Eddie Money has decided to go public with the fact that he's been diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer.
He reveals the bad news in an advance clip from his AXS TV series Real Money. He received the diagnosis last fall. The remaining six episodes of season two will deal with the effects that Money's diagnosis has on his wife and their five children.
Money's diagnosis seems dire: Not only is the cancer in his esophagus, but it's also in his liver, his lymph nodes and, to a lesser extent, in his stomach. But he explains that he had no intention of trying to keep the news a secret, despite the fact that the diagnosis, he says, "hit me hard."
"I don't want to keep the fact that I had cancer from everybody," says Money. "It's not honest. I want to be honest with everybody. I want people to know that cancer's come a long way and not everybody dies from cancer like they did in the '50s and the '60s."
"Am I gonna live a long time? Who knows? It's in God's hands," he continues. "But you know what, I'll take every day I can get. Every day above ground is a good day.
The "Two Tickets to Paradise" rocker is also recuperating from health issues following his heart valve procedure in June.
The full episode of Real Money in which Money discusses his diagnosis will air on AXS TV Thursday, September 12 at 9:30 p.m ET.
Leah SteigerSammy Hagar and his latest band, The Circle -- which includes ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Jason Bonham -- recently released a new album called Space Between. He tells Forbes the album is "a concept record about money, greed, enlightenment and truth" -- and when it comes to the money part, Sammy is certainly speaking from experience.
Hagar tells Forbes that because he's so rich, he's completely free, creatively, and that's the way he likes it.
"For the people that have made it and are in a position like myself and my band mates in the Circle...We're so lucky to have been from that era where we sold tens of millions of records and made gazillions of dollars and get yourself in a position where now it's just art for me," he says.
" I love being able to do whatever I want whenever I want. I gotta tell you, I'm spoiled rotten," he admits. "Man, I don't know what I would do if I had to what I do for a living and they said, 'You gotta go out and do 130 shows this year cause you're gonna go broke, you're gonna lose your band.' I'm lucky and my band mates are lucky."
Case in point: Hagar says he actually financed an entire film based on the album called Space Between: The Affirmation -- even though he doesn't plan to make any money from it.
"It was expensive and I paid for everything. This is a concept record and I wanted to make sure people understand what I'm really trying to say and I wanted to drive it home visually," he explains.
But he admits, "There's no market for it. I don't know what to do with it."
You can watch the band's new video, "No Worries," now on YouTube.
Megaforce RecordsKeyboardist Gregg Rolie, founding member and original lead singer of both Santana and Journey, has finally gotten around to making a new solo album. It only took him 18 years.
The project, Sonic Ranch, is now available at Amazon and iTunes, and as you might imagine, it features plenty of guest appearances, including his former Santana band mate Michael Shrieve on drums, Journey's Neal Schon and Toto's Steve Lukather on guitar. Rolie's son Sean also plays guitar on the album, and he produced most of it as well.
As for why the album took so long, Rolie explains that being a member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band, and participating in the Santana reunion album cut into his schedule.
"I’ve been writing songs over the years, and we recorded half of them by 2013," he says. "Then I got busy touring with Ringo, and I took part in the Santana reunion, Santana IV. Everything took time. Finally, when Santana IV was done, I could get back to finishing the record.”
Ringo's influence can be found on the album's first single, "What About Love."
"The song is inspired by Ringo Starr and his message of peace and love,” Rolie explains. “I had started writing it, and I would play around with it at soundchecks with Ringo. It sounded really good, so I took it home, found the bass line, and Sean produced and engineered it."
Sonic Ranch also includes a gospel reworking of Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel," as well as a remake of the 1976 Journey song "Look Into the Future.
Mercury/UMeGregg Allman's debut solo album Laid Back is being reissued in a deluxe edition next Friday, and a rare live track included in the package is available for streaming now.
The track is a solo acoustic version of the Allman Brothers Band's "Melissa," which Allman performed in 1974 during an encore of his solo show at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. Gregg dedicated the song to his late bandmates, brother Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, and mentioned that it was Duane's favorrite song.
If you pre-order the album now, you'll get "Melissa" as an instant free download.
Laid Back is the first archival release since Allman's death in 2017. It'll be available in a number of different formats, including a two-CD set, 180-gram black vinyl and limited-edition purple-and-white marble vinyl.
Released in October '73, Laid Back also includes a solo version of The Allman Brothers' "Midnight Rider," a cover of Jackson Browne's "These Days" and a rendition of the traditional tune "Will the Circle Be Unbroken."
Also on Friday, Gregg Allman's live album The Gregg Allman Tour is being re-released for the first time since 1987, in both regular and limited-edition colored vinyl. It was recorded in 1974 over three nights at New York's famed Carnegie Hall and the Capitol Theatre show.
During that tour, Gregg was backed by a 24-piece orchestra and a band called Cowboy, whose members included founding Allman Brothers drummer Jaimoe and then-Allmans keyboardist Chuck Leavell.
Tristar Media/Getty ImagesSay what you will about notorious womanizer Rod Stewart, but he's managed to maintain good relationships with all his formers wives and baby mamas. The proof is in a photo posted on Instagram by Rod's former girlfriend, Kelly Emberg.
In the photo, Rod, who's 74, poses with Kelly, the mother of Rod's daughter Ruby; Rod's first wife Alana Stewart, mother of Rod's kids Kimberly and Sean; Rod's second wife Rachel Hunter, mother of Rod's kids Liam and Renée; and Penny Lancaster, Rod's current wife and mother of his sons Aiden and Alastair.
The occasion was the celebration of Kimberly's 40th birthday. Emberg captioned the picture, "#happybirthday @thekimberlystewart ! Can’t believe you are 40! You looked radiant last night! A mother’s reunion!"
Kimberly is the mother of Rod's first grandchild, daughter Delilah, who was born in 2011. Delilah's father is Benicio Del Toro, who Kimberly was dating at the time.
Rod's eighth and oldest child, Sarah Streeter, was given up for adoption at birth, but now the two have a relationship.
Also this week, Rod and Penny met up with Alana and son Sean, who was celebrating his September 1 birthday early, and posed for pictures.
Rod will resume his Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on September 18.
If you're a musician or an artist, Neil Young wants you -- to join him in writing a song supporting immigrant children, by using the children's own words to tell their story.
A lengthy post on Young's website features the lyrics of his song "I Am a Child," followed by the first-hand accounts of immigrant children in federal custody, describing their poor treatment.
"There is tremendous pain in these children’s stories," reads the post. "And we are reaching out to you as musicians and artists who will embrace their stories with humility, openness, and respect, and find a way within the music community with the talents, gifts, and calling to share their words with the universe, in the hope that the truth will ensure that these practices end, so that these children will suffer no more."
"Please answer this call to amplify their voices and elevate the truth," the post continues.
The post calls for "a unique song to amplify the voices of the children that utilizes their accounts from their detention," explaining, "We believe that music is universal and the best manner in which these accounts can be shared and heard throughout the world."
"We also believe that the songs will keep the accounts and atrocities being perpetrated against these children in the minds of the public and will be a call to take action," continues the post, which calls the treatment of children and their families "illegal."
The call to action comes from Project Amplify, a non-profit campaign supported by the Lawyer Moms Foundation.
Sony LegacyAll aboard...a 24-disc collection featuring Ozzy Osbourne's solo catalog.
The expansive box set, featuring a total of 173 songs, is titled See You on the Other Side, and will be released November 29. The package marks the first definitive collection of the Metal Madman's solo career on vinyl.
Inside See You on the Other Side, you'll find vinyl versions of every Ozzy solo studio album, from 1980's Blizzard of Ozz to 2010's Scream -- as well as the Mr. Crowley and Just Say Ozzy EPs, plus the Live & Loud and Live at Budokan live records.
