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Mar212018

Cheap Trick's Robin Zander to make Broadway debut in classical/rock mashup musical "Rocktopia"

Courtesy of Rocktopia; Danny McClisterCheap Trick frontman Robin Zander has signed on to make an appearance as a featured singer next month in the just-launched Broadway production Rocktopia, which combines classic rock with classical music.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's stint with the show will run from April 23 to April 29, and will mark his Broadway debut.

Rocktopia features a variety of accomplished vocalists performing with a 20-piece orchestra, a rock band and a 40-person choir, and the repertoire includes songs by Journey, Queen, U2, Aerosmith, Heart, Led Zeppelin and The Who, as well as classical works from the likes of Mozart, Handel, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven. Fans also can expect Zander to sing at least one classic Cheap Trick tune during his stint.

Train singer Pat Monahan is currently the featured guest singer in Rocktopia through the show's April 8 performance. The production's six week run began Tuesday, March 20, at New York's Broadway Theater, with its official opening scheduled for March 27. It winds down on April 29, which also will be Zander's last performance.

Tickets for Rocktopia are on sale now via Telecharge.com.

As previously reported, Zander and Cheap Trick will be teaming up with Poison for a North American tour that kicks off May 18 in Irvine, California. Visit CheapTrick.com to check out the band's full itinerary.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

South Central geisha? Jhené Aiko releases two videos for "Never Call Me"

Courtesy of Jhené Aiko Efuru ChilomboJhené Aiko has a message for all her ex-lovers: "Never Call Me." 

That's the title of a song featured on her sophomore album, Trip and she's also released not one, but two music videos for the bold track. 

The first visual shows Jhené having a good time in her hometown of South Central Los Angeles with a bunch of friends, including Nipsey Hussle, ATL actress Lauren London and Mila J

She tells Billboard that she wanted to film one of the videos for "Never Call Me" in the L.A. area because "I love where I'm from."

Jhené continues, "I put on for my city as often as possible. I visit my neighborhood as often as possible. I talk about my neighborhood a few times in the song, so I wanted to show people where I'm from and introduce my fans to the people I love...my family and the people I grew up with." 

The star's other video for "Never Call Me" also appears to pay tribute to her Japanese roots: She's seen dressed in a geisha-inspired outfit. 

You can watch both videos on YouTube now.  

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Wednesday
Mar212018

CMA Fest on the cheap: How to see some of your favorite stars without spending a dime

Country Music Association When CMA Fest takes over downtown Nashville June 7-10, it'll bring with it four nights of the biggest names in country music, onstage at Nissan Stadium. You'll need to buy a ticket for those concerts -- which feature everyone from Luke Bryan to Carrie Underwood to Chris Stapleton -- but if it’s free entertainment you’re looking for, there’s plenty of that as well. 

In addition to superstars at Nissan Stadium, CMA Fest also boasts hundreds of artists playing eleven stages all around Music City, and most of those won't cost you a dime.

For example, Jordan Davis, Devin Dawson, Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes, High Valley, LANCO, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, Michael Ray, Granger Smith, Morgan Wallen, Aaron Watson and many more will play the Riverfront stage on the Cumberland during the day.

Meanwhile, newcomers like Ashley McBryde and American Idol winner Trent Harmon will grace the Breakout Stage in Walk of Fame Park across from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

You’ll also be able to see heritage artists like Tracy Lawrence, Lorrie Morgan, and Restless Heart on the Budweiser Forever Country Stage.

Look for more CMA Fest announcements in the coming weeks. This is the 47th year for the festival overall, and the 15th year that it'll be recorded for an ABC-TV special.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Linkin Park's Music for Relief charity joins Entertainment Industry Foundation

ABC/Randy HolmesLinkin Park's charity Music for Relief, which the band founded following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, has joined forces with the Entertainment Industry Foundation to become the long-running organization's official crisis relief program.

"My bandmates and I founded Music for Relief in the spirit of collaboration; recognizing that we could do more in partnership with others," guitarist Brad Delson tells Billboard. "Joining forces with EIF exemplifies the teamwork that will make both entities stronger."

"The Entertainment Industry Foundation has the capability to activate the entertainment community around a cause, which is what we set out to achieve with Music for Relief," he added.

Music for Relief has raised over $11 million since it started, and has helped the survivors of natural disasters included Hurricane Katrina and earthquakes in Haiti, Japan and Nepal.

