Posts Tagged ‘Chris Jericho’

war of the covers love machineI have always had the motto that if at first you don’t succeed then you try and try again which is definitely the case this week. Before we get into this week’s War Of The Covers, we are here to inform you that Vader won last week’s challenge by gaining 78% of the votes making their version of Slayer’s Silent Scream the king. This week we have an interesting battle for all of you out there as we attempt something we have never done before. This week we have an unsigned/independent band taking on a nationally signed act in this week’s War Of The Covers. For this week’s battle, we are looking at legendary LA metal act W.A.S.P. whose seminal hit from their self titled 1984 debut L.O.V.E. Machine which is the subject of our battle this week. In 2002, metal act Fozzy which features WWE wrestler Chris Jericho released a cover of the song for their second studio album Happenstance. In 2007, legendary Unsigned/Independent act Fallen Man released their 3RD full length album Reborn which featured a cover of the track. Now only one of these versions can reign supreme and it’s totally up to you guys to decide so choose wisely and just have fun doing it.

Original:

Covers:

Vote:

War Of The Covers New The Mob RulesLast week, we had one heck of a triple threat match that saw Krokus come from behind to win by two votes in who covered Sweet’s The Ballroom Blitz better. Well now for this week’s War Of The Covers, we have another epic triple threat match that features some real titans of metal covering one of the greatest voices in Metal. In 2010, the world lost one of the greats in Ronnie James Dio in a battle with cancer. Ronnie left behind an epic legacy that included music with Rainbow, solo material, and his time with Black Sabbath which we are looking at today. In 1981, Black Sabbath would release their second album with Dio in The Mob Rules which featured the epic title track which is our focus today. In 2002, heavy metal band Fozzy which features members of Stuck Mojo with wrestler Chris Jericho released a cover of the song on their album Happenstance. In 2011, Iced Earth would release their tenth album Dystopia with Stu Block on vocals that featured a cover of the track. In 2013, Adrenaline Mob, the band that featured John Moyer of Disturbed and Mike Portnoy formerly of Dream Theater would release a covers EP called Covertà that featured a cover of the track as well. Now only one cover of The Mob Rules can reign supreme and you have until the very next War Of The Covers to decide so choose wisely and have fun with it.

Original:

Covers:

Vote:

samson-vs-the-vampire-womenIt’s been a while since I did a Cheeseball cinema film and I figured with my 365 Movies in 365 days challenge almost coming to an end that I would try to fit one in. A couple of weeks ago, Chris Jericho posted something on Instagram about a legendary Mexican wrestler by the name of Santo and when i looked him up, he was basically a superhero. I also saw that Mystery Science Theater 3000 also covered today’s film (and that’s good enough for Cheeseball Cinema) which is known in America as Santo Versus The Vampire Women (in Mexico as Santo vs. las mujeres vampiro and the alternate name Samson Vs The Vampire Women). Professor Orlof (Augusto Benedico) is worried about a prophecy that says that his only daughter Diana (María Duval) will be the next Vampire queen. He learns that the prophecy is coming to life when a vampire by the name of Tundra (Ofelia Montesco) is on the hunt for her along with her henchman. So, the professor hires Santo to try and prevent the prophecy from coming true. The film also stars Jaime Fernandez (A Bullet For The General) as Inspector Carlos, Lorena Velázquez (Doctor Of Doom) as Zorina, queen of the vampires, Xavier Loyá (A Woman Without Love) as Jorge, and the film was directed by Alfonso Corona Blake (The Road Of Life).

santoI swear you watch these films to see just how cheesy they really are and this one definitely has it’s moments. If I was to talk to you about wrestling, I would compare this film to a wrestling film meets vampires. Santo is the face (good guy) of the film while Tundra and her three henchman (Fernando Osés, Guillermo Hernández, and Nathanael León) are the heels of the film. Tundra is basically their manager and they do her dirty work for her which is very typical of wrestling back then. It was also typical that they would get the face good, but he would eventually overcome and defeat the heels and save the day. The whole film plays out like that and we even get some wrestling matches as well. There is only one match that is worth watching and it’s the last one he has in the film, but you can see the beginnings of Lucha Libre wrestling in the film for sure. The cheesy parts of the film are like the bats that are obviously on strings or how the crowd can be heard chanting Santo at one point before they are dubbed to be saying Samson. I also loved how one Vampire tries to fly away, but as soon as he sees the cross on a building, he burns right up. The story is classic, but there are plenty of things to poke fun of in the film for sure. There’s no T&A here, but there is plenty of beautiful women as vampires in it. On a scale of one being close to an A-List Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I would have to give this one a 3 for a final grade because I did enjoy it (that’s cause I love cheesy films). 

I don’t know about you, but I have been waiting a long time for brand new music from Avenged Sevenfold and now we have it in the form of a music video. The band who has tried to keep things hush hush have finally released a music video for a track called The Stage which is off their new album which could drop in 2016. The video opens up with the camera getting closer to a circus tent which happens to hold a very unique puppet show that people will watch. The puppet show is basically a history of world events that unfold in a very unique fashion during the video and it amuses the people. The track itself is absolutely incredible as it showcase the version of Avenged we love from City Of Evil and Nightmare. Which means less hard rock and more of that epic metal sound the band had going for them. While the band plans to unveil the title of the new record on October 27TH, we can bet that it’s going to be called Voltaic Oceans thanks to a tweet that was later deleted by Chris Jericho. The band also unveiled a Deathbot website where you can ask it questions and it answers you. Check that out here otherwise check out the video below:

sharknado 3Ever since the debut of the very first Sharknado film, I knew that we had a Cheeseball Cinema tradition on our hands. For today’s Cheeseball Cinema film, we are proud to present Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No. The film once again stars our favorite Shepard family Finn (Ian Ziering), April (Tara Reid), Claudia (Ryan Newman), and Grandma May (Bo Derek) as they head on another adventure. This film takes place a little after the Sharknado over New York City and Finn is in Washington DC to receive a medal for all his service from the President (Mark Cuban). While there, another Sharknado devastates DC and Finn soon discovers that a more sinister storm is on it’s way and that it could devastate the whole east coast. With the return of Nova (Cassie Scerbo) and the introduction of Finn’s dad Gil (David Hasselhoff), they try their best to take down the biggest Sharknado yet. The film also stars Frankie Muniz (Malcolm In The Middle) as Lucas, Blair Fowler (Prom) as Jess, Jack Griffo (Jinxed) as Billy, and the film features cameos from Chris Jericho (WWE Wrestler), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Ne-Yo, Ann Coulter, Mark McGrath, Michael Winslow (Police Academy), Jackie Collins, Lorenzo Lamas, Kim Richards, Bill Engvall, Cindy Margolis, The crew from NBC’s The Today Show, Maria Menounos, Anthony Weiner, Robert Klein, and a heck of a lot more than that.

sharknadoThere are just so many things tat are wrong with this series that makes it so right especially if you are a fan of shitty fun movies like this. First how does a guy just all of sudden be able to fly a fighter jet and a space shuttle without messing up and how does a son teach two regular people how to fly? That is the type of stuff that this film gets away with and it’s OK because that is B Movie magic. There are so many cameos in this movie that you might miss some of them along the way like I did. One of my favorite cameos of the film had to be from Chris Jericho who plays a carnival ride person. I feel like some of these guys just want to say that they were killed by sharks in Sharknado. Don’t get me wrong because I would love to as well. I am going to warn you now that the next sentence is a spoiler alert so if you have not seen the film and you do not want to know anymore then stop reading the rest of the paragraph. What in the hell were the writers and directors thinking with the baby in the shark birth scene. That is the most godawful scene of the whole film, it took it to a level it didn’t need to be at. That was the kind of moment I could have done without and should have expected it. It was great to see Nova return and for you sleazeballs out there, I did not see any nudity, but she looks smoking hot in the film. On a scale of one being close to an A-list Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I am going to give this one 4.3 for a final grade.

Not too many people remember that when Chris Jericho of WWE fame started Fozzy that they primarily did cover songs and their first album is entirely covers with the exception of one song. Most people also do not realize that Fozzy was basically Stuck Mojo with Chris on vocals. Anyways on the first record (the self titled debut), the band covers everyone from the 80’s from the Scorpions, Judas Priest, Krokus, Twisted Sister, and the track that I chose for the Cover Of The Week Over The Mountain by Ozzy Osbourne. This is definitely not an easy song to cover because Randy Rhoads was such a master at guitar and the band does an OK job at covering the solo, but cover songs are your interpretation of the tracks. Chris Jericho also receives a little help on vocals in this track as the cover also features Butch Walker of the Marvelous 3 fame and I have to be honest, but Butch’s vocals are my favorite on the song even though Jericho provides that Metal voice to the song. I think this is a pretty good cover and so why don’t you check it out below and check out Fozzy because their material is amazing.

