Friday, September 22, 2017

Examining the Rocket Man's Film and TV Career (Ultimate Classic Rock)




Elton John is one of the bestselling artists of all time, having sold more than 300 million records throughout his five-decade music career. But his role in 2017’s The Kingsman: The Golden Circle shouldn’t be a surprise for fans who’ve seen him onscreen too, as you’ll see in the above look at Elton John, Movie Star: Examining the Rocket Man’s Film and TV Career.

Read More of Victoria Shaffer's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Elton John, Movie Star: Examining the Rocket Man's Film and TV Career

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon and Bonnie Raitt to Play Texas Benefit (jambands.com)




Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt will lead the lineup for a benefit show held at the University of Texas’s Frank Erwin Center tomorrow evening , Friday, September 22.

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/09/13/willie-nelson-paul-simon-bonnie-raitt-and-more-to-play-texas-benefit-show/#ixzz4sw5Q439j

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Adrian Belew and Stewart Copeland Say Gizmodrome Band was an 'Immediate Lovefest' (UCR)





With former Police drummer Stewart Copeland and guitar virtuoso Adrian Belew in the lineup alongside Level 42 bassist Mark King and keyboardist Vittorio Cosma, Gizmodrome can hardly avoid being labeled a supergroup. But as Copeland and Belew tell Ultimate Classic Rock, their new band started out very simply.

Read More of Jeff Giles' article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Adrian Belew and Stewart Copeland Say New Gizmodrome Band Project Was an 'Immediate Lovefest': Exclusive Interview

Monday, September 18, 2017

Steely Dan Announce Fall Tour Dates (UCR)




Steely Dan have announced almost a dozen tour dates for this fall. The new shows come a little more than a week after the death of band co-founder Walter Becker.

Read More of Michael Gallucci's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Steely Dan Announce Fall Tour Dates 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...Farmhouse



Farmhouse is the eighth official studio album by the American rock band Phish. The tracks were recorded at The Barn, frontman Trey Anastasio's studio in Chittenden County, Vermont. The album was released on May 16, 2000, by Elektra RecordsFarmhouse was the last Phish studio album before their temporary split in October 2000 (the band subsequently returned in late 2002).
Songwriting for Farmhouse was a joint effort between Trey Anastasio and Phish lyricist Tom Marshall, with contributions from Tony MarkellisRuss Lawton and Scott Herman. All of the songs were already part of Phish's live concert song rotation before being recorded for the album, some dating back to 1997. Rolling Stone gave Farmhouse only 2.5 Stars, stating that on the album the band walks "a thin line between mellow and torpid" with songs that "are going to need a lot of live [concert] resuscitation".
"Heavy Things" became Phish's biggest single to date, and was a hit on Adult Top 40 radio and on the Radio & Records pop 100 chart. The song was performed for live broadcast during the overnight set of Phish's New Year's Eve 2000 show at Big Cypress (reportedly then the largest concert in the world) as part of ABC's coverage of New Year’s festivities around the globe.
The song "First Tube" was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
Early incarnations of several tracks from the album can be heard on the 2000 release Trampled by Lambs and Pecked by the Dove, a collection of song sketches recorded by Anastasio and Marshall.
Farmhouse had the highest-ever first week sales for a Phish record. The album was certified gold by RIAA on January 30, 2006.
In February 2009, the album was made available as a download in FLAC and MP3 formats at LivePhish.com.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn to release new album (jambands.com)




Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn will release their new album, Echo in the Valley, on October 20, marking the second collaborative studio effort from the banjo power couple after their 2014 self-titled debut.

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/09/07/b-la-fleck-abigail-washburn-detail-new-album-share-first-single/#ixzz4sGysi0Yx