Don’t ever accuse Wanda Jackson of resting on her laurels or living in the past.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member (and contemporary of Elvis Presley) took time during her South by Southwest showcase Wednesday night to perform new material alongside her classics as well as say a few kind words about producer Jack White.
SXSW happened last month … sure, but there were some interesting events to look back on. Goldmine’s Chris M. Junior was everywhere at once and remembers the highlights.
Elvis Presley was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame at the very first ceremony in 1986. But his spirit hangs over this year’s ceremony as well, with the induction of his former bassist, the late Bill Black, and his former drummer, DJ Fontana, in the “Sidemen” category.
12 previously unreleased Hendrix tracks are coming out in March; John Carpenter’s "Elvis" is coming to DVD; Barenaked Ladies sign with EMI; James Taylor and Carole King announce U.S. tour dates; the final Johnny Cash American Recordings album; and a new Wanda Jackson single from Third Man.
What’s on the minds of Goldmine’s readers? Find out in this installment of Please Mr. Postman!
From rockabilly, rap and R&B to punk, disco and metal, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2009 nominees represent a broad spectrum. So, who’s nominated?