February 17, 2020 by Amy Gold
During the week of February 9, 2020, Elton John took home his second Oscar for Best Original Song at the 92nd Academy Awards. He shares this honor with longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin for "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," the end credits song from "Rocketman." Elton John was awarded his first Oscar in 1995 for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from "The Lion King."
Also that week, it was announced that Rod Stewart will give the closing performance at this year's BRIT Awards taking place February 18 in London. The awards ceremonies will stream live starting at 3 PM ET from YouTube.com/BRITs.
During a recent show at London's Pryzm nightclub, The Who performed live for the very first time two songs from "WHO," the band's 2019 album: "Break The News" and "She Rocked My World." (Audience-shot videos can be viewed here.) Pete Townshend wrote "She Rocked My World," and "Break The News" was written by Simon Townshend, Pete's younger brother and longtime Who touring guitarist.
Also that week, it was announced that Steve Miller and John Oates are among those to appear in "Enormous: The Gorge Story," a new documentary about the history of the Gorge Amphitheatre in eastern Washington State. In addition to interviews with Miller, Oates, and others who have played at this popular venue, this movie will also feature performances by Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Heart, and more. "Enormous: The Gorge Story" will be shown in select theaters across the country on April 28, 2020 for one night only.
Also, "Masked And Anonymous," a 2003 film co-written by Bob Dylan, will be released March 10, 2020 on Blu-ray. Set in a dystopian future, this dark comedy, which co-stars Dylan as a rock star named Jack Fate, also features Jeff Bridges, Bruce Dern, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Cheech Marin, and more in this all-star cast.
Finally, Peter Frampton is among those to be honored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders at an awards ceremony to take place May 15, 2020 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. The guitar legend, who was diagnosed last year with a rare degenerative muscular disease known as inclusion body myositis, is being recognized for his advocacy for the Myositis Association. Frampton recently released a new video in which he gives a live performance of "Me And My Guitar," and he will continue his farewell tour this year with a European leg to begin May 24 in Edinburgh, U.K.
Newly-Announced Tours & Shows:
(Band/Artist - Event(s) - Location - Dates)
The Zombies - Tour - U.S. - March 28-April 25, 2020
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Tour - U.S. - April 12-26, 2020
Lindsey Buckingham - Tour - U.S. - April 25-May 13, 2020
Tommy James & The Shondells, The Cyrkle, & more - Abbey Road On The River - Jeffersonville, IN - May 20-25, 2020
Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, & more - Light Up The Blues (autism benefit concert) - Los Angeles, CA - May 30, 2020
Steve Miller Band, Marty Stuart - Tour (Americana) - U.S. - June 13-September 4, 2020
Peter Asher & more - Abbey Road On The Island - Brookville, NY - September 4-6, 2020
ZZ Top, Def Leppard - Tour (20/20 Vision) - U.S. - September 21-October 18, 2020
(Band/Artist - Title - Format - Release Date)
Bruce Springsteen - The Live Series: Songs Under Cover - streaming - February 14, 2020
David Bowie - David Bowie Is It Any Wonder? (Track #6) - digital EP - February 14, 2020
David Bowie - David Bowie Is It Any Wonder? - CD, vinyl - March 20, 2020
The Grateful Dead - June 1976 (box set) - CD - March 20, 2020
Duane & Gregg Allman - Early Allman -- Featuring Duane and Gregg Allman - CD, vinyl - March 27, 2020
Duane & Gregg Allman - Hour Glass (reissue) - CD, vinyl - March 27, 2020
Duane & Gregg Allman - Power Of Love (reissue) - CD, vinyl - March 27, 2020
Duane & Gregg Allman - Duane & Gregg Allman - CD, vinyl - March 27, 2020
(For more information about the above news items, please see below for a list of sources with links.)
We're excited to announce a second Abbey Road on the River coming to Long Island called Abbey Road on the Island, Sept 4-6. Tickets on sale Feb 28. More information at https://t.co/aaOzRY7Kt6. pic.twitter.com/8M6CqKdAiz— AbbeyRoadOnTheRiver (@abbeyrdfestival) February 10, 2020
Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Stephen Stills, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Fantastic Negrito, & more, Team Up For 'Light Up The Blues 6 Concert To Benefit Autism Speaks, May 30 at The Greek Theater, Los Angeles. Check this out. All star lineup. https://t.co/EyjP9Hfpdn pic.twitter.com/18PVIbTybL— @RockBluesMuse (@RockBluesMuse) February 11, 2020
'Enormous: The Gorge Story' tells the tale of the picturesque Washington amphitheater. Check out a trailer featuring Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, Dave Matthews and Steve Miller https://t.co/LnS2iWT3rQ pic.twitter.com/FFgdXP0qOv— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) February 12, 2020
Def Leppard and ZZ Top will unite for a fall U.S. tour: https://t.co/z1Fg2kUJzA— UltimateClassicRock (@UltClassicRock) February 14, 2020
Presenting Bruce @springsteen's 'The Live Series: Songs Under Cover', collecting some of The Boss' most arresting cover versions, from the likes of 'Purple Rain' and 'Can't Help Falling In Love' to 'Highway To Hell' and 'Stayin' Alive': https://t.co/UuwCO0nBnB pic.twitter.com/1e8VccXYWo— Sony Music Legacy - UK (@SonyLegacyUK) February 15, 2020