To the other half of the sky


Dig this

…not great, but fun enough. I dig Dave Grohl doing his own covers of rock classics like Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder did. And this is a mash-up.

Foo Fighters Mash Up John Lennon’s “Imagine” And Van Halen’s “Jump”

Foo Fighters had some fun while in England for the Brit Awards, with Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins having a funny exchange in a video for GQ.

Dave Grohl asked, “What is the single biggest lie you’ve ever heard about yourself?”

Taylor Hawkins shot back, “That I have a small penis.”

The entire band then broke out laughing.

While at the Brit Awards, Dave Grohl also hinted that he wants Foo Fighters to perform at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19th.

Grohl told The Sun: “I’ve saved the date. The [Brit Awards] performance was good. It’s nice to feel like a wedding band when everyone’s at tables eating tiramisu.”

Foo Fighters, who picked up Best International Group, played at Harry’s Invictus Games in 2014 – and Meghan Markle’s fiancé visited him after surgery on his broken leg.

Dave said he was “f***ing crying” at the Brits when he met Millie Bobby Brown, adding: “My daughter is a huge fan of Stranger Things.”


…by Aerosmith from their best album (for me) Get A Grip from the early 1990s. Just rediscovered it lately when I was sorting things out in the province. “…the light at the end of the tunnel…maybe you,” Steven in spoken words towards the end of the official video

Then I realized, Steven Tyler remains a powerful vocalist in spite of a life full of excesses I heard. Here’s his live performance of the song Dream On, which is almost 50 years old as it was released. He’s like Ted Neeley doing The Last Supper at the age of 73. Howard Stern can’t help but be amazed and sing along.

Eric’s musical career

A long rockumentary in 132 minutes, but it is all worth it. How do you compress a prolific and colorful 50 plus-year career in a video? Well, Lili Fini Zanuck just did it; and, with love for a friend. Not without challenges, of course.

Image resultFrom the film’s trailer, I learned that both Eric and Lili struck friendship back in the early 1990s when Eric wrote the soundtrack for the film Rush, which Lili directed. I love that album. Whenever I listen to it, I always feel like rushing to drive before the break of dawn and the music just perfectly suits the mood.

Not bad to learn Eric and Jimi Hendrix maintained friendship until Jimi passed away. The film will not miss Eric’s love for Patti, which is by now a familiar story of affection some guys may identify with. Layla and Bell Bottom Blues are great songs from his canon written with her on his mind.

The loss of his son boosted his career anew, but what a price to pay! Well in the end, it’s good to know that he found domestic bliss with his wife and children.

The film’s description: Eric Clapton is the only ever three-time-inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is an 18-time Grammy Award winner and widely renowned as one of the greatest performers of all time. But behind the scenes is restlessness and tragedy. Clapton’s quest to grow his artistic voice left fans surprised as he constantly quit successful bands. His isolated pursuit of his craft, and fear of selling out, served as a catalyst for his evolution as an artist.

George Harrison feted on what would have been his 75th birthday


Former Beatle George Harrison would have turned 75 on Sunday and fellow guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt, from the E Street Band, is setting his alarm to celebrate.

Van Zandt, along with Bachman Turner Overdrive founder Randy Bachman and Ringo Starr’s musical director Mark Rivera, are meeting at E. 32nd St. venue The Cutting Room at 8 a.m. on Sunday for a visit with Ken Dashow, who hosts “Breakfast With The Beatles” on Q104.3.

“They will be telling their favorite George stories and strapping on some guitars to jam to a few Beatles tunes,” according to an insider tied to the appearance.

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Van Zandt, a big Beatles fan, was joined on stage by Harrison’s old bandmate Paul McCartney during a November performance in London where the two of them performed a rousing rendition of “I Saw Her Standing There.” Video of that performance nearly broke the Internet. Harrison died in 2001 at 58 after a long battle with cancer.