Credit: Kevin NixonDef Leppard has announced its first North American concerts of 2019: a run of summer shows in Canada. The trek kicks off July 12 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is plotted out through a July 31 performance in Calgary, Alberta.
The U.K. hard rockers will be joined by Tesla on the outing. Tickets for all the shows are on sale now. Prior to the Canadian tour, Def Leppard will play a series of concerts in Europe throughout June and in early July.
By the time Def Leppard hits the road, they will be full-fledged members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The band will be inducted, along with Stevie Nicks, The Zombies, Roxy Music, The Cure, Radiohead and Janet Jackson, at a ceremony held March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In other Def Leppard news, guitarist Vivian Campbellwill take part in a charity event in Los Angeles presented by Rocker Collective, a group that includes members of pop star Pink's touring band.
The show, scheduled for February 4 at El Cid restaurant and club, will include a concert, a dinner party featuring a three-course meal and photo opportunities with the musicians. All proceeds will benefit Create Now, which helps provide arts programs to vulnerable children in Southern California.
Here are all of Def Leppard's Canadian tour dates:
7/12 -- Halifax, NS, Scotiabank Centre 7/13 -- Moncton, NB, Avenir Centre 7/15 -- Quebec City, QC, Centre Videotron 7/17 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Centre 7/19 -- Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre 7/20 -- Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Centre 7/22 -- London, ON, Budweiser Gardens 7/25 -- Winnipeg, MB, Bell MTS Place 7/27 -- Saskatoon, SK, SaskTel Centre 7/29 -- Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place 7/31 -- Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
Kevin Mazur/WireImageRobbie Robertson, founding guitarist and main songwriter of The Band, will be presented with the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award. He'll receive the honor at the 2019 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner, held May 9 in Toronto.
In addition to his enduring and influential work with The Band, Robertson toured and recorded with Bob Dylan, released a number of acclaimed solo albums, and has written the score for several Martin Scorsese films.
This year, the 75-year-old artist will be releasing a new studio album, and is also working on a documentary based on his 2016 memoir, Testimony.
As a member of The Band, Robbie has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame, and has been honored with Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award. Robertson also was inducted individually into Canada's Walk of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards is held annually during the Canadian Music Week conference. Tickets for the gala dinner, which will take place at Toronto's Rebel Entertainment Complex, can be purchased at CMW.net.
Rhino'80s hair-metal band Skid Row's self-titled debut album was released 30 years ago this month, and in honor of the milestone, a deluxe expanded version of the record was released Friday on digital services.
Skid Row: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition features a remastered version of the original album's 11 songs, the bonus track "Forever" and a full live performance capturing an April 1989 concert at the Marquee club in Westminster, California.
Skid Row reached #6 on the Billboard 200, and included two top 10 hits, "18 and Life" and "I Remember You," which peaked at #4 and #6, respectively, on the Hot 100. The album has gone on to sell more than 5 million copies in the U.S.
The Sebastian Bach-fronted band's popularity was also boosted by support stints on tours with Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, as well as having a couple of music videos on heavy rotation on MTV.
The bonus concert performances on the deluxe album include renditions of nine of the 11 songs from Skid Row, plus a cover of the KISS tune "Cold Gin."
Here's the full track list of Skid Row: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition:
"Big Guns" "Sweet Little Sister" "Can't Stand the Heartache" "Piece of Me" "18 and Life" "Rattlesnake Shake" "Youth Gone Wild" "Here I Am" "Makin' a Mess" "I Remember You" "Midnight/Tornado" "Forever" (bonus track)
Live at the Marquee, Westminster, CA (4/28/89) "Makin' a Mess" "Piece of Me" "Big Guns" "18 and Life" "Sweet Little Sister" "Rattlesnake Shake" "I Remember You" "Here I Am" "Youth Gone Wild" "Cold Gin"
ABC/Fred WatkinsA long-lost Nirvana demo session recorded in 1992 has surfaced online.
