Author Archives: Jim Cartwright

STONES, BEATLES, ZEPPELIN, NEIL YOUNG: A TCM Film Fest

STONES, BEATLES, ZEPPELIN, NEIL YOUNG: A TCM Film Fest

Turner Classic Movies is celebrating the final holiday weekend of the summer with a big music film festival. The End of Summer Tour starts Friday through Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET and runs all day on Labor Day. Here are some highlights of the 28 films being shown: Friday features 1964’s The TAMI Show with…Read more »

AC/DC: Johnson Talks Bandmates

AC/DC: Johnson Talks Bandmates

There’s yet another clue that makes those AC/DC album rumors of the past couple years seem pretty likely. Brian Johnson appeared on Joe Walsh’s Old Fashioned Rock n’ Roll Radio Show on Saturday night, and when he was asked if he’d spoken to Angus Young lately, Johnson said, “Actually, it’s the craziest thing. Angus’s wife,…Read more »

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN: Left Us 30 Years Ago

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN: Left Us 30 Years Ago

Stevie Ray Vaughan left us 30 years ago today (Thursday) — August 27th, 1990 — when the helicopter he was riding in went down during takeoff after a show at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. He’d opened for Eric Clapton that night, and three members of Clapton’s entourage were also killed in the crash when the…Read more »

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Back to 2006

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Back to 2006

After being delayed twice, Bruce Springsteen’s live archival release for August is now available. Wembley Arena November 11th, 2006 was captured at the London venue during his Seeger Sessions tour, making it the second show from that tour to be released as part of the Archive Series. The first was from the New Orleans Jazz…Read more »

CHEAP TRICK: Surrender to John Lennon

CHEAP TRICK: Surrender to John Lennon

Forty years ago today (Wednesday), August 12th, 1980, Cheap Trick‘s Rick Nielsen and Bun E. Carlos were in New York City at the Hit Factory for a recording session with John Lennon. While it was a dream for Nielsen to play with a member of The Beatles, it wasn’t an easy decision. Rick Nielsen on missing the birth of his son Daxx…Read more »

METALLICA: Back Together Again

METALLICA: Back Together Again

Metallica apparently had enough of playing remotely, so they got together at their headquarters in San Rafael, California. The group posted footage dated yesterday (August 6th) on their Instagram Stories that shows all four of them in their rehearsal room, with everyone wearing masks except James Hetfield — because he’s at a microphone getting ready…Read more »

FLEETWOOD MAC: Founder Peter Green Dead at 73

FLEETWOOD MAC: Founder Peter Green Dead at 73

Peter Green, guitarist and founder of Fleetwood Mac, has passed away. He was 73. His family issued a statement saying, “It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep. A further statement will be provided in the coming days.” Mick Fleetwood, who organized a tribute…Read more »

LED ZEPPELIN: Rare Footage

LED ZEPPELIN: Rare Footage

Blurry but rare eight-milimeter film of Led Zeppelin performing at Detroit’s Cobo Arena on July 12th, 1973 has recently been posted on YouTube. This was the first of a two-night stand at the legendary venue. The tour was in support of their fifth album, Houses of the Holy. Their set list that night was: Rock and Roll Celebration Day Black Dog…Read more »

EDDIE VAN HALEN: Garage Sale

EDDIE VAN HALEN: Garage Sale

Eddie Van Halen is cleaning out his garage as he’s parting with three custom vehicles. He’s selling his customized 1970 Chevy Nova, which sports a 650HP engne and is described as “all dialed-in and brutally fast.” The asking price for the 50-year old “Tang yellow orange” classic is $100,000. The second car is relatively new…Read more »

AC/DC: Behind the Black

AC/DC: Behind the Black

AC/DC, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Back in Black, have launched The Story of Back in Black, a video series examining their biggest album. The first episode examines “You Shook Me All Night Long,” the album’s first single and their first song to crack the Billboard Top 40, peaking at number-35. In addition,…Read more »