Suspect in killing of Navajo girl expected to change plea

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect is expected to change his plea in the kidnapping, sexual assault and killing of an 11-year-old girl in a remote part of the largest American Indian reservation that prompted an effort to expand the Amber Alert system into tribal communities across the U.S.

More than a year after the May 2016 death of Ashlynne Mike in Navajo Nation, Tom Begaye is scheduled to attend a change-of-plea hearing Tuesday in an Albuquerque federal court. It’s not known if his lawyers and federal prosecutors have struck a deal.

Begaye previously pleaded not guilty to murder, sexual abuse and other charges.

Begaye is from the small town of Waterflow near the unincorporated agricultural community of Lower Fruitland, where Mike lived with her father and siblings, according to the FBI. The town is near the Navajo reservation.

Begaye lured Mike and her brother into his van, authorities say. The girl’s brother told police the man took them deep into the desert and then walked off with the girl and a tire iron in hand before returning alone.

Begaye told investigators he sexually assaulted the girl and hit her twice in the head with a crowbar, and that she was still moving when he left her in the desert, according to court documents. Her body was later found in the remote area.

The younger brother was able to escape.

Mike’s father filed a lawsuit against the Navajo Nation for failing to have an emergency notification system that he says could have saved his daughter’s life.

An Amber Alert wasn’t issued in New Mexico until around 2 a.m. the morning after Mike’s disappearance.

An Amber Alert system for the 27,000-square-mile (69,930-square-kilometer) reservation was proposed years ago but never implemented, despite the tribe having been awarded $330,000 in federal funding as part of a U.S. Justice Department pilot project.

Half the money was used to buy equipment such as megaphones and pop-up tents, but the rest went unspent.

The Navajo Nation covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona introduced legislation in April that would expand the notification system to tribal lands. McCain said more than 7,700 American Indian children are listed as missing in the U.S.

Mike’s family and other tribal members are expected to attend the change of plea hearing.


This story has been corrected to say that Waterflow, New Mexico, is a town near the Navajo reservation — not in the reservation.


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Austin, Texas Pulls More Than 400 Police Vehicles Over Carbon Monoxide

The city announced Saturday that it was pulling hundreds of its police vehicles over concerns possible carbon monoxide leaks were making officers sick.

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The Democrats Want MS-13 In America-Dems Call Trump Racist for Gangster Arrests


Several times arrested, they have been let loose on America. ow, Trump is being called a racist for arresting the MS-13 criminals. The Democrats support MS-13/

Several times arrested, they have been let loose on America. ow, Trump is being called a racist for arresting the MS-13 criminals. The Democrats support MS-13. Remember, it was Trevor Louden who said that there are over 80 Democrats who belong to front groups for either the Muslim Brotherhood or the Communist Party.  Here is an example of Louden’s accuracy. 



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Wasserman Schultz’s Brother Is In Charge of the Awan Investigation



A member of Congress, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has had her #1 IT employee arrested attempting to flee the country. This is huge news in and unto itself. Adding fuel to the fire is that this employee was working on the controversial emails related to DNC voter fraud. This brings in the Seth Rich Murder. This is bigger than Watergate!

Yet, the mainstream media is strangely quiet on this issue, suspiciously quiet. Crickets chirping is the best way to describe the media’s reaction to this blockbuster news!!! Why? The following video casts light on these questions and more. Additionally, below the video, is information related to new and very concerning information on this case.

One has to remember that  federal DA was murdered in Wasserman Schultz home congressional district. Suspiciously, the death was passed off as a suicide until the coroner determined that he died as a result of blunt force trauma from behind. The prosecutor was looking into DNC voter fraud. This would have brought in the Seth Rich murder. Wasserman Schultz, fhe former DNC Chair, resigned in this time frame.

As previously revealed on The Common Sense Show, it was Wasserman Schultz brother that, a Federal DA in Washington DC, that killed the Seth Rich murder investigation!!!

