Alan Silfen/UMG NashvilleLionel Richie continues to reap the benefits of the smash success of his country duets album, Tuskegee. The veteran R&B crooner's updated rendition of his 1984 hit "Stuck on You," featuring Darius Rucker, has been nominated for a 2012 CMA Award in the Musical Event of the Year category. As you may remember, Rucker fronted the popular '90s pop-rock act Hootie & the Blowfish before becoming a solo country artist. read more ≫
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Photo: Ross HalfinThe Who's Pete Townshend will receive the Les Paul Award at the 28th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, scheduled to take place on January 25 in Anaheim, California. The honor, named after the late electric-guitar and multi-track recording pioneer, recognizes people or institutions that have made a significant impact on the world of audio production and technology. read more ≫
Verve Music GroupIt's been reported for some time that Rod Stewart would be releasing his first-ever holiday album this fall, and now we've got all the details. The disc, called Merry Christmas, Baby, will be in stores October 30, but is available for pre-order on iTunes now. read more ≫
Facebook.com/PeterFramptonPeter Frampton has announced that the new video featuring performances from his recent tour commemorating the 35th anniversary of his classic Frampton Comes Alive! album will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 13.
In a Facebook message, the guitar whiz reports that the discs will include high-definition footage from shows he played in New York City and Milwaukee. Frampton also reveals that the concerts were captured in 5.1 surround sound audio. read more ≫
MattBissonette.comVeteran bassist Matt Bissonette has signed on to replace longtime Elton John band member Bob Birch, who **** of an apparent suicide on August 15. Bissonette comes from a musical family that includes his brother, Gregg, who has played drums in Ringo Starr's All Starr Band since 2008. Matt's extensive resume includes stints performing with David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani and Rick Springfield. read more ≫