Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Fred Steiner, who wrote numerous scores for the original Star Trek series and created the memorable theme music to the Perry Mason TV series and the beloved cartoon series The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, died of natural causes in Mexico at his home in the Mexican state of Jalisco at the age of 88.
He was prolific and integral to the art of television music and provided dozens of episodic scores for shows like Have Gun – Will Travel, The Untouchables, The Twilight Zone, Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Hogan’s Heroes, Lost in Space, The Wild Wild West, Mannix, Hawaii 5-0, Dynasty, Tiny Toons Adventures and many others. MORE HERE
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
It's some time since popular music was strictly a young person's game, but Glen Campbell's reason for retiring is nonetheless striking: the veteran country singer, now 75, has announced that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. MORE HERE
Friday, June 24, 2011
The Star Tribune reports that Sly Stone is set to release his new album, "I’m Back! Family & Friends" on August 16, 2011. The album will feature Sly redoing hits including "Everyday People" and "Family Affair," with the help of Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Bootsy Collins, the Doors’ Ray Manzarek and others. The 11-song album also will feature three previously unreleased tracks, including the traditional song "His Eye Is On The Sparrow," the newspaper reports.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
June 21, 1966, Jimmy Page made his live debut with The Yardbirds at the Marquee Club, London. The band was captured in Michelangelo Antonioni's 1967 film "Blow Up" featuring Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck playing at a club.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
"It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform our friends and fans that at 7:00 tonight, Saturday, June 18, our beloved friend and bandmate, Clarence Clemons passed away. The cause was complications from his stroke of last Sunday, June 12th.
Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band."
- Bruce Springsteen
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Visit TravelingWilburys.com on Sunday, June 19. Programme begins at 8am GMT
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
June 15, 1967 Guitarist Peter Green quit the John Mayall Band and went on to form Fleetwood Mac and write the rock classic 'Black Magic Woman' - made famous by Carlos Santana ...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Carl Gardner, lead vocalist and founder of legendary R&B group the Coasters, died Sunday, June 12. Best known for '50s hits such as 'Yakety Yak,' 'Poison Ivy,' 'Charlie Brown' and 'Searchin',' Gardner was born in Tyler, Texas, and formed the group in 1955 with Bobby Nunn. The group scored its first hit, 'Down in Mexico,' for AtCo Records in 1956 and went on to record some of the most popular rock and R&B songs of the era. MORE HERE
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Mothership — the iconic stage prop made famous by legendary funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic — has been acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture where it will help anchor a permanent music exhibition when the museum opens its doors in 2015. MORE HERE
Friday, June 10, 2011
Kickstarter is a website where anyone can pitch their latest project, set a financial goal and then watch and wait to see if enough fans are willing to chip in to get it off the ground. It’s the route that veteran roots rocker Rosie Flores has turned to as she works to finish an album she started four years ago that she calls “the best work I’ve ever done” — and Flores barely sings or plays on it.
It’s an album she has produced with '50s rocker Janis Martin, who was labeled “the female Elvis” for her energetically physical performance and vocal style. She and Wanda Jackson were among the very few women who delved headlong into the exuberant rockabilly music that Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, the Burnette Trio and others created such a stir with at the birth of what soon became known as rock 'n' roll.
Help Rosie get this project released HERE
Rosie Flores - Crazy Mixed Emotions
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Andrew Gold, a singer, songwriter and versatile musician who had a Top 10 hit in 1977 with "Lonely Boy" and was a vital component of Linda Ronstadt's pop success in the 1970s as a member of her band, has died. He was 59. He played several instruments, did arrangements and sang on such Ronstadt albums as "Heart Like a Wheel" in 1974, "Prisoner in Disguise" in 1975 and "Hasten Down the Wind" in 1976. MORE HERE
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Music producer Martin Rushent, who worked with bands including the Human League and the Stranglers has died, aged 63. Rushent started as an engineer in the 1970s, working on records by T-Rex and Fleetwood Mac among others.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Rumours, the 34-year-old classic album by Fleetwood Mac has returned to the Australian album charts and ranked in Billboards Top 40 Album chart thanks to last week’s Glee episode (television).
Glee’s popular Fleetwood Mac-themed episode propelled the 70’s Rock group’s Rumours album to the #2 spot in the Aussie album chart, with Adele’s 21 staying at #1.
Look for a Fleetwood Mac reunion, album and tour MORE HERE