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Favorite Incubus Song – Readers Poll

Facebook: Incubus Incubus  have generated hit after hit after hit since truly breaking out with 1999′s ‘Make Yourself’ album. In celebration of the band’s ‘Stellar’ career, we’re asking you to vote for your favorite Incubus song. We’ll take you all the way back to 1996 for some of their pre-fame favorites, offering up their first-ever single ‘Take Me to Your Leader’ from ‘Fungus Amongus’ as an option. There’s also ‘Familiar,’ their contribution to the ‘Spawn’ soundtrack, and ‘New Skin’ from the ‘S.C.I.E.N.C.E.’ album that also stand out from their early years. Perhaps your favorite comes form the ‘Make Yourself’ album, which spawned the singles ‘Pardon Me,’ ‘Stellar’ and ‘Drive.’ 2001′s ‘Morning View’ disc had its fair share of memorable songs as well, with ‘Wish You Were Here,’ ‘Nice to Know You,’ ‘Warning’ and ‘Are You In?’ deserving of attention. ‘A Crow Left of the Murder’ gave us ‘Megalomaniac’ and ‘Talk Shows on Mute,’ while the 2006 follow-up ‘Light Grenades’ has such standouts as ‘Anna Molly,’ ‘Dig,’ ‘Oil and Water’ and the reissue addition ‘Love Hurts.’ As for their most recent album, ‘If Not Now, When’ yielded the singles ‘Adolescents’ and ‘Promises Promises.’ To round out our list, we’ll also add the ‘Stealth’ soundtrack song ‘Make a Move’ and their ‘Monuments and Melodies’ hits collection addition ‘Black Heart Inertia.’ That makes an even 20 Incubus songs for fans to choose from. Let us know which was your favorite Incubus track in the poll below: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”” title=”Previous Readers Poll: Favorite Motley Crue Album” align=”center”]

Inverse Phase Discusses His 8-Bit Nine Inch Nails Tribute ‘Pretty Eight Machine’

Photo Credit: Marjorie Becker In June of last year, we wrote an article about an 8-bit re-imagining of the classic Nine Inch Nails album ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ created by an artist by the name of Inverse Phase. The post became a huge hit, and we were recently able to talk to Inverse Phase about the project. Inverse Phase actually began recording his ‘Pretty Eight Machine’ record with the help of donations via Kickstarter. He managed to raise enough money to bring the project to life, even receiving complimentary messages from Trent Reznor and Rob Sheridan. We wanted to know more about Inverse Phase and ‘Pretty Eight Machine,’ and he provided us with some intriguing answers. How did you come up with the idea of creating an 8-bit version of ‘Pretty Hate Machine’? The idea for Pretty Eight Machine came as a somewhat random idea … a few friends and I were at a convention, talking about how there had to be some Nine Inch Nails chiptunes out there. When I didn’t really find much of anything, I decided to write a few minutes of one and surprise them the next day. Upon playing it, they asked where I found it, told me it was really good, and … “coerced” me into doing more. Hahaha! So, I decided to arrange a few important chunks of the album to see if I could really pull it off, and when my friends and I listened to the results, we pretty much knew it had to happen. I didn’t have the money to do the licensing/etc on my own dime, so off to Kickstarter I went. How much money did you earn and how essential was this fundraising to the creation of ‘Pretty Eight Machine’? I raised about $3,600, and at this point ALL of it will have gone to licensing and materials…well, that and a laptop battery for my performance/composing laptop I use on the road. Kickstarter was really what encouraged me to finish the project. I actually got very little support from the NIN community (“You’re destroying my favorite music!” “Chiptunes suck!” “You mean you’re actually going to sell this?”). Surprisingly, I also got very little support from the general chiptune community, too (“Why NIN covers?” “Kickstarter? More like BEGSTARTER!” etc). The people that really ended up pushing the project to succeed on Kickstarter were, again, my friends, fans, and other acquaintances / supporters that didn’t hate my guts. If the Kickstarter hadn’t succeeded, even if I knew it would’ve gotten as much press as it did, I would’ve still done the album, but I probably would have had to back-burner the album a lot more than I already had. With my current ongoing contracts (I’m currently working on four game soundtracks) who knows when I would’ve gotten to it. How did you get Rob Sheridan’s permission to mimic his artwork? Getting a hold of Rob Sheridan … well, I got lucky. My art doesn’t actually use any NIN IP/trademarks/etc, but I just wanted to do the nice thing and get in touch. I’m a fan, not an a–hole. So I sent an email to him detailing what I wanted to do and a rough draft of the artwork, and then pinged him on Twitter once or twice to let him know. He just replied on twitter and said, “Yeah, absolutely.” Super nice guy. Married now, too! You mention on your Bandcamp page that you hope that Trent Reznor and Rob Sheridan would enjoy the project. Have you gotten any feedback from either of them?  So, when I was making my initial contacts towards the beginning of the project, my contact at Rebel Waltz said he would love a few copies of the CD when it was finished, and he said he’d get a CD out to Rob, Trent, et al. Then the album came out. I actually didn’t know what Trent or Rob thought. Even when Rob very kindly tweeted out the album at first, it was very matter-of-fact, and I wasn’t sure what to make of it. I guess he wanted everyone to decide for themselves. But since then, I’ve heard from both of them! Again, Rob’s pretty active on Twitter, so I caught him at the right time, and he mentioned that he enjoyed it (I sent him a download code). Through crosstalk from The NIN Hotline we also found out he’d pick it up on vinyl if it ever became available. Chiptunes on vinyl is kind of an amusing thought though, since it’s digitally created. So, the same arguments made FOR vinyl actually work against me. I had pretty much given up hope hearing from Trent, but about a month after the album came out, he sent me this incredibly down-to-earth email. He had just gotten out of working on some stuff in the studio and had really nice things to say; my jaw is basically permanently ajar. Seriously brought some amazing closure to an already fantastic release. You also mentioned that ‘Pretty Eight Machine’ was produced during a turbulent time in your life. Would you mind telling us about what was going on at the time? Sure. Before the Kickstarter, I stepped back from a major part of my life: doing volunteer work for a large video game party/rock concert called MAGFest , and then shortly thereafter I lost my day job due to some major layoffs. Granted, this was the kick in the ass I needed to say, “Okay, maybe I can go full-time with music,” but then, after the Kickstarter succeeded and completely unrelated to all of that, I had some personal issues which led to a bit of an emotional breakdown. Oh, and there was that earthquake in Virginia while I was away from home, and my water heater at my house exploded. I just felt really trapped by a lot of situations that all hit me at once. So, I ended up moving myself to another state, it took like four months, and I left some close friends behind in the process. All of this was of course happening while working on ‘Pretty Eight Machine,’ which was already well-behind deadline, not to mention I had my other game music deadlines to meet. It was a rough patch for sure. Stream ‘Pretty Eight Machine’ in the player below and check out Inverse Phase on Facebook and Twitter . To buy a copy of the album, click here . Listen to ‘Pretty Eight Machine’ ?

