THE ROLLING STONES: New concert film on the way
Ahead of a European tour that begins next week, The Rolling Stones have announced the release of another live performance in their From the Vault series: a show from the 1999 Bridges to Babylontour.
No Security - San Jose 1999 will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD plus two-CDs or three-vinyl LPs and digitally.
The 20 songs span the band's career: "Jumpin’ Jack Flash," "Honky Tonk Women," "Midnight Rambler," "It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)," "Start Me Up," "Brown Sugar" and "Sympathy for the Devil."
It will be out on July 13th.
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GLENN FREY: Celebrating a legendary rock 'n roll career
Glenn Frey's solo career is the focus of a new box set that is out today (Friday). Above the Clouds: The Collection is a four-disc set that serves up the key elements of Frey's music both before and after the Eagles.
The first disc contains such hits as "The Heat Is On," "Smuggler's Blues" and "You Belong to the City." Subtitled The Very Best of Glenn Frey, this disc will also be released on its own.
The second disc contains some lesser-known songs such as his covers of "For Sentimental Reasons," made famous by Nat King Cole, and Brian Wilson's "Caroline, No."
Disc three contains the songs he cut with longtime collaborator J.D. Souther when they were known as Longbranch/Pennywhistle.
And rounding it our is a live DVD from his July 1992 show in Dublin, Ireland.
If you take the time to peruse the credits, you'll notice that Frey didn't write a lot of the songs by himself, which was by design.
The late Glenn Frey talked about why he likes to write with others in an interview:
"It's a checks and balance thing with me where I just don't quite trust myself alone. You know, I just feel a little bit better bouncing ideas off somebody. It's worth splitting the song up because it wouldn't get finished or be as good if the other guy weren't there."
In addition to J.D. Souther, Frey's list of other co-writers includes Don Henley, Bob Seger, Jackson Browneand Jack Tempchin.
Frey died on January 18th, 2016 from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was 67.
THE TEMPTATIONS: New album on the way with contemporary contributors
The Temptations have released All the Time, their first new album in eight years. Otis Williams, the group's last remaining founding member spoke to us about it.
You won't find songs from Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland or other Motown veterans on this collection. Instead, Williams and his current singing partners went with younger contributors, including two of today's hottest artists.
Otis Williams named some of the standout cuts on All the Time:
"It's a mix; you know, we're doing some songs like 'Stay With Me,' by Sam Smith, 'Remember the Time,' by the late, great Michael Jackson, 'Thinking Out Loud' by the wonderful talents of Ed Sheeran -- and three originals."
Rounding out the current Temptations lineup are Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene.
ELTON JOHN: New musical is in the works
Elton John is headed back to the world of theater.
Elton, who enjoyed success with Billy Elliot and Aida, has written a new musical with British rocker Jake Shears. He tells British podcaster and singer George Ezra the project is "waiting to go."
Having previously announced his final worldwide tour, the Rocket Man adds, "I am not tied to rock and roll. 10 years ago I would have probably died on stage." Becoming a family man has made the difference. "Having children has changed everything about my life. It has given me purpose and direction." (London Mirror)