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45 Days to Christmas

Not a time I am looking forward to, nevertheless, here is someting to scare the kids.

Dylan as Santa!!!!

Buy Bob Dylan’s “Christmas In The Heart” album HERE

Bob Dylan’s new album of holiday songs, Christmas In The Heart will see royalties from sales of the recordings donated to Feeding America as well as two international charities providing millions of meals for people in need in the US, UK and developing world during this year’s holiday season and beyond. Christmas In The Heart will be the 47th album from Bob Dylan, and follows his worldwide chart-topping Together Through Life, released earlier in the year. Songs performed by Dylan on Christmas In The Heart include, “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “Must Be Santa.” (Video Above)

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Video | , | 2 Comments

Bad Company

WITH LAST MONTH’S Mott The Hoople dates and a looming UK tour with Bad Company, guitarist Mick Ralphs must feel like his life is flashing before his eyes.

Yet he looked hale enough at a recent showcase gig at the West End’s enduringly naff Hard Rock Café venue, as the three surviving members of the original Bad Company line-up played acoustic versions of some of their finest songs.

As they ripped gleefully into Feel Like Makin’ Love, Shooting Star, Seagull and Do Right By Your Woman, Rodgers flexed every fibre of the gritty soulfolkrock instrument on which his reputation is made. The anthemic weight of these numbers had my companion exclaiming: “Bon Jovi are their fault!”

Between 1974 and 1977, Bad Co were the fourth-biggest British rock band in the world, back when such distinctions meant something. Compiled after the break-up of Free and Mott threw Rodgers and Ralphs together, along with Free drummer Simon Kirke and ex-King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell, the group’s uncomplicated heavy blues attack was an instant phenomenon, with Can’t Get Enough a Stateside Number 1 and their self-titled debut album, released on Led Zeppelin‘s Swan Song label, one of the decade’s biggest sellers.

The tour kicks off at the Birmingham LG Arena on April 1 with the final show on April 11 at Wembley Arena – the first Wembley Arena concert appearance in the history of the band. Support comes from the Joe Perry Project.

The gigs follows a one-off show last August at the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, which Rodgers admitted had been partly booked to reassert the group’s rights over their name. Too long a hiatus between bouts of touring can make even big-name acts vulnerable to any old bunch of parvenus wishing to gig under, say, the Bad Company moniker.

“By doing this one-night stand with Bad Company, we will be cementing our right to the trademark ‘Bad Company’ for touring,” Rodgers told Billboard last year, “and anyone who attempts to challenge us and tour misusing our trademark and mislead the fans will be liable to legal action.”

Rodgers says their reasons for reconvening on British soil were rather more touchy-feely: “It’s in response to feedback from the UK, saying, What about us?” Rhythm guitar duties will be handled by Heart‘s Howard Lees while Lynn Sorensen from Rodgers’ solo band fills the late Burrell’s shoes on bass. A member of today’s audience, putting a question in the Q&A section of the event, volunteered his own services: “I work for the NHS,” he revealed, “so I’m dirt cheap.”

The offer was politely declined.


“Bad Company” – Bad Company

To buy the music of bad Company click HERE

November 19, 2009 Posted by | New News, Old Music, Video | | 1 Comment


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