• Earth, Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey Discusses His Life as a "Shining Star" in New Memoir

    Earth, Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey Discusses His Life as a "Shining Star" in New Memoir

    A new memoir by Philip Bailey, the longtime lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire, is being published today.  In Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire, Bailey shares the story of the pioneering funk/soul band’s path to international stardom in the 1970s, as well as his own personal and spiritual struggles. Led by founding member Maurice White, and powered by Bailey’s multi-octave voice, Earth, Wind & Fire caught the attention of the music world with its dynamic blend of genres, colorful costumes and over-the-top stage shows.  After scoring an impressive string of hits from the mid-1970s… Read more

  • Ace Frehley Says He Was "Really Honored" to Be Inducted into Rock Hall; Knocks Paul Stanley's Acceptance Speech

    Ace Frehley Says He Was "Really Honored" to Be Inducted into Rock Hall; Knocks Paul Stanley's Acceptance Speech

    After all the drama leading up to the induction of KISS‘ four original members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Thursday, the feuding band mates behaved civil and friendly to each other while accepting the honor.  Founding lead guitarist Ace Frehley tells ABC News Radio that he was “really honored” to be part of the ceremony, although he did direct some mild criticism toward frontman Paul Stanley, who took some shots at the Rock Hall and the way it goes about choosing inductees. “I really didn’t like some of the things Paul Stanley said in his… Read more

  • Olivia Newton-John, Other Singers Record The Divinyls' "I Touch Myself" for Breast-Cancer Awareness

    Olivia Newton-John, Other Singers Record The Divinyls' "I Touch Myself" for Breast-Cancer Awareness

    Olivia Newton-John is one of 10 female Australian singers who have lent their talents to a new version of The Divinyls‘ 1990 hit “I Touch Myself” as part of a new breast-cancer awareness campaign.  The I Touch Myself Project was organized in honor of Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett, who died in 2013 at age 53 after a battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. The goal of the initiative is to refocus the original, more sexual meaning of the song on encouraging women to examine themselves for signs of cancer.  Newton-John and the other participating singers have shot a video… Read more

  • New Book Gives Candid Look at Rolling Stones' 1971 UK Tour

    New Book Gives Candid Look at Rolling Stones' 1971 UK Tour

    A new book offering an insider’s look at The Rolling Stones‘ 1971 “farewell” tour of the U.K. before the band went into tax exile is set to be published on May 13.  Ain’t It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile is author Robert Greenfield‘s firsthand account of what he witnessed as the only journalist who accompanied the legendary rockers during the trek. Greenfield, who’s a former associate editor of Rolling Stone magazine’s London branch, got to witness the band at a volatile time in its history, a period where the once-close relationship between Mick… Read more

  • Crosby, Stills & Nash Extend North American Tour into Fall

    Crosby, Stills & Nash Extend North American Tour into Fall

    Crosby, Stills & Nash will be spending a long, long time on the road on the coming months.  The folk-rock trio has added more than two-dozen dates to their recently-announced North American summer tour, which now is set to run into the early fall. The new series of shows kicks off August 6 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is mapped out through an October 4 concert in Los Angeles.  Among the other major cities CSN will visit during the trek include Orlando, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; New Orleans, Louisiana; Houston and Austin, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico;… Read more

  • Roger Waters' 1992 Concept Album "Amused to Death" to Be Reissued Later This Year

    Roger Waters' 1992 Concept Album "Amused to Death" to Be Reissued Later This Year

    Roger Waters is preparing to reissue his last studio album of original rock songs, Amused to Death.  The updated version of the ex-Pink Floyd singer-bassist’s 1992 concept record, which focused on the dehumanizing effects of mass media and modern technology and advertising, will be released later this year in a number of formats. Waters has teamed up with longtime Pink Floyd engineer James Guthrie to create new stereo and 5.1 surround-sound mixes for Amused to Death.  The reissue packages also will include bonus content and new graphics.  Among the many musicians who lent their talents to Amused to Death are Jeff… Read more

  • Lionel Richie Planning Not One but Two New Albums

    Lionel Richie Planning Not One but Two New Albums

    Lionel Richie‘s most recent studio effort, Tuskegee, was his first #1 disc since 1986′s Dancing on the Ceiling, and one of the top-selling albums of 2012.  What will he do for an encore?  Well, the pop/R&B star is planning to make not one, but two new albums. Speaking to Channel News Asia, the veteran performer reveals that he’s doing “two albums at the same time right now” — but they’re very different.  “I’m working with the world’s greatest deejays to re-create some of the music I’ve already done,” he explains.  “I’m finishing up my second big album.  That’s going to… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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