Thursday, April 12, 2012

BELLAMY BROTHERS FLASH MOBBED BY THOUSANDS WHILE ON MEDIA TOUR IN EUROPE

BELLAMY BROTHERS FLASH MOBBED BY THOUSANDS WHILE ON MEDIA TOUR IN EUROPE

Thousands in Germany, Switzerland and Austria Organize International Flash Mob in Support of New Bellamy Brothers, D.J. Ötzi Release


Nashville, Tenn. (April 12, 2012) – Last week while media blitzing Europe in support of their new release with German pop star D.J. Ötzi, country music’s legendary duo, the Bellamy Brothers, made history when they were simultaneously flash mobbed in three separate cities in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

European fans and dance clubs organized the massive flash mob, set to the tune of the new Bellamy, Ötzi tune, “Like A Star.” The flash mob was heavily promoted internationally throughout Europe via Facebook and Twitter.

The end result was thousands upon thousands of Bellamy Brothers and D.J. Ötzi fans (all stationed in public locations in Berlin, Zurich and Vienna), boot scootin’ in perfect sequence to the new hit song featured on the recently released, D.J. Ötzi & the Bellamy Brothers: Simply The Best (Universal Music Germany).

“We were in Berlin rehearsing for a television performance when we heard about the mob,” says David Bellamy. “We drove over and were in complete awe of how many people were singing and dancing to ‘Like A Star’ in perfect sequence.”

Howard Bellamy notes, “The coolest part of the flash mob was that it was happening not only where we were in Berlin but also in Switzerland and Austria at the exact same time. We were told we set some sort of world record but we’re still waiting on specifics.”

Watch clips of the international flash mob HERE.

D.J. Ötzi & the Bellamy Brothers: Simply The Best features Ötzi and the Bellamys singing together on some of their biggest hits, as well as several American classics.  Tracks include, “Crossfire,” “The Gambler,” “Islands In The Stream” and “Sweet Caroline,” among others. The album is currently available for purchase throughout Europe.

Since releasing the album last month, several tracks, as well as the album itself, have consistently remained in the Top 20 downloads of the national German Download Chart.

About the Bellamy Brothers:
Throughout their 35+ year career, the multi-platinum selling Bellamy Brothers have charted 14 #1 Hits on the US country and pop music charts.   Hits like "Let Your Love Flow," "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)," "Redneck Girl," and "Old Hippie" helped to make the brothers household names.  Today, their seamless harmonies remain perfectly intact as they continue to travel the United States and European tour circuits, performing over 180 dates each year.

JOSH TURNER TO RELEASE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM, PUNCHING BAG

JOSH TURNER TO RELEASE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM, PUNCHING BAG, TO STORES NATIONWIDE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 12


Josh Turner's Punching Bag hits stores Tuesday, June 12.
Photo courtesy of UMG Nashville

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With four No. 1 smash hits in "All Over Me," "Your Man," "Would You Go With Me," and "Why Don't We Just Dance," and over 5 million albums sold since his critically-acclaimed debut Long Black Train, UMG Nashville's Josh Turner is slated to release his fifth studio album, Punching Bag, to stores nationwide on Tuesday, June 12. The first single from the new album, “Time Is Love,” is in the Top 20 on the Country Billboard chart and swiftly rising, and the new music video for the song can be viewed here.
 
Josh co-wrote eight of the 11 tracks on Punching Bag, many penned within the four walls of his newly built cabin located on his property behind his home to serve as a 'songwriter's den' and personal getaway. The cabin is inspired by his home state of South Carolina and, Josh admits, contains some of his most prized possessions.

Josh Turner
Photo courtesy of George Holz
"I spent two years building my writer's cottage. Once it was finished I was immediately in there writing songs. In total, I've written 27 songs in there and eight of those ended up on the record," says Josh. "My hero and friend, John Anderson, was sitting across the table from me one day when we were writing and said, 'What will really be a great day is when the songs you write here end up paying for this place!'"
 
The cabin made for a great escape the day Josh had the idea for the album's title track, "Punching Bag," which he wrote with long-time friend and songwriting partner Pat McLaughlin.
 
"The idea comes from one of those days that we all have, where everything just blows up in your face and nothing goes right. I had just had one of those days, and I came home and was standing in the closet with my wife and I unloaded on her about my day," Josh tells AOL's The Boot. "I told her, 'Sometimes I feel like a punching bag, like life is just beating me up.' When I said that, it struck me that it could be a huge song title. So I punched it into my phone and saved it. I held on to it until the right opportunity, [when I met with Pat McLaughlin]."
 
