Waky Music News
Kenny Loggins' Country "Danger Zone" Premieres On "Archer"
Kenny Loggins admits he was skeptical about turning "Danger Zone" into a country song. But the singer tells Zap2It.com he's impressed with the new arrangement, which premiered Monday night at USAToday.com and on the animated FX series "Archer."
A repeat of the episode, titled "Archer Vice: Baby Shower," will air as part of FX's overnight programming next week. The rebroadcast is set for Tuesday, March 11th at 12:30 a.m. But the song is available now. It's one of 12 tracks on the album "Cherlene (Songs from the Series Archer)," which was released in conjunction with the episode's premiere.
Crosby, Stills & Nash Launching Tour
Graham Nash says there's just something special about the combination of his voice with that of David Crosby and Stephen Stills. The singer tells Richmond.com all three of them are harmony singers, explaining that's a role they each filled in their earlier bands. But he says back in 1968, when he, David, and Stephen sang together for the first time, it was "completely different." Graham explains it was "magic" that they "all recognized it immediately," and he knew his life "had just changed in a major way." He says for him it meant leaving the life he had in England -- including his family, friends, and The Hollies -- and starting fresh in America, but "that's how great that moment was" for him.
Now, more than 45 years later, the three are launching their latest tour. As promised, Crosby is ready to return to action after undergoing a procedure last month to open a blocked artery. The trio is starting their trek as planned in Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday. They have 13 shows scheduled throughout the Central and Eastern portions of the country, and will come to a close in Durham, North Carolina on March 24th. In addition, Crosby will play a couple of solo dates on March 16th and 25th in Vienna, Virginia, which are make-good shows for missed February performances.
Crosby, Stills, and Nash Tour Dates
March 4 - Richmond, Virginia, at the Carpenter Theatre
March 5 - Newport News, Virginia, at the Ferguson Center For The Arts
March 7 - Charleston, West Virginia, at the Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences
March 8 - Louisville, Kentucky, at The Louisville Palace Theatre
March 11 - Des Moines, Iowa, at the Des Moines Performing Arts - Civic Center
March 12 - Peoria, Illinois, at the Peoria Civic Center Arena
March 14 - Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Murat Theatre
March 15 - Battle Creek, Michigan, at the FireKeepers Casino
March 18 - Columbus, Ohio, at the Palace Theatre
March 19 - Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the Embassy Theatre
March 21 - Nashville, Tennessee, at the Ryman Auditorium
March 22 - Atlanta, Georgia, at The Fox Theatre
March 24 - Durham, North Carolina, at the Durham Performing Arts Center
Rick Springfield, Pat Benatar Teaming Up For Summer Tour
Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar are making plans to hit the road. The two performers have announced ten shows on their "Together Live" trek, with more stops expected to be added. As it stands the tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 28th, and wrap up in Saratoga, California on July 25th. Springfield tells Billboard.com he's "always thought" he and Benatar would make a great pairing "with the boy/girl thing," especially since they both have "high energy rock and roll shows."
Rick adds that the tour is "a kind of complete circle thing." He explains that he would hear Pat's "Heartbreaker" on the radio as he worked on his major label debut, "Working Class Dog," and Benatar's guitarist -- and future husband -- Neil Giraldo played on Rick's hit "Jessie's Girl." Rick also points out that in the early '80s both he and Pat worked at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles with producer Keith Olsen.
Rick Springfield-Pat Benatar "Together Live" Tour Dates
June 28 - Atlanta, Georgia, at the Chastain Park Amphitheater
June 29 - Raleigh, North Carolina, at the Red Hat Amphitheater
July 5 - Atlantic City, New Jersey, at the Revel Casino Hotel - Ovation Hall
July 6 - Canandaigua, New York, at the CMAC
July 8 - Cincinnati, Ohio, at the PNC Pavilion
July 16 - Kansas City, Missouri, at the Starlight Theatre
July 17 - Mulvane, Kansas, at the Kansas Arena
July 19 - Phoenix, Arizona, at the Comerica Theatre
July 20 - Valley Center, California, at Harrah's Rincon - Event Center
July 25 - Saratoga, California, at The Mountain Winery
Journey's Neal Schon Has Three Albums In The Works
Journey's Neal Schon says he's hoping the band will make another album. The guitarist tells FractalAudio.com he loves "working and creating in the studio," and he'll "always be releasing new music." And Journey's studio inactivity isn't holding him back. Schon says he's currently busy with three different albums. He describes the upcoming disc "So U," which he's been working on with Journey drummer Deen Castronovo and Thin Lizzy-Black Star Riders bassist Marco Mendoza, as "a real tripped-out trio record." He's in another trio with former Journey drummer Steve Smith and keyboardist Jan Hammer. Schon says they're working on a double-CD that's "truly epic and stretched-out," featuring "complete suites of music" instead of "a bunch of songs."
Schon adds that he's been rehearsing with Santana for their upcoming "Santana IV" album. He says they'll likely start recording the material in late summer, after Journey's tour. The project reunites Santana's early '70s lineup, and also includes keyboardist-singer Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve, and percussionist Michael Carabello. The album might also feature conga player Marcus "The Magnificent" Malone -- an original member of Santana who had become homeless, and after 40 years was reunited with Carlos last December. Santana recently told the "Las Vegas Sun" he wanted Malone to play on a couple of tracks on the album.
Darlene Love "Overwhelmed" By "20 Feet" Awards
Darlene Love says it's been a whirlwind weekend for her. The singer is one of the stars of the film "20 Feet From Stardom," and Love was on hand to help accept the Oscar Sunday night when the movie got the nod for best feature-lengthy documentary. And that was Love's second awards show in two days. On Saturday Darlene performed at The Spirit Awards, where "20 Feet" was also named Best Documentary. In a Facebook post Monday Love said she was "overwhelmed with joy and happiness," and "still trying to absorb all of this." She also added her thanks to "everybody for all the love" they're giving her. In addition to receiving a standing ovation following her sung acceptance speech at the Oscars, a number of media outlets have praised her appearance as one of the stand-out moments from the event.
Deluxe Edition Of 1992 Dylan Tribute Concert Now Available
An updated version of Bob Dylan's all-star 30th anniversary tribute concert is now out on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray. The event, which took place in 1992, featured a host of rock and country stars honoring legendary folk-rocker. Dylan appeared as well, singing "It's Alright Ma" and "Girl Of The North Country." He also joined George Harrison, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, and Eric Clapton on "My Back Pages," while everyone chimes in on "Knockin' On Heaven's Door." The lengthy lineup also featured The Band, John Mellencamp, Lou Reed, and Stevie Wonder, as well as Johnny Winter, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and many others.
The new "Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration - Deluxe Edition" is described as a more complete version of the concert, and includes more material than the original CD and VHS release. But there were technical problems during the taping, some of the bad footage couldn't be repaired in post-production. Bonus material includes an audio track of Sinead O'Connor's soundcheck performance of "I Believe in You," which she ended up not performing at the show. The concert took place just days after Sinead tore up a picture of the Pope on "Saturday Night Live," and she was met with a chorus of boos from the audience when she took the stage.
Track list for "Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration - Deluxe Edition"
"Like A Rolling Stone" - John Mellencamp
"Blowin' In The Wind" - Stevie Wonder
"Foot of Pride" - Lou Reed
"Masters of War" - Eddie Vedder/Mike McCready
"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - Tracy Chapman
"It Ain't Me Babe" - June Carter Cash/Johnny Cash
"What Was It You Wanted" - Willie Nelson
"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" - Kris Kristofferson
"Highway 61 Revisited" - Johnny Winter
"Seven Days - Ron Wood
"Just Like a Woman" - Richie Havens
"When the Ship Comes In" - The Clancy Brothers and Robbie O'Connell with special guest Tommy Makem
"War" - Sinead O'Connor
"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" - Neil Young
"All Along the Watchtower" - Neil Young
"I Shall be Released" - Chrissie Hynde
"Love Minus Zero, No Limit" - Eric Clapton (Track Only Available on DVD/Blu-Ray Format)
"Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" - Eric Clapton
"Emotionally Yours" - The O'Jays
"When I Paint My Masterpiece" - The Band
"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" - Mary Chapin Carpenter/Rosanne Cash/Shawn Colvin
"Absolutely Sweet Marie - George Harrison"
"License to Kill" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
"Mr Tambourine Man" - Roger McGuinn
"It's Alright, Ma" - Bob Dylan
"My Back Pages" - Bob Dylan/Roger McGuinn/Tom Petty/Neil Young/Eric Clapton/George Harrison
"Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - Everyone
"Girl of The North Country" - Bob Dylan
DVD Bonus Tracks:
"Leopard-Skin Pill-box Hat" - John Mellencamp
"Boots of Spanish Leather" - Nancy Griffith with Carolyn Hester
"Gotta Serve Somebody" - Booker T. & the M.G.'s
CD Audio Bonus Tracks:
"I Believe in You" - Sinéad O'Connor (from soundcheck, previously unreleased)
"Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" - Eric Clapton (from soundcheck, previously unreleased)