Tag: System Of A Down
A new Funny or Die video parodies the glut of music reality shows with a new take in 'U B Da Judge.' The video has celebrities vying for their chance to sit in the judging chair on this new reality competition, as the judges are the stars of the show, not the contestants. That's the way it is already, right? Perry Farrell of Jane's Addistion, Serj Tankian of System of a Down and Meatloaf are some of the competitors, along with rapper Warren G, YouTube sensation Rebecca Black and ’80s pop star Debbie Gibson.
Perry Farrell’s says during his audition: “You always need the rocker. I don’t see why I couldn’t do what Steven Tyler‘s doing.” He then breaks into a little scat impression before shouting 'I like it!” Meat Loaf gets the dramatic chair turn down for his audition ala 'The Voice,' and Serj Tankian pontificates on the judging process in general, dropping liberal profanity in the bonus.
One of the judges judging is British magistrate the Honorable Heathcliff Rogerwaters. I guess he is the Simon Cowell of the panel. "John Secada?..more like John Suckada." Judge Dredd even fills the Ryan Seacrest hosting slot. Check out the hilarious video.
After the debut of a holographic image of late rapper Tupac Shakur, who was shot and killed in 1996, "performing" along side Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at the Coachella Festival in California last month, the company many have other dead artists being prepared for appearances. While technology has been beneficial in many aspects of the making and presentation of music and how we consume it these days, I have already come out against this bullshit and I view it as another in the continued desecration of 'live' music presentation.
Sanj Surati of Musion Technology, the company that created the Shakur hologram, told NME: "Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, oh, and Michael Jackson would be the ultimate one. Maybe even Whitney Houston. Elvis on stage with Justin Bieber would be a cool thing." Sorry Surati, but Bieber with Elvis would be a fucking joke. Surati called the hologram technology "a historic and exciting initiative."
Dr. Dre has said that the effect was strictly for Coachella and would not be taken on tour, but its inclusion in the show has launched a discussion about the future of live performance. A handful of artists in Japan have already used holograms in this manner.
System Of A Down singer Serj Tankian told The Pulse Of Radio recently that he thought holograms could be used to beam living artists into any festival in the world from wherever they were: "If the technology is available and we can get away with it, that would be awesome. Then you'd have, like, The Police from one part of the world, you have, you know, U2 from another part or you have African bands and all these people playing from different parts of the world on the same stage without being there." At least we know from recent comments from Roger Taylor of Queen that he wouldn't ever do any Queen performance with a Freddie Mercury hologram, but the girl group TLC will be doing some upcoming shows with a hologram of the late Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes. Hopefully this isn't a trend that will get out of control. I want live music, with live instruments, live singing, and above all live people.
Look up Jem and the Holograms...man did they suck!
Steel Panther has landed...in an airport in Australia for the Soundwave Festival. It makes sense for Soundwave TV to conduct the first interview after Michael Starr's arrival. Starr talks about his Ph.d?, plans for travel to the Moon, his down under love and more.
Soundwave 2012 includes: Slipknot, System Of A Down, Alter Bridge, Marilyn Manson, Staind, Black Label Society, Limp Bizkit, Bush, Machine Head, Bad Religion, Trivium, Mastodon, Lamb Of God, Black Veil Brides, A Day To Remember and many more.
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Dimebash 2011, this year’s tribute to the late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott took place on Wedneday night (Dec. 14) at the Key Club in Hollywood and brought out a who's who of iconic rockers to celebrate and commemorate. Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Sebastian Bach, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, former Guns N’ Roses member Duff McKagan, Tom Morello, Ritchie Kotzen, Glenn Hughes, Robin McCauley, Oni Logan, David Draiman of Disturbed, Dug Pinnick of King's X, John 5, Warren DeMartini, Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies and many more all showed to play and pay their respects to not only Dimebag, but Ronnie James Dio.
The concert benefitted the Ronnie James Dio 'Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund' charity started by Dio’s wife Wendy.
“This is amazing,” System of a Down’s Serj Tankian enthused. “I’ve never seen so many rockers in one place.” The event was hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson of 'That Metal Show.'
Get more info, contribute and find out other upcoming events on the charity here: www.diocancerfund.com
Here's an Artisan News report asking the question- Where is Vinnie Paul and Phil Anselmo?
Here's another documenting what went down at the tribute show:
Here's some fan-filmed footage of the show:
This Wednesday night (Dec. 14), Ronnie James Dio and Dimebag Darrell will be honored at this year's 'Dimebash' at the Key Club in West Hollywood, CA. A multitude of fellow musicians will be there to pay homage to Dimebag, performing songs either written by or inspired by the late guitarist, with all proceeds will benefitting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund.
The MC's for the night are from That Metal Show, Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson and this year's Dimebash is going to feature performances by Dio Disciples (Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, and Scott Warren) being joined by such vocalists as Tim "Ripper" Owens, Glenn Hughes, Robin McCauley, and Sebastian Bach.
Rocking Dimebag's favorites at the tribute will be Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), David Draiman (Disturbed), Dug Pinnick (King's X), Duff McKagan (Loaded, Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N' Roses), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), John 5 (Rob Zombie), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Scott Ian (Anthrax) and his lovely wife Pearl, Warren DeMartini (Ratt), members of Devil Driver, Rex Brown (Down), Joey Jordison (Slipknot), and Ben Harper. More guests are expected to attend as well.
The show will start at 8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm), and tickets are priced at $20 each. Click here to order tickets.