Sunday, July 30, 2006

Barrett Tribute Gig

BARRETT TRIBUTE GIG

Rock legends PINK FLOYD are planning to reform for a memorial gig in honour of late former frontman SYD BARRETT, who died earlier this month (JUL06). The group, ROGER WATERS, DAVID GILMOUR, RICK WRIGHT and NICK MASON, performed at LIVE 8 last year (05), for the first time in 24 years, but have since dismissed talk of another reunion. But sources claim they are prepared to patch up their differences for the sake of Barrett - who left Pink Floyd in 1968 after suffering a LSD-induced breakdown. A friend tells British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, "They didn't want to let Syd go without a huge send-off." A spokesperson for the band has refused to comment.
29/07/2006 14:31

Oh yesssss this would be HUGE!!! I hope they really do it :) Would be very nice for the memory of Syd and of course the fans would absolutely go bonkers!

For the coolest Pink Floyd goodies head on over to our Floyd closet. Tribute Syd Barrett Tee

Friday, July 28, 2006

Top 10 Rock Tracks

Mainstream Rock tracks:

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
2. Three Days Grace - Animal I Have Become
3. Tool - Vicarious
4. Stone Sour - Through Glass
5. Breaking Benjamin - The Diary Of Jane
6. Buckcherry - Crazy B!tch
7. Korn - Coming Undone
8. Hinder - Lips Of An Angel
9. Wolfmother - Woman
10. Godsmack - Shine Down

Led Surgery Jimmy Page

Led Surgery - antiMUSIC News

(Led-Zeppelin.com) Following arthroscopic surgery, for a recurring knee problem, Jimmy Page regrets to announce that his recovery has been slower than hoped for and he will not be able to join Roy Harper at the Rhythm Festival on August 5, 2006.
Although surgery was completely successful, Jimmy is still in the midst of ongoing physical therapy sessions to complete the treatment, and his doctors have advised against playing until recovery is complete.

All because of a bad knee!! Oh well, it's best to let it heal, but us fans have been waiting for Page to make a return to the stage for what...eons it seems, come Jimmy get the Led OUT!!!

Friday, July 14, 2006

The Who to tour

The Who to tour after nearly 25 years - Yahoo! News

It's been almost 25 years since the Who blasted their way through a major concert tour, so they should be ready. This fall, they'll give it another go, band members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey announced Thursday.
The legendary band will then wind its way through the U.S. and Canada before jumping next year to South America, the Far East, Australia and Europe.

North American destinations include New York, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, Ore., Vancouver and Toronto.

The Who will perform songs from their upcoming album, "Wire and Glass," which will be released Oct. 23. It's the group's first studio recording since 1982's "It's Hard."

"I don't think I've ever looked forward to a tour as much as this one," Townshend said. "Roger and I are both fit and well, ready to rock."

Daltrey said he and Townshend plan to perform "some rarities that we've not played for a long time." They will be joined by keyboardist " John "Rabbit" Bundrick, bassist Pino Palladino, drummer Zak Starkey and singer-guitarist Simon Townshend.

Tickets go on sale for the public July 17. Who fan club members can pre-order tickets through Saturday night.

Long live rock I say...but is The Who really "The Who" now that it only has 2 of the original band members?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

PINK FLOYD - SYD BARRETT DIES

PINK FLOYD - SYD BARRETT DIES

Former PINK FLOYD frontman SYD BARRETT has died from complications relating to diabetes at the age of 60. The former singer had lived a reclusive life since suffering a LSD-induced breakdown at the height of the band's fame in the 1960s. He left the band in 1968, just three years after frontman ROGER WATERS invited him to join, and was replaced as frontman by DAVID GILMOUR. His brother ALAN today (11JUL06) confirmed Barrett died last Friday (07JUL06) at his home in Cambridgeshire, England. He says, "He died peacefully at home. There will be a private family funeral in the next few days." A statement on behalf of the band says: "The band are naturally very upset and sad to learn of Syd Barrett's death. "Syd was the guiding light of the early band line-up and leaves a legacy which continues to inspire."

May Syd rest in peace, this is very sad. It would be nice if the rest of the band did a tribute to Syd sometime soon.