Old Oak vs. New Oak: A Comparison
I know I've been back for almost as long as I was gone, but it's worth noting that many things changed during my absence.
The Old Oak would stay out at bars until after midnight, then stay up watching movies until around... uh... 4:20. Dude.
The New Oak is in bed before 11 because he has this job, plus another job, plus school.
The Old Oak guzzled down many bottles of watery, mass-produced suds.
The New Oak prefers to savor a nice microbrewed pint of stout, porter, or ale.
The Old Oak listened to psychedelic music and went hiking.
The New Oak listens to death metal and hits the gym and the bike trail. (The Old Oak weighed considerably more than the New Oak.)
The Old Oak was known to chase beautiful, funny, intelligent, somewhat dangerous women.
The New Oak caught the most beautiful, funny, intelligent, dangerous one of all and married her.
The Old Oak liked Zeppelin and Floyd and AC/DC and was honored to be a part of Madison's #1 rock station.
The New Oak, at least in that respect, is exactly the same.
It doesn't sound like a big-budget production, but there may be a movie in the works about the life of Bon Scott. It will be written by and starred in by a guy who plays Bon Scott in an AC/DC tribute act. Click here to read more.
Eagles fans, make sure you see your band at Summerfest July 7th. Glenn Frey says he "doesn't want to say it's our last world tour, but it very well could be." He also finds it "confounding" that people still want to see them play. (I know a dude named Lewbowski who agrees!) Click here to read what Frey and Henley have to say about The History of the Eagles Tour.
The May 30th concert is a benefit show for those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombings. Aerosmith, J. Geils Band, and tons of other artists with roots in the area will perform.
"Wrong City to Mess With." Ya gotta love that.
More info at www.aconcertforboston.org.
Roger Waters says his live performances of "The Wall" have evolved over the years. There's more a political message now and less focus on the story of the "poor, miserable millionaire." Roger sort of takes a shot at his "more middle of the road colleagues" in Pink Floyd, too. Click here to read more of what Roger has to say and get a link to a video interview.
The Eagles are on the road this summer with "The History of the Eagles" tour, in which they'll play songs in chronological order and even bring Bernie Leadon back on board for a few appearances. Sammy Hagar is doing something very similar with his "Four Decades of Rock" tour. He'll be showcasing his music from the Montrose days through his solo years, the Van Halen era, and onward to the Waboritas and Chickenfoot. Joining him on some dates of the tour will be Denny Carmassi and Bill Church from Montrose and Michael Anthony from Van Halen/Chickenfoot. You can see Sammy at the Charter One Pavilion in Chicago on August 23rd. We'll let you know if he announces any dates closer to home. Click here to read more.
Nobody seems to know if it's a stand-alone video or if it's precursor to something else. It makes me think of Quentin Tarantino. And it stars David Lee Roth. In his underwear. Read about it here. The subtitles are definitely NSFW, so I'm not technically allowed to link to the video. However, there may be a link in the story. Just sayin'.
Love his music. Loved listening to interviews. He had this hippie-poetic way of telling a story that always drew me right in and made it seem like things from long ago just happened last week. I'm too depressed write anything else.
Somehow I missed my invite to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year. Gee, that's odd. I'm sure it was lost in the mail or something. Oh, well. In case yours was also lost, you can read a recap of the evening's events here.