The recording was uploaded by drummer Rey Washam, who played in bands including Ministry, Tad and Scratch Acid -- Kurt Cobain was a fan of the latter group. The session featured Washam on drums, Krist Novoselic on bass and Dave Grohl on guitar.
"Dave was obviously new to guitar, but had some songs he wanted to try out with a band," Washam explains. "I had just quit playing in Tad and Dave asked me to come over and 'jam.'"
Washam uploaded 30 minutes of the two-hour session. At around the 24:35 mark, you can hear a riff that sounds like an early version of the In Utero song "Scentless Apprentice."
You can listen to the recording now streaming on YouTube.
Credit: Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters are ready for some football. The band has released a five-minute short film celebrating their upcoming DIRECTV Super Saturday Night gig in Atlanta on February 2 -- one night before Super Bowl LIII.
In the funny clip, each of the Foos play a member of the Jackalopes football team -- which is even less organized than Paul Crewe's Mean Machine. For example, Dave Grohl plays team captain Larry Butz, who keeps sneaking swigs from his flask during practice, while Taylor Hawkins plays quarterback Bret Rogers, who's more focused on his endorsements than his play on the field.
The Jackalopes' practice, narrated by Fox NFL Sunday host Curt Menefee and analysts Terry Bradshaw and Michael Strahan, doesn't go to well, and eventually comes to an end due to injuries, hallucinogenic drugs and, in the case of Grohl's Butz, getting arrested.
Not only do the Foos portray the players, they also play the cheerleaders. You can watch it all for yourself now on YouTube.
If you were hoping to attend the Atlanta show, it's sold out, but you can still watch it live from the comfort of your own home via the DIRECTV Twitter page. The stream begins February 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Super Bowl LIII will kick off Sunday, February 3 in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
In other Foo Fighters news, the band will lead a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on February 14. They'll then play the first shows of the new Fillmore New Orleans concert venue on February 15 and 16.
earMUSICA new preview from Heart's upcoming concert video, Live in Atlantic City, has been posted on the earMUSIC label's YouTube channel. The clip features the band playing its classic 1976 tune "Crazy On You" with Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro.
As previously reported, Live in Atlantic City will be released on Friday, January 25, in multiple audio and video configurations. The concert, which took place in March 2006 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and featured Heart performing with a variety of musical guests, was originally filmed for an episode of the VH1 series Decades Rock Live!
At the show, Heart played a set featuring many of its hits, as well as a few cover tunes. The guest artists who hit the stage with the band included Navarro, Alice in Chains, Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and country stars Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson.
In addition to "Crazy on You," Navarro joined Heart for renditions of "Straight On" and "Bébé Le Strange," as well as of Led Zeppelin's "Misty Mountain Hop."
Live in Atlantic City will be available on CD, vinyl LP, DVD and Blu-ray, digitally, and as a CD/Blu-ray set. The DVD and Blu-ray will include a bonus video feature called Heart Confidential.
This past October and December, respectively, video clips from Live in Atlantic City featuring Heart performing the 2004 song "Lost Angel", as well as "Bébé Le Strange," were posted on YouTube.
Here's the full Live in Atlantic City track list:
"Bébé Le Strange" -- with Dave Navarro "Straight On" -- with Dave Navarro "Crazy on You" -- with Dave Navarro "Lost Angel" "Even It Up" -- with Gretchen Wilson "Rock 'n' Roll" -- with Gretchen Wilson "Dog & Butterfly" -- with Rufus Wainwright "Would?" -- with Alice in Chains & Duff McKagan* "Rooster" -- with Alice in Chains & Duff McKagan "Alone" -- with Carrie Underwood "Magic Man" "Misty Mountain Hop" -- with Dave Navarro "Dreamboat Annie" "Barracuda"
Robert Knight; ABC/Lou RoccoJourney guitarist Neal Schon has invited his former band mate Steve Perry to attend one of his new side project Journey Through Time's two recently announced shows, which will take place next month in California.
