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Hard Rock Calling 2012 Festival to air on Palladia

by on Aug.15, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

Hard Rock Calling 2012 Festival to air on Palladia

Last month's 2012 Hard Rock Calling Festival featuring the Bruce Springsteen performance that was cut short when organizers pulled the plug on the power during the encore with surprise special guest Paul McCartney is slated to air on the Palladia cable network will air on August 25th at 9 p.m. ET.

Hard Rock Calling 2012 took place at London's Hyde Park on July 13, 14 and 15 and featured sets by Paul Simon, John Fogerty, Iggy & the Stooges, Tom Morello, Soundgarden and more.

Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band closed out the second day of the festival. At the tail end of McCartney's surprise appearance during the show's finale, organizers pulled the power because The Boss had gone well over curfew. Bruce and the band were also joined at that epic show by Fogerty and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello.

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Beatles News: Classic poster sells for $6999 on eBay, Paul McCartney aims to capture the era with ‘Ram’ reissue extras

by on May.30, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Beatles News: Classic poster sells for $6999 on eBay, Paul McCartney aims to capture the era with ‘Ram’ reissue extras

A framed original poster for the Beatles’ last-ever concert on August 29, 1966 at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park recently sold for an amazing $6,999 on eBay. Nobody other than the band knew that the last night of their tour supporting ‘Revolver’ would be the last time they would perform in front of a paying audience.

In a performance slightly over 30 minutes long, The Beatles performed 11 songs: “Rock and Roll Music,” “She’s a Woman,” “If I Needed Someone,” “Day Tripper,” “Baby’s in Black,” “I Feel Fine,” “Yesterday,” “I Wanna Be Your Man,” “Nowhere Man,” “Paperback Writer” and “Long Tall Sally.”

Opening up for the Beatles that night were the Cyrkle, who had a hit that summer with ‘Red Rubber Ball,’ which was co-written by Paul Simon. Also on the bill were the Ronettes, a favorite group of the Beatles, Boston garage band the Remains and R&B singer Bobby Hebb, who had a hit that year with ‘Sunny.’

The poster was made by Wes Wilson made for the concert and features both the American flag and the Union Jack.


Paul McCartney's remastered 1971 album 'Ram' was reissued last week in multiple formats with bonus tracks and a DVD documentary. In this new iHeart radio interview, McCartney talks capturing not only the music, but the feeling of those days.

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U2, Eddie Vedder, Sting, David Bowie, Dave Matthews Band and more part of charity CD to reduce global maternal mortality

by on Mar.14, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

U2's Bono and The Edge, Eddie Vedder, Sting, David Bowie, Dave Matthews Band, Patti Smith, Beck and Paul Simon are among the artists featured on a new compilation album that will raise money for model and filmmaker Christy Turlington's charity, Every Mother Counts.

The album will be available exclusively at Starbucks from May 1 to May 29 -- just in time for Mother's Day. 'Every Mother Counts Vol. 2,' features 19 tracks, 15 of them previously unreleased tracks. Among the previously unheard tunes are Smith's "Somalia," Bono and The Edge's acoustic rendition of U2's "Origin of the Species" and Simon's "Pretty Day" -- a duet with the folk-rock great's wife, Edie Brickell.

The charity works to reduce the global maternal mortality rate; because every 90 seconds, a woman dies from pregnancy complications, and 90 percent of those deaths are preventable.

The first Every Mother Counts album featured only female artists who were mothers, but Turlington tells Rolling Stone that she decided to include men this time." She adds, "I generally wanted a diverse group of artists who were parents, or...who will be soon." Find out more and contribute here:

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Here's the track listing, according to Rolling Stone:

U2's Bono and The Edge, "Original of the Species" (acoustic) *
Eddie Vedder, "Skipping" *
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell, "Pretty Day" *
Faith Hill, "Wish for You"
Sade, "The Sweetest Gift"
Lauryn Hill, "I Remember"
Rita Wilson, "Baby I'm Yours" *
Diana Krall, "Don't Fence Me In" *
Seal, "Secret"
Dave Matthews Band, "Sister" (live) *
Sting, "Fragilidad"
Alanis Morissette, "Magical Child" *
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, "Mother" *
David Bowie, "Everyone Says 'Hi'"
Cedella Marley, "Get Up Stand Up" *
Beck, "Corrina, Corrina" *
Rufus Wainwright, "Instead of the Dead" *
Patti Smith, "Somalia" *
Coldplay, "Yellow" (acoustic) *
(* denotes previously unheard track)

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Keith Richards helps honor Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen at Song Lyric of Excellence Awards

by on Feb.29, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Keith Richards helps honor Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen at Song Lyric of Excellence Awards

Rock 'n' roll originator and legend Chuck Berry and acclaimed Canadian singer/songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen were honored Sunday (Feb. 26) in Boston with the inaugural Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Awards by the PEN New England literary group.

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was a surprise guest at the ceremony, joining Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin, Peter Wolf and local novelist Tom Perrotta at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The late president’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, opened the ceremony by quoting her father’s speech from the dedication of the Robert Frost library: "I see little that is more important to our country and our civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. In serving his vision of the truth, the artist best serves the nation."

The crowd in the packed auditorium quickly rose to its feet when Berry walked in, leading the celebrities to their seats.

After opening remarks by author Bill Flanagan, who reminded the crowd that it’s been 60 years since Berry’s hit 'Maybellene' was written, Perrotta repeatedly made the audience laugh with his opening remarks peppered with famous song lyrics

Novelist Salman Rushdie presented Cohen with his medal, while commenting, "To put it quite simply, if I could write like him, I would." Colvin paid tribute to Cohen by playing his song “Come Healing’’ on an acoustic guitar.

After receiving the award from Rushdie, Cohen thanked the jury in his raspy baritone and paid homage to Berry, comparing Berry’s “Roll Over, Beethoven’’ to Walt Whitman’s “barbaric yawp,’’ from “Leaves of Grass.’’

Flanagan read an email from Bob Dylan that said: “Congratulations to Chuck Berry, who has written the book with a capital B. Congratulations to Leonard, who’s still writing it.’’

Simon introduced Berry, saying he was rightfully considered a “great poet of teenage life’’ but was much more than that. He went on to read and remark on the lyrics to what he called some of his favorite Berry songs, including “Maybellene,’’ “Johnny B. Goode’’ and “Long Distance Information.’’

Costello played Berry’s “No Particular Place to Go,’’ which he said he heard for the first time as a 10-year-old.

Simon hung the award medal on Berry’s neck and in a move that surprised the event organizers, the 85-year-old Berry picked up an electric guitar and played “Johnny B. Goode’’ to enthusiastic applause.

To close the show, Costello coaxed Richards out of the audience to play a duet of Berry’s “Promised Land,’’ bringing the crowd to its feet once again

The first Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Awards winners were chosen last year by a panel that included Simon, Costello, Rushdie, Smokey Robinson, U2's Bono and Rosanne Cash.

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Here's a video posted by Keith talking about his fantastic weekend, with onstage jams with Eric Clapton (at the tribute to blues legend Hubert Sumlin at New York's Apollo Theater) and Chuck Berry:

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Rock On the Talks: Nov. 21-Dec. 8

by on Nov.21, 2011, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

Rock On the Talks: Nov. 21-Dec. 8

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

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