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December 19
  • Surgeons prefer Floyd cut when cutting

    It's not just the anesthesiologist that thinks being comfortably numb is important during surgery.  It turns out a lot of surgeons operate while listening to the track from The Wall.  The title from the Pink Floyd double album is among the ones on the recommended list following a survey conducted by the Cardiff University Hospital in the UK.  The study found that 4 of every 5 operations are done to a soundtrack and a large percentage of surgeons have Comfortably Numb in the mix. Others getting a thumbs-up for OR play include the Bee Gees Stayin' Alive, Smooth Operator by Sade and Coldplay's Fix You. Ones to avoid?:  Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door and Everybody Hurts from REM.

    ClassicRock.TeamRock.com

     

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  • Surgeons prefer Floyd cut when cutting

    It's not just the anesthesiologist that thinks being comfortably numb is important during surgery.  It turns out a lot of surgeons operate while listening to the track from The Wall.  The title from the Pink Floyd double album is among the ones on the recommended list following a survey conducted by the Cardiff University Hospital in the UK.  The study found that 4 of every 5 operations are done to a soundtrack and a large percentage of surgeons have Comfortably Numb in the mix. Others getting a thumbs-up for OR play include the Bee Gees Stayin' Alive, Smooth Operator by Sade and Coldplay's Fix You. Ones to avoid?:  Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door and Everybody Hurts from REM.

    ClassicRock.TeamRock.com

     

    MORE PINK FLOYD INSIGHTS 

  • Surgeons prefer Floyd cut when cutting

    It's not just the anesthesiologist that thinks being comfortably numb is important during surgery.  It turns out a lot of surgeons operate while listening to the track from The Wall.  The title from the Pink Floyd double album is among the ones on the recommended list following a survey conducted by the Cardiff University Hospital in the UK.  The study found that 4 of every 5 operations are done to a soundtrack and a large percentage of surgeons have Comfortably Numb in the mix. Others getting a thumbs-up for OR play include the Bee Gees Stayin' Alive, Smooth Operator by Sade and Coldplay's Fix You. Ones to avoid?:  Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door and Everybody Hurts from REM.

    ClassicRock.TeamRock.com

     

    MORE PINK FLOYD INSIGHTS 

  • Surgeons prefer Floyd cut when cutting

    It's not just the anesthesiologist that thinks being comfortably numb is important during surgery.  It turns out a lot of surgeons operate while listening to the track from The Wall.  The title from the Pink Floyd double album is among the ones on the recommended list following a survey conducted by the Cardiff University Hospital in the UK.  The study found that 4 of every 5 operations are done to a soundtrack and a large percentage of surgeons have Comfortably Numb in the mix. Others getting a thumbs-up for OR play include the Bee Gees Stayin' Alive, Smooth Operator by Sade and Coldplay's Fix You. Ones to avoid?:  Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door and Everybody Hurts from REM.

    ClassicRock.TeamRock.com

     

    MORE PINK FLOYD INSIGHTS 

  • Jimmy Page close to next project (video)

    After spending a good deal of time in recent years revisiting the past while remastering original tracks and selecting bonus material for the reissued, expanded editions of Led Zeppelin's first five albums, Jimmy Page is close to starting his next musical venture.  While he's not revealing any details about his direction and sound, the guitarist tells our friends at Classic Rock Magazine that it will be 'surprising'.

     

     

  • The Boss becomes The Undertaker

    Bruce Springsteen calls the shots when the E Street Band is on stage and in the studio, but guitarist Steve Van Zandt is directing The Boss on the set of Lilyhammer, the crime series based on a city in Norway.   How did Bruce do in his first filming session? Just fine, according to the producer.  Van Zandt said of the performance, 'It's not some cameo. He's not playing himself. It's a real thing.'  Bruce plays the character of Guiseppe Tagliano, whose mob handle is The Undertaker, and will appear in the final three episodes of the new season of Lilyhammer.  Van Zandt admits that reversing the roles he's accustomed to as a member of Springsteen's band was a little unnerving, saying directing Springsteen produced, '...a little bit of anxiety', but added, '...it meant a lot to me that he chose me and trusted me enough to direct him when literally everybody on earth's been wanting to do it.  Was it fun? Yeah, but it's more fun when it's over.'

    Telegraph.co.uk

     

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  • Neil Young, Joe Bonamassa join Randy Bachman on new album

    Randy Bachman has enlisted Neil Young and guitar great Joe Bonamassa for his new album.  Heavy Blues, due out on April 15 of next year, will also include material featuring the late Canadian guitarist Jeff Healy and pedal steel player Robert Randolph.  Production of the album is being handled by Rush, Journey, Iron Maiden veteran producer Kevin Shirley.  The Bachman-Turner Overdrive veteran says the new album was inspired by his '...love of classic 60's Blues-Rock' and credits Young for challenging him to '...get out of the box, do something fearless, be fierce, be ferocious, reinvent yourself.'

    Examiner.com

  • Original Grateful Dead manager passes

    Rock Skully, the man who signed the Grateful Dead to their first management contract, passed away Tuesday (12/16) after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.  The raspy voiced, free speaking Skully was well known among the group's fan base.  He managed the group during its first 20 years, signing them after seeing them for the first time at a Ken Kesey Acid Test. His unorthodox approach to managing the band rankled some in the industry some believe it factored into the group's performance at Woodstock being left out of the film about the 1969 festival.  Skully and David Dalton collaborated on the book Living With The Dead.

     

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  • Rock Hall inductees announced

    Stevie Ray Vaughan,  Lou Reed, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Green Day, Bill Withers and The Five Royales will join the ranks of just over 300 musicians in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame n the spring. Ringo Starr will be given the 2015 Award For Musical Excellence. John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney have been inducted into the Hall with the Beatles and as solo artists.  This year's ceremony will take place in Cleveland on April 18th.  Starr called notification he would be honored '...recognition to me'. Jett called the experience '...surreal and humbling', adding that becoming a member is '...something you always dreamed about doing as a musician.'
    RollingStone.com

     

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  • One-of-a-kind guitar stolen

    A thief in Vancouver made off with one of the rarest guitars in existance when he broke into a music store and grabbed a framed Peavy guitar autographed by a dozen major stars.  The break-in at Uniquely Yours, a memorabilia stor in the British Columbia city known for carrying exceptional collectibles, took place in the early morning hours on December 4. The instrument features the signatures of Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Ron Wood, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Brian Johnson, John Densmore, Lars Ulrich, Duff McKagan, Joe Cocker and Vince Neil. The guitar was apparently the sole reason for the burglary as the thief could easily have taken a number of other valuable items, including a sheet of mathematical equations valued at $23,000 that was next to the guitar.
    NSNews.com

  • Haynes Christmas Jam features Neil Young tribute (video)

    The annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam benefit concert in Asheville, NC Saturday (12/13) featured a Gov't Mule set loaded with cover tunes and heavy on Neil Young material.  Opening with Cinnamon Girl, the Mule followed with renditions of Tonight's The Night, an acapella version of For The Turnstiles, Old Man and Helpless were next, followed by After The Gold Rush, Cowgirl In The Sand and Down By The River.  The group also worked in a tribute to Ian McLagan by doing the Faces Stay With Me and closed with a thunderous version of Led Zeppelin's Trampled Underfoot.
    JamBands.com

     

     

     

     

  • David Gilmour performs Wish You Were Here (video)

  • Guitarist stakes claim on Ozzy song

    Guitarist Jake E. Lee says he played a significant role in writing Bark At The Moon.  Talking with Eddie Trunk, Lee claimed he was told  that he would receive a writing credit on the song.  When that proved wrong, Lee says Ozzy's wife and manager informed him that his guitar parts would be replaced in the recording if he made an issue of being left out of the credits and royyalties.  When presented a contract to sign that included his acknowledgement that Osbourne had written all of the songs he claimes he was was told by Sharon Osbourne that if he failed to sign it, '...we'll give you a plane ticket' you go back home and you stand in line and you sue us. In the meantime, we have all your tracks.'

    AntiMusic.com

  • Dylan announces 2015 release

    Bob Dylan has his 36th studio album cued-up for release early in the new year. The 10 track disc titled Something In The Night will drop February  3rd.

  • Dead resurrect holographic Garcia

    A few weeks back, we speculated that plans were in the works for something special involving former Grateful Dead members. That something has now come to light, and it doesn't involve just the living members of the group.  Plans have been confirmed to stage a concert on each coast that will reunite the seminal San Francisco group with its departed guitarist. A hologram version of Jerry Garcia will virtually take the stage with the group for concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. HoJams is rthe company in charge of making the computer generated Garcia a convincing presence for the two shows. CEO Sam Watts says successful shows on the coasts could lead to more being scheduled. The New York and San Francisco shows will draw on Garcia appearances and performances during the late 60's and early 70's.

