Music & Entertainment News – Monday 2/19/18

Music & Entertainment News – Monday 2/19/18

Lionel Richie takes his role as a spokesman for TD Ameritrade seriously. He tells CNBC, “I am now asking more questions than ever. It’s a new pastime truthfully.”

Lionel Ritchie -  Photo Credit: Ken McCoy / PRPhotos.com

Lionel Ritchie – Photo Credit: Ken McCoy / PRPhotos.com

Rapper Travis Scott has been hinting on Instagram that Stevie Wonder will be a guest on his upcoming album. The guys have been linked before — Travis performed at a birthday party last year for Stevie’s teenage son.

 Travis Scott - iHeartRadio Music Festival Las Vegas 2017 i- Photo Credit: PRN / PRPhotos.com

Travis Scott – iHeartRadio Music Festival Las Vegas 2017 i- Photo Credit: PRN / PRPhotos.com

Stevie Wonder -  Photo Credit: Glenn Harris / Photorazzi

Stevie Wonder – Photo Credit: Glenn Harris / Photorazzi

Paul Simon has added a third Hollywood Bowl date to his Homeward Bound Farewell Tour: May 28th.

Paul Simon - Glastonbury Festival - Phot Credit: PRPhotos.com

Paul Simon – Glastonbury Festival – Phot Credit: PRPhotos.com

Iain Matthews, whose band once hit the Top 25 with a soft-rock cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock,” has assembled a new version of Matthews Southern Comfort. A new album, Like a Radio, will be out March 9th.

Billy Joel has now sold more than a million tickets to his monthly residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden. He just announced his 56th date — September 30th. Tickets go on sale Thursday.

Billy Joel - Photo Credit: A. Gilbert / PR Photos

Billy Joel – Photo Credit: A. Gilbert / PR Photos

Klaasje van der Wal, the bassist on Shocking Blue’s worldwide hit “Venus,” died last Monday, 12 days after his 69th birthday.

Billy Ocean will return to the U.S. for a trio of late winter shows. The “Caribbean Queen” hit-maker will perform at Bethesda Blues and Jazz in suburban Washington, DC on February 28th and March 1st and at Miami’s Magic City Casino on March 3rd.

Freddy Fender’s daughter Tammy has published Wasted Days and Wasted Nights: A Meteoric Rise to Stardom. It tracks the Mexican-American country artist’s career, which included the mid-’70s hits “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” and “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.”

The National Guitar Museum has named Bonnie Raitt the winner of its annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

Connie Francis will conduct what’s being billed as “a live signing” of her recently published memoir, Among My Souvenirs, on February 21st on Facebook.

Like father, like son: A.J. Croce’s version of “I Got a Name” is featured in the Goodyear ad debuting on Sunday’s Daytona 500 telecast. The song was a Top 10 hit for his father Jim in 1973.

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