Posts Tagged ‘death’

R.I.P. Nate Dogg (1969-2011)

16th Mar 11 (Wed) Leave a comment

Huffington Post reports:

Nate Dogg is dead, according to a report in his hometown Long Beach Press Telegram, which cited a family announcement.

Friend and collaborator Snoop Dogg appeared to confirm the news by tweeting, “RIP NATE DOGG” and later “We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met.”

TMZ says they have confirmed the report but did not indicate how.

Read the full report and check back for updates.

I dig Nate Dogg.  He was the most (unintentionally) funny background star in gangsta rap.  His juicy, and completely  horribly offensive-yet-gently sung backing lyrics to Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg songs almost always have me in stitches.  He will be missed.

~Dan – Liz JanesTime & Space (with My Brightest Diamond & Fol Chen)


Michael Jackson is not dead!

25th Jun 09 (Thu) 27 comments

Fear Factory Redux

28th Apr 09 (Tue) 2 comments

Stomp rock / industro-metallers Fear Factory have reformed with a slightly different but equally awesome lineup.  Burton C. Bell (vocals) and Dino Cazares (guitars) have put ill-will behind them.  They are joined by bassist Byron Stoud and insanely awesome drummer Gene Hoglan

I first heard Gene on Death‘s Symbolic record.  The man is insane.  I saw him live with Testament on the Demonic tour… the Wednesday before Thanksgiving 199-something.  My turkey and gravy were never so “ringing in my ears” before.

Expect twitchy-bleep thrashing, machine gun kick drums in your face, and lyrics about androids / robots taking over your mind (or your job)… sigh.  Yeah, lyrically / archetypically, Burton’s in a rut.  But I dig the music…  Read more over at Blabbermouth‘s blog.

~Dan – np: Bill LaswellInvisible Design II

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