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Items Signed by Roger Daltrey and Other Stars Being Auctioned to Benefit Teenage


Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The WhoThe Who's Roger Daltrey was a surprise performer at an all-star tribute concert to his legendary band held last month in London to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.  Now, a variety of collectibles signed by Daltrey and some of the event's other performers are being auctioned off to raise money for the charity.Among the items up for bid are a Gibson SG guitar autographed by Daltrey and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, a Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by Roger and his recent collaborator Wilko Johnson, a Vespa helmet autographed by the aforementioned rockers and Oasis' Liam Gallagher, a tambourine signed by Vedder and a few programs autographed by various performers.The auction, which is live now on eBay.co.uk, will end this Monday, December 22.Daltrey sang "Substitute" and "Young Man Blues" to close out the Who tribute show, which also included performances from Rush's Geddy Lee, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson and actor Phil Daniels, star of the 1979 film adaptation of Quadrophenia.The U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust, of which Daltrey has been a patron for more than 10 years, raises money to take care of the special needs of teenage and young adult cancer patients by providing special hospital units designed with them in mind.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Yes to Be Joined by Marillion, Saga & More on 2015 Cruise to the Edge


Credit: Rob ShanahanYes has revealed initial details for the 2015 edition of its Cruise to the Edge.  The prog-rock-themed seagoing event is scheduled to embark from Miami on November 15 and visit Key West, Florida, and a private island in the Bahamas before returning to port on November 19.Joining Yes on the lineup of performers for the cruise are Marillion, Saga, guitar virtuoso Allan Holdsworth, Nektar, Caravan and more than a dozen other acts.  In addition, a special pre-cruise concert will be held in Miami on November 14 at an as-yet-unannounced location and featuring a special guest performer, as well as a late-night jam.Most of the artists will be playing at least two sets during the cruise.  Besides the many concerts, cruise attendees will be able to enjoy the ship's 13 bars and lounges, various eateries, casino, spa, fitness center, basketball and volleyball court, bowling alley and more.  A lineup of special activities and events will be revealed soon.The 2015 cruise is priced as low as $849 per person for double-occupancy cabins, and $575 per person for quad rooms.  Previous Cruise to the Edge passengers will be treated to a $100 discount.  Visit CruisetotheEdge.com for more information.Yes' previous Cruise to the Edge events took place in April of this year and March 2013.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

KC and the Sunshine Band to Release Album of Classic '60s Cover Tunes in March


Image Courtesy of Webster PRKC and the Sunshine Band were one of the pop and disco hit makers of the 1970s, but the group's upcoming album celebrates the sounds of the socially and politically charged 1960s.  Due out on March 10, 2015, Feeling You! The 60s is a covers collection that features renditions of 17 memorable songs from the era.Among the tunes KC and the Sunshine Band recorded for the album are classics such as Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," The Kinks' "You Really Got Me," Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' "You Really Got a Hold on Me," Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now," and The Supremes' "I Hear a Symphony" and "You Keep Me Hanging On."  In addition, the record includes a version of The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" that features a guest appearance by Chicago's Jason Scheff."I'm excited for my fans to hear this album," says KC and the Sunshine Band frontman Harry Wayne Casey.  "I really went outside of the box vocally and creatively.  Feeling You! The 60s is autobiographical, showing how I feel about love, life and the world through the music of that era."The record is the first in a two-part Feeling You series that the group has planned.Here the full track list for Feeling You! The 60s:"(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me""Oh How Happy""Dreams""Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu""Words""You Really Got a Hold on Me""Both Sides Now""Tell It Like It Is""Blowin' in the Wind" (featuring The Unity on the Bay Choir)"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" (featuring Jason Scheff)"You Really Got Me""Sweet Soul Music""I Hear a Symphony""Stand by Me""You Keep Me Hanging On""Bring It On Home""Put a Little Love in Your Heart"And here are KC and the Sunshine Band's confirmed North American concerts:12/27 -- Marksville, LA, Paragon Casino Resort 1/22 -- Williamsport, PA, Community Arts Center1/23 -- Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury1/24 -- King of Prussia, PA, Valley Forge Casino2/25 -- San Juan, PR, Soul Train Cruise3/20 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino8/8 -- Atlantic City, NJ, TropicanaFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