Josh's rich baritone voice has established him as one of the most recognizable artists in country music, garnering recognition for having BMI’s Song of the Year and one of ASCAP’s Top 5 Most Played Songs of 2011, with his No. 1 hit single “All Over Me” as well as Mediabase’s Most Played Song of 2010 with his four-week No. 1 smash “Why Don’t We Just Dance." Turner is also recognized for other chart-topping radio hits including “Your Man,” “Long Black Train,” “Firecracker,” “I Wouldn’t Be A Man,” “Everything Is Fine,” and “Me and God,” among others. 
 
Josh has also garnered multiple coveted award nominations from the ACM, CMA, CMT, ICMA and a GRAMMY nomination in 2007 for Country Album of The Year with Your Man. BLENDER magazine calls him a “country Barry White,” adding, “his burring voice can tease our sensuality in unlikely places.”
 
In support of the forthcoming album release, Josh is currently headlining tour dates sponsored by his 2012 tour sponsor, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. To purchase tickets for upcoming tour dates and for more information on Josh Turner, please visit www.JoshTurner.com.
 

41 Artists Announced + Chances to Win Your Way to CMA Music Festival in Nashville

DAILY ENTERTAINMENT HEATS UP WITH MORE THAN 40 ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR CHEVEROLET RIVERFRONT STAGE
It's finally time to start planning your daytime festival experience. We've got 40+ names to get you started with the full Chevrolet Riverfront Stage lineup. The 2012 CMA Music Festival kicks off June 7 at 10AM with a high-energy show from Montgomery Gentry followed by an exciting four days of live music from Wade Bowen, Lee Brice, Laura Bell Bundy, Craig Campbell, Edens Edge, Brett Eldredge, THE FARM, Colt Ford, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Gloriana, JT Hodges, Steve Holy, Casey James, Jana Kramer, Tracy Lawrence, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Neal McCoy, Jo Dee Messina, Kip Moore, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan, David Nail, Heidi Newfield, Jerrod Niemann, Oak Ridge Boys, James Otto, Randy Rogers Band, Thomas Rhett, Sawyer Brown, Corey Smith, Sunny Sweeney, Josh Thompson, Mel Tillis, Uncle Kracker, Phil Vassar, James Wesley, and Darryl Worley.
If you don't have tickets yet, purchase them here. If you don't and you're feelin' lucky, enter the sweepstakes below and win your way to the 2012 CMA Music Festival!


BIC® SOLEIL® CMA MUSIC FEST SWEEPSTAKES
BIC Soleil is now an official partner of the CMA, and they’re kicking off the partnership by giving away a 5-day, VIP trip for two to the 2012 CMA Music Festival! To enter, visit BIC Soleil’s CMA Central tab on Facebook.com/BICsoleil. Enter every day from now until April 22nd for more chances to win. Good luck! We can’t wait to see the winner in Nashville on June 7th!
No purchase necessary. US residents 18+. Ends 4/22/2012. See Official Rules at Facebook.com/BICsoleil for details. 

HUNT BROTHERS® PIZZA CMA FEST SWEEPSTAKES
Who doesn't love chicken wings, pizza and Country Music? Hunt Brothers® Pizza has it all! With the release of their new boneless, all-white meat WingBites®, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is offering up a chance to win a 6-day, 5-night trip package for two to this year’s CMA Music Fest and other great prizes at the Hunt Brothers® Pizza Facebook page. Fans can also redeem their proofs of purchase from WingBites® boxes for limited-edition CMA Fest water bottles.

MONTGOMERY GENTRY TO KICK-OFF 2012 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH FIRST PERFORMANCE ON CHEVROLET RIVERFRONT STAGE


MONTGOMERY GENTRY TO KICK-OFF 2012 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH FIRST PERFORMANCE ON CHEVROLET RIVERFRONT STAGE

NASHVILLE – Reflecting the wide range of artists who perform at CMA Music Festival, the lineup for the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage includes a collection of past, present, and future superstar artists. The 2012 CMA Music Festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, June 7-10, in downtown Nashville. The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is free and open to the public.
The performances on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage will kick-off on Thursday, June 7 at 10:00 AM/CDT with a high energy show from the CMA Award-winning, multi-Platinum recording duo Montgomery Gentry. The duo last performed at CMA Music Festival in 2009.
“Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are the perfect act to launch the 2012 CMA Music Festival on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage because of the excitement they generate with the fans while performing their great repertoire of hit music,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “This stage is packed with great hit-makers for four days, and it’s free! We invite everyone to come and enjoy the great music on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage.”
Chevrolet, a valued partner of CMA Music Festival and the Official Ride of Country Music, will once again host a vehicle display at Riverfront throughout the four-day event.
Other artists performing on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage include Wade Bowen, Lee Brice, Laura Bell Bundy, Craig Campbell, Edens Edge, Brett Eldredge, THE FARM, Colt Ford, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Gloriana, JT Hodges, Steve Holy, Casey James, Jana Kramer, Tracy Lawrence, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Neal McCoy, Jo Dee Messina, Kip Moore, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan, David Nail, Heidi Newfield, Jerrod Niemann, Oak Ridge Boys, James Otto, Randy Rogers Band, Thomas Rhett, Sawyer Brown, Corey Smith, Sunny Sweeney, Josh Thompson, Mel Tillis, Uncle Kracker, Phil Vassar, James Wesley, and Darryl Worley.
Bowen, Campbell, THE FARM, Hodges, Kramer (who also starred on The CW’s “One Tree Hill” television series), Lynch, and Rhett will be making their debut performances on a CMA Music Festival stage this year.
The current daily artist lineups are revealed below in alphabetical order:
Thursday, June 7: Lee Brice, Colt Ford, Tracy Lawrence, Dustin Lynch, Neal McCoy, Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan, Jerrod Niemann, Randy Rogers Band, Josh Thompson, and Uncle Kracker.
Friday, June 8:  Craig Campbell, THE FARM, Gloriana, Jo Dee Messina, David Nail, Oak Ridge Boys, Thomas Rhett, Sawyer Brown, Phil Vassar, and James Wesley.
Saturday, June 9: Laura Bell Bundy, Edens Edge, Casey James, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Kip Moore, Heidi Newfield, James Otto, Corey Smith, and Mel Tillis.
Sunday, June 10:  Wade Bowen, Brett Eldredge, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, JT Hodges, Steve Holy, Jana Kramer, LoCash Cowboys, Lorrie Morgan, Sunny Sweeney, and Darryl Worley
Performance order will be listed on CMAfest.com, the official website of CMA Music Festival, closer to the event. Artists and dates subject to change.
Always a fan favorite area of CMA Music Festival, the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage lineup includes several past CMA Award winners:
  • Tracy Lawrence – CMA Musical Event of the Year (2007)
  • Lonestar – CMA Vocal Group of the Year (2001)
  • Jo Dee Messina – CMA Horizon Award (1999)
  • Montgomery Gentry – CMA Vocal Duo of the Year (2000)
  • Lorrie Morgan – CMA Vocal Event of the Year (1990); CMA Album of the Year (1994)
  • Oak Ridge Boys – CMA Vocal Group of the Year (1978), CMA Single of the Year (1981)
  • Sawyer Brown – CMA Horizon Award (1985)
  • Mel Tillis – CMA Entertainer of the Year (1976); Country Music Hall of Fame (2007)
Admittance to the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is free, but four-day ticket holders have an exclusive 45-minute, early-entrance window before the gates open to the general public. The Riverfront concerts are a popular destination for families who want to enjoy great musical performances while relaxing on the sloping bank above the Cumberland River. The concerts are fun in the sun within easy walking distance of all the Festival event sites, with food vendors, activities, and more.
CMA Music Festival celebrates the unique relationship between Country Music artists and their fans in the heart of Music City USA. The artists participate for free, and on their behalf, CMA donates half the net proceeds of the Festival to support music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools through the Keep the Music Playing program. To date, more than $6.1 million has been donated to purchase musical instruments and supplies. The total also includes a $1 million endowment gift for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Words & Music program.
For up-to-the-minute information about tickets, travel information, schedules, artist appearances and more, visit CMAfest.com, the official Internet home of CMA Music Festival. On CMAfest.com fans can buy four-day tickets (which includes all four Nightly Concerts at LP Field and the Fan Fair® Exhibit Hall), sign up for the CMA Exclusive e-news, watch helpful videos to make their CMA Music Festival experience better than ever, follow the CMA Facebook and Twitter feeds for more insider info and of course see the entire lineup of Country Music’s biggest stars as they are announced for the event.
CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. BIC is an Official Partner of the 2012 CMA Music Festival.


Montgomery Gentry will perform on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during 2012 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair® in Downtown Nashville, June 7-10.
Photo Courtesy: Average Joe’s Entertainment

David Nail will perform on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during 2012 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair® in Downtown Nashville, June 7-10.
Photo Credit: David McClister
Jerrod Niemann will perform on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during 2012 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair® in Downtown Nashville, June 7-10.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Cowart
Gloriana will perform on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during 2012 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair® in Downtown Nashville, June 7-10.
Photo Courtesy: PFA Media

Laura Bell Bundy will perform on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during 2012 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair® in Downtown Nashville, June 7-10.
Photo Courtesy: UMG Nashville
The Oak Ridge Boys will perform on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during 2012 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair® in Downtown Nashville, June 7-10.
Photo Courtesy: Webster PR

Steel Guitar News April 12. 2012

Hello fellow players,

Well friends and neighbors we have several pictures and videos coming from our past weekend hubbub. When I was interviewing David Jackson the crowd and music was very loud but it seems to be well within the acceptable limits for the crazy times we were having. If any of you have any questions concerning the new Jackson guitars, be sure to give me a call or email your questions.

