Wednesday, November 23, 2022

KENNEY JONES LEGENDARY DRUMMER TALKS ABOUT NEW 'FACES' ALBUM W/ROD STEWART AND RONNIE WOOD PLUS TOUR! ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS!

 




K E N N E Y 

J O N E S 

LEGENDARY DRUMMER

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER

MEMBER OF

SMALL FACES

FACES

THE WHO

ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE WITH RAY SHASHO 

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

CLICK BELOW 

TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY


Small Faces

At the tender age of just 15, being part of a band had become a way of life. Kenney was 16 he had his first hit record when he shot to fame with The Small Faces, who were at the heart of the Mod revolution which swept Britain at the time and a band who have been cited as a major influence on musicians during the 50 years which have followed.

The Faces

When The Small Faces split Kenney was instrumental in forming The Faces and inviting Rod Stewart to feature as lead singer in a line-up which also included Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, and Ronnie Lane. The Faces took the rock world by storm in the early 1970’s on both sides of the Atlantic and became one of the most raucous, fun-loving bands of the time, with a fanatical following.

Reformation of The Small Faces

The Faces split in the mid-70’s and Kenney along with Steve Marriott, Ian McLagan and new man, Rick Wills, re-form The Small Faces, touring for a couple of years and making two albums before deciding to call it a day. By this time Kenney was recognized as one of the top drummers in the rock industry, and it was no surprise that he was The Who’s choice to replace Keith Moon after his tragic death in 1978.

The Who

Once again Kenney found himself part of a hugely successful band as The Who toured the world and recorded new albums, ‘Face Dances’ and ‘It’s Hard.’

The Law

After leaving The Who, Kenney hooked up with former Bad Company singer, Paul Rodgers to form The Law in the early 1990’s, releasing a critically acclaimed album ‘The Law,’ which reinforced Kenney’s reputation as a gifted and talented musician. Although The Small Faces, Faces, The Who and The Law have been the four main bands in his life, Kenney has also been much sought-after during his career and has performed with some of the biggest names around.

Up to the present day - The Jones Gang

He has recorded a single of his own called ‘Ready or Not,’ and has appeared on many albums including those by The Rolling Stones, Andy Fairweather Low, Joan Armatrading, Marsha Hunt, Mike Batt, Pete Townshend, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, David Essex, John Lodge and Wings. Following his time with Paul Rodgers in The Law, Kenney took some time out to concentrate on one of his other passions, polo. He realized a dream by opening and developing his own Hurtwood Park Polo Club, and it was there during a series of charity gigs with various musician friends, that he first got the idea of forming a new band. A band which would eventually become The Jones Gang.


PURCHASE

Let the Good Times Roll:

My Life in Small Faces, Faces, and The Who

By Kenney Jones

From the Mod revolution and the British Invasion of the 1960s, through the psychedelic era of the 1970s, and into the exuberance and excesses of stadium rock in the 1980s, Kenney Jones helped to build rock and roll as we know it. He was the beat behind three of the world's most enduring and significant bands.

available now at amazon.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

KENNEY JONES

VISIT

https://kenneyjones.com/

Kenney Jones Official website

www.facebook.com/kenneyjonesdrums

Facebook

https://twitter.com/KenneyJones

Twitter

www.instagram.com/kenneyjonesdrums

Instagram

www.thesmallfaces.com

The Small Faces Official

www.the-faces.com

Faces Official

www.thewho.com

The Who Official


DISCOGRAPHY

With SMALL FACES

Small Faces (1966)

Small Faces (1967) / There Are But Four Small Faces (US only, 1968)

Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake (1968)

Playmates (1977)

78 in the Shade (1978)

 With FACES

Studio albums

First Step (1970)

Long Player (1971)

A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse (1971)

Ooh La La (1973)

The Faces (EP) (1977)

Live albums

Coast to Coast: Overture and Beginners (1974)   

 With THE WHO

Face Dances (181)

It's Hard (1982)

 With THE LAW

The Law (1991)

      With THE JONES GANG

Any Day Now (2005)







KENNEY JONES
APPEARS WEEK OF
 NOVEMBER 23RD 2022
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

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 AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC

 LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!


BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR RAY SHASHO 


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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



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Friday, November 18, 2022

MARTIN BARRE LEGENDARY JETHRO TULL GUITARIST TALKS ABOUT NEW FUTURE INNOVATIONS WITHIN HIS BAND:EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS WITH RAY SHASHO

 




M A R T I N 

B A R R E

LEGENDARY LONGTIME GUITARIST

WITH

J E T H R O

T U L L

  SPECIAL   EVENT

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN 

IN ITS ENTIRETY



Martin Barre the guitarist of Jethro Tull for over 43 years, his sound and playing was a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.

Martin’s guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on ‘Aqualung’. His playing on the album ‘Crest of a Knave’ earned him a Grammy award in 1989.

As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

Martin has put together a band to play the “classic” music from the Tull catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years. The band includes top musicians from a similar background.

More recently Martin has collaborated with original Tull band members Clive Bunker and Dee Palmer on a tour across America celebrating 50 Years of Jethro Tull!


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

MARTIN BARRE

VISIT

www.martinbarre.com

Official website

www.facebook.com/Martinbarreofficial

Facebook

www.instagram.com/martinbarreofficial

Instagram


UPCOMING CONCERTS

2022-2023

Martin’s Aqualung 50th Anniversary show will be touring across select countries across Europe later this year to wind up the final leg of this epic anniversary tour. Catch the last few dates by contacting the venues directly for tickets!

Martin Barre Band - 

Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

15 Nov 2022 Vienna, Austria Reigen

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

16 Nov 2022 Košice, Slovakia Collosseum

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

17 Nov 2022 Nove Mesto nad Vahom, Slovakia Blue Note

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

18 Nov 2022 Bratislava, Slovakia MMC

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

19 Nov 2022 Olomouc, Czech Republic Bounty

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

20 Nov 2022 Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic Klub na rampě

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

21 Nov 2022 Reichenbach, Germany Bergkeller

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

23 Nov 2022 Bielsko Biała, Poland BCK

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

24 Nov 2022 Warsaw, Poland Progresja Club

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

27 Nov 2022 Võru, Estonia Võru Culture Center Kannel

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

28 Nov 2022 Tallinn, Estonia Vaba Lava Performing Arts Centre

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

29 Nov 2022 Espoo, Finland Tapiolasali

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

30 Nov 2022 Pori, Finland Validi Karkia Club

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

02 Dec 2022 Stockholm, Sweden Kulturhuset Studion

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

03 Dec 2022 Sala, Sweden Rockland

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

04 Dec 2022 Oslo, Norway Kjetil [SOLD OUT]

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

06 Dec 2022 Gothenburg, Sweden Musikens Hus

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

07 Dec 2022 Malmö, Sweden Babel

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

08 Dec 2022 Copenhagen, Denmark Hotel Cecil

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

09 Dec 2022 Bordelsholm, Germany Savoy Kino

Martin Barre Band - Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show

10 Dec 2022 Isernhagen, Germany Blues Garage

A Brief History Of Tull

09 June 2023 Des Plaines, IL USA Des Plaines Theater

A Brief History Of Tull

10 June 2023 Edwardsville, IL USA Wildey Theater

A Brief History Of Tull

14 June 2023 New York City, NY USA Sony Hall

A Brief History Of Tull

15 June 2023 Plymouth, MA USA The Spire Center for the Arts

A Brief History Of Tull

16 June 2023 Shirley, MA USA The Bull Run

A Brief History Of Tull

17 June 2023 Derry, NH USA Tupelo Hall

A Brief History Of Tull

18 June 2023 Worthington, MA USA Worthington Country Club

A Brief History Of Tull

21 June 2023 Woodbridge, NJ USA Parker Press Park

A Brief History Of Tull

22 June 2023 Ridgefield, CT USA Ridgefield Playhouse

A Brief History Of Tull

23 June 2023 Hudson Falls, NY USA The Strand Theater

A Brief History Of Tull

24 June 2023 Jim Thorpe, PA USA Penns Peak

A Brief History Of Tull

28 June 2023 Atlantic City, NJ USA Kennedy Plaza

FREE CONCERT

A Brief History Of Tull

29 June 2023 Newton, NJ USA Newton Theater

A Brief History Of Tull

30 June 2023 Somers Point, NJ USA William Morrow Beach   FREE CONCERT


Discography

With JETHRO TULL

Stand Up    Released: 1 August 1969

Benefit      Released: 20 April 1970   

Aqualung   Released: 19 March 1971

Thick as a Brick   Released: 3 March 1972

A Passion Play   Released: 13 July 1973

War Child   Released: 14 October 1974

Minstrel in the Gallery   Released: 5 September 1975

Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!   

Released: 23 April 1976

Songs from the Wood   Released: 4 February 1977

Heavy Horses   Released: 10 April 1978

Stormwatch   Released: 14 September 1979

A   Released: 29 August 1980

The Broadsword and the Beast Released: 10 April 1982

Under Wraps   Released: 7 September 1984

Crest of a Knave Released: 11 September 1987

Rock Island   Released: 21 August 1989

Catfish Rising   Released: 10 September 1991

Roots to Branches   Released: 4 September 1995

J-Tull Dot Com   Released: 23 August 1999

The Jethro Tull Christmas Album   Released: 30 September 2003

Studio

A Summer Band (1992) - Various live tracks in a limited edition run of 500 CDs.

A Trick of Memory (1994)

The Meeting (1996)

Stage Left (2003)

Away with Words (2013)

Order of Play (2014)

Back to Steel (2015)

Roads Less Travelled (2018)

MLB - 50 Years of Jethro Tull (2019)

 

Compilations

Martin Barre (2012) – 2 CD (disc 1 – studio tracks, disc 2 – live tracks).

Live

Live in Munich (2014)

Live at the Factory Underground (2019)

Live in NY (2020) - 3 disc (1 DVD, 2 audio CD)

Live At The Wildey (2022)

Guest appearances

1973 Chick Churchill (You and Me; also features Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies of Supertramp)

1978 Maddy Prior (Woman in the Wings)

1978 Dan Lowe (Fahrenheit 361)

1980 John Wetton (Caught in the Crossfire)

1981 5 Furious Fish (Just for the Halibut)

1997 Spirit of the West (Weights and Measures)

1997 John Carter (Spirit Flying Free)

1998 Clive Bunker (Awakenings)

1998 Willy Porter (Live)

1999 ELP Tribute (Encores, Legends and Paradox)

2001 Various artists incl. Steve Vai, Carlos Santana, Allan Holdsworth (Guitars for Freedom 9/11 charity)

2003 Vikki Clayton (Movers and Shakers)

2005 Pentangle (Feoffees' Lands)

2007 Dave Pegg (60th birthday show)

2007 Excalibur 2

2010 Excalibur 3

2010 Chris Thompson, Gary Brooker, Frank Mead, Henry Spinetti, Dave Pegg (Live in Germany Classic Rock Tour)

2012 Pat O'May (Celtic Wings)

2015 Mick Abrahams (Revived!)

2018 Dee Palmer (Through Darkened Glass)









MARTIN BARRE
APPEARS
WEEK OF
NOVEMBER 19TH 2022
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO


ORDER NOW

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE 

ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS 

THAT SET US FREE!




BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR RAY SHASHO 


Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO