Posted by Jim Burger on Sep 12, 2012
Steve Vai has some pretty cool dreams -- apparently he dreamed of his whole career in advance when he was a boy. He's almost all the way there -- he even got to play on Hendrix's Woodstock guitar. But apparently there is more one guitar that he never got a chance to play that is still on his 'dream' list. Check out his dream here.
I also like his summary of the best advice he ever got from Frank Zappa -- 'keep your publishing'. I would have thought it would be 'don't eat the yellow snow'.
Posted by Jim Burger on Sep 10, 2012
We just posted about Zep a couple of days ago, but now the weirdness has broken out. Starting on Saturday, they posted "five" on their facebook page. Then "four" yesterday. Now "III" today.
What can the countdown be for? Most speculation links to the release of a DVD of their 2007 live performance, but naturally fans are hoping for something bigger.
Interesting, how these dudes can get tens of thousands of "likes" just by posting a number!
Posted by Jim Burger on Sep 8, 2012
For those of you who just can't get enough Led Zeppelin, it looks like they are finally getting around to releasing a DVD of the highly-regarded Zep reunion that took place 5 years ago in London to raise money for the for the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund. The band played a set of classic Zeppelin tunes with Jason Bonham sitting in on drums.
Sounds like it could be worth a view/listen, they covered almost all of their hits and the concert was well-received.
If only the great bands that had broken up in the past might be able to find charities that make it worth doing a reunion show, life would be much happier...
Posted by Jim Burger on Sep 6, 2012
Hot off the presses -- anyone who can't wait until the new Bob Dylan album "Tempest" gets released, you can't buy it until 9/11, but you can stream it free now on iTunes! It's a free hour of Dylan listening pleasure!
I'm just listening to it now, so far I gotta say it sounds very bluesy, with a couple of old-style Dylan tunes. Bob's voice has gotten real gravelly, so I guess that's a good fit.
On the other hand, if I wanted to listen to this type of music and a gravelly voice, I'd rather listen to Howlin' Wolf -- just my two cents...
Posted by Jim Burger on Sep 3, 2012
Here's an in-depth video where Aerosmith's Brad Whitfor talks about his gear for the band's Global Warming tour. It's a cool, lengthy look at stuff that includes includes guitars, amps, and effects from Fender, Gibson, Echopark, Marshall, Bogner, 3 Monkeys, Pigtronix, TC Electronic, Eventide, and more.
And don't forget -- their new album is due out November 6th, a couple of the songs from it have already been pre-released. If you haven't heard them yet, they are "Lover Alot" and "What Could Have Been Love". Check 'em out!