Thursday, December 28, 2006

Undercover - James Brown Funeral This Saturday

Undercover - James Brown Funeral This Saturday

The funeral service for the Godfather of Soul James Brown will take place in Augusta, Georgia this Saturday (December 30, 2006).

At a press conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, the Rev. Al Sharpton announced that he would be conducting the service for Brown at the James Brown Arena in Augusta.

The body of Brown was flown to New York where it was placed in state at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. There will be another viewing on Saturday prior to the funeral service.

73 year old Brown died of heart failure following a bout of pneumonia in the early hours of Christmas Day.

The singer was hospitalized just a few days earlier and talked about how he was going to be well enough to perform his New Year's Eve show at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York. The show was to be the start of his 2007 U.S. tour.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Cream Classic Artist Docu DVD




Friday, December 15, 2006

Music Legend Ahmet Ertegun Dies, Aged 83

Music Legend Ahmet Ertegun Dies, Aged 83

Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, has died in New York after suffering head injuries from a fall at a Rolling Stones show on October 29.

Ertegun, considered to be the best in the music business, had been in a coma since the fall.

Dr. Howard A. Riina, Mr. Ertegun's neurosurgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, said, "Mr. Ertegun suffered a severe brain injury after he fell in October. He was in a coma and passed away today with his family at his bedside."

Born on July 31, 1923 in Istanbul, Turkey, Ertegun founded Atlantic Records in 1949 with his brother Nesuhi as an independent label. Producer Jerry Wexler joined in the 60s and developed the label into the world's premiere R&B label with artists like Ray Charles, Joe Turner, Ruth Brown and The Drifters.

It was around this time that Ahmet was also dabbling in songwriting and wrote the hits 'Chains of Love' and 'Sweet Sixteen' under the pseudonym A. Nugetre. His best known song under that name was 'Mess Around', one of the first major hits for Ray Charles.

Ertegun had the best ears in the business and in the late 60s, the sound of Led Zeppelin grabbed him. He signed Led Zeppelin to Atlantic and sent the label in a new rock direction.

Next came Crosby, Stills & Nash followed by the jewel in his crown, The Rolling Stones. Ertegun personally negotiated the Stones deal with Mick Jagger.

It is ironic but somewhat fitting that Ertegun's life has ended at an event that signaled one of his greatest achievements. The Rolling Stones show on October 29 was for President Bill Clinton's 60th birthday. The show was held at the Beacon Theatre on Broadway.
Ahmet died with his family by his side. He will be buried in a private ceremony in his native Turkey. A memorial service will be conducted in New York after the New Year.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Airships Of The Past (Zeppelin) Bluidmerl Production

Strange Daze

Strange Daze
David Crosby, The Doors of Perception

WHEN BRITISH AUTHOR ALDOUS HUXLEY penned The Doors of Perception (via William Blake) in 1954, he could not have foreseen the eventual neverending phalanx of Jim Morrison fanatics who'd someday seek to glean meanings from his work. These latter pilgrims spawned by the mid-80s lionization of Morrison -- a period bookended by boomer "It was 20 years ago today ..." revisionism; Danny Sugarman's memoirs; Lizard King posturing from rock frontmen such as Bono, Michael Hutchence and Axl; and The Lost Boys and The Doors -- may or may not be sated by Elektra/Rhino's new Doors box set Perception. The box art features an old fashioned wooden door with peephole -- spy through and the vintage miens of Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore gaze back at the listener. Right away, this makes clear the desire to preserve the Doors in amber. Yet so much has occurred in music, pop culture and politics since Morrison's death in 1971 that it becomes harder and harder each year to dig just what made this famously bass-less band so incendiary in the late 1960s and early '70s. And reissuing the albums -- The Doors, Strange Days, The Soft Parade, Waiting For the Sun, Morrison Hotel, L.A. Woman -- in DVD format only juices sound geeks.

The latter LPs particularly suggest one had to be there, awash in the era's druggie cults -- as Huxley's essays centered on his mescaline use, acid was the key conduit to these songs' inner worlds. For my part, beyond Strange Days, it's difficult to grasp the pre-smack Mojo Risin' spirit powerful enough to inspire Patricia Kenneally-Morrison's Keltiad. But then again there's the popularity of such Doors songs as "Five to One" in hip-hop Nation -- see Jay-Z, Mos Def, Cee-Lo. Still, sans narcotic crutch, some of this music becomes unintelligible and self-indulgent. Standout tracks of blues simulating L.A. Woman -- including the title cut -- are so far above and divergent from the weird and lackluster poesy filler they seem to exist on a completely different plane. And none so much as the Doors' likely masterpiece: "Riders On the Storm." At 7:07 of perfection, the sultry, dark sonic reverie is powered by mournful electric piano and thunderstorm effects; the foretold shamanistic experience is finally made manifest. What's exquisite about its earthiness and quiet never diminishes, and "Riders" truly attains the threshold of the mysticism Morrison aspired to.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

You Need It!!

You NEED it!!

Classic Rock this Holiday...From AC/DC to Zeppelin

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Gifts For The Rocker

Can't decide on what to get your rock loving peeps? Here is a cool article on what you might want to consider beside CDs and Concert Tickets.

Top 10 Gift Ideas For Music Lovers

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Let's sing about sex, baby - Arts & Life

Let's sing about sex, baby - Arts & Life

Your parents tried to hide it but your TV shows implied it, and while your politicians denied it, your musicians ? well ? they supplied it.

Sex has and will continue to be one of the most controversial and provocative topics in American culture. No one understands nor challenges this idea more passionately or frequently than the famous singers and songwriters who dared to go there, producing hilarious, sensual, blush-inducing songs that thrust sex through the airwaves, enticing listeners for over six decades.

Dating back well beyond the days of steamy MTV music videos and sexually explicit warning labels, musicians and big bands were kissing and telling to audiences hungry and aching for some songs about sex.

In 1953, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs' hit song, "Stay," gave the nation's youth an excuse to take up dirty dancing in basements and garages across the country. Three years later, The Five Satins showed a more sensitive, sensual side with the billboard topping hit, "In the Still of the Night."

Many of the romantic songs of the 1940s and 1950s only subtly alluded to sex, until 1956, when Frank Sinatra re-released Gus Kahn's barely-known song from 1930, "Making Whoopee," thus shifting the music industry's sexual-implicit tone of the time to more funny, raw and risqué ¬yrics.

The always controversial and risk-taking band, The Doors, didn't hesitate to talk about what really turns men on in the group's 1967 single, "Light My Fire," with lead singer Jim Morrison's instructional lyrics inviting women everywhere to spark someone's sexual fuse.

No one in the history of music did sex quite as well as Marvin Gaye, not even Madonna. Two of his incredibly successful and popular hit songs, "Let's Get It On" and "Sexual Healing," remain bedtime favorites to this day, a good 30 years after their suggestive lyrics served as the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Gaye wasn't alone in his day, however, as the leading sexual songwriter. Female musicians, such as Donna Summer, Dusty Springfield and Olivia Newton-John, gave listeners an earful with sultry songs that proved men weren't the only ones with sex on the brain.

Donna Summer's hit song, "Love to Love You Baby," was erotic and sexually suggestive with her soft, whispering voice and brow-raising moves. Dusty Springfield, who was a self-proclaimed bisexual, gave a similar feel with her 1967 hit song, "The Look of Love."

