It's National Running Day. There's no better time to discuss awesome metal tunes for running. I've found that classic thrash and metalcore work best for me. When it comes to hill training I need something really aggressive... when I'm doing a long run I need something that will distract me. I quite enjoy running and the sense of accomplishment when I'm done. That said, I'm not good at the sport: I'm slow. I'm determined, I prod along. I work hard. I remain slow. I've decided to come to peace with that and just embrace my abilities. It's okay to be a back of the pack runner. I do races, put on my metal and mind my own business. Some of the songs I listen to the most when running are Motley Crue's "Wild Side," Asking Alexandria's "The Final Episode" and especially I See Stars' "Electric Forrest."
What tunes do you love for running... or exercise in general?
Oh, and here's a video for National Running Day. Bret Michaels even found his way into a running promo!
If you're a runner -- the Rock n' Roll Marathon Series is running a $20 discount today. Might be worth your time to register today if there is a race near you.
Ok Glam fans, I've got a new band for you: Station, from New York City. The band just released their first EP called Wired and they sound like all the 80s acts we love! Some of you probably saw them at Rocklahoma. Check these guys out!
"Don't Take Heaven Away From Me"
We have our own Metalboy! to thank for this one! He sent me a link to this super rare clip of Cinderella doing "Shake Me" back in 1984. The clip is absolutely amazing. Check out how young Tom is... and oh his voice! Spectacular!
Finally! KIX are in pre-production for their first new album since 1995. I've known the album was in the works for a while now... so it is good to hear things are moving along. KIX will use Taylor Rhodes to assist with the production. Rhodes produced Hot Wire, so this is going to be great!
Also, the KIX episode of That Metal Show will air on July 20th at 11pm on VH1 Classic.
Aerosmith performed at the Boston Strong benefit earlier this week. The show was broadcast on the Internet but I didn't get to see it because I was otherwise indisposed. I did get to catch some of the show on YouTube. Aerosmith did the show finale with fellow Bostonians New Kids on the Block (among others!), which I think is an interesting combination.
And if you'd like to read a review of the show, USA Today did a nice write-up.
Incidentally, is Joe Perry the coolest guitarist in the history of rock? My goodness, the man oozes awesomeness.
Bask in the glory of rare Alice Cooper footage, filmed all the way back in 1971. The footage is from Historic Film Archive. This video is proof positive why Alice remains a Glam god. In fact, Alice Cooper at Rock the Bayou remains one of my favorite concerts.
Black Veil Brides have a new lyric video for the previously unreleased song "Revelation." The song will be on Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones (Ultimate Edition) due out June 11.
The ultimate edition package has unreleased tracks and the DVD of the movie Legion of the Black. The ultimate package looks cool but I'll probably pass. I'll just buy the previously unreleased tracks (if possible) via Amazon MP3. I'm not a big fan of bands re-releasing material constantly. Sort of screams cash grab, no?