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The Doobie Brothers announce track listing for upcoming album ‘Southbound’

by on Aug.07, 2014, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, NEWS, ROCK NEWS

The Doobie Brothers announce track listing for upcoming album ‘Southbound’

Country Celebrates The Doobie Brothers with the November 4 release of 'Southbound.' Additional Artists and track listing have now been announced for the Star-Studded Collection.

Nashville, TN – Country music is celebrating four-time GRAMMY® winning band The Doobie Brothers with the November 4 release of Southbound, as some of country’s biggest stars join The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald for all-new recordings of the band’s classic hits. Blake Shelton, Casey James, Charlie Worsham, Johnnyswim’s Amanda Sudano Ramirez, and Tyler Farr have been added to the roster of artists choosing their favorite Doobie songs to record with the band, with selected tracks featuring special instrumental contributions from Hunter Hayes and Vince Gill.

Releasing on Arista Nashville, Southbound also features previously announced artists Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Sara Evans, Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann, and Love and Theft.

The Doobie Brothers’ most recent studio lineup harkens back to their earliest days. Fellow singer-songwriter-guitarist-lead-vocalists Patrick Simmons and Tom Johnston continue to front the group, while multi-instrumentalist John McFee’s history with the Brothers dates back to 1978, after his stint with Southern Pacific. Michael McDonald returns to The Doobie Brothers for this project, which invites fans to once again “Listen to the Music” in a whole new way.

Joining The Doobie Brothers on these new recordings, the guest artists and a complete track listing (sequence pending) are as follows:

“Black Water” with Zac Brown Band
“China Grove” with Chris Young
“Jesus Is Just Alright” with Casey James
“Listen to the Music” with Blake Shelton with Hunter Hayes on guitar
“Long Train Runnin’” with Toby Keith
“Nobody” with Charlie Worsham
“Rockin’ Down the Highway” with Brad Paisley
“South City Midnight Lady” with Jerrod Niemann
“Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)” with Tyler Farr
“Takin’ It to the Streets” with Love and Theft
“What a Fool Believes” with Sara Evans
“You Belong to Me” with Amanda Sudano Ramirez of the band Johnnyswim with Vince Gill on guitar

The album is currently available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/amzsouthbound.

In choosing the album title, The Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston remarked, “Southbound seemed like the perfect name of this collaboration project with all these dynamic country artists. The band has a lot of roots, both musically and lyrically, from the South such as blues, country, R&B, and folk. To us it was a natural fit that it be called Southbound.”

As durable as American steel, Northern California’s four-time GRAMMY winning Doobie Brothers have become part of America’s musical firmament. The Doobies have rung up a glittering track record that would be the envy of any band. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street, the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies has sold more than 11 million copies – a rare “diamond record.” To date, the band’s propulsive, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven style has sold more than 40 million albums.

Their #1 singles “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes,” both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that includes “Jesus Is Just Alright,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Take Me in Your Arms,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” “The Doctor,” and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits.

Formed in 1969 by Simmons and Johnston, the Doobies made their mark with a run of punchy, melodic hits on Warner Bros. Records, attaining radio and chart ubiquity in the early ’70s. The group’s expanded line-up was later augmented by Michael McDonald, whose soaring lead vocals pushed the band to new commercial and critical heights.

Doobie Brothers Southbound album cover

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Rock Picks of the Week: Chevelle, The Winery Dogs, Black Label Society, Blackberry Smoke, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Bruce Springsteen, Lynam, Heaven’s Basement

by on Apr.03, 2014, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK PICKS, VIDEO

Rock Picks of the Week: Chevelle, The Winery Dogs, Black Label Society, Blackberry Smoke, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Bruce Springsteen, Lynam, Heaven’s Basement

Rock Picks of The Week are back! It's been a bit, so I'm bringing some tracks that have been out for a hot minute. First up is the latest track from Chevelle 'Take Out The Gunman.' It comes from their upcoming album 'La Gargola,' which was just released yesterday (Apr. 1). Brothers Pete Loeffler (lead vocals and guitar), Sam Loeffler (drums and percussion) along with Pete and Sam's brother-in-law, Dean Bernardini bring another quality lead track that is already Top 5 on the Active Rock charts. After the success of their last album 'Hats off to the Bull,' Chevelle recorded their seventh album once again with Producer Joe Barresi. Another great track from Chevelle that looks destined to go to #1 on the Rock charts!

Chevelle will begin a Spring U.S. tour on Apr. 4 with special guests Middle Class Rut on select shows.

Apr. 4 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
Apr. 5 - St. Louis, M) - The Pageant
Apr. 7 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
Apr. 8 - Springfield, MO - Gillioz Theatre
Apr. 10 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
Apr. 12 - San Antonio, TX - St. Mary’s University
Apr. 14 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Apr. 15 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion
Apr. 17 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Apr. 19 - St. Paul, MN – Myth
Apr. 21 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
Apr. 22 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
Apr. 23 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Apr. 25 - Tampa, FL - 98 Rock Fest
Apr. 26 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome to Rockville
May 17 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range

Chevelle Take Out The Guman single cover

Chevelle La Gargola album cover

The Winery Dogs were my number one album for 2013, and they are set to release two new special versions of that same self-titled and self-produced debut album on April 15. 'The Winery Dogs Special Edition' will be comprised of two CDs. Disc 1 is the standard album and Disc 2 is the live 'Unleashed In Japan 2013', with 10 songs recorded live in Japan during their tour this past July, The track 'Criminal,' previously unavailable in the U.S., along with a 16-page booklet of live photos and lyrics will also be a part of the release.

'Dog Treats: The Winery Dogs Deluxe Special Edition' will be sold in a box resembling a box of dog treats, a DVD featuring four music videos with interview footage, demos from the original recording sessions, a studio diary written by Mike Portnoy, and some unique merchandise unavailable elsewhere.

'Time Machine' comes from the original and special versions of the album, and while the video has been out for some time, it deserves to be recognized and receive significant rock radio airplay. Request this track and this band on your local rock stations!

The Winery Dogs just got off the boat on the Monsters of Rock cruise and will continue to tour the U.S. through June, followed by a seven date European tour that includes a set at the Sonisphere Festival. The Winery Dog Dog Camp will follow all that on Jun. 21-25 in Big Indian, New York. Get all the details on the upcoming camp here. You can also look for The Winery Dogs to perform on The Arsenio Hall Show this June 23.

The Winery Dogs special edition cover

Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society are back with their stellar new track and video for 'My Dying Time.' It comes from the new album 'Catacombs Of The Black Vatican,' the first all new album from the band since 'The Order of the Black' was released in 2009. The new album will be out on April 8.

Zakk and the band have a full slate ahead in 2014, with the project already off to a great start with this well received track. There are a variety of different bundles behind the album here: www.shop.blacklabelsociety.com. Watch for BLS headlining the Revolver Golden Gods Tour starting April 16 in Seattle with special guests Down, Devil You Know and Butcher Babies. Zakk will be presenting the Dimebag Darrel "Best Guitarist" Award along side new label-mate and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ace Frehley. The award show will take place on April 23 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

BLS - Revolver Golden Gods Tour
Apr. 16 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
Apr. 17 - Portland, OR - Roseland
Apr. 18 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
Apr. 19 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater
Apr. 21 - Billings, MT - Shrine Auditorium
Apr. 25 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Apr. 26 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
Apr. 29 - Ybor City, FL (Tampa) - The Ritz
Apr. 30 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
May 2 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
May 4 - Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore
May 5 - Clifton Park, NY (Albany) - Northern Lights
May 7 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
May 8 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
May 9 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 10 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
May 12 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
May 13 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
May 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
May 17 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's
May 19 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District
May 20 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
May 21 - St. Paul, MN (Minneapolis) - Myth
May 23 - Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) - Verizon Theater
May 27 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
May 28 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Jun. 1 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
Jun. 2 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex -- Rockwell
Jun. 4 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
Jun. 5 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
Jun. 6 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
Jun. 7 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theater

Black Label Society Catacombs of the Black Vatican

Blackberry Smoke - 'Shakin' Hands With The Holy Ghost'

Atlanta, Georgia's own Blackberry Smoke have been around for over 13 years now perfecting their brand of country-rock and doing it right. Their latest album, 'The Whippoorwill' was recorded in just five days in an old Methodist church in Ashville, North Carolina and is full of great southern vibed rock and country tinged tracks. The band are signed to Zac Brown Band's record label Southern Ground, and have done extensive touring supporting the Zac Brown Band. They are currently on a headlining U.S. tour that will take them into August. The U.S. tour includes stops at the Bonaroo Festival in June, and The Peach Music Festival in August. They'll head over to Europe in October and November, before wrapping up their touring year on Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man Cruise from Nov. 16-20.

Blackberry Smoke shot a video for their track 'Shakin’ Hands With The Holy Ghost' in London last year, after playing the Classic Rock Awards after-show party. Watch the kick ass results. These guys are the real deal and deserve to break big in the U.S.

Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel - 'Deceived'

It is good to have Jake E. Lee back. Let me repeat...it is good to have Jake E. Lee back. His new project's self-titled debut album has been out for a bit on Frontiers Records, and it really is a quality collection with many different guest vocalists as well as main man DJ Smith.

Big-name guests on the album like Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden), Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, ex-Pantera), Todd Kearns and Brent Fitz (Slash), Scott Reeder (ex-Kyuss), Maria Brink (In This Moment), Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch), Robin Zander & Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick) and Sass Jordan (SUN) help make it an interesting album to listen to, but it comes down to the core band. Bassist Ronnie Mancuso and drummer Jonas Fairley join Jake and Smith on this pick, and this may just be the best song on the album.

Jake E Lee Red Dragon Cartel album cover

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band - 'Just Like Fire Would'

One of the better tracks on the 'High Hopes' album from the Boss, who will be inducting his own E Street Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week. The album was panned a bit by critics for not being a completely evolved project, as most of the tracks were left over from his previous album. The addition of Tom Morello to the band has added a new dynamic, but I would to hear what more new music with his involvement will sound like, as I hope he can bring Bruce a little more rage with the next project. Morello will also be a part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, as he has been tapped to induct KISS.

Bruce and The E Street Band will be back on the road in the U.S. starting April 6 in Dallas. The tour will continue through May and include a stop at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 3.

HBO will premiere 'Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes,' chronicling the making of his 18th studio album, tomorrow night (April 4) at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The half-hour documentary by Grammy and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny delves into the making of 'High Hopes,' which reached the No. 1 position in 20 countries after its January release. The film features rare behind-the-scenes studio and rehearsal segments, exclusive E Street Band tour footage and revealing interviews with Springsteen and album collaborator Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. The two discuss their artistic choices for the project and how Morello brought a distinctive twist to Springsteen’s material.

Bruce Springsteen High Hopes album cover

Dream Theater - 'The Enemy Inside'

This great Dream Theater cut comes from the band's self-titled 12th studio album. It’s the second record to feature Mike Mangini on drums after Mike Portnoy’s departure in 2010, and the first time Mangini has had the contributed as a writer, since the material for 2011 album 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events' was already completed before he joined the band.

Guitarist John Petrucci says about the album, "This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We’ve fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic.”

The latest track and video highlights the epidemic of returning U.S. war veterans suicide rates. More U.S. military personnel and returning veterans have died by suicide since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began than have died fighting there. The video includes actualities from actual returning vets, and shows the difficulty of adjusting back onto society after dealing with the atrocities of war. The video concludes with an update on the soldiers featured, and the www.saveawarrior.org webiste link, which you can go to and find out how you can help.

Dream Theater are currently on a U.S. tour until April 20, with dates continuing in Mexico, with European and South American dates keeping them busy until the end of July.

Dream Theater 2013 album cover

Lynam - 'Cold'

The Birmingham, Alabama rockers Lynam, led by frontman and songwriter Jacob Bunton, were originally formed in 2001, and have released multiple albums over the years. The band released 3 albums independently from 2002 - 2004 (White Trash Superstar, Bling! Bling!, and Life In Reverse), then in 2005, Lynam signed a deal with DRT/Universal Records and released the critically acclaimed album 'Slave To The Machine' in 2006. This album peaked at #21 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and #19 on the Heat- seekers chart. The first single ‘Tanis’ went to #1 on both the active rock independent and main-stream rock independent charts. The band’s album 'Tragic City Symphony' (Megaforce/Mascot Records) featured the radio singles ‘Save My Soul’, ‘Lindsay Says’, and ‘Porn Star’. All three singles reached the top 10 on the active rock independent chart with ‘Save My Soul’ reaching top 5 with over 10 million in audience. Several of the album’s songs also were used in motion pictures, MTV, VH1, HBO, and video games. A Live album entitled 'Thank You Goodnight!' was released in November 2010 through Island Def Jam/New Ocean Media.

Bunton branched out, recording and joining Steven Adler's lastest project, Adler, but that project is in limbo for the moment. Jacob's Adler band mate Lonny Paul has since joined Lynam, along with returning bassist Mark Dzier. Their newest E.P. 'Halfway To Hell,' includes the blistering rock track 'Cold.' Lynam will be on the road all Summer long and into the Fall. Check out the band's facebook page for all the upcoming dates and check them out if they will be rocking near you!

