Portraits of Famous Musicians by Ingrid Black

Today I am going to write more about art rather than about music. Namely I would like to write about Ingrid Black, about which I have learned from Bob Marley’s fan page at FaceBook.com. I have never heard of her and I believe she is not (hopefully yet) famous, because I couldn’t even find an information about her on Wikipedia.

I am not an art professional and can’t say much about her paintings. The only thing I can tell is that I like them. If you understand all that stuff about paining techniques and styles you are welcome to contribute in the comment section. I have found two sentences about her on a contemporary art website. They say she is an experimental and contemporary artist.

Actually she paints not only famous people. On Ingrid Black’s website I have found some landscapes and abstract ideas too. I know lots of people love that thing, so you can check up more of her paintings at IngridBlack.com.

I have added some of her works right here and if you click on the image you will be directed right to our store where you can purchase T-shirts, hats or hoodies on the person. And one more thing before I finish. If you too paint or draw famous rock musicians you are welcome to send us your artworks, we will gladly publish them on our blog. Yes, you can become famous with ShirtHunt.com!

Bob Marley

Madonna

Mick Jagger

john lennon

Screaming for Vengeance Special 30th Anniversary Edition to be Released on September 4

Judas Priest (formed in 1969), a heavy metal band from Birmingham, England announced a release of the expanded version of the album ‘Screaming for Vengeance’. First time the album was released on June 17 in 1982, then in 2001 a remastered CD version was released and now they have remastered the songs once again and included some bonus tracks.
Screaming for Vengeance

You, guys, should know the history of the album to dig why it is so important for Judas Priest Band. The thing is that it was a real commercial bomb. RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) labeled the album gold in 1982, platinum in 1983 and two-times platinum in 2001. Not bad, yeah?

The guys do their best to advertise the album wherever they can, so why not to help them. this album is a real good purchase for all Judas Priest fans. It too includes a live DVD film at US Festival Show, Can Bernardino in 1983. The festival was actually a celebration of new technologies to become part and partial of music, a so-called marriage of computer and people. Yes, in the past people used to go to the store to purchase music. 🙂

Judas Priest – Breaking the Law – ’83

Mick Jagger Turned 69 Yesterday! Happy Birthday Mick!

Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger, the founder of the Rolling Stones band celebrated his 69th birthday yesterday! He is not only a singer, songwriter and great musician but too an actor. He started acting in films in 1960, in 1985 he released his solo album called ‘She’s the Boss’ and in 2009 he joined SuperHeavy, an eclectic supergroup.

Happy Birthday Mick Jagger

While Mick is probably suffering from a hangout at the moment, let’s recollect more from his life.

Mick is a very cool guy in fact. In 2003 he was knighted, this is why he is actually a SIR. Just in case you don’t know: in Great Britain the knight the coolest guys for the personal achievements or great service to the country. So it is an exceptional honor.

Mick Jagger was born in a family of a teacher (father) and a hairdresser (mother), a middle class family Dartford, England. He had two younger brothers who were brought up to become teachers like their father.

So Mick was born in a ‘right’ family with ‘right’ parents and only God knows how he became a counterculture rock musician.

Anyway, I wish him the best of luck and never-ending inspiration for creating music.

I am also Including video of the Rolling Stones performing first time on MTV.

 

Radiohead’s ‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’ Was Covered by The Darkness

The Darkness, glam-rockers from Great Britain, Lowestoft, which was formed in 2000 recorded a cover version of the Radiohead’s ‘Street Spirit’ (Fade Out)’ which is now streaming online. It is the first studio-recorded cover of the band.

The first time when people heard the song was on Radiohead’s classic album ‘The Bends’ released in 1995. The song was released once again the next year; then it became a Top Five hit of the band.

The Darkness band places the song at live performances for couple of years already. Only now the studio version is scheduled to appear on ‘Hot Cakes’ album. Since yesterday you can hear ‘Street Spirit’ (Fade Out)’ song streaming at PitchFork.com.

Hot Cakes Album Cover

‘Hot Cakes’ is the first studio album of The Darkness since ‘One Way Ticket to Hell and Back’ album released in 2005. The album cover art is designed in honey colors. There are three syrup-daggled chicks wearing swimming suits. There is also a sign that the album is recorded in stereo. Probably guys believe there are bands which still record in mono [joking here].

