September 2013

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on September 26th, 2013

Elton John, Paul McCartney and Queen are among the '70s artists headlining the two-night iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 20 and 21..... Elton John is on hand at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 22 and pays tribute to Liberace..... Columbia-Legacy announces on Sept. 25 that a new Bob Dylan box set featuring the rock legend's entire official discography will be released Nov. 5..... An art exhibit showcasing Bob Dylan's recent iron sculptures will open this November at the Halcyon Gallery in London..... Testimony in the Michael Jackson civil trial in Los Angeles ends on Sept. 20 with jurors hearing from from Jackson's longtime personal physician, Dr. Allan Metzger, and his attorney..... A divisive statue of Michael Jackson outside an English professional soccer club Fulham Football Club is set to be removed..... Steve Hackett of Genesis tells Billboard that a Genesis reunion is "possible but improbable" and says he remains open to any potential opportunity..... Dave Davies of the Kinks says there is a "50-50" chance that his iconic British band could reform and tour together in 2014..... Paul McCartney performs a 15-song set on Sept. 23 on Hollywood Boulevard, mixing three songs from his upcoming "New" with Beatles, Wings and solo classics..... John Lennon fans will be able to revisit the late Beatle's 1980 travels to Bermuda in a new interactive album app called "John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes."..... George Harrison's son Dhani Harrison covers one of his late father's songs, "For You Blue," to raise money for the George Harrison Material World Charitable Foundation and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundationin an effort to cure spinal cord injury..... The Beatles' old haunt The Cavern Club, where the band played at least 300 times in the early 1960s, is scheduled to be sold at an auction in October..... The 2013 edition of the Farm Aid benefit concert is held Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Saratoga Springs, New York..... Tom Waits is added to the line-up of Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit concert, which is set for Oct. 29 at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, Calif..... In a recent interview on AXS TV conducted by veteran journalist Dan Rather, the Who's Roger Daltrey says Who drummer Keith Moon "wouldn't have wanted to be an old man."..... During a Sept. 23 appearance on NBC's Today show, Cher announces that she's ready to hit the road behind her new album, "Closer to the Truth," for the first time in eight years..... Deceased soul icon Ray Charles is set to get his own U.S. postage stamp as part of the USPS's "Music Icons Forever" stamp series..... Robert Hunter, the man behind many of the Grateful Dead's most enduring lyrics, is set to embark on a rare tour on Sept. 26..... Elvis Costello will perform a short acoustic outdoor set at the second annual Global Citizen Festival, set for Sept. 28 at New York's Central Park..... Mick Jagger is reportedly set to become a great-grandfather for the first time as the Rolling Stones frontman's granddaughter Assisi, 21, is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Alex.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on September 20th, 2013

Carlos Santana was uninjured after being involved in a minor car crash near the upscale Las Vegas neighborhood of Summerlin on Sept. 13..... Linda Ronstadt participates in a wide-ranging conversation promoting her new book "Simple Dreams - A Musical Memoir" at Manhattan's 92Y on Sept. 18..... Graham Nash released his new autobiography "Wild Tales - A Rock and Roll Life" and says he was most worried about David Crosby's reaction to it..... In a new interview with the BBC, Roger Waters says he regrets suing his former Pink Floyd bandmates in the mid-1980s over the use of the group's name..... Cher says she's "a little ashamed" of dissing Miley Cyrus' recent VMA performance in her latest series of tweets..... The producers of Sting's forthcoming new musical "The Last Ship" announce on Sept. 19 that the show will sail onto Broadway next year after a stop in Chicago..... The Recording Academy announces on Sept. 19 that Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week..... A tribute album to Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is expected to be released in 2014 to mark the 40th anniversary of the '70s classic..... Legendary comedian-actor Bob Newhart is awarded his first ever Emmy Award during the 2013 Creative Arts Emmy ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 15..... Paul McCartney will appear on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles on Sept. 23 and conduct an interview, followed by a live performance on Hollywood Boulevard for all to see..... A British man is sentenced to four months in jail for selling illegal copies of albums by the Fab Four..... British singer-songwriter Jackie Lomax, who was once signed to the Beatles' Apple Records and a veteran of the Liverpool music scene, dies in his sleep at age 69 on Sept. 15 near Liverpool following a brief illness..... British singer-songwriter Jackie Lomax, who was once signed to the Beatles' Apple Records and a veteran of the Liverpool music scene, dies in his sleep at age 69 on Sept. 15 near Liverpool following a brief illness..... Drummer Roger Pope, an early member of Elton John's band who also played with such acts as Hall and Oates, Harry Nilsson, Buddy Guy, Al Stewart, Cliff Richard, dies in a nursing home in England on Sept. 17 at the age of 66..... Famed heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton, who rose to the top of the boxing world 40 years ago after outdueling Muhammad Ali, dies on Sept. 18 at age 70 at a Veterans Affairs' medical facility in Henderson, Nev., following a stroke.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on September 15th, 2013

Kiss bassist-vocalist Gene Simmons releases his latest tell-all, "Nothin' to Lose - The Making of Kiss."..... '70s artists Carlos Santana, Billy Joel and Herbie Hancock are among the recipients of this year's prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, one of America's highest cultural and artistic honors..... Paul McCartney reveals the track list for "New," his first LP of all-original material since 2007's "Memory Almost Full."..... A piece of wood with John Lennon's original lyrics to the "White Album" track "Sexy Sadie" is being auctioned on Sept. 23 by the London auction house Fame Beureau..... The long-awaited new Jimi Hendrix documentary "All Is By My Side" from director John Ridley premieres with several screenings during the third week of September at the Toronto International Film Festival. Former Fleetwood Mac keyboardist-singer-composer Christine McVie is set to rejoin Fleetwood Mac on stage for a pair of upcoming live concerts in Europe..... David Bowie's latest album "The Next Day" is nominated for the UK's Mercury Prize, which recognizes the best album from the U.K. and Ireland..... The Clash's Joe Simonon says his late fellow band member, Clash frontman Joe Strummer, would be "very proud" of the band's new box set, "Sound System."..... Elton John's new album "The Diving Board" is made available for streaming on, nearly two weeks ahead of its Sept. 24 release date..... Village People singer-songwriter Victor Willis says he and his lawyers have won a closely watched copyright case and recovered the rights to 33 of his songs, which include such gold-sellling disco hits as "Y.M.C.A." and "In the Navy."..... Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kick off the final leg of their "Wrecking Ball" tour on Sept. 12 in Santiago, Chile, their first show in South America since the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! tour in 1988..... Neil Young surprises many fans at the 300-seat club Johnny D's in Somerville, Mass., on Sept. 11 when he debuted a new song, apparently titled "Drive My Car," while playing in his wife Pegi Young's backing band..... Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will participate in the keynote Q and A session at the 10th Annual "Billboard" Touring Conference in New York, set for Nov. 13-14 at the Roosevelt Hotel..... Queen guitarist Brian May hints he his working on a new Queen album featuring vocals from late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury..... Director-writer-actor Woody Allen is chosen as the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award winner by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which sponsors the annual Golden Globes awards show..... Philadelphia RB legend Bobby Martin, who arranged such "Philadelphia Sound" hits as Billy Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones" and Lou Rawls' "You'll Never Find," dies from a sudden illness at age 83 at a San Diego, Calif., hospital on Sept. 13..... Audio pioneer Ray Dolby, the U.S. engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered noise reduction in audio recordings, dies in San Francisco at the age of 80.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on September 11th, 2013

As the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial continues in Los Angeles, on Sept. 9 a judge dismissed two AEG executives from the lawsuit filed by Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson, but ruled that jurors should decide whether the company hired Dr. Conrad Murray..... Legendary British pop vocalist Cliff Richard is set to release his 100th album, "The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook," on Nov. 11..... A post on David Bowie's official Facebook page on Sept. 9 confirms the veteran rock icon has contributed vocals to "Reflektor," the new single by the current hot pop group Arcade Fire..... David Bowie is backing a campaign to get a bandstand he once performed on in Croydon, South London, in August 1969 restored to its former glory..... Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters will be among the headliners at the 2013 "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit concert for veterans, which is scheduled Nov. 6 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City..... '70s artists Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Elvis Costello and Heart will be among the performers at this year's Bridge School Benefit, which takes place Oct. 26 and 27 at the Shoreline Ampitheater in Mountain View, Calif..... Cher will be among the lineup of mentors on the upcoming season of NBC's talent show "The Voice," which kicks off on the network on Sept. 23..... Yoko Ono is set to release a 10-inch vinyl single with RZA from Wu-Tang Clan, with all proceeds going to charity..... Now playing in selected U.S. cities is the Fab Four-related documentary "Good Ol' Freda," based on the memories of the group's longtime secretary Freda Kelly..... In a new interview to be aired on the syndicated "Dr. Oz Show," Steven Tyler tells Dr. Oz that drugs ruined his life and that "My sobriety cost me nothing less than everything."..... Actor Jack Nicholson is laughing off recent reports that his 3-year long withdrawal from Hollywood is due to memory problems but because he no longer has the desire to act..... Just hitting Blu-ray for the first time is "Marathon Man," the 1976 thriller starring Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier and Roy Scheider..... Appearing on the daytime talk show "The Talk" on Sept. 9, Ozzy Osbourne's wife Sharon Osbourne reveals she once had a brief and "secret" fling with "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno in the late '70s, before she hooked up with Ozzy..... Prosecutors in Maine drop a drunk-driving charge against former "All in the Family" actress Sally Struthers under an agreement in which she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on September 6th, 2013

The Rolling Stones will be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 18th Annual Music Masters Series, which begins Oct. 21 and runs through the 26th in Cleveland..... The Rolling Stones confirm plans to release their July 2013 Hyde Park gig on DVD and Blu-Ray in November..... Eric Clapton is reissuing an expanded and remastered version of his smash acoustic album "Unplugged" on Oct. 15 via Rhino Records..... Van Morrison will release three remastered versions of his 1970 classic "Moondance," including a deluxe version and an expanded version that both contain previously unreleased tracks from the "Moondance" sessions..... The hit show "Glee" will kick off its fifth season on Sept. 26 with a two-part tribute to the Beatles..... The Beatles' classic 1967 set "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and 12 other LPs by the legendary quartet will finally be certified platinum in the United Kingdom following a change in the way the British Phonographic Industry allots such distinctions..... The Beatles' former Apple Records offices on Baker Street in London sells for 10.2 million pounds..... Michael Jackson makes a 14-position leap on Billboard ocial 50 chart following online activity surrounding the anniversary of his birthday on Thursday, Aug. 29, and the launch of his new Instagram account..... Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler makes a surprise performance at the tiny, 90-seat Nashville, Tenn. club The Bluebird Cafe on Sept. 4..... On Sept. 3, Universal Music released a brand new Rod Stewart collection, "Rarities," a two-disc set packed with alternative versions of hit songs, non-LP singles, b-sides, studio outtakes, covers, and Stewart's previously unreleased performances on BBC Radio One..... Elton John is presented the inaugural Brits Icon Award by his close pal Rod Stewart on Sept. 2 in a ceremony taped at the London Palladium for airing in the UK later in the month..... The Elton John AIDS Foundation will honor former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during the foundation's inaugural Founder's Award on Oct. 15..... Although David Bowie is reportedly at the center of a bidding war between promoters Live Nation and AEG keen to stage his live comeback, Arthur Fogel, Live Nation's CEO of global touring, says earlier reports of Bowie's live return are completely inaccurate..... Neil Young posts on his official Facebook page that his new music service Pono, which will provide listeners with downloads of high-resolution songs made to sound like their initial recordings, is set to launch in early 2014..... Heart is among the headliners at the annual Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival in Seattle, Wash., on the last weekend of August..... Sly Stone tells the UK paper The Guardian that he wants to put together a band consisting entirely of albino musicians..... Shemane Nugent, the 51-year-old wife of Ted Nugent, faces a hefty fine after she was arrested for taking a loaded revolver into the Dallas-Fort Worth airport terminal on Aug. 27..... The Academy Awards announces on Sept. 5 that funnyman Steve Martin will receive an honorary governors award from the Academy during the organization's 5th Annual Governors Awards on Nov. 16..... Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson, 76, has reportedly quietly retired from acting over issues with his memory..... The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will honor TV icon Carol Burnett with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 20..... British broadcaster David Frost dies of a heart attack at age 74 aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship on Aug. 30.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on September 1st, 2013

Sony Music-Legacy Recording announces on Aug. 28 that the 4-CD Bruce Springsteen box set "Tracks" will be re-released on Sept. 30..... A new anthology of previously unreleased Beatles recordings from mid-1960s appearances on BBC radio is due out this fall, according to a report in the UK paper The Guardian..... Paul McCartney announces on Aug. 28 that his new studio album will be called "New" and contain 14 tracks..... A previously unheard version of Ringo Starr's Beatles tune "Octopus's Garden" will be released along with a children's book of the same title this October..... Accusing him of employing "anti-Semitic and National Socialist" imagery, a Jewish group located in Germany is calling for a boycott of former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters' upcoming concert in Dusseldorf, which is set for Sept. 6..... A doctor in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial testifies on Aug. 28 that the superstar requested the anesthetic propofol to help him sleep at least a decade before he died from an overdose of the drug..... Elton John releases a video for "Mexican Vacation (Kids in the Candlelight)," a song that will be included on his upcoming new studio album "The Diving Board."..... Elton John's partner David Furnish announcec plans to open a swanky $3.2 million champagne lounge at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the same casino where Elton holds a residency..... Trudie Styler, the actress-producer wife of former the Police frontman Sting, will star in a new off-Broadway adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" this fall..... Motown Records icon Smokey Robinson honors a former Motown employee, Maxine Powell, at the legendary Detroit studio-turned-museum in the last week of August by attending an invitation-only event at the Motown Historical Museum..... Actor Chadwick Boseman, who appears in the new movie "42," is tapped to portray James Brown in an upcoming biopic of the late soul icon..... "Save The Badger Badger Badger," an anti-badger cull protest song by Queen guitarist Brian May, enters the British iTunes Top 40..... Actress Valerie Harper of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda" fame is informed her battle with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is "close to remission" and "defies the odds."..... Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi tells the Australian edition of Woman's Day magazine that growing up in the spotlight of a famous couple caused her to spiral into booze and drug addition..... Singer-songwriter Donna Hightower, best known for her 1972 hit, "The World Today is a Mess," dies at age 86 on Aug. 26 in Austin, Tex.

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