Thursday, April 29, 2010

McCartney Glad The Beatles Never Reformed

Paul McCartney Glad The Beatles Never Reformed

by - April 29 2010

Paul McCartney has called the fact that The Beatles never reformed "a blessing".

The musician – who quit the Fab Four in 1970 – admits the possibility of him, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr reuniting was often discussed but never happened, and Paul thinks it was for the best.

He said: 'There was a bit of talk of The Beatles at certain points. What used to happen was three of us would fancy it and then maybe George or John or I wouldn’t. In a way it was a blessing. We’d done it, why spoil it? Whether it’s god given or not those four people was a pretty good mix.'

Paul, 67, also admits he is a better writer of emotional material as opposed to his late bandmate John whose music became politicised after The Beatles split.

He added in an interview Q magazine: 'You can’t have it all, I’ve written songs more about emotions. Like 'Eleanor Rigby’ is about loneliness. Love songs like 'Maybe I’m Amazed’. That’s my forte. I'd love to write more protest songs, but I don’t think I have the knack for it that other people do. I’ve complained about situations but they’re not necessarily my better songs.'


(Paul did always have those beautiful songs of love & the early Beatles songs were often about love. What made the Beatles so special is that each brought to the band a little piece to compliment each other . George was the spiritual ones, John the rebel, Ringo the funny one and Paul had/has heart. Together they became a breathing living entity.)

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Steampunk Festival - May 1 Waltham MA

{This sounds like it will be a fun and very inspirational festival. I'm planning on attending as I'm really loving everything Steampunk!! I'm also creating some steampunk inspired jewelry which I'm slowly loading to my new Etsy shop. You can visit my Etsy right from this blog just click on the right handside where you see My Etsy store items. If you're anywhere near the Boston area try and make it out I'm sure you will have a great time.}

Steampunk Festival
Celebrating Everything Steampunk!

Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
Street: 154 Moody Street
City/Town: Waltham, MA

Join us for the New England Steampunk Festival at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham, MA on Saturday, May 1st, 2010! Celebrating everything Steampunk!

Tickets will cost $4 for kids and $6 for adults. All proceeds benefit the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation.

The Steampunk event will involve interactive activities, exhibitions, lectures, artists, showcases, author readings, model engineers, a grand fashion show, a costume promenade, live bands, Victorian dancing, and more.

Who will be there?
Ad-Hoc Waltz and Quadrille Band
Bloody Brook
Calista Taylor
Chrononaut Mercantile
Claire Sanders Designs
Cloak & Dagger Creations
Compass Leads North
Commonweatlh Vintage Dancers
Dark Siren Designs
Dr. Grymm Laboratories
Dream It Up Cookies
Eeldrytch Leather Workshoppes
Eight Corner Globe
Emrys Fynery
Erickson’s Antique Stoves
Estabrooks Designs
G.D. Falksen
Lady Feyline’s Fantastickal Faces
Mister George Bats
New England Science Fiction Events
New England Steampunk Society
Penny Dreadfuls of S.S. Icarus
Prospect Hill Forge
Red Fork Empire
Regal Pewter
R.H. Mardigan Enterprises
Ryan Grimm
Seth William Chatfield
Silver Owl Creations
Steam & Cinders of Be Epic
Steampunk Artifacts by Will Rockwell
Steampunk Station
Storied Threads
Team Rekloos
The Hatted Hare
Todd Cahill
Wildflour Catering
& More!

*Signed copy of "The Steampunk Trilogy" by Paul Di Filippo
*Signed copy of "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms” by Ethan Gilsdorf
*Beautiful Chrononaut Pendant by Chrononaut Mercantile
*Amazing hat by The Hatted Hare
*Airship Motif brooch by SteamSmith
*Painted Nerf Maverick by New England Science Fiction Events
*Flash drive containing PDFs of the Unhallowed Metropolis RPG books and bonus materials
*2 Tickets to the Sharon Historical Society Home Tour featuring ModVic's Steampunk Home on May 2nd
*2 Tickets to the Steampunk Worlds Fair
*2 Tickets to see KLOCKWERQ at OBERON on June 18th
*Steampunk Cookie Gift Bag by Dream It Up Cookies
*& More prizes from,

