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Abbey Road Documentary Takes Fans Behind The Curtain

  • A new documentary directed by Mary McCartney, tells the story of the iconic Abbey Road studio.
  • The film features conversations about the studio with Elton John, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, and Paul McCartney, Mary’s dad.
  • “If These Walls Could Sing” will start streaming on December 16th on Disney+.
  • Source: Consequence

2023 Songwriter Hall of Fame Noms Are Out

  • The nominations are in for the 2023 Songwriter's Hall of Fame
  • Big names are up for induction, including Snoop Dogg, Bryan Adams, Jeff Lynne (ELO), Sade, REM, Steve Winwood and many others
  • The ceremony takes place June 15, 2023 in NYC
  • Source: Variety

See New Trailer For Whitney Houston Biopic

  • Whitney Houston was bigger than life - and the second trailer to her biopic "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" shows that
  • In the trailer we see Whitney facing down criticism that her music wasn't "black enough", and her complicated relationships with her father and her husband
  • The movie - starring Naomi Ackie as the legendary singer - comes out December 21
  • Source: Hollywood Life

Bruce Springsteen Plays At “Stand Up For Heroes”

  • Bruce Springsteen played a set at the annual Bob Woodruff Foundation benefit again this year.
  • He’s played the benefit every year since it started in 2007 except for 2017 when it conflicted with his Broadway run.
  • The Bob Woodruff Foundation supports charities and runs programs for US veterans.
  • Source: NME

Elton John Wants To Work More With Britney Spears, But In Person

  • Elton John wants to work with Britney Spears again, but this time in person.
  • Their recent duet “Hold Me Closer” was recorded while John was in London and Spears was in LA.
  • Elton John will embark on his final world tour, but will continue smaller performances and mentorship of new artists.
  • Source: Variety

Lionel Richie Tapped For AMA Icon Award

  • Lionel Richie will become the only artist to have appeared on the American Music Award stage in every decade since it began.
  • Richie will be there on November 20th to accept the Icon Award, given to artists whose music has had a global influence.
  • Fans can vote for other AMA categories through next Monday through the Billboard website or on Twitter.
  • Source: US Weekly

Rick Nielsen To Miss Cheap Trick Shows After Minor Procedure

  • Cheap Trick has announced that guitarist Rick Nielsen had “a minor procedure” that’s going to keep him from touring with the band for the next week.
  • Lead singer Robin Zander’s son Robin Tylor Zander will fill in on guitar for the band until Nielsen is able to return.
  • Zander Jr. has been a member of the band’s live lineup since 2014.
  • Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Sammy Hagar Says Wolfgang “Is Van Halen” Now

  • Sammy Hagar made it clear to Eddie Trunk that “There is no Van Halen” during a recent interview.
  • He then corrected himself and said that “Wolfie is Van Halen, okay?”, referring to Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang.
  • Hagar also revealed he’s not on speaking terms with David Lee Roth, and that a Van Halen tribute show might never happen.
  • Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Elton John Launches “Beyond The Yellow Brick Road” Roblox Experience

  • Elton John’s virtual space in Roblox is now open to the public.
  • The “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road” experience was created by Elton, Rocket Entertainment, and more than 20 Roblox creators.
  • John says “It’s genuinely thrilling, and I can’t wait to see the response from my fans and the Roblox community.”
  • Source: uDiscoverMusic

Bono Opens Book Tour In NYC

  • Bono opened the book tour for “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story” Wednesday night at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre.
  • The “Stories of Surrender” show featured music and stories from the U2 frontman.
  • Bono had an eight-hour operation in 2016 to repair a “blister” on his aorta.
  • Source: New York Post

Billy Joel & Stevie Nicks Announce More Shows

  • After announcing a co-headlining show in Arlington, Texas next year, Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks have added two more shows.
  • The new shows will take place in Los Angeles and Nashville, with tickets to all three shows on sale November 11th.
  • More shows are expected to be announced.
  • Source: Stevie Nicks

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Happens Tomorrow

  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony goes down tomorrow at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater.
  • This year's class includes Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics, Carly Simon, Eminem, Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie, with Judas Priest, receiving this year's Musical Excellence Award.
  • Olivia Rodrigo, Alanis Morissette, Maren Morris and Zac Brown are confirmed  to help celebrate the inductees.
  • HOF chairman John Sykes promises surprises, and hints that Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, The Edge and more will be on hand to induct this year's class.
  • Source: Forbes 

Billy Joel & Stevie Nicks To Co-Headline Texas Concert

  • Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks are teaming up for a co-headlining show next year.
  • The concert will take place April 8th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
  • This will be the first time the two artists have ever performed on the same stage.
  • Source: Billy Joel

Huey Lewis & The News Sell Catalog

  • Huey Lewis and The News are the latest artists to sell their catalog.
  • The group has sold their entire commercially released music catalog to Primary Wave Music, in a deal reportedly worth around $20 million.
  • The band's catalog includes songs like "It's Hip To Be Square," the "Back to the Future" song "The Power of Love" and more.
  • Source: Variety

Micky Dolenz To Celebrate The Monkees’ “Headquarters” With Tour

  • Micky Dolenz, the last surviving member of The Monkees, is hitting the road next year to celebrate the band’s 1967 album “Headquarters."
  • The tour kicks off April 1st in Orlando, and will have Micky playing the album in its entirety.
  • The Monkees will also be releasing a limited-edition four-CD/7-inch vinyl box set of "Headquarters," with 69 previously unreleased tracks.
  • Source: Yahoo

Michael Jackson Estate Announces “Thriller 40” Global Campaign

  • This year marks the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s classic album “Thriller."
  • Sony and the singer’s estate have announced a new global campaign to celebrate the occasion.
  • It includes two fan events in Düsseldorf, Germany and New York, as well as private one-time only screenings of the "Thriller 40" doc.
  • Source: Sony

Eddie Vedder Joins The Who For “The Seeker” At Private Benefit Show

  • Eddie Vedder popped up for a surprise appearance with The Who at a benefit show in Los Angeles.
  • They performed "The Seeker" together.
  • The benefit was for Teen Cancer America the U.S. offshoot of Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend’s Teenage Cancer Trust charity in the UK.
  • Source: Consequence

John Mellencamp Shares Unreleased “Scarecrow” Track

  • A previously unreleased track from John Mellencamp’s 1985 album “Scarecrow” is out.
  • “Smart Guys” is part of the upcoming extended version of the album, available November 4th.
  • Fans can get a two-CD version of the remastered album plus outtakes and alternative versions.
  • Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Steve Perry Releases Expanded Holiday Album

  • Steve Perry has released an extended 10-track digital version of his 2021 holiday album.
  • “The Season Deluxe Edition” adds two new tracks, including the new original song “Maybe This Year.”
  • Perry says the two new tracks are dedicated “to my friend, Lamont Dozier.”
  • Source: uDiscoverMusic
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