Sunday, January 28, 2007

PlanetNim Top 5 Tunes - Week of January 22, 2007

#5. It's Not Over - Daughtry
#4. Our Country - John Mellencamp
#3. Upside Down - Jackalope
#2. Second to None - Paul Stanley
#1. Through Glass - Stone Sour

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Van Halen To Tour 2007 with David Lee Roth

Interesting news to the worst kept secret in all of rock and roll.... Van Halen will tour in 2007 with original singer David Lee Roth. Playing bass will be Wolfgang Van Halen replacing original bassist Michael Anthony. (Wolfgang is the son of guitarist Eddie Van Halen) What was once the greatest hard rock band in the world, Van Halen has been fairly quiet over the past ten years with the exception of a 2004 tour that included vocalist Sammy Hagar.
There has been some controversy with the band as of late mainly due to the ego of Eddie. During the 2004 tour it was not uncommon for Ed to be at odds with the other members of the band including brother Alex. Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar remain close as Anthony has pretty much joined Hagar's side jamming classic Van Halen tunes as well as some of Sammy's solo stuff.
It will be intersting to see how the tour plays out with two of the largest egos in all of rock and roll in Roth and Eddie Van Halen. Personally I'd like to see Hagar and Anthony in the band, but we'll see how David Lee Roth handles the gig. An intersting side not is that the band is slated to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this spring with all former members attendning (save third vocalist Gary Cherone.) Whew sparks will fly!

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

New Orleans Saints Season Over

You don't find many New Orleans Saints fans up here in western Canada. For the most part, this neck of the woods is Seahawks territory. I've been of a fan of the Saints since they drafted North Battleford, Saskatchewan native Rueben Mayes a number of years ago.

I must admit I'm not that big of an NFL fan as I have a preference for the Canadian Football League. I have been keeping tabs on the Saints over the years. This year with the addition of Drew Brees at quarterback, the Saints have enjoyed their most successful year of existence. As I write this the Saints trail the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship game 16-14 in the third quarter. A nice little comeback for the Saints after trailing 16-0 late in the second quarter. We'll see if they can continue the full comeback.

Update: Well I missed the fourth quarter and upon return I see that the Bears scored three touchdowns to put an end to the Saints strong season. Too bad as I really wanted to see the
Saints in the Superbowl... well there's always next year.

Bears vs Colts in Superbowl XLI. My prediction: Bears 10 Colts 27.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

PlanetNim Top 5 Tunes - Week of January 15, 2007

#5. Our Country - John Mellencamp
#4. Irreplaceable - Beyonce
#3. Upside Down - Jackalope
#2. Second to None - Paul Stanley
#1. Through Glass - Stone Sour

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Music Site of the Month:

A new feature to Planetnim is the music site of the month. This month we feature a fairly new site to the online space For those of you who do not know who Paul Stanley is, he is one of the founding members of the legendary rockband Kiss. His alter ego was the "Starchild". Recently Paul launched his very own site. No coincidence that the site was launched in conjunction with Stanley's first solo release since 1978, when "Live To Win" was launched this past October. For those of you who haven't heard the disk, it is very solid from start to finish. Check it you if you get a chance. features the standard news, tour info, biography, photos, but also contains some interesting pieces. For example did you know that Paul was an artist? The site features some art that Stanley displays (and sells) at art shows. Pretty cool stuff actually.

Visit today.

Monday, January 01, 2007

PlanetNim Top 76 Songs of 2006

Well here it is the top 76 tunes of 2006 from PlanetNim. Stay tuned for the top country and top rock tunes of 2006. Will it be Hinder, Default, Paul Stanley or Nickelback? Check out our number one song of 2006.

76 Super Colossal Joe Satriani
75 Ready to Fall Rise Against
74 Right Here Edwin
73 Original Fire Audioslave
72 Someday Sammy Hagar
71 Devil's Juice Warrant

70 How to Save a Life The Fray
69 Idlewild Blues Outkast
68 The Adventure Angel & Airwaves
67 Land of Confusion Disturbed
66 Love Like Winter AFI
65 Talk To Me George
64 Coming Home City & Color
63 Kidding Ourselves Stabilo
62 Sunshine & Summertime Faith Hill
61 Invincible Crossfade

60 She Won't Last Panic Channel
59 Upside Down Jackalope
58 Down in Diamonds Warrant
57 Theme For a Strange New World Joe Satriani
56 Let Me Take You There Sammy Hagar
55 We're An American Band Poison
54 Nothing Left to Lose Matt Kearney
53 8th of November Big & Rich
52 I Love This Bar Sammy Hagar
51Too Little Too Late JoJo

50 Coalmine Armchair Cynics
49 The Grace Neverending White Lights f/ Dallas Green
48 Steady As She Goes The Raconteurs
47 Drinkin' Thinkin George Canyon
46 The Great Divide Scott Stapp
45 Once in a Lifetime Keith Urban
44 Where Angels Dare Paul Stanley
43 Unfaithful Rihanna
42 Tell Me Idle Sons
41 Somebody Else Ashes of Soma

40 The Last Day of My Life Phil Vasser
39 I Can't Hate You Anymore Nick Lachey
38 Promiscuous Girl Nelly Furtado ft. Timberland
37 Easy Barenaked Ladies
36 Second to None Paul Stanley
35 Please Turn Off the Stars
34 Speed of Light Britt Black
33 Living in Fast Forward Kenny Chesney
32 Sam I Am Sammy Hagar
31 Save Your Scissors City & Color

30 Bat Country Avenged Sevenfold
29 Over My Head (Cable Car) The Fray
28 Glimmer Warrant
27 Summertime Kenny Chesney
26 We Are One Tonight Switchfoot
25 Hold My Beer Aaron Pritchett
24 Upside Down Jack Johnson
23 Flawed Design Stabilo
22 Everytime I See You Around Paul Stanley
21 What's Left of Me Nick Lachey

20 Play - Suits XL
19 Since You've Been Gone - Theory of a Deadman
18 Animals - Nickelback
17 Kerosene - Miranda Lambert
16 Mexico - Sammy Hagar
15 Let You Go - Ashley Parker Angel
14 Can I Play With Madness - Mark Slaughter
13 Someone That You're With - Nickelback
12 Check On It - Beyonce
11 Leave the Pieces - The Wreckers

10 Through Glass - Stone Sour
9 Crazy Bitch - Buckcherry
8 Woman - Wolfmother
7 Irreplaceable - Beyonce
6 Hell, CA - Warrant
5 Metalingus - Alterbridge
4 Live To Win - Paul Stanley
3 Afterglow - INXS
2 The Way We Were - Default
1 Lips of an Angel - Hinder