Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
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
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
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
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.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
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
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
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
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.”
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
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.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
"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.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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
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
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.
Listen to Nicky's keys on this famous track ...'Edward'
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Ray Wiley Hubbard, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lost Gonzo Band
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.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Eleven Best Quotes From Sinéad O’Connor’s Online Sex Hunt Are HERE
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
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
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
Cooper 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