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Bono Shares How His Bandmate Feels About His Memoir

  • Bono is out promoting his upcoming memoir "Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story."
  • At the New Yorker Festival he revealed the inspiration behind the title.
  • He also shared what his bandmate Adam Clayton felt about the memoir, saying he was drawn "as a caricature" and that there wasn't enough about the music.
  • But Bono insists it's "not a traditional rock and roll memoir."
  • Source: Billboard

Star-Studded Concert To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of R.E.M.’s Debut EP

  • The 40th anniversary of R.E.M.’s debut EP “Chronic Town” is being celebrated with two benefit concerts.
  • The concerts will take place December 14th in Athens, Georgia and December 15th in Atlanta.
  • The Black Crowes' Rich Robinson will lead the house band, with Chris Robison, Darius Rucker, Fred Armisen and more confirmed for the shows.
  • The concerts benefit Planned Parenthood.
  • Source: NME

“Billboard” Picks The Best Karaoke Songs Of All Time

  • "Billboard" has just come out with their picks for the Top 100 Karaoke Songs Of All Time
  • They note that most of the songs on the list are “familiar, accessible, simple without being predictable, and reminiscent of a specific time and place without being hopelessly stuck there.”
  • Topping the list is Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman," with songs by Backstreet Boys, Gloria Gaynor, Queen and more making the Top 10.
  • Source: Billboard

Steve Perry Previews A New Holiday Song

  • Buckle up Steve Perry fans – he’s ready to unwrap some holiday music.
  • Taking to his socials, Perry sang a few bars upcoming song, "Maybe This Year."
  • He has yet to confirm a release date – but we’ll keep you posted.
  • Source: Steve Perry

The Police's "Every Breath You Take" Surpasses 1B Views

  • "Every Breath You Take" came out in 1983 and was the biggest hit of the year - and of the Police's career
  • In 2022, the song is still achieving new heights - being recognized yesterday by YouTube as having become the latest member of YouTube's Billion Views Club
  • Impressive by any measure, the song still racks up 300K views a day - almost 40 years later
  • Source: Billboard

David Crosby Releasing First-Ever Live Solo Album

  • David Crosby is releasing a new live album next month.
  • “Live at the Capitol Theater,” featuring The Lighthouse Band, will drop November 29th.
  • The album and concert film will be the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s first solo live album.
  • Source: Jambase

New Documentary On Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” In The Works

  • This year marks the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller."
  • To celebrate the Sony Music and the late King of Pop’s estate is readying a documentary on the making of the record.
  • There’s no word on when it will be released, but is expected to include never-before-seen footage, interviews and more.
  • Source: Billboard


Ringo Starr Has Postponed Tour Due To COVID

  • We told you yesterday that Ringo Starr had to cancel his show Saturday night because of a health problem.
  • A band spokesman didn’t give any details but did say Ringo didn’t have COVID.
  • Through an Instagram post today, we’ve learned that Ringo does have COVID, and has canceled seven more shows while he recovers.
  • Source: Instagram

Janet Jackson Celebrates 25th Anniv of 'The Velvet Rope' with Deluxe Edition

  • Hard to believe it's been twenty-five years, but October 7th marks the 25th Anniversary of Janet Jackson's "The Velvet Rope" - and she's giving us reason to celebrate
  • On that day, a new deluxe version of the album hits streaming services and it includes a boatload of remixes, b-sides and rarities
  • The album featured the #3 hit "I Get Lonely" and the #1 hit "Together Again" - as well the Top Ten Dance Club tracks "Got Til It's Gone" and "Go Deep"
  • Source: Yahoo

Rod Stewart Adds More Las Vegas Residency Dates

  • Rod Stewart has announced a new set of dates for his “Rod Stewart: The Hits” residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
  • This will be the 12th year of Rod's Vegas residency. 
  • He’s added 13 new shows running May 3 – 15 and November 10 – 22, 2023.
  • Source: Yahoo Finance

Bono’s Going On A 14-City Book Tour

  • Bono is going on a book tour to support his upcoming memoir, “SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story,” which drops November 1st. 
  • The 14-city tour kicks off November 2nd at New York's Beacon Theater.
  • The trek hits such cities Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Dublin, and Madrid.
  • Tickets go on sale Friday.
  • Source: Yahoo

Bruce Springsteen Makes Surprise Appearance At Killers Show

  • For their three-song encore at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, The Killers were joined by Bruce Springsteen.
  • The band performed the Springsteen classics “Badlands” and “Born to Run” with Jake Clemons, nephew of Clarence, on Saxophone.
  • Springsteen has announced a covers album, “Only the Strong Survive,” that’s set to release on November 11th.
  • Source: Yahoo

Neil Young And Crazy Horse Announce New Album

  • Neil Young teased a new album on his official website in July, and now we have a release date.
  • “World Record” from Neil and Crazy Horse is scheduled to release on November 18th.
  • The band released the first single from the album, “Love Earth,” as part of the album announcement.
  • Source: Jambands

Ringo Starr Cancels Concert After Falling Ill

  • Ringo Starr had to cancel his scheduled concert on Saturday night due to health reasons.
  • The cancellation came just a few hours before he and the All-Starr Band were supposed to play.
  • A spokesman for the band said Ringo doesn’t have COVID but didn’t give any detail about what is wrong with his health.
  • Source: TMZ

John Mellencamap Announces 76-Date “Live and In Person” Tour

  • John Mellencamp is hitting the road next year on a massive tour.
  • The singer just announced the 76-date “Live and in Person 2023" tour.
  • The trek kicks off with a two-night stand in Bloomington, Indiana, February 5th and 6th and wraps back in South Bend, Indiana, June 23rd and 24th. 
  • Source: John Mellencamp

Billy Joel Headlining BST Hyde Park 2023

  • Billy Joel has announced he’ll be a headliner at the American Express presents BST Hyde Park show on July 7th.
  • The announcement follows the news that Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will also be headlining at the event.
  • Tickets are available to AMEX members now and go on sale to the general public next Thursday through the event’s website.
  • Source: Music-News

Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album “Only The Strong Survive”

  • Bruce Springsteen has confirmed his 21st studio album "Only The Strong Survive" is coming out November 11th.
  • It contains 15 soul covers from the Motown and Stax Records catalogs.
  • He also released the first single, a cover of "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)"
  • Source: Bruce Springsteen
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