Courtesy of KAABOO Del MarDuran Duran, REO Speedwagon and The Bangles are among the many acts performing at the 2019 KAABOO Del Mar festival, scheduled for September 13-15 in the Southern California beach town of Del Mar.
The event's daily headliners are Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band and Mumford & Sons, while the lineup also includes such veteran artists as Squeeze, Sheryl Crow, Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians and Blind Melon.
KAABOO Del Mar, which takes place at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds just north of San Diego, also features comedy performances, art exhibits, gourmet food and drinks.
Tickets and VIP passes are on sale now. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit KAABOODelMar.com.
Live Nation EntertainmentPhil Collins isn't dead yet...so he's just going to keep on touring.
The singer and former Genesis drummer has announced a limited run of dates for fall of 2019, dubbed the Still Not Dead Yet, Live! tour. The 15-city trek kicks off September 23 in Dallas and wraps up October in Las Vegas.
Tickets go on sale March 29, and you can register now through Sunday at PhilCollins.OnTourAccess.com to participate in the Verified Fan sale, starting at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com. Any tickets left will be sold March 30 starting at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com.
Phil's last outing in 2018 featured the same band who'll be joining him for this one. The lineup includes longtime Genesis touring guitarist Daryl Stuermer, who's also played with Phil for years, as well as legendary session musician Leland Sklar on bass and Phil's own son Nicolas playing drums.
The tour will be a "celebration" of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's "epic career," featuring solo and Genesis hits like "Against All Odds," "Follow You Follow Me," "In the Air Tonight," "Invisible Touch," "Easy Lover" and many more.
Here are the tour dates:
9/23 -- Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 9/24 -- Houston, TX Toyota Center 9/26 -- Tampa, FL Amalie Arena 9/28 -- Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Center 9/29 -- Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center 10/1 -- Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena 10/2 -- Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena 10/4 -- Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center 10/6 -- New York, NY Madison Square Garden 10/9 -- Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center 10/11 -- Omaha, NE CHI Health Center 10/13 -- Denver, CO Pepsi Center 10/15 -- Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena 10/17 -- San Francisco, CA Chase Center 10/19 -- Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Concord RecordsAn official video for Boz Scaggs' song "Little Miss Night and Day," from his 2018 album Out of the Blues, got its premiere at Billboard.com and also is viewable on YouTube.
The black-and-white clip features footage of Scaggs performing the rollicking blues tune onstage with his current touring band, interspersed with scenes of the musicians and a road crew preparing for a concert.
Boz tells Billboard that the video celebrates the fun he's been having playing shows with his band during the last few years, noting, "That's what it's about. It's on the road. It's live."
Scaggs and his group have a busy few months ahead of them, starting with an appearance on the 2019 edition of the '70s Rock & Romance Cruise on March 27 in Centro, Mexico. Boz then will launch a U.S. tour leg on April 7 in Fayetteville, Arkansas; it winds down with an April 27 performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
"New Orleans is sort of the heart and root of so much of the music I've done," Scaggs maintains, "so I really want to do a special set there and get into perhaps a new level of playing."
The singer also will tour Japan in May, and plans another run of stateside shows in June and July.
Out of the Blues was the third in a trilogy of albums that found Scaggs exploring his musical influences, including blues, soul and Americana.
Boz tells Billboard that he's thinking about changing things up for his next record.
"I miss some of the more lyrical, ballad stuff I've done in the past, so I'm looking in that direction," he notes, adding, "I haven't recorded a fully self-written album in some time, so that might be a way to go, too."
Here are Scaggs' upcoming U.S. shows:
4/7 -- Fayetteville, AR, Walton Arts Center 4/9 -- Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre 4/10 -- Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre 4/11 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Kravis Center 4/12 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Tampa Bay Blues Fest - Vinoy Waterfront Park 4/13 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Tampa Bay Blues Fest - Vinoy Waterfront Park 4/14 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse 4/17 -- Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live Orlando 4/18 -- Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 4/20 -- Fort Pierce, FL, Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts 4/22 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues Houston 4/23 -- Midland, TX, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center 4/24 -- New Braunfels, TX, Gruene Hall 4/26 -- Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget Lake Charles - Grand Event Center 4/27 -- New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 6/9 -- Los Angeles, CA, Playboy Jazz Festival 6/14 -- Norman, OK, Riverwind Casino and Hotel - Showplace Theater 6/15 -- Fort Worth, TX, Billy Bob's Texas 6/16 -- Memphis, TN, Graceland Soundstage 6/21 -- Easton, PA, State Theatre Center for the Arts 6/22 -- Hampton, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 6/23 -- Northampton, MA, Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center 6/25 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Center for the Arts 6/26 -- Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield Playhouse 6/28 -- Hanover, MD, Live! Casino & Hotel- Event Center 7/1 -- Ocean City, NJ, Ocean City Music Pier 7/3 -- Lincoln, RI, Twin River Casino - Event Center 7/4 -- Camden, NJ, Camden County Freedom Festival 7/8 -- Des Moines, IA, Hoyt Sherman Place 7/9 -- Elk Grove Village, IL, Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
Kenny Loggins launches a three-show Las Vegas engagement next week at Wynn resort and casino's Encore Theater. The concerts, which take place March 27, 29 and 30, will feature the pop-rock great playing songs from all eras of his long career, while also sharing stories accompanied by a multimedia presentation.
Regarding his Vegas performances, Loggins tells ABC Radio, "I'm taking the residency very seriously, and I want to put together a special show. I've been, for the last couple years…talking [onstage]…When I get the right audience at the right atmosphere, I can tell stories about where I was when the songs were written."
As you'd expect, Kenny's set will include classics from his partnership with Jim Messina, some of his late '70s solo hits and, of course, his hugely popular soundtrack contributions to such films as Footloose, Caddyshack and Top Gun.
Loggins previously played a three-show stand at the Encore Theater last September, but he tells ABC Radio the new performances will be a little different.
"I'm just adding more pictures from different periods of my life that'll go along with the stories that I've got," he explains. "And I'm gonna add a Loggins & Messina story, and anything else I think of as I go."
Kenny says it's hard to pick a favorite part of his career from which to perform songs.
"I'm happy to say that I'm not embarrassed by any period of my career," he declares. "I'm proud of the Loggins & Messina era…[o]n into [my first solo album,] Celebrate Me Home…And then into the movie years in the '80s, which is always fun to do, 'cause that's when people get up and dance."
3/27 -- Las Vegas, NV, Wynn Las Vegas -- Encore Theater 3/29 -- Las Vegas, NV, Wynn Las Vegas -- Encore Theater 3/30 -- Las Vegas, NV, Wynn Las Vegas -- Encore Theater 4/12 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Ovation Hall at Ocean Resort Casino 4/13 -- Hanover, MD, Live! Hotel & Casino 4/25 -- Ridgefield, WA, Ilani Casino 6/14 -- Thackerville, OK, WinStar World Casino and Resort 8/31 -- New Lenox, IL, New Lenox Commons
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film FestivalA special screening of rare archival footage of Bruce Springsteen has been added to the lineup of the 2019 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, which runs from April 25 through April 28 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
The film event, dubbed The Springsteen Archives, will take place on Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m. ET at the Paramount Theatre. Filmmaker Thom Zimny, who directed the Springsteen on Broadway Netflix special and other Bruce-related flicks, will present the screening. Chris Phillips, editor of the Springsteen fan site Backstreets, will moderate a panel discussion afterward.
Among the other movies being shown during the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival: the documentaries David Crosby: Remember My Name and Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am?, which will screen April 27 at the Paramount Theatre, at 7 p.m. and 12 p.m. ET, respectively.
David Crosby and Remember My Name co-producer Cameron Crowe will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening of that film.
Funds raised by the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival go to provide music education, instruments, and social connection opportunities for in-need children in the Asbury Park area.
Visit APMFF.org for more info, and to check out a full schedule for the festival.
The episodes will find the pop-rock legend and his clan taking part in a Money family reunion in New York with Eddie's brothers and sisters, playing a sold-out concert in the Detroit area, going on a bowling excursion, vacationing in South Dakota, and welcoming a new pet into their home -- a Great Dane puppy named Bette.
Real Money follows the adventures and trials of Eddie; his wife, Laurie; his five children, Zach, Joe, Jesse, Dez and Julian -- most of whom play in their dad's band -- and the family's many dogs.
Meanwhile, Eddie will celebrate his 70th birthday on Thursday, March 21. The singer will mark the occasion with a concert in Westbury, New York, which will feature special guest John Waite.
Money has over a dozen more North American shows on his 2019 tour itinerary. Here are all of the confirmed dates, according to EddieMoney.com:
3/21 -- Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury 3/22 -- Reading, PA, Santander Performing Arts Center 3/29 -- Lima, OH, Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center 3/30 -- Mashantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino 4/5 -- The Villages, FL, Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center 4/6 -- New Port Richey, FL, Chasco Fiesta 4/12 -- Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 4/13 -- Rahway, NJ, Union County Performing Arts Center 5/3 -- Ferndale, WA, Silver Reef Casino 5/11 -- Washington, PA, The Meadows Resort & Casino 5/18 -- Shipshewana, IN, Blue Gate Theatre 5/25 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 6/13 -- Frederick, MD, The Weinberg Center for the Arts 6/29 -- Aurora, IL, RiverEdge Park 8/9 -- Grand Forks, BC, Canada, James Donaldson Park
The Prince of Wales announced Wednesday that Lionel has been named the first global ambassador of his charity, The Prince's Trust. The two men met up in Barbados, as part of Charles' tour of the Caribbean, to celebrate the partnership.
U.K.'s The Mirror reports that when Charles thanked Lionel for taking on the role, he made a joking reference to the American Idol judge's signature tune "Hello" -- much to Lionel's amusement.
"It must have been you I was looking for," said the heir to the throne.
"Oh, did you say that?" Lionel replied in mock disbelief. "He did say that."
Lionel will support the global expansion of the The Prince's Trust as it tackles issues like youth education and unemployment, supporting indigenous youth and helping to build sustainable communities.
The late legend's hometown team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, will be celebrating the Purple One's legacy April 5 when they take on the Miami Heat at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
"Be there to see [two-time All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns] and the Pack go crazy get your hands on an exclusive 7" Prince vinyl giveaway which is only available at this game," the team announced. "That’s right -- you’re gonna go home with an exclusive vinyl of music from the Purple One!"
The single will feature two songs by Prince, one of which is the 1995 track "Rock and Roll Is Alive (And It Lives in Minneapolis)."
The Wolves have been promoting Prince's ties to Minneapolis with their special City Edition nights, during which they wear purple jerseys, and feature artists associated with Prince, such as Sheila E and Morris Day, performing during halftime.
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesA proposed plan to rename a section of highway in Detroit after Aretha Franklin was passed Tuesday by the Michigan House of Representatives, moving it a step closer to approval, The Detroit News reports.
According to the paper, the Michigan House voted 101-6 to rename a stretch of the M-10 highway between Livernois Avenue and Interstate 94 the "Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway."
Detroit Rep. Leslie Love introduced the bill after the Queen of Soul's 2018 death at age 76 from complications of pancreatic cancer this past August.
"She gave us all a soundtrack to our life, whether you were falling in love or falling out love," Love said in remarks promoting the legislation.
Part of the bill maintains that renaming the highway section after Aretha "would be an appropriate way to honor a music and cultural icon who selflessly gave of her time, her vocal and pianistic [sic] talents, and her energy and resources to the citizens of Detroit, the state of Michigan, and the United States of America."
Among the six reps voting against the proposal was Shane Hernandez, a Republican politician from Port Huron, who argued that the renaming honor should be reserved for first responders and military veterans.
Representatives of the Franklin family have expressed support for the bill, which now will go to the Michigan State Senate for consideration.
ABKCO Films/Screenvision MediaA restored version of the star-studded 1968 Rolling Stones concert special Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus will be screened in select theaters across the U.S. on April 1, 2, 3 and 4. The program will be shown via Dolby Vision laser projection system and features Dolby Atmos surround-sound audio.
Rock and Roll Circus originally was intended to air on BBC TV, but was shelved until 1996 because Rolling Stones weren't happy with their performance.
