Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of September 16, 2012

September 24, 2012 by Amy Gold

During the week of September 16, 2012, Donovan announced that he will be touring in the US this fall.

Also, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ceremonies will take place September 25, 2012.


September 17, 2012: Ann And Nancy Wilson To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, key members of the classic rock band, Heart, will be honored on September 25, 2012 on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Musicians Institute. Heart has a long string of hits that began in the mid 1970s with "Crazy On You," "Magic Man," and "Barracuda," and the band has sold over 35 million albums. Heart is currently on tour and will soon be releasing a new album, "Fanatic."

Source: Ann and Nancy Wilson to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame - The Hollywood Reporter

September 17, 2012: Bands And Artists From The 1980s Pay Tribute To Marc Bolan

In 1977, Marc Bolan, the frontman for the British glam rock band, T-Rex, was killed in a car accident. In tribute to the late singer, Boy George and Marc Almond performed at the Marc Bolan 35th Memorial Concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on September 15, 2012. The ceremonies also included a performance by 1960s pop singer Sandie Shaw of some of T-Rex's songs and an appearance by T-Rex drummer Bill Legend.

Source: Boy George And Marc Almond Play Tribute Concert for Marc Bolan

September 17, 2012: 'BAD 25' Documentary To Air On ABC This November

"BAD 25" is a documentary directed by Spike Lee that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's famous "Bad" album. This documentary premiered in North America at the Toronto International Film Festival and it will air on ABC November 22, 2012. "BAD 25" chronicles the making of "Bad" and includes interviews and original live footage.

Source: Spike Lee Revisits Michael Jackson's Career for 'BAD 25' Documentary | Music News | Rolling Stone

September 17, 2012: Beach Boys To Continue Touring Without Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, David Marks

The Beach Boys' 50th anniversary reunion tour will be ending in London later this month. After that, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks (all of them original Beach Boys members) will not be performing with the group. The lineup will then once again consist of Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and their backing band that includes Love's son Christian, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten.

Source: Beach Boys to Continue Touring Without Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, David Marks | Music News | Rolling Stone

September 18, 2012: Interview With Bob Dylan

In this interview with Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman) discusses the significance of the death in the 1960s of his namesake, Robert Zimmerman, the president of the San Fernando chapter of the Hells Angels.

Source: Bob Dylan: I Was 'Transfigured' in the Sixties | Music News | Rolling Stone

September 18, 2012: Streisand, Franklin, And Minnelli Sing For Marvin Hamlisch

Barbara Streisand, Aretha Franklin, and Liza Minnelli all performed songs by late composer Marvin Hamlisch at his memorial service on September 18, 2012. Hamlisch, who passed away on August 6 at age 68, composed/arranged numerous movie and musical scores that included the films, "The Sting," ''Sophie's Choice," ''Ordinary People" and "The Way We Were," and the Broadway musical, "A Chorus Line."

Source: Streisand, Minnelli Sing for Marvin Hamlisch in NY - ABC News

September 19, 2012: Cheap Trick Set To Resume Aerosmith Tour

Cheap Trick will be resuming their tour with Aerosmith on November 8, 2012 in Oklahoma City, OK, at Chesapeake Energy Arena. More shows are scheduled for the remainder of 2012.

Source: Cheap Trick Set to Resume Aerosmith Tour | Music News | Rolling Stone

September 20, 2012: Bruce Springsteen Reunites With Original E Street Band Drummer (Video)

This video shows Bruce Springsteen performing with Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez who is the original drummer for Springsteen famous E Street Band. In this video, they are performing "E Street Shuffle" from their show on September 19, 2012 at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.

Source: Video: Bruce Springsteen Reunites With Original E Street Band Drummer | Rolling Stone

September 20, 2012: Rolling Stones Unveil 3D 'GRRR' Gorilla Image

The Rolling Stones have just unveiled their new band logo which is an image of a gorrilla sticking his tongue out, much like the previous Roling Stones previous logo. The new logo heralds the band's upcoming "GRRR!" greatest hits compilation album which is to be released this November.

Source: Rolling Stones Unleash 3D 'GRRR' Gorilla Image in 50 Cities | Rolling Stone | Rolling Stone

September 22, 2012: Donovan To Be Touring In The US This Fall

Famed 1960s icon Donovan announced that he will be embarking on a tour this fall in the US, starting on October 6, 2012 at the Hamilton in Washington, DC. Two more shows are scheduled for the remainder of this year.

Source: Donovan Announces Three Fall U.S. Dates

September 22, 2012: New CD Release: Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It - Grateful Dead

This 2-CD set is a collection of live performances from the Grateful Dead's Spring 1990 tour which many fans consider to be among their best. The tracks for this album were taken from the Grateful Dead's shows in Landover, MD, Albany, NY, Hartford, CT, Uniondale, NY, and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

For more information and to purchase this CD, go to amazon.com.

September 22, 2012: New CD Release: Live In New York City - Paul Simon

This 2CD/DVD set was recorded from Paul Simon's critically acclaimed show in June 2011 at New York City's Webster Hall. Highlights include Simon's performances of some of his earlier hits plus newer songs from his 2011 album, "So Beautiful or So What."

For more information and to purchase this CD, go to amazon.com.

September 22, 2012: New CD Release: Come and Get It: Rare Pearls - The Jackson 5

In late 1969, the Jackson 5 debuted with the chart-topping "I Want You Back," and since then, the rest is history. "Come and Get It: Rare Pearls" is a collection of previously unreleased tracks from this group's early days with Motown ca. 1969-1973. This collection includes some original songs that could have been hits in their own right, plus interesting covers of some familiar tunes.

For more information and to purchase this CD, go to amazon.com.

September 22, 2012: New CD Release: Bad 25th Anniversary Edition - Michael Jackson

This album is a 25-year anniversary CD/DVD re-release of Michael Jackson's album, "Bad." Included are 3 CDs, two booklets, and a DVD of a concert at Wembley Stadium in London performed on July 16, 1988 for Princess Diana, Prince Charles, and some 72,000 Jackson fans. The original "Bad" album tracks are are included in this set, as well as some previously unreleased material recorded in Jackson's studio.

For more information and to purchase this CD, go to amazon.com.

September 22, 2012: New DVD Release: Michael Jackson Live At Wembley 7.16.1988 (2012) - Michael Jackson

This DVD is a separate release of Michael Jackson's concert at Wembley Stadium in London on July 16, 1988, which is also included as part of the "Bad" CD/DVD set described above.

For more information and to purchase this CD, go to amazon.com.