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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49 | Billboard

Founding member of pioneering thrash metal band dies of liver failure.

RIP, JEFF...

Just over two years after contracting a rare skin tissue disease, Slayer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman died on Thursday from liver failure at Hemet Valley Medical Center, near his home in Southern California’s Inland Empire area.

Slayer made the news public on Thursday afternoon, announcing that the band “is devastated” and calling Hanneman, who was 49, their bandmate and brother. Twitter quickly filled with messages from fans and fellow musicians, many of whom were in Los Angeles for the 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show at Club Nokia. Disturbed/Device frontman David Draiman was among the very first, posting “RIP TO A TITAN OF METAL,” while drummer Mike Portnoy wrote, “WOW…I’m in shock…RIP Jeff Hanneman.”

Dave Mustaine, frontman of Megadeth, tweeted: “Tonight one less star will be shining and sadly, the stage got just a little bit darker. Jeff Hanneman 1964-2013.”

Hanneman has been off the road since early 2011, when he contracted necrotizing fasciitis — most likely from a spider bite — a quick-progressing disease that literally eats away at the flesh from deep layers of skin and tissue. Exodus’ Gary Holt stood in for Hanneman starting in February of 2011, while Pat O’Brien joined the band when Holt returned to Exodus during 2011.

It’s not known what role the disease played in Hanneman’s liver failure.

Throughout the ordeal, Hanneman’s bandmates expressed optimism that he would one day return to the group full-time. Bassist-singer Tom Araya told Billboard during last year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour that Hanneman was “free of the disease” and was “working on his playing ability…He’s working on strengthening his arm and his ability to play.” He predicted that Slayer would “probably get together and start writing together and start making a new album,” the group’s first since 2009’s “World Painted Blood,” with Hanneman contributing material.

But in February guitarist Kerry King told Australian press that “we don’t know when Jeff’s gonna be able to play guitar. Jeff’s kind of like a wait-and-see thing.”

Born in Oakland, Calif., and a devoted Raiders fan, Hanneman was raised primarily in Long Beach and became fascinated with wars and military campaigns — themes he’d bring to Slayer’s music — via his father, a World War II veteran, and brothers who served in Vietnam. He met King in 1981 and decided to form their own band, mixing heavy metal and punk influences and signing with Metal Blade Records for Slayer’s first two albums, “Show No Mercy” in 1983 and “Hell Awaits” in 1985. The group made an eyebrow-raising move to the hip-hop label Def Jam in 1986 for the covers album “Undisputed Attitude and the classic “Reign in Blood.”

A spokesperson for “Blood” producer Rick Rubin told Billboard he was “very sad” and “shocked” by the news of Hanneman’s death.

Slayer has released ten studio albums and two live albums, as well as a pair of EPs. They’ve sold 4.9 million albums in the SoundScan era (1991-present), with the classics “Reign in Blood” (1986), “South of Heaven” (1988) and “Seasons of the Abyss” (1990) accounting for over 2 million of that tally. Ten of their albums have charted on the Billboard 200, with 2006’s “Christ Illusion” being the highest debut at No. 5.

Hanneman had a hand in crafting most of the group’s best-known thrash anthems. Begin typing “Slayer” on YouTube and the songs “Raining Blood,” “Angel of Death,” “Seasons in the Abyss” and “South of Heaven” appear first — all of them written or co-penned by Hanneman. “Raining Blood,” a blistering track off “Reign in Blood,” stands as the band’s biggest selling song with 205,000 sold to date.

Hanneman, an ardent collector of World War II memorabilia, was at the center of the controversy over Slayer’s supposed Nazi sympathies, stemming from the resemblance of the group’s eagle logo to a Third Reich image and the shape of the S in the group’s typography, and from songs such as “Reign in Blood’s” “Angel of Death,” about German doctor Josef Mengele and his horrific “experiments” at the Auschwitz death camp. But Hanneman frequently explained that the song was in no way intended to glorify Mengele. “I know why people misrepresent it,” he told one radio interviewer. “It’s because they get a knee-jerk reaction to it. There’s nothing I put in the lyrics that says necessarily he was a bad man because to me — well, isn’t it obvious? I shouldn’t have to tell you that.”

