RhinoA fourth installment in the series of expansive David Bowie box sets focusing on different periods in the late singer's career, Loving the Alien (1983-1988), will be released on October 12.
The collection will be available as an 11-CD set, a 15-LP vinyl package and digitally. Loving the Alien includes remastered editions of three Bowie studio albums -- 1983's Let's Dance, 1984's Tonight and 1987's Never Let Me Down -- an updated version of Never Let Me Down featuring new instrumentation, the Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87) album, the previously unreleased Serious Moonlight live album, a remix collection called Dance, and a compilation titled Re:Call 4 featuring single edits, soundtrack recordings, remixes and more.
The updated Never Let Me Down features contributions from various musicians who've worked with Bowie, including guitarists Reeves Gabrels and David Torn, drummer Sterling Campbell and bassist Tim Lefebvre. The reworked album also boasts a string quartet arranged by Nico Muhly and a cameo by Laurie Anderson. A radio edit of one of the tracks, "Zeroes," can be purchased now as a digital single, and also will be released as a part of a limited-edition 7-inch picture disc on September 7.
Re:Call 4 includes single versions of the hits "Let's Dance," "China Girl" and "Modern Love"; tunes from the soundtracks of The Falcon and the Snowman, Absolute Beginners and Labyrinth; David's duet with Mick Jagger on the Motown classic "Dancing in the Street"; and two live duets with Tina Turner.
The CD and vinyl versions of Loving the Alien both come packaged with a hardback book featuring rare and previously unseen photos, archival reviews, and notes penned by Nile Rodgers and other Bowie studio collaborators.
Here's the list of discs featured in the Loving the Alien CD and vinyl sets:
Let's Dance (remastered) Serious Moonlight (Live '83) (two-CD, two-LP) Tonight (remastered) Never Let Me Down (remastered) Never Let Me Down (2018) (two-LP; side 4 features etching) Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87) (two-CD, three-LP) Dance (two-LP) Re:Call 4 (remastered) (two-CD, three-LP)
Republic RecordsAt a concert at Los Angeles' famed Hollywood Bowl last month, Rod Stewartannounced that he would be releasing a new studio album called Blood Red Roses in September, and now full details about the project have been unveiled. Blood Red Roseswill hit stores on September 28, and will be available on CD and digitally in both a 13-track standard collection and 16-track deluxe version.
The album features mostly original tunes co-written by Rod, and finds the legendary singer exploring a variety of genres, including acoustic folk, soul-flavored pop, rock 'n' roll and pop balladry. The first single, "Didn't I," is a mid-tempo R&B-influenced rock tune sung from the perspective of a concerned parent whose child is battling drug issues. Fans who pre-orderBlood Red Roses will receive an instant download of the track, which also can be purchased as a digital single now.
"I always think I make albums for a few friends and this record has that intimacy," says Stewart. "Sincerity and honesty go a long way in life and the same is true in song-writing."
Rod co-produced Blood Red Roses with his frequent collaborator Kevin Savigar, who also worked on Stewart's previous three records -- 2012's Merry Christmas, Baby, 2013's Time, and 2015's Another Country.
Stewart continues his joint North American tour with Cyndi Lauper this Tuesday, July 25, in Hollywood.com. Visit RodStewart.com to check out all his dates.
Here's the full track list of Blood Red Roses:
"Look in Her eyes" "Hole in My Heart" "Farewell" "Didn't I" "Blood Red Roses" "Grace" "Give Me Love" "Rest of My Life" "Rollin' & Tumblin'" "Julia" "Honey Gold" "Vegas Shuffle" "Cold Old London"
Deluxe Bonus Tracks: "Who Designed the Snowflake" "It Was a Very Good Year" "I Don't Want to Get Married"
According to set.fm, fans will be able to buy Rodgers' performances from 14 of the trek's upcoming dates, spanning from a July 25 concert in Irving, Texas, through the tour finale on August 26 in Tampa, Florida. The recordings will be available as MP3 files for download minutes after Paul finishes his set. You can pre-order the shows now at set.fm; each one is priced at $15. Fans who want to use the set.fm app can download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Part of the proceeds raised by sales of the recordings will be donated to Willows Animal Sanctuary, a Scotland, U.K.-based charity supported by Rodgers and his wife that cares for horses, cats, pigs, sheep, goats and other farm animals.
