Musings of music producers in NYC...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Slash, Jerry Cantrell, Jakob Dylan,Tom Morello, Perry Farrell and more at the Road Recovery 10th Anniversary Show at Nokia Theatre, NYC, 4/17/08.

Wow- We at MajorWho are so proud of Gene Bowen, Jack Bookbinder, all the Road Recovery staff and mentors and especially the youth of the Crazy James Band, Henry Ittleson Center and the Hawthorn Center youth. The Road Recovery 10th Anniversary Show at Nokia Theatre, NYC, 4/17/08 was a huge success. Its an honor for us to work as mentors with this organization and we encourage everyone and anyone interested in giving a little something back to check them out and get involved!


This show was even more than I could have imagined. There are so many phone camera pictures and references it will take me weeks to sort through, but lets just say that Slash from Guns N' Roses , Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Joseph Arthur, MC5 founder Wayne Kramer, Jakob Dylan, Jimmy Gnecco and OURS, Dennis Leary (who rocked the crowd with 'I'm An Asshole':)), and the unexpected highlight of my evening Cypress Hill's SEN DOG getting the thousands in attendance to Jump, Jump, Jump- ROCKED the crowd hard for four plus hours in honor of Road Recovery's 10th Anniversary celebration. By far the best night out we've had in a long time!! A special thanks to Tom Morello and The Justice tour!



James Walsh & Mary Guilbert

I was also able to hang a bit with some of my favorite people over the course of the evening- including Mary Guilbert whom I have the honor of running around SXSW with along with the rest of the MajorWho/ Fun Palace / Road Recovery crew. When we were in Austin this last March we got the news that Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah was the number one download on iTunes after its appearance on American Idol by Jason Castro. A very special moment for a proud mom...

I'll do my best to put together a journal of the evening, but honestly- there were dozens of highlights that we will never forget- including:

  • Perry Farrell singing "Pets" and "Mountain Song" backed by Tom Morello and Jerry Cantrell on guitars.
  • Slash, Morello and Jerry Cantrell joining Wayne Kramer for the MC5's vintage "Kick Out the Jams."
  • Jerry Cantrell featuring Slash on Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here"
  • Tom Morello playing on the Alice In Chains staple "Brother".
  • Jerry Cantrell singing Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak," with Tom Morello and Slash on guitars.
  • Sen Dog of Cypress Hill doing multiple stage dives while backed by Morello, Slash and Farrell during performances of "Insane the Brain" and "Rock Superstar," as well as a version of House Of Pain's "Jump Around,"
  • Wayne Kramer pogo dancing during Sen Dogs set.
  • Perry Farrell singing Stevie Wonders "Superstition" with Wayne Kramer, Slash and Morello on guitars.
  • Jakob Dylan joined by Tom Morello, etc.. for Sam Cooke's "Bring It All Home" and "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands," which he dedicated to "The Nightwatchman" (Tom Morello's alter ego).
  • Slash closing out the set with Paradise City sung by Perry Farrell and Jimmy Gnecco and joined by everyone onstage including the Crazy James Band- a complete free for all!
Cell Phones w/ video cameras + YOUTUBE + BLOGS = instant gratification!!

Jerry Cantrell and Slash playing Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here"




Perry Farrell sings "Mountain Song"



Everyone performs "Paradise City" - Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) on vocals!



Jerry Cantrell sings "Jailbreak" w/Slash on lead guitar



Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Jerry Cantrell play "Kick out the Jams"




Sen Dog, Slash, Perry Farrell, Tom Morello play "Jump Around"

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