Video for the Killers' "Runaways" is ready for viewing
by SALLY BAILEY
There can never be enough of The Killers within a week. You've seen the recording studio skit, now take a look at the the brand new video for "Runaways", the first track let loose from the forthcoming album "Battle Born".
Graham Nash has contradicted claims by his CSN band mate, Stephen Stills, that the trio would record again.
In an interview last month with www.musicradar.com, Stills explained that the sessions the band had been working on with producer Rick Rubin had ground to a halt, and then claimed: "We won't make another album."
Speaking to the same site, Graham Nash said: "Two things are happening. One: Stephen doesn't know the big picture. And two: Stephen is very deaf. He may have misheard you, or he may have been answering the question he thought you asked. Crosby, Stills & Nash will do another record. We're right in the middle of one, Songs We Wish We'd Written. We started that process with Rick Rubin. It didn't work out, but the idea is still a brilliant one."
Nash went on to explain exactly why the band had called time on the sessions with Rubin: "After almost 50 years of making records, we think we know what we're doing, so it's very hard to tell Crosby, Stills & Nash what to do. You can suggest anything you want, but you can't tell us what to do. We were recording at Shangri La in Malibu and… it was not a great experience. First of all, he pissed off David Crosby. David said that we wanted to do 'Blackbird' and another Beatles song. Rick said, 'There will only be one Beatles song.' Crosby said to him, 'There'll only be one Beatles song if we decide there will be one Beatles song.' You know, like, 'Who the fuck are you to tell me…' From the start, it was irritable."
CSN are to release a live DVD/Blu-ray, CSN 2012, soon.
No Doubt performs 'Settle Down' live on Jimmy Fallon
by SALLY BAILEY
No Doubt is kicking it into high gear in anticipation of their upcoming album, Push and Shove, with appearances on both Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Good Morning Morning this week.
The band performed their reggae infused new single, "Settle Down," last night on Fallon with the same energy that first captivated fans years ago.
Following the performance, Gwen, Tony, Tom, and Adrian got an early start on Good Morning America, performing live in Central Park and sitting down for an exclusive interview about the new album, which is due September 25th on Interscope.
Public Image Ltd, Buzzcocks to play Rebellion punk festival
by CLAUDIA A
Public Image Ltd., Buzzcocks and Bow Wow Wow are amongst the bands set to play the 15th annual Rebellion punk music festival in Blackpool next month.
Taking place at the city's Winter Gardens venue from August 2-5, the event will also see sets from Rancid, Social Distortion, Stiff Little Fingers, The Only Ones, Agnostic Front, Goldblade, the Fits and Slaughter and the Dogs, with over 150 bands playing the event.
The biggest punk music festival in the world, the festival will host live onstage interviews and spoken word, as well as punk art and punk fashion rooms and there will also be acoustic sessions from bands on the bill. For more information on the line-up and for details on how to purchase tickets, visit Rebellionfestivals.com.
In addition, Rebellion will be hosting a Christmas event, headed up by Rancid and Cock Sparrer, The Exploited and UK Subs on December 8 at The Ballroom in Birmingham.
Centerfold fans get ready, the J. Geils Band will reform sans guitarist John Geils, but will feature originals Peter Wolf on vox, Seth Justman on keys, Danny Klein on bass and Magic Dick on Harmonica. They will be joined by longtime associates Duke Levine (guitar) and Tom Arey (drums) for "The Houseparty Tour."
John Geils will not be joining the tour due to an ongoing legal dispute between The J. Geils Band and his solo record label Francesca Records. The rest of the band has advised that they are challenging " Francesca records baseless claim to ownership and control of the rights to the name "J. Geils Band". Unfortunately John Giels decision to align with Francesca Records has hindered a working relationship with the J Geils Band."
The 2012 "Houseparty Tour" follows a series of sold-out shows last summer. These are the initial dates released, stay tuned for further announcements;
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Sunday, August 26, 2012 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Expo
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
Friday, August 31, 2012 Buffalo, NY Erie Canal Harbor
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 Atlantic City Tropicana Casino
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
Larry Hoppen, a founding member of the band Orleans, has passed away at the age of 61. Hoppen died on Tuesday in Florida. The cause of death is still under investigation.
The following was posted on Hoppen's official site:
and their hits
"Dance with Me" and
"Still the One"
To Larry's many fans around the globe, we are sad to inform you that he passed away on July 24, 2012. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family.
Larry possessed immense talents, a deep sense of family and community and maintained a commitment to many charitable endeavors.
His life is proof that we can -- and will -- make a difference in the world.
RIP, Brother Larry.
The family released the following on his Facebook page:
Larry Hoppen, one of the founding members of the band Orleans, passed away on July 24th, 2012. Born on Long Island, New York, Hoppen was 61 years old.
Between 1969 and 1971, his Ithaca, NY- based band, Boffalongo, made two LPs for United Artists. The second included the original recording of "Dancin' in the Moonlight", later a hit by friends King Harvest. Soon after Boffalongo disbanded in late 1971, Larry got a call from (former US Congressman, D-NY, 19) John Hall, inviting him to come to Woodstock, NY to join with the late Wells Kelly and John to form Orleanswhich he did in early 1972. Larry's younger brother, Lance, joined the band the following fall. Tens of millions know Larry's uplifting tenor from the Orleans hits "Still the One", "Dance With Me" and "Love Takes Time".
Larry also performed and/or recorded with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Livingston Taylor, Lulu, Graham Parker, Blues Traveler, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, Michael Franks, Levon Helm, the late great Michael Brecker, the late great Chet Atkins, the late great Artie Traum, John Sebastian, Bela Fleck, Felix Cavaliere, Edgar Winter, Robbie Dupree, Spencer Davis, Rick Derringer, Mark Farner, John Ford Coley, Jimi Jamison, John Cafferty and many more notable artists.
Larry released 2 solo albums: "HandMade" and "Looking for the Light", the latter being a flagship fundraising vehicle for his 501(c)3 nonprofit Sunshine for HIV Kids.
Larry was still touring with Orleans, including brother Lance and youngest brother Lane, and was scheduled to appear on Fox TV's nationwide "Fox & Friends' All-American Concert Series" show this coming Friday, July 27th.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Smith Hoppen and his daughters, Claire and Maeve, as well as his bothers, Lance and Lane and his sister, Lynda.
The Family asks that since Larry passion was feeding hungry people, his friends and fans can honor his memory by making a contribution to their local food bank in his name.
Patricia Smith Hoppen and her daughters ask the media to please respect their privacy at this difficult time.
Hoppen's brother Lance released a short statement, saying "Words cannot express the depths of my sorrow."
His wife, Patricia, also issued a statement along with attorney George Gilbert and brother Lance:
The Family asks that since Larry passion was feeding hungry people, his friends and fans can honor his memory by making a contribution to their local food bank in his name
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