Now, we have another smoking gun. Wasserman Schultz’s  brother is in charge of investigating and possibly prosecuting Awan. Talk about the fox watching the hen house!

This is on big mafia, criminal enterprise that needs full exposure for all to see. Before we have any chance of reclaiming our Republic, we need to educate the ignorant on the nature of the mafia that is running large segments of our government.

Please make this go viral!



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Treason! Hillary AND Robert Mueller Both Sold Uranium to Putin


WikiLeaks Implicates Mueller in the sale of Highly Enriched uranium at the behest of then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

WikiLeaks Implicates Mueller in the sale of Highly Enriched uranium at the behest of then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton


Perhaps if Robert Mueller, Special Counsel, wants to investigate Russian collusion, he should start with himself.

At one time, I had a problem with Mueller’s appointment as Special Counsel because of his former friendship with disgraced FBI Director, James Comey.

While looking in the rear view mirror of recent history, my concern is trivial compared to what is presently being revealed. The stakes have grown to enormous proportions and Mueller is being proven to be guilty of multiple felonies as well as treason which is an offense which could potentially be punishable by death.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel for the sole purpose of investigating possible Russian collusion charges between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. On the heels of the collusion, Mueller is also looking for the smoking gun for obstruction of justice, on the part of Trump, which is the same charge that ultimately brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon. However, sometimes life is ironic and in a stunning development, Wikileaks, Julian Assange, tweeted a released State Department cable, which clearly and irrefutably proves that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered former FBI Director and present Special Counsel, Robert Mueller to deliver a sample of stolen Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) to Russia in 2009.


Uranium One

As I have documented several times on The Common Sense Show, a front company, Uranium One, was created to handle the “dirty work” of the uranium transfer to the Russians. At the center of the shell corporation, as released Wikileaks records, demonstrates that an individual named Frank Giustra was the organizing figure. Over time, Giustra contributed a total of  $31 million to the Clinton Foundation in a clear case of pay for play bribery!

The Wikileaks released State Department communications show State Department officials had obtained, in the Fall of 2009, an internal Rosatom memo that warned about Putin’s intentions to acquire American originated uranium. Despite the evidence which should have forced Clinton to bring the FBI into the matter as an investigative body instead of being Clinton’s stooge in the uranium deal, presents clear evidence which was available to both Mueller and Clinton, a full year before the first CIFUS approval to move uranium to Putin,  Clinton did not recuse the State Department from the deal in which two CIFUS votes clearly gave Putin control of 20% of all American-based uranium.


To Russian with Love: Hillary Sends Mueller to Russia with Uranium

The WikiLeaks tweet referenced a cable from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent to John Beyrle,  U.S. Ambassador, and the Georgia Embassy as well as the memo being being sent to the Russian Embassy, dated Aug. 17, 2009, indicating FBI Director Robert Mueller was planning to fly to Moscow on September 21st of 2009, to deliver a sample of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and that the identified uranium had been confiscated by the U.S. Department of Energy during a 2006 nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices.

In short, this action is the metaphorical equivalent of the police confiscating illegal drugs and then turning around and selling these drugs to illicit drug dealers.

One of the big problems in America today is that “public servants” like Hillary Clinton actually represent a foreign enemy masquerading as a domestic public servant.

I will go one step further than Donald Trump’s campaign assertion that Clinton is a criminal and state that Hillary Clinton is this generation’s Ethel Rosenberg and has committed heinous acts of treason against the people of the United States.


Hillary Clinton, the Ethel Rosenberg of her generation.

Hillary Clinton is the Ethel Rosenberg of her generation. Clinton sold uranium to the Russians while serving as the Secretary of State and this is what both the Bundy and the Hammond Ranch Affairs are all about. 

