In 1975, Moody Blues guitarist Justin Hayward and bassist John Lodge teamed up to record a collaborative side project called Blue Jays. Now, the long-out-of-print album is set to be reissued as a vinyl LP on October 4.
The 10-track collection was recorded during The Moody Blues' five-year hiatus that began after the release of 1972's Seventh Sojourn, and ended with the 1978 arrival of Octave. Blue Jays featured three songs written by Hayward, three tunes penned by Lodge and two co-written by Justin and John. The record was produced by longtime Moody Blues collaborator Tony Clarke.
Blue Jays peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200, and yielded a minor hit single in the U.S., "I Dreamed Last Night," which reached #47 on the Hot 100 tally. A non-album single called "Blue Guitar" released in 1975 and credited to Hayward and Lodge, was a #8 hit in the U.K. The track actually featured Justin backed by the band 10cc.
In a recent interview with ABC Radio, Lodge said he wasn't aware of plans to reissue Blue Jays, which he called "a really special album."
Both Hayward and Lodge have been performing songs from Blue Jays at their respective recent solo concerts. John included a live version of one of the tunes, "Saved by the Music," on his recently released solo compilation B Yond: The Very Best Of.
The Blue Jays LP is available for pre-order now. Here's the full track list:
Side A "This Morning" "Remember Me (My Friend)" "My Brother" "You" "Nights Winters Years"
Side B "Saved by the Music" "I Dreamed Last Night" "Who Are You Now" "Maybe" "When You Wake Up"
Elliot Easton, Ric Ocasek (Kevin Kane/ Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)The Cars lead guitarist Elliot Easton posted a message on his official Facebook page on Monday thanking fans for their condolences regarding the death of the group's frontman Ric Ocasek, who passed away Sunday at the age of 75.
"Thank you friends, for the overwhelming outpouring of emails, texts and posts of condolence and sympathy," Easton writes. "I have read them all, and there are so many that I may not be able to respond to all of them, but please know that your reaching out at this incredibly difficult time has meant so much to me, and has been a comfort in our profoundly sad time of grief."
Elliot adds, "The Cars are a family, for better or worse, and I lost my big brother yesterday."
Easton is one of three remaining surviving members of The Cars, along with keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. Bassist/singer Benjamin Orr died of pancreatic cancer in October 2000 at the age of 53.
In April of 2018, Ocasek, Easton, Hawkes and Robinson reunited for the last time to perform at the Cleveland ceremony celebrating The Cars' induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
ABC RadioDolly Parton will mark her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by performing two shows on Nashville's most famous stage on Saturday, October 12.
To kick off the celebration, the Dolly: My Opry Memories exhibit is now open at the Music City institution. The collection includes two dozen iconic items of clothing Dolly's worn during the last half-century, including the dress from the night of her Opry induction.
Without her childhood friend Judy Ogle, Dolly's creative director Steve Summers says the exhibit simply wouldn't be possible.
"Judy Ogle is Dolly's best friend, and they have been since they were seven years old," he explains. "Judy had the foresight, even back then -- it would have been in the early 1950s -- to start saving everything. Every single thing: Love letters that Dolly was given by other boys -- everything!"
"And Judy was just adamant on making sure that these things were taken care of and stored properly," Summers adds. "And there would be no archives without Judy Ogle."
Dolly's niece -- and production manager -- Rebecca Seaver says you wouldn't believe what's in Dolly's archives.
"Judy has saved everything: her shoes, her costumes, hats, and -- most importantly to Dolly -- her fan art," Seaver says. "And we have art that she's been given from her fans for decades."
"I've never seen another archive from a celebrity or an icon like her. It's kind of like the hillbilly Smithsonian," she laughs.
Tickets to see Dolly: My Opry Memories are available now. It's open at the Opry House through October 31.
Courtesy of Strawberry FieldIt's one of the most iconic Beatles songs. Now, it's poised to become a bucket list destination for Beatles fans everywhere.
For the first time, Strawberry Field, the Liverpool, U.K.-area site that served as the inspiration behind the song "Strawberry Fields Forever," is open to the public.
