Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More Breaking Rock News

Ronnie Wood's wife is apparently "happy" now that the whole running-off-with-a-nineteen-year-old-cocktail-waitress saga is behind her, and she is happier without the old man in her life. She says all that stuff people say after painful breakups...I'm happier being single, blah blah blah. Nowhere does she mention the 80-million dollar divorce settlement as contributing to her happiness. But likely it helps.

A new Guns N Roses track from Chinese Democracy, "Better", was released earlier this week. Almost no one noticed. The album comes out on Sunday, and I am betting, even with the massive 24-hours-of-Guns N Roses day we're doing here on CHEZ on Saturday, where we give away one copy of the album every hour, that it will not do the kinds of sales they are expecting.

Rolling Stone magazine is all about the lists. And so am I - they create some good debate. Now they are talking the 100 greatest singers of all time. Here are the top 10:

1. Aretha Franklin
2. Ray Charles
3. Elvis Presley
4. Sam Cooke
5. John Lennon
6. Marvin Gaye
7. Bob Dylan
8. Otis Redding
9. Stevie Wonder
10. James Brown

No complaints here with the top ten, and it was nice to see Neil Young get some love at #37. Reggae, however, was under-represented. Only Bob Marley and Toots Hibbert (nice surprise) made the list, while Jimmy Cliff and Bunny Wailer were left off. Oh well. The full list is here:


  1. It's well known that Rolling Stone has no love for Heart, Boston, and Rush, but I think Ann Wilson, Brad Delp, and Geddy Lee should be somewhere on the list.

  2. Brad Delp, perhaps. Ann Wilson, top 200 maybe. Geddy Lee? Really? Geddy Lee? Come on now...I would have liked to see Burton Cummings on there though...

  3. I think i would've liked to see Steven Tyler or Jimi Hendrix . Also Robert Plant and Paul Mcartny shouldve been higher up