[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcFGrWjOX0E&w=500&h=305] Neil Peart, in between shows with his newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Rush, likes to take motorcycle rides to free his mind. A recent trip, however, turned into a nightmare.
Archive for December 15th, 2012
‘I didn’t see it coming’: Sudden dismissal from Journey still stings for former frontman Jeff Scott Soto
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwFvx49OU2o&w=500&h=305] Jeff Scott Soto says he’s finally gotten some closure on why he was suddenly axed as Journey frontman, though he’s still not ready to go into the reasons why.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1M5eEJeT38&w=500&h=305] In this excerpt from Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar, we join Wells at her big-bang moment: The night she auditioned for Berry Gordy, transforming herself instantly from aspiring performer to singing sensation.
Is the Harry Nilsson soundtrack to this children’s film, absent the script and Ringo Starr’s memorable narration, strong enough to stand on its own? Probably not. But as a gift of seldom-heard songs from a lost musical genius, it certainly delights.
On a day that had everyone from the president on down wiping away tears and parents hugging their kids extra long and hard, we’re reminded that great tragedies often collide with great beauty.