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Yes Drummer Alan White Dead At 72

Yes drummer Alan White has died at the age of 72, his family confirmed in a statement posted on his Facebook page.

“Alan White, our beloved husband, dad, and grandpa, passed away at the age of 72 at his Seattle-area home on May 26, 2022, after a brief illness,” White’s family said.

They added, “Throughout his life and six-decade career, Alan was many things to many people: a certified rock star to fans around the world; band mate to a select few, and gentleman and friend to all who met him.”

White, who joined Yes in 1972 and was the longest-tenured member of the band, also performed with John Lennon, George Harrison, Ginger Baker’s Air Force and Joe Cocker.

“It is with deep sadness that YES announce Alan White, their much-loved drummer and friend of 50 years, has passed away, aged 72, after a short illness,” the band wrote on Twitter.

Yes recently announced that White had pulled out of the band’s upcoming tour in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their Close To The Edge album due to health issues.

White will be replaced by his friend Jay Schellen, who has subbed for the drummer several times in the past.

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1958 – Neil Finn

Born on this day in 1958 – Neil Finn, guitar, vocals, from New Zealand group Split Enz who had the 1980 UK No.12 single ‘I Got You’. Split Enz had ten albums (including seven studio albums) reach the top ten of the Official New Zealand Music Chart. And with Crowded House had the 1992 UK No.7 single ‘Weather With You’ and a hit with ‘It’s Only Natural’. Finn has released many solo albums and replaced Lindsey Buckingham in Fleetwood Mac as part of their 2018 tour.

MEET THE H & S FEED & COUNTRY STORE PET OF THE WEEK: “GRACIE”

This week’s H & S Feed & Country Store Pet of the Week is “Gracie”, an adorable 7 year old kitty with a terrific disposition. Gracie loves attention, gets along with other cats, and doesn’t even seem to mind dogs. She’s a lover, and would be happy curled up next to her human on the couch. Gracie is fully vetted, vaccinated, and ready to meet you!

If you’d like to set up an appointment to meet Gracie or any of the pets at Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter, visit https://www.stephenmemorial.org/ and fill out an adoption application.

Check out our visit about Gracie with Terry Gott from Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter here:

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Announce 2023 International Tour

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have announced a 2023 International Tour.

Springsteen and his primary backing rock band will mark their return to the road in early February with a string of to-be-announced U.S. arena dates, followed by European stadium shows kicking off on April 28 in Barcelona and a second North American tour leg starting in August.

The planned European stops are Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Ferrara, Rome, Amsterdam, Landgraaf, Zurich, Düsseldorf, Gothenburg, Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Vienna, Munich and Monza. Additional cities and shows in the U.K. and Belgium will be announced later.

These will mark the first live shows for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band since the conclusion of their worldwide The River Tour in Australia in February, 2017.

“After six years, I’m looking forward to seeing our great and loyal fans next year,” said Springsteen. “And I’m looking forward to once again sharing the stage with the legendary E Street Band. See you out there, next year — and beyond.”

Tour Dates:

April 28 – Barcelona, Spain @ Estadi Olímpic
May 5 – Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena
May 7 – Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena
May 13 – Paris, France @ La Défense Arena
May 18 – Ferrara, Italy @ Parco Urbano G. Bassani
May 21 – Rome, Italy @ Circo Massimo
May 25 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Johan Cruijff ArenA
June 11 – Landgraaf, The Netherlands @ Megaland
June 13 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Stadion Letzigrund
June 21 – Düsseldorf, Germany @ Merkur Spiel Arena
June 24 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Ullevi Stadium
June 26 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Ullevi Stadium
June 30 – Oslo, Norway @ Voldsløkka Stadion
July 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Parken Stadium
July 13 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Parken Stadium
July 15 – Hamburg, Germany @ Volksparkstadion
July 18 – Vienna, Austria @ Ernst Happel Stadion
July 23 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion
July 25 – Monza, Italy @ Prato della Gerascia, Autodromo di Monza

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1948 – Stevie Nicks

Born on this day in 1948 – American singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks, from Fleetwood Mac who scored the 1987 UK No.5 single ‘Little Lies’ and 1977 US No.1 single ‘Dreams’, taken from the world-wide No.1 album Rumours. She scored the solo, 1981 US No.1 & UK No.11 album Bella Donna, and the 1989 hit single ‘Rooms On Fire’. Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 along with her then boyfriend, Lindsey Buckingham.

Chicago Share First New Music In Over Eight Years ‘If This Is Goodbye’

Chicago recently released a new single, “If This Is Goodbye,” their first new music in eight years, ahead of their summer co-headlining tour with Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.

“If This Is Goodbye” is the band’s first original release since 2014’s Chicago XXXVI: Now, and their first original single since 2008’s “Let’s Take a Lifetime,” which appeared on Stone of Sisyphus.

In “If This Is Goodbye,” the band members reflect on their wild lives and relish the memories with lyrics like: “If this is goodbye / Let’s take one more shot for the memories / Life’s too short to be enemies / And if this ends tonight / You can save your tears for the other guys / I’ll see you in another life.”

Source: RTT Music News

Def Leppard Release New Single ‘Fire It Up’

Def Leppard recently released “Fire It Up,” the third single from their upcoming twelfth full-length album, Diamond Star Halos, due to arrive on May 27.

The band is set to premiere the music video for “Fire It Up” on May 26 and follow it up by releasing a YouTube premiere-exclusive afterparty that will see the group engage in a discussion about the hotly-anticipated album.

Def Leppard previously released “Kick” and “Take What You Want” from the upcoming album.

The 15-track Diamond Star Halos, which marks the band’s first new work since 2015’s chart-topping self-titled, Def Leppard, features guest vocals from award-winning bluegrass singer and Robert Plant collaborator Alison Krauss on two songs, “This Guitar” and “Lifeless.”

David Bowie’s longtime pianist Mike Garson also plays on two songs, “Goodbye For Good This Time” and “Angels (Can’t Help You Now).”

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1941 – Bob Dylan

Born on this day in 1941 – Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman), American singer-songwriter, author, and painter. Dylan has released over 40 albums since 1964, and was a major influence on The Beatles. His biggest hits are the 1965 US No.2 single ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, the 1969 UK No.5 single ‘Lay Lady Lay’, and his 1964 UK No.1 album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. He has won many awards throughout his career including the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, and twelve Grammy Awards. Dylan was also a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

New Elton John Documentary Heading To Disney+

Disney+ has won the rights to a new documentary on Elton John, titled Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and The Years That Made His Legend.

The documentary, directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John’s husband and manager David Furnish, features unseen concert footage from the legendary musician’s past 50 years, a special look at the first five years of John’s career, modern-day footage of John and his family, and a look at his hand-written journals.

“Elton and I could not think of a better collaborator than R.J. Cutler for a film that represents more than just Elton’s career — it’s his life,” Furnish said in a statement. “From the Troubadour to Dodger Stadium, we knew that R.J. would help guide Elton’s story and its many layers in a way that feels authentic and evocative.”

The documentary will be screened only in a limited number of theatres and film festivals ahead of its release on Disney+.

Source: RTT Music News

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