• Sting Plugs His "Last Ship" Musical, Sings Ringtones, During "Tonight Show" Visit

    Sting Plugs His "Last Ship" Musical, Sings Ringtones, During "Tonight Show" Visit

    Sting visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday to talk about his new Broadway musical, The Last Ship. Sting told Fallon it’s been a challenge. “I think it’s the most difficult thing I’ve ever tackled, telling a story with songs,” Sting explained, noting that the musical took “five years of extraordinarily hard work” to come to fruition. The Last Ship tells the story of a family’s struggle to survive the decline of the shipbuilding industry during the 1980s in Wallsend, a community in northeastern England where Sting was born and grew up.  The musical is currently in previews at… Read more

  • John Denver to Receive Posthumous Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Next Week

    John Denver to Receive Posthumous Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Next Week

    From “Country Roads” to Hollywood Boulevard!: The late John Denver is slated to be honored with the 2,531st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, October 24.  The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. PT and will take place at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard near Sycamore Avenue. Two of the beloved singer/songwriter’s children — Zak Deutschendorf and Jesse Belle Denver — will be on hand to accept the honor on behalf of their family.  Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Leron Gubler will emcee the event.  Indie-rock act Trampled by Turtles will perform an acoustic rendition of the… Read more

  • Barry Manilow to Perform Live on QVC on Friday

    Barry Manilow to Perform Live on QVC on Friday

    Barry Manilow will debut songs from his new album, My Dream Duets, this Friday on QVC. Starting at 6 p.m. ET, Barry Manilow: Q Sessions Live will feature the singer performing songs from the new record, as well as from Live in London, a bonus CD that includes four never-released live tracks.  The CD has been compiled especially for QVC, and viewers will be able to order it, along with the regular album, a week before it arrives. My Dream Duets features Barry singing, through the magic of technology, with stars who are no longer with us, like Whitney Houston,… Read more

  • Phil Collins Featured in New Documentary About Influential Drum Machine

    Phil Collins Featured in New Documentary About Influential Drum Machine

    Phil Collins is one of the many well-known music artists who appear in an upcoming documentary titled 808, which explores the influential Roland TR-808 drum machine. The film, which was directed by Alexander Dunn, takes an in-depth look at how the electronic instrument has changed the music industry, from its introduction in 1980 to today. Other stars featured in the movie include New Order, Blur frontman Damon Albarn, pop hitmatker Pharrell Williams, Roots drummer Questlove, electronica artist Fatboy Slim, 808 pioneer Afrika Bambaataa and lauded producers Rick Rubin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. “808 has really been a journey of… Read more

  • Steve Perry Leads More Journey Sing-Alongs at San Francisco Giants Games

    Steve Perry Leads More Journey Sing-Alongs at San Francisco Giants Games

    Former Journey frontman Steve Perry continues to help fire up San Francisco Giants fans during his hometown team’s 2014 playoff run.  Last week, during a home game against the Washington Nationals, the golden-voiced singer led the crowd in a sing-along of his old band’s classic anthem “Don’t Stop Believin’” from the stands at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, and was at it again this week as the Giants try to move past the St. Louis Cardinals to get to the World Series. On Tuesday, Perry was seen belting out the song as the Giants were on route to a 5-4 victory… Read more

  • Bruce Springsteen Cheers for Sting's Broadway Show

    Bruce Springsteen Cheers for Sting's Broadway Show

    Legendary rockers stick together.  Bruce Springsteen was in the audience for Wednesday night’s preview performance of Sting‘s new Broadway musical The Last Ship, reports Showbiz411. According to the website, Springsteen attended the show with his daughter Jessica, and then led the standing ovation at the end of the performance.  Afterwards, he hung out backstage with Sting and the show’s cast.  Springsteen and Sting have worked together on and off for years, mostly at charity events.  For example, they were both part of the 1988 Human Rights Now! Amnesty International tour, and Bruce was a special guest at Sting’s 2010 New… Read more

  • Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Steve Miller, Ann and Nancy Wilson & More Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

    Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Steve Miller, Ann and Nancy Wilson & More Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

    The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2015 “Performing Songwriters” nominees, and the list includes quite a few legendary rockers. Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Steve Miller and Heart‘s Ann and Nancy Wilson have all been nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015 class. Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, and Steve Winwood are also among the prospective inductees. Among those up for induction in the non-performing category is the songwriting team of Robert Hunter and the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, who co-wrote hits like “Ripple,” “Casey Jones,” “Touch of Grey,” “Uncle John’s Band” and “Truckin’.”  Of course,… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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