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Chris Robinson Says The ‘Dysfunctional’ Black Crowes Will Never Play Together Again

first_imgIn a new interview with Rolling Stone, Chris Robinson all but sealed the fate of the Black Crowes, saying “No, never” when asked if the band would ever play together again. The interview primarily focuses on Robinson’s love of psychedelic music, as he’ll be DJing a new program called Chris Robinson’s Gurus Galore on SiriusXM Jam ON radio starting this Monday, April 4th.After some questions exploring Robinson’s psychedelic and musical tastes, the conversation turned to the musical project that propelled Robinson into the spotlight. When asked about the band’s current state of affairs, Robinson spoke at length:“It’s just gross now. I think everyone’s laid down their cards. It’s easy to sit back and say, “Oh, well, that guy said that he wanted all my money!” It’s not true! That’s not how it works and I’ve said it before. I don’t think people should discuss their business. But then again, if you’re a child and you’ve been hurt and someone took your toy, you have a temper tantrum, you know? Like I said, man, you’re allowed to just want the money. You’re allowed to just want to be in that kind of band where you go out and play your hits and you don’t have anything else to say or offer anyone. In the same way I’m allowed to not want to be a part of that!It doesn’t take away from what we did. It just means that I’m not going to spend my life around people who don’t like each other or are all there for the same reason. The reason any of this is interesting at all is because we all jumped into the river, the music. That music starts with us as human beings in our earliest, ancient past, and it will take us to our distant future. That will not change. That’s where we are.”He also discussed the band’s 2013 tour.“For me it was great. I was happy. I got to sing those songs one last time to the people who gave me so much. I would be writing these songs and doing all this on any level, whether it was in my garage to friends or whatever. So for the opportunity to be a part of people’s lives and those shows to be important, that never goes without my respect. So that was special. And I’ve wanted to go, you know what I mean? So I wanted that to be the emphasis. And also I think that summer, touring with the Tedeschi Trucks Band was probably the best touring experience. Great friendships were forged on that.It also opened my eyes to kind of how dysfunctional — and I don’t really want to get into it — how dysfunctional and how disappointed I was with where the Black Crowes ended up. Which hurt. It hurts a person like me who’s very altruistic, in those terms. But you know what? No matter all the ugly shit that people try to say about me … it doesn’t matter. I’m getting to do exactly what I want to do. It makes me happy.We don’t sit around and have some douchebag pull up in his Porsche and come to the studio and start telling us that the bass isn’t loud enough or that he doesn’t like the lyrics or that he doesn’t like the edit. The same people that basically killed the music business are the same people who are still trying to control it. We’ve just removed ourselves from that and we’re completely happy to be independent of it.”You can read the full interview here, which talks about the Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s new album and so much more.last_img read more

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David Gilmour Was Made A Citizen Of Pompeii In Honor Of His Upcoming Performances

first_imgTonight, David Gilmour will make history by hosting the first performance at the ancient Amphitheatre of Pompeii since his band, Pink Floyd, performed there for their Live At Pompeii concert film in 1971. While that concert did not feature an audience, Gilmour’s will, making it the first performance with an audience at the ancient venue in thousands of years.In honor of the two-night run, which starts today and runs through tomorrow, the island of Pompeii has made Gilmour an honorary citizen. “Thanks to everyone,” said Gilmour, “Here in Pompeii I feel safe, as if I was at home.” The citizenship was conferred by Mayor Ferdinando Uliano.While the citizenship is certainly an honor for Gilmour, getting to play the first live performance with an audience at an ancient amphitheatre must be a feeling unlike any other. Congrats to David Gilmour![Via ANSA]last_img read more

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Tom Hamilton To Perform Special Beatles, Bowie, Radiohead & Grateful Dead Tributes On Tour

first_imgA few weeks back, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies announced an extensive Fall tour, with a few select dates receiving a “Masquerade Ball of Light & Dark”, in which attendees are encouraged to dress up in black and/or white, as well as wear a masquerade mask (which will also be available at the merch table at each show). While the band will play originals, there is also a different musical costume theme for each of the shows.On Saturday, October 29th at Chicago’s The Tonic Room, Tom Hamilton and crew will play the music of The Beatles, which will see the band play music from the various periods of the Liverpool quartet (get tickets here). The following Saturday, November 5th, the Babies will play NYC’s American Beauty and tackle David Bowie‘s final album Blackstar, as well as some other choice cuts (get tickets here). Expect some special guests for the Bowie performance.With regards to the masquerade theme, Hamilton explained, “A group of our fans in Rhode Island organized a group of people to wear masks similar to the characters from the cover of our Epic Battle Between Light & Dark album cover to a show, and we just loved it….It was super cool to play to an audience that was dressed up like that, and we wanted to expand on the concept.”On each theme, Hamilton says, “They just felt right to pair with these cities and venues… Working on and rehearsing these songs has already been incredible, we can’t wait for the shows.”Up and coming, Boston-based folkadelic act Hayley Jane & The Primates will act as support for the NYC play. Winners of a New England Music Award, Americana/Roots Act of the Year in 2014, the group has taken off over the last year, with solid musicians led by the dominant stage presence of Hayley Jane.The American Babies will also be putting on their musical masquerades in two other cities as well. On October 22nd at Boulder, CO’s The Fox Theatre, the group will perform the music of Radiohead, while their Mill Valley, CA show at Sweetwater Music Hall on Nov. 19th will feature a Dead set (with some special guests).Purchase tickets for the Tonic Room performance on 10/29 here.Purchase tickets for the American Beauty performance on 11/5 here.last_img read more

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The Claypool Lennon Delirium Performs On NPR’s World Cafe [Listen]

first_imgThe Claypool Lennon Delirium might be the best new band of 2016. formed out of jam sessions between Les Claypool and Sean Lennon following Primus‘s tour with Lennon’s band The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, the band took the music world by storm this summer. The band’s excellent debut album, Monolith Of Phobos, announced the band to the world with a bang, and their blistering live set made the Delirium a favorite at festivals across the country.Now, the Claypool Lennon Delirium stopped by NPR‘s World Cafe for a brief performance, as well as a conversation with band leaders Claypool and Lennon. The band performed “Cricket And The Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)”, “Cricket And The Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)”, and “Breath Of A Salesman”, all from their debut album.Check out the audio below from this awesome in-studio performance.last_img read more

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Phil Lesh Hosts “Dylan & The Dead” Tribute Performance At Terrapin Crossroads

first_imgJust a few weeks ago, Phil Lesh announced a very special tribute performance at his venue, Terrapin Crossroads. The show was to look at the crossover work between Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, centered around a collaborative tour in 1987 and a subsequent live album in 1989. Of course, the tribute took on a special significance, as Dylan was announced as the winner of a Nobel Prize in the interim.The Dylan tours were an interesting moment in the Dead’s history, as the band members all reacted differently to having such a venerated legend on stage with them. Bill Kreutzmann recalls never quite calming down while working with such a legend, though he remembers Jerry Garcia fitting right in. Still, to work with Bob Dylan is an impressive feat, certainly worthy of the remembrance.The show itself was a great tribute, with the first set featuring predominantly Grateful Dead music, and the second featuring all Dylan covers. Lesh assembled a great lineup of players, including Jeff Mattson, Rob Eaton, Rob Barraco, Barry Sless and John Molo. Scott Law and Ross James would also sit in for the Dylan set, lending their hand for the iconic folk ballads.Check out the full setlist and a short video clip below! Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends’ Tribute to “Dylan and The Dead” at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 10/23/16Set I: New Minglewood Blues, Tons of Steel, West L.A. Fadeaway, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song, Promised Land, Shakedown Street > Lady With a Fan > Terrapin Station > The Other One > Stella Blue > Throwing Stones > Not Fade AwaySet II: Maggie’s Farm^, Gotta Serve Somebody^, Watching The River Flow^, Ballad of a Thin Man^, Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again^, Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35^, Chimes of Freedom^, It’s All Over Now, Baby BlueNotes: ^with Scott Law and Ross James[Setlist via Jambands]last_img read more

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Antwaun Stanley To Join Lettuce For New Year’s Eve Celebration With TAUK & Jaw Gems

first_imgAs previously announced, Lettuce is teaming up with TAUK for a two-night New Year’s Eve celebration. December 30th will be spent at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine, before the two bands head to House of Blues in Boston for the ultimate event. There, they will be joined by experimental beat-makers Jaw Gems to close out 2016 and enter 2017 with a bang.Today, the party strengthens with the addition of vocalist Antwaun Stanley, known for his frontman wonders with Vulfpeck in hits like “Funky Duck” and “1612”, to join Lettuce for their set. The primarily instrumental funk band serves as a revolving door for some of the best vocalists in the scene. With Nigel Hall and Alecia Chakour standing as nearly-permanent members in the family-style band, Stanley will be an exciting addition to the mix. Don’t miss out!Tickets to Portand’s 12/30 show can be found here.Tickets to Boston’s 12/31 show can be found here.last_img read more

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Listen To Frank Zappa & Mothers Of Invention Play Ann Arbor, 49 Years Ago Today

first_imgThe musical genius that is Frank Zappa has a legacy that will last forever. Despite the current drama between his family members, the rebellious musician will always own the art that he left behind. Strange, twisted, unearthly it might be, but profoundly brilliant does his non-traditional musicianship remain.Here’s a recording of a show with the Mothers of Invention from a show played on December 3, 1967 at the Fifth Dimension in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The setlist features “Big Leg Emma”, “King Kong”, “America Drinks”, “Hungry Freaks Daddy”, and “Status Back Baby”. Thanks to YouTube user whoaduderighteous, you can listen to the full show below:last_img

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Prince’s The Revolution Will Reunite For Tour Dates This Spring

first_imgPrince fans, you might want to take a seat for this one…The Revolution are back! Following Prince’s untimely demise in April 2016, The Revolution reunited for a few shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis, and they promised to take the show on the road in some form in 2017. Today, The Revolution announced a four-date mini tour that will take them to Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia in late April.The Revolution were Prince’s band during the peak of his career, contributing to Purple Rain as well as Around the World In a Day and Parade, and partially on 1999. The lineup, consisting of drummer Bobby Z (Aka Robert Rivkin), bassist Brownmark (aka Mark Brown), guitarist Wendy Melvoin, and keyboardists Matt Fink and Lisa Coleman, will also bring their talents to Prince’s Paisley Park complex for a three-day festival called Celebration 2017.See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates from The Revolution. Tickets go on sale February 10th, with more information on how to purchase on the group’s Facebook page.The Revolution Tour Dates:April 20-21 –  Celebration 2017! – Paisley Park Studios – Chanhassen, MNApril 23 – Metro Chicago – Chicago, ILApril 27 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Springs, MD (Washington D.C. Area)April 28 – BB. Kings Blues Bar Club – New York, NYApril 29 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PAlast_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Debuts Acoustic “Lizards” In Second Night Of Solo Tour [Videos]

first_img[cover photo by @quarterroy via @treyanastasio] On the second night of Trey Anastasio’s solo acoustic tour, he played to the delight of his fans at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY. The show featured selections from across the Phish guitarist’s extensive catalogue, including rarities like “Strange Design,” “Mountains in the Mist,” “Lizards,” “Guelah Papyrus,” “The Inlaw Josie Wales,” and “Summer of ’89,” which was dedicated to Trey’s wife Sue. The set also included covers of David Bowie‘s “Rock n Roll Suicide” and Oysterhead‘s “Rubberneck Lions.” Several of the songs performed were played solo acoustic by Trey for the first time, including “Shade,” “Tide Turns,” “Rubberneck Lions,” “Lizards,” “Carini,” and “Rock n Roll Suicide.”Trey interacted with the crowd throughout the show, commenting on his song choice, telling stories about the songs’ histories, and bantering with the intimate audience. Thanks to YouTube user The Kamherst, you can see full videos from each song below:last_img read more

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