Saturday, August 31, 2013
Willie Nelson is giving away FIVE Trigger USB keychains in a contest this month!
This unforgettable 2GB Trigger USB is made into a handy keychain you can take along anywhere and always have ready to use. Aside from its convenience, it makes for a great conversation piece!
To enter, simply fill out the form located HERE. Contest ends Thursday September 5, 2013 at 5PM CDT.
If you are interested in purchasing your own Trigger USB, you can do so HERE (it is not required to enter the contest).
Anna Calvi has debuted the video for her new single 'Eliza' (above).
The track, the video of which sees the singer braving the elements as she runs through a forest, is the lead single from the singer's forthcoming new album 'One Breath'. The LP, which is the follow-up to her self-titled 2011 debut, will be released on October 8, 2013. source
protest song inspired by the badger cull reached the charts.
The song, 'Save the Badger, Badger, Badger' (above), was recorded by May and the internet entertainer Weebl and features the vocals of Brian Blessed.
It has made the top 40 in the iTunes download chart and is the most popular track in the iTunes store top 10 rock chart. MORE HERE
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One of the standout tracks from Bob Dylan’s Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 is the joyous “Time Passes Slowly.”
The demo for the song, which can be found on 1970′s New Morning, is presented twice. There’s a version with an arrangement that apes the crashing majesty of Joe Cocker’s Beatles cover “With A Little Help From My Friends.” That arrangement would be revamped a few years later for Desire ’s hard charging “Isis.”
And then there’s the version that features an actual Beatle, Dylan’s friend and future Traveling Wilbury George Harrison, who covered New Morning‘s easy-rhyming opening track “If Not For You” on All Things Must Pass.
Watch the video for “Time Passes Slowly,” featuring Harrison’s guitar and harmony vocals, above.
Sample the entire album HERE
Friday, August 30, 2013
Mick Jones expects the band's huge new box set to be the last Clash reissue project.
To Mick Jones, the Clash's new box set, Sound System(to be released September 10, 2013), represents the band's final statement. The 13-disc collection includes remastered versions of their five studio albums, video of everything from their first recording session in 1976 through incredible gigs in New York and Sussex University and three discs of remixes, alternative versions and b-sides. Jones spoke about assembling the collection, the group's breakup and why they never reunited HERE
Sly Stone, the musician who pioneered funk music in the 1960s and ’70s with his multiracial band, Sly and the Family Stone, has an idea for a new band that he claims will be “even stronger” than the Family Stone: an all-albino group.
Even at 70, after the collapse of Family Stone and heavy drug use, Stone, born Sylvester Stewart, wants to get back in the game. In an interview the Guardian’s Alexis Petridis, Stone explained that “albino musicians could neutralize all the racial problems...” Read it HERE
Murray Gershenz, the record collector turned character actor, has died. The 91-year-old died Wednesday August 28, 2013.
Better known as “Music Man Murray,” Gershenz spent nearly three-quarters of a century collecting the more than 300,000 records that filled the dusty wooden shelves of his two-story record shop.
From opera classics to big band, country western, jazz, R&B and rock and original Edison cylinder recordings, Gershenz always lived up to his business credo, “You name it, we find it.”
The massive collection, and Gershenz’s years-long plight to sell it, was the subject of a documentary film, “Music Man Murray” (trailer above) which premiered last year. MORE HERE
Wednesday night (August 28, 2013) Bob Weir welcomed a slew of guests for the latest episode of TRI Studios' Weir Here talk show. The episode started off with Weir offering a solo performance of "Corrina" before he brought out punk legend John Doe for a pair of tunes. Bobby then retired to his desk for a segment before the music continued with a solo set by Doe.
Just prior to another interview at Weir's desk, Doe was joined by Jason Crosby, Bobby, Jay Lane and Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools for a cover of Bob Dylan's "She Belongs To Me." The episode's final musical segment featured Keller Williams. K-Dub performed a song by himself, which was followed by a few tunes with Weir. The full band finale concluded with "Scarlet Begonias."
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Paul McCartney has released a new song, "New" (above), from an upcoming album of the same name. The 12-song LP, which will be his first album of new solo material in six years, is due out on October 15, 2013. source
But they’re fun, too, which is why seeing them as the topic of the latest Symphony of Science - music videos using autotuned scientists, is fun. This one is called “Monsters of the Cosmos” (above). MORE HERE
John D. Boswell is the creator of the web series Symphony of Science and a host of other unique musical remixes and projects. Many more interesting soundbites and music of science can be found HERE
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass organizers are continuing to roll out the 2013 lineup 10 acts at a time.
Here are the fourth round of confirmed artists:
1. Seldom Scene
2. Shovels and Rope
3. Emmylou Harris
4. Steve Earle & The Dukes
5. Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
6. Jesse Dee
7. Jesse DeNatale
8. Martha Wainwright
9. Robert Ellis
10. The Warren Hood Band
Linda Ronstadt settled into a chair, rested her white high-top sneakers on an ottoman and discussed her new book, “Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir ,” which is being published this month and the recent revelations of her recent Parkinson's disease diagnosis which has squelched her beautiful voice. MORE HERE
John Cusack may be starring as the reclusive chief singer and songwriter of Beach Boys, Brian Wilson but he was the one being entertained by Good Vibrations on Tuesday (August 27, 2013).
Brian Wilson took to the stage for a surprise performance at the Love and Mercy wrap party. Around 200 cast and crew gathered at the Figueroa Hotel in downtown Los Angeles as they all enjoyed the special performance. MORE HERE
After two recent incidents (July & August 2013) where shows by Nazareth had to be cut short due to illness, lead vocalist Dan McCafferty has announced that he is retiring from the band.
The Nazareth website is carrying the band's statement on the retirement
McCafferty was one of the founding members of Nazareth in 1968 and has been with them throughout their 45 year legacy. source
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
In September (2013), Light in the Attic will reissue three of Roky Erickson's '80s solo albums on vinyl, CD and digital download.
The Evil One (1981) will be out on September 3, 2013 BUT the entire album is streaming right now! GO HERE
Roky's 1986 albums Don't Slander Me and Gremlins Have Pictures will be released on September 17, 2013.
Sleuthing by Beatles fans appears to have uncovered a new release from the Fab Four.
They discovered MCA Music in the Philippines – part of Universal Music, which now owns the Beatles' catalog – was promising on its Facebook page (since removed) a new anthology collecting previously unreleased recordings from their mid-60s appearances on BBC radio.
The amateur detectives are from Beatles fan-site WogBlog, who discovered both the month of release (November 2013) and the album art (above) for the new release entitled On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2.
Neither Universal's UK or US wings nor the Beatles' official website have confirmed the news. MORE HERE
The health problems continue for Nazareth frontman Dan McCafferty. He collapsed and required medical attention for the second time in a month and the band have been forced to cancel yet another run of shows.
Nazareth postponed a number of UK shows at the beginning of the year after McCafferty contracted a virus, then had to cancel a Canadian tour in July when he collapsed on stage.
A message posted on the website for Belgium’s Vosterfeesten event, which Nazareth had been scheduled to headline this past Sunday, reported that McCaffery was in a Swiss hospital “after he suffered a stroke,” adding that it was “the second [he'd had] in a short time.”
The veteran rockers have been forced to cancel additional shows in Germany and Sweden. MORE HERE & HERE
The most famous (living) drag queen is bringing her talents to the Internet.
RuPaul Drives, produced by World of Wonder, is a web series starring RuPaul, a car and the Los Angles streets.
The second episode features — you guessed it — Henry Rollins. And, yes, RuPaul gives the ex-Black Flag barker relationship tips. SEE IT HERE
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Another Self Portrait , today (Tuesday August 27, 2013) via Columbia.
On Monday (August 26, 2013), a twelve minute documentary (above) was put out on the album including interviews with David Bromberg, Al Kooper and producer Bob Johnston. MORE HERE & HERE
One week away from the release of Hesitation Marks , the first new Nine Inch Nails album in over five years, and the band has progressively been teasing its release with a variety of pre-release tracks, some huge festival performances, and one incredibly odd music video. Now, the hype machine has reached its natural destination — the new album is streaming for free on iTunes for the next week leading up to its release (unfortunately, it's only working for users in the US). GO HERE
On May 26, 2013 Tom Petty took a swipe at modern country music from the stage of the Beacon Theater in New York City. He called today’s country “bad rock with a fiddle,” and further expanded on those comments during a recent interview.
It was far from a clarification or apology. During a chat with Rolling Stone published Monday (August 5, 2013), Petty laments what is missing in country music, a genre he says roots the Heartbreakers.
“I don’t really see a George Jones or a Buck Owens or any anything that fresh coming up,” Petty explains. “I’m sure there must be somebody doing it, but most of that music reminds me of rock in the middle 80s where it became incredibly generic and relied on videos.”
Petty didn’t name names or call out a specific sound before backing away from the topic. “I hate to generalize on a whole genre of music, but it does seem to be missing that magic element that it used to have,” he furthers. “I’m sure there are people playing country that are doing it well, but they’re just not getting the attention that the shitier stuff gets.”
La Bamba', Los Lobos.
Ritchie Valens hit No. 22 with the song in 1959 just one day before he died in the same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
The Los Lobos version of 'La Bamba' was recorded for the film of the same name.