John Mellencamp talks painting and performs on Seth Meyer's show (4-26-2017)
Singing in bands was something John Mellencamp had done since his early teens, but becoming a successful painter was his ambition - until he was offered a recording contract while scouting for art opportunities in New York City. During his appearance on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday (426), John talked about that, his ongoing interest in painting - and confirmed that another musician convinced him that he should start selling his paintings.
John also performed one of the new songs with Carlene Carter fromt their new album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies and did a solo, acoutsic version of Jack and Diane.
Trey Anastasio pays tribute to Butch Trucks at the Wanee Festial (4-23-2017)
Trey Anastasio paused in his band's set at the Wanee Festival in Florida to share his heart-felt account of the first time he played with Butch Trucks and Allman Brothers Band on that stage.
Todd Rundgren debuts new song featuring Joe Satriani
Eric Clapton's Opening night at Madison Square Garden (3/19/2017)
Eric Clapton is limiting his tour 2017 dates to a pair of shows in Madison Square Garden and the LA Forum this spring and again in the fall, with a three night series of shows at Royal Albert Hall in between. Here's a look & listen to his opening night in New York on Sunday (3/21).
Eddie Vedder invites former drummer to join band on Floyd classic (3-17-2017)
Former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons was behind the kit at Key Arena in Seattle Friday (3/17) when the band dove into Pink Floyd's Shine On You Carzy Diamond.
Love Rocks NYC!
The Beacon Theatre was the setting for an all-star gathering of musicians that included Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, Warren Haynes and Susan Tedeschi, Amy Helm, Gary Clark Jr., Sam Moore - and actors Bill Murray and Bruce Willis on Thursday (3/9). The Love Rocks NYC! concert generated $1.5 million to assist an organization called God's Love We Deliver provide nutritious food deliveries to poor and ailing residents unable to prepare meals for themselves.
Paul Schaffer conducted a house band that accompanied various combinations of the guest musicians throughout a night that saw Helm and Staples duet on Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Jackson Brown and Michael McDonald pair with Blind Boys of Alabama on I Shall Be Released and Warren Haynes and Marcus King back Bruce Willis on Bring It On Home To Me. The evening closed with a packed stage rendition of With a Little Help From My Friends.
Deep Purple debuts new song from inFinite album
Deep Purple debuts new song from inFinite (album due April 7)
Peter Gabriel's 40th anniversary video for Solsbury Hill
Peter Gabriel has released a new video to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the song on his debut solo album after parting ways with Genesis. The montage merges live performances of the song from 1978 (Rockplast), 1987 (Athens), 1993 (Secret World Live) 2003 (Growing Up Live, 2011 (New Blood Live) and 2013 (Back To Front).
Mellencamp and The Rascals join Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden (3-3-2017)
Billy Joel's monthly concerts at Madison Square Garden have produced some interesting guest combinations. Friday (3/3) found the Piano Man bringing John Mellencamp and members of the Rascals to share the Garden stage with him.
Guitarist dupes riffs in 50 AC/DC songs
Guitarist recreates 50 AC/DC guitar parts from both Youngs.
Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive (1967)
An early performance of Interstellar Overdrive filmed for the the Granada TV show Underground at the UFO Club has surfaced online. Here is the January, 1967 footage.
Robert Plant previews Sensational Shape Shifters AXS TV performance