READ: Sonoma Paint Scheme Preview READ: Power Rankings Week 15 READ: Pre-Sonoma Driver Reports “Jim (France), you will be the leader for our future in America, and you’ll be our standard-bearer this year.”— Don Panoz, founder of American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron GRAND-AM Road Racing founder recalls prior visits and road-racing merger The moment evoked thoughts and emotions that led him to three places — past, present and future.“Being here today, it reminds me of coming here in 1962 with my father, Bill France Sr. and NASCAR driver Fireball Roberts, who raced a Ferrari here,” France said. “And it reminds me of 1976 when my brother Bill France Jr. waved the starting flag in the year we had two NASCAR stock cars in Le Mans.“Regarding the present, it’s just wonderful to be here, but this is about a whole lot more than me. And finally, regarding the future, being here is an example of America’s strong relationship with the ACO, which will be so important to the new United SportsCar Racing (USCR) series that debuts next year.”The flag presentation was the focal point of a press conference at the 24 Hours of Le Mans museum. Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) which stages the event, began the presentation, saying “the competition will be unleashed on Saturday by Jim France,” adding that France’s appearance continues “a long and fruitful association between Le Mans and the United States.”The presentation itself was handled by Don Panoz, founder of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón. Starting next year when the merger of the ALMS and GRAND-AM is complete, the pair will lead the board of directors guiding the new series. France will serve as chairman, Panoz as vice chairman.“Jim, you will be the leader for our future in America,” Panoz said.“And you’ll be our standard-bearer this year.”READ MORE: LE MANS, FRANCE (June 20, 2013) – GRAND-AM Road Racing founder Jim France was formally presented Thursday with the French flag he’ll use to start the 90th anniversary running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. READ: Mobil 1 Tech: Car seat safety
At the core of the Grateful Dead was a strong friendship between guitarists Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir. The two were essentially brothers, spending thirty years on the road together with the Dead. With that fundamental relationship in place, the band prospered, allowing the two to have the freedom to work with, and off of, one another.In this great clip of a “Terrapin Station,” you can clearly see this playful bond in the spotlight. As Weir is known for his gesticulations during guitar playing, Garcia looks over and copies his motions during a climactic section of the classic tune.If you haven’t seen this video yet, it’s worth the thirty seconds of your time. Enjoy!
After releasing It Still Moves (2003) on vinyl earlier this year, My Morning Jacket has confirmed that they will be giving their 2006 live album/concert film Okonokos the vinyl reissue treatment. Recorded during the band’s Z Tour run at San Francisco’s The Fillmore on November 11th and 12th, 2005, the re-release (spread over four LPs) will feature three songs not on the original album: “Where To Begin”, the original tune they recorded for the film Elizabethtown, as well as “Strangulation” (from the band’s 2002 EP Chocolate and Ice) and “Sooner” (from 2001’s At Dawn).The reissue is due to be released via ATO Records on July 29th, and will begin shipping out on August 1st. You can pre-order the Okonokos vinyl reissue here. Tracklist:Disc 1– Wordless Chorus– It Beats 4 U– Gideon– One Big Holiday– I Will Sing You Songs– Lowdown– The Way That He SingsDisc 2– At Dawn– Golden– What A Wonderful Man– Off the Record– Lay Low– DondanteDisc 3– Run Thru– Xmas Curtain– O is the One That Is Real– Steam Engine– Dance FloorsDisc 4– I think I’m Going To Hell– Anytime– Mahgeetah– Where To Begin– Sooner– Strangulation
THE GOUSTER Side 11. 19842. Rebel Rebel3. Moonage Daydream4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise) YOUNG AMERICANS Side 2.1. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me2. We Are The Dead3. 19844. Big Brother5. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family Side 51. Panic In Detroit2. Big Brother3. Time Side 11. Station To Station2. Golden Years3. Word On A Wing STATION TO STATION Side 11. 19842. Rebel Rebel3. Moonage Daydream4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise) First released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 in 5.1 and in stereo at 48kHz/24bit on the DVD format within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010. STATION TO STATION (2010 HARRY MASLIN MIX) Side 11. Station To Station2. Suffragette City3. Fame4. Word On A Wing Non Album Singles, Single Versions and B-Sides. Side 21. Who Can I Be Now? – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of ‘Young Americans’ in 1990.2. Can You Hear Me – alternative early previously unreleased version.3. Young Americans – same version that ended up on ‘Young Americans’.4. Right – alternative early previously unreleased version. David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia. Released on RCA APL1 1327 on 23rd