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Cleopatra Records has set an October 2 release date for "Who Are You: An All Star Tribute To The Who". As THE WHO approaches a nearly 50-year career, artists in genres from classic to progressive rock, and from punk to country, collaborate on a stunning celebration of the band’s remarkable catalogue.
THE WHO has sold over 100 million records, had 27 Top 40 hits, 17 Top 10 albums, and have been certified gold (18 times), platinum (12 times) and multi-platinum (5 times). They were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, and have been described as one of the greatest rock bands in history by Rolling Stone, the Grammy Foundation, VH1, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Artists from CHEAP TRICK and RUSH to PEARL JAM have counted THE WHO as a primary influence. With such weight put on this legendary band’s musical output, the contributors to "Who Are You" have brought every ounce of creativity, attitude, and reverence to the collection.
"Who Are You" track listing:
1. Eminence Front
- John Wetton (ASIA)
- K.K. Downing (JUDAS PRIEST)
- Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER/BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION)
2. Baba O'Riley
- Jerry Goodman (MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA)
3. I Can See For Miles
- Mark Lindsay (PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS)
- Wayne Kramer (MC5)
4. Love Reign O'er Me
- Joe Elliot (DEF LEPPARD)
- Rick Wakeman (YES)
- Huw Lloyd-Langton (HAWKWIND)
- Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE/ROD STEWART/BLUE MURDER/OZZY OSBOURNE/KING KOBRA)
5. My Generation
- Knox (THE VIBRATORS)
- Dave Davies (THE KINKS)
- Rat Scabies (THE DAMNED)
6. The Kids Are Alright
- THE RAVEONETTES
7. Won't Get Fooled Again
8. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
- Todd Rundgren
- Carmine Appice
9. I Can't Explain
- Iggy Pop
10. Behind Blue Eyes
- Pat Travers
11. Magic Bus
- Peter Noone (HERMAN'S HERMITS)
- Peter Banks (YES)
- Ginger Baker (CREAM)
12. Who Are You
- Gretchen Wilson
- Randy Bachman (BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE)
13. Pinball Wizard
- Terry Reid
- Mike Pinera (BLUES IMAGE)
- Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER)
14. Squeeze Box
- John Wesley (PORCUPINE TREE)
- David Cross (KING CRIMSON)
- .38 SPECIAL
- Ted Turner (WISHBONE ASH)
- Ian Paice (DEEP PURPLE)
16. The Seeker
- Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW)
- Leslie West (MOUNTAIN)
Check out the version of 'Eminensce Front' from the album here
Rock Picks of the Week Ketchup: Black Keys, Van Halen, Foo Fighters, Theory of a Deadman, Eve To Adam, Art of Dying
Since my Rock Picks of the Week have continually turned into the Rock Pick of the month or every three weeks, I must make a commitment to being more diligent about catching up. So here is my Ketchup. Some of these tracks have been out awhile, but I have to give them a pick.
Black Keys 'Gold On the Ceiling'
Black Keys have had another massively successful track with this one, as it's currently the #1 track on the alternative charts, top 5 at adult rock, top 10 at active rock and top 20 on the rock charts. The Keys recently performed it on the MTV Movie Awards as part of a tribute to Johnny Depp, who joined the band on guitar.
The Keys recently filmed an episode of the Travel Channel’s 'No Reservations' with host Anthony Bourdain and have shot a cameo, in full ponytails, for a Comedy Central series 'Workaholics.' They also will continue touring in 2012 with some big time gigs including as headliners at the inaugural Firefly Festival in Dover on July 20-22, New York’s Catalpa Festival on July 28th, Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 3rd, and Montreal’s Osheaga Festival on Aug. 5th. Then they'll head overseas for a few European festival dates, followed by a return to the U.S. in October for a brief West Coast swing a and a gig at the recently announced Austin City Limits festival. They'll finish out 2012 with tours of Australia and Europe.
They are also worthy of a tribute album called 'Black On Blues,' out July 17th, which features such artists as Iggy Pop, Leslie West, Ginger Baker of Cream, Dave Davies of The Kinks and more.
Van Halen 'She's The Woman'
I was glad to see that the band actually put out a video behind this one, compiled from rehearsal and concert footage. I like almost everyone thought the worst when VH pulled those 30 dates from their current tour schedule, but was relieved that they just "simply bit off more than we could chew," acording to David Lee Roth in his recent video message addressing the situation.
