• Sting Hosts Star-Studded NYC Premiere of New Musical, "The Last Ship"

    Sting Hosts Star-Studded NYC Premiere of New Musical, "The Last Ship"

    Sting’s first Broadway musical The Last Ship had its official opening on Sunday night, and as you might imagine, the audience was packed with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s A-list buddies. Showbiz411 reports that guests included Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Robert DeNiro, as well as Melanie Griffith, Deborah Harry of Blondie, Liam Neeson, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Joely Richardson, Bill Pullman, and Alan Cumming.  Of course, Sting’s wife, Trudie Styler, was also on hand, as were his two oldest kids, Joe and Kate Sumner. According to the website, at the end of Sunday night’s performance,… Read more

  • Prince Prepares Uninterrupted Eight-Minute Performance for Saturday Night Live

    Prince Prepares Uninterrupted Eight-Minute Performance for Saturday Night Live

    Earlier this month came the news that Prince will serve as musical guest on an upcoming episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Now, he’s revealed what we can expect of his performance, which will air November 1. Instead of doing two separate performances like most entertainers, the legendary singer will provide an eight-minute-long jam session with no commercial interruption during the middle of the show. This will mark the third time that Prince has performed on Saturday Night Live; his previous appearances took place in 1981 and 2006.  The singer will be accompanied by his all-female backing group 3RDEYEGIRL, with… Read more

  • Gino Vannelli Talks New "Live in L.A." DVD, Shares Plans for Next Album

    Gino Vannelli Talks New "Live in L.A." DVD, Shares Plans for Next Album

    In the fall of 2013, Gino Vannelli played his first concert in Los Angeles in more than 15 years, at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.  The show, which saw the eclectic Canadian-born singer/songwriter showcasing his classic pop-soul sound with accompaniment from a talented backing group, was captured for a DVD and CD titled Live in L.A. that was released earlier this year. Speaking recently with ABC News Radio, Vannelli admitted that he initially felt “a little nervous” at the concert, because “a lot of my friends were there, a lot of people in the business that I hadn’t played… Read more

  • Yes to Release Live Video and Album Documenting Recent UK Concert

    Yes to Release Live Video and Album Documenting Recent UK Concert

    On December 9, Yes will release a new concert CD/DVD package and Blu-ray capturing the legendary prog-rock band during its May 2014 tour of the U.K.  Like It Is — Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome features the group playing two of its classic albums in their entirety — 1971′s The Yes Album and 1977′s Going for the One. Like It Is will be the first official live release to feature Yes’ current lineup — founding bassist Chris Squire, longtime guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and new singer Jon Davison.  Among the well-known tunes that were played… Read more

  • Doors, Toto, Vanilla Fudge Members Featured in Film Marking 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Doors, Toto, Vanilla Fudge Members Featured in Film Marking 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Doors‘ Robby Krieger, Toto‘s David Paich and members of Vanilla Fudge are among the music stars featured in a new documentary called Rockin’ the Wall, which commemorates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The film, which was directed by Larry Schweikart, focuses on the influence that rock music had in inspiring the anti-communist revolution that occurred in the former Soviet Union.   The movie was based on Schweikart’s 2011 book Seven Events That Made America America. The documentary soundtrack features a mix of original songs and newly performed cover tunes, including renditions of The Temptations‘ “Ball… Read more

  • Carlos Santana to Publish Memoir, "The Universal Tone," on November 4

    Carlos Santana to Publish Memoir, "The Universal Tone," on November 4

    Carlos Santana will join the swelling ranks of famous rockers who’ve published autobiographies when his own memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light, is released on November 4.  The book takes an intimate look at Santana’s life, from his childhood in Mexico and his early days playing music in Tijuana strip clubs to his emergence as a pioneer of Latin rock and psychedelia to his late-career success with the Supernatural album and beyond. In The Universal Tone, which was co-written with Ashley Kahn and Hal Miller, Carlos also delves into how he developed his trademark guitar sound, shares… Read more

  • U2 Says "Songs of Innocence" First in a Trilogy of Albums

    U2 Says "Songs of Innocence" First in a Trilogy of Albums

    It took a while for U2 to finish off their latest album, Songs of Innocence, but it doesn’t seem like we’ll have to wait as long for a follow-up Bono tells Rolling Stone in a new cover story that the band has planned a follow-up to Songs of Innocence, entitled Songs of Experience, which he hopes will be released in the next 18 months. “We’re hoping Songs of Experience will be less about intimacy,” adds bassist Adam Clayton. “And more about a celebration of sorts.” In addition, Bono says that Songs of Ascent, which was originally announced in 2009 as… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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