Saturday, November 6, 2010

Music news: The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, U2, Bruce Springsteen

I don't usually do this, but damn it these are good news enough that I want to post it here for my own entertainment and at the same time a reminder.

First off,

Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are to tour in 2011 as confirmed by Keith Richards yesterday.

NEW YORK (CBS) The Rolling Stones are ready to hit the road again.

Guitarist Keith Richards confirmed Thursday that the band is planning to tour together in 2011, dismissing any rumors that they have retired. He also revealed the group is preparing to record new material.

"Everybody's ready to go out there again," Richards told BBC 6 Music. "Who said it should stop, and who said when?"

"Only we will know when it comes to an end, with a crashing halt," the 66-year-old added.

The Rolling Stones have not released a new album since "A Bigger Bang" in 2005. Their last tour, which earned $558 million according to BBC, ended in London in August 2007.

"After these many years working together, we have a lot of unfinished stuff to work on that we had to leave off the last album," Richards said.

Although he described frontman Mick Jagger as "unbearable" in his recently published memoir, "Life," Richards said he's "looking forward to working" with his band mate.

"Knowing Mick [Jagger], as I do, he's a very prolific writer. I have ideas [too] and we'll put them together in December or January."

"Nuff said. Just knowing their touring next year, I can't say more. I'm just excited!! Hopefully I'm done with my school next year. One more semester and I'm good to go. I hope they do an American tour! AHHH!


NEW YORK (Q104.3) Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer dropped a bomb in a recent interview with --he says he and his bandmates are working on a new record that will be out next year.

"Yeah, we're going to make an album," Kramer confirmed. "It's going to be an old-school Aerosmith record. "We're going to do it the old way with the whole band [in the same room] and it should be a good one. We're all anticipating."

Kramer promises this album is just the beginning of Aerosmith's plans for the future.

"One of the things that's great about being in this band is that I never know what's going to happen next," he says. "What you see in the mirror, is that really what you're going to get or not? Really, at this point in time, the only thing that's going to stop us is if someone out-and-out dies. Other than that, we've already been through what we've been through and stood the test of time. What else is there?"

I wonder how are they going to manage since Steven Tyler currently resides as one of the judges of one of the stupidest show on Earth, the American Idol. I hate the show and I hate the decision Tyler made but if they really are still Aerosmith and planning on continuing to play music together, I still love him no matter what. How are they going to do it? I don't know but I hope the end results would be really good!

I'm not really a Kid Rock fan but I pretty much agree with what he said about Tyler joining Idol. “I think it’s the stupidest thing he’s ever done in his life,” Rock told EW. “He’s a sacred American institution of rock ‘n’ roll, and he just threw it all out the window. Just stomped on it and set it on fire. I think whoever’s advising him, we should bring back the guillotine, or whatever they call that thing. And if it was himself, he needs some serious counseling. I love him to death, but I gotta speak the truth.” :D


NEW YORK (Q104.3) U2 rocker The Edge has assured fans that frontman Bono has fully recovered from spinal surgery - insisting the singer is in "great shape".

A back injury forced the Irish rock star to undergo the procedure last summer, prompting U2 to postpone dates on its U.S. tour.

But now the band is back on the road - and preparing to release a new album as early as next year.

The Edge tells the New York Post, "Bono is back in form. His back injury unfortunately forced us to postpone dates on the U.S. tour, but we are performing again, and he is in great shape.

"We're working on a new album that could be out early next year."

One of the bands I also want to see. So happy that Bono is finally back and made a full recovery. Can't wait for the tour to start. I hope I still got money to buy tickets!!! 'Cause I think I already missed the sales!

And last but not the least,

Bruce Springsteen

NEW YORK (Q104.3) 11/02/2010 Bruce Springsteen was in a quiet, cerebral and reflective mood yesterday at the Rome film festival for the screening of a new documentary on the making of one of his greatest albums, Darkness on the Edge of Town.

"Sometimes you look for the story but it finds you," he said in hushed tones after a screening of The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, by director Thom Zimmy.
Springsteen, Zimmy and manager Jon Landau spoke on the stage as fans who normally shake, rattle and roll sat at times in awe-struck silence as The Boss took on an almost professorial role despite his black leather jacket.

The film, which is in competition in the festival's extra section, shifts back and forth between now and the period between 1976 and 1978 when Springsteen and his E Street Band created, rehearsed and recorded the landmark rock album.

Zimmy took hours of sometimes grainy black-and-white footage made more than 30 years ago and spliced it with interviews with Springsteen and band members now to bring the creative process to life in two time zones: yesterday and today.

Springsteen was only 26 then. He had already become an overnight superstar with the hard-driving Born to Run. But he wanted his next album to be different.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the documentary is Springsteen's many notebooks. He wrote as many as 70 songs during the process but only 10 of them made it on to the album.

An indefatigable re-writer, phrase honer and riff perfectionist, the documentary shows Springsteen anguishing over the search for the right word or phrase and sometimes swapping phrases from one song to the other.

"I hear it differently in my head," he tells sometimes exasperated band members several times.

