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Hear The Who’s New Song, “Be Lucky,” Now

Friday, September 26th, 2014 by

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Universal Music EnterprisesYou won’t have to wait to hear The Who‘s brand-new song, “Be Lucky”: it’s streaming online now at the band’s official website, as well as on YouTube.  The track is the legendary British rockers’ first new tune since the release of the 2006 album The Endless Wire, and will appear on the group’s forthcoming two-CD compilation, The Who Hits 50!, due out October 27.

“Be Lucky” is a mid-tempo rock number perhaps reminiscent of some of the material featured on The Who’s early-’80s albums, Face Dances and It’s Hard.  The song’s lyrics offer advice to young rockers who perhaps want to follow in The Who’s footsteps, and include more than one reference to AC/DC.

In one section, Roger Daltrey sings, “If you want to sell, you gotta kiss and tell/Then you gotta do a cover of ‘Highway to Hell’/If you wanna fight, if you need to fight/Then you better get ready to rock through the night!”

The track was recorded during the late summer of this year, and was produced by Dave Eringa, who also produced Going Back Home, the recent album Daltrey made with ex-Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson.  Accompanying Roger and Pete Townshend on the tune are two longtime members of The Who’s touring band — drummer Zak Starkey and bassist Pino Palladino — as well as keyboardist Mick Talbot, formerly of The Style Council and Dexys Midnight Runners.

All royalties from “Be Lucky” will be donated to Teen Cancer America, the charity that Daltrey and Townshend co-founded in 2011.

The Who kicks off a tour celebrating their 50th anniversary November 26 in Dublin, Ireland.



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John Lennon-Themed Movie from Spain in the Running for Oscar Nomination

Friday, September 26th, 2014 by

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesA Spanish movie inspired by the true story of a man’s quest to meet John Lennon while he was filming How I Won the War in Spain in 1966 could be in line for an Oscar nomination.  Billboard reports that Spain’s film academy has chosen Vivir es Facil con los Ojos CerradosLiving Is Easy (with Eyes Closed), in English — as the country’s entry for the Foreign Language Film honor at next year’s Academy Awards.

The movie tells the tale of a free-spirited English-language teacher who’s obsessed with The Beatles, and who journeys to Spain’s Almeria province in an attempt to track down Lennon and ask him the meaning behind the lyrics he wrote for the Fab Four’s Revolver album.  The film was written and directed by David Trueba and features a score by acclaimed jazz-fusion guitarist Pat Metheny.

Living Is Easy (with Eyes Closed), whose titled comes from a line in “Strawberry Fields Forever,” already has won six Goya Awards — Spain’s equivalent to the Oscars — including best picture, best director, best actor and best screenplay.

The U.S.’ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will reveal the nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards on January 15, 2015.  The Oscars ceremony will be held on February 22.


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Tom Jones to Duet with UK Pop Sensation Ed Sheeran at Australian Football Championship Game

Friday, September 26th, 2014 by

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Marco Grob; Ben WattsIt may be an unlikely duo, but a collaboration between Tom Jones and young British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran sure sounds entertaining.

The 74-year-old Welsh legend and the 20-year-old pop star will combine for a headlining appearance this Saturday at the Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final showdown in Melbourne.

It is not known what the two entertainers will be performing, but they’ll take the stage in front of 100,000 fans ready for some Australian rules football, which combines kicking, hand balling and running with the ball.

Both men will perform three of their own songs before the game, plus a duet, which Sheeran said was Jones’ idea, reports Australian news website News.com.au.

“I was hoping someone would suggest we should duet, and he actually suggested it himself, which is good,” says Ed.  “It’s always nice to sing on stage with people you really respect.”

As for what other tunes Jones may sing, Tom says, “It could more than likely be ‘Delilah,’” adding, “I won’t be doing any obscure songs, I’ll be doing songs people know.  I’m there to please an audience.”



