R.E.M.-These Days-Utrecht Holland 9-14-87

One of the most bootlegged bands in the world, R.E.M.  packaged the September 1987 Utrecht Holland full concert as a bonus disc on the  Document    anniversary deluxe edition. Listen loudly to prepare for R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, Peter Buck,…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-American Girl 40th Anniversary

This is more or less where it all started for those of us who missed Tom Petty's formative years in Mudcrutch in the clubs around Gainesville FL . It is a miracle that "American Girl" on the 1976 debut Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   over…

Simple Minds- Sanctify Yourself- Sydney 12-7-12

If you look up the definition of "humble beginnings" in your rock'n'roll dictionary, what you could very well see is a black and white photo dated July 17, 1978 of local lads on the tiny stage of the Satellite Club in Glasgow Scotland, performing…

McCartney's Wings Over America Lifted Off in 1976

Paul McCartney, after the Beatles breakup, made  a much-anticipated return to the stage this week in 1976

Foreigner-"Dirty White Boy"- Dallas 2-95

Mick Jones will be hosting the 40th anniversary "Best Of" Foreigner here In the Studio the week of May 15.

Elton John-The Bitch is Back- Foxboro MA Stadium 9-6-93

Sir Elton John is surprisingly vital, exceedingly creative, and energetic as he is now poised with breaking seventy, clearly with a lot left in the tank,

Robert Cray-Right Next Door-Dallas 7-87

In observance of his birthday 8/1, Robert Cray "Right Next Door(Because of Me) " from Dallas July 1987.

U2-Mysterious Ways-1992 New York City Yankee Stadium

"Mysterious Ways" in New York City's original Yankee Stadium in August 1992 on the U2 Achtung Baby tour

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band-Factory-Cleveland 8-9-78

With the release of the album Darkness on the Edge of Town in 1978, Bruce Springsteen went from the Cinemascope sweep of Born to Run three years earlier to the Rock Generation's defacto Secretary of Labor.

Metallica-The Unforgiven-San Francisco 2-16

So who did the the NFL secure to perform at halftime during the historic 50th All-American Super Bowl, broadcast to over a billion viewers worldwide from San Francisco, a city with a long rich heritage of musical contributions? Coldplay, the finest British innocuous band money can buy.