Olivia Newton-John was a little less subtle with her lyrics than the other female provocateurs of her time with her 1981 hit, "Let's Get Physical." While the music video portrayed the meaning of the song as literally getting physical while working out, Olivia's lyrics suggested otherwise.

While most of the artists who dared to sing about sex boasted wild, risky personas, such as Rod Stewart or George Michael, ever so often a sweet, innocent and mothers-adored musician or band released a not-so-innocent single.

In 1976, teen-worshiped Frankie Vali and the Four Seasons' hit single, "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)," gave the real-life details of the youngest band member, Bob Guadio's, loss of innocence and virginity while on the road with the band in 1963.

While the sex-talking songs of the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s made waves and their fare share of controversies, the 1990s showed what it was to literally tell all.

Perhaps the most shocking and raunchy of songs to kick off the 1990s explored the much hushed and faux pas topic of not just masturbation, but female masturbation. In 1990, the year that put out sex song after sex song, the Divinyls, an all female group, saw one-hit-wonder success with the song, "I Touch Myself."

That same year, Billy Idol showed fans how to "Rock the Cradle of Love," Madonna asked men and women alike to "Justify My Love" and Chris Isaak vividly described sex's mysterious "Wicked Game."

Following suit, in 1991 two unknown bands, Color Me Badd and C&C Music Factory, also made it to the airwaves by shocking listeners with silly yet sexy one-hit-wonders, "I Wanna Sex You Up" and "Gonna Make You Sweat."

Not all singers of sex slipped into one-hit-wonder status after giving the details of their sexual escapades. In 1994, the popular and sexy R&B group Boyz II Men made women melt with their song, "I'll Make Love to You," shifting the tone of sexual music back to the romantic feel of the 1950s.

In 1997, two teenage newcomers hit the pop scene, singing about not-so teenage stuff. Britney Spears' first hit, " ? Baby One More Time," and her fellow rival pop-princess Christina Aguilera's first hit, "Genie in a Bottle," were so sexually implicit that they caused quite a stir among horny young boys, adoring young girls, disgusted adults and a very sexually frustrated first lady of Maryland.

While 2000-2006 hasn't seemed to push the sex envelope as much as past decades (editor's note: Don't worry, Timberlake is working on bringing sexy back. - Justin), it is most likely because talking about sex isn't nearly as big of a no-no and thus not as much fun to sing about today. Yet singers like Kelis and her "Milkshake" and Usher and his "Nice and Slow" still keep the sex alive in the ears and minds of curious listeners around the globe, and continue to be the ideal tunes for "making whoopee."

Most Ridiculously Raunchy Songs About Sex:

"Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye

"I Wanna Sex You Up" - Color Me Badd

"I Touch Myself" - The Divinyls

"I'll Make Love To You" - Boyz II Men

"Gonna Make You Sweat" - C & C Music Factory

"I Want Your Sex" - George Michael

"Let's Get Physical" - Olivia Newton-John

"Push It" - Salt-N-Pepa

"Rock the Cradle of Love" - Billy Idol

"Making Whoopie" - Gus Kahn

I think they left out loads (pun intended) of songs from Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, etc.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Mick jagger's Dad Dies

Joe Jagger, Father of Mick, Dies at 93

by Paul Cashmere - November 13 2006

Mick Jagger's father Joe died Saturday afternoon (November 11) of pneumonia.

The elder Jagger became ill a week ago at his home in Surrey and was taken to hospital.

Mick, who is on tour with the Stones in the United States, flew to see his father on Friday and flew back to the US that same day for The Stones performance on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Joe's wife and the mother of Mick, Australian born Eva Jagger, died in 2000. The Jagger's had two sons. Mick and Chris. Chris is also a musician.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Jim Morrison's dad: Son's death 'unfortunate'

Jim Morrison's dad: Son's death 'unfortunate'

POSTED: 10:58 a.m. EST, November 9, 2006

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- The father of late Doors singer Jim Morrison has broken his silence to share memories of his estranged son, who once sang about killing him and joked that his family was dead.

George Morrison, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, is one of the contributors to "The Doors by the Doors," an authorized memoir released this week. The book's author, rock journalist Ben Fong-Torres, also interviewed the band's three surviving members and Jim's younger brother and sister, among others.

"We look back on him with great delight ... The fact that he's dead is unfortunate but looking back on his life it's a very pleasant thought," George Morrison says in the book.

Jim Morrison, a difficult teen who rebelled against his father's military lifestyle, went on to become one of the most magnetic performers in rock 'n' roll.

But he disowned his family, and once made a throwaway comment that they were dead. He also referenced his parents in the Oedipal rant "The End," singing that he wanted to kill his father and sleep with his mother.

Andy Morrison recalls that his mother, Clara, who died last year, took him to a Doors concert in Washington, D.C., and asked to see Jim, but he refused to meet with her, and she drove home in tears.

The Morrisons surmise that Jim's hostility was really designed to shield them from too much attention.

"I had the feeling that he felt we'd just as soon not be associated with his career," George Morrison says. "He knew I didn't think rock music was the best goal for him. Maybe he was trying to protect us."

Adds his sister, Anne, "He liked mystique, too. He didn't want to be from somewhere."

Jim Morrison died of a heart attack in Paris in 1971, and his grave at the Pere Lachaise cemetery is one of the city's top tourist attractions. His family pays the authorities to take care of the site.

George Morrison said it was "quite an honor ... for the family" to have his son buried near cultural giants like Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and Frederic Chopin.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Pink floyd - Careful With That Axe Eugine

Pink floyd playing Careful With That Axe Eugine on 1973-05-18 at Earl's Court

test upload Led_Zeppelin 1969

Shortly after their first tour, the group's eponymous first album was released on January 12, 1969. Its blend of blues and rock influences with distorted amplification made it one of the pivotal records in the evolution of heavy metal music. Although several of Zeppelin's earliest songs were based upon or were cover versions of blues standards, others such as "Communication Breakdown" had a unique and distinctively heavy sound. this song is played on this clip zeppelin in there prime.2nd song-"Dazed and Confused" is a 1969 song by Led Zeppelin. The original idea for this tune came from folk singer Jake Holmes, who had previously written a very similar psychedelic acoustic song on his album The Above Ground Sound of Jake Holmes, released in June 1967

Monday, October 30, 2006

The Doors/Blondie Rapture

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Danzig is a Doll

Here's a doll for your rock collection.

Glenn Danzig Is A Doll

by Paul Cashmere

Forget Barbie. Rocker Glenn Danzig is the new doll in town.
The limited edition ‘3 Faces of Danzig’ have been released in the USA.
The three dolls feature the different eras of Danzig.

The "Misfits-version" Danzig which wears his classic skull-and-crossbones black T-shirt from the Misfits' "Walk Among Us" album cover; "Samhain-version" Danzig, covered in dripping blood ala the "Initium" LP cover, and "Danzig-version" Danzig, which is shirtless and comes complete with the trademark Danzig belt buckle and upside-down-cross medallion necklace as on the "Lucifuge" album.

The dolls are manufactured by Japanese company Medicom and sold in the USA by By The Chaser merchandising.

Each dolls retails for $75.

Danzig will be on tour across November.

Dates are:

17 The Fenix, Seattle, WA
18 The Big Easy, Spokane, WA
19 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
21 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
22 Soma, San Diego, CA
25 Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
26 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
28 Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno, CA
29 The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
30 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Sabbath Reunion With Dio Official

Black Sabbath With Dio Reunion Is Official

A representative for BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has confirmed that the highly anticipated and much-rumored reunion of Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward appears to be shaping up and taking a new form. After various promoters have approached the former SABBATH bandmates' respective representatives, the guys have started taking all of this very seriously, as they have aparently wanted to reunite for some time now. It looks as if the new shape may be that of HEAVEN AND HELL — that is the moniker that the band is likely to use on their new venture. If all goes well, HEAVEN AND HELL should be hitting the road in early 2007.

In an August 16, 2006 appearance on the syndicated radio show "Rockline", Dio had the following to say about the possibility of further collaborations with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi:

"We've already written one [new] song together. The reason for that is that there's a release coming out, it's called 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years' — they've already done one, of course, 'Black Sabbath: The Ozzy Years'; that was the beginning and, really, the best part of it all — but they've decided to do one, again, 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years', and we wanted to make it a little but more special, not just give you things you've not heard from a live perspective. These are two things you'll never hear again — two new songs. We are going to do that. It's been fun already. The one we've done — the one that I've done with Tony has been really wonderful — just great to realize how magnificent a player he was. You forget that after 10 years at a time that you don't work with someone. So we are gonna be doing that. And I hope you'll like it. I think it'll be great."

On the rumors of him possibly rejoining BLACK SABBATH, Dio said, "There's always rumors about everything — about a RAINBOW reunion, about a BLACK SABBATH reunion. Our purpose was to do this because we wanted to have this product be a bit more special than anything else — not just, 'Here's a live track you've never heard before.' I mean, that's cool, but I'm sure people have heard that. We wanted to do something a bit more special, so the whole band would write and play these songs, and… They've wanted to hear them long enough, so here they are. But it's not anything that we've talked about leading to anything other than that. No, it's for that project."


Cobain Tops Elvis

Rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley ceded his crown to Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain on's list as the top-earning dead celebrity.

The list, published on Tuesday, said grunge rocker Cobain earned $50 million between October 2005 and October 2006. Presley wound up in the No. 2 slot with $42 million, down from last year's $45 million. bases its dollar amounts on licensing deals for using the deceased celebrities' work or image in advertising or elsewhere.

This was Cobain's first time on the list in its six years of publication. Presley has ruled the roost since its inception, said staff writer Lacey Rose.

Cobain's coup was due to his widow, actress and singer Courtney Love, who sold a 25-percent stake in the Seattle grunge group's song catalog to New York music publishing company PrimeWave.

Ranked after Presley is "Peanuts" cartoon strip creator Charles Schulz at $35 million.

Rounding out the top five were Beatle John Lennon at $24 million and groundbreaking physicist Albert Einstein at $20 million, whose estate profited from such licensing deals as the popular "Baby Einstein" educational videos.

Other celebrities on the list include Theodore Geisel, better known as children's book author Dr. Seuss; rhythm & blues pioneer Ray Charles, silver screen legend Marilyn Monroe and reggae superstar Bob Marley.

Past top earners include songwriter Irving Berlin and actor Marlon Brando.

Copyright 2006 Reuters.

This isn't suprising in a way, because time marches on and Elvis though huge both alive or dead is now so from in past and from the past that someone newer had to replace the top guy. Most young people would probably know Elvis, but would more likely buy something from Kurt Cobain or Nirvana.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Patti Smith Plays Farewell Gig At CBGB

PATTI SMITH played an emotional last gig at New York punk mecca CBGB last night (15OCT06), insisting the venue in which she was discovered will always be in her heart. The GLORIA star performed alongside her longtime guitarist LENNY KAYE in a set which included a cover version of DO YOU REMEMBER ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO? by the RAMONES. She said, "We can have CBGB in our hearts, but the new generation is going to have their own places to play. "They're going to find some s**t hole and play in it like we did." On Saturday (14OCT06) BLONDIE stars DEBBIE HARRY and CHRIS STEIN performed the penultimate gig at the legendary club, calling the venue's closure "terrible". CBGB boss HILLY KRISTAL, who lost his lease last year (05), is moving the club to Las Vegas, Nevada. It is expected to open in spring 2008. The venue hosted the New York punk revolution in the mid-to-late 1970s, staging regular shows for Smith, the Ramones, Blondie and TALKING HEADS, among others.
16/10/2006 12:58


NEW YORK (AP) - The final chords reverberated off the black, sticker-covered walls of CBGB as the grungy, iconic club toasted the end of its 33-year residence in New York. Rock poet Patti Smith headlined the Sunday night concert, CBGB's last before eviction by its landlord - the Bowery Residents Committee, a homeless advocacy group that owns the property. The club will close Oct. 31.

Hundreds of music fans packed the small downtown club Sunday, while reporters hovered outside. The mood was both somber and raucous at CBGB, hailed by many as the birthplace of punk.

"This place is not a ... temple," Smith said during the concert. "It is what it is."

She refused to wax nostalgic, instead claiming at a pre-show news conference that doubled as a sound check that "CBGB's is a state of mind" that will carry on elsewhere for a new generation. She later noted with relish that CBGB, at 33, was the same age as Jesus.

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea surprised the audience, joining Smith's band for much of her second set. Having turned 44 at midnight, he was treated to a loud, enthusiastic "Happy Birthday" by the band and crowd.

Much of the concert was filled with reminders of changed times. Sirius Satellite Radio broadcast the show live, and digital cameras populated the audience.

Nevertheless, Smith often struck a '60s vibe, urging change and awareness of issues such as the disputed treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. She sang covers of the Who's "My Generation" and the Rolling Stones'"Gimme Shelter" with obvious parallels to CBGB.

The club was founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973 and over the years helped spawn the careers of such acts as the Ramones, Blondie, the Talking Heads and Television. Though its glory days are long gone, it has remained a symbolic fixture on the Manhattan music scene.

The crowd paid tribute to many of the bands forever connected to the club - including several chants of "Hey ho, let's go!" from the Ramones' classic "Blitzkrieg Bop."

Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads were on hand, as was E Street Band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt, who had battled to keep the club open during the protracted dispute over its future.

The Bowery Residents Committee's decision not to renew CBGB's lease when it ran out in August 2005 sparked protests, tributes and vigils for more than a year. Kristal recently gave up his legal fight to stay.

Though weary from his battle with lung cancer, he remains combative about his club's exodus from the Bowery, and said Sunday he was "very disappointed" in Mayor Michael Bloomberg for not saving the club.

Still, he says he remains focused on "generating the energy" for CBGB, which he plans to move to Las Vegas. It's very much alive as a brand, too. Kristal will transplant its store, CBGB Fashions, to a new location a few blocks away on Nov. 1.

"I'm thinking about tomorrow and the next day and the next day, and going on to do more with CBGB's," Kristal said Sunday.

Frantz said he and his wife, Weymouth, had to attend the finale because CBGB is like the "center of gravity for us." He reflected on the club where the Talking Heads got their big break.

"It just had a super cool ambiance or electric vibe ... even though it was pretty much a dump," Frantz said.