In commemoration of Bennington's birthday Tuesday, Music for Relief launched a fundraiser through its One More Light Fund to benefit 320 Changes Direction, a mental health awareness campaign started by Chester wife, Talinda.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

We ARE the Jet Set: Kelsea Ballerini conquers Australia with Morgan Evans by her side

ABC/Image Group LA Kelsea Ballerini only planned one international stop on her headlining Unapologetically Tour, but it was a sell-out:  She played Sydney’s Metro Theatre Tuesday in Australia.

Kelsea’s Australian-born husband, Morgan Evans, was by her side for the trip, as she unveiled her new single, “I Hate Love Songs,” on Australia's 2018 CMC Music Awards. The pair met exactly two years ago, as they hosted the show together. Last December, they tied the knot in Mexico.

The trip Down Under was the continuation of a trek that started with London's Country to Country festival, and then took the “Legends” hitmaker from England to Glasgow, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland. Along the way, her performances propelled both her Unapologetically album and “I Hate Love Songs” to #1 on the iTunes country charts in the United Kingdom.

The ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee should have some time to get over her jet lag, before she resumes her Unapologetically trek April 3 in Columbus, Ohio.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Blake Shelton heads for the mountains for new Ole Red location

Ole Red/Ryman Hospitality PropertiesBlake Shelton’s Ole Red empire continues to expand.

The star of The Voice announced Wednesday that he and his partners, Ryman Hospitality Properties, will open a new Ole Red location in the mountain retreat of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The $9 million, 16 thousand square-foot, two-story bar and restaurant should be ready by the spring of 2019.

“Gatlinburg is one of my all-time favorite places,” Blake says. “This part of the country is full of people who love good food, great music, family and, most importantly, a good time. That’s what Ole Red is all about, and I can’t wait to give my fans another place to have fun in Gatlinburg.”

The Nashville location is set to open next month, while the one in Blake’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma has been operating since September of 2017.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Watch now: Sara Bareilles sings “Everything’s Alright” as Mary Magdalene in "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert"

James Dimmock/NBCIn the latest promo for NBC’s Easter broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, we get a sneak peek of Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene.

The clip shows Sara singing her version of “Everything’s Alright” from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. We see her embracing John Legend’s Jesus and also catch a glimpse of rock legend Alice Cooper as King Herod.

Of course, this is just rehearsal footage, since the musical will air live, Sunday, April 1, at 8 p.m. ET.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

In his new "Starboy" comic book, The Weeknd will battle a cannibal 

Image Group LA/ABCRemember back in October when The Weeknd unveiled the cover of his very own Starboy Marvel comic book on Instagram

Well, new details for the comic book, titled The Weeknd Presents: Starboy - Vol. I - Issue 1, have been revealed.  

According to the comics website NewsaramaStarboy will center around a fictional city called Alphatron, which is in the grip of a crime wave led by a villainous cannibal named Jack "The Chef" Smiley. 

Can Starboy save the day?   

Well, as the blurb notes, "The city is in dire need of a hero. It will not get one……but it will get what it deserves."

The Weeknd is listed as a co-writer of Starboy, which is based on the singer's hit single of the same name.

As previously reported, the "Earned It" entertainer announced the comic on Twitter before his appearance at New York Comic Con last year.  

Starboy is set to drop in June. 

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Taylor Swift wants to shake her legal fees off onto the guys who sued her and lost

Mert & MarcusTaylor Swift emerged triumphant in a recent case against two songwriters who claimed unsuccessfully that she ripped off one of their songs.  Now, she wants them to play her legal bill.

As previously reported, the songwriters, Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, tried to claim that Taylor's #1 hit "Shake It Off" was stolen from their 2001 song, "Playas Gon' Play," recorded by 3LW.  Hall and Butler claimed "Shake It Off" ripped off their lyrics “players, they gonna play, and haters, they gonna hate."  But a judge ruled in Taylor's favor, declaring, "In order for such short phrases to be protected under the Copyright Act, they must be more creative than the lyrics at issue here.”

Now, in legal documents filed March 16 and obtained by The Blast, Taylor's attorney is asking that the two compensate her for more than $72,000 in legal fees she spent to defend herself in the suit, which she won.  The motion has not yet been ruled on.

The attorney also says before Hall and Butler sued, they demanded $30 million.  According to the documents, Taylor's team felt the claim was frivolous and warned the two not to sue, saying they had no case.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Report: Roger Daltrey rakes in $1 million to play at California doctor's 60th birthday party

ABC/Rick CartwrightRoger Daltrey helped make a California doctor's 60th birthday an extremely special one, when the Who singer and his solo band played Saturday at a party for the pain-medicine specialist, TMZ reports.

