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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne: Scream, Gus G Debuts his Guitar Magic

Ozzy Osbourne does it once again, adding another heavy rock album to a growing list of classic Ozzy albums. “Scream” Ozzy’s newest album shines through the heavy metal dust that he has collected over the last few years.


With a new guitarist Gus G, Ozzy adds another guitar master to the Ozzy worthy ranks. Gus G debuts his guitar magic on Scream, much like Ozzy’s past guitarists.


Here is the lOzzy_Osbourne_Screamist of classic Ozzy albums, with their respect guitar heroes. Although Ozzy has some albums that lack the heavy metal anthems, he does come back with a classic every few years, and with a new guitar hero.


    Blizzard of Oz (Randy Rhoads)

Diary of a Madman (Randy Rhoads)

Bark at the Moon (Jake E. Lee)

No More Tears (Zakk Wylde)

Scream (Gus G)


Gus G has been compared to Randy Rhoads by some critics, and the album Scream does prove it, and gives Gus G (Blizzard of Oz) kind of debut, like Randy had done. Although Randy is still by far the favorite of all Ozzy’s guitarists, Gus G might be the equivalent, but on his own terms, time will tell.


Some of the songs on “Scream” that makes Gus G shine are, Let it Die, Soul Sucker, Life Won’t Wait, Crucify, Diggin’ Me Down, and Time.

Ozzy has once again reclaimed his title as “Prince of Darkness”; the album is pure Ozzy at his best, and Ozzy the only way we want to know him. All the songs on the album are pure metal madness.


Track listing of Scream:

  1. “Let it Die”
  2. “Let Ne Hear You Scream”
  3. “Soul Sucker”
  4. “Life Won’t Wait”
  5. “Diggin’ Me Down”
  6. “Crucify”
  7. “Fearless”
  8. “Time”
  9. “I Want it More”
  10. “Latimer’s Mercy”
  11. “I Love You All”
  12. “One More Time” (i-Tunes Pre Order)
  13. “Jump The Moon” (Japanese Bonus Track)


Scream is a great album, that will be a classic, and part of the Ozzy catalog of classic albums.


Zakk Wylde with Black Label Society have released their newest album “Order Of The Black


By George luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Monday, June 21, 2010

Music Releases: Ozzy, Miley Cyrus, and Eminem

Music releases for week of June 22nd, has some big names, and anticipated releases. Some of the new music being released this week include Ozzy Osbourne, Miley Cyrus, and Eminem.


This will be an exciting week for new music, As there are a diverse selection of new music releases, and so many albums, that had been in the pipe line to be released for so long.


Ozzy Osbourne releases his new album “Scream”, which should be quite interesting for many reasons. This will be the first album that Ozzy has recorded without Zakk Wylde. Zakk had been replaced by Firewind’s guitarist Gus G. It will be interesting to see how the guitars will sound on Ozzy’s newest release.


Since the death of Randy Rhoads, Ozzy’s first guitarist after he left his band Black Sabbath. Zakk Wylde had been the most consistent and longest guitar member for Ozzy, and creating the Ozzy sound we have known  for the last 20 years. Gus G, Ozzy’s new guitarist will be the focus for the next few months.


Can't_Be_Tamed Miley Cyrus just recently released her newest album “Can’t Be Tamed”, which we see Miley making her transition from Hannah Montana, to a slightly more aggressive character, which is more or less “you’re typical teenage girl”.


Some of the reviews so far had been very judgmental on Miley’s music, abilities, and image.  One thing we have to remember about Miley Cyrus is she is a teenage girl, so she is naturally going to be going through changes, I think the critics are being a little harsh on Miley.


One thing we can say, Miley does co write all the songs on her latest album “Can’t Be Tamed”, so this is good achievement. Her new album should sell extremely well like the others, her legions of devoted fans are there. Interestingly Miley Cyrus will be someone to watch over the next 5 years, as she matures into a young woman.


Eminem is another anticipated release, with his new album “Recovery”, since it had been delayed a few times from being released. Many critics are giving it a thumbs down, but his fans will be the ones to judge “Recovery”. Eminem had always been an interesting artist, and sells very well. His fans have always been there waiting for him.


Other music being released this week also includes Cyndi Lauper, with her new album “Memphis Blues”, Uncle Kracker with an EP “Happy Hour – The South River Sessions, Dweezil Zappa, with “Return Of The Son Of…”.


The following is the balance of new releases this week.


Artist: Album:
Automatic Loveletter Truth or Dare
Allstar Weekend Suddenly
Chamillionaire Venom
Closed Heart Surgery The Blue Girl Dairies
Chemical Brothers Further
The Constellations Southern Gothic
Miley Cyrus Can’t Be Tamed
Derek Trucks Band Roadsongs
Danzig Deth Red Saboth
Eminem Recovery
Front Line Assembly Improvise Electronic Devise
Macy Gray The Sellout
Cyndi Lauper Memphis Blues
Herbie Hancock The Imagine Project
Kele Okereke The Boxer
Ozzy Osbourne Scream
The Roots How I Got Over
Pierce The Veil Selfish Machines
Semi Precious Weapons You Love You
Sia We Are Born
Sebastian Blanck Alibi Coast
Sabbath Assembly Restored To One
Stars The Five Ghosts
Uncle Kracker Happy Hour – The South River Sessions
Dweezil Zappa Return Of The Son Of…


By George Luker © Copyright Krule Music Group

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sarah McLachlan: Laws Of Illusion Music Review

Sarah McLachlan has released her latest album “Laws of Illusion”, which is an interesting, intriguing, and intimate album. Starting with the theme of the album “Laws of Illusion” it is a clear indication of the albums mood and theme.


The albums theme is love, lost, forgiveness, healing, and learning to love again.


SarahMcLachlan_LawsOfIllusion_cover Laws of Illusion has a great marketing style, which truly reflects the album, its intimate songs and mood. The album art of Sarah sitting on a quarter moon in the sky with stars all around is a wonderful picture.


One look at the picture, and you would first think it is a children’s album, or fairy tale, but in fact it is a fairy tale album, but for adults.


This is one of Sarah McLachlan’s most personal albums to date, that shines on her raw emotions of love, happiness, and reality of life. This album is a “women in music” kind of album, which describes a woman’s feelings.


Songs on the album like Awakenings, Illusions Of Bliss, and Rivers Of Love give the listener the emotions, beauty of the melodies, and the hope of love to come. Sarah does a great job at crafting her songs and melodies, and along with her unique and recognizable voice, which undeniably make them Sarah McLachlan songs.


All the songs on the album are pretty much like a theme album, and a real life fairy tale.


Amazingly “Laws Of Illusion” is an album that kind of goes back to her roots in music, at the same time is very consistent with her singing and melody, but also moves forward, as she has matured in her lyrics.


Sarah McLachlan sings songs about what we all go through, love, love lost, the pain and agony, as well as moving forward and hoping for a new love and life.


Laws of Illusion contain 12 songs, which are remarkably great songs.


Track Listing of Laws of Illusion:

  1. Awakenings
  2. Illusions Of Bliss
  3. Loving You Is Easy
  4. Changes
  5. Forgiveness
  6. Rivers Of Love
  7. Love Come
  8. Out Of Tune
  9. Heartbreak
  10. Don’t Give Up On Us
  11. U Want Me 2
  12. Bring On The Wonder

Sarah McLachlan is one of Canada’s most underrated Divas, and is often over looked since everyone is fixed on Celine Dion, (which in respect to her is fine) but Sarah is the real diva here.


Laws Of Illusion is a great album, and is sure to please all of Sarah’s fans. With Lilith Fair around the corner, the songs on her album will reflect women in music on the upcoming tour.


With over 40 million albums sold worldwide, countless charities she promotes, and Lilith Fair, there is only one thing you can say about Sarah McLachlan, Brava to a Diva.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Music Releases: Sarah McLachlan, Drake

Music releases for the week of June 15th include Sarah McLachlan, Drake, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the following below.


The two most interesting releases this week are Sarah McLachlan with her new album “The Laws Of Illusion” and Drake with his debut release of “Thank Me Later”.


SarahMcLachlan_LawsOfIllusion_cover Sarah McLachlan’s release of The Laws Of Illusion, is a well planned release, and just in time for the Lilith Fair tour.


