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The 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert took place last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and it truly was an epic event. It all kicked off a set by Bruce Springsteen anbd the E Street Band, who was joined by Jon Bon Jovi for 'Born To Run', that was followed by a Roger Waters set that included Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam helping out on 'Comforably Numb'. Adam Sandler (with Paul Shaffer) did a fantastic "New Yorker" version of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah', including lyrics that were both comedic and passionate.
Jon Bon Jovi and the band returned to the stage for their own set, and Bruce Springsteen returned the favor on a version of 'Who Says You Can't Go Home.' Sets by the great Eric Clapton, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Kanye West and Alice Keys followed and it all wrapped up with Paul McCartney perfoming Beatles and Wings classics as well as being joined by Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic and Pat Smear on a new track that we now know will be a part of the upcoming 'Sound City' movie soundtrack.
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Proceeds from the show will be distributed through the Robin Hood Foundation. More than $30 million was raised through ticket sales alone.
Paul McCartney played a set that included the Beatles' "Helter Skelter," followed by Wings' "Let Me Roll It," "Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five," and the newer song "My Valentine" off of his 2012 release 'Kisses on the Bottom.' He also performed "Blackbird," "I've Got A Feeling," and "Live And Let Die," the latter two coming after his appearance with the former Nirvana crew.
Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, told TMZ that she was "not amused" after hearing the news. Love stated, "Look, if John [Lennon] were alive, it would be cool." Love also told TMZ that she was upset with Novoselic and Grohl for calling the 12-12-12 performance “a Nirvana reunion,” because she says that Cobain was the heart and soul of the band.
Paul McCartney with Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic and Pat Smear 'Cut Me Some Slack' will live on beyond the benefit as the Foo Fighters tweeted after the show that it was the first song off of the upcoming ‘Sound City‘ documentary soundtrack. I would have liked to have seen the guys on an actual Nirvana tune, and was hoping for some kind of all-star jam as the close of the concert, but that didn't happen. The concert was well past curfew, so I understand, but it did come to kind of an abrupt end. I am not complaining though, because it is all about the cause, and I thanks all the artists for coming together to contribute to rebuilding the damage caused to the people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We wish them all the best this holiday season.
2012 Isle of Wight Festival recap: Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Black Stone Cherry (video)
The Isle of Wight festival last weekend promised to be one of the concert events of 2012, and despite the rain and mud, it delivered. Pearl Jam, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, along with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band delivered memorable headlining sets, and Black Stone Cherry returned for another rocking appearance. Check out the footage below.
In case you don't know, The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest island in England, located in the English Channel, on average about 2–5 miles off the south coast of the county of Hampshire, separated from the mainland by a strait called the Solent. The Isle of Wight Festival is an legendary concert experience, originating in 1968.
Here's one of my fav's Black Stone Cherry, with the only footage I've found posted of their set. VH1 Classic in the U.S. aired some of the SkyArts footage last Sunday night, but I didn't tune in early enough to see and BSC. They did show Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Pearl Jam, and much of that footage in available below as well.
Pearl Jam had an incredible set, which included many of their most well known tracks. At one point in the set, Eddie Vedder stopped down to speak about his admiration for the late Clash singer Joe Strummer and how he was on their minds as they played the festival. Vedder explained, "He would have loved this place. We were thinking about it on the way here, and sad to say, it’ll be almost 10 years in December he’s not been with us." The band then kicked into 'Arms Aloft' from Strummer’s late-in-life group the Mescaleros. The group has trotted out the cover at several stops over the past year.
Pearl Jam also performed a cover of the Beatles 'Rain' as a bit of commentary on the situation, and included the Ramones 'Blitzkrieg Bop,' the English Beat's 'Save It for Later,' and Jimi Hendrix's 'Little Wing' were infused into 'Daughter,' 'Better Man,' and 'Yellow Ledbetter.'
