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27Sep/102

Check out The Doobie Brothers “World Gone Crazy” launch event TONIGHT!

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As promised, here's the player link that will allow you to get in on the action for tonight's special Doobie Brothers performance, which begins at 6:30pm:

Here's some additional info regarding the schedule for tonight's event.  Enjoy!

The last time The Doobie Brothers released a studio album iTunes did not exist, and now working with AT&T, Cisco and Marriott, the World Gone Crazy album release event will utilize Virtual Meetings by Marriott with AT&T and Cisco TelePresence, the most advanced interactive video conferencing technology available in select Marriott properties worldwide. Cisco TelePresence™ is a rapidly growing and increasingly popular technology that enables groups to meet and collaborate in multiple locations worldwide in real time.  The Virtual Meetings by Marriott studios can connect to more than 100 companies and organizations via more than 1,100 telepresence sites worldwide, using the AT&T Business Exchange, AT&T’s unique, network-based, inter- and intra-company collaboration feature.

Additionally, fans attending the preview concert will be given the ability to interact, react and be a part of the action from remote locations throughout the United States.  The Doobie Brothers’ performance will be transmitted to the various locations and the fan’s actions, voice, and applause will be transmitted to the performance studio and will be seen and sensed by The Doobie Brothers.

In addition to the  public Cisco TelePresence suites and Virtual Meetings by Marriott locations, the entire concert and experience will be broadcasted over the Internet.  The Doobie Brothers will perform hits and premier new songs from World Gone Crazy in a live 90-minute concert interspersed with questions from fans across the country.  ATT, Cisco and Marriott will put the audience face-to-face with the legendary band.

HOR Presents The Doobie Brothers World Gone Crazy album release event on Monday, September 27, 2010

  • At 6:30PM Eastern Time (3:30PM Pacific) The pre-show retrospective will commence
  • At 7:00PM Eastern Time (4:00PM Pacific) The Doobie Brothers will perform songs from World Gone Crazy Live

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26Sep/1026

The ATV Interview: Eric Johnson

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Austin-based guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson has been one of my favorite guitar players for a long time and it's always a pleasure anytime that I get a chance to catch him in concert. Johnson is currently in the midst of a few different projects, including a newly completed solo CD called Up Close that features a number of guest artists.  Johnson will hit the stage on Friday night in Milwaukee for the start of the Guitar Masters tour, a new package bill featuring Johnson paired acoustically with fellow guitar talents Andy McKee and Peppino D'Agostino.  Each artist will perform their own set and come together at the end of the evening for a nice bit of jamming that will be visual and sonic ear candy for all who are in attendance.  I had the chance to talk with Eric a few weeks back as he was getting ready for the tour and I think we covered some good ground in this one.  Enjoy!

How did this tour come about?

Actually, the booking agency has been trying to put it together for a while, I think. Every now and then I go off and do these acoustic tours, so it just seemed nice to be able to put that together with some other acoustic players so that's kind of how that all happened.

I understand you're also in the final stages of finishing the new record.

It's all done – it's been done for a while now, I'm just kind of waiting for them to put it out. They're talking about putting it out in October, so I'm just waiting for them to do that. I am actually working on an acoustic record too and I want to try to get that out next year.

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24Sep/100

Stream the new Doobie Brothers album “World Gone Crazy”

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As you might have heard, I'm pretty excited about World Gone Crazy, the new album from The Doobie Brothers that will finally be in stores on Tuesday.  Thanks to the fine folks at Yahoo Music/Early Edition, you can stream the entire album right now.

And in even better news, the Doobie Bros will launch the album with a special 90 minute interactive performance on Monday night at 6:30pm EST sponsored by Cisco.  The event sounds pretty cool!

The last time The Doobie Brothers released a studio album iTunes did not exist, and now working with AT&T, Cisco and Marriott, the World Gone Crazy album release event will utilize Virtual Meetings by Marriott with AT&T and Cisco TelePresence, the most advanced interactive video conferencing technology available in select Marriott properties worldwide. Cisco TelePresence™ is a rapidly growing and increasingly popular technology that enables groups to meet and collaborate in multiple locations worldwide in real time.  The Virtual Meetings by Marriott studios can connect to more than 100 companies and organizations via more than 1,100 telepresence sites worldwide, using the AT&T Business Exchange, AT&T’s unique, network-based, inter- and intra-company collaboration feature.

Additionally, fans attending the preview concert will be given the ability to interact, react and be a part of the action from remote locations throughout the United States.  The Doobie Brothers’ performance will be transmitted to the various locations and the fan’s actions, voice, and applause will be transmitted to the performance studio and will be seen and sensed by The Doobie Brothers.

In addition to the  public Cisco TelePresence suites and Virtual Meetings by Marriott locations, the entire concert and experience will be broadcast over the Internet.  The Doobie Brothers will perform hits and premier new songs from World Gone Crazy in a live 90-minute concert interspersed with questions from fans across the country.  ATT, Cisco and Marriott will put the audience face-to-face with the legendary band.

Click here for more information about the event.

We'll put a page up here on ATV on Monday that will allow you to watch this special performance. Stay tuned!

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23Sep/100

Reasons to look forward to the new Ben Folds album

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...and reasons to make sure that you pick up the Itunes deluxe edition of Lonely Avenue, Ben's new album with author Nick Hornby, which hits stores next week.

After hearing the new album, Ben's previous work on Way To Normal has been forgiven :-)

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22Sep/103

…and speaking of The Wall

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Here's some professionally shot footage from the opening night of the tour + an interview with Roger Waters himself.

And while we're at it, here are some thoughts regarding the new tour, written by our friend Matthew Wilkening (from this week's Scene Magazine).

Having nothing to do with Roger Waters, if you're still in the mood for some additional reading, we're guessing that you might also enjoy the Scene profile/cover story featuring Mike Trivisonno, captured by the pen of ATV friend D.X. Ferris.

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18Sep/100

Rebuilding The Wall: Looking inside the new Roger Waters tour

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It's an event that ATV pal Peter Chakerian said was a really good idea....it just took a while for Roger Waters to see the light.  Now with that light fully illuminated, Waters is putting The Wall back up with a 30th anniversary tour celebrating the classic album, a tour that opened earlier this week in Toronto (and eventually will land in Cleveland on September 28th).

The tour is bait enough to draw me out to see Waters for the first time in nearly 10 years.  I wasn't a huge Doyle Bramhall fan, so my previous Waters experience was marred quite a bit by the presence of Bramhall on stage.  This time around, I'm intrigued by the vocal inclusion of my longtime faves Venice, with three-quarters of the band enlisted to provide the background vocals for The Wall tour.  Looking at that key nomination as well as the rest of the members selected by Waters to make up his 2010 touring ensemble, I knew this was going to be a show that I probably wouldn't want to miss and with the information below, my thoughts have now been confirmed.

My pal Matt Levitz, webmaster of the official Venice website received the ultimate job perk (can you really call something that you don't get paid to do a job?) when the Venice members offered him a pair of tickets to check out a full dress rehearsal run-through of the tour setlist last weekend in New Jersey.

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18Sep/1011

Good Listening: A Show for Everyman

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As summer winds down, the opportunity to enjoy a great outdoor concert becomes more elusive with each passing day. As a public service, I bring to you this concert flashback of the great Jackson Browne who happens to be appearing at the Time Warner Cable Amphitheater in Cleveland on Sunday, September 19 accompanied by longtime sideman David Lindley in the role of opening act.

Recorded at the Grand Opera House in Belfast on June 28, 1994, this show is one of several quality recordings available from the spectacular I’m Alive world tour.  The album and tour brought Browne back into the spotlight and greatly enhanced his status as one of the great songwriters of his generation.

Featuring staples such as “Doctor My Eyes,” The Pretender,” Running On Empty” and more, the show contains seven songs from I’m Alive including radio favorite ”My Problem Is You” and the haunting “Too Many Angels.”

If you’ve seen Jackson Browne before, you know Sunday’s show is guaranteed to be worthwhile.  If you’re new to the fold, let this show be your guide to a good time and a great musical experience.

SETLIST

Disc One

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Doctor My Eyes

I’m Alive

World in Motion

Rosie

Everywhere I Go

My Problem is You

Shape of a Heart

For a Dancer

Late for the Sky

Your Bright Baby Blues

Linda Paloma

Take It Easy

Our Lady of the Well

Disc Two

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Before the Deluge

Take This Rain

Miles Away

Too Many Angels

For Everyman

Sky Blue & Black

The Pretender

Running On Empty

The Load Out

Stay

Somebody’s Baby

I Am a Patriot

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18Sep/101

Contest: Celebrate 20 years of Pantera’s Cowboys From Hell!

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The highly anticipated reissue of Pantera's classic album Cowboys From Hell finally hit stores this week, available as an expanded 2-CD edition or "deluxe" 3-CD version for your metal listening pleasure.  An additional "Ultimate Edition" 3-CD package will follow, landing in stores in mid-November.

