Virtual Induction

Alas, the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be virtual. After being postponed from May to November, Hall Of Fame Foundation Chairman John Sykes has announced that this year’s class will be honored by a TV special on HBO (which televises each year’s ceremony) on November 7th (the day the delayed ceremony was to take place). In the meantime, here’s 2020 class member The Doobie Brothers with their recent at-home version of “Listen To The Music”:

Respect

That’s the name of the coming Aretha Franklin biopic, and we got a teaser Sunday evening on the BET Awards following a performance by Jennifer Hudson, who plays Franklin in the film. Watch both here:

Franke Previte/”One World”

Franke Previte talks about his song “One World” being re-done in the wake both of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on artists, and the recent protests for justice.  He describes the writing in first release of the song in 1989/90, why he brought it back with new musicians with a new message, how fellow musicians are handling the pandemic, and how one can help charities through this song.