Noel Gallagher got so drunk with Bono on tour that he tried to escape – NME

Noel Gallagher has spoken out about the recent experience of touring with U2 – revealing the true extent of their drunken antics and painful hangovers Source: Noel Gallagher got so drunk with Bono on tour that he tried to escape – NME Noel is a favourite of mine and a good songwriter. Bono I can take or leave. But this is too much. A couple of rich guys in their underwear arguing over which jet to fly to Paris on and “sweating lager” .

Cover and Tribute Bands in Dallas Don’t Have Licenses But They Have Great Careers | Dallas Observer

Source: Cover and Tribute Bands in Dallas Don’t Have Licenses But They Have Great Careers | Dallas Observer An almost coherent article or maybe it’s me. It does touch on licensing your cover or tribute act to play legally in a club. But basically, bottom line, is that bands doing tributes and covers are not making any money really, even, and/or especially, the touring ones. “Gunnstaks says there’s a difference between Beatlemania, a “high-dollar production with big-name producers,” and tributes such as Dallas’ Hard Night’s Day, which, its manager says, doesn’t have a license. These smaller, local acts may receive good pay relative to what most musicians make, but they aren’t raking in enough to make them worth suing, Gunnstaks says. “It’s particularly amusing when someone gets a star complex pretending to be somebody else.” – C. Luke Gunnstaks, musician and lawyer It’s also generally safer to perform music by people who are no longer living. “Dead folks are less likely to come after them cause they’re not in competition with them anymore,” Gunnstaks says. “The argument could be made that every Elvis impostor is actually helping Elvis’ estate by continuing to generate sales of original Elvis.” Acts like Kiss — which still performs in full regalia and will in Dallas tomorrow — often conclude that a good tribute band is beneficialContinue Reading

Living Colour: “Come On” – My Best of YouTube

AWSOME Performance by all. WE don’t die. More here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-living-colours-fervent-come-on-on-seth-meyers-w502481 Shade is Living Colour’s first new album in eight years; the LP was inspired by a Robert Johnson tribute performance in 2012. “I think the blues is overlooked in its complexity,” Reid told Rolling Stone. “We see it so much that we don’t even see it anymore, because the familiarity breeds a kind of conceptual contempt, you know? You stop hearing ‘hellhound on my trail …,’ and what that means. So we really wanted to try to reconnect with the existential aspect of what the blues is talking about.”

Back in 1982 I was dealing acid at Jim Morrison’s grave and that’s when I first met Vladimir Putin.

Source: Back in 1982 I was dealing acid at Jim Morrison’s grave and that’s when I first met Vladimir Putin. A few minutes after we dropped Vlad asked how long before the effects would kick in, and I said about half an hour or so. I said he’d feel a sort of rising sense of excitement at first – maybe a bit of loopiness of thought… “Okay,” he said, “then I want to tell you this now. Before.” “Alright.” “I shouldn’t tell you this at all, but I have to tell someone. And I know you will not speak a word of this to anyone. I just need you to know why all of this is so… difficult for me.” We’d left the apartment and were walking beside the Marne. He’d stopped and was leaning against the concrete balustrade, looking out over the river. There were a few people around, but nobody too close. “You see, this man I’m watching – they’re going to kill him. I don’t know how, or when, or even why… but I know he is going to be killed, and that I will be a part of his death. And that will be a first time for me, and I don’t know how I feel about it.” I said “Oh.” and just stood silently. ThereContinue Reading