Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Saints Are Coming

U2 and Green Day "The Saints Are Coming" video. Really damn cool tune and cool video.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Flea has a Lakers jones

One of favorite crazy bass players, Flea, is a big Lakers fan and talks about his obsession. In fact, he's writing a blog for NBA.com. Maybe he can borrow some tube socks from them.

From LATimes.com

In memory of Duane Allman

He died 35 years ago, but his influence is still amazingly strong.

MSNBC.com article

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Clash gets an exhibit at the HOF

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, and a new exhibit entitled “Revolution Rock: The Story of the Clash" just opened, and it will be there until August 2007. I think a road trip to Cleveland is in order.

MSNBC.com article.
Hall of Fame page.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

"Jaws" tuba player passes away

Though you never new who he was, we have all heard the "Jaws" theme, and the tuba part was played by Los Angeles studio legend Tommy Johnson. The 71-year old died last week.

Here's an interesting interview with him from a few years ago.

Tommy Johnson, played tuba for 'Jaws' theme, dies at 71 in LA

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Not-so-Super Nova

Bassist Jason Newsted has injured himself and won't be able to tour with Rock Star Supernova. And the shoulder injury sounds really painful.

The Gauntlet :: Voivod

Monday, October 23, 2006

Variety is the spice of life

And variety in beer is a wonderful thing. Even the big boys are gettting into the swing, with chocolate, vanilla oak, pumpkin flavors and more.

Big brewers roll out seasonal flavors - Food Inc. - MSNBC.com

Friday, October 20, 2006

Half The Who is back

Pete and Roger are relasing a new album. Loved 'em back in the day, but I'm not rushing out to WalMart to pick this one up right away.

The Who returning with first album in decades - MSNBC.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Mommies Dearest

Friday Oct 20, the MEB saddles up and heads west to McGhan's Pub on Main St in Victor, NY. Always a good time with our Rochester-area friends. We get started at 9:00 and play till we stop or drop.

Good fortune smiled upon us the last time we played McGhan's when we met Jill Orologio. Jill runs a non-profit organization called Mommies for Miracles (www.mommiesformiracles.org). Please check out her site to see more about this incredibly worthy cause. We're looking forward to a night out with all the MFM crew.

We look forward to seeing you.
Mike, Jeff, Steve, and Paul

Monday, October 16, 2006

Iggy Pop's great concert rider

For pure fun and entertainment, you can't beat reading the wacky requirements set out in many artist's concert riders (remember the "no brown M&M's"?). And the one from Iggy Pop and The Stooges is a classic. It's not just a rider, it's a work of literature.

TSG Backstage: Iggy Pop

Thursday, October 12, 2006

It's all about the beer

A new book tells the story of beermaking in the United States. And what's better than cracking a cold one while reading about beer?

Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer by Maureen Ogle, reviewed by Powells.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Let's get Wacky!

This Friday, Oct 13 we return to Wacky Wyatt's on Genesee St in Baldwinsville, NY. We get started at 7:00. Come on out for some great Tex-Mex dining served with a heaping plate of MEB.

And be sure to read below to learn why you'll have to head west to see our next show at CBGB's, why Keith Richards is still alive or what new drink to try this weekend..

We hope to see you
Mike, Jeff, Steve, and Paul

Lindsey Buckingham hits the road

The former Fleetwood Mac frontman is touring behind his first new solo album in 14 years.

Mac-less Lindsey Buckingham back on road - MSNBC.com

Monday, October 09, 2006

Another landmark fades away

The lengendary CBGB club in NY is closing over a rent dispute. Serious bummer.

New York Daily News - Daily Dish & Gossip - Final curtain at CBGB
The official CBGB site.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Wacky drinks for your weekend

Who just wants a beer? Try one of these crazy drinks.

Wired 14.10: START

New Killers album out, and they're looking back

“Especially lyrically, everything is more nonfictional,” says Stoermer. “It’s from a real place.”

Part of that may be due to the influence of one of the great American lyricists, Bruce Springsteen. Flowers says much of his Springsteen knowledge was from his “Born in the U.S.A.” days — until he picked up some of the rock great’s earlier recordings and was blown away.

“It’s just a real pleasant surprise that I was going to fall in love with something,” Flowers says. “I’m 25 years old and I thought that was over. ... You kind of lose the innocence of someone showing you something special, something being god-like.”

Killers’ album looks to bring great music back - MSNBC.com

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Good old Biff

Nice to see that Biff from Back To The Future is still around. You'll enjoy this.

YouTube link

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Follow up on Marc Cohn shooting

The man who shot Marc Cohn in August 2005 in Denver was sentenced Monday and is going to prison for 36 years.

Marc Cohn shooter gets prison term - Celebrity News - MSNBC.com

Monday, October 02, 2006

Yoga, anyone?

Even Dave Mustaine from Megadeth is doing it now. And from what I saw of them at Gigantour on Saturday, he's doing quite well these days.

The metalhead of Megadeth does yoga - Newsday.com