In addition to The Stones' original lineup playing such memorable songs as "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Sympathy for the Devil," the special also featured The Who, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull and one-off supergroup The Dirty Mac, made up of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Mitch Mitchell.
The Jethro Tull lineup seen on Rock and Roll Circus features founding Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, and is the only time he ever performed with Tull. The special also marked the last time founding Stones guitarist Brian Jones played with the group.
Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesClassic recordings by Cyndi Lauper, Neil Diamond, Jay-Z, Earth, Wind & Fire, rock pioneer Richie Valens and country music legend Lefty Frizzell are among this year's 25 additions to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, the collection of recorded works noted for their historical, cultural or aesthetic significance.
Lauper's 1983 debut solo album She's So Unusual made the cut, as did rapper Jay-Z's 2001 album, The Blueprint. The 1978 hit "September" is the Earth, Wind & Fire entry, while Neil Diamond's anthemic 1969 song "Sweet Caroline" is on the list. So is "La Bamba," the 1958 single by Valens, and "Long Black Veil," the country music standard released the following year by Frizzell.
Also added to the Registry are Sam & Dave's 1967 hit "Soul Man," Curtis Mayfield's 1972 soundtrack album to the film Superfly, and the 1978 disco hit "You Make me Feel (Mighty Real)," by Sylvester.
Non-musical entries include the 1961 Stan Freberg comedy album Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, Vol. 1: The Early Years, a 1952 episode of the then-radio drama Gunsmoke, Robert F. Kennedy's April 4, 1968 Speech on the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 1996 Schoolhouse Rock! box set.
Here are all 25 National Recording Registry additions:
Yiddish Cylinders from the Standard Phonograph Company of New York and the Thomas Lambert Company (c. 1901-1905)
“Memphis Blues” (single), Victor Military Band (1914)
Melville Jacobs Collection of Native Americans of the American Northwest (1929-1939)
“Minnie the Moocher” (single), Cab Calloway (1931)
Bach Six Cello Suites (album), Pablo Casals (c. 1939)
“They Look Like Men of War” (single), Deep River Boys (1941)
Gunsmoke -- Episode: “The Cabin” (Dec. 27, 1952)
Ruth Draper: Complete recorded monologues, Ruth Draper (1954-1956)
“La Bamba” (single), Ritchie Valens (1958)
“Long Black Veil” (single), Lefty Frizzell (1959)
Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, Vol. 1: The Early Years (album), Stan Freberg (1961)
GO (album), Dexter Gordon (1962)
War Requiem (album), Benjamin Britten (1963)
“Mississippi Goddam” (single), Nina Simone (1964)
“Soul Man” (single), Sam & Dave (1967)
Hair (original Broadway cast recording) (1968)
Speech on the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy (April 4, 1968)
“Sweet Caroline” (single), Neil Diamond (1969)
Superfly (album), Curtis Mayfield (1972)
Ola Belle Reed (album), Ola Belle Reed (1973)
“September” (single), Earth, Wind & Fire (1978)
“You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” (single), Sylvester (1978)
Robert Plant; David Wolff-Patrick/Getty ImagesThe Killers, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plantand theSensational Shape Shifters, and Greta Van Fleet are among the acts playing the Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair in August.
Also appearing will be original Woodstock ’69 performers Santana and the Grateful Dead spinoff group Dead & Company, as well as David Crosby and Friends, John Fogerty, Canned Heat, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, and Melanie.
The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Portugal. The Man, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Gary Clark Jr. and many others are also on the official lineup of more than 80 musical acts, announced Tuesday.
The event takes place August 16 to 18 at Watkins Glen International Speedway in Watkins Glen, New York, about an hour and a half away from the original site of the 1969 Woodstock festival.
“We’ve lined up artists who won’t just entertain but will remind the world that music has the power to bring people together, to heal, to move us to action and to tell the stories of a generation,” says Michael Lang, who co-founded the 1969 festival and produced the 2019 Woodstock festivals. “Our hope is that today, just as in 1969, music will be the constant that can inspire positive change.”
