Chickenfoot’s Chad Smith and Will Ferrell look alike. Seriously.

will ferrellWhile reading the billboard top 200 list tonight I noticed that chickenfoot, the band consisting of Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith and Michael Anthony ranked number 4 selling 52,000 albums their first week.

Chickenfoot’s debut was in Feb 08 along with Sammy in Las Vegas. So much for what happens in vegas stays in vegas.

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The point is, while watching their June 6th performance on Conan, I noticed that Chad Smith (aka the drummer from the Red Hot Chili Peppers) was wearing a shirt that said ” I am not Will Ferrell.

How freaking funny is that? Well its true.  Take a look at this video, and you will undoubtedly see the resemblance.

-dion

My album Gallery is now on itunes / dionroy.com / myspace.com/dionroymusic

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Michael Jackson, 50 dies of cardiac arrest

michael jackson dies at 50The LA Times reports that Michael Jackson has passed at 50 years old after being rushed to the UCLA hospital.

Los Angeles Fire Dept. Capt. Steve Ruda told the paper that Michael Jackson was not breathing when emergency personel arrived at his home and CPR was adminstered.

TMZ.com reported that he might have suffered cardiac arrest.

I can’t say that I can accept all of his action of the past decade, but there was certainly a lot of good that stemmed from him overall.

“Bad” was the first song that I loved by Michael Jackson, and my prayers go to his remaining family members, including his children.

-dion

Pete Yorn plays “Don’t Wanna Cry” on Conan

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was on Conan tonight in support of his new album “Back and Fourth” which I posted about a couple days back. Or maybe it was longer – anyway – the point is he killed it on Conan and while I haven’t committed myself to liking this album more than nightcrawler I definitely do like it.

Ill try to add the Conan clip when it becomes available, but unfortunately as I write on wordpress I can’t embed from anything but youtube without having to write code.

Heres the actual version that is on “Back and Fourth” album of “Don’t Wanna Cry” – Nothing from Conan yet!

Don’t forget my album “Dion Roy – Gallery” just hit Itunes last week! If you like Pete, you will most likely enjoy my album as well as he is a huge influence of mine.

5 Things I liked about this week. Mafia Wars, New MusicTaking Back Sunday, Iphone App ETC.

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Im switching it up just a little bit.

1. Discovering Mafia Wars – After making fun of so many friends and family members for playing a stupid online text based game. I joined. And I CONQUERED. I own 2 casinos’s (big money makers in the game) and I have a bunch of gawdy ties.

2. Pete Yorns new album came out, and I still have the entire new Eels album to listen to that I bought the week before.

3. I have 2 new songs that I am extremely excited to finish up. They are called “Of Gray” and “Dirty Hotel Scenery” – The latter of which was on the shelf for 2 years, but thanks tomy new guitar player Peter Roessler forcing me to transpose it 2 half steps – its back with a vengance. My previous album “Gallery” was just released but Im ready for more. We’ll be playing these songs on our west coast tour in July, and possibly performing them on the radio on July 10th. Details to come.

4. I played with the new Taking Back Sunday Iphone app. Apparently you can mix scratch and DJ-ify their track Sink Into Me off their new album with your thumb.  Check it out at the itunes store.

5. Its friday night and all I have to do is relax. Its amazing. It was a long week of intense writing, recording, and thorwing in some real public relations work into the mix, as well as some creative audio design work. Im now onto my 7th episode of the night of How I met Your Mother just as soon as I finish this blog…. and Im off.

New Pete Yorn Album out today! Back and Fourth

yorn-pete-back-and-fourthPete Yorn has been a busy boy the past few months, releasing not 1, but 2 albums!  Pete just released Back and Fourth today Tuesday June 16th, which as you guessed is his fourth studio album. Pete has had an unbeleivable run, and his new cd has hit #5 on the itunes album charts.  Way to go man!  He is going to be touring all summer in support of his new release, along with his new band : 

 Guitarists Jonny Polonsky, Mark Noseworthy and Zak Schaffer; keyboard/Piano Joey Kennedy; and his drummer Scott Seiver.

I have seen Pete Yorn progress as a musician over the past 5 years, seeing him at the American Express Grammy viewing party being the main highlight of 2004 for me :), and I hope this tour gets him back in the publics eye, as he deserves.

As you probably already know Pete put out an album with Scarlett Johanssen, and I must admit, that I havent listened to it yet, so i can;t really do it justice in this particular post – but expect an update shortly, well not too shortly, I have my own West coast Tour to promote my also recently released CD “Gallery”

Petes tour begins July 9th in San Diego and will progress through August, stopping by clubs along the way. Pete has also announced 2 NYC dates, check peteyorn.com for more booking details but heres the list of his upcoming shows. Don’t forget to check those scam artists ticketmaster to get your tix in advance, as he is already selling out!

June 2009
24 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy Theatre

July 2009
9 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
13 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
14 – Houston, TX – Meridian
16 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
17 – Atlanta, GA – CW Center Stage
20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
21 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head
25 – Camden, NJ – Wiggins Waterfront Park
26 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
28, 29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

August 2009
2 – Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargos
3, 4 – Chicago, IL – Park West
7 – Kansas City, KS – Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge
8 – Council Bluffs, IA – Whiskey Roadhouse at Horseshoe Casino
9 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant
12, 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
15 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater
21 – Vancouver, British Columbia – TBA
22 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
24 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
27, 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre

 

 

Theme Song from True Blood – Bad Things by Jace Everett, Season 2 Starts!

TrueBlood Theme SongSo the second season of True Blood started tonight on HBO. Ana Paquin very quickly reminded me of why I didn’t love the show the first season – but the good news is that I found out who sings the opening theme song from True Blood and that I could also find it on my blip.fm account. This was a perfect pick in my opinion as the theme song for True Blood. Kudos to the music supervisor who picked it. Well done! Lets just hope Season 2 finishes stronger than it began. -dion

Heres the Video :

Lyrics to Bad Things by Jace Everett (True Blood Theme Song)

I wanna do bad things with you.

When you came in the air went out.
And every shadow filled up with doubt.
I don’t know who you think you are,
But before the night is through,
I wanna do bad things with you.

I’m the kind to sit up in his room.
Heart sick an’ eyes filled up with gloom.
I don’t know what you’ve done to me,
But I know this much is true:
I wanna do bad things with you.

When you came in the air went out.
And all those shadows there filled up with doubt.
I don’t know who you think you are,
But before the night is through,
I wanna do bad things with you.
I wanna do real bad things with you.
Ow, ooh.

I don’t know what you’ve done to me,
But I know this much is true:
I wanna do bad things with you.
I wanna do real bad things with you.

And heres the Trailer for Season 2 of True Blood :

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