According to its website, Strawberry Field and its original Victorian house were gifted to The Salvation Army in 1934. In 1936, it was opened as a children's home for girls, and later accepted boys..
"From then on, for nearly 70 years, it gave some of Liverpool’s most vulnerable children a refuge from turmoil and unhappiness – a safe, calm and spiritual home," the website states.
"It was on these grounds that a young John Lennon, before Beatles fame, came to play, reflect and escape the post-War streets of Woolton [a suburb of Liverpool]," according to the website.
"Those days spent playing in The Salvation Army grounds shaped Lennon and inspired his work within the Beatles as an adult," the website notes. "Strawberry Field was later immortalized in the famous song 'Strawberry Fields Forever,' where he explored those more innocent days of escape that could counter the later complexities of a life lived in the public gaze."
The tourist attraction opened on Saturday, September 14. It includes gardens, a visitor exhibition, café and shop. Adult admission is just under 13 pounds, or about $16.
Credit: Jen RosensteinKISS has postponed the final three dates on the current North American leg of its The End of the Road farewell tour because bassist/singer Gene Simmons needed to return to Los Angeles for "a medical procedure."
In a message posted on KISS Online regarding the September 14 postponement, Simmons writes, "Nothing serious. But it must be taken care of now. Thank you for your good wishes. All is well."
The Oakland show has been rescheduled for March 6, 2020, and the L.A. concert now will take place on March 4 of next year, while a new date for the Salt Lake City area performance is expected to be announced soon.
Next up for KISS is the ninth annual edition of The KISS Kruise, which runs from October 30 to November 4.
The rock legends then head Down Under for a series of shows in Australia and New Zealand, running from mid-November to early December. The band also has five concerts in Japan scheduled for December.
Following Ric Ocasek's unexpected death Sunday at the age of 75, New York City's chief medical examiner has determined that the Cars rocker died of natural causes -- specifically, heart disease.
According to the M.E., the cause of death was hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with pulmonary emphysema as a contributing condition.
As previously reported, Ocasek was found unresponsive and unconscious in his New York City townhouse on Sunday afternoon by his estranged wife, supermodel Paulina Porizkova. They'd been married since 1989 but were separated. She's now taken to Instagram to explain what happened.
"Ric was at home recuperating very well after surgery," she writes. "Our two sons, Jonathan and Oliver, and I were making sure he was comfortable, ordering food and watching TV together. I found him still asleep when bringing him his Sunday morning coffee. I touched his cheek to rouse him. It was then that I realized that during the night, he had peacefully passed on."
"We appreciate the great outpouring of love," she continued. "We, his family and friends, are completely and utterly devastated by his untimely and unexpected death and would appreciate the privacy to mourn in private."
In addition to Jonathan and Oliver, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is survived by his four other sons from his two previous marriages.
Courtesy of OK ManagementArtists from the worlds of rock and pop are offering tributes the late Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who died Sunday at age 75.
Alice Cooper wrote on his Twitter feed, "We have lost another great in Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Ric Ocasek of The Cars…Ric had a very unique voice for rock n roll, there was just nothing complicated about it and that really gave The Cars an edge on the radio. They spearheaded a simplistic new wave of minimalist rock…much to the delight of car stereos and fans everywhere."
Chic guitarist and songwriter Nile Rodgers, who co-produced Ocasek's 1991 solo album Fireball Zone with Ric, recalled in a tweet, "We had a lot of fun making the album #FireballZone."
He also included a YouTube link to one of the album's tracks, "Touch Down Easy," noting, "This was one of my fav songs…Though it was the 90's we'd not gotten the memo. It's super 80's but cool."
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea offered up some gushing praise for Ocasek, posting on his Instagram, "Ahh man, say it ain't so. I loved Ric Ocasek. What an interesting, smart, kind, funny man who made incredible records. I loved those Cars albums when I was a teenager. Perfect pop songs with those wicked ElliotEaston guitar solos. Absolute candy."
Here are some of other tributes posted by well-known artists:
Live Nation EntertainmentGuns N' Roses will play an intimate show in Los Angeles ahead of the band's upcoming U.S. arena tour.
