Tuesday, December 27, 2005

PINK FLOYD #1 in Poll

PINK FLOYD - PINK FLOYD TOP GREATEST ROCK ACT POLL

PINK FLOYD have beaten out competition from LED ZEPPELIN and THE ROLLING STONES to be named the world's greatest rock act of all time.

The WISH YOU WERE HERE band were one of four British groups in the top five, voted for in a poll carried out by UK digital radio station Planet Rock.

Led Zeppelin came second, while The Rolling Stones came third.

Rounding out the top five were THE WHO and Australian veterans AC/DC.

The Top 10 Greatest Rock Acts Of All Time are:

1. PINK FLOYD

2. LED ZEPPELIN

3. THE ROLLING STONES

4. THE WHO

5. AC/DC

6. U2

7. GUNS N' ROSES

8. NIRVANA

9. BON JOVI

10. JIMI HENDRIX.


The Floyd interest grows...hmm could it be that because they performed recently there is more interest than in Led Zeppelin, who have not done anything together since very long ago (due to Bonham's death and they not wanting to perform without the original line up). To me Floyd and Zeppelin are tied in popularity, though I tend to believe there is more Zep love out there at least I see that at my store Mystic Rock.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Long Live Rock--The Who Touring in '06

The Who To Tour U.S. In '06
Rolling Stone is reporting that The Who will go on a world tour in the summer of 2006, with trips to Europe, Australia, Japan, South America and the US.

The current lineup includes founding members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, Townshend's brother Simon, keyboardist "Rabbit" Bundrick, Pino Palladino on bass and Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr's son) on drums. For a good part of 2005, Starkey has been touring with Oasis, and Palladino with the John Mayer Trio.

The Who have been working on a new album intermittently for the past several years, but nobody is saying (so far) whether any of those new songs will be heard on the tour. The band is scheduled to be back in the studio once again in February, continuing to work on the long awaited Who2 project.

http://classicrock.about.com/b/a/229537.htm

David Gilmour Exclusive Video Clip Hear Now! Limited Time

Check out this Gilmour sweet blues track called "Island Jam" I LOVE IT!! Can't wait to hear the whole album and if this is the flavor of it I know I'll enjoy :)

Available for a limited time frame.


Friday 23rd Dec 2005: Merry Christmas from David Gilmour
To celebrate the holiday season, David has arranged an exclusive video clip, taken from the ‘On An Island’ album sessions. The track is ‘Island Jam’, featuring David with Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens on keyboards, Guy Pratt on bass, and Ged Lynch on drums. Click on the link to view the clip, and enjoy some amazing blues guitar playing, but before you do, David would like you to consider contributing to the ‘Crisis’ charity for the homeless. The link below allows you to make a contribution online and help the less fortunate.

Make a donation to Crisis

NB: the links will only be posted until 11:59PM UK time on 27th December 2005.




MP3 and video for download on
http://www.davidgilmour.com/

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Robert Plant Helps Nomads

Robert Plant has secured a $60,000 donation for a Carefree, Ariz.-based charitable organization that aids nomadic people in drought-stricken West Africa.

Plant, former frontman for Led Zeppelin, had committed proceeds from a four-song CD by his band, Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation, but it failed to generate the royalties he had expected.

The 57-year-old rocker made an appeal to PAR Charitable Trust, a small grant-making organization, which agreed to make up the financial gap needed to build and operate school dorms for 200 children for three years, TurtleWill founder Irma Turtle said recently.


Good going Robert! Too bad his 4-song CD didn't raise more money.

Wray "The Real Man In Black"

Fredericksburg.com - Fredericksburg offered up fertile spot for rock's roots: "'The Real Man In Black,'"


Pete Townshend of The Who has been quoted as saying of Wray: "He is the king. If it hadn't been for Link Wray and 'Rumble,' I would never have picked up a guitar."

And Neil Young has said, "If I could go back in time and see just one band, it would be Link Wray and His Ray Men."

Others influenced by "Rumble" include Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Jeff Beck.

Johnny Cash emulated the tough-guy image of Wray--who was half Shawnee--by dressing in black, as he did.

To this day, Wray fans insist he was "The Real Man In Black," not Cash. During a clean-cut, squeaky-clean era, he dressed in black leather jackets, wore sunglasses at night and smoked cigarettes onstage.

"He was very influential because he did something different and he did it with a bit of an attitude," Del Fiorentino said. "Most people could relate to that, I think."

Few remember that guitar legend Link Wray, who died Nov. 5 at 76, was inspired to record his seminal instrumental 1958 song "Rumble" by a request during a dance in Fredericksburg.

The primal sound called the power chord was introduced by "Rumble," and it has echoed for 47 years, influencing generations of rock guitarists.

The Who, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles probably would never have been heard from if it were not for that night in Fredericksburg, said Dan Del Fiorentino, historian for the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, Calif.

Link Wray pioneered the power chord at a Fredericksburg dance.

"Without the power chord, punk rock and heavy metal would not exist," he told The Free Lance-Star.



All hail to the power chord :) and thank you Link Wray!

Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Hey Rockers...

Wishing you a magical holiday full of wishes granted.
We thank you for choosing Mystic Rock for your rock n roll goodies and
hope to better serve you in the coming year. Best wishes to you
and all your loved ones this season.


Keep a coolin'

Your friends @
Mystic Rock

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Cool Keychains




New Keychains, The Stones, Zeppelin and Grateful Dead. Look in our Rock Trinkets category for keychains and more!

Gilmour Tour Dates North America/Canada

David Gilmour in
North America and Canada, here's the dates:

April 4 - New York - Radio City Music Hall
April 5 - New York - Radio City Music Hall
April 9 - Toronto - Massey Hall
April 10 - Toronto - Massey Hall
April 12 - Chicago - Paramount Theatre
April 13 - Chicago - Paramount Theatre
April 16 - San Francisco - Oakland Paramount
April 17 - San Francisco - Oakland Paramount
April 19 - Los Angeles - Kodak
April 20 - Los Angeles - Gibson Theatre

As with the London show, pre-sale tickets will be
available to those who register at David's website,
on a first come, first serve basis, limited to
four per person beginning tomorrow, December 20th
at 10:00 am, while supplies last. To access
pre-sale tickets visit www.DavidGilmour.com
and sign up for the pre-registration.

The public sale for all remaining tickets
will be the second weekend in January and can
be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.com.


Looks like you have to do a bit of traveling if you want to see Gilmour, unless he adds more dates with more cities... um David how bout Boston :)

Monday, December 19, 2005

Into The Same Old Jam

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Robert Plant sang it first and, apparently, best. These days, young people are finding themselves "into the same old jam."

Just ask teens like Michael Fremed. The 16-year-old unabashedly admits to listening to the same music as his dad's generation. His favorite bands are Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and the Doors.

In fact, the only major difference between Fremed's parents' LPs and his MP3s is that the latter collection is stored on computer.

Cool article on how 16 year olds are getting into Classic Rock and hey why not, it's all good :)

For the best Zeppelin Tees visit us at Mystic Rock! You Need IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Floydian slips

Music | Floydian slips


In a Floyd frame of mind, having just finished John Harris’s new hardcover The Dark Side of the Moon (Da Capo), a "behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the making of one of the greatest studio masterpieces and most commercially successful albums ever recorded," I wandered down to Boston's Orpheum Theater on December 2 to check out the Australian Pink Floyd Show. What a bizarre evening. TAPFS are a Rolls-Royce of a tribute band, and their current set includes a front-to-back performance of The Dark Side of the Moon, which they thoughtfully played before intermission so I could stagger out of the theater when it was over and nurse my sensibilities on the T going home.

Gotta admit, I went to their show last year "04 in October at the Boston Orpheum and was very pleased indeed with the Aussie Floyd, still say if you can catch their show, do so!! It just might be the closest thing you get to a real Floyd show....course if only the boys would stop teasin and start pleasin :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

It's Official

Got this from Pollstar:


David Gilmour Tour Dates:


Fri 03/10/06 Dortmund, GER Konzerthaus

Sat 03/11/06 Hamburg, GER Congress Centrum

Wed 03/15/06 Paris, FRA Grand Rex

Thu 03/16/06 Paris, FRA Olympia

Sat 03/18/06 Frankfurt, GER Alte Oper

Sun 03/19/06 Amsterdam, NET Heineken Music Hall

Mon 03/20/06 Amsterdam, NET Heineken Music Hall

Fri 03/24/06 Milan, ITA Teatro Arcimboldi

Sat 03/25/06 Milan, ITA Teatro Arcimboldi

Sun 03/26/06 Rome, ITA Parco Della Musica Aud.

Mon 05/29/06 London, UK Royal Albert Hall

Tue 05/30/06 London, UK Royal Albert Hall


Okay now we must wait for the U.S. Tour Dates :)

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Why Messenger Bags Are Cool


Messenger Bags
From Desiree Stimpert,

Why the Messenger Bag is So Popular
Over the course of the last few years, the messenger bag has taken over, and not just with girls and women. Several boys and men were actually among the first to use messenger bags to help make their load lighter.

