Archive | March, 2021

Nathan Apodaca

Posted on 24 March 2021 by Brian Walsh

A viral video of a man miming along to Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 hit “Dreams” while drinking Ocean Spray on a skateboard is being sold as a non-fungible token (NFT).

However, due to rights issues, the song will not be included in the NFT sale of Nathan Apodaca’s TikTok video. The Rumours track had reentered the charts last fall after appearing in the popular clip.

The auction for the NFT will launch on Friday, with a minimum bid set at $500,000 as part of a partnership with WEBB Blockchain Media/Crypto Cake TV. Apodaca’s manager confirmed that the sale will help fund a new event center in his hometown of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

In related news, Kings of Leon recently made history by becoming the first band to release an album as a NFT, which is a type of cryptocurrency that contains unique assets such as music and art.

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Ian Anderson

Posted on 24 March 2021 by Brian Walsh

Ian Anderson has announced a new Jethro Tull album, The Zealot Gene, the first record under the band’s name since the release of the Christmas LP in 2003.

Anderson revealed the news to Rolling Stone while discussing “Silent Singing,” a book he is currently working on. The book compiles all his lyrics to date, starting from Jethro Tull’s 1968 debut, This Was. The book is due out in June.

Anderson previewed the title track from The Zealot Gene, referencing the line, “‘Bee buzzing in your bonnet / and a wasp right up the bum / a V8 under hood / a cocked hammer under thumb.'”

Although the band has not released an album since 2003, Anderson has released several projects since then, including Thick as a Brick 2 (2012), Homo Erraticus (2014) and Jethro Tull – The String Quarters (2017).

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John Oates

Posted on 24 March 2021 by Brian Walsh

John Oates, in collaboration with a saxophone-playing sasquatch, has released a new version of the Hall & Oates classic “Maneater.”

Speaking about the revamped version, Oates said, “I’ve had a lot of otherworldly experiences in my career, but none as mystical and magical as this collab with the amazing, soulful Saxsquatch.”

“He brings the funk out of the forest and puts a smile on the face of the world. Meeting him in the woods to shoot the video was a life-changing moment,” Oates said in a statement. “As soon as we began recording, I knew we had something special. The mark of a good song is that it can be reimagined in lots of ways, and this is, without a doubt, the coolest version I’ve ever heard.”

“I like music that gets people’s big feet tapping along. It’s been a tough year for everyone. We could all use music and stories that help us dance and feel less alone. I know a lot about feeling alone,” Saxsquatch added.

While Daryl Hall is featured on lead vocals on the original 1982 single, Oates takes the role in the new version.

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Foreigner’s Jeff Pilson

Posted on 24 March 2021 by Brian Walsh

Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson has revealed that the band is working on new music but made it clear that it will not be a full-length studio album.

“I don’t really see a whole album of new material coming out anytime soon, but we are working on some music,” Pilson told Kylie Olsson’s YouTube show “Life In Six Strings.”

“So I think that what’s gonna happen is whatever other things we release in the next couple of years, there will be some new songs added to it. So that’s what I see kind of happening,” he added. “‘Cause we’re working on a few that are not that far away. So I would say expect a package deal to have a couple of new songs on it.”

Pilson said that a couple of the new tracks were written by the rock band’s founding guitarist Mick Jones around two decades back.

Foreigner lead vocalist Kelly Hansen will be singing the songs.

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Dennis DeYoung

Posted on 24 March 2021 by Brian Walsh

Dennis DeYoung has announced that the second volume of his farewell album, 26 East: Volume 2, Isle Of Misanthrope, will be released on April 7.

The former Styx frontman also shared the track listing and artwork for the upcoming album.

Speaking about the opening song titled “Hello Goodbye” on Facebook, DeYoung said, “I read an article about Pink Floyd recording at Abbey Road the same time as the Beatles. They met the lads and told them that there would be no Floyd without them. Yet Floyd’s music is nothing like the Beatles and neither was Styx’s.”

“‘Hello Goodbye’ as I have previously mentioned is not a remake it’s all brand new…sorta. It’s a tribute to the lads who sent me down this long and winding road that led me to you guys,” he added.

All the songs on the album were written by DeYoung. Four of them were co-written with Jim Peterik.

DeYoung promised that he has “plenty more to talk about in the coming weeks concerning each individual song, most likely on my YouTube channel.”

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