Happy Birthday, Patti Smith

Posted by The G on December 30, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith

A goddess is born!  Happy birthday to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Patti Smith!  I love her so much.  I was introduced to her music later in life, but I’ve since made up for lost time.  Every time I’ve seen her perform, my life changes for the better and I am very excited to spend the last few hours of 2011 in her presence as she performs her annual New Year’s Eve show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom!

It will be G-L-O-R-I-O-U-S!  🙂

On a side note, for those of you who read this site daily (aka my heroes!), I am discontinuing the “birthday blog.”  I think by now, you should realize, I’ve met most every celebrity worthy of such a post and I’ve certainly busted my buns to start off their special days in style.  Whereas other sites only mention a person’s birthday because they have the hidden agenda of talking shit, I have done my best to expose their work to a brand new generation each day.  I will spend that time in 2012 creating artistic projects which I cannot wait to share with you!

Metallica to Release Album With Lou Reed

Posted by The G on June 16, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Metallica and Lou Reed

Metallica and Lou Reed on stage in October 2009

Holy rock and roll!  In 2009, Metallica and Lou Reed performed together for the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  For those wondering, they performed “White Light, White Heat” and “Sweet Jane.”  The rockers have just announced they were inspired by this performance enough to record a full album together.  As of press time, there is no word what it will contain or when the release date is, but Metallica have confirmed the sessions are finished and a full album has been recorded!  Wow!

An Encounter with Clem Burke

Posted by The G on April 24, 2011 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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Clem Burke and Geoffrey Dicker

Clem Burke and Geoffrey Dicker

The other night, I was backstage after the Big Audio Dynamite concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York and I met drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Clem Burke!  He’s drummed for an impressive list of bands including Blondie, Eurythmics, Joan Jett, The Ramones, Pete Townsend, Iggy Pop and Bob Dylan!  Whoa!  Most recently I saw him drum from Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers and I got to tell him how amazing that performance was.  He rocked so hard that night and it made it look effortless as he kept the beat.  He was super cool as you can see from the above photo!  Moments later, I got to be the fly on a wall as Clem Burke chatted with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Mick Jones (of the Clash and Big Audio Dynamite) and Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (of Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads).  What a night!  Thanks again Clem!

The Kinks News

Posted by The G on March 6, 2010 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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James Hetfield of Metallica and Ray Davies of the Kinks.

NME is reporting that The Kinks are planning a new album!  While the album has no release date as of yet, the album is set to contain previously unreleased songs that have sat around in the vaults and will possibly be accompanied by new material.  Kinky!

The above photo was taken at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert where Ray Davies of the Kinks joined Metallica for a rousing performance of “You Really Got Me” and “All Day and All of the Night.”  A truly remarkable performance.

Jeff Beck and Sting News!

Posted by The G on February 28, 2010 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Jeff Beck and Sting!

Jeff Beck news first…  Jeff is on the cover of the new Rolling Stone along with Eric Clapton and he dishes on the Unreleased Motown Album he recorded in the 70s.  Sadly, it doesn’t sound like that album will be coming out any time soon.

Sting news….  Sting has announced a tour where he’ll be reimagining his classic songs with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  The full details of the tour have not been released yet, but you can click here to see what is already set in stone.

The picture of Jeff Beck and Sting together was taken at the second night of the now infamous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert as they performed “People Get Ready.”  I was there for both nights and every minute of the twelve hour plus show was legendary.

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