• 1980 Bob Marley Concert to Be Released as DVD and CD/DVD Set

    1980 Bob Marley Concert to Be Released as DVD and CD/DVD Set

    A 1980 concert Bob Marley played in Dortmund, Germany, during his final world tour is the subject of a new release titled Uprising Live!, which will be issued as a DVD, a DVD/two-CD set and a digital video on November 24.  The show, which took place in June of 1980, originally aired on an episode of the German television series Rockpalast. At the time of the concert, the reggae legend was promoting what would be his last studio album, Uprising.  Among the many well-known songs he performed were “I Shot the Sheriff,” “Jamming,” “No Woman, No Cry,” “Could You Be… Read more

  • New U2 Album Will Be Band's Lowest-Charting Disc Since 1984

    New U2 Album Will Be Band's Lowest-Charting Disc Since 1984

    If you give something away for free, people won’t really be interested in paying for it.  That’s the lesson that U2 is learning, thanks to the not-so-great sales projections for its current album, Songs of Innocence.  Yahoo! Chart Watch reports that according to those projections, the album will be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s lowest-charting disc since 1984. U2 gave away the new album to more than 500 million iTunes customers, and according to Apple, about 81 million users listened to the record, including 26 million who downloaded the entire thing.  Songs of Innocence became commercially available… Read more

  • The Doors to Receive Inspiration Award at 2014 Classic Rock Awards

    The Doors to Receive Inspiration Award at 2014 Classic Rock Awards

    The Doors will be honored this November at the 10th annual Classic Rock Awards — the Classic Rock Roll of Honour.  The band is this year’s recipient of the Inspiration Award. The annual event is hosted by the U.K.-based Classic Rock magazine. This year’s ceremony will be held in the U.S. for the first time at The Avalon in Hollywood on November 4. Surviving Doors members, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, will be presented with the award at the ceremony. Krieger and Densmore issued a statement saying, “In 1965 and ’66, our brothers across the pond were making… Read more

  • The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward Says Touring Solo Has "Become a Kind of Drug for Me"

    The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward Says Touring Solo Has "Become a Kind of Drug for Me"

    It’s been just over a month since The Moody Blues wrapped up their latest North American tour, but now frontman Justin Hayward is set to embark on a new U.S. solo trek.  The monthlong outing kicks off Friday in Durham, North Carolina, and is plotted out through a November 17 concert in Chicago. This tour leg is the third that the 68-year-old singer/guitarist has mounted without his band since the early-2013 release of his latest solo album, Spirits in the Western Sky, and he tells ABC News Radio that he’s sort of getting addicted to playing these stripped-down shows. “It’s… Read more

  • "History of the Eagles" Now on Netflix

    "History of the Eagles" Now on Netflix

    If you haven’t seen the documentary History of the Eagles, you can now check it out on Netflix. The film was added to the streaming service on Wednesday. History of the Eagles tells the story of the legendary band. It initially premiered on Showtime in February of 2013. It was subsequently released on DVD and Blu-ray.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  Powered by WPeMatico

  • Bowie, Elvis and The Kinks Among Artists Offering Vinyl Discs for 2014 Record Store Day "Black Friday" Sale

    Bowie, Elvis and The Kinks Among Artists Offering Vinyl Discs for 2014 Record Store Day "Black Friday" Sale

    ‘Tis almost the season for limited-edition vinyl releases, as the 2014 installment of Record Store Day’s “Black Friday” celebration is scheduled to take place on November 28.  Collectible discs from David Bowie, Elvis Presley, The Kinks and Jimi Hendrix are part of a partial list of releases that will be issued by Legacy Recordings in conjunction with the campaign. Bowie’s contribution to Record Store Day will be a previously reported single featuring his new song “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime),” which also will be included on the influential singer’s upcoming compilation Nothing Has Changed, due out on November… Read more

  • New Interactive Fleetwood Mac eBook Biography Available Now

    New Interactive Fleetwood Mac eBook Biography Available Now

    A new eBook based on a long-out-of-print authorized biography of Fleetwood Mac was recently released via Apple’s iBooks store and iTunes.  Before the Beginning: A Personal and Opinionated History of Fleetwood Mac, by author Sam Graham, tells the band’s story from its late-’60s origins as a U.K.-based blues outfit through its Rumours-era heyday as one of the world’s most popular pop-rock acts. In putting together the eBook, Graham revisited his 1978 publication Fleetwood Mac — The Authorized History, and added multimedia content with help from artist and illustrator Kirsten Huntley.  The eBook includes 30 digitized audio clips from cassette-tape interviews… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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