Friday, December 21, 2007

Zeppelin to rock Glastonbury

Led Zeppelin are to headline next year's Glastonbury Festival.

The legendary rock group - who played a sensational comeback concert at London's O2 arena earlier this month - will take to the stage for the world-famous musical extravaganza, in Somerset, England, before embarking on an 18-month world tour.

A source close to the band - Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham, who has replaced his late father John Bonham - said: "It will kick off at next year's Glastonbury after Robert has finished touring with American country star Alison Krauss."

Led Zeppelin first inspired Michael Eavis to organise the Glastonbury Festival after he saw the band perform an open air concert in 1970.

It has also been reported the rockers plan to return to New York's Madison Square Garden - where they played three historic sell-out concerts in 1973 - as part of the globetrotting tour.

Although the group has previously hinted at playing further shows together, there has still been no official announcement.

Earlier this month, frontman Plant said: "It wouldn't be such a bad idea for Led Zeppelin to play together from time to time."

Guitarist Page has previously stated: "It's a bit selfish to do just one show. If that's it, we probably shouldn't have taken the genie out of the bottle."

(C) BANG Media International

(Well it's looking better and better that indeed Led Zeppelin might tour!)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Plant-Krauss Tour Dates

According to, LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert
Plant and bluegrass star Alison Krauss will embark on
a European tour in May 2008 to promote their
collaborative CD, "Raising Sand". In addition to the
"Raising Sand" material, they'll perform songs from
their catalogs — including LED ZEPPELIN's "When the
Levee Breaks" and "Black Dog".

Confirmed dates are as follows:

May 05 - Birmingham, UK @ NIA
May 07 - Manchester, UK @ Apollo
May 08 - Cardiff, UK @ International Arena
May 10 - Düsseldorf, GER @ Philipshalle
May 11 - Brussells, BEL @ Forest National Club
May 13 - Paris, FRA @ Le Grand Rex Theatre
May 14 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Heineken Music Hall
May 16 - Stockholm, SWE @ Hovet (Ice Hall)
May 18 - Oslo, NOR @ Spektrum
May 19 - Bergen, NOR @ Bergenshalle
May 22 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena

Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 14 at 9:00 a.m.

(I'm sure they'll be having some dates here in the states as well. If you haven't picked up the CD do it, it's quite nice!)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Zep Vids From the O2 Arena London

Zep Rocks London!

Led Zeppelin Rock London
by Tim Cashmere - December 11 2007

The much publicised Led Zeppelin reunion show took place in London last night, with all reports saying this show not only lived up to expectations, but blew them out of the water.

The band looked happy on stage and were playing tighter than anyone could've expected, suggesting Page was right when he earlier quipped that they were actually going to be prepared for this show (as opposed to the only other two shows they've played since the death of John Bonham).

The show, which was a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, was acknowledged in a blissful "Ahmet, we did it" after their epic 'Stairway To Heaven'.

I wonder what Hard-Fi's Steve Kemp would've thought?

The complete set list for Led Zeppelin at London's O2 Arena on December 10 was:

Good Times Bad Times
Ramble On
Black Dog
In My Time Of Dying
For Your Life
Trampled Under Foot
Nobody's Fault But Mine
No Quarter
Since I've Been Loving You
Dazed And Confused
Stairway To Heaven
The Song Remains The Same
Misty Mountain Hop
Whole Lotta Love
Rock And Roll

(As was expected :) when you're that great! So glad the show went off well, now we need a DVD pronto for us shmucks that weren't lucky to be there! Oooh but to have been there! Hope there's a tour next year too and that the lads remember us in the US)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Zep BBC Black Dog Snippet

Led Zeppelin Black Dog 10/12/2007

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Set List:

Good Times/Bad Times
Ramble On
Black Dog
In My Time Of Dying
For Your Life
Trampled Underfoot
Custard Pie
Nobody's Fault But Mine
No Quarter
Since I've Been Loving You
Dazed And Confused
Stairway To Heaven
The Song Remains The Same
Misty Mountain Hop
Whole Lotta Love
Rock And Roll

Zep Reunion Gig to Come Out on DVD

AHMET ERTEGUN TRIBUTE CONCERT TO COME OUT ON DVD. Good news for the millions of people who want to go to the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on Monday, but aren't able to - the event will be recorded for a DVD release. The show, which pays tribute to the Atlantic Records co-founder, will feature performances from Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts and, most notably, a reunited Led Zeppelin. There's no word on when the DVD will hit shelves.

(Well today is the historic day in Zep history 12-10-07, the reunion all Zep fans have been waiting for is set to go!! Today also happens to be my birthday :) yay birthday girl what a way to celebrate...unfortunately I will not be at the event, but makes me happy to know that even though not there a DVD will be available of this day!)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New David Gilmour album 2008

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

David Gilmour will release a new album in 2008.

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

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

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

Black Crowes Album Due Out In March

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Warpaint' will be released on March 4.

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

Monday, November 19, 2007

Jimmy Page Interview

Watch video interview with Jimmy Page

Zeppelin reveal secret rehearsals

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

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

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

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

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

Tribute concert

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

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

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

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

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

"Live Aid was pretty shambolic," he said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Story from BBC NEWS:

Friday, November 02, 2007

'Hum' David Harrison CD

David Harrison
probe 69

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

What the reviews have said so far:

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

‘Hum creates an eerie and mysterious otherworld’

‘wistful and dreamlike’ Paul Walters

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

For more information on purchasing the album
please visit website:

Tell the artist that Mystic Rock sent you!

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

Jimmy Page Broken Finger

Broken finger delays Zeppelin gig

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Story from BBC NEWS:

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

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Raising Sand--Plant/Krauss

Plant and Krauss: A most curious collaboration
By Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY

When Robert Plant and Alison Krauss decided to make an album together, even the two singers weren't sure what it might sound like.
"Alison's got one of the most amazing voices on the planet," says Plant, 59. "And it's as different from mine as …" He pauses, clearly at a loss for a comparison that conveys the magnitude. "As mine is to hers, you know? We're so radically opposed, so different."

Raising Sand, released this week, pairs a classic rocker who has been known to detour into '50s rock 'n' roll and Middle Eastern music with an angelic-voiced fiddle prodigy who brought a pop sensibility to bluegrass. Full of twilight tremolo and midnight moans, the collaboration turned out to be an artistically successful endeavor.

Both artists wanted it "to be dark and meaningful and have substance," says Krauss, 36. "Now, how we were going to get to that with both of us was where we were, maybe, foggier."

Krauss is a fan of British blues-rock belters, "but it would have been silly for it to be anything like that," she says. Still, she sounds bluesier than she ever has.

Raising Sand, recorded in Nashville and California with producer T Bone Burnett, taps into shared musical turf. They harmonize on two songs by Byrds co-founder Gene Clark and another pair from the Everly Brothers catalog, but the originals barely hint at the places Plant and Krauss take them. Other songs come from Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, Doc Watson and Naomi Neville.

Shortly after the album was mixed, Krauss played it for two friends whose opinions she valued. One turned to the other and said he couldn't compare it to anything he'd heard before. "And I thought, 'Isn't that about the nicest thing you could ever hope to hear?' "

Plant and Krauss initially sang together at a Leadbelly tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Nashville began buzzing with rumors of a full-scale collaboration shortly after.

What took so long? "We were doing other things which were working," Plant says. In November, he'll reunite for one night in London with his Led Zeppelin bandmates. Krauss had a country hit earlier this year, reworking Missing You with John Waite.

But they're already hinting that Raising Sand might not be a one-time thing.

"This is living music," Plant says. "This can go anywhere. We could make another record next week. We could even write."

Both prefer chasing muses to chasing dollars. "Success has no comparison to inspiration," Krauss says. "This is the stuff that keeps you up at night."

[I bought this CD and all I can say is, it's beautiful! I loved it right away. The tenderness in this music is wonderful. Their voices blend so magically. Great music just to relax by and just get in a nice comfort zone.]

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Page Expects New Zep Songs

Jimmy Page expects new Led Zep songs
Wednesday, October 17 2007, 12:13 BST

By Alex Fletcher

Jimmy Page expects that Led Zeppelin will end up recording new material following their reunion concert.

The guitarist claims that it is almost inevitable that the group will head into the studio after their gig at the O2 Arena on November 26.

Page told Jam! Music: "Look, I'd be really surprised if there wasn't - you know, I mean I just know the way we are.

"We're we're playing we'll probably be coming up with all manner of things.

"And that will be fun. I mean that's what it's all about. Let's do the O2 show, shall we? And then we'll speak to you afterward."

The rocker denied reports that the band were planning to produce a telecast, DVD or webcast from their comeback gig.

Yes, oh yes please, that would be just a dream come true to have brand new music from Led Zeppelin

Friday, September 14, 2007

Zep Tour Could That Be Next

Zep Could a Tour Be Next

RollingStone. com reports: LED ZEPPELIN will reform for
a one-off show at the O2 Arena, London on November 26.
"They're going to play all the great songs that
everybody wants to hear," said promoter Harvey
Goldsmith, who brokered what must surely be the Holy
Grail of rock reunions. "They are the last great rock
gods that remain to be seen," Goldsmith added. "I have
a feeling that this is going to be the largest demand
for one show in history."

Speculation that other ZEPPELIN shows and possibly
even a full reunion tour will follow is running high.
"You have to take it one step at a time," Harvey said.
"Obviously there is a sense of frustration for all the
fans around the world who can't get tickets. I hope
they do something else. But I hope they do it because
they're really enjoying it and because this show is

Hmmm a glimmer of hope there for a full fledge tour, oh yessssssss!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Zep Reunion Nov 26 '07

Well looks like it's gonna happen, the reunion that's been
talked about for eons, but for 1 night only. Oh well
i'm glad the boys are gonna do it :) dancing days are here
again for sure. Lets hope that it's also a pay per view
since so many fans will not be able to attend this event.
A DVD would be nice too.

The surviving members of LED ZEPPELIN have confirmed
they will reform for a special show at London's
22,000-capacity O2 arena on Monday, November 26 as
part of a tribute to Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet
Ertegun, who died last December.

Tickets cost £125 each (approximately $254) and will
be allocated on a lottery basis through the
Ahmettribute. com web site. Names will be chosen at
random. There will be seating and standing tickets and
fans will be able to express a preference at the web

Due the expected unprecedented demand, tickets will be
limited to two per successful applicants per

Tickets will not be available from any other source.
Please do not take adverts or publicise any company
who claims to have tickets. They will not be given

Profits will benefit the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund,
which provides scholarships to universities in the
United States, United Kingdom and Ertegun's homeland,

The bill also includes PETE TOWNSHEND, BILL WYMAN &

Founding members Jimmy Page (guitar), Robert Plant
(vocals) and John Paul Jones (bass) will be joined by
Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham, on drums.

Commented Robert Plant: "During the ZEPPELIN years,
Ahmet Ertegun was a major foundation of solidarity and
accord. For us he WAS Atlantic Records and remained a
close friend and conspirator — this performance stands
alone as our tribute to the work and the life of our
long-standing friend."

ZEPPELIN reformed for Live Aid in 1985 with Phil
Collins on drums. Page and Plant have played together
sporadically since then. A further — brief —
reformation occurred at Atlantic Records' 40th
anniversary bash in New York in 1988 with Jason Bonham
on drums.

Three weeks prior to ZEP's O2 show, Jimmy Page will be
honoured as the Living Legend at the Classic Rock Roll
Of Honour, Classic Rock magazine’s third annual award
show. This year the awards will take place on Monday,
November 5 at London’s prestigious Landmark Hotel.

ZEPPELIN's O2 show is being organised by legendary
promoter Harvey Goldsmith.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Jim Morrison Death Case To Be Re-Opened?