Lilith Fair was founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan in 1997. Lilith Fair is a tour and music festival, celebrating and promoting women in music. There has only been two tours so far, which was in 1997, and 1999. Lilith Fair 2010 marks the third tour and festival.


The main objective and purpose of Lilith Fair, is to promote women in music, and act as a fund raiser for women’s charities in North America. To date Lilith has raised over $10 million. The tour had been a huge success in the past, and is expected to be just as successful this year.


Confirmed artists for Lilith Fair include Sarah McLachlan, rock band Heart, Loretta Lynn, Indigo Girls, Kelly Clarkson, Emmy Lou Harris, Mary J. Blige, Cheryl Crow, just to name a few of the divas. The complete list of tour dates and women artists are listed at Lilith Fair.


Drake has an extreme anticipated debut release with “Thank Me Later”, Drake is a Canadian actor, best know on the teen TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation.


Discovered for his talent by Lil’ Wayne, Drake was singed to Lil’ Wayne’s record label “Young Money Entertainment”, which is distributed by Universal Records.


The following new music is also being releases today.


Artist: Album:
Laurie Anderson Homeland
Devo Something for Everybody
Cowboy Junkies Renmin Park
Drake Thank Me Later
The Gaslight Anthem American Slang
Foals Total Life Forever
Light Pollution Apparitions
In Fear and Faith Imperial
Papa Roach To Be Loved
Sarah McLachlan The Laws Of Illusion
Pitbull Armando
Rasputina Sister Kinderhood
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Mojo
Stewart Kicks
Robyn Body Talk Pt. 1
We Are Scientists Barbara


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, have a unique was to sell their newest release “Mojo”, the band is on tour to promote their new release, from their website it states, that every ticket purchase for their tour, gets you a free download of the album mojo. Details are listed on their website Tom Petty.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Music Releases: Christina Aguilera, Jewel

New music releases for the week of June 8th. include Christina Aguilera, Jewel, Iggy Pop, The Cure, and many others listed below.


The two new music releases this week, that are going to be very interesting, would be Christina Aguilera with her new album Bionic, and Jewel with her new album Sweet And Wild.




Christina Aguilera releases “Bionic”, which is going back to her dance music days of “Genie in a Bottle”, this should be an album that goes back to doing what she had done best in the past.


Christina’s last CD “Back To Basics”, was a change from her usual techno dance music, with a Jazzy style music, which alienated most of her fans.


Since the birth of her son, Christina had been out of the spot light, since then a new queen had emerged in the “Shock and Awe” visual technique.



Will Xtina come back to claim her title of Sexy, Sleazy, and Outrageous performer?, or will Lady Gaga keep the title and challenge Xtina?


The next month, will prove who and how this will happen. Christina Augilera’s Bionic will be reviewed shortly.


Next up on the interesting music releases is Jewel, and her new CD “Sweet And Wild”. Jewel continues her country music stint with Sweet And Wild, with songs such as “Once upon a time, used to feel so fine”, and Sweet and Wild”. Jewel’s last two albums had been a change from her coffee house folk music, which we had known her for.


Front Stage, will review Jewel, and Christina’s new CD’s shortly. The rest of the list is new music that is also being released as of today.


Artist: CD:
Against me White Crosses
Christina Aguilera Bionic
Jewel Sweet and Wild
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Before Today
Blitzen Trapper Destroyer of the Void
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
The Cringe Play Thing
Delta Spirit History From Below
Darkness Death Squad
Deer Tick The Dirt Sessions
Hot Hot Heat Future Beeds
Hanson Shout it Out
Here We Go Magic Pigeons
Iggy Pop California Hitchhike (Live)
Kaiser Cartel Secret Transit
Lil Jon Crunk Rock
Angie Mattson Skeleton Arms
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Olafur Arnalds The Weight of Darkness
Plies Goon Affiliated
Ratatat LP4
The Roots How I Got Over
Rooney Eureka
Sia We Are Born
Saving Abel Miss America
Teenage Fanclub Shadows
Tokyo Police Club Champ
Uffie Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans
Villagers Becoming a Jackal
Gary Wright Connected


This list of new releases is not a complete listing. Enjoy all the new music. Stay tuned for the music reviews to come shortly.


