Tag: Bachman & Turner
Randy Bachman to be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, Bachman & Turner ‘s ‘Live At The Roseland Ballroom’ out now (video)
Randy Bachman has been chosen as one of the 2012 inductees for Canada's Walk of Fame. The lead guitarist and songwriter for legendary Canadian rock bands The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, will receive the honor this September 22nd in his hometown of Toronto.
Bachman will enter the Walk of Fame with fellow honorees Sarah McLachlan, late Saturday Night Live star Phil Hartman and the entire Team Canada hockey team of 1972, which made history when it beat the Soviet Union.
30,000 fellow Canadians submitted their votes for who they thought should be inducted, and Bachman was on top of the list.
It will be a return visting to the Canadian Walk of Fame, as The Guess Who were inducted back in 2001. Other notable Canadian musicians previously honored by the Walk of Fame include Guess Who frontman Burton Cummings, Neil Young, Rush, Joni Mitchell, Steppenwolf's John Kay, The Band's Robbie Robertson, Bryan Adams and ex-Red Rider singer Tom Cochrane. Congrats to Randy Bachman!
Eagle Rock Entertainment recently released the new live two-CD,DVD and Blu-ray 'Live At The Roseland Ballroom, NYC' on June 26th. Bachman & Turner features Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, the musicians at the heart of legendary band Bachman-Turner Overdrive. 'Live At The Roseland Ballroom, NYC' features songs from their recent self-titled album along with their classics 'You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet' 'Takin’ Care Of Business', 'Hey You' 'Blue Collar', 'Roll On Down The Highway', 'Let It Ride', and 'Lookin’ Out For #1', plus songs from Bachman’s early days with The Guess Who.
Over the course of a four-year run, Bachman-Turner Overdrive sold in excess of 30 million records, earning a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver discs, and notching up hits in more than 20 countries. The iconic duo shared duties on the lead vocals with Bachman contributing lead guitar and Turner the bass. Reuniting at the end of 2009 they released an eponymous album in 2010 and in November of that year they performed at the famous Roseland Ballroom in New York City as part of their North American tour.
The release featuring the line-up of Randy Bachman (guitars, vocals); C.F. Turner (bass, vocals); Marc LaFrance (drums, percussion, vocals); Brent Howard Knudsen (guitars, vocals); and Mick Dalla-Vee (guitars, vocals), with keyboards and background vocals by none other than 'Late Show With David Letterman' band leader and fellow Canadian Paul Shaffer.
Let It Ride
Rock Is My Life
Hold Back The Water
Lookin’ Out For #1
Stayed Awake All Night
Four Wheel Drive
Slave To The Rhythm
That's What It Is
You Ain’t Seen Nothin' Yet
Shakin’ All Over
Roll On Down The Highway
Takin’ Care Of Business
Interview with Bachman & Turner from March 2011
Bachman & Turner Tour dates:
Jul. 14 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavillion
Jul. 15 - Snoqualmie, WA - Snoqualmie Casino Amphitheater
Jul. 20 - Orange County,CA - Pacific Amphitheatre (w/Foghat)
Jul. 21 - Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall
Sep. 3 - South Woodstock, CT - Woodstock Fairgrounds
Sep. 15 - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagra Casino & Hotel
Sep. 28 - Lawrenceburg, IN - City of Lawrenceburg
Sep. 29 - St. Louis, MO - Veteran's Memoria Amphitheater
January 10- 14 - Royal Carribean Rock Legends II Cruise
Paul Rodgers, Foreigner, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Blue Oyster Cult, Pat Travers, Kentucky Headhunters, Bachman & Turner, .38 Special, Molly Hatchet, Foghat, Marshall Tucker Band, Black Oak Arkansas and more will all be performing together on the high seas as 'Rock Legends Cruise II' will kick off 2013 in style. Besides a fantastic cruise and concerts, monies raised will go to an important organization: the Native American Heritage Association.
Following the success of last year's inaugural Rock Legends Cruise, the January 2013 Rock Legends Cruise II will feature more than 15 bands performing multiple sets, collaborating musically, meeting and greeting and relaxing alongside fans throughout the four-day excursion. The Rock Legends Cruise II departs Fort Lauderdale, Florida Thursday, January 10 and docks Saturday, January 12 in Labadee, Haiti before returning to Fort Lauderdale Monday, January 14.
The weekend-long musical journey will feature three easily accessible performance venues on the ship: The Deck, The Platinum Theater and Studio B/Ice Rink. The line-up as of March 27 includes:
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED
BACHMAN & TURNER
THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
THE ARTIMUS PYLE BAND
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
DEVON ALLMAN'S HONEYTRIBE
Beyond the musical performances and onboard auction, sailors can also enjoy traditional ship board activities including on-board surfing (thanks to its FlowRider wave generator), a boxing ring, a full-sized volleyball/basketball court, cantilevered whirlpools and variety of gourmet restaurants. In addition, while docked at the private secured Labadee resort — situated on the north coast of Hispaniola which averages a high of 84.9 degrees in January — passengers can enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, parasailing and wave runners at the resort's stunning beaches, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage. The Liberty of the Seas from Royal Caribbean is one of the biggest, fastest and most luxurious passenger vessels in service today; it is served by a crew of 1300 on 18 decks.
