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Music Notes Archives for 2023-03

Eurythmics, Dave Stewart, makes Idol Appearance

Dave Stewart showed up on “American Idol” on Sunday to accompany his 22-year-old daughter, Kaya, for her audition. Lionel Richie said Kaya “slayed”, and she received a Golden Ticket. And why wouldn’t she? Her Rock Hall of Famer dad also co-wrote the song she sang: ‘This Tattoo’.

 

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Eric Clapton Announces Tour

Eric Clapton has announced a run of North American shows in September, with opening act Jimmie Vaughan. The tour starts in in Pittsburgh on Sept. 8, followed by shows in Toronto, St. Louis, St. Paul MN, and Denver. Tickets go on sale this Friday. 

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Billy Gibbons Joins Billy Joel on Stage

Billy Joel was joined onstage by ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons on Sunday at Madison Square Garden to rip through the classics ‘La Grange’ and ‘Tush’. Gibbons also recently joined Elvis Costello onstage in Nashville to play ‘Sharp Dressed Man’.

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Jason Bonham Finds Unheard Led Zeppelin Recordings

Jason Bonham says he recently found a box of tapes left by late father, drummer John Bonham, that may contain previously unheard Zeppelin recordings. He hasn’t had a chance to listen to them yet. Jason Bonham, also a drummer, has played with Foreigner and Sammy Hagar.

 

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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Talks "Mouthing Off" During an Interview

In a new interview, singer Joe Elliott admitted he “mouthed off” too much when he said that Bryan Adams’ 1991 album “Waking Up the Neighbours” sounded too much like his own band. Both acts worked with producer Mutt Lange at the time. Quote: “I got into trouble with this one. I thought it sounded a bit close to the bone. Bryan was a bit (peeved) with me – and…he should have been.”

 

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Def Leppard to Release 'Drastic Symphonies'

In May, Def Leppard will release “Drastic Symphonies”, a collection of 16 of their “most symphonic” songs, reimagined and recorded with London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. At some points, you can hear singer Joe Elliott dueting with his younger self. His comment about that: “It was like singing with a ghost that’s still alive, if that makes any sense.” 

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Journey's Neal Schon Announces "Journey Through Time"

 Journey guitarist Neal Schon has announced the release of the long-awaited “Journey Through Time”, a concert recorded in 2018 in San Francisco. That’s the show where Schon and former Journey and Santana bandmate Gregg Rolie led an all-star band to raise money for victims of Bay Area fires of 2017. The live album and DVD will drop May 19.

 

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Duran Duran to Release New Album with Andy Taylor

Duran Duran are recording a new album with Andy Taylor. The 62-year-old guitarist – who left the band in 2006, revealed in November when the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that he had been battling stage 4 prostate cancer for 5 years.

 

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Chrissie Hynde Blasts Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame

The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde, is the latest rocker to blast the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The singer, who was inducted in 2005, posted on Facebook: “I don’t even wanna be associated with it… (It has) absolutely nothing to do with rock ‘n’ roll and anyone who thinks it is, is a fool.”

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Alice Cooper's Keeping Busy

Alice Cooper not only has the “Live in Rio” album with supergroup Hollywood Vampires coming on June 2, he’ll also soon drop another record with his touring band, which he says contains “no overdubs”. What else? He says there’s a third album coming soon, featuring the original Alice Cooper band. And of course that little tour with Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard this summer…

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Tour Takes Off

Lynyrd Skynyrd returned to the road Sunday for the first time since founding guitarist Gary Rossington’s death. Performance and home videos of Rossington played on the giant screen while the group played ‘Tuesday’s Gone’ in Plant City FL. At the end, the words “Gary Rossington 1951-2023: Your Legacy Lives on Forever” appeared on the screen.

 

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Def Leppard Drummer Joins Mötley Crüe on Stage

Drummer Rick Allen joined Mötley Crüe on stage Sunday to perform ‘Primal Scream’ during their set at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood FL. Allen shared drumming duties for the song with Mötley’s Tommy Lee, with the 2 positioning their drum risers side by side.