aaEveryone was looking forward to performances from A Day To Remember, Guns N Roses, and even Zakk Wylde’s, but nobody saw this coming at the 2014 Revolver Golden God Awards which was Slayer opening the show as the surprise performer. One of the things people expect at this particular awards show is to see who the surprise guest performer will be, but Slayer didn’t need it as the bulldozed their way through classics South Of Heaven, War Ensemble, and the premiere of a brand new track Implode. It was especially cool to see Marilyn Manson intro the band in. Right after Slayer was done with their set, it was time to meet this year’s hosts of the show since Chris Jericho wasn’t doing it this year. Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine of VH1 Classics That Metal Show were the hosts and their intro was horrible. Then it was off to the first presenters of the show as Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park came out to present The Best Vocalist Award (see below for complete list of winners), then that was followed by Dave Navarro and Jill Janus of Huntress presenting the Best Live Band Award.

a dayFrankie Palmeri of Emmure came out next to present the next live band of the night which was A Day To Remember who brought something completely different than Slayer, but they pleased the crowd as the band performed hit songs such as Right Back At It Again, End Of Me, and their closer All I Want. They were the second band to perform and still no surprise guest on stage with which is unusual at this point in the show. Then there was some technical difficulties as we waited for the cameras to show us Tony Hawk and Carmen Electra who were presenting the best live band award which was won by Avenged Sevenfold. They weren’t at The Nokia Theater, but they were brought in via satellite from a gig in Minneapolis where they gave the award away to a fan from the crowd. Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and a couple of members from Memphis May Fire came out next to present the best new band award.

maxThen the legendary Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein along with the sexy brand new lead singer of Arch Enemy Alissa White-Gluz to intro The Pretty Reckless who were the next band to perform that night. Taylor Momsen is beautiful and very sexual on stage as most of you may know, but she has an amazing band that backs her up as they had one heck of a performance. The band performed their tracks Fucked Up World, Heaven Knows, and Going To Hell. Zakk Wylde would eventually come out to do a special Piano performance of In This River to pay tribute to all that have fallen over the years, but who was working the special video screwed up saying that Jani Lane was the singer for Motorhead. Then more technical difficulties plagued the show as we waited for Suicide Silence to take the stage to perform for the first time with their brand new singer Eddie Hermida. The band would play the tracks You Only Live Once and No Pity For A Coward, but it was their last song that was amazing. The band brought out Max Cavalera of Soulfly/Sepultura fame and they performed Roots on stage together that had me saying thank God someone finally had a guest on stage.

joan jettAlice Cooper presented The Golden God Award to Joan Jett who mentioned The Runaways. After her speech, she wanted to perform, but they nixed it so that Alice could introduce the performance. She opened up her performance with a rocking version of Bad Reputation which was tearing up the house. The next track she performed was a track that she had written with Dave Grohl called Any Weather which captured the spirit of the Blackhearts. Then Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were on fire with the next song I Hate Myself For Loving You for which she was joined onstage by Taylor Momsen. What I didn’t understand is that after the performance was done they performed it again to which Billy Gibbons would join them on stage to be the cheerleader. It was one heck of a performance anyways, but I believe they may have been shooting a version for television.

gnrAndrew Dice Clay came out to present the video montage for Axl Rose while Nicolas Cage presented Axl Rose of  Guns N Rose with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Of course from that point on, we were wondering how long it was going to take for the band to actual perform. The crowd was definitely anxiously awaiting the band to hit the stage as we also knew that Duff McKagan would be performing with the band. The band eventually came out and started rocking right away with It’s So Easy. The band would blaze through one of my all time favorite tracks Welcome To The Jungle with a killer intro by DJ Ashba. One thing I will admit is that Axl’s vocals were a little off tonight when it came to his high notes. Then for the third track of the night they would dig into their latest album Chinese Democracy with the Better. The band would then perform This I Love from Chinese Democracy. Then the band kicked into the kickass Use Your Illusion II track You Could Be Mine. The band would continue with Sweet Child Of Mine and a Babe I’m Gonna Leave You/November Rain medley after Axl introduced the whole band to the crowd. My final thoughts on the show is that I thought it could have been executed a little bit better than it had been in the past. I certainly miss having Chris Jericho hosting the show, but after a while the boys from That Metal Show did fine.

Awards:

Best Vocalist- Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age

Best Live Band- Rob Zombie

Most Dedicated Fans- Avenged Sevenfold

Best New Talent- Twelve Foot Ninja

Paul Gray Best Bassist- Chris Kael

Best Drummer- Arin Ilejay

Comeback Of The Year- Deep Purple

Best Film & Video- This Is A Wasteland by Pierce The Veil

Song Of The Year- Lift Me Up by Five Finger Death Punch

Most Metal Athlete- Josh Barnett

Golden God Award- Joan Jett

Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist- Zacky Vengeance & Synyster Gates

Album Of The Year- 13 by Black Sabbath

Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award- Axl Rose of Guns N Roses

a2 revolver