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Ann Wilson Drops New Solo Single ‘Tender Heart’

Heart lead singer Ann Wilson has dropped her soulful new solo single, “Tender Heart.”

“‘Tender Heart’ came out of a personal struggle, but quickly evolved into a greater, more universal meaning,” Wilson said about the song in a statement. “We as the human race are coming to realize realities we never dreamed we’d have to face — environmentally, culturally, financially, and health-wise.”

“Humanity is coming to terms with uncomfortable, heartbreaking, terrifying truths. This song is for the soul whose heart is blindsided by reality, but is still soft and innocent,” she added. “I hope people will identify with this song and feel they are not alone.”

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1944: Nick Mason

Born on this day in 1944 – Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. Nick is the only member of the band to play on every album since the band’s formation in 1965. He studied architecture at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic, where he teamed up with fellow students Roger Waters, Rado ‘Bob’ Klose and Richard Wright in 1964 to form Pink Floyd’s predecessor, Sigma 6. Mason is a keen auto racing enthusiast and has taken part in many racing events such as the French 24 Heures du Mans race in Le Mans.

Genesis Postpone Reunion Tour, Share Sneak Peak At Rehearsal

Genesis took to Twitter to announce they have postponed their reunion tour of the U.K. and Ireland to autumn 2021, citing the ongoing pandemic. The band also shared a preview of the would-be concert stage.

“We’re ready, but the world isn’t … yet!” the band tweeted.
“Genesis are rescheduling their April U.K. and Irish tour dates for autumn 2021 in light of the ongoing pandemic. The Last Domino? Tour 2021 will now start in Dublin on 15th September.”

In a joint statement, the trio of Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford said, “Well let’s just forget about that last year and focus on 2021 shall we! We can’t wait to finally get this show on the road, but we feel the decision to move the tour is the best one for those planning on attending and for us as a band and crew. We hope now we can all relax a little more and focus on the music and having a good night.”

The announcement comes along with a 50-second video that shows Genesis performing “Behind the Lines,” the opening track from 1980’s Duke. Collins, Rutherford and Banks perform alongside longtime touring guitarist Daryl Stuermer and Collins’ son Nic on drums.

Genesis had originally scheduled to go on tour in November – December 2020. The band’s previous tour, which took place in 2007, marked the return of Collins to the group after 15 years.

Genesis, ‘The Last Domino?’ Tour 2021:

Sept. 15 — Dublin, Ireland, 3 Arena
Sept. 16 — Dublin, Ireland, 3 Arena
Sept. 18 — Belfast, Northern Ireland, SSE Arena
Sept. 20 — Birmingham, England, Utilita Arena
Sept. 21 — Birmingham, England, Utilita Arena
Sept. 22 — Birmingham, England, Utilita Arena
Sept. 24 — Manchester, England, Manchester Arena
Sept. 25 — Manchester, England, Manchester Arena
Sept. 27 — Leeds, England, First Direct Arena
Sept. 28 — Leeds, England, First Direct Arena
Sept. 30 — Newcastle, England, Utilita Arena
Oct. 1 — Newcastle, England, Utilita Arena
Oct. 3 — Liverpool, England, M&S Bank Arena
Oct. 4 — Liverpool, England, M&S Bank Arena
Oct. 7 — Glasgow, Scotland, SSE Hydro Arena
Oct. 8 — Glasgow, Scotland, SSE Hydro Arena
Oct. 11 — London, England, O2 Arena
Oct. 12 — London, England, O2 Arena
Oct. 13 — London, England, O2 Arena

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1957: Eddie Van Halen

Born on this day in 1957: Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-born guitarist with Van Halen who had the 1984 US No.1 & UK No. 7 single ‘Jump’. His guitar solo in the track ‘Eruption’ was voted No.2 on Guitar World magazine’s readers poll of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos. Halen also played the guitar solo on Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’. Van Halen died on 6 October 2020 at the age of 65, the Dutch-American musician had been receiving treatment for throat cancer. Van Halen have sold more than 80 million worldwide, making them one of the best-selling groups of all time.

