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Toby Keith, “Hope On The Rocks” (Show Dog-Universal)

Toby Keith wants you to know he’s not just a beer man. Whiskey will do in a pinch.

Perhaps expected from the album title, only two of the 10 new songs don’t reference some sort of drinking.

Most feature his favorite malt beverage in their titles or lyrics (“I Like Girls That Drink Beer,” ”Cold Beer Country,” ”Haven’t Had A Drink All Day” and a bonus remix of 2011′s “Beers Ago”), but whiskey gets its share of shout outs.

“Daddy makes the whiskey and mama say the prayers,” Keith sings in “Scat Cat,” a song about a family of moonshiners.

The songs are full of practical drinking advice as well.

“Always drink upstream from your cattle,” says an old man to a younger one in “Get Got.” ”Don’t mix your whiskey with decision/Ask forgiveness not permission,” Keith sings later in the same song.

As for the music, Keith is smart enough not to mess with a winning formula. There are weeping steel guitars, omnipresent drums and an occasional fiddle. It all makes for sing-along stuff that’s sure to keep his fans happy and provide more than a few toast-worthy moments in concert.

He certainly shouldn’t have any problem finding a tour sponsor.

CHECK OUT THIS TRACK: “The Size I Wear” with the unforgettable rhyme: “She was five foot two ’bout ninety-five pounds/She was round in the places she’s supposed to be round.”

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The 2010 documentary Ain’t In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm will be released in movie theaters nationwide for the first time next year. The film follows the singer-drummer and longtime member of the Band after his 2007 comeback album Dirt Farmer and tracks Helm as he writes the followup, 2010′s Electric Dirt, which won the inaugural Grammy for Best Americana Album. Director Jacob Hatley shot the film over more than two years, spending time with Helm at the musician’s Woodstock, New York, home, the famed locale of Helm’s Midnight Ramble concert series.

Levon Helm died on April 19th in New York of throat cancer. He was 71.
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Let’s take a look at recent history. When was Black Friday? When did the Dow drop 800 points? When was the big heist when all the bank stimulus money was given out with no accountability? Watching Mitt Romney and the Republicans campaigning right now, you’d never know all these things happened during the Bush administration. They speak as if the economy collapsed the day Obama was sworn into office.

Right now, the Dow is at 13,000. It was below 8,000 when the president took office. Job growth is rising. Unemployment is dropping. We desperately need to stay the course with this president.

At the second debate, somebody asked how Bush and Romney differ. I’ll give you the answer: Romney’s taller, Mormon and a little smarter and meaner. That’s about it. I couldn’t believe how he acted at that debate. He’s a churlish little prick. At least Bush was affable. I don’t care if it’s a debate and you’re running for office. It’s not right to be that rude to the President of the United States, let alone anybody else. Also, you don’t get offended when you get corrected. Unlike President Obama, Mitt Romney has been inside the bubble all his life. He has no idea what’s going on here. He has no idea how descructive Bush’s eight years were to this country.

18 Ways Mitt Romney Is Just Like George W. Bush

After running for years as a hard-right conservative, Romney is sprinting to the center in the final days of the campaign. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. He cast himself as a moderate back when he became Governor of Massachusetts. He’ll be whatever he thinks he has to be in order to win. He is just raw ambition with no real ideology. Great, he’s got ambition. I have the ambition to play quarterback for the New York Jets. It’s not gonna happen.

Many people don’t understand the obstacles the Republican party has put in the way of President Obama. From day one, they’ve refused to let him govern. What is the value of the perpetual filibuster? You don’t get anything done at all. Mitt’s been calling for that since the first day. So we have watered down versions of everything Obama asked for. But the second term will get better. Even Bill Clinton, in the face of all that Ken Starr nonsense, managed to get a lot done in his second term.

I feel like I’m watching a long, drawn-out version of Blazing Saddles – all of the characters are there. At last, Obama found the Waco Kid. That’s Bill Clinton. Karl Rove is Hedley Lamarr, and the Republican caucus is the guys from the fire scene. They’re all in there. I swear.

