Huey Lewis was on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about his life and music. With the release of Weather today it marks a significant milestone for HLN. It has been ten (10) years since the release of Soulsville, ten (10) years! Boy, it feels like just yesterday we were awaiting that release.
Knowing that Huey has had some set backs with his hearing it came as no surprise that Weather would be a short release, being only seven (7) tracks long. But don’t let that stop you from listening to what is most definitely one of the best releases HLN has done in their career.
Her Love Is Killin’ Me music video is chalked full of special guests. Only Huey Lewis could pull off something like this! The new album has some many amazing songs that would be perfect for the band to perform live.
One can only hope his hearing does come back to where he is able to perform live again. After all, Huey said the next album would be called “Business”…. oh so fitting…
The News.. Sports… and Weather…..
Thanks for the music HLN, truly a band for the ages.
You can purchase Weather (CD) in stores today! (LP will be released within the next two (2) weeks.)
Hardline’s performance at Frontiers Rock Festival 2019 was, any hyperbole aside, one of a kind. The band not only performed a superb show, but also saw none other than original drummer Deen Castronovo jump behind the kit to play on selected tracks from the band’s debut album.
Hardline has been consistently touring in Europe the past few years and are a well oiled live machine. The show they put on at the legendary Live Club in Trezzo Sull’Adda has been hailed by many as one of their best in recent memory. With a solid rhythm section featuring powerhouse drummer Marco Di Salvia and Anna Portalupi, the multi-talented Alessandro Del Vecchio on keyboards and background vocals, stellar new guitarist Mario Percudani, and of course the inimitable Johnny Gioeli on vocals, Hardline rocked out hits from their debut album and played a selection of more recent hits from the last three albums.
The band says, “We are so excited to share our Hardline performance that was filmed and recorded live at the Frontiers Rock Festival 2019 We’ve always appreciated our work in the studio, but magic happens when we take the stage. We’ve wanted to capture the true essence and power of this line-up so that fans who can’t reach us in person can finally see us in the comfort of their home. “LIFE LIVE” speaks to the chemistry, fun and musical power we love to share with our audience. “Life,” our newest album, was released on the same weekend as the festival, which made an exciting preview of the songs in a packed house environment. We were amazed to hear the crowd’s reaction to the new songs and we knew at that moment, we made something special. Sit back, relax and enjoy one of our most memorable shows, and cherish with us a moment in time for all to remember. Hardline…..always moving forward…thanks to all the amazing fans around the world.”
A can’t miss even for fans new and old!
Line-up: Johnny Gioeli – Vocals Alessandro Del Vecchio – Keyboards, vocals Mario Percudani – Guitars, backing vocals Anna Portalupi – Bass Marco Di Salvia – Drums Deen Castronovo – Special Guest, Drums
Multi-Award winning Christian music singer/songwriter Matthew West will release a new project, Brand New, on February 14, 2020. Brand New will be his first album on Provident Label Group/Sony Music and his imprint Story House Music.
Exclusive signed copies are available for preorder on his official online store.
Track Listing is being unveiled little by little via amazon. At the time this news brief went live, the track listing is as follows. A total of 16 tracks will be on the album.
2. Brand New 3. What If 4. Walking Miracles 5. The God Who Stays 6. Grace Upon Grace 10. Truth Be Told
Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe nominated artist Matthew Morrison has partnered with Disney Music to release a fresh contemporary take on some of his favorite iconic Disney songs. “Disney Dreamin’ with Matthew Morrison” will feature material from beloved Disney classics such as Aladdin, Toy Story, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Tarzan and more.
“Funky, cool and bad,” is how Robert Cray describes his latest album, That’s What I Heard, out February 28. “I thought if it we could get this thing that Sam Cooke used to have, the kind of sound that early Sam Cooke records had, that we could pull this off,” says producer Steve Jordan.
Over the past four decades, Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots, blues, soul and R&B, with five Grammy wins, 20 acclaimed studio albums and a bundle of live albums that punctuate the Blues Hall of Famer’s career. On That’s What I Heard, Robert celebrates the music of Curtis Mayfield, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Sensational Nightingales and more, alongside four newly written songs. Listen to the first single “Anything You Want” here (by Robert Cray), available now on all streaming services.
Cray and Jordan go way back, having met during the making of the Chuck Berry documentary Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ Roll, in 1987. They started working together in 1999, when Jordan produced the Grammy-winning Take Your Shoes Off, and the recent Grammy-nominated LP, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm. That’s What I Heard is their sixth album. “Once you start working with Steve, it’s kind of hard to get away from him,” said Robert.
The music on That’s What I Heard falls into two camps, the sweet and the funky. Of the former, “You’re the One” comes from the Bobby “Blue” Bland songbook. “There’s this thing where I feel you kind of gotta get out of your own head when you’re covering one of your heroes,” Cray explained. “Bobby’s one of those. You just let yourself go, and do the song because you love it.”
Don Gardner’s “My Baby Likes to Boogaloo” and the Billy Sha-Rae minor hit, “Do It” are acknowledged rarities (the originals can be heard on the compilation, Groove & Grind: Rare Soul). “Do It” is leaner and meaner, the sort of bare-bones funk that defined the Detroit club sound in the early ’70s with Sha-Rae, Dennis Coffey, and Earl Van Dyke. Cray’s steamroller rendition gets a little extra push from guest guitarist Ray Parker, Jr., who played in Sha-Rae’s band as a teen.
“Burying Ground” is a sacred song from the Sensational Nightingales, inspired by Cray’s youth, when Sundays on the stereo were reserved for his parents’ gospel records. Curtis Mayfield wrote “You’ll Want Me Back” for Major Lance, and Cray wrote “To Be with You” for his late friend, Tony Joe White. “Hot” is another Cray original. “As for the lyrics, “We always say to ourselves, ‘I’m old, but I’m hot,’” he said, and laughed. Spotted hanging around the studio, Steve Perry sang harmony vocals on “Promises You Can’t Keep,” written by Steve Jordan, Kim Wilson and Danny Kortchmar.
That’s What I Heard Tracklist “Anything You Want” (Robert Cray) “Burying Ground” (traditional) “You’re The One” (Deadric Malone) “This Man” (Robert Cray) “You’ll Want Me Back” (Curtis Mayfield) “Hot” (Robert Cray) “Promises You Can’t Keep” (Steve Jordan/Danny Kortchmar/Kim Wilson) “To Be With You” (Robert Cray) “My Baby Likes To Boogaloo” (Don Gardner) “You Can’t Make Me Change” (Robert Cray) “Little Less Lonely” (Richard Cousins/Hendrix Ackle) “Do It” (Jack Ashford/Lorraine Chandler)
While it’s been nearly two decades since ’80s mainstay Huey Lewis & the News released an album’s worth of original material with 2001’s Plan B, Huey and the guys have proven that they still know how to craft catchy pop/rock numbers that stick with you long after the first listen. The band’s previous single Her Love Is Killin’ Me feels like it would be right at home on the seminal masterpiece that launched their careers – Sports.
Now right in time for the holiday season HLN have premiered the next single – While We’re Young over on their official YouTube channel. Featuring a seamless blend of guitars, horns and smooth harmonies if Her Love Is Killin’ Me plays like a long lost Sports outtake While We’re Young would have no problem fitting in on 1988’s vastly underrated Small World.
Weather is set for release on Valentine’s Day – February 14th, 2020.
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.”