Whether you're a teen or a terminally hip adult; male or female, you're sure to appreciate the advantages that a good messenger bag has to offer, but you might be overwhelmed by the numerous styles available. Here's a bit of information about these bags and why they have become so popular - as well as some links to some really cool messenger bag manufacturers.

What is a Messenger Bag?
The term "messenger bag" refers to bags that are styled after the ones bicycle messengers carry. They typically feature a shoulder strap so the bag can be worn across your body - in true messenger style - with the bag hanging down at your side or slung onto your back.

These bags are usually rectangular in shape with enough space for magazines, courier-size envelopes, and anything else that a messenger might need to put into their bag.

The closure of a messenger bag typically comes in the form of a large front flap that either closes with buckles, velcro, or other type of fastener.
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Messenger bags might also feature reflectors or reflective strips.
What Materials are Messenger Bags Made From?
There are as many different materials for messenger-style bags as there are items to put in them. Many feature bodies of waterproof material such as nylon or pvc, while others are made from cotton canvas and are similar in style to the old military-type messenger bags.

I even managed to find some made from silk and velvet. And, while I wouldn't recommend actually using such bags to cycle your goods through a rain shower, if it's just looks your after, these messenger-type bags will fit the bill.
What Makes Messenger Bags so Popular?
Messenger bags define "hip" by being nearly an anti-fashion statement. They look casual and trendy all at once - and like a denim jacket or a concert t-shirt, they can actually become even cooler the older and more beat up they become.

In addition to the fact that these bags are usually roomy enough hold a lot of stuff, their large, straight surface is the perfect canvas for pins, buttons, patches and other embellishments. This prime real estate will allow one to customize their bag to their liking - and custom is always cool, hence, so is the messenger bag.

One of our new items loaded to our site: Led Zeppelin Messenger Bag

Robert Plant In Grammy Nominations

Classic Rockers Rake In Grammy Nominations

Classic Rockers Rake In Grammy Nominations
Bruce Springsteen is nominated for a total five Grammy awards, Paul McCartney three, and two each for Robert Plant, Les Paul, and Neil Young.

So what are the chances that Robert will get at least one Grammy?

Thursday, December 08, 2005

New Stuff Just In!

Just came in, some are already loaded to the site and some wait for a chance to be loaded.

Pink floyd Dark Side Incense Sticks
The Doors Jim Incense Sticks
Linkin Park Sticker
Blondie Band Sticker
Pink Floyd Animals Sticker
Alice In Chains Patch
David Bowie Logo Patch
Hendrix Guitar patch
Pink Floyd Prism Drk Side Beanie
Zep Houses of the Holy Girl Wallet/Coin Purse
The Ramones Pink Girl Wallet/Coin Purse
Led Zeppelin Messenger Bag

Keep a coolin and a shopping at: Mystic Rock!

David Gilmour Tour Dates

David Gilmour

Looks like David Gilmour is going to tour!! 1st Europe then...hopefully American tour dates will surface :) So which tour would you want to go see, Roger's opera or Gilmours new works. It's a no brainer for me :) guitars rule!!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Bar-room Blitz Ex Creed Scott Stapp Vs. 311

Rock's New Feud: Scott Stapp Vs. 311

December 2, 2005


311 have confirmed rumors on their message board that members of the Omaha band got into a bar fight with ex-Creed frontman Scott Stapp on Thanksgiving night. The band had the day off from their tour in Baltimore, MD, and members Chad Sexton, S.A. Martinez and P-Nut were watching basketball in their hotel's lounge. Stapp entered the bar, already intoxicated, and drank a shot, then smashed the glass. After arguing with other bar patrons, Stapp insulted Martinez's wife. Sexton walked over to stop the argument, and was punched in the face by Stapp.

Martinez elaborated to Rolling Stone, saying "When Scott punched Chad, in the follow-through, he hit my wife so then I threw my punch. I think the last time I got into a fight was in the third grade, but it was an instant reaction on my part. P-Nut also came over and he got sucked into it, opening up a scar on his right arm from a recent surgery. Scott went down, and his girl came over and sat on him to get him to stop, but he got up, enraged, still wanting to fight. After about five minutes, hotel security finally broke it up and kicked him out. Honestly, the hotel was really at fault for not kicking him out when he threw the first shot glass."


Martinez is currently wearing a cast on his right hand. Sexton and Martinez told Rolling Stone that they had spoken to Stapp previous to the fight, and he had been perfectly civil to them. "He was telling us how he'd been to a show of ours in Florida, where he got up on stage, and that he was so thankful that we didn't kick him off," says the singer. "He just went on and on, like some drunk guy who wouldn't shut the fuck up, while we just wanted to watch the game."

Sexton wanted to set the record straight publicly, because "We're very positive people. We've preached positivity on every record we've made. We don't have altercations like this ever. And we even wish Scott well."

Stapp's woes continue, with another allegedly drunken escapade making the news. According to various reports, Stapp was intoxicated again at a taping of Spike TV's Casino Cinema on Tuesday (November 29) afternoon. The show is co-hosted by Howard Stern's girlfriend, Beth Ostrosky. The New York Daily News reports that Stapp cursed up a storm, slandered Bono and Dave Grohl, and insulted crew members. The show, highly edited, is still slated to air next Tuesday, December 6


This Creed guy needs to take a chill pill! Guess he feels like a loser without his band Creed.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Free Shipping Now Until 12-14-05!

Hey Rockers,

Get going and place your orders NOW, there is still time to process and ship your orders in time for the Holiday. You get FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on orders over 100.00 so shop all you want and save bucks!!

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New Merch added this week:

Def Leppard Rock of Ages Tee
HIM Manuscript Girly Tee
Kurt Cobain Pink Girly Tee
Zep Hermit Toddler Tee
Family Guy You Suck Patch
Social Distortion Skellie Patch (back in stock)
Papa Roach Sticker
The Who Band Sticker
Scarface Black n White Sticker
Nightmare Before Christmas Sticker
Jimi Hendrix Experienced Sticker
Zep Runes Keychain
Zep 5 button Set
Jimi Hendrix On Bike Textile Poster

Keep checking back and bookmark us MysticRock.Net we are always adding new merch to our cool rock catalog.

Pulse Delay

Pulse DVD Delayed Again!

EMI has delayed the release of the PULSE DVD again. They now say Jan. 16, 2006. The delay is due to time involved with authoring the DVD as well as other problems, so they tell us. We are not going to report dates anymore as this is becoming completely crazy. Be aware that these delays are not the fault of anyone in the band. This is strickly EMI's fault. Source: http://www.pinkfloyd-co.com/pfco_news.html

Oh well, guess this is out, won't be getting this for Christmas. Hmm maybe I better get Pompeii :)

Gilmours Solo "On an Island"

David Gilmour "On an Island" to be released March 6, 2006

We can confirm that on his birthday David will release his new album. Plans for a European and American tour are in the works but no firm dates are set as yet. More info as we have it.

Can't wait for this to come out. The title he choose "On an Island" does he feel that he's on an island apart from the main land, alone, or does he want to be on an island? Very interesting, can't wait to see what the title of the tracks are like.

Looking for Pink Floyd Merchandise take a look here, we have Pink Floyd Tees, patches and more!

Cool David Gilmour Tee!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Queen & Paul Rodgers N. American Tour Dates

QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS North American tour 2006:

Mar. 03 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Mar. 05 - Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Coliseum
Mar. 07 - Duluth, GA @ Gwinett Center
Mar. 09 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
Mar. 10 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Mar. 12 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
Mar. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Spectrum
Mar. 16 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Mar. 17 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
Mar. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
Mar. 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 23 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
Mar. 24 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace at Auburn Hills
Mar. 26 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Mar. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
Mar. 31 - Glendale, AZ @ Glendale Arena
Apr. 01 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
Apr. 03 - Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond
Apr. 05 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
Apr. 07 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden
Apr. 10 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
Apr. 11 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
Apr. 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Pink Floyd's Waters Open To Idea Of Reunion

KETV.com - Entertainment - Pink Floyd's Waters Open To Idea Of Reunion

LONDON -- Roger Waters would not immediately say no if Pink Floyd decided to do something more.

"I'd be very up for doing a lot more," Waters told Britain's X-FM.

Waters said reuniting with Pink Floyd for Live 8 was "such fun."

He said the moment they plugged in for their first rehearsal, "It was like putting on an old shoe."


The bassist apparently has had a change of heart since Live 8.

In July, right after Live 8, Waters called the chances of furthering the Pink Floyd reunion "very slight."



Enough with the teasin' already Roger, 1st he says no reunion, highly unlikely, now it's, well it would be nice, I wouldn't say no right away. So which is it? Oh yeah then it's Gilmours turn to chime in and tease, saying, oh I can't do a reunion now, I have a solo album to work on etc. So if it isn't Roger it's David...if only they could agree on things, the show would be on the road, cause Mason and Wright would be okay with it. Come on boys one last tour!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Punk, Metal Pioneers Honored

CBS News | Punk, Metal Pioneers Honored | November 28, 2005�12:00:07


(AP) Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation will hold its induction ceremony March 13 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, the organization announced Monday.

