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  • Son of Sex Pistols’ manager burns $6.5M worth of dad’s memorabilia

    11/27/2016 7:34:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    New York Post Wire Services ^ | November 27, 2016 | By Laura Italiano
    Joe Corre — the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and designer Vivienne Westwood — put $6.5 million worth of his dad’s punk memorabilia in a boat and lit it on fire, all to make a point. Corre told the crowd at the River Thames that “punk was never, never meant to be nostalgic — and you can’t learn how to be one at a Museum of London workshop.”
  • How Would Ted Nugent React If Hillary Clinton Used One of His Songs? We Asked Him

    07/26/2016 4:52:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | July 26, 2016 | By Matthew Wilkening
    Which of your songs would you most like to see Mr. Trump use during his campaign stops? “Stranglehold” would clinch the presidency. How would you react if Hillary Clinton used one of your songs during the Democratic National Convention? We would know the end is near.
  • Smells like middle-aged spirit - boom in big outdoor music festivals may not be sustainable

    06/27/2015 10:12:20 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    The Economist ^ | Jun 27th 2015 | no byline - The live music industry
    TO JUDGE by the crowds making their way to Glastonbury Festival on June 24th, it is a good time to be in the music industry. This week nearly 200,000 revellers set up camp across several fields in Somerset, where the festival has been held nearly every year since it first started as a small, hippyish event in 1970. Now hundreds of live bands and DJs will perform on 90 stages over five days. Each punter pays £225 ($353) for the experience, which, thanks to the damp British weather, tends to be a muddy one. Glastonbury is perhaps the most striking...
  • Who is your favorite rock band ever?

    05/02/2015 8:51:26 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 244 replies
    I saw The Doobie Brothers and Don Felder (Eagles) last night and they still sound great. Eagles are my all-time favorite. I never get tired of listening to them. I'm a believer in rock keeping us young!
  • Sly Stone Wins $5 Million Verdict in Lawsuit Against Former Manager and Attorney

    01/29/2015 2:12:20 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    variety ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ted Johnson
    Funk singer Sly Stone has been awarded $5 million by a Los Angeles jury in his lawsuit against a former manager and attorney he claimed diverted royalties from his music for their own benefit. The Los Angeles Superior Court announced its verdict on Tuesday, after two days of deliberations. Stone’s litigation, filed under his real name Sylvester Stewart, involved millions of dollars in royalties and stretched over almost five years. He filed suit in 2010, claiming that manager Gerald Goldstein and attorney Glenn Stone in the late 1980s induced him to sign an employment and shareholder agreement with Even Street...
  • Rockin' the Wall in Tucson with Freeper LS

    01/06/2015 7:13:01 AM PST · by LS · 6 replies
    self ^ | 1/6/2015 | LS
    We will be screening our film "Rockin' the Wall," about music's part in bringing down the Iron Curtain, at the Loft Theater on Speedway, tomorrow night, Wed. Jan. 7 at 7:00 p.m. I'll be there to sign books and do a Q&A. See you there.
  • Joan Jett: My full, uncensored fury (Anti-Republican e-mail screed)

    11/02/2014 1:06:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 159 replies
    MoveOn.Org e-mail | November 1, 2014 | Joan Jett
    Dear XXXX: If this weren't an email, I'd lay out my full—uncensored—fury at Republicans and right-wing forces that hold women down, keep us subservient. But it is an email, so I'll say my piece as politely as I can: This election is ours to win, if we do the work. As I see it, politicians make laws that put women's bodies and our paychecks into their hands. But we're not just a voting group to be courted by ad execs. Women, and the men who stand with us, are the majority. And when we show up and vote, women win....
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to evict ashes of Alan Freed, DJ who gave birth to rock 'n' roll...

    08/05/2014 12:18:41 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 30 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | updated August 02, 2014 at 9:57 PM | Laura DeMarco
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is in Cleveland thanks in large part to Alan Freed. But Freed is no longer welcome in the Rock Hall, according to his son, Lance Freed. Lance Freed says he was told several months ago by Rock Hall President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Harris that he would have to "immediately" remove his father's ashes, which had been on display since 2002, from the building. "He said, 'look Lance, there's something strange, people walk past the exhibit and your dad's ashes and they scratch their heads and can't figure out what...
  • Tom Petty: ‘No one’s got Christ more wrong than the Christians’

    07/24/2014 1:29:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tom Petty says that no one has interpreted Jesus Christ’s teaching more incorrectly than Christians, as he was asked to explain the history behind his new song “Playing Dumb.” In an interview with Billboard, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explained his inspiration behind the song, which will be featured as a bonus cut on the accompanying vinyl release of “Hypnotic Eye.” “Catholics, don’t write me,” Mr. Petty said. “I’m fine with whatever religion you want to have, but it can’t tell anybody it’s OK to kill people, and it can’t abuse children systematically for God knows how many...
  • Why Buddy Holly will never fade away

    07/22/2014 1:51:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Philip Norman
    On the basis of simply counting heads, rock music surpasses even film as the 20th century's most influential art form. By that reckoning, there is a case for calling Buddy Holly, who died in a plane crash 50 years ago next Tuesday, the century's most influential musician. Holly and Elvis Presley are the two seminal figures of 1950s rock 'n' roll, the place where modern rock culture began. Virtually everything we hear on CD or see on film or the concert stage can be traced back to those twin towering icons – Elvis with his drape jacket and swivelling hips...
  • Rip Tommy Ramone, Last Of The Ramones