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Rants on Chemtrails + Accuses CNN of Not Getting Facts Right

Kevin Winter, Getty Images Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has once again taken to his computer keyboard to share his beliefs with all who will listen. The subjects of Mustaine’s many posts via social media platforms have been both diverse and controversial, and this time, Mustaine has been talking to his fans about “chemtrails.” The theory of chemtrails is a belief that our world is being sprayed with various chemicals via aircraft for unknown reasons. However, one theory is that these chemtrails are being used to affect our climate. We’ve all seen the white trails that airplanes can leave behind while in-flight; these lines have been dubbed called “contrails” by aircraft specialists. It is universally agreed within the scientific community that contrails are most often made of water, triggered by the water vapor in the exhaust of an aircraft engine. Despite scientific consensus, there is still a contingent of people that believe these aircrafts are spraying chemicals such as aluminum oxide and barium salts into our atmosphere. Mustaine addressed his chemtrails belief in a set of tweets on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, respectively: Shame on the pilots spraying the grid lines in the once beautiful skies of San Diego. Shame, shame, shame! — Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) January 5, 2013 It’s aluminum oxides & barium salts. They know what their cargo is. Only a fool or an accomplice would argue the unarguable. #chemtrails — Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) January 6, 2013 Mustaine also recently used his Twitter page to blast an CNN article posted on Jan. 4, detailing the Megadeth frontman’s tiff with Men’s Wearhouse . The CNN writer ended his piece by stating, “Mustaine still holds a grudge against the more successful Metallica .” The shredder tweeted: Get yer facts right @ cnn ! I don’t still have a grudge w/Metallica, but I do w/you now. Guess ya missed the Big 4 tour?… — Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) January 7, 2013 Do you think Mustaine’s opinions on chemtrails have merit or are they based in an unfounded conspiracy theory? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. [button href=”” title=”New Tarantula Species Named After Dave Mustaine” align=”center”]

