The city of Strasboug has always been reknowned for it's magnificent architecture, glorious history, picturesque mountains and sweet classical music. That is, until now. The French city has finally stepped into the 21st century with the growing movement of a five piece outfit called, 'Full Process'.
The French punksters formed in 2001 and since then, have been touring relentlessly all over Europe. The boys from Alsace have also produced two fine albums and an EP in that time. If you like your punk music hard, loud and melodic - kind of like 'Millencolin' meets 'Rise Against', then you'll love the style of 'Full Process'. Check them out at a music store near you and catch them at a festival soon. You will thank me for this advice, cos these guys are on the way up and later you can say that you saw them before they were famous..........
1964 - Capitol Records released the Beatles' single "A Hard Days Night" and the album of the same name. Early speculation over the origins of the title were thought to be the fab four's struggle to record the classic album for Capitol.
1967 - Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made To Love Her" was released. Unfortunately there were no references in the song as to who "her" was. It was believed that Stevie was referring to his love of beef & mustard subs.
1969 - David Bowie's single, "Space Oddity," was released to coincide with the first lunar landing. Due to bungling by the record label, it was released during the 1st lunar disaster of Apollo 13.
1976 - Paul McCartney and Wings set a record for an indoor concert crowd when 67,100 fans gathered in Seattle, WA. The angry crowd soon dispersed when the band began to play, as they had been led to believe that the great ex Beatle had wings and was going to perform for them and fly around the arena.
1977 - Joe Strummer and Topper Headon of The Clash were arrested for painting the band's name on a wall in London. A bit harsh considering that Ozzy Osbourne urinated on the Alamo in the state of New Mexico in the US. He was only banned from the state for 20 years.
1978 - The Rolling Stones released "Some Girls." How many girls and for how long they had been held hostage, nobody except the band knows.
1990 - Two members of 2 Live Crew were arrested in Hollywood, FL, on obscenity charges. The album had been judged as obscene by a federal judge. Apparantly, only their faces were visible on the cover.
1992 - A judge in Los Angeles, CA, threw out a $25 million palimony suit against Rod Stewart. The suit had been brought by Kelly Emberg. He explained to Stewart that the same suit could be bought in a small Hollywood boutique for $25, 000.
1995 - Courtney Love (Hole) was hospitalized after having a reaction to a prescription medicine. What a surprise!
Frank Beard 1949 - Musician (ZZ Top)
Bonnie Pointer 1951 - Musician (Pointer Sisters)
Kim and Kelley Deal (Breeders) 1961
Jimmy Chamberlain (Smashing Pumpkins) 1964
Elizabeth Hurley 1965
Emma Anderson (Lush) 1967
1922 - Jeanette Vreeland sang the first radio concert from an airplane as she flew over New York City. Fortunately for the audience listening on the ground, it was to be the last radio concert from an airplane, due to the fact that nothing was audible except the sound of the planeís engine buzzing wildly over the top
Just had to post this new vid from Teenage Bottlerocket. It's the clever & witty clip to their kick-arse anthem, Bigger Than Kiss. Even bigger news for TB fans, if you happen to be in the US in the next few months, TB will be touring with Fat Mike & the boys from NOFX. Punk rock gold
Hey Ho Rock Voyagers,
Hope Santa was kind to all of you. Donít forget to rock out this New Yearís Eve cos there is nothing better than a live band to blast you into the next decade. Thanks for all your letters and support over the past year, we appreciate the feedback. Stick around for the next 12 months, cos we have some extra-special interviews, reviews and pics/vids to share with you.
Saludos rockers, wherever you are on the planet. We at Rock Voyage are excited to profile our first real metal band. High fives all round. The band in question hails from Geelong in Australia, and let me tell you, this gritty 3 piece kicks ass! With Ozzy on guitar, Johnny on bass and Brett on drums, Dirge deliver a heavy, but dynamic rhythm punctuated by ripping vocals. The best way to describe their sound is to, " imagine a morph of Monster Magnet or Rollins Band with Corrosion Of Conformity", explains guitarist, Ozzy. Having seen them live, I can testify that these guys are metal freaks. They are loud, they are heavy and they are a polished unit. They were on a supporting slot last time I caught them and easily blew the headline band off-stage, just by their huge sound and sheer brilliance of their craft. Personally, I am more of a punk guy than a metal head, but I could not turn my body away from the awesome power that is Dirge. I am now a fan. Dirge have just released a new cd, their second offering. Check out their myspace page for details. www.myspace.com/dirgeaustralia Dirge play the Barwon Club in Geelong on November 20, so get there and be hammered by the Dirge.