Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rolling Stones Coming Attraction

Miss You (From 'Rolling Stones - Some Girls: Live In Texas '78'). Exclusive footage taken from the 1978 'Live in Texas - Some GIrls' concert.

The film will be screening soon at a movie theater near you. See HERE

R.I.P.: 'Country' Johnny Mathis

Country Johnny Mathis was labeled such early in his career to distinguish himself from the rising pop-singer of the same name. While he didn’t enjoy nearly as much fame as the ‘Misty’ singer, he was still plenty influential until suffering a stroke in 1999. Mathis died Tuesday September 27, 2011, one day short of his 81st birthday. MORE HERE

On The Sly

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Is Sly Stone really homeless?

THIS says Yes.

THIS says No.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This day deserves a proper attitude!

Trivial Twitter Think Piece

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Noel Gallagher says celebrities have wrecked Twitter by trying to sell people their "shit" through it.

He doesn’t have his own Twitter account, and he believes that if fans know less about their idols they’ll enjoy their music even more. MORE HERE

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mr. Excitements' Finále

September 25, 1975, Jackie Wilson had a heart attack while performing live on stage and collapsed into a coma suffering severe brain damage. Ironically, he was in the middle of singing one of his biggest hits, 'Lonely Teardrops' and was two words into the line, "....my heart is crying". He died in 1984.

John Henry Bonham 31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980

Cold Turkey Recall



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September 25, 1969, John Lennon recorded the track 'Cold Turkey', with Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman and Yoko Ono.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Nick Cave

R.E.M. Goes Into Deep Sleep

R.E.M., the underground band from Athens, Ga., that helped invent the alternative-rock sound of the 1980s, said on Wednesday that its members were splitting up after 31 years of making music together. MORE HERE

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fame On You

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September 20, 1975, 'Fame' gave David Bowie his first No.1 in the US, the song was co-written with John Lennon.

John Lennon on Fame HERE

Release the Superheavy



The music industry inevitably rolls out new releases by its biggest artists in the fall, just in time for holiday gift-giving. This year is no exception...

Superheavy, "Superheavy" (Sept. 20): Mick Jagger moonlights from the Rolling Stones with Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone, "Slumdog Millionaire" composer A.R. Rahman and reggae star Damian Marley.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hank Williams September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953

Happy Birthday Fee Waybill

The Doors Done Did It!

September 17, 1967, The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison broke his agreement with the show’s producers. Morrison said before the performance that he wouldn’t sing the words, “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher,” from 'Light My Fire' but did anyway.

Introducing the LP Record

September 17, 1931, The first 33 and a third LP players were launched by RCA victor at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Joker in Blue Jean's

September 15, 1990, The Steve Miller Band had a UK No.1 with 'The Joker' 16 years after it's first release. The track had been featured in TV ad for jeans.

Johnny & Tommy

The entire album is great! GET IT HERE

Shame on Schon

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In a headline only the crazy duo responsible for the infamous “White House party crashing” could generate, former Real Housewives of DC star Michaele Salahi was reported kidnapped by her husband, Tareq Salahi, but it was later revealed she had run off with Neal Schon, the lead guitarist for the band Journey! MORE HERE

Wow, first Steve Perry, then those shorts (top) and now this? For shame Neal Schon.

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Amy Winehouse 14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011

Tony Bennett and the late Amy Winehouse perform "Body and Soul" together on Bennett's new album, Duets II, out September 20, 2011. Preview the entire album HERE 

Rock 'n Roll Origins : Little Richard

September 14, 1955, Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer went to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard started playing the piano in the bar singing a lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only 15 left in the session, Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.”

Cicconi v Berlusconi

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Although we doubt we'll be playing her music anytime soon on the show, Madonna Cicconi deserves a mention this week.

Madonna has weighed into the Italian political fray by launching a stinging attack on Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, saying the scandal-bound premier is "unsuited to govern Italy". MORE HERE

Berlusconi's cronies have responded with crude and frivilous insults MORE HERE

This on the heels of Ms Cicconi's fantastic response to critics who took her to task for her negative opinion of a certain flower. MORE HERE

Usually her antics are annoying but we offer kudos for these latest outbursts.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Fiona Apple

Sasquatch & Big Pecker

YOU MAY REMEMBER … : Zan Passante was nominated for an MTV Movie Award a few years ago under the category "Best Movie Spoof." He lampooned "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," creating a video called "The Texas Chainsaw Musical."

HIS NEW VIDEO: Chickenfoot's "Big Foot."

Passante, dressed up in a chicken suit, drives a '71 Chevelle, fights a little person, steals a young girl's pink bicycle, bums a cigarette, does some shots, wrestles sasquatch, hops on a scooter and eventually gets hit by a van.

MORE HERE

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Rosie 'Rockabilly Philly' Flores

Stars & Stones


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September 10, 1973, The BBC banned The Rolling Stones single ‘Star Star’, from their Goat's Head Soup album because it contained the word "Star-fucker" in the chorus a dozen times.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Otis Redding September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967

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September 9, 1972, Jim Croce started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'You Don't Mess Around With Jim.'

Lone Star Stones

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"Some Girls: The Rolling Stones - Live in Texas" Screening in cinemas worldwide from 4 October 2011 - Available On DVD And Blue-Ray On November 21st - MORE HERE

A never–seen–before concert movie which captures this world–famous band at the height of their musical career. Shot on 16mm at Fort Worth, Texas in 1978, the film has been upgraded to high definition with a 5.1 audio track. It includes a Sir Mick Jagger interview filmed in August 2011 where he introduces the concert and offers an insight into its significance in the band’s history.

Featuring many Stones classics including: Honky Tonk Woman, Tumbling Dice, Brown Sugar, Jumpin Jack Flash, Miss You and Beast of Burden.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Buddy Holly September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959

R.I.P.: Wardell Quezergue





















pictured: Quezergue (left) w/Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown

Wardell Quezergue Sr., the bandleader, producer, composer, arranger and educator whose contributions to a plethora of New Orleans rhythm & blues classics earned him the moniker "the Creole Beethoven," died Tuesday (September 6, 2011) morning of congestive heart failure. He was 81.
His credits include Jean Knight's smash "Mr. Big Stuff," the Dixie Cups' "Iko Iko" and "Chapel of Love," Professor Longhair's recording of "Big Chief," Robert Parker's "Barefootin,'" King Floyd's "Groove Me," Dorothy Moore's "Misty Blue" and Dr. John's landmark 1992 album "Goin' Back to New Orleans."
He also worked with Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, B.B. King and Willie Nelson, and co-wrote "It Ain't My Fault," a funky standard of the New Orleans brass band repertoire that has been sampled by various rappers. MORE HERE and HERE

Warren Zevon January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003

New from Nick Lowe

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Nearly 45 years after he released his first record, Nick Lowe is back with his 13th solo album, The Old Magic. On today's edition of NPR's All Songs Considered, Lowe joins host Bob Boilen to talk about The Old Magic and his long career making razor-sharp pop music.

This is a single from the new album... 'Sensitive Man'

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Nicky Hopkins 24 February 1944 – 6 September 1994

The late Nicky Hopkins is the ultimate unsung session hero. His piano, organ, and other types of keyboard contributions can be heard on hit songs by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, and many others. Hopkins started with Screaming Lord Sutch's Savages, which also included Jimmy Page (another session hero and founder of Led Zeppelin). He played with the Cyril Davies All Stars, one of the first British rhythm & blues bands (Nicky plays piano on the Country Line Special album). In 1965, he played piano on the Who's debut album and started playing keyboards in sessions for the top British bands including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Kinks, and on solo albums by John Lennon, Jeff Beck, and others. He played with the Stones on their amazing concert film from 1968, Rock and Roll Circus. Nicky eventually moved to San Francisco and helped define the S.F. sound, playing on Jefferson Airplane and Steve Miller Band albums, and even briefly joined Quicksilver Messenger Service.

www.nickyhopkins.com/

Listen to Nicky's keys on this famous track ...'Edward'

Jimi's Final Performance

September 6, 1970, Jimi Hendrix made his final live appearance when he appeared at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Jerry Jeff in San Francisco Tonight!

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1974 Willie Nelson's 2nd Annual 4th Of July Picnic. Bryan/College Station, TX

Lots of musicians talk about the road; Jerry Jeff really is the kid who rode his thumb out of his hometown in upstate New York to such exotic destinations as Key West (where he introduced another young musician named Jimmy Buffett to the pleasures of island life)…He really did sing for pennies on New Orleans streetcorners, alongside Mr. Bojangles…He really did strap his guitar on the back of a motorcycle and go busking across Canada…And he really did sing in the smoky cafes and folk clubs of Greenwich Village, following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan and Ramblin' Jack Elliott.

Great American Music Hall

Those Kids Were Alright.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sinéad Needs To Get Laid

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Many may have already heard about Sinead O’Connor opening up about her nonexistent bedroom antics in a bizarre online blog. In it, the Irish singer insinuated she may even turn to inanimate objects if Mr Right doesn't make an appearance soon. MORE HERE
The Eleven Best Quotes From Sinéad O’Connor’s Online Sex Hunt Are HERE

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Glen's Swan Song.

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It’s not often that we hear a major artist officially declare the end of a career; usually, they tend to fade away or mount perennial “comebacks”. But at age 75 and with the recent diagnosis of the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, Glen Campbell has decided to say farewell to his five decade-long run with the release of an emotionally satisfying career testimonial, Ghost on the Canvas. MORE HERE

album available HERE

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Alice Bites.


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Alice Cooper has a new album. It's the sequel to his 1975 smash hit "Welcome to My Nightmare." With lyrics that could only belong to Alice Cooper, the rocker sends out the long awaited sequel album, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare." Available HERE
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announced that eminent guitar prodigy Orianthi will join his band, replacing departing guitarist Damon Johnson, for the next leg of his 2011 "No More Mr. Nice Guy" world tour starting September 22 in Auckland, New Zealand. MORE HERE