Axl/DC: because AC/DC is fucking dead.

First appearance in Lisbon showed the obvious: AC/DC is no more.

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(Axl Rose perfoms with Angus Young of AC/DC in Lisbon. Photograph: Roger Sargent/Getty Images)

Money talks, it really does. When the news about Axl Rose started circulating in the media that he was to be the front man of AC/DC people just laughed. True or not true, it was fun to read that on the interwebs after all. But the truth appears when the show begins.

AC/DC, one the greatest and most influential bands in the world made the big mistake of making a decadent rock star their singer. The losers (and I’m not being a bigot here, because I fucking love Portuguese people, I even speak Portuguese) were the people from Lisbon who witnessed a freakshow: Axl trying to imitate Brian Johnson and Bon Scott were (and is) ludicrous beyond belief. (Although the fans – more Axl fans than die-hard AC/DC fans were excited to see Axl/DC firing their Guns of Roses… I know the pun is terrible and so was the show)

Yeah, I know history: for years fans complained the Johnson was no Scott. Now I’m sure that they know they were pretty wrong on their point of view. If Brian is no Bon, Axl is not even ROCK.

Money really talks, and Angus Young is showing a clear message to his fans: c’mon, love me for the money.

Udo Dirkschneider would have been the perfect man for the post. But as it seems he’s not so famous and doesn’t attract more female fans as Axl Rose does. But if one had to choose the wrong side, hell, AC/DC should have picked Rihanna. Her music is terrible, but at least she has beautiful legs. Axl is chair bound because he broke a metatarsal. I didn’t know that metatarsal had anything to do with delivering a ridiculous performance.  

R.I.P. AC/DC.


(Daniel “Roderick” Death)

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The death of a Genius: R.I.P. Keith Emerson

The most influential keyboard player of the progressive music is gone.

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Keith Emerson, the genius of the power trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer died yesterday in Santa Monica, Ca. according to Fox News.

He was not only a fabulous player. Emerson, Lake & Palmer was maybe the hardest progressive rock group of all times. Save the insanity of Frank Zappa, the band created an aura of difficulty  that wasn’t only impossible to be aped, but their extreme complex compositions pushed me to the world of progressive rock when I was sole into true heavy metal. Before them I knew nothing about it. Maybe Yes, Genesis and Pink Floyd were bands that produced more successes during their career, but E.L.P. (as much as King Crimson, whose first vocalist coincidentally was Greg Lake, the “Lake” in E.L.P.) made a name for themselves playing some complex numbers such as Tarkus, the opener track of the album of the same name. How crazier can music get?

It’s like one hundred keys of information per second, I don’t know if this even exists, but the impression was that Keith Emerson was a Newton of notes and he could repeat everything, at the same order if he was asked to. 

Says Carl Palmer about Emerson: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson. Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come,” Palmer wrote. “He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz. I will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship, and dedication to his musical craft. I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did, together. Rest in peace, Keith.”

I know it has been a hard time for us rockers: David Bowie, Lemmy and now Keith Emerson. It’s the time that we start to perceive that our “eternal idols” are as mortals as us and nobody is coming to substitute them even though their “operas” are the corollary of their life. Time passes and so do us and our idols. Unfortunately this is another sad day for the music in the world. 

Fans can leave a tribute and condolences at E.L.P page on Facebook 


 

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One year without Jeff.

Remembering a fallen warrior!

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One year ago today Jeff Hanneman one of the warriors in charge of the Slayer‘s axework passed away leaving a legacy of blood for metal fans worldwide. His work and contribution was (and is) unfathomable for thrash metal, heavy metal and rock n roll in general. He helped to create the musical death machine that is Slayer today. But of course as everybody knows things disintegrated a little bit after his passing: Dave was sacked and Slayer confidence was lost amidst the most die hard fans. I myself have no problems with the new formation and their new song rocks as long as I’m concerned. But some people do. As if Jeff’s ghost hunts the chapel everywhere. But let’s not remember him as a ghost, but as the one of the best guitarists in the history of metal: may his legacy never been forgotten! 


(Daniel Death)

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