Bobby Whitlock is most famously known for being a member of Derek and The Dominos (that group Eric Clapton was in for you younger set). He’ll be bringing his melodies to life with Coco Carmel and special guest opener, Rock and Roll HOF Blackheart, Ricky Byrd.
Queue dramatic lead in music and grab those tissues to wipe away the tears dear readers because we have reached the final installment of our “New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2014” and what a fun ride it has been. Now without any further adieu please enjoy this last batch of submitted resolutions.
1. Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy): my new years music resolution for 2014 is to keep not giving a fuck what people think or what they tell us about what we should do, and keep doing exactly what we want. thanks to all our friends and fans for their support, and thanks to our label for letting us be who the fuck we are!!!! 2014, we crush!!!
2. Ira Black (Attika 7/former Lizzy Borden): 2014 is the year to get my name on the map! The first one is slated to go and I will have a major press release soon, guaranteed to be the biggest music project, to date, in my career, which I’m very excited about! This year is also the year for me to finish or discard any projects that I have waiting in the wings to be finished! The Ira Black solo record will be included in “Projects to be finished”…. My brothers from Attika 7 and I will be delivering a knockout album this year and doing a ton of touring for a good part of the spring/summer touring season. We have an incredible plan in place and look forward to executing it! I will also be writing a lot of music, new material for myself and other projects, per current negotiations for future collaborations TBA soon! I would also like to thank all the awesome people I’m surrounded by and will strive harder to show my gratitude and will be more patient and Loving to those who matter most to me, which is everyone! Peace.
Continue reading New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2014: Chapter 8
Well Happy New Year to my Heavy Metal Legions of the Night!!! Welcome to 2012!!!! How are you all feeling today ? Should I whisper, or are we okay? Grab some coffee, aspirin or water and shake the strain of last night off yourself its time for us to get back to business. So here we are at the dawn of a shiny New Year and I bet you thought that I had finished up with my sharing of some of the New Year’s Metal (or Musical) Resolutions for 2012 from the music luminaries that I have been so fortunate to encounter. “Surprise” because I still have a some to bring to your attention and actually since there were a few more than I had been posting each day I, decided to put them all in one place and close out the topic. Let me stop talking and let you get to indulging in their views. Take a look.
Pamela Moore: My New Years Resolution: Keeping my heart and soul open in ALL areas of life. Being grateful and staying true to myself and others AND…..releasing my new solo CD in 2012! Happy NEW YEAR to all!!
Doris Yeh (bassist for Chthonic): I hope for the next year, I can be braver to face and solve the problems in front of me, and have more persistence to achieve my goal in music career, besides, more smiles with me! 😉
Todd LaTorre (lead vocals for Crimson Glory): My biggest goal for 2012 is for Crimson Glory to finish the writing, recording, and release our new album! We have so much to share with the world still, this journey isn’t over m/
Continue reading Music Luminaries Share Their New Year’s Metal Resolutions for 2012: Part 7
Artist: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Title: “Greatest Hits”
Label: Blackheart Records
Release Date: 3/9/2010
Arriving just in time for the premiere of the biographical motion picture “The Runaways” comes a greatest hits package by one of the groups founding members Joan Jett and her band The Blackhearts. In The Runaways, Jett played rhythm guitar and was one of the core songwriters during the bands short tenure and while this compilation features a couple of the tunes she penned for the group it is focused on her solo work with The Blackhearts. As a collection I felt this was stronger than it was weak but even despite my enjoying a large portion of what they offered up, I had to say that a couple of the tunes had left me wondering why they had been included. The release wisely gives us the expected standards from her debut album with “Cherry Bomb” and “Bad Reputation” and it’s great to blast these two tracks nice and loud and see just how strong they have remained for the Punkish Rock side of things. From “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” we get the expected juggernaut title track and the Tommy James cover of “Crimson & Clover” but I had a little surprise when I realized that they left of “Little Drummer Boy”. Yeah I understand that this is not a holiday album, but Jett did such an interesting version of the tune and it was from a time when artists were not dishing out holiday numbers with reckless abandon. “The French Song” was always a favorite as was their cover of Sly Stone’s “Everyday People”. As I listened to the recordings being delivered here I had to smile when I think of just how many songs Jett did covers of and this was likely due to her association with producer Kenny Laguna. Both Laguna and Jett founded Blackheart Records, the label that released this retrospective.
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Artist: Night Ranger
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club. (New York, NY)
Label: VH1 Classic Records
I fear that I am dating myself a little too much for my own good when I say that I clearly remember the first time that I had ever heard of Night Ranger. It was decades ago and a couple of the bands videos were in consistent rotation on the then fledgling cable network called MTV. My friends from out of state were getting it but NYC did not at the time and when I went for a visit we found ourselves glued to the station as “You Can Still Rock In America” was blasted at maximum volume. While not the bands first video, it was my own first exposure to them and I have been a fan ever since. It was easy to see this happening for anyone who rallied behind the band based on the catchiness of their material and its great melodic hooks and often memorable lyrics. Fast forward to 2009 where we find the legendary Hard Rock band performing for the very first time at B.B. King Blues Club for a very diverse audience. The show would only feature them on the bill and would start early and I had to say that the mood of the room seemed full of excitement as the guys took the stage. Here is what transpired if you happened to miss out.
Continue reading Night Ranger @ B.B. King Blues Club (8/17/2009)