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...?
Wolfgang Van Halen shares song written for his father
Wolfgang Van Halen delayed release of his solo debut album until 2021 in order to devote more time and attention to his ailing father. With so many others contending with losses, he decided to share a song that will be on the release that he describes as a open letter to Eddie Van Halen and adds, "While this song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their life." Here is The Distance.
Van Halen's 1975 Pasadena High School set
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.
Frampton and the Doobie Brothers do Let It Rain
As much as we all look forward to a Covid free future, the pandemic has produced some collaborations that might not have come together without being under the limitations most of us, including musicians, live with these days. Here's another...
Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony salute Eddie Van Halen
Rolling Stones - All The Rage
The Rolling Stones rolled out a video for All The Rage, a previously unreleased track included on the expanded re-release of Goat's Head Soup.
Deep Purple - Nothing At All
Remote COVID covers of Beatles and AC/DC classics
Come Together done by Lzzy Hale, Linda Perry, Slash, Gilby Clark, Mike Garson. Its A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) by Lzzy Hale, Robin.
Astronomy Domine - Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets continues to dish out versions of early Floyd classics. Astronomy Domine is the latest the drummer has posted.
Joan Jett - Jeepster
Joan Jett from the recently released T-Rex tribute album.
John Lodge In These Crazy Times
Moody Blues bassist John Lodge, his wife and son teamed with former Yes lead singer Jon Davison on this new song in Lodge's Florida home studio.
Roger Waters - Two Suns in the Sunset (6-21-2020)
Neil Young Vacancy
Neil Young's decades delayed Homegrown album gets released next Friday. Here's an advance listen to the song Vacancy.
John Fogerty plays Centerfield at Dodger Stadium
Baseball''s status as "the national past time" may have passed, but it unquestionably has inspired more songs and in-song lyrics than any other organized sport. A favorite of many is the title song to John Fogerty's 1985 album Centerfield. The song earned the Creedence Clearwater Revival veteran an invitation to perform it at the Baseball Hall Of Fame's annual induction ceremony in 2010. John even donated his Louisville Slugger custom guitar to the Hall when he was in Cooperstown. Fogerty fulfilled another dream of his on his 75th birthday when he got to play at Dodger Stadium, albeit an empty stadium due to the MLB season being on hold due to Covid-19. John said, "It took 75 years and it's a little different than I envisioned", but added,"I get to fulfill my dream playing 'Centerfield' in centerfield with my kids on the team. A home run!"
Tommy Shaw covers Goin' to California
Tommy Shaw has released a cover of Led Zeppelin's Goin' to California. The Styx mainstay recorded the version a number of years ago with Will Evankovitch of the Guess Who when the pair collaborated during a Shaw Blades covers project. Redoing anything by the mighty Zep is a pretty ballsy undertaking. We think it's a decent take.
Deep Purple rehearsal footage
Deep Purple dishes out rehearsal footage of the band working through one of the tracks on Whoosh, the new album due out on August 7.
Roger Waters collaborates remotely on Mother
Roger Waters serves-up a Floyd classic from isolation that's fitting for perilous times...
David Gilmour includes Syd Barrett songs in COVID-19 stream
David Gilmour reached waaay back for a couple of Syd Barrett songs during a recent COVID-19 Von Trapped Family live stream.
Mick Jagger's quarantining parody
How tedious is quarantining? Even Mick Jagger is resorting to doing household chores...
Rolling Stones share COVID-19 Quarantunes preview
PBS segment on Levon Helm's barn venue
Pink Floyd shares 1970 studio live session
Pink Floyd's weekly stream of a quarantine concert has revisited a couple of great ones in its first sessions, but this week's is one not as widely known as Pulse and The Pompeii concert casts. It was filmed during the group's 1970 tour by KQED radio in San Francisco and includes renditions of some real gems from Ummagumma, A Saucerful of Secrets and the about to be released at the time Atom Heart Mother.
Sammy Hagar Lockdown Challenge, song 3
The Red Rocker and his Circle band mates take on this VH track as song 3 in their ongoing Lockdown Challenge.
Sting joins Jimmy Fallon and the Roots on covid-19 session (4-9-2020)