Paul McCartney, Elton John and Prince were among those to add to their lengthy list of greatest hits in 2013.
“It’s true that in general the mainstream media tends to – and this is normal human nature – pay attention to bands that do well in New York or L.A. They end up getting more attention, because those are the media centers. But there’s a lot of area, what people call the ‘flyover states,’ and those people who live there love their rock and roll, and are loyal to their bands.”
One of the highlights of last week’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony came early in the night, as Randy Newman was joined by Tom Petty, Jackson Browne and John Fogerty for a rocking run through his hit “I Love L.A.”
More than thirty years into an incredible career, Stevie Nicks seems busier than ever. On April 2, there’s a documentary film on the making of her latest album, In Your Dreams. Two days later, Fleetwood Mac kick off their latest tour in Columbus, Ohio. A tour that follows-up her recent string of dates with Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players.
Grohl’s joy was on full display at his keynote speech today (March 14) at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, marking quite a contract between the jaded music industry insiders who tend to cram the streets of Austin during SXSW. Here are our 10 favorite moments from Grohl’s speech.
Considering he gets to hang with his idols all day, Dave Grohl has a pretty cool life. Most recently, he’s been playing shows with his Sound City Players, featuring Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Rick Springfield.
The soundtrack to Dave Grohl’s documentary Sound City is now streaming in its entirety on NPR, one week ahead of its scheduled release date.
Rock’s white-winged-dove, Stevie Nicks chronicles the recording of her 2011 solo album, In Your Dreams, in the documentary, also called In Your Dreams. Former Eurythmics legend, Dave Stewart produced the album at her home-studio, and also directed the documentary. The film will screen at Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest Interactive, Film, and Music Festival Thursday, March 4.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, currently on a whirlwind promotional blitz for his directorial debut, Sound City, is taking over the hosting chair from Chelsea Handler on her Chelsea Lately TV talk show on the E! network during GRAMMY Week.
“This Neve board, this… is not my world. Engineers who spend hours on the kick drum (sound)? Please! I would rather have a blood transfusion!” This is part of a rather unlikely conversation between Barry Manilow — perennially the least-hip singer — and head Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, who can seemingly get any rock legend on the phone.