Video: “The Ghost Of Tom Joad” by Junip f/ Jose Gonzalez

Posted by The G on June 12, 2010 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

Video by G.

On June 10, 2010, Jose Gonzalez’ band Junip covered Bruce Springsteen’s “the Ghost of Tom Joad,” at the Bowery Ballroom in New York and I was there to capture most of it  🙂


Lady Gaga, Sting, Bruce Springsteen and Elton John at Carnegie Hall

Posted by The G on May 13, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by special correspondent and the Queen of Cool, April.

Bruce Springsteen

TheQueen of Cool and my dear friend April attended the hottest ticket in town tonight and she wanted to share a few photos of what looks like an amazing night.  Before we go on, let’s all bow down to her.

You may rise.

On May 13, 2010 at Carnegie Hall in New York, some of the biggest singers in the world got together to help save the rainforests!  The A-List included Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Sting, Dame Shirley Bassey and Mary J. Blige.  Color us all jealous.

There’ll be lots more photos coming soon when you visit April’s site.

On behalf of all of us, THANKS!!!

See some more pictures and a partial set list after the jump.

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Mr. Brainwash – Icons (Part 1)

Posted by The G on February 15, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 9 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Mr. Brainwash.

The biggest Icon of them all - Mr. Brainwash

In a previous post, I told you about my encounter with the coolest artist of our time, Mr. Brainwash.  I urge you to go see his exhibit Icons, which is located at 415 West 13th Street in New York.  The exhibit runs from now until the end of March.

After the jump, you will see the first installment of Icons (according to Mr. Brainwash).  If you like any of the following artists, you’ll really get a kick out of these pictures: Barry White, Billie Holliday, Blondie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Diana Ross, David Bowie or Dr. Dre.  Prince and Jim Morrison can be seen herePlease note that all of these images were made by piecing together bits of broken vinyl records. How in the hell he pulled this off is anybody’s guess, but the results are stunning.  Enjoy.

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Bruce Springsteen News

Posted by The G on November 7, 2009 under GNN | Read the First Comment

Little Steven and Bruce Springsteen.  Photo by G.

Little Steven and Bruce Springsteen. Photo by G.

If you are going to see Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band this weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York, you are in for a treat.

On November 7, Bruce and company will perform the entire “The Wild, The Innocent, The E Street Shuffle” album in its entirety.

On November 8, Springsteen will perform “The River” in its entirety.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Night Two

Posted by The G on October 31, 2009 under G Reviews | 4 Comments to Read

All photos by G.

Last night, at the first of two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York, my mind was blown with seeing some amazing artists performing some amazing duets.  Tonight, my head exploded!  Because there is so much to absorb, please settle for an abbreviated review and a few pictures.

Over the course of a much shorter show (4 hours instead of 6), history was made again.  Tom Hanks introduced the show and first act Jerry Lee Lewis (who sang Great Balls of Fire).  Aretha Franklin then took the stage and sang New York, New York plus Respect and then was joined on stage by Annie Lennox for Chain of Fools.  Lenny Kravitz then joined for Think.  Jeff Beck played some killer guitar next and was joined on stage by Sting and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top.  Beck finished off his set with an amazing instrumental version of A Day In The Life by The Beatles.  Metallica went on next and they were joined by Lou Reed (for Sweet Jane and White Light/White Heat); Ozzy Ozbourne for Paranoid and Ray Davies of the Kinks for You Really Got Me and All Day and All of the Night.  Before exiting, a killer rendition of Queen’s Stone Cold Crazy and Metallica’s own Enter Sandman was played.  Finally, U2 took the stage and played Vertigo, Beautiful Day before being joined by the biggest surprises of the night – Bruce Springsteen (for I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For).  Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen and U2 played Because The Night, but did several takes to get the lyrics right.  The Black Eyed Peas joined next for a medley of Mysterious Ways and Where is The Love.  The Peas exited the stage but Fergie stayed and started singing the opening bars to Gimmie Shelter, the Rolling Stones classic.  All of a sudden, Mick Jagger emerged to sing the song!  They also did U2’s Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of.  It was a night of magic!

UPDATE:  Here’s the set list:

Jerry Lee Lewis:
Great Balls of Fire

Aretha Franklin:
Baby, I Love You
Don’t Play That Song
Make Them Hear You

Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox:
Chain of Fools

Aretha Franklin:
New York, New York

Aretha Franklin and Lenny Kravitz:

Aretha Franklin:

Jeff Beck:
Drown in My Own Tears

Jeff Beck and Sting:
People Get Ready

Jeff Beck:
Freeway Boogie
Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers

Buddy Guy with Jeff Beck:
Let Me Love You

Jeff Beck:
Big Block
Rice Pudding

Billy Gibbons and Jeff Beck:
Rough Boy

Jeff Beck and Billy Gibbons:
Foxy Lady

Jeff Beck:
A Day in the Life

For Whom the Bell Tolls
Turn the Page

Metallica and Lou Reed:
Sweet Jane
White Light/ White Heat

Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne:
Iron Man

Metallica and Ray Davies:
You Really Got Me
All Day and All of the Night

Stone Cold Crazy
Enter Sandman


U2, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith with Roy Bittan:
Because the Night

U2 and Bruce Springsteen with Roy Bittan:
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

U2 and Black Eyed Peas:
Mysterious Ways/Where Is the Love/One

U2, Mick Jagger, Fergie and
Gimme Shelter

U2 and Mick Jagger:
Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of

Beautiful Day

A severely edited version of the show will air on HBO in November, but for now, some pictures after the jump.

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