March 30, 2009


Time is up for the contest entries, and now it's time to vote! The voting is being held in this thread in the LRRG Forums, and will last for one week untill next Sunday, April 4th.

Remember the winner will be displayed as this blog's title banner and you will see it each time you enter to read the daily updates, every day, for the rest of your life (or something less dramatic), so make your votes count! You can vote as many times as you wish.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry.

Entries:by EricSes

by LouddrummerO

by zodiakironfist

by girhen

LRRG SUBMISSION: Brad Plays Nothing

What's the five percent of nothing? If my very limited knowledge does not fail me, then it's nothing, zero, nada; however that does not stop Spector2112 from making it sound great. One of the shortest submissions ever, he has a go at Yes' dissonant, random tune: "Five Per Cent For Nothing" in his first ever direct audio attempt. Suffice to say, it was successful.

Next Week: More Spector2112, yay!
Got a video you'd like to submit? Send it over to, or the LRRG YouTube Channel with the title "LRRG Submission" or something other to that effect!

March 27, 2009

LRRG PICK: Three LRRG's For The Price Of One

That's right. This week, you get 3 Awesome LRRG's for the price of one thanks to Adje1960's super-human ability of putting out collaborations.

As per usual when it comes to Adje's collabs, korgrandi is on bass, and Hannah, or drumplayher, re-appears on drums in her second collab with these guys. These three amazing Living Room Rock Gods come together to play The Sonics' "Strychnine."

This collab makes a great start for the new LRRG Pick Playlist!
If you want your videos to be considered for the (almost) weekly LRRG Pick, please send your friend request to the Living-Room Rock Gods YouTube Channel!

March 26, 2009


We've all gotten our fair share of douchie comments on our videos. They usually are from people who: a) are losers who can't play an instrument and feel the need they have to prove something to someone (what to who is impossible to determine at this point); or b) those who do play instrument and believe they are the shit.

One visionary douchebag broke away from the usual douchie practices and decided he alone will end the "shitty covers" from the 'tubes with his 10-year drummer experience backing him up (he's 18). Dusty here, doesn't like others "destroying" the songs he likes and the way others decide to look or comb their hair. He would like you to know he's never attempted to be someone else... his case he should at least give it a go, because being himself is obviously not working.

March 24, 2009


zakryan79, that handsome chap in the picture, is currently running in a contest, and he needs the vote of the Living-Room Rock Gods so he can win... TWO CD'S!

All you have to do is go to this guy's channel (RockItOutBlog in YouTube) and post a comment before this Friday (the 27th), saying you vote for Zak's "Master of Puppets" video (that one just above this text), and that's it.

Help a fellow LRRG... who knows when you'll need his vote?... what if you run for president one day?


"Leave the gun. Get the cannoli.""Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.""I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."If the reader doesn't know what I'm talking about by now, then you should check your surroundings, because you might be living under a rock.

Who doesn't recognize "The Godfather Suite" from the first 4 or 5 notes? Its a timeless piece originally written by Italian composer Nino Rota for the film The Godfather, which has spawned many alternate versions and covers, one of which was Slash, making it a very popular piece to play among rock guitarists.

Italian guitarist maxguzzo makes us an offer we cannot refuse with his video: he dresses his best clothes, gave it an old movie feel, and nails the tune to boot, leaving us with no choice but to stand up and say: bravĂ­simo!

March 23, 2009


This is the last week to submit your entries to the LRRG Banner Contest in which the winner's design will be posted as the main title for this blog, for the world to see! (or the people who read this blog, at least). Hurry up and submit your designs before Sunday, March 29th!

Restrictions (or lack there of):
  • .GIF, .JPEG, or .PNG formats.
  • 750 pixels wide; the height is up to you.
  • You can submit as many designs as you want.
  • No deadline (as of yet).
Submit your entries to either the LRRG e-mail address: (please include "LRRG banner contest" as a subject), or this thread in the LRRG Forums.

Entries so far:by EricSes

by LouddrummerO

by zodiakironfist

by girhen

LRRG SUBMISSION: Look, ma! No backing track!

There's a couple of unusual characteristics to this submission: I don't get a lot of bass player submissions who also sing (or who actually can sing, for that matter), and certainly there's not many submissions done "a capella."LRRG KROMLIVES seems to be something of an expert at it, though, and this rendition of Black Sabbath's "Warning" is clear proof of that. However, if you still need proof, swing by his youtube channel and have a lookise at the rest of his stuff. Personally, I recommend Donovan's "Sunshine Superman."

