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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....

Herb Alpert’s ‘Whipped Cream Lady’ Closes In On 78 Years Old….

Posted 07 Aug 2013 in Uncategorized

  by Erik Lacitis of the Seattle Times Guys, the girl of your teen dreams will soon turn 78 years old Her name is Dolores Erickson and she has been living in the Seattle for around 35 years, after a career that included being an Eileen Ford model in New York. She appeared at a Seattle record store recently and wants to tell you teen dreamers, “Enjoy the memories.” You don’t know her by name — maybe as the “Whipped Cream Lady” — but certainly by the album cover on which she is featured: the 1965 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass‘ Whipped Cream & Other Delights. There she is, seemingly naked but covered in what is supposed to...

Watch Lollapaloza Stream Here ‘The Cure, Band of Horses, NIN, Court Yard Hounds, Queens of the Stone Age, Lumineers and More…’

Posted 02 Aug 2013 in PREVIEW, Uncategorized

  Cool Album of the Day will be bringing you the full streaming from Lollapalooza all weekend long. The stream will begin at 3:30 Et. That of course is 2:30 here in Chicago. Friday, August 2nd: 02:30 pm – Smith Westerns 03:30 – Icona Pop 04:15 – Crystal Castles 05:15 – Imagine Dragons 06:15 – Queens of the Stone Age 07:30 – Band of Horses 08:30 – The Killers 10:00 – Nine Inch Nails Here’s the rest of the weekend. Saturday, August 3rd: 02:15 pm – Ben Howard 03:00 – Court Yard Hounds 04:00 – Local Natives 05:00 – Ellie Goulding 06:00 – The National 07:15 – The Lumineers 08:30 – The Postal Service 10:00 – Mumford and Sons...

Pitchfork Music Festival Day One Headlined By Bjork, Wire and Rain Storms. – A CONCERT REVIEW

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Hidden Place” by Bjork – Pitchfork Music Festival 7/19/13 – Day One With the impending threat of massive thunderstorms due to lower the temperature from 97 to the low 80s, my fourth Pitchfork Music Festival got off today with three great sets by Mac Demarco, the legendary industrial punk  band Wire and the main reason to go to Pitchfork this year, a rare set by Iceland’s favorite star Bjork. (pictured above) Normally when I go to Pitchfork, I like to shop around for sounds from stage to stage in an effort to hear as many different bands as possible. But with Wire and Bjork playing on the same stage, we decided...

What is Nick Lowe Teasing? A ‘Stiff’ Reunion in the Works? An Album Backed by Wilco? What?

Posted 19 Jul 2013 in Music + TV News, Uncategorized

    Could there be some kind of Stiff Records Reunion in the works? Something is up we know that. Nick Lowe posted this picture and teased it with this caption. “Wondering what big announcement is coming Thursday, July 25? Head to www.nicklowe.com   (starting today!), where we’ll have daily hints of what’s to come. We’ll also try to help fill in the blanks with extra clues here on Facebook. Hope you’re as excited as we are…” There have been a few people guessing that it will indeed be a reunion since some think that in this picture that Elvis Costello is second from the left and possibly Larry Wallis far left. We’ve also heard that maybe Nick made record with...

The Bangles ‘All Over the Place’

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Hero Takes A Fall” by The Bangles Power pop doesn’t get any better than this! Along with The Go-Go’s, The Bangles were the main purveyors of the 1980s girl group sound. But while The Go-Go’s were lightweight and effervescent, The Bangles’ brand of rock was rooted in the sound of The Byrds and early Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, giving them much more clout with critics and music aficionados alike. After forming out of the Los Angeles “Paisley Underground” music scene and changing their name from The Bangs to Bangles, sisters Vickie Peterson on guitar and Debbie Peterson on drums, plus Susanna Hoffs on guitar and Michael Steele (formerly of...

Chicago Transit Authority

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Poem 58” by Chicago Transit Authority The fact that Chicago Transit Authority was the horn band of the late 1960s has obscured the fact that Chicago was also one hell of a guitar band. Proof positive is this somewhat obscure track from their eponymously titled debut album from 1969. (Play the track and continue reading.) This song has it all! The track kicks off with a funky rhythm guitar pattern that quickly moves into an extended guitar solo courtesy of one of the most underrated guitarists of all time Terry Kath. Heck, even Jimi Hendrix was a big fan of Kath, and his intuitive and imaginative playing is what sets this...

Richie Havens, the Man That Gave Us ‘Freedom’ at Woodstock Has Died

Posted 22 Apr 2013 in Music + TV News, Uncategorized

  We’re sad to announce that Richie Havens, the man that opened Woodstock with his famous acoustic song “Freedom,” has died at the age of 72. Here is the official announcement via his longtime representatives, The Root Agency: “RICHIE HAVENS was gifted with one of the most recognizable voices in popular music. His fiery, poignant, soulful singing style has remained unique and ageless since his historic appearance at Woodstock in 1969. For four decades, Havens used his music to convey passionate messages of brotherhood and personal freedom. Billboard Magazine writes, “This acoustic soul giant truly seems to be getting more inspiring and graceful with age.” From Woodstock to The Isle of Wight to Glastonbury to the Fillmore Auditorium to...

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