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Bryan Adams Gifts Fans New Christmas EP Featuring ‘Joe And Mary’

Bryan Adams has today (15) unveiled his new Christmas EP, a festive five-track release via Polydor Records. It includes two brand new recordings by the Canadian rock star and photographer, plus three previously released holiday recordings.

The lead track on the EP is ‘Joe and Mary,’ an original track from the Grammy-winning Adams, for which a video will be released soon. The other new recording is his version of ‘Must Be Santa’, the Bill Fredericks/Hal Moore song covered by Bob Dylan on his 2009 festive release Christmas In The Heart. These are accompanied by the previously released ‘Christmas Time’, ‘Reggae Christmas’ and ‘Merry Christmas’.

“I’m excited to be releasing this Christmas EP,” says Adams. “It was fun to record some new tracks and make a video for ‘Joe and Mary.’ I can’t wait for everyone to hear them, alongside some of my classic Christmas songs.”

Joe & Mary – YouTube

Beck Unveils EP Recorded at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios

Beck has released a new extended play, recorded at Prince’s legendary Paisley Park Studios. The Paisley Park Sessions EP features renditions of Beck’s “Where It’s At” and “Up All Night” along with a medley of Prince covers, including “Kiss,” “Raspberry Beret” and “1999.”

“I’ve heard the name since I was a child, of Paisley Park,” Beck says in a behind-the-scenes interview. “It’s special to be here and see it in person. Every studio has its own life to it, kind of special energy. It felt very creative. I didn’t have any expectations of what I wanted to happen, it was just kind of coming in here and seeing where it took us, and it was surprising.”

On his selection of Prince covers, he says, “It’s impossible to choose a cover of Prince. He’s a big influence for me, an inspiration.”

The EP is now available exclusively on Amazon Music, but you can watch a video of its recording process above.

Beck is releasing his next album, Hyperspace, on November 22nd. It follows 2017’s Colors.

Behind The Paisley Park Sessions – YouTube

Shania Twain To Perform At AMA’s

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that five-time American Music Awards winner and the top-selling female country artist of all-time, Shania Twain, will take the stage at the “2019 American Music Awards” to perform a medley of her greatest hits. The performance will mark Twain’s return to the American Music Awards stage for the first time since 2003.

The global superstar, who kicks off “Shania Twain ‘Let’s Go!’ The Vegas Residency” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, Dec. 6, joins previously announced performers Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Lizzo and Thomas Rhett, as well as Taylor Swift, the “2019 American Music Awards” Artist of the Decade award recipient. The “2019 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.

Today’s Quick Links

Lots of YouTube links below. Trying to play catch up with the recent releases and other news, enjoy.

Steve Perry Releases “Silver Bells” EP!

“The holidays are certainly a wonderful time of the year filled with many emotions. I’m very happy to share with you one of my favorite holiday songs, “Silver Bells” but done with my love for R&B mixed in, along with a new remix of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” I hope it brings a smile to you and yours in this holiday season!” 
— Steve

Silver Bells (Edit) – YouTube

Cimorelli Release “Believe In You”

Growing up can be tough, and sometimes you just need a big sister to help you through it. In Believe in You, the six Cimorelli sisters share their experiences and accumulated wisdom on everything from dating and friendship to faith and family.

As Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani tour the world with their music and read their social media messages, they meet and hear from thousands of girls sharing their hearts. Now, in Believe in You, the sisters are connecting with young women who have the same concerns.

The teen years may be difficult, confusing, awkward and scary, but it’s a lot better when you have someone to go to for advice and some positive, encouraging words. Reading Believe in You is like receiving a big hug and the assurance that you never, ever have to try to change who you genuinely are to be like someone else. You are amazing and unique!

Unreleased Eddie Money Lyrics – 94.7 WCSX

“Hey, It’s Big Jim – I was at Andiamo a couple of years ago to see Eddie Money when something happened that (to be honest) I had totally forgotten about. After the show we went back to say goodbye to Eddie when my buddy Bill Moesta noticed this notepad sitting there…Eddie left and I told Bill to grab the lyrics. We had totally forgotten about them until Bill found them in his basement.”