“The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album,” said Sir Elton John in a social media post on Wednesday announcing precisely that: The Lockdown Sessions, a new album set for release by the legendary entertainer on Oct. 22. His full post: The last thing I expected to do during lockdown… Continue reading Elton John: New ‘Lockdown Sessions’ Album 10/22, ft. Collaborations with Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks, the Late Glen Campbell & More
On Aug. 6, Colin Hay, the prolific singer/songwriter known for his solo career in addition to years fronting the Australian group Men at Work, will release a new album titled I Just Don’t Know What To Do with Myself. As its name might suggest, the project came about during the quarantine months of 2020, while… Continue reading Colin Hay to Cover the Beatles, Kinks, Glen Campbell, More on New LP ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’
“Wichita Lineman” is a classic, and the Jimmy Webb-penned song made famous by the late Glen Campbell received a very high honor this week when it was inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. “‘Wichita Lineman’ is the ultimate expression of the musical and spiritual bond between my husband Glen and… Continue reading Glen Campbell’s Recording of Jimmy Webb’s ‘Wichita Lineman’ Inducted Into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s triumphant 1969 return to live performance with a sold-out engagement at the newly opened International Hotel in Las Vegas. The newly released Sony Music 11-CD box set, Elvis: Live 1969 (pick up a copy here) showcases 11 complete concerts that lend powerful testament to the enduring magic of… Continue reading Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later
On Friday, June 21, the expanded four-disc box set Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017] was released — paying homage to the late, great country music and pop culture icon with a remastered re-release of a compilation that was previously released in 2003. The initial news release summed it up as follows: This new edition… Continue reading The New, Expanded ‘Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017]’ Box Set is a Toast to a Legend
The life and career of beloved country music icon Glen Campbell spanned generations and influenced countless musicians who would follow in his wake, and on June 21 Capitol/UMe will release a long out-of-print collection originally released in 2003, newly expanded and with more material than in its original form. Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017]… Continue reading Glen Campbell to Be Honored with Expanded Release of ‘Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017]’ Box Set on 6/21
“I don’t think it sold many copies, but there was no pressure to go in a certain direction, and Columbia just let us do whatever we wanted,” The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn told me in 2016 of his former band’s legendary album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Now considered a crucial moment in the birth of country-rock… Continue reading Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)
Watching a screening of the music documentary The Wrecking Crew is like going 15 rounds with Manny Pacquiao: the HITS just keep on comin and comin and comin. God Only Knows! Wichita Lineman! I Got You Babe! Mr. Tambourine Man! Little Old Lady From Pasadena! MacArthur Park! Dont Worry Baby! Hes a Rebel! These Boots are Made for Walking! California Dreamin’! Eve of Destruction! Fun Fun Fun! River Deep… Continue reading “The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!