Category Archives: Music

Duff McKagan’s Loaded “The Taking” Ep.1 – Seattle

Exploring the lyrical content of The Taking album (released April 2011/Armoury Records), with a blend of documentary story-telling and music videos/live performance, The Taking was filmed in the band’s homebase of Seattle, WA. It is described as contemporary version of The Beatle’s “A Hard Day’s Night” meets Led Zeppelin’s “The Song Remains The Same”. In addition to band members Duff McKagan, Mike Squires, Jeff Rouse, and Isaac Carpenter, the film also features guest appearances by Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top), and Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), among others.

The Big Deal – “Amaranth” (Nightwish Cover) – Official Video

Please meet The Big Deal, a promising new melodic hard rock band from Serbia. The band is working on their debut album for Frontiers Records now, but in the meantime, enjoy their cover of Nightwish’s ‘Amaranth’.

“While we are waiting to present our music and debut album, we decided to have some fun in the studio and share it with you. The covers we’ve recorded in the studio are a sampling of our musical tastes and just us having some fun. Thanks to Anette Olzon and Nightwish for the inspiration.” – The Big Deal | Recorded in studio “Paradox”, July 2021.