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Chickenfoot/Black Stone Cherry Concert – Santa Barbara Bowl – June 9, 2012 (interview, video and pics)
A trip to the Santa Barbara Bowl for any concert is a true pleasure, as the ambience of the legendary venue always shines through, but when you drop Chickenfoot and Black Stone Cherry in the bowl to rock the place, the party vibe kicks in and doesn't stop. I had a chance to interview Chris Robertson of the always accessible Black Stone Cherry and get some great pics and video from the 'Different Devil' tour stop. Check it all out along with the setlists from both bands below.
Kentucky's own Black Stone Cherry rocked the bowl with their brand of modern southern rock, with tracks from their self-titled debut album, as well as others from 'Folklore and Superstition' and 'Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea.' Toss in a kick ass cover of Joe Walsh's 'Rocky Mountain Way,' and you had a set of hard rock that connected with the audience....those familiar with BSC, and those just being introduced to the band. Vocalist/Guitarist Chris Robertson, guitarist Ben Wells, bassist Jon Lawhon and drummer John Fred Young attack the stage and just don't let up. If you haven't checked out all of their albums, you need to do so because they have a wealth of great material.
Special thanks to Julie Lichtenstien and Jessie Lee Weiss
In the bonus, I met a new rock brother who has signed with my favorite NFL team, the Oakland Raiders. Fullback Owen Schmidt was sitting next to me, and he is a true Black Stone Cherry fan as well. Check him out in the third and forth clips below and here's a recent interview with him at www.raiders.com Good luck this season Owen! He was hanging with BSC after their set, because he wasn't sitting next to us during the Foot.
Here's more photos pre-show and of BSC from the pit:
Black Stone Cherry Setlist:
In My Blood
Let It Roll
Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh cover)
White Trash Millionaire
Blame It On the Boom Boom
Chickenfoot hit the stage as the sun began to set, and kept things heated up as they rolled through tracks from their two albums. Chickenfoot came together as friends jamming, which translates to the stage with the friendly jabs and interaction between all of the guys. Even though drummer Kenny Aronoff is only filling in for Chad Smith as he fulfills his Red Hot Chili Pepper duties, he fits right in as the band doesn't miss a beat with his incredible drumming skills. It was the first time Chickenfoot has played Santa Barbara, and the first concert that Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony have played in S.B. It was a great show by masterful musicians!
Chickenfoot Set List:
Sexy Little Thing
Soap on a Rope
My Kinda Girl
Down the Drain
Something Going Wrong
Future in the Past
Rock Candy (Montrose cover)
Here's a photo album of pics on my Marshall of Rock facebook page: www.facebook.com/marshallofrock
Here's some additional awesome pics and concert report from my man Ray at www.centralcoastrocks.com
As Chickenfoot wrapped up the 'Different Devil' Tour the following night at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the band has posted a 'Footnote' thanking everyone who came out:
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.
Chickenfoot are headlining the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 27th and HDNet will be carrying the show live! You can also enter for your chance to win a Joe Satriani signature model guitar!
it all kicks of at 5ET/2PT.
New Medicine, Eve To Adam, Cavo, 10 Years, Red, Redlight King, Aranda, Janus, Lillian Axe, Black Stone Cherry, Charm City Devils, Trivium, Art of Dying, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, The Darkness, Volbeat, Chevelle, P.O.D., Hellyeah, Theory of A Deadman, Puddle of Mudd, Jackyl, Creed, Queensryche, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Slash and more are all part of what is the biggest rock event of the year so far. Get more details here: www.facebook.com/HDNetConcerts
Chickenfoot posted a 10 minute video from the opening night of the Different Devil 2012 tour. Go inside the soundcheck, show and aftershow of their gig on May 4th in South Lake Tahoe, NV!
Drummer Chad Smith rejoined Chickenfoot onstage for the first time on the tour in support of their latest album, 'Chickenfoot III' on May 16th at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre. Kenny Aronoff has been handling the drumming chores due to Smith’s commitment with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Earlier in the set before Chad jammed with the band, Sammy Hagar made a passing reference to him, joking that, "if Chad was here, I’d kick his ass." After the band left the stage, a man in a Kiss t-shirt and backwards baseball cap sat down behind Aronoff’s drums. The fans then realized that it was Smith, and went nuts.
