Month: September 2011

The Mac Wire’s Top Concert Pick–Robby Krieger & The Les Paul Trio at NYC’s Iridium, 10-3-11, 8PM

By Anne M. Raso, The Mac Wire Contributing Editor

If you are a classic rock fan, we don’t have to tell you that Robby Krieger is a founding member of The Doors and is featured in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list. RK was a driving force behind the band’s success, writing songs like “Light My Fire,” “Love Me Two Times,” “Touch Me,” and “Love Her Madly” and his work for subsequent bands, including the Robby Krieger Fusion Band has shown his grow even further as a musical artist.

The Mac Wire will be out in full force for Robby’s show with who The Les Paul Trio on Monday, October 3rd at 8 PM. We checked out this exact same show last year at this time and it was supercool to check out Robby playing on Les Paul classics like “How High The Moon.”

You have a lot of chanced to catch Robby at the Iridium right now since tonight (9-30) he starts his five-day stint there (the first three nights are just with the Robby Krieger Fusion Band but you can bet that a couple of unannounced musical guests will be sitting in). Of course, you get to hear a lot of the ace axeman’s work from The Doors in extended versions, and the sound of his Gibson SG is a rock and roll legend in itself.

Tickets can be purchased at the Iridium door, but we suggest buying them ahead of time at www.theiridium.com and arriving early (6:30 or 7) for a good table. The club, located at 1650 Broadway (at 51st Street in NYC) is intimate, so all tables are good, but we admit that we like to be right up against the stage so we can shout out song requests after we’ve kicked back a few cocktails! Also be sure to “like” the Iridium’s official FB page: http://www.facebook.com/iridiumjazzclub

To see Robby’s performance of “Light My Fire” last year with the wonderful Evan Marshall on vocals (he channels Jim Morrison but is unique at the same time), go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjsqBaMlAqg

(Photos Of Robby Krieger Courtesy Of Gibson Guitars and Photo Of Iridium Sign Courtesy Of The Iridium Jazz Club.)

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Ashton Kutcher Still Wearing His Wedding Ring

The couple has been dogged by infidelity rumours and stories suggesting its union is under threat ever since Kutcher and Moore spent their sixth wedding anniversary apart last weekend (Sept. 24).

A series of cryptic tweets sent by Moore, who refused to talk about her husband on the red carpet at a premiere in New York earlier this week (Sept. 26), only served the fuel the speculation. She was also a no-show at a film premiere in Hollywood on Tuesday (Sept. 27).

But Kutcher fired back with tweets of his own on Thursday (29Sep11), directing fans to Public Enemy’s Don’t Believe The Hype on his Spotify.com playlist and then writing, “When you ASSUME to know that which you know nothing of you make an ASS out of U and ME.”

And he also gave fans a visual sign his marriage is still intact during a visit to a Los Angeles motorbike shop – he was photographed leaving the store with two new bike helmets and he was wearing his wedding ring.

Simon Cowell Denies Calling Beyonce, Lady Gaga ‘Boring’

Simon Cowell is conducting damage control following some insulting statements he allegedly made recently. The always outspoken “X Factor”judge reportedly said that Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and even Beyoncé lack the full-scale X factor that he’s looking for on his Fox reality show.

So, what got Cowell into so much hot water? “If you only ever heard Lady Gaga, she’s the most boring singer in the world,” he reportedly told The Mirror. “You’ve got to see her — you need TV. Same with Beyoncé. Or Katy Perry. We’re all about image. You have to have that X factor.”

Well, he is now going on the record to let everyone know they’ve got it all wrong. “This was completely misreported. It’s the complete opposite, in fact,” Cowell’s rep told RadarOnline.com. “Simon is a massive fan of both [Gaga and Beyoncé] and he always refers to them as amongst the artists he most admires. He thinks they are two of the most interesting, talented and relevant artists today.”

Source: MTV News

The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas! In Theaters One Night Only On 10-18! Don’t Miss It!

By Anne Raso, The Mac Wire Contributing Editor

We here at The Mac Wire just got the press release  from the publicist for a must-see Rolling Stones vintage concert, The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas and now we’re very psyched to check out the film. (By the way, this will be out on DVD and BluRay from Eagle Rock Entertainment on 11-21 in case you can’t make it to your local cinema to rock out to The Stones!)

Many classic rock fans argue that Some Girls was the last really good Stones album–and also say that the Some Girls Tour was their last really good tour. So read on and be there or the rest of us die-hard Stones fans will “miss you,” LOL. 

“It simply doesn’t get any bigger than bringing The Rolling Stones to music fans across the country,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom. “Well-preserved for more than 33 years, audiences will be spellbound by this incredibly rare concert footage as it flawlessly captures the band during one of its most musically riveting periods.”

Here is a condensed version of the press release (which includes where film is being shown and how to get tics):

Multi-platinum rock `n roll band The Rolling Stones will transport their  fans back to the summer of 1978 in The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas—a one-night, in-theater concert event on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). Unveiled for the first time in more than 30 years, this rare, never-before-seen concert was captured live in Fort Worth, Texas on July 18, 1978 and features an exclusive 20-minute interview with Mick Jagger, filmed in August 2011 as he reflects on the fabled 1978 U.S. tour.

The tour footage has been digitally remastered in HD with Cinema Surround Sound, and has never been released via broadcast, cable television or DVD before.

