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jueves, 31 de octubre de 2013

Katy Perry Says Mick Jagger Hit on Her When She Was 18

Pop star Katy Perry says that Mick Jagger hit on her when she was an 18-year-old backup singer.
Before she started selling millions of records — like her most recent album, ‘Prism,’ which is No. 1 this week — Perry was a backup singer who worked on songs by fellow pop-chart conqueror Miley Cyrus and the Rolling Stones frontman’s solo material.
As she recently told NovaFM, an Australian radio station, the sixtysomething Jagger came on to her after she sang backing vocals on his 2004 single ‘Old Habits Die Hard,’ which was used on the soundtrack to the movie ‘Alfie.’
“I actually went to dinner with him one time,” Perry said on the ‘Ash, Kip & Luttsy’ show. “And he hit on me when I was like 18!” You can hear, and see, the interviewer here. The interview asked how she could turn down the legend. “Well, you bring a friend, and then they do them,” she replied. “You sacrifice your friend.”
Since then, Perry said “he’s been very kind.” She even joined Jagger and the Stones onstage, performing ‘Beast of Burden’ with them in May when their 50th-anniversary tour stopped in Las Vegas.

miércoles, 30 de octubre de 2013

Moe Tucker’s Tribute to Velvet Underground Bandmate Lou Reed

The Velvet Underground drummer is now a grandmother in Georgia. She talks to Harry Siegel about her ‘special friendship’ with Reed, what she thought of his lyrics, and more.

Moe Tucker, the drummer and percussionist of the Velvet Underground, has been largely out of the spotlight for years, living in Georgia. Harry Siegel called her to get her thoughts on the passing of her one-time bandmate Lou Reed. Here’s what she told him.


Lou was, I don’t know—Lou and I had a special friendship. I loved him very much. He was always encouraging and helpful to me and a good friend. When you’re involved in something with someone, whether it’s winning the Super Bowl or whatever, I think those people who were with you at the time are special to you always. Yeah, actually I did know at the time that it was special, playing with them.

I’m super glad Lou and I remained friends all this time. Not close like we’d tell each other secrets like girlfriends or guy friends might, but a respect, I guess. The Velvet guys, they were like brothers. I felt more from them than just “we were in a band together.” Lou and I and Sterling [Morrison], too—I’ve known Sterling since I was 10—you know, it was a good bunch. I had a great time and loved them all very much, and I’m really kind of off-kilter over this.

It was so different at the time than anything else that was going on. We were not into flowers in your hair. It was very different, and consequently record companies didn’t know what to do with us, and blah blah blah. Thankfully, the fans soldiered on, and 20 years later we really started to get a lot more recognition. When you’re doing something like that, you don’t think, “In 20 years, people will love this,” so that’s been a really nice surprise. And I’ve always been real glad of Lou and John [Cale]’s solo success as well.

Many people, I think, have the impression that Lou was kind of a grouchy son of a bitch, but that’s not true. He’d be grouchy. He didn’t tolerate someone who has a job and does it badly. That just drove him nuts, and those were the kind of instances where he could be what some people would consider “holy shit.” But you can’t blame him, because how many years did he put up with people who didn’t know what the hell they were talking about when they came to interview him and stuff like that? I loved him very much, and I’m going to miss him.

On leaving New York and eventually starting to play again: I left because my husband, my ex-husband, got a job with Hughes Aircraft, actually, in California. I missed playing music, which is why I slowly started to think, “Well, maybe I could have a little fun again.” So I made some records [Ed note: Life in Exile After Abdication is incredible] and toured and stuff. I’m glad I did that. I did miss playing. Not initially—it was, “Well we’re done. Time to get a job.”

Many people, I think, have the impression that Lou was kind of a grouchy son of a bitch, but that’s not true.

On Lou’s lyrics: I was never one to analyze anybody’s music. If I liked it, I liked it. There’s lot of, like, the old days of the one-hit wonders—you know, great song and “Yeah, I like these guys,” and then you listen to the rest and you don’t like it very much. I think Lou’s lyrics were pretty personal. I think most of what he wrote about was pretty personal, and obviously a lot of people connected with what he had to say. Did you connect with what he wrote about? Not too much, no. With the music, yes. With the lyrics, no. That wasn’t my lifestyle. Obviously I knew what he was talking about, but that wasn’t what I was into. No, that didn’t make [playing with him] weird. Some of the songs literally I didn’t even know what the lyrics were until we recorded, and then I could hear them. In those days there were no monitors, for example, so when we played live, I didn’t hear anything. I would watch his mouth, for instance, when we were playing “Heroin,” so I could hear when we got to “Oh, and I guess that I just don’t know”—OK, here it comes. It sounds absurd, but a lot of the songs I didn’t hear the lyrics fully until we got to the recorded things.

On the backlash when the Internet got wind, months later, of a brief interview she’d done for a local newscast at a Tea Party rally, and her life now. I just thought—it pissed me off. Mostly because I didn’t know there was anything going on the Internet until it was too late to reply to some of these bastards who sent comments into The Guardian, that English paper, and I was really pissed because I couldn’t retaliate. No, not retaliate, I couldn’t reply. After a day or two, I thought, “What the fuck is the matter with you people? You’re a progressive, but no one is allowed to have a different opinion? You’re going to hate me because I don’t agree with you? What the hell is that? It’s a shame. It’s a damn shame that people are that close-minded.” I can say, “Fine, you don’t agree with me? That’s fine. I don’t agree with you.” But to be so outraged that a Velvet would not be a—oh my God.

The majority of my time now, I take care of my grandson. He lives with me. He’s 12. He has autism, high-functioning. And so it takes a bit of doing to make sure he does his homework and all that. He takes up my time.
Returning to Lou: I’m so pissed off. I’m so pissed off. Damn, why did that happen? I’ll miss him being out there, doing his thing. My deep condolences to Laurie, who I’m very happy he found.

Lou Reed Album Sales Skyrocket

If you’ve been listening to a lot more Lou Reed since hearing of the rock legend’s death, you’re not alone. Album sales from Reed and the Velvet Underground‘s catalog have spiked since he passed away on Oct. 27.
Vintage Vinyl News reports that a number of Reed and VU records have re-entered the charts, led by 1972′s ‘Transformer,’ which has risen all the way to No. 30. Other titles enjoying a sales increase include 2011′s ‘The Essential Lou Reed’ (at No. 31), 1967′s ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ (No. 36), 1974′s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal’ (No. 59), 1989′s ‘New York’ (No. 87) and 1973′s ‘Berlin’ (No. 176).
‘Transformer’ is the album that contains Reed’s rock-radio staple ‘Walk on the Wild Side,’ which is also undergoing a surge in popularity. It’s re-entered the charts at No. 50, followed by another ‘Transformer’ cut, ‘Perfect Day,’ at No. 156.
And it’s not just in the U.S. that Reed’s music is experiencing a sales renaissance. As VVN’s report notes, his records are making fresh inroads in Australia and the U.K., which should be good for a chuckle out of anyone familiar with the old Brian Eno quote about the first Velvet Underground LP originally being purchased by only 30,000 people, all of whom went out and started bands of their own.
The Wall Street Journal did a little investigative reporting into that sales figure following Reed’s death, and although it’s no longer possible to determine how many albums the Velvets sold out of the gate, ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ has racked up more than 500,000 units since 1991 — a figure sure to see a healthy increase during the days to come.

martes, 29 de octubre de 2013

(rare Video) Bob Dylan: License To Kill

I’m not sure when this cool video was shot, but I’m pretty sure it has to be @ The Power Station in NYC – April/May 1983.

Power Station
New York City, New York
April / May – 1983
  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar)
  • Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar)
  • Alan Clark (keyboards)
  • Robbie Shakespeare (bass)
  • Sly Dunbar (drums)

Bob Dylan - License To Kill from Pat Donahue on Myspace.

Man thinks ’cause he rules the earth he can do with it as he please
And if things don’t change soon, he will
Oh, man has invented his doom
First step was touching the moon

Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there as the night grows still
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

Now, they take him and they teach him and they groom him for life
And they set him on a path where he’s bound to get ill
Then they bury him with stars
Sell his body like they do used cars

Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there facin’ the hill
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

Now, he’s hell-bent for destruction, he’s afraid and confused
And his brain has been mismanaged with great skill
All he believes are his eyes
And his eyes, they just tell him lies

But there’s a woman on my block
Sitting there in a cold chill
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

Ya may be a noisemaker, spirit maker
Heartbreaker, backbreaker
Leave no stone unturned
May be an actor in a plot
That might be all that you got
’Til your error you clearly learn

Now he worships at an altar of a stagnant pool
And when he sees his reflection, he’s fulfilled
Oh, man is opposed to fair play
He wants it all and he wants it his way

Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there as the night grows still
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

Concert for George [2003] Full concert

Next November 29 will be fulfilled 12 years of the death of George Harrison,
Exactly one year to the day after former Beatles guitarist George Harrison passed away, his friends and mentors organized a concert in his honor.  On November 29, 2002, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and the living Beatles members, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, took to the stage and performed Harrison’s music.