Next Week: YES, yet another Spector submission.
Got a video you'd like to submit? Send it over to, or the LRRG YouTube Channel with the title "LRRG Submission" or something other to that effect!

March 20, 2009


When it comes to collaborations, it rarely gets any better than this: 5 awesome Living-Room Rock Gods joining forces to deliver an awesome rendition of Rammstein's "Zwitter." They are: Adje1960 on guitar and vocals; korgrandi on bass; mymassivehead on guitar; stoptherobot on guitar; and the newest member of the LRRG community, Schneider1988 on drums.

Audio mix was done by Adje1960, which should say a lot since we all know what the punkest of LRRG's is capable of with a computer. All instruments are synched up perfectly with great quality which makes it sound like it was ripped right out of a CD.

And the video editing... well, it was also done by Adje1960, and we all know what that means: spontaneous combustion everywhere you look! Also done with great care and dedication and pure love towards the nature of the true LRRG.

Check this one out even if you hate Rammstein (as I do), if anything, just to see Adje sing in german.
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March 17, 2009


It's time for a little shameless self promotion.

Justin -metallicat511- and I have been planning this little project for some months now, and just could not get it to work. Our search for a drummer was quite easy: we found zildpais; asked him if he wanted to be in our virtual band; he said yes; done. However, finding singers/rappers was another story, since 311 has two vocal parts in almost every song, very different in style and tone. So we decided "screw it. We'll use the original vocals,"and so we did.

After some months of working on it, we finally got our Virtual 311 project going with out first rendition "Feels So Good."We did two versions: this one with the vocals, and another without them, just the three of us playing without any kind of backing track. You can check both out in the Virtual 311 YouTube channel.

March 16, 2009


By now, I think we all know Spector2112 and mymassivehead; we also know they kick some ass. They've now decided to get their ass-kickin' together to form an even bigger ass-kickin' machine called Head 'n Spector.

Here they take on S.O.D's "Milk." Spector starts everything with his powerful bass, just to be joined a few seconds later by Head (right after he throws the horns) to complete the experience of blowing your head off with pure metal.

A great one to kick off the week. It'll give you the guts you need to go and tell your boss off. I wouldn't recommend doing that, though.

Next week: KROM LIIIIIIIIIIVEEEEEESSSSSS!... so does Black Sabbath.
Got a video you'd like to submit? Send it over to, or the LRRG YouTube Channel with the title "LRRG Submission" or something other to that effect!

March 13, 2009


Finally, to end LRRGoddess Week with a bang, here's madmoiselle chewwinggum from France doing a song with the most difficult instrument: the human voice. No track, no acoustic or electric instrument of any kind, just her voice. And she didn't choose an easy little tune either, but Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz,"bringing the all-women week posts to an end... more ugly-ass guys coming next week!

LRRGODDESS WEEK: Zombie Rockstar

Opposite to the other kind of covers in YouTube, acoustic songs have to be made by predominantly women. Apparently they're less embarrassed to pick up a guitar and sing than men, and thank god for that. I've run across some great talents.

Rockstar122083's rendition of The Beatles' "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away"was one of the first acoustic covers I favorited back when I had my old channel. I looked for her videos again with my more recent channel, and was glad to find she has continued to post acoustic covers, and, once again, I immediately subscribed.

However, I decided to post a more recent video of hers, instead of the Beatles one, so here she is doing her rendition of one of the most acoustically covered songs in YouTube: The Cranberries' "Zombie."

March 12, 2009

LRRGODDESS WEEK: Don't you wish you played like this when you were 16?

"Awww, look: a 16 year old girl is trying to play-- holy shit!"

Yup, that's what I was thinking when this video started to load. When a 16-year-old is having a go at drums, it's usually very painful for the viewer. Then, I pressed "play."It took toastedmuffin (or Katie) exactly .0001 seconds to shut me up. I kid you not, she displays awesome skill from the first note of Blink 182's "First Date."

It must be a fluke, right? Check out the rest of her videos (I recommend her rendition of The Foo Fighters' "All My Life") -- you, and the people around you, will be blown away by this young LRRG.

WARNING: Be sure your jaw is well strapped to your head before you press play... it might drop.

LRRGODDESS WEEK: All in one: bassist, biker, and LRRG

What would you do if you loved both motorcycles and bass? play bass with your bike helmet on, of course; and which song to play while wearing your helmet? none other than Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild,"obviously.

Continuing with LRRGoddess Week, we come across bassist and Living Room Rock Goddess (and biker) Honda599Girl. I chose to show this video, because I liked her wearing her helmet (even if it meant to sacrifice her ability to hear!) while rockin' out to her bass. However, even though she has just a few videos, they are all worth a look. Her profile doesn't say much about her, so I couldn't assure how long she's been going at the good ol' low end, but it sure seems like it's quite a bit.

In short, Honda599Girl is living proof that anybody who considers both bass and bikes "a man's thing,"is missing out big time.

March 10, 2009

LRRGODDESS WEEK: Anissa's Disturbed

Last Sunday we celebrated the 2009 International Women's Day, so this week I decided to celebrate those LRRG women (or Living Room Rock Goddesses) out there. So John's submission yesterday will be sharing the week with nothing but hard-ass rock girls... lucky him.

So lets start with one of the toughest LRRG's I know -and one I can proudly call a friend-, AnissaAcoff. One that the negative and ignorant comments on her videos (and trust me, she gets a lot!) hasn't stopped her to continue to kick some serious ass with both her guitar and bass covers (she plays trumpet too, just no videos of that). Now with her new gear she's kicking more ass than ever.

Proof? How 'bout this rendition of Disturbed's "Liberate"? But her awesomeness doesn't stop there. Take a while to check her videos. Much, much worth it.

March 9, 2009

LRRG SUBMISSION: Recipe for Canadian Chop Suey

  • Two drum sticks
  • Electronic Roland drums
  • One Canadian drummer
1. Put the drum sticks in the Canadian drummer's hands.
2. Sit the Canadian drummer on the drums' stool.
3. Unleash him to System of a Down's "Chop Suey."

Kick-ass LouddrummerO rendition... done.

Got a video you'd like to submit? Send it over to, or the LRRG YouTube Channel with the title "LRRG Submission" or something other to that effect!

Next week's LRRG Submission: a Spector2112 - mymassivehead collaboration.

March 6, 2009

LRRG PICK: Welcome back, Bill!

Thanks to the hunger for monopoly of music by the big record labels, a very important LRRG account was recently blocked from YouTube: munkybarz (story here and here). The heroic labels stopped Bill's evil plan to cover tunes from his favorite artists and bands, while serving pretty much as an advertisement for them as well as the many basses in his collection... and did not make a dime.

Well, you cannot keep a natural-born LRRG from doing what he loves. Here he is again, now under the nickname ohforfuxache, doing what he does best: paying tribute to his favorite music with his bass guitar. The honored song: Motorhead's "Ace of Spades."

It's damn great to have you back, Bill!

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March 5, 2009


Back when jazzysaxe had his finds posted here, this guy was featured in one of them playing a very jazzy version of a Michael Jackson's tune. He usually does that kind of stuff, but he surprised the hell out of me today when I discovered his rendition of a Billy Idol song: "Rebel Yell."

That1BlkGuy's playing is awesome, of course, but that's not the only reason this video is worth almost 5 minutes of your time, but also to see him go wild and -at the risk of using a term not used since the 50's- very rock 'n roll. At one point his dreads swing at such speed and force, that you pray no one will walk by him and get hurt.

Be warned: this is hard core LRRGness.

March 3, 2009


This one is really something. A father-daughter collaboration for Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb,"which is just perfect, since it has two singing parts; a high one and a low one. The dad, felsberg2 (or Brend) takes on the lows, sang originally by Roger Waters, while his daughter, 17-year-old Melissa, tackles the Gilmour vocals. Brend also takes on guitar duties during the solos, giving them his own spin, without losing that Gilmouresque melody to them.

One look and listen to this video makes it obvious great time and effort went to it (That click on the Stereo link is really worth it). Along with their footage singing and playing, several insterts of Pink Floyd images are throwin into the mix, making it a hell of a tribute video.

March 2, 2009

LRRG SUBMISSION: Daniel goes The Distance

LRRG CosaNostraDeSantis5 has discovered CAKE, and could not help it. He picked up his Geddy Lee Fender Jazz Bass and learned "The Distance,"and here we have the result: groovness everywhere -- the bass line, the song, the relaxed playing... even the small choreography.

Got a video you'd like to submit? Send it over to, or the LRRG YouTube Channel with the title "LRRG Submission" or something other to that effect!