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.
A new vinyl box set featuring replicas of 13 seven-inch singles that Van Halen's original lineup issued in Japan will be released November 1. The Japanese Singles 1978-1984 will be available in standard black vinyl and limited-edition red vinyl.
Only 750 copies of the red-vinyl box set are being produced. You can pre-order the set now exclusively at Rhino.com.
The 13-disc, 26-track collection features a variety of classic tunes that the rock legends released during frontman David Lee Roth's first tenure with the group, including "You Really Got Me," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "Runnin' with the Devil," "Jamie's Cryin'," "Dance the Night Away," "And the Cradle Will Rock," "Unchained," "So This Is Love?," "(Oh) Pretty Woman," "Dancing in the Street," "Jump," "I'll Wait," "Panama," and "Hot for Teacher."
The tracks come from Van Halen's first six studio albums: the band's self-titled 1978 debut, 1979's Van Halen II, 1980's Women and Children First, 1981's Fair Warning, 1982's Diver Down, and 1984's 1984. The band's classic lineup also featured guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony.
All of the songs appearing in the box set are the original album versions with the exception of three tracks -- "Hot for Teacher," which is a single edit released exclusively in Japan, and "(Oh) Pretty Woman" and "I'll Wait," which are the general single-edit versions.
Each single comes in a sleeve that boasts a reproduction of the original artwork. The discs are housed in a cigarette-style box.
Here's the full track list of The Japanese Singles 1978-1984 box set:
Disc One A. "You Really Got Me" B. "Atomic Punk"
Disc Two A. "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" B. "Runnin' with the Devil"
Disc Three A. "On Fire" B. "Jamie's Cryin'"
Disc Four A. "Dance the Night Away" B. "Spanish Fly"
Disc Five A. "Somebody Get Me Doctor" B. "Women In Love"
Disc Six A. "And the Cradle Will Rock" B. "Could This Be Magic?"
Disc Seven A. "Unchained" B. "So This Is Love?"
Disc Eight A. "(Oh) Pretty Woman" B. "Happy Trails"
Disc Nine A. "Dancing in the Street" B. "The Full Bug"
If you're a fan of The Who, here's some great news to wake up to. We've not only got a new studio album on the way -- the band's first in 13 years -- but also a U.K. tour to back it up.
The album first. Titled, simply, WHO, it's due out November 22 and boasts 11 tracks. One of them, "Ball and Chain," dropped Friday morning -- an unabashed, hard-rocking political statement, with Roger Daltrey singing over Pete Townshend's driving guitar, "Down in Guantanamo/We still got the ball and chain/There's a long road to travel/For justice to make its claim." It's one of two songs from the album, along with "Hero Ground Zero," that The Who has been playing on it's current North American tour.
WHO is available to order now from all the usual outlets, as well as the band's official store. Order from the latter and you'll have your choice of a vinyl bundle featuring extra tracks; a cassette tape; and a "completist's set" featuring the vinyl offering, the cassette, and a CD.
"I think we've made our best album since Quadrophenia in 1973," says Daltrey in a statement. "Pete hasn't lost it, he’s still a fabulous songwriter, and he’s still got that cutting edge.”
Adds, Townshend, "This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions. There is no theme, no concept, no story, just a set of songs that I (and my brother Simon) wrote to give Roger Daltrey some inspiration, challenges and scope for his newly revived singing voice."
As for the U.K. tour, it'll kick off March 16 of next year in Manchester, England, and run for a total of 10 dates through an April 8 show at London's Wembley Arena. Unfortunately, no dates outside of the U.K. and Ireland so far. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 20 -- check out The Who's official website for details. The band winds down its 2019 North American on October 24 in Los Angeles.
Here's the WHO track list:
"All This Music Must Fade" "Ball and Chain" "I Don't Wanna Get Wise" "Detour" "Beads on One String" "Hero Ground Zero" "Street Song" "I'll Be Back" "Break the News" "Rockin' in Rage" "She Rocked My World"
earMUSICAlice Cooper's new musical homage to his former hometown of Detroit, The Breadcrumbs EP, was released today. The six-track collection features guest appearances by notable Motor City musicians like ex-Grand Funk Railroad singer/guitarist Mark Farner, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels drummer Johnny "Bee" Badanjek and Dirtbombs frontman Mick Collins.
Breadcrumbs includes covers of "East Side Story," by Bob Seger's early band The Last Heard, as well as The MC5's "Sister Anne," Suzi Quatro's "Your Mama Won't Like Me," and a track combining the Detroit Wheels hit "Devil with a Blue Dress On" and "Chains of Love," a 1967 tune by local soul singer J.J. Barnes that The Dirtbombs also recorded.
In addition, the EP features an updated version of the 2003 Cooper tune "Detroit City," and a brand-new original song called "Go Man Go."
