January 10, 2021 by Amy Gold
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.
Also that week, Barry Manilow announced that his return to the International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas, originally set to take place beginning this February, will kick off on June 10 with shows scheduled through late October. For more info and tickets, visit barrymanilow.com. Manilow has performed over 500 shows at this venue since 2005.
Gene Simmons of KISS has partnered with Gibson Brands, Inc. to launch a new line of handmade collectible guitars and basses and will also offer new streamed entertainment content. The instruments will be produced across the company's Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer brands.
Former Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham recently sold his music publishing catalog to Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited. The company also acquired 50% of the publishing rights to Neil Young's song catalog.
Finally, two oldies music icons both celebrated their 80th birthdays: Joan Baez (b. January 9, 1941) and Anthony Gourdine (b. January 8, 1941), lead singer of Little Anthony & The Imperials.
Gerry Marsden MBE (September 24, 1942 - January 3, 2021): Singer-songwriter, musician, TV personality, and lead singer of Gerry & The Pacemakers
Ed Bruce (December 29, 1939 - January 8, 2021): Country singer-songwriter and actor who wrote "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"
New & Upcoming Releases:
(Band/Artist - Title - Format - Release Date)
John Fogerty - Weeping In The Promised Land (single) - digital download, streaming - January 6, 2021
David Bowie - Mother b/w Tryin' To Get To Heaven (single) - vinyl, digital download, streaming - January 8, 2021
Whitesnake - The Blues Album - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - February 19, 2021
(For more information about the above news items, please see below for a list of sources with links.)
Gerry Marsden, frontman of Gerry and the Pacemakers, dies aged 78 https://t.co/Rpqq0nOOGY— The Guardian (@guardian) January 3, 2021
4-star Review of new David Bowie single 'Mother'/'Trying To Get To Heaven' - released on Friday January 8: Several sides of a great singer https://t.co/pwi1lUZchy via @MailOnline— ECHO BOWIE (@ECHOBOWIE1) January 4, 2021
#bowiemother @reevesgabrels @Gail_Ann_Dorsey @Tonuspomus
Lindsey Buckingham Sells His Catalog of Fleetwood Mac, Solo Songs to Hipgnosis https://t.co/NfofXg5uLp— billboard biz (@billboardbiz) January 5, 2021
Neil Young Sells 50% of Song Catalog to Hipgnosis https://t.co/7jB2XtuJVu— billboard biz (@billboardbiz) January 6, 2021
John Fogerty is once again reacting to current events with a new song, "Weeping in the Promised Land": https://t.co/gbD1koPVPX— UltimateClassicRock (@UltClassicRock) January 7, 2021
Country singer-songwriter Ed Bruce dies at 81 https://t.co/J2pqekB31d— billboard (@billboard) January 8, 2021
Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home have been postponed to later in 2021. Manilow is currently scheduled to return to the International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas on June 10, 2021 https://t.co/OhK9dwADP0 pic.twitter.com/XURGU8x4eA— Westgate Las Vegas (@WestgateVegas) January 9, 2021
Music News: Joan Baez celebrates 80th birthday today with virtual reception for her new art exhibit, "Mischief Makers 2" https://t.co/ZCR0H1PsOs More @ https://t.co/u9twSRpzVO pic.twitter.com/iyDdm5Xlki— X101 - wxhc 101.5 fm (@X101_wxhc) January 9, 2021