Thursday, March 31, 2011

Vintage Vinos on Vinyl

Keith Richards is proud of his great band. No, not that one. The X-Pensive Winos, the group he formed in 1987 when the Rolling Stones were on hiatus. Mindless Records announces Vintage Vinos: Limited Edition Vinyl, a collector s version of Vintage Vinos, the first collection of material from the solo recordings of Keith Richards. GET IT HERE

Costa Clapton Collaboration

Nikka Costa co-wrote a song on Eric Clapton’s newest release called Diamonds Made From Rain, and the album is #1 on the charts in the US! It's one of the few new compositions on 'Clapton' that is the perfect vehicle for EC's emotive, maturing tenor. No wonder he's picked it as the album's first single. Amid a full orchestra, Clapton turns up his guitar and lets loose with a heartfelt solo, one of his best in years; in fact, each note is packed with passion.

Nikka's website

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Timi Yuro August 4, 1940 - March 30, 2004

Sing a Song for Freedom

Judge Rejects Willie Nelson's Singing Plea Deal

A prosecutor in Hudspeth County, Texas, hashed out a plea bargain with country legend Willie Nelson. If the singer performed his “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” paid a small fee, and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, Nelson could have gotten off the hook for a bust for six ounces of marijuana last year. But County Judge Becky Dean Walker, who has the final say in the case, said, “Just because he's a star, I don't think he should receive any special treatment.."


Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27, 1958 welcomed Stereophonic Sound

The Ballad of Mott the Hoople


The BFI London Film Festival crowd-pleaser makes its US debut (at the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival), documenting the celebrated reunion after 35 years of the band most famous for “All the Young Dudes.” Of course there’s more to them than one hit: their story parallels the story of British glam rock, and Ian Hunter remembers every moment of those glory days, with the help of amazing archival footage and interviews with such luminaries as Queen’s Roger Taylor and The Clash’s Mick Jones.


MTH website HERE

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Global Music Relief Effort


In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music have joined together for the worldwide release of "Songs for Japan," an unprecedented compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 ( Proceeds from the album's sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cross Society.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Liam Gallagher's Japan Aid


No strangers to charity -- they're appearing at the Teenage Cancer Trust fundraising gigs at the Royal Albert Hall this week -- Beady Eye have announced details of a special one-off gig to raise funds for victims of the Japanese earthquake. MORE HERE

The band -- formed by Liam Gallagher and the remaining members of Oasis after Noel Gallagher quit.

R.I.P.: Elizabeth Taylor

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Willie's Wild Horses

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is honored to announce the exclusive release of the Rolling Stones’ classic “Wild Horses,” performed and produced by the legendary Willie Nelson and his family members (including daughter Paula and son Lukas). The Nelson family is donating the proceeds from the sale of the song to AWI’s campaigns on behalf of wild and domestic horses. GET IT HERE

official website 

R.I.P.: Pinetop Perkins

Monday, March 21, 2011

Help Keith Help Japan

For decades, Japanese fans have been some of the most passionate supporters of rock and roll. Now they need our help.
Please visit the Store now to order a very special limited edition t-shirt Keith is making available. The Japan Relief t-shirt is based on a photo taken by Claude Gassian on the Japanese leg of the Steel Wheels tour in 1990 and is available in both classic and fitted styles.
Keith will be sending all profits from the shirt's sales to the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund. Let's come together now to get our brothers and sisters through this difficult time and help them rebuild as soon as possible. Visit the Store for full details.
One Love.

Funky Frisco!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Otis Redding

March 16, 1968 - The posthumously released Otis Redding single 'Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay', started a five week run at No.1 on the US chart, (a No.3 hit the UK). Otis was killed in a plane crash on 10th December 1967 three days after recording the song.

Monday, March 14, 2011

R.I.P.: Owsley 'Bear' Stanley


Owsley Stanley (born Augustus Owsley Stanley III) also known as The Bear, is a former underground LSD cook, the first to produce large quantities of pure LSD. He had a major influence on rock 'n roll. MORE HERE


Steely Dan's 1976 single "Kid Charlemagne" was loosely inspired by Stanley's exploits.

R.I.P.: Joe Morello

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sahara Las Vegas to Close in May

The Jack Eglash Orchestra was the "House" band at the Sahara hotel in Las Vegas.

The Sahara hotel and casino, one of the first to offer a lounge act in the home of lounge acts - and frequented by a veritable Who's Who of hedonists - has announced that its time on The Strip is at an end. The owners announced on Friday that one of the last postwar hotels still standing on the Las Vegas Strip will check its last guest out on May 16, 2011. MORE HERE

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Rain

British singer and drummer Phil Collins has confirmed reports he is to retire from the music business. MORE HERE


We're not fans of her music but offer kudos to the pop diva's decision to cut ties with Target due to their anti-equality actions. MORE HERE

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Healing Power of Music


A pioneering music therapy technique is helping Gabrielle Giffords regain her faculties; helping her recovery. STORY HERE

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy 60th Birth-year Fender Telecaster

Roy Buchanan's battered, early-'50s Telecaster... The sounds he could conjure from it were nothing short of astounding.

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