Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Who Makes History at Hard Rock Presents Hyde Park Calling: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

The Who Makes History at Hard Rock Presents Hyde Park Calling: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

LONDON, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, July 2nd, at Hard Rock presents Hyde Park Calling, a piece of rock history will be made. For the very first time, one of the world's greatest rock bands -- The Who -- will allow their whole live set to be broadcast as a pay-per-view download benefiting various charities supported by Pete Townshend's Double O charity, including: the Teenage Cancer Trust, the Michael J. Fox Foundation (Parkinson's Research), the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation (for underprivileged children) and the Robin Hood Foundation (which funds and supports innovative poverty-fighting organizations in New York City).

"No band has ever committed to webcasting live music from their entire show. No band has promised that all profits from webcasting will be passed to charity. No band has ever committed to provide their fans with a way to access their live events from any part of the world, and to be able to download or buy high quality CDs and DVDs of every show in the certain knowledge that the profits will go to charity," said Pete Townshend. "It is hoped that this world Who tour will generate an extraordinary seven- or even eight-figure sum for charitable organizations, and that Who fans everywhere can feel rightly proud that they are the principle benefactors in this circle of good will."

I bet in the furture more bands will do this as well. Good going for The Who and the fans!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Axl Rose Allegedly Bites Guard

Excite News - Axl Rose Allegedly Bites Security Guard

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Axl Rose was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg in a hotel scuffle, police said.

The Guns N' Roses frontman was held on suspicion of attacking and threatening the guard and causing damage to the Berns Hotel, said police spokeswoman Towe Hagg.

"He was deemed too intoxicated to be questioned right away," Hagg told The Associated Press. She said a prosecutor will decide whether to press charges.

It was unclear what caused the fight, but Swedish tabloids said the guard tried to intervene when the 44-year-old rocker started arguing with a woman in the hotel lobby.

In trouble again...Axl needs to tone it down a bit.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Aerosmith and Motley Crue announce joint tour Feature Story

Aerosmith and Motley Crue announce joint tour Feature Story

“The Route of All Evil" tour is set to begin Sept. 14 and end Nov. 24

Aerosmith and Motley Crue have announced they are holding a joint tour beginning Sept. 14 in Holmdel, N.J.

"It's going to be quite a trip," Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry told Billboard.com of the pairing. "I still remember when Motley Crue's first record came out. It was exciting to see them blossom. ... They really put on a rock show in capital letters. It is always inspiring to play with a band like that."

“The Route of All Evil Tour” will conclude Nov. 24 and some tickets have already gone on sale through Aerosmith’s Aero Force One fan club.

This tour kind of reminds me of the one that Aerosmith did with Kiss just a few years back. It probably will sell well as The Crue and Aerosmith are very popular. Myself I'd go to see Aerosmith. I'm an old school Aerosmith fan :)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

A Chat With Robert Plant

WNYC - Soundcheck: A Chat With Robert Plant (June 22, 2006)


A Chat With Robert Plant
Thursday, June 22, 2006
As Led Zeppelin's frontman, Robert Plant practically invented hard rock singing as we know it. The living legend stops by Soundcheck to talk about his interests in world music, influencing a younger generation of rock acts, and his famous wailing voice. Plus, we'll hear from a superstar on the world music scene, Malian singer-songwriter Salif Keita. He performs live in-studio.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Robert on Souncheck WNYC June 22nd

Robert on Souncheck WNYC June 22nd

As reported on TBL:

Robert Plant, will be appearing on Soundcheck on Thursday, June 22nd, a
day before his Arthur Lee Benefit show in New York.
Robert will speak with renowned Soundcheck host John Schaefer about his
life, current work, and future projects.
Listeners can tune in to http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck to catch
the show when it airs, or listen to an archived copy of it.
WNYC is America's most listened-to public radio station, reaching over
1
million listeners a day in the Tri-State area, and Soundcheck features
conversations and live performances from world-famous musicians like
Lou
Reed, David Byrne, and Norah Jones, to name a few.
Soundcheck is broadcast on 93.9 FM every day at 2:00 PM, on XM
Satellite
Radio at 3:00 PM, archived daily at WNYC.org, and is now available as a
podcast.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Blondie Picture This...

Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:11 pm (PST)

Picture this: Last night. Vienna, Virginia, USA.

EXACTLY this time twenty four hours ago. The weather
is so perfect and balmy/sunny. A massive crowd has
descended upon WOLF TRAP, a fine arts center, where
Blondie are about to take the stage. With the grace
of the heavens in getting tickets (who knows?), I am
sitting in "THE PIT", a sectioned area up-close with
only about ten feet between me and Debbie's sequinned
microphone. The 'cubic Z's' are really sparkling in
the setting sun! The venue is wide and very tall and
the whole place is just absolutely cavernous! The
usher told me that the place "holds about eight
thousand" and all around, it is capacity. So many
people have Blondie T-shirts on! Even six year-olds!
It was amazing! Albeit outdoors, the inner venue
under the balcony seats makes the place look eerily
like the "tall" set of the "Dreaming" video.
Blondie's set tonight is stark and modern with the
massive city skyline backdrop and only Chris's unlucky
stuffed animals (one had it's eye bloodied and
bandaged a-la South Park's "Kenny.") to break the
neo-geo look. Very "street". As I sit and stare at
Clem's glimmering drum set in the fading sunset, you
KNOW that this is Blondie's last tour and it literally
hurts to even think about it. But, lifting the heart,
you can smell the wafting scent of honeysuckle in the
warm breeze from the hills above the stage. It is
sooooo beautiful tonight. Looking back and around me,
people are virtually "creating" the entire lawn around
the packed arena. All you see are excited faces,
side-by-side, people lying on blankets and fixated
throngs surrounding the stage area. It is a fortunate
place to be. It's eight O'Clock P.M on the unluckiest
of dates, "6-6-06", which all said and done, was
absolutely not a product of such silly superstition.
Before I can really prepare myself, Chris Stein
casually steps out and peeks around the stage to view
the crowd. That's all it took! Too late for a grand
entrance! The swelling cheer of the crowd ensued and
soon, the "boys" filed into place to a standing
ovation. Debbie bounced out in her VERRRRY coiffed
and VERRRRY fluorescent-yellow-self and commanded the
rest of our attention. In recent photos, you say to
yourself, "well, she's gotta age sometime", and you
strain to find fault, but there she is. Out of sheer
reflex, my hands went up to cover my gaping awe
because I could not believe that she *still* looks
that startling in-person. Debbie's figure is getting
so diminutive, she almost looked "doll-like" with her
Barbie figure! She looks so confident and radiant!
Hands on hips, staring and smiling, waving and blowing
kisses. Flat-out SEXXXY! That dark lipstick of hers
does it to me every time! Only Debbie Harry can wear
"Whore Red" and come across like an angel. Look at
that mile of smile! VINTAGE DEBBIE HARRY! [Note:
You can't tell me there wasn't some enhancement done
on the melons, though. Debbie is HEAVING now! Are
you kidding me?] She looked perkier than ever! She
is complete hourglass and svelte. Her hair was
nothing but "Blondie" tonight! All teased-out full
and "heart of Glass", making her head look HUGE --
like an alien female of impossible beauty. But it is
her face. Her apple cheeks and her valentine lips.
The bedroom eyelids and dramatic sweep of her brows...
they are all intact. It remains a mystery.
Flash-forward highlight:
Debbie has the crowd's dowdiest all hooping and
clammering to get closer. Suits and ties everywhere,
yet sweating and shaking their arses as if it were
1980. But when this next song begins, Debbie stands
still as the set darkens and the backdrop lights-up.
It is a moody city-scape and the lights above are dim.
Only two purple-blue lights hit Debbie and she is now
"glowing", literally. The fluorescence of her
"Sprouse"-inspired yellow attire is on fire and she
stands out amongst the pillars of buildings behind
her. The throb of the revamped "In the Flesh" begins
and builds and builds. That cutesy, baby-doll voice
of hers comes in and makes your hair stand up and you
can actually feel a "chill" because of *THAT* sound
and Debbie stands there, singing. Staring. Only her
hips move. She sings, drops the mike down, and stares
again. Same place. Same dead stare at the same spot,
directly ahead. She KNOWS she is hot and she KNOWS
what she is doing to us! When Paul and Chris come in
with their "spooky" guitar parts and their incredible
echo and 4x4 reverb that makes it all "loop" and seem
like some kind of wicked acid trip, and I look up and
Debbie is still staring in that same place, the
"buildings" are all aglow behind her, Debbie's
fluorescent glow under purple-blue lights... the
throbbing, echoing, reverbing, pulsating Blondie-only
feelings... I almost went out of body.

Brian La Fountain

Thanks Brian for letting me post your cool review!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Floyd will reunite, insists former drummer

New Zealand's source for entertainment news, gossip & music, movie & book reviews on Stuff.co.nz: Pink Floyd will reunite, insists former drummer

Mason is convinced he can convince the other members, namely frontman Roger Waters and guitarist David Gilmour, to put their differences aside and reunite the band for a future tour.

He told Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "I've just finished playing with David at his recent solo concerts and I'm about to play a show with Roger. I call myself the Henry Kissinger of Pink Floyd! It would be down to me, I guess, to sort it all out."


Go for it Nick!! That would be awesome. At least I know I'll be going to Roger Water's show when he comes to town in September, but a full blown Floyd show, now that's what dreams are made of.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Playlist: Blondie

More Blondie

Playlist: Blondie 2000

Playlist: Blondie 2000


http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8149070D9C108994

Blondie Paint it Black Video

Blondie Paint it Black Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJcIjeA8zZ0

Debbie & Blondie In The Flesh 6-7-06 Boston

Like everyone else that went to Boston that night I was soakin wet, but nothing was gonna stop me from seeing Debbie and the boys! Last I saw them was in 2003 at a free show in Boston when they were getting ready to tour for "Curse of Blondie"

The band opened up with Call Me and then Debbie struts onto the stage and starts singing. She sounded and looked mighty fine. She was in great spirit and was touched that so many of us ventured out just to see them. The band had great sound, you can tell that they all gell together as a unit. Debbie was dressed in a neon green silky scarf with matching long sleeve top in green and over the top was a slip dress in sequins and over that was a bolero black sweater with jogging pants. One of her more creative outfits due to the coolness of the night. She radiated and sparkled with the stage lights.

Loved the backdrop they used in their set at the Pavillion, a cool city scape view with twinkling lights for windows on the skyscrappers and the band playing in front of it just was too cool, but what else can you expect from Blondie.

Highlites for me were Screaming Skin (one of my fave songs) Rifle Range (treat for the hardcore fans ) Picture this, In The Flesh, Rapture, Hanging On The Telephone. The crowd really went wild with One Way Or Another.

By the end of their set everyone was on their feet, dancing and having a grand time even with the driving cold rain.

Encore was Paint it Black and Heart of Glass

I really wish it would have been Blondie the headliner and wish that they had a longer set list. All in all wet and cold her show left us all sooooo HOT!!!

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

New T-Shirts In

New Tees Added:

AC/DC Hell's Bells
Queensryche Operation Mindcrime
Pink Floyd Heartbeat
Pink Floyd Inverted Prism Back
Jerry Garcia Shades
Led Zeppelin Shadow Tie Dye
Jimi Hendrix Electric Tie Dye
Radiohead TV
Tool 10K Days Gray
Allman Brothers Taxi
Godsmack Shinedown

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