Details are on the festival's official website. Here's the schedule:
Friday, August 16: The Killers, Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Run The Jewels, The Head and The Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bishop Briggs, Anderson East, Akon, Princess Nokia, Grandson, Fever 333, Larkin Poe, Dorothy, Flora Cash, Brian Cadd, Ninet Tayeb and more.
Saturday, August. 17: Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal. The Man, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dawes, Margo Price, Nahko and Medicine for the People, India.Arie, Jade Bird, Rival Sons, Emily King, Soccer Mommy, SiR, Taylor Bennett, Amy Helm, Courtney Hadwin, Pearl, John-Robert, IAMDDB. and more.
Sunday August 18: Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Cage the Elephant, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monáe, Young the Giant, Courtney Barnett, Common, Vince Staples, Judah and The Lion, Earl Sweatshirt, Boygenius, Reignwolf, The Zombies, Pussy Riot, Cherry Glazerr, Leven Kali, The Marcus King Band, Victory, Hollis Brown, John Craigie, Amigo The Devil, Liz Brasher and more.
Varèse SarabandeThe Zombies, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this month, recently released a five-LP vinyl box set titled The Complete Studio Recordings that features 62 tracks from the band's 1960s heyday.
The remastered collection includes the only two U.S. studio albums released by the British Invasion band's original lineup, 1965's She's Not There/Tell Her No and 1968's Odessey & Oracle, as well as two compilations -- the newly created R.I.P. and 1965's I Love You, which only was issued in the U.K. and Japan. Rounding out the box set is Oddities & Extras, a collection of rare singles and U.K.-only album cuts.
Oddities & Extras boasts new notes written by acclaimed archival producer/engineer Andrew Sandoval. The five discs are pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl.
Meanwhile, founding Zombies bassist Chris White will release a compilation of previously unreleased tracks called The Chris White Experience (Volume One) on March 29, the very day the group is inducted into the Rock Hall. The 13-track album features recordings spanning from 1977 to 2015, and includes demos, studio collaborations and other unheard gems.
Various well-known musicians contributed to the tracks, including White's Zombies band mates Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent and Hugh Grundy; ex-Procol Harum keyboardist Matthew Fisher; Argent members Jim Rodford, Bob Henrit, Russ Ballard and John Verity; former Humble Pie guitarist Clem Clempson; and Styx drummer Todd Sucherman.
In addition to playing bass for The Zombies, White co-produced and wrote most of the songs on the group's classic album Odessey & Oracle. After the band's 1967 split, he went on to co-produce all of the band Argent's albums and co-wrote most of that group's songs.
Here's the track list of The Zombies' The Complete Studio Recordings box set:
Disc 1: She's Not There/Tell Her No
Side One "She's Not There" "Summertime" "It's Alright with Me" "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"/"Bring It On Home to Me" "Sometimes" "Woman"
Side Two "Tell Her No" "I Don't Want to Know" "Work 'n' Play" "Can't Nobody Love You" "What More Can I Do" "Got My Mojo Working"
Disc 2: I Love You
Side One "The Way I Feel Inside" "How We Were Before" "Is This the Dream" "Whenever You're Ready" "Woman" "You Make Me Feel Good"
Side Two "Gotta Get a Hold of Myself" "Indication" "Don't Go Away" "I Love You" "Leave Me Be" "She's Not There"
Disc 3: Odessey & Oracle
Side One "Care of Cell 44" "A Rose for Emily" "Maybe After He's Gone" "Beechwood Park" "Brief Candles" "Hung Up on a Dream"
Side Two "Changes" "I Want Her She Wants Me" "This Will Be Our Year" "Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)" "Friends of Mine" "Time of the Season"
Disc 4: R.I.P.
