With the continued expansion of Rock & Brews comes the curiosity of TV powerhouses like Jon Stewart and The Daily Show. In the following clip of The Daily Show, Gene shares the Rock & Brews mission on national TV:
Originally released in 1976, the ground breaking Wings Over America live album documented the band’s North American tour; the re-mastered version is slated for May 28th and includes remastered material, a concert DVD of live performances from “Rockshow” in 1975 and 76.
The Rolling Stones kicked off their 50 and Counting tour with a not-so-secret show at the Echoplex in Echo Park a few days ago. If you happened to nab one of the $20 tickets, announced via the band’s twitter handle, you and about 650 others were treated to one of the more intimate shows in Stones history and some rare tracks – here’s the setlist:
The Stones play Staples Center tonight before a couple of shows up north and then come back for another set of show in Anaheim and LA in mid May.
So was anyone else pleasantly surprised by the increased amount of Rock bands in the Grammys this year compared to the last several? We’re not saying Mumford & Sons is the same as Van Halen, but they sure aren’t Justin Bieber either.
The Black Keys were all over the place last night which was nice to see. There was a great rendition of “The Weight” in tribute to all of those who passed this last year, including the Band’s own Levon Helm. It also included an over the top great performance by Mavis Staples who sang with the Band at their farewell concert the Last Waltz at Winterland arena in Sand Francisco.
Over all, it was a great night and some very deserving people won some awards despite #LLCoolJ #overusing #the #SocialMedia #hashtag #bit. Oh yeah, and Katy Perry wore a dress… Kinda.