May 5, 2016 |
Carmine Appice started drumming with the neo-psychedelic Vanilla Fudge in 1966 and hasn't stopped pounding the skins since. Now 69, he's probably seen just as much - more, even - as you'd imagine. The drummer worked as Rod Stewart's kit-man in the '70s and '80s, cowriting Stewart hits "Young Turks" and "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy. " Appice played with Ozzy Osbourne and got thrown off tour by Ozzy's wife, Sharon, for overshadowing the star on stage. He's kept time for Bo Diddley, David Gilmour, Stanley Clarke, and dozens of other big names and super groups.
December 20, 2015
Beatles, "1+" (Capitol). Gift-giving season could not arrive without an enticing option for that Fab Four fan in your family, now could it? This set pairs the 27 No. 1 hits on the 2001 greatest-hits package titled, simply, 1 - the biggest-selling album of the '00s, by the way - with 27 short promotional films that went along with them, correctly casting the Liverpool lads as innovators in the realm of video, along with everything else....
September 27, 2015 |
PASTOR RICK WARREN, author of the The Purpose Driven Life , opened the final keynote session of the World Meeting of Families yesterday by quoting a song popularized by Rod Stewart. "Have I told you lately that I loved you?" he asked the audience. And, like aging women at a Rod Stewart concert, the crowd went wild for the rock-star pastor. Warren, whose 2002 book was a New York Times best-seller, joined Cardinal Sean O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, to give the final keynote of the eighth and largest World Meeting, which was held this week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
June 7, 2015 |
If people had just quit nagging him about it, Tommy Edward would never have started impersonating Rod Stewart. "People would come up to me and say, 'Well, you sound like Rod Stewart, and you look like Rod Stewart,' " Edward said from his studio in Ocean City, Md. "And I was like, 'Maybe I look a little bit like him, but I don't really look like Rod Stewart.' " Edward tried to dodge the comparisons. He grew a goatee. He let his hair grow long and dyed it jet black. It didn't help.
June 17, 2014 |
AT A Q&A SESSION recently for the movie "The Karate Kid," a pregnant woman stood up, looked at star Ralph Macchio and said, "This could have been yours," referring to her swelling baby bump while her disgruntled husband stood by her side. That's not even the weirdest thing that's happened to Macchio during one of these fan-engagement sessions. Sometimes he has to reassure fans that members of the rival Cobra Kai dojo in "The Karate Kid" were not the "jackasses" portrayed on screen.
December 14, 2013 |
Rod Stewart and Steve Winwood, two giants of British rock, revealed their similarities and differences - and the reasons their respective popularities have ebbed and flowed since the mid-'60s - on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center. Stewart made his name with a raspy voice, R&B covers, self-penned folk-inspired tunes, and a stylistic palette running from disco and good old-fashioned rock-and-roll to even older-fashioned Tin Pan Alley classics. Winwood has his own distinctive vocal style and has done everything from soul to progressive rock, weird jazz, blues, and middle-of-the-road pop. Though Stewart has made his life's music all about the show, Winwood has made his show all about the music.
September 1, 2013 |
CLEARLY, music buffs will not be lacking for live musical entertainment this fall, from newbies to classic rockers like a double bill of Rod Stewart and Steve Winwood (Dec. 11 at the Wells Fargo Center). Helping heat the scene, the new Boot & Saddle club on South Broad Street (run by the R5/Union Transfer gang) and the Ardmore Music Hall (formerly 23 East) will make a play for talent and audiences that otherwise would flock to World Cafe Live. And both the newly revitalized Prince Music Theater and Kimmel Center properties (including the Academy of Music and Merriam)
June 15, 2013 |
How do you go from Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Firefly , and the 2012 blockbuster The Avengers to Shakespeare ? Enthusiastically, says Joss Whedon , god of all sci-fi geeks. The Bard is the greatest teacher one could have, Whedon tells USA Today. "He speaks to you very personally," says the director of the critical hit Much Ado About Nothing , which stars Amy Acker , Alexis Denisof , and Nathan Fillion . "He says take the things you understand - the stories, the tropes, the characters - and look further.
December 21, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Jay Thomas; Darlene Love. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Terry Bradshaw; Elle Fanning; Chris Mann performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Hugh Jackman; Jenna Fischer; 2 Chainz performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Jamie Foxx; actress Bianca Kajlich. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actor Paul Rudd; chef Mario Batali; Rod Stewart. Last Call With Carson Daly (1:35 a.m., NBC10)
December 13, 2012 |
Sufjan Stevens is this year's undisputed Christmas music champion. The indie polymath is represented in the annotated playlist below with "Christmas in the Room," one of 58 seasonal songs on his five-CD box set, Silver & Gold , out on his Asthmatic Kitty label. The baroque-folk songwriter's hand is also evident on the following CD-length playlist with a song from Chopped and Scrooged , a hip-hop mixtape Stevens assembled. And the Christmas-obsessed auteur is also responsible for "Sister Winter," a song on Tracey Thorn's excellent holiday album Tinsel and Lights . Along with Michael Bublé's Christmas , which came out in 2011, there are three new Christmas albums currently in the Billboard Top Ten. Those - by Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton, and Lady Antebellum - are all represented on this year's list, which includes tunes either released or reissued in 2012.