The newly announced concert takes place September 21 at the 5,000-capacity Hollywood Palladium. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 20 exclusively for Citi cardmembers, who can register for a chance to purchase tickets via Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program.
Following the L.A. date, GN'R will officially kick off their fall tour September 25 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The outing, part of the rock legends' ongoing Not in This Lifetime reunion tour, concludes November 2 in Las Vegas, and includes stops at the Louder than Life, Austin City Limits, Exit 111 and Voodoo festivals.
Courtesy of Joey MollandJoey Molland, the last surviving original member of Badfinger, is working on a new solo album, and he's asking fans to help him fund the project via a recently launched Kickstarter campaign.
Molland currently is working on the album in Brooklyn, New York, with award-winning producer and songwriter Mark Hudson.
"I've wanted to make this album for several years now," Joey says in a statement. "The songs are solid and quite catchy -- many harken back to that power pop/rock sound I began my career with."
In a video promoting the campaign, Hudson says, "I'm so excited to be producing Joey Molland's new album. So far the rough tracks are sounding great, and I'm sure you're gonna love it. It's kind of reminiscent from that old band he used to be in…Badfinger."
Campaign contributors will receive perks and premiums, depending on the amount they pitch in. They include sitting in on a recording session; contributing backing vocals to a track over the phone; having coffee with Molland and Hudson; enjoying a CD listening party; receiving a Facetime chat with or custom voicemail message from Joey; handwritten lyrics; signed CDs, lithographs and photos; and much more.
As of Monday morning, more than $17,000 of the $35,000 goal had been reached. The initiative ends on October 9.
As previously reported, Molland is among the artists taking part in the fall U.S. tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' White Album, along with The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, Todd Rundgren and others. Five new dates have just been added to the end of the trek, which kicks off September 21 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Here are all the dates:
9/21 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino 9/24 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall 9/25 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center for the Performing Arts 9/26 -- Meriden, MS, Riley Center for the Performing Arts 9/28 -- Akron, OH, Akron Civic Theatre 9/29 -- Danville, KY, Norton Center for the Arts 10/1 -- St. Charles, IL, Arcada Theater 10/2 -- Milwaukee, WI, The Pabst Theater 10/3 -- Kansas City, MO, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts 10/5 -- Beverly, MA, Cabot Theatre 10/6 -- Concord, NH, Capitol Center for the Arts 10/7 -- Orono, ME, Collins Center for the Arts 10/8 -- Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse 10/10 -- Staten Island, NY, St. George Theatre 10/11 -- Boston, MA, Berklee Performing Arts Center 10/12 -- Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury 10/13 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center 10/15 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre 10/17 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theater 10/18 -- New London, CT, Garde Arts Center 10/19 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center 10/20 -- Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre 12/4 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Wireless Theatre 12/6 -- Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre 12/7 -- Las Vegas, NV, Westgate Resort & Casino 12/8 -- El Cajon, CA, Magnolia PAC 12/11 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
Back in 2000, Rod Stewart was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which was successfully treated. Now, he's revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago -- but has since been given the all-clear.
The British paper The Mirror reports that over the weekend at a fundraising event for the charity The Prostate Project, Rod said, "Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. No one knows this, but I thought this was about time I told everybody. I’m in the clear, now, simply because I caught it early. I have so many tests."
He added, "If you're positive, and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face…I've worked for two years and I've just been happy, and the good Lord looked after me.”
Rod, who was told in July that he was in remission, then urged men to get checked for the disease, saying, "Guys, you've got to really go to the doctor…Finger up the bum, no harm done."
The charity event feature a rare reunion performance of the surviving original members of Faces: frontman Stewart, guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Kenney Jones. Jones also has battled prostate cancer in recent years, while Wood had a bout with lung cancer recently. A video of Rod announcing that he had battled prostate cancer during the fundraiser has been posted on The Prostate Project's YouTube channel.
Rod, 74, is back in Las Vegas this week to continue his residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. He'll start a U.K. arena tour in November.
