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ROCK “N” ROLL NEWS: “It’s over! Liam and Noel Gallagher end feud.”
That was last week’s headline in a story by “Oasis Mania”, the top facebook fan profile for Oasis. In it they announced the Gallagher brothers “recently met up at a family wedding in Ireland and buried the hatchet and are now even planning to open a bar together with their beloved mother Peggy.”
A source told the Daily Star: “Liam initially came up with the idea after a recent trip to Manchester with his mum Peggy. The brothers are thinking about an indie rock-themed place which serves artisan food. They plan to call the bar “Champagne Supernova” after the Oasis anthem from the band’s seminal album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”
With no guarantee this venture will lead to an Oasis reunion, the group’s original guitarist nicknamed ‘Bonehead’ predicted a reunion may still happen: “If someone said, ‘Here’s a field, here’s a stage and here’s 200,000 people,’ I’m sure Liam would jump up and do it. I don’t think it would even take anyone offering him a massive bankroll of money. He’d do it because that’s what he loves.”
ALTERNATIVE NEWS: “Bastille, and their hit song “Pompeii” will Explode on Saturday Night Live!”
In Alternative News the popular Londonband, Bastille, fresh off the success of their massive hit song, Pompeii, (now a Top Ten hit on US itunes) have confirmed they will be appearing on an upcoming January 25th episode of “Saturday Night Live” along with the host, actor Jonah Hill. This will surely garner Bastille further exposure which will add to their success.
HIP HOP NEWS: “The Beastie Boys are Back! At least in print in 2015.”
Surviving members of the hit making trio, “The Beastie Boys”, Mike D and Ad-Rock are planning a memoir which will honor their storied career in music. The New York Times reports that the remaining “Boys” plan to create a loosely structured oral history featuring a mix of their voices, outside contributors and images, cut through with their characteristic irreverent humor.
Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz have signed a deal with Random House imprint, Spiegel & Grau, for the still-untitled book. It will be edited by hip-hop journalist Sacha Jenkins for a planned fall of 2015 release. Diamond and Horovitz are “interested in making the book a multidimensional experience,” said Julie Grau, publisher of Spiegel & Grau.
Though their late member, Adam Yauch has passed away, it will be a great return for the Beastie Boys when their memoir is released.
EDM NEWS: DJ Green Lantern Teams up with Craze for new single, “Rocket Launcher”
According to Max Weinstein of www.vibe.com, DJ Green Lantern looked to expand his horizons as an EDM producer, so he’s teamed up with Craze for a brand new single they call, ‘Rocket Launcher.’ Slow Roast Records says it’s a “lil bit of 808 … Lil bit of Moombah … Lil bit of Dancehall …”
TOP 40/POP NEWS: “Katy Perry gets some wise advice from Stevie Nicks.”
Nicks told ABC News Radio of her first meeting with Katy Perry last fall when both were performing in London: “I met her after her rehearsal at 11:30 [at the hotel]”. “I thought it was going to be a 20 minute, ‘Hey, how are you doing?’ thing – we sat until, like, three in the morning, and pretty much talked about everything.”
Nicks’ interest peaked when Perry asked about her solo career. Katy asked Stevie if she had any rivals while she was making her first solo outing, Bella Donna. Nicks said, “I was speechless. I was, like, ‘I didn’t have any rivals.’ She said, ‘Really? None?’ I said, ‘No…the girls in Heart [and] Pat Benatar [were] friend[s].
Nicks asked Perry if she had rivals. She said, ““It’s not us. It’s the Internet.” She told Nicks, fans of female pop stars sometimes pit one against the other which the singers don’t condone. Nicks gave Katy some advice to navigate pop stardom in this day and age. “I said, ‘Katy, let me tell you something. You don’t have any rivals. So forget that. Never say that word again.’” “All of those girls? Friends. You’ll probably work with all of them at some point.””
Nicks proved her point because now she and Katy are “Friends.” During a Fleetwood Mac concert over a week ago, lead singer, Steve Nicks dedicated the band’s classic song “Landslide” to Perry and her boyfriend John Mayer who were both in the audience.
New Album Release for this week: Bruce Springsteen, “High Hopes”.
Our last item for this week’s Manic Monday Music News…
Noted January Birthdays in Music!!
January 3: Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, singer/guitarist), John Paul Jones (bassist and keyboards for Led Zeppelin)
January 6: Syd Barrett, (founder of Pink Floyd)
January 7: Kenny Loggins (solo artist)
January 8: Elvis Presley (King of Rock n Roll), David Bowie (the Thin White Duke), and Robby Krieger (incredibly talented guitarist for the classic rock band, The Doors!)
January 9: Jimmy Page (virtuoso guitarist for Led Zeppelin), Joan Baez (folksinger)
January 10: Frank Sinatra Jr. (singer, conductor and son of Frank Sinatra), Rod Stewart (solo artist, and the Faces), Pat Benatar (singer)
January 11: Clarence Clemons (fondly known as “The Big Man”, he was the late saxophonist for Bruce for Springsteen and the E-Street Band.)
January 14: Dave Grohl, (drummer/singer for Nirvana and The Foo Fighters)
January 19: Dolly Parton (singer)
January 20: Questlove (drummer for the Roots), Paul Stanley (lead singer for KISS)
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian Composer)
January 29: Jonny Lang (Blues guitarist)
January 31: Justin Timberlake (singer, N’SYNC)
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 Sounds by Shelly page. Thanks go out to Deejay Shelly, for this opportunity. Enjoy!
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