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Billy Gibbons, Warren Haynes Sound Off On Rock Hall Inductee Albert King’s Legacy (Exclusives)

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Billy Gibbons (left) and Warren Haynes (right) Howlin' For Hubert charity fundraiser 2012


 

April 4, 2013. This year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction class features a group of artists who are (mostly) well-known to anyone with a passing familiarity with the last few decades of popular music : Rush, Heart, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Donna Summer.

However, bluesman Albert King, who is also being inducted, doesn’t have the name recognition of those artists, even though he was a huge influence on generations of guitarists including Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. That may change with his upcoming Rock Hall induction, and also with the reissue of his classic album, 1967′s Born Under A Bad Sign. It was his first album for legendary soul music label, Stax Records, and the label’s house band – Booker T. & The MGs, along with Isaac Hayes – was the backing band.

Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule told Radio.com that that album was an important crossover moment.

“The Born Under A Bad Sign record was revolutionary,” he said. “They were trying to take Albert’s music to a wider audience. They got Booker T & The MGs to be the [backing] band. They were targeting more of a rock and roll crowd, and a soul music crowd, to take the blues to people who thought they didn’t like the blues. Born Under a Bad Sign turned a lot of people on, not just to Albert King, but to blues in general.”

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top concurs in regards to Born Under A Bad Sign: “The backing that was provided to him by the Stax musicians, that raised the bar and Albert had this platform where all he had to do was walk in and play. It was just the best.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 23:55 Read more...
 

Paul McCartney Adds New US "Out There" Tour Dates - Presales!

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PAUL McCARTNEY

PAUL McCARTNEY ADDS MEMPHIS, ORLANDO, SEATTLE DATES TO ALL-NEW 2013 "OUT THERE" TOUR


May 18: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
May 26: FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN
July 19: Safeco Field in Seattle, WA

All On Sale Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. Local Time / Presales Begin Tuesday, April 9

Go to PAULMCCARTNEY.COM Official Fan Club!

 


April 8, 2013. Paul will play the Amway Center in Orlando, FL on May 18, and the FedEx Forum in Memphis TN on May 26, returning to both cities for the first time since his "New World Tour" in 1993. On July 19, Paul will play a historic first ever major concert event at Seattle's Safeco Field, his first Seattle play since 2005's 'US' Tour.

As previously announced, the tour will also be making stops May 22 in Austin, TX at the Frank Erwin Center, May 29 in Tulsa OK at the BOK Center, July 9 in Boston, MA at Fenway Park, and July 12 in Washington DC at Nationals Ballpark.

Tickets to the newly announced shows will be on sale beginning Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, April 11 at 10 p.m.. All times local.

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 January 2014 18:27 Read more...
 

The Flaming Lips To Work With Ke$ha On Full Album

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FLAMING LIPS
photo by Sally Rosen - OFC Contributor Summerfest 2011
 

April 4, 2013. Flaming Lips frontman and spokesman Wayne Coyne revealed his band is working on a new album with pop “badass” Ke$ha.

“She is a blast on all levels,” exclaimed Coyne during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session. “She’s funny, she’s humble. She’s badass. She’s everything. She’s awesome.”

Coyne revealed the album will be aptly titled Lip$ha.

This isn’t the first time Coyne has joined forces with the colorfully dressed Tennessee-raised popster. In 2011 the band released The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends in support of Record Store Day. The album’s opening track, titled “2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)” featured Ke$ha and rapper Biz Markie. During the making of the album, Coyne went so far as to include real blood in the pressing. Ke$ha was among those that donated the life-giving liquid.

 
   

During the session, Coyne was even asked if he still had any of her blood and if so, how glittery it is? His response: “Yes and it’s VERY glittery. It came out of [her] vagina that way. That’s the truth.”

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:43
 

‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Florence + the Machine & More

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April 4, 2013. Earlier this week it was revealed that Beyoncé and OutKast’s André 3000 teamed up again to cover Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” for Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Now fans can get an early listen to the moody cover, thanks to a new trailer released today (April 4).

“It’s a very different take on ‘Back to Black,’” an unnamed source from Interscope Records reportedly told E! of the cover. They weren’t lying – Bey and Andre’s take is dark, slow and nearly unrecognizable from Winehouse’s original.

The nearly three-minute trailer also features haunting vocals from Florence + the Machine and Lana Del Rey, who both appear on the soundtrack with new songs. Watch and listen below.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 07 April 2013 23:23 Read more...
 

Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson Tour Announces Fan Club Presales Code!

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MAROON 5

April 1, 2013 Maroon 5 is headlining the 2013 Honda Civic Tour with Special Guest Kelly Clarkson.  They'll also be having PJ Morton, Rozzi Crane & Tony Lucca out on the road as well.

