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Watch Sir Paul McCartney Jam with Nirvana at Safeco Field

Last night (7/19/13) at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA, Sir Paul McCartney was joined by the remaining members of Nirvana and treated fans to “Helter Skelter,” “Cut Me Some Slack,” and “Get Back.”

Video credits: Trent Moorman

Outside Lands 2013 w/ Sir Paul, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers And More

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San Francisco decided to jump into the festival mix early Tuesday, when the lineup for the sixth annual Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival was announced.  Sir Paul McCartney will headline along side Nine Inch Nails and the Red Hot Chili Peppers the weekend of August 9th through the 11th at Golden Gate Park. Other notable acts include Phoenix, Willie Nelson, Kurt Vile and The Violators, Gary Clark Jr (shocker), Young The Giant, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band Of Horses, Fishbone and Grizzly Bear.  

No word on if Grohl, Novoselic and Smear make an appearance during McCartney’s set for some “Cut Me Some Slack” action. Three-day passes start at $235 but go up based on availability to $249.50. VIP is also available for $545. You can buy tickets at the festival’s Official Website here beginning Thursday April 18th at Noon PST.

Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon B.L.A.M Does Not Disappoint.

Bonnaroo 2013 June 13-16th in beautiful Manchester, TN.
Words/Video/Pictures : BeezNutzStl

Bonarroo 2013

Today is a day that myself, and thousands of other music fans across the world have been waiting for. Which of coarse is Bonnaroo Announcement Day. It is almost a holiday to some like me. I personally worked 3 extra shifts at my job just to have this day off. And, was it worth it? Yes it was. Here is the complete Lineup that we all have been waiting on and below are a few reasons I think that you should venture to the farm this summer.

I tried on both my ipod and my computer to open the live video feed on Bonnaroo’s Youtube Channel with no luck. So many people were trying to watch at the same time. During one point the view counter was at 18,000 people watching live. I kept having the video freeze and stop working. After refreshing for the first 10 minutes the video wouldn’t work for me at all. That had a lot of people had posting some negative comments. It is supposed to be fun, and to me it was.

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I worked out the problems and got the video going again. As I tuned in they were reading some of the first announcements live : Passion Pit, Of Monsters, Of Men were read off by Weird AL. Then a personal Bonnaroo favorite of mine Trombone Shorty came on the screen live to announce that he would be at Bonnaroo 2013.

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After some various random Bonnaroo footage, a lady named Amy and her adorable son announced Billy Idol and another band I didn’t reconize the name for. Weird Al came back on screen to announce Mumford and Sons, which was a solid add. Next to be announced was Grizzly Bear, Foals, Walk The Moon, Wild Nothing, Deap Vally, Killer Mike and Japandroids were on a list that came out of a colorful donkey pinatas ass. Portugal. The Man, made a guest appearance and played ” So American ” which sounded great. I have yet to get to see them live this was a cool surprise for me.

Portugal. The Man was a awesome addition to this party, and I made it a party. This is one of the best days of the year for me. I learn so much about music, myself and just life in general from being away from normal life for a few days in the summer. Bonnaroo gives me that and that means the world to me. If you have never been, you really should consider going it is nothing short of AMAZING. My favorite thing about Bonnaroo is all the artist and people I am grateful to have seen and met that other than here, I never would of had to the chance to. It’s priceless.

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So I was having a lot of fun watching this whole thing, to me anticipation makes things better sometimes. Goofy skits ensued and more artist were announced Beach House, Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Baroness, The Vaccines, Dwight Yokam, and Death Grips rounded out that set. R.Kelly was the next big announcement. I’m not sure on this one, the topic is being widely debated. I know R. Kelly takes a lot of heat in the media. His last tour got great reviews and he is a talented writer and performer. Should be interesting to say the least. It is either gonna be really good, or really bad which do you think?

Paul Mccartney, was a major addition to the lineup. Some of the others were Purity Ring, Cat Power, The Wu Tang Clan, Björk and ZZ Top which were all big names to be added. I have never got to see Wu Tang and they will be a set I won’t miss. Next to be announced on the show were Matt and Kim, Tame Impala, Action Bronson, Kendrick Lamar, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and Pretty Lights were some of the bigger artist that were announced to close out the show. But there was one more major artist for 2013…. Weird AL Yankovich, which was felt across the world. One word Major.

They closed out the show with Weird Al playing a song with Portugal. The Man. The show was fun I will see everyone at the farm this summer. Until then here are some of my personal favorite 2013 Bonnaroo Artist picks, all videos shot by me over the years.

5. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers they are going to play a great set because thats what Tom Petty does. They are known for their live shows, go see this one.

4. Baroness, these guys blew me away last time I saw them live. They are what a good rock show is about. They are going to tear shit up at Bonnaroo. If you go don’t miss them.

3. NAS is incredible live, Nas does not disappoint he stays sharp.It will be just him, a mic, you and The DJ. What true Rap is all about, come out and see Nas. One of the best rappers of all time.

2. St. Vincent and David Bryne, I owe finding out about St. Vincent to Bonnaroo. I saw her back in 09 and she was incredible. I have been hooked since. Last year was one of my favorite performances of the weekend, I can’t wait for this year.

1. Killer Mike is tremendously underrated, I went to his show a while back. Dude Kills it, hence the name. I really like his lyrics, songs, and how can you not like a song about Wrestling Star Ric Flair? Go Check out Killer Mike this summer.

You can find me online, thanks for reading this. Follow me I will be at Bonnaroo, and various other shows this summer. Till Next Time. BeezNutzSTL

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Watch Video Highlights From The 12/12/12 Sandy Benefit

Watch Video Highlights From The 12/12/12 Sandy Benefit 

After last night’s big Hurricane Sandy Benefit at Madison Square Garden, we figured it best to give you the afternoon to decompress. Late Wednesday evening we shared with you video of the headliner Paul McCartney teaming with Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear and Dave Grohl to perform a new song called “Cut Me Some Slack“. That video you can watch here.  Below this strong worded paragraph, we’ve place a couple of video highlights of the evenings proceedings for you to view on your own time. Check them out:

First up, everybody’s favorite pretend Grunger Edder Vedder joined Roger Waters on stage to sing a duet on Comfortably Numb

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Mr. Slowhand himself also known as God, Eric Clapton came out to play a brief three song set that concluded with Crossroads

The Who slipped some F-Bombs past the censors, and that’s something everyone can enjoy. But here, some fan filmed footage by someone with a speedy internet connection. Here’s “Who Are You

Last Night, Chris Martin became just a shade less of a pussy when he brought out  R.E.M.‘s Micheal Stipe during his short set. The duo sang “Losing My Religion” and it was freaking awesome. Probably my personal highlight even though I really, really, really hate this Chris Martin guy.

Finally, here’s Paul McCartney playing “Live And Let Die”.

Is your favorite moment of last night missing from these highlights? Well here’s something that could be fun: Leave us a comment with your personal highlight of the evening and we’ll add it in for you. That’s how we roll.

Video: Paul McCartney w/ Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear “Cut Me Some Slack” 12/12/12

 Paul McCartney w/ Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear “Cut Me Some Slack” 12/12/12 Sandy Benefit

Contrary to popular belief, there was no “Nirvana reunion” at tonights 12/12/12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert. But there was however Sir Paul McCartney, backed by Dave Grohl on Drums, Krist Novoselic on Bass and Pat Smear on drugs and guitar. They performed a song that will come off Dave Grohl’s Sound City Documentary Soundtrack or something like that.  Song is called “Cut Me Some Slack” and you can check it out below courtesy of The Audio Perv

Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Krist Novoselic “Cut Me Some Slack”

Hurricane Sandy Benefit At MSG w/ Springsteen, Paul McCartney, The Who And More

So for about a week or so, Madison Square  Garden has told us they’ll be having a benefit show for Hurricane Sandy victims, and said that “big names” will be announced. Well, they weren’t lying.

