Category: Music + TV News

Jim Nabors ‘Back Home Again In Indiana’ .. and Why I Love Mario Andretti and The Indianapolis 500

Posted 25 May 2014 in Music + TV News

  A little change of pace today….. I did this last year on the Cool Album of the Day facebook page and today I’m going to make it an official tradition and take it to the website as well. On this day, the Sunday before Memorial Day is the day that The Indianapolis 500 is run, and on that day, we’ll always be featuring “Back Home Again in Indiana.” I do know that it is not an album but a song.  However, we’re pretending not to notice this one day of the year. For those of you that do not know, that song has been sung before “The 500 Mile Race” as it used to be known, since 1946...

Tom Petty and Heartbreakers with Special Guest Steve Winwood Announce Tour Dates.

Posted 20 May 2014 in Music + TV News

  Tom Petty and Heartbreakers with Special Guest Steve Winwood Announce Tour Dates. Just announced. These are the 2014 dates for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with special guest Steve Winwood tour dates. Opening night will be August 3rd in San Diego California. The tour concludes, as of this writing on October 10th back on the west coast in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale for the various dates as early as May 31st. “I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record,” Petty told Rolling Stone in April. “We hadn’t made a straight hard-rockin’ record, from beginning to end, in a long time.” Ticket buyers will actually be getting a copy of the new release with...

Late Night Talk Show Guests for the Week of April 14th

Posted 14 Apr 2014 in Music + TV News

Conan O’Brien Mo 4/14: Mindy Kaling, Colin Hanks, MGMT Tu 4/15: Nathan Fillion, Tatiana Maslany, Dan Soder We 4/16: Nick Thune, Bastille Th 4/17: Tracy Morgan, Judy Greer, Broken Bells   Craig Ferguson Mo 4/14: Dominic Monaghan, Brooklyn Decker Tu 4/15: Wendie Malick, Jim Rash We 4/16: Kunal Nayyar, Tom Segura Th 4/17: Kevin Bacon, Andy Hendrickson Fr 4/18: William Shatner, Jaime Pressly   David Letterman Mo 4/14: Emma Watson, Nick Offerman, the Strypes (R 3/25/14) Tu 4/15: Martha Stewart, Lady Gaga, Bill Murray (R 4/2/14) We 4/16: Sylvester Stallone, Theo James, Ledisi (R 3/12/14) Th 4/17: Billy Crystal, Tony Hale, Liv Warfield (R 4/4/14) Fr 4/18: Bryan Cranston, Melissa Rauch, Le1f (R 3/13/14)   Jimmy Fallon    Mo 4/14: Will Smith, U2 (R 2/17/14) Tu 4/15: Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig, Lady Gaga (R 2/18/14) We 4/16: Bradley Cooper, Tim McGraw (R 2/19/14) Th 4/17: Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, Arcade Fire (R 2/20/14) Fr 4/18: Justin Timberlake (R 2/21/14)   Jimmy Kimmel Mo 4/14: Jason Bateman, Katie...

The Most Popular Songs Played By Musicians In Each State

Posted 25 Mar 2014 in Music + TV News

MADISON, WI – March 19, 2014 – Dialect, cuisine and fashion tastes can vary by state, and the songs people like to play are no different, according to a recent list of the distinctively best-selling sheet music titles by Musicnotes.com, the world’s top digital sheet music e-retailer and publisher. Musicnotes crafted a list of the “Uniquely Popular Sheet Music by State (Plus D.C.)” to expound on the breadth of its sheet music catalogue, as well as the diversity of its sheet music audience. “What we’re seeing is that people want to play music that speaks to them and touches them on a personal level,” said Bill Aicher, Chief Growth Officer for Musicnotes. “For example, musicians in New York are...

Springsteen Continues to Cover Australian Acts During Down Under Tour. Inxs ‘Don’t Change,’ AC/DC, Bee Gees and Lorde in the Mix as Well

Posted 01 Mar 2014 in Music + TV News

Bruce Springsteen continues to pull out some cool surprises on his current tour down under. He’s been including some great tunes by the locals into his mix. We’ll post videos when we can. I’ll add them as I get them. So far they’ve included Inxs’ “Don’t Change.” AC/DC “Highway to Hell” (wth Eddie Vedder) and Lorde’s “Royals.” The Easybeats “Friday on My Mind” and even the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive.”  I’m really hoping for some Split Enz!!! Tom Morello is on this tour as an extra guitarist. There are four of them now on the stage as he joins Bruce, Nils Lofgren and Steve Van Zandt.  Here’s Inxs “Don’t Change.” “Highway To Hell”  “Royals”  “Stayin’ Alive” “Friday on My...

Chrissie Hynde Finishes New Album, Plans Tour

Posted 10 Feb 2014 in Music + TV News

  Chrissie Hynde Finishes New Album, Plans Tour Good, no make that great news for Chrissie Hynde fans. Ms. Hynde announced this morning via her facebook page that she has finished recording her new album. I’ll just let her tell the story. ———————————————————- Hey everyone out there in Facebook Land! Sorry it’s been too long. I forgot to post! In fact, I don’t know how people remember to keep up with their social networking habits. But I haven’t forgotten YOU! The good news – I’ve finished the Stockholm album. I know, I know – better latent than never. So I guess this means I’ll have to abandon my heavy schedule of goofing off and get out soon and do...

Sting and Paul Simon Kick Off “On Stage Together” Tour

Posted 09 Feb 2014 in Music + TV News

Paul Simon and Sting Kick Off World Tour Last night Sting and Paul Simon.. or is it Paul Simon and Sting kicked off their tour at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. No, we don’t have all the details yet but I know many are wondering about the setlist so here it is… Check back for additional details and hopefully more videos.  Sting and Paul Simon, February 8th, 2014 Brand New day The Boy in the Bubble Fields of Gold Every Little Thing she does is Magic Englishman in New York Hung my Head Driven to Tears Love is the Seventh Wave Mother and Child Reunion Crazy Love Vol. II Dazzling Blue 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Me...

Robert Downey Jr is ‘Driven To Tears’ with Sting!

Posted 11 Jan 2014 in Music + TV News

Robert Downey Jr. Joins Mr. Sting on Stage I didn’t see this one coming? Did you? Who knew Robert Downey Jr. had musical talent. He should sit in with Black Sabbath too. I have an idea what song he could sing with Ozzie!  Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Could The Kinks Be Reuniting For Their 50th Anniversary?

Posted 02 Jan 2014 in 60s, Music + TV News

Many of the classic bands from the 60s are hitting their 50th anniversary. The Rolling Stones had a successful 50th anniversary tour. The Kinks might not be far behind…… From NME.com In a new piece with Uncut magazine, Dave Davies also said that he met up with his estranged brother in a pub in Highgate, London last summer and the pair discussed the possibility of reforming the band for their 50th anniversary. “We got together in August (2013) and the first few days were beautiful. We went up the pub and had a few Guinnesses, and we were talking about all kinds of shit, the old days and what-ifs,” said Dave. “I said to Ray I thought that it’d...

JUST WHEN YOU’VE SEEN EVERYTHING: Neal Schon, Michaele Salahi Getting Married Live On Pay-Per-View

Posted 26 Nov 2013 in Music + TV News

Neal Schon, Michaele Salahi Getting Married Live On Pay-Per-View Journey rocker Neal Schon is tying the knot with Real-Housewife-turned-White-House-gate-crasher Michaele Salahi, and you’re invited to the wedding! The Dec. 15 nuptials will be filmed and available for viewing live on pay-per-view for $14.95. The big day is dubbed the “Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event” and will feature performances by —who else?—Journey. The couple will become the first to get married on pay-per-view, according to TMZ, and they will be donating a portion of the proceeds from their event to a charity working on relief efforts for the recent Philippines typhoon. Salahi and Schon memorably got together when she split from her “Real Housewives of DC” co-star and husband Tareq...

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