Jean-Guy "John" Kastner is a Canadian musician and composer born in Beaconsfield, Quebec. He is well known as the singer for Montreal hardcore punk band the Asexuals as well as singer-guitarist for Montreal alternative band Doughboys and alternative band All Systems Go!. He is the manager and former rhythm guitarist for the band Men Without Hats. Jean-Guy Kastner was born in Quebec, to Charles Kastner and Kathryn Ann Watt, he had been interested in roll since elementary school. By the time he was 9 years old, he was following musicians who worked in downtown Montreal and who performed at the Forum. Kastner joined the Asexuals in 1983 and recorded a 7-inch and two LPs with them before quitting in 1987, over musical differences. While a member of the Asexuals, he fronted the band and helped the Montreal hardcore scene become well known outside the city through the frequent tours the group made in Canada, the United States and Europe. Between 1990 and 1992, he played rhythm guitar in Men Without Hats, recording on their album Sideways.
After leaving the Asexuals, he started the Doughboys, releasing seven albums from 1987 to 1996. The band broke up in 1996 and Kastner moved to California. In 1998, he started the band All Systems Go! with Frank Daly and Mark Arnold of Big Drill Car and released five albums and EPs from 1999 to 2003 before going on a hiatus in 2005. They released another album in 2007 went on another hiatus. Kastner recorded and released the 2006 album entitled "Have you seen Lucky?", which featured a number of his previous bandmates. Kastner wrote music for many movies and TV show soundtracks, including Phil the Alien, Universal Soldier: The Return and Brats of the Lost Nebula. and collaborated on records by Mega City Four, The Weekend, Mark Lanegan Band and Men Without Hats. In 2008, John joined Bran Van 3000 as guitar player and in 2010 reunited with the Asexuals to play a show in Montreal. In 2010, he appeared in the documentary Open Your Mouth And Say... Mr. Chi Pig, a Canadian film about the life of SNFU singer Mr. Chi Pig directed by Sean Patrck Shaul and released by Prairie Coast Films.
Kastner married actress Nicole de Boer on 18 December 1999. They have a daughter, Summer Lee Kastner, born in January 2007. In 2012, John and de Boer separated, divorced. In May 2013, Kastner began dating actress and Mad Men star Jessica Paré. In October 2014, Kastner and Paré announced. On March 19, 2015, Paré gave birth to a son, named Blues Anthony Paré Kastner. Kastner has a sister, a brother, Jason. On 26 March 2008, Kastner's mother Kathryn. Featuring: The Asexuals Be What You Want Contemporary World La Majeure Whatever Home Again Happy Accidents When Up Turns to Down Crush Turn Me On All Systems Go! I'll Be Your Radio Mon Chi Chi Fascination Unknown Tell Vicky A Late Night Snack Have You Seen Lucky? The Garden
Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city; the city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of, Île Bizard. It has a distinct four-season continental climate with cold, snowy winters. In 2016, the city had a population of 1,704,694, with a population of 1,942,044 in the urban agglomeration, including all of the other municipalities on the Island of Montreal; the broader metropolitan area had a population of 4,098,927. French is the city's official language and is the language spoken at home by 49.8% of the population of the city, followed by English at 22.8% and 18.3% other languages. In the larger Montreal Census Metropolitan Area, 65.8% of the population speaks French at home, compared to 15.3% who speak English.
The agglomeration Montreal is one of the most bilingual cities in Quebec and Canada, with over 59% of the population able to speak both English and French. Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris, it is situated 258 kilometres south-west of Quebec City. The commercial capital of Canada, Montreal was surpassed in population and in economic strength by Toronto in the 1970s, it remains an important centre of commerce, transport, pharmaceuticals, design, art, tourism, fashion, gaming and world affairs. Montreal has the second-highest number of consulates in North America, serves as the location of the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization, was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2006. In 2017, Montreal was ranked the 12th most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit in its annual Global Liveability Ranking, the best city in the world to be a university student in the QS World University Rankings. Montreal has hosted multiple international conferences and events, including the 1967 International and Universal Exposition and the 1976 Summer Olympics.
It is the only Canadian city to have held the Summer Olympics. In 2018, Montreal was ranked as an Alpha− world city; as of 2016 the city hosts the Canadian Grand Prix of Formula One, the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Just for Laughs festival. In the Mohawk language, the island is called Tiohtià:ke Tsi, it is a name referring to the Lachine Rapids to the island's Ka-wé-no-te. It means "a place where nations and rivers unite and divide". In the Ojibwe language, the land is called Mooniyaang which means "the first stopping place" and is part of the seven fires prophecy; the city was first named Ville Marie by European settlers from La Flèche, or "City of Mary", named for the Virgin Mary. Its current name comes from the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. According to one theory, the name derives from mont Réal,. A possibility by the Government of Canada on its web site concerning Canadian place names, is that the name was adopted as it is written nowadays because an early map of 1556 used the Italian name of the mountain, Monte Real.
Archaeological evidence demonstrates that First Nations native people occupied the island of Montreal as early as 4,000 years ago. By the year AD 1000, they had started to cultivate maize. Within a few hundred years, they had built fortified villages; the Saint Lawrence Iroquoians, an ethnically and culturally distinct group from the Iroquois nations of the Haudenosaunee based in present-day New York, established the village of Hochelaga at the foot of Mount Royal two centuries before the French arrived. Archeologists have found evidence of their habitation there and at other locations in the valley since at least the 14th century; the French explorer Jacques Cartier visited Hochelaga on October 2, 1535, estimated the population of the native people at Hochelaga to be "over a thousand people". Evidence of earlier occupation of the island, such as those uncovered in 1642 during the construction of Fort Ville-Marie, have been removed. Seventy years the French explorer Samuel de Champlain reported that the St Lawrence Iroquoians and their settlements had disappeared altogether from the St Lawrence valley.
This is believed to be due to epidemics of European diseases, or intertribal wars. In 1611 Champlain established a fur trading post on the Island of Montreal, on a site named La Place Royale. At the confluence of Petite Riviere and St. Lawrence River, it is where present-day Pointe-à-Callière stands. On his 1616 map, Samuel de Champlain named the island Lille de Villemenon, in honour of the sieur de Villemenon, a French dignitary, seeking the viceroyship of New France. In 1639 Jérôme Le Royer de La Dauversière obtained the Seigneurial title to the Island of Montreal in the name of the Notre Dame Society of Montreal to establish a Roman Catholic mission to evangelize natives. Dauversiere hired Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve 30, to lead a group of colonists to build a mission on his new seigneury; the colonists left France in 1641 for Quebec, arrived on the island the following year. On May 17, 1642, Ville-Marie was founded on the southern shore of Montreal is
The Asexuals is a hardcore punk band from Beaconsfield, a mainstay of the Montreal punk scene in the 1980s before changing into an alternative band following the departure of singer John Kastner. Kastner left to form the Doughboys and All Systems Go!. The Asexuals formed in 1983 when Sean Friesen, T. J. Collins and Paul Remington, all Beaconsfield High students, decided to start a punk rock band. Another Beaconsfield native, future actor Al Goulem, was in the band as second guitarist for a few months with Collins singing, their friend John Kastner joined and became the singer. After using the names "Commonwealth", "Dead Dog", "Johnny Jew and the Holocaust" and "VD Teens", they chose the name "Asexuals" because none of the band members had girlfriends at the time, their music mixed elements of hardcore as well as more melodic punk rock à la The Nils or Hüsker Dü. The band played gigs in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, opening for touring Canadian and American punk bands before releasing their first EP, Featuring: The Asexuals on Og Music in 1984.