The Native American Heritage Association has been working on reservations in South Dakota for more than 18 years and is a 4-star charity with CharityNavigator.org for seven consecutive years. Native American Heritage Association tractor trailers are on the road daily with supplies to the various far flung communities and 94% of the organizations total revenue goes towards program services which provide basic life necessities, including fuel assistance and medical transportation to 90,000 people. Many of these residents face an 80% rate of unemployment; 70% don't have transportation and many of those who do, don't have the means to purchase gas. These Lakota Sioux live in abandoned school buses, shacks or government housing with no insulation, some live without indoor plumbing, in homes with dirt floors, no beds or furniture.
To book passage on Rock Legends Cruise II, go to www.rocklegendscruise.com or call 888-666-1499 with any questions.
Sammy Hagar makes the book tour rounds in Canada; Unveils new Chickenfoot album title, Jams with Bachman & Turner and sits in on Max Webster’s Toronto radio show
Chickenfoot have been in the studio recording their next album with Mike Fraser, a Canadian producer, engineer, and mixer whose credits includes AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, and Joe Satriani.
Hagar told Noisecreep: "We're doing a new album right now and it's fantastic, Chickenfoot's just such a great band. Chickenfoot is so much like when I joined Van Halen originally, the '5150' years (1986). We do everything so fast."
Just prior to leaving on his book tour to promote his new autobiography, 'Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock,' Hagar said that Fraser had been at his home studio in California all week to record his background vocals.
"I have a studio. When the Foot's in there, I call it The Foot Locker; when my band's in there, I call it Red Rocker Recording. It's going great. We have 12 wonderful new songs and I'm doing vocals and Joe's doing overdubs. We've got all the basic tracks." Among the song titles are 'No Change,' 'Who's Next' and 'Astral Years,' Hagar revealed. There's also a track called 'I Ain't Got You, I Got The Two By Blues.' "It's not a comical record, but we're having so much fun, it will make you laugh," said Hagar. "That's how much fun we have when we play."
"Chickenfoot is the most musical band. If Joe says, 'I got this idea,' and he starts playing guitar, Chad starts playing drums, Mike starts on bass, and I start singing. Within two hours, we have a song. It's not like we slave; it's not like we argue. It's so simple. There is no torture involved." He says everyone is getting busy now, including Smith who is going out on tour with the Chili Peppers. "We're going to try and get it out before the fall. We're not looking to do a tour this summer or anything like that. We're going to wait until the album comes out and see if Chad's gonna be available."
Canadian Music Week so-called "celebrity chat" at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this past afternoon (March 12), legendary rocker Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Montrose, HSAS) revealed the title of the second Chickenfoot album.
Sammy told a capacity crowd in the Ballroom at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto: “We’ve got 11 songs written and recorded. I’ve done seven vocal tracks and it’s fantastic! Hopefully it’ll be out by the end of the year, but it’s hard to say when ‘cause we don’t have a record deal. We’re not looking for one. We had a one-off deal with Best Buy and Redline Records which was a fantastic thing, I gotta tell ya. There ain’t many record companies out there anymore and if there is, they don’t do much for you. They put the record out and if it sells, great. If it don’t, you’re fucked. It’s a strange world. The record industry’s pretty much in the toilet right now. We don’t care. We’re just finishing this record. Then we’ve got to make a record deal."
"But we have the album cover done," Hagar added. "We’ve already got a video – we shot everything in 3D, the album cover’s in 3D. It’s awesome. I’m going to get in trouble with my brothers in the ‘Foot for saying this, but I’m giving this out – our second record we’re calling Chickenfoot IV (Four). That’s how silly we are! It’s a working title but I guarantee it will stick. We just laughed, ‘What are we going to call the second record? Well, Chickenfoot II (Two).’ And we’re going, ‘We can’t call it Chickenfoot II, that’s too obvious.’ And pretty soon (drummer) Chad Smith, I’m sure was the guy, he’s going, ‘Let’s call it Chickenfoot IV.’ And we all cracked up and said, ‘Right on, that’s it.’ And we haven’t talked about it since. That’s what it’s going to be called. The dreaded second album – we’re going to avoid that.”
Canadian rock 'n roll legends Bachman & Turner performed at the Sirius Secret Show during Canadian Music Week, this past Friday, March 11th at The Mod Club. They were joined on stage by Sammy for a few songs:
Sammy Hagar also appeared on Toronto's classic-rock radio station Q107 on Friday afternoon (March 11) during drive-time host Kim Mitchell's (ex-Max Webster) show for a chat and jam session.
Chickenfoot's self-titled debut album, co-produced with Andy Johns (Joe Satriani, L.A. Guns, Van Halen), came out in 2009 and went gold in the U.S. and Canada.