Archive for March, 2012
KISS kicked off the NCAA Final Four Weekend with a huge free concert in New Orleans last night (Mar. 30). Watch the full set below and other highlights. AT&T sponsored the 'Big Dance' concert and had some pre-show hosts try to do some contesting, but it ended up being pretty lame. Good try guys.
AT&T hosted the concert and this pre-show interview with all four members of KISS before last night's concert. There is even a disclaimer on the video so many of those corporate AT&T assholes aren't offended. I guess. Lame
Here's KISS online footage from the 29th floor of the hotel next door of 'Rock and Roll All Nite'
Here's the performance of 'Black Diamond'
Here's fantastic multi-camera footage from the webcast of the entire show:
Check out the photos from kissonline.com of the show below.
1. Мodern Day Delilah
2. Shout It Out Loud
4. Hotter Than Hell
5. Let Me Gо Rock'N'Roll
6. Shock Me
7. Calling Dr. Love
8. I Love it Loud
9. 100,000 years
10. Love Gun
11. Black Diamond
12. Detroit Rock City
13. Lick It Up
14. Rock And Roll All Nite
It's no joke, on April Fool's Day - tomorrow night, April 1st, KISS will present an award at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The band flies accross the country from New Orleans to MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to be part of the festivities. You can check it out on CBS at 8PM ET/PT.
Shinedown talk ‘Through The Ghost’ track from new album ‘Amaryllis’, footage from tour opener in Anaheim (video)
Shinedown's new album 'Amaryllis' was released on Tuesday (Mar. 27) and vocalist Brent Smith sat down with ARTISTdirect.com to discuss some of the specifics pertaining to it.
Smith zeroed in on the song "Through the Ghost," saying it's about waking up in the morning and looking at yourself in the mirror and not recognizing the person you are starting at.
It's like you lost yourself and the song tries to figure out a way to find yourself again. Check it out here:www.artistdirect.com
Smith contends that despite the weighty subject matter, the song is not sad, even though it's dramatic. The listener should feel some peace and like they've reached a reset point when the song ends; as in, he or she should want to listen to the album again.
Brent Smith, Zach Myers, Eric Bass and Barry Kersch of Shinedown kicked off their Avalance tour at the Grove in Anaheim, CA. on March 27th. Adelitas Way will open up all the dates of the tour, with New Medicine third of the bill for the first leg, with Art of Dying taking that slot halfway through the tour. I always find fantastic concert footage from miked665 on youtube of all the best Southern California hard rock shows. Check out his footage of Shinedown, with a couple of videos of Adelitas Way and New Medicine. Go check out all his awesome performance video of Southern California rock at: www.youtube.com/miked665
'Sound Of Madness'
'Diamond Eyes' (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)
'If You Only Knew'
'The Crow & The Butterfly'
'Fly From The Inside'
Las Vegas rockers Adelitas Way kicking ass. These guys are for real!
New Medicine 'Race You To The Bottom'
Bruce Springsteen News: Boss dedicates song to Trayvon Martin, NJ Governor Chris Christie want Bruce to play Atlantic City Casino, Awesome Philly footage-crowd surfing and chugging beer with the crowd! (video)
Bruce Springsteen addressed the killing of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose recent shooting death at the hands of local neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is suspected by some of being racially motivated. Bruce said onstage, "This is for Trayvon," before he and the E Street Band kicked into 'American Skin (41 Shots)' at the concert at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday (Mar. 28).
'American Skin' was written about the 1999 killing of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant who was shot repeatedly shot by four New York City police officers who believed he'd brandished a gun at them. Like Martin, Diallo was unarmed and had reached for a wallet.
On Tuesday (Mar. 27) Christie called on the Jersey rock icon to perform at the new Revel casino in Atlantic City on Labor Day weekend. Christie was touring the casino and said Christie said, "I think Bruce, if he's true to his lyrics, would love the fact that the state used taxpayer funds to invest in this place to create jobs for working men and women."
Beyonce will perform at the official grand opening of the casino over Memorial Day weekend.
Here's more great footage from the Philly show this past Wednesday. There aren't many artists that connect with their audience like Bruce does. Just fantastic!
This is from the March 28th show- Bruce Crowd Surfing and chugging beer! How awesome! Just the absolute best, not much more you can say! It's gotta make you feel so good! You gotta Love the mutual Love!
A commemorative plaque honoring David Bowie's iconic Ziggy Stardust character was unveiled Tuesday (Mar. 27) at the site where the cover photo for the classic 1972 album, 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,' was shot.
The album cover was shot in January 1972, five months before the record release, with Bowie resting his foot on a step outside 23 Heddon Street in central London, which photographer Brian Ward used as a makeshift studio.
Spiders of Mars band members Mick Woodmansey and Trevor Bolder; Terry Pastor, the illustrator responsible for tinting the album's cover; and Ziggy Stardust producer Ken Scott were all in attendace. Founding Spandau Ballet member Gary Kemp, whose own group's music was enormously influenced by Bowie, hosted the honors of unveiling the plaque. Kemp, who became hooked by music after seeing Bowie in his Ziggy guise on Top Of The Pops, described him as a "Messianic rock star."
"Ziggy was the ultimate messianic rock star, and with him David Bowie successfully blurred the lines not just between boys and girls, but himself and his creation," said Kemp. "Bowie was Ziggy come to save us -- and I bought him hook, eyeliner and haircut. It seems right that it should be the job of a fan boy and I am very honored."
The 40th anniversary deluxe reissue of Ziggy Stardust will be released on June 5th.
Beatles News: George Harrison: Living in the Material World documentary to be released May 1, McCartney co-founded Performing Arts School helps arts college attended by John Lennon
'George Harrison: Living in the Material World,' is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on May 1. The Martin Scorsese directed award-winning 2011 documentary, will be released in three versions: a two-DVD set, a single Blu-ray and a deluxe edition offering the DVDs and Blu-ray, a 96-page photo book and a 10-track CD of previously unreleased Harrison recordings.
The cd, 'Early Takes Volume 1,' will also be sold separately as a CD, a digital download and 180-gram vinyl LP. Rare alternate takes and demos from the sessions for Harrison's first post-Beatles solo effort, 'All Things Must Pass,' including renditions of the title track, "I'd Have You Anytime" and "My Sweet Lord" on on the album. Early Takes also features Harrison's unreleased demo recordings of "The Light That Has Lighted the World," the Everly Brothers hit "Let It Be Me," and Bob Dylan's "Mama You've Been on My Mind."
George Harrison: Living in the Material focuses on the late Beatles guitarist's musical and spiritual journey through life. It premiered last October on HBO and went on to win the 2012 Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature.
The performing arts school Paul McCartney co-founded in Liverpool, England has come to the rescue of an arts college John Lennon attended. The school was in danger of being transformed into a luxury apartment complex. The Liverpool Echo reported that the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) has agreed to purchase the property located next door at 68 Hope Street for 3.7 million pounds ($5.9 million). Lennon met both his first wife, Cynthia and early Beatles bassist Stu Sutcliffe at the location.
The building is now expected to be used by the institute for educational purposes. The LIPA was the site of the Liverpool Institute for Boys, the grammar school both McCartney and George Harrison attended.
"There are sound business reasons why we are buying the building next door," LIPA principal and chief executive Mark Featherstone-Witty said, "but there is no denying the romance of bringing together two buildings where three Beatles once did their learning."