Pearl Jam’s Isle of Wight Festival Set List
1. Unthought Known
2. Last Exit
3. Hail Hail
4. The Fixer
6. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
8. Given to Fly
11. Even Flow
12. Setting Forth
14. Arms Aloft
16. Why Go
17. Got Some
18. Daughter/Blitzkrieg Bop
19. Just Breathe
20. Better Man/Save It for Later
24. Yellow Ledbetter/Little Wing
Tom Petty played his first ever U.K. festival headlining gig at the Isle of Wight Festival on Friday (June 22). It was part of his first U.K. trek in 20 year. The show opened with the 1978 classic track 'Listen to Her Heart' followed by 'You Wreck Me,' and hits like 'Don’t Come Around Here No More,' 'Free Fallin',' and 'Learning to Fly.'
Petty and the Heartbreakers then busted out some surprises, including the well-know Traveling Wilburys track 'Handle with Care' and Fleetwood Mac's 'Oh Well,' before wrapping up the set with 'Mary Jane’s Last Dance' and 'American Girl.'
Petty will complete his current European run with dates in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Italy.
Tom Petty’s Isle of Wight Set:
1. Listen to Her Heart
2. You Wreck Me
3. I Won’t Back Down
4. Here Comes My Girl
5. Handle with Care
6. Good Enough
7. Oh Well
8. Something Big
9. Don’t Come Around Here No More
10. Free Fallin'
11. It’s Good to be King
12. Something Good Coming
13. Learning to Fly
14. Yer So Bad
15. I Shoulda Known It
17. Runnin’ Down a Dream
18. Mary Jane’s Last Dance
19. American Girl
Bruce Springsteen and the E Steet Band wrapped up the festival with an epic three-hour set, closing on June 24th with a cover of "Twist and Shout," the 1962 Phil Medley and Bert Russell song made famous by the Isley Brothers and the Beatles. Though rain and mud overtook the island, the enthusiastic crowd kept the energy level high from beginning to end. Springsteen lets loose with some dance moves and extended jam time for his bandmates. "I've got a fuckin' boat to catch!" he jokes halfway through the song. "I gotta get on a fuckin' boat!"
Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" tour is currently in Europe through July 31st, before continuing in North America on August 14th.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band setlist:
2. No Surrender
3. We Take Care Of Our Own
4. Wrecking Ball
5. Death to My Hometown
6. My City of Ruins
7. Spirit in the Night
8. Lonesome Day
9. Jack of All Trades
10. Atlantic City
11. Because the Night
12. Working on the Highway
13. Shackled and Drawn
14. Waitin' on a Sunny Day
15. The River
16. The Rising
17. Out in the Street
18. Land of Hope and Dreams
19. We Are Alive
20. Born in the U.S.A.
21. Born to Run
22. Glory Days
23. Dancing in the Dark
24. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
25. Twist and Shout
You could win a pair of special VIP tickets to a Pearl Jam concert and have dinner with bassist Jeff Ament. Ament and PJ are teaming up with Montana Democratic Senator Jon Tester to give you a chance to do just that.
The politician is currently running a contest where you can get to view PJ’s September 30th concert at the Adams Center in Missoula, Montana, in a pair of recliner seats on the stage and get the chance to dine with Ament and Tester. Round-trip travel and hotel accommodations are also included. To enter the contest, you’ll need to contribute $10 dollars or more to Tester at his official website: www.jontester.com
Here's the deatails in the Jon Tester "Best Seats in the World" Sweepstakes: Fans are also encouraged to participate in a first ever "Best Seats in the World" sweepstakes to benefit Tester’s re-election effort. Fans can “Best Seats in the World” $10 or any other amount to be automatically entered to win an unprecedented opportunity to watch Pearl Jam’s show from a seat on stage, along with travel, hotel accommodations and meals, backstage passes to the show and admission to pre-show events with Tester and Pearl Jam.
"Jon is a hardworking Montana farmer who has never forgotten who he works for or where he comes from, and he brings the responsible leadership America needs to the U.S. Senate," said Ament in a statement on the band’s website. "Pearl Jam looks forward to joining folks from across Montana in support of Jon to build momentum and re-elect him in November."
Rival Sons continue to do rock proud, as not only does the vibe and power of their music continue to shine through everywhere around the world, so does the absolute quality of the music and musicianship. It's no secret that I am a huge fan of this band, and that I will continue to support and back them until they are a huge headlining act in their homeland of the U.S. and beyond. They create a kinship with their music and I feel it like most of you do or at least will! The band is currently hitting all the major festivals in Europe, already having played Pinkpop, Rock im Park and Rock am Ring in Germany among others. They also just rocks some gigs opening for Guns N' Roses in the Netherlands and Germany, and their eagerly anticipated new album 'Head Down' is due in August.
Rival Sons rock the Download Festival this weekend (June 10) and continue with more European gigs up to July 21st.
'Head Down', the follow-up to the band's 2011 breakthrough album, Pressure & Time, was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Dave Cobb and Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell. The album is due to be released on Earache Records in late August.
Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday comments:
"We have officially completed and turned in our next full length record. We thought we might give ourselves a bit more time to work this time around, as opposed to the 20 days for Pressure & Time... BUT, it was even MORE crazy this time. Everything was finished in about the same amount of time (22 days), but this time we are giving much more music (a much longer record) - nearly twice that of P&T.
"Done in Nashville this time - amazing people, music, music scene, countryside, and some cool record shops. We re-enlisted our long-time producer and friend, Dave Cobb (Jamie Johnson, Secret Sisters, Shooter Jennings, and uh... Rival Sons), and this time we brought in the engineering and mix wizardry of one Mr. Vance Powell (Jack White, Dead Weather, Kings of Leon).
"Songs were once again written and recorded on the spot, allowing the listener to really peer in and catch a snapshot of the moment, and our immediate instincts. Most songs were captured in a few takes, not to mention plenty of first-takers. Pretty off the cuff and unadulterated. We have never had a wish to be predictable or sedentary with our music, and this record explores and supports that ethos pretty well. In other words, this record is not P&T, but delves into a bunch of other musical ideas and sounds. Much more of a 'long-form' record as a whole. Fist-pumpers, ass-shakers, foot-stompers, air guitaring/bassing/drummers, tear-jerkers, heart-string-pullers, and a few straight up freak outs. That's all I'll say for now. Due out late this August."
Here's some video footage shot while taking a break from the studio:
Here's brief interview from Pinkpop, followed by some kick ass footage of the band at the festival:
Watch some amazing acoustic performance footage from a Pinkpop Festival acoustic session here
The Compound Studio in Signal Hill, CA. is the recording studio with a buddy’s-house vibe and matter-of-factly professional sound. Anthony "Antoine" Arvizu is the studio owner and manager, recording and producing most of the artists that come to the studio for that "Compound Sound." Like so many studios, The Compound Studio has been digging deep into debt for a few years now and they had considered closing the doors for good, then word got around and the idea of creating a compilation record to raise funds and raise awareness came together. Some artists and producers of note who have worked at the studio include: Mavis Staples, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) Ryan Bingham, Marc Ford (The Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Booker T. Jones), Ikey Owens (Jack White, The Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents), The Cold War Kids and now Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons.
Jay Buchanan contributes a fantastic track, 'Rose In Your Teeth' on 'S.O.S. (Save Our Studio) A Benefit Album' by Compound Records. You can hear the track here and order the 49 track album to help keep the studio alive www.thecompoundstudio.com
Check out The Compound studio on facebook here.
The giver that is Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament talks about helping small towns get their very own skateparks in a new mini-doc ‘Pass the Bucket.’
Jeff Ament grew up as a kid looking for a creative outlet in Montana. When you reside in such a sparsely populated area, that isn’t always the easiest thing to do. In ‘Pass the Bucket,’ Ament talks about how connecting to the outside world through his love of music and skateboarding and how both helped shape who he is today. Ament uses Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation to help facilitate skateboarding for those who may not have had the chance to otherwise.
Jeff has been helping build world class skateparks in rural areas for years. The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is the next place visited by Ament in the video below. Pine Ridge has some of the highest teen suicide and poverty rates in the West, so Ament took it upon himself to provide them with an outlet that could possibly break that cycle for the youth.
Ament and Pearl Jam will continue to record their 10th studio album in the fall, but first will embark on a European tour and play some U.S. festivals this summer.