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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 donhenley.com. Fans who preorder Cass County digitally on iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “That Old Flame” and “Take A Picture of This.”.
Heart will be bringing some Christmas love this Holiday season as 'Heart & Friends – Home for the Holidays' will be released as CD/DVD, Blu Ray and digital download on November 10 via Frontiers Music SRL. Last December, HEART’s Ann and Nancy Wilson returned to their hometown of Seattle to stage a celebration of the season, gathering a few of their friends to join them in singing holiday classics, personal favorites and some of their own hits.
Special guests Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx and Pat Monahan from Train joined HEART for this unique concert which was taped on December 12th 2013 at the Benaroya Symphony Concert Hall in Seattle. The Wilson sisters performed an array of holiday songs originally written by Joni Mitchell, Harry Nilsson, Bob Dylan and Sammy Hagar in their Christmas set as well as some of HEART’s favorite songs. Colvin, Hagar, Marx and Monahan provided additional vocals on the tunes and/or sing duets with HEART.
“We had a great time putting on this show with special friends for the holidays. Warm moments and great music from all....and some saucy little elves too,” said Ann Wilson. “We have always held the holidays up as a wonderful whimsical time of year and celebrating it in our beloved home town with friends, songs and family was extremely magical,” added Nancy Wilson.
“Heart & Friends: Home For The Holidays” ended a prolific and award-winning year in 2013 for HEART, who have been enjoying a resurgence of popularity since 2010′s “Red Velvet Car”, which became the group’s first Top 10 album in 20 years. Many successful live shows and tours (including a 2011 tour with Def Leppard, and their 2013 “Heartbreaker” tour) have occurred with 2012 seeing the release of “Strange Euphoria”, a definitive career-spanning box set; the arrival of “Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll”, a best-selling autobiography; the announcement of Ann and Nancy Wilson’s HEART star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the release of Fanatic, HEART’s 14th studio album.
Earlier this year, HEART released “Fanatic Live From Caesars Colosseum” on Frontiers Music SRL. In addition to their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame HEART was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April.
CD audio track listing will include:
The River; Seasons, Rockin’/Love Came Down at Christmas (feat. Shawn Colvin), POEM, All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx), All we need is an Island (feat. Sammy Hagar), Santa's Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar), Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan), Remember Christmas, Barracuda, Even it Up, Stairway to Heaven and Ring Them Bells (feat. Pat Monahan, Richard Marx, Shawn Colvin).
Blu Ray track listing will include:
The River; Seasons Rockin’/Love Came Down at Christmas (feat. Shawn Colvin), POEM, All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx), All we need is an Island (feat. Sammy Hagar), Santa's Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar), Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan), Remember Christmas; Barracuda; Stairway to Heaven and Ring Them Bells (feat. Pat Monahan, Richard Marx, Shawn Colvin).
Rock 'n' roll originator and legend Chuck Berry and acclaimed Canadian singer/songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen were honored Sunday (Feb. 26) in Boston with the inaugural Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Awards by the PEN New England literary group.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was a surprise guest at the ceremony, joining Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin, Peter Wolf and local novelist Tom Perrotta at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The late president’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, opened the ceremony by quoting her father’s speech from the dedication of the Robert Frost library: "I see little that is more important to our country and our civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. In serving his vision of the truth, the artist best serves the nation."
The crowd in the packed auditorium quickly rose to its feet when Berry walked in, leading the celebrities to their seats.
After opening remarks by author Bill Flanagan, who reminded the crowd that it’s been 60 years since Berry’s hit 'Maybellene' was written, Perrotta repeatedly made the audience laugh with his opening remarks peppered with famous song lyrics
Novelist Salman Rushdie presented Cohen with his medal, while commenting, "To put it quite simply, if I could write like him, I would." Colvin paid tribute to Cohen by playing his song “Come Healing’’ on an acoustic guitar.
After receiving the award from Rushdie, Cohen thanked the jury in his raspy baritone and paid homage to Berry, comparing Berry’s “Roll Over, Beethoven’’ to Walt Whitman’s “barbaric yawp,’’ from “Leaves of Grass.’’
Flanagan read an email from Bob Dylan that said: “Congratulations to Chuck Berry, who has written the book with a capital B. Congratulations to Leonard, who’s still writing it.’’
Simon introduced Berry, saying he was rightfully considered a “great poet of teenage life’’ but was much more than that. He went on to read and remark on the lyrics to what he called some of his favorite Berry songs, including “Maybellene,’’ “Johnny B. Goode’’ and “Long Distance Information.’’
Costello played Berry’s “No Particular Place to Go,’’ which he said he heard for the first time as a 10-year-old.
Simon hung the award medal on Berry’s neck and in a move that surprised the event organizers, the 85-year-old Berry picked up an electric guitar and played “Johnny B. Goode’’ to enthusiastic applause.
To close the show, Costello coaxed Richards out of the audience to play a duet of Berry’s “Promised Land,’’ bringing the crowd to its feet once again
The first Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Awards winners were chosen last year by a panel that included Simon, Costello, Rushdie, Smokey Robinson, U2's Bono and Rosanne Cash.
Here's a video posted by Keith talking about his fantastic weekend, with onstage jams with Eric Clapton (at the tribute to blues legend Hubert Sumlin at New York's Apollo Theater) and Chuck Berry: