Saturday, January 30, 2010

The MJ Show #32 (Awesome Beatles Covers from Two Movies)

Now without a doubt, one of the greatest bands in the history of rock n roll were - The Beatles.
Their songs are immortal, they will live on for all of time, I truly believe it. And that is possible not just because of how brilliant the songs are in themselves but also because of the hundreds and hundreds of covers of those songs that are out in the market.

Tonight, I'm giving you some of my favourite Beatles songs covered by other artists. Hope you enjoy them.

Here's the song that inspired tonight's show. I was watching the 25th Anniversary Concert of the Rock And Roll Hall of fame and this INCREDIBLE rendition of one of my all time favourite, Beatles songs was done by the incredible Paul Simon, David Crosby and Graham Nash!

This one's dedicated to @OldMonkMGM (Jyotishko) on twitter. He's the one who urged me to get this concert. And man! What a gig this was!
1st Song - Paul Simon, David Crosby & Graham Nash - Here Comes The Sun #TheMJshow


After hearing this brilliant cover, I remembered a couple of movies that had INCREDIBLE soundtracks. 
Why? Well, it's because they revolved completely around the songs of The Beatles. I'm going to give you quite a few songs from those two.
I'm talking about "I Am Sam" and "Across The Universe"

Here we go. First from "I Am Sam"

2nd Song - Eddie Vedder - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away #TheMJshow


3rd Song - Rufus Wainwright - Across The Universe #TheMJshow


4th Song - Sarah McLachlan - Blackbird #TheMJshow


5th Song - Stereophonics - Don't Let Me Down #TheMJshow


6th Song - The Wallflowers - I'm Looking Through You #TheMJshow


7th Song - Ben Folds - Golden Slumbers #TheMJshow


Now for the songs I loved from "Across The Universe"

8th Song - Teresa Victoria Carpio - I Want to Hold your Hand #TheMJshow


9th Song - Jim Sturgess - I've Just Seen A Face #TheMJshow


10th Song - Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood & Teresa Victoria Carpio - Dear Prudence #TheMJshow


11th Song - Timothy T. Mitchum & Carol Woods - Let It Be #TheMJshow


12th Song - Joe Cocker - Come Together #TheMJshow


Possibly my favourite song from the movie is up next!
13th Song - Dana Fuchs & Martin Luther McCoy - Oh! Darling #TheMJshow


14th Song - Martin Luther McCoy & Jim Sturgess- While My Guitar Gently Weeps


15th Song - Bono & The Secret Machines - I Am the Walrus #TheMJshow


16th Song - Joe Anderson & Jim Sturgess - With A Little Help From My Friends #TheMJshow


17th Song - Jim Sturgess - Something #TheMJshow


18th Song - Jim Sturgess, Teresa Victoria Carpio, Dana Fuchs & Martin Luther McCoy - All You Need Is Love #TheMJshow


19th Song - Jim Sturgess - Strawberry Fields Forever #TheMJshow


20th Song - Across The Universe + Helter Skelter #TheMJshow


Man! That was incredible for me :) How about you?
I'll have another Beatles Covers special soon where I'll feature songs that are NOT from movies. Like the very first one that I had in tonight's show.

That's it for tonight.


Time to say...Good Night and Take Care :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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Friday, January 29, 2010

The MJ Show #31 (Guests Series - Arjun Sankalia's Top 10 Songs)

Wow! I can't believe I've already done 30 shows here (especially because I'm SO lazy about writing things out :) )
In any case, back in the day, when I was on radio I used to interview musicians and bands and get them to talk about the music they loved on the shows.

I decided to extend that concept a little further for the online shows.
In the last few weeks that I've gotten active on Twitter, I've met some really interesting people who are really into music as well. So this time around, I've decided to talk to some of these guys and girls and give you their top 10 songs.
I will have bands and musicians and their top 10 songs as well...but for now, I also want to introduce you to some really nice people...whom I know through twitter and occasionally beyond twitter as well :)
One of the main reasons I've decided to do this is also because I'm always wanting to find out more music and I knew that if I just gave you what I love, I'd never find out some brilliant bands that I've found purely by looking at other people's tweets.
So here we go...for you...and for me...we begin...the Guests Series!

Okay then :)
I want to start off this series with a man I've known for many years now :)

I first met him while I was on All India Radio's FM Rainbow. Back then, when I was just starting off, he was just the big man at Sony Music but since then I've got to know him a bit more and I feel really happy to now call him a friend as well.
(Officially, he's a Director in Sony Music and he looks after international music, Indian classical, home video and internet/viral marketing and he's been there for 11 years now!)
That itself is enough for me to make him the first person to be featured in the "Guest Series" on The MJ Show but wait...there's more!

He used to DJ as part of a mobile discotheque company called 'Ear Damage' set up by him and his friends during his college days. "Ear Damage" was around from 1990-99.
And these days, he does the odd DJing gig whenever people call him. He also had a fortnightly residency in Ghetto, with the late Jesse between 2003-04.

So basically, he's not just a record label executive who has no idea about music.
He's really into his music and over the years I've had some really interesting music related conversations with him.

Incidentally he's on twitter as well. Do follow @arjunsankalia!! :)

Right then...how about we see what Arjun's got for us tonight! He'll also tell you why he's chosen the songs you see here :)
Enjoy!

1st Song - Pearl Jam - Black #TheMJSHow
Arjun Sankalia: This is perhaps the most depressing song ever and that may possibly be because the singing and musicianship is so heartfelt. The interplay between voice, guitar and piano is insane.
MJ: Incidentally this is also my favourite song by Pearl Jam. Have a look at a live version of the song. Absolutely incredible goosebumpy song! :)



2nd Song - System Of A Down - Aerials #TheMJshow
AS: One of my fave bands of all time, since they combine metal and politics. When they played this song at the concert I attended (Brixton Academy June 6, 2005), it was amazing!! I felt like I actually knew the other 5000 people in the show!
MJ: Nice. I've not heard them a lot, but will check them out. I found a video from 2005 though I don't think it's from the gig you attended Arjun.
Anyway...guys...check this out!



3rd Song - Fleetwood Mac - Dreams #TheMJshow
AS: If there was one album I could take with me if I were exiled to an island, it’d be Rumors. The songwriting, and singing on this album will NOT be beat.
MJ: Okay, this is another one of those bands I never really got into. Incidentally, I have Rumours as well but not really heard it that well. Will do so now.
But I have heard the song you've chosen from the album because I've heard and loved The Corrs cover of the song.

Here's some info on the album:
Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. The record peaked at the top of both the United States Billboard 200 and the United Kingdom Albums Chart. "Go Your Own Way", "Don't Stop", "Dreams", and "You Make Loving Fun" were released as singles. Rumours is Fleetwood Mac's most successful release with sales of over 40 million copies worldwide. In 1978 it won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year!



I've got a bonus video for you here :) Check out The Corrs version! The girls are stunning and so is the song! :)
Bonus Song - The Corrs - Dreams #TheMJshow


4th Song - Led Zeppelin - Kashmir #TheMJshow
AS: It was hard to choose from their extensive repertoire, but I like this song even more than Stairway. The Plant Page Unledded version in Egypt is pure heaven!
MJ: I know what you're talking about. The whole concert was brilliant!
Check this out guys, if you've not already seen the DVD! What an INCREDIBLE version this is!