Apart from recollections by Springsteen, Landau and members of the band, the documentary includes modern interviews with Springsteen's wife Patti Scialfa and Patti Smith, a singer/songwriter and artist who was a major influence on the New York City Punk rock movement.

Springsteen was the original creative force behind Smith's 1978 hit "Because the Night."

He had written the music and the words of the chorus but he gave her the song to finish and says in the documentary that he has no regrets because she made it come to life.

Later this month Sony Music will be releasing a deluxe package made up of more than six hours of film and unseen footage and more than two hours of audio made between 1976 and 1978.

The package contains three CDs, one with the re-mastered version of the "Darkness" album and two with 21 previously unreleased songs.

Yes! Now that's why they call you The Boss Bruce. You're the mind and talent behind of it all. I wonder what it's like back then really. It seems like those years where the years were pure talent, good music were created and accepted. Honestly, I haven't seen the documentary yet but I've seen some parts of it. I'm saving the best for last, so I'm going to watch it once this semester is over. And boy, I'm gonna watch it over and over again.


Music is my guilty pleasure said...


That is all I have to say.
Actually, no it isn't...
There, that's better.

-The Rolling Stones. On tour. If I don't get to see this I might just have to kill myself. They are basically my favourite band in the world. I have other favourites too, but the Rolling Stones are just...epic. You know my dad met them once, when he had a part time job as a taxi driver when he was a student. They're just...epic. AND A NEW ALBUM! OH MY FUCKING GOODNESS (excuse my language, but it had to be said). Just wow. I am speechless. Where do you get all this information from by the way?
-AEROSMITH! AAAAAHHHHH! I'm in love with Aerosmith. I can't believe they're going to have a new album. STEVE TYLER IS A JUDGE ON AMERICAN IDOL. WTF?! I cannot believe that. I'm going to pretend it's not true.
-U2 2! Do you get it, U2 too? Sigh...never mind...anyway, I'm glad Bono is better, and the fact that they're making a new album is the icing on the cake ^_^
-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN!!!! AAAAAAHHHH! YAY!You do not realise how much you've made my day today...The Rolling Stones...Aerosmith...U2...and now Springsteen?! This is immense! I can't wait to see the deluxe package.

I'm such a bad girl...I need to go and do work, lol.
Peace :)

E.T.'s Gravity said...

i love your comment! actually i pretty much was like elated about the Rolling Stones goin on tour next year. for some reason, i accidentally what i initially typed under the article about the tour next year but basically i was like same as you expressing it with the "AAAAHHHs" i'm like, i just realized that it disappeared when i read the post again and read your comment. i really want to see them!!! personally, my first thought was, OMG they're so old but heck they're basically one of the pioneers of rock n' roll so they basically do whatever the f they want. who says they're too old, they're stil ROCKIN!!! i've read that before in your blog, that's pretty amazing though. your dad, meeting them. probably one of the best experience in your dad's life that he keeps telling it to everyone. i would too. i mean, how often do you get to meet these rocking dudes?! i mean, what happened after your dad met them? i'm curious. why can't meet rock stars too?!?! lol

tyler, yes. he's a judge, very unfortunate. i don't know what was he thinking. but yep like you im goin to pretend its not true, though sometimes can be very hard because of a lot of news about perry bashing on steve's decision. but whatever, as long as they can make it work as aerosmith and release a kick ass album i wouldn't care about him being on AI.

lol, i gotcha! U2 too. U2 2. U2 are gonna be around for awhile so im not worried anymore especially bono's back.

bruce, yess. the boss. he's here too. i'm gonna enjoy that moment in december.

i got all the good stuffs huh!! :D glad it made your day. that made my day having that as my comment. i'm loving bloggin right now.

peace. go do some work!

btw, yeah i got this infos from this classic rock station here in new york. they got all the good stuff too. the only radio station i listen to now.

Barbara said...

Hey I was going to say AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH too, but instead I will just say: AWESOME.

Love all these bands and totally agree with you about Steven and AI. What a silly move on his part....why why why?

As for the Stones, maybe I will go this time. I haven't seen them since 1980!

U2 will be doing one of their postponed concerts here in June. Must. Find. Tickets.

And the best for last.... BRUCE!!!!!!!!!! I think the documentary film should be required viewing for ALL MUSICIANS to understand that it not just about writing a few songs and throwing them out there. It had to come from the SOUL.

Great post!

E.T.'s Gravity said...

Hey Barb, I'm always proud everytime I see you around here. I don't know why :D Thanks for dropping by!

Steven Tyler, yup, why oh why. I still ask the same question.

My gosh, Barbara I really wana know all the concerts you've been too. I think you've seen all the great bands already - I so ENVY you. The Stones too? AHHHH! Take me with you if you decide to go! I wish I know you personally.

I know right, I need to save up some money to see U2 next year. I can't miss it!

And for Bruce, I had the feeling you would've like this post about him. What's not to like about him right? It should be a MUST for everyone! Because everything we do in life, it should really come from heart and soul. Bruce is a very great example of that as you have mentioned. :D

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