2015 Wanee Festival Lineup Features Allman Brothers Members, Cheap Trick, Earth,


Image Courtesy of Wanee FestivalThe Allman Brothers Band may have retired after its October 28 concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York, but nearly all the group's members will be on hand to perform at the 2015 edition of the Wanee Music Festival, scheduled for April 15-17 in Live Oak, Florida.  Listed separately on the just-announced lineup for the event are frontman Gregg Allman, drummer Butch Trucks and bassist Oteil Burbridge, as well as guitarist Warren Haynes' and drummer Jaimoe's respective bands -- Gov't Mule and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band.Other artists on the 2015 Wanee fest bill include Cheap Trick, Earth, Wind & Fire, the "Electric" version of Hot Tuna, Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, Widespread Panic and many more.Tickets for the 11th annual Wanee fest are on sale now.  General admission tickets for the three-day extravaganza cost $195, plus fees, while VIP packages are priced at $499.  Visit WaneeFestival.com for more information.The Allman Brothers Band began the festival in 2005 and always served as its headliner.  The event is held at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Van Morrison to Release New Album in Early 2015 After Signing Deal with RCA


Exile ProductionsVan Morrison currently is finishing up a new studio album that will be released early next year, the first the acclaimed singer/songwriter will issue as part of a new deal with RCA Records.RCA executives Tom Corson and Peter Edge said in a statement, "We are thrilled to have Van Morrison, the iconic musical visionary and legend, join the RCA roster.  He is one of the most prolific and talented songwriters and performers in music today, and we are honored to have him join us at the label and work with him on his forthcoming new album."Added Van the Man, "I am looking forward to working with Tom, Peter and the RCA team as we plan release of the new project for next year."Morrison most recent album, 2012's Born to Sing: No Plan B, was released on Blue Note Records, one of several labels for which the 69-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has recorded in recent years.Meanwhile, Van will be playing three sold-out shows this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Nell's Jazz & Blues Club in London.  He also has several other tour dates, most of them in the U.K., mapped out through August 2015.  Check out his full itinerary at VanMorrison.com/Live.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts to Open for The Who Throughout Band's 2015 North Ame


AEG LiveThe Who has announced that it will be joined by a newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, when the British rock legends hit the road for the North American legs of their 50th anniversary next year.  Jett and her longtime backing group will be special guests for the entire stateside segment of The Who Hits 50! trek, which kicks off April 15 in Tampa, Florida."Having Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, a great American rock band, support us on our North American dates will ensure concertgoers a full night of entertainment," says Who frontman Roger Daltrey. "I love her."Who guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend adds, "We've been very close friends with Joan Jett for a long time.  She is the real deal.  This will be a great night of rock and roll for everyone."As for Jett, she notes that after she left her first band, The Runaways, The Who and their manager, Bill Curbishley, allowed her to use their studio, which, she says, "gave me the freedom to start my label, Blackheart Records." Joan adds, "I've modeled my career and my company after their amazing organization.  I'm so happy to be part of their 50th anniversary tour.  No one personifies Rock and Roll Royalty more than The Who."Jett & the Blackhearts are scheduled to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on April 18, which happens to be an off day on The Who's tour.Back in July, Jett and her group joined Daltrey to perform at a benefit concert in Philadelphia that raised funds for a local hospital that, in conjunction with the Teen Cancer America organization, is building a unit geared toward the needs of teenagers and young adults fighting cancer.The Who's 2015 North American tour includes a spring and a fall leg.  Here are all of the confirmed dates:Leg One4/15 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena4/17 -- Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena4/19 -- Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena4/21 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena4/23 -- Duluth, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center4/27 -- Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center4/29 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center5/2 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center5/5 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center5/7 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center5/9 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Arena5/11 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena5/13 -- Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena5/15 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena5/17 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center5/20 -- Uniondale, NY, Nassau Coliseum5/22 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall5/24 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena5/26 -- Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center5/30 -- Forest Hills, NY, Forest Hills StadiumLeg Two9/14 -- San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center9/16 -- Anaheim, CA, Honda Center*9/19 -- Las Vegas, NV, Colosseum at Caesars Palace9/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center9/23 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena9/25 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center9/27 -- Seattle, WA, KeyArena9/29 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena10/1 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome10/3 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rexall Place10/6 -- Saskatoon, SK, Canada, SaskTel Centre10/8 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, MTS Centre10/10 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center10/13 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center10/15 -- Chicago, IL, United Center10/17 -- Detroit, MI, Joe Louis Arena10/19 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre10/21 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre10/23 -- Pittsburgh, PA, CONSOL Energy Center10/25 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center10/27 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden10/29 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden11/1 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center11/4 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center* = without Jett & the Blackhearts.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Paul McCartney to Visit "The Tonight Show" This Evening


MPL/Mary McCartneyHot on the heels of his appearance Tuesday night on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Paul McCartney will be a guest this evening on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  Fans can expect to hear McCartney chat about his new single, "Hope for the Future," which he wrote for the popular video game Destiny.Sir Paul will be a guest alongside Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.  The oddball duo, who recently released the chart-topping album Cheek to Cheek, will be interviewed as well as serving as the show's musical guest.  The Tonight Show airs on NBC at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.In other news, the complete transcript of a recent live Q&A event McCartney took part in for U.K. model Lily Cole's website, Impossible.com, has been posted at PaulMcCartney.com.During the interview, which focused on Paul's songwriting, he discussed such topics as creating the aforementioned "Hope for the Future" and his partnership with John Lennon.McCartney explained that he had been collaborating with composer Marty O'Donnell on the Destiny score when he was asked to help write a regular song for the project.  He pointed out that O'Donnell told him some details about the game, which helped him come up with the lyrics."He told me that the idea of the game was that it's a big 'shoot-em-up' and you shoot your way, and you save humanity from all the aliens, therefore giving hope," noted McCartney.  "So I just put that idea together, that instead of a big 'shoot-em-up' I'll just make it a more general thing of 'we need some hope for the future.'  So that's what I did, and that was it!"As for his long partnership with Lennon, Paul said, "Obviously writing with John was the ultimate collaboration.  I think we were both very lucky to find each other, because we played perfectly off each other."He added, "One of the amazing things about me and John writing together was that -- I think we wrote just short of three hundred songs together…we never had a dry session. Every time we got together and sat down, we'd work…only for about three hours, because you start getting a bit bored after three hours, but we would always come up with a song, which is pretty cool!"Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Randy Bachman's Upcoming Studio Album Arriving in April; Features Neil Young, Pe


Credit: Mike HoughRandy Bachman has revealed full details about his upcoming solo album, which is called Heavy Blues and will be released on April 15, 2015.  The Canadian rocker, who's a founding member of both The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, will issue the new record under the name Bachman, a three-piece outfit that also features bassist Anna Ruddick and drummer Dale Anne Brendon.As Randy Bachman told ABC News Radio earlier this year, the album will feature appearances by a variety of guest guitarists, including Neil Young, Peter Frampton and Joe Bonamassa.  In addition, lap-steel guitar whiz Robert Randolph has contributed to project, and Randy has incorporated a performance by the late Jeff Healey into a track.Heavy Blues is a collection of original tunes penned by Bachman that's influenced his love of 1960s rock and blues.Bachman usually produces his own albums, but for Heavy Blues he hired Kevin Shirley, who previously has worked on recordings by Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Rush and Iron Maiden."I've known Kevin for many years and watched his producer credits grow to include many rock legends," says Randy in a statement.  "I knew that he could push me past my limit, pull me onto new paths and direct me down new roads.  The collaboration, paired with Dale Anne and Anna's musical ferocity, has made this entire project an amazing experience for me."When Bachman spoke with ABC News Radio in September, he had high praise for Ruddick and Brendon. "They are just amazing," he declared.  "And at times we sound like The Who and we sound like Cream live and we sound like Zeppelin.  And at times it sounds like me."Bachman also revealed during that interview that the new album was inspired by some advice Young had given to him.  "He said…'Don't do the same old crap and call it something new…Stop, get out of the box, do something fearless, be fierce, be ferocious, reinvent yourself.'"Although no dates have been announced, Bachman is planning to mount a major 2015 tour in support of Heavy Blues.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Stevie Wonder Featured on Upcoming Mark Ronson Album, "Uptown Special"


