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!

Swan Song Pendant

Zep Text Logo Pendant

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New Zeppelin Body Jewelry

Special Led Zeppelin Body Jewelry!

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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Zep Tongue Barbell

Zep Belly Ring

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