BLOG : Rock Miscellany
Post: February 19, 2013
"Music is a strange thing. I would almost say it is a miracle. For it stands half way between thought and phenomenon, between spirit and matter, a sort of nebulous mediator...we do not know what music is." -
----------- Heinrich Heine
Post: August 28, 2012
"Every person, from morning till evening, is making invisible forms in space by what he says. He is creating invisible vibrations around him, and so he is creating an atmosphere."
--- Hazrat Inayat "The Mysticism of Sound and Music"
Post : August 15, 2011
HIGHEST GROSSING MUSIC TOUR
On 10 April 2011, U2's worldwide 360° tour became the highest grossing music tour ever, beating the record previously set by the Rolling Stones in 2006. The Irish rock band passed the $558 million (£341 million) world record following their concert in Sao Paolo, Brazil, on 10 April 2011.
1994 ~ Rod Stewart, Rio De Janeiro 3.5 million !!
"Musicians Who Got Away- Musicians Who Left Just as Fame Beckoned"
Chad Channing ~ Nirvava's original drummer, left and replaced by Dave Grohl, just before "Nevermind" took the band into orbit.
Henri Padovani ~ Guitarist for the POLICE, left after the first single.
Pete Best ~ The Beatles ditched their pretty-boy drummer in 1962.
Steven Duffy ~ original singer for DURAN DURAN , left in '79 , 2 yrs before the band hit the big time.
Syd Barrett ~ Left Pink Floyd due to drug/mental issues shortly before the band recorded "Dark Side of the Moon".