The same year, the band contributed a song to the legendary Montreal punk compilation Primitive Air-Raid on Psyche Industry Records released their first LP Be What You Want on First Strike Records in December 1984. By the following year, Psyche Industry Records had received much positive feedback about the Asexuals's song, "Contra-rebels", so they re-released the band's Be What You Want LP after First Strike Records refused to do so, having stopped answering the band's letters and phone calls. In 1985, Psyche Industry released the Asexuals' second LP, Contemporary World, which featured a hardcore treatment of Bob Dylan's classic song, "The Times They Are a-Changin'", flirted with a more alternative rock sound; the band went on a two-month, 69-date tour across the U. S. A. and Canada to promote that album. In 1987, Kastner clashed with the other members about the band's evolving musical direction, was kicked out because he was taking too much space. Kastner went on to form the Doughboys, while the Asexuals reconfigured themselves, with Collins and Freisen both playing electric guitar and sharing lead-vocal duties, bringing in then-Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra bassist Blake Cheetah to take over bass guitar from Collins.
They toured across North America relentlessly, opening for fellow Canadian punk bands like D. O. A.. and SNFU, as well as such American hardcore greats as Hüsker Dü, the Minutemen, the Dicks and Youth Brigade. In 1988, the band released Dish, on Cargo Records. Under the direction of Producer Steve Kravac, Dish was an artistic and sonic departure from their previous recordings, not only because of the noticeable absence of Kastner's distinctly sneering vocals. For the first time, the band departed from the standard arrangement of distorted electric guitars and drums. Indeed, the self-titled opening track featured acoustic horns. While this less brash sound alienated many long-time fans, the songs remained punchy and hard-rocking, the band retained a tougher sound when performing live, they were on the verge of disbanding. Cheetah quit the band after this tour and was replaced by Dom Pompeo, with whom they recorded their fourth LP, Exile from Floontown. Released in 1991, the album went a long way towards restoring the band's original distorted electric guitar sound, while remaining melodic and college-radio friendly.
In 1992, they released the Walt's Wish EP on Cargo. Dom Pompeo quit in 1993, being replaced by Yuri Mohacsi and that line-up released an EP, Love Goes Plaid on RPN-Records in Europe and Boss Tuneage in America. In 1996, they recorded and released what would be their last studio album, Fitzjoy, on Hypnotic Records, they were instead disbanded. Friesen moved to Austin and started La Motta with Inland Empire's bass player Alfred Mueller and drummer Wal Rashidi in the beginning of the 2000s and released three albums and toured Europe and the U. S. A. In 2001, Boss Tuneage released Greater than Later, a compilation of many old Asexuals tracks spanning years 1984 to 1996 as well as some unreleased tracks; the original line-up of the band, including Kastner and Friesen, got back together to play a reunion show on October 1, 2010 in Montreal along with fellow Montreal punk bands the 222's, Hollerado. The band reunited again in Toronto the following March to play back-to-back shows at the Bovine Sex Club.
The Asexuals were reviled in many punk fanzines, including Maximumrocknroll, in 1984 because of the song "Contra-Rebels", featured on Primitive Air-Raid and Be What You Want. The song was a little ambiguous in interpretation, using irony with the lyrics "Contra-rebels, trained by the CIA, Contra-rebels, will blow your Reds away". Tim Yohannon of MRR didn't get the irony at first, calling the band mouthpieces of the new right before apologizing a few months after. John "Filthy" Kastner- Vocals Sean "Head" Friesen - Guitar T. J. Collins - Bass, Guitar Paul "Wally" Remington - Drums Blake Cheetah - Bass Dom Pompeo - Bass Yuri Mohacsi - Bass Featuring: The Asexuals, Be What You Want, Contemporary World, Dish, (Car
Big Drill Car
Big Drill Car is a punk rock group from Huntington Beach, formed in 1987. They have reformed twice; the group never gained any mainstream audience, but were an influence on their contemporaries – most notably ALL, Chemical People and Dag Nasty – alongside whom they are considered the early pioneers of the sound that would be called melodic hardcore. Big Drill Car released an EP, Small Block, in 1988 before being signed to Cruz Records and releasing two studio albums; the band parted ways with that label and signed to Headhunter Records, who released No Worse for the Wear, the band's last album to date. Big Drill Car broke up in 1995, but reunited for a one-off series of shows in 2008 and 2009, with the classic original lineup; the band reunited with this lineup again in 2016, they have continued playing shows sporadically since then. Big Drill Car was formed in 1987 while Frank Daly and Mark Arnold were still in the seminal OC punk band M. I. A.. Frank and Mark had written some songs that were not M.
