WATCH RECOGNIZED MUSICIANS JOIN BRIAN MAY FOR EPIC RENDITION OF QUEEN CLASSIC "BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY”, VIDEO

On August 24, 1975, Queen began recording their immortal anthem, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, at Rockfield Studios in Wales. Watch the video below from AXS TV, as rockers like Brian May, Nuno Bettencourt, and other acclaimed guitarists collaborate on an epic rendition of the Queen classic. – Video only!

Revisit the moment Paul McCartney joined Neil Young to cover The Beatles

On paper, there are many similarities between Sir Paul McCartney and Neil Young. Both are lauded as the most skilled musicians of their generation, as respectively, both artists have significantly pioneered the proliferation of popular music.

 

McCartney is one of the finest songwriters of all time, and without him, The Beatles wouldn’t have had some of their most cherished cuts such as ‘Yesterday’, ‘Blackbird’ and ‘Eleanor Rigby’. However, his work is not just confined to the Liverpool band, and even before they split in 1970, he was composing the solo material that would launch the celebrated Beatle’s career to new heights.

 

Added to this magic is the decade he spent with Wings between 1971 and 1981, writing masterpieces such as ‘Band on the Run’, ‘Jet’, ‘Arrow Through Me’ and countless others.

 

McCartney’s resumé speaks for itself, and it is certain that in hundreds of years, he will be discussed in the same way that the likes of Beethoven and Mozart are today.

As for Neil Young, the Canadian remains one of the definitive heroes of the counterculture, a poet, esteemed vocalist, and guitar hero all wrapped up in one imposing form. Like McCartney, he’s delivered many classics over his long and eminent career, with his solo efforts and work with Buffalo Springfield and CSNY ranking amongst the most critically acclaimed in rock.

 

Just like his Riverplain contemporary, Young’s talent is so extensive that he has managed to escape the shifting zeitgeist and remain relevant, a testament to the timeless quality of his work. Everyone from Nirvana to Radiohead has cited him as a defining influence over the years, reflecting just how consequential Neil Young is in the story of popular music.

 

Given that they are two titans of rock, there can be no surprise that McCartney and Neil Young have shared the stage on numerous occasions, with one of the best coming at London’s Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park in 2009. After returning to the stage for an encore, Young was joined by McCartney for ‘A Day In The Life’, the closer of The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s. Singing the track’s middle section together, the crowd were understandably elated at watching two of music’s greatest legends perform alongside one another.

 

At the end of the song, the pair played a vibraphone on stage to close out the set, with them sharing a candid moment and rolling back the years in the best way possible. See the footage, below.

 

Credits: Mick McStarkey /Farout Magazine

Rory Gallagher Releases Two Rare Tracks From ‘Deuce 50th Anniversary Edition’

Box Set’ To Release September 30, 2022, Featuring “Crest Of A Wave” (Alt. Take 2) And “Used To Be” (50th Anniversary Edition) Following the announcement about the September 30th release date of Rory Gallagher’s “Deuce” 50th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Boxset of his critically acclaimed 1971 sophomore album, two rare tracks are available to stream now. These include the never-before-released “Crest Of A Wave” (Alt. Take 2) and “Used To Be (50th Anniversary Edition). Listen to “Crest Of The Wave” (Alt. Take 2)

 

Rory Gallagher – Deuce 50th Anniversary 

The extensive celebratory release digs deep into the Rory Gallagher Archives and will include a new mix of the original album, twenty-eight previously unreleased alternate takes, a six-song 1972 BBC Radio ‘In Concert’, and seven Radio Bremen radio session tracks. The package will contain a 64-page hardback book with a foreword by Johnny Marr of The Smiths, unseen images by the late Mick Rock, essays, and memorabilia from the album recording. The 2CD and 3LP will be cut down versions from the deluxe box and there will be a special D2C 1LP of the “BBC In Concert – Live at The Paris Theatre, 13 January 1972.”

 

Watch the 50th Anniversary Box Set video on YouTube HERE.

 

“There was one day when I was playing along with the Deuce album which was a complete turning point for me as a guitar player.”- Johnny Marr

 

Released in November 1971, just six months after his eponymous solo debut, Rory Gallagher’s second album, Deuce, was the summation of all that he’d promised in the wake of Taste’s collapse. Rory wanted to capture the feeling of a live performance, so he would look to record immediately after live concerts while keeping production to a minimum.

 

He chose Tangerine Studios, a small reggae studio, in Dalston in East London, due it’s history with legendary producer Joe Meek. With Gerry McAvoy on bass guitar and Wilgar Campbell on drums, the album was engineered by Robin Sylvester and produced by Rory. Deuce features many Rory highlights, from the blistering Crest Of A Wave to the Celtic-infused I’m Not Awake Yet. When asked “How does it feel to be the best guitarist in the world,” Jimi replied: “I don’t know, why don’t you go and ask Rory Gallagher.” – Jimi Hendrix

 

“There are a million guys who sound like Stevie Ray Vaughan, but I never heard anybody who could really pull off sounding like Rory Gallagher.” – Slash

“As soon as I heard Cradle Rock, I was hooked. I thought, ‘This is what I want to be when I grow up.” – Joe Bonamassa – “I really liked Rory, he was fine guitarist and singer and lovely man.”– Jimmy Page

 

Credits: By Martine Ehrenclou – https://www.rockandbluesmuse.com/

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