HEART: Ann and Nancy Wilson are talking about putting the band back together
Nancy Wilson says she and Ann are talking about putting Heart back together for a tour next summer.
Nancy talked about a possible reunion[Courtesey of Andre Gardner - 102.9 WMGK – Philadelphia]:
“Ann’s been doing what she wanted to go out and get done for her own self [and] for a while I’ve been doing the same thing with my new band. So, it feels like the right time for us to really talk about doing something for the legacy and for the fans of the Heart band.”
The band split and the sisters had a falling out in 2016 after Ann's husband, Dean Wetter, assaulted Nancy's twin sons backstage at a Seattle-area Heart show. In April 2017, Wetter was sentenced to two years' unsupervised probation as part of a plea deal that included a number of other stipulations. The sisters stopped working together, with Ann doing her own tour and recording a new album, Immortal -- which will be out on September 14th -- and Nancy's been touring with her new band, Roadcase Royale.
Ann is on this summer's Stars Align tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers. Their next show is Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, Missouri. Nancy and Roadcase Royale head back out on August 12th in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
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DENNIS DeYOUNG: Opens up about renewed interest in "Mr. Roboto"
Dennis DeYoung finds it fascinating that Styx has resumed playing "Mister Roboto" in live shows. For many years, Tommy Shaw and JY Youngbashed the song and the Kilroy Was Here album and would not perform the song, despite fan requests.
Dennis calls it "terrific" that Styx has rediscovered "Mister Roboto:
"After 20 years of what I would consider Tommy and JY saying that 'Mister Roboto' and Kilroy Was Here, that project back in 1983, was responsible for all the bad things that ever happened to Styx, and focusing on 'Mister Roboto,' my former colleagues have started playing 'Mister Roboto' again out of the clear blue sky. Which is, I think it's terrific. Because, hey, I've been playing it for the 15 years. People love the song."
While still bitter about what was said about him and Kilroy on the Behind the Music TV special, Dennis hopes that "Mister Roboto" might be the first step towards his rejoining the band.
Dennis talked about the Styx legacy, "Mister Roboto" and what the future might hold:
"They're playing it -- I'm glad they are. Because people love that song. And the most important thing to me is that the legacy of the band Styx remains everpresent in people's minds and it's looked on favorably. And all the other stuff, the soap-opera stuff that seems to have gone on since I've been replaced, is regretful in my eyes. Because I always wanted to be in the band, still do. I have publicly said I am ready to join the band and do one last big tour for the fans."
PAUL McCARTNEY: Facebook Live Q&A session this week
Paul McCartney held a Facebook Live question and answer session today (Wednesday) at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, the school he founded in his hometown.
In an event hosted by former Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker, Paul talked about going to the school, writing and recording with The Beatles, visiting Liverpool, his new album Egypt Station, people who've covered his songs, and quite a few funny stories. In one of those stories, he invited Stevie Wonder to his house for lunch and Stevie didn't show up until 10 p.m. In another, George Harrison's father paid a visit to their school the day after his son was disciplined with a strike on the hand with a cane.
Afterward, Paul and his band did an acoustic set featuring the first performance of The Beatles' "From Me to You" since 1964.
- I’ve Just Seen a Face
- Every Night
- San Francisco Bay
- Mrs. Vanderbilt
- On My Way to Work
- Confidante (new song)
- From Me to You
- Midnight Special
- Lost My Little Girl (first song he wrote & first performance since 2003)
- Love Me Do
- We Can Work It Out
McCartney is back in Liverpool for a surprise show today (Thursday) at the Cavern Club.
CHER: Kennedy Center honoree
Cher headlines this year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors.
Cher -- currently co-starring in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again -- is joined by country icon Reba McEntire, avant garde composer Philip Glass and jazzman Wayne Shorter.
There will also be a new kind of honoree this year. For the first time, a work of art will be included: the game-changing Broadway musical Hamilton.
The big question is whether President Trump will attend. He stayed away last year, when honorees Norman Lear and choreograher Carmen de Lavallade said they would boycott the ceremony if the President were there. Cher has been a vocal Trump critic.
The event will be held on December, and televised by CBS later that month. (New York Times)
GLEN CAMPBELL: Children granted the right to contest his wills
A judge in Nashville has granted the three oldest children of Glen Campbell the right to contest two wills they were left out of.
Travis, Kelli and Wesley Campbell are challenging Glen's capacity to agree to the wills and argue that he was subjected to undue influence. The wills were dated 2001 and 2006.
Glen suffered from Alzheimer's before he died last August. (USA Today)