1. Eric Clapton & Ravi Shakar -- Intro / Itroduction [0:00]
2. Anoushka Shankar -- Your Eyes [6:30]
3. Jeff Lynne -- The Inner Light [15:14]
4. Anoushka Sankar & Ravi Shakar's Orchestra -- Arpan [18:19]
5. The Monty Python -- Sit On My Face [42:28]
6. The Monty Python -- The Lumberjack Song [45:12]
7. Jeff Lynne -- I Want To Tell You [49:15]
8. Eric Clapton -- If I Needed Someone [51:57]
9. Eric Clapton -- Old Brown Shoe [54:31]
10. Jeff Lynne -- Give Me Love [58:52]
11. Eric Clapton -- Beware Of Darkness [1:01:55]
12. Joe Brown -- Here Comes The Sun [1:06:06]
13. Joe Brown -- That's The Way It Goes [1:09:21]
14. Jools Holland and Sam Brown -- Horse To The Water [1:13:22]
15. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers -- Taxman [1:19:19]
16. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers -- I Need You [1:2242]
17. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers -- Handle With Care[1:26:05]
18. Eric Clapton & Billy Preston -- Isn't It A Pity [1:29:51]
19. Ringo Starr -- Photograph [1:37:24]
20. Ringo Starr -- Honey Don't [1:41:28]
21. Paul McCartney -- For You Blue [1:45:00]
22. Paul McCartney -- Something [1:48:12]
23. Paul McCartney -- All Things Must Pass [1:52:48]
24. Eric Clapton -- While My Guitar Gently Weeps [1:56:41]
25. Billy Preston -- My Sweet Lord [2:02:55]
26. Jeff Lynne & George's Band -- Wah-Wah [2:08:12]
27. Joe Brown -- I'll See You In My Dreams [2:15:13]

Lou Reed’s Cause of Death Confirmed

Lou Reed
There is now a confirmation of the cause of Lou Reed’s death. It has been revealed that the Velvet Underground and solo star died at his home on Long Island yesterday (Oct. 27) of an ailment that stemmed from his recent liver transplant.
The New York Times reports that Dr. Charles Miller, who performed the transplant on Reed at the Cleveland Clinic back in April, has revealed that Reed was back in Ohio last week for further treatment. Pollstar also quotes Reed’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, as saying that the musician had been in frail health for months.
Sadly, it was determined that Reed’s end-stage liver disease could no longer be treated, and he decided to return to the home he shared with his wife, fellow musician Laurie Anderson. “We all agreed that we did everything we could,” Dr. Miller said.
“It’s as serious as it gets,” Anderson said at the time of Reed’s liver transplant. “He was dying. You don’t get it for fun.” She also added that she didn’t think her husband would “ever totally recover from this.” A few weeks after the surgery, he declared himself “up and strong” and, on June 20, participated in a Q&A session at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France.
Reed fell under the curve for liver transplant patients. According to the National Institutes of Health, 79 percent of those who receive a new liver survive the first year, with 67 percent lasting five years and 50 percent making it to 15 years.

Saldenajas Blues Band_Unplugged 2013 - 4 songs download

the 4 songs performed by Saldenajas, in 1 single file ready to download

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domingo, 27 de octubre de 2013

Perfect Day.... we will miss you... but see you soon!

Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He was best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his solo career, which spanned several decades.

Though the Velvet Underground were a commercial failure in the late 1960s, the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era. As the Velvet Underground's vocalist and principal songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including sexuality and drug culture.

After his departure from the group, Reed began a solo career in 1972. He had a hit the following year with "Walk on the Wild Side", although he subsequently lacked the mainstream commercial success its chart status seemed to indicate.

In 1975, Reed released a double album of feedback loops, Metal Machine Music, upon which he later commented, "No one is supposed to be able to do a thing like that and survive." Reed was known for his distinctive deadpan voice, poetic lyrics and for pioneering and coining the term Ostrich guitar.

In 2008, Reed married performance artist Laurie Anderson.

- RIP...

Waiting For His Man

RIP--- finally took his last Walk On The WILD SIDE.....

Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71 New York legend, who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, underwent a liver transplant in May
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. With the Velvet Underground in the late Sixties, Reed fused street-level urgency with elements of European avant-garde music, marrying beauty and noise, while bringing a whole new lyrical honesty to rock & roll poetry. As a restlessly inventive solo artist, from the Seventies into the 2010s, he was chameleonic, thorny and unpredictable, challenging his fans at every turn. Glam, punk and alternative rock are all unthinkable without his revelatory example. "One chord is fine," he once said, alluding to his bare-bones guitar style. "Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was born in Brooklyn, in 1942. A fan of doo-wop and early rock & roll (he movingly inducted Dion into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989), Reed also took formative inspiration during his studies at Syracuse University with the poet Delmore Schwartz. After college, he worked as a staff songwriter for the novelty label Pickwick Records (where he had a minor hit in 1964 with a dance-song parody called "The Ostrich"). In the mid-Sixties, Reed befriended Welsh musician John Cale, a classically trained violist who had performed with groundbreaking minimalist composer La Monte Young. Reed and Cale formed a band called the Primitives, then changed their name to the Warlocks. After meeting guitarist Sterling Morrison and drummer Maureen Tucker, they became the Velvet Underground. With a stark sound and ominous look, the band caught the attention of Andy Warhol, who incorporated the Velvets into his Exploding Plastic Inevitable. "Andy would show his movies on us," Reed said. "We wore black so you could see the movie. But we were all wearing black anyway." "Produced" by Warhol and met with total commercial indifference when it was released in early 1967, VU’s debut The Velvet Underground & Nico stands as a landmark on par with the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde. Reed's matter-of-fact descriptions of New York’s bohemian demimonde, rife with allusions to drugs and S&M, pushed beyond even the Rolling Stones’ darkest moments, while the heavy doses of distortion and noise for its own sake revolutionized rock guitar. The band’s three subsequent albums – 1968’s even more corrosive sounding White Light/White Heat, 1969’s fragile, folk-toned The Velvet Underground and 1970’s Loaded, which despite being recorded while he was leaving the group, contained two Reed standards, “Rock & Roll” and “Sweet Jane,” were similarly ignored. But they’d be embraced by future generations, cementing the Velvet Underground’s status as the most influential American rock band of all time. Read Rolling Stone's 1989 Lou Reed cover story
After splitting with the Velvets in 1970, Reed traveled to England and, in characteristically paradoxical fashion, recorded a solo debut backed by members of the progressive-rock band Yes. But it was his next album, 1972’s Transformer, produced by Reed-disciple David Bowie, that pushed him beyond cult status into genuine rock stardom. “Walk On the Wild Side,” a loving yet unsentimental evocation of Warhol’s Factory scene, became a radio hit (despite its allusions to oral sex) and “Satellite of Love” was covered by U2 and others. Reed spent the Seventies defying expectations almost as a kind of sport. 1973’s Berlin was brutal literary bombast while 1974’s Sally Can’t Dance had soul horns and flashy guitar. In 1975 he released Metal Machine Music, a seething all-noise experiment his label RCA marketed as a avant-garde classic music, while 1978’s banter-heavy live album Take No Prisoners was a kind of comedy record in which Reed went on wild tangents and savaged rock critics by name (“Lou sure is adept at figuring out new ways to shit on people,” one of those critics, Robert Christgau, wrote at the time). Explaining his less-than-accommodating career trajectory, Reed told journalist Lester Bangs, “My bullshit is worth more than other people’s diamonds.”
Reed’s ambiguous sexual persona and excessive drug use throughout the Seventies was the stuff of underground rock myth. But in the Eighties, he began to mellow. He married Sylvia Morales and opened a window into his new married life on 1982’s excellent The Blue Mask, his best work since Transformer. His 1984 album New Sensations took a more commercial turn and 1989’s New York ended the decade with a set of funny, politically cutting songs that received universal critical praise. In 1991, he collaborated with Cale on Songs For Drella, a tribute to Warhol. Three years later, the Velvet Underground reunited for a series of successful European gigs.
Reed and Morales divorced in the early Nineties. Within a few years, Reed began a relationship with musician-performance artist Laurie Anderson. The two became an inseparable New York fixture, collaborating and performing live together, while also engaging in civic and environmental activism. They were married in 2008. Reed continued to follow his own idiosyncratic artistic impulses throughout the ‘00s. The once-decadent rocker became an avid student of T'ai Chi, even bringing his instructor onstage during concerts in 2003. In 2005 he released a double CD called The Raven, based on the work of Edgar Allen Poe. In 2007, he released an ambient album titled Hudson River Wind Meditations. Reed returned to mainstream rock with 2011’s Lulu, a collaboration with Metallica. “All through this, I’ve always thought that if you thought of all of it as a book then you have the Great American Novel, every record as a chapter,” he told Rolling Stone in 1987. “They’re all in chronological order. You take the whole thing, stack it and listen to it in order, there’s my Great American Novel.”

jueves, 24 de octubre de 2013

John Fogerty – Live At The El Rey Theatre Full concert


01. Concert promo
02. Intro
03. Video clip (fragment)
04. Fortunate Son
05. Green River
06. Lookin’ Out My Back Door
07. Who’ll Stop The Rain
08. Born On The Bayou
09. Ramble Tamble
10. Midnight Special
11. Lodi
12. Happy Birthday
13. Mystic Highway
14. Somebody Help Me
15. Blue Moon Nights
16. Train Of Fools
17. Hot Rod Heart
18. Joy Of My Life
19. Almost Saturday Night
20. Heard It Through The Grapevine
21. Keep On Chooglin’
22. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
23. Oh, Pretty Woman
24. Centerfield
25. The Old Man Down The Road
26. Bad Moon Rising
27. Proud Mary
28. credits
29. “Wrote A Song For Everyone” commercial

Today: Bill Wyman is 77 Happy birthday

I didn’t want to stay in the Stones, and be stuck in a position having to play a music I didn’t like anymore and that restricted me from doing all the others things I’m interested in because of time.
~Bill Wyman
I wanted a variety in my life but after a couple of years I thought that music is what I do so maybe I should start doing it again.
~Bill Wyman

