David Lee Roth reminiscences about wrestling and the parallels to his own persona on stage. It’s all about the show and the biggest show stopper on stage is perhaps David Lee Roth. He mentions wrestling greats Bruno Sammartino, Gorgeous George, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage and The Undertaker. Since Van Halen’s hiatus David is sharing with the world a wealth of information about himself and the industry of entertainment found in wrestling. Shawn Michaels is wrestling’s answer to David Lee Roth when you really look at it. Diamond Dave is a great wrestling name as is Diamond Dallas.
What’s the buzz about? Tame Impala are several species of small furry animals from down under that gathered together in a cave and grooved with a guitar pick.
If Jim Morrison was the door, then Ray Manzarek was the hinge that held the door. Ray Manzarek was the true voice of the Doors. That faithful day on meeting on Venice Beach in 1965 has come full circle for the two film students that would eventually set the world afire. I was saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. They took us on a Moonlight Drive. The music will never be over as long as there is a device that will churn Ray’s haunting organ serenade into sweet oblivion. Let’s climb through the tide and surrender to the waiting worlds.
“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.
Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, passed away today at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.
Manzarek is best known for his work with The Doors who formed in 1965 when Manzarek had a chance encounter on Venice Beach with poet Jim Morrison. The Doors went on to become one of the most controversial rock acts of the 1960s, selling more than 100-million albums worldwide, and receiving 19 Gold, 14 Platinum and five multi-Platinum albums in the U.S. alone. “L.A.Woman,” “Break On Through to the Other Side,” “The End,” “Hello, I Love You,” and “Light My Fire” were just some of the band’s iconic and ground-breaking songs. After Morrison’s death in 1971, Manzarek went on to become a best-selling author, and a Grammy-nominated recording artist in his own right. In 2002, he revitalized his touring career with Doors’ guitarist and long-time collaborator, Robby Krieger.
“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today,” said Krieger. “I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.”
Manzarek is survived by his wife Dorothy, brothers Rick and James Manczarek, son Pablo Manzarek, Pablo’s wife Sharmin and their three children Noah, Apollo and Camille. Funeral arrangements are pending. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please make a memoriam donation in Ray Manzarek’s name at www.standup2cancer.org
This short film, directed by Brian Billow, chronicles the completely fictitious story of the song’s inspiration. The Peter Criss character’s dialogue stays true to the song’s lyrics.
The Doors are trying to reach new audiences that will continue to the fuel the various factions of The Doors’ estate. Behold, The Doors App. Everything you aver wanted to know about The Doors with a single tap and swipe at your finger tips. Being a Doors connoisseur I feel a bit cheated here. Since they are my favorite band, I will give them a pass. This is for newbies. Serious fans will not enjoy this experience.
Conceived by Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, who signed the Doors to the label in 1965, the app was developed with the participation of band members John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, and the estate of the estate of Jim Morrison. Described as “an unprecedented immersive experience,” it features interactive content, unpublished photos and artwork, rare videos, music and more.
I could have sworn I heard that song before. Likely you did. Sounds Just Like does exactly that. The site pairs songs side by side and compares the familiar sounds of each song.
I am a very big Deep Purple fan. After The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple is one of the old guard rock bands still touring. There is no mistaking the latest lineup as Ian Gillan’s band. True fans of the band know the turmoil of character conflicts from past lineups. The common theme running through the new Deep Purple album is time. Ian Gillan is no longer that Child in Time that screamed for a youthful 70′s generation. He is closing now on his 70′s. Now What?! is a bit slower than other Deep Purple offerings.
The best way to describe this album is what if Ian Gillan joined Emerson, Lake and Palmer in 2013. The album has spurts of brilliance but you will not find any classics out of this album. It will feed the appetite of the Purple fan, but leave others hungry for a bit more meat on their bone. As dinosaur music goes, the boys can still rock with the best of them. I hate the cover image. Guess they had to cut back on expenses. Deep Purple are now at the crossroads that many bands their age have to realize that maybe it is better to hang it up.
Every fireball eventually burns out. You’re racing like a fireball dancing like a ghost. Deep Purple is now a ghost of their former selves.
There was a time when music played a significant role in movies. The soundtrack and Hollywood are natural companions. Mojo magazine has a nifty collection of soundtrack music and a list of the best 100 greatest film music. Some well known movies and some cult movies make it on this list. The magazine is worth getting just for the CD.
THE 100 GREATEST MUSIC FILMS EVER: From The Girl Can’t Help It to Searching For Sugar Man, via The Beatles, The Blues Brothers and Brian Jonestown Massacre – and with close-ups on Bowie’s barmy Cracked Actor, Dylan’s cranked-up Dont Look Back, and more – MOJO celebrates 100 mind-blowing melds of music and moving image.
Iggy Pop has re-invented himself many times as a recording artist since the late sixties. At one time he was regarded as the replacement for Jim Morrison for the Doors. Living the lifestyle of Jim Morrison did not land him that gig. Legend has it that Iggy Pop asked permission from Moe Howard, the last surviving member of the Three Stooges to use the name Stooges. Iggy Pop and the Stooges were always about raw power. Ready To Die is their new offering and it does not miss a beat from their first albums. I don’t think they are ready to die yet, the Stooges still have more vigor than most punk bands in the past forty years. Iggy might just get himself in hot water for the image on his new offering. Strapped with dynamite with a sharpshooting gun aimed at him might be a metaphor for his career but many might see a different view due to recent terrorist happenings as of late.
“Williamson, 63, and Iggy Pop, 66, have done the improbable and made a new record. Ready to Die, out April 30, may not stand up to the intensity of so much other punk music made in the last four decades, but it’s a fun romp. With humor intact and the guitar loud, Ready to Die — from its rockers to its surprisingly reflective ballads — ought to have Pop, Williamson, original drummer Scott Asheton and Mike Watt (filling in for the late Ron Asheton on bass) feeling awfully proud.”-via NPR
“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?” —Nietzsche
Download free high resolution vintage posters. Pick from advertising, travel, animals, nature, movies, circus, western cowboys, military, food, art design and sports.
Talk about cornering the market. At We Buy White Albums there is only one album available. Rutherford Chang buys only the White Album from the Beatles. There are 3 million copies of the original pressing in the world. He has collected over 650. They come in all conditions, from poor to excellent. There are no plans to setup shop across the street for a We Buy Black Albums from Metallica.(video)
I collect numbered copies of the White Album in any condition. In fact I often find the “poorer” condition albums more interesting.
Elvis Presley’s earliest signature can be traced to 1948 when he checked out, The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson for Young Readers, from his local library. The library card fetched 7,500 at an auction this summer. Education does pay.