Geen reünie Sex Pistols vanwege Keith Moon-blunder

De Sex Pistols besloten om niet bij elkaar te komen voor de afsluiting van de Olympische Spelen, vanwege een blunder van het organisatiecomité. Dat meldt Gigwise.

Bassist Glen Matlock: “I heard that they wanted The Who to do it, they wanted Keith Moon to perform. But he’s only been dead 20 years. They had asked us to perform but the story about Keith Moon and The Who didn’t help their pitch to us. That was one of the reason we said ‘no’.

E: “Pete moet óók ‘sleutels van Londen’ krijgen

Zanger E van Eels werd gisteren in Londen onderscheiden met de ‘Freedom of the City‘, de sleutels van de stad. Dit is een prestigieuze prijs die sinds 1237 jaarlijks uitgereikt wordt. In de City AM laat E weten dat hij ook graag nog iemand anders deze prijs zou gunnen:

“My first order of business is going to be to nominate someone else for this great honour. A little-known En­g­lish musician that I’m trying to spread the word about called Pete Towns­hend“.

Ted Nugent: “Moon had geen discipline”

In een recent interview zegt Ted Nugent dat Keith Moon, maar ook enkele andere rocksterren, geen discipline hadden. In het interview, dat hier te beluisteren is, zegt de Amerikaanse rocker:

Quality of life can only come from discipline. If you make wise choices instead of comfortable choices, or trendy choices, or the B.S. of peer-pressure lie, if you make intelligent and responsible and accountable choices in life, you will have more happiness, you will have more success and you’ll be more complete and full as a human being.

You know, there’s been just incredibly gifted heroes of ours, musically, over the years. But, unfortunately, Jimi Hendrix didn’t have discipline. Unfortunately, Keith Moon and Bon Scott didn’t have any discipline. And I don’t know how that party’s going, but it doesn’t look very good from here.

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“Going Back Home” in top 10 albums van 2014

Ultimate Classic Rock kijkt, op de helft van 2014, terug op de albums die dit jaar verschenen zijn. “Going Back Home” van Roger en Wilko Johnson is een van de albums die in de top 10 staan.

“An unlikely pairing, but one that worked out tremendously well, the lead singer for the Who and the guitarist for Dr. Feelgood have come together to create a record that bridges backgrounds. Created while Wilko Johnson was battling pancreatic cancer and Roger Daltrey continued to recover from vocal chord dysplasia, the duo came out swinging with the opening title track and kept the tempo up all the way through to end. While the grim circumstances surrounding the album’s recording and release might get you down, the music is there to lift you back up again“.

“Four Sides of The Who are alive and well”

Popmatters heeft een uitgebreide recensie van de “Quadrophenia: Live In London”-DVD.

“While there’s no substitute for seeing the show live as someone who was there, I can tell you Quadrophenia: Live in London is pretty much as close to seeing the actual concert as technologically possible. The audio and video (particularly on Blu-ray) are astonishing and the special effects come to life, treating this cinematic show as an opera that the viewer has an on-stage viewpoint on. Although Lead Vocalist Roger Daltrey and Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter Pete Townshend were 69 and 68 at the time of this recording and hardly the angry young men they were when the album was released, both prove to be in great shape and capable as performers