A former key member of the Obama administration and former Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has proven herself to be the Ethel Rosenberg of her generation. You may recall your U.S. history as Ethel Rosenberg sold nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. In an act every bit as egregious as Ethel Rosenberg’s treason, Hillary Clinton sold uranium to the Russians while serving as the Secretary of State. Ironically, the original source on this treasonous act committed by Clinton was none other than the liberal rag we call the  New York Times.

From the New York Times….

clinton uranium

“A Uranium One sign that points to a 35,000 acre ranch by John Christensen, near the town of Gillette, Wyoming. Uranium One has the mining rights Mr. Christensen’s property.”   This is proof of more BLM chicanery which will involve multiple BLM ranches. This further brings into the picture Giustra and his money laundering of the uranium sales to the Clinton Foundation via Uranium One.

The New York Times further asserted that members of the Canadian mining industry, who have supported Clinton’s campaign, financed and sold off to the Russians a company that we now know as Uranium One. Uranium One is directly responsible for transferring uranium from BLM land to the Russians through an off-shore holding company. Again, according to the NY Times, the Russians, through three separate transactions, acquired Uranium One, while paying off the Clintons and their Canadian partners from 2009-2013.  The business deal also involved paying Bill Clinton $500,000 dollars for a speech on energy which was delivered in Moscow. The Clinton’s turned this money into Presidential campaign money. How many felonies did I just describe?

The entire State Department memo is listed, below under “documents”.

Here is a brief summation of what has been presented here.




State Department Memos



(SBU) This is an action request: Embassy Moscow please see para 6 and 7; and Embassy Tbilisi please see para 8. 2. (S/NF) Background: Over two years ago Russia requested a ten-gram sample of highly enriched uranium (HEU) seized in early 2006 in Georgia during a nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices. The seized HEU was transferred to U.S. custody and is being held at a secure DOE facility.