Also to be inducted into the class of 2006: 1980s New Wave band Blondie and Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd.


It's finally Blondies turn to be recognized for what they contributed to the New Wave/Punk movement, glad they made it, should have been given to them earlier! I knew it would be Blondies turn when last year The Pretenders were given the nod.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Unearthed New Zep Photos!

When Led Zep rocked the Cross and no one noticed - Arts - Entertainment

RUMMAGING through some old boxes one day, Ted Harvey, a freelance photographer, found some photos he had almost forgotten: more than 100 intimate shots of Led Zeppelin he had taken during their 1972 Australian tour.

"It gave me a bit of a shock," Harvey said.

The photographs, which have never been seen by anyone except Harvey and the band, will go on display at a charity exhibition at Lismore Regional Gallery today.

Finding the photos brought back memories of the Sydney Showgrounds concert, which took place on February 27, 1972. Harvey simply drove his van behind the stage and walked around to the front, bypassing the crowd control barrier.

"There was officially 28,000 people there but really it was more like 36,000," said Harvey, adding that he could not see any other press photographers around him.

"When they played The Immigrant Song, the crowd just jumped over the barrier and ran to the stage. I got stuck and I couldn't move around. Robert Plant just told the crowd to sit down and they did, but I stood up because I was there to take photos."

The next day, Harvey visited the band at their Elizabeth Bay hotel to give them some of the shots he'd taken.

"Then Robert said, 'Let's go for a walk', so we wandered out to the Cross and he started singing at the top of his voice. I thought, 'Oh no, people are going to notice', but no one really turned around. That's the Cross for you," said Harvey.

"There was an old dumped Plymouth car that had a Viking's head as its emblem. Robert whipped out his pocket knife and tried to get the head off. I thought 'Oh jeez, the police are going to come over and see these two long-haired guys attacking this car. But he couldn't get it off so he said 'I'll get the chauffeur to come down and get it off'."

Lismore Regional Gallery's director, Steven Alderton, said he was impressed by the artistic and historical merit of the photographs.

"Compositionally they are great images and they hold the presence of the moment," he said. "Although my first thought was certain people should buy jeans a few sizes bigger."


Now if only they can make some of those just discovered images of Zeppelin posters!! Nothing would please more than that :) for us long time Zep fans.

LED ZEPPELIN - HOLLYWOOD SIGN FOR SALE

LED ZEPPELIN - HOLLYWOOD SIGN FOR SALE:


The original 1923 Hollywood sign is up for sale on internet auction site eBay after languishing in storage since 1978.

Bidders lusting after the iconic symbol will need at least $300,000 (GBP174,000) to meet the reserve price, as well as considerable space - the letters stand 13.7 metres (45 feet) high and 137 metres (450 feet) long.

The movie industry trademark boasts graffiti from rock stars LED ZEPPELIN, PINK FLOYD and AEROSMITH, as well as a macabre side - struggling actress PEG ENTWISTLE threw herself off the letter H in 1932.

Current owner producer DAN BLISS says, "This will be your last chance to own one of the world's most famous structures.

"Telling people you own the Hollywood sign is a great ice-breaker."


Yeah, if I could just find some space in my back yard to display this iconic sign :) heheheee.


Friday, November 25, 2005

OZZYHEAD.COM NEWS - Black Sabbath To Be Inducted Into (US) Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

OZZYHEAD.COM NEWS - Black Sabbath To Be Inducted Into (US) Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Black Sabbath To Be Inducted Into (US) Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
According to Tony Iommi's official site (Iommi.com), Black Sabbath will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Twenty-First Annual Induction Ceremony in New York next March. There are plans to broadcast an edited version of the ceremony on VH-1.

Ozzy Osbourne attempted to take Black Sabbath's name off the Hall of Fame's 1999 nomination list, deeming the institution's nod "meaningless."

In an October 1999 letter to the Hall of Fame, Osbourne said: "Just take our name off the list. Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it's not voted on by the fans. It's voted on by the supposed elite for the industry and the Media, who've never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is irrelevant to me." He says, "Let's face it, BLACK SABBATH has never been media darlings. We're a people's band and that suits us just fine."

Black Sabbath became eligible for induction for in 1996.


I agree with Ozzy, Sabbath was a people's band same as Zeppelin was.

Monday, November 21, 2005

A Tribute Single For Peel

Peel tribute single on sale

A tribute single to the late DJ John Peel hits the shops today (11-21-05).

Contributors include Sir Elton John, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, David Gilmour and Peter Hook.

The song, a version of the Buzzcocks’ Ever Fallen in Love, will raise funds for Amnesty International, one of Peel’s favourite charities.

Newer names, such as The Futureheads, El Presidente, and The Datsuns also participated.

All the artists taking part were championed or admired by Peel during his career.


He has pretty good taste I would say...Plant, Daltrey, Gilmour and others.

Friday, November 18, 2005

History Lokta Paper

WELCOME TO SHANGRI-LA MAGAZINE


Today the versatility of the paper is vastly explored and it has found an exclusive niche in global markets.

he history of Lokta paper dates back to several centuries. Grown in the high Himalayas, Lokta or Daphne Cannabis is a shrub that regenerates itself. Used for its fibrous quality, paper is made from lokta for its durability and versatility.

According to various ancient documents, it is believed that in the 8th century Lokta papers were traded to the Buddhist monks to write their scriptures. But when the trade with Tibet ceased, all the Lokta craftsmen entered the valley to keep the tradition of this “Kagaz” alive. Nepali paper making is an ancient practice that has survived time and evolved into a thriving handicraft business.

The paper itself is very special with a feeling of timelessness. Earlier and till today the paper has found its prime use in government offices for all official documents, certificates, files and invitation cards. Today the versatility of the paper is vastly explored and it has found an exclusive niche in global markets. It is used for gift wrapping, packaging, customised stationery, wall papers, lamp shades and even clothing.

Thousands of villagers in the mountains have found a living through the collection of Lokta which is then processed through specialised small scale industries into various types of paper. From fine tissue to the thicker variety, Nepali paper can be found in different textures and hues. Products made from the paper are accessorised with beads, dried flowers, straw and various types of grass by skilled artisans. The paper has gained extensive popularity over the years and today one can also find sheets that can go through a computer printer.

Pure Lokta paper is more in demand than recycled paper for its sheer durability and exclusiveness. Papers and paper products can be purchased from shops in Thamel, Kupondole and various specialised showrooms across the capital.

Where to buy:
Hastakala, Mahaguthi and
Barefoot in Kupondole

Check out our Lokta Paper Lanterns

Just In, Ooh Yeah!

Just in to us, but not yet loaded to site. Great gift ideas and stocking stuffers for the Rock Fan!!

New Blondie Poster, Sexy Young Debbie Harry

Rock Air Freshners Hendrix, Zeppelin

Patches New Zeppelin, Sex Pistols, Electric Guitar

Stickers New Zeppelin, Guns n Roses, Guitarist Licks, Lite Up Pot Leaf, Love Chinese Symbol, Peace Chinese Symbol

Rock Stash Tins, hide your stuff, The Stones, Zeppelin, Floyd

Lokta Paper Lantern, for a cool look in the room

Keep a Coolin n Rockin' @ Mystic Rock!

Pink Floyd @ British Awards

Pink Floyd, famous for albums "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall", were inducted after they reunited for July's Live 8 concert in London.

Singer and bassist Roger Waters said: "The response we have had from the public has been very touching, not least when we were all together on that day in July this year. It was great to be together again."

Aha, but apparently not THAT great to want to tour just a wee bit, eh Rog? It's all David Gilmour's fault, he said "We're too old to tour" but bands like the Stones keep on keeping on.

Ozzy shows dark side of his moon

Ozzy Osbourne shows dark side of his moon at British awards - Yahoo! News


Wildman rocker Ozzy Osbourne stunned fans at the British Music Hall of Fame by flashing his bottom at startled onlookers in the hope of livening things up a bit.
The star was performing with his heavy metal band Black Sabbath to mark their induction.

Pink Floyd, The Who, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Eurythmics, Aretha Franklin and Joy Division/New Order were also inducted.

Seeking to inject a bit of rock-and-roll mayhem, Osbourne told the assembled guests: "I've seen more life at a f---ing wake", before dropping his jeans and mooning the crowd.

The trick worked and guests at north London's Alexandra Palace -- including Osbourne's wife Sharon and children Jack and Kelly -- gave him a standing ovation.

Afterwards he reflected: "I thought they needed livening up a bit. That was a lot of fun."

Leave it to Ozzy to Moon the crowd, LOL!!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

First Dig - Robert Plant

Operation Covert - First Dig - Robert Plant

ROCK legend, Robert Plant, took time out from his world tour to get behind the controls of a mechanical digger to start the building of the new Scout facilities made possible by Operation Covert.


