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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.”

Pretty Maids Member Ronnie has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer

We are sorry to announce bad news

Our brother Ronnie has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer…

This means we will have to cancel all shows announced until the end of January 2020 and we’re all sorry for the inconvenience that might bring. 
Right now all plans are on hold, so for the moment we can’t say much more due to the current situation but we will keep you updated. 

ALL focus is now on Ronnie’s health and undergoing treatment.
We hope for your love and understanding.
/Ken, Rene, Chris and Allan

Ronnies open letter:

STATEMENT

It’s scary how your world can be turned upside down in a couple of weeks.

I went to my doctor for a routine check complaining about some back pains in mid-August.
I then went through numerous scans, bronchoscopy, biopsies etc. and spent a lot of time waiting for answers in uncertainty.
And so finally three weeks ago I found myself diagnosed with lung cancer.

Now this has by all means been a shock to me, my family and those close to me since it came totally unexpected without any typical symptoms and everything just happened and developed so fast lately.

I’m already in treatment and underwent surgery two weeks ago, then spend some 10 days in hospital with pneumonia as a consequence apparently linked to the surgery.

According to the medical staff my prospects are good considering it’s lung cancer. However, I will have to undertake further treatment the next couple of months to be on the safe side.

This means that I unfortunately will have to step back from most musical activities concerts etc. for an indefinite period of time.

I’m going into this with a positive mindset and with the continuing love and support from my family and friends I’m determined to battle this disease the best I can -God willing!

LOVE ❤️
Ronnie Atkins

Steve Perry – Traces One Year Later

October 5, 2018 saw the third solo studio album released by Steve Perry. His first official solo album release in 24 years, following 1994’s For the Love of Strange Medicine. Of course Steve would be part of the album release Trial By Fire in 1996 during an extremely short Journey reunion. Following that up in 1998 with a few solo “film” tunes on the soundtrack for Quest for Camelot.

Honestly if you followed Steve like a hawk he was still dabbling in and out of music studios working with other musicians in the 2000’s. Granted none of the material was released on his own solo albums or remasters. These tracks would be on multiple upcoming artists. He contributed his vocals to the backgrounds mostly.

So that’s the extremely short version of Steve Perry’s history from 1994 – 2000’s… However, clearly the biggest news was that of his August 14th, 2018 release of No Erasin’. This would be the first single to be released from Traces.

Alright…so after a few singles and videos posted online. October 5th, 2018 was here. Jere and myself had been tipped off for years about Steve working with random artists so a full studio album to us just seemed like it was absolutely possible. With remasters in the works it all made a lot of sense! Ok, so we had to wait till 2018 but here it came!

Traces to me is the heartbreaking album that made the most sense for Steve to release. It is nothing short of a heartache and dark undertones. Are there some lights on at the end of the tunnel? No doubt about it! Steve had some wonderful twists and play on words added to Traces to give the listener a positive movement as well. But again the sadness is there and if you have ever lost anyone in your life this album brings a lot of those feelings back full circle.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more honest album then that of Traces. And yes I’m an extreme Steve Perry fanboy… so lets just get that reminder out there. I just couldn’t help but get caught up in the pallet of words used. Some wanted more rock.. others love the ballads. Does everyone want a few tracks like Sun Shines Gray? Umm.. yes! But you have got to remember this album wasn’t about one specific genre of music. It was in fact a pallet of emotions put together to give you the sense of where Steve was and how he’s trying to climb back out of the darkness. This is not the easiest thing to do. And again if you’ve personally lost someone in your life then you can easily relate. Those who have not will and have blown off this album has a satire or shadow of what was one of the greatest vocalists in rock history. In my opinion.. people who “don’t understand” this album are not looking deep enough. There’s so much more than just the lyrics. There’s the soft stillness and rough edges as if a piece of paper had been torn a part several times. As a whole it is paper.. torn a part it’s still paper.. but it takes time to mend things back together. And sometimes things don’t always come back.

As I sit in my office chair and listen to Traces on LP from start to finish at 1:00am one year after it was originally released I still believe this is the most beautiful album Steve has released in his career. From the straight forward opener of No Erasin’ to the devastating Most of All and making the turn to Sun Shines Gray you as the listener have been guided. You can’t erase the past..you can always remember your “most of all” and even in the darkness the Sun Shines Gray. It may be bleak but there are still moments of happiness out there in life. And as Steve ends the album with some additional uplifting ballads, you know he’s going to be as good as he possibly can be in his life. One year later.. this album still speaks volumes to me about how fragile life is and how it changes in a blink of an eye.

Is this album autobiographical? I would say without question these songs come straight from Steve’s soul. So for those who continue to wait for Steve to do a live show… remember.. it could happen.. but it may not.. and that is ok. After all this wasn’t about a comeback. This wasn’t about a final curtain call. This was about sharing a loss, going through a grieving process and hopefully in the end finding some sort of peace with the decisions made.. in the past.. in the present.. and in the future.