Also included is Flippin' the B Side, which is a collection on non-LP tracks, and a seven-inch flexi disc featuring an unreleased version of the song "See You on the Other Side."
If that doesn't get you hyped enough, you can watch a hilarious video promoting the box set starring Ozzy's guitarist and Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde.
See You on the Other Side will set you back $499.99. You can pre-order it now via Ozzy.com.
Courtesy of the Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones got a surprise Thursday night before their concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA...from none other than Iron Man.
Marvel movie star Robert Downey Jr. announced prior to the band taking the stage that Mick Jagger and company had earned an unusual honor: A rock on Mars has been named after them.
Pasadena is down the road from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, which is leading the mission to put its InSight lander on the surface of Mars. When InSight touched down on Mars on November 26, 2018, it dislodged a rock a little larger than a golf ball, which then rolled about three feet.
Apparently, that's the farthest NASA has seen a rock roll as a result of a spacecraft landing on another planet. Yes, they keep track of these things.
In honor of this moment, the rock has been informally dubbed Rolling Stones Rock. Jet Propulsion Lab geologist Matt Golombek said in a statement, "I've seen a lot of Mars rocks over my career. This one probably won't be in a lot of scientific papers, but it's definitely one of the coolest."
Prior to making the announcement, Downey noted, " "Cross-pollinating science and a legendary rock band is always a good thing."
Of course, the Stones were delighted by the honor, saying in a statement, "What a wonderful way to celebrate the Stones No Filter tour arriving in Pasadena. This is definitely a milestone in our long and eventful history. A huge thank you to everyone at NASA for making it happen."
Lori Glaze, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division, added, "When we found out the Stones would be in Pasadena, honoring them seemed like a fun way to reach fans all over the world."
Moody Blues singer/bassist John Lodge's first solo compilation, B Yond: The Very Best Of, gets released today on CD and digitally.
With The Moody Blues apparently on indefinite hiatus, Lodge has been focusing on his solo career lately, and he tells ABC Radio that he put together the new album partly to introduce people to his work outside of his famous group.
"I said [to my label]…'People know me because of The Moody Blues…But what I'm actually doing right now is John Lodge as John Lodge,'" he recalls. "And I thought, 'What is the best…platform to try and bring an audience up to date really quickly with who I am?'"
B Yond includes selections from Lodge's 2015 solo album, 10,000 Light Years Ago, and his 2017 concert album, Live from Birmingham, plus new remixes of two songs from his 1977 solo debut, Natural Avenue.
Regarding the remixed Natural Avenue tunes, John says, "I didn't want to take away at all from anything that I'd created, or the other musicians had created with me. I wanted it to be exactly the same, but I wanted it to feel as though it was produced in 2019."
Perhaps most interestingly, B Yond includes newly recorded versions of three songs from John's past -- the 1980 solo rarity "Street Café," and two late-1960s Moody Blues tunes, "(Evening) Time to Get Away" and "Legend of a Mind."
John says he recorded "Legend of a Mind" in tribute to late Moody Blues flutist/singer Ray Thomas, who wrote and originally sang the tune.
"I wanted to keep Ray's music alive and keep The Moody Blues' music alive within me," Lodge notes.
Meanwhile, Lodge tells ABC Radio that the future of The Moody Blues is uncertain.
"I will always tour with The Moodies," he says. "But getting the other guys to tour, it doesn't seem to be on the horizon."
Here's the B Yond track list:
"I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)" (Live) "Summer Breeze, Summer Song" (2019 remix) "In My Mind" "Street Café" (2019 version) "(Evening) Time to Get Away" (2019 version) "Saved by the Music" (Live) "Legend of a Mind" (2019 version) "Say You Love Me" (2019 remix) "Get Me Out of Here" "Gemini Dream" (Live) "Isn't Life Strange" (Live) "Ride My See-Saw" (Live)
Frank Micelotta/ImageDirectLate Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley would've turned 52 Thursday, and to mark the occasion, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has declared August 22, 2019 Layne Staley Day in the city.
