Apr 09 2018

Mark Knopfler Will Not Attend Dire Straits Hall of Fame Induction

It was ALMOST a year with no controversy at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

 

On April 14, Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be inducted into the Hall and everything has been very cordial between current members of bands and those who left, sometimes under pressured situations.

Ritchie Sambora will be on stage with Bon Jovi and the surviving members of the Cars and the Moody Blues are set to be there either in thank you speeches or with the band but Dire Straits will be without two members, Mark Knopfler, the most recognizable face from the band, and his brother David Knopfler, who was on their first two albums. There is no word on whether the sixth member being inducted, drummer Pick Withers, will be in attendance.

There’s no word on why Mark won’t be attending but Dave said it had to do with his travel costs. He wrote “In their wisdom, after promising to pay my expenses they reneged on their promise. I can well understand that with only $5 mil (million) a year in sponsorships and 100k ($100,000) a table and no fees for the artist that paying my taxi to the airport must have given them heart murmurs…”

Apr 09 2018

The Seekers Release Historic Television Specials

Three of The Seekers television specials from the 60s have been compiled for ‘The Seekers – The Legendary Television Specials’ collectors edition DVD.

 

‘The Seekers – The Legendary Television Specials’ features ‘The Seekers At Home’ (1965), ‘The Seekers Down Under’ (1967) and ‘The World of The Seekers’ (1968). It is incredible that the footage still exists.

“It is not just a minor miracle, it is a major miracle,” Athol Guys tells Noise11.com. “We achieved rights to all of the films many, many years ago. In fact at one stage we even managed to latch onto the original 35mm film ‘The World of the Seekers’. I have it in large containers. Thank God we’ve got them all”.

The Seekers still hold the record for the biggest music audience ever in Australia, 200,000 fans came to see the band in Melbourne in 1967 at a time when Melbourne only had a population of 2 million. “What happened was they stopped counting heads at 11 in the morning because the joint was full,” Athol said. “The cars were banked back to St Kilda Junction. They stopped the traffic. In those days there was no bank across the ridge of the Music Bowl. It was a plain that went from the Music Bowl to the Gardens”.

Apr 04 2018

Adam Ant Is Heading To The USA

Following a global tour that saw Adam Ant play to more than 75,000 fans in sold-out venues throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, Adam is bringing his Anthems – The Singles tour to the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ, on July 20 and the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ, on July 21.

 

Adam will play his classic chart-topping singles as well as rare singles, B sides and personal favorites.

From his early days in London as an underground, post-punk artist with a cult-like following to his explosion on the world stage that would lead him to become one of the most iconic artists of the 80s, Adam’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 25 chart-topping singles around the world.

Adam, who has sold more than 40,000,000 albums, had eight singles in the Top 40 in one week, globally.

His 1979 debut album, Dirk Wears White Sox, was the first number-one album in the UK on the newly-created UK Independent Albums Chart. His follow-up album, Kings of the Wild Frontier, catapulted him to the world stage, spent 12 weeks at number one in the UK, produced three chart-topping singles for “Dog Eat Dog”, “Antmusic” and “Kings of the Wild Frontier” and featured his trademark Burundi Beat style of Central African drumming, a musical signature that remains to this day.

As Antmania continued to sweep the nation, his third album, Prince Charming, introduced his landmark single “Stand and Deliver” that crowned the UK Singles Chart for five weeks and entered the US dance chart. In the United States, his fourth album, Friend or Foe, with its massive hit “Goody Two Shoes” and follow-up hit “Desperate But Not Serious” turned him into a household name and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.