HALL AND OATES: No new album anytime soon
Daryl Hall says he and John Oates will perform their new single on every show this year.
He tells Billboard that "Philly Forget Me Not," written with summer tour co-star Pat Monahan of Train, "confirms my feeling that [our] brand is as strong as it is. Pat's on here, but everybody is saying this is a Hall and Oates record, and that's the power of the brand. That makes me very proud."
John Oates calls it "a cool song. It's great to have something new to play, and it's going to sound great onstage with us and Pat doing it together."
It doesn't seem as if there will ever be another new Hall and Oates album. Daryl says he and John "don't have the kind of relationship now... But that doesn't preclude the idea of doing one-off things like we just did."
MORE BIG 95 MUSIC NEWS: Wednesday, April 11th
THE ROLLING STONES: Keith Richards iconic guitar riff makes all-time list
Keith Richards' iconic guitar riff on The Rolling Stones' "(I Cant Get No) Satisfaction" has been named the number-one classic rock guitar riff by WatchMojo.com. Not bad for having come to him in a dream.
Keith Richards on dreaming of another guitar riff like he did for the one used in "Satisfaction":
"I'm hoping for another one baby, you know. I work on it, you know. It's remembering them that's the hard bit. I just struck lucky that night with the tape recorder."
Here's the whole Top 10:
- "Satisfaction" - The Rolling Stones
- “You Really Got Me” - The Kinks
- “Sweet Home Alabama” - Lynyrd Skynyrd
- “Layla” - Derek and the Dominos
- “Day Tripper” - The Beatles
- “La Grange” - ZZ Top
- “Jailbreak” - Thin Lizzy
- “Money for Nothing” - Dire Straits
- “Rebel Rebel” - David Bowie
- “Sunshine of Your Love” - Cream
THE STAPLE SINGERS: Yvonne Staples passes away at age 80
Yvonne Staples, the baritone voice who joined her sisters Mavis and Cleotha and father Pops on such classic soul hits as "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There," has died at her home in Chicago. She was 80.
Yvonne joined the group in 1970, replacing her brother Pervis.
The gospel-rooted family made more than 30 albums and reached their greatest fame with their 1970s recordings on the Stax label. Their most famous performance came in a 1972 Los Angeles concert filmed for the documentary Wattstax. They were active in the 1960s civil rights movement and, for a time, traveled with Martin Luther King Junior.
Roebuck "Pops" Staples died in 2000, and Cleotha passed in 2013 from Alzheimers. Yvonne's death leaves Mavis as the group's only surviving member.
The Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. (Chicago Sun-Times)\
"Shut Up & Kiss Me” will be the first single and video from Whitesnake’s forthcoming Flesh and Blood album. It will be out before the band’s U.S. tour begins in June. The album is due this summer.
Dave Mason, a onetime replacement for Lindsey Buckingham in Fleetwood Mac, says, “I'm honored to have had a part in one of Fleetwood Mac's incarnations and wishing my good friend Mick Fleetwood all the best on this upcoming tour.” Buckingham has been replaced again -- this time by Mike Campbell from Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House.
U2 have been rehearsing for their upcoming tour at Place Bell in the Montreal suburb of Laval. The tour starts in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 2nd.
Ringo Starr has a new music publishing deal with BMG. His catalogue of more than 150 songs includes such Beatles numbers as "Don't Pass Me By," "Octopus's Garden" and "What Goes On" as well as his solo career classics "Photograph" and "It Don't Come Easy."
Stephen Bishop's 1980 album Red Cab to Manhattan -- with guest appearances by Eric Clapton and Phil Collins-- will be reissued on May 11th.
Three DVD collections spotlighting Elvis Presley’s legacy go on sale May 25th, including the Three Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis Presley. The same day, three previously released DVD collections spotlighting Ed Sullivan Show appearances by The Beatles, The Supremes and The Temptations will be released in newly upgraded high definition editions.