Wednesday, December 31, 2008

May the long sets continue in to the new year!!!

Happy New Years My Fellow EHM Listeners!!!

I will see you in 2009... maybe...

: )

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Am I the only one who doesn't want a Zep Reunion?

Call me today starting at 3pm at 866-955-9290 and tell me if you really want a Zep Reunion...

Robert Plant
is speaking up about his musical plans, and it doesn't sound like it's going to include the rest of Led Zeppelin. In October, bassist John Paul Jones announced he was teaming up with guitarist Jimmy Page and drummer Jason Bonham for a tour. They have been searching for a singer to replace Plant, who had decided not to be involved. Now, months later, Plant maintains that a complete Zeppelin tour probably won't happen, but does say he's still in touch with some of the guys.

According to, Plant told the BBC he's content to continue working with singer and Raising Sand partner Alison Krauss, explaining, "I'm doing very well with Alison and I'm enjoying that. I still see Jimmy quite a lot and he's very complimentary and supportive of what I'm doing. But we are in different places now and you have to go on to do different things." Meanwhile, Page, Jones and Bonham are reportedly looking for another singer. One of the possible contenders could be Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy.

I think if I had my way I'd prefer another Krauss Kolaboration now and a Zep tour 5 years from now....

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Holy S*^# thats good cheesecake!

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New for 2009

U2 has set March 3rd, 2009 as the release date for its 12th studio album, with the title confirmed as No Line on the Horizon. The project was written and recorded in various locations, including Morocco, New York, London and the group's own studio in Dublin, Ireland. Production was handled by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, who have previously collaborated on some of U2's most successful earlier albums. No Line on the Horizon follows up 2004's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

A video for the lead single, rumored to be called "Sexy Boots," was shot in London two weeks ago.

The album's release was delayed from this fall to early 2009 because the band wanted to add more songs to the record. Frontman Bono said last September, "I'm always the one who underestimates how easy it is to simply 'put out the songs now.' If it was just up to me they'd be out already!...We want 2009 to be our year, so we're going to start making an impression very early on."

According to, other songs expected to appear on the album include the title track, "Moment of Surrender" and "Unknown Caller." A source told Billboard that the music is "amazing and a little out there."
A five-minute preview of Neil Young's long-awaited 10-disc set, Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972 has been posted on You Tube. The collection, which will be sold as both a DVD and Blu-Ray disc will be released on February 24th, and features 128 tracks -- including 43 unreleased recordings, dozens of high definition videos, along with a 236-page hardcover book.

Check it out...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jagger, Jett, and more...

Mick Jagger has teamed up with Ben Affleck to produce a new documentary short which will raise the awareness of Congolese families ripped apart and displaced by a decade of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Reuters reported that the film, called Gimme Shelter after the Rolling Stones' 1969 classic, sheds light on the estimated 1.3 million displaced people in Congo, according to the U.N. refugee agency.

Jagger said in a statement, "I hope this video will help highlight the plight of the... displaced people and also the thousands of innocent people who are needlessly losing their lives there."

Affleck, who directed the film and has traveled to central Africa four times since 2007, explained, "Too much of the world is indifferent or looking the other way. I'm urging people not to look the other way, not to turn off their TV when news of the violence in the DRC comes on."

The film will be distributed online at as well as on TV and the big screen.
Joan Jett revealed that she owes large part of her career to the Who. Jett spoke to Rolling Stone and explained that the band believed in her material enough to set her up with free studio time at their Rampart Studios to record her debut album in 1980.

Jett explained, "We would not have been able to make that record if they hadn't helped us. They basically let us record what became Bad Reputation and (said), 'Pay us when you can.' (My manager) Kenny (Laguna) had been friends with the Who and Bill Curbishley, who was their manager for many years. They let us come into their place and do it."

Along with the classic title track, Jett's Bad Reputation album featured covers of "You Don't Own Me," "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)," "Shout," and "Wooly Bully."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

CB is still going...

The St. Louis house where Chuck Berry lived when he wrote such legendary rock and roll classics as "Johnny B. Goode," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Memphis, Tennessee," "Maybellene" and "Sweet Little Sixteen," among many others, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Associated Press reported that Berry and wife Toddy lived in the one-story house in the city's Ville neighborhood from 1950 to 1958.

