BIG Music News: Rolling Stones, Olivia Newton-John

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THE ROLLING STONES:  Reports the band recently recorded could be true

The reports of The Rolling Stones recently recording could be true as Keith Richards addressed it on his website.

In his Ask Keith Richards feature, which was filmed in the spring but just posted, the question was, “Are you inspired to get back in the studio with the Stones and do some more recording?”

"[Our last album] Blue & Lonesome caught us a little bit by surprise in that we figured, you know, it was something we had to do, but we didn't expect the response that it got. It almost leads to the inevitable volume 2, but I don’t think we’re gonna to sucker into that straight away. But then it wouldn’t take a twist of the arm to do some more of that. It’s such fun to record, and there’s plenty more where that came from. But hey, I just think actually the Stones will use it as a boost to their energy and to their viability in this day and age and see what we can come up with next, you know."

While Blue & Lonesome is a collection of blues covers, initially they planned to record original material, which they did start, but abandoned. The plan for their next recording sessions is to get back to the original tunes.

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN:  Encouraging news 

Olivia Newton-John is doing "really well" as she battles a recurrence of cancer.

Her daughter Chloe Lattanzi tells Entertainment Tonight, "She's in recovery and she's doing really well... She's healing and everything's going well."

According to the ET report, the cancer and wellness center Olivia established in Melbourne, Australia has "helped her with the treatment plan." She will complete a "short course of radiation" and plans to resume performing later this year.

DON HENLEY:  70th Birthday Bash is a wrap

Don Henley threw himself quite a 70th birthday bash Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in his hometown of Dallas.

Joined by special guests Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Stevie Nicks and Patty Smyth, Henley performed a 24-song set list that combined his solo material with his songs from the Eagles and covers.

Appearing to be enjoying himself, Henley was quite talkative, telling the audience after "Desperado," the 22nd song of the night, that he was "not tired yet."

He also threw in a plug for Pecan Lodge, a local barbecue restaurant that did the backstage catering. Henley said it was the best in the state and to ignore the "silly" lists that magazines publish about the state's premier restaurants.

The night came to an end with everyone on stage singing "Birthday" by The Beatles as white balloons floated down from the rafters.

Don Henley 70th birthday bash set list - Dallas - July 22nd, 2017:

  1. Big D - Jo Stafford cover sung by his backup singers
  2. Seven Bridges Road
  3. Dirty Laundry
  4. Sunset Grill
  5. That Old Flame
  6. Witchy Woman
  7. When I Stop Dreaming
  8. Talking to the Moon
  9. One of These Nights
  10. I Can't Tell You Why - w/Timothy B. Schmit
  11. The End of the Innocence
  12. The Last Resort
  13. Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough - w/Patty Smyth
  14. The Heart of the Matter
  15. Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears cover
  16. Leather and Lace - w/Stevie Nicks
  17. The Boys of Summer - w/Stevie Nicks on tambourine   

Encore:

  1. Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh & Timothy B. Schmit / Henley was not on stage
  2. Life in the Fast Lane - w/Walsh & Schmit
  3. Hotel California - w/Walsh & Schmit
  4. Wasted Time - dedicated to Glenn Frey
  5. Desperado - dedicated to Glenn Frey
  6. All She Wants to Do Is Dance - w/Stevie Nicks on tambourine   
  7. Birthday - w/Nicks, Walsh, Schmit and Smyth

Henley will be back on the stage with the Eagles this Saturday at Classic East in New York City and the just announced Classic Northwest in Seattle on September 30th.

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