Dirt - Monday, Aug 14, 2017

The actions of the white supremacists, neo-nazis and KKK this weekend in Charlottesville, VA was beyond deplorable.  How can it be okay to have a demonstration with guns and weapons?  And how can it be justified to take the lives and injure innocent people who were there to protest this sort of hate?  We can not let this happen….not in America.  We are better than this.  Hate has no place where I stand. Even though I see stars and bars in my own neighborhood, we must stop the hate, America.  This is not how we make America great again. If you are a subscriber to these hate groups, you have no place here.  Please leave this site. You are not welcome here.  Good riddance!

Congrats to All That Remains!  Their video for the Garth Brooks cover of “The Thunder Rolls” off their Madness cd has received a ton of views already, as so noted by the band in the tweet above.  Their label was getting ready to release a different follow up single off the album to “Madness,” but may now change gears.  Seems logical to me! Lately, songs are coming out of left field.  Interesting since this single has been selling without any radio airplay at all.   And when records are selling, this is a GOOD thing!

In other All That Remains news from Blabbermouth and The Pulse Of Radio…singer Phil Labonte who is not afraid to state his opinion will be one of the featured speakers at Philly End The Fed Block Party, a permitted, free and open-to-the-public outreach event primarily focused around the issue of the Federal Reserve System to be held in Philadelphia Sep 9th.

Outspoken Labonte told Noisecreep in a 2012, “I believe that the government is massively expansive and has taken powers that it does not have. It should not be in the business of deciding who you should or should not be able to marry.

Other featured speakers include Keith F. Smith, cryptocurrency entrepreneur, developer of Nexus cryptocurrency; Steve Scheetz, 2018 Libertarian candidate for Congress representing Pennsylvania’s 8th District, former chair of the Libertarian party of Pennsylvania; Dale Kerns, 2018 Libertarian candidate for Senate representing Pennsylvania; Will Coley, former Libertarian party vice presidential candidate, national director of Muslims 4 Liberty, host of “The Call To Freedom”; Adam Kokesh, longtime freedom activist, Iraq War veteran, author of “Freedom!”, 2020 Libertarian party candidate for (Not) President; Larry Sharpe, 2018 Libertarian candidate for governor of New York, managing director of the Neo-Sage, instructor and guest instructor at Columbia’s Graduate School of Business and Yale University School of Management, respectively; Dr. Murray Sabrin, professor of finance in the Anisfield School of Business.

Another Quote: Labonte told Noisecreep in a 2012 interview that he considers himself a libertarian. He explained: “I believe that the government is massively expansive and has taken powers that it does not have. It should not be in the business of deciding who you should or should not be able to marry. It should not be in the business of deciding what drugs you can and cannot take and what you can put in your body. It should not be in the business of taking your money in the form of taxation. It should not be in the business of deciding if you should carry a gun. We don’t need all these federal agencies that we have. They’re a waste of money. They end up being bureaucracies. The government never ends up getting smaller. It only gets bigger. Once a federal agency is created, it never goes away. They don’t need to spend as much as they do. We don’t need to be in a hundred and thirty different countries across the world. We don’t need a military as big as we have. If we took the army and cut it by ninety percent, that would be fine by me. I think we should we keep the navy that we have because the constitution does say that we should have a navy and if we took the naval power that we have now, we can definitely protect the U.S. and Europe. We have nuclear weapons. What do we need a standing army for? We can downsize the army to the point where it’s just the rangers and the Special Forces and be done with it. We don’t. If someone attacks us, we should retaliate with the most violent force imaginable, but otherwise we shouldn’t be sticking our noses into other countries. We’d be much happier if we didn’t. If someone attacks us — nuke ‘em! [Laughs]

Another quote from 2012 interview: “You get what you get,” he said. “I hate when lead singers and people in bands are so afraid of offending their fans that they don’t say how they really feel so they don’t bum people out. Well, everything you do might bum someone out, so simply be yourself. I don’t like rock stars. I didn’t start playing in bands to get chicks. When I started playing music, there were no chicks to be seen. It was a sea of virgins. I’m not afraid to say this is my opinion. If you don’t like, hit the road. What’s the big deal? If I have an opinion, it’s one individual opinion out of six and a half billion people on Earth. What does it mean? Absolutely nothing. So what if I said something that you don’t like. It’s not going to change the world one iota.”

Read the full story here:  http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/all-that-remains-singer-to-speak-at-philly-end-the-fed-block-party/

The Pulse Of Radio also reporting this morning Alter Bridge will be releasing a live album recorded at London’s O2 Arena and in an interview with Blabbermouth, drummer Scott Phillips said: “The show itself was a really incredible experience. We’ve been doing this for a long time and to get the opportunity to play such a prestigious building and with such a great crowd, we felt it was important to capture that and let everybody get a chance to hear it.”

He went on to talk about the importance of playing live, “It’s what we do. It’s going into the studio and get those creative juices flowing and get a chance to record it, and then you’re touring that for the next 12-18 months. For a lack of a better term, it’s just what we do. It’s what we know. It’s basically the blood that runs through our veins, the live show.

Alter Bridge is in the process of making another album that Phillips says should be finished in December. Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities will be released on Sep 8th and last we heard, an acoustic performance recorded in our studios will be included on the set.  I also heard there will be another Alter Bridge tour this fall with Seether.  Bring it on!

Kid Rock joined Foreigner on stage Friday night in Detroit Rock City. He joined the band for vocals on “Hot Blooded.”

In other Kid Rock news, Loudwire says According to Politico, the Senate Leadership Fund has shared their interest in Rock’s potential political run and expressed that they were hoping he would enter the race.  The Senate Leadership Fund is a super PAC formed during the 2016 election that came about with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s backing. The group’s president, Steven Law, spoke with C-SPAN on Friday (Aug. 11) and weighed in on Rock’s political interest.

“We’d be actually very interested in his candidacy,” said Law. “I certainly wouldn’t count him out.” Law pointed to a recent RealClearPolitics poll that showed that Rock trailed incumbent Debbie Stabenow by eight points, adding, “It’s not a bad place to start.”
Whether he eventually declares or not, Rock has certainly generated some interest in the political process amongst his followers. A Kid Rock for Senate site has launched, along with merchandise touting the potential run and he’s offered several campaign related statements sharing his political stances on social media. Rock also recently announced plans to launch a voter registration non-profit organization. This all came as the musician launched two new songs and videos for “Po-Dunk” and “Greatest Show on Earth.”

Rock’s campaign has caught the attention of several seasoned politicians. Former New York Governor George Pataki called Rock “exactly the kind of candidate the GOP needs right now,” while former presidential candidate Herman Cain had an opposite reaction, stating that he thought the campaign was “just a joke.” Senator Elizabeth Warren was also quoted in an interview as stating, “Well, maybe this is all a joke — but we all thought Donald Trump was joking when he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced his campaign, too. And sure, maybe this is just a marketing gimmick for a new album or tour — but we all thought Donald Trump was just promoting his reality TV show, too.”

Law said during his C-SPAN interview that the view of Rock as an outsider because of his being an entertainer was something that was “superficial,” and should not deter him from running. “The truth of the matter is that he’s done a lot in his home state philanthropically. He’s a pretty smart guy,” said Law. “He thinks about policy and he’s a shrewd businessman. If you’re watching, Kid, we hope you run.”

Would you vote for Kid Rock?

Happy 72nd today to comedian Steve Martin.

 

 

 

 

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