Birth name William George Perks
Also known as Lee Wyman
Born 24 October 1936 (age 76)
Lewisham, London EnglandUnited Kingdom
Genres Rock, rock and roll, swing,rhythm and blues, jazz, blues,skiffle
Occupations Musician, composer, author,record producer, film producer,bandleader, photographer,inventor
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, guitar,keyboards, percussion,autoharp
Years active 1962–present
Labels Velvel, Koch International,Rolling Stones, BMG
Associated acts The Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Wilie & the Poor Boys, The Cliftons

Bill Wyman (born William George Perks; 24 October 1936) is an English musician best known as the bass guitarist for the English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993. Since 1997, he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. He has worked producing both records and film, and has scored music for film in movies and television.
Wyman has kept a journal since he was a child after World War II. It has been useful to him as an author who has written seven books, selling two million copies. Wyman’s love of art has additionally led to his proficiency in photography and his photographs have hung in galleries around the world. Wyman’s lack of funds in his early years led him to create and build his own fretless bass guitar. He became an amateur archaeologist and enjoys relic hunting; The Times published a letter about his hobby (Friday 2 March 2007). He designed and markets a patented Bill Wyman signature metal detector, which he has used to find relics in the English countryside dating back to the era of the Roman Empire.

bill wyman

As a businessman, he owns several establishments including the famous Sticky Fingers Café, a rock & roll-themed bistro serving American cuisine first opened in 1989 in the Kensington area of London and later, two additional locations in Cambridge and Manchester, England.

As a member of the Rolling Stones for three decades, Bill Wyman established himself among the greatest bassists in rock & roll history; in tandem with drummer Charlie Watts, he belonged to one of the most stalwart rhythm sections in popular music, perfectly complementing the theatrics of Mick Jagger and the gritty guitar leads of Keith Richards.

 Rolling Stones

Finalists Announced for 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and Bon Jovi are multiple nominees for the 2013 Billboard Touring Awards which will be presented Nov. 14 in New York City. Fellow New Jerseyites Springsteen and Bon Jovi are both up for Top Tour and Top Draw honors, while Bon Jovi Management and Springsteen's Jon Landau Management are competing for Top Manager honors.
Two Rolling Stones tour stops -- in London (November 25 and 29) and Chicago (May 28 and 31 and June 1) are nominated for Top Boxscore, and the Stones and Bon Jovi, along with U2, are up for this year's Haul Of Fame award.
The Stones' tie-in with Citi Bank is also among the nominees for the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award.
The awards are based on box office numbers from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013 and are the closing event of the Billboard Touring Conference.

John Fogerty & ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Team Up for Fall Show

 John Fogerty Performs At The Nokia Theatre L.A. LiveFRANCE-MUSIC-ZZ-TOP

Two music legends came together last week when ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons joined John Fogerty on stage.
Gibbons teamed up with the “Old Man Down the Road” singer at Fogerty’s concert in Los Angeles on October 17.
The duo performed Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic “Born on the Bayou” and ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man,” according to the official release.
“The all-too-brief session will stand as one of the tallest highlights that's come down the pike in quite a while. Wow!”  Gibbons said in a statement.  “’Twuz killer diller. John & Co. certainly were on top of their game and the bonus of participation is quite the reward.”
On the tour, Fogerty has been performing iconic CCR albums Cosmos Factory and Bayou Country for the first time in the States.
The singer has a slew of tour dates left in his tour, which will finish up with a three-day residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre in mid-November.

Janis Joplin to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

 Janis Joplin

More than 40 years after her tragic death, iconic Rock and Roll songstress Janis Joplin is being honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
According to, a ceremony for the unveiling of Joplin’s star will take place on November 4, where the late singer’s siblings, Michael and Laura Joplin, will speak and accept the award on her behalf.
Kris Kristofferson will perform at the event, having prepared a special acoustic version of “Me and Bobby McGee;” a song which he co-wrote with Fred Foster that Joplin made famous when it was released posthumously on her 1971 album, Pearl.
Kristofferson and iconic record producer Clive Davis will also speak at the ceremony, which will be streamed live on at 11:30am PDT.
“Janis Joplin is an iconic figure and her songs will always be remembered by her fans around the world,” Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said in an official statement.

The Who Will Retire From the Road After 50th Anniversary Shows


The Who have announced that they will quit touring — this time for good — after they play a series of 50th-anniversary shows in 2015.

