Cream Collaborator Martin Sharp Dies
... At core he was an artist beyond repute in my opinion, but not an artist necessarily certified by the academy." Sharp died of emphysema at his Bellevue Hill home and art studio in New South Wales, Australia on Sunday. more on this story Gibson.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Gibson.com - Excerpted here with permission. Cream
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Gucci Mane's Problems Escalate, Atlantic Records Pull Plug On Mr. Ice Cream
... acknowledged his new position -- in a message that was also retweeted by Atlantic -- by saying "From the streets to the Boardroom. SVP of A&R; at Atlantic Records I am. Let's Get it!" The news was reportedly broken by DJ Greg Street of V103 out of Atlanta, and was confirmed by Jeezy's production coordinator DJ Folk last night. (Billboard) Need to upgrade your video game stash? Ready for some hard hits, ice and extreme crashes across your TV screen? Check out today's top five reasons you need the new NHL 14 and win your own copy! Gucci Mane's Problems Escalate, Atlantic Records Pull Plug On Mr. Ice Cream
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LISTEN: Red Fang Release Stream of New Single "Blood Like Cream"
... Tweet Fans of Portland's wailing hard-rock mavens Red Fang extend their pinkies and pointers as Whales and Leeches's twisted sound-off single "Blood Like Cream
" leeches onto the airwaves. Two years have elapsed since the release of 2011's Murder the Mountains, whose melodic prowess drew acclaim and adoration from the stoner rock scene and beyond, earning the band the opener spot for Mastodon in their 2011 and 2012 tours. Through the hyper-masculine braggadocio and a gratuitous potshot at Bon Iver, their brand new metal-jerk bio by the Melvins' bassist Jared Warren boasts their return from touring the world-"playing to thousands of sweaty, hygienically-challenged maniacs at festivals and non-ventilated venues alike"-to the studio where they put together a refined, trippy, "good cheese" sort of record. Whiff on that, America. Whales and Leeches hits the shelves October 15. You can preorder your copy through Relapse Records.Search for Mastodon albums on Amazon Tweet LISTEN: Red Fang Release Stream of New Single "Blood Like Cream
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Eric Clapton (guitar, vocals) 1966-1969
Ginger Baker (drums, vocals) 1966-1969
Jack Bruce (bass, vocals) 1966-1969
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Cream was the first rock Supergroup. Clapton had been in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Bruce in Manfred Mann, and Baker in The Graham Bond Organization.
It was the Cream years when the "Clapton is God" graffiti started showing up around England.
Clapton broke up the band after reading a bad review in Rolling Stone and agreeing that the band had become boring and repetitious.
The band has played together three times since their breakup. The first time was at Clapton's wedding in 1979, the second was when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993, and the third was in 2005 when they reunited to play 4 shows.
Baker and Bruce went on to form a group called BBM with guitarist Gary Moore.
Clapton and Baker formed another Supergroup, Blind Faith
, in 1969 along with Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. Before deciding upon a trio, Cream had considered asking Steve Winwood to join. (thanks, James - Tracy, CA)
Clapton and Bruce played to together in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers before forming Cream. Bruce was in The Bluesbreakers for about a month, replacing John McVie.
One of the names they considered was "Sweet and Sour Rock and Roll." Clapton insisted they be called Cream because they were the best.
Bruce and Baker did not get along. They would usually either avoid each other or fight. They had played together in The Graham Bond Organization.
Baker and Bruce had a background in Jazz, and like many Jazz musicians, the 3 members of Cream would improvise solos at their concerts, sometimes at the same time. They could get away with it because they were such good musicians. The band would improvise both their set lists and their musical arrangements, sometimes jamming for as long as 20 minutes on one song. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Toward the end, Baker, Bruce, and Clapton would stay at separate hotels, getting together a few minutes before their shows.
Their last 2 shows in 1968 and their final show in 2005 were to sold-out crowds at Royal Albert Hall in London. They broke up two and a half years after forming.
Baker built the studio in Nigeria that Paul McCartney used for the Band On The Run album.
While it's well established that Bruce and Baker didn't much care for one another, they only agreed to play together as a group (at Clapton's urging) as they recognized that the other was immensely talented at their respective instruments. (thanks, Ken - Tuscaloosa, AL)
While Disc 2 of Wheels Of Fire is labeled "Live at the Fillmore," only one track ("Toad") was recorded there. The other live tracks were recorded at the Winterland Ballroom. (thanks, James - Tracy, CA)
There was a great deal of tension between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, which sometime manifested in throwing objects and damaging each other's instruments during performances. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Cream was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Jack Bruce's real name is John Symon Asher Bruce. He was born May 14, 1943 and plays cello, harmonica, acoustic guitar, piano, upright bass and electric bass. At one point, he quit college because of his interest in Jazz. (thanks, Jordan - Brooklyn, NY)
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.
Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."
Van Dyke Parks
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.