Credit: Simon CrossWith The Rolling Stones preparing for their upcoming performances at the Desert Trip classic-rock festival this coming month, Mick Jagger has reached out to fans for suggestions on what the band might play at the shows.
Jagger has posted a video on his Facebook page and Twitter feed that shows him strumming an acoustic guitar while commenting, "So, I was just thinking about the set list for the Desert Trip show, and what do you want to hear?...Let me know."
Jagger also has posted a couple of photos apparently from The Stones rehearsal space. One pic shows a rack of guitars and features the caption, "Rehearsing something new." The other photo shows a set of harmonicas and has an accompanying note that reads, "Watch this space #playingtheblues."
As previously reported, The Rolling Stones will team up with Bob Dylan to perform at the Desert Trip fest on October 7 and October 14. The event also will feature Paul McCartney and Neil Young performing on October 8 and 15, and The Who and ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters on October 9 and 16. The festival will be held at the Empire Polo Grounds, in Indio, California, which also is the site of the popular Coachella festival.
The Rolling Stones' upcoming tour itinerary also includes a pair of performances at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in October 19 and 22.
Credit: Tab WintersTedeschi Trucks Band's sixth annual residency at New York City's Beacon Theatre gets underway tonight, and the six-show run will include guest performances from two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers -- Traffic's Dave Mason and Jefferson Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen. Mason will appear at this Tuesday's concert, while Kaukonen's performance is scheduled for Wednesday.
Tedeschi Trucks Band, which is led by ex-Allman Brothers Band slide-guitar whiz Derek Trucks and his wife, singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, will be joined by Indigo Girls singer Amy Ray at tonight's gig. The 12-piece collective will play two sets without an opener at the other three Beacon performances -- this Saturday, October 1; Friday, October 7; and Saturday, October 8.
Meanwhile, the group has a wide variety of other U.S. shows on their U.S. tour itinerary, which is mapped out all the way through a March 2-4, 2017, engagement at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Kaukonen also is scheduled to open for the group on December 1 at Boston's Orpheum Theater, while Ray will support the band the following night at the same venue. Various other artists also are scheduled to open for Tedeschi Trucks at select shows, including Leon Russell, former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Jack Pearson and the late Levon Helm's daughter Amy and her group, The Handsome Strangers.
Here is Tedeschi Trucks Band full list of forthcoming U.S. tour dates along with the various support acts that will be performing:
9/30 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre -- with Amy Ray 10/1 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre 10/4 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre -- with Dave Mason 10/5 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre -- with Jorma Kaukonen 10/7 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre 10/8 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre 10/30 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Casino 11/11 -- Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers 11/12 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers 11/13 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers 11/15 -- Louisville, KY, The Louisville Palace -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers 11/17 -- Fort Wayne, IN, Embassy Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers 11/18 -- Akron, OH, Akron Civic Theatre -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers 11/19 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum Center -- with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers 12/1 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre -- with Jorma Kaukonen 12/2 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre -- with Amy Ray 12/3 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre 1/13 -- Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre -- with Leon Russell 1/14 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Vinoy Park - Sunshine Music Festival 1/15 -- Boca Raton, FL, Mizner Park Amphitheatre - Sunshine Music Festival 1/26 -- Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Theatre -- with Jack Pearson 1/28 -- Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theatre -- with Jack Pearson 1/29 -- Savannah, GA, Johnny Mercer Theatre -- with Leon Russell 3/2 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium -- with Leon Russell 3/3 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 3/4 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
Caroline RecordsVan Morrison's latest studio album, Keep Me Singing, hit stores today. The 13-track collection features 12 original compositions, plus a cover of "Share Your Love with Me," a song penned by Alfred Baggs and Don Robey that previously was recorded by Aretha Franklin, Kenny Rogers and Bobby "Blue" Bland.
The album's lead single, "Too Late," also was released today. You can check out an official video for the soulful tune, featuring Morrison performing with his backing band at Nell's Jazz and Blues club in London, at Van's VEVO YouTube channel.
