Jeff Beck, guitar god who influenced generations, dies at 78
Jeff Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, has died. Beck died Tuesday after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. “Jeff was such a nice person and an outstanding iconic, genius guitar player — there will never be another Jeff Beck,” Tony Iommi, guitarist for Black Sabbath wrote on Twitter.news.yahoo.com
Dusty Baker still seeking World Series title as manager
Nineteen years after falling one win short with San Francisco, Dusty Baker’s quest for his first World Series title as manager ended two victories shy with his Houston Astros falling 7-0 to complete a six-game loss to the Atlanta Braves, the team that launched his career back in that Summer of Love.
Jimi Hendrix's Hawaiian "Adventure" Finally Explained
Jimi Hendrix on the isle of Maui, maybe thinking "What have I gotten myself into with this 'Rainbow Bridge' thing?" The Jimi Hendrix Experience was already scheduled to perform a show in Honolulu the next day, but they did this free, two-set afternoon show for a record. Directed by John McDermott, the full-length documentary tells the whole strange tale of the island adventure and the film Rainbow Bridge. But there was another problem, and a big one: Six weeks after the concert, Jimi Hendrix was dead. When Rainbow Bridge came out almost a full year later, it was marketed as a Jimi Hendrix project.houstonpress.com
Outtakes: Stevie Nicks on Petty, Prince, Beyoncé and Harry
FILE - Harry Styles, right, presents a trophy to Stevie Nicks at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. I feel like I know Beyoncé even though I really don’t know her at all. I hope you’re wrong.’ But he’s absolutely right.”_________CALL ME MAYBESpeaking of friends Stevie Nicks have been in touch with — don’t count the members of Fleetwood Mac. I’m really, really good friends with Mick,” she said. That’s really good too because that kind of keeps you in sort of that mindset also,” she said.
LEADING OFF: Wildfires darken California skies; Cole vs O's
RingCentral Coliseum stands under skies darkened by wildfire smoke before the Oakland Athletics' baseball game against the Houston Astros in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The smell of the fires wafted over the stadium as San Francisco hosted Seattle on Wednesday night and ash fell inside the ballpark this week when Oakland played. NOT SO HOTYankees star Gerrit Cole tries to end his three-game losing streak when he starts at home against Baltimore. MISSING YOUThe defending World Series champion Nationals will be without October star Howie Kendrick for a while. Last season, Kendrick was the MVP of the NL Championship Series and hit the go-ahead homer in Game 7 of the World Series.
Smoke from nearby wildfires creates eerie baseball scene
Smoke from California wildfires obscures the sky over Oracle Park as the Seattle Mariners take batting practice before their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. By mid-morning across San Francisco Bay, the Giants Oracle Park resembled a black-and-orange horror scene. Little experiment on my behalf today.Still, the air quality was below 100 about two hours before first pitch. AL West-leading Oakland was set to face the Houston Astros, while across San Francisco Bay the Giants were hosting the Seattle Mariners. The NFL's San Francisco 49ers practiced in similar conditions at their Santa Clara facility in the South Bay on Wednesday.
The Feral Rock and Roll of Rival Sons
A recent addition to that list is Rival Sons. Now, the United States seems to finally be catching up in appreciation for one of the greatest contemporary rock bands, this one Straight Outta Long Beach. Rival Sons are currently on a co-headlining tour with Stone Temple Pilots, charging in to the Revention Music Center on October 1. We dont have money for that kind of shit!The Rival Sons sixth and most recent studio effort is Feral Roots (Atlantic), which came out in January of this year. For more on Rival Sons, visit RivalSons.comhoustonpress.com