Posts Tagged ‘Bob Seger’

John Bush speaks about his Metallica offer

For most people, it was hard to believe that there was a time when Armored Saint singer John Bush turned down a job offer from rock band Metallica. A lot of people might think that at time he might just look back and think about the mistake he has done.

But as John insists in a recent interview that he has actually very happy about the way things have turned out for him. He said that what people do not understand is that even though Metallica was garnering attention and fame, Armored Saint was becoming popular and doing well. For him to leave all the people he grew up with was not something that sounded appealing to him at that time. Of course, that time they had just one album in their kitty. Who knew that they would be one of the most successful bands in the world?

But even after all the accolades and sales records they have racked up, Bush thinks that the band’s short-lived attempts to take some of the pressure off James Hetfield by searching a full-time singer might have failed. Read the rest of this entry »

Metallica to perform at Rock in Rio and Lollapalooza

As Metallica finishes their highly awaited new album after 2008’s Death Magnetic, the band goes on to work very hard in playing headlining concerts. The band is all set to play a handful of gigs including Rock in Rio on 9th May in Las Vegas, as well as at Lollapalooza on 1st August, in Chicago.

The hard metal band has been doing concerts since they started back in the year 1981. They hardly took any break from their fans who like to see their live performances. In March, last year, Metallica began a tour named Metallica by Request wherein the rooters were handed the freedom to vote for the tracks on setlist, with the online votes shutting down a week before to the gig so that the band can rehearse. Read the rest of this entry »

Metallica set to co-headline Lollapalooza Fest 2015

Metallica, Florence + the Machine and Paul McCartney will headline the Lollapalooza fest. The fest is all set to take place from 31st July to 2nd August, in Chicago’s Grant Park. The metal rockers will hit the stage on 1st August and they are really pumped up for the gift.

The band recently said that this has been nearly twenty years since they have been lucky enough to take the stage at Lollapalooza, so they are over the top that they have been asked to play this year at the now annual extravaganza held at Grant Park in Chicago. They would hit the stage on 1st Aug, Saturday.

Earlier in March, speaking to Rolling Stone, Metallica man Lars Ulrich told that they hope that they would be able to play some brand new material onstage in May in the Rock in Rio USA festival. Therefore it is a possibility that fns might be able to listen to new Metallica sound at the Lollapalooza only.

Ulrich further added that the band has already made a lot of things for the forthcoming disc and that the creative elements are getting close to being done. Read the rest of this entry »

Turn The Page

“Turn the Page” was originally released by Bob Seger in 1973, his version never made the music charts, but an evocative live performance in 1976  helped  the song  become a mainstay of album-oriented rock radio stations, and still gets significant airplay to this day on classic rock stations.  “Turn the Page” is about the emotional and social ups and downs of a rock musician’s life on the road, against a slow tempo and a mournful saxophone part.

Metallica covered the song as thier first single from the 1998 Garage Inc. album and it reached #1 on the Billboard charts for 11 consecutive weeks, the highest number of weeks Metallica has ever spent at the top. The Metallica version has the same tempo as Seger’s did, but with a heavier feel typical to Metallica music; the saxophone part was replaced witha slide guitar line from Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield played a guitar solo before the last run through the chorus.

Metallica’s music video for the song  is about the life of a stripper who prostitutes herself while she is trying to raise a child.

Turn The Page (Lyrics)

Found on  Garage Inc. Album

( Originally recorded by Bob Seger )

On a long and lonesome highway,
east of Omaha
You can listen to the engines
moanin’ out it’s one old song
You can think about the woman,
or the girl you knew the night before
But your thoughts will soon be wanderin’,
the way they always do
When you’re ridin’ 16 hours,
and there’s nothin’ much to do
And you don’t feel much like ridin’,
you just wish the trip was through

(chorus)

Here I am, on the road again,
there I am, up on the stage
There I go, playin’ star again,
there I go, turn the page

So you walk into this restaurant,
uh strung out from the road
And you feel the eyes upon you,
as you’re shakin’ off the cold
You pretend it doesn’t bother you,
but you just want to explode
Yeah, most times you can’t hear ’em talk,
other times you can

All the same old clich�’s,
is it woman, is it man
And you always seem outnumbered,
you don’t dare make a stand
Make your stand

(chorus)
Ah But here I am, on the road again,
there I am, up on the stage
Here I go, ah playin’ star again,
there I go, turn the page
Woah

Out there in the spotlight,
you’re a million miles away
Every ounce of energy,
you try and give away
As the sweat pours out your body,
like the music that you play

Later in the evenin’,
as you lie awake in bed
With the echoes of the amplifiers,
ringin’ in your head
You smoke the day’s last cigarette,
rememberin’ what she said

What she said

Yeah, and here I am,
on the road again,
there I am, up on that stage
Here I go, playin’ star again,
there I go, turn the page
And there I go, turn that page

There I go, yeah, Here I go, yeah, yeah
There I go, yeah, Here I go, yeah
Here I go-oh-o, There I go
And I’m gone