Archive | August, 2020

Lindsey Buckingham

Posted on 12 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

Lindsey Buckingham sang four songs via Zoom on Friday in his first public performance since undergoing heart surgery.

Buckingham had been subject to open-heart surgery last year, which resulted in damage to his vocal cords.

Buckingham played the Fleetwood Mac favorites “Never Going Back Again” and “Big Love,” along with his solo tunes “Trouble” and “Shut Us Down” for computer software company Nutanix from his home studio.

In an interview before the performance, the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist said, “This [pandemic] has been like a couple of years previous in which things occurred that I did not see coming.”

“One was my split from Fleetwood Mac. Another one was having a bypass operation, which I did not expect to happen. You could say that this makes it a trifecta of events that were completely off the charts,” he added.

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Queen’s Brian May

Posted on 12 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

Brian May publicly thanked firefighters for saving his house from wildfires.

The Queen guitarist’s home and music studio in Surrey were under threat from wildfires raging across the U.K. over the weekend as temperatures soared.

“We supported the fight against the immense fires in Australia, and watched sadly as fires ravaged California, but to see this happen in my own home county has been shocking and traumatic,” May said on Instagram.

He added, “Today we were able to begin to thank the amazing firefighters who risked their lives to contain this huge and treacherous wild furnace on the heath land of Sunningdale Golf Course – which actually adjoins my property.”

He expressed regret over the country’s fire fighting service being “criminally cut back in manpower and resources.” May called for a “radical rethink” on the part of the authorities in this regard.

May also posted a photo of him and Anne Brummer, CEO of his Save Me Trust, standing in front of an area that turned into ashes by the forest fire, which is still smoldering less than a mile from his own house and studio.

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Posted on 12 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

The Prince Estate recently shared a previously unreleased psychedelic track, “Cosmic Day.” Along with the song, the estate also shared a photo of the original handwritten lyrics for the track on the Prince social media accounts.

The song will be part of the upcoming reissue of Sign O’ the Times, due out on September 25, via the Prince Estate in partnership with Warner Records

“Cosmic Day” was originally recorded in Studio 3 at Sunset Sound on November 15, 1986 by engineers Susan Rogers and Coke Johnson.
Although a snippet of the song had been released earlier, the full version has come out only now.

“While the song had floated among ardent collectors as a small snippet, the full version reveals Prince at his most psychedelic,” reads a statement regarding the release. “From the race car ignition sounding intro to the screaming guitar finale, Prince sings about Mermen in the sky and flying in the deep sea.”

The release also regards “Cosmic Day” as Prince’s most revered recording in the deluxe reissue as well as “his most psychedelic” recording.

“I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (1979 Version)” and “Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 1)” are also part of the expanded reissue of Sign O’ the Times, which will be an eight-CD or 13-LP set containing 45 unreleased studio recordings.

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Tom Petty

Posted on 12 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

Tom Petty’s estate has shared a previously unreleased song, “There Goes Angela (Dream Away),” a track that was recorded during the Wildflowers sessions.

“One day I’ll be back,” Petty sings in the song. “One day I’ll be home/Right now I got some things/To do out on the road/But dream away my love/Let your heart be free/And if ever someone should break your will/Have a dream on me.”

The song debuted on Petty’s SiriusXM station, with Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench and engineer George Drakoulias appearing on David Fricke’s program.

“I don’t remember hearing this,” Tench said on the show. “I think this is one where I would have said, ‘Oh, come on. Let’s cut this.’ I don’t remember even trying it. When it came on, I was so thrilled. But I was also mad like, ‘What? We didn’t cut this?’ When I first heard it, I was so happy that it almost made me cry because I was hearing him do something I hadn’t heard.”

The track is available to listen to through Petty’s website after answering a five-question quiz about the album.

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Rod Stewart

Posted on 12 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

Rod Stewart announced that his Australia and New Zealand tour of The Hits has been postponed.

The Tour, originally scheduled for October and November of 2020, will be rescheduled to 2022.

“BUT I’ll be there in 2022, March and April, and it’s going to be GREEEAAAAT,” the British rock singer said in a video posted on Twitter on Thursday.

He assured that the original tickets will be honored for the concerts two years later.

The new schedule kicks off in Perth on March 12. The Canberra leg of the tour has been canceled.

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Queen & Adam Lambert

Posted on 12 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

Queen + Adam Lambert announced that they will release limited edition CD and 7″ vinyl versions of their lockdown track “You Are The Champions” to raise funds and awareness of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Both versions of the new formats are limited to 3,000 copies each and will be numbered. They will be available to order only through Queen’s online store.

Recorded in lockdown between their homes in London, Cornwall and Los Angeles, the Queen + Adam Lambert version of the classic Queen track was first revealed on the band’s Instagram accounts.

Proceeds from the new formats will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization powered by the United Nations Foundation to support frontline workers.

Queen + Adam Lambert are waiving all of their royalties from the sales of this single and Universal Music Group is donating all revenues they receive from its sales.

Queen lead guitarist Brian May said he dedicates the song to all the frontline soldiers fighting for humanity against the insurgent coronavirus.

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Blondie’s Music Catalog

Posted on 12 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited has acquired the rights to Blondie’s music catalog.

Hipgnosis and its investment adviser The Family announced in a statement Wednesday that they signed a deal to own the royalties to the 197-song catalogs of Blondie co-founders, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein.

The move comes close on the heels of Merck Mercuriadis’ IP acquisition group acquiring the recording royalties for Barry Manilow’s 917-song catalog.

The financial terms of the song acquisitions were not disclosed.

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Chrissie Hynde

Posted on 05 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde revealed how she was inspired by Bob Dylan’s new songs to bring out her eight-part “Dylan Lockdown Series.”

Hynde said the folk legend’s recent song “I Contain Multitudes,” off his 39th LP, Rough and Rowdy Ways, was the major inspiration for her cover series. “[It’s] f**king devastating,” she said of the track.

Hynde said Dylan’s “Murder Most Foul,” the 17-minute elegy he recorded about John F. Kennedy, which he released in March during the time she was in an “odd frame of mind,” played a big role as well in pushing her to do the covers. “It really knocked me sideways. It’s so magnificent,” she told Rolling Stone.

“It brought back my whole childhood and my past,” she said about “Murder Most Foul.” “I remembered exactly where I was sitting in the sixth grade at my desk when the news [of JFK’s assassination] came over the Tannoy [P.A.] system.”

“Then I was thinking about Bob and how significant he’s been throughout my lifetime — and everyone’s lives,” Hynde added. “I’ve gone to see shows of his, and there are grown men, older than me, standing up, like, in tears just because he’s there.”

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The Go Go’s

Posted on 05 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

The Go-Go’s have released “Club Zero,” the new wave band’s first song after a gap of nearly two decades.

The song was written and recorded during the shooting of a new documentary about the music group.

The new track was written via email exchanges between band members and recorded in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Directed by Alison Ellwood, The Go-Go’s shows the band working on an early version of the track. The documentary premiered on Showtime on Saturday.

Ellwood, “a huge Go-Go’s fan,” said she was thrilled when the band asked him to direct the film about what she describes as a “wonderful, bubbly, all-girl pop band from L.A.”

“What I’ve discovered is a much more complex and deeper truth,” she said in a statement.

The Go-Go’s postponed their 2020 reunion tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Posted on 05 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

U2 have reportedly donated $1.5 million to provide relief for the live music industry, which is suffering financially due to the closure of live music venues amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Billboard, this new amount also includes the €200,000 (£180K) that the rock band raised in a recent fundraiser for Ireland’s music industry.

In April, U2 had donated €10 million to Irish COVID-19 relief efforts.

On July 25, U2 participated in the “Song From An Empty Room” benefit, in which Bono and The Edge played a snippet of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” as a tribute to their support staff who usually keep busting out the Zep classic while setting up the band’s gear during tours.

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Elton John

Posted on 05 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

Elton John recently took to Instagram to share a personal note in honor of reaching thirty years of sobriety.

“Reflecting on the most magical day having celebrated my 30th Sobriety Birthday,” the 73-year-old singer wrote alongside a series of pictures marking his success, including anniversary cards, sobriety pins, and even a brightly colored cake in the shape of the number 30.

“I’m truly a blessed man,” he continued. “If I hadn’t finally taken the big step of asking for help 30 years ago, I’d be dead.”

The music legend’s battles against addiction were captured in the biopic Rocketman, which starred Taron Egerton as the singer.

In the same post, he also went on to thank all the people in his life who have “inspired and supported me along the way.”

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Def Leppard

Posted on 05 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

Def Leppard have canceled their 20/20 Vision Tour with ZZ Top due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The fall tour was set to kick off on September 21 in Albany, New York, following Def Leppard’s summer stadium tour with Mötley Crüe and Poison, which has been postponed to the summer of 2021.

“Regretfully, we will not be moving forward with our 20/20 Vision tour with ZZ Top out of caution for our fans and crew. Our collective safety is most important at this time. We look forward to getting back on the road and seeing you soon,” Def Leppard said.

Tickets will automatically be refunded at point of purchase.

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WIOE Live @ Warsaw American Legion!

Posted on 05 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

Please Join Oldies 101.1FM, 104.3FM & Stereo 1450 As We Broadcast Live Saturday, August 15th From The Warsaw American Legion. We’ll Play The Best Oldies Music Live From the Oldies RV Along With WIOE Pens & Other Prizes. The American Legion Will Have Lite Refreshments And Opportunities For Veterans And Families To Enjoy! Stay Tuned Please To WIOE For Details

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Warsaw Sidewalk Sales!

Posted on 03 August 2020 by Brian Walsh

Downtown Warsaw Clothing Stores, Specialty Shops and Service Providers will host a Sidewalk Sale Thursday, August 13th – Saturday, August 15th from 10a-4pm (daily).

Participating stores include Board & Brush Creative Studio, Bob List Photography, Brooch Boutique, Buffalo Street Emporium & Book Store, Designs by Kim, Elysian Co., Giverny Fitness Studio, Glam, Infinity Salon, Jerky Shop, Latte Lounge / Cave on the Square, Male Fashions, Meraki Co., Moving Pictures Tattoo Cinema, MudLove, Reinholt’s Townsquare Furniture, San Juan Diego Books & Gifts, The Lab, and Warsaw Body Sculpting. Plan now and we’ll see you at Warsaw’s Sidewalk Sales Days!

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