Thursday, October 31, 2013
David Bowie has shared about half of a new song, "Atomica" (above), in a video showing the contents of his forthcoming release, The Next Day Extra.
Bowie hasn't said whether the new tracks were part of the original sessions for The Next Day or if they're newly recorded. MORE HERE
The photographer is still unknown. The photos are currently on display at The Dilettantes Art gallery in Los Angeles.
The exhibition marks the first time the photos have been displayed to the public. Check out the pics HERE
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America music legend Willie Nelson invites you to see the new Christmas movie "Angels Sing". By doing so you will be supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charity. In select theaters and Video ON DEMAND November 1, 2013.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The Velvet Underground and The Mothers of Invention shared a record label and a producer at one time.
Kevin Courrier examines the phenomenon in a 'Critics At Large' piece...
Excerpt: Lou Reed, like Frank Zappa, came along in a decade when the doors flew open to anyone possessing an original vision and the will to sustain it. And, like Zappa, Lou Reed was as much a man of his time as he was out of time. Both refused to cater to audience expectations of where they should go next, and they always defied trends. But that's maybe why fans of both men stand guard defending each of their legacies without a thought as to what they actually shared in common.
Read the entire article HERE
One year ago, Hurricane Sandy slammed the region, causing destruction like no storm before it.
Six weeks later, some of music’s biggest stars held a benefit concert (12-12-12 the Concert for Sandy Relief ) at Madison Square Garden that had the potential — through Web sites, theatrical simulcast and TV — to be seen by more people than had ever witnessed any single concert in history.
Tying the two events together is the new documentary “12-12-12,” opening November 15, 2013
As the millions who watched that December 12, 2012 concert will remember, the night included everyone from Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and the Who to Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Eddie Vedder.
The nearly six-hour show came off without a hitch. Or at least that was how it seemed from the sidelines. MORE HERE
MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister has released the following statement:
"I have to sadly let you know that MOTÖRHEAD has had to postpone the forthcoming European tour until early next year, 2014.
"We have made the decision because I am not quite ready to hit the road yet, and am working my way back to full fitness and rude health. Don't worry — I'm not about to start promoting veganism and alcohol-free beverages, but it is fair to say that I personally have been reconfiguring areas of my life to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger than ever." MORE HERE
Lemmy was the featured guest on this past Monday's (October 28, 2013) edition of the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline"with host Bob Coburn. You can now listen to the program at RocklineRadio.com.
Nicholaus Arson is the guitarist of Swedish band The Hives and is known for his wild and animated performances. Nicholaus founded the band with his brother in 1993 and they have since released 5 albums. This year they were on the bill for The Other Stage at Glastonbury as well the Hurricane Festival. He has donated these Lloyd shoes in a size 8 to the Small Steps Project.
Nicholaus said, "I put on these shoes for the sake of rock'n' roll. I wore them at countless gigs all over the world during the Lex Hives touring cycle. Some people would consider them worn out. I consider them rocked in."
Small Steps Project is a UK registered charity that provides emergency aid, shoes and food to children and communities living on municipal rubbish dumps around the world. Then they provide support for children to take steps into education and adults into employment. MORE HERE
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
In early 1968, Johnny Cash gave one of the defining performances of his career when he played for inmates at California's Folsom State Prison. Robert Hilburn, a music critic early in his career at the Los Angeles Times, was the only reporter to cover that legendary concert.
Hilburn continued to follow the singer throughout his career. The author's new biography, Johnny Cash: The Life, goes further in documenting Cash's dark side than the 2005 biographical drama film Walk the Line. The new book also chronicles Cash's last years — and the redemption he sought before his death in 2003.
NPR's David Greene interviewed Hilburn. It's HERE
The Ronnie Wood Band have been confirmed to close 2013 BluesFest with a tribute to Jimmy Reed.
The gig will take place November 1, 2013, closing four nights of blues at the Royal Albert Hall.
There's simply no sound in the blues as easily and instantly recognisable as the music of Jimmy Reed. Songs like 'Baby, What You Want Me to Do', 'Bright Lights, Big City', 'Honest I Do', 'You Don't Have to Go', 'Going to New York', 'Ain't That Lovin' You Baby' and 'Big Boss Man' have become such an integral part of the standard blues repertoire, it's almost as if they have existed forever.
The prospect of Ronnie Wood paying tribute to one of his true musical heroes is indeed a mouthwatering one for anyone who loves rockin, stompin, earth shuddering Blues. What's more, he will be joined by another Rolling Stones legend, guitarist Mick Taylor, making this a concert not to be missed. MORE HERE
Recently Arcade Fire has been popping up in various cities and television shows to market its new release, and as part of the rollout the band announced a Tuesday, October 29, 2013 L.A. gig at an undisclosed location in conjunction with the MTV Iggy and Intel "The Music Experiment 2.0."
That undisclosed location will be outside of Capitol Records building in Hollywood.
No tickets are for sale to the show. Fans can only secure entry through Music Experiment. Earn tickets by contributing creatively – in the form of decorated CDs, "Reflektor"-related memes, smartphone self-portraits and more. It's also been requested that winners come to the concert wearing costumes.
Those unable or unwilling to jump through the hoops can see the gig via live stream or on demand at www.MusicExperiment.com as well as the Music Experiment Windows application.
It'll be a busy week for the Arcade Fire. The band performed a closed gig for NPR at Capitol; later, an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and they'll perform at the Hollywood Palladium as the Reflektors. MORE HERE
The crowd was a little restless by the time Tom Waits took the stage at the second night of the Bridge School Benefit. Temperatures were frigid throughout the entire day, but the winds picked up after the sun went down, leaving many folks shivering under their blankets.
But all these issues seemed to vanish the second the lights dimmed and Tom Waits walked onstage. Despite releasing the stellar LP Bad As Me in 2011, he hasn't played a single concert in over five years. His fans were hungry for a show and he wasn't going to disappoint. Backed by a killer band featuring Les Claypool on standup bass and David Hidalgo on guitar and accordion, Waits ran through ten songs over a fifty minute set, touching on most every era of his long career. MORE HERE
More Video HERE
My Morning Jacket were joined by Neil Young, Elvis Costello, and Jenny Lewis to join a cover of the Velvet Underground's "Oh! Sweet Nuthin" in honor of the late Lou Reed; watch that HERE
Monday, October 28, 2013
Fleetwood Mac has canceled its tour following news that bassist John McVie has cancer. The band, which just wrapped up a European leg, has scrapped dates in Australia and New Zealand so that McVie can undergo treatment. MORE HERE & HERE
A statement was posted on the band's official Facebook page
Kenny Rogers kept the mood light on the way into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for Sunday's Medallion Ceremony (October 27, 2013), the formal event that inducted the Gambler singer, Bobby Bare and the late Cowboy Jack Clement into the Hall's hallowed ranks.
Each of the three men — Clement posthumously — was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with performances from some of their all-star peers and friends. John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives, and Emmylou Harris paid tribute to Clement. Bare was honored by Rodney Crowell and Harris, Buddy Miller, Kristofferson and John Anderson. Rogers' tribute came from Darius Rucker, Barry Gibb and Kelly Lang, Alison Krauss and Don Schlitz. MORE HERE & HERE
The fertile year that signalled the spectacular creative resurgence of Eric Clapton will be celebrated with the Super Deluxe release of Give Me Strength: The '74/'75 Recordings, on November 26, 2013.
This exemplary collection features no fewer than 29 bonus tracks (12 of them previously unreleased) from the extraordinary period between April 1974 and June 1975, in which E.C. reclaimed and enhanced his status as one of rock’s most legendary guitarists and singer-songwriters.
Give Me Strength houses expanded, remastered versions of his acclaimed studio albums from the period, 461 Ocean Boulevard and There's One in Every Crowd, the subsequent live set E.C. Was Here (now both remixed and expanded into a double CD), and a disc containing the complete, fabled Freddie King Criteria Studios Session. A sixth Blu-Ray disc adds a newly-available 5.1 Surround Sound mix of 461 and the original quadrophonic mix of both studio releases. MORE HERE
Lou Reed is remembered as one of music's "greatest gifts".
News the Velvet Underground rocker had died at the age of 71 was revealed Sunday October 27, 2013 to the shock of loyal fans.
Stars flooded social media shortly afterward to express their grief. MORE HERE
A look back at the legendary rocker's best moments from the Velvet Underground and beyond HERE
Share your own thoughts of Lou Reed and his music at NPRs comments section or via twitter @allsongs. source
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Lou Reed, whose band the Velvet Underground became one of the most influential in rock by fusing art and music in 1960s' New York through its collaboration with artist Andy Warhol, died on Sunday October 27, 2013 at age 71.
The cause of death was not reported, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May (2013). MORE HERE & HERE
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Paul McCartney appeared on Later... With Jools Holland which aired Friday night (October 25, 2013).
The Artic Monkeys also appeared on an impressive line-up of artists that also included Katy B, Benjamin Clementine and Gary Clark Jr.
McCartney, who recently released his latest solo album 'New', ended the half-hour show by performing The Beatles' classic 'Get Back' (not included above). source
The hits he played on numbered in the dozens; the records he produced totaled in the hundreds; the sessions he engineered ran into the thousands. But there is no real way to tally, measure or quantify the tremendous impact Roland Janes had on Memphis music, or the lives of those he touched in his 80 years. Janes died Friday October 25, 2013.
Janes became the house guitarist at famed Sun Records in 1956, a position he would hold for seven years. His guitar can be heard on the majority of tracks cut by Jerry Lee Lewis, including Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On and High School Confidential, along with other Sun artists like Charlie Rich and Sonny Burgess. He also was a member of Billy Lee Riley's Little Green Men. MORE HERE
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