Happy New Year

December 28, 2007 at 12:33 pm (Rock)

I am heading up to Lake Placid to do some skiing. Be safe on New Years Eve. Big announcement coming from Talking Metal in early 2008!

top 100 – 2007

These are my TOP 100 songs of 2007. I am going with songs over albums because the days of “the album” are over. They were all released between November 2006 and December 2007. I limited it to no more then 3 songs for each band/artist. I am positive that I am forgetting some, but off the top of my head, these are songs I honestly enjoyed in 2007! They are not really in order, it is not best to worst or anything like that… all these song touched me, all of them are great. Good music is good music, keep an open mind and check the songs out!

1. “Sleep Walking Past Hope” by HIM
2. “Nothing In Return (Walk Away)” by Down
3. “Goodbye” by Army Of Anyone
4. “Reckoner” by Radiohead
5. “My Curse” by Killswitch Engage
6. “Once Upon A Time” by Air
7. “Friends” by Ween
8. “The Mad Shrew” by Year Long Disaster
9. “Icky Thump” by the White Stripes
10. “Empty Walls” by Serj Tankian
11. “Mouth Of Ghost” by Dillinger Escape Plan
12. “Never Walk Alone” by Megadeth
13. “Mr. Bellamy” by Paul McCartney
14. “My Ashes” by Porcupine Tree
15. “Lie Detector” by Mondo Generator
16. “I’m Calling You” by Monster Magnet
17. “The Ghost of Lingers” by Spoon
18. “Umbrella” by Rihanna
19. “Prayers” by In This Moment
20. “Intervention” by Arcade Fire
21. “I Will Live Again” by Arch Enemy
22. “I Don’t Wanna Stop” by Ozzy Osbourne
23. “Back In Your Head” by Tegan and Sara
24. “Tranquilize” by The Killers
25. “You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Wimehouse
26. “Rise and Fall” by The Agonist
27. “Love Is A Bitch Slap” by Sebastian Bach
28. “Blow” by Atreyu
29. “Paint The Floor” by Ronin
30. “All I Need” by Radiohead
31. “Mer Du Japon” by AIR
32. “Shadowplay” by The Killers
33. “Daylight Dies” by Killswitch Engage
34. “The Piano” by PJ Harvey
35. “Pez Dispenser” by Q Ball
36. “Queen B” by Puscifer
37. “Dead Lovers Lane” by HIM
38. “Tick Tick Boom” by The Hives
39. “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi
40. “Mistfit Love” Queens Of The Stone Age
41. “Fake Empire” by The National
42. “Heart Shaped Glasses” by Marilyn Manson
43. “Becoming The Bull” by Atreyu
44. “Young Folks” by Peter Bjorn and John
45. “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” by Radiohead
46. “Business Suits and Combat Boots” by The Agonist
47. “Fiesta” by Ween
48. “Focus Shift” by Dark Tranquillity
49. “The Unthinking Majority” by Serj Tankian
50. “She Builds Quick Machine” by Velvet Revolver
51. “His Name Is Goliath” by Q Ball
52. “Riot Act” by Exodus
53. “Venus Doom” by HIM
54. “Paper Thin” by Mondo Generator
55. “Welcome To The Jungle” by John 5
56. “Giddy Up!” by The Hives
57. “Up Or Down” by Ken Andrews
58. “Turn The Screw” by Queens Of The Stone Age
59. “State Of Grace” by Saxon
60. “Doomsday” by Atreyu
61. “Revolution Begins” by Arch Enemy
62. “Thanks Fr Th Mms” by Fall Out Boy
63. “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne
64. “Into The Hollow” by Queens Of The Stone Age
65. “Alcohaulin A’s” by Hell Yeah
66. “So Hott” by Kid Rock
67. “10,000 Strong” by Iced Earth
68. “Beautiful Tragedy” by In This Moment
69. “On March The Saints” by Down
70. “Distill (Watching the Swarm)” by Neurosis
71. “Wall Of Fire” by Monster Magnet
72. “Meds” by Placbo
75. “Big Timber” by Himsa
76. “What’s In There” by Overloaded
77. “Chelsea Rodgers” by Prince
78. “Polly Come Home” by Robert Planet and Alison Krauss
79. “Badlands Rain” by Danny Vaughn
80. “Come to Silver” by Danzig
81. “Forgot I Was Alive” by Dax Riggs
82. “Exile” by Soilwork
83. “Inked in Blood” by Sigh
84. “Six Feet Under” by The Showdown
85. “Far Cry” by Rush
86. “You Don’t Understand” by Sebastian Bach
87. “Sleeping Minds” by Faith
88. “Rio” by Andre Matos
89. “Rumors Of War” by High On Fire
90. “Talking Metal on fuse Theme Song” by Rob Halford and Metal Mike
91. “Aesthetics Of Hate” by Machine Head
92. “Inner Sanctum” by Behemoth
93. “You Wouldn’t Know” by Hell Yeah
94. “The Serpentine Offering” by Dimmu Borgir
95. “Capital G” by Nine Inch Nails
96. “Honey Bee, Let’s Fly to Mars” by Grinderman
97. “Insanity” by Firewind
98. “Isak” by Baroness
99. “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters
100. “Electric Worry” by Clutch



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Happy Holidays

December 23, 2007 at 2:18 pm (Rock)

Wishing all the Talking Metal listeners all the best.

Happy 2008!!!!

Despite the lack of recent podcasts, I have been keeping crazy busy.  Today is the first of 3 days off for me.  It has been a long time since I had a day off.  Last night I hung out with Chris from In This Moment at the sold out show at MSG in NYC.  In The Moment had a great set.  Zombie did also.  Ozzy sound really great.  I thought his voice sounded better then it has the last few times I had see him live.  It was nice to see Ozzy in a non-Ozzfest atmosphere.   Zakk is the man!   I had the pleasure of doing some work with Zakk and Bumblefoot recently, more about this in 2008!

Today it is raining here in Maplewood, NJ, washing away most of the remaining snow.  I can’t believe it is almost Christmas.  I have been going non-stop and have been completely oblivious to the whole holiday season.  This might be a good thing considering I usually get depressed around this time of year.

Anyway, major news is on the way to you…   we just need to cross some t and dot some i before we can share it with.  I haven’t signed anything yet but once I do you will here about it first from my loose lips.

I might through up a list of my favorite songs from 2008 here next week.  Support Talking Metal by using the iTunes links on talkingmetal.com to buy your downloads.  Thanks.   Keep in touch.  I salute you all.

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Ike is Dead

December 12, 2007 at 5:52 pm (Rock)

Ike Turner R.I.P.

The guy had his demons but he sure gave us some great music.


Every clip I have heard from the Zeppelin reunion has sounded amazing. I have to admit I am surprised at how great they sounded. Maybe the success of this one-off concert will make them consider doing more shows. MSG in NYC??


Meet me at the Rainbow Bar and Grill for a few beers, this Friday at 8pm.


Watch Talking Metal on fuse tomorrow night 11EST/8PST

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New Flash!!!!

December 7, 2007 at 12:07 pm (Rock)

Nikki Sixx will be on the next episode of the Talking Metal podcast.   A full 28 min interview uncut!  Check out episode 186.

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Strigl and Halford on You Tube

December 3, 2007 at 10:22 pm (Rock)

Here is a clip from fuse with “new” unreleased footage of Rob “The Metal God” Halford and Mark “The Metal Geek” Strigl.

Is a Talking Metal jam with Halford in the works???

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