• Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" Voted Best Driving Song in New Online Poll

    Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" Voted Best Driving Song in New Online Poll

    Everyone likes to hop in the car, turn on the radio and crank up some tunes, but which songs are the very best to drive to?  The website Insurance.com posed the question to 2,000 licensed drivers, both men and women, aged 18 and older, and the tune that came in at the top of the list is Journey‘s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” The tally is made up mostly of classic rock and pop songs, with Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” finishing in second place, AC/DC‘s “You Shook Me All Night Love” at #3 and Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” at #4 and,… Read more

  • Springsteen Spoofs Christie’s “Bridgegate” Controversy During "Late Night" Appearance

    Springsteen Spoofs Christie’s “Bridgegate” Controversy During "Late Night" Appearance

    Bruce Springsteen made an appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday to plug his new album, High Hopes, chat with the host, perform with his E-Street Band and participate in a spoof that poked fun at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” Controversy. The controversy involves George Washington Bridge lane closures that caused massive traffic gridlock and were allegedly political payback for the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J. refusing to endorse Christie’s re-election bid. Springsteen and Fallon both dressed in Bruce’s signature “Born in the USA”-era outfit — complete with bandana, jeans and cut-off shirt — and performed… Read more

  • Counting Crows Sue Music Company over Digital Downloads Revenue

    Counting Crows Sue Music Company over Digital Downloads Revenue

    Counting Crows are suing Universal Music Group over money they believe they’re owed from digital downloads of their music. UMG owns Geffen Records, which released Counting Crows’ albums until the two parties split in 2009. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the band now contends UMG owes them money because it has been improperly regarding downloads of their music as sales, rather than licenses. Counting Crows would be owed 50 percent of royalties if the downloads were considered licenses, rather than the approximately 15 percent they receive for sales.  Similar complaints involving artists such as Eminem, Peter Frampton and Rob Zombie… Read more

  • Burton Cummings Excited About First Solo Headlining Las Vegas Shows; Shares Other Plans for 2014

    Burton Cummings Excited About First Solo Headlining Las Vegas Shows; Shares Other Plans for 2014

    Founding Guess Who frontman Burton Cummings is gearing up to play his first U.S. concerts of the new year this week, starting with a show tonight in Palm Desert, California, followed by his first-ever major solo headlining gigs in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday. The Canadian singer/keyboardist, who recently turned 66, tells ABC News Radio that he’s “very much looking forward to” the Las Vegas performances, which will take place at the Orleans Hotel & Casino and which he describes as “a major step for me career-wise.” Cummings, the voice behind such Guess Who classics as “American Woman,” “These… Read more

  • Florida Songwriters Festival to Feature Performances by John Oates, Jonathan Edwards & More

    Florida Songwriters Festival to Feature Performances by John Oates, Jonathan Edwards & More

    Hall & Oates‘ John Oates and “Sunshine” singer Jonathan Edwards are among the many artists who will participate in the 30A Songwriters Festival, a series of showcases that will take place at 25 venues located in northwestern Florida next weekend.  The three-day event will run from Friday, January 17, through Sunday, January 19, in clubs, eateries and other locales along Florida’s scenic Highway 30A. Many of the performers will play on multiple nights at different venues during the fest.  For example, Oates is scheduled to appear at Caliza Restaurant in Alys Beach on Friday and Fish Out of Water in… Read more

  • Led Zeppelin Bassist John Paul Jones' Avant-Garde Project Minibus Pimps to Release Debut Album

    Led Zeppelin Bassist John Paul Jones' Avant-Garde Project Minibus Pimps to Release Debut Album

    Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has worked on an eclectic list of musical projects in recent years, including one called Minibus Pimps with Norwegian producer and electronic artist Helge Sten, aka Deathprod.  The duo, which made its live debut back in 2011, is now preparing to release its first album, Cloud to Ground. U.K.’s Fact magazine reports that the collection is due out on March 3, and will feature recordings from various live Minibus Pimps performances.  The SusannaSonata label’s website calls the group’s work “highly avant-garde electronic music.”  According to Fact, Sten says Minibus Pimps’ material offers “composed and… Read more

  • Clapton, Santana, Fogerty and Springsteen Among Stars Performing at 2014 New Orleans Jazz Festival

    Clapton, Santana, Fogerty and Springsteen Among Stars Performing at 2014 New Orleans Jazz Festival

    The lineup for the 2014 edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been revealed, and it features an impressive lineup of major veteran artists, including Eric Clapton, Santana, John Fogerty, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.  The event takes place over two weekends from April 25 through May 4 in the Big Easy. Dozens of other artists also will perform during the annual musical and cultural extravaganza, including Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and his new group The Sensational Space Shifters, Boz Scaggs, Chaka Khan, Aaron Neville, Bobby Womack, Irma Thomas, Johnny Winter, Delbert McClinton,… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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