Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Faces New Album Wrapped Up

The Faces Complete New Album

by Paul Cashmere - January 22 2009

Unconfirmed newspaper reports from the UK suggest that The Faces have wrapped up work on their first album in more than three decades.

Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones are said to have recorded the album during some whirlwind sessions in Costa Rica, Bermuda and Miami, Florida.

The Faces only made four albums, the last being ‘Ooh La La’ in 1973. The big one was ‘A Nod Is As Good As A Wink … To A Blind Horse’ in 1971. It featured the now classic ‘Stay With Me’, still a staple of the Rod Stewart setlist.

The Faces reunion is one of the most anticipated reunions in years. Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, has confirmed that he will take the place of original bass player Ronnie Lane, who died in 1997.

The Faces broke up in 1974 just as Rod Stewart became a superstar. Ron Wood went on to join the Rolling Stones.

The last complete performance by the band was in 1986 when they reformed at the end of one of Stewart’s shows for the encore. Ronnie Lane sang from a wheelchair but was in advanced stages of multiple sclerosis at that stage. Bill Wyman played bass that night.

The Faces were one of the most influential UK bands of the 70s. Their sounds are heard in recordings by Primal Scream and The Black Crowes.

(Now that's what I call fast work! Wish a certain band that I love would get their gear together, even if it means an instrumental album. Can you guess what band I'm referring to? )

Thursday, January 08, 2009

No More Zep!

Despite yesterday's widely circulated quotes from Jimmy Page's manager Peter Mensch, he has now told Music Radar that "Led Zeppelin are over! If you didn't see them in 2007, you missed them. It's done. I can't be any clearer than that." He added, "They tried out a few singers, but no one worked out. That was it. The whole thing is completely over now. There are absolutely no plans for them to continue. Zero. Frankly, I wish everybody would stop talking about it."

Source: FMQB

(Gutted...oh well it was a bit far fetched I guess to hope for something to come out of the 07 gig. It's over but the crying!! I missed them, so what about at least a DVD for us poor smucks that didn't get in to see the mighty Zeppelin hmm???)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

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Monday, January 05, 2009

The Dead - Concert Dates

By Tjames Madison / LiveDaily Contributor

The surviving members of the Grateful Dead will hit the road as The Dead for the first time in five years this spring, with the band unveiling plans for a month-long tour.

Original Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will once again be joined onstage by Gov't Mule/Alllman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes, who also toured with the band during 2004's "Wave That Flag" tour. Keyboardist Jeff Chimenti will round out the lineup during the outing, which kicks off April 12 in Greensboro, NC. The 16-city trek will run through a May 10 show in Mountain View, CA. Details are below.

April 2009
12 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
14 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
15 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
17 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
18, 19 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
21 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena
22 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena @ Casey Plaza
24 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
25 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
26 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
28, 29 - E. Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center

May 2009
1,2 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
5 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
7 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
9 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
10 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater


Saturday, January 03, 2009

Robert Plant Honored by the Queen

Robert Plant CBE

by - January 3 2009

Led Zep singer Robert Plant has been honored by the Queen.

Robert Plant has been named a CBE in honour his services to music.

The former Led Zeppelin star sold more than 200 million albums with the band, who formed in 1968 and split 12 years later.

Plant has since found solo fame, winning a Mercury Music Prize nomination this year for Raising Sand, his collaboration with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.

Although Led Zeppelin reformed for a one-off show last year, the Worcestershire-born singer has refused to take part in further reunions.

But the band are rumoured to be rehearsing with a replacement for a 2009 tour.

The New Year Honours list, announced today, also named jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine as a CBE.

(Congrats Robert! Besides working with Alison Krauss I wonder what else is inspiring Robert these days - obviously not working with his former mates.)