Among the other songs on Keep Me Singing is "Every Time I See a River," which Morrison co-wrote with acclaimed lyricist Don Black, who has contributed words to many famous movie theme songs.
In support of the new album, Morrison has lined up 11 U.S. concerts, six of which take place in October and five in January. Van also has a seven-show run of U.K. dates scheduled in November and December.
10/9 -- New York, NY, Forest Hills Stadium 10/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl 10/15 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl 10/17 -- San Francisco, CA, Davies Symphony Hall 10/18 -- San Francisco, CA, SF Jazz Center 10/19 -- San Francisco, CA, SF Jazz Center 1/13/17 -- Las Vegas, NV, Caesars Palace 1/14 -- Las Vegas, NV, Caesars Palace 1/17 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall 1/18 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall 1/19 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
Credit: Henry Ruggeri, Milan, Italy, July 3, 2016Back in March, Bruce Springsteenwrote a tardy note for a nine-year-old fan who came to see his concert in Los Angeles to bring to school the next day, and now the Boss has done a similar favor for a youngster who attended his book-signing event Thursday in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a local fifth-grader named Michael Fenerty skipped school to go with his dad to Springsteen's meet-and-greet at the Philadelphia Free Library, and was able to get the Boss to sign a note explaining the very important reason why he missed his classes.
Fenerty's father, Mike -- a lawyer and former teacher -- told The Inquirer that he planned ahead for the event, calling the school to find out the proper procedure for a student taking a day off.
"He said we should get Bruce to write an absence note," explained Mike, so he and his son typed one up in advance that read: "Dear Principal Brown, Please excuse Michael Fenerty from being late or absent from school today. He came to the Free Library…to meet meet and to get a copy of my book. Yours truly, Bruce Springsteen."
Michael then presented it to Springsteen at the meet-and-greet.
"My son said, 'Bruce, would you sign my absence note?' [Springsteen] lit up. He was affectionate toward Michael as soon as he saw him," Mike told the newspaper. "He said, 'I have to read it first, that's how I got in trouble with my first contract.' He said, 'I hope you don't get in trouble.'"
Fenerty added, "My son was very starstruck -- it was a very cool experience."
Meanwhile, Mike also admitted that he kept the actual Bruce-signed copy of the note, while his son brought a photocopy to present to his principal.
Andrew Lipovsky/NBCMetallica performed their new single "Moth into Flame" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night. The track appears on the band's forthcoming album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct.
Leading up to performance, Metallica received an endorsement from Vice President Joe Biden, who also guested on Fallon last night. "Watch me at 11:35pm ET on the Tonight Show with my house band, @Metallica," the veep tweeted.
Hardwired...to Self-Destruct will be released November 18.
ABC/Randy HolmesThe trailer for Gimme Danger, a new documentary about Iggy Pop's influential proto-punk band The Stooges, has been released. You can watch the trailer now via Yahoo.com.
Directed by Jim Jarmusch, Gimme Danger tells the story of Iggy and the Stooges through archival footage and new interviews with the band members, including Pop himself.
Pop will make a special appearance at the U.S. premiere of Gimme Danger, taking place this Saturday, October 1, at the New York Film Festival. The documentary will open in New York and Detroit on October 28 before hitting theaters nationwide November 4.
429 RecordsFor his latest album, Braver than We Are, Meat Loaf reunited with Jim Steinman, who wrote all the songs on his classic Bat Out of Hell records. The new release, which debuted this week at #11 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart, features 10 songs composed by Steinman throughout his long career, including some of the first tunes he ever wrote.
Meat Loaf tells ABC Radio that he thinks Braver than We Are is "hypnotic," and considers it a tribute to his longtime collaborator. He explains that in putting it together, he pored through 35 or 40 Steinman compositions and "picked the ones that I'd always wanted to do."
The singer says he felt like he was picking up where he left off with Steinman, who last collaborated with him on 2006's Bat Out of Hell III.
"[It's like] we never left," Meat Loaf maintains. "We're completely opposite [personalities], but when it becomes artistic we're like one."
Braver than We Are is filled with lengthy, theatrical songs showcasing such musical genres as rock, pop, gospel, classical and opera. Meat Loaf tells ABC Radio that he'd initially wanted the album to run together as one long piece, "like a Mozart record."
Two songs on the album, "Skull of Our Country" and "Souvenirs," feature lyrics and melodies that also appear in two of Steinman's best-known compositions -- Bonnie Tyler's chart-topping "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and Meat Loaf's "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad." Meat Loaf reveals that "Skull" and "Souvenirs" actually were written early in Steinman's career and that he repurposed parts of those tunes while creating the hit songs.
As for how he feels about Braver than We Are, Meat Loaf says, "I've actually listened to this record more times than all the other records I made [cumulatively]."
Courtesy of Magnolia PicturesDanny Says, the recent documentary about influential rock publicist, manager and journalist Danny Fields, will be released today via iTunes, Amazon Video and on-demand services, and also will open in select theaters in a number of major U.S. cities. The film chronicles Fields' eventful life and the role he played in helping introduce the world to such artists as The Stooges, The MC5 and The Ramones.
The movie features interviews with Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, the late Tommy Ramone, Judy Collins, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer and Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, who all share colorful anecdotes about Fields.
After dropping out of Harvard Law School, Fields began hanging out at Andy Warhol's famous New York City art studio The Factory, befriending such music artists as Lou Reed and Nico. He later became director of publicity for Elektra, working with such acts as The Doors, The Stooges, The MC5 and Collins.
Fields later went on to manage The Ramones, who immortalized him in their 1979 song "Danny Says." In trailer for the film, Fields recalls how he first reacted to seeing the punk pioneers perform. "The Ramones knocked me over like an atomic wind," he says. "I just said right away, 'I want to be your manager.'"
PRNewsFoto/UMeRobbie Robertson, the lead guitarist and main songwriter of The Band, will be publishing a memoir titled Testimony on November 15, and has now announced plans to release a career-spanning audio companion to the book November 11. The 18-track album features live and studio recordings by the lauded musician's influential roots-rock group, select solo tunes, songs by his pre-Band outfits Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks and Levon & The Hawks, and Bob Dylan tunes on which he played.
Among the well-known Band songs that appear on Testimony are live renditions of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "Life Is a Carnival," "The Weight" and "The Shape I'm In." The album also includes Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" and "Obviously 5 Believers," which both were featured on the folk-rock legend's classic 1966 album, Blonde on Blonde. In addition, the compilation features Robertson's solo gem "Somewhere Down the Crazy River," from his self-titled 1987 debut, as well as a brand-new mix of another tune from that album, "Testimony." The latter song features contributions from U2, Ivan Neville, Daniel Lanois, Chic's Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, and jazz great Gil Evans.
As previously reported, in the Testimony book, Robertson will recount his life story and his adventures with his musical comrades in The Band, from their days playing bars with rockabilly singer Hawkins through to their famed 1976 farewell concert, The Last Waltz. The memoir will include Robbie's recollections of his and his band mates tenure as Dylan's backing group and their development into a formidable original musical outfit in their own right.
The Testimony album will be released on the same day as the just-announced deluxe audio and video packages celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz.
Here is the Testimony track list:
"Testimony (Unity Mix)" -- Robbie Robertson "Bessie Smith" -- The Band "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" -- Bob Dylan "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Live at The Academy of Music, 1971) -- The Band "He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart)" -- Levon & The Hawks "Somewhere Down the Crazy River" -- Robbie Robertson "Life Is a Carnival" (Live at The Academy of Music, 1971) -- The Band "It Makes No Difference" -- The Band "The Weight" (Live at The Academy of Music, 1971) -- The Band "Out of the Blue" -- The Band "I'm Gonna Play the Honky Tonks" -- Levon & The Hawks "Obviously 5 Believers" -- Bob Dylan "Soap Box Preacher" -- Robbie Robertson "Twilight (Song Sketch)" -- The Band "Come Love" -- Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks "When the Night Was Young" -- Robbie Robertson "The Shape I'm In" (Live at The Academy of Music, 1971) -- The Band "Unbound" -- Robbie Robertson
Courtesy of TeespringAre you ready for some music-themed football T-shirts? The NFL has teamed up with online custom-apparel retailer Teespring.com on a new line of limited-edition T-shirts that combine a football team's logo with a design created or inspired by a music artist that hails from the team's city.