Jim Morrison Death Case To Be Re-Opened?
July 9, 2007

Former New York Times journalist and French nightclub manager Sam Bernett has written a new book in which he claims that Doors singer Jim Morrison died of a drug overdose in a club that Bernett was managing, and not at home in his own bathtub as has been long believed. The testament is contained in Bernett's forthcoming book, The End - Jim Morrison, soon to be published in France, and the allegations are being taken so seriously that French authorities are considering re-opening the investigation into Morrison's death.

In the book, Bernett claims that Morrison died of a heroin overdose in the bathroom of The Rock 'n' Roll Circus nightclub in Paris, where Morrison was living at the time. Bernett says the death was then covered up by two drug dealers who transferred Morrison's body from the club to the singer's apartment and dumped it in the bathtub. Bernett was warned by the club's owners never to tell anybody what had happened.

According to Bernett, Morrison came to the club at 1 a.m. and bought heroin from two men working for Jean de Breteuil, a well known French drug dealer. "Both were French guys in their '20s. I knew what they were up to, and kept an eye out for Jim. He disappeared to the toilets at around 2 a.m.," Bernett told U.K. newspaper The Mail. "Then, about half an hour later, a cloakroom attendant came up to me and told me someone was locked in one of the cubicles and wasn't coming out. It was then that I got a bouncer to smash the door down."

Bernett found Morrison's body slumped on the toilet, and called for one of the club's customers, who was a doctor. After a brief examination, the doctor declared that Morrison was dead, but the two drug dealers insisted that he was just passed out. Then the two dealers lifted Morrison's body out of the toilets and along a corridor that linked the Circus with Alcazar, the club next door which still exists today. Minutes later, a representative of the club's owner allegedly warned Bernett not to tell anyone what had happened, because, "Since Morrison's friends want to take him with them, we have nothing more to do with this story. The club has no responsibility for what happens here. It was a sad accident, certainly, but that's fate. So we saw nothing, we heard nothing, we shut up! OK? It's what we better do to avoid a scandal."

Bernett, who today presents programs on French national radio, tells The Mail he has finally decided to break his silence despite risking prosecution for covering up the death in his club. "I was 26 in 1971," he said. "Today I'm past 60, and want to get rid of my heavy load. At least everything is now out there to be discussed. I've said what I have to say."

According to French law, criminal cases cannot be re-opened after 20 years have passed. However, civil law - as well as international law - may provide an opportunity for investigators to re-open the case. A spokesman for France's Police National said that, "The new evidence will have to be considered," according to The Mail.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Favorite Summer Time Albums

What are some of your favorite summer time albums/cds? Albums that you enjoy hearing that make you think of summer time fun!

Albums that I like that make me feel real summery are:

Blondie Blondie first album
The Doors The Doors first album
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock n Roll
Billy Idol Billy Idol first album
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Stones Bigger Bang to Hit Shelves

Rolling Stones' 'Bang' tour to hit Best Buy shelves on DVD

by Tjames Madison

Just a few months after finishing up the US leg of what their publicist claims is the best-selling tour of all time, The Rolling Stones return with a concert DVD documenting the band's "A Bigger Bang" tour.

The Stones will partner with electronics and entertainment retailer Best Buy for the four-DVD set, titled "The Biggest Bang." The seven-hour collection, which features two complete concerts along with two documentaries, will be available at all Best Buy stores starting June 12.

The package, which will retail in the US for $29.99, can be pre-ordered through Best Buy's website starting today (5/30). The set will also be available in Canada at Best Buy outlets as well as Future Shop stores, and an international release is planned later this summer.

"'The Biggest Bang' DVD set lets fans join us as we traveled around the world," the band said in a press release. "They will go behind the scenes at the Super Bowl, see us play an intimate club show in Toronto and for 2 million people on the beach in Rio, as well as gigs in Shanghai, Buenos Aires and Japan. It features classics but also rarities--songs we've never released before on DVD."

"The Biggest Bang" marks the second time that the legendary rockers have worked with retailing giant Best Buy on a concert DVD. In 2003, the band and the company teamed up on "Four Flicks," an exclusive, four-DVD concert set that became the highest-selling long form concert DVD in US history, according to the retailer.

