TBL NEWS ROUND UP: JIMMY PAGE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION ANNOUNCED/JIMMY AT DAVID BOWIE BOOK LAUNCH/PETER GRANT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP/PAUL RODGERS & DEBORAH BONHAM CHARITY GIG/BONZO’S BIRTHDAY BASH LATEST
Jimmy Page.com is offering five exclusive signed prints, plus a deluxe Portfolio for sale via Jimmy’s website. The official Jimmy Page Fine Art Photographic Print collection, is a unique collaboration between Jimmy Page and five legendary photographers who have captured iconic images throughout his career, are offered in a museum-quality collection that has been produced to the highest standards to be framed and displayed as pieces of art. Under strict supervision, each silver gelatin black and white photograph has been traditionally printed by hand from negative in a laboratory dark room on Ilford premium quality fibre based paper, the colour photograph is printed on Fuji Crystal archival paper. Jimmy Page and each photographer have worked closely together with the dark room technicians and printer to produce this highly-collectible collection.
Strictly limited in an edition of 50 prints, each Fine Art Photographic Print is individually numbered and has been hand-signed by both Jimmy Page and the respective photographer.
The set includes photos by Jorgen Angel in Copenhagen 1970, Dick Barnatt at Earls Court Arena 1975, Neal Preston at Chicago Stadium 1977, Baron Wolman at Oakland Coliseum, California 1977 and a Ross Halfin portrait of the guitarist taken in 2009.
The official Jimmy Page Fine Art Print collection is also available individually from numbers 11-50 or numbers 1-10 as part of a Deluxe Portfolio Boxset. For full ordering details of all the prints visit Jimmy Page.com
The Ross Halfin portrait featured in the collection recently became the 100,000th portrait to be archived at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The National Portrait Gallery began digitizing their collection in 1996 to make their portraits more readily available. see more info at http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/national-portrait-gallerys-digitisation-milestone.php
On May 8th Jimmy Page was in attendance at the launch of the Genesis Publications book Speed Of Life – a celebration of David Bowie from 1972-2009 –by Japanese photographer Masayoshi Sukita. Newsnight host Emily Maitlis, Radio 2 stalwart “Whispering” Bob Harris and Spandau Ballet singer Gary Kemp were also at the event held in Mayfair’s, Dover Street Arts Club. Matt Everitt conducted a brief interview with Jimmy for BBC 6 Music at the event – here’s the link to listen to it:
The music trade magazine Music Week recently reported that BIMM Bristol, the college of popular music, is to offer a Peter Grant Memorial Scholarship in memory of the legendary manager.The scholarship is for a place on the brand new BA (Hons) degree course, Music Industry Management, which is being launched by BIMM Bristol from September 2012. The Peter Grant Memorial Scholarship will cover approx £16,000 of course fees across the three-year undergraduate programme. BIMM Principal Vaseema Hamilton explained: “BIMM have created this scholarship in memory of the one of the most influential figures of the modern music industry.”
Peter Grant’s daughter, Helen Grant, said: “My father would have been both touched and honored that this scholarship has been created in his name. He was a great inspiration to many people in the business; not only on the management front, but also in the way he looked after his artists – in his own, infamous way. A charismatic personality coupled with great humour means he is never far away. This is a long overdue accolade.”
Mark Clayden, BIMM Bristol College manager commented: “We have designed the BA (Hons) Music Industry Management to support up and coming young professionals eager to make their mark in the music industry. We will be training students in all areas of this ever changing industry including: Live Event Management, Retail, Promotion, Record Labels, A&R, Working With Musicians, Finances and Music Law.”. Peter died from a heart attack in 1995 at the age of 60. 1996, The MMF award for outstanding achievement in management was renamed the Peter Grant Award in his honour.
* An interview with Peter’s son Warren is one of many the highlights in the forthcoming issue of the TBL magazine – subscription details at http://www.tightbutloose.co.uk/tblweb09/?page_id=1469
Thursday May 31st 2012 Paul Rodgers & Deborah Bonham Band @ The Venue Chichester UK:
Paul Rodgers has announced that he will be playing his only UK concert this year on Thursday May 31st in Chichester at The Venue. Joining Rodgers on the bill will be Deborah Bonham and her Band who will be performing songs from their new album. Two children’s groups from the Chichester Music Academy who work closely with the charity, will open up the evening. All of the proceeds from the concert will go to The Racehorse Sanctuary and Rehoming Centre, a self funded Charity.
Seated tickets are sold out but there are limited standing tickets still available.
Tickets are limited and available only by emailing email@example.com for booking information. Doors and Bar open 6-11.30pm, Showtime 7-10.30pm
The Racehorse Sanctuary, Bridgehill Farm, Thakeham Road, Coolham, West Sussex RH13 8QD
Here’s the latest news from Brian Tichy on the May 31 Bonzo’s Birthday Bash:
BONZO’S BIRTHDAY BASH!