They have several things that I like about them. For instance, they are lightweight, decently priced and sound wonderful. They are single neck which is really all you need to do jobs in today’s country market which is one of the reasons they are so light in weight. Tuning is easy and wonderful. They are just great all around guitars. Watch the videos.

Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grf_q2tq3Tg

Video 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTmatqwNUxk

Video 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJB8iiivbAI

Video 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlpdoeIhqpE

Pictures are here: www.steelguitar.net/vendorparty.html

I asked for any Jeff Newman stories and here are some of the replies I had.

Bobbe,

My name is Eddie Joe Clark. I live in Phoenix Arizona. I have my own country band called the cactus kickers. I have been trying to learn the pedal steel. I own a beautiful Sho Bud Pro 1. It has 3 pedals and 2 knee levers.

I am pretty much self taught. I have a long ways to go . I am just learning for the fun of it because im a songwriter and lead vocalist in my band. I also play several other instruments very well. I wanted to thank you for posting your tips on the web. You are a awesome musician and person. I feel like I know you personally and we have never met. I am a firm believer that country isn’t country without a steel guitar. The pedal steel is my favorite instrument. I even like some southern rock with a steel guitar such as marshal tuckers fire on the mountain. On another note My drummer used to play with Buddy E My drummers name is Tony Moon. We are a bunch of older guys that feel like we have one last good shot to make it and we are going all the way out. All of us are seasoned pros We all have toured and everyone believes in my style of country music and they are sticking by my side. I hope we get to meet someday.. thank you again for everything. Eddie Joe Clark.

Here is another one …

Thanks Bobbe for the salute to Jeff Newman. I attended his seminars at The Texas Steel guitar convention for about 9 years and attended his Top Gun class in June before his accident. The first day of that 3 day class, he kicked my butt. I was so tired and confused, I was ready to haul my butt back to Texas and sell my Steel. After day 2 and 3, I was proud to be a steel owner becoming a steel player. He told me it would take months for all he packed in to my head those 3 days to come out. That was June of 2003 and every once in a while, I play a phrase or a lick and I can almost see him smile and nod his head. He was very outspoken at times and sometimes easy to take the wrong way, but I guess that is why I loved him so much. I have been told I am the same way. I try to learn from all steel players when I get the chance. Jeff said we learn from all influences mix it all up and develop our own style.

Feel free to share my thoughts Bobbe.

James Banks

And one more …

Hi Bobbe,

I don't have any Jeff Newman stories but I can say that I took his week long intermediate and advanced courses plus a couple of his speed picking and C6th courses. I enjoyed them all very much and still sometimes pull out some of the material from those courses to play around with. One of the things I learned from him that I hardly hear anyone else do is the use of augmented and diminished chords. I don't think alot of musicians know how to use them. I do, thanks to Jeff.

I didn't hear about Jeff's untimely death until the following June. I was at the Rocky Mountain Steel show in Denver. I overheard a couple of guys talking. I didn't say anything to them at the time but I saw one of them later and went up and ask him if they'd been talking about Jeff Newman. He said they were. I was shocked as he told me about what had happened to Jeff.

I had heard that Fran Newman had a nervous breakdown after Jeff died and had to be put in a mental hospital for awhile. Is that true? She was always real nice to all of Jeff's students and I know helped him alot.

Hope your health is good and thanks for your newsletters.

Regards,
Dennis Wenner
I’ll post some more in the next newsletter.

Check out our monthly specials at http://www.steelguitar.net/monthlyspecials.html and we’ll try to save you a lot of money.

Your buddy,
Bobbe
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12.04.2012 CD Veröffentlichung / News / TV Hinweise / Konzerttermine / Videos Deutschland Teil 2


Jason Mraz
Album: Love Is A Four letter Word
VÖ: 13.04.2012
GENERIC INTERVIEW ZUM ALBUM AUF www.warnermedia.de

