'That's Why God Made The Radio' is the first album to feature all of the band's surviving original members since 1963, and has been produced by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love. Scroll down and click below to watch the band talking about the album and its title track.
Earlier this week The Beach Boys announced a one-off UK show for later this year. The band, who announced that they had reformed to celebrate their 50th anniversary last December, will play London's Wembley Arena on September 28 as part of a full European tour.
The Beach Boys formed in 1961 and enjoyed huge success throughout the following decades. Wilson last performed with band during the making of their 1996 album 'Stars And Stripes Vol 1', and has toured as a solo artist since. Two former founding members, Dennis and Carl Wilson, died in 1983 and 1998 respectively
Brit glam rock dudes The Darkness return with the sleazy new tune ‘Every Inch Of You’.
Since their reunion, The Darkness have been well received in comeback shows in the UK and the US, and are prepping to release their third album Hot Cakes following their Aussie tourdates.
Ed Graham told Noise11: “I think we’re hoping that this third album is a return to form and a bit more like [debut] Permission To Land. I don’t think anything is going to sound as sparse as Permission To Land because we literally went in and knocked it out in two weeks. We spent a bit more time on this one, but it’s definitely more like the first one than the second one.”
If you want to sample the a new tune from Hot Cakes, check out the lyric video for ‘Every Inch Of You’ below. It’s probably Not Safe For Work, what with the mild-stripping and the prominently figuring of the word ‘cock’.
Kansas has announced the first dates from their upcoming U.S. tour that will run from September to November. The tour is the followup to their recent Kansas Collegiate Symphony Tour that ran earlier in the spring. King's X will be opening.
Original member and guitar virtuoso, Richard Williams, had this to say about the fall tour, “We are really looking forward to the upcoming shows with King’s X. They're a great band and a force to be reckoned with. It's a tour like this that allow us to dig a little bit deeper into our catalogue and play a few songs that Kansas fans haven't heard for a while. It's gonna be a lot of fun!”
Tickets go on sale on June 15 for all of the following shows except the stops in St. Charles, IL and Salina, KS where tickets go on sales this Friday. More dates will be announced soon.
09/13 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
09/14 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Events Center
09/15 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort - Music Box
09/21 – St. Charles, IL – Arcadia Theater
09/22 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
10/05 – Salina, KS – Steifel Theatre for Performing Arts
New-wave heroes Squeeze have added an exciting summer festival date to their packed 2012 UK schedule, with an outdoor performance at Hampton Court Palace Festival on 19 June.
This must-see show will be a taster for fans who will see them tour the UK extensively this November and December with the Squeeze Pop Up Shop tour.
In June and the band return to the USA for an extensive tour of the country, co-headlining with new-wave rockers The B52's. The US tour will visit California, Colorado, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia and feature renowned venues such as the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (30 June 2012).
Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook (vocals / guitar) stated: 'Between the Hampton Court Palace Show on the 19 June and the B52's US tour we are going to be pretty busy. We can't wait'
Expect the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Australia in 2013
by SALLY BAILEY
Bass player Flea has confirmed via twitter that his band The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be in Australia for a tour in 2013.
In response to a tweet sent by a fan " Austalia tour anytime soon???" ,Flea tweeted back "yes, we are coming to australia early next year, can't wait to feel the connection to my birthplace once again" Speculation is that the band will be just in time for a Big Day Out slot based on their current schedule which currently takes them through to November 26 in Canada.
Skillful flatpicking guitarist and folk legend Doc Watson died yesterday after falling at his home last week and subesquent colon surgery. He was 89.
Watson was a guitarist, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Blinded from an eye infection prior before his first birthday he was encouraged by his parents to work hard and care for himself. The tough love approach saw Watson become recognised as a highly influential highly figure during the folk music revival.
Watson pioneered a fast and flashy bluegrass, lead guitar style including fiddle tunes and crosspicking techniques and was also an accomplished banjo and harmonica player. Bob Dylan once compared Watsons precision guitar playing to "running water".
Here are Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs at Watsons home jamming. Earl Scruggs died on March 28th 2012.
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