May 26, 2010 |
Ah, to be a single-name star, those anointed ones for whom no further identification is necessary. There's Elvis, there's Marilyn, there's Kobe — and then there's Lemmy. Motörhead's indefatigable frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, is being honored for his long and illustrious music career on VH1 Classic's "Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Award," airing this week, where he'll also perform a killer version of "Ace of Spades" with Lemmy fans Slash and Dave Grohl. He's also working on a new album and beginning a world tour.
August 27, 2007 |
Not enough has changed. It's amazing how devastated New Orleans remains. My concern is the effect on the music and culture of the city, traditions passed down organically via neighborhoods, families and homes. It happened naturally, that perpetuation of cultural information. Now that line of cultural transmission has been fractured. Before the storm, Tipitina's Foundation was focused on uplifting the music culture of the city. After the storm, it's about saving that same culture.
August 11, 2007 |
Fats Domino, whose New Orleans home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will be presented with copies of 20 of his sales awards during a ceremony Monday in the city's French Quarter, paying tribute to his success in the 1950s and '60s with such hits as "Blueberry Hill" and "Ain't That a Shame." The reproductions will be presented by record label Capitol/EMI, which, not coincidentally, will be releasing on Tuesday a new Domino CD, "Greatest Hits: Walking to New Orleans." And due Sept.
March 10, 2007 |
Fats Domino broke into soft song as he stepped slowly through his gutted house in the city's flood-ravaged 9th Ward on Friday. Sometimes the Hall of Fame piano man murmured a line of his familiar lyrics. At other moments, he just seemed to be thinking out loud, with a tune. "Why such bad luck fall on me?" the 79-year-old sang, looking out a rear window into the neighborhood where he was born in 1928. In between melodies, he said repeatedly that it was time to come home. "I'm ready," he said.
May 9, 2006 |
Even the cancellation of closing-day headliner Fats Domino and a midafternoon squall weren't able to dampen the sense of triumph as the 37th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival came to a rousing conclusion Sunday. After all, it was just a few months ago that the prospect of even holding the renowned event was in doubt given the damage from Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent massive flooding.
May 6, 2006 |
Sitting at a keyboard in the bedroom of his post-Katrina home in the New Orleans suburb of Harvey, La., a smiling Fats Domino joked, laughed and tenderly sang to a handful of close friends this week as he prepared for his appearance Sunday at the closing of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Domino is excited -- even nervous -- about his first performance since Katrina struck last August.