STARTING FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, FREE DOWNLOADS FROM
THE LAST CD TO FEATURE THE ICONIC GUITAR LEGEND,
‘LES PAUL AND FRIENDS-A TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND’ TO BE MADE AVAILABLE AT
In honor of the legacy of the late Les Paul, immergent Records will be offering five free downloads from the very last official CD that featured the playing of Les Paul – LES PAUL AND FRIENDS-A TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND beginning on the same day as his memorial service in Waukesha, Wisconsin. After a funeral service Wednesday in New York City, Paul will be buried at a private ceremony on Friday, August 21, at the Prairie Home Cemetery in his hometown of Waukesha, WI. There will be a free public tribute and viewing from 10am to 2pm CT at Discovery World in Milwaukee. While other members of Paul’s family are buried in this cemetery, his plot will be larger and separate to allow for the public to easily visit. On Friday, the museum will also host a screening of Les Paul’s final Wisconsin concert, at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater from 2008, and the guitar he used every week at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City will also be on display.
The free downloads will be available from the immergent Les Paul Tribute site at http://www.immergent.com/immergent-remembers-les-paul starting at 12:01am ET Friday, August 21 and will continue through the weekend until Midnight PT Sunday, August 23.
In addition to the songs, fans can also leave their own tribute on the website as well as stream the album and listen to The Les Paul Radio Program, a tribute special produced by music historian Denny Somach, which originally aired last year when the album was first released. This program includes a stunning cover of U2’s “All I Ever Want Is You,” a brand new recording by Slash, and “The Good Luck You’re Having,” a mesmerizing blues performance with Les trading licks with guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa (named Best Blues Guitarist by Guitar Player magazine. Also included is a rundown of some of the top rock songs that feature the Les Paul guitar from Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jeff Beck, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Guns & Roses, ZZ Top and more.
Originally released September 30, 2008, LES PAUL AND FRIENDS-A TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND is a fitting honor to the genre-crossing icon with an eclectic collection of musicians spanning the musical spectrum. From the hard hitting thunder of Joe Bonamassa’s blues-shredding guitar, to the fluid, ethereal, guitar groove provided by Slash, this CD covers the gamut of guitar and recording techniques. Superb music performances are also turned in by , Richie Sambora, Joe Perry, Peter Frampton, Jeff Golub, as well as vocalists Joan Osborne, Edgar Winter, Mick Hucknall from Simply Red, Johnny Rzeznik, Lisa Fischer, and many others. Notably, Les Paul himself plays alongside his protégés on several tracks. For all of his amazing accomplishments, Les Paul might be best known to the current generation as the name atop the headstock of the world’s most popular electric guitar, the Gibson Les Paul. What they likely do not know about the man behind the infamous name is that without Les Paul, the modern world of recording as we know it would never have existed. In addition to his status as one of the greatest jazz guitar virtuosos, Les Paul is responsible for inventing the multi-track recording process, the reverb and delay effects, and the solid body electric guitar itself. Paul’s contributions have forever changed the landscape of music and defined the sound of Rock ‘N Roll. This CD serves as a tribute, not only to the man, but also to these techniques that Les Paul invented, as well as to the Les Paul guitar and the inspiration he provided to the many guests that appear on this recording.
Here are the five free download songs which will be available this weekend:
“The Good Luck You’re Having” featuring Joe Bonamassa and Les Paul
“The Walls Came Tumbling Down” featuring Hiram Bullock and Les Paul
“I Don’t Want Be With Nobody But You” featuring Joan Osborne and Les Paul
“All I Want Is You” featuring Johnny Rzeznik, Peter Frampton and Les Paul
“Slipping Into Darkness” featuring Lisa Fischer and Les Paul
THE POODLES are happy to announce the Clash Of The Elements Tour of Europe 2009. In support of the release of their brand new album the band will set off on a three week journey through Europe starting October 31st. The band is eagerly awaiting the tour and is very much looking forward to meeting their fans in mainland Europe once again.
Confirmed dates are:
31.10.09 Metropolis Music Hall, München, Germany
02.11.09 Capitol, Mannheim, Germany
03.11.09 Circus Maximus, Koblenz, Germany
04.11.09 Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, Germany
06.11.09 Sala Totem, Navvara/Bilbao, Spain
07.11.09 Salamandra 1, Barcelona, Spain
08.11.09 Caracol, Madrid, Spain
11.11.09 Fabrik, Bruchsal, Germany
12.11.09 Sounds, Essen, Germany
13.11.09 November Rock’s Festival, Offenburg, Germany
14.11.09 Soundtrack Arcene, Bergamo, Italy
15.11.09 Sottotetto, Bolonga, Italy
19.11.09 Tibis Downstairs Club, Bern, Switzerland
20.11.09 The Rock Temple, Kerkrade, Netherlands
From Rolling Stone.com:
Bon Jovi told Rolling Stone that they’ll be going “back to rock & roll” on their next album, and today we learned when their return to their roots will go down: Bon Jovi announced today that their next album The Circle will be released on November 10th. First single “We Weren’t Born To Follow” debuted on radio yesterday, featuring an anthemic chorus of “We weren’t born to follow, come on and get up off your knees, when life is a bitter pill to swallow, you got to hold on to what you believe.” Have a listen at the Island Def Jam site.
The Circle follows the band’s platinum-selling, country-tinged LP Lost Highway. “I think what happened is the fact that we made the kind of Nashville-influenced record, and it created this vacuum now for a big rock record from us. There’s a continued evolution,” guitarist Richie Sambora told Rolling Stone. “[The Circle] doesn’t sound like any other previous record. Everybody that we’ve been playing it for has been real turned on by it, and we’re certainly happy with how it turned out.”
The Circle find Bon Jovi reteaming with producer John Shanks, who also worked with the band on 2005’s Have A Nice Day and 2007’s Lost Highway. Sambora also told RS that Bon Jovi would set out on tour to promote the album sometime in the Spring of 2010, promising that the ensuing trek is “going to be a big one.”
S.E.X. Department posted the following this morning:
We are sorry about ROCK GONE WILD fiasco, we lost our money and weeks of preparation, but the most disappointing thing is, we can’t rock with all r’n’r fans and other bands. We were really looking forward to playing there
and partying with all rock’n’roll soldiers.
S.E.X. DEPARTMENT ( Italy ), STALLION FOUR ( Sweden ), FRANKENSTEIN 3000 ( New Jersey ) and ASHAMED (Kansas) – the open bands of ex ROCK GONE WILD festival decided to unite our
rock’n’roll forces and give to all RGW victims 1 song for free from our old projects, demos or new albums. You can download for free “ROCKERS GONE WILD COMPILATION” now
from the blog on: www.myspace.com/rockersgonewild
Live Nation dropped prices lower than ever last week on amphitheater tickets across the country and fans responded by buying tickets in record numbers. So for the second week in a row, Live Nation’s No Service Fee Wednesday promotion will continue to offer the deepest discounts of the summer bringing fans $10 All-In lawn tickets and $15 reserved seats with absolutely no service fees.
It’s fans’ final chance to get in to see a concert by some of the world’s biggest performers for a price that can’t be beat. For 24 hours only, on August 19th at 12:01 a.m., live music fans can purchase tickets with absolutely no fees, saving up to 60% on summer concert tickets for artists such as Creed, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode and Lil’ Wayne.
For a full list of concerts included in the one day ticket sale, please visit www.LiveNation.com.
Subject to availability at participating venues and select shows. Includes print at home and US mail delivery, parking where applicable. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
Guitar legend Steve Vai is the special guest on the next edition of Hard Rock Nights, the weekly syndicated radio program. Steve joins JT to talk about his upcoming DVD release, “Where The Wild Things Are,” as well as chat about beekeeping, the “Crossroads” movie, and his time with Diamond David Lee Roth.
Hard Rock Nights can be heard on a number of radio stations dedicated to rock and metal. Point your browser to http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/affiliates for a complete list of stations and airtimes.
Check out the brand new video, “Invincible” from Adelitas Way.