Entries by Red Beard

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The Police- Regatta de Blanc 40th Anniversary- Sting, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers

“Love can mend your life, but love can break your heart…”- “Message in a Bottle”, 1979 (Sting) “Outlandos d’Amour  has a certain grotesque, naïve charm about it,” Sting offers in this interview about the second album by The Police, “but Regatta de Blanc   is infinitely a better record.” Both the critics and the rock audience agreed, […]

R.E.M.- What’s the Frequency Kenneth- Milton Keynes UK 7-95

“We were touring for the first time in five years. We wanted something arena and festival ready”, says R.E.M. lead singer and lyricist Michael Stipe in Newsweek about the overall sound of the Fall 1994 release Monster.   The proof of the pudding was served up in a spectacular way the following July when R.E.M. […]

Eric Clapton- Tell the Truth- Crossroads Guitar Fest Chicago 2007

This weekend Eric Clapton‘s Crossroads Guitar Festival comes full circle back to Dallas Texas where the first one was held ( Cotton Bowl 2004 ). Just some of the players scheduled to appear: Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark jr, Jeff Beck, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Sonny […]

Bad Company- Runnin’ with the Pack- Dallas/Ft.Worth 7-10-13

Bad Company has the dubious distinction of being just about the only arena-filling Seventies band which never released a live album during its original incarnation. And even though the three surviving original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirk rectified that omission after reforming in the 21st century for touring purposes, still it doesn’t […]