Thursday, February 28, 2008

Roger Waters Final Gig of Dark Side

Roger Waters announces final Dark Side gigs

by - February 28 2008

Roger Waters has revealed that he will perform the final two performances of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' in the UK in May.

Following previous performances Waters will play the album in its entirety, as well as playing a mixture of Pink Floyd tracks and his own solo material.

The final two performances will take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on May 15th and the O2 Arena in London on May 18th.

(Very cool places to end his run of Dark Side at Liverpool and London. I caught his show when it came to Boston, MA the first time around and it was magnificent to watch and hear Dark Side played live...only wish was that David Gilmour would have been with Roger, as I've never been lucky enough to see and hear David Gilmour play live. But hey the band was just fantastic ;)

Black Crowes Don't Accept Maxim Sorry

Black Crowes Don't Accept Maxim Sorry

by Paul Cashmere - February 28 2008

The Black Crowes manager Peter Angelus has rejected the apology from Maxim magazine after the publication was caught out reviewing an album they had not heard.

Angelus called the apology "self serving damage control".

In a statement he said, "In my opinion, Maxim's fabrication of an album review is highly unethical and indefensible. This issue potentially pertains to all artists and their craft, and a publication which apparently has no respect for either."

Maxim's Editorial Director, James Kaminsky, issued this statement to the media: "It is Maxim's editorial policy to assign star ratings only to those albums that have been heard in their entirety. Unfortunately, that policy was not followed in the March 2008 issue of our magazine and we apologize to our readers."

Angelus responds, "Maxim seems to continue in their attempt to deceive the public with their usage of the word 'entirety.' At the most, Maxim could have only heard the one complete song that has been released to radio, before publishing their 'album review.' It comes as no surprise that Maxim has elected to apologize to their readers now that the world has been informed of their deception; however, that is not full accountability."

In closing, Angelus said, "In my opinion, Maxim's 'apology' is self-serving damage control by failing to mention The Black Crowes. The appropriate action from Maxim is to immediately issue a public apology to The Black Crowes for disparaging both the band and their soon to be released new album 'Warpaint' without having heard the material."

'Warpaint', the first Black Crowes album in 7 years, will be released in March.

(Right on Black Crowes! I dont go much by what reviewers say anyway. I do know that some people do get swayed either way by what some top guy writes. Word of mouth is best. Hope The Crowes album sells even more than it would have :)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Plant/Krauss US Tour Dates

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Featuring T Bone Burnett

2008 Raising Sand World Tour: US Dates

April 19 - Louisville, KY - The Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)
April 20 - Louisville, KY - The Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)
April 22 - Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
April 23 - Chattanooga, TN - Memorial Auditorium
April 25 - New Orleans LA - Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 26 - Birmingham AL - BJCC Arena

June 2 - Roanoke VA - Roanoke Civic Center
June 4 - Uncasville CT - Mohegan Sun
June 5 - Boston MA - Bank Of America Pavilion
June 7 - Canandaigua NY - CMAC
June 8 - Atlantic City NJ - Borgata
June 10 - New York NY - Madison Square Garden Theatre
June 13 - Columbia MD -Washington - Merriweather Pavilion
June 14 - Asheville, NC Asheville Civic Center
June 15 - Manchester TN - Bonnaroo
June 17 - Detroit MI - Fox Theatre
June 19 - St. Louis MO - Fox Theatre
June 21 - Denver CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 23 - Los Angeles CA - Greek Theatre
June 24 - Los Angeles CA - Greek Theatre
June 25 - Santa Barbara CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
June 27 - Berkeley CA - Greek Theatre
June 28 - Lake Tahoe (Stateline NV)- Harvey's
June 30 - San Diego CA - Humphrey's
July 1 -Phoenix AZ - Dodge Theatre

More dates will be announced soon.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss on Crossroads

Led Zeppelin frontman and legendary rocker, Robert Plant, and bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss share the stage in the new episode of CMT Crossroads, which premieres Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. They perform their own classics as well as songs from their new album, Raising Sand. Plant and Krauss were recently nominated for a Grammy in the best pop collaboration with vocals category for the song "Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)" from the same album.

On CMT Crossroads, Plant and Krauss combine his rock intensity with her angelic grace. The two music icons perform songs from the new album including "Please Read the Letter" and "Rich Woman." They also perform Alison Krauss and Union Station's "The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn," as well as Led Zeppelin classics "Black Dog" and "When the Levee Breaks." The pair pays homage to the Everly Brothers with their version of "Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)." Special guest, T Bone Burnett, acclaimed songwriter, performer and Raising Sand producer, joins in the onstage collaboration.

Don't miss this unique show and check out photos from the taping.

(I just love these two artists together, you can feel the spark between them.)