The tour launches August 1st in St. Louis, MO! Check below for all the tour dates

Members of the Maroon 5 fan club will have access to exclusive pre-sale tickets on April 1. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning April 6 at www.Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. To sign up for Honda’s pre-sale, which begins April 2, visit hondacivictour.com/presale. Please note that tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Acquisition and possession of a pre-sale code does not guarantee access to tickets. Each pre-sale code is good for up to four (4) tickets per show, with a limit of 12 tickets for the tour. Pre-sale codes only apply to concerts for sale through the Ticketmaster ticketing system. Pre-sale code is good for all Ticketmaster venues. May not work at other venues.

Continuing a Honda Civic Tour tradition, Honda will present fans with an opportunity to check out one-of-a-kind vehicles that have been customized and autographed by the headlining bands. Maroon 5’s vehicle will be on display at each tour stop.

“We are very excited to team up with the Honda Civic Tour,” said Adam Levine. “Kelly, PJ, Rozzi and Tony are all such unique and amazing artists. I’m really looking forward to hitting the road with them. Each night will be a great night of music.”

 


S.I.N. Club ticket pre-sales for Maroon 5 2013 Honda Civic Tour dates begin today, April 1 @ 3pm PT/6pm ET, and conclude on Friday, April 5 @ 10pm local times. Member access will open as follows:

LEGACY MEMBERS    Presles Prefix MCG
JUNIOR (New) MEMBERS Presales Prefix MCJ
Login to the SIN site and click to the TOUR section.
You will see your presale code at the top of the page.

Citibank Preslaes site


 

DATE LOCATION COUNTRY VENUE PUBLIC ON-SALE
1-Aug-13 St. Louis, MO US Verizon Wireless Amphitheater APR 6 @ 10AM
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3-Aug-13 Indianapolis, IN US Klipsch Music Center APR 6 @ 10AM
LOCAL TIME
4-Aug-13 Cincinnati, OH US Riverbend Music Center APR 6 @ 10AM
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6-Aug-13 Pittsburgh, PA US First Niagara Amphitheatre APR 6 @ 10AM
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7-Aug-13 Camden, NJ US Susquehanna Bank Center APR 6 @ 10AM
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9-Aug-13 Mansfield, MA US Comcast Center APR 6 @ 10AM
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10-Aug-13 Holmdel, NJ US PNC Bank Arts Center APR 6 @ 10AM
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11-Aug-13 Wantagh, NY US Nikon at Jones Beach Theater APR 6 @ 10AM
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25-Aug-13 Tinley Park, IL US First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre APR 6 @ 10AM
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26-Aug-13 Cleveland, OH US Blossom Music Center APR 6 @ 10AM
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28-Aug-13 Detroit, MI US DTE Energy Music Center APR 6 @ 10AM
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29-Aug-13 Toronto, ON CA Molson Amphitheatre APR 6 @ 10AM
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31-Aug-13 Hartford, CT US Comcast Theater APR 6 @ 10AM
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1-Sep-13 Scranton, PA US Toyota Pavilion APR 6 @ 10AM
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4-Sep-13 Darien Center, NY US Darien Lake Performing Arts Center APR 6 @ 10AM
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5-Sep-13 Saratoga Springs US Saratoga Racway APR 6 @ 10AM
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7-Sep-13 Bristow, VA US Jiffy Lube Live APR 6 @ 10AM
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8-Sep-13 Virginia Beach, VA US Farm Bureau Live APR 6 @ 10AM
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10-Sep-13 Raleigh, NC US Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion APR 6 @ 10AM
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11-Sep-13 Charlotte, NC US Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre APR 6 @ 10AM
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13-Sep-13 Tampa, FL US 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater APR 6 @ 10AM
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14-Sep-13 West Palm Beach, FL US Cruzan Amphitheatre APR 6 @ 10AM
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16-Sep-13 Atlanta, GA US Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood APR 6 @ 10AM
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18-Sep-13 Austin, TX US Austin360 Amphitheatre APR 6 @ 10AM
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19-Sep-13 Houston, TX US Woodlands Pavilion APR 6 @ 10AM
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22-Sep-13 Dallas, TX US Gexa Energy Paviliion APR 6 @ 10AM
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24-Sep-13 Denver, CO US Fiddler's Green Amphitheater APR 6 @ 10AM
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27-Sep-13 Ridgefield, WA US Sleep Country Amphitheater APR 6 @ 10AM
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28-Sep-13 George, WA US Gorge Amphitheatre APR 6 @ 10AM
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1-Oct-13 Wheatland, CA US Sleep Train Amphitheater APR 6 @ 10AM
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2-Oct-13 Mountain View, CA US Shoreline Amphitheatre APR 6 @ 10AM
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5-Oct-13 Chula Vista, CA US Sleep Train Amphitheatre APR 6 @ 10AM
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Last Updated on Sunday, 05 January 2014 18:27
 


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