"Steampunk" is the science-fiction of the Steam Age; the Industrial Revolution re-imagined with the advantage of modern hindsight. Drawing upon the wealth of historical technology and the scientific fantasies of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, steampunk seeks to reinvent modern wonders (such as the computer) as the people of that era might have envisioned them. Following in the footsteps of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, steampunk authors blend history, science and imagination into a world of wonder that might have been. -G.D. Falksen

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin exploded onto the music scene in 1968, forever changing the course of Rock music. This magical blend of blues laden guitar, soaring vocals and complex steady driving rhythm brought a sound and energy that still resonates today. While Led Zeppelin recorded and released 8 albums that all sat at the top of the charts, it was their live music experience where the band truly found its form. Light and shade, loose and tight, extended improvisational excursions all wrapped in a mystic air enthralled the millions of fans lucky enough to see them live.

December 10, 2007 the remaining members of Led Zeppelin performed their first full-length show since the passing of John Bonham in 1980. Behind the kit, joining Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones on stage was appropriately Jason Bonham. This event was originally intended as a one off affair in honour of Ahmet Etegun, the founder and former president of Atlantic Records, who had passed away December 14, 2006. Concert proceeds went to the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which provides scholarships for students in the USA, UK and Turkey.

Led Zeppelin’s O2 Arena concert was the most highly anticipated show in music history. It is estimated that demand for tickets reached 20 million, while only 18,000 tickets were available. Contests were held around the world as rabid fans vied to secure much sought after tickets. The show was a smashing success and talk soon turned to the possibility of a reunion tour. Indeed the idea was given more than passing consideration. In the end the band decided that the O2 show was the final Led Zeppelin show of their careers.

No one understands the underlying elements that made Led Zeppelin great better than Jason Bonham. The son of the late Led Zeppelin drumming legend John “Bonzo” Bonham, he has experienced the band from both sides of the kit. From the early days at Knebworth, culminating at their epic O2 arena farewell, Jason lived the Led Zeppelin Experience. Renowned Australian journalist Richie Yorke, who was part of the inner circles of Led Zeppelin and those of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, brought Jason’s interest in sharing his Led Zeppelin Experience to Annerin Productions, producers of “The Pink Floyd Experience” and “Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles”. It was after seeing the Rain show that Jason decided to put together a similar show for Led Zeppelin, with himself playing drums.

Using hand picked session players to fill the roles of the original members, like Rain, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will perform the band’s material with heavy usage of video to assist in tell the history of Led Zeppelin. The show will carry you from the early days as the band discovered and shared their magical chemistry with LA scenesters at the Whiskey. Multiple set changes take you through Zeppelin’s meteoric climb as you are transported to Madison Square Garden in 1973, Earls Court Arena in 1975, The Knebworth Festival in 1979 and closing with the OZ arena show where Jason joined the band for their final farewell performance.

State of the art sound, multi-media video presentation and period specific drum kits - the same ones used by John Bonham… Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience pays tribute to his legendary father performing 30 shows in North America in the coming year to commemorate the 30th anniversary of John Bonham’s passing. Feel the power that was the greatest rock band in history.

(If this happens it will be the biggest selling show! I like the idea of it since it seems the rest of Led Zeppelin is not willing to go for it and it's fine really, maybe they should let things just be. Jason doing this history of Led Zeppelin is a good idea to bring Led Zeppelin to another generation of fans. Led Zeppelin is iconic and are legendary and their legend and story should be told to every generation that follows I say.)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Black Crowes Tour Dates for Summer/Fall

The Black Crowes Tour Dates

The Black Crowes will go out on a high note this summer and fall, with the band launching a lengthy North American trek before going on the shelf for a "lengthy hiatus," according to a press release.