A post on Schon's Twitter feed reads, "here's an Open invitation to Steve Perry to come out on [either] the 22nd or 23rd would love to see you Steve."
Specifically, the concerts are scheduled for February 22 at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort in Jackson and February 23 at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
Schon's tweet links out to a recent video by prolific classic-rock-themed YouTube blogger The Real Music Observer, who suggested that Neal reach out to Steve and ask his old collaborator to join him at the gigs.
As previously reported, Journey Through Time also features original Journey and Santana singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, former Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake bassist Marco Mendoza, Aerosmith and Steven Tyler collaborator Marti Frederiksen on multiple instruments and Chris Collins on guitar and keyboards.
The band will be playing a mix of classics and deep cuts by Journey, as well as some Santana tunes. Tickets to both concerts are on sale now.
After Journey's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2017, Schon told multiple media outlets that he and Perry had reconnected and had spoken of meeting for coffee, but Neal revealed recently that he hadn't seen Steve since the ceremony.
Meanwhile, Perry, whose first solo album in more than 20 years, Traces, was released in October, told CBS Sunday Morning at that time that he wasn't interested in reuniting with Journey.
"I love going forward," he said." I love going to the edge of what's next, and for me that would be a return."
J&R AdventuresVeteran blues-rock keyboardist Reese Wynans, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan's band Double Trouble, will put out his debut solo album, Sweet Release, on March 1.
The album was produced by acclaimed blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, who plays on five of the record's 13 tracks. Sweet Release also features contributions from soul legend Sam Moore, Double Trouble's drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon and former Allman Brothers Band guitarists Warren Haynes and Jack Pearson -- plus Bonnie Bramlett, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eagles member Vince Gill and Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall.
Sweet Release includes covers by artists who inspired or worked with the 71-year-old Wynans over the course of his 50-year career. The title track is a 1969 song by Boz Scaggs, and the album also features four tunes previously recorded by Vaughan and Double Trouble: "Crossfire," "Say What," "Hard to Be" and "Riviera Paradise."
"I've never had an album out with my name on it before, so I'm very excited," Wynans notes. "I'd like this record to make people feel happy and celebrate the music. Because that's what we were doing."
Sweet Release's lead track is Winans' rendition of "Crossfire," which features Moore on lead vocals. The original song topped Billboard's rock chart in 1989. Fans can access a free download of the tune now at ReeseWynans.com and JBonamassa.com.
Wynans' many career highlights include playing with founding Allman Brothers members Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley on the late-'60s band The Second Coming, playing in the group Captain Beyond with ex-Deep Purple singer Rod Evans and contributing to three Carole King albums.
You can check out a behind-the-scenes video about the making of Sweet Release at Bonamassa's official YouTube channel.
Here's the album's track list:
"Crossfire" "Say What" "That Driving Beat" "You're Killing My Love" "Sweet Release" "Shape I'm In" "Hard to Be" "Riviera Paradise" "Take the Time" "So Much Trouble" "I've Got the Right to Be Blue" "Soul Island" "Blackbird"
Credit: Matthew BeckerBryan Ferry, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Roxy Music in March, will launch a solo world tour next month, and he'll be bringing the trek to Canada and the U.S. in the summer.
The North American leg runs from an a July 30 concert in Toronto through a September 5 show in Vancouver, Canada, and will stop in a variety of major U.S. cities in between.
At his concerts, Ferry will be performing songs from his solo career as well as Roxy Music tunes, including material from the band's platinum-selling 1982 album Avalon.
Tickets to the shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 18, at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com. Pre-sale tickets are available now; visit BryanFerry.com for more details.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Roxy Music will be honored, along with Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, The Zombies, The Cure, Radiohead and Janet Jackson.
Ferry's 2019 world tour will begin February 14 in South Africa and also will visit Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe prior to the North American leg.
Here are all of Bryan's North American tour dates:
7/30 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre 8/1 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre 8/3 -- Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre 8/5 -- Boston, MA, Boston Opera House 8/7 -- Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theater 8/9 -- New York, NY, United Palace Theater 8/11 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Met 8/13 -- Washington, D.C., The Anthem 8/15 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle 8/17 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 8/21 -- Dallas, TX, Majestic Theatre 8/23 -- Austin, TX, ACL Live at the Moody Theater 8/25 -- Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre 8/27 -- San Diego, CA, Copley Symphony Hall 8/29 -- Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre 8/31 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theatre 9/3 -- Seattle, WA, Canada, Moore Theatre 9/5 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Polydor Records/Universal Music CanadaBryan Adams' new single had a little help from British pop star Ed Sheeran.
The veteran Canadian rocker reveals that "Shine a Light," the title track off his upcoming album, was co-written by Sheeran after a chance meeting in Ireland.
"I met Ed in Dublin [last] year at one of his shows and we kept in touch," Adams says. "One day I sent him a chorus I had for a song idea I had called 'Shine a Light' and asked him if he was interested in collaborating on it."
Bryan adds, "I got a couple of verses back a few days later, and man, you should hear him sing it!"
The new 12-track album, set to be released March 1, also features a duet with Jennifer Lopez called "That's How Strong Our Love Is."
"Working with Jennifer was a dream, our voices sound amazing together," Adams says.
The album also includes Bryan's take on the traditional Irish song "Whiskey in the Jar," famously recorded by Thin Lizzy and Metallica, among others.
To coincide with the album release, Adams has announced a Shine a Light world tour, set to kick off in Belfast, U.K., on February 25. Before that, he's playing a string of dates in his home country of Canada, starting January 22.
Here is the Shine a Light track list:
"Shine a Light" "That's How Strong Our Love Is" -- featuring Jennifer Lopez "Part Friday Night, Part Sunday Morning" "Driving Under the Influence of Love" "All or Nothing" "No Time for Love" "I Could Get Used to This" "Talk to Me" "The Last Night on Earth" "Nobody's Girl" "Don't Look Back" "Whiskey in the Jar"
PRNewsfoto/Twentieth Century Fox Home EntertainmentIn honor of the upcoming home video release of the acclaimed Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, special celebrations are being organized across the U.S. and via social media.
Firstly, a double-decker bus dubbed the Rock Like Queen Tour Bus will visit select cities in the coming weeks offering fans the chance to jump onboard and sing some of their favorite Queen songs together. The bus will be in New York City on January 25; Austin, Texas, on January 30; Las Vegas on February 5; and Los Angeles on February 12. You can reserve a spot on the bus by registering at RockLikeQueen.com; seating is first come, first served.
The Rock Like Queen Tour Bus' journey will end at the famed L.A.-area club The Whisky a Go Go, which on February 12 will host a free fan gathering called the "Get Loud" Extravaganza.
The event, which begins at 7 p.m. PT, will feature musical salutes to Queen and the late Freddie Mercury, including a performance by the tribute band Queen Extravaganza. Tickets to the bash are available on a first-come, first-served basis at gofobo.com/GetLoudWithQueen.
Also as part of the Bohemian Rhapsody promo campaign, the Amazon Alexa device will launch a new "skill" on January 22 allowing fans to sing along with Mercury when they call out "Alexa, play Ay-Oh live!" Freddie's voice will then be heard singing his famous "ay-oh" chant from Queen's 1985 Live Aid performance.
In addition, a worldwide #StompforQueen online campaign has been launched asking Queen lovers to share a recently posted YouTube video via social media showing fans singing "We Will Rock You" or to create their own "Stomp, Stomp, Clap" clip.
Bohemian Rhapsody will be released digitally on January 22, and on DVD and Blu-ray on February 12.