Nur ein paar Jahre ist es her, seitdem US-Singer/ Songwriter Jason Mraz mit „We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.“ ein Album veröffentlicht hat, welches nicht nur sein eigenes Leben entscheidend prägen und grundlegend verändern sollte. So sang sich der mehrfache Grammy-Gewinner auf seinem Multi-Platin veredelten Viertwerk sowie der Single „I`m Yours“ auf Anhieb in die Herzen seiner Fans rund um den Globus, überschritt mal eben die 21-Millionen-Verkaufsmarke und brach zudem noch ganz locker den Billboard Hot 100-Rekord, in deren Hitliste sich Mraz nicht weniger als 76 Wochen am Stück halten konnte. Auch keine wirkliche Überraschung, dass sich in der Folgezeit ein wahrer Auszeichnungsregen über den aus Virginia stammende Top-Performer ergoss: Angefangen beim ASCAP-Award „Song Of The Year“ und dem renommierten, von der Songwriters Hall Of Fame verliehenen Hal David Starlight-Award rundeten zwei Grammys das Erfolgsjahr 2010 für Jason Mraz auf phantastische Weise ab. Nach seinen euphorisch beklatschten Welttourneen und unvergesslichen Auftritten zwischen der britischen Carnegie Hall und dem berühmten Sidney Opera House veröffentlicht Jason Mraz nun mit „Love Is A Four Letter Word“ sein brandneues Album!
Switchfoot
Single: Rise Above
VÖ: 22.06.2012
Seit 1996 versorgen SWITCHFOOT die Freunde des melodischen Rock mit hochenergetischen Songs. Mit dem Film „A Walk To Remember“, zu dem sie vier Titel beitrugen, schafften sie 2002 in den USA den ganz großen Durchbruch. 2003 gab es Doppelplatin für A Beautiful Letdown, gefolgt von Gold und Platz 3 der Billboard-Charts für Nothing Is Sound (2005). 2010 schlugen SWITCHFOOT mit Hello Hurricane ihr Lager bei Atlantic Records auf und starteten einen neuen Anfang. Gelungenermaßen, denn mit Vice Verses brachte die Combo aus San Diego ihr achtes Studioalbum an den Start, das vielleicht das beste ist, das sie seit ihrer Gründung aufgenommen haben.

Nun erscheint nach „Dark Horses“ die zweite Singleauskopplung des achten Studioalbums der fünf Jungs aus San Diego „Rise Above It“. „Just because you're running doesn't mean that you're scared, just because it's law doesn't mean it is fair, never let another tell your soul what to fear…” die Songlyrics sind gesellschaftskritisch und halten dazu an, nicht stupide zu folgen, sondern selbst zu denken und zu
hinterfragen.

Live: 22.06.12 Hurricane Festival und 23.06.12 Southside Festival
Pantera
Single: Piss
VÖ: 12.04.2012
Es ist ein Monster von einem Metal-Album und ein Meilenstein für PANTERA gewesen. Auch heute noch gehört das 1992er Album Vulgar Display Of Power zu den heftigsten Metal-Attacken in der History der Schwermetaller. Als PANTERA-Drummer Vinnie Paul für die 20th Anniversary Edition Vulgar Display Of Power - 20 Years Later das Archiv durchforstete, fiel ihm unversehens ein knüppelharter Track in die Hände, den 20 Jahre lang alle vergessen hatten: Piss. „Piss ist der einzige existierende, vollständige PANTERA-Track, den bisher noch niemand zu hören bekommen hat“, so Paul. „Er wurde zur selben Zeit aufgenommen wie Vulgar Display Of Power und ist 100% PANTERA - in der Haltung und im Groove. Nach dem Mixen konnte ich überhaupt nicht glauben, dass wir ihn damals nicht mit auf das Album genommen haben. Jetzt haben wir 2012 - 20 Jahre nach Vulgar Display Of Power gibt es neue Musik von PANTERA! Cheers!“

In der Tat ist der von Sänger Philip Anselmo, Gitarrist „Dimebag“ Darrell (†2004) , Bassist Rex Brown und Drummer Vinnie Paul eingespielte Track Piss eine brandstiftende Explosion des klassischen PANTERA-Sounds, der 1992 zum Härtesten gehörte, was man seinerzeit kannte. Auch heute gilt die Wucht des mit US-Platin ausgezeichneten Albums Vulgar Display Of Power als unerreicht. Mit Songs wie Walk, Mouth For War, This Love und Fucking Hostile gehört es noch immer zu den aggressivsten und dabei durchdachtesten Alben, das wie eine Turbo-Highspeed-Achterbahn beginnt und über mehr als 50 Minuten Länge keine Atempause lässt. Vulgar Display Of Power ist nichts weniger als ein Jahrhundert-Album.

