Friday, July 30, 2010

New Goodies @ Mystic Rock



Led Zeppelin Cosmic Swan Song T-Shirt

New Arrivals At Our Boutique

Just in time for Fall and back to school check out our new t-shirts, patches, stickers, posters and earrings! Go shopping ---> Mystic Rock Boutique

Tees:

Led Zeppelin Cosmic Swan Song
Led Zeppelin Page/Plant Duo Gunmetal
Doors Morrison Psychedelic
Doors Classic Band Distress Logo
Guns & Roses Classic 91 Tour
Doors Morrison Colors Ladies
Doors LA Woman Girly Ladies


Posters:

Beatles Yellow Submarine Collage
Pink Floyd The Wall Scream & Hammers Fabric Poster


Stickers:

Beatles Yellow Submarine Collage
Led Zeppelin II


Patches:

Led Zeppelin Four Runes
Pink Floyd The Wall Bricks


Earrings:

Peacock Feather Dangle
Rock Star Dangle

At our Etsy shop there are a few new bracelets for Fall.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Doors Handwritten Lyrics To Go On Sale

Doors Lyrics To Go On Sale

JIM MORRISON's handwritten lyrics for THE DOORS' track L.A. WOMAN are set to sell at auction for $30,000 (£20,000).

The words to the song, written on a sheet of A4 paper, are surrounded by doodles and sketches which Morrison scribbled as he wrestled with the lyrics.

Officials at British auction house Cameo will sell the memorabilia next month (Aug10).

A spokesman says, "This is one of the original drafts and he would have read from it in the recording studios."

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/doors-lyrics-to-go-on-sale_1155460


(Anyone have any spare cash ;)

Robert Plant - New Song - Angel Dance

Robert Plant - New Song - Angel Dance

Here is a preview of Robert Plants new song "Angel Dance" from his up coming album Band of Joy - release date September 14, 2010

Go here to hear it!

I'm liking it - reminds me of talking a walk on a nice warm sunny summer day along a country road somewhere leading to a nice lake. The guitars and instruments give it that mood and Plants vocals are nice and clear, sounding good!

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Jimmy Page Book Pre-Order Extended






New Jimmy Page Book Pre-Order Extended

Look like the publishers at Genesis are extending their pre-order of the Jimmy Page book.

Forthcoming limited edition book, JIMMY PAGE BY JIMMY PAGE! We have had an unprecedented response so far, and both Genesis and Jimmy are thrilled.

During the process of creating the book Jimmy has been closely involved, reviewing the layouts on a weekly basis. We have continued to expand his written text and find new images, including more from Jimmy's archives.

New Publication Date

Affording readers an even greater opportunity to pre-order the publication ahead of formal announcements in the press, official publication is now September 2010.

It is crucial to include Jimmy's recent text and photo additions and, in so doing, an even more comprehensive book is being created.

To pre-order your book today - including an option to spread your payment in three monthly instalments - please telephone Genesis Publications on +44 (0) 1483 540 970 or click here to order online.


Request a free prospectus
This summer Genesis will be writing with news of the Jimmy Page edition to readers in over 50 countries around the world.

To receive your free prospectus, please call us today on +44 (0) 1483 540 970


Book
Signed by Jimmy Page

Paper: Archival art paper, with gilded page edging

Binding: Quarter bound in morocco leather with laser-cut perspex cover boards and blocking in gold leaf. Presented in a silk-bound slipcase with morocco leather trim.
Collector £395.00

Now available to pre-order
Genesis is proud to present Jimmy Page's first official published work and the definitive photographic history of one of the world's most iconic guitar players.

Jimmy Page: "I've really got a lot of time for the way Genesis produce their books, they're really quality items."

Genesis Publications, 2 Jenner Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3PL, England.
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 540970. Fax: +44 (0) 1483 304709.


If you can spare the cash then it's a must have for all Zeppelin fans!
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Mojo Mag With Robert Plant





"But Of Course, It Wasn't Led Zeppelin"

Robert Plant has backed his reluctance to turn Led Zeppelin's O2 stadium show into a full-blown tour, preferring instead to focus on solo projects in the vein of his Grammy-winning Raising Sand.

"It's really like, What's new?" Plant says in an interview in MOJO magazine, on sale next week. "We did it once. That was really the best Led Zeppelin gig since 1975. But of course it wasn't Led Zeppelin. Let's not forget that."

Plant argues that a Zeppelin without late drummer John Bonham, who died in 1980, did not quite merit the name, but acknowledges that "if the three of us got together and called ourselves 'Page & Jones & Plant' it wouldn't carry the same oomph."

Among other Zep-centric revelations, he describes the scene backstage at the 02, where John Bonham's mother told him, "You haven't changed a bit - you're always scratching your balls."

Plant enters a new phase with Band Of Joy, his latest album named after the pre-Zep group he formed with John Bonham. It features country-folk-rock rearrangements of songs including Richard Thompson's House Of Cards, the trad arr. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down and two tunes by Minnesota Mormons Low: Monkey and Silver Rider. Nashville names Buddy Miller, Parry Griffin, Byron House, Marco Giovino and Darrell Scott help out.

Robert Plant's Band Of Joy is out on September 13.


New Mojo mag out Tuesday.


Read more here

Saturday, July 24, 2010

KISS Tour Dates

Kiss Tour Dates


JULY
23 - Frontier Park, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, WY
24 - North Dakota State Fair, Minor, ND
29 - First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
30 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinati, OH
31 - Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA

AUGUST
6 - Susquehanna Bank Center, Philadelphia, PA
7 - Comcast Center, Boston, MA
9 - Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, IN
10 - Essar Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
13 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
14 - Nikon at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
15 - Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, PA
17 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
19 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
20 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
21 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
27 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
28 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
29 - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
31 - Lakewood Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI

SEPTEMBER
2 - Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI
3 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
4 - Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul, MN
10 - Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
11 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkson, MI
12 - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
17 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
18 - Pizza Hut Park, Dallas, TX
19 - AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
22 - Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
24 - Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
25 - California Speedway, Fontana, CA

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ringo's Tour Dates

RINGO STARR SUMMER TOUR

7/2/10 State Theatre Easton, PA
7/3/10 Caesars Circus Maximus Atlantic City, NJ
7/5/10 State Theatre New Brunswick, NJ
7/6/10 American Music Theatre Lancaster, PA
7/7/10 Radio City New York, NY
7/9/10 PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Cincinnati, OH
7/10/10 Chastain Park Atlanta, GA
7/11/10 Durham PAC Durham, NC
7/13/10 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
7/15/10 Hard Rock Arena Hollywood, FL
7/17/10 St Augustine Amph. St Augustine, FL
7/18/10 Beau Rivage Biloxi, MS
7/20/10 Nautica Pavilion Cleveland, OH
7/21/10 Sands PAC Canandaigua, NY
7/23/10 Caesars Windsor, ON Canada
7/24/10 Horseshoe Casino Hammond, IN
7/25/10 Mystic Lake Casino Prior Lake, MN
7/28/10 Jubilee Auditorium Calgary ALB Canada
7/30/10 Northern Quest Casino Spokane, WA
7/31/10 Chateau St Michelle Woodinville, WA
8/1/10 Cuthbert Amphitheatre Eugene, OR
8/3/10 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
8/5/10 Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage, CA
8/6/10 Humphrey's San Diego, CA
8/7/10 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Monday, July 19, 2010

Robert Plant New Interview Band of Joy

Led Zeppelin alumnus Robert Plant won five Grammy Awards with his last musical collaboration, a 2007 album of roots-rock recorded with bluegrass standout Alison Krauss.

His new musical journey features cover versions of an eclectic collection of tunes reaching from rock's modern era back decades, even centuries, recorded with a group named after a Plant-fronted '60s unit, Band of Joy.


The British singer is touring with the new Band of Joy, featuring respected Nashville vocalist Patty Griffin, to preview an album that's due in September.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and his group play in Phoenix on Tuesday. We called Plant, 61, in London to check in on the project.


Q: Why did you choose the name of a band from before Led Zeppelin for this project?

A: When I was a kid in the original Band of Joy, I wore my musical heart on my sleeve, and I really kicked ass, and that's kind of how I teamed up with Jimmy Page back then. I stepped out of the rank and file of performers.

I've kept my vision of what . . . Led Zeppelin was, from album to album, in everything I've tried to do before, during and after that big time in my life.

So when I got to playing with Buddy on the Alison Krauss tour, I began formulating an idea of going back to how liberated I felt when I was 17, 18, 19 years old.

Whereas Strange Sensation (a Plant group that played Phoenix in 2005) was a contemporary spook (or atmospheric sound), this is much more in the kind of fantastic, organic spook, a freak-out of massive voices one minute and then strange, overdriven psychedelic guitar the next and then maybe the clatter and railing of old-time banjo.


Q: After the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion show in London, you seemed to show minimal interest in a full-scale tour. Is that still your viewpoint?

A: I'm really proud of (Zeppelin bassist) John Paul Jones because he's in a real, living, breathing rock band (Them Crooked Vultures, with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters). He and I communicate more, now that he's a rocker (again).

So we all go about what we do the way we do it, and who knows? I can't predict anything at all. It's just good to keep it going and keep rocking.



Read the whole interview here

White Snake - Day Tripper

Rare White Snake 'Day Tripper' Vid


Here's a cool video by White Snake doing their version of The Beatles' Day Tripper. They did a really good version of the song, they slowed it down & David's vocals makes this song have a lot of soul & passion...good stuff!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Robert Plant U.S. Tour Dates

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy U.S.Tour dates

July 16 – Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK
July 18 – Sandia Casino Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM
July 20 – Dodge Theater, Phoenix, AZ
July 21 – Valencia Amphitheater, Tucson, AZ
July 23 – Meyerson Symphony Hall, Dallas, TX
July 24 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston
July 26 – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX
July 28 – The Saenger Theater, Mobile, AL
July 30 – Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
July 31 – Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL

Friday, July 16, 2010

Robert Plant's Set List @ Opheum Memphis TN July 14

Robert Plant & his Band of Joy


Here is the setlist for Band of Joy at the Orpheum, Memphis on Wednesday, July 14.

Down to the Sea (from Fate of Nations, 1993)
Angel Dance (from Band of Joy, 2010)
Please Read the Letter (from Raising Sand, 2007)
House of Cards (from Band of Joy, 2010)
Misty Mountain Hop (from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)
Monkey (from Band of Joy, 2010)
Twelve Gates to the City/Wade in the Water/In My Time of Dying
Rich Woman (from Raising Sand, 2007)
Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On) (from Raising Sand, 2007)
All the King's Horses (from The Mighty ReArranger, 2005)
Nobody's Fault But Mine (from Presence, 1976)
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down (from Band of Joy, 2010)
Central Two-O-Nine (from Band of Joy, 2010)
Houses of the Holy (from Physical Graffiti, 1975)
Tall Cool One (from Now and Zen, 1988)
Harm's Swift Way (from Band of Joy, 2010)
Gallows Poll (from Led Zeppelin III, 1970)

Encore
Thank You (Led Zeppelin II, 1969)
Rock & Roll (from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)
And We Bid You Goodnight

(Excellent set list mixing some Zep, and lots of his solo material from his whole career it seems, nice to see)


Here's a video with a medley mix of the songs he did:


Santana Reveals Songs for His New Album

Santana Reveals His Classic Guitar Covers
by Paul Cashmere - July 16 2010


The next Santana album will be an album of covers of his favourite guitar songs with an all-star cast of guest singers.


For the record, Santana will cover songs by Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Deep Purple, T.Rex, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Jeff Beck and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Guests include Chris Cornell, Rob Thomas, Nas, Joe Cocker and Scott Weiland.

His cover of George Harrison’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ has been met with a big thumbs up from George’s widow Olivia. “Listening to the song,” she told Carlos, “it made me jump for joy and cry at the same time.”

‘Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time’ will be released on September 17.

“Whole Lotta Love” featuring Chris Cornell (Led Zeppelin)
“Sunshine Of Your Love” featuring Rob Thomas (Cream)
“Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” featuring Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots (The Rolling Stones)
“Dance the Night Away” featuring Pat Monahan from Train (Van Halen)
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” featuring india.arie and Yo-Yo Ma (The Beatles)
“Bang A Gong” featuring Gavin Rossdale from Bush (T. Rex)
“Smoke On the Water” featuring Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach (Deep Purple)
“Photograph” featuring Chris Daughtry (Def Leppard)
“Back In Black” featuring Nas (AC/DC)
“Little Wing” featuring Joe Cocker (Jimi Hendrix)
“Riders On the Storm” featuring Chester Bennington from Linkin Park and Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
“I Ain’t Superstitious” featuring Jonny Lang (Howlin’ Wolf, Jeff Beck Group)
“Fortunate Son” featuring Scott Stapp from Creed (Creedence Clearwater Revival)



(Nice songs he picked. Interested to see how they do these classic songs we all love.)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

AC/DC Back in Black 30 Years Old!

AC/DC Back In Black Turns 30
by Paul Cashmere - July 15 2010

AC/DC `Back In Black` is about to turn 30.


The classic album that introduced new singer Brian Johnson to the world just five months after the death of the band’s second singer Bon Scott will be 30-years old on Sunday, July 25.

AC/DC had started work on writing the songs for their next album prior to Bon’s death. Bon’s last record with the band was ‘Highway To Hell’. The band started work on ‘Back In Black’ just two days after Bon’s death. At the time Malcolm Young explained "I thought, 'Well, fuck this, I'm not gonna sit around mopin' all fucking year.' So I just ran Angus and said, 'Do you wanna come back and rehearse?'"

The first single from ‘Back In Back’ was ‘You Should Me All Night Long’. It was also the first song Johnson wrote with his new band. Brian came up with the line “She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean”. Yes, he is a car fanatic.

‘Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution’ was the second single.

‘Back In Black’ is not only the biggest selling AC/DC albums but it is also one of the biggest selling albums of all-time. It is estimated to have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. In America alone it has done over 22 million.

30th birthday celebrations are expected to take place around the world that weekend. In Melbourne, Cherry Bar at AC/DC Lane will kick off with a 12 hour tribute to the album from 5pm on July 24th including a performance from tribute band Back In Black, playing two sets from 9pm.



(Can you believe it, 30 years old! Still one of the best all time just straight classic rock, party band record. If you want to get the party started crank up some AC/DC to get them started and warm them up for an all night party with classic bands like Led Zeppelin, The Stones, The Who, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Beatles, Deep Purple etc.)

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David Gilmour To Join Roger Waters?

Roger Waters Talks Up Pink Floyd Reunion


by Paul Cashmere - July 15 2010

After the surprise performance of Roger Waters and David Gilmour on stage for a charity performance this week, expect another reunion soon.


Roger Waters has posted on Facebook that a Gilmour reunion will happen during one of more of his The Wall shows, due to start in Canada on September 15.

Waters post reads:

So here's what happened. Last year, 'The Hoping Foundation' a charity that supports Palestinian refugee kids, (www.hopingfoundation.org) put on a fund raiser at Ronnie Scott's Club in London, the idea of which was to raise money by auctioning karaoke performances by various celebrities. David was there as a supporter and was moved to perform an impromptu rendition of George Gershwin's 'Summertime?' which he performed aided and abetted by supermodel Kate Moss.

In the wake of that evening, someone, I think it was David himself, came up with this 'Wouldn't it be funny', idea. What if he (David that is) were to sing the old Teddy Bears song 'To Know Him Is To Love Him' with me (Roger that is), what with us having been so famously at each other's throats for years and years. Get it!!!! Anyway he E-mailed me with this suggestion and I loved it, so then it was just a question of juggling dates and deciding to do 'Wish You Were Here' and 'Comfortably Numb' to round out our little set. Or so I thought, until he sent me a number of very musical and eloquent demos of how we could do the song in two-part harmony. I listened with a sinking heart, knowing that David, with his superior vocal skills, could sing either part standing on his head, whilst I would have to search for a different key and then struggle through hours and hours of routining a performance that lay way outside my vocal comfort zone. To my eternal shame I bottled out and told Dave I would happily do 'Wish You Were Here' and 'C. Numb', but that 'To Know him is to Love him' was beyond me.

Some weeks passed with David cajoling me from time to time, telling me how easy it would be, but I clung resolutely to my fear of failure until one day he made one final entreaty. I quote "If you do 'To Know Him Is To Love Him' for The Hoping Foundation Gig, I'll come and do 'C. Numb' on one of your Wall shows". Well! You could have knocked me down with a feather. How fucking cool! I was blown away. How could I refuse such an offer. I couldn't, there was no way. Generosity trumped fear. And so explaining that I would probably be shite, but if he didn't mind I didn't, I agreed and the rest is history. We did it, and it was fucking great. End of story. Or possibly beginning.

Roger

PS. Just heard from David, he will decide in due course which gig he wants to do, it will be a surprise!




(I mentioned the possibility of this happening in another blog post earlier and here it is the possible might be possible and I hope David does do a few shows with Roger and not only that have Nick also involved for a true treat for the fans. Now which show or shows will be the lucky ones to have the opportunity to see David?)

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Star for Robert Plant in Memphis TN

Robert Plant gets star in Memphis music sidewalk


MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is being honored with a star in a music sidewalk in Memphis, Tenn.

Plant was presented Monday with a star that will be placed on the Orpheum Theater Sidewalk of Stars on Beale Street.

The Commercial Appeal reports that the award honors Plant for what are described as tireless efforts to preserve the blues.

During the presentation ceremony, Plant spoke of blues pioneers like Sonny Boy Williamson, Sleepy John Estes and W.C. Handy in acknowledging that a generation of British musicians owe a debt to early Southern blues artists.

(Kudos to Robert and he so deserves every honor & recognition he gets. The man has always loved the area and the blues have always been a part of his life from his pre-Zep days to now.)

Robert Plant on Memphis, music and Led Zeppelin

(A nice interview with Robert on his opening night of his Band of Joy tour in the U.S.)


Robert Plant on Memphis, music and Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant plays a sold out show Tuesday at The Orpheum.

Memphis is the opening date on a 12 stop U.S. tour with Band of Joy. The players have been different in the various incarnations. The first Band of Joy was the band Plant joined as a teenager before signing on as the singer of the band that became Led Zeppelin.

In the city the day before the show, Plant said he was fired from the original Band of Joy in a dispute over the band playing too slow for Plant’s taste at the time.

“The whole deal about my doing this as a singer and writer, really, is can I walk and chew gum. Is it really such a big deal to be a great singer or is there something else about all this?” he said before remembering the band’s first incarnation. “We didn’t work a lot. We stole a lot of milk off doorsteps and siphoned a lot of gasoline. But we kept going and we believed.”

The band that will join Plant on stage at The Orpheum is the fourth incarnation.

“All these things that I’ve been able to do with such a limited gift – it’s phenomenal that I can get this far. … It’s not so much experimentation, it’s like just doing it. You can’t think about it really. You just do it and pray everybody gets off the same bus. Maybe they won’t.”


read more of the article here

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Zep Almost Reformed Jason Bonham Blurps

Jason Bonham Says Led Zep Tour Almost Happened

by Tim Cashmere - July 13 2010


Son of the late John Bonham and temporary Led Zeppelin drummer has let it slip that Zeppelin “almost reformed” without enigmatic singer Robert Plant.


In an interview with musicradar.com, Bonham said “It got as close as you could get. It got real close. You know, we did a year of writing and putting stuff together. I loved working with Jimmy and John Paul. It was so much fun. That band…I think we felt more like a band than Black Country Communion.”

“I think basically [Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones] agreed to disagree. After a while, it was just time to move on.”

He also denied that Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge was ever involved in the band, saying there was “somebody else involved, and that’s all I’ll say to that.”

The rumour of Kennedy touring as part of Led Zeppelin came from Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider, who shares a manager with Robert Plant.

Bonham is also planning a tribute to his father [Led Zeppelin drummer] John, tentatively called ‘Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience’, which will be a live show, although there is no word on who is going to be in the band or what songs they’re going to play.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will be unveiled in October at the yet to be confirmed opening night.




(Well is this to be believed or not? Jason was there, he knows what was going on. He knows who the players were, but why not just come out and say it all, what's there to hide? If Led Zeppelin had reformed with out Plant it really wouldn't be Led Zeppelin to most, including me.

Led Zeppelin has to have Robert Plant on vocals...end of! Anybody else as the lead singer is just not going to be Led Zeppelin even if they choose to call it Led Zeppelin, in my humble opinion. It would just be a cool band with some of Led Zeppelin's musicians.

Led Zeppelin is so engrained in our psyche and are legendary as the band that had the banshee golden hair God, the wizard guitarist, the almighty thundering drummer and the groove God laying it down that no other players could be Led Zeppelin & especially with another singer. I'm not saying that the NEW band wouldnt be as good, heck they could be really good, BUT it's just NOT the Zeppelin we all have iconosized for years.)

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Pearl Jam Going Into Hiatus

Pearl Jam Put On Hold
by Paul Cashmere - July 13 2010



Pearl Jam ended their world tour in Oeiras, Portgual on Saturday night with a gobsmacker of a statement. Eddie Vedder stunned fans when he said the band was going into hiatus.


Eddie said the show was the band’s last show “in a long time”. “Thank you for coming to our last show. Not our last ever, but our last in a long time, he said”.

Pearl Jam formed in Seattle in 1990 and has gone non-stop ever since. It has been one of the rock world’s most prolific runs.

Founding members Eddie Vedder (vocals), Jeff Ament (bass), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Mike McCready (lead guitar) have always been in the band.

The only revolving chair in Pearl Jam has been the drummer’s chair. Original drummer Dave Krusen left the band after recording the debut ‘Ten’. He left before the album took off and was replaced by Matt Chamberlain. Chamberlain lasted only a few months and was replaced with Dave Abbruzzese who was fired after the third album ‘Vitalogy’. Then came Jack Irons who left in 1988 and was replaced with Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron (who at least has a job to go too because Soundgarden are getting back together).

“Have fun tonight because we don’t know when else we will have fun,” Vedder told the crowd.

So here is the last Pearl Jam setlist for a long, long time:

Set 1
Release (from Ten, 1991)
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town (from Verses, 1993)
Animal (from Verses, 1993)
Given To Fly (from Yield, 1998)
In Hiding (from Yield, 1998)
Unthought Known (from Backspacer, 2009)
Nothingman (from Vitalogy, 1994)
Daughter / Blitzkrieg Bop (from Verses, 1993/Ramones cover)
Even Flow (from Ten, 1991)
Just Breathe (from Backspacer, 2009)
Wishlist (from Yield, 1998)
Black (from Ten, 1991)
Glorified G (from Verses, 1993)
Why Go (from Ten, 1991)

Encore 1
The End (from Backspacer, 2009)
Improv (Portugal, Portugal)
Public Image
The Fixer (from Backspacer, 2009)
Wasted Reprise (from Pearl Jam, 2006)
Better Man (from Vitalogy, 1994)

Encore 2
Smile(from No Code, 1996)
Once (from Ten, 1991)
Alive (from Ten, 1991)
Yellow Ledbetter


(Well I'm sure they will be cooking up ideas in the meantime, but who knows the real reason behind that statement. One thing we all DO know about rock stars is that they're a fickle bunch, never knowing which way they will go next. We the fans just have to wait and see and hope that the bands we love will give us more of what we all crave!)


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Monday, July 12, 2010

Waters & Gilmour Perform Together

Roger Waters and David Gilmour Perform Together For Charity
by Tim Cashmere - July 12 2010

Roger Waters and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd performed an unexpected charity gig last night in support of the HOPING Foundation.


It was the first time the pair had performed on stage together since the Live 8 concert in London on July 2, 2005.

The pair played with Guy Pratt on bass, Harry Waters on keyboards, Andy Newmark on drums, Chester Kamen on guitar and Jonjo Grisdale on keyboards.

They played ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him’ by The Teddy Bears, ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Comfortably Numb’ and ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part Two)’.

The even was organised by Bella Freud and Karma Nabulsi and took place at Kidlington in Oxfordshire, England, raising £350,000.

HOPING stands for “Hope and Optimism for Palestinians in the Next Generation”.

Source: http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=11312


(Good to see that Roger and David can still get together once in a while on a stage and perform. I guess Nick was unavailable to perform? Else it would have been a sort of Pink Floyd reunion. Wonder if Roger and David talk of Roger's The Wall tour & if David would consider guest spotting on some of the tour dates? Well one can wish :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Doors Rock Tshirts Patches Stickers & More

The Doors Rock - T-shirts Patches Stickers & More

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Jim Morrison & The Doors T-shirts & Rock Merchandise



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The Doors Bio

The Doors were a four person musical band of the 1960s and early 1970s, consisting of Jim Morrison (vocals, b. 1943 d. 1971), Ray Manzarek (organ, keyboard, b. 1939), Robbie Krieger (guitar, b. 1946) and John Densmore (drums, b. 1944)

The group started in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, after a meeting between UCLA film school graduates Morrison and Manzarek. Morrison sang Manzarek some of his poetry and song lyrics including "Moonlight Drive." Manzarek was already in a band called Rick And The Ravens while Krieger and Densmore were playing with The Psychedelic Rangers, but knew Manzarek from shared meditation instruction. The latter two, along with a female bass player, were rapidly recruited and the band took up a number of club residences first at LA's "London Fog" and later the "Whiskey-A-Go-Go".

To fans of the Doors, the music included socially and politically charged lyrics mostly written by Jim Morrison. The jazz drumming of John Densmore, the swirling keyboards of Ray Manzarek, whose left hand played the parts typically associated with bass guitar, and Robbie Krieger's guitar playing, which showed the influence of flamenco, Indian, the blues and classical music, combined to form a distinctive sound.

The band took their name from a line in a book by Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception, which was in turn borrowed from a line of poetry by the 18th century artist and poet William Blake: "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it truly is, infinite."

The Doors quickly earned a reputation as an entertaining live act. In one known incident, at a 1969 concert in Miami, Florida, Morrison allegedly exposed himself. Misdemeanour and felony charges were brought against Morrison. The misdemeanour charges stuck. The incident remains inconclusive. Jim Morrison said, "I wasted a lot of time with the Miami trial. About a year and a half. But I guess it was a valuable experience because before the trial I had a very unrealistic schoolboy attitude about the American judicial system. My eyes have been opened up a bit."

In 1971, Morrison died in mysterious circumstances while living in Paris, leaving some fans believing that Morrison faked his death in order to escape the spotlight. The remaining Doors continued, Manzarek replacing Morrison as singer, and released two more albums, Other Voices and Full Circle. The band was very successful with all four original members.

In late 2002, Manzarek and Krieger revived the Doors, recruiting singer Ian Astbury of The Cult, as well as drummer Ty Dennis and bassist Angelo Barbera, both of the Robbie Krieger Band. The Doors are remembered for shamanistic live performances. Some people of the "establishment" thought that they were just more American rock music rebels. Jim Morrison said "I like any reaction I can get with my music. Just anything to get people to think. I mean if you can get a whole room full of drunk, stoned people to actually wake up and think, you're doing something."

Their ongoing popularity is tallied by continuing sales of their early work.
Discography
The Doors - 1967
Strange Days - 1967
Waiting for the Sun - 1968
The Soft Parade - 1969
Morrison Hotel - 1970
L.A. Woman - 1971
Other Voices - 1972
Full Circle - 1973
American Prayer - 1978 (last recording with Jim Morrison)



Source: http://www.biographyworld.net/~chuckayoub/the_doors_biography.html

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Robert Plant UK Tour Dates

Robert Plant UK Tour Dates

Looks like Robert Plant has announced some UK tour dates as follows:


HMV Forum, London on Thursday 2nd September 2010

St David’s Hall, Cardiff on Tuesday 26th October 2010

Symphony Hall, Birmingham on Wednesday 27th October 2010

Palace Theatre, Manchester on Sunday 31st October 2010


Robert has also made surprise appearances here in the U.S. in New York and Chicago. You can watch a vid with him rockin' with Los Lobos. He was in town shooting a vid for his new album 'Band of Joy' meeting people, enjoying the scenery and good food.




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