Tag: Wyclef Jean
On Tuesday night (June 5), several talented musicians and bands gathered in Central Park to celebrate the music of Jimi Hendrix for the SummerStage Opening Gala, presented by City Parks Foundation and AT&T. Some of the artists participating included: Living Colour, Wyclef Jean, The Roots and G. Love.
The 2012 SummerStage Gala, presented by City Parks Foundation, brought together artists from different backgrounds and genres to honor Jimi Hendrix, who was born 70 years ago. The event kicked off the 2012 SummerStage season, which features over 100 free music, theatre, comedy, and children's programming.
Here is the complete Song List from the evening:
Wyclef Jean – “The Star-Spangled Banner”
The Roots – “Have You Ever Been To Electric Lady Land” & “Fire”
Bebel Gilberto – “Little Wing” & “Wind Cries Mary”
G. Love (ft. Soulive) – “If 6 Was 9” & “Ain't No Telling”
Soulive – “Manic Depression” & “Changes”
Keller Williams (ft. Soulive) – “Castles Made of Sand” & “Up in the Skies”
Amel Larrieux (ft. Soulive) – “May This Be Love” & “Angel”
John Scofield (ft. Soulive) – “Hey Joe” & “Purple Haze”
Karl Densen – “Spanish Castle Magic” & “Third Stone From the Sun”
Living Colour – “Power of Soul” & “Cross Town Traffic” Group Encore (minus Wyclef) – “All Along the Watchtower”
Here's more details, a thorough review of the show and a fantastic photo gallery at: www.charged.fm
ZZ Top tribute album to feature Steven Tyler, Wolfmother, Mastodon, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Daughtry, Filter and more
"That Little Ol' Band From Texas" will soon be getting a mighty big tribute. The music and legacy of ZZ Top will be celebrated on A Tribute From Friends, out October 11th, which features many diverse artists covering classic ZZ Top songs.
The album kicks off with "Sharp Dressed Man" from The M.O.B., Mick Fleetwood's ad hoc group that includes fellow Fleetwood Mac founder John McVie as well as Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and guitar great Jonny Lang.
Mick Fleetwood commented, "We're delighted to honor ZZ Top this way. Their legacy, like that of the original Fleetwood Mac, is steeped in the blues we all love so much. I know that Steven and Jonny feel as strongly about their legacy as John and I do."
After Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were informed that A Tribute From Friends was in the works, they issued the following statement: "When we were told there was going to be a ZZ Top tribute album a while ago and logically asked, 'Who are we paying tribute to?' Then we found out that a bunch of great artists were paying tribute to us and we were in disbelief. For the past 40 or so years, all we've done is get out there and crank it and try to have a good time while doing so. To a great extent, we've succeeded since we're still having a good time so that would be reward enough for 'the same three guys playing the same three chords.' Now comes A Tribute From Friends, and we're so delighted that our music resonates with these great musicians whom we so admire."
A Tribute From Friends Tracklisting
1. Sharp Dressed Man - The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang & John McVie)
2. Gimme All Your Lovin' - Filter
3. Tush - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
4. Cheap Sunglasses - Wolfmother
5. Got Me Under Pressure - Duff McKagan's Loaded
6. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers - Coheed & Cambria
7. Just Got Paid - Mastodon
8. Rough Boy - Wyclef Jean
9. Waitin' For The Bus/ Jesus Just Left Chicago - Daughtry
10. La Grange - Jamey Johnson