Steven Tyler marks the 45th anniversary of "Dream On"

AEROSMITH:  Steven Tyler acknowledges "Dream On" on its 45th anniversary

Steven Tyler has acknowledged the 45th anniversary of “Dream On,” which was released on June 27th, 1973. He says, “If it weren’t for the boys in Aerosmith (and thank you WBCN) it never would have seen the light of day.”

In another post he says, “I wrote the music when I was 17 on a pump organ in Sunapee, New Hampshire. I wrote the lyrics in two days at a hotel at Boston Logan Airport and sang it live for the first time at the Shaboo Inn in Mansfield, Connecticut…” Tyler, who is on tour with his solo band, performed it 45 years to the day, last Wednesday, in Detroit.

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CHER:  Tweets plans for a new album expected in September

Cher will be all over the media during the second half of 2018.

Along with a featured role in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which hits theaters on July 20th, a week-long run at the MGM National Harbor (casino/resort) just outside Washington, DC and the expected November arrival of The Cher Show on Broadway, she's apparently releasing a new album.

Saturday, she tweeted, "Think album will be out in sept." This will be the veteran's first new music since 2013, when Closer to the Truth spun off the dance-club smash "Woman's World." (Billboard)

THE BEATLES:  Yellow Submarine  sing-along coming this summer

A sing-along version of Yellow Submarine will screen in theaters this summer.

Coinciding with the animated classic's 50th anniversary, audiences of all ages will be able to “come together” and sing along to many of The Beatles most iconic tunes.

Based on the Lennon-McCartney song, Yellow Submarine spins a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love and hope. The score includes “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “All You Need Is Love.”

A previous announcement said the movie will screen on July 8th. No word on whether the sing-along version will be in theaters the same day.


ANN WILSON:  Previews new track on her upcoming album

Ann Wilson has posted a video that previews a track on her upcoming album, Immortal.

She calls David Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans" "timely."

Ann says, "For my David Bowie tribute, I chose 'I'm Afraid of Americans.' He had characters; he invented himself and reinvented himself over and over and over. It's a sardonic look by a British person at America and Americans. And just sort of poking fun, mocking some of the more vain and materialistic and crazy things that Americans do."

To give it "a global feel," Ann surrounded the lyrics with "the sounds of the rest of the world. You hear, you feel India, China, Germany and Italy -- all the different places that have sound effects that come in through the song."

Wilson regrets never having met Bowie. She calls him "a fantastic artist and musician, what a mind! I would like to have sat down with him over him and just talked."

Immortal, which also features Ann's take on the Eagles' "Life in the Fast Lane," Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" and Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me," goes on sale in September.

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