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Chevy Metal

Chevy Metal
Rock & Roll Pizza Stage
Conejo Valley Days, Thousand Oaks, CA

Saturday, 14th of May, 2016

Dave Grohl jams out with his brothers Chevy Metal at a local fair.

Chevy Metal

Chevy Metal are (Foo Fighter) Taylor Hawkins- Drums/Vocals, (Neanderthal,  and My Ruin) Mick Murphy- Guitar, and Wiley Hodgden- Bass/Vocals.  This band is the brainchild of Haklins, who obviously has a heavy addiction to rockin’ out. When he’s not in his main band he has been known to do several other projects. Chevy Metal covers deep cuts of 1970 rock of bands like Black Sabbath, Queen, The Rolling Stones, and Van Halen.  From time to time the band is joined by Taylor Hawkins fellow Foo Fighter Dave Grohl.   Whatever configuration you might catch this band in they will be the most badass cover band you will ever witness.

  1. Bitch – The Rolling Stones 
  2. Double Vision – Foreigner
  3. Mississippi Queen – Mountain
  4. You May Be Right – Billy Joel
  5. Fairies Wear Boots – Black Sabbath
  6. All the Young Dudes – David Bowie
  7. Stay With Me – Faces
  8. Breakdown – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  9. Turning Japanese – The Vapors
  10. Running With The Devil – Van Halen
  11. Eruption – Van Halen
  12. You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  13. Jamie’s Crying – Van Halen
  14. Feel Your Love Tonight – Van Halen
  15. The Wizard –Black Sabbath 
  16. The Devil Went Down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band
  17. Miss You – The Rolling Stones
  18. My Sharona – The Knack
  19. Ice Cream Man – Van Halen
  20. Panama – Van Halen
  21. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love – Van Halen

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Teenage Time Killers (Part Three)

Teenage Time Killers
Fonda Theatre,
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)


Singer #11 – Neil Fallon (Clutch)
Crowned By The Light Of The Sun (Teenage Time Killers)
Kick Out The Jams (MC5)
Animal Farm (Clutch)
Pure Rock Fury (Clutch)

Singer #12  – Lee Ving (Fear)
(Andrew Jamiez (Fear) – Drums)
Big Money (Teenage Time Killers)
I Love Livin’ In The City (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
Foreign Policy (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
Beef Bologna (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
I Don’t Care About You (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)

Singer #13 – Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
Hung Out To Dry (Teenage Time Killers)
Attitude (Bad Brains)
The Regulator (Bad Brains)
My War (Black Flag) (John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)

Singer #14 – Corey Taylor (Slipknot / Stone Sour)
Egobomb (Teenage Time Killers)
Your Empty Soul (Teenage Time Killers) 

We Got The Neutron Bomb (Weirdos)
Rise Above (Black Flag) (Randy, Clifford, Vic – Backing vox)
Where Eagles Dare (Misfits) (Everybody – Backing Vox)

Guitar- Mick Murphy 
Bass- Derik Envy 


Teenage Time Killers (Part One)
Teenage Time Killers (Part Two)

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Teenage Time Killers (Part Two)

Teenage Time Killers
Fonda Theatre,
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)

House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)



Singer #6 – Reed Mullin (C.O.C.)
(John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)
Exploder (Teenage Time Killers)
The Dead Hand (Teenage Time Killers) (Vic Bondi – Backing Vox)
Say Goodnight To The Acolyte (Teenage Time Killers) Album vocals Phil Rind

Singer #7 – Tairrie B. Murphy (My Ruin)
(Luciano Ferrea (My Ruin) – Bass & John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)
Touch Me I’m Sick (Mudhoney)
Moriendo Renascor (My Ruin)
Clawhoof (Teenage Time Killers)

Singer #8 – Pete Stahl (Scream / Goatsnake)
(Franz Stahl (Scream) – Guitar)
Plank Walk (Teenage Time Killers)
Sailin’ On (Bad Brains)
Came Without Warning (Scream)

Singer #9 – Tommy Victor (Prong / Danzig)
Doomsday (Discharge) (Tommy Victor – Guitar)
Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck (Prong) (Tommy Victor – Guitar)
Days Of Degradation (Teenage Time Killers)

