September 2019

David Crosby open to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young reunion

David Crosby is open to a reunion with his former supergroup bandmates Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young.
The 77-year-old singer/songwriter former Crosby, Stills, Nash in 1969 with Canadian musician Young joining later and they released eight albums up until 1999.
Crosby would be open to performing with his former bandmates again and he loves them and thinks the music they made together was “great”.
In an interview on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’, he said: “Never say never, man. I have no bad stuff in my heart about any of those guys, man, I made too much great music with them. I love them.”
Crosby – who was the guitarist and singer with The Byrds before forming the folk rock supergroup – did acknowledge that he and his former bandmates were “awful to each other” after Fallon pointed out that they don’t speak to one another.
Crosby said: “We bashed heads with each other so many times, I mean we were so awful to each other so many times. All of us were. And I think we all know that.”
The ‘Ohio’ singer revealed that he is regularly contacted on Twitter by fans asking him and the other band members to “get your act together” and reform in order to “be a voice for the people that love you”.
Crosby conceded that in the current political climate it would “be a great time for us to be out singing like that”, then suggesting he would take part in a “get out for the vote tour” ahead of the next American Presidential elections.

Morrissey greatest hits album to receive first vinyl release

Morrissey’s 2001 greatest hits collection is being released on vinyl for the first ever time.
‘The Best of Morrissey’ is a compilation of the singer’s solo songs released between 1988 and 1998 and was originally released on CD in North America only.
Now, Parlophone is revisiting that classic compilation this year and it will come out as a double-LP in vinyl format on August 30. will also release a “clear” vinyl version, limited to 1000 copies on the same day.
Morrissey launched his solo career with his 1988 album ‘Viva Hate’ following the shock break-up of his band The Smiths in 1987.
In the next decade the ‘This Charming Man’ hitmaker released six albums and achieved five top ten UK singles, including ‘Suedehead’, ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ and ‘The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get’.
‘The Best of Morrissey’ is comprised of 21 tracks including ‘We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful’ and ‘Glamorous Glue’ from his Grammy nominated 1992 LP ‘Your Arsenal’ and ‘The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get’ and ‘Hold On To Your Friends’ from his 1994 album ‘Vauxhall And I’. It also includes non-album singles ‘Interesting Drug’ and ‘The Last of the Famous International Playboys’, which were collected on compilation album ‘Bona Drag’.
Rarities include the non-album single ‘Sunny’, and the B-sides ‘Sister I’m a Poet’ and ‘Lost’.
All the other studio albums the singer released between 1988 and 1997 are represented with ‘Sing For Your Life’ from 1991’s ‘Kill Uncle’, ‘Do Your Best And Don’t Worry’ from 1995 record ‘Southpaw Grammar’ and ‘Alma Matters’ from 1997’s Maladjusted (1997).
Morrissey’s latest album is ‘California Son’ which is a collection of covers of some of his favourite songs and features contributions from a host of musicians including Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and singer/songwriter LP.
The tracklisting includes The Fifth Dimension’s ‘Wedding Bell Blues’, Bob Dylan’s ‘Only a Pawn In Their Game’ and Roy Orbison’s ‘It’s Over’.

‘The Best of Morrissey two LP tracklisting:

Side A
‘The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get’
‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’
‘Glamorous Glue’
‘Do Your Best And Don’t Worry’

Side B:
‘November Spawned A Monster’
‘The Last Of The Famous International Playboys’
‘Sing Your Life’
‘Hairdresser On Fire’
‘Interesting Drug’

Side C:
‘We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful’
‘Certain People I Know’
‘Now My Heart Is Full’
‘I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday’

Side D:
‘Alma Matters’
‘Hold On To Your Friends’
‘Sister I’m A Poet’

Iggy Pop nearly quit music

Iggy Pop nearly quit music after being left “drained” by touring.
The 72-year-old rocker admits he “wanted to be free” after hitting the road to promote his 17th album ‘Post Pop Depression’, but he later decided to continue in the music industry.
He said: “I felt drained. I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back and walk away. I wanted to be free.
“I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing.”
Iggy is now set to drop his 18th studio album, ‘Free’, and admits the record “kind of just happened”.
He is quoted by The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column as saying: “It’s all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free.
“So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”
Last year, Iggy teamed up with ‘Born Slippy’ hitmakers Underworld for four-track EP ‘Teatime Dub Encounters’, and admitted he wanted to perform “behind a screen” because he is tired of people looking at him.
He said: “Some time, some day, I would like to sit in the dark behind a screen and do the live vocals while they play. I would love to do that.
“But I’m just tired. I’m tired of people looking at me all the time. What I enjoy most in my life are my secret hours.
“So probably if I ever did this live with these guys, it’ll be when they’re somewhere where they’ve got room for an extra hand for bridge or whatever and I can go behind.
“Maybe I could have one guy, like, with a cell phone in my face and nobody could see me.”

Janet Jackson reissuing classic albums on vinyl

Janet Jackson is reissuing a number of her classic albums on vinyl.
The 53-year-old singer reissued her 1986 album ‘Control’ last month, and following the success of the new release, she has decided to unveil plans to reissue a further five more of her classic solo albums.
Janet will reissue 1897’s ‘Control: The Remixes’, 1989’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’, 1993’s ‘janet.’, 1997’s ‘Velvet Rope’, and 2001’s ‘All For You’ on vinyl, and all five of the new releases will hit shelves on the same day, on July 26.
The date coincides with the start of the second run of the ‘Rhythm Nation’ hitmaker’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Las Vegas residency, which will start on July 24 and run until July 31.
Janet already wowed crowds at the the Park Theater at Park MGM resort with her first run of shows, which she performed from May 17 to May 26.
The production sees Janet peel back the layers of her immensely private life, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global Icon.
The centrepiece of the thought-provoking show is Janet herself, captivating audiences through their senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan-favourite deep cuts.
Fans will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood and activism, amidst the challenges faced along her personal journey.
She also encourages attendees to find their own light within themselves through her ‘Metamorphosis’.
Meanwhile, Janet recently said she is “inspired” by her two-year-old son Eissa, whom she has with her ex-husband Wissam Al Mana.
She said: “I’m in a great space. I have a beautiful son.
“My friends call me Superwoman. God knows I’m not. But I think what they are seeing is the energy and that extra drive I’m getting from the inspiration of Eissa.”

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