Credit: A.J. EatonDavid Crosby will be on hand for a screening of his documentary, David Crosby: Remember My Name, on February 28, the opening night of the 2019 Boulder International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. The 77-year-old folk-rock legend will take part in a Q&A with the movie's director, A.J. Eaton, after the film ends.
Remember My Name takes a warts-and-all look at Crosby's life and career, while also focusing on the burst of creativity he's experienced over the last few years following the breakup of Crosby, Stills & Nash. The movie was co-produced by acclaimed filmmaker and rock journalist Cameron Crowe, who also conducted the interviews with David for the flick.
As previously reported, David Crosby: Remember My Name will premiere this Saturday, January 26, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and will be screened at the fest several other times at various venues over the course of the following week.
Crosby's latest album, 2018's Hear If You Listen, was a collaborative project recorded with Michael League of Snarky Puppy and singers Michelle Willis and Becca Stevens, who collectively are known as The Lighthouse Band.
David's only confirmed performance this year is scheduled to take place at the Snarky Puppy-headlined GroundUp Music Festival, which runs from March 8 to March 10 in Miami Beach, Florida. Crosby will play with The Lighthouse Band at the event.
Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for CMHOFVeteran session guitarist Reggie Young, who played on classic hits by Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Dobie Gray, B.J. Thomas and dozens more, died Thursday at age 82 at his Nashville area home, The Commercial Appeal reports.
Young, whose career spanned seven decades, played for years in the house bands at Memphis' Hi Records and American Studios, before establishing himself as one of Nashville's most sought-after session musicians.
Among the memorable recordings Young lent his guitar talents to: Presley's "Suspicious Minds" and "In the Ghetto," Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," Gray's "Drift Away," Thomas' "Hooked on a Feeling," Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man," The Box Tops' "Cry Like a Baby," Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind," Kenny Rogers' "Lucille" and country supergroup The Highwaymen's "Highwayman."
Reggie was inducted into Nashville's Musicians Hall of Fame in 2007.
Young didn't release his first solo album until 2017, a collection of original instrumentals titled Forever Young. A new compilation titled Session Guitar Star, featuring highlights from Reggie's long career, is due out next month.
B.J. Thomas paid tribute to Young in a post on his Twitter feed, writing, "RIP Reggie Young. The greatest guitar player of them all in my book. A friend for over 40 years."
According to The Tennessean, Young is survived by his wife of 15 years, Jenny; a son and a daughter; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The veteran British singer/songwriter will perform the latest single from the album, "Fabulously Absolute." The Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT and 10:35 p.m. CT.
Fool, which came out January 18, is is Jackson's 20th studio effort and arrives 40 years after the release of his debut album, 1979's Look Sharp. Jackson says he looks at the new record as an old-school vinyl LP, "with two complementary sides of about 20 minutes each."
He explains of the project, "I never have an overall theme in mind when I start trying to write songs for an album, but sometimes one will develop. In this case it's Comedy and Tragedy, and the way they're intertwined in all our lives."
Adds Joe, "The songs are about fear and anger and alienation and loss, but also about the things that still make life worth living: friendship, laughter, and music -- or art -- itself. I couldn't have done this in 1979. I just hadn't lived enough."
In support of Fool, Jackson will launch a North American tour leg on February 5 in Knoxville, Tennessee, that's mapped out through a March 9 concert in Phoenix, Arizona. Fans who purchase tickets to the trek will receive a free digital download of Fool.
Here are Jackson's tour dates:
2/5 -- Knoxville, TN, Bijou Theatre 2/7 -- Atlanta, GA, Center Stage 2/9 -- Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre 2/10 -- Richmond, VA, The National 2/12 -- Collingswood, NJ, Scottish Rite Auditorium 2/13 -- Boston, MA, Shubert Theatre 2/15 -- New York, NY, Town Hall 2/16 -- New York, NY, Town Hall 2/18 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Danforth Music Hall 2/21 -- Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall 2/22 -- Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall 2/24 -- Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre 2/27 -- Portland, OR, Aladdin Theater 2/28 -- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre 3/2 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic 3/3 -- Sacramento, CA, Crest Theatre 3/6 -- San Diego, CA, Balboa Theatre 3/8 -- Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre 3/9 -- Phoenix, AZ, Orpheum Theater
Ken Settle; ABC/Image Group LABob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band were among the big-name artists initially confirmed to play the 2019 edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, but now comes word that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and his group have canceled their appearance.
