Photo Credit: Neil ZlozowerKISS fans are used to seeing Paul Stanley rocking and rolling all night, but the singer is now set to add some soul to his musical palette. Stanley has scheduled his first concert with his collective Soul Station that will take place on September 11 at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California.
Soul Station, which features a variety of respected musicians who have performed with some of the biggest stars from the worlds of rock, pop, R&B and country, will perform a set of memorable songs from classic soul era. The group includes KISS drummer Eric Singer, as well as guitarist Rafael "Hoffa" Moreira, bassist Sean Hurley, keyboardists Alex Alessandroni and Ely Rise, percussionist Ramon Yslas and backing singers Nelson Beato, Crystal Starr and Ayana Layli.
"We're living in a time of being fed canned pre-programmed backing tracks and lip syncing in place of the electricity and passion of real live R&B," says Stanley in a statement. "When I was a boy, before I ever saw The Who or Led Zeppelin, I saw Solomon Burke and Otis Redding. I saw The Temptations and all that music is part of the foundation of the music I've made. Soul Station is my chance to celebrate it for a night that's real, live and faithfully recreates the sound with the respect it deserves."
Paul adds that he won't be playing guitar at the concert and the set won't include any KISS tunes. Instead, fans can expect to hear Stanley's interpretations of songs by The Stylistics, The Dramatics, The Temptations and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles with arrangements and a sound that, he insists, will "just blow you away."
Tickets for Stanley's concert with Soul Station go on sale today, August 4, at 3 p.m. ET at TheRoxy.com.
Penny Lancaster; Mark BeaumontThe surviving members of The Faces finally will be reuniting, as singer Rod Stewart, guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Kenney Jones will give a short one-off performance at the Rock 'n' Horsepower charity event on September 5 in Ewhurst, U.K. The annual fundraiser is organized by Jones and his wife, Jayne, and benefits Prostate Cancer UK -- an organization that raises awareness about and money to help battle the disease. Kenney was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013.
The Faces will play a short set at the event, which also will feature performances by other to-be-announced artists. Sadly missing from the group's lineup will be bassist Ronnie Lane and keyboardist Ian McLagan, who died in 1997 and 2014, respectively.
"This year is the 40th anniversary since The Faces parted ways so it's about time we got together for a jam!" Stewart says in a statement. "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."
Jones adds, "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."
Wood, meanwhile, says, "Getting back on stage with the lads playing 'Stay with Me' and other favorites will be a blast and will make this a very special night. Being in The Faces was a mad and brilliant time for all of us and although we don't have Ronnie and Mac with us anymore this is our chance to remember them and say 'Had Me a Real Good Time.'"
The concert will serve as the finale of the Rock 'n' Horsepower event, which also will feature a polo match, an exhibition of high-performance cars, prize giveaways and more.
Last year's event also featured a one-off reunion involving Jones, as Kenney and his former Who band mates Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey performed together for the first time in more than 25 years. While the three surviving Faces members haven't performed together in public in decades, Jones, Wood and Stewart did reunite in January to play a few songs at a private 70th birthday party for Rod in Los Angeles.
Myrna SuarezA few years back, Billy Joel was selected to be the final performer at New York's legendary Shea Stadium before it was torn down to make room for a brand-new ballpark. The star studded concert was called "The Last Play at Shea," and now he's getting another "last play" honor. Tonight, he'll be the final performer at the Nassau Coliseum, in his home base of Long Island, New York, before it closes down for a major renovation.
Billy tells Newsday that the show will be "a little more local," and says he might change some of his lyrics to reflect his surroundings. Of course, many of Billy's classics already directly reference Long Island, including "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," "The Downeaster 'Alexa'" and 'Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," to name a few.
"And if some other musicians are around during that time, it might be nice to bring them on stage," he adds.
Billy's "Last Play at Shea" concert included guests like Paul McCartney, The Who's Roger Daltrey, country superstar Garth Brooks and Tony Bennett, so it's anyone's guess which famous pals he might bring out tonight. Bono? Sting? Bruce Springsteen? We'll just have to wait and see.
Tonight's show will be the Piano Man's 32nd at the veteran arena, which will re-open in December of 2016. His very first show at the Coliseum was in December of 1977, during The Stranger tour. He tells Newsday that that first show at the Coliseum inspired him to write songs that were "more arena-oriented -- bigger sound, harder, faster, more rock and roll," such as "Big Shot" and "My Life."
Billy's most recent appearance at the Nassau Coliseum was in May of 1998, as part of a record-setting nine-concert stand. As Newsday reports, in recent years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has avoided the venue because artists who play Madison Square Garden are requested not to perform at the Coliseum, and vice versa. But since Billy currently has a once-a-month residency at Madison Square Garden, that rule was waived for tonight's special performance.
While he loves the Coliseum -- the setting for his first-ever TV special, in 1982 -- Billy admits that he's glad it's shutting down for a renovation.
"When I first started playing there, it was a thrill to play Nassau Coliseum," he told Newsday. "Then, it kind of went downhill. It got kind of dumpy. It was kind of let go for a while...Then they lost the hockey team and it looked like it was going to disappear."
"They have all these plans for it now and they're going to redo it," he notes. "That's what it needs."
Tonight's special show is just one more milestone in what has been quite a summer for Billy. He broke the record at Madison Square Garden for most performances by a solo artist, launched a stadium tour and got married. He and his new wife are expecting their first child this month.
ABC/Randy Holmes Elton John is hitting the racetrack. The singer is set to play a post-race show at the 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas this October.
According to the Formula 1 website, Elton and his band will perform some of their biggest hits during a two-hour set on the new festival lawn at Circuit of the Americas. The concert is set for Sunday, October 25, following the big race. You can book tickets at Tickets.Formula1.com.
The 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix takes place from October 23 to 25. The weekend’s festivities will also include the Pop Austin International Art Show and Fan Fest, which offers an array of activities and music in some of Austin's most popular downtown bars and venues.
Andrew MacNaughtan/Anthem/ Roadrunner RecordsHarmonix, the developers behind Rock Band, have unveiled a third batch of songs to be featured in the next installment of the video game franchise, Rock Band 4. On the classic rock front, The Scorpions' "No One Like You," Heart's "Kick it Out," Rush's "A Passage to Bangkok" and Rick Derringer's "Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo" highlight the new additions.
This third wave of Rock Band 4 songs joins a track list that already includes Aerosmith's "Toys in the Attic," Ozzy Osbourne's "Miracle Man," Fleetwood Mac's "You Make Loving Fun," The Outfield's "Your Love" and The Who's "The Seeker."
Rock Band 4 will be released on October 6. You can view the entire track list so far at HarmonixMusic.com.
Timothy WhiteJames Taylor is the subject of the latest installment of "My Life in 15 Songs," a column that runs in Rolling Stone from time to time. Taylor -- whose new album Before This World is his first studio effort in 13 years -- looks back on his entire career, from the late '60s to the present.
It may surprise some JT fans to find out just how many of his songs were inspired by addiction. Taylor reveals that the subject of 1967's "Rainy Day Man" was a dope dealer. He says, "I was pretty much born to shoot dope. It was the key to my lock, so I really was gone for the next 20 years."
The 1976 song "A Junkie's Lament" is pretty self-explanatory but with 1985's "Only a Dream in Rio," things began to look up. "I tried to detox at a place in Connecticut but I fell back and continued to use," says Taylor of the song's genesis. "Then I went down to Rio de Janeiro to play the Rock in Rio festival… I walked onstage and 300 thousand people knew my songs… It's extremely powerful [and I] really felt as though I had landed on my feet. It was a turning point in my life."
