Talking Heads tribute band Psycho Killers will perform the setlist from the famed Stop Making Sense movie in honor of its 30th anniversary. The band will partner with Devon Bryant, a visual artist out of Boston, to recreate the images portrayed in the film. Soohan, a Baltimore based DJ, will open the show with a set comprised of 80s/Talking Heads inspired songs.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
For much of 1987 and ’88, Tom Petty‘s career seemed to be stuck in a holding pattern, but his work with the Traveling Wilburys signaled a creative and commercial rebound — one that really shifted into high gear with the release of his first solo LP, ‘Full Moon Fever,’ on April 24, 1989.
Read More: Tom Petty Trades Intensity for Happiness: The History of 'Full Moon Fever' | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tom-petty-full-moon-fever/?trackback=tsmclip
Monday, April 28, 2014
Phish made their return to the Crescent City with their first Jazz Fest show since 1996. The first set saw a relaxed, well-rehearsed band tear through a selection of familiar cuts such as the opening “Kill Devil Falls,” “The Moma Dance,” “Rift” and “Wolfman’s Brother” before Page McConnell (who performed with The Meter Men the night before) serenaded the crowd on “Lawn Boy.” Trey Anastasio dedicated the song to the people of Jazz Fest and McConnell reiterated Anastasio’s previous sentiment on how special it was to return to New Orleans.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
That's the Way of the World is a 1975 album by Earth, Wind & Fire released on Columbia Records. It was also the soundtrack for a 1975 motion picture of the same name which featured several of the band members in cameo roles. Included on the album was the single "Shining Star", which was a #1 U.S. pop and R&B hit. Another popular single was the title track, which reached #12 on the pop chart. The album spent three weeks atop the Billboard Pop Albums Charts, five nonconsecutive weeks atop the Soul Albums chart.
That's the Way of the World was also the third best-selling pop album and the number one best-selling R&B album of 1975 respectively and has been certified triple platinum in the U.S by the RIAA.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 493 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2012, on a revised list by the magazine, the album listed at #486.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante will appear on Duran Duran’s forthcoming album. The band made confirmed the rumors earlier this week with a post on their website, which reads:
We were holding this exciting news because we were hoping to give you full details when we announced, but as word has leaked out, catching us rather off guard, we wanted to confirm… yes it’s true, the extraordinarily talented John Frusciante has indeed been doing some work from his home base in California on our new album. The tracks have been going back and forth via the internet, and we are thrilled with the results. We are all such big fans of John’s work and are honoured to have him adding his magic to the record! There are no current plans for John to tour with us, but his guitars sound incredible on the tracks.
Hoping to have more news for you soon.
- Simon, John, Nick & Roger
Friday, April 25, 2014
8 things people do that make record collectors (and record store employees) crazy (Alternative Press)
It’s safe to assume anybody who has been entrenched in any kind of specific music subculture (from pop-punk to hardcore to death metal to sheer painful abrasive noise and beyond), has a significant collection of vinyl records—or painfully covets all those people who actually do. Yeah, yeah, we can discuss the merits of compact disc digital audio versus needle-in-the-groove playback until the day comes when we’re directly interfacing our fetid noggins with our fave sounds like we’re a veritable Johnny Mnemonic society. But despite the lip service that is sometimes given toward the beloved format, this writer appreciates the size, the characteristics and the literature (graphics, credits etc) that accompanies a vinyl record. And you should, too. Because you can’t put your arms around an MP3 or FLAC file.
Please follow the link to read Jason Pettigrew's full article on Alternative Press
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Prince and Warner Bros. Records confirmed a new partnership today “that will see the release of long-awaited, previously unheard material” including a 30th anniversary reissue of Prince’s iconic Purple Rain, first released in 1984.
Please follow the link to read the full article on jambands.com
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Bruce Springsteen rolled into Charlotte, NC with his newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band in support of their latest effort High Hopes. Throughout the 30-song setlist, The Boss took a variety of sign requests from the audience including a cover of Richard Berry’s “Louie Louie,” Sir Mack Rice’s “Mustang Sally” and Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” to go along with his originals “Racing in the Street” and “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” among others. In all, Bruce would deliver four tour debuts by the end of the show.
