Directed by Ron Howard, the film focuses on the years 1962 through 1966, tracing the Fab Four's musical journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their final stadium concert, at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
The film has earned several prestigious awards, including both a Grammy and an Emmy. Included in the documentary are rare and never-before-seen archival footage of shows and interviews, as well as new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and prominent observers. Read morehere.
Now we can add Christopher Walken impersonator to Grohl's list of talents, following a recent interview with England's Radio X. Grohl's Walken impersonation surfaced when he discussed meeting the legendary actor when they were both appearing on a 2003 episode of Saturday Night Live.
When Walken asked Grohl if the emphasis in the band's name was on the first word or the second, Grohl quickly told him to emphasize "Fighters," knowing how it would sound in the actor's very distinctive voice. Watch the very funny videohere.
The video captures the Pearl Jam mania that gripped the Wrigleyville area when the band played a pair of shows at Wrigley Field last August, with fans lining up for days ahead of the shows.
While the fans are waiting below, the band sets up on a bar rooftop for an impromptu acoustic performance. Pearl Jam's Ten Club will host the second of two special members-only screenings of Let's Play Two at the Metro in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood tonight (September 28th). The doc will then enjoy week-long worldwide theatrical engagements in select markets starting on September 29th in addition to special one night only theatrical events beginning on October 3rd.
The soundtrack will be released simultaneous to the film on September 29th, with the home video release set for November 17th. The soundtrack is available for pre-order now at pearljam.com. Check out the band performing on a rooftophere.
The book will be published on October 18 via HarperCollins and Classic Rock run the following passage about Bruce being approached by Iron Maiden manager at the Reading Festival in 1980 to take over lead vocals for Paul DiAnno.
"We started to rehearse for some shows; I was hoarse after half an hour. We played the Marquee Club; I couldn't speak for two days afterwards. I was in despair. I had sung on an album that was getting great reactions, but I felt like a fraud. My voice couldn't do it. I moped around for a couple of days, crying into my beer, before my subconscious drew my attention to some sage guidance I'd received from my dentist ex-girlfriend. As an ex-pupil of the very prestigious Cheltenham Ladies' College, she'd had quite extensive singing lessons, and she kept a notebook.
"'I think you've got a jolly nice voice, but it needs a bit more control,' she said, lecturing me in her plummy tones.
"This made me grumpy - but interested. 'For example?'
"'Well, can you do this with your tongue?'
"I peered down her throat. Anybody watching might have thought I was trying to retrieve a goldfish, but I was in fact examining her ability to flatten her tongue like a squashed toad.
"'Hmm.' I borrowed her exercise book, and took to the library in search of the voice and how it works.
"Remember the little singing notebook, and the hours researching breathing and resonance in the library? my subconscious said. Remember stupid exercises with candles, holding chairs in front of you, squashing your lower back against walls and a multitude of other bizarre things to do to strengthen your diaphragm and develop resonance in your chest voice and head voice? it said. I started to pay attention to it.
"Technique is just empty unless you apply it. You have technique to apply to your new voice. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and be smart. Learn how to be you. Teach yourself.I started to enjoy my new-found pipes. I began to see that a whole new landscape had been opened up. If I was a painter, it would have been like being given a massive canvas and a whole palette of new colours.
"Theatre of the mind was becoming very exciting, but I wasn't sure if it would be with Samson. A&M Records were now interested in us. Rather more specifically, they were interested in me, which was made abundantly clear at a photo session in which I was certainly in the foreground, the band consigned to the middle distance." Read morehere.
In 2014, lyrics believed to have been an early handwritten draft of the 1965 classic were auctioned by Sotheby's, with an unidentified bidder paying more than $2 million for the four sheets of lyrics, scribbles, and scored-out words.
"With this song, Dylan reinvigorated his passion for his own work and fully embraced rock music," reads the listing for the current auction, in part. "The song was initially thought too long to be commercially successful, until listeners in the mid-'60s harassed radio stations to play it in its entirety. Perhaps the greatest mystery in music is trying to figure out who Dylan is referring to in the song …." Read morehere.
Available as a 2CD, 4LP and digital download package, the project is rounded out with fan favorites "Roundabout" and "Starship Trooper." "Topographic Drama" features detailed cover art designed by the band's longtime collaborator Roger Dean.
Yes recently cancelled the remaining dates of their Yestival tour of North America following the tragic, unexpected death of guitarist Steve Howe's son, Virgil. Read morehere.
The clip - which features vintage footage of the group on and off stage - presents an early draft of the tune as featured on a disc entitled "Evolutions 87", which delivers a series of demos and rehearsal takes of every song from the original record.
The 4CD/DVD "Whitesnake: Super Deluxe Edition" includes the original album with newly remastered sound, unreleased live and studio recordings, classic music videos, concert footage, a thirty-minute documentary, a 60-page hardbound book that's filled with rare and unseen photos from the era, an extended essay based on new interviews with Coverdale, plus a booklet of the album's lyrics, handwritten by the rocker.
2CD and 2LP Deluxe Editions will present the newly-remastered album alongside a selection of unreleased bonus recordings, while a single-disc version of the project will also be available; all will be available via digital download and streaming services. Watch the videohere.
According to 12 News, Imagine Dragons visited the children's hospital on Sept. 26 for a jam session with the young patients in the center's new music-therapy room, called Sophie's Place.
Sophie's Place was built by NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife Barb through their Forever Young Foundation. The group fielded questions from the kids, sharing musical advice and drum techniques during the lighthearted session. The band met with the children just hours before taking the stage at Talking Stick Resort Arena later on that evening.
"Doing stuff like this is heartwarming," Imagine Dragons' drummer Daniel Platzman said. "We have a very self-indulgent career, and to do something that's not focused on ourselves is really great."
"I felt very overwhelmed the whole time," gushed Kaylee Moreno, 13, a patient for three years at the facility. "I didn't know what to think. I'm still in shock right now." See video clips from the band's visithere.
"It's one of those ones where it's sort of about unrequited love. Imagine if you could date Edie Sedgwick and she's too out there on a limb," Gavin Rossdale tells the Huffington Post, referring to the "it" girl of the 1960s. "It just reminds me of certain things and people through my life that were just a bit elusive and you couldn't quite connect to but just would be really infatuated with.
"So it's about caring about someone from a distance and trying to be there for them and they're too strung out and too busy to really connect with you ... It has that sense of someone who's just out of reach. But it doesn't mean you don't love them."
The band's seventh studio record, "Black And White Rainbows" was written, recorded and produced by Rossdale and Bob Rock. Stream the songhere.
The new clip was compiled from fan video submissions and live footage along the band's 2017 summer tour. "The Mosaic album cover captures the spirit of the collective nature that is 311-band & fans together to form something greater than the sum of its parts," explained Nick Hexum, the band's frontman, singer and guitar player.
"Since the Music album we were one of the first rock bands to drop 808's, samples and chopped vocals into the mix," he added. "We've gotten away from that lately, but this song really is influenced by the latest production techniques coming out of both Jamaica and the EDM scene."
As for the song's meaning? "It's about getting messed up on a Friday night. Pure and simple," Hexum said. Watch the videohere.
Now, Australian broadcaster Gerald Whateley has turned the song's lyrics into sports commentary, reading them as though it was a match culminating in an exciting goal-scoring moment.
The humorous video was inspired by the Killers upcoming performance before and after this year's AFL (Australian Football League) Grand Final, Australia's equivalent to the Super Bowl that's set for Sept. 29 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Watch the drama unfoldhere.