Las Vegas honors Mötley Crüe; Ziggy Marley gets his own show on SiriusXM and a record label launches a search for the person capable of singing a note that has yet to be sung.
Vegas Loves Mötley Crüe
Mötley Crüe begins its Las Vegas residency at The Joint @ the Hard Rock Hotel / Casino tonight, playing 13 shows now through Feb. 19. To celebrate, Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman proclaimed today “Mötley Crüe Day” in Sin City.
Now, before you start entertaining images of Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee running rampant through the desert city on a day where nothing is denied to them, think again. It’s just a proclamation and not the keys to the city or a collective “king for a day” arrangement. But wouldn’t it be fun to turn the town over to Mötley Crüe for a day? The mind boggles as to what the boys might do if given total control over the city.
Meanwhile, the band’s residency has The Crüe playing four shows a week, including Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. Visit Motley.com for more info.
First Midwest Bank Amphitheater, Tinley Park, Ill.
July 1, 2011
Ziggy On The Air
Ziggy Marley has signed on to SiriusXM Radio with a new monthly show.
Appropriately titled "Ziggy Marley’s Legends Of Reggae,” the radio program features the son of reggae legend Bob Marley talking about, well, reggae legends. Debuting Feb. 5 on the eve of Bob Marley’s 1981 death, the first program features Ziggy talking with Jimmy Cliff.
Along with talking to and about reggae musicians, the program will feature plenty of music from the entire Marley family as well as Ziggy talking about music and culture.
“It is my privilege to use this medium to honor the legends of reggae and to use it as a vehicle to educate and enlighten listeners,” Marley said.
Performing at the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland.
July 8, 2011
Hitting Rock Bottom
Believe it or not, there are notes that haven’t yet been sung, some too high and some too low.
The Decca music label has launched a search to find someone with the pipes to sing the latter, a low “E,” which resides in a very bassy world located almost three octaves below a piano’s middle “C.”
There’s a reason for all this low-end activity. Paul Mealor, who composed the Christmas hit “Wherever You Are” sung by The Military Wives, has written a piece called “De Profundis (Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord), which features the never-before-sung low “E,” reports Reuters.
“My setting of De Profundis calls for a rich and powerful voice; a voice that can not only touch the heart with its sincerity and truth, but also make every fabric of the human body resonate as it plunges into the very lowest parts of the vocal spectrum,” Mealor said.
As to how low a voice can go, “Guinness World Records” claims the lowest note produced by a singer is a low “F Sharp” sung by American Roger Menees two years ago.
Think your voice can go deep enough on the scale to hit low “C?” The label has a website where singers can upload their recordings. Click here for all the details.