Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Beatles Cut Rock Band Deal

The Beatles Cut Rock Band Deal

October 30, 2008

Through a partnership between Apple Corps Ltd., Harmonix and MTV Games, a Beatles video game will invade the U.S. in 2009. This partnership marks the first time that Apple Corps, along with EMI Music, Harrisongs Ltd. and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, has agreed to present The Beatles music in an interactive video game format. Published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the Beatles "Rock Band" game will offer a history and progression through the music of the Fab Four. The game was conceived with input from Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. In addition, Giles Martin, co-producer of The Beatles LOVE project, will serve as Music Producer for this groundbreaking Beatles project.

"The project is a fun idea which broadens the appeal of The Beatles and their music," said McCartney. "I like people having the opportunity to get to know the music from the inside out." Starr added, "It gives me great pleasure to be part of The Beatles / Apple and Harmonix / Rock Band partnership. The Beatles continue to evolve with the passing of time and how wonderful that The Beatles’ legacy will find its natural progression into the 21st century through the computerized world we live in. Let the games commence."

"People are having so much fun playing Rock Band. Combined with The Beatles tracks, it is a great way to either listen or participate,” commented Olivia Harrison. "If you like the music, it doesn't take much persuasion to get you to play."

Van Toffler, MTV Networks Music and Logo Group President, stated, "Many of us have been part of a generation that has long enjoyed an enduring love affair with The Beatles and now we're looking to extend that love affair for future generations to enjoy. Our inspiration for this project comes from a keen sense of history and a place of utmost reverence and respect for the band, their music and their heritage."

Zep on Sirius XM Radio

Sirius XM Radio will broadcast a new channel dedicated to the music of Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin Radio will air on Sirius channel 12 and XM channel 39 and will launch on Saturday, November 1 through December 31. Led Zeppelin Radio will be a non-stop broadcast of virtually every song from Led Zeppelin’s catalog. The channel will also provide fans with archived interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham, as well as unique content that celebrates Zeppelin’s contributions to Rock music.

(How cool is that!!)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Zep to Go Back on the Road

Zeppelin to go back on the road


Rock legends Led Zeppelin are planning to tour and record but without frontman Robert Plant.

Bassist John Paul Jones told BBC Radio Devon that a new singer was being sought after Plant ruled himself out.

The last time the band performed together was at the O2 arena in London in December 2007.

Speculation has since been rife that the surviving members of the band, with Jason Bonham, son of their late drummer John Bonham, would go back on the road.


It's sounding great and we want to get on and get out there
John Paul Jones

Jones, speaking at a guitar show in Exeter, Devon said: "We are trying out a couple of singers.

"We want to do it. It's sounding great and we want to get on and get out there."

He said that he and guitarist Jimmy Page along with drummer Jason Bonham did not want a replica of Plant.

He said: "It's got to be right. There's no point in just finding another Robert.

"You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don't want to be our own tribute band.

"There would be a record and a tour, but everyone has to be on board."

He described the one-off show at the O2 as "wonderful".

He said: "The most pleasure is making music. I love listening to it, but nothing as much fun as having an instrument in my hand and communicating with people."

He said preparation for the London show had been "very hard work", but everything had clicked on the night.

"It felt like the next night of the last tour."


Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/7694327.stm

Zep to Go Back on the Road

Zeppelin to go back on the road


Rock legends Led Zeppelin are planning to tour and record but without frontman Robert Plant.

Bassist John Paul Jones told BBC Radio Devon that a new singer was being sought after Plant ruled himself out.

The last time the band performed together was at the O2 arena in London in December 2007.

Speculation has since been rife that the surviving members of the band, with Jason Bonham, son of their late drummer John Bonham, would go back on the road.


It's sounding great and we want to get on and get out there
John Paul Jones

Jones, speaking at a guitar show in Exeter, Devon said: "We are trying out a couple of singers.

"We want to do it. It's sounding great and we want to get on and get out there."

He said that he and guitarist Jimmy Page along with drummer Jason Bonham did not want a replica of Plant.

He said: "It's got to be right. There's no point in just finding another Robert.

"You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don't want to be our own tribute band.

"There would be a record and a tour, but everyone has to be on board."

He described the one-off show at the O2 as "wonderful".

He said: "The most pleasure is making music. I love listening to it, but nothing as much fun as having an instrument in my hand and communicating with people."

He said preparation for the London show had been "very hard work", but everything had clicked on the night.

"It felt like the next night of the last tour."


Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/7694327.stm

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The Cure Crowned Godlike Geniuses

The Cure to be crowned Godlike Geniuses

by Music-News.com - October 29 2008

The Cure are to be crowned Godlike Geniuses at the Shockwaves NME Awards in February.


The 'Just Like Heaven' rockers will perform live after accepting the honour at the ceremony, which will take place at London's Brixton Academy on February 25.

Frontman Robert Smith has promised the band will play a career-spanning special set at the event.

He said: "The Godlike Genius award is given to the band, and as a band we are honoured.

"I think it is a recognition of all The Cure has done over the years, so it would be pretty dumb to accept the award with a, 'Hey! Have you heard our new stuff?' So we won't be doing that.

"It's all a question of balance. We are not going to turn up and start being weird! We'll play some new stuff, some old stuff and some stuff from in between, trying to distil 30 years into 30 minutes!"

Explaining the magazine's decision to honour the band, NME editor Conor McNicholas said: "For 30 years The Cure have been both uncompromising and hugely successful.

They are the beating heart of indie music having penned some of the darkest albums and most sparkling British pop of their era.

"Their music brings a glow to my heart, I want to the new generation of music fans to have an opportunity to feel it too. They're going to make our awards a very special night indeed."

Previous winners of the award include Manic Street Preachers, The Clash and New Order.

Music-News.com


(Nice one for The Cure and well deserved.)

AC/DC Set List

This is the full setlist for the Black Ice world tour, starting tonight:

01. Rock 'N Roll Train (from Black Ice, 2008)
02. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be (from Let There Be Rock, 1977)
03. Back In Black (from Back In Black, 1980)
04. Stiff Upper Lip (from Stiff Upper Lip, 2000)
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (from Dirty Deeds, 1976)
06. Thunderstruck (from The Razors Edge, 1990)
07. Hard As A Rock (from Ballbreaker, 1995)
08. The Jack (from TNT, 1975)
09. Hells Bells (from Back In Black, 1980)
10. Shoot To Thrill (from Back In Black, 1980)
11. You Shook Me All Night Long (from Back In Black, 1980)
12. TNT (from TNT, 1975)
13. Whole Lotta Rosie (from Let There Be Rock, 1977)
14. Let There Be Rock (from Let There Be Rock, 1977)
15. Highway To Hell (from Highway To Hell, 1979)
16. For Those About To Rock (from For Those About To Rock, 1981)
17. Anything Goes (from Black Ice, 2008)
18. Big Jack (from Black Ice, 2008)
19. War Machine (from Black Ice, 2008)
20. Black Ice (from Black Ice, 2008)
21. Bad Boy Boogie (from Let There Be Rock, 1977)

Zep Without Plant

Led Zeppelin go ahead without Plant


by Music-News.com - October 29 2008

Its official Led Zeppelin are to tour without their curly haired frontman.


The band are currently auditioning frontmen to replace Robert Plant before getting into the studio to record a new album and plan a world tour.

Bassist John Paul Jones told BBC Radio Devon the band were auditioning singers ahead of a world tour, as well as what would mark their tenth studio album.

He said: "We are trying out a couple of singers. We want to do it. It's sounding great and we want to get on and get out there."

Speculation has long been rife over who would front the reformed superstars, including White Stripe Jack White and Alterbridge singer Myles Kennedy.

Speaking at a guitar show in Exeter, Jones admitted neither he, guitarist Jimmy Page and drummer Jason Bonham want a replica of Plant.

"It's got to be right. There's no point in just finding another Robert. You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don't want to be our own tribute band. There would be a record and a tour, but everyone has to be on board."

Music-News.com

(Well this is getting more interesting by the minute! I agree with JPJ that whom ever they actually get as their frontman should not be a copy of Robert Plant. I will be happy to hear what they will be creating as I know it will be magickal with or without Robert.)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

John Paul Jones Interview Vid



See and here JPJ chat about possible new music from Jones, Page, Bonham!

John Paul Jones/Chris George



(Is there any better bassist than John Paul Jones...me thinks not, listen to his groove all over this clip!!)

Bon Scott Statue Unveiled

Bon Scott Statue Unveiled

A statue honouring AC/DC’s Bon Scott was unveiled at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in Western Australia on Saturday.


Although born in Scotland, Bon Scott grew up in Fremantle. Bon was born in 1946 and the family emigrated to Australia in 1952. Little Bon started out his newfound Australian life in Melbourne. The family lived in the suburb of Sunshine for 4 years before moving to Fremantle.

Bon Scott was born in 1946. He is buried in Fremantle cemetery.

The Bon Scott statue was first revealed in February this year. The Mayor of Fremantle Peter Tagliaferri did the official unveiling on Saturday.

A concert for Bon featuring original AC/DC singer Dave Evans happened in February. Immediately afterwards, Dave went into the studio to record his just released album ‘Judgement Day’.

Coincidentally, as just as Dave was starting work on his album, his former band AC/DC reunited to start work on their just released album ‘Black Ice’.

Evans was the first singer for AC/DC and sang on the band’s very first hit single ‘Can I Sit Next To You Girl’. Bon Scott sang a new vocal for the song that appears on the ‘TNT’ album.

Check out Dave’s original version

Slash Action Figure

Slash The Action Figure

McFarlane Toys will release a Slash action figure next February.


The Slash figure will resemble the Slash likeness used in Guitar Hero III.

It will stand six-inches tall, have 15 moving parts and a removable guitar.

Slash will be the next figure in a Guitar Hero collection that includes the fictional characters Lars Umlaut, Johnny Napalm, God of Rock and Axel Steel.

McFarlane Toys have produced action figures for Kurt Cobain, Kiss, AC/DC and The Beatles.

(Cool...I have a Jim Morrison and Jimmy Page Figure which are really made quite well!)

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Zep Reunion Rumors

Another week, another Led Zeppelin reunion rumor. John Paul Jones spoke at a Q&A session at the Manson's Guitar Show in England over the weekend and again floated the possibility of some sort of Zep reunion, with or without Robert Plant singing. Jones reportedly said, "As you probably know, Jimmy [Page], Jason [Bonham] and I are actually rehearsing and we've had the odd singer come in and have a bash. As soon as we know — which we don't — we will let you know. But we really hope that something is going to happen soon because we really want to do it and we're having a lot of fun just rehearsing. Jason is actually tremendous... And what we've done so far sounds absolutely fantastic. When it does come, it will come, and you'll know about it. We really wanna do something and Robert doesn't want to do this, at least for the moment. I don't really know what his plans are. He really doesn't want to make loud music anymore. We do. I mean, I love acoustic music, but it doesn't stop me from turning something up." Jones also suggested their reunion show from earlier this year could be released on DVD.

(Well this is music to my ears :) hope Jonesy and the boys do Rock Us soon with something totally out of this world with or without Robert!!)

Source: http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=954638

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Guns n Roses New Single!

Chinese Democracy Single To Be Rush Released
by Paul Cashmere

The first single from the forthcoming Guns `n Roses `Chinese Democracy’ album will be the title track.


`Chinese Democracy` the single will be rush-released to radio tomorrow.

The album will be released in Australia on November 22 and in the US on November 25.

Tracklisting:

1. Chinese Democracy
2. Shackler's Revenge
3. Better
4. Street Of Dreams
5. If The World
6. There Was A Time
7. Catcher N' The Rye
8. Scraped
9. Riad N' The Bedouins
10. Sorry
11. I.R.S.
12. Madagascar
13. This I Love
14. Prostitute

(I'm sure all GnR fans can not wait but then again we've waited soooo long what's a few more weeks!)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Possible New Zep Singer

Alter Bridge singer Myles R. Kennedy may be the new singer for the much mooted Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones project.


Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant put an end to the Led Zeppelin reunion stories last week when he announced that he would not be working with anyone for at least two years when he finishes up with Alison Kraus.

However, he added “I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects.”

As it turns out, that project may be with the Alter Bridge singer.

The source of the rumour has come from Twisted Sister Dee Snider who told MuchMoreMusic, “he can sing the shit out of Zeppelin”.

All shall be revealed soon.

(While everyone would love Robert to sing and make new music with Led Zeppelin, this could be very interesting! Needless to say Myles will be trying hard to fill some big shoes.)

Sunday, October 05, 2008

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