• Neil Diamond Confirmed to Perform Tonight at His Old High School in Brooklyn

    Neil Diamond Confirmed to Perform Tonight at His Old High School in Brooklyn

    Neil Diamond announced earlier this month that he’d be playing his first-ever concert in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, on September 29 — that’s tonight — at a secret location.  Now the site of the historic show has been revealed: the legendary singer/songwriter will perform at Erasmus Hall High School, which he attended from 1954 to 1956. Diamond revealed the news this morning via Facebook and Twitter. The show will begin at 6 p.m. ET, with the doors opening an hour earlier.  A limited number of tickets for the concert will be handed out for free and will be… Read more

  • 10th Anniversary Edition of Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" Includes Bonus Tracks, Making-of Documentary

    10th Anniversary Edition of Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" Includes Bonus Tracks, Making-of Documentary

    A two-disc deluxe edition of the late Ray Charles‘ Grammy-winning duets album, Genius Loves Company, will be released tomorrow, September 30, in celebration of the record’s 10th anniversary.  The expanded version of the album includes two extra tracks, and features a DVD containing a new behind-the-scenes documentary titled Making of Genius Loves Company. Released in August 2004, Genius Loves Company featured collaborations with such stars as Elton John, Van Morrison, James Taylor, Gladys Knight, Michael McDonald, Natalie Cole, B.B. King, Johnny Mathis, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt.  It went on to win an impressive eight Grammys, including the prestigious Album… Read more

  • Sammy Hagar Announces Belated Birthday Bash in Las Vegas, Event to Feature Chickenfoot Finale

    Sammy Hagar Announces Belated Birthday Bash in Las Vegas, Event to Feature Chickenfoot Finale

    Sammy Hagar unfortunately was forced to cancel the 2014 edition of his annual Birthday Bash at his Cabo Wabo Cantina after a hurricane recently swept through Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, but the Red Rocker has scheduled a new Las Vegas event in place of the South of the Border extravaganza.  Hagar will host a Belated Birthday Bash at the new Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on October 18. The show will include a headlining performance by Hagar and his recently created supergroup The Circle — which features Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and longtime Wabos guitarist Vic Johnson.  That band, of… Read more

  • Aretha Franklin’s New Album Due Out Next Month

    Aretha Franklin’s New Album Due Out Next Month

    Aretha Franklin‘s camp has officially announced the release date for the Queen of Soul’s upcoming album. A rep confirms to ABC News Radio that Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics will be released on October 21. Previously, a rep for Clive Davis, who produced the album, told Billboard it would debut September 30. The first single, a cover of Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep,” will be released digitally on Monday. Aretha will perform it on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman Monday night. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics also includes the 72-year-old legend’s take on Whitney Houston‘s… Read more

  • Sting and No Doubt Cover "Message in a Bottle" at Global Citizen Festival

    Sting and No Doubt Cover "Message in a Bottle" at Global Citizen Festival

    As expected, Sting joined No Doubt Saturday night at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City. Sting helped No Doubt close their 45-minute set in Central Park with a rendition of “Message in a Bottle,” by Sting’s band, The Police. You can watch the performance on the YouTube page for MSNBC, which broadcast the entire event. Later in the night, there was another guest appearance: Beyoncé teamed up with her husband, headliner Jay Z, on two songs to wrap up the festival. The other artists who took part in the Global Citizen Festival were fun., Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys,… Read more

  • Deluxe, 40th Anniversary Edition of Jethro Tull’s "WarChild" Arriving in November

    Deluxe, 40th Anniversary Edition of Jethro Tull’s "WarChild" Arriving in November

    An expanded four-disc version of Jethro Tull‘s WarChild commemorating the 1974 album’s 40th anniversary will be released on November 24.  Warchild: The 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition will include a remastered version of the original album, a variety of bonus recordings, DVD-Audio of the entire album and extra tracks, and some archival video footage. WarChild originally was envisioned as a multimedia project encompassing a feature film, a soundtrack record and a studio album, but the famed British prog-rock group eventually abandoned plans for the movie and soundtrack.  Released in October 1974, the WarChild album climbed to #2 on the Billboard 200… Read more

  • Rod Stewart Impersonator Roams NYC

    Rod Stewart Impersonator Roams NYC

    Rod Stewart has at least one imposter making his way around New York City and tricking fans and restaurant owners into thinking he’s the singer, according to the New York Post. The Stewart lookalike, sporting an English accent and spiked hair, has been spotted riding the subway, partying around town, crashing World Cup soccer parties, and even loitering near a schoolyard, sources tell the newspaper. The sources say several Manhattan shop owners have been so eager to impress, they’ve showered the imposter with free cocktails and meals. The impersonator, dubbed “Rockaway Rod,” may have even been caught on camera, sitting… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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