In response to the Russian request, the Georgian Government authorized the United States to share a sample of the material with the Russians for forensic analysis. Director Mueller previously planned to deliver the sample in April (Ref A), but due to a scheduling conflict the trip was canceled. Embassy Moscow LegAtt informed the FSB prior to Mueller’s intended April delivery and received confirmation that the FSB would take custody of the sample after the Director’s plane landed. EST Moscow also informed Rosatom of the planned transfer and that the U.S. placed a high priority on completing this transfer (Ref B). Once the LegAtt told FSB counterparts the April trip had been canceled, Ambassador Beyrle informed Igor Neverov (Ref C), who said that he understood but was disappointed the trip was postponed. The September 21 visit provides again an opportunity to deliver the requested ten-gram sample from the seized HEU in order to obtain cooperation from the GOR on this nuclear smuggling case and to eventually establish a more productive mechanism of U.S.-Russian cooperation on nuclear forensics. 3. (S/NF) While there was a reasonable exchange of information with Russian security services at the time of the 2006 seizure, we have had poor cooperation investigating the diversion of HEU, which the United States believes was stolen from a Russian facility. Russia did not respond to papers that then Acting U/S Rood provided Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov in December 2008 reiterating the USG position that Russia should pick up this sample in the United States. Further, when asked for an update on their response to our proposal, Ryabkov told us in early 2009 in Washington that there was an interagency dispute over who would come and pick up the material. 4. (S/NF) Given Russia’s reluctance to act so far, FBI Mueller’s delivery of this sample will underscore to Russia our commitment to follow through on this case. While some details related to the sharing of information on smuggling networks may be too sensitive to discuss, delivery of the sample could enable us to discuss whether Russian authorities investigated the diversion and prosecuted anyone. Moreover, we hope it will spark discussions on mechanisms to exchange information and material on future incidents of this nature, particularly in light of the commitments made in the July summit U.S.-Russia Joint Statement on Nuclear Cooperation regarding strengthening our cooperation to stop acts of nuclear terrorism. Posts should note that DOE/NNSA’s April 2009 determination authorizing distribution of the sample to the Russian Federation only for attribution of the sample in support of a criminal investigation is applicable to the proposed September 21 delivery of the sample to Russia. 5. (S/Rel Russia) Background con’t: On April 16, the FSB verbally confirmed to Legatt that we will have no problem with the Russian Ministry of Aviation concerning Mueller’s flight (although we probably won’t see paperwork until shortly before the trip). The FBI is requiring that the sample be turned over to a Russian law enforcement authority (i.e., FSB) as opposed to an intelligence service (i.e., SVR) or technical authority (i.e., Rosatom). A representative from the responsible Russian Law Enforcement authority, who will accept custody of the sample, must be identified and verified ahead of time. That individual will be required to have signatory authority to accept the sample. Appropriate arrangements need to be made to ensure the transfer of material is conducted at the airport, plane-side, upon arrival of the Director’s aircraft. Post should also remind the GOR that this is the material about which the GOR gave the USG nonproliferation assurances in 2008 in a diplomatic note from February 2008 (Ref D). 6. (S/Rel Russia) Action request: Embassy Moscow is requested to alert at the highest appropriate level the Russian Federation that FBI Director Mueller plans to deliver the HEU sample once he arrives to Moscow on September 21. Post is requested to convey information in paragraph 5 with regard to chain of custody, and to request details on Russian Federation’s plan for picking up the material. Embassy is also requested to reconfirm the April 16 understanding from the FSB verbally that we will have no problem with the Russian Ministry of Aviation concerning Mueller’s September 21 flight clearance. 7. (S/Rel Russia) Post is requested to deliver the following talking points: –We wish to inform you that FBI Director Mueller plans to arrive in Moscow on the evening of September 21 with a ten-gram sample of seized HEU, which you requested for nuclear forensics analysis. –We regret that the April visit by Director Mueller could not take place due to a scheduling conflict. We would be grateful once again for the Russian Federation’s willingness to receive the sample and facilitate the logistics for its pick up. –As before, we require confirmation that a representative from a responsible Russian law enforcement authority will be available to accept custody of the sample and have signatory authority to accept the sample. –We require that the transfer of this material be conducted at the airport, on the tarmac near by the plane, upon arrival of the Director’s aircraft. –We place a high priority on completion of this sample transfer to facilitate your forensic analysis of the material. –Further, with the delivery of this sample, we hope to collaborate more closely on promoting a more effective relationship between our law enforcement organizations to counter illicit trafficking of nuclear materials. –In particular, such efforts were underscored in the July Summit joint presidential statement on nuclear cooperation regarding our commitments to strengthen cooperation to stop acts of nuclear terrorism. Securing vulnerable nuclear materials and improving nuclear security within our two countries is our highest priority. — It is our hope to eventually establish a more systematic mechanism to facilitate U.S.-Russian cooperation on investigations into nuclear smuggling cases. We continue to believe that Russia should be concerned by the prospect that HEU was diverted from one of its facilities, and should actively investigate the incident. 8. (S/Rel Georgia) For Embassy Tbilisi: No action is required at this point. As before, State will send instructions at the appropriate time on alerting the Georgian Government when the transfer of the seized HEU is immanent and in Russian custody. 9. (U) Department thanks Post for its assistance. Washington point of contacts are Mike Curry, ISN/WMDT, 202-736-7692 ([email protected]) and Nate Young, EUR/PRA, 202-647-7278 ([email protected]). Please slug all responses for EUR, ISN/WMDT, and T. CLINTON


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Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo to bring her uncanny abilities to Bakersfield’s Rabobank Theater this fall

If you haven’t heard of Theresa Caputo, then lend us your eyes for a short spell.

Caputo is the famous Long Island Medium who has been on numerous talk shows to showcase her amazing skills. 

Caputo’s specialty is talking to those who have passed on to the afterlife, and her skills will simply dazzle you. Granted, some of her talents have been subjected to extreme scrutiny, and she even been accused of being just a “performer.”

