Announcements - 2021

April 18, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 11, 2021
During the week of April 11, 2021, it was announced that "What Drives Us," a new documentary featuring interviews with Ringo Starr, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, and other top musicians, will premiere April 30 on Amazon Prime Video as part of The Coda Collection. Directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, this upcoming film reveals the main motivation behind a number of veteran rock stars who spent many grueling years touring on the road - to play live music.

April 11, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 4, 2021
During the week of April 4, 2021, it was announced that this year's Record Store Day will take place on June 12 and July 17 at record stores across the country. Among the many offerings are recordings by such oldies favorites as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Jefferson Airplane, Elton John, Janis Joplin, The Kinks, Joni Mitchell, The Monkees, The Rolling Stones, Cat Stevens, War, The Who, and The Zombies.

April 4, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 28, 2021
During the week of March 28, 2021, Paul Simon became the latest addition to a growing list of veteran artists to sell the rights to their music catalogs. The deal made between the celebrated singer-songwriter and Sony Music Publishing includes the songs he wrote with Simon & Garfunkel as well as his solo works.

March 28, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 21, 2021
During the week of March 21, 2021, the Library of Congress announced the latest additions to its National Recording Registry that include Louis Armstrong's "When the Saints Go Marching In," Kool & The Gang's "Celebration," LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade," and Jackson Browne's album, "Late For The Sky."

March 21, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 14, 2021
During the week of March 14, 2021, James Taylor's "American Standard" was named the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Released in 2020, this recording features covers of such 20th century pop standards as "It's Only A Paper Moon," "Moon River," and "Pennies From Heaven."

March 14, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 7, 2021
During the week of March 7, 2021, Alice Cooper's latest album, "Detroit Stories," hit the ground running when it made its debut at no. 1 on Billboard's Top Current Album Sales chart. This recording also debuted at no. 47 on the Billboard 200, at no. 2 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, and at no. 5 on the Top Rock Albums tally.

March 7, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 28, 2021
During the week of February 28, 2021, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced that its 2021 induction ceremony will take place October 30 at Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Rock Hall president Greg Harris also noted that he is "optimistic and hopeful" that this year's event will be an in-person affair.

February 28, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 21, 2021
During the week of February 21, 2021, Stevie Wonder confirmed his plans to move to Ghana permanently and explained why in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

February 21, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 14, 2021
During the week of February 14, 2021, The Beach Boys sold a controlling interest in their intellectual property to Iconic Artists Group, including sound recordings, select musical works, and their brand and memorabilia. The deal does not include much of the band's 1960s catalog which is owned by Universal Music Group.

February 14, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 7, 2021
During the week of February 7, 2021, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for induction in 2021. Among those on the ballot are Carole King, Iron Maiden, Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick. King was previously inducted with Gerry Goffin in 1990 as a non-performer for her songwriting career, and Turner joined the Class of 1991 as one half of Ike & Tina Turner. The inductees will be announced this May, and the awards ceremonies will take place sometime this fall.

February 7, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 31, 2021
During the week of January 31, 2021, the historic Sun record label was acquired by Primary Wave Music from Sun Entertainment Corporation. Founded by famed producer Sam Phillips in 1952, Sun Records was the first label to record Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Charlie Rich. Sun's assets include over 6,000 song masters, with such classics as Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes," Lewis' "Great Balls Of Fire," Cash's "I Walk The Line," and Orbison's "Ooby Dooby." The deal does not include Sun recordings by Presley, which are owned by Sony.

January 31, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 24, 2021
During the week of January 24, 2021, it was announced that this year's Billboard Music Awards will air live May 23 on NBC. The host, featured performers, and nominees are expected to be finalized sometime early this spring.

January 24, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 17, 2021
During the week of January 17, 2021, "Barry Gibb & Friends - Greenfields - The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1" debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart and also entered the Americana Folk Albums, Top Country Albums, and Billboard 200 charts at Nos. 1, 3, and 15, respectively. In addition, this recording made its debut at No. 1 on the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart. This album features country remakes of several classic Bee Gees hits with such guest artists as Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton, and Keith Urban.

January 17, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 10, 2021
During the week of January 10, 2021, it was announced that Bruce Springsteen will be joining the lineup of featured performers for "Celebrating America," an upcoming post-inauguration primetime TV special hosted by Tom Hanks to broadcast January 20 on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC, as well as on YouTube and other online platforms.

January 10, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 3, 2021
During the week of January 3, 2021, the Recording Academy announced that this year's Grammy Awards, originally scheduled to air January 31 on CBS, will be postponed to March 14 due to COVID-19 concerns. Among those to receive honors are Paul McCartney and James Taylor.

January 3, 2021 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of December 27, 2020
During the week of December 27, 2020, Paul McCartney's latest release, "McCartney III," topped Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart and landed at no. 2 on the Billboard 200 in the wake of its recent debut at no. 1 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart.