By Chris Coutsoukis
It is still hard to believe that on this day, eight years ago, the world lost Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan. Known by most as the founding drummer of Avenged Sevenfold. Jimmy's work forever changed the landscape of American rock music.
While he is often remembered as one of the funniest and care-free personalities of Avenged Sevenfold, many fail to realize The Rev was also the main writer for many of the band's biggest hits. Songs like "Afterlife," "A Little Piece of Heaven," and "Almost Easy" are just a handful of the Rev's contributions to the Avenged Sevenfold discography.
Now, more than eight years after his passing, fans continue to celebrate The Rev as if he never left. Check out some of the posts from his surviving band-mates in Avenged Sevenfold below.
We want to hear from you, what are your favorite memories of The Rev? Comment your favorite memory below.
By Francesco Albanese
In an interview with Metal Hammer, In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink has mentioned her consideration for working on a solo album. When asked about what's next for her in 2018, Brink said "I'm actually thinking, for the first time, of doing a solo album."
Brink has no plan on when the project would release but she did offer some insight on where some ideas for the sound might come from. "Probably the only drums in it would be tribal drums and probably no distorted guitars. Just the softer side of me. That's who I am. Chris [Howorth, guitarist for In This Moment] would not want to do an obscure, artistic, dreamscaping album. That's not who he is."
Brink added, "It would be just me and a piano and one dress and candles all over the whole stage." Brink mentions her feelings on playing without a band as well. "When I play piano by myself and sing, something really special happens. I connect to something that I love," she said, "My favorite moment in our In This Moment set is when I go out by myself to play a song on the piano. That would be me being able to do that for a whole intimate set, and I think it would fill my soul."
You can read the full interview with Brink here.
By Michael Connelly
Green Day featured Santa Claus for "Know Your Enemy" in Phillidelphia around 2013. Billie Joe Armstrong posted it to his Instagram for Christmas! Santa came as a treat to all the nice fans out there in Philly for the 99 Revolutions tour. As a gift from us to you here is the footage!
"God's favorite band," also reenacted the nativity story way back in 1991. The band had their own take on the Christmas miracle with Mike Dirnt narrating, Tre Cool as Mary, and Billie Joe as a wise man. If that isnt enough to entice you to watch the video the Easter Bunny makes a special appearance and hilarity ensues! We hope you all had a Happy Holidays and looking forward to what the new year will bring for MUSIC
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By David McNally
Well folks, it’s that time of year again; the holiday season is upon us.
It’s a time where we spend time with loved ones, avoid responsibilities, consume a ridiculous amount of delicious food, enjoy the snow (maybe), exchange gifts by way of secret Santa and Yankee swaps, listen to Christmas music, watch Christmas movies, and eat more food, what’s not to love?
Well, with kids jingle belling, and everyone telling you to be of good cheer, maybe you’re tired of all the traditions and are looking to add a little more um - how should I say, metal holiday, look no further than below and feast your eyes and ears on Zakk Wylde reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Happy holidays from all of us here at Headrush TV.
By Jordan Lindley
The Sudden passing of the legendary Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sent shockwaves far and wide across the music industry. His wife, Vicky Cornell, has created an endowed fund of more than $1 million to support student scholarships at University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. This endowment fund honors and continues Cornell's commitment to human rights and advocacy for those in need. Many of his friends, colleagues, as well as supporters of UCLA Law are assisting and supporting this endowment fund.
"This endowment honors an influential musical artist who cared about human rights and enables others the opportunity to make a positive impact in the world," says UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.
UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin brought some more kind words towards this fund: "Vicky Cornell and all the people paying tribute to Chris Cornell's tremendous legacy are helping to ensure that the law school will extend and strengthen its commitment to our students and to the pursuit of justice," she said. "Through the work of the Promise Institute and the scholarships that this fund will support, Chris Cornell's influence will be felt at UCLA Law and beyond for generations to come."
Cornell was no stranger to kind deeds and social service. This past November, he was honored with and award at The Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch's Voices for Justice celebration.
