Saturday, November 30, 2013
Live At The Cellar Door, which comes out December 10, 2013 and contains recordings from Neil's six-show solo run at Washington, D.C.'s famed The Cellar Door venue between November 30 and December 2, 1970.
One of the tracks we were most excited to hear was a rare solo piano version of the classic Crazy Horsetrack "Cinnamon Girl" (above).
"Old Man" was leaked earlier. It's HERE
Country Music legend Ray Price, who has been hospitalized for over two months with complications from his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer, was well enough to go home for the holidays.
He was originally treated during this hospital stay for dehydration but developed a severe case of sepsis while a patient. MORE HERE
MORE heART from William K. Stidham HERE
Phil Collins has revealed that he is "thinking about" making a return to music. Two years after announcing that he had been forced to give up drumming, the musician says that in addition to considering his own comeback he is mulling a reunion of Genesis.
He admitted to Bild am Sonntag: "Everything is possible. We could tour in Australia and South America. We haven't been there yet".
Collins, 62, hasn't played live since 2010, and not with Genesis since 2007. According to earlier interviews, he abandoned the drums after sustaining major damage to his spine. MORE HERE
New Zealand Music Awards this past week (November 21, 2013) with Lorde and Aaradhna cleaning up, taking out seven Tuis between them.
Lorde hauled in awards for single of the year for Royals, breakthrough artist of the year, international achievement award and the people's choice award.
Aaradhna added three Tuis to her impressive gallery of music accolades - including the coveted album of the year award for Treble & Reverb as well as Best Female Solo Artist and Best Urban/Hip Hop Album. Aaradhna's music, with its R&B and doo-wop arrangements and her throwback vocal style, makes inevitable comparisons to Amy Winehouse. MORE HERE, HERE & HERE
Friday, November 29, 2013
The 'GoldieBlox' toy company went viral after posting a video of young girls singing new, empowering lyrics to the Beastie Boys’ hit ‘Girls,’ but the rap group refuses to allow its music in advertising. GoldieBlox sued and insisted fair use, but eventually caved and removed the song, telling the group, ‘We don’t want to fight with you.’ MORE HERE & HERE
Keith Richards will once again step into the boots of Captain Teague.
The Rolling Stones musician is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow's father in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
'After months of talks, Keith has signed on to rejoin Johnny Depp in this fifth Pirates film'. 'Cameras are scheduled to start rolling in October (2014)' with a 2016 release. Also, Christopher Waltz may plan villain Captain Brand. MORE HERE & HERE
Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why.
Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.
NPR has reviewed the film GO HERE
For a fourth straight year, the nation's independently owned music stores are offering a sequel to Record Store Day on the day after Thanksgiving. While other shoppers are lining up to battle over Furbys (they're still with us), "Back to Black Friday" offers music fans a bounty of exclusive and limited releases.
Participants this time around include heavy-hitters U2, Metallica, Jack Johnson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. Foals, Band of Horses, and Dawes have special live vinyl on offer, Paul Simon is reissuing a host of vinyl LPs, the Clash's discography will be there on CD if you're into that sort of thing, and Cheap Trick has a box set of its 1977-1979 albums. You may stumble across nuggets from the Standells or Surfaris, rarities from Sly and the Family Stone or Uncle Tupelo, Christmas music by Blind Boys of Alabama or John Denver and the Muppets. MORE HERE, HERE & HERE
Thursday, November 28, 2013
SiriusXM Willie's Roadhouse will be serving up a Thanksgiving Day feast for the ears featuring highlights from the recent Farm Aid 2013 concert in Saratoga Springs, NY, including a special appearance by 94-year-old Pete Seeger and full sets from Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, Amos Lee and Carlene Carter, beginning at Noon ET on Thursday November 28, 2013 and replaying at 10 am ET on Sunday December 1, 2013. GO HERE
Kraftwerk have zeroed in on Los Angeles as the site of their next residency. Taking place from March 18 to 21, 2014 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall to launch the LA Phil’s Minimalist Jukebox Festival. These will be their first L.A. dates since 2005. The German industrial pioneers will perform eight shows over the course of four nights, during which they’ll present their eight studio albums in full, accompanied by “spectacular 3D visualizations and effects.”