In an interview with the Evening Standard, Pete Townshend said that the Who plan to play some places they haven’t performed at in years to celebrate their golden anniversary. After that, the band will call it quits as far as touring goes.
“For the 50th anniversary, we’ll tour the world,” Townshend told the paper. “It’ll be the last big one for us. There are still plenty of places we’ve not played. It would be good to go to eastern Europe and places that haven’t heard us play all the old hits.”
As the story notes, Townshend and Roger Daltrey, the Who’s only other surviving original member, have suffered some ailments over the years. The guitarist has tinnitus, a hearing condition, and Daltrey had a pre-cancerous growth removed from his throat in 2010.
The group wrapped a tour in support of its 1973 album ‘Quadrophenia’ this summer, and will be releasing a deluxe edition of its 1969 classic ‘Tommy’ in a few weeks.
The Evening Standard quotes a source close to Townshend and Daltrey who says that they plan to pursue solo ventures once the Who wrap up their concerts in support of their 50th anniversary two years from now.

sábado, 12 de octubre de 2013

Mr.Q "Road to Las Vegas"

good trip,buen viaje,Счастливого пути,щасливого шляхуm,旅途愉快,bon voyage Mr.Q

Paul McCartney plays surprise concert in N.Y.'s Times Square

 Singer Paul McCartney gestures as he plays a surprise mini-concert in New York's Times Square, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Former Beatle Paul McCartney performed a surprise mini-concert in New York's Times Square on Thursday to the delight of throngs of workers, tourists and fans.
McCartney, 71, and his band sang tracks from his upcoming album, "New," which is due to be released in the United States on October 15.
"Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1 p.m. this afternoon!" McCartney tweeted about an hour before the packed mini-concert.
"Come on down to Times Square. It's all going to be happening there!" he added.
Security guards at the site said the 15-minute, lunch-time concert was kept a secret until shortly before its start.

"I loved it. It is hard not to like this band. They have been playing together for so long; they just make perfect music every time they hit a stage," Said Hamdan, 51, a teacher in New York who learned about the concert through Twitter, said.
Tawanna Flowers, a 25-year-old security guard working at the event, described the mini-concert as "awesome."
"New," which features 12 tracks including "New" and "Queenie Eye" is McCartney's first album of new material in six years.


"A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you'd recognize as mine," the singer and bassist said on his website. "But I didn't want it to all sound the same. We had a lot of fun."
On Wednesday, the singer did a special show and master class for 400 teenagers at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in the New York borough of Queens. The school was founded by singer Tony Bennett, who attended the performance.
McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr are the only surviving members of the British rock group the Beatles that also included guitarists John Lennon and George Harrison.

Ginger Baker Says the Rolling Stones Are ‘Not Good Musicians’

Ginger Baker recently told a reporter, among other things, that the Rolling Stones are “not good musicians.” He also had some disparaging words to say about fellow classic rockers the Who and Bob Dylan.
The former Cream drummer, as many writers have discovered before, is one of the most difficult interview subjects around. His Q&A with Rolling Stone was no less confrontational. In addition to not directly answering questions about his past — “You guys always get everything wrong,” he said at one point — Baker tossed out his opinion on some of his contemporaries.
What do you think of how [the Rolling Stones are] playing nowadays?
You’re joking right? 

I mean Charlie [Watts] is a great friend of mine. I think the world of Charlie. When I was living in the States, Charlie came to see me at my house and he said, “I’d give you some tickets but I know you would never go!” I won’t go within 10 miles of a Rolling Stones gig.
Why is that?
They’re not good musicians, that’s why. The best musician in the Stones is Charlie by a country mile.
Are you a fan of the Who?
No. Keith Moon was a friend of mine but I wouldn’t say he was a great drummer.
Dylan is still on the road.
Is he?
Yes. Were you a big Dylan fan?
I’m not a big anybody fan.
Baker also pointed out that he doesn’t listen to music, hasn’t practiced in more than 50 years and has no intentions of ever playing with Cream again.
In a way, his frankness throughout the interview — “I’m the drummer. I play the drums. Enough” — is candid and refreshing. Then again, the entire thing begs the question, Why does he continue to do them when he clearly doesn’t care for them? And as entertaining as Rolling Stone’s interview is at times, not too much is revealed, other than yes, Baker is still one cranky dude.

miércoles, 9 de octubre de 2013

Today: John Lennon was born in 1940 73 years ago 

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
― John Lennon

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon


From Wikipedia:
Birth name John Winston Lennon
Born 9 October 1940
Liverpool, England, UK
Died 8 December 1980 (aged 40)
New York City, New York, US
Genres Rock, pop
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, artist, writer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica, bass guitar
Years active 1957–75, 1980
Labels Parlophone, Capitol, Apple, Geffen,Polydor
Associated acts The Quarrymen, The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, The Dirty Mac, Yoko Ono
John Ono Lennon, MBE, born John Winston Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Together with Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.
“Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.”
― John Lennon
Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymen, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. As the group disintegrated towards the end of the decade, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine”. After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to raising his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.

Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing, drawings, on film and in interviews. Controversial through his political and peace activism, he moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon’s administration to deport him, while some of his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement.