Hanneman’s songs have been recorded by groups such as Hatebreed, Children of Bodom, Hellsongs, Cradle of Filth and others, and sampled by rapper Styles-P. He’s survived by Kathy, his wife of 16 years, sister Kathy and two brothers, Michael and Larry. Funeral arrangements are pending.

via Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49 | Billboard.

May 18th, 2013 – SURVIVING MIAMI

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On Saturday, May 18, Miami’s oldest bar, Tobacco Road, hosts the release of the Surviving Miami compilation album, a collaberative effort by over 20 of South Florida’s finest independent recording artists.
The concert is set to begin at 9pm, and will feature performances by:
Surviving Miami: Volume 1 will be available as a free download beginning 5/18 on RockKulture.com, and features music by: Astari Nite, Bajo Tregua, Brand Name Punk, By Default, The Deadly Blank, Dear Darling, Falseta, Humbert, Inhabit, Juke, Lavola, The Livesays, Midnight Kahuna, The Nude Cap, Radioclip, Rebel, the Riot Act, Session Zero, 7 Seas, Soundcircles, Space Between Words, the Super Fuzz, Urban Rebel, The Vilifiers, and Vizeral.
Surviving Miami is proud to be sponsored by the 2013 HackMiami Conference, Radio-active Records, Headquarters, the Shack North Studios, Graceful Sounds FM, Leti’s Liquors of Pembroke Pines and Sector 8 Video Productions.

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The Bottom: A Documentary of The Miami Music Scene

 

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A documentary feature about Miami’s live music culture, told through the people who created the scene within the past 30 years.

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The Bottom documents the journey of Miami’s Music Scene during Summer of 2012, detailing the true lives of the artists that live and make music in this unique city.

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The Deadly Blank release brand new video: “Pick it Up”

There is no stopping The Deadly Blank. These guys are battling and working as hard as they Rock to bring all of us their Vintage Rock with a Modern Roll awesomeness! This song and video are proof that The Deadly Blank are here to leave a scar on Miami’s pretty face. Enjoy! \m/

Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47 | Music News | Rolling Stone

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Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer,” reads an official statement from the Beastie Boys. “He was 47 years old.”

Yauch sat out the Beastie Boys’ induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and his treatments delayed the release of the group’s most recent album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. The Beastie Boys had not performed live since the summer of 2009, and Yauch’s illness prevented the group from appearing in music videos for Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2.

Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz in 1979. The band started off as a hardcore punk group, but soon began experimenting with hip-hop. The band broke huge with their first proper album, Licensed to Ill, in 1986; it was the biggest-selling rap album of the decade and the first to reach Number One on the Billboard chart. Further albums Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head and Ill Communication cemented the Beasties as a true superstar act.

In addition to his career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet. A founder of the Milarepa Fund, Yauch was instrumental in the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park 1996, which drew 100,000 people – the largest U.S. benefit concert since 1985’s Live Aid. After 9/11, Yauch and the Beastie Boys organized New Yorkers Against Violence, a concert benefit for some of the victims least likely to receive help from elsewhere.

Yauch also directed many of the Beastie Boys’ music videos under the pseudonym Nathaniel Hornblower. In 2002, he launched the film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories. As a filmmaker, he directed the 2006 Beastie Boys concert film Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! and the 2008 basketball  documentary Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot, and his production company released the acclaimed Banksy movie Exit Through the Gift Shop.

via Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47 | Music News | Rolling Stone.

Axl Rose Turns Down Guns N’ Roses Rock Hall Induction – Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV

Ever since Guns N’ Roses were announced as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees in December, speculation has swirled about just who from the band’s lengthy list of current (and former) members would show up at the ceremony.

Well, now we know who won’t: mastermind Axl Rose, who announced Wednesday (April 11) that not only does he have no plans to attend Saturday’s induction ceremony in Cleveland, but he wants nothing to do with the Hall at all.

“I won’t be attending … and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N’ Roses to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” Rose wrote in a Facebook message. “I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized, nor may anyone be permitted, to accept my induction or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should imply, whether directly, indirectly, or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of ‘Guns N’ Roses.’ ”

Rose added that his reasoning behind the message was “personal” and “neither meant to offend, attack or condemn” any GN’R members who decide to attend the induction. He also hinted that, since Guns were announced as inductees, he’d worked with Hall officials to find an appropriate solution to the very real problem of who would be inducted under the name of Guns N’ Roses, hoping to avoid “a complicated or awkward situation.”

But, apparently, no solution could be reached.

“I feel we’ve been polite, courteous and open to an amicable solution in our efforts to work something out,” Rose wrote. “Taking into consideration the history of Guns N’ Roses, those who plan to attend, along with those the Hall — for reasons of their own — have chosen to include in ‘our’ induction … and how those involved with the Hall have handled things … [it] doesn’t appear to be somewhere I’m actually wanted or respected.”

A spokesperson for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment by press time.

Rose also used his open letter to (once again) put to rest any and all speculation of burying the hatchet with former members — like guitarist Slash or drummer Steven Adler, to name a few — and launching a full-scale reunion tour, writing:

“Time to move on. People get divorced. Life doesn’t owe you our own personal happy ending, especially at another’s — or, in this case, several others’ — expense,” he wrote. “Maybe we can get the ‘no show, grandstanding, publicity stunt, disrespectful, he-doesn’t-care-about-the-fans crap out of the way … no one’s taking the ball and going home. … From my perspective, in regard to both the Hall and a reunion, the ball’s never been in our court.

“In closing, regardless of this decision and as hard to believe or ironic as it may seem, I’d like to sincerely thank the [Rock Hall] board for their nomination and their votes for Guns’ induction,” he added. “More importantly, I’d like to thank the fans for being there over the years, making any success we’ve had possible and for enjoying and supporting Guns N’ Roses’ music. I wish the Hall a great show, congratulations to all the other artists being inducted, and to our fans, we look forward to seeing you on tour!”

via Axl Rose Turns Down Guns N’ Roses Rock Hall Induction – Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV.

Rock Kulture’s “Sobe Rock Invasion” Review

Rock Kulture’s “Sobe Rock Invasion” Review

By: Nando Tats

Twas just another night in Miami Beach, FL. Skanky outfits, extra small v-necks, shitty house music,overly priced tattoo parlors… Ahhhh, the glamour on Washington Avenue was flowing, and douche bags were flaunting their parents’ Beemers to the best of their ability.Upon arriving at Jazid at around 10pm, I was greeted by Rock Kulture’s Natalya and Alex. They were very courteous and helped each band finding their whereabouts. As musicians, our attention spam works a little something like this: “Can I park here? Can you watch my instruments? Is the bar open? Is that homeless guy, or is he in a band? Do they serve Ceviche here?”. At least that’s how my attention works…

The line-up for the night was as follows: Urban Rebel (Funk Deliciousness), BrandNamePunk (Pop/Punk Warriors), Dear Darling (Rock/Experimental Sweetness), Unmaskd (Rock / Alternative Sick Vocalistas), The Deadly Blank (Rock/Alternative Rawness), and The Nude Cap (Rock/Surf Drunken Good Time). The recipe was perfect; it was just what the live local music doctor had ordered.The crowd was settling in, and Jazid was becoming smaller and smaller. Drinks were flowing, cigarettes were being lit up and the mood was just right.

First up: “Unmaskd” – these dudes had their harmonies down to a science! The lead singer (Ju Rodriguez) looks like he could beat you to a pulp (which he probably could), but this dude had the most angelic voice. I hadn’t seen them before; however I was very impressed by what I heard. Their lyrics were uplifting, and the music… the music was heavy boy! HEAVY!

Second on the bill: “Dear Darling” – I immediately fell in love with their lead singer (Dama Vicke)… sweet Indie/Experimental melodies with a twist of sexy. The whole band dripped in sexiness. The progressions were tight, and the crowd was feeling it. Maybe I’m wrong, but I heard Pink Floyd meets Bjork. Am I wrong? Catch them live and prove me wrong. I’ve been a fan of Dama since the Huma Rojo days, and she never disappoints.

Third band on the bill: “The Deadly Blank” – or as the band likes to describe itself “Vintage rock with a modern roll”. That is actually a very accurate description. Think The Raconteurs meets Wolfmother.Think true rock-n-roll, think, think, think. Catch them live and prove me wrong.

Fourth on bill: “The Nude Cap” (my band) – the band that refuses to see babies vomiting on moneys. I can personally attest that this band is about partying and having a good time. Why not? So we got on stage, and couldn’t see a fucking thing because of poor lighting, but mainly because we were trashed. Well, not all of us, but mainly me. All right, only me… So I put my guitar down, tucked in my vagina and rocked the fuck out of Jazid. We had fun, did you? Yes you did. We rule, the end.

Fifth on the bill: “Urban Rebel” – Trip 6, Lac, and E, blew the roof of Jazid! These guys (and lady) are no joke. Funk / Groove / Rock: think Primus nips RHCP in the butt, while fingering Rage Against the Machine. All was working in their favor. Great sound, lighting, stage presence, and a very VERY precise tight set! Their special guest David De La Fe (a.k.a Freak, a.k.a Gracious Nipples) did not disappoint either, making an appearance in a few of Urban Rebel’s tunes. David has been a musician for the best part of his life, and it shows. Their guitarist for the night (whose name I’ve seem to have forgotten)brought it all together with only a few rehearsals, but just as tight as the other members in the band.

Last, but not least on the bill: “BrandNamePunk” – Now, this is the sound and attitude you want booked on your shows. Not only are Ricky, Marjorie, and Andy great musicians, they’re also a fun loving bunch.Their precise “brand” (get it?) of Pop/Punk puts New Found Glory, Green Day, Blink 182 to shame!Check out a little video called “Hopes and Dreams” where BrandNamePunk kidnaps Kristen Stewart (Twi-twat), and make her their love slave. Highly recommend you catch them live!!
So, will you be attending the next Rock Kulture event? Will you pay more attention to the bands mentioned above? Will you like this review? Was any of this offensive? Do you want to make love to me? Tu quiere Taco Bell?

I wrote this in a hurry without a spell check… so bring on the grammar police. I’ll have all your corrections and complaints filed under me nutsack.

Sincerely,

Your Nude King.

– Nando Tats
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04.20.12 | Rammstein @ Bank Atlantic Center

Buy cheap Rammstein tickets for the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, FL. Rammstein will perform on Friday 4/20/2012.

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Rammstein Made in Germany 1995 – 2011 Tour requires a convoy of 20 trucks that carry pyro, flame throwers, bazookas and other ammo that could level a small country in two seconds flat. Rammstein first came to America in 1998, touring with a set list based on their Grammy-nominated breakthrough 2nd release, Sehnsucht, that featured “Du hast,” the song that brought the world’s attention to the group. During Rammstein’s 1998 Family Values tour, praise was high, as well as indignation: group members were jailed in the US on indecency charges due to the highly provocative live show.

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Virginia Key landmark Jimbo’s closes for good – Key Biscayne – MiamiHerald.com

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Jimbo’s Place, a landmark Virginia Key fish shack and watering hole that had fallen on hard times in recent years, was closed Monday by the city of Miami.

The closing came at the request of Gail Araujo, representing the owner, James “Jimbo” Luznar, the city said.

Araujo, Luznar’s daughter, asked the city to secure the site to keep the public out while the family removes mementos and belongings, the city said.

Jimbo’s lured visitors with its shrimp and affordable ice-cold beers since the early 1950s. Over the years it has served as a backdrop for movies and television shows from Flipper in the 1960s to Dexter today.

But its power was cut off after a December 2009 electrical fire. Jimbo’s remained open on generator power, and customers could still sit outside enjoying the shrimp, smoked fish and cheap beer that were the mainstays of Jimbo’s menu.

Araujo made the final decision to close Jimbo’s. She told The Miami Herald last week that stress related to the lack of improvements at the site had caused health issues for both her parents.

via Virginia Key landmark Jimbo’s closes for good – Key Biscayne – MiamiHerald.com.