Die Jubiläumsausgabe von Vulgar Display Of Power enthält das komplette, remasterte Album plus Piss. Es erscheint in einer Deluxe--Ausgabe, zu der eine DVD gehört, die neben drei Videoclips aus dem Album auch unveröffentlichtes Live-Material vom 1992er „Monsters Of Rock“-Konzert in Italien zeigt. Es erscheint am 11. Mai 2012!
OST/Various Artists
Album: The Music Never Stopped
VÖ: 30.03.2012
Zurück in die Sixties! Für Henry Sawyer (J.K. Simmons) ist dies nicht nur Retro-Schwärmerei, sondern der einzige Weg, wieder einen Kontakt zu seinem Sohn Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci) zu finden. Denn die Behandlung eines Hirntumors hat dessen Langzeitgedächtnis zerstört und er wurde aus den achtziger Jahren mental direkt in das Jahr 1968 zurückkatapultiert. Zumindest musikalisch gesehen ist das nicht das Schlechteste, was einem passieren kann, und die Musik ist dann auch das, was Vater und Sohn wieder zusammenschweißt. „I love the Dead“ - The Grateful Dead!

Für einen Musikliebhaber ist The Music Never Stopped der Stoff, aus dem Träume gemacht werden. Denn neben Jahrhunderthits von Bob Dylan, Steppenwolf, Donovan und Crosby, Stills & Nash sind es vor allem The Grateful Dead, die wie keine andere Band den Geist der Hippie-Ära verkörpern. Auf dem Soundtrack zum Film gibt es satte sechs Songs der Dead, darunter drei bisher unveröffentlichte Live-Aufnahmen! Diese begleiten den Schlüsselmoment des Films, als der Vater mit seinem Sohn ein Grateful Dead-Konzert besucht, das sie schließlich wieder zusammenführt. Gekonnt in die Szene eingebaut sind dabei die Original-Live-Aufnahmen von „Truckin‘“ (Noblesville, Indiana, 15. Juli 1989) und „Touch Of Grey“ (East Rutherford, New Jersey, 14. Oktober 1989), die sich beide auf dem Soundtrack befinden und zum ersten Mal auf Tonträger gebracht wurden. Da der Film in den Achtzigern spielt, passen die Aufnahmen natürlich wie die Faust aufs Auge in die Erzählung. Ein weiteres bisher unveröffentlichtes Highlight ist die Live-Aufnahme von „Sugar Magnolia“, die am 24. Februar 1971 in Port Chester, New York, mitgeschnitten wurde. Drei weitere, allbekannte Dead-Songs runden das Grateful Dead-Special des Soundtracks perfekt ab: „Ripple“, „Uncle John’s Band“ und die Live-Version von „Not Fade Away/Goin‘ DownThe Road Feeling Bad“ aus dem Live-Album Skulls & Roses (1971).

Eine Neukomposition gibt es von The Tulips, die ihren „Summer Song“ exklusiv für den Film eingespielt haben. Der Song stammt aus der Feder Kraig Jarret Johnsons (Jayhawks, Run Westy Run) und wird von Chrissy Amphlett (Divinyls) gesungen, begleitet von Charley Drayton (Cold Chisel, Divinyls), Krag Jarret Johnson und Greg Wieczorek (The Twilight Singers, Joseph Arthur).
Abgerundet wird das Ganze von „Till There Was you“ (Peggy Lee), „I Threw It All Away“ Bob Dylan), „Magic Carpet Ride“ (Steppenwolf), „Mellow Yellow“ (Donovan), „Suite: Judy Blue Eyes“ (Crosby, Still & Nash) und einem Track aus dem Score von Paul Cantelon („Gabriel’s Theme“).

„Musik ist der zusammenführende Faktor“, so Regisseur Jim Kohlberg über den Film. „Wir waren in der Lage, diesen unglaublichen Soundtrack mit Geduld, Glück und großer Liebe für Details zusammenzustellen. Ich hätte den Film nicht gemacht, wenn wir die Musik nicht zusammenbekommen hätten.“

www.themusicneverstopped-movie.com
Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH

12.04.2012 CD Veröffentlichung / News / TV Hinweise / Konzerttermine / Videos Deutschland Teil 1


LINKIN PARK: Neue Single am 16. April erhältlich
"Wir haben unseren Fans versprochen, dass wir unsere Alben schneller herausbringen würden, und genau das machen wir" – so begründen Linkin Park, warum sie nach "A Thousand Suns" (2010) Gas gegeben haben und bereits das nächste Album bereithalten. Den Start macht die Single "Burn It Down":

"Burn It Down" geht am 16. April um 15.00 Uhr an die Radiostationen und ist auch ab diesem Tag als digitale 1-Track Single überall erhältlich.
Vorab gibt es hier schon das Single-Cover zu sehen.
Linkin Park werden 2012 gemeinsam mit Metallica und den Toten Hosen das Lineup bei Rock am Ring und Rock im Park anführen.

www.linkinpark.de

GREEN DAY: Drei neue Alben ab September
Als kürzlich bekannt wurde, dass Green Day im Sommer zu uns auf Tour kommen und danach ihr neues Album veröffentlichen, war die Freude der Fans bereits riesig. Aber das war noch gar nichts:

Green Day haben angekündigt, gleich drei neue Alben zu veröffentlichen, zwischen September 2012 und Januar 2013.
Die Alben werden eine Trilogie und tragen die Titel "¡Uno!", "¡Dos!" und "¡Tré!".
Derzeit sind Green Day mit Produzent Rob Cavallo in ihrer Heimatstadt Oakland im Studio. Hier gibt es das neueste Update, in dem die Band den Release der Trilogie ankündigt.

www.greenday.de


BLITZKIDS mvt.: Auf Soundtrack von "Chronicle" vertreten
Diese Kids sind tatsächlich "Blitz" – blitzschnell nämlich. Denn noch bevor überhaupt ihr Debüt-Album draußen ist, haben BLITZKIDS mvt. (=Movement) es auf den Soundtrack eines der angesagtesten Filme der Saison geschafft:

Mit dem Song "Cold" sind BLITZKIDS mvt. auf dem Soundtrack des US-Streifens "Chronicle" vertreten. Die Single erscheint am 13.04.
Das Mystery-Movie schaffte es jüngst auf #1 in den amerikanischen Film-Charts. Bei uns startet "Chronicle - Wozu bist Du fähig?" am 19.04. Hier gibt es den Kinotrailer. 
Das BLITZKIDS mvt. ist ein Künstlerkollektiv aus Berlin, das von der Frontfrau und Sängerin NOMI geleitet wird. 2010 machten sich BLITZKIDS mvt. bereits mit den Clubnummern "Blinded" und "Water" einen Namen, bald steht das Debüt-Album an.

www.blitzkids.eu


HAUDEGEN: Neue TV-Termine
Haudegen kürten ihr glorioses Jahr seit dem Release des Debüts "Schlicht & Ergreifend" jüngst mit dem Video zur neuen Single "Ich war nie bei Dir" – ein ergreifender Kurzfilm. Kein Wunder, dass die Berliner auch im TV begehrte Gäste sind:

Heute (12.04.) ist Hagen Stoll bei "Markus Lanz" (ZDF, 23:15 Uhr) zu Gast und spricht über sein bewegtes Leben.
Am 13.05. sind Haudegen beim "Promi Dinner Spezial – Muttertag" zu Gast und singen ein emotionales Ständchen für alle Mütter.
Es gibt neben der laufenden "Komm mir nich uff die Tour" interessante neue Live-Termine für den Sommer. So werden Haudegen wieder bei "Jamel Rockt den Förster Festival" gegen Rechts auftreten (03.08.) und beim Greenville Festival in Paaren/ Glien (29.07.). Alle Termine gibt es hier.

www.haudegen.com


LYKKE LI: Remix und Coverversion schreiben Erfolgsgeschichte
Offiziell kam die Single "I Follow Rivers" von Lykke Li bereits 2011 heraus. Nun, ein Jahr später, treibt "I Follow Rivers" eine Reihe interessanter Blüten:

Vor einigen Wochen tauchte ein Remix von "I Follow Rivers" von The Magician auf. Der DJ aus dem Umfeld des hippen Pariser Labels Kitsuné verpasste dem Track einen neuen Anstrich – und siehe da, der Song kletterte in diversen Ländern auf Top-Chartpositionen. So auch bei uns, wo "I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)" derzeit auf #1 der DCC Charts residiert! Zudem ist der Remix zurzeit das Soundbett für die Übertragungen der Champions League auf Sat.1.
Auch die belgische Rockband Triggerfinger war von dem Song von Lykke Li fasziniert – und coverte ihn kurzerhand. Die Folge: Der Song ist derzeit #1 in den norwegischen Single-Charts. Hier gibt es einen Mitschnitt von einer Radio-Performance von Triggerfinger im niederländischen Radio.
Am schönsten ist natürlich nach wie vor das Original von "I Follow Rivers" – enthalten auf dem hoch gelobten Album "Wounded Rhymes" (2011) der schönen Schwedin.

www.lykkeli.com


JASON DERULO: Single "Breathing" #1 der Airplay-Charts
Die (diamantenbesetzte) Halskrause trägt Jason Derulo nach seinem Proben-Unfall im Januar noch immer. Ansonsten richtet sich der Blick des R&B-Stars zuversichtlich nach vorn. Im Mai feiert Derulo in den USA sein TV-Comeback:

Jason Derulo wird im Rahmen der Kampagne "Perfect Harmony" von Coca Cola gemeinsam mit Fans einen neuen Song schreiben, der am 22. Mai beim Finale der Casting-Show "American Idol" von ihm performt wird.
Währenddessen ist Jason Derulos aktuelle Single "Breathing" auch bei uns auf Erfolgskurs und steht auf #1 der Airplay-Charts.
Das offizielle Musikvideo zum Song gibt es hier zu sehen. Wir freuen uns darauf, Jason Derulo schon bald wieder so akrobatisch tanzen zu sehen!

