Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February 12, 2013

THE BLACK KEYS...El Camino (2011)
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)
"El Camino" was released in 2011 and reached number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Album Charts.  I'll give it a 3 1/2 out out of 5 stars.  This was surprisingly a pretty good record.  I think I was a little hesitant to check this one out as I wasn't a big fan of their previous albums.  Then I heard the single "Gold On The Ceiling" and it is a great track.  Other highlights include "Lonely Boy", "Sister" and "Stop Stop".

Steve Hackett, formerly with Genesis, is 63; Michael McDonald is 61; Jim Creeggan of the Barenaked Ladies is 43;

1939 Ray Manzarek of the Doors is born in Chicago, Illinois.  Manzarek died in 2013
1967 Keith Richard becomes the third member of the Rolling Stones to be arrested for “various substances of suspicious nature.”
1968 Jimi Hendrix receives the key to the city in his hometown of Seattle, Washington
1988 Axl Rose walks off the stage in Phoenix, Arizona at a concert where Guns 'N' Roses were the opening act for David Lee Roth. The rest of the shows with DLR are cancelled
1997 David Bowie receives a star on Hollywood`s Walk Of Fame
2005 Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Jerry Lee Lewis receive the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award the day before the Grammys.
2007 Heaven And Hell announce that Vinny Appice will be their drummer instead of Bill Ward
2012  At the 54th Grammy Awards the Foo Fighters  win for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for "White Limo", 'Walk" winds Best Rock Performance and "Wasting Light" wins Best Rock Album

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