THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 85
DECEMBER 2, 2022
– Nothing to report. Outside of the normal smatterings of chaos and madness, a relatively quiet week for Andy and Bobby.
– Singer-songwriter Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac died Wednesday at age 79. Among the songs she’s penned” “Little Lies,” “Say You Love Me,” “Over My Head,” “Hold Me,” “You Make Loving Fun” and “Don’t Stop.”
– Motley Crue have announced 2023 tour dates with their new guitarist, John 5. It begins February 18 in Mexico City and runs through July 6 in Glasgow.
– A new box set by The Beach Boys called “Sail On Sailor – 1972” documenting their early 70s era comes out Friday, December 2nd.
– It was announced that Bret Michaels will be touring next summer across North America along with Night Ranger, Jefferson Starship and other guests.
– Metallica’s 2023-2024 world tour will feature support from Pantera, Mammoth WVH, Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills.
– … and speaking of Metallica, they have announced a new album titled “72 Seasons,” set to be released on April 14, 2023.
– Donovan has a new album coming December 14th called “Gaelia: The Sulan Sessions.” It features a variety of guest artists, including David Gilmour.
Your Input: Best Live Show Ever?
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What is the best live show you have ever seen?
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Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Singer-Songwriter Randy Newman had birthday number 79 on Monday.
Mike Bordin, drummer for Faith No More, had his 60th birthday last Sunday.
Matt Cameron, drummer for Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, celebrated his 60th birthday on Monday.
Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block had birthday number 54 on Tuesday.
Happy 63rd birthday to Charlie Burchill, guitarist for Simple Minds (last Sunday).
Last Sunday, Charlie Benante, drummer for Anthrax, turned 60.
Bette Midler turned 77 on Thursday.
Motown founder Berry Gordy turned 93 on Monday.
Singer/Entertainer Amy Grant celebrated birthday number 62 last Friday.
Musician Paul Shaffer was 73 on Monday.
John McVie of Fleetwood Mac and John Mayal’s Bluesbreakers turned 77 last Saturday
Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals turned 80 on Tuesday.
Musician Mug Shots
How many bands can you find in this picture?
There are 70 – a couple of which, we’ll be honest, we haven’t heard of or know too well… but just about all of them, you bet! If you have a few minutes, see what you come up with. (A few of these are a BIT of a stretch).
We’ll have the answers next week!
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Way back when we were promoting our first album “Days of Reaction,” we created a bunch of images we hoped would get people’s attention. This one, borrowing from Norman Rockwell’s famous self-portrait, was one of our very favorites…and one our most popular.
A BUNCH OF PING PONG BALLS IN A GREEN PLASTIC BOWL … BECAUSE WHY NOT?
1 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
“The Beatles: Get Back,” a three-part series comprised of outtakes from their Let It Be documentary, debuts on Disney+. Directed by Peter Jackson (Lord Of The Rings), it provides a very detailed look at the 1969 recording of their album Let It Be.
2 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Long Live ROCK! AC/DC show they still have plenty of spark as their album “Power Up” hits Number One in the US.
14 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy” fails to achieve massive first-week sales numbers, Axl Rose points the finger at Dr. Pepper for not having honored its promise made back in March 2008 to offer everybody in the US a free can of soda if Guns N’ Roses actually released the album in 2008 after teasing it for many years.
14 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Atlantic Records becomes the first major label whose digital sales have surpassed its CD sales. Downloads of music and ringtones now account for more than half of Atlantic’s US sales.
20 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Actor and Elvis Presley superfan fan Nicolas Cage divorces the King’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, after less than four months, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
25 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Take a BREATH! Using a technique called circular breathing, Kenny G sets the Guinness World Record for longest note held on a wind instrument when he keeps it going for 45 minutes and 47 seconds. 20 years later, the Nigerian player Femi Kuti breaks the record, going 51:35.
31 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
We’ve all been there – Thinking there are 31 days in November, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell continues his hunting trip, causing the band to miss their next show opening for Van Halen in Memphis.
38 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
In London, Bono, George Michael, David Bowie, Jody Watley, Paul McCartney and a passel of other stars record vocals for “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” the first big all-star charity single. Released a week later (in time for Christmas), it becomes a holiday favorite and raises over $14 million for famine relief in Africa.
44 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Playing in Philadelphia, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is hit in the face with a bottle thrown from the audience. The band leaves the stage and the show is cancelled after Joe Perry tells the crowd, “We love you, but you can’t throw things at us.”
46 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Sex Pistols appear on the Today programme on London regional TV as a last-minute substitute for Queen. After being goaded by host Bill Grundy, they swear repeatedly, including the dreaded “F” word, shocking sensitive viewers.
47 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Deep in debt, Elvis Presley takes out a $350,000 loan from the National Bank of Commerce in Memphis, Tennessee. His Graceland estate is put up as collateral.
54 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Cream play their last concert (until their 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and 2005 reunion), taking the stage at Royal Albert Hall in London to a fanatic crowd of over 10,000 who chant “God save the Cream” as they leave the stage. The show is released three months later as the album Goodbye.
56 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays their first UK show at the Bag O’Nails in London.
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