THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 102
may 19, 2023
– ALL MASTERING for our next album “WITHOUT A TRIBE” has been completed! (Wasn’t that FAST????????) Things are now moving at a terrific pace. All album artwork should be completed by Friday and will be sent off the vinyl manufacturer at that time. We are still looking at a July 9th official release date – Bobby’s birthday!!
– Yes’ 23rd studio album, “Mirror to the Sky,” drops on Friday, May 19th.
– Lou Gramm, former lead singer for Foreigner, announced a series of dates with his All Stars band – 12 in all – with new music expected near the beginning of the road trip which starts June 6 and runs through November 4
– Foo Fighters have released a second song from their upcoming “But Here We Are” album called “Under You.” The song joins the album’s first single, “Rescued,” as the first official Foo Fighters releases since the March 2022 death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.
– Bassist John Giblin died at age 71 on May 14. He appeared on six Kate Bush albums and has a tremendoulsy impressive list of session credits that include Paul McCartney, Elton John, Phil Collins and Eric Clapton. He was also a member of Simple Minds in the ’80s.
– Willie Nelson’s star-studded 90th birthday concerts will be shown in theaters as part of a special limited release. Titled “Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90,” the concert film will hit screens across the country on June 11, with special encore presentations on June 13 and 14.
– Squeeze will hit the road later this year, launching a tour in September with the Psychedelic Furs.
– Tesla will release a new album, “Full Throttle Live,” on May 26.
– A posthumous LP by Gordon Lightfoot, titled “At Royal Albert Hall,” will arrive on July 14.
– Stevie Nicks has added 13 more U.S. dates to her 2023 tour. Newly announced cities include Houston, Pittsburgh, New York City, Memphis, Detroit and San Diego.
– Dead & Company will livestream the entirety of their upcoming farewell tour. The tour begins with a pair of shows in Los Angeles on May 19 and 20 and will conclude with a trio of concerts in San Francisco on July 14, 15 and 16.
You Say: They’ve Grown on Me
Almost all of us have bands or artists we dig today that we initially didn’t really care for.
Maybe wisdom comes with age. Maybe tastes inevitably change. Maybe youth-fueled music snobbery played a role to some extent. (It did for us, we admit).
Whatever it is, it’s a cool thing to ponder.
Someone comes up to you and asks: What band or artist do you like today that you didn’t at first?
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Turning 75 last Friday was Steve Winwood
Celebrating her 56th birthday was Janet Jackson on Tuesday
Legendary country singer George Strait has his 71st birthday on Thursday
Ambient composer Brian Eno turned 75 on Monday
Mark Mothersby of Devo celebrated birthday number 73 on Thursday
Happy 57th birthday to Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish
Ian Astbury, lead singer of the Cult, was 61 last Sunday
Poison lead guitarist CC Deville had his 61st birthday last Sunday
Robert Fripp, guitarist for King Crimson, was 77 on Tuesday
We love us some guitar faces!
Groovy Noodles Extra: Bobby Speaks
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The boys in the band in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – Summer, 2019
THREE BLACKBERRIES AND AN AQUA CRAYON … BECAUSE WHY NOT?
10 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
After the Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield records the David Bowie song “Space Oddity” on board the International Space Station, his version of the song is posted to YouTube, quickly garnering millions of views.
12 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
David Gilmour and Nick Mason join their former Pink Floyd bandmate Roger Waters at the London 02 Arena performance of Waters’ The Wall tour, joining in on “Comfortably Numb” and “Outside The Wall.” It’s the first time they’ve played together since Live 8 in 2005.
38 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) holds a meeting in Washington where they garner support for a ratings system for albums and concerts like those used for movies, and also to keep offensive album covers out of view in record stores. This leads to warning stickers on albums with offensive lyrics.
43 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Drummer Peter Criss leaves Kiss. He is replaced by Eric Carr, but returns to the band (along with Ace Frehley) in 1996.
47 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Sex Pistols sign with Virgin Records for £15,000 after being dropped by both EMI and A&M. Virgin issues their landmark album, “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.” “I’ve always liked Richard Branson because, pompous rich t–t that he is, he has a great sense of rebelliousness,” lead singer Johnny Rotten says.
48 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Fleetwood Mac play their first concert with new members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks at a show in El Paso, Texas.
57 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Beach Boys release their landmark album Pet Sounds, produced with great ingenuity by their bass player, Brian Wilson. Standout tracks include “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows.”
57 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
No, seriously….The FBI ends its two-year investigation into the Kingsmen song “Louie Louie,” determining that the largely indecipherable lyrics are not obscene.
60 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Bob Dylan refuses to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show when they won’t let him play “Talkin’ John Birch Society Blues.”
60 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Rolling Stones sign with Decca Records in London, the label that turned down The Beatles the year before
66 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Didn’t know this was a thing… Elvis Presley inhales the cap from one of his teeth and is taken to a Los Angeles hospital to have it removed from his lung
The Metronome is No Dope
A Type for Everyone
Uggh… but funny
We all had one
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