Among the artists represented on the T-shirts are ZZ Top, KISS, late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia and Tedeschi Trucks Band. ZZ Top is paired with the Houston Texans, KISS with the New York Jets, Garcia with the San Francisco 49ers and Tedeschi Trucks Band with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The collaboration is called #MyTeamMyCity, and the shirts are on sale now until October 13 at Teespring.com for $25 apiece. Billboard reports that the artists will receive a cut of each sale, with some choosing to donate the profits to charitable causes.
"We want to give all NFL fans -- including those who are musicians and entertainers -- the opportunity to express their team pride creatively," says Teespring CEO Walker Williams of the T-shirt line. "By collaborating with the NFL and top music artists we're innovating in officially licensed apparel and helping fans engage with their teams and local communities in a new way."
Courtesy of Experience Hendrix LLCDetails have been announced for the 2017 installment of the Experience Hendrix Tour, which is scheduled to kick off on February 17 in Portland, Oregon, and is plotted out through a March 26 show in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The U.S. trek, which features features a variety of respected musicians celebrating the music and legacy of the late Jimi Hendrix, will visit nearly 30 cities in the West and Midwest.
As has become tradition, this year's lineup will be anchored by former Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox. The latest edition of the tour also will feature blues legend Buddy Guy, Black Label Society frontman and ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa, Keb' Mo' and Beth Hart, among others.
Guy, who was a personal friend of Hendrix, says of the influential musician, "He was so creative, especially everything he did with the special effects. He took it all to this other place, and he could really play. He was one of a kind."
Fans purchasing a pair of tickets to select Experience Hendrix Tour dates will receive a free CD copy of the new archival album Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69. The record, which will be released this Friday, September 30, captures a concert Hendrix and his backing group the Band of Gypsys played at the historic New York City venue.
Here are all of the confirmed dates for the 2017 edition of the tour:
2/17 -- Portland, OR, Schnitzer Hall 2/18 -- Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Theater 2/19 -- Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater 2/20 -- Eugene, OR, Hult Center 2/22 -- Davis, CA, Mondavi Center 2/23 -- Santa Rosa, CA, Luther Burbank Center 2/24 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theater 2/25 -- Reno, NV, Silver Legacy Casino 2/28 -- Mesa, AZ, Ikeda Theater 3/1 -- Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern 3/3 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Casino 3/4 -- Valley Center, CA, Harrahs Events Center 3/6 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Eccles Theatre 3/7 -- Denver, CO, Paramount Theater 3/9 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre 3/10 -- Jackson, MS, Thalia Mara Hall 3/11 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center 3/12 -- San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theater 3/15 -- New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theater 3/16 -- Memphis, TN, Orpheum Theater 3/17 -- Tulsa, OK, Hard Rock Casino 3/18 -- St. Louis, MO, Peabody Opera House 3/19 -- Louisville, KY, The Palace Theater 3/21 -- Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theater 3/22 -- Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre 3/23 -- Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre 3/25 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre 3/26 -- Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino
Andrew Lipovsky/NBCJimmy Fallon welcomed Sting to The Tonight Show Wednesday, where they discussed his first rock album in 13 years, 57th & 9th, coming out November 11. Fallon also put Sting's vocal chops to use in a comedy bit called "First Textual Experience."
The segment usually features Jimmy and one of his guests reading embarrassing first text exchanges between guys and girls in a romantic setting, but with Sting in the house, Fallon thought they try singing them instead.
