This is cool: AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson joined Billy Joel for a duet of "You Shook Me All Night Long." Now, I've said before that "Shook" is my least favorite AC/DC track: I've heard it way too many times. Still, I think this duet is cool because it does show the crossover appeal of the song and AC/DC period. Have a great Sunday!
If you're into the bands playing the Coachella Festival in California this weekend, you might click your remote over to AXS TV if you have cable. You'll be able to watch the festival all weekend long from the comfort of your own home.
Some of the bands playing include LORDE, Beck, Arcade Fire, MUSE, The Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age and tons more. Broken Bells are on the bill and I really love them a lot. Not Glam bands but there's lots of diverse music tastes among our community here, so I wanted to pass along.
This is pretty incredible. Winger just released a video for the song "Tin Soldier" off their upcoming album Better Days Comin.' The track doesn't sound like typical Winger -- it's very prog. I dig it.
I watched the story about AC/DC and their "imminent retirement" surge all over the Internet yesterday. An Australian radio station broke the story that was apparently "confirmed" by all sorts of other news outlets, with tons of theories that Malcolm or Angus Young (or both) were very ill. Billboard is reporting that a retirement probably isn't imminent, citing lack of official comments from band sources or management.
Further adding to the confusion, The Sydney Herald reports that Malcolm Young is now unable to play his instrument "but there's been no explanation why."
AC/DC is set to record a new album this year. I guess time will tell what happens.
What do you think? I'm glad I got to see the band on their Black Ice tour.
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry teamed up with the Southern California Children's Chorus for a special version of "Dream On."
The new version will be featured on an ESPN special in advance of the Boston Marathon. The song will be part of the E:60 series, during a segment entitled "Dream On: Stories on Boston's Strongest," focusing on last year's terrorist attack that killed three and injured over 250.
The Boston Marathon is set for April 21. You can watch coverage on NBC Universal Sports.
The other day Dave Mustaine performed with the San Diego Symphony. The clips are online now and I have to admit the concert looked darn cool. Plus I've never witnessed a proper orchestral audience hoot and really cheer before -- but the folks in San Diego sure did when Mustaine came on the stage.
I really do love when musicians take risks. I've been following Mustaine's build up to this symphonic endeavor and I'm glad it came off without a hitch.