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The Mad Dog Blog: Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen

GSTV’s Mad Dog Blogger reflects on one of rock’s lost cinematic treasures

 

I want to take you back to a time before Pontius was a pilot, when men were men and sheep were nervous. When a dose of the clap was a mere inconvenience and when putting on a great rock show was more about spontaneity and getting it out to the people rather than kowtowing to health and safety nerds and contract formalities.

 

This is a tribute to my favorite live album and concert movie

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The Mad Dog Blog: GSTV’s Resident Brit Weighs in on iPod Shuffle

The Mad Dog Blogger invites us on a tour of the vast and twisted catacombs within his iPod

 

What do you reach for first thing in the morning? The coffee machine? Your smokes? The buttery body heat of a loved one? I shuffle. And I don’t mean shuffle to the bathroom (although that is inevitably the second thing I do). I hit “shuffle” on my iPod. I’ve probably spent 15-20% of my entire income over the years buying music and going to concerts… Read More

Mad Dog Blog: Status Quo – The Rock Institution You’ve Never Heard Of

GSTV’s resident Brit takes on the formidable task of trying to sell Status Quo to Americans

 

By The Mad Dog

 

What if I could introduce you to a band which has had more hit singles than the Rolling Stones (single number 100 came out earlier this month), has sold more albums than the Beatles, is currently in their sixth decade of recording and touring, and is in the Read More

Mad Dog Blog: Three New Bands You Should be Listening to

GSTV introduces “The Mad Dog Blog” and three new bands to watch in 2013

 

By “The Mad Dog”

 

You’re born, you rock, you die…….any questions ? Well, the first one that springs to mind who is this Mad Dog geezer imposing himself and his opinions on unsuspecting citizens of the blogosphere ? I’m just a music-loving Brit nut who, as the t-shirt says, “may be old but he got to see some of the best bands on earth’.

 

I like my rock classic with plenty of roll.… Read More

Def Leppard’s Viv Campbell is Treated for Cancer

Def Leppard guitarist feeling “spiffy” two months into a six-month course of treatment

 

By Alex Baker

 

Two months after beginning a six-month course of treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Def Leppard guitarist Viv Campbell has announced that he’s feeling “rather spiffy.”

 

The former Thin Lizzy axeman was diagnosed with the disease on March 11, the day Def Leppard were to begin rehearsals for their Read More

Eric Clapton’s Six-String Stories

Eric Clapton’s 50-year career told through his guitars

 

By Alex Baker

 

Genesis Publications has partnered with Eric Clapton to bring us Six-String Stories, a unique volume of work that chronicles the guitarist’s five decade career through the guitars he’s played along the way. Using a combination of photographs and Clapton’s own words, the limited edition book provides detailed background info on 300 guitars played by the legendary blues-rock guitarist over… Read More