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The Black Crowes share new single ‘Cross Your Fingers’

The Black Crowes have shared their latest single “Cross Your Fingers,” their second release from their upcoming new album Happiness Bastards, dropping March 15th.

Happiness Bastards was recorded in Nashville with Jay Joyce, who has previously worked with the likes of Halestorm, Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson. It’s the first Black Crowes album since 2010’s acoustic collection Croweology, and their first album of new material since the previous year’s Before the Frost…Until the Freeze.

Says guitarist Rich Robinson: “This album is a continuation of our story as a band. Our years of experience writing and making music and touring the world are represented in this record, and we were brilliantly guided by one of the best producers in the business.”

The Black Crowes also just announced a run of shows in North America, the UK and Europe in support of Happiness Bastards. The North American run begins on April 2 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee through May 7 at The Met Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. European dates kick off on May 14 at Manchester’s O2 Apollo, and run through to June 9.

Take a listen to ‘Cross Your Fingers’ – here.

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Record Store Day shares 2024 Offerings: See the full list

Record Store Day will be back for its 17th year on April 20, 2024, and has announced the full list of exclusive releases for their 2024 event. Record Store Day is the largest single-day music event in the world that celebrates brick-and-mortar indie record stores worldwide. The titles on the RSD 2024 Official List will be released at participating record stores as part of their celebration of Record Store Day on Saturday, April 20th. Paramore are this year’s Record Store Day Ambassadors.

Highlights of this year’s list include titles by Ateez, The Beatles, The Black Crowes, David Bowie, Dwight Yoakam, Eric Church, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Garbage, Grateful Dead, Elton John, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Willie Nelson, Paramore, Pearl Jam, Queen, The Rolling Stones, U2, and many others. Fans can also expect collectible and limited-edition records from the likes of Jessie Ware, Noah Kahan, Gabriels, Katy J Pearson, Blur, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and many more.

In addition, established acts such as The Rolling Stones, Notorious B.I.G, Garbage and Lily Allen, who will be releasing special vinyl editions. The Flirtations prepare to release their first album of new material in over 55 years. Meanwhile George Harrison’s Electronic Sounds and Wonderwall Music are getting a special repress, and John Lennon’s Mind Games will have a unique repress on a limited 12” EP. In addition, a solo release from Ringo Starr with a brand-new four track EP, Crooked Boy, alongside songwriter Linda Perry.

Paramore, this year’s Record Store Day Ambassadors, are sharing a pair of releases with Re:This is Why, and Re: This Is Why (Remix). The album also includes Paramore’s demo of the album track “Sanity.” The deluxe package contains both the original This Is Why album, and Re: This Is Why.

A complete list of available items for April 20th’s RSD 2024 can be found at recordstoreday.com

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The Black Keys share the single ‘I Forgot to Be Your Lover’

The Black Keys have shared their new single “I Forgot to be Your Lover”, the second single off the duo’s forthcoming album, Ohio Players. “I Forgot to be Your Lover” is a cover of a love song, written by William Bell and Booker T. Jones, originally released by Bell in 1968.

Speaking of their 12th studio album, Ohio Players, The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach revealed that they’ve never worked harder on a project before:  “What we wanted to accomplish with this record was make something that was fun. And something that most bands 20 years into their career don’t make, which is an approachable, fun record that is also cool.”

Take a listen to ‘I Forgot To Be Your Lover’- here.
“Ohio Players” is due out April 5th. To pre-order, head here.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse announce new album, ‘Love Earth Tour’

Neil Young & Crazy Horse have announced the Love Earth Tour, as well as a new album, Fu##in’ Up. The nine-song LP will drop a limited vinyl edition on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 20); a wider release will follow on Friday, April 26. To pre-order, head here.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse last released World Record in November 2022. The band’s members—Young, Ralph Molina, Nils Lofgren, and Billy Talbot—shared All Roads Lead Home the following year. Along with the core Crazy Horse members, Fu##in’ Up features Neil Young’s son Micah on guitar, vocals, and piano.

