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 CNN.com - Transcripts
KING: A great night ahead with one of my favorite people, Jon Bon Jovi, his most recent album, "Have a Nice Day," and there you see its cover, has skyrocketed again to the top of the chart and it's country music that has made the theme go.
KING: Even at the crest of his career, when he goes on stage, there's a moment, maybe 10 seconds, where he wonders if it's there or is it going to go away.
KING: We have an e-mail for you from Michelle (ph) in Plymouth, Michigan.
transcripts.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0608/16/lkl.01.html   (5221 words)

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Jon Bon Jovi on stage in Helsinki: however grumpy he may appear off stage, the minute the show starts he is transformed into a humping, pumping sex god, making eye contact with every member of the audience Photograph: RICHARD CANNON.
And Jon and Richie are quick to challenge any suggestion that Crush has not performed equally well in America too, where it reached No 9 in the chart and has so far sold 760,000 copies in its first seven weeks of release.
Jon brightens perceptibly when the subject of his parallel acting career comes up, and you sense that here at last is a subject he doesn't feel has been chewed to death years ago.
bj-world.tripod.com /iviews/joniview10.html   (1485 words)

 Musicians, Bands and Artists Information Portal @ Practised.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The concept of the musician and the status of the musician in society varies from culture to culture.
An amateur musician is someone for whom music is a pastime and not their main occupation.
Many times a musician can be named according to his or her instrument (a violinist, for example, is one who plays violin.) The "-ist" suffix is most common, though not universal (e.g.
www.practised.net   (2842 words)

 Gang of Four: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Formed in 1977 by Leeds University students Jon King (vocals), Andy Gill (guitar), Dave Allen (bass), and Hugo Burnham (drums), Gang of Four (along with the Fall, Mekons, and Liliput) produced some of the most exhilarating and lasting music of the early English post-punk era of 1978-1983.
Gill and King, who by this point had final say-so on the band's musical and political direction, sacked Burnham, and the now "Gang of Two" released a so-so live album (At the Palace) and called it quits in 1984.
King and Gill put together a new Gang of Four and released the tepid but not disgraceful Mall in 1991.
www.music.com /group/gang_of_four/1/biography   (765 words)

 Jon Sanders: acoustic guitarist playing in drop d and dadgad tuning, Composer of film and tv soundtracks.
Jon Sanders: acoustic guitarist playing in drop d and dadgad tuning, Composer of film and tv soundtracks.
Jon Sanders has played acoustic guitar for over 30 years and is recognised as a leading exponent in drop D and DADGAD guitar playing.
Jon spends up to six months of the year on tour.
www.jon-sanders.com /index.asp   (137 words)

 Concert Preview: Q&A with Jon King of Gang of Four   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Singer Jon King, like a man on the brink, carrying on about sex as a commodity, the individual vs. the state and love as a case of anthrax.
Gang of Four made an earthshaking debut with "Entertainment" in '79 and followed it strong with the "Solid Gold" EP and "Songs of the Free," scoring a college radio hit with the dance-punk classic "I Love a Man in a Uniform." By '83, the heyday was over.
The only time that musicians have been able to reinvest their material or re-possess their material has been through the live album vehicle.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05276/581528.stm   (2345 words)

 Jon King (musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jon King, born June, 1955, is a singer, musician and founder member of the Leeds based UK rock band Gang of Four.
The band's main lyricist and co-songwriter, he sings in the group and plays melodica and avant-garde percussion, such as a microwave.
Referring to the influence of Situationism on Gang of Four's work in a letter to Greil Marcus, dated 1980, Jon King remarked that "where I think that Situationism was good was in the development of its revolutionary tactic: 'reinvesting' the cultural past.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jon_King_(musician)   (255 words)

King also cites the influence of structuralist Fred Orton as well as Terry Atkinson, whose attention to art and language would have a profound influence: "Music and lyrics, the one always analogous to the other, impossible to separate sound and meaning," says King today.
King voices concern about access to audience and raises a question about a performer's financial ability to "go it alone." Perhaps most importantly, King takes issue with those who would claim that the "do it yourself' decentralization of small independent firms spawned by the "punk revolution" represented an alternative to the established music business.
King is obviously pleased that the band was drawing a female audience, and attributes the effect to the socially favorable milieu known as Gang of Four, in contrast to typical rock environments where unaccompanied women can be subject to male harassment.
www.gangoffour.us /interviews.php   (11488 words)

 Sacramento News and Review May 19, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Veteran CDC employee Jon King said that it is common knowledge throughout the system that parole staff felt pressured by Hickman, via the chain of command, to reduce parole revocations in order to placate the governor and the Legislature, and to produce the predicted budget savings.
King believes that the SATCU program will work if it is used for the parolees it was designed for.
King also believes that Hickman and his staff at YACA botched the SATCU plan, in part, because of inexperience.
www.newsreview.com /sacramento/Content?oid=oid:35412   (4216 words)

 Jon Graboff
The lure of performing live music was too much for Jon to resist and he took up with a reconstituted Beat Rodeo at their Monday night gig at the Ludlow Street Café.
Jon continues to gig and record for many artists in and around the New York City area.
Jon has recorded with Ronnie Spector, Arlo Guthrie, Ben E. King, Jon Spencer, Kelly Willis, Amy Allison, Amy Rigby, the Schramms and Laura Cantrell who's CD “Not The Tremblin’ Kind” received a four star review in Rolling Stone Magazine.
www.graboff.com /bio_page.htm   (423 words)

 DenverPost.com - Where bands look for inspiration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
And it's a high compliment when an artist cites another musician as an inspiration, even if it has been downgraded into a rock journalism cliche over the past 30 years.
They were two of the most influential bands of the '80s and '90s, not only through their music but also the way they lived their lives as musicians.
The band's singer, Jon King, said one of the highest compliments he's ever received came recently on the band's reunion tour.
www.denverpost.com /entertainment/ci_3910965   (998 words)

 Elephant Talk: Interviews - King Crimson in Musician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
But that band trailed off into nothingness, so it regrouped and hit back with Crimson 2, leaner and meaner by far, and precisely strong enough so that as it was about to become the biggest thing in Europe, the pressure valve gave and blew the top of Fripp's head off.
And it was held that other musicians -couldn't- keep time, so they employed this guy called a drummer to do it for them.
Jon Anderson and I always had arguments about that back when I was in Yes.
www.elephant-talk.com /intervws/kingc-mu.htm   (4026 words)

 KingsHighwayMusic.com - Official Website for Kings Highway
Jon Cobert is a studio musician, composer and arranger.
He has 3 Grammy nominations for his work as a producer for Tom Chapin, with whom he tours the country.
He has also written the themes for ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" and "College Football Gameday" shows, as well as hundreds of TV and radio jingles for Rolling Rock, Budweiser, Canon, Rite-Aid, Showboat Casino, Wendy's, Spaghettio's, and Burger King, to name a few.
www.kingshighwaymusic.com /bios/JonCobert.shtml   (134 words)

 Gang of Four Surrender!
Unlike the rest of the band (King, Gill and drummer Hugo Burnham), Allen had been a working-class youth before he joined, and not a film, drama or art student at the University of Leeds.
With his departure, which was apparently precipitated by the pressures and problems the band encountered during their tour of North America, the Go4 lost its rhetorical (if not practical or social) connection to the class to which and for which the band aspired to be an inspiration: the modern proletariat.
In a letter to Greil Marcus, dated 1980, Jon King remarked that "where I think that Situationism [sic] was good was in the development of its revolutionary tactic: 'reinvesting' the cultural past.
www.notbored.org /gang.html   (1389 words)

 Help Us Find Dave Allen, of the Gang of Four - Creative Commons
Our archaic copyright laws allow artists, musicians, and other creators to hang on to their rights for far too long before they enter the public domain.
Mashing is one example, wherein a musician with a computer takes a song, pulls out the vocal melody, and literally mashes it onto another song.
talking about gang of four, does anyone here know how to contact jon king(mail,web page, is he dead or alive, what is he into,etc),cos ive been able to trace andy gill, dave allen and hugo burnham, but not him.
creativecommons.org /weblog/entry/3775   (472 words)

 Eye Weekly - Four for Four - 05.12.05
Within that release and throughout G4's discography, singer Jon King (with additional songwriting contributions from guitarist Andy Gill and drummer Hugo Burnham) exposed the fallacies in thinking modern society was normal and even natural.
The resulting combination was a brittle and minimal hybrid of punk, funk and disco (the terms "post-punk" or "white funk" sprang up as tags) that conveyed their agenda with a blistering urgency that like-minded, socio-politically conscious bands of the time, such as The Pop Group and fellow Leeds outfit The Mekons, simply couldn't match.
Returning with the original lineup intact and having re-recorded and revamped certain tracks from their catalogue ("To Hell With Poverty 2005" is currently available at the iTunes store) for an extensive UK and North American tour, these creators of the original intelligent dance music may yet get their due.
www.eye.net /eye/issue/issue_05.12.05/beat/gangoffour.php   (721 words)

 publish.nyc.indymedia.org | Gang of Four: anti-militarist music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The original line-up of Gang of Four -- singer Jon King, guitarist and second vocalist Andy Gill, bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham -- was together for four very productive years (1977 to 1981), during which the band released four albums (too of them great) and a handful of great EPs and singles.
The individual members of Gang of Four might well have become better musicians, but this would not necessarily mean that they'd become a better band.
But, in contrast to King (the disabused corporate executive), Gill acted like a prisoner of war forced to sing and play his guitar at the point of a gun.
nyc.indymedia.org /es/2005/12/61531.html   (1779 words)

 Gang of Four: Interview with Jon King
UK rhythm chopists Gang of Four are out touring to great critical acclaim, bringing with them their hard-to-love hits from the early '80s, full-flush reunion lineup in place, namely Jon King on vocals, Andy Gill on guitars, Dave Allen on bass, and Hugo Burnham on drums.
Read carefully Jon's comments about the band excelling live – this is no idle boast; the stage sound is excellent, the beats that are often thin and gnat-swatting on record transforming to busty and bountiful in the flesh.
Anyway, here's Jon, forced (by me) to celebrate the legacy, resulting in a whole lot of context in which to evaluate this solid gold asterisk of an act, rejuvenated and reminding.
www.lollipop.com /issue69/f-gangoffour.html   (2293 words)

 Jon King Krunk Lil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
B, tagged by Lil Jon-the king of Krunk-as a mixture...
Lil jon and eastside boyz king of krunk.
Coast scene by collaborating with the south's King of Krunk Lil Jon, Chi-Town's Twista, and West Coast-resident Nate...
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 Jon King - AOL Music
Making a comeback in 1983, Jon King continued to appear in films and videos...
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Download, listen and watch Jon King music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
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 Then It Must Be True - Gang of Four
Although Gang of Four—which was made up of vocalist Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bassist Dave Allen, and drummer Hugo Burnham—led the pack in terms of musical ingenuity and daring lyricism, the band never quite received due recognition.
I was reading an interview that Jon did in the UK, then I read that you actually quoted him in an interview that you did not too long ago about being in opposition versus being in collaboration with the system.
Well, actually, I think that the point that Jon was making is it’s not necessarily picking a subject to be in opposition to, it’s just operating always from an oppositional position so that we would never compromise our music.
www.thenitmustbetrue.com /allen/allen.html   (3113 words)

 gang of four - Dissensus
King will join the firm as managing director and worldwide partner as The
King is not yet ensconced in his new role because he is currently touring
From itinerant musician to itinerant management consultant -- not such a big step, especially if you're from an indie / lefty background -- gives you a sharper insight into where the money goes (and how to hang on to it).
www.dissensus.com /showthread.php?t=2363   (554 words)

 Nat King Cole Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
If you get it before it's too late or before you're too old, you'll pull through all right.
3 I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer.
Source: Nat King Cole, by James Haskings, 1990.
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 Jon English - King of Everybody - LINKS
Easiest place to learn about Jon, hear his music, meet his friends, and be hit on by sexual predators.
Another one of Jon's homes on the internet, but this one he shares with Simon Cowell.
Austin's hardest working musician and old bandmate of mine.
www.jonenglish.net /links.html   (176 words)

Jon King's calls into the night about everyday life among the living dead were matched by guitarist Andy Gill's equal hits of clarity and chaos, and a thrash-funk rhythm section contradicted the horrors with a demand that everyone do The Hustle.
Sadly, the power of the most lyrically and musically profound UK punk band was diminished when they later became a hipster name-drop.
On Return the Gift King's declarations are still arresting and the rhythms still push over cars.
www.xlr8r.com /reviews.php?uid=DF1909C151CCF045926D7BA6B4ED8412   (209 words)

 Siouxsie and the Banshees MP3 Downloads - Siouxsie and the Banshees Music Downloads - Siouxsie and the Banshees Music ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Built on an eclectic mix of influences and interests ranging from art-rock to glam and disco, the group debuted with a manic cover of David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging," which earned them a contract with Fiction...
The band's sound further evolved with the addition of musician Summer Bowman on their first full...
Bauhaus guitarist Daniel Ash created Tones on Tail as a side project in 1981 with bassist Glenn Campling, who was also a roadie for Bauhaus.
www.mp3.com /siouxsie-and-the-banshees/artists/103849/similar.html   (713 words)

 Freemuse: News 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Timour Kacharava, a Russian musician and founder of the punk-hardcore-trash band Sandinista, has been stabbed to death in the streets of St. Petersburg.
During Morocco trial rock and heavy metal musicians were accused of Satanism, "acts capable of undermining the faith of a Muslim" and "possessing objects which infringe morals".
A musician from Turkey’s Laz minority group says the country’s public television has refused to allow him to perform his songs...
www.freemuse.org /sw8302.asp   (2134 words)

 Music | Fenway Views   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Many people in the audience already did — some of the musicians have local connections, and all four of Pink Martini’s Pops dates this week have sold out.
Before the group had finished its set last night, people were out of their seats and dancing, wreathing a conga line through the aisles.
Considering that Gang of Four’s original foursome — singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bassist Dave Allen, and drummer Hugo Burnham — hadn’t played together since the early 1980s, few would have expected the band itself to resurrect that power when it reunited earlier this year.
fenway-views.com /music?from=700   (1123 words)

 Music Business Blog by Jason Feinberg » Underrated Band Of The Month: Gang Of Four
I’ve been a musician, a DJ, a music director, a studio engineer, a label employee, worked at the Grammy awards (NARAS), and have been independently marketing and promoting music for 3 years.
With Allen and Burnham combining as a formidable and frequently very funky rhythm section, Gill didn’t play guitar as much as emit thick wads of semi-tuneful distortion, while King “sang” in a dry, declamatory fashion similar to that of the Fall’s Mark E. Smith.
Dave Allen, Hugo Burnham, Andy Gill, and Jon King fused punk, funk, explosive prog-rock, and literate and often incendiary lyrics into a signature, groundbreaking sound that would influence countless bands to come.
www.musicbusinessblog.com /?p=134   (996 words)

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