Born on this day in 1947 – American musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist, Jim Messina, who with Buffalo Springfield scored the 1967 US No.17 single ‘For What It’s Worth’. With the soft rock duo Loggins and Messina he had the 1972 US No.4 single ‘Your Mama Don’t Dance’.
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The B-52’s recently announced via social media that they will end their farewell tour next year with a 10-night residency at the Venetian Theatre at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas.
The shows are set to take place May 5-6, 10, and 12-13; August 25-26, and 30; and September 2-3, according to the band.
The schedule follows the band’s previously announced headlining dates on January 6-8 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, which were rescheduled earlier this month after Kate Pierson came down with strep throat.
“While it is true our touring days are ending soon in Georgia, we invite you to join us in the entertainment capital of the universe … Vegas!!” the band wrote on Facebook. “Let’s do this!”
“Who knew what started as a way to have some fun and play music for our friends’ at house parties in Athens in 1977 would evolve into over 45 years of making music and touring the world,” Pierson said earlier this year when the farewell tour was announced. “It’s been cosmic.”
Source: RTT Music News
Born on this day in 1960 – Rick Savage, bass player, Def Leppard, (1987 UK No.6 single ‘Animal’ 1987 world wide No.1 album Hysteria 1988 US No.1 single ‘Love Bites’).
This week’s H & S Feed & Country Store Pets of the Week are Barron & Dottie, a couple of adorable 3 year old domestic shorthair kitties. Barron & Dottie are best buds, and they’d love to be adopted as a pair, but it’s not neccessary. Barron isn’t a fan of other male cats, but he loves playing with female cats and Dottie is his favorite. Both would make great companions, and they’d love to meet you!
If you’d like to set up an appointment to meet Barron & Dottie 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 Barron & Dottie with Shanna from Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter here:
Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac has passed away at the age of 79. In a statement, her family said she passed away “peacefully” after a short illness yesterday morning. There’s no word on what that illness was, but she was in the company of loved ones.
While younger audiences might not know her, they do know the band – and the music? It’s ingrained in American culture. As for McVie, she was not only a founding member of the band, but she was a key contributor to the group’s multi-platinum success.
McVie joined Fleetwood Mac as a permanent member in 1971 after marrying bass player John McVie, served as a principal songwriter, vocalist and keyboardist. Among the songs she’s best known for? “Say You Love Me,” “Over My Head” and “You Make Loving Fun.” As you might imagine, reactions are pouring in from the music world and beyond. Here’s a sampling:
- “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie,” Fleetwood Mac says in a statement. “She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.”
- Taking to her socials, bandmate Stevie Nicks posted an image of a handwritten note and called McVie her “best friend in the whole world” since 1975. “A few hours ago,” Nicks wrote. “I was told that my best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975, had passed away. I didn’t even know she was ill…until late Saturday night. I wanted to be in London; I wanted to get to London—but we were told to wait. So, since Saturday, one song has been swirling around in my head, over and over and over. I thought I might possibly get to sing it to her, and so, I’m singing it to her now.” That song? The 2020 HAIM song, “Hallelujah.”
- In a statement to “Variety,” the Eagles called her music “a gift to the world.” “We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Christine McVie, the offer. “Hers was a vibrant, soulful spirit, and her music was, and will remain, a gift to the world. We had the utmost admiration and respect for Christine. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family, her bandmates, and her legions of fans.”
- Sheryl Crow called her an icon. “I am so sad to hear of Christine McVie going on to heaven,” she offered via Instagram. “The world feels weird without her here. What a legend and an icon and an amazing human being. RIP”
- Drive By Truckers offered, “Christine McVie had the most hits of anyone in Fleetwood Mac, yet was somehow the most underrated member. Never flashy, alway great. She was the glue that held all those crazy wonderful elements together. Her songs had a soulfulness unhampered by pretense. RIP.”
- Heart’s Ann Wilson posted a vintage photo of McVie with the caption, “Christine was a gem. Soulful, classy and a beautiful songwriter. ’Over my head’ was always my sultry, angelic favorite. Bon Voyage sweet soul!”
- Duran Duran took to Twitter to offer: “So so sad to hear about Christine McVie an artist I held dear and close to my heart. One of the greatest all time songwriters, singers, and band members, she radiated both purity and sass in equal measure, bringing light to the music of the 70s.”
- The rock band Garbage offered a simple statement: “Gutted to learn about the passing of Christine McVie. Just gutted. Songbird forever.” ‘Songbird’ being a reference of one of McVie’s songs.
Born on this day in 1944 – Eric Bloom, guitar, vocals from American hard rock band Blue Oyster Cult who scored the 1976 US No.12 & 1978 UK No.16 single ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’. Blue Oyster Cult have sold over 24 million records worldwide.
Rock legends Def Leppard recently shared the official live “Stadium Tour” video for the song “Kick.”
The clip was filmed during the band’s summer 2022 “The Stadium Tour” with Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
“Kick” was the first single from Def Leppard’s latest album, Diamond Star Halos, which arrived in May via UMe.
“It’s a stadium anthem, and we were about to go into stadiums,” singer Joe Elliott said about “Kick”. “We didn’t write it for that reason, but Phil’s always trying to write the next ‘Sugar’ or ‘We Will Rock You’ or ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’. We all are, but he actually came up with one, and it’s, like, ‘Yeah, we’ve got to do that,’ so now it’s a 15-song record.”
“The Stadium Tour” was originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020 but ended up being pushed back to 2021 and then to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Def Leppard are now set to perform across Latin America and Europe in 2023, with dates kicking off February 18 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Source: RTT Music News
Ringo Starr recently shared a brand new music video for “Everyone and Everything,” marking the new availability of his EP3 in vinyl and cassette formats.
The video is directed by Kil Arens. In the clip, Starr can be seen playing the drums in an open space and also walking amongst colorful backgrounds.
The single “Everyone and Everything” was written by Linda Perry and is about saving the planet and helping the environment.
“We can try to make life better, or all just disappear,” Starr sings. “Let’s hope we wake up real soon.”
Starr’s EP3 was released digitally and on CD in September and it is now out on special 10″ vinyl and limited edition see-through royal blue cassette.
“I had so much fun making this record, and I love that the vinyl and this video for it are coming out as we head into Thanksgiving,” Ringo shared. “As I’ve said before, every song on this EP relates to Peace and Love. And this track that Linda wrote for me has such a beautiful message, reminding us to be thankful, to be giving, to be more peace and loving.”
Source: RTT Music News
Born on this day in 1947 – Ronnie Montrose, guitarist with Montrose and the Edgar Winter Group, (1973 US No.1 & UK No.18 single ‘Frankenstein). He died on 3 March 2012 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after taking his own life.
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