Music News Digest: Week Of July 10, 2022

July 17, 2022 by Amy Gold

During the week of July 10, 2022, three men were arraigned on charges that they conspired to illegally possess and sell a bundle of notes from the Eagles album, "Hotel California," that were stolen almost 50 years ago. These works include Don Henley's handwritten lyrics to "Life In The Fast Lane," "New Kid In Town," and the album's title song.

Also that week, nominations for the 2022 Emmy Awards were announced, and two Beatles-related documentaries received multiple nods. "The Beatles: Get Back," the Disney+ docuseries covering the January 1969 "Let It Be" album recording sessions, was nominated for the Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series award, plus trophies honoring outstanding directing, picture editing, sound editing, and sound mixing. "McCartney 3,2,1," the Hulu documentary series in which Paul McCartney discusses the music that he created with The Beatles and as a solo artist, received nominations for outstanding cinematography, sound editing, and sound mixing.

The iconic CREEM magazine will return to newsstands on September 15, 2022 after 33 years of being out of print with an issue that features The Who, Slash, and newer artists such as Special Interest. Founded in 1969, this magazine was hugely popular with music fans for many years and included articles by such writers as Lester Bangs, Robert Christgau, Cameron Crowe, and Patti Smith.

Graceland announced plans for the virtual edition of this year's Elvis Week event, an annual tradition that coincides with the anniversary of the King's passing. Fans who cannot make it in person to the August 9-17 festivities will be able to participate online in a number of events that include tribute concerts, Elvis Presley impersonator contests, tours of Graceland, and more.

The new David Bowie documentary, "Moonage Daydream," will open September 16, 2022 in IMAX cinemas and other theaters around the world. Also, this film will get its TV premiere on HBO and HBO Max in the spring of 2023.

Also that week, the official trailer for the upcoming EPIX documentary, "My Life As A Rolling Stone," debuted on the TV network's YouTube channel. This 4-part series, which commemorates the legendary British rockers' 60th anniversary, is set to premiere August 7, 2022.

Finally, July 12, 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the first show that The Rolling Stones gave under their official band name. This historic event took place at London's Marquee Club when Mick Jagger, who performed from time to time with the club's house band, was given the opportunity to fill in that night with the new band he had been working with. They did not have a name at the time, and guitarist Brian Jones came up with The Rolling Stones after a Muddy Waters song.

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