By Ian Liberman
ROCK N’ ROLL MILKSHAKE
In the ongoing history of rock and science, I have taken pleasure in demonstrating the link between the two in our technological world. This month, we are going to examine the Rock Music Milkshake Mixer that is flavored with one’s rock taste.
In 2017, the UK Young Scientists and Engineering Fair encouraged students to come up with their unique scientific projects to compete for winning prizes in the “The Big Bang” competition of 2018.
A group of scientists, musicians, and engineers created a machine that uses the sound waves and energy from the rock guitar riffs to mix a milkshake. The group combined a standard rock guitar and a kitchen blender to create “The Rock Music Milkshake Mixer” (also known as the “RM3”).
How does one conjure up a tasty milkshake through the sound energy of metal guitar riffs? It begins with pouring a powdered milkshake and milk into a mixer, followed by plugging in and playing hard rock/metal guitar riffs at maximum volume. Using a CymaScope, a scientific instrument that makes sound visible, you can actually see the sound waves coming out of the speaker, coming into contact with the milkshake mixer and vibrating it vigorously. Before long, you have a delicious, thick milkshake ready for consumption.
WHAT’S “THE DIRT”?
In 2001, a biographical book was published to examine the musical and financial history of Motley Crue in the ‘80s. The Dirt was written by Neil Strauss, who dissected the band’s rise to fame and achievement of over 100 million albums sold.
An adaptation of the book is going to be featured on Netflix. Typically, I would be looking forward to viewing this small screen analysis of the band, but then I discovered that the director would be Jeff Tremaine (of Jackass fame).
I believe that the story of these rockers is one worth telling. However, this movie, on the surface, seems to be assembled with a lack of sensitivity towards making this a real perspective of the rock music era in the ‘80s.
The movie is slated to star Daniel Webber (Netflix`s The Punisher) as frontman Vince Neil, Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as guitarist Mick Mars, and rapper Machine Gun Kelly as drummer Tommy Lee. There is also a cameo of Ozzy Osbourne in the film. He will be portrayed by Tony Cavalero, star of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock.
COREY TAYLOR / SLIPKNOT NEWS
Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by Music Universe, a rock news outlet in Quebec, Canada. During the interview, Taylor talked about an upcoming Slipknot release, and how much progress had already been made in the writing and recording of the album that drops in 2019…
“I’ve got about six songs now, and they’re really good. And that’s just in that demo form. By demo, I mean really just that fact that it’s a little longer than it will end up. It’s really dark. It’s actually probably the most autobiographical I’ve been in years. Just for the fact that I’ve been through a lot in the last few years.”
GENE SIMMONS’ 27 CLUB
The members of the “27 Club” are an integral part of Gene Simmons’ upcoming book to be published in August 2018. The “27 Club” refers to notable rockers who all died at the age of 27: Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, etc.
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ROCK AND ROLL TRIVIA
Who was the special metal guest on the video for Machine Head’s “Aesthetics Of Hate”?