The frontman of legendary band, Led Zeppelin, took centre stage and ceremonially dug the first trench of the project at the Rhydd Covert site where construction begins on Monday.


The 57-year-old, who is currently in the middle of a global tour promoting his latest album, The Mighty Rearranger, was keen to lend a hand because he believed the project was "very important".

Oh he looks so cute in that mini tractor/digger. I bet Bonzo would have loved doing that too. Check out the pictures of Robert digging the trench.

The Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of Pink Floyd's Masterpiece

CANOE -- JAM! Books - Reviews - - The Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of Pink Floyd's Masterpiece

It's likely that you, someone you know, or at the very least a high school or college buddy has owned a copy of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.

With 30 million copies in print - roughly one for every person living in California - the 1973 album long ago reached iconic status.

In his book, The Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of Pink Floyd's Masterpiece, John Harris takes a deeper look at how Pink Floyd successfully shifted gears from its psychedelic 1960s beginning to create its most famous album.

Another good Christmas present for the Floyd fan :)

Patti Smith Does Mini Tour

To mark the 30th anniversary of the milestone recording, Horses, Patti Smith and her long-time collaborator, guitarist Lenny Kaye, have embarked on a short tour. During a stop on Monday (11/14) at San Francisco's gorgeous Great American Music Hall, the duo firmly reminded a capacity crowd (which, really, didn't need reminding) why "Horses" is rightfully considered one of the greatest debuts of all time.

In other related news, Arista/Columbia/Legacy Recordings released a two-disc special edition of Smith's debut earlier this month. The set, entitled "Horses/Horses," features a remastered version of the original album, as well as a live performance of the complete work that was recorded earlier this year at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Smith and Kaye will next perform tonight (11/15) in Los Angeles, before joining the rest of the Patti Smith Group to open two nights (11/21-22) for U2 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

November 2005
15 – West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour
21-22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (opening for U2)
30 – New York, NY – BAM

December 2005
1 – New York, NY – BAM

So why isn't Patti coming to Boston? I saw here about 3 times back in the day :)

More Aerosmith Tour Dates

November 2005
16 - Ottawa, Ontario - Corel Centre
18 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
20 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
23 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
26 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
30 - Albany, NY - Pepsi Arena

December 2005
2 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Event Center
4 - Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center
6 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
8 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre
10 - Chicago, IL - United Center
15 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills

January 2006
5 - Orlando, FL - TD Waterhouse Centre (on sale 11/19)
12 - Charlotte, NC - New Charlotte Arena (on sale 11/19)
17 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum (on sale 12/3)
19 - Sunrise, FL - BankAtlantic Center (on sale 11/19)
21 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum (on sale 12/3)
23 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center (on sale 11/19)
25 - San Antonio, TX - SBC Center (on sale 11/19)
27 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (on sale 11/19)

Stones Too LOUD

The Rolling Stones received noise complaints from their recent gigs in San Francisco. People living near the venue complained of windows and floors vibrating, reports the BBC. One resident complained, "Just because they're too old to hear their music doesn't mean [it] has to be so loud." The next tour stop for the Stones is Las Vegas on Friday (November 18).

Ooh what zing "just cause they're too old to hear, they don't need to crank up the sound" LOL. He just was mad that he didn't get to go to the concert that's all. :)

My Chemical Romance All Dolled Up

My Chemical Romance will be releasing action figures with such accessories as a red handgun and a coffin. "They're very realistic. We're wearing suits and we've got elbow joints. They're really poseable and rad," frontman Gerard Way told MTV.com. "You can make them do things like shake violently or save a cat from a tree." The action figures will be released next month, just in time for Christmas shopping.

How cute, I want Gerard :) Stocking stuffer maybe?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Page Wins Poll

Poll Results About.com: Classic Rock Guitarists

Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) is the clear favorite in the voting for your favorite Classic Rock guitarist. Page received 33% of just over 200 votes, followed by the late Jimi Hendrix with 25% and Eric Clapton with 20%. Others receiving more than one vote included the late Duane Allman, Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple/Rainbow), Ted Nugent, Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon) and the late Paul Kossoff (Free).

What no David Gilmour?? No mention?? Of course Page is my favorite of all guitarist so I'm happy that the public agrees with that, but no mention of Gilmour, come on people...you mean to tell me Gilmours solos do nothing for you?? For homework you need to hear Comfortably Numb.

Stones Get A Bigger Bang

The Rolling Stones' new album A Bigger Bang will become even bigger on November 22 when Virgin Records releases an expanded special edition of the CD. A Bigger Bang (Special Edition) will come with a bonus DVD including lots of goodies, such as television performances of "Streets Of Love" and "Rough Justice" recorded in Toronto, the video for "Streets Of Love" with director's commentary by Jake Nava, and two new audio tracks, "Don't Wanna Go Home" and "Under the Radar," both written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards during the A Bigger Bang sessions. The DVD also will feature interviews with each band member, lyrics and a photo gallery. Meanwhile, the previously announced Rolling Stones collection Rarities: 1971 - 2003 will also be released on November 22.

Aaah just in time for Christmas...Santa can I get a bigger bang I've been a good girl. If only Led Zeppelin had something fresh to offer me for Christmas...aah but at least and I'm hoping Pink Floyd will have PULSE :) that's what I really want for Christmas.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Marilyn Monroe on Biography Channel

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Marilyn Monroe.
The unforgettable story of the screen sex symbol who
spent her life struggling to prove she was more than a
dumb blonde. A thrown-away child desperate for love,
Marilyn married Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, had
controversial relationships with John and Robert
Kennedy, and died alone under suspicious
circumstances. This chronicle of her turbulent life
includes rarely seen home movies and interviews with
first husband James Dougherty, Gloria Steinem, and
Hugh Hefner.

One of the coolest sex symbols of all time, Marilyn Monroe...still sexy after all these years and relevant. We have a very cool Marilyn Monroe t-shirt in our Novelty Tees category of our catalog. Marilyn's beautiful face with little hints of glitter.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Top 10 Classic Rock Box Sets Of 2005

Top 10 Classic Rock Box Sets Of 2005

According to Classic Rock About.com

http://classicrock.about.com/od/recommendationsandreviews/tp/top_boxed.htm?nl=1


1) Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen

2) My Lives
Billy Joel

3) The Word Is Live
Yes


4) Platinum Collection
Genesis

5) Live At Carnegie Hall
Chicago

7) A Musical History
The Band

8) Just Say Sire
Various Artists


9) The Complete Atlantic Recordings
Ray Charles

10) Weird Tales of The Ramones

Well if this is the top 10 to have, I don't want them cept for maybe The Ramones

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Friday, November 11, 2005

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The Black Crowes Rockin' New Year's Eve

The Black Crowes Announce Their First-Ever Headlining Performance At Madison Square Garden On New Year's Eve


2005 marked the year in which THE BLACK CROWES reunited and re-connected with their loyal fans, performing the best shows of their career. The band--who've been alternately described as "The Most Rock ‘N Roll Rock ‘N Roll Band In The World" and "a thoroughbred American rock ‘n' freakin' roll band"--will culminate this hugely successful year on December 31, 2005 with their first-ever New Year's Eve show at Madison Square Garden in the city where it all began back in March with seven sold-out nights at Hammerstein Ballroom.

One thing I can tell you about the Black Crowes is that they are LOUD and no one sits down at a Crowes show!!!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Black lights are perfect for parties

Black lights are perfect for parties

There are a number of other unique uses of the black light. The first is to cause a reaction to a poster or other printed material that is fluorescent. A fluorescent object will continue to glow as long as the black light is on and placed near the object.

Nothing like a cool room with black lights and interesting black light posters hanging on them. Another cool thing to do is take fluorescent paint and paint some cool objects so they glow under the light. we have an incense burner that has the fluorescent painted on to it's surface and it's waaay cool under the lights.

Audioslave On Rockline

Audioslave will be the featured guests on Rockline's nationally syndicated radio show airing November 14th. The live show begins at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET - and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625).

To find a station near you check out www.rocklineradio.com

I wonder if fans like Chris Cornell with Audioslave as much as they liked him with Soundgarden. There's something about his voice in Soundgarden that to me seemed like he had more power, what a voice! Glad that Audioslave is doing some Soundgarden songs as well at shows :)

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Zep Rock Baby Wear

We have your favorite Led Zeppelin Rock Baby Wear in the Swan Song design for Infants and Toddlers. You know your baby is the coolest little rocker in town...dress them in cute little rock tees! Rock Baby Wear bands available, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, The Ramones, Blondie, AC/DC and coming soon The Who!!

