The Stones in the Park - The Summer of '69 and the making of THE GREATEST Rock and Roll Band in the World Richard Havers RRP: £18.99, ISBN: 978 1 84425 815 4 Format: Hardback, Publication Date: 1st June 2009 40th Anniversary Story of the thirty-three days in the summer of '69 during which The Rolling Stones changed forever. The Stones in the Park tells this amazing story as well as featuring many unseen photographs For the Rolling Stones everything changed in the summer of '69. They were no longer the blues band that Brian Jones had put together in 1962, they had stopped being a pop band and had hardly performed on stage since 1967 - and it was live that the Stones always excelled. This is the story of the thirty-three days in the summer of '69 during which The Rolling Stones changed forever. Drug busts, fall-outs, at least one album that failed to live up to expectations and uncertainty surrounded the band, they had flirted with psychedelia but were on the cusp of becoming the 'Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. It tells how, on Sunday 8 June 1969 Brian Jones left the band he had founded, and less than a month later he tragically died just days before the band played a free concert in London's Hyde Park for somewhere close to 500,000 people. Unfortunately, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards both missed their old band mate's funeral, Mick was in Australia filming Ned Kelly (his performance recorded in numerous unseen photographs). Undaunted, the Stones, who have always been greater than the sum of their parts, recruited Mick Taylor to play guitar in place of Brian, recorded one of their greatest ever singles and played the largest ever concert in Britain to that point, and Mick Jagger, like many pop singers before him, went off to be a film star. They also became - The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World and since then the Rolling Stones have gone on to be watched in concert by more people than any other band. They have come to epitomise everything that is excessive, exciting, powerful, lavish and brilliant about rock music. They are dynastic, imperial and majestic... true Rock Royalty. "The greatest rock and roll band in the world. They're incredible; let's hear it for the Stones!" - Sam Cutler introducing the band on Saturday 5 July 1969 - the first time they were given the accolade Richard Havers other books include Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, which won the Blues Foundation's Award For Literature in 2002, Bill Wyman are Rolling with the Stones and The Stones - A History in Cartoons; all co-written with Bill Wyman. He's also written Sinatra, an illustrated biography of Frank Sinatra; co- authored My Take with Gary Barlow, Bowie, Bolan & The Brooklyn Boy, Tony Visconti's autobiography, Blues - The Golden Era, and The Woodstock Chronicles. For more information, or to request a review copy please contact Emma at Eventageous PR on Tel: 01452 260 063 or email: email@example.com Press release content is available for download from http://www.haynes.co.uk/Press
The Fall Of Troy
The Ghost Of A Thousand
The Eastpak Antidote tour is back in October and will be headlined by Alexisonfire and Anti Flag, plus will feature great new bands The Fall Of Troy and The Ghost Of A Thousand.
The Juno-award winning ALEXISONFIRE (pronounced ‘Alexis-on-fire’) will release their fourth full-length disc Old Crows/Young Cardinals on June 22nd. This is the St. Catharines, Ontario-based quintet’s follow-up to Platinum-selling album Crisis which debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan Chart in Canada. Their music is characterized by turbulent and explosive dynamics with intricate guitar melodies. Alexisonfire will perform at the UK’s Reading/Leeds festivals, preceded by 3 intimate sold-out London headline dates June 9 -11.
