I’m amazed at how much I write about KISS and Gene Simmons. I’m not a fan and I think it may be that I am really stunned at how all these years after their career peaked they have remained so much in the spotlight and oddly relevant. I also have never cut and paste an entire piece before and I aint gonna lie- I feel sorta lazy for doing so.
I don’t think this is speculation, I think Wilson will be back on tour with the “fired” members of the Beach Boys by 2014 and I will be there one more time, hoping and praying they play Summer Days (And Summer Nights).
They played nothing off the White Album, one track off Sgt Pepper, two tracks off Abbey Road, one track off Revolver, nothing from Let It Be. As I said at the start, the Incredible Simulators are the Beatles as country rockers, the Beatles as the Byrds. The early to mid-period Beatles.
Setting themselves up for a World Tour to help celebrate their 50th Anniversary, the extremely expensive ($150 for a nosebleed but I had to cough up $350) nostalgia show from the greatest rock and roll band ever, past their prime. So how much you enjoyed it depends on how much you still get off on the Stones darkly through the past energetically songs. Me? I don’t get off on it the way I used to
I saw a performance of Quadrophenia back in 1996 (three times actually) with Entwistle’s bass and I can tell you absolutely they are equals. And what they have in common is that as an opera, they are written to be played. It doesn’t matter if it isn’t the Who who plays them. Q stands alone
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You got me doing something. I though I never would do. Give me one more – one more shot.’ The Stones currently have their ‘one more shot’, no doubt about it, and it could well be their last shot.
I love this song. It is loose raw power overall sound and lyric, what I was hoping this new one would be. Like a lot of the old NY+CH. It’s got punk and blues values and not the technical geeky middle class blues and punk which has sort of destroyed real deal stuff (but has kept it alive and selling at least).
This shirt is 35 years old. I have a few questions about it. Where has it been? Was it in the basement at Rogers house in his summer clothes box or was it housed under glass in a psycho fans home or was it just in the bottom of his tour trunk
Of course, Barclay’s are not trying to actually make any money on the deal, all they want to do, and exactly what they have done through this, is to give MSG a serious warning: they are here to stay. And that is precisely what this will do. For the Stones, it is a good pay check for a dress rehearsal.
Back when the Beach Boys 50h Anniversary tour was just a rumor, Brian Wilson said that now his brothers Dennis and Carl were dead, he had no interest in playing with the rest of the band. But the money was so big he’d probably have no choice. Well, here is the Brian had no choice tour.
He is a rocker, not a blues or r&b guy. he does both, but he is a rocker in the same way Chuck Berry is a rocker
As for Aerosmith… I walked out of MSG after three songs a coupla decades ago, but I’ve mellowed in my old age so who knows, right? Of all the bands I truly despise, I truly despise them least
But what? There will be no Jethro Tull, it will be Ian Anderson, flautest and leader of the iconic 70s band. Anderson who would get his beard in a bundle if you called him Jethro, has now decided its best he take over this one.
the one stop shopping will be July 7th at Yankee Stadium. A Saturday following July 4th and a thrilling concept entirely. And despite my dislike for the album, I think if and when it happens, it is unmissable and since I missed it at MSG , I’ll be making my way to the nosebleeds
In the 1970s, Van Morrison took a three year break from releasing ablbum! A true period of transition but since then… look at it this way, he released nine albums in the 2000s. The man is a songwriting machine, he always has been.
a sense of humor and a sense of wonder
the songs I wrote sucked
can a 63-year-old rock star wearing eyeliners with a taste for blood and snakes scare the youth of today?
This shows you the power of the bass.
gone were the laborious guitar solos
Jackson Browne is still a big deal in 2011?
do what it takes to see them perform…
Coldplay, Black Eyed peas, No Doubt, Weezer, Green Day, Rihanna, Beyonce, Brit, Katy, Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock -none of them are Stadium fillers
still monkeeing around
without Brian Wilson it’s just a cash in
Wilson’s 12 piece band reminds me of the New York Philharmonic playing Schubert on a real good day… if Schubert showed up to join em.
E.T.’s everywhere be prepared to have your time wasted
I can afford it and half price…
Presale TOMORROW at 10am “Voice”
a ferocious appetite of guitars and thumping drums
“People don’t live or die, people just float”
good and extremely illuminating
4 or 5 off Greatest Hits Vol II
“I mean really, very strung out”
Kinda intriguing right?
The finishing end of a lustrous career
Mac For 2012
“It’s always slightly unnerving and exhilarating to play in your exact neighborhood”,
At the epicenter of the 60s with friend and neighbor Paul McCartney
microphones used by John Lennon are up for auction along with other studio equipment from his Tittenhurst Park home studio
brides today are having to take dance lessons cuz they have no idea how to dance their ‘first dance’ without a jello shot being sucked off their stomach first
Meet the Beastles, a band created by dj BC, which is, you have guessed it, a mashup from The Beatles and The Beastie Boys. I knew about Danger Mouse's Grey album, but not about that one! djBC released his album ‘The Beastles’ in 2004, which was removed at the request of Apple Corps, but he…
it’s back and it’s worse
I think I got these spine chills,… it had been so long, too long
“million dollar piano”
Ok this is not the review yet, but Paul Simon was great of course, I have never been disappointed…. Great set and I have already written the setlist, I took many many pictures. 1. Crazy Love 2. Dazzling Blue 3. 50 ways to leave your lover 4. So beautiful and so what 5. Viet…
5,000 multicolored picks
exactly the same as you only worse part II
“Do you really think most of today’s art came about because of the Beatles? – I don’t believe you’re that insane”