"set.fm gives my fans the opportunity to relive the concert they attended again and again, and relive their special night with me forever," says Rodgers. "I'm very glad that…I'm able to offer this innovative way for my fans to take my show home with them!"
As previously reported, Rodgers will be performing with a backing group he's dubbed Free Spirit during the Stars Align Tour. His set will focus mainly on songs from the Free catalog, and he also plans to sing several classic Bad Company tunes.
The Stars Align Tour kicked off in West Valley City, Utah, on Wednesday, July 18. Recordings of Rodgers' sets for the following concerts are available for pre-order at set.fm:
7/25 -- Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 7/28 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 7/29 -- Northerly Island, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion 7/31 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 8/3 -- Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 8/4 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion 8/8 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center 8/10 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 8/12 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center 8/14 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 8/17 -- Nashville, TN, Nashville Municipal Auditorium 8/19 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion 8/25 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre 8/26 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Kevin MazurBilly Joel performed his 100th show at Madison Square Garden in New York City last night and he was joined by a very special guest to help commemorate the milestone.
Bruce Springsteensurprised the crowd by coming out on stage to perform two songs with Billy.
“Congratulations Billy on your 100th show,” Springsteen said, to loud cheers from the audience.
As Billy played the piano, Bruce sat on top and the two performed “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out.” Then Bruce got his guitar for a performance of his song, “Born to Run.”
The two hugged after the two-song set was over.
Elsewhere in the show, Billy told the crowd he wanted to perform a special song to celebrate the 100th show milestone, and launched into “This Is the Time.”
Before the concert on Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proclaimed July 18 to be Billy Joel Day. MSG honored the milestone by placing one of Billy’s Steinway pianos – along with a special plaque – on display in a plexiglass case at the arena’s main entrance.
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Joan Jettwill serve as producer of an upcoming studio album by a fellow female Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Wanda Jackson, known as the Queen of Rockabilly. Jett and Jackson currently are in Nashville working on the as-yet-untitled project, which is expected to be released next year.
"The songs on this project are very dear to my heart, as a lot of them are based on my own life experiences," says the 80-year-old Jackson, who was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2009. "I'm really looking forward to sharing what Joan and I have been working on."
Not known for composing her own tunes, Wanda has been collaborating with a variety of respected Nashville songwriters on the material for the new album, including Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley.
Jackson, who briefly dated Elvis Presley during the 1950s, was encouraged by the rock 'n' roll legend to change her style from country to rockabilly. She scored several pop hits during the early 1960s, including "Let's Have a Party," before returning to her country roots later in the decade.
Jett isn't the first contemporary rocker to shine a spotlight on Jackson. Jack White produced and played on Jackson's 2011 album, The Party Ain't Over, which he released on his own Third Man Records label. The album rose as high as #17 on the Billboard rock albums chart and #58 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
7/21 -- Walker, MN, Moondance Jam 7/24 -- Indianapolis, IN, Vans Warped Tour 7/26 -- Lac du Flambeau, WI, Lake of the Torches Resort Casino 7/28 -- Medicine Hat, AB, Canada, Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede 8/3 -- Bethlehem, PA, Musikfest 2018 (with Styx) 8/4 -- Kingston, NY, Ulster Performing Arts Center 8/8 -- Cedar Rapids, IA, McGrath Amphitheater 8/9 -- Moorhead, MN, Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheater (with Halestorm) 8/12 -- Springfield, IL, Illinois State Fair (with Foreigner) 8/16 -- Saratoga, CA, Mountain Winery 8/18 -- Primm, NV, Star of the Desert Arena 8/19 -- Jackson, CA, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort 8/31 -- Pueblo, CO, Colorado State Fair 9/2 -- Tuscon, AZ, Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater 9/7 -- Madera, CA, Madera District Fair 9/18 -- Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Resort & Casino (with Cheap Trick) 9/19 -- Puyallup, WA, Washington State Fair 9/22 -- San Antonio, TX, River City Rockfest - AT&T Center 10/26 -- Rahway, NJ, Union County Performing Arts Center 10/27 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theater 12/16 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
The Stars Align Tour, a new North American trek featuring Jeff Beck, Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson and Free/Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers, gets underway Wednesday with a show in West Valley City, Utah.
