Hall & Oates have turned their December 1st show in Atlantic City into a fundraiser benefitting victims of Hurricane Sandy. The duo will donate their performance fee and all proceeds from the show at the Borgata Resort to the American Red Cross. They will also sell a special t-shirt that evening only with proceeds to go to the disaster relief charity. Daryl Hall, who grew up 60 miles away in Philadelphia, says, "This really means a lot to me. These are my people. This is my neighborhood."
The new Rolling Stones video for Doom and Gloom premiered this week on Vevo. The clip mixes rehearsal-studio footage of the Stones playing the song with a fairly literal visual interpretation of the song's lyrics.
Gene Cornish of The Rascals says rehearsals for their upcoming reuion shows are off to a great start. Gene says all four guys are getting along "more than well--it's a love fest. Everybody's traded in their funs." He and bandmates Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati and Dino Danelli are working in a New York recording studio this week in preparation for their six shows next month.
Stevie Wonder is set to release some new music. After paying tribute to the late Dick Clark at Sunday night's American Music Awards, he told Rolling Stone about the song "10 Billion Hearts." Written back in the 80s, it didn't fit his documentary project The Secret Life of Plants. But he always liked the melody--and revisited it after the earthquake in Japan and the subsequent tsunami. The song could make its debut at the Motown icon's annual House Full of Toys benefit on December 15th in Los Angeles.
Petula Clark says she doesn't look her age because she has "good genes, eats well, walks a lot, loves and laughs a lot"--along with "a little" plastic surgery. The British Invasion star who hit it big in the U.S. with hits like Downtown, I Know a Place and Don't Sleep in the Subway isn't ready to slow down despite turning 80 last week.
Jackson Browne is headlining a concert to publicize the plight of Leonard Peltier. The show, called Bring Leonard Peltier Home, will take place December 14th at New York's Beacon Theater. It will be hosted by Pete Seeger and Harry Belafonte. Peltier has been serving two life terms for the shooting of two FBI agents in 1975, but his supporters have long proclaimed his innocence.
The Carpenters' Live Rarities DVD, taken from a 1971 concert in England and a show the next year in Australia, will be released on January 15th.
A song that Eric Clapton recorded in 1977 is finally set for release. On December 18th, Clapton will release the 35th Anniversary edition of his Slowhand album. And on May 6th, 1977--the same day he recorded "Cocaine" -- he also cut a version of Gordon Lightfoot's "Looking at the Rain," which has been found in the vault and will be part of the deluxe reissue.
Paul McCartney, on behalf of PETA, has taken part in a new advertising campaign in which he is seen wearing an "Eat No Turkey" t-shirt beneath the slogan, "Celebrate Life This Holiday Season, Go Vegetarian." Paul has also provided the voice over for the group's latest campaign video about the meat industry titled "Glass Walls," in which he says "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."