Day in Rock Report for 12/08/2017
Today's Day in Rock Stories
Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. A Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, Schon was also a member of Santana and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad English, Jan Hammer and HSAS.
With worldwide sales of more than 100 million records, Journey were inducted into the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in New York. The event saw founder Schon and longtime bandmates Jonathan Cain and Ross Valory joined by former members Steve Smith, Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie and Steve Perry at the Barclays Center in New York on April 7 for the honor, marking Perry's first public appearance with the group in over a decade. Read more and preview the songs from the new EPhere.
The pensive video features a pair of men on a motorcycle road trip across Texas, with the clip filmed on location in Taylor, Austin, South Padre Island and McAllen.
The track is from Allman's Grammy-nominated final album, Southern Blood. "Song for Adam" features background vocals from Jackson Browne, and was produced by Don Was. Watch the videohere.
"Steven's in the mix and Janie's in the house!," Tyler shared on social media. "I've never written a song as beautiful as Janie's House…this was two years in the making!! Spending the day with these girls…I'm just so proud of them! I'm just relieved they have a safe space to be who they are," the singer shared. "We got it going on now," Tyler added in an Instagram video from the launch.
"[Janie's House] takes young girls in. It's got a staff. It's got some therapists. It's got people for them to talk to, and it's got people for them to [help] deal with health issues," Tyler explained in a video shared by TMZ.
"When girls come in and they're broken and battered and have their problems and get out, they have somewhere to go," he added. "It's a safe haven, and more than anything, it gives them a voice. That's what we want in the end, for them to be able to figure out what's going on and be good from the inside out and pass it on."
Janie's House, which has room for 30 residents, is the latest extension of Tyler's Janie's Fund, founded in 2015 as "a big voice for abused girls." See the performancehere.
The band was forced to reschedule a handful of dates when Mayer had an emergency appendectomy just hours before they were set to perform in New Orleans earlier this week (Dec. 5).
The New Orleans show at Smoothie King Center is now set for Feb. 24, while the band's Ft. Lauderdale gig at the BB&T Center has been rescheduled for Feb. 26. Dead & Co. will now hit Orlando's Amway Center on Deb. 27.
As Mayer continues on his road to recovery, fans can bide their time with the new Grateful Dead photo-book, Eyes of the World. The Grateful Dead have shared a new video of Phil Lesh flipping through the book. Watch ithere.
Responding to critics of the concept, Dio Disciples' guitarist Craig Goldy tried to set minds at ease, saying, "Whenever we do a Dio Disciples concert, in my heart it's a memorial service in the form of a concert." He goes on to say, "The hologram is supposed to be a gift to the fans, plain and simple - given in the same spirit in which Ronnie gave."
He points out that many fans never got to see every side of Ronnie James Dio live: "Some people never got to see Ronnie on stage with Sabbath and Rainbow - some of these holograms eventually will bring back those days, too. This is something that's done in the name of love, honor, missing him and respect, nothing else - and that is the truth." Read morehere.
Made up of thirteen tracks, the album will feature ten songs which have never been released before. The album is the final in a trilogy of archival releases that included 2010's Valleys of Neptune and 2013's People, Hell and Angels.
Both Sides Of Sky, scheduled to release on March 9, was co-produced by long time Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer and features guests like Stephens Stills (on a cover of Joni Mitchell's 'Woodstock', as well as the original '$20 Fine'), legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter (on a version of Guitar Slim's 'Things I Used To Do') and singer and saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood. Also included is a cover of Muddy Waters' 'Mannish Boy.' Read morehere.
As it turns out, Clapton is steadfast in his belief that the guitar will indeed be around for a long, long time. Speaking to Rolling Stone for a recent interview, Clapton said, "There is always something to listen to, to aspire to, with the guitar. It is still the most flexible instrument. You can improvise on it. You have such freedom." He reiterated, "I don't think there is a limit to it."
Further underlining his point about the universal appeal of the guitar, Clapton said, "Anyone who talks about it [the guitar as a spent force] should listen to Roebuck Staples [founding guitarist of the Staples Singers]. It is so moving. And that's in the past. So it's not about what's to be. It's already there. If you can get in touch with that, you can do anything."here.
The song is the second track issued from the sophomore effort, "How Did We Get So Dark?", which debuted atop the UK charts upon its release in June to duplicate the success of the band's 2014 self-titled record, the fastest-selling British rock debut album in their native country in three years.
The duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher received the chart-topping news just prior to taking to the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury festival on June 23.
"Wow. Just wow," they told OfficialCharts.com. "Can we just say, thank you so much." The duo later stopped their hour-long performance at the UK event to share the achievement with fans and to toast the crowd with champagne. Watch the Conan performancehere.