RNR News and Notes Archives for 2022-09

Stream 'Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)' - the first single fromBruce Springsteen's soul music cover album

 Bruce Springsteen's 21st studio album - Only The Strong Survive - features a collection of fifteen soul music greats titled and will be released on November 11 - sung by the Boss himself.


Only The Strong Survive celebrates soul music gems from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more. The album l also features guest vocals by Sam Moore, as well as contributions from The E Street Horns, full string arrangements by Rob Mathes, and backing vocals by Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins and Fonzi Thornton.



Bruce Springsteen commented:

“I wanted to make an album where I just sang. And what better music to work with than the great American songbook of the Sixties and Seventies? I’ve taken my inspiration from Levi Stubbs, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, the Iceman Jerry Butler, Diana Ross, Dobie Gray, and Scott Walker, among many others. I’ve tried to do justice to them all—and to the fabulous writers of this glorious music. My goal is for the modern audience to experience its beauty and joy, just as I have since I first heard it. I hope you love listening to it as much as I loved making it.”


Watch Springsteen's "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" video directed by Thom Zimny here:


Pre-order Only The Strong Survive here:



Watch Pearl Jam Play 'Rockin' In The Free World' With Chad Smith at Madison Square Garden

Midway through the closing of their emotional September 11th show in New York City show - Pearl Jam were joined onstage Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith for their traditional set closer of “Rockin’ In The Free World”.  


Chad perched himself at a tiny drum kit next to former RHCP Josh Klinghoffer, who has been playing with Pearl Jam over the past year. 



To end the night - the band played a scorching version of  “The Star-Spangled Banner,” on the 21st anniversary of September 11, terrorist attacks.




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Brandi Carlile Announces She'll Perform a Record Release Show via IMAX Livestream

Brandi Carlile has announced she will celebrate the release of her new album - In the Canyon Haze - with a live performance broadcasted to IMAX Theaters on September 28. Find tickets HERE


“I’ve made a terrifying and beautiful commitment to livestream a complete performance of my new project In the Canyon Haze to IMAX theatres across the country ... The music and harmonies are complex and lush…anything could happen. You will hear these songs like you’ve never heard them before and I expect that it’ll be one of the most potent and welcome challenges of my career to bring this to you in such stark detail. Live is live. Rock and roll is a risk and I’m here for it!”


On In the Canyon Haze, Carlile reimagines the songs featured on her 2021 album In These Silent Days through the vantage point of Laurel Canyon in LA. Catherine Carlile, the Grammy award winner's wife - appears on the record’s first single, You and Me on the Rock (In the Canyon Haze)”.   Her bandmates Phil and Tim Hanseroth produced In the Canyon Haze, which features a stunning cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.”


While we wait for the 28th - revist WRNR's exclusive release show of In These Silent Days 


Watch Pearl Jam Pay Tribute to Queen Elizabeth with Debut Cover of The Beatles' "Her Majesty" in Toronto

 Pearl Jam paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom after her passign at their  Scotiabank Arena show in Toronto this week by mixing a debut cover of The Beatles’ 1969 song  “Her Majesty” into their set


 The track - which initially appeared on the 1969 classic Abbey Road,was the fourth song of the night - after  “Daughter,” “Come Back,” and “Sometimes” 


A seated Vedder strummed his guitar and grabbed the mic before addressing the audience directly: “This is a little one I’m going to borrow from Paul McCartney for about 90 seconds.” 


Check out fan captured footage of the cover below 


Robert Smith's 2012 rant about the monarchy eerily almost predicted The Queen's date of death

With Queen Elizabeth II's death on Thursday, there have been a lot of tributes to her, but don't hold your breath on getting one from from The Cure's Robert Smith.


Smith, who's been a longtime anti-monarchist, actually had the slogan "Citizens Not Subjects" - which dates back to the Declaration of Independence -- embedded on the back of his guitar in 2012 


Smith has not been shy about talking about his hatred of the monarchy over the years, and when asked about his guitar at the Hurricane Festival in 2012, Smith didn't hold back. At one point Robert offered quip that is more than a little eerie now: "The Queen's gonna die on... September the 7th. Then there'll be a huge uprising, and I'll be made King."


