Favorite Seventies Artists In The News
Posted in Main by Administrator on November 29th, 2013
Several Elvis Presley items including his ID bracelet, several rings, and his wallet-size Army induction portrait open on Nov. 29 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland..... As the public gets a chance to participate in the selection process of next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for the second year, the current leaders among the 1.2 million people who have voted online are Kiss at number one, followed by Nirvana, Deep Purple, Yes and Hall and Oates..... John Oates of Hall and Oates tells Billboard that the duo are considering recording new music together..... Bob Dylan performs at London's Albert Hall on Nov. 27 for the first time since his fabled and tumultuous concerts at the cavernous Victorian venue in 1966..... Columbia Records confirms on Nov. 25 that Bruce Springsteen will release his 18th studio album, "High Hopes," on Jan. 14..... Bruce Springsteen's 1975 handwritten working manuscript of his breakthrough hit "Born to Run" is going up for sale on Dec. 5 in an auction to be conducted by Sotheby's, and is expected to fetch between $70,000 to $100,000..... '70s rocker Peter Frampton becomes the latest victim of a man who's suspected of stealing several bags of luggage from the Denver International Airport..... Some of the biggest names in the music business including the Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, Cher and Madonna are among the acts who have contributed songs to a new relief album that will benefit victims of the recent disastrous typhoon in the Philippines..... After enthusiastic reaction to the Monty Python's recently announced "one-off" show in London in 2014, the comedy quintet has added four more engagements in July 2014..... In a recent interview with German media, drummer-singer Phil Collins says that he has been thinking about playing solo again and also with his band Genesis..... British actor Lewis Collins, who starred in the huge UK hit show "The Professionals" during its run in the late 1970s and early 1980s, dies at his home in Los Angeles on Nov. 27 at age 67 after a five-year battle with cancer..... Actress Jane Kean, best known as Ed Norton's beleaguered wife Trixie on a TV's "The Honeymooners," died on Nov. 26 at age 90 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., after complications from a fall.
Favorite Seventies Artists In The News
Posted in Main by Administrator on November 25th, 2013
Two Billboard pop album chart veterans -- the Beatles and Elvis Presley -- return to the rankings for the third week in November with "On Air - Live at The BBC - Volume 2" and "Merry Christmas - Love, Elvis," respectively..... Carlos Santana announces during a press conference at the House of Blues in Las Vegas on Nov. 20 that he'll release his first-ever Spanish language album in early 2014..... E Street Band guitarist and longtime Bruce Springsteen cohort Steven Van Zandt says he has no inside information about Springsteen's plans to release a new album in early 2014, after news that a new single from The Boss called "High Hopes" will be released on Nov. 25..... Bruce Springsteen posts a video of the fan favorite "Secret Garden" on his official website..... After rumours they planned to play Down Under for several months, the Rolling Stones confirm on Nov. 19 that they'll play the first ever gig at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval venue in Adelaide, Australia, on Mar. 22..... In a new interview with the UK paper The Guardian, former Fleetwood Mac singer-keyboardist-composer Christine McVie says she would really like to rejoin her old band..... '70s singer-songwriter John Prine announces on his official website on Nov. 21 that he has an operable form of cancer on his lung..... Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler tells the UK mag Revolver that he penned a song about his Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi after the guitarist was diagnosed with lymphoma..... Grateful Dead veteran Bob Weir announces he'll hit the road in early 2014 with his band Ratdog for a month-long tour beginning Feb. 14 in Philadelphia..... A no-frills documentary dubbed "12-12-12" now playing in American theaters chronicles the benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy that was headlined by Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen..... A new 4-disc box set from late soul icon Donny Hathaway, "Never My Love - The Anthology," is released..... Notorious serial murderer Charles Manson, 79, is reportedly getting married to a 25-year-old woman named Star..... Three members of Willie Nelson's touring band are injured and hospitalized after being involved in a bus accident on Nov. 22 on icy Interstate 30 outside Sulpher Springs, Tex..... Guitarist Joe Kelley, a former member of the Chicago '60s garage band Shadows of the Knight, dies in September of lung cancer at age 67 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.
Favorite Seventies Artists In The News
Posted in Main by Administrator on November 20th, 2013
The CBS television network announces on Nov. 14 they'll air a two-hour special on Feb. 9, 2014, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."..... An audio-only recording of the Beatles' first ever appearance on American television is discovered in the archives of the Library of Congress..... A brand new Beatles video for the song "Words of Love" from their new BBC collection "On Air - Live at The BBC: Volume 2" is released by Apple Corps. Ltd. on the third weekend in November..... A new Beatles graphic novel dubbed "The Fifth Beatle" by Vivek J. Tiwary, a Tony-winning Broadway producer of "American Idiot," is published on Nov. 19..... Bruce Springsteen announces on his official website on Nov. 18 that he will release a new single entitled "High Hopes" on Nov. 25..... Billy Joel announces he'll be returning to New York City's Madison Square Garden on Jan. 27 for his first full show at the gigantic arena since his record setting 12-night run in 2006..... Stevie Nicks will release a documentary showcasing the making of her 2011 solo album, "In Your Dreams," on Dec. 3..... Nearly 50 years after its original release, Bob Dylan's influential 1965 song "Like a Rolling Stone" now has its first official music video, an interactive video that allows viewers to switch between 16 different story lines..... Classic rockers Boston will release their sixth album, "Life, Love and Hope," on Dec. 3..... Cher is taking heat from right-wing pundits after presumably calling former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin a "dumb c---" and members of the Tea Party "jihadists" via Twitter on Nov. 15..... The on-again, off-again Jimi Hendrix tribute "The Experience Hendrix Tour" is set to return again in 2014..... Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson says his Canadian power trio has "committed to taking about a year off" after they wrapped their Clockwork Angels Tour in August..... Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler reveals that he wants Rick Rubin to produce his upcoming solo album, which he has already began work on..... Jimmy Page makes a new song available for streaming on his official website, an unlikely mash-up track called "Ramblize," which blends his former band Led Zeppelin' hard-rock anthem "Ramble On" with the Notorious B.I.G.'s rap staple "Hypnotize."..... Surviving Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon tell Billboard that they turned down chances to reunite and that most reformations are motivated by financial reasons..... Journey donates $350,000 to help typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines, and its current lead singer Arnel Pineda has a message for his homeland: "Don't Stop Believin'."..... Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne says he will also raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan with a benefit concert featuring the cast of "Here Lies Love," the concept album and stage musical he wrote with Fatboy Slim..... Roger Daltrey of the Who says he will "never forgive" former UK prime minister Tony Blair's New Labour goverment for putting policies in place that allowed for mass immigration into the country..... Country music star Kris Kristofferson reveals he is now battling with memory loss..... As he gave the keynote address at the Billboard Touring Conference on Nov. 14 in New York, former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters disclosed that he is working on a new album -- his first in 20 years..... Hugely influential English folk singer Roy Harper, who provided lead vocals on the 1975 Pink Floyd track "Have a Cigar," is charged with sexually abusing a girl from the age of 12..... A representative for actor Sylvester Stallone is denying claims the "Rocky" star hurled a racial slur at a paparazzo on Nov. 14..... The five surviving members of the Monty Python comedy troupe announce they will reunite for a brand new stage show..... Veteran character actor Al Ruscio, who appeared in countless film, television and stage productions across half a century including "Godfather III," dies on Nov. 12 at age 89 at his home in Encino, Calif., following declining health.
Favorite Seventies Artists In The News
Posted in Main by Administrator on November 10th, 2013
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. and R and B icon Smokey Robinson are set to be honored with the Grammy Museum's first ever Architects of Sound award on Nov. 11 at its inaugural benefit gala in Los Angeles..... "The Motown 7s Box - Rare and Unreleased Vinyl," a collection of rare tracks produced by the Motown label, will be released on vinyl for the first time since their original release on Nov. 18..... David Crosby announces he's hitting the road in January 2014 to promote his forthcoming solo LP, "Croz."..... Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour" announces it will return to North American for about 40 more dates in 2014..... The Who will release a 4-disc Super Deluxe Edition of their 1969 rock opera "Tommy" on Nov. 11..... Bruce Springsteen and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters are among the headliners at the seventh annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit concert in honor of wounded veterans on Nov. 6 at New York's Madison Square Garden..... The Eagles play the first concert of a three-night stand at New York's Madison Square Gardon on Nov. 8, offering a series of L.A. country-rock classics including "Peaceful Easy Feeling, "Take It Easy," "Take It To The Limit," "The Long Run" and "Hotel California."..... Elton John kicks off a fall 2013 tour of North America in Bridgeport, Conn., on Nov. 8 with a set that showcased his new album "The Diving Board" along with a splashy career retrospective of some of his biggest hits..... After teasing about a presidential run for several months, Michigan classic rocker Ted Nugent is apparently eriously considering -- if not fully preparing -- a bid for President of the United States..... The will of deceased NYC rocker Lou Reed is filed on Nov. 4 in a New York City court, and the former Velvet Underground front man leaves his Manhattan penthouse, his home in East Hampton, N.Y., and the bulk of his estate to his wife, musician Laurie Anderson..... Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood teams up with former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor at the small NYC nightclub Cutting Room on Nov. 7..... Former Sex Pistols front man John Lydon tells the UK paper The Daily Record that Stones leader Mick Jagge paid for late Sex Pistols member Sid Vicious's lawyers after the bassist was arrested for the alleged murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen in the late '70s..... The New York Public Library and the Grammy Museum are collaborating on a new multimedia Beatles exhibition dubbed "Ladies and Gentlemen - The Beatles!" to celebrate the legendary quartet's first visit to the Big Apple in 1964..... The Beatles named as "the most pirated act in the world" according to a story in the UK publication "Music Week"..... 80 drawings from the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" film are expected to fetch as much as $200,000 when they go up for sale at Heritage Auctions in Los Angeles on Nov. 20..... Beatleologist Mark Lewisohn releases a massive new 932-page Beatles bio entitled "Tune In - The Beatles: All These Years Vol. 1."..... Peter Gabriel puts two previously unheard tracks called "Sagrada" and "Courage" from the sessions for his 1986 platinum album "So" on his website..... Aerosmith is confirmed as the third and final headline act of the UK's Download Festival 2014, which is set for Donington Park near Leicestershire, England, between June 13 and 15..... The classic San Francisco garage band Flamin' Groovies is readying a new six-song EP that is due out in early 2014..... Exactly 43 years and one month after she died of a heroin overdose in Hollywood on Oct. 4, 1970, Janis Joplin is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 5..... Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly Osbourne posts a video clip of her laser tattoo removal session on her Instagram.com account..... The History Channel announces plans to remake one of the most celebrated TV programs of all time -- the blockbuster 1977 miniseries "Roots."
Favorite Seventies Artists In The News
Posted in Main by Administrator on November 5th, 2013
Viewers tuning into the new Jimi Hendrix documentary "Hear My Train a Comin'" on American PBS stations on the evening of Nov. 5 will see newly unearthed footage of the rock legend performing at the Miami Pop Festival on May 18, 1968..... Paul Simon and Sting officially announce on Nov. 5 that they'll kick off a co-headlining North American tour on Feb. 8, 2014..... The sunburst Fender Stratocaster that folk rock icon Bob Dylan amously plugged in at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and "went electric" will finally be auctioned off by Christie's auctioneers in New York Dec. 6..... As tributes to recently deceased Velvet Underground cofounder Lou Reed pour in, none may be as moving as a letter by his widow, performance artist and electronic music pioneer Laurie Anderson, that was published in the Long Island paper "East Hampton Star" on Oct. 31..... Neil Young announces on his official website that he'll mount a four-night run at the city's legendary Carnegie Hall on Jan. 6, 7, 9 and 10..... The track listing for the forthcoming Beatles release "On Air - Live at The BBC - Volume 2," which hits stores and online download on Nov. 11, is announced..... Yoko Ono releases a video for "Bad Dancer," a track on her new Plastic Ono Band album "Take Me to the Land of Hell."..... Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Dan Aykroyd is added to the cast of the upcoming James Brown biopic, "Get On Up."..... Mick Jagger says he "categorically denies" making a pass at pop sensation Katy Perry after the singer recently claimed in an interview on Australian radio that Jagger "hit on me when I was like 18" as the two went to dinner together..... Stevie Nicks tells Mojo magazine that Prince "wanted me romantically" when she was recruited by the soul superstar to give advice on his famous 1984 track, "Purple Rain."..... The family of Marvin Gaye is accusing singer Robin Thicke of stealing another one of the legendary late soul singer's songs..... Appearing on a BBC chat show on Nov. 1, Elton John said that he "feels sorry" for contestants on talent shows like "The X Factor" who don't have the requisite life skills that time spent trying to break into the music industry gives you..... During a Facebook Q and A session with her fans on Halloween night, Cher jokes that her late ex-husband Sonny Bono could be in hell..... Rock journalist Robert Hilburn releases "Johnny Cash - The Life," an assiduously researched and entertaining book about the country singing legend..... Al Johnson, a member of the RB group The Unifics who charted four R and B Top 40 hits in the late '60s, dies at age 65 on Oct. 26..... Movie stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham, director of 1977's "Smokey and the Bandit," dies of cancer at age 82 in Los Angeles on Oct. 25.