December 20, 2020 by Amy Gold
During the week of December 13, 2020, Jose Feliciano's Christmas classic, "Feliz Navidad," originally released in 1970, made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the very first time.
Also that week, it was announced that Nancy Wilson of Heart will be honored at the upcoming 2021 She Rocks Awards. This event will be livestreamed on January 22 at Parade.com and BelieveInMusic.tv.
Paul McCartney appeared in a new episode of the YouTube series, "Released," in which he discusses with Chris Rock his upcoming album, "McCartney III," and plays a sample of one of the songs from that recording. Former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr released a video for his new single, "Here's To The Nights," that captures him performing in his home studio with cameos by Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, and other guest artists who contributed to the song.
ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons' annual "Jungle Show" holiday concert, which has been held in Austin, TX for the past several years, will be going virtual this year due to COVID-19 concerns. This pre-recorded event will be streamed on December 31, 2020 at four different times. For more info and tickets, visit JungleShow.tv.
Foreigner announced its first 2021 concerts to take place March 23 and 24 at Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, FL. These upcoming shows are part of this venue's Frontyard Festival billed as the first socially distant music festival in the U.S. since the onset of the pandemic.
Finally, "Ringo Rocks: 30 Years Of The All Starrs" is available now at JuliensAuctions.com. This newly-released limited-edition photo book captures highlights from this band's many tours over the years. Proceeds will go to the Lotus Foundation which was founded by Starr to support a number of charitable projects.
New & Upcoming Releases:
(Band/Artist - Title - Format - Release Date)
Christopher Cross - The Complete Works (limited-edition box set) - CD, vinyl - December 7, 2020
Willie Nelson - Cottage For Sale (single from "That's Life") - digital download, streaming - December 11, 2020
Ringo Starr with Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, & more - Here's To The Nights (single from "Zoom In") - digital download, streaming - December 16, 2020
Sammy Hagar & The Circle - Lockdown 2020 - CD, digital download, streaming - January 8, 2021
David Bowie - Mother b/w Tryin' To Get To Heaven (single) - vinyl - January 8, 2021
The Band - Stage Fright (reissue of 1970 album) - various formats - February 12, 2021
Willie Nelson - That's Life - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - February 26, 2021
Bob Dylan, George Harrison, & more - Bob Dylan -- 1970 (50th Anniversary Collection) - CD, digital download, streaming - February 26, 2021
Ringo Starr - Zoom In (EP) - CD, digital download, streaming - March 19, 2021
(For more information about the above news items, please see below for a list of sources with links.)
Ol' Blue Eyes meets the Red Headed Stranger... again. Willie Nelson will release his second Frank Sinatra tribute album "That's Life" in February https://t.co/ubGUuKpuaM— Austin 360 (@austin360) December 11, 2020
To mark what would have been David Bowie's 74th birthday, two previously unreleased cover versions, John Lennon's MOTHER and Bob Dylan's TRYIN' TO GET TO HEAVEN, will be released as a limited edition 7" single on 8th January next year. Full press release: https://t.co/cW5mqivAdI pic.twitter.com/dctlfk2T5P— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) December 16, 2020
NANCY WILSON TO BE HONORED AT THE 2021 SHE ROCKS AWARDS https://t.co/FiUUnsxbGk— California Rock News (@Calif_Rock_News) December 17, 2020
“Here’s to the Nights” 2020— sir paul mccartney (@Page_SirPaul) December 17, 2020
-Ringo Starr (ft. Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl... and others) pic.twitter.com/4fVfu6OLdA
The Band's Classic 'Stage Fright' Album to Get 50th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue https://t.co/fczzoUObs4— Variety (@Variety) December 18, 2020
'1970 (50th Anniversary Collection)' will arrive in February https://t.co/LLmF0geHu2— NME (@NME) December 19, 2020