Chad Smith - The John Varvatos 12th Annual Stuart House Benefit with Honorary Chair Chris Pine. Live performance by Ziggy Marley, guest DJ performance by Nick Simmons and Wade Crescent - Arrivals at John Varvatos Boutique West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th April 2015
In 2005, Australian author Tim Winton collected a series of 17 short stories and published them under the title 'The Turning'. The stories revolve around the character Vic Lang (Dougie Baldwin, Richard Roxburgh, Josh McConville, Casey Douglas and Dan Wyllie), with themes involving companionship, sentimentality and drug abuse. The book received multiple awards for the stories, and went on to become a part of the Western Australian English curriculum in schools. In 2013, the book was turned into a movie, nominated for numerous awards at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
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In order to spice up their trade show, the NAMM had a variety of music artist performing as well as showing off the latest and best equipment in music today.
Trade shows aren't usually all that interesting for people outside of the specific companies in attendance, yet for the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show things are a little different. While it is, of course, a place for people in the music industry to show off their new tech and equipment, it has the notable exception of being a music event with various artist taking to the stage to perform for the veterans of the music industry.
Lynyrd Skynyrd performing at the NAMM (Credit Jesse Grant - Getty Images)
The Anaheim Convention Centre saw people like singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat, Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Citizen Cope in attendance, yet the musical line-up was perhaps the most interesting. In addition to a show of force from Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews, acclaimed singer/songwriter and electronica artist Moby played an acoustic performance. But perhaps the primary performance of the entire event was a stunning show from southern hard-rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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After having a music career that spanned five decades and saw the release of over 70 studio albums, country music superstar, Glen Campbell, was hit with a major tragedy. In June 2011, Campbell announced to his worldwide fan base that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier. What followed was a 'goodbye tour' of epic proportions. The tour was originally scheduled for five weeks, but in almost no time at all, that five weeks blossomed into a 151-week tour of sold-out concerts as fans across the globe flocked to see and support the musical legend before his retirement for the industry. His final performance came in 2012, at that year's Grammy Awards Ceremony were he performed his most famous and most loved song, 'Rhinestone Cowboy'.
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Chad Smith and Flea - Celebrities arrive at the Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 held at Staples Center between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 4th June 2014
Young singer-songwriter Jake Bugg talks about working with Def Jam co-founder and producer Rick Rubin as he gears up to release his second album.
We managed to grab Jake Bugg for a quick chat at Leeds Festival 2013 over the weekend (August 23rd - 25th) where, among other things, he opened up about what to expect from his sophomore album and upcoming tour dates.
On album two, Jake has teamed up with one of the most legendary producers in the history of music; Rick Rubin - co-founder of Def Jam records who has worked with a variety of artists from Jay-Z to Metallica. 'That's the great thing about Rick, he's so diverse in what he does', says Jake. 'This year he's done the Jay-Z record and the Kanye West album and Black Sabbath. He's great to work with, he's so chilled out. I fly [to America] tomorrow to go finish off the second record so I can't wait.' He also openly admitted to not knowing who Chad Smith was (he's the Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer!) when Rubin brought him in as a studio musician but expressed regret that he had to leave the project for a RHCP record.
Watch the full interview with Jake Bugg here