“Please get down from that chair so I can start on your hair.” Look who’s featuring the music news this week?! YEY! It’s one of the amazing ladies who always makes my hair look FAB – it’s Cecilia! Val is the other one. This past Saturday the girls all got together for hair day at Marcella’s. Thank you Cecilia and Val for making sure we never have a bad hair day!
June 9, 2014 Monday Edition. Find out what’s happening in the world of Rock & Roll, Alternative Rock, Hip Hop, EDM, and Top 40 music every Manic Monday on the MLE BLOG! Have you heard any music news?
ROCK “N” ROLL NEWS: John Lennon’s Original Artwork Up For Auction!!
The original artwork and poetry of the late Beatle, John Lennon, for his mid-Sixties books In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works are set to be auctioned off. The U.K. publisher of the books, Tom Maschler, has had the works in his personal collection for the past 50 years. 89 pieces will hit the auction block of Sotheby’s June 5th, and will be a part of the largest-ever private collection of Lennon’s work to be offered up. According to the Associated Press, prices will range from $500 to $70,000.
One work that is going to auction is a specific drawing of a boy with six birds which originally appeared in the 1965 book A Spaniard in the Works. That same art work was later used as the cover of the Beatles’ single “Free as a Bird” released in 1995 when the three surviving Beatles reunited, and it is expected to sell for between $12,000 and $15,000.
Lennon released In His Own Write in 1964, and he put out A Spaniard in the Works the following year. Lennon discussed the books during a lengthy historic 1971 interview with Rolling Stone. In the interview her said they were an extension of exploring his emotion in songs like “I’m a Loser” and “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.” “I was already a stylized songwriter on the first album,” he said. “But to express myself I would write Spaniard in the Works or In His Own Write, the personal stories which were expressive of my personal emotions.”
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/john-lennon-artwork-and-poetry-to-feature-in-extensive-auction-20140604#ixzz33gNJuYAl
TOP 40/POP NEWS: Mariah Carey Releases New Album, “Me I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse”!
Mariah Carey has released her 17th top 10 album which premiered on the Billboard 200 chart with her new album, “Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse”. It entered at No. 3 selling 58,000 in the week ending June 1, and was released by Def Jam Records on May 27. It is Carey’s first release since 2009.
The debut of Carey’s new album, “Elusive” is her smallest opening for a non-holiday studio release since SoundScan began tracking sales back in 1991. The new album’s most recent single on the Billboard Hot 100 was “You’re Mine (Eternal).” It spent one week on the Billboard list, and peaked at No. 88.
Mariah Carey currently holds the mark for most Hot 100 No. 1s, with 18, among soloists. Only the Beatles, with 20, have more.
Read more: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6106522/mariah-carey-elusive-chanteuse-album-sales
ALTERNATIVE NEWS: Better Than Ezra Set to Release Eighth Studio Album With, All Together Now!
Better Than Ezra, a band best known for their hits “Desperately Wanting,” “Juicy,” and “Good”, and for selling out venues for the past 20 years, are set to release their eighth studio album which will be titled, All Together Now, on September 9, 2014.
Their first release off the new album has been released through USA Today with the track “Crazy Lucky”. Its been climbing the charts ever since.
The album was produced by Grammy nominated mixer/producer Tony Hoffer known for his work with “Fitz and the Tantrums, M83, Beck, Silversun Pickups”. Better Than Ezra quickly became a staple in the ‘90s pop/rock scene with their debut album “Deluxe” back in 1995 which was put out by Elektra.
The band recently signed to The End Records. Better Than Ezra is set to hit the road for the second leg of their US tour in support of their new album. For the latest dates and routing, visit www.BetterThanEzra.com.
Read more: http://www.alternativeaddiction.com/musicnews/article/3842/New-Better-Than-Ezra-Album-Due-Out-September-9-2014
HIP HOP NEWS: Hip Hop star Common Has Found a New Home by Signing with Atrium/Def Jam Records!
Common signed with Warner Bros less than three years ago, and has since announced he’s signed with longtime collaborator NO I.D.’s Atrium/Def Jam Records.
Common is set to release his 10th studio album titled, Nobody Smiling, which will be released on July 22nd through his new label. Common announced in his press release that this signing has been in the pipeline for sometime:
“I’m honored to team up with No I.D. and be a part of the Artium and Def Jam family. Creating this album and signing to Def Jam feels like a new beginning for me. I feel like a new artist because I created this album with the purpose to give back to my city and to the culture of hip hop. Def Jam is part of the foundation of hip hop and being able to work with No I.D. was returning to my foundation now with new energy and new hunger.”
Read more: http://allhiphop.com/2014/06/04/common-leaves-warner-bros-records-signs-with-no-i-d-s-atriumdef-jam-label/
EDM NEWS: Maxim Reality, MC for the 1990’s Music Stars, The Prodigy, Has New EDM Project!
The MC for the former band, The Prodigy, known as Maxim Reality has teamed up with a number of collaborators on a brand new EDM side project. They call themselves, “We Are Noize”.
The new band says they are “a group of friends who all share the same passion for music whether it’s experimental, or a sound that just doesn’t follow trends.” Their first single is titled “Bad Gyal.”
Read more: http://www.edmsauce.com/2014/06/03/maxim-prodigy-creates-edm-side-project-noize/#ixzz33cknwSy3
Our last item for this week’s Manic Monday Music News…Noted June Birthdays this week in Music!!
June 8: Derek Trucks (US guitarist, songwriter; The Allman Brothers), Kayne West (US rapper, producer), Nick Rhodes (UK keyboards; Duran Duran), Chuck Negron (UK vocals; Three Dog Knight), Boz Scaggs (US singer, slide guitar, guitar), Nancy Sinatra (US singer, Frank’s daughter).
June 9: Jackie Wilson (US soul singer), Cole Porter (US singer, composer).
June 10: Faith Evans (US female singer), Flesh-N-Bone/Stanley Howse (US rapper; Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), James Joseph “Jimmy” Chamberlin (US drummer, Smashing Pumpkins), Howlin Wolf/Chester Arthur Burnett (US blues singer, guitarist, harmonica).
June 11: Graham Russell (UK guitarist, vocalist; Air Supply), Frank Beard (US drummer; ZZ Top), Carmine Coppola (American multi-award winning composer, director and songwriter).
June 12: Kenny Wayne Shepherd (US guitarist; American Blues musician), Bobby Sheehan (US bassist, Blues Traveler), Bun E. Carlos/Brad Carlson (drums, Cheap Trick), Roy Harper (UK folk singer, keyboards, guitar, bass, songwriter), Vic Damone (US singer)
June 13: Paul De Lisle (US bassist; Smash Mouth).
June 14: Lang Lang (Chinese pianist), Boy George/George Alan O’Dowd (UK singer; Culture Club/ solo).
Every Monday look forward to the “Manic Monday Music News”, run by yours truly, Scott Rossi! Music is the Universal language which brings the world together, something we can all agree on, so I will always try to find some cool weekly news for you to hear about, here on the MLE Blog.
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