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Ozzy-album-1600x1600When you think of English Rock, you can’t help but mention these names The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, and Ozzy Osbourne. These names are the names of rock icons that will never die and two of them recently collaborated for a new track. It was revealed by Ozzy Osbourne himself that he collaborated with Sir Elton John for a new track which also happens to be the title track to Ozzy’s upcoming studio release Ordinary Man which is due out February 20, 2020 via Epic. Chad Smith, who played drums on the album recently told Fox News, “It’s f–king epic. These two iconic, legendary, English f–king rockers that have been through it all are singing about the end of their lives: ‘I don’t want to die an ordinary man.’ And it’s f–king great!” The song itself is absolutely amazing as Elton John provides piano for this song that accomplishes the feat of sounding like an Ozzy and Elton John song when needed or I could just say it’s sounds like an edgier Elton song. Ozzy talked about securing Slash and Elton for the track saying it, “just came together. … When I was writing ‘Ordinary Man,’ it reminded me of an old Elton song, and I said to Sharon, ‘I wonder if he would sing on it?’ We asked and, lo and behold, he agreed, and sings and play piano on the song.” Do yourselves a favor and just listen to the track below and stay tuned here for more info on the album as it becomes available.

Collaborations are a thing in music that has been happening for a very long time like that time when Roy Harper came in and sang Have A Cigar on Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here album in 1975, but in the late 90’s collaborations started to become more of a thing. Limp Bizkit was one of the hugest bands at one point in their careers and no time was bigger than the time they released their third record Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water which debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Charts. The album also featured the groups second collaboration with the late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland who first appeared on the previous release Significant Other (Nobody Like You). The track called Hold On is this week’s Collaboration of the Week as we celebrate and remember the late frontman who passed away December 3, 2014. The song is very melodic and features a slower tempo than previous songs on the album and it helps set the mood for Weiland’s beautiful vocals on the first verse while Fred Durst takes the second verse. Limp Bizkit was recently announced to be headlining 2020’s edition of the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival in Mansfield, Ohio. So check that out and check out the collaboration below:

80456739_10157568836934597_6044723112530935808_nWhen Chester Bennington passed away in July of 2017, he left a huge hole behind in the hard rock scene. The well respected vocalist and lyricist was looked up to by a lot of people in the scene and by a lot of young bands. Eyes Set To Kill, the post hardcore/metalcore act from Phoenix, Arizona where Linkin Park originated from was one of those bands which is why they have decided to pay tribute to Chester by covering Points Of Authority which is off of the bands gigantic debut album Hybrid Theory. The band takes the Nu Metal classic they knock it right out of the park as the track features Philly rapper Whitney Peyton who takes care of Mike Shinoda’s lines even mixing in some of the Jay Z collaboration in there for good measure. One of the things that I have to say about the track as well is that I loved Alexia Rodriguez’s vocals on the track as she does an amazing job channeling the way Chester delivered the vocals, but also doing a great job making it her own. Check out the amazing cover below and check out Eyes Set To Kill on Facebook for more info.

Collaborations are a thing in music that has been happening for a very long time like that time when Roy Harper came in and sang Have A Cigar on Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here album in 1975, but in the late 90’s collaborations started to become more of a thing. One of my favorite bands that got looped into the whole Nu Metal scene was the  Industrial Rock band Orgy all because they were signed to Jonathan Davis of Korn’s new label Elementree Records. In fact if you look at some of the releases from the label, Jonathan made an appearance somehow, but I definitely do not have a problem with that at all. In fact, I am here to celebrate that by naming Revival which comes off Orgy’s debut album Candyass as this week’s Collaboration of the Week. Orgy was a band that was anything, but Nu-Metal with their industrial rock sound that was taking over the scene with bands like Dope and many more. The track is power chord heavy in guitars while having that industrial feel to it as Jay Gordon carries the song vocally before Jonathan Davis comes in during the chorus (the only time he appears is in the chorus) and Davis is also a co-writer of the track. Check out the track below:

pedal cup 2020Two years ago instead of doing the pedal to the metal tournament which was emulating the NCAA basketball tournament, I decided to change it and call it the Pedal Cup. For the first year, we did the world cup edition of the competition and that was won by Japan and Babymetal. That year, we tried our best to get as many bands from different countries as we could and while it sometimes can prove difficult to do, we also plan to do the same for the European edition of the Pedal Cup for this year which will coincide with the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. Returning to this year’s tournament are the third and fourth place finishers from the World Cup edition in Portugal and Poland and they will be joined by Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, England, Ukraine, Holland, Austria, Denmark, and so many more celebrating the best in Death Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, and more. So stay tuned here for more info as the bands will be chosen and all of the countries competing will be revealed.

outlawsWe only did one of these Collaboration Of The Week posts before and with a new song on the horizon, I figured this was a good time to bring it back. Now, I am not usually a fan of country music. but I have enjoyed some outlaw country rock and just about any kind of country that mixes rock music with it. This week, I am presenting to you brand new music from country artist Cory Marks who collaborated with country legend Travis Tritt, Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody (whose no stranger to country, check out FFDP’s cover of Blue On Black), and Motley Crue’s Mick Mars for Outlaws & Outsiders. It might sound like the strangest collaboration for a country artist or even the other guys involved, but when you listen to it, it just makes sense. It has the foot stomping country twang to it during the verses and the louder than hell rock sound attached to it that just blends so perfectly to create some modern day Southern Rock. Five Finger Death Punch is apparently working on new music while Mick Mars is going to be a busy man with the Motley Crue reunion and his solo album that he says he will not release until he is satisfied with it. While you wait for those, check out Outlaws & Outsiders below:

ozzy straight to hell2019 looked like a very gloomy year for the prince of darkness Ozzy Osbourne, but the last couple of weeks and months have been quite eventful for him. From his collaboration with Post Malone to the announcement of a solo album and brand new single in nearly ten years. I think it’s safe to say that Ozzy has finished 2019 on a strong note and just to let you know he also appears on stage for the first time I believe in a year when he joins Post Malone on stage at The American Music Awards this Sunday night. Today was another huge day for music releases as we get a couple of interesting covers from Marilyn Manson and Evanescence, but we also get a brand new track from Ozzy in Straight To Hell which will appear on his upcoming solo release Ordinary Man due out sometime early 2020. The special thing about the track is not only does it feature Duff McKagan of Guns N Roses, but Slash makes an appearance on the track as well and I believe this is only the 3rd time they have worked together. The track is definitely different than the previous single Under The Graveyard in where it is a more straightforward rock track sounding closer to bands like Clutch and High On Fire (musically that is). Check out the new single Straight To Hell and be on the lookout for the new album.