Side One "She Loves the Way They Love Her" "Imagine the Swan" "Smokey Day" "Girl Help Me" "I Could Spend the Day" "Conversation off Floral Street"
Side Two "If It Don't Work Out" "I'll Call You Mine" "I'll Keep Trying" "I Know She Will" "Don't Cry for Me" "Walking in the Sun"
Disc 5: Oddities & Extras
Side One "Kind of Girl" "She's Coming Home" "I Must Move" "I Want You Back Again" "I Can't Make Up My Mind" "I Remember When I Loved Her" "I'm Going Home"
Side Two "Remember You" "Just Out of Reach" "Nothing's Changed" "Goin' Out of My Head" "She Does Everything for Me" "A Love That Never Was"
ABC/Rick CartwrightThe Who's Roger Daltrey has apologized for using profanity during a recent interview he and Pete Townshend gave to the U.K.'s Sky News. During the interview, which was organized to promote The Who's July 6 concert at London's Wembley Stadium, the singer became annoyed when he was asked if he thought Brexit -- that is, the U.K.'s exit from the European Union -- would have a negative effect on British music.
Daltrey, who's a vocal Brexit supporter, shot back, "No. What's it got to do with the rock business?"
When the interviewer followed by asking, "How are you gonna tour in Europe?" Roger responded, "Oh dear, as if we didn't tour in Europe before the f****** [European Union]. Oh, give it up!"
He added, while walking away, "If you want to sign up to be ruled by a f****** mafia, you do it. [It's] like being governed by [the corruption-plagued soccer organization] FIFA."
Earlier this week, Daltrey posted a message on TheWho.com that reads, "In the interview which Pete and I did with Sky News…at Wembley Stadium, we ended the interview with me unfortunately using the F-Word when discussing Brexit for which I wholeheartedly apologise."
Politics aside, the interview also saw Roger discussing why he loves singing the songs that Townshend writes.
"[T]here's something about climbing into his music for me as the portal that communicates it with people," Daltrey explained. "I never feel more alive than when I'm doing that -- it's absolute freedom."
Daltrey also said, "The chemistry between us musically when we're on stage, it's telepathic. There's something in the air that is intangible…It can turn on a dime without even looking at each other…It's magical."
Check out the band's full tour schedule at TheWho.com.
Sammy Hagar, Robby Krieger (Courtesy of AXS TV)Sammy Hagar's AXS TV reality series Rock & Roll Road Tripwill return for a fourth season that's set to kick off on Sunday, May 5, at 8 p.m. ET.
The new season will feature 12 episodes, and will include appearances by The Doors' Robby Krieger, Rick Springfield, REO Speedwagon, Charlie Daniels, country legend Willie Nelson, famed stoner comedy duo Cheech & Chong, and Sheila E.
The episode featuring Springfield was shot on location at the singer/actor's home, while Sheila E. appears in a special show focusing on drummers that also will feature veteran session and touring musician Kenny Aronoff and Jason Bonham, son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
Other guests featured on the upcoming season of Rock & Roll Road Trip include popular blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, celebrity chef Guy Fieri and NASCAR great Jimmie Johnson.
"I am so proud to be able to host this wild and crazy show for a fourth season," Hagar says in a statement. "This is pure fun for me, getting to go around just hanging out and playing music with some of my favorite people in the world. It's humbling to see that our viewers dig it as much as I do. I'm excited to keep this party going!"
This season of Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar is being presented exclusively by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, which also is sponsoring a new series of weekly AXS TV news vignettes called the "Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Music Minute." The segments will showcase historic anniversaries and deliver updates on rock albums, tours, festivals and more, while also highlighting events taking place at the venue and offering a behind-the-scenes look at the rock memorabilia displayed at the hotel and casino.
Paramount PicturesOn Monday night at the legendary L.A. club The Troubadour -- the same venue where Elton John was propelled to U.S. stardom 50 years ago -- Taron Egerton, star of the Elton biopic Rocketman, helped unveil 20 minutes of footage from the upcoming film.
The footage was screened for various reporters, industry insiders and celebrities, including Darren Criss and Sir Patrick Stewart. Elton's husband, David Furnish, also was on hand to present the first look.
According to USA Today, the clip featured a stylized interpretation of Elton's first overseas show at The Troubadour, with Egerton as Elton performing "Crocodile Rock" and, at one point, floating over the crowd as he sings.
The footage included other glimpses of both Elton's rise to success and his self-destruction, along with shots of his manager John Reid, played by Richard Madden, and collaborator Bernie Taupin, played by Jamie Bell.
