New H&O In The Works

Daryl Hall has begun creating new music for a new Daryl Hall & John Oates album, which would be the duo’s first album of new music since 2003’s “Do It For Love.” He tells “Rolling Stone” that he’s started work on ideas; later on John Oates will join the process. The two will be on tour this summer with Squeeze & KT Tunstall, coming to the Xcel Energy Center on July 16th and the new American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee on July 27th. In the meantime, from the aforementioned “Do It For Love,” here’s the title track:

Some Grammy Winners You May Know

What were some winners at the Grammys on Sunday night among the artists and songs we play on Greatest Hits 98.1?

Genesis Of A Genesis Return?

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):

Queen Coins

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.

The New Grammy Hall Of Fame Recordings

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

A Live Aid For Australia

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.