Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Future episodes are set to feature music by Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.
Ted Nugent is the feature of a CNN “Red Chair Interview,” which took place at his hunting ranch Sunrize Acres in western Jackson County, Michigan over the summer.The Nuge shows flashes of his sharp tongue, but also shows a softer side. See it HERE
Green Day debuted the video for “The Forgotten,” the lead single off the latest installment of the 'Twilight' film series' forthcoming soundtrack, Tuesday October 30, 2012 on MTV. MORE HERE
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
"I'm Shakin'", and over the dirty-blues gutter howl, Jack is rapping in an unshowy cadence. About... commitment. And fallen trees.
The full track is streaming for members of Third Man Records' Vault subscription series. The 7" A-side (a boisterously shufflin' Little Willie John cover with a memorable Jack White vs. Jack White video (above), is being released today (October 30, 2012) via Third Man Records. GO HERE
Donald Fagan's new 'Sunken Chords' has got to be the funkiest album ever made by a 64-year-old white man. It doesn't hurt that he threw in a highly faithful cover of Isaac Hayes' '77 hit, 'Out of the Ghetto'.
Simply titled "Bruce" by Peter Ames Carlin, this is the book Springsteen fans have long been waiting for, a behind-the-curtain look at the journey a kid from Freehold took to became one of the most famous rock stars in the world. MORE HERE
The Rolling Stones played another secret gig last night October 29, 2012 in Paris.
The rock legends tore through 12 tracks at the 1,800 capacity venue le Théâtre Mogador, playing hits including 'Tumbling Dice', 'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)' and 'Honky Tonk Women'.
The gig follows the band's first performance in over five years last Thursday (October 25, 2012) at the tiny 600-capacity La Trabendo venue. The Stones hadn't played together since August 2007, when they finished up their two-year Bigger Bang tour. MORE HERE
Monday, October 29, 2012
"I Love You Because" was first recorded by Elvis on July 4th and 5th, 1954 at SUN Studio.
Lisa Marie recorded her vocals to the song on August 8, 2012 at The Village in Santa Monica, Calif., after consulting with producer T-Bone Burnett who presented her with the idea of "I Love You Because" as a special song for her fans. Available HERE
Not So Silent Night 2012, LIVE 105’s Annual Holiday Rock Show.
For the first time ever… Two Nights … Friday, December 7, 2012 and Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Oracle Arena, Oakland. Featuring The Killers, Jack White, The Shins, and more!
Terry Callier, a soul and jazz singer and guitarist who collaborated with Massive Attack and Beth Orton, died yesterday at his home in Chicago. He was 67.
Callier was a veteran musician who released a handful of critically acclaimed jazz-folk albums in the Seventies and toured with George Benson and Gil Scott-Heron and was friends with Curtis Mayfield and the singer Jerry Butler as a child. MORE HERE
October 29, 1965, The Who released the single 'My Generation' in the UK. The song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and 13th on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll. It reached No. 2 in the UK, the Who's highest charting single in their home country but only No. 74 in America.
Bill Kirchen celebrates an American musical tradition where country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass and in the Western swing of Texas and California honky tonks.
Bill performed at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley California Friday October 26, 2012.
October 29, 1983, Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' marked its 491st week on the Billboard album chart in the US, surpassing the previous record holder, 'Johnny's Greatest Hits' by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of list in October 1988, 'Dark Side' had set a record of 741 weeks on the chart.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum have honored Chuck Berry for the 17th annual American Music Masters® series.
Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry, was a weeklong celebration ending in a tribute concert last night October 27, 2012.
Berry turned 86 this month; yet there he was, doing his signature duck walk across the stage during the sold-out show.
Tribute concert performers included Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ernie Isley and Darryl DMC McDaniels, Rick Derringer, Rosie Flores, David Johansen, Ronnie Hawkins, Lemmy Kilmister, Merle Haggard, Vernon Reid, Dave Alvin and more.
Berry received a standing ovation but it was only the second of the night. The first went to Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard. The Hag offered up "Maybellene," Berry's first offering for Chess Records, a 1955 hit that rose to No. 1 on Billboard's R&B charts and No. 5 crossing over to the pop charts.MORE HERE, HERE & HERE
Admittedly, a favorite from the world of Madonna, it was released on October 20, 1992, alongside a coffee-table book, SEX. MORE HERE
Saucy videos HERE & HERE
Recording artist Zooey Deschanel of She & Him had another shot at the national anthem when she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 3 of the 2012 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers Saturday October 27, 2012. Deschanel sang the anthem during the 2011 series as well.
Her classic alto voice was solid, although she was a little shaky on the sustained notes; overall, it was a solid performance.
Interview with anthem singer Zooey Deschanel HERE
The Corona Capital music festival was held at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, on October 13 & 14, 2012. source
As you can see, a lot of bands performed...you can find most of the performances HERE
The festival was a great one for the Epiphone and Gibson family in Mexico City as well. MORE HERE
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Voodoo Music Festival opened last night (October 26, 2012) in New Orleans and Bootsy Collins, who celebrated his 61st birthday yesterday as well, performed. source
The festival continues through the weekend and is streaming live HERE
The Motorhead crew plans to rev up for its next album in early 2013.
"We're gonna start in the new year, go into the studio in January," frontman and iconic mainstay Lemmy Kilmister tells Billboard.
Lemmy has also spoken out about plans for the band's forthcoming 40th anniversary, which will take place in 2015.
The metal legend said: "We'll think of something; we always do - probably involving naked women or something."
Kylie Minogue looks sultry in a gold dress as she launches her new album in celebration of 25 years in the music industry.
Kylie marks her silver anniversary by revisiting her back catalog with the help of an orchestra and an Abbey Road studio. MORE HERE
The Abbey Road Sessions to be released October 29, 2012. Album Sampler HERE
In 1996, the Australian pop-star traded in her cheerful pop songs for a dark duet with Nick Cave called “Where The Wild Roses Grow.” Now 16-years later, the unlikely pair teamed up again to re-record the melancholic song for Minogue’s new album. MORE HERE
Kylie Interview HERE
In celebration of her 25th anniversary in music (christened K25) has seen the singer request fans to tweet 'blast from the past' photos to share with her followers. See them HERE
Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones performs at a secret club gig in Paris, France on October 25, 2012. Photo by Dave J. Hogan. source
MORE Pics HERE
Another Video from Paris HERE
A pair of highly anticipated Rolling Stones concerts in Newark, New Jersey sold out in minutes when outlets opened at noon yesterday (October 26, 2012), following a similar frenzy last week when fans snapped up 38,000 tickets to two London shows in seven minutes. MORE HERE
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Rolling Stones played their first show in five years yesterday, blowing through a 70-minute warm-up set for an crowd of 600 in the Paris club La Trabendo.
The band made 350 tickets available for the show, at about $20 each.
The rockers played 12 songs spanning their career, including the classics "Tumbling Dice," "Midnight Rambler" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and the new song "Doom and Gloom," which comes from the band's new greatest his collection GRRR!, due November 13, 2012. MORE HERE & HERE
Rolling Stones tickets in Newark reach 'insane' $600K online. MORE HERE
Meat Loaf bestowed a meandering, some might say: thoroughly confusing, endorsement upon Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Defiance, Ohio Thursday night October 25, 2012, making what the hard rock icon said was his first move on the political stage.
Meat Loaf performed a few songs familiar to his most devoted fans and then, with dramatic flair and wearing a sparkly black ensemble, explained why he was getting behind Romney’s candidacy. MORE HERE
Meanwhile... Ann Romney makes meatloaf cakes on ‘The Rachel Ray Show’...Coincidence? MORE HERE
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Rolling Stones announced a surprise "warm-up gig" in Paris, and within an hour the Champs Elysees was swarming with fans hoping to get satisfaction with one of the 350 tickets for the Thursday (October 25, 2012) night show.
The (EURO)15 ($19.5) tickets, announced on the Rolling Stones Twitter account, came with strings attached: No more than two per person, names printed on them and IDs required at the door at the show intended as a prep for the band's 50th anniversary arena shows in London and Newark, New Jersey.
Guitarist Ronnie Wood had said that the Stones could play several small clubs, possibly under the name the Cockroaches, an alias they've used before. MORE HERE
Johnny Marr will be a special guest at Dinosaur Jr.’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of their second studio album You’re Living All Over Me at Terminal 5 in New York City on 1 December 2012. The album will be performed in its entirety, with other special guests to be announced. Tickets are available HERE.
Stevie Nicks' In Your Dreams Documentary Premiered on October 7, 2012 at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
The second screening for the In Your Dreams Documentary took place October 12, 2012 at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Interview HERE
Dave Stewart collaborated with Nicks on this project.
No word on a release date yet. MORE HERE
Possibly the best bubble gum song ever, by a group who didn't even exist. A song which if you believe the rumours, was turned down by The Monkees who thought it was too cheesy! Cheesy?
The song spent 8 weeks at the top of the charts in the UK, and 4 weeks on top in the US beginning October 25, 1969.
On October 27, 2012 Stevie Nicks will be in San Francisco for "A Bewitching Evening with Stevie Nicks". It's a Halloween street party benefit for the revamping of A.C.T.'s Strand Theatre. MORE HERE
Tickets available HERE
At the edge of downtown L.A., Janis Joplin’s style stepped into high fashion.
The rock ‘n’ roll legend’s brother Michael Joplin and her niece Malyn Joplin visited a venue both dicey and artsy, One-Eyed Gypsy, on October 22, 2012 to take in a preview of Made For Pearl, a better contemporary line inspired by Janis Joplin.
For an update on Janis' Summer of Love, thrift shop- fabulous look, the Joplin estate worked with designer Katie Kay Mead who has championed bohemian and local designers at her boutique GatherLA. The result was a current look that Janis would have approved of Malyn said. MORE HERE & HERE
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Less than a month after joining the Twitterverse, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter and guitarist Neil Young will field questions from fans Wednesday through the service's new #LegendsOnTwitter feature.
Today, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Noon (12 pm), Pacific Time (pdt), Neil Young will take questions from fans. Young will answer questions tweeted to his Twitter handle @neilyoung with the hashtag #AskNeil.
Also, the new album from Neil Young & Crazy Horse, PSYCHEDELIC PILL will be available for streaming exclusively at neilyoung.com beginning October 24, 2012 until its October 30, 2012 release date.
You can pre-order "Psychedelic Pill" HERE
Frontiers Records celebrates the 40th anniversary of ELO with the October 9, 2012 release for a new look at some ELO classics and a new solo album from the group's mastermind Jeff Lynne.
Lynne's new solo album, Long Wave, is billed as a tribute to some of the songs that originally inspired him.
The second release, Mr. Blue Sky–The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra features Lynne revisiting and re-recording--at his home studio in Los Angeles--the greatest hits of Electric Light Orchestra. MORE HERE
The new documentary "Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO," premiered on MTV's high def channel Palladia on October 7, 2012 and airs throughout the month, as well as on VH1 Classic which started airing it October 10, 2012. The film was broadcast on the British TV channel BBC Four on October 5, 2012. See it HERE
There was also a broadcast on BBC Radio 6. Listen to Part 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 & 5
THE jailed Pussy Riot band members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have arrived at prison camps in remote Russian regions. MORE HERE & HERE
Yekaterina Samutsevich, the Pussy Riot member allowed to walk out of court after the judge gave her a two-year suspended term, said she was happy to be freed but also sad for her bandmates who would remain in jail. MORE HERE
With Pussy Riot moving to penal colonies, misery of Russian prison camps gains fresh focus. MORE HERE
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
On July 5, 1968 The Doors took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that has since passed into legend. Now for the first time the original film footage of Live at The Bowl '68 has been digitally scanned and restored to present the show better and more complete than it’s ever been seen before, with 2 previously cut tracks returned to the running order and with sound newly remixed and mastered from the original multitrack tapes by The Doors’ engineer and co-producer Bruce Botnick. This is now the definitive edition of this famous performance. MORE HERE
Available HERE & HERE
The Tony Bennett documentary film "The Zen of Bennett" will receive a theatrical release; launching with an October 24, 2012 opening in New York.
"Zen," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012, will debut in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs on November 2, 2012 and continue to expand to select cities nationwide throughout November and December. MORE HERE
Garth Brooks, Connie Smith and keyboard player Hargus “Pig” Robbins are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. They were inducted in a star-studded ceremony in Nashville Sunday night October 21, 2012.
Connie Smith during the Country Music Hall of Fame ceremony.
Connie Smith's official website
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins is one of the most widely recorded session players in Nashville history, though his reputation spread far beyond Music City's borders. From George Jones and most of his country contemporaries to rock 'n' roll pioneers like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and J.J. Cale, he worked with some of the most dynamic artists in music history. MORE HERE & HERE
Monday, October 22, 2012
Bobby Womack was recuperating from pneumonia and colon cancer in a hospital bed when Damon Albarn first called. Now the soul legend’s comeback has been sealed after the record he crafted with the Blur frontman was named album of the year.
Womack, 68, took the prize at the Q magazine awards for The Bravest Man In The Universe, the album co-produced by Albarn, which set the soul man’s emotional vocals against a backing of contemporary, electronic textures. MORE HERE
Keys has unveiled the tracklisting for her upcoming album 'Girl On Fire'. She uploaded a clip on her Official Viddy Account of her writing the last two songs of the tracklisting in a notebook. See it HERE
Frank Sampedro, Lukas Nelson, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, Gary Clark Jr. and John Doe perform as part of the Finale at the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 20, 2012 in Mountain View, California. MORE HERE
'Like A Hurricane' acoustic HERE
Pics HERE & HERE
In Game 6 of Major League Baseball's National League Championship Series, the San Francisco Giants took pains to ensure that all sorts of musical tastes were represented at the McCovey Cove Center for the Performing Arts.
The current version of The Kingston Trio sang "The Star Spangled Banner," James Hetfield of Metallica gave a rousing pep talk and even rapper Lil Wayne sang 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game'.
A distinguished national baseball writer said, "Let's stay classy, Giants. This is not WWF."
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Psychedelic rock legend Roky Erickson and new school Brooklyn punks Nude Beach are heading out on a tour together this fall.
But before Roky leaves his home of Austin, Texas, he'll play a local show at The Parish on October 27, 2012.
I Walked With A Zombie/Two Headed Dog live 2012 HERE
The Black Keys opened their Australian tour at Newcastle Entertainment Centre last night Sunday October 21, 2012.
The tour marks the biggest Australian shows yet for singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney.
The American rock duo are performing in larger venues, and their show features huge visuals from 20 projectors and giant mirror balls.
A bunch of great artists from that part of the world lined up for the gig posters, and the first is Alex Lehours. MORE HERE
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its release, T. Rex’s seventh album, The Slider from 1972, has been remastered by its producer Tony Visconti for a new special edition.
Out on November 26, 2012 via Edsel, T.Rex – The Slider 40th Anniversary Box Set, includes B-sides and outtakes alongside the original 13-track album, as well as a previously unreleased demo of the title track taken from Visconti’s private collection and an exhaustive DVD. MORE HERE