According to a proclamation signed by the mayor, Layne Staley Day is meant to celebrate the musician's "artistry and the promotion of the arts in Seattle as we work toward a more vibrant, healthy and safe city."
The proclamation also recognizes Staley's "legendary" voice, as well as Layne's parents Phil and Nancy, who started the Layne Staley Memorial Fund in honor of their son after his death by overdose in 2002. The fund raises money, awareness and education to treat heroin addiction.
Staley sang on Alice in Chains' first three albums -- 1990's Facelift, 1992's Dirt and 1995's Alice in Chains -- and established the band's iconic harmonized vocal style alongside Jerry Cantrell.
Following Staley's death, vocalist William DuVall joined the band, and AiC has released three more albums, the most recent of which being 2018's Rainier Fog.
Bruce Glikas/WireImageMeat Loaf has been absent from the stage for the past couple of years, but he made a return this week in a big way, joining the cast of Bat Out of Hell -- The Musical on Broadway to perform "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)."
Footage of the moment is now posted on YouTube. Joining the cast during the curtain call, Meat Loaf says, "OK, you guys have been wanting to do this long ago, so we’re going to do it now! Give me a little, ‘You took the words right out of my mouth!” The cast members took turns singing lines from the song, with Meat joining in here and there.
It was the first time Meat had appeared onstage since he joined the cast of the Toronto production of the musical in 2017. As Rolling Stone notes, the singer's had numerous health problems in recent years; in 2016, he collapsed onstage while performing in Canada.
Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical opened on August 8, 2019, and will run through September 8. It incorporates the songs Jim Steinman wrote for all three Bat Out of Hell albums, as well as two previously unreleased songs: “What Part of My Body Hurts the Most” and “Not Allowed to Love.”
Roger Waters has released a clip from his upcoming concert film Us Them, featuring him performing a song from Pink Floyd's classic 1977 album Animals.
In the clip, previewed on the Prog website, Waters performs "Pigs (Three Different Ones)." As he sings the words, "Big man, pig man/Ha, ha, charade you are," a video screen behind him shows a picture of Donald Trump, with the word "CHARADE" across his face.
As previously reported, Us Them will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, which runs from August 28 through September 7. It'll then be screened in theaters worldwide on October 2 and October 6.
The film was shot during Waters' four-night stand at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome last June, during his 2017-2018 Us Them tour. It was co-directed by Waters and Sean Evans.
In a statement, Waters said of the film, "US THEM is not standard rock and roll fare: Some in the audience may 'yee haaaa!!!' Which is ok, but many will weep. That is what I hope for."
"US THEM is a call to action," he added, noting, "Homo Sapiens stand at a crossroads."
"We can either pool our love, develop our capacity to empathize with others and act collectively for the good of our planet, or we can remain Comfortably Numb, and continue, like blind lemmings, on our current omnicidal death march towards extinction," he continued. "US THEM is a vote for love and life."
Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesThe Who will launch the next leg of their Moving On tour September 1 at New York's Madison Square Garden -- and Roger Daltrey says fans can expect to hear some new music this time around.
Speaking to Metro, Daltrey says that The Who will "do a couple" of new songs from their forthcoming album as part of their set -- because the fact that they're touring with an orchestra makes it harder to do more than that.
"The one limitation with working with an orchestra is that it’s much more difficult to change the set list," explains Daltrey. "You have to change the whole music of the whole orchestra. You can’t juggle it up, it doesn’t work like that. They play to the dots."
As for the album itself, Daltrey says when he first heard the new material, he thought it sounded like "a fantastic Pete Townshend solo album," but after he put his own stamp on the songs, it's now, as he puts it, "an incredible Who album."
Townshend agrees, telling Metro, "At first Roger didn’t really feel comfortable with what I delivered. But he did work very hard to inhabit the songs, and his approaches in each case are surprising and unique. Not always what I expected. He has done really good work. There are some amazing vocal moments."
So far, there's no title or release date for the new album, but unlike many past Who albums, Pete clarifies, this time around, "There is no narrative."
"Some listeners to the new songs have said that they can sense an underlying story," he says. "That was never my intention."
The next leg of the Moving On tour is scheduled to wrap up October 23 in Edmonton, AB.
Craig Sugden/CBSCarpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney, Live from Liverpool -- the TV special featuring James Corden and Paul McCartneydriving around the ex-Beatle's hometown and performing in a pub -- is up for five Emmys this year, and Corden himself is up for seven, five of which are related to that special. Corden tells Variety that for him, the biggest reward is how much McCartney personally liked the show.
"Every few weeks I’ll get a text from a friend saying, ‘Dude, I was just at Paul McCartney’s show, and he mentioned you,’" Corden tells Variety.
"It’s lovely that he would talk about it in such a way," he adds. "Paul had not had a #1 album in America [since 1982], and he very kindly and publicly credits that segment as being an instrumental thing in that happening. But I also know that he feels very proud of it because it took a lot for him to open up in such a manner.”
But Corden reveals that Paul only wanted to open up so far.
"On the day of shooting...he said, ‘Listen, I know we’ve talked about this, but I don’t want to go back into my [old] house,'" Corden recalls.
"He said, ‘I just feel weird about it. I haven’t been in there in 50 years...all I ever do when I bring people to Liverpool is I drive up outside and I show them that house, and I show them where John lived.'"
And I said, ‘Look, Paul...If you don’t want to go in, we’re not going to do anything you don’t want to do...Nothing else matters other than you and me enjoying this."
But when they got there, Corden recalls, "[Paul] goes, 'Yeah, let's do it.' And it was glorious.'"
The Valory Music Co. Sheryl Crow's upcoming album Threads features her collaborating with many of her musical heroes and friends, including Bonnie Raitt, The Eagles' Joe Walsh, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, James Taylor and Eric Clapton. Clapton plays guitar on Crow's cover of the George Harrison song "Beware of Darkness" -- but surprisingly, she says he was insecure about re-recording his old pal's tune.
“George for me, musically and personally, is a giant hero. All Things Must Pass is maybe my favorite record of all time," Crow tells the publication The Contributor. "So, I felt like this song, for these times, it’s a good moment and is important. I wanted my children to hear it; I wanted them to know it."
She adds, "I called Eric and asked him. He told me he was feeling a little nervous about it. And I think what he did on the song was just...I felt like he was tapping into George, or into his love for George, or his relationship with George, because what he played, it is just out of this world. It’s some of the best playing I’ve ever heard him do.”
In addition to Clapton's contribution, the song features vocals from Sting and Grammy-winning Americana artist Brandi Carlile.
Threads, which Crow says will be her final album, though not her final recording, arrives August 30. Other artists who contributed to the album include Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris and the late Johnny Cash.
ABC/Randy HolmesAn exhibit featuring new portraits of musicians -- including Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Ringo Starr and Iggy Pop -- is opening at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Titled Face the Music, the display features photographs of musicians taken as they're listening to their favorite songs. For example, Ulrich was photographed while listening to Rage Against the Machine, while Pop's picture was taken as he was rocking out to the iconic guitar instrumental "Rumble" by the late Link Wray.
"It was an incredibly fulfilling once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, personally and professionally, to capture some of the world's most iconic musicians while they listened to their favorite songs," says Face the Music photographer Richard Ehrlich. "It is a dream come true to now showcase these photographs at the Grammy Museum."
Face the Music opens September 12 and will be on view through January 6, 2020. The exhibit also features portraits of artists including Sheryl Crow, Quincy Jones, RZA, Michael Bublé and Esperanza Spalding.
A new video is out for "I'll Stand By You," the previously unreleased Bruce Springsteen song that appears on the soundtrack for the new movie Blinded By the Light.
