Rancid & Dropkick Murphys

Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, The Selecter and Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds)

Sunday, August 20th at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA

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Lamont's Music Notes For March 15th

MARCH 15th, 1976 - KISS

On this date in 1976, the band KISS released the album “Destroyer”.
“Destroyer” was the 4th studio album from Kiss and climbed to #11 on the Billboard charts.
It was also their biggest selling studio album, going double platinum, with sales over 2.2 million copies.

The album featured one of the biggest singles of the year , the ballad “Beth”. Every time you turned on the radio, it seemed that “Beth” was on the air. It topped off at #7 on the charts and was Kiss’ 1st gold record.

Here’s the official video for Beth.


Last Updated on Wednesday, March 15 2017 05:55

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Here's a great shot of Anthony Kiedis courtesy of Jimmy O'Sheehan photography from the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert last night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

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Last Updated on Monday, March 13 2017 06:39

 

African Python Snake

This snake appears to have bitten off more than it can chew...in the form of a whole deer. The meal was so big the snake couldn't move so it had to spit it out.

 

Lamont's Music Notes For March 13th

March 13th, 1984 - The Cars

On this date the cars released their 5th studio album/cd Heartbeat City.

-the album  reached #3 on the Billboard Top Albums chart.
-Heartbeat City was a hit machine as it contained a total of five American Top 40 singles.
-the song "Drive" was the highest charting song from the cd, it  peaked at #3.
-the single "You Might Think" hit #7 on the charts that summer.
-Another hit single was "Magic". This song reached #12 in the U.S.
-the single “Hello Again” hit #20 on the Billboard charts.
- "Why Can't I Have You" was the fifth single released from the record and managed to reach #33 on the Billboard Singles Chart.

Here’s the Cars and the official video for Drive.

 

Tonelli's Prom Suit

Check out Tonelli's prom outfit.

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Lamont's Music Notes For March 8th

March 8th, 1994 - SOUNDGARDEN

Wow! March 8th, 1994 Soundgarden releases their 4th album Superunknown.

Here’s some quick trivia on the album/cd.

-the album DEBUTED at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart.
-five singles were released from the album.
-the album was nominated for a Grammy in 1995 as Best Rock Album
-two singles from the album ”Spoonman” AND “Black Hole Sun” won Grammy awards
-the album was certified 5X platinum by the RIAA

Here’s the video for my favorite Soundgarden song, “Spoonman.”


Last Updated on Wednesday, March 08 2017 18:59

 

Lamont's Music Notes For March 8th

March 8th, 1974 - QUEEN

March 8,1974 marked the release of Queen’s 2nd album “Queen II”

Some quick trivia about Queen II

-The album was delayed a couple of months because of the 1973 oil crisis.
-instead of an “A” and “B” side , Queen II featured Sides White and Black.
-Queen II was the band’s first semi-commercial success, reaching #49 on Billboard’s Top Album Chart.

Here’s one of my favorite Queen songs.


Last Updated on Wednesday, March 08 2017 19:09

 

Donald Trump

After sporting what appeared to be a new suit and tie during his joint session of Congress last Tuesday, President Donald Trump went back to wearing his favorite red tie on Friday that appears to be held together with scotch tape. Thanks to strong gusts of wind that flipped his tie into the air while disembarking Air Force One at Orlando International Airport on Friday, once again it seems as though the president opted to use pieces of scotch tape to keep the bright red tie together. Over the past year, Trump has been photographed several times with his ties flying in the wind exposing the fact that he doesn’t use a tie clip, but instead opts for the cellophane tape to keep the two ends of his tie together. In fact, Trump was famously photographed on arguably the most important day of his life with scotch tape holding his signature red tie together during the inauguration ceremony in January.

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Lamont's Music Notes For March 7th

March 7th, 1975 - David Bowie

On this date in 1975 David Bowie released the album “Young Americans”.

Some trivia on the album:

-It was Bowie’s 9th studio album.
-It marked Bowie’s departure from “Glam-Rock”
-the album featured session players that included a young Luther Vandross, and Andy Newmark, the drummer of Sly and the family Stone.
-the album reached #9 on Billboard’s Top Album chart for the year 1985.
-it produced the #1 single “Fame” , which stayed on top of Billboard’s chart for 2 weeks in 1975.
-“Fame” was recorded with John Lennon and was co-written with Lennon and his producer Carlos Alomar.

Here’s Bowie performing “Young Americans” on the Dick Cavett Show In 1975.

Last Updated on Wednesday, March 08 2017 18:46

 
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