Gene Simmons, never to be silent on an issue upon which he strongly feels, provided the mother of all death announcements. He declared Rock and Roll to be dead. Here is more from Esquire, via LoudWire… Gene Simmons is making headlines again, this time for burying rock ‘n’ roll. The outspoken artist says “Rock is finally dead,” in an interview conducted by his son Nick for Esquire magazine. The Kiss singer-bassist also shares his thoughts on the failing record business and how he would not want to be an up-and-coming artist today. “The death of rock was not a natural death,” […]
Madison Rising is one of those bands that you just can’t say enough about. They are consummate musicians and they love this country. You don’t have to be a Veteran to appreciate them, you just have to understand that they not only love America, but they love and cherish the ideals it was founded upon. Take a few minutes and watch the video below. It is their interpretation of the Star Spangled Banner, and it ROCKS. I’d like to personally dedicate this version to President Obama who said our National Anthem was too ‘war like.’ What do you say to […]
& A bit of fun – The Awesome Threesome: 70+ year old Leisure World residents honor Michael Jackson by preforming a dance in Seal Beach, California. Michael Garland 67yrs & Carol Constant 68yrs, were the Texas State Dance Champions in their earlier years and, are still showstoppers at all the best Dance Clubs in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area, as they WOW audiences with their dance styles from Hip Hop,Jazz,Swing,& Ballroom. They are truly an amazing Senior Citizens Dance couple that everyone loves to watch. .
On tonight’s roster of rock and roll, it’s one of the best bands to come from the Midwest during the ’70s, REO Speedwagon. Three bands were the undisputed arena rock kings of the early ’80s — Styx, Journey, and REO Speedwagon — yet all weren’t overnight success stories (in fact, each group began pursuing different musical styles originally — prog rock, fusion, and straight-ahead hard rock, respectively, before transforming slowly into chart-topping mainstream rockers). REO Speedwagon first formed in 1968, via a pair of University of Illinois students, keyboardist Neal Doughty and drummer Alan Gratzer. After graduation, the group signed […]
Funny stuff tonight. David Armand came to our attention with his interpretive dance to Natalie Imbruglia’s smash hit, Torn. ~~~~~ Natalie liked it so much, she asked him to perform it at the 2006 Secret Policeman’s Ball for Amnesty International. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Here he is doing other songs. Enjoy. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~
Here are some videos from artists that were taken from us far too early. Enjoy. Buddy Holly 1936 – 1959 Elvis Presley 1935 – 1977 Otis Redding 1941 – 1967 Lynyrd Skynyrd – Ronnie Van Zant 1948 – 1977, Steve Gaines 1949 – 1977, Cassie Gaines 1948 – 1977 Bill Haley 1925 – 1981 Harry Chapin Carpenter 1942 – 1981 Karen Carpenter 1950 – 1983 Marvin Gaye 1939 – 1984
Steve Cropper has led a long and prosperous music career. He of course, is best known as the guitarist in Booker T and the MG’s and also in the Blues Brother Band. He was in both Blues Brothers movies and he went on tour with them as well. But what a lot of folks don’t know is that he is a pretty darned good song writer and worked extensively as a producer as well. Steve Cropper made his musical debut on American Bandstand in 1961. Thus the legend began. Just one year later, along with Booker T & the MG’s, […]
Since 1961 Bob Seger has been delivering good old American Rock N Roll. Here are some of his hits and a newer one called Wreck This Heart. Many thanks to the BobSegerChannel on YouTube. If you’re wondering why some of his bigger hits aren’t on here, you can thank EMI for that. They’ve evidently been a bit pissy about allowing his fans to see videos of his songs on the internet.
School of Rock is one of those movies that you just HAVE to see. At least that’s what I thought when first seeing the trailers for it over 10 years ago. I’ve always liked classic rock and this movie comes together in a way that pays tribute to arena rock and classic rock of yesteryear. We’ve seen some of the cast members grow up on screen before us and some have never appeared on the screen again. None-the-less it was a great movie and I think what made it work, besides Jack Black’s over the top energy, was that the […]
Well look and sound-alikes abound in the music biz. Looks like Sammy Hagar is having some troubles in this area: Sammy Hagar is warning fans in California not to be taken in by a ‘lookalike’ who is posing as the star to attract women and blag various freebies. The Chickenfoot and former Van Halen and Montrose frontman – known as The Red Rocker – posted a message on his website asking fans to look out for the fraud and adds that he has been in touch with local police. Some Hagar fans are known for trying to mimic his look, […]
Tonight I thought we’d jump across the pond and listen a group that met very limited success in the States, but sold well over 6 million albums in the UK and Europe. Of course ten years after their 1973 hit “Cum On Feel The Noize,” when Quiet Riot covered and released it, Slade was introduced, albeit backhandedly to America. They were signed by RCA and had two minor hits over here with “My Oh My,” and “Run Runaway.” Enjoy. Cum On Feel The Noize Gudbye T’Jane Mama Weer All Crazy Now Run Runaway […]
Tonight’s Midnight Music Post features AC DC, a couple of my favorites and also a Bon Scott song, as well. Sadly, when I went to AC DC’s website to grab photos of the guys, I saw this message on the front page: After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support. In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected […]