It is time to get on board The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More. This week, yours truly is guest hosting with the Legend Mike LeBrain as well as numerous other great guests. We are discussing our favorite artists you probably never heard of so it will be a great episode to find some new bands. See you there at 7pm (see details below and in the cover art).
The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike Ladano Episode 42 This week’s episode is brought to you by the brain behind 2 Loud 2 Old Music — John himself. The man is like a music encyclopedia so it’s only fitting that he came up with this particular Nigel Tufnel Top Ten list. What […]
Check out the LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike Ladano tonight at 7pm on Facebook & Youtube (at Mike Lebrain). I will be joining him as well as Kevin, the legend himself, from Buried on Mars. It should be a fun night talking AC/DC’s new album, the new Iron Maiden album and a ton more releases coming your way. Come join in on the conversation!!
The LeBrain Train – 2000 Words or More with Mike Ladano Episode 32 We were supposed to talk about the upcoming big releases in music last week — and then King Edward died. Devastating. We needed to talk about Eddie. But now, we’ll talk some AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Sloan and more! The angle is based […]
I’m sitting here trying to figure out what to write as how do you say goodbye to one of the greatest, most influential guitarists to ever grace us with his presence. I’m actually gutted right now. I know this news is no surprise, but it is still a shock and gut wrenching loss. Eddie Van Halen finally lost his battle with cancer on October 7, 2020 and in a year that has sucked enough already, this news makes the year that much worse. And what is even worse he was only 65 years old. Gone way too soon.
I remember when I heard the Van Halen debut album back in 1978, I don’t think I had heard anything like that before. The song “Eruption” is one of his best solos and put him in a class by himself. That album is still one of my all time favorite records and could quite possibly be argued as one of the best debut albums of all time. Van Halen had 12 albums together and a handful of live albums and he guested on so many songs including Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”.
We always held out hope that we would see Van Halen play one more time on the road, but now I guess it has been decided that there will not be a next time. I don’t know if I could truly express what his music has meant to me over the years, so I will leave you here with “Eruption” and thankfully we have his music to live on forwever.
It is no surprise on this news, but it is still never news you want to hear. Frankie Banali was 68 years young and has been fighting pancreatic cancer for more than a year. Today, he lost that fight and the rock world lost another good one.
Frankie was not an original member of Quiet Riot, but he was there during the classic years so he might as well have been. He joined the band in 1982 and has been there the whole time (except for those points of band hiatus). He was the one, driving force to keeping the Quiet Riot name in the public eye (for good or for bad). He co-wrote songs like “Metal Health (Bang Your Head)”, “Condition Critical” and most every song on QRIII. He was a massive part of that sound and he pounded on those drums like a mad-man.
Frankie was on more Quiet Riot albums than any other member and has been in the band the longest. He was their biggest champion. He did everything he could to keep the brand going through numerous singers and band member changes He was the one constant. Now that he is gone, I assume the band will now be gone as well but the music will live on.
I think I will throw these on to celebrate his legacy…
When he gets to Heaven, I hope he can hook up with Kevin Dubrow and Randy Rhodes again, maybe they can “bang” some heads up there in Heaven. Who knows, the next Thunder you hear could be them jamming. Rest in Peace sir!!
Country music icon, Charlie Daniels, has passed away at 83 years young from a stroke. Charlie Daniels was a member of the Charlie Daniels Band (obviously) as well as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Since I am from Georgia, I will tell you that Charlie Daniels was basically taught in school…not really, but everyone knew who he was. He was the man that made fiddle playing pretty damn cool with the song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. If country music can rock out, this is the song that does it.
I believe he had at least 32 studio albums and numerous compilations. He was one of the cool guys in country and has influenced so many artists over the years. He left us with a ton of music and he will be remembered for many more years to come. Rest in Peace Charlie!! Play that music up in Heaven since the Devil never got your soul!!
How’s everyone doing out there? I want to give a heads up to some small changes coming to 2 Loud 2 Old Music.
First up, we now have a Logo for the site. Nothing fancy, but I like it and it will now grace all our pages including the website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I hope you like it. We may be celebrating that change down the road, we will see how that idea pans out.
I’ve already updated all sites with the new logo and on the main website, I didn’t change the theme as I couldn’t find one that did everything I wanted to do more than I liked my layout so I update the colors to match the logo. Please go check it out and see if you like it as I do.
In a surprise announcement, Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Jeff Gutt quits the band and they replaced him with the late Scott Weiland. You heard that right. Scott Weiland is back in the band. Well, sort of.
The DeLeo brothers stated…”It was actually Gutt’s idea. Jeff couldn’t take the pressure anymore of living in Weiland’s shadows. As he quit, he screamed at us..”why don’t you just dig Scott up and let him be your lead singer again. That’s what your asshole fan’s want anyway”. So, we did!!”
Late one night, they went out to Weiland’s grave and dug up his bag of bones…
And for some reason, they stole the headstone too.
I had stopped doing memorials for musicians that had died, but this was Neil “fucking” Peart! The best drummer…EVER!!!
My gateway in to Rush was the album ‘Moving Pictures’ and the song was “Tom Sawyer”. That sound, that drumming, that everything grabbed my attention and I have been a fan ever since.
Rush…they were one of the best bands I have ever seen live. I was able to see them back in 1996 and it was a show I won’t ever forget. There was no opening act and it was all Rush!! They played “2112” in its entirety which was mind blowing!! I never saw them again, sadly, which in part is probably due to me thinking that they couldn’t top that show…and you know…they definitely would have been able.
Neil Peart died from brain cancer after a long battle and when Rush called it quits a few years back, we knew then that it was the last time we would ever see the amazing trio ever play together again. There would be no reunion and then another farewell tour, we actually believed Rush when they said they were done.
I am sitting here eating lunch and learned that Peter Tork of the Monkees died today, February 21, 2019. Peter was 77 and passes almost 7 years to the day after Davy Jones (February 29, 2012). I haven’t been doing memorials for passing artists lately as I saved that for my year end In Memoriam list, but I am going to make an exception.
Growing up, The Monkees were a big influence on me. Their whimsical behavior and their music were a big part of my childhood. I am sure it was that Beatles sound, but whatever it was, I loved it (They outsold the Beatles for a short time, by the way).
Peter was the lovable goofball bass player who might have been my favorite on the show as he always made me laugh. Now, I didn’t see the shows live, but I did watch them religiously on the cable station TBS back in the 70’s. The first album my parents bought for me was The Monkees Greatest Hits. They ordered off one of those TV commercials because I am sure I hounded them until they did. I still have that vinyl today and it plays beautifully.
I am going to keep this short, but wanted to pay my respects to Peter Tork. Thanks for the musical memories and the joy you brought me as a little kid.
2018 was a tough year at times and the best year at times, it all depends on my perspective when looking back at it I guess. For my blog, we had a banner year with a vast improvement over the prior year. It is hard to believe that people continue to come back to the site to read what I have to say. It is rather humbling and much appreciated. I don’t make any money on this, it is all for fun so to know people find it and come back motivates me to keep doing it. I never thought I would be able to come up with material, but with over 730 posts so far, I seem to keep finding stuff to write about.
I will keep it to the blog as far as highlights for this past year, except I did turn 50, so that is pretty cool. They say that the first 50 years of childhood are the hardest, and I would agree. It should be smooth sailing from here.
The first highlight, is that I have finally reached 100,000 views on the site since its inception which was about 2 years & 7 1/2 months ago. That is hard to believe. Now, I hope to do 100,000 views in 2019 alone. That is at least my goal.
As far as posts, what were the biggest posts of the year. Here are the Top 5 new posts that were done in 2018: