The haters are all “he doesn’t deserve it”…blah, blah, blah. All I wanna know is, when do tickets go on sale? Tebow’s going to be playing a couple of hours away! The Mets say Tebow has improved enough to warrant a minor league baseball promotion from Low-A with the Columbia Fireflies to High-A in St. Lucie, Florida. He’s spent his life surprising people so don’t count him out just yet. And one thing’s for sure, he’ll sell tickets. The Mets know that. Full story here.
What do you get when you take the guitar playing Robinson brother from The Black Crowes and add in a few other former Crowes members and some more musicians? You get Rich Robinson’s new project The Magpie Salute. The band’s debut album is out now. It has one studio recording, the rest done live and it has some pretty cool covers as well with a lot of the songs clocking in at over 7 minutes long. Rich and I discussed the album, the tour and more. Give a listen to the interview below and check out the video for their song “Omission” under that. After you listen to the interview if you email me at JoeRock@WMMO.com and tell me what 3 words you say as The Magpie Salute you’ll be entered to win tickets to see them at The House of Blues here in Orlando on October 28th. [if lt IE 9]><script>document.createElement('audio');</script>https://cmgwmmowmmo.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/6-19-17-wmmo-rich-robinson.mp3
I bought Little Steven’s first solo record “Men Without Women” when it came out in the early 80’s. There are only so many perfect albums but this was and remains one of them. For the first time in nearly twenty years Steven has released a new album. We recently discussed the album, touring, the difference between being a sideman in The E Street Band and a band leader for The Disciples Of Soul and more. Give a listen to what Steven had to say and check out a few tunes from the album as well. https://cmgwmmowmmo.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/wmmo-little-steven.mp3
What a beautiful house. Classy, even. Surprised that Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee would live in such a fine abode? Isn’t this the guy with the Jagermeister tap in his bar? I don’t think I’d allow parties in the backyard if I lived in that house. It’s just too spectacular. My favorite “room” in the house. And with that gorgeous L.A. weather…It would be hard to leave. Well, it can all be yours. The price has even been reduced by a million bucks. You can now own this mansion in Calabasas for the low, low price of…just about 5 million dollars. View the pictures and tell us which room is your favorite. PICTURES HERE.
May 30th 2017 Bob seger posted a video to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The posts all read “Rock n Roll Never Forgets…Stay Tuned.” The video sound track is a clip of Bob’s road song “Turn The Page” from his landmark album “Live Bullet”. Certain lines from the song flash across the screen amid pictures of Seger in concert from different points in his career. The lines that flash across the screen are “On the road again” and “Up on the stage”. They are followed by the ominous line “One last time” before the video ends on the Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band logo. I have seen Bob and The Silver Bullet Band many times over the years. If you’ve never seen them, trust me, you should. It will be sad to say goodbye if this is indeed a farewell tour but make no mistake, I will see them for sure. See the video below and decide for yourself if they are getting ready to say goodbye.
Billy Joel played Dodger Stadium in LA Saturday night and Axl Rose joined him for a couple songs. AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” has kind of become a staple in Billy Joel concerts. Billy doesn’t sing it, someone else comes out for that while he’s on guitar. This time that someone was Axl Rose. Considering Axl stepped in on tour last year with AC/DC when Brian Johnson was sidelined for hearing loss, Axl’s got this one down. That was all well and good… then he came back. During the encore, Axl returned for “Big Shot.” Judge for yourself with the videos below but I’m not sure I’m a fan. Granted the audio quality isn’t great, but it was so weird hearing Axl’s very distinctive voice on that one. Maybe it’ll grow on me… or not. What do you think?
Saturday May 20th George Thorogood is playing our Downtown Concert Series. It’s a free show but if you want to see George up close you can get VIP tickets here. You can get Buy One Get One Free on VIP tickets at Pep Boys, click here for which locations. I spoke to George about the show, his new acoustic album, Rock and Blues. Hear him talk about the Rock Party we’re gonna have below. Will you be there? [if lt IE 9]><script>document.createElement('audio');</script>https://cmgwmmowmmo.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/5-9-17-george-thorogood-edited.mp3
Bob Seger is a tried and true American rocker. He celebrates his birthday on May 6th. His fame really started to kick in with his “Live Bullet” album. So with that in mind I figured one of the best ways to say happy birthday to Bob was with some live tracks of his. Below are a number of live videos from different points in Seger’s career. Then the final video I just felt was appropriate on Bob’s birthday.
Wanna see how the other half lives? Or maybe you ARE the other half…in which case, you can make a bid for the penthouse Sting and wife Trudie Styler are selling for $56 million. It is said to be one of the world’s most powerful addresses – 15 Central Park West in New York City. The views are pretty spectacular and so is that kitchen – but $56 million? I’d rather have an estate in the country. Or buy a country ; ) See the spectacular pictures here.
Ever since Zeppelin said goodbye after John Bonham’s death in 1980 there has been rumors of reunions. In all these years the band has only played together 3 times. They played at Live Aid in 1985, The Atlantic Records 40th anniversary show in 1988 and the 2007 Celebration Day show in honor of Atlantic co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. So before we get to what started these most current rumors, lets acknowledge the fact that a reunion is unlikely at best. Now that we’ve said that on to the current state of things. If you visit RobertPlant.com right now you’ll see a cryptic message that reads “Any time now…”. Some people claim Robert, alleged lone holdout in a Zeppelin reunion, has accepted an offer to perform at Desert Trip 2017. Others say it is about a new album from Plant and his band The Sensational Space Shifters. Plant has always kept album details close to the vest so this could very well be what this is all about. No matter what, as soon as I get any concrete word on what the message means I’ll let you know.
Steven Tyler is a pretty lucky guy. But being the front guy for a kick ass band like Aerosmith isn’t all fun and games. Some times the paparazzi can be overwhelming. When that happens Steven knows he can rely on friends like the most successful woman in American open-wheel racing, Danica Patrick. Watch what I mean below. I wonder if I was out in LA if Danica would consider me famous enough lol.
Former Van Halen bassist, Michael Anthony shared his private pain with the world and is doing something to raise money for the Children’s Hospital in L.A. where his infant grandson came into and left the world… https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fmadanthonyscafe%2Fposts%2F1330497596985660&width=500