The Used Headline 2013 Take Action Tour + Announce ‘Vulnerable II’ Re-Release

Matthew Simmons, Getty Images The Used will head up the 2013 Take Action Tour, and they’ll be squeezing a little extra life out of their ‘Vulnerable’ album by re-releasing it as a two-disc effort titled ‘Vulnerable II’ that coincides with the run. The Used will welcome We Came As Romans , Crown the Empire, and Mindflow for the tour, which launches Jan. 11 at the Las Vegas House of Blues. Like past Take Action treks, the tour has a charitable association. This year, proceeds from the trek will be directed to the It Gets Better Project, created to provide youths in the LGBT community with a positive outlook by showing the potential of what can happen by surviving the often difficult teen years. Ten percent of each ticket sold will be donated to It Gets Better and the annual charitable sponsor, Sub City. Tickets are on sale at the Take Action website . The Used’s Bert McCracken and Jeph Howard have created an “It Gets Better” video to help support the cause. The promo can be seen below. “It’s our privilege to work with such a lovely charity that does so much good in this confusing world,” says McCracken. “Pease check out and we’ll see you at the Take Action Tour.” In addition, Hopeless Records will partner with Sub City to offer the ‘Take Action Compilation, Vol. 11,” which features tracks from The Used, Bad Religion, AWOLNATION, Falling in Reverse , Whitechapel and more. As with the tour, a portion of the proceeds from sale of the two-disc set will go to It Gets Better. As for The Used’s ‘Vulnerable II’ re-release, the album has now expanded to a two-disc set, with the second disc offering multiple remixes and acoustic versions of tracks from the original effort. It’s due in stores Jan. 22, and can be pre-ordered here . Watch The Used’s Bert McCracken and Jeph Howard’s “It Gets Better” Spot 2013 Take Action Tour Dates: 1/11 — Las Vegas, Nev. — House of Blues 1/12 — Salt Lake City, Utah — In The Venue 1/14 — Denver, Colo. — Summit 1/16 — Kansas City, Mo. — The Beaumont 1/17 — Minneapolis, Minn. — First Avenue 1/19 — Milwaukee, Wis. — The Rave 1/20 — Indianapolis, Ind. — Egyptian Room 1/22 — St. Louis, Mo. — The Pageant 1/23 — Chicago, Ill. — House of Blues 1/25 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Stage AE 1/26 — Rochester, N.Y. — Water Street Music Hall 1/28 — Washington, D.C. — 9:30 Club 1/29 — Boston, Mass. — House of Blues 1/30 — Sayreville, N.J. — Starland Ballroom 2/1 — Hartford, Ct. — Webster Theatre 2/2 — Atlantic City, N.J. — House of Blues 2/4 — Atlanta, Ga. — Tabernacle 2/5 — Tampa, Fla. — Ritz Ybor 2/7 — Asheville, N.C. — Orange Peel 2/8 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Bogart’s 2/10 — Detroit, Mich. — Fillmore 2/11 — Cleveland, Ohio — House of Blues 2/13 — Tulsa, Okla. — Cain’s Ballroom 2/14 — Houston, Texas — House of Blues 2/16 — Austin, Texas — Emo’s East 2/17 — Dallas, Texas — House of Blues 2/19 — San Antonio, Texas — Backstage Live 2/20 — El Paso, Texas — Tricky Falls 2/22 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Sunshine Theatre 2/24 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Marquee Theatre 2/26 — San Francisco, Calif. — The Fillmore 2/27 — San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues 3/1 — Los Angeles, Calif. — The Wiltern The Used ‘Vulnerable II’ Track Listing Disc One 1. ‘Come Alive’ 2. ‘This Fire’ 3. ‘Hands and Faces’ 4. ‘Put Me Out’ 5. ‘Shine’ 6. ‘Now That You’re Dead’ 7. ‘Give Me Love’ 8. ‘Moving On’ 9. ‘Getting Over You’ 10. ‘Kiss It Goodbye’ / ‘Kinda Hectic’ (Interlude) 11. ‘Hurt No One’ 12. ‘Together Burning Bright’ Disc Two 1. ‘Surrender’ 2. ‘The Lonely’ 3. ‘Machine’ 4. ‘Disaster’ 5. ‘I Come Alive (Revolvr and Danny Mihai Remix) 6. ‘Hands and Faces’ (Bobby Alt Remix) 7. ‘Put Me Out’ (Kraddy Remix) 8. ‘I Come Alive’ (acoustic) 9. ‘Put Me Out’ (acoustic) 10. ‘Together Burning Bright’ (acoustic) [button href=”” title=”Next: The Used Discuss ‘Vulnerable’ Album” align=”center”]