According to the tabloid website, Dr. Craig Flashner, who owns more than 500 nursing homes across the U.S., paid a cool million dollars to have Roger rock out at his bash. A video clip posted on TMZ from the party shows Daltrey onstage singing "My Generation" as Dr. Flashner helps out with backing vocals.

A separate video posted on YouTube captures Roger and his band playing "Won't Get Fooled Again."

The party, which took place at Flashner's home in the Los Angeles suburb of Westlake Village, also featured Cirque du Soleil performers and fire eaters.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Corey Taylor shares Audioslave cover in honor of Chris Cornell

ABC/Randy HolmesCorey Taylor has shared a brief cover of the Audioslave song "Getaway Car" in honor of the late Chris Cornell. The Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman posted his piano-based take on the track on his Instagram.

"A little tribute to a sorely missed artist," Taylor wrote in the caption, along with the hashtag "#Cornell."

Following Cornell's death last May, Taylor and Stone Sour performed a cover of Soundgarden's "Outshined."

In related news, System of a Down's Serj Tankian joined Cornell's Audioslave band mates Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brand Wilk to perform "Like a Stone" in honor of the late musician during a Prophets of Rage show in New Zealand Tuesday.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Shawn Mendes, Sting & more to help Queen Elizabeth mark 92nd birthday

ABC/Image Group LAIt'll be a royal celebration when some of music's top names gather in London to help celebrate the 92nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Shawn Mendes, Sting and his current collaborator Shaggy, Australian pop star Kylie Minogue and legendary crooner Tom Jones will all perform live from London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, April 21, with the festivities broadcast on the BBC.  The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend the event, as will various heads of government from around the world.

Highlights of the concert will be broadcast on the BBC World Service.

This event is part of just one of the Queen's two official birthday celebrations.  Her actual birthday is April 21, but her official birthday is the second Saturday in June.  The British monarch's "official birthday" is usually celebrated during the summer, to ensure good weather for the annual Birthday Parade, also known as the Trooping of the Colour.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Shawn Mendes, Anne Marie & more to help Queen Elizabeth mark 92nd birthday

ABC/Image Group LAIt'll be a royal celebration when some of music's top names gather in London to help celebrate the 92nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Shawn Mendes, "Rockabye" and "Friends" singer Anne Marie, Sting and Shaggy, Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, and legendary crooner Tom Jones will all perform live from London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, April 21, with festivities broadcast on the BBC.  The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend the event, as will various heads of government from around the world.

Highlights of the concert will be broadcast on the BBC World Service.

This event is part of just one of the Queen's two official birthday celebrations.  Her actual birthday is April 21, but her official birthday is the second Saturday in June.  The British monarch's "official birthday" is usually celebrated during the summer, to ensure good weather for the annual Birthday Parade, also known as the Trooping of the Colour.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Azealia Banks explains past hardships after dropping "Soda" music video

Brad Barket/Getty ImagesAzealia Banks is no longer hiding "behind tired eyes." Tuesday, the rapper dropped the music video for her track, "Soda," which comes from her 2014 debut album, Broke with Expensive Taste

She also explains the message behind the track, which is really about a dark period of her life during 2012.

Wednesday, Azealia wrote on Instagram, "Everything in the world was going well for me but I was just so sad. Earlier in the year I broke up with someone I thought I'd be with forever and was finding it hard to cope with the loneliness." 

"The guy served many roles in my life including being the very first father figure I'd ever had. When we broke up many pieces of what I considered to be my life and family fell apart." 

Azealia goes on to say she was also dealing with men in hip-hop who were "constantly disrespecting me and my craft" and that the "physical effects of anxiety and depression" were just too much to handle at the time. 

"I started experimenting with self-medication...you name it...i tried it...after building a tolerance to everything, I decided to go to a psychiatrist and get a prescription for anti-depressants," she adds. 

After trying several types of anti-depressant drugs, the recording artist says there "was still this aching loneliness and impending sense of doom." 

She continues, "There was a time when my dresser counter was cluttered with empty prescription bottles, half smoked joints, empty wine bottles and take-out receipts...when is when I wrote the first words to this song..."

The video for "Soda" is online now

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Getting married? Splitting up? Liam Payne says he and partner Cheryl are "somewhere in between"

Karwai Tang/WireImageLiam Payne's relationship with his partner, British entertainer Cheryl, have been the subject of rumors lately, with various reports claiming they're splitting up.  But Liam tells the U.K.'s Evening Standard magazine that the press should make up their minds.

"The funniest thing was, a week before, we were getting married. The next week we’re splitting up," says Liam, referring to media reports about him and Cheryl. "And the thing for me is, I just like to think we’re somewhere in the middle."

"You know, we have our struggles," he adds. "Of course I’m not gonna sit here and say that everything’s absolutely fine and dandy, because of course you go through different things, and that’s what a relationship is.   But we go through them together as a family and that’s the most important thing for me."

The singer admits, "This part of our relationship was never not going to happen -- there was always going to be a little bit of tenseness in the way we sort ourselves out, but tell me a relationship in the world that doesn’t go through a spot like that?" 

"It’s about whether you make it through or not, together...it's about making it work for us, not making it work how people think it should work,” he added.

Liam and Cheryl's son, Bear, celebrates his first birthday Thursday, March 22, and the couple are purposely guarding his privacy.

"Rather than being pictured and being put in places, I wanna give him the chance [to be out of the spotlight]," says Liam. "If I take it away from him now, he never has the chance to go back.” 

According to the Evening Standard, Liam will release a new single, "Familiar" next month, with his debut solo album due later this year.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Beyoncé and JAY-Z on the run...in Jamaica?

PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentBeyoncé and JAY-Z were reportedly spotted Tuesday in Trench Town, Jamaica shooting a top-secret project. 

A video, shared by the Beyoncé Twitter fan account Beyoncé Legion, shows the celebrity couple riding together on a motorcycle, with Hov at the wheel. 

Another video shows a crowd of fans waiting to catch a glimpse of Bey and Jay.  

Several photos of the two were also posted on the Twitter fan page.

There's no word yet on whether Bey and Jay are shooting a music video or a promo for their upcoming On the Run II tour, but Beyoncé Legion reports that the project is being directed by "Formation" music video director Melina Matsoukas.  

As previously noted, Beyoncé and JAY-Z have added nine more dates to their upcoming On the Run II stadium tour. 

Those shows include Amsterdam on June 20, Washington, D.C. on July 27, East Rutherford, NJ on August 3, Chicago on August 11, Columbus, Ohio on August 16, Columbia, South Carolina on August 21, Atlanta on August 26, Los Angeles September 23, and Seattle on October 4.   

There are now 29 North American dates in all.

The tour is set to kick off on Wednesday, June 6 in Cardiff, Wales and then head to the U.S. beginning in Cleveland on July 25.

Pre-sale for the new North American dates starts today.   

For complete tour information and tickets, visit Live Nation or Beyonce.com. 

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Fleetwood Mac' "Rumours" among the musical works entered into National Recording Registry

RhinoFleetwood Mac's best-selling 1977 album Rumours is among the 25 entries for 2017 into The Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, the collection of recorded works singled out for their historical, cultural or aesthetic significance.

Also on the list: rock 'n' roll pioneers Bill Haley and His Comets' influential 1954 single "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" (single), Kenny Loggins' chart-topping 1984 hit "Footloose," Arlo Guthrie's 1967 Thanksgiving classic "Alice's Restaurant Massacree," the soundtrack to the 1965 movie musical The Sound of Music, The Temptations' 1964 smash "My Girl," Chic's 1978 disco classic "Le Freak" and Run-DMC's 1986 album Raising Hell, featuring the rap group's groundbreaking collaboration with Aerosmith on "Walk This Way."

Not every recording entering the registry is music.  Among the more eclectic entries are "Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization (4/25/45-6/26/45)" and the 1972 album An Evening with Groucho, documenting the final one-man show by the legendary comedian Groucho Marx.

This latest batch of entries bring the total number of recordings in the National Recording Registry to 500.

Here are all 25 of this year's entries, in chronological order:

"Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta" (single), Victor Herbert and his Orchestra (1911)
"Standing Rock Preservation Recordings, George Herzog and Members of the Yanktoni Tribe" (1928)
"Lamento Borincano" (single), Canario y Su Grupo (1930)
"Sitting on Top of the World" (single), Mississippi Sheiks (1930)
The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas (album), Artur Schnabel (1932-1935)
"If I Didn't Care" (single), The Ink Spots (1939)
"Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization (4/25/45-6/26/45)"
Folk Songs of the Hills (album), Merle Travis (1946)
"How I Got Over" (single), Clara Ward and the Ward Singers (1950)
"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" (single), Bill Haley and His Comets (1954)
Calypso, Harry Belafonte (1956)
"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" (single), Tony Bennett (1962)
"King Biscuit Time" (radio), Sonny Boy Williamson II and others (1965)
"My Girl" (single), The Temptations (1964)
The Sound of Music (soundtrack), Various (1965)
"Alice's Restaurant Massacree" (single), Arlo Guthrie (1967)
New Sounds in Electronic Music (album), Steve Reich, Richard Maxfield, Pauline Oliveros (1967)
An Evening with Groucho (album), Groucho Marx (1972)
Rumours (album), Fleetwood Mac (1977)
"The Gambler" (single), Kenny Rogers (1978)
"Le Freak" (single), Chic (1978)
"Footloose" (single), Kenny Loggins (1984)
Raising Hell (album), Run-DMC (1986)
"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" (single), Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine (1987)
Yo-Yo Ma Premieres:  Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra (album), Various (1996)

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Works by Fleetwood Mac, Kenny Loggins, Temptations among latest National Recording Registry entries

RhinoFleetwood Mac's best-selling 1977 album Rumours, Kenny Loggins' chart-topping 1984 hit "Footloose" and The Temptations' 1964 smash "My Girl" are among the 25 entries for 2017 into The Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, the collection of recorded works singled out for their historical, cultural or aesthetic significance.

Also on the list: rock 'n' roll pioneers Bill Haley and His Comets' influential 1954 single "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock," Tony Bennett's signature 1962 ballad "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," the soundtrack to the 1965 movie musical The Sound of Music, Arlo Guthrie's 1967 Thanksgiving classic "Alice's Restaurant Massacree," Chic's 1978 disco hit "Le Freak," Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine's 1987 single "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," and Run-DMC's 1986 album Raising Hell, featuring the rap group's groundbreaking collaboration with Aerosmith on "Walk This Way."

Not every recording entering the registry is music.  Among the more eclectic entries are "Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization (4/25/45-6/26/45)" and the 1972 album An Evening with Groucho, documenting the final one-man show by the legendary comedian Groucho Marx.

This latest batch of entries bring the total number of recordings in the National Recording Registry to 500.

Here are all 25 of this year's entries, in chronological order:

"Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta" (single), Victor Herbert and his Orchestra (1911)
"Standing Rock Preservation Recordings, George Herzog and Members of the Yanktoni Tribe" (1928)
"Lamento Borincano" (single), Canario y Su Grupo (1930)
"Sitting on Top of the World" (single), Mississippi Sheiks (1930)
The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas (album), Artur Schnabel (1932-1935)
"If I Didn't Care" (single), The Ink Spots (1939)
"Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization (4/25/45-6/26/45)"
Folk Songs of the Hills (album), Merle Travis (1946)
"How I Got Over" (single), Clara Ward and the Ward Singers (1950)
"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" (single), Bill Haley and His Comets (1954)
Calypso, Harry Belafonte (1956)
"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" (single), Tony Bennett (1962)
"King Biscuit Time" (radio), Sonny Boy Williamson II and others (1965)
"My Girl" (single), The Temptations (1964)
The Sound of Music (soundtrack), Various (1965)
"Alice's Restaurant Massacree" (single), Arlo Guthrie (1967)
New Sounds in Electronic Music (album), Steve Reich, Richard Maxfield, Pauline Oliveros (1967)
An Evening with Groucho (album), Groucho Marx (1972)
Rumours (album), Fleetwood Mac (1977)
"The Gambler" (single), Kenny Rogers (1978)
"Le Freak" (single), Chic (1978)
"Footloose" (single), Kenny Loggins (1984)
Raising Hell (album), Run-DMC (1986)
"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" (single), Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine (1987)
Yo-Yo Ma Premieres:  Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra (album), Various (1996)

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Works by Fleetwood Mac, Kenny Loggins, Gloria Estefan among National Recording Registry entries 

Warner Bros.Fleetwood Mac's best-selling 1977 album Rumours, Kenny Loggins' #1 hit "Footloose" and Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine's 1987 single "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" are among the 25 entries for 2017 into The Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, the collection of recorded works singled out for their historical, cultural or aesthetic significance.

Also on the list: the 1978 Kenny Rogers country classic "The Gambler," the soundtrack to the 1965 movie musical The Sound of Music, The Temptations' 1964 single "My Girl," Chic's 1978 disco classic "Le Freak," and Run-DMC's 1986 album Raising Hell, featuring the rap group's groundbreaking collaboration with Aerosmith on "Walk This Way."

Not every recording entering the registry is music.  Among the more eclectic entries are "Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization (4/25/45-6/26/45)" and the 1972 album An Evening with Groucho, documenting the final one-man show by the legendary comedian Groucho Marx.

This latest batch of entries bring the total number of recordings in the National Recording Registry to 500.

Here are all 25 of this year's entries, in chronological order:

"Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta" (single), Victor Herbert and his Orchestra (1911)
"Standing Rock Preservation Recordings, George Herzog and Members of the Yanktoni Tribe" (1928)
"Lamento Borincano" (single), Canario y Su Grupo (1930)
"Sitting on Top of the World" (single), Mississippi Sheiks (1930)
The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas (album), Artur Schnabel (1932-1935)
"If I Didn’t Care" (single), The Ink Spots (1939)
"Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization (4/25/45-6/26/45)"
Folk Songs of the Hills (album), Merle Travis (1946)
"How I Got Over" (single), Clara Ward and the Ward Singers (1950)
"(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" (single), Bill Haley and His Comets (1954)
Calypso, Harry Belafonte (1956)
"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" (single), Tony Bennett (1962)
"King Biscuit Time" (radio), Sonny Boy Williamson II and others (1965)
"My Girl" (single), The Temptations (1964)
The Sound of Music (soundtrack), Various (1965)
Alice’s Restaurant Massacree (single), Arlo Guthrie (1967)
New Sounds in Electronic Music (album), Steve Reich, Richard Maxfield, Pauline Oliveros (1967)
An Evening with Groucho (album), Groucho Marx (1972)
Rumours (album), Fleetwood Mac (1977)
"The Gambler" (single), Kenny Rogers (1978)
"Le Freak" (single), Chic (1978)
"Footloose" (single), Kenny Loggins (1984)
Raising Hell (album), Run-DMC (1986)
"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" (single), Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine (1987)
Yo-Yo Ma Premieres:  Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra (album), Various (1996)

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Panic! at the Disco announces new album, "Pray for the Wicked"; listen to two new songs now 

Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records; Rosanna Jones and The Visual Strategist After weeks of cryptic teasers, Panic! at the Disco has finally announced the details of their next album. The sixth studio effort from Brendon Urie and company is indeed called Pray for the Wicked, and will arrive June 22.

"After being away in New York for months doing Kinky Boots, I just wanted to hang out at home when I got back to L.A.," says Urie in a statement. "I was so revved up that I asked some friends to come over to my home studio to help me write about all the incredible things I've experienced the last couple of years. Pray For the Wicked is my 'thank you' to our fans and the most fun I've ever had making an album."

If you want a preview of what Pray for the Wicked sounds like, Panic! has shared not one, but two new songs from the album: "Say Amen (Saturday Night)" and "(F*** a) Silver Lining." Both songs are available for digital download, and "Say Amen" is accompanied by a video featuring Urie stylishly fighting off a group of home invaders, which you can watch now on YouTube.

In even more Panic! news, the band has announced a massive headlining tour in support of Pray for the Wicked, which begins July 11 in Minneapolis. The summer trek wraps up August 18 in Las Vegas.

You'll get access to a pre-sale for tickets if you pre-order Pray for the Wicked via the Panic! website. Otherwise, general on sale begins next Friday, March 30. Visit PanicattheDisco.com for ticket info.

Pray for the Wicked is the follow-up to Panic! at the Disco's 2016 album, Death of a Bachelor.

Here is the Pray for the Wicked track list:

"(F*** a) Silver Lining"
"Say Amen (Saturday Night)"
"Hey Look Ma, I Made It"
"High Hopes"
"Roaring 20s"
"Dancing's Not a Crime"
"One of the Drunks"
"The Overpass"
"King of the Clouds"
"Old Fashioned"
"Dying in LA"

And here are Panic! at the Disco's tour dates:

7/11 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
7/13 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
7/14 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
7/15 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
7/17 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
7/18 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
7/20 -- Uniondale, NY, NYCB Live: Nassau Coliseum
7/21 -- Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
7/22 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
7/24 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
7/25 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
7/27 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
7/28 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
7/29 -- Duluth, GA, Infinite Energy Center
7/31 -- Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center
8/1 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
8/3 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
8/4 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
8/5 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
8/7 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
8/8 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
8/10 -- Seattle, WA, KeyArena
8/11 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
8/12 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
8/14 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center
8/15 -- Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center
8/17 -- Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
8/18 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena

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