It's a question that has been asked for as long as the cookie has existed. Do you like the cookie or the filling in an Oreo Cookie? Much time and delicious cookie parts have been wasted finding the answer. But now the debate has inspired the creation of a violent cream hating device invented by a maniacal chocolate cookie fanatic. The video below features footage of David Neevel and his Oreo Separator Machine. Neevel claims to be a "Physicist and Copywriter" but is most likely just a Chocolate addict with a warped mind.(or most likely an actor hired by the makers of Oreos)
What's next? A device to suck the fig filling out of Fig Newtons?
Tool have announced a new release! Well..not a "new" music release. They will be releasing a 21st Anniversary Edition of their 1992 EP Opiate on March 26. Here's the official word from the band:
“The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with TOOL on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.
The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics and included bonus items which include a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from the 10,000 Days packaging.
The packages will only be available via TOOL‘s website (www.toolband.com) on Mar. 26 and there will be no pre-orders. A limit of three packages from each of the 5 x 1,000 versions will be in place. More details to be announced soon.”
Much like anything Tool does, it's surrounded in mystery. Will it be vinyl, CD, surround sound DVD, or maybe Tool will revive the 8 track? At least we can use those Stereoscopic glasses that came with 10,000 Days. That was brilliant packaging. I hope there are more extras included as far as music and video are concerned. I would like to see or hear more live performance. I would also like to see a "Song Remains The Same" type of montage interpreting each band members personality. That could either be hilarious or disturbing.
I'm excited about this but: 1. I already have Opiate. 2. How about that new music they were talking about a few weeks ago?
It looks like 2013 is going to be a GREAT year for music!
Volbeat has a new album coming out on April 9th called "Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies". We should have a new song from them any minute!
NIN announced via Twitter today that they are "back"! Trent Reznor released a statement saying:
"Nine Inch Nails are touring this year. I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.
The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014. Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon. -TR
I cannot wait for NIN to come back to Boston... But, in the mean time... Trent will be in town with his other project "How To Destroy Angels" on April 27 at the House of Blues. Click here for ticket info!
And finally, Rob Zombie has a new album coming out on April 23rd called "Venemous Rat Regeneration Vendor". The first single is called "Dead City Radio" and you can hear it by clicking HERE!
Here's your first video taste of Device, the new project featuring Dave Draiman from Disturbed. The self-titled album will be out on April 9. The band also features former Filter member Geno Lenardo. Get more details at Mistress Carrie's Music Director's Blog.
This is Lisa Dutton and Kevin Stansfield, Saskatoon's #1 Morning News Team. They are friendly, informative, and educational. Check out this clip of Lisa Dutton giving a tip to new Moms. Boy, she sure knows her stuff. Obviously she has done this many times before. Scott has that look of wonder one gets when they learn something new and exciting! Check out the video.
Something tells me she was either sending a signal to someone or just trying to freak out her co-host. Either way, it's pretty hot. Especially with that Canadian accent dontcha know.
Black Sabbath have released some footage of the band working on their upcoming new album 13, which is due in June. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler are shown working with Rage Against The Machine Drummer Brad Wilk. Last month in an interview Butler said Wilk would not be joining them on tour because of his commitments to Rage. This, of course led to speculation that there would be a new Rage Against The Machine album or tour as well. Still really can't consider this a reunion without Bill Ward behind the drums but still Looking forward to it.
As long as there are no “cosmic abnormalities”, then the 2012DA14 asteroid will barely miss a collision with our planet tomorrow. The asteroid will come within a mere 17,000 miles of Earth, missing a catastrophic collision by about 14 minutes. Of course, you know that I’m full of irrational fears, so I’m not taking this lightly. Hence:
THINGS TO DO BEFORE THE 2012DA14 Asteroid OBLITERATES OUR PLANET TOMMOROW
1. Check Homeland security website for “list of things to do in the event of a molten hot asteroid collision with Earth”
2. Lose the 10lbs from the New Year’s Resolution
3. Watch every episode of “The Kardashians” to see what I’ve been missing.
4. Purchase expensive Valentine’s gift for Mrs. Hill on lay-away
5. Download the “temperature at which skin blisters” app
6. Stock up on dip
7. Tell Kate Upton that I love her, and that I have always loved her
8. Convert to Scientology
9. Buy Zombie Appocalypse emergency preparedness kit
10. Set up asteroid damage tour with Lt. Governor Tim Murray for Saturday
So, that’s what I’m doing today. How about you? What will you spend your final moments before we burst into dust doing? What’s on your list? And don’t bother to tell me that this blog is a Hill-man jinx situation. I’ve already considered that and it’s terrifying.
Anthrax will be releasing an EP of covers on March 19 called Anthems, a tribute to some of the classic rock tunes beloved by the band. It includes a cover of "Anthem" by the Greatest Band In North America, RUSH, which you can hear below. Guitarist Scott Ian said in Billboard Magazine it was fun because, " a lot of those [songs] aren't, I guess, normal for us or like so much of our repertoire — although they are because they're songs we all knew."
I think they did a great job. It takes huge balls to cover Rush, but we all know Anthrax has those. Can't wait to hear their version of Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak"! What do you think?
Ian said the song choice is from songs the band has jammed on for fun for years, "Because you really don't wanna have to work too hard on these things, although the RUSH song is a bit of a bitch; I can't say that's an easy one. But it's a song we all know and we're all familiar with, so then, of course, you take on the challenge of just really trying to nail it and do it justice."
In other Anthrax news local guy Jon Donais from Shadows Fall will play guitar for Anthrax on their upcoming tour filling in for departed guitarist Rob Caggiano who has joined Volbeat.
Lzzy Hale from Halestorm is riding high right now! The band just won their first Grammy on Sunday Night for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. Unfortunately for all of us, they don't televise this award anymore... The Grammy's are probably still hurting from the "Jethro Tull incident"...
Lzzy called me today, and I couldn't wait to hear what the entire experience was like for her and the band...
Now you have the chance to write music and instantly pop it on your turntable. Well..if you like Electronic Music. This is the Dyskograf:
Unfortunately, the Dyskograf is not for sale..yet. It is a project from the art collective AVOKA. The markings on the disc are read by a camera and translated into sound. You can create an electronic musical odyssey with just a magic marker. I am in no way a tech expert so you'll have to read their explanation here. AVOKA says this form of creating music gives "room for accidents in numeric creation, accidents that offer creativity." I think it's amazing and after a few Bong Hits can be hours of fun.
Is it bad that the first thing I thought of was what would the sound of a drawn penis sound like?