Author Archives: Jim Cartwright

ROLLING STONES: Put Steel to the Wheels 30 Years Ago

ROLLING STONES: Put Steel to the Wheels 30 Years Ago

Thirty years ago Saturday, The Rolling Stones kicked off the massive Steel Wheels Tour at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia in support of the album of the same name. Opening acts included Living Colour and Guns n’ Roses. Mick Jagger on the Steel Wheels tour.  The Stones’ biggest and longest tour up to that point was the band’s first since 1982. Like many opening nights, show…Read more »

Forget the painkillers,  Just crank up Pink Floyd

Forget the painkillers, Just crank up Pink Floyd

PINK FLOYD: Gets You Comfortably Numb Dr Hans Jeekel, Professor of Surgery at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has done research showing that music by Floyd and Mozart has a positive effect on the mind, and can even be used as a substitute for highly addictive painkillers like morphine and fentanyl. While the…Read more »

In honor of “National Dog Day,”

In honor of “National Dog Day,”

Who doesn’t love dogs? There’s a reason why they’re man’s best friend. It’s because we share a special bond. Even through all of the ups and downs they are always there by your side. In honor of “National Dog Day,” here are three songs we featured on today’s Perfect Playlist.Read more »

ZZ TOP: Three Guys and a Doc

ZZ TOP: Three Guys and a Doc

In celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary, ZZ Top is the focus of a new documentary, That Little Ol’ Band From Texas. The film will premiere on August 13th in Hollywood, followed by screenings nationwide timed to the band’s 50th anniversary tour. It will have its Canadian premiere on August 23rd at Cineplex Cinemas across…Read more »

It’s for “The Jack”

It’s for “The Jack”

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of AC/DC’s Highway to Hell album this Saturday, they’ve posted another video from their Plug Me In DVD on their YouTube channel. It’s for “The Jack” from the Dutch TV show Countdown on July 13th, 1979. Enjoy!Read more »

This time it’s “Proud Mary”

This time it’s “Proud Mary”

Creedence Clearwater Revival have offered up another sneak peek from their forthcoming album, Live at Woodstock. This time it’s “Proud Mary” from the complete hour-long set that began just after midnight on August 17th, 1969 in Bethel, New York. CCR was one of the acts that refused to be included on the soundtrack and film…Read more »

CLASSIC CUTS: Don’t Ask Me No Questions

CLASSIC CUTS: Don’t Ask Me No Questions

Lynyrd Skynyrd: “Don’t Ask Me No Questions” Ronnie Van Zant wasn’t afraid to stand up and say what needed to be said. Album: Second Helping Year: 1974 Writers: Gary Rossington and Ronnie Van Zant Stats: The first single off Second Helping didn’t chart — unlike the second, “Sweet Home Alabama,” which went Top 10. Background:…Read more »