Posted by Administrator on December 29th, 2013
The new Bruce Springsteen album "High Hopes" is accidentally released in MP3 format and removed from Amazon.com's mobile site on Dec. 28, more than two weeks ahead of its Jan. 14 release date. The Talking Heads fan site Talking-Heads.net has posts a Talking Heads instrumental from 1976 that was thought to have been lost until just recently. Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks officiates at the wedding ceremony of pop singer Vanessa Carlton and John McCauley of the group Deer Tick on Dec. 27..... David Bowie caps off 2013 with a very heartfelt and personal holiday greeting in a voice imitating Elvis Presley for BBC2's new program "This Is Radio Clash."..... Soul singer Bobby Womack announces he plans on collaborating with rapper Snoop Dogg and Motown legend Stevie Wonder on the follow-up to his 2012 album "The Bravest Man in the Universe."..... Michael Jackson's nephew TJ Jackson asks a U.S. judge to dismiss a petition filed by a relative challenging his guardianship of the King of Pop's three children..... Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath tells Classic Rock magazine that it's doubtful the heavy metal icons will release a follow-up to their 2013 reunion LP "13."..... . Studio drummer Ricky Lawson, who has worked with such famous names as Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Whitney Houston, dies at age 59 at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif., on Dec. 23 following a brain aneurism..... UK producer David Richards, who co-produced Queen's final four albums as well as three David Bowie albums dies at age 57 on Dec. 29 after suffering a long, undisclosed illness.
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Posted by Administrator on December 24th, 2013
Carlos Santana invites a former member of his band who fell on hard times, drummer Marcus Malone, to rejoin his band after a CNN reporter finds him living on the streets of Oakland, Calif..... Elvis Presley's 1957 Christmas album "Elvis' Christmas Album" is certified as the biggest-selling Christmas album of all time in the US by the Recording Industry Association of America..... Stevie Wonder recreates his classic 1976 double album "Songs in the Key of Life" on Dec. 21 during a concert at L.A.'s Nokia Theater for his annual House Full of Toys Christmas benefit concert..... Nile Rodgers of Chic, whose group topped the US pop chart 35 years ago this month with "Le Freak," says his aim for the new year is to score another No. 1 album with Chic..... Rod Stewart's former Faces bandmates Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones say they haven't been contacted by Stewart to discuss a Faces reunion, after Stewart hints that the Faces will reunite in 2015..... '70s glam rockers Slade tell a UK radio channel that they could release a new album in 2014..... The producers of ABC's annual New Year's gala "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" announced they'll cut to Billy Joel's concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn just after midnight to allow the Piano Man to serenade the entire country..... Ringo Starr will voice a "flamboyant mathematician" named Fibonacci Sequins in an upcoming special for the childrens series "The Powerpuff Girls" in January..... The UK paper The Mail on Sunday is reporting George Harrison refused an OBE before his death..... Aretha Franklin says she's planning a new album of classics made famous by some of her fellow iconic female singers..... Donna Summer returns to the top of Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart after 35 years with a new version of "MacArthur Park" called "MacArthur Park 2013.".... Dolly Parton is "strongly rumoured" to be among the lineup for the UK's Glastonbury Festival in 2014 in the "legends slot" on June 29, 2014..... Yusuf Islam (ne Cat Stevens) says he was "taken aback" by the recent announcement that he will be among the inductees of the Class of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame..... Ozzy Osbourne criticizes some politicians in the wake of the recent death of Nelson Mandela who he says are just trying to improve their own image..... '70s funnyman Steve Martin apologizes for a racist tweet he made on Dec. 20 in which he tweeted to his followers that they should "submit your grammar here."..... Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, dies on Dec. 23 at age 93 at his home in western Massachusetts.