Anti-Flag released their seventh full-length album (and first on Side One Dummy), “The People or the Gun”, June 8th and it starts off fast and furious with “Sodom, Gomorrah, Washington D.C. (Sheep in Shepherd’s Clothing)” as Chris #2 takes aim at those who use the Bible to control the masses, spitting out the lyrics with an urgency that makes his voice crack. If the album’s second track, “The Economy is Suffering…Let It Die,” isn’t nearly as reckless, it’s just as impassioned, recalling the more melodic moments on those first two albums by The Clash. Before they’re through, in fact, they’ve fired off a number of their most explosive political broadsides from the punk-rock trenches yet. Anti-Flag will have a local Emmaus shelter involved at each show. Visit them at www.emmaus.org.uk
Alexisonfire, Anti-flag, The Fall of Troy and The Ghost of a Thousand as part of the Eastpak Antidote Tour will be coming to the following cities in October;
Wed 07 Cambridge Junction 01223 511 511
Thu 08 Norwich UEA 01603 508 050
Fri 09 Oxford 02 Academy 0844 477 2000
Sat 10 Nottingham Rock City 0871 310 0000
Sun 11 Bristol Anson Rooms 0117 929 3301
Wed 14 London HMV Forum 0844 847 2405
Fri 16 Glasgow ABC 0844 499 9999
Sat 17 Leeds University 0113 244 4600
Sun 18 Manchester Academy 0161 832 1111
Tue 20 Birmingham 02 Academy 0844 477 2000
Wed 21 Portsmouth Pyramids 023 9282 435
Tickets are £15 and are on sale Wednesday 10th June @ 9am
www.gigsandtours.com 24 hr cc hotline 0871 2200 260
† Jun. 03, 1990 (aged 40)
Steven John Bator
* Oct. 22, 1949
Youngstown, Ohio, USA
JUNE 3 1990
Cause of Death
Stiv Bators was struck by a taxi while crossing a street in Paris. He was taken to a hospital but reportedly left before seeing a doctor because he had already been waiting several hours, was told to keep waiting, and he did not feel well and wanted to go home. Reports indicate that he died in his sleep as the result of a concussion.
Dee Dee Ramone
† Jun. 05, 2002 (aged 50)
Douglas Glenn Colvin
* Sep. 18, 1951
Fort Lee, Virginia, USA
† Jun. 05, 2002
Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death
Dee Dee was found dead by his wife Barbara at his apartment. An autopsy established heroin overdose as the official cause of death.
I hung out with Dee Dee one evening in Camden and he was a cool, funny, mixed up guy. And he wrote the coolest songs in punk rock. Vive Dee Ramone!!
Eugene Big Cheese
THE STAR FUCKING HIPSTERS are confirmed for Rebellion 2009.
Born from bands such as Leftover Crack, Slackers,The Degenerics, they play a mixture of political punk, grunge, crust, metal and Ska – check ’em out at:
REBELLION HITS BLACKPOOLaug 6th -9th
Granfather of Punk, IGGY POPhas expanded on comments he made about the current state of rock music, singling out and Limp Bizkit for criticism.
Now the singer has revealed some of the acts he was referring to.
"There are a million billion of them," he added, "and people think they’re gods, man."
He added that the video message he released was unscripted.
"I took great pains not to think first," he said, "because the thing I can’t stand is a rock star who thinks he’s got brains. They’re always so damned dull!"
Lipstick Killers: The New York Dolls Story (12A) + ScreenTalk with Nina Antonia
20:45 / The story of New York Dolls’ bass player Arthur ‘Killer’ Kane’s very public rise and fall
11 June 2009
: Standard – £7.50 online (£9.50 full price) / Barbican Members – £6.50 online (£7.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50 / £5.50 all screenings on Mondays
Flipper-the seminal 80’s punk band are re-releasing their fiery and essential albums ‘Generic’, ‘Gone Fishin”, ‘Public Flipper Limited’, ‘Sex bomb Baby!’ and Sex Bomb on single.
Sleeve notes have been written by the likes of Henry Rollins, Melvins, Nirvana and Steve Blush. All highly influenced by the sonic noise-punk drone that Flipper so uniquely dispersed.
They are also appearing at thsi years Warped tour. More news soon.
Vile Records, is a brand new label and has just released 3 fine slices of 80s hardcore punk. First off is Discharges new album Desensitize, then the Vrukers first album in a few years ‘Killing Myself To Live’ follows this month. and finally, Vile records comp of the best old school harcore punk acts from the 80s, ‘Still our Future Youre Messing Up’ includes brand new tracks from Discharge, Riot Squad, Broken Bones, the Varukers , One Way System, English Dogs and the Abrasive Wheels. Its one of the best punk comps we have heard in years-check em all out at www.myspace.com/vilerecords
Live Dates: June 10 Bristol Academy (£17.50); June 11 Oxford Academy (£17.50); July 19 Lovebox Festival, Victoria Park, London; July 25 London Shepherds Bush (£25); July 26 Salisbury City Hall (£17.50); August 1 Hevy Music Festival, Folkestone, Kent
Jack White’s new band The Dead Weather have just released a version of ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric?’ on their new single, confirming that Gary Numan is the most covered and remixed artist of the last 30 years. A roll call of the musicians who have performed or sampled his songs is virtually a who’s-who of the last two decades: alongside the new release by the White Stripes’s singer, they include Damon Albarn (Blur), Afrika Bambaataa, Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), The Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Sugababes, Basement Jaxx, Smashing Pumpkins, St Etienne, GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan, Armand Van Helden and DJ Hell.
The likes of Kurt Cobain, Devo, The Killers and Tricky have also namechecked him as an influence in the past, a trend that is continuing with a new generation of artists such as Little Boots, La Roux, Late Of The Pier and Santagold. As Numan sets off an a handful of dates around the UK, the NME now argue, ‘Numan’s influence on electronic music is unparalleled.’
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
> To Play Glastonbury on Sunday June 28th
> FESTIVAL DATES 2009
> The final date of NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS’ summer festival schedule is now officially announced: the band will be playing the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2009, before Blur, on the closing night of the festival. This will be Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ third appearance at Glastonbury; they previously appeared in 1994 on the Other Stage and in 1998 on the Pyramid Stage.
> The band’s festival line up features new live addition Ed Kuepper on guitar. Kuepper, formerly of Australian bands The Saints and Laughing Clowns, completes the current Bad Seeds live line-up of Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler, Jim Sclavunos and Conway Savage.
> These festival dates mark the band’s first European appearances since their sold-out London Troxy shows in November 2008.
> Festival Dates:
> 12th June – Norwegian Wood, Oslo, Norway
> 13th June – Where The Action Is, Stockholm, Sweden
> 14th June – Provinssirock Festival, Seinäjoki, Finland
> 19th June – Southside Festival, Germany
> 20th June – Hurricane Festival, Germany
> 21st June – Dresden Junge Garde (NC&TBS own show)
> 27th June – Open Air St. Gallen, Switzerland
> 28th June – Glastonbury Festival, UK
> 3rd July – Roskilde, Denmark
> 4th July – Werchter Festival, Belgium
> 9th July – Turin Traffic, Italy
> 10th July –T In The Park, Scotland
> 11th July – Oxegen Festival, Ireland
> 16th July – B1 Concert Hall, Russia
> 17th July – Stereoleto, Russia
> 19th July – Latitude Festival, UK
> Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have re-issued their first four albums From Her To Eternity, The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against The Pricks and Your Funeral… My Trial. This is the first part of the series that will see the band’s entire album catalogue digitally re-mastered and remixed in 5.1 surround sound for the first time. All 14 albums are to be released as deluxe Collectors Editions. Tender Prey, The Good Son, and Henry’s Dream are being readied for release in October 2009.
Budweiser presents CBGB-THE HOME OF UNDERGROUND ROCK
CBGB: The Home of Underground Rock © Lisa J. Kristal
Launch night: 3rd June 2009
Exhibition runs from: 4th June to 9th August 2009
Budweiser is recreating Rock’s most infamous club at London’s iconic Proud Camden.
Images of the legendary New York club CBGB will be revealed in an exclusive photographic exhibition of predominantly unseen shots. Lisa Kristal – daughter of Hilly Kristal, the venue’s famous founder – will expose the bands, lifestyle and club in a way only someone on the inside of that incredible scene could.
The first exhibition of its kind, Proud Camden pays homage to the venue that spawned a new era of Punk, a movement that was to irreversibly change the course of music history.
From the Ramones to Patti Smith, The Damned to Television, this exhibition will bring the stars of the movement back together for the first time since CBGB’s much publicised closure in 2006, making this one of Proud Camden’s most exciting exhibitions to date.
Lisa Kristal says “CBGB became an outlet for those who believed in music as a form of expression, whoever they were and from wherever they came. People say CBGB changed the course of music history, who knows where we’d be without it. All I know is that it certainly made a huge impact on those individuals and groups who were a part of it and its legacy continues to do so to this day.”
Budweiser, the legendary American beer, is an iconic drink for musicians and artists. The beer the drink of choice in the New York of the 70s and was served in the original CBGB’s venue, with Budweiser’s famous neon signs hanging over the punk-era bar.
Budweiser will resurrect the music of the era on a special night hosted by the eclectic Zane Lowe who’ll cast the musical clock back to CBGB’s punk heyday on Wednesday June 24th.
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