Here's some good advice for Black Friday -- stay away from the malls! Better idea is to shop online or get to one of your local businesses for some great music! Lot's of artists are supporting "Record Store Day" by releasing special limited-edition material, mostly on vinyl this Friday. For example, Paul McCartney is offering a 12" re-mix of "Say Say Say" while Mellencamp is reissuing the Scarecrow album on vinyl. Queen has a 12" re-issue of the "Bohemian Rhapsody" single with the original artwork and track listing. Jethro Tull will reissue their 9th album "Too Old To Rock and Roll: Too Young To Die" as a deluxe Cd/DVD set or standalone CD.
Don't forget to check in weeknights for some great vinyl on The Bay with the "Vinyl Frontier weeknights at 11pm with Mike Brilhart.
Looks like Pat Benatar's husband, Neil Giraldo, has recuperated from his unexpected eye injury a few months ago and will resume touring with the band in the new year. So far, only dates in the Southeast have been announced for the "We Live For Love Tour", but you can catch Pat and Neil performing live at The Macy's Day Parade on Thanksgiving Day. They'll debut one of their new songs called "One December Night." The parade is from 9am to noon on CBS.
Bob Seger accepted the "Legend of Live" award in New York last week, but he's definitely not done yet. He plans to freshen up some of his classics for a new album and embark on a "Bucket List" tour next year. 4 years ago he played "Little Drummer Boy" for the 1st time ever in concert, and he did it right here in Baltimore, so - hopefully, we'll get him back live to Charm City on his next trek.
A world tour and studio work can take up a lot of time for musicians, but do you ever wonder what they do in their down time? The holidays are coming and a lot of bands schedule free time to be with there families during this time of year. Here's some things a few of the rockers do when they're not on the road.
If you'd prefer music over football on Thanksgiving Day, you're in luck. Graham Nash and Brian Wilson are among the songwriters profiled in a new documentary. It's called "I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song." The film features artists talking about some of their most inspirational songs and how those songs motivate people to transform their lives, chase their dreams and overcome obstacles. It will premiere on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channels on Thanksgiving Day. A companion book will be published on December 1st.
What a fun way to earn an endorsement deal! Lewis Kent, a Canadian college student recently drank beer and ran fast, and that earned him both a World Record and an Endorsement deal. The 22 year old ran a beer mile in an icredible time of 4:51 breaking the previous record by 6 seconds. The beer mile is run by completing 4 laps around a track and chugging a beer at the start of each lap. After he borke the record, Shoemaker Brooks Sports oofered Lewis a 2 year deal to endorse the runnung shoes. No word on if he also received an endorsement from Amsterdam Blonde (his beer of choice).