On December 12th, (12/12/12) To benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, The Who (half the Who), Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Kanye West, Alicia Keys And More will be performing at MSG in more attempts and helping folks hurt financially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.   It’s being presented by Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio.  Learn more about the event and donate: http://www.121212concert.org/

UPDATE  As of 11/27: Some artists have been added to the festivities at Madison Square Garden for the 12/12/12 benefit. These guys are named Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder . Head over to the official website for ticketing details.

UPDATE As of 12/03: Eric Clapton and Chris Martin have also been added to the benefit.

Brooklyn Vegan says there will be a telecast, and tickets are on sale here via Ticketmaster

Watch Chris Cornell Cover “A Day in the Life”

Watch Chris Cornell Cover “A Day in the Life”

 

Everyone should know that Sir Paul McCartney celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday; and it turned out to be a great opportunity for musicians to celebrate one of the most influential songwriters of our time. See below for video of Chris Cornell covering “A Day in the Life” at London Palladium.

Rocking Out With Mom – A Tribute To The Women Who Raised Us

Rocking Out With Mom – A Tribute To The Women Who Raised Us

 

A few months ago we had the bright idea to have some of your favorite confessors share tales of attending concerts with their Mother’s. We hope you enjoy them and encourage you to share your own via the comment section. Happy Mother’s Day to our Mom’s and all the Mom’s out there. Thank you for all that you do.

Alexis (LexC666)
When this “assignment” first got posted I thought, God people actually go to concerts with their parents. Losers. Then bam it hit me. I have gone to a concert with my mother. It wasn’t a planned event and I almost totally forgot about it. It was the early 2000’s and I was staying at my then boyfriends house. My mother called and asked if we wanted to go to see Incubus at Madison Square Garden. My mother’s “friend” had recieved box seat tickets to the show. I figured what the hell its a free concert and it’ll probably be the only time in my life I get into one of those boxes. It turned out to be a great night. The view from the boxes actually sucks but hey we had a bar a few feet outside of the room with real drinks instead of just beer. They didn’t have the screens in the room on but we had a fine view of all the big screens. Otherwise everything onstage would have been tiny dots to me. Though it was a little bit of an awkward psuedo double date with my mother we all had fun together. To top it off Incubus was really great. The singer, Brandon Boyd was excellent and they played a great set. Me and my mother were actually surprised by how many songs we knew. I was never a huge Incubus fan and couldn’t name one of those songs now, except of course for “Pardon Me.” But song after song I kept thinking, hey I know that. All in all it was a great night and guess I can say now I’m one of those losers that goes to concerts with their mommy.

My earliest memory of music comes from when I was in the womb with my Mother. While the story of my memories of her playing piano before I was born shall be saved for another day, there is no doubt in my soul that she is the reason music has become such a major focus in my life. From U2 and Oasis at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to the Decemberists with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl we have seen some incredible shows together. Yet for Mother’s Day, I would like to share a tale of survival at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

The year was 2000 and we had previously enjoyed Neil Young’s Annual Bridge School Benefit in 1998 and 1999. On this particular Saturday in October the Bay Area was hit with a massive storm. With us having lawn tickets we found a spot on the lawn early on and hunkered down for 12 long hours in the elements. While this may have been nearly 12 years ago, I remember it as if it was yesterday. We made the most of the day, enjoying sets by the likes of Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and many more. Even when the rain stopped and the cold arctic blast descended upon Mt. View my Mom didn’t complain once. She smiled the entire time hypnotized by the music coming from the stage.

I do remember getting into her truck at the end of the night and sitting there for about 20 minutes with the heater going full blast as we dried and defrosted together. So thank you Mom for all you have done and thank you for passing your appreciation of music onto me. I love you – Happy Mother’s Day.

