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Top 10 Richest Bass Players in Music

by on Aug.22, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Top 10 Richest Bass Players in Music

The website The Richest has posted the top ten richest bass players in the world. While many of the bassists on the list you would be able to guess, there is one surprise to me...Tony Kanal of No Doubt came in at #9 with $45 million. Who knew?

1. Paul McCartney – $1.2 billion
2. Sting – $300 million
2. Gene Simmons (KISS) – $300 million
4. Roger Waters – $270 million
5. Adam Clayton (U2) – $150 million
6. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – $115 million
7. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) – $80 million
8. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) – $65 million
9. Tony Kanal (No Doubt) – $45 million
10. Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) – $40 million

Paul McCartney million dollar bill

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Marshall of Rock Top Tracks of 2013

by on Jan.04, 2014, under ROCK NEWS, ROCK PICKS

Marshall of Rock Top Tracks of 2013

While there were so many worthy tracks in 2013, I have compiled what are my Top 25 for the year of 2013. Check them out and see what you think.

25. Heaven & Earth - No Money, No Love

24. Otherwise - I Don't Apologize (1000 Pictures)

23. Black Star Riders - Bound For Glory

22. Alter Bridge - Addicted To Pain

21. Halestorm - freak Like Me

20. Stryper - No More Hell To Pay

19. Beware Of Darkness - Howl

18. Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes

17. Korn - Never Ever

16. Monster Truck - Sweet Mountain River

15. Devour The Day - Good Man

14. Sound City Players (Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder) - From Can To Can't

13. Nine Inch Nails - Came Back Haunted

12. Motorhead - Heartbreaker

11. U2 - Ordinary Love

10. Alice In Chains - Voices

9. Black Sabbath - God Is Dead?

8. S.U.N. (Something Unto Nothing) - I'm The One

7. Pop Evil - Trenches

6. Tom Keifer - Solid Ground

5. Stone Sour - Do Me A Favor

4. Pearl Jam - Mind Your Manners

3. Sound City Players featuring Stevie Nicks - You Can't Fix This

2. Stone Sour - Tired

1. The Winery Dogs - Elevate

Winery Dogs 2

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U2 to release new single on Black Friday Record Store Day

by on Nov.04, 2013, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

U2 to release new single on Black Friday Record Store Day

U2 will release 'Ordinary Love,' a new song written for the upcoming movie 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,' on 10-inch vinyl to mark Black Friday Record Store Day on November 29th. The single will also feature a re-recording of 'Breathe,' which will be a 'Mandela Version.' That track originally appeared on the 'No Line on the Horizon' album in 2009.

The sleeve artwork features a painting of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela by Irish artist and illustrator Oliver Jeffers. Oliver, along with Mac Premo, has directed a lyric video for 'Ordinary Love' that will be posted soon on U2.com. Only 10,000 copies of the record will be issued.

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein has said the band was inspired to write 'Ordinary Love' after seeing early clips of the film, which will also open on Nov. 29.

U2 will release their first new music since 2009′s ‘No Line on the Horizon’ as part of Black Friday’s Record Store Day on Nov. 29.

U2 Ordinary Love single cover

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Will Alice Cooper play the Green Goblin in the New York musical ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’?

by on Oct.29, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Will Alice Cooper play the Green Goblin in the New York musical ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’?

Godfather of shock rock Alice Cooper could will be wearing a Green Goblin costume, but not for Halloween. Alice is reportedly in talks to join the cast of the broadway musical ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,’ in early 2014.

The New York Post reported recently that Cooper would be paid $150,000 a week to join the $85 million production. The production to this point has not returned one penny to its investors. U2 wrote music and lyrics for the production, and the Edge is one of the show’s investors.

The idea of casting Cooper comes from the show’s billionaire producer, Michael Cohl, who is friends with Bono. ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' has been a troubled production from it's start, with cast injuries, bad reviews, lawsuits and the fact that it is losing hundreds of thousands of dollars every week. No confirmation from Alice has been made to this point, and it probably won't have much to do with the survival of the production or not, but you gotta do it Alice! We want to see it!

Alice Cooper Green Goblin

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‘War Child 20: The Best Of’ digital album now available

by on Feb.18, 2013, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS

‘War Child 20: The Best Of’ digital album now available

U.K. charity War Child turns 20 this year and the organization is marking the occasion by releasing 'War Child 20: The Best Of' as a digital album only on February 18th. The album is a collection of tracks that artists have donated to them over the years. Tracks include a rendition of The Beatles' "Come Together" by Smokin' Mojo Filters, a supergroup featuring McCartney, ex-Jam frontman Paul Weller and former Oasis guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher.

The album also includes the McCartney rarity "Calico Skies", a remix version of the 2002 David Bowie song "Everyone Says Hi", "Miss Sarajevo" by The Passengers, a collaboration between U2 and late opera legend Luciano Pavarotti; and a cover of The Clash's "Straight to Hell" by U.K. pop star Lily Allen with help from Mick Jones.

With all proceeds of the sale coming directly to War Child, the album tracks have been selected to show the diversity and quality of all the artists who have supported the cause for the last two decades.

War Child also also offering a free download from Muse performing a rendition of The Animals' hit "House of the Rising Sun" that blends into their own song "Time Is Running Out." http://muse.warchild.org.uk/

Track listing:
Come Together - Smokin' Mojo Filters (featuring Paul McCartney, Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher)
Lucky - Radiohead
Fade Away - Oasis
Mourning Air - Portishead
Fake the Aroma - Massive Attack
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - Manic Street Preachers
Shipbuilding - Suede
Miss Sarajevo - Passengers (featuring U2 and Luciano Pavarotti)
House of the Rising Sun - Muse
Ghost Town - The Prodigy
Calico Skies - Paul McCartney
Everyone Says Hi (Metro Mix) - David Bowie
Vietnam - New Order
How You See the World No.2 - Coldplay
Hong Kong - Gorillaz
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Keane
Transmission - Hot Chip
Leopard-Skin-Pill-Box-Hat - Beck
Straight to Hell - Lily Allen (featuring The Clash's Mick Jones)
Running to Stand Still - Elbow

War Child 20 The Best of album cover

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