    07/12/2014 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    NEWS 4 SAN ANTONIO ^ | 12 JULY 2014 | NEWS 4 SAN ANTONIO
    Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday. Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, said Ramone died on Friday. Frey didn't have additional details. Ramone — born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary — was 65. Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist DeeDee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. The band members weren't related and had different last names, but took the common name Ramone. The...
  • Spies, Spooks, And Rock 'n' Roll At Twilight Of The Cold War

    05/06/2014 2:53:00 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    RFE/RL Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | Tuesday, May 06, 2014 | Carl Schreck
    WASHINGTON -- A pro-Kremlin lawmaker spawned a tsunami of scorn in Russia this week by alleging that Soviet rock star Viktor Tsoi's Perestroika-era anthems were composed by CIA operatives trying to destabilize the Soviet regime. Friends, acquaintances, and fans of the late frontman of the legendary band, Kino, call the claims ridiculous. But the U.S. government was keenly aware of the power of rock ’n’ roll to rattle its Cold War rival, according to “Free to Rock,” a new documentary that explores the impact of rock music on Soviet society. The White House, in fact, played a hands-on role in...
  • WATCH: Bono's Unexpected Response to 'Who Is Jesus?' Question

    04/17/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 904 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 31 March 14 | Charisma News Staff
    U2 frontman Bono talks about his faith and answers the question "Who is Jesus?" in the video below. Click play to watch. Link Here with Video (2 mins 46 secs)
  • Devo guitarist Bob Casale dead at 61

    02/20/2014 12:53:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Pop & Hiss Music Blog ^ | February 18, 2014 | Todd Martens
    Devo founding guitarist Bob Casale died Monday after medical complications unexpectedly led to heart failure, his brother Gerald said. Bob Casale was 61. Bob had recently been hospitalized due to stomach ailments, his brother said when reached by phone Tuesday, but had been thought to be recovering. Gerald said his brother was otherwise in good health and had been working on numerous Devo-related projects. "During testing, he de-stabilized. They were a little flummoxed," Gerald said. "He was sitting up, talking and the next thing he was in an ER, life-and-death situation. His blood pressure dropped too low and they couldn't...
  • Dick Dodd, Singer and Drummer of the Standells, Dies At 68

    11/30/2013 10:18:23 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 45 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | November 30, 2013 9:37 AM | Dave Swanson
    Lead singer and drummer for the ’60s garage rockers the Standells, has passed away. He was 68 years old. Dodd, who came to fame via the Standells’ big hit, ‘Dirty Water’ in 1966, had been battling stage four cancer. His illness was only recently announced via his Facebook page, and a Go Fund Me page was set up. A posting recently stated, “The doctors have found two places in Dick’s brain. Right now, they aren’t going to worry about it. The tumor in his esophagus will be treated with chemo directly into the tumor. He won’t be able to eat,...
  • Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71

    10/27/2013 10:58:25 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 120 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 10/27/13 | Jon Dolan
    Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
  • Rock Hall nominations? No, it's time to start kicking people out

    10/19/2013 5:06:13 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 85 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | October 17, 2013 | By John Petkovic
    Enough of this arguing over who deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's time to look at those already inducted and issue some indictments. Darwin would call it thinning the herd. You could also call it correcting un-natural selection -- as in, evicting those acts and artists undeserving of being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It'€™s time to vote people OUT of the Rock Hall. Feel free to choose from the following list of 15 names -- or add your own. It's time to storm the Bastille, er, I mean, that glass...
  • How To Read This Year's Rock Hall Nominations

    10/19/2013 4:57:42 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | October 19, 2013 8:00 AM | Chris Molanphy
    If you look beyond the headlines that greeted this week's announcement of 16 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — Nirvana, a foregone conclusion for first-round induction; KISS, long snubbed, getting its second shot at glory — you might notice that two Rock Hall records were quietly set. They tell you all you need to know about how this mysterious institution works. The first involves '70s–'80s disco/R&B pioneer Chic. With this nomination, its eighth, Chic holds the current record for the most nominations for the Rock Hall without getting inducted. (The all-time record is still held by...
  • 'Justice for Trayvon': Bruce Springsteen dedicates song he wrote (Amadou Diallo)

    07/18/2013 6:39:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 18, 2013 | Jill Reilly
    Bruce Springsteen is the latest famous face to call for justice for Trayvon Martin. At his show in Limerick, Ireland, the 63-year-old dedicated his protest song American Skin (41 Shots), to the 17-year-old who was shot dead in February 2012 by neighbourhood vigilante George Zimmerman. According to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, after seeing the song written on a fan's sign Springsteen decided to play the track, dedicating it to Martin.
  • Paul McCartney Gun Control: Beatle Voices Support For New Regulations

    04/19/2013 12:52:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Latin Times ^ | April 18, 2013 | Charlie Creitz
    Paul McCartney lent his voice to the gun control proponents this week. The former Beatle joined singer Tony Bennett's "Voices Against Violence" campaign which allows Americans supporter tougher new regulations on the gun control issue to text a number to receive contact information for their local legislator. McCartney, a British citizen, is the latest celebrity to join Bennett's push for harsher gun control regulations. Gloria Estefan, Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell and Josh Groban are some of the other voices callers will hear in addition to Paul McCartney's plea that nobody has to "Live and Let Die" in his view. "Tell...