Elsewhere, Taylor calls the title track from his classic 1970 album Sweet Baby James, "My best song" and says that "You've Got a Friend" was Carole King's answer to "Fire and Rain." He explains, "The chorus to 'Fire and Rain' is 'I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend.' Carole's response was, 'Here's your friend.' As soon as I heard it, I wanted to play it."
Shore Fire MediaBill Withers will be the subject of a tribute concert October 1 at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall. A diverse group of musicians will perform his work including Michael McDonald, Sheryl Crow, Dr. John, country singer Kathy Mattea, soul man D'Angelo and young English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
The tribute to Withers -- who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year -- comes with a twist. In a nice bit of symmetry, the artists will perform his 1973 album Live at Carnegie Hall in its entirety. That recording featured 14 songs including classics like "Lean on Me," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Grandma's Hands" and "Use Me."
More artists for the concert, which has been dubbed "Lean on Him: A Tribute to Bill Withers," are expected to be announced soon. Withers himself will be in attendance though it's not clear if he will perform; the singer hasn't released a studio album since 1985 and has shunned the spotlight in recent years. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Stuttering Association for the Young.
Concord RecordsAfter fronting ZZ Top for nearly 45 years, Billy Gibbons will release his solo debut, Perfectamundo, on October 23. The album was recorded in Spain, Los Angeles and Gibbons' native Texas and as its title suggests, will have more of a Latin feel than his work with ZZ Top. Gibbons co-produced the disc with Joe Hardy.
In addition to the title track, Perfectamundo includes originals like "Pickin' Up Chicks on Dowling Street" and "Quiero Mas Dinero" plus covers of "Baby Please Don't Go" by Lightnin' Hopkins and "Treat Her Right" by Roy Head.
Here's the Perfectamundo track list:
"Got Love If You Want It" "Treat Her Right" "You’re What’s Happenin’, Baby" "Sal y Pimiento" "Pickin’ Up Chicks On Dowling Street" "Hombre Sin Nombre" "Quiero Mas Dinero" "Baby Please Don’t Go" "Piedras Negras" "Perfectamundo" "Q-Vo"
Danny ClinchDon Henley has a busy fall in store. Henley will launch a series of tour dates October 3 in Phoenix to support Cass County, his new country music album. Cass County, which arrives September 25, is the Eagles co-leader's his first solo effort in 15 years and only his fifth ever. Shawn Colvin will open for Henley at all these shows.
In other news, Henley will be honored by the Americana Music Association on September 16. He is one of half a dozen artists slated to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will take place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and will air on PBS later this year.
Here are Henley's Cass County tour dates:
10/3 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre 10/5 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic 10/7 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl 10/9 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum 10/13 -- Denver, CO, Bellco Theatre 10/15 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre 10/17 -- Atlanta, GA, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 10/18 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 11/2 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre 11/3 -- Port Chester, NY, The Capitol Theatre 11/5 -- Washington, DC, DAR Constitution Hall 11/7 -- Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre 11/8 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre 11/10 -- Toronto, ON, Sony Centre 11/12 -- Philadelphia, PA, Academy of Music
Credit: Dieter HoffmannJimi Hendrix fans will want to mark September 4 on their calendars. That evening will see the world premiere of a new documentary, Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, on Showtime.
Directed by John McDermott, the film captures the guitar legend's performance at the Atlanta Pop Music Festival in July of 1970 -- just two months before his death. During the performance -- which was his largest ever in the U.S. -- Hendrix blazes through such classics as "Purple Haze," "Freedom," "Hey Joe" and his version of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the latter against a backdrop of fireworks. The documentary includes never before seen footage, plus interviews with Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood and Hendrix's late, great drummer Mitch Mitchell.
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church will premiere September 4 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Showtime.
Credit: Simon CrossSome new information has been announced about the upcoming HBO series that Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is executive producing with acclaimed director Martin Scorsese. According to HBO.com, the show is titled Vinyl and will premiere on the cable network sometime in 2016.
As previously reported, the series focuses on the sex-and-drug-fueled music business in 1970s New York City as punk rock and disco were emerging. Jagger's son James will be featured as Kip Stevens, the frontman of a fictional early punk band named The Nasty Bits. Bobby Cannavale will portray the show's main character, Richie Finestra, a record label president struggling to keep his company afloat while navigating complicated personal relationships. Vinyl also stars Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano and Juno Temple.
Besides Jagger and Scorsese, the series' executive producers include the director's Boardwalk Empire collaborator Terence Winter and the singer's Jagged Films co-founder Victoria Pearman, as well as Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Rick Yorn, John Melfi and Allen Coulter.
A photo of Jagger visiting the set of Vinyl in Brooklyn, New York, was posted recently on the singer's official Facebook page, along with a message revealing that the sixth episode of the series was being filmed.
Credit: Lacee BendaJohn Fogerty is bringing some classic rock to The Voice. The ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman reportedly will appear on season nine of the NBC singing competition series as a mentor to Adam Levine's team.
A source tells Us Weekly that Levine "always wanted to work with Fogerty," and that the Maroon 5 singer considers the 70-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer a "legend."
Fogerty appeared on the finale of the most recent season of The Voice, joining eventual winner Sawyer Fredericks for a duet performance of the CCR classics "Born on the Bayou," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain." The source tells Us Weekly that that's when Adam asked John to be a mentor on the upcoming season of the show.
Meanwhile, the source says country star Brad Paisley will be the mentor for Blake Shelton's team, pop singer Selena Gomez will help out will help out Gwen Stefani's team and rapper Missy Elliott will serve as Pharrell Williams' mentor.
The mentors appear on the show during the battle rounds, right after blind auditions. The new season of The Voice begins on September 21, airing at 8 p.m. ET.
Fogerty has been touring North America this summer, and the trek is scheduled to wind down with an August 9 concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Credit: Danny ClinchFounding Allman Brothers Band singer/guitarist Dickey Betts had an acrimonious split with the group in 2000, but with the band calling it quits last year, frontman Gregg Allman now says he'd like to mend fences with his old collaborator.
"Time heals," Allman tells The Wall Street Journal. "I haven't seen him in a very long time and would be very open to it. In fact, I would love to play with him again."
Gregg, who has been focusing on his solo band since The Allman Brothers played their farewell shows in October 2014, clarifies that he isn't interested in a full-fledged reunion with Betts, but he would like to jam with him again.
"I love my band and I'm pretty set for guitar players, but I'd love to see Betts," he explains. "We had our ups and down and all our demons. We had our problems, our ins and outs and our public embarrassments on both sides. But that's all way behind us now. There's nothing at all wrong with forgive and forget."
Allman has a bunch of upcoming U.S. tour dates lined up with his Gregg Allman Band, including a series of joint shows with The Doobie Brothers. He tells The Wall Street Journal that his backing group actually is more focused on playing music than The Allman Brothers Band was.
"The Allman Brothers never had a leader or focal point after my brother died. One who says, 'Guys, get on your instruments, we're rehearsing now," he maintains. "I won't do anything for more than five hours anymore because I get tired and don't trust my brain, but in that time my [solo] band can learn eight songs. With the Brothers, we'd sit around, shoot the s***, eat a little food, smoke a doobie, talk about our families...I want to play when we get together!"
Next Friday, August 7, Gregg will release a new two-CD/DVD set called Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA documenting a concert he and his band played in January 2014 of last year at the historic Grand Opera House in Macon, Georgia. Among the tunes Allman performed at the show were Allman Brothers classics like "Statesboro Blues," "Melissa," "Midnight Rider," "Whipping Post" and "One Way Out," as well as his solo hit "I'm No Angel."
Allman also is looking ahead to his next solo album, which he says he's planning to record with his band and producer Don Was this winter in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He tells The Wall Street Journal that he and the group currently are "sussing out tunes" for the project.
Here are all of Allman's upcoming 2015 U.S. tour dates, according to Pollstar:
7/31 -- Bridgeport, CT, Gathering of the Vibes - Seaside Park 8/13 -- Scranton, PA, The Peach Music Festival 8/18 -- Portland, ME, Maine State Pier 8/19 -- Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion* 8/21 -- Canandaigua, NY, CMAC* 8/22 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Meadowbrook* 8/25 -- Alexandria, VA, Birchmere 8/26 -- Alexandria, VA, Birchmere 8/28 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center * 8/29 -- Wantagh, NY, Laidback Festival - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater* 8/30 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa* 9/1 -- Cary, NC, Koka Booth Amphitheater* 9/2 -- Baltimore, MD, Pier Six Pavilion* 9/4 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center* 9/5 -- Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium 9/20 -- Telluride, CO, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride Town Park 9/24 -- Los Angeles, CA , Skirball Cultural Center 10/3 -- Stateline, NV, Harrah's Lake Tahoe 10/4 -- Sonoma, CA, Sonoma Music Festival - Field of Dreams Park 10/6 -- Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern 10/7 -- Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern 10/9 -- Las Vegas, NV, Pearl Concert Theater 10/13 -- Boulder, CO, Boulder Theater 10/14 -- Boulder, CO, Boulder Theater 10/18 -- St. Louis, MO, The Venue - River City Casino 10/30 -- New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino - Silver Creek Event Center
C Flanigan/FilmMagicAlternative rockers, hip hop, and emo performers bowed down to Sir Paul McCartney on night one of Lollapalooza.
A sea of tens of thousands of fans spread across Grant Park in front of the stage as McCartney played a more than two-hour-long set, pounding out more than 30 songs on both guitar and piano. The songs spanned the 73-year-old's entire career from the Beatles, to Wings, to a performance of his latest hit, the Rihanna/Kanye West collaboration "Four Five Seconds".
He briefly paused between songs to tell stories of Jimi Hendrix and playing in Soviet Russia, and dedicatated his performance of "Here Today" to former band mate John Lennon. He brought out Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard to help him perform "Get Back". Alabama Shakes had performed earlier in the day. Fireworks and flames lit the stage during McCartney's performance of "Live and Let Die," and fireworks also burst from the stage and into the full-mooned sky as he closed out the show promptly at 10 p.m. CT.
The Friday headliner brought out not just the young music fans this year, but old as well. Lollapalooza founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell said it was all McCartney's idea to perform. "You don't get Paul McCartney to do anything he doesn't want to do. This was his wish."
Farrell said McCartney's performance during the three day concert series along the lakefront just diversifies the crowd even more. It's a trend he's been noticing over the last few years even before McCartney was announced.
"We were able to accomplish something that is extremely rare, and that is we were able to span the generations, and bring everyone else together collectively. Where else do you do that?" he noted. "You can be standing by an 18-year-old. You can be standing by a nine-year-old. You can be standing near a 40-year-old. It's really special."
Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected for the sold out weekend showcase in Chicago's Grant Park along the lakefront. Other headliners this weekend include Metallica and Florence and the Machine.
Here is McCartney's setlist:
"Magical Mystery Tour" "Save Us" "Got to Get You Into My Life" "Let Me Roll It" "Foxy Lady" "My Valentine" "Maybe I'm Amazed" "I've Just Seen a Face" "Four Five Seconds"/"We Can Work It Out" "And I Love Her" "Blackbird" "Here Today" "Queenie Eye" "Lady Madonna" "Eleanor Rigby" "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" "Something" "Ob La Di Ob La Da" "Band on the Run" "Back in the U.S.S.R." "Let it Be" "Live and Let Die" "Hey Jude" "Hi Hi Hi" "Can't Buy Me Love" "Get Back" "Helter Skelter" "Carry That Weight"
The project urges people across the globe to create a visual "ripple effect" by sharing positive messages and stories of kindness and gratitude using videos, photos and artwork and circulating them on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
To help promote the campaign, as well as celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Grateful Dead, a video featuring clips of a variety of musicians performing "Ripple" in different locations around the world was created and can be viewed now at the Playing for Change YouTube channel. In addition to featuring Crosby, Buffett and Kreutzmann, the video includes Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Garcia's daughter Keelin, who is a co-founder of The Jerry Garcia Foundation.
Select submissions to the #RippleEffect campaign will be included in a video compilation that will be released on September 19, this year's Playing for Change Day. The special day, which was launched by the Playing for Change Foundation, features musicians performing at various events held around the world to support the organization's goal of bringing music education to underserved children.
Courtesy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and MuseumSmokey Robinson has been chosen as the honoree for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's 20th annual Music Masters series. The Motown legend will be celebrated during a six-day extravaganza running from November 2 to November 7 and culminating with a star-studded tribute concert held at PlayhouseSquare's State Theater in Cleveland.
The tribute show's lineup and more details about the event will be revealed in the coming weeks. Robinson is confirmed to attend the concert but currently is not scheduled to sing. Tickets will go on sale on September 18 at 11 a.m. local time at PlayhouseSquare.org. Limited premium seats and VIP packages can be purchased by contacting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's development office at 216-515-1201216-515-1201.
Besides the concert, the Music Masters series event will feature interviews, movies, panel discussions and presentations about Robinson, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In addition, a keynote lecture will be held at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, which co-hosts the series. Also, a November 7 conference examining Smokey's influence and impact on pop music will take place at the Rock Hall.
"Smokey Robinson's accomplishments as a songwriter, performer, and producer are unparalleled. It is particularly fitting that we honor him this year, the 20th year of Music Masters," says Rock Hall executive Dr. Lauren Onkey. "The longstanding popularity and impact of his work shows us the power of popular music in our lives, which is what Music Masters is all about."
More details about Robinson's Annual Music Masters series festivities will be available soon at RockHall.com.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicFresh from The Grateful Dead's farewell concerts in Chicago of July 4th weekend, two of the band's core members -- singer/guitarist Bob Weir and drummer Mickey Hart -- have just been added to the lineup of the 2015 Lockn' Music Festival. With founding Dead bassist Phil Lesh and drummer Bill Kreutzmann already scheduled to perform at the festival, that means all four main surviving members of the group will take part in the four-day event, scheduled for September 10-13 in Arrington, Virginia.
Weir will serve as the "Featured Guest of the Day" on September 12, and will join various artists for onstage collaborations during that day. Hart will give a main-stage performance with the Colorado electronic act EOTO on September 10, and will curate what is described as a "deep rhythm experience" at the Lockn' fest's forest stage on the next two nights. The latter two performances will be multisensory late-night presentations featuring sounds, lights and vibrations.
Meanwhile, Lesh and Kreutzmann are both scheduled perform on two separate days. Lesh will play sets on September 11 and 12 with two separate the versions of his Phil Lesh & Friends collective: the first featuring ex-Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson and members of the singer's current band; and the second including Carlos Santana and Warren Haynes. Kreutzmann will play with his current side group Billy & the Kids on September 10, and will participate in a 50th anniversary tribute to the Jefferson Airplane led by founding Airplane members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady on September 11.
"After the magic of the 'Fare Thee Well' shows, we knew we had to figure out how to have Bobby and Mickey at Lockn'," says festival co-founder Peter Shapiro. "All four of the guys are coming to do their own thing, but just to have them all there with us in Arrington is sure to mean a lot to our extended Grateful Dead family."
Among the many other notable artists scheduled to perform at the 2015 Lockn' Music Festival are Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Doobie Brothers, Hot Tuna, Leon Russell, Dave Mason, Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Little Feat, Jimmy Cliff and Widespread Panic.
PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsFull details have been announced about legendary pop/soul singer Darlene Love's upcoming studio, Introducing Darlene Love, which will be released on September 18. The 14-track collection was produced and arranged by E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, and features a mix of new songs and classic tunes penned by an impressive cast of artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, Desmond Child, Jimmy Webb, Linda Perry, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, and Van Zandt himself.
The album's first single is "Forbidden Nights," which is one of two songs written by Costello that appear on Introducing Darlene Love. The record also features two tracks penned by Springsteen and three written by Van Zandt. In addition, Love recorded a version of the 1966 Ike & Tina Turner hit "River Deep, Mountain High," a tune co-written and originally produced by Phil Spector.
Introducing Darlene Love, which is Love's first studio effort in more than 15 years, is available for pre-order now via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Those who pre-order the album will receive an immediate free download of "Forbidden Nights."
The Asbury Park Press reports that Love filmed a video for "Forbidden Nights" this past week on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Jett and Paul Shaffer also took part in the shoot. Darlene will celebrate the release of her album with a special concert featuring Van Zandt that will take place on September 12 at Asbury Park's historic Paramount Theatre.
Love was one of the main voices of Spector's Wall of Sound hits, including her solo holiday classic "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" and The Crystals' "He's a Rebel" and "He's Sure the Boy I Love." She also was a member of the vocal group The Blossoms, and she was among most in-demand studio backing singers during the 1960s and early '70s. In 2011, Darlene was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and her career was showcased in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary, Twenty Feet from Stardom.
Here is the complete track list of Introducing Darlene Love, including the artists who wrote each song:
"Among the Believers" (Steven Van Zandt) "Forbidden Nights" (Elvis Costello) "Love Kept Us Foolin' Around" (Linda Perry) "Little Liar" (Desmond Child/Joan Jett) "Still Too Soon to Know" (Elvis Costello) "Who Under Heaven" (Jimmy Webb) "Night Closing In" (Bruce Springsteen) "Painkiller" (Michael Des Barres/Paul Ill) "Just Another Lonely Mile" (Bruce Springsteen) "Last Time" (Steven Van Zandt) "River Deep, Mountain High" (Phil Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich) "Sweet Freedom" (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil) "Marvelous" (Walter Hawkins) "Jesus Is the Rock (That Keeps Me Rollin)" (Steven Van Zandt)
PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsAn official video for David Gilmour's latest solo single, "Rattle That Lock," the title track to his upcoming studio album, has premiered on the longtime Pink Floyd singer/guitarist's official website and YouTube channel. The animated clip was created by Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney of the London-based Trunk Animation studio and features scenes inspired by John Milton's Paradise Lost.
The ominous, graphically striking video depicts Satan's fall from the Kingdom of Heaven and his journey through the realms of Pandemonium, Purgatory and Chaos before he inevitably brings corruption to the Earth. The theme of the clip reflects the lyrics of "Rattle That Lock," which were written by Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson, and were inspired by Book II of Paradise Lost.
A team of 12 animators and artists was assembled to work on the hand-drawn video, which took more than three months to complete.
The Rattle That Lock album will be released on September 18. Gilmour has announced a series of 2016 North American tour dates in support of the record that runs from a March 24 show in Los Angeles through an April 12 concert in New York City.
Credit: MJ KimLollapalooza 2015 gets under way today at Chicago's Grant Park, and arguably the world's biggest rock star, Paul McCartney, will be on hand to headline day one of the three-day festival. The ex-Beatle's performance will begin at 7:45 p.m. CT.
As previously reported, the Red Bull TV website is hosting a live stream of select artists' sets during each day of the fest. Highlights of McCartney's performance will be viewable on the site, but instead of being streamed live, they will be shown on Sunday, August 2, at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT.
Other artists whose Lollapalooza performances will be streamed at Red Bull TV across the website's three channels include Saturday's headliner, Metallica, as well as Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr. and dozens of other acts.