Prince and his ultra sexy new albums
It seems Prince has been busy while on his 4 year hiatus. The “artist formally known as..” will drop a pair of new LPs on September 30th: one a collaborative disc with his group 3rdEyeGirl called Plectrumelectrum and the other a solo album dubbed Art Official Age. Both mark Prince’s first release since 2010. He has already unveiled a couple tracks from both albums, including Art’s Official Age’s “Breakdown” and Plectrumelectrum’s kinky “Breakfast Can Wait” and today the sexual rocker debuted another new track, a slow jam known as “U Know” on his SoundCloud page.
Arcade Fire hits the road with Triumphant Wolf Parade
Arcade Fire wrapped up the final North American leg of their Reflektor tour. In order to bring a sense of closure to their nearly yearlong trek and to choose the next band to rock around the globe with, they performed Wolf Parade’s “I’ll believe in Anything”. Both bands came up together in the Montreal music scene nearly a decade ago.
Survivor lead singer Jim Jamison has passed away
Jim Jamison died after suffering a heart attack at the young age of 62. Jimi didn’t join Survivor until 1984, AFTER their hit “Eye of the Tiger”. Original vocalist David Bickler was forced to leave the group after developing polyps on his vocal chords. Jimi was the singer on Survivor’s “Burning Heart“ from “Rocky 4″ . . . “The Moment of Truth” from “The Karate Kid” . . . plus “I Can’t Hold Back” and their Top 10 songs “The Search Is Over”, “High On You”, and “Is This Love”. The remaining band members sent out a tweet stating “Survivor is very shocked & saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughs, love, & prayers go out to his family & friends.”
For those whom may be interested … Courtney Love has writers block.
Like many authors, Courtney Love is a victim of writer’s block. The Hole singer has been penning a memoir with Rolling Stone writer Anthony Bozza. The Girl With the Most Cake was supposed to hit bookshelves in December of 2013 before being pushed back to early-2014. We are now in September and still no sign of Love’s memoir. “It’s a disaster. A nightmare,” Love told Paper.
New CD releases for Tuesday September 02, 2014
“V”, Maroon 5 featuring songs such as ‘Maps’ and ‘Animals’
“Nick & Knight”, the self-titled debut from Nick & Knight … a collaboration between former boy band members Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys and Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block. Featuring their song, ‘One More Time.’
“Step Back”, blues rock guitarist Johnny Winter. Album guests include Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, Brian Setzer, Dr. John, Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, Leslie West from Mountain, and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.
The Counting Crows released “Somewhere Under Wonderland” with ‘Earthquake’.
Alternative rock band The Vines released their sixth album “Wicked Nature” a double album, with the lead single “Metal Zone.”
Southern Rocker Frank Foster has a new album out, “Rhythm & Whiskey” featuring the single “Cut off Jeans.”
Finally “Rancho California” the debut album of Calico The Band, three chicks from L.A. whose music has been featured on the hit show “Nashville” and their upcoming show “Night Shift”. You might also like their cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” although it will not be on the album.