"'Four Flicks' was great, but practice makes perfect and 'The Biggest Bang' is even better--it's got all the right stuff," said "A Bigger Bang" tour promoter Michael Cohl in a press statement. "It's great to be back with Best Buy, and we're pleased that they have decided to offer fans the same low price as they did with Four Flicks three years ago."

Approaching two years since the band launched its record-breaking outing, the Stones continue to tour behind their latest studio album, 2005's "A Bigger Bang." The group is currently gearing up for a fresh European leg, which kicks off June 5 in Werchter, Belgium.

The full European itinerary is included below.

June 2007
5 - Werchter, Belgium - Werchter Park
8 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Goffert Park
10 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom - Isle of Wight Festival
13 - Frankfurt, Germany - Commerzbank
16 - Paris, France - Stade de France
18 - Lyon, France - Stade Gerland
21 - Barcelona, Spain - Olympic Stadium
23 - San Sebastian, Spain - Estadio de Anoeta
25 - Lisbon, Portugal - Alvalade Stadium
28 - Madrid, Spain - Estadio Vicente Calderon
30 - Almeria, Spain - Estadio Santo Domingo

July 2007
6 - Rome, Italy - Olimpico Stadium
9 - Budva, Montenegro - Jaze Beach
14 - Belgrade, Serbia - Hippodrome
17 - Bucharest, Romania - National Lia Manoliu
20 - Budapest, Hungary - Puskas Ferenc Stadium
22 - Brno, Czech Republic - Outdoor Exhibition Centre
25 - Kiev, Russia - Olympic Stadium
28 - Saint Petersburg, Russia - Palace Square

August 2007
1 - Helsinki, Finland - Olympic Stadium
3 - Goteborg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
5 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken Stadium
8 - Oslo, Norway - Vallehovin Stadium
11 - Lausanne, Switzerland - La Pontaise
13 - Düsseldorf, Germany - LTU Arena
15 - Hamburg, Germany - AOL Arena
18 - Dublin, Ireland - Slane Castle
21, 23, 26 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Arena

Is this one of the longest tours in rock history? Sure seems it. Imagine all the money they've generated from this tour alone and now a DVD for those that didn't get to see them.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Doors Exhibit To Open At Rock Hall

Doors exhibit to open at Rock Hall of Fame

Los Angeles rock icons the Doors said they are looking forward to celebrating their 40th anniversary with a new exhibit this week.

Break on Through: The Lasting Legacy of the Doors opens Friday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, after a reception with surviving band members the night before. The exhibit will include handwritten lyric manuscripts, instruments and amplifiers and some of the late singer Jim Morrison's poetry books.

It's very cool to have it happening, said keyboardist Ray Manzarek. We don't pooh-pooh the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Jim wouldn't do that, either. Here we are 40 years later, and people are still playing 'Light My Fire;' as they said in the '60s, groovy!

Morrison died in 1971 in Paris from a drug overdose. The group broke up in 1973 but Manzarek and guitarist Robbie Krieger have been playing Doors songs with a new group they've assembled, which is known as Riders on the Storm.

The surviving Doors are planning to release an authorized documentary in 2008.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Publication date: 23 May 2007

Source: UPI-1-20070523-07190300-bc-us-thedoors.xml

Friday, May 18, 2007

New Doors Live in Boston CD

New Doors Live in Boston CD

Featuring more than three hours of music and mayhem, LIVE IN BOSTON finds keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger at the peak of their powers as Jim Morrison leads them on a booze-fueled romp through "Roadhouse Blues" and "Light My Fire," plus mind-bending journeys for "When The Music's Over" and Elvis Presley's "Mystery Train."

Track Listing:

Disc 1 - First Show [Total Time 77:59]

1. Start [1:44]
2. All Right, All Right, All Right [0:13]
3. Howling & Moaning [0:40]
4. Roadhouse Moan [0:34]
5. Roadhouse Blues [4:48]
6. Ship Of Fools [6:34]
7. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) [2:02]
8. Back Door Man [2:17]
9. Five To One [10:26]
10. When The Music's Over [15:00]
11. Rock Me [7:03]
12. Mystery Train [7:15]
13. Away In India [1:54]
14. Crossroads [5:14]
15. Prelude to Wake Up! [0:48]
16. Wake Up! [1:33]
17. Light My Fire [12:07]

Disc 2 - Second Show
[Total Time 70:22]

1. Start [1:22]
2. Break On Through [8:12]
3. I Believe In Democracy [0:33]
4. When The Music's Over [14:19]
5. Roadhouse Blues [5:53]
6. The Spy [5:43]
7. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) [1:40]
8. Back Door Man [2:27]
9. Five to One [7:05]
10. Astrology Rap [0:38]
11. Build Me A Woman [4:18]
12. You Make Me Real [2:58]
13. Wait A Minute! [0:52]
14. Mystery Train [8:26]
15. Away In India [2:27]
16. Crossroads [3:21]

Disc 3 - Second Show Continued
[Total Time 36:17]

1. Band Intros [0:35]
2. Adolf Hitler [0:23]
3. Light My Fire [5:47]
4. Fever [0:23]
5. Summertime [7:26]
6. St. James Infirmary Blues [0:49]
7. Graveyard Poem [1:13]
8. Light My Fire [1:45]
9. More, More, More! [0:19]
10. Ladies & Gentlemen [0:13]
11. We Can't Instigate [0:13]
12. They Want More [1:16]
13. Been Down So Long [6:46]
14. Power Turned Off [9:08]

You can pre-order CD & Exclusive T-shirt at the Doors Official Store:

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Zep Rollercoaster


Rock legends LED ZEPPELIN have been honoured with their own themepark ride. The new Led Zeppelin rollercoaster is currently under construction at the upcoming Hard Rock themepark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The ride, a 150-foot-tall (45 metres) steel rollercoaster with a Zeppelin theme, will open next year (08).

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Led Zeppelin's stairway to theme-park heaven

By Gene Sloan, USA TODAY
First Aerosmith gets its own theme-park ride. Now Led Zeppelin. The creators of the Hard Rock theme park, under construction in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will announce details today of the park's signature ride: a 150-foot-tall steel roller coaster with a Led Zeppelin theme. The looping attraction is one of more than 40 rock 'n' roll-themed amusements planned for the 140-acre theme park. It's scheduled to open in spring 2008.
The park, built by private investors under license from Hard Rock International, which operates 123 Hard Rock Cafes and eight Hard Rock Hotels, is the first major new park planned for the USA in nearly a decade. As on the Aerosmith coaster, which made its debut in 1999 at the Disney-MGM Studios park near Orlando, riders on Zeppelin will experience a musical immersion from speakers.

"Led Zeppelin are the icons of hard-rock music," says the park's CEO, Steven Goodwin. "Parents and kids alike can relate to the band's music."

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ozzy's New Album

Ozzy Readies New Album
by Daniel Zugna - April 12 2007

Ozzy Osbourne is set to release what he sees as the "true follow-up" to his classic 1991 solo album 'No More Tears'.

Tracks from 'Black Rain', Ozzy's first studio album in six years, can be sampled at Ozzy's website.

Ozzy's touring band – guitarist Zakk Wylde, bassist Blasko and drummer Mike Bordin – all play on the album, with Ozzy singling out Wylde for specific praise, saying he "plays some amazing stuff as always".

The album sees Ozzy tackling subjects such as war, the environment and drugs. He also pays tribute to his loyal fans on two tracks, 'Here For You' and 'Lay Your World On Me'.

'Black Rain' is released in the US on May 22. Ozzy tours in support of the album from May through July, before headlining this year's free OzzFest touring spectacle.

