Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Genesis of Freemasonry-Interview - Dr David Harrison

The Genesis of Freemasonry-Interview With Dr David Harrison

Check out these very interesting vids of author Dr. David Harrison speaking about his new book 'The Genesis of Freemasonry' This book has gotten lots of positive reviews and is also shaking the world of Freemasonry!

part 1

part 2

part 3

Thursday, September 24, 2009

KISS, Red Hot Chili Peppers among Rock Hall nominees

KISS, Red Hot Chili Peppers among Rock Hall nominees

By Jon Zahlaway / LiveDaily Senior Writer

ABBA, Darlene Love, Donna Summer, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, KISS, Laura Nyro, LL Cool J, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chantels, The Hollies and The Stooges make up the 12 artists nominated for possible induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

A voting process will whittle the field down to five acts who will be inducted into the Rock Hall during the 25th Annual Induction Ceremony, set to take place March 15 at New York City's Waldorf Astoria. The five inductees will be chosen via ballots sent to 500 members of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
In January, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will announce which of the aforementioned 12 acts will make up the class of 2010.

Artists are eligible for nomination 25 years after releasing their first recording. This year's group of nominees had to have released their first single or album no later than 1984.

In March of this year, Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Bobby Womack, and Little Anthony and the Imperials joined the Rock Hall's ranks.


(Well some of these artists are not rock artist but I suppose these nominees for the Rock Hall are from all genres now. Of these nominees I'd say Kiss, Donna Summer, Abba, The Stooges, The Hollies should get in.)

Friday, September 04, 2009

Nirvana Live Album Coming

nirvana Pictures, Images and Photos

Nirvana Live Album Coming

by Paul Cashmere

The never-before released 1992 Nirvana concert at the Reading Festival will be released on CD and DVD in October.

The 1992 concert featured pretty much the entire Nevermind album but also three unrecorded at the time songs that would finally make their way to the In Utero album 2 years later. ‘All Apologies’, ‘Dumb’ and ‘tourette’s’ were brand new for the crowd.

Nirvana also included two covers in the set. ‘The Money Will Roll Right In’ was by Fang and ‘D-7’ was by The Wipers.

Only two of the 25 tracks have been previously released.

Nirvana Live At Reading will be released on October 30.


Drain You
In Bloom
Come As You Are
About A Girl
Lounge Act
Smells Like Teen Spirit
On A Plain
Negative Creep
Been A Son
All Apologies
Stay Away
Spank Thru
Love Buzz*
The Money Will Roll Right In
Territorial Pissings

*not included on CD

Source: http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=9150

Michael Jackson Finally Buried

Michael Jackson Finally Buried
by Paul Cashmere - September 4 2009

Mourners including film star Elizabeth Taylor have gathered at the Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, California to farewell Michael Jackson.

More than two months after his death, Michael has finally been laid to rest.

Jackson will remain at the famed star-studded cemetery where names like Walt Disney, Clark Gable, W.C. Fields and Jean Harlow were buried.

On family will get to visit Jackson. He has been placed in a mausoleum that contains a full sized replica of da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’.

Jackson was 50 when he died on June 25. He would have turned 51 last week.

His death has been official called homicide and the prime suspect in the death is his doctor Conrad Murray.
At this stage, charges have not been filed against the doctor.

source: http://undercover.com.au/News-Story

(Wow that was a long wait for MJ, may he rest in peace.)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Stones Deny Charlie Is Leaving The Band

Stones Deny Charlie Is Leaving The Band

by Paul Cashmere - September 3 2009

It looks like only time will tell until we really know if Charlie Watts has hung up his drumsticks in the Rolling Stones.

A source close to the band told Undercover that Charlie has decided not to return to the Rolling Stones and has no interest doing another tour or recording on the next album.

The source also named Charlie Drayton from Keith Richards` other band The Expensive Winos as being prepped for the vacated drum stool.

The loss of Charlie Watts would be a major blow to the Stones. His impeccable timing is the backbone of their sound.

Yesterday’s story has gone right to the centre of the Stones empire with an announcement from Stones spokesperson Fran Curtis calling it a ‘”fabricated story”. Not quite. The story did not come from an anonymous email or from someone unconnected to the band. It was a reliable source.

The next phase of the Rolling Stones is yet to be announced. There is nothing on the calendar so far for 2010. The next major benchmark for the band will be in 2013. January 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of when Charlie joined the band.

Right now, we will take on board at face value the statement from Curtis saying “drummer Charlie Watts has not left The Rolling Stones” and look forward to hearing about what the Stones will do next.

Not every official announcement about an artist always turns out to be true. Not every reliable source always turns out to be right either.

Undercover does not make up stories. We write about what we hear Charlie has left the band.

Undercover is sticking by the absolute truth of the story until Charlie Watts himself denies it.


09/09/09 Is Beatles Day!

Cover Story: 09/09/09 Is Beatles Day!
By Mike BaconThe Beatles
(© Apple Corps Ltd, 2009)

Radio celebrates the release of the Fab Four’s remastered catalogue and
The Beatles: Rock Band video game.


09/09/09 isn’t “666” upside down, nor is it a missing clue related to the “Paul Is Dead” myth that swept the music universe decades ago. September 9, 2009 is an enormous celebration for fans of Liverpool’s Fab Four, thusly dubbed “Beatles Day” on 100 radio stations all across the country. Each station is eagerly promoting the release of The Beatles’ entire re-mastered catalogue and the much-ballyhooed unveiling of The Beatles: Rock Band video game by breaking from normal programming from Labor Day weekend to 9/9/09 with hours of special content, playback of the newly minted masters, contests and other Beatles fare.

