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  • DAVE GROHL Mourns Loss Of TRINI LOPEZ: He 'Unknowingly Helped Shape The Sound Of The FOO FIGHTERS'
    on August 11, 2020 at 20:28

    Dave Grohl is mourning the passing of legendary American singer, guitarist, actor and Gibson signature artist Trini Lopez. Lopez died Tuesday from complications of COVID-19 in Palm Springs, California. He was 83. "Today the world sadly lost yet another legend, Trini Lopez," the former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman wrote on social media. "Trini not only left a beautiful musical legacy of his own, but also unknowingly helped shape the sound of the FOO FIGHTERS from day one. "Every album we have ever made, from the first to the latest, was recorded with my red 1967 Trini Lopez signature guitar. It is the sound of our band, and my most prized possession from the day I bought it in 1992. "Thank you, Trini for all of your contributions. You will be missed by many, remembered by all. "RIP Trini Lopez" On of Lopez's Gibson signature models, the Trini Lopez Standard was used by Grohl and Noel Gallagher. At age 15, Lopez formed his first band Wichita Falls, Texas. He and the BIG BEATS then landed a contract with Columbia Records. Work on a documentary about his life, "My Name Is Lopez", is in post-production. Today the world sadly lost yet another legend, Trini Lopez. Trini not only left a beautiful musical legacy of his own, but also unknowingly helped shape the sound of the Foo Fighters from day one. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/9KRJXDXeWK — Foo Fighters (@foofighters) August 11, 2020 Every album we have ever made, from the first to the latest, was recorded with my red 1967 Trini Lopez signature guitar. It is the sound of our band, and my most prized possession from the day I bought it in 1992. Thank you, Trini for all of your contributions. (2/3) — Foo Fighters (@foofighters) August 11, 2020 You will be missed by many, remembered by all. RIP Trini Lopez (3/3) — Foo Fighters (@foofighters) August 11, 2020

  • Rockers React To KAMALA HARRIS Being Announced As JOE BIDEN's Running Mate: 'Let's Do This'
    on August 11, 2020 at 19:59

    Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and Axl Rose (GUNS N' ROSES) are among the rockers who have reacted to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's announcement that California senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election. "I think @KamalaHarris is the perfect running mate!" Portnoy tweeted. "She really strengthens the bill and will help strengthen some of Biden's weaknesses that some people have concerns over...This is probably the most important election in US history, so get out and VOTE!" The former DREAM THEATER drummer added in separate tweet: "I know political posts usually sparks heated debates and can sometimes even result in losing some fans, but I've recently decided to no longer silence my disdain for Trump as I find him a truly despicable human being. Just my opinion. Keep the comments here CIVIL & respectful" Bach was equally enthusiastic about Biden's choice, tweeting: "Congratulations to @KamalaHarris on your big day! Congrats to the USA for a [light] at the end of an endless tunnel! VP Harris we are depending on you to #MakeMusicExistAgain ! #MakeSchoolExistAgain ! NOV3 we #Vote @JoeBiden #MakeAmericaExistAgain Please get us out of this hell @KamalaHarris you got my #vote for #rocknroll" Skolnick wrote: "BOOM #BidenHarris2020 it is. The RIGHT call for way too many reasons to get into. Haters/Contratians please take the day off. We don't have time and want to appreciate this moment. Let's do this" Rose, who has been very vocal in his distaste for President Donald Trump, seemed to be less impressed with Biden's selection, simply tweeting out a YouTube link to the Roger Daltrey song "Say It Ain't So Joe". On Tuesday, Biden said in an e-mail to supporters, "I've decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021. "I need someone who understands the pain that so many people in our nation are suffering," he continued. "Whether they've lost their job, their business, a loved one to this virus. This president says he 'doesn't want to be distracted by it'. He doesn't understand that taking care of the people of this nation — all the people — isn't a distraction — it's the job. Kamala understands that." Harris tweeted: "@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he's spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he'll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I'm honored to join him as our party's nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief." #BidenHarris2020 ✊ I think @KamalaHarris is the perfect running mate! She really strengthens the bill and will help strengthen some of Biden's weaknesses that some people have concerns over...This is probably the most important election in US history, so get out and VOTE! ?? pic.twitter.com/ZcGOGCBlw1 — Mike Portnoy ? (@MikePortnoy) August 11, 2020 I know political posts usually sparks heated debates and can sometimes even result in losing some fans, but I've recently decided to no longer silence my disdain for Trump as I find him a truly despicable human being. Just my opinion. Keep the comments here CIVIL & respectful ? — Mike Portnoy ? (@MikePortnoy) August 11, 2020 Congratulations to @KamalaHarris on your big day! Congrats to the USA for a?at the end of an endless tunnel! VP Harris we are depending on you to #MakeMusicExistAgain ? ! #MakeSchoolExistAgain ?‍⚖‍ ! ??NOV3?? we #Vote @JoeBiden#MakeAmericaExistAgain ???? — Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) August 11, 2020 Please get us out of this hell @KamalaHarris you got my #vote ✌️?✌️ for #rocknroll ??? ???NOV3??? @JoeBiden https://t.co/ju3XEHGQiO — Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) August 11, 2020 https://t.co/4X9Z8G2Z6M — Axl Rose (@axlrose) August 11, 2020 BOOM ? #BidenHarris2020 it is. The RIGHT call for way too many reasons to get into. Haters/Contratians please take the day off. We don't have time and want to appreciate this moment. Let's do this https://t.co/5znMxIqakb — Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) August 11, 2020 Your judgment is very questionable. Your judgement is however correct in this case. — Tracii Luk Guns ⨁ (@TraciiGuns) August 11, 2020 So I could be living there again one day...? https://t.co/ETfbhUM99q — Ginger Wildheart (@GingerWildheart) August 11, 2020 I’m kinda ambivalent on the Kamala Harris VP selection. She seems to be a triangulation of ever checked box they would kind of want - women of color, establishment enough, some experience but not enough to have a laundry list of things to attack. Most important, she’s charismatic — Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) August 11, 2020 Experience, policy, rhetoric, identity all take a backseat to basic charisma. I would have preferred Susan Rice, but her bookish, measured style has a very Al Gore vibe. Personality usually wins. And whomever is VP will have to run in 4 years if Biden wins. — Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) August 11, 2020 Kinda weird Ben Shapiro said she was radical far left. I thought the radical far left thinks Harris is a fed. Maybe I’m ill-informed. It’s a safe but interesting pick. The stage is set. pic.twitter.com/yyGVVg8Oxs — Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) August 11, 2020

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