Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stephen Stills and Electric Flag veteran Barry Goldberg have formed a new musical alliance that will release an album this summer. The Rides has titled the debut album Can't Get Enough. The 10 track collaboration seems to have had pretty organic origins. Goldberg suggested inviting Shepherd into the fold. Stills rates the five days the three of them spent playing and recording at his house as '...one of the best times I've had in my music career'. The album will be released August 27. Here is a behind the scenes look and listen at what's in store.
PostedThursday, May 16th, 2013 7:25ambyROCKinsights
A Scottish civic group eager to see a statue commemorating the late Bon Scott is turning to KickStarter to try and raise the funds to get one commissioned. DD8 Music in the late singer's home town of Kirriemuir hope the online funding campaign can generate the $76,000 it figures it needs to raise to get the monument to the AC/DC front man built. The group has staged an annual Bon Scott Festival since 2006 and has been successful in getting a street named in his honor. If enough money is generated by the appeal, the design for the work will be unveiled during the 2014 Scott Festival on May 3 of 2014. SleazeRoxx.com
PostedThursday, May 16th, 2013 7:04ambyROCKinsights
John Fogerty is combining his birthday and album release into a party at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles that will be televised live by AXS TV on Tuesday (5/28). The performance will presumably draw some of the artists that joined Fogerty on Wrote A Song For Everyone, the album featuring reworked versions of several Creedence Clearwater Revival classics. Start time for the music and festivities is 8:30 (Pacific). Rockers appearing on the album include Bob Seger and Foo Fighters. Here's a sample of the recharged version of Fortunate Son we can expect from the Fogerty-Dave Grohl collaboration. HenneMusic.com
PostedTuesday, May 14th, 2013 11:42ambyROCKinsights
The Wednesday (5/15) episode about a serial killer on the CBS show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will include footge of Black Sabbath performing End of the Beginning, a new track from the group's soon to be released album 13 (June 11). Ozzy called the experince of being on the set a bit tedious because of the time involved in staging scenes, saying there was a lot of 'hurry up and wait' time.
PostedTuesday, May 14th, 2013 11:01ambyROCKinsights
Brother & Sisters, the first album the Allman Brothers released following the deaths of Duane Allman and Barry Oakley in motorcycle accidents, will get a 40th anniversary expanded editions release on June 25. Sets will be available in double and 4 CD versions. A 1973 concert recorded in '73 at Winterland in San Francisco may also be available with the June 25 release. TheMortonReport.com
The International Space Station hosted an American astronaut that performed a flute duet with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Now, the home away from home for scientists can boast of another first. Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield ended his 5 month stint on the craft by singing David Bowie's Space Oddity, the song inspired by the lunar landing in 1969. Floating in a most peculiar way while delivering those very lyrics works quite well. Telegraph.co.uk
The blue, 1965 Ferrari John Lennon chose over rival rides pitched to him by Jaguar, Maserati and Aston Martin will be auctioned by Bonhams on July 12. The 2+2 configured Coupe, purchased by the Beatle for the US equivalent of $9,978, is expected to bring a top bid between$280 and $340 thousand. Lennon selected the car on an afternoon that Ferrari and reps from the other highly regarded manufacturers brought cars to his mansion for him to look over and choose between.
We can only imagine the phenomenal music that might have come out of a band featuring Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Paul McCartney and drummer Tony Williams but had Hendrix lived longer, that supergroup could very well have come together. The Jimi, Miles and Tony Williams collaboration was pretty much set to happen. Less known was that the three dispatched a telegram to Paul McCartney inviting him to join them on bass. In a cable delivered to Apple Records on October 21, 1969 and now a part of the Hard Rock Cafe treasure trove of memorabilia, a message signed, 'Peace Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Tony Williams' reads, 'We are recording and (sic) LP together this weekend. How about coming in to play bass', and advises McCartney to contact producer Alan Douglas if he was interested and available. Whether Paul even got the message is not certain. A reply, sent on his behalf by
Peter Brown, an assistant to the Beatle, informed the senders that Paul was vacationing and would not return for two weeks. Whether Hendrix, Davis and Williams actually got around to recording that weekend with someone else on bass is also a mystery. If it did happen, Hendrix producer Eddie Kramer would have loved to have been there, commenting, 'Lord knows where it would have gone; those huge egos in the studio at the same time!'. Boston.com
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the John Mellencamp, T Bone Burnett musical, is being put into concert form for a tour of 20 Midwest and Southeastern cities, starting close to Mellencamp's home in Indiana with an October 10 concert in Bloomington. The full stage production, set in Mississippi and based on a '...tale of fraternal love, lust, rivalry and revenge', has been doing performances in Atlanta. More than a dozen members of the cast will participate in the tour. It is not clear how many of the album participants will be on the tour. In addition to Mellencamp and Burnett, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash and Sheryl Crow are on the album, which gets released June 4. USA Today
PostedThursday, May 9th, 2013 7:13ambyROCKinisghts
Wednesday night (5/8) in San Jose, CA, the Rolling Stones added Bonnie Raitt and Creedence Clearwater Revival veteran John Fogerty to the linup of guests popping on stage with them. Fogerty joined the band on the night's version of It's All Over Now, while Raitt contributed guitar and vocals to the first live performance of Let It Bleed that the Stones have done in concert since 2007. Former Stone Mick Taylor came out for his nightly cameo on Midnight Rambler and You Can't Always Get What You Want gave members of the San Jose State Choraliers bragging rights few other college choruses will be able to trump. JamBands.xom
PostedWednesday, May 8th, 2013 6:26ambyROCKinsights
All things Doors is the promise for fans of Jim Morrison & Co. through an official Doors app now available for Apple platform devices. In addition to the lyrics for every song then band recorded, app owners can use the device to get a look at the equipment the band members used during recording sessions, learn about the circle of people group members were close to, access a band timeline controlled using the knobs on the radio that was in Jim Morrison's Shelby GT Mustang, check out video footage and memorabilia and even use the app as a tour guide to scenes important to the band in and around LA.
PostedWednesday, May 8th, 2013 6:09ambyROCKinsights
It took a mere 5 minutes to sell out Boston Strong, the benefit concert to raise funds for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The concert featuring Aerosmith, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, the J. Geils Band, Extreme Godsmack, Carole King, New Kids On The Block, Dane Cook & Steven Wright is being staged at TD Bank Garden, the home of the Boston Celtics and Bruins. The facility is being provided rent free for the event. In an effort to prevent scalpers from turning the event into a benefit for themselves, organizers opted to sell digital passes instead of paper tickets. Boston.com
Add an ex-President to the list of people that have failed to convince the members of Led Zeppelin to reunite. CBS has learned that Bill Clinton made a personal plea to the band to come together and perform at the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in New York City. The Robin Hood Foundation's David Saltzman and movie exec Harvey Weinstein urged the former President to pitch the band on doing the one-off. They say he enthusiastically accepted the challenge and gave it his all, telling them, 'I really want to do this, this will be a fantastic thing. I love Led Zeppelin.' The mission to get Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones on the Madison Square Garden on 12-12-12 proved to be as futile as his attempts to broker peace in the Middle East. BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
The Dropkick Murphys will re-record their song Rose Tattoo with Bruce Springsteen to raise money for those injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. Guitarist James Lynch says Bruce contacted the band directly on the day of the terror attack on the group's home town to ask about doing something to help. Speaking with Backstreets.com, Lynch said, 'We didn't have to reach out. He was there for us.'
A concert many consider one of the best of any era of Grateful Dead live performances is among the live recordings in a 14 disc set that includes 5 concerts that followed the May 8, 1977 show at Barton Hall on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York. The June 11 release titled Magical, Mythical Tour is available as a digital download and on CD and on. The lp version of the release is limited to 15,000 pressings. The physical versions include a book documenting each of the concerts. The other concerts included in the collection were staged at the St. Paul MN Civic Center (5/11), the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago (5/12&13), the St. Louis Arena (5/15) and the University of Alabama Coliseum in Tuskaloosa (5/17).