Music On Vinyl Records – It’s Out There
The image you see here is a stock photo of the turntable I play my music on. The VPI Scout is a top notch record player, and one of many available today, well into the 200os. Who would have thought vinyl records would be a growing category in the music industry this far along?
Remembering The Monkees’ Davy Jones In Video [VIDEOS]
The music world is in shock at the death of the Monkees' Davy Jones yesterday (February 29th, 2012) at the age of 66. He died of a heart attack after being admitted to the hospital the previous evening complaining of chest pains. We remember Davy in video...
Bulldog Loves Boxes [VIDEO]
Animals are amazing. And dogs can do things that surprise and puzzle their humans. You wonder sometimes what's going through their canine heads. I have always loved bulldogs. And this one has gone viral. For some reason, he loves to sit in boxes. And in this particular instance, the box he's trying to sit in, is way too small.
Heart Announces Tour Dates And Box Set [VIDEO]
The band Heart are headed back on the road for a tour in 2012. And they've announced that they will release a career spanning box set. Ann and Nancy Wilson have been a fixture on the rock tour circuit almost every year since their peak in the late 70s to early 80s. They narrowly missed induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Last Year, and arguably should have been in there years ago. Rea
Big Year For Beach Boys And Their Fans [VIDEO]
It's hard to imagine after 50 years. But it looks like the period between the middle of 2011, and the middle of 2012 might be one of the biggest years for the Beach Boys and their fans. Think about it. Who could have imagined that the most famous unreleased album of all time, 'Smile', would see the light of day last year.
‘Man Of Constant Sorrow’ – True Americana Music
I pulled out the soundtrack to 'O Brother Where Art Thou?' over the weekend. There's nothing quite like Americana. True American root music. Some call this style of music the 'high lonesome sound'.
Boston Touring In 2012 [VIDEO]
The band Boston has just announced a series of concert dates for a summer tour in 2012. This is not the first tour since Brad Delp committed suicide. Indeed BOSTON played more than 50 concerts in the summer of 2008 with Tommy DeCarlo on Vocals and Michael Sweet on guitar and vocals.
George Harrison’s Birthday – February 25th [VIDEO]
George Harrison would be 69 years old this Saturday (February 25, 2012). The youngest Beatle, George brought a distinctive sound on lead guitar and vocal, and even more of a trademark with his slide guitar work. Nobody played sweeter on slide than George Harrison, in my opinion.
Steve Miller Band Announces Tour Dates [VIDEO]
Steve Miller has announced the first dates of his 2012 tour. The band will start in Dana Point, California on May 20th and continue on a string of dates through September. More dates could be added. The closest the tour will get to Texas is September 28th,
Styx, REO Speedwagon And Ted Nugent Announce Tour – Multiple Texas Dates [VIDEO]
Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent will hit the road together for a Spring/Summer Tour. And we've got multiple dates right here in Texas. From what I can see on Pollstar.com, the various tour dates may feature only two of the three artists. But it's an enticing lineup just the same, since Ted Nugent and Tommy Shaw are likely to team up for some 'Damn Yankees' songs on stage.
Gordon Lightfoot To Be Inducted To Songwriter Hall Of Fame [VIDEO]
Singer, songwriter, and storyteller Gordon Lightfoot is set for induction to the Songwriter's Hall Of Fame on June 14th in New York. Gordon is a master at telling stories in song, and can get it done in a 3-minute span, or in an epic. His legendary catalog includes 'Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald', 'Sundown', 'If You Could Read My Mind' and 'Early Morning Rain'.
‘The Scream’ Could Bring $80 Million At Auction
The only privately owned version of the Edvard Munch painting 'The Scream' is going on the auction block at Sotheby's. And the iconic painting is expected to bring $80 million.