We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest touring seasons, collide. So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated in recent weeks and months, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you! — involved as we attempt to pick rock's greatest live band or artist!
During their annual New Year's show at Madison Square Garden this week, Phish showed the video, which you can check out below, on the Jumbotron during a set break. The nine-minute-long clip is a montage that celebrates the band's 30th anniversary, which they celebrated in 2013.
"Musical inspiration can come from just about anywhere," says Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio. "For me, so much inspiration comes from the rhythms of the natural sounds in the air. Walking out in the country, you’ll hear certain sounds — a train, a boat, or maybe a horse walking on the road — and each of these sounds has a rhythm. If your mind is open, the simple rhythms of those sounds can inspire you and spark new musical ideas."
Throughout the decades, Phish have made a habit of performing "out of the blue" covers during their fan-favorite New Year's Eve Shows. In the past, they've performed complete albums by The Beatles (the White Album) and Pink Floyd (Dark Side).
The lineup for the 2012 edition of Bonnaroo has been announced, and will feature the reunited Beach Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, Radiohead, Alice Cooper and more. You can see the full list of confirmed acts below.
What do the University of Vermont, a restaurant named Nectar's and Michael Jackson's Thriller have to do with each other? They were all instrumental in the formation of one of the world's most recognizable jam bands, Phish.