GRAMMY award-winning, singer-songwriter, Kacey Musgraves sold out the entire overseas leg of her headlining tour, The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue, ending Sunday night after an eight-city trek across four countries. The tour, which completed its domestic run earlier this fall, hit six dates in the U.K. beginning on Nov. 9 in Gateshead, […]
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On Friday, the Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, presented by A E Networks and iHeartMedia took place in Los Angeles. Zac Brown Band performed “Remedy” and Eric Church alongside Rhiannon Giddens, Smokey Robinson, Aloe Blacc and the Jason White Singers performed Church’s “Kill A Word.” Check ’em out!
“The Voice” Season 8 runner-up Meghan Linsey accompanied the Santa Train on its 73rd run along its 110-mile route through Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 21. Meghan helped Santa Claus and volunteers from CSX, Food City, Dignity U Wear and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce hand out gifts at the 14 stops on […]
Chris Young earned the seventh #1 single of his career last week with the RIAA Gold-certified title track to his I’m Comin’ Over album, and now, his first co-produced collection debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, with first-week sales of 57,147 according to Nielsen Music. Already hailed as “the strongest album of […]
Bassist Billy Sheehan picks ten live albums that he thinks broke the mold, but before we list his choices, Classic Rock Magazine spoke with him about his band with guitarist Richie Kotzen and drummer Mike Portony, The Winery Dogs. Sheehan says, “To be honest, I didn’t have a molecule of a clue that this would work out so well…I think there’s an honesty to the band, and maybe that’s why people have picked up on us..” When asked if the band may consider working with an outside producer in the future, he says, “I wouldn’t be opposed to it, but I don’t know if it’s really necessary.” Now for Billy Sheehan’s top ten live albums with edited commentary: The Yardbirds – Having A Rave Up (1965): “It’s a pretty interesting album, half studio and half live…This record made a huge impression on me because it really illustrated what a band can do in front of an audience. It was also my introduction to the Yardbirds; after this album, I went off and got everything else they did… was always amazed that the Yardbirds didn’t become a huge band in America. Their fans loved them, but they weren’t accepted by the masses like they deserved to be.” The Rolling Stones – Got Live If You Want It! (1966): “This was the Rolling Stones’ first live record, when Brian Jones was still their guitar player…This record made me more of a Stones fan than I was before. I preferred the Beatles, but hearing the Stones do their stuff in front of an audience notched them up a bit…” Jimi Hendrix – Bang of Gypsys (1970): “Jimi Hendrix was the first concert I ever saw, and Band of Gypsys is the first fully live album he did with Buddy Miles on drums and Billy Cox on bass. Even though it’s Hendrix’s record, it taught me how important it was to have a great, great drummer behind you…I must have listened to this record a thousand times. The automatic arm on the turntable would reach the end, and then it would come up and go back down and start all over again.
BASSIST BILLY SHEEHAN, GUITARIST STEVE VAI AND DRUMMER GREG BISSONETTE TEAM UP WITH STEEL PANTHER VOCALIST, TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF DAVID…
Blabbermouth.net reports: Ultimate Jam Night will celebrate the 30th anniversary of David Lee Roth’s Eat ‘Em And Smile album with a special performance by Steve Vai (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Gregg Bissonette (drums), along with guest vocalist Ralph Saenz (a.k.a. Michael Starr of Steel Panther), this Wednesday, November 25th at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California in a free show beginning at 8:30 p.m. The performance will mark the first time in 30 years that Vai, Sheehan and Bissonette have played together, and they — along with Saenz — will re-create some of the music from the 1986 LP and tour. Eat ‘Em And Smile ” was the first of two Roth albums to feature the duo of Steve Vai and Billy Sheehan on guitar and bass. Throughout the LP, the two would often sync complicated bass lines together with the lead guitar parts, as on tracks such as Shyboy and Elephant Gun . Vai, recognized as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, continues with his own projects. Sheehan, a modern bass legend, is part of the highly successful bands The Winery Dogs and Mr. Big.
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe wrote a lengthy statement defending his band’s decision to cancel their European tour following terror threats on the continent. The outspoken singer explains in the post to his Randonesia Tumblr that the group had carried on with the tour even after learning of the deadly attack on Eagles of Death Metal’s Paris show , playing dates in England and Germany, before news of “a specific occurrence” that Blythe does not explain in detail prompted the band head home. Although he did not specify the event, he later mentioned that guns could have gone off in his venue. Go Inside Metal Ragers Lamb of God’s New Album “I don’t feel like constantly wondering what the security climate in the next country we are scheduled to play in is, playing terror alert hopscotch through Europe right now just to play a few fucking heavy-metal concerts,” he wrote. “I’m glad I’m home. I feel like I made the right decision, and that’s all that matters to me. I don’t care what anyone else thinks.” At another point, he wrote, “I’m not going to play around with my life or the lives of others if I feel there is a dangerous situation I could potentially stop from occurring by simply saying, ‘The show is over.'” Over the course of his 3,545-word missive, Blythe explained the course of events that led to the decision. The band played in New York City within a month of 9/11, he wrote, and ran through a list of other dangerous situations in which Lamb of God played: a state of martial law in Bangkok, civil war in Ecuador, natural disasters around the world.
One Direction , the Weeknd and Nicki Minaj were the big winners at this year’s American Music Awards as each artist took home a pair of trophies during the televised portion of Sunday’s ceremony. For the second straight year, One Direction took home the show’s most prestigious award, Artist of the Year. “We’re gonna go on a little break, gonna spend some time with our families,” the quartet said of their much publicized hiatus after accepting the night’s final award. Earlier in the night, One Direction also won in the Favorite Pop/Rock Duo/Group category and performed their new single “Perfect.” American Music Awards 2015: The Complete Winners List The Weeknd won the evening’s first award as his Beauty Behind the Madness took home the Favorite Soul/R&B Album award, a category that was presented by a guitar-toting Prince. Abel Testfaye later picked up the American Music Award in the Favorite Soul/R&B Artist – Male category and also performed “The Hills” during the ceremony. Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint ‘s snagged the Favorite Hip-Hop Album award, marking the third time the rapper had won in that category. She followed that up by winning Favorite Hip-Hop Artist for the third time as well. Other notable winners include Sam Hunt’s surprise New Artist of the Year victory over the Weeknd and Fetty Wap, plus Fall Out Boy securing Favorite Alternative Rock Band, Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber’s Collaboration of the Year win and Ariana Grande’s Favorite Pop/Rock Female victory, which the singer shared with her very excited grandmother. Check out the full list of AMA winners here. The main draw of the AMAs, however, are the musical performances, and there was no shortage of star power on the ceremony’s stage this time around
Nick Jonas performed a medley of his recent solo hits at the 2015 American Music Awards. Jonas’ older brother Joe introduced him with the help of his new funk-pop band DNCE. The younger Jonas Brother took over from there, launching his three-song set with a slowed-down take on “Chains,” with just the singer playing a piano to accompany his vocal performance. After that, he smoothly segued toward a full band rendition of his latest single “Levels,” which ended with a drum solo delivered by Jonas himself. He wrapped up the exciting medley with his biggest solo hit “Jealous,” which included some assistance from a gospel choir. Hear Nick Jonas’ High-Energy ‘Chains’ Audien Remix Following the Jonas Brothers’ split in 2013, the youngest of the trio released his first post-boy band solo album in 2014 . It was his first solo album since his pre-Jonas Brothers Christian pop debut, Nicholas Jonas . The 2014 album saw Jonas shifting more towards R&B and trap-pop, and he’s continued the shift with his latest singles “Levels” and “Area Code.” In October, Jonas and fellow ex-Disney star Demi Lovato announced a joint headlining tour . Future Now will be the sixth tour the pair have embarked on together over the course of their careers. Their first was in 2008 when Lovato opened for the Jonas Brothers on their 2008 Burnin’ Up tour. In May, the pair launched a new record label together called Safehouse.
Carrie Underwood performed her song “Heartbeat” during the broadcast of the 2015 American Music Awards. Underwood’s performance of the next single from her album Storyteller coincides with the Top 5 status of her current single “Smoke Break.” American Music Awards 2015: The Complete Winners List A nominee for Favorite Female Artist — Country, Underwood’s performance of the romantic ballad had her surrounded by flickering candlelight and shrouded in smoke. Her red gown had an extended train that didn’t allow for much movement, but the video screens behind her kept a barrage of visuals coming, freeing her up to focus on the performance. If she wasn’t entirely barefoot as the song’s lyrics suggest, she was very close in a set of thin sandals. Notably absent was fellow nominee Sam Hunt, who sings background vocals on the recording.
Country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan has been named a finalist for the 2016 Outdoor Sportsman Awards, nominated as Favorite Show Host for his hit television show, “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors.” Voting is open to the public at http://bit.ly/1Odyibz now through December 6, 2015. The “When I’m Gone” singer […]