Day: May 15, 2014
The Who in 1985 (Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)Drummer Kenney Jones will reunite with his former Who band mates Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey at a special U.K. charity event next month that will raise money for the fight against prostate cancer. Townshend and Daltrey are part of a lineup of well-known musicians that will hit the stage with Jones during the Rock ‘n’ Horsepower benefit, which will take place June 14 at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Surrey, England.
Other famous artists on the bill include Jeff Beck, Simply Red singer Mick …read more
Photo: MJ KimThis won’t come as a shock to anybody, but Paul McCartney is the richest musician in the U.K.
That’s according to The Sunday Times‘ latest annual Rich List, which reports that the ex-Beatles star and his wife, heiress Nancy Shevell, are worth an astonishing 710 million pounds — that’s 1.19 billion dollars.
Sir Paul and his spouse finished fourth overall on the newspaper’s tally, which ranks the wealthiest people or bands involved in the U.K. music business. The next famous music artist on the list is U2, who landed is sixth place and …read more
Eagle Rock EntertainmentElton John‘s Million Dollar Piano residency has been running off and on in Las Vegas since 2011, now it could be running in your living room.
July 1 will see the release of Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano on DVD and Blu-ray disc. The video was filmed last year, over multiple nights, at Elton’s residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. It features 19 songs, among them classics like “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Your Song,” and “Philadelphia Freedom.” In addition, the DVD includes a bonus feature called “The Making of the Million …read more
Myrna SuarezBilly Joel‘s in a “New York State of Mind,” literally: he’s featured in a summer ad campaign designed to boost tourism in the Empire State.
Billy’s voice is heard in a 30-second second video spot for the campaign, called “”I Love NY Summer Tourism.” He says of his home state, “New York is my home — there’s no place like it in the world.” He adds that his favorite place is Long Island — the area he hails from, and where he still lives — describing it as “an endless …read more
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