I. A.-style songs so they started playing around. Their first shows were a mix of these new originals songs. After M. I. A. broke up, Big Drill Car entered the studio in 1988 to record the EP Small Block. They were a hard working hard touring band. While touring with M. I. A. Frank and Mark played with The Descendents. After M. I. A. broke up and the Descendents became ALL the bands started playing locally and touring together. After "signing" with Greg Ginn's newly formed Cruz Records, Stephen Egerton and Bill Stevenson started up working with Big Drill Car in the studio to record their debut album, Album/Tape/CD Type Thing, released in 1989. After the release of their third album, Big Drill Car parted ways with the now-"classic" original line-up. Bob had announced that he was leaving the band to play in another band, on the verge of a major label deal; the show was at the PALACE in Los Angeles. It was the biggest of the "VIVA CRUZ" shows. Bob was more active and animated on stage that night than before.
Bob was replaced by Darren Morris. Darren fit in - he was a big fan, a super nice guy and he knew all the songs already. Not long after Darren joined the band, Danny left. Danny was replaced by a few drummers including Keith Fallis, they went on to release 2 more records with Keith in the band Cargo Records, Toured, an earlier recording with the original lineup and No Worse for the Wear, which Keith plays on. While No Worse for the Wear still never broke the band into mainstream audiences, the release of the album would gain Big Drill Car a little success and supporting slots on national and world tours with bands such as The Offspring and Guttermouth. After this, Big Drill Car broke up in 1995. After breaking up, Frank Daly and Mark Arnold joined forces with John Kastner to form the band All Systems Go!. Mark is working as a sound engineer working for Lemonheads/Jesus and Mary Chain/Breeders/Rocket From The Crypt/Band of Horses. Frank was guitar teching for Rocket From The Crypt for a while went on to tour manage Reel Big Fish before settling down, getting married and having a family.
On May 23, 2008, it was reported on Punknews.org that Big Drill Car was reuniting for a series of reunion shows in August, taking place at Huntington Beach's Fitzgerald's Pub and two Southern California dates on the 2008 Warped Tour. Big Drill Car headlined Riot Fest 2008, which took place on October 10–12 in Chicago, Illinois. Asked in August 2008 what was next for Big Drill Car, bassist Bob Thomson stated, "I can 100% guarantee there will be no tour, we're all dads with jobs, it is not easy to co ordinate shows as Frank lives in Indiana, so the best we can hope for is a show here and there." This led many to believe. Despite the statement Bob made, Big Drill Car recovened in the summer of 2009 for shows with All. In 2009, they released a rarities album called A Never Ending Endeavor, which featured some new material. 2008 marked the first time any of their music was available on iTunes. In January 2016, Big Drill Car played a one off reunion show in Costa Mesa, they are still active as of November 2017, play shows around Southern California.
Small Block EP, Variant Records! CD Type Thing Batch Toured No Worse for the Wear A Never Ending Endeavor "Surrender/Getaway" "The Snapperhead E. P." (split w/ Thud! "No Worse for the Wear/Black Country Rock" "Nothin' At All/Trash the House" Cruz Sampler 7" - "Restless Habs" The Big One: City of L. A. Power - "A Take Away" Something's Gone Wrong Again: The Buzzcocks Covers Compilation - "I Don't Mind" 13 Back-Ordered Hits - "16 Lines" Blackbox Sampler - "Big Shot" Case Closed? An International Compilation of Husker Du Cover Songs - "Celebrated Summer" By The Banks of the Mighty Santa Ana, Vol. I
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
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The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Jonathan Cummins is a Canadian musician and record producer from Toronto, now based out of Montreal, Quebec. He has played in Circus Lupus, the Doughboys, Treble Charger, Goddo, The Parachute Club, The Headpins, The Besnard Lakes, he has produced albums by Starvin Hungry, Tricky Woo, The Hot Springs, Dead Messenger, the Donkeys and more. Cummins is a music columnist for the Montreal Mirror "alternative" newsweekly. Jonathan co-hosts Psi Factor and the Cougar's Str8talk, a weekly podcast
Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of Nirvana after the suicide of Kurt Cobain; the group got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as "foo fighters". Prior to the release of Foo Fighters' 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear to complete the lineup; the band began with performances in Oregon. Goldsmith quit during the recording of the group's second album, The Colour and the Shape, when most of the drum parts were re-recorded by Grohl himself. Smear's departure followed soon afterward, though he would appear as a guest with the band starting in 2006, would rejoin as an official full-time member in 2011.
