This week, E Street Band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt will be honored by Little Kids Rock with their annual “Big Man Of The Year” award. The nonprofit organization, which works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged public schools, has honored Clarence Clemons, Bernie Williams and Lady Gaga in the past.
Crosby, Stills and Nash have been political for as long as rock music has been political, speaking out on important issues since Vietnam. Now, they’re banding together with Tom Morello, former Rage Against the Machine guitarist and practically Occupy Wall Street’s musical spokesman, for a benefit concert protesting California politics.
Springsteen expects his band to be able to play different songs night after night, and apparently, the same holds true for his guests. Both Vedder and Morello showed up the following night, but each did (mostly) different songs from the prior concert
Dee Snider may have endorsed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s candidacy when he ran for Governor of California, but he hasn’t given Republicans carte blanche to use his music.
Now, thanks to VH1, VH1 Classic and Palladia, you’ll be able to hear both of the Springsteen/McCartney collaborations, “Twist And Shout,” as well as “I Saw Her Standing There.” And you’ll be able to hear the entire ending of “Twist And Shout,” even though people who were at the show didn’t get to hear it. As it turns out, the microphones were still on for the entire song, it was only the PA that was shut down.
Pete Seeger’s “A More Perfect Union” features an impressive duet line up of Seeger with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, and Dar Williams. The album will feature of fourteen brand new songs influenced by political, economic, and environmental issues.
Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young) have long been seen voices of their generation, torchbearers of ’60s activism. On the set of their “CBS This Morning” appearance last month, CBS Local asked them who they see as great political songwriters of today’s generation. Their answers may surprise you.
In the days leading up to Levon Helm’s passing (and since the news of his passing spread earlier today), the music world has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the drummer, singer and mandolin […]