Robert Knight Archive/RedfernsLorna Doom, bassist for the '70s punk band the Germs, has died. The group's drummer Don Bolles confirmed the news in a Facebook post, writing that Doom "left this mortal coil" Wednesday.
Born Teresa Ryan, Doom joined the Germs in 1976 alongside lead singer Jan Paul Beahm, aka Darby Crash, and guitarist Georg Ruthenberg, now known as former Nirvana touring member and current Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear. At one point, the band also included future The Go-Go's frontwoman Belinda Carlile.
Considered a staple of the Los Angeles punk scene and an influence on future punk bands, the Germs released one album, 1979's (GI), which was produced by Joan Jett.
The Germs disbanded in 1980, and Crash died by suicide later that year. The group reformed in 2005 with actor Shane West, who had been cast to play Crash in a biopic titled What We Do Is Secret, on lead vocals. Doom was played by Bijou Phillips in the film.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Chris Cornell Estate
The "I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell" event at The Forum near Los Angeles was a night of music, passion and stars, but mostly -- as many of the performers noted from the stage -- a celebration of the life of the musician, who died by suicide in May of 2017.
Performers from the Foo Fighters, Metallica and Audioslave to Miley Cyrus and Adam Levine were joined by other special guests, including Brad Pitt introducing a special performance of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" by Chris Cornell's daughter Toni Cornell and Ziggy Marley.
In addition to Pitt, other non-musical guests included Josh Brolin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, TomHanks, Courteney Cox, Cameron Crowe, Kaley Cuoco, David Spade and more.
Jimmy Kimmel served as host for the evening. In his opening remarks, he said, "This is an emotional night for a lot of you and it’s a meaningful night for me as well...There are so many great artists here to remember Chris...I think you're going to remember this night for the rest of your life."
Despite pouring rain and traffic in the area, The Forum was packed, and even four hours into the show, the crowd stayed put, sang along and cheered, especially near the end, when Cornell's former bandmates from Temple of the Dog and Soundgarden -- along with special guests like Fiona Apple, Peter Frampton and Taylor Momsen -- played the fan favorites everyone had been waiting to hear.
In addition to the live performances, breaks between sets included videos and photos and clips of some of Chris Cornell's performances, showcasing his talent and especially his legendary vocal range.
A video at the beginning of the night featured celebrities from Jennifer Lopez to George Clooney talking about Cornell's commitment to human rights, adding, "Keep the Promise for Chris Cornell" and highlighting the hashtag #KeepThePromise.
There were emotional elements throughout the night as well as Cornell's bandmates, friends and collaborators shared their memories of Chris, expressing their wish that he could be there. But at the top of the show, his former bandmates insisted, "Chris is here with us tonight. He has the best seat in the house."
In the middle of the Foo Fighters' performance, Dave Grohl said, "I woke up a little sad this morning because I realized that with all this love, the one person who would have appreciated it the most can't be here tonight."
But Pearl Jam and Temple of the Dogguitarist Stone Gossard said, "I think we're all here for the same reason. I think it's to share and it's to grieve but mainly it's to celebrate...Chris' artistry and to hear his incredible music."
He added, "Here we are now with this loss, this pain, this anger. Families needing healing, fans needing healing, friendships and relationships shattered. And all of our lives still tumbling along without our leader: a sensitive and gifted Irish boy from North Seattle who changed us all."
Chris Cornell's widow Vicky expressed her gratitude, saying, "This event showcases [Chris'] contributions to music history across genres and generations."
And in addition to his daughter Toni's performance, Chris' other daughter, Lily, spoke, saying her Dad had a beautiful gift and made music because he loved it.
For fans unable to make it to the show but who still want to support Cornell's legacy and his Foundation, Kimmel announced that a pair of Chris Cornell limited-edition Gibson guitars, made to honor the late singer, had been signed by many of the evening's artists, and will be up for sale on eBay, with money going to EBMRF.
