• Queen’s Brian May Says Sacha Baron Cohen/Freddie Mercury Announcement Was a "Small Joke"

    Queen’s Brian May Says Sacha Baron Cohen/Freddie Mercury Announcement Was a "Small Joke"

    Sacha Baron Cohen has NOT been confirmed to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the flamboyant Queen frontman. Queen guitarist Brian May posted on his website that the band’s manager, Jim Beach, was just making “a small joke” last Thursday at the Artist and Manager Awards when he said Cohen had officially signed on to the long-delayed project. Entertainment Weekly.com reported the story on Saturday, quoting Beach as saying, “You have probably followed the saga of the famous Queen-Freddie Mercury biopic which has been developing in Hollywood for the last seven years. An important breakthrough is that we have… Read more

  • Led Zeppelin Concert Film Screenings Taking Place Tonight Across the US

    Led Zeppelin Concert Film Screenings Taking Place Tonight Across the US

    Just a reminder that tonight’s the night that special screenings of a newly created Led Zeppelin concert film will be held at more than 300 theaters across the U.S.  The movie, titled simply Led Zeppelin, includes footage from select performances spanning the group’s entire 1970s heyday. The film includes footage from concerts the band played at London’s Royal Albert Hall in January 1970, Australia’s Sydney Showground in February 1972, New York City’s Madison Square Garden in July 1973, London’s Earl’s Court in May 1975, and the U.K.’s Knebworth Festival in August 1979.  The performances featured in the flick also appear… Read more

  • Prince Sued over Work with Former "Voice" Contestant

    Prince Sued over Work with Former "Voice" Contestant

    Prince has been sued for working with former Voice contestant Judith Hill in alleged violation of a recording contract she has. Entertainment Weekly reports producer Jolene Cherry filed the suit, claiming Hill — a backup singer who competed on The Voice in 2013 and was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom — has a deal with her and Sony, but she worked with Prince in what amounted to a breach of her contract. Hill recently released an album, Back in Time, as a free download. The lawsuit argues, “[T]he people who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars… Read more

  • Bruce Springsteen Releases Recording of 1980 New Year's Eve Concert as Part of Archival Series

    Bruce Springsteen Releases Recording of 1980 New Year's Eve Concert as Part of Archival Series

    The latest installment of Bruce Springsteen‘s series of archival concert recordings is now available for purchase at Live.BruceSpringsteen.net.  The new release documents an epic show the Boss and his E Street Band played on New Year’s Eve 1980 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The concert, which took place during Springsteen’s tour in support of The River, was nearly four hours long and included 38 songs.  All of the performances from the show are previously unreleased except for two, a rendition of “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” that appeared on the Live 1975-1985 box set,… Read more

  • Boz Scaggs Adds Summer Dates to 2015 North American Tour

    Boz Scaggs Adds Summer Dates to 2015 North American Tour

    Boz Scaggs‘ busy 2015 schedule just got a lot busier.  The soulful pop-rock singer, whose new album, A Fool to Care, will be released this Tuesday, has just announced a series of North American summer concerts that will follow the spring U.S. trek he’ll embark on starting next month. The newly added run of dates kicks off on July 3 in Marysville, Washington, and is mapped out through an August 9 show in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  Other major cities the trek will visit include San Diego; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Charlotte, North Carolina.  Scaggs’ spring tour gets under… Read more

  • Update: Jefferson Starship's Paul Kantner Recovering After Suffering a Heart Attack

    Update: Jefferson Starship's Paul Kantner Recovering After Suffering a Heart Attack

    Some new information about Jefferson Starship singer/guitarist Paul Kantner‘s health scare has been revealed on the band’s official Facebook page.  A message posted Thursday reports, “Paul did indeed have a heart attack,” adding that “he had a procedure [Thursday] afternoon and he’ll be recovering in the hospital the next few days before heading back to San Francisco to recuperate.” The group also thanks fans “for all of your incredible support.” News of 74-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s illness was first reported on Wednesday, when it was revealed that Kantner had been hospitalized and was undergoing tests to find… Read more

  • Stevie Wonder to Be Presented with Braille Baseball Bat Tonight in Louisville

    Stevie Wonder to Be Presented with Braille Baseball Bat Tonight in Louisville

    Stevie Wonder will be presented with a unique gift tonight to commemorate his concert at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Louisville Slugger company has created a special baseball bat featuring a message engraved in Braille in honor of the Motown legend’s show. The message, which appears both in Braille and regular lettering, reads: “STEVIE WONDER, SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE TOUR, MARCH 27, 2015, LOUISVILLE, KY.”  The bat boasts a maple finish and features orange and white accents to represent the prominent colors on the singer’s classic 1976 album, Songs in the Key of Life, which… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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