On The Road Again…..


this weekends stop….Paris….

more posts and shit coming soon my friends…

sorry but duty calls for work!

enjoy the weekend….

GG

Ponder over this for meow!

Slipknot is Touring Australia Right Now, so this is in memory of Paul

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Winning Featuring Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dogg and Rob Patterson Now Available on iTunes


…..features 2 tracks. One a hip-hop mix and the other a rock mix. Download both songs in USA for $1.98. Proceeds from all iTunes sales go to the victims of the USA flooding from April 27. You can also goto http://www.torpedosagainsttornados.com to donate.

No the songs are not entirely about Sheen so dont get all bent out of shape. Snoop, well we all know who Snoop is. Rob is a current member of Filter and former guitarist for KORN.

to download the track in USA go to:

http://bit.ly/iTunesWinning

For downloading in the UK go here:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/winning-feat-charlie-sheen/id436946758

You can also just search Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dogg and Rob Patterson in iTunes.

Peace out!

2011 Rush & Slipknot Tour Dates


Come out to a show and throw down with the classic Canadian Trio Rush performing Moving Pictures and new material or if your on the other side of the ocean come see the eight in Slipknot perform and dont worry….the bass will be taken care of in Paul Gray’s memory!!!

Rush Time Machine Tour 2011 USA

March 30 – Ft Lauderdale FL – BAC Center

April 1 – Greensboro NC – Coliseum

April 3 – Nashville TN – Bridgestone Arena

April 5 – Louisville KY – KFC Yum Center (really there is a place called this?) LOL

April 6 – Toledo OH – Huntington Center

April 8 – Hershey NJ – Giant Center

April 10 – New York NY – MSG The Garden

April 12 – Chicago IL – United Center

April 15 – Cleveland OH – Quicken Arena

April 17 – Detroit MI – Palace of Auburn Hills

April 19 – Hamilton ON CAN – Copps Colesium

April 20 – Montreal QC CAN – Bell Center

April 22 – Baltimore MD – 1st Mariner Arena

Rush Time Machine Tour 2011 Europe

May 4 – Helsinki Finland – Hartwall Arena

May 6 – Stockholm Sweden – Globe

May 8 – Malmo Sweden – Malmo Arena

May 12 – Dublin Ireland – O2

May 14 – Glasgow Scotland – SECC

May 16 – Sheffield England – Motorpoint Arena

May 19 – Manchester England – MEN Arena

May 21 – Newcastle England – Metro Radio Arena

May 22 – Birmingham England – LG Arena

May 25 – London England – O2

May 27 – Rotterdam Holland – Ahoy Arena

May 29 – Frankfurt Germany – Festhalle

Rush Time Machine Tour 2011 USA 2nd Leg

June 8 – Greenville SC

June 10 – New Orleans LA

June 12 – Austin TX

June 14 – El Paso TX

June 16 – Phoenix AZ

June 18 – San Diego CA

June 20 – Los Angeles CA

June 22 – Los Angeles CA

June 24 – Las Vegas NV *

June 26 – Concrod CA *

June 28 – Portland OR *

July 02 – Seattle WA *

* Denotes Absence

Slipknot 2011 European Tour Festival Run

June 24 – Basel Switzerland – Sonisphere Festival

June 26 – Dessel Belgium – Graspop Metal Festival

July 08 – Amneville France – Sonisphere Festival

July 10 – Hertfordshire GB – Knebworth House

Slipknot Rock in Rio 2011

September 25 – Rio De Janeiro Brazil – Rock in Rio Amphitheatre

Rumors in the Wind


Over the last few days I have read and heard various rumors about Slipknot. Mostly about them making a new album. Who starts this shit? I mean come on. Obviously people have nothing better to do. Im sure the culprit is amongst the Slipknot haters. Wouldn’t surprise me to say the least.

In May 2010 Slipknot lost bassist Paul Gray. He was also a founding member of the band. Late 2009 Slipknot had just finished a string of US and European tour dates. This ended their run for All Hope is Gone. With the band looking to take some time off and eventually look into other projects in the coming year. Corey and James to begin a new Stone Sour project and Shawn with his DLR project. Can’t rule out Shawn E either. Not only is he the Stone Sour bassist but he also is Slipknot’s Stage Manager so he is on tour with the Knot and then with SS as bassist. People, these guys need rest. Some have families, wives, kids…etc. With the death of Paul Gray that brought much to think about. The bands future. Touring, writing…etc…. Its not easy to lose someone close to you as many of you should know. Especially someone you consider like a brother! I know how that goes! Its also not easy to make a transition from being constantly on the road to home life and then knowing soon your going to be doing it all over again. Sort of like your own prison so to speak. Imagine how a man feels knowing he has committed a crime and although may be free he will eventually be off somewhere else away from his family and loved ones. Away from him normal life. If you think rockstar life is normal then you people are pretty fucked in the head. Its not! I can’t relate by means of saying im a rockstar because im not but ive seen it in front of me with my own eyes how they do deal with it. Its not always pretty.

