Rolie says that he had a blast performing with Journey, and that he was surprised by the audience reaction, as he had been out of the band for nearly three decades by that point. “I was kind of shocked. A friend of mine was in the audience, and a guy right behind him said ‘That’s Greg f***ing Rolie!’ I didn’t know that was my middle name!”
One of the hottest tours of the summer was The Beach Boys/Brian Wilson reunion. On the list of legendary bands who are estranged from important former (living) members, Santana ranks high. So what would it take to get the group’s original singer, Gregg Rolie, back into the fold for an album and/or tour?
The Woodstock Music & Art Festival will be remembered for peace, love, great music and some “brown acid” the over half million in attendance were warned about. But something you might not have known is how much the performers were paid to appear at Woodstock.
The most surprising thing about the tour is that it hadn’t happened before now. There was clearly a respect and a bond between the two bands. It’s truly a co-headlining affair: The Allmans played first, whereas the prior night at Long’s Island’s Nikon At Jones Beach, they closed the show.
Our ‘Tickets @ 2’ song of the day is “Evil Ways” by Santana
Summer’s here, which means the time is right for dancing in the seats (or on the lawn, if you’re on a tight budget) under the stars. As the temperature rises, rock, pop and country tours tend to leave arenas to give fans the experience of hearing their favorite performers live under the stars (or under the rain, if you’re unlucky). Here’s a roundup of some of this summer’s top shed and stadium tours.
Check out the new music releases for this week!
Be listening for “Oye Como Va” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Santana[/lastfm] on ‘Tickets @2’ between two and three. Salsa legend Tito Puente wrote the song and recorded it in the early ’50s. While Puente was very popular in the […]
If you had picked up a newspaper on the morning of Monday, April 8, 1974, you would have read about the latest developments in the ever-growing web of scandals around President Richard Nixon, which would […]
It’s a [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Santana[/lastfm] song today on ‘Tickets @ 2,’ a song written by Salsa legend [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tito Puente[/lastfm] in the early ’50s. While Puente was very popular in the Latin community, Santana’s cover of […]