Tag: Neil Young
Neil Young & Crazy Horse will be performing a special benefit concert on December 6th at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ, with proceeds going to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy. Devastated by the damage and displacement caused by hurricane, Young urged: "Come on down here and join in the relief effort."
Proceeds will go to the AMERICAN RED CROSS HURRICANE SANDY relief effort. For more info go to: redcross.org/hurricane-sandy
Tickets for the event, billed as "A Special Evening With Neil Young & Crazy Horse," are on sale at TheBorgata.com or by-phone at 866-900-4TIX and are priced at $75 and $150. All seating is general admission. Everest will open the show.
Crazy Horse, which is Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, and Poncho Sampredo, has been touring North America this in support of its latest album Psychedelic Pill.
The Who's Pete Townshend will receive the Les Paul Award at the 28th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, scheduled to take place on January 25th in Anaheim, California. Townshend will be presented with the prize by Paul's son, Russ, on behalf of the award's sponsor, the Les Paul Foundation. The award is presented annually to honor individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology. Previous honorees include Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Sting, Al Kooper and Stevie Wonder.
Les Paul Foundation executive Michael Braunstein says in a statement, "Following in Les' footsteps, Pete Townshend personifies both guitar wizardry and technical prowess in both studio and live music performance. He is a true original and a natural choice for the Les Paul Award honor."
One of the most influential rock bands of all time, The Who set the gold standard for rock and roll. Starting in the mid-1960s, Pete Townshend was at the helm, larger than life on stage and living out the angst of a generation in his music. Classics like My Generation, The Kids Are Alright, I Can See for Miles, Pinball Wizard, and Won’t Get Fooled Again spoke from the heart for a youthful audience trying to make sense of the world. Townshend wrapped these powerful songs with incendiary guitar technique and band arrangements that spanned from elegant to bombastic, usually both simultaneously.
Townshend is responsible for having written over 100 songs and rock operas in the band’s important catalog. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. He resides in West London, where he was raised, and is currently on a world tour with The Who performing their groundbreaking rock opera, Quadrophenia, for its 40th Anniversary.
The TEC Awards will be held on the second night of the NAMM Show and is expected to attract more than 1,000 audio and music professionals from around the world. Proceeds of the ceremony provide scholarships for students of the audio arts and sciences, and support programs promoting safe hearing in the music environment, an issue of special importance to Townshend.
A new trailer of 'Sound City,' the feature-length documentary directed and produced by Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, about Los Angeles' legendary and now defunct Sound City recording studio in Van Nuys, California has been posted. The concept for the movie was conceived by Grohl after he bought an equally famous Neve 8028 recording console from the studio. The console, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment.
The Neve 8028 was used to record an amazing list of classic albums by the likes of Nirvana, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns N' Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica and countless others over the past 40 years. The clip features John Fogerty, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood and others discussing their experiences recording at the legendary Los Angeles studio and working with the Neve 8028.
"It's tube-driven, it's analog," comments Fogerty. "The bass sounds better, the human voice sounds better." Sound City will reportedly include new music and interviews with a wide variety of other artists, including Rick Springfield collaborating with Corey Taylor, members of Cheap Trick, Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon and Stephen Pearcy and Warren DeMartini of Ratt. No release date for the film has yet been announced, but Grohl hopes to have it out by early 2013.
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
Rock On the Talks Recap: Linkin Park, the Offspring, Shinedown, Pat Benatar, Tenacious D, Charlie Watts and the A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Everclear, Joe Walsh
Linkin Park rocked Jimmy Kimmel Live last Wednesday and Thursday nights (June 27 & 28) to perform 'Burn it Down' and 'Faint' on Wednesday, and returning to rock Jimmy Kimmel’s outdoor stage on Thursday with the new tune 'Lies Greed Misery' and 'New Divide,' the theme from the 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ movie.' Linkin Park are projected to debut atop the charts next week with 'Living Things,' with Billboard .com projecting sales of about 220,000 copies.
2012 Honda Civic Tour Dates:
Aug. 11 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug. 12 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena*
Aug. 14 — Boston, MA — Comcast Center
Aug. 17 — Camden, NJ — Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 19 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 — Detroit, MI — The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 22 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 24 — Chicago, IL — First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Aug. 25 — Indianapolis, IN — Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 27 — Dallas, TX — Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 28 — Houston, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 30 — Denver, CO — Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Sep. 4 — Vancouver — Rogers Arena
Sep. 5 — Tacoma, WA — Tacoma Dome
Sep. 7 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 — San Diego, CA — Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
*Linkin Park and Mutemath only
The Offspring rocked 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on June 25th, the day before the official release of their new 'Days Go By' album. Check out their performances of the title track and new single, as well as their classic 'Self Esteem'
Shinedown performed an acoustic version of their latest single 'Unity' from their album 'Amaryllis' on 'Conan' (June 20). Great performance from a great band:
Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo brought 'Love Is A Battlefield' live to CBS' 'The Talk' a couple of weeks ago:
Pat, Neil and their band also performed on 'Fox & Friends' (June 29) Check out the clips below:
Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass explained on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' what it feels like to rock so hard, and performed 'Deth Star' and 'Throw Down,' off their album, 'Rize of the Fenix.'
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and his side project The A,B,C & D of Boogie Woogie stoped by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last Friday night, as they were in New York to kick off a four-night stand at the New York City jazz club The Iridium. Check out the performance in the last segment of this full episode:
Neil Young and director Jonathan Demme stopped by 'CBS This Morning' last week to promote 'Neil Young Journeys.' Young and Demme have filmed three concert films together. In this one, Young returns to his hometown of Omemee, Ontario to rediscover his roots before taking the stage at Toronto's Massey Hall last year.
Ringo Starr made a stop June 22nd on The Today Show and reveals why he continues to tour into his 70s and discusses the long-lasting legacy of the Beatles.
Everclear rocked 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on July 22nd to perform and promote their 'Summerland' summer tour with Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Lit and Marcy Playground. Check it out in the last segment of this full episode:
Joe Walsh made a stop on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' to discuss his new album 'Analog Man' and talk about what he's been doing in the past 20 years since his last solo album, including touring with the Eagles four times.