Rumors im sure are spread to sometimes make people have hope. Sort of like Slipknot’s last album with its catchy title All Hope is Gone. Well, All hope is not gone! You have to give those guys time to mourn and think. Its not easy to go back into something so soon after tragedy. The Stone Sour guys managed to do so. Those that went to their shows probably had a great time. For those on the stage it was hell. Losing someone close to you is not just something you can forget in a few weeks or even months. It takes time. When Neil Peart of Rush lost his daughter and wife he took time off. He told his bandmates that he was done. “Consider me retired” Neil said. Rush took many years off. Time it took for Neil to recover his urge for going back to work with the guys as he said.

Its not known how long Slipknot will be out of the loop. Does it really matter? As a fan if you are a fan reading this, you should have much respect for these guys. Corey said on his official twitter page that he is not even sure about the upcoming 2011 tour dates. he has mixed emotions about it. So one would ask why would he not have problems touring with Stone Sour but with Slipknot he would? Well, with Stone Sour its a different band. There was no Paul in that band. There was no constant reminder of what he lost. Besides, who’s to say Corey didn’t feel like doing those shows? Just sayin……With Slipknot there is that constant reminder of #2. His brother. Their brother. Their friend. It stabs you in the fucking heart constantly. I go on with my life everyday but there isn’t a moment that I dont think about Paul or some moment I shared with the guy at least one throughout the day. Something in my daily life becomes a reminder. Its not easy to deal with but it does get better with time. Other members of Slipknot have other projects they might be working on and some are quite apparent. Thats their own gig. Its not Slipknot. Those projects may not bring on the pain of losing their brother but believe me they still feel it. Daily!

Many ask why the family of Paul Gray still keep his burial a secret. Well let me say this. To those of you that don’t know. Some people did find his grave. I did mention as to what cemetery but NOT the location. That information was made available in his obituary so its not like that was a secret. What is kept a secret is where he actually is. Some people found him and in the past months some pretty fucked up fans stole items from his resting place. Seriously people. Do some of you fans feel its ok to steal from someone’s grave? Those items left there were left for a reason and were not meant for YOU to take. THIS is why the family has wanted to keep it a secret. Can you imagine what people would be doing over at Michael Jackson’s grave if they had public access to it? Yes people its a guarded area. Only people of importance are allowed in that area where MJ is.

So in closing I ask those that are Slipknot fans reading this to do me a favor. Well not only me but the band as well. If you want bonafide news about the band then goto their website. http://www.slipknot1.com Thats about the best place for news. I dont have news for you. Neither does any other site. Corey stated that other memebers mentioned things about a new album. Like Joey. Well, it was a pretty shitty thing to say in my opinion when he didnt know for sure that would happen and not even getting with the other guys. Im sure many of the rumors stemmed from his comment. Still though im sure his comment in regards to a new album was meant to ease the fans minds about their future. He was looking out for their best interests but in a way that caused quite a stir among the maggot community. So thats why I ask if your a fan goto the bands homepage for real news. Give these guys time to heal. They need it. You see it from a totally different perspective. These guys made the music that healed your minds. What about these guys minds? They need healing. Its time for you all to give that healing medicine back. Dont rush them or harass them for a new album, new songs, tour dates or whatever. Just respect them and their wishes until the see it fit. If they never choose to do another album or write another song then so be it. Respect mother fuckers! You want it, you got to give it!

Much respect to Sid, Joey, Paul R.I.P., Chris, James, Craig, Shawn, Mick and Corey. You guys take all the time you need and if you come back thats fucking awesome….If you don’t I personally understand. I hope the rest of you can as well……

P.S.

I wear the Slipknot markings for a reason. For the love I have for this band. I may not feel the same way musically as I did back in the late 90s but this band was definitely part of my life for over 10 years and is a part of the soundtrack to my life. I wear the Tribal S, Slipknot in Japanese Kanji and the coveted #9 9-ball. Although musically I dont listen to Slipknot much anymore, they are still part of my life. I remember all the days and stories from the tours. Muscially I have moved on. Away from the heavier metal and onto my roots. Where I started. My first bands to ever hear was Ozzy, Van Halen and Rush. Ive moved away from guitar and onto drums. Learning the style and techniques of Neil Peart. As an owner of one of the rare R30 Drum Kits I cherish that thing. One because its an awesome drum kit and two because a friend that shared his passion for Rush died and left it to me. Its too beautiful a kit to let it sit there and deteriorate so I play it. Musically I have moved on to other styles and back to my roots of old rock and classical but I still enjoy the occasional metal song and Slipknot has etched their spot in that list. I had a discussion with a “friend” before he died about my musical changes and how I felt. He told me to move on and enjoy it. Enjoy the music the way you like it. If you cant enjoy it, you can’t live it. Although at that moment this friend felt like I didnt like him anymore he knew why I was changing. He knew it wasn’t personal. He knew in the end we all evolve. Evolution is part of who we are. In retrospect, if we all look at ourselves now and then go back and see ourselves from our past…..we wouldn’t be the same person. We change. Maybe not entirely but to an extent we change. We do things we may regret and things we are glad we did but in the end we evolve and its our decisions to make in our own lives and not anyone elses……..


Rush Time Machine Tour 2011 Tour Dates Confirmed but Not Final


Rush will be taking their Time Machine Tour back on the road in the USA starting March 30, 2011. Mostly in markets that did not get a stop on the 2010 run. Chicago will see another show at United Center and a string of Canadian dates are added as well.

In May Rush will be taking the trip to Europe with the tour. Many dates not confirmed yet but many are confirmed and tickets sales are already begininng in some markets. Here are the following dates so far.

Time Machine Tour 2011 USA

March 30 – Ft Lauderdale FL – BAC Center

April 1 – Greensboro NC – Coliseum

April 3 – Nashville TN – Bridgestone Arena

April 5 – Louisville KY – KFC Yum Center (really there is a place called this?) LOL

April 6 – Toledo OH – Huntington Center

April 8 – Hershey NJ – Giant Center

April 10 – New York NY – MSG The Garden

April 12 – Chicago IL – United Center

April 15 – Cleveland OH – Quicken Arena

April 17 – Detroit MI – Palace of Auburn Hills

April 19 – Hamilton ON CAN – Copps Colesium

April 20 – Montreal QC CAN – Bell Center

April 22 – Baltimore MD – 1st Mariner Arena

Time Machine Tour 2011 Europe
(not final)

May 4 – Helsinki Finland – Hartwall Arena

May 6 – Stockholm Sweden – Globe

May 8 – Malmo Sweden – Malmo Arena

May 12 – Dublin Ireland – O2

May 14 – Glasgow Scotland – SECC

May 16 – Sheffield England – Motorpoint Arena

May 19 – Manchester England – MEN Arena

May 21 – Newcastle England – Metro Radio Arena

May 22 – Birmingham England – LG Arena

May 25 – London England – O2

May 27 – Rotterdam Holland – Ahoy Arena

May 29 – Frankfurt Germany – Festhalle

Opinions…


many that know me enough know that I do not have a problem speaking my mind about anything. In fact that’s what makes me who I am. It has made many probably not like me but you know, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and im no exception. Lately, I have spoke my mind about Apple and iphones. Also World Cup and the USA team. I wont go into deep discussion but if you know me enough you know that im not an Apply fanboy and im wasn’t going for the USA in the World Cup.

My reasons for Apple is the hype. The media hype that Steve Jobs is a whore for. His phones are NOT the best on the market but Apple fanatics wont accept that. Already problems with antenna and if you follow the Cnet show Buzz Out Loud then you have heard their discussion already about the antenna issues and how Apple could have fixed this at the design stage. Instead they want to sell you a $40 case that will fix the problem…hmmmmm

With the World Cup, I just dont see the point in going for a team that doesn’t play soccer yearly. Countries like Brazil, Germany, UK, Mexico, Portugal….etc, they play soccer yearly and it is their national sport. Some of the greatest games in the history have been played in their stadiums and by those teams. The USA….nope! Its not that I dont have pride in the USA. I just dont feel the need to go for a team that doesn’t feel the need to be involved in soccer except for the World Cup. David Beckham doesn’t count America! He is British! LOL.

Anyways, thats my opinions. Most will be against me but others will be for me. In fact, earlier tonight a friend of mine that lives in Montreal posted a pic on his page about how many Americans would follow the World Cup now that the USA has been eliminated and the results are just as I figured. More people voted NO they would not continue watching the World Cup. Thats a shame. I may not understand the game but even outside of the World Cup when Mexico would play, its interesting to watch.

I dont really follow the Olympics either. Its interesting how they make these competitions worldwide so that countries can brag about who is better. Its not even that though. The USA tends to believe they are the superior country over any other in the world. They are not. America may be the land of the free but believe me its not as free as you think. It costs money to live in this country. Back in the days people criticized Russia for how the people were treated. You couldn’t do anything because you risked being arrested. You couldn’t own porn because you risked going to prison. In America its becoming the same. They want to regulate everything you do. Everything you say. You cant even have a conversation on your cell phone through text messages without the government wanting to get involved because you might be a terrorist….woooooooo!

Still though, its a nice country to live in but the government to me will stray away from democracy and more towards dictatorship. They wanted to bring down Saddam Hussein so bad yet in America they watch every little thing you say and do. Even though I am an American hispanic I like to think of America as the Nosey Country. They want to know everything going on in other countries but when other countries want to know what is going on here they want to keep a lid on it. They dont want other countries knowing what is going on here. Doesn’t seem fair no matter how you look at it.

Americans also seem to hate seeing mexicans in America yet they do all the hard labor that white America won’t do for such little pay. The mexicans will take whatever they can get for a better life! Americans also seem to treat Middle Easterners bad as well. Sure I joke around with their accent but hey let me tell you this. Middle Eastern people are some of the most devoted workers around. They may not do all the hard labor but when they do a job they do it! They run their stores and their businesses and they will do it day in and day out with what seems like no vacation. Many of them plenty of money yet they dont live in mansions or drive fancy cars whereas Americans get a high paying job and BAM there is the Mercedes Benz in the drive way and the $500,000 home. Its crazy.

Americans complain about the economy but many dont realize that they are part of the problem. Their spending habits and excessive credit card abuse bring them to outrageous debts. No one forces them to run up every card to their maximum limit and then be in debt for the rest of their lives. Its their greed.

so anyways, I have my opinions. As I stated earlier most people wont agree with me. Some will. I am entitled to my opinions and everyone that reads this is entitled to respond back with their own hateful comments. Thats fine. Thats what makes America free. Freedom of Speech. I dont have to like everything American to be an American. Hell I know people that buy nothing but foreign made cars. Doesn’t make them less of an American because they choose to buy Honda, Toyota or BMW rather than Ford and Chevrolet! Before I would get angry when others would say things against my thoughts. Ive learned to accept all comments. Im somewhat of an internet debater. I like to bring forth issues and discussions that many wouldnt think of speaking about because it allows people to speak their minds. People will comment on here and say im communist because I didnt go for the USA in the World Cup. Who says I have to go for America in the World Cup? Barack Obama? Arnold Schwarzenegger? No one! In fact in California you will see the Mexico flag flying everywhere with people going for Mexico in the World Cup. Many of those people are probably immigrants from Mexico and others are US Citizens who perhaps come from a mexican background and wish to go for their country. I went to a pub the other day and a group of guys was going for England. Hey they were British. Those same guys were going for Germany as well in their discussions. Another agreed with me about the USA. SO its just opinion.

I had one person tell me that I should get the fuck out of America if I dont like them. LOL. Yeah ok! Another said I should chill out because i was for the most part out of line. How? Its my opinion! Now if i argued with you that 2-2 was 1 and not 0 Then yeah you have a reason to get pissy with me because the answer is 0 but if i choose to not like a team I have that right. Im from Houston. I dont like the Houston Astros baseball team and I dont like the Houston Texans football team. Thats my right and if I choose to wear a Dallas Cowboys jersey to a game thats also my right. No where in law is it written in America that a person in that city, in that state in that country must go for their respective teams or they should get the fuck out.

so I will like what I like and have my opinions. You can agree with me or hate me. Thats fine. Im not going to like you or hate you any more or less. Its part of life folks and not one person in this world is equal in our thoughts yet we are equal as man; homo sapien.

People should really learn that others are not going to like the things they like and that they shouldnt get pissy about it. I always write about how I dont like Apple even though I know people like them. I post derogatory links and I also post links of interest to those people. I dont like the Twilight movies yet for my friends on Facebook that are friends I posted a few links about stories and stuff they would like. I may not always do it but I do recognize that people like the things I may not like that there is nothing wrong with that. Im not God and im not telling anyone to follow me or feel the way I do. its just my opinion and thats all it is. Take it or forget it however you choose to deal with it but dont tell me that im wrong and that I should die or get the fuck out because I dont agree with you. There are things that I like that others dont like. Thats fine. I like rock music and classical. Others dont. Im not going to say to people that if they dont like rock music and classical that they are stupid and idiots. Its just my perogative to like what I like and you like what you like! Period!

Thanks!

G

Oh and thanks to my friend Shawn, here is a pic of that very poll I mentioned earlier just so you dont think I was bullshitting!

World Cup Poll