Van Halen‘s former bassist Michael Anthony heard DLR's explanation for the postponed dates, but he isn’t quite so sure that is the main reason. Their was a report with tour insiders saying the band members "hate each other" and are "arguing like mad." Sammy Hagar weighed in saying, "I'm surprised it took this long. I predicted this was going to happen a lot sooner … They’re hard people to get along with, those brothers."
Anthony told Classic Rock Magazine: "Everybody’s got their own opinions. Who knows? To me it sounds kinda interesting – if you say you’re tired and you want to recharge your batteries you don’t put 30 shows on sale. If I were a fan I’d be going, 'Why are you putting 30 shows on sale?'"
Anthony also offered a possible explanation for why three days lapsed between the announced schedule changes and Roth’s public statement about them: "Maybe that’s the three days you take to come up with your story?" Despite his assessment, he had kind words for the group. "I wish them well — they put out a great album, they’re a great live band, they always have been," he says.
Would he ever consider rejoining the band? "I don’t know. As time goes on now, less and less. Eddie’s got his son up with him now. The circumstance would have to be right. I was always the never-say-never guy, but I don’t really think about it any more...Chickenfoot, my relationship with those guys is great."
Van Halen have since announced more tour dates in 2013, as well as a tour of Japan. There is also speculation that the guys will be rocking the 2013 Super Bowl. Look for the next single from 'A Different Kind Of Truth' to be 'Stay Frosty.'
Foo Fighters, who have become one of my favorite bands EVER, released yet another song from the 'Wasting Light' album. 'Bridge Burning' follows the lead of all the previous tracks released, getting significant airplay. The Foos haven't released an official video, but here's a video interpretation of the song from the band's 2011 'This Video Sucks Contest; directed by Will Doyle & Richard Peete.
The Foos hit the Marcus Ampithetre in Milwaukee, WI on June 28, before hitting festivals in Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium and Netherlands during the month of July. They stop in Belfast, ND on August 21st for a one off U.S. date, then return to the UK for two gigs in late August. The band will wrap up their never ending tour on September 22nd at DeLuna Fest in Pensocola, Florida. Dave Grohl will then focus on completing his Sound City Studios documentary, which I cannot wait to see! Spin Magazine recently brought forth why Dave Grohl is the 'nicest guy in rock.' Check out the reasons why here: www.spin.com
Theory of a Deadman's 'Hurricane' is another great track from the band's latest album 'The Truth Is...'. It has already gone top 5 on the rock tracks, as the band continues building on their past success thus far. Theory of a Deadman will be headlining on tour for the rest of the summer. Check out a date near you here: www.theoryofadeadman.com
Frontman Tyler Connolly recently did a funny little experiment in New York's Time Square called 'You Don't Know Me.' Check out both parts:
New York rockers Eve To Adam are up next with their track 'Reach.' While it didn't have the "reach" I would have hoped as far as radio airplay goes, it did further the band's reach and exposure in a positive way. It comes from the album 'Banquet For A Starving Dog', and is a positive, uplifting song. You can 'Reach,' you just gotta believe, and I believe in this band!
Eve To Adam recently ended a run touring with Creed at the Fillmore on May 31 in Detroit, Michigan, and their currently at home working on new material and preparing for summer shows while promoting their new single, a cover of the Alice Cooper classic, 'School's Out.' The single is now available for digital download and has been getting a very positive reaction from critics and fans alike. The track was even debuted on June 5th by Alice Cooper on his radio show! Get the song here on itunes
Canadian rockers Art of Dying are back in the rock picks of the week with their latest track 'Sorry.' It's another great track from the 'Vices and Virtues' album. The Art of Dying is my life to live. Vocalist Jonny Hetherington and the guys bring quality rock, and I expect continued growth from this band in the future!
Recently we had the chance to get into the studio with producer Dan Donegan from Disturbed to lay down an acoustic version of "Sorry". We've been so touched by all of the 'Sorry profile pics' over the last few months that we decided to make a video for the acoustic version of the song featuring our biggest fans. Thanks for making this video possible, we couldn't have done it without you!
- Jonny Hetherington
The band has a few more gigs this summer. Check them out here: www.artofdying.com
Black Keys tribute album to feature rock legends Ginger Baker, Leslie West, Iggy Pop, Pat Travers and more
A new Black Keys tribute album featuring rock legends from raging from Cream drummer Ginger Baker to guitarist Pat Travers and many other rock legends lineup of musicians called ‘Black On Blues’ is slated for release July 17th.
The 14 track collection from Cleopatra Records includes a version of ‘Lonely Boy’ from the band’s latest album ‘El Camino,’ with Baker behind the kit and Iggy Pop, on vocals.
‘Black On Blues’ also features Dave Davies of the Kinks, Leslie West of Mountain, guitar rocker Pat Travers and blues man Albert Lee, among others.
Leslie West is a big supporter of the Keys, saying about the band: "I LOVE THIS FRIGGIN’ GROUP. Great songs and great melodies. Sometimes you need talent, sometimes you need luck. This was luck being asked to do this album," he effused, regarding his version of 'I Got Mine.'
Davies said he loved doing the cover of 'Money Maker,' and that "it was great fun to be part of this project. Cool rockin' track."
'Black On Blues' was mastered by Grammy-award winning Brian Lucey, who has mastered a number of the Black Keys albums including the band’s latest, 'El Camino.'
The first photos of Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the unauthorized story of the legend's life that is currently being shot in Dublin have surfaced. The working title of the movie is ‘All Is By My Side,’ but Hendrix's recently insisted that they have had no involvement in it. There has also been no permission issued for Hendrix's music to be used as of yet.
The estate released a statement earlier this month stating: "Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalogue has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation."
Check out a photo gallery of Andre 3000 as Hendrix here: www.entertainmentwise.com
Despite the estate's not giving access to using the music of Hendrix, Chickenfoot’s Kenny Aronoff has already layed down drum tracks on the music for the new film.
Aronoff is part of a group of musicians that include fellow session vets Waddy Wachtel on guitar and Lee Sklar on bass for the initial sessions, which took place during a touring break from Chickenfoot.
“We basically had to become the Jimi Hendrix Experience — which is ridiculous," Aronoff said. "First of all, you’re talking about, how are we going to get those sounds, how are we going to get the feel…. I honestly believe that you have to have grown up in that time, you have to have lived through that time to understand and feel it. It’s not just playing the notes, you have to understand and have felt the whole cultural movement in the ‘60s.”
The group spent two days in the studio with Andre 3000 and recorded a number of tracks, including ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Killing Floor.’ The latter found them revisiting the period when Hendrix traveled to England and met up with many of his musical peers for the first time.
“He goes there and all of the sudden everybody – Zeppelin, The Who, Cream, everybody came down to see ‘who is this guy?’ I think it started where he got on stage with Cream and his manager pushed him up there and said ‘c’mon, show ‘em what you got.’ He goes up there and does this ‘Killing Floor’ song, wicked fast and he says to them something like ‘do you guys know the song ‘Killing Floor,’ and they were stumped.’”
For the Cream recording, Aronoff had to change up the drumming style. “I had to be Ginger Baker. Waddy even said ‘don’t play like Mitch [Mitchell], you’ve got to play like Ginger.’ Because remember, Jimi is sitting in with Cream and these guys are trying to keep up with him, because these guys are like ‘who the f–k are you?’ So you’ve got to have an attitude like ‘hey, little f–ker from the USA, I can keep up with you.’ So stylistically, I’ve got to be Ginger Baker, which is a whole another guy. I mean, I flew to England to see the reunion when they played in London once, because I’m such a massive fan. That was an intense two days.”
Sounds like it is some awesome stuff, let's hope negotiations with the estate allow it to be released.
Iron Maiden News: Bruce Dickenson to perform with Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice at Buddy Rich Memorial Concert, new clip from ‘En Vivo!’ BluRay/DVD
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden will perform at the Buddy Rich 25th Anniversary Memorial Concert on Monday, April 2 at the London Palladium. He will join Ian Paice of Deep Purple, with Dickenson singing and Paice playing drums alongside the full Buddy Rich Orchestra.
Musicians set to appear at the event include singer Tony Christie and drummers Dave Weckl, Gregg Bissonette, John Blackwell and Gregg Potter from the USA; and Ginger Baker, Gavin Harrison, Clem Cattini and Elliott Henshaw from the U.K. Buddy's daughter, Cathy Rich, and comedian John Thomson will host the show. This annual memorial concert that celebrates the music of Buddy rich, is taking place for the first time in the U.K. Previous sellout shows have taken place in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Boston.
The new Iron Maiden 'En Vivo!' is now available everywhere, and the band have posted teaser promos and performance clips leading up to its release, including this new one for 'The Wicker Man':
In addition to the Blu-Ray, the two-DVD version of 'En Vivo!' is initially available as a limited-edition double DVD in collectors' steel book case and double vinyl picture disc. As well as a traditional two-CD soundtrack album, "En Vivo!" will be available as a digital download CD soundtrack album and digital download video.