Beck, the trek's headliner, says he thinks fans who attend the shows will treated to a fantastic night of music.
"I'm looking forward to people's reaction, because look at [the bill]," the U.K. guitar great told ABC Radio at a recent Live Nation promotional event. "I don't sing, so I'm just an observer, but I think this will radiate some excitement."
Wilson was in attendance at the same Live Nation event and told ABC Radio that for her part, she'll definitely perform some cover tunes from her upcoming solo album, Immortal, out September 14, a tribute to artists she admires who have died during the last few years.
"I'm gonna get in as many as I can, 'cause I don't have all night," noted Wilson, who will hit the stage before Rodgers and Beck. "[I]t'll be a short but power-packed set, in the bright daylight."
Ann added that she'll perform only a select number of Heart songs.
"I've brought the ones forward that I think stood the test of time, the ones I'm the most proud of having written, really," she said.
As for whether some onstage collaborations between the three artists on the trek will take place, Beck said there aren't definitive plans, but it's a possibility.
"It was understood that we're not forming a super-band," he told ABC Radio. "Whatever happens after that then, who knows? But we do have three separate shows."
Check out the full Stars Align Tour itinerary at JeffBeck.com.
For BMG by Pip; Brantley Gutierrez Rick Astley has now jammed on stage with alternative rockers Foo Fighters multiple times, each time performing the '80s pop star's signature hit "Never Gonna Give You Up," a.k.a. the "rickroll" song. So would Astley and the Foos ever take their live partnership to the studio for a collaboration?
"I would doubt that in the extreme, but you never know," Astley, who just released a new studio album called Beautiful Life, tells NME. "I know Dave Grohl's the kind of person who doesn't stop doing things, so who knows whether he -- or the rest of the band -- would want to. In a parallel universe, who knows?"
If that opportunity did arise, though, Astley would "love" to collaborate with the Foo Fighters.
"Of course I would," he says. "Who wouldn't want to get in a room with Foo Fighters and say, 'Right, what are we doing then?' But I can't exactly see how that would work from their side. I think they've got enough fish to fry. But yeah, it would be a great fun thing to do, that's for sure."
Astley reveals that he does have Grohl's phone number, but, he says, "I wouldn't be calling him to ask him to [record with me]. I'm not turning it into something it's not. They're just a really lovely bunch of guys who are very generous with their love of what other people do."
Meanwhile, Foo Fighters' current U.S. tour has featured an appearance by an even more unexpected guest: John Travolta. The actor has taken the stage with the Foos twice this year, each time during the band's rendition of Travolta's famous duet with Olivia Newton-John from the film Grease, "You're the One that I Want."
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty ImagesNew York is in a Billy Joel state of mind today, as the Piano Man prepares to play his 100th concert at the famed New York City venue Madison Square Garden. In recognition of the career milestone, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomohas proclaimed July 18 to be Billy Joel Day in the state.
According to Newsday.com, a press conference was held today at Madison Square Garden that was attended by Joel and Cuomo. In celebration of Billy's 100th show, which also is the 54th performance of his ongoing residency at the venue, a Steinway piano belonging to Joel -- accompanied by a special plaque -- has been put on display in a plexiglass case at the arena's main entrance.
The Billy Joel Day proclamation describes Joel as "one of the most iconic and influential figures in American music history," adding that he "has had an immeasurable impact on the entertainment industry as a singer-songwriter and performer during an extraordinary, accomplished career spanning nearly half a century."
The proclamation also states that "Billy's achievements and influence have continued throughout a long, successful touring career highlighted by decades of sold-out shows across the globe and countless milestones along the way." Joel's 100 concerts and 54 consecutive performances at Madison Square Garden, of course, are both records for the venue.
At the press conference, Joel thanked the more than 2 million people who have attended his concerts at MSG since he played his first show there in December 1978.
"My cup runneth over," he declared at the event. "I couldn't think of a better way of peaking in my life other than this."
Joel's Garden residency currently extends through a December 19 concert, which will be his 105th show overall at the venue.
RhinoBesides his work with Genesis and as a hugely successful solo artist, Phil Collins collaborated with an impressive list of other musicians during his long career...as a drummer, singer, producer and more. Now, a compilation titled Plays Well with Others, featuring highlights of his many collaborative endeavors, will be released on September 28 as a four-CD box set and digital download.
