Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on the 20th of July in 1969. On that day the entire world stood still, because it was the first mission with a human on board. Neil Armstrong was honored to lead the mission.
The event was broadcasted to approximately 600 million of people all over the world. BBC1, BBC2 and ITV covered the covered a 8-day mission and Pink Floyd were performing during it. David Gilmour was extremely excited to perform live and be a part of an event which was of great importance to the humanity. He was 23 then.
Though, I am sure it was Neil who was more excited than even David, because it was him to make the very first step on the Moon.
Michael Collins had to wait for long 15 hours in lunar orbit for Armstrong and Aldrin to return. All three astronauts returned to Earth in safety after being in Space for 8 days.
Lady Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), a 26-year-old American singer and songwriter tweeted today a photo of hers, where she shows he new hair color, which she calls “Louis Vuitton brown.”
She left only one streak of blog hair: “Im gonna leave one streak of bad by my left ear. Lady when its down, and Gaga when its up. could we belong together?” In couple of hours, though, there was another tweet of hers, that she was to get rid of the streak just to look more like a ‘purist’.
If you check he twitter account, you will see that she receives lots of tweets/question about how to get this color.
The Rolling Stones band decided to mark their 50th anniversary by creating a special exhibition which opened on the 13th of July (2012) at Somerset House, London. This is more than just an ordinary exhibition because it covers the half of the century. It is full of never-seen-before backstage photos and other interesting things. It is really great event for Rolling Stones fans, old and young.
The London’s exhibition covers the entire career of Mick Jagger and the folk from the very beginning: how the wrote music, how they recorded album and how they toured. During 50 years the Rolling Stones band produced 60 albums (studio and live) and recorded over 100 singles. The exhibition exposes 70 prints of the band: contact sheets, studio sessions, outtakes and reportage photography.
Every visitor of the Rolling Stones exhibition in London will have a rare chance to see different types of photos which document the growth of the band. There are lots of photos taken at small blues pubs and large stadium and the majority of which are photos which were not publicly displayed before.
Finally, the exhibition is FREE! So you can buy a ticket to London and see the history of the Rolling Stones band with your own eyes.
Mick and Keith take a tour of The Rolling Stones: 50 (Video)
Today I woke up and turned on Johnny Cash. Who knows, maybe it is might seem weird to start a Friday morning with such songs as ‘Hurt’, who knows maybe I should have listed to something like Blink 182 or Nirvana, but I felt like Johnny flowing into my ears so why not.
The song actually made me think a lot about the life itself, especially about how full my life is and how many of my time I have already wasted for nothing. LOL, I guess I am getting old.
Actually Johnny Cash didn’t write “Hurt”, this song was written by Trent Reznor for ‘The Downward Spiral’ album of the Nine Inch Nails band. The album was released in 1994 and the song was nominated Grammy for Best Rock Song in 1996.
The song was the last release of Johnny Cash before his death. The great singer, songwriter and actor died at British Hospital in Nashville on September, 12, in 2003, in less than 4 months after his wife’s death. His death was caused by complications of diabetes, besides he suffered heavily the death of his wife, which too worsened his wealth.
John R. “Johnny” Cash, born on February, 26, in 1932, was one of the most influential musicians in the 20th century. He is best known as a country musician, but he was included into three Halls of Fame: country, rock and roll and gospel. Thanks to Johnny Cash for this special Friday morning and have a great weekend you all!
Jimi Hendrix got his first guitar at the age of 15. It was purchase from his father’s acquaintance for $5. Before it young Jimi practiced playing ukulele, which was found in a garage. Ukulele (or uke) is a string instrument from guitar family with four courses of strings.
Jimi Hendrix was listening to Elvis Presley’s songs on the radio and spent many hours to learn guitar parts and to follow them with a one-string guitar. All parts were learnt by ear, not notes or guitar chords were available to him.
They the Jimi Hendrix played guitar for 7 hours a day, he grabbed tips of more experienced guitarists and listen to his father’s blues records all the time. Muddy Waters, Howlin; Woolf, Robert Johnson and B.B. King were among the artists which influenced a lot Jimi and his music tastes.
Supro Ozark 1560 S was the first electric guitar of Jimi Hendrix purchased in 1958 from Myers Music shop. The guitar was without an amplifier, thought. Jimi mastered different styles of playing, like playing behind the back and ‘duck walk’ and participated in different bands.
