Bob Dylan's '65 Newport Strat Sells for Nearly a Million Bucks
12/6/2013 4:58:00 PM
Bob Dylan's Fender Stratocaster has sold for nearly one million dollars at a Christie's auction in New York this afternoon (Friday). The sale is a record for a guitar sold at auction, breaking the previous mark set by Eric Clapton's "Blackie" Fender, which fetched $959,500 in 2004.
Dylan's Strat made rock 'n roll history at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he abandoned his usual acoustic set and went electric. The story goes, he was pissed about some condescending remarks made about the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's electric set and hurriedly pulled together a band which included Mike Bloomfield on lead guitar and Al Kooper on organ. Both had played his just released, "Like A Rolling Stone." According to a festival roadie named Jonathan Taplin, Dylan's attitude was, "Well, f**k them if they think they can keep electricity out of here, I'll do it."
Dylan was met with boos and ...
Paul O'Neill Trans-Siberian Orchestra Interview with Capone
12/3/2013 4:12:00 PM
Check out the full unedited interview with Paul O'Neill from the world famous Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Paul has a rich history in rock and roll and during this interview we discuss the history of the band and it's musicians, their amazing success, and details on the upcoming shows here in Chicago at the Allstate Arena on Sunday December 28th at 3pm and 8pm.
You can find all the information and grab tickets via: http://www.wlup.com/ConcertsEvents/concertcalendar/listings.aspx
Is Rod Stewart Being a Rock Tease, or Will He Go All The Way?
12/3/2013 10:49:00 AM
In 2008 Rod Stewart announced that the surviving Faces were discussing a possible reunion and that year he, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones got together for a rehearsal "just to check if they can remember the songs." They even launched a reunion website. A few months later, a spokesman for Rod Stewart denied there were any plans for a 2009 Faces reunion tour. Bummer. Rockus interruptus.
Now, Rod Stewart has stoked the reunion fires again in an interview with Boston classic rock station WZLX saying, “I think we have got much more of a chance of getting the Faces back together, in fact, Ronnie [Wood]‘s office is talking to my people, and we’re ear-marking 2015.”
As for that much-talked-about Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck reunion, it doesn't look promising. Stewart told the station, “Well, we seem to have lost contact with each other, sadly. Jeff’s manager was the ...
John Mellencamp to Perform at NASCAR Sprint Series Cup Awards
12/2/2013 9:58:00 AM
John Mellencamp is among the stars lined up to perform at the NASCAR Sprint Series Cup Awards this Friday, December 6, at the Wynn Las Vegas. Mellencamp's performance will kick off the event, which will airs on Fox Sports 2 and NASCAR.com starting at 9 p.m. ET that night.
Additional coverage will be viewable on the Motor Racing Network beginning an hour earlier. Country singer Dierks Bentley also are slated to perform on the show, which will be hosted by comedian/actor Jay Mohr.
This year's NASCAR Spring Series Cup Awards will honor six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, as well as the remaining 10 drivers in the hunt for a position in the final NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.
An encore screening of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will air on the Fox Sports 1 on Sunday, December 8, at noon ET. Mellencamp currently has no other confirmed performances on his schedule.
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Photos From Rock & Roll Heaven: How They Would Look Today
11/26/2013 10:34:00 AM
What might some of the rock ‘n’ roll era’s greatest stars have achieved and what might they look like now, if they had not died before their time? Exploring these questions, Sachs Media Group partnered with photo company Phojoe to create this gallery of images.
The Sachs Media Group’s fascinating project didn’t end with speculation about what the musicians would look like today: They also consulted with musicologists Dr. Reebee Garofalo and Elijah Wald about the projects the musicians would have pursued. Lennon, for example,“Having retired from the music business and devoted himself to fatherhood, Lennon returned with a new maturity and would have been likely to continue his social activism with more focus. He paved the way for such musical activists as Bob Geldof and Bono, but given his talent and fame could have accomplished even greater things. Given what he had done already, it is hard to put ...
Video: Bruce Springsteen Pre-Release – High Hopes
11/25/2013 11:47:00 AM
Bruce Springsteen has released a lyric video for his track High Hopes, which features Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello.
This is the title track from his upcoming High Hopes album, due for release on January 14.
It’s a 12-track package containing new material, covers and new versions of older tracks, and follows 2012′s Wrecking Ball. You can pre-order via iTunes now.
01. High Hopes
02. Harry’s Place
03. American Skin (41 Shots)
04. Just Like Fire Would
05. Down In The Hole
06. Heaven’s Wall
07. Frankie Fell In Love
08. This Is Your Sword
09. Hunter Of Invisible Game
10. The Ghost of Tom Joad
12. Dream Baby Dream
The 'White Album' Is 45-Years-Old Today
11/22/2013 12:04:00 PM
The official title of the double album released today in 1968 was simply, "The Beatles," but because of its stark white cover with a subtly raised title - also in white - everyone started calling it The White Album. Oh, there was one more thing: Each of the original copies were stamped with an individual number starting with A0000001. You might want to check your copy for that. In December 2012, The Beatles White Album number A0000023 was sold for $13,750 after "a battle between seven bidders." Just this past July, an authenticated copy of White Album number A0000001 was sold to the highest bidder for $35,000! But it's not the only #1. In 1968, Capital Records handed out two dozen promo copies to higher-ups, all numbered A0000001.
By the way... the image on the right, made from multiple copies of the album, is by a New York artist who ...
Bob Dylan Releases Cool Interactive Video for 'Like a Rolling Stone'
11/20/2013 10:40:00 AM
Nearly 50 years after its release, Bob Dylan’s classic “Like a Rolling Stone” has finally got an official music video, and it’s pretty awesome. The player looks like a TV and you can flip through channels where the people on the screen are all singing the song. On one channel you get Drew Carey on The Price Is Right. On another it's the dudes from Pawn Stars lip-syncing to the 1965 song.
In all, there are 16 channels to choose from, from sports to cooking to world news to children’s cartoons to reality shows, and they're all in sync with the audio. Pretty cool idea.
Robert Plant Zirka Webisode Video
11/19/2013 11:39:00 AM
Back in 2003, Robert Plant was busy traveling the world, in particular Mali to take part in the Festival of the Desert. He has now decided to share his experiences on this journey with his fans. He’s making an 8 part webisode titled – Zirka.
"It was a journey of revelation — one of the most illuminating and humbling experiences of my life," Plant explained recently to Rolling Stone."[The trip] took us from the scurry and bustle of our world into the homeland of the Tuareg, the Sahel of Mali, Timbuctoo, and north to Essakane. A journey that could only reinforce the power and the great gift of music across and between cultures. . . sharing outside of language."
In his latest video, you will not see Mr. Plant perform, however you do get to share in what he is watching.
Here is episode 1
Nikki Sixx's Ex, Playmate Brandi Brant Jailed on Cocaine Smuggling Charge
11/18/2013 1:42:00 PM
Who doesn't remember the Playboy layouts of beautiful Playmate Brandi Brant? She went on to marry Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and briefly appeared in a few films and TV shows. It looks like she found a new way to support her lifestyle: Smuggling cocaine between California and Sidney, Australia.
Brandt has been extradited from Los Angeles to Australia, where she faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Australian authorities say Brandt was part of a drug syndicate that trafficked cocaine between California and Sydney by hiding large quantities of the narcotic in passenger planes belonging to Quantas and United Airlines.
In a story published by the New York Daily News, she and ex-boyfriend, motorcycle stuntman Rusty Setser, are said to have conspired with a Sydney-based airline catering company to have the hidden drugs removed by members of the food-handling staff. In one trafficking event, Brandt flew into Sydney on ...