June 2013

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on June 26th, 2013

An op-ed for USA Today written by the three surviving Pink Floyd was published on June 25, with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason accusing the streaming radio service Pandora trying to rip off artists over royalties from online radio..... As some fans in attendance speculated it could be the last U.S. concert from the legendary British rock 'n' roll band, the Rolling Stones wrap up the North American leg of their "50 and Counting" tour on June 24 with a gig in Washington, D.C..... Lionel RIchie appears in a fun new beer commecial for Australian television..... Earth, Wind and Fire announce their new LP "Now, Then and Forever," the group's first studio effort in eight years, will drop on Sept. 10..... As the Michael Jackson negligent hiring trial continues in Los Angeles, experts told the court on June 21 that the late pop superstar's health had deteriorated due to sleep deprivation, and cited the "Thriller" singer's inability to learn new dance moves and remember the lyrics to his songs as symptoms of the condition..... Elton John announces the Sept. 24 release of his first new album in seven years, "The Diving Board," on June 23 with an intimate black and white trailer clip in which the 66-year-old rock-pop icon said he "has to go back to go forward again..... In a new interview Bruce Springsteen says he's already started working on the follow-up to his 2012 album "Wrecking Ball," recording tracks with Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and the rest of the E Street Band in a studio in Sydney earlier this year..... Speaking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France in late June, Lou Reed says he feels MP3s were reducing music "to the lowest common denominator."..... Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac will reportedly be among the guest musicians to the upcoming new album by alternative rockers Nine Inch Nails..... "Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me," a new documentary on the beloved '70s Memphis-based power-pop band Big Star, will have its nationwide theatrical release on July 3 in New York City..... After meeting a dying fan at a movie premiere in 2012, veteran singer-actress Bette Midler makes the young woman's dream come true by singing to her in an emotional phone call..... Actress Lisa Robin Kelly, a cast member of the retro TV series "That 70s Show," is arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of drunken driving on June 22..... The Saturday morning series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" is released in a deluxe 15-disc set that includes all 110 episodes and a one-hour "Fat Albert" documentary..... Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland, a blues great who blended blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further on up the Road," dies in the early evening hours of June 23 at age 83 at his home in Memphis..... Veteran U.S. science-fiction and horror author Richard Matheson, known for such famous works as "I Am Legend" and "The Shrinking Man," dies at the age of 87 of as yet undisclosed causes.

A Wild Ride Through the '70s

Posted in Main by pygasus on June 24th, 2013

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Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on June 20th, 2013

The Eagles add 10 additional dates in November to their upcoming tour of North America..... To mark the 40th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band, the band is releasing their 1973 No. 1 album "Brothers and Sisters" in deluxe 2-CD and 4-CD versions..... Deep Purple releases "Now What?!," their first studio album in eight years, on June 4..... John Oates of Hall and Oates announces a new series called "Good Road to Follow" in which he's releasing a single every month for the next year his own PS Records and Elektra Records..... In the Michael Jackson negligent hiring trial in Los Angeles, jurors are shown a deposition on June 18 taped by Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson on March 21 of this year in which she testified the nanny Jackson hired to look after her and the other Jackson siblings was "obsessed" with the King of Pop and would even climb into his bed..... As promised in a Tweet earlier in June, Pink Floyd's catalog arrives on the streaming service Spotify.com after fans hit a million-stream mark for their 1975 track "Wish You Were Here" to unlock the entire catalog in a few days..... The Rolling Stones' full catalog is now available on the online retailer iTunes.com..... A lock of Mick Jagger's hair saved by the grandmother of the sister of one of Jagger's 1960s girlfriends is being auctioned by the British auction house Bonham's on July 3..... A rare demo of "Love Me Do," the Beatles' first single, sells on eBay for more than $10,000..... Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says he's been "itching" to make a solo album..... Sammy Hagar announces he's joining a star-studded lineup of country music artists for a benefit concert on behalf of the survivors of the deadly tornadoes which ravaged Oklahoma in May..... As predicted, Black Sabbath earns their very first No. 1 album on the "Billboard" Hot 200 album chart for their latest set of bone-crunching rockers, "13."..... Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers close ut the 2013 Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 16 with over two hours of music that included a Byrds cover and such deep cuts as the 1930s blues standard "Baby, Please Don't Go"..... Cher ends a 10-year hiatus from performing on TV on June 18 with the debut of her new single "Woman's World" during the Season Four finale of NBC's hit talent show, "The Voice."..... Joni Mitchell deliversa rare live performance in Toronto, Canada's Massey Hall on June 19 by singing at a tribute concert celebrating her 70th birthday, which arrives on Nov. 11..... The Doors drummer John Densmore says he's hoping to officially end his feud with his former bandmate, guitarist Robby Krieger, at a planned tribute for their late friend and Doors keyboardist, Ray Manzarek..... A biopic of the life and times of late colorful country music star George Jones appears to be on the horizon..... In Jerusalem to accept an honorary doctorate, Barbra Streisand speaks out against Orthodox Jews in Israel who compel women to sit in the back of buses and assault them for following religious rituals traditionally reserved for men..... Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt makes his first Twitter post since Dec. 2012 on June 20 to publicly mourn the sudden death of his "The Sopranos" co-star, James Gandolfini, who died the previous day in Italy at age 51..... Country music star Slim Whitman, known for his keen ability at yodeling and his high octave falsetto that kept fans entertained over many decades, dies of heart failure on June 19 at age 90 at Orange Park Medical Centre in Jacksonville, Fla..... Rock journalist Chet Flippo, a former editor of "Rolling Stone" magazine, dies on the morning of June 19 at age 69 after a lengthy illness and a bout with pneumonia.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on June 16th, 2013

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are among the tunesmiths formally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 13 during a ceremony and dinner at the New York City's Marriott Marquis hotel..... In what one critic described as "the single greatest headlining performance in the festival's 12-year history," Paul McCartney performs an epic 38-song set at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., on the evening of June 14 to a crowd of 80,000 adoring fans that lasted two-and-a-half hours..... Ringo Starr was on hand to open up a new exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on June 11 that puts his musical and creative life on display..... Footage of the Beatles' first ever U.S. gig in Washington DC on Feb. 11, 1964 sparks a new lawsuit between video company Ace Arts and Sony-ATV, who both want to use the footage in new video releases of their own..... Universal Music Group announces on June 12 that they've acquired rights to the Beatles merchandise in North America..... The Who kick off their "Quadrophenia And More European Tour" in Dublin, Ireland, on June 8 and four days later began a 10-gig stint in the United Kingdom..... Black Sabbath is on track to score its first ever No. 1 album on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart..... Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello will be among the famous musicians participating in a new protest song compilation from U2 frontman Bono..... Former Journey frontman Steve Perry recently posts on his blog that he recently underwent surgery for melanoma..... In a new interview with the men's magazine "Men's Journal" that hit newsstands on June 14, Keith Richards speaks candidly about his years of drug use and says that he doesn't believe any damage has been done..... A newly reunited version of the original Bad Company lineup featuring original vocalist Paul Rodgers makes their American network debut on June 10 on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."..... Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are offering fans who attended their abridged gig at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on June 8 a full refund..... Pink Floyd announce on Twitter on June 13 that they're willing to post their catalog on the streaming service Spotify on one condition: they're holding out until their 1975 track "Wish You Were Here" hits a million streams..... Eric Clapton cancels two concerts set for Vienna, Austria on June 11 and Stuttgart, Germany on June 12 due to a back injury..... The Beach Boys will cap a celebration of their 50 years as a group with "Made in California," a massive six-CD box set of previously unreleased music that's due Aug. 27..... ZZ Top releases "The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990," a new deluxe box set that brings the group's first 10 records back to their original mixes, on June 11..... Bob Dylan announces he'll play a string of dates in the UK this November, in Glasgow, Blackpool and London..... Darondo, a San Francisco Bay Area soul singer best known for the song "Didn't I," passes away of as yet undisclosed causes.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on June 11th, 2013

