GROOVY NOODLES

THE ELM TREASON WEEKLY E-ZINE 

JUNE 21, 2024

THIS WEEK: Queen raking in billions… Fleetwood Mac a thing of the past…AI vocals are here…more

MUSIC NOODLES

Queen has reportedly agreed to sell their recording, publishing and other rights to Sony Music for a record-smashing $1.27 billion. That’s BILLION with a “b.”

– The world’s biggest record label, Universal Music Group, announced plans to offer its artists AI models of their own voices. The corporation’s deal with digital startup firm SoundLabs will create software called MicDrop, designed to replicate an individual voice via machine learning techniques. The artist will retain full control of the model – it won’t be used in any way without permission, won’t be available to the public, and the voice owner will profit from its use.

Yngwie Malmsteen will embark on a North American tour to commemorate 40 years of his solo career. The trek begins on September 26 in Fort Myers, Florida, and is currently set to run through November 18 in New York City.

Stevie Nicks said that there’s “no chance of putting Fleetwood Mac together” following the 2022 death of Christine McVie. “Without Christine, no can do,” she said.

– The Black Keys have hired new management, just a few weeks after it was revealed they’d split with managers Irving Azoff and Steve Moir. They also cancelled their North American tour. The duo has signed a deal with Red Light Management. Among their list of clients: Don Felder, Drive-By Truckers, Dave Matthews Band, Primus, Stone Temple Pilots, as well as the estates of Tom Petty and Jerry Garcia.

Mark James, the songwriter known for penning such timeless tracks as “Suspicious Minds,” “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Always on My Mind”, died at the age of 83.

Jon Anderson (formerly of YES) has released the first single with a group of collaborators he found on YouTube. The song is called “Shine On” and the band is called Band of Geeks.

Another Year Gone

Birthdays over the past week…

62 – Singer, dancer, choreographer Paul Abdul

63 – Boy George, lead vocalist of Culture Club

70 – Michael Anthony, bassist for Van Halen

 

74 – Ann Wilson, singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of Heart

75 – Russel Hitchcock, musician and lead vocalist of Air Supply

 

75 – Singer-songwriter, producer Lionel Richie

78 – Noddy Holder, lead vocalist, guitarist of Slade

 

79 – Rod Argent, keyboardist of the Zombies and Argent

 

79 – Singer Anne Murray

 

81 – Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow

 

82 – Singer-songwriter, musician Paul McCartney of the Beatles and Wings

 

82 – Musician, singer-songwriter, producer Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys

 

Your Answer Is…

Greetings Treasonites!

This week’s “Your Answer Is” will be fun.

We step outside of the strict confines of music to pose this little ditty:

We ask: “Name something that NO ONE said in the 70s or 80s – and maybe even the 90s?”

Your answer is:

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Chuck Stein

“Do what you want to the girl, just leave me alone”….wait, Steve Martin did say that.

Edward Ciurczak

Where’s My floppy? Email or Message me!

Edward Ciurczak

And unbelievably! Yes, a convicted felon, rapist can run for president of the USA. Imagine saying this in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s!!! Thank God for music!

Shelley Briley

Let me Google that.

Rick Kendrick

I just watched part of the show you went to last night, on youtube today.

Nancy Norris

“Hit up my DMs” 🤣

Nancy Norris

Ok, guys…. We Need a new Tshirt, with “Play loud. Listen louder. Rock onward!” And by We, I mean ME 😉 but ya, We 🤣🤣🤣
(Words on the back, kewl image on the front. K, TY LoLoL)

Yes, I’m instigating, just like I instigated to get the Electric Session EP put out for us to consume, cuz we love us some Groovy Noodles!

Katie

I’m ordering sushi from Grub Hub.

Ira Weiner

What’s on Netflix?

Curtis J White

“Where you at? Landlines were a thing – calling a phone that someone might be close to hear ring.

Corrie

“Text me when you get home.”

Pam Odum

I want an I pad!

Mike S.

Can you put autotune on my vocals?

Greg Fletcher

Well he’s got 32 felonies. Who gives a shit, Im still voting for him.(Insert eye roll)

Mark Sheriff

Did you plug in the car?

Michael Schuster

“Hey, nice shirt”…”Thanks! Ordered it last night on Amazon…”

Roger l Burns

You can learn to Twerk on TikTok.

Roger l Burns

If I needed someone was awesome!!!!!

shelley stewart

Bromance; B. F. F; Treasonites and of course nobody was saying “I just downloaded that song or that album”

Penny C

I’m Batman!

Jack G Friend

Spiffy!

Jim

Four words: Turn Out More Music!

Wayne Eason

Celebrating transgender day for Easter

RELEASES OF NOTE THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

1970 – Grateful Dead –  Workingman’s Dead

1971 – Emerson Lake and Palmer – Tarkus

1972 – David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

1978 – Grease (film)

1978 – Foreigner – Double Vision

1980 – The Blues Brothers (film)

1989 – Nirvana – Bleach

1994 – The Lion King (film)

1999 – Santana – Supernatural

LATEST TREASON NOODLES

– The band’s “WITHOUT A TRIBE” album (their fifth studio album) became Elm Treason’s best selling record ever this week, surpassing “THE VOICE OF TREASON” (the band’s fourth studio album)

– A brand new music video from the band is in its final stages of production.