Heavy Metal Chic Rocks South Beach Miami

South Beach Rocks: Restaurant, Bars, and Clubs on men.style.com:

November 4, 2005—Though better known as home of the DJ-infested Winter Music Conference and, of course, the eponymous Sound Machine, Miami is starting to discover good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll—aesthetically, anyway. The latest evidence, after Tommy Lee’s Rok Bar and Automatic Slims, is Snatch, a bilevel lounge that just opened in the legendary Liquid space in South Beach. Befitting the salacious name, the main room, above, looks like Philippe Starck’s take on a Whitesnake video (Tawny Kitaen not included—though there is lingerie dangling from the chandeliers). Two enormous mirrors etched with images of Jim Morrison and Axl Rose dominate the walls, and by the entrance you'll find a very non-Miami mechanical bull. Bathrooms are adorned with vintage concert posters and autographed pictures of classic axemen. Come January, a large upstairs dance floor should be open, but until then, stick with the lounge for the Saturday night party organized by E-Z, the team behind Friday nights at the Townhouse. Groupies optional.

P.S. If you’re looking to spot an actual rock star rather than his likeness, head north to the Chamber Lounge for a classic dive packed with off-duty South Beach scenesters. Stashed in the basement of what was once a hotel, it’s got a killer jukebox, strong cheap drinks, and a well-worn pool table.
Snatch Rock 'n' Roll Bar & Lounge, 1437 Washington Ave., South Beach, (305) 604-3644, www.snatchmiami.com; Chamber Lounge, 2940 Collins Ave., Middle Beach, (305) 673-0338.



— Mark Ellwood

It's ALL about the Rock and Roll....whether in Cleveland or Boston, New York, Philly, LA, London, worldwide :) It's a global thing.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Goth Deco Tips

Dark decorating tips are dripping with ideas for the home

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/lifestyle/246344_gothic.html

Dark decorating tips are dripping with ideas for the home
Monday, October 31, 2005

By D. PARVAZ
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

-- Voltaire

"At the end of the day, if in doubt, paint it black and slap a skull on it."

-- Voltaire

One of the Voltaires quoted above was an 18th-century writer/philosopher and the other is a modern-day artist giving tips on gothic homemaking. Sure, they're a zillion miles apart, but both are very relevant to today's world.


Enter "Paint It Black -- A Guide to Gothic Homemaking" ($15.95,Weiser Books, 102 pages), a trifle of a book released in August taking you through the necessary steps to turn your beige pad into a den of darkness and gloom (don't blame us if your landlord has a hissy fit once you've painted your place red). Among the best tips in the book is using cool drawers from old, discarded desks and vanities as shelving. Here's how that works: Voltaire recommends that you scavenge or scout for drawers from old, turfed furniture. Paint the outside black, the inside red, hang it on the wall and, voila!, you have a place to store your books, figurines, whatever. A whole wall full of mismatched drawers might look pretty cool.

Another easy-to-follow tip: bang some nails into a plain, wooden picture frame and spray paint the whole thing black. Now splatter some red paint on it and you have the Hell Raiser frame. Hardly stuff Martha Stewart would love ... although, there's a gothic Martha Stewart site (www.trystancraft.com/martha/) ... who knew? Other, more refined designs are included, we just like the simple stuff.

Pretty much all bases are covered, including pimping your car, goth style, or, as the author puts it, "Would it kill you to have a vehicle to jump into that's at least half as pompous as you are?" If your answer to that is no, consider the following: Buy a black car (nothing too cutesy, like a VW Beetle), add goth band or anti-social bumper stickers (you can buy those at, ahem, Hot Topic) and vinyl spider web or goth decals. Integrate some bats, skulls and coffins for your inner decor -- hanging them off your rearview mirror, covering your steering wheel, etc. and you're pretty much there. You can go all the way and drive a hearse, but that's extreme and brutal for parallel parking in the city.

There also are instructions for flower arranging, cake decorating (?!?!), wall coverings and much more.


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P-I reporter D. Parvaz can be reached at 206-448-8095 or dparvaz@seattlepi.com.

I like the idea of a Goth car, I have a black Explorer, though mine has a Led Zeppelin sticker. Easy to transform it though, :) just add a Marilyn Manson sticker and the other Goth accessories and voila!

Jimmy Page at White Stripes show

NME.COM - News - Led Zeppelin legend turns up at White Stripes show

Page made a surprise appearance at the White Stripes 2nd Hammersmith Apollo show (Nov 6). Jack White is often compared with Page, was spotted watching the show from the side of the stage throughout the 90 minute set.

Unfortunately hopes of a duet failed to materialise because that's as close to the stage that Jimmy Page got.

Well, could be Jimmy just wanted to sit and watch or maybe he just isn't up to playing on stage anymore, maybe he thought he would steal the show and leave Jack White in the dust ;) who knows, but it sure would've been a treat for White to play beside a rock guitar legend.

In need of a Jimmy Page Tee take a look in our Zep Closet!

Zeppelin share Polar Music Prize

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Zeppelin share Polar Music Prize

Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev were named winners of the Polar Music Prize.

The academy said Led Zeppelin were "one of the great pioneers of rock".

Led Zeppelin split in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham, reuniting briefly for the Live Aid concert in 1985.

The surviving members - Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones - continue to perform.

Kuddos to Zeppelin. Mostly Robert Plant continues to perform LIVE. Sure wish Page and Jones were as active (tour wise) as Plant IS.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

The Who - "Tommy & Quadraphenia Live"

The Who - "Tommy and Quadraphenia Live"

The Who were pioneers of the rock opera, and their stage shows defined the concept of "power trio." The best of both are combined in the three-DVD set, The Who: Tommy and Quadraphenia Live With Special Guests, due for release November 8 from Rhino Records.

The special guests, who joined The Who for a 1989 performance of Tommy at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, included Elton John, Phil Collins, Billy Idol, Patti LaBelle, and Steve Winwood. The live version of Quadraphenia is from the group's 1996-97 U.S. tour.

The third disc is a compilation of live performances of Who hits like "I Can See For Miles," "Baba O’Riley," "Won’t Get Fooled Again" and "Who Are You".

Bonus material includes:

Interviews with Daltrey and Townshend, and their comments on each track
Documentary, "The Story of Quadrophenia" including a newly discovered film of the band performing at a London Pub in 1964
Photo gallery
New interview with Billy Idol

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Friday, November 04, 2005

Loaded to Site


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Tees:

In Flames Starface
Beastie Boys Fader Logo
the Used Strangled Heart

Babydoll Girly Cut Tees:

Sublime Hibiscus

Patches:

Green Bud Leaf sew on patch
The Killers Logo
Foo Fighters Round
The Used Script Logo
System of a Down sew on patch
Lynyrd Skynyrd Rebel


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Queens of the Stone Age Logo


Expecting a shipment of cool posters soon! One in particular that fans have asked about, a "classic" that will be making a comeback!!

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Design Disturbed's Website

Disturbed has added a second leg of the Jagermeister Music Tour, and it will kick off the first week in January. Bloodsimple will open the next series of dates, taking over for C.O.C. Meanwhile, Disturbed is having a contest to see who can create the best fan site for the band. The winning site will become the "official Disturbed fan site" and will be linked on the band's regular Web site. The winning artist will also receive an autographed Washburn guitar from the band.

Imagine, you get a free autographed guitar, get linked to their official site and your fan site becomes the Official Site, what could be cooler than that!!

UK Music Hall Of Fame To Air On VH1

UK Music Hall Of Fame To Air On VH1


Receiving the industry back-slapping award are Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, New Order, The Kinks and The Who, while John Peel will be an honorary member.

For the first time ever in the U.S., VH1 will broadcast "The Second Annual UK Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" with the entire two-hour ceremony airing exclusively on VH1 Classic right after the premiere on VH1. Artists who have been publicly announced to date are: Ozzy Osbourne and BLACK SABBATH, PINK FLOYD, BOB DYLAN, EURYTHMICS, THE WHO, THE KINKS, JIMI HENDRIX, JOY DIVISION/NEW ORDER and the late, great legendary DJ and producer John Peel. The UK Music Hall of Fame is produced by Initial (part of Endemol) and distributed by Channel 4 International.

The second annual "UK Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" will take place at the famed Alexandra Palace in London on November 16 and premiere on VH1 as a two-hour live extravaganza on Saturday, November 26 9:00 p.m. The ceremony will be staged in front of a 3,000 strong audience and reveal up to ten legendary artists and one music industry figure to be inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. For the first time, viewers in America will be able to witness this totally unique and utterly unmissable evening packed with amazing live performances from top international artists, exclusive video packages and tribute speeches from some of the leading celebrities of our time.

VH1 Classic will air the entire, unexpurgated ceremony on Sunday, November 27 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT and again at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT. VH1 Classic viewers will witness the complete show, brimming with amazing performances and tributes to huge to be missed.

I find these shows (American) utterly boring most of the time, maybe the UK's will be livelier. Hmm wonder if Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath will perform?

Thursday, November 03, 2005

A Beastie Boys Film & Disc

Beasties Ready Fan-Filmed Concert Flick, Best-Of Disc

November 2, 2005


Beastie Boys

A Beastie Boys concert film, titled Awesome: I F---in' Shot That, has been picked up by independent film distributor ThinkFilm, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film was shot at the Rap trio's Madison Square Garden show in October of 2004, mainly by 50 fans with handheld cameras. A few friends of the band and two of the tour's high-quality cameras were also used to capture the concert, which was then assembled by Adam "MCA" Yauch and directed by his alter ego, Swiss video director Nathaniel Hornblower. The film has been submitted to the Sundance Festival, and will likely see a spring release.

"Preproduction was like three days," Yauch told the Hollywood Reporter. "Some kid put up video from his phone at eight frames a second," he said, and that inspired his low-res video/high-quality audio vision. None of the 50 cameras were lost to fans, Yauch said, "but granted, we took their driver's licenses."

In other Beasties news, they will release a one-disc "best-of" set, entitled Solid Gold Hits, next Tuesday, November 8.

Shot by fans, so you can technically say it's almost a bootleg :) should be exciting to watch.

Ozzy's Under Cover CD Tracklist

Ozzy's new Dual Disc and CD

CD UNDER COVER TRACKLISTING:

01. Rocky Mountain Way
02. In My Life
03. Mississippi Queen (voc up)
04. Go Now
05. Woman
06. 21st Century Schizoid Man
07. All The Young Dudes
08. For What It's Worth
09. Good Times
10. Sunshine Of Your Love
11. Fire
12. Working Class Hero
13. Sympathy For The Devil

You can buy the CD here
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Friday, October 28, 2005

COB Are You Dead Yet? Review

Children Of Bodom – Are You Dead Yet? Review
Posted By Michael Melchor on 10.27.05 411mania.com

If you are, this should revive you pretty quickly.

To many Americans, the band’s name probably sounds like a sophomoric attempt at humor with an odd foreign spelling. But, to explain the name and give you an idea of what you’re in for, the truth couldn’t be further from the pun.

From The AbsoluteAstronomy.com Encyclopedia:

The Lake Bodom murders is the popular name of a series of murders which happened in Finland in the year of 1961. Lake Bodom is a small Finnish lake, about 22 kilometres north of the Finnish capital, Helsinki.

On the night of June 4, 1961, four teenagers were camping on the shores of the Lake Bodom when - allegedly - an insane person murdered three of them in cold blood with a knife and wounded the fourth teenager. The lone survivor has lived a relatively normal life afterwards.

Some years later - between June 3 and 6 of 1972 (approximately the 11 year annversary) - a man announced that he was the Lake Bodom murderer. Police investigation proved that he couldn't be the murderer.

In early 2005, the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation has declared the case as solved. According to an official statement, Nils Gustafsson, the survivor, had an outburst of jealousy involving old feelings for one of the other teenagers, Irmeli Bjцrklund, who had been his girlfriend in the past. Irmeli was slowly and brutally killed, while the other teenagers were summarily executed. The outcome of case, as of yet, is unknown, since it has already gone "cold".

A perfect incident to name a Finnish heavy metal band after – and one that most of mainstream Finland has had a hard time with since. Many of their fans, though, have overlooked the controversy in lieu of CoB’s pummeling, melodic style.

The 411
Are You Dead Yet? is a rather capable metal album that may serve to expand Children Of Bodom’s audience to international levels once and for all. While the vocals contain very little melody, the rest of the sound, surprisingly, does – making for an excellent listen. This is an especially great record for Halloween, if for no other reason than the meaning behind the band’s name.

Very creepy indeed, but cool :)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

'Get The Led Out'

The Phoenix - News - 10/27/2005 - Colonial Theatre set to 'Get The Led Out'


Get The Led Out is a band of professional rock musicians dedicated to re-creating the music of Led Zeppelin as authentically as possible. The band consists of vocalist Paul Sinclair, guitarist Ron E. Kayfield, bassist Paul Piccari, drummer Adam Ferraioli and keyboardist/guitarist Paul Hammond.


I've never seen a Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, sure hope these guys tour round New England too.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

AOL Music: Rockin The Joint--Aerosmith

AOL Music: Full CD Listening Party -- hear the latest albums, track by track, before you buy them

Listen to this really cool version of "Seasons of Wither" one of my all time favorite Aerosmith songs from their new CD Rockin The Joint.

Here are Aerosmith's tour dates:

Sun 10/30/05 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino

Tue 11/01/05 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino

Thu 11/03/05 Washington, DC MCI Center

Tue 11/08/05 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

Thu 11/10/05 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena

Sat 11/12/05 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden (Fleet Center)

Mon 11/14/05 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Civic Center

Wed 11/16/05 Ottawa, ON Corel Centre

Fri 11/18/05 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Sun 11/20/05 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

Wed 11/23/05 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center

Sat 11/26/05 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena

Wed 11/30/05 Albany, NY Pepsi Arena

Fri 12/02/05 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel / Casino

Sun 12/04/05 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center at CSU

Tue 12/06/05 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

Thu 12/08/05 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

Sat 12/10/05 Chicago, IL United Center

Tue 12/13/05 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center

Thu 12/15/05 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills

Sat 12/17/05 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena



Hard Rock Treasures

From Jimmy Page's guitar to Peter Frampton's voice box, one man is out to discover the whereabouts of rock music’s most legendary items in the film Hard Rock Treasures. This documentary follows Don Bernstein, Head of Collections for the Hard Rock Cafes, on his quest to acquire celebrated items from rock music history - from the owners themselves.


Featuring exclusive interviews with some of the most important rock artists ever, including James Hetfield, Tony Iommi, Richie Sambora, Gene Simmons, Slipknot, Pantera, Nikki Sixx, Chad Smith, Jimmy Page and many more, Hard Rock Treasures is available to buy on DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on 21st November 2005.

I'll take one Jimmy Page guitar thank you.

'80s rock tees make a statement


Monterey County Herald | 10/24/2005 | '80s rock tees make a statement

''The amount of teens wearing the Led Zeppelin '77 tour T-shirts walking around the Rock Hall is absurd. Absurd,'' Kramer says. ''I saw them on that tour and didn't even buy a shirt.''

At least these kids are in the know. Led Zeppelin equals cool!

Here's the shirt that everyone has to have in their closet and yes you can get one at our store :)

Monday, October 24, 2005

Ozzy Covers Cream's Song

"Sunshine Of Your Love" covered by Ozzy Osbourne (originally performed by Cream) is now playing in rotation on "Music Choice" on the "Rock" channel (810 if you're on NJ Cablevision IO Digital). Music Choice is available through high-speed internet, or through your cable company - see http://www.musicchoice.com for more information.

Imagine that, Ozzy doing Cream...wish Ozzy would take a crack at doing a Zep song :)

You can pre-order the CD "Under Cover" at amazon.com

ROBERT PLANT Dismisses ZEPPELIN Reunion Talk: 'I Prefer My Career To Have Bit Of Dignity Now'

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ROBERT PLANT Dismisses ZEPPELIN Reunion Talk: 'I Prefer My Career To Have Bit Of Dignity Now'

Plant, 57, who plays Edinburgh Corn Exchange next Thursday and Barrowland in Glasgow on October 29, said: "I've not been offered vast sums to reform LED ZEPPELIN. I would never do it anyway.

"We were a boy band and I'm not a boy any more. I prefer my career to have a bit of dignity now."




So be it...though most fans would gladly plunk down the cash to see the great bands of yesteryear. Zep, Floyd, Stones, Sabbath etc.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

New Patches Loaded To Site

Our new patches are now on our website.

The Killers
Lynyrd Skynyrd
System of a Down
Foo Fighters
The Used

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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Deborah Harry & Blondie Monaco Interview & Clip

Musical breaks, world music festivals � Music for 2

You were at Woodstock, and then at the centre of a very exciting period in New York, when bands like Blondie, the Ramones and Talking Heads broke through; what was it like from the inside looking out?

“Actually it wasn’t received very well at first. It wasn’t something that was embraced wholeheartedly in the business world, or on radio. And for quite a while, we really had an uphill battle. I think it was a very treasured kind of local thing, and at that point, in the very early days, it certainly wasn’t important to other people.
It was just the Lower East Side, and some of the West Village that was aware of what was going on. It was priceless in a way, because people got to experiment and do things without being judged. We were all just paying court visits to one another. Chris says it was like vaudeville, I think it was more like some sort of art exchange, a music exchange.”


This so true in the beginning of the Punk movement they were mostly ignored by the media, unlike today's Punks that are embraced and so mainstream, In the day it was very underground. I was lucky to have known about these artist in those days due to my boyfriend listening to an underground radio show, the late risers club in Boston. I was lucky to have seen Blondie, The Ramones, Patty Smith, 999, The Dickies, Elvis Costello and more that I can't remember right now. So lucky to have been at CBGB's in it's heyday. I'm glad that Blondie is still around and touring and sounding fabulous.

Visit our site for Blondie and Ramones merchandise!

Green Day's Billie Joe To Launch Clothing Line

Billie Joe To Launch Adeline Clothing At Hot Topic - October 17th

With his own fashion-forward style and a song from 2000 titled "Fashion Victim," it's clear Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong knows something about fashion. Now he's bringing some of his punk-inspired style to the masses in his men's and women's line, Adeline, named after his record label. Armstrong and wife Adrienne have developed a variety of tees and accessories geared towards the alternative/punk scene. The men's collection will feature long-sleeved and short-sleeved button-ups, tees, fitted jackets, and tapered pants. The women's collection consists of woven tees, hoodies, dresses and button-up tops. On the accessories side are beanies, cadet hats and ties. A unique feature of the line is that different Adeline logos were created for men and women, setting the brand apart from other labels. Ensuring their designs fully come to life, Armstrong and his wife have teamed up with Rock Steady Clothing Company, who'll guide the couple on development and production of the line. To catch a sneak peek of the brand in action, watch for TV appearances and magazine shoots of Billie Joe, or see him live on the current Green Day tour for American Idiot; he's sure to be adorned in his self-designed clothes. Adeline by Rock Steady will make its debut at the MAGIC Show in Las Vegas in early 2006.


This should be a very interesting line to see :) seems that lots of entertainers get into the business of clothing. U2's Bono with his clothing line, Jaylo, they all get that fashion fever. I would like to see fantasy clothing lines from Marilyn Manson, Sully of Godsmack, Trent Nine Inch Nails and Amy from Evanescense.

Friday, October 21, 2005

New Arrival Patches

So you love our patches, well we got 4 new styles in, will be loading to our site soon so check back often.

New Cool Patches:

The Killers Logo
Foo Fighters Round Logo
The Used Script Logo
Lynyrd Skynyrd Rebel

Mystic Rock

Love the blues? It all began in joints like these

Herald.com | 10/16/2005 | Love the blues? It all began in joints like these

CLARKSDALE, Miss. - In a handful of songs recorded in the 1930s, and bundled in legends and rumors ever since, Robert Johnson became the American Faust -- meeting the devil at a rural crossroads and trading his soul so he could become ``King of the Delta Blues.''

Whether Clarksdale has the real crossroads -- there are other spots claimed in this part of Mississippi -- is beside the point. Blues heritage is kudzu-thick here.

The official crossroads, at U.S. 61 and U.S. 49, is now graced by an oversized blue electric guitar mounted on a 25-foot pole. By itself, it is a Mid-South photo-op. An iPod-tunity, too: Try Cream's classic version of Crossroads. Or Walking into Clarksdale by Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. The title of the Romantics' 2003 LP was even more site-specific: 6¼9.

MUSICAL CROSSROADS: Legend has it that the intersection of U.S. 61 and U.S. 49 is where bluesman Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in order to become King of the Delta Blues.

(Thank goodness for the roots of the Blues...sure makes for a haunting trip during the Halloween season you just might meet the devil there too.)

Room Full Of Mirrors - Hendrix

Room Full Of Mirrors -

Here's a look at a cool book, biography of Jimi Hendrix.

He disliked marmalade and cold sheets. His likes included music, mountains, hair, and strawberry shortcake. He immortalized his penis in plaster, set fire to his guitar, and choked to death on his own vomit at the age of 27. Charles R. Cross's biography of seismic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix is packed both with small details and riveting testimony from leading rock figures and scene-makers of the sixties. Marianne Faithfull, Hendrix's friend Eric Burdon, Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding, and Who guitarist Pete Townshend, among others, recast an oft-told story with an impressive array of eyewitness recollections. Cross recounts Hendrix's early years in Seattle, his musical apprenticeship on the American black entertainers' Chitlin Circuit, and the salutary effect of his London debut on leading British guitarists like Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, whose technical superiority had until then gone unchallenged. Hendrix emerges as a supremely talented, driven individual, whose life and career were derailed by a combination of managerial insensitivity and greed, and by his own attempts to self-medicate his way out of a punishing work schedule. A meticulously assembled combination of hard facts, atmospheric scene-setting, and empathetic writing, ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS is one of the most authoritative and readable of the many available Hendrix biographies.

Green Day On Screen Concert

:: Big Screen Concerts - Green Day ::

Tuesday, November 1st, Grammy® Award winning rock band Green Day will be on the Big Screen at select movie theatres nationwide! Be there as Green Day premieres their live DVD, Bullet In A Bible weeks before it's even on sale.

This One Night OnlyTM show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Seating is limited, so buy your tickets NOW!



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Monday, October 17, 2005

Les Paul Cuts His 1st Rock Album

Entertainment - canada.com network


Take it from Peter Frampton. Or from Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend or Jimmy Page -- they all owe a debt to Les Paul, father of the electric guitar.

"They all mention Les as an inspiration because of (his) early records, which were jaw-dropping when you first heard them as a novice guitarist," says Frampton, who recalls learning licks off of Paul's records as a nine-year-old in England. "We revere him, but Les is so genuine and down-to-earth that he's still one of the lads."

At age 90, the man who developed the solid-body electric guitar, and who has long been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has finally released his first rock album, Les Paul & Friends: American Made, World Played. The list of friends includes Frampton, Beck, Clapton, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora and other guitar legends.

Imagine that at 90 he cuts an album, Les Paul is the man!!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Fragrance Sale

We're having a fragrance sale...Autumn is a nice time to burn candles, incense, aroma oils for oil burners and dab a little body fragrance perfumed oils on yourself. Now that the air is crisp you really can enjoy different scents.
Click to Check out our cool scents
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE FRAGRANCE SALE

For a limited time if you buy any of our perfumed body oils, Aroma oils for burners and scented votive candles, you get another one free! A great way to stock up on your favorite scents!!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Top 50 Classic Rock Bands & Essential Albums

Top 50 Classic Rock Bands

The Beatles-Revolver
Pink Floyd-Wish you were Here
The Who-Who's Next
The Rolling Stones-Sticky Fingers
Led Zeppelin-Led Zeppelin 4
Eagles-Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Grateful Dead-Anthem of the Sun
Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship-While Bathing at Baxter's
the Doors-The Doors
The Moody Blues-Days of Future Passed
Fleetwood Mac-Rumours
AC/DC-Back in Black
Boston-boston
Cream-Wheels of Fire
Def Leppard-Hysteria
The Byrds-The Byrd's Greatest Hits
Aerosmith-Toys In The Attic
Santana-Abraxas
Blood Sweat & Tears-Blood Sweat & Tears
Van Halen-1984

those are the top 20 to see the complete list go to the link above. I don't agree with all the essential album picks, but that differs from person to person. Also the order of the bands listed I don't agree for myself even though yeah I know the Beatles always are everyones #1 spot and they did influence music and the way it has progressed. Personally I'd put The Doors higher on the list. Glad that Pink Floyd is in the number 2 spot :) Zep should have been higher on the list.

Friday, October 14, 2005

All Loaded Up


Okay the new merchandise is all loaded to the website catalog and ready to view and purchase! Here is the Blondie Lime Tiger Tee that I think looks HOT!! Click to view all our Cool Rock Tees and more!

Clapton Offered $5 Million!

Eric Clapton will reportedly collect $5 million for the rights to publish his autobiography. The New York Post says that Clapton sold his autobiography to Doubleday in the United States and the Century imprint in Britain in a world rights deal. Both imprints are owned by Random House, which is part of Bertelsmann. "We know Eric Clapton is intensely committed to this book," said a Doubleday spokesman, according to the Post. "He will address all the peaks and valleys of his life." The book will come out in spring of 2007, coinciding with a North American tour by Clapton and the release of a retrospective box set of his music.

Wow!! $5 million bucks?? should be an interesting read. The book I'd like to read is a Jimmy Page autobiography, there was a rumour he was working on one, but you know how it is with Page, he's always rumoured to be working on something or other and then it takes forever to see the light of day! A Robert Plant book would be very interesting to read as well :)

Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Injured

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee was injured Wednesday night when a pyrotechnic stunt went awry during the band's concert in Casper, Wyoming. Lee was suspended from a wire between two drum sets when fireworks went off and sparks reportedly shot towards the drummer, but he performed one more song before being taken to the hospital. Frontman Vince Neil announced to the crowd that the band would not perform an encore due to Lee's injury, which is said not to be too serious. It's currently unclear whether the mishap will affect Mötley Crüe's next few shows, scheduled for Friday night in Bismarck, ND and Saturday in Rapid City, SD.

Ouch!! What a guy, hurt and all he keeps banging the drum :) Seems the Crue is getting hurt lately. Hopefully this will be their last mishap.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Learning The Rock Star Scream

Top Stories - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington

Do rock stars really need to learn how to scream? It's doubtful Robert Plant needed coaching to shriek "baaaaay-beeeeey," or that Zack de la Rocha ever needed a lesson. But regardless of natural talent, Melissa Cross, the self-proclaimed "Queen of Scream," has developed a training program that teaches proper technique to a new breed of unrestrained rock singers.

Q: What about the classic rockers like Robert Plant?

A: Robert Plant. That's a little bit different because there was never fire in Led Zeppelin. It always had a note to it. He never screamed. With Robert Plant it was like, we still have to do music, we have to do notes. So, Robert Plant: Amazing vocalist, but he never did fire. He did heat and he did it really well. As well as Ozzy Osbourne and AC/DC and Bonn Scott. This kinda heat thing has gone on for 20, 30 years.

