From their early songs like “King of Rock”, to the guitar driven “Rock Box” and of course the Aerosmith collaboration “Walk This Way”, Hip-Hop legends Run-D.M.C. have always been influenced by rock music. Looks like Rock N’ Roll has also influenced the fashion of music fanatic D.M.C. He ditched the Adidas jumpsuit and sneakers for a pair of black jeans and a rock band shirt.
Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine along with B-Real of Cypress Hill and Chuck-D of Public Enemy have formed a group vowing to “Make America Rage Again”. These guys truly are “prophets” because in 1999 RATM oddly predicted Donald Trump’s successful campaign for President of the United States of America in the music video for “Sleep Now in the Fire”.
When the Beastie Boys filmed the music video for “Shadrach” off of their second album “Paul’s Boutique” they performed at a free show at the Reseda Country Club in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California in September 1989. One of the most memorable scenes in the video is this sequence where an unsuspecting audience member gets hit in the back of the head by a guy stage diving.
As a fan and as owner/writer of feelnumb.com, I spend countless hours researching and locating historical Rock N’ Roll landmarks across the world. Some of these important landmarks are still standing, while others have been either knocked down or are barely hanging on to their history by a thread. This small dilapidated home in a rough area of Tulsa, Oklahoma is one of those landmarks that needed to be saved.
Flavor Flav, raps ultimate hype-man is best known for clowning around on stage with a big clock around his neck and for yelling “Yeah boy!” and “Flavor Flav!” during Public Enemy live performances. What he is lesser know for is being somewhat of an accomplished musician. Unlike most rappers Flavor Flav can actually refer to himself a “musician”.
Let’s get House of Pain a Shamrock at Tom Bergin’s Public House to commemorate the 1992 photo of Everlast, Danny Boy & DJ Lethal on the back of their debut album that was taken at the pub in 1992.
After the 2016 Grammy Awards Paul McCartney of The Beatles & Wings, Beck and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters went to a post Grammy Awards party hosted by rapper named Tyga Jenner-Kardashian at the Argyle in Hollywood, California. They were denied entrance because it was a VIP only party.
Every once in awhile a simple random photo blows me away. Check out this awesome photo of Eazy-E in the midst of N.W.A. fame not being very “gangsta” and skateboarding Venice Beach 1989.
Two guys in two huge bands both named Adam stuck House of Pain stickers on their instruments. Beastie Boys Adam “MC Ad Rock” Horovitz stuck a House of Pain sticker on his green Hondo II Professional Guitar. Adam Clayton of U2 also stuck an HOP sticker on one of his “Zooropa” era Fender Precision Basses.
One of the most important scenes in the N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton movie happens a few years after the group had broken. After years of legal wrangling, trash talk, verbal & physical threats Ice Cube and Eazy-E have a chance meeting and run into each other at the same night club in New York City.