Music & Entertainment News – Tuesday 12/12/17

Music & Entertainment News – Tuesday 12/12/17

Meat Loaf may be one of the most influential artists of his time, but who could guess that his influence would reach the chambers of the U.S. Senate?

Meat Loaf - 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented by ROKK Vodka in Los Angeles -Photo Credit: Keadrick D. Washington / PR Photos

Meat Loaf – 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented by ROKK Vodka in Los Angeles -Photo Credit: Keadrick D. Washington / PR Photos

During a recent Senate Banking Committee hearing, four senators quoted words from several “Meaty” melodies:
Ohio’s Sherrod Brown started things, telling his colleagues: “As Meat Loaf used to sing, ‘Two out of three ain’t bad,’ but this bill doesn’t even meet the Meat Loaf minimum.”

Sherrod Brown
Louisiana’s John Kennedy countered, “Meat Loaf also sang, ‘There ain’t no Coupe DeVille in the bottom of a Cracker Jack box.’ In other words, we live in a real world.”

John Kennedy of Louisiana
North Carolina’s Thom Tillis picked up the theme, adding “In that same song, he also sang ‘Baby we can talk all night, but that ain’t getting us nowhere’, so I’m looking forward to processing the amendments.”

Thom Tillis
Last came Maryland’s Chris Van Hollen and quote from 1993’s Bat Out of Hell II: “Meat Loaf also said ‘Life is a lemon and I want my money back’, so, on behalf of all the consumers who got the short end of the stick from Wells Fargo and Equifax, I want a bill to make sure they get their money back.”

Chris Van Hollen
Referencing these songs that are between 25 and 40 years old made it clear these lawmakers would agree with the opening of “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”: “I remember every little thing. As if it happened only yesterday.” (NME)

Steve Van Zandt is “seriously considering a live album” from this year’s tour with his Disciples of Soul. He says, “A lot of new arrangements compared to the album versions makes it valid for me. [As for a] DVD we’ll have to see.”

Steve Van Zandt - Photo Credit: RothStock / PR Photos

Steve Van Zandt – Photo Credit: RothStock / PR Photos

Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience, a documentary that has screened at festivals and on AXS TV, comes out tomorrow (Tuesday) on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming services. Directed by Kath’s daughter, Michelle Kath Sinclair, it celebrates the life and legacy of the guitarist, who accidentally shot himself to death 40 years ago next month. Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather of Toto and former Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine are expected to attend a theatrical screening of the film Tuesday evening in Beverly Hills.

chicago terry keith experience
Vinyl reissues of two old Ringo Starr albums — 1973’s Ringo and 1974’s Goodnight Vienna — will be out January 19th.

Ringo Album CoverGoodnight Vienna Album Cover
Producer and former Yes member Trevor Horn lost his Bel Air, California home to the wildfires sweeping across the area. He says, “We haven’t been able to get there yet but by all accounts it’s completely burnt down.” The six-bedroom house included a studio. As reported last week, drummer Simon Phillips also lost his home and is currently raising money on GoFundMe.

Trevor Horn - Cornbury Music Festival 2015 - Day 3 - Great Tew Park on The Great Tew Estate - Oxfordshire, UK - East England, The Original Cornbury Music Festival, - Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Trevor Horn – Cornbury Music Festival 2015 – Day 3 – Great Tew Park on The Great Tew Estate – Oxfordshire, UK – East England, The Original Cornbury Music Festival, – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Barry Manilow may be nearing a deal for a new Las Vegas residency. Sunday, he tweeted a photo of Christmas trees in the lobby of the Westgate Casino, a hint that it may become his new musical home.

Barry Manilow - Photo Credit: Janet Mayer / PRPhotos.com

Barry Manilow – Photo Credit: Janet Mayer / PRPhotos.com

The bus Paul McCartney and company rode during the Wings Over Europe tour in 1972 is reportedly back on the road in Britain. Paul himself has tweeted seeking information about it. The double decker is covered with artwork from the creators of the Yellow Submarine movie.

Wings over europe tour bus B and WWings Over Europe Tour Bus 1972
Tina Turner will publish a sequel to her memoir I, Tina in 2018.
Today (Monday), the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer announced a deal with Atria Books for Tina Turner: My Love Story. It will go on sale next year to coincide with her 60th year in the music business. Along with the hits and heartache of her life with and after leaving Ike Turner, Tina says the new book will also detail a “life-threatening illness” she’d never previously discussed.
Turner is also busy with her bio-musical Tina, which opens on March 21st in London with American actress Adrienne Warren in the title role. (Entertainment Weekly)

Tina Turner - Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Tina Turner – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Adrienne Warren -Photo Credit: Lisa Holte / PRPhotos.com

Adrienne Warren -Photo Credit: Lisa Holte / PRPhotos.com

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