Lynam Halfway To Hell album cover

Heaven's Basement - 'Nothing Left To Lose'

The UK rockers already made some inroads in the U.S. with their first track 'Fire, Fire' from their debut album 'Filthy Empire,' and now they have ascended even further up the charts with 'Nothing Left To Lose.'

The band consists of Aaron Buchanan (Vocals), Sid Glover (Guitar), Rob Ellershaw (Bass) and Chris Rivers (Drums). They are currently on their first major headlining tour of Europe, after touring the U.S. at the tail end of last year and earlier this year with the likes of Alice Cooper, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Pop Evil and The Pretty Reckless. The band will follow the Europe tour with gigs in Latin America, then return to the U.S. starting May 6 in Pittsburgh for a slate of shows that will include Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH. and Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK.

Heaven's Basement's high octane brand of rock is certain to carry them even further in U.S. popularity. Their latest album is full of potential radio tracks and I can see Heaven's Basement headlining U.S. gigs at some point in the near future.

Heaven's Basement Nothing Left To Lose single

Heaven's Basement Filthy Empire cover

Heaven's Basement

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John Fogerty ‘A Song For Everyone’ featuring collaborations with Foo Fighters, Tom Morello, Kid Rock, Bob Seger and more due this May

by on Feb.08, 2013, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

John Fogerty ‘A Song For Everyone’ featuring collaborations with Foo Fighters, Tom Morello, Kid Rock, Bob Seger and more due this May

John Fogerty's much-anticipated album 'Wrote A Song For Everyone' will be released May 28th on Vanguard Records, his first for the label. The album is now available for pre-order on both iTunes http://smarturl.it/fogerty.iTunes and Amazon. Fogerty’s "Born On The Bayou" with Kid Rock, which was used by NFL Network in their coverage of Super Bowl XLVII fittingly played in New Orleans, can be heard in the album preview clip below.

'Wrote a Song for Everyone' tracklisting:
1. Fortunate Son (with Foo Fighters)
2. Almost Saturday Night (with Keith Urban)
3. Lodi (with Shane Fogerty and Tyler Fogerty)
4. Mystic Highway (John Fogerty solo)
5. Wrote a Song for Everyone (with Miranda Lambert feat. Tom Morello)
6. Bad Moon Rising (with Zac Brown Band)
7. Long As I Can See the Light (with My Morning Jacket)
8. Born on the Bayou (with Kid Rock)
9. Train of Fools (John Fogerty solo)
10. Someday Never Comes (with Dawes)
11. Who'll Stop the Rain (with Bob Seger)
12. Hot Rod Heart (with Brad Paisley)
13. Have You Ever Seen the Rain (with Alan Jackson)
14. Proud Mary (with Jennifer Hudson feat. Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band)

Produced by Fogerty, one of rock’s most important artists and a national treasure who’s sold over 100 million records, 'Wrote A Song For Everyone' is a celebration of his iconic songbook and a collection of 12 classics and deep tracks from his remarkable canon of hits as well as two brand new songs, "Mystic Highway" and "Train of Fools." Fogerty performed alongside an array of today’s biggest superstars from the country, pop and rock worlds including Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Keith Urban, Jennifer Hudson, Kid Rock, Brad Paisley, the Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and more. The album also sees Fogerty teaming with an acclaimed new band like Dawes, who were eager to acknowledge the groundbreaking songwriter/guitarist’s titanic influence. Fogerty also recorded his classic “Lodi” with his sons Shane and Tyler Fogerty at Abbey Road Studios in London.

As Fogerty explains in a cover story in the current (January/February) “Legends” issue of American Songwriter: “I encouraged each of these artists to come up with their own vision of my song, rather than just redoing what I’d recorded in the past. I was hoping they’d have some different twist so it would be fresh, so I’d have to work, too. I wanted it to be something new.”

'Wrote A Song For Everyone' marks Fogerty's ninth studio solo album since disbanding Creedence Clearwater Revival. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, it was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville except for "Proud Mary" which was recorded in New Orleans with AllenToussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band. Fogerty recorded “Fortunate Son” with Foo Fighters at their 606 studio using "the" legendary Neve recording console featured in the #1 iTunes documentary Sound City. Fogerty has performed with the Sound City Players, the all-star band assembled by Dave Grohl to play the music created for the film and other classics, at recent shows at both the Sundance Film Festival and the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

John Fogerty will tour in 2013 and look for him to be at this year’s SXSW in Austin (dates/events TBA).

John Fogerty Wrote A Song For Everyone album cover (2)

Foo Fighters dave Grohl and John Fogerty Feb. 2012

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Steven Tyler buys home in Maui, will perform pre-Super Bowl with Carrie Underwood on ‘CMT Crossroads’ and brings another ‘Creepy Leer of the Night’ (video)

by on Jan.21, 2012, under FUNNIES, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Steven Tyler buys home in Maui, will perform pre-Super Bowl with Carrie Underwood on ‘CMT Crossroads’ and brings another ‘Creepy Leer of the Night’ (video)

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood will team up for a special episode of "CMT Crossroads" the night before the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, IN. "CMT Crossroads" pairs country music stars with popular artists from other musical genres to play each others songs together, swap stories, and share their common love of music.

Tyler and Underwood previously performed together in 2011 at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The duo brought the arena crowd to its feet and wowed millions of viewers at home performing Underwood's No. 1 song "Undo It" followed by Aerosmith's "Walk This Way." Watch the performance below.

"CMT Crossroads: Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood From the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam" premieres on CMT on Feb. 4 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. This is the second year "CMT Crossroads" will broadcast from the Super Bowl Fan Jam.

Previous episodes of "Crossroads" have included Def Leppard and Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi and Sugarland, Sting and Vince Gill, The Pretenders and Faith Hill, The Doobie Brothers and Luke Bryan, Train and Martina McBride, John Mayer and Keith Urban, Jimmy Buffet and Zac Brown Band, Bryan Adams and Jason Aldean, 38 Special and Trace Atkins, Lindsey Buckingham and Little Big Town, John Fogerty and Keith Urban, Los Lonely Boys and Ronnie Milsap, Heart and Wynonna, John Mayer and Brad Paisley, Lynyrd Skynryd and Montgomery Gentry, Dave Matthews and Emmylou Harris, Pat Benatar and Martina McBride, John Mellancamp and Kenny Chesney, ZZ Top and Brooks & Dunn and Kid Rock with Hank Williams Jr.


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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Steven Tyler has purchased a home in Maui, Hawaii for $4.8 million. It was listed for $6.5 million.

The 3,000-square-foot home, which rests on a quarter acre of land, has two bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms. Located on the water in a nature preserve area near Wailea, the pentagonal home has several outdoor decks overlooking the coastline. There's also a floor-to-ceiling aquarium and an infinity-edge saltwater pool. Can I be your caretaker while you're gone Steve? I'd be glad to do it.

Yes, it's another Steven Tyler 'Creepy Leer of the Night' from American Idol on  'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on January 19. In case you've missed them, it's a tradition started last year by Kimmel, and they are hilarious.


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Sting to celebrate upcoming 60th Birthday with all-star benefit show; CMT Crossroads with Vince Gill

by on Sep.04, 2011, under ROCK NEWS

Sting to celebrate upcoming 60th Birthday with all-star benefit show; CMT Crossroads with Vince Gill

Sting will be celebrating his 60th birthday on October 2nd, and to commemorate the big day, an all-star benefit show will take place the night before at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Robert Downey Junior, Vince Gill, Will.i.am, Rufus Wainwright, Branford Marsalis, Chris Botti and Billy Joel, will all be a part of the big event.

Besides being a celebration of Sting's birthday and the 25th anniversary of his solo career, the show will benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, which helps fight poverty in New York City.

Unfortunately, tickets won't be available to the general public, but a limited amount are being held back for members of Sting's fan club and are on sale now.

Sting is gearing up to join one of the guests at his birthday show, country superstar Vince Gill for the latest installment of "CMT Crossroads." The concert show pairs stars from different genres for a night of unforgettable music making. The two are set to collaborate for the special in the coming weeks, with an air date slated for November.

“These are two Hall of Famers who, by our count, have 36 Grammys between them,” says John Hamlin of CMT. “Both artists have wanted to do ‘Crossroads’ for years, and this is the perfect pairing for them. They have been waiting for the right time, and now is the time. This is going to be an unforgettable evening.”

The taping will take place in New York City in the coming weeks. It will mark the first ‘Crossroads’ taped in the Big Apple in over five years. Previous popular pairings for the fan-favorite show have included LeAnn Rimes with Joss Stone, the Pretenders with Faith Hill, Jimmy Buffet with Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban with John Mayer, Bryan Adams with Jason Aldean, Def Leppard with Taylor Swift, 38 Special with Trace Atkins, Maroon 5 with Sara Evans, and most recently, Luke Bryan with the Doobie Brothers.

This collaboration marks the second time in the past several months that Gill has teamed up with an artist in the rock world. Gill recently lent his guitar playing talents to ‘Runaway Train,’ a song that will appear on Alice Cooper‘s forthcoming album ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare.’

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