Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Black Country Communion - Live Over Europe

Black Country Communion has announced their expected DVD will be called Live Over Europe and have a release date of Monday October 24th (likely the 25th in North America).

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Derek Sherinian on BCC

sherinian-hughesKeyboardist Derek Sherinian has been largely the quiet one when it comes to Black Country Communion, and interviews with him seem to be rarer than with the bands other three members, Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa and Jason Bonham. With a new solo album coming out, however, he sat down with Bravewords, and managed to spill the beans on what's next for BCC: Black Country Communion - what’s it like working with the voice of rock, Glenn Hughes.

Sherinian: “Glenn is great with his British wit. He’s the elder statesman of rock and it’s a real pleasure to tour with him. The last nine weeks (touring) have been a very smooth ride. I’d love to do more touring with these guys.” True, but why only Europe? Why no BCC in North America?

Sherinian: “We need to do a proper North American tour. We just need to go out there and grind it out.” It’s strange. The first album was great. The second album was better, but the band remains largely hidden from North America.

Sherinian: “It all comes down to demand. We’re selling a lot more records in Europe and the demand for us to play live is greater there. You have to go where the warm current is.” What’s next for BCC?

Sherinian: “Well, we are putting out a live DVD from this last European tour for Christmas and the plan is to make a third record next spring and then next June (2012) we’re going back on tour, but I’m not sure where. That’s the rough sketch.”

The DVD we knew about, but BCC3, plus another summer tour. As I said in the podcast, it's the to come to parts north.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Podcast #1

I was nosing through iTunes for some Led Zeppelin podcasts a while ago and was surprised to find there are no regular Zep-casts. I was, by happy coincidence, wondering what to do with this blog. It was time to find a way to grow it, but how. The solution, it occurred to me, was a RambleOn podcast. With all that said, I gave it a go. As I mention more than once in the podcast, I figured I'd run out of stuff to say in about 5 minutes, but I spoke for 45 minutes. While there are some imperfections in delivery, I think it came out pretty well for a first go. Improvements will be ongoing, and I am hoping to throw in some interviews down the road. Meanwhile, here's the Ramble On Podcast #1

Download it here: I have submitted to it iTunes, but it hasn't been approved as of yet. I have no idea how long the process takes, but once it is up I will along the link. Please let me hear what you thought, feedback is key:

Monday, August 15, 2011

Robert Plant Joins Save the Children

Robert Plant has joined an impressive list of celebrities and artists in a campaign to "raise funds for the devastating food crisis affecting millions of children and their families across East Africa." The celebrities and artists include singers (Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Elton John, Robert Plant, Kanye West, Madonna,), musicians and bands (not mutually exclusive from singers, I know) (U2, Brian May) and sports figures (David Beckham, Muhammad Ali, Cristiano Ronaldo).

The following message was posted on each one's Facebook page:
Millions of children are facing starvation right now – this doesn't have to happen. Save The Children has launched an emergency aid response in Africa. Please watch this video, share with friends and download Bob Marley & The Wailer’s single 'High Tide or Low Tide’ with all proceeds going to the East Africa food crisis appeal. You can help now.

Fans are being asked to watch the following video, Bob Marley & The Wailers 1973 song High Tide or Low Tide, then download the song. Proceeds to go to Save the Children.

The food crisis in Somalia and across East Africa is the worst in decades. 10 million people are affected – many have no food, no water and have lost all their livestock. One million children in Somalia alone face starvation if help is not delivered now. Save the Children and other aid agencies have launched a huge emergency response across the region and are on the ground delivering life-saving aid.

Helping raise funds for food, water and medicine for those in East Africa, the song and film can be downloaded through iTunes, from or via Bob Marley’s Facebook page, for 99p / $1.29. The Facebook page will also feature click-through links for direct donations to Save the Children’s East Africa appeal.

Donations can be made through I'm Gonna Be Your Friend.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


On the anniversary of the 2nd Knebworth show on August 10, 1979, released a new, fabulous video of Led Zeppelin playing Kashmir that night:

Kashmir (Live at Knebworth) from J P on Vimeo.