The collection's first three discs feature studio recordings to which Collins contributed covering the respective periods of 1969 to 1982, 1982 to 1991, and 1991 to 2011. The fourth disc collects various live performances spanning from 1981 to 2002.
Among the many stars whose studio collaborations with Collins appear on the compilation are Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, David Crosby, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Gary Brooker, ABBA singer Frida, Adam Ant, Philip Bailey, Chaka Khan, The Isley Brothers, The Four Tops, Tears for Fears, George Martin, and Lil' Kim. The box set also features tracks by the jazz-fusion group Brand X and the all-star 1985 charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas (Feed the World)," to which Phil contributed vocals and drums.
The live disc features performances by George Harrison, The Bee Gees, and The Phil Collins Big Band, as well as separate onstage collaborations between Phil and Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, and The Buddy Rich Big Band. Closing things out are four performances from the 2002 Party at the Palace concert celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, featuring Collins backing Clapton, Annie Lennox, Joe Cocker, and Bryan Adams.
"During [my life] I've played with most of my heroes, most have become close friends," says Collins in a statement. "Over these 4 CDs you'll find a mere smattering of those moments."
Here's the full track list of Plays Well with Others:
Disc One: 1969-1982
"Guide Me Orion" -- Flaming Youth "Knights (Reprise)" -- Peter Banks "Don't You Feel It" -- Eugene Wallace "I Can't Remember, but Yes" -- Argent "Over Fire Island" -- Brian Eno "Savannah Woman" -- Tommy Bolin "Pablo Picasso" -- John Cale "Nuclear Burn" -- Brand X "No-One Receiving" -- Brian Eno "Home" -- Rod Argent "M386" -- Brian Eno "And So to F" -- Brand X "North Star" -- Robert Fripp "Sweet Little Mystery" -- John Martyn "Intruder" -- Peter Gabriel "I Know There's Something Going On" -- Frida "Pledge Pin" -- Robert Plant "Lead Me to the Water" -- Gary Brooker
Disc Two: 1982-1991
"In The Mood"' -- Robert Plant "Island Dreamer" -- Al Di Meola "Puss 'n' Boots" -- Adam Ant "Walking on the Chinese Wall" -- Philip Bailey "Do They Know It's Christmas (Feed the World)" -- Band Aid "Just Like a Prisoner" -- Eric Clapton "Because of You" -- Philip Bailey "Watching the World" -- Chaka Khan "No One Is to Blame" (Phil Collins version) -- Howard Jones "If Leaving Me Is Easy" -- The Isley Brothers "Angry" -- Paul McCartney "Loco in Acapulco" -- Four Tops "Walking on Air" -- Stephen Bishop "Hall Light" -- Stephen Bishop "Woman in Chains" -- Tears for Fears "Burn Down the Mission" -- Phil Collins
Disc Three: 1991-2011
"No Son of Mine" -- Genesis "Could've Been Me" -- John Martyn "Hero" -- David Crosby "Ways to Cry" -- John Martyn "I've Been Trying" -- Phil Collins "Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me" -- Quincy Jones "Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning" -- Fourplay "Suzanne" -- John Martyn "Looking for an Angel" -- Laura Pausini "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End" -- George Martin "In the Air Tonite" -- Lil' Kim featuring Phil Collins "Welcome" -- Phil Collins "Can't Turn Back the Years" -- John Martyn
Disc Four: Live 1981-2002
"In the Air Tonight" (Live at The Secret Policeman's Other Ball) -- Phil Collins "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" -- George Harrison "You Win Again" -- The Bee Gees "There'll Be Some Changes Made" -- Phil Collins and Tony Bennett "Stormy Weather" -- Phil Collins and Quincy Jones "Chips and Salsa" -- The Phil Collins Big Band "Birdland" -- Phil Collins with The Buddy Rich Big Band "Pick Up the Pieces" (Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1998) -- The Phil Collins Big Band "Layla" (Live at Party at the Palace, 6/3/2002) -- Eric Clapton "Why" (Live at Party at the Palace, 6/3/2002) -- Annie Lennox "Everything I Do (I Do It for You)" (Live at Party at the Palace, 6/3/2002) -- Bryan Adams "With a Little Help from My Friends" (Live at Party at the Palace, 6/3/2002) -- Joe Cocker
Courtesy of Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen will go from the Great White Way to Netflix this December, when a special capturing the rock legend's sold-out Springsteen on Broadway show is set to premiere on the streaming service.