5th Song - Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls #TheMJshow
AS: I’m a sucker for songs with bells. This song rocks hard and is also melodious. The S&M Version with the orchestra conducted by Michael kamen is tres cool
MJ: Arjun!! I've been telling people about Michael Kamen for a while now. My Ep #25 was a David Gilmour special in Michael Kamen was playing the piano. I want to do a special featuring him and all the great work he's done with so many other rock bands.
This, however was Metallica at it's best for me too. LOVE S&M!!!
Thanks for this KICK ASS song! :)



6th Song - AC/DC - Hells Bells #TheMJshow
AS: In twitterese - Bells + Angus Young = #epicwin :)
MJ: AC/DC = #epicfuckingcollosalwin man! :)
Incidentally, I featured the album that has this song as my first "Classic Album". I'm talking about AC/DC's Back In Black back in Ep #29. The WHOLE album kicks ass.
Check it out: The MJ Show #29 (Classic Albums - AC/DC - Back In Black)
Here's a different version of the song (other than the one that I gave you in Ep #29) :)



7th Song - Iron Maiden - Infinite dreams #TheMJshow
AS: The whole Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album is awesome - metal+ occult+ history+ medieval themes. This song starts out unlike any metal song and then proceeds to kick mega ass!
MJ: Man! I love this band. While I was working with EMI for a year, I had the opportunity of meeting them twice and even hanging out with them. Without a doubt one of the most memorable moments of my life :)
Have a look at this. Photos with the members of Iron Maiden :)




8th Song - Rage Against The Machine - Guerilla Radio #TheMJshow
AS: Awesome band combining metal and politics and activism. This is the ultimate protest song!
MJ: See, this is why the "Guest Series" is awesome. I don't think I would ever have come up with this song. I'm going to check this out with you all now :)



9th Song - Guns 'n' Roses - Estranged #TheMJshow
AS: Slash’s guitar melodies, Axl’s multiple voices, and a million dollar video with Stephanie Seymour! #awesome :)
MJ: \m/ :)
Here's a bit of trivia about the song:
Released in December 1993, the music video is the third and final part of an unofficial Andy Morahan trilogy of videos (preceded by "Don't Cry" and "November Rain") from the two Use Your Illusion albums.
The over nine-minute-long video for "Estranged" is similar in style to the previous two in the trilogy; however, it appears only loosely to pick up the theme. This is mainly because Axl Rose and then-girlfriend Stephanie Seymour (who played Axl's love interest in "Don't Cry" and "November Rain") had broken up prior to filming, making the theme of separation/divorce highly relevant.

Okay, 'nuff said...now watch!


Got a couple of Bonus tracks for you. Just in case you were wondering how'd the other two songs in the trilogy look :)

Bonus Song - Guns 'n' Roses - Don't Cry #TheMJshow


Bonus Song - Guns 'n' Roses - November Rain #TheMJshow


10th Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge #TheMJshow
AS: Terribly clichéd to like this song but I fell in love with it again after I read Scar Tissue - Kiedis’ autobiography.
MJ: I love this song man. I have no problems at all that you chose this :) Forget being clichéd :) The song is BRILLIANT and deserves to be heard over and over again!


Arjun's Bonus Song - Jay Z - 99 Problems #TheMJshow
AS: Nothing can mess with the hova’s flow when he’s on!
MJ: I remember seeing the Jay Z - John Mayer videos you tweeted me a few days ago man! KICK ASS!
Okay...here's Arjun's bonus track and then I'll give you one too :)



Mihir's Bonus Track - Jay-Z featuring John Mayer - D.O.A #TheMJshow


Oh what the heck! Here's one more:
Mihir's 2nd Bonus Track - Jay-Z featuring John Mayer - You Don't Know #TheMJshow


That's about it for tonight :)
I'll have a lot more tweeps and musicians on The MJ Show soon!!

Right then :)...
Time to say...Good Night and Take Care :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!





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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The MJ Show #30 (Republic Day Special)

I decided to take a little detour from the music I've been giving you today thanks to a couple of videos I saw a little while ago. I saw the remakes of "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" a little while ago and I was completely moved by them. I think the makers of the song have done a fabulous job...but when I heard it, I thought of the original...and I had to share it with you all.
Bhimsen Joshi, one of the greatest singers, in the history of mankind, in my opinion had started off the old version and I get goose bumps just thinking about it.

