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Yearly Required St. Patrick’s Day Post: Rock Stars Drinking Beer

Rock stars. They’re just like you and me. Especially on this, the most sacred day of booze worship, St. Patrick’s Day. I usually don’t post on Sunday, but I thought this collection of some of my favorite rock stars enjoying their hooch seemed like the least I could do before I get drunk myself.

Lemmy Kilmister. The master of all things vice photographed without his usual Jack Daniels.

The Ramones keep it classy with beer and pinball.

Bon Scott and his trusty oil can.

Alice Cooper and Keith Moon.

David Bowie and Paul Simonon of The Clash, 1982.

Photo of Clash
Joe Strummer, 1981. Photo by Lisa Haun.

Tom Waits.

Nick Cave and a dead soldier. Photographed in London by Christian Castelnuovo.

I can’t tell which Keith Richards likes better. Patti Hansen, or his Heineken.

Joan Jett of the Runaways backstage at The Whiskey A Go Go.
Joan Jett proves that it is in fact possible to look cool while drinking a Michelob, with a safety pin holding up your fly.

Axl Rose and a beer in 2001.

Michael Jackson was a Bud Man. Who knew?

Iggy Pop backstage, post-show. Featured in the book called The Moment After the Show

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Iggy and Blondie. Two greats made better with beer.

Ace Frehley, double fisted.

Tankard getting tanked.

And if you’re headed out to celebrate today, or you’ve been out since 8 AM (I’m talking to you,  Boston), say away from anything that involves you behind the wheel of a car. Or a bike. Or a tractor. Have fun calling in “sick” tomorrow!

Very Metal Friday Night Update: Black Sabbath, Ghostface Killah, And People, Hell, And Angels


So, if you’re a metalhead living in or around Toronto, you are currently consumed, still trying to wrap your mind around how the fuck you are going to score tickets for Black Sabbath’s first North American in Toronto August 14th. Opinions aside, there is no doubt that every date on this tour is going to sell out. So like you Toronto, I’m sitting in that same viking boat, rocking back and forth. Trying to come to terms with the fact that my Sabbath ticket, if I’m lucky engough to get one, will likely be the most expensive concert ticket I’ve ever purchased for a show, in my life. Second only to my recent acquisition of a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds ticket. So you do the math. It’s not pretty. But it’s rock and roll. And I love it.

So many metal things happened this week. Read on for all the deets…

RIP Clive Burr.

Sabbath’s ’13’ gets a June 11th release date. In this video of Rick Rubin lounging around while recording Sabbath, you get to hear some sound bites from the new record. In other very metal news, Sabbath’s world tour begins next month in New Zealand, then hits Australia and Japan from late July through September. The only North American date so far is in Canada, on August 14 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Tickets for the Toronto concert go on sale on April 13th.

People, Hell, and Angels.

Soundgarden will release vinyl demos from “King Animal” on Record Store Day this year.

Metal Church is recording a new album.

Not wanting to be out-metaled by Metal Church, Judas Priest is also back in the studio.

Axl Rose’s microphone broke a fans teef. Now he’s getting sued. Not the microphone, Axl Rose.

The Mars Volta might have lied when they said they were never, ever getting back together.

Fuck yes! New Clutch.

Speaking of fuck yes, Thurston Moore’s band, Chelsea Light Moving, might have made one of my favorite records of 2013.

Speaking of Thurston Moore, here’s a photo of Thurston Moore smiling, and Nick Cave not looking morose while record shopping at Waterloo Records this week at SXSW in Austin.

Jack White is the Record Store Day 2013 ambassador.

Here’s another new Ghostface Killah track. And it’s fucking Delphonically awesome.

Download this sweet Boston metal comp from Born of Fire records NOW!

Speaking of Boston, RIP to a loved music/culture mag from my youth, the Boston Phoenix. The same so-long goes out to 30 year Boston radio station alterna-vet, WFNX.

Very Metal Friday Night Update: Crüe Calls It Quits, Slash Becomes An Angry Bird, And MAG Takes On Pink Lady And Jeff

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Pink Lady and Jeff! Jeff Altman that is.

I’m excited to be curating part of the Movies About Girls podcast this weekend as the gang takes on the short-lived TV music-variety show, Pink Lady and Jeff. Every so often, a MAG cast member gets to highlight some of their favorite, girl-centric vintage TV memories. This week, it was my turn. And since it seems that I don’t actually like any of my MAGmates, I made them all watch the first episode of the ill-fated 1980 “musical” variety show. We’ll play some clips, and get the MAG cast’s opinion of what can only be described as a “disasterpiece” (thanks for that, Ken). But that’s all I’m going to say about that. As usual, we’ll also run down our Top 5 and Bottom 5 DVD picks, let you know all the places in Florida you should avoid, as well as all the laffs you can handle!

You can stream the show this weekend to hear it all go down. Don’t miss it!

Lastly, but not in the leastly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. CHERRYBOMB! This blog wouldn’t exist without your love and support. And neither would I.

Now, on to all things metal that happened this week…

Slash is an Angry Bird now.