NEW DRUMMERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS ADDED!
A Tribute Concert To John Henry Bonham Of Led Zeppelin
Rock’s top drummers play tribute to rock’s greatest drummer!
Thursday, May 31st, House Of Blues, Los Angeles
Bonzo’s Birthday Bash founder/ Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy says, “in the past week, we have grown dramatically due to exorbitant amounts of serendipitous occurrences within and around this planet’s desire to groove and be grooved!! We are thrilled to bring you the awesome talent of (…drum roll…) Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth/ Ringo Starr All Starr Band), Virgil Donati (Allan Holdsworth / Seven The Hardway), Troy Patrick Farrell (White Lion), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Troy Luccketta (Tesla), Mark Schulman (Foreigner/ Pink), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver / Guns ‘N Roses), Yael (The Love Project / Ugly Kid Joe) and…
Special Guests Of Groove; Sebastian Bach and Jeff Pilson (Foreigner / Dokken / Dio)!!”
Tichy went as far as to say, “Bonzo’s Birthday Bash is the equivalent of a gong on fire on top of an erupting volcano next to a wildebeest migration complete with lurking, starving crocodiles and a fireworks finale across the river that not even the Olympics can rival!!”
After 3 groundbreaking tribute shows entitled “Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same” and a collective passion and respect amongst all the participating drummers, past and present to John Bonham, the greatest rock drummer ever, Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton have decided to go for it once again!
Bonzo’s Birthday Bash is taking place on May 31st, Bonzo’s exact birthday! Many of the past drummers who have performed are back, as well as some new Lords Of Groove!
Tichy says, “It is a relatively simple concept. When I first thought of this, the idea seemed too cool NOT to try. You get a John Bonham replica drum set, complete with gong and timpani, up front, center stage, and have each drummer perform their favorite Led Zeppelin song with a house band (The Moby Dicks). There are no rules other than to have fun putting your own groove and character into your song choice! It’s such a unique night, seeing how all these great drummers approach the same drum set making it their own! And ‘The Moby Dicks’ hold their own as a true force to be reckoned with! We have structure, and within the structure there is total freedom, making the pace and vibe of this show somewhere between a backyard party and a…. backyard party with a killer band playing Led Zep songs! Haha! ‘The Groove Remains The Same’ has morphed into ‘Bonzo’s Birthday Bash’, as this tribute falls on Bonzo’s exact birthday!
John Bonham deserves it! His right foot alone deserves it!! Bonzo’s Birthday Bash is the ultimate tribute show and that’s that! So get a ticket, get a good seat, grab a now classic “Bonzo Burger” and get into the festivities!
Tickets available at www.hob.com
Tickets are $25 and $30 day of show- Doors at 8pm.
The cast of ever growing drummers and guest players starts here!
Steven Adler: (Guns ‘N Roses/ Adler) Seven Antonopoulos: (Opiate For The Masses/ Leaves’ Eyes) Carmine Appice: (Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, drum legend)
Vinny Appice: (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven And Hell, Kill Devil Hill) Frankie Banali: (Quiet Riot) Gregg Bissonette: (David Lee Roth/ Ringo Starr All Starr Band)
Bobby Blotzer: (Ratt) Fred Coury: (Cinderella) Jimmy D’Anda: (Bulletboys) Virgil Donati: (Allan Holdsworth / Seven The Hardway) Troy Patrick Farrell: (White Lion)
Troy Luccketta: (Tesla) Ray Luzier: (Korn) Khurt Maier: (Salty Dog) Roy Mayorga: (Stone Sour) Mike Portnoy: (Dream Theater/ Adrenaline Mob)
Mark Schulman: (Foreigner/Pink) Matt Sorum: (Velvet Revolver / Guns ‘N Roses) Glen Sobel: (Alice Cooper) Brian Tichy: (Whitesnake/ S.U.N.)
Joe Travers: (Zappa Plays Zappa) Simon Wright: (AC/DC / Dio) Yael: (The Love Project/Ugly Kid Joe) Special Guests of Groove:
Sebastian Bach Jeff Pilson (Foreigner) The Moby Dicks: Michael Devin- bass (Whitesnake) Stephen LeBlanc- keys (Jason Bonham’s Led Zep Exp.) Keith St. John- vox (Montrose) Brian Tichy- guitar, drums (S.U.N.) Brent Woods- lead and rhythm guitars (Brentwood Forest)
TBL News Round Up compiled by Gary Foy …..and finally, I found this on the net and I thought I’d share it, it made me smile.
( Just before that – a word from DL – may I say thanks to Gary for as ever his sterling work in asssiting TBL 32 etc and ongoing news input -particularly as he has not been in the best of health recently and was in hospital at the weekend - get well soon mate!)