 

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Rolling Stones Facing Lawsuit

A songwriter has launched a lawsuit against Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, claiming the group’s 2020 single ‘Living in a Ghost Town’ is based on 2 of his own compositions. Sergio Garcia – who performs as Angelslang, says he gave a demo CD to “an immediate family member” of Jagger, and that’s how the band gained access to the music.

Billy Joel Refers to His Older Music as 'Stinkers'

Billy Joel wishes he could delete “at least 25%” of his songs from the record. He told the LA Times: “I’ve written some real stinkers I wish I could take back.” He specifically named ‘When in Rome’ from 1989’s “Storm Front” and ‘C’etait toi (You Were the One)’ off 1980’s “Glass Houses”.

Netflix Releases 3-Part Series about Gary Glitter

A documentary series about the disgraced 1970s British pop star is in the works at Netflix. The 3-part series, with the working title “Hunting Gary Glitter,” will cover his life story and later conviction for a series of sexual offences.

 

 Lenny Kravitz to Perform at Oscars

Lenny Kravitz will take the stage at the Oscars on March 12 to perform during the ‘In Memoriam’ segment. He joins previously announced performer Rihanna, who will sing the Best Original Song-nominated tune ‘Lift Me Up’.

Lionel Richie Joins Earth, Wind, & Fire on Tour

In perhaps one of the most perfectly titled tour packages in recent memory, he and Earth, Wind & Fire will join forces for the “Sing A Song All Night Long” tour. The 20-show US tour begins Aug. 4 in St Paul MN, and includes 3 Canadian dates.

The Rolling Stones Among Several to Perform at Live Aid in June

U2, The Rolling Stones, The Killers and Pink are among the stars reported to have been asked to perform at a Live Aid-style concert in support of Ukraine at London’s Wembley Stadium on June 24. The Sun reports that Paul McCartney, Adele, Florence and the Machine and Noel Gallagher will also be asked.

Brian May Teases Another Bohemian Rhapsody Movie

Brian May has been in discussions about the possibility of making a sequel to the 2018 Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”. He says that while the first film climaxed with the group’s 1985 Live Aid show, “an awful lot happened between the end of the film to the end of the glory days of Queen.”

 

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Extreme Announces New Album

Extreme has announced the new album “Six”, out June 9. The first single ‘Rise’ is out now. The group’s 6th album and first in nearly 15 years was inspired by the death of Eddie Van Halen. Nuno Bettencourt (most recently seen playing guitar for Rihanna at the Super Bowl halftime show) said: “I felt some responsibility to keep guitar playing alive. So, you hear a lot of fire on the record.” 

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KISS Announces End of The Road Tour

Kiss has announced the final 50 shows of its farewell tour.  The group will conclude its “End of the Road” tour with shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Dec. 1 and 2. That’ll be just shy of 51 years after the band’s first show at the Popcorn Club in nearby Queens.

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Dave Grohl Cooks for Hundreds of Homeless

Last week, the Foo Fighter headed to The Hope Mission in LA to cook up a storm. TMZ reports he arrived Wed. night with overnight gear and a huge meat smoker, and spent 16 hours preparing a feast, which included ribs, pork butt, brisket, cabbage, coleslaw and beans, at his own expense, to feed about 450 shelter guests and 50 staff members.

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Robert Plant at Beale Street Music Festival

Robert Plant on this bill for this year’s Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis May 5-7. The mind boggles with thoughts of a possible stage collaboration. Also on the bill: Plant’s current tourmate Alison Krauss, plus The Lumineers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Greta Van Fleet, and more.

Def Leppard's, Joe Elliot, Hospitalized

Frontman, Joe Elliott, was hospitalized in Colombia with “moderate to severe altitude sickness” on Friday. The band was in Bogota for their Sat. show on their co-headlining world tour with Mötley Crüe. Despite Elliott’s illness, Saturday’s gig went ahead as planned.

 

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