Cooper premiered a lyric video for "Detroit City 2020" on Thursday. The gritty tune celebrates Detroit and its musical legacy, name-checking such artists as Seger, Iggy Pop, The MC5, Ted Nugent, Quatro and newer Motor City acts such as Kid Rock, Eminem and Insane Clown Posse.
Explaining what inspired him to record the EP, Cooper tells Billboard, "[Y]ou take the bottom of all [my] songs and they're all guitar-driven rock 'n' roll songs, which is what I associate as the Detroit sound. I wanted to use all Detroit players and songs either about Detroit or written by [Detroit musicians]."
Alice says the EP gives fans a preview of the sound of his upcoming studio album, which is due out next year.
The Breadcrumbs EP is available digitally and as a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl disc.
An upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads will focus on Sheryl Crow's new collaborative album, Threads, and will feature Crow teaming up with some of the guest stars that appear on the record, including Joe Walsh and Bonnie Raitt.
CMT Crossroads: Sheryl Crow and Friends premieres September 27 at 10 p.m. ET on CMT, and features the singer/songwriter performing selections from Threads with the artists who recorded the songs with her.
Besides Walsh and Raitt, the show also will include Crow duetting with Emmylou Harris, contemporary country star Chris Stapleton, Americana singer/songwriter Jason Isbell and alt-pop act Lucius.
In addition, the hour-long program will feature interview segments shot at a number of historic locations in Nashville. This will mark Crow's and Harris' third appearance on a CMT Crossroads episode, while Walsh and Raitt will be featured on the show for a second time.
You can watch a video Crow and Stapleton performing their Threads collaboration "Tell Me When It's Over" on YouTube now.
Here are some of the other Threads tracks that will be included on Crow's Crossroads episode:
"Still the Good Old Days" -- featuring Joe Walsh "Live Wire" -- featuring Bonnie Raitt "Everything Is Broken" -- featuring Jason Isbell "Nobody's Perfect" -- featuring Emmylou Harris "Don't" -- featuring Lucius
A&MBillboard's Dance Club Songs chart is in the midst of an '80s invasion. Whitney Houston's remix of Steve Winwood's 1986 hit "Higher Love" recently topped that chart, and now Stinghas reached #1 with a remix of his 1985 hit "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free."
The updated track was created by noted producer Dave Audé for Sting's latest album, My Songs, which features remixes and re-recordings of the former Police frontman's back catalog.
Audé told Billboard that, of the six songs he produced on the album, "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" is "the only one that I totally flipped on its head, and the result is pure dancefloor magic."
This is Sting's fourth #1 hit on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, following 2003's "Send Your Love," 2004's "Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)" and a 2016 version of "Stolen Car" recorded with Mylene Farmer.
Sting's Las Vegas residency, also called My Songs, will debut on May 22, 2020, at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
William Snyder/TrinifoldOne day after The Who teased that "exciting news [was] coming soon" via a post on the band's official website and social media pages, they've revealed when that news will be announced.
Today, the British rock legends posted a new announcement on their socials that reads, simply, "Tomorrow. 8AM BST" -- that's 3 a.m. ET. The news is expected to be the details of The Who's new studio album.
Attached to new post is a video montage like the one the band debuted on Wednesday, which features all of the covers of The Who's studio albums -- along with the image of a question mark that's believed to be the cover of the forthcoming album.
The updated video also includes the time of the band's impending announcement, "FRIDAY 13TH 08:00 BST." It's set to some instrumental music that's apparently from one of the group's new tunes.
As previously reported, Who guitarist Pete Townshend announced at the band's September 1 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden that their new album will be released around the middle of November and will include 11 or 12 songs.
During the current trek, the band has been playing two songs from the forthcoming record: "Hero Ground Zero" and another that will either be called "Ball and Chain" or "Big Cigars."
ABC/Randy HolmesSlash has premiered a new clip from his upcoming Living the Dream Tour concert film, recorded with his backing band, Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators.
The latest video captures Slash and company's performance of the song "The Call of the Wild." You can watch it now streaming on YouTube.
Living the Dream Tour was filmed earlier this year at the Hammersmith Apollo in London during Slash and the Conspirators' worldwide tour in support of the group's latest album, 2018's Living the Dream. It'll be released September 20.
In other Slash news, the iconic Guns N' Roses guitarist is teaming up with Gibson to release a new signature guitar. The Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck will be available at select Gibson dealers on October 1.
BMGLast month, John Fogerty announced plans to put out a new live album featuring performances from a recent concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Now, we've got official details about the release.
The album is titled John Fogerty -- 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks, and the previously reported October 25 release date has been changed to November 8. The collection, which will be available on CD and digitally, was recorded on June 20, 2019, and boasts performances of 17 songs from the ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman's show at the famous Denver-area venue.