Jimmy Page Reflects On Work As Session Musician

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page recently spoke about the time before he co-founded the legendary band, when he served as session musician.

Speaking with GQ, Page recalled recording the theme song for the James Bond movie Goldfinger with John Barry’s orchestra.

“The full orchestra sounded absolutely amazing, but then Shirley Bassey arrived,” shared Page. “It took her just one take. And at the end of the tape, she collapsed on the floor … she just held this one note and she basically ran out of breath and collapsed. You know how dramatic she is usually, what with all the stuff she does with her hands, but this was even more dramatic.”

The recording was done at Abbey Road Studio One in August of 1964.

Page went on to add that working as a session musician was a “weird” and “tough” way to earn a living.

“If you were a young session musician and you mucked it up or made a mistake, so you’ve got to do another take … that means 15 minutes’ overtime for everybody in the studio,” Page explained.

He added, “You probably wouldn’t be asked back. But I didn’t think about the pressure at the time, I didn’t even consider it. I found it really exhilarating to do these sessions and bring something to the party.”

Source: RTT Music News

Nancy Wilson Solo Album To Feature Tribute To Eddie Van Halen

Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson says her solo album, which is expected to release later this year, will feature a song paying tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen.

“I have an instrumental song on this album called ‘For Edward,’ which is dedicated to Eddie Van Halen,” Nancy said on Hawaii Public Radio.

Nancy said she “was the first one to ever give him an acoustic guitar” when Heart toured alongside the Van Halen founder.

“Early the next morning, in the hotel, back when people would ring your room, he rang my room and he played for me this beautiful piece of acoustic guitar instrumental music on the phone. I was so touched, and it was so beautiful, it was one of the prettiest things I’d ever heard. So I tried to return the favor by making a beautiful little tribute to him,” Nancy recalled.

The upcoming album, which is said to be titled You and Me, will include covers of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising,” Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” and Pearl Jam’s “Daughter.”

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1960: INXS singer Michael Hutchence

Born on this day in 1960: Michael Hutchence, singer, songwriter from Australian rock band INXS, who had the 1988 UK No.2 & US No.1 single ‘Need You Tonight’. Their 1987 album Kick has sold over 10m copies in the US alone and features four Top 10 singles; ‘Need You Tonight,’ ‘Devil Inside’, ‘New Sensation,’ and ‘Never Tear Us Apart.’ INXS has sold over 55 million records worldwide. Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney on 22nd Nov 1997 age 37. Hutchence’s body was found behind the door to his room where he had apparently hanged himself.

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

This week’s H & S Feed & Country Store Pet of the Week is “Knox”, a friendly and affectionate 7 month old long haired cat. Knox gets along well with people and other cats, and he even seems to get along well with dogs! If you’d like to set up an appointment to meet Knox 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 with Terry Gott from Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter here:

Rick Springfield, Badfinger Team Up For New Version Of ‘Love Is Gonna Come At Last’

Rick Springfield and Badfinger have teamed up to create a new version of “Love Is Gonna Come At Last,” the 1979 classic from Badfinger’s eighth album, Airwaves.

Apart from lending vocals in the new version, Springfield also plays guitar, blending nicely with Joey Molland’s voice and bass guitar. Molland wrote the song.

“Badfinger has always been one of my all-time favorite bands,” Springfield said in a statement. “In fact, I am often asked by journalists ‘What is the one song you had wished you had written?’ and my answer is ‘Baby Blue.’ What a perfect song! Their music was and is immortal.”

Badfinger’s new album, featuring guest artists Todd Rundgren, former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, Matthew Sweet and Sonny Landreth, is due out “later this year,” according to a press release. It will be the band’s first newly recorded material since 1981’s Say No More.

Source: RTT Music News

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