Sunday, July 31, 2011
Four songs into his set at Pittsburgh's Trib Amphitheater Thursday July 28, 2011, 63-year-old Meat Loaf collapsed on stage and was down for about 10 minutes. Fans were fearing that he had a heart attack.
Amazingly, the big guy regained his composure and finished the show. He explained to fans what had happened before playing his signature hit, "Paradise by the Dashboard Light."
"I fucking fainted. I have asthma ... I can't breathe ... and then ... oh wait, I forgot ... I got poked by a pin and bled half to death ... and then I got slapped in the face and my tooth is loose."
Saturday, July 30, 2011
George Harrison was not only a Beatle, he was a well-respected humanitarian and the namesake for the George Harrison fund for UNICEF. In 1971, he responded to a request to help the children of Bangladesh from his friend Ravi Shankar. Now through Monday (August 1, 2011) you can watch a live stream of the concert, download and donate to help children affected by the famine in Africa.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
We are saddened by the death of Mildred Stuart Boyd, last surviving Del Rubio Triplet on July 21, 2011.
Blonde hair, mini skirts, and Go-Go boots. These words describe the The Del Rubio Triplets as they are most remembered. Edith (Eadie), Elena (Lena) and Mildred (Milly) Boyd are the tree triplets that comprised this eclectic entertainment trio. MORE HERE & HERE
The Del Rubio Triplets - Whip It...
Monday, July 25, 2011
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Featured vinyl: J.J. Cale had no knowledge of Eric Clapton's recording of "After Midnight" until it became a radio hit in 1970. He was encouraged to record in order to capitalize on its success. The album showcased Cale's distinctive style and established his solo career. From 1972 its Naturally. If you missed it GO HERE
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Flaming Lips' latest release is a gummy fetus with a USB drive embedded in it. That USB drive includes three songs... here's one called "Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Existential Fear Part 2"
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
They Might Be Giants brand new LP Join Us is out! 18 songs direct from the brain to the soul! On iTunes http://t.co/dO14sW9.
The album will also be out on FLAC, mp3, & vinyl direct from us sometime tonight at www.theymightbegiants.com.
Above is a video contest entry to the Can’t Keep Johnny Down contest.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Taiji Sawada, 45, made his name as a bass player with the heavy metal band "X", which later became "X Japan" and had a huge domestic following in the 1980s. He left the group in 1992 but played with a series of other rock bands, including "Loudness" and "DTR." He was arrested for misbehaving on a flight has died in a hospital in Saipan, two days after trying to hang himself with a bed sheet in the island's jail. MORE HERE
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Host C.DMartini nurtures 'Naturally'...
This weeks featured vinyl: J.J. Cale had no knowledge of Eric Clapton's recording of "After Midnight" until it became a radio hit in 1970. He was encouraged to record a full album in order to capitalize on the success of his song. The album showcased Cale's distinctive, understated style, and it successfully established his solo recording career which continues to the present day. From 1972 its Naturally.
listen at http://RadioValencia.fm
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Harry Chapin was killed on the Long Island Expressway on July 16, 1981, several hours before he was to perform at a benefit concert — something he did often.
Entertainers, lawmakers and friends recall Chapin as a driving force behind making people aware of the issue of hunger in the United States and around the world. Chapin died several years before high-profile benefits like Live Aid became the norm, but many, including entertainer Harry Belafonte, credit Chapin for laying the groundwork. Belafonte says Chapin's social conscience came through not only in the lyrics of his songs, but in his actions offstage.
Help Honor Harry with a Comemorative Stamp HERE
Harry Chapin Food Bank HERE
Friday, July 15, 2011
Travis Bean, who gained a cult following due to the aluminum necks on his electric guitars and basses (championed because they sustain sound for longer), succumbed to cancer after a lengthy battle with the illness; he was 64. MORE HERE
Thursday, July 14, 2011
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Friday, July 8, 2011
Nikka Costa inherited her musicality from her father, Don -- a respected producer and arranger, learned to sing from her godfather, Frank Sinatra, and was surrounded by soulful artists like Sly Stone and Quincy Jones while growing up as each influence helped guide her sound. KCRW's Today's Top Tune is "Chase the Thrill," from Pro-Whoa! source
July 8, 1954, Producer Sam Phillips took an acetate recording of Elvis Presley singing 'That's All Right' to Memphis radio station WHBQ DJ Dewey Phillips. He played the song just after 9.30 that evening, the phone lines lit up asking the DJ to play the song again.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Although in recent months the statue faced criticism from U. City residents who opposed its installation in light of Berry's criminal record, the talk is focused firmly on the musician's legacy in St. Louis, the city he never left. After an hour-long installation and a stint duck-walking across the sky with the help of a crane, the latest tribute to St. Louis music legend Chuck Berry was finally installed. MORE HERE
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
"You can't underestimate the importance of Jane Scott. When it comes to music, when it comes to journalism – she invented rock criticism. It was her life and she lived it," Michael Heaton, a former colleague at The Cleveland Plain Dealer. MORE HERE
July 5, 1978, The manufacturing of 'Some Girls' the new album by The Rolling Stones was halted at EMI's pressing plant after complaints from celebrities who were featured in mock advertisements on the album sleeve. The featured females celebrities Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Raquel Welch, and the estates of Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe took offence to their images being given a slight drag queen make over and threatened legal action. MORE HERE