Archive for November, 2012
On December 5th, fans of The Doors will have the opportunity to watch Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, & John Densmore like never-seen-before live in concert on Facebook. Qello, the music entertainment digital streaming service, along with Eagle Rock Entertainment are hosting a Facebook Digital Premiere of The Doors 1968 live concert at the Hollywood Bowl, which is considered to be the band’s finest concert on film.
The film of this historic concert has been meticulously restored using the original camera negatives; the audio has been remixed and mastered and three unreleased tracks have been resurrected, marking the first time the concert can be seen in its entirety.
The Doors keyboardist, Ray Manzarek says, “the quality is stunning, mind-blowing; it’s like being there right on that Hollywood Bowl stage with me, Jim, John, and Robby.”
A ticket to Facebook Digital Premiere comes with a trove of treats for music fans; for $4.99 ticket holders get:
- Access to watch LIVE AT THE BOWL ‘68 for 30-days.
- Access to participate in the *LIVE Q&A with Ray Manzarek on Dec.5th (immediately following the premiere) hosted by legendary Rolling Stone editor, Ben Fong-Torres, who was the last known reporter to interview Jim Morrison before his death.
- Access to The Doors Box Set, including When You’re Strange, The Doors Live in Europe ’68, and The Doors Classic Album.
- Free 30-day All-Access Pass to Qello’s entire library of HD Concerts and Music Documentaries available on up to five devices.
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones to appear on ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ next week
Billboard.com has reported that the surviving members of Led Zeppelin are staying up late next week. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones are set to visit the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday (Dec. 3) for a rare joint interview.
Unfortunately it's not a performance, but Plant, Page and Jones will have plenty to talk about: both will have just been honored at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. That event won't be broadcast on CBS until the day after Christmas. Maybe Dave and Paul Shaffer can bust out some instruments and get a jam session going. We can hope. That probably won't happen, but the guys will be promoting the concert CD/DVD/Blu-Ray film "Celebration Day," which documented the band's heralded reunion concert in 2007 at London's O2 Arena and was released on Nov. 19th. Can't wait to see the guys in this setting, since it's something we haven't seen with all three on a U.S. talk show at one time.
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler has responded to the accusations of racism by New American Idol judge Nicki Minaj in a video clip below. After Tyler recently made comments about the new judges on American Idol, Minaj responded with her opinion of what he had said, going as far as to accuse Tyler of racism. Tyler originally was asked about the 'feud' btween Mariah Carey and Minaj and responded, “I know that they’ve got something going on on the judges’ panel — it shouldn’t be that, it should be just the opposite. They should have something going on, which is called ‘camaraderie.’”
He continued, “They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the talent that’s trying to birth itself. It needs to be judged by people (who are) honest, true, that have the ‘it’ factor. Not the ‘it’ factor because they can fight — the fuck is that all about? You just have to give your opinion. It wasn’t hard for me, but I would imagine it’s hard for some people. They need a manager to say, ‘Shut the fuck up, and just give them your opinion."
“These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere, and they’re in New York City — they’re scared to death!” Tyler said. “ If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying.”
That prompted the following tweets by Minaj: “When Steven 1st went on Idol he was ridiculed by his peers & fans alike. Called a sell out. So what does he do? Ridicule the next judge."
“You assume that I wouldn't have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go fuck yourself and worry about yourself babe.”
“I understand you really wanted to keep your job but take that up with the producers,” she wrote. “I haven’t done anything to you. That’s a racist comment.”
“LOL lets make him a shirt that says ‘No Coloreds Allowed’ then escort him down 2 Barbara Walters so he can tell how he was threatened w/guns”
On Canada's etalk, Tyler said: "I apologize it was taken wrong, Nicki. I'm the last thing on this planet as far as being a racist," Tyler said. "I don't know where she got that out of me saying, 'I'm not sure how she would have judged Bob Dylan.' I was just saying that if Bob Dylan came on the show, he would've been thrown off. Maybe I spoke out of turn, but a racist I'm not, Nicki." We'll see if Nikki responds.