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Posted by Administrator on December 19th, 2013
As the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards reaches his milestone 70th birthday on Dec. 18, his official website is urging fans to send him commentaries that will be presented to him as a gift..... The spot where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met in the early 1960s in Kent, England, is to be marked with a plaque..... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces inductees into their class of 2014 on Dec. 16, and making the cut this time are Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall and John Oates and Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam)..... The suburban New York house owned by former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley goes up in flames on Dec. 14..... Def Leppard announces it will begin a "Viva Pyromania" residency in Las Vegas in 2014, while also preparing to record an album of new material in Dublin..... Tyson Ritter, the lead singer-songwriter of pop-rock band The All-American Rejects, is cast as Gregg Allman in an upcoming biopic about the Southern rock pioneer..... Paul McCartney is caught on camera clamoring for a free T shirt while attending an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 16..... Queen drummer Roger Taylor says his band are planning on working with singer Adam Lambert of "American Idol" fame again in 2014..... Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters once again comes under attack from Jewish leaders after comparing the modern state of Israel to Nazi Germany..... A jury in Los Angeles is considering its verdict in a trial pitting veteran actor Ryan O'Neal against his late companion Farrah Fawcett's old college, over an Andy Warhol painting of the late "Charlie's Angels" star..... . Country music legend Ray Price, one of the genre's most beloved voices whose career spanned some 65 years, dies on the afternoon of Dec. 16 at age 87 after losing a battle against pancreatic cancer..... Peter O'Toole, the acclaimed British actor who made his name playing the title role in the 1962 epic "Lawrence of Arabia," dies at age 81 in London on Dec. 14 after a lengthy illness.
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Posted by Administrator on December 14th, 2013
A new musical based on the life of Kinks frontman Ray Davies is set to open at London's Hampstead Theatre in 2014..... A California court schedules opening arguments in the appeal of the Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray for Jan. 9..... A long-in-the works biopic of late Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson called "The Drummer" is shelved indefinitely and will most likely never go into production after actor Aaron Eckhart -- who was set to star as Wilson in the film -- backs out of the project..... A planned biopic of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is recast with Ben Whishaw ("Skyfall") after Sacha Baron Cohen's departure from the project..... Capitol Records announces on Dec. 12 that they will re-release all 13 of the Beatles' American LPs in a new box set in January in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of "Beatlemania" in 2014..... A collection of Beatles rarities and bootlegs will be released by Apple Records exclusively through iTunes the third week in December in order to retain the copyright of the material..... The Beatles, Kraftwerk and Kris Kristofferson will be among the artists that will honored with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award at a special ceremony the night before the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in January..... Former Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers will release a soul music tribute album titled "The Royal Sessions" via 429 Records on Feb. 4..... .The music streaming service Spotify.com announces at a presser in New York on Dec. 11 that they have added one of the last major holdouts -- Led Zeppelin -- to their roster of artists..... A spokesperson for Bob Dylan shoots down rumors that the rock icon had joined Twitter on Dec. 11..... Cable TV's Showtime channel announces it will be airing the Rolling Stones documentary "Sweet Summer Sun – Return to Hyde Park" on Dec. 20..... A record player once owned by Elvis Presley sells for a 4,400 pound bid on Dec. 12 during an auction in Cornwall, England..... Journey guitarist Neal Schon and his fiance, ex-"Housewives of D.C." star Michaele Salahi, announce they'll air their wedding live via pay-per-view on Dec. 15..... A "lost" Johnny Cash album called "Out Among the Stars" that the country music icon recorded in the 1980s but shelved during one of Cash's label shake-ups is finally coming out in the spring..... Neil Young's handsome new solo acoustic set "Live at the Cellar Door" overlaps a few songs with earlier entries in the folk rock icon's official bootleg series, but there's no shortage of standouts..... Classic rockers Boston are celebrating the holiday season with the release of a rocking twist on a Christmas classic titled "God Rest Ye Metal Gentlemen."..... A deluxe edition of Heart's live album "Fanatic Live from Ceasars Colusseum" is set for release in the US on Feb. 25 and the UK on Feb. 24.
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Posted by Administrator on December 9th, 2013
The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played when he famously "went electric" at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival fetches nearly $1 million at an auction conducted by Christie's in New York City on Dec. 6 -- the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction..... The handwritten, working lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hi "Born to Run" sells for $197,000 on Dec. 5 at Sotheby's in London..... Bruce Springsteen is among 12 nominees for the "Greatest Moment of 2013″ at Wembley Stadium in London..... '70s artists Billy Joel, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock are among five performers who received the prestigious Kennedy Center award on Dec. 8..... Stevie Nicks tells Billboard that she told former Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie that "It's your band. I don't really think you have to ask. Because it's your band" after McVie expressed interest in rejoining the group..... . Performing in Moscow on Dec. 6, Elton John dedicates his concert to a Russian man killed for being gay and condemned discrimination against the local gay community onstage..... The music of Paul Simon will be honored at the 2014 Carnegie Hall Benefit for music education on Mar. 31 at the legendary New York theater..... As what would have been the 70th birthday of Doors frontman Jim Morrison approaches on Dec. 8, surviving band members Robby Krieger and John Densmore release the first official update to their iPad app, which the band launched earlier in 2013..... Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards are announced on Dec. 6 during a primetime TV special on CBS, and a few long-neglected rock icons including Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin have an opportunity to bring home some precious metal during the show in January..... Mick Jagger announces on Twitter that he will contribute to a new album by his younger brother, Chris Jagger..... David Bowie releases a video clip for another song from "The Next Day Extra" edition of his first new album in a decade, "The Next Day."..... Grammy-winning pop songstress Dionne Warwick announces she will release a duet album dubbed "Feels So Good" in May of 2014..... Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart announce they are canceling an upcoming gig at SeaWorld over the marine entertainment facility's treatment of animals..... Yoko Ono grants the use of her late husband John Lennon's song "Imagine" to WhyHunger's "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign..... It has been revealed that Paul McCartney booked a Beatles tribute band called the Parrots to play a surprise 54th birthday party for his wife Nancy Shevell in Tokyo in November..... A biopic about the Beatles' first manager Brian Epstein called "The Fifth Beatle" will begin shooting in 2014..... Folk-rock singer Roy Harper is given a trial date in August 2014 over allegations he committed a string of sex offences in the Hertfordshire area of England in the mid 1970s..... Dolly Parton announces she will kick off her "Blue Smoke World Tour" on Jan. 24 in Rancho Mirage, Calif..... Nelson Mandela, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning anti-apartheid leader imprisoned for decades before becoming South Africa's first black president and an international symbol of freedom, passes away on Dec. 5 at age 95 after battling complications from a respiratory infection.
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Posted by Administrator on the December 5th, 2013
A Croatian group sues Bob Dylan for alleged "racism" after an interview he gave in the September issue of the French version of "Rolling Stone" magazine..... Elton John's forthcoming live date in Moscow on Dec. 6 is reportedly "on verge of collapse" over gay propaganda laws in Russia..... The Rolling Stones announce on Dec. 4 that they will kick off their "14 on Fire" overseas tour on Feb. 14 in Abu Dhabi..... Roger Waters says he wants to set the record straight over criticism he's received from Jewish groups regarding his use of the Star of David symbol in the show and his support for a cultural boycott of Israel..... Attorneys for Michael Jackson's family file court papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Dec. 2 indicating that they plans to seek a new trial in their wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG..... Billy Joel announces he will play one show at New York City's Madison Square Garden every month starting in January 2014, going indefinitely until either he or his fans are exhausted..... Cable channel Palladia, the sister channel of VH1, will premiere a one-hour Paul McCartney documentary on Dec. 5 that promises an in-depth level of access and behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the rock icon's latest album "New."..... . Paul McCartney sponsors a Japanese sumo wrestling team to promote "New," paying to have the LP's sleeve emblazoned on the team's flags during the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in the city of Fukuoka..... The Beatles get a mindblowing tribute on Nov. 30 when 30 artists in Portland, Maine, played songs from the band's catalog with full string and horn sections, plus bagpipes..... After 44 years in the vault, Neil Young's recordings at the Cellar Door in Washington D.C. in late November and early December 1970 are finally coming out on CD on Dec. 10 and 180-gram vinyl..... In a recent interview with Boston radio station WZLX, Rod Stewart reveals that he and his former Faces bandmate Ronnie Wood are planning a Faces reunion in 2015..... Marvin Gaye's eldest son Marvin Gaye III claims that singer Robin Thicke has copied four songs from his late father..... Appearing on the UK TV show "The Graham Norton Show," Ozzy Osbourne's wife Sharon Osbourne says doing a reality TV show was the "biggest mistake" she and Ozzy ever made..... Queen guitarist Brian May tells Britain's "Mojo" magazine that more previously unreleased Freddie Mercury material has been found in the Queen archives..... Drummer Dick Dodd, a member of the '60s garage rock band The Standells, dies at age 68 on Nov. 29 in a Fountain Valley, Calif. hospital after a battle with cancer.