‘Hot Cakes’ will be released on the 21st of August at Wind-Up Records. Tell me how good the album is if you are going to purchase one.

  • 01 Every Inch of You
  • 02 Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us
  • 03 With a Woman
  • 04 Keep Me Hangin’ On
  • 05 Living Each Day Blind
  • 06 Everybody Have a Good Time
  • 07 She Just a Girl, Eddie
  • 08 Forbidden Love
  • 09 Concrete
  • 10 Street Spirit (Fade Out)
  • 11 Love Is Not the Answer
  • 12 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Love (Acoustic Demo) [Bonus]
  • 13 Love Is Not the Answer (Acoustic Demo) [Bonus]
  • 14 Pat Pong Ladies (Demo Mix) [Bonus]
  • 15 Cannonball (Long Version) [Bonus]

Adding Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out) as a bonus video. Enjoy!

The New York Dolls Band’s Bio in a Nutshell

New York Dolls was formed in 1967. This hard rock band has New York roots. Their sound and visual style made a great influence on many glam rock bands in 80s. Today the band consists of five members: David Johansen (lead vocals), Brian Delaney (drums), Kenny Aaronson (bass guitar), Earl Slick (guitar) and Sylvain Sylvain who plays a guitar, bass and piano. The former members of the band are: Arthur Kane, Johnny Thunders, Billy Murcia, Rick Rivets, Jerry Nolan, Peter Jordan, Blackie Lawless, Chris Robinson, Tony Machine, Bobby Blaine, Steve Conte, Gary Powell, Sami Yaffa, Brian Koonin, Frank Infante, Jason Hill, Jason Sutter.

New York Dolls

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New York Dolls in 1973

The band recorded 4 demo albums, 5 studio albums, 6 live albums, 17 compilation albums and 7 singles from 1972 to 2006. In 1975 the process of break up began, when Thunders and Nolan left the band during Florida tour. The band’s line up underwent some changes, but in 1977 they were giving their final performances.

The band reunited in 2004 due to Morrissey who was a big fan of New York Dolls. It was him to reorganize the three remaining members together who performed at Meltdown Festival (London) that year. After the reunion the band recorded a Live EP and a DVD on ‘Attack’ label which belongs to Morrissey. The band also released a film ‘New York Doll’ which depicts Kate’s point of view on the band’s reunion.

On the 13th of July in 2004 Kate die of leukemia. The two survived members research for new members to tour and record new material.

Bonus video New York Dolls – Personality Crisis (1973)

Pearl Jam’s Fans in Missoula Wait for Hours to Buy Tickets

Pearl Jam T-shirts

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Back in June Pearl Jam accounted their show in Missoula which will take place on the 30th of September at University of Montana Adam’s Center. Well such behemoth rock bands don’t very often visit Missoula very often, but Jeff Ament (band’s bassist) was born in Montana. The last time the band from Seattle visited Missoula back in 2005.

 

Fans in Missoula were unlucky; they simply couldn’t purchase tickets online and were forced to do it in an old-fashioned way. They had to wait for many hours in line so great the need for tickets was.

Missoula

When the Adams Center opened there were more than 100 Pearl Jam fans waiting for their chance to get additional 1100 tickets.

The rush is really great. People got ready for a day-long waiting and the place now resembles camping with tourists. They camp for many hours. One woman was even reading up for her exam she is taking in couple of days.

It is always pleasant to see such a great devotion to the band and its music. For me Pearl Jam is a really great fan and I have two T-shirts in my collections. If you want to honor the band too, you can check up Pearl Jam clothing collection available at our store.

Plus, as always a well-known but really great video: Pearl Jam ‘Black’ (Love Pearformance).

Bon Jovi Will not be an American Idol Next Season Judge

After the owner of one of the sexiest asses on the pop stage Jennifer Lopez suggested that Jon Bon Jovi would be a great successor to her at American Idol show, lots of people believed this would happen. Snooks!

Bon Jovi and JLO

Image: TMZ.com

Jon’s friends and online sources which are very close to the singer say he is too busy to take part in that. They say he is too busy with other projects, his new album and a huge tour to come soon, as reported at TMZ.

