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PPP Loans To Bands

Posted on 12 July 2020 by Brian Walsh

The Eagles, Green Day, Guns N’ Roses and Pearl Jam are among the bands who have received PPP loans from the US federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amounts between $350,000 and $1 million were received by the bands. The Eagles’ loan has been listed under their touring company and will save 50 jobs.

Kanye West’s Yeezy also received between $2 and $5 million to protect 160 jobs.

Rolling Stone reports that over 40 musicians and bands received loans for over $150,000, including Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Chainsmokers, Nickelback, and Jason Isbell.

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Rolling Stones

Posted on 12 July 2020 by Brian Walsh

The Rolling Stones have shared a previously unreleased song “Criss Cross” as the first track from their upcoming expanded reissue of 1973’s Goats Head Soup.

The reissue of Goats Head Soup will include two other previously unheard tracks, as well as outtakes and instrumental mixes and also a complete 1973 live album The Brussels Affair. The new tracks to feature in the reissue are “All the Rage” and “Scarlet,” which features guitar work by Jimmy Page.

The “Criss Cross” was accompanied by a video, which was directed by Diana Kunst.

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Bruce Springsteen

Posted on 12 July 2020 by Brian Walsh

Bruce Springsteen has released Streets of Philadelphia, a live album recorded during a 1999 show at Philadelphia’s First Union Center on September 25, 1999.

The 22-song album, which features some rarely performed tracks such as “Incident on 57th Street,” “The Fever” and “Blinded by the Light,” has now been made available to purchase via Springsteen’s website. It also contains Springsteen’s favorites “Born To Run,” “Thunder Road” and “Atlantic City.”

Springsteen was accompanied by his backing group, The E Street Band, with Roy Bittan and Danny Federici on piano and keyboards, the late Clarence Clemons on saxophone, Nils Lofgren and Steven Van Zandt on guitar, Garry Tallent on bass, wife Patti Scialfa on guitar and backing vocals and Max Weinberg on drums.

So far this year, Springsteen has shared several archival performances. Last month, he shared a rendition of “Reason To Believe,” recorded during a live show in 2005.

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Rock Hall Of Fame

Posted on 12 July 2020 by Brian Walsh

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will replace the live 35th annual Induction Ceremony with an exclusive special program honoring the class of 2020 Inductees due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will air on HBO and HBO Max on November 7 at 8 p.m. EST.

The HBO exclusive will feature acceptance speeches, interviews with inductees and artists by whom they’ve been influenced, archival content and more.

The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will move to the fall with the 36th Induction Ceremony returning to Cleveland. The ceremony will be held in Cleveland every other year after that.

Those who have bought tickets for the 2020 induction ceremony through Ticketmaster will automatically be issued a refund to their account, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame said.

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Paul Stanley

Posted on 12 July 2020 by Brian Walsh

Paul Stanley has criticized the conspiracy theories about wearing masks and called on people to wear a mask in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Stanley recently posted a photo of himself and his eight-year-old daughter Emily wearing masks on Twitter, accompanied by the caption, “Sunset at the beach with Emily.”

“WEAR YOUR MASK! Don’t listen to conspiracy theorists or graduates of The Internet University Of Medicine. While the credible authorities and experts continue to learn more about Covid 19 they remain in agreement about safety protocols. End of story,” the KISS guitarist and co-lead vocalist said.

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Steve Perry

Posted on 12 July 2020 by Brian Walsh

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry recently took to Twitter to say he has not given permission to any political candidates to use “Don’t Stop Believin'” in their campaigns.

“As one of the songwriters of ‘Don’t Stop Believin’,’ I have not given permission to any political candidate to use this song!” he tweeted.

Perry tweeted his objection after the song was played at President Donald Trump’s stop at Mt. Rushmore, as the president was flying to the site on Marine One. However, the singer has not specified the reason for his objection.

Perry’s former bandmate Neal Schon responded to the tweet, writing, “Huh .., funny when I tried to stop it before a couple of years ago management told me you and Lee Phillips didn’t want to mess with it… @NealSchonMusic so what makes it different now?”

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Peter Frampton

Posted on 08 July 2020 by Brian Walsh

Peter Frampton has launched a new coronavirus-themed T-shirt featuring an altered version of the artwork of his classic 1976 live album, Frampton Comes Alive.

The T-shirt, which bears a picture of Frampton with a blue face mask on, displays the words “Frampton Stays Inside!”

The back of the shirt reads “Shelter in Place House Tour 2020″ and displays a monthly schedule of rooms to visit in the home, like February: Living Room; March: Kitchen; April: Laundry Room; May: Backyard, and so on.

Frampton’s merch store has also been stocking special face masks. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this new merch line will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Charlie Daniels

Posted on 08 July 2020 by Brian Walsh

Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels passed away of a hemorrhagic stroke Monday morning at the age of 83.

A statement from Daniels’ representatives said the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee.

The statement said “few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels,” who is best known for his 1979 Grammy-winning hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

“An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and a true road warrior, Daniels parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children, and others in need,” the statement added.

A number of country stars responded to the news on social media, with Travis Tritt saying, “My heart is crushed today after hearing that my dear friend Charlie Daniels has passed away.”

“Just when I thought 2020 couldn’t break my heart anymore… Charlie Daniels you will always be an American hero. Rest In Peace sir,” added Blake Shelton.

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Prom 2020

Posted on 27 June 2020 by Brian Walsh

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Summer Concerts Rescheduled

Posted on 27 June 2020 by Brian Walsh

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have revealed their rescheduled stadium tour dates.

The new dates will now kick off on June 19, 2021 in Nashville and conclude on September 12 in San Diego. All tickets purchased for the postponed 2020 dates will be valid for next year’s shows.

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