Day: May 13, 2014
The NFL draft has come and gone. Now all that we football fans have will be snippets of mini-camps and what not until the preseason starts in August. However, as a Packers fan, there is much to be excited about going into the 2014 season. The Packers drafted well, filling some needs they’ve had not […]
Robert KnightJourney guitarist and founding member Neal Schon has unveiled a second video from his upcoming solo album SO U. Fans can go to USAToday.com to check out the clip for “Love Finds a Way.” This follows the video for “Exotica,” which was posted a few days back on VintageGuitar.com.
As reported earlier, SO U will be released on May 19 and is currently available for pre-order at Amazon, iTunes and the official Journey website. Schon is joined on the album by Journey drummer Deen Castronovo as well as bassist Marco Mendova, who has …read more
Michael Tran/FilmMagicJoan Jett has settled a lawsuit she brought against fashion and accessory retailer Hot Topic.
On Monday, a federal judge approved a joint motion filed by Jett and her Blackheart Records Group and Hot Topic dismissing the suit, Law360.com reports.
Last year Jett filed trademark infringement and false advertising claims against Hot Topic over that company’s Blackheart lingerie line. Hot Topic had been purchasing products from Jett and Blackheart and were in negotiations over an exclusive merchandising deal but when those talks fell apart the retailer went ahead with its …read more
Danny ClinchGregg Allman has agreed to drop his lawsuit against the producers of Midnight Rider, the film based on his life.
WSAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia reports that on Tuesday morning, Allman’s lawyers filed a motion in Chatham County Superior Court seeking to have the case dismissed, after attorneys for both sides worked late into the night Monday to come to an agreement.
Terms of any agreement were not released and the producers had no comment when asked about the deal by Variety.
Allman filed suit against the producers earlier this month after he asked them …read more
Bob Dylan isn’t known as a crooner, but that hasn’t stopped the legendary singer/songwriter from releasing a cover of Frank Sinatra‘s 1946 single “Full Moon and Empty Arms,” which is apparently is the first song from a brand-new Dylan album.
Dylan posted the track to his official website on Tuesday, together with what appears to be cover art for an album entitled Shadows in the Night.
Chicago Records IITalk about longevity. Chicago will release their 36th studio album, “Now” Chicago XXXVI, on July 8. The 11-song collection, which features more of the band’s signature rock-with horns sound, was written during the veteran outfit’s non-stop touring schedule.
“People have become fed up with all of the robotic programmed junk and they come to our shows to hear and witness the real thing — gifted veteran musicians with serious chops — no smoke and mirrors or lip-syncing. Wow, what a concept,” says band member James Pankow.
Produced by Chicago founding members Pankow, …read more
Columbia RecordsThe past and present of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be celebrated with a massive Memorial Day concert marathon on AXS TV.
Fifteen hours of iconic music from nine of the Hall of Fame’s most influential inductees — including The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, KISS, AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin — will air beginning at 1 p.m. ET May 26, including an airing of Zeppelin’s Celebration Day, which chronicles the band’s 2007 reunion performance.
The day will kick off with the film documenting the MusiCares Person of the Year 2013 event …read more
Lester Cohen/WireImageOzzy Osbourne was honored Monday night by the MusiCares organization for what it says is the rocker’s “commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process.”
Ozzy was presented with the group’s Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the 10th annual MusicCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
Joe Walsh presented Ozzy with the award. In his presentation, Walsh described himself as a “fellow traveler down the long road of sobriety.”
In his acceptance speech, Ozzy expressed gratitude for the honor and told the audience that when he first learned …read more
Douglas Gorenstein/NBCNeil Young and Jack White appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night. They promoted their recent collaboration, the new Neil Young album A Letter Home, with Young performing one of its tracks. He did so in the same 1947 Voice-o-Graph recording booth, belonging to White, in which he recorded his album.
White, who co-produced A Letter Home, said the two got together last year at Record Store Day, when he debuted the booth at his Third Man Records store in Nashville. Neil recalled that he overheard someone covering one …read more
Something Music/MRIOn his brand-new album, Future’s Past, Dave Mason puts a fresh spin on some of the classic songs he recorded with his old band Traffic and as a solo artist. The nine-track collection, which gets its official release today, features updated versions of Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and “You Can All Join In” and such solo gems as “Sad and Deep as You” and “World in Changes.”
Mason tells ABC News Radio that the album’s title reflects the concept of the project, “’cause I’m revisiting some of my past songs, but some …read more