Archive for October 23rd, 2012

Justin Vernon Auctioning Off Custom Guitar Made From Whiskey Barrels

October 23rd, 2012
Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon recently teamed up with longtime instrument maker Gordy Bischoff to build a handcrafted custom guitar that is being auctioned off online to benefit the Confluence Community Arts Center in their hometown of Eau Claire Wisconsin Dubbed "The 1608" the guitar was made with original white...

Tony Bennett Courts Latin Music Stars for ‘Viva Duets’ Album

October 23rd, 2012
"I'm fortunate and blessed" says Tony Bennett of Viva Duets his just-released set featuring some of music's biggest Latin stars including Christina Aguilera on "Steppin' Out With My Baby"and Mexican superstar Vicente Fernandez on "Return to Me" Bennett isn't stopping there – he's already finished a back-to-basics LP and is planning...

Flashback: The Talking Heads Reunite for One Night Only

October 23rd, 2012
If you believe David Byrne the Talking Heads are never ever getting back together Their last tour chronicled in the 1984 film Stop Making Sense was pretty much impossible to top and Byrne is unwilling to try The other members grew so frustrated with the situation in 1996 they toured...

Playlist: Neil Young’s Top 20 Obscure Songs

October 23rd, 2012
This is shaping up to be an incredible year for Neil Young fans After eight long years Young reunited with Crazy Horse for the folk standards album Amerciana and a return to garage glory on Psychedelic Pill  We figured this was a good opportunity to look back at Young's lesser known...

Apple Unveils iPad Mini

October 23rd, 2012
Apple unveiled the new iPad mini today at a press event in San Diego California along with a new full-size iPad and iMac mini Reuters reports The new iPad mini comes with a 79-inch screen has a base price of $329 and will ship on November 2nd "Apple sensed early that...

Crosby, Stills & Nash Stage Their Classic Debut in New York

October 23rd, 2012
It's difficult to listen to Crosby Stills & Nash's 1969 debut with fresh ears Song for song it's one of the best debut albums in rock history but four decades of classic rock radio endless replays of the Woodstock movie reunion tours Time-Life Oldies But Goodies infomercials and campfire sing-alongs...

Neil Young Jams With Guns N’ Roses at Bridge School Benefit

October 23rd, 2012
Guns N' Roses were full of surprises at this year's Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View California They showed up on time to both nights of the charity show and on the second day they brought out Neil Young for an acoustic rendition of his 1970 classic "Don't Let It...

Taylor Swift Hosts ‘Red’ Listening Party in New York

October 23rd, 2012
On the evening of the release of her fourth album Red Taylor Swift pit-stopped at Manhattan's Skylight West to celebrate her partnership with Target for an exclusive deluxe edition that features three bonus studio cuts two original demos and an acoustic version of album opener "State of Grace" Throngs of select...

Mick Jagger to Co-Produce James Brown Biopic

October 23rd, 2012
Mick Jagger will join Brian Grazer to produce a long-awaited James Brown biopic that The Help writer and director Tate Taylor is in talks to direct Deadline reports  "It's a great honor to be involved with a project as rich as the story of the legendary James Brown" said Jagger "He was a mesmerizing performer with...

Lady Gaga: Mitt Romney ‘Surprisingly Weak’ in Final Debate

October 23rd, 2012
Lady Gaga was less than impressed with Mitt Romney's performance during last night's presidential debate In a Facebook post asking fans to share their thoughts on how Barack Obama and Romney fared the singer kicked off the conversation by expressing her own views "Thought Romney's foreign policy debate style was surprisingly...