THE ALBUM OF THE DAY
JOE BONAMASSA...Dust Bowl (2011)
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)
The gritty, blues-based playing of Joe Bonamassa is in full force on this record.
Firmly rooted in the Blues, but definitely explores the outer reaches of the genre - this record showcases Joe's amazing virtuosity with his lengthy and blistering guitar solos.
ROCK BIRTHDAYS FOR DECEMBER 23
Jorma Kaukonen from Jefferson Airplane is 71; Ron Bushy from Iron Butterfly is 70; Dave Murray from Iron Maiden is 55; Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam is 47;
ON THIS DATE
1959 Chuck Berry is arrested and charged with the Mann Act after ttransporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of prostitution. He is convicted and serves time in prison in Indiana and later in Kansas
1972 Grand Funk Railroad's former manager Terry Knight shows up with moving vans and the sheriff at one of GFR's concerts to collect their equipment. The band and Knight have been involved in several nasty lawsuits. The sheriff tells Knight he cannot take the equipment until after the show
1986 Two teenagers from Reno, Nevada attempt suicide after listening to the album Stained Glass by Judas Priest. One dies and the parents sue the band claiming it was their fault. That suit is later dismissed
1987 Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is pronounced dead, but is then revived with 2 adrenaline shots to the chest
2010 The surviving members of The Doors reject an official pardon granted by the State of Florida days earlier to their late frontman Jim Morrison, insisting that Morrison is owed a full apology by the State as well as the City of Miami and that he did not need "to be pardoned for anything"
ROCKLINE with Bob Coburn
Monday, December 26 GARY HOEY BAND 11:30 PM Eastern/8:30 Pacific Listen here
Wednesday, December 28 TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA 11:30 PM Eastern/8:30 Pacific Listen here
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The Rock Show with Michael David for cHRISTMAS WEEKEND dECEMBER 23-25, 2011. You can download the zip file HERE