Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New Music From Rik Emmett And Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson.

Rik Emmett is joined by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson on “Human Race”, a track from the former Triumph frontman’s forthcoming album, “RES9”.
“When Rik asked me to play on his new album, I didn’t hesitate for a second,” explains Lifeson. “He’s the consummate musician, a wonderful guitarist, and a terrific person, and it’s always my pleasure to work with him any chance I can get.
Due November 11th, the project by Emmett and his touring band Resolution 9 – featuring guitarist Dave Dunlop, bassist Steve Skingley and drummer Paul DeLong – delivers new music with the help of guest appearances by Lifeson, Dream Theater’s James LaBrie and a reunion with Triumph members Mike Levine and Gil Moore.
~Graham

A “flametal” take on the Foo Fighter’s ‘The Pretender’

Photo via http://www.spanishguitarplayer.com/

L.A. Musician Ben Woods has a style all his own called ‘Flametal’ – a fusion of Flamenco and Heavy Metal. His band is called Heavy Mellow and they have a bunch of rock/metal covers on their website.

Example, they covered The Foo Fighters ‘The Pretender’ and it’s stellar!

He was recently featured in Classical Guitar Session. You can learn more about him here.

~Megan

Life-size Bronze Statue of Glenn Frey Installed In Winslow, Arizona

KSLX radio personalities pose with the Glenn Frey statue they helped fund.

A life-sized bronze statue of late musician Glenn Frey of the Eagles has been installed in the “Standing On The Corner” Park in Winslow, Arizona.

It joins the statue that many feel looks like Jackson Browne that has stood in the city’s downtown area since the late 1990s. Browne and Frey co-wrote the Eagles’ song Take it Easy in 1972 that included the lyric “standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.”

Two radio personalities from Phoenix radio station KSL, Mark Devine and Paul “NeanderPaul” Marshall, helped fund the $22,000 Frey statue.

The late Glenn Frey said in a 2003 interview that Jackson Browne came up with the Winslow line after getting stranded there once. Frey was stumped on how to finish the verse. Frey suggested the flatbed Ford line, and it clicked.

Shops around the Winslow park sell Eagles T-shirts, magnets and mugs depicting the hit song and its lyrics.

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Cliff’s Call, September 27 – Helping People That Made Bad Choices In The Drug World.

Pretenders Unleash New Video For Holy Commotion!

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Not too long ago, I told you about the new Pretenders album, which was produced by The Black KeysDan Auerbach.  It’s the first new material from the Pretenders since Break Up The Concrete arrived eight years ago, and is scheduled for release Friday October 21.  Holy Commotion! was the first music released from the new album, and now we have a quirky, inventive, multimedia-heavy video to accompany it:

Love, Dr. Scott James
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New Metallica.

Metallica has released a music video for “Moth Into Flame,” the second song to emerge from the band’s upcoming 10th studio album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is due out November 18th and contains a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music spread out over two discs.

Instead of a previously announced bonus disc of demos, the deluxe edition of the album will now feature a number of cover tunes that the band has recorded over the past few years, including a medley of Ronnie James Dio songs, Iron Maiden’s “Remember Tomorrow” and Deep Purple’s “When A Blind Man Cries.

Lars Ulrich On Goals For Hardwired:

Metallica will play a special intimate show at Webster Hall in New York City on Tuesday (September 27th). The band will then appear at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California on October 22nd and October 23rd.

~Graham

Win Your Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Tickets From Scott James On The Return Of Macwood Fleet

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Mick Fleetwood‘s legendary blues band comes to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium this Sunday, and Mr. Q has given me some tickets to give to you.

Join me for Macwood Fleet this week (Monday September 26 through Friday September 30) at 140pm.  I’ll play you a snippet of a Fleetwood Mac song backwards, and if you can tell me what the song is, I’ll get you fixed up with a pair of tickets.

Love, Dr. Scott James
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Music Obit: Buckwheat Zydeco, Legendary Louisiana Accordionist

Getty Images of Buckwheat Zydeco, Jan. 25, 1992.

The Louisiana musician who introduced zydeco music to the world has died. Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. of Buckwheat Zydeco, was 68.

Dural died Sept. 24. He had suffered from lung cancer.

He gained fame by introducing zydeco music to the world. Dural took the music mainstream, opening for U2 on their Joshua Tree Tour (1987) and Eric Clapton on his 1988 North America Tour (Sept. 28 Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver).

As even more doors opened, Buckwheat found himself sharing stages and/or recording with Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Paul Simon, Ry Cooder, and many others. Buckwheat Zydeco also played at former President Bill Clinton’s inauguration and the 1996 Olympics closing ceremony in Atlanta.

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September 26 – The Royal Visit.

September 23 – Congratulations Bob!

September 13 – Coming Soon To The QMS, Trout Tuesday.

September 12 – Commmmon Port Angeles Lefties! Get Your Own Mascot idea!

September 9 – That’s a lot o’ pennies.

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The Q!’s Rock ‘N Roll bingo is underway! caller #25 on the cue to call gets a bingo card! full details here.
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 From Monday, September 26th to Friday, September 30th win tickets to MAMMA MIA! At the Royal Theatre plus get an entry into our G.P.D for a pair of VIP tickets to Opening Night and invite for 2 to the CAST AND CREW Farewell Party!
Play “Abba-Cadabra” at 7:15AM daily to win.
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From Monday, September 26th to Friday, September 30th vanquish Ed’s Polka Monster (ok, no need to vanquish, just be on Ed’s Polka Monster) at 8:15AM and we will hook you up with tickets to The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band!
Mick Fleetwood [Neilson Barnard/Getty]
Fridays at 8:40am, get into our pool to win the lottery. Good luck to the Q! 9 in the Saturday, September 24th draw!

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The royal denial.