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Duitse tekenaar Reinhard Kleist verstript indringend portret van Johnny Cash ( In Dutch)
In Duitsland geldt Reinhard Kleist (39) als een van de belangrijkste striptekenaars van het moment. Dat dankt hij onder meer aan zijn stripbiografie van countryrebel Johnny Cash, die hem de Max und Moritzprijs voor 'de beste publicatie van 2008' opleverde. Het boek, oorspronkelijk uit 2006, verscheen zopas in het Nederlands.
Cash - I see a darkness dient zich aan als een graphic novel of literaire strip, een genre dat ook door
Art Spiegelman en Marjane Satrapi wordt beoefend. Kleists onopgesmukte tekenstijl, volledig in zwart-wit, past uitstekend bij de turbulente levenswandel van zijn hoofdfiguur.

De titel I see a darkness  ... continue reading

Added : 11/5/2009
Peggy Sue plans Scarborough diner in memory of friend Buddy Holly
We are trying to create a little bit of history.”

Since moving back to Lubbock Peggy Sue’s tireless efforts to keep Buddy’s music and memory alive helped lead to the development of the Buddy Holly Centre which draws thousands of fans from around the world.

Peggy Sue and Mr Agius are hoping the diner will have the same impact, attracting Buddy Holly fans from around the world to Scarborough.

- For reaction to Peggy Sue’s plans, and a chance to win a signed copy of her book read next week’s Scarborough Evening News.

- A video interview with Peggy Sue can be seen on SEN TV at www.scarborougheveningnews.co.uk

more info on : http://www.scarborougheveningnews.co.uk/news/peggy-sue-plans-scarborough-diner.5250949.jp?articlepage=2
Added : 11/5/2009
Patrick Ouchene Talks With EuroVisionary
Patrick Ouchene will represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song Copycat. He loves the style from the past, he loves making a hairstyle from the past, he has a special voice, so many people compare him with Elvis Presley. So what has he to say about it and his performance?

What does the Eurovision Song Contest mean to you?

Well, when I was a kid, I used to watch it with my familly. Then I lost interest in that, and for the last 6 months, I've discovered this world again. It is more aggressive than the 80's, more sex, more techno, more music.

What did you want to "say" with song Copycat?

It's  ... continue reading

Added : 11/5/2009
From The Slapbacks
Some of you already heard from our bad luck. We had a fatal car crash last Thursday on the way to one of our favourite bars in Munich. We were scheduled to play the 5th anniversary at the Peppermint Lounge. Sadly 20 miles before we reached the bar we slid over the whole highway with full speed and crashed into the roadside. Several rollovers later we hit a tree and landed on the roof. Luckily we all survived but sadly Mr. Watson got hurt really bad. He was brought into the hospital by helicopter due to his major injuries.

At the moment Mr. Watson is in Munich in hospital and has several surgeries 'cause his left shoulder and arm is heavily  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.slapbacks.net
Added : 8/5/2009
Changes in line up of Wayne "The Train" Hancock's band
There are some minor changes in the band of Wayne "The Train" Hancock recently.

James Hunnicutt is taking over as lead guitarist. James is singer/songwriter/musician & producer from Washington State and brings with him a vast knowledge of music experience and the band is thrilled he will be taking a seat in the van and hitting the road with them.

Also Bob Hoffnar is taking over as steel guitarist. Bob has worked with many artists and recently stepped in to help Wayne finish out the current tour. The chemistry on stage was strong enough that Bob decided to step in full time.

All that happened during one week, so lets  ... continue reading

Added : 6/5/2009
TRITON & CAFE RACER DAY AT ACE CAFE ( LONDON )
Sunday 28th June

Always a highlight on the cafe's calendar, this years Triton & Cafe Racer Day will again feature DJ The Rocketeer playing tracks from his unique collection of British Rock n' Roll, British Beat and Rock n' Roll classics from noon to 6pm.

With prizes being awarded at 5pm for the Best British, American, Japanese and European cafe racers, from the 'Ace', Lewis Leathers and, courtesy of the USA magazine, Cafe Racer, with the winners to be featured in future issues, the day is also to be filmed for USA TV for subsequent airing on the Discovery Channel.

Amongst the special guests invited to attend on this  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.ace-cafe-london.com
Added : 6/5/2009
BBC to broadcast Bono's tribute poem to Elvis
LONDON – The poetry doesn't rise to a Shakespearean level, but the sentiments in Bono's tribute to Elvis Presley seem heartfelt.

In an unusual performance, the U2 frontman — a pal of presidents — reads an original poem honoring America's original rocker as part of the BBC's poetry season.

"Elvis woke up my heart," Bono says near the end of the work, which celebrates Presley's small-town Mississippi roots and global influence. It will be broadcast May 13 on BBC Radio 4 after more than a decade of sitting on a shelf waiting for a producer to give it a proper treatment.

The singer, best known for his humanitarian efforts,  ... continue reading

Added : 6/5/2009
Tenn. road named after rocker Jerry Lee Lewis
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jerry Lee Lewis, the piano-pounding rock 'n' roller known as "The Killer," has been honored by Tennessee lawmakers who voted to name a stretch of road in his honor.

A proposal unanimously approved Monday evening by the House designates a stretch of Getwell Road in Shelby County as the Jerry Lee Lewis Highway. The section runs from the Mississippi state line to Interstate 240.

Lewis, well-known for his hit "Great Balls of Fire," said "it's not every day you get a street named after you. It's a great honor."

A companion bill unanimously passed the Senate earlier this month and now goes to Gov. Phil  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/27/ar2009042703011.html?referrer=emailarticle
Added : 4/5/2009
Hank III @ Pukkelpop
Yep, the news has been released that Hank III and Assjack will be playing at Pukkelpop , held on august 20, 21 & 22.
Ticket for a day cost € 75 !!!!!!



more info on : http://www.pukkelpop.be
Added : 3/5/2009
Vern Gosdin RIP
Vern GosdinSinger-songwriter Vern Gosdin, who achieved mainstream country success in the '80s with hits such as "Set 'Em Up Joe" and "Chiseled in Stone," died late Tuesday (April 28) at a Nashville hospital at age 74. Gosdin, who was often referred to as "the Voice," reportedly suffered a stroke several weeks ago.

Born in Woodland, Ala., he had already achieved success with his brother, Rex, as the Gosdin Brothers before launching his solo career. As a teenager, his family hosted The Gosdin Family Gospel Show on a radio station in Birmingham, Ala. Vern and Rex Gosdin moved to the Los Angeles area in 1961 and began performing in a bluegrass  ... continue reading

Added : 3/5/2009
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