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"I was living in New York and a friend gave me Southern Rock Opera," explains Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn. "So I went to see the Truckers at Bowery Ballroom, and it was one of the top rock shows of my life. The first time is maybe always the best time when you see a band. I just couldn't take my eyes off them. They played all night and drank a ton of beer. It was just so cool."
No wonder the Drive-By Truckers' publicist quipped that they should be calling the band's tour with The Hold Steady the "Man Love Tour."
For a certain breed of rock fan—those who like their rock literate and loud—this tour is a wondrous fantasy, Hanukkah come early, OMFG. But for all the mutual man love going around, the two bands don't necessarily seem like a logical pairing—the No Depression cover boys and the Pitchfork darlings—yet they share some powerful similarities.
"They hit New York City November 6 and 7. 'I'm concerned about the mood of the shows the following days after Election Day,' admits Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn. 'Depending on how it goes, it could be a big celebration.'
Conversely, if Finn-favored Obama somehow loses what is currently a double-digit lead, Truckers frontman Patterson Hood, who shares Finn's political affiliation, predicts something much less jovial. 'It'll be an angry motherfucking show,' he says. 'I'll tell you that.'"
"Patterson Hood, the de facto leader of The Drive-By Truckers, is feeling good about making music again.
Such has not always been the case.
'This band has been going 12 years, and during that time I've been through just about every emotion a sane or insane man can think up, as well as going through a bunch of band members, brain cells and a round or two of wives and domiciles,' Hood said in his thick Southern drawl, the result of being born and raised in Alabama and coming of age in Athens, Ga.,"
Muscle Shoals Sound
Muscle Shoals Rhythm section inducted in hall of fame | TimesDaily.com | The Times Daily | Florence, AL
Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll" never sounded better than when the past met the future Tuesday during the Musicians Hall of Fame Awards Show.
Fresh off their induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame, members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section joined Kid Rock for a rousing rendition of the Seger classic, which is just one of many hits the group was a part of.
"It's pretty cool," bassist David Hood said.
While he appreciated the recognition, Hood said he was honored to be inducted alongside the likes of Booker T and the MGs, Buddy Holly's band, The Crickets and country music legend George Jones.
"These are some of my personal heroes," Hood said.
Oops. There goes Jimmy's fan base.
Jimmy Buffett To Sing For Obama:
"TAMPA, Fla. — The mayor of Margaritaville is jumping into this year's political fray.
Jimmy Buffett plans a free concert Sunday in Tampa to urge people to vote for Democrat Barack Obama for president. The 'Last Chance for Change' rally and concert is happening two days before the election at the outdoor Ford Amphitheatre."
Led Zeppelin May Tour - Without Robert Plant:
"LONDON — Led Zeppelin may yet reunite and tour _ and they'd consider doing it without Robert Plant.
John Paul Jones, the group's founding bassist, told the BBC that he and his fellow band members would consider looking for someone to replace their lead singer.
'We want to do it. It's sounding great and we want to get and get out there,' he told the British radio program in an interview broadcast Monday. 'It's got to be right. There's no point in just finding another Robert.'"
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