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Mick Ronson To Be Remembered At The ICA In April

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Next month (April 29) marks the 20th anniversary of Mick Ronson’s passing and as we approach that anniversary we’ve learned that the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London is planning a very special evening in Ronson’s memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Viva Las Vegas! Today is Def Leppard Day!

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Viva Las Vegas! It’s just been announced that in honor of Def Leppard‘s residency Viva Hysteria!, Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman has proclaimed TODAY – Friday, March 22nd ”Def Leppard Day.” Their 11 gig run at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino launches tonight and ends on April 13th. It’s not very often that the entire band are all together, in one place, for that long of time so we know they’ll make the absolute best of it. 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 »

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

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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!!!

 

Celebrating the Mick Ronson Legacy

On June 4, 2011, Legacy presents the second annual Celebrating the Mick Ronson Legacy event at the Springhead in Hull, England. This is Mick’s hometown and a beautiful city. If you’re able to attend we recommend that  you do as it will be a magical day, remembering and paying tribute to the one and only: Mick Ronson. More details will follow as bands are added to the bill.

This special event is put on by the MICK RONSON LEGACY for friends and fans and will benefit cancer charities including Teenage Cancer Trust and the MacMillan Nurses. Please consider spending a day in Hull and supporting this very special event.

The Rock Hall’s Arch Villains: The Alice Cooper Group

So tomorrow it’s official. The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum induct Alice Cooper! Though the ceremony takes place in New York everyone knows the real party is in Cleveland. Watch the 2011 Induction Simulcast at 8:30PM on MARCH 14th at the RHOF $5.

1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland, OH

www.alicecooper.com has this to say:

With their upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Alice Cooper, is acknowledged as one of the most influential bands in rock history. At inception forty years ago, the group shocked the world so fundamentally that it seems to have taken a preternaturally long time for their incredible talent to be recognized.
In 1970, Alice Cooper flipped hippie ideals on their head and astonished the world, “driving a stake through the heart of the Love Generation,” as the group’s namesake put it.

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Stooges Plan Ron Asheton Tribute

Here’s your chance to have ‘a real cool time’ and share in a night dedicated to remembering Ron Asheton from The Stooges.
 
WHERE: Michigan Theater – Ann Arbor
 
WHEN: Tuesday April 19th, 2011
 
WHY:  “The Stooges and I wanted to do a concert in memory of Ron and his music. We’ve chosen to do this in Ann Arbor where our group, our attitudes and our ideals were forged. It really was the birth of a movement. We’re planning to involve musicians across the spectrum from classical to youth groups and have a f—– big blast in memory of Ron. Teenage musicians from the Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor’s teen center will open performing early Stooges songs. I may join them on vocals if they don’t have somebody who can kick my ass. Deniz Tek from Radio Birdman who was Ron’s closest friend in music outside the group is going to join me for a couple of Ron’s best numbers. Henry Rollins who articulates so many things about music so well has volunteered to MC and try yet again to defeat me in a musical duel. He may think he’s got a better chance now that I’m 64, and he’s only 50, we shall see. Henry was given his pick of Stooges songs to perform and he chose a great one.
The full and present Iggy and the Stooges line up will then perform a full set, songs from The Stooges, Funhouse, Raw Power/- James Williamson – guitar, Scott Asheton – drums, Iggy Pop – vocals, Mike Watt and Steve Mackay, Bass and Sax respectively.”
-Iggy Pop

The concert is organized as a benefit for the Ron Asheton Foundation. In turn, this benefits both the music and animal community. Complete details can be found at: http://www.ronashetonfoundation.org/

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

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