• Bruce Springsteen Tapped to Headline NCAA’s March Madness Music Festival in Dallas

    Bruce Springsteen Tapped to Headline NCAA’s March Madness Music Festival in Dallas

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have signed on to headline the finale of the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival, scheduled for April 4-6 at Reunion Park in Dallas.  The free three-day event is being held in conjunction with the NCAA Men’s Final Four college basketball championship games. Springsteen and his group will perform on April 6 at a concert called the Capital One JamFest.  The lineup for that event also includes pop-rock act .fun. The March Madness fest will kick off April with the AT&T Block Party, headlined by country singer Jason Aldean.  It also will include… Read more

  • Ex-Steely Dan Singer David Palmer Sues Band Over Alleged Unpaid Royalties

    Ex-Steely Dan Singer David Palmer Sues Band Over Alleged Unpaid Royalties

    Founding Steely Dan member David Palmer has launched a breach-of-contract lawsuit against his former band mates, claiming he’s owed a percentage of royalties that the group earned from streaming digital services. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Palmer says he discovered that he wasn’t receiving his proper due after he was contacted last summer by the performers union AFTRA, which asked him whether he was entitled to royalties from his old band.  The singer contends that as part of an agreement he signed in 1972 establishing Steely Dan Inc. — the company that oversees the band’s music rights — he is… Read more

  • Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Pointer Sisters to Perform on First-Ever US Night of the Proms Tour

    Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Pointer Sisters to Perform on First-Ever US Night of the Proms Tour

    Night of the Proms, a long-running series of European concerts featuring various pop artists backed by classical musicians, will make its U.S. debut in June.  The four-show tour will include performances by Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, The Pointer Sisters and Nile Rodgers & Chic, among others, and will take place June 19 in Dallas; June 20 in Little Rock, Arkansas; June 21 in Kansas City, Missouri; and June 22 in Omaha, Nebraska. Performing with the veteran stars will be Night of the Proms’ regular orchestra, Il Novecento, as well as Belgium’s Fine Fleur orchestra, a 24-member choir and an eight-piece… Read more

  • Limited-Edition Four-LP Vinyl Box Set of 1970s Neil Young to Be Sold on Record Store Day

    Limited-Edition Four-LP Vinyl Box Set of 1970s Neil Young to Be Sold on Record Store Day

    Four Neil Young studio albums — 1973′s Time Fades Away, 1974′s On the Beach and 1975′s Tonight’s the Night and Zuma — will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl together in a limited-edition box set in conjunction with the next installment of the Record Store Day campaign.  The event, scheduled for April 19, will see the release of a variety of limited-edition albums, new singles and rare and previously unavailable materials — all on vinyl — to support independent record stores. The four-LP Young collection, titled Official Release Series Discs 5-8 Vinyl Box Set, will mark the first time that the aforementioned… Read more

  • Allman Brothers Band to Play First Two Albums During Headlining Sets at 2014 Mountain Jam

    Allman Brothers Band to Play First Two Albums During Headlining Sets at 2014 Mountain Jam

    With the Allman Brothers Band set to kick off its annual residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre this Friday, the Southern rock legends have announced that they also will be headlining the 2014 Mountain Jam, scheduled for June 5-8 in Hunter, New York.  The Allmans have something very special planned for fans attending the June festival: They’ll be playing their first two studio albums — 1969 The Allman Brothers Band and 1970′s Idlewild South — in their entirety. The lineup for the 10th annual edition of Mountain Jam, which is co-produced by Allmans Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes, also includes… Read more

  • After Madonna Hometown Sign in Bay City, MI, Is a Statue Next?

    After Madonna Hometown Sign in Bay City, MI, Is a Statue Next?

    Now that Madonna‘s hometown of Bay City, Michigan, has agreed to erect a sign in her honor, a statue of the Queen of Pop also could be on the way. According to MLive.com, a total of $650 in private funds so far has been raised to erect the green-and-white sign announcing Bay City as the birthplace of the superstar singer.  It’ll welcome visitors who are traveling on U.S. Route 10.  But since the goal of the sign is to “get people into town,” as the commissioner spearheading the plan explained, he wants to have something for them to see when… Read more

  • Jimi Hendrix to Be Honored with US Postage Stamp; Star-Studded Unveiling Event to Take Place at SXSW Fest

    Jimi Hendrix to Be Honored with US Postage Stamp; Star-Studded Unveiling Event to Take Place at SXSW Fest

    On Thursday, March 13, the United States Postal Service will unveil a new stamp paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix as the latest installment of its Music Icons series.  The stamp will feature a colorful original painting of the late guitar legend performing that was created by artist Rudy Guttierez. The stamp sheet, which also features art by Guttierez, is designed to resemble a 45 rpm single sleeve and includes a painting of Hendrix’s face surrounded by images that represent his lyrics and aspects of his life story.  The stamps are “Forever” stamps that can be used on all standard sized… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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