Music News-Fleetwood Mac builds on its formidable legacy as one of rock's most legendary acts as they re-visit their most ambitious album with deluxe and expanded editions of TUSK. Originally released in 1979, the Grammy® Award-nominated, double-album sold more than four million copies worldwide, climbed to #4 on the US album charts, and introduced fans to hits like "Sara," "Think About Me," and the title track.
The announcement comes as the band - Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks - continues it's acclaimed, sold out "On With The Show" world tour. Concerts are scheduled this month in Australia and New Zealand with tickets on sale now.
To follow the historic, global success of 1977's Grammy-Award winning Rumours, Fleetwood Mac chose to take a more experimental approach on Tusk. The most famous example has to be the unexpected and beloved inclusion of the University of Southern California's marching band on the title track.
TUSK will be available December 4, 2015 from Warner Bros. Records as a Deluxe Edition (5-CD/2-LP/1-DVD-A, $119.98), an Expanded Edition (3-CD, $24.98), and a single disc of the newly remastered original album ($11.98). Digital versions will also be available.
Music News- Following the highly-anticipated release of her twentieth album, "Dig In Deep" (February 26, 2016 on Redwing Records), Bonnie Raitt will kick off her 2016 North American Tour, returning to major cities where she's long been recognized as one of contemporary music's great live performers.
The soon to be birthday girl (November 8) Bonnie's Dig In Deep Tour will feature her longtime touring band, which backs her on the forthcoming album, including James "Hutch" Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), along with Mike Finnigan (keyboards), who joined the line-up for the triumphant 2012-2013 Slipstream tour.
"So much of the album is focused on what I want to do live," she says. "I write and pick these songs so we can nail them on stage."
MUSIC NEWS- Another stand out track from PAUL WELLER’S unanimously critically acclaimed recent album “Saturns Pattern” – “I’m Where I Should Be” will released as a single on Sep 25TH.
“I’m Where I Should Be” finds Weller in a reflective mood, explaining: “It's probably just me saying I'm happy with my place in the world. I don't really crave much more. It's only taken me 55 years to get there. Even in a much bigger way, my place in the universe”
“I’m Where I Should Be” is released as a two-track download, with the extra track being a brand new song “Open Road” plus a vinyl 7” single with “Open Road” on the flipside.
The single will also be released as a special bundle via Weller's site which includes the single on 7" vinyl as above, plus a download of both tracks, an art print and a sticker.
Just ahead of his upcoming west coast tour, Weller and band have just confirmed a live performance of the title track from the new album, “Saturns Pattern,” live on CONAN on Monday October 5, 2015Weller has been touring nearly non-stop since his last US visit this past June.
MUSIC NEWS- The original Kinks recordings of tunes from their successful West End musical 'Sunny Afternoon', including the hits 'You Really Got Me', 'Waterloo Sunset', 'Sunny Afternoon', 'Dedicated Follower Of Fashion', 'Lola', 'All Day And All Of The Night' and more will be released later this year in the UK.
One of the most iconic and influential British rock bands of all-time, The Kinks release 'Sunny Afternoon, The Very Best Of ' on October 16th in the UK on the BMG label.
The album will feature their original versions of all the songs from the hit West End musical with added bonus tracks not included in the show plus several of Ray Davies's personal picks that he feels fit into the context of the release. Included will be other Kinks hits and classics, BBC interviews and BBC session tracks.
MUSIC NEWS- After a 2014 concert tour that included sold-out shows and special performances everywhere; from NPR”s Fresh Air to A Prairie Home Companion, Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue will return to the USA in December for a dozen shows in all-new markets. Mute, Mexican-wrestling-mask-clad superheroes Los Straitjackets will again serve as Lowe’s backing band, and The Cactus Blossoms will open all dates except Durham, NC.
Just before the launch of the tour, Yep Roc Records will release Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets’ ‘The Quality Holiday Revue Live’ LP for Black Friday, November 27. Recorded live in Boston last year, the LP captures a performance the Boston Herald called “spectacular…what an amazing concept…what an amazing show.”
The Quality Holiday Revue follows the release of Nick Lowe’s first-ever holiday album ‘Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family’ (Yep Roc). While the New York Times noted that “Nick Lowe is surely up there with Bob Dylan and Scott Weiland as one of the most surprising artists to record a Christmas album,” Rolling Stone has already ranked ‘Quality Street’ in the Top 20 on it’s list of 40 Essential Holiday Albums.
