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  1. Opps... I didn't see that someone else post this up before me.. Sorry!!!
  2. LONDON - Rock stars are known for excesses, but Led Zeppelin guitar god Jimmy Page is reluctantly admitting his limits. Britain's Guardian newspaper reports that Page has to curb his most expensive habit - collecting pre-Raphaelite art - by selling a giant tapestry depicting a vision of the Holy Grail. Page's friend Raul Reeves tells the paper Page has no wall space left in his many mansions. Reeves says Sotheby's auction house will sell the tapestry designed by painter Edward Burne-Jones next week. He says it is expected to fetch up to $2 million. Page is also selling other King Arthur-inspired pieces, including stained glass works and a round table. Sotheby's was not available for comment.
  3. Actually he did 1 Zeppelin track on his album "Cover To Cover" He did Communication Breakdown.
  4. Hi All, Not sure if you heard but Jeff Healey died today of a long battle of cancer. He was a great guitar player and knew how to play the blues... sad week for rock and roll. losing Jeff Healey and Buddy Miles within 7 days apart. if there's a rock 'n roll heaven, it should sound great!!!! Steve
  5. In addition to his father's band The Bebops, as a teenager Miles played in a variety of bands including Ruby & the Romantics, the Ink Spots and the Delfonics. In 1967 he formed Electric Flag with guitarist Mike Bloomfield. While the lead vocalist for the Flag was Nick Gravenites, fans of the Flag always looked forward to the numbers sung by Miles. Listen to the slow blues song "Texas" by the short-lived Flag and you will get a sense of what Miles brought to the group. The group broke up after their 2nd album, and Miles formed the Buddy Miles Express. After Electric Flag, Miles would begin involvement with the legendary Jimi Hendrix. Miles had met Jimi Hendrix in an earlier time when both were acting as sidemen for other artists in the early 60's. The meeting had occurred in Canada at a show both were participating in. This prefaced a later friendship that would result varied collaborations between the two artists. An extremely busy Hendrix would produce the Buddy Miles Express release, "Electric Church" in 1969. There was obvious public curiosity as to whether the name of the band "Buddy Miles Express" was influenced by Hendrix's act, "The Jimi Hendrix Experience". Soon after, Jimi Hendrix started opening his recording style to now include guest artists. And in this mode Hendrix was working in, Buddy Miles quite naturally was invited to participate. He played with Jimi Hendrix on the hugely influential Electric Ladyland album. Miles played on the songs "Rainy Day, Dream Away" and "Still Raining, Still Dreaming". Soon after the release of this groundbreaking album, he would join Hendrix in a short lived band called Band of Gypsys. One of the notable features of this band was the fact that all of the players were black. This was a first for Hendrix as an international recording star but his choice of players resulted from musical preferences and not racial ones according to all published sources concerning the act. The band was based in New York City where Hendrix was spending the majority of his time. Hendrix, who was tangled in legal litigation concerning contracts he had signed in the past prior to his becoming internationally recognized, was required to release a record to the Capitol Records label as part of the agreement in court. This fact led to the live recording of his collaboration with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox. The Band of Gypsys made a famous and enduring live album that was recorded in New York's Fillmore East on New Year's Eve 1969/70. However during a follow up performance a month later, Hendrix had a minor, drug-related meltdown on stage and Miles was fired by Hendrix manager, Michael Jeffery. Miles continued to work with Hendrix during early and mid 1970 after the Jimi Hendrix Experience had failed to reform to record. Miles would share recording studio drumming duties on songs that would appear on records released after Hendrix's September 1970 death such as "Cry of Love" and the controversial "Crash Landing" produced by Alan Douglas. Buddy Miles went on to produce other records under his own name. A song he had written and recorded with the Band of Gypsys, "Them Changes" was again recorded by Miles with his own band on a release soon after Hendrix's passing on Mercury Records. By this time Miles had dropped the "Buddy Miles Express" act name and shortened it to just his own name, Buddy Miles. That band included bassist David Hull (who would go on to work with Joe Perry of Aerosmith) and guitarist Charlie Karp. The same band would release a live album entitled "Live" which again included his by now signature song, "Them Changes". In late 1968, they appeared in the Monkees television special "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee" which aired in April 1969. Miles would see the song released yet a fourth time on a collaborative live record he made with Carlos Santana. This particular version was particularly notable for its intense energy, horn lines and blazing guitar work supplied by a very young and energetic Santana. Miles would then go on to be signed by the 70's-80's ear record label, Casablanca Records, best