Posted Sunday, November 19th, 2017 12:47pmbyROCKinsights
Photo: Juliens Auctions
Neil Young elected not to do his annual Bridge School benefit concert this year, but he is still stepping up big time to support it by having Julien's Auctions sell a lot of his belongings to raise money for the school. The reserves and estimates on a lot of items puts many within reach of average fans check out what's going, going before it's gone on December 9 here. Model train items from his collection dominate the early pages. Instruments. musical equipment, clothing and other items start on page 124.
Posted Saturday, November 18th, 2017 9:21ambyROCKinsights
Malcolm Young passed away with his family by his side Friday (11/18) following several years of declining health resulting from Dementia. His widow passed along the family's appreciation for all of the messages of support sent to her late husband and family since his diagnosis. His brother wrote on the AC/DC web site, "...it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leave behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done". The family has requested that donations honoring him be made to the Salvation Army. The Sydney Morning Herald will add a memorial web site through which fans can send condolence messages to the family next week.
Posted Saturday, November 18th, 2017 7:33ambyROCKinsights
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will release Sweetzerland Manifesto, a 10 track solo album on January 19 of next year. His 6th solo album features 9 new songs and a cover of Eve Of Destruction with Johnny Depp drumming. Other guest musicians on the release include Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, David Johansen, Zak Starkey and Terry Reid. The instrumental track Spanish Sushi features synth and drum programming from Perry's sons Roman and Tony.
Posted Saturday, November 18th, 2017 7:07ambyROCKinsights
Manager Irving Azoff has confirmed that the Eagles will do at least a few stadium concerts with Jimmy Buffett in 2018. While most dates have yet to be finalized, Coors Field in Denver is a lock. Guitarist Joe Walsh told the Las Vegas Sun that his group has plans for a moderately extensive tour of between 40 and 50 concerts. After calling it quits following the death of Glenn Frey, the band reconvened for Desert Trip concerts with Deacon Frey, Glenn's son, taking his father's spot and also recruited Vince Gill. Of Deacon, Walsh said, 'He doesn't know he's great but he's great, and that really helped us spiritually. Then we got Vince Gill and he filed in that ghost voice in the harmonies, and he's a brilliant musician.'
Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 10:29ambyROCKinsights
Neil Young is opening his entire archive of recorded material to fans to stream for free here. A Timeline on the site provides a comprehensive listing of every recording available - and it literally includes every song he has recorded and dates back to 1963. Zooming in to a particular portion of the timeline produces more detailed results on what is available from that period.
The recordings are all encoded in Xstream high resolution, delivering a superior quality of sound than other formats offered online. Xstream is capable of optimizing the quality to take fullest advantage of each end user's available bandwidth.
Posted Sunday, November 12th, 2017 2:41pmbyROCKinsights
The 1963 Martin D-28 guitar that Bob Dylan played during George Harrison's Bangladesh benefit concert and on his Rolling Thunder Revue tour was expected to bring a top bid of $300k when Heritage Auctions in Dallas sold it and the receipt Dylan provided guitar tech Larry Cragg, who paid $500 to buy it from Dylan. The guitar Cragg says has kept it in a humidity and temperature controlled enclosure since the day he bought it sold Saturday (11/11) for $396,500.
With Black Sabbath over and done, Ozzy Osbourne has turned his attention to his own final tour, a trek that won't reach its end until 2020. The opening date will be in the States when Ozzy plays the Welcome To Rockville festival at Metropolitan Park on April 27, 2018. From there, Osbourne has a 7 date stretch in Chile, Argentina and Brazil before jetting to Russia for concerts in Moscow an St. Petersburgh, followed by dates in Finland, Sweden, the UK, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Germ
any, Spain and Portugal before returning to the US for a full slate of North American dates.Although it is a 'farewell tour', the George Forman of Rock was quick to add that he has not ruled out doing one-off dates after his retirement from touring.
Posted Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 7:54ambyROCKinsights
Metallica will live stream its set at the Band Together Bay Area concert Thursday (11/9) to benefit those impacted by wildfires that raged north of there. One of the fires came very close to consuming Kirk Hammett's home. The stream can be taken in here...
Posted Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 7:22ambyROCKinsights
Guitars owned or played by Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and others go up for bids in New York on December 2. The axes include a Guild guitar Jimi Hendrix played in a Miami hotel after hs scheduled appearance at a festival there had been rained out, a Gibson Les Paul Paul McCartney performed with in 2012, the 1963 Fender Precision Bass played on Bruce Springsteen's debut album and a 1990 Alvarez-Yairi acoustic guitar owned by Jerry Garcia. Guernsey's presided over the auction of Garcia's 'Wolf' guitar that sold for nearly $4 million to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Posted Monday, November 6th, 2017 8:18ambyROCKinsights
U2 will perform a free concert set in London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday (11/11) as part of the MTV Europe Music Awards. Portions of the concert, which is limited to 7,000 ticket holders rewarded through a lottery, will be televised the following evening. The awards event itself will be held in the SSE Arena in Wembley on Sunday.
1941 Dr. John born… 1968 Beatles release White Album in the US… 1970 Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Duane Allman perfrom in the WBCN Boston studios… 1975 KISS Army fan club formed… 1980 Don Henley arrested after a naked 16 year-old girl on drugs is found in his house… 1982 Joni Mitchell marries bass player Larry Klein in her manager's Malibu office… 1988 Pink Floyd releases Delicate Sound Of Thunder… 1990 Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall have unofficial wedding in Bali… 1991 Aerosmith guests on The Simpsons… 1995 Bruce Springsteen releases Ghost of Tom Joad 2005 Ozzy Osbourne sings Beatles song In My Life backed by Slash on guitar at concert in Wales… 2005 Hand written Bob Dylan poems sell for $78,000 in New York City auction… 2006 Doors box set Perception released…
1942 Norman Greenbaum born… 1946 Duane Allman born… 1947 James Gang & Eagles Joe Walsh born… 1973 Fan fills in for Keith Moon after he collapses during Who San Francisco concert… 1976 George Harrison & Paul Simon on Saturday Night Live… 1991 Rolling Stones sign Virgin Records deal worth $45 million… 1993 Stone Temple Pilots play Saturday Night Live… 1994 David Crosby gets liver transplant… 1997 Canned Heat's Henry Vestine dies of heart failure 1997 Live concert in Olean, NY stopped after Ed Kowalczyk is hit by a flying shoe thrown from the crowd on St. Bonaventure College campus…
1960 Guns n’ Roses Matt Sorum born… 1965 A furious Roger Daltrey storms off stage during Who London concert because of sound problems… 1979 Chuck berry released after serving 80 days of a 4 month sentence for tax evasion 1984 Kinks release Word Of Mouth… 1991 U2 releases Achtung Baby! … 1994 Dave Grohl plays drums with Tom Petty during Saturday Night Live appearance… 1997 Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder joins the Rolling Stones on Waiting On A Friend during Stones Oakland concert… 2001 Stone Temple Pilots Scott Weiland jailed for 12 hours after police are called in on a dispute between the singer and his wife at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel… 2015 Jimmy Page joins Paul Rogers and other musicians paying tribute to him on a version of Rock & Roll at Seattle's Experience Music Project
1950 Graham Parker born… 1953 Clover & Doobie Brothers John McFee born… 1960 Kim Wilde born 1962 Metallica’s Kirk Hammet born… 1971 Procol harum records album with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra… 1972 Danny Witten of Crazy Horse dies of heroin od… 1974 Ringo Starr releases Goodnight Vienna… 1975 Bruce Springsteen opens European tour in London… 1983 Badfinger’s Tom Evans commits suicide… 1987 U2 opens for themselves disguised as country band in LA… 1997 AC/DC releases Bonfire box set… 1997 Gary Glitter arrested when child porn is discovered on his computer while it is undergoing repairs… 1997 Metallica releases Reload… 2017 AC/DC's Malcolm young dies of Dementia at 64...
1938 Gordon Lightfoot born… 1941 Byrds Gene Clark born… 1943 Director Martin Scorcese born… 1944 Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels born… 1946 Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre born… 1966 Jeff Buckley born… 1970 Elton John records 11/17/70 at WPLJ-Fm in New York… 1979 Jethro Tull’s John Glascock dies following heart surgery… 1986 Kinks release Think Visual… 1990 David Crosby breaks leg, ankle and shoulder in motorcycle crash… 1993 Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Chicago White Sox pitcher Jack McDowell arrested for public drunkenness in New Orleans… 2006 Peter Gabriel given Man Of Peace award by Gorbachev Foundation in Rome… 2006 Bono & The Edge jam with Pearl Jam on Rockin’ In The Free World during Melbourne, Australia concert… 2009 Warren Haynes does encore with Deep Purple at Heinekin Hall in Amsterdam… 2009 Paul Mccartney releases Goodnight, New York (CitiField concert)… 2010 Bruce Springsteen does full hour on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon… 2017 Bob Seger releases I Knew You When
1973 Kinks release Preservation Act 1… 1978 Queen has topless bicyclists ride out on stage as the band plays Bicycle during New York City concert… 1985 U2 launches Mother Records… 1987 Lenny Kravitz marries Lisa Bonet (divorce in ’95) … 1988 Former Beach Boys manager and father of member Mike Love gets 5 year suspended sentence for bilking the band out of $300k… 1992 Genesis releases The Way We Walk… 2005 UK Hall Of Fame inducts Who, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Kinks, Bob Dylan and Black Sabbath… 2010 Bruce Springsteen releases multi-disc expanded edition of Darkness On The Edge Of Town… 2010 Beatles songs finally available on iTunes… Bono injures arm in Central Park bicycle spill. U2 postpones Tonight Show residency... 2017 Tom Petty's private memorial service held for family and friends at LA yoga meditation center
1969 Janis Joplin arrested in Tampa for use of ‘vulgar and obscene’ language during Curtis Hixson Hall concert… 1971 Grand Funk Railroad releases E Pluribus Funk… 1977 Elvis Costello opens first US tour, San Francisco… 1978 Grateful Dead release Shakedown Street… 1980 John Lennon & Yoko Ono release Double Fantasy… 1986 Keith Richards joins Eric Clapton on Layla and Cocaine at the Ritz in New York City… 1992 Black Sabbath reunites during Ozzy Osbourne concert in Costa Mesa, California… 2005 Jimmy Buffett Live at Fenway Park DVD released… 2005 Stevie Nicks Cup race run at Melbourne, Australia race course she later records a concert DVD… 2008 Rod Stewart performs at the 60th birthday party for Prince Charles…