Posts Tagged ‘community’

Randy Blythe ‘Disgusted’ by Audience Behavior During Moment of Silence at Lamb of God Show

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Lamb of God  vocalist  Randy Blythe ‘s decision to take a moment to honor those lost Friday in the tragic  Connecticut school shootings did not meet with the reaction he expected, and the rocker turned to his Instagram account to voice his disgust. Blythe reports via his Instagram account that during Lamb of God’s performance Friday night in Medford, Oregon, not everyone in the crowd complied with his request for a 60 second moment of silence, which led to his outrage. He wrote, “I have never been more disgusted with an audience in my life. I wish we hadn’t played. We, Lamb of God, asked for 60 seconds of silence during our first set break to honor the dead children and teachers in Connecticut. It seemed appropriate — it’s a g–damned national tragedy. Most of the crowd complied, but several didn’t, some cursing and even laughing. I wanted to walk off stage. I am so disgusted right now.” He continued, “If you were one of those who wouldn’t shut up for 60 lousy second to honor 20 murdered children, go look in the mirror. You are looking at a piece of s—. Your parents are obviously pieces of s— too, because they raised you to behave with no dignity. To the fans who were respectful, I thank you. I am also sorry you have so many g–damned a–holes in your community. You should do something about that. This s— would not have happened at a Lamb of God show where I live and that is a fact. We have more manners. I am just disgusted — thoroughly disgusted. You yelling people give metal a band name. Screw that. You give humanity a bad name. Grow up. Your parents should have beaten some manners into you, you savage little beasts.” Blythe concluded, “I will go to bed, say a prayer for those suffering, and hope for a better day tomorrow, because tonight sucked.” [button href=”” title=”Next: Rockers React to the Connecticut School Shootings” align=”center”]

Eddie Vedder + Dave Grohl Join 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Show at Madison Square Garden

Samir Hussein / Theo Wargo, Getty Images Rockers are getting into the giving spirit and generously donating their time to victims of October’s devastating Superstorm Sandy. Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder  and  Foo Fighters  frontman  Dave Grohl , as well as Bon Jovi, have been added to the lineup for the 12-12-12 concert, which will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund’s efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The one-night-only show will take place at Madison Square Garden, the “World’s Most Famous Arena,” in New York City on Dec. 12. Grohl and Vedder join a spectacular lineup that includes previously announced performers like Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, the Who, Roger Waters, Alicia Keys and more. Even more artists will be announced for this multi-genre bill, which features rock, pop and hip-hop acts. Tickets go onsale on Monday, Dec. 3, at 12PM ET. The 12-12-12 show is helping the community and the nation come together to provide support to the Tri-State area, which was battered and bruised by the storm’s winds, rain and power. [button href=”” title=”Next: 10 Best Grunge Bands” align=”center”]

All That Remains Raise Military Morale During Marine Corps Base Visit

Razor & Tie All That Remains are major fans of America’s servicemen and women, and, as they discovered during a trip to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, the love and respect coming back at them from the troops was definitely mutual. According to the Camp Lejeune Globe , the band recently dropped by to share their respect for the community, families, and service members of base. Singer Phil Labonte says, “It’s cool to be able to do something like this and give back to the Marines.” Labonte himself was briefly a part of the Marine Corps as a mortar trainee before medical issues forced him out, but the rocker’s wife has served three deployments. He says, “I don’t rate. There are Marines out there who have done some real things. My wife is a Marine. She has deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan once. She’s done all the real stuff. I don’t count.” “The military is voluntary,” says Labonte. “It makes the commitment more valuable. We were at war for the past 10 years. People don’t join just for college anymore. [Service members] definitely have my support.” The band recently released the new single ‘ Stand Up ,’ which has already become a favorite amongst service members. Cpl. Eric Mascio stated, “This is what I workout to everyday. On deployments, we listen to it all the time. It’s the same music as our mentality. The military is a big fan base for metal bands.” Melissa Patterson praised Labonte for his dedication to the military, adding, “It’s awesome he’s a former Marine. As the saying goes, ‘Once a Marine, always a Marine.’ He’s keeping it real and bringing it back to the men and women he served with. He hasn’t gotten too big for the Marines.” The group staged a meet-and-greet during lunch hours, with many of those in attendance bringing guitars, posters and uniform caps for the band members to sign. [button href=”” title=”Next: Phil Labonte Discusses the Military” align=”center”] ?

Controversial Las Vegas Guns N’ Roses Posters Removed

Guns N’ Roses  are currently in the midst of their 12-show ‘Appetite for Democracy’ residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, but posters promoting the shows have been at the center of controversy. Those posters, which are based on the banned original album cover for ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ and show a woman who appears to have been sexually assaulted, have now been taken down. The artwork (seen to the left), which in addition to being on posters, was also used in newspaper ads, billboards, buses and taxis. It drew criticism for depicting violence against women. “This type of advertising is simply unacceptable,” Hannah Brook, executive director for The Rape Crisis Center told the Las Vegas Review Journal . “Not only for just the victims and the message of violence it brings, but also for the community in general. This is not the type of message we want to portray to tourists that are coming to our city. We want them to know it’s a safe place to come, and by putting a message out there with Las Vegas above it is concerning.” In honor of the band’s residency, the city of Las Vegas also temporarily renamed Paradise Road, which runs next to the Hard Rock Hotel, to Paradise City Road. Clark County commissioner Mary Beth Scow tells the Las Vegas Sun she regrets the county’s decision. “I hadn’t seen the advertising before the media event. It’s clearly inappropriate. Maybe it’s the risk of doing business with a rock band, but I guess we’ll have some remorse over this decision. It’s a lesson learned.” The Hard Rock Hotel has apologized for the artwork, issuing a statement Friday which reads, “Hard Rock Hotel & Casino regrets that the Guns N’ Roses advertising for their current shows has offended any member of the community. The resort has decided to further modify the art and began the process of changing the materials.” The GN’R residency in Las Vegas runs until Nov. 24. Read a recap of the opening night performance by clicking below: [button href=”” title=”next: Guns N’ Roses Kick Off Las Vegas Residency” align=”center”]