February 2013

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on February 26th, 2013

Iggy Pop and the Stooges complete "Ready to Die," their first full album featuring frontman Iggy Pop, guitarist James Williamson, and drummer Scott Asheton since their 1973 classic "Raw Power."..... Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be among the headliners at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival, which is set for June 21-23 at Delaware's the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway..... Elton John hosts a small listening party on Feb. 22 at Village Studios on the west side of Los Angeles for his forthcoming album, "The Diving Board."..... John Fogerty hosts a small previewing party on Feb. 21 in L.A. for his new album of duets, "Wrote a Song For Everyone."..... The humble five-room New Jersey house in which Bruce Springsteen composed his breakthrough 1975 album "Born To Run" is put on the market for a cool $349,900..... Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler reveals in an interview on Australian TV on Feb. 24 that he's spent and estimated $6 million on drugs..... Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith are to be inducted into the Songwriting Hall of Fame, the organization announces on Feb. 22..... Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder says he considers the new Eagles documentary "The History of the Eagles" which is currently being shown on the Showtime channel to be a bit incomplete..... Authorities in Los Angeles issue a warrant for the former dermatologist of Michael Jackson, Dr. Arnold Klein, for allegedly failing to turn over more than 100 pieces of art to the trustee presiding over his case..... Jermaine Jackson of the Jackson 5 legally changes his name to a brighter surname -- "Jacksun."..... The Doors drummer John Densmore's new book "The Doors Unhinged - Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial" is given an Apr. 17 release date..... Patti Smith is among the headliners at a Tibet benefit concert in New York at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 21..... Simon Cowell, the mastermind behind the reality talent TV series "X Factor," says David Bowie would be his dream choice to be the next judge on the show when it returns later this year..... Billboard announces it will add YouTube viewing stats into consideration when it collects data for its venerable "Hot 100" singles chart..... Some fans of the Who are wondering what prompted guitarist Pete Townshend to apparently tell the father of a young girl who brought his daughter to a Who concert in Hamilton, Ontario, on Feb. 19 to "F--- off."..... In the final week of Black History Month in America, Michigan rocker and conservative activist posts on the conservative website WorldNetDaily.com that he intends on calling his next tour "Ted Nugent Black Power 2013."..... Current Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham posts on Facebook that he doesn't know how to take recent comments by Robert Plant on Australian TV that he has "nothing to do in 2014."..... Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood plays an unlikely gig on Feb. 20 at a school in the British city of Northampton..... Ronnie Wood's ex-wife Jo Wood says in her forthcoming autobiography "Hey Jo" that her former rocker husband once handed her a packet of cocaine shortly after she gave birth to their son Tyrone..... Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman says he was "disappointed" by his role in The Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows which took place this winter..... Cleotha Staples, a founding member of the R and B and gospel group The Staple Singers, died on Feb. 21 at age 78 at her Chicago home after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer's disease..... Former The Temptations member Damon Harris dies on Feb. 18 at age 62 after a battle with prostate cancer..... Magic Slim, a dynamic guitarist who helped shape the sound of Chicago's electric blues, dies on Feb. 21 at age 75 in a Philadelphia hospital.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on February 21st, 2013

Prince Jackson, the 16-year-old son of Michael Jackson, signs on to be a correspondent for the syndicated celebrity gossip program "Entertainment Tonight."..... Stevie Wonder announceds a 90-minute concert he hosted last October at the United Nations Headquarters in New York will premiere on Feb. 23 on the Centric cable channel at 9:00 p.m. EST..... The 80th birthday of Yoko Ono on Feb. 18 is being marked by a major retrospective of her work in Frankfurt, Germany, and the widow of John Lennon says she feels she is becoming freer in her art..... Paul McCartney will be among the artists featured on a new compilation celebrating the 20th anniversary of the War Child charity..... The Beatles give their blessing to "Good Ol' Freda," a new documentary about their former secretary Freda Kelly, by lending their music to the upcoming film..... Bruce Springsteen is set to open the new Leeds Arena, a 13,500 capacity venue that will host its first ever concert on July 24..... '70s disco icons KC and the Sunshine Band are marking their 40th anniversary in 2013 with an extensive tour, and founder Harry Wayne Casey says there is also new music on the way..... In his just released memoir "The Sound Track of My Life," legendary music executive and producer Clive Davis reveals that his bisexual and has had two serious relationships with men over the past 20 years..... Former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant hints that he might be open to Led Zepp reunion in 2014 during an interview with Australia's version of "60 Minutes."..... Elton John could be among several A-list artists who will perform in branches of the British music retailer HMV in a bid to revive interest the struggling firm..... In a recent interview with Fox News, Stevie Nicks hints that any decision by Fleetwood Mac to record a new studio album would be largely influenced by the reaction their new material receives from fans on tour..... Poor ticket sales sink a Halloween concert cruise by Alice Cooper that the shock rocker had planned this fall..... Van Halen and Billy Joel will be among the headliners at the two-day Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Australia this spring..... An Ohio couple is arrested at a Motel 6 in the Cleveland suburb of Brook Park on Feb. 8 after getting into a heated argument over who was the greatest guitarist of all time -- Van Halen's Eddie Van Halen or Slash, formerly of Guns 'N Roses..... David Bowie is set to release a second track titled "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" from his upcoming new studio album "The Next Day" on Feb. 26..... British musician Kevin Ayers, founder of the pioneering UK psychedelic band Soft Machine, dies at age 68 at his home in the south of France on Feb. 19..... Record producer-songwriter George "Shadow" Morton, best known for his influential work in the 1960s and the introduction of girl group The Shangri-Las to the pop music world, passes away at age 72..... English singer Tony Sheridan, who famously used an early incarnation of the Beatles as his backing band during their early days of playing clubs in Hamburg, dies at age 72 on Feb. 16 after a long illness..... British actor Richard Briers, best known for the 1970s UK TV sitcom "The Good Life" as well as his Shakespearean roles, dies on Feb. 17 after a struggle with emphysema.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on February 16th, 2013

