The brand new Rosie Flores music video for Rosie's song "Yeah Yeah," a tribute to the late, great Duane Jarvis (who appears on our 'Nashville: The Other Side of the Alley' compilation), is now live below! The song is from Ms. Flores's fierce 2012 Bloodshot album 'Working Girl's Guitar.'
This video is dedicated to my dear friend Duane Jarvis, who played live shows, co-wrote with me, and recorded with me while I lived in LA with my backing band The Bad Boys for 10 years. Sheryl Crow used to come and see us play before she was famous (and recently told me she loved us!). I think a great part of her digging our sound was because of the players: Donald Lindley on drums, Duane Jarvis on electric guitars (who both were taken early by cancer), Dusty Wakeman on electric bass, and the incomparable Greg Leisz on steel and electric guitars (who by the way is playing Pedal Steel on this song).
I wrote this song with Rachel Gladstone and Pat Gallagher the day before the the tribute show that I organized for Duane, which included performances by John Prine, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Steve Fishell, Tammy Rogers, Amelia White, Travis Stevens, and many more of his close musical friends at The Basement in Nashville, who were there to honor our brother.
We believe that DJ, as we called him, was in the room while this song was being born, with his divine spirit leading us on a path to write about what if feels like to spread his love and energy and keep on keeping on. Being someone who has had to deal with this disease with my own family and close friends, it hits me deep in the heart. We hope that the cancer foundations will hurry and find a cure for the worst disease of our lives. May you all stay healthy and keep fighting if you have it. Others can perhaps donate here to help to find a cure.
Eddie Spaghetti is out on the road supporting his new Bloodshot album The Value of Nothing in the U.S. starting this week! Catch El Capitan de Supersuckers in the Midwest, East Coast, Southwest, and West Coast through mid-December!
Get 20% off The Value of Nothing on CD and LP with coupon code VONTOUR in the Bloodshot store.
Esquire premiered an unreleased Bottle Rockets demo of "I'll Be Comin' Around," which was once called, in this case, "This Is What It Sounds Like When You're Listening to Lindsey Buckingham and Thinking of Your Friend's Girlfriend at the Same Time." (It's a mouthful but you totally know what they're talking about.)
The track accompanies an interview with founding singer/guitarist Brian Henneman and drummer Mark Ortmann about the beginnings of the band, their stint on Atlantic in the early '90s, and...um...that time they opened for Anthrax.
The demo is a bonus track on the upcoming remastered deluxe reissue of 'Bottle Rockets' and 'The Brooklyn Side,' out November 19th on Bloodshot. Pre-order here.
The upcoming, highly anticipated reissue of The Bottle Rockets' first two albums, 'Bottle Rockets' and 'The Brooklyn Side,' is streaming in its entirety via The AV Club, a week before the 11/19 release date!
Take a listen to all 46 tracks, including 19 bonus tracks, here.
Revenge of the Mekons, the documentary about the band Lester Bangs calls "the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll," the crew that birthed Bloodshot stalwarts Jon Langford, Sally Timms, and more, is coming to the silver screen! The film premieres tonight at the DOC NYC Festival at the SVA Theater! It will also hit upcoming film festivals around the world, including the Leeds International Film Festival.
Don't worry, if you can't make it to the premieres, the movie will get into your grubby hands soon enough.
The Bottle Rockets perform "Every Kinda Everything," from the reissue of their first two albums 'Bottle Rockets' and 'The Brooklyn Side' (OUT TODAY!) on CMT.com! Brian also treats us to some history on the song and how he wrote it.