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Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith were inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame on Saturday night (June 22nd) with Peter Fonda introducing them. Check out the short film leading into the induction, followed by performances of 'Love In An Elevator', 'Walk This Way, 'Dream On' and 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Beatles News: Paul McCartney announces more U.S. tour dates, Beverly Hills LSD party house for sale, early Ringo Starr pre-Beatles recordings to be released
Paul McCartney has announced four more North America tour dates this fall, including two in the U.S. His show in St. Louis, Mo. on Nov. 11 will be his first in that city in a decade. He hasn’t played Houston, Texas (Nov. 14) in seven years.
Tickets for the four new shows go on sale Sept. 14. His show in Vancouver (Nov. 25) will be his first there in over 50 years. He’s never played Edmonton, Alb. A video teaser for the Houston tour stop can be viewed below.
Paul McCartney 2012 North American Tour Dates:
Nov. 11 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
Nov. 14 - Houston, TX - Minute Maid Park
Nov. 25 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place Stadium
Nov. 26 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
A Beverly Hills home The Beatles rented for a LSD party that was also rented out to The Rolling Stones and Cary Grant in the past is now on sale for more than three million dollars, according to zillow.com. The property, at 2850 Benedict Canyon Drive, was owned by Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1965, when she rented it to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr for five days in August of that year. It featured four bedrooms, six bathrooms, two wet bars, patios off all the bedrooms, a fireplace in the kitchen, a guest house, a six-car garage and views of the canyon.
While everyone except Paul McCartney did take LSD, the party hit a snag when actor Peter Fonda showed up. John Lennon recalled the day this way: "And Peter Fonda came, that was another thing, and he kept on saying, ‘I know what it’s like to be dead.’ We said, ‘What?’ And he kept saying it, and we were saying, ‘For chrissake, shut up, we don’t care. We don’t want to know.’ But he kept going on about it. That’s how I wrote ‘She Said She Said…’“
While Lennon got a good song out of the stay at Benedict Canyon Dr. home, George Harrison and Ringo Starr said some of their most vivid memories of that day came from swimming in the pool. Starr described it as “swimming in jelly,” while Harrison said: "I had a concept of what had happened the first time I took LSD, but the concept is nowhere near as big as the reality, when it actually happens. So as it kicked in again, I thought, ‘Jesus, I remember!’ I was trying to play the guitar, and then I got in the swimming pool and it was a great feeling; the water felt good.”
The BBC has reported that recordings made by Ringo Starr's pre-Beatles group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, recently were rediscovered and are being prepared for release later this month September. The tracks, which were recorded in March 1960 at Storm's house and at a club in the Liverpool suburb of Crosby, England, were found in a box in the basement of Storm's sister, Iris Caldwell.
The album, 'Live at the Hive Jive March 1960,' is scheduled for release in the U.K. on September 17th. The track list includes early rock 'n' roll standards as The Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love," Eddie Cochran's "C'mon Everyboody" and Carl Perkins' "Honey Don't," the latter of which Starr sang in The Beatles.
Starr originally joined Storm's band in 1959 and played with them until he was hired to replace Pete Best in 1962. Storm and the Hurricanes never released a full-length album, although the group did put out a couple of singles, one of which was produced by Fab Four manager Brian Epstein.
Storm, whose birth name was Allen Caldwell, was known for his flashy outfits and charismatic performances, which earned him the nicknames The Golden Boy and Mr. Show Business. He died in 1972 at the age of 32.
Iris Caldwell said about her brother, "Rory was so far ahead of his time. He was doing glam rock then."
Starr is the only known surviving member of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes besides guitarist Lu Walters, whose whereabouts are unknown.
Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Alice Cooper, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Pamela DesBarres, Courtney Love and many more rockers and actors are all featured in a new documentary called 'Sunset Strip' that premieres at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas on Friday (Mar. 16) at the Paramount Theatre.
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, actors Peter Fonda, Keanu Reeves, Johnny Depp, Mickey Rourke and Sharon Stone are others featured in the new documentary. Hans Fjellestad directed the film profiling the history of the famous mile-and-a-half of Sunset Boulevard in Southern California, and includes interviews with musicians and actors who frequented it. Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum is one of the film’s producers.
“This is where it all started, you know,” says Osbourne, who is featured along with Hugh Hefner, Billy Corgan and Tommy Lee among others in the trailer for the movie below. The stretch of road between Hollywood and Beverly Hills is called both "sacred" and "a place where people come for refuge." "It is truly a mix of light and dark, sunshine and noir, that is uniquely L.A.," the description reads at the film’s website. Artists gathered to create, while preferred vices were just a doorway down.