• Classic Tears for Fears Album "Songs from the Big Chair" to Be Reissued Next Month

    Classic Tears for Fears Album "Songs from the Big Chair" to Be Reissued Next Month

    Tears for Fears‘ breakout 1985 album Songs from the Big Chair will get the deluxe reissue treatment on November 11.  The remastered record will be available in multiple configurations, including a six-disc deluxe box set featuring four CDs and two DVDs. In addition to a revamped edition of the U.K. band’s original album, the deluxe package contains a variety of bonus tracks, including single edits, remixes, alternate and extended versions, live performances and an audio interview.  The box set also includes a DVD-Audio disc offering a 5.1 surround sound mix of the original album and a DVD boasting promotional videos,… Read more

  • Prince Releasing Two Albums Is "Genius," Says 3RDEYEGIRL Member

    Prince Releasing Two Albums Is "Genius," Says 3RDEYEGIRL Member

    Today, Prince simultaneously releases two new albums: a solo effort titled Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum, a collaboration with his band 3RDEYEGIRL.  Releasing two completely different albums at the same time is something maybe only a talent like Prince could pull off, says 3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis. “Well, it’s incredible because I think no other artist has ever released two albums that are totally distinct bodies of work, and that’s one of the things that’s so incredible about Prince,” Grantis tells ABC News Radio.  “So, Art Official Age is a solo album, a lot of funk, a lot of soul. … Read more

  • Aretha Franklin Performs Powerful “Rolling in the Deep” on "Late Show"

    Aretha Franklin Performs Powerful “Rolling in the Deep” on "Late Show"

    Aretha Franklin made a guest appearance on Monday’s Late Show with David Letterman to promote her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, and perform the first single, a cover of Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep.”  Aretha was supported by a 12-piece band and five backup singers. Whitney Houston’s mom, soul and gospel singer Cissy Houston, was one of the backup singers.  Near the end of the performance, Aretha segued into the chorus of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” She received a standing ovation from the Late Show studio audience. The Queen of Soul also chatted with Dave… Read more

  • Neil Diamond Announces 2015 Tour

    Neil Diamond Announces 2015 Tour

    On a night when Neil Diamond performed at his high school alma mater in Brooklyn, New York, the singer announced a North American tour for 2015. Neil on Monday night announced a three-month-long trek that will begin in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on February 27 and conclude in Denver on May 31. Neil has scheduled a date in his hometown of Brooklyn on March 26. Incidentally, his performance at Erasmus Hall High School, which he attended from 1954 to 1956, on Monday night marked his first-ever concert in Brooklyn. Neil will release a new album, Melody Road, on October 21. Here are… Read more

  • ZZ Top Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates

    ZZ Top Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates

    ZZ Top has announced new dates for the U.S. tour that was postponed when bass guitarist Dusty Hill suffered a hip injury. The band’s tour, which initially was scheduled to begin last week, will now get under way January 17, in San Antonio. Hill injured his hip when he slipped and fell on his band’s tour bus in August. ZZ Top previously announced rescheduled dates for their joint tour with Jeff Beck. They will take place next May. Here are the new tour dates: 1/17–San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre 1/18–San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre 3/11–Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre… Read more

  • Mike Rutherford Says Genesis' New "R-Kive" Compilation Showcases "a Great Body of Work"

    Mike Rutherford Says Genesis' New "R-Kive" Compilation Showcases "a Great Body of Work"

    The new three-CD Genesis compilation, R-Kive, featuring a career-spanning selection of songs by the band and from the various solo projects of the group’s members, hits stores today, September 30.  The 37-track collection is a companion piece to the new documentary titled Genesis: Sum of Its Parts, which will get its U.S. premiere on October 10 at 8 p.m. ET on Showtime. Both R-Kive and the documentary included the participation of Genesis’ classic early-to-mid-1970s lineup — singer Peter Gabriel, singer/drummer Phil Collins, keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and lead guitarist Steve Hackett.  In putting the retrospective album together, each… Read more

  • "Midnight Rider" First Assistant Director Charged in Death of Camera Assistant

    "Midnight Rider" First Assistant Director Charged in Death of Camera Assistant

    Another member of the production crew for the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider is facing charges in connection with the train accident that killed a camera assistant. Deadline.com reports first assistant director Hillary Schwartz was charged September 10 with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass. She has yet to enter a plea. The husband-and-wife director and producer team of Midnight Rider, Randall Miller and Jody Savin, face the same charges, as does executive producer Jay Sedrish. They have pleaded not guilty. All of the aforementioned names are also defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the parents of camera assistant Sarah… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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