Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New David Gilmour album 2008

New David Gilmour album in 2008
Live CD will document Polish concert

David Gilmour will release a new album in 2008.

According to the Floyd guitarist's official Web site, the album will be culled from Gilmour's show last August in Gdansk, Poland, and will contain "one or two assorted extras thrown in for good measure."

Last year's "On an Island" was the first solo album from Gilmour in 22 years.

http://www.floydianslip.com/news.htm

(I enjoyed David Gilmour's 'On an Island' album very much, very soothing and mellow Floydish in nature. Does seem that Pink Floyd won't be getting together anytime soon, especially with David busy with his own works. We can never say never though, cause look at Led Zeppelin.)

Black Crowes Album Due Out In March

New Black Crowes Album Due Out In March
by Tim Cashmere - November 28 2007


Georgian rock 'n' roll legends the Black Crowes are due to release their first album of new studio material in seven years in March.


The album, entitled 'Warpaint', will be the first release on the band's newly formed Silver Arrow Records and will be distributed by Megaforce, Red and SonyBMG.

The album features eleven songs, ten of which were written by brothers Chris and Rich Robinson and a cover of the Reverend Charlie Jackson's 'God's Got It'.

The "most rock 'n' roll rock 'n' roll band in the world" is guaranteed to bring their soulful blues infused rock groove to the masses once again and will follow it up with a world tour.

So far the band have confirmed dates in Australia (Byron Bay Blues Festival) on March 24, followed by their first Australian tour since 1991 which will take them to April 5 (see Black Crowes Australian tour story), followed by dates in Japan and Germany.

'Warpaint' will be released on March 4.

(I saw the Black Crowes in Providence think it was in 2001 and they put on a spectacular show! Not a one was sitting down at that concert. Not to mention they were loud! Possibly the loudest band i've seen, well besides Kiss, LOL. Hope their new album has lots of blues)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Jimmy Page Interview

Watch video interview with Jimmy Page




Zeppelin reveal secret rehearsals

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has revealed the band rehearsed in secret to see whether they could play together before announcing their comeback.
Page told the BBC the band met for practice sessions before deciding to commit to a reunion gig.

"We wanted to see how well we'd be playing together and once we played it was without doubt we wanted to do it," he said.

The band are to play an eagerly-awaited concert on 10 December in London.

The guitarist, whose broken finger has delayed the band's reunion, said it was "exhilarating" to be playing together as a band again, but was difficult to keep the rehearsals a secret.

"The hardest thing of having anything to do with Led Zeppelin is getting together and rehearsing without anybody finding out about it," he said.

Tribute concert

The three remaining members of Led Zeppelin will play together for the first time since 1988 in December's sold-out concert, which is a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, the late founder of Atlantic Records.

More than one million people had applied for the £125 tickets for the show, taking the band by surprise.


"We were pretty confident it would sell out on the first day but the demand was totally overwhelming," said Page.

"I don't think anyone expected that demand in their wildest dreams."

Page also admitted the band's previous attempts to reform had not gone to plan.

"Live Aid was pretty shambolic," he said.

"We came together and rehearsed with a drummer we'd never met before and then we were joined by Phil Collins who we'd never played with before on this great Live Aid stage.

"We went there with the spirit of it but actually was pretty shambolic."

But the guitarist refused to be drawn on reports of tensions within the group, instead paying tribute to the band's legacy.

"We've all had our solo careers but if I was to go out on a solo project I'd certainly play Led Zeppelin music because I love it and I really enjoy playing it."

"If Robert Plant is touring, he does too. There's something wrong with the picture if all of the members aren't playing together so here's the opportunity to do it," he said.

Led Zeppelin's "best of" album, Mothership, entered the album chart at number four at the weekend.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/entertainment/7101298.stm

Friday, November 02, 2007

'Hum' David Harrison CD


David Harrison
‘hum’
probe 69


David Harrison is a Liverpool based singer/songwriter, and reviews of his new album have indicated that he is leading the way with a new underground scene of musicians and singer/songwriters who reject the mainstream and release their work on small independent labels. The music, reminiscent of the old ‘indie’ scene, is vibrant and melodic, and verges on the psychedelic. The album is released by the legendary Liverpool label Probe Plus.

What the reviews have said so far:

‘Harrison shows a lot of promise and there is always room for one more musician inspired by Nick Drake’ www.dprp.net

‘Hum creates an eerie and mysterious otherworld’ www.seaoftranquility.org

‘wistful and dreamlike’ Paul Walters www.myvillage.com

‘an excellent acoustic album’ Mike Chapple, Daily Post, Liverpool.

For more information on purchasing the album
please visit website: www.Dave-Harrison.com

Tell the artist that Mystic Rock sent you!

I personally love this CD, the music is just beautiful and soulful. Has a beautiful magical feeling about it. The artist has a most soothing voice. One you should have in your collection for sure!

Jimmy Page Broken Finger

Broken finger delays Zeppelin gig

Led Zeppelin's eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London has been postponed for two weeks because guitarist Jimmy Page has fractured a finger.
Originally scheduled for 26 November, the tribute concert in honour of late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun will now take place on 10 December.

Page said he was "disappointed" by the postponement but that it would "enable my injury to properly heal".

All tickets for the original show will be valid for the re-arranged date.

Ticket holders who are unable to attend the rescheduled concert have until 1200 GMT on 14 November to apply for a full refund.


The postponement will... permit us to perform at the level that both the band and our fans have always been accustomed to
Jimmy Page

Page was injured last weekend and has been told he cannot play guitar for three weeks.

A spokesman said the band had not revealed which finger was affected or how the fracture occurred.

In a statement put out by the band, a specialist is quoted as saying that, "with proper rest and treatment", he will be ready to resume rehearsing around 23 November.

"Led Zeppelin have always set very high standards for ourselves," continued Page.

He said the delay would permit the reformed group "to perform at the level that both the band and our fans have always been accustomed to".


Page, singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones have not played together since 1988.
Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman, Paolo Nutini and Foreigner will also perform at the one-off concert at London's O2 arena.

More than a million fans applied for the 20,000 tickets available, which cost £125 each and were allocated by ballot.

Profits from the show will go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in UK, the USA and Turkey, the country of his birth.

Page's accident will not prevent him from attending an awards ceremony in London on Monday, when he will be honoured as a living legend at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/entertainment/7074382.stm

(I can not believe this has happened to poor Jimmy Page! It appears that bad luck still follows Led Zeppelin around somehow. Well now that the show is postponed until Dec 10th which is my birthdate, the Earth might just stop spinning, LOL!)