Twisted Sister to headline Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at venue in their native Long Island, New York
Twisted Sister will headline a benefit concert on Sunday, December 16 at 6 p.m. at The Emporium in Patchogue in support of Long Islanders affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Emporium has donated $10,000 to help the people on the ground right now, and they hope to achieve their goal of raising $100,000 for the families affected by the worst storm to ever hit the area, with the public's help.
The Emporium will be donating 100% of the net proceeds from ticket and bar revenue to four different charities. 25% each will go to Long Island Cares,Inc., The Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Island Park Music Program, whose musical instruments were lost in the flood waters, and the remaining 50% to local families in need.
"TWISTED SISTER is a world-renowned superstar hard rock band who grew up on Long Island and proves time and time again that they have never forgotten their roots," said The Emporium owner Tim Lorito, "We are thrilled to be able to partner with them to lend a hand to their fellow Long Islanders in need."
"We are excited to be able to show our love to the people of Long Island who have been impacted by this storm and bring them a rock show for the ages" said JJ French of TWISTED SISTER, who now lives in Manhattan — another one of the areas hit heavily by the Hurricane. "This is certainly going to be a night to remember."
The Emporium has announced special ticket packages where you can meet and greet the artists performing, and receive all kinds of cool stuff. More acts to be announced.
Tickets are available to the public for purchase right now at $40 each in advance at the venue or through Ticketfly.com.
The Emporium is located at 9 Railroad Avenue in Patchogue, NY 11772. Call (631) 627-8787 for more details.
Special ticket packages available:
$200 Gold Ticket (Only 50 Available)
- Commemorative poster pre-signed by the artists + VIP table.
$500 Platinum Ticket (Only 50 Available)
- Meet and greet the artists performing, mingle and take pics + receive a commemorative poster signed by all the artists + TWISTED SISTER "Live In Vegas" CD signed by the band + VIP table.
$900 Diamond Ticket (Only 10 Available)
- Meet and greet the artists performing, mingle and take pics + receive a signed guitar by all the artists performing (guitars donated by All Music) + commemorative signed poster signed by all the artists + "Twisted Christmas" and "Live in Vegas" DVD and CD, both signed by the band + "A Twisted Sister" holiday card personally signed to you from the band + VIP table + dinner that night at The Emporium made special by world-famous Chef Piers. For more info go to: http://www.theemporiumny.com/
The Rolling Stones will be back onstage tonight in London for the second of two shows at the O2 Arena, with special guests Eric Clapton and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. They will also be joined one again by former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, who performed with them on Sunday night. At the kickoff of the '50 Years and Counting' mini-tour, the legends of rock delivered a 23-song set. Check out some of the best video of the show below.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts played on a stage shaped like their lips and tongue logo at the first of their five '50 And Counting' shows, with the lower lip made into a catwalk loop. The band were joined by former bassist Bill Wyman making his first appearance with the band since 1990 on 'It's Only Rock N' Roll (But I Like It) and 'Honkey Tonk Women,' and ex guitarist Mick Taylor on 'Midnight Rambler,' joining them for the first time since 1981.
Video testimonials from the likes of Pete Townshend, Elton John, Iggy Pop and Nick Cave kicked things off, with the set starting with 'I Wanna Be Your Man.' Mary J Blige made a guest appearance on 'Gimme Shelter,' then Jeff Beck hit the stage for a cover of St Louis Jimmy Oden’s track 'I’m Going Down.'The set also featured both new tracks 'One More Shot' and 'Doom And Gloom.'
The Stones encore consisted of 'Sympathy For The Devil,' 'You Can’t Always Get What You Want' and 'Jumpin’ Jack Flash,' with the London Youth Choir assisting on 'You Can't Always...'.
After the Stones play the O2 Arena tonight, they will make their way to the U.S. for gigs at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on December 8th and at Newark's Prudential Center on December 13th and 15th.
Setlist from Nov. 25th:
I Wanna Be Your Man
Get Off of My Cloud
It’s All Over Now
Paint It Black
All Down the Line
I’m Going Down
Out of Control
One More Shot
Doom and Gloom
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
Honky Tonk Women
Before They Make Me Run
Start Me Up
Sympathy for the Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Jumpin’ Jack Flash