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David Gilmour Recording New Album

Posted 15 May 2014 in Uncategorized

…From prog-sphere.com David Gilmour is currently in the studio working on a new solo album. Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, recently posted an Instagram photo from the sessions, featuring the Pink Floyd guitarist recording with his backup singers. Graham Nash originally leaked news of Gilmour’s album last November, when he revealed that he and David Crosby were going to contribute vocals to the project. “What the hell would it cost you to have David Crosby and Graham Nash getting on a bloody train to Brighton to sing with you?,” said Nash on Vintage TV’s Needle Time program. “We’re musicians. We love good songs. We’ll sing them until we are dead.” Gilmour’s last studio album was 2006’s On An Island. He released Live In Gdansk in 2008 and collaborated with ambient techno group The Orb in 2010 for...

Steely Dan Announces ‘Jamalot Ever After’ Tour

Posted 14 Apr 2014 in Uncategorized

This summer, Steely Dan fans in North America will be able to buy a thrill. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will set off on the 47-city Jamalot Ever After tour July 2 in Portland, Ore., and tour through September. The duo, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 on the strength of such hits as Reelin’ in the Years, Hey Nineteen and Deacon Blues, will be backed by an eight-piece band: drummer Keith Carlock, bassist Freddie Washington, keyboardist Jim Beard, guitarist Jon Herington, trumpeter/keyboardist Michael Leonhart, trombonist Jim Pugh, saxophonist Walt Weiskopf and baritone saxophonist Roger Rosenberg. Three backing vocalists — La Tanya Hall, Carolyn Leonhart-Escoffery and Cindy Mizelle — also will be part of the ensemble. July 2 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Ore. 3 – Les Schwab Amphitheatre, Bend, Ore. 5-6...

Lou Reed Has Died at Age 71. Agent Confirms Previous Report.

Posted 27 Oct 2013 in Music + TV News, Uncategorized

Rolling Stone Magazine is reporting that Lou Reed has died at age 71.  No cause of death has been given at this time. He did receive a liver transplant in May and was hospitalized a few months later for severe dehydration. We will update the story as more information becomes available. UPDATE: Mr. Reed’s literary agent Andrew Wylie has now confirmed the death and claims it is related to his liver illness. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Tommy James & The Shondells ‘Hanky Panky’ b/w ‘It’s Only Love’

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #15 – Tommy James & The Shondells: “Hanky Panky” b/w “It’s Only Love” – Collectables Roulette Reissue 45 RPM Single COL-0261 (I2/J2) “The Jukebox Series” focuses on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox (or as I like to call it “the prehistoric iPod”) for a little over twelve years and in that time I’d like to think that I’ve perfected the mix of 45s within. Today’s song was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich under the name The Raindrops, in twenty minutes as a quickie B-side to the 1963 single “That Boy John.” Jeff Barry: “As far as I...

Isaac Hayes ‘Theme From Shaft’ b/w ‘Cafe Regio’

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #3 – Isaac Hayes – “Theme From Shaft” b/w “Café Regio”  – Enterprise 45 ENA-9038  (E1/F1) “The Jukebox Series” focuses on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox (or as I like to call it “the prehistoric iPod”) for a little over twelve years and in that time I’d like to think that I’ve perfected the mix of 45s within. Call him “Shaft”…call him “Black Moses”…call him “Chef”…but one thing is for sure, he was responsible for some of the funkiest and smoothest hot-buttered soul ever committed to wax. Today’s Song Of The Day inhabits the E1/F1 position in my jukebox...

Dale Hawkins ‘Susie Q’ b/w ‘Don’t Treat Me This Way’

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #1 – Dale Hawkins: “Susie Q” b/w “Don’t Treat Me This Way” – Checker 45 #863 – 1957 (A1/B1) Today marks the beginning of a new semi-regular series for Song Of the Day by Eric Berman. “The Jukebox Series” will focus on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had the jukebox (or as I like to call it “the prehistoric iPod”) for a little over twelve years and in that time I’ve perfected the mix of 45s within. Today, I will begin with “A-1” on the jukebox and systematically proceed through all of the records that are in there with a focus on...

What Were Kurt Cobain’s Favorite Fifty Albums? Here’s His Handwritten List.

Posted 17 Sep 2013 in Uncategorized

  I’m sure you’ve all been wondering what the late Kurt Cobain’s favorite fifty albums were. Here is his own hand written list. Now you know. I’m sure you feel better. Oh, while you here. Have you ever wondered how the baby was on the cover of Nirvana’s debut Nevermind? He’s now all grown up and we have a story on who he is and what he’s doing now. He even recreated that famous album cover. Well, kind of… Here’s that piece.  Here’s another piece that we did on Nevermind. It includes my story about hanging out with Kurt on the tour for the album. Here’s that piece.      Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook...

Linda Ronstadt Suffering From Parkinson’s Disease

Posted 23 Aug 2013 in Music + TV News, Uncategorized

This has been known in some industry circles for sometime. Now Ms. Ronstadt has gone public via a piece in AARP From AARP Blog Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt, 67, told AARP today that she “can’t sing a note” because she suffers from Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosed eight months ago, Ronstadt began to show symptoms as long as eight years ago. But she ascribed her inability to sing to a tick bite (“my health has never recovered since then”), and believed the shaking in her hands resulted from shoulder surgery. In a wide-ranging interview with AARP’s music writer Alanna Nash to be published on aarp.org next week, Ronstadt revealed how she discovered that “there was something wrong” with her voice. “I couldn’t sing,” she...

Carl Palmer Turned Down Invite To Join Current Black Sabbath Album/Tour

Posted 21 Aug 2013 in Uncategorized

From Blabbermouth.net. Carl Palmer, the rock percussionist and veteran of hit British rock bands — including Emerson Lake and Palmer, Asia etc — says he turned down an opportunity to play with Black Sabbath when the heavy metal legends were looking for a drummer to replace Bill Ward for the 13 album sessions. Palmer told WENN radio that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi approached him about laying down tracks on the album to when it became clear that Ward would no longer be participating in the Sabbath reunion. “Tony and I did talk when they were looking for drummers to make the album and he put me forward,” explained Palmer. “I couldn’t do it because I was off with Asia, we were touring and then something else came up. I couldn’t have done it but I would have...

Hear Samples From Peter Gabriel’s ‘..And I’ll Scratch Yours’ Including Gabriel Covers By Paul SImon, Randy Newman, David Byrne, Eno, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire and More.

Posted 16 Aug 2013 in Uncategorized

We thought we may never see it.  We will, but not with many of the artists that we expected to see, but at least yes we will see it and of course hear it.  I’m referring to ..and I’ll Scratch Yours. Let’s back up. In 2010, Peter Gabriel released a covers album called Scratch My Back. On it he took on the likes of material by Paul Simon, David Byrne, Lou Reed etc etc. The premise being that he soon afterword would release a follow up where the artists on that album then cover a Gabriel tune. It worked great on paper but delays set it. Some artists could not deliver their half of the agreement, some never did....

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