In a new interview with the "Wall Street Journal" that focused mainly on his passion for sailing, David Crosby says he hopes to participate in one final tour with his Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young bandmates Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young before he dies..... Elton John is attracting the attention of anti-gay campaigners in Russia's communist party who are warning the rock icon to tone down his colourful wardrobe and wear "more respectable" clothing for his concert in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar on July 14..... Singer Win Butler of the popular contemporary act Arcade Fire is the latest in a string of younger generation musicians who have joined the Rolling Stones onstage on their current "50 and Counting" tour of North America..... Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman tells Rolling Stone magazine that sometimes he and his bandmates would forge each other's signatures on books and concert programmes in the mid-to-late 1960s..... Paul McCartney brings his current "Out There" world tour to Brooklyn's Barclays Center on June 8 with a set that featured many rare live Beatles songs as well as well-worn classics like "Blackbird" and "Lady Madonna."&& Paul McCartney is set to appear on a new single called "Out of Sight" from the masked Italian electronic dance musican Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, whose one-man show goes by the name of Bloody Beetroots..... "13," Black Sabbath's long awaited first studio album by the original band since 1978, finally arrives on June 11 and the band has planned a world tour to promote it..... Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' June 8 show at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles is cut short 90 minutes into the show after the city's fire marshall warned Petty that the main floor was a hundred people over capacity..... Police in Los Angeles reportedly rushed to the family home of Katherine Jackson her grandchildren Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket Jackson in Clabasas, Calif., on June 6 after receiving what turned out to be a prank call that a gunshot had been fired in the residence..... An e-book edition of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr.'s book "To Be Loved," is being released on June 13 via Rosetta Books..... Cher will be performing "Woman's World," a new song off her upcoming album of the same name, on the June 18 season finale of the hit NBC talent show "The Voice."..... A new memoir by one of Bob Dylan's closest confidants, his late longtime road manager Victor Maymudes, is in the works..... The B-52's are forced to cancel two U.S. shows after singer Cindy Wilson becomes ill and is ordered to take immediate bedrest..... "Sound System," a new 12-disc deluxe box set by the Clash featuring remastered versions of their five studio albums, unreleased demos, B-sides, remixes, outtakes, live cuts and all of their music videos, will drop Sept. 13..... Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones tells the UK's Red Carpet TV news on June 9 that another Led Zepp reunion won't happen in 2014 because he's too busy writing an opera..... Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson is working on a new solo album with his former bandmates Al Jardine and David Marks as well as legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, Capitol Records announces on June 6..... Guitarist Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard announces on June 10 that he has been receiving chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma for two months, with four months of treatment remaining..... Joey Covington, a former drummer with Jefferson Airplane who played with the band from 1970 to 1972 and later was a member of the JA offshoot Hot Tuna, dies in a car crash in Palm Springs, Calif., on June 4 at age 67..... Graphic artist Arturo Vega, who designed the Ramones' "Hey Ho Let's Go" seal that has adorned Ramones merchandise for decades, dies of undisclosed causes at age 65 on June 8.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on June 6th, 2013

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson is "physically fine" according to Katherine Jackson's lawyer after the 15-year-old was hospitalized in the early morning hours of June 5 after what was described as a suicide attempt..... Paul McCartney reportedly agrees to appear for an interview and performance on an upcoming episode of the Comedy Central hit show "The Colbert Report" on June 12..... Yoko Ono scores her 10th No. 1 dance hit with "Hold Me," a song recorded with L.A. DJ Dave Aude, in which the 80-year-old artist sings about lost love over a sleek, stomping house beat..... Syracuse University is renaming its S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications after legendary "American Bandstand" host and Syracuse alumnus Dick Clark..... Alice Cooper says the greatest regret in his 40-plus year career is giving up the guitar, and now he's trying to help others avoid the same mistake by taking on the role of a therapist for Quitter's Anonymous, a new program set up by Fretlight guitars..... Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers kick off the opening night of a five-night stand in their hometown of Los Angeles on June 3 at the 1,400-capacity Henry Fonda Theater with a 20-song set that showcased the talent of lead guitarist Mike Campbell..... The United States Postal Service holds a day-of-issue ceremony in honor of late country music great Johnny Cash on June 5, who got his own postage stamp the same day..... Country-pop sensation Taylor Swift is the latest in a string of artists to make a surprise appearance with the Rolling Stones s the band continues its "50 and Counting" tour of North America..... Former the Police frontman Sting will release "The Last Ship," his first full-length album of new music since 2003's "Sacred Love," on Sept. 24..... Bob Dylan is accepted as a nominee for France's Legion d'Honneu, after the 17-member council that decides the award threw out his nomination in past years..... Both the Doors and their co-founding keyboardist Ray Manzarek enter the Billboard Social Top 50 the last week of May after Manzarek passed away on May 20 at age 74..... On June 1 Lou Reed posts on his Facebook page that his feeling better after undergoing a serious liver transplant procedure in May..... John Fogerty has his first Billboard Hot 200 Top 5 hit since 1983's "Centerfield" with his new all-star collaborations album, "Wrote a Song For Everyone."..... Legendary prog-rockers Yes announce they'll be headlining a one-day "Yestival" on Aug. 3 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J..... Black Sabbath begin streaming their new album, "13," in full online on June 3 from the band's iTunes artist page..... Queen guitarist Brian May leads thousands on a march through London on June 1 to protest the UK Government's planned badger cull..... A spokesman for Wayne Newton confirms on June 5 that "Mr. Las Vegas" is moving out of his sprawling estate, known a "Casa de Shenandoah," and relocating to a $3 million mansion about a mile away..... A California appeals court hands down a decision on May 29 on the liability of three large music music companies -- Sony, BMI and Warner -- that allegedly allowed royalties to be diverted from Sly Stone without doing the necessary due diligence..... Former Crosby, Stills and Nash and Buffalo Springfield member Stephen Stills, guitarist Kenny Wayne Shephard and former Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg form a new blues-rock "supergroup" called The Rides..... John Travolta recently attends the wedding of a couple he met in Georgia while he was in the Peach State getting his pilot's license renewed..... Chicago blues piano player Piano C. Red, who performed with Muddy Waters, B.B King and Fats Domino before being paralyzed in 2006, dies on June 3 at age 79..... Marvin Junior, the lead singer of the singing group The Dells, died on May 30 of kidney failure and a weak heart in his home in Harvey, Ill., at age 77..... Jerry McGill, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who recorded for the legendary Memphis label Sun Records, dies on May 29 in Alabama at age 73 after a battle with cancer and kidney trouble..... Former pro football player David "Deacon" Jones, an NFL hall of fame defensive lineman credited with coining the term "sack" for how he would tackle opposing teams' quarterbacks, dies of natural causes at age 74 at his home in Southern California on June 3.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on June 1st, 2013

In Memphis to play a show on the North American leg of his "Out There" tour on May 26, Paul McCartney makes his first ever visit to Graceland, the one-time home of Elvis Presley, before the concert..... Ringo Starr releases a statement on May 30 saying he plans on releasing an eBook entitled "Photograph" on June 12 featuring unseen candid Beatles photos taken by him during the band's active years as they traveled the world..... A new George Harrison memorial garden at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Estate near Watford, UK, opens to the public in late May..... Billy Joel surprises an assembly full of students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, N.Y., on May 30 with a performance and a candid Q and A session..... The Velvet Underground and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts settle a legal dispute over the iconic cover art for the VU's 1967 album "The Velvet Underground and Nico."..... John Fogerty performs a celebratory concert on May 29 at Los Angeles' El Rey Theater commemorating his 68th birthday, the 45th anniversary of the first Creedence Clearwater Revival album, and the first day of release of his new album "Wrote a Song for Everyone."..... Elvis Costello will release a new album with the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" house band The Roots, "Wise Up Ghost," on Sept. 7 via Blue Note Records..... A bevy of Boston's most famous musical sons including Aerosmith, James Taylor, Boston, the J. Geils Band, New Kids on the Block and the Dropkick Murphys headline a concert in the city on May 30 at TD Garden to benefit survivors of the victims of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing of Apr. 15..... Pop-rock star Rick Springfield will release his first novel, "Magnificent Vibration," in May 2014, publisher Simon and Schuster announces on May 28..... Never-before-seen photos of the Rolling Stones in the 1960s will be part of an exhibition showcasing the work of late photographer Eric Swayne at London's Proud Chelsea from June 13-July 28..... Leonard Cohen announces he'll play a string of dates in the UK in August and September..... Fleetwood Mac announces details of an Australian tour in late 2013..... Veteran heavy metal rockers Judas Priest are celebrating their impending 40th anniversary as a proper professional act with the recent release of "Epitaph," a vividly shot concert film that documents the last stop of the quintet's final world tour at London's Hammersmith Odeon in May 2012..... Original member of Gong and prog rock icon, Steve Hillage, confirms a new collaborative album and UK tour with Japan's leading progressive rock band Rovo, and his band, System 7..... Clarence Burke Jr., the lead singer of the Chicago-based R and B group The Five Stairsteps, dies on May 26 -- one day after his 64th birthday -- of undisclosed causes.

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