Springsteen on Broadway will debut on Netflix on December 15, the same day the show ends its sold-out run at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City. The production is a one-man performance written by The Boss and combines spoken-word segments of his 2016 memoir, Born to Run, with renditions of some of his original tunes. Springsteen's wife, E Street Band backing singer Patti Scialfa, makes a special appearance during the show.
"The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce's entire audience intact and complete," says longtime Springsteen manager Jon Landau, who is co-producing the film. "In addition to its many other virtues, Netflix has provided for a simultaneous worldwide release which is particularly important for our massive international audience."
Adds Netflix executive Ted Sarandos, "We are thrilled to bring Bruce Springsteen -- a master storyteller, humanitarian and voice of the everyman -- to Netflix in this historic one man show. This groundbreaking experience defies the boundaries of theater, concerts and film and will give our global audience an intimate look at one of the biggest cultural icons of our time."
The Springsteen on Broadway special is being directed and co-produced by Thom Zimny, who previously has worked on various Springsteen documentaries, as well as the 2018 HBO doc Elvis Presley: The Searcher.
The Springsteen on Broadway show opened in October 2017, and its run at the Walter Kerr Theatre has been extended several times. In June, he was presented with a special Tony Award honoring the production.
Michael Kovac/Getty ImagesFleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood will take part in a special event featuring a display of music photography that he personally curated that's scheduled for Saturday, August 4, at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles.
Attendees will have the chance to meet the 71-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and chat with him about his eventful life and music career. Tickets for the event, dubbed "An Evening with Mick Fleetwood," are priced at $350 and are available now through Friday, July 27.
The photo collection will be displayed by the hotel's pool. The event, which runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT, also will offer attendees a complimentary open bar and hors d'oeuvres.
As previously reported, Mick will be hitting the road with Fleetwood Mac this fall on a North American tour that kicks off October 3 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The band recently underwent a lineup change that saw longtime singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham exit the group and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell join the fold.
Courtesy of Live NationWhat do you get when you bring together one British guitar legend and arguably two of the rock world's best singers? Why, the Stars Align Tour, featuring Jeff Beck, Heart's Ann Wilson and founding Free and Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers, which kicks off tonight in West Valley City, Utah.
Rodgers tells ABC Radio that he's excited to be hitting the road with Beck and Wilson. Paul notes that he previously collaborated with Jeff on his 1993 Muddy Waters tribute album Muddy Water Blues, and in 1983 at the ARMS multiple sclerosis charity concerts in the U.S.
"It's really awesome to be playing together again," says Rodgers.
As for Wilson, Rodgers declares, "Ann's a lovely lady and a great singer. And it's very cool to share the bill with such an enormous talent."
Asked whether he might team up with Beck and Wilson for some onstage collaborations during the trek, Paul maintains, "Jeff and Ann and I will be focusing on our own sets…But there's a lot of love and respect for each other, so…who knows?"
Rodgers' set will feature the singer performing with the same group of musicians who accompanied him on his spring 2017 Free Spirit tour of the U.K., a trek that featured Paul revisiting songs from the Free catalog and that yielded the new Free Spirit concert album and video. Rodgers notes that for the Stars Align Tour, he'll be adding several Bad Company hits into his set.
"In all, about four, five or six [tunes, including 'Feel Like Makin' Love,']" he tells ABC Radio. "They blend very well, so far, into the 'Free Spirit' set."
Deborah Bonham, the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's sister, will open each show with an acoustic set.
Here are all the dates for the Star Align Tour:
7/18 -- West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre 7/20 -- Irvine, CA, Five Point Amphitheatre 7/22 -- Chula Vista, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 7/24 -- Sugar Land, TX, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land 7/25 -- Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 7/28 -- St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 7/29 -- Northerly Island, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion 7/31 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 8/1 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage 8/3 -- Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 8/4 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion 8/8 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center 8/10 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 8/12 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center 8/14 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 8/17 -- Nashville, TN, Nashville Municipal Auditorium 8/19 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion 8/22 -- Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheatre 8/23 -- Jacksonville, FL, Daily's Place 8/25 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre 8/26 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Schon, who was born at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, announced his planned donation last week prior to Journey's concert with Def Leppard at the BOK Center in Tulsa.
"We're going to get a nice collection for you all," Schon said. "I'm going to have to go through my zillion guitars and figure out which ones I'm going to ship. I'm also going to get you a giant platinum plaque with all our records on it."
OKPOP will celebrate the creative spirit and achievements of artists who were born or reside in Oklahoma, and the influence of their work on popular culture across the globe. The museum will be built and managed by the Oklahoma Historical Society, and will be funded in large part by a $25 million grant from the state of Oklahoma.
Schon was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2013, and also was welcomed into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey in 2017. In addition to co-founding that band, Neal also has been a member of Santana and of the supergroup Bad English, in addition to having a prolific solo career.
Journey's co-headlining tour with Def Leppard continues on Wednesday, July 18, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The trek is plotted out through an October 7 show at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Credit: Steve KerosRed Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has a role in the upcoming film Boy Erased, and you can catch a glimpse of him in the movie's new trailer.
Boy Erased stars Manchester by the Sea's Lucas Hedges as a gay teenager whose Baptist parents, played by Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, force him to attend a conversion therapy program. Flea plays one of the program's counselors. The movie will hit theaters in November.
Flea most recently showed up in the 2017 moive Baby Driver. His other film credits include roles in The Big Lebowski, Inside Out and Back to the Future Part II.
Credit: Mads PerchAfter previously lining up four U.S. festival appearances in September, Robert Plant has expanded his upcoming tour schedule to include seven additional stateside concerts that month. The newly announced shows will take place in Kansas City, Missouri; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Tucson, Arizona; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and three Texas cities, winding down with a September 29 performance in Austin.
The Led Zeppelin singer will be accompanied at the gigs by his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters, and will continue to promote his latest solo album, Carry Fire. Tickets for all the new dates will go on sale today at 7 p.m. local time, except those for the Tucson show, which will be available starting this Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m. MT.
Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters currently are touring Europe through an August 1 concert in Dresden, Germany. They also have three U.K. shows scheduled in late October.
Here are all of Plant's upcoming U.S. performances:
9/9 -- St. Louis, MO, LouFest - Forest Park* 9/10 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 9/13 -- Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Opera 9/15 -- Telluride, CO, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival* 9/16 -- Del Mar, CA, KAABOO Del Mar* 9/19 -- Tucson, AZ, Centennial Hall 9/21 -- Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater 9/23 -- Louisville, KY, Bourbon & Beyond* 9/25 -- Irving, TX, The Pavilion at The Toyota Music Factory 9/27 -- Lubbock, TX, Lubbock Municipal Auditorium 9/29 -- Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater
* = previously announced festival date = with special guest Seth Lakeman = with special guest Lucinda Williams.
Earlier in July, Cher posted a series of tweets that suggested she was recording a whole album of ABBA songs, and now the legendary entertainer has confirmed her plans for the covers project. The singer, who co-stars in the new film sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, appeared on the Today show Tuesday and shared some details about the record.
"After I did [a cover of] 'Fernando' [for the movie,] I thought it would really be fun to do an album of ABBA songs, so I did!" she told Kathie Lee Gifford. "It's not what you think of when you think ABBA, 'cause I did it in a different way."
While no confirmed release date for the album has been announced, in one of the aforementioned tweets, Cher wrote, "Think album will be out in sept." Her most recent studio effort, Closer to the Truth, came out in 2013.
Cher's rendition of "Fernando," a duet with her Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again co-star Andy Garcia, already has been released as a single, and peaked at #22 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart earlier this month. The track also appears on the film's soundtrack, which hit stores this past Friday.
Cher plays Ruby, the mother of Meryl Streep's character in the movie, which opens in theaters this Friday, July 20.
PRNewsFoto/Rock & BrewsDef Leppard recently teamed up with the Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Company to create their own beer, Def Leppard Pale, which was introduced in late May. Now comes word that the first restaurant to offer the beer will be Rock & Brews, the chain of eateries co-founded by KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
"Rock & Brews celebrates everything that is rock and roll and is the perfect place for fans to indulge themselves with a cold Def Leppard Pale," says Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott in a statement.