The main thrust of the campaign, the CDs, are packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. On the same date, two new Beatles boxed CD collections (Beatles In Stereo, Beatles In Mono) will also be released.

The albums have been re-mastered by engineers at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London over a four-year period utilizing state of the art recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release.

Participating radio stations are promoting the event accordingly, with some stations, such as Rock WRXP/New York, going the extra mile (or 1000) by broadcasting The Rock Show with Matt Pinfield and Leslie Fram remotely from Abbey Road Studios on the big day (a prospect that has ‘RXP programmer and show co-host, Fram, ”giddy." We’re jealous, LF). 101.9 RXP will be giving away Rock Band video games, the CDs, catalogues, and airing a special edition of “RXP In The UK,” playing British Invasion bands.

Triple A KCMP “The Current” in Minneapolis will be celebrating the Beatles throughout the month of September with various on-air and online components. The Current will have CDs, the video game, an Xbox Game System, and a Beatles Gold Record plaque to give away to its listeners.

While The Beatles: Rock Band weighs in heavily on the minds of its listeners, KCMP PD Jim McGuinn says, “We decided to use the re-mastering of the CDs as a great excuse to try to re-examine the impact of the Beatles on music. So we’re building out a big web component with our hosts splitting up reviews of each record, with guest commentaries from local writers on topics like the movies, impact on fashion, pop culture, several mini-polls (Best covers? Best film? Most overrated songs?), and thought starters to engage the audience to participate, plus a big listener driven countdown to wrap it all up at the end of September. Along the way we’re going to review an album a day with each DJ picking a track as we run through the catalogue.”
(© Apple Corps Ltd, 2009)

“While we’re really known here for our commitment to new music and bands,” McGuinn continues, “why not try to put the Beatles into a new context, not just a worshipful classic rock perspective, but from the viewpoint of a station that is at the forefront of music and new music? That’s the fun part about this for me.”

Classic Rock 97 Rock (WGRF/Buffalo) has been getting its audience involved by taking listener votes at their website to tabulate the “Top 97 Beatles Songs According To You” to air on 9/9 beginning at 9:09 a.m.

In addition, 97 Rock has digitally created a two-hour Beatles concert featuring live versions of Beatles classics performed by the band’s members during solo tours. The broadcast lets the listener experience what it might sound like if the Beatles were alive and well and performing together today. The concert will air on Labor Day at 6 p.m. and again on September 9th at 9 p.m.

At KINK/Portland, resident Beatles expert, Archer, has assembled clips of the Beatles talking about many of their songs, which KINK will play as intros. They’ll play the entire Beatles re-mastered catalogue in “AlphaBeaticle” order starting at 6 a.m. “The Beatles get credit for reinventing Rock and Roll to the style that is still prevalent today,” says KINK PD Dennis Constantine. “Without the Beatles, radio would sound completely different today.”

“This has been one of the best classic rock promotions roll out in several years,” adds WCSX/Detroit PD Doug Podell. “Not only has this given a shot in the arm to classic rock stations, but also to the Beatles, their fans and Beatles collectors around the world”.

While many across the country count themselves as Beatles aficionados, one radio personality in particular takes the release of the re-mastered catalogue extremely close to heart: “As a radio guy, music lover and lifelong Beatles fan, it is an honor for me to not only have these sets two weeks early to review and produce for my syndicated Breakfast With The Beatles radio show, but to even have lived to see these re-masters come to fruition!,” WMGK/Philadelphia host Andre Gardner shares. “For many years, Beatles fans have lamented the, by and large, sub-par quality that was evident in the original CD re-masters, and now...FINALLY...we can hear this precious material the way it was meant to be heard. Allen Rouse and his team at Abbey Road have done a remarkable job, and even with the bar set very high as far as expectations go, I think he exceeded them.” Click here to read about the re-mastering process, as Retro-Active's Ken Sharp recently spoke with Abbey Road engineer Allan Rouse, who provided the inside skinny on this illustrious project.
(© Apple Corps Ltd, 2009)

The Philadelphia Classic Rocker is also adding a texting component to their campaign, “We'll be playing a Beatles song every hour between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on 9-9-09. When listeners hear one, they can TEXT the name of their favorite Beatle - John, Paul, George or Ringo to MGKMGK (645645),” WMGK Promotions Director Dan Fein explains. “If our computer selects their text, they'll win the fourteen album stereo box set and a copy of the Beatles: Rock Band video game on their choice of Xbox, PlayStation or Wii.”

Triple A WRNR/Baltimore is commemorating the re-issues with a clever “Pick-A-Paul Song” contest that challenges listeners to select a Paul McCartney song and rewrite a verse or two in an attempt to “perfect perfection.” The winner nabs a trip for two to see Sir Paul at Fenway Park in Boston. Tickets to see him perform at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C will also be given away in a week-long celebration of The Beatles music. The big payoff will come in the form of forced listening call-in contests and giveaways, culminating in winners being qualified for a trip for two to visit Liverpool to take the Magical Mystery Tour.

This is the first time that 100 radio stations in major markets across the U.S. will break from traditional programming on one weekday to highlight one artist through music, features, contests and special programming. At the forefront of this monstrous radio marketing endeavor is EMI Music North America Radio Marketing Manager, Angelo Scrobe. Angelo approached FMQB some months ago with his idea of The Beatles taking over the American airwaves. It seemed like a daunting task at the time. Now a few days in, and with his campaign in full gear, the end result couldn’t be any more clear – 9/9/09 is truly Beatles Day.


(I'm loving this Beatle's Day :)