With a capacity of barely 300, CBGB was founded as a place of freedom for different musical acts. Smith said Kristal "always gave us a job, just like tonight."

"He was our champion and in those days, there were very few," she added.

Though its letters stand for the music Kristal originally planned to present there - country, bluegrass and blues - it quickly came to represent the physical epicenter of early punk and the storied downtown scene of 1970s New York.

Smith's final encore was a quiet poem listing many of the musicians who have died in the years since they played CBGB, but perhaps the more fitting send-off came right before it. The band played the punk staple "Gloria," verging back and forth between choruses of "Gloria! G-L-O-R-I-A!" and "Hey ho, let's go!"

The crowd shook its fists high for the Ramones' classic - an anthem to CBGB and so much more.


I'm sorry to see the club go, as I was there many years ago in the late 70's and saw Patti Smith no less :) but it truly will remain in spirit. Hopefully it will open up again soon. I do wish it was staying here in the East Coast where it should be.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Great Lies of The Music Business

Great Lies of The Music Business

The booking is definite

Your check's in the mail

We can fix it in the mix

This is the best dope you've ever had

The show starts at 8

My agent will take care of it

I'm sure it will work

Your tickets are at the door

It sounds in tune to me

Sure, it sounds fine at the back of the hall

I know your mic is on

I checked it myself

The roadie took care of it

She'll be backstage after the show

Yes, the spotlight was on you during your solo

The stage mix sounds just like the program mix

It's the hottest pickup I could get

The club will provide the PA and lights

I really love the band

We'll have it ready by tonight

We'll have lunch sometime

If it breaks, we'll fix it for free

We'll let you know

I had nothing to do with your marriage breaking up.

The place was packed

We'll have you back next week

Don't worry, you'll be the headliner

It's on the truck

My last band had a record deal, but we broke up before recording the album

Someone will be there early to let you in

I've only been playing for a year

I've been playing for 20 years

We'll have flyers printed tomorrow

I'm with the band

The band drinks free

You'll get your cut tonight

We'll supply someone for the door

You'll have no problem fitting that bass cabinet in the trunk of your car

There'll be lots of roadies when you get there

It's totally compatible with your current program

You'll have plenty of time for a soundcheck

This is one of Jimi's old Strats

We'll definitely come to the gig

You can depend on me

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Robert Plant Releasing His First Music DVD

Robert Plant Releasing His First Music DVD

Friday September 29, 2006 @ 06:30 PM
By: Staff

Robert Plant

If you happened to catch the recent Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation special on PBS, but didn't have a chance to tape the show, Rounder Records/Zoe Vision will release it on DVD on October 24.

The former Led Zeppelin frontman's first music DVD was recorded in front of a small audience at the PBS Soundstage Studios in Chicago last September. He was accompanied by his decidedly un-Zep-like new band, Strange Sensation, who feature: drummer Clive Deamer (Portishead, Roni Size); keyboardist John Baggott (Portishead, Massive Attack); bassist Billy Fuller (Fuzz Against Junk); guitarist Skin (Cast); and multi-instrumentalist Justin Adams (Sinead O'Connor, Jah Wobble).

The 66-minute performance, captured in high-definition and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, features both reworked Zeppelin classics and favourites from Plant's solo career. There are also two bonus tracks, the oft-covered "Hey Joe" and Bob Dylan's "Girl From The North Country."

"You find fresh nuances in the music, and the songs continue to grow with a life of their own," says Plant. "As I've explored the rich musical traditions of North Africa and the Middle East, elements of those musics have worked their way into some of the most unlikely songs — and that kind of constant reinvention keeps your creativity piqued."

Here are the tracks on Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation:

"No Quarter"
"Shine It All Around"
"Black Dog"
"Freedom Fries"
"Four Sticks"
"Tin Pan Valley"
"Gallows Pole"
"The Enchanter"
"Whole Lotta Love"
Bonus tracks:

"Hey Joe"
"Girl From The North Country"

You'll want to add this one to your collection...good stuff!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Beatles' Liverpool haunt named a landmark

Beatles' Liverpool haunt named a landmark

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- A suburban basement where The Beatles played some of their earliest gigs was given protected heritage status by the British government Friday.

The Casbah Coffee Club, created in the home of original Beatles drummer Pete Best, was given Grade II Listed status on the recommendation of conservation body English Heritage. The designation means the venue, which still contains original artwork and musical equipment, is of "special architectural or historic interest" and cannot be demolished.

Best's mother, Mona, created the club in the basement and coal cellar of her Victorian house on the edge of Liverpool after reading about the "beat" clubs popular with teenagers in London.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison -- then billed as The Quarrymen -- played at the club's opening in April 1959 as a last-minute replacement for scheduled headliners, the Les Stewart Quartet.

Best later joined the band, renamed The Silver Beatles and then The Beatles. The band played the Casbah many times until the club closed in 1962. The same year, Best was replaced as drummer by Ringo Starr and The Beatles released their first single, "Love Me Do."

The building, still owned by the Best family, features murals and paintings by members of the band and by Lennon's first wife, Cynthia.

Bob Hawkins of English Heritage said the club was "in a remarkably well-preserved condition ... with wall and ceiling paintings of spiders, dragons, rainbows and stars by original band members along with 1960s musical equipment, amplifiers and original chairs."

"We know of no other survival like it in Liverpool or indeed anywhere else," he said.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.

I'm glad they're doing this.

Roger Waters On The Run Video

Thursday, September 14, 2006

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Led Zeppelin make UK Hall of Fame

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Led Zeppelin make UK Hall of Fame

Led Zeppelin make UK Hall of Fame
Rock group Led Zeppelin, singer Rod Stewart, Beach Boys star Brian Wilson and the late Dusty Springfield are to enter the UK Music Hall of Fame.
Sir George Martin, who produced the Beatles, is to receive a special honour which recognises "his exceptional contribution to British music".

The hall was created in 2004 for groups and singers who are considered to be integral parts of "UK music culture".

Coolness!! They should have made it the first year the hall was created.

Pink Floyd's Nick Mason to Meet Fans & Sign Copies of Pulse

Pink Floyd's Nick Mason to Meet Fans & Sign Copies of 8x Platinum Selling DVD, 'Pulse,' at Midtown Best Buy on Thursday, September 14 - Elites TV - Your Elite News Source
: "Pink Floyd's Nick Mason to Meet Fans & Sign Copies of 8x Platinum Selling DVD, 'Pulse,' at Midtown Best Buy on Thursday, September 14

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will make a rare in-store appearance at the Midtown Best Buy (529 5th Avenue at 44th Street) on Thursday, September 14, beginning at 6 p.m.

Mason will meet and greet fans and sign copies of Pink Floyd's best- selling multi-platinum DVD, 'Pulse,' available at all Best Buy locations.

Shortly after its release, 'Pulse' -- a landmark DVD collection documenting the 1994 Division Bell tour including the band's first-ever filmed performance of 'The Dark Side of the Moon' -- became the #1 music DVD on both sides of the Atlantic topping the charts in Austria, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, the UK and the United States, where debuted with first week's sales of 92,815 units, according to SoundScan. 'Pulse,' which had one of the Top 3 best first week's sales in the United States of any music DVD in history, has gone on to become one of the Top 10 best-selling music DVDs ever.

Nick Mason is the author of 'Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd,' the definitive story of Pink Floyd, a band who's sold 116 million albums worldwide and spent more than a quarter century on the planet's pop charts. Mason first played with Roger Waters and Syd Barrett at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London in 1964, although they wouldn't become Pink Floyd until the following year. "

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

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The Who Add More Tour Dates

More Who Dates:

The Who have added 14 new dates to the North American leg of their world tour. The dynamic force behind The Who, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, will be visiting cities across North America. The Who will kick off their first world tour in over 20 years on September 12th at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center. The legendary rock band is now confirmed to play 38 dates at arenas and amphitheatres across the U.S. and Canada. Please see below for a list of additional show dates:

The Who Tour '06 Additional Dates
Nov. 10 - Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay
Nov. 11 - Indian Wells, CA at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Nov. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT at the Delta Center
Nov. 14 - Denver, CO at the Pepsi Center***
Nov. 17 - Dallas, TX at the American Airlines Center
Nov. 18 - Houston, TX at the Toyota Center
Nov. 20 - Miami, FL at the Bank Atlantic Center***
Nov. 22 - Atlanta, GA at the The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Nov. 27 - Hershey, PA at the Giant Center
Dec. 1 - Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun***
Dec. 5 - Grand Rapids, MI at the Van Andel Arena
Dec. 7 - Omaha, NE at the Qwest Center
Dec. 8 - Minneapolis, MN at the Xcel Energy Center
Dec. 11 - Columbus, OH at the Value City Arena

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Pink Floyd's Waters shows fans all the 'colours' they like - Arts & Review

Pink Floyd's Waters shows fans all the 'colours' they like - Arts & Review

The Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts and its audience members on Saturday night witnessed the true power of rock music. Roger Waters, former bassist and main songwriter for Pink Floyd, brought his acclaimed Dark Side of the Moon Tour to Mansfield this past weekend and delivered the best rock concert that any fan could find today.

I was at this very show and let me tell you it was an event like no other I've been to, your senses come alive. Got to hand it to Roger Waters for putting on an outstanding show. I can only imagine what a full blown Pink Floyd show would be like.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Cobain Doll

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Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) 'Unplugged' 7-Inch Action Figure (Advance Order)
The icon of modern rock is immortalized once again as an action figure. This second action figure is based on his appearance in the 1993 MTV Unplugged special. Cobain comes with his acoustic guitar, a chair, microphone, and music stand. Expertly sculpted and highly detailed, this figure is a must-have for Cobain and Nirvana fans!

Item is due to ship by late December, 2006.

Another doll for your collection.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Rolling Stones in Twickenham Stadium, London 20.8.2006.

Rolling Stones in Twickenham Stadium, London 20.8.2006.

By Malc

It's been over 23 years since we last saw the Rolling Stones live. The date was July 1982 and it was the first of many concerts to feature big name acts performing in Roundhay Park Leeds. We are now in London to see them perform on their A Bigger Bang Tour. I know how much I have changed in nearly 24 years. I hope time has been kinder to Mick, Keith and the crew!
The venue is the Twickenham Rugby Stadium, used for England Rugby Internationals/6 Nations matches. It is a typical stadium arena, with 60,000+ capacity on 3 sides, plus floor seating at a premium price of £125 ( $190 ) and some on stage seating obtained through a ballot/lottery system.

As I approach the arena I resist the temptation to contribute to Mick and Keith's pension fund by forking out £15 ($25 ) for a brochure. Tight you might think, but £15?? Come on!! As my wife Val and I enter the venue it is already buzzing. It's a sell out . Great venue. All seated. I wish more citie sin England had a purpose built venue like this. It's really quite extraordinary that, citizens of a city the size of Birmingham (England's second city) have to travel to the likes of London and Manchester as Birmingham is consistently shunned by large acts on their tours of the UK because of the lack of a big enough venue.

A 60,000 strong roar erupts from the audience as, all at once, they get to their feet to greet the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. The next 2 and a quarter hours fly by as the band effortlessly perform their set spanning 4 decades of music. The set goes from classics from the 60's such as Get Off My Cloud and Ruby Tuesday , through to crowd pleasers from the seventies Brown Sugar and Honky Tonk Women right through to songs from their new album, (Streets Of Love, Oh No Not You Again, Rough Justice). One of my overriding memories of the concert in Roundhay Park all those years ago, was Mick Jagger's enigmatic, pulsating and vibrant performance. Bearing in mind his advancing years I was half expecting his performance tonight to have been adapted somewhat. How wrong was I. For the whole 2+ hours Jagger gyrated and performed on stage with such an immense spellbinding presence it was riveting. Pure entertainment. Jagger's distinctive voice seemed as commanding as ever. He showed his versatility too with a rendition of an awesome Ray Charles number (Night Time Is The Right Time).

Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards put in stellar performances and looked very much the part of two haggered old Rock and Roll party animals. Charlie Watts held it together with aplomb throughout. Considering the length and the pace of the 2 and quarter hour performance, it's a real tribute to the stamina of Charlie who, at sixty four, is just months away from collecting his state pension. I'm not sure how much he is relying on the money from his state pesnion though!

There were great special effects throughout, particularly on Sympathy For The Devil (lots of hellfire flames) and the moving stage during Miss You. The sound was clear and the playing was precise, tight and fluid. Very powerful overall effect. I had not realise dhow good Keef and Ronnie were until this show.

From both a musical and entertainment perspective these guys are just consummate professionals and after tonight's performance , in my eyes , justly deserve to keep their oft touted title of The Greatest Rock and Roll Band In the World ( but only following the demise of the unbeatable Led Zeppelin).

Thank you Malc for sharing this review.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Zep Pendants ROCK!

Just in our new Led Zeppelin pendants!

We have two nice styles of Led Zeppelin pendants. We have the Swan Song Logo and the Zeppelin Text Logo. Both DO NOT come with leather cord or chain, you supply your own to give it the look you want. They're easy to thread in the back with two loops to hold your chain or leather/silk cord. Both pieces are a nice size and are a Myth Gem production. The Zep Text Logo one is 2" X 1/2". The Swan Song one is 2 inches wing to wing and about 1 1/2 inches from arms to legs. Get one for yourself or a nice gift for your Zep friend!

