It’s been months since Prince passed away and since then so many different things have gone down surrounding his estate. Who gets what? What will happen to this or that? We’re slowly finding out more information about all of the above, and when it’s announced, we report it.
The most recent news surrounding Prince is that Paisley Park has become a museum! The Chanhassen City Council approved it unanimously on Monday night. This won’t be the first time tours will be taken there though. Recently Paisley Park has allowed for some tours, but not to the level of what will become of the now museum.
Tickets for many tour dates until the end of the year are available, so if this interests you and you’ll be in Minnesota hop on it!
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The Who’s Big Announcements
Posted on October 27, 2016, 1:10 am
The legendary band ‘The Who,’ has been briefly touring this year, and has announced more tour dates for 2017. They also made news this week by releasing news that their “My Generation” LP has been expanded to a 5-CD Super Deluxe Box Set, being released on November 18. The multiple LP editions will follow on February 10, 2017. Fans can pre-order now online.
Both mono and re-mastered stereo mixes of the original album with bonus tracks are now available, with a fifth disc of songs that include three new, unreleased songs found by Townshend earlier this year. You’ll be able to enjoy ‘never been heard before’ songs “The Girls I Could Have Had,” “As Children We Grew” and “My Own Love.”
The latest offering will include an 80-page book that details behind the scenes info and rare early pictures of the group.
Rockers Still Out on Tour This Fall
Posted on October 27, 2016, 1:10 am
We are inching our way to the holiday season, but a few of the best rockers are still out on tour. Here’s a brief over view of a few bands still out on tour as the wintery season nears…
Elton John will be in residence at the Colosseum in Las Vegas through the end of this week before heading to Europe. Journey has one more US tour stop, November 19th in Scottsdale AZ.
Stevie Nicks has one of the most ambitious fall tours, with nearly 40 total stops in both November and December. She’ll be ppearing in Houston October 29th, Dallas October 30th, Tampa November 2nd, Ft, Lauderdale November 4th, and Atlanta November 5th.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will be in residence in early December at the Grand Event Center at the Golden Nugget on December 2nd and 3rd.
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More Music to Come From Brian Wilson
Posted on October 26, 2016, 1:10 am
The Beach Boys LP “Pet Sounds” is celebrating a 50 year anniversary in 2016, and it’s been a busy year for its creator Brian Wilson. His memoir ‘I am Brian Wilson’ was released last week, and now there are details of a new Brian Wilson album out this year, exciting Beach Boy fans around the world!
Brian is now 74 and appears to be in good physical and mental health, but that’s not always been the norm. Although Rolling Stone Magazine ranks Brian as the number 12 ‘Greatest Songwriter of All Time,’ he’s been described as mercurial and temperamental. Brian’s mid-60s temper tantrums and nervous breakdowns have been fodder for the press, but through it all he’s still one of the greatest forces in music. The Beach Boys have sold hundreds of millions of records and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
The highly anticipated Brian Wilson album is expected to contain a majority of rock and roll originals with a few of his original songs re-recorded. The LP is expected to be released before the end of the year.
ZZ Top is one of the best rock bands of all time, creating and touring since the early 70s. If you love “Sharp Dressed Man,” “La Grange,” “Tush” and “Legs,” then you must check out the Z before you die. The bands ‘Greatest Hits’ hit the shelves in September, and would make a wonderful Chritmas stocking stuffer.
In exciting news this week, ZZ Top announced it’s 2017 concert dates. Although that seems like a long way away, you’ll want to get your tickets now. Here are the dates that are on the board…
2/19 — Greenville, S.C.
2/22 — Nashville, TN
2/24 — Louisville, KY
2/25 — Northfield, OH
2/26 — Schenectady, NY
3/03 — Atlantic City, NJ
3/04 — Shippensburg, PA
3/05 — Washington, DC
3/11 — Lake Charles, LA
3/14 — Macon, GA