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New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/aics-bones-vs-gnrs-dust-n-bones/AIC’s “Them Bones” vs. GNR’s “Dust N Bones”“THEM BONES” ALICE IN CHAINS
Beavis and Butthead described it as the “coolest video I’ve ever seen!” Alice In Chains go on the attack for an intense hard rock assault in “Them Bones”. Tracking in under two and a half minutes, the ultimate Grunge song has Layne Staley pondering life after death over a blistering Jerry Cantrell guitar solo. “Them Bones” questions mortality and what becomes of our mind and actual bodies after death. Allmusic.com describes the song as “a brief, tightly wound explosion of sheer, inescapable riff power, focused and relentless”. Guitar aficionados usually cite this Alice In Chains song from their landmark “Dirt” CD as evidence of Cantrell’s brilliance.

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTuD8k3JvxQ
“DUST N BONES” GUNS ‘N’ ROSES
When you picture Guns ‘N’ Roses, Axl Rose and Slash come to mind first, but their down and dirty image was best epitomized by rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin. Izzy co-founded the band and probably became the poster child of their decadent Sunset Strip lifestyle. His heroin addiction, public urination on an airplane, and countless drunken fistfights only added to GNR’s image. Yet behind it all, Izzy is an incredible guitarist and raw vocalist who sang lead on a few of their classic tracks. “14 Years” and “Dust N Bones” were both featured on Use Your Illusion Volume 1. The latter is a gritty album track that was never released as a single but became a fan favorite as Izzy and Axl share vocals.   A Guns N’ Roses tribute band took on the name “Dust N Bones” in honor the song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGrZgzC6tHc

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AIC’s “Them Bones” vs. GNR’s “Dust N Bones”

“THEM BONES” ALICE IN CHAINS

alice_in_chains_them_bonesBeavis and Butthead described it as the “coolest video I’ve ever seen!” Alice In Chains go on the attack for an intense hard rock assault in “Them Bones”. Tracking in under two and a half minutes, the ultimate Grunge song has Layne Staley pondering life after death over a blistering Jerry Cantrell guitar solo. “Them Bones” questions mortality and what becomes of our mind and actual bodies after death. Allmusic.com describes the song as “a brief, tightly wound explosion of sheer, inescapable riff power, focused and relentless”. Guitar aficionados usually cite this Alice In Chains song from their landmark “Dirt” CD as evidence of Cantrell’s brilliance.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTuD8k3JvxQ

“DUST N BONES” GUNS ‘N’ ROSES

Izzy Stradlin 1988When you picture Guns ‘N’ Roses, Axl Rose and Slash come to mind first, but their down and dirty image was best epitomized by rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin. Izzy co-founded the band and probably became the poster child of their decadent Sunset Strip lifestyle. His heroin addiction, public urination on an airplane, and countless drunken fistfights only added to GNR’s image. Yet behind it all, Izzy is an incredible guitarist and raw vocalist who sang lead on a few of their classic tracks. “14 Years” and “Dust N Bones” were both featured on Use Your Illusion Volume 1. The latter is a gritty album track that was never released as a single but became a fan favorite as Izzy and Axl share vocals.   A Guns N’ Roses tribute band took on the name “Dust N Bones” in honor the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGrZgzC6tHc

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/sunday-coffee-house-jams-shy-way-already-home/Sunday Coffee House Jams:  Shy That Way, Already HomeCoffee shops are the perfect venue for a singer and an acoustic guitar, a soothing accompaniment while you savor your first cup of the day.   In the cozy environment, the lyrics stand out and the song’s meaning becomes much more profound.  Starbucks Entertainment jumped on this trend and for years, they have been selling unique mix CD’s to relive this experience in your car or home.   Many of the artists featured by Starbucks were outside the mainstream when they were introduced on these CDs.   This huge exposure by such a mega-conglomerate brand like Starbucks jump-started their career dramatically.   Here’s a trio of Sunday coffee house favorites by some artists worth checking out:
“ALREADY HOME”   A Great Big World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz9UBfXmXsM
 
“SHY THAT WAY”   Tristan Prettyman with Jason Mraz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-HUHacYf0A
“THE PIECES DON’T FIT ANYMORE”   James Morrison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIg8kNfJpsg

 

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Sunday Coffee House Jams: Shy That Way, Already Home

Coffee mug and guitarCoffee shops are the perfect venue for a singer and an acoustic guitar, a soothing accompaniment while you savor your first cup of the day.   In the cozy environment, the lyrics stand out and the song’s meaning becomes much more profound.  Starbucks Entertainment jumped on this trend and for years, they have been selling unique mix CD’s to relive this experience in your car or home.   Many of the artists featured by Starbucks were outside the mainstream when they were introduced on these CDs.   This huge exposure by such a mega-conglomerate brand like Starbucks jump-started their career dramatically.   Here’s a trio of Sunday coffee house favorites by some artists worth checking out:

“ALREADY HOME”   A Great Big World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz9UBfXmXsM

 

“SHY THAT WAY”   Tristan Prettyman with Jason Mraz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-HUHacYf0A

“THE PIECES DON’T FIT ANYMORE”   James Morrison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIg8kNfJpsg

 

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/lennons-imagine-eddie-vedder-john-mayer-keith-urban/Lennon’s “Imagine”:  Eddie Vedder, John Mayer, Keith Urban“IMAGINE” EDDIE VEDDER
“I think it’s the most powerful song ever written which is why I’ve never played it before”, with these words Eddie Vedder takes on John Lennon’s masterpiece “Imagine”. You’ve heard the original a million times, but Eddie’s version is mesmerizing as the entire crowd is singing in unison along with Vedder on an acoustic guitar. The record was released as a charity single with all proceeds going to Heartbeat, an organization promoting dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian youth by having them share their music together. If there was even a need for peace and harmony in the Middle East, the timing is perfect. Vedder said, “The majority of humans on this planet are more consumed by the pursuit of love, health, family, food and shelter than any kind of war,” he wrote. “War hurts. It hurts no matter which sides the bombs are falling on.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhrmkCW6Ph8
“DON’T LET ME DOWN”   Keith Urban and John Mayer
At last years’ Crossroads Guitar Festival, John Mayer and Keith Urban team up for a bluesy rendition of The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down”.  They previously worked together on an episode of CMT’s Crossroads.  For the past three years, I’ve been hyping Urban’s guitar skills, here he obliterates John Mayer head-to-head.   If you watch the video closely, you’ll notice Keith’s guitar strap come off midway.   But he never missed a beat and continued to tear into his solo.   Vocally they’re no match for John Lennon’s original, but they actually have some great chemistry onstage and it’s a great extended blues version of a cherished Beatles classic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVbyWunzpzU

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Lennon’s “Imagine”: Eddie Vedder, John Mayer, Keith Urban

“IMAGINE” EDDIE VEDDER

Imagine Eddie Vedder“I think it’s the most powerful song ever written which is why I’ve never played it before”, with these words Eddie Vedder takes on John Lennon’s masterpiece “Imagine”. You’ve heard the original a million times, but Eddie’s version is mesmerizing as the entire crowd is singing in unison along with Vedder on an acoustic guitar. The record was released as a charity single with all proceeds going to Heartbeat, an organization promoting dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian youth by having them share their music together. If there was even a need for peace and harmony in the Middle East, the timing is perfect. Vedder said, “The majority of humans on this planet are more consumed by the pursuit of love, health, family, food and shelter than any kind of war,” he wrote. “War hurts. It hurts no matter which sides the bombs are falling on.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhrmkCW6Ph8

“DON’T LET ME DOWN”   Keith Urban and John Mayer

2010 CMT Music Awards - Rehearsals - Day 3At last years’ Crossroads Guitar Festival, John Mayer and Keith Urban team up for a bluesy rendition of The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down”.  They previously worked together on an episode of CMT’s Crossroads.  For the past three years, I’ve been hyping Urban’s guitar skills, here he obliterates John Mayer head-to-head.   If you watch the video closely, you’ll notice Keith’s guitar strap come off midway.   But he never missed a beat and continued to tear into his solo.   Vocally they’re no match for John Lennon’s original, but they actually have some great chemistry onstage and it’s a great extended blues version of a cherished Beatles classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVbyWunzpzU

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/3-year-anniversary-mikes-daily-jukebox/3 Year Anniversary of Mike’s Daily JukeboxJust shy of three million views in three years!     The website was originally titled Mikesdailyjukebox.blogspot.com and kicked off on October 17th 2011.   The early posts were very simple posts with often only two to three lines of text highlighting some amazing “lost classics” and “hidden music treasures”.   Before long, graphics were added, larger video versions were included, and deeper musical commentary accompanied each post.   Mike’s Daily Jukebox is now appearing on Page 1 of many Google searches and many of my posts are now hyper-linked by many popular music and entertainment blogs worldwide. Thank you for all of your support over the years!

“THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND” Andrew Gold
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN3E9Yyd1HA
“ANNIVERSARY”   Tony Toni Tone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STC3I6SwLp4
Exclusive concert reviews, one of a kind Top 10 lists, rare songs that never appeared on a studio album, and a commitment to multiple music genres are essential attributes of MDJ. Each Tuesday for the past three years, you can find two of the biggest music videos debuting that week.    If you’re a fan of hard rock and metal, most Mondays have been dedicated to head bangers and classic rock.    Country, old school R&B, Alternative Rock, New Wave, Spanish music, Inspirational and Gospel, Blues, and even Tango music have all been featured on the site.   If you want to get lost for an hour or two, enter the name of one of your favorite artists in the search box and find some songs you may have known by your favorites!    Hope you’ve all enjoyed the website, love to hear some comments and requests for the upcoming year. Where else can you find Led Zeppelin, Kirk Franklin, Tony Toni Tone, and a 70’s pop gem all featured on one post!

“THANK YOU”   Led Zeppelin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1z4vkPWkLQ
“THANK YOU”   Kirk Franklin with Mary Mary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9HTXT7TPnI

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3 Year Anniversary of Mike’s Daily Jukebox

Mike's Daily JukeboxJust shy of three million views in three years!     The website was originally titled Mikesdailyjukebox.blogspot.com and kicked off on October 17th 2011.   The early posts were very simple posts with often only two to three lines of text highlighting some amazing “lost classics” and “hidden music treasures”.   Before long, graphics were added, larger video versions were included, and deeper musical commentary accompanied each post.   Mike’s Daily Jukebox is now appearing on Page 1 of many Google searches and many of my posts are now hyper-linked by many popular music and entertainment blogs worldwide. Thank you for all of your support over the years!

“THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND” Andrew Gold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN3E9Yyd1HA

“ANNIVERSARY”   Tony Toni Tone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STC3I6SwLp4

Springsteen Mike's Daily JukeboxExclusive concert reviews, one of a kind Top 10 lists, rare songs that never appeared on a studio album, and a commitment to multiple music genres are essential attributes of MDJ. Each Tuesday for the past three years, you can find two of the biggest music videos debuting that week.    If you’re a fan of hard rock and metal, most Mondays have been dedicated to head bangers and classic rock.    Country, old school R&B, Alternative Rock, New Wave, Spanish music, Inspirational and Gospel, Blues, and even Tango music have all been featured on the site.   If you want to get lost for an hour or two, enter the name of one of your favorite artists in the search box and find some songs you may have known by your favorites!    Hope you’ve all enjoyed the website, love to hear some comments and requests for the upcoming year. Where else can you find Led Zeppelin, Kirk Franklin, Tony Toni Tone, and a 70’s pop gem all featured on one post!

“THANK YOU”   Led Zeppelin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1z4vkPWkLQ

“THANK YOU”   Kirk Franklin with Mary Mary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9HTXT7TPnI

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/best-worlds-jay-z-r-kelly-feud/"Best Of Both Worlds"?  Jay-Z & R. Kelly FeudIn 2004, I held tickets in hand for one of the biggest Rap/R&B collaboration tours of all-time titled “The Best Of Both Worlds”.  Who knew the epic soap opera that would follow before the concert date?  After R. Kelly joined Jay-Z for “Guilty Until Proven Innocent” on Jay’s CD “The Dynasty: Roc La Familia”, the two music superstars discovered they had some incredible chemistry in the studio.    When R. Kelly recorded his next CD, he asked Jay-Z to drop some verses on a highly successful remix of “Fiesta”.   Robert and Jay agreed to take things to the next level.  A major tour and a collaboration CD titled “Best Of Both Worlds” in support of the tour was recorded.  Expectations were outrageously high for what many insiders believed would be the biggest selling CD of the year!

“FIESTA REMIX” R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AzDWw40oDs

After leaking early to internet pirates, the duo rushed out the release of  “Best Of Both Worlds”.  Unfortunately what sounded good on paper didn’t translate on the CD.    Despite debuting at #2 on the charts, the CD crashed and sales were actually much less than either of Jay-Z or R. Kelly’s most recent solo albums.    On stage, the two alpha males couldn’t handle sharing the spotlight.   At times their disagreements almost led to fist fights backstage and both entourages treated the others as rivals not tour mates.  Then on Halloween night, 2004, R. Kelly reportedly demonstrated some “erratic behavior” at the show and was pepper sprayed by one of Jay-Z’s crew members.  He ended up in the hospital that night.   This was the straw that broke the camel’s back, the tour was paused as Robert was kicked off for “unprofessional behavior”.   He proceeded to sue the tour promoter for a $90 millon dollar breach of contract.

“STREETS” Jay-Z and R. Kelly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge-svhzvsrk
So whatever happened to those concert tickets?    Jay-Z didn’t want to disappoint the fans who bought tickets to the epic show.   To appease the fans, Jay offered an all-star roster to replace R. Kelly at the show.   The night lineup was titled “Jay-Z and Friends”   Some of Def Jam’s biggest artists appeared with Jay onstage in Tampa, Florida at the then-named St Pete Times Forum that night.    P. Diddy, Method Man, Freeway, and the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, came to the rescue and turned the concert into a special one of a kind performance that everyone in attendance will never forget.

“SONG CRY” Jay-Z with Mary J. Blige
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDIpv8kaQcc

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"Best Of Both Worlds"? Jay-Z & R. Kelly Feud

In 2004Best of Both Worlds Jay-Z, I held tickets in hand for one of the biggest Rap/R&B collaboration tours of all-time titled “The Best Of Both Worlds”.  Who knew the epic soap opera that would follow before the concert date?  After R. Kelly joined Jay-Z for “Guilty Until Proven Innocent” on Jay’s CD “The Dynasty: Roc La Familia”, the two music superstars discovered they had some incredible chemistry in the studio.    When R. Kelly recorded his next CD, he asked Jay-Z to drop some verses on a highly successful remix of “Fiesta”.   Robert and Jay agreed to take things to the next level.  A major tour and a collaboration CD titled “Best Of Both Worlds” in support of the tour was recorded.  Expectations were outrageously high for what many insiders believed would be the biggest selling CD of the year!