Wherever you fall on the subject, you can’t help but be amazed at her sheer skill, and she’s bringing her talents on the road this October, which includes a stop at Bakersfield’s Rabobank Theater on Oct. 12. This show and the other dates on her schedule promises to be packed with curious fans. If you haven’t gotten your ticket to this amazing show, make sure that you do.

In addition to her Bakersfield stop, here are the other dates and cities where Caputo will try to call on the spirits of the spirit world to talk to us. Always remember that dates and venues are subject to change.

Oct. 10 — San Jose, CA — San Jose Civic Center
Oct. 11 — Fresno, CA — Saroyan Theatre
Oct. 12 — Bakersfield, CA —  Rabobank Theater (Click here for tickets!)
Oct. 13 — Stockton, CA — Bob Hope Theatre
Oct. 14 — Las Vegas, NV — Park Theater
Oct. 16 — Boise, ID — Morrison Center
Oct. 17 — Spokane, WA — INB Performing Arts Center
Oct. 19 — Worley, ID — Coeur D’Alene Resort Casino
Oct. 20 — Lincoln City, OR — Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Oct. 21 — Lincoln City, OR — Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Oct. 22 — Lincoln City, OR — Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Oct. 24 — Vancouver, BC — Thunderbird Arena
Oct. 25 — Kelowna, BC — Prospera Place
Oct. 26 — Edmonton, AB — Northlands Coliseum
Oct. 27 — Calgary, AB — Winsport Arena

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The best NYC concerts for August 2017

Summer is almost coming to an end, but there’s still time to go out and catch some rays. While you’re out there, why not catch a show or two? There’s a ton of amazing concerts hitting up the Big Apple in August. One of the biggest rappers in the scene today makes his way to Terminal 5, a longtime power pop group headlines Rough Trade NYC, and the power of dubstep will take over Playstation Theater. Check out our list of 10 great shows in New York City in the following month. Tickets are on sale to the general public right now.

Friday, Aug. 4

Mew @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Danish alternative rock group Mew are on the road plugging their new studio album Visuals, which features the single “85 Videos”. The band will rock Brooklyn with support from electronic outfit MONAKR.

Thursday, Aug. 17

Nina Diaz @ Rough Trade NYC

Girl In A Coma member Nina Diaz will make her way to Rough Trade NYC in support of her debut studio album The Beat Is Dead. The 13 track record was produced by Diaz and Manuel Calderon, who worked on GIAC’s Trio B.C. album.

Monday, Aug. 21

Midnight Oil, The Living End @ Terminal 5

Australian rockers Midnight Oil return make their return to Terminal 5 on their second North American leg of the Great Circle 2017 world tour. The band are best known for their hits “The Dead Heart”, “Blue Sky Mine”, and “Truganini.” Joining them as support are fellow Aussies The Living End, who are touring in support of their latest album Shift.

Old Crow Medicine Show @ Brooklyn Steel

Americana outfit Old Crow Medicine Show head to Brooklyn Steel in support of 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, which finds the band performing Bob Dylan’s classic Blonde on Blonde  album in its entirety. Opening the show is rising country star Joshua Hedley.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Aesop Rock @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

While on the road, rapper Aesop Rock was busy working on the score for the upcoming film Bushwick, which comes out on Aug. 25. Two days before the film’s release, he’ll hold a special performance inside Music Hall of Williamsburg with support from Grimace Federation.

Friday, Aug. 25

The Flamin’ Groovies @ Rough Trade NYC

Iconic power pop outfit The Flamin’ Groovies are bringing their classic ’70s lineup together for their new studio album Fantastic Planet, which is set to be released on Sept. 22. The band will be making a stop inside Rough Trade NYC in the midst of their Northeast trek. NYC power pop band Baby Shakes will open.