Here's who sang what last night:
The Melvins (Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, Steven Shane McDonald, Jeff Pinkus) “Kicking Machine” “With Your Heart Not Your Hands” “Leech” “Heart of Honey” “Spoonman”
Rita Wilson “The Promise”
Nikka Costa and Alain Johannes “Disappearing One”
Chris Stapleton “The Keeper”
Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee) “No Attention” “Earache My Eye” “Girl You Want” “Everlong (Acoustic)”
Josh Homme “Rusty Cage”
Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael and Stone Gossard “Seasons”
Miley Cyrus “Two Drink Minimum”
Audioslave (Tom Morello and Brad Wilk) “Cochise” (with Geezer Butler and Perry Farrell) “Be Yourself” (with Geezer Butler and Juliette Lewis) “Set It Off” (with Chris Chaney, Sam Harris and Tim Mcllrath) “Like a Stone” (with Chris Chaney and Brandi Carlile) “Show Me How to Live”(with Robert Trujillo and Dave Grohl)
Toni Cornell and Ziggy Marley “Redemption Song”
Metallica “All Your Lies” “For Whom the Bell Tolls” “Master of Puppets” “Head Injury”
Ryan Adams (Daphne Chen, Richard Dodd, Eric Gorfain, Leah Katz and Don Was) “Dead Wishes” “Fell on Black Days”
Temple of the Dog “Preaching the End of the World” (Nikka Costa, Alain Johannes, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien and Josh Taylor) “Can’t Change Me” (Nikka Costa, Alain Johannes, Stone Gossard, Eric Avery and Josh Freese) “Hunted Down” (William DuVall, Jerry Cantrell, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Josh Freese) “All Night Thing” (Fiona Apple, Brendan O’Brien, David Garza, Jeff Ament and Matt Chamberlain) “Reach Down” (Miguel, Nikka Costa, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron) “Say Hello 2 Heaven” (Miley Cyrus, Brendan O’Brien, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Josh Freese) “Hunger Strike” (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron)
Soundgarden (Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron) “Rusty Cage” (with Taylor Momsen) “Flower” (with Marcus Durant) “Outshined” (with Marcus Durant and Stone Gossard) “Drawing Flies” (with Taylor Momsen, Buzz Osbourne, Matt Demeritt and Tracy Wanamae) “Loud Love” (with Taylor Momsen, Tom Morello and Wayne Kramer) “I Awake” (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne) “The Day I Tried To Live” (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne) “Black Hole Sun” (with Brandi Carlile, Peter Frampton, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)
Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagicOne of the most influential producers in rock music will be the subject of a new docu-series on Showtime.
Shangri-La will tell the story of Rick Rubin, the enigmatic, Grammy-winning guru who co-founded Def Jam Records in the early 1980s and famously helped guide the careers and music of acts as diverse as Public Enemy, Beastie Boys and Eminem to Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Adele, Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath.
A "work-in-progress" version of Shangri-La will screen at SXSW in Austin, Texas this March.
"With Rubin’s infamous studio in Malibu as the backdrop, Shangri-La pulls back the veil on Rubin and his work with musicians across every genre," reads the statement announcing the series, calling it "an all-access pass into Rubin’s creative process, giving viewers a taste of what it’s like to be produced by the music world’s most singular voice."
Shangri-La will debut on Showtime later this year.
Foreigner guitarist and band leader Mick Jones has reconnected with the group's original frontman, Lou Gramm, in recent years, including performing together at several special reunion shows in 2017 and 2018. Now the two may soon collaborate on music again.
Jones tells ABC Radio, "We do indeed have a little trove of unfinished ideas [dating back to before Gramm left Foreigner in 2003] that we've talked about getting together and maybe finishing…And there's some time now…after slogging away this [past] year that we have to consider something like that…you know, bring them to fruition."
Mick points out, however, that Foreigner has a variety of musical endeavors and projects on its plate, so "it's just a question of time" whether he and Lou will be able to complete any of the tunes.
Jones notes that during the past couple years, the band has recorded live acoustic and orchestral albums, and toured in support of both projects, not to mention playing the reunion gigs, which saw Gramm and other original Foreigner members perform alongside the group's current lineup.
"The way these things are popping up, you know, the orchestral thing [and the] acoustic album [and tour]…we've discovered that we can cover a lot of bases," Jones says. "And it makes for a really interesting experience for our fans." (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)
As for Foreigner's 2019 plans, the band will launch a Canadian trek in February, followed by a series of spring U.S. shows. Foreigner then will head to Europe for a variety of gigs in June and July. The group also has confirmed performances at three U.S. fairs in September. Mick tells ABC Radio that a few Foreigner reunion concerts will be scheduled this year as well.
2/22 -- Coquitlam, BC, Canada, Hard Rock Vancouver 2/23 -- Coquitlam, BC, Canada, Hard Rock Vancouver 2/24 -- Kamloops, BC, Canada, Sandman Centre 2/26 -- Cranbook, BC, Canada, Western Financial Place 2/27 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Grey Eagle Resort 2/28 -- Enoch, AB, Canada, River Cree Resort & Casino 3/2 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Bell MTS Place 3/4 -- Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, Thunder Bay Community Auditorium 3/5 -- Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada, GFL Memorial Gardens 3/7 -- Sudbury, ON, Canada, Sudbury Community Arena 3/8 -- Hamilton, ON, Canada, FirstOntario Concert Hall 3/10 -- Windsor, ON, Canada, The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor 3/11 -- Peterborough, ON, Canada, Peterborough Memorial Centre 3/12 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier 3/14 -- Québec, QC, Canada, Grand Théâtre de Québec 3/15 -- Moncton, NB, Canada, The Centre at Casino New Brunswick 3/17 -- Halifax, NS, Canada, Scotiabank Centre 3/18 -- Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, Eastlink Centre Charlottetown 3/21 -- Brookville, NY, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts 3/22 -- Hanover, MD, Live! Event Center 3/23 -- Cherokee, NC, Harrah's Cherokee Casino 3/25 -- Leaves from Fort Lauderdale, FL, '70's Rock & Romance Cruise 4/20 -- Durant, OK, Choctaw Grand Theatre 4/22 -- Beaumont, TX, Julie Rogers Theatre 4/23 -- Corpus Christi, TX, American Bank Center Selena Auditorium 4/26 -- Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Live Biloxi 4/27 -- Valdosta, GA, Wild Adventures Theme Park 5/3 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center 5/5 -- Verona, NY, Turning Stone Resort Casino 5/7 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre 5/8 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center 5/9 -- Worcester, MA, Hanover Theatre 5/24 -- Indianapolis, IN, Indy 500 Miller Carb Day 6/9 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre 6/14 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater 9/13 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Utah State Fair 9/27 -- Bloomsburg, PA, Bloomsburg Fair 9/29 -- West Springfield, MA, Xfinity Arena at The Big E
Credit: Louis RodigerBerlin frontwoman Teri Nunn is among the influential female music artists who will be honored at the seventh annual She Rocks Awards.
The event will take place Friday, January 25, during the 2019 edition of the popular music-equipment trade conference The NAMM Show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California.
The She Rocks Awards are presented The Women's International Music Network, a.k.a. The WiMN, and acknowledge women who have made important contributions to the music industry.
"We are pleased to be honoring the one and only Terri Nunn at the upcoming She Rocks Awards," says The WiMN founder, Laura B. Whitmore. "Her accomplishments and persona have had a lasting influence on countless musicians."
In addition, the late Janis Joplin will be recognized with the She Rocks Awards' first Lifetime Achievement Award, and will be saluted with a special performance featuring Australian guitar whiz Orianthi, singer Judith Hill and others. Members of Joplin's family are expected to take part in the tribute.