KRAFTWERK - THE CATALOGUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 is a chronological exploration of their sonic and visual experiments, showcasing eight classic master works from across their celebrated repertoire.
HOW TO GET TICKETS: Registration opens Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10am PST and closes Friday December 6, 2013 at 11:59pm PST. Selected registrants will receive an e-mail invitation with a link and a unique code to purchase tickets beginning at 10am PST on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. During registration, you will be given the option to prioritize your top four concert choices. MORE HERE
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
On that fine day, Maynard James Keenan's other other band will release What Is... , a two-hour DVD (a soundtrack too) that will combine sketch comedy with live concert footage in an effort to answer its titular question. Our buddy Laura Milligan is featured in the trailer above. MORE HERE
On December 15, 2013 Intense Books will publish Duran Duran’s ‘Careless Memories’, a limited edition coffee table book by photographer Denis O’Regan, documenting the band’s record breaking 1984 ‘Sing Blue Silver’ tour.
The book contains hundreds of exquisitely restored, previously unseen photographs, taken mostly during the North American and Japanese legs of the band’s tour.
An exhibition of photographs from the book will be on display at a dedicated pop-up store, at 15 Foubert’s Place, off Carnaby Street, in Central London, (not far from the band’s original 1984 office) from November 20 to December 6, 2013. The night before the exhibition closes, members of Duran Duran, Denis O’Regan and Intense will host a launch event for ‘Careless Memories’, with the proceeds of a silent auction that will run throughout the life of the exhibition, going to the Ace Africa charity. MORE HERE & HERE
Singer Wayne Mills, whose "outlaw country" songs center on honky-tonk life, died in a Nashville bar shooting Saturday November 23, 2013 police said.
Chris Ferrell, owner of Nashville's Pit and Barrel bar, told police he shot Mills, 44, in self-defense, according to a Nashville police statement.
Investigators say Mills and Ferrell, 44, were in the closed bar with "a few friends and acquaintances" when the two men -- who were friends -- "began to argue and the others left."
Police are investigating Ferrell's claim that the shooting was justified by self-defense. MORE HERE
Bay Area local band, Careless Hearts has new CD entitled Alum Rock .
If you find yourself in San Jose Friday November 29, 2013 check them out at their album release show at The Blackbird Annex.
Alum Rock, and all previous Careless Hearts CD's, 7" vinyl, and other items will be available at the show. MORE HERE
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
When Christine McVie (above second from right) joined her old band, Fleetwood Mac, onstage during their recent shows at the O2 in London, it was billed as little more than a special treat for fans.
Yet the group's singer, keyboardist and songwriter seems to have caught the bug and has said she would like to rejoin permanently. "I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them," she said. "I miss them all. If they were to ask me I would probably be very delighted … but it hasn't happened so we'll have to wait and see."
McVie was with the band for 28 years before quitting in 1998. She was the band's main songwriter and central to its transformation from a blues group to the current incarnation featuring Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham that created the pop-oriented sound behind huge-selling albums such as Rumours and Tango in the Night . MORE HERE
GoldieBlox is a company that sells toys. Their company has an ad department whose job it is to come up with ideas to promote their toys and sell them so they can make a profit. One idea their ad department had was to use the Beastie Boy song 'Girls' to promote their toys so that people would buy their toys and their company would make more money. So far, their viral video, that’s beloved by Mommy Bloggers everywhere, has gotten over eight million views.
But there’s problems in copyright infringement paradise:
When the toy company was contacted by the Beastie's, their inquiry was answered with by a lawsuit. Yeah, GoldieBlox is suing the Beastie Boys for use of their own song! MORE HERE & HERE
But the Beastie's don't give up that easy MORE HERE