Alfredo Perez (Coral Gables, Fla.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Florida, men’s tennis head coach Bryan Shelton announced Friday.
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More than a decade before he rebranded himself as one of Canada’s best-selling country newcomers, Dallas Smith was a grunge rocker. His four-piece band, Default, went platinum on both sides of the American border around the turn of the 21st century, armed with a batch of sludgy, guitar-driven songs — including the Top 10 rock hit “Wasting My Time” — that the group had co-written with Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger. 50 Rock Albums Every Country Fan Should Own Default’s music was borne by aggression. As Smith grew older and became a family man, though, he realized his personal life didn’t always gel with the band’s material. Looking for a new sound, he turned to country music, a genre that his parents had consistently played throughout the house during his childhood. What followed was an unlikely transformation from Nickelback protégé to successful country pop-rocker — something few people apart from Staind’s Aaron Lewis have been able to pull off.
11.20.14 – The rapture tale remake…
Hunters, anglers and all-around outdoorspeople prepare for an epic adventure with Chris Dorsey as he and his team of architects, contractors and craftsmen build the Ultimate Sportsman’s Lodge in Colorado . In the newest original series on Great American Country, we follow Dorsey and his experienced team as they construct a 7,000 square foot lodge with mountain vistas and a trout stream located nearby. Tune in on Tuesday, November 25 at 8 p.m. ET ! This outdoorsmen’s paradise boasts a beautiful home theater, an enormous bar and saloon for entertaining, state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen, a luxurious dog spa, a well-curated wildlife art collection and more
Metallica promised to “shake the rafters” of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson during their residency this week, and they kicked things off last night with a thunderous run-through of the first song they ever recorded, “Hit the Lights.” The band played the song after sitting for an interview with the Scottish host, who will be leaving the show on December 19th, in which they talked about the re-release of their documentary Some Kind of Monster and joked about The Late Late Show’s horse character having a coke problem. Metallica Look Back at 30 Years of ‘Ride the Lightning’ Ferguson introduced the band’s song – which first appeared on the 1982 compilation Metal Massacre and opened their 1983 debut, Kill ‘Em All – with the help of his demon-eyed, Mohawk-sporting skeleton sidekick Geoff. Frontman James Hetfield played a white flying V guitar similar to the one he used while recording the song more than three decades ago, and drummer Lars Ulrich stood up to play the song’s rumbling middle section. Metallica will be putting out a two-disc, 10th-anniversary Blu-ray edition of the documentary Some Kind of Monster , which chronicled their near-breakup in the early 2000s, on November 24th
Rob Halford says he would love to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
11.5.14 – First image here…
Earlier this morning, while fans logged onto GhostTunes to hear free, 60-second clips of the 14 songs from Garth Brooks’ forthcoming Man Against Machine , the singer hosted a more in-depth listening session at the headquarters of his new record label, Sony Music Nashville. Garth Brooks’ Halloween Treat: A Sneak Peak of New Album The setting — a renovated chapel that Sony currently uses as a listening room — was formal enough, but Brooks kept things casual, taking the stage/pulpit in blue jeans, sneakers, baseball cap and an oversized Nashville Predators sweatshirt. He got serious when it came to the music, though, visibly choking up during a live, acoustic performance of “Mom” — a ballad he described as “a conversation that goes on between God and this unborn baby who’s about to go down to Earth” — and allowing the playback of several other songs, including “Send ‘Em Down the Road” and the flag-waving “All-American Kid,” to move him to tears. Throughout the 90-minute event, he dished out plenty of praise for Nashville’s songwriting community, whose members wrote the bulk of the album. Wynn Varble received the most shout-outs, with Brooks — who only co-wrote three of Man Against Machine ‘s 14 songs, a significant drop from his previous records — emphasizing the fact that he’s not just the singer of these tunes, but a serious fan, as well. “The songwriters of today are way above the songwriters of the Nineties,” he claimed, admitting that he “didn’t trust [his] pen” in the face of such strong competition. “These kids are sharp
Carrie Underwood wraps up 10 spectacularly successful years in one neat little package with the December 9th release of Greatest Hits: Decade #1. The 25-track collection will features four tracks in never-before-released renditions and also includes two new songs, “Little Toy Guns” (penned by the singer with Chris DeStefano and Hillary Lindsey) and “Something in the Water,” which is already a Top Ten hit for the superstar entertainer. See the complete track listing below. Hear Carrie Underwood’s Soaring, Spiritual New Single The 2005 American Idol champ, Underwood has earned 18 Number One singles (half of which she co-wrote) and sold in excess of 64 million records globally. A two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year (and the first female artist so honored), Underwood joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2008
Bob Dylan’s upcoming covers disc Shadows In The Night is officially slated for a 2015 release, according to an ad inserted into advance copies of Dylan’s new The Basement Tapes Complete box set. News of the LP first came in May when Dylan posted a cover of Frank Sinatra’s 1945 hit “Full Moon and Empty Arms.” “The track is definitely from a forthcoming album due later on this year,” a spokesperson for Dylan told Rolling Stone at the time – though the timeline has obviously shifted since then. Bob Dylan’s Legendary ‘Basement Tapes’ Will Be Released It’s unclear what other songs will be on the collection, though this week Dylan began ending his live set with “Stay With Me,” a track that Sinatra turned into a hit in 1964. Shadows In The Night will be Dylan’s first release since 2012’s Tempest and his first non-Christmas covers disc since 1993’s World Gone Wrong
It’s been 30 years since the paranormal comedy Ghostbusters first possessed the big screen – and to celebrate, audio-visual crew Eclectic Method have paid tribute to that classic film with a jittery remix. Jonny Wilson gives the original theme song a distorted electronic facelift, blending fragments of synths, programmed beats and snippets of dialogue from the film itself. On the visual side, cast members like Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Aykroyd all make appearances – along with some of their demonic and ghostly nemeses. Check out the mash-up above, just in time for Halloween – but remember not to “cross the streams.” ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme Gets Marshmallow-Scented Reissue “It’s Halloween, and it’s been 30 years since Ghostbusters was released, so I’m hitting two bats with one pumpkin with this Ghostbusters remix,” Wilson writes in the clip’s description. “Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd’s classic gets the rewind…..streams are crossed, Zuul prepares us for the coming of Gozer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow man appears in all his guises.” Eclectic Method – formed in London by Wilson, Geoff Gamlen and Ian Edgar back in 2001 – have created similar remixes for other films, filmmakers (Wes Anderson), individual actors (Murray) and other random topics (“Orgasm Dubstep”).