Tag: Graham Nash
Beatles News: ‘Beatles Stories’ documentary out next month, Paul McCartney receives Legion of Honour award, jams with John Paul Jones
Cinema Libre Studio is releasing a new documentary digitally and on DVD this October 2nd featuring heartfelt memories told by the group's fans. Rollingstone.com posted a new preview clip from 'Beatles Stories' with Graham Nash looking back on the first televised broadcast of "All You Need Is Love" in 1967. It all happened spontaneously as on the morning of the taping, Paul McCartney invited Nash down to the EMI recording studio, and he joined other rock legends Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Keith Moon at the session.
"Any excuse to have a party in the Sixties was taken at the drop of a hat. 'You want to party? Let's go!'" recalls Nash. "I just have a great, warm feeling about that day. We were safe, we were in a recording studio."
'Beatles Stories' will also screen on Oct. 2nd at Los Angeles' Egyptian Theatre. For tickets, showings and more information, visit the Egyptian Theatre's website and the Beatles Stories' website here
Paul McCartney joined Damon Albarn of Blur's Africa Express tour this past Saturday (Sept. 8th), which features musicians traveling by train and performing in different locations to raise awareness of African music and culture. The train rolled into London’s Granary Square and not only did McCartney participate, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones appeared multiple times throughout the lengthly five-hour set. Check out this footage of the two onstage together:
Paul McCartney was also in Paris earlier on Saturday (Sept. 8) to be awarded a prestigious Legion of Honour, the highest decoration in France.
He was promoted to the rank of Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour (the Légion d’honneur) by President Francois Hollande in a private ceremony this morning at the Élysée Palace. President Hollande personally decorated Paul with the insignia of the Legion of Honour himself in front of an audience of Paul’s family and friends.
During the presentation the President praised Paul for his contribution to the arts, not just in France but all over the world. The award is a huge honour for Paul as the order is usually only conferred to French nationals, chiefly those who have served France in military or civil life. The award was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. Foreign nationals may only receive a distinction of the Legion of Honour in extraordinary circumstances and British recipients of the order in the past have included Queen Elizabeth II, Laurence Olivier, author Graham Greene and war veteran Henry Allingham.
Crosby, Stills and Nash to complete another album despite negative experience with producer Rick Rubin
Despite recent claims by Stephen Stills stating the Crosby, Stills & Nash won't be completing a new album after time spent in the studio with producer Rick Rubin, Graham Nash says it is going to happen. The experience with Rick Rubin was a negative, and according to Nash, Rubin is responsible for Crosby, Stills and Nash abandoning their last album.
Nash describes working with Rubin as "not a great experience," but he insists there will be a new album, despite bandmate Stephen Stills’ claims that they won’t.
Nash told Music Radar: 'Two things are happening. One, Stephen doesn’t know the big picture. Two, Stephen is very deaf. He may have misheard or he may have been answering the question he thought you asked. Crosby, Stills and Nash will do another record. We’re right in the middle of one, 'Songs We Wish We’d Written.'"
Nash says his band have recorded versions of 'Close Your Eyes,' 'Behind Blue Eyes' and 'Ruby Tuesday,' along with a few others, but doesn't know when the album will be completed. "We're on tour until October. It’s hard to get three people into the studio if they’re doing different things and have different schedules. So it comes off that Stephen thinks there’ll be no new recordings – which couldn’t be further from the truth."
Rubin was initially hired to work with the band on the project, but the band soon abandoned the idea and started again without him. Nash said: “After almost 50 years of making records, we think we know what we’re doing, so it’s very hard to tell Crosby, Stills and Nash what to do. You can suggest anything you want, but you can’t tell us what to do. First of all, he pissed off David Crosby. David said we wanted to do Blackbird and another Beatles song. Rick said, ‘There will only be one Beatles song.’ Crosby said, ‘There will only be one Beatles song if we decide there will only be one Beatles song.’ You know, like, ‘Who the fuck are you to tell me?’
“You can’t tell us what to do. Rick is a brilliant man – but we rubbed each other the wrong way. Where’s the heart? It wasn’t there. I mean, who the fuck is Rick Rubin? I know he’s sold millions of records, but who the fuck is he to tell Crosby, Stills and Nash what to do? Guide us, yes. Make suggestions, fantastic. ‘Try it this way,’ no problem. But don’t tell us what to do. You can’t.”
Other artists have had negative comments in regards to working with Rubuin, with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons recently suggesting Rubin was responsible for delays to the release of their long-awaited next album, prompted the band to release a 4 song e.p. Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor last year stated he’d never work with the producer again in his life. Muse once thanked him for "teaching us how not to produce." Rubin currently is working with Black Sabbath, and will follow that to work with Metallica once again on their next album.
Crosby, Stills, & Nash recently released their their first live performance video in over 2 decades on Blu-Ray, DVD/2CD Set, Audio Download or Video Download. 'CSN 2012' was filmed during their 2012 tour in San Luis Obispo, CA. and includes many of the trio's classic hits, some new and unreleased songs, and a rare performance of 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.' The disc also includes 'A Conversation with David, Stephen and Graham,' plus interviews with their band and crew. A must-have for any CSN fan. To order and get more details click here: www.crosbystillsnash.com
‘CSN 2012′ DVD/Blu-Ray from Crosby, Stills & Nash recorded in San Luis Obispo due July 17th, new trailer posted
A trailer for the upcoming Crosby, Stills & Nash DVD and Blu-Ray is now online. The two-and-a-half-minute clip for 'CSN 2012' features snippets of a variety of performances from the concert video, including such classics as "Long Time Gone," "Teach Your Children," "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" and the Stephen Stills solo hit "Love the One You're With,' interspersed with interview clips of David Crosby, Graham Nash and Stills talking about the talents of their fellow band mates.
CSN 2012 documents a concert that took place this past April 22th just down the road from me at Cal Poly's Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo, California. The discs are set for release on July 17th, or you can order for shipping on or about July 13th here: www.crosbystillsnash.com
Rock On the Talks Nov. 21- Dec. 8
11/21 - Sharon & Kelly Osbourne - Rosie (R)
11/22: Daughtry - The Ellen Degeneres Show
11/22: Nickelback - Jimmy Kimmel Live
11/23: Paul Simon - Conan (R-11/2/11)
11/24: Daughtry - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno - (R-11/2/11)
11/24: Feist - Jimmy Kimmel Live - (R-11/10/11)
11/25: Chris Issak - Jimmy Kimmel Live - (R-11/2/11)
11/28: David Crosby & Graham Nash - Late Show With David Letterman (R-11/8/11)
11/29 : Switchfoot - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
11/30 : Bono - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
11/30 : My Morning Jacket - Jimmy Kimmel Live
12/1: Peter Gabriel - Late Show With David Letterman (R-11/9/11)
12/2: Jane's Addiction - Late Show With David Letterman (R-10/24/11)
12/5: Jack's Mannequin - Jimmy Kimmel Live
12/8: Chevelle - Jimmy Kimmel Live
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.