Chinese authorities harden their line on foreign musicians after Elton John infuriated them during a recent concert in Beijing by dedicating a performance to outspoken artist and activist Ai Weiwei..... Stevie Wonder says he's not happy with lyrics by Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne that reference Emmett Till, a black teen who was killed in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman..... Paul McCartney wins his first Grammy since his Beatles days on Feb. 10 for his latest studio album, "Kisses on the Bottom," at the 2013 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles..... Stevie Nicks says Fleetwood Mac is looking to fit three new songs into the set list of their upcoming 2013 world tour, which will get underway on Apr. 4 in Columbus, Ohio..... Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar and Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads participate in an all-star jam at TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif., on Feb. 15..... Vurrent Van Halen singer David Lee Roth tells Rolling Stone he's frustrated with the lack of movement within the band, both in writing new material and expanded touring..... Queen guitarist Brian May says he has plans for an interactive "riffs album" with Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi that would allow fans to build their own songs around the musicians' unused material..... Co-founding Lynyrd Skynyrd member Gary Rossington is hospitalized at St. John's Hospital in Jackson, Wyoming on Feb. 14 to undergo tests for an abdominal infection..... The BBC 2 announces it will broadcast a new feature-length David Bowie documentary entitled "Five Years" in May 2013..... Brian Wilson is honored with a Best Historical Album Grammy on Feb. 10 for the Beach Boys' deluxe box set of "The Smile Sessions," which was released last year..... Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be among the headliners at the 2013 Hangout Music Fest, which is set for May 17-19 in Gulf Shores, Ala..... Def Leppard signs on for a special edition of the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp that will take place in Las Vegas on Apr. 4-7..... 1960s rock 'n' roll legend Chubby Checker files a trademark infringement lawsuit against Hewlett Packard and Palm Inc., over a softwar app called "The Chubby Checker" that is used to measure the size of a man's private parts based on his shoe size..... Rick Huxley, the bassist for the 1960s British Invasion pop band the Dave Clark Five, dies unexpectedly at his home in the English countryside on Feb. 12 at age 72..... '70s comedian-actor Steve Martin becomes a dad for the first time at age 67 -- and manages to keep it secret from the media for more than a month..... Gerry Hambling the British film editor whose credits include "Midnight Express," "Pink Floyd – The Wall" and "Mississippi Burning," dies on Feb. 5 in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England, at age 86.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on February 11th, 2013

Cable TV's Showtime channel will premiere a new two-part Eagles documentary, "The History of the Eagles," on Feb. 15..... Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac appear at a legislative hearing conducted by the state of Hawaii on Feb. 8 to push a bill aimed at protecting celebrities' privacy..... Bruce Springsteen is honored as the MusiCares' 2013 Person of the Year at a star-studded ceremony held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 8 in recognition of his artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work..... Elton John is scheduled to be among those paying tribute to late The Band drummer-singer Levon Helm at the 2013 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 10..... Ozzy Osbourne says a new track on Black Sabbath's new studio album "13" is provocatively titled "God Is Dead."..... "Lust for Life," a new biopic chronicling David Bowie and Iggy Pop's legendary collaboration in West Berlin in the 1970s, is being planned..... The private record collection of late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone is set to be auctioned off by RR Auctions beginning Feb. 14..... HBO Films releases a trailer from its forthcoming highly anticipated biopic of imprisoned "Wall of Sound" record producer Phil Spector with Al Pacino in the title role..... Classic rock icons Pink Floyd's catalog on the British Parlophone record label changed hands after Warner Music pays $765 million for the record label in early February..... Paul McCartney is reportedly ignored when he began performing Beatles songs on a train in America recently as passengers thought he was a busker..... Yoko Ono purchases TV ad time to address New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the deadline nears for his decision about whether to allow hydraulic fracturing in the state..... Appearing on E!'s "Chelsea Lately," Elton John reveals he will be among the contributors to the upcoming album by Queens of the Stone Age..... Rod Stewart and former Oasis principal Noel Gallagher are voted as two of Britain's wittiest celebrities in a new poll conducted by Leicester Comedy Festival..... German synth-rock pioneers Kraftwerk open their eight-night residency at London's Tate Modern Museum on Feb. 6 by playing their forth album, "Autobahn," in its entirety..... Classic rockers Journey and Whitesnake will appear onstage together for the first time ever in eight concert dates across the UK throughout May 2013..... R and B singer Cecil Womack, the brother and former collaboarator of Bobby Womack, dies at the age of 65..... Legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd dies at the age of 80.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on February 5th, 2013

A new bill named after Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler intended to protect celebrities who visit Hawaii from intrusive paparazzi is being proposed by the legislature of the Aloha State..... May 25 is the release date given to John Fogerty's upcoming duets album, "Wrote a Song for Everyone."..... New Orleans-based music veteran Aaron Neville earns his highest charting album ever (No. 7) on Billboard's Top R-B-Hip-Hop Albums chart with his newest LP, "My True Story."..... A Beatles-inspired stage production called "Backbeat" opens at the Ahmanson Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 30..... In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Yes bassist Chris Squire says he isn't miffed that his fellow prog-rock band Rush is getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year ahead of Yes..... Former the Police frontman and '80s-'90s solo star Sting is scheduled to perform with rising artists Bruno Mars and Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy Awards on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles..... Fleetwood Mac confirms they will play five U.K. and Irish tour dates this fall..... The mobile recording studio once owned by the Rolling Stones and used to record some of the band's biggest albums including "Sticky Fingers" and "Exile on Main Street" is set to be revamped and restored for use at a future music venue in Calgary, Canada..... Reg Presley, the frontman of the '60s British pop band The Troggs, dies at his home in Andover, England on Feb. 4 at age 71 after a battle with cancer..... Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, the combative politician who rescued the Big Apple from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, dies of congestive heart failure at age 88 on Feb. 1.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on February 1st, 2013

Former War and The Animals frontman Eric Burdon releases a new album, "Til Your Water Runs Dry," which he says was inspired by a conversation with former Soviet Union chief Mikhail Gorbachev..... Eric Clapton will release his 21st studio LP, "Old Sock," via his own Bushbranch label on Mar. 12..... John Fogerty is putting the finishing touches on his new album "Wrote a Song For Everyone," which sees the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman reinterpreting several CCR classics..... Stevie Nicks hooks up with current country stars Lady Antebellum at L.A.'s Sony Pictures Studios on Jan. 29 to tape an upcoming episode of CMT's "Crossroads" series, and says she "almost died in the nineties" following a stint in a Klonopin withdrawal treatment program. After postponing his "Manilow on Broadway" concert series two times because of a bout with bronchitis, Barry Manilow takes the stage at the St. James Theatre in Manhattan on Jan. 29, telling the crowd, "I've hacked up enough phlegm to float Long Island."..... Country music legend Johnny Cash will be honored with his very own postage stamp as part of the U.S. Postal Service's new "Music Icons" series of stamps, the USPS announces on Jan. 29..... Shamed '70s glam rocker Gary Glitter reportedly earns $300,000 in 2012 due to his song "Rock and Roll Part 2" being used in a number of advertisements, including a spot in the trailer for the Oscar-nominated movie "Silver Linings Playbook."..... The Who's Pete Townshend picks up the Les Paul Award on Jan. 25 at the 28th annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards in Anaheim, Calif..... Billy Joel says he hasn't spoken to his sometime touring partner Elton John since the Rocket Man went public about Joel's drinking problems and urged him to take rehab seriously the next time during a 2011 interview..... Elton John will headline Britain's Bestival in 2013 with rapper Snoop Dogg..... The Doors drummer John Densmore will detail the long-running legal spats between the surviving members of the iconic L.A. rock band in a new book entitled "The Doors Unhinged - Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial."..... Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook releases "Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division," a memoir of his days in the post-punk band Joy Division..... The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces on Jan. 30 that Barbra Streisand will be performing at the upcoming Oscars ceremony in February for the first time in 36 years..... Country singer Emmylou Harris is charged with a misdemeanor traffic offense in connection with a Los Angeles highway accident in last fall..... Actor Burt Reynolds is released from a Florida hospital on Jan. 29 after a battle with the flu..... Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, the colorful and flamboyant lead singer of the '70s R and B troupe The Ohio Players, dies on Jan. 26 at age 70 after a struggle with cancer.

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