Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Dylan, McCartney, Young, Waters, The Who and Rolling Stones go on a Desert Trip

Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who all on one three day festival? Yes it will happen October 7-9 this year.

The place? Indio, California.

But what about ticket prices? we hear you ask. They should be astronomical with this kind of line up.
Well, general admission three day tickets start at 399 US dollars. To get reserved floor passes you have to cough up between 699 and 1 599. And then there's the grandstand passes at 1 599. As well as the cheap one day option general admission passes selling for 199. Plus fees.

More here: http://home.deserttrip.com

Friday, April 29, 2016

Zappa family feud goes on - Dweezil changes the band's name

The feud within the Zappa family runs deep and has led guitarist Dweezil Zappa to change the name of his Zappa Plays Zappa tribute project.

The New York Times has the story.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Prince dominates charts

After Prince's death last week his music dominates the charts. One reason for that is that he did not like to make it available through streaming services.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36128075

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince has died

According to TMZ the artist was found dead on Thursday morning.

http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/21/prince-dead-at-57/

Steely Dan ticket presale for Hollywood Bowl in two days time!

The Steely Dan 2016 tour has started! Two dates have been played and if you go to

http://steelydan.com/tour16dates.html#presale

you can get preorder tickets for the June18 gig at the Hollywood Bowl in California. Tickets go on sale May 1 but with the password HB2016 you can click your way to a ticket starting April 23 (this Saturday!) at 10 AM PST. 

PST? What time is it where I live? Click here!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Record Store Day - northern Sweden and elsewhere

Record Store Day - now a fine tradition. These pics were taken today at Burman's Musik in Umeå, Sweden. During the day several groups played in the tiny space in the store.
Pictured here are JA (above) and Slowfox (below). A splendid time was guaranteed for all.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Record Store Day 2016 is almost here!

April 16 is the date. If you have a record store close go pay it a visit and maybe buy a record or two.

We at Radio Dupree are glad that we're not part of the collect-them-all crowd that try to find all the special RSD releases coming this year. But we can understand the effort put into finding and buying.

A quick look at the list had us getting somewhat interested in the previously unreleased songs from The Shaggs:



As well as the soundtrack to the documentary movie about Cambodia's rock 'n roll:


All about Record Store Day on http://www.recordstoreday.com/ 
and check out the exclusive releases here: http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Rosanne Cash and Elton John writing songs togetherr

Looks like Rosanne and Elton has made some music together. Here's a post frm her Twitter feed:



Thursday, March 31, 2016

Zappa bass player Arthur Barrow writes book

Arthur Barrow has written a book about his life as a performer, composite and producer. He has worked with artists as Frank Zappa, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross and Swedish singer Björn Skifs. 

Barrow explains that a lot of the book is about his time with Zappa: "So you FZ fans are gonna love it!"

http://www.amazon.com/Course-Said-Yes-Amazing-Adventures/dp/1522979832/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1459379703&sr=1-1&keywords=arthur+barrow

Arthur Barrow with Frank Zappa 1978:

Monday, March 21, 2016

Sir Paul wants back the rights to Beatles songs

McCartney in Stockholm 2015. Photo: Sigurd Huckle/Radio Dupree.
In the US the rights to the Lennon-McCartney catalogue becomes available in 2018. BBC reports that Paul McCartney recently made a move to recapture it.