‘The Lego Movie’ is the biggest movie of 2014 (so far), topping the box office while enjoying some of the best reviews that a family-friendly film has seen in quite some time. But would a little Motorhead have made it even better?
That’s the question we’re asking after watching the series of clips pieced together (ha! Get it?) by It’s Not Beginnings, who used Legos to create new music videos for classic tracks by Motorhead, the Sex Pistols, and the Damned.
Naturally, Motorhead’s spot is set to ‘Ace of Spades’; you can watch the whole thing at the top of this post, and check out the other videos here. If you’re in the mood for general fun weirdness, you can visit the It’s Not Beginnings YouTube page, which includes the Lego videos as well as intriguing stuff like a 50-year age progression that unfolds over a mere minute and 19 seconds.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has admitted he’d be “quite happy” if the band’s upcoming Australian tour is their last.The 72-year-old also says there’s a reason behind their recent spate or short runs rather than the extensive treks they used to undertake.
Watts tells The Australian: “This is short compared to what we’ve done before – but it needs to be, I think, at our tender age.
A new benefit album pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio with 13 interpretations of his music from Metallica, Motorhead, Scorpions, Anthrax and Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford, among others. ‘This Is Your Life’ concludes with the former Rainbow and Black Sabbath frontman’s own moving rendition of the title track, originally found on 1996′s ‘Angry Machines.
If you’ve been struggling over who to support in the rumored Megadeth/Jason Newsted feud, take it easy. According to a rep for Megadeth, the rumors surrounding Newsted’s recent exit from the Megadeth tour aren’t true.
Tour manager Jim Carroccio spoke with ABC News Radio, insisting that Megadeth frontman “Dave Mustaine is not responsible for booting Newsted off … Dave did not put him on the bill and did not take him off the bill.”
Paul Rodgers has a new album out, and he’s ready to take it on the road.
The legendary singer’s work with Free and Bad Company is never far from the classic-rock radio airwaves, but for his latest project, Rodgers was interested in paying tribute to a different legacy — specifically, the one established by soul singers such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Ann Peebles and Albert King. Recorded in the Memphis studio famous for helping establish many of their careers, ‘The Royal Sessions’ found Rodgers singing live with some of the same musicians who played on the original tracks.
“We kicked off with ‘That’s How Strong My Love Is,’ they found out this guy can sing, we looked at each other and it was plain sailing, so convivial,” Rodgers recalls in the March 2014 issue of Mojo. ”Mind you, I don’t want to overemphasize singing. It’s about the musicians.”
Rodgers, who has pledged to donate proceeds from the album to local Memphis music-education programs, will begin a series of dates on April 28 in New Jersey, concluding (for now) on May 31 in Nevada. Tour Dates you can find here
Metallica‘s James Hetfield recently sat down with Guitar Center for a wide-ranging interview, offering fans an insight into his early years as a musician and his development as a guitarist.
Describing the effect that learning to play had on him as a young man, Hetfield recalled, “I was pretty much afraid of everything. Afraid of the world. Afraid of speaking — really, really shy kid. Music was a way to speak, simple as that. That’s me telling the world about me when I can’t do it on my own — so music was the voice I didn’t have.”