Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bits And Pieces






Bob Dylan Christmas Album Confirmed


The holiday season is coming a bit early for Bob Dylan fans, as the legendary singer-songwriter is set to release his first Christmas album entitled "Christmas in the Heart" on October 13. Dylan has teamed up with Feeding America (feedingamerica.org) for this release and will donate all present and future U.S. royalties from the sales of "Christmas in the Heart" to this organization. Feeding America provides meal assistance, serving more than four million meals during the holiday season.

Christmas staples "I'll Be Home For Christmas," O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Here Comes Santa Claus," and "Must Be Santa" will be on the album. While a final track list is still unconfirmed, "Winter Wonderland" and "Little Drummer Boy" will also be included. "Christmas in the Heart" is Dylan's second album this year, following the critically acclaimed, "Together Through Life," which reached #1 on the Billboard 20




The Who's Pete Townshend Plans New Musical 'Floss'






The Who guitarist Pete Townshend, behind rock operas "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia," is writing a new musical "Floss," about getting old. "As a 19-year-old, with 'My Generation,' I wrote the most explicitly ageist song in rock," Townshend wrote on his band's website (www.thewho.com). The 1965 hit song includes the line "I hope I die before I get old." "At 64, I now want to take on ageing and mortality, using the powerfully angry context of rock'n'roll."


"Floss" will be designed for outdoor performance and arenas and Townshend expects it to be ready for a concert premiere in 2011, probably in New York.



BEATLES MONO BOXES ALREADY SOLD OUT ON AMAZON



The limited and very strict 10,000 copy run of the forthcoming Beatles Mono Collection has already sold out as a pre-order on Amazon. I'm stunned, actually!


AND YES, THIS IS STEVEN TYLER




FINALLY..



Have a bit of rock and roll with your morning coffee. Here is Bruce Springsteen with an absolutely ripping version of "Boom Boom" from Stockholm, 1988. TURN IT UP!

BOOM BOOM ZIP FILE

5 comments:

geno said...

Well, I already had my coffee, but rocked out anyway. Bruce has been coming to Sweden for every tour for 37 years. Swedes just seem to get it (and him) and he reciprocates with killer shows, as this file shows. He was here in June, outside in the (1912) Olympic stadium. He played two nights, Thursday and Friday, then paused on Saturday June 6 (Sweden's National Day) so the Swedes could play Denmark in football. Set up on Sunday for a Sunday night show. 107,000 over the three night gig. I know of few touring acts that would have logistically done that stop- but he enjoys this city and its people.
Once again, thanks

charlie c. said...

which one is Tyler?

Noam Sane said...

AND YES, THIS IS STEVEN TYLER

No, that's my Aunt Millie. I'd know her anywhere. Nice try.

Anonymous said...

I think Steven Tyler looks like Julia Roberts at the age of 65.

ROTP(lumber)

Anonymous said...

I gotta say that Bob's X-Mas cd has proven that his heroin use has gotten outta hand!


Levon