"My husband and I agreed that given the opportunity of education, people have the power to change the world," Vicky Cornell said. "UCLA School of Law is an institution known for its academic excellence and we are proud the Chris Cornell Scholarship will provide funding for future students and future leaders of the world under the leadership of Dean Mnookin and Chancellor Block."
At Headrush TV, we applaud every person who made this endowment fund a possibility. It is fitting and true to the legacy of a man whose kindness knew no bounds.
The Maine has released And to All a Good Night, a Christmas EP containing two songs called "12:25" and "Winter Means Nothing(Without You)".
If you’ve been following The Maine for a while, you’d remember their iconic music video for Ho Ho Hopefully - a fan favorite who’s lyrics cover social media platforms on December 1st.
For a recap, check out the video down below.
With the release of the 2017 holiday EP comes a music video for "Winter Means Nothing(Without You)" - which according to a Twitter poll posted by the band, is a fan favorite already. Peep the video below.
You can listen to or purchase the EP here. What are your thoughts?
By David McNally
Tom Morello has always attempted to stretch the parameters with his playing style. Well the guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage just teamed up with rapper, A$AP Rocky on their new track “FTW (F—k the World). The song will be featured in Will Smith’s new film Bright which debuts December 22 via Netflix.
Morello lays down a steady riff allowing Rocky to flow over and match the guitarist rage with his lyrics saying, “The price of grief wasn’t cheap / hope you kept your receipt for this beef/ don’t hold your breath, load your piece.”
The song has a fun vibe to it and should make for an interesting soundtrack. Give it a listen below!
By Camran Ferrier
Alice Cooper just dropped the official music video today for his new single, "The Sound Of A"! A minimalistic and creepy (but still brilliant) song with a video to match, that brings to mind the visuals of A Perfect Circle's "Doomed". The iconic frontman released his first album in six years back in July entitled Paranormal, on which "The Sound Of A" is the last track. The album was internationally acclaimed- charting fourth in Germany and Australia and sixth in the UK and in Sweden, and Cooper is just off the back of a worldwide tour of over 100 shows. Check it the official video for the single below!
The song has a special meaning; it is, in fact, the first song that Alice Cooper wrote entirely on his own back in 1967. It was left to gather dust until Cooper's original bassist, Dennis Dunaway, found it and suggested that it should be considered for the new album. The single is also available as a limited edition10" white vinyl and includes four previously unreleased live songs recorded in Columbus, Ohio, on May 6.
By Jordan Lindley
The Internet. What a beautiful, terrific, horrifying, intimidating, magical place. It’s the only place where you can find righteous rants, moving poetry, and dancing cats in the same conversation. It’s where millions of people look to learn, react, create, collaborate, and share. It’s how news is heard and memes are plenty.
It’s in serious danger.
For those who don’t know, the FCC is about to vote whether to repeal something called Network Neutrality, or Net Neutrality for short. This little two-word phrase is the silent savior that separates the World Wide Web we love from one that could be packaged and directed past reason. Effectively, Net Neutrality is "Network neutrality is the idea that internet service providers (ISPs), including cable companies like Time Warner and wireless providers like Sprint, should treat all internet traffic equally" (Source: Vox). Basically, it prohibits big-name corporations from restricting, blocking, or impeding your internet usage, allowing for an open web as it always has been, and ought to be. If you don't like how high your Comcast bill is, you definitely won't like what the FCC wants to do with Net Neutrality.
This vote is happening tomorrow.
Getting rid of Net Neutrality will harm the online community as a whole, including Headrush TV, including Facebook and Twitter, including Reddit, Loudwire, Netflix... the list goes on. Services, publications, and communities we use and love are in the crosshairs, and the only way to stop the bullet is with our voices.
Scores of voters and citizens have protested before, with SOPA and PIPA in 2012, and we're ready to do it again. It's easy to join the protest, but it will be difficult to win. The deciding individuals for the Net Neutrality vote have a lot of money and a lot of power behind them. What we're asking is for you to join the fight for Net Neutrality by going to www.battleforthenet.com/. Write, call, and make your voice heard. The Internet needs help, and we're asking you to please do your part to help save it. We all want the internet we deserve - so let's make it happen.
From all of us at Headrush TV, we thank you. Let's save the internet, one voice at a time.