Thursday, September 29, 2011

We're Comin' to Your Town...

… we'll help you party it down...Today in rock history, in 1973, Grand Funk Railroad hits #1 with “We're An American Band.” I know I've posted this vid before, but, gotta do it again, the drum part on this tune is so fun to do, and we can always use “more cowbell.” Thanks to, for the info, and keep on rockin'!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tangled Up In Blue

It's "Covers Tuesday" here at WHABHB (like it? I just started right now!), and let's turn to the afore-mentioned Dylan tune, covered here by my former band, Whiskey and Rebellion. Nicely done, if I do say so myself, check it out, and keep on rockin'!

PS - this one's for you, Mr. Who!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I hope I Die Before I Get Old…

… and his wish came true: On this date in rock history, in 1978, Keith Moon of the Who dies at the age of 32 of an overdose of the drug prescribed to control his alcoholism. A sidebar on the self-destructive behavior that led in part to Moon’s demise: On the 1973 Quadrophenia tour, at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, Moon took a large mixture of horse tranquillizers and brandy. He passed out during "Won't Get Fooled Again" and again in "Magic Bus". Townshend asked the audience, "Can anyone play the drums? – I mean somebody good". An audience member, Scot Halpin, filled in for the rest of the show. Geeze – I wish I would have been there – I would have given them what for! Ah Moonie, we hardly knew ya! See the whole story here, and thanks to and for the info, and keep on rockin’!