He was close! (She died on September the 8th).


Recap: The full setlist for Foo Fighters' London Tribute Concert for Taylor Hawkins

This past Saturday (September 3) -  Foo FIghters held the first of two tribute concerts for their deceased drummer and friend - Taylor Hawkins.  Frontman Dave Grohl stepped out on stage to address the crowd and kick off the event saying - "Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we've gathered here to celebrate the life, the music and the love of our dear friend, our bandmate, our brother Taylor Hawkins.

For those of you who knew him personally, you know that no one else could make you smile or laugh or dance or sing like he could. And for those of you admired him from afar, I'm sure you've all felt the same thing.


So, tonight we've gathered with family and his closest friends, his musical heroes and greatest inspirations to bring you a gigantic fucking night for a gigantic fucking person.


So, sing and dance and laugh and cry and fucking scream and make some fucking noise so he can hear us right now. 'Cause you know what? It's gonna be a loooong fucking night, right?


Are you ready? Are you ready? Are you fucking ready? Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Liam Gallagher."


And thus began an incredible 3 hour show with nearly 50 family and friends helping the Foos remember Tayor.  Check out the set list and some clips: 


FOO FIGHTERS with Liam Gallagher

01. Rock 'N' Roll Star (OASIS cover)
02. Live Forever (OASIS cover)


Nile Rodgers, Chris Chaney and Omar Hakim

03. Let's Dance (Davie Bowie cover featuring Josh Homme)
04. Modern Love (David Bowie cover featuring Gaz Coombes)



05. Psycho Killer (TALKING HEADS cover)
06. Children Of The Revolution (T. REX cover featuring Kesha)


Justin Hawkins, Josh Freese and THE COATTAIL RIDERS

07. Louise
08. Range Rover Bitch
09. It's Over


Wolfgang Van Halen, Dave Grohl, Justin Hawkins and Josh Freese

10. On Fire (VAN HALEN cover)
11. Hot For Teacher (VAN HALEN cover)


Violet Grohl, Dave Grohl, Alain Johannes, Chris Chaney, Greg Kurstin and Jason Falkner

12. Last Goodbye (Jeff Buckley cover)
13. Grace (Jeff Buckley cover)



14. Richard III
15. Alright
16. Caught By The Fuzz



17. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John cover)
18. Gunman
19. Long Slow Goodbye


PRETENDERS Featuring Dave Grohl

20. Precious
21. Tattooed Love Boys
22. Brass In Pocket



23. Walk Away
24. The Bomber: Closet Queen / Bolero / Cast Your Fate To The Wind
25. Funk #49 (featuring Dave Grohl)


Violet Grohl, Mark Ronson, Chris Chaney and Jason Falkner

26. Valerie 


Brian Johnson, Lars Ulrich and FOO FIGHTERS

27. Back In Black
28. Let There Be Rock


Stewart Copeland and FOO FIGHTERS

29. Next To You
30. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic


Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of RUSH

31. 2112 Part 1: Overture (featuring Dave Grohl)
32. Working Man (featuring Dave Grohl)
33. YYZ (featuring Omar Hakim)


Brian May, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor and FOO FIGHTERS

34. We Will Rock You (featuring Luke Spiller)
35. I'm In Love With My Car
36. Under Pressure (featuring Justin Hawkins)
37. Somebody To Love (featuring Sam Ryder)
38. Love Of My Life



39. Times Like These (featuring Josh Freese)

40. All My Life (featuring Josh Freese)
41. The Pretender (featuring Travis Barker)
42. Monkey Wrench (featuring Travis Barker)
43. Learn To Fly (featuring Nandi Bushell)
44. These Days (featuring Rufus Taylor)
45. Best Of You (featuring Rufus Taylor)


Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde, Dave Grohl, Omar Hakim and Pat Smear

46. Oh! Darling
47. Heroes Skelter



48. Aurora (featuring Omar Hakim)
49. My Hero (featuring Taylor Hawkins's son Shane)


50. Everlong


Can't wait to see how they top this (cause you know they will) at the next tribute show in LA on September 27