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Mick Jagger Solo Albums To Be Reissued On Vinyl

The complete solo album catalog of Mick Jagger is set to be reissued in vinyl editions on December 6.

The British rock icon’s four studio records, issued between 1985 and 2001, will be released as heavyweight 180-gram black remastered vinyl.

The albums are She’s The Boss (1985), Primitive Cool (1987), Wandering Spirit (1993) and Goddess In The Doorway (2001).

The quartet of albums demonstrate the creative reach of the Rolling Stones frontman as an artist in his own right.

The albums have been newly remastered from analogue tape transfers via the revolutionary Half-Speed Mastering system by engineer Miles Showell at London’s Abbey Road Studios.

 

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1945: Neil Young

Born on this day in 1945 – Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist Neil Young, who as a member of Buffalo Springfield had the 1967 US No.17 single ‘For What It’s Worth’. Young joined Crosby, Stills Nash & Young who had the 1970 US No.1 and UK No.5 album Deja Vu. As a solo artist Young scored the 1972 US No.1 and UK No.10 single Heart Of Gold, and his 1972 UK No.7 album Harvest spent 66 weeks on the UK chart.

In 2008 a newly discovered trapdoor spider Myrmekiaphila Neilyoungi was named after the singer.

 

Joe Walsh Discusses Success Of Hit Single ‘Rocky Mountain Way’

Eagles’ guitarist Joe Walsh discussed the success of his hit song “Rocky Mountain Way” with AC/DC’s Brian Johnson.

Walsh shared his view with Johnson during an interview on the AC/DC singer’s TV show, “Brian Johnson’s A Life on the Road,” which aired on AXS TV last Sunday.

Walsh acknowledged that the tremendous success of “Rocky Mountain Way” was instrumental in cementing his place in rock superstardom.

“I knew it was a good song,” Walsh explains. “You can feel it, ya know. People feel it, and they remember where they were the first time they heard it. That’s the connect that makes things special, and we chase it. We just plain chase it.”

Walsh also recalled his early days as a young artist coming up in the vibrant Southern California music scene, which led to the creation of some of the most influential bands of all time.

“This whole Southern California community of artists—before anybody made it—was full of creative energy,” Walsh said. “A bunch of groups came out of that… and one of ’em was The Eagles.”

“That was guys who got focused during a very artistically creative environment and period,” he added. “You can’t make that. That just happens.”

 

Source: RTT Music News

 

Elton John Earns Highest Grossing Tour Of September

Music legend Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour was the highest grossing tour of September, according to Billboard.

Figures reported to Billboard Boxscore showed John played 14 concerts in September, earning $28.9 million from 216,004 tickets.

John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which kicked off in September 2018, is expected to run for three years. The $28.9 million grossed in September is the highest one-month total so far for the tour, surpassing the $28.5 million John earned in October 2018.

John has been consistently present on the Top Tours chart, with September being his fifth month in the top 10 and sixth on the chart.

 

Source: RTT Music News

 

Born on this day in 1949: Bonnie Raitt

Born on this day in 1949 – Crossover blues singer, songwriter, slide guitarist Bonnie Raitt, who scored a US No.1 album with ‘Nick Of Time’.

During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums that incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In 1989, after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success, she had a major hit with the album Nick of Time. The following two albums, Luck of the Draw (1991) and Longing in Their Hearts (1994), were also multimillion sellers, generating several hit singles, including “Something to Talk About”, “Love Sneakin’ Up on You”, and the ballad “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (with Bruce Hornsby on piano).

Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and number 89 on the magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Australian Country Music Artist Graeme Connors has said, “Bonnie Raitt does something with a lyric no one else can do; she bends it and twists it right into your heart.”

 

Source: Wikipedia

Journey Announce 2020 North American Tour With The Pretenders

Journey have announced an extensive North American Tour in 2020 along with The Pretenders.

The five-month long and 60-date trek kicks off on Friday, May 15 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington. T he tour is currently set to conclude on September 12 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in New York. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 8, at 10 AM.

According to a press release, fans can expect to hear iconic Journey classics such as “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Open Arms,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

Area tour dates include:

Jun. 07 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Jun. 09 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Jun. 10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Jun. 26 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
Jun. 27 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Jul. 02 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
Jul. 03 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1943: Joni Mitchell

Born on this day in 1943: Joni Mitchell (born Roberta Anderson), Canadian singer, songwriter, with hits ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ and ‘Help Me’.  She wrote ‘Both Sides Now’ a hit for Judy Collins and ‘Woodstock’ a hit for Crosby, Stills Nash & Young and Matthews Southern Comfort. Mitchell’s work is highly respected by critics, and she has deeply influenced fellow musicians in a diverse range of genres.

 

Ronnie Wood Shares Trailer For New Documentary ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has released a trailer for his upcoming documentary, Somebody Up There Likes Me.

In the opening statement, Woods says, “I was in the hands of destiny all my life … being in the right place at the right time.”

“When my mate Mike Figgis approached me to make this documentary film, I was baffled where to start and where to finish,” Wood said. “Oh, well, how about from being born into the Wood dynasty to where I am right now? That should do it. … ‘Leave ’em wanting more,’ as the man said. So look out, people, there’s a lot more stories to be told.”

Speaking about his decades-long struggle with addiction, Wood said, “I wouldn’t change anything, except I’d do it with my eyes open a bit more.”

The documentary includes interviews with Rod Stewart and Wood’s Rolling Stones bandmates Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts.

The highly anticipated documentary will have its U.K. theatrical premiere on November 26.

Watch the trailer HERE.

 

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1948: Glenn Frey

Born on this day in 1948: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Glenn Frey, who with  the Eagles scored the 1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single ‘Hotel California’, plus 5 US No.1 albums. ‘Greatest Hits 1971-1975’ is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30 million. Solo hits included “The Heat Is On’ from the “Beverly Hills Cop” soundtrack, “You Belong To The City”, Smuggler’s Blues” and “The One You Love”. Frey died on January 18th, 2016 at the age of 67 in New York City from complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.

Frey was born in Detroit, Michigan. Growing up in Royal Oak, Michigan, he studied piano at age five, later switched to guitar, and became part of the mid-1960s Detroit rock scene. One of his earliest bands was called the Subterraneans, named after Jack Kerouac’s novel, and included fellow Dondero High School classmates Doug Edwards (later replaced by Lenny Mintz) on drums, Doug Gunsch and Bill Barnes on guitar and Jeff Hodge on bass.

In 1968, at age 19, Frey played the acoustic guitar and performed background vocals on Seger’s single, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”. Frey has said that Seger strongly encouraged and influenced him to focus on writing original songs. They remained good friends and occasional songwriting partners in later years, and Frey would also sing on Seger’s songs such as “Fire Lake” and “Against the Wind”.

Frey met drummer Don Henley in 1970. They were signed to the same label, Amos Records, at that time and both spent time at the Troubadour. When Linda Ronstadt needed a backup band for an upcoming tour, her manager John Boylan hired Frey because he needed someone who could play rhythm guitar and sing. Don Henley was approached by Frey to join Ronstadt. Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon were also hired, although as the backing band personnel changed through the tour, the four had only played once together at a gig at Disneyland. Frey and Henley decided to form a band together while on the tour, and they were joined by Meisner on bass and Leadon on guitar, banjo, steel guitar, mandolin and dobro, forming the Eagles, with Frey playing guitar and keyboards and Henley playing drums. The band went on to become one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time. Frey wrote or co-wrote (often with Henley) many of the group’s songs, and sang the lead vocals on a number of Eagles hits including “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling”, “Already Gone”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, “New Kid in Town”, “Heartache Tonight” and “How Long”.

The Eagles broke up around 1980 and reunited in 1994, when they released a new album titled Hell Freezes Over. The album had live tracks and four new songs. The Hell Freezes Over Tour followed. In 2012 on The Tavis Smiley Show, Frey told Smiley, “When the Eagles broke up, people used to ask me and Don, ‘When are the Eagles getting back together?’ We used to answer, ‘When Hell freezes over.’ We thought it was a pretty good joke. People have the misconception that we were fighting a lot. It is not true. We had a lot of fun. We had a lot more fun than I think people realize.” At their first live concert of 1994, Frey told the crowd, “For the record, we never broke up. We just took a 14-year vacation.”

As a television actor, Frey guest starred on Miami Vice in the first-season episode “Smuggler’s Blues”, inspired by his hit song of the same name, and had a starring role in the “Dead Dog Arc” of Wiseguy. He was also the star of South of Sunset, which was canceled after one episode. In the late 1990s, he guest-starred on Nash Bridges as a policeman whose teenage daughter had run amok and gone on a crime spree with her sociopathic boyfriend. In 2002, he appeared on HBO’s Arliss, playing a political candidate who double-crosses Arliss and must pay a high price for it.

Frey’s first foray into film was his starring role in Let’s Get Harry, a 1986 film about a group of plumbers who travel to Colombia to rescue a friend from a drug lord. Frey’s next film appearance was a smaller role in Cameron Crowe’s third film, Jerry Maguire (1996). Frey played the frugal general manager of the Arizona Cardinals football team who, in the film’s climax, finally agrees to pay Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character, wide receiver Rod Tidwell, a large professional contract.

From about 2000, Frey had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, which affected various joints of his body. The medication that he was prescribed to control the disease eventually led to colitis and pneumonia, and in November 2015, the Eagles announced that they were postponing their appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors because Frey required surgery for intestinal problems and needed a lengthy recovery period. He never had the surgery due to complications from pneumonia and was placed in a medically induced coma at Columbia University Medical Center. Frey died there on January 18, 2016, at the age of 67 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. Medications for rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis can compromise the immune system’s ability to fight off pneumonia. In January 2018, Frey’s widow filed a suit against Mount Sinai Hospital and gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz for the wrongful death of Frey.

Frey was publicly mourned by his friends, fellow musicians and bandmates including Don Henley, Randy Meisner, J. D. Souther, Jack Tempchin, Irving Azoff, Linda Ronstadt, Don Felder, and Bob Seger. At the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, the remaining members of the Eagles and Jackson Browne performed “Take It Easy” in his honor. A life-sized statue of Frey was unveiled at the Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona, on September 24, 2016, to honor his songwriting contributions to “Take It Easy”, made famous by the Eagles as their first single in 1972. The road that runs next to the high school he attended now bears his name.

 

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