For its Twentieth Anniversary, Warren Haynes Presents: The Christmas Jam will expand to two nights for the first time ever and will take place Friday December 12 and Saturday December 13 at the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, NC. As always all proceeds from the Christmas Jam will be donated to Habitat For Humanity. Read more
Archive for October 2008
Interview by Scott Preston
Col. Bruce Hampton has been making music since he formed his first band in 1963. Col. Bruce has been in constant motion ever since leaving a trail of memorable live performances with his bands The Hampton Grease Band, The Late Bronze Age, and The Aquarium Rescue Unit.
Along the way he starred in the cult classic movies “Sling Blade” and “Outside Out.” The Colonel is currently playing with his band The Quark Alliance and plays with the original lineup of The Aquarium Rescue Unit.
Still rolling down the road, Col. Bruce continues his quest for the tonal center at each exit #6.
Cincy Groove: Thanks for speaking with me today Colonel, have you played in Cincinnati often?
Col Bruce Hampton: Its the coldest place on earth in January for some reason. I have frozen to death many a January in Cincinnati. We used to play there in the late 60′s , early 70′s. I remember we played outside at The Cincinnati Zoo and it was supposed to be sunny and it turned out to be 8 degrees. I really do have fond memories of playing in Cincinnati. I played at Ludlows Garage about 40 year ago. It was a great club run by Jim Tarbell. I also remember playing on Dana Ave at Xavier University, I believe 38 years ago. Its really unbelievable how I am remembering all of that (laughing).
Cincy Groove: Don’t you have a new solo record coming out?
Col Bruce Hampton: I sure do, it will be out in about 3 weeks, called Songs of the Solar Ping. Its probably the weirdest record ever made. Its definitely out there. We might sell upwards of 12 or 13 copies. Read more
Music from the Beatles is coming to videogames … but not to “Rock Band.”
MTV Networks and Harmonix — the game developer behind the popular “Rock Band” franchise — together with the Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd., are developing an entirely new interactive music game based solely and exclusively on the entire Beatles catalog.
The game, which does not yet have a title or release date, will not be part of the “Rock Band” franchise, but will be based on the same platform. Since the project is still in early development, all parties were stingy on details during a conference call this morning (Oct. 30). Read more
CINCINNATI – Rocker Peter Frampton is wishing someone would show him the way to keep his Barack Obama yard signs from getting swiped.
The Grammy winner is complaining that signs showing his preference for the Democratic presidential candidate have been stolen repeatedly at his home in the upscale and predominantly Republican Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill.
Frampton, 58, is so angry, he called The Cincinnati Enquirer asking to be interviewed. Read more
It looks like the Beatles are coming to top-selling video game “Rock Band.”
The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. and MTV have scheduled a press teleconference tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. ET to announce “an exclusive agreement to develop a global music project.”
Although the announcement does not offer details on the agreement, representatives for the Beatles have been talking to MTV’s “Rock Band” team for months. Read more
Bob Dylan Going Back to New York City — November 21
Bob Dylan and his Band will perform a special show for visitors of bobdylan.com on November 21, 2008 at the United Palace Theatre in New York City.
Message from Merl Saunders’ family:
Merl Saunders stood for music and love – his smile alone told you that. We loved him very much – and we know that you, his fans, did too. Sad as we are to lose him, we’re very aware of being comforted by the affection coming from all those touched by that smile and that wonderful music. He was a special man, a beautiful companion, father, grandfather, and family patriarch, and the proof of that spirit is in the way you’ve reached out to us at his passing. From our hearts, thank you. And we know Merl thanks you too. Read more
Back To The River, (October 28, Verve Forecast), the forthcoming release by Grammy nominated vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, features collaborations with a bevy of roots rock royalty. Susan’s earlier releases featured a limited number of original songs but on her new record she co-wrote on all but one of the 11 tracks. The record features writing credits by everyone from the legendary Tony Joe White to up and coming singer songwriter Sonya Kitchell, from songwriter/producer John Leventhal to Gary Louris of the Jayhawks. Susan worked with each of these artists in person rather than the now common practice of collaborating remotely. Read more