Friday, May 20, 2011

Blondie Videos

A live version of 'Mother' by Blondie

New Blondie Video 'Mother' Official

New Blondie Video 'Mother' Official

Take a look at this cool latest video from Blondie from their up coming NEW album!
Looking good even after all these years and sounding wicked!

Blondie release a video for the first single from their upcoming album, Panic Of Girls.

The video was directed by Laurent Rejto with cameos by "Kate from the B's, James Lorinz (Frankenhooker) Johnny Dynell, Chi-Chi Valenti, The Dazzle dancers, Rob Roth, Barbara Sicuranza, Larry Fessenden, Alan Midgette (Andy's double), The Five Points Band, Guy Furrow, Kitty Boots, Hattie Hathaway and others."

Panic Of Girls is the first album for the new-wave veterans since 2003’s The Curse Of Blondie

The band are self-releasing the album in a ‘Collector’s Pack’ with Future Publishing on July 4.

‘Mother’ has previously been available as a download but has an official release next Monday 23 May.

Blondie T-shirts & rock merchandise- Mystic Rock boutique

Monday, May 16, 2011

Zep Fest 2011 Shattered

The Disintegration of Zep Fest

Posted by Ally Schweitzer on May. 16, 2011

Zep Fest, the Led Zeppelin-themed rock fest previously scheduled May 27-29 at National Harbor, has been canceled. We found out this morning. But it seems some of the booked entertainment hasn't been informed yet.

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This is just awful! An event such as this one a 3 day Zep Fest that has been promoted for nearly one year on Facebook suddenly canceled in less than two weeks before it hits the stage is outrageous!

Many fans and the bands set aside time, money and put a lot of their soul into going to DC for Memorial Day weekend and partake of this fest to suddenly have their dreams shattered in a heartbeat with NO reasons made public by the promoter as to WHY so suddenly they called it off.

If they knew that ticket sales were poor they should have put an end to this festival a long while ago not wait until two weeks before show time. Some people will never recover from this fiasco & will always have a bitter sweet feeling about the not official start of summer Memorial Day weekend.

Wishing everyone that was going to attend that they get their money refunded & quick.

I think it will be very hard for people to trust another of these so called FESTS that are started on Facebook.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Strawberry Fields Landmark Removed

Strawberry Fields Landmark Removed
By VVN Music

Another Liverpool landmark may be biting the dust. Just like the tearing down of Ringo Starr's home, the gates of Strawberry Fields have been removed.

The Salvation Army owns the land where the Strawberry Fields is located on which a Children's Home once stood. The difference in this case compared to Starr's house is that those gates are being put into storage for safe keeping and are being replaced by replicas made by a local metal worker and donated to the group. The concern of the organization was the general toll taken on the gates by both the weather and by the thousands of fans per year who touch the gates.

Major Ray Irving, the director of social services, told the Liverpool Echo "Although care has been taken to ensure the original gates to the site have remained in good condition, inevitably time has taken its toll. When Mr Bennett got in touch with us in 2010 and explained that he was creating a set of replica gates as a project, we were very interested. This means that the original gates can be kept safe from further deterioration and, with the replica gates in place, allow for an authentic experience for the many thousands of people who come on a musical pilgrimage to Strawberry Field."

The land where the home once stood is still not being utilized, but plans are in the works to develop the parcel into a center for youths with learning disabilities.

(This is nice, at least they're not tearing it down and plan on giving it an authetic feel with the replica gates and still leaving Strawberry Fields there for all who go and see it. It's a must see for any Beatles' fan, music fan or tourist to Liverpool.)

David Gilmour Joins Roger Waters For The Wall In London

David Gilmour Joins Roger Waters For The Wall In London
By Paul Cashmere

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason were surprise guests at the Roger Waters ‘The Wall’ show in London creating a Pink Floyd reunion during ‘Comfortably Numb’.

Gilmour played his signature lead guitar part in the Pink Floyd classic while Mason later sat on the wall and played tambourine while Gilmour joined the band for ‘Outside The Wall’.

The last time Pink Floyd reunited was six years ago in London for Live 8. Waters and Gilmour last performed together for the Hoping Foundation in 2010.

However, don’t hold your breath for another Floyd reunion to happen anytime soon. In the blog at the David Gilmour website it says, “I should also remind you that tonight is most definitely a one-off; David is not repeating his special guest performance at a later occasion, I’m sorry to disappoint those of you with fingers crossed and tickets for later shows.

Watch the performance here:

Led Zeppelin Experience: Q&A With Jason Bonham

Led Zeppelin Experience: Q&A With Jason Bonham

Alan Sculley: Well let’s ask about the tour itself and this whole concept that you had that brought this together and I think one thing I’m real curious about is what you think makes the Led Zeppelin Experience show you’re taking out something different then any number of the tribute bands that are out there for Led Zeppelin. What are you doing that really separates it from, you know, those kind of shows?

Jason Bonham: Well, one thing I kind of give it is that I’ve actually played with the band a couple of times and had some moments in authenticity. First and foremost JBLZE is a concert. But I give it a slightly different angle from the story content of the show and I release and show some very tender and pure moments that not many people have seen such as my dad as a child growing up with his father and interacting with his own family and his brother and his children.

And, you know, this is a man that would grow up to be the Beast, the guy--Bonzo, the legendary guy that was one of the first to throw a TV set through a window. But realistically he was my dad and just an everyday guy really. So within the context of the show I talk a little about him as a personal person, you know, as a guy that I knew not so much as the guy that you know as Bonzo, but as my father. I show some of the moments we shared together which were and are, you know, very cherished now.

We didn’t live in the era of everything being recordable on your phone and very easily accessible. So when you see these moments, they’re very few and far between as my Dad could record and capture. And also I like to touch on the love I have of the music, playing with the guys every kind of song that has a different story, a different element of where I put it in the show. And each song is chosen for a reason. There’s nothing we’ve put there because it was a popular song or whatever.

I have a story for each one. But the music does the talking in itself and I just, tell a few moments that were not spoken too much about, the reasons I do certain songs in the set and my own personal take on when I played them with Led Zeppelin.

So that’s why it’s my, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience and this is where I suppose it’s different from the others. But obviously one of the major differences is I have been lucky enough to have played with the band a couple of times. Not many of them can say that....

Doug Fox: Okay great. It seems to me, would you say that you’re closer to Robert than you are to Jimmy and John these days?

Jason Bonham: Yeah. I would say I speak to Robert more on a regular basis than I do to Jimmy and John but I find that there’s still kind of that closeness when we all see each other. It’s like we haven’t been apart for years and we carry on the conversation like we just left off, that’s how it has always been.

Read the whole interview here

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience tour dates:

05/04 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
05/05 - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre
05/06 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Resort
05/07 - New Hampshire, CT - Capital Center
05/09 - Buffalo, NY - University PAC
05/10 - Westbury, NY - Theatre at Westbury
05/12 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
05/14 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
05/15 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre
05/17 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian
05/18 - St. Louis, MI - The Pageant
05/19 - Kansas City, MI - Harrah's Casino
05/20 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
05/21 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
05/24 - Fremont, CA - Saddlerack
05/25 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre
05/26 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre
05/27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
05/28 - Las Vegas, NV - Alliente Casino

The Doors Examiner

The Doors Examiner

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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Patti Smith To Receive Polar Music Prize

Patti Smith To Receive Polar Music Prize

By Paul Cashmere

Poet, singer and songwriter Patti Smith is this year’s recipient of Sweden’s Polar Music Prize.

Smith will receive the award from King Carl XVI Gustaf in a ceremony at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm on August 30.

“By devoting her life to art in all its forms, Patti Smith has demonstrated how much rock’n'roll there is in poetry and how much poetry there is in rock’n'roll,” a spokesperson for the Prize announced. “Patti Smith is a Rimbaud with Marshall amps. She has transformed the way an entire generation looks, thinks and dreams. With her inimitable soul of an artist, Patti Smith proves over and over again that people have the power”.

The Kronos Quartet will also receive the award.

The Polar Music Prize was founded in 1989 by the late Stig Anderson (manager of Abba).

Previous recipients include Paul McCartney, Elton John, Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Pink Floyd, Sonny Rollins, B.B. King and Bob Dylan.

(Congrats to Patti Smith, I'm sure Jim Morrison would be proud of her :)

AC/DC to Release New Album In a Few Years

AC/DC To Release Album In "The Next Couple Of Years"

By Tim Cashmere

AC/DC have plans to release an album “within the next couple of years”.

The comment came from guitarist Angus Young, who told “At some point we’ll be touring again once we get a new album out, which will hopefully be within the next couple of years.”

The band, who in their first four years managed to release nine iconic albums, have not been known for their speedy recording processes of late, so when they say “within the next couple of years”, that’s actually pretty fast, considering their last record ‘Black Ice’ came out in 2008.

Their Black Ice tour saw them playing once again to enormous crowds. Their Australian leg of the tour set ticketing records. If you were one of the squillions of people that checked the show out, you can relive it with their live DVD ‘AC/DC: Live At River Plate’, which hits stores next week.

(AC/DC will keep on rockin' like The Rolling Stones. Some bands just love touring others just don't do it even though there is high demand for them to Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin. I know they don't have all their original band mates, but there is still high demand for them to play even if it was just a few selected dates and taped as a DVD, that would satisfy many!)

Friday, May 06, 2011

Jason Bonham Interview 5-5-11

Jason Bonham Interview 5-5-11

Jason Bonham, son of Zeppelin great John Bonham, called in to talk about his Led Zeppelin Experience show that's coming to our area this weekend

Here Jason's interview here.

Jason's new tour dates check them out here.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Autobiography Details Revealed

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Autobiography Details Revealed
By Andrew Tijs

Details have come to light about Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi’s forthcoming autobiography.

A blurb about Iron Man: My Life In Black Sabbath And Beyond says that it covers his “rough-and-tumble childhood”, divorces, addiction, fame, his bandmates, and “the ups and downs of his life as an artist”.

The description reads, "Everything associated with hard rock happened to Black Sabbath first: the drugs, the debauchery, the drinking, the dungeons, the pressure, the pain, the conquests, the company men, the contracts, the combustible drummer, the critics, the comebacks, the singers, the Stonehenge set, the music, the money, the madness, the metal." write that the book will be released on October 13 in the UK and November 1 in the US.

Although fansite says the book is not yet finished and the release date may change.

(So many excellent books coming out or that are already out in bookstores. This one Steven Tylers, Nikki Sixx, but none as expensive as Jimmy Page's book!)