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- Roger Daltrey has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, and as a result the Who have been forced to postpone their remaining The Who Hits 50! North American concert dates.
The band released this statement to explain;
THE WHO today confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour. They had initially postponed FOUR shows on doctors orders after Roger Daltrey contracted a mystery virus. Initially it was hoped that the rest of the tour might proceed, but after extensive tests the seriousness of his condition became apparent when doctors diagnosed Roger as having viral Meningitis and prescribed a period of rest. The band apologize to fans and realize that the postponement will cause an inconvenience for ticketholders. It wasn’t a decision taken lightly–THE WHO always give their fans 100% and were never going to compromise the show, but ultimately the band had no alternative but to postpone the tour.
MUSIC NEWS- Dead & Company, the band that combines three of the surviving “core four” members of the Grateful Dead along with guitarist John Mayer, have added another series of concert dates to their upcoming tour itinerary.
Dead band members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann decided to keep going after the Dead’s popular 50th anniversary Fare Thee Well shows this summer, and built a line up that includes multi-instrumentalist Oteil Burbidge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The band’s tour, previously booked as a 10-show run, begins October 29 in Albany, NY. The current ten shows have been expanded to include November and December gigs, which bring the tour total to twenty one concerts.
“Those songs weren’t done with us,” explained Weir in a statement, praising Mayer’s involvement as “the cherry on the sundae that made this project look like a good idea” and adding, “It was a matter of who wanted to get back out on the road and keep doing it. … It’s kind of late in the year to put together a tour, but we’re gonna try.”
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- THE WHO have been forced to postpone four shows of their upcoming fall “THE WHO HITS 50!”North American tour to allow lead singer Roger Daltrey sufficient time to recover from an unspecified virus he contracted.
Based on doctor’s orders, the first four dates of the tour launch; September 14 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, September 16 at Honda Center in Anaheim, September 19 at Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and September 21 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. have been postponed.
The band regrettably, of course, has cancelled their September 18 performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will resume September 24 at Moda Center in Portland, OR. Details on the rescheduled dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
MUSIC NEWS - NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL confirmed a second leg of the Rebel Content Tour recently. The tour will resume October 1st , in Missoula, MT, and winddown in Berkeley, CA, on October 17. All tour dates are listed below from MNN.
The Rebel Content Tour presents Neil Young + Promise of the Real; Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), along with Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals), Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass/vocals) and Tato Melgar (percussion). Neil and Promise of the Real played together at the Bold Nebraska /Cowboys and Indians Alliance event last year along with Lukas and Micah's father Willie Nelson. They had such an instant synergy that Neil invited them to record his new album The Monsanto Years with him.
The first leg of the Rebel Content Tour has drawn a truly overwhelming response to Young + Promise of The Real's amazing energy. Ranging from solo acoustic, to full band acoustic, to full on raging rock jams these 2-to-3 hour, ever changing "dream set lists" feature material from both The Monsanto Years and Young's entire catalogue and have left audiences enthralled:
MUSIC NEWS - Rock icons Renaissance featuring legendary singer Annie Haslam will be performing in the northeast USA, their prime market, this Autumn! Responding to requests from fans, Renaissance will be performing “Song For All Seasons”, “Sounds Of the Sea” and “Northern Lights” along with favorite classics and debuting “Immortal Beloved” from their critically acclaimed “Symphony of Light” album on this tour.
Legendary keyboardist Patrick Moraz, best known for his work with YES and the Moody Blues, as well as his innovative solo career, will be making a special guest appearance with the band at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on October 9 and 10, 2015!
Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Acclaimed for their unique blending of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences, the band’s career has spanned forty plus years spearheaded by the 5 octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford. They are widely considered to be the band that most successfully and routinely utilized the sound of a full orchestra in their recordings.
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- On his Facebook page this week, Rod Stewart has announced, “40 years in the making! Faces are REUNITING on September 5th with a special gig as part of the 3rd Rock ’N’ Horsepower charity event for Prostate Cancer UK.”
Rod went, “This year is the 40th anniversary since The Faces parted ways so it’s about time we got together for a jam! Being in The Faces back in the day was a whirlwind of madness but my God, it was beyond brilliant. We are pleased to be able to support Prostate Cancer UK.”
The news was noted by Kenney Jones who acknowledged that band members no longer around, Ronnie Lane and recently departed Ian McLagen. “This is the third Rock ‘n’ Horsepower we’ve put on for Prostate Cancer UK and it’s shaping up to be the biggest yet. The years of The Faces were some of the best of my life and I’m so proud to have been a part of the band. I’m unbelievably excited to have the opportunity to get up on stage with Rod and Ronnie again. Ronnie Lane and Ian McLagan will be dearly missed but we’ll raise a glass to them.”
The Faces grew out of the '60s Brit rock band The Small Faces. After a reshuffle of members, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, both from the Jeff Beck Group, joined the new line-up, known as The Faces.
The Faces recorded four albums between 1970 and 1973. Eventually, Rod Stewart started a successful solo career and Ron Wood went on to join The Rolling Stones.
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:
photo: Linda McCartney
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)
MUSIC NEWS- Following the success of his Billboard 200 album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind), and accompanying two-year Splinter world tour, Gary Numan returns to the live stage in the USA with a THREE NIGHT RESIDENCY at The Teragram in Los Angeles to celebrate his classic albums Replicas, The Pleasure Principle and Telekon on September 29, September 30, & October 1, 2015. Tickets for all dates will be available for purchase beginning this Friday, June 26th at 10:00 AM PST.
"Having spent most of the last two years touring Splinter, and with another hectic touring schedule being planned for the release of the new album next year, 2015 seems an ideal time to revisit the three albums that changed my life," says Numan about the three-night residency. "These three albums are now considered classics and being able to play each one in its entirety, over three nights in Los Angeles, will be very special for me. I very rarely look back at past glories but, with these shows, I intend to not only look back, but to celebrate those early days. Without those songs and experiences I wouldn't be here today. Splinter was widely considered to be one of the best, if not the best album I've ever made. With that achievement I've finally learned to be proud of my history, and that's what these shows are all about."