Yeap, Plant does have the HOT heat thing going on.

Plant Videos From Pearl Jam Show

Take a look at these Robert Plant videos from the Pearl Jam/Robert Plant benefit show!

Going to California

Fool In The Rain

Roger Waters May Play With Floyd

Roger Waters Online

Roger Waters has told Italian journalists he may well play again with Pink Floyd. Also Roger mentioned the fact that his Father's death in Italy has meant he feels close to the country.

"Playing again together at Live 8, doing the old songs, was very moving. For over 20 years David and I maintained extreme positions but now I realise that my behavior was very childish. As in all things one has to find common ground, meet halfway. That's why I can say today that you never know, it could happen."

Okay fine, sure hope he isn't just dangling a carrot before us Floyd fans, cause you know we really, really would like a Pink Floyd tour, so Rog, don't just say it, DO IT :)

Chat With Roger Waters Online

Roger Waters Online

Chat with Roger Waters this Monday 17th October 2005
___ Roger Waters will be online this Monday to answer your questions via MSN. 7pm Eastern USA time www.msn.com for full details.

Listen to Roger Waters interview this Friday 14th October ___ Roger Waters will be appearing on the World Cafe network this Friday details here . Expect more revelations about Ca Ira and reflections on Live 8. Use guide to find local times of broadcast.

Roger Waters 2 Rock Albums

Roger Waters Online

Fans of his rock albums will be pleased to know that in recent interviews Roger has revealed he has split two bodies of recent work for release in late 2006/2007. The first project deals with politcal angst and his feeling towards recent wars around the world the second project is decribed as a continuation of 'The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking and deals with feelings of love and sex! A tour although likely to be his last is being planned for 2007.

Oh goody and even a tour :) yesssss!!

Roger Waters Ca Ira #1

Roger Waters Online

Ca Ira went straight to number 1 in the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart a week after release.

Imagine that, I'm not really into opera per se, but if it's Roger it must have some quality and worth a listen. What I'm waiting for is his rock album :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Misfits, AFI, Green Day n More!

Just got some new merchandise from The Misfits, AFI, Greenday, Radiohead, Blondie. Some favorites re-stocked and a new youths AC/DC tee! The items aren't loaded to the site yet, bookmark us and cruise on in :) Cool Rock Tees for you!

The Blondie tee is killer...a lime green color with sexy Debbie in zebra print!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Bob Daisley Interview

Bob Daisley Int

Bob Daisley bass player for many bands including Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Sabbath, Uriah Heep, he's been around and around.

Pink Floyd check 'Pulse' for winter release

soundgenerator.com�|�Pink Floyd check 'Pulse' for winter release

Yippie, this will be a cool Christmas present for sure!! Pulse is such an amazing show, wish I could have been there in person!!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Plant Has Brain Lapse

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas | WFAA.com | Arts & Entertainment


Robert Plant had a brain lapse Thursday night at Nokia Theatre and mistakenly called his new CD Manic Nirvana – the title of an album he put out 15 years ago. More proof of an aging rock god living in the past? Hardly.

Mr. Plant built the show around songs from his strong new solo CD, Mighty Rearranger. The blazing riff-rock of "Freedom Fries" recalled mid-period Zeppelin.

And instead of trying to represent his entire career, he simply zeroed in on Zeppelin from 1969-'71 and songs from Mighty Rearranger. While that meant no "Kashmir" or "Big Log" or "Tall Cool One," it did leave time for stirring versions of Bob Dylan's "Girl From the North Country," Love's "Seven and Seven Is" and "Hey Joe."

At 57, Mr. Plant moves with the same flair he always has – twirling his mike stand, doing back bends and dancing like Elvis. "The hips are very important," he announced, mid-swivel.

Almost important are his trademark mane of blond ringlets, which he still tosses to and fro. Up close, he's as weathered as Mick Jagger – but from row HH, he's still the golden god of rock.

Don't panic Manic, it will be alright, so you forgot your new albums name...Mighty Rearranger in Plant's mind became Manic Nivana, he was thinking of Mmmms, wonder if he said oops afterwards :)
Plant will always be the "Golden God" no matter how old he gets! No one has ever come close to his persona IMHO.



Friday, October 07, 2005

Drummer Jason Bonham links up with Foreigner

Daily Record - Music - Drummer Jason Bonham links up with Foreigner


Influenced by American-oriented rock such Toto and Journey, Bonham formed his own band, Air Race when he was 17. He was equally taken with combination British/American rock group Foreigner.

"I was huge into that scene," he said. "It was what we called adult-oriented or American-oriented rock at the time."

Now the fan is a member of the band. Bonham joins Foreigner Oct. 7 at the Community Theatre in Morristown. He credits his friendship with Mick Jones and Foreigner's manager for recruiting him back on the road. "He always looked after my career," he said.

"I just tour for the heck of it," he said. "I don't really have to tour. I'm playing for my love of music. I am blessed and unblessed. I'm blessed by being financially OK and unblessed by losing a father. There were many tragic times but I've come out the other side. It's good to be here."

As for his relationship with Page, contact is infrequent, but Bonham always keeps him in mind as mentor and a link to his Dad.

"It's great to sit and talk to Jimmy ... and ask him certain questions," he said. "This is exactly what my Dad did...."

A recent transplant to the United States, Bonham resides in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with his wife, son and daughter. He and his family moved here in March but keep their house in England.

His son may have inherited the Bonham music gene, but American culture has put it on hold.

"As soon as we moved to America he went off into football and soccer," he said. "My daughter is into cheerleading and unfortunately Coach (a fancy brand of pocketbook)."

I think that Jimmy Page also has a house down in Florida somewhere near that area, maybe it was he who helped Jason get his here in the states. I'm sure Jason will love it here, his kids sure will.

Pearl Jam, Plant Get The Led Out In Chicago

Pearl Jam, Plant Get The Led Out In Chicago

A thousand dollars is a lot for a concert ticket, but Pearl Jam and special guest Robert Plant justified the price last night (Oct. 5) during an intimate benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims at Chicago's House of Blues.

Plant doesn't typically play venues this cozy, nor does he usually serve as an opening act, but he modestly submitted to both changes of pace for a strong 45-minute set composed mostly of songs from his new "Mighty Rearranger" album, plus Led Zeppelin classics such as "Black Dog" and "Four Sticks."

With only a passing mention of the event's purpose, Pearl Jam stuck mainly to a career ranging set ("Even Flow," "Better Man," "Corduroy," "Black," "Alive"), each song of which had the audience singing along in unison.

As the last date on its current tour, the band looked a little beat. But the fun was ratcheted up during the second encore, as "Given to Fly" segued into its melodic inspiration, Led Zeppelin's "Going to California," which Plant and two members of his band the Strange Sensation performed beautifully.

Plant then stayed on stage for a run through his past, with Pearl Jam as both accomplice and awed spectator. He and Vedder traded verses on Elvis Presley's "Little Sister" and the apt "Money (That's What I Want)" before offering a unique duet: Zeppelin's "Fool in the Rain," with Vedder and Plant sharing a lyric sheet since, shockingly, the latter had never it played in concert.

Following a gorgeous take on "Thank You," with Plant's voice in fine form, he and Pearl Jam returned for Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," featuring a rare instance of Plant foregoing his frontman status by strapping on a guitar and playing along at Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready's side.

What a concert that must have been, Plant playing guitar!! I love both Pearl Jam and Robert Plant/Zeppelin..Chicago was sure lucky to get these artist together I'm sure everyone walked out estatic. Sure would love to hear "Fool in the Rain", wonder if this concert will be re-leased and the proceeds can also go to the hurricane victims.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

the Pulse - Entertainment Beat: The Machine

the Pulse - Entertainment Beat: The Machine

The public’s love for and appreciation of Pink Floyd’s music hasn’t dulled with time. Every year a new generation finds something in their catalog to identify with, but given the rocky and much publicized history of the band, it becomes less and less likely that the
original members of Pink Floyd will ever tour under that banner again. This is why we need The Machine.

Seeing The Machine isn’t like seeing Pink Floyd, it’s like seeing The Machine. They have an unparalleled audience connection and every member of the band displays incredible musicianship. Every Floyd fan will get a rush when the crowd erupts from the single keyboard note that signals the start of “Echoes,” or when Ryan’s signature bass solo frenzy launches the band into “One of These Days.”

The Machine plays The Palladium on September 24, so catch Pink Floyd the way it was meant to be experienced ~ sight, sound, and shaking floor!

Details

Who:
The Machine
Where:
The Palladium 261 Main Street in Worcester www.thepalladium.net (508) 797-9696
When:
Saturday, September 24
Doors open at 8pm,
Show starts at 9pm




Oh yeah!! What a great band, I've seen them now twice and love their experience. Another Floyd tribute band that deserves a nod is Pink Voyd!! If you haven't caught any of these bands do yourself a favor and get to one of their shows you will NOT be disappointed, that is if you Love Floyd music :) Check out our cool Floyd Merchandise at Mystic Rock

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