THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 122
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU, TREASONITES!
– GREAT NEWS! The second music video from our latest album “Without a Tribe” (which we’ve been talking about forever) will FINALLY be released in approximately two weeks. Exact date coming!
– Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States next week, there will be no GROOVY NOODLES newsletter next week. So sorry about that, folks.
– And in the spirit of THANKSGIVING, the boys in the band wish to THANK YOU most sincerely for your priceless friendship and support! We could not – and would not – do any of this without you. We are lucky to have you out there.
– Rush to create new music? Ultimate Classic Rock reports: “The prospect of new music from Rush’s surviving members has been rumored almost from the moment their late drummer Neil Peart retired. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have since confirmed that they’ve discussed moving forward together, and might even consider performing as Rush again.”
– Sammy Hagar has extended an invitation to Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth to join him on his 2024 tour. Hagar announced that he’ll hit the road next year and perform a set list focused on Van Halen material. Hagar has recruited guitarist and Chickenfoot bandmate Joe Satriani to join him on a Van Halen-focused 2024 tour. Bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Jason Bonham will round out the lineup.
– Gene Simmons is unhappy that Peter Criss and Ace Frehley won’t share the stage with Kiss at the band’s final concerts. “I feel sad. I feel sad and angry that both Ace and Peter aren’t here,” the band’s founding bassist told 519 Magazine. “I mean, they’re alive, but they’re not here to enjoy this unbelievable journey with us. They were there at the beginning and deserve all the credit. And when they look in the mirror, the only reason they’re not here with us is themselves.”
– Geddy Lee kicked off his “My Effin’ Life” book tour Monday evening November 13th at The Beacon Theatre in NYC in support of his new memoir of the same name.
– Judas Priest will launch a tour in the spring in support of their upcoming album, “Invincible Shield.” The tour will start a little more than a month after the release of the new LP on March 8th. The “Invincible Shield” Tour starts on April 18 in Wallingford, Connecticut, and is currently scheduled through May 22 in Syracuse, New York.
– Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue revealed that the FBI is currently investigating a stalker who has targeted his family.
– John Morris, the concert veteran who served as one of the organizers of the original Woodstock festival, died this week at the age of 84.
Your Answer Is…
Hey there, Treasonites!
Sometimes, it’s good to take inventory of life and appreciate the good things.
Negativity seems to be everywhere. Indeed, it’s easy to slam, criticize, point fingers, align with a tribe and scream across aisles. You can go anywhere for that.
But this week, with the American Thanksgiving holiday upon us, we thought we’d try a little gratitude. We thought we’d keep it positive.
So, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not…..
If someone says to you: “Name something in your life you are thankful for.””
Your answer is…
Another Year Gone
Birthdays over the past week…
Frida of ABBA (born Anni-Frid Synni) was 78 on Wednesday
Turning 59 last Sunday was David Ellefson, bassist for Megadeth
Happy 70th birthday to singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw (last Saturday)
Singer Petula Clark had birthday number 91 on Wednesday
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger celebrated his 49th birthday on Wednesday
Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young turned 78 last Sunday
Bobby meets Geddy Lee
For this lifelong RUSH fan, it is a moment IMPOSSIBLE to quantify! It is a once-in-a-lifetime moment that defies adjectives and superlatives. Dig these pictures!
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Andy and Bobby playin’ in the living room with Harry the Sheepdog in attendance, Summer 2013.
From our new album “WITHOUT A TRIBE,” here is the official music video for the song “UP TO ME.”
13 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
For the first time, The Beatles’ music is made available for digital download, as iTunes adds most of the group’s catalog. Apple Computer spent decades battling the Beatles’ Apple Corps record label over the rights to sell music using the Apple name, but a 2007 agreement allowed the companies to work together, setting the stage for the deal.
16 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
In a charity auction, a 25-year-old man from Scotland pays $170,000 for two tickets to the Led Zeppelin reunion show at the O2 Arena in London. Over a million people entered a lottery for the 18,000 tickets, which sold for a face value of $255.
26 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
At a Tower Records in-store performance in New York City, Green Day trash the place, smashing instruments, pouring beer on the CD racks, and spray painting the windows. Their label happily pays the $50,000 in damage as Green Day prove they’re still punk to the core.
37 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright announce they are working on a new Pink Floyd album despite a lawsuit from original member Roger Waters trying to retire the group. The album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, is issued the following year; soon after, the lawsuit is settled.
48 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Queen shoot the video for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which according to director Bruce Gowers, takes about four hours. It airs repeatedly on the British show Top Of The Pops and helps the song become one of the most popular in UK history.
48 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks suddenly in Lake Superior during a storm, killing all 29 men aboard and inspiring Canadian folkie Gordon Lightfoot to write a song about the tragedy, “Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald.”
54 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Sesame Street debuts on American public television. Many of the lessons are taught with songs, and in later seasons, musicians drop by to help out: Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Dixie Chicks and Alicia Keys are among the many to appear on the show. The two big names that turn down offers: Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand
55 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
John Lennon and Yoko Ono release the album Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins with a cover photo of the pair naked. Many record stores stock it in a brown paper wrapper.
56 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Pink Floyd begin their first UK tour at the Royal Albert Hall in London, playing on a package bill with The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner, and the headliner, Jimi Hendrix.
97 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The first network radio broadcast, four-and-a-half hours of varied performances from New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel and other remotes around the country, airs on the new National Broadcasting Company (soon to be known as NBC).
That covers it
Sounds About Right
Some people are just hilarious
Daylight come and…
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