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Help Me Spend My iTunes Gift Card 

One of my friends gave me an iTunes gift card for no reason. She's just that awesome! So, I accepted the card (free music!) and placed it in my purse. The other day I moved the card to the drawer of my night stand. Why did I do this? Because I had no idea of what to buy. It's true: I'm sitting on free music and just have zero idea of what to purchase. So I'm leaning on you like I have so many times in the past.

What would you buy if someone handed you an iTunes gift card? I want something awesome (obviously) and I'd prefer something new. I don't want ANY classic Glam (because I've basically got it all) and I'm trying to get into some new bands. Remember, if it isn't necessarily melodic, then I like it heavy. Mix the two and you're golden. So help me here: what should I buy with my gift card? I always love your band selections and to hear of all the great tunes you've discovered. Go!

Reader Comments (25)

I just heard a few tracks from Diamond Lane, can't wait to get my "ears" on the rest of it.

Look Up...

I Know who you did last summer
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspudz25
Sucker Punch!!!! Stephen Pearcy it will be out soon! Hold that card till then!
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKEVON
Two newer bands I really like are Edguy and Airborne, definately heavy and melodic. Edguy is my favourite of the two. If you are not familar check out their compilation album "The Singles".

A classic band with a new album out that I am loving this summer is Night Ranger's Somewhere in California.

Good luck - itunes gift cards are awesome!
the Biters newest ep...cant go wrong with that one.
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertoddwiggy
Funny thing, Al -- These days most of the stuff I get on iTunes are songs or entire albums by new bands (depending on how much bread I've got in the bank or how solid an album may be).

I realize a lot of people don't buy music, let alone iTunes, for that matter, but if you do buy music and don't mind paying a premium, as you get a high quality download when you do, as well as do right by the bands, it really is astonishing what you can find on there. They don't have everything, but they do have a h*lluva lot!

I know you said you weren't really interested in any "Classic" Glam Metal as you've basically got it all (Ha! You'd be surprised what you don't have, as even I, Metalboy!, am constantly unearthing stuff and many times discovering it on iTunes!), but for those who don't "have it all", iTunes is a great place to find it (i.e. Keel's full blown Glam Metal early 90's cover of Patty Smith's hit, "Because The Night", written by Bruce Springsteen, anyone?), though last time I checked, they still don't have AC/DC or Def Leppard. For some reason, they can finally get the Beatles, but not these biggies.

But here is sampling of iTunes suggestions (some Glam, some not. some Old School, some not) you might wanna check out (goin' to my purchased list)...

Crazy Lixx, American Heartbreak, Hell N' Diesel, Crossfire, Rootboy Slim, Crack The Sky (1st album -- a true "sleeper" 70's masterpiece), Teddybears ("Punkrocker", featuring Iggy!), Divinyls, Kid Ego (with Nazareth!), T.S.O.L., The Crybabys, Concrete Blonde, Motorcycle Boy, Blackthorne, Sunstorm & Joe Lynne Turner, Plasmatics, Stereoside, Zan Clan, Big Elf, The Used, Surf Punks, The Simpletones, Agent Orange, The Pandoras, The Rattlers, Skillet, Theory Of A Deadman, Spectre General, Hungryheart, Cry of Love, The Hellacopters, Crooked X, Atom Smash, The Veer Union, The Answer, Cowboy Prostitutes, Gunfire 76, 77, Bullet, Sideburn,
Kortini, Million Dollar Reload, Wired Desire, Night Horse, Bible of the Devil, The Erotics, Rocket To Ruin, Stampede Queen, Adrenalin Factor, Darlings of Chelsea, New Device, Bombay Black, Chinatown, Babylon Bombs, Dear Superstar, Electric Mary, Heaven's Basement, Volbeat, Soho Roses, Wednesday 13, NOFX, blotto, Freakshow, Nasty Idols, Rockets To Ruin, Tango Down, American Sixgun, Thieves & Liars, CRUNCH, Alabama Thunderp*say, Fireball Ministry (who have THE coolest logo, BTW), Shameless, Peep Show, Taking Dawn, The Wildhearts, Black Spider, Brand New Sin, Places of Power, The Moxy, Lordi, Snew and, last but not least, The Bones.

I skipped stuff I thought you might have and please forgive me if I mentioned something you already have suggested in one of your posts. As we all can see, Rock'n'Roll is a lot to keep track of!
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Just got Diamond Lane! Thanks for the tip, Spudz!

p.s. I also get a lot of iTunes based on tips from other Commentors! To all, THANKS! And, Toddwiggy, yep... THE BITERS! Check out their vid Al posted here a couple back, if you have not already seen it! I'm goin' to see 'em in their hometown, Atlanta, in September!
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Hang onto it for the new Steel Panther...due out in a few months.
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChuck
I'm really digging the latest from Sister Sin (last year's release), Loveblast, Lipstixx & Bullets as well.
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJAT
Black n Blue's new cd is really good and for a new band "My Darkest Days".
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterricksav65
All I Know - "Vanity Kills". I have been wearing this one out. And I think we're about a month out from the realase of the new House of Lords.
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHayseed
I'm with Chuck
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
Pierce the veil and falling in reverse
U will love falling in reverse modern glam and post hardcore. Great stuff.
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlorentine
A Whiter Shade of Pale, Procol Harem
Ball and Chain, Big Brother and the Holding Company
Eighteen, Alice Cooper
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Iron Butterfly
Inside Looking Out, Grand Funk Railroad
Light My Fire, Doors
Magic Carpet Ride, Steppenwolf
Sympathy for the Devil, Rolling Stones
You Keep Me Hangin' On, Vanilla Fudge
White Rabbit, Jefferson Airplane
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid R.
Legs Diamond S/T
Legs Diamond A Diamond is a Hard Rock
Legs Diamond Firepower
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA. Vat
There is an amazing album called "The Resistence" by Muse.
Or get Grace Potter & The Nocturnals selt-titled album.
Both are great bands!
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristianDG
I've been groovin to the newest Foo Fighters...
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbluejayart
MASS (any on their 5)
69 Eyes
The Real Kids
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjimbo
Bad City and/or Distorted Wonderland albums
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMEWIZEMGIC
Bad City's Cd is the sh@t!!!!! Been wearing that out for awhile.
I don't know if they are on iTunes but Sex Slaves are pretty good. Nice Christian Metal band.
just kidding.
Hellen-Sorry for Screaming. modern 3-piece with the singer playing drums and she is awesome.
I will disagree about the new Black n Blue. thought it was very unoriginal and hardly enjoyable.
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
This may not be as glam as you want, but Butch Walkers new song (from his upcomming album) called Summer of 89 is awesome! He is getting back to the old Butch it seems with this release.
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules

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