MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS – Friday 8/11/17

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS – Friday 8/11/17

 

GET THE “ELVIS WEEK” SCHEDULE OF EVENTS HERE:

https://www.graceland.com/elvisweek/schedule/

Elvis Presley - Photo Credit: Photorazzi

Elvis Presley – Photo Credit: Photorazzi

The Original Blues Brothers Band, featuring Memphis guitar legend Steve Cropper, will release a new album October 6th. The Last Shade of Blue Before Black has guest appearances by Doctor John, Paul Shaffer and Eddie Floyd.

original blues bros. album cover art

Rick Wakeman, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year with Yes, has donated a keyboard to the Hall for its Yes exhibit. He says, “I have chosen the Promega 3, which is a pretty rare instrument that I really liked and used in my rig from 2002 until 2006. I now use the new Promega, but there was something about the 3 that I truly loved in every way, including its unique look and design.”

Rick Wakeman - Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Rick Wakeman – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Joe Walsh and one of his pre-Eagles bands, The Barnstorm, will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame Sunday. The group will reunite to perform at the event. The Hall will also induct Dan Fogelberg and the Caribou Ranch, the recording studio used by Walsh, Chicago, Elton John, Billy Joel and many others. Scheduled performers at the ceremony include Garth Brooks, Amy Grant & Vince Gill, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Richie Furay.

Joe Walsh - Photo Credit: A. Gilbert / PR Photos

Joe Walsh – Photo Credit: A. Gilbert / PR Photos

Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes will release a new single, “Love Power,” produced by Narada Michael Walden, on August 18th. The “Bad Girl of Rock and Roll” will perform on August 26th at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Nedra Talley - Photo Credit: Daniel Locke / PR Photos

Nedra Talley – Photo Credit: Daniel Locke / PR Photos

Ronnie Spector - PR Photos

Ronnie Spector – PR Photos

Estelle Bennett - PR Photos

Estelle Bennett – PR Photos

Congratulations to Jackie DeShannon, who was announced Wednesday as a Class of 2018 inductee into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. While she’s a longtime fixture on the L.A. music scene — thanks to writing “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” “When You Walk Into the Room” and “Bette Davis Eyes” — she was born in the Bluegrass State.

jackie deshannon

Mick Fleetwood and his Blues Band will play at his Maui restaurant celebrate the publication of his new book, Love That Burns – A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac Volume One: 1967-1974. The event at Fleetwood’s on Front Street will take place on August 26th, two weeks after the 50th anniversary of the first-ever Fleetwood Mac gig.

Mick Fleetwood - . Ortega / PR Photos

Mick Fleetwood – . Ortega / PR Photos

Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders will tour New Zealand together in November.

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