- A Signed Autographed Slipknot Band Merchandise CD Sells For How Much?

Posted in Alternative Metal, Bands, Music Videos, nu metal, Slipknot with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2008 by bandmerchandise

I was surfing around on eBay today and notice that a signed autographed slipknot band merchandise cd currently had 6 bid and was already up to $45.00. There is no doubt that Slipknot is a huge phenomenon and brings in the big bucks for the selling of their rap shirts ….

Slipknot – Before I Forget

I normally don’t link directly to other peoples eBay auctions, but this listing I’ve decided to make an exception. The user Transylvanian-Bride, is using all the money raised from their auctions that will go into a trust/college fund that will be set up for their son. The family recently suffered a tragedy and the boy’s mothers and man’s wife is no longer with them. My mother died when I was 4 and tears came down my face as I read that story. They both worked in the music business and they made some wonderful friends of which many of them donated items at this time where the family needs love and comfort.

My mother died at the age of 30, but this man’s wife died at the age of 22, which in my opinion is way too young for a person to depart from this life. So I thought I’d write a small article in memory of these two women (my mother and this man’s wife) … and can’t help but wonder just how much this signed autographed slipknot band merch cd will end up selling for.

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The alternative metal Slipknot Band Merchandise is signed in silver on the actual cd by all 9 members, but there is no front cover, otherwise it is mint. The seller plans to include to the winner some photos on a cd that was taken with permission so he claims they are nice shots – and I can’t help but wonder what they look like. Transylvanian-Bride will include past/present shows that he has worked on for Slipknot, a nu metal band, which includes live & backstage photos from the shows as well.

I’m probably the only person on the planet that doesn’t have an active current eBay account, so I am unable to email the sellers to inform them of this article, so if you’re reading this and have an eBay account, maybe you could do that one small favor for me and leave me a comment telling me that is what you did. If you happen to know of anyone who sells custom band merchandise, please leave me a comment to let me know.

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- Does Songwriting Come Easy to Pennywise?

Posted in Bands, Pennywise with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2008 by bandmerchandise

Pennywise – Alien

Pennywise is a pretty prolific band. Does songwriting come easy to you?

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(Read All Pennywise Articles) – Sometimes it comes easy. We just finished this album, but I’ve already been writing songs. Every song that you might like at that moment, you don’t know what the rest of the guys are gonna like. We have different ways of writing, we write as a band, then write as individuals and bring them together and add what we can to them. You never know what’s gonna stick. To write 60 songs, we’re lucky we got this many we agreed on to put on the album, because the percentage is pretty low! For me, anyway. I’ve written hundreds and ended up with a handful on our records.

That’s a pretty low batting average.

Yeah, but it just strengthens what you put out there. You might have 25 pairs of pants – I don’t have that many – but there’s only one or two that you’re gonna put on. You gotta have options.

What’s changed the most about the band since you first started?

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Not a lot changes with us. That’s a complaint that some people say, but here’s the thing: When I was growing up, I liked bands like The Damned. They were putting out great punk band merchandise and music, but then at some point they turned goth and got weird and added keyboards and stuff like that. I took it personally. I was like ‘this is my favorite band and they’re not doing what I like anymore!’ … We get criticized that all our songs sound the same, but if you played our songs back to back you could hear that the songs are different. Our biggest changes now are in production… Also we’ve obviously gotten a little older, so we’re more cognizant of world issues. The songs used to sort of friendship oriented, but now we’re expanding into more world themes.

Did you ever envision such a long run?

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I couldn’t have envisioned any run actually. When I got in the band in 1995, I thought we probably had about three years, maybe. Punk started getting popular back then, with bands like Green Day and The Offspring that were taking off. But nothing lasts. You can’t have a scene that lasts for 15 years or more.

Apparently you can. What is it about the So Cal punk style that continues to resonate with kids everywhere?

We just play from the heart. We don’t try to follow trends. And by doing that I think we connect with a core audience that relates to that. Not to be cliché, but if you’re not faking it and being true to yourself, you’re gonna have people that you can keep around for a long time. If you’re just a fair-weather band that’s just going along with the trends you’re only gonna be popular till that trend is over. You never know though. But as long as I’ve got ears to hear and fingers to play my bass with, I’m gonna do this until I can’t anymore. But I think there’s gonna be someone there to come watch us play because we want to do it. But you know, the numbers go up and down. You’re a little more popular one year, a little less the next. It’s not really important.