Credit: Eddie WolflStevie Wonder appears on two tracks on Uptown Special, popular DJ and producer Mark Ronson's upcoming studio album, which will be released on January 13.  According to an official track list for the album posted on Ronson's Instagram page, the Motown legend is a featured guest on the lead track, "Uptown's First Final," as well as on the last song, "Crack in the Pearl Part II."A new press announcement about the record reports that Wonder contributed his harmonica talents to the project.  The lead single from Uptown Special, "Uptown Funk," is a collaboration with young pop star Bruno Mars that currently is in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Paul McCartney Talks Ringo Starr Honor, New Single on "The Daily Show"


MPL/Mary McCartneyPaul McCartney was a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show Tuesday night to promote his new single, "Hope for the Future," but he briefly addressed his former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr's impending honor from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.It was announced earlier in the day that Ringo will receive the Award for Musical Excellence during the Rock Hall's 2015 induction ceremony. He's already been enshrined in the Rock Hall as a member of The Beatles.When The Daily Show host Jon Stewart asked McCartney if he'll attend the ceremony next April in Cleveland, he replied, "I definitely am. I'm really excited."Some of their chit-chat centered on "Hope for the Future," which McCartney wrote for the video game Destiny. Stewart noted that video game franchises can rake in more money than movies; the musician quipped, "That's what was pointed out by the people who asked me. 'Why don't you do this, Paul? It's bigger than anything.'"Sir Paul admitted that he's not very good at video games, but he scored points with his grandkids with his contribution to Destiny.McCartney's scheduled to appear on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night.The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on FacebookFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Dave Davies Says New Kinks Box Set, "The Anthology," Is a "Well Thought Out" Pac


BMG/InGroovesThis week saw the release of a new Kinks box set called The Anthology 1964-1971, a five-CD collection of recordings the influential British band made during its years with the Pye label.  The compilation gathers remastered versions of many of the group's best-known songs, along with album gems, demos, alternate mixes, studio outtakes, live performances and more.Besides all the great music included in The Anthology, the set features extensive liner notes and rare photos.  Founding Kinks lead guitarist Dave Davies tells ABC News Radio that he had a hand in putting together the package, which he says was "a well-thought-out process.""I helped with the usual things -- liner notes and finding pictures," he explains.  "And, there's a few collectors out there that supplied certain parts of…the layout and graphic design…So there's a lot of information there for people who are that way inclined."In all, the retrospective features nearly 140 tracks, 25 of which were previously unreleased.  Among the unheard recordings are excerpts from sessions that yielded "Waterloo Sunset," "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" and "Days."  As for the Kinks hits that appear in the set, they include "All Day and All of the Night," "Tired of Waiting for You," "Till the End of the Day," "A Well Respected Man," "Sunny Afternoon," "Victoria," "Apeman," "Lola" and, of course, "You Really Got Me."The Anthology is just one of a number of releases commemorating The Kinks' 50th anniversary this year.  Also in conjunction with the milestone, the band began a reissue campaign that has included the recent release of a deluxe two-disc edition of 1971's Muswell Hillbillies and high-res digital versions of many of the group's studio albums.  Additional physical reissues are planned for 2015.With regard to The Kinks' albums being re-released, Dave says, "They're all special in their own way, I think.  So, it's lovely to see them remastered and repackaged and out there again."  He adds, "I don't think people can get enough of The Kinks' music.  There's a lot of it, but there's a lot that's been overlooked as well."Davies cites Muswell Hillbillies as an example of his band's more obscure and under-appreciated work."I love Muswell Hillbillies," he tells ABC News Radio, "and how so much of it was influenced by our family and extended family…[I]f you think through the catalog of Kinks music, a lot of it is very heavily sourced from our actual family members."Speaking of Davies family members, Dave's brother and longtime band mate Ray will be signing copies of The Anthology and other Kinks-related recent releases on Thursday afternoon in London at the Harold Pinter Theatre prior to that evening's performance of the Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Among Stars Who'll Perform at Talking Heads Tribute Conce


Image Courtesy of Michael DorfThe music of David Byrne and his old band The Talking Heads will be the focus of the latest in a series of star-studded tribute concerts organized by New York City entrepreneur Michael Dorf.  The show is scheduled for March 23, 2015, at New York's Carnegie Hall.The initial lineup for the event includes ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, The Roots, Steve Earle, Rufus Wainwright, and Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss, among others.  More performers will be announced soon. At least 20 artists are expected to hit the stage during the show.General admission tickets are available now at the Carnegie Hall box office and CarnegieHall.org.  VIP packages can be purchased by visiting MusicOf.org.Proceeds from the show will benefit various music education programs for underprivileged youths.  The Byrne and Talking Heads tribute will be the 11th annual themed charity concert Dorf has helped organize in New York City.  The events have raised more than $1 million so far.Among the artists that have been the subject of previous shows are The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Elton John, R.E.M., The Who, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Joan Jett Says Getting Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Feels "Surreal"


Credit: Roger EricksonAs reported earlier on Tuesday, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were among the artists who will be welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the institution's 2015 induction ceremony, which will take place April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall.  Now, the band's influential frontwoman has issued a statement expressing her feelings about the honor."I'm still collecting my thoughts, but the feeling is surreal," says Jett.  "I've always focused on making music for the art of it, and its ability to reach others.  I am truly honored that my music has been recognized by the great rock and roll community that voted me in."The 2015 ceremony will be the second consecutive Rock Hall induction event at which Joan will appear.  This past April, she was one of several female artists who performed with the surviving members of Nirvana in celebration of that group's induction at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.Jett, of course, began her music career as a teenager in the 1970s when she helped found the all-female hard-rock group The Runaways.  That band broke up in 1979, and Joan released one solo album before forming the Blackhearts in 1981.  Their most recent album, Unvarnished was released in September of 2013.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Peter Frampton Posts Musical Holiday Message Online for Fans


Credit: Gregg RothPeter Frampton has posted a special audio message to fans on his official website in celebration of the holiday season.  The clip, which launches automatically when you visit Frampton.com, features a spoken-word greeting from the veteran guitar whiz, as well as a live instrumental version of "O Holy Night.""I'd just like to thank everyone for being such loyal fans out there," says Frampton.  "[T]his time of year, it's always a special time for everybody -- family, children, all that stuff, and Christmas presents and New Year and all that."Peter then goes on to share a cherished holiday memory, recalling when he got his first guitar as a Christmas present.  "I'll never forget the feeling of opening that case up and looking in there," he notes.  "Cost all of about 10 dollars, I think, my first guitar, but it was something that I had such a passion for and my parents realized it and got me one."Frampton finishes his greeting by declaring, "I hope everybody out there, all my fans and their children and their children's children, get what they wish for this Christmas.  And have a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  All the best."In other Frampton news, Peter has donated a signed Fender Telecaster guitar to a charity auction to raise money for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which aids musicians in need of financial assistance because of illness or other issues.  Frampton will personalize the instrument by adding a name chosen by the winning bidder.  You can place your bids for the guitar at CharityBuzz.com until December 22 at 2 p.m. ET.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

The Who Postpones Last Two Concerts of 2014 Because Roger Daltrey Is Battling Th


Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The WhoThe Who has been forced to bring the current U.K. leg of its 50th anniversary tour to an early end because frontman Roger Daltrey has a throat infection and has been ordered by doctors to rest his voice.  The singer's illness has led to the postponement of the band's final two 2014 concerts, which were to have taken place at London's O2 Arena this Wednesday and Thursday.The shows have been rescheduled for March 22 and March 23.  Tickets purchased for the concerts will remain valid for the respective March makeup dates.According to an official statement, "The band and their management wish to sincerely apologize to all ticket holders for the inconvenience and disappointment this has caused."The March concerts in London now are scheduled to be The Who's first shows of 2015.  After that, the group will launch a North American tour leg on April 15 in Tampa, Florida.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Bob Seger Performing on "Late Show with David Letterman" Tonight


Credit: William RummelBob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band wind down a 2014 North American tour leg in support of the Michigan rocker's latest album, Ride Out, this Friday with a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  First up for Seger and his group will be an appearance tonight on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman.This will mark only the second time ever that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has performed on the Late Show.  The program airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.Seger also has a concert on Wednesday night in Buffalo, New York.  Bob and the Silver Bullet Band will return to the road next month for another North American trek that currently is mapped out from a January 20 gig in Toledo, Ohio, through a March 7 show in Vancouver, Canada.  Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.Here are all of Seger's confirmed upcoming tour dates:12/17 -- Buffalo, NY, First Niagara Center12/19 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden1/20 -- Toledo, OH, Huntington Center1/22 -- Pittsburgh, PA, CONSOL Energy Center1/24 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre1/27 -- Charleston, WV, Charleston Civic Center1/29 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena1/31 -- Atlanta, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center2/3 -- Ft. Meyers, FL, Germain Arena2/5 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena2/7 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center2/10 -- Lafayette, LA, Cajundome2/12 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center2/14 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center2/17 -- Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena2/19 -- Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena2/21 -- Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay 2/25 -- San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena 2/27 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum 3/3 -- Sacramento, CA, Sleep Train Arena3/5 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center 3/7 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers ArenaFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

