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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, January 27, 2010

With the wedding (WOW coming up on 5 months) and then into the holidays, I have strayed from the music love that I have always shared here on The Couch...so today some cool music news and then our first song posting in almost five months!

This came up on the Radio Happy Hour last night and I think it is the coolest thing in the world...

Check this out...get a bracelet made from the guitar sting of your favorite musician...not cheap, but the money goes to the charity of choice of the artist...find out more at WEAR YOUR MUSIC

Great birthday, Valentines Day, Christmas gift! Comes in a recycled CD case with a certificate of authenticity!


This in from Marvel Comics, Sony Records and those bad-a** rockers, AC/DC:

Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC’s music will be featured in Marvel Studios’ “IRON MAN 2,” the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010. AC/DC: Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The complete track listing can be found below.

Pre-orders began yesterday, January 26th, at Walmart.com for the AC/DC: Iron Man 2 CD and at Amazon.com for a deluxe version of AC/DC: Iron Man 2 – CD+DVD and two LP vinyl packages. The film opens internationally beginning on April 28, 2010. In the U.S. , the film will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and is scheduled for release on May 7, 2010.

The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is the AC/DC’s classic album cut “Shoot To Thrill,” which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the band’s highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour, the second highest grossing world tour of 2009 according to concert industry trade publication Pollstar. The video also incorporates exclusive footage from “IRON MAN 2” and debuts today worldwide. Check www.acdc.com and www.marvel.com for more information. “Shoot To Thrill” was originally recorded for the band’s 50-million selling album Back In Black, one of the best selling albums of all time.

“Jon Favreau’s vision and passion for AC/DC’s music blend seamlessly into this incredible film” said Steve Barnett, co-chairman of Columbia Records.
"The music really underscores the high energy and excitement of the film.”

“Music is an integral part of the Tony Stark and Iron Man experience, and we are pleased that Columbia and AC/DC are taking part in the franchise’s phenomenon. Through this relationship, the band is delivering fans supercharged Iron Man branded music through all our combined consumer touch points, from the movie to retail outlets and even virally with the debut of the new video,” said Tim Connors, Chief Operating Officer, Marvel Studios.

Jon Favreau returns to direct “IRON MAN 2,” with Robert Downey Jr. reprising his starring role as the larger-than-life leading character, along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson.

AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Track Listing:
1. Shoot to Thrill
2. Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation
3. Guns for Hire
4. Cold Hearted Man
5. Back in Black
6. Thunderstruck
7. If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
8. Evil Walks
9. T.N.T.
10. Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
11. Have a Drink on Me
12. The Razor’s Edge
13. Let There Be Rock
14. War Machine
15. Highway to Hell


The Avett Brothers announced their 2010 spring tour dates. With their album I and Love and You debuting at number 16 on the Billboard charts and selling over 40,000 units during the first week alone, these North Carolina rockers haven’t shown any signs of slowing down.

On the heels of an extremely successful 2009 year with their critically acclaimed Rick Rubin produced album I and Love and You, and an extensive electrifying US tour, The Avett Brothers gear up to remind fans just how powerful a musical force this quartet is. Beginning their spring tour on February 4th in Athens , OH the band will travel throughout the US and end up in Cumberland , MD on May 28th

Tour Dates are:
2/24 - Athens , OH - Ohio University
2/26 - Ithaca , NY - State Theatre
2/27 - Cleveland , OH - House of Blues
2/28 - Indianapolis , IN - Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre
3/02 - Columbia , MO - Missouri Theatre
3/03 = Midwest City , OK - Rose State PAC
3/05 - Minneapolis , MN - First Avenue
3/06 - Milwaukee , WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
3/07 - Chicago , IL - House of Blues
3/09 - Ann Arbor , MI - Michigan Theater
4/17 - Oakland , CA - Fox Theater
4/18 - Reno , NV - Grand Sierra Theatre
4/20 - Boulder , CO - Boulder Theater
4/21 - Boulder , CO - Boulder Theater
4/23 - Tucson , AZ - Rialto Theatre
4/24 - Mesa , AZ - Mesa Arts Center/Ikeda Theater
4/25 - Indio , CA - Stagecoach Festival
4/27 - Sacramento , CA - Crest Theatre
4/28 - Santa Barbara , CA - Arlington Theatre
4/29 - San Diego , CA - House of Blues
5/02 - Wilkesboro , NC - MerleFest
5/28 - Cumberland , MD - Del Fest: Allegany County Fairgrounds



One of my all time favs from the genius that was Frank Zappa...

9 Of Your Sparks

  1. ....somewhat remenicent of City of Tiny Lights...

     
  2. Jay Says:
  3. I love AC/DC. Their music is as awesome today as it was when I was in jr high and high school.

    Dang those guys are old. hahha ;-)

     
  4. Bond Says:
  5. PHFRANKIE: Peaches en Regalia...a classic by Frank

    JAY: As are we all Sir

     
  6. Matt-Man Says:
  7. Damn...No "Shook Me All Night Long". That song makes Schmoop all horny and what not. Cheers Vin!!

     
  8. Bond Says:
  9. MATT-MAN: and what is what not?

     
  10. Travis Says:
  11. AC/DC simply rocks.

     
  12. I'm not sure how the movie will be, but that's a great soundtrack.

     
  13. JohnH985 Says:
  14. I'm excited about the AC/DC record. They don't have a greatest hits and this record is probably the closest thing to a greatest hits. Can't wait for it to come out.

    Wish the Avett Brothers were coming down this way. Missed them last year when they did Jazz Fest.

     
  15. Starrlight Says:
  16. I loved Iron Man and I am really excited for IM2. More so for The Avengers =) I heard this about AC/DC yesterday and I was psyched!

    I like Avett's quite a bit. But Whiskeytown still pwns them =)

     

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