The set focuses almost exclusively on the CCR tunes and solo material Fogerty played at the show, which was part of John's ongoing My 50 Year Trip tour. Among the backing musicians joining Fogerty at the event were his sons Shane and Tyler.
"I've played Red Rocks a number of times over the years and it's always magical," Fogerty says, "but this time, to play with both of my sons on this amazing stage, will certainly go down as one of the major highlights of my life."
In addition to the album, a concert film documenting the Red Rocks show will be screened in theaters across the U.S. for one day only: Monday, November 11.
The movie will include footage of the entire two-and-a-half-hour concert -- including Fogerty's live covers of some classic songs from the late 1960s, like The Who's "My Generation" and The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends." Those covers aren't on the album.
John's tour continues this Friday, September 13, with a performance in Telluride, Colorado.
Here's the 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks CD track listing:
"Born on the Bayou" "Green River" "Lookin' Out My Back Door" "Susie Q" "Who'll Stop the Rain" "Hey Tonight" "Up Around the Bend" "Rock and Roll Girls" "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" "Long as I Can See the Light" "Run Through the Jungle" "Keep On Chooglin'" "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" "Down on the Corner" "Centerfield" "The Old Man Down the Road" "Fortunate Son" "Bad Moon Rising" "Proud Mary"
R.E.M./Mercy CorpsR.E.M. has debuted a previously unreleased song called "Fascinating."
The track will benefit relief efforts by Mercy Corps to help the Bahamas recover from the damage left by Hurricane Dorian.
"Fascinating" was first recorded for the 2001 album Reveal, but was eventually cut from the final project, despite being frontman Michael Stipe's favorite song from the sessions. They recorded it again in 2004 at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas for Around the Sun, but it didn't make it onto that album either. That 2004 take on the song is the version R.E.M. is releasing now.
"I have been fortunate to spend many weeks working and playing in the Bahamas, making friends and lots of music there," says bassist Mike Mills. "It breaks my heart to see the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian. Please help us and Mercy Corps do what we can to alleviate the suffering caused by this catastrophe."
You can download "Fascinating" now via R.E.M.'s Bandcamp page.
Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman from Paramount PicturesBack in the '70s and '80s, it seemed like every day was Halloween for Elton John, who sported one outrageous outfit after another. So it's no wonder that this Halloween, a lot of people want to dress up as the Rocket Man.
Pinterest has published a list of its most popular Halloween-related searches on its platform between July of 2018 and July of 2019, and found that among people who are planning on going to Halloween parties alone -- as opposed to with a group of friends or with a significant other -- searches for Elton costumes were up 442%.
The reason, specifically, is the Elton biopic Rocketman, which is a showcase for any number of classic Elton looks, like his sequined Dodgers baseball uniform, or a shiny gold feather-festooned jacket.
Of note, searches for costumes of a similarly flamboyant British rock star who was the subject of a biopic -- Freddie Mercury -- are up 145%.
Pinterest also found that Stranger Things costumes are very hot this year, as are costumes based on The Powerpuff Girls, Toy Story, The Lion King, Aladdin and other popular movies.
Credit: Deborah AndersonFounding Yes frontman Jon Anderson has announced plans to release an autobiography titled Survival and Other Stories.
Anderson says the book will be published "in the near future," although the release date is still "to be determined." The memoir shares its title with a solo album Jon put out in 2011.
The 74-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has given fans a preview of the book by posting its first chapter online. The segment includes anecdotes about Anderson's early rock bands and how Yes came together after a friend introduced him to fellow founding member Chris Squire.
"After meeting Chris at the club, him and I were now joined at the hip," Jon recalls. "That first evening back at his flat, we talked, smoked, sang, and played music together, conjuring all sorts of ideas."
"We wrote a few songs that night and planned so many things," he continues. "We were both emotionally hungry to express our thoughts and for many years we were always able to push each other's buttons in so many ways. Our relationship is what kept Yes surviving."
Anderson also shares how Yes, which originally was called Mabel Greer's Toy Shop, got its name.
Jon explains that he wanted the group to have a short, memorable name and he pressed the other members to come up with ideas.
He recalls that after he suggested the moniker Life, Squire offered World, before original guitarist Peter Banks put in his two cents.
"Peter Banks, bless him, said, 'Yes,'" Anderson writes. "'Hold on,' said Chris, 'you mean you like World?' 'Uh, no,' Peter said. 'Just Yes.' The room went silent and then we all said, 'What?' 'Not What!' Pete replied. 'Yes! We call the band Yes.' And that was that."
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, a new documentary that looks at the life and career of the celebrated singer before Parkinson's disease forced her retirement, opened wide in theaters last Friday.
Co-directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the film includes new interviews with Linda Ronstadt and famous friends and collaborators including Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.
"The film really tells the story of her musical journey, which spanned decades," Epstein explains to ABC Radio. "And she conquered rock and folk and country, and then moved on to ballads...standards...opera, Broadway, mariachi."
Friedman notes, "A large part of the story we tell is her venturing into new genres, and her record companies and her management urging her not to do that, telling her it's gonna ruin her career."
Amazingly, these risks usually paid off, as exemplified by the platinum-selling standards albums and traditional Mexican music collection Ronstadt released during the 1980s.
As for what Freidman hopes the film accomplishes, he tells ABC Radio, "I hope viewers will…see a successful pop star who did not care about celebrity or fame or…even success. This was a woman who really cared about art and her music making something beautiful."
The doc includes a dramatic scene showing Ronstadt, her voice in a weakened state, singing a Mexican folk song with family members. Epstein notes that Linda was OK with the segment because she felt it "would be a way to acknowledge that she does have Parkinson's and what her limitations are, but that she is still very engaged and living a full life, and still pursuing all of her passions, which includes music and, most especially, family."
Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett kicks off a new North American tour tonight in North Tonawanda, New York. On the trek, the virtuosic musician and his backing group will play Genesis' entire 1973 album, Selling England by the Pound, as well as songs from his 1979 solo effort, Spectral Mornings, and his latest album, 2019's At the Edge of Light.
As Hackett explains to ABC Radio, he chose to perform Selling England by the Pound because it's his favorite Genesis album. He also says he's proud that John Lennon once revealed that he liked the record, too.
"That's a very happy memory from that time," Steve admits.
Hackett also points out that he's augmenting his performance of Selling England by adding the song "Déjà Vu," which Genesis started recording during sessions for the album, and he later completed and included on his 1997 solo record, Genesis Revisited.
In addition, Steve says he'll be playing most of Spectral Mornings in honor of its 40th anniversary.
"It's a much-loved album by me personally and fans of my early stuff," Hackett tells ABC Radio, adding, "I heard recently that David Bowie liked it, and I've got no way of knowing whether that was true."
Meanwhile, the new trek marks Hackett's first North American outing since releasing At the Edge of Light. Steve says he'll play a few tunes from the record, which he describes as "a rock album [with] a lot of world music sensibility."
He notes that the record includes contributions from 20 musicians hailing from such countries as Azerbaijan, India and Iceland, as well as the U.K. and U.S.
"It's a bit of a United Nations of an album," Hackett says, "and I like that."
Here are all of Steve's North American tour dates:
9/12 -- North Tonawanda, NY, Riviera Theatre 9/13 -- Ithaca, NY, State Theatre 9/15 -- Quebec City, QC, Canada, Grand Theatre de Quebec 9/17 -- Oakville, ON, Canada, Oakville Centre for Performing Arts 9/18 -- Oakville, ON, Canada, Oakville Centre for Performing Arts 9/20 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Danforth Music Hall 9/21 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Place des Arts Threatre Maisonneuve 9/22 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Place des Arts Threatre Maisonneuve 9/24 -- Boston, MA, Wilbur Theatre 9/25 -- New York City, NY, Beacon Theatre 9/26 -- Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield Playhouse 9/27 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre 9/28 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre 10/1 -- Munhall, PA, Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead 10/2 -- Cleveland, OH, Masonic Auditorium 10/3 -- Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live 10/4 -- Milwaukee, WI, The Pabst Theatre 10/5 -- Chicago, IL, Copernicus Center 10/7 -- Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre of Minneapolis 10/10 -- Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre 10/11 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Vogue Theatre 10/12 -- Portland, OR, Revolution Hall 10/16 -- Tucson, AZ, Fox Tucson Theatre 10/17 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren 10/18 -- Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre 10/19 -- Sacramento, CA, Crest Theatre 10/20 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
Credit: Samir HusseinIt looks like The Who are preparing to announce official details about their upcoming studio album. A new post on the rock legends' official website and social media pages promises that "exciting news [is] coming soon," and offers a link where fans can "sign up to be the first to hear."
The post also features a brief video that shows an animated montage of all of The Who's studio album covers, as well as a new image of a question mark that might be the cover of the forthcoming album. The clip is set to some instrumental music we can only assume is from one of the group's new tunes.
The "question mark" graphic also is appearing at the top of TheWho.com in multiple color schemes.
At The Who's September 1 show at New York's Madison Square Garden, which launched the group's current North American tour leg, Pete Townshend announced that the new album will be released around the middle of November and will include 11 or 12 songs.
At its recent concerts, the band has been playing two songs from the forthcoming record, one called "Hero Ground Zero" and one that either will be called "Ball and Chain" or "Big Cigars."
The Who's North American trek continues this Friday at Boston's Fenway Park, and is mapped out through an October 24 show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.