You’re playing the WBCN River Rave here. Do you like these radio festival type shows?

Radio has changed their style. We haven’t changed ours. And they choose to play our music. And what that does, is it just exposes our music to more people … It’s a different vibe. It’s not like a sweaty club show. That’s so much fun to do, but you get used to them. We have a great time at these shows. You’ve still got Pennywise fans in the audience, but it’s a sign of the times that shows how far punk rock has come. Instead of punk rock changing and falling apart and doing something else, it pretty much has changed the landscape of music, where even corporate radio stations want to play it. It’s kind of like a victory.

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- Memorable Screwball Shows, Pennywise Band Merchandise and Band T-Shirts

Posted in Bands, Pennywise with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2008 by bandmerchandise

Pennywise – Bro Hymn

Any memorably screwball shows?

(Read All Pennywise Articles) – Every time we play, something weird’s going to happen — all the way from playing in our friend’s backyard for two people to playing big festivals in Europe. We’ve pretty much had everything and in between.

They even have some of the most incredible Pennywise band merch that anyone would be proud to wear.

DIY punk rock is now corporate punk rock: What happened?

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It’s unfortunate, but it’s a progression that’s come about because so many people are into punk band merchandise & music. It attracts a lot of people out there with a certain mind-set; whenever that happens, you’re going to have people following the money and people trying to exploit that.

How do you account for the band being around so long?

Probably just sticking to our roots and doing things our own way. We don’t change for any kind of trends. We play the kind of music we want to play and don’t listen to anyone else. You have to stick to what you believe in. People can say what they want — like you said, the songs all sound the same, but we’ve been around 20 years, so we proved ‘em all wrong.

Can you describe that magical power that music has?

A lot of times music brings about something deep inside of us that we didn’t know how to express. Having it put into musical form with drums, distorted guitar, pumping bass and screaming vocals makes it that much more visceral and urgent, especially when you hear a song about something you believe in. That’s why you’ve got so many people who base their lives around music.

Is there a little-known fact about Pennywise?

Probably that we’re all very pro-American. Everyone is proud to be an American and happy to be living in this country. We just want it to be the best place on Earth.

Another Pennywise Interview

Even a stopped watch is right twice a day. Not that there’s ever been anything broken with the music of Pennywise, a band who’ve haven’t strayed far from the muscular and melodic Southern California punk style they helped to popularize in the early ’90s. It’s just that as styles in popular culture shift year in and year out, the band might themselves falling in and out of favor while they themselves remain true to their roots, says bassist Randy Bradbury. This definitely seems to be an up year for the band, who’ve just released their ninth studio album “Reason to Believe” on long time home Epitaph in conjunction with MySpace Records. Offered in the first two weeks for free on the social networking site, the band logged some 400,000 downloads. Metro caught up with Bradbury on the road from Myrtle Beach.

You just released the new album for free through MySpace. That seems to be the new business model that’s going to make sense for bands.

Well, it’s the new business model that music fans want… they want to go get their music for free. And the Internet has opened up so many possibilities for that to happen. So we’re just embracing the inevitable. It’s worked way better than we could have imagined. We’ve always said most importantly we want to get our music out there to as many people as we can… Anyone that can relate to our music and is into it, we want them to be able to hear it….You just have to accept it. You’re not selling CDs, you’re not making as much money, but you’re still doing what you love. We’re really pleased with it.

Will more kids be at a show singing the new songs now?

Yeah, an unexpected plus to this is we do have more kids at shows singing a long to the new songs where before they wouldn’t have known them. The shows are packed… We have a really loyal following anyways. We don’t want to take it for granted, we’ve always been lucky to have a packed house.

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- The 2008 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash in its 8th Year – Part 2

Posted in Bands, classic rock, New York Dolls, punk rock, Ramones with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2008 by bandmerchandise

The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop

(Read more About the Ramones) (Read the Ramones Birthday Bash Part 1) – Finally, in one of the most elegant, poised moments of the night, Mary Weiss performed the classic “Out in the Streets”. Weiss’s voice echoed off the walls and filled the venue, the crowd singing along. Trash and Vaudeville’s Jimmy Webb danced in the balcony, and a soft glow rose from the cell phones thrust in the air. Few songs have had more of an impact – “Down in the Streets” is the punk rock “My Way”, having been covered by everyone from Debbie Harry to the New York Dolls. Without the Shangri-La’s, the Ramones might never have existed, and Joey wouldn’t have written his own version of “Leader of the Pack” with “7-11” (“Oncoming car ran out of control, it crushed my baby and it crushed my soul.”) Not until Mickey took the stage was Joey’s presence more felt.

Leigh continued this Birthday bash tradition shortly after his brother passed away from lymphoma in April 2001. Joey’s family had a huge celebration planned for his 49th birthday, and decided to go ahead with the plan on May 19. It’s gone on every year since then, moving from clubs like Coney Island High and The Continental to the grandiose Fillmore at Irving Plaza. It’s a fitting destination given Joey’s love for the legendary San Francisco venue. When directing the Ramones in “Rock n’ Roll High School”, Alan Arkush even shows up in a scene wearing a Fillmore East t-shirt.

Taking the stage with close friends of the Ramones family, Mickey performed a heartfelt version of “I Want You Around” with even more affection than the original. This is how we loved seeing Joey – soft spoken, sensitive, and gentle. Mickey’s version was just the same, and a perfect tribute to his brother. A dedication was also made to Joey and Mickey’s mother, Charlotte Lescher. Charlotte encouraged both of her boys in their careers and never stopped championing their achievements. Along with Mickey, she helped organize each Birthday Bash after Joey’s passing. Charlotte passed away in January 2007 at the age of 80.

Every classic was there: “Something to Believe In” (performed with Ramones producer and former Plasmatic Jean Beauvoir), “Cretin Hop”, and “Rock n’ Roll High School”. But it was “What a Wonderful World” that has undoubtedly become the Birthday Bash theme song. Mickey reached into the crowd, grabbing hands in the audience and kneeling to sing to them while saluting his brother: “And I say to myself, thank you, Joey!”

On what would otherwise be a somber day, the Birthday Bash brought everyone together for one reason. Having taken such a loss and transforming it into a night of celebration is just what Joey’s family wanted. It’s been seven years without him, but it’s been seven years of friends and family celebrating a truly extraordinary life. There was a spirit in the house that night, as there will be next year and every year after. Happy birthday, Joey.

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- The Slipknot Phenomenon & Why Custom Band Merchandise Could Be HOT!!!

Posted in Bands, Slipknot with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2008 by bandmerchandise

Slipknot – Duality

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(Read All Slipknot Articles) – “I’m not that guy who’s going to tell you it’s harder,” he said. “Harder, to me, doesn’t mean anything. I could give a sh– about hard. Hard means nothing to the Clown. Slipknot is a phenomenon, it’s an enigma, selling loads of rap shirts and the enigma weighs on your emotions. And the emotions aren’t just heavy, they’re cerebral, they’re surreal and they’re on a whole other level. I just know that this album is different than anything we’ve done.”

I was surfing around on eBay today and notice that a signed autographed slipknot band merchandise cd currently had 6 bid and was already up to $45.00. If a signed autographed slipknot band merch cd can sell for this much and maybe higher, I can’t help but wonder how much custom band merchandise made by Slipknot would actually sell for.

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When asked to elaborate, Clown refused, saying that the music, once it’s released, would speak for itself. “Listen, we are the hardest ever,” he said. “We blow all bands away. I don’t give a f— who your band is. I’ve probably played with your band, and you don’t show me sh–. So, it’s like, is this band heavy? Oh, yeah, we’re the heaviest. We’re heavy thinkers, heavy hitters, heavy writers and heavy people, but it’s emotionally heavy. There’s a lot of emotion on this record, and we’re all on the same page with our own emotions, so you’re finally seeing the kings of all the courts bringing their kingdom’s jewels in for one gigantic war.”

But this my opinion why Slipknot band merchandise is such a hot seller & could be one of the best bands in their field and I don’t even think they know it.

But Clown did admit that the record sounds more mature than anything they’ve done previously, because, well, they’re all grown up.

“It’s a record made by a bunch of f—ing adults, and that’s why it’s different. Every record should be different,” Crahan said. “Our self-titled came out in ’98, and the second record, people were thinking maybe we’d give ‘em more commerciality, and give in like everybody else does. But instead, we go completely against that, and we made the anti-sophomore record, and we get all the respect for that.