Lil Yachty @ Terminal 5

Lil Yatchy brings his biggest NYC headlining show to date inside Terminal 5, and tickets are quickly disappearing. Back in May, he released his debut album Teenage Emotions, which debuted at number five on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Saturday, Aug. 26

Zomboy, Trampa @ Playstation Theater

Dubstep producer Zomboy brings his massive Rott N’ Roll North American tour to Playstation Theater, and he’s not coming alone. Trampa, Dr. Ozi, and GLD will help deliver the jams throughout the night. Zomboy is promoting his new Rott N’ Roll EP, which is slated to come out in the near future.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Washed Out @ Brooklyn Steel

Chillwave act Washed Out bring the Mister Mellow tour to Brooklyn, and tickets are getting low. The act is touring in support of their new studio album Mister Mellow, which was released on Stones Throw Records. This is the long awaited follow up to 2013’s Paracosm, which includes the single “It All Feels Right.”

Little Dragon @ Terminal 5

Swedish electronic outfit Little Dragon return to the States with a new record in hand. Season High, which is out on Because Music, is the follow up to their 2014 Grammy nominated release Nabuma Rubberband, and it features the singles “High” and “Sweet.” Opening the show is Xavier Omär.

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ONE OK ROCK plays their second night in New York City

Early Saturday morning as the city began to awaken, a crowd of people was already gathering outside of Playstation Theater for the second night of ONE OK ROCK’s concerts in New York City.  Friday night’s show was exciting and full of energy so fans expected and equally amazing night.  Once the doors opened, everyone crowded onto the venue floor and waited for the first band to take the stage.  Palisades, a post-hardcore band from New Jersey, opened up the show.  With their fast-tempo and heavy bass sound mixed in with nice melodies, the band had a great sound that complemented the tour.  The next band up was Set It Off.  The pop-punk played a light and fun set and even broke out a trumpet, showcasing some of the band member’s musical roots.   

After much anticipation ONE OK ROCK finally took the stage.  The band started with Bombs Away and right away the energy of the audience increased tenfold.  The fans can be heard singing along to every song especially favorites like Clock Strikes and I Was King.  Towards the middle of the concert, vocalist Taka took the time to honor Chester Bennington of Linkin Park as they were supposed to be touring together this summer.  The crowd became silent and somber as they listened to a beautiful cover of Linkin Park’s One More Light.  After a moment of silence the band continued with Take What You Want and the audience gave it their all to sing.  Taka left the stage while the rest of the band remained.  Members Toru, Ryota, and Tomoya showed off their instrumental skills, playing to flashing lights and the crowds screams.  Taka returned to the stage to sing The Beginning, one of only two songs from their previous Japanese releases.  The concert hit its climax with Mighty Long Fall which got the crowd surging forward and head-banging.  The last song was the powerful song We Are where the crowd and the band sang together as they finished off the set and the lights dimmed.  It wasn’t long after that the band returned to the stage for an encore song, American Girls.  The pop rock song ended the concert on a bright and happy note and left fans smiling, making it a fun ending to and overall great show. 

This was the second time this year that ONE OK ROCK toured the U.S. and fans can’t seem to get enough of them.  Even with two back to back shows, the bands and the fans continued to show their energy, excitement, and love for the music that is being shared.



Bombs Away
Taking Off
Clock Strikes
Bedroom Warfare
Bon Voyage
I Was King
One More Light – Linkin Park Cover
Take What You Want


The Beginning
Mighty Long Fall
We Are


American girls

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Interview: Doug Aldrich on The Dead Daisies’ world tour heading to US

After 30 shows in 16 countries across four continents, The Dead Daisies are looking forward to bringing their world tour home. The hard rock supergroup is on a brief break, before an appearance at the Woodstock Poland Festival on Aug. 3. Their first American show is Aug. 9 at the infamous Sturgis (South Dakota) motorcycle rally, before officially kicking off their Dirty Dozen Tour — their first headlining tour in the U.S. — in Chicago the next night.