By George Luker © Copyright Krule Music Group



Thursday, June 3, 2010

Clay Aiken: Interview on the View, Live Unchained Melody

Clay Aiken was on the TV show The View, where the ladies conducted a live interview, which Clay discusses many subjects from American Idol, to personal issues. Watch Clay perform a timeless classic “Unchained Melody

Unchained Melody, is one of the many classic songs, that Clay recorded on his latest CD “Tried & True” which was released June 1st. Clay Aiken holds himself well, and is a very professional first class act.


Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard (American Idol) will be on the road with their “Timeless” tour, which is set to kick off on July 23rd in Ashville, North Carolina.


Clay, is the kind of recording artist, that is amazing to listen to, but is much more interesting and intimate to see him perform all the classic songs live. Be sure to check your local ticket agent for tickets, incase they sell out fast.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

F.Y.E Exclusive First Time Limited Music Offer

F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment) has a first time offer, which is only until June.15th. For the first time ever F.Y.E. is offering $10 off of orders on $30 or more. F.Y.E. is the largest reseller of USED CD’s and DVD’s in the US.

Used CD's & DVD's at fye. $10 OFF when you spend $30 or more Code=USED103M Expires June 15


F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment) has more than 600 stores in the US, their primary business is USED music CD’s and DVD’s, making them the largest reseller. Their online store, which is separate from the mall store locations, has a huge selection of music.


F.Y.E. competes directly with Amazon for the USED music and the DVD market. What separates F.Y.E. from Amazon, is the huge selection they have in inventory of new and used music.

Used CD's & DVD's at fye. $10 OFF when you spend $30 or more Code=USED103M Expires June 15


F.Y.E. offers many discounts on their website, which includes FREE shipping on orders over $30. They have exclusive deals and offers every single week, so when you shopping around for music CD’s or DVD’s you should have a look at the F.Y.E. website.


Their new releases also include Clay Aiken Tried & True, for a music review, see our post. Clay Aiken Tried and True: Songs for You Tried & True is expected to be a huge hit for Clay Aiken, a CD that will please all his loyal fans, and new fans as well. Tried & True, is a timeless CD of great classic songs.


Again for a limited time only, which is until June 15 so act now.

Used CD's & DVD's at fye. $10 OFF when you spend $30 or more Code=USED103M Expires June 15


F.Y.E. Exclusive first time limited offer expires soon.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Clay Aiken Tried and True: Songs for You.

Clay Aiken’s new CD “Tried and True” is finally released, all of Clay’s fans are sure to be in heaven listening to this great album. All the songs from Tried and True showcase the vocal abilities, and extreme talent this young man has. Tried and True is really Songs for You.


The new CD has some of the classic songs, that Clay had sung on American Idol like Mack the Knife and Unchained Melody, which is guaranteed to please all fans old and new.


Clay-Aikmen-Tried-&-True,-Songs-for-You The best part about Clay Aiken’s new CD Tried and True, it is all classic songs, which we all know, so it gives Clay that ability to really show the world, his God given talent.


Clay does real justice on Can’t Take My Eyes off You, which he gives the song a new feel, to an oldie but goody classic, a real feel good to be in love kind of song.


Crying a Roy Orbison classic, is a great song that Clay and Linda Eder duet together, the two of them have an amazing melody singing together.


On What Kind of Fool Am I, you can hear Clay’s emotions in his voice, which gives the song its extra boast, and makes you feel the raw emotions of the song itself.


The rest of the songs on Tried and True are all great to listen to, and definitely worth buying the album for, nothing that is disappointing at all.


Here are the song titles that are on Tried and True.


  1. Can’t Take My Eyes off You
  2. What Kind of Fool Am I
  3. It’s Only Make Believe
  4. Misty
  5. Mack the Knife
  6. It’s Impossible
  7. Unchained Melody
  8. Suspicious Minds
  9. Crying (Duet with Linda Eder)
  10. There’s a Kind of Hush
  11. Moon River


Overall a great CD, that will not disappoint anyone. Clay Aiken’s Tried and True is songs for you. We strongly recommend this new CD. It is available in stores now and online. You can purchase the album from Amazon from the link above.

Tried and True



By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group