On May 17, they will release their first single in twenty years, Reason to Believe, on iTunes, but you don't have to wait to hear their latest sound. Here is the official video for the song.
Since there were no language barriers to overcome, The Ventures’ unique “teke-teke sound” (as it was called in Japanese) grabbed the heart of many Japanese young men and women. These young fans in turn formed groups of their own, thus creating a huge boom of electric guitar sales in the country. The Ventures are still one the most popular American rock groups in Japan. The Ventures significantly influenced the Japanese music scene and contributed to the promotion of friendly relations between the US and Japan in the process.
The Simon & Garfunkel tour originally scheduled for April - May is being postponed due to a vocal strain recently sustained by Art Garfunkel. In an effort to provide the highest quality performance for their audience, Paul & Art decided it would be best to move the scheduled concert dates. The dates have been rescheduled to allow for an adequate period of rest and rehabilitation, after which Art is expected to make a complete recovery.The new dates for the Old Friends in Concert tour:
Both Paul and Art regret any inconvenience this has caused their fans and are looking forward to seeing them at the rescheduled shows.
Executive produced by original Temptation Otis Williams, who also produced several tracks on the album, Still Here features Listen Up, a new millennium version of Ball Of Confusion; Soul Music, which pays homage to the sounds from back in the day; and Shawtyismygirlooyeah, a modern update of My Girl, the Temptations' first #1 hit in 1965.Track List:
Still Here also includes Change Has Come, an energetic tribute to the election of President Barack Obama with a rousing performance by lead singer "Big" Bruce Williamson. Among the several slow jams are the beautiful ballad Hold Me, featuring Terry Weeks (member since 1997), and Woman, featuring tenor Ron Tyson (member since 1983), who also simmers on the mid-tempo Warm Summer Nights and shines on the nostalgic Going Back Home.
Goodness gracious, it's true! i fell onto my shoulder and hit a rocky tile floor and broke my left humerous bone in two!
I'm having a difficult time getting around but have so much gratitude towards my friends who are rising to the cause. I won't be able to play my guitars for a while but will keep my tour schedule with an added guitarist to be named in a few weeks beginning in May. I think getting out there and singing will be the best medicine. Meanwhile, my doctor will be keeping an eye on this ol arm in hopes of not having to do surgery. Thanks for your contributions and or prayers. love, Rosie
The title of the package is reflective of Mellencamp’s continuing role as a troubadour who conveys the hopes, heartbreak and realities of the heartland – that part of the country that politicians are wont to call “the real America,” a divisive jab that is at odds with Mellencamp’s true themes. Per DeCurtis, “..the set takes its title from a scarifying murder ballad on Freedom’s Road, ‘Rural Route.’"
Mellencamp explained to DeCurtis “I started making records in ’76, and the most recent track on the collection was done in ‘09. So Rural Route 7609; it’s like an address. I thought it sounded cool.”
Adds DeCurtis, “It does. But, more important, for anyone interested in finding the real John Mellencamp, this is where he’s been, and where he lives.” On The Rural Route 7609 is a musical journey that sheds new light on an American musician who, as both a songwriter and social activist, has never rested on his laurels or past accomplishments.
"To tell the truth if Rick was going out as Supertramp and just doing his music I’d be incredibly happy. I am a big fan of Rick’s and it is great to see him get off the couch but it is the way it has come down and the way he is advertising the tour that is not right.It's a great interview with a lot of insight into the issues behind the controversy. Read it over at Undercover's site.
"What I don’t feel good about is about him breaking an agreement that we had. To tell you the truth Paul & I would never have handed over Supertramp, I am not that much of a fool, to just hand over something I had put 14 years of my life into to Rick for nothing. I really was the driving force in that band for 14 years. I remember very clearly the only thing I cared about when I gave Rick the name was that I would leave with my songs and my voice in tact. That would be my security. For him, his security would be the name, obviously."
Where once she soared, now she wheezes and croaks, bludgeoning her perfect pop single I Wanna Dance (With Somebody Who Loves Me) into karaoke submission; stripping the moving My Love Is Your Love of all emotion and inflicting grisly carnage on I Will Always Love You (if she is late-period Judy Garland, this is her Over The Rainbow).
The nadir of nadirs came during A Song For You which collapsed halfway through into a rambling, nonsensical discourse (one of many) on Michael Jackson (“I called him... Michael and he called me... Whitney“).
--- John Aizlewood, London Evening Standard
...thousands of fans, who had paid at least £85 admission, began to leave during I Will Always Love You. Houston, who has struggled with drug problems and the breakdown of her marriage to Bobby Brown, sang just one or two verses of hits such as Greatest Love Of All.Houston plays the venue again the next two nights.
Her backing singers were left to handle tough notes and she paused to catch her breath during songs, sometimes panting heavily between tracks. Her face appeared bloated and her sequined top struggled to fasten at her waist.
--- Alistair Forester, London Evening Standard
Everyone at Michaels Entertainment would like to thank all fans and friends for their continued thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
At this point Bret remains in ICU in critical condition. He is under 24 hour doctors care and supervision. We are hopeful that further tests will locate the source of the bleeding, which has still not been located. As we all know Bret is a fighter and we are hopeful that once all is complete the slurred speech, blurred vision and dizziness, etc. will be eliminated and all functions will return to normal.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
hello,Yauch has been a practicing Buddhist for many years so this is not a case of "grasping at alternative medicine" in a desperate situation. As a matter of fact, a number of sources are reporting that he is actually in the recovery phase of his treatment.
wanted to send this out to you guys in case you were into it, or wanted to give it to anyone who you think might be.
a few friends and i are meditating at the same time twice a day. 9:30am and 6:30pm eastern standard time, for about an hour and half.
we are picturing smashing apart all of the cancer cells in the world.
we are visualizing taking the energy away from the cancer, and then sending it back at the cancer as lightening bolts that will break apart the DNA and RNA of the cells. if you have the time, please join us in whipping up this lightening storm. mind over matter......
if you prefer to sit then sit, but if you are not used to meditating, or sitting quietly doesn't sound like fun, put on some music and dance while you do the visualization, and if you want to do it at some other time, or picture curing some other illness that's fine too. yoko will be joining the meditation by visualizing all of us dancing with joy to celebrate the world without cancer. all variations are welcome. this is really just being done with a wish for all beings to be cured of all illnesses and to find true lasting happiness.
i'll also be saying prayers for the earthquake victims in tibet, so join in on that if you can too.
please feel free to pass this onto anyone who you think may find it interesting.
with all my love,
Rick and Roger are two very different artists – two songwriters with two very distinctive styles of music – and this year you’ll have the opportunity to see both! If you want to hear the legendary voice and classical pop rock of songs like The Logical Song, Dreamer or Give a Little Bit you can come see Roger at one of his shows. And if you want the legendary voice and more jazzy blues sound of Rick’s songs like Bloody Well Right, Goodbye Stranger or Rudy you can have that, too.Today, the Supertramp website was updated with the following announcement:
And as this is the first time in a long time that Supertramp is touring at the same time as Roger, we are really hoping that Rick honors the agreement he made with Roger when he left 27 years ago for the band not to play Roger’s songs as this has created a lot of confusion for the public in past years. That was what Rick and Roger both knew would help create a clear delineation between Supertramp and Roger Hodgson when they agreed to part ways. The agreement was for Supertramp to become a vehicle for Rick’s music and that Roger would go forward with his future secured by his songs and his voice. Roger wouldn’t have given up the name if he thought Rick was going to continue playing his songs, because otherwise he was leaving the band with nothing. We feel it is only morally and ethically right that Rick abide by the promise that he made to Roger. And besides that, Rick has so many great songs to fill more than a whole concert.
Supertramp has announced their 70-10 TOUR, celebrating forty years since the release of their first album, “Supertramp”, in 1970. The tour will begin on September 2, 2010 in Halle, Germany and will include thirty-five shows in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, England and Ireland.
Joining Supertramp’s founder, lead singer and keyboardist, Rick Davies, are legendary Supertramp members John Anthony Helliwell, saxophones and woodwinds, and Bob Sieben- berg, drums. Veterans of past Supertramp tours, Jesse Siebenberg, lead vocals, guitars and percussion, Cliff Hugo, bass, Carl Verheyen, guitars and Lee Thornburg, horns, will round out the lineup.
Rick Davies, along with set and lighting designer, Michael Brian Duncan, is developing a new stage production that will provide the audience with a total Supertramp experience, a delight for both the eyes and ears. Rehearsals are currently underway in New York and during the two hour plus show the band will perform a plethora of classics from their forty year history, including Bloody Well Right, Dreamer, From Now On, Goodbye Stranger, The Logical Song, Rudy and many, many more.