Posting about the new album on his website, Young said, “In the spirit it’s offered, we made this for the Horse lovers. I can’t stop it. The Horse is runnin’. What a ride we have. I don’t want to mess with the vibe, and I am so happy to have this to share.”

The Love Earth Tour will take place across North America in April-May. For information, head to Young’s website or Ticketmaster.

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Rod Stewart sells song catalog for nearly $100 Million

Legendary rocker Rod Stewart has sold his song catalog to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists for nearly $100 million. According to the Wall Street Journal, the deal includes Stewart’s publishing catalog and recorded music, as well as some name and likeness rights. Stewart’s deal with Iconic follows the company’s acquisitions of the catalogs of the Beach Boys, Cher, Dean Martin, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Nat King Cole, Linda Ronstadt, and Joe Cocker.

Stewart, 79, said in a statement: “This year marks my 60th year in the music industry. The time is right, and I feel fortunate to have found partners in Irving and his team at Iconic that I can entrust with my life’s work and future musical legacy.”

Irving Azoff, Chairman and CEO of Iconic, said: “We are thrilled to welcome one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters of our time, Rod Stewart, to the Iconic family. Our new partnership with HPS provides us with the resources and flexibility to make blockbuster signings like this one and to continue the success of our legendary artists and their legacies.”

Scot French, Governing Partner at HPS, added: “Iconic has built an impressive platform and artist portfolio, and we are pleased to provide financing that will enable the company to further scale its business and advance its mission of championing the rights of musical talent.”

Stewart’s six-decade catalog includes 10 No. 1 albums and and his work with the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces — and his songwriting catalog includes such hits and classics as “Maggie May,” “Stay With Me,” “You Wear It Well,” “You’re in My Heart,” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” and more.  Later this month he will release his 32nd studio album and big-band salute, “Swing Fever.”

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss announce 2024 Tour Dates

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will embark on a two-month run of North American shows in June. Plant and Krauss will be joined on the road by guiatrist JD McPherson, drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist Dennis Crouch, string player Stuart Duncan and Viktor Krauss (Alison’s brother) on keys and guitar.

The Can’t Let Go Tour will kick-off on June 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, followed by stops in various U.S cities as well as three dates in Canada. According to a press release, additional dates are expected to be announced.

A press release states that in addition to performing material from their two collaborative releases (2007’s ‘Raising Sand’ and 2021’s ‘Raise the Roof’), Plant and Krauss will perform other covers as well as reimagined Led Zeppelin classics like “The Battle of Evermore,” “When the Levee Breaks” and “Rock and Roll.”

Tickets are on sale now; for information, head to https://www.plantkrauss.com.

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Incubus to embark on U.S. tour with Coheed and Cambria

Incubus will embark on a U.S. arena tour in 2024, celebrating the band’s iconic album Morning View and featuring special guests Coheed and Cambria. During each night of the 10-dates of the tour, Incubus will perform 2001’s Morning View in full, as well as additional tracks. The double album has been RIAA certified double Platinum and spent 60 weeks on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 2.

The tour is set to kick off on August 23rd at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and make stops at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena, New York’s Madison Square Garden, and Boston’s TD Garden, as well as arenas in Tampa, Austin, and Denver before ultimately wrapping up in San Francisco at Chase Center on September 12th.

Incubus singer Brandon Boyd shared: “Roughly 23 years ago we rented a house at the sea to do an art experiment. The novel and expansive environment combined with a healthy dose of momentum helped us find that ever sought-after FLOW state and the songs that became known as ‘Morning View’ have since become indelible and deeply important parts of our lives .. This album helped propel our little art experiment called ‘Incubus’ into a way of life and here we are today, some 23 years later, about to introduce a new/next phase of its existence. ‘Morning View XXIII’ is a re-recording/re-think of the 2001 album and is the result of our desire to honor this burgeoning legacy but also reimagine it as musicians who have been lovingly performing these songs night after night for the last 23 years. See you on the road soon!”

The band announced last year that it would re-record and re-release the album, and the new version, titled Morning View XXIII, will drop on May 10th. You can pre-save the album – here.

Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster. Incubus also has upcoming international tour dates and will headline BeachLife Festival in May. For more information, visit Incubus’ website.

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‘Stop Making Sense’ Talking Heads tribute LP shares Paramore cover of “Burning Down The House”

Additional artists were revealed to be featured on the Talking Heads ‘Stop Making Sense’ tribute album, including Lorde, Miley Cyrus, The National, Girl In Red and more. The project was first announced last month, with A24 confirming 16 featured would share their own covers of Talking Heads classics on the compilation titled Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense.

The tribute LP will mirror the original tracklist of Talking Heads’ 1984 concert film (and the corresponding live album), and feature recordings by the National, Lorde, Toro y Moi, Kevin Abstract, the Linda Lindas, Miley Cyrus, BadBadNotGood, Teezo Touchdown, Blondshell, and more. A24 also recently re-released Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking concert film that was shot over three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983. The independent film company recently kicked off a new slate of theatrical screenings that will play in cities such as Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

Paramore have already shared their rendition of “Burning Down the House,” and A24 released a clip in which Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams finds a large package on her doorstep containing jumbo grey suit—just like the one David Byrne sports onstage in ‘Stop Making Sense.’ The video ends with a snippet of Paramore playing “Burning Down the House.”

You can take a listen to Paramore’s cover of ‘Burning Down The House’ – here.

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CBS to air Billy Joel’s 100th Madison Square Garden residency concert

CBS announced they will air Billy Joel’s 100th consecutive Madison Square Garden concert with a special on Sunday, April 14th, posting the news on social media with the caption: “You’re invited to celebrate the 100th milestone. Sunday, April 14th on CBS!”

The concert special will be shot at Joel’s record-breaking 100th consecutive performance at Madison Square Garden as part of his franchise run on March 28th, and also marks his first broadcast network concert. The 100th: Billy Joel at Madison Square Graden – The Greatest Arena Run of All Time celebrates Joel’s historic run at MSG, which concludes in July with his 150th lifetime performance at the historic New York City venue. Since making his debut in December 1978, Joel has sold out every performance at Madison Square Garden, making him the artist with the most sell-outs at the arena.

The 74-year-old Joel will headline a series of stadiums throughout 2024 — among them will be solo dates, as well as co-headlining concerts with Stevie Nicks and Sting, scheduled through the fall.

The 100th: Billy Joel at Madison Square Graden – The Greatest Arena Run of All Time will also stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

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Mastodon & Lamb of God launching 2024 tour with Kerry King

Lamb of God and Mastodon have announced they will embark on the 2024 “Ashes of Leviathan Tour,” celebrating the 20th anniversary of each of their landmark albums this year. Lamb of God will play Ashes of the Wake in full, and Mastodon will performing Leviathan in its entirety.  Former Slayer guitarist Kerry King, Malevolence and Unearth will serve as support on select dates.

The Ashes of Leviathan Tour marks the tour featuring King’s new project; his band is rounded out by drummer Paul Bostaph (Slayer), bassist Kyle Sanders (Hellyeah), guitarist Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head), and lead singer Mark Osegueda (Death Angel). Unearth will replace Malevolence as opening act at three August tour dates.

The Ashes of Leviathan Tour kicks off July 19th in Grand Prairie, Texas, running through August 31st in Omaha, Nebraska. Both band’s 2004 albums — Ashes of the Wake and Leviathan — are considered classics in their discographies, with the final stop of the tour (August 31st)  marking the exact date that Ashes of the Wake and Leviathan were both released in 2004.

Tickets are on sale now via the link: here.

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