There is some good JazzFest news, however: Motown legend Diana Rosshas joined the lineup and will be hitting the main stage on May 4.
This will be Ross' first-ever performance at the famous festival. The former Supremes singer recently launched a yearlong celebration to mark her 75th birthday, which takes place on March 26, so her JazzFest show will likely be considered part of the festivities.
Meanwhile, Seger and company recently kicked off a 2019 leg of their farewell trek, the Roll Me Away tour, which currently is mapped out through a May 2 concert in The Woodlands, Texas.
As previously reports, the 2019 New Orleans JazzFest is scheduled for April 25-28 and May 2-5. Among the many other artists set to play the event are The Rolling Stones, Santana, John Fogerty, Dave Matthews Band, Van Morrison, The Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffett, Gladys Knight, The O'Jays, Chaka Khan, Tom Jones, Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas, Jimmy Cliff, Rita Coolidge, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, Alanis Morissette, Ziggy Marley, Aaron Neville, Boz Scaggs, Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lobos, Buddy Guy, Indigo Girls, Little Feat and Robert Cray.
Miles Richie, Lionel Richie (Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)Lionel Richie's son may "Truly" have caused some trouble across the pond.
According to TMZ, Lionel's 24-year-old son Miles Richie was involved in an incident at Heathrow Airport in London on Saturday. The website reports that Miles was trying to board a flight, but was barred from doing so. He got upset and allegedly claimed he had a bomb, and that he'd detonate it if he wasn't allowed onto the plane.
TMZ further reports that when security was called, Miles allegedly got physical with one of the guards, which led to police detaining him and issuing him a "caution." In the U.K., if you accept a "caution," it means you accept responsibility, but you're not charged with a crime. You also don't need to appear in court -- but it goes on your record.
If you don't agree to accept the caution, you may be arrested and charged.
London's Metropolitan Police told People magazine in a statement that "a 24-year-old man accepted a caution for communicating false information causing a bomb hoax and battery following an incident at Heathrow Terminal 5." The Met wouldn't identify the man as Miles, however.
So far, Lionel hasn't commented on the incident. He's scheduled to play two concerts in Hawaii on Thursday and Friday.
Last year, Huey Lewis & the News were forced to cancel their tour dates after Huey suddenly lost his hearing. But this year, there's some good News: This spring, the singer and his band will be releasing their first album of new original songs in 18 years.
Huey still suffers from Ménière's disease, an inner-ear disorder that can cause vertigo, ringing and hearing loss. While there's no cure, he's explored a number of different treatments.
In a statement to ABC Radio, Lewis said, "Right now, I’m cautiously optimistic about my hearing and just taking it day by day. Some days are better than others, but overall things have been improving. I’m hoping to stabilize, and get back to writing, recording and performing soon.”
Huey told the Marin Independent Journal in November that before he lost his hearing, the band had recorded seven new songs for the project, which he said are among their "best work."
Huey Lewis & the News' most recent album was 2010's Soulsville, which featured covers of classic R&B tunes by the likes of Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Their last collection of original music was 2001's Plan B.
In addition to new music, Huey's been keeping busy with The Heart of Rock & Roll, a jukebox musical based on the band's hefty catalog of hits. It tells the story of a 30-something rocker who gives up his musical dreams to work in a factory. But after romancing the boss' daughter, he gets a second chance at stardom.
According to the Marin Independent Journal, the musical wrapped up its world premiere run in San Diego late last year, and may now be headed to Broadway.
"I'm involved in every aspect of the show," Huey told the Journal. "It's been fascinating. It's been fabulous."
ABC/Heidi GutmanGreen Day's iconic 1994 album Dookie celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and it looks as though the punk trio might be releasing some special gear to mark the occasion.
