Friday, June 24, 2011

Jimi, Jackson & many more up for sale this weekend

Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premiere entertainment and celebrity auction house announces a two-day summer event representing the single most historic collection of music memorabilia ever to be offered to the public on Saturday, June 25, 2011 and Sunday, June 26, 2011

The most significant highlight of the sale is the Michael Jackson Red Thriller Jacket (estimate $200,000-$400,000). The iconic jacket was worn by the great Michael Jackson during the filming of the epic video Thriller which went on to become the top grossing single and the highest selling album of all time makes its debut on the auction block.

The black and red style of the jacket became so identifiable with Jackson’s groundbreaking extended short film video for the single that he continued to use jackets of the same design when performing the song “Thriller” for the duration of his career.

The jacket is a black and red calf leather jacket with “Marc Laurent Paris” label featuring silver buckle, red silk lining, trapunto stitched collar, snap front closure and signature winged shoulders. It is inscribed on the inside lining “To Bush and Dennis, All My Love, Michael Jackson.” The sleeve is also signed “Love Michael Jackson.” Among the most recognizable and famous garment of the 20th century, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” jacket sparked a 1980’s fashion craze like none other. (Estimate $200,000-$400,000).

In addition Jimi Hendrix once wrote “Here Comes the Sun” which was never professionally recorded. The unprecedented offering of two pages of handwritten lyrics and guitar instructions are accompanied by a recording of the song performed in Jimi’s New York apartment. (Estimate $25,000-30,000)

Other highlights include a John Entwistle signed bass guitar (estimate $1,000-1,500),
A broken guitar neck and smashed guitar stand which did not survive Kurt Cobain’s antics at a Nirvana concert (estimate $2,000-3,000),
Eric Clapton signed Blackie Fender guitar (estimate $1,000-1,500),
Janis Joplin signed contract rider (estimate $200-300),
MTV Moonman award for U2’s “With or Without You,” (estimate $2,000-3,000),
Madonna annotated sheet music (estimate $1,000-2,000),
Prince handwritten lyrics for “Electric Intercourse,” (estimate $400-600),
Steven Tyler signed harmonica (estimate $300-500),
Fleetwood Mac Platinum Record Awards (estimate $500-700),

Elvis Presley original TCB necklace (estimate $20,000-40,000)

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

New Plymouth's Singers Songwriters group 6th birthday

New Plymouth's Singers Songwriters group will celebrate its sixth birthday tonight night.

The group meets on the last Friday of each month at the New Plymouth Little Theatre.

Founder Anand Rose said he got the idea from a similar event he used to attend in Dublin and the group's aim was to encourage and nurture local musicians.

"It's to facilitate the growth of the Taranaki music scene," Mr Rose said. "Allowing musicians to improve, no matter what standard they are at."

Mr Rose said artists were limited to one song a night and there were up to 20 performances.

"There's a team of up to 10 people who make it possible."

He was looking forward to many more years with the group.

Newcomer David Calder said he was thrilled to be performing at the birthday bash. "It is a real privilege to be among these enthusiasts for acoustic and folk music in Taranaki," he said.

Doors open at 7pm tonight and the music will start about 8pm

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The 0800 Jukebox crew.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kiwi super group

You have to check this super group out live - details below

Jon Toogood (Shihad)
Shayne Carter (Straightjacket Fits/Dimmer)
Tiki Taane
Warren Maxwell (Trinity Roots/Little Bushman)
Anika Moa
Ladi 6
Julia Deans
Ruban & Kody Nielson (Mint Chicks)
Riki Gooch (Trinity Roots)
Gary Sullivan (JPSE/Dimmer)
Nick Roughan (Skeptics)
Redford Grenell (ex-Shapeshifter)
Steve Bremner

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The White Hart Hotel New Plymouth

Just looking through some of the statistics off the jukebox from the White Hart Hotel, and thought I would share some with you all.