Singer #10 – Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste / Iron Reagan)
Time To Die (Teenage Time Killers) Album vocals Mike IX Williams
Ignorant People (Teenage Time Killers)
Don’t Tread On Me (Cro-mags)
Raining Blood clip (Slayer)

Teenage Time Killers (Part One)
Teenage Time Killers (Part Three)

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Teenage Time Killers (Part One)

Teenage Time Killers
Fonda Theatre,
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015


House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)

Singer #1 – Trenton Rodgers (Chaotic Justice)
(Pat “Adam Bomb” Hoed (Brujeria / Nip Drivers) – Bass & John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)
Teenage Time Killer (Teenage Time Killers)
Blood Stains (Agent Orange)
Fuck Authority (Pennywise) (Trenton’s friend Josh – Backing Vox)

Singer #2 (+ Guitar) – Jonny Webber (The Ghost Of Saturday Night)
Son Of An Immigrant (Teenage Time Killers)
Barrio (Teenage Time Killers) 

Singer #3 – Vic Bondi (Articles Of Faith)
Bleeding To Death (Teenage Time Killers)
Hannity (Teenage Time Killers) 
What We Want Is Free (Articles Of Faith)
TV Eye (The Stooges) (Vic Bondi – Guitar)

Singer #4 – Clifford Dinsmore (Bl’ast)
Power Outage (Teenage Time Killers)
Procreation Of The Wicked (Celtic Frost)
Dirty Love (Motorhead)

Singer #5 – Karl Agell (Kinghitter / C.O.C. Blind)
Dance Of The Dead (C.O.C.)
Devil In This House (Teenage Time Killers)
Vote With A Bullet (C.O.C)

Teenage Time Killers (Part Two)
Teenage Time Killers (Part Three)

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TEENAGE TIME KILLERS only live performance!




TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 14TH AT 10AM PST AT http://axs.com/events/281747/teenage-time-killers-tickets

Group Photo LO RES

“the metal/punk supergroup to end all metal/punk supergroups”—NOISEY

“sneers and snarls like a long-lost punk mixtape, fueled by the forever-young rage of rockers who refuse to grow up.”—ROLLING STONE

“chock-full of hot-wired, brain-busting hardcore punk…an absolute blast”—REVOLVER

“Scuzzy and simple…the record crackles with energy…delirious excitement that is irresistible.”—ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“track after track of unrepentant volume that cuts like a hardcore DIY effort, glazed by moments that mosh between Black Sabbath séances and CKY videos with almost no blood to spare. I don’t know or care why this record exists, this bizarre shotgun blast where nearly every good song is played by a different lineup, but one thing is clear: I want another, sir. Hit me.”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

Following the July 31st release of their debut album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Rise Records), the ball-crushing, ragtag team of Teenage Time Killers are pleased to confirm a once-in-a-lifetime and only US performanceSeptember 12 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Full lineup for the show below, including some very special guests.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14 at 10am PST, but snag them early at the presale, beginningThursday (8/13) at 10am PST. Doors will open at 8, show starts at 9—so don’t be late!





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Following months of speculation, anticipation and outright misinformation, a July 31st release date has been set for Teenage Time Killers’ Greatest Hits Vol. 1 on Rise Records. Pre-orders being taken NOW at http://ttk.merchnow.com and via iTunes at http://smarturl.it/ttk-greatest-hits and include the instant grat track “Hung Out To Dry,” which you can preview hereon YouTube (see below)

The long-gestating brainchild of Corrosion Of Conformity founder/drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin, guitarist Mick Murphy (My Ruin, The Birds of Satan, etc.) and producer John “Lou” Lousteau, Teenage Time Killers’ Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is 20 concise seismic shocks created by an all-star line up of punk and metal legends spanning decades. Joining Reed on drums and Mick on guitar on the album’s 20 mostly original tracks and few covers of underground classics (including the Rudimentary Peni deep cut that inspired the project’s title) includes: Jello Biafra, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear of Foo Fighters, Nick Oliveri, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Tommy Victor of Prong and Danzig, Lee Ving of Fear, Mike “IX” Williams of Eyehategod, Mullin’s Corrosion of Conformity band mates Mike Dean and Woody Weatherman, Karl Agell and many, many more. See below for a full rundown.

All instrumental tracks on Teenage Time Killers’ Greatest Hits Vol. 1 were recorded at Grohl’s 606 Studios in Northridge, CA. The album was produced by John “Lou” Lousteau, Reed Mullin and Mick Murphy, engineered and mixed by John “Lou” Lousteau at 606.

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http://ttk.merchnow.com AND VIA ITUNES AT http://smarturl.it/ttk-greatest-hits


GREATEST HITS VOL. 1 (Track listing with Guest Credits)

Vocals: Reed Mullin
Featuring Pat Hoed (Bass), London May (Drums)

“Crowned by the Light of the Sun”
Vocals: Neil Fallon
Featuring Jim Rota (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Hung Out to Dry”
Vocals: Randy Blythe
Featuring Mike Schaefer (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Power Outage”
Vocals: Clifford Dinsmore
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Ode to Hannity”
Vocals: Jello Biafra
Featuring Mike Dean (Bass)

Vocals: Matt Skiba
Featuring Brian Baker (Guitar)

“The Dead Hand”
Vocals: Reed Mullin
Featuring Woody Weatherman (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

Vocals: Corey Taylor
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Plank Walk”
Vocals: Pete Stahl
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Time to Die”
Vocals: Mike IX Williams
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar)

“Days of Degradation”
Vocals: Tommy Victor
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

Vocals: Tairrie B. Murphy
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Big Money”
Vocals: Lee Ving
Featuring Pat Smear (Guitar & Bass), London May (Drums)

“Devil in this House”
Vocals: Karl Agell
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Say Goodnight to the Acolyte”
Vocals: Phil Rind
Featuring Jason Browning (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Ignorant People”
Vocals: Tony Foresta
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Nick Oliveri (Bass)

“Son of an Immigrant”
Vocals: Johnny Weber
Featuring Brian Baker (Guitar)

“Your Empty Soul”
Vocals: Aaron Beam

“Bleeding to Death”
Vocals: Vic Bondi
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Teenage Time Killer”
Vocals: Trenton Rogers
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Pat Hoed (Bass)

Teenage Time Killers signed a deal with Rise Records to release their debut album.

All photos courtesy of the artists and Tairrie B. Murphy

Supergroup, Teenage Time Killers have signed a deal with Rise Records to release their debut album. The architects of what is bound to be a monumental work of metallic mayhem, are core members Reed Mullin (Corrosion of Conformity), Mick Murphy (My Ruin/The Birds of Satan/Chevy Metal/Neanderthal) and John “Lou” Lousteau (pictured above).

The album produced by John Lousteau, was recorded and mixed at Dave Grohl’s famed Studio 606 in Northridge, California on very board that was the focus of Grohl’s acclaimed documentary Sound City: Real To Reel. Bill Stevenson (Descendents/All) mastered the recording at The Blasting Room.

MullinMurphy and Lousteau along with the assistance of musicians from the metal and hardcore scene have created what is sure to be one of the most memorable heavy offerings of 2015.  The phenomenal list of talent on this project is like a concert wet-dream. The Teenage Time Killers album, Greatest Hits Vol.1, is due for release in early 2015. It can’t come soon enough!

Reed&Mick TTK@Studio606 Photo by TairrieBMurphyReed Mullin and Mick Murphy recording at Studio 606 

The albums contributors reads like the “who’s who” list of the hardcore scene:

Aaron Beam (Red Fang)
Brian Baker (Minor Threat/Bad Religion)
Clifford Dinsmore (BL’AST!)
Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana)
Greg Anderson (Goatsnake/Sunn O)
Jason Browning (Righteous Fool & HR)
Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)
Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry)
Johnny Weber (The Ghost of Saturday Night)
Karl Agell (Corrosion of Conformity/King Hitter)
Lee Ving (Fear)
London May (Samhain/Danzig/Legacy/Tiger Army/Son of Sam)
Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio)
Mike “IX” Williams (Eyehategod)
Mike Dean (Corrosion of Conformity)
Mike Schafer (Blatant Disarray)
Neil Fallon (Clutch)
Nick Oliveri (Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age)
Pat Hoed (Brujeria/Nip Drivers)
Pat Smear (Foo Fighters/Nirvana/Germs)
Pete Stahl (Scream/Goatsnake)
Phil Rind (Sacred Reich)
Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
Tairrie B. Murphy (My Ruin)
Tommy Victor (Prong/Danzig)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste/Iron Reagan)
Trenton Rogers (Chaotic Justice)
Vic Bondi (Articles of Faith)
Woody Weatherman (Corrosion of Conformity)