On his Instagram, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong shared a photo of a new guitar pedal decorated with the Dookie artwork. In the caption, he wrote, "Anyone going to NAMM?" He was referring to the annual National Association of Music Merchants trade show, which this year takes place January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.
The diamond-certified Dookie, which spawned the singles "Longview," "Basket Case" and "When I Come Around," will officially hit the quarter-century mark on February 1.
Last summer, Green Day revealed that they'd been rehearsing Dookie in full, leading some fans to believe they were planning a 25th anniversary tour. However, no official announcement has been made.
Alex Lake (Stem Agency); Big Cauldron Ltd.The Kinks' Ray Davies contributes vocals and lyrics to "Graceville (I'll Take You There)," a song from his longtime guitar player Bill Shanley's upcoming solo album, Midnight Mission, which will be released on February 1.
You can check out the atmospheric track, which features Davies' whispered vocals and Shanley's tastefully melodic riffing, at the Irish guitarist's official YouTube channel.
Davies' solo projects on which Shanley played guitar include 2009's The Kinks Choral Collection, 2010's See My Friends, 2017's Americana and 2018's Our Country: Americana Act II.
Shanley has worked with a variety of other well-known musicians over the years, and in 2019 he will be touring the U.K. and Ireland with veteran folk artist Roy Harper and Europe with '70s pop star Gilbert O'Sullivan.
ABC/ Ida Mae AstuteFurloughed government workers who've been "livin' on a prayer" since the government shutdown will get a helping hand on Monday, thanks to Jon Bon Jovi.
The rocker's JBJ Soul Kitchen, a Red Bank, New Jersey, community restaurant that allows people to either make a donation or volunteer there in exchange for food, is offering free meals for furloughed Federal workers and their families on MLK Day, Monday.
In partnership with the Murphy Family Foundation, run by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, the restaurant will be serving the workers from noon to 2 p.m. All you need to do is bring proof of federal employment.
The eatery said in a Facebook posting, "In line with our mission, Federal workers are encouraged to join us for a delicious meal and to learn about additional support and resources available in our community."
Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea established the JBJ Soul Kitchen in 2011. Since then, it's served more than 94,000 meals.
FilmMagic for dcp via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018Earlier this week, Mariah Carey filed a lawsuit against her former assistant, claiming that after the superstar singer fired her, the former employee demanded $8 million dollars and threatened to release "embarrassing" videos of the singer. Now, the assistant has filed her own lawsuit, which includes some shocking claims against Mariah's former manager.
In the suit, which Variety has linked to, the assistant, Lianna Shakhnazaryan, is accusing Mariah and her former manager Stella Bulochnikov, of, among other things, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial discrimination and sexual battery. Specifically, Lianna claims that Stella slapped her on the butt and breasts, sat on her, and would hold her down and urinate on her.
Lianna also claims that Stella would call her an "Armenian whore," an "Armenian princess," and a "f***ing n*****." According to Lianna, Mariah was aware of Stella's behavior, and it sometimes happened in her presence. In addition, Lianna claims Mariah herself was physically and emotionally abusive.
Lianna, who worked for both Mariah and Stella, was on call 24/7 and was paid nearly $330,000 a year. She claims she was fired after she complained about Stella's behavior to Mariah.
Mariah recently settled a lawsuit Stella fired against her. In a statement to ABC News, her rep said of the suit she filed against Lianna, "Given that the evidence against this former assistant is vast and deplorable, we anticipate a victorious resolution."
Credit: Kevin NixonDef Leppard has announced its first North American concerts of 2019: a run of summer shows in Canada. The trek kicks off July 12 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is plotted out through a July 31 performance in Calgary, Alberta.
The U.K. hard rockers will be joined by Tesla on the outing. Tickets for all the shows are on sale now. Prior to the Canadian tour, Def Leppard will play a series of concerts in Europe throughout June and in early July.
By the time Def Leppard hits the road, they will be full-fledged members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The band will be inducted, along with Stevie Nicks, The Zombies, Roxy Music, The Cure, Radiohead and Janet Jackson, at a ceremony held March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In other Def Leppard news, guitarist Vivian Campbellwill take part in a charity event in Los Angeles presented by Rocker Collective, a group that includes members of pop star Pink's touring band.
