Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday's Rockin' Roundup - September 11th Remembered

Today marks the 8th anniversary of the most tragic event that I ever lived through. It was a horrendous day in the annals of American history, but from these violent attacks birthed a new hope. The American people collectively gathered together and had ideas and plans for the future. We did not let this senseless act defeat us and we did not let it destroy and end America as we know it. Instead, we grew stronger, more united, and bonded tighter than ever, which is the American way. Let’s take a moment today to remember those who passed away, the men and women that gave their lives trying to save others, and the American spirit that helped pull everyone through.

Here’s what rocked this week:
Bands That Covered The Beatles
The Beatles were obviously a hot topic of conversation this week with the release of all their remastered albums and Rock Band video game. This was an interesting post reflecting on how many times Beatles songs have been covered by various artists. Some of them I knew well, others I had no idea were ever done. Definitely a fun read.

The Voodoo Experience
As the summer concert festivals have drawn to a close, the fall festivals are heating up. The Voodoo Experience, taking place in New Orleans over Halloween weekend, has announced their lineup and it looks pretty darned exciting to me. Check out the website for all the information.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Live Anthology
In an announcement that got me rather excited, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are releasing a live anthology box set that will contain 4 discs and 48 tracks of live material culled over their illustrious history. No release date has been set yet, but it’s safe to say that this set will be available in time for the holidays.

All American Rejects and Taking Back Sunday
And finally, there’s this gem. The All American Rejects and Taking Back Sunday are teaming up to go out on tour this fall. Up and coming rockers Anberlin will man the opening slot. The Guru just may have to travel to Atlantic City or Connecticut to see this one.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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