“FIESTA REMIX” R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AzDWw40oDs

jay-z_r-kellyAfter leaking early to internet pirates, the duo rushed out the release of  “Best Of Both Worlds”.  Unfortunately what sounded good on paper didn’t translate on the CD.    Despite debuting at #2 on the charts, the CD crashed and sales were actually much less than either of Jay-Z or R. Kelly’s most recent solo albums.    On stage, the two alpha males couldn’t handle sharing the spotlight.   At times their disagreements almost led to fist fights backstage and both entourages treated the others as rivals not tour mates.  Then on Halloween night, 2004, R. Kelly reportedly demonstrated some “erratic behavior” at the show and was pepper sprayed by one of Jay-Z’s crew members.  He ended up in the hospital that night.   This was the straw that broke the camel’s back, the tour was paused as Robert was kicked off for “unprofessional behavior”.   He proceeded to sue the tour promoter for a $90 millon dollar breach of contract.

“STREETS” Jay-Z and R. Kelly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge-svhzvsrk

Jay-Z mary j bligeSo whatever happened to those concert tickets?    Jay-Z didn’t want to disappoint the fans who bought tickets to the epic show.   To appease the fans, Jay offered an all-star roster to replace R. Kelly at the show.   The night lineup was titled “Jay-Z and Friends”   Some of Def Jam’s biggest artists appeared with Jay onstage in Tampa, Florida at the then-named St Pete Times Forum that night.    P. Diddy, Method Man, Freeway, and the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, came to the rescue and turned the concert into a special one of a kind performance that everyone in attendance will never forget.

“SONG CRY” Jay-Z with Mary J. Blige

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDIpv8kaQcc

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/lionel-richie-goes-back-tuskegee/Lionel Richie Goes Back To TuskegeeA beautifully written song coming from the heart will stand the test of time. For over forty years, Lionel Richie has written an endless stream of the most beautiful love songs ever. Earlier this year, I reviewed Lionel’s “All Night Long” career retrospective concert where it was nothing but huge hit one after another. When you’ve got a catalog of classics that big, you can’t play them all in one night. So Lionel got creative and released a greatest hits collection last year reinterpreted with many of country music’s biggest superstars. Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, and even Willie Nelson (Easy) all inject new life into these cherished songs.

Lionel Richie singing country music? Deep down, Lionel is a good ole’ Southern boy growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama. His deep Southern roots and wholesome family values influenced many of his greatest love songs. You may remember Kenny Roger’s #1 hit, “Lady” was written by Lionel and worked perfectly as a country music crossover hit. On the Tuskegee CD, Lionel said, “”Growing up with country, R&B, gospel, and classical music from my grandmother and pop, Tuskegee was the perfect melting pot for my influences as a writer,” he says, “and the title, Tuskegee, is a validation of my growing up there–the place I call home.”
Here’s a compilation of four of the best Tuskegee duets:
“HELLO” with Jennifer Nettles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLFQGRNedTw
“JUST FOR YOU” with Billy Currington
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV2U-moVYYM
“DEEP RIVER WOMAN” with Little Big Town
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE1cqMkuD-c
“MY LOVE” with Kenny Chesney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZLTnWaLxVY

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Lionel Richie Goes Back To Tuskegee

Lionel Richie Shania TwainA beautifully written song coming from the heart will stand the test of time. For over forty years, Lionel Richie has written an endless stream of the most beautiful love songs ever. Earlier this year, I reviewed Lionel’s “All Night Long” career retrospective concert where it was nothing but huge hit one after another. When you’ve got a catalog of classics that big, you can’t play them all in one night. So Lionel got creative and released a greatest hits collection last year reinterpreted with many of country music’s biggest superstars. Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, and even Willie Nelson (Easy) all inject new life into these cherished songs.

Lionel Richie Blake SheltonLionel Richie singing country music? Deep down, Lionel is a good ole’ Southern boy growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama. His deep Southern roots and wholesome family values influenced many of his greatest love songs. You may remember Kenny Roger’s #1 hit, “Lady” was written by Lionel and worked perfectly as a country music crossover hit. On the Tuskegee CD, Lionel said, “”Growing up with country, R&B, gospel, and classical music from my grandmother and pop, Tuskegee was the perfect melting pot for my influences as a writer,” he says, “and the title, Tuskegee, is a validation of my growing up there–the place I call home.”

Here’s a compilation of four of the best Tuskegee duets:

“HELLO” with Jennifer Nettles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLFQGRNedTw

“JUST FOR YOU” with Billy Currington

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV2U-moVYYM

“DEEP RIVER WOMAN” with Little Big Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE1cqMkuD-c

“MY LOVE” with Kenny Chesney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZLTnWaLxVY

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/gerard-way-chemical-romance-goes-solo/Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance Goes Solo“NO SHOWS”   GERARD WAY
My Chemical Romance fans hoping that a solo record by lead singer, Gerard Way, would bring back the magic and sound of “Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge” will be in for a huge surprise.  The lead single “No Shows” from “Hesisant Alien”, his first solo effort is buried in feedback, distortion, and more of a nod to the 80’s New Wave sound than any of MCR’s releases.    Even the CD cover reminds you of 80’s-era David Bowie.  Hardcore fans will probably hate it, but Gerard is allowed to branch out and try some new music.    Inspired by the music he loves, the new CD crosses the gamut of music genres and will keep you guessing with some of the experimental musical choices Gerard made here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsDSIEq7O08
“MANY RIVERS TO CROSS” BRYAN ADAMS
Oh no, Rod Stewart is out to destroy classic rock again. Rod’s huge success with his “Great American Songbook” collection of covers of easy listening favorites has inspired countless artists to follow suit. This week alone, Annie Lennox, Bette Midler, and Bryan Adams have all released cover CD’s. Bryan’s album, “Tracks Of My Tears” isn’t a collection of great rock interpretations but rather mired with some soft-rock dreck including 60’s songs like “Sunny”, “Never My Love”, and a brutal version of “God Only Knows”. There are few highlights on the CD that really shine. Check out a rocking version of The Manhattans R&B gem “Kiss and Say Goodbye”, The Beatles “Anytime At All”, Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers To Cross”, and a paint-by-numbers “Down On The Corner” by CCR will all satisfy Bryan’s longtime fans. A new song “She Knows Me” is the lone original added to the new CD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETveSevJ99g

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Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance Goes Solo

“NO SHOWS”   GERARD WAY

Gerard Way 2014My Chemical Romance fans hoping that a solo record by lead singer, Gerard Way, would bring back the magic and sound of “Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge” will be in for a huge surprise.  The lead single “No Shows” from “Hesisant Alien”, his first solo effort is buried in feedback, distortion, and more of a nod to the 80’s New Wave sound than any of MCR’s releases.    Even the CD cover reminds you of 80’s-era David Bowie.  Hardcore fans will probably hate it, but Gerard is allowed to branch out and try some new music.    Inspired by the music he loves, the new CD crosses the gamut of music genres and will keep you guessing with some of the experimental musical choices Gerard made here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsDSIEq7O08

“MANY RIVERS TO CROSS” BRYAN ADAMS

bryan_adams_track_of_my_yearsOh no, Rod Stewart is out to destroy classic rock again. Rod’s huge success with his “Great American Songbook” collection of covers of easy listening favorites has inspired countless artists to follow suit. This week alone, Annie Lennox, Bette Midler, and Bryan Adams have all released cover CD’s. Bryan’s album, “Tracks Of My Tears” isn’t a collection of great rock interpretations but rather mired with some soft-rock dreck including 60’s songs like “Sunny”, “Never My Love”, and a brutal version of “God Only Knows”. There are few highlights on the CD that really shine. Check out a rocking version of The Manhattans R&B gem “Kiss and Say Goodbye”, The Beatles “Anytime At All”, Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers To Cross”, and a paint-by-numbers “Down On The Corner” by CCR will all satisfy Bryan’s longtime fans. A new song “She Knows Me” is the lone original added to the new CD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETveSevJ99g

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/nothing-permanent-castles-made-sand-hendrix/Nothing Is Permanent:  Castles Made Of Sand (Hendrix)“Time Waits For No One and it won’t wait for me” – Mick Jagger
Almost all of our life decisions are built on probability.   Will you get the job?   Will she say ‘Yes’?   How long will you live?  Are you making the right decision at this moment?  The only thing certain about tomorrow is that you can’t predict with 100% confidence what surprises the day will bring.  Sometimes unexpected joy and happiness comes out of the blue.  Other times, you can’t catch a break.  Jimi Hendrix’ poetry in “Castles Made of Sand” describes putting your trust is false dreams, holding out hope when there exists a shaky foundation to build upon.    Even the greatest dreams with the best of intentions don’t always happen.    We can’t prepare for the ever present tide of changes headed our way, what we can do is accept these challenges and learn from these life-altering events.   “CASTLES MADE OF SAND” Jimi Hendrix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTNLz1Hf-cM
“TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE” Rolling Stones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC0Qt1lvLq8

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Nothing Is Permanent: Castles Made Of Sand (Hendrix)

“Time Waits For No One and it won’t wait for me”Sand Castles Jimi Hendrix – Mick Jagger

Almost all of our life decisions are built on probability.   Will you get the job?   Will she say ‘Yes’?   How long will you live?  Are you making the right decision at this moment?  The only thing certain about tomorrow is that you can’t predict with 100% confidence what surprises the day will bring.  Sometimes unexpected joy and happiness comes out of the blue.  Other times, you can’t catch a break.  Jimi Hendrix’ poetry in “Castles Made of Sand” describes putting your trust is false dreams, holding out hope when there exists a shaky foundation to build upon.    Even the greatest dreams with the best of intentions don’t always happen.    We can’t prepare for the ever present tide of changes headed our way, what we can do is accept these challenges and learn from these life-altering events.

 
“CASTLES MADE OF SAND” Jimi Hendrix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTNLz1Hf-cM

“TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE” Rolling Stones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC0Qt1lvLq8

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/disco-inferno-trampps-50-cent-tina-turner/Disco Inferno:  The Trampps, 50 Cent, Tina TurnerIn Season 3 of ABC’s hit Scandal, Kerry Washington is seen walking dramatically in her signature white jacket and matching fedora to the sounds of a familiar 70’s disco favorite, “Disco Inferno”.  Remember this iconic image of 70’s cinema, that same song being heard as John Travolta (Tony Manero) in his white suit dances under the strobe lights.   The dancefloor is so hot, it might ignite!   Originally inspired by a scene in the 70’s disaster film “The Towering Inferno” where a discotheque goes up in a firestorm, “Disco Inferno” has become of the most played records from the era.    Not only a #1 hit for The Trammps, the song has been featured on The Simpsons, Glee!, Grand Theft Auto IV, Everybody Loves Ray, even Shrek 2 and Donnie Brasco.
“DISCO INFERNO” The Trammps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_sY2rjxq6M
Many have never heard two of music biggest superstars from the 80’s, Tina Turner and Cyndi Lauper’s versions of “Disco Inferno”.   Tina added the song to her setlist just prior to her breakthrough with the Private Dancer Tour.   Cyndi recorded a version for the soundtrack to “A Night At The Roxbury” with Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan.   Someone online merged both covers into one glorious mashup, it sounds like they were in the studio together recording this one.

 
“DISCO INFERNO” Tina Turner & Cyndi Lauper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJah7HlswyU
Rapper 50 Cent released “Disco Inferno” in 2004 to kick off his CD, “The Massacre”.   The song went to #3 on the charts and was nominated for a Grammy (he lost to Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”).     What’s so curious is that 50 Cent’s version doesn’t sample or make any reference to the disco classic?    It’s the same title but bares no resemblance.   Everyone knows the original so why cop that memorable song title?    50’s explicit music video underscores the innocence of the 70’s disco hit but the his version of “Disco Inferno” remains one of Curtis Jackson’s most requested singles.“DISCO INFERNO” 50 CENT (NSFW)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNqYWkiBHHw
In the

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/disco-inferno-trampps-50-cent-tina-turner/

Disco Inferno: The Trampps, 50 Cent, Tina Turner

Olivia Pope white fedoraIn Season 3 of ABC’s hit Scandal, Kerry Washington is seen walking dramatically in her signature white jacket and matching fedora to the sounds of a familiar 70’s disco favorite, “Disco Inferno”.  Remember this iconic image of 70’s cinema, that same song being heard as John Travolta (Tony Manero) in his white suit dances under the strobe lights.   The dancefloor is so hot, it might ignite!   Originally inspired by a scene in the 70’s disaster film “The Towering Inferno” where a discotheque goes up in a firestorm, “Disco Inferno” has become of the most played records from the era.    Not only a #1 hit for The Trammps, the song has been featured on The Simpsons, Glee!, Grand Theft Auto IV, Everybody Loves Ray, even Shrek 2 and Donnie Brasco.

“DISCO INFERNO” The Trammps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_sY2rjxq6M

A Night At the RoxburyMany have never heard two of music biggest superstars from the 80’s, Tina Turner and Cyndi Lauper’s versions of “Disco Inferno”.   Tina added the song to her setlist just prior to her breakthrough with the Private Dancer Tour.   Cyndi recorded a version for the soundtrack to “A Night At The Roxbury” with Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan.   Someone online merged both covers into one glorious mashup, it sounds like they were in the studio together recording this one.

 

“DISCO INFERNO” Tina Turner & Cyndi Lauper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJah7HlswyU

50 Cent The Massacre Special EditionRapper 50 Cent released “Disco Inferno” in 2004 to kick off his CD, “The Massacre”.   The song went to #3 on the charts and was nominated for a Grammy (he lost to Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”).     What’s so curious is that 50 Cent’s version doesn’t sample or make any reference to the disco classic?    It’s the same title but bares no resemblance.   Everyone knows the original so why cop that memorable song title?    50’s explicit music video underscores the innocence of the 70’s disco hit but the his version of “Disco Inferno” remains one of Curtis Jackson’s most requested singles.
“DISCO INFERNO” 50 CENT (NSFW)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNqYWkiBHHw

In the

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/touch-breast-cancer-awareness/"I Touch Myself" for Breast Cancer AwarenessChrissy Amphlett is not a household name, but everyone can sing-a-long to her #1 smash “I Touch Myself”.    The lead singer of the 90’s Australian dance band, The Divinyls, pushed the limits of female sexuality over twenty years with the racy hit song.    A little over a year ago, Chrissy was diagnosed with breast cancer.    After losing her battle, she wanted other women to be more aware of the danger and knowledgeable about self-examination.    Teaming up with ten Australian female singers including Olivia Newton-John and Connie Mitchell, Chrissy slows down the tempo but amps up the vulnerability with a brand new version of  “I Touch Myself”.   The once-sexy lyrics now become a beautiful anthem of strength and determination. Learn more about the cause and the music video at the Breast Cancer Site.  
 “The best protection is early detection”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeaO2BrrIf8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv-34w8kGPM

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"I Touch Myself" for Breast Cancer Awareness

The Divinyls I Touch MyselfChrissy Amphlett is not a household name, but everyone can sing-a-long to her #1 smash “I Touch Myself”.    The lead singer of the 90’s Australian dance band, The Divinyls, pushed the limits of female sexuality over twenty years with the racy hit song.    A little over a year ago, Chrissy was diagnosed with breast cancer.    After losing her battle, she wanted other women to be more aware of the danger and knowledgeable about self-examination.    Teaming up with ten Australian female singers including Olivia Newton-John and Connie Mitchell, Chrissy slows down the tempo but amps up the vulnerability with a brand new version of  “I Touch Myself”.   The once-sexy lyrics now become a beautiful anthem of strength and determination. Learn more about the cause and the music video at the Breast Cancer Site.

“The best protection is early detection”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeaO2BrrIf8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv-34w8kGPM