HEART: Latest on Ann and Nancy Wilson
While there has been talk of Heart getting back to touring again next year, Ann Wilson is forging ahead with her solo career.
She says, "We are starting to fill in the calendar for 2018, there will be more additions in the coming months. Also, there is a big project in the works, which will include new material never performed before. We have already finished the planning process and will be hitting the studio very soon, stay tuned!"
Nancy Wilson is also busy with her new band, Roadcase Royale. On November 29th at Terminal 5 in New York City, she'll join Richie Sambora, Dave Navarro, Sam Moore, Robert Randolph, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and many others at the Guitar Legends for Heroes, a benefit for the military, veterans and first responders. It will be shown on Tribune and Sinclair TV stations on December 23rd.
PRINCE: Bank explains why records were removed
The bank administering Prince's estate has responded to the recent suit by several of the late rocker's family members.
Comerica Bank says it removed Prince's archive of recordings and video after finding "indications of damage and degradation due to poor humidity and temperature controls." Officials cited cardboard boxes stuck to shelves that "had to be peeled off, mold and water damage on the materials, rusting film canisters, degrading film that smelled of vinegar (a sign of physical deterioration), and evidence of water intrusion on walls and ceilings in the vault and elsewhere." On top of that, Comerica voiced security concerns connected to Paisley Park being open to the public.
Prince's half siblings Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson and John Nelson had sued last month to remove Comerica from managing Prince's assets after the bank removed the recordings from Paisley Park. (Variety)
MORE BIG 95 MUSIC NEWS HEADLINES: November 15th
The Eagles and Jimmy Buffett will team up for a few stadium shows next summer.
Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson’s Rock Your Speech Concert on December 2nd at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles has been postponed until next year. It was due to feature Cheap Trick, The Dandy Warhols, Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde and others. It was the result of a partnership between the Autism Society of America and Petersson’s Rock Your Speech, a music program he created to help children with autism. His son Liam is a sufferer.
Mark Knopfler and Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen are among the guests on Accomplice One, the new album by guitar wizard Tommy Emmanuel, which is due early in the new year.
Hall and Oates’ “You Make My Dreams Come True” is the soundtrack of a commercial for Applebee’s.
A newly sung version of Lloyd Price’s '50s classic “Personality” is the soundtrack of a new commercial for VistaPrint.
Donny and Marie Osmond will play fewer Las Vegas gigs in 2018, allowing them to do more shows elsewhere. The brother-and-sister duo just celebrated their 10th anniversary at the Flamingo.