The Continental Rock Club – NYC – is closing

July 27, 2006 at 5:09 pm (Uncategorized)

This club has been an historic NYC rock club for like 15 years. I have seen so many great shows there. In the 1990s and 2000s the Continental was much more apart of the true local NYC rock scene then clubs like CBGBs. I mean no disrespect towards CBs (a club that I love) by saying that but it is simply a true fact. For better or for worse, The Continental never broke through in the mainstream rock press like CBGBs did and in some ways that is why it became much more of a club for the true local talent. When the Continental announced that they were closing you didn’t see bands like Disturbed asking to play there but you did see them playing at CBGBs last year during the whole “save CBs” campaige. What does Disturbed have to do with CBGBs anyway??? That is a whole other rant I won’t get into now.

Tonight John Ostronomy and Captain T will play at the Continental one last time.

AND here is a press release the club just sent out. Many of you know I loved Spacehog… I hope to be at the Arckid show (although I am going to see Muse that same night so I am not sure). Thanks to Trigger (and Noel) for giving us so many years of true New York rock.


The Continental, NYC
25 Third Avenue (at St. Marks)

Antony and Roy Langdon, formerly of Spacehog, have added younger brother Chris and original S.H. drummer Johnny Cragg to form the exciting, new band Arckid. They’re currently in the studio finishing up their debut album and playing their first live show at Continental Thursday, August 3rd at midnight. The new material is consistent with their great song writing, incredible harmonies all with their own, and unique spin of their Brit-Pop roots. Catch them playing at a smaller venue now while you still can!

Continental will be closing its doors for live music after its final show with Murphy’s Law on September 16th. Arckid will play again on the second to last weekend of the club – Friday, September 8th.

“They’re easily the best new band I’ve heard in many years.”
-Trigger (owner of Continental)


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use the links on

July 25, 2006 at 3:45 pm (Uncategorized)

If anyone has any info about Nick rejoining Queens Of The Stone Age please let me know! This is a big rumor. I am trying to find out if it is true or false.


Don’t believe in the get rich quick dream. It is a lie.


The days of old skool media outlets are over. Kiss them goodbye. We won’t miss’ em.


We may soon have our 1st sponsor on the Talking Metal podcast. If this happens please support our sponsor by using the links we provide to them on the Talking Metal site. John and I are spending a ton of time and money on the podcast because we love it BUT we also have rent, mortgage, car payments, website hosting costs, editing costs, blah, blah blah, etc. You get the picture. If you believe in the podcast and want it to keep going and remain free please support us by using the links of our future sponsors. The Talking Metal store is coming soon. Sorry to get preachy on your ass.


I have had no coffee today and I feel like I am dying. I have been eating like shit. Gained 10 pounds in the last year. I am not going to the gym anymore because I hurt my shoulder. I am a crybaby. I’ll shut up now. Here is some shit from Keavin over at


Nicolas Cage is not leaving Las Vegas; indeed, he’s coming back to it, starring in a new biopic about the life of that gold lame luminary, Liberace. What’s more, Cage is producing the project as well, via his Saturn Films production company, based on a script by Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg.


The new disc from The Mars Volta has been delayed once again. ‘Amputechture’ is now set to hit stores on September 12th


KNAC reports: Despite yesterday’s announcement that W.A.S.P.’s July European Festivals dates had to be cancelled due to singer Blackie Lawless being diagnosed with an abnormality in one of the arteries leading to his heart, the band have now announced the following tour dates:
9/6 – Kavarna, Bulgaria at Kaliakra Stadium
9/10 – Raims, France at Raims Fest
9/12 – Dudley, UK at JB’s
9/13 – Woughton, UK at Woughton Center

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Aces High

July 21, 2006 at 7:26 pm (Rock, Uncategorized)

0721061528.jpgContact Music reports: IRON MAIDEN singer and qualified pilot BRUCE DICKINSON airlifted 200 British citizens who had fled war torn Beirut, Lebanon back to the UK yesterday (20JUL06). The 47-year-old flew a Boeing 757 to Cyprus where he picked up the evacuees and flew them back to London’s Gatwick Airport.


Eddie Trunk is on the next episode of Talking Metal!

