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September 2005 News

Page updated on September 30, 2005
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Tomorrow Show, The - Get Ready To Rock With Tom Snyder! 'Punk & New Wave' Collection Coming!

Late last year we first had the heads-up that The Tomorrow Show, starring Tom Snyder, would come to DVD sometime in 2005 from The Shout! Factory. It's been at the back of our mind these many months, but no further word of the release, which planned to focus on punk rock and new wave music, had come...until now, that is!

Shout! is telling us that The Tomorrow Show - Punk & New Wave will be a 3-DVD set that has finally gotten into shape for a release as soon as January 24, 2006. And even that's a date that may change, as we can imagine when we look at all the music licenses that must be involved with this material! Still, it will be well worth waiting for, especially if you're a fan of this type of music (I certainly am, and am drooling at the prospect of this). Here is the description provided by Shout!:

"The Tomorrow Show" with Tom Snyder began in 1973 as a late night 60 minute show following Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, then expanded to 90 minutes in 1980. As the punk and new wave music of the late 1970s and early '80s emerged, The Tomorrow Show welcomed many of the key figures in the genre - for interviews as well as live performances. This three disc set includes performances and interviews with Elvis Costello & The Attractions, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Jam, Plasmatics and Split Enz. The DVD set also includes interview segments with Paul Weller, JOAN JETT, Patti Smith, and an unforgettable appearance by John Lydon.


Designer Oldham brings star power to new series

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Acclaimed designer Todd Oldham is bringing star power to the power drills of HGTV this fall.

Oldham is headlining his first series for the Home and Garden Channel with "Todd Oldham's Handmade Modern," a five-part décor series with celebrity guests.

The program premiered Sept. 26.

Todd Oldham's Handmade Modern Auction

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Bid on the five celebrity projects created on the show and donate to hurricane relief. Plus, get more design ideas from Todd Oldham now.

Place your bids and help hurricane relief at the same time. You could own these signed projects created by designer Todd Oldham and his celebrity guests while taping Todd Oldham's Handmade Modern. The eBay auction starts Monday, September 26th, at 5pm e/p so be sure to check back on Monday to start bidding!


Designer Todd Oldham's New HGTV Series

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Designer Todd Oldham's New HGTV Series Premieres Monday - Friday, September 26-30 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT With Bid To Support Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita Relief Efforts

Online Charity Auction of Home Decor Items by Oldham and Celebrity Guests To Benefit the American Red Cross

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- When HGTV's special five-part series, Todd Oldham's Handmade Modern, premieres Monday-Friday, September 26-30 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT, viewers not only will get colorful and practical decor ideas inspired by mid-century modern design, they also will get a chance to help others when they bid online with eBay Giving Works for five items made by the renowned designer and celebrities who appear on the show.

The online charity auction to support the American Red Cross begins Monday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT and runs through Thursday, October 6 at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT. Viewers can bid on Sweet Dreams Pillowcases by Susan Sarandon; String Art by Elizabeth Berkley; a Black Vinyl Ottoman by JOAN JETT; a Tiny Tableau Table by Amy Sedaris; and a Leaf Stencil Painting by Jeffrey Tambor. Eighty-percent of the winning bid for each item will go to support American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita relief efforts.

An ambitious half-hour decor series produced by New York shingle Co.Op, Todd Oldham's Handmade Modern is based on the renowned designer's highly-acclaimed book, Handmade Modern: Mid-Century Inspired Projects for Your Home (Regan/HarperCollins). For five consecutive nights, Oldham will show viewers how anyone can create home accessories and furnishings using the elements of modern design.


JOAN JETT on "Todd Oldham's Hand Made Modern"

Next week, September 26-30, Todd Oldham premieres his show "Hand Made Modern" on the HGTV network. It will run Monday through Friday at 8pm e/p.

JOAN JETT appears in the Wednesday, September 28th episode, called "Form and Function", within which the hands that lead the league in 3 chord rock discover the joys of power tools.

Today In History
from: Associated Press

Today is Thursday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2005. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 6:23 p.m.

Happy Birthday Singer-musician JOAN JETT!

Thought for today: "One of the great lessons the fall of the leaf teaches, is this: Do your work well and then be ready to depart when God shall call." — Tryon Edwards, American clergyman (1809-1894)

Radio Infinity sees 'growth' in 'CBS-FM

ROCKY II: Rocky Allen returned to WPLJ (95.5 FM) yesterday afternoon, six years after he left, and broke out the old "As I was saying..." line.

Mainly, Allen broke out his old "Showgram" personality - friendly, easygoing, droll, a little jaded - and his old "Showgram" sidekick, Blain Ensley.

Since Allen left, Ensley has been a sports guy and a morning sidekick on WNEW (102.7 FM), never seeming quite as comfortable as he does with Allen.


2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Leave Out Many Again

Cleveland, Ohio (AHN) – The nominees for the Class of 2006 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is filled with a lot of hold overs from previous years and virtually ignores a truckload of artists that many critics are shaking their heads over.

J.Geils Band, John Mellencamp, the Patti Smith Group, Chic, Joe Tex, Miles Davis, Cat Stevens, Blondie, the Paul Butterfield Band, the Dave Clark Five and the Sir Douglas Quintet will all have a chance to make it into the hall of fame, located in Cleveland.

This year also marks the eighth chance for Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd gets their seventh chance, and the Sex Pistols and the Stooges all of which are on try number five.


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Marathons are insane, but a 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles), hoofed to the likes of JOAN JETT, might be palatable. The Nike Run Hit Wonder starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 24, and Joan and her BLACKHEARTS, the Donnas, Fountains of Wayne, Nina Sky, Z-Trip and the Aquabats will play their hits at stages set up throughout the course (perhaps making the event more draining for them than the participants). Runners start outside the Exposition Park Rose Garden, cruise through USC, and finish on the field of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.


Rockers on tap for bike event

FAYETTEVILLE — JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, John Kay and Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat are among the musical lineup for the sixth annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ at Fayetteville. The festival is Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Jett and Kay will perform at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at 6 p.m. Sept. 30.

For information, check the event Web site at

15,000 runners, one cool Jett

On Tuesday night, nearly 15,000 people in Grant Park sweated to the beats of JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, the Donnas, Fountains of Wayne, Chingy, Nina Sky and DJ Z-Trip.

They weren't dancing -- they were running in the second Nike Run Hit Wonder race, an event that blends live music with long-distance running. Along the race route, the bands played on six stages and kept the runners' legs pumping.

Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion Mia Hamm kicked off the first race, a 10K, at 8 p.m. "I will not be at the front," the soccer superstar warned the cheering crowd. "I'm retired." Hamm and her husband, Chicago Cubs shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, moved to Chicago at the end of last season, she says. "My husband and I feel so welcome."


Death of a Rising Star

DEATH OF A RISING STAR, the Court TV special about Mia Zapata and the GITS, will be broadcast on Court TV on September 15th at 10 p.m. EST.

JOAN JETT takes a run with Nike
from: Midwest Beat Magazine

Over 15,000 runners participated in the Nike-"Run Hit Wonder" 5k and 10k race in Grant Part on a warm summer night in Chicago. This unique and popular race will hit four cities this year with stages set up along the runners trails to hear live performances from different bands before, during, and after the race. This year Nike picked JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS as their exclusive headliners.

When the BLACKHEARTS took stage, the pumped-up crowd rocked and rolled all night, song after song. The band sprinted with crowd favorites like "Light of Day", "Bad Reputation", "Love is Pain", and "Crimson and Clover". They then hurdled over some newer songs like "Naked" and "Five" and finally went into top-speed with their biggest hits "I Love Rock -n- Roll" and "I Hate Myself for Loving for You".

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS gave the thousands of runners who finished the race an additional hour of rock-aerobics including fist pumping in the air and jumping to the beat of each song. It seems like Nike's theme of their '05 event is right on when they say; Run Fast. Run Loud.

from: Niva Bringas

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Niva Bringas took some photos of JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS at their September 13th show in Chicago, IL.

Check them out in the Galleries section!

If you have a review or photos of a JOAN JETT concert, send an email (including your name, the city, venue and date of the show) to

Disaster Relief

We have found a place to contribute to disaster relief which we hope you will check out. It is a good way to contribute to the recovery while empowering the segment of the population which has been hardest hit.

Check out "Twenty-First Century Foundation"

Thank you for your consideration.

You can't stop Joan Jet
from: Mercury-Register

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JOAN JETT played at Feather Falls Friday night to a nice-sized crowd. Playing some great hits like "Do You Want to Touch" and "I Love Rock-N-Roll" had the fans dancing in the isles. Joan took a moment to mention the hurricane victims before starting a couple of new songs off her up and coming CD such as "It's Gonna Take A Long Time," "Five," and "Naked". Joan ended the evening with "Crimson and Clover" and "I Hate Myself For Loving You".

Home & Garden Television

Todd Oldham's Handmade Modern
Premieres: Monday - Friday, September 26-30, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT


New Mexico's Eyeliners share new style with El Paso

Austin, Seattle and Los Angeles are the cities that typically come to mind when thinking of music scenes.

The Eyeliners would like to add Albuquerque to that list.

"Areas like (Albuquerque) tend to have a lot of great musicians," Eyeliners singer Laura Baca said in a telephone interview from Providence, R.I., where the band was performing. "Cities like that are isolated, so there are not as many things to do so you get immersed in the music. It's really great for kids to have stuff to do. Music is a great thing."

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