Jack Osbourne Reveals Detailed Account of Aiding a Drowning Woman in Hawaii

? Ethan Miller, Getty Images Jack Osbourne ’s honeymoon in Hawaii recently turned into a rescue mission when he and his friend were called upon to help a woman who was drowning. Osbourne recently opened up about the incident on his Facebook page, filling in all the details. “On Oct. 8, I was approached by a family member telling me he had just seen a woman being pulled out of the water who’d drowned. I grabbed my friend Tyler who was a former Army operator and went to see if we could be of assistance,” Jack starts off. “In case you are not aware, I was a police reserve for 5 years and have had a lot of training in CPR and as a first responder. I am not an EMT or paramedic, but I have assisted in resuscitating individuals in the past.” That training would come in handy as Osbourne and his friend descended on the woman needing help. “When Tyler and I arrived on the scene, the woman was not conscious and had approximately five people assisting in an attempt to resuscitate her,” Osbourne explained. “A neurosurgeon from Japan had taken charge in trying to manage the chaos though she did not speak much English. The woman had a J-tube in her airway, and the defibrillator had already been used. Two women were assisting in chest compressions, and another was operating the Ambu bag.” From there the woman was transported from the beach on a spine board on a cart and Osbourne, his friend, and another good Samaritan rode with her to the front of the hotel and continued administering CPR along the way. The EMTs arrived minutes later and Osbourne delivered the woman into their capable hands. In response to what Osbourne referred to as some “oddly hostile and rather rude” comments made about him regarding the situation, Osbourne made it clear that he wasn’t claiming to be a hero of any kind, just helping someone in need. “As soon as the EMT’s arrived, I backed away and let them take over,” Osbourne recounts. “I never said I was the sole contributor in the rescue. In fact, I haven’t said anything at all. The last thing I want to do is take all of the credit when in fact there were a few people who helped save her life.” The good news is, the woman seems to be on the mend. “From what I’ve heard, she’s doing better and is now awake. I hope she has a speedy recovery,” Osbourne concluded. Osbourne’s full statement regarding the situation can be read on his Facebook page here . [button href=”Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Osbourne Marries Lisa Stelly in Hawaii” title=”Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Osbourne Marries Lisa Stelly in Hawaii” align=”center”]

Rise Against Joined Onstage by Tom Morello + Members of Gaslight Anthem and MC5 in Anaheim

Trixie Textor / Ethan Miller / Ian Gavan, Getty Images Rise Against got a little help from a couple of friends for a star-studded rendition of the Bruce Springsteen  song ’The Ghost of Tom Joad’ in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday night (Sept. 29). Tom Morello , who has spent a good portion of the summer turning up at Springsteen concerts to perform his guitar mastery on the track, was one of the guests. Morello’s band, Rage Against the Machine , also recorded their own version of the song. Morello and Rise Against vocalist Tim McIlrath have found a lot of common musical and political ground in recent years. Rise Against played Rage Against the Machine’s L.A. Rising event last year, and both musicians have spent plenty of time rallying on behalf of unions at events in Wisconsin and immigrant rights in Arizona . Morello and McIlrath also recently appeared on Occupy movement theme song ‘ We Are the 99 Percent .’ Also joining in for the powerful performance were Gaslight Anthem singer Brian Fallon and MC5 ‘s Wayne Kramer. Gaslight Anthem has spent a fair amount of time touring with Rise Against this year, and are currently opening the band’s North American trek along with Hot Water Music . There are a handful of North American dates left this month before the band heads to South America in November for three shows. [button href=”” title=”Next: Rise Against: Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs” align=”center”] Rise Against, Tom Morello + More Perform ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’

Iron Maiden, Slayer, Slipknot Members + More Rock Marshall’s ’50 Years of Loud’ Event

Marshall Over the weekend, the lineage of Marshall Amps, as well as its last founder, Jim Marshall, was celebrated at the ‘Marshall: 50 Years of Loud’ event. Held at Wembley Arena in London, ’50 Years of Loud’ showcased an unparalleled lineup of musicians, all known for their electric acts. Members of Iron Maiden , Slayer , Motorhead , Judas Priest , Deep Purple , Slipknot , Black Label Society , along with guitar masters Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani paid their respects to Marshall by performing an incredible collection of rock masterpieces. With musicians constantly interchanging throughout the night, songs such as Iron Maiden’s ‘Flight of Icarus,’ Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades,’ Pantera’s ‘Mouth For War,’ along with various Black Sabbath and Judas Priest songs were unleashed by the slew of rock and metal legends. Check out this fan-filmed footage of Judas Priest’s ‘Living After Midnight’ (featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens on vocals) and Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water,’ along with the full ’50 Years of Loud’ setlist below. Judas Priest’s ‘Living After Midnight Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ Full ’50 Years of Loud’ Setlist with Musicians 01. Instrumental Jam * Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George?* Brian Tichy?* Adam Wakeman 02. Lil’ Devil (THE CULT cover) * Corey Taylor?* Billy Duffy?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George?* Brian Tichy 03. Heaven And Hell (BLACK SABBATH cover) * Tim “Ripper” Owens?* Doug Aldrich?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George?* Brian Tichy?* Adam Wakeman 04. Slide It In (WHITESNAKE cover) * Tim “Ripper” Owens?* Doug Aldrich?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George?* Brian Tichy?* Adam Wakeman 05. Flight Of Icarus (IRON MAIDEN cover) * Tim “Ripper” Owens?* Doug Aldrich?* Nicko McBrain?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George 06. Living After Midnight (JUDAS PRIEST cover) * Tim “Ripper” Owens?* Doug Aldrich?* Nicko McBrain?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George?* Corey Taylor?* Nick Bowcott 07. Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ TOP cover) * Paul Gilbert?* Mike Portnoy?* Eli Gilbert?* Jaz Lochrie 08. Manic Depression (JIMI HENDRIX cover) * Paul Gilbert?* Mike Portnoy?* Eli Gilbert?* Jaz Lochrie 09. Rocky Mountain Way (JOE WALSH cover) * Paul Gilbert?* Mike Portnoy?* Eli Gilbert?* Jaz Lochrie 10. Still In Love With You (THIN LIZZY cover) * Corey Taylor?* Phil Campbell?* Jaz Lochrie?* Brian Tichy?* Tyler Campbell 11. Ace Of Spades (MOTÖRHEAD cover) * Corey Taylor?* Phil Campbell?* Jaz Lochrie?* Brian Tichy?* Kerry King 12. Mouth For War (PANTERA cover) * Kerry King?* Nick Bowcott?* Jaz Lochrie?* Brian Tichy?* Corey Taylor 13. Hell Bent For Leather (JUDAS PRIEST cover) * Kerry King?* Nick Bowcott?* Jaz Lochrie?* Brian Tichy?* Tim “Ripper” Owens 14. Fairies Wear Boots (BLACK SABBATH cover) * Zakk Wylde?* Kerry King?* Jaz Lochrie?* Brian Tichy 15. Into The Void (BLACK SABBATH cover) * Zakk Wylde?* Nick Bowcott?* Jaz Lochrie?* Brian Tichy 16. Stillborn (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) * Zakk Wylde?* Nick Bowcott?* Jaz Lochrie?* Brian Tichy 17. Baroque And Roll * Yngwie Malmsteen?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George?* Brian Tichy?* Adam Wakeman 18. Evil Eye * Yngwie Malmsteen?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George?* Brian Tichy?* Adam Wakeman 19. Guitar Solo 20. Far Beyond The Sun * Yngwie Malmsteen?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George?* Brian Tichy?* Adam Wakeman 21. Satch Boogie * Joe Satriani?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George?* Brian Tichy 22. Always With Me, Always With You * Joe Satriani?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George?* Brian Tichy 23. Goin’ Down (FREDDIE KING cover) * Joe Satriani?* Paul Gilbert?* Nicko McBrain?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George 24. Black Country (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) * Glenn Hughes?* Søren Andersen?* Brian Tichy?* Adam Wakeman 25. Soul Mover * Glenn Hughes?* Søren Andersen?* Brian Tichy?* Adam Wakeman 26. Mr. Big (FREE cover) * Glenn Hughes?* Søren Andersen?* Brian Tichy?* Adam Wakeman?* Andy Fraser 27. Mistreated (DEEP PURPLE cover) / Rock Me Baby (B.B. KING cover) * Glenn Hughes?* Søren Andersen?* Brian Tichy?* Adam Wakeman?* Yngwie Malmsteen 28. Smoke On The Water (DEEP PURPLE cover) * Glenn Hughes?* Tim “Ripper” Owens?* Joe Satriani?* Yngwie Malmsteen?* Phil Campbell?* Paul Gilbert?* Doug Aldrich?* Søren Andersen?* Nicko McBrain?* Tobi Earnshaw?* Jaz Lochrie?* Chris George?* Brian Tichy?* Adam Wakeman

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