Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Galactic Taking Over SiriusXM's JamON For Mardi Gras (jambands.com)

In honor of Mardi Gras, New Orleans natives Galactic will take over the airwaves at SiriusXM’s JamON beginning at 4 PM ET today, February 28.

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/02/27/galactic-taking-over-siriusxm-s-jamon-for-mardi-gras-celebration/#ixzz4ZvE9jfFo

Monday, February 27, 2017

David Bowie’s Hometown Could Erect a Giant Lightning Bolt in His Honor (UCR)

If a recently launched crowdfunding campaign is successful, David Bowie‘s hometown will greet millions of visitors a year with a 30-foot lightning bolt paying tribute to his life and legacy.

Read More of Jeff Giles' article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: David Bowie's Hometown Could Erect a Giant Lightning Bolt in His Honor 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...Zooropa

Zooropa /zˈrpɑː/ is the eighth studio album by Irish rock band U2. Produced by Flood, Brian Eno, and The Edge, it was released on 5 July 1993 on Island Records. Inspired by the band's experiences on the Zoo TV Tour, Zooropa expanded on many of the tour's themes of technology and media oversaturation. The record was a continuation of the group's experimentation with alternative rock, electronic dance music, and electronic sound effects that began with their previous album, Achtung Baby, in 1991.

U2 began writing and recording Zooropa in Dublin in February 1993, during a six-month break between legs of the Zoo TV Tour. The record was originally intended as an EP to promote the "Zooropa" leg of the tour that was to begin in May 1993, but during the sessions, the group decided to extend the record to a full-length LP.[1] Pressed for time, U2 wrote and recorded at a rapid pace, with songs originating from many sources, including leftover material from the Achtung Baby sessions. The album was not completed in time for the tour's resumption, forcing the band to travel between Dublin and their tour destinations in May to complete mixing and recording.

Zooropa received generally favourable reviews from critics. Despite none of its three singles—"Numb", "Lemon", and "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)"—being hits consistently across regions, the record sold well upon release and peaked at number one in multiple countries. The album's charting duration and lifetime sales of 7 million copies, however, were less than those of Achtung Baby. In 1994, Zooropa won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. Although the record was a success and music journalists view the album as one of the group's most creative works, the band regard it with mixed feelings.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bob Dylan Shares New ‘Triplicate’ Track "My One and Only Love" (jambands.com)

Bob Dylan will release Triplicate, his first ever three-disc studio album, on March 31 via Columbia, and the legendary singer-songwriter has shared one of the record’s tracks today, “My One and Only Love.”

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/02/17/bob-dylan-shares-new-triplicate-track-my-one-and-only-love/#ixzz4ZGDb2gAP

Friday, February 24, 2017

March 2017 New Music Releases (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Before we dig into an overview of March 2017 new music releases, we’d like to thank the industry for March 24. Apparently, they got together and scheduled almost every cool thing to take place on this particular Friday.

Read More of Nick DeRiso's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: March 2017 New Music Releases

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe to Present "Exile on Bourbon Street" with Ivan Neville and Luther Dickinson (jambands.com)

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will present a special performance dubbed “Exile on Bourbon Street” at New Orleans’ Orpheum Theater on May 5 as part of the city-wide celebration of music during Jazz Fest, and the band will be welcoming some special guests for the evening.

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/02/17/karl-denson-s-tiny-universe-to-present-exile-on-bourbon-street-with-ivan-neville-and-luther-dickinson/#ixzz4ZGCwA5z0

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Grateful Dead’s Famed Cornell ’77 Show to be Released on Vinyl (jambands.com)

The Grateful Dead’s May 1977 show at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, is widely regarded as one of the band’s top moments, and now the recording is receiving the vinyl treatment with the box set Get Shown the Light, an 11-disc collection set for release on May 5, Rolling Stone reports.

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/02/16/the-grateful-dead-s-famed-cornell-77-show-to-be-released-on-vinyl/#ixzz4YxBrmE8k

Monday, February 20, 2017

Lars Ulrich Admits James Hetfield was 'Livid' after Grammys (UCR)

Metallica managed to power through mic problems during their Grammy performance with Lady Gaga on Feb. 12, but they weren’t exactly thrilled with the situation — especially frontman James Hetfield, who was apparently not much fun to be around backstage afterward.

Read More of Jeff Giles' article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Lars Ulrich Admits James Hetfield Was 'Livid' After Metallica's Grammys Snafu

Sunday, February 19, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...Mama Said

Mama Said is the second studio album by American rock musician Lenny Kravitz, released in April 1991 by Virgin Records. Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash co-wrote and played on the song "Always on the Run". He also played on the song "Fields of Joy". The song "All I Ever Wanted" was co-written by Sean Lennon.

Mama Said became Kravitz's first U.S. top 40 album, reaching number 39 on the Billboard 200, and going on to sell 1.88 million copies in the US (as of November 2002). Although the album has sold enough copies to be certified double platinum, the RIAA still has it listed as platinum. In the UK, the album reached number 8 on the UK Albums Chart. The album sold over 3 million copies worldwide and established Kravitz's worldwide popularity two years after his 1989 debut album Let Love Rule. In 2012, Virgin Records released an expanded, double-disc version of the album with a number of remixes and bonus tracks.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Aretha Franklin Announces Retirement After New Album (jambands.com)

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin has announced her plans for retirement this year. Franklin talked to Detroit’s WDIV Local 4 about her new album, which is expected to be released in September, and her plans to retire after its release. “I must tell you,” Franklin says, “I am retiring this year.”

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/02/09/aretha-franklin-announces-retirement-after-new-album/#ixzz4YIto8kk4

Friday, February 17, 2017

Metallica Announce Hardwired North American Tour Dates (jambands.com)

Fresh off a performance with Lady Gaga at the Grammys, Metallica will hit the road for their Hardwired North American tour beginning May 10 in Baltimore, MD and stretching into the summer before coming to a close in August.

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/02/13/metallica-announce-hardwired-north-american-tour-dates/#ixzz4Yb4k14af

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...WALLS

Walls (stylized as WALLS) is the seventh studio album by American rock band Kings of Leon. It was released on October 14, 2016, by RCA Records. The album title is an acronym for We Are Like Love Songs, which continues the band's unwritten rule of having five-syllable album titles.

Following a New Year's Eve show in Nashville, Nathan Followill said the band was aiming to release album seven in 2016: "We've already started pre-production in our studio for the next record, but the main thing on the calendar for 2016 is getting the record finished. And then the whole press machine kicks up and doing press for the record." Caleb Followill added, "We enjoy this part of the process. Obviously there's a lot of work that goes into it and it can get stressful at times, but we're all in a good place and we're having fun with it and we're all excited to do something new." The album was recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, with Caleb saying the band was looking for inspiration: "We might just try to get a little change of scenery. Our first two albums we recorded in L.A., so we're going to try to go back and see if it inspires us," he said. "If it doesn't, we always have a studio at home, so we can always come back."

In August, the band announced that album title would be We Are Like Love Songs (aka WALLS), and that it would be released on October 14, 2016.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Phish to Release 6-Disc St. Louis ’93 Live Album (jambands.com)

Phish are planning the release of a new live album on March 31, according to a new listing on Amazon.com. The 6-disc release will feature two of the band’s 1993 stops, at St. Louis’ American Theater, in their entirety...

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/02/07/phish-to-release-6-disc-st-louis-93-live-album/#ixzz4Y1oosp7O

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Most Disappointing Albums (Ultimate Classic Rock)

A band’s most disappointing album, as the above list shows, isn’t always a band’s worst record. More often, they arrive at the end of a period of creative momentum or rebirth. They’re also found at those times when rock’s biggest bands took the first stumble toward a period of prolonged struggle or even into irrelevancy.

Read More of Nick DeRiso's article and view the list @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Most Disappointing Albums: More Than 100 Times Rock's Biggest Bands Let Us Down

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Black Sabbath Play Final Show of Farewell Tour in Hometown (jambands.com)

In January 2016, Black Sabbath embarked on their “The End” farewell tour with Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler touring around the world one last time. The tour came to a close last night in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, England with a career-spanning set that capped the metal kings’ immense career.

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/02/05/black-sabbath-play-final-show-of-farewell-tour-in-hometown/#ixzz4Xwb1bJlJ

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars' Documentary In The Works (UCR)

One of rock’n’ roll’s most fascinating lives and distinguished careers is getting the documentary treatment with the forthcoming feature Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars.

Read More of Jeff Giles' article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: 'Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars' Documentary in the Works 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...Ram

Ram is a studio album by Paul and Linda McCartney, released in May 1971 on Apple Records. The album was recorded amid Paul McCartney's legal action in the United Kingdom's High Court to dissolve the Beatles' partnership, following their break-up the year before. This is the only album credited to the couple. He and Linda recorded it in New York with guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken, and future Wings drummer Denny Seiwell. Its release coincided with a period of bitter acrimony between McCartney and his former band-mate John Lennon, who perceived verbal slights in the lyrics to songs such as "Too Many People".

On release, the album was received negatively by most music critics, although opinion has become more favorable in subsequent decades. A commercial success nonetheless, Ram topped the national albums charts in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada. Three singles were issued from Ram: "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey", which became McCartney's first number 1 hit in America, "The Back Seat of My Car" and "Eat at Home". The album was reissued in May 2012.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Kings of Leon Expand 2017 North American Tour (Rolling Stone)

Kings of Leon expanded their 2017 North American tour, adding 25 new dates. The trek's second leg, promoting the band's recent LP, Walls, will launch April 28th in Chula Vista, California and wind down August 26th in Quincy, Washington.

Read more of Ryan Reed's article @ Rolling Stone 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Eric Clapton Adds More Dates at Madison Square Garden and The Forum (jambands.com)

Eric Clapton’s previously announced shows at Madison Square Garden and The Forum, slated for March 19-20 and 25-26 respectively, will be extended due to high demand with two more shows added in New York and Los Angeles.

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/01/30/eric-clapton-adds-more-dates-at-madison-square-garden-and-the-forum/#ixzz4XGU8UmY9