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Hey Zep fans we are glad to say that we will be getting some real cool Zep body jewelry. Will be getting the Swan Song logo belly bar ring and Swan Song logo tongue bar bell. Both are made of 316L surgical steel, 14 Gauge. You can pre-order these right now so you can have yours real soon! No returns on any body jewelry due to health issue, all sales are final sale.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

ZEPPELIN Author Announces Special Book Signing In California

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - LED ZEPPELIN Author Announces Special Book Signing In California

Ralph Hulett, local author and photographer whose work has appeared in Relix, Goldmine and Vintage Guitar magazines and on the television programs VH1 "Behind the Music" and ABC News Downtown, will sign copies of his book, "Whole Lotta Led, Our Flight with Led Zeppelin", answer questions and give limited edition 4x6 LED ZEPPELIN photographs to the first 20 people to purchase books that day at The Rock and Roll Emporium at 205 Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach Saturday, September 2, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Another book for the library :)

Monday, August 28, 2006



FLOYD track COMFORTABLY NUMB has topped a poll of the world's greatest guitar riffs. The song beat off competition from GUNS N' ROSES hit SWEET CHILD O' MINE and LYNYRD SKYNYRD's FREEBIRD, in second and third place respectively. The chart was conducted by UK digital music channel Planet Rock in honour of a return to guitar-based rock - with sales of the instrument in the country rocketing to a staggering GBP100 million ($189 million). The top five guitar riffs are as follows: 1. PINK FLOYD, COMFORTABLY NUMB 2. GUNS N' ROSES, SWEET CHILD O' MINE 3. LYNYRD SKYNYRD, FREEBIRD 4. VAN HALEN, ERUPTION 5. GUNS N' ROSES, NOVEMBER RAIN.
28/08/2006 12:11

What...NO Zeppelin at all in there? The list is just not right without Zeppelin first then Floyd etc, etc, etc. IMO :)

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Box Sets For The Doors & Robert Plant

Rhino Boxes Up The Doors, Robert Plant

Rhino is devoting massive new boxed sets to the careers of the Doors and Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, both of which will arrive in time for the holiday season.

First up on Nov. 14 is the Plant box, "Nine Lives," which includes all nine of his post-Zeppelin solo discs as well as a DVD. Each album has been expanded with bonus tracks, beginning with 1982's "Pictures at Eleven," which includes the non-album cut "Far Post" and a 1983 live version of "Like I've Never Been Gone."

Three live tracks, including a cover of Bob Marley's "Lively Up Yourself," plus the previously unreleased studio cut "Turnaround," are found on 1983's "The Principle of Moments." Two rarities and the B-side "Oompa (Watery Bint)" enrich 1990's "Manic Nirvana," while five non-album tracks and demos will be found on 1993's "Fate of Nations."

Plant's Universal debut, 2002's mostly covers "Dreamland," includes the international-only track "Dirt in a Hole," while last year's "Mighty Rearranger" sports two non-album tracks plus remixes of "Tin Pan Alley" and "The Enchanter." The DVD rounds up 20 music videos as well as a comprehensive interview with Plant, testimonials from artists and admirers and a performance of "Song to the Siren" from a VH1 "Storytellers" taping.

The cleverly named Doors box, "Perception," arrives Nov. 21. It includes the band's original six studio albums remastered on CD, as well as a DVD with a new 5.1 DTS Surround Sound mix, rare audio and video tracks, photos and lyrics.

Highlights from the set include a previously unreleased version of "Indian Summer" from the band's self-titled 1967 debut, unissued takes of "Love Me Two Times" from the same year's "Strange Days" and the 17-minute "Celebration of the Lizard," which has been tacked onto 1968's "Waiting for the Sun."

"The Soft Parade" will include an unreleased take of "Touch Me," the previously unreleased track 'Push Push" and two live performances tapes for New York TV station WNET in 1969. The new version of 1970's "Morrison Hotel" sports eight alternate takes of "Roadhouse Blues" and a brief attempt at Chuck Berry's "Carol," while rehearsal footage of "Crawling King Snake" sees the light of day on the band's swansong, 1971's "L.A. Woman."

In conjunction with "Perception," Hyperion will on Nov. 7 release the Doors' first authorized autobiography, "The Doors by the Doors."

Nice....will have to get both of these box sets when they get released. I tell you classic rock is alive and well.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Syd Barrett's Bike Auction


Two customised bicycles belonging to the late SYD BARRETT are to be auctioned off in Cambridge, England. Barrett, who founded legendary rockers PINK FLOYD in the 1960s, died last month (JUL06) at the age of 60. The musician quit the music industry in 1972 and lived a reclusive life until his death. The bicycles on auction are two that Barrett hand-painted himself and rode every day. Paintings and furniture made by Barrett as well as his writing, art materials will also be up for auction. A spokesperson says, "The auction will consist of items left by Syd in his Cambridge house."
24/08/2006 17:20

Nice to have one of his paintings. I bet they are as vibrant as he was.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

ROBERT PLANT And Current And Former DEEP PURPLE Members Sign On For Charity Event

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ROBERT PLANT And Current And Former DEEP PURPLE Members Sign On For Charity Event: "ROBERT PLANT And Current And Former DEEP PURPLE Members Sign On For Charity Event - Aug. 15, 2006

Launch Radio Networks reports: Robert Plant has signed on for a benefit concert in London that will also feature DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice and former PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord. They'll perform with a house band that includes ex-WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden, ROXY MUSIC guitarist Phil Manzanera, and former PAUL MCCARTNEY keyboardist Paul 'Wix' Wickens. The September 14 event at the Porchester Halls is billed as The Sunflower Jam, and it will raise money for complimentary therapies like spiritual healing, therapeutic touch, reflexology, and aromatherapy massage, which will be administered alongside more traditional cancer treatments, both for patients and their families.

PINK FLOYD's David Gilmour and PROCOL HARUM's Gary Brooker have also been invited, but there's no confirmation yet as to whether they will attend. "

Sounds like a great gig!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

CBGB Goes West


LATEST: New York punk mecca CBGB is moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. After months of speculation as to the future of the club, CBGB boss HILLY KRISTAL - who lost his lease last year (05) - has confirmed he's heading for Sin City. Kristal, who will close CBGB after 33 years on 30 September (06), says, "I intend to take everything out of there that represents CBGB. "We're going to take the bars, the toilets, the urinals, even the doors. We want to re-create the essence of the club." CBGB hosted the New York punk revolution in the mid to late 1970s, staging regular shows for the RAMONES, PATTI SMITH, BLONDIE and TALKING HEADS, among others.
08/08/2006 03:16

They can re-create and take the club to Vegas, but it still wouldn't be the same CBGB that Blondie, The Ramones, Patti Smith and others performed at. What about the actual street where it's located that was part of the whole coolness of CBGB. I am however glad that they are going to try and at least still have it somewhere...long live CBGB and what it represented for us that actually lived the times and were lucky enough to venture into the club when the Punk bands of yesteryear were in full swing. I got my Patti Smith autograph there, how cool is that!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Arthur Lee Passes On


Legendary LOVE star ARTHUR LEE died in a Memphis, Tennessee hospital yesterday (03AUG06) following a battle with leukaemia. He was 61. The ALONE AGAIN OR singer/guitarist passed away at the city's Methodist University Hospital at 5pm local time. His wife DIANE was by his side. Lee's manager MARK LINN says, "His death comes as a shock to me because Arthur had the uncanny ability to bounce back from everything, and leukaemia was no exception. "He was confident that he would be back on stage by the fall." Lee described himself as "the first so-called black hippie" and formed Love in 1965 after moving from his native Memphis to Los Angeles. The psychedelic group's third album, 1968's FOREVER CHANGES, sold few copies on its initial release but has since come to be regarded as one of the most accomplished albums of all time. During the 1990s Lee was imprisoned for six years after firing a gun into the air. He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia earlier this year (06) and underwent three rounds of chemotherapy, all of which failed. In May (06), he became the first adult in Tennessee to have a bone marrow transplant using stem cells from an umbilical cord. A series of benefit concerts were staged for him, including one headlined by ex-LED ZEPPELIN singer ROBERT PLANT, a long-term Love fan, in New York City in June.
04/08/2006 12:22

That big gig in the sky is getter grander and grander...RIP Arthur Lee.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

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

( 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



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.

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 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 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
million listeners a day in the Tri-State area, and Soundcheck features
conversations and live performances from world-famous musicians like
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
Radio at 3:00 PM, archived daily at, and is now available as a

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

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Monday, June 12, 2006

Floyd will reunite, insists former drummer

New Zealand's source for entertainment news, gossip & music, movie & book reviews on 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

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Playlist: Blondie 2000

Playlist: Blondie 2000

Blondie Paint it Black Video

Blondie Paint it Black Video

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

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Hendrix Our Main Attraction

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and cultural icon. Widely lauded by music fans and critics alike, Hendrix is considered by many to be the most influential electric guitarist in rock music history. He achieved worldwide fame in 1967, then headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival before his tragic death in 1970 at the age of twenty-seven.

A self-taught musician, the left-handed Hendrix played a right-handed Fender Stratocaster guitar turned upside down and re-strung to suit him. As a rock guitarist, Hendrix exploited and integrated the sonic tools of feedback and distortion into his music to an extent that previous pioneers (such as The Kinks' Dave Davies, The Yardbirds' Jeff Beck and The Who's Pete Townshend) had never achieved. He built upon the innovations and influence of blues stylists such as B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, and Muddy Waters, as well as rhythm and blues and soul guitarists like Curtis Mayfield, and the traditions of jazz. Hendrix was also inspired by rock pioneer Little Richard, having toured in Richard's back-up band "The Upsetters" before forming his own group in 1966. [1]

Hendrix strived to combine what he called "earth", a blues, jazz, or funk driven rhythm accompaniment, with "space", the high-pitched psychedelic sounds created by his guitar improvisations. He also integrated instruments rarely used in rock, such as the harpsichord, recorder, and glockenspiel. As a record producer, Hendrix was an innovator in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas: he was notably one of the first to experiment with stereophonic and phasing effects during the recording process. Hendrix was also an accomplished songwriter whose compositions have been performed by countless artists.

Jimi Hendrix was inducted into the US Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6627 Hollywood Blvd.) was dedicated in 1994. In 2006, his debut album Are You Experienced was inducted into the United States National Recording Preservation Board's National Recording Registry. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named Hendrix number one on their list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time".

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Bowie Joins Gilmour

David Bowie Joins David Gilmour Onstage

DAVID BOWIE stunned fans in London last night (29MAY06), when he joined DAVID GILMOUR onstage to sing two PINK FLOYD songs. Bowie appeared during an encore at the end of the first of Gilmour's three-night run at the Royal Albert Hall, to make his first UK appearance in nearly two years. After helping Gilmour sing ARNOLD LAYNE and COMFORTABLY NUMB, the Pink Floyd fan was given a standing ovation. Bowie wasn't the only star to help Gilmour - DAVID CROSBY and GRAHAM NASH sang on the title track of the singer's new album ON AN ISLAND and joined him on Pink Floyd's SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND and their own hit FIND THE COST OF FREEDOM.

That must have been cool to witness. Hope we all get to see that on the coming DVD, that Gilmour is suppose to release of these Royal Albert Hall show.
Bowie has always liked Pink Floyd he did years ago See Emily Play.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Plant Returns to Rockfield 25 Yrs Later

BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | South East Wales | Zep singer returns to solo roots

The former Led Zeppelin frontman returned to Rockfield, near Monmouth, to mark the 25th anniversary of his debut album after the group broke up.

He was reunited with guitarist Robbie Blunt and keyboard player Jez Woodruffe for a book on the studio.

The visit was arranged by journalist Jeff Collins, who is compiling a history of the studio, which was founded in the mid-1960s by brothers Kingsley and Charles Ward.

Plant, 57, recalled how he arrived at Rockfield 25 years ago this week, in the wake of Zeppelin's split following the death of the band's drummer John Bonham.

But he told Collins he had not been sure he would make the transition from globe-trotting rock star to a musician with a solo career.

He said: "As far as expectation went, I mean at the age of 32 when your career is finished, anything that came after that was a bonus really.

But it was Plant's decision to record at Rockfield which gave the studios enhanced credibility with generations of musicians, said Jeff Collins.

He said: "Of all the artists that have worked there, the person most talked about is Robert Plant, having been in one of the world's biggest and most successful bands.

"A lot of musicians have seen that his albums were recorded at Rockfield and thought, 'if it was good enough for him, it's good enough for me'."

Plant's 2006 schedule includes gigs in Milan and the USA at the end of May and June and a one-off performance with former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page at the Montreux festival in July.

Hope Robert gets in the studio again and start recording another magnificent record soon.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Big Screen Concerts - David Gilmour

:: Big Screen Concerts - David Gilmour ::

David Gilmour, the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd.

Save by getting your advance price tickets today!

Get your tickets today for this One Night OnlyTM event on May 16th at 8:00pm local.

This event will be in select movie theatres nationwide in the U.S. for Only One Night.

I'll be going to see this.

ROBERT PLANT Helps Raise Money for Children's Hospital

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ROBERT PLANT Helps Raise Money for Children�s Hospital

LED ZEPPLIN's Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, and Lulu raised $3.4 million for charity by playing a gig under the name of RD CRUSADERS last night.

The supergroup raised the cash for a children's hospital while playing for an audience of celebrities and businessmen, including Kevin Spacey and Mohamed Al Fayed at London's Old Billingsgate Fish Market.
The money will be donated to The Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Axl Rose New Guns N' Roses Album Soon - Axl Rose confirms new Guns N' Roses album coming soon

"Rock recluse Axl Rose made a surprise radio appearance to proclaim that Guns N Roses 10-years-in-the-making Chinese Democracy album will finally hit store shelves this fall.
The comments Saturday on Eddie Trunk's syndicated radio show marked the first interview the painfully private Rose has given since his failed 2002 comeback tour, which was abruptly scrapped midway amid riots and canceled shows.
Roses impromptu appearance came when former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, who was co-hosting the show, called Rose's cellphone and patched the call through the studio. "

10 years in the making, hmm it better be good and hope it does come out this fall, but we'll see.

Nick Mason to join Roger Waters at Hyde Park Calling - so now that's half of Pink Floyd!

Nick Mason to join Roger Waters at Hyde Park Calling - so now that's half of Pink Floyd!

Hyde Park Calling, which is happening on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July at London's Hyde Park, have just announced a rather special drummer will be playing with Roger Waters.

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will join Roger Waters at his Hyde Park Calling show on Saturday 1st July, and Mason will play drums on Waters’ performance of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ which is part of the show.

Mason is the only member of Pink Floyd who has remained with the band since its beginning in 1965 and has played on every Pink Floyd album including, of course, the 1973 epic ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’.

So now all they need is Gilmour and Wright to show up and we're in the Pink again :)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Def Leppard & Journey Tour Dates

Def Leppard & Journey Tour Dates

June 2006
23 - Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center
24 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Theater
27 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
28 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
30 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

July 2006
1 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata
3 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
4 - Raleigh, NC - Alltel Pavilion
7 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion
8 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheatre
11 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
13 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
15 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
16 - Antioch, TN - Starwood Amphitheatre
18 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
19 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
21 - Maryland Heights, MO - UMB Bank Pavilion
22 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
24 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
25 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
28 - Selma, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
29 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Centre
30 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

August 2006
15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
16 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
18 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay
19 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
22 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
23 - Chula Vista, CA - Coors Amphitheatre
25 - Concord, CA - Chronicle Pavilion
26 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
27 - Marysville, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
30 - Ridgefield, WA - Clark County Amphitheater
31 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre

September 2006
2 - Boise, ID - Idaho Center (on sale 5/20)
3 - Reno, NV - Events Center (on sale 5/13)
6 - Bonner Springs, KS - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (on sale 5/20)
7 - Ames, IA - Hilton Coliseum (on sale 5/6)
9 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre (on sale 5/19)
10 - Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheatre (on sale 5/19)
12 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom (on sale 5/13)
13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion (on sale 5/5)
16 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga PAC (on sale 5/12)
19 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun (on sale tba)
20 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Center PAC (on sale 5/12)
22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata (on sale tba)
23 - Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center (on sale 5/19)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Led Zeppelin -Rare-Houston '71 Film

Led Zeppelin -Rare-Houston '71 Film

Filmed live by Charles Burwell on August 26th, 1971 at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX.

The original version is silent and runs over 9 minutes. This edit has been synced with audio.
Drone intro courtesy of Bluidmerl, concert audio sync courtesy of Hrannar. The actual concert footage has been left in tact while the pre-show shots have been edited down for space/time.

Added on April 24, 2006, 04:26 PM by Bluidmerl

Radiohead Tour Dates

Radiohead, which hasn't delivered a new studio album since 2003's "Hail to the Thief," has no plans to offer a follow-up this year, but that won't stop the experimental alt-rockers from mounting a North American tour.

The group has lined up a month-long series of two-night stands that begins with a June 1-2 engagement in the Philadelphia and wraps with a June 29-30 booking in Los Angeles. Stops are planned at theaters in a total of seven US and two Canadian cities.

Tour Dates:

June 2006
1, 2 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
4, 5 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
7, 8 - Toronto, Ontario - Hummingbird Centre
10, 11 - Montreal, Quebec - Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
13, 14 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Theater
17 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
19, 20 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre
23, 24 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
26, 27 - San Diego, CA - Bayside Convention Center
29, 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

Monday, May 01, 2006

Keith Richards Fall

Keith Richards is recovering from a concussion after falling out of a tree in Fiji last week. Richards was climbing the tree while on vacation and he was taken to a New Zealand hospital after his fall. Fans gathered outside the hospital on Sunday, and New Zealand's TV3 reported that Richards' wife Patti was seen carrying clothes into the hospital while a security guard carried in three guitar cases.

I think once you get to be around Keith Richards' age you really have to watch what you do. I mean what was he doing climbing that tree anyhow. He should be lounging with a drink in hand, not playing around in some tree like tarzan. Hope he recovers from his fall and his head is fine.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Jeff Beck Fights Off Critics

Jeff Beck fights off critics Blow by Blow - A&E

The 1960s British group the Yardbirds produced three of the finest electric guitar players of the past 40 years. The first, Jimmy Page, went on to become the legendary guitar player of the super-group Led Zeppelin; the second, Eric Clapton, became a household name whose success spans five decades; the third, Jeff Beck, was arguably greater than either of them (which is no small claim) despite never reaching the same pinnacle of commercial success.

I think The Yardbirds were lucky to have had such great talent in all three guitarist: Page, Clapton, Beck. Has there been any other band where that many members were that high a caliber and all living legends?

Friday, April 28, 2006

Page Plant and NO Jones...Again

According to a posting on, LED ZEPPELIN legends Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are scheduled to perform together at the upcoming Montreux Jazz Festival on June 30, 2006 in Montreux, Switzerland as part of a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Also scheduled to appear are Jeff Beck, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King and others. (

So it's looking like this isn't a rumor anymore. Page/Plant united yet again with of course no John Paul makes you wonder. I mean can't they at least try to have JPJ on board at one of these things? It's like JPJ doesn't count, was he even asked to join them on stage? Inquiring minds wanna know! Anyways it's good that part of Led Zep is onstage but what I really want is the 3 of them!!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Roger Waters To Play @ Mansfield MA

Roger Waters to play in Sept
Roger Waters and his band will be performing the entire “Dark Side of the Moon” album plus other selections from his career with Pink Floyd and as a solo artist on Sept. 8 at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield.

Tickets are $132, $79.50, $55, and $37, on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster. To order online, go to w To order by telephone, call 931-2000 in the (508) or (617) area code, or (617) 228-6000.

Wow those tix prices are sky!! Wish I could afford to go though, right now on TM they're only selling the 132 and 79.50 tix maybe when the sale goes public all the tix prices will be up for grabs. Bet it will sell out at those prices too...that's sad that you have to fork over barrels of money for some of these concerts.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

New Mystic Rock Magnet

We just received our new Mystic Rock magnet! Oh I think you will love to hang one of these babies on your fridge :) We will send one along with every tee shirt order. All I will say is that it's just as cool as our 1st magnet.

So go buy some tees and get yours free!! Go Shop!

Blondie On The Rockwalk

Multi-Platinum Rock Act Blondie To Be Inducted Into Hollywood's

Hollywood, CA. (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) -The newest inductees into
prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Blondie emerged as the one of
great pop icons of New York's celebrated late '70s new wave punk scene.
original Blondie was formed in 1974 by art student/guitarist Chris
Stein and
vocalist/songwriter Deborah Harry. Drummer Clem Burke and keyboard
Jimmy Destri joined in 1975. The band played the fabled New York
circuit of CBGB's, Max's Kansas City and Mothers, amassing a major
before recording their first album Blondie in 1976. They followed that
with 1977's Plastic Letters which spawned the No 2 single in the U.K.
"Denis." That summer the band set to work on their third studio album,
Parallel Lines, with producer Mike Chapman. Released in 1978 and
over 25 million copies worldwide, Parallel Lines produced the first
ever No
1 record for Blondie in the U.S. with "Heart of Glass." The highly
group continued to release influential albums and singles such as Eat
to the
Beat, which was released in 1979 and was quickly certified platinum,
they climbed the U.S. charts again, in 1980, with the hit single "Call
from the American Gigolo soundtrack. Autoamerican, also went platinum
produced the No 1 smash "The Tide Is High" while The Hunter, released
1982, included the single "Island of Lost Souls," their final U.S. hit
before Chris fell ill and the group disbanded. After 16 years apart
reformed in 1999 and released their seventh studio album No Exit that
reached No 1 in 14 different countries on the success of the single
They returned again in 2004 with the release of The Curse of Blondie.
Blondie most recently released their Live By Request CD/DVD in 2004 and
their Greatest Hits: Sound and Vision CD/DVD in March of 2006. Blondie
currently on the road for the Road Rage Tour 2006 presented by VH1
For more information on Blondie please visit
Hollywood's RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring
those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting
contribution to
the growth and evolution Rock 'n' Roll, Blues and R&B. Their handprints
signatures will reside alongside other equally accomplished musicians
innovators such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Elvis
Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Marvin Gaye, James Brown,
Wilson, Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker and Earth Wind & Fire among

WHERE: Hollywood's RockWalk
7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA
WHEN: Monday, May 22nd 2006 at Noon
*This event is FREE and OPEN to the public