January, 1976. After David Bowie’s tragic death in early 2016, his associates promised “a long list” of unreleased music for fans everywhere. Fortunately, it seems they will make good on this promise, as a brand new box set chronicling the years between 1974-1976 will feature an unreleased album from 1974, entitled The Gouster.The 12-disc, 13-LP box set is called David Bowie – Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976), and captures Bowie during a transitional period from the “Ziggy Stardust” era into albums like Diamond Dogs and more. The title itself comes from a song recorded in 1974, but never released until 1990.The box set features the Diamond Dogs album, as well as David Live, Young Americans, Live Nassau Coliseum ’76, Station to Station a collection of B-sides and singles called Re:Call 2, and, of course, the unreleased The Gouster album. The Gouster was recorded, mixed and mastered in 1974, but left unreleased as Bowie went to work with John Lennon and Harry Maslin on Young Americans. Fortunately, producer Tony Visconti was not only responsible for recording The Gouster in 1974, but his steady hand guided this re-release as well.Check out the artwork and full tracklisting below. We can’t wait to hear this new music from David Bowie!‘WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974-1976)’ CD & Vinyl Tracklistings (showing Vinyl side breaks) Side 41. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow2. Space Oddity3. Diamond Dogs Released on EMI 874 3042 on CD and also in 5.1 on the DVD-Audio EMI 874 3049 on 14th November, 2005. Side 61. The Width Of A Circle2. The Jean Genie3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide Side 31. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me2. Watch That Man3. Knock On Wood4. Diamond Dogs Side 1.1. Future Legend2. Diamond Dogs3. Sweet Thing4. Candidate5. Sweet Thing (Reprise)6. Rebel Rebel Side 11. Young Americans2. Win3. Fascination4. Right Previously unreleased as a complete album. Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, U.S.A., 23rd March, 1976. Released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010. David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia. DIAMOND DOGSReleased on RCA APLI 0576 (U.K.) / CPLI 0576 (U.S.) on 31st May, 1974. Side 11. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a single in 1979 to promote the ‘CHANGESTWOBOWIE’ compilation.2. Somebody Up There Likes Me – alternative early previously unreleased mix3. It’s Gonna Be Me – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of ‘Young Americans’ in 1990. An alternative mix with strings was released on the 2007 EMI edition of ‘Young Americans’. RE:CALL 2 Side 21. Changes2. Suffragette City3. Aladdin Sane4. All The Young Dudes DAVID LIVE (2005 MIX) Side 21. TVC 152. Stay3. Wild Is The Wind DAVID LIVE (ORIGINAL MIX)Released on RCA APL2 0771 (U.K.) / CPL2-0771 (U.S.) on 29th October, 1974. Side 21. Changes2. Suffragette City3. Aladdin Sane4. All The Young Dudes5. Cracked Actor Side 41. Diamond Dogs2. Rebel Rebel3. The Jean Genie Released on RCA RS 1006 (U.K.) / AQL1-0998 (U.S.) on 7th March, 1975. Side 1:1. Rebel Rebel (original single mix)2. Diamond Dogs (Australian single edit)3. Rebel Rebel (U.S. single version)4. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me (live – promotional single edit)5. Panic In Detroit (live)6. Young Americans (original single edit) Side 21. Stay2. Waiting For The Man3. Queen Bitch Side 31. Life On Mars?2. Five Years3. Panic In Detroit4. Changes5. TVC 15 Side 31. Cracked Actor2. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me3. Watch That Man4. Knock On Wood Side 21. Somebody Up There Likes Me2. Across The Universe3. Can You Hear Me4. Fame LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM ’76 Side 2:1. Fame (original single edit)2. Golden Years (original single version)3. Station To Station (original single edit)4. TVC 15 (original single edit)5. Stay (original single edit)6. Word On A Wing (original single edit)7. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) (1975) (single version) Side 41. Big Brother2. The Width Of A Circle3. The Jean Genie4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
The early 1960s were a strange time. With Rock n’ Roll taking the Blues and R&B into new stratospheres, it took a few years for the burgeoning genre to comfortably adapt into pop culture. No one knew how to market the music, and brands certainly didn’t know how to incorporate the new genre into their marketing strategies. All of this brings us to 1963 (or 1964), when The Rolling Stones were tapped to write a jingle for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal. Thanks to footage unearthed by The Daily Mail, we can see this commercial now in all of it’s awkward glory.Original band member Brian Jones apparently wrote the jingle, with Mick Jagger including the brand’s familiar “Snap, Crackle, Pop” motto into the jingle, while also singing that the cereal is “for you and you and you” in a way that only Mick Jagger could deliver. We’re not sure if this commercial actually sold any boxes of Rice Krispies, but we’d like to think that the cereal owes everything to the Rolling Stones!See the commercial for yourself!
Over the past year, bassist Oteil Burbridge landed himself the role of a lifetime with Dead & Company. Granted, playing in the Allman Brothers Band for 17 years is also pretty much the role of a lifetime, but there’s something that clicked very early on with Burbridge and the Grateful Dead community. It’s been nothing but positivity once he started playing in the band!In an interview with us earlier this year, Burbridge said, “I guarantee you I will be playing this music for the rest of my life.” If that’s not dedication, we don’t know what is!On his 52nd birthday today, we wanted to show you just how excited Oteil is when he’s on stage with the Dead & Company guys. Fortunately, the bassist has been sharing stage-side videos from some of the band’s biggest gigs, including Citi Field, Fenway Park and the tour closer at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Watch the series of videos below and join us in wishing Oteil Burbridge a very happy birthday!Citi Field Shoreline Amphitheatre Fenway Park Happy birthday Oteil!! Of course, for fans of Burbridge’s blend of jamming, don’t miss him perform in the All Brothers Band with Kofi Burbridge, Alan Evans and Neal Evans at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival in Brooklyn, NY – with over 50 artists spanning three venues in one day: October 22nd. With musicians from The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The String Cheese Incident, Dopapod, Lettuce and more all performing, this event looks to be one of the best! More details here.
As part of Chick Corea‘s birthday residency, the jazz and fusion maestro is joining forces with John McLaughlin at the Blue Note on December 9 & 10 to bring together the two most iconic groups, Return to Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra. The super band will feature Victor Wooten on bass and Lenny White on drums.These historical performances will be absolutely legendary, and the night is now officially getting better. Both nights, The Nth Power will close the stage with a late night performance, starting at 12:30am. We’re delighted to be presenting these exciting performances!The two-night stand inevitably opens up room for the quintet to expand their catalogue and jam-out behind some of their biggest influences. Tickets to Friday’s show are currently available here, and Saturday’s show here for $20.
It’s the 81st edition of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead RAD Tracks Thursday, and they couldn’t have picked a better jam. Back on 12/19/2015, Almost Dead hit The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO, filling the packed house venue with the music of the Grateful Dead.Among the many highlights of the night was a stand out version of “St. Stephen,” a lengthy 23-minute-plus rendition that included a jam on “Let It Grow” and some otherworldly “Space” noodling. The band ultimately tightens up and finishes out “St. Stephen” for the magnificent segment of music.Don’t take our word for it! Check out the jam below, thanks to Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s new pro-shot video release.With a number of shows coming up in Colorado this weekend as well as next year, including a headlining debut at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with support from Medeski Martin & Wood in April, this is a great time to relive a classic. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead hits the stage tonight for a three-night Colorado run.Check out the setlist from the 12/19/15 show below.Edit this setlist | More Joe Russo’s Almost Dead setlists
Twiddle is hitting the road this Spring with Midnight North! The Vermont-based quartet will kick things off in Syracuse, New York, heading West to Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Chicago, and more before going South for the SweetWater 420 Fest in Atlanta, GA. The Southern dates will continue in Charleston, Jacksonville, New Orleans, and more before heading back north to New Haven and Portland, Maine.Don’t miss out! Fan ticketing for Twiddle’s Spring tour goes on-sale this Thursday, January 19 with general public on-sale Friday and Saturday. See the band’s website for more details.
There’s a new festival in town! Backwoods Fam Jam (BFJ) is going down May 5th – 7th, 2017 at the Lone Palm Ranch in Hastings, Florida. The inaugural lineup includes The Heavy Pets, Roosevelt Collier’s Super Jam, Come Back Alice, Applebutter Express, The Groove Orient, Flat Land, and Ajeva. There will also be performances from the Heather Gillis Band, Ben STrok & The Full Electric, Harp Smoke, Bonnie Blue, The Delta Troubadours, Parker Urban Band, Universal Green, and so many more. With Roosevelt Collier, Isaac Corbitt, and Hunter Diamond as artists-at-large, this Florida festival is sure to have a great first year! More talent to be announced.Nestled on 40 acres of farmland, Backwoods Fam Jam will be offering ticket holders 2 stages, 3 days of live music, 2 nights of silent disco, primitive camping, a family fun zone and gaming area, RV and trailer camping, food and beverage vendors, and arts and crafts vendors. For more information, head to the festival’s website. See below for the full lineup!