November 20, 2022 by Amy Gold
During the week of November 13, 2022, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the upcoming 65th annual Grammy Awards, which include such veteran artists as ABBA, Bill Anderson, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Dolly Parton, and Diana Ross. The awards ceremonies will take place at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and will air live February 5, 2023 on CBS.
Also that week, the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its nominees for 2023, which include Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, country star and Eagles member Vince Gill, Jeff Lynne of ELO, Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers, Patti Smith, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, and Steve Winwood.
The rights to Harry Nilsson's song publishing catalog were acquired by BMG in a deal with his estate. The late Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who passed in 1994, is best known for such classics as "Without You," "Everybody's Talkin'" as featured in the soundtrack "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), and "One" as made famous by Three Dog Night.
Bruce Springsteen's first-ever interview with Howard Stern, which originally aired on October 31, 2022, will debut November 27 on HBO and also stream on HBO Max. The Boss discussed his latest album, "Only The Strong Survive," along with many other topics, and he performed "Born To Run," "Thunder Road," "The Rising," and other classics.
Also that week, Disney+ announced the December 16, 2022 premiere of "If These Walls Could Sing," a new documentary about London's historic Abbey Road Studios directed by Paul McCartney's daughter Mary. In addition to archival footage of The Beatles and other top acts, this upcoming film features interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, Nile Rodgers, John Williams, and more.
Finally, a number of iconic rock memorabilia items sold at Julien's Auctions' "Icons And Idols: Rock 'N' Roll" auction which took place in New York City the weekend of November 21, 2022. Among the biggest winners were a gold and diamond watch once owned by Elvis Presley, the piano on which Bob Dylan wrote songs for his 1969 album, "Nashville Skyline," a pair of John Lennon's wire-rimmed Granny glasses, and the guitar Don McLean used to compose "Vincent," which sold for $256,000, $217,600, $162,500, and $156,250, respectively.
Newly-Announced Tours & Shows:
(Band/Artist - Event(s) - Location - Dates)
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan - Tour (Midwest 2022) - U.S. - December 14-18, 2022
Barry Manilow - Tour (Manilow: Hits 2023) - U.S. - January 13-21, 2023
Arlo Guthrie - Tour (What's Left Of Me - A Conversation With Bob Santelli) - U.S. - April 1-May 27, 2023
Graham Nash - Tour (Sixty Years Of Songs And Stories) - U.S. - April 15, 2023 (start)
Foreigner - Tour (2023 Farewell) - U.S. - July 6-September 3, 2023
(Band/Artist - Title - Format - Release Date)
The Beach Boys - All This Is That (single from "Sail On Sailor-1972") - digital download, streaming - November 11, 2022
Frank Zappa - Your Mouth (single from "Waka/Wazoo") - digital download, streaming - November 17, 2022
War - The World Is A Ghetto (limited edition 50th anniversary box set re-release) - vinyl - November 25, 2022
The Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor-1972 - multiple formats - December 2, 2022
Nazz - Lost Masters & Demos (late 1960s archival box set) - CD, vinyl - December 2, 2022
Frank Zappa - Waka/Wazoo (box set) - multiple formats - December 16, 2022
The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones In Mono (2016 box set colored vinyl re-release) - vinyl - January 20, 2023
Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous (1977 album box set re-release) - CD - January 20, 2023
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan Fragments-Time Out Of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series Vol. 17 - multiple formats - January 27, 2023
Marvin Gaye - Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live (2007 DVD re-release, audio-only) - CD, vinyl - January 27, 2023
Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions: 60 Anniversary Deluxe Edition - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - February 24, 2023
(For more information about the above news items, please see below for a list of sources with links.)
Hear a cappella version of "All This Is That" from The Beach Boys' new box set 'Sail On Sailor - 1972' https://t.co/gKFZ19rHVl— 95.7 The Lake (@957TheLake) November 11, 2022
50 years ago this month, WAR's classic album The World Is a Ghetto was released, hitting number one on the Billboard chart and going on to become the bestselling album of 1973. Now there's a whole new way to listen to it.— Rock107 (@Rock107) November 14, 2022
Foreigner have announced that their 2023 tour will be their last."Many years ago, I wrote a song called 'Feels Like The First Time' and today we are launching one last worldwide tour," says Foreigner leader and co-founder Mick...— Rock107 (@Rock107) November 14, 2022
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Items from Dylan, McCartney, Lennon, Elvis and more bring big bucks at auction - 106.9 The Eagle https://t.co/JraiohCGOb— 106.9 The Eagle (@TheEagle1069) November 14, 2022
A new documentary about England's famed Abbey Road Studios is premiering next month on Disney +, and now, fans are getting their first look at it. A new trailer for the film has been released...— Rock107 (@Rock107) November 15, 2022
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It was 60 years ago that Graham Nash released his first single with the Hollies, and he's celebrating his lengthy career with a tour. The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is hitting the road next year on a solo trek...— Rock107 (@Rock107) November 16, 2022
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Bruce Springsteen recently sat down for his first-ever interview w/ Howard Stern, & now, fans are going to able to see what went down. Variety reports the two-hour interview, which originally aired on Halloween...— Rock107 (@Rock107) November 16, 2022
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Artists like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan have sold the rights to their catalogs in recent years, and the latest catalog that's been snapped up is that of the late Harry Nilsson.The Grammy Award winner's song publishing catalog has been acquired ... https://t.co/Q0BpqMTnxj— Rock107 (@Rock107) November 16, 2022
Bob Dylan is ready to wrap up his Bootleg Series. The singer is set to drop Bob Dylan Fragments - Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series Vol. 17 on January 27, and it will be the last chapter of...— Rock107 (@Rock107) November 17, 2022
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Thin Lizzy is celebrating one of their classic live albums with a new reissue. Next year marks the 45th anniversary of the double-Platinum Live and Dangerous, and to mark the occasion the band is set...— Rock107 (@Rock107) November 18, 2022
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