The band proceeded to jam on 'Oh Yeah’, after which Hagar turned to Smith and said, "Chad, you haven’t had this much fun all year and you know it." They then broke into a cover of Jimi Hendrix‘s 'Foxy Lady' with a bit of 'Manic Depression' thrown in. That was followed by 'Different Devil,' then a tribute to the late Ronnie Montrose with a cover of 'Rock Candy,' with Aronoff helping out on the cymbols.
Aerosmith News: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith getting musical advice from Johnny Depp?, “Dream On’ cover part of ’100 Years of Fenway Park’ album
Johnny Depp recently jammed with Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper at the after party celebrating Depp's latest movie 'Dark Shadows,' but Depp has a history with Aerosmith as does 'Dark Shadows' director Tim Burton. Aerosmith have been holed up in Burton's old Swinghouse recording studio working on the new album and Depp has been dropping by occasionally to check in on the band’s progress.
Tyler explained, "When we are done recording, I go up to Johnny’s house and I play him stuff and I ask if it is any good. He gives me [honest feedback]." Tyler says Depp is qualified to weigh in on the subject. "Johnny is a great musician and many people don’t know that, he plays piano, guitar, he knows his music."
Tyler saiys that ‘Legendary Child,’ Aerosmith’s contribution to the upcoming ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ movie is awesome and the spirit of the film lines up quite well with the band’s own experiences. "'G.I. Joe' [is] about deep space and 'let’s go fight the foe.' And then I thought about where the band came from, and going [into] the music business. If there ever...was a foe, the music business was. So to be successful you had to learn how to climb ladders, jump through hoops and live through burning houses."
Tyler also says the band recently spent 12 hours filming a video for the song and he gives high praise to his longtime mate Perry, who he says was “on fire” when the band was recording the song.
Aerosmith will premiere a new song on the season finale of 'American Idol' on May 23rd. It is not confirmed, but it most likely will be 'Legendary Child', which was an outake from the 'Get A Grip' sessions.
In celebration of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park, members of the Boston Red Sox are featured with Boston area musicians on the commemorative album, ’100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park.' The album features contemporary recordings of fan favorites that are often heard bellowing at Fenway during games and that are associated with the area’s bands. Current and former Sox players contribute along with special guests and children from the team’s charitable Red Sox Scholars program.
'Sweet Caroline' features home run machine David “Big Papi’ Ortiz providing background vocals and improv while Clay Buchholz plays acoustic guitar. Jon Butcher is joined by Jarrod Saltalamacchia churns out additional guitar licks on a cover of Aerosmith's 'Dream On.' Daniel Bard plays acoustic guitar on album’s debut single, 'Let the Good Times Roll.' He is joined by Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.
Kenny Aronoff, who's currently drumming for Chickenfoot and has worked with John Mellencamp and John Fogerty besides having done session work for a never ending list of musicians, contributed drums.
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, and its Red Sox Scholars and inner city youth baseball programs. The album will be available exclusively for purchase at the Yawkey Way Store/The Official Red Sox Team Store, as well as at all traditional and digital retailers on May 22nd.
'100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park' Tracklist:
Tessie – Kevin Millar
Let the Good Times Roll – Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt & Daniel Bard
The Impossible Dream (The Quest) – Dicky Barrett & Rico Petrocelli
Dream On – Jon Butcher & Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Meet Me at Mary’s Place – Peter Gammons & Seth Justman
Knights of Bostonia – Ken Casey, Nora Parkington & Cory Pesaturo
Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Jerry Remy & Mike Mushok
Sweet Caroline – Mark Salling, Clay Buchholz, David Ortiz, Ryan Kalish & Darnell McDonald
2007- Kevin Youkilis, Jacoby Ellsbury & Dustin Pedroia
Dirty Water – Dick Dodd, Alfredo Aceves & Barry Goudreau
Fenway Park – Mark Lennon
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu – Jim Lonborg, Mike O’Malley & Curt Schilling
Chickenfoot posted some rehearsal footage earlier this week of a rocking performance of "Up Next' from the Chickenfoot III album. Somebody named Nigel takes the spot of Joe Satriani and a mohawked Kenny Aronoff's channels a New Yorker alter ego, joining Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony in getting ready for the 'Different Devil' U.S. summer tour with Black Stone Cherry in the support slot. Chickenfoot kick it all off tonight and tomorrow at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe, with BSC joining the Foot on May 9th at The Fillmore in Denver, Colorado, rolling through until June 10th at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.