The group formed in 2012, bringing together veterans of some of the best known hard rock bands. Currently, the lineup is: John Corabi (Motley Crue) on vocals, guitarists Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix), bass player Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), and drummer Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner). Aldrich is the newest member, having joined the band in early 2016, when then-guitarist Richard Fortus left to join the Gun N’Roses reunion. 

This summer and spring, The Dead Daisies have been touring in support of their recent album Live & Louderwhich captured the energy and party atmosphere of their 2016 world tour. “The most important thing is that the chemistry is really good with this band live,” Aldrich told “And that’s why instead of making a new studio record, we decided to make a little noise some more. We decided to put out a live record. We had some good concerts to pick from, and also it [a live album] shows a more personal side of any band.”

When the band comes off their break on Thursday (August 3), they will play at the Woodstock Poland festival — with an orchestra. “We worked up some different songs that — I don’t want to give it away — were not necessarily rock songs and made them into rock songs,” Aldrich said. “You know, kind of ‘Daisiefied’ them. I’m really excited about how they turned out.” The guitarist mentioned that the band might release a live recording of this show.

The Dead Daisies’ music is heavily influenced by 70s and early 80s rock, apparent not only in their original songs but also in the covers they rework in the studio and on the road. This past July 4th, the band released a video comprised of some of their live performances of “We’re An American Band,” which was a #1 hit for Grand Funk Railroad in 1973. The track is on Live & Louder, along with other rock classics “Fortunate Son,” “Join Together,” and “Midnight Moses.”  

So far, the setlists on this tour relied almost exclusively on Live & Louder, with occasional covers tossed into the mix. Aldrich confirmed that it will remain mostly the same during the final leg, “but we always end up swapping stuff around,” he said.

While the members of the band are looking forward to all 15 stops in North America (The Dirty Dozen headline shows, plus 3 biker rallies), playing in New York and Los Angeles is always special for them, albeit with a little added pressure. “We have friends in most of the bigger cities, and when your friends come out it’s just a good vibe. New York, we’ve got tons of friends, all of us. L.A. is ridiculous for me. When I was in Whitesnake, I used to put 60 people on our guest list,” the 53-year-old guitarist said. “Now with the Daisies, we need our fans and our friends to come support us. You end up partying a little more with your friends there, but you end up playing a little harder, too. Your friends are like ‘C’mon dude! Let it rip! Light it up, man! Don’t let me down, dude!’” The Dead Daisies will be in at the Highline Ballroom in New York on Aug. 17 and the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 25. The complete itinerary can be found here.

Aldrich recalled the first time he came to New York in 1989 or 1990, when he was with the hard rock band Hurricane. “We went to do promo in New York, and we went to these really artsy parties and all this stuff I’d never seen before. It looked like these parties you see on tv where Andy Warhol might show up. And we were just kids,” he said. “The club [where they played] felt like a little more pressure, because New York is so famous.” Over the next decade, he returned to the city on tour as a member of other bands.

The Dead Daisies spent time in New York City while writing last year’s Make Some Noise album. Founding band member and guitarist David Lowy lives in the city “so it’s easy for us to work, rehearse there, and write there. And it’s really cool to get to spend some time and really get the vibe of it,” Aldrich said. “It’s fun to walk in New York, there are so many different ways to go and so many different vibes in the city.”

When the tour ends in early September, they plan to take a break before getting back into action in late October in New York. “We’re gonna loosely grab some ideas together, then we’ll go to Nashville and kind of fine tune them, and basically get in the studio and just record straight away,” he said. “The good thing is that the ideas are still fresh and we don’t spend too much time doing any demos — we’ll try to capture the essence of what we’re doing when we actually play it for the first time. And it’s with Pro Tools running, so we capture it. It’s cool, really old school.”

Until then, he and the other guys in the band are enjoying the tour and hoping fans will come out to see them. “Come hang out with us — it’s really a fun show!” Aldrich promised.

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Interview: Uncured’s Cox brothers share tales of ‘Medusa’

In its short tenure, New Jersey’s tech-progressive death metal unit, Uncured, has generated a notable buzz among fans and the industry. Fronted by teen brothers Rex and Zak Cox, who serve as the band’s vocalists and dual guitar wizards, Uncured got its feet wet in 2016 with the release of its Spontaneous Generation EP. Next To None’s Max Portnoy served as drummer for the release. This spring, the band released its debut full-length album, Medusa, with Jon Kita joining on bass and Liam Manley on drums. The group recently wrapped a tour with Katatonia, and this summer they will share the stage with DevilDriver, followed by a fall run with Children of Bodom. This week, AXS chatted with the Cox brothers about the band’s history, debut album, and future.

The Uncured sound encompasses several styles. Some of their inspirations are easier to catch than others. “We’ve been influenced by a wide variety of bands,” admits Rex. “The first band we always reference would be Opeth, primarily because of their ability to combine very heavy, brutal parts with softer, melodic parts. Their writing philosophies carry over into a lot of ours, even though musically we don’t sound totally similar. Also we’re very inspired by Jeff Loomis and John Petrucci, because we see them as the two best guitarists in the metal scene today. Watching their playing and seeing how technical they are, that’s really inspired us to push ourselves to become more technical. You’ll hear a lot of that in our music as well.”

Spontaneous Generation was released as an instrumental EP and featured Mike Portnoy’s son Max on drums. “When we first wrote our EP, it was written over the course of a few years,” shares Rex. “My brother and I were always throwing riffs at each other; ‘How do you like this? How do you like that?’ When we decided we actually wanted to record our EP we had sequenced drums on it, and we thought that we needed real drums to really pull it all together. There’s something about real drums that you just can’t accomplish with sequenced drums. So we contacted Max and Mike Portnoy and they were more than happy to have Max fill in on our first EP.”

Between the EP and the Medusa album, the band added vocals and solidified its line-up. With that, there has been a notable evolution in the quartet’s sound. “When we initially started we wanted to have vocals on our music,” notes Rex. “We didn’t have any intentions of putting vocals on the EP, which was a little bit of a sampler of everything that we set out to accomplish musically. I think it’s a logical progression from the EP to Medusa, which is heavier, and we added vocals. Even though a lot of the stylistic choices are similar, I think that Medusa takes a step towards where we want to go as a band from the EP.”

“For most instrumental bands there sort of is a limitation on a wide appeal to a larger group of people,” adds Zak. “We would like to have as large an audience as possible. When we were writing Medusa, we wanted to think; ‘What’s going to translate the best to a live performance setting?’ Which is what we think is the most important part of being in a band. You need to have an amazing live show. That’s why we wrote a lot of Medusa how we did, because we knew we wanted harsh vocals, and we knew we wanted it to translate well live. I think we accomplished what we set out to do. We’re very pleased with our final product.”

Since the release of Medusa, the band has reworked its track “Stygian Pit”, adding vocals, and releasing it in new form as “Stygian Valley,” which the band has released as its latest single. “What we were thinking with ‘Stygian Valley’ is we needed a heavier version of ‘Stygian Pit,’” offers Rex. “Obviously to make it heavier we could, a) add vocals and then, b) we restructured the song without losing any portions, cause we knew what we wanted to keep. We had to cut out parts that repeated and things like that. That process was a unique one for us because we’ve never actually redone a song that we’ve made previously. But it went very fluidly, and on ‘Stygian Valley’ we had time to do a bunch of extra vocal tracks to make them sound better than Medusa because we had, a) more experience and, b) the ability to really produce the vocals in a unique way.”

You can check out the full interview with Rex and Zak Cox above and check out the video for Stygian Valley below. You can also find Uncured on tour this year with DevilDriver and Children of Bodom.

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