Bowling For Soup Pay Tribute To Eddie Money. Monday 4th November 2019
Pop-punk vets BOWLING FOR SOUP are paying tribute to the late, great rock legend EDDIE MONEY, with today's release of an unreleased cover of his seminal anthem "Two Tickets To Paradise." After a long adventurous search, vocalist/guitarist Jaret Reddick finally tracked down a recording of the song the band had made back in 2006 in order to properly pay homage to Money who recently passed away.
read Reddick's account below.
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"When I heard about the passing of Eddie Money, we were doing a fly-up show, up near where Rob lives in the Poconos. We went to his favourite bar for lunch. The place is called Flood's, and he never shuts up about it. We found ourselves in a really comfortable bar, with a great staff, cold Miller Lite, and great food. WE took over the jukebox and played nothing but Eddie Money. It was one of those times, where a song starts and you are like, "Oh yeah!!!"
I couldn't get it out of my head that we had recorded that song before. And then I remember that we did some music for a movie, many years back, called "Two Tickets To Paradise"! Surely we recorded THAT song!!! I looked everywhere, through my stuff, but man, 13 years ago...Where would that be?!?! On a CD? I looked everywhere I could, but nothing.
I sent a text to D.B. Sweeney. Star, writer and director of the movie. Google him. You know him. He wrote right back! but...Nothing. He had "Ride Of a Lifetime", a song that was in the movie, but so did I. I asked if he remembered us recording it. He said he thought so. I swore to everyone..."I know we did guys." We weren't sure they would get clearance to use the song, but we did it anyway.
The last hope was my great friend Casey DiIorio at Valve studios. We always recorded our tv and film songs there, as well as B sides and demos. But 2006?!?!?! We talked a bit. He kind of remembered. But it was a long shot. In those days, we recorded to two inch tape! That means, no computers. No storage place it could just magically be. He would have to physically find that tape, load it onto the machine, and even then, who knows what we had recorded, or how good it was!!
It took a few days. But he fucking found it!! Honestly, at that point, I was like, ok...Wanna just run me a mix and I'll throw it out there? Casey insisted he remix it. Who am I to say no to that? So he took his time, and he did. We sent it to my friend Paul Logus to master it, and here it is!
A long lost cover of "Two Tickets To Paradise" that, honestly, without Casey, would have never seen the light of day! I sound young. And it doesn't have the brightness of digital recordings these days. We should get ALL the indie cred on this, just for recording to tape! Enjoy it gang. RIP Eddie. And seriously, thank you for the insane arsenal of tunes." - Jaret Reddick (and BFS)
BOWLING FOR SOUP are currently celebrating their 25th anniversary, and have been releasing new music, covers and originals, over the last several months, including their recent take on SUICIDE MACHINES' classic song "Sometimes I Don't Mind" The band has also been performing shows around the world this year and will be headed to the UK next. Upcoming dates are listed below.
Tickets for their upcoming February 'Together Again' UK tour with Simple Plan and Not Ur Girlfrenz, are on sale now, you can get them right now at: https://www.bowlingforsoup.com
10th Feb - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
11th Feb - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
12th Feb - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
13th Feb - Manchester, UK - Victoria Warehouse
14th Feb - London, UK - O2 Academy
15th Feb - Brighton, UK - The Brighton Centre
Forestlive - Every summer The Forestry Commission put on good variety of concerts at various Arboretums across the country, click the below image to see what has been confirmed so far for 2019.
Bristol, Skyline Series - a brand new series of outdoor concerts coming to Bristol, click the image below for more details.
Of The Month - October 2016 - The Beards
The Beards - Sadly all good things must come to an end and this year see’s everyone’s favourite Australian Bearded rockers The Beards calling it a day, the band who formed back in 2005 have made a career of singing about Beards and in the ten years they have been together as a band they have toured constantly and released 4 studio albums titled ‘The Beards’, ‘Beards, Beards, Beards’, ‘Having A Beard Is The New Not Having A Beard’, ‘The Beards Album’ and also the most recent greatest hits ‘Ten Long Years, One Long Beard’ and every song on these albums is about beards.
Back at the start of the year the band announced that they were calling it a day and frontman Johann Beardraven had this to say “We feel like we've achieved what we set out to achieve through music, everybody now agrees that beards are great, so the time has come for us to rest on our laurels. But not before we go around one last time and say a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who's come out to see us over the years, and especially to everyone who's grown a beard, or adopted a pro-beard attitude.”
The band have spent the majority of the year touring across Australia saying a final farewell to their homebound fans and now the band are currently touring across mainland Europe before saying a final farewell to their UK fans in the middle of October and it is the perfect time to see the band on the live circuit as not only is it a farewell tour but the band will also be playing two jam-packed sets of bearded anthems from their impressive back catalogue, incorporating both the stripped-back acoustic sound that helped them gain radio play in Australia, and the infectious pop-rock that has won them a legion of fans worldwide.
The Beards are much-loved by audiences around the world for their refreshingly original concept, highly-interactive live shows and trademark sense of humour. Don't miss this hugely-entertaining Aussie phenomenon's victory lap of Europe this October.
UK TOUR DATES
Sat 15th Oct: Bristol, Marble Room
Sun 16 Oct 2016: Glasgow, King Tuts
Mon 17 Oct 2016: Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Tue 18 Oct 2016: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 19 Oct 2016: London, Scala
The Beards - If Your Dad Doesn't Have A Beard, You've Got Two Beardless Mums
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