Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Video Highlight- Jam Master Jay & Grandmaster Flash Performances

Today marks ten years since the death of the legendary DJ Jason Mizell a.k.a, Jam Master Jay.
This video features performances from both JMJ and fellow DJ Grandmaster Flash on MTV (when it wasn't just pregnant 16 year olds). I'm not sure exactly what year this video was filmed in, but I'm assuming that it's from somwhere between the mid 80's and the mid 90's.
Enjoy the video and RIP to Jam Master Jay!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Iron Maiden picture disc vinyls released!

Today both 'Iron Maiden' and 'Killers' have been re-released as the first in a series of picture disc vinyl albums. Between now and Febuary 2013, all 8 Iron Maiden albums from the 80's will be released on this format, icluding the double live album 'Live After Death'!
Thankfully, they have decided to go with the original cover for Iron Maiden rather than the 1995 'remastered' version. Not that I Don't like the '95 version, I just prefer the original.
'The Number of the Beast' and 'Piece of Mind' will be out in November.

All of the albums look awesome and you can find more information here:

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Video Highlight- Run DMC Live 1984

Well it's been quite a long time since my last post so I thought I would make good on this blog's promise to feature music from the Past, Present and Future. So here is a video of an amazing live performance of Run DMC performing Sucker MC's in 1984 on Graffiti Rock. They then proceed to have a rap battle with Kool Moe Dee and Special K. Pretty awesome stuff, check it out!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Iron Maiden's Stockholm 2013 Performance Already Sold-Out

The second date (after the Download festival) to be announced for the 2013 Maiden England European Tour was at the new Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. I mentioned this in an earlier post about the European leg being confirmed but I thought it was worth mentioning that only a few days after the tickets going on sale, the concert became completely sold out! This place has a 50,000 capacity by the way!

See more here: http://www.ironmaiden.com/spectacular-opening---iron-maiden-sell-out-new-stockholm-stadium-in-record-breaking-time.html

In other Maiden news, bassist Steve Harris' new solo album/ side project 'British Lion' has entered the UK Album Charts at 39 and the UK Rock Album Charts at 2. It was beaten to the No.1 spot by Green Day's new album 'Uno!'.