Music News- Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the release of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Live At Montreux 1997 on 2CD and Digital Formats -- September 11, 2015 [MSRP $15.98]. This marks the first ever release of the audio from this concert, which includes ELP classics from across their career including “Karn Evil 9” (“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends”),“Hoedown,” “Take A Pebble (note the Gershwin "I Got Rhythm" riff),” “Lucky Man,” “Tarkus,” “Pictures At An Exhibition,” and “Fanfare For The Common Man.” Live At Montreux 1997 also boasts rare tracks that have never appeared on ELP studio albums such as “Touch And Go,” “Creole Dance,” and “Carmina Burana.”
In addition to the incredible set list, the included booklet features individual sleeve notes from Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer. Emerson, Lake and Palmer, known to all as ELP, were progressive rock’s first supergroup. Keith Emerson (keyboards) came from The Nice, Greg Lake (guitar, bass & vocals) from King Crimson and Carl Palmer (drums) from Atomic Rooster. Formed in 1970 they were an instant success and went on to have a series of huge selling albums throughout the seventies before splitting up in the early eighties. Reunited in the early nineties, they produced a new album, Black Moon, and began to tour again. In 1997 they embarked on a world tour which included this superb performance at Montreux on July 7.
MUSIC NEWS- Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, Kinks legend Dave Davies will be releasing a new live album titled “Rippin Up New York City: Live at the City Winery” on September 4, 2015 via Red River, distributed by Sony/RED. The recordings were culled from two exciting live performances by Dave and his band in NYC in November 2014.
Says Dave, “I’m very excited about the live album and the band sounds great. my son Simon did a great job helping me with the production. I look forward to seeing you all on the road this fall.”
In 1964 Dave Davies of the Kinks single-handedly made rock history when he sliced his little green Elpico amp speaker with a razor blade. Little did he know he was creating the 1st heavy metal guitar tone and riff in rock n roll, which he played on his band The Kinks’ world wide hit “You Really Got Me”.
Nearly fifty years after influencing generations of guitarists Dave continues to rock and tour. His 2013 return to the U.S. to support the album “I Will Be Me” was a triumph both creatively and spiritually as he found new inspiration for his soon to be follow up album, the highly acclaimed, “Rippin Up Time”. Released in 2014, Dave embarked on yet another U.S. tour to support it. He was joined by Jonathan Lea on guitar, Tom Currier on bass and keyboards and legendary drummer Dennis Diken of the Smithereens.
MUSIC NEWS - Silversun Pickups have announced that their much-anticipated fourth studio album, BETTER NATURE, will be released September 25th via the band's own New Machine Recordings (via ADA and Warner Bros). BETTER NATURE will be preceded by the incandescent new single, "Nightlight," debuting on August 6, 2015. "Nightlight" will also arrive via an inspired video directed by renowned filmmaker Mark Pellington which will premiere simultaneously with the song.
Silversun Pickups' first new album in more than three years, BETTER NATURE sees the Silverlake, CA-based band partnering once again with producer Jacknife Lee (U2,Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles), with whom they so successfully collaborated on 2012's visionary NECK OF THE WOODS. The songs were created and crafted in Lee's Topanga studio, the band spontaneously building out from singer/guitarist Brian Aubert's deliberately spare songwriting demos (see tracklisting below). The result is fluid and freewheeling, "oozing," in Aubert's words, with heavily cranked guitars, propulsive rhythms, and seemingly infinite textures. GRAMMY Award-winning mix engineer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Royal Blood) brings maximum sonic power to the proceedings, but at the album's beating heart is Silversun Pickups' remarkably intuitive interplay, as ever providing panoramic musical counterpoint to Aubert's incisive, increasingly self-exploratory lyricism. Richer, warmer, and more evocative than anything in their prior canon, BETTER NATURE is Silversun Pickups' most human music thus far.
Silversun Pickups will herald BETTER NATURE with a full North American tour to be announced soon. In the meantime, the band will make a number of special appearances, beginning with a headline performance at FM 94.9's Independence Jam, set for September 12th at Oceanside, CA's Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater.
MUSIC NEWS- One of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2015, the AndersonPonty Band, featuring m usic icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, will come through with their promised album in early Fall 2015! Called, “Better Late Than Never”, the new album is taken from a live performance, and enhanced with innovative production. The package includes a bonus DVD featuring outstanding performances by the band captured in September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, CO.