You know what, no matter how "western" I may seem in my choice of music and the language I feel most comfortable in, I am extremely proud to say that I'm an Indian.
Even today, every time I hear the national anthem, be it in a theater or on tv, I get goose bumps and I feel superbly proud to be a part of this country.
A couple of years ago, my band, The Works had the opportunity of celebrating the band's first year anniversary at Hard Rock Cafe on the 14th of August. At midnight, as the we stepped into the 15th of August, in the middle of a rock show, I decided that I would sing the national anthem!
Honestly, I think it was the proudest moment of my singing career, whatever little I've had.
I have a horrible memory, but I know that I'll remember that moment always.

I think we have some BRILLIANT songs that make me feel extremely proud to say that I'm an Indian.
Tonight, I'm sharing some such songs with you.
Hope they make you feel as good as they did me.

Happy Republic Day my fellow Indians!
Here we go...

1st Song - Mile Sur Mera Tumhara (Original) #TheMJshow


2nd Song - Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara - Part 1 #TheMJshow


3rd Song - Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara - Part 2 #TheMJshow


4th Song - Maa Tuje Salaam #TheMJshow


5th Song - A.R.Rahman - Vande Mataram #TheMJshow


Bonus Song - A.R.Rahman - BSF Theme Song #TheMJsong (Recommended by @softykid)


6th Song - Lata Mangeshkar - Vande Mataram #TheMJshow


7th Song - Jana Gana Mana - The Indian Army at The Siachen Glacier Version #TheMJshow


8th Song - Jana Gana Mana - The Jagjit Singh Version #TheMJshow


9th Song - Jana Gana Mana - The Asha-Lata Version #TheMJshow


10th Song - Jana Gana Mana - The Greatest Version Ever! #TheMJshow


Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.
It was great putting up this list today.

That's it for tonight...
Time to say...Good Night and Take Care :)

This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!



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The MJ Show #29 (Classic Albums - AC/DC - Back In Black)

Tonight, I decided to start off a new concept, which I shall be repeating with other great albums in the future as well.
It is my Classic Albums series! If you've missed out any of these albums that I put out here, you HAVE to go out and pick them up. They are an ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE for any music fan.
I'll not restrict the albums to rock alone. We'll have Classic Albums from all genres in the days to come.

To kick off this series I knew that I had to give you one of the greatest rock 'n' roll albums ever made.
I'm talking about the ass kicking, mind blowing, out and out rock 'n' roller - ACDC's Back In Black!!!

Hell Yeah! Just listening to the name of that album gets me in the mood to rock out.
So if this is the first time you're experiencing the glory of Back In Black, I envy you, you lucky bastards!
And if you're a fan...well join me in what is going to be one helluva ride!

Here we go!

Okay first up...this album came out at a time when fans were wondering...is ACDC finished? Bon Scott, the first singer of ACDC, passed out after a night of heavy drinking in London and was left in a car owned by an acquaintance named Alistair Kinnear on 19 February 1980. The following morning, Kinnear rushed him to King's College Hospital in Camberwell, where Scott was pronounced dead on arrival.
He basically died by choking on his own vomit. Not a good way to go at all. Man!

Any how, so Bon Scott was out...ACDC had found themselves a new singer and lyricist in Brian Johnson. The million dollar question now was...was Brian Johnson any good?

The first song of Back In Black...made all doubts disappear!
GONG!! GONG!! GONG!! GONG!! The massive bell rang...heralding the coming of a new rock 'n' roll force. Brian Johnson had arrived and ACDC were BACK! BACK IN BLACK!
Here it is...
1st Song - ACDC - Hell's Bells #TheMJshow


There's no quit in this album. One bomb drops after another. Before you can recover from Hell's Bells...you have the 2nd track. One of my favourites on this album.
Here it is...
2nd Song - ACDC - Shoot To Thrill #TheMJshow


Time for the 3rd BOMB!!!
3rd Song - ACDC - What Do You Do For Money Honey #TheMJshow


The energy in this album is absolutely insane. The madness continues with this next song...
4th Song - ACDC - Givin The Dog A Bone #TheMJshow


The song "Let Me Put My Love into You" was rated #6 in the Parents Music Resource Center Filthy Fifteen list in 1985.
Enough reason for any young blooded kid to LOVE it! Listen to this one. What a song!
5th Song - ACDC - Let Me Put My Love Into You #TheMJshow


The song was ranked #4 by VH1 on their list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs, and in 2009, it was named the second greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. It was also ranked #187 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The same magazine has also ranked "Back in Black" number 29 on "The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time".
It is one of my favourite ACDC songs ever! From the starting riff to the brilliant vocals in this song...everything is KICK ASS!
6th Song - ACDC - Back In Black #TheMJshow


Now who doesn't love this song eh? And who doesn't know this!? :)
This one's pure rock 'n' roll fun! Have a blast boys and girls.
7th Song - ACDC - You Shook Me All Night Long #TheMJshow


Had to give you this! Man! One of my favourite bands and one of my favourite singers gettin' together! In the words of Barney...legen...wait for it...dary! :)
Bonus Song - ACDC & Steven Tyler - You Shook Me All Night Long #TheMJshow


Remember hearing in a documentary some years ago that this song was a direct tribute in an album which was kinda dedicated to the memory of Bon Scott.
8th Song - ACDC - Have A Drink On Me #TheMJshow


Another fast paced ass kicker this. Like I told you...there's no give in this one. It's an all out fight till the end kind of an album.
9th Song - ACDC - Shake A Leg #TheMJshow


We're just talkin' about the future
Forget about the past
It'll always be with us
It's never gonna die, never gonna die


Rock 'n' roll ain't noise pollution
Rock 'n' roll ain't gonna die
Rock 'n' roll ain't no pollution
Rock 'n' roll it will survive
These words capture the essence of the album and of rock 'n' roll music man!
What a way to end an incredible album! :)
10th Song - ACDC - Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution #TheMJshow


Back in Black contains some of AC/DC's biggest hits, including "Hells Bells", "You Shook Me All Night Long", and the title track "Back in Black." The final song on the album, "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" reached number 15 on the UK singles charts, the highest placing of any song on the album. According to Angus Young the album's all-black cover was a "sign of mourning" for Scott, as black is the traditional Western colour of mourning. It is AC/DC's best selling album, the second best-selling album of all time, and the biggest selling album by any band, with more than 45 million copies sold worldwide.
In 2006 Back in Black was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America as the fifth best-selling album in the United States, with 22 million copies sold. Despite its massive commercial success, it is not AC/DC's highest charting album in the U.S, peaking at #4; their next album, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, hit #1 in 1981 as did the band's 2008 album Black Ice. However, it hit number 1 on the UK charts.

That's about it for tonight. I'll bring you more classic albums in the weeks to come. You can give me your recommendations and requests in the comments here. :)
Thank you once again for the support on twitter and all the RTing :)
Keep it going boys and girls...spread the music...be passionate about what you love and spread the love...be passionate about rock 'n' roll music...cos like these guys here said...rock 'n' roll is here to stay!

Right on!
Time to say...Good Night...and Take Care :)
This is your Musicman Mihir signing Off!


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Sunday, January 24, 2010

The MJ Show #28 (Supergroups)

Tonight's special revolves around "Supergroups"!!
What are Supergroups you ask? I shall tell you what they are.
When you're an awesome musician, and you're famous...you land up having friends who are also awesome musicians and famous. When such awesomely famous musicians decide to get together and form a band...you get a super group.

See my very first band tonight for example.
Eric Clapton (Cream)
John Lennon (as "Winston Leg-Thigh") (The Beatles)
Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
Now if that's not a SUPER group...I don't know what is! :)
Here's a song that they did in a Rolling Stones TV Special called "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus". Recorded on 11 December 1968, this was the first time that Lennon, who was still with The Beatles, had performed in public without the other Beatles.
1st Song - The Dirty Mac - Yer Blues #TheMJshow


Now speaking of Cream, they're my second Supergroup for the night.
Cream had:
Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers)
Jack Bruce (Manfred Mann)
Ginger Baker (Graham Bond Organisation)
They had some HUGE hits in the late 60s and as often with these Supergroups, they broke up after making just 4 albums because they couldn't bear each other any more. :) Big musicians = BIG egos :)
Anyhow, of all the hits they've had, the song that I chose for tonight is...
2nd Song - Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love #TheMJshow


Well soon after Cream broke up Clapton formed another supergroup. It was a group consisting of:
Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream)
Ginger Baker (Graham Bond Organisation, Cream)
Steve Winwood (Traffic, The Spencer Davis Group)
Ric Grech (Family)
They made just one album, a self titled album and here is one of the best songs from that album.
3rd Song - Blind Faith - Presence Of The Lord #TheMJshow


After playing in all these awesome supergroups, Clapton decided to step into the background for a time. He played the sideman role with the American group Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, who had been the support act for Blind Faith's U.S. tour. He also played two dates that fall as a member of The Plastic Ono Band, including the famous performance at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival in September 1969, released as the album Live Peace in Toronto 1969.
But soon thereafter, he formed another Supergroup of sorts - Derek and the Dominos in the spring of 1970 by with keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon, who had all played with Clapton in Delaney, Bonnie & Friends.
Their only album was called "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" and it featured the great Duane Allman on a few songs.
Check out a live version of...Layla.
Though originally the song had Clapton and Allman, I have for you a version which features Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck on guitars and Charlie Watts on drums. Holy Supergroup again Batman! :)
You might remember that Page, Beck and Clapton started off their careers together in The Yardbirds. That's a Supergroup in retrospect...but wasn't one when the band was formed. At that time, these guys were just starting off. Man! What an awesome way to start off a career eh? :)
4th Song - Derek And The Dominos - Layla #TheMJshow


Now Layla was a song that was inspired by Clapton's love for his friend George Harrison's then wife, Pattie Boyd.
I now have for you a Supergroup that George Harrison was a part of. And what a Supergroup it was!
I'm talking about...the Traveling Wilburys. Check out the members:
George Harrison (The Beatles)
Bob Dylan
Tom Petty (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra, The Move)
Roy Orbison
Here's a bit of history on the band.
"Wilburys" was a slang term coined by Harrison and Lynne during the recording of Cloud Nine as a pet name for various types of equipment in the recording studio; Harrison, referring to errors caused by malfunctioning equipment, jokingly remarked to Lynne: "We'll bury 'em in the mix".
The term was used again when the entire group was together. Harrison suggested "The Trembling Wilburys" as the group's name; instead, Lynne suggested "Traveling", which was agreed on by the group. The American spelling of "Traveling" rather than the British spelling "Travelling" was used because the band started in the US and consisted of three Americans and only two Britons.
5th Song - Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care #TheMJshow


Okay my next Supergroup is one of the projects that Paul Rodgers was a part of.
The band was massively successful and had some incredible hits in the 70s and 80s.
The band under Rodgers comprised of:
Paul Rodgers (Free)
Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople)
Boz Burrell (King Crimson)
Simon Kirke (Free)
Here's a song of their's that I really love!
6th Song - Bad Company - Feel Like Making Love #TheMJshow


