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:
What were some winners at the Grammys on Sunday night among the artists and songs we play on Greatest Hits 98.1?
- Gloria Gaynor for her album “Testimony” (Best Roots Gospel Album)
- “Woodstock: Back to the Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive” (Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package)
- “Stax ’68: A Memphis Story” (Best Album Notes — Steve Greenberg, album notes writer)
- A remix of Madonna’s “I Rise” (Best Remixed Recording — Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix)
- “Look Now” by Elvis Costello & The Imposters (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album)
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):