Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Peter Frampton has played guitar since the age of 11. Back in those days, he would practice in his school cafeteria alongside a classmate who also shared an interest in music, David Bowie. While both of these men would go their separate ways at early ages, they would come back together and tour in the mid 80's. Decades before this twist of irony, Frampton was creating his own unique style while playing with the band Humble Pie. He called it a blend of jazzy lyrics over a rockin' blues based band, everyone else just said they liked it. This was quite a change for the teenybopper Frampton who was named "Face of 1968" by the UK press. Frampton would put out five albums with Humble Pie before striking out on his own. It was then that Frampton enjoyed monstrous success with his double live album Frampton Comes Alive, which featured songs such as "Show Me the Way," and "Baby I Love Your Way." It also earned Rolling Stones "Artist of the Year," in '79. His popularity continues to grow today with more live and studio albums, along with sold out concert tours that included everything from huge venues to small, intimate locations. These days, not only does he have his own signature Peter Frampton Les Paul Guitar series, he's released an anthology album, as well as a brand new project Thank You Mr. Churchillwhich he worked on with his son Julian Frampton. Peter was recently reunited with what he thought was a long lost Gibson guitar. Read the story. Frampton on Facebook
Is that John Madden, Dr. Phil, Charles Barkley, Robin Williams, Al Pacino, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in the studio at the same time? No, it's just comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo, but we can see where you'd be fooled. Caliendo was the star of the TBS show, "Frank TV," has appeared on a number of late night programs, had his own Vegas show for many years, and is the new comedic component of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown. Follow Frank on facebook and twitter.
Don't Panic, It's Very Emergency
When most bands cover a song, it’s because they enjoy the original version. In the case of Very Emergency, the artist they were covering liked their version so much that he asked them to come to his house to record the track, with him playing on it. And know you know the rest of the story of how legendary rocker Peter Frampton joined forces with the up and coming band from Lexington, KY. Very Emergency bridges the gap between the “indie” and “radio friendly,” with a sound so eclectic they’re getting noticed by both fans and people inside the industry. Their new CD The Getaway is available now on iTunes.
It's time for another exciting episode of the best joke filled, news feature hosted by a stand-up comedian named Bob Zany, The Zany Report. But the Report isn't the only thing you'll get when Bob calls in, we'll also find out where he's playing next, Bing Crosby will tell a joke, and some lucky fan will win prizes after fixing one Zany's less than successful punch lines. So you'd better tune it because it's going to be huge! In other news, Bob was recently featured in the Matt Damon film, The Informant! and is the star of the new documentary Close But No Cigar: Bob Zany which you can find here and pre-order the 2-DVD set here. Follow Bob on Facebook and twitter. Bob also has a new Podcast, "The Bob Zany Show" with Zan Aufdeerheide.