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Joe Perry to Promote New Memoir, “Rocks,” with October Book-Signing Tour

Friday, September 26th, 2014 by

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Image Courtesy Simon and SchusterAerosmith just wrapped up its North American trek a couple of weeks back, but guitarist Joe Perry already is preparing to hit the road again.  The 64-year-old rocker has announced dates for a 14-stop U.S. book-signing tour to promote Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith that begins at a Barnes & Noble store in New York City on October 7, the day that his new memoir will be published.

The cross-country promotional jaunt is plotted out through an October 20 appearance at Book Soup in Los Angeles.  Among the other stops Perry will make is an October 14 visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

In Rocks, Joe candidly charts his journey from a guitar-obsessed teenager to a member of one of the great all-time American rock bands, detailing all the highlights and low points along the way.  Perry documents Aerosmith’s many triumphs, sharing stories behind their classic recordings and sold-out tours en route to induction into the Rock Hall and beyond.  He also doesn’t shy away from recalling the band’s infamous struggles with excess, as well as his often contentious relationship with Steven Tyler and the conflicts that prompted Perry to temporarily quit the group he loved.

Rocks features a foreword penned by Joe’s buddy Johnny Depp, and includes more than 100 photos, many of them never seen before.  In addition, the book boasts a section with information about the instruments and gear Perry has used throughout his music.

Here are all the dates on Perry’s Rocks book-signing tour:

10/7 — New York, NY, Barnes & Noble – Union Square
10/8 — Ridgewood, NJ, Bookends
10/9 — Brookline, MA, Brookline Booksmith – The Coolidge Corner Theatre
10/10 — Boston, MA, Guitar Center – Boylston Street
10/11 — Boston, MA, The Paper Store – Framingham
10/13 — Chicago, IL, The Standard Club of Chicago
10/13 — Arlington Heights, IL, Guitar Center – Arlington Heights
10/14 — Cleveland, OH, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
10/15 — Los Angeles, CA, Barnes & Noble – The Grove
10/16 — San Francisco, CA, Guitar Center – San Francisco Proper
10/17 — San Francisco, CA, Book Passage – The San Francisco Ferry Building
10/18 — Phoenix, AZ, Changing Hands Bookstore
10/19 — Scottsdale, AZ, Guitar Center – Scottsdale
10/20 — Los Angeles, CA, Book Soup


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Sting to Perform with No Doubt at Global Citizen Festival This Weekend in New York City

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by

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Frank Ockenfels; Interscope RecordsSting will make a special appearance at the Global Citizen Festival this Saturday in New York’s Central Park, taking the stage with previously announced performers No Doubt.

Although the details are hush-hush, veteran television producer Ken Ehrlich tells Billboard that the “must see” collaboration came about in a “pretty organic” way.

“It came from No Doubt,” he says.  “We talked about a couple of possible people to do something with.  As soon as we mentioned Sting, they loved that.”

As for what song will be performed, Ehrich’s lips are sealed.  However, he did say it’s a song both acts are “familiar with.”

He adds, “I’m old, but I’m still a believer in the element of surprise, as much as we can.  It’s not easy in this age of tweets and the rest of it, but we’re going to try.”

The festival, which will take place on the Great Lawn, coincides with the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. It’s a free ticketed event — get yours at the Global Citizen website.

Other performers at the Global Citizen Festival include Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, fun., The Roots and DJ/producer Tiesto.

The Global Citizen organization’s stated goal is to wipe out extreme poverty by 2030.


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Paul Rodgers Among Stars to Perform on New Season of PBS’ “Front and Center”

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by

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Image Courtesy of Paul MoscowPaul Rodgers is among the artists who will be featured on the upcoming fourth season of the live-performance series Front and Center, which airs on public television stations across the U.S.  Each episode of the show is filmed in high-definition and features a different music act playing a set at a small venue.

Rodgers’ Front and Center episode is scheduled to premiere on November 11, and will feature the Bad Company and Free frontman performing songs from his latest studio album, The Royal Sessions, a collection of classic soul and R&B covers he recorded in Memphis with a group of famed studio musicians.

“My Front and Center special was special indeed,” Rodgers says in a statement.  “They provided a dazzling setting for all the Royal Session musicians from Memphis, and myself, to dig into the tracks from the album.  Visually and aurally the show came off beyond my expectation.”