known for their rock act KISS. Miles' work for the label included the excellent album released under his own name, "Bicentennial Gathering Of The Tribes". It would include on its liner notes a quote from President John F Kennedy concerning the American Indians. That quote would include the line "When we neglect the heroic past of the American Indian, we thereby weaken our own heritage". This was interesting in relationship to his former friendship and collaborations with Jimi Hendrix who, in fact, had much American Indian blood in his family line. It should not go unmentioned that part of Miles' appeal as a rock musician was his physical appearance. He drew many stares and smiles as he held court from the drumset in the Electric Flag days, with his American flag or sequined shirts, his high-brushed Afro, and his massive frame and smile. Buddy was an eyeful for the hippies and concertgoers of the day. In 1986 Miles performed vocals for the California Raisins claymation ad campaign, most notably singing I Heard It Through the Grapevine and was also lead vocals on two California Raisins albums featuring 1960's R&B covers. In 1986 and 1987, after spending the late 1970s and early 1980s incarcerated for drug charges, he also rejoined Carlos Santana as a vocalist on Santana's album Freedom. Buddy Miles was seen in the Hendrix-family-owned, official video release The Making of Electric Ladyland on Rhino Records. That video featured interviews with the majority of players who were involved in recording the legendary Hendrix album. Miles even went as far as to be video recorded playing his same drum tracks yet again in the studio to the original multi-track recordings of Hendrix. In 1999 Miles appeared on the late Bruce Cameron's album, Midnight Daydream that included other Hendrix alumni Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell along with Jack Bruce and others. In 2004 Miles reunited yet again with Billy Cox of the Band of Gypsys to re-record songs from the original live album of 1970 with guitarists Eric Gales, Kenny Olsen, Sheldon Reynolds and Andy Aledort. The album, titled "The Band Of Gypsys Return", was released in 2006. Until his death, Buddy Miles continued to be active musically and performed many shows with proceeds going to help support victims of natural disasters and other noble causes.
  6. I just heard on the radio that Buddy Mile past away last night. He was such a amazing drummer. He really impressed me when I heard him play with Henderix on "Band of Gyspys". He played with a bunch of musicians. Stevie Wonder, SRV, Santana, Henderix, Ike Turner and etc... Rest In Peace Buddy!!!
  7. Got married in 2006 with "Thank You".. Was going for "I'm Gonna Crawl" but my wife didn't like it... Actually, another good wedding song would be Robert Plants tune "The Greatest Gift".. awesome song!!!
  8. I think the bottom line is that any drummer with skill would die to drum for Led Zeppelin, even if it were just for rehearsals... Hell, I can't drum and I wouldn't mind going behind the skins... At least I'll be in the same room with Page, Plant and Jones for a few minutes before they find out I can't drum and toss me out.. LOL!!!!
  9. First off... Since I wasn't able to attend the show.. i want to thank everyone who posted a set-list a picture a video... Any information that was made possible for what was happening last night and beyond.. . I'm pretty sure everyone else feels the same way. I just noticed that youtube is removing the links slowly but surely... Anyhow, here a short clip of Ramble On that i found... It's only 46 seconds but I would like to share it. if someone already posted it, sorry for the double post.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvoHLf1ZsuU Thanks again everyone!!!! let's pray they tour!! *come to Montreal!!! *
  10. Opps.. I see that it has already been posted... Sorry for the double post...
  11. I just heard on the radio that members of Yes and E.L.P. will open before Zeppelin gets on stage with 1 song.. Fanfare for the common man...
  12. I'm pretty sure that they will open with Rock and Roll.. Just the opening lines to the song descibe the scene of this occation... Damn!! Wish I could be there.. LoL!!!
  13. He sang with Sandy Denny.. Battle of Evermore.. And Tori Amos .. Down by the Seaside KD lang and Emmylou Harris, I don't recall him doing anything with them... Good Luck!!
  14. Hey All, Just to let you guys know that you can pre-order the O2 Reunion Souvenir book... http://www.themerchandisingshop.co.uk/shop...6&catid=481 Enjoy! Steve
  15. Actually... A band from the 90's that I loved dearly was The Tea Party... They broke up about 2 yrs ago... they were so great.. A Canadian band...
  16. LoL!!! Couldn't agree with you more...
  17. Ok, now I understand where the 2007 comes from.. But the second paragraph still stands... If you have info.. share it.. if not.. leave it alone..
  18. Hold on here.. something doesn't make sense. Unless I missed a thread.. but the whole DVD thing.. 2007 - 30 = 1977.. that I understand but.. !!! Why is it 2007?? I mean the DVD came out in 2003?? Anyhow, I find this kinda useless cause we are here to share info and all, and this is some sort of game if any info should be shared not a guessing game.. Anyhow, this is just my view. Some will agree, some not...
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