Monthly Archives: July 2010

Top 5 Famous First Songs from Debut Albums


This is your first chance to announce your presence to the rock world. It’s your first album fresh off the new record contract. Time to impress.

The Cars – After 23 Years of Silence, Is It Reunion Time?


A mysterious photo with no details just popped up on The Cars’ facebook page the other day showing the surviving members of The Cars sitting around jamming. Is this the sign of a reunion?

Tom Petty – Mojo – CD Review


Tom Petty is tripping. Again. Over the last 30 years, he has transformed his first band, Mudcrutch, into the Heartbreakers, battled record label MCA over record prices, explored his Southern roots on the Southern Accents album, tried his hand at psycadelica with “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” became Bob Dylan’s backing band for a few years, joined rock’s greatest supergroup, the Traveling Wilburys, and sold over 60 million albums. Whew! Many roads traveled, much success.

ELP to Reunite at UK High Voltage Festival


Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer, famously known as ELP, are preparing to reunite at the UK High Voltage Festival on July 24, 2010. The Prog rock supergroup has not played together in over 15 years. After many stalled and started reunions, the band is finally going to thrill their deep fan base by reuniting for their 40th anniversary.

Bono and U2 Ready to Get Back On The Road


Looks like Bono and the boys from U2 are ready to get back on the road after halting their 360 Degree Tour.

Pearl Jam’s Top 5 Famous First Lines

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Eddie Vedder burst on the scene as a complicated, angry, serious poet fueled by youth and a loud guitar. Over the years, his lyrics have expanded, and the depth of his desires and dreams have been awakened.

The Doors “When You’re Strange” – DVD Review


Culled entirely from archival footage of the band in the studio, on stage, and backstage, “When You’re Strange” is the definitive look at one of America’s true rock and roll sensations – The Doors.

Blue Oyster Cult Live at The San Diego County Fair


Blue Oyster Cult Live at The 2010 San Diego County Fair.

You Tube of the Week – Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band


Some days you just wake up and need some Springsteen. You need that energy, that fire, that conviction. You need some of that live mojo from the world’s greatest rock and roll show.

MOJO Magazine Turns 200 with Guest Editor Tom Waits

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MOJO Magazine has delivered the best heaping serving of music and art goodness for 17 years, 200 issues. This UK based magazine combines classic rock tales and reviews with eclectic takes on music and the arts, featuring some of the best writers in the genre. So, when they were looking around to make a big splash to celebrate their 200th issue, who did they choose to be the guest editor? None other than Tom Waits!

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