They were replaced by Taylor Hawkins and Franz Stahl although Stahl was fired before the recording of the group's third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose. The band continued as a trio until Chris Shiflett joined as the band's lead guitarist after the completion of There Is Nothing Left to Lose; the band released its fourth album, One by One, in 2002. The group followed that release with the two-disc In Your Honor, split between acoustic songs and heavier material. Foo Fighters released its sixth album, Silence, Patience & Grace, in 2007; the band's seventh studio album, Wasting Light, produced by Butch Vig, was released in 2011, in which Smear returned as a full member. In November 2014, the band's eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, was released as an accompanying soundtrack to the Grohl-directed 2014 miniseries of the same name. On September 15, 2017, the band released their ninth studio album and Gold, which became their second to reach number one in the United States and was the band's first studio album to feature longtime session and touring keyboardist Rami Jaffee as a full member.
Over the course of the band's career, four of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. As of 2015, the band has sold 12 million copies in the United States alone. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl joined the grunge group Nirvana as its drummer in 1990. During tours, he wrote songs. Grohl held back these songs from the rest of the band. I thought it was best that I kept my songs to myself." Grohl booked studio time to record demos and covers of songs he liked and issued a cassette of some of those songs called Pocketwatch under the pseudonym "Late!" in 1992. Frontman Kurt Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home on April 8, 1994, Nirvana subsequently disbanded. Grohl received offers to work with various artists. Grohl declined and instead entered Robert Lang Studios in October 1994 to record fifteen of the forty songs he had written. With the exception of a guitar part on "X-Static", played by Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs, Grohl played every instrument and sang every vocal on the tracks.
"I was supposed to just join another band and be a drummer the rest of my life," Grohl said. "I thought. I enjoy writing music and I enjoy trying to sing, there's nothing anyone can do to discourage me." Grohl completed an album's worth of material in five days and handed out cassette copies of the sessions to his friends for feedback. Grohl hoped to keep his anonymity and release the recordings in a limited run under the title "Foo Fighters", taken from the World War II term "foo fighter", used to refer to unidentified flying objects. "Around the time that I recorded the first FF tape, I was reading a lot of books on UFO's. Not only is it a fascinating subject, but there's a treasure trove of band names in those UFO books!" he said. "So, since I had recorded the first record by myself, playing all the instruments, but I wanted people to think that it was a group, I figured that FOO FIGHTERS might lead people to believe that it was more than just one guy. Silly, huh?" Continuing, Grohl insisted.
"Had I considered this to be a career, I would have called it something else, because it's the stupidest fucking band name in the world."However, the demo tape circulated in the music industry, creating interest among record labels. Grohl formed a band to support the album, he talked to former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic about joining the group, but both decided against it. "For Krist and I, it would have felt natural and great", Grohl explained. "But for everyone else, it would have been weird, it would have left me in a bad position. I would have been under the microscope." Having heard about the disbanding of Seattle-based rock band Sunny Day Real Estate, Grohl drafted the group's bass player, Nate Mendel, drummer, William Goldsmith. Grohl asked Pat Smear, who served as a touring guitarist for Nirvana after the release of its 1993 album, In Utero, to join as the group's second guitarist. Grohl licensed the album to Capitol Records, releasing it on Roswell Records, his new record label.
Foo Fighters made its live public debut on February 23, 1995, at the Jambalaya Club in Arcata and March 3 at The Satyricon in Portland. They followed that with a show at the Velvet Elvis in