LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MAY 19, 2019…TODAY WAS THE DAY IN 2006 THAT BONE BASH WAS CANCELLED !! JOHNNY VAN ZANT UNDERWENT AN EMERGENCY APPENDECTOMY THURSDAY MAY 18 2006 AT STANFORD HOSPITAL. OUR BOY SAMMY HAGAR CAME TO THE RESCUE AND HANDLED THE 2006 BONE BASH WITH BB7.5 !!!
LYNYRD SKYNYRD MORE THAN MADE IT UP TO THE BONE LISTENERS, RETURNING TO PLAY THE NEXT YEAR (BONE BASH VIII) AND AGAIN IN 2013 (BONE BASH XIV)
HERE’S GREAT CONCERT FOOTAGE FROM THE LAST TIME THEY PLAYED IN THE BAY AREA MAY 25 2018 AT SHORELINE
HERE’S SOME OFFICIAL LYNYRD SKYNYRD VIDEO (PRO SHOT)
LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MAY 19, 2019…AEROSMITH RELEASED THE SINGLE SWEET EMOTION ON THIS DATE IN 1975. THIS WAS THE SINGLE THAT STARTED A STRING OF SUCCESS FOR THE GROUP THAT LASTED THROUGH THE REST OF THE 70’S AND EARLY 80’S. IRONICALLY, STEVEN TYLER WROTE THIS SONG ABOUT HOW FRUSTRATED HE WAS WITH THE BAND. THE GROUP WAS DOING A LOT OF DRUGS AT THE TIME AND TENSIONS OFTEN RAN HIGH, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN TYLER AND JOE PERRY.
TYLER ATTRIBUTES THE FIRST LINES:
“Talk about things that nobody cares, wearing out things that nobody wears”
TO JOE PERRY’S GIRLFRIEND AT THE TIME ELISSA, AND TO ONE INCIDENT IN PARTICULAR. ONE NIGHT WHEN TYLER WENT TO PERRY’S HOTEL ROOM LOOKING FOR SOME HEROIN PERRY AND ELISSA SENT HIM AWAY, REFUSING TO SHARE THEIR DRUGS.
IN THE AEROSMITH AUTOBIOGRAPHY ‘WALK THIS WAY” TYLER SAID THESE LINES WERE HIS:
“Angry side talking,” and adds that when he wrote the lyrics, “Can’t say baby where I’ll be in a year ,” HE WAS THINKING, “but it will be at at least 1000 miles away from you!”
THE MUSIC WAS BASED ON A BASS LINE TOM HAMILTON CAME UP WITH.
TYLER WROTE THE LYRICS(PERRY WAS KNOWN AS “MR. SWEET EMOTION”)
AND THEY PUT THE SONG TOGETHER IN A JAM SESSION.
THIS WAS THE FIRST SINGLE RELEASED FROM THE ALBUM ‘TOYS IN THE ATTIC.’ THE SONG STILL REMAINS POPULAR TO THIS DAY WITH OVER 3 MILLION DIGITAL DOWNLOADS
THIS IS THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘SWEET EMOTION.’
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LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MAY 18, 2019…SIXTEEN YEARS AGO SCOTT WEILAND OF STP WAS ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION (HEROIN) ON THIS DAY IN 2003. HE WAS RELEASED ON $ 10,000 BAIL. WEILAND WAS BUSTED JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT AFTER POLICE PULLED HIM OVER FOR DRIVING WITHOUT HIS LIGHTS ON. A SEARCH OF HIS VEHICLE TURNED UP DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND SMALL AMOUNTS OF BOTH COCAINE AND HEROIN.
HE WAS BOOKED ON 2 COUNTS OF POSSESSION AND WAS RELEASE ON $ 10,000 BAIL. HIS PASSENGER, 29 YEAR OLD JENNIFER LYNN SIRES, WAS ALSO ARRESTED.
THE FELONY DRUG CHARGES WERE LATER DROPPED BY A JUDGE, FOLLOWING WEILAND’S STINT IN REHAB.
HERE’S WEILAND AND STP LIVE FROM THE HOUSE OF BLUES CIRCA 2000.
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LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MAY 18, 2019…TODAY IS THE 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF CHRIS CORNELL.
CORNELL, WHO STRUGGLED WITH DEPRESSION FOR MUCH OF HIS LIFE, WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS DETROIT HOTEL ROOM IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF MAY 18, 2017 AFTER PERFORMING AT A SOUNDGARDEN CONCERT EARLIER IN THE EVENING. HIS DEATH WAS RULED A SUICIDE BY HANGING. THIS IS A REPORT THAT RAN IN THE DETROIT FREE PRESS:
“According to the records, obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request, a call from Cornell's wife prompted bodyguard Martin Kirsten to go to the Soundgarden singer's suite — Room 1136 — to check on him "because he did not sound like he was OK." Unable to access the locked room, Kirsten kicked open the main door, then did the same with the interior bedroom door.
"I went inside and the bathroom door was partially opened, and I could see his feet," Kirsten told police in a signed statement.
The bodyguard loosened the band around Cornell's neck, then tried to resuscitate the singer by compressing his chest, Kirsten said in his statement.
Additional medical personnel were summoned, and Cornell was pronounced dead at about 1:30 a.m., an hour and 15 minutes after Kirsten was first contacted by Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell.
CORNELL WAS SUCH A FREAKIN’ TALENT. RIP CHRIS CORNELL
HERE’S CORNELL PERFORMING IN SOUNDGARDEN
AND IN THE SUPERGROUP AUDIOSLAVE
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LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MAY 16, 2019…TWENTY ONE YEARS AGO TODAY, KEITH RICHARDS WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER HE FELL OFF A CHAIR WHILE REACHING FOR A BOOK IN HIS CONNECTICUT HOME, INJURING HIS CHEST AND RIBS.
AT LEAST THIS TIME HE DIDN’T HURT HIMSELF FALLING HEAD FIRST OFF OF A COCONUT TREE !
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