The "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys" tour, featuring planned three-hour-plus sets split into acoustic and electric portions, kicks off Aug. 13 in Milwaukee, WI. Fans shouldn't fret too soon about saying goodbye to the band; the tour wanders across most of the second half of 2010, visiting more than 50 cities and wrapping with a six-night engagement at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium.
Tickets for many shows go on sale May 14 at 10 a.m. local time: full details can be found at the band's website.

August 2010
13 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
14 - Walker, MN - Northern Lights Casino
15 - Apple Valley, MN - Zoo Amphitheatre
17 - Des Moines, IA - Simon Estes Amphitheatre
18 - Kansas City, MO - Harrah's Kansas City
20 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
21 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
22 - Columbus, OH - Promowest Pavilion
24 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
25 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
27 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
28 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove
29 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
31 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot

September 2010
7 - Salina, KS - The Stiefel Theatre
8 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
10 - Charleston, SC - Family Circle Magazine Stadium
12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
17 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre
18 - Charlotte, NC - Uptown Amphitheatre @ The Music Factory
19 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
21 - Jacksonville, FL - The Florida Theatre
24 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
26 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues

October 2010
1 - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage
2 - Fayetteville, AR - Arkansas Music Pavilion
15 - Albany, NY - The Palace
16 - Salamanca, NY - Seneca Allegheny Casino
17 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
19, 20 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
22, 23 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
24 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
26 - Waterbury, CT - Palace Theatre
27 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
29 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
30 - Atlantic City, NJ - Music Box @ Borgata Resort
31 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre Times Square

November 2010
2, 4-6 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre Times Square
10 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
12 - Pittsburgh, PA - North Shore Entertainment Complex
13,14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
16 - Richmond, VA - The National
17 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
19, 20 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle

December 2010
3 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Auditorium
4 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
5 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
7 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre
10 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
11 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
12, 14-15, 17-19 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

Source LiveDaily

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Special Paul McCartney Band On The Run Collectors Edition

Paul McCartney Band On The Run Classic Gets A Make-Over

by Paul Cashmere - April 21 2010

Paul McCartney is about to release a special collectors edition of the classic Wings album `Band On The Run`.

The reissue will be the first of many new versions of McCartney classics under his new deal with independent Concord Records.

The 1973 album will be released in a number of configurations including the special collectors multi-disc edition with remastered audio, enhanced packaging and rare bonus content.

McCartney has been with Concord Records since 2007 and will reissue his entire back catalogue from 1970’s ‘McCartney’ through the label.

(Good stuff from Paul...wonder what the bonus content will be!)

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Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil

Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Coming

Following on from The Beatles `Love`, Cirque Du Soleil has announced the next production in Las Vegas will feature the music of Michael Jackson.

The Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil show will have a residency in a brand new yet-to-be opened, yet-to-be named nightclub in Las Vegas.

( I knew it would be a matter of time before they did something with Michael Jackson's music - I bet it will be a very good show too and one that will be quite popular. Michael's family seems to love the idea and it will pay tribute in a nice way to Michael.)

To read the whole article go here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Glastonbury 2010 Line-Up Unveiled

Glastonbury 2010 Full Line-Up Unveiled

by - April 16 2010

Glastonbury is going to be big, real big in 2010 with U2 to Willie Nelson taking the stage.

The headliners were already announced, but joining the festivities are The Flaming Lips, Snoop Dogg, Slash, Gaslight Anthem, and New Model Army amongst others.

The Glastonbury Festival have announced its full bill. The Worthy Farm party takes place between June 25 and June 27, is celebrating its 40th birthday.

The full line-up can be seen here

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Manzarek-Krieger summer tour!

Manzarek/Krieger Tour

Manzarek-Krieger summer tour! What I want to know is what kind of band line up are they thinking of getting. Since Densmore is not touring with them I'm assuming that he still is not keen with the other two Doors men. Would be nice if he would join them.

Why is it that bands get so wrapped up in bad vibes and they can't put their differences aside for the sake of the music. Pink Floyd is another band that can't seem to get together, always either David Gilmour or Roger Waters not being able to get along.

Here are the tour dates thus far for Manzarek/Krieger:
Source courtesy of The Doors Examiner

Sunday May 30 2010 Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI.

Saturday, June 5, 2010 Hilton Atlantic City, NJ.

Sunday, June 6, 2010 Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT.

Friday, July 9, 2010 Clam Classic Rock Festival at Upper Austria's Clam Castle

Saturday, July 10, 2010 Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen Austria

Sunday, July 11, 2010 Bospop 2010 Festival at Weert in The Netherlands

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Kongresove Centrum Praha in Prague, Czech Republic

Saturday, July 17, 2010 Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.

Sunday, July 18, 2010 Wolverhampton Civic Hall Wolverhampton, U.K.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Sugar Rock Festival in Tienen, Belgium

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gifts That Rock For Ladies @ Mystic Rock Boutique

Gifts That Rock For Ladies

Here's our latest vid featuring nice gifts for all the ladies that rock and have a cool attitude. Mother's Day is round the corner and some of these will rock the socks off the cool ladies in your life! Visit us today Mystic Rock Boutique

Monday, April 12, 2010

Downtown Calling - A Film Narrated by Deborah Harry

Downtown Calling

In the late 1970s, the “greatest city in the world” was teetering on the edge of total chaos. A failed economy, crime and en mass housing corruption gave way to a city in crisis. Yet out of the economic and social strife that held the “Big Apple” hostage, a family of homegrown cultures that would forever change the world began to emerge. Downtown Calling, narrated by Debi Harry and featuring essentially the entire crew that laid the foundation for everything cool today, not only documents, in detail, the evolution of New York City’s fertile music and art subculture during this period, but how its collective output continues to play a prominent, driving role in the international fashion, art and music industries today.


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Roger Waters The Wall Tour Dates

Roger Waters The Wall Tour Dates

Here are the tour dates for The Wall tour!

The Wall tour dates:

» 9/15 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» 9/20 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 9/21 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 9/26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
» 9/28 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
» 9/30 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
» 10/5 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
» 10/8 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
» 10/10 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
» 10/12 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
» 10/15 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center
» 10/17 - Ottawa, ON @ ScotiaBank Place
» 10/19 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
» 10/22 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
» 10/24 - Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
» 10/26 - Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
» 10/27 - St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
» 10/29 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
» 10/30 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
» 11/3 - New York, NY @ Izod Center
» 11/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
» 11/9 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
» 11/13 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
» 11/16 - Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
» 11/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
» 11/20 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» 11/21 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
» 11/23 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
» 11/26 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
» 11/27 - Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
» 11/29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
» 12/6 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
» 12/10 - Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
» 12/11 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
» 12/13 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center

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Roger Waters 07 Tour Tee

Roger Waters to celebrate ’Wall’ anniversary with tour

Roger Waters to celebrate ’Wall’ anniversary with tour

By Associated Press | Monday, April 12, 2010 | | Music News

NEW YORK — It’s been 30 years, but Pink Floyd’s "The Wall" still means a great deal in the rock world — and to its co-creator Roger Waters.

So to commemorate the groundbreaking album’s anniversary, Waters plans a tour this fall of the music from the concept album, with new staging that will bring the story — loosely inspired by his life — to a new generation.

"In the 30-odd years since I first performed this piece, it’s taken on some new meanings for me," Waters, co-founder, bassist and main lyricist for Pink Floyd, said in an interview last week.

"Thirty years ago when I was kind of an angry and not very young lad, I found myself driven into defensive positions because I was scared of stuff, and I’ve come to realize that in that personal story, maybe somewhere hidden in there exists an allegory for more general and universal themes, political and social themes," he said. "It’s really for that reason that I decided that I’d try and create a new performance of this piece using a lot of the same things that we did all those years ago."

But Waters said he won’t just be dusting off the show that the now-defunct Pink Floyd performed decades ago. In fact, Waters said part of the excitement surrounding his new staging of "The Wall" involves new technology that allows him to do things he could only dream about in the 1980s and ’90s.

"Projection systems now are completely different from what they were then, which means that I would be able to project over the entire 250-foot expanse of the wall ... which we couldn’t do in those days," he said.

