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Don Henley to release fist solo album in 15 years, ‘Cass County’ on September 25.

by on Jul.19, 2015, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Don Henley to release fist solo album in 15 years, ‘Cass County’ on September 25.

Don Henley will release 'Cass County,' his fifth studio album, and first solo album in 15 years, on September 25. Named for the northeastern Texas county in which Henley was raised, 'Cass County' will be available as a 12-song standard CD and digital album, as well as a 16-track deluxe version and 180 gram Vinyl LP.

A super deluxe version of the album will also be available in Don Henley’s official online store, including a 50 -page booklet with exclusive photos, collector postcards, deluxe CD album, and deluxe Vinyl (2-Disc 180 Gram). A limited number of bundles will also be offered, including a T-shirt and 12X12 lithograph.

Don Henley will launch a solo tour of North America in October 2015 that will include concerts in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Durham, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Port Chester, NY; San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Toronto, ON and Washington, D.C. Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin will open on all the dates. Each ticket ordered for any of the tour dates will receive a Cass County deluxe CD. Full tour details will be announced shortly.

Pre-order the album now at Fans who preorder Cass County digitally on iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “That Old Flame” and “Take A Picture of This.”.

Don Henley Cass County album cover

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New documenary on The Eagles to make premiere at Sundance Film Festival, followed by TV debut on Showtime next month

by on Jan.18, 2013, under ROCK NEWS

New documenary on The Eagles to make premiere at Sundance Film Festival, followed by TV debut on Showtime next month

The new Eagles documentary, 'History of the Eagles, Part One,' will premiere tomorrow (January 19) at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The premiere screening will happen at the Eccles Theatre at 9:30 p.m, with Eagles band members Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmidt and Joe Walsh expected to attend. Other screenings in different theaters will take place over the course of the festival. Variety has also reported that the movie will get its TV debut next month on the Showtime cable network and that a sequel documentary will be released before the end of 2013.

Director or 'History of the Eagles' Alison Ellwood told Variety the project came together with less difficulty than she expected.

"We thought that production would be more problematic than it was," she said. As an example, she mentioned the participation of the group's former guitarist Don Felder, who brought lawsuits against some of his ex-band mates after he was fired from the Eagles in 2001. "We weren't sure if [he] would agree to be interviewed," noted Ellwood, "but he sat down and offered a great deal of insight."

She said that singer/drummer Don Henley "requested some changes here and there, but [the band] really did give us the reins to tell the story."

Ellwood told Billboard, "Part one is from when the band began til its breakup. It goes back into the roots of Don (Henley) and Glenn (Frey) and what sparked the desire to become the band. Film two picks up with the solo careers and the band reuniting in 1994. There's quite a bit of Joe (Walsh) in 'Part Two.' It's almost the crux of the film."

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Night Ranger ’24 Strings And A Drummer’ unplugged live CD/DVD to be released Oct. 22nd, ‘Sister Christian’ singing competition on ‘Bachelor Pad’


Night Ranger ’24 Strings And A Drummer’ unplugged live CD/DVD to be released Oct. 22nd, ‘Sister Christian’ singing competition on ‘Bachelor Pad’

Night Ranger are set to release a new unplugged CD/DVD of their 30th Anniversary celebratory performance in California. The release, titled '24 Strings & a Drummer: Live & Acoustic' will be available on Oct. 22, features performances from an intimate show the rockers played this past May at founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, California.

'24 Strings & a Drummer' is a greatest-hits album of sorts, with the group running through new acoustic arrangements of many of their biggest hits, like "Sister Christian," "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" and "When You Close Your Eyes." Also featured is a version of Night Ranger's recent single "Growin' Up in California," from the band latest studio effort, 2011's 'Somewhere in California.'

The CD contains one extra track, a cover of the Don Henley classic "Boys of Summer." The DVD, meanwhile, offers such bonus material as a Somewhere in California making-of documentary and the official promo video for "Growin' Up in California."

Track listing for the '24 Strings & a Drummer' CD/DVD:

1. This Boy Needs to Rock
2. When You Close Your Eyes
3. Sing Me Away
4. Growin' Up in California
5. The Secret of My Success
6. Sentimental Street
7. Four in the Morning
8. Let Him Run/Goodbye
9. Forever All Over Again
10. Don't Tell Me You Love Me
11. Sister Christian
12. (You Can Still) Rock in America
13. Boys of Summer" (CD only)

Night Ranger’s ‘Sister Christian’ was spotlighted on ABC's reality show ‘Bachelor Pad’ this week, with the contestants joining in a singing competion of the song. ‘Bachelor Pad’ is a spin-off from ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ that brings back eliminated challengers from those shows for a second chance at finding some bullshit "true love."

In this week’s challenge, the remaining ‘The Bachelor Pad’ cast members shared their renditions of the tune in front of none other than Night Ranger band members Jack Blades, Kelly Keagy and Brad Gillis. The guys put on their best game faces for the competion, but probably wished the check was bigger for their participation in this trainwreck.

If you want to see the other renditions, check out the full episode here:

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Top 30 list of richest drummers in the world

by on Aug.27, 2012, under ROCK NEWS

Top 30 list of richest drummers in the world

We now know who the richest drummers in the world are, and it really should be no suprise who is #1. compiled all information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements to come up with the figures. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager’s fees, agents fees, and lifestyle. Check out the Top 30 below.

The 30 Richest Drummers in the World:
1. Ringo Starr – $300 Million (The Beatles/Solo)
2. Phil Collins – $250 Million (Solo/Genesis)
3. Dave Grohl – $225 Million (Nirvana/Foo Fighters)
4. Don Henley – $200 Million (The Eagles)
5. Lars Ulrich – $175 Million (Metallica)
6. Charlie Watts – $160 Million (The Rolling Stones)
7. Larry Mullen Jr. – $150 Million (U2)
8. Roger Taylor – $105 Million (Queen)
9. Joey Kramer – $100 Million (Aerosmith)
10. Chad Smith – $90 Million (The Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot)
11. Travis Barker – $85 Million (Blink 182/The Aquabats)
12. Stewart Copeland – $80 Million (The Police)
13. Alex Van Halen – $75 Million (Van Halen)
14. Nick Mason – $75 Million (Pink Floyd)
15. Tommy Lee – $70 Million (Motley Crue)
16. Bill Ward – $65 Million (Black Sabbath)
17. Jon Fishman – $60 Million (Phish)
18. Carter Beauford – $55 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
19. Rick Allen – $50 Million (Def Leppard)
20. Tre Cool – $45 Million (Green Day)
21. Danny Carey – $40 Million (Tool)
22. Tico Torres – $40 Million (Bon Jovi)
23. Max Weinberg – $35 Million (Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band/Conan O’Brien)
24. Mickey Hart – $30 Million (The Grateful Dead)
25. Bill Kreutzmann – $25 Million (The Grateful Dead)
26. Neil Peart – $22 Million (Rush)
27. Taylor Hawkins – $20 Million (Foo Fighters)
28. Questlove – $16 Million (The Roots, Jimmy Fallon)
29: Steven Adler – $15 Million (Guns N’ Roses)
30. Mick Fleetwood – $8.5 Million (Fleetwood Mac)

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Artists to have right to ownership of songs soon…Record Labels brace themselves for results

by on Aug.18, 2011, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Thousands of artists will soon have the right to reclaim ownership of their recordings, leaving the labels out in the cold and with major decisions to make. When copyright law was revised in the mid-1970s, musicians, like creators of other works of art, were granted “termination rights,” which allow them to regain control of their work after 35 years, so long as they apply at least two years in advance. Now thanks to that little-noted provision in United States copyright law artists will be able to regain copyrights in 2013.

Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Waits and Charlie Daniels, are among the music stars trying to gain control of their copyrights, according to records on file at the United States Copyright Office.

Record labels already dealing with falling sales and the effects of online piracy, will likely to fight the move.
“This is a life-threatening change for them, the legal equivalent of Internet technology,” said Kenneth J. Abdo, a lawyer who leads a termination rights working group for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and has filed claims for some of his clients, who include Kool and the Gang. The four major record companies: Universal, Sony BMG, EMI and Warner, have made it clear that they will not relinquish recordings they consider their property without a fight.

The Recording Industry Association of America, which represents US record labels, said it did not believe the "termination right" applied to most sound recordings. Most albums were "works for hire" by musicians who were effectively employees at the time, they argue. If they are successful, artists would receive royalties that currently go to record companies.

Eagles star Don Henley - part of the Recording Artists Coalition, which seeks to protect the rights of musicians and songwriters - said his band thought it was "wise" to invoke the right. "Artists getting their masters back is a personal issue," he told the New York Times. "I don't want to presume to speak for others, but I know that I want mine back. I look at my masters as something I created. The work for hire clause attempts to state that the record labels are the creators of these works, which is absurd. The artists create these works and they should own them. It's as simple as that."

Read more about the situation here:

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