Listen to Lamont and Tonelli’s anthem for social distancing “Don’t Wanna Hold Your Hand.”
LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MARCH 27, 2020…IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE IT WAS 33 YEARS AGO TODAY U2 PERFORMED FROM THE ROOF OF A STORE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES TO SHOOT THE VIDEO ‘WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME.’ TRAFFIC CAME TO A STANDSTILL AND THE IMPROMPTU CONCERT DREW THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS, SHUTTING DOWN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THE POLICE HAD TO STOP THE VIDEO TO BRING NORMALCY. HERE’S THE VIDEO WITH SOME OF THE CHAOS THAT ENSUED
LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MARCH 27, 2020…ON THIS DATE IN 2007 MARY WEILAND ( SCOTT WEILAND’S WIFE) WAS ARRESTED ON ARSON CHARGES AFTER SETTING FIRE TO OVER $10,000 OF SCOTT WEILAND’S BELONGINGSOUTSIDE OF THEIR HOME. WHEN POLICE ARRIVED OUTSIDE THEIR BURBANK RESIDENCE RESPONDING TO NEIGHBOR’S COMPLAINTS, THEY FOUND A BIN OF SMOLDERING CLOTHES. MAY I RECOMMEND THE BOOK “FALL TO PIECES” BY MARY FORSBERG WEILAND IF YOU WANT SOME INSIGHT INTO HOW CRAZY OF A LIFE A ROCK STAR AND HIS WIFE LEADS. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR THE STORY THAT RAN ON TMZ.
WHEN WEILAND WAS IN VELVET REVOLVER, HE WROTE A SONG ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH MARY, WHERE SCOTT SAID HE FELT LIKE HE WAS READY TO ‘FALL TO PIECES’. GREAT VIDEO
photo credits -mary forsberg weiland “fall to pieces”-a must read book !
LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MARCH 27, 2020…ON THIS DATE IN 1979 IAN HUNTER, THE FORMER LEAD SINGER OF “MOTT THE HOOPLE”, RELEASED HIS MOST SUCCESSFUL SOLO ALBUM ‘YOU’RE NEVER ALONE WITH A SCHIZOPHRENIC’. THE TITLE WAS CO-PRODUCER MICK RONSON’S IDEA THAT HE HIMSELF PLANNED ON USING FOR ONE OF HIS SOLO ALBUMS. HUNTER LOVED THE TITLE SO MUCH, HE OFFERED RONSON CO-WRITING CREDITS ON THE SONG ‘JUST ANOTHER NIGHT’ JUST TO USE ON HIS RECORD. THE ALBUM CONTAINED SOME GREAT TRACKS INCLUDING ‘CLEVELAND ROCKS’ ‘BASTARD’ ‘SHIPS’ AND ‘JUST ANOTHER NIGHT.’ LATER BARRY MANILOW EVEN COVERED THE SONG ‘SHIPS’ WHICH BECAME A TOP TEN HIT FOR MANILOW. THIS SONG HAS SUCH A GREAT GROOVE TO IT WITH THE GREAT MICK RONSON ON GUITAR, THIS IS ‘BASTARD’
THIS IS THE BIGGEST SCORPIONS ALBUM IN TERMS OF SALES, SELLING OVER 3 MILLION COPIES IN THE USA AND OVER 4 MILLION WORLDWIDE. ‘LOVE AT FIRST STING’ ALSO HOLDS THE DISTINCTION AS BEING ONE OF THE FIRST HARD ROCK RECORDS EVER RECORDED DIGITALLY.
HERE ARE THE SCORPIONS AND ‘ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE’
Lamont & Tonelli talked to Mr. Skin for his weekly fun bags forecast to share some binge-worthy shows. On Netflix, a few foreign series – from the Netherlands Women Of The Night, and Vampires from France. Cinemax’s Strikeback and HBO’s Westworld are always fan-favorites as well. Lastly, he gives an update on the “Whack-It-Brackets” as we enter the Sexy Sixteen. Remember, each vote qualifies you for a chance to win a 55″ Samsung TV.
Lamont and Tonelli present “Real Corona Heroes” saluting Grocery Store Workers who are working their asses off during the Shelter In Place. Thank you for your help during these tough times.
LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MARCH 26, 2020…ON THIS DATE IN 1996 STP RELEASED THEIR THIRD ALBUM ‘TINY MUSIC… SONGS FROM THE VATICAN GIFT SHOP’. AFTER TAKING A BREAK IN 1995 THE BAND HOLED UP AT A MANSION IN SANTA BARBARA WHERE THEY RECORDED THE ALBUM. ‘TINY MUSIC’ PRODUCED 3 HIT SINGLES ON THE ROCK CHARTS, BUT SALES OF THE ALBUM STALLED WHEN STP CANCELLED A GOOD PORTION OF THEIR TOUR TO ENABLE SCOTT WEILAND TO GO TO REHAB. EVEN WITH THE SETBACK IN TOURING, THE ALBUM SOLD 2 MILLION COPIES (STILL SHORT OF THE OTHER 2 ALBUMS BUT IMPRESSIVE COMMERCIALLY NONETHELESS). HERE’S THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘TRIPPIN’ ON A HOLE IN A PAPER HEART’
LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MARCH 26, 2020…HAPPY 72ND BIRTHDAY TO AEROSMITH’S STEVEN TYLER. TYLER IS ONE OF ROCK’S GREATEST SHOWMEN. FROM THE EARLY SUCCESS OF AEROSMITH WITH HITS LIKE ‘DREAM ON’ ‘WALK THIS WAY’ AND ‘SWEET EMOTION’ THROUGH THE ROUGH PATCH OF HIS DRUG ADDICTION AND EVENTUALLY THE AEROSMITH COMEBACK OF ‘LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR’ AND ‘DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY, TYLER HAS DONE IT ALL. THIS GUY IS A FREAKIN’ SURVIVOR. HIS CAREER HAS SPANNED OVER 5 DECADES AND HE’S EXPERIENCED EVERY HIGH AND EVERY LOW. ROCK STAR, HORRIBLE DRUG ADDICTIONS, REHAB 3 TIMES, JUDGE ON AMERICAN IDOL, SOLO CAREER, HE’S DONE IT.
HE’S HAD HEALTH SCARES, UNDERGOING THROAT SURGERY IN 2006, PLUS IN THE SAME YEAR HE WAS TREATED FOR HEPATITIS C. IN 2008 HE RECOVERED FROM MULTIPLE LEG INJURIES. IN 2009 HE FELL OFF STAGE IN SOUTH DAKOTA, AND BROKE HIS SHOULDER. ( THAT WAS 3 WEEKS BEFORE AN AEROSMITH BONE BASH–CAN YOU SAY CANCELLED) !
HERE’S TYLER AND AEROSMITH WITH A LIVE APPEARANCE ON ‘THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL’ FROM 1974
LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MARCH 26, 2020…On this date, one of my favorite albums, “Jailbreak” by Thin Lizzy was released. Jailbreak is the sixth studio album by Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy, released in 1976. It proved to be the band’s commercial breakthrough in the US, and the only Thin Lizzy album with a certification (in this case, Gold) in that country. The singles include ‘Jailbreak’ and the band’s breakthrough song ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’. This song was inspired by Thin Lizzy’s fans. The group wrote it after noticing that their shows were full of working-class guys looking to get out and have some fun. Their fans also had a tendency to drink heavily. Thin Lizzy were surprised when this became their breakthrough hit – because they hadn’t wanted it on their Jailbreak album. Guitarist Scott Gorham said in an interview: “We were playing in some club in the US when our manager came in and said, ‘Well, looks like we’ve got a hit.’ We were like, ‘Which song?’ Seriously, we didn’t have any idea at all which song it was that had taken off for us.To tell you the truth, we weren’t initially going to put ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ on the Jailbreak album at all,” he continued. “Back then you picked 10 songs and went with those because of the time restrictions of vinyl. We recorded 15 songs, and of the 10 we picked, that wasn’t one of them. But then the management heard it and said, ‘No, there’s something really good about this song.’ Although back then, it didn’t yet have the twin guitar parts on it.”
Here’s one of the greatest rock songs ever recorded, the title track, “Jailbreak” , live from 1976.