After reading about that sick looking Doors box set from the Felt Forum shows in 1970, we felt compelled to post the above trailer. It’s for the upcoming Doors documentary directed by Tom DiCillo and narrated by Johnny Depp. We neglected to post this when it first made the rounds. So here it is. Peace…Frog.
At least they’ve dropped the farewell tour bullshit. Kiss kicks off the Kiss Alive 35 tour, in Detroit……Rock City, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the classic live album, Kiss, Alive. Click through for tour dates.
Pearl Jam, playing a rare club gig last night at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, wowed the 2,000 seat venue with a rip-roaring set, of classics, new songs and b-sides But the biggest surprise was the covers. When the band ripped into Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower”, Ronnie Wood rolled out on stage to join the band for what we hear was an incredible rendition. Also appearing was Simon Townsend, Pete’s older brother, as Pearl Jam launched into The Who’s “The Real Me” (check the short clip above). Pearl Jam continues their short jaunt through Europe, up next is Rotterdam.
We love our supergroups here at Rockheap. From CSN, to Bad English, to the more recent garbage known as Chickenfoot, how can one resist the mixing of musical ingredients to form supergroup stew. Well Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters jumps back behind the drums, Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age, grabs the guitar and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin picks ups his bass and we have…Them Crooked Vultures. From the 14 seconds of music embedded above, it sounds a helluva lot better than Chickenshit i mean Foot. Check out their cryptic website here: themcrookedvultures.com. More details to come.
Both Chicagoland newspapers, The Sun Times and The Tribune, are reporting that Bruce and the gang will perform their quintessential, E Street Blockbuster, 1975’s Born To Run, in it’s entirety at his Sept. 20th United Center show. No word if they plan to do any more albums during the rest of the tour. We’re praying for Lucky Town or Human Touch. Or not.
We’re hearing that Steven Tyler has been auditioning for the Zep reunion tour and is indeed a leading candidate. I’m not sure who this information makes me hate more - Page, for even considering this, Plant, for being such a pompous moron, or Tyler, for just sucking so damn much. Check out the above video for a possible preview of this trainwreck.
I couldn’t resist making this our classic clip. Check this performance out from Cal Jam 2 in March of 1978. Look at the size of the crowd! Other notables that performed at this show were Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Santana, Dave Mason and Foreigner.
Metallica’s new album, Death Magnetic is scheduled to drop on September 12. We came across the video above of the band performing the first single, “The Day That Never Comes” at the Leeds festival in jolly old England. For more Death Magnetic news and previews, check out the below widget.
Daughtry has contributed his cover version of Foreigner’s ode to getting laid “Feels Like The First Time” to CNN. CNN plans to use this new version of the song as part of it’s election coverage of first time voters. Considering how stupid most 18-20 year olds are, Rockheap would actually rather these kids get laid than vote. Mick Jones of Foreigner is quoted as saying “Daughtry’s version of the song is very cool and has more than captured the essence of the original.” Translation: “I don’t give a shit what it sounds like, I’m getting paid bitches”
Here’s the video they created for this pointless cover:
With the passing of the soul legend earlier this week, it was only appropriate for today’s Classic Clip to come from Black Moses himself. Check out this completely insane video of Isaac doing the Theme From Shaft from Spain in 1973. Not sure what’s crazier, his outfit or the fact that Rev. Jesse Jackson introduces him. Get funky y’all.
Remember when The Who were The Who? Not the pathetic shell of a once mighty rock behemoth. The VH1 Rock Honors gave us a real bad taste in our mouths. So we’re gonna wash it out with this classic clip of My Generation from Woodstock. Enjoy.