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Finally!!!! Metallica on Guitar Hero!!!

Posted in entertainment, games, music with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2009 by rebelhunt

I haven’t been a big fan of Guitar Hero but the game has given me a few smiles and was able to while away a good number of boring days. I still admit that I’m not a big Guitar Hero fan but their latest installment is something that I wished would come and now it’s here! Enter Guitar Hero: Metallica! Just about the best thing that happened to the Guitar Hero title. Hearing and being able to play the classic Metallica songs is just pure heaven and I can’t wait to get this title. I’m a big Metallica fan and those guys inspired me to pick up a guitar and start shredding and what better way to pay homage to them than by putting them in a Guitar Hero title.

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Life in a rock band

Posted in music on November 13, 2007 by rebelhunt

Anyone who’s tried ever being in a band knows just how much work one has to go through. In our case, the main reason that we even started a band was not because of the probability of becoming famous, it’s only because we love to play; plain and simple. When we formed this band, all we were asking for from the members was the dedication and the heart to play, nothing more, nothing less. However there comes a time that certain members tend to bring down the entire band, a sad but true fact.

It happens to almost every band. Changes in the line up is not an uncommon thing, but it’s something that most bands try to avoid as much as possible. Unfortunately, there are times that this situation just can’t be avoided and deciding on how to tell a member of the band and a friend that he has to go is a task in itself.

The thing is, we take our music and the band very seriously, and although we’re not really planning on being the next big thing, we want to see our band grow. However, that’s just not the case with some members of the band. There are certain factors that make a band successful, first is the chemistry, next is the dedication, then last comes the talent. If you have the talent but don’t have the passion, then you’re definitely not going to make it as a member of our band.

The problem we have with one member is that, he plays at his own pace, when he wants to and where he wants to; hell he even never makes it on time for practice. He’s always more than an hour late, now where’s the commitment in that? If he was going to late or somehow couldn’t make it on the said time, he could at least let us know, that’s what a cellphone is for!

That’s not all, his playing style is what’s really annoying. True he is a talented drummer, however he has no discipline whatsoever. He never listens to the pace of the song, instead goes at his own pace. This is very irritating because instead of bringing the whole sound together, what happens is that we end up chasing after his beat, and that’s just plain stupid. Time and time again we would always tell him to control his pace, listen to the song and go with it. Unfortunately our efforts fell upon deaf ears because up to this day, he still plays the same way; no discipline.

At times he would even play only to please the crowd, now what the hell is that! Don’t get me wrong, it’s only normal to get the crowd hyped up, but to the point where the rest of the band and even the songs suffer, thanks but no thanks. So, unfortunate as it is, we are now forced to replace him with someone who can fit in. It’s a sad waste of talent, but that’s life in a rock band.