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My iTunes playlist

July 20, 2006 at 8:07 pm (Rock)

The is the 1st of many. All these songs have been hand picked by me. Everyone of these songs is great. Support Talking Metal by using this link to buy them. Thanks!

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Attn: Mr. Penn Jillette

July 19, 2006 at 1:41 am (Uncategorized)

Among all the right wing, left wing, christian conservative, greenpeace lies, dope-head Rush, Air America blah blah talk radio bullshit there is a voice that is sane – Penn Jillette, Thank You for the best podcast and the Free FM show – you rule. – SUBSCRIBE ON iTunes and check him out here –


I just ate some Burger King and I am about to bust a gut.  John and I have got to do an Eddie Van Halen stakeout.

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Metal by #s

July 18, 2006 at 4:34 pm (Rock, Uncategorized)

According to, General Motors is breaking from its “Break Through” Cadillac campaign and dropping LED ZEPPELIN’s song “Rock and Roll” — which it has used in commercials since early 2003 — as its soundtrack.

Not sure if you guys have seen this yet but it is somewhat funny.  Connor, a Talking Metal listener, sent me the link.


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Queens Of The Stone Age

July 17, 2006 at 8:16 pm (Rock, Uncategorized)

Josh Homme will be on the next Mastodon album on a song called “Colony Of Birchman”

I have now read a rumor in 2 different places that Nick Oliveri maybe return to the Queens fold. I asked Casey Chaos about this in epsiode 82 of Talking Metal

We just recorded a killer interview with Eddie Trunk – it should be posted soon.

Have a tip or inside scoop ??? Let me know –

Metallica will embrace their roots on the next album!


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Revolver magazine and the Inject’d podcast

July 14, 2006 at 8:32 pm (Rock, Uncategorized)

Talking Metal is turning up everywhere. The new issue of Revolver has Metallica (new pictures of Lars wearing an old Saxon shirt), Anthrax, Kiss, Slayer, All That Remains, Dragonforce and the Talking Metal podcast. Check out page 36 of the new Sept. 2006 issue of Revolver.

also – check out the Inject’d podcast. I am a guest on episode 3.


It is official – CBGBs is moving to Vegas. Maybe at this point that is where it belongs. It is servered NYC well but maybe it’s time for retiring out west.

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Trainwrecks, Weezer and Syd

July 13, 2006 at 4:28 pm (Rock, Uncategorized)

Hasseloff is back. Here is his new video:

NEWSWEEK: Kevin Federline Says There Will be ‘Shock And Awe’ Over his Rap Career but ‘They’ve Already Said So Much S–t about Me, It Can’t Get Any Worse’
Sunday February 19, 4:21 pm ET

Didn’t Have Wife Spears Sing on the Album; ‘It’s, Like, Respect Me First, Then I’ll Show You What I’ve Done with My Wife’

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Britney Spears’ celebrity husband Kevin Federline tells Newsweek that there will be the “initial shock and awe” over his brand-new thankless role: white-boy rapper. “But they’ve already said so much s–t about me it can’t get worse. ‘He hates his children, he treats his wife like dirt, he gets high all day.’ If I was that bad, you think anyone, let alone Britney, would put up with it?”

Federline has already released his first single “PopoZao” (he calls it “a Brazilian a**-shaker”) on his Web site, and it got 2 million hits in eight days. “If my album has even half that attention, watch out,” Federline tells Senior Writer Lorraine Ali in the February 27 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, February 20). “That means everybody out there who loves me still loves me, and everyboy out there who hates me — well, they’re secretly buying it, too.”


Weezer is done. The band has called it a day. I think the 1st Weezer album is a rock classic. A perfect album.

Syd – R.I.P –

Syd Barrett, founding member of Pink Floyd has died.

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I am a guest

July 7, 2006 at 8:20 pm (Rock, Uncategorized)

I am a guest on a Metal Injection podcast called Inject’d. Here is the info:

to link to metal injection guerilla radio:

the permanent link to episode 3 is:

to link to the Inject’D podcast category:

Tera Patrick will be on Talking Metal on Monday’s show. Her 1st concert was Iron Maidn/Saxon!!!! How amazing is that.

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