Jimmy Page To Release Long Lost ‘Lucifer Rising’ Music
by ANDREW TIJS
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will release long lost soundtracks, including the title music to ’70s film ‘Lucifer Rising’.
Cult filmmaker Kenneth Anger created the film ‘Lucifer Rising’ in the early-’70s and commissioned Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page to write the soundtrack, which was never used.
Now Jimmy has posted on his Facebook page that the title score for the film – as well as other soundtrack music he recorded in his home studio – have been rediscovered, remixed, and will be released via his website.
The post explains, “This is a musical diary of avant-garde compositions and experiments, one of which was to appear on the film ‘Lucifer Rising’. The collection has been exhumed and is now ready for public release. This will be available exclusively on the website.”
It will be available on heavyweight vinyl, with a special limited edition run of numbered copies, the first 93 of which will be signed.
Lucifer Rising And Other Sound Tracks will be available to buy here at jimmypage.com from March 20.
1) Lucifer Rising – Main Track
4) Damask – Ambient
5) Lucifer Rising – Percussive Return
Noel Gallagher to release new EP 'Songs From The Great White North' for Record Store Day
Noel Gallagher is set to release a new EP next month, which is titled 'Songs From The Great White North'.
The EP, which contains four tracks in total, will be released on 12' vinyl to celebrate this year's Record Store Day, which happens on April 21.
The EP is made up of the former Oasis' man's recent B-sides and includes his recent collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous 'Shoot A Hole Into The Sun' as well as previous offerings 'The Good Rebel', 'Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me' and 'I'd Pick You Everytime'.
Speaking about the release and why he wanted to celebrate Record Store Day, Gallagher said: "Record shops are as important as the records themselves".
Gallagher joins the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Mastodon, Frank Turner and Arcade Fire in releasing one-off vinyl records to celebrate this year's Record Store Day.
The tracklisting for 'Songs From The Great White North' is as follows:
'The Good Rebel'
'Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me'
'I'd Pick You Everytime'
'Shoot A Hole Into The Sun'
Rolling Stones' Keith Richards apologises for offending Mick Jagger in his book 'Life'
The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has apologised to Mick Jagger for offending him in his autobiography Life.
The tome, which was released in October 2010, went on to sell a million copies but sparked a feud between the pair after Richards described the frontman as "unbearable" and also mocked the size of his manhood.
Now, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Richards admitted that he regretted upsetting his bandmate in the book, and also said he was pleased their relationship had recently begun to improve.
"He [Mick] and I have had conversations over the last year of a kind we have not had for an extremely long time and that has been incredibly important to me," he said, before adding: "As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that."
Jagger also spoke about the current state of their friendship, revealing: "In the 1980s for instance Keith and I were not communicating very well. I got very involved with the business side of the Stones, mainly because I felt no one else was interested, but it's plain now from the book that Keith felt excluded, which is a pity. Time I reckon to move on."
Earlier this week (March 14), it was announced that The Rolling Stones had delayed their 50th anniversary tour until 2013. They had been expected to embark on a world tour this summer to mark half-a-century since their first ever gig in London in 1962, but the band have now revealed that won't be ready to hit the road until next year.
Don McLean has live the life of a troubadour for fifty years, doing his first recording in the early-60's while still in prep school. Along the way, he wrote the pop classic And I Love You So and recorded some of the most loved songs of the last half-century, including American Pie, Vincent and a cover of Roy Orbison's Crying.
In a recent interview with The Tennessean, McLean said that he is starting to think towards retirement but before going there, he has put together a new documentary, Don McLean: American Troubadour, that is airing on many PBS stations around the nation during the current pledge drive.
He told the paper "I’m 66 years old, and I think I’m going to retire when I’m 70, and do something else, or not do this anymore. I felt for my children, family and my fans all over the world, that it was time for me to put together, in one place, the story of my music, and the story of my life, which are basically totally intertwined."
Check your local listings to see if your PBS station is showing the film. Also check out more on McLean at The Tennessean.
Paul Simon to bring 'Graceland' to London's Hyde Park in July
Paul Simon will play 'Graceland' in its entirety at this year's Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park on July 15 this summer.
This April marks 25 years since Simon brought his original 'Graceland' tour to the UK, where he played six sold-out shows at London's Royal Albert Hall and he will return to celebrate anniversary later this summer.
The series of gigs were blighted with controversy as demonstrators, including Billy Bragg and The Specials' Jerry Dammers, protested Simon breaking the ANC's cultural boycott of apartheid-era South Africa while making the record.
Simon recorded the album in the troubled country in 1985 after being inspired by South African township music. In doing so, he was accused of breaching the cultural boycott against the ruling regime.
Despite this, 'Graceland' went on to sell 14million copies worldwide and is often credited as Simon's finest album with hits such as 'You Can Call Me Al' and 'The Boy In The Bubble'.
For the Hyde Park gig, Simon will be once again joined on-stage by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the South African male choir who appeared on the original album recording.
The 25-year anniversary will also see the re-release of the record, as well as the release of Joe Berlinger's documentary film about Simon re-visiting South Africa a quarter of a century later.
Simon will be supported by Alison Krauss and Union Station at the Hyde Park show.
Scroll down and click to view the trailer for 'Under African Skies'.
Doobie Brothers' drummer Michael Hossack dead at 65
by SALLY BAILEY
Sadly, Michael Hossack passed away on Tuesday at age 65, after a battle with cancer.
Manager Bruce Cohen made the following statement " Mike was a one-of-a kind guy and a long-time member of the Doobie Brothers. He was a fighter and fought the big battle with cancer and he was a close personal friend of mine and I speak for Mike's family and the entire band when I say he will be greatly missed."
Doobie Brothers guitarists and singer Patrick Simmons had this to say, "When my kids were little, they used to call him 'Big Mike,' because to them he was such a big guy. But to me and those who knew him, he had an even a bigger heart. We were friends for 43 years and we shared some wonderful adventures together, times I will never forget. Thanks for all those wonderful memories Mike, and all the great music. We love you."
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