Music News Digest: Week Of September 4, 2022

September 12, 2022 by Amy Gold

During the week of September 4, 2022, it was announced that "The Beatles - Get Back," a new docuseries that premiered in late 2021, won five Emmys at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies which took place September 3 and 4 in Los Angeles. Co-producers Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison were among those awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series along with director Peter Jackson.

Also that week, Elton John's latest release, "Hold Me Closer," performed as a duet with Britney Spears, debuted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. This danceable new song incorporates lyrics and melodies from two classics, "Tiny Dancer" and "The One."

Rare footage from one of Led Zeppelin's most famous concerts recently resurfaced on YouTube after 52 years in storage. This event took place September 4, 1970 at the LA Forum and was captured by a fan on his Kodak Brownie 8mm camera.

Carl Palmer, the sole surviving member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, will digitally resurrect his old band for a new U.S. tour this fall. Dubbed "Welcome Back My Friends - The Return Of Emerson Lake & Palmer," this upcoming trek will kick off on November 18, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA and will feature Palmer performing live onstage with his current group, ELP Legacy, in front of two huge video screens where footage of Emerson and Lake playing in concert will be projected. For more info, visit

A new exhibition focusing on the performance history of Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band will open October 15, 2022 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. "Bruce Springsteen Live!" will feature artifacts and memorabilia covering their 49-year history, along with interactive displays, concert footage, and interviews. For more info, visit

Finally, Elton John will be giving his last U.S. concert at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium to be livestreamed November 20, 2022 on Disney+. His Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which began in Allentown, PA September 8, 2018 and had to be postponed at various stages due to COVID-19, will continue through around mid-2023, covering Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, with his final concert to take place July 8, 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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(For more information about the above news items, please see below for a list of sources with links.)