-- NEW!!! Rock and Roll Memorabilia Sales and Rock Auctions featured in our online store and at MyWorld.eBay.com/WeirdandGilly --

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Talking PORK In Pittsburgh

Friday On My Mind – oh yeah!
Don’t miss your chance to visit the Andy Warhol Museum (117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA) this Friday, 28th of January.  A very special event will take place within the theater at 7:00 PM which is detailed below. 
Plan on sticking around because Cherry Vanilla will sign her new book Lick Me after the PORK discussion.   We hope to see some of you there!
Leee Black Childers, Cherry Vanilla and Tony Zanetta recall Andy Warhol’s play PORK and how the Ridiculous Theatre Community of actors and “superstars” of the late 60″s and early 70’s affected the evolution of Glitter, Glam and Punk Rock. Discussion moderated by Matt Wrbican, archivist at the Andy Warhol Museum. Read the rest of this entry »

Wishing You And Yours A Glam 2011!

“I once asked John Lennon what he thought of what I do.  He said, ‘It’s great, but it’s just rock & roll with lipstick on.”  David Bowie 1999

Heres to mega lipstick in the coming year.

Quote from Mouthing Off by John Luerssen.

Nowhere Boy Coming Soon

Roll ’em…here’s the trailer for the new movie about early John Lennon/Beatles Nowhere Boy, scheduled for release October 8th. Pull out the popcorn and count us in. Thanks Tom Weigand.

Va-Va-Va-Varvatos…

Looks like a good time was had by all.

See the Brooklyn Vegan’s star-studded story here. http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/09/zz_top_perry_fa.html

Ian Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky

High Voltage…Rock ‘N’ Roll

In case you missed the original message from ianhunter.com last month – consider this a ‘count-down’ reminder. You have  less than two weeks to get your tickets. This is High Voltage, rock ‘n’ roll!

Mott The Hoople legend Ian Hunter will be joining Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott for a one-off set at Classic Rock’s High Voltage festival.
The set will take place on the festival’s main stage on Sunday, July 25. Read the rest of this entry »

Cleveland to Heaven and Heaven to Hull

On the 30th of May we celebrated Mick Ronson’s birthday at the Beachland Tavern with a very special brunch menu, fantastic music and a great group of folks. Fans from the UK, Toronto and Colorado were in attendance and the locals enjoyed it too. Hosts Randy, Brenda and Judy supplied the t-shirts and pins while Irena (huge Ronson fan from Russia) created a fab Mick Ronson crossword puzzle that kept the room buzzing with trivia. Between the  prizes and the Pleasure Man (Hey Ma Get Papa) Margaritas every fan left smiling.  The same can be said for the weekend up in Hull that followed on the 5th and 6th of June.  All reports thus far have been good  and as pictures and comments continue to come in we’re archiving them here for future use in the gallery. Stay tuned.

Weird and Gilly Go Metal On Metal

Bill Peters, who has hosted his metal show on John Carroll University’s radio station WJCU FM 88.7 for 28 years (Metal on Metal) has asked Weird and Gilly to re-visit the radio station, tonight at 8:30PM.  They’ll talk about the revised edition of the Ronson book  and it’s  new availability at The Exchange stores.  The duo also promise

Read the rest of this entry »

Remembering Mick Ronson’s Birthday

Ronno would have been 64 years old today. In honor of his birthday and his legacy, celebrations are planned worldwide.

Fans and friends will celebrate from Cleveland to Hull over the course of the next few weeks. Please join us for the  Read the rest of this entry »

« Previous PageNext Page »