Classic Rock Landmarks: Do They Know It’s Christmas?
There we were, in mid-December 1984, and Christmas songs were in heavy rotation everywhere. Sleigh bells, reindeer, Santa, and chestnuts roasting. ’Twas the season, and the season was jolly — until good tidings were suddenly being interrupted by a new Christmas song with a decidedly unjolly message of “clanging chimes of doom,” “bitter sting of … Continue reading Classic Rock Landmarks: Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Watch the Trailer for the New Michael Hutchence Documentary
An October release has been set for the new documentary Mystify: Michael Hutchence. Written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, the film delves into the life story of the charismatic INXS frontman and the events leading up to his untimely death in 1997. Using rare archival footage, the doc offers unique insights from friends, family, colleagues … Continue reading Watch the Trailer for the New Michael Hutchence Documentary
Bob Geldof Announces Band Aid Charity Single To Fight Ebola
30 years ago, Sir Bob Geldof gathered a group of rock stars to record a charity single to raise money for those affected by famine in Ethiopia. The original Band Aid, which included Bono, Sting, George Michael and David Bowie, among others, raised $11 M (USD) for its cause. Now, The Boomtown Rats frontman and … Continue reading Bob Geldof Announces Band Aid Charity Single To Fight Ebola
Bono Honored in France
U2 frontman Bono has received France’s highest cultural honor for his contributions to the arts and charity. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Culture minister Aurelie Filippetti named Bono a Commander of Arts in a ceremony in Paris. “It is unspeakably special to receive an award from France for being an artist,” said Bono. “This is … Continue reading Bono Honored in France
Julian Lennon Releases New Album, New Documentary
Julian Lennon released his new album this week exclusively via iTunes. Everything Changes is accompanied by a 40-minute documentary titled “Through the Picture Window“, which gives fans a glimpse into the mind of Julian Lennon and features appearaces by Bono and Steven Tyler. Watch three preview clips of Through the Picture Window below, or download … Continue reading Julian Lennon Releases New Album, New Documentary
Julian Lennon Documentary Available With New Album June 4th [Watch the Trailer]
A 40-minute documentary on Julian Lennon will be available June 4th exclusively via iTunes with the release of his new album, Everything Changes. Through The Picture Window gives an insightful look into the mind of Julian Lennon and features guest appearances by Steven Tyler and Bono. Watch the trailer below. Everything Changes is Lennon’s first … Continue reading Julian Lennon Documentary Available With New Album June 4th [Watch the Trailer]
Legendary Producer Phil Ramone Passes Away
Legendary producer, engineer and recording innovator Phil Ramone passed away Saturday morning at the age of 79. No cause of death has been announced, however CNN reports that he was in a New York hospital at the time. Ramone collaborated with a long list of stars including Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, … Continue reading Legendary Producer Phil Ramone Passes Away
U2 Working on New Studio Album
In a recent interview, Bono revealed to England’s The Sun that U2 is working on a new studio album. The record has a working title of Ten Reasons To Exist, but according to Bono, at least six other possible titles are still being considered. Members of the band have said in the past that there … Continue reading U2 Working on New Studio Album