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“The third record, we start moving in directions we always wanted to. Basically, on the second record, it was like, ‘We’re the drug penetrating the vein, and we’re on our way to your brain and your heart,’ ” he continued. “The third record was, ‘Now, I’m in your brain. Check out this other sh–. No other band can handle this. No one can fathom what we do. This fourth record was done by a bunch of crazy guys in their 30s. That doesn’t mean we’re slowing down or not as intense — our brains are different, so we’re bringing different emotions, different feelings and different anxieties to the table now. This record is another diagnosis of our insanity.

“No one has done what we have done,” he added. “This is a war, man. The sh– that we do, nine guys trying to f—ing write together, and keep this insanity going? Does anybody take the time to realize that? For me, this is like going to Vietnam, serving your tour and then the government asking you to do another tour because you’re a badass. We’ve got 10 purple hearts, and we’re f—ing killers. This isn’t your rock and roll; this is our rock and roll.”

For Crahan, making the record hasn’t been a picnic. The music has taken an emotional toll on him (“This sh–’s real, it hurts, and I’ve cut myself open and given everything to this record,” he said), but he’s cool with that — so long as Slipknot’s allegiant fans, the Maggots, aren’t disappointed with it.

“The reason the fans love us is because they sense and feel something they’ve never gotten from anybody else — it’s loyalty, it’s respect and more importantly, they’ve finally found someone who feels like they feel,” he said. “We’re not your normal band. We represent something to kids they never gotten from school, or their parents, or other bands. We supply a feeling only Slipknot can supply. We have our own culture, because, we’ve done this 10 years for you, and 12 years for ourselves.

“We have nine guys, and all nine are different,” Crahan went on. “But we’re still doing this, so I’m amazed. That’s how f—ing badass we are. Some stupid band with three members or four members wants to bellyache to me? Come on, man — this is the ‘Knot. This is nine guys, an assault on the senses, a physical war through music, and it’s going to be force-fed down your throat, and it will turn your insides out. It’s been designed to destroy you.”

But I don’t think it was designed to destroy but to enlighten others to a hidden truth that needs to be told and it’s that truth that hurts that people just don’t want to hear.

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- Slipknot Influences And Style

Posted in AC/DC, Bands, Beastie Boys, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Kiss, Korn, Slayer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2008 by bandmerchandise

Slipknot – Psychosocial

(Read All Slipknot Articles) – I listened to my first Slipknot song today and I’m going get a patch and make my own Slipknot rap shirt from Planet 13. While I’m waiting for my new rap shirt to come, I could’t help but wonder what the content of the words were behind the song. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks as I figured out why this band is as popular as they are. I’ve been promoting and telling the story behind these bands for months now and being that I’ve always wanted to know the truth about subject matters and get past all of the trash, I can see now why Slipknot is so popular.

Check these words out:

Pseudo-sacred
Pyscho virgin
Go tell your classes
Go dig you grave
Then fill
Your mouth with
All the money
You will save

Oh, there are cracks
In the road we lay
From when the devil fell
The secrets have gone mad
This is nothing new
But would we kill it all
Fate was all we had
Who needs another mess
We could start over
Just look me in the eyes
And say I’m wrong

Now there’s only emptiness
But I’m missing something
I think we’re done
I’m not the only one

Sid Wilson and Shawn Crahan during a 2005 concert Slipknot is known for often chaotic and energetic live shows.

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The band’s primary influences include Black Sabbath, Slayer, Judas Priest, Korn, AC/DC, Kiss and Beastie Boys. Death metal, and black metal, have been mentioned as a key influence on the band’s musical direction alongside nu metal which the band is generally listed as. They have also stated that they are influenced by industrial bands like Head of David, Godflesh and Skinny Puppy as well as Neurosis and jungle music like Roni Size.

Slipknot has an extreme performance style provided by their large line-up featuring a typical heavily down-tuned guitar set-up (lead, rhythm, and bass guitars), two percussionists in addition to the primary drummer, and electronics (samplers and turntables). Robert Cherry of Rolling Stone compared the band’s sound to “a threshing machine devouring a military drum corps.”

