: A common part of the human experience is if you f*** around with it long enough, it's gonna get a hold of you. That's been the case for me and for a lot of people too. It's not just explicitly musicians, but being a musician and [having] so many friends that are, it's really nice to have an organization like MusiCares to take care of each other. I remember when I first came here in 2003, Buddy Arnold helped me out.

Q: Tell me about the other artists playing at this year's benefit concert.

JC: Ann and Nancy [Wilson of Heart] are the top of the heap. They've been there for us and we've been there for them too. Any time we got a chance to remind people how important their role has been to music and the world and what that means to us, we're always there for them. I look at them as my older sisters, they've given a lot of great advice and they fought through a lot of adversity and I'm very much looking forward to having them play.

When they told me I was gonna receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, they asked me if I would make a little list of the people I would like to see play. I had just seen [Mark] Lanegan out in Silver Lake and he killed it. God, it was amazing. I hadn't seen him in some years and it was a really magical experience, so I gave him a call and asked him. Duff [McKagan]'s been a friend for years and been very involved with our band as well in various ways. And I don't know Billy [Idol] personally, but I do know Billy Morrison and Steve Stevens, the guitar player. I jammed with Steve a couple of times as well.

What does it mean to you to be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award?
That the award is honoring Stevie, who's an incredible musician and then also a person that made changes and turned his s*** around — it's a hell of an effort. It's nothing easy. It's doable, but it's not an easy thing and I can tell you that from experience. It takes some balls for sure, and it takes some serious effort at times. To receive this, what it means, is I'm very honored. And obviously that it started with Stevie, that's a pretty great thing. As a guitar player you don't get much better than that. Read the rest of the interview here:


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Alice In Chains News: Band working on new album, Jerry Cantrell involved in Sea-Tac Airport Initiative and to be honored by MusicCares MAP Fund Benefit

by on May.25, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Alice In Chains News: Band working on new album, Jerry Cantrell involved in Sea-Tac Airport Initiative and to be honored by MusicCares MAP Fund Benefit

Jerry Cantrell revealed that Alice In Chains is working on a new album they hope to have out befor the end of 2012.

Alice in Chains 2009 album 'Black Gives Way to Blue' was the bands first album in 16 years and first without late vocalist Layne Staley, whose memory served as the inspiration for the last album. The band began working on new material as far back as last summer, but their progress was interupted when Cantrell had to undergo shoulder surgery.

Cantrell has since recovered and told Rolling Stone of the new album, "It's time to get to work and the material is really interesting, the body of work that we’ve done. It’ll be as different as any one of our records is to any other, and it’ll also be just as recognizable. It’s an Alice record, for sure."

Cantrell predicts that the album will be out in late 2012 or early 2013 at the latest but says the band won’t rush the album to meet a deadline. “We’ve been very lucky to be able to kind of do things at our own pace for our entire career. And this is no exception.”

Cantrell will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan award at the MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit later this month for his continued contributions to help musicians who struggle with addiction. "Everybody’s human, everybody has flaws, everybody falls down. It’s just a fucking fact of life," said Cantrell. "A lot of people stand and get the fuck back up after falling. Some people don’t get that chance. My band’s been a harsh example of that – what happens when you don’t deal with it."

The official lineup for the May 31 charity event will feature performances from Duff McKagan, Billy Idol, Heart and Screaming Trees/Queens of the Stone Age singer-guitarist Mark Lanegan, in addition to Alice In Chains.

The event takes place at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia and has general admission balcony tickets available for $55, while VIP floor seats will fetch $1,250 a pop. All proceeds from the benefit dinner and concert will go to the MusiCares MAP fund.

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in the Pacific Northwest is making effective use of the region’s rich musical history, both past and current. The airport has launched a new campaign, called The Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative, Experience the City of Music, to feature the sights and sounds of the area, increasing the visibility of the local talent in the busy, heavily-traveled airport. Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell is just one of the many artists involved in the initiative.

Cantrell recorded an overhead safety and information announcement about where any of the 32 million people who pass through Sea-Tac can take a smoke break. Cantrell’s message lets passengers and travelers know the airport’s no-smoking policy, with a little dose of humor. He says, "This is Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains reminding you that smoking is allowed on the lower drive outside the building and only in designated areas...Bummer, dude."

Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder is also involved in the campaign.

"Seattle is known around the world for its music culture, so it’s great to see this identity embraced and showcased to all the travelers going through the airport,” said Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. "Jet City, meet Music City."

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