D. Brown (thenaturalstoner)

I have been to many shows with my mother, I am not ashamed to admit. Jimmy Buffett a few times, Ozzfest (although we left after Pantera and Marilyn Manson, I had seen what I had come to Devore for. Skipped Ozzy and old balls Sabbath). A Further Festival in Irvine 1997 with Ratdog, moe. Black Crowes, Arlo Gutherie, etc, A Horde Fest with Primus and Neil Young (also 1997), String Cheese Incident in San Diego in their heyday, etc. But what I remember most about shows with my mom was my first ever concert, ever. The Beach Boys in Temecula, California, sometime around 1985 or 1986. I don’t remember this show as much for the music and Cali blonde girls and beach balls brought to wine country SoCal that had everyone going crazy, but more for the fact that I saw two gay dudes for the first time in public. It was fucking awesome and made all those oldtime backwards thinking white dudes in the crowd freak out. I fucking loved it.

Chad (Phishbeard)

The first concert Phishbeard had the privilege of taking his mother to was Arlo Guthrie playing at The Met in Spokane, WA on 3/23/04. I remember before the show, my mother and I were having a couple drinks at the bar across the street from the venue. After prefunking with my mother, we crossed the street to go to the venue. I saw a really drunk man on the side of the street that we just left. He tried to step up onto the curb and missed. The man fell and hit his head very hard on a large blue U.S. Postal Service mailbox that was bolted to the sidewalk. The drunk knocked himself out and was lying in a busy street, so I had to run back to the man and pick him up and slump him over the mailbox. When he came to, he freaked out and wanted to know what I was doing to him, which led to my explanation. In a hurry to not miss the show, I left the drunk and continued on with my mother to the venue. I remember Arlo having at least one if not two of his children playing in his band. His daughter was drop dead gorgeous and if I remember correctly his son could play a mean guitar. Arlo played all his classics that night, just like I wanted. We were lucky enough to get an Alice’s Restaurant as well, even if was a shortened version. I would have to say that I had a real enjoyable evening hanging out with my mom and would love to take her to another show in the future some time.

Jakob (JakobRoss424)

 

The only man my mother loves more than Dave Grohl is my dad. Fortunately, she finally got the chance to see the most awesome man alive on May 27, 2011 with his band Foo Fighters. After a much-needed comeback and one of the best albums of the year, Foo Fighters played a triumphant headlining slot at the Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge. The smile never left her face, even as the marijuana smoke wafted into the air and the temperature at the gorgeous amphitheater dropped. We had a marvelous time seeing one of the greatest live bands of the new millennium, and I hope I get to see Foo Fighters with my mom again.

Rodger (Gr8fulCougs)

Of the handful of shows I’ve been to with my mother, 2 of them occurred in the city of Missoula, Montana.  The best of those trips was one to see my favorite band of the 90’s, Pearl Jam. The show was in June of 1998, shortly after the release of the album Yield.  At the time my wife (then girlfriend) and I were 17 and my parents were doing the cool parent thing and taking us to the show.  Fellow concert confessions alum The Natural Stoner was also in attendance.  We headed across Idaho with my folks, rolling through LoLo hot springs on the way to Missoula where we hung out with some pals from our hometown .  We set out the next day for Missoula.  The weather was beautiful and I remember waiting in line an eternity to get into the venue on a bright, sunny Montana afternoon.   The concert was at the University of Montana Grizzlies football field and we ended up around the 35 to 40 yard line on the side towards the stage.  The setlist for this show was epic and I got my second favorite PJ song right out of the gate, Corduroy.   The show included lots of tracks from Yield (Pilate, Brain of J, and Given to Fly) as well as some classics from Ten.  We were also treated to some great tunes from the album No Code like Present Tense and Hail Hail.  Eddie Vedder did get pretty pissed off at the crowd as the mosh pit (where our homeboy the Natural Stoner was at…) folks were out of hand and hit him with a water bottle early on.   The show overall was amazing and ended with a 4 song first encore of awesomeness that included Black, Better Man, State of Love and Trust and ended with once.  And finally, for the second encore, my all time favorite Pearl Jam song Yellow Ledbetter was played.  My strongest memory from the show was of the four of us standing mesmerized through the second encore as many folks trying to beat the crowd out streamed up the stairs on either side of us.  The light quality (the sun had set and the sky was still orange but fading) added to the quality of the end of the show.  It was one hell of a fun adventure getting to see Pearl Jam with my mom (and seeing her enjoy it) and I would definitely go to a concert with her again.

