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  • Revisiting ‘Main St.,’ Rethinking the Myth (Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street remastered)

    05/20/2010 11:01:58 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies · 350+ views
    NY Times ^ | BEN RATLIFF | BEN RATLIFF
    A LESSER-KNOWN version of the Rolling Stones’ “Loving Cup,” found on the bonus disc of the new reissue of the band’s 1972 album, “Exile on Main St.,” seems to me the best thing the Stones ever did... ...the recordings ...stretched from 1969 to 1972, across the making of two other excellent and, to me, superior records — “Let It Bleed” and “Sticky Fingers.” ...Mr. Richards contributed little to the extra tracks on the bonus disc and distrusted altering even the outtakes and unused tracks... “I didn’t want to interfere with the Bible.” “My job was to enforce the no-fiddling rule,”...
  • Rolling Stones re-release 'Exile on Main Street' in Cannes

    05/18/2010 7:04:58 PM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 30 replies · 608+ views
    Gulf News ^ | May 18, 2010 | Randy Lewis
    Keith Richards remembers the period in the early 1970s when the Rolling Stones were working on Exile on Main St as a fairly down time. The parts he remembers at all, that is. That's partly due to the fact that the recording sessions took place as the Stones guitarist and songwriter's heroin habit took hold in a big way, a habit that took him nearly a decade to shake. But it wasn't strictly the drugs he was referring to when he spoke recently about that fabled phase in his and the group's life. It's a period he and Mick Jagger...
  • Heavy Metal Vocalist Ronnie James Dio Has Died

    05/16/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 120 replies · 3,863+ views
    ronniejamesdio.com ^ | 16 May 2010 | Wendy Dio
    Message from Wendy Dio Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever. - Wendy Dio
  • Classic Albums, Live!

    03/26/2010 12:44:27 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies · 492+ views
    MOJO Magazine ^ | 11:14 AM GMT 23/03/2010 | Martin Aston
    Doolittle: yes please. Metal Machine Music: no thanks. The current vogue for "heritage" acts delivering their best albums live, in their entirety, is a double-edged sword, says Martin Aston. NEXT WEEK, THE WHO (or Who's Left anyway) perform Quadrophenia at London's Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, while Primal Scream revisit Screamadelica at Olympia in November. At this rate, it's quite possible that every single famous act will have showcased their undisputed "classic" album by the end of 2010. Should we be worried? When I read the headline "Lou Reed Brings Controversial Metal Machine Music To Life"...
  • Top 40 rejects: Why are none of these people in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

    03/16/2010 12:16:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 140 replies · 2,415+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 15, 2010 | Jim Farber
    Another year, another reason to raise bloody hell over who didn't get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — and who did. Tonight, a fresh class of five historic names will march into the coveted main hall: ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, the Hollies and the Stooges.
  • Dale Hawkins dies at 73 - Rockabilly pathfinder made mark with 'Susie-Q'

    02/16/2010 8:59:58 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies · 797+ views
    Variety ^ | Posted: Mon., Feb. 15, 2010, 6:19pm PT
    Dale Hawkins, the rockabilly pathfinder who made a national mark with his 1957 single "Susie-Q," has died after a fight with colon cancer. He was 73. Though he was active in the studio and on stage into his 70s, Hawkins is best known for his clamorous first hit, which featured striking lead work by teenage guitarist James Burton, later a mainstay of Ricky Nelson and Elvis Presley's bands. Hawkins, who died Saturday in a Little Rock, AR, hospital, was known for his exceptional ear for guitarists: His other accompanists included Roy Buchanan and Presley's original picker, Scotty Moore. He was...
  • The 50 Sexiest Songs of All Time

    02/12/2010 10:16:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 174 replies · 2,501+ views
    Billboard ^ | February 11, 2010
    "Sexy" is a relative term -- one man's baby-makin' music might be his woman's soundtrack for a snoozefest. But there's nothing subjective about this list. These are, literally, the 50 most popular songs about sex ever, as based on each song's performance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (from August 4, 1958 -- the inception of the Hot 100 chart -- through the Jan. 16, 2010 issue). Some songs are steamy slow-jams, some are hi-octane arena-rockers, but what they all have in common (and what got them on this list) is that the subject matter of each song is directly...
  • Charlie Watts Dismisses Rolling Stones (always hated Elvis)

    01/29/2010 7:30:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 68 replies · 1,525+ views
    Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has revealed he no longer cares if the band continues saying, "Honestly, I couldn't care less if it were over." Watts is famously dismissive of popular music with jazz his widely acknowledged first love. He is currently on tour with The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie jazz-blues band and confirms, "Jazz is my passion. This is the music that I really want to do. The Stones are merely an annoying pastime."
  • Genesis reunion unlikely: Gabriel (Not Joining Band For Hall of Fame Induction)

    01/24/2010 8:31:47 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies · 728+ views
    Canoe/Jam ^ | 1-24-10
    Peter Gabriel has stunned the music world by announcing he won't be joining his former Genesis bandmates onstage for the group's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction in March. In fact, the Sledgehammer hitmaker isn't sure he'll even attend the ceremony in New York. Fans were hoping the induction would lead to a reunion for the band's original line-up, but Gabriel insists he has no plans of teaming up with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks, who reformed as Genesis in 2008 for a world tour. Gabriel tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I’m definitely not going to sing. I...
  • Bobby Charles, Louisiana songwriter, dies at 71

    01/14/2010 2:19:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 400+ views
    The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) ^ | January 14, 2010 | Keith Spera
    Robert “Bobby” Charles Guidry, the gifted, reclusive southwest Louisiana songwriter who crafted hits for Fats Domino, Frogman Henry and Bill Haley & the Comets, died early Thursday after collapsing at home in Abbeville, his manager said. He was 71.
  • Happy Birthday Elvis; 75 Today

