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What's Been Cooked Up Lately?
Watch for news on the movie SMILE starring Beau Bridges, Linda
Hamilton, and Sean Astin. Music composed by NEIL!!!, with an original
song from the PARADISE BROTHERS, "Beautiful Something"!
SMILE, directed by Jeffrey Kramer, is scheduled for US release on November 6, 2004.
And according to a press release for Pat and NEIL!!!'s
recent appearance at Caesars Tahoe,
NEIL!!! "is writing and producing songs for (Beth) Hartís upcoming
album on Lava/Atlantic Records."
I finally got a hold of one of the CD's from Japan that NEIL!!! was a guest musician on.
This one is "HARD PRESSED" by Nobuteru Maeda, 1997.
Info is available here and will be added to the NEIL!!! Discography page,
which really needs updating!
Also, I got an email from Al Cocchi of Video Spotlight saying
that you can still order any back copies of VIDEO SPOTLIGHT,
including the show with NEIL!!! and Pat, by contacting
him at firstname.lastname@example.org
There's information on that show from '97 available here
OCTOBER TOUR DATES
October 09- Pechanga Casino - Temecula, CA
October 10- Desert Diamond Casino, Sahuarita (Tucson) AZ.
October 11- 4th and B, San Diego CA
October 14- Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, CA
October 15- Star of the Desert Arena, Primm, NV
October 16- Caesars Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, NV
October 17- The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA
Pat's in the Nov/Dec 2004 issue of AARP Magazine
From Hearing Aids to Cool Aids
Pat Benatar: rock star; vixen...hearing aid spokeswoman? When we heard that the 80's-era belter of such power-chord classics as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" was focusing on eardrums rather than drum solos, we were surprised: not just that a rock diva would champion a cause that clearly won't get her on MTV but that the campaign, sponsored in part by Energizer, is so surprisingly lighthearted. "Of all the rock stars that could send fans to a hearing health professional," the campaign states, "only Pat Benatar is doing it intentionally." So why is she doing it? "Many of my friends have suffered permanent hearing damage," says Benatar, 51. We give her bravery points for addressing the issue. Our predictions: 1) More rock stars will promote over-50 health issues and 2) Keith Richards won't be one of them.--Barbara Lippert
10/13--Happy Birthday to bass player Mick Mahan!
10/15--NEIL!!! mentioned on PAGE X, the Friday entertainment magazine for
NJ's Asbury Park Press.
The story is on Rick Springfield and how he underestimated "Jessie's Girl."
Rick mentions Keith Olsen coming in to produce 2 songs,
including "Jessie's Girl" and, says Rick,:
"'Neil Geraldo came on and helped with the guitar.
He's still a friend of mine; he's married to (singer) Pat Benatar.'
The resulting album, 'Working Class Dog,' went platinum;
'Jessie's Girl' became a No. 1 hit and snagged a Grammy."
Note: They used a photo of Rick Springfield, but I like the one I used.-RR
10/23--Brian Lush's FIVE O'CLOCK ROCK Radio Show, 5 pm PT
Music Profile of Pat on KTST-FM
see the press release from BenatarFanClub.com
10/28--repeat of NEIL!!! and Pat on CHARMED ON TNT, 9 am ET
and don't forget to set those clocks back!
The LET'S GO 2004 TOUR is officially over.
Photos and reviews available at the Benatar Fan Club Photo Gallery
2004 Tour Merchandise still available on the BENATAR/GIRALDO Site!
check out the article on NEIL!!! in the September 2003 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine
IN STORES NOW-- US release of the Bruce Springsteen Tribute album, Light Of Day
NEIL!!! collaborated with The Del-Lord's Scott Kempner on the track "Souls of the Departed"
They appear as the The Paradise Brothers
Scott Kempner: lead vocal & acoustic guitar
Neil Giraldo: everything else
--also available in the UK (www.badlands.co.uk).
story at ROLLINGSTONE.COM
The new CD "GO" from Pat Benatar and NEIL!!! GIRALDO
NEIL!!! is currently writing music for the film "Five Stones" starring Val Kilmer.
Music Supervisor--Neil Giraldo
Original Score by Neil Giraldo and Mark Binder
NEIL!!!'s in the opening credits!
Listen to the remake of "California Dreamin'"--
NEIL!!!'s collaboration with Beth Hart for NAILED
Now available on home DVD and VHS!
Note: seems they took down the NAILED site.
I'll do an update if I find another link to the song.
Check the Benatar Fan Club News Page
for all the up-to-date news!
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Thank you NEIL!!! for everything!
Thanks to Mary Wiesner for the Kitchen logo and
Gino Calistri (from NEIL!!! country) for saving the NEIL!!! site files!