The new season of Front and Center will kick off on September 30 with a show featuring The Counting Crows.  Other artists that will appear on the series in the coming months include Bon Jovi‘s Richie Sambora, Chickenfoot guitarist Joe Satriani, singer/songwriter John Hiatt, English folk-rock great Richard Thompson, pop-rock group The Fray and country stars Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Keith Urban.

Satriani’s performance, which will debut on October 21, captures the virtuoso guitarist celebrating what would have been the 99th birthday of renowned electric-guitar pioneer Les Paul.  Sambora also pays tribute the late Paul on his episode, which is scheduled to begin airing on December 2.

Check your local listings to find out when the Front and Center episodes will be shown in your area.  For more information, visit FrontandCenter.com.


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Paul Rodgers, Richie Sambora, Joe Satriani to Appear on New Season of Public TV’s “Front and Center”

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by

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Paul Moscow; James Minchin IIIPaul Rodgers, Bon Jovi‘s Richie Sambora and Chickenfoot‘s Joe Satriani are among the artists who will be featured on the upcoming, fourth season of the live-performance series Front and Center, which airs on public television stations across the U.S.  Each episode of the show is filmed in high-definition and features a different music act playing a set at a small venue.

Rodgers’ Front and Center episode is scheduled to premiere on November 11, and will feature the Bad Company and Free frontman performing songs from his latest studio album, The Royal Sessions, a collection of classic soul and R&B covers.

“My Front and Center special was special indeed,” Rodgers says in a statement.  “They provided a dazzling setting for all the Royal Session musicians from Memphis, and myself, to dig into the tracks from the album.  Visually and aurally the show came off beyond my expectation.”

Satriani’s performance, which will debut on October 21, captures the virtuoso guitarist celebrating what would have been the 99th birthday of renowned electric-guitar pioneer Les Paul.  Sambora also pays tribute the late Paul on his episode, which is scheduled to begin airing on December 2.  That show marked the first time the Bon Jovi guitarist had played a solo concert in New York City in almost 25 years.

The new season of Front and Center will kick off on September 30 with a show featuring The Counting Crows.  Other artists that will appear on the series in the coming months include singer/songwriter John Hiatt, English folk-rock great Richard Thompson, pop-rock group The Fray and country stars Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Keith Urban.

Check your local listings to find out when the Front and Center episodes will be shown in your area.  For more information, visit FrontandCenter.com.


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Bono Says Releasing U2 Album Through iTunes Was About “Exciting” Possibility to Convert Non-Fans

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by

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Image Courtesy of Interscope RecordsBono sat for an interview recently with Ireland’s public radio network, RTE, where he said that deciding to release U2‘s Songs of Innocence free to all iTunes users was about reaching non-U2 fans.

“People who would not normally be exposed to our music have got a chance to listen to it,” he said.  “Whether those songs will be important to them in a week’s time, we don’t know.”  The singer called the possibility of converting non-fans “exciting for a band that’s been around for as long as we have.”

Bono compared the iTunes release to U2′s pseudo-punk roots.  “Mrs. Edge, our first roadie, used to drive us in the VW Beetle in the middle of the night with rolls of wallpaper with the lyrics of our songs, and all sorts of things on, and we used to fly-post all over Dublin, aged 18 or 19.  The whole point of being in a band, in the days of punk rock, was to be in your face.  Even if you weren’t looking for us, we were there.” 

As previously reported, many non-U2 fans who weren’t looking for Songs of Innocence were not thrilled to find it on their iTunes devices; so many, in fact, that Apple developed an opt-out page for those non-U2-loving folks.  With one click on the page, users can remove the album from their libraries.

Bono said that the long wait of five years since the group’s last album, No Line on the Horizon, was because the band members “wanted to keep pushing up the level.  We wanted songs that would stand up if you played them on an acoustic guitar or piano…eternal songs, the ones that people hold onto.”

He thinks the project was a success: “These songs are rare, they’re like miracles, and they’re almost impossible.  If you hear ‘Every Breaking Wave’ played on a piano, you just fall over.  And if it doesn’t move you, you’re either deaf or dead, or you should be.’”

For the entire interview, go to RTE.ie and type “U2″ in the search box.


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Graham Nash Discusses Plans to Put Together Expanded “Déjà Vu” Album

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by

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Atlantic RecordsIn July, a multiple-disc box set titled CSNY 1974 hit stores, featuring previously unreleased performances from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young‘s 1974 reunion tour.  Around that time, the man who oversaw the project, Graham Nash, told Rolling Stone that he was considering putting together a new archival release — an expanded version of the quartet’s 1970 debut album, Déjà Vu.  The singer/songwriter tells ABC News Radio he’s still keen on the idea.

Nash explained that he came up with the idea for releasing a revamped Déjà Vu after Stephen Barncard, one of engineers who originally worked on the album, played him a tape of a full-length version of the David Crosby-penned CSNY classic, “Almost Cut My Hair.”

“From start to finish, [the tape was] seven-and-a-half minutes long,” Nash said, “but we had to fade it because of the limitations of how much you can put on a side of a vinyl record… And I thought that people would be interested in…hearing where it went after ‘the song’ was done, you know, ’cause I was interested.”

Graham added that hearing the extended “Almost Cut My Hair” inspired him to compile a version of Déjà Vu with longer takes of other songs that had to be edited because the time constraints of the time.  He admitted that the project is currently “just an idea in my mind,” but said he’d already talked with Crosby and Stephen Stills about the album.

“[T]hey trust me, so they’ll let me do it,” Nash reported, adding that he still had “to deal with Neil” — referring, of course, to the notoriously stubborn Neil Young.

Asked if there are a lot of extra songs from the Déjà Vu sessions that might make it onto the expanded album, Graham admitted there aren’t.

“I think we only had like…13 songs maybe when we went in to do Déjà Vu, and there were [10] on the album,” he explained.  “So there’s not a lot of extra stuff, but there sure was a lot of extra playing.”


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Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” Inspires Injured Man to Swim to Shore After Boat Capsizes

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by

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Chris Walter/WireImageThe Journey song “Don’t Stop Believin’” and a shooting star are what a California man says got him through a nearly five-hour ordeal of being tossed into the sea with a shattered leg and broken hip after his fishing boat capsized off the coast of Hawaii.

Brad Warren was fishing Sunday night on a boat owned and captained by Zack Romanak together with Romanak’s 10-year-old son, Noah, of Port Allen, Hawaii, when a large wave hit the boat and twisted it sideways, sending all three passengers into the ocean.

The wave’s impact shattered Warren’s leg in three places and broke his hip before submerging him.

“I tilted my head back to get another last breath of air and a swell pushed the boat and I took a big gulp of water and started going down,” Warren, 54, told ABC News from his hospital bed.  “It was scary.”

The trio spent more than four hours in the water, alternately climbing to the top of the boat and then being knocked back into the water by the relentless waves.

With no hope in sight, it was Noah who suddenly heard something in the distance, the sounds of Journey’s inspirational 1981 hit song playing from a party on the shore.

“After I saw that shooting star and I heard the Journey song, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’,’ I thought that was the Lord saying, ‘You will be fine,’” Warren recalled.

The men, especially Warren, decided to push past their pain and try to swim to land.

“He just wanted to swim in,” Noah said of Warren.

“He was convinced the pain was so bad,” Noah’s dad, Romanak, told ABC News.

With no use of his right side, Warren swam alongside Noah and Romanak for 30 minutes until they found dry land.

“We were so relieved,” said Warren.  “My wife, my daughters, I wanted to make sure I made it to see them.”

A handful of the partygoers who had unknowingly inspired Warren with their song choice came to the men’s aid once they made it to shore, according to local newspaper The Garden Island.

Firefighters arrived at the harbor shortly after midnight and treated the three survivors, the paper reports.

The Garden Island also reports that Romanak’s sunken boat was later found one-mile offshore.


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