Rossington Collins Band / Misery Loves Company

Vocalist Dale Krantz, a backing singer for .38 Special, joined up with Skynrd guitarists Gary Rossington (she would later become Mrs.Dale Krantz-Rossington), and Allen Collins to form the band, alongside other Skynyrd members, keyboard player Billy Powell and bassist Leon Wilkeson. Drummer Derek Hess and third guitarist Barry Harwood made up the balance of this great band. Rossington Collins Band, were more than a cash-in effort on the Skynyrd sound. With three powerful guitarists and a rhythm section the envy of anyone in rock, a strong singer fronting them, and the combined talents of several good in-house songwriters, they were a solid hard rock outfit with a soulful edge. In 1980 their first LP, Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere, made it to the Top 20 and earned a gold record award with help from the single “Don’t Misunderstand Me.” The group might have been able to build on that beginning but for events in Allen Collins’ life starting late that same year — the loss of his wife was only the beginning of a tragic series of events that ultimately destroyed his career and took his life; it was enough to remove him from most of the creative aspects of the band’s music, and he was barely visible as a composer on the group’s next album, This Is the Way (which was dedicated to Katy Collins’ memory). Audio and video are the property of the respective authors, artists and labels, provided for entertainment purposes only.

Paramore: “Misery Business” Acoustic @ Hard Rock Cafe

Paramore Being Crazy will be up soon! We have “Misery Bussiness” acoustic style. Also there will be “That’s What You Get” and “Pressure.” And of course, Paramore Being Crazy @ The Hard Rock Cafe in Sacramento coming soon! So subscribe and keep checking back. Video Matt:-P “I Love You All”
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Misery, St. Evil (Steve Powell) and Irrumator (Mick Kenney) of Anaal Nathrakh

Misery, St. Evil (Steve Powell) and Irrumator (Mick Kenney) of Anaal Nathrakh
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This is (L to R) Misery playing bass, St. Evil (real name Steve Powell) on drums and Irrumator (real name Mick Kenney) on guitar of the band Anaal Nathrakh playing at Maryland Deathfest 6 at Sonar in Baltimore on 24 May 2008. I have seen a lot of heavy metal bands in my day, but this show was just incredible. Easily one of the all time best shows I’ve ever seen and it made that trip up to Baltimore and back that night and the ticket and beers and all that worth it. I had no idea what to expect as this was their first US show. They totally destroyed. The sheer amount of energy coming from this band was just ridiculous. They didn’t dress up, they didn’t play stupid intros or talk about politics or anything like that. Hell, they didn’t even play their own instruments. Apparently there was a problem getting into the country and they couldn’t bring their gear, it was all borrowed, and it cost them 2 grand (I don’t know if that’s Dollars or Pounds) to get to the show. If you look close you can see Mick Kenny is playing the guy from Monstrosity‘s guitar, and the bass player has the bass from the guy in Ghoul. Not sure who the other instruments were from. Sadly much of the crowd from earlier had gone home by the time they hit the stage, sucks for them. This show was just sick. If you like extreme heavy metal you gotta see this band if you get the chance. I really cannot describe how awesome this show was. If you want to see some video I shot of their first 3 songs of the night click the song titles below:

Screaming Of The Unborn
Submission Is For The Weak
Do Not Speak