Music News Digest: Week Of January 26, 2020

February 3, 2020 by Amy Gold

During the week of January 26, 2020, it was announced that Aerosmith will be featured in a new commercial promoting an updated slogan for Las Vegas. The ad shows the band onstage with lead singer Steven Tyler yelling "What happens here!" who then thrusts his microphone out to audience members who yell back "Only happens here!"

Also that week, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mavis Staples, Sheila E., and other performers taped a Grammy concert special at the Los Angeles Convention Center in honor of Prince. Titled "Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince," this event will air sometime this April on CBS.

A new documentary focusing on the last year of John Lennon's life is being produced to coincide with the 40th anniversary of his murder, which took place on December 8, 1980. Titled "John Lennon: The Final Year," this movie will cover Lennon's return to music after a five-year break and will feature interviews with various people who spent time with the former Beatle during his final months.

Finally, a video for a previously unreleased song by Cat Stevens made its premiere on YouTube. Titled "Butterfly," this upbeat song, which features an animated clip, is included on the upcoming reissue of Stevens' 1978 album, "Back To Earth."

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