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
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