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.
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.
Cliff’s Call, September 27 – Helping People That Made Bad Choices In The Drug World.
Not too long ago, I told you about the new Pretenders album, which was produced by The Black Keys‘ Dan 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:
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.
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.