Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame is the creator and executive producer of Reba McEntire's new sitcom Malibu Country which premieres this week on ABC. In a recent interview, Dave said he became fascinated with Nashville after doing some work there a few years ago. Lily Tomlin will star as Reba's mother on the show.
Tickets go on sale this week for the "enhanced, 40th anniversary screening" of Elvis Presley's Aloha from Hawaii concert special. The event is scheduled for January 14th in Honolulu. The showing will be part of a 5-day celebration of his landmark show. The event takes place at the Neil Blaisdell Arena in Honlulu. The re-mastered video will use multiple screens with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Special footage filmed exclusively for this event will also be added.
We've compiled a new photo gallery of The Rolling Stones: Through the Years. As the Bad Boys of the British Invasion get ready to embark on their 50th anniversary tour, you can thumb through images of the iconic band through their first half century. Click here and take a look.
Aerosmith is firing up the TV and radio promotional machine for next Tuesday's release of their new album Music From Another Dimension, their first album of original material in 11 years. The group will appear on The Late Show with David Letterman. They'll also do an outdoor live performance on the Today show on Friday, followed by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry visting the ladies on The View. The entire band will stop by VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live. They're busier than ever!
Yesterday Once More is a new book that focuses on The Carpenters, but isn't your typical pop artist biography. Author and historian Randy Schmidt says its a newly updated compilation of magazine and newspaper articles, interviews and concert reviews about the legendary brother-sister duo.
Carlos Santana and his wife, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, are auctioning off some of their guitars and drums to help benefit several charities, including the Milagro Foundation, which Carlos founded with his first wife, Deborah. The instruments are part of Julien's Rock & Roll Auction in Beverly Hills, California on December 1st and 2nd. Also up for grabs are items from The Beatles, John Lennon, James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen and many others.
Paul McCartney has finally agreed to give access to his catalog to the streaming services Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Microsoft and Rhapsody. The first five albums that can be streamed beginning this week are Band On The Run, Kisses On The Bottom, McCartney, McCartney II and Memory Almost Full. More albums will be added in time. Click here for an exclusive iHeartRadio interview with Sir Paul.
President Barack Obama revealed in a Monday interview on WIZF radio in Cincinnati just whose on his iPod. The president said, "I've got old school...Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan." President Obama has great taste in music!
Sir Elton John appears ready to extend his Las Vegas residency. He told the Las Vegas Sun that he'd like to re-up with Caesar's Palace for four more years. The rock 'n roll hall of famer says, "I'm going to keep on doing shows, especially here in Las Vegas, because this run truly has been the best ever. We have always had the best time in Vegas. We love it here. I'm serious about continuing it out to at least 2016."
Stephen Stills has penned an editorial for Rolling Stone endorsing the re-election of President Barack Obama. Stills wrote, "With only a few days left, there is very little opportunity for nuance, so I will just ell you from my gut. I never in my lifetime thought I would see a creepier politician than Richard Nixon, but in the last few days, it became clear that Willard Mitt Romney is really, really creepy. Icky creepy, as my granddaughter would put it."
Christmas isn't too far away and here's the perfect gift for the KISS fan in your life. The Casblanca Singles 1974-1982 features 29 vinyl singles KISS issued during their first nine years as recording artists, including five from the members' 1978 solo albums. It's only available via the internet at the Universal Music Enterprises website.
Birthday wishes this week to Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship. Grace turns 73 this week. Her distinct vocals made Jefferson Airplane one of the most popular rock 'n roll bands of the 60s and 70s. Grace left Starship in the late 80s after the band took a more soft rock approach to their music. She was briefly part of a Jefferson Airplane reunion in the late 80s.
The 1970s cartoon series The Jacksons will be released on DVD early in 2013. BroadwayWorld.com says all 23 episodes, each with two original songs, will be released by Classic Media in mid-January. The series was co-produced by Rankin-Bass and Motown. It ran one season on ABC's Saturday morning schedule beginning in September of 1971.
Chuck Berry capped his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's American Masters salute with a brief but energetic set. Saturday night at Cleveland's Playhouse Square State Theater, the rock 'n roll legend belied his years performing Johnny B. Goode and Reelin' and Rockin'. He then told the audience, "Good night sweetheart, I'm too old now. We gotta go now. Tears are filling my eyes ladies and gentlemen. I'm 86 years old. I'm glad to be anywhere."
There's no one more disappointed over the 4-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers by the San Francisco Giants in the World Series than superstar Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul was scheduled to sing the National Anthem in Game 5 of the Series, which of course isn't going to happen.