Mike Portnoy Ripping Hello Kitty

I never thought I’d use Mike Portnoy and Hello Kitty in one sentence.

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Autotune, Lip-syncing And Everything in Between

Nothing new here, but this video done by RT news illustrates how a large portion of mainstream music isn’t really about the music, and the fans attending live performances are getting ripped off not only by the small fortune they pay to attend the show, but also by the lip syncing.



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Back With a Plan

It’s been a couple of months since my last post in here. Well, to be honest with you, I’ve been busy lately but that’s no excuse to not keep you guys updated.

I’ve been saving up and working on setting up a plan for a new home studio in the past few months. The plan is now being put to action; well, almost! I met with a contractor and we’re almost ready to sign the deal and start the renovation process. A wall will have to come down to make a lot more space in the room, all the walls and the ceiling will have to be sound proofed, and finally after the rough and fine finishing, the room has to be treated acoustically. All these things are part of the renovation plan only music-wise, so you know what all this means for you, right?
*Hint-hint, wink-wink, nudge-nudge*

Below is a picture of the current situation in the basement room which will be soon converted into a glorious music studio.


In the coming weeks (probably starting mid September) you will see more posts like this as an update on what’s happening, and why the hell am I taking too long to start working on the next album.

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What Space Really Feels Like

Seven astronauts have described what it feels like in space but one particular astronaut’s quote (Eugene Cernan) has caught my eyes. You can see the rest here.

Astronaut describes what it feels like in space.

Astronaut describes what it feels like in space.


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Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson is Cancer Free

Copied over from Iron Maiden’s Facebook page.

Bruce Dickinson

We are very happy to announce that following his recent MRI Scan, Bruce was today officially given the all-clear by his specialists.

Bruce says,

“I would like to thank the fantastic medical team who have been treating me for the last few months, resulting in this amazing outcome. It’s been tough on my family and in many ways it was harder for them than me. I’d also like to send a heartfelt thanks to all our fans for their kind words and thoughts. I’m a firm believer in trying to maintain a positive attitude, and the encouragement from the global Maiden family meant a great deal to me. Right now, I’m feeling extremely motivated and can’t wait to get back to business as usual, as soon as I can!”

Rod Smallwood continues,

“We are of course all absolutely delighted that Bruce’s doctors have pronounced him free of cancer. Although Bruce is naturally eager to resume Maiden activities, it will take a while before he is completely back to full strength, as we explained previously. Because of this, the band will not be touring or playing any shows until next year. We know our fans will understand the situation and, like us, would prefer to wait until Bruce is back to his usual indefatigable levels of fitness before going out on the road.

For now, the focus will be on putting the finishing touches to the new Iron Maiden studio album and that is what we will be concentrating on over the coming weeks. The release however will definitely be this year. Meanwhile, I’d like to echo Bruce’s words and thank all Maiden fans. You have been incredibly patient, putting Bruce’s health and well-being first during this difficult time and the band and I appreciate all your positive support.”

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