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Stay tuned! We have so much to shout about!

A new David Bowie album, the return of the Stooges  and then there’s the incredible Ian Hunter tour!

Spider Trevor Bolder‘s comeback, Ken Scott‘s terrific new book and the premier of the 1994 Mick Ronson Memorial Film and so much more!!!

Luv on ya,
Weird and Gilly 2013

 

Marc Bolan Remembered: 65th Birthday!!

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Marc Bolan would’ve turned 65 years old today so we want to take a minute and salute our favorite cosmic rocker. He slides, he’s a dandy, he’s an elf, he’s a wizard, he’s the metal guru, he’s our jeepster and his spirit is alive and well. God bless his family, friends and fans on this very special day. Read the rest of this entry »

Ian Hunter Visits Ohio Early To Kick Start The Non-Profit ‘Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present And Future’ Benefit Sept. 26

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Ian Hunter has just recorded one of his best records ever, he’s out on the road with his long-time Rant Band and now he’s agreed to come to Cleveland a day early to kick off a benefit that will help launch a new non-profit ‘Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present and Future.’ Read the rest of this entry »

Listen To Ian Hunter’s New Single ‘When I’m President’ And Pre-Order Now

 

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Ian Hunter is back “business as usual” and better than ever, returning with ‘When I’m President’ the first single from the album with the same name. Listen to the audio track (right now!!) and you’ll have to grin as Hunter along with his Rant Band tell it like it is.

‘When I’m President’ will be available in the UK on the 3rd of September and in the USA on the 4th and according to the info posted on the official website we have a lot to look forward to.

Pre-order the CD now through Propermusic.com or Amazon.co.uk. and prepare yourselves – Hunter may be stopping in your town on his tour. When he performs this new single you’re going to want to sing along, right? Let’s show Hunter that he’d have our vote for President in a heartbeat.

Listen to Ian Hunter’s ‘When I’m President’

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Ken Scott Releases New Memoir ‘Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust’

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Ken Scott is legend in our world. Calling him an engineer or producer extraordinaire is putting it lightly for the man has been involved with some of our favorite records ever. Now, he’s written a memoir that details his career and notes how he achieved some of the sounds we’ve grown to cherish. Read the rest of this entry »

40th Anniversary of Ziggy Stardust Celebrated At Heddon Street, London 2012

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Spiders From Mars bassist Trevor Bolder and drummer Woody Woodmansey were two very special guests that appeared at the unveiling of the new plaque commemorating the 40th Anniversary of David Bowie’s ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.’ Read the rest of this entry »

T-Rex’s Ms. Gloria Jones Arrives In Cleveland, Ohio

Join us tonight at the RHOF to welcome Gloria Jones!

The Rock Hall hosts an evening with singer and songwriter Gloria Jones as part of Museum’s Black History Month celebration

WHAT:   On Wednesday, February 29, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host an evening with singer and songwriting Gloria Jones (“Tainted Love,” “If I Were Your Woman”).  This event is part of the Museum’s month-long Black History Month celebration.

WHEN:             Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7pm.

WHERE:           Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Foster Theater

TO RSVP:         This event is FREE with a reservation. Reservations can be made by  visiting at the Rock Hall Box Office.   A limited number of tickets will be available for those without internet access through the Rock Hall’s RSVP phone system by calling (216) 515-8426.

Can’t make it to Cleveland for this event?  No worries! This event will be live streamed on the RHOF website.

MORE INFO:   Cincinnati-born soul singer and songwriter Gloria Jones has been performing for nearly five decades, first appearing in the spotlight in the mid-1960s with her original recording of “Tainted Love.” The song went on to be covered by Soft Cell and reached international success in 1981. Jones joined British rock band T. Rex as keyboardist and backing vocalist in 1974 until the band’s end in 1977. As a songwriter, Jones penned a number of songs  through the years, including “My Mistake” (Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye) and “If I Were Your Woman” (Gladys Knight).

 

Congratulations! Roxy Music Frontman Bryan Ferry Gets Married

Photo (C) Karen 'Gilly' Laney

Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry married Amanda Sheppard in a romantic island ceremony earlier this week. Sheppard who is much younger than Ferry has been dating the singer since 2008. Love is the drug, right? Read the rest of this entry »

David Bowie Turns 65

David Bowie turns 65 today and we wish him a very happy birthday and a year full of life’s richest blessings. Weird and Gilly celebrate a 24th Anniversary today. 24 years of creating together.  We’ve been listening together and laughing together a lot longer than that but that’s another story. Until we can tell it, crank it up and “let yourself go.” Cheers to the person that created this graphic – (unknown) and a much larger cheer to YOU.

Now, go CELEBRATE!!!

 

David Bowie’s ‘Jean Genie’ Starring Mick Ronson

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David Bowie 1973 ‘Top Of The Pops’ anyone?  So ~ like you, we kept hearing about the possible T.O.T. P. ‘Jean Genie broadcast on Dec. 21, 2011 but just about the time we settled with the notion of having to wait,  BBC2 aired it as part of their Christmas special. Almost immediately, posting after posting started to appear on youTube and it felt like the entire planet was tuning in.

Bowie and The Spiders From Mars are caught here, in their absolute prime and the delivery of this video, 38 years later and the week of Christmas ~ kicked our spirits into overdrive.  Read part 1 of the story here and the follow up here for the complete story  but the video you’ll find posted below. Lean back and get ready to time-travel: UK 1973. “Let Yourself Go!!”

Watch David Bowie and The Spiders  Perform Jean Genie

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