All-Star Grammy Salute to Stevie Wonder to Air in February


UN Photo/JC McIlwaineOn February 10, 2015, two days after the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, a variety of well-known artists will gather to tape Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life -- An All-Star Grammy Salute.The special, which is due to air February 16 on CBS, will pay tribute to the Motown legend, who is the only artist ever to have won the Album of the Year Grammy in three out of four straight years.  He won for Innervisions in 1973, Fulfillingness' First Finale in 1974 and Songs in the Key of Life in 1976.  During the two-hour show, some of today's top music stars will pay tribute to Wonder by performing his songs, as well as other material.  In addition, celebrity presenters will explain the historical impact of Stevie's songs on music and culture.Neil Portnow, the president of the Recording Academy, said in a statement, "Stevie Wonder is a beloved icon whose golden songbook remains one of America's and music's greatest treasures.  A 25-time Grammy winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, it's only fitting that Music's Biggest Night celebrates this legendary musical genius and pays tribute to his enduring music and legacy."The Stevie Wonder special is similar to the Beatles Grammy tribute that aired this past February.  That program featured such contemporary stars as Dave Grohl, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, John Mayer and Imagine Dragons, as well as Wonder and several other veteran artists, performing classic songs by the Fab Four.  The show also featured perfomances by the surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.If you'd like to attend the taping of the Wonder tribute, tickets go on sale this Thursday at AXS.com, or by calling 877-234-8425. Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Watch Short Film Featuring Bob Dylan Performing Concert in Front of One Person O


Columbia RecordsThe recently reported short documentary featuring footage of Bob Dylan playing a brief concert for just one man has debuted online. The flick was filmed as part of a Swedish series called Experiment Ensam, which means "Experiment Alone," and was highlighted by a special performance Dylan and his backing group gave on November 23 at Philadelphia's Academy of Music that was witnessed by a Swedish TV personality named Fredrik Wikingsson.The concept behind the series is to capture individuals taking part in events or activities usually experienced by large groups of people.The film, which runs about 14 minutes, begins with footage of Wikingsson outside of the Academy of Music, as well as clips of him visiting areas of Greenwich Village in New York City that Dylan frequented early in his music career.  He reveals that he's seen Bob in concert about 20 times, while adding, "But this time, he might notice me."About 45 minutes before the concert begins, Wikingsson is shown speaking with a psychologist about how seeing Dylan perform without anyone else in the audience might differ from his usual experience at a show by the folk-rock legend.Wikingsson is then shown entering the empty theater, and taking a seat in the middle of the sixth row.  Soon, Dylan and his group take the stage and proceed to perform several songs, all covers, including Buddy Holly's "Heartbeat"; a melancholy, minor-key version of Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill"; and Chuck Willis' "It's Too Late (She's Gone)." Interspersed with scenes of Dylan's performance and reaction shots of Wikingsson are interview clips of Fredrik explaining how he felt watching the show.  He discusses how he initially felt apprehensive about responding to the show, but eventually called out, "You guys sound great!" eliciting a chuckle from Bob.  Wikingsson also explains how he began to get emotional when Dylan played a harmonica solo during "It's Too Late."  As Bob and his band finished their set, Fredrik called out, "Thank you very much," while Dylan responded, "Thank you for coming.  You can come anytime."After the show, Wikingsson is interviewed and discusses how he feels about the experience, declaring, "I feel like a kid…It was a perfect moment."  At the end of the documentary, Fredrik is interviewed again by the psychologist two weeks after the unique event."I had a feeling of almost being high for several days," he explains, "but now I've found a cozy little space inside of me that's my Bob space."  Fredrik is then asked if he'd if he thought he would have had more fun if more people were at the concert with him.He concludes, "I'm both grateful and happy that I was the only one there…but once I stepped out of the theater, all confused and dizzy, it could have been more intense if I had someone to share it with."You can watch the Dylan episode of Experiment Ensam now at the NJN Network's official YouTube channel.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

