Friday, April 12, 2013
That groundhog fella fleeced us. Again. It's cold and grey and bleak and terrible and there's no change in sight. If we're going to be enveloped by never-ending dreary bleakness, we might as well enjoy some colors (if only musically).
Two hours of rock & roll, blues, R&B, and soul music on the theme: color. Listen to the show here.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Black Sabbath, in support of the 13 (the full band's first studio release since 1978), have confirmed winter dates in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. Confirmed EU dates:
- 11/20: Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
- 11/22: Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena
- 11/24: Oslo, Norway @ Telenor Arena
- 11/26: Copenhagen, Denmark @ The Forum
- 11/28: Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
- 11/30: Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle
- 12/2: France @ Bercy Arena
- 12/5: Milan, Italy @ Fiera Arena
- 12/7: Prague, Czech Republic @ 02
- 12/10: London, UK @ 02
- 12/12: Belfast, Ireland @ Odyssey Arena
- 12/14: Sheffield, UK @ The Arena
- 12/16: Glasgow, UK @ Hydro
- 12/18: Manchester, UK @ The Arena
- 12/20: Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
No US dates have been announced, but 08/14 is confirmed in Toronto.
- Ryan A. / @RyanArnoldRocks
Monday, April 8, 2013
A founding member of The Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman, has released a visual memoir called Bill Wyman's Scrapbook. According to Concert Live, the London-based boutique entertainment & creative services agency who published the book, this will be a tough item to get your hands on:
Strictly limited edition – Only 1962 copies of this book will ever exist.
The majority of the book's content is unseen, revealing a deeply candid and original insight through the decades, with reflective hand written commentary by Bill Wyman.
Each book is hand signed and personalised by the man himself, with a unique centerfold spread.
Each book is uniquely numbered (1-1962) and certificated for authenticity.
Quarter bound, with unique front and back boards, housed in a beautiful clamshell box.
Hand sewn and hand bound in England using the finest materials and traditional binding methods - made to last.
Built into the back cover, a 10" picture vinyl will be included, with rare and unreleased material from over the years. Includes previously unheard demos of Bill's No.1 hit 'Je Suis un Rock Star ' (a track he originally wrote for Ian Dury) and 'Come Back Suzanne'.
More than 1,000 of the limited run book have been pre-ordered. The remaining 962 are available for £229 plus international postage (approximately $350 US) and are available here.
Friday, April 5, 2013
This week's show is dedicated to the keepers of the beat, the cymbal crashers, the bucket bangers, the guys (and girls) who absolutely drive the rhythm sections of every band - the drummers.
Download the show here; subscribe to the podcast through iTunes here.
Led Zeppelin / John Bonham - Good Times Bad Times
Red Hot Chili Peppers / Chad Smith - Breaking The Girl
Richard Thompson / Michael Jerome - Stony Ground
Rolling Stones / Charlie Watts - Honky Tonk Woman
Smashing Pumpkins / Jimmy Chamberlain - Tonight, Tonight
Rush / Neil Peart - Tom Sawyer
David Gray / Craig McClune - Please Forgive Me
U2 / Larry Mullen, Jr. - Sunday Bloody Sunday
James Brown / Clyde Stubblefield - Payback
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble / Chris Layton - Couldn't Stand The Weather
Pearl Jam / Dave Krusen - Jeremy
The Roots / ?uestlove - The Seed (2.0)
Cream / Ginger Baker - Sunshine Of Your Love
Dave Matthews Band / Carter Beauford - Rapunzel
Cheap Trick / Bun E. Carlos - Surrender
The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Mitch Mitchell - Fire
Soundgarden / Matt Cameron - Spoonman
Pink Floyd / Nick Mason - Time
The Police / Stewart Copeland - Walking On The Moon
Nirvana / Dave Grohl - Come As You Are
Fleetwood Mac / Mick Fleetwood - Tusk
The Eagles / Don Henley - Life In The Fastlane
Little Feat / Richie Hayward & Sam Clayton - Spanish Moon
Grateful Dead / Bill Kreutzmann & Mickey Hart - Samson & Delilah
The Who / Keith Moon - Won't Get Fooled Again
The Beatles / Ringo Starr - Come Together
The Clash / Topper Headon - I Fought The Law
Pearl Jam / Matt Cameron - World Wide Suicide
The Band / Levon Helm - Don't Do It