Bettye LaVette brengt "Love Reign O'er Me" uit

BlvBettye LaVette brengt op 25 mei het album Interpretations (The British Rock Songbook) uit. Het idee voor dit album ontstond na haar adembenemende uitvoering van Love Reign O’er Me tijdens de Kennedy Center Honors in december 2008. Het nummer staat als "extended bonustrack" op de nieuwe CD.

Daarnaast vinden we haar interpretaties van o.a. Salt Of The Earth (Rolling Stones), All My Love (Led Zeppelin), Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) en Nights In White Satin (Moody Blues).

"I tend to be a very arrogant singer. I don’t hear or acknowledge the other singer with the songs I do. I don’t care who sang it before me. If I like it, I sing it. The person who sang the song first doesn’t intimidate me", aldus Bettye.

Klik hier voor haar site.

[bron: Michel Kempes]

Bettye LaVette brengt "Love Reign O'er Me" uit

BlvBettye LaVette brengt op 25 mei het album Interpretations (The British Rock Songbook) uit. Het idee voor dit album ontstond na haar adembenemende uitvoering van Love Reign O’er Me tijdens de Kennedy Center Honors in december 2008. Het nummer staat als "extended bonustrack" op de nieuwe CD.

Daarnaast vinden we haar interpretaties van o.a. Salt Of The Earth (Rolling Stones), All My Love (Led Zeppelin), Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) en Nights In White Satin (Moody Blues).

"I tend to be a very arrogant singer. I don’t hear or acknowledge the other singer with the songs I do. I don’t care who sang it before me. If I like it, I sing it. The person who sang the song first doesn’t intimidate me", aldus Bettye.

Klik hier voor haar site.

[bron: Michel Kempes]

Interview met Pete

Guitar.com heeft een interview geplaatst met Pete. Het gesprek gaat voornamelijk over de gitaar.

"I have no interest in going off into the stars and doing new things on the guitar. So I’m kind of left out of it, in a way. I’ve seen other guitar players that do that stuff owe their tradition to a line that perhaps briefly passes through Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. But really it has a much more direct line to Charlie Parker, to that place where you keep playing so you keep allowing your fingers to learn and flow, until in the end there’s a direct link between your heart and your fingers, and the head is not in between. The guitar to me is still an engine. It’s a rhythm, it’s a canvas", aldus Pete.

De eerste versterker die hij sloopte:
"One day, I was about 14, John and I were sitting playing something together in the front room, not very loud, and she came in and she said, "Turn that bloody awful row down." And I said, "Get out now or I’m going to kill you, you fucking old bag." She yelled, "How dare you talk to me like that!" So I picked up my amplifier and threw it at her. She ran to the other side of the door, and the amplifier landed there in a big heap and it fizzed and went off. And I’d just bought it. I’d worked delivering newspapers for three years to buy it. And John looked at me and said in that low voice, "That was good. Done it now, haven’t you?" [laughs]. But, I got it repaired"

Over het repareren van gitaren:
"I repaired other guitars to smash. (…) I’ve repaired acoustic guitars and electric guitars. A lot of them have been smashed to smithereens many times between concerts. When we were first playing New York, we were playing five shows a day at the RKO, and I ended up with one guitar a day, so I had to repair it every time. I don’t know if you’ve ever had the misfortune to pick up some of the guitars that are made today, but they are hardly what we call "fine instruments." They kind of look cool, and they sound cool, but sometimes you think, "How does anybody play this?" But sometimes I’m standing up there at the shows and I’m carrying this ’52 Telecaster. (…) Somebody said to me the other night, "Smash it!" I never would. You have to realize that most of the guitars I’ve smashed have not been perfectly good guitars. They’ve been junk".

Lerner en Russell kijken terug op "Tommy"

LA Times meldt dat vandaag de film Tommy vertoond wordt in het Samuel Goldwyn Theater. 35 jaar geleden kwam deze film uit en om dit feit te vieren wordt de film nogmaals vertoond, ditmaal met een speciale quintaphonische soundtrack. Filmmaker Murray Lerner zal de avond presenteren, maar ook terugblikken met regisseur Ken Russell.

Het artikel bevat ook een klein interview met Pete over het filmen van Tommy.

Roger bij opening centrum

RdAfgelopen woensdag werd een nieuw centrum voor kankerpatixc3xabntjes geopend in Newcastle. Dat meldt Chronicle Live. De bouw van dit centrum werd betaald door Teenage Cancer Trust. Ook Roger was aanwezig.

"This hospital has amazed me. All I can say is xe2x80x98well donexe2x80x99. It shows a real sense of vision from everyone involved. Itxe2x80x99s fantastic and Ixe2x80x99m glad to be a part of it", aldus Roger.