DAVE GROHL Featured In Documentary On TOWER RECORDS


According to The Pulse Of Radio is interviewed in a new documentary called “All Things Must Pass”, which chronicles the history of the legendary music store chain Tower Records. Director Colin Hanks told Billboard.com why Grohl’s appearance was a good fit for the movie, explaining, “Dave Grohl knocked off two things: he works in the store before he is famous and he also gave us a great bit about his haircut, so that works with our bit on the dress codes at the time.”

Grohl worked in the Washington D.C.-area Tower store when he was around 19, telling The Pulse Of Radio in the past that he wanted to work there partially because you could get hired even if “you had a really funky haircut.”

Another famous rock musician who worked for Tower — in their video department — was Slash. “I worked at Tower Video, but that was before GUNS N’ ROSES started,” he said. “I’d gotten busted stealing records at Tower Records and it’s so funny because I became a manager at Tower Video. They just never remembered that I was that guy with the armful of cassettes and records that they caught me stealing.”

Hanks began working on the film in 2008, but struggled to find money for it until a 2011 Kickstarter campaign raised $98,000.

The film focuses on Tower founder Russ Solomon, who launched the first Tower store in Sacramento, California in 1960. The outlet later expanded to San Francisco, Los Angeles and locations all over the world, before eventually going bankrupt in 2006.

Others featured in the documentary include Elton John and record industry executives David Geffen and Jim Urie, as well as Solomon and members of the Tower staff.

“All Things Must Pass” premiered this week at the South By Southwest music, film and tech conference in Austin, and is seeking distribution.

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS

 

Bryan Adams FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 7/25, 8 PM, on sale Sat 3/21, noon.

Adolescents, Weirdos Reggie’s Rock Club, 6/18, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/20, 11 AM.

Beach Boys, Kool & the Gang Montrose Beach, 6/26, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/20, 10 AM.

Beenie Man the Shrine, 5/31, 10 PM.

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil Constellation, 5/9, 8:30 PM.

Yasiin Bey Metro, 5/1, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/20, noon.

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club Abbey Pub, 5/16, 9:30 PM.

Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 8/1, 7 PM, on sale Sat 3/21, 10 AM.

Copyrights Beat Kitchen, 5/10, 8 PM.

Dance Gavin Dance Bottom Lounge, 5/5, 5 PM, all-ages.

Rajiv Dhall, Andrew Bazzi, Tanner Patrick Subterranean, 4/17, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

Falling in Reverse House of Blues, 5/29, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/20, 10 AM.

Griffin House City Winery, 6/5, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/19, noon.

Iron Chic Fizz Bar & Grill, 5/9, 6 PM.

Stephen Kellogg Hideout, 5/21, 9 PM.

Lady Saw the Shrine, 3/29, 10 PM.

Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel Reggie’s Rock Club, 6/4, 7 PM.

Gary Louris City Winery, 5/15, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/19, noon.

Shelby Lynne City Winery, 5/26-27, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/19, noon.

Laura Marling Lincoln Hall, 7/29, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/20, noon.

Edwin McCain City Winery, 5/19, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/19, noon.

Melt Banana, Torche Empty Bottle, 7/14, 9 PM, on sale Thu 3/19, 10 AM.

Mystikal Reggie’s Rock Club, 4/16, 8 PM.

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Pixies FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 6/10, 7:45 PM, on sale Mon 3/23, 10 AM.

Puddles Pity Party Mayne Stage, 5/8, 7 and 9 PM.

Reverend Horton Heat, Adicts Metro, 9/22, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/20, noon.

Eric Roberson City Winery, 7/15-16, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/19, noon.

Kevin Seconds Cobra Lounge, 5/17, 8 PM.

Shabazz Palaces the Shrine, 6/7, 9:30 PM.

Shonen Knife, CJ Ramone Bottom Lounge, 6/7, 8 PM.

Skream The Mid, 4/17, 10 PM.

Patti Smith Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4/2-4, 8 PM, all-ages.

Lindsey Stirling Chicago Theatre, 6/5, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 3/20, 10 AM.

Surfer Blood Lincoln Hall, 5/22, 10 PM, on sale Fri 3/20, noon.

Tame Impala Riviera Theatre, 5/15, 8 PM, all-ages, sold out.

Those Darlins Hideout, 4/23, 9 PM.

311 Aragon Ballroom, 7/11, 8 PM.

Tobacco Empty Bottle, 5/29, 9 PM.

Too Short the Shrine, 4/16, 10 PM.

Toys That Kill Fizz Bar & Grill, 6/14, 8 PM.

UB40 Concord Music Hall, 9/19, 8 PM.

Upset, Colleen Green Beat Kitchen, 4/13, 8:30 PM.

Butch Walker the Vic, 5/24, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/20, 10 AM.

Willie Watson Schubas, 5/19, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/20, noon.

Yelawolf Metro, 5/19, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/20, 10 AM.

UPDATED LISTINGS

Awolnation House of Blues, 7/23-24, 6 PM, all-ages, second show added.

Steel Wheels City Winery, 8/14, 8 PM, all-ages, rescheduled from 5/10.

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Awolnation House of Blues, 7/23, 6 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

Bacon Brothers City Winery, 7/6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/12, noon.

Black Mountain Empty Bottle, 5/30, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

Body Language Beat Kitchen, 5/19, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, 11 AM.

Crystal Bowersox SPACE, Evanston, 4/21, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires Subterranean, 7/23, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Lincoln Hall, 7/27, 10 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, noon.

Covenant Abbey Pub, 4/11, 7:30 PM.

Danielle Nicole Band House of Blues, 5/15, 10 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

DMA’s Schubas, 5/28, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, noon.

Early November Bottom Lounge, 5/22, 6 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

Jacco Gardner, Calvin Love Beat Kitchen, 6/20, 10:30 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

Giving Tree Band City Winery, 5/2, 11 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/12, noon.

Griswolds Lincoln Hall, 6/25, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, noon.

Haunted Summer Empty Bottle, 5/26, 9 PM.

Dave Hause Fizz Bar & Grill, 4/19, 6 PM.

Johnny Hickman Schubas, 6/20, 7 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, noon.

Hop Along Subterranean, 6/5, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

Iguanas FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 6/13, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, 11 AM.

IM5 Bottom Lounge, 5/14, 5 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/12, noon.

Juanes Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, 8/15, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

Kid Ink Metro, 4/14, 7:30 PM, all-ages.

Jesse Marchant Schubas, 5/31, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, noon.

Melvins Double Door, 7/8, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

Ryan Montbleau Band City Winery, 6/17, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/12, noon.

Whitey Morgan, Cody Jinks Bottom Lounge, 5/9, 8 PM.

MXPX, Five Iron Frenzy Concord Music Hall, 5/8, 6 PM, all-ages.

My Morning Jacket Chicago Theatre, 6/9-11, 7:30 PM, on sale Sat 3/14, 10 AM.

Meg Myers, Wild Party Lincoln Hall, 5/21, 9 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/13, noon.

Negative Approach Reggie’s Rock Club, 4/4, 7 PM.

New Millennium Orchestra with Olga Bell Thalia Hall, 5/8, 7 PM.

Other Lives Metro, 5/22, 9 PM.

The Relationship Beat Kitchen, 4/26, 8 PM.

Rentals Bottom Lounge, 5/16, 8 PM, on sale Wed 3/11, 10 AM.

Andrew Ripp Schubas, 5/3, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/13, noon.

Joan Sebastian Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 5/3, 4 PM, on sale Mon 3/16, 11 AM.

Silver Apples, Holly Herndon Empty Bottle, 3/31, 8 PM.

Steve Smith & Vital Information NYC Edition Martyrs’, 6/7, 8 PM.

Tove Styrke Schubas, 5/13, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/13, noon.

Third Eye Blind, Dashboard Confessional FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 6/26, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 3/14, 10 AM.

Fred Thomas Empty Bottle, 5/19, 9 PM.

Tremonti Thalia Hall, 5/15, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

Shania Twain Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 7/29, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, 10 AM.

Jeff Tweedy the Vic, 5/15, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/13, noon.

Ryley Walker, Jim Becker Chopin Theatre, 3/30, 9 PM.

World Party City Winery, 5/28-30, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/12, noon.

UPDATED LISTINGS

Kurt Elling City Winery, 3/13, 8 PM; 4/12, 5 and 8 PM, all-ages, third show added

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Paul McCartney Revives 1969 Track for Johnny Depp Supergroup


SOURCE: Rolling Stone

Ever since word trickled out that Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry had formed some sort of band, information about that project — called the Hollywood Vampires — has been scant. “We’ve done a lot of recording together recently,” Cooper told Rolling Stone last year. But now, more details are starting to emerge, and these involve a full album, a likely fall tour and a cameo appearance by none other than Paul McCartney.

Spearheaded by Cooper, the Hollywood Vampires take their name from a boys-night-out drinking club at L.A.’s Rainbow Bar in the Seventies, a carousing band of rock brothers that included, at various times, Cooper, John Lennon, the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon and Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin. On his website, Cooper recently put out an open call for any Vampires-related memorabilia for a possible documentary he’d like to make about that era: “Where were you in the early 1970s? Los Angeles? The Sunset Strip?? You probably remember more than I do!” he wrote, adding that he’s in search of “photos, stories, artifacts and witnesses from this place in rock history.” Cooper set up a hashtag, #Hollywoodvampires, for people to submit any memories.

The new version of the Vampires, launched by Cooper and Depp, is more focused on music. Since last year, they’ve been laying down tracks in L.A. with a distinctive theme provided by producer Bob Ezrin. “The record is dedicated to all the friends we’ve lost to drugs and alcohol over the years and getting people to come in and cover the songs their friends wrote,” Perry says. And, according to Perry, who’s contributed to several tracks on the album, one of the friends who popped in was McCartney, who contributed a new version of “Come and Get It,” the hit he wrote and produced for Badfinger.

A few years ago, McCartney briefly revived the song onstage with his band, but he’s rarely sung or played it since 1969. But according to Perry, little prep was necessary for the Vampires session. Showing up at the studio with his regular drummer, Abe Laboriel Jr., McCartney had not only already picked out the song — a tribute to Badfinger members Pete Ham and Tom Evans, who each committed suicide — but was ready to go. “I was joking with him and said, ‘You probably wrote this in 20 minutes,’” says Perry, who had met but never worked with McCartney before. “And he said, ‘Actually, I was in bed sleeping and I knew they needed a song for this band we signed, and I went downstairs and played it on the piano and then went to Abbey Road an hour before the rest of the [Beatles], played all the instruments, made the demo and gave [Badfinger, then called the Iveys] the song.’”

As Perry and the others watched, McCartney effortlessly revived his 46-year-old tune. “He knew all the chords, the lyrics, everything,” Perry says. “He didn’t have any cheat sheets. It was like he’d been playing it his whole life. Me and Alice and Johnny were standing there and looking at each other and I tell you — if there’s any ego-lever in a room, it’s Paul. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done. If Paul’s in the room, he’s there. It was hard to focus on playing.” Cooper and McCartney wound up sharing the lead vocals on the song, Perry says.

As of now, the Hollywood Vampires have only one scheduled show on their calendar — an appearance at Rock in Rio in late September. But Perry says a tour that month is in the works and that he’s looking forward to playing onstage with Depp. “Johnny’s a great guitarist,” he says. “The times I’ve spent with him, I’ve always been impressed. To go out and tour with him is going to be a lot of fun. Everybody’s really charged about it.”

 

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The Ultimate Marvel Marathon is Coming to Theaters Tickets now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron (get your tickets by clicking here: www.comingsoon.net/movie/avengers-age-of-ultron-2015#/slide/1 ), but to make things just a bit more interesting, AMC Theaters, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark, Megaplex, Harkins and National Amusements theaters are planning “The Ultimate Marvel Marathon” featuring every single Marvel Studios film. Spanning over 27 hours, the event will begin on April 29 with Iron Man and conclude April 30 with Avengers: Age of Ultron. The schedule for AMC theaters will go as follows:

6:00pm IRON MAN

8:25pm THE INCREDIBLE HULK

10:35pm IRON MAN 2

1:00am THOR

3:10am CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

5:30am THE AVENGERS

8:48am IRON MAN 3

11:15am THOR: THE DARK WORLD

1:45pm CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

4:20pm GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

7:00pm AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (RealD® 3D)

Chains will also be doing an “Avengers” double feature of 2012’s The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron as well. You can get your tickets for the event at AMC, Regal, and Cinemark, each featuring their own perks, by clicking the respective theater.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Starring stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Thomas Kretschmann, Paul Bettany and Stellan Skarsgard, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS

 



AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Metro, 3/17, 8:30 PM.