“Fort Worth was an amazing night in a blistering hot July,” says Mick Jagger in the film’s interview footage. “Watching it now, the band was really intense and focused, but we were also having a blast with the fans who were really getting into the show and the new tracks from Some Girls. I think our fans will love the chance to see this concert movie for the first time on the big screen.”

Presented by NCM Fathom, More2Screen and Eagle Rock, tickets for The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Here are the dates for the New York tri-state area–The Mac Wire editors will be at the 62nd And First Theater, so be sure to say hi:

Westbury Stadium 12 with IMAX
7000 Brush Hollow Rd
Westbury NY 11590

Union Square Stadium 14
850 Broadway
New York NY 10003

New Roc Stadium 18 plus IMAX
33 Lecount Pl
New Rochelle NY 10801

Commerce Center 18
2399 US Highway 1
North Brunswick NJ 08902

Port Washington Cinemas
114 Main St
Port Washington NY 11050

Parsippany Cinema 12
3165 Us Highway 46
Parsippany NJ 07054

First and 62nd Cinemas
400 E 62nd St
New York NY 10065

Chelsea Cinema
260 W 23rd St
New York NY 10011

Hoboken Cinemas
409 14Th St
Hoboken NJ 07030

Middlebrook Galleria Cinema 10
1502 Route 35
Asbury Park NJ 07712

Westfield
250 E Broad St
Westfield NJ 07090

Showplace 14
650 Plaza Dr
Secaucus NJ 07094

Edgewater 16 Multiple Cinemas
339 River Rd
Edgewater NJ 07020

Island 16 Cinema De Lux
185 Morris Ave
Holtsville NY 11742

City Center 15 Cinema Delux
19 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains NY 10601

College Point Multiplex
2855 Ulmer St
Flushing NY 11354

Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas
1001 Broadhollow Rd
Farmingdale NY 11735

The New Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Music Video "The Lady is a Tramp" Debuts Monday

Tony Bennett just scored his first #1 album with Duets II, and now the legend is ready to drop another video from the collabo project.

On Monday, his video for “The Lady Is a Tramp” — with a blue-haired Lady Gaga by his side — will hit the Web. On the track, Gaga gets a little feisty with the 85-year-old. “I hate California, it’s crowded and damp,” the New York-native Gaga sings, before Bennett chimes in giggling, “That’s why the lady is a tramp.”

“My favorite is that Lady Gaga,” Bennett gushed to MTV News at the Video Music Awards, where Gaga spent the night in character as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone. “She’s the biggest. I’ll tell you, I never met anyone with more talent than that lady.”

Source: MTV News

Prince William and Kate Middleton at a Children’s Hospital Opening

Photo: Splash News

Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive to the opening of the new Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, Surrey, UK on September 29, 2011.


There’s no royal bundle of joy just yet for newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton, though that’s not stopping them from taking care of other kids around the United Kingdom.
The royal couple gave some major support to The Royal Marsden Hospital at Belmont, Sutton on Thursday, as they attended the opening of the new Oak Centre for Children and Young People in London. Duchess Catherine looked elegant and stylish (when is she not?) in a three-quarter sleeved white dress and a pair of nude heels, while the Prince wore what is essentially his signature outfit: Royal blue suit with a red-hued tie.

Elisabetta Canalis Booted From Dancing With The Stars

Dancing with the Star said goodbye to another contestant Tuesday night and the unlucky star turned out to be Italian TV personality Elisabetta Canalis. Canalis found herself in the bottom three with Chaz Bono and David Arquette. She earned 21 points for her quickstep Monday night while Arquette and Bono landed at the bottom of the scoreboard with 18 and 17 points respectively.
Canalis’ pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy said he realized it came down to a lack of fan base for Canalis, who is best known in the US as the ex-girlfriend of George Clooney. “There were huge challenges for her. We’re a proud nation. We’re a welcoming nation, but [Americans] have our own idols and our own fan base. This show is about people who have huge fan bases. We can’t compete with that,” he said.
“For me, it was a gift every day staying here. It was a great adventure,” Canalis said. “I want to thank everybody because they made me come here. Thanks to the public and to everybody who voted for us. Now I am really nervous, but thank you anyway. It was a great experience.”
In addition to Bono and Arquette, the remaining contestants are: Ricki Lake, Kristen Cavallari, Rob Kardashian, JR Martinez, Nancy Grace, Chynna Phillips, Hope Solo and Carson Kressley.

Ashton Kutcher And Demi Moore Reportedly Split

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore’s marriage is over, according to Star magazine. Rumors of trouble in the couple’s relationship surfaced after they spent their 6th wedding anniversary – September 24 – apart, and now Star claims the cause of the alleged split is Kutcher’s “serial cheating.”
“It was definitely a long time coming, but they’re finally done for good,” an insider tells the tabloid. “Ashton was a serial cheater, and Demi just couldn’t take it anymore. She didn’t deserve to live that way. It’s a painful time for Demi.”
“Demi’s finally ready to move on after all these years because she’s sick of feeling like she can’t trust Ashton,” a source added.
This is not the first time Kutcher has been accused of cheating. He and Moore battled rumors of infidelity last year. The couple denied the reports on Twitter.  
Neither Kutcher, 33, nor Moore, 45, have commented on the latest rumors.