Reports circulating this morning of a "secret" rooftop performance somewhere in London (it's on the roof of the BBC radio studios) by U2 early this evening.
It is rumoured that the band who release their eagerly awaited new album 'No Line On The Horizon' on Monday, will follow in the footsteps of The Beatles whose legendary rooftop session was interrupted by the Police. Fingers crossed Bono and the boys don't fall foul of the law this evening.
Influential alt-metal band Faith No More look like they are set to reform for a European tour in 2009.
Details of the tour are yet to be announced, but Mike Patton’s publicist told Idolator that the band would be reuniting for a set of European dates, which will include some major festivals (bearing in mind the band’s longstanding relationship with Metallica, we wouldn’t bet against an appearance at Sonisphere).
According to Idolator the tour will be solely a European venture but oddly enough there are currently no plans for US dates.
After months of rumours Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed as a headliner at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Bruce and the E Street Band will headline the Saturday night of the festival (27 June), the night before they head over to London to play Hard Rock Calling. The two festival dates represent the first ever UK festival dates for Springsteen.
Rumours that Bruce had been lined up for the high profile slot started a few months ago, when Neil Young was also named as a potential headline act.
Festival organiser Michael Eavis: “I’m so pleased that Bruce Springsteen has agreed to come to here for the first time. He’s one of the all-time legends and I’m confident this will be one of our best ever.”
Adds Emily Eavis: “I’m knocked out that we’ve managed to get Bruce to play. It’s the icing on the cake of this year’s bill.”
In 2008 Glastonbury featured rapper Jay-Z as one of its headliners, but it’s thought that organisers wanted to take the traditionally rock heavy festival back to its roots.
The nearly 11-minute track is apparently "Take 20" of the White Album's "Revolution 1." It starts off with studio chatter, including a high-pitched John Lennon saying, "Take your knickers off and let's go," before it goes into a a take on "Revolution 1." Around the five-minute mark the song takes an unexpected turn toward "Revolution 9" territory, using tape loops, voice distortion and samples.
"Take 20" ends with some heady conversation between Lennon and Yoko Ono, something about being naked and how things are "going to be alright."
The 61-year-old rocker - who has been treated for alcoholism several times over the last 30 years - has been warned to curb his partying or risk being banned from a proposed autumn tour of America with bandmates Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts.
In April, an extraordinary auction will provide an unprecedented look into the private world of Michael Jackson. More than 2,000 items, ranging from personal effects and costumes to pieces from Jackson's private art collection as well as fittings and furnishings from his Neverland ranch, will be up for sale at a four-day public auction at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.
While the lots are "priced as if you and I had owned them, not as if they were owned by Michael Jackson", according to Martin J Nowlan, the Irish co-owner of Julien's Auctions, this is "certainly not a fire sale" of Jackson's belongings - there is, he says, much more to the singer's hoardings. But it would seem to have a personal significance, perhaps symbolising the point at which Jackson himself feels finally able to divest himself of much that conspired to tarnish his career in order to begin anew.
If you have to save your most desirable possession from a burning building then what would it be? Don’t know about you but for a music connoisseur who owns a one of the best turntables in the market will leave everything to save that only. Though he may not own the most expensive turntables, but the Acutus Reference Turntable from Avid that sports a price tag of $24,000 also cannot be left back to get charred.
And it’s not a case of brains without beauty or vice versa, as such an outstanding engineering marvel with the most accurate sonic presentation can be ordered in Polished Chrome. Also the affluent music lovers can opt for a plated Gold one to add an oomph factor to this beauty. What ever the casing be, it is undeniably one of the most musical-sounding record players you can buy.
2009 UK 'Deluxe Edition' 3-disc [2CD/1DVD] set - 'The Annie Lennox Collection' brings together Lennox's finest work from her four top-selling solo albums together on for the first time. Comprising a 14-track CD album featuring timeless classics like 'Why' & 'Walking On Broken Glass'; alongside her stunning interpretation of Ash's 'Shining Light'. With a Bonus 8-track CD and a bonus DVD containing her classic music videos.
991.com is proud to be supporting such a worthwhile charity as Trinity Hospice. We hope by helping to promote this stunning collection of photographic prints on our website we can help raise further awareness and much needed support and funds for the charity.
This limited edition signed portrait of Elbow, the Mercury Prize winning alternative rock band was taken by renowned celebrity photographer Rich Hardcastle and is available exclusively through Trinity Hospice and 991.com. It is featured in a series of unique photographic portraits of well known icons entitled 'Larger Than Life'.
Former Blind Faith bandmates Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood continue their recent spate of collaborations with a full US tour in June.
After uniting onstage for a series of sold out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden last year, the duo are set to play a couple of shows together in Japan when they’re both on tour there later this month.
Unique 1972 US score for the third trombone as HAND WRITTEN by FZ for Bruce Fowler, complete with Frank's own corrections & annotations.
Running across five sheets of stave, as it does, it seems incrediblethat Frank actually hand wrote each of the parts for the twenty piece band arrangements & even more incredible that it still survives in pristine condition thirty seven years later.
This manuscript comes from the personal collection of MartyPerellis, who was the road manager for the tour & has also been authenticated by David Ocker who, later, became Zappa's music copyist [1977-1984].
991 offers you yet another one-off piece of history that, for my money, knocks an autograph into a cocked hat - An FZ original score TRANSCRIBED PERSONALLY by FZ for a member of the legendary Grand Wazoo Orchestra - It doesn't get much better than this.
January 2009 sees a year long celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the most important record label to ever have come out of America...Motown Motown Records.
Probably the greatest roster of recording artists ever collected together under one label. The label that, to many, rewrote both the musical and business structures that most fail to perfect still now.
Legendary 1975 US promotional only 30-track sampler LP, housed in the stunning, orange toned 'Rock N Roll Circus' picture sleeve. This fantastic LP was produced in 1975 to promote the Abkco issues of the Rolling Stones back catalogue. It features 30 edited versions of popular Stones songs. This first issue is infinitely rarer than the 2nd 1979 issue! Click on the link for further details.