2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival and we toasted the event in one of our Music Milestone posts that you can examine HERE when you have a chance. Though the plans for a 50th Anniversary Festival proved disastrous, the original site of the festival has just released some pretty cool information. You can see the press release below the poster for that original three days of history.
The Press Release:
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located in Bethel, NY at the historic site of the greatest festival of all time, is asking those who attended Woodstock over 50 years ago to join the Alumni Registry.
The Alumni Registry keeps the spirit of Woodstock alive through the stories and memories of the people who were there. The information provided from participants near and far is added to the permanent Museum archive, where it will serve as a useful research tool for visitors and scholars as they seek to learn more about the festival and its participants. The testimonies allow visitors to enrich their understanding of the event and its continued impact. Registry alumni will have the opportunity to receive information about special events and programs designed especially for them. Continue reading Bethel Woods Invites Woodstock Attendees To Join Alumni Registry→
The readers of this website are continually kept “in the know” about things to do in our region care of our handy, dandy Events Calendar. It’s here that you find the concerts, special events and conventions of no less than 50 or so places in the metropolis that we regularly document with one of the main places being the Saint Vitus Bar, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Earlier today, the folks at SVB announced a special Kickstarter to help operations once this dreaded Coronavirus has left us. Take a look down below.
While Pearl Jam needed to postpone the first leg of their “Gigaton” Tour (as noted HERE) based on the at the time encroaching Coronavirus, their brand-new album has been released and has some exciting news. Check it out down below
The Press Release:
Pearl Jam’s Gigaton has been hailed “superb”, “fascinating and ambitious”, “inspiring and engaging”, “their finest studio hour” and “Pearl Jam’s best in a generation.” The critics and fans alike have praised the bands latest release and it has now bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart this week. Additionally, it landed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200. Internationally the album debuted #1 in Italy and Austria, Top 5 in Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Canada, and Finland and Top 10 in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand. Continue reading Pearl Jam’s Acclaimed “Gigaton” Debuts As #1 Rock Album→
Believe it or not, today is the 15th Anniversary of the PiercingMetal.com website. That’s 180 months or 5475 days or 131,400 hours depending on how you like to look at things. As a numbers guy I always find it amusing to showcase a length of time in that fashion. So here we are and what a world this is at the moment. Back in February, I was making plans for this anniversary with friends as it was supposed to be a super-duper busy one. There were tours like Tyr, Mayhem and Life Of Agony coming through on this weekend along with the Big Apple Comic Con and instead of a flurry of activity the city and actually the world at large are hunkered down trying to be safe from this dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic. Those and numerous other events were postponed for the duration and some cancelled in full during this very precarious time. My annual photo for this anniversary reflects the time spent and the current necessities.
The Press Release:
California rock legends and effects pedal entrepreneurs Steel Panther continue to light the music instrument world on fire with the release of their newest guitar pedal – The Butthole Burner. Made in the USA, the latest distortion pedal from the collective brain trust features the exact same circuit as the now infamous Pussy Melter pedal. The new pedal has long been a rumor started by Panther guitarist Satchel and will become a reality when it ships to the public this summer. The limited production run Butthole Burner will retail for $199.99. Not immune to the effects of the current Covid-19 pandemic as their partying has come to a stop because drug dealers are not classified as essential personnel, Steel Panther has set up an interest free 4-month payment plan for all self-quarantined musicians that might want to purchase The Butthole Burner. Also, anyone that purchased the original Melter or last year’s Poontang Boomerang delay pedal will receive 10% off their purchase. Fans must be logged in to their Panther store account and use the code “Melter10” to receive the discount. Anyone who orders The Butthole Burner will be entered for a chance to win a limited number of “Golden Tickets” that comes with Penis Chili Pepper seeds (so purchasers can grow their own butthole burner peppers at home) and a $50 gift certificate to the band’s merch store. Pre-orders for The Butthole Burner are now available here: https://bit.ly/buttholeburner.
The official description of The Butthole Burner from Steel Panther is below:
“It’s Hot! It’s Spicy! It’s sexy and feisty!!! Ladies and gentlemen, Steel Panther presents The Butthole Burner. It’s a new version of the perfect distortion pedal. Built with the EXACT SAME circuit as the legendary Pussy Melter, The Butthole Burner is about to scorch eardrums across the world. If you couldn’t get in the front door last time, now it’s time to hit the backdoor!”
Steel Panther are currently sitting home practicing social distancing and self-gratification thanks to the Coronavirus. The band is planning to return to the road during some month that will kick off in some city with some other bands once the world returns to normal. In the meantime, they are working on ideas for all sorts of new things to better the lives of everyone affected by the pandemic. They recently launched an initiative to help out-of-work strippers affected by the global pandemic by posting about their performances on their socials with links for people to virtually “make it rain” from the comforts of their couches. They are also working on a 24-hour digital stream of adoptable pets as part of their Gods Of Pussy Animal Rescue Activation. More information for all things Steel Panther can be found at www.steelpantherrocks.com.
ABOUT STEEL PANTHER:
For the uninitiated, Steel Panther was formed in 2000 and is comprised of Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums). Hailing from Los Angeles, the epicenter for rock n’ roll in all its debauchery and glamour, Steel Panther has established themselves as the world’s premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks. Steel Panther is a global phenomenon with four full-length albums, touring across the world, platinum-level You Tube status and high-profile television appearances such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Larry King Now, and FOX NFL Sunday.
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Followers of our adventures might recall this fun clip that was captured at the 2nd Annual “Fear The Riff” Guitar Expo. It shows a neighborhood guitarist jamming out on the “Pussy Melter”. Be sure to enjoy the clip and “Like” our page so you can see more things like this regularly.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: By now I am sure that all of the bands fans who sling that axe already have worn out both the “Pussy Melter” and the “Poontang Boomerang” effects pedals, so its the perfect time to order this new one. Of course, if you are just a collector of things related to the band and are stockpiling for later eBay selling you best act fast. With the Coronavirus Pandemic still in its alarming spread, there is no better time than now to pull out some tabs and practice. Why not use such a pedal to make you feel like you are standing on the big stage while throngs of the faithful toss their undergarments at you. I’m a drummer so this only applies to me in the collecting sense but sadly I missed out on the first pedal and the second. Maybe I will get this one or maybe I will just listen to the albums linked below for purchase and hammer away on the practice pad. That’s all I have to say about this one and I wonder what you think about it. Will you be ordering yourself the “Butthole Burner”? Chime in down below with your own thoughts and remember to stay healthy, keep socially distant and wash your hands. Since we are discussing Steel Panther here, you might want to wash them a couple of times. See you next time.