Keith Richards isn't the only one who writes in his sleep, coming up with the guitar part to "Satisfaction" during the early part of a REM cycle. The usually indefatigable Lady Gaga not only revealed that she actually sleeps, but that her best songs are written then. "I just have to [write songs]. Sometimes in the middle of night when I'm falling asleep I have a lot of ideas, then wake up and record them into my phone and send it to my producers and then I fall asleep," GaGa confessed on Britain's The Paul O'Grady Show.
While we're on the subject, we should mention one thing that Keith isn't dreaming about these days is Super Heavy. "I haven't heard anything about it. I just wish him luck," speaking about the super group featuring his erstwhile band mate, Sir Mick Jagger.
While not quite a knight, Bryan Ferry is "delighted" at being honored with being named a Commander of the Order (CBE) of the British Empire in Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honors List. Elegant and humble as ever, Ferry said, "I would like to thank those who have given me the award and all the musicians and others behind the scenes who have helped me throughout my career."
So how will we be
celebrating? By buying tickets to Ferry's first US tour since 2002. He
recently announced a ten-date U.S. tour (so far, he's confirmed only four shows: 09/29 - Miami, FL @ The
Fillmore, 10/11 - Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House, 10/14 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater, 10/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre ) falling on the anniversary of the
release of his last studio album Olympia, which was released in October, 2010.
While not a true Roxy Music reunion, he will be joined with founding members Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, and Paul Thompson. As for Eno, he's far too busy for nostalgia, and is readying his latest musical/cerebral ruminations on Drums Between the Bells, which features the words of Rick Holland, due out on July 5. To hear what the intersection of art/science/soul sounds like, listen to "Bless This Space and "Pour It Out":Brian Eno - bless this space (taken from Drums Between The Bells) by Warp Records
Brian Eno - pour it out (taken from Drums Between The Bells) by Warp Records