Emma Anzai and Sick Puppies have been touring relentlessly lately in support of Connect and will be stopping by Baltimore, but Shockwave had the pleasure of speaking with Emma prior to the show…This is how it went…
Monday, 25 November 2013 16:47
Written by Wiliam
Hello Shock Wavers! Part 1
Times change, we grow, adapt to the times.
Even as we change…
We even keep up, or…
Find a way to catch up.
So with that being said, we all go through sickness, health, draw backs and failure, we all deal with life’s situations. Just like the group Earth Wind and Fire. They started in the early 70’s, and in that time all the way up to date, sickness, failure and drawbacks have been a part of EW&F. The band played for about 3 years when the founder Maurice White’s health problems stopped him from performing. What a letdown, for me personally, these guys live just like we do. With that, they are proving that some time and triumph combined with unity, kept them going. So, do yourself some good and buy the new EW&F record entitled Now, Then and Forever.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 22:59
Written by Mike Zambelli & Johnnie Vrana
November 9, 2013: Geezer Butler tribute at Fonda Theatre, Hollywood
Bass Player Magazine hosted an all-star concert highlighted by a 10 song Black Sabbath tribute which was organized chaos. Heavy, hard, and fast with rock legends taking their turn blasting legendary metal. It was highlighted by a rotating bass lineup consisting of bass legends Billy Sheehan, Rudy Sarzo, David Ellefson, Frank Bello, Jason Newsted, JD DeSerrio, Rex Brown, and the grand honoree Geezer Butler. All drove home the powerful and heavy chords originally created by Geezer, while clearly enjoying being part of the once-in-a-lifetime lineups.
Enigmatic frontmen dUg Pinnick, Corey Taylor, and Sebastian Bach led the charge on vocals. Sebastian Bach only did one song (Dio era’s Heaven and Hell), but put on a jaw dropping singing clinic. Chris Broderick and Zakk Wylde were absolute beasts on the guitar and Charlie Benante was a steady force on drums throughout the entire set.
It was a fitting tribute to a metal legend from a band that formed a big foundation for hard rock and metal for decades after. Congrats to Geezer who was modest and soft spoken while accepting a lifetime achievement award for being a key creator in one of the loudest and heaviest in your face rock bands of all time.
In addition to Geezer Butler, the event also honored rockabilly bass legend Lee Rocker, and the late American blues musician and songwriter Willie Dixon, while jazz-rock phenom Tal Wilkenfeld was presented with the “Young Gun” award.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 15:44
Written by Shockwave Staff
Sweden's Ghost B. C. today revealed their new EPIf You Have Ghost in its entirety via Consequence of Sound. If You Have Ghost will be released by Loma Vista Recordings on November 19th. The five track EP was recorded and produced by
Dave Grohl and includes cover versions of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers, Depeche Mode, and a live version of their offering "Secular Haze" recorded at a live ritual in Brooklyn earlier this year.