Tuesday night in NYC former Metallica bass player Jason Newsted was knocked off stage by a fan during a show with his new solo band.
They were playing the Metallica song "Whiplash" when the audience member, who probably won’t have a future as an Olympic gymnast, took Jason out on his way back into the crowd. Newsted dusted himself off, climbed jumped back on stage and told the crowd, "You know, no matter how many shows I've done, that just happened for the first time. …I trust my brothers here to take care of it. Anyone get a good look at that motherf**ker? Don't kill him, just bruise him up a bit."
A few months back Bon Jovi’s guitarist Richie Sambora bailed out the latest leg of the band’s world tour just hours before it was supposed to kick off without even giving a reason why. He broke his silence yesterday and now he has accused Jon Bon Jovi of making his returning to the band difficult.
This all started yesterday when Jon suggested substance issues were behind his band mate’s latest absence, and added that he was struggling to keep his mouth shut.
Sambora shot back saying, “My opinion is Jon wants to see if he can pull off stadiums by himself. He’s making it very difficult for me to come back. Enough with the trash-talking – Jon needs to stop talking about me publicly. I am fine and this is a private matter. I don’t have any major problems in my life right now. I love my fans and I feel bad from them at the moment. They’ve paid money to see Bon Jovi, and, right now, they’re not getting the whole deal.”
I refuse to believe that Jon Bon Jovi would be so egotistical as to suggest that his band – named Bon Jovi – is a one man show, that’s focused on only himself. Total team player.
It's still settling in that Doors' keyboardist/co-founder Ray Manzarek died yesterday at the age of 74.
I figured it would be as fitting a tribute that I could muster to post some performances from years past.
(CNN) -- The Doors' founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany Monday after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74.
The artist had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer.
The Doors formed in 1965 after Manzarek happened to meet Jim Morrison on California's Venice Beach. The legendary rock group went on to sell 100 million albums worldwide, establishing five multiplatinum discs in the U.S.
Morrison died in 1971, but Manzarek carried on The Doors' legacy, continuing to work as a musician and also as an author.
"I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today," said Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. "I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."
Manzarek is survived by his brothers Rick and James, his wife Dorothy, his son Pablo, and three grandchildren. Instead of flowers, the family's asked that a donation be made in Manzarek's name at www.standup2cancer.org.