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.
Posted Sunday, November 5th, 2017 9:42ambyROCKinsights
Gary Rossington, the sole surviving original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, has done his utmost to keep the legendary band going, but it has been a struggle since his health took a serious turn for the worse in 2015. A heart attack sidelined him and the band late that year and related complications disrupted touring again in 2016. The Tallahassee Democrat reported that another medical emergency involving Rosssington was the reason Friday's (11/3) Skynyrd concert in that city's Capital City Amphitheater got cancelled on the day of the show. Also cancelled was the 11/4 date in Lakeland, Florida. .38 Special will step in to fill the group's headline slot at the Rock Fest '80's festival November 5 in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Posted Friday, November 3rd, 2017 9:29ambyROCKinsights
Neil Young's long run of Bridge School benefit concerts reached the end of the line with last year's concert. His generosity toward the learning center for children with special needs takes another form on December 9 when Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles will conduct a large scale sale of the Rocker's belongings for the benefit of the school. Included in the sale are more than 200 are pieces from his extensive collection of Lionel Trains, some with estimated values of clost to $10k, his 1954 Cadillac Fleetwood, his 1948 Buick Roadmaster Hearse and a 1941 Chysler 28 Windsor Highlander Coupe. Among the guitars Young is parting with are a 1935 Martin F-7, a left handed 1965 Gibson E-35 and a 1999 Gretsch White Falcon. An assortment of amps and recording equipment is also in the mix, as is clothing of note, including a red & blue flannel shirt Young wore when he played with Paul McCartney at a Bridge School Benefit concert.
Posted Friday, November 3rd, 2017 9:07ambyROCKinsights
The annual holiday messages the Beatles released to fan club members from 1963-69 will get a box set release on colored vinly December 15. Each of the discs will be accompanied by the original flex sleeve artwork it was mailed to club members in. A 16 page compilation of production notess and newsletters sent with the discs is also included in the package.
Posted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 8:40ambyROCKinsights
Two songs from the forthcoming U2 album got pre-release circulation. The remaining 11 will come out on the Songs of Experience official release on December 1. A deluxe edition of the album will add three additional tracks and a different mix of You're The Best Thing About Me. The band's tour in support of the release kicks-off May 2 in Tulsa and wraps June 29 in Newark. While only 15 dates are on the initial schedule, off days between the dates allow room for additional shows in those cities or other cities gedtting added.
05/02 BOK Center, Tulsa OK
05/04 Scottrade Center, St. LouisMO
05/07 SAP Center, San Jose CA
05/11 TMobile Arena, Las Vegas NV
05/15 The Forum, Los Angeles CA
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…
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...
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…
1948 Styx’s James Young born… 1967 Yardbirds Keith Relf electrocuted on stage (dies in 1976 from amplifier shock) … 1970 Santana releases Abraxas… 1978 Queen releases Jazz… 1990 Pete Townshend says he is bisexual in Newsweek magazine interview… 1991 Aerosmith inducted into Boston Garden Hall of Fame during Bruins game… 1992 John Cascella of John Mellencamp’s band dies of heart attack in his car on way home from watching pay-for-view telecast of Holyfield-Riddick Bowe fight… 1995 Rolling Stones release Stripped… 2005 Bruce Springsteen releases Born To Run 30th anniversary collection…
1949 Tubes Roger Steen born… 1968 Yellow Submarine premiers in US… 1968 Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones buys author AA Milne’s farm is Sussex, England… 1986 Stevie Ray Vaughan announces he is clean and sober… 1992 Elton John draws 90,000 to his first concert in Mexico… 1999 Who does reunion show at House of Blues in Chicago, Eddie Vedder opens… 2007 Led Zeppelin compilation Mothership released… 2016 Leon Russell dies in his sleep in Nashville home.... 2015 Dozens die during Paris terror attacks, including many at a concert by Eagles of Death Metal...
1945 Neil Young born… 1947 Blue Oyster Cult's Buck Dharma (Donald Roser) born… 1970 Jim Morrison's last concert with the Doors, New Orleans… 1987 Sly Stone arrested for delinquent child support at comeback concert in LA… 1990 IRS seizes Willie Nelson home and golf course… 1990 Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones suffers broken bones when struck by a car after his had broken down outside of London… 2005 Paul McCartney concert beamed to International Space Station… 2006 Brian Johnson of AC/Dc wins UK car race reality show after clipping car driven by and R&B singer… 2008 Bob Dylan visits the childhood home of Neil Young while in Winnipeg for a concert… 2008 Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience found dead in a Portland, Oregon hotel room… 2016 Leonard Cohen dies at 82... 2016 Neil Young spends his birthday playing for protestors of the Dakota Access Pipeline at their encampment at Standing Rock, North Dakota...
1944 Yardbird's Chris Dreja born… 1954 Marshall Crenshaw born… 1968 John Lennon & Yoko Ono release Two Virgins… 1969 Jim Morrison arrested for rowdy behavior on flight from LA to Phoenix to see a Rolling Stones concert… 1972 Allman Brothers Band's Berry Oakley dies in motorcycle crash in Macon Georgia… 1978 Grateful Dead play Saturday Night Live… 1989 Joe Cocker & Melissa Etheridge do concert in Berlin as wall between East & West Berlin… comes down… 1991 Genesis releases We Can't Dance… 1997 Metallica does free concert for 30,000 in Philadelphia parking lot… 2006 Mick Jagger's father, Joe, dies at 93 of pneumonia… 2008 Peter Gabriel launches We7.com online music site… 2009 Jo Wood granted divorce from Ron Wood of the Stones after 24 years of marriage… 2014 Private jet carrying Bono to Berlin loses hatch before landing... 2014 Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl & Zac Brown trigger controversy when they perform Fortunate Son at DC Veteran's Day concert