• New Supergroup Revolution Saints Features Members of Journey, Night Ranger, Whitesnake

    New Supergroup Revolution Saints Features Members of Journey, Night Ranger, Whitesnake

    Members of three big rock bands of the ’80s, Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, Night Ranger singer/bassist Jack Blades and ex-Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich, have joined forces in a new supergroup called Revolution Saints.  Castronovo pulls double duty in the band, serving as lead singer as well as keeping the beat. Revolution Saints will release its self-titled debut album on February 24.  The band was the brainchild of Serafino Perugino, president of Frontiers Records, who wanted to put together a project that would showcase Deen’s vocal talents. The 12-track album features songs that combine the soaring melodies and virtuoso musicianship for… Read more

  • Paul Simon, James Taylor Performing at NYC Benefit Show Honoring Late Saxophonist Michael Brecker

    Paul Simon, James Taylor Performing at NYC Benefit Show Honoring Late Saxophonist Michael Brecker

    Two of America’s all-time great singer/songwriters, Paul Simon and James Taylor, will perform at a benefit event that will pay tribute to their late friend and Grammy-winning sax player Michael Brecker.  “The Nearness of You” benefit concert will be held on January 20, 2015, at Lincoln Center in New York City. The show, which also feature Bobby McFerrin and other well-known musicians, will raise money for cancer research at Columbia University Medical Center, and the work of two respected doctors, Azra Raza and Siddhartha Mukherjee, who are focused on finding a cure for Myelodisplastic Syndromes (MDS).  Brecker died at the… Read more

  • Steven Tyler to Perform at 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

    Steven Tyler to Perform at 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

    Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler is one of the music artists chosen to perform at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which will be held on December 11 at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway.  The concert takes place the day after the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which will honor two human-rights activists, India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai, for “their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education.” Tyler says in a statement, “I am excited to bring rock ‘n’ roll to this incredible night, honoring some of the… Read more

  • Joni Mitchell Put the Kibosh on Film that Would Have Starred Taylor Swift as Her

    Joni Mitchell Put the Kibosh on Film that Would Have Starred Taylor Swift as Her

    A couple of years ago, there was talk of a movie version of the book Girls Like Us, which focused on the impact of female singers Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King.  There also was word that pop superstar Taylor Swift had been cast as Mitchell in the film, but it was never made.  Now Joni is claiming it was she who pulled the plug on the project. Speaking to the Sunday Times of London, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says, “I squelched that!  I said to the producer, ‘All you’ve got is a girl with high… Read more

  • Joni Mitchell to Discuss New Box Set, "Love Has Many Faces," During "Tavis Smiley" Appearance Tuesday

    Joni Mitchell to Discuss New Box Set, "Love Has Many Faces," During "Tavis Smiley" Appearance Tuesday

    Joni Mitchell will make a rare television appearance when she visits PBS’ Tavis Smiley show on Tuesday night.  The lauded singer/songwriter will reminisce about her eventful life and career, and also will chat about her just-released box set, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced. The 53-song, four-CD collection, which was curated by Mitchell herself, began as the soundtrack to a planned dance production that was to have been put on by Canada’s Albert Ballet, but was abandoned when she was unable to settle on a list of tunes for the project. Joni eventually wound… Read more

  • Watch Official Lyric Video for The Who's New Song, "Be Lucky"

    Watch Official Lyric Video for The Who's New Song, "Be Lucky"

    The Who has premiered an official lyric video for their new song, “Be Lucky,” streaming now at VEVO.com.  The track, which appears on the recently released The Who Hits 50! compilation, is the first new tune from the band since 2006. The video features a montage of archival clips — both rare and recognizable — from throughout the band’s career, while the lyrics pop up in animated form, reflecting the same classic comic-book graphics featured on the cover of The Who Hits 50!  Among the recognizable segments are clips from the band’s promotional videos for “Happy Jack,” “Who Are You,”… Read more

  • Stevie Wonder Honored with Medal of Freedom at White House Ceremony

    Stevie Wonder Honored with Medal of Freedom at White House Ceremony

    President Obama on Monday honored 19 individuals, including Stevie Wonder,with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. At the White House ceremony, Obama noted that Wonder’s classic 1972 album Talking Book had a profound impact on him when he was growing up. “This is, by the way, the first album I bought with my own money. I was 10 years old, maybe 11…with my own cash!” the president recounted, as the singer sat beside him. “I didn’t have a lot of it.” “And I listened to that thing — that thing got so worn out, had all scratches… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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