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Lemmy’s Nazi Hat Collection Gets Him In Trouble

hattrick.jpgIt’s not particularly surprising to hear that Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister has a large collection of Nazi paraphernalia. Umlaut enthusiasts who write songs named “Killed By Death” and title their albums Bomber and 1916 should be expected to have an interest in the darker aspects of world history. That said, there’s little excuse for wearing a Nazi cap in a photo promoting an upcoming show in a Germany–and thanks to that little whoopsie, the Warted One is now under criminal investigation. Was Lemmy just making a fashion statement or indulging in “anti-constitutional propaganda?” According to the Kilmister, it’s the former, baby! “I mean, the SS uniform is fucking brilliant! They were the rock stars of that time. What you’re gonna do? They just look good.” Hey, a similar sense of futility is what got Germany in trouble the first time, dude.

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hattrick.jpgIt’s not particularly surprising to hear that Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister has a large collection of Nazi paraphernalia. Umlaut enthusiasts who write songs named “Killed By Death” and title their albums Bomber and 1916 should be expected to have an interest in the darker aspects of world history. That said, there’s little excuse for wearing a Nazi cap in a photo promoting an upcoming show in a Germany–and thanks to that little whoopsie, the Warted One is now under criminal investigation. Was Lemmy just making a fashion statement or indulging in “anti-constitutional propaganda?” According to the Kilmister, it’s the former, baby! “I mean, the SS uniform is fucking brilliant! They were the rock stars of that time. What you’re gonna do? They just look good.” Hey, a similar sense of futility is what got Germany in trouble the first time, dude.

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John Mayer Wants To Write Her Name In The Snow

John Mayer’s cover of “Free Fallin’,” as covered on his Where The Light Is CD/DVD, just missed the Hot 100’s top 50 in its first week as an iTunes download. Between this and that cheesy Bucket List song, it’s clear Mayer isn’t going to stick solely to Da Blooze any time soon, for better or worse. More »

John Mayer’s cover of “Free Fallin’,” as covered on his Where The Light Is CD/DVD, just missed the Hot 100’s top 50 in its first week as an iTunes download. Between this and that cheesy Bucket List song, it’s clear Mayer isn’t going to stick solely to Da Blooze any time soon, for better or worse. More »

The Garth Brooks Blood Feast Time Forgot

garth.jpgI originally planned on ending my post about Red Roof Hotels with a reference to Garth Brooks’ “The Red Strokes,” a song from his 1993 album In Pieces that was never officially released to country radio despite an expensive video that allegedly took 5,000 gallons of paint, 12 white Stetson cowboy hats, 18 full tuxes, and six baby grand pianos to make. Maybe the fact that the video shows Garth bathing in sheets of blood as he screams “Passions uncaged! Thundering moments of tenderness rage!” had something to do with its less-than-aggressive promotion. (It was even left off Brooks’ Ultimate Hits DVD.) The clip and a description of its most horrifying moments wait below.

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garth.jpgI originally planned on ending my post about Red Roof Hotels with a reference to Garth Brooks’ “The Red Strokes,” a song from his 1993 album In Pieces that was never officially released to country radio despite an expensive video that allegedly took 5,000 gallons of paint, 12 white Stetson cowboy hats, 18 full tuxes, and six baby grand pianos to make. Maybe the fact that the video shows Garth bathing in sheets of blood as he screams “Passions uncaged! Thundering moments of tenderness rage!” had something to do with its less-than-aggressive promotion. (It was even left off Brooks’ Ultimate Hits DVD.) The clip and a description of its most horrifying moments wait below.

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Red Roof Hotels Is Ready For The Country

Little%20Big%20Town.jpgWhile not as entertaining as Denny’s recent rock sponsorships (Want to hang out with Katy Perry and Say Anything? Go to Denny’s!), the Red Roof hotel chain is planning a similarly extensive campaign with country musicians. “Red Roof knows its guests,” says CEO Joe Wheeling. “They love Country Music, they love football; they are patriotic and hard working. Red Roof Loves Country is our way of giving back to our core customers, connecting them to the music and artists they love.” Along with ads featuring Red Roof “Ambassadors” Little Big Town and Phil Vassar, the chain will hold promotional radio contests, even giving away a year’s worth of mortgage payments.

