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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
    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Tale of the babe of Aquarius

    09/20/2009 4:53:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 2,551+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 20, 2009 | SUSANNAH CAHALAN
    Meet the grooviest groupie of the '60s. She shagged Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger -- all married men -- at the height of their stardom. Starr and George Harrison wrote songs about her, while singer-songwriter Leon Russell penned the tune "Pisces Apple Lady" for her.
  • Kinks and Tom Jones drummer (Bobby Graham) dies

    09/17/2009 7:30:27 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies · 801+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 17 September 2009 16:18 UK | no byline
    Drummer Bobby Graham, who played on some of the best-known hits of the 1960s, has died at the age of 69. Graham was heard on number one singles by The Kinks, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield, and said he appeared on a total of 40 UK top five hits. Graham also claimed The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein asked him to join the band after Pete Best left in 1962... Graham's website said he performed on songs including Petula Clark's Downtown, Englebert Humperdinck's Release Me and The Kinks' You Really Got Me. Other notable appearances included Dusty Springfield's I Only Want...
  • Festivals Then and Now: Lou Adler and Nic Adler Talk Monterey Pop and the Sunset Strip

    09/11/2009 2:30:45 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 3 replies · 242+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | Tuesday, Sep. 8 2009 | By Randall Roberts in Off the Record
    The Adler posse knows a thing or two about the concert business. Lou Adler, the patriarch, is responsible for some of the great American cultural touchstones of the past 40 years, and a few of these moments are showcased on the wall of his home office in Malibu. There's the movie poster for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a film he introduced to America as an executive producer. Next to it is a framed poster for Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke, another production deal he spearheaded. He oversaw the production of Carole King's Tapestry, one of the best-selling albums...
  • Weird Animals Named After Rock Stars! - Photos

    09/09/2009 10:14:57 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 1,202+ views
    gigwise ^ | September 09, 2009
    German researcher Peter Jäger revealed earlier today that he's named a new Malaysian species of spider after David Bowie – the fetchingly titled Heteropoda Davidbowie. But what other animals have been named after famous music stars?
  • Police review death of Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones

    09/01/2009 5:07:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 954+ views
    CNN ^ | August 31, 2009
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- British police are reviewing the death of Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, 40 years after the hard-living rocker was found dead in a swimming pool. Police in Sussex, in southern England, have confirmed they are examining documents given to them by an investigative journalist who has been researching events surrounding Jones' death. Scott Jones, who is not related to the musician, has spent four years reviewing the evidence and speaking to key witnesses in the case.
  • "Farewell Tribute" set for WBCN Boston

    07/22/2009 11:29:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 987+ views ^ | 07/22/09 |
    Boston’s WBCN is throwing itself a “Farewell” event on the air—it’s a four day Tribute to the station and its legacy as “The Rock of Boston.” The on air event kicks off Saturday, August 8 at 10 AM. WBCN is going away on August 13, when CBS moves the Hot AC WBMX “Mix 98.5” to the 104.1 frequency, to make room for a new FM Sports Talk at 98.5. WBCN has been on the air as a Rock station for over 40 years, and was the home for such legendary radio personalities as Charles Laquidara, Howard Stern, PD Oedipus, and...
  • Earth, Wind and Pyre - 30th anniversary of the Disco Bonfire at Comiskey Park

    07/10/2009 2:29:08 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies · 1,142+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 10 July 2009 12:17 UK | Jo Meek
    In 1979 the disco industry was worth an estimated $4bn - more than movies, television or professional sport - and accounted for up to 40% of the singles chart. But that same year on 12 July, the actions of one disgruntled rock DJ sparked a revolution that some believe signalled the death of disco. Steve Dahl had left his radio show in Detroit in protest when it adopted an all-disco play list. He found a new home at Chicago's WLUP Loop radio - it was the station "where Chicago rocked". With fellow DJ Garry Meier, they tapped into a growing...
  • Whitesnake charmer (David Coverdale praises Obama)

    07/05/2009 6:53:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies · 2,647+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 5, 2009 | Jed Gottlieb
    Here he goes again on his own. Going down the only road he’s ever known. OK, David Coverdale isn’t totally on his own. The 57-year-old singer has a new Whitesnake lineup behind him. But he is going down the only road he’s ever known on an old-fashioned, heavy-metal double bill: Whitesnake and Judas Priest play the Comcast Center on Tuesday. As Coverdale pointed out in a phone interview from his Lake Tahoe home, “You’re not going to listen to Whitesnake for environmental songs or to change your life. You’re going to listen to Whitesnake for hard rock.”
  • Three Cowboys sign record deal for their heavy metal band

    06/23/2009 4:15:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 520+ views
    AP ^ | June 23, 2009
    DALLAS (AP) -- NFL offensive linemen bang heads all the time. A trio of Dallas Cowboys linemen are now professional head-bangers, too. Leonard Davis, Marc Colombo and Cory Procter have signed a recording contract as part of a heavy metal band called Free Reign. Their debut album for Australia's Riot Entertainment will be released this fall.
  • Bob Bogle, lead guitarist of The Ventures, dies at 75; known for hits like 'Walk, Don't Run'

    06/16/2009 3:11:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies · 1,298+ views
    baltimoresun ^ | June 16, 2009
    Bob Bogle, lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band The Ventures, known for 1960s instrumental hits including "Walk, Don't Run," has died at age 75. Don Wilson, the band's other co-founder, told The News Tribune of Tacoma that Bogle became ill over the weekend and died Sunday. The band sold millions of albums and heavily influenced other rock guitarists. It was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. The hall's Web site hailed The Ventures as "the most successful instrumental combo in rock and roll history." "Walk, Don't Run" reached No. 2 on the Billboard...
  • Why the Rock Hall says: No Rush for you!

    03/31/2009 11:13:32 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 89 replies · 1,986+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/30/2009 | Tony Sclafani
    <p>Geddy Lee and Neil Peart of Rush arrive at the Dreamworks' premiere of "I Love You, Man." And while Paul Rudd and Jason Segel may love the band, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sure doesn't.</p> <p>When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame holds its annual induction ceremony April 4, there once again won’t be any progressive rock artists amongst its five honorees. The Rock Hall’s snubbing of the once-popular genre hasn’t gone unnoticed by its supporters.</p>
  • Tracks for Barack: U2 makes hopeful music for hard times

    02/24/2009 5:53:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 471+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 24, 2009 | Jed Gottlieb
    Bruce Springsteen isn’t the rock ’n’ roll Obama. U2 is. The Boss tried to sell “Working on a Dream” as the flip side to “yes we can,” but Springsteen’s latest is W.-style art - blunt, burgers-and-fries, stay-the-course-through-diminishing-returns rock. It’s U2’s new “No Line on the Horizon” - now streaming for free on U2’s MySpace [website] page and in stores March 3 - that personifies No. 44. U2 was Obama before Obama was: political sloganeers of hope, from “Beautiful Day” to “Pride (In the Name of Love).”
  • Selling of Big Bopper's Casket Is Unsettling and Creepy

    01/23/2009 7:22:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 485+ views
    Anyone who's strolled through a record show or taken a cursory glance through eBay knows there's a flourishing, recession-proof market in rock 'n' roll memorabilia out there. Rare vinyl albums and singles, autographs, promotional discs, posters, books, backstage passes, concert programs, you name it. Even if you had the same bank balance as Bill Gates, you could spend eight hours a day collecting it and still not hope to get it all. Sometime soon, it's been reported, there's going to be a piece of rock 'n' roll memorabilia going up for sale on eBay that's certainly unique. No one would...
  • Tom Morello Honored By Iraq War Veteran

    Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave star Tom Morello has been declared a soldier for peace by a group of Iraq War veterans. The rocker has been presented with one soldier's medals for fighting for an end to war back home in America.
  • Robert Plant is top seed in rock n' roll poll while Mick Jagger just scrapes the top ten

    01/07/2009 4:24:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies · 1,909+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 2, 2009 | Caroline Graham
    He's one of our most beloved rock stars famous for his huge mouth, snake hips and distinctive vocal style. But Mick Jagger has come only ninth in a poll of the greatest voices in rock. It was the high-pitched rough-edged wail of Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant that won the title after he came first in a vote organised by digital radio station Planet Rock.
  • Roots of Rock & Roll - PROFILE: Doo Wop King Kenny Vance & The Planetones : Looking For An Echo