Speaking of angry birds, in an interview with Adelaide Daily, Axl says that he thinks Slash sabotaged him. Axl also said (for like the millionth time) that the old Guns N’ Roses lineup are never, ever, getting back together. “WE KNOW!”, said everyone except Steven Adler.

Oh my BLOB, I love YOB!

Speaking of things that I love, check out my review over at Purple Dog Records of Push the Sky Away, the new release from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

But when do we get to see footage of Vince Neil getting pulled over for his first “FWI (flying while intoxicated)”?

Speaking of Vince Neil getting drunk, Mötley Crüe says they are done. But not until they torture us with one last album. And a tour.

Led Zeppelin, Grandmaster Flash, and Gil Scott-Heron among possible nominees for the new “Music Walk of Fame” in Camden.

RIP, Alvin Lee.

Someone might have Stopped Believing.

Hungry? Here’s a picture of Glen Danzig and a delicious piece of cake.

Speaking of cake, is anyone Stoned and Starving like me? Yeah, I thought so.

Scott Weiland says STP “can’t fire him”. “BUT WE DID!”, said STP.

Speaking of crying, when does the video of Bret Michaels bawling after getting fired from Celebrity Apprentice come out?

Very Metal Friday Night Updae: Steven Tyler Robs Another Cradle, South By South Death, And Motörhead Goes Back To The Studio


Wake up headbanger! Friday is upon us! (image taken from the very metal book, “Metalheads” by Jörg Brüggemann)

Hey Friday, it’s about time you showed up. If you haven’t already, do check out the latest installment of the Movies About Girls podcast, episode #161. It was a super fun gasser that’ll have you grinning from ear to ear. CHECK IT OUT!

Now, let’s see what happened that was both heavy and metal last week…

Motörhead heads back to the studio.

Scott Weiland gets kicked out of his own band.

The second annual South By South Death Festival lineup includes Black Tusk and HOLY GRAIL!

The Boston Battle for Massachusetts “Official Song” is ON. One former WBCN rock DJ gives up his two cents about the controversy.

Here’s the bad news. Tool is putting out a new record. Here’s the good news (?), it’s just a re-release of the bands first EP Opiate. In other news, very metal Meh…

Lookout Steven Tyler, Clint Eastwood has your number, hussy.

Yes, that is David Bowie wearing a creepy hockey mask on the cover of NME.


Here’s the mugshots of 20 various heavy metal musicians. Three of them belong to members Mötley Crüe not named Mick Mars, and four of them belong to Axl Rose.

Suicidal Tendencies, DRI, and Sick of it All are going on tour. FUCK YES! Said everybody.

NIN is BACK! Horray! Said this one chick I know.

Very Metal Saturday Night Update (AKA:The CB Is On Vacation Edition): Dio Dream Evil Box Set, DLR Wants Michael Anthony Back,And Paul Stanley Is A Creep


I’m currently typing this post, one day late, from a secluded spot on the Oregon coast. I have three things to say about my experience so far. One, vacation is awesome. Two, Oregon makes great beer. Three, vacation is awesome.

Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal” a very metal book by rock journo’s rock journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, contains very metal confessions from Axl Rose, Ronnie James Dio, and Ozzy, among others. Due out on May 14, 2013.

Ever wanted to know what it’s like touring with Motorhead? The new book by Pep Bonet called Röadkill, details the photographers intimate experience touring with Motorhead back in 2006. And since I know you don’t like to read, and because Bonet is a photographer, there are lots of pictures.

Metallica has a new line of Vans shoes. Despite the fact that Van’s PR people don’t seem to know the difference between Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are playing SXSW.

Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy has a book coming out in May. Horray! Said  nobody.

Sebastian Bach makes a very sad prediction about his life.

David Lee Roth wants Michael Anthony back in Van Halen.

Deluxe DioDream Evil” box set coming.

Former Miss Cherry Pie, Bobbi Brown, says that Paul Stanley was the creepiest rock star who ever hit on her. “WE KNOW”, said everybody.

*(Editors note: Paul Stanley asked the 1988 version of me if he could “feel my boobs”. For the record, I was not backstage, a groupie, but the producer of the radio show he and the band were visiting, promoting “Smashes, Thrashes, and Hits”. I said no, but still had Stanley sign my Double Platinum gatefold.
The End.) *

Iron Maiden set to release 1988’s “Maiden England” on DVD. 

Very Metal Friday Night Update: Joey Ramone’s Record Collection Up For Sale, The Melvins Love Sausages, And Metaldudes Love Cats

tankardbeers-c68426f4ae315cf170e6103f8afa8f422eb131cb-s6-c10The adorable boys from Tankard getting tanked.

Like so many of us, I’m sending good vibes along to my very metal east coast friends, that are in the unfortunate path of winter storm “Nemo”. I was a kid growing up in Boston during the Blizard of ’78. My father built us a snow ramp that ran from our back yard to the street. It was super fast, and so high that you could almost see in the second floor windows while whizzing over what used to be the chain-link fence, and finally over the cars buried in the streets in front of our house. It was an awesome time to be 8 years old. But not so awesome for pretty much everyone else.

So since you’re going to be inside for a few hundred days, cursing about how that stupid groundhog was wrong AGAIN, have fun clicking the links below, reading all about the most metal things that happened this week, according to yours truly. Snowmageddon AHOY!

Do you really, really, love someone, who really, really loves Joey Ramone? Well, Joey Ramone’s record collection, and other personal items like Ramone’s t-shirts, and one of his famous leather jackets, will be put up for auction on February 14th.

Stream the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds record, “Push Away the Sky”, RIGHT NOW.

Metaldudes Cat Book“. A book about metal dudes and their cats.

Guns n’ Roses will play the Governers Ball Music Festival in New York. In other news, reviews for the show will include the phrase “when G N’R finally took the stage 3 hours late…”

A Catholic school in New Jersey has published a list of heavy metal band names that cannot be said on their radio station. In other news, Anal Cunt, Rhino Clit, Scrotum Staplers, Deep Fried Abortion, Smother Teresa, Jesus Eater. There, I feel better already.

Ever wanted to see Marilyn Manson puke on stage? Yeah, me either.

Here’s a bunch of US Tour dates for Alice In Chains.

The new cover record from The Melvins will be called “Everybody Loves Sausages“.

One of my favorite bands from Seattle, Lesbian, have signed with Translation Lost Records. The bands latest record contains only one song, and it’s 44 minutes long. Which is reason #666 why I love Lesbian.

Wizard Video just found a bunch of VHS tapes they lost 33 years ago. Wizard will start selling duplications of the videos in the original VHS clamshell package, starting on February 12th.

Iggy and Ziggy 4-Eva! David Bowie and Iggy Pop’s time in Berlin to become a biopic called “Lust For Life“.

Bizarre Italian Political Attack Ad Compares David Axelrod to Axl Rose


Don’t ask me how or why I know this you know why, but David Axelrod, President Obama’s campaign adviser, has become the target of the Italian Democratic Party in an ad currently running on the IDP website. Axelrod is currently working as an advisor on the re-election bid for Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, and the Italian Democratic Party doesn’t like that. So they decided to run an attack ad comparing Axelrod to Axl Rose. Because for some reason, the IDP thought comparing Axelrod to the most unflattering photo of Axl Rose (or maybe any human for that matter) ever taken, would turn people off to Minister Monti. Below is the translation of the ad.

“A guru recommended to Monti to attack his opponents. But the guru, sooner or later, will leave and Italy’s problems will remain.”

First of all, this makes no sense. Second of all, this makes no sense. Third of all, Axelrod isn’t even a ginger, so this makes no sense. Lastly, Guns n’ Roses is HUGE in Brazil, just like Axl was when he was there in 2011. So if the goal of the Italian Democratic Party was to give votes to Minister Mario Monti (and who wouldn’t want to with a name like that?), then THAT MAKES SENSE!


Very Metal Friday Night Update: David Lee Roth, Led Zeppelin, And A Typical Day With Hunter S. Thompson


Welcome to your Friday my heavy metal friends! In addition to the tasty tidbits below, be on the lookout for a new episode of The Movies About Girls podcast! MAG #159 will hit Internets this weekend, as your favorite gang of teenage losers will undoubtedly bring in 2013 with a bang. In addition to our regular cringy antics, I’ve curated yet another truly awful segment of MAG’s favorite parlor game, “That’s Not A Real Band Name, Is It?”.  And if you’re so inclined, check out MAG’s new Soundcloud page to hear some of your favorite MAG clips and crazy moments from the show. Now, let’s get to the important stuff…

Jane Says he’s working on a new musical.

A typical day in the life of Hunter S. Thompson. Chivas, Dunhills, cocaine, repeat.

The Roth Show staring everyone’s favorite Roth, David Lee Roth! Watch episodes 1-6 here.

Lars Ulrich does not approve this message: You may soon be able to stream Led Zeppelin’s entire catalog online.

Speaking of Led Zeppelin, those meanies Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart made Robert Plant cry.

Don’t piss off Quentin Tarantino or he will “shut your butt down!”.

Here’s the new Clutch single.

Stalking musicians like Axl Rose and Steven Tyler just got a whole lot easier thanks to this website.

One of the creepiest movie villains of all time, Dieter Lasser from Human Centipede, is coming back for Human Centipede 3.

Hellbent For Cooking. A heavy metal cookbook with recipes from Sepultura, Anthrax, Judas Priest, Udo Dirkschneider of Accept, and Doro Pesch, among many others. In other news, Udo eats food?

According to Swedish Death Metal band Aeon, God Gives Head in Heaven.

Appetite For Destruction: The Axl Robe Edition

Axl Rose, his robe, and some random chick.

Here’s a pretty sad looking Axl Rose, posing in your Nana’s robe with some random chick, somewhere (I think) in Chile. I can almost hear the sound of Slash laughing so hard that he blows Dr. Pepper out of his nose.

Via: Dangerous Minds.

And We’re Back

Stevie Nicks, Steven Tyler, and Axl Rose welcome you back to Cherrybombed.com!

Glad to see you too. Let the very metal Tom-Foolery begin. Again.

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