George Thorogood has been a lifelong fan of Berry's and says that as far as rock artists go, Berry is a complete and unbeatable package, "With Chuck Berry, you've got the all-time four-star player. He's a great performer, a great writer, a great singer, and a great player. Not many people have that, all four things combined. Some can sing great, but they don't write. Some write, but they don't sing. Chuck Berry was the first of that. There's only a handful of them. John Fogerty is one, the Beatles... There's very few that have all that covered. And I'm talking about great writing and great performing. I'm not just talking about, 'Oh, he plays guitar pretty good or he writes pretty good.' (He's) up there on the top with all four things... Arguably, probably the greatest rock and roll star ever."

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Chuck Berry will next perform two New Year's Eve shows on December 31st in the heart of New York's City's Times Square at B.B. King's Blues Club.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Picture Book

Newly released is the deluxe six-disc Kinks box set called Picture Book, which chronicles the band's four-decade career. The collection features over 100 tracks including all of the band's classic hits from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Picture Book chronicles every era in the band's history and features numerous rare home demos, alternate mixes, live versions, and previously unreleased BBC TV and radio & sessions. Kinks leader Ray Davies had a hand in compiling the set.

Highlights on the Kinks' 138-track Picture Book box set include: "You Really Got Me," "Stop Your Sobbing," "All Day And All Of The Night," "Tired Of Waiting For You," "A Well Respected Man," "Till The End Of The Day," "Sunny Afternoon," "Village Green Sunny Afternoon," "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion," "Waterloo Sunset," "Death Of A Clown," "Picture Book," "The Village Green Preservation Society," "Arthur," "Lola," "Apeman," "Celluloid Heroes," "Father Christmas," "Catch Me Now I'm Falling," "Destroyer," "Come Dancing," "Do It Again," and many, many more.

Dave Davies says that although his guitar work and brother Ray's songs often receive the most credit for the band's success, original bandmates, drummer Mick Avory, and bassist Pete Quiafe, both greatly contributed to the band's legacy.

The Kinks, featuring only the Davies brothers from the original line-up, disbanded in 1996. In 1999 the original foursome took part in some studio sessions for a planned comeback, but none of the songs have been released to date. Ray Davies has expressed interest in reuniting the original lineup for a new album for 2009, but so far no announcement has been made on the Kinks reuniting.

Remember this commercial?

U2 has filmed a video for the first single from its upcoming new album, according to a post at The Irish group was in London last week to shoot the clip, with the post stating, "We are sworn to secrecy on the finer details of the shoot... but there may have been some marching girls involved. With their boots on." The last sentence could be a hint about the song's title, which is rumored to be "Sexy Boots." The new U2 record, tentatively called No Line on the Horizon, is due out sometime in the first half of 2009 after the band bumped it from a late 2008 arrival.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cause great songs will carry you a long way

John Fogerty is prepping a new studio album and concert DVD which also features a look back at his Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) past. Fogerty told Billboard that for the followup to his 2007 Grammy-nominated Revival album, he's recording a sequel to his 1973 one-man band debut The Blue Ridge Rangers. The album, which has become a cult favorite over the years, featured Fogerty tackling country standards from Hank Williams, George Jones, and Jimmy Rodgers.

Fogerty says that he definitely wanted the new collection, titled The Return Of The Blue Ridge Rangers, to appeal to the masses rather than be a vanity project, explaining, "I've known for years that if I ever did a Blue Ridge Rangers album again I sure didn't want to play all the instruments. I had long felt that was probably something that was wrong with the first album."

He says that making a commercial album was important to him: "My prerequisite was that I didn't want to get into the realm of trying to be really hip and obscure. I've seen people get really out there, and it's stuff nobody's heard of or maybe it's stuff nobody wants to hear of. For me it just had to be a good song, a great song, 'cause great songs will carry you a long way."
Pearl Jam will reissue its classic 1991 debut album, Ten, on March 24th, in a deluxe edition that will be available in four different versions. Each version will include a remastered version of the original album along with a completely new remix of the set by longtime Pearl Jam producer Brendan O'Brien. Bassist Jeff Ament also supervised a revamped version of the album artwork. The remixed version of the CD contains six previously unreleased songs from the same period, including early versions of "Breath" and "State of Love and Trust," a vocal version of "Brother," plus "Just a Girl," "Evil Little Goat" and "2,000 Mile Blues."
A human rights organization called Reprieve is launching a campaign called "Stop The Music Torture," aimed at ending the American practice of blasting music at loud levels while "interrogating" prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. According to U.K. publication The Guardian, music from heavy rock acts such as AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, Metallica and Nine Inch Nails has been used, as well as less aggressive and somewhat more surprising selections from Britney Spears, David Gray, Eminem, Aerosmith, and even children's shows like Barney and Friends and Sesame Street.
  • Reprieve has listed these songs among the ones used most frequently by U.S. military interrogators:
    Metallica - "Enter Sandman"
    Drowning Pool - "Bodies"
    AC/DC - "Shoot to Thrill" and "Hell's Bells"
    Barney and Friends - "I Love You"
    Bruce Springsteen - "Born in the USA"
    Sesame Street - "Theme Song"
    Nine Inch Nails - "March of the Pigs" and "Mr. Self-Destruct"
    Queen - "We are The Champions"
    Rage Against The Machine - "Killing in the Name Of"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Viva La Could Fly

Coldplay's Chris Martin has told NME Radio that the similarities between their song 'Viva La Vida' and Joe Satriani's 'If I Could Fly' are entirely coincidental.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Satiani is suing Coldplay for plagiarism over the issue.

Martin said that Coldplay have been left feeling shocked by Satriani's claims.

He said: "When these things happen it's a coincidence and we're as surprised by it as anybody else."

Martin then explained that he hadn't stolen the song and could remember precisely how he wrote it.

"Oh, I know exactly where the song ['Viva La Vida'] came from. It came from in the middle of the night, on a piano. I just get embarrassed about having to talk about these things."

He also admitted feeling hurt by Satriani's allegations, saying: "I do feel a bit upset about it because I wrote the song. But, you know, these things happen. Whatever will be will be."

Despite admitting the band hadn't "had the best of days", due to the discussions about the plagiarism claim, Martin still had some positive words for Satriani, calling him an "amazing" musician.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Afternoon Show's back in the studio today on this rainy New Release Tuesday

Pete Townshend says that the validation that he and Roger Daltrey received at Sunday night's (December 7th) Kennedy Center Honors, may underline the fact that their work on a social level may be done. The Who survivors received honors along with Barbra Streisand, Morgan Freeman, country music legend George Jones, and choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Townshend spoke with The Washington Post and explained that part of his original mission as the Who's songwriter was to give a voice to their social class, saying, "(The British working class) had never been heard. So we created our own language, which was rock and roll. And this honor is the establishment saying, 'We hear you.' And that's a strange thing, because if they can hear us, maybe we don't need to do this anymore. It's like somebody saying to Tupac Shakur, 'Ah, I understand what you're saying.' Well, you're not supposed to understand what he's saying. You're supposed to be f***ing scared."


Details are slowly emerging about Bruce Springsteen's upcoming album, called Working On A Dream. Billboard reported that the album's opening track, "Outlaw Pete," runs eight minutes long. Other details on the E Street Band album show that a couple of the tracks -- "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "What Love Can Do" -- both fall below the three-minute mark.

The album features the final studio performances of late E Street organist Danny Federici, as well as contributions from his son Jason, who's also a keyboardist.

Working On A Dream, Springsteen's 16th studio set, will be available on January 27th as both a vinyl LP and a deluxe CD version, featuring a DVD with 38 minutes of behind-the-scenes studio footage taped during the album's recording sessions.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform during the half-time show at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida on February 1st, 2009. No other live dates have been announced yet. It's still up in the air whether Nils Lofgren, who's recovering from double hip replacement, will be able to make the Super Bowl gig.

Friday, December 5, 2008

This is our 100th post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a quick thank you to everyone who has supported this blog!!! 100 posts would not have been possible without the continued support of the greatest listeners in the world visiting it every day. Let your friends know this is the #1 place for music news and the occasional video of a fat guy dancing in a bikini...

Now to the headlines...

Bruce Springsteen
's standout track, "Girls In Their Summer Clothes," from last year's Magic album, snagged two Grammy nominations. In the Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance category, he'll battle it out against Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, and John Mayer. For the Best Rock Song Grammy, "The Boss" is up against newer bands Radiohead, Coldplay, Death Cab For Cutie, and Kings Of Leon.

At the time of its release, many fans and critics commented on the fact that the track -- and several others -- harkened back to Springsteen's River-era pop sound. Springsteen himself has commented that the tunes on Magic -- and the upcoming Working On A Dream album -- have a lighter, more power-pop approach to them.
Voters for the 2009 Grammy's are facing a tough decision with two of rock's best documentaries going head-to-head in the Best Long Form Music Video. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' four hour Peter Bogdonavich documentary Runnin' Down A Dream is up against the critically acclaimed multidisc set Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who.

Also up for the award is John Mayer's Where The Light Is: Live In Los Angeles, and Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad Live. The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held February 8th, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The presentation will be broadcast live on CBS-TV.
James Taylor's recording of Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman" from his new Covers album has been nominated for the Grammy for best pop male vocal performance. Taylor faces some stiff competition against Paul McCartney, who's also vying for the prize with the live version of his autobiographical songs "That Was Me" which was recorded at L.A.'s Amoeba Records last year.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mac Attack is Back... and Grammy Noms

Fleetwood Mac announced the initial dates for their first tour in five years, kicking off their Unleashed tour on March 1st at Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena. Tickets for the shows go on sale on December 15th.

The band, which features Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood, said in a joint statement: "We love our band and think the title of the tour 'UNLEASHED' perfectly describes how we all feel when we get on stage together -- especially in 2009. We're so happy to get back out on the road, perform everyone's favorite songs and see our fans."

In conjunction with the tour, the band's 1977 album Rumours will be re-released as part of a special CD/DVD boxed set including previously unreleased tracks recorded during the making of the album, along with a DVD component with never-before-seen footage of the band. There's been no release date announced for the Rumours box set.

No word on rumors heard earlier in the year about Sheryl Crow joining the band...
  • Fleetwood Mac tour dates:
    March 1 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
    March 3 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
    March 5 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
    March 8 - Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
    March 10 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
    March 11 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Arena
    March 13 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
    March 14 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
    March 16 - Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
    March 17 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
    March 19 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
    March 21 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
    March 24 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
    March 25 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
    March 26 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada

Lil Wayne led the field of nominees for the 51st annual Grammy Award nominations, which were announced Wednesday, December 3rd, in Los Angeles. A portion of the nominations were announced during The Recording Academy's first-ever live nominations concert special, dubbed The Grammy Nominations Concert: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night, held at the Nokia Theater L.A. live in downtown Los Angeles.

Coldplay also racked up an impressive seven nominations for their work on the Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends CD. The band is mentioned in categories that include record, album and song of the year, best rock album, best rock song, and best pop performance by a group.

Other big nominations-grabbers were Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West who each earned six nods. Alison Krauss, John Mayer, Robert Plant, Radiohead, and Jazmine Sullivan received five nominations each, while Adele, Danger Mouse, Eagles, Lupe Fiasco, George Strait, and T.I. each received four nominations.

LL Cool J and Taylor Swift co-hosted the nominations special, which also featured performances by Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, Mariah Carey and B.B. King. The event was immediately followed by a concert by John Mayer.

The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held February 8th, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The presentation will be broadcast live on CBS-TV.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pretenders Fan In Your Fam? Here's The Perfect Gift...

The Pretenders have announced their first headlining tour in five years, kicking off on January 29th in Albany, New York. The band, which is playing a few select holiday shows this month, will be promoting their latest album, Break Up The Concrete.

Chrissie Hynde says that the new album wasn't spurred on by any great artistic vision that she needed to get out to the band's fans: "Well, I guess I just had a few songs. It just seemed like the time was right. I'm not any kind of a deadline or anything. These things kind of fall into place when the time's right. You can't really plan them... or I certainly don't. I'd been doing a lot of touring and you can't keep playing the old songs all the time 'cause it's just boring. So it just seemed like the time had come."

  • The Pretenders tour dates:
    December 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
    December 12 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
    December 13 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
    January 29 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
    January 30 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
    January 31 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa/Music Box
    February 2 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
    February 4 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
    February 5 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
    February 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
    February 7 - Mashantucket, CT - Fox Theatre
    February 9 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
    February 10 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
    February 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
    February 13 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
    February 14 - Akron, OH - Akron Civic Center
    February 15 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
    February 17, 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Northern Lights Theater
    February 20 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
    February 21 - Kansas City, MO - Ameristar Hotel & Casino
    February 22 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
    February 24 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
    February 25 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
    February 27 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
    February 28 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
    March 1 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.
    March 4 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
    March 5 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
    March 6 - Pala, CA - Pala Casino
    March 7 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
    March 8 - Anaheim, CA - Grove Of Anaheim
    March 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
    March 13 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
    March 14 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Resort Casino
The Pretenders have just issued their first E.P. of Christmas music. The four-track collection features the band's own holiday standard, "2000 Miles," along with yuletide evergreens "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," "Blue Christmas," and "Blue Christmas Part 2."
Paul McCartney has ruled out a major world tour -- but says that he may do some select gigs as part of the Fireman. McCartney's latest Fireman collaboration with producer Youth called Electric Arguments is out now and receiving mostly positive reviews. McCartney was asked if he and Youth have any intentions of taking the show on the road. The former Beatle told BBC News, "At the moment we haven't got any plans. But we're kind of anticipating it. Me and Youth have said we'll see how it goes. If suddenly there's a big demand for it, I'd like to try it. It would be quite challenging."

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Bruce Video

Bruce Springsteen's latest single from his upcoming Working On A Dream album, called "My Lucky Day" is available as a digital download and a streaming video on

The video shows Springsteen working through the song with E Streeters Max Weinberg, Roy Bitten, and Garry Tallent. Also featured in the clip, which runs over six minutes long, is Steven Van Zandt, Patti Scialfa, Clarence Clemmons, and Nils Lofgren. Newer members Soozie Tyrell and Charlie Giordano are nowhere to be seen in the low-fi fly-on-the-wall clip.



Paul McCartney defended former bandmate Ringo Starr, who recently posted a message on his website ( saying that he would no longer sign items from fans mailed to him. The message, which showed a slightly unnerved Ringo putting his foot down about signing items, put more than a few fans off. Ringo's representatives explained that the angry video message was due to the fact that numerous fans were selling the autographed items on eBay. reports that McCartney said, "Ringo's always been like that, God bless him. We love Ringo because he just says what he thinks. If he doesn't want to sign anything anymore then he doesn't have to. I don't mind that, I think it's really good; it's his life after all. And yeah, he gets in trouble occasionally, but as anyone who has known Ringo as long as I have knows that's what he's like. I think it's a good quality; it's called honesty actually."

Monday, December 1, 2008

This is too funny...

So Beyonce has a new single out with quite the interesting video... Click below to see it, but even better than that is the re-enactment below by a large portly fella...


Original Video

Hilarious Video

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Welcome back!

Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has confirmed that he won't be touring with the band any time soon, although he also indirectly seemed to give his blessing to the possibility of the other Zeppelin members going on the road with a different vocalist. According to the Robert Plant Newswire, Plant told the Birmingham Evening Mail that he'll begin work on a new album in January, which would prevent him from going on tour, although he added, "But I understand that everyone's got to eat." He also said about the new project, "They won't be calling it Led Zeppelin!"

Plant will be working with country singer Alison Krauss again on a follow-up to their successful Raising Sand album.

The other members of Zeppelin -- guitarist Jimmy Page, drummer Jason Bonham and bassist John Paul Jones -- have confirmed that they are thinking about hitting the road, possibly with Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy, although the project has not been officially announced yet.
Bruce Springsteen has made a second song from his upcoming Working On A Dream album available as a digital download, according to Beginning today, the new E Street Band track "Lucky Day," will be available as an exclusive download at Springsteen has already made the album's title track available as a paid download in the iTunes store exclusively through December 9th.
The Who's new double DVD Live At Kilburn 1977 is Number One this week on the Billboard Top Video Charts. The two-disc set features the band's infamous Kilburn State Gaumont gig from December 15th, 1977 -- which was drummer Keith Moon's second-to-last performance with the band prior to his death the following year. The concert was filmed for use in the band's 1978 documentary The Kids Are Alright, but Pete Townshend has not allowed the footage to be released until now.