Bad Company earned six platinum albums until Rodgers left in 1982 at the height of their fame to spend time with his young family.
Soon though, he got back into the music business with his friend Jimmy Page!
(Bad Company released their albums on the company founded by Led Zeppelin - Swan Song Records)
Rodgers and Page got together with a couple of other super musicians and formed The Firm. The two albums they released didn't do a lot of business but they did spawn a few hits. One of which is the song I've got for you tonight.
The band comprised of:
Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company)
Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin)
Tony Franklin (Roy Harper)
Chris Slade (Uriah Heep, Manfred Mann's Earth Band)
And the song I have for you is:
7th Song - The Firm - Radioactive #TheMJshow


Now that I have mentioned Led Zeppelin, I've gotta talk about another new supergroup featuring a Zeppelin member.
I'm talking about John Paul Jones and his new band Them Crooked Vultures! Just heard them and I have a feeling that this one's going to be a good one!!
Here's what the band looks like:
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal)
Here's the first single from their debut album.
8th song - Them Crooked Vultures - New Fang #TheMJshow


My next supergroup, Temple of the Dog, was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. It was conceived by vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, lead singer of Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone.
The band released its only album, the self-titled Temple of the Dog, in April 1991 through A&M Records. Although earning praise from music critics at the time of its release, the album was not widely recognized until 1992, when Vedder, Ament, Gossard and McCready had their commercial breakthrough with Pearl Jam.
The band comprised of:
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Stone Gossard (Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam)
Jeff Ament (Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam)
Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
My favourite song from that album was:
9th Song - Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike #TheMJshow


In 2001, Chris Cornell got involved in another supergroup which comprised of him and the musicians of Rage Against The Machine.
The band comprised of:
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, solo)
Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Lock Up)
Tim Commerford (Rage Against the Machine)
Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine)
Here's one of their biggest hits:
10th Song - Audioslave - Be Yourself #TheMJshow


Another ass kicking supergroup that had some great rock n roll songs was Velvet Revolver who had Scott Weiland singing for them till he left the band in 2008. As far as I know, they're on a hiatus right now and are in the process of getting a new singer in place. Looking forward to seeing who joins them...but here's the initial line up of the band.
Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)
Slash (Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit)
Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Loaded)
Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Hawk, The Cult)
Dave Kushner (Wasted Youth)
And coming up is their Grammy Award winning song from their debut album "Contraband". It was awarded a Grammy in 2005 for Best Hard Rock Performance. Here it is...an asskicking live version of...Slither!
11th Song - Velvet Revolver - Slither #TheMJshow


The next supergroup I have is something else! Here's what Sammy Hagar, singer of the band had to say regarding the band's status as a "supergroup" - "We’re not a supergroup, we like hanging out together and the music is a bonus. We just happen to be in other groups." Full on eh? :)
The band that he's got along with some other super musicians or friends as he likes to call 'em is called Chickenfoot and check out who's in it!
Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Montrose, solo)
Michael Anthony (Van Halen)
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Joe Satriani (solo, Mick Jagger, Deep Purple)

Here's another interesting story about them.
While the band's name and logo reference a disparaging term used to describe the peace symbol, the "footprint of the chicken", bassist Michael Anthony asserts that the name originated from initial jam sessions between Hagar, Smith and himself: "there are three talons on a chicken’s foot and there were three of us." Later Anthony stated: "It was just supposed to be a bullshit name that we’d used for a while, and then when the rumors spread about the band, everybody used that name so we thought, 'fuck it, let’s call it Chickenfoot' - it all comes down to the music anyway."
Okay, enough talking...I LOVE the sound of this band. Can't wait to pick up their album.
Here's a song off it.
The first single...this one's called "Oh Yeah!"
12th Song - Chickenfoot - Oh Yeah! #TheMJshow


That's it for tonight. An even dozen. My top 12 to be precise. Sure there have been a lot more supergroups...maybe you can tell me some I missed here and you really like. Put it down in the comments here :) And for the love of God...do comment! So many of you are RTing the shows and telling me about it on twitter. Leave a word or two here as well. Doesn't take too long :)

Thanks for the support so far. Keep it going on. Pass the word around about this page and I hope you've seen the older shows too. If not, go through them now :)


Right then...good night and take care :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off :)


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