AMERICAN AQUARIUM FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 5/23, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, 11 AM.

. . . AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD Thalia Hall, 4/27, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM

MARK BATTLES Double Door, 4/19, 7:30 PM, all-ages.

BIG BUSINESS Beat Kitchen, 4/14, 9 PM.

BOB ENGLISH Empty Bottle, 5/6, 9 PM.

BOWLING FOR SOUP Bottom Lounge, 6/23, 7 PM, on sale Sat 3/6, 10 AM.

BREAK OF REALITY Mayne Stage, 4/9, 8 PM.

BUILT TO SPILL Metro, 5/30, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, noon.

CHAM, WAYNE MARSHALL, CHRISTOPHER ELLIS Double Door, 4/15, 8 PM.

CHEVERE FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 5/30, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, 11 AM.

DEAR HUNTER Bottom Lounge, 5/15, 7 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, 11 AM.

DIRECT HIT! Beat Kitchen, 5/14, 8:30 PM.

DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS City Winery, 6/28, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/5, noon.

EARL SWEATSHIRT Concord Music Hall, 3/29, 5:30 PM, all-ages.

FACE TO FACE Bottom Lounge, 4/2-4, 7:30 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

MELISSA FERRICK SPACE, Evanston, 6/5, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM.

BEN FOLDS & YMUSIC Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5/15, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/6, 11 AM.

BEN FOLDS & YMUSIC Park West, 5/16, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, 11 AM.

FORT FRANCES Lincoln Hall, 5/8, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, noon.

JUSTIN FURSTENFELD SPACE, Evanston, 6/25, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM.

H2O Subterranean, 4/2, 9 PM.

HEARTSFIELD FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 5/9, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, 11 AM.

HIATUS KAIYOTE Double Door, 5/11, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, noon.

JUDAS PRIEST, SAXON Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, 5/21, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM.

KIASMOS, BEACON Empty Bottle, 5/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM.

KINKY Double Door, 5/20, 7 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM.

EMILY KINNEY Schubas, 5/17, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, noon.

LAKE STREET DIVE Thalia Hall, 5/30-31, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/5, 2 PM.

SONNY LANDRETH FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 6/5-6, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, 11 AM.

GEDEON LUKE & THE PEOPLE Schubas, 6/24, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, noon.

MADONNA United Center, 9/28, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Mon 3/9, 10 AM.

MAGIC BEANS Subterranean, 4/17, 9 PM.

JANIVA MAGNESS & DOUG MACLEOD SPACE, Evanston, 6/12, 9 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM.

MARILYN CRISPELL Constellation, 4/25, 8:30 PM.

CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT SPACE, Evanston, 6/21, 5 and 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM.

MINDSCAR Cobra Lounge, 4/28, 9 PM.

MIVOS QUARTET Constellation, 4/5, 8:30 PM.

MR. GNOME Subterranean, 5/15, 8:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM.

MURDER JUNKIES Reggie’s Rock Club, 6/7, 7:30 PM.

NATURAL CHILD, FAUX FEROCIOUS Empty Bottle, 5/2, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM.

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE LARGE UNIT Constellation, 6/25, 9:30 PM.

OH HONEY Beat Kitchen, 4/9, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH Subterranean, 4/23, 7:30 PM.

PLAIN WHITE T’S House of Blues, 4/8, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM.

ANA POPOVIC SPACE, Evanston, 6/28, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM

QUI Double Door, 4/2, 8:30 PM.

A.R. RAHMAN Auditorium Theatre, 5/31, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/6, 10 AM.

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE City Winery, 5/17, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/5, noon.

SEPULTURA Reggie’s Rock Club, 5/22, 7 PM.

STEEL WHEELS City Winery, 5/10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/5, noon

STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO, DAN POTTHAST Riviera Theatre, 5/17, 7 PM, all-ages.

SWITCHBACK Mayne Stage, 4/24, 9 PM

FRED THOMAS Empty Bottle, 5/19, 9 PM.

TWIZTID Concord Music Hall, 5/1, 5:30 PM, all-ages.

UPDATED LISTINGS

BLITZEN TRAPPER City Winery, 4/14, 7 and 11 PM, all-ages, early show sold out, late show added, on sale Thu 3/5, noon.

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