www.jasonderulo.com


NEULAND TOURNEEN: Kristofer Åström und Christian Steiffen
Der eine ist ein schwedischer Sänger mit unüberhörbarem Hang zur Melancholie, der andere ein selbst ernannter deutscher Schlagergott. Sehr interessant sind Kristofer Åström und Christian Steiffen auf ihre jeweils eigene Weise – und beide kommen auf Tour. Nicht gemeinsam, versteht sich:

Nach einer erfolgreichen Tour im März lässt Kristofer Åström nicht lange auf sich warten, und besucht uns im September erneut. Ab dem 14.09. ist Åström, der in einem Waldgebiet nahe Stockholm wohnt, bei uns unterwegs. Der Sänger beehrt Neumünster, Münster, Magdeburg, Krefeld, Mainz, Stuttgart, Regensburg und Cottbus. Die genauen Termine findet man hier.
Christian Steiffen gab sein erstes Konzert im Dezember 2008. Seitdem ist der Siegeszug des Poeten und Entertainers nicht mehr aufzuhalten. Ab dem 04.05. ist Steiffen in Hannover, Flensburg, Leer und Bremen auf Tour und bringt seine Hymnen wie "Ich hab die ganze Nacht von mir geträumt", "Sexualverkehr" und "Eine Flasche Bier" live auf die Bühne. Die genauen Termine gibt es hier.
Alle aktuellen und kommenden Konzerte finden sich stets hier auf der Website von Neuland Concerts.

www.neuland-concerts.com
Singles:

13.04.2012:    BLITZKIDS mvt. “Cold” (digital Bundle)
13.04.2012:    Santigold “Disparate Youth” (digital Bundle)
13.04.2012:    Jack Back "Wild Ones Two"
13.04.2012:    Cobra Startship "You Make Me Feel..."
13.04.2012:    Pantera "Piss" (digital One-Track)
16.04.2012:    Linkin Park "Burn It Down" (digital)
20.04.2012:    Brooke Fraser “Coachella” (digital Bundle)
27.04.2012:    B.o.B “So Good”
27.04.2012:    SCHMIDT “In The Photo Booth” (digital Bundle)
27.04.2012:    Simple Plan "Summer Paradise"
04.05.2012:    fun. “We Are Young”
04.05.2012:    The Black Keys “Gold On The Ceiling” (digital Bundle)
04.05.2012:    Electric Guest “American Daydream” (digital Bundle)
04.05.2012:    Christina Perri “Arms” (digital Bundle)
04.05.2012:    Marina and the Diamonds „Primadonna”
04.05.2012:    Laura Pausini "Bastava" (digital Bundle)
11.05.2012:    Debbie Clarke "Lay Down" (digital Bundle)
18.05.2012:    The Baseballs "Umbrella (live)"


Alben:

13.04.2012:    Compilation “Black Magic #4”
13.04.2012:    Jason Mraz “Love Is A Four Letter Word”
20.04.2012:    Compilation “LAUT! Best Of Alternative Rock” (digital)
20.04.2012:    Billy Bragg & Wilco "Mermaid Avenue - The Complete Sessions"
20.04.2012:    Ella Endlich "Ein Großstadtmärchen" DVD
27.04.2012:    Django Django „Django Django“
04.05.2012:    Santigold “Master Of My Make Believe”
04.05.2012:    Compilation "Erotique de Luxe - The finest in erotic lounge"
11.05.2012:    B.o.B “Strange Clouds”
11.05.2012:    Marina and the Diamonds „Electra Heart“
11.05.2012:    Pantera "Vulgar Display Of Power (20th Anniversary Edition)"
11.05.2012:    Plan B "Ill Manors"
18.05.2012:    SCHMIDT “Femme Schmidt”
18.05.2012:    Electric Guest ”Mondo”
18.05.2012:    Fun. “Some Nights”
18.05.2012:    Debbie Clarke “Manhattenhenge”
18.05.2012:    Compilation “EM Rockparty 2012”
25.05.2012:    The Baseballs "Strings 'n' Stripes Live"
25.05.2012:    Rumer "Boys Don't Cry"
25.05.2012:    Regina Spektor "What We Saw From The Cheap Seats"
01.06.2012:    Neil Young & Crazy Horse "Americana"
07.06.2012:    Compilation "Clubfete 2012.02 Summer"
15.06.2012:    Compilation "Best Of 70s Pop Art" (digital)
06.07.2012:    Lianne La Havas "Is Your Love Big Enough"

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