Earlier, the 64-year-old rocker explained the title of his new collection, 57th & 9th, which is a nod to an intersection the New York City resident passed every day while walking to the recording studio.
"I live on the Upper West Side and the studios I use are in Hell's Kitchen," he explained. "And every day I'd stop at this intersection, because the traffic's busy. So, it was a little way of reminding myself that I live in New York and I love the city."
Sting, who continues to draw huge audiences, recalled playing a show in Poughkeepsie, New York during the early days of his former band, The Police, in which they played for just three people. That didn't seem to make any difference to him and his partners Andy Summers and Stuart Copeland.
"They were in different parts of the theater...I said, 'Guys, just come down to the front.' and I introduced them to each other and the band, and we did our show and got five encores."
Sting and his band closed the show with a performance of "I Can't Stop Thinking About You," from the new album.
Roberto Panucci/Corbis via Getty ImagesBenedictCumberbatch had the opportunity to join a music legend on stage Wednesday.
The Doctor Strange star helped out David Gilmour during the former Pink Floyd member's concert at the famed Royal Albert Hall in London, singing part of "Comfortably Numb," off the Pink Floyd album The Wall.
Credit: Jay BlakesbergNeil Young launches a series of fall U.S. concerts this Friday and Saturday with shows in Telluride, Colorado, marking the first time he's ever played in the city. The folk-rock legend will be accompanied at the gigs by Promise of the Real, the young rock group fronted by Willie Nelson's son Lukas that's served as Neil's backing band since 2015.
Young tells ABC Radio that he and Promise of the Real love performing together, and he says that it's the most versatile backing band he's ever had.
"They know more of my songs than…all the other bands combined…and can play more variety with authority and no fear," declares Neil. "They can play songs from…any album I've ever made with just as much sincerity and technical expertise as anybody I've ever played with, and yet they can also play the songs that I did with Crazy Horse in a way that is not an imitation of Crazy Horse."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer adds that another aspect he loves about of the band is its openness to improvisation.
"[They're] exploratory, ready to go anywhere, ready to do anything, instantly," says Young. "So it's very refreshing and fulfilling to play with them."
Young's fall itinerary also includes October 22 and 23 appearances at his annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, California, and October 8 and 15 performances at the star-packed Desert Trip festival in Indio, California.
At Desert Trip, Young and Promise for the Real will be opening for Paul McCartney. Asked whether he and the ex-Beatles star might hit the stage together during the shows, Neil says he isn't sure.
"We've done things together [occasionally]," he tells ABC Radio, "so we'll see what happens."
Here are all of Young's upcoming concert appearances with Promise of the Real:
9/30 -- Telluride, CO, Town Park 10/1 -- Telluride, CO, Town Park 10/3 -- Boise, ID, Idaho Botanical Garden 10/4 -- Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre 10/6 -- Tucson, AZ, Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater 10/8 -- Indio, CA, Desert Trip - Empire Polo Club 10/12 -- Pomona, CA, Fox Theater Pomona 10/13 -- Pomona, CA, Fox Theater Pomona 10/15 -- Indio, CA, Desert Trip - Empire Polo Club 10/22 -- Mountain View, CA, Bridge School Benefit - Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/23 -- Mountain View, CA, Bridge School Benefit - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Courtesy of Walden Woods ProjectThe Eagles' Don Henley was in Concord, Massachusetts, on Tuesday to participate in the opening ceremony for a new Visitor Center at Walden Pond, the historic nature sanctuary immortalized by 19th century writer/philosopher Henry David Thoreau.
The center is an environmentally sustainable facility that will host informative exhibits for the half-million people who visit Walden Pond annually.
Henley is the founder of the Walden Woods Project, a conservation group that helps protect and preserve the land surrounding Walden Pond. At the ceremony, a new partnership between the project and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation was announced that will support the stewardship of Walden Pond.
