WRNR FM ... We're Rock N Roll

RNR News and Notes Archives for 2022-06

Watch Dave Matthews Band Collab with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Ants Marching

 

Dave Matthews Band guitarist Tim Reynolds missed his first shows with the band since 2008 over the weekend - after testing postive for Covid-19.  But DMB had some friends available to join them for their shows at Noblesville, Indiana’s Ruoff Music Center AKA Deer Creek - including the world renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band. 

 

Check out the fan captured video of the epic Ants Marching jam below! 

 

Watch: Alanis Morissette Pays Tribute To Her Former Bandmate Taylor Hawkins At London Show

Alanis Morissette is back touring Europe in (the belated) honor of her album Jagged Little Pill's 25th anniversary.

At her London show on Tuesday night , Morissette dedicated her performance of the song “Ironic” to the late Foo Fighter and her former drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 50.  A montage of photos featuring Hawkins were displayed on the screen behind the stage during the song.  

 

 

Isn't it ironic that Hawkins performed in Morissette’s band during the original Jagged Little Pill tour ... with Foo Fighters as the opening act.

 

 

Foo Fighters Tap 12-Year-Old Drumming Phenom Nandi Bushell to Join Them for Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at Wembley

12-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell - who became an internet phenom after her virtual drum battle with Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl  - is set to take the stage with the Foos a their London tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins. 

Bushell will be behind the drums for the Wembley Stadium - joining an all star lineup that includes many of the late drummer’s closest friends and influences - like members of Queen, the Police, Rush, Oasis, Pretenders, and Queens of the Stone Age.  

 

“Mr. Grohl, it would be an honor to join you onstage…in tribute to my hero and friend, the legendary Taylor Hawkins ... With these sticks he gave me, I’m going to rock harder than I’ve ever rocked in my entire life!…This one’s for you, Taylor.”

Watch: Pearl Jam provided a once-in-a-lifetime moment for a terminally ill fan during their concert in Berlin, Germany

When Roland Mandel bought tickets to see Pearl Jam in 2019 - he had no idea that he would have to wait 2+ years for the show ... and that his life would be turned upside during that time due to a ALS diagnosis 

 

Despite only having a few months to live, the teacher from Lüneburg, Germany was determined to see Pearl Jam perform, but it almost didn't happen due to the show's venue being sold out of wheelchair-accessible spots.

 

Letters Mandel’s friends and family sent to the venue to explain the situation, made their way to the band and Mandel was able to secure a spot to watch the concert the side of the stage.  And the band even brought him onstage at the end of the show, after they covered the Ramones‘ “I Believe in Miracles”.

 

“He should also experience this special sight. He worked his ass off to be here tonight,” Eddie Vedder exclaimed as  Mandel witnessed the 20,000-person crowd chanting his name.

 

I'm not crying ... you're crying 

 

 

 

Dave Grohl & Bruce Springsteen Joined Paul McCartney Onstage at Glastonbury: Watch

Music festivals are known for having some surprise appearances ... and Paul McCartney's Saturday night headlining set at Glastonbury 2022 was no different 

 

The former Beatle brought out Bruce Springsteen (for the second show in a row) and Dave Grohl (making his first appearance since the passing of Taylor Hawkins) 

Photo via @PaulMcCartney on Twitter 

Grohl joined McCartney on stage to perform The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There” and Wings’ “Band on the Run.” While Bruce Springsteen and McCartney  performed “Glory Days” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

 

McCartney later brought both musicians back on stage to close out his  38-song / three-hour set with “The End.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The former Beatle brought out Bruce Springsteen (for the second show in a row) and Dave Grohl (making his first appearance since the passing of Taylor Hawkins) 

 

Grohl joined McCartney on stage to perform The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There” and Wings’ “Band on the Run.” While Bruce Springsteen and McCartney  performed “Glory Days” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

 

McCartney later brought both musicians back on stage to close out his  38-song / three-hour set with “The End.”