Swedish singer Loreen, won the Eurovision song contest over the weekend in a landslide. Placing second were the Russian grandmothers followed by Zeljko Joksimovic of Serbia in third place.
The song "Euphoria" was a Eurpopean favourite across the board, the win for Loreen will see Eurovision 2013 hosted by Sweden. Next year will mark the 39th anniversary of ABBA's win at Eurovsion 1974 with the song "Waterloo". I wonder what it would take to have ABBA reunite for oldtimes sake in 2013?
Aerosmith announce new album 'Music From Another Dimension'
Aerosmith have announced full details of their long-awaited studio album 'Music From Another Dimension'.
The album, which will be the 15th full-length offering of the band's career, will be released on August 27 in the UK and August 28 in the US.
'Music From Another Dimension' will be preceded by a single, which is titled 'Legendary Child'. The band debuted the track live on American Idol last night (May 24) and you can hear the studio version by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.
The album is the follow-up to 2004's 'Honkin' On Bobo' and has been produced by Jack Douglas, the man behind 1975's 'Toys In The Attic'.
Speaking previously about the band's new album, guitarist Joe Perry said: "The record's gonna sound modern and hi-fi. We're not sitting around going, 'We're gonna do 'Night In The Ruts' again or 'Rocks' again'. We want to make a modern sounding record, but the main thing is the energy that the early records had."
Aerosmith have also announced that they will play a full North American tour across the summer.
The tracklisting for 'Music From Another Dimension' is as follows:
'What Could Have Been Love'
'We All Fall Down'
'Another Last Goodbye'
'Out Go The Lights'
'Love Three Times A Day'
'Love A Lot'
'Up On The Mountain'
Watch: Official Video for Bruce Springsteen's Rocky Ground
Bruce Springsteen has released the video for Rocky Ground, one of the best songs from his recent album Wrecking Ball. There's no actual Springsteen in the video but, instead, a series of hands writing out the lyrics for the song superimposed over (mostly) black and white images of the downtrodden in stark cityscapes.
Calling All Filmmakers: David Bowie Announces Music Video Competition for the 40th Anniversary of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of David Bowie's truly groundbreaking and hugely influential album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, Genero.tv is giving fans the chance to make the music video for the iconic title track, "Ziggy Stardust."
Filmmakers have until June 8th to upload their full-length music video to the site. The winner will receive a $4,000 prize and will have their video published upom completion of the contest. For more details visit Genero.tv/DavidBowie.
The 40th anniversary edition, which has been remastered by original studio engineer Ray Staff, will be available June 5th on CD and a special limited edition vinyl with a 5.1 surround sound mix and high resolution DVD audio.
The DVD audio also features previously unreleased 2003 mixes of Moonage Daydream (instrumental), The Supermen, Velvet Goldmine, and Sweet Head. Pre-order now on Amazon.
Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald Bring Back the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue
Two summers ago, three giants of the music business brought their collective talents together to form the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue. Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) played a series of dates that mixed their own hits with classics from, mostly, the annals of rhythm and blues.
The trio is bringing back their show starting June 20 in St. Louis and lasting throughout the summer, finishing up August 24 in Indianapolis, IN. Reviews from the 2010 trek were outstanding, so this show is certain to be one of the highlights of the summer concert season (to see a sample set list, go here).
This year's dates:
06/20 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
06/22 - Aspen, CO - Aspen Jazz Fest
06/24 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
06/25 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's
06/27 - Santa Rosa, CA - Wells Fargo Cente
06/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
06/30 - San Jose, CA - Civic Auditorium
07/01 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
07/03 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
07/05 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
07/06 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau St Michelle
07/07 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
07/10 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
07/11 - Beaver Creek, CO - Vilar PC
07/13 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theatre
07/14 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
07/15 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Center
07/17 - Houston, TX - Woodlands
07/18 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
07/20 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/21 - Orange Beach, AL - Amphitheatre at The Wharf
07/24 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
07/27 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Portland alt-rockers Everclear return to Australian audiences after 14 years .
Art Alexakis and the latest incarnation of Everclear bring their hooky alternarock classics from 1994’s Sparkle & Fade all the way up to their forthcoming eighth album Invisible Stars.
Alexakis says of the new album, “In some ways, this album’s a lot more aggressive than anything we’ve done in a long time. But in other ways, it’s a lot more melodic. I like having both of those sides covered.”
The band currently consists of figurehead Alexakis, with David French on guitar, Freddy Herrera on bass, Josh Crawley on keys and Sean Winchester on drums.
“When I look back at what Everclear has done,” Alexakis concludes, “I see a lot of things that have changed and a lot of things that have stayed consistent. But at the end of the day, I’m still doing the same thing I’ve always done. It’s still guitar-based rock ‘n’ roll, and I’m still just telling stories, which is all I’ve ever wanted to do. I’m proud of what we’ve done, and I still enjoy it. And I feel blessed that other people like it too.”
Everclear will be joined by Sydney rockers and recent Shock Records-signees Strangers up the East Coast. Tickets go on sale on Friday June 1 from the venues, Moshtix and Oztix.
Everclear Australian Tour 2012
Wednesday 10 October – Cooly Hotel, Coolangatta
Thursday 11 October – HiFi, Brisbane
Friday 12 October – HiFi, Sydney
Saturday 13 October – HiFi, Melbourne
Sunday 14 October – Capitol, Perth
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