“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”
― John Lennon
As of 2012 Lennon’s solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002 a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all-time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

From – 100 greatest singers – by Jackson Browne:
There was a tremendous intimacy in everything John Lennon did, combined with a formidable intellect. That is what makes him a great singer. In “Girl,” on Rubber Soul, he starts in this steely, high voice: “Is there anybody going to listen to my story. . . .” It’s so impassioned, like somebody stepping from the shadows in a room. But when he comes to the chorus, you suddenly realize: He’s talking directly to her. When I heard this, as a young teenager, it hit the nail on the head. It embodied the feelings I was living with every day — completely burning with sexual desire, with almost a regret at being so overpowered.
He had a confidence, a certainty about what he was feeling that carried over into everything he sang. One of the things about John Lennon and the Beatles that went by a lot of people was how unusual it was for people in their class, from Liverpool, to be catapulted into the higher reaches of entertainment and society, without disguising their working-class roots and voices. It was such an audacious thing to do, not to change who they were. That was the heart of John Lennon’s singing — to say who he was and where he was from.

John Lennon Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Vandalized

John Lennon Star Defaced - H 2013 
John Lennon‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was in need of some cleaning after it was vandalized recently.

Graffiti was discovered on the star last Saturday. As seen in a photo published on The Hollywood Reporter‘s website, various messages were written on the star, including “It cost a lot 2 win + even more 2 lose” and “Blackbird…rain was here.”
A smiley face, a heart and other symbols were also drawn on the star.
The folks who run the Hollywood Walk of Fame were contacted about the vandalism, and the star was cleaned on Monday.

Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez says Capitol Records — The Beatles‘ label, which is located near the star — is “looking into seeing if there’s any video [of the crime].” She says of the Walk of Fame stars, “They’re registered state landmarks. Those are my babies!”
Wednesday will mark what would have been John Lennon’s 73rd birthday.

lunes, 7 de octubre de 2013

Scott H. Biram

Scott H. Biram, aka Scott Biram, SHB, Hiram Biram, or The Dirty Old One Man Band (born April 4, 1974) is an award winning American blues, punk, country, heavy metal musician, and record producer based in Austin, Texas. He is primarily known as one of the prominent musicians of the One Man Band musical genre. He has appeared on national television shows such as NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and performed in prestigious venues such as The Lincoln Center in New York City and The Fillmore West in San Francisco, California. His music has been featured in many American television shows and films. He has also appeared as himself in several films and documentaries.

Biram was born in Lockhart, Texas, United States, and raised in Prairie Lea and San Marcos, Texas. He graduated from San Marcos High School in 1992 and then from Southwest Texas State University (now called Texas State University) in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Prior to becoming a one-man band, he was a member of a punk band (The Thangs) and two bluegrass bands (Scott Biram & the Salt Peter Boys and Bluegrass Drive-By).

Biram first released five albums under his own record label, KnuckleSandwich Records. His first album was This is Kingsbury?, released in 2000. This was followed by a second release, Preachin' & Hollerin in 2002. In February 2003 he released his third album, Lo-fi Mojo, recorded live on the radio in Austin, Texas. In April 2003, while recovering from a major head-on collision with a big-rig semi truck he recorded and released the "Rehabilitation Blues E.P." The recording was made at his parent's home while he was still bedridden from his crash. In 2004, he released The Dirty Old One Man Band. Subsequently, it was re-released (with a few changes) in 2005 when Biram signed with Bloodshot Records from Chicago, Illinois. After signing with Bloodshot, Biram released Graveyard Shift (2006), and Something's Wrong / Lost Forever (2009). Something's Wrong/Lost Forever reached #5 on the Billboard Blues Chart. His fourth record on the Bloodshot label, Bad Ingredients, was released on October 11, 2011. The Album reached #35 on the iTunes Rock Chart on the day of release. A week after the release of Bad Ingredients he appeared on the cover of the Austin, TX weekly magazine, The Austin Chronicle. He received the "Best Blues Record" award in the 2012 Independent Music Awards.

On March 25, 2003, Biram was involved in a head-on collision with a big-rig semi truck, which resulted in both his vehicle and his body being crushed. He survived the wreck and was flown to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He suffered from a broken femur, knee, foot, and arm, and severe internal injuries. Metal rods and pins were placed in all of the broken bones, and one and a half feet of his intestine had to be removed from his body. One month later he was back on stage at Austin's Continental Club playing a show from a wheelchair with an I.V. still dangling from his arm.

Since 1999, Biram has toured the United States, Canada, and Europe (performing approximately 200 dates a year). Between 2005 and 2013, he has toured Europe sixteen times, including France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. He has toured and shared the stage with bands such as Hank Williams III, Shooter Jennings, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Reverend Horton Heat. Biram has also performed as support for hard rock bands, Clutch, Social Distortion, Weedeater, and Pentagram. When Scott H. Biram took the stage at his 2004 SXSW festival showcase right after country singer, Kris Kristofferson he was quoted as growling “They said that was a hard act to follow….I’m a hard act to follow motherf***ers!!”

