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Mad Dog Blog: The Answer begs the question . . .

GSTV’s continental correspondent sounds off on Belfast blues rockers The Answer and three other bands you need to hear

 

By the Mad Dog

 

The Mad Dog was in Paris recently to see Belfast blues rockers, The Answer, on the penultimate night of their European tour. Formed in 2000 and touted on their recording debut in 2005 as “the best new UK band since Led Zeppelin,” The Answer are the real deal sporting the purists’ line-up… Read More

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Influential Blues Rock Guitarist Bobby Parker Dead at 76

Pioneering blues rocker who influenced Zeppelin and the Beatles has passed away

 

By Alex Baker

 

Bobby Parker, a pioneering blues rock guitarist whose 1961 track “Watch Your Step” contained a riff that went on to influence songs by the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, has passed away at the age of 76.

 

The news comes to us courtesy of Anthony R. Rucker, a bassist who played with Parker recently.

 

“It is with a heavy… Read More

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Led Zeppelin’s Stolen $200,000 Explored in New Film

Filmmakers currently seeking funds to complete Fleecing Led Zeppelin

 

In July of 1973 Led Zeppelin were staying at NYC’s ritzy Drake Hotel while they were in town playing Madison Square Garden. On the morning of the 29th Plant, Page and co. awoke to discover that $200,000 in cash had been plundered from… Read More

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Video: Vintage Trouble with Paul Stanley “You Shook Me”

KISS frontman joins soul rockers for an intimate performance of the blues classic

 

The quality of the video may be a little rough around the edges as is the refinement of the actual performance. But there’s no mistaking the quality of the talent assembled onstage in this clip of KISS frontman Paul Stanley guesting on a performance of the blues classic “You Shook Me.”

 

Paul and his KISS bandmate/business partner have been busy as usual,… Read More

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Video: Heart and Jason Bonham “Kashmir”

The Wilson sisters get the Led out with Jason Bonham laying down the beat

 

Fresh from their inauguration into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, Heart are currently in the midst of their summer “Heartbreaker Tour” with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience.

 

As part of the tour, the two bands are joining forces at the end of each night’s show… Read More

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Mr. Spoon

Hailing from Pembroke, Wales in the UK, Mr. Spoon are a heavy alt rock band with a sound that’s heavily influenced by Nineties grunge acts like the Pixies and Nirvana and classic hard rock a la Led Zeppelin. The three-piece power trio is fronted by singer/guitarist James Amen Heslop and includes bassist G Funk and a drummer simply known as Boots. Mr. Spoon’s sound manages to be both retro and contemporary at the same time and contains elements of jazz, punk, funk, dub, dance and classical. We think these lads… Read More

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