Brian Lowe/KISS Catalog Ltd.Caleb Johnson was named the season 13 American Idol winner Wednesday night after a performance that had the singer onstage with KISS performing two of the band’s classic anthems, “Love Gun” and “Shout It Out Loud.” Backstage after the performance, KISS singer and bassist Gene Simmons said he was impressed. “Caleb is great!” said Simmons. “You know, …Read More »
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Courtesy of Crosby, Stills, Nash and YoungThe wait is finally about to be over for the long-in-the-works box set gathering together recordings from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young‘s 1974 reunion tour. CSNY 1974 will be released on July 8 in various configurations, including a three-CD/one-DVD package, a Pure Audio Blu-ray/DVD set and a single-CD collection. Graham Nash, who compiled the …Read More »
Cliff Lipson/CBSFollowing the cancellation of a string of concerts due to illness, Paul McCartney is now reported to be hospitalized in Japan. A Japanese paper, Sankei Sport, is claiming that McCartney was admitted to a hospital due to a “viral inflammation,” and that his symptoms included vomiting and diarrhea. The paper further claims that the Beatles legend was admitted to …Read More »
Capitol Records/UMe/Business WireBonnie Raitt is going back in time, technologically speaking, to mark the 25th anniversary of her breakthrough album, Nick of Time. The 1989 album, which reached #1 on the Billboard chart and went on to sell 5 million copies, is being re-released in vinyl-only edition to mark the milestone. It’s unusual for a re-release to come out only …Read More »
Photo: Danielle St. LaurentThere are only a handful of bands who can celebrate 40 years of music, and Blondie is among those few. The band’s latest release, a two-disc collection called Blondie 4(0) Ever, celebrates that longevity with one disc of newly rerecorded classics, Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits, while also looking toward the future with another disc of new material …Read More »