26 Jul

The Beastie Boys Rare EP’s

The Beastie Boys have put out 2 rare EP’s from the late 80’s in celebration of their 30th anniversary of their album ‘Paul’s Boutique’.  The titles are “An Exciting Evening At Home With Shadrach, Meshach And Abednego” and the “Love American Style.  These are the first two EP’s from a total of six rare EP’s they will put out over the next three weeks.

These EP’s will have B-sides, remixes, live versions and a slew of other music.


26 Jul

Ticket Scammer Escapes Prison

I thought this was interesting.  Hannah Rebecca Valentine, 19, recently scammed 100 people out of fake concert tickets, gone to prison and now she’s escaped.  She was found guilty of 53 fraudulent offenses by forging tickets to various shows such as Post Malone and several festivals.

I would stick to StubHub for tickets even though they charge an arm and a leg.

Here she is

25 Jul

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Soundtrack

I’m pretty sure you’ve seen the preview for the new movie ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Well the soundtrack will stick to the 60’s theme with artists Paul Revere & The Raiders, Deep Purple and others. The soundtrack will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally which will be available on July 26.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Al Pacino in Columbia Pictures “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

24 Jul

Music Quote TidBit – Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga once said:

“I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, “Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the deli without hearing or seeing me.”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (10095018aa)
Lady Gaga – Best Pop Dup/Group Performance
61st Annual Grammy Awards, Show, Los Angeles, USA – 10 Feb 2019

21 Jul

AC/DC Live Video from 1979

AC/DC just put out the original live video of ‘Back in Black’ from 1979. It was filmed in Arnhem, Holland and features the original singer, Bon Scott before he passed in 1980. Brian Johnson would replace Bon Scott and they would go on to make the album ‘Back in Black’ which went on to become one of the best-selling albums in music history. Here’s the video

21 Jul

Steve Perry New Single?

Steve Perry, most known for being the lead singer of Journey, is releasing a new single. It’s off his first solo album in 25 years and the track is called ‘Sun Shines Gray’. I’ve always loved his voice and this song just makes me happy for some reason. Last year the first song off the album titled ‘Traces’ debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.

Here’s the video for Sun Shines Gray

18 Jul

MNTB Greatest Lyrics – Journey

I’m sure you’ve heard this song especially if you’re into baseball or live in the Bay Area.

Journey – ‘Don’t Stop Believin’

Just a small town girl
Livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

Just a city boy
Born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
The smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on, and on, and on

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night

Streetlights people
Livin’ just to find emotion
Hidin’ somewhere in the night

Workin’ hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice just one more time

Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on, and on, and on

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night

Streetlights people
Livin’ just to find emotion
Hidin’ somewhere in the night

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on
Streetlight people

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people

17 Jul

CW Allen – Bad Dreams

Independent Music Promotions sent me over an Artist I haven’t heard before and I have to say, I’m really enjoying his music.  This first track titled ‘Bad Dreams’ by CW Allen sounds like you are in a dream and CW is your soundtrack.  The track is from the upcoming album titled ‘The Dream Baby 2’ which is coming out on August 2, 2019.  CW says

“Bad Dreams was written right after I found out my 19 year old cousin was murdered.  I just felt like I was in a bad dream that I couldn’t wake up from.  Unfortunately this is very common reality in Chicago and my hometown Cleveland.”

I had the chance to listen to all 5 tracks and they are all worth listening to, several times.   Take a listen



17 Jul

Nas Album Coming July 19

The original ‘The Lost Tapes’ came out back in 2002 and we’ve been anxiously waiting for the next one.  The Lost Tapes 2 is finally coming out on July 19th and like the first album, this will focus on unreleased tracks mostly from the ‘I Am…’ and the ‘Stillmatic’ albums.  Here’s the track listing:

1. No Bad Energy (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
2. Vernon Family (Produced by Pharrell Williams)
3. Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack) feat. Al Jarreau, Keyon Harrold (Produced       by Eddie Cole)
4. Lost Freestyle (Produced by Statik Selektah)
5. Tanasia (Produced by RZA)
6. Royalty feat. RaVaughn (Produced by Hit-Boy)
7. Who Are You feat. David Ranier (Produced by Eric Hudson)
8. Adult Film feat. Swizz Beatz (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
9. War Against Love (Produced by DJ Dahi & DJ Khalil)
10. The Art of It feat. J. Myers (Produced by Pete Rock)
11. Highly Favored (Produced by RZA)
12. Queens Wolf (Produced by DJ Toompm)
13. It Never Ends (Produced by The Alchemist)
14. You Mean The World to Me (Produced by Kanye West)
15. Queens Bridge Politics (Produced by Pete Rock)
16. Beautiful Life feat. RaVaughn (Produced by No I.D.)

17 Jul

MNTB Concert Posters – Blondie

Here’s a great poster from the Blondie show at The Fillmore in San Francisco on February 25, 2009

16 Jul

Today In Music – July 16

Here’s some interesting facts about July 16

*July 16, 1995 – Rap singer Queen Latifah was the victim of a car-jacking attempt that went wrong, leaving her bodyguard shot and wounded.


*July 16, 2000 – Coldplay went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release Parachutes. The release spawned the hit singles ‘Shiver’, ‘Yellow’, ‘Trouble’, and ‘Don’t Panic’ and won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2002.


*July 16, 2015 – A sports car belonging to hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash which contained valuable vintage records was mistakenly given away by a parking attendant. The incident happened in a Manhattan garage where the musician returned to pick up the vehicle after nearly two hours, the attendant said he had given it to someone else thinking he was the owner.

15 Jul

MNTB Classic Pic – The Smiths

Here is a great pic of The Smiths.  I couldn’t find a date but it has to be between 1983-1985

For you Dan!

13 Jul

Pollstar Concert Industry Stats

Every now and then I like to post information about the business side of music.  This is an interesting story by Pollstar on the Concert Industry Stats comparison for the period of 11/23/17 – 5/23/18 versus 11/22/18 – 5/22/19.

“The data shows that the concert industry is relatively stable. Though down single digits in overall gross and ticket sales, the concert business saw an impressive increase in average tour gross. While the Top 100 Worldwide tours declined 3.79% in total gross from $2.14 billion in 2018 to $2.06 billion in 2019 and total ticket sales dropped 6.14% from 22.27 million to 23.73 million, the Top 100 Worldwide Tours average gross per show increased significantly from $836,984 in 2018 to $915,095 – a 9.3% jump. That rise was in part fueled by more tickets per show: 9,901 in 2019 versus 9,282 in 2018 – up 6.67%.”

Read more details here:

13 Jul

Bowie and Barbie

Ok this is just weird. The Barbie doll is getting a new look. For the 50th Anniversary of “Space Oddity” by David Bowie, Barbie is making a Ziggy Stardust doll. It’s $50 and will be marketed more towards adults. This doll looks nothing like Bowie except for the clothes. Mattel, the Barbie maker, was expecting parents to wonder if the doll is a boy or a girl. Not sure about you but she is VERY much a woman. These people that live under a rock just amazes me.

13 Jul

‘Can’t Feel My Face’ Hits 1 Billion

Dayum this is impressive.  The Weeknd’s song ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ have been viewed over 1 Billion times on YouTube.  BILLION!

Even more impressive is the fact that this is his third song to pass 1 Billion.  ‘Starboy’ was viewed 1.5 Billion and ‘The Hills’ with more than 1.3 Billion views.


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