Gwen Stefani and her boys are going to release their new CD, Push And Shove, on September 25th. The world premiere of their new video is online and there was a Ryan Seacrest 30 minute special preview on E! Tuesday night. “Settle Down” has the feel of “Hey Baby” but it’s better! More of a chilled out reggae/ska style and those last two minutes of this video are magical! Gwen looks incredible especially when they’re slow dancing to that hypnotic outro beat! No Doubt are rehearsing for a new tour and I can’t wait to see them again. I saw them in a outdoor venue in a rainstorm with Paramore as their opening act. No Doubt is back, so excited!!
DAILY MUSIC TRIVIA: During their MTV Unplugged performance, what did Eddie Vedder write on his arm during the song “Porch”? Yesterday: The Pittsburgh Steelers
“CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU” PEARL JAM
First off, yes, this is Eddie Vedder coving ELVIS! Amazing cover of The King of Rock N Roll. Brian Farias basically won the Pearl Jam lottery. He’s a longtime fan of the band and seen them play 108 times. The band offered to let Brian decide on the set list for their concert. Imagine being able to make a playlist of your all-time favorite songs and then get the band to drop by and play them in the order you chose! Brian picked some obscure choices like a B-side called “Alone”, a Mother Love Bone song “Crown Of Thorns”, and “Bugs” from Vitalogy. For the complete set list and story, check this link: Pearl Jam Set List.
“I WAS WRONG” SOCIAL DISTORTION
A little California punk rock to pick up the morning! One of my friends is in his mid 50’s but he’s going to see S.D. with his daughter in New York in October. How cool is that!! Lead singer, Mike Ness, who turned 50 this year, embodies the punk spirit, defiant, standing for his beliefs, and rocking out with his custom Gibson Les Paul guitar. “I Was Wrong”is from 1996’s “White Heat, White Light, White Trash”, an amazing CD to check out. The song merges punk, rockabilly, and blues, the perfect blend for the Social Distortion signature sound.
“STAND OR FALL” THE FIXX
Just saw The Fixx tickets are available for a summer tour. Wow, didn’t know they were still together! Not only are they celebrating their 30th Anniversary of their debut album, The Fixx just released their new CD, Beautiful Friction. “One Thing Leads To Another”, “Red Skies” and “Stand or Fall” are a triple play of New Wave/Rock that stands up any of the bands of the era. Their first hit, “Stand Or Fall” has that great synthesizer opening, that foreboding beat, then the drums and Cy’s vocals explode into a classic 80’s nugget. Fun Fact: The Fixx is the rare English band who is much less popular in their native country than Canada and the U.S.