Saturday, October 12, 2019

Rock ’n’ roll legend Willie Nile gives a shout-out to 'The Show Won’t Go On’! (video)

Willie Nile is a self-proclaimed soldier with a guitar, a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and a bonafide rock ’n roll legend.  So it was a thrill when he gave a shout-out onstage last night to Burt Kearns and Jeff Abraham’s new book, The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage.

“You're not in it!” someone in the crowd shouted out.

“Not yet, I’m not,” Willie replied. “Wait, the night is young! I could be in it by the end of the night. And there would be worse places to go!"

Coincidentally or not, Willie Nile has recorded a version of Jim Carroll’s People Who Died.  It’s a highlight of his high-energy rock 'n' roll set.

Bassist Johnny Pisano is a star in his own right with his Punk Pizzeria
Burt’s sister Anne Fers is friends with Willie and his band. She got Burt and Jeff to send personalized copies of the book to Willie and bass player Johnny Pisano. So they’ve both got some reading to do!

Click here for Willie Nile’s website and his tour schedule.

Wilie Nile is a man who’s lived onstage for decades.  Here's hoping his show goes on for a long... long... time!

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