News featuring Craig

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’15 May 22 Fri

Friday 22nd May

  • Craig Finn opened for Jason Isbell with a new band, creating a 78rpm record live at IFC Center

    Craig Finn at the Space at Westbury - 5/19/15 (photo via Beth Shorr)

    While Tad Kulber is off touring in Courtney Love's band, his Hold Steady bandmate Craig Finn is currently on the road opening for Jason Isbell, and Craig's also sharing the stage with some interesting people. His current band is Joey Russo (of Furthur, Benevento Russo Duo, Cass McCombs, and much more), Cass McCombs' longtime bassist Jon Shaw, and Josh Kaufman (Josh Ritter, Dawn Landes, Trixie Whitley, Yellowbirds, etc). Craig's tour began last week in Florida, but his first two shows with that band happened in the NYC-area this week. First they hit Long Island's Space at Westbury on Tuesday (5/19) and then Westchester's Capitol Theatre last night (5/20). Tonight (5/21) they're in Asbury Park at the Stone Pony (without Jason Isbell) which is a members only event for Brookdale Public Radio 90.5 The Night. More details…

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’15 May 20 Wed

Wednesday 20th May

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Friday 15th May

’15 May 7 Thu

Thursday 7th May

  • Rainbow/Elf bassist Craig Gruber, RIP

    Veteran hard rock/heavy metal bassist Craig Gruber died yesterday (5/5), after battling prostate cancer, Blabbermouth reports. He was 63.

    Gruber was a member of Elf, one of the early bands of Ronnie James Dio (who we lost in 2010), playing on their second album, 1974's Carolina County Ball, and their third and final album, 1975's Trying to Burn the Sun. That same year, he and Dio hooked up with Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore to record the first Rainbow album (then known as Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow). Gruber (and everyone else except Dio) was fired by Blackmore from Rainbow after that album, but Gruber and Dio played together again in Black Sabbath during Geezer Butler's brief departure from that band. Following that, he played in other projects including Bible Black, Ozz and more.

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’15 May 6 Wed

Wednesday 6th May

  • R.I.P. Elf/Rainbow Bassist Craig Gruber

    Hard rock bassist Craig Gruber had been active since the '70s, but his long career has come to an end, as he has lost his battle with prostate cancer. He passed away on Tuesday (May 5) at the age of 63. Gruber was a member of Ronnie James Dio's band Elf, and he played with Dio and guitarist Richie Blackmore as a founding member of Rainbow. He played on the 1975 debut Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, but wasn't on subsequent albums. Additionally, Gruber was part of the sessions for Black Sabbath's 1980 album Heaven and Hell, but he was left off the final recordings when bassist Geezer...

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  • Rainbow Rocker Craig Gruber Dead At 63

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’15 May 5 Tue

Tuesday 5th May

’15 May 4 Mon

Monday 4th May

  • Separation Sunday Turns 10

    The first lines of Craig Finn’s first Great American Novel: “She says, ‘Always remember never to trust me’/ Ah, she said that the first night that she met me/ She said, ‘There’s gonna come a time/ When I’m gonna have to go/ With whoever’s gonna get me the highest.'” The characters that populate Separation Sunday, […]

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