The show, scheduled for February 4 at El Cid restaurant and club, will include a concert, a dinner party featuring a three-course meal and photo opportunities with the musicians. All proceeds will benefit Create Now, which helps provide arts programs to vulnerable children in Southern California.
Here are all of Def Leppard's Canadian tour dates:
7/12 -- Halifax, NS, Scotiabank Centre 7/13 -- Moncton, NB, Avenir Centre 7/15 -- Quebec City, QC, Centre Videotron 7/17 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Centre 7/19 -- Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre 7/20 -- Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Centre 7/22 -- London, ON, Budweiser Gardens 7/25 -- Winnipeg, MB, Bell MTS Place 7/27 -- Saskatoon, SK, SaskTel Centre 7/29 -- Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place 7/31 -- Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
Disco great Thelma Houston won a Grammy Award in 1978 in the Best R&B Vocal Performance -- Female category for her chart-topping hit "Don't Leave Me This Way," but her trophy was broken in a 1994 earthquake. Now, she's got a new one.
On Thursday, Houston was presented with a brand-new statuette at a special interview and performance event at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Billboard reports.
"I'd been carrying the Grammy with me in three pieces for years," the singer explained to Billboard during a phone interview before the presentation. "The horn portion of it was all smashed in. So the Grammy folks said, 'We'd better do something about that.'"
In order to receive the new trophy, Thelma had to give back the broken one, which she said she found difficult to do.
"[T]hough it was broken, that Grammy had all my vibes," she noted. "It had been there with me through all the changes in my life. So even though I was excited about getting a new one, it was still hard to replace it."
Houston didn't attend the actual ceremony at which she won her Grammy, explaining to Billboard that after being nominated three years earlier for the same honor and losing, she "wasn't sure how I'd respond if they didn't call my name."
She recalled, "I was at home [in L.A.] mopping the kitchen when I got the call that I'd won."
Houston admitted that not receiving her Grammy in person is "the biggest regret I have in my career."
In February, the 72-year-old singer will take part in the star-studded Ultimate Disco Cruise 2019, and she also has several concerts on her tour itinerary. Visit ThelmaHouston.com to check out her full schedule.
Kevin Mazur/WireImageRobbie Robertson, founding guitarist and main songwriter of The Band, will be presented with the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award. He'll receive the honor at the 2019 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner, held May 9 in Toronto.
In addition to his enduring and influential work with The Band, Robertson toured and recorded with Bob Dylan, released a number of acclaimed solo albums, and has written the score for several Martin Scorsese films.
This year, the 75-year-old artist will be releasing a new studio album, and is also working on a documentary based on his 2016 memoir, Testimony.
As a member of The Band, Robbie has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame, and has been honored with Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award. Robertson also was inducted individually into Canada's Walk of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards is held annually during the Canadian Music Week conference. Tickets for the gala dinner, which will take place at Toronto's Rebel Entertainment Complex, can be purchased at CMW.net.
Diary Records/Island RecordsFunk/soul legend Chaka Khan's first new studio album in 12 years, Hello Happiness, will be released on February 15. The seven-track collection boasts modern production while also showcasing retro soul and funk sounds.
Khan has released an official video for the album's title track and latest single, which is described as a "tribute to the life-affirming power of music." The clip is centered on a telephone booth at a seedy Los Angeles motel and involves a series of storylines that include an undercover detective, a crooked cop, a cheating husband, a pimp, a thief and more. Chaka also makes an appearance. You can watch the video now at her official YouTube channel.
Khan collaborated on the album with producer Switch and singer/songwriter Sarah Ruba Taylor, who initially sought out Chaka to deliver a guest contribution on their own project.
Hello Happiness will be released on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. Those who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of the title track and another song from the record, "Like Sugar," which was first released as a single last year.
Here's the track list of Hello Happiness:
"Hello Happiness" "Like a Lady" "Don't Cha Know" "Too Hot" "Like Sugar" "Isn't That Enough" "Ladylike
Rhino'80s hair-metal band Skid Row's self-titled debut album was released 30 years ago this month, and in honor of the milestone, a deluxe expanded version of the record was released Friday on digital services.
Skid Row: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition features a remastered version of the original album's 11 songs, the bonus track "Forever" and a full live performance capturing an April 1989 concert at the Marquee club in Westminster, California.
Skid Row reached #6 on the Billboard 200, and included two top 10 hits, "18 and Life" and "I Remember You," which peaked at #4 and #6, respectively, on the Hot 100. The album has gone on to sell more than 5 million copies in the U.S.
The Sebastian Bach-fronted band's popularity was also boosted by support stints on tours with Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, as well as having a couple of music videos on heavy rotation on MTV.
The bonus concert performances on the deluxe album include renditions of nine of the 11 songs from Skid Row, plus a cover of the KISS tune "Cold Gin."
Here's the full track list of Skid Row: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition:
"Big Guns" "Sweet Little Sister" "Can't Stand the Heartache" "Piece of Me" "18 and Life" "Rattlesnake Shake" "Youth Gone Wild" "Here I Am" "Makin' a Mess" "I Remember You" "Midnight/Tornado" "Forever" (bonus track)
Live at the Marquee, Westminster, CA (4/28/89) "Makin' a Mess" "Piece of Me" "Big Guns" "18 and Life" "Sweet Little Sister" "Rattlesnake Shake" "I Remember You" "Here I Am" "Youth Gone Wild" "Cold Gin"
earMUSICA new preview from Heart's upcoming concert video, Live in Atlantic City, has been posted on the earMUSIC label's YouTube channel. The clip features the band playing its classic 1976 tune "Crazy On You" with Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro.
As previously reported, Live in Atlantic City will be released on Friday, January 25, in multiple audio and video configurations. The concert, which took place in March 2006 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and featured Heart performing with a variety of musical guests, was originally filmed for an episode of the VH1 series Decades Rock Live!
At the show, Heart played a set featuring many of its hits, as well as a few cover tunes. The guest artists who hit the stage with the band included Navarro, Alice in Chains, Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and country stars Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson.
In addition to "Crazy on You," Navarro joined Heart for renditions of "Straight On" and "Bébé Le Strange," as well as of Led Zeppelin's "Misty Mountain Hop."
Live in Atlantic City will be available on CD, vinyl LP, DVD and Blu-ray, digitally, and as a CD/Blu-ray set. The DVD and Blu-ray will include a bonus video feature called Heart Confidential.
This past October and December, respectively, video clips from Live in Atlantic City featuring Heart performing the 2004 song "Lost Angel", as well as "Bébé Le Strange," were posted on YouTube.
Here's the full Live in Atlantic City track list:
"Bébé Le Strange" -- with Dave Navarro "Straight On" -- with Dave Navarro "Crazy on You" -- with Dave Navarro "Lost Angel" "Even It Up" -- with Gretchen Wilson "Rock 'n' Roll" -- with Gretchen Wilson "Dog & Butterfly" -- with Rufus Wainwright "Would?" -- with Alice in Chains & Duff McKagan* "Rooster" -- with Alice in Chains & Duff McKagan "Alone" -- with Carrie Underwood "Magic Man" "Misty Mountain Hop" -- with Dave Navarro "Dreamboat Annie" "Barracuda"
Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Super Bowl GospelGladysKnight says she wants to "give the anthem back its voice" when she performs "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl next month.
The comment came in response to Variety asking the legendary singer what her stance is on how the NFL has treated former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The league's alleged mistreatment of Kaepernick over his decision to kneel during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice has effectively cost him his NFL career. It's also prompted harsh criticism from his supporters of Super Bowl halftime performers Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi, and is said to have prompted other music stars, including Rihanna, Cardi B and JAY Z, to decline invitations to appear during the game.
“I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice,” Knight wrote in her statement to Variety. “It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone."
Knight goes on to say, "I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life... I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII."
Knight's statement ends: “No matter who chooses to deflect with this narrative and continue to mix these two in the same message, it is not so and cannot be made so by anyone speaking it. I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us.”
Super Bowl 53 will take place at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz stadium February 3.
Robert Knight; ABC/Lou RoccoJourney guitarist Neal Schon has invited his former band mate Steve Perry to attend one of his new side project Journey Through Time's two recently announced shows, which will take place next month in California.
A post on Schon's Twitter feed reads, "here's an Open invitation to Steve Perry to come out on [either] the 22nd or 23rd would love to see you Steve."
Specifically, the concerts are scheduled for February 22 at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort in Jackson and February 23 at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
Schon's tweet links out to a recent video by prolific classic-rock-themed YouTube blogger The Real Music Observer, who suggested that Neal reach out to Steve and ask his old collaborator to join him at the gigs.
As previously reported, Journey Through Time also features original Journey and Santana singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, former Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake bassist Marco Mendoza, Aerosmith and Steven Tyler collaborator Marti Frederiksen on multiple instruments and Chris Collins on guitar and keyboards.
The band will be playing a mix of classics and deep cuts by Journey, as well as some Santana tunes. Tickets to both concerts are on sale now.
After Journey's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2017, Schon told multiple media outlets that he and Perry had reconnected and had spoken of meeting for coffee, but Neal revealed recently that he hadn't seen Steve since the ceremony.
Meanwhile, Perry, whose first solo album in more than 20 years, Traces, was released in October, told CBS Sunday Morning at that time that he wasn't interested in reuniting with Journey.
"I love going forward," he said." I love going to the edge of what's next, and for me that would be a return."
J&R AdventuresVeteran blues-rock keyboardist Reese Wynans, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan's band Double Trouble, will put out his debut solo album, Sweet Release, on March 1.
The album was produced by acclaimed blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, who plays on five of the record's 13 tracks. Sweet Release also features contributions from soul legend Sam Moore, Double Trouble's drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon and former Allman Brothers Band guitarists Warren Haynes and Jack Pearson -- plus Bonnie Bramlett, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eagles member Vince Gill and Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall.
Sweet Release includes covers by artists who inspired or worked with the 71-year-old Wynans over the course of his 50-year career. The title track is a 1969 song by Boz Scaggs, and the album also features four tunes previously recorded by Vaughan and Double Trouble: "Crossfire," "Say What," "Hard to Be" and "Riviera Paradise."
"I've never had an album out with my name on it before, so I'm very excited," Wynans notes. "I'd like this record to make people feel happy and celebrate the music. Because that's what we were doing."
Sweet Release's lead track is Winans' rendition of "Crossfire," which features Moore on lead vocals. The original song topped Billboard's rock chart in 1989. Fans can access a free download of the tune now at ReeseWynans.com and JBonamassa.com.
Wynans' many career highlights include playing with founding Allman Brothers members Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley on the late-'60s band The Second Coming, playing in the group Captain Beyond with ex-Deep Purple singer Rod Evans and contributing to three Carole King albums.
You can check out a behind-the-scenes video about the making of Sweet Release at Bonamassa's official YouTube channel.
Here's the album's track list:
"Crossfire" "Say What" "That Driving Beat" "You're Killing My Love" "Sweet Release" "Shape I'm In" "Hard to Be" "Riviera Paradise" "Take the Time" "So Much Trouble" "I've Got the Right to Be Blue" "Soul Island" "Blackbird"
Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCWanna see what Madonna was up to before she became a global superstar? A new docudrama about her pre-fame days, Madonna and the Breakfast Club, is set to be released in March.
The film follows the Queen of Pop when she was unknown musician in the ‘80s in New York City, performing with a pop group called the Breakfast Club. Madonna formed the group in 1979 with Dan Gilroy, who she was dating at the time, and she was alternately the band’s drummer, guitarist, keyboard player, songwriter and singer.
Madonna left the band before their first single was even released in 1984. The group later had a hit with “Right on Track,” which reached number seven on the Billboard chart in 1987.
The docudrama will feature reenacted scenes with actress Jamie Auld playing Madonna, as well as interviews with Gilroy, his brother Ed, and bandmate Gary Burke.
Madonna and the Breakfast Club will be available across digital and video on-demand platforms on March 12.