Mick Tairrie Reed Photo by John LousteauMick Murphy, Tairrie B. Murphy and Reed Mullin at Studio 606, Photo (C) John “Lou” Lousteau

Greg John Mick Reed TTK@Studio606 Photo by TairrieBMurphyGreg Anderson, John “Lou” Lousteau, Mick Murphy and Reed Mullin at Studio 606

Are you ready for this? We sure are.. Alright 2015, BRING IT!


The Birds of Satan took over Maui Sugar Mill Saloon in Tarzana, California to play a spur of the moment show (probably as a warm up for their show in Seattle, WA). The small 108 capacity saloon is tucked into one corner of a sleepy strip-mall and has a loyal customer base despite its diminutive size. Many regulars found a nice surprise this night (if they were lucky enough to get in). The Birds of Satan, are Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Wiley Hodgden, and Mick Murphy (My Ruin), playing drums/vocals, bass/vocals and guitar respectively. This trio came together previously as Chevy Metal to get their collective dirt-rocks yaya’s off while paying homage to their favorite 70’s metal. You just can’t keep good musicians down. So, that side-project spawned another one.

Don’t let the name play with your head though, it’s only rock and roll, and you’ll like it! Their songs are a nice collection of eclectic sounds. In this incarnation they’ve created a sound that fluctuates from a visceral throbbing, to underpinnings of ethereal foreboding, and even to classic rock ballads. But if rock is indeed the devil’s music then I’m happy in hell. Though not as heavy as the name might suggest, a cool name for a really excellent band. For Hawkins, this is another would-be “side-project” for a man who obviously has music running through his veins (and doesn’t seem happy unless he is playing). No matter, we get some good music out of it either way. The crew took the project and ran with it taking it to full blown excellence on the irreplaceable influences of band matesMurphy and Hodgden (and other co-conspirators such as Dave Grohl and Pat Smear, who appeared on the recording).

Birds of Satan and eventually Chevy Metal featuring Dave Grohl:

You’d expect a band like this to play any place else, perhaps one of the small Hollywood venues. Any of which are three times larger than this little bar. Certainly not at a tiny venue in in a strip mall in the San Fernando Valley city of Tarzana (FYI, those non-CA people this is just north of LA, but still in LA County).

When I arrived I was told they were filled to capacity (an understatement). From outside I could see the place was over-packed. I was disappointed (another understatement). I’m never one to shoot the messenger, these guys were just doing their jobs. I felt bad as person after person was turned away from the bar. I tried my best to be respectful of the doormen, while still trying convince them to let me inside. I was in no hurry to get back on the road and head home. After begging and pleading with a few of the hardworking employees at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon (MSMS) I resigned myself to the fact that I’d probably need to listen from outside. I was trying hard to reel in my frustration, and get over myself. It was going to be a long night. Just as I stepped off a bit, allowing the doorman to feel free of my pleas to break the rules, the person I was meeting arrived and got me in the door. Sweet, I’d get to SEE and hear the band. Maybe I’d even get a couple of shots if I could worm my way past a few people.

Two feet inside the door the body heat and humidity hit. As I entered the bar, the person who vouched for me quickly vanished, folding into the condensed horde. The entry-way was the only area free from bodies. The little room was literally compacted tightly with people all facing the cornered off “stage area” that the small band was barely contained on. As I entered in the middle of the first song “Louise”, I tried in vain to secure a place where I could capture a few decent photos. I quickly figured out that it was not going to happen, after pissing off a few people in the crowd who arrived early to get a good spot. There were also a few of my fellow photo journalist who were having none of it on this particular night. Photographers will generally look-out for each other and share the space (as room allows). Not only was there absolutely NO ROOM, but if they moved even a bit they’d lose out as well. I snapped two or three obstructed shots then moved on.

The band started off with a tune that I didn’t really recognize, that turned out to be from another project Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders. I finally settled in behind a dividing wall towards the back of the room on the other-side of the band. I could see Taylor Hawkins from the side and Murphy and Hodgden from behind for most of the show. Even if I didn’t take a photo that would epitomize the fury of sound coming out of this trio, getting to witness it was well worth more than the proverbial ‘thousand words’.

Hawkins uncontrollably whipped his drenched blonde locks as he pounded out ferocious tempos from behind his drum kit. While also singing many of the tunes he remained a flurry of blurred motion. All the while flashing his unmistakable smile and intense gaze. The mic duties were mostly split between Hodgden and Hawkins, with Guitarist Mick Murphy taking over the microphone for one song.Murphy is easily one of rocks most underrated guitarist. The man is just a beast on the guitar, but singing? I never would have thought, and yeah it was pretty nice! Hodgden brings a tasty low end in addition to vocal duties. He’s got a cool, confident presence about him when he sings and a decent vocal quality. He isn’t too bad to look at either, if you like that kinda thing.

I got the album on Amazon a few weeks after it came out and have been enjoying it, but sometimes a band has a way of surpassing a recording and breaths an entirely different life into the work. Don’t get me wrong I was more than impressed with the recording, but there are some moments on the self-titled album that are near ecstasy. Those exquisite nuggets are amplified live with the depth and dimension of their sound.

Adrenaline fueled and comprised of various shades of rock and roll, leaning towards the heavy the songs are lyrically straight-forward. Surrendering any notions of the hyperbolic for the construction of intricately structured tunes. Many of the songs have a feel of progressive rock to them, this is where their poetry lies. In three words; thick, wicked, and delicious. Which brings to mind a particularly crushing tune that I wasn’t sure the band would even attempt to play live. The band’s epic nine minute anthem “The Ballad of the Birds of Satan”. It’s an ambitious track on the recording alone, so I was a bit gob-smacked when Taylor announced they were about to play it. They played it early in the set, Taylor asked if the crowd was ready? Adding something that suggested even he was somewhat surprised they were about to play the song live. And I am so glad they did. They also played another favorite of mine for the album “Thanks for the Line”. The infectious nature of this song is balanced by the counter weight of Murphy’s guitar work the band played for well over an hour playing most of the tracks from the album as well a few other tunes (some Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders). Ending their set with one of those songs “It’s Over”. But WAIT it wasn’t over they had more.

The band switched gears and Taylor called out asking if there was “anyone” else out there. Most of the room knew exactly who he meant. Dave Grohl had been standing next to me for most of the set to the delight of several onlookers who paid a bit more attention to him than to the hard-working, ass-kicking band on the stage. One fan who kept looking over every few moments to pointing his index finger at Grohl. After the fifth time or so, I was wondering just how drunk/high he was. Another person in the crowd playing the role of ‘Captain Obvious’ went up to him and exclaimed “You’re mother f@#in Dave Grohl”. He smiled and nodded. How many times do you think he’s heard those exact words?

I found the extra enthusiasm a bit surprising since a fair amount of the crowd were friends of the band and many of them musicians (some who played on The Birds of Satan album). Dave squeezed his way over to the stage area, strapped on his guitar and Chevy Metal got down to business playing over another hour of their hard rock covers. I have always remarked how funny Dave Grohl’s side patter is when he’s on stage, this night was no different. He kept making jokes about not knowing the songs which was obviously not at all true. He also stopped the band at one point saying “Wait, I need to tell a story here” and went on the describe his evening the night before when he found a sushi restaurant in the valley that was open till midnight and the sushi chef turned out to be a fan and fed and got Dave liquored up on saké all night. He used it jokingly as an excuse for him not knowing the songs (that he knew perfectly). The band performed The Knack’sMy Sharona”, David Bowie and Queen’sUnder Pressure”, AC/DC’sLet There Be Rock”, and Van Halen’s Everybody Wants Some”. As well as at least a dozen more classic tunes. I believe you can find one or two on YouTube. I’ll leave you with this, if you get a chance to see either of these bands, don’t pass it up. If you love rock and roll you won’t leave unhappy.