In a world where Donny Osmond has more credibility than Rod Stewart.
We grew up hearing snippets of the stories: first joints, flying tents, incorrect memories of the acts who played, and even a fabled master recording from the sound board secreted away in a friend’s basement (recently rediscovered). The event was more legend than an established piece of Michigan history, but staged almost exactly one year … Continue reading Goose Lake International Music Festival Documentary
All I want for Christmas is for Rod Stewart to go away. Period. I didn’t want to have Andy Sheldon, executive vice president of Television, Live Events and Creative for HSN—that’s as in “Home Shopping Network”—describe one of my former musical favorites by saying, “Rod is the ultimate entertainer”—which is the sort of thing that … Continue reading All I Want For Christmas
The Soft Parade was the fourth album from The Doors. It was released in 1969. Given that ’69 was the year of such releases as Led Zepplin, Kick Out the Jams, Beck Ola, Ramblin’ Gambling Man, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Tommy, and The Stooges, it is somewhat surprising that The Doors had the opportunity … Continue reading “Can You Find Me Soft Asylum”
Life on the road with Josh Kelly & Rod Stewart and run-ins with Scientologists–all in a day’s work.
Just before he became a Rolling Stone, Ronnie Wood was a party man with the coolest cats in rock and roll. His first solo album hits the highs and lows of 1974 with a star studded cast of extras.
But the band wants to tour with or without him. Sigh…
Remember earlier this year, when Daptone Records was robbed, how they threw out the teaser that the Dap-Kings were scheduled to lay down some music for Rod Stewart? We wondered if this could be a good sign of a return to form that he hadn’t even attempted since…when? 1974? Since he left Mercury Records? Who … Continue reading Rod Stewart Souled Out
Daptone Records was robbed, and the thieves made off with a bunch of the soul label’s vintage gear, as well as some computers, phone equipment, and an empty safe. Dap-King Gabriel Roth “would like to ask for everyone’s help first in keeping an eye out for all of our stuff showing up on ebay/craigslist/local music … Continue reading Daptone Records Robbed
The NME is reporting that the Faces will reunite with all original members except Ronnie Lane, who died of pneumonia in 1997. The band is set to meet for rehearsals next Monday, November 17, to run through their old hits but there’s no mention in the article of touring or recording so it could just … Continue reading Faces to Reform