Thanks to all of our Mom’s and every Mom out there. We love you :)

Paul McCartney July 10,2010 at AT&T Park….Awesome!

Sir Paul McCartney

07/10/10 AT&T Park – San Francisco, CA

Words by Bellaluna/Photos by Dan V

Let me begin by saying, although I’m not a huge fan of Paul McCartney, a mediate fan rather, last night’s concert in San Francisco has elevated my interest in him. For being almost 70 years old, he still rocks and sounds totally awesome! First- the fans, I was amazed by them and the diverse age ranges, from teenage to 70’s, they all clearly loved him.

While waiting in the line which was wrapping down the Embarcadero, I had plenty of time to observe the crowd. My first observation was that probably 85% of the people all sported a Beatles or McCartney shirt, obvious right? But then the woman wearing a raspberry beret, (yes, I said it!) with classic Beatles and solo George Harrison pins stuck in the front started to make me look deeper into the crowd forming. The adorable senior couple happily attending the concert wearing all tye dye get up, yes- tye dye hats, shirts and the matching zippered hoodie to boot! Okay so it was obvious that they’ve been true to Paul since the 60’s. Later down the line I saw a younger guy about 30 with the phrase “Let it Be” tattooed down his forearm, wow! The dedication was becoming more prominent. A man who we referred to as “Frank” (he looks like one of our good friends named Frank creepily so) sat to my left, but never moved an inch, clapped his hands only after Band on the Run, but otherwise sat there motionless and emotionless as well. I was confused since the 65 year old in front of me was dancing irratically and playing the air piano, which I and other people were so entertained by! Maybe he was lucky enough to get a free ticket? To my right a man that we referred to as “Jim” as in Jim Morrison because this guy just looked like him, well, a cross between the unibomber as well, but I still enjoyed his presence. He wore his vintage Adidas hoodie and was maybe in his early 30’s, bobbed his head viciously with his hood on all night, I couldn’t tell if he was smiling due to the heavy 70’s like mustache he had. Only a few characters, but Paul pleases in several ways- the genres of the fan base, visual pleasure with home videos and personal photographs scrolling behind and beside him on the giant screens, pyrotechniques, and of course, him! “Obla di Obla dah” boomed through the speakers and into the crowd’s ears with a force, and brought a huge happiness to all that were gleefully chanting the verses.

Hey Jude was a beautiful melodic orgasm as Paul started the song and by the time he got to the ending the crowd took over, the “Laaa la la la la la laaaaa heeey Juude” was vibrating your ear drums, it almost brought a tear to your eye, I know it sounds funny, but the song and reason behind him writing it, is lovely.. There were a couple tribute moments to George Harrison, Paul played “Something” on ukelele which was soothing and crowd pleasing. One of my all time favorites “Blackbird” was performed effortlessly and flawless. A couple of new songs from his Fireman album were played, which were good as well. “Live and Let Die” was the magna cum laude of songs due to the fiery explosions and sparks darting out of the top of the stage, good, but I have to admit, it wasn’t my favorite, not because he didn’t perform it well, but I enjoy his acoustics slightly more.

All in all, Paul performed physically and vocally without wear, and ended with “Segeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club”, an appropriate goodbye song. I recommend seeing him before the touring stops for good, it is an epic experience to remember for me, would definitely go back to see him again if the opportunity arises. I might even stuff a flask in my sock in homage of the businessman i witnessed on the way into the venue. A five star rating for Paul McCartney and of course the rest of the band, but, being a musical phenom for more than 50 years has obviously made him into the household name that he is today.





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