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New Jimi Hendrix album, ‘People, Hell and Angels’, to be released in March

February 3, 2013

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A new Jimi Hendrix album, People, Hell and Angels, is to be released in March. It will feature 12 previously unreleased tracks recorded in 1968 and 1969.

It is believed Hendrix originally planned to include the tracks on First Rays of the New Rising Sun, the planned double-album follow-up to Electric Ladyland which he was working on when he died.

The tracks are said to show he was developing “new, experimental directions” and exploring fresh diversions from his legendary guitarwork.

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Lenny Kravitz to star in Marvin Gaye biopic

February 3, 2013

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Lenny Kravitz is reportedly set to portray Marvin Gaye in a new film about the Motown legend’s final years, focusing on his European period when he lived in London and Ostend, Belgium in the early 1980s.

The movie will be directed by Julien Temple who was responsible for the musical Absolute Beginners and biographical films about The Sex Pistols, Joe Strummer and The Kinks’ Ray Davies.

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Paul Carrack returns with new album, TV documentary and UK tour

October 11, 2012

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British singer-songwriter Paul Carrack’s four-decade career is to be celebrated in a new TV documentary which will be screened on BBC4 on October 12 (10pm UK time).

Titled The Man With The Golden Voice, the TV documentary features interviews with Carrack’s musical colleagues Chris Difford, Mike Rutherford, Timothy B Schmit and Nick Lowe.

The programme documents Carrack’s journey from his Sheffield roots to become a highly-respected solo performer, a member of Ace and Mike & the Mechanics, and a collaborator with legends such as Roger Waters, Roxy Music, Elton John, Ringo Starr and B.B. King.

The TV tribute follows the release of Carrack’s latest blue-eyed soul album Good Feeling on September 24. It features 12 classy tracks, including several brand new songs, a collaboration with Squeeze’s Chris Difford (titled ‘Marmalade Moon’), a new version of Nick Lowe’s ‘From Now On’ (first recorded on Carrack’s Suburban Voodoo album 30 years ago), and an excellent cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Lucky Town track ‘If I Should Fall Behind’.

Carrack produced Good Feeling himself and plays most of the instruments on the album. His son Jack, now a member of his touring band, plays drums on the album.

More information at http://www.paulcarrack.net

UK TOUR DATES:

OCTOBER 2012

Tuesday 16 Oct – Derby Assembly Rooms

Friday 19 Oct – Worthing Assembly Hall

Saturday 20 Oct – Bournemouth Pavilion

Monday 22 Oct – Northampton Derngate

Thursday 25 Oct – Scunthorpe Baths Hall

Friday 26 Oct – York Barbican

Monday 29 Oct – Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Tuesday 30 Oct – Ipswich Regent

Wednesday 31 Oct – London Indigo2

NOVEMBER 2012

Wednesday 7 Nov – Llandudno North Wales Theatre

Thursday 8 Nov – New Brighton Floral Pavilion

Sunday 11 Nov – Eastbourne Congress Theatre

Monday 12 Nov – Swindon Wyvern Theatre

Tuesday 13 Nov – Swansea Grand Theatre

Friday 16 Nov – Preston Charter Theatre

Saturday 17 Nov – Leamington Spa Royal Spa Centre

Thursday 22 Nov – Crawley The Hawth

Friday 23 Nov – Southampton The Brook

Wednesday 28 Nov – Harrogate Royal Hall

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Cat Stevens musical ‘Moonshadow’ receives world premiere

June 7, 2012

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The first musical to be based on the songs of Cat Stevens has received its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia.

  Titled Moonshadow, the musical is described as “an odyssey of love, music and light”. It includes several new songs written by Yusuf Islam, as well as classic songs such as ‘Father and Son’, ‘Wild World’, ‘Morning Has Broken’, ‘Matthew & Son’ and ‘The First Cut is the Deepest’.

Watch an interview with Yusuf Islam about the musical…

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Bee Gees singer and co-founder Robin Gibb dies

May 21, 2012

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Bee Gees singer and co-founder Robin Gibb died on May 20 2012 following a long battle with cancer, his family has announced. He was 62.

He formed the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Maurice in Australia in 1958. The trio went on to become one of the most successful groups of all time, with hits spanning six decades.

His voice featured prominently on the group’s earliest hits, including ‘New York Mining Disaster 1941’, ‘I Started a Joke’, ‘Massachusetts’ and ‘I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You’.

Robin’s twin brother Maurice passed away in 2003 and younger brother Andy died in 1988.

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The Who’s Pete Townshend to publish memoir ‘Who I Am’ in October

May 9, 2012

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The Who’s Pete Townshend is set to release his long awaited autobiography, titled Who I Am – A Memoir, in both hardcover and eBook form on October 11 2012.

  According to publisher HarperCollins, the book will reveal Townshend’s “most intimate memories”.

  “This book is not a vanity for me,” says Townshend. “It’s an essential rite of passage.”

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Acclaimed Phil Lynott exhibition heading to London’s O2

March 25, 2012

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The life and work of Thin Lizzy’s iconic frontman Phil Lynott is to be celebrated in a new exhibition at London’s O2 arena in North Greenwich.

Still In Love With You: The Philip Lynott Exhibition will be staged in the O2’s British Music Experience space between April 5 and June 24. It previously ran for eight months in Dublin last year.

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New Donovan compilation marks induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

March 25, 2012

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Donovan’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 14 April is to be celebrated with the release of a comprehensive 2CD compilation, titled The Essential Donovan.

  Available from 17 April, the 36-track collection will include all of the Scottish folk-pop star’s hits between 1965 and 1973, plus additional album tracks and four rare early songs.

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Tommy Roe set to release first new studio album for 20 years

March 17, 2012

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Tommy Roe – often described as “the father of Sixties bubblegum music” – is planning to release his first new studio album for more than two decades, followed by five months of concert dates.

No release date has yet been set for the new album, but the 69-year-old ‘Dizzy’, ‘Everybody’ and ‘Sheila’ star says the album is likely to be called Devil’s Soul Pile, after a hard-hitting ‘social comment’ song he wrote in 2005.

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Loretta Lynn book Honky Tonk Girl: My Life In Lyrics published in April

February 5, 2012

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A new autobiography by country music legend Loretta Lynn – titled Honky Tonk Girl: My Life In Lyrics – will be available from 3 April 2012.

It uses her own lyrics to tell the 77-year-old singer’s rags-to-riches story, including the real-life events that inspired classic songs such as ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’, ‘Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’, and ‘I’m a Honky Tonk Girl’.

The book includes a collection of highly personal stories – told in her own words – that provide a deep insight into her life, her influences, and her 50-year career.

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