Category: Music + TV News

Bruce Springsteen Announces Jake Clemons, Clarence’s Nephew as New Tour Member.

Posted 09 Feb 2012 in Music + TV News

  Well it sounds like Bruce Springsteen has come up with what might be the best answer as to how he’s going to “replace” Clarence Clemons in upcoming E Street Band tour. He’s announced today the “replacement” will be none other than Jake Clemons., Clarence’s nephew. Jake previously has done some work with The Swell Season. He’ll actually be sharing the spot with a few others.  Bruce has decided to bring along a five piece horn section for the Wrecking Ball tour.   Ed Manion,  a member of Southside Johnny’s band The Asbury Jukes will also play some sax. The remaining members of the horn section include Clark Gayton on trombone, Curt Ramm and Barry Danielian are the trumpeters. Bruce...

Ringo announces 2012 All-Starr Band Members and Tour Dates.

Posted 08 Feb 2012 in Music + TV News

  Ringo Starr, fresh off the release of his new album 2012, has announced the lineup for this year’s All-Starr Band. Todd Rundgren will once again be along.  Todd was also part of the 1992 and 1999 tours.  Toto’s Steve Lukather will be making his first appearance. Bass duties will be handled by Richard Page of The Pages and Mr. Mister fame. Page also was a member of the band last year. Greg Rolie of Journey and Santana will lend his voice and keyboard talents to the project.  This will be his first go around. Completing the band will be Mark Rivera on sax and Gregg Bissonette on drums. Bissonette once played with Spinal Tap and should be congratulated...

“Cool Album of the Day” is Looking for Contributors

Posted 04 Feb 2012 in Music + TV News

If you follow the Cool Album of the Day website I’m guessing that you are a little bit of a music fan. Excellent! Have you ever wanted to be published? Well if you are, we at Cool Album of the Day are always looking for contributors. You know what we do here. Like I mentioned, we’re always looking for people that would like to do a write up on some of their favorite albums. We’d also love people that would be interested in reviewing a concert that they might be seeing in the near future, but we’d really love some people that would like to add some reviews of new releases. In fact, we’d love to start expanding the amount...

Adam Lambert to Perform One Show With Queen This Summer.

Posted 03 Feb 2012 in Music + TV News

      MONDAY, Feb 20th UPDATE: Now Adam Lambert is indeed confirming that he will be fronting Queen, however, it appears that there will not be a tour. It will be a one-off at the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth Park in England. The  date is July 7th. It was the site of Freddy Mercury’s final performance with the band in 1986. Lambert adds.. “As many suspected, I can finally confirm: I have been invited by Queen to sing one very special concert! Sonisphere at Knebworth July 7th!” Lambert tweeted this afternoon. “Sorry to be coy about the details the past few weeks, but I made a promise to keep it under wraps as best I could. Gonna be a surreal night!”...

Is Black Sabbath Giving Bill Ward the Shaft? Drummer Balks at Reunion Tour Over Contract Dispute.

Posted 02 Feb 2012 in Music + TV News

  It appears that the planned and scheduled Black Sabbath reunion tour for 2012 has hit what may be a major snag. No, it wouldn’t cause a cancellation of the tour, but it would mean that not all four original members may be in tow. The official tour announcement was originly made on 11-11-11 and the video can be seen below. Drummer Bill Ward feels that he has not been given a contract that he calls “signable.” He expressed that sentiment in a just released statement which you can read in its entirety below. — Larry Carta  Dear Sabbath Fans, Fellow Musicians and Interested Parties, At this time, I would love nothing more than to be able to proceed...

Justin Townes Earle Announces 2012 World Tour Dates

Posted 01 Feb 2012 in Music + TV News

  ————————————————————————————————————————————————————– 2012 looks like it will be quite the year for Bloodshot Records recording Artist Justin Townes Earle. March 10th will be the beginning of  a tour that will take him to Australia and New Zealand and then back to the States. Look for additional UK dates in late summer and fall. The tour will be in support of his new album Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now which will be released on March 27th. — Larry Carta Here’s a preview on the new album, Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now Here’s a piece on Harlem River Blues Bloodshot Records Website For more info visit the Official Justin Townes Earle Website Justin Townes Earle...

Paul McCartney’s son James Makes Network Television Debut.

Posted 31 Jan 2012 in Music + TV News

  So did you catch the David Letterman show on Monday, January 30th? If you did, you saw the network debut of Paul and the late Linda McCartney’s son James.  Here’s the appearance. What do you think??? He just released a double CD titled  The Complete EP Collection” James is the only son of Paul and Linda and was born in 1977. At this writing this makes him 34 years old. He previously played guitar and drums on some of his father’s recording including Flaming Pie (1997) and Driving Rain (2001)/ Listen for his guitar solo on Driving Rain’s “Heaven on a Sunday.” He also played guitar on Linda’s Wide Prairie (1998) Under his name he released his first...

New Music Releases For Feb 7th

Posted 31 Jan 2012 in Music + TV News

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————– COVER ALBUM TITLE ARTIST RELEASED LABEL PLAY QUEUE A Different Kind Of Truth PLAY Van Halen 02/07/2012 Interscope PLAY QUEUE Scars & Stories PLAY The Fray 02/07/2012 EPIC PLAY QUEUE Home PLAY Dierks Bentley 02/07/2012 Capitol Nashville (New Release) PLAY QUEUE Be The Void (Deluxe Edition) PLAY Dr. Dog 02/07/2012 Anti/Epitaph PLAY QUEUE Tramp PLAY Sharon Van Etten 02/07/2012 Jagjaguwar PLAY QUEUE Go Fly A Kite PLAY Ben Kweller 02/07/2012 The Noise Company PLAY QUEUE No One Can Ever Know PLAY The Twilight Sad 02/07/2012 Fatcat Records PLAY QUEUE I’ll Take Romance PLAY Steve Tyrell 02/07/2012 Concord Records PLAY QUEUE The Songs Of Robert Wyatt And Antony & The Johnsons, Live From The Union Chapel (Diversions Vol. 1)...

New Music Releases For January 24th

Posted 25 Jan 2012 in Music + TV News

                ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Here are the new releases for Tuesday, January 24th. COVER ALBUM TITLE ARTIST RELEASED LABEL PLAY QUEUE Attack On Memory PLAY Cloud Nothings 01/24/2012 Carpark Records PLAY QUEUE The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy PLAY Nada Surf 01/24/2012 Barsuk Records PLAY QUEUE Emotional Traffic PLAY Tim McGraw 01/24/2012 Curb PLAY QUEUE The Lion’s Roar PLAY First Aid Kit 01/24/2012 Wichita Recordings PLAY QUEUE Area 52 PLAY Rodrigo Y Gabriela 01/24/2012 ATO Records PLAY QUEUE 100 Proof PLAY Kellie Pickler 01/24/2012 19 RECORDINGS / BNA RECORDS PLAY QUEUE Dark Adrenaline PLAY Lacuna Coil 01/24/2012 EMI Label Services PLAY QUEUE Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of...

New Wilco Release “The iTunes Session” Available Today.

Posted 24 Jan 2012 in Music + TV News

  Looking for some new Wilco? Today, January 24th, Wilco has released what is being called, the iTunes Session.  The session was recorded in their Chicago area loft this past December. It includes new takes on songs not just from their most recent album The Whole Love, but from their past as well. The eighth entry should be quite popular in this download only release. That would be their run thru the classic Nick Lowe song “Cruel to be Kind.”  Yes, Nick is also on the track.  As Wilco fans know, Nick not only appeared as a solo opening act at many of their shows, but on many nights joined them on this song during one of their encores....

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