I found this news on the MTV Website, where the article is full of info which is not necessary. So I have picked up only what you would like to know and missed ‘blah blah blah’ which is not worth of your attention.
Today (August, 15) the Green Day band is going to premiere their new video “Oh Love” on MTV and you will be able to see at 7.49 p.m.. Billie Joe, Tre and Mike are going to answer questions submitted by fans during 30 minutes.
Another thing that I bet it will be interesting to learn is that they are going to perform at MTV video awards. Before Pink, Alicia Keys and One Direction were too performing at the show. For Green Day it will be the 5th time, this time on the 6th of September at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Only one star took stage there more times (seven) and that was Madonna.
Every single Depeche Mode’s fan is interested in when the band is going to release its new album.
According to Clash Magazine Depeche Mode is going to release the 12th studio album text year (2013). Nobody knows the when exactly we will be able to purchase it, but they plan launch it in spring. As far as it is known, the band has already recorded twenty songs.
Christoffer Berg is the albums producer, he was also working with Fever Ray and the Knife records. In may Dave Gahan in his interview to the Clash said that the album was sure to be ready by the end of the year.
The Depeche Mode band, formed in 1980 in Basildon, is almost 30 years together and during this time the line up didn’t undergo great changes. The band has only two former members: Vince Clarke (1980-1981) and Alan Wilder (1982-1995).
The music instead did transform to something different, as promised by the band members. Dave says some ‘bluesy’ influences will be present album to come up.
So the guys from Slipknot have been advertising their fest for rather long time via FaceBook and numerous of other sources. Knotfest is the first annual metal event which would be lasting for two days: the tour dates are 18th and 19th of August.
So what are the ticket prices?
Tickets for Knotfest 2012 cost from $25. As far as I know cheapest tickets are not available already. There are also several VIP offerings for people who want and can afford more then standard admission ticket. You can learn more about VIP nation program here.
Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid America Motorplex – the first day
Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN @ Somerset Amphitheater – the second day
August, 18 (Friday)
Lamb of God
August, 19 (Saturday)
Lamb of God
Dillinger Escape Plan
Ready spend more on your ticket for Knotfest? VIP guest will get the following:
A bar with drinks
Lounge from which you will be able to see the stage
Meals and parking
Hugs and Kisses from the band members
So, this is all folks, for now. If I made a mistake in any piece of info provided, please let me know in the comment section. I will correct it immediately.
(GANNETT PHOTO NETWORK) Bob Dylan live. (Gannett News Service photo by P.G. Brunelli)
It was officially stated on BobDylan.com (the official site of the singer) that Bob Dylan is going to help reopen the theatre in Westchester. Also he is going to give a live performance at Port Chest landmark on September 4, which was recently refurbished. The tickets will become available for sale on Friday at 10 a.m. You too will be able to purchase re-sale tickets right at Bob’s website beginning from Monday.
The Cap has only 1 800 seats available, so it becomes one of the most intimate places to see the legend. I presume the tickets will fly. The admission to the Dylan’s performance is 18 and older.
The Cap was in a really bad condition and it was Peter Shapiro who invested $2 million to restore its hall. The hall actually was used by Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin as a rehearsal base before touring.
To crown that all, I would like to say Bob Dylan has a really busy tour schedule in the United States and Canada. All the details can be found on his FaceBook page. Check up if he is going to be in your city.
The legendary band Kiss will release the 20th studio album called ‘Monster’. Its name was confirmed by the band’s official website. ‘Monster’ is highly expected my millions album; it is scheduled for released on the 16th of October. It was recorded at Conway Recording Studios and produced by Paul Stanley and Greg Collins.
Kiss Monster Album Cover
Tommy Thayer, the lead guitarist of the band, in his interview said that the sound of Monster will be a bit heavier that of Sonic Boom. It is also known that the album will have a sound similar to Kiss’s first albums. The band says it will be “meat and potatoes” and “straight ahead rock n roll album”.
Kiss have already released the first single “Hell or Hallelujah” in June, which is available on YouTube.com and here in this post too. It was already positively welcomed by fans and critics. It has already taken the first position in iTunes Top Rock Chart.
Today the track listing of the Kiss Monster album is already known and you can find it below.