Category: Music + TV News

Paul McCartney and Wife Narrowly Avoid Helicopter Crash

Posted 12 Nov 2012 in Music + TV News

  From The Guardian…. The British Department for Transport is investigating the near crash of a helicopter carrying Paul McCartney and his wife. Officials have apparently spoken to McCartney about the incident earlier this spring, when his pilot became “disorientated” mid-flight. The incident happened when McCartney and Nancy Shevell were returning to their estate in East Sussex in May. Amid “low cloud base, poor visibility and rain”, their 55-year-old pilot apparently lost sight of the helipad and brought the helicopter as close as two feet from tree tops. A transport department report states that the Sikorsky S-76C chopper only narrowly missed the woods, pulling away as the pilot “executed a go-around”. The aircraft landed at a nearby airport. The...

Do You Have a Taste For Some Limited Edition Rolling Stones Whiskey?

Posted 10 Nov 2012 in Music + TV News

    Are you looking for something special to buy that Rolling Stones fan in your life? Do you have a nice stack of “F-U” money available? The first question isn’t as important as the second if you’re going to end up owning this extremely limited edition, extremely expensive bottle of whiskey. Japanese bottler Suntory have teamed up with the aging rockers to produce this luxury in honor of their 50th anniversary.  Only 150 have been produced and they’ll list for a half-million yen.  What’s that in our terms? Just $6,300, that’s all.  Look at it this way, it’s only $200 a sip. But hey! You do get a bottle that has the The Rolling Stones signature tongue and...

Rodney Crowell to Cancel Select Tour Dates Due To Health Scare

Posted 05 Nov 2012 in Music + TV News

  This just in from Rodney Crowell’s facebook page. We wish him the very, very best in his recovery. Nashville, TN — Nov 6, 2012 — In the last several days, Crowell had a heath scare that required a visit to the Emergency Room. He was later released from the hospital and is at home and feels fine. His doctors have scheduled additional tests that must be completed before he is cleared to resume touring. Shows for the next two weeks have been canceled in order for further tests to be run. Stay tuned for more information about refunds and rescheduling. For refunds, please contact venues directly or point of purchase. The following dates have been canceled Wednesday, Nov...

Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Billy Joel Headline Sandy Benefit Concert

Posted 01 Nov 2012 in Music + TV News

  I knew there would be some concert to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. I didn’t expect it to happen this quickly. (AP)  NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is doing a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit. Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island are scheduled to appear at the concert Friday. The telecast will benefit the American Red Cross and will be shown on NBC and its cable stations including Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E! Other networks are invited to join in. The concert will be hosted by Matt Lauer. It will air at 8 p.m. Eastern and...

The Rolling Stones Announce November and December Shows in the UK and USA

Posted 15 Oct 2012 in Music + TV News

    It’s only four shows, but four is more than zero.  You can’t always get what you want.  Sometime you can’t even get what you need. I think we need more than four shows. That’s it for now however. The Rolling Stones have announced just four concerts to celebrate their 50th anniversary.  There will be two shows in the UK at London’s 02 Arena on November 25th and 29th.  The next two shows will be held December 13th and 15th at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. ‘‘Everybody loves a celebration, and London and New York are two good places to do it in!’’ Jagger said in a statement. The December 15th  show will be available via...

Friends, Family and Fans Join Together at ‘Love For Levon’ Concert. Here’s the Setlist and Videos.

Posted 04 Oct 2012 in Music + TV News

                    —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Last night was the Love for Levon concert. I wasn’t there so I can’t review it, but I’ll be glad to give you the setlist. The picture here is that of a cake that honored the great musician. We’re consistently searching for and adding more videos so stop back!  Love For Levon Setlist Set one “The Shape I’m In” with Warren Haynes “Long Black Veil” with Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes “Trouble in Mind” with Jorma Kaukonen and Barry Mitterhoff “This Wheel’s On Fire” featuring the Levon Helm Band “Little Birds” featuring The Dirt Farmer Band “Move Along Train” with Mavis Staples “Life is a Carnival” with Allen Toussaint “When...

Rush, Joan Jett, Kraftwerk, Randy Newman, Deep Purple and More Earn Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

Posted 04 Oct 2012 in Music + TV News

                      ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations have been released.  The winners will be announced next year at a ceremony in Los Angeles. 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations Rush Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Randy Newman Heart Kraftwerk Public Enemy N.W.A. Donna Summer Chic Deep Purple Paul Butterfield Blues Band Albert King The Marvelettes The Meters Procol Harum 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

Beatles Entire Catalog Vinyl Box Set Coming In November

Posted 30 Sep 2012 in Music + TV News

  More and more turntables are coming out of moth balls and still more are shipping to those that might not have or never had them in the past. I guess it’s no surprise that the public wants to get their hands and needles on some Beatles albums once again. They will now be able too. The Beatles’ acclaimed original studio album remasters, released on CD in 2009 and in 2010 for digital download exclusively on iTunes, will make their long-awaited stereo vinyl debut on 12th November (13th November in North America). Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork,  the 14 albums return to their original glory with details including the poster in The Beatles (The White...

Free Streaming of Global Citizen Festival Featuring Neil Young, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and Band of Horses on Now

Posted 29 Sep 2012 in Music + TV News

    Watch the Global Poverty Project concert today featuring Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters and the Black Keys, Band of Horse and K’Naan. The Concert is held to raise awareness and to bring funds for the fight to end global hunger.  It’s produced by “Global Citizen.” Learn more about them below. To take action, please visit. GLOBAL CITIZEN   Here’s Neil  and Crazy Horses’s full performance ABOUT GLOBAL CITIZEN Global Citizen is a tool to amplify and unite a generation’s call for justice. It’s a place for you to learn, and act, to bring an end to extreme poverty. Global Citizens know that a world that deprives 1.3 billion people of their basic rights and opportunities...

Mike Love Fires Original Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks. The Three Learn Their Fate Via Public Statement

Posted 26 Sep 2012 in Music + TV News

  Mike Love continues to be a real ass. He personally has ended one of the best rock and roll stories of the summer by dropping three original members from the Beach Boys. The 50th Anniversary tour called Keepin’ the Summer Alive in the UK will be ending this week.  The Beach Boys will continue to tour shortly after however Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks will not be part of it. Making matters appear even worse is that the three found out about their fate via a public statement. It read: “The post-50th anniversary configuration will not include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks. The 50th Reunion Tour was designed to be a set tour with...

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