Read the full article at jambands.com
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Judging from the lyrics of these famous pot songs, marijuana has been part of the lifestyle and creative processes for some of rock’s most famous stars for a long time now. It seems pretty clear that artists like Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Aerosmith didn’t wait for the recent wave of reefer-friendly legalization in states across America to take effect before drawing inspiration from lighting up. Come to think of it, legalization may ironically wind up diminishing some of the romantic appeal of writing songs about pot, so before that prospect turns into a real downer, why don’t you join us as we celebrate the Top 10 Pot Songs.
Read More: Top 10 Pot Songs | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/pot-songs/?trackback=tsmclip
Monday, April 21, 2014
As a part of Record Store Day, Jack White set out to claim the world record for the fastest released record. At 10 AM CT yesterday, White walked on stage at Third Man Records in Nashville to record a limited edition 7-inch of “Lazaretto,” the title track to his forthcoming release due out June 10.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
The list of titles being released ONLY AT RECORD STORES is only a click away, in TWO versions: A handy PDF that you can use as a shopping/wish list and a Pull Down menu with more detail and artwork. These are the pieces that will be released at REAL LIVE RECORD STORES on April 19, the SEVENTH annual Record Store Day. Keep in mind that things change OFTEN in this business, and we’ll be making changes to the list when that happens. Fixes, tweaks, new descriptions, additions and cancellations as they happen. Life is a work in progress, we read on an inspirational poster once. And so is our list.
See below for listing of local stores in Knoxville:
P: RSD Pledge signed store. Click Here for more info.
Friday, April 18, 2014
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has confirmed that an unidentified member of the band is suffering from a “debilitating illness,” leaving the band’s future “up in the air at the moment.” However, he also indicates the band hasn't decided to say goodbye just yet.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Antemasque, the new band from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Mars Volta co-founders Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, will release their eponymous debut LP on July 15. The collaborative band has already previewed three songs (“4AM,” “People Forget,” and “Hangin’ in the Lurch”) and a fourth, titled “Drown All Your Witches,” which serves as the soundtrack to a behind-the-scenes video, was released today. Please follow the link to read full article on jambands.com
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Stevie Nicks Joins ‘Tom Petty’ to Perform ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ on ‘The Tonight Show’ Read More: Stevie Nicks Joins 'Tom Petty' to Perform 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' on 'The Tonight Show' (UCR)
Jimmy Fallon impersonated Tom Petty while performing ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ with the main Heartbreaker’s original duet partner, Stevie Nicks, on ‘The Tonight Show’ last night.
Read More: Stevie Nicks Joins 'Tom Petty' to Perform 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' on 'The Tonight Show' | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/stevie-nicks-tom-petty-tonight-show/?trackback=tsmclip
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The stretch of bad news that has plagued the Allman Brothers Band may be coming to an end. In a new interview, Gregg Allman says that, contrary to reports from earlier this year, they have not reached, to borrow the title of their 1991 hit, the end of the line..
Read More: Allman Brothers Band Not Breaking Up After All? | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/allman-brothers-band-not-breaking-up/?trackback=tsmclip
Monday, April 14, 2014
The Allman Brothers Band will release a DVD pulled from their March 26, 2009 show at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The show, which commemorated the band’s 40th anniversary, featured no guests (the entire run included 60+ guests), highlighting the original lineup on the very day they formed in 1969...
Read more at jambands.com.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
All Day Music is the fourth album by funk group War, released November 1971 on United Artists Records. The title single was backed with "Get Down."
"Slipping Into Darkness" (backed with "Nappy Head"), War's first big hit since their name change from Eric Burdon and War, was on the Hot 100 for 22 weeks and so tied with Gallery's "Nice to Be with You" for most weeks on that chart all within the calendar year 1972. (The spelling was changed slightly to "Slippin' Into Darkness" for the single, and is also used on a CD edition of the album.)
A subtitle for "Nappy Head" claims it is the theme from Ghetto Man, but there does not appear to be any notable film or television series with this title, and it may refer to a series that never went into production. "Baby Brother" is a live track recorded at the Hollywood Bowl, June 30, 1971, at an event called the United Artists 99 Cent Spectacular; a studio version of this song retitled "Me and Baby Brother" appeared on a later album, Deliver the Word (1973).
