Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Has Queen gone Quazy?

With all the press that American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is receiving after his four-minute spot singing "We Are The Champions" with Brian May and Roger Taylor, you would almost think he landed the gig as Queen's new frontman. Brian May for one isn't completely ruling it out, telling Rolling Stone, "There wasn't really a quiet moment to talk, but (Roger) and I are definitely hoping to have a meaningful conversation with him at some point. It's not like we, as Queen, would rush into coalescing with another singer just like that. It isn't that easy. But I'd certainly like to work with Adam. That is one amazing instrument he has there."

May, who along with Taylor parted ways with recent Queen frontman Paul Rodgers, added, "I've not always been positive about shows like (American Idol), but there is no doubt that it offers a door to some real genuine talent along the way. . . I'm confident Adam will make great use of this wonderful opportunity. I hope I'm there to see it."

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mayor Anthony

Click here to read the article about me running for mayor

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

John Lennon: The New York Years

I'm getting a lot of calls and E-mails about my EHM Daily Music Note from yesterday... So I figured I'd post some more information for everyone to check out regarding the new Lenon Exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Manhattan Annex.

Here's the link for the Annex.

And here's a pretty good article from the New York Times.

I realize I rip them from time to time on the show, but they did a good job with this one.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bob and Paul

Bob Dylan has been igniting the interest of rock fans everywhere when in his latest Rolling Stone interview he said that he'd be up for collaborating with Paul McCartney, saying, "That'd be exciting to do something with Paul! But, ya know, your paths have to cross for something like that to make sense."

Examiner.com reported that while performing in Liverpool, England, Dylan paid a visit to John Lennon's boyhood home called "Mendips." According to one of the guides in the National Trust house, Dylan visited the residence in the late afternoon and allegedly commented that the unheated bathroom reminded him of his own childhood home in Minnesota.

While performing at the Liverpool Echo Arena on May 1st, Dylan paid tribute to good friend George Harrison by performing late Beatle's signature song "Something."

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Are Musicians that much different from Kindergardeners??

Mick Jagger and Joss Stone are teaming up once again for a duet for an upcoming charity album. Thesun.co.uk reported that the duo are working with Bob Marley's sons Damian and Stephen Marley, along with Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack composer A.R. Rahman and rapper Nas. Bono is also involved in the project which is being released on September 21st in honor of the United Nation's International Day Of Peace.

According to an insider's report, there was tension between Jagger and Damian Marley over their recording schedule, with Jagger preferring to record during the day: "It's incredibly challenging to get so many figures in the studio at a time that's agreeable to everyone. Damian's a night owl whereas Mick likes to hit the studio in the morning. They eventually reached a compromise where by they will record from 5 p.m. to midnight every day."

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Smithereens covering The Who


Really? Again???

Coldplay is being accused of plagiarism yet again. The latest accusation comes from 1970s rocker Yusef Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. He's claiming the British rockers ripped off his song, "Foreigner Suite" in their hit "Viva La Vida." Islam tells Britain's Sun tabloid that the song's melody resembles his own 1973 tune. The band also already faced legal action from guitarist Joe Satriani who had a similar complaint about "Viva La Vida." Now Islam says, "There's been this argument about Coldplay stealing this melody from Joe Satriani, but, if you listen to it, it's mine! It's the 'Foreigner Suite.'"

More on this @ 5:15 today During the EHM Daily Music Notes...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Pete!!!

Some pictures from last nights show

Celebrating 90 years...

The Boss

Dave Matthews

Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Tao Rodriquez, and Pete Seeger

Tonight on the Island

Bruce Springsteen's shows have once again evolved into fan request extravaganzas -- except now it's turning into a case of "stump the band." In addition to the dozens of fan signs requesting their favorite Springsteen classics and deep cuts, some enterprising fans are now requesting other bands songs as well. At recent shows the E Street Band has launched into such cover fan requests as the Dovells' "You Can't Sit Down," Question Mark and the Mysterians' "96 Tears," the Troggs' "Wild Thing," the Clash's "London Calling," the Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated," ZZ Top's "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide," and Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary."

Among the recent fan requests from within the Springsteen catalogue are: "I'm On Fire," "I'm A Rocker," "Sherry Darling," "The Fever" "I'm Goin' Down," "The E Street Shuffle," and "Fire."

Bruce Springsteen and the boys perform tonight in Uniondale, at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.