Today I had to post Ozzy from Live and Loud as the Video of the Day, just because I have to remind everyone how great that disc was. Not to mention that was probably the most talented line up in Ozzy's solo career. Zakk Wylde on guitar, Mike Inez on bass, and Randy Castillo on drums. I am glad I got to see that line up live because it was truly amazing, and not to mention probably the greatest drum solo I have ever seen.
If you haven't read the story on Bowie's release of Station to Station you need to do so. This CD/DVD set is incredible. This is the way it should be done. Plenty of options and giving fans something that's worth buying.
I have heard some samples of the new Hellyeah CD and I have to say..I just don't get it. I am really missing something with this band I think. It's almost like they want to be Pantera, but don't want to because of possible comparisons or something I am not sure. I can only say this I only like a few of the songs that I have heard and the rest is simply filler. When it comes time to review this one here at MFNRocks.com someone else will be doing it so you can get an honest opinion. I like Vinnie Paul and the music he did with Pantera, but even the Damageplan music with Dimebag left something out of the mix. I really believe it's the missing element of Phil Anselmo. There is something to be said for the combination of band members and putting out great music. Think about it for a minute. Kiss can write good music, but when they try and go solo, well they suck. Aerosmith can write great music as Tyler / Perry (and maybe some outside others) but Joe's latest solo CD is not so good. I am just trying to get my point across here that there are great teams when it comes to writing and performing music and I think the Hellyeah guys are off the mark.
I am not just going to say that about Hellyeah either. The stuff Phil has done outside of Pantera is terrible, such as Superjoint Ritual. Down is the only project that he has done outside of Pantera so far that is worth spending a nickel on.