Though the tour promises plenty of grand theatrics, more important to Waters is the legendary album’s political and social commentary, which he believes is still relative.

"When we did it then, we were after the end of the Vietnam War, and we’re right now in the middle of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, so there’s a very powerful anti-war message in ’The Wall.’ There was then and there still is now," he said.

Waters plans a segment in the show that will pay tribute to soldiers who lost their lives, not only in the recent wars, but also in other conflicts.

The U.S. tour will kick off Sept. 15 in Toronto and end Dec. 15 in Anaheim, Calif. It will also head to Europe.

For Waters, the concerts will likely mark the end of his performing days.

"I’m not as young as I used to be. I’m not like B.B. King, or Muddy Waters," the 66-year-old said. "My friend Eric Clapton ... he’ll be playing guitar and he’ll be on stage ’til the day he dies, because that’s what he does."

"I’m not a great vocalist or a great instrumentalist or whatever, but I still have the fire in my belly, and I have something to say," he continued. "I have a swan song in me and I think this will probably be it."


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(WOW...this will be grand! I saw Roger Waters last time he was around Boston and the show was amazing. Looks like he will beat Metallica to their big grand tour ala The Wall style. I can only imagine what Roger has up his sleeves for this tour. The man is a genius when it comes to creativity. I'm sure David Gilmour or Nick Mason won't be on tour for this, but you never know, it could be the last swan song for all!)

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Blondie launch Kenwood Picnic Concerts

Blondie launch Kenwood Picnic Concerts
08 April 2010

Legendary band Blondie will kickstart this summer's Kenwood Picnic Concerts, it has been announced.

Led by the iconic Deborah Harry, the group - whose hits include Heart of Glass and Call Me - will perform on Hampstead Heath on June 26.

Blondie are the latest act to join a star-studded line-up this year which includes Rufus Wainwright on July 3, Diana Krall on July 10 and Will Young on July 17.

The performer on July 31 has not yet been named.

On August 7, violinist Diana Yukawa and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons and jazz musician Jamie Cullum appears on August 14.

The final concert of the season is on August 21 with the Last Night of the Kenwood Proms with Britain's Got Talent star Faryl Smith and acclaimed tenor Wynne Evans, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Doors reopened in 'When You're Strange'

Doors reopened in 'When You're Strange'

A new documentary about the band gets it right, surviving members say. It includes previously unseen footage of frontman Jim Morrison.

An eerie specter haunts the opening scenes of the new Doors documentary, "When You're Strange: A Film About the Doors." Underneath a foreboding desert sun, a bearded and bedraggled hitchhiker wanders through the desolate Joshua tree expanse. He gets behind the wheel of a Mustang Cobra and switches on the radio to hear an announcer broadcasting the news of Jim Morrison's death. The scene creates a cognitive dissonance. Is this man a Jim Morrison doppelgänger, or have the filmmakers unearthed unseen archival footage of the deceased Doors lead singer?

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Densmore Locked Out Of Morrison's World

Densmore Locked Out Of Morrison's World

Former THE DOORS star JOHN DENSMORE desperately wanted to save his tragic bandmate JIM MORRISON before he went too far - but was locked out from his inner circle of friends and enablers.

Morrison died in a Paris, France hotel room in 1971 after years of drug and alcohol abuse, and Densmore admits it pained him to watch his friend spiral into a self-destructive hell.

The drummer tried his best to warn Morrison of the fate that awaited him if he didn't change his ways, but, by the time Morrison moved to France, he could no longer reach him.

Promoting new Tom DiCillo Doors documentary When You're Strange, Densmore says, "No one could get to him. It was like Elvis. In fact, Jerry Scheff - the bass player for Elvis, who did L.A. Woman with The Doors - said he was friends with Raquel Welch and she wanted to do a movie with Elvis and he told Elvis it would be a great idea, but she never got through his people to talk to him about it.

"That was what it was like with Jim; Jim was Dionysus (Greek god of wine, who inspires ritual madness and ecstasy) personified and that was his road.

"In the film, you see me throw my sticks down at one point in the movie. Back then, I thought, 'OK, maybe we'll have one less album but the guy's gonna live.' I couldn't articulate it. We didn't have substance abuse clinics."

But Densmore and Morrison's former bandmate Robby Krieger has revealed he once staged an intervention in an effort to prevent his pal from killing himself with drugs and drink - and it worked for a week.

The guitarist called on his father, a psychologist, to help him win over the out-of-control rock star.

He tells WENN, "I brought him over to my dad's house. My dad took Freudian psychology and stuff and it kind of worked. Jim agreed that he was a drunk and he should stop, but, about a week later, he was back to it. It's the toughest thing in the world."

But Krieger admits he and his bandmates could have "tried harder" to stop Morrison from spiralling into self-destruction: "If you knew Jim Morrison, you'd know there was no way of stopping him from doing anything. That was his type of personality and you know how hard it is to stop your own kid from doing something bad. Jim was like your kid on steroids."

(That kind of attitude is what made/makes Morrison larger than life, he lived his life full speed to the limit and if you go to fast you know what happens in the end, he knew this and took it head on. The ultimite thrill, the rush... Jim wanted to feel alive and look right into the abyss, he was not afraid.)

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Walkers retrace Syd Barrett's steps for charity

Walkers retrace Syd Barrett's steps for charity

John Downing

FANS of Syd Barrett walked 60 miles to follow in his footsteps on a trek from London to Cambridge.

The original Pink Floyd frontman walked home to Cambridge 30 years ago after deciding to leave London.

Fans set out on Friday on a three-day walk in support of the Syd Barrett Fund, the charity set up by his sister Rosemary Breen.

They started at Camden Roundhouse, the venue which hosted the UFO Club, where Pink Floyd played in the 1960s.

Walkers entered Cambridge along the River Cam yesterday.

The fund supports the work of Escape Artists, based in Cambridge and London, which provides opportunities for disadvantaged groups to access the arts as a way of improving mental wellbeing, skills and employability.

Simon Webb, walk organiser, said: "It’s been pretty gruelling at times but Syd wouldn’t have had a support vehicle and my guess is that he slept in hedges, while we’ve been in youth hostels."

Syd was in Pink Floyd from their formation in 1965 until 1968. He died in Cambridge in July 2006, aged 60.

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(That was a very long walk to do! Does anyone know why Syd walked all that way?)

See Jim Morrison alive again

See Jim Morrison alive again

There is something odd about When You're Strange, a new documentary about The Doors. And it hits you in the first frames.
The scene is an abandoned car on the side of a California highway. A man slithers slowly out of an open window. He has a beard. He seems dazed. He is Jim Morrison.

Or ... is it an actor playing the volatile lead singer and poet who died in 1971 at age 27? After all, when did Morrison star in a movie?

"I just can't get away from the is-it-Jim, is-it-not-Jim? thing," says director Tom DiCillo, whose feature-length film opens in select theaters nationwide Friday and airs on PBS May 12.

The answer: It is indeed Morrison, who in 1969 put together a short 35mm art film called HWY that stars the singer as a drifter storming across the desert in a growlingShelby GT500 sports car.

This rare footage is part of spools of previously unseen clips that give When You're Strange its heft. What's more, while most music documentaries cut away to interviews with surviving band members, DiCillo opted to add only a lean voice-over by Johnny Depp.

"In this movie, The Doors will never get old," he says.

For keyboardist and founding member Ray Manzarek, watching Strange— which was produced with the band's blessing — was a welcome ride back in time.

"What really turns me on is seeing Jim alive again, our buddy who disappeared off the planet," says Manzarek, who still performs Doors music with guitarist Robby Krieger. (Drummer John Densmore records jazz albums, lectures and works on film projects.)

Besides the HWY footage, memorable scenes include Morrison comforting a bloody female fan who was hit by a chair, and the band rehearsing in Krieger's beachside pad. But it's the music that echoes through time.