To celebrate the partnership, the restaurant chain is planning a number of promotions this year, including offering tickets to Def Leppard concerts in various cities that also feature a Rock & Brews franchise. One specific contest that's been launched gives fans to opportunity to win two tickets to Def Leppard's October 7 show at The Forum in Inglewood, California, the final date on the group's current co-headlining tour with Journey. The winner and a guest also get round-trip airfare to Los Angeles, a two-night hotel stay and dinner at the Rock & Brews in El Segundo, California.
Def Leppard Pale boasts the malt character that many beers from the band's British homeland offer, as well as hops from the Pacific Northwest, where the Elysian Brewing Company is based. Cans of the ale feature art based on Def Leppard's classic 1987 album Hysteria.
Check out a fun video about the beer at Def Leppard's official YouTube channel starring the band's members and Elysian Brewing founder Joe Bisacca.
Credit: Lora KaramAttention Daryl Hall fans: The Hall & Oates singer's Live from Daryl's House performance series will be back for more episodes. Following a new partnership with music publishing company BMG, production will resume on the show this fall.
"I'm really excited to announce that LFDH is coming back!" Hall says in a statement. "We have a new production partner with BMG, who are enthusiastic about taking this show to the next level with me. Fans have been asking me when we are returning, so I am pleased to say that we are headed into production in the fall."
Live from Daryl's House started as an online concert series in 2007 before airing on MTV Live until 2016. Each episode features the Hall & Oates frontman jamming at his home -- or, in later episodes, his Pawling, New York, venue Daryl's House -- with a special guest, as well as candid interviews and cooking segments.
Past episodes featured such performers as Smokey Robinson, Joe Walsh, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Todd Rundgren, Cheap Trick, The O'Jays and Kenny Loggins.
Hall's partnership with BMG also includes worldwide rights to all 82 episodes of the series filmed from 2007 to 2016. It's not yet clear where new episodes of the show will air. BMG currently is seeking distribution partners for the new season.
A new trailer for the Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will have fans stomping and clapping along with "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions," as the snippet, partially set to the song, shows the genesis of that legendary rock anthem.
"I want to give the audience a song they can perform," says Gwilym Lee as guitar virtuoso Brian May, before demonstrating the "stomp/stomp/clap" for Rami Malek's spot-on Mercury.
The trailer shows glimpses of how Freddie joined Brian and the rest of the group, as well as some of the in-studio innovations that led to the group's titular masterpiece.
The trailer also gives more glimpses of its portrayal of Queen's legendary performance at Live Aid, and seems to allude to Mercury's fatal AIDS diagnosis: Someone says, "I just need a bit of time," to which Malek replies, "What if I don't have time?"
Bohemian Rhapsody also features Joseph Mazzello playing bassist John Deacon and Ben Hardy portraying drummer Roger Taylor. The movie hits theaters on November 2.
Credit: Jimmy King"David Bowie Is," the expansive exhibit saluting the influential rocker's multifaceted career, closed on July 15 after a four-month run at New York City's Brooklyn Museum of Art, but the display will soon reemerge in digital form. The virtual version of the exhibition initially will debut this fall as an augmented reality experience for smartphones that's being developed by Sony Music Entertainment, the David Bowie Archive and London's Victoria and Albert Museum, where the actual exhibit debuted in 2013.
A digital display then will be made available for all virtual-reality and augmented-reality platforms starting in the spring of 2019.
"David Bowie Is" featured more than 300 items from the late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's archives, spanning his teenage years to his death at age 69 in January 2016. Among the memorabilia were stage costumes, instruments, handwritten set lists and lyrics, personal sketches, set designs, diary entries and much more.
The virtual version of the exhibit will feature a series of audio-visual areas where the viewer can experience aspects of and artifacts from various parts of Bowie's life and career. The displays will offer high-res 3D scans of the many items from the exhibition.
The digital experience will be offered in nine languages, just like the physical exhibit was.
The David Bowie Archive will donate part of the proceeds raised by the digital versions of "David Bowie Is" to the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Find out the latest news on the virtual exhibit by visiting DavidBowieIsReal.com.