    01/08/2010 5:48:37 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 14 replies · 408+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/08/2010 | John G. Winder
    Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll would have been 75 years old today. A gyrating young truck driver, who blended “Hillbilly” and “Blues” turned the world of music upside down when he burst onto the national scene in 1956. Music would never be the same. America would never be the same. The world would never be the same.
  • AC/DC Austrian concert in doubt over rare bird risk

    12/26/2009 2:48:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 724+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 25, 2009
    AUSSIE rockers AC/DC could have to cancel a sold-out concert because their big sound poses a danger to rare birds. Animal rights campaigners are threatening legal action if the veteran band goes ahead with a gig planned for Wels airport in Austria in May.
  • Couple sues Gene Simmons over alleged attack

    12/25/2009 2:26:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies · 1,525+ views
    AP ^ | December 25, 2009
    LOS ANGELES—A couple who said they were assaulted by Gene Simmons sued the KISS bassist for unspecified damages Thursday, court records show. Nathan Marlowe and his wife Cynthia Manzo said Simmons attacked them, threatened them and took their video camera at the upscale The Grove mall on Saturday after they started filming the rocker.
  • ABBA, Stooges to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    12/15/2009 3:46:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies · 2,200+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/15/2009
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gave a big "Thank You For The Music" to ABBA on Tuesday, announcing that the Swedish pop group would be among its 2010 inductees. British rock band Genesis, reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff, rockers The Stooges, and The Hollies are also among the legends who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony on March 15 in New York. The new members "represent a great cross-section of artists that define the broad spectrum and history of rock and roll," Rock and Roll Hall of...
  • Bob Keane dies at 87; discovered Ritchie Valens (ran Del-Fi records, discovered Ritchie Valens)

    12/03/2009 8:49:33 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 2 replies · 321+ views
    LA Times ^ | November 30, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
    Bob Keane, who founded the West Coast independent label Del-Fi Records in the 1950s and is best known for discovering and recording rock legend Ritchie Valens, has died. He was 87. Keane, who survived non- Hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed when he was 80, died of renal failure Saturday in an assisted living home in Hollywood, said his son, Tom Keane. "He was like the original independent record man in those days," said Tom Keane, a songwriter and record producer. "He was the guy going out and finding talent and developing it and getting it out to the masses." A clarinet player...
  • Oops! Bruce Springsteen greets concert crowd with 'Hello Ohio!' ... but he was in Michigan

    11/15/2009 8:13:56 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies · 1,937+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 15, 2009 | Kevin Deutsch
    Um, you've got the wrong state, Boss. Legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen made an onstage geography goof Friday when he bellowed "Hello, Ohio!" to adoring fans at the Auburn Hills Palace -- in Michigan. The "Born in the USA" crooner referred to the neighboring state several times before trusty E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt whispered their actual location into his ear.
  • The Rock Hall's American Music Masters Series looks at Janis Joplin's legacy

    11/12/2009 1:20:04 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 43 replies · 1,427+ views
    Cleveland Scene ^ | Nov. 11, 2009 | Anastasia Pantsios
    Janis Joplin has an indelible image as a swaggering, boozing rock 'n' roll mama whose blues-based music was a raw outpouring of her angst. The 1979 Bette Midler film The Rose, which depicts a Joplin-like singer, strengthened that view. Very likely it's why a lengthy list of actresses — including Renee Zellweger, Brittany Murphy, Pink, Lili Taylor, Zooey Deschanel and Vanessa Hudgens (!) — have expressed interest in playing her onscreen. But it's an image that Lauren Onkey and Mary Davis hope to dispel, or at least replace with a new respect for her key role in the crossbreeding of...
  • Wanted: Grateful Dead Archivist

    11/10/2009 12:39:24 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies · 346+ views
    NY Times blog ^ | November 10, 2009, 7:59 am | Patricia Cohen
    The unemployment rate may top 10 percent, but there is an opening at the University of California, Santa Cruz, for a Deadhead. The library is advertising for an archivist to handle the library’s Grateful Dead collection. A master’s degree in archives management is required, as is “expert knowledge in the history of and scholarship of contemporary popular music, or American vernacular culture, preferably the history and influence of the Grateful Dead.”
  • Musicians Who Poked at the Iron Curtain (Cold War Rock and Roll)

    11/09/2009 2:32:48 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 3 replies · 326+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 8, 2009 | LARRY ROHTER
    Guitars, keyboards and drums did not topple the Berlin Wall. But for the young people who helped bring down Communist regimes across Eastern Europe in the fall of 1989, pop music was a profoundly subversive force, inspiration and vital tool of protest for challenging and undermining a totalitarian state stricter than any parent. Now middle aged, some of the musicians who played in ostracism during those last gray years of Communist rule gathered in New York over the weekend for the festival Rebel Waltz: Underground Music From Behind the Iron Curtain. Performing at Le Poisson Rouge in the West Village......
  • Kenny Vance and The Planotones - Looking For An Echo

    10/15/2009 12:52:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 1,588+ views
    As a kid in New York, Kenny Vance was captivated by the magic of rock'n roll. At the age of fifteen, he was hanging around the famed Brill Building, meeting other singers and songwriters. Eventually he formed the successful group Jay and The Americans, who had the distinction of opening for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for each of their first U.S. performances. As a kid in New York, Kenny Vance was captivated by the magic of rock'n roll. At the age of fifteen, he was hanging around the famed Brill Building, meeting other singers and songwriters. Eventually he...