Henley said in a statement that the collaboration also will "keep Thoreau's legacy alive for future generations." He explained that visitors to the new center will get to interact with interpretive exhibits; will be introduced to Thoreau's philosophy, which invites people "to consider what constitutes good citizenship and leading a purposeful life"; and will be offered "avenues to reflect on some of the most compelling issues of our time."
Joining Henley at the ceremony were a number of Massachusetts officials, including State Senator Michael Barrett, State Representative Cory Atkins, and Leo P. Roy, commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
In other news, Henley recently commented in an interview with the Montreal Gazette that he might one day consider an Eagles reunion if Glenn Frey's son, Deacon, would be agreeable to filling in for his late dad.
"Glenn has a son who can sing and play quite well. And one of the only things that would make sense to me is if it were his son," Henley told the newspaper. "But there have been no discussions along those lines, and we're still going through the healing process."
RhinoThis November marks the 40th anniversary of The Band's star-studded farewell concert, The Last Waltz, and to commemorate the milestone, four special releases featuring audio and video footage from the show will hit stores soon.
A four-CD/Blu-ray Deluxe Edition package, a six-LP Deluxe Edition Vinyl collection and a two-CD set will be released on November 11, while a four-CD/two-Blu-ray Collector's Edition will arrive on December 9.
The Last Waltz concert took place on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom. The show marked the final live performance of The Band's original lineup -- Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson -- and featured an astounding lineup of guest musicians, including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Ronnie Wood and Ringo Starr. The event was filmed for a famous 1978 concert film and documentary that was directed by Martin Scorsese.
The Last Waltz's Deluxe Edition will feature a remastered version of the original two-disc soundtrack, bonus audio outtakes and rehearsal performances and a Blu-ray containing the film. The deluxe vinyl package will include six 180-gram LPs featuring the remastered soundtrack and the bonus audio content. The two-CD collection simply will feature the remastered soundtrack.
The Collector's Edition contains the same CDs and Blu-ray disc featured in the Deluxe Edition, plus an extra Blu-ray that includes a rare 1990s interview with Scorsese and Robertson, a photo gallery and 5.1 audio mix of the Last Waltz soundtrack. It also boasts a 300-page book featuring a a replica of the director's Last Waltz shooting script, previously unseen photos, set sketches and a Scorsese-penned foreword and more.
Check out the track list of The Last Waltz's 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition at Rhino.com.
Legacy RecordingsDavid Bowie may be gone, but his legacy will live on, thanks to his music. And now, a new Bowie compilation titled Legacy, gathering the influential singer's best-loved singles, will be released on November 11 as a single CD and a two-CD set.
The single-CD anthology features 20 tracks, spanning from Bowie's first hit single, "A Space Oddity," through 2016's "Lazarus," from his final studio album, Blackstar. The two-CD edition of Legacy delves deeper into David's catalog, with a total of 40 songs.
Both versions of Legacy feature a previously unreleased mix of Bowie's 1971 single "Life on Mars?" that was created this year by the tune's original producer, Ken Scott. Other well-known songs on the compilations include "Let's Dance," "Changes," "Ziggy Stardust," "Rebel Rebel," "Young Americans," "Modern Love," "Fame," "Heroes," and Bowie's classic collaboration with Queen, "Under Pressure."
In addition, a two-LP vinyl edition of Legacy, featuring most of the same 20 tracks that appear on the single-CD version, will be released January 7, 2017.