Doors fans get more than just Strange to satisfy their cravings: This week, Rhino releases a soundtrack, and two albums, Absolutely Live and Live in New York, on vinyl.

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Blondie confirmed for RockNess Festival

Blondie confirmed for RockNess Festival

ROCK band Blondie has been added to this year's line up for the annual RockNess music festival in Dores.

Singer Deborah Harry will be on stage on Sunday 13th June.

With hits including "Heart of Glass" and "Hanging on the Telephone", Blondie line up alongside other headliners such as The Strokes and Doves on the last night of the three-day festival.

Scottish stand-up comedian Kevin Bridges will also make a special guest appearance on the same day, it has been announced.

The festival starts on Friday 11th June with Fatboy Slim and Pendulum among the top acts, before Leftfield and Ian Brown hit the stage a day later.

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Ozzy Osbourne Debuts New Song In CSI:NY

Ozzy Osbourne Debuts New Song In CSI:NY

by Paul Cashmere - April 3 2010

The new Ozzy Osbourne song `Let Me Hear You Scream` has made its debut in a CSI:NY trailer.

The song, the title track from Ozzy’s forthcoming ‘Scream’ album, will be played in full in the show in the April 14, 2010 version.

‘Scream’ is Ozzy’s 10th solo album and is due around July.

The album will be Ozzy’s first not featuring Zakk Wylde. Gus G., formerly of Firewind, has been added to the band.

Expect a bit of a throwback sound on ‘Scream’. Ozzy says it sounds like his old Black Sabbath stuff.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Blondie Band of The Month

Blondie Band of The Month

Our band of the month for April is Blondie. Get 10% off all orders $25 or more that includes any Blondie/Debbie Harry goodies. For more details visit our website. Mystic Rock Boutique

Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk rock scenes of the mid-1970s. Their first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although successful in the United Kingdom and Australia, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles and is noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop, rap, and reggae, while retaining a basic style as a new wave band.

The band broke up after the release of their sixth studio album The Hunter in 1982. Debbie Harry continued to pursue a solo career with varied results after taking a few years off to care for partner Chris Stein, who was diagnosed with pemphigus, a rare autoimmune disease of the skin.

The group reformed in 1997, achieving renewed success and a number one single in the United Kingdom with "Maria" in 1999. The group toured and performed throughout the world during the following years, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Blondie has sold 40 million records worldwide and is still active today, with a new album planned for release in the spring of 2010.

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In The Flesh

Darling, darling, darling, I can't wait to see you
Your picture ain't enough
I can't wait to touch you, in the flesh
Darling, darling, darling, I can't wait to hear you
Remembering your love, is nothing without you in the flesh
Went walking one day on the lower east side
Met you with a girlfriend
You were so divine
She said; "Hands off this one sweetie, this boy is mine"
I couldn't resist you
I'm not deaf dumb and blind
Darling, darling, darling, now you're out of town
Those girls that you run with, they bring my head down
Darling, darling, darling, watch out if I see you
'Cause if you say hello
It'll mean you wanna see me in the flesh
Ooh warm and soft in the flesh
Ooh close and hot in the flesh


I saw you standing on the corner
You looked so big and fine
I really wanted to go out with you
So when you smiled
I laid my heart on the line
You read me my rights and then you said;
"Let's go" and nothing more
I thought of my nights and how they were
They were filled with
I know you wouldn't go
You'd watch my heart burst then, you'd step in
I had to know so I asked
You just had to laugh
We sat in the night with my hands cuffed at my side
I look at your life and your style
I wanted nothing more
I know you wouldn't go
You'd watch my heart burst then, you'd step in
I had to know so I asked
You just had to laugh
Walking the line you were a marksman
Told me that law like wine is ageless
Public defender
You had to admit you wanted, the love of a sex offender
I know you wouldn't go
You'd watch my heart burst then, you'd step in
I had to know so I asked, you just had to laugh
My vision in blue I call you from inside my cell
And in the trial you were there with, your badge and rubber boots
I think all the time how I'm going to perpetrate love with you
And when I get out there's no doubt
I'll be sex offensive to you