Week 8 - Monday 9th September 2019
Hello & welcome to week 8 of our blog!!
Exciting news folks, is this the biggest hint yet that Paul McCartney will headline Glastonbury next year?
Speaking on 'The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show' on BBC Radio 2, he said: “People are saying that it will be good if I did it, so I’m starting to think about whether I can or whether it would be a good thing. “My kids are saying, ‘Dad, we’ve got to talk about Glastonbury’, and I think I know what they mean.” McCartney, 77, instead that nothing has been set in stone yet, but it's definitely on the cards.
Debbie Harry is gearing up to release her memoir Face It next month - but the star is already talking about a possible uncensored sequel. The 74-year-old collected the Outstanding Contribution to Music accolade at Britain's Association of Independent Music's (AIM) Independent Music Awards on Tuesday. And speaking to Britain's Metro newspaper, she teased possible "revelations" in the book.
"I didn’t rake anyone over the coals, you know?" she added. "I tried to be sort of open-minded and having an understanding of what it’s like to work in the business and also to work in an ensemble situation."
It can be very complicated but interesting and surprising. You get some surprising results.
"While fans eagerly await the memoir - which is the Heart of Glass star's first autobiographical release - she appeared more excited by the idea of a potential follow-up.
"I suppose there are a few revelations in there, but I’m looking forward to writing a real take out the screws book, you know?" Debbie teased. "Even though I’ve been a public person for so long I think I’ve managed to keep a lot of my personal life away, so I think that is yet to come... If anyone is interested… Then I’ll get to it!"
Face It will detail the star's climb to fame as the lead singer of Blondie in the '70s and early '80s, as well as her heroin abuse and experimentation with bisexuality.
Ronnie Is releasing an album dedicated to Chuck Berry. The Rolling Stones were majorly influenced by the late rock legend and their 1963 debut single was even a cover version of his hit 'Come On'. Ronnie might not have joined the 'Satisfaction' band as bassist until 1975, but he has long been a fan of Chuck. Now he's recorded some of his best songs and even a tribute to the 'Roll Over Beethoven' hitmaker for his first solo studio project in nine years, 'Mad Lad', which is named after an instrumental originally featured on Chuck's 1960 LP 'Rockin' At The Hops' and features vocals from Imelda May. Ronnie told radio station SiriusXM: "I sing most of the songs and I have a friend called Imelda May and she is singing a couple. "'Mad Lad' is an original instrumental song by Chuck. On the album I have done my own Chuck Berry tribute song. "Then it goes into 'Mad Lad'. It is a mad instrumental song and it sums me up." Chuck - who toured with the Stones - passed away at the age of 90 in March 2017.
Metallica have donated over $1.6 million (£1.3 million) to charity during the band's 2019 tour of Europe.The heavy rockers have just wrapped up the summer leg of the WorldWired trek, and now it has been revealed they quietly donated the cash to causes in each city on the tour via the group's All Within My Hands foundation, which was established in 2017.According to Blabbermouth.net, the band's final summer 2019 contribution came on 25 August, in the form of a 63,000-euro cheque to Freezone Mannheim, a homeless youth aid organisation in Germany."A HUGE thanks to all who attended a #WorldWired European show for helping us donate over €1.5million to local charities over the course of the 25-show tour," a tweet featuring a photo of James Hetfield and his bandmates with three Freezone Mannheim representatives reads. "And special thanks to #MetInMannheim fans for wrapping it up with this contribution to Freezone. #MetallicaGivesBack."A message on the All Within My Hands foundation Twitter account also reads: "Closing out the 2019 European #WorldWired Tour, every fan attending #MetInMannheim has helped @Metallica make tonight's donation to Freezone, helping them support the homeless youth in their community."
THE RAMONES –Relive ‘The Ramones' first ever filmed performance at CBGB's ...
In 1974 the musical climate was rife with glam, glitter and disco-breath. One band determined to flip the script firmly on its greasy head was The Ramones and they started their punk rock revolution at their spiritual home: CBGB’s in New York. Take a look at one of their first-ever filmed performances at the legendary punk venue and see the leather-clad band at their frenetic and ferocious beginnings. Only five years after the hippie-mecca of Woodstock was trampled by hundreds of thousands of hippies and beatniks, The Ramones represented a whole new type of rock and roll. They were not content with the folk sensibilities of the sixties, nor were they swayed by the alien glitter of glam rock, Ramones were staring down the barrel of a new youth movement, and they made it happen with a simple “One! Two! Three! Four!”.
Built on three chords and two-minute tracks, the band wearing leather motorbike jackets, high-top Converse, and ripped jeans cast aside the sixties and paved the way for a multitude of bands to come. The Ramones weren’t scared to be themselves and they refused to conform to any standards the rock and roll royalty liked to set out. “Eliminate the unnecessary and focus on the substance,” Tommy Ramone would say on the band’s ethos many years later.
Flying out this week!
Since August 2018 we have had a promotion running on Character t-shirts. £3.50 a tee, which is superb!!! However, it must end SOON. Then pricing will revert to the regular £5.00.