Sunday, March 26, 2006

Get The Led Out Show--Plymouth MA

I finally got a chance to catch a Led Zeppelin tribute band last night at the Plymouth Memorial Hall! In a word the show was fantastic. The crowd was into it, we rocked! It was a fun night the vibe/air was charged with positive support for this band. The place was quite full of Zepheads. T-shirts that I spotted, yeah me the tee girl has to look around at the tees :) there were Zep ones of course, Floyd, Ramones, Grateful Dead, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Bob Marley, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Crowd was all ages from kids to older peeps, all loving classic rock.

At first I didn't know what to expect since Robert Plant has a vocal style that is really hard to match, there is no one quite like Robert Plant. The vocalist of the band "Get the Led Out" did a magnificent job in my opinion. He surprised me in that he really can belt it out and has quite a nice range. His stage presence is very Plantish ;) minus the golden locks, though he has nice dark curly locks and me being a Planty girl def approved.

Guitar player/Jimmy did an excellent job on the guitar all with bow and theramin (sp?) to round out the guitar sound they had a 2nd guitar player. I always have thought that Led Zeppelin should have had an extra guitar player for the live shows just so they could produce the multiple guitar sound that Jimmy did on the albums.

Bass man was all showman ship :) he was fun to watch and did a great job with his bass. At the end of the show he threw his bass up in the air and caught it, thank goodness, LOL.

The drummer was outstanding, wonderful Moby Dick solo. Those drums were LOUD and BIG sounding!!

The band was really having a blast up there you could tell they really love what they do.

The fans were having a grand time throwing beach balls. There was a time when there was 3 beachballs bouncing all over the place, even on the stage. The band got in on the action by throwing the ball and kicking it back into the crowd.

They covered songs from all the albums Zep 1 to Presence. In the Evening, Babe I'm gonna leave you, How many more times, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Misty Mtn. Hop, Rock and Roll, Since I've been Loving You, Dazed and Confused, Immigrant Song, Hey Hey What can I Do, Achilles Last Stand, Thank You, Ten Years Gone, The Song Remains the Same, Custard Pie, Wanton Song and medleys of a few songs (not in that order). They probably did more but can't remember now. They did a 2 song encore...Stairway to Heaven and Whole Lotta Love, great ending to a great show. Hope these boys rock us again sometime in the near future!

At the end of the show they had a greet and meet. I met the singer and the 2nd guitarist both very friendly and nice and of course cool.

If this band plays anywhre near you, do yourself a favor and catch their show you will be delighted you did!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Rob Zombie Interview

Q & A with Rob Zombie

Imagine SpongeBob SquarePants beset by strippers, and you might have an idea what's coming next from the mind Rob Zombie.
The heavy-metal shock rocker has found new fame as the writer-director of slasher films, but Zombie is returning to music with a new album, "Educated Horses." Zombie took a break from tour rehearsals to talk to The Associated Press.

AP: Is this album going to be remarkably different from your past work?

Zombie: There are a lot of things on this record that are very different sonically, in a lot of ways. ... Past records have incorporated a lot of technology and computer programming and different sort of techno-y, industrial aspects none of that's present on this record. This whole record is very much, like, four people playing live.

AP: Sort of a back-to-basics approach?

Zombie: It was sort of that way this summer on Ozzfest, too. I usually take out this giant, insane stage show, and I didn't take anything. Zero. I mean, we literally would just walk on stage, on a blank stage in the bright sunlight, and play. Because, I thought that was the only way to start new again. I felt the music and the stage show and everything had become so extreme that it sort of wasn't even like a band anymore. It was this monstrous Broadway show. You know, kind of like when you go see a movie and there's so much computer effects that you feel like, 'I'm not really watching a movie anymore, I'm watching a video game.'

AP: Is either the music or the movies a side project now, or are they both sort of equal?

Zombie: They're both pretty equal at this point. With the first movie it was like the weird, little project and the music was the big thing, but now the movies have sort of caught up and it's sort of like 50-50 as far as what's happening. So I sort of have to do one, stop, and then do the other. There's no way to really juggle both. It's impossible, actually.

AP: What's your upcoming animated film 'The Haunted World of El Superbeasto' going to be about?

Zombie: It's a comedy, it's sort of a dark comedy for adults. El Superbeasto is a washed-up Mexican wrestler. Basically, in a nutshell, it's Austin Powers meets The Munsters. If that was rated X.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler to Undergo Surgery - Yahoo! News

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler to Undergo Surgery - Yahoo! News


LOS ANGELES - Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler will undergo surgery this week for an undisclosed medical condition, forcing the band to cancel the remaining dates of its North American tour.

The band's publicist, Marcee Rondan, said Tuesday that Tyler was "doing fine" but declined to elaborate on his condition.

"Despite Aerosmith's desire to keep the tour going as long as possible, Tyler's doctors advised him not to continue performing to give his voice time to recover," Rondan said in a statement.

Tyler, who turns 58 on Sunday, can't perform for an extended period of time, Rondan said, adding the band was on hiatus.

Aerosmith canceled recent concerts in Manchester, N.H., Pensacola, Fla., and Lexington, Ky., because of illness, though the tour press director did not disclose who was sick or the nature of the illness.

Best wishes for Steven to get healthy soon and possibly tour again.

A New Box Set For The Beatles

411mania.com


Capitol Records will release "The Beatles: Capitol Albums Vol. 2" on April 11th. The set will feature the group's first four U.S. album releases.

As with the first boxed set, each track is presented in both stereo and mono mixes. Out of the 92 individual tracks, 82 are appearing here in versions previously unreleased on CD. Each album is housed in a sleeve replicating its original LP artwork

Monday, March 20, 2006

Robert Plant Dove Poster In Stock


The long awaited Robert Plant classic Dove poster is finally here. Many have asked if it would ever be made available and sure nough your wish has been granted.

This poster was first released and printed back in the late 70's. Then every Zep fan must have had one hanging somewhere in their rooms. Many a teenage would feast their eyes upon the Golden God in a very cool pose...beer in one hand Dove in the other, how cool is that??

Buy one now at Mystic Rock Boutique!

Posters @ Mystic Rock

Robert Plant Dove Poster

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Friday, March 17, 2006

Roger Waters on A&E 3-19-06

A&E's Emmy Nominated Series
BREAKFAST WITH THE ARTS
March 19th, 2006 8:00 -10:00 AM EST

ROGER WATERS:
As the principal composer for Pink Floyd, Roger Waters
is responsible for some of
rock ‘n’ roll’s legendary works: “Dark Side of the
Moon,” “The Wall,” and “Wish You Were Here,” to name a
few. Now Waters has crossed over to make a similar
impact on the classical world with his operatic
history of the French Revolution entitled “Ça Ira”.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Ozzfest Dates W/ and Without Ozzy

Eight Ozzy Osbourne Ozzfest Tour Date Appearances Revealed
We're up to 8 folks! The following are Ozzfest stops for Ozzy Osbourne:

7/1/06 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/16/06 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/22/06 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
7/29/06 - New York, NY @ Randalls Island
8/1/06 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
8/4/06 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center At The Waterfront
8/6/06 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Virginia Bch. Amp.
8/13/06 - Sound Advice Amphiheatre @ West Palm Beach, FL

Additionally, it has been revealed that Ozzy will NOT be performing at the following events:

7/2/2006 Sleep Train Amphitheater @ Sacramento, CA
7/7/2006 Cricket Pavilion @ Phoenix, AZ
7/11/2006 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater @ Selma, TX
7/21/2006 Germain Amphitheatre @ Columbus, OH
7/23/2006 Verizon Wireless Music Center @ Indianapolis, IN
7/27/2006 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center @ Buffalo, NY
7/30/2006 New England Dodge Music Center @ Hartford, CA
8/5/2006 Nissan Pavilion @ Bristow, VA
8/9/2006 Alltel Pavilion @ Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

3 Ozzfest Dates w/ Ozzy

First Three Ozzfest Dates With Ozzy Osbourne Announced
The first three Ozzfest 2006 dates to feature Ozzy Osbourne in the headlining slot have been announced. They are as follows:

Jul. 01 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
Aug. 01 - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts - Mansfield, MA
Aug. 04 - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront – Camden, NJ

The main-stage lineup of this year's Ozzfest will feature Osbourne for 10 shows, along with SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED, HATEBREED, LACUNA COIL and another major act (strongly rumored to be AVENGED SEVENFOLD) to be announced on May 23.

Tour Dates: The New Cars & Blondie

The Road Rage Tour '06

The New Cars & Blondie

Fri 05/12/06 Robinsonville, MS Grand Casino Tunica

Sat 05/13/06 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre

Wed 05/17/06 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

Fri 05/19/06 Las Vegas, NV Aladdin Hotel & Casino

Sat 05/20/06 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre (Universal)

Tue 05/23/06 Alpine, CA Viejas Concerts In The Park

Thu 05/25/06 Saratoga, CA Historic Mountain Winery

Fri 05/26/06 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

Sat 05/27/06 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa

Tue 05/30/06 Englewood, CO Coors Amphitheatre

Thu 06/01/06 Hinckley, MN Grand Casino Hinckley

Sat 06/03/06 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival

Sun 06/04/06 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

Tue 06/06/06 Washington, DC TBA

Wed 06/07/06 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion

Fri 06/09/06 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theatre.

Sat 06/10/06 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

Tue 06/13/06 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

Wed 06/14/06 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall

Thu 06/15/06 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live

Sat 06/17/06 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Sun 06/18/06 North Charleston, SC No. Charleston Coliseum

Wed 06/21/06 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre

Fri 06/23/06 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

Sat 06/24/06 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel / Casino

Sun 06/25/06 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino

Fri 06/30/06 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sat 07/01/06 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Classic rock fans grow younger

Summit Daily News for Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper and Frisco Colorado - Arts and Entertainment

What is it about classic rockers like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Doors that continues to draw in new generations of loyal fans?

Is it a lack of substance in today's music?

Top Grossing Bands

The following is a list of the top all-time, best-selling bands, based on U.S. album sales (in millions):

1. The Beatles 163.5
2. Led Zeppelin 103.5
3. Eagles 83.5
4. Pink Floyd 68.5
5. AC/DC 63.0
6. Aerosmith 59.5
7. The Rolling Stones 53.5
8. Van Halen 50.5
9. Metallica 48.0
10. Fleetwood Mac 46.0

- Recording Industry Association of America

They got that right, lack of substance in todays music is why Classic Rock still reigns today and is still relevant and timeless.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Ozzfest 11

Click here to view the tour dates for this years Ozzfest.

Official Lineup:

Main Stage:

OZZY OSBOURNE (10 shows only)
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
DISTURBED
TBA**
HATEBREED
LACUNA COIL

**Major main-stage band to be announced on May 23

Second Stage:

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
ATREYU
UNEARTH
BLEEDING THROUGH
NORMA JEAN

Second Stage (rotating):

A LIFE ONCE LOST
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
THE RED CHORD
FULL BLOWN CHAOS
WALLS OF JERICHO
ALL THAT REMAINS
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Hard Rock Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Rock Tour

Hard Rock Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Global Ambassadors Of Rock Tour: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance


Hard Rock Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Global Ambassadors Of Rock Tour
Wednesday March 8, 7:15 am ET
Roger Waters and The Who to Headline First Concert in Worldwide Series


ORLANDO, Fla., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- London's Hyde Park will be rockin' this July as Hard Rock International celebrates its 35th anniversary in true rock 'n' roll style with a concert series that will go down in music history. The Hyde Park Calling festival, a two-day concert event, featuring rock legends Roger Waters and The Who, will kick off Hard Rock's Ambassadors of Rock Tour, a series of concerts spanning the globe.

Hyde Park Calling, a two-day festival held on July 1 and 2, will be one of London's premier music events, with more than a dozen top bands performing on two stages. Legendary rocker Roger Waters will headline the July 1 concert, which promises to be a show to remember, as the Pink Floyd front-man will perform the hit album, "Dark Side of the Moon," among several other fan favorites. Waters will also be joined by Texas.

On July 2, timeless rock legends Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry will take the stage with The Who, along with chart-toppers Razorlight. Additional artists will be announced and tickets for the festival are available at http://www.hydeparkcalling.co.uk .

In addition to renowned bands and an on-site Hard Rock Cafe, the festival will include a market area, performance art, a healing area and a "chill out" zone. Hard Rock Cafe London will also feature a star-studded celebrity V.I.P. party on Friday, June 30 to celebrate 35 years of Hard Rock.

This is what I call summer time fun! Too bad it's on the other side of the pond. I've seen The Who, but have never seen any members of Pink Floyd, would be nice to see Roger Waters, though I'm a bigger Gilmour fan :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Metellica To Induct Black Sabbath @ TRH

Metallica To Help Induct Sabbath To Hall Of Fame

Metallica.com is reporting that the band will help induct Black Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week:

So there we are, hanging out at HQ getting ready for our first visit to South Africa, and a call comes in wondering if we can leave a few days early and stop by New York to induct a bunch of guys from Birmingham, England (they're called Black Sabbath, you might've heard of them) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It took us all of 3/4 of a second to say "fuck yeah!!" Black Sabbath wrote the book on heavy music, and like many other snot-nosed kids, we read it religiously over and over again. For all of us in Metallica, Black Sabbath are a major influence not only on our music, but on our lives, and as you can imagine, we're psyched to join Bill, Geezer, Ozzy, and Tony for the induction ceremony on Monday, March 13th.

Not only will we be inducting Sabbath, we are going to make a humble attempt at playing some of their songs live in front of the gathered masses, including, most humbling of all, the four members of the band themselves.
http://www.ozzyhead.com
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Metallica has had some pretty good gigs lately 1st playing as a warm up for The Rolling Stones and now Inducting Sabbath into the Rock Hall...very cool! Now if we can get 'Tellica to release a killer album!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Happy Birthday David Gilmour

Happy Birthday David Gilmour

Mr. Gilmour, celebrating his 60th birthday today, is releasing his first solo album ("On an Island") in 22 years and for the first time in 12 years is touring small European halls (next month, the United States).

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Blondie Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision (CD+DVD)

Amazon.com: Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision (CD+DVD): Music: Blondie

Blondie Greatest hits Sound & vision CD/DVD set to be released on Tuesday March 7, 2006.

Go to hear exciting tracks by Blondie at Amazon. Preview songs like Rapture Riders--Blondie Vs. The Doors Bonus Track previously unreleased a song that meshes both Blondies Rapture with The Doors Riders on the Storm. Two of Rocks most sexiest together. Now that is HOT! Actually I like it a whole lot so will buy this disc just for getting that song plus a few remixes like In the Flesh and Good Boys Blow up Mix.

Being a Blondie fan it's cool to be able to get another Blondie CD/DVD even though it's another greatest hit one which does not have X-Offender which I believe should be in there as well.

If you go listen to the 'Rapture Riders' let me know what YOU think of it!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Holy Shit It's Robert Plant/Zep Aerial

style council: Holy Shit It's Robert Plant


The aerial ballet Robert and Jimmy were checking out is Led ZAerial "an elaborate trapeze and aerialist tribute to the songs of Led Zeppelin". They saw them at an 'industry showcase' at the Key Club today. Here's some more info:

"The show runs about 50 minutes, and includes trapeze, rope, fabric, ballet and hand balancing numbers. These numbers are presented to the original music from recordings of our favorite Led Zeppelin songs. There are also 2 live music numbers, performed by 2 acoustic musicians, who present their own interpretations of the songs. http://www.ledzaerial.com/"

Now flyin...Led Zeppelin :) trapeze acts do their thing to the tune of Zeppelin, wonder which tunes they'll actually use. Seems like everything these days wants to incoporate a bit of the Zep in it, must be that Zep Magic :)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Preview David Gilmours Album

Link to Gilmours new album:

http://www.whas.com/cc-common/mfeatures/davidgilmourSP/

Gilmour New Video On Vh1Classic:

(http://www.vh1classic.com) to watch it

Songs in Ads, Still Rock & Roll

Songs in Ads, It�s Still Rock and Roll to Me

Senior Editor Kenneth Hein spoke to this unabashed metal fan about the interweaving of music that was once considered rebellious and blue chip brand advertising, why it has happened and what it means to our country’s culture at large.

Isn’t it strange to hear metal bands in mainstream advertising??
I’d much rather hear Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Aerosmith on television than hear some sort of canned music that I have no relationship with whatsoever. I don’t like advertising. I have a DVR. The only time I watch commercials is during sports. The fact that I’m watching sports and I’m watching a commercial with an AC/DC song in it, if that’s the commercial I have to see, if I can’t avoid occasionally being told to buy shoes I would much rather have the commercial involve rock music. You don’t need a degree in aesthetics to realize that just because they’re using an AC/DC song in a commercial, AC/DC isn’t really advocating these shoes. They were paid X amount of dollars so someone could design a commercial. If people are upset by this, this is how they need to look at it: A lot of time people love a book and then the movie comes out and a lot of things are changed and they say that movie ruined this book. What they need to realize is the book is still on their shelf. All of these things are autonomous creations. Zeppelin’s song “Rock and roll” is in some car ad, I’m not even sure what it is. I’ve seen the commercial a bunch of times now. When I see it I think to myself maybe I should play Led Zeppelin IV you know? It hasn’t changed my relationship with Zeppelin. It’s kind of strange. Consumers have taught themselves how to avoid advertising when it’s right in front of them. Like the Zeppelin ad for example, I can picture the ad in my mind. I can hear the song. I think it debuted during the Super Bowl a couple of years ago. It’s very clear to me, but I couldn’t remember the product. I remembered the Nike and AC/DC immediately because it was more stylized and I think they put Tom Brady in there or whatever.



Gotta agree with this, I much rather hear songs that rock than some sappy tune on ads.