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06.27: On this day in 1993, Lyle Lovett scored one for the everyman when he tied the knot with Julia Roberts. Yes, an odd combination, indeed, but just another in a long line of musician/celebrity marriages, as far as we're concerned. They played into the stereotype just as well as anyone else, with their "love 'em and leave 'em" attitude and their candle that burns twice as bright shtick. Everyone thinks it was Lyle that made out good with that relationship, but we say it was Julia because, well, Lyle is an awesome musician & singer and she is not.
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From The Killers electro-rock-in-the-rain performance on Friday night to Bon Jovi's electrifying set on Saturday, it would be hard to top the two days prior, but Sunday proved that, for some, it is indeed easy like Sunday morning. To name names, Rod Stewart took the flash and vigor of The Killers, mixed it up with the solid awesomeness of Bon Jovi, then threw in his own Vegas-style revue and (voila!) finsished the weekend off with a mix of his own classics, hits from his standards album, and some incredible new songs. He even had a few guests come up and help in the festivities.
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Day 2 of Hard Rock Calling 2011 proved to be a 180 turn, weather wise, from Day 1. Sunshine and warm temps ruled the day. Everything else was pretty much the same: great music, amazing people, flowing beer, and great times. Bon Jovi, of course, ruled the day, with their fans queueing up hours before the gates officially opened. From the word "go," Hard Rock Calling Day 2 was non-stop awesomeness. Believe it.
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Despite the rain and the cold, the first day of Hard Rock Calling 2011 showed all in attendance the real meaning of rock. That is, that no matter what is going on around you, an incredible music festival will help you forget about everything else, will transport you to a magical land where everything is awesome and there is only music and good times. Yeah, it was that good.
06.20: The births of many a musician occured on this day. First up is Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson (seriously, we know it's de rigueur to shower praise on Pet Sounds, but Brian Wilson's insanse work ethic brought out the amazing in the whole group), born in 1942. Next, Lionel Richie didn't dance on the ceiling at first, but that didn't come too long after his birth on this day in 1949. Next, the scrubbed-from-Van-Halen-history (for real, they tried to replace him on the album art for Van Halen with Eddie's son, Wolfgang) bass player Michael Anthony took the stage for the first time on this day in 1954. Finally, Duran Duran's bassist extraordinaire, John Taylor, slapped his way into this world and, eventually, onto the world stage on this day in 1960. "Girls On Film" just wouldn't be the same without his slappy hands.
The GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY® Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. For more information please visit http://www.grammymuseum.org/. ALL IS ONE.
"It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform our friends and fans that at 7:00 tonight, Saturday, June 18, our beloved friend and bandmate, Clarence Clemons passed away. The cause was complications from his stroke of last Sunday, June 12th."Bruce Springsteen said of Clarence: "Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band."
Clarence Clemons was known for his work with many charities. He has been an advocate for Home Safe, which aids abused and neglected children, and as recently as March had put together two different events in which he raised more than $70,000.
Clemons also performed with the Grateful Dead, the Jerry Garcia Band, and Ringo Starr’s All Star Band. He recorded with a wide range of artists including Aretha Franklin, Roy Orbison and Jackson Browne. He also had his own band called the Temple of Soul.
The stage “always feels like home. It’s where I belong,” Clemons, a former youth counselor, said after performing at a Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL benefit for Home Safe, a children’s charity, in 2010.
The Hard Rock Cafe in Phuket has been very active in their community, raising funds and awareness for several local charities including the Pattanarak Foundation, the Baan Loong Phitak Daycare Center and the Social Welfare Home for the Elderly. ALL IS ONE.
The Hard Rock Cafe in Jakarta donated funds from their UNITE FOR JAPAN concert and event to officials from the Embassay of Japan. Over 36 bands participated in the event, which took place for over 13 hours in a row! ALL IS ONE.