Their early work hosted a large range of vocal styles, ranging from rapping to occasional singing to growled vocals. In more recent work, this vocal style remains present, but now includes more melodic singing. The lyrics generally follow a very aggressive tone and feature themes such as darkness, nihilism, anger, disaffection, love, misanthropy and psychosis. Rick Anderson of All Music Guide regards the group’s lyrics as “not generally quotable on a family website”. There has been controversy surrounding Slipknot’s lyrics, including a case in which a pair of young killers blamed the lyrics from the song “Disasterpiece” for their vicious crime and a case in 2006 in which lyrics from the song “Surfacing” were found at the site of a grave robbing. However, the band has never faced any serious allegations that their lyrics may incite violent or criminal behavior.

Follow the reaper posted this question on the Slipknot official message board that I thought was interesting:

Which slipknot song can you best relate to?

Follow the reaper can perfectly relate to “Diluted” while Plague1 can relate to Wait and Bleed

How about you … Which slipknot song can you best relate to?

I honestly couldn’t relate to any of their material, because I never took the time to listen to what they had to say. It does make for some interesting stuff to write about. At least you won’t find me falling asleep reading about that this band is all about. But then again, my life is exciting and I don’t understand why some feel they have to go to such an extreme. That would be one question I’d have for them plus a long list of others – but maybe going to the extreme is the only way most people will listen to a message that needs to be told.

When you post your comments I’d also like to know why you relate to a certain particular song.

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- What Is the Story Behind Slipknot?

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Slipknot Exclusive!

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(Read All Slipknot Articles)Slipknot’s mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal, Marilyn Manson-esque neo-shock rock, and rap-metal helped make them one of the most popular bands in the so-called nu-metal explosion of the late ’90s. Slipknot also outsells ICP in reference to their rap shirts, but even more helpful was their theatrical, attention-grabbing image: the band always performed in identical industrial jump suits and homemade Halloween masks, and added to its mysterious anonymity by adopting the numbers zero through eight as stage aliases. Add to that a lyrical preoccupation with darkness and nihilism, and an affectionately insulting name for their fans (“Maggots”), and Slipknot’s blueprint for nu-metal success was set.

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Aside from their real names, members of the band are also referred to by numbers 0 through 8.(#0 Sid Wilson, #1 Joey Jordison, #2 Paul Gray, #3 Chris Fehn, #4 James Root, #5 Craig Jones, #6 Shawn Crahan, #7 Mick Thomson & #8 Corey Taylor)

Slipknot is known for its strange and often frightening image; the members wear matching uniform jumpsuits all of which have the UPC barcode 742617000027 printed on them (The barcode from their first album Mate, Feed , Kill, Repeat) and each has a unique mask which they are never seen without (on any official Slipknot material) until the interviews on their latest DVD – Voliminal: Inside the Nine, and partially on the music video for the song, Before I Forget. Each member has made a distinct change to their masks after each studio album. Several members have several masks that are interchanged during any one time period, most notably Chris (#3) and Sid (#0).

Slipknot formed in late 1995 in the unlikely locale of Des Moines, IA; after some early personnel shifts, the nine-piece lineup settled around (in order from number zero to number eight): DJ Sid Wilson, drummer Joey Jordison, bassist Paul Grey, percussionist Chris Fehn, guitarist James Root, sampler/programmer Craig Jones, percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan, guitarist Mick Thompson, and lead vocalist Corey Taylor. The music scene in Des Moines wasn’t much to speak of, and the band’s big-time ambition was usually met with disbelief and ridicule, which provided the initial spark for its mostly anonymous stage visuals. On Halloween 1996, Slipknot self-released an album called Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat., which began to build a buzz around the group once it found its way to several labels. It was picked up for distribution by the Nebraska-based -ismist label, and also caught the attention of Roadrunner Records, which signed Slipknot in 1997.

Working with producer Ross Robinson, Slipknot recorded their official, self-titled debut album, which was released in 1999. They gradually built an audience through near-constant touring, working their way up to the summer Ozzfest package tour, which really expanded their audience. Their live shows were a much-discussed hit with metal fans, and the band performed with such energy that Crahan gashed his head open on his own drum kit twice that summer, requiring stitches both times. The tracks “Wait and Bleed” and “Spit It Out” got the band some airplay, but most of the buzz came from touring and word of mouth. Finally, in the spring of 2000, Slipknot was certified platinum; the first such album in Roadrunner’s history.

Slipknot created a huge fan base, and expectations for follow up album seem to be in high demand.

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