July 18, 2021 by Amy Gold
During the week of July 11, 2021, CMT announced the upcoming premiere of "CMT Giants - Charley Pride" to air August 25. This TV special pays tribute in concert to the late pioneering black country superstar famous for "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'" and other classics.
Also that week, it was announced that Queen's "Greatest Hits" (1981) reached #2 on the Top Rock Albums chart and #7 and #9 on the Top Physical Albums and Top Vinyl Albums lists, respectively. An all-time favorite, this classic 40-year-old compilation was among the best-selling albums in the U.S. for the first half of 2021 based on sales data for CDs and vinyl as well as digital downloads.
Robby Krieger of The Doors will release "Set The Night On Fire: Living, Dying, And Playing Guitar With The Doors" which is due out on October 12, 2021. In this upcoming memoir, Krieger shares his life story and recounts his days with The Doors as well as various memorable encounters with other famous musicians.
Also that week, it was announced that "Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who," a 2007 documentary about the famed veteran British rock band, is available for streaming via Amazon Prime. This movie features rare footage and segments, live performance clips, and in-depth interviews with original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
Tours & Shows:
(Band/Artist - Event(s) - Location - Dates)
Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues - Tour (Nights) - U.S. - September 13-October 15, 2021
James Taylor - Tour - Europe, U.K. - January 18-March 3, 2022
Smokey Robinson, Tanya Tucker, & more - 2022 Stagecoach Festival - Indio, CA - April 29-May 1, 2022
New & Upcoming Recordings:
(Band/Artist - Title - Format - Release Date)
Diane Warren featuring Carlos Santana - She's Fire (single from "Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions Vol. 1") - digital download, streaming - July 13, 2021
Cosmo Clifford of CCR with Steve Wright - For All The Money In The World (title track from upcoming album) - digital download, streaming - July 14, 2021
Iron Maiden - The Writing On The Wall (single) - digital download, streaming - July 15, 2021
Cosmo Clifford of CCR with Steve Wright - For All The Money In The World (1986 archival album) - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - August 27, 2021
Carlos Santana - Blessings And Miracles - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - ca. fall 2021
Jethro Tull - The Zealot Gene - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - ca. early 2022
(For more information about the above news items, please see below for a list of sources with links.)
Hit songwriter Diane Warren has teamed up with G-Eazy and Carlos Santana for a new song, "She's Fire," from her upcoming debut album. https://t.co/EArMKECUgT— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 13, 2021
The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward to launch the "Nights" US solo tour in September https://t.co/8bwpsevyAV— 95.7 The Lake (@957TheLake) July 13, 2021
Write My Fire: Doors guitarist Robby Krieger publishing memoir in October https://t.co/Z7gJgcpZG0— 98 Rock (@98Rock) July 13, 2021
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, a 2007 documentary, is available to stream for the first time via Amazon Prime's music-themed streaming service The Coda Collection.— 107-3 The Eagle (@1073TheEagle) July 14, 2021
CCR drummer Cosmo Clifford releasing archival 1986 collaborative album recorded with late Greg Kihn bassist https://t.co/6ZmM1kEdIe— 95.7 The Lake (@957TheLake) July 14, 2021
2 min read. RHW alert. Jethro Tull will be recording and releasing a new album on a Sony-associated label. https://t.co/AzFOB6JXie— Charles Crossley (@cvcjr13) July 14, 2021
Queen's 'Greatest Hits' among the top-10 albums in sales on multiple charts for the first half of 2021 https://t.co/R8quhQJmYW— 98 Rock (@98Rock) July 15, 2021