I think that President Obama has done the best he possibly could during the first term considering that his opposition was willing to do whatever necessary to destroy him, even if it meant damaging the country in the process. I love Obama’s calm and dignity. A lot of people confuse that with being aloof, but I know people that have held that job. It’s a 24-hour barrage of information. Reagan wasn’t wrong taking a break from it. At least Obama’s been on the job. He didn’t spend 200 days at a ranch clearing brush.

What’s frustrating for me right now is that the GOP noise machine has managed to convince working-class people to vote against their economic interests. They’re watching the propaganda and really buying into it. They don’t even realize that the Chinese keep beating us at this stuff because they pretty much have slaves, and as long as we keep shipping jobs over there it’s gonna be that way. It’s not rocket science. You just have to dig a little deeper than the stuff the talking heads are feeding you every day.

It shouldn’t be hard to counter all the lies of the Republican party. It’s all just transparent bullshit. Rachel Maddow and her staff manage to ferret out the truth on a daily basis. Sadly, the broader public is watching Fox, although this is changing. That network is a propaganda machine invented by Rupert Murdoch for the agenda of loosening up everything for the one percent.

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Look, Mitt Romney has never governed. He’s been running for president forever. He was the chief executive of Massachusetts, and he left them with a huge deficit. All he’s done is predatory venture capitalism. That’s it. He doesn’t know how to make jobs. He knows how to get rid of jobs.

After getting driven into the ground by the policies of the Bush administration, the economy is creeping up. It’s doing that because people are sticking their shoulders to the wheel. Community banks are doing a lot of lending to small businesses and keeping them going. I just traveled through 80 cities in the country, and they’re working on roads everywhere. That’s the Obama stimulus money at work. He’s lead this country back from the brink of a complete disaster. Romney stands for all the policies that got us into this mess. It’s imperative that Obama gets re-elected, and I’m going to do everything I can between now and the election to make sure that happens.

With only a few days left, there is very little opportunity for nuance, so I will just tell you from my gut. I never in my lifetime thought I would see a creepier politician than Richard Nixon, but in the last few days, it became clear that Willard Mitt Romney is really, really creepy. Icky creepy, as my granddaughter would put it.

Halloween is over. Get off the couch, get to the polls, and vote the Democratic ticket. As a fellow citizen, I implore you to exercise your sacred trust and cast your ballot in favor of common sense and the future.

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Though the San Francisco Giants completed a sweep of Eminem’s hometown Detroit Tigers last night to win the World Series, a new hat style on the rapper’s favorite baseball team has confirmed, in a roundabout way, an album due next year. The Eminem Baseball Tribute Hat has a side panel listing various years that are “dedicated to the landmark Eminem solo albums,” and right after 2010 comes 2013. Eminem released his last album, Recovery, in 2010.

The Eminem Baseball Tribute Hat is available on the rapper’s website.
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RollingStone.com will be premiering Aerosmith’s Music From Another Dimension! album, one track at a time, in the weeks leading up to the November 6th release.

Steven Tyler made some new friends during his two years on American Idol. While sitting beside Jennifer Lopez at the judges table, the Aerosmith singer delved into the worlds of pure pop, country and other genres far outside his usual hard-rock territory. He also found a new singing partner in the form of young country music star Carrie Underwood, whose career was launched as the winner of AI in 2005.

Tyler and Underwood performed a duet this year on a Country Music Television special and rocked Aerosmith’s classic “Walk This Way” and her hit “Undo It” together at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards. Since graduating from Idol, Underwood has been awarded a pile of Grammys and platinum records as a country pop singer, but she’s also become a true believer in brand Tyler, even performing a cover of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion” on her current tour.

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The two singers share another musical connection: frequent Aerosmith collaborator Marti Frederiksen was a co-writer of “Undo It” with Underwood (and former Idol judge Kara DioGuardi). During sessions for Music From Another Dimension!, Tyler and Frederiksen wrote and recorded “Can’t Stop Loving You” with the rest of Aerosmith, and the ballad took on a romantic country flavor. Tyler sang it with an emotional drawl not unlike on the band’s 1993 hit “Cryin’.”

