There are signs that Genesis may be re-activating. Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford & Tony Banks were spotted at a New York Knicks game Wednesday evening, and there have been rumors that the three (plus longtime Genesis touring guitarist Daryl Stuermer, and Phil’s son Nic — who drums for Phil on the latter’s live shows) are in New York exploring the possibility of something. In the meantime, here’s a song Genesis did that refers to the Big Apple (back when Peter Gabriel was still lead singer):
On Wednesday evening, January 22nd, we’re featuring new Jackson Browne music on “The Latest From The Greatest.” Artists For Peace And Justice are releasing a benefit album on January 31st called “Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit, Vol. 1,” and Browne has collaborated with Jenny Lewis, Jonathan Wilson, Sanba Zao, and Paul Beaubrun on “Lapé Lanmou (Peace And Love).” Watch the video here:
That’s apparently what’s happening. Based on a report via TMZ, Aerosmith is not allowing him to perform with the group since his drumming ability has been hampered since an injury in the spring of 2019. Band sources and Kramer himself are responding to the story, which you can read in-full HERE.
A good sign of cultural impact has been being placed on a postage stamp. Getting on coinage is even more-prestigious, and a band can now claim that honor in the United Kingdom. Queen is the first band to be featured in the U.K. Royal Mint’s Music Legends Collection. If you gotta have it, click HERE.
Sad news: the lead singer of The Left Banke — Steve Martin Caro — has passed away. He was 71. Watch his and the rest of the group performing their big hit “Walk Away Renee”:
26 new recordings have been added to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Included are the following; first, some of the albums:
- “Eat A Peach” The Allman Brothers Band
- “Clouds” Joni Mitchell
- “Frampton Comes Alive!” Peter Frampton
- “Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!” Devo
And then here are some of the singles:
- “Every Breath You Take” The Police
- “Sweet Caroline” Neil Diamond
- “Tiny Dancer” Elton John
- “Wipe Out” The Surfaris
- “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” Nancy Sinatra
Brian May of Queen recently was asked to create a “Live Aid” event to help Australia with their wildfires. The event is now happening — and already sold out. “Fire Fight Australia” is Sunday, February 16th at the main stadium in Sydney (where the Olympics were held in 2000). Performers include Queen + Adam Lambert, Olivia Newton-John, Alice Cooper, Icehouse, k.d. lang, and plenty more, as well as more artists to be announced. If you want to donate to the relief cause, click HERE.
As expected, Elton John & Taron Egerton’s “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” is a nominee for Best Original Song at the 92nd Academy Awards. The winner from the same category at the Golden Globes joins the following tunes (including another nomination for Randy Newman):
In previous years, the Grammys have put on special tribute concerts around the time of the awards show, for the likes of The Beatles, Motown, and The Bee Gees. This year, the honor goes to Prince. According to “Rolling Stone,” “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” will take place on Tuesday, January 28th, and like prior tribute shows, will air later this year on CBS. Sheila E. will be the musical director, and guests will include The Revolution, Morris Day & The Time, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Mavis Staples, Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, and more. In the meantime, watch Prince’s performance with Beyoncé at the 2004 Grammys:
If you’re a Van Halen fan (like our own Alex Edwards), you’ll like this: an alternate original take of the classic “Runnin’ With The Devil.” The person who uploaded this did the same in 2017 for “Dance The Night Away.” Listen to it here: