Archive: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

R.I.P. Mitch Mitchell

Mitch Mitchell, drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, died on Wedesday. I've spent all morning looking for this live performance of the band playing "Manic Depression" on a British TV show back in the '60s but I just cannot find it. I know it's out there somewhere, because one day...

By David Malitz | November 13, 2008; 2:27 PM ET | Comments (2)

Live Last Night: Smashing Pumpkins

Freak U.S.A. (All Photos by Kyle "Leafblower" Gustafson) It's without any exaggeration at all that I say that last July's Smashing Pumpkins performance at the 9:30 club was one of the worst concerts I've ever seen. So I went into last night's show at Constitution Hall with decidedly low expectations,...

By David Malitz | November 12, 2008; 4:42 PM ET | Comments (10)

CMAs: Taylor Swift's Big Night Out

Shock and awwwwww: A self-portrait of Tuesday's big BMI Awards winner. (Taylor Swift for TWP) NASHVILLE -- Taylor Swift had a minor crisis midway through her meal at last night's BMI Awards: Her Shirley Temple was served in a lowball glass that might have given people the impression that the...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 12, 2008; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

CMAs: They Advertised What, Where?

NASHVILLE -- Driving back from a recording session with Sebastian Bach just now (more on that insanity later), I got stuck behind a delivery truck whose contents were actually outside: On the back and both sides of the truck were illuminated billboards advertising Tim McGraw's Nov. 22 hosting appearance on...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 11, 2008; 6:52 PM ET | Comments (1)

CMAs: Random Notes From Nashville

Jimmy Wayne: A Nashville star who can quote Fat Boys lyrics! NASHVILLE - The first voice I heard upon arriving at the airport here yesterday was Kellie Pickler's. The "American Idol" dingbat was singing "Don't You Know You're Beautiful" on a video screen at the CMT store, right around...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 11, 2008; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (2)

As If Paying $25 to See a Grateful Dead Cover Band Wasn't Bad Enough

Here's the article that appeared in my inbox a few times over the weekend. The vital info: A drunken Jersey City councilman was arrested for urinating on a crowd of concertgoers from the balcony of a Washington nightclub, police and club sources said Saturday. Councilman Steven Lipski was caught relieving...

By David Malitz | November 10, 2008; 10:49 AM ET | Comments (3)


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