Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Steve Miller Ignited A Pink Floyd Crowd

To be the opening act at a concert. Most of us decide to sit down after the opening act has played. Steve Miller talks about what it took to open for Pink Floyd. From the experience he created one of Classic Rock's most successful songs. All in the name of igniting a Pink Floyd crowd.

Monday, October 5, 2015

John Fogerty's Headed To Vegas

John Fogerty's about to get a long term desert suntan. A Las Vegas residency. He'll check into the Venetian hotel for eight shows between January 8th and the 23rd. The show is called Peace, Love and Creedence, and Fogerty says, "I’m excited to be coming to The Venetian and bringing my 1969 show for you all. We are going to be rockin’ my Creedence Clearwater Revival songs along with many more. We’ll have some new things added to the show, too." The dates are January 8th, 9th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd. Other artists who have or have done Vegas residencies include Elton John, Rod Stewart, Santana, KISS, Def Leppard and Motley Crue.

Friday, October 2, 2015

John Lennon's 75th Birthday

Next Friday is John Lennon's 75th birthday. Yoko Ono is extremely grateful for the celebrations. Especially the one that takes place on Tuesday. A New York-area specialty bakery has come up with a sweet way to celebrate John Lennon's birthday. Baked by Melissa, noted for their creatively decorated and flavored cupcakes, will try to break a Guiness World Record next Tuesday. Melissa's is creating a giant peace sign in Central Park consisting of 40,000 bite-sized cupcakes -- which would qualify as the world’s largest cupcake art mosaic. That sweet treats will then be distributed to those taking part in the Yoko Ono and John Lennon Educational Tour Bus human peace sign. (Time Out New York)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Don Henley and Mick Jagger Record Together

Don Henley never needs to explain. His new collection of hits on Cass County lean a little on the Country Music side. Which shouldn't come as a shock. We've all heard the early stages of the Eagles. But it goes deeper than that. The artists that influenced him were knee deep in Country. Henley talks about how the Rolling Stones were heavily influenced by the sound of the south.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Faces Reunion

Rod Stewart talking about his recent reunion with Ronnie Wood and Kenny Jones from Faces. When asked if the band would reunite for a tour, Stewart says, "Faces fans must keep the faith because we will be doing it. We've just got to find a window." The other two members of the Faces, bassist Ronnie Lane and keyboardist Ian McLagan, are both deceased. Ronnie passed in 1997 and Ian followed last December.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Roger Waters The Wall In Theaters Tonight

Big night tonight for Roger Waters. His version of The Wall will play in 500 theaters across the country. The two-and-a-half hour film covers the show he staged around the world from 2010 to 2013 and shows Roger reckoning with his father's 1944 death in Italy during World War 2. It also addresses the human cost of armed conflict today. Waters says, "I hope these worldwide screenings will be a good opportunity to remember, not just our fallen loved ones, but all the other guys' fallen loved ones. Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend, we were all equal in the end." The screening will be a followed by the video broadcast of question-and-answer session with Roger and his Pink Floyd bandmate Nick Mason. For tickets and theater locations log onto FathomEvents.com. No word yet on when the film will be released on DVD.

Monday, September 28, 2015

3rd Award For Gregg Allman

Big moment for Gregg Allman this past Saturday night. He was given the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Songwriter Award. This is the third time he's put into the Hall. As member of the Allman Brothers Band. A solo performer and now a songwriter. Gregg talks about the one place he always dreamed of reaching...