The Monday Potpourri

THE NEW FOO FIGHTERS VIDEO KICKS ASS

Thank God not all bands have abandoned making videos. Even better, it’s cool to see that not all bands take themselves too seriously either while making videos.

What am I saying, Dave Grohl? I think I love you, man.

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will release their upcoming 10th studio album, I’m With You, on August 30, 2011. Recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA, I’m With You was produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the band’s previous five albums, 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, 2002’s By The Way, 1999’s Californication, 1995’s One Hot Minute, and 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

I’ve seen the RHCP in concert twice now and have never been blown away by their live show. Furthermore, I haven’t really dug much of their newer stuff.

So why would I post something on them then? Great question, friend.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SLAYER

While I haven’t spent much time listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers on my iPod, I have been listening to a whole lot of Slayer. Prior to seeing them live last summer, I liked ’em all well and good but ever since that show, my respect for that band has been elevated twenty fold.

What are YOU doing to celebrate the greatness that is Slayer today? For ideas on how to spend your day (while listening to Slayer of course), check out The International Day of Slayer Task Force website.