Top ten most played songs from the jukebox:
  1. Rose Tattoo - Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw
  2. Prodigy - Fire Starter
  3. The Police - Roxanne
  4. Tool - Stinkfist
  5. Sublime - Santeria
  6. George Thorogood - 1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 Beer
  7. System Of A Down - B.Y.O.B.
  8. Alabama3 - Woke Up This Morning (Sopranos theme)
  9. Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
  10. Sticky Filth - Weep Woman Weep
Most played CD
  1. Bob Marley - Legend
  2. New Plymouth Rocks Hard
  3. Sticky Filth - Archives
  4. The Doors - Greatest Hits
  5. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Thanks to Terry and all the patrons of the White Hart Hotel

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Lady Gaga to learn Sign Language

Amy Sciarretto
Lady Gaga wants to communicate with all of her little monsters, including the ones who are deaf. Hollywood Gossip reports that the Mother Monster is planning to put her paws up — literally — and learn American Sign Language so that she can converse with her fans that are hard of hearing.

Gaga was reportedly inspired after watching YouTube clips of her deaf fans signing to her songs, once again proving that digital means are always a direct link to Gaga herself. You, too, can post a video of something related to, or celebrating, Gaga and there is a terrific chance that Gaga will actually see it — and it will inspire her!

A Gaga source said that once the ‘Born This Way’ singer masters sign language, she can respond in turn to the videos that are posted online. Gaga isn’t stopping there, and really, why would she? The singer reportedly plans to incorporate sign language into future concerts.

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Geekquilibrium - Dr. Awkward

With Jace’s Mortal Kombat music video about to hit the 20 million view mark, on one of the most popular hip-hop websites on the planet, it’s clear that Nerdcore is no longer an unknown genre.

In fact, there are a number of artists who continue to popularize the genre, all while making each song into their own. We’re taking the opportunity to give fans more insight into the world of Nerd music, in a way that only the artists themselves can reveal.

Dr. Awkward, a.k.a Doc Awk, is the Next Gen Hip Hop artist hailing from San Diego, California. His hits include “Geekquilibrium” and “Impostor” dating back to his first solo album, Next Gen, in 2009. He has shared bills with prominent Nerdcore rappers: MC Frontalot, MC Lars, and Mega Ran, to name a few.

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

Friday, June 3, 2011

More from Avalanche City in the USA

This time it's live on FOX

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

Kiwis flying high in the USA

Hip hop-turned-pop star Dane Rumble and Dave Baxter, brainchild behind and frontman of the folksy Avalanche City, were guests on the American network's show earlier this week. They starred in a segment called "Up-and-Coming Rock Stars from New Zealand".

The show is part of ABC News Now's 24-hour digital channel, which has more than 30 million US subscribers and an estimated international audience of 200 million through Twitter, web streaming and Facebook. Baxter was in the US promoting Avalanche City's debut album, Our New Life Above the Ground, which local record company Warners has already licensed in the US, UK, Japan, Germany, Sweden and France. The band's latest single Love Love Love is sitting at the top of the New Zealand charts.

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

West Coast School of Rock creating young stars

Young stars of the rock 'n roll future got their first chance to shine at a open mic night at New Plymouth West Coast School of Rock on Saturday.

ROCK ON: Martin Leith, 15, and 
his band the Midday Elders knew
how to the work the crowd.
Marking the end of Youth Week the gig attracted 15 acts and close to 100 fans and was successful enough that it is likely to be held again, said school founder Lisa Tahuaroa yesterday.

"The whole thing is finding for young people what their potential is and sending them there. It's about getting them out there to perform and produce the next generation of rock and roll stars," Mrs Tahuaroa said.

Along with her husband Rimu, the couple could well be responsible for turning New Plymouth from a town known for its gas and dairy industries into one known for its musicians.

Since starting the school of rock from their home five years ago, the business has grown to employ nine people and include a school for rocking toddlers.

Some of their former students came back to perform on Saturday. "We are all about giving them the independence to go off and be able to do what they want to do without us but they can come back any time. This is a family business. This is what we want to be doing, giving people one little step on the way to their dreams," Mrs Tahuaroa said.

Matt Rilkoff - Taranaki Daily News

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The 0800 Jukebox crew.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What Beatles song has been #1 3 times, but not by the Beatles?

Fun Fact #172
"With A Little Help From My Friend" was never released as a single by the Fab Four but still managed to reach number one in the UK three times. Firstly for Joe Cocker in 1968, then by Wet Wet Wet in 1988. Finally hitting the top spot for Sam and Mark in 2004. It has also been covered over 50 times including Bon Jovi and Barbra Streisand.

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The 0800 Jukebox crew.