PRINCE: New album of never-before-heard material coming in 2019
The Prince estate has made a deal with Tidal to release new music from the artist's vault.
The streaming service co-owned by Jay-Z will release an exclusive album of never-before-heard material in 2019. The plan is for the album to steam on Tidal for 14 days, with downloads available seven days into the period. The album will be available at a later date in physical media.
Jay-Z will work with the Prince estate on song selection. He says, "Our only goal is to share Prince's music with his fans as he wanted."
This new release marks a continuation of Prince's 2015 partnership with Tidal, where the albums HITnRUN Phase One and HITnRUN Phase Two debuted. It also signals a conclusion of previously unresolved legal matters between the estate and Tidal. The new partnership agreement does not involve any of Prince's catalog that is subject to prior agreements with Warner Brothers Records.
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BRYAN ADAMS: Doing his part to help the homeless
Bryan Adams, who occasionally moonlights as a photographer, has a new photo book on the way.
It's titled Homeless, and he says it shines a spotlight on "the plight of people living on the street. My portraits focus on a selection of vendors of the The Big Issue UK," a newspaper created for and sold by homeless people, or individuals at risk of homelessness. Adams says "all proceeds [from the sale of the book] go to charity."
No word on when it will be published.
Adams's other photography books include 2013's Wounded: The Legacy of War, a collection of portraits of British soldiers who've suffered life-changing injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan or during training.
PHIL COLLINS: Victim of tabloid sensationalism
Phil Collins was on hand Thursday when his wife, Orianne, staged the grand opening of her Miami jewelry store.
Britain's Daily Mail headlined its coverage of the photo op, "Frail Phil Collins, 67, supports wife Orianne, 45, at her high-end jewelry store opening in Miami."
Though it's no secret Phil has had health issues, the paper played up the perception of him being in failing health. Photos repeatedly showed a very pale Collins with the cane he uses for walking.
Two years ago, he felt the media exaggerated his condition and told us why he uses a cane.
In 2016, Phil Collins discussed his health surgeries and why he walks with a cane:
"And I know the health thing has been kind of -- slightly exaggerated. I mean, yeah, the hand this was a major setback. And I had back surgery, 'cause 60 years of playing the drums and sitting badly, my hips and my back were in pretty bad shape. So I had back surgery. I'm, you know, top notch, except, it's left my right foot numb, because of the nerves."
Mike Love tells Britain’s Star magazine he'd "love nothing more" than to play with Brian Wilson at the Glastonbury Festival. He says, "I prefer the live music side. I'm hoping we will be able to do something special with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, perhaps." (That orchestra backs classic Beach Boys vocals on a soon-to-be-released album.)
Rod Stewart’s Every Picture Tells a Story, which includes "Maggie May," has been reissued on purple vinyl in an edition of 2000.
Cher is enjoying a boost in Australian music sales after announcing she'll tour Down Under in September and October. Her '80s hit "If I Could Turn Back Time" is now in the Top 100 of Australia's iTunes chart.
Foreigner With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus recently debuted at number-one on both Billboard’s Classical and Classical Crossover charts. Although the album sales number (3,000) was nothing to write home about for a pop release, it’s enough to top charts in the classical world.
With the number-31 debut of “Shadow of Your Love,” Guns n’ Roses have a single on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart for the first time since “Better” in 2009. The song, off the upcoming expanded edition of Appetite for Destruction, is the first cut by the original G n’ R lineup to chart since “Patience,” which peaked at number-seven in 1989. The album comes out June 29th.