David Bowie Estate Shares Previously Unreleased ‘Karma Man,’ ‘Silly Boy Blue’

David Bowie’s estate recently shared two previously unreleased songs – “Karma Man” and exclusive B-side “Silly Boy Blue (Alternative Ending Mix).”

Both songs will feature on the upcoming album Toy, Bowie’s long-shelved 2001 album, which will be released by Parlophone/ISO Records.

“Karma Man” was initially recorded by Bowie in September 1967 and debuted on John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 show in the Spring of 1968, but it was not officially released until 1970 on The World Of David Bowie album. In 2000, the song was re-tracked by Bowie, backed by his Glastonbury band for inclusion on the Toy album.

“Silly Boy Blue” originally appeared on Bowie’s 1967 self-titled debut album and along with “Karma Man” reflected his interest in Tibetan culture.

Speaking about “Karma Man,” Toy co-producer Mark Plati said, “Karma Man is notable for Cuong Vu’s opening and closing lines, and especially the glorious backing vocals from Holly Palmer, Emm Gryner, and Lisa Germano – they had so much to do with the sound of Toy, and this is a prime example.”

“When I re-listened to these tracks, the sound of fall 2000 came flooding out of the speakers, from a song I’d not heard since then,” he added. “I’m not too proud to say I shed a bit of a tear, something that happened a few times while mixing it.”

Source: RTT Music News


Born on this day in 1945 – Leslie West

Born on this day in 1945 – American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Leslie West with Mountain, 1970 US No.21 single ‘Mississippi Queen’, and a member of West Bruce & Laing. In 2011, due to complications from diabetes, West’s right leg had to be amputated. He died on Dec 22, 2020 age 75 after suffering a heart attack in his home near Daytona, Florida.


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Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil Injured In Fall Off Stage

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil broke a few of his ribs after he fell off the stage during a solo concert in Tennessee on Friday, October 15.

Neil had been performing with his band at the Monsters on the Mountain festival in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, when he suffered the fall. Neil was one of the headliner acts for the three-day music festival.

Billboard reports that Neil walked towards the front of the stage encouraging the crowd to clap along while playing Mötley Crüe’s “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away).” However, he accidentally stepped off the edge and fell four feet.

Neil was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, where X-rays revealed that he suffered broken ribs, according to an onstage announcement from Neil’s bassist Dana Strum.

“The truth is, Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell,” Strum told the crowd. “Now that sucks for us and him. He was so excited to be here. He lives in Tennessee. But he was willing to stick it out and tough it out when the people back here were telling him ‘Don’t do it.’ Let’s have one good round of applause, please, for this guy.”

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1957 – Steve Lukather

Born on this day in 1957 – Guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger and record producer Steve Lukather, who with Toto had the 1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single ‘Africa’. Lukather has recorded guitar tracks for more than 1,500 albums including the guitar solo for Olivia Newton-John’s 1981 No.1 single ‘Physical’, Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’, and was also heavily involved in the recording of virtually all of Jackson’s Thriller album.

Check Out The Trailer For Peter Jackson’s New Beatles Documentary

Peter Jackson has dropped the first official trailer for his highly-awaited documentary about The Beatles.

The Beatles: Get Back, which was initially scheduled for theatrical release on August 27, will drop as a three-part miniseries this fall. Each episode will be about two hours in length and will drop on November 25, 26 and 27, 2021, exclusively on Disney+.

The four-minute trailer, which dropped last Wednesday, shows restored archival footage from the Beatles’ old days and band interviews.

Jackson collected nearly 60 hours of footage captured by Let It Be director Michael Lindsay-Hogg in January 1969. Jackson spent nearly three years restoring and editing the footage recorded during the band’s recording sessions for their 12th studio album.

“In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s remarkable footage captured multiple storylines,” Jackson said. “The story of friends and of individuals. It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership. It is a detailed account of the creative process, with the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early 1969.”

“But it’s not nostalgia—it’s raw, honest, and human. Over six hours, you’ll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible,” he added.

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1950 – Tom Petty

Born on this day in 1950 – Tom Petty. He was the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had the 1977 single ‘American Girl’, the 1989 single ‘I Won’t Back Down’, and the 1991 album ‘Into The Great Wide Open’. With the Traveling Wilburys, the 1988 single ‘Handle With Care’. Petty has also released a string of solo albums, and Throughout his career and has sold over 60 million albums. Petty died on October 2, 2017.

Sting Shares New Music Video For ‘If It’s Love’

Sting recently released a new music video for “If It’s Love,” a song off his forthcoming album, The Bridge, due out on November 19 via A&M/Interscope/Cherrytree Records.

The breezy tune, which is now available on all digital platforms, exhibits Sting’s undeniable gift for melody.

Lukas McFarlane directed the video, which was filmed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London and Theatres De La Ville in Luxembourg.

The video shows Sting sitting in a theater singing to the camera. The visual also features dancers from the Message In A Bottle group.

Source: RTT Music News

Neil Young And Crazy Horse To Release New Album ‘Barn’

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have announced a new album Barn, which will drop on December 10 through Reprise Records.

“Barn is very special,” Young says on the Neil Young Archives.
“It rock. It rolls…I wish it was out now. It’s got songs that are part of these times.”

Young has also released “Song of the Seasons” from the album. “This is the first track of Barn, our new album with Crazy Horse,” Young wrote to fans. “It’s the oldest song on the record, written about this time last year.”

“Lookin’ through this clear vinyl window,” Young sings in the song.
“At the city and it’s lights/Masked people walkin’ everywhere/It’s humanity in my sights.”

Barn is a follow-up to Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s 2019 album Colorado. Earlier this year, Young and Crazy Horse released Way Down in the Rust Bucket, a live album recorded in 1990 at a small club in Santa Cruz, California.

Barn Tracklist:

01 Song of the Seasons
02 Heading West
03 Change Ain’t Never Gonna
04 Canerican
05 Shape of You
06 They Might Be Lost
07 Human Race
08 Tumblin’ Thru the Years
09 Welcome Back
10 Don’t Forget Love

Source: RTT Music News


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