    12/12/2008 2:21:52 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 56 replies · 2,576+ views
    The man whose resume remains one of the best among early rock musicians continues to spread his love of the genre Kenny Vance has got it right. There is an intangible quality to doo wop music that isn't found anywhere else, and that quality, though it can't necessarily be named, is worth fighting for. "I'm in this genre, and I'm probably one of the only guys left that's making new music in this genre," says Vance, 64. "To me, the truth is, over the years this music is trivialized, by the press, by WFUV, whatever. But if you really listen...
  • Italian guitarist stabbed, allegedly for 'sounding evil'

    12/12/2008 1:25:46 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 67 replies · 44,129+ views
    CBC ^ | December 12, 2008 | Staff
    A 16-year-old guitarist with Italian gothic metal band Soul Cry is in hospital after bandmates allegedly stabbed him for not playing well enough. Police in Genoa say they have arrested the band's 18-year-old female singer and her 16-year-old brother. The singer has been charged with attempted murder. Police official Alessandra Bucci told Italian media on Friday the victim had been stabbed about 50 times, mainly in the back and head. The attack occurred after a rehearsal in Sestri Ponente, a town near Genoa, in which other band members accused him of playing poorly. The singer allegedly told the guitarist he...
  • Look! 70's Rock Musicians and Their Parent's Homes

    11/26/2008 10:30:25 AM PST · by weegee · 46 replies · 2,580+ views ^ | November 24, 2008 03:10PM | John Olson photographer
    "We found this fascinating series of photos from the archives of LIFE magazine, giving readers a peek inside the homes of the parents/grandparents of some of the most influential musical artists from the 1970's, including the likes of Frank Zappa [above], Grace Slick, The Jackson Five, Elton John, Eric Clapton and many more previewed below..."
  • McCartney hints at &#8220;mythical&#8221; Beatles track release

    11/17/2008 9:27:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 95 replies · 1,334+ views ^ | 11/16/2008 | (Writing by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)
    LONDON (Reuters) - An unreleased, experimental track by The Beatles could be made public 41 years after it was recorded at Abbey Road studios, ex-member Paul McCartney has said. McCartney, one of two surviving members of arguably the most successful pop band in history, told BBC Radio that "Carnival of Light" was The Beatles at their most free, "going off piste." "I said it would be great to put this on because it would show we were working with really avant-garde stuff," McCartney told Radio 4's Front Row culture show in an interview to be broadcast on Thursday. He confirmed...
  • Hottest Female Rockers (Vanity Fun Chat)

    11/13/2008 10:59:32 AM PST · by mnehring · 244 replies · 81,134+ views
    ..and now for something completely different..OK, I'm tired of all the woe is me vanities, so I'm posting a thread for fun. Who do you think are the hottest female rockers (rock, not pop), not just in appearance or voice (IMHO, vocals are key here). Have At It!
  • Rocker Frampton fuming over stolen Obama signs

    10/30/2008 6:53:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies · 1,203+ views
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Rocker Peter Frampton is wishing someone would show him the way to keep his Barack Obama yard signs from getting swiped. The Grammy winner is complaining that signs showing his preference for the Democratic presidential candidate have been stolen repeatedly at his home in the upscale and predominantly Republican Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill.
  • Aerosmith’s Joe Perry walks this way with John McCain

    10/29/2008 10:50:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies · 1,624+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 30, 2008 | Dave Wedge
    Aerosmith has generally left the politics to bands like U2 and the Dixie Chicks, but axeman Joe Perry says national security and economic woes have prompted him to split from the rest of the entertainment world and throw his support behind John McCain. “We pretty much stay out of it, but seeing so many people come out for Obama, I just felt like ‘What the hell, I might as well raise my hand for this side,” Perry said from his Duxbury home. The Bay State rockers have done a few fund-raisers for the Kennedy family over the years, but Perry’s...
  • First punk auction to hit New York (Christie's auction)

    10/29/2008 10:54:18 AM PDT · by weegee · 18 replies · 456+ views
    AP via CNN ^ | Oct 29 2008 | no byline
    Memorabilia from some of punk rock's biggest acts and seminal moments -- including a scrawled flier for one of the Clash's first shows and publicity photos signed by the Sex Pistols -- is headed for a November 24 Christie's auction. The event, announced Tuesday, includes more than 120 records, photos and promotional pieces for such punk, garage rock and new wave legends as the Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, the Ramones, David Bowie, Blondie, the Cure and the Smiths. The auction is Christie's first to focus on punk mementos, signaling the collectible status of a brash, anti-authoritarian rock movement that largely...
  • Nurse in The Beatles' Penny Lane identified after 40 years

    10/28/2008 5:30:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 58 replies · 1,981+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/28/2008 | Graham Tibbetts
    Since the song was released in 1967 the identity of the "pretty nurse selling poppies from a tray" has remained a mystery. But a schoolfriend of John Lennon's, who has written a book about growing up in Liverpool, claims to have the answer. Lennon will have known Beth Davidson (left) from childhood According to Stan Williams, she is Beth Davidson, who Lennon would have known from childhood. The moment which provided the inspiration came when Miss Davidson was selling poppies on Penny Lane, dressed in a cadet nurse's uniform. Some boys, including Lennon, saw her near Bioletti's barber's shop -...
  • Punk Rock Republicans

    10/27/2008 5:08:18 PM PDT · by LibertyGrrrl · 57 replies · 1,464+ views
    The McCain Blogette ^ | 10/25/08 | Meghan McCain
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2008 AT 10:54 AM "Punk Rock Republicans" POSTED BY MEGHAN I am often asked what my favorite band of all time is, and for me it is an incredibly difficult decision - almost impossible. However, if I had to pick a band, it would probably be The Ramones. I have been a fan since around sixth grade when I first heard the song "I Want To Be Sedated" on the radio and was immediately hooked (I even had my first kiss while "Beat on the Brat" was playing in the background). The power, impact and influence of...

    10/22/2008 5:54:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies · 943+ views
    PRETENDERS star CHRISSIE HYNDE hates talking about politics because she's convinced Americans are not ready to elect a black president. The singer admits she is a fan of Democrat Barack Obama, but doesn't think her fellow countrymen will vote him into the White House when they go to the polls on 4 November (08). She tells Blender magazine, "To be honest, there's nothing I want to talk about less than politics. I'd rather vomit and lick it up. "I like Obama, but he's not gonna win. Trust me, I know my people."
  • Remember When? Legends of Doo Wop - Then & Now

    10/18/2008 10:27:19 PM PDT · by Goonch · 53 replies · 3,632+ views
    Vanity Fair
    Legends of Doo Wop
  • New Orleans drum legend Earl Palmer dies in L.A. at 83 (you must have heard his work)

    09/24/2008 11:15:22 AM PDT · by weegee · 7 replies · 486+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | September 20, 2008 1:13PM | by Keith Spera, Music writer
    Earl Palmer, the New Orleans drummer who largely defined the beat of rock 'n roll on thousands of recordings from the late 1940s on, died Friday in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 83... ...Mr. Palmer's distinct back beat, built on a heavy bass kick and New Orleans second line shuffle, was also informed by bebop jazz... Mr. Palmer provided the pulse on scores of Fats Domino singles, including his 1949 debut "The Fat Man" and his hits "I'm In Love Again," "I'm Walkin" and "My Blue Heaven." He backed Little Richard on "Long Tall Sally" and "Tutti...
  • Ted Nugent offers protection for Paul McCartney from Muslim extremists

    Ted Nugent, who calls himself “Dirty Harry with a ponytail,” is offering to provide personal security for rock ’n’ roll animal rights activist, Sir Paul McCartney. Apparently, the Beatles icon has been threatened by Muslim extremists if he plays a concert in Israel to celebrate the country’s 60th birthday.
  • 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Shame) Nominations Released

    09/22/2008 8:21:30 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 150 replies · 1,421+ views
    Billboard ^ | 9-22-2008 | My Favorite Headache
    The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees list was just released this morning and the nominees are: Metallica Jeff Beck The Stooges Run DMC War Bobby Womack Wanda Jackson Little Anthony and The Imperials Skipped over again: Rush Boston Kiss Journey Yes Chicago Genesis Phil Collins The Moody Blues Kansas Alice Cooper Deep Purple Abba Neil Diamond Styx Thin Lizzy Heart Hall and Oates Cheap Trick ETC....ETC...