A Doobie Brothers 2018 concert at New York City's Beacon Theatre released last year on CD, DVD and Blu-ray will soon be available for download and streaming on major video platforms. The set includes full album performances of the group's 1972 Toulouse Street and '73's The Captain And Me lps.
George Harrison was never totally satisfied with the Phil Spector produced All Things Must Pass album that got released on this day in 1970. His son Dhani set out to do something his father wanted to but never got around to before his untimely death - remix and re-release it. Since beginning the project with acclaimed engineer Paul Hicks, Dhani said they have been, "...digging through mountains of tapes, and they just keep coming - boxes and boxes of them." The process will result in an expanded re-release including alternate takes and possibly songs that were not included on the ambitious triple album set. Date of the release is tba.
Rockers with California connections are joining forces to help Santa Cruz County residents facing hardship due to forest and wildfires that ravaged millions of acres in the Golden State during the summer and fall. Sammy Hagar, Boz Scaggs, REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Satriani, Los Lobos and others will perform during a virtual concert on Saturday, December 5th. The Love Her Madly 90 minute benefit will stream for free on nugs.tv and SantaCruzFireRelief.org at 10pm (Eastern).
A documentary spanning Joe Bonamassa's career form his emergence as a child guitar prodigy to him gaining universal recognition as one of the greatest guitarists of our time will debut on December 8th. Guitar Man includes childhood footage, concert segments, interview clips featuring a number of prominent musicians and music industry figures and behind the scenes footage. Here's a taste...?
Before becoming one of the biggest acts in Rock, Van Halen was playing almost anyplace it could in SoCal, including an April, 1975 set at Pasadena High School, where the group did a covers heavy set that included songs by Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Edgar Winter and the James Gang. Fortunately, whoever did the sound that night also recorded a board tape.
Joe Walsh's annual Vets Aid concert is loaded with good musicians, and this year's edition of the annual fund raiser is online. We salute Joe for his commitment to having the backs of those that serve.