Credit: Patrick BallsMike the Mechanics, the band led by founding Genesis bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford, will release a new album titled Out of the Blue on April 5. It features updated versions of the group's best-known songs, plus three new original tunes, all recorded by the current lineup.
The new tunes are "One Way," "What Would You Do" and the album's title track. The song "Out of the Blue" was released last month as the record's lead single. Fans who pre-order the album will receive free digital downloads of the title cut and "What Would You Do."
Out of the Blue also features new versions of Mike the Mechanics' huge '80s hits "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)," "All I Need Is a Miracle" and "The Living Years" -- that last song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989.
The album will be available digitally and on CD, vinyl and as a special deluxe CD. That features six bonus acoustic renditions of songs from throughout Mike the Mechanics' career, including "The Living Years" and "Over My Shoulder."
Mike The Mechanics' original lineup featured co-lead singers Paul Carrack and Paul Young; Young sadly passed away in 2000. Rutherford relaunched the band in 2010 with different musicians, including new vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar.
"Having toured with the Mechanics over the last 10 years, I have heard the old songs change a bit each year with Andrew and Tim singing and the same band playing," Mike explains. "In some cases, they have been extended and developed, so it seemed a good idea to record these versions in the studio."
"One Way"* "Out of the Blue"* "What Would You Do"* "The Living Years" "Beggar on a Beach of Gold" "Get Up" "Another Cup of Coffee" "All I Need Is a Miracle" "Silent Running" "Over My Shoulder" "Word of Mouth"
Here are the bonus acoustic tracks on the deluxe edition:
"Don't Know What Came Over Me" "The Best Is Yet to Come" "The Living Years" "Beggar on a Beach of Gold" "Another Cup of Coffee" "Over My Shoulder"
Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesGood news -- The Killer is on the mend.
After suffering what was described as a "minor stroke" on February 28 and being hospitalized since then in Memphis, Tennessee, Jerry Lee Lewis is now in a rehabilitation center, according to a statement from the 83-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member's representative.
The statement also includes an assurance from Lewis' neurologist, Dr. Rohini Bhole, that he's "expected to fully recover with aggressive and intensive rehab. From what I have seen thus far, he is heading in the right direction."
During his rehab, Lewis will cancel scheduled appearances April 28 at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, May 18 at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, and June 8 at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA.
The statement goes on to say Lewis "greatly appreciates the prayers and well wishes he’s received from fans all over the world."
Lewis, of course, is one of rock and roll's true pioneers, with enduring hits including "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." His pioneering influence on rock and roll was exceeded only by his wild and controversial lifestyle, which includes seven marriages, one of which was to his then-13-year-old cousin when Lewis was 22.
Credit: Jason PowellIn Las Vegas this past January, Styx played a special two-set concert at Palms Casino Resort that featured a full performance of the band's 2017 sci-fi concept album The Mission. Now the veteran rockers plan to stage the show this fall on the East Coast.
The event will take place on November 7 at NYCB Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, New York. The concert will start with Styx performing The Mission in its entirety and then -- following an intermission -- a set featuring many of the band's classic songs.
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. ET at LiveNation.com, while VIP packages will be available to Citi Card members and membesr of the band's fan club beginning Tuesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. ET.
"The show in Las Vegas was so awesome, we wanted to share it with our East Coast friends as well," says singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw. "Now we can say, this is the day…we'll be bringing 'The Missions: Live' to Westbury!"
At the Vegas concert, Styx also played covers of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."
The Mission tells the story of the fictional first manned voyage to Mars, casting the group's members as the crew of a spacecraft that leaves Earth en route to the red planet in 2033.
Styx has almost 40 confirmed North American dates on its 2019 tour itinerary, spanning from a March 21 concert in Fargo, North Dakota, through a December 15 show in El Paso, Texas.
Most of the March performances were originally supposed to also feature a set by comedian Larry the Cable Guy, but he's no longer on the bill for those events.
Here are all of Styx's U.S. and Canadian concerts:
3/21 -- Fargo, ND, Scheels Arena 3/22 -- Minot, ND, All Seasons Arena 3/23 -- Billings, MT, Rimrock Auto Arena at Metrapark 3/24 -- Cheyenne, WY, Cheyenne Civic Center 3/27 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena 3/28 -- Sioux City, IA, Tyson Event Center 3/29 -- Cedar Rapids, IA, US Cellular Center 3/30 -- Champaign, IL, State Farm Center 4/26 -- Grand Junction, CO, Avalon Theatre 4/27 -- Pueblo, CO, Pueblo Memorial Hall 5/17 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel 5/18 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel 5/20 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center 5/21 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center 5/23 -- Stamford, CT, The Palace Theatre 5/24 -- Roanoke, VA, Elmwood Park Theatre 5/25 -- Charlotte, NC, Circle K Speed Street 5/26 -- Atlanta, GA, Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park 6/20 -- Portsmouth, VA, Union Bank & Trust Pavilion 6/21 -- Richmond, VA, Virginia Credit Union Live 6/22 -- Ocean City, MD, Jellyfish Festival - Main Village 6/23 -- Durham, NC, Durham PAC 6/29 -- Huber Heights, OH, The Rose Music Center at The Heights 6/30 -- Traverse City, MI, Pepsi Bay Side Music Stage 7/24 -- Costa Mesa, CA, The Pacific Amphitheatre 7/25 -- Tucson, AZ, Tucson Music Hall 7/27 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort 8/2 -- Rancho Mirage, CA, Agua Caliente Casino 8/3 -- Albuquerque, NM, Route 66 Casino 8/5 -- Sturgis, SD, Buffalo Chip Amphitheater 8/7 -- Jackson, MI, Jackson County Fair Grounds 8/8 -- Detroit, MI, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino 8/10 -- Washington, MO, Washington Town & Country Fair 8/22 -- Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Casino Resort 8/30 -- Enoch, AB, Canada, River Cree Resort and Casino 11/7 -- Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury 12/13 -- Durant, OK, Choctaw Grand Theater 12/15 -- El Paso, TX, Abraham Chavez Theatre
Credit: Scott Robert RitchieIt looks like Ringo Starr has started working on a new studio album, the follow-up to his 2017 release Give More Love.
This past week, the former Beatles drummer posted a message on his Twitter feed saying, "In the studio again with the great Steve Lukather what a guy peace and Love."
The tweet is accompanied by a photo of Ringo and the Toto guitarist -- who also is a longtime member of the All Starr Band -- smiling and flashing peace signs.
Lukather co-wrote two songs on Give More Love, and played guitar on several of the album's songs. He also contributed to Starr's previous record, 2015's Postcards from Paradise.
Ringo and the All Starr Band kick off their 2019 tour schedule with a concert this Thursday, March 21, in Valley Center, California. Then they'll head to Japan for a tour that runs from March 27 to April 11.
The group also has lined up a North American summer tour leg that gets underway August 1 in Windsor, Canada, and is mapped out through a September 1 show in Los Angeles.
In other news, Starr has helped design a special high-quality record player dubbed the "Peace and Love Turntable," which will be available soon at his online store. The device's base features artwork created by Ringo that represents his dedication to love, togetherness and care.
Here are all of the All Starr Band's upcoming North American tour dates:
3/21 -- Valley Center, CA, Harrah's Resort SoCal - The Events Center 8/1 -- Windsor, ON, Canada, The Colosseum at Caesars 8/3 -- Highland Park, IL, Ravinia 8/4 -- Highland Park, IL, Ravinia 8/6 -- Durham, NC, DPAC 8/7 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 8/8 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 8/10 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap 8/11 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap 8/13 -- Roanoke, VA, Berglund Center Coliseum 8/14 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Met Philadelphia 8/16 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 8/17 -- Farmingville, NY, Pennysaver Amphitheater 8/18 -- New York City, NY, The Rooftop at Pier 17 8/20 -- Champaign, IL, State Farm Center 8/22 -- Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino 8/23 -- Council Bluffs, IA, Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino 8/25 -- Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Opera House 8/26 -- Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre 8/28 -- Oakland, CA, Paramount Theatre 8/30 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort 8/31 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre 9/1 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre