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Teenage Cancer Trust highlights: Steve Winwood, Roger Daltrey, Ron Wood, Rival Sons-Micheal Miley and Paul McCartney (video)
Many of Rock's Royalty got together at London's Royal Albert Hall to help kids fight cancer. The Teenage Cancer Trust began Wednesday and Thursday night (Mar. 28 & 29) with an all star line up of rock greats. Teenage Cancer Trust aims to ensure that every young person with cancer and their family receive the best possible care and professional support throughout their cancer journey. The likes of concert series organizer Roger Daltrey of the Who, Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, Steve Winwood, Paul Weller and Michael Miley of one of the new breed of great rockers, Rival Sons were all part of the benefit on Wednesday night. Miley lived a rockers dream by getting to play percussion for some of the show! Paul McCartney headlined last night (Mar. 29), and the performance marked the former Beatle‘s first at the famed venue since he participated in the all-star tribute show for his late band mate George Harrison in 2002.
This event also had its share of star power. McCartney was joined by Daltrey, Ronnie Wood and ex-Jam frontman Paul Weller during the show’s encore for a rendition of the Fab Four’s 'Get Back.' Wood also made a guest appearance at the previous night’s Teenage Cancer Trust concert, at which Daltrey and Weller served as co-headliners.
As for McCartney, he played nearly 30 songs in all, offering up a set that spanned his entire career, from the early Beatles smash “All My Loving,” to “My Valentine,” the first single from his new standards album, Kisses on the Bottom.
Here's some highlights:
Steve Winwood 'Higher Love,' 'Gimmie Some Lovin'
Roger Daltrey 'Baba O'Riley,' 'Who Are You,' 'I Can See for Miles,' 'Pinball Wizard, 'Young Man Blues'
The drummer for a Marshall of Rock favorite, Rival Sons, Michael Miley talked about joining Daltrey, Winwood and Ronnie Wood on stage in London.
Commented Miley: "Are you kidding me? Royal Albert Hall? Roger Daltrey, Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood?! I got to sit in with them??!! Am I dreaming? What an experience. What a show. All to benefit young people battling cancer. God bless those kids. And God bless Roger for putting together these concerts. I am very thankful to have been part of it."
Rival Sons wrapped up the final show of their U.K. tour with Black Stone Cherry immediately before the Teenage Cancer Trust show, and is currently in Europe for a number of headlining dates.
Th band recently recorded their next album at Honey Pye Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with Grammy-nominated producer Dave Cobb, who has worked on all three previous releases from the band, and Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell. The album is due later this year from Earache Records.
Ex-Cream bandmates documentaries: ‘Beware of Mr. Baker’ wins Jury Award at SXSW, Watch ‘Jack Bruce: The Man Behind The Bass’ in its entirety
The new movie focusing on the life of Cream/Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker, won the Jury Award for best documentary feature at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, last week. 'Beware of Mr. Baker' takes a candid and in-depth look at the volatile, self-destructive 73-year-old drummer, got its world premiere at the SXSW festival on March 9. The film also screened one last time in in Austin, on March 16 at the Paramount, but there is no telling where it will be shown next.
Much of 'Beware of Mr. Baker' was shot at Baker's horse ranch in South Africa, which he bought after Cream reunion gigs with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. The story follows Baker's past drug addiction, his work as a jazz musician and acceptance by the jazz drummers he idolized, and the amny dramatic career moves he made, including moving to Nigeria after the break-up of Blind Faith to spend six years working with Fela Kuti, the creation of jazz-rock ensemble Air Force, his love of horses and polo and his return to performing as a jazz drummer. The film also features conversations and memories of Baker from Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, Carlos Santana, Nick Mason, Bill Ward, Stewart Copeland, Neil Peart, Max Weinberg, Marky Ramone and Johnny Rotten.
Co-producer Fisher Stevens told billboard.com, "We have been accepted to a bunch of festivals, but they have told us not to tell anyone," he explained. "We would...love to get a theatrical release and maybe even do a tour. Take the movie on tour with CDs [and] T-shirts."
Ginger Baker's ex-Cream bandmate Jack Bruce also had a documentary recently air on BBC 2-Scotland. The hour long 'Jack Bruce: The Man Behind The Bass' can be viewed in its entirety below.
Bootsy Collins, U2′s Adam Clayton and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, as well as Bruce’s band mates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker are all featured in the interesting film.
Bruce returned to Scotland for the documentary, and re-recorded six songs he calls pivotal to his life and career. He is joined by several of Scotland’s notable musicians, including folk trio Lau, percussionist Jim Sutherland, keyboard player Andy May, guitarist Taj Wyzgowski, drummer Chris Peacock, and his nephew Nico Bruce on bass.
Bruce's new blues-rock outfit, Spectrum Road, featuring Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, keyboardist John Medeski and drummer Cindy Blackman-Santana (wife to Carlos), will make their festival debut this summer with sets at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival (June 9) and at the Playboy Jazz Festival (June 17) at the Hollywood Bowl. The band's self-titled debut will be released on June 5 through Palmetto Records.
Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group/Traffic) recently announced a couple of festival appearances, and now he has added to that with U.S. midwest/east coast tour starting May 11 in Milwaukee.
The festivals Winwood will be a part of are May 20 at the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama and the Mountain Jam Festival at Hunter Mountain, New York on June 3.
Steve Winwood Tour Dates:
May 11 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
May 12 - Minneapolis, MN - The Orpheum Theatre
May 14 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
May 15 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
May 16 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
May 20 - Gulf Shores, AL - The Hangout Festival at Gulf Shores Public Beach
May 22 - Portsmouth, VA - Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
May 23 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
May 25 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa - Music Box
May 26 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
May 27 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
May 29 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap
May 30 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
Jun. 1 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands PAC
Jun. 2 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
Jun. 3 - Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam Festival at Hunter Mountain
The Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards were held Wednesday night (Nov. 9) at the world-famous Roundhouse in Camden, England and there were many highlights. Guitar legend Jeff Beck was awarded the highest accolade of the evening, The Living Legend Award. Presented by Roger Taylor from Queen, the announcement was met with a standing ovation from a room full of his peers. Previous winners of this coveted award include Rush, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and Iggy Pop.
Jeff then took to the stage for a performance with guests Joss Stone (now in SuperHeavy) and The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde for a unique never-to-be-seen-again performance. Beck commented on his award, stating: "It's a bit overblown, it's a bit over the top, I am me and I am never going to forget who I am and I am glad I am rooted on the ground and my mum would never have tolerated that rubbish."
Fans voted Queen's reissues package of five albums the best reissues of the year, fighting off competition from The Who's "Live at Leeds" and David Bowie's "Station to Station" deluxe.
"It's a very nice surprise to me," Queen guitarist Brian May told BBC 6 Music. "You do beaver away on these projects and a lot of time and effort went into this and you think will anyone actually notice how brilliant they are and appreciate them and the good news is they do."
When asked how he felt about being host of the 2011 Roll Of Honour Gene Simmons said: 'A privilege and an honour wouldn't cover it. For me this will be a memory of a lifetime. Signed by the God Of Thunder."
The Living Legend Award (sponsored by Orange Amplification)
Event Of The Year
Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live Tour'
Breakthrough Act Of The Year (sponsored by Universal Music)
Black Country Communion
The Spirit Of Prog (sponsored by EMI)
The Innovator Award (sponsored by Rimowa)
Musicians' Union Maestro Award
Tommy Vance Inspiration award
Classic Songwriter (sponsored by Fender)
Manic Street Preachers
Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by Monitor Audio)
Metal Guru Award (sponsored by Mascot Label Group)
Classic Album Award (sponsored by Ear Music)
The Who's 'Quadrophenia'
VIP Award (sponsored by currencies.co.uk)
Best New Band (sponsored by Kraken)
Also nominated: Rival Sons, Von Hertzen Brothers, Saint Jude, The Treatment, Wolf People.
Album Of The Year (sponsored by Eagle Vision)
Michael Monroe for 'Sensory Overdrive'
Also nominated: Alter Bridge - ABIII, Black Country Communion 2, Black Spiders - Sons of the North, Black Stone Cherry - Between the Devil., Foo Fighters - Wasting light, Graveyard - Hisingen Blues, Jeff Beck - Rock 'n' Roll Party, Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl, Journey - Eclipse, Motorhead - The World is Yours, Rival Sons - Pressure And Time, Whitesnake - Forevermore.
Re-issue Of The Year (sponsored by Alchemy)
Queen 'Re-Issues' package of their five albums
Also nominated: David Bowie - Staion to Station Deluxe, Deep Purple - Come Taste the Band 35th Anniversary, Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink Deluxe, King Crimson Reissues, Pearl Jam - Vs/Vitalogy Deluxe, QOTSA - Rated R Deluxe, Bruce Springsteen - The Promise The Edge of Town Story, The Who - Live at Leeds 40th
Anniversary Deluxe, Thin Lizzy Reissues
Lemmy for 'Lemmy'
Also nominated: AC/DC Liver at River Plate, Black Sabbath Classic Albums: Paranoid, The Rolling Stones - Ladies and Gentlemen, Deep Purple - Phoenix Rising, The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria.
Band Of The Year (sponsored by Live Nation)