KIXI Music News

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Jon Anderson’s star-packed 2019 solo album ‘1000 Hands’ to get label release in July

Blue Élan RecordsLast year, former Yes frontman Jon Anderson self-released a star-studded studio album called 1000 Hands.  Now the project is set to get an official label release on July 31, thanks to a new partnership with Blue Élan Records. The album will issued digitally, on CD and as a deluxe two-LP, 180-gram vinyl package. Two of the record’s 11 …

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KISS collaborator Bob Kulick, acclaimed guitarist and producer, dead at 70

Gabe Ginsberg/Getty ImagesVeteran producer and guitarist Bob Kulick, who contributed his talents to several KISS albums among many other projects, died Thursday, May 28, at the age of 70. Kulick’s brother, former KISS and longtime Grand Funk Railroad guitarist Bruce Kulick, announced Bob’s death with a message on his social media pages. “I am heartbroken to have to share the …

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John Fogerty, Cyndi Lauper among stars set to perform on ‘Grammy Salute to Unsung Heroes’ special in June

Myriam Santos; Helen MaybanksJohn Fogerty and Cyndi Lauper are among a variety music stars that will be featured on United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes, a new TV special celebrating those on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle that will air June 21 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Hosted by Harry Connick Jr., the …

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The Eagle Has Landed: Sting receives painting from late NYC cop thanks to daughter’s efforts

Tristar Media/Getty ImagesThe story of the man whose dying wish was that his stepdaughter give a painting he’d done of Sting to the British rocker himself has a happy ending:  Sting’s now in possession of the painting. As previously reported, Domingo Santiago‘s stepdaughter Elizabeth was featured on the Humans of New York Instagram feed, telling the story of how Domingo, …

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Listen to Carlos Santana and wife Cindy’s cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” benefiting WhyHunger campaign

PRNewsFoto/SongAidThe recently reported cover of John Lennon‘s “Imagine” that Carlos Santana recorded with his wife, Santana drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, debuted today in conjunction with the newly launched SongAid campaign, which benefits the WhyHunger charity’s Rapid Response Fund. The rocking, soulful version of “Imagine,” featuring Cindy on lead vocals and drums and Carlos delivering fiery guitar riffs, is included on …

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I’ve seen that movie too: Elton John hosting ‘Rocketman’ watch party tonight on Amazon Prime

Paramount PicturesImagine getting to watch Rocketman with Elton John, the man whose life inspired the film.  Well, tonight you can, on Amazon Prime. The film, which took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song, is now available to stream for free on Amazon Prime, and Elton himself is hosting a Watch Party on his official Twitter account.  All you …

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Sammy Hagar interviews fellow ex-Van Halen singer Gary Cherone on new ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’ episode

Courtesy of AXS TVThe mid-season finale of AXS TV’s Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar premieres this Sunday, May 31, at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, and features the Red Rocker hanging with Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt and singer Gary Cherone. Cherone and Sammy Hagar, of course, have something in common — Gary actually replaced Sammy as Van …

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Star-studded Epix music docuseries ‘Laurel Canyon’ premieres Sunday; director calls project “a gift”

Courtesy of EpixPart one of the new two-part Epix docuseries Laurel Canyon, which profiles the music scene that centered around the Los Angeles neighborhood of the same name during the late 1960s and early ’70s, premieres this Sunday, May 31, at 9 p.m. ET. The program focuses on such legendary artists as The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas & the …

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Current Badfinger lineup releases new version of “Baby Blue” featuring Matthew Sweet

Cleopatra RecordsThe current lineup of veteran U.K. rock band Badfinger has teamed up with acclaimed modern rocker Matthew Sweet to record a new version of their enduring 1971 tune “Baby Blue” that’s been released as a digital single and via streaming services. The updated version of “Baby Blue” features lead vocals by Badfinger’s sole surviving original member, singer/guitarist Joey Molland, …

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Brian May thanks fans for “torrent of love and support” after he revealed he had “a small heart attack”

Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global CitizenBrian May recently revealed that he suffered “a small heart attack” and underwent a stent operation to treat three partially blocked coronary arteries, and now the Queen guitarist is thanking fans for the kindness they’ve show him after the news was reported. In a video message posted earlier this week on his YouTube channel, May …

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