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Pearl Jam “Running”

Happy Friday!

How about Punk Pearl jam to make it even better?

Pearl Jam just released the 2nd song off of their upcoming album “Dark Matter”, and holy cow, they weren’t kidding when they said they were going for a harder sound on this record.

I am LOVING it!

Again, I was never the biggest Pearl Jam fan in the past. I mean, no disrespect, but I just didn’t vibe with their sound (except for “Better Man”- GREAT song), but I have to say, I am definitely digging their harder sound. Reminds me of their early days as a band. I am so glad they are bringing that sound back, and I can’ wait to hear more.

“Dark Matter” will be released April 19th via MonkeyWrench Records/Republic Records.



One of the biggest stars in Country Music right now is HARDY.  Singer/Songwiter and one hell of a performer, this guy has had a massive few years.  And he also had a recent Rock hit with “Jack” which went #1 on the Mainstream Rock charts last year.

Well, he just announced his first full-length Rock album (details coming soon), and he released the first single off of it called “ROCKSTAR” this morning, and no, it’s not a Nickleback cover…

It IS pretty dang awesome, though, and it has one of the best music videos I’ve seen in a long time.

SO much YES right there.

Great song, great video, and great artist.

The trifecta, kiddos!

More info at http://hardyoffical.com

Can’t WAIT for the full album!

Dolly Parton feat. P!nk and Brandi Carlile “Satisfaction”

Yes, this is the weekend of Dolly.

I’ve been listening to her “Rockstar” album these past couple of days, and I have a few new favorites.

First off: Her cover of “Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones, featuring P!nk and Brandi Carlile.

Dolly originally wanted Mick Jagger, but he didn’t do it for whatever reason. What, like you’re too cool for Dolly? Who the hell says NO to Dolly??? Rude, Mick, RUDE!

Another fun track off the album is her verison of “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benetar. Pat Benetar and her husband Neil Giraldo join in:

This is NOT an easy song to pull off with the vocals and tempo, but you know Dolly can handle it!


And one more anthem that she shares with Debbie Harry- Blondie’s “Heart of Glass”:

Holy Icon Explosion!

There are so many great songs- both covers and originals- on Dolly’s new “Rockstar” album. As a Country and Rock fan, I am all for it. Also, at Dolly’s age, to even do one-tenth of what she does would be incredibly impressive. This woman is a true ROCKSTAR, and we are so lucky to have her.

Dolly Forever!

The Most Hated Records In Rock

UltimateClassicRock.com – one of my favorite websites- just compiled a list of the “Most Hated Songs and Albums In Rock”.

Here’s the list of songs in no particular order:


1.  “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”,  Aerosmith (1998)


2.  “Kokomo”,  The Beach Boys (1988)



3.  “Sussudio”,  Phil Collins (1985)


4.  “We Didn’t Start the Fire”,  Billy Joel (1989)


5.  “Shiny Happy People”,  R.E.M. (1991)


6.  “We Built This City”,  Starship (1985)


7.  “Mr. Roboto”,  Styx (1983)


8.  “Silly Love Songs”Wings (1976)



And here are the albums:



1.  “Two the Hard Way”,  Allman and Woman (1977)  (This is Gregg Allman and Cher.)


2.  “Cut the Crap”,  The Clash (1985)


3.  “Scream”,  Chris Cornell (2009)


4.  “Self Portrait”,  Bob Dylan (1970)


5.  “Love Beach”,  Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1978)


6.  “Music from ‘The Elder'”,  Kiss (1981)


7.  “Unfinished Music Number 1: Two Virgins”,  John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1968)


8.  “Lulu”,  Lou Reed and Metallica (2011)


9.  “Dirty Work”,  The Rolling Stones (1986)


10.  “Van Halen 3”,  Van Halen (1998)


11.  “Trans”,  Neil Young (1983)


12.  The “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” soundtrack (1978)


Ok, I actually love a lot of those.

I grew up on those songs, and most of them still give me a seratonin pop when I hear them.

Here’s a couple that I personally have never enjoyed:

Peter Gabriel “Sledgehammer”:

And “Beth” by KISS:

Just, no. Also, Beth was probably sick of her dude running around cheating on her with a thousand chicks. #TeamBeth all day.

What Rock song or album can you not stand?

Comment below!