September 19, 2021 by Amy Gold
During the week of September 12, 2021, Rolling Stone announced its first update since 2004 to its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, with Aretha Franklin's "Respect" now topping this list. Other songs by veteran acts to rank in the top 10 include Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" (no. 3), Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" (no. 4), Marvin's Gaye's "What's Going On" (no. 6), The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" (no. 7), and Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" (no. 9).
Also that week, ABBA's all-time favorite 1992 compilation album, "Gold: Greatest Hits," re-emerged in the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 in the wake of the group's recent release of the singles, "Don't Shut Me Down" and "I Still Have Faith In You," from their upcoming album, "Voyage." In addition, the veteran Swedish pop group scored its first Top 10 hit in almost 40 years on the Official U.K. Singles chart with "Don't Shut Me Down." ABBA's other new song, "I Still Have Faith In You," made its debut on that chart at #14.
Other veteran bands to hit the charts include Earth, Wind & Fire with "You Want My Love" making the Adult R&B Top 10 and Iron Maiden with its latest album, "Senjutsu," entering the Billboard 200 at #3.
Record Store Day announced its list of offerings for this year's Black Friday event taking place November 26. Among the featured bands and artists are Aerosmith, Big Brother & The Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Alice Cooper, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, Iron Maiden, Lou Reed, Todd Rundgren, Dave Davies of The Kinks, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, and Nancy Wilson of Heart. Visit RecordStoreDay.com for complete lists of releases and participating stores.
Also that week, it was announced that an updated version of The Doors' "Live At The Bowl '68" will be shown on November 4, 2021 in select theaters to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the band's classic album, "L.A. Woman." This event will also feature footage of a new performance by Doors drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger along with various guest musicians, plus conversations with Densmore, Krieger, and Jeff Jampol, the band's manager. For more info and tickets, visit TheDoorsFilm.com.
Finally, Joni Mitchell signed an agreement with Reservoir Media, Inc. in which the company will administer her entire songwriting catalog worldwide, including all of her studio albums, while she continues to retain full ownership.
Tours & Shows:
(Band/Artist - Event(s) - Location - Dates)
Alice Cooper & The Cult - Tour - U.K. - May 23-June 1, 2022
(Band/Artist - Title - Format - Release Date)
Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Kool & The Gang, Donny Hathaway, The Delfonics, & more - Mr. Soul! (soundtrack) - digital download, streaming - September 13, 2021
Rod Stewart - One More Time (single from "The Tears Of Hercules") - digital download, streaming - September 16, 2021
Herb Alpert - Catch The Wind - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - September 17, 2021
Bob Dylan - Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16, 1980-1985 - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - September 17, 2021
Colin Blunstone of The Zombies - One Year (1971 album expanded reissue) - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - November 5, 2021
Rod Stewart - The Tears Of Hercules - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - November 12, 2021
KISS - Destroyer (1976 album deluxe reissue) - various formats - November 19, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne - Hellraiser (single) - vinyl - December 3, 2021
New & Upcoming Books:
(Author - Title - Publisher - Publication Date)
Chris Hillman of The Byrds - Time Between: My Life As A Byrd, Burrito Brother And Beyond - Audiobook of 2020 autobiography - October 19, 2021
Paul McCartney - The Lyrics: 1956 To The Present - Liveright - November 2, 2021
(For more information about the above news items, please see below for a list of sources with links.)
#jazz | Herb Alpert, has announced a new forthcoming studio album Friday (August 20), Catch The Wind, which the famed musician (and former A&M Records head) will release on September 17. https://t.co/lwPtFfV1EU— ESB Jazz Radio (@ESBJazzRadio) August 21, 2021
Joni Mitchell Inks Publishing Deal With Reservoir | Billboard https://t.co/oiX2BbBLHv— Denis Vézina (@DenisDvezine) September 14, 2021
Iron Maiden scores highest-charting album on 'Billboard' 200 with 'Senjutsu' https://t.co/dp6VhE51Vi— 95.7 The Lake (@957TheLake) September 14, 2021
Courtesy of Record Store Day / Limited-edition releases from Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, U2 and Fleetwood Mac are among the exclusive vinyl discs that will be released during the 2021 Record Store Day's annual Blac… https://t.co/VWsPzhP7sA— Rock107 (@Rock107) September 15, 2021
© Mary McCartney— Rock107 (@Rock107) September 16, 2021
Paul McCartney will celebrate the publication of his upcoming book, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present, by taking part in a special Q&A event on November 5 in London at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. https://t.co/P9raqNZUjA
Ozzy releasing 10-inch vinyl of Lemmy "Hellraiser" duet on his birthday https://t.co/wJqcQLwRS9— 98 Rock (@98Rock) September 17, 2021
UMe— Rock107 (@Rock107) September 17, 2021
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the release of KISS' classic fourth studio album, Destroyer. To commemorate the milestone, the costumed rock legends will reissue the record on November 19 in multiple configurations, including a Super Del… https://t.co/efJvXttxV3