Among the other 2019 honorees are Lisa Loeb, Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss and Macy Gray.
Tickets to the She Rocks Awards are available now at TheWiMN.com.
ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica will perform during tonight's Chris Cornell tribute concert in Los Angeles, and drummer Lars Ulrich has shared his thoughts on the significance of the show.
Speaking to Forbes, Ulrich says, "It's a chance to get together and maybe for some people get a little bit of [resolution] and have a moment that celebrates primarily the music, the creative side. And [the fact that] all the different people from [Cornell's] whole close to 30-year musical journey will be there to celebrate and acknowledge and share is really cool."
Ulrich adds that he's excited "just to see what's gonna happen" during the show, which will also feature performances from Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen, Miley Cyrus and Maroon 5's Adam Levine, among many others.
"I'm sure there are gonna be some Kodak moments and some pretty special things that will come out of the whole thing organically,' Ulrich says. "I look forward, as a fan, more than anything to be part of the night."
Ulrich also hopes that the night will bring a larger focus to mental health issues.
"Hopefully, it'll bring another step and maybe some resolve or start having some public conversation about depression and what this disease does to people and how it affects so many more people amongst us than what we really think," he says. "And how we're probably always much closer to people that are struggling with this on a day to day basis than we truly understand."
BMGRolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will release a 30th anniversary edition of his 1988 debut solo album Talk Is Cheap on March 29. The remastered record will be available as a CD, a vinyl LP, digitally and as Deluxe and Super Deluxe box sets.
Richards co-produced and co-wrote the album with drummer Steve Jordan. Talk Is Cheap also features guitarist Waddy Wachtel, bassist/drummer Charley Drayton and keyboardist Ivan Neville who, along with Jordan, became Keith's solo backing group, The X-pensive Winos.
The album also includes contributions from ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, Labelle singer Sara Dash, sax players Bobby Keys and Maceo Parker, keyboardist Chuck Leavell, bassist Bootsy Collins, E Street Band backing vocalist Patti Scialfa and longtime Chuck Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson.
Talk Is Cheap peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200 and has sold more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. It includes the rock radio hit "Take It So Hard."
The Talk Is Cheap box sets features 180-gram vinyl and CD versions of the original 11-song album, plus extra discs with six bonus tracks.
The expanded collections also include two seven-inch vinyl singles; an 80-page hardback book featuring a new interview with Richards and an essay by acclaimed rock journalist Anthony DeCurtis; and memorabilia such as a tour laminate, lyric sheets and a guitar pick and posters.
The Super Deluxe box set comes packaged in a special casing that looks like Keith's prized Fender electric guitar, nicknamed "Micawber."
One of the deluxe sets' bonus tracks is a cover of the Jimmy Reed classic "My Babe." You can check out a new lyric video for the song at Richard's YouTube channel. The track is available as a digital single now.
Here's the Talk Is Cheap track list:
"Big Enough" "Take It So Hard" "Struggle" "I Could Have Stood You Up" "Make No Mistake" "You Don't Move Me" "How I Wish" "Rockawhile" "Whip It Up" "Locked Away" "It Means a Lot"
And here are the bonus tracks:
"Blues Jam" "My Babe" "Slim" "Big Town Playboy" "Mark on Me" "Brute Force"
Courtesy of KAABOOSting is among the headlining acts that will perform at the inaugural KAABOO Texas festival, an offshoot of Southern California's KAABOO Del Mar. The three-day event will be held May 10-12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
The festival's other headliners are The Killers and Kid Rock, while the lineup also features a variety of well-known veteran artists, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Jon Anderson of Yes, Eric Burdon & the Animals, The B-52s, Violent Femmes, X, The English Beat, Bush, Collective Soul and Counting Crows.
KAABOO Texas also will feature a variety of comedy acts, including Dennis Miller, Brad Garrett and Jim Breuer.
Passes to the festival are available for purchase now. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit KAABOOTexas.com.