The original cover art was printed with a metallic silver background, and features a group photo by Bob Gordon.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Duff McKagan returned to Guns N’ Roses last night (April 6), playing the first of five concerts in South America while regular GNR bassist Tommy Stinson prepares for his own reunion with the Replacements.
Read More: Watch Video Of Duff McKagan's First Full Concert With Guns N' Roses Since 1997 | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/duff-mckagan-guns-n-roses-reunion/?trending&trackback=tsmclip
Friday, April 11, 2014
ZZ Top and Jeff Beck Announce Summer 2014 Tour Read More: ZZ Top and Jeff Beck Announce Summer 2014 Tour | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/zz-top-jeff-beck-tour/?trackback=tsmclip
Guitar lovers, prepare yourselves for a live music feast: Jeff Beck and ZZ Top are going on tour together this summer.
Read More: ZZ Top and Jeff Beck Announce Summer 2014 Tour | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/zz-top-jeff-beck-tour/?trackback=tsmclip
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Nirvana will take their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday night. As the music world mourns the loss of Kurt Cobain and remembers his legacy, it appears as if his music and the music of Nirvana will be brought to life in Brooklyn on Wednesday night...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
A posthumous album from Michael Jackson will be released on May 13 via Epic Records. XSCAPE features eight previously unreleased recordings that have been re-structured by producers such as Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, John McClain and Jerome “Jroc” Harmon. The album will be available in multiple formats as well as a deluxe edition featuring the original MJ recordings.
Read full article at jambands.com
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The lineup for this year’s Glastonbury Festival is impressive, with appearances booked from a list of acts that includes Blondie, the Black Keys, Dolly Parton, and Arcade Fire. But there’s one missing band that organizer Michael Eavis would still love to add — this or any year.
Read More: Glastonbury Organizer Predicts Led Zeppelin Reunion | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/led-zeppelin-glastonbury/?trackback=tsmclip
Monday, April 7, 2014
Widespread Panic got some help from a couple of special guests during their performance at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles over the weekend. Steep Canyon Rangers fiddler Nicky Sanders sat in with the group toward the beginning of their second set for “Diner,” “Chunk of Coal” and “Quarter Tank of Gasoline.”
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Give the People What They Want is the fifth studio album by American soul and funk band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, released January 14, 2014 on Daptone Records.
Give the People What They Want garnered generally positive reception from music critics. At the review aggregator website Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score based on independent reviews, the album scored an 80/100 based on 31 selected ratings, indicating "generally favorable" reviews. At The A.V. Club, Annie Zaleski graded the album a B+, noting that the album is not a "rehash of the past—or a collection that panders."
Will Hermes writing for Rolling Stone rated the album three-and-a-half stars, stating that the band is "extending and preserving tradition; it remains a national treasure and an instant soul party." At Spin, Anupa Mistry rated it a seven out of ten, affirming that "The point is that music from another time can still thrill us in this one because of its practically tyrannical insistence on bliss." Ben Cardow of NME rated it a seven out of ten, commenting that "Rarely has reliability been this funky." At Slant, Kyle Fowle rated it three-and-a-half stars, writing that the music here is "reveling in a variety of musical tones, from confident, strutting anthems of independence to slow-burning, intimate ballads, but also displays Jones at her most vocally ferocious, lending a self-assured voice to the down and out."
At Allmusic, Fred Thomas rated it four stars, noting how "These ten songs sound almost designed to be played on repeat, and keep with the always colorful and ecstatically fun sound audiences have come to expect from one of the best acts going in retrofitted classic soul."Elysa Gardner of USA Today rated it three-and-a-half out of four, commenting that "her mighty voice and spirit undiminished" on which is "matched by the Dap-Kings' old-school R&B dynamism, and by the gritty, groovy indomitability conveyed in their new songs."
At The Independent, Andy Gill rated it four stars, affirming that this release is "as good an R&B album as any in recent years."Maddy Costa writing for The Guardian rated it four stars, alluding to how the release "breathes passionate new life into the past."However, PopMatters Zachary Houle rated it a six out of ten, cautioning that the album "is a quasi-holding pattern and is middling in its success."