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."
Newly-Announced Tours & Shows:
(Band/Artist - Event(s) - Location - Dates)
Foghat, Sweet, & more - Benefit concert (Bahamas hurricane relief) - Pompano Beach, FL - February 8, 2020
Hot Tuna - Tour - U.S. - February 14-November 14, 2020
Heart's Ann Wilson & more - B.B. King tribute concerts (The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King) - Port Chester, NY - February 16-17, 2020
Sammy Hagar, Whitesnake, Night Ranger - Tour - U.S. - July 9-September 20, 2020
Jackson Browne & more - SummitFest 2020 - Boulder, CO - August 4-7, 2020
Aerosmith - 50th anniversary concert - Boston, MA (Fenway Park) - September 18, 2020
(Band/Artist - Title - Format - Release Date)
John Fogerty - 50 Year Trip: Live At Red Rocks - DVD - January 24, 2020
David Bowie - David Bowie Is It Any Wonder? (Track #3) - digital EP - January 24, 2020
David Bowie - David Bowie Is It Any Wonder? (Track #4) - digital EP - January 31, 2020
The Honeycombs - Have I the Right? The Complete '60s Albums & Singles - CD - January 31, 2020
ABBA - Live At Wembley Arena (reissue) - vinyl - March 13, 2020
Gordon Lightfoot - SOLO - CD, vinyl, digital download - March 20, 2020
Def Leppard - The Early Years 79-81 - CD, vinyl, digital download - March 20, 2020
Roberta Flack - First Take (reissue) - CD, vinyl - April 10, 2020
Cat Stevens - Back To Earth (reissue) - CD, vinyl - April 10, 2020
(For more information about the above news items, please see below for a list of sources with links.)
The final year of John Lennon's life is to be explored in a new documentary timed to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of The Beatles singer and guitarist: https://t.co/MFsUiTaQh9— Far Out Magazine (@FarOutMag) January 26, 2020
Foo Fighters, Beck, John Legend, Gary Clark Jr, St. Vincent and Mavis Staples joined the Revolution last night to honor Prince at the all-star Grammy Salute show. Our recap https://t.co/smiRHxXQul pic.twitter.com/TcwIplffdn— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 29, 2020
Jackson Browne Revealed As Keynote For SummitFest 2020 https://t.co/iZrbFPisAF— AllAccess (@AllAccess) January 30, 2020