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R.E.M.- Eddie Vedder' lungs--Jam On It

By malcolm Published: March 13, 2007

Peter Buck Didn't have anything to say, which is good because both Eddie Vedder and Michael Stipe (both lead singers, by the way) said plenty. Must be nice to have to worry about the music swelling behind you after 45 seconds.

That "Begin the Begin" was pretty grungy.

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AP Reports

By malcolm Published: March 12, 2007

That Dave Lee Roth didn't show up because he wanted to perform "Jump" and Velvet Revolver had practiced You Really Got Me.

According to AP:

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Grandmaster Flash--Devo

By malcolm Published: March 12, 2007

Jay Z, the master of Bling inducts Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five in a very expensive suit and Sean Carter sneakers which are also very expensive.
If you were combine every cent each member of the Furious Five and Flash have made since 1979, I don't think it wold add up to what Jay-Z made last year .

By the way, over on FX's new show The Riches, Devo's Whip It is being used to liven up a stiff High School reunion, so the thieving protagonist family (Eddie Izzard/Minnie Driver and some kids) can rob the rubes.

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Meanwhile...backstage

By malcolm Published: March 12, 2007

Keith Richards is reminiscing about touring with The Ronettes and what special young ladies they are.

I can't believe Keef's not doing the Smurf in front of Grandmaster Flash & the F5

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Velvet Halen

By malcolm Published: March 12, 2007

Well, this is going to be pretty anticlimactic, isn't it?

Hey, someone who used to work for/with Scott Weiland during the Stone Temple Pilots days described their experience as a four-year emotional rollercoaster ride from which it took her many years to recover.
He used to do a lot of drugs.

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Rock N Roll Believer

By malcolm Published: March 12, 2007

Where the hell has Zach De LaRocha been?

I'm dating myself by admitting this but I first discovered Patti Smith through her appearance on Saturday Night Live that they just showed a bit of in the montage and Gilda Radner's sloppy, always stoned to inertia Candy Slice character.
Funny stuff.

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THE RONETTES

By malcolm Published: March 12, 2007

KEEF RICHAHDS!
You know he's probably gotten high and/or had sex with sizeable percentage of the people in the room.

Does Keith know some wild animal has built a nest of some sort in his hair"

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Dead Rock N Roll Call

By malcolm Published: March 12, 2007

Damn, that's a lot of dead people.
An entire era..a very important era the foundations of modern R&B.
I didn't know Grant McClennan of The Go Betweens died.
...Ladies & gentleman, Mr. Robert Lockwood Jr.

Ahmet Ertegun is going to get a lot of love tonight from the entire room.

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Good Reading

By malcolm Published: March 9, 2007

The following has nothing to do with music, but these are the 2007 nominees for the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for oddest book title.

''The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: a guide to field identification,'' by Julian Montague.

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A.F.U. (Unnaturally Wired)

By malcolm Published: March 9, 2007

Well, a little bit of the drama has been sucked from the Rock Hall induction Ceremony Monday night.
We've been wondering exactly which members of Van Halen would appear to be enshrined and as of today we know one who definitely won't be onstage, namely, the man himself EDDIE VAN HALEN who announced that he's checked into rehab and will not be at the big party.
No word yet on the previously announced and previously postponed Summer tour. But you gotta wonder how delusional or just messed up Ed must have been to go from thinking he could handle a a 40 date tour to deciding that he couldn't keep his stuff together until Tuesday morning.

Good luck Eddie.

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