• Chaka Khan Performs Tribute to Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire

    Chaka Khan Performs Tribute to Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire

    Chaka Khan will perform a tribute to the founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White,  tonight during the 13th annual “A Great Night in Harlem” at the Apollo Theater in New York City. The event is a fundraiser for Quincy Jones’ Jazz Foundation of America which assists needy musicians around the country. White’s brother, Earth, Wind & Fire bass player Verdine White, will participate in the tribute along with Questlove from The Roots and Ray Parker Jr.  EW&F released its first Christmas album, Holiday, on Tuesday. Jones will also present the foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award to jazz pianist Herbie… Read more

  • Ray Davies Says Conflict Between Brother and Drummer Mick Avory Could Quash Kinks Reunion

    Ray Davies Says Conflict Between Brother and Drummer Mick Avory Could Quash Kinks Reunion

    Recent comments from The Kinks‘ Ray and Dave Davies have suggested that the contentious siblings are finally close to agreeing on doing a new project together in the coming year. NowRay now has revealed a major roadblock is standing in the way of a band reunion. The 70-year-old singer/songwriter tells U.K. newspaper The Telegraph that the obstacle to reunion is Dave’s refusal to play with the group’s founding drummer, Mick Avory. “I really can’t play with my brother as that name, The Kinks, and not have Mick in,” explains Ray.  “Mick will work with him but Dave doesn’t want to… Read more

  • Report: Orchestral Version of The Who's "Quadrophenia" Due Next Year

    Report: Orchestral Version of The Who's "Quadrophenia" Due Next Year

    Pete Townshend is working on an orchestral version of The Who‘s classic 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia that will be released next year.  Information about the new project was reported on the official website of the London Oriana Choir, which recorded backing vocals for the album Thursday night at London’s AIR Studios. According to the message, Townshend will be featured on the record alongside famous British tenor Alfie Boe, with accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  Pete’s longtime partner, Rachel Fuller, was responsible for orchestrating the songs, with help from the choir’s Martin Batchelar. Townshend was in attendance for Thursday’s recording… Read more

  • Joan Jett Honored at Little Kids Rock Gala; Performed with Alice Cooper, Tommy James, Billie Joe Armstrong

    Joan Jett Honored at Little Kids Rock Gala; Performed with Alice Cooper, Tommy James, Billie Joe Armstrong

    Joan Jett was the woman of the hour Thursday night at the sixth annual Little Kids Rock benefit gala, where she was honored with the organization’s 2014 Rocker of the Year award.  The event, at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, was highlighted by a star-packed tribute to Jett that featured several performances by Joan herself. The show’s lineup included Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Tommy James, Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong, Darlene Love, Gary U.S. Bonds, E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt and saxophonist Jake Clemons, Social Distortion‘s Mike Ness and the Beastie Boys‘ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz.  In addition, students… Read more

  • Listen to Bette Midler Sing TLC's "Waterfalls"

    Listen to Bette Midler Sing TLC's "Waterfalls"

    The notion of Bette Midler covering a #1 hit by the ’90s R&B supergroup TLC may not sound like a very good idea…but it turns out the Divine Miss M’s version of “Waterfalls” is a lot better than you’d think. Midler recorded the song for her upcoming album It’s the Girls!, a tribute to great girl groups.  She’s turned the tune — a cautionary tale about the dangers of both drug dealing and of having casual sex during the height of the AIDS epidemic — into a slow, mournful piano ballad.  She’s also cut out the song’s rap interlude, which… Read more

  • Joan Jett Helps Design Rocking New Hot Topic Apparel Collection

    Joan Jett Helps Design Rocking New Hot Topic Apparel Collection

    Joan Jett is helping Hot Topic celebrate its 25th anniversary by collaborating with the retailer and fashion designer Daang Goodman, founder of the TRIPP NYC company, to create a rockin’ apparel line.  The Joan Jett X TRIPP NYC Fashion Collection for Hot Topic features clothing items that mix the punk-rock pioneer’s own style and attitude with the gritty styles of downtown New York City. The collection features eight pieces, among them a skinny jean with pleather laces and metal zippers, a belted twill jacket with lace-up sleeves, a pleather jacket with metal zippers, and a red-and-black sweater featuring a heart… Read more

  • Glen Campbell's Musical Legacy and Alzheimer's Disease Chronicled in New Film, "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me"

    Glen Campbell's Musical Legacy and Alzheimer's Disease Chronicled in New Film, "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me"

    Glen Campbell‘s Goodbye Tour is captured in the new documentary film, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, opening in select theaters Friday.  The movie chronicles Campbell’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011 and the 151 shows he played until the disease made it impossible for him to go on performing last year. I’ll Be Me doesn’t shy away from showing the renowned singer/guitarist’s descent into dementia, but it also serves as a reminder of the multi-platinum career that put Campbell in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Scenes from The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour variety show on CBS and… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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