The rumor started when Jennifer said she would love to see someone like Jon, Bono or Mick Jagger to ABC News. She had been judging at American Idol for two years and now she wants to make a pause.

I have check Jon’s website’s new section and there is not a single word about American Idol show or JLO. So we are all awaiting his new great tour and new album but not sitting in old Jennifer’s seat.

To crown it all I want to add ‘Its My Life’ video. I know you have seen it thousands of times, but do watch it once again.

3 Best-selling Nirvana T-shirts at Our Store

Yesterday I wrote about ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and his huge drumsticks, today I am will feature top 3 Nirvana T-shirts available at our store. These are tees that you purchase most often and there is a sound reason for that which I will try to explain.

Nirvana Nevermind T-shirt

Nirvana Nevermind T ShirtThis tee is actually the best selling item of the entire Nirvana collection. Nevemind is the second studio album of the band. It was released on the 24th of September in 1991. ‘Nevermaind’ became a real commercial hit, primary due to ‘Smells Like a Teen Spirit’, the songs which I still listen to from time to time. The album even replaced Micheal Jackson’s ‘Dangerous’ in the Billboard charts in 1992.

Nirvana Smile Tee

Nirvana Smiley T ShirtPersonally I know people who were this type of shirt but don’t even listen to Nirvana and for me the reason is obvious – the smiley T-shirt look cool, so why not? I search Internet to find anything about logo history and the only thing I found that the Nirvana’s logo was created under the influence of an emblem of a strip club in Seattle called “Lusty Lady”.

Nirvana Come as You Are T-shirt

Nirvana Come as You Are T Shirt‘Come as You Are’ song was written by Kurn Cobain for the ‘Nirvanmind’ album. The song was recorded at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California and extremely quickly. Kurt needed only three takes to record guitar solo and two takes to record vocals. During the vocals recording Kurt accidentally sang “… and I don’t have a gun’ too early after the guitar solo. They decided the mistake sounded cool and kept it in the final recording.

Plus some videos for you =)
Nirvana – Come As You Are

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

World’s Largest Drumsticks Belong to Dave Grohl

David Eric “Dave” Grohl is known as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, lead vocalist of Foo Fighters and the drummer of the Nirvana band. He is too a co-founder of rock band Them Crooked Vultures and the number of side projects of minor importance.
Worlds Largest Drumsticks

In fact it is not Dave who owns the giant sticks, but his native town Warren, Ohio, where recently a status of two 900-poud drum stick was unveiled. Rolling Stone reports that these sticks were certified as the largest in the world by Guiness Book of Records.

The huge sticks will be on public display until September at Warren Amphitheater, then they tocated to Dave Grohl Alley. According to Rolling Stone, Dave was born in Warren but lived there only couple of years. When he was a child, his family moved to Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C.

You can see the huge drumsticks being crafted on the video I am embedding here too.

Worlds Largest Drumsticks David Grohl alley Warren, Ohio

Slash, Ex Guitarist of Guns N’ Roses Was Honored with a Hollywood Star (+Video)

Slash on the Walk of Fame

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Saul Hudson, also known as Slash, was born on the 23rd of July in 1965. He is a guitarist and a songwriter. Although, he is best known as a guitarist of the Guns N’ Roses band, he too performed in Velvet Underground. He sold over 100 million albums being a part of these two bands and recently has released he solo album called ‘Apocalyptic Love’, which was number 4 on the Billboard top 200.

Last Tuesday Slash got a Hollywood Walk of Face star. His first fans were visitors of nightclubs in Los Angeles Sunset Strip, but the star seems to be really fitting him. 🙂 Slash was a part of the Hollywood factory for a rather long time and admitted that the start was a really great honor for him: “And so I want to thank everybody for this; it’s unbelievable” he said at the ceremony.

Finally if you don’t know… The Hollywood Walk of Fame consists of 2,400 five-pointed stars which are made of terrazzo and brass. It occupies the territory of 15 blocks of Vine Street and Hollywood Boulevard. The stars divided into five categories: motion pictures, broadcast television, audio records/music, broadcast radio and theatre. Each of the categories has a special emblem.

There is too a so called ‘special category’ where you can find stars to corporate entities and service organizations. The stars of this category are located separately from the others on a private territory.