Music & Entertainment News – Friday 1/12/18

Music & Entertainment News – Friday 1/12/18

Sting cut several Caribbean-flavored tracks with Jamaican artist Shaggy late last year and will issue “Don’t Make Me Wait” as a single on February 2nd. The two debuted the song live at the Shaggy and Friends charity concert in Kingston on Saturday and shot a video for it on Sunday. You can find an audio snippet from it on YouTube.

Sting - Photo Credit: PRN /

Sting – Photo Credit: PRN /

The HBO documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher debuts on April 14th. The three-hour film takes viewers on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions.

elvis the searcher

Longtime J Geils Band front-man Peter Wolf will return to his native New York for March 30th and 31st shows at City Winery.

John Mellencamp’s 22-year old son Speck has been sentenced to six months in prison and 25 hours of community service after pleading guilty to public intoxication in Indiana.

While Ann and Nancy have Heart on ice due to a family dispute, two former members — bassist Steve Fossen and drummer Mike Derosier — along with two women and Jimi Hendrix tribute artist Randy Hansen are touring as Heart by Heart. Fossen says, “We don’t consider ourselves a ‘tribute band’ but rather the second generation of Heart.”

Queen guitarist Brian May collaborated with electronic artist Jayce Lewis on the song “We Are One.” It’s on Lewis’s new album, Millions: Part 1.

Public sale of tickets to two newly added Oregon Santana shows — at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene on March 2nd and Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland on March 3rd — starts at 10 a.m. PT this (Friday) morning.

Donny Osmond has overhauled his website, And his recent Birmingham, England show will be released as an album titled One Night Only! on May 13th.


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