Click here to hear my conversation with Neil Diamond just before the holidays, discussing his career, his engagement, and his tour, coming to the Q July 1st.
Van Morrison popped up on stage during one of Eric Clapton’s shows in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He led Clapton and his band through the blues song "Help Me" and added some harmonica too.
By the way, playing the keyboard solo is Clapton’s keyboard guy for the tour and one of my personal favorites, Paul Carrack, who sings lead on Ace’s “How Long,” Squeeze’s “Tempeted,” Mike & the Mechanics' “The Living Years” and his own hit “Don’t Shed A Tear.”
Upon returning to earth from the International Space Station after 5 months, Canadian astronaut/musician Chris Hadfield decided to record a cover, and film a video of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" entirely on the I.S.S.
Bowie, himself, retweeting Chris’ video, and a post on Bowie's Facebook page calls Chris’ rendition "possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created. At last check, over 11 million hits on Youtube.
Video of a pet rat that plays fetch like a dog right in front of a cat who should have been a bit more concerned either way, rat or dog. I would be surprised if this kitty is named Garfield.
I had the chance to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to get a sneak peak at a couple of special items before the Rolling Stones exhibit is open to the public, including Brian Jones' iconic Vox teardrop guitar.
Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction opens Friday, May 24 at 10 am. Plus, tune in for my live broadcast from the Rock Hall on Thursday, May 23rd!
Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will be the Museum's first ever major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career spanning more than 50 years. It will include personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public. The exhibit will be open till March 2014.
"The Rolling Stones are the epitome of rock and roll," said Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "This first-ever exhibit gives us an opportunity to tell the story of one of the definitive rock and roll bands. The experience should be on every music fan’s destination list this summer."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will be a comprehensive retrospective exhibit that chronicles the band from the mid-1960s until today. The exhibit, which takes up two-and-a-half floors of the Museum, will celebrate the Rolling Stones' incredible contribution to popular music from their earliest days playing small clubs, to their era-defining recordings such as "Gimme Shelter," "Paint It Black," "Jumping Jack Flash," "Tumbling Dice," "It's Only Rock And Roll" and sold-out global tours. Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ astonishing five decades at the top.
Throughout the exhibition's run, the Museum will host a range of free public programs that explore the significance and legacy of the Rolling Stones, including interviews, films, and special lectures.
Check out Brian Jones playing that very guitar on The Ed Sullivan Show. You get a good look at it at about a 1:08 into "Time Is On My Side"
Richard Branson worked as a flight attendant on fellow airline mogul Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia. They both made a bet involving their Formula One auto racing teams. The loser had to dress and work as a stewardess on the other’s airline for a day. Richard lost and became the ugliest looking stewardess you ever saw. All in good fun, and raising money for charity in the process.
So what do you think? A couple breaks up on a Fresno, California Minor League baseball team “Kiss Cam.” Real or Fake? Let us know on our Facebook page.
Paul McCartney was swarmed by grasshoppers at his recent concert in Brazil. Looks like he adopted one.
ABBA’s Agnetha Faltzkog has a new CD coming out. She’s working with a modern producer that’s found a way to bridge today’s sound with Agnetha’s classic sound so she doesn’t seem out of place. Check out her recent rare Australian interview and her new song.
And here’s Agnetha’s New Song “When You Love Someone.” She’s still got it. Her voice sounds GREAT.
Researchers at IBM released, officially, the smallest stop-motion movie ever made. Guiness has confirmed it.
They did it by manipulating individual atoms to create a stick-figure kid playing with a ball, and then jumping on a trampoline.
Each frame actually measured 25 nanometers by 45 nanometer. Now there are 25 MILLION nanometers in an inch, so what you're watching has been magnified over a hundred million times.
And here’s how they made it