Til September opening for the Charm City Devils at The Maryland Zoo
Happy birthday Jack White! Celebrate his birthday by checking out photos by Autumn de Wilde from the White Stripes’ 2007 tour or by reading our 2005 cover story on the band.
Happy 70th birthday #PaulMcCartney! Here is Paul on the June 17, 1976 cover of #RollingStone with Linda McCartney. See our gallery of the best of Paul’s solo career at RollingStone.com. (Taken with Instagram)
Til September rockin’ Bamboo Bernie’s last Friday!
Check out this submission in Counting Crows - Cover Song Contest on Indaba Music -
This is a recording we did as a demo when we were starting out. Figured it’d be fun to submit it in the contest :)
It seems the rumors are true, and the torch has been passed to Adam Lambert, who confirmed today to the U.K.’s Daily Star that he will be the new frontman of the epic British rock band Queen. The American Idol runner-up has made it clear he has no intention of replacing the late Freddie Mercury, he only wishes to “pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking great songs.” Read more about Lambert joining Queen at RollingStone.com.
The full story about Billy Idol getting his Octobriana tattoo (via octobriana)A Day to remember ” The Day I got my Tattoo “
” I never - ever - wanted a tattoo in my life . I just hated seeing them lizards and dragons . I mean sometimes they’re done brilliantly that you really admire them , but I thought ’ I don’t want a dragon ’ I wanted something that people would say. ’ Yeah , that’s great ! ’ and sort of add to the tattoo world .
I had this book all about these Russian art students in the sixties and they had created this cartoon character — this Amazon Brigitte Bardot , Mata Hari spy type person who vanquishes the foes of Oktobriana ( The October Revolution ) , you know , the foes of real communism . Well , in the end all these students got put in psycho hospitals , except for one guy who got out and brought the cartoon to London and printed it.
I think Bowie must have seen it , thats why he wore that disc on his forehead , because Oktobriana , has a star on her forehead. Well , I really liked this book and I’d been out of my mind at the time . So I just marched down to Cliff Ravens’s studio on Sunset Strip with this book in my hand and went ’ oof, I want that on me arm ’ to the guy behind the counter .
Lucky enough , he was brilliant . His name’s Kevin Brady , and he has this very thin style , almost dot -print- like . I was asking him to draw a cartoon , basically , and someone who’s used to the traditional Chinese things wouldn’t be able to do it . But he had exactly the right style to draw a cartoon on my arm ,
so much so that people think it is a transfer.
( Click on Billy to see close up of Tattoo ) I was really mad out of my mind , Los Angeles makes me like that , really , and I was at the 7-11 every morning buying tequila and trying to finish my solo album. I was staying at the Chateau Marmont , right around the time that John Belushi died . As matter of a fact , the same night he died I ‘d just smashed up my room and the police were there for me as well. So I hadn’t really slept the night before and while he was doing my tattoo I kept falling asleep all the time and waking up and saying ’ Not so Mongolian.’
The bit that hurt the most was when he wrote his name in Chinese characters , he really went Mmmmmmggggrrrrmmmmm . It cost me 75 bucks . I cut him down from
$ 150 , but , you know , I think maybe I ‘ll go back there and give him the other $ 75.
When people heard about it back in New York and England they were appalled . I mean they always assume that you’ve just had some huge spider web printed on half of your body . It was nice , though , because what I was looking forward to — just like anybody else who has a tattoo , I s’pose — is an element of beauty stuffed on your body , not something that detracts from you . “
This un edited Article is from Star Hits - December 1984
For more information about The Octobriana Book check out Octobriana : Icon or Myth
Bruce Springsteen played a surprise set at a benefit concert in Asbury Park, NJ over the weekend. Although his appearance was officially unplanned, he has been to nearly every one of the annual Light of Day concerts - which fund research on Parkinson’s disease - since they began in 2000.
David Bromberg, Garland Jeffreys and Southside Johnny also played sets at the benefit, but there is no denying that Springsteen stole the show. He left the crowd stunned after a solo acoustic performance of “Incident On 57th Street,” which he has only done one other time in his career.
To read more about Springsteen’s surprise set, visit RollingStone.com.
- Ben Murray
Supergroup Velvet Revolver and a bunch of their friends – including Tom Morello, Maroon 5 and Stephen Stills – came together at the West Hollywood House Of Blues last night for a bittersweet one-off, four-song performance to honor their late friend, the composer John O’Brien.
It was almost midnight when Scott Weiland, Slash Duff Mckagan, Dave Kushner, and Matt Sorum took the stage together for the first time in four years to send out love and support to the O’Brien family. The group seamlessly rocked their way through four tunes, ending with an emotional cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here,” a mournful tribute to their late friend. Read more about Velvet Revolver reuniting for “Love You Madly: A Concert For John O’Brien” at RollingStone.com.
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