August 20, 2023 by Amy Gold
During the week of August 13, 2023, Billboard released its latest list of the greatest rock lead singers of all time. Topping this list is the legendary Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac ranked at no. 2. Other veteran artists to make the top 10 are Freddie Mercury of Queen, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, and George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic at nos. 3, 4, and 8, respectively.
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top will be honored for his songwriting by BMI with the music rights organization's Troubadour Award. His best known works include such hits as "Cheap Sunglasses," "La Grange," "Legs," and "Sharp Dressed Man." The awards ceremonies will take place September 18, 2023 during a private reception at BMI's Nashville office.
Robbie Robertson's memoir, "Testimony," made a return to the bestseller list in the wake of his recent passing. Originally released in 2017, this book covers his childhood in Toronto, touring with Bob Dylan during the late 1960s, and his time with The Band.
Also that week, it was announced that the new documentary, "Carlos: The Santana Journey Global Premiere," will debut in select theaters worldwide on September 23, 24, and 27, 2023. This movie, which features archival footage, home videos, and concert clips, will then get a wider theatrical release on September 29. For more info and tickets, visit carlosglobalpremiere.com.
Jerry Moss (May 8, 1935 - August 16, 2023): Famed recording executive who, with Herb Alpert, co-founded A&M Records
Newly-Announced Tours & Shows:
(Band/Artist - Event(s) - Location - Dates)
John Mellencamp, Stephen Stills, Peter Wolf of J. Geils Band, & more - 2023 Kickoff Concert - Indianapolis, IN September 8, 2023
Joe Walsh, Stephen Stills, ELO, & more - 2023 VetsAid - San Diego, CA - November 12, 2023
(Band/Artist - Title - Format - Release Date)
Dolly Parton with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr - Let It Be (single from "Rockstar") - digital download, streaming - August 18, 2023
Van Morrison - His Band And The Street Choir (1970 high fidelity album reissue) - vinyl - August 18, 2023
Foghat - Drivin' On (single from "Sonic Mojo") - digital download, streaming - August 25, 2023
Linda Ronstadt - Canciones de mi Padre (1987 album reissue) - vinyl - September 8, 2023
Ann Wilson of Heart - Another Door - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - September 29, 2023
Joni Mitchell - Archives, Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972-1975) (box set) - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - October 6, 2023
Black Sabbath - Reunion (1998 live album reissue) - vinyl - October 13, 2023
Foghat - Sonic Mojo - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - November 10, 2023
Dolly Parton - Rockstar - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - November 17, 2023