Although Biram doesn't cite anyone, or thing as an influence for becoming a one man band besides "a need to pay bills" and "a need to avoid the politics of being in a band," he has mentioned that he is proud to have shared the stage with other prominent one man bands such as the late Hasil Adkins and his friend Bob Log III.

Biram's musical style covers a wide spectrum. "I grew up on Doc Watson, Lead Belly and Lightnin' Hopkins," he revealed, "and in college, I discovered more obscure people like Lil' Son Jackson and Mance Lipscomb." Biram mixes roots music, CB radios and a punk rock attitude. "I kind of pride myself on being able to release my emotions freely and not hold back at all," he says. "So many people these days have timid little weak voices like they're scared to belt it out."

Although primarily known as a One Man Band, other musicians have participated and appeared on multiple Biram releases. Austin, TX musicians, The Weary Boys appeared on songs featured on Biram's records, "Preachin' and Hollerin'" and "The Dirty Old One Man Band". Particularly the songs "Truckdriver," "Sweet Thing," and "Ocean of Diamonds". John Wesley Myers and Van Campbell of Black Diamond Heavies appeared on two songs on Biram's release "Something's Wrong Lost Forever". Walter Daniels, more widely known for his harmonica playing, contributed saxophone solos on the song "I Want My Mojo Back" which was featured on Biram's 2011 record, "Bad Ingredients". Percussionist, Matthew Puryear of the local Austin, TX band Chili Cold Blood also contributed various percussion on several of the songs on Biram's "Bad Ingredients" album.

In 2012, Scott H. Biram's 8th release, "Bad Ingredients", won "Best Blues Record" with the Independent Music Awards. He accepted his award and performed at The Lincoln Center in New York City on March 28, 2013.

Scott H. Biram's fans are commonly referred to as "The First Church of The Ultimate Fanaticism". This title was inspired by a fanatical extremist church in the town of Fentress, TX near where Biram grew up. His father jokingly referred to it as "The First Church of The Ultimate Fanaticism" because of its reputation for playing rock records backwards and burning them. The original Scott H. Biram heavy metal song "Church Babies" was written while Scott Biram was the front man for his 90's punk band, The Thangs. The lyrics are about "The First Church of The Ultimate Fanaticism." Despite his seemingly sarcastic lyrics protesting organized religion in various songs, he is also known for recording and performing both original, and traditional, genuine gospel music. In many interviews he has mentioned that he is fascinated with the push and pull of spirituality on a person's life and what he calls "The Human Condition."

He is popularly known for playing original trucker songs such as "TruckDriver", "Reefer Load", "18 Wheeler Fever", "Hit The Road", "Open Road", and "Draggin' Down The Line," among others. He is also known for writing and singing songs about "chickens," which he claims refers not just to poultry, but also to lovers, ex-lovers and "loose women" in general. He also raises real chickens at his home in Austin, TX.

Scott H. Biram's long time fans will recognize his sense of original, casual, rural fashion. He is known for wearing mesh-back trucker hats, and proudly sporting velcro shoes on stage.


The song "Blood, Sweat & Murder" from The Dirty Old One Man Band album, was used in the television program, Dog the Bounty Hunter, in the episode titled "A Helping Hand" and also on an episode of NBC's My Name Is Earl. His song "Hit The Road" was also used on Dog The Bounty Hunter. "Lost Case Of Being Found," "Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue," and "No Way" were used in season four of FX Cable Channel's Sons Of Anarchy. His song "Wreck My Car" was used in the film, The Darwin Awards, starring Winona Ryder and Joseph Fiennes. The Biram song, "BBQ Commercial" is used in a television commercial for Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, a popular Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado restaurant chain. Biram has appeared in many documentary films, including a part in J.D. Wilkes 2008 film, Seven Signs: Music, Myth & the American South. Biram appeared in the 2008 German film The Folk Singer: A Tale of Men, Music & America. He was also featured in the French documentary, One Trip Some Noise. Biram's music was featured in the documentary, Running Heavy, and another short documentary entitled "The Tuesday Nighter". He also appears in the film "My Blue Star", a biography about the late Hasil Adkins, a prominent musician in the One Man Band genre. In 2013, Biram was the featured artist on an episode of the PBS television show "The Sun Studio Sessions".


 Hard rock band, Nashville Pussy covered his song "Raisin Hell Again" on their 2005 album, Get Some! Hank Williams III covered Biram's song, "Truckdriver". Biram also appears as a guest vocalist on "The White Trash Song" featured on southern rocker, Shooter Jennings's 2013 release, "The Other Life". Biram appeared with Jennings as musical guest on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in March 2013.

Scott H. Biram's latest full album "Nothin' But Blood" will be released on Bloodshot Records in early 2014. He will also release a limited edition gospel 7" vinyl single and downloadable version on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) 2013.