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Rock On the Talks Roundup: Peter Gabriel, Michael Stipe & Brian Eno, Daughtry, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Here's the roundup of this past weeks Rock on the Talks. First, Peter Gabriel stopped by Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night (Nov. 9) to play a fantastic arrangement of his classic hit "Red Rain" with a full orchestra. The new version can be found on his latest album, 'New Blood.'
Stephen Colbert wrapped last night's episode (Nov. 11) of the Colbert Report by paying tribute to recently disbanded college/alt-rock icons R.E.M. Colbert lifted frontman Michael Stipe on his Rock and Roll Shelf of Fame and wrapped up the show by joining the singer and previous guest Brian Eno for an acappella rendition of Bill Withers' "Lean on Me."
Chris Daughtry and his band stopped by NBC's The Today Show on Wednesday morning (Nov. 9) to perform their latest single 'Crawling Back To You,' from the new album 'Break The Spell.'
On November 8th, David Crosby and Graham Nash stopped by Late Show With David Letterman to perform "Taken At All," a number originally released on their 1976 album 'Whistling Down the Wire.'
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds appeared on Late Show With David Letterman to perform the first release "If I Had A Gun" from his new project's debut album. It has that Oasis feel to it, that's for sure.
Mariachi El Bronx stopped by Conan to perform "Revolution Girls" from their new album, Mariachi El Bronx II on November 10th.
8/8: Panic! at the Disco - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
8/8: My Chemical Romance - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
8/9: The Cars - Colbert Report
8/9: Cage The Elephant - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
8/9: Rival Sons - Lopez Tonight
8/9: Eddie Vedder - Late Show With David Letterman (R-6/20/11)
8/9: The Kills - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
8/10: Keb Mo - Conan
8/10: Incubus - Jimmy Kimmel Live
8/11: Kings Of Leon - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
8/11: OK Go - Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (R-5/3/11)
8/12: Coldplay - Jimmy Kimmel Live
8/16: Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs - Late Show With David Letterman (R-5/11/11)
8/17: Bono & The Edge - Late Show With David Letterman (R-7/18/11)
8/18: Old 97's - Lopez Tonight
8/22: Soundgarden - Conan (R-11/9/10)
Jack White and Stephen Colbert collaborate for a sure Grammy winning record; What’s Jack White up to?
"2011: A Rock Odyssey," took place this week on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" as Jack White agrees to help Colbert in his quest for a Grammy. Colbert apparently had a musical career in the 80's new wave era, but needs to fullfill his calling!
Colbert seeks White's help in recording a sure-to-win-a-Grammy record, which wraps up with a performance of his new song with White proteges, The Black Belles. Here's all the show segments, as well as the final concert.
Jack White has joined Bob Dylan in a tribute to Hank Williams, sprung from Dylan’s gifting of a folder of Williams’ lyrics that were never put to music.
“I did a project with Bob Dylan: he put together 20 or 25 people to finish writing Hank Williams songs that only had lyrics and didn’t have music … I had to write music for Hank Williams’ lyrics,” White said. “I looked through all the piles of lyrics, and one of ‘em just kept speaking to me. Sometimes you think ‘it’s gonna be really hard to find my spot,’ and then it picks it for you. You don’t even have to choose it; it just picks it for you.”
Dylan has yet to announce the full list of artists tied to the project, but White let a few names slip in an interview with MTV News. “He [Dylan] did one, asked Willie Nelson to do one, asked me to do one, and I think Lucinda Williams and Alan Jackson are on it too,” he said.
Dylan and White have colaborated before, performing live versions of the White Stripes’ "Ball and Biscuit" as well as "Meet Me in the Morning" from Dylan’s iconic Blood on the Tracks album, as well as others.
Jack White is in talks to provide music for comedian Bobcat Goldthwait’s musical based on The Kinks’ 1976 concept album, Schoolboys in Disgrace.
Kinks legend Ray Davies has been appointed as an executive director of the film, which is being produced by Howard Gertler and Tim Perell of Warp Films, an offshoot of Warp Records that has worked on Submarine and Four Lions and is distributing new Australian film Snowtown. White is being courted to “re-record the music,” and said the film could be a German co-production.
Schoolboys in Disgrace is a prequel of sorts to the Kinks’ 1973-74 rock opera, Preservation: Acts 1 & 2. According to the album’s liner notes, Schoolboys in Disgrace is the story of “a naughty little schoolboy” who is turned into a hard and bitter character after a public punishment in front of the whole school for getting himself into “very serious trouble with a naughty schoolgirl.” That naughty boy grows up to be Mr. Flash, the villain from Preservation.
“It’s the genesis story of a supervillain set to music,” Goldthwait says. “It’s the story of the world’s most charming criminal and a realistic high school musical for all the kids who hate sugary, sweet, unrealistic high school musicals.”