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Little%20Big%20Town.jpgWhile not as entertaining as Denny’s recent rock sponsorships (Want to hang out with Katy Perry and Say Anything? Go to Denny’s!), the Red Roof hotel chain is planning a similarly extensive campaign with country musicians. “Red Roof knows its guests,” says CEO Joe Wheeling. “They love Country Music, they love football; they are patriotic and hard working. Red Roof Loves Country is our way of giving back to our core customers, connecting them to the music and artists they love.” Along with ads featuring Red Roof “Ambassadors” Little Big Town and Phil Vassar, the chain will hold promotional radio contests, even giving away a year’s worth of mortgage payments.

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Nate Dogg: Still Not Having The Best Year

Prosecutors have now filed charges against Nate Dogg for stalking his wife, making threats, and driving with a suspended license following his arrest this June. More »

Prosecutors have now filed charges against Nate Dogg for stalking his wife, making threats, and driving with a suspended license following his arrest this June. More »

“Madden NFL 09” Threatens To Make Bands Like Innerpartysystem Famous

madden.jpgAccording to Electronic Arts, “the Madden NFL soundtrack has launched premier artists that include Good Charlotte, OK GO, Fallout Boy [sic!], Franz Ferdinand, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Yellowcard, Dashboard Confessional, Jet, Ozomatli and 30 Seconds To Mars.” Putting aside the idea that a press release might be hyping the “launching” abilities of what it’s touting just a bit, it might be worth paying attention to the lesser-known bands that will appear on Madden NFL 09 alongside Franz Ferdinand, Good Charlotte, The Offspring, and Gym Class Heroes. Better the derivative, obnoxious devil on Fuse you know, right?

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madden.jpgAccording to Electronic Arts, “the Madden NFL soundtrack has launched premier artists that include Good Charlotte, OK GO, Fallout Boy [sic!], Franz Ferdinand, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Yellowcard, Dashboard Confessional, Jet, Ozomatli and 30 Seconds To Mars.” Putting aside the idea that a press release might be hyping the “launching” abilities of what it’s touting just a bit, it might be worth paying attention to the lesser-known bands that will appear on Madden NFL 09 alongside Franz Ferdinand, Good Charlotte, The Offspring, and Gym Class Heroes. Better the derivative, obnoxious devil on Fuse you know, right?

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Buckcherry Gets Drunk And Horny, Does What It Does Best

If there’s one thing Buckcherry’s learned from the success of “Crazy Bitch,” it’s that it there are no points for subtlety in rock today. Witness these lines from their new single “Too Drunk To Fuck”: “I got so many women comin’ after me/ I put some pussy on layaway.” More »

If there’s one thing Buckcherry’s learned from the success of “Crazy Bitch,” it’s that it there are no points for subtlety in rock today. Witness these lines from their new single “Too Drunk To Fuck”: “I got so many women comin’ after me/ I put some pussy on layaway.” More »

Cartel Goes From Dr Pepper’s Bubble To Wind-Up’s 360-Degree Deal

cartel.jpgThey’ve crafted a video valentine to MySpace and entered into an ill-fated promotional venture with a soda pop and MTV, so if one thing’s for sure, it’s that Atlanta bubble-punk outfit Cartel is more than willing to give up personal freedom for a crack at mass attention, even if huge sales have eluded them up to this point. Perhaps this 90th-rate Superchunk will find the fame they’ve been bending over backwards for thanks to signing one of those those of-the-moment, all-encompassing 360 deals with Wind-Up Records, which has the likes of Creed and Finger Eleven on its list of past successes.

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cartel.jpgThey’ve crafted a video valentine to MySpace and entered into an ill-fated promotional venture with a soda pop and MTV, so if one thing’s for sure, it’s that Atlanta bubble-punk outfit Cartel is more than willing to give up personal freedom for a crack at mass attention, even if huge sales have eluded them up to this point. Perhaps this 90th-rate Superchunk will find the fame they’ve been bending over backwards for thanks to signing one of those those of-the-moment, all-encompassing 360 deals with Wind-Up Records, which has the likes of Creed and Finger Eleven on its list of past successes.

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Smell like 50 Cent, Smell Like A Winner

So what if G-Unit’s Terminate On Sight sold less in its first week than Tha Carter III did in its fourth. 50 Cent is a winner! You can go against him, but you’re going to lose! You can go hard… but he’ll just go harder! Even when he thinks he’s going to lose, he wins! Because he’s a winner! More »

So what if G-Unit’s Terminate On Sight sold less in its first week than Tha Carter III did in its fourth. 50 Cent is a winner! You can go against him, but you’re going to lose! You can go hard… but he’ll just go harder! Even when he thinks he’s going to lose, he wins! Because he’s a winner! More »



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