Saturday, October 01, 2005

ZZ Top Tour Dates for October, November


TUE 4 - ALPINE, CA - Viejas Concerts in the Park

WED 5 - FRESNO, CA - Big Fresno Fair

SAT 8 - GOLDENDALE, WA - Maryhill Winery

SUN 9 - JACKPOT, NV - Cactus Pete’s Resort and Casino

TUE 11 - OREM, UT - Valley State College


FRI 14 - KANSAS CITY, MO - Ameristar Casino and Hotel

TUE 18 - HOLLYWOOD, FL - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

THU 20 - CLEARWATER, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall

FRI 21 - FT. MYERS, FL - Centennial Park

SAT 22 - DAYTONA, FL - Biketoberfest

FRI 28/29 - CHARENTON, LA - Cypress Bayou Pavilion


THU 3 - TUCSON, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre

FRI 4 - PHOENIX, AZ - Arizona State Fair

MORE NOVEMBER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED - Click here for more info.

More New Release Gotta Haves

Coming out October 25th or thereabouts:

Mastercuts Presents Sly & The Family Stone Released by Mastercuts. Sly doesn't get enough airplay if you ask me.

Know, I know you might think "Johnny Rivers"? What's that chick on?" But I like like the guy and he puts on one heck of a concert. Check out And I Know You Wanna Dance/Whisky a Go-Go Revisited Kudos for Beat Goes On for releasing more of my favorite Secret Agent Man.

For you Marshall Crenshaw fans here's some great stuff: Field Day, Downtown, Mary Jean & 9 Others, courtesy of Wounded Bird.

Strawberry Alarm Clock? Really, I'm sane. But who can forget Incense and Peppermints? (I even remember that on the B-side was The Birdman of Alkatrash!) Courtesy of Collectors' Choice Music we have Wake Up...It's Tomorrow, Good Morning Starshine and World in a Seashell.

Friday, September 30, 2005

New Release Gotta Haves


Old School Cruzin' with Earth, Wind & Fire. Yeah, I know some people don't put them with classic rock, but I love Earth, Wind & Fire, so I'm listing it! Same with Gimme Some Lovin' and Other Hits by the Blues Brothers. (Oh, Elwoood...)

Working Class Hero: The Definitive Lennon has been getting mixed reviews; I'll give my two cents after I listen to it.

Classic Interviews, Kiss. Do you think Terry Grossis on it?

DVD and CD sets of Cream's Royal Albert Hall: London May 2, 3, 5 & 6, 2005are being released by Rhino. (I am counting the minutes...) Just as cool, 1968 Cream's farewell concert is also being released.

Pink Floyd's The Wall 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Double DVD and Book Set is coming out at the same time as the Cream's reunion sets. That's gonna lighten a few wallets!


If you like the Grateful Dead, you'll love this: Ladder To The Stars: Garcia Plays Dylan. It includes cuts from the Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, and Legion Of Mary.

Madacy is putting an series called Rock Breakout Years. It's not all classic rock obviously, but talk about nostalgia! It begins in 1960 with Connie Frances and ends in 1989 with Michael Bolton. (I cannot believe I typed Michael Bolton. Damn - I did it again!)

1960 Connie Francis
1961 Roy Orbison
1962 Rick Nelson
1963 The Beach Boys
1967 The Grass Roots
1968 Gary Puckett & Union Gap
1969 Blood Sweat and Tears
1969 Tommy James and the Shondells
1971 Tod Stewart
1973 Steve Miller
1974 Bachman-Turner Overdrive's
1976 Bob Seger
1977 Boz Scaggs
1978 Eddie Money
1979 Cheap Trick
1980 Björn Fogelberg
1981 REO Speedwagon
1982 J. Geils Band
1982 Toto
1983 Culture Club
1983 Men at Work
1984 Cyndi Lauper
1985 Glenn Frey
1985 Loverboy
1987 Whitesnake
1988 Great White
1989 Michael Bolton


Concert for Bangladesh (can it really have been 34 years ago?) at Madison Square Garden will be released for on DVD on the 24th. The sound has been remasters and there's new footage so it should be really great. I really miss George Harrison.

Aerosmith's Rockin' The Joint! OK, technically they already did in Las Vegas in 2002, but the CD/DVD is now being released on the 24th. To promote the release, Aerosmith is touring with Lenny Kravitz starting October 30. To get all the tour dates check the Aerosmith site here, or the Lenny Kravitz site here.

Queen & Paul Rodgers Tour Dates

Oh, how I wish I could make it to the Meadowlands. I picked a bad time to move to Nashville. If you are in Japan, how I so envy you - six shows! I hope next year they tour again. I will move Heaven and Earth to get there.

If you go, please drop me line and let me know!

October 8 (Sat) – Aruba, 2005 Aruba Music Festival

October 16 (Sun) - East Rutherford, NJ, Continental Airlines Arena (The Meadowlands)

October 22 (Sat) - Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl

October 26 (Wed) - Tokyo, Saitama Super Arena
October 27 (Thurs) - Tokyo, Saitama Super Arena

October 29 (Sat) - Yokohama,Yokohama Arena
October 30 (Sun) - Yokohama,Yokohama Arena

November 1 (Tues) - Nagoya, The Dome

November 3 (Thurs) - Fukuoka, The Dome