2.28.2015

THE MUGGS HAVE A NEW RELEASE! PARTY IN FERNDALE MARCH 21!


The Muggs are getting ready to release our 4th studio album entitled, Straight Up Boogaloo on March 21st 2015. We are having a record release party on the same night at Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI. Would you be interested in reviewing this LP and have it correspond the week of our record release party? Please let me know.

Best, Tony Muggs

www.themuggs.com news/shows/music/video/bio/merch/messageboard

2.26.2015

MACHINEGUN THOMPSON AND RETROKIMMER ON TAPDETROIT TOMORROW NIGHT!


Machinegun and Kim Maki aka Retro Kimmer be live in the studio with T Money Green on his 5Xl L Radio Show on February 27...Check out the show by clicking the photo or link....talking about REAL DETROIT MUSIC!

http://www.tapdetroit.com/5xl-large-in-charge-012315/


2.24.2015

STONE CLOVER :“PROPER VILLAINS” CD RELEASE MARCH 7

STONE CLOVER “ST PRACTICE DAY” PARTY CELEBRATES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

“PROPER VILLAINS” CD RELEASE MARCH 7 @ THE CROFOOT BALLROOM

(Pontiac, MI February 21, 2015) Stone Clover, the Motor City’s premier Irish rock band, is the group you've been waiting to party with! Join them to celebrate the release of “Proper Villains”, the band’s highly anticipated, studio CD of all original music. This “St Practice Day” party takes place on Saturday, March 7th at the elegant Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI, and is presented in association with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey.

“This project has been a truly collaborative endeavor” says Paul Brady, the band’s lead singer and brew-master, “everyone contributed to the final product, and we owe a considerable debt…to a number of friendly bartenders. It was the “luck of the Irish” that led us to multiple award winning Producer Chuck Alkazian at Pearl Sound Studios. We’re positive that “Proper Villains” will pay homage to his string of Grammy success.”

Stone Clover puts a dizzying spin on everything from traditional Irish songs to their own infectious, high-octane originals, which are presented on ”Proper Villains”. Don't plan on sitting down once they've hit the stage - with swift guitar swirls and a dancing violin, on top of a mandolin or accordion, add the bass and drums and the mix drives the rhythm straight to your drinking hand. The next thing you know your glass is empty and you can't stop bouncing along!

“Stone Clover consistently packs smaller venues” continues Brady, “When the opportunity to throw this party in the ballroom at the Crofoot was offered, it was a no-brainer! They have an awesome stage with million dollar sound and lights, there’s plenty of parking, but most important…multiple bars! Nobody should have to wait for a drink. It’s the proper venue for “Proper Villains!””

The doors swing open at 7pm. Special guests Bill Grogan's Goat and Dragon Wagon get the party started at 8! Advance tickets are only $10 and are on sale now at ticketweb.com or the Crofoot box office. Good luck at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Michigan Humane Society.

For further details, visit www.StoneCloverBand.com, www.TheCrofoot.com, or call 248-858-9333.

CHEERS!

2.21.2015

SNAKES! GUILLOTINES! ELECTRIC CHAIRS! NEW BOOK RELEASE JUNE 9TH


Dennis Dunaway's Autobiography 
SNAKES! GUILLOTINES! ELECTRIC CHAIRS! 
Will Come Out on June 9th!



Spread the news: My official autobiography, SNAKES! GUILLOTINES! ELECTRIC CHAIRS! My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group, will come out on June 9th! Preorder your copy today, and keep an eye out on dennisdunaway.com and Facebook for special events and book signings.DD

2.06.2015

WHO REALLY PLAYED GUITAR SOLOS "TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN"?


STEVE 'The Deacon' HUNTER

‘Train Kept A Rollin’, was written by Tiny Bradshaw in 1951. The song was given new life by The Yardbirds in 1965 then again by the inimitable Aerosmith when they recorded it for their second album ‘Get Your Wings” in 1974.

Their version is actually a two-part song, the first has a slower groove arrangement, while the second uses that of the Yardbirds. Aerosmith turned it into a hard rock standard and a staple of classic rock radio; it remains one of their most popular tunes.

But few people know that they had a little help along the way when, during the recording, Record Producer Jack Douglas saw the now legendary session man Steve Hunter sitting outside the studio taking a cigarette break from a different session and he asked Steve to play a solo over the first half of the track.

It was very quick Steve recalls, he got his own guitar which he thinks would have been a 1959 Les Paul TV Special. They took some time to get a sound, then, ran through the track. But, as he did not have the vocal in his headphones they ran through it again this time with the vocal in, and Steve nailed it.

He got paid about $750 for doing it, then, as it turns out, 'Train' had a huge impact on the career of the young, inexperienced Aerosmith. They went on to bigger and better things, becoming one of the highest paid, most domineering bands in Rock Music.

Unbeknownst to Steve, Douglas also enlisted his session companion Dick Wagner to play the solo over the second half simulated live ‘Yardbirds’ section.

Neither Hunter or Wagner got a credit on the album, as ‘ghosting’ as it’s sometimes called was fairly common practice at that time.

Hunter has no idea why he was asked to record the solo; as he says, it was none of his business. The rest of the band we’re all there, they were very nice to him and he was never asked to teach anybody what he played.

In 2013 Joe Perry played a solo on Steve's solo album 'The Manhattan Blues Project' (The Brooklyn Shuffle) alongside his buddy Johnny Depp, so clearly there are no hard feelings and why should there be.

Statement from Steve Hunter

"Aerosmith was in Studio C of The Record Plant and I was doing work with Bob Ezrin in Studio A. I had a long wait between dubs and was waiting in the lobby. Jack Douglas popped his head out of Studio C and asked "Hey, do you feel like playing? I said sure, so I grabbed my guitar and went in" "I had two run thru’s, then Jack said "great' that's it! That turned out to be the opening solos on 'Train Kept A Rollin’ " steve hunter 2/1/2015

Here is a selection of other classic solos from Steve Hunterer




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