The video combines the lyrics from the song with clips from the film, which is based on the true story of the impact Springsteen's music had on a Pakistani Muslim teen in 1980s England.
In 2016, Springsteen told BBC2 that the song is one he wrote for his eldest son, noting, "It was a big ballad that was very uncharacteristic of something I’d sing myself."
Knowing that Springsteen wrote the song for his son makes lyrics such as "You wake me in the night to your tears falling down, come let me dry them for you/I wish I could tell a story, chase away all those ghosts you've got inside of you" even more poignant.
Besides "I'll Stand by You, the film's soundtrack features well-known Springsteen tunes like "Dancing in the Dark," "Badlands," "Cover Me," "Prove It All Night," "Hungry Heart," "Because the Night," "Born to Run" and, of course, "Blinded by the Light."
The soundtrack also includes two previously unreleased live performances: a version of "The River" that Bruce and The E Street Band played in New York City in September 1979, and a solo acoustic rendition of "The Promised Land" that The Boss performed in Washington, D.C., in November 2014.
Samir Hussein/Getty ImagesUniversal Music Group is claiming that three of the four artists named in a class action lawsuit against the music giant didn't lose original master recording tapes in that devastating 2008 storage facility fire, according to court documents obtained by Billboard.
A declaration filed late Wednesday by UMG attorney Scott Edelman of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, claims that the masters for recordings by Tom Petty, Tupac Shakur and Americana singer/songwriter Steve Earle did not suffer irreparable damage in the fire, calling into question their standing in a class action lawsuit filed against UMG in June.
The suit's original plaintiffs include the late Tom Petty's ex-wife, Jane Petty, along with Soundgarden, Hole, Earle and Shakur's estate.
Hole was dropped as a plaintiff in the lawsuit on Friday after the ongoing investigation determined none of their masters were lost in the fire. That investigation is still determining whether material by Soundgarden, the only remaining suit plaintiff, was also lost.
The suit alleges that UMG failed to disclose to the affected artists until a little more than a month ago that the 2008 fire had destroyed their master recordings. It also declares UMG received an insurance settlement of $150 million, which they failed to disclose or share with the affected artists, and accuses the music giant of failing to take necessary steps to prevent the fire in the first place.
The plaintiffs are asking for monetary damages of more than $100 million.
The alleged extent of the fire's damage was revealed in multiple articles published in The New York Times Magazine in June. Among the hundreds of artists who reportedly lost their masters: Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, R.E.M., The Eagles, Aerosmith, Chuck Berry, The Police, Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Elton John and Eminem.
Time Life/Rock and Roll Hall of FameCouldn't get tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony? Don't have HBO? Don't worry -- Time Life has you covered with a massive DVD collection of legendary moments from the annual ceremonies starting in 2010 and running through 2017.
Over 11 DVDs and 30 hours, the collection -- called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert -- features eight induction ceremonies, and 160 live performances from artists ranging from Sting, U2, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen, to Heart, Paul Simon, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Metallica, Alice Cooper, ELO and more.
The set is actually three separate collections: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame In Concert (2014-2017),Rock and Roll Hall of Fame In Concert -- Encore (2010-2013) and the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts. Collectible booklets are included, as well as the 26-page Rolling Stone collector's edition that documented the 2009 two-day 25th Anniversary Hall of Fame series of concerts.
In addition to all the live performances you'll be able to watch all the induction speeches -- sometimes emotional, sometimes irreverent, sometimes hilarious, but usually all three. You'll see Metallica's Lars Ulrich inducting Deep Purple, Neil Young inducting Tom Waits and Coldplay's Chris Martin inducting Peter Gabriel, as well as speeches from Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Glenn Frey, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, John Mellencamp and more.