– Music Teacher Extraordinaire Bobby Steel put on his school’s final concert of the school year with two shows on Thursday, June 20th.

– The band is planning its biggest and most INTERACTIVE promotion ever – to be announced in about two weeks. This will be awesome… and thoroughly unique! STAY TUNED!

elm treason song of the week

“IF I NEEDED SOMEONE” from the EP “FOR MERSEY’S SAKE”

We rarely do cover versions, let alone share them.

We prefer to do our own material.

However, once upon a time, Elm Treason put out a five-song Beatles cover EP called “FOR MERSEY’S SAKE.”

The most popular cut on the collection was the band’s cover of George Harrison’s great track “If I Needed Someone.”

Our tribute to a band that influenced us greatly.

THE FIRST CONCERT OF TEN ROCK STARS

Here are ten rock stars and the first concerts they ever attended…

Sting – Jimi Hendrix

David Byrne – Ravi Shankar

Boy George – David Bowie

Sheryl Crow – Peter Frampton

James Taylor – North Carolina Symphony Orchestra

Geoff Tate – Alice Cooper

David Cassidy – Beatles

Mike Reno – The Lovin’ Spoonful

Bono – The Clash

Taylor Hawkins – Queen

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Jamming on the floor of Andy’s brother’s garage, Summer 2017

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

This week’s “deep dive” video: What exactly is the “ELM TREASON SOUND?” What does that even mean?

Got 103 seconds to spare? Dig this video!

Our latest video

“Lock and Load” with the second single from our latest album “WITHOUT A TRIBE.”

THIS WEEK’S “TAKE ME BACK TUESDAY” VIDEO

On our main Facebook page, we posted this never-before-shared version of our song “MOOD.” We had never shared it before because the vocals were way too low. However, we used some awesome technology to enhance the vocals, and now we can bring it to you (From 2016).

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

2 YEARS AGO

Eight years after signing a “cessation of touring agreement,” Mötley Crüe kick off a co-headlining tour with Def Leppard in Atlanta.

8 YEARS AGO

Jimmy Page takes the stand in a trial where he is accused of stealing part of the song “Taurus” for the intro to “Stairway To Heaven.” Led Zeppelin played on the same bills with the band Spirit, who performed “Taurus” in their sets, but Page says he never heard that song before writing “Stairway.” The jury rules in favor of Led Zeppelin.

20 YEARS AGO

An audience member hurls a lollipop on stage while David Bowie is performing in Oslo, Norway. The lollipop wedges itself in David Bowie’s left eye (which already has an enlarged and frozen pupil following a childhood fight). Bowie halts the concert to remove the lollipop. Luckily, he escapes serious injury.

 

30 YEARS AGO

Megadeth is kicked off their tour with Aerosmith after Dave Mustaine is heard in an interview saying that his band should be the headliners. Jackyl and 4 Non Blondes open the remaining dates on the US tour.

 

43 YEARS AGO

At Earls Court in London, Pink Floyd play the last of 31 performances of The Wall, a unique stage show where a giant wall is erected (and torn down) as the band plays the album in its entirety. It’s Roger Waters’ last concert with the band, which breaks up in 1983 and carries on without him a few years later.

 

51 YEARS AGO

The Rocky Horror Show musical debuts at London’s Royal Court Theatre. Two years later, it starts a brief Broadway run and is adapted into the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

 

54 YEARS AGO

The organizers of the Woodstock music festival report that they have lost over $1.2 million on the event (money which they will later make up through movie and soundtrack rights).

57 YEARS AGO

The first Monterey International Pop festival begins at the County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. It’s the first of many big Rock festivals, with The Who, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Animals among those performing. Many consider it the beginning of the “Summer of Love.”

58 YEARS AGO

Deeming its “butcher cover” in poor taste, Capitol Records recalls the new Beatles album, Yesterday and Today, which is scheduled for release the next day and has already been sent to stores.

ELM TREASON’S LATEST RECORD

Our latest record WITHOUT A TRIBE is getting some seriously awesome feedback from everywhere. We are STOKED! It is, we believe, our best work to date… and now it can be yours on CD, vinyl or digital formats. CLICK HERE to bring your copy home. 

FIRST VIDEO FROM “WITHOUT A TRIBE”

We now have TWO music videos from our new album “WITHOUT A TRIBE.” Here is the first one, “UP TO ME.”

True That

Who knew?

Check the Evidence

Yep, Rocket Man

Hell Yes

Poor Criminals

More than “Some”

wait… “Sometimes?”

Nothing Truer

Undeniable

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“On Through the Night” – Def Leppard (The song would eventually appear on “High ‘n’ Dry”)

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