    LiveForLiveMusic.com

     

     


Noteworthy Then
  • 12-19

    1944 Ten years After’s Alvin Lee born…   1975 Rolling Stones make Ron Wood a full time member…   1993 Michael Clark of the Byrds dies of liver failure…   1994 Aerosmith closes tour at Mama Kin Club in Boston…   1997 BB King performs for the Pope at the Vatican…   2009 Austin, TX announces city will honor Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Townes Van Zandt at new Austin Music Memorial…

  • 12-18

    1938 Chas Chandler, bass player for the Animals and early Jimi Hendrix manager, born…   1943 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones born…   1948 Be Bop Deluxe’s Bill Nelson born…   1953 Elliot Easton (Shapiro) of the Cars born…   1983 Keith Richards marries Patty Hanson in Mexico…   1993 Eric Clapton attends Keith Richards 50th birthday party in New York City…   2005 Appliances from Jerry Garcia’s home put up for auction on EBay to benefit a charity the late Grateful Dead guitarist supported…

  • 12-17

    1942 Paul Butterfield born…   1949 Bad Company’s Paul Rogers born…   1958 Mike Mills of REM born…   1964 Sam Cooke buried in Chicago…   1977 Elvis Costello plays Saturday Night Live…   1982 Who close farewell tour at Maple Leaf Garden in Toronto…   1984  Dusty Hill shoots himself while removing boot when derringer he had tucked into it goes off…   1986 Doobie Brothers do a benefit concert for Stanford CA Hospital after it names a wing in the band’s honor…   2005 Neil Young plays Saturday Night Live…   2009 Fire damages London clothing store Eric Clapton has ownership share in…   2010 Paul McCartney does afternoon concert at 350 seat 100 Club in London…

  • 12-16

    1943 Tony Hicks of the Hollies born…   1966 Jimi Hendrix releases Hey Joe in England…   1970 5 Creedence Clearwater Revival singles and albums certified Gold on the same day…   1983 Who make official break-up announcement…   Stephen Stills, former Eagle Don Felder, members of Styx and Nightranger appear at Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding concert in Phoenix, AZ… Rock Hall of Fame announces Peter Gabriel, KISS, Nirvana, Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens as 2014 inductees...
     

  • 12-15

    1922 Alan Freed born…   1942  Drummer Carmen Appice born…   1955 Paul Simonon of the Clash born…   1964 Beatles release Beatles ’65 in the US…   1977 Sex Pistols denied US visas the day before scheduled appearance on Saturday Night Live…   1981 Robbie Krieger of the Doors joins Blue Oyster Cult on Roadhouse Blues during Reseda, California BOC show…   1984 Robert Plant plays Saturday Night Live with the Honeydrippers…   1989 Paul McCartney donates $100,000 to Friends of the Earth…   1991 Scorpions donate $62,000 to Russia for humanitarian aid…   2005 NJ state legislator introduces bill to make Born To Run license plate, with sales to benefit Garden State food banks   2009 Rock Hall Of Fame announces Genesis and the Stooges will be inducted…   2010 First guitar Pete Townshend ever played auctioned for $11,000 to benefit Teenage Cancer Trust…

  • 12-14

    1949 AC/DC’s Cliff Williams born…   1974 Queen releases Sheer Heart Attack , Mick Taylor leaves the Rolling Stones…   1984 George Harrison plays with Deep Purple in Sydney, Australia…   1992 Former J Geils Band front man Peter Wolf sings Midnight Hour with Bruce during E Street Band concert at Boston Garden…   1999 Paul McCartney does webcast from the Cavern Club…   2005 Jimmy Page knighted by Queen at Buckingham Palace for his efforts to help poor children in Brazil…  2006 Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun dies six weeks after sustaining a head injury in a backstage fall during a Rolling Stones concert at the Beacon Theater… 

  • 12-13

    1948 Doobie Bros. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter born. Ted Nugent born   1949 Television's Tom Verlaine born (Thomas Miller)   1966 Jimi Hendrix TV debut on UK show Ready, Steady, Go!   1969 Bob Dylan on cover of Rolling Stone Magazine   1985  Phil Collins guest stars on Miami Vice   2002 Zal Yanovsky of the Lovin' Spoonful dies of a heart attack2005 Cream Royal Albert Hall double CD released   1010 Paul McCartney plays the Apollo Theater in Harlem

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