The whole package costs $100, and arrives September 10. Here are some additional highlights:
-Bruce Springsteen joining Billy Joel on-stage for "Born to Run" -Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana joined on stage by Lorde, St. Vincent, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Joan Jett -Ringo Starr being welcomed into the Rock Hall with a little help from Paul McCartney. -Original Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos joining the band onstage for the first time in six years -Red Hot Chili Peppers' all-star jam session of "Higher Ground" with Slash and Ron Wood. -Ozzy Osbourne singing with Metallica on the Black Sabbath classics "Iron Man" and "Paranoid." -Donovan joined by John Mellencamp for "Season of the Witch." -Five of the original members of Chicago performing on stage for the first time in 25 years. -Mick Jagger and Fergie singing "Gimme Shelter," with U2 as the backing band. -Sting joining Jeff Beck for the Curtis Mayfeld classic "People Get Ready." -Paul Simon, David Crosby and Graham Nash joining together for "Here Comes the Sun."
Amped DistributionKing Crimson's current lineup, which is the longest-running in the band's 50-year history, started touring in 2014 and they haven't stopped since. Now, the band is documenting the last five years of their life on the road with a series of five live albums released under the name Audio Diary 2014-2018.
The five-CD set dedicates one CD to each year, from the current lineup's first concert in Albany, NY in September of 2014 through a 2018 show in Tokyo.
The first album is mixed from multi-track tapes by Robert Fripp and Jakko Jakszyk, while the other four albums are from the band's own stereo soundboard recordings. The package comes with a 24-page booklet with previously unseen pictures.
The material covered on the albums ranges from classic songs like "21st Century Schizoid Man," "The Court of the Crimson King" and "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One," to Robert Fripp's solo material and new songs written specifically for the current lineup, such as "Meltdown" and "Radical Action."
King Crimson's current lineup includes Fripp, Jakszyk, Tony Levin, Bill Rieflin, Jeremy Stacey, Gavin Harrison, Mel Collins and Pat Mastelotto.
Here's the track listing for Audio Diary 2014-2018:
CD One (2014) “Hoodoo” “Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, Part One” “A Scarcity Of Miracles” “Level Five” “One More Red Nightmare” “Interlude” “Banshee Legs Bell Hassle” “The Talking Drum” “21st Century Schizoid Man” “The Light Of Day”
CD Two (2015) “Radical Action I/Meltdown” “Interlude” “Sailor’s Tale” “The Letters” “The Court Of The Crimson King” “Starless ” “Easy Money” “Pictures Of A City” “Suitable Grounds For The Blues” “The Construkction Of Light” “Level Five”
CD Three (2016) “Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, Part Two” “Epitaph” “Devil Dogs Of Tessellation Row ” “Red” “Banshee Legs Bell Hassle” “Cirkus” “Radical Action II” “Pictures Of A City” “Peace” “Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, Part One” “Easy Money” “21st Century Schizoid Man”
CD Four (2017) “Cirkus” “Starless” “The Letters” “Heroes” “Interlude” “Last Skirmish” “Indiscipline” “Dawn Song” “Prince Rupert’s Lament” “The Errors” “Fallen Angel” “Neurotica” “Islands”
CD Five (2018) “The Court Of The Crimson King” “Suitable Grounds For The Blues” “Pictures Of A City” “Meltdown” “Bolero” “Radical Action” “One More Red Nightmare” “Moonchild” “Easy Money” “Level Five” “Peace” “Cadence And Cascade” “Breathless”
And here are the band's upcoming tour dates:
9/3 -- Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 9/5 -- Fox Theater, Oakland 9/6 -- Fox Theater, Oakland 9/8 -- Paramount Theater, Denver 9/10 -- Auditorium Theatre Of Roosevelt University, Chicago 9/12 -- Warner Theatre, Washington D.C. 9/14 -- Budweiser Stage, Toronto 9/17 -- St Denis Theatre, Montreal 9/19 -- Boch Center Wang Theater, Boston 9/21 -- Radio City Music Hall, New York City 9/23 -- The Met, Philidelphia 9/25 -- Hard Rock Rocksino, Cleveland 9/27 -- The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville 9/29 -- The Cobb Center, Atlanta