Music News Digest: Week Of February 9, 2020

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

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.

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