The new season of Dancing with the Stars starts tonight on ABC, and a former contestant who's an R&B legend -- Patti LaBelle -- has some advice for one of this season's contestants who's also an R&B legend: Mary Wilson of The Supremes.
"Tell her to watch her knees," Patti laughs. "When I was there, I had to get shots on my knees every Monday because that's hard on you, dancing like that."
"Just take care of herself and know that she's going to win," Patti adds. "I always had the thought that I was gonna win."
Patti, who's now 75, says she's proud she did Dancing with the Stars at the age of 71. As she tells ABC Radio, "I'm happy I took that challenge." She also attracted many new fans.
"[They] said, 'Oh, she sings too?'" Patti laughs.
Another unlikely way that the "Lady Marmalade" veteran has earned new fans in recent years is via her popular line of sweet potato pies and other desserts.
"There are so many people who...know nothing about my singing career, but they know about those Patti Pies, which is to me growth," she explains. "You know, you're getting new people...if they see that you're performing, they might come and see the sweet potato pie lady!"
In fact, Patti's just expanded her line of foods at Walmart to include savory items like chicken and biscuits, brisket, and mac & cheese.
"I said...'I'll make it better for you by giving you dinners and then desserts, and you don't have to cook at all,'" she explains. "I just wanted to make it easier for people who are challenged and people who don't feel like cooking."
"It's my recipes," she notes. "It's all Patti's food...and it's good!"
The screenings also will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the flick, including previously unseen archival footage and unreleased music from Bruce's archives.
As previously reported, Western Stars features footage of Springsteen performing all 13 songs from his latest album of the same name, in front of a small audience in a 100-year-old barn that he owns. He's accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra and some of the musicians who contributed to the record.
The performance segments are interspersed with sweeping, cinematic footage of the Western U.S. Springsteen also contributes a narrative voiceover, musing on his life and reflecting on the themes on which he touches on Western Stars' songs, such as love, loss, loneliness, family and the American dream.
Some archival footage also is incorporated into the movie, including home movies from Springsteen's honeymoon with his wife, E Street Band backing singer Patti Scialfa, who also takes part in the concert performance.
RollingStone.com reports that during a Q&A at the Toronto premiere, Bruce explained that the film was the final part of "a story I haven't really told before" that includes his 2016 autobiography, Born to Run, and his Springsteen on Broadway residency. The website also revealed that a Western Stars soundtrack album will be released.
Western Stars was co-directed by Springsteen and his frequent collaborator Thom Zimny, and marks Bruce's directorial debut.
You can order tickets for the October 19 and 23 Western Stars screenings at FathomEvents.com. The film will go into wide theatrical release Friday, October 25.
On his 2017 studio album, White Knight, Todd Rundgren teamed up with Steely Dan's Donald Fagen for song called "Tin Foil Hat" that humorously skewered President Donald Trump and right-wing media. Now, Rundgren is offering the tune for free to Democratic candidates interested in using it in their campaigns.
An accompanying video also was made for "Tin Foil Hat" that, like the song itself, mercilessly mocks President Trump and conservative news coverage of him. Rundgren is also making the clip available to Democratic politicians.
You can check out the video at Cleopatra Records' official YouTube channel.
With regard to collaborating with Fagen on "Tin Foil Hat," Rundgren said, "The song was primarily driven by our common frustration with what happened in the recent election. It was still pretty fresh, and we were still pretty mad about it, so it happened pretty organically."
Speaking with ABC Radio about the track, which features Fagen on lead vocals, Rundgreen described it as "a lost song from a Steely Dan record."
As previously reported, Todd will take part in the star-studded "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today -- A Tribute to The Beatles' White Album" tour, which kicks off this Saturday, September 21, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The trek also will feature The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, Badfinger's Joey Molland, Christopher Cross, and ex-Chicago singer Jason Scheff.
Ric Ocasek, best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the iconic new wave group The Cars, has died, the NYPD has confirmed to ABC Radio. He was 75.
Ocasek was found unconscious and unresponsive in bed at around 4 p.m. ET on Sunday. Law enforcement officials tell ABC News that it appears Ocasek died of natural causes. The New York Post reports that his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova, was the one who found him.
Formed in 1976 in Boston, from the ashes of a previous band named Cap’n Swing, Ocasek -- born Richard Theodore Otcasek -- and The Cars codified the sound of what was then known as new wave by mixing synthesizer-based pop with guitar-based rock. The lineup included Ocasek on vocals and rhythm guitar, bass player and co-lead singer Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Eliot Easton, drummer David Robinson and keyboard player Greg Hawkes.
After their song "Just What I Needed" started getting airplay on Boston stations, the band signed to Elektra records. Their 1978 self-titled debut album was a success, featuring "Just What I Needed," "Let the Good Times Roll" and "My Best Friend’s Girl," as well as popular album tracks "You're All I've Got Tonight," "Bye Bye Love" and "Moving in Stereo."
More albums and more hits followed, including "Let's Go," "It's All I Can Do," "Shake It Up" and "Since You're Gone." In 1984, The Cars released their most successful album, Heartbeat City, which featured the smashes "You Might Think," "Magic" and "Drive." The innovative "You Might Think" video won the band Video of the Year at the first-ever MTV Video Music Awards.
In 1989, Ocasek married supermodel Porizkova, who'd starred in the video for "Drive." They have two children; the couple separated in 2017. Ocasek also has four sons from two previous marriages.
The Cars broke up in 1988, but Ocasek continued with a solo career and also became a sought-after producer, working with bands like Weezer, Suicide, Romeo Void, Hole, No Doubt, Bad Religion and Bad Brains. He also appeared in several films, including the John Waters movie Hairspray, and wrote several books of poetry.
In 2011, The Cars re-formed without Orr, who died in 2000, and released a new album, Move Like This.
Live Nation/Interscope Records/ MaverickMadonna is the latest music star to get into the cosmetics game.
The singer has announced a new limited-edition collaboration with the makeup brand Too Faced, featuring two makeup kits inspired by the looks she'll be wearing on tour. But if you want to get your hands on the products, there are only a couple of ways to snag them.
The Madonna X Too Faced makeup kits will be sold at each of Madonna's Madame X tour dates. They'll also be temporarily available at a New York City pop-up shop from today, September 13, through September 19. The pop-up is located at 430 West 15th Street.
There's the "I Rise" kit, featuring a palette with exclusive eyeshadow and blush shades named after Madonna's hit songs, a brow pencil, the brand's popular Better Than Sex mascara and its Melted Matte lipstick in the shade Sell Out.
The "Medellin" collection has a palette with exclusive eyeshadow shades and a highlighter, along with the brand's Damn Girl! mascara, a Better Than Sex liquid eyeliner and a Melted Matte lipstick in the shade Lady B***s.
The pop-up store also features other Madonna merch, including shirts, hats, scarves, necklaces and more.
Madonna's Madame X tour begins September 17 in Brooklyn, New York.
Credit: DH LovelifeNeil Young has offered up a second track in advance of the October 25 release of Colorado, his new studio album with Crazy Horse.
"Rainbow of Colors" resembles a traditional folk hymnal, with lyrics that focus on the racial divisiveness that seems to be plaguing the U.S. lately.
"There's a rainbow of colors, in the old U.S.A.," Neil sings, joined by a choir of multi-tracked voices. "No one's gonna whitewash those colors away/ I know some might tell me, that there's not room for all/ And they should just go back/to the places they fall."
In a post on his Neil Young Archives website, Young explains that the song is "about the U.S.A. and the whole world," adding, "The idea of this song is that we all belong together. Separating us into races and colors is an old idea whose time has passed."
Young goes on to discuss the importance of people coming together today, particularly to fight climate change.
"We need to all be one because we all are threatened," he writes. "Climate change is the unifying force we have needed for a long time."
Stewart Volland/AXS TVIn the wake of Eddie Money's death today from cancer, the AXS TV channel, the home of his Real Money reality series, has announced plans to air a special programming block this Sunday, September 15, in honor of the late singer.