We had the chance to speak with Pantera's Philip Anselmo about the reissues recently and now, we're pleased to offer up a very cool Pantera prize pack featuring Cowboys From Hell on vinyl, a copy of the 2-CD reissue (loaded with a ton of bonus live material), a special CFH 20th anniversary sticker, plus a commemorative poster for the release!

Get in on the action by sending us an email here with "Pantera" in the subject line for your chance to win!

Here's a special ATV shout-out from Phil!

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13Sep/1014

The ATV Interview: Rik Emmett

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Rik Emmett is one of those guys that came along at an odd point in my path of musical discovery. I knew more about his solo work (because that's where I encountered his music initially) and less about his glory days as the singer/guitarist for Canadian arena rockers Triumph in the '70s and '80s.

This year's release of Triumph: Greatest Hits Remixed did a lot to further flesh out the music of Triumph for me beyond the hits and one of these days, I'll dig into their catalog releases that I inherited on vinyl a year or so ago.  For now, with Emmett back on the road for a fresh set of dates with songwriting partner Dave Dunlop (as part of a duo originally known as the Strung-Out Troubadours and now, simply shortened to a new nickname of "The Troubs"), I figured I'd take the opportunity to lock in an interview with Emmett and chat about a few things.  Talking with Emmett really made me excited about the upcoming Cleveland date at The Winchester on Saturday, September 25th (there are two shows at 7pm and 10pm) and I think we covered some really interesting ground.

I'm really stoked that you're coming back to Cleveland and obviously you've got a lot of history with the city. Is there a particular Cleveland-related memory that comes to mind when you think about the city?

Oh geez. I think we played that city one time if I recall correctly, it was around New Year's Eve and we opened for Alice Cooper on a Triumph show [our historians have been unable to come up with specific details on a pairing of Cooper and Triumph, but we did dig up evidence of a Triumph headlining performance on New Year's Eve of 1984 at the Richfield Coliseum, thanks to some help from ATV friend Scott Banham]. Of course back in the day Triumph never really ever opened for anybody because we always wanted to have big flash pots, flame throwers and all the rest of that kind of nonsense. But this was a thing where Jules Belkin had sort of said "look, you want to get in good with us, come here and be part of this big New Year's thing." I seem to recall we were out at the Richfield Coliseum - we seemed to be out in the middle of nowhere - you'd drive forever and forever. I remember that gig and there was an Agora show at some point and now of course I'm getting older and so my memory is a lot shorter, the Alzheimer's is kicking in so now I only really remember the Winchester which is where I'm playing [laughs].

It's interesting to hear you mention Jules Belkin, because it was definitely unique for the time that there were certain promoters in certain cities that made it happen for bands that were trying to break out at the time. Watching Phil Collins of Genesis thank the Belkins from the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions earlier this year makes it clear how much of an impact the Belkins had on a lot of bands and musicians.

Oh yeah. I guess if you grow up and you only live and stay in one market you might be thinking that your market is kind of unusual or unique. But every market has people that sort of own it and run it - it's their territory and their turf. The Belkin thing - if you weren't in with them, you weren't going to be able to succeed. I guess you guys in Cleveland, you get to see a little bit of that when you see the turf protection stuff going on around the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and all of that stuff about the roots of rock and roll in Cleveland with Freed and the folks that had that impact on radio in the early days. Every market you would travel to there were certain key people that you had to kind of end up on their good side one way or another or they were going to be getting a little piece of the action somehow one way or the other. In Toronto, where I grew up, there was a guy named Michael Cohl, and of course now he globally runs that Rolling Stones franchise. But he was the Jules Belkin of Toronto for a while.

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12Sep/1023

Free Live Noise from Bruce Hornsby

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With a new live record due in 2011 (plus the debut of his forthcoming musical), Bruce Hornsby is a busy guy.  So it makes sense that he would choose September during a period of the closest thing to what he calls "downtime" to debut a new live download series (powered by Nugs.net) with a free download (Mp3s encoded at 256k) of a complete Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers live show recorded last July in Asheville, NC.  The new download series is called "Live Noise" and a Facebook page has been established to announce new downloads as they become available each week.

The Asheville setlist is full of quite a few highlights including plenty of tracks from the latest studio album plus old favorites like "Down The Road Tonight," "Defenders of the Flag," "Preacher in the Ring Pt. 1 & 2" and an awesome 11 minute version of "The Road Not Taken."

Have mercy.

Download the entire gig here.

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