John Fogerty headlining three Florida charity shows next month supporting children of fallen first responders

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John Fogerty will headline three special benefit concerts in Florida next month, that will raise money for The Charity Pro’s, a Fort Myers, Florida-based non-profit established to support and advocate for children’s social causes.

The shows, scheduled November 20 in Tampa, November 21 in Estero, and November 23 in Orlando, will raise funds for the organization’s “Charity Pro’s for Heroes” initiative, which will help provide educational scholarships to children of first responders and healthcare workers who died from complications of the COVID-19 virus.

Proceeds from the events also will go toward granting children of fallen heroes a “Megan’s Wish,” that is, a special experience that will enrich their lives with love, hope and strength.

Joining Fogerty at the concerts will be three special support acts — country star Lauren Alaina on November 20, Foreigner on the 21st and Cheap Trick on the 23rd. Recent American Idol finalist Casey Bishop, an Estero native, will perform at all three shows.

Immediate family members of first responders and healthcare workers who passed away from COVID-19 are invited to attend the concerts for free. Those interested in reserving seats can email meg@thecharitypros.org.

First responders and healthcare workers will be able to purchase discount tickets for the events through the end of the day today by using the promo code HERO. Visit TheCharityPros.org for more information.

“Every day, we learn of the incredible stories of the children and families of our Heroes nationwide who are dealing with the effects of losing a parent or loved one,” says The Charity Pro’s founder Megan Maloney. “Bringing these families together to honor their loved ones, their Heroes and ours, is the very least we can do.”

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Watch video for new Neil Young & Crazy Horse song, “Song of the Seasons,” from band’s upcoming ‘Barn’ album

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse recently debuted a new song called “Song of the Seasons” as an advance track from the band’s upcoming album Barn, and now a video for the tune has premiered at NeilYoungArchives.com and Young’s YouTube channel.

The clip features stop-motion footage of a beautiful mountain landscape and lake apparently recorded by a stationary video camera.

According to a message Young posted on his website, the video was shot by his wife, actress Daryl Hannah, and shows “the landscape and life where our record was made.”

As previously reported, Barn is a 10-track collection that will be released on December 10. It was recorded “this summer under a full moon, in a restored off-grid 19th century barn high up in the Rockies.” Barn will be available on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats, and as a deluxe box set.

The box set includes a CD and a vinyl LP, as well as a Blu-ray disc that features a film directed by Hannah offering a look at the making of Barn. The Blu-ray will also be released separately.

In his new message, Young explains, “All the songs in our Barn film are the originals. Crazy Horse is seen playing each (almost) song. All performances are of our original recordings used on the album. Since we play ‘live’ in the Barn, you are seeing exactly what happened that day as we made Barn the album.”

He adds, “Not a lot of records are recorded live anymore, so it should be interesting and fun for you. These are not contrived little snips. They document what happened.”

You can pre-order Barn now.

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The Rolling Stones’ 40th anniversary ‘Tattoo You’ reissue hit stores today

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The Rolling Stones‘ expanded 40th anniversary version of their chart-topping 1981 album Tattoo You got its release today.

The reissue, which is available in multiple formats and configurations, features nine previously unreleased tracks from that period.

All versions of the Tattoo You reissue feature a newly remastered version of the original 11-track album, which includes such hits and gems as “Start Me Up,” “Waiting on a Friend,” “Hang Fire,” “Little T&A” and “Neighbours.”

The Super Deluxe edition is available as either a four-CD or five-LP vinyl set. It includes the nine unreleased tracks gathered on one CD or two-LP under the title Lost & Found, plus a two-disc live collection dubbed Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982, featuring a 26-song performance by The Stones at the famed London venue.

Lost & Found features covers of the 1970 Chi-Lites tune “Troubles a’ Comin,” the 1963 Jimmy Reed song “Shame, Shame, Shame,” and Dobie Gray‘s soulful hit 1973 ballad “Drift Away,” as well as a reggae-flavored rendition of “Start Me Up.” The tracks have been enhanced with newly added vocals and guitars.

Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982 was recorded in June of that year during the Tattoo You tour, and features performances of various Stones classics, select covers like Eddie Cochran‘s “Twenty Flight Rock” and The Big Bopper‘s “Chantilly Lace,” and several songs from Tattoo You.

The box sets also come with a 124-page book featuring hundreds of 200 rare photos, interviews and more.

In conjunction with the Tattoo You reissue’s arrival, a new video trailer for the collection has premiered at The Stones’ YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, The Stones continues their 2021 U.S. tour with a concert this Sunday in Minneapolis.

Here’s the track list of the reissue’s four-CD version:

CD 1: Tattoo You (2021 Remaster)
“Start Me Up”
“Hang Fire”
“Slave”
“Little T&A”
“Black Limousine”
“Neighbours”
“Worried About You”
“Tops”
“Heaven”
“No Use in Crying”
“Waiting on a Friend”

CD 2: Lost & Found: Rarities
“Living in the Heart of Love”
“Fiji Jim”
“Troubles a’ Comin”
“Shame Shame Shame”
“Drift Away”
“It’s a Lie”
“Come to the Ball”
“Fast Talking Slow Walking”
“Start Me Up” (Early Version)

CD 3: Still Life (Wembley Stadium Concert 1982)
“Under My Thumb”
“When the Whip Comes Down”
“Let’s Spend the Night Together”
“Shattered”
“Neighbours”
“Black Limousine”
“Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)”
“Twenty Flight Rock”
“Going to a Go Go”
“Chantilly Lace”
“Let Me Go”
“Time Is on My Side”
“Beast of Burden”
“Let It Bleed”

CD 4: Still Life (Wembley Stadium Concert 1982)
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
Band Introductions
“Little T&A”
“Tumbling Dice”
“She’s So Cold”
“Hang Fire”
“Miss You”
“Honky Tonk Women”
“Brown Sugar”
“Start Me Up”
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

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Listen to new Jerry Cantrell solo track, “Siren Song”

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Alice in ChainsJerry Cantrell has shared another preview off his upcoming solo album, Brighten.

The latest cut is titled “Siren Song,” and you can download it now via digital outlets. It’s the third track to be released from Brighten, following the lead single “Atone” and the title track.

Brighten, which marks Cantrell’s first full-length solo offering in nearly 20 years, arrives in full on October 29. The album features Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses on bass.

Cantrell will launch a U.S. tour in support of Brighten in March 2022.

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New Tom Petty documentary to get worldwide premiere on YouTube for free in November

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The new documentary Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers will get its worldwide release on November 11 as a free streaming event shown in 4K resolution on Tom Petty‘s official YouTube channel as part of the YouTube Originals series.

As previously reported, the movie focuses on the creatively fruitful period from 1993 to 1995, during which Petty made his acclaimed 1994 solo studio effort, Wildflowers, and recorded many other songs that weren’t initially released on the album. The film features previously unseen 16-millimeter footage shot during the making of Wildflowers, archival commentary from Tom, and new interviews with producer Rick Rubin and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell — who both co-produced the album with Tom — as well as with Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench.

A new trailer for the documentary has debuted at Petty’s YouTube channel. The two-minute promo features footage of Petty in the studio and on a tour bus and onstage, vintage photos, and clips of Tench and Campbell discussing Wildflowers. You also hear Tom talking about the project and reflecting on his approach to making the record.

Somewhere You Feel Free premiered in March as part of the virtual South by Southwest Film Festival, and the documentary got its theatrical release as a global screening event on Wednesday, October 20 — coinciding with what would’ve been Petty’s 71st birthday.

The film was directed by Mary Wharton, whose credits also include last year’s Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President.

Petty initially had planned for Wildflowers to be a double album, but was convinced by his record label to release it as a single disc. The many extra tracks he recorded during the sessions, along with a bevy of outtakes, finally were released last year on the Wildflowers & All the Rest box set.

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Green Day announces ’The BBC Sessions’ live album

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Green Day has announced a new live album, The BBC Sessions.

The 16-track set collects each of the punk trio’s four performances at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, recorded in 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2001, together for the first time on one album. It’ll be released December 10.

Leading up to the record’s arrival, Green Day will be dropping one song from The BBC Sessions each week. The first selection is the 1994 rendition of the song “2000 Light Years Away,” which you can download now via digital outlets.

Last month, Green Day wrapped their Hella Mega stadium tour alongside Weezer and Fall Out Boy. The band’s most recent album is 2020’s Father of All…

Here’s the track list for The BBC Sessions:

“She” (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
“When I Come Around” (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
“Basket Case” (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
“2000 Light Years Away” (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
“Geek Stink Breath” (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
“Brain Stew/Jaded” (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
“Walking Contradiction” (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
“Stuck with Me” (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
“Hitchin’ a Ride” (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
“Nice Guys Finish Last” (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
“Prosthetic Head” (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
“Redundant” (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
“Castaway” (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
“Church on Sunday” (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
“Minority” (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
“Waiting” (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)

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Copyright case involving Nirvana t-shirt dismissed by US judge

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A copyright case involving a Nirvana t-shirt design has been dismissed by a California federal judge, Billboard reports.

Earlier this year, the grunge icons were sued by Jocelyn Susan Bundy, who claimed that her grandfather, English writer C.W. Scott-Giles, had created the design seen on Nirvana’s so-called “Vestibule” shirt, which was inspired by the “circles of Hell” depicted in Dante‘s Inferno.

Bundy said that her grandfather’s artwork was created in 1949 and is protected by British copyright law. In arguing for dismissal, lawyers for Nirvana and fellow defendant Live Nation Merchandise maintained that a suit involving U.K. law should not be decided by a California court. Indeed, the judge dismissed the case Thursday on those grounds.

“Given that one of the core disputes in this case concerns ownership of the copyright in the Illustration, which is governed by U.K. law, the U.K. likely has a stronger interest, on balance, in this case,” the ruling reads.

However, as Billboard notes, Nirvana may not be completely done with the case, since it could continue in the U.K. A condition of the judge’s dismissal is that Nirvana must agree to allow the case to continue in the U.K. and have it heard by a British court, should Bundy decide to refile the suit.

Since 2018, Nirvana has been involved in a lawsuit against fashion label Marc Jacobs, alleging that the label infringed on the copyright of the band’s smiley-face logo.

Meanwhile, Nirvana was sued just this past August by Spencer Elden, who was photographed as a baby for the now-iconic album cover for Nevermind. Elden alleges that the photo constitutes child pornography.

In non-lawsuit Nirvana happenings, a 30th anniversary reissue of Nevermind will be released November 12.

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Expanded 50th anniversary reissue of The Band’s fourth album, ‘Cahoots,’ due in December

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Expanded and remastered versions of The Band‘s fourth album, Cahoots, will be released on December 10, in commemoration of its recent 50th anniversary.

Released in September 1971, Cahoots peaked at #21 on the Billboard 200 and featured such notable tunes as “Life Is a Carnival,” the Canadian-American roots-rock group’s rendition of Bob Dylan‘s “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” and the Van Morrison collaboration “4% Pantomime.”

Among the versions of the 50th anniversary Cahoots reissue is a Super Deluxe box set featuring two CDs, a 180-gram vinyl LP, a Blu-ray disc, a 7-inch vinyl single, a photo booklet and more.

The updated version of the album was mixed by lauded engineer Bob Clearmountain, and overseen by Band guitarist/main songwriter Robbie Robertson.

Robertson explains, “I told Bob, ‘There are no rules. So, every mix we do, I want to start from scratch. I don’t even want to listen to the original. I want to listen to the way we hear it now and be fearless and experimental with it.”

The expanded reissue also features alternate versions of six of the album’s songs, two outtakes from the sessions, and 11 performances from a May 1971 concert at the Olympia Theatre in Paris.

The LP features the remastered original album, while the Blu-ray includes three mixes of Cahoots and some of the bonus tracks — a Dolby Atmos, a 5.1 surround sound and the new stereo mix. The seven-inch single features “Life Is a Carnival” backed with “The Moon Struck One.”

The new mix of “Life Is a Carnival” has been made available as an advance digital track.

The Cahoots reissue, which you can pre-order now, is also coming out as a two-CD set, digitally, and on vinyl.

Here’s the track list of the reissue’s CDs:

CD 1:
“Life Is a Carnival”
“When I Paint My Masterpiece”
“Last of the Blacksmiths”
“Where Do We Go from Here?”
“4% Pantomime”
“Shoot Out in Chinatown”
“The Moon Struck One”
“Thinkin’ Out Loud”
“Smoke Signal”
“Volcano”
“The River Hymn”

Bonus Tracks
“Endless Highway” (Early Studio Take, 2021 Mix)
“When I Paint My Masterpiece” (Alternate Take, 2021 Mix)
“4% Pantomime” (Takes 1 & 2)
“Don’t Do It” (Outtake — Studio Version, 2021 Mix)
“Bessie Smith” (Outtake)

CD 2:*

Live at The Olympia Theatre, Paris, May 1971 (Bootleg, Partial Concert)
“The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show”
“We Can Talk”
“Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”
“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
“Across the Great Divide”
“The Unfaithful Servant”
“Don’t Do It”
“The Genetic Method”
“Chest Fever”
“Rag Mama Rag”
“Slippin’ and Slidin'”

Bonus Tracks
“Life Is a Carnival” (Instrumental)
“Volcano” (Instrumental)
“Thinkin’ Out Loud” (Stripped Down Mix)

* = tracks are previously unreleased.

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Slash announces new Conspirators album, ‘4’; listen to “The River Is Rising” single now

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Slash has announced a new album with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators.

The fourth studio effort from the Guns N’ Roses shredder and his solo band is fittingly titled 4, and will arrive February 11, 2022.

Our first preview of 4 is the previously teased single “The River Is Rising,” which you can download now via digital outlets.

Slash and company will launch a U.S. tour next year in support of 4 starting February 8 in Portland, Oregon. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting next Friday, October 29, at 10 a.m. local time, with various pre-sales happening throughout the week.

For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit SlashOnline.com.

Here’s the 4 track list:

“The River Is Rising”
“Whatever Gets You By”
“C’est la Vie”
“The Path Less Followed”
“Actions Speak Louder than Words”
“Spirit Love”
“Fill My World”
“April Fool”
“Call Off the Dogs”
“Fall Back to Earth”

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Ringo Starr releases video for his cover of “Rock Around the Clock,” featuring Joe Walsh

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Are you ready to rock ‘n’ roll with Ringo Starr? The famed ex-Beatles drummer has debuted a music video for his new cover of the Bill Haley and His Comets classic “Rock Around the Clock,” which appears on Starr’s recently released Change the World EP.

The tune features Ringo’s brother-in-law, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, ripping through a couple of wailing solos.

The video, which you can check out on YouTube, features footage shot at Starr’s Roccabella West home studio of Ringo singing and playing drums, as well as Walsh doing his thing on guitar.

Session bassist Nathan East and Starr’s frequent studio collaborator Bruce Sugar also appear in the clip. The track also features backing vocals from Amy Keys and Windy Wagner.

Ringo says he decided to record his own version of “Rock Around the Clock” because he was reminiscing about the impression the song had on him when he first heard it on his 15th birthday.  His grandparents took him to see the movie Blackboard Jungle in a theater then while he was recovering from tuberculosis.

Starr recalls that when the song came on, the audience “ripped up the cinema!!! They just threw the chairs and went crazy. I thought, ‘WOW this is great!’ I remember that moment like it was yesterday, it was incredible. And the song just rocks.”

“Rock Around the Clock” is one of four songs featured on Change the World, along with “Let’s Change the World,” “Coming Undone” and “Just That Way.” The EP is available now on CD, cassette and digitally. A 10-inch vinyl version will be released on November 16, and can be pre-ordered now.

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