In the tradition of previous mourners who turned New York’s Bowery into “Bowie”, the city that never sleeps is saying farewell to the Paisley Rocker, the artist formerly known as…
Earlier this year, it was reported that Guns & Roses front man Axl Rose would finish the last 10 dates on the 2016 AC/DC North American Tour.
Earlier today, Brian Johnson, AC/DC’s frontman for the past 36 years, released a statement shedding further light on the situation.
It seems his hearing has been in a precarious state for some time, and he was finally advised by physicians that continued touring would deafen him entirely.
He added that he was “personally crushed by this development more than anyone could ever imagine. The emotional experience I feel now is worse than anything I have ever in my life felt before. Being part of AC/DC, making records and performing for the millions of devoted fans this past 36 years has been my life’s work. I cannot imagine going forward without being part of that, but for now I have no choice. The one thing for certain is that I will always be with AC/DC at every show in spirit, if not in person.”
This sad development underscores the need to properly monitor one’s hearing at loud music events, both onstage and in the audience. Damage is cumulative, and over time the continued exposure to levels of sound that exceed the safe decibel range will erode hearing. Other long-term rockers have suffered hearing loss as well. Among the most-famous examples is Who guitarist Pete Townsend, whose battles with tinnitus have forced him to limit his touring and severely manage his on-stage sound mixes.
Our neighborhood pals at the Tribeca Film Festival just gave us a shout-out in their festival guide as one of the things to do during the festival!
So, all you movie lovers – come get some rock n roll!
Guess it helps to have Robert DeNiro as a client!
From our SOLD OUT show at The Cellar @ 22 Warren St., NYC, Sean “Chops” Rainey leads a bachelorette conga-line with Justin Timberlake’s SEXYBACK!!!
Our Saturday night Dueling Pianos shows in NYC have been sold out for month after month.
We’ve been turning away bigger crowds every week, ever since TIME OUT NY picked our show as one of their THINGS TO DO on a Saturday Night.
So, what’s a party-seeking New Yorker to do???
Come visit us on Friday! Specifically, Friday April 29th.
And we’ll sweeten the deal – use the promo code TRIBECA for 30% off your tickets – but only while supplies last!
The Cellar @ 22 Warren St. NYC 10007
From our SOLD OUT show at The Cellar @ 22 Warren St., NYC, Sean “Chops” Rainey gets some bachelorettes involved in WHAT I’D SAY, and the way Ray Charles himself would’ve played it!
From our SOLD OUT show at The Cellar @ 22 Warren St., NYC, Frankie Turner and Matt Tobin celebrate a birthday centerstage with YOU LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELING!
As you may recall, earlier this year we wrote about the case of NYC singer Collette McLafferty, who was sued for ten million dollars for allegedly being too ugly and mediocre, according to plaintiff Charles Bonfante.
Last week, Judge Arthur Pitts dismissed the “frivolous” lawsuit.
McLafferty is now seeking compensation and reimbursement for her legal expenses from Bonfante.
FYI – when not in court, Judge Pitts presides on another bench – as an amateur pianist on Long Island!
Now THAT’S a judge of character!