Day: June 27, 2014
Universal MusicEric Clapton fans who want to see the guitar legend perform live may only have a short time left to do so. In a new interview with the U.K. magazine Uncut, Clapton says he’s considering retiring from the road when he turns 70, which would be March 30, 2015.
Slowhand notes in the article that his late friend and collaborator JJ Cale used to say, “When I turn 70 I’m unofficially retired,” and Eric points out that he intends to follow suit, adding, “I think what I’ll allow myself to do, within reason, …read more
Image Courtesy Epic RecordsJudas Priest will tour in support of their new album, Redeemer of Souls. The band will kick things off October 1 in Rochester, New York. As of now, the outing is scheduled to wrap on November 18 in Salt Lake City, but an official source says there will be “more dates to follow shortly.” Steel Panther is billed as a “special guest” on select dates.
Redeemer of Souls will hit digital and bricks-and-mortar outlets on July 8.
More info’s available at JudasPriest.com. Here are the tour dates:
10/1 — Rochester, NY, Main Street Armory
10/3 …read more
ABC/Fred LeeSting teamed up with superstar electronic dance music deejay and producer Afrojack to perform as part of the Summer Concert Series on Friday’s Good Morning America. After performing their single, “Catch Tomorrow,” Sting told ABC’s Robin Roberts why he collaborated with the Dutch deejay.
“Afrojack makes great music but makes people happy all over the world, thousands and thousands of people. You can’t argue with that,” the 16-time Grammy Award winner said.
How did the two come to work together? Afrojack, born Nick van de Wall, tells ABC News Radio that after he and his collaborators …read more
Atlantic RecordsWith the impending release of the archival Crosby Stills, Nash & Young box set CSNY 1974, focusing on the quartet’s reunion tour of that year, Graham Nash has revealed that he’s considering another project that should enthrall fans. The singer/songwriter tells Rolling Stone he’s “toying with the idea of” putting together an expanded version of CSNY’s 1970 debut studio effort, Déjà Vu.
“When we made the album we were restricted by the technicalities of how many minutes you can get onto a side of vinyl without having to compress everything,” he …read more
MARQUETTE, MI – 6/27/2014 –With only the banquet left to go tonight, the kids have done everything they can to prepare for a fun and exciting game at the Superior Dome tomorrow! With the game starting at 3pm, be sure to catch all of the pre-game action with Carl Leander Johnson, Mike Plourde, and Bob […]
Courtesy Peter Criss/10000HotDogs.com (inset)From the Catman to hot dogs: such is the journey of former KISS drummer Peter Criss, who’s just been named an “honorary chairman of 10,000 hot dogs” by a food bank close to his home in New Jersey.
The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties has partnered with Sabrett Hot Dogs for the fundraising campaign, which aims to end hunger in that part of New Jersey. A $5 donation at 10000HotDogs.com or by texting “hotdog” to 41444 will help FoodBank deliver 15 meals to those in need this summer. Sabrett has also pledged to donate …read more
WRUP and Great Lakes Radio are going to be busy this summer. Here are a couple dates that you shouldn’t miss. July 1– Register for our Sizzlin’ Summer Sweepstakes until July 1st! Enter here for your chance to win a portable sauna from Superior Stoves and Fireplaces. July 4 – Are you coming to the […]
Image courtesy Eagle Rock EntertainmentMick Jagger‘s upcoming TV project is becoming a family affair. The Rolling Stones frontman’s oldest son, James Jagger, is joining the cast of an upcoming HBO series Mick is executive producing along with movie director Martin Scorsese.
HBO reports that the younger Jagger will play Kip Stevens, the lead singer of a fictional early punk band named The Nasty Bits, in the as-yet untitled drama, which is set in the sex-and-drugs-fueled record business of 1970s New York as punk and disco are emerging.
Also joining the cast is comedian/actor Andrew Dice Clay, who …read more
Yep Roc Music GroupIan McLagan may be best known as the keyboardist for the Faces and Small Faces, but for years the British rocker has been putting out his own albums with accompaniment from his longtime backing group The Bump Band. The latest offering from the 69-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is United States, which was released last week.
McLagan, who settled in Austin, Texas, about 20 years ago, says that despite its title, the album is “not really about America.” He tells ABC News Radio, “United States is about relationships… it’s …read more