“This was another one like that,” Tyler says of the new song. “I sang it a little country & western. When it was done, it was discussed that I might have sang it a little too country. And all along we thought, should we get someone in?”

It turned out that Underwood was in Los Angeles at just the right moment. “It was last-minute,” Tyler recalls. “She was in town doing something. I called her up and she said, ‘I’m leaving tomorrow.’ And I said, ‘Can you come over tonight?’ I called Joe [Perry] up, and the rest is history. She just did it. It really does work.”

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Public Image Ltd. Lead a Fiery Sermon in Los Angeles

The piercing sound of John Lydon’s voice is still like no other. During Public Image Ltd.’s two-hour concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Sunday night, he sang with a mixture of biting antagonism and real vulnerability, filling the theater with a fiery wail and compelling new songs from the reunited post-punk originators.

Sunday’s concert came near the end of the band’s three-year touring journey, which included the release this year of This Is PiL, the band’s first new album in two decades and a return to form, as Lydon demonstrated in L.A. “We come from chaos/ You cannot change us, ” he shouted during the album’s “One Drop” against sharply echoing guitar lines of Lu Edmonds. “Cannot explain us/ And that’s what makes us.”

Dressed in a two-toned shirt, bright orange suspenders hanging behind him, Lydon comfortably mixed his past and present, with song choices stretching back to PiL’s 1978 debut, First Issue, recorded shortly after he left the Sex Pistols. The sides of his head were cropped short, leaving a blond tuft of hair on top, and earrings dangled from both sides. Between songs, he soothed his throat by lifting a liquor bottle to his mouth, taking a swig, gargling and spitting it out.

The new album’s “Reggie Song” shook from searing guitar with an Arabic flavor as Lydon sang, his hand raised. He grunted his words through a stretched-out “Bags” (from 1986′s generically titled Album) over a deep bass rumble with slices of guitar. When a fan slurred back a lyric between songs, Lydon turned with a wicked grin. “With a voice like that, that why I’m up here and you’re down there.”

The concert was filmed as part of an ongoing documentary project on the band, which Lydon unexpectedly reconvened in 2009 after a long hibernation with the lineup of Edmonds, drummer Bruce Smith and bassist Scott Firth (who also operates the laptop). It was a homecoming for Lydon, who has lived in Los Angeles and Malibu since the Eighties, and he teased locals for cheering not quite loudly enough: “Laid back as usual? That’s OK, la la. I live in la la.”

Lydon has spent many of the last 20 years working on television, and reunited first with the Sex Pistols in 1996, but he has been unwilling or unable to create new songs with the groundbreaking punk act. His history with PiL is much longer, and it was the outfit in which he expanded and experimented with his voice. The PiL reunion inspired him to write again, and he is already making plans for another album with them.

Onstage in L.A., he came alive in a different way from the Pistols, with a deeper repertoire to draw from. Standing in front of a huge circular “PiL” logo and rope netting, the band ripped through the decades, from 1989′s “Disappointed” back to 1979′s agonized “Death Disco,” as Edmonds played a multitude of string instruments, even sawing a bow against a tear-shaped bouzouki.

Lydon often spoke cryptically to the audience. He noted the impending election by declaring, “Vote for the right one and let it not be in the name of religion,” just as Edmonds began the ominous chords from “Religion,” an early PiL track from their debut. The anti-religious screed was stretched to epic length and took on extra bite at Club Nokia, reflecting the aftermath of abuse allegations in the Catholic church in recent years. Lydon made that connection overt, too, adding new lyrics to the original: “I fear no evil except for the priests/ Look what they’ve done/ Lock up your children.” The song continued as he introduced the band, calling Edmonds “Jesus Christ” and adding, “The guitar will cleanse your soul.” Turning to bassist Firth, he said, “Beelzebub, turn up the bass, turn up the bass.”

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