David Gilmour Makes Surprise Appearance During Final Concert Held at Famed Londo


Credit: Piotr TarasewiczPink Floyd's Dave Gilmour made a surprise appearance during a concert by the U.K. indie rock act Bombay Bicycle Club on Saturday night at London's Earls Court Arena, NME.com reports.  The show was the last gig to take place at the storied venue before it's demolished -- a venue that holds a unique place in Pink Floyd history as the site of several of their landmark performances.Gilmour was introduced to the stage by Bombay Bicycle Club guitarist Jamie MacColl.  "This man gave me my first guitar and was one of the first people to play this venue and by my count has played here more than 27 times," MacColl said.Gilmour then played lap-steel guitar with the band on their tune "Rinse Me Down," and later performed a version of the Pink Floyd classic "Wish You Were Here" on an acoustic guitar.Though they're just one of many famous rock acts that performed at Earls Court Arena over the years, Pink Floyd's appearances at the venue included two sold-out shows during its 1973 Dark Side of the Moon tour, as well as a series historic 1981 gigs in support of The Wall.  The latter performances were the last ones to feature Pink Floyd's classic 1970s lineup until the group's one-off reunion at the Live 8 concert in 2005.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Daryl Hall Hosting "Daryl's Rock 'N Soul New Year's Eve" Live Stream


Photo Credit: Mark MaglioIf hanging out in New York City's Times Square freezing your butt off isn't your idea of a fun New Year's Eve, Daryl Hall is offering fans an alternative.Starting at 9:25 p.m. ET on December 31, Hall is hosting Daryl's Rock 'N Soul New Year's Eve, a live-streaming event that you can purchase access to at his website, DarylsHouseClub.com.  Hall himself will perform, of course, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the City of Hope medical research and treatment center. "This is the first of what will hopefully be an annual event," Hall says in a statement.  "This will be a very special night and we promise a non-stop party with great music, terrific food and lots of celebration... have you ever known a trip to Daryl's house to be anything different?"Tickets are on sale now.  Hall's Live from Daryl's House performance series begins a new season in March.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Mick Fleetwood Says New Memoir, Play On, Is "Not a Tittle-Tattle-Type Book"


Little, Brown and CompanyIn his new memoir, Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood shares the story of his eventful life, with a focus on the personal and professional triumphs and trials he experienced as a founding member of his famous band.  Not surprisingly, the book offers quite a few intimate details about the drummer, including his roller-coaster first marriage to model Jenny Boyd, his affair with band mate Stevie Nicks and his overindulgence with alcohol and cocaine.The 67-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer tells ABC News Radio that despite the candid nature of some of the recollections in the tome, he does not consider Play On to be a tell-all book."It's not a tittle-tattle-type book," he maintains, adding, "I'm very confident that there's nothing in this document that is a presumption on someone else's life, that might hurt or betray or not be appropriate."He points out that the new memoir offers a more honest and clear-headed look at his life than his 1991 autobiography, Fleetwood, admitting that while writing Play On, "I was taking care of myself, not drinking like a fish like I used to."Fleetwood explains that for Play On, "the criteria…was set that this was to be a book about my journey more than anything."Mick notes that he was able to add a very happy final chapter to his memoir when Christine McVie decided to end a 15-year retirement and rejoin the band right around the time he was preparing it for publication.  He says that Play On's release wasn't purposely timed to coincide with Christine's return."This book was already put back and then we weren't ready to let go of what we were doing," explains Fleetwood.  "So we came up with a [publication] date and guess what, it all went in the same pot with [what was happening with] Fleetwood Mac...A marketing director is, I'm sure, very happy about that, but it was an accident."The band has been touring North America with Christine since the end of September and Mick says fans have been overjoyed to see her performing with the group again."Every night it's just gone to a whole other level, where your ears actually get damaged with the overture from the audience when Chris starts singing that first song," he tells ABC News Radio.  "Outrageous.  They're so happy to see her back."Fleetwood says McVie's return also has had a very positive effect on her band mates."It's outrageously great, balanced, musically really gratifying playing all Christine's lovely songs again," he declares.  "And it's been nothing but really healthy for everybody."Fleetwood Mac's 2014 itinerary winds down this Saturday, December 20, with a show in Tampa, Florida.  Next year, meanwhile, the group will embark on another North American leg that's mapped out from a January 16 concert in St. Paul, Minnesota, through an April 11 performance in Las Vegas.  That will be followed by a European trek that currently is slated to run from late May until early July.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Smokey Robinson and Ex-Wife Reach Settlement over Song Catalog


Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesSmokey Robinson reached a settlement with his ex-wife Thursday over the rights to his songs, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Their dispute involved termination rights under the 1976 Copyright Act. Robinson was in the process of reclaiming rights to his works. His ex, Claudette Robinson -- a former member of Robinson's group The Miracles, to whom he was married from 1957 to 1986 -- claimed she deserved a 50-percent share of what Robinson recovered. Claudette said she put her own singing career on hold to take care of their two kids.Smokey filed a lawsuit in March for declaratory relief that he wouldn't have to share reclaimed rights. A few months later, Claudette filed counterclaims, alleging that not only was she entitled to half his compositions, but that her ex-husband committed fraud and misrepresentation by failing to disclose his property during the divorce.The two told a judge last week that they had reached a settlement in principle. The details of the agreement are still being finalized.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Lynyrd Skynyrd to Perform on "The Voice" Finale on Tuesday


Image Courtesy of Webster PRLynyrd Skynyrd is among the artists who will perform on the jam-packed finale of the seventh season of NBC's The Voice on Tuesday.The Southern rock legends will take the stage to perform with Voice finalist Craig Wayne Boyd, an aspiring country artist who is on Blake Shelton's team.  Other guest stars scheduled to appear on the show include Jennifer Hudson, Bruno Mars with Mark Ronson, Ed Sheeran and Hozier.The Voice's two-hour finale airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.Meanwhile, Lynyrd Skynyrd has wrapped up its 2014 itinerary.  The band is slated to return to the road for a March 2015 Canadian tour that kicks off March 13 in Estevan, Saskatoon.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Rick Springfield Joins Cast of "True Detective"


Image Courtesy of Cris Toala OlivaresDoes True Detective need a doctor in the house?Rick Springfield, known to legions of fans at Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital, took to Twitter to announce the news that he will be joining the HBO series for its second season."Just finished my 1st day of shooting for season 2 of HBO's True Detective," he tweeted on Monday night. "What a great script. Working w/ Colin Farrell & Rachel McAdams!"Also announced for the cast: Vince Vaughn, Kelly Reilly and Taylor Kitsch.While no stranger to TV acting -- besides his stint on General Hospital, he has played himself on Californication and appeared on Hot in Cleveland and as a cartoon on The Family Guy -- Springfield is still rocking out. He has shows beginning in January, with several dates featuring his "Stripped Down" acoustic series. The tour kicks off January 23 at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.Springfield is also set to appear in the film, Ricki and the Flash starring Meryl Streep as an aging rock star who gets one final chance to connect with her estranged kids.  Springfield will play one of Meryl's band mates, who has a crush on her.  Kevin Kline also will appear in the movie.  The film's script was penned by Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Joe Perry Releases Video for "Run Run Rudolph"


Image Courtesy of CBSJust in time for Christmas, Joe Perry has delivered some Christmas cheer with the release of a new video for "Run Run Rudolph."The video, which premiered this morning on Billboard, features Perry solo on guitar, while an adorable little girl sets herself up with a sleeping bag by the tree waiting for Santa. Other children appear in the clip, writing letters, eating Santa's cookies, and of course, jamming along with shiny new instruments.The song is featured on the Aerosmith guitarist's new four-song EP, Joe Perry's Merry Christmas. The music was recorded in Los Angeles at Johnny Depp's Studio 1480. Depp contributed rhythm guitar to the track, Perry told Billboard."He would stop by once in a while to see how the tracks were doing, and we're both Chuck Berry fans and [the song] needed another rhythm guitar, so he put on a rhythm track over what I had already laid down," Perry said. "And he's a really good guitar player. People don't know it, but he can hold his own, believe me. And if you listen on headphones you can really hear the two rhythm guitars together, just Chuck Berry-ing out."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio