"I had a first edition of The Beatles by Hunter Davies, and I said, 'Hey Paul, do you mind signing this for me?' And he said, 'Oh Heather, our little Phil's a bit of a Beatles fan.' And I thought, 'You f--, you f--.' Never forgot it."
The former Genesis drummer and singer continues, "McCartney was one of my heroes. But he has this thing when he's talking to you, he makes you feel [like], 'I know this must be hard for you, because I'm a Beatle. I'm Paul McCartney and it must be very hard for you to actually be holding a conversation with me.'".
And he's used the memory to demonstrate how life can be unpredictable. Neither of them were established musicians when they entered the Los Angeles competition in 1984, hosted by veteran drummer Carmine Appice.
Singer tells MusicRadar: "It was a radio station. You sent in a tape and from that they picked 50 people, 15 girls and 35 guys. They had you play in a parking lot - out of that they picked the finalists. Steven Adler didn't get picked for the finals. I remember he was upset.
"His mother went up to Carmine Appice, 'How come my son Steven didn't get picked?' I was standing right on the sidewalk next to him, while his mother was asking Carmine. It had to be an awkward moment."
He continues: "The funny thing was, three years later he's in the biggest band in the world - so you never know how things are going to turn out. I made the finals. I didn't win, I took third place."here.
Brooks had this to say, "It is a joy to work with a company that is all about the customer when it comes to service, and all about the music and its creators when it comes to the music. I applaud Amazon on their commitment to quality and thank them for this opportunity."
Amazon Music VP Steve Boom adds, "This is a landmark moment for both Amazon Music and Garth Brooks. [He] is a legendary country music superstar who continues to shatter industry records and amaze fans three decades into his career. We are honored to make his music available for streaming for the first time ever, exclusively on Amazon Music." Check out his hits collection on Amazon musichere.
Mars will be taking the AMA stage for the very first time at the annual event, which is billed by organizers as "world's biggest fan voted" music awards shows.
The show will be broadcast live on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Read moreMore.
Since the late pop star left no will, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide has taken on the role of sorting out Prince's estate, reports Rolling Stone. Judge Eide has ruled that the Nelsons had presented enough of a case to be considered heirs and did not have to undergo genetic testing.
But Prince's siblings claim that there's no genetic connection to tie Brianna and Victoria to Prince and also insist the relationship has no merit under Minnesota law. They argue that a parent-child relationship must be validated through genetics, adoption, assisted reproduction or an established presumption of parentage laws.
Brianna and Victoria have not claimed a genetic connection to Prince, but instead claim their relationship to him through Duane Nelson, Sr., who died in 2011 and was supposedly Prince's half-brother. According to the women, both Prince and his biological father considered Duane a son and brother. Read morehere.
The sequel, which in mix tape style will be titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , is set to be released next year, and Gunn has just posted the film's first poster.
Some fans have noted that it has more than a passing similarity to the cover of the Ramones' third album, 1977's Rocket to Russia. One fan on Gunn's Facebook page posted an image of the Ramones' album, commenting, "Emphasis on the Rocket here," to which Gunn replied, "Precisely." Read more and look at both imageshere.
The exhibition and retail project is called Roc96 and will open at 347 West Broadway from October 20 to 24. Fans can peruse a true-to-life replica of the Studio B Control Room, where Reasonable Doubt was recorded in sessions with DJ Premier.
The pop-up shop will require tickets for admission, but tickets will go towards store credit: $50 or $100. This provides attendees with some credit to spend on t-shirts, turntables, duffle bags, headphones and more, all bearing the Reasonable Doubt 20th Anniversary logo. Read morehere.
Judging from the clips she has posted, it looks like Swift will perform a mix of original hits and more recent work when she hits the stage this Saturday night (Oct. 22) at the Formula One United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
There's no evidence that Swift will debut any new music at the concert. But between the show being her only performance of the year and the tenth anniversary of her self-titled debut album on Monday (Oct. 24), there's plenty for Swifties to be excited about. See her posthere.
"Can you guys do me a favor? Can you guys just relax for about two seconds?" he asked. 'I get it, I get it, but I'm like two feet away from you. And I can hear you. I appreciate all the love, it's amazing. But can you show it in a different way? Screaming is just so obnoxious."
The Purpose World Tour wraps up at the end of November, so Bieber has just a month and some change left to practice patience with his fans. His U.K. leg has already included a strange privacy violation, so who can blame him for being a little frustrated? Watch the gentle confrontationhere.
"We're super excited, but it's hard to talk about because it's a nomination. The jury's still out," Navarro tells Billboard. "Of course it's very much an honor and we'd love to be in the Hall, but we don't want to jinx it. We're a three-time Grammy-nominated band that has never won the Grammy, and here we are now with another nomination. It's hard to pull the trigger of excitement just yet, but we're secretly psyched to be nominated."
The Rock Hall named Jane's Addiction as 2017 nominees Tuesday alongside 18 other acts, including many who are influences or contemporaries of the Los Angeles band who formed in 1985.
"The company we're in, it's pretty spectacular," raves Navarro. "They're all bands that I either grew up with or grew up listening to. So it's a pretty big deal for me to see the MC5, the Cars, Journey, Pearl Jam and Jane's Addiction all being mentioned. It's pretty surreal.
"And ELO, I think that's a slam-dunk. I don't think they should even bother nominating ELO, they should just be in and let everyone figure out who else gets in. So it's all pretty hard to digest, to be honest with you. To be considered one of those bands just makes me want to cry." Read morehere.
Golden Bomber singer Sho tells TeamRock: "Yoshiki came up to us, like, 'Well, I think I can play drums with you,' and we said, 'Oh my god - whatever you want. We are going to do whatever you want.'
"Of course Yoshiki is a legend, and we accept everything he says. It was like a dream come true, and of course the audience are really excited, but we're the ones who are most excited - we're like kids in a candy store."
A video showing Yoshiki onstage with Golden Bomber can be viewedhere.
The video also includes a cameo from Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, as well as appearances from Paris Michael Jackson and Bobbie Brown. Papa Roach were one of the bands targeted by Steel Panther in their 2009 single Death To All But Metal, in which frontman Michael Starr sings: "Death to Papa Roach, Blink-182 - all those f***ing pussies sound like doggy doo."
Now the singer jokes that the beef has been squashed. Starr tells the Mick James Rock Show: "Both camps got together and signed a truce. A lot of people don't know about this and I don't talk about it...until now.
"But we've had some beefs. They were running some of the streets that are our streets now. We had a pow wow and everything's cool now. Everyone knows their place. There's no competition between roaches and panthers." watch the videohere.
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