Glad that the Ozz man is releasing some new stuff :) Long live Ozzy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Rush Tour Dates

Rush: The Snakes & Arrows world tour dates are as follows:

13-June Atlanta
15-June West Palm Beach, FL
16-June Tampa, FL
18-June Charlotte, NC
20-June Raleigh, NC
22-June Virginia Beach, VA
23-June Bristow, VA
25-June Pittsburgh
27-June Boston
29-June Scranton, PA
30-June Saratoga Springs, NY
2-July Wantagh, NY
4-July Buffalo, NY
6-July Camden, NJ
8-July Holmdel, NJ
9-July Uncasville, CT
18-July Calgary, AB
20-July Seattle
21-July Portland, OR
23-July Los Angeles
25-July Irvine, CA
27-July Phoenix
28-July Las Vegas
30-July San Diego
1-Aug. San Francisco
3-Aug. Concord, CA
4-Aug. Sacramento, CA
6-Aug. Salt Lake City
8-Aug. Denver
11-Aug. Dallas
12-Aug. San Antonio, TX
14-Aug. Houston
23-Aug. Kansas City, MO
24-Aug. St. Louis
26-Aug. Indianapolis
28-Aug. Detroit
30-Aug. Cleveland
1-Sept. Cincinnati
2-Sept. Columbus, OH
6-Sept. Milwaukee
8-Sept. Chicago
9-Sept. St. Paul, MN
12-Sept. London, ON
14-Sept. Quebec City, Quebec
15-Sept. Montreal, Quebec
19-Sept. Toronto
21-Sept. Ottawa,ON
3-Oct. Glasgow, Scotland
5-Oct. Newcastle, England
6-Oct. Sheffield, England
9-Oct. London, England
10-Oct. London, England
11-Oct. Birmingham, England
14-Oct. Manchester, England
16-Oct. Rotterdam, Netherlands
17-Oct. Rotterdam, Netherlands
19-Oct. Oberhausen, Germany
21-Oct. Mannheim, Germany
23-Oct. Milan, Italy
26-Oct. Oslo, Norway
27-Oct. Stockholm, Sweden
29-Oct. Helsinki, Finland

Friday, March 16, 2007

Rock Autism Campaign

Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey & Steven Tyler among arists in autism campaign

Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, and Steven Tyler are among those contributing to a new campaign against autism. The three frontmen will be featured in a new initiative called "Rock Autism" that begins April 1st, since April is Mark Autism Awareness Month. The campaign will start with a public service announcement on VH1 Classic starring Plant, Daltrey, Tyler, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of Kiss, Motley Crue's Vince Neil and Tommy Lee, Ronnie James Dio, and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister.

"Rock Autism" will use public service announcements, news breaks on VH1 Classic, and an-air fundraising stunts including "Pay To Play," during which VH1 Classic will play requested videos in exchange for donations. Proceeds will go to the Cure Autism Now Foundation, which funds research into treatments and a cure for the neurobiological condition that affects one in every 150 children born today.
The Rock Radio online

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Heart's Ann & Nancy Wilson Still Rock Us

When Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart roll in with their entourage on Friday, they'll have an instant connection with the valley.
"My husband's from Indio," says Nancy Wilson of her mate, rock writer, film director and former Indio resident, Cameron Crowe. "So what's the place like? What should I know?"

What Wilson should know is that when Crowe was growing up out here, the valley was starved for entertainment. But that's not true anymore. Heart's coming to the valley for a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, which also happens to be Nancy's birthday.

Real rockers

Unlike the girl bands who came before Heart, the Wilson sisters could really rock. Nancy played guitar with all the accomplishment of any guy, while Ann's vocals alternately soared to the heights of the purely angelic, like Stevie Nicks, and raw energy of Robert Plant or Roger Daltry. They paved the way for other powerhouse girl singer like Pat Benatar and Rindy Ross who followed a few years later.
"Yeah, we were more like a Led Zeppelin," Nancy says of their style of rock. "We had the versatility and we could crank it out (like Zeppelin) or do the ballads, which was pretty cool. And there weren't any other bands with a girl playing lead (guitar)."

Thought of at first as a novelty in the rock world, the Wilsons and the rest of the band showed they had the chops to rock with the best of them. Songs like "Kick It Out," "Little Queen" and "Barracuda" showed they weren't just trying to keep up with the boys, but had developed their own style that blended a little metal with classic rock and R&B.

