Tag: Frank Zappa

WestFest 8: Win an Epiphone “Thunderhorse” Explorer or Gallien-Krueger MB 500 Lightweight Bass Amp

This year’s Wesfest 8 line-up features the live debut of headliner Brendon Small’s Galaktikon! MetalInsider.net is giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky winner for this once-in-a-lifetime event! All you have to do is head to this link and leave a comment telling MetalInsider.net why You deserve to win. The site will pick …

FRANK ZAPPA’s Entire Original Catalog Available on iTunes August 14th

For the first time ever, the entire original (from the Barking Pumpkin label) catalog of the music of legendary American composer Frank Zappa will be available–legally and as authorized by the Zappa Family Trust –on iTunes.  Sixty masters (comprising 56 albums) in the deal between the Zappa Family Trust and Universal Music Enterprises are now available through iTunes. The August 14 iTunes roll-out follows the physical …

FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION Exclusive CD’s Available

It was 40 years ago yesterday, October 11, 1971, that Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention performed two full-length shows at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Gail Zappa, Frank’s wife, has put this together and will be offering 4 CD’s that is available now for the first time since the performances.  The band consisted of …

At The Galaxy Theatre: THE TUBES & JOEY BELLADONNA

THE TUBES June 10, 2011 8:00 P.M.  –  $25.00 The Tubes will go down in the rock history books as one of the most exciting, in-your-face tight-knit group of musicians who epitomised the hilarity of popular American culture by making it into a the ultimate rock’n’roll extravaganza. Their live shows involved mock bondage rituals, simulated …

Primus Drummer Jay Lane Endorses Hammerax Cymbals

Hammerax has entered into an agreement with drummer Jay Lane to endorse Hammerax cymbals and percussion. “We’re really excited to have Jay on board,” says Hammerax president John Stannard. “His extraordinary style and technique will make a great addition to our team.” Primus embarked on an extensive tour beginning in 2010. They are currently in …

Fleshwrought – Navene Kopperweis (all instruments)

FLESHWROUGHT is a new two-man technical death metal band consisting of Navene Kopperweis (ANIMOSITY, ANIMALS AS LEADERS) and Jonny Davy (JOB FOR A COWBOY). Signed to Metal Blade Records, their debut full-length release, Dementia/Dyslexia, is an onslaught of pummeling death metal mixed with electronic, progressive and experimental styles of music. Kopperweis is the mastermind and …

Black Sabbath – Paranoid DVD

Eagle Rock Entertainment just released Classic Albums: Black Sabbath – Paranoid DVD, part of their award-winning Classic Albums DVD series. The DVD honors the album’s 40 year anniversary by uncovering the story of the making of Sabbath’s classic second album Paranoid. It’s also the first time a Classic Album title in the series is released …

The True Origin of the Devil’s Horn’s!

The corna (Italian for horns), also mano cornuta (horned hand) or simply the devil horns is a hand gesture with a vulgar meaning in Mediterranean countries and a variety of meanings and uses in other cultures. Its origins can be traced to Ancient Greece. It is realized by extending the index and little fingers while …

Mike Keneally Band & Bryan Beller Band Set To Launch Northeast Tour In Early May

Musician in Frank Zappa’s last touring band and Dethklok hits the road NEW YORK, NY (March 17, 2010) – World-renowned virtuoso guitarist and multi-instrumentalist / composer Mike Keneally is set to launch his first full-band tour in nearly five years, bringing his ever-evolving, remarkably inventive musical vision to the Northeast US in early May for …

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