Ann and Nancy Wilson's performance of the Led Zeppelin classic Stairway to Heaven, from the Kennedy Center Honors is now available on iTunes, but only for the next two weeks. The sisters closed the program with their tribute to Zep after being asked by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page to sing their signature song at the gala.
Hey Otis Redding fans! An upcoming compilation will feature the soul superstar's hits and rarities. Lonely and Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding is set for release on March 5th on both CD and vinyl from Stax. It'll include his big hits I've Been Loving You Too Long and These Arms of Mine.
Looks more and more like there will be a bio-pic movie on the life and career of soul legend James Brown. Mick Jagger has joined Hollywood legend Brian Grazer as a co-producer. Grazer wants to emphasize the 60s in the movie, when the Godfather of Soul created his biggest hits.
Fleetwood Mac did not reach out to Christine McVie regarding their upcoming 2013 tour, which is set to begin in April. Even if they did, the answer would've been "no." Christine, who retired in 1998, is living in England where she tends to her dogs and dabbles in cooking.
Tommy James has been honored with several Million-Air awards from BMI. The awards represent a combined 22-million radio plays of his classics Draggin' The Line, Crimson and Clover, Crystal Blue Persuasion and Mony, Mony--as well as Tighter, Tighter, which he wrote and produced for Alive and Kickin'.
Leo Sayer said on his website that he was recording and writing in his Sydney, Australia studio during the holidays. "It's summertime here already, and a great place to be. But I'll be getting my head down into the music as it's high time I released something new!"
On the heals of a successful Monkees reunion (obviously without the late Davy Jones), Michael Nesmith has announced plans for a solo tour in 2013. Michael confirmed on his Facebook page that he'll do some dates "starting west and heading east." He went on to say all the songs he'll perform "have the same claim to my heart."
Boz Scaggs is set to release his first studio album in five years on March 5th. He told Rolling Stone magazine that Memphis is "one of the easiest projects I've ever had. I sang songs that feel entirely comfortable to me." Boz recorded the album at the same Memphis studio where Al Green recorded many of his 70s classics.