The AndersonPonty Band has created some breathtaking new musical compositions. “Better Late Than Never” also showcases rearrangements of classic YES hits like “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, “Roundabout” and “Wonderous Stories”, as well as some of Jean Luc Ponty’s beloved compositions, with Jon’s lyrical vocals and melodies enhancing the music and creating a very special and unique sound such as “Infinite Mirage” a new song incorporating Jean Luc’s classic tune “Mirage”.
MPL and the Concord Music Group are proud to announce two more landmark installments in the multiple GRAMMY-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection. On October 2, 2015, Paul’s early ‘80s back-to-back classics Tug of War and Pipes of Peace will receive lavish multiple configuration reissue treatment including exclusive 2015 remixes of both the entire Tug of War album and the Pipes of Peace classic collaboration with Michael Jackson “Say Say Say,” a treasure trove of previously unreleased tracks and never before seen video, and much more.
Released in 1982, Tug of War was Paul’s first album following the break-up of Wings and his third solo LP overall. Hailed upon its release as “exquisitely crafted” by The New York Times and a “masterpiece” by Rolling Stone, Tug of War went to #1 in no less than nine countries. Tug of War yielded such classic tracks as Paul’s #1 duet with Stevie Wonder “Ebony and Ivory,” the top 10 single “Take It Away,” and of course “Here Today,” the conversation Paul never had with the late John Lennon that remains a staple of Paul’s live set to this day. Pipes of Peace, Paul’s fourth solo album, followed in 1983 and continued Paul’s early ’80s run of platinum records. Singles from Pipes of Peace included the title track and of course Paul and Michael Jackson’s timeless “Say Say Say,” a multi-format global chart-topping smash continually cited as a landmark of that or any year–as recently as 2007, Vibemagazine rated “Say Say Say” as one of the greatest duets of all time.
As with the GRAMMY-winning Band On The Run and Wings Over America Archive editions, Paul personally supervised all aspects of these releases and their various formats, which include:
MUSIC NEWS - The ever-restless songwriter Joe Jackson traveled the world to record 'Fast Forward,' his first collection of original songs in seven years, that's set for October 2, 2015 release on Work Song/Caroline. Originally conceived to be released as a series of EPs, the album was produced and arranged by Jackson, and features four sets of four songs recorded in four different cities - New York City, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam; each with a different set of first-call supporting musicians. The results rank among the richest and most rewarding music of his storied career.
NEW YORK Jackson has called New York home for many years. He recorded these tracks with Bill Frisell on guitar, Brian Blade on drums, his longtime bassist Graham Maby, and jazz violin star Regina Carter. Along with three originals including the album's title track, these sessions feature a scorching take on a New York classic, Television's "See No Evil."
MUSIC NEWS- Alternative rockers Wilco announced new 2015 tour dates today to promote their surprise new album, Star Wars, that borrows its title from a galaxy far, far away.
Jeff Tweedy and team will start up in CT at the Gathering of the Vibes on July 29 and wrap up in September on the 29th in Austin at Stubbs. Also on the bill for most of the dates is singer-songwriter William Tyler.
Wilco released "Star Wars," their ninth studio album and first since 2011, as a free download this past Thursday. The eleven-track release features quirky art with a picture of a cat, but nothing about Luc, Jedi Knights, Darth Vader or anything in the realm of Yoda and Wookiees. Physical copies will be released on music CD on Friday, August 21 and on vinyl November 27.
Music News- David Gilmour has announced that his new solo album Rattle That Lock will be released worldwide on Friday, September 18, 2015 on Columbia Records. The album will be available for preorder and the first single, also titled "Rattle That Lock" will be released on Friday, July 17, 2016.
Additionally David Gilmour's first North American dates in ten years were announced today. The "David Gilmour Live 2016" concert appearances will take place in March & April with stops in Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and New York. Ticket buyers will be among the first to receive the new album, as every ticket purchased online will include a Rattle That Lock CD.
The "Live 2016" appearances will be David Gilmour's first live concert dates since the "On An Island" tour in 2006, and will follow his UK and European tour this September/October. All tickets for the North American Tour dates go on sale Friday, July 17, 2015
March 24, 2016 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles – on sale 12pm (PST) March, 31 2016 – Air Canada Center, Toronto – on sale 10am (EST) April 8, 2016 – United Center, Chicago – on sale 12pm (CST) April 11, 2016 – Madison Square Garden, New York – on sale 10am (EST)