THE ROLLING STONES: The Ronnie Wood Show is coming to TV
The Ronnie Wood Show is back -- this time on TV.
The video version of the Rolling Stones guitarist's radio program, which aired earlier this decade, premieres on AXS-TV on July 11th with his special hour-long interview with Paul McCartney. A trailer has been posted for the first show, which features McCartney talking about singing with Brian Wilson and the emotional resonance of music.
The season will consist of 11 episodes. After the premiere, two half-hour episodes will run back-to-back on Wednesdays at 7 pm (Central) for five weeks and will be repeated in the same time slot on Sundays. Wood spins some of his favorite records and interviews a guest on each show.
The lineup for this season is:
- 7/11 - Sir Paul McCartney
- 7/18 - Alice Cooper / Wood's Faces bandmate (the late) Ian McLagan
- 7/25 - Slash / Kelly Jones (Stereophonics)
- 8/1 - Mark Ronson / Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream)
- 8/8 - Mick Hucknall (Simply Red, 2010s version of Faces) / Steve Cropper (Booker T. and the MG's)
- 8/15 - Pattie Boyd (ex-wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton) / Toots Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals)
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WANG CHUNG: The 80's band will return to America
Wang Chung co-founder Nick Feldman is excited that his band will return to America on this summer's Lost '80s Live tour.
Wang Chung's Nick Feldman says the music of the '80s is as strong as ever:
"I don't the '80s have ever really gone away, to be honest with you. Judging by the amount of interest we've had, from request to do tour every year. We got back on the horse about 10 years ago. You know, it was really gratifying to reconnect with the audience directly again. Yes, such a great response, everyone still wants to Wang Chung."
Lost '80s Live, which also features Nu Shooz, The Romantics and Men Without Hats, begins July 28th in Detroit.
NEIL DIAMOND, QUEEN, TINA TURNER: PBS TV special coming
Neil Diamond, Queen and Tina Turner are among the 2018 recipients of the Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards.
Those legends, along with drummer Hal Blaine, The Meters, Emmylou Harris, composer John Williams and music executives Seymour Stein and Bill Graham will be honored at a July 14th tribute concert. That performance at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles will be taped for a PBS broadcast later in the year.
Among the presenters:
- Micky Dolenz will honor Neil Diamond (whose composition "I'm a Believer" became The Monkees' biggest hit).
- Trisha Yearwood will salute Emmylou Harris.
- Herb Alpert will honor Hal Blaine.
- Sammy Hagar will remember the late Bill Graham.
Toto have extended their 40 Trips Around the Sun tour. Tickets for shows beginning August 23rd in Windsor, Ontario go on sale Friday.
Beatles cohort Klaus Voorman joined Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band on stage Monday night in Hamburg, Germany. Afterward, Ringo tweeted, “Great to catch up with Klaus. Hamburg is a very special place to me, loads of great memories.” Jeff Beck paid Ringo a backstage visit last week in the Netherlands.
Robbie Robertson has a warning for his Facebook followers: “If you ever receive a ‘friend request’ from Robbie, do not accept. Report the account immediately. It’s fake.”
Fleetwood Mac have been added to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September. Stevie Nickssays, “The beauty of an event like this is that it is a true representation of the power of radio. It’s an opportunity for artists across all genres to share one stage and what we all love most -- music!" They will join Lynyrd Skynyrd and numerous younger acts.