Join Dan for a look back at some “Rock Happenings” in 2012 today on The List. Big deals this past year include some big honors for big legends like a Medal of Freedom and the Kennedy Center honors.Other notable events will be served up in fine fashion today at 4 on The List!
Like a Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan-Dylan Medal of Freedom
Beautiful Girls-Van Halen-Year of Dave and Tour
It’s Only Rock and Roll-Stones at 50
The Weight-The Band
Over the Hills and Far Away-Led Zeppelin-Kennedy Center Honors and Celebration Day DVD
One more day with Dan and Denver’s Mythical concert guru Barry Fey today on The List. Join the two of them as Barry reveals his top 5 guitarists. It’s a journey into Barry’s “Backstage Past” today on The List.
Stevie Ray Vaughan-The Sky is Crying
Jimmy Page-Heartbreaker/Livin Lovin Maid
Jeff Beck-Mystery Train (With Chrissie Hynde)
Jimi Hendrix-Purple Haze
Barry Fey is back as Dan’s special guest today on The List. Join Dan and Denver’s legendary concert promoter as Barry counts down his top 5 rock songs. Number one is a tune that was so prominent in rock radio for years…you hardly ever hear it!
Born to Run-Bruce Springsteen
Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin
Today on The List, its Santa’s Little Rockers. Dan is featuring rockers who small in stature but big in talent. Hey, the shortest rocker is almost elfin in size, standing all of 5 feet tall. Put man does she pack a rockin’ wallop!
Money Talks-AC/DC-Angus Young 5 feet 2 inches
Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo-Rick Derringer 5 feet 4 inches
We Belong-Pat Benatar 5 feet…that’s a lot of power per inch
You Can Call Me Al-Paul Simon 5 feet 3 inches
Talk to Me-Stevie Nicks 5 feet 1 inch
At Christmas time, they are the hardest gift to come up with. So today, Dan’s got some stellar ideas for holiday stocking stuffers. Most of them are cheap, some are consumable and one will win her dudes…I’m just sayin’!
Cheap Sunglasses-ZZ Top
Elderberry Wine-Elton John
One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer-George Thorogood
I Want Candy-Bow Wow Wow
You just borrow somebody else’s creative mojo and not take a chance at getting sued. Hey, today on The List, Dan has the Sue You, Sue Me Blues. Find out which band borrowed from Glenn Miller, which band probably got sued the most and learn about a rocker who was sued for sounding like…himself!
Boogie with Stu-Led Zeppelin (Sued by Richie Valens estate for borrowing from Ohh My Head)
All You Need is Love-Beatles (Glenn Miller Estate Sued)
Old Man Down the Road-John Fogerty (Sued by Fantasy Records for sounding like himself!)
I Want a New Drug-Huey Lewis (Huey sued Ray Parker Jr. for Ghostbusters Theme)
My Sweet Lord-George Harrison (Chiffons sued him)
Today on The List…you’ll hear 5 songs that were all banned by the BBC. Paul Simon got axed due to product placement in his tune…a BBC no-no! The Police mentioned Northern Ireland and Paul McCartney got a bit too sexy for his shirt…and the BBC!
Hi Hi Hi-Wings (sexual)
Invisible Sun-Police (political-mentions northern Ireland)
Lola-Kinks (product placement)
Kodachrome-Paul Simon (product placement)
Everybody wants to rule the World-Tears for Fears (Banned during first gulf war)
It’s a special day today… 12/12/12. So, with that in mind in a perfect act of symmetry today on The List, Dan will be featuring some of Rocks greatest 12 string guitarists. I know, it’s sheer perfection. Who do you suppose will be dubbed the King of the 12 String?
The Rain Song-Led Zeppelin-Jimmy Page on 12 String
Closer to the Heart-Rush-Alex Lifeson on 12 String
Ticket to Ride-Beatles
Free Fallin-Tom Petty
Turn Turn Turn-Byrds-Roger McGuinn
It’s the Life of Brian today on The List-Dan Counts Down the top 5 dudes named Brian in classic rock. By the way, the number one Brian of all time is not only a rocker; he’s also a school chancellor and an astro-physicist!
Brian Eno (Producer) U2--I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Brian Setzer-Stray Cats-She’s Sexy and 17
Brian Jones-Paint It Black-Rolling Stones
Brian Johnson-AC/DC-Back in Black
Brian May-Queen-Killer Queen
It’s almost like a beauty pageant today on The List. Dan has assembled his 5 choices to compete for the title of top “Golden Rock God.” You might think Robert Plant or Roger Daltrey would get the top spot, but watch out for the upset. Golden Rock Gods throw down on The List.
David Lee Roth-Beautiful Girls-Van Halen
Joe Elliot-Photograph-Def Leppard
Roger Daltrey-Baba O’Riley-The Who
Robert Plant-Whole Lotta Love-Led Zeppelin
David Coverdale-Here I go again-Whitesnake
It might even be better than being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame It is…having a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream flavor in your honor! Today on The List, Dan is counting down the top 5 and number one on the list of Rocker inspired ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s top seller!
Dan goes “live” with The List. Join him as features five songs that sound a whole lot better live than they do as studio recordings. Two of them were recorded in Japan…must have been something in the water!
Silver Springs-Fleetwood Mac
I Want You to Want Me-Cheap Trick
Coming Up-Paul McCartney Live at Glasgow
It’s the “Say Hey” List today at 4-Dan has 5 songs with masterful use of the sometimes rude word “hey”. Now, keep in mind “Hey” is not in the title of these songs…but the first word heard is hey. Elton John, Stevie Ray Vaughan…the list goes on. Hey, don’t miss it!
-Bennie and the Jets-Elton John (Hey Kids…)
-Black Dog-Led Zeppelin (Hey Hey Mama)
-Don’t You Forget About Me-Simple Minds (Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey)
-Look at Little Sister-Stevie Ray Vaughan (Hey, Hey, Hey Mama)
-What I Like About You-Romantics (Hey)
Rockers who were born in the month of December make The List today. Join Dan as he features Eric Clapton’s idol, rock’s most enigmatic front man, and the walking definition of Blue Eyed Soul. Some of rocks most unique voices will sing today…on The List!
Takin it to the Streets-Doobies-Michael McDonald-12/2
After Midnight-JJ Cale-12/5
Melissa-Allman Brothers Band-Gregg Allman-12/8