The marathon will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET with an encore airing of Eddie's 2018 appearance on AXS TV's The Big Interview with Dan Rather. That will be followed at 9:30 a.m. by the Eddie Money: The Real Money Concert special, which captures a May 2018 performance the rocker gave in the Detroit area.
Then, starting at 10:30 a.m., every episode of Real Money that already has aired will be shown. An additional screening of The Real Money Concert will finish off the tribute at 7 p.m. ET.
AXS TV also announced that the last five episodes of Real Money will air weekly on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT, starting next week.
AXS TV founder Mark Cuban says of Money's passing, "We are deeply saddened that we have lost the incomparable Eddie Money. Eddie was a true American original and a rock legend through and through. His enduring hits have been the soundtrack for generations of fans, and his one-of-a-kind sense of humor endeared him instantly to everyone he met."
He adds, "We have sincerely enjoyed working with him and his entire talented family on his reality show Real Money, and we extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Laurie; their children Zach, Jesse, Joe, Dez and Julian; and his many friends during this difficult time."
Real WorldPeter Gabriel has been relatively quiet lately, but the former Genesis frontman has just released an expansive collection of solo rarities titled Flotsam and Jetsam, which is available now exclusively as a digital download and via streaming services.
The 62-track compilation includes remixes, B-sides, live performances, single edits, extended versions and instrumentals spanning from 1976 to 2016. Most of the recordings previously appeared on either seven-inch, 12-inch or CD singles, soundtracks or tribute albums. The majority have not been available digitally until now.
Flotsam and Jetsam is arranged chronologically and split into three eras -- 1976-1985, 1986-1993 and 1994-2016. The album kicks off a cover of The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" that Peter contributed to the 1976 musical documentary All This and World War II.
Among the other interesting recordings: a live version of "Solsbury Hill" recorded at the New York club The Bottom Line in 1978, an instrumental version of "Shock the Monkey," and alternate mixes or versions of such popular Gabriel tunes as "I Have the Touch," "Sledgehammer," "In Your Eyes," "Big Time," "Games Without Frontiers," "Steam" and "Digging in the Dirt."
A few tracks on Flotsam and Jetsam are previously unreleased: an extended version of the 1977 song "Slowburn"; a full version of the "Sledgehammer" B-side "Don't Break This Rhythm"; and alternate mixes of "Curtains" and "Father, Son."
Closing out the collection is "The Veil," a Grammy-nominated song that Gabriel contributed to the 2016 Oliver Stone film Snowden.
You can listen to the 1978 live rendition of "Solsbury Hill" now at Gabriel's official YouTube channel.
Here's the full Flotsam and Jetsam track list:
1976-1985 "Strawberry Fields Forever" "Slowburn" (Extended Version)* "Perspective" (Single Version) "D.I.Y" (Re-recorded Single Version) "Teddy Bear" "Mother of Violence" (Single Mix) "Solsbury Hill" (Live at The Bottom Line) "I Don't Remember" (Alternate Version) "Biko" (Remixed Version) "Shosholoza" "Jetzt Kommt Die Flut" "Soft Dog" "Shock the Monkey" (Instrumental) "Across the River" "Kiss of Life" (Live) "I Don't Remember" (Live Single Version)
1986-1993 "I Have the Touch" ('85 Remix) "Sledgehammer" (Dance Mix) "Sledgehammer" (Extended) "Don't Break This Rhythm" (Full Version)* "In Your Eyes" (Single Mix) "In Your Eyes" (Special Remix) "Big Time" (Extended Version) "Curtains" "GA GA" (I Go Swimming Instrumental) "Walk Through the Fire" (Single Mix) "Biko" (Live) "Digging in the Dirt" (Raw Stylus Mix) "Digging in the Dirt" (Instrumental) "Quiet Steam" "Bashi-Bazouk" "Games Without Frontiers" (Massive/DB Mix) "Steam" (Oh, Oh, Let Off Steam Mix) "Steam" (Oh, Oh, Let Off Steam Dub) "Mercy Street" (William Orbit Mix) "Blood of Eden" (Special Mix for Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World) "Digging in the Dirt" (Rich E Mix) "Kiss That Frog" (Mindblender Mix) "Shaking the Tree" (Bottrill Remix)
1994-2016 "Summertime" "Suzanne" "I Have the Touch" (Robbie Robertson Mix) "In the Sun" "Shaking the Tree '97" (Jungle Version) "I Grieve" (City of Angels Version) "The Tower That Ate People" (Red Planet Remix) "Animal Nation" "Signal to Noise" (Gangs of New York Version) "More Than This" (The Polyphonic Spree Mix) "More Than This" (Elbow Mix) "My Head Sounds Like That" (Royksopp Remix) "Sky Blue" (Martyn Bennet Remix) "Growing Up" (Trent Reznor Remix) "Growing Up" (Stabilizer Remix) "Growing Up" (Tricky Instrumental Mix) "Darkness" (Engelpost Remix) "Curtains" (Broad Mix)* "Father, Son" (Daniel Lanois & Richard Chappell Mix)* "Courage" "Courage" (The Hexidecimal Mix) "I'm Amazing" "The Veil"
UMeOn the same day that The Who announced details of a brand-new studio album, another British rock legend has followed suit. Ringo Starr has revealed plans to release a new solo record titled What's My Name on October 25.
The former Beatles drummer produced the 10-track collection at his home studio with a little help from some famous musical friends: Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Dave Stewart, Benmont Tench and his current All Starr Band members Steve Lukather, Colin Hay and Warren Ham.
Ringo co-wrote six tracks on the album, which also features covers of the John Lennon song "Grow Old with Me" and the Motown classic "Money (That's What I Want)," the latter of which The Beatles also recorded back in 1963.
McCartney contributes bass and backing vocals to Starr's version of "Grow Old with Me," which was one of the last songs Lennon wrote. The track features string arrangements by Jack Douglas, who produced Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy album.
What's My Name's title track was written by Hay, the Men at Work frontman who recently rejoined the All Starr Band after a couple of previous stints with Ringo's group. The song was inspired by Ringo himself and a chant that fans shout at his concerts.
"What's My Name" is available now as a digital single and via streaming services, and fans pre-ordering the album will receive an instant free download of the track.
Among the songs Ringo co-wrote are the lead track, "Gotta Get Up to Get Down," "It's Not Love That You Want" and "Magic," co-penned, respectively, by Walsh, Stewart and Lukather.
What's My Name is available on CD, as a vinyl LP and digitally.
Here's the album's full track list:
"Gotta Get Up to Get Down" "It's Not Love That You Want" "Grow Old with Me" "Magic" "Money (That's What I Want)" "Better Days" "Life Is Good" "Thank God for Music" "Send Love Spread Peace" "What's My Name"
Credit: Kevin FoleyLess than a month after he revealed that he'd been diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer, Eddie Money has died. He was 70.
The rocker, best known for his hits "Baby Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Shakin'" and "Take Me Home Tonight," passed away on Friday. On last night's episode of his AXS TV reality show Real Money, Money revealed his diagnosis, though he'd made the news public at the end of August in a preview clip.
In a statement, his family said, "The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music."
Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Long Island, New York, Money was an NYPD trainee before moving to California in 1968 to pursue music. After scoring a record contract, he released his self-titled first album, which featured his signature hits "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise."
His fourth album No Control was a big hit on the strength of two singles that received heavy airplay on MTV: "Think I'm in Love" and "Shakin'."
After an unsuccessful period that saw him struggle with drug addiction, Money made a huge comeback with the 1986 single "Take Me Home Tonight," a duet with Ronnie Spector which featured her singing the hook from her classic song with The Ronettes, "Be My Baby." It reached #4 on the charts.
Money scored a few more rock and pop hits, including "I Wanna Go Back," "Walk on Water" and "The Love in Your Eyes."
In recent years, Money took advantage of his pop culture status to star in a GEICO insurance commercial in which he sang "Two Tickets to Paradise;" he also appeared as himself on the sitcom The King of Queens.
In 2018, Real Money, which featured Eddie, his wife Laurie and their five adult children, debuted. It was renewed for a second season, which recently premiered.