Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Austin City Limits - always great performances

And what a great lineup they have scheduled for this year - Elvis Costello, Joss Stone, Wilco, Jack Johnson, and so much more. Check out the upcoming schedule at the link below.

PBS: Austin City Limits - TV Schedule

Monday, November 28, 2005

Now this is a diverse class

The 2006 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are:
  • Black Sabbath
  • Miles Davis
  • The Sex Pistols
  • Blondie
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sabbath, Pistols inducted into Rock Hall

We'll miss you, Mr. Miyagi

‘Karate Kid’ star Pat Morita dies at 73 -

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


More info about Bruce and the 30th anniversary of Born To Run.

The Birth of the Boss - Newsweek Entertainment

The AMAs go on without the MEB

"I want to thank the academy, and my producer, and my manicurist, and ..."

Oh, wait, another awards show where we didn't win anything. Just great. But lots of people did, so read the article, OK?!?

Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child score AMAs -

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

This is what a guitar player is supposed to look like

You're cute and everything, Jeff, but not quite in Katrina's class. And I hear she can play guitar, too!

Katrina Johansson

Saturday, November 19, 2005

The Top 40 Bands in America Today - 2005 Edition

This is a cool list, compiled by a bunch of bloggers, and features mostly independent or up and coming bands. If you're looking for the next big thing, this is the place to look.

Still can't believe we didn't make this list.

Information Leafblower: The Top 40 Bands in America Today - 2005 Edition

Thursday, November 17, 2005

A new blues album from John Mayer is streaming John Mayer's new album, so you can listen for free to his foray into blues music. No "Your Body Is A Wonderland" to be found anywhere here. : John Mayer : Hear Music First

A guitar playing video game?

Should we get one for Jeff?

Article from Wired News: Guitar Hero Rocks Out
See it @

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Just another awards show where the MEB wins nothing

And this time it's the CMA awards. OK, so we aren't country and weren't nominated, but we still didn't win anything. Crap. Frickin' Keith Urban stole our glory. Jerk.

Lee Ann Womack wins three CMA awards - COUNTRY MUSIC -

"Born To Run" CD/DVD box set released

Columbia Records has released the 'Born To Run 30th Anniversary Edition' box set. Personally supervised by Bruce Springsteen and Jon Landau, the box set includes "Hammersmith Odeon, London '75," an astonishing film of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's legendary 1975 concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London; the new film "Wings For Wheels: The Making of Born To Run;" the classic album in remastered CD form; and finally, a 48 page booklet of previously unpublished photographs. With its two DVDs, the package offers approximately four hours of previously unseen footage.

Bruce Springsteen News:

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Hail to the Victor

This week, the Mike Estep Band will be returning to the Rochester area, Friday, November 18 @ McGhan's Pub, 11 Main St. in Victor. We are looking forward to our return to RaChaCha; it's been a long time.

We just started production on our 4th album on the LotD Records label & are looking forward to test driving some new material for the folks in Western NY.

Be sure to rest up, cause you're in for a long night. We go on @ 9 PM & will be rocking until around 1 AM. Bring your friends, family, spouses, lovers, enemies, etc. We're looking for all the support we can get & we won't be in the Rochester area again until 2006.

We hope to see y'all out in Victor on Friday the 18th.

Mike Estep - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Favalo - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Paul Opel - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Steve Orlando - Drums, Vocals

Monday, November 14, 2005

More fun from The Onion

Metal Council Convenes To Discuss 'Metal Hand Sign' Abuse

How to cheer up a nursing home? Install a bar

I think we need to move to Ireland.

How to cheer up a nursing home? Install a bar -

Sunday, November 13, 2005

How come this never happens to the MEB?

Mall concert turns into boy-band melee -

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Motorin', what's your price for flight?

One of the greatest songs from the 80's, Sister Christian, gets profiled in this article. They revisit the site of the video shoot and talk to a lot of the people involved. It's very entertaining.

Night Rangers revisit 'Sister Christian' and San Rafael

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hot buttered soul and more from Isaac Hayes

"That Shaft is one bad mutha ..."
"Shut your mouth!"

Hot buttered soul and more from Isaac Hayes -

Monday, November 07, 2005

Bootsy Collins is really into football

Bootsy says we're supposed to "Fear Da Tigers," his beloved Cincinnati Bengals.

Download the tune here
Collins writes song about football team

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Yep, Stryper is still around

Yes, the Christian 80's hair-metal band is still tourning, lately stopping by Boston.