All posts by Jack Brenn
Elvis Presley, NYE Traditions.
There are few patterns in how Elvis celebrated the coming of each new year. Only three times did Elvis perform on New Year’s Eve—once at the start of his career and twice at the very end. In...
- Posted December 30, 2019
Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World, Neil Young Backstory
It’s no surprise that 1989 saw Neil Young’s transformation from folk-rock legend to a growling, snarling pre-grunge harbinger of Nirvana and Pearl Jam’s impact on music. “Rockin’ In The Free World” is filled with anger at an...
- Posted December 18, 2019
William DeVaughn and Onstage Magazine would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. DeVaughn wrote “Be Thankful For What You Got” in 1972. The record sold nearly two million copies on its release in the spring...
- Posted November 28, 2019
Urban Myths. The Beatles, Paul Is Dead.
“Paul is Dead” is an urban legend and conspiracy theory alleging that Beatles member, Paul McCartney died in 1966 and was secretly replaced by a look-alike. The Legend: On Wednesday, November 9th, 1966, after working at Apple...
- Posted November 11, 2019
Guns-n-Roses ‘November Rain’ Backstory
“When your fears subside, and shadows still remain”…. ‘November Rain’ stands the test of time. It’s hard to believe almost thirty years have passed since Guns-n-Roses released ‘November Rain’. Written by the band’s frontman, Axl Rose, the...
- Posted November 1, 2019
Billie Eilish @ACL
Performing on the Honda Stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival Billie Eilish told me to jump like a kangaroo, so I jumped like a kangaroo. She also sported lime green hair, tied up in...
- Posted October 27, 2019
Gary Clark ACL
Austin native and legendary blues-rocker, Gary Clark brought the crowd together at the Austin City Limits Festival during weekend two. It was cold and blustery outside but Clark heated the huge crowd up with a screaming set....
- Posted October 21, 2019
Lynyrd Skynyrd Urban Legend
#halloween 👻 On October 20, 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane went down near McComb, Mississippi. Following a performance at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, South Carolina, the band boarded a chartered Convair CV-240 bound for Baton Rouge,...
- Posted October 20, 2019
Paolo Nutini Live @ACL Photo Gallery
Paolo Nutini (born 9.1.1987) is a Scottish singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the UK with the release of his debut album These Streets. Paolo Nutini’s debut album, These Streets, was produced by Ken Nelson, who has...
- Posted October 9, 2019
John Fogerty Show-Stopping Performance Bourbon & Beyond
Creedence Clearwater Revival lead singer and guitarist, John Fogerty was a showstopper at Bourbon & Beyond on Friday night. Fogerty is touring with a five-piece band that swells to 12 during the set after adding in dancers...
- Posted September 24, 2019