A little background

The reason, Nancy says, for their confidence in keeping up with and besting the boys came from being raised in a military family. "It came from my mom," she says. "We were a Marine Corps family and a lot of the time, my dad wasn't around. We didn't have a lot of gender-specific role models."
With the family living in Seattle in the early 1970s, Ann, who is four years older than Nancy, left home first and joined a band initally called The Army, and later White Heart. The group included Steve Fossen and the Fisher brothers, Roger and Mike, in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1970, with Nancy following four years later. With the sisters fronting the band, they changed the name to Heart and made a name for themselves in the Northwest.

A regional hit version of Dreamboat Annie, with "Crazy On You" and "Barracuda," sold fairly well and eventually was picked up by Capitol. Over the next five years and four albums, the women kept rock, but their popularity waned in the early '80s. In the mid-'80s Heart regained its momentum with the release of their self-titled Heart in 1985 that produced four top 10 hits in "What About Love?," "Never," "These Dreams" and "Nothin' at All."

Back to reality

These days touring is more of a family affair, with various kids (both Ann and Nancy have two each) and sister Lynn who is the band's wardrobe lady (and her kids). "It makes it a lot nicer," Nancy says. "We're all really comfortable with each other. And being in business with your sister isn't bad."
They still rock, playing not only old favorites, but tunes from their latest disc, Jupiter's Rising, released in 2004, along with oldies like the Zeppelin's "Rock 'n' Roll."

"There's still a lotta rock in us," she says. "We still love what we do."

I remember seeing Heart a couple of time in the 70's when they were a new band and they always did a few Zeppelin songs at their shows. Haven't seen them since, but hear they still do some Zep songs.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Boston's Lead Singer Dies

Brad Delp (lead singer of the band BOSTON) has died.

I remember back in the late 70's that first Boston album and how everyone in the world seemed to have and play that record. I always loved the cover art to both the first LP and their 2nd. Brad joins that big gig in the sky that keeps getting bigger. "gonna hitch a ride head for the other side"...
Rest in Peace Brad, very sad.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Ertegun's death ended Honeydrippers plans

Ertegun's death ended Honeydrippers plans

January 13, 2007


DETROIT -- The death of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun in December put the kabosh on a new Honeydrippers album that Robert Plant planned to record this year.
Plant says he and Ertegun began talking about the project -- a followup to the platinum 1984 EP ''Volume One,'' which featured Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Nile Rodgers, among others -- after Plant was part of a tribute to Ertegun last June at the 40th annual Montreux Jazz Festival.

''We agreed to carry on and create a Honeydrippers thing a little bit later on in 2007,'' says Plant. ''He was suggesting material and stuff like that. I knew he was thrilled with the idea of it, and so was I.''

But Plant decided there was no reason to continue the project without Ertegun's involvement. ''I would only do it because I wanted the whole rapport with him and his history,'' Plant says.

The former Led Zeppelin frontman recently did some writing in Wales with his band, Strange Sensation, but he's also been recording in the United States with Alison Krauss and T-Bone Burnett.

''It's amazing. It's otherworldly,'' Plant says of the latter, which also includes guitarist Marc Ribot. ''I don't really know how to describe it. ... It's just very unique and very strong and very emotive.''

Plant would not predict when either project will be released but did say, ''It obviously is not gonna be very long.'',CST-FTR

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Are You Experienced? We Want You

Are You Experienced? We Want You...

Are You Experienced? We Want You...

We want to add your experiences/rock moment to Mystic Rock's website.
Email it to me at our website. Does not have to be long. Make sure to
include a first name or nickname and where you are from, your town and
state/country. If we do use your post on our website it might be
edited to fit the page we plan to post it to. Right now we are in
the process of collecting stories and we would like to hear yours!

Tell us about your encounter upon meeting a favorite band or artist
or going to a cool rock concert, a book signing, video screening,
backstage party, your experience at famous landmarks associated with
rock, like the rock walk, the hall of fame, recording studios etc.
In particular if you have ever met any classic rock idols, but it can
be of anyone you consider cool so long as it's rock. I know that
many people would be very interested in reading your account.