Author Archives: Jim Cartwright

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Reunion on Streets of Philadelphia

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Reunion on Streets of Philadelphia

Bruce Springsteen‘s live archival release for July is from September 25th, 1999 at the First Union Center in Philadelphia during his reunion tour with The E Street Band. It was one of the shorter set lists of the tour — 22 songs — but they were long ones, starting with the 11-minute show opener, “Incident on 57th Street.” Sixteen…Read more »

The World Has Gone Crazy

The World Has Gone Crazy

The Empty Hearts, featuring Elliot Easton of The Cars and Clem Burke of Blondie, will release The Second Album on August 28th. It features a guest appearance by Ringo Starr playing drums on “Remember Days Like These.”Read more »

Deep Purple : Woman From Tokyo

Deep Purple : Woman From Tokyo

Happy Birthday to Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice  born on June 29th, 1948. Deep Purple: “Woman From Tokyo” The Hook: Recorded during a month-long stay at a villa outside Rome, in which they completed just two songs. Album: Who Do We Think We Are Year: 1973 Writers: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice Stats: Peaked at number-60 on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Deep…Read more »

TOM PETTY: Wildflowers Reissue Closer to Reality

TOM PETTY: Wildflowers Reissue Closer to Reality

The long in the works reissue of Tom Petty‘s Wildflowers is one step closer to reality. The Petty family released a home demo of “You Don’t Know How It Feels” and said that they are in “a joyful process of discovering the Wildflowers sessions and demos and wanted to share a tiny bit of that with the fans.” The track…Read more »

AC/DC: For Those About to Puzzle

AC/DC: For Those About to Puzzle

AC/DC will be getting into the puzzle game this fall. They struck a deal with Zee Productions to have four of their album covers — High Voltage, For Those About To Rock, Blow Up Your Video and Ballbreaker — be reproduced as 500-piece jigsaw puzzles. Zee’s been turning classic album covers into jigsaw puzzles for about a year. Their previous collaborations include Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Guns n’ Roses, Iron Maiden, KISS and Metallica.…Read more »

JIMMY PAGE: Stairway to Publication

JIMMY PAGE: Stairway to Publication

The deluxe limited-edition of Jimmy Page’s new book, The Anthology, had numerous publication delays, and so has the mass-market edition. Originally scheduled for release on September 8th, it will now be published on October 8th. It’s 400 pages long and will sell for $60, a far cry from the $600 price tag for the deluxe edition. The…Read more »

ZZ TOP: Rock + Roll Gearhead May Put It in Reverse

ZZ TOP: Rock + Roll Gearhead May Put It in Reverse

Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top took part in a virtual book signing and fan Q-&-A in conjunction with the release on June 2nd of the expanded and updated edition of his book, Rock + Roll Gearhead. The first question of the session — which was cut short due to technical difficulties, but is posted on YouTube — produced a possible bit…Read more »

JOHN FOGERTY: His 75th Birthday Gift to You

JOHN FOGERTY: His 75th Birthday Gift to You

John Fogerty celebrates a milestone birthday as he turns 75. Achieving success first as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival and then on his own, he is an Army veteran and a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall and Songwriters Hall of Fame, and his “Centerfield” baseball bat guitar is in the National…Read more »

SAMMY HAGAR: Saddles Up the Buffalo … Springfield

SAMMY HAGAR: Saddles Up the Buffalo … Springfield

Sammy Hagar and The Circle have put together their sixth recording in their Lockdown Sessions. This time it’s a cover of the Buffalo Springfield’s “For What it’s Worth.” This recording follows an original song, “Funky Feng Shui,” The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” Van Halen’s “Good Enough,” Bob Marley & The Wailers’ “Three Little Birds”…Read more »

LED ZEPPELIN: Blimp For Sale

LED ZEPPELIN: Blimp For Sale

A very cool piece of rock memorabilia is on the auction block — the original artwork of the cover of Led Zeppelin’s 1969 self-titled debut album. George Hardie‘s design, based on the historic 1937 photograph of the Hindenburg disaster taken by Sam Shere, is estimated to sell for between $20- and $30,000 when it goes up…Read more »