Here's the track listing for the single-CD version of Legacy:
"Let's Dance" (single version) "Ashes to Ashes" (single version) "Under Pressure -- Queen & David Bowie "Life on Mars?" (2016 mix) "Changes" "The Man Who Sold the World" "Space Oddity" "Starman" (original single mix) "Ziggy Stardust" "The Jean Genie" (original single mix) "Rebel Rebel" "Young Americans" (original single edit) "Golden Years" (single version) "Modern Love" (single version) "China Girl" (single version) "Fame" "Sound and Vision" "'Heroes'" (single version) "Where Are We Now?" "Lazarus" (radio edit)
And here's the two-CD edition's track listing:
CD 1 "Space Oddity" "The Man Who Sold the World" "Changes" "Oh! You Pretty Things" "Life on Mars?" (2016 mix) "Starman" (original single mix) "Ziggy Stardust" "Moonage Daydream" "The Jean Genie" (original single mix) "All the Young Dudes" "Drive-In Saturday" "Sorrow" "Rebel Rebel" "Young Americans" (original single edit) "Fame" "Golden Years" (single version) "Sound and Vision" "'Heroes'" (single version) "Boys Keep Swinging" "Fashion" (single version) "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)
CD 2 "Under Pressure -- Queen & David Bowie "Let's Dance" (single version) "China Girl" (single version) "Modern Love" (single version) "Blue Jean" "This Is Not America" -- with The Pat Metheny Group "Dancing in the Street" -- David Bowie & Mick Jagger "Absolute Beginners" (edit) "Jump They Say" (radio edit) "Hallo Spaceboy" (PSB Remix) -- with The Pet Shop Boys "Little Wonder" (edit) "I'm Afraid of Americans" (Version 1) (clean edit) "Thursday's Child" (radio edit) "Slow Burn" (radio edit) "Everyone Says 'Hi'" (edit) "New Killer Star" (radio edit) "Where Are We Now?" "Lazarus" (radio edit) "I Can't Give Everything Away" (radio edit)
Credit: Neal PrestonTom Petty has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and next he'll receive another prestigious honor, when he's recognized as the MusiCares Person of the Year. The veteran rocker will be celebrated at a gala event in Los Angeles Friday, February 10, two days before the 59th annual Grammy Awards are held at L.A.'s STAPLES Center.
Petty will be recognized for his musical accomplishments -- including his work with his band The Heartbreakers and as a solo artist -- as well as his strong support for artists' rights and his charitable endeavors, which often have focused on aiding the homeless community in the L.A. area.
"I am so very pleased to be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year," says Petty in a statement. "I have so much respect for this organization, which really does care about the people in our industry. I myself know many people who MusiCares has aided in desperate situations."
The 27th annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala will feature a star-studded tribute concert saluting Petty, along with a reception, dinner, silent auction and award presentation. The event will benefit the MusiCares Foundation, which provides medical, financial and personal assistance to musicians in need.
Neil Portnow, the president and CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares Foundation, says of Petty, "Tom burst into our musical consciousness and never let go. His brand of rock and roll benefits from a celebratory rebelliousness, infectious rhythms, and unforgettable lyrics that are incised in our imaginations. His artistic talents coupled with his quiet philanthropy make him a great MusiCares Person of the Year honoree."
Credit: Rick DiamondStyx has enjoyed a long relationship with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the veteran rockers will continue that partnership this Sunday, October 2, when they perform the national anthem prior at the NFL team's home game versus the Kansas City Chiefs. The game, which will take place at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, will be televised live on NBC's Sunday Night Football starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.
In addition, Styx has dedicated its concert at Benedum Theatre in Pittsburgh this Saturday to retired Steelers linebacker Kevin Greene, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month. Greene, who plans to attend the Styx show, will be presented with his Hall of Fame ring during a halftime ceremony at the Steelers game on Sunday.
Styx's association with the Steelers dates back more than a decade, when the team adopted the band's classic tune "Renegade" as its unofficial theme song. Since then, the group has played the national anthem numerous time at Steelers games.
Founding Styx guitarist James "JY" Young recalls that he and his band mates first met Greene in 2001 when the group performed at the Super Bowl.
"We were impressed with Kevin's football career as well as the fact that he is a huge STYX fan from Southern Illinois," says Young. "We're profoundly honored to be a part of the Pittsburgh tradition of celebrating their Hall of Fame inductees, especially this time as Kevin is being inducted. He's a great guy, friend and football player."
Styx has about 20 dates left on its 2016 tour itinerary and, as previously reported, the band will team up with ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder this January for a five-date Las Vegas engagement at the Venetian hotel and casino.