Rocker Dave Grohl and songstress Norah Jones perform a pleasant rendition of “Maybe I’m Amazed” to a groovin’ Paul McCartney at the Kennedy Center last November. Notice how Norah Jones changes the pronouns in her verse to reflect her womanly perspective.
When one of our favorite bands from the present plays one of our favorite songs from our past, we can hardly sit still. Case in point: this cover of “Flagpole Sitta” by the rowdy Rhode Island rock band Deer Tick, who grunge up and groove out on this late ’90s anthem from Harvey Danger.
"I hope they don’t think we’re a rock ‘n’ roll outfit" - Classic.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones first ever gig at the Marquee Club in London, England. Wow.
In “Life” Keith Richards had this to say about the summer of 1962: “This band was very fragile; no one was looking for this thing to fly. I mean, we’re anti-pop, we’re anti-ballroom, all we want to is be the best blues band in London and show the fuckers what’s what because we know we can do it. And these weird little bunches of people would come in and support us. We didn’t even know where they came from or why, or how they found out where we were. We didn’t think we were ever going to do anything much except turn people on to Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed.” We had no intention of being anything ourselves. The idea of making a record seemed to be totally out of the picture. Our job at that time was idealistic. We were unpaid promoters for Chicago Blues.”
From London club blues band to the biggest Rock ‘n’ Roll band in the world, we proudly salute The Rolling Stones and all of the music they have brought to this world.
The Rolling Stones
"Not Fade Away"