Eagle Rock Entertainment is dipping back a bit in the Rolling Stones’ long history for Some Girls Live in Texas 1978. The DVD and Blu-Ray will be released on November 21.
Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 comes hot on the heels of the huge success of 2010′s Stones in Exile and Ladies & Gentlemen and marks the next stage in the Eagle Vision / Rolling Stones enterprise. Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 will be available on four different formats: DVD, Blu-ray, plus special edition DVD + CD and Blu-ray + CD digipack presentations including a reproduction tour program. Bonus features on all formats will include a new interview with Mick Jagger. Worldwide theatrical distribution deals including the US (in October 2011) will be announced soon.
Capturing The Rolling Stones at their live best, and fully restored to the highest level of picture and sound quality, Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 was filmed at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Forth Worth, Texas on July 18, 1978 on what many fans consider to be one of the band’s greatest tours. This was due to the band’s “back to basics” approach both musically and visually, as the shows were stripped back compared to previous tours, harnessing the new punk rock attitude of the late 70s.
Showcasing many songs from the Some Girls album, celebrated for being the Rolling Stones’ most direct and diverse collection of music, and which by the time the band arrived in Texas, had gone to the top of the US charts, this concert demonstrates the sheer force and raw energy of The Rolling Stones live on stage.
Originally shot on 16mm film, the concert footage has been carefully restored with the sound remixed and remastered by Bob Clearmountain from the original multi track tapes.
Lindsay Brown, Managing Director Operations & International for Eagle Rock said “Eagle is delighted to once again be working with the Rolling Stones on another landmark release highlighting an outstanding performance from the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.”
Let It Rock
All Down The Line
Honky Tonk Women
When The Whip Comes Down
Beast Of Burden
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
Far Away Eyes
Love In Vain
Sweet Little Sixteen
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Agnetha from Abba considers reunion. Agnetha Faltskog from ABBA has spoken about a reunion amid Royal Wedding rumours. Reports in the UK have suggested that the pop megastars may reunite for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding next year. Faltskog helped the rumours along by talking to Swedish newspaper The Local, saying she’d like to reunite with Benny, Bjorn and Frida. She said, ‘A reunion, an occasional opportunity, maybe in connection with a charity event, I believe we could consider it. We would not reunite for a tour like the Rolling Stones and other old bands do now. ‘However, I could see us doing something together in the future. It is just a feeling I have that it would be fun to get together, talk a bit about the past and maybe perform together.’ Our source tould us that other stars tipped to perform at the Royal Wedding include Elton John and Paul McCartney.
Black Eyed Peas To Headline Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show. While the headliners of the Super Bowl halftime show in recent years have had a median age of over 60 years old, this year’s show is thinking younger. The multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning Black Eyed Peas will perform. The Black Eyed Peas’ performance on the Super Bowl halftime show, the most-watched musical event in television, is their first and is set to reach over 150 million viewers in the U.S. alone. The show is broadcast worldwide. They’ll perform a medley of hits, which is sure to include #1s like “I Gotta Feeling” and their latest, “The Time (Dirty Bit).” Their brand new album, “The Beginning,” hits stores Tuesday, November 30th. Included in the purchase of a copy of “The Beginning” is the chance to be a special guest of The Black Eyed Peas at the halftime show, airing live from Cowboys Stadium in North Texas during the Dallas Cowboys vs New Orleans Saints game. The Black Eyed Peas join a list of legendary acts who have headlined the half time show recently, including The Who, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, Paul McCartney, and the Rolling Stones. The Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show, starring the Black Eyed Peas, airs Sunday, February 6th during the Super Bowl
The Rolling Stones Celebrate Thanksgiving With VH1 And Palladia. This month is the Turkey holiday of Thanksgiving. While many people will be thinking of three big Fs – food, family and football – this year’s Thanksgiving should make people think about one other thing: music. VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia are collaborating to put on three different music specials on three different days during Thanksgiving week highlighting the best of the legendary The Rolling Stones. Two initial world television premiere documentaries will lead up to a third premiere of “VH1 Rock Doc: Shine A Light.” On Wednesday, Nov. 24th, VH1 Classic will show the pivotal documentary “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” the acclaimed film directed by Hal Ashby. The documentary shows a performance from the Stones’ 1981 tour, including performances of classics from their album “Some Girls,” including “Just My Imagination,” “Beast of Burden” and “Some Girls.” The next day, Thanksgiving, VH1 Classic and Palladia will show “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones.” Following that taped concert will be “In Rehearsal: The Rolling Stones at Montreux,” hosted by VH1 Classic Rock Night radio show host Eddie Webb. Finally, on Black Friday, Nov.26th, VH1 will end its Rolling Stones-athon with the world premiere of the VH1 Rock Doc called “Shine a Light.” The 2008 documentary directed by Martin Scorsese documents The Rolling Stones’ 2006 Beacon Theater performance in New York City on their “A Bigger Bang Tour,” which will feature special guest performers on stage with the band, including Jack White, Buddy Guy and Christina Aguilera
Reef announce tour dates. After a glorious and effortless run of shows this Spring and some select festival appearances over the summer, including the storming home-coming frenzy on the Saturday afternoon at Glastonbury , the West Country’s favourite sons will head out again on the road this autumn. Having enjoyed the best gigs and festivals appearances of their lives and really appreciated the fervent support from the fans on their sold out April shows, Gary, Jack, Kenwyn and Dom have decided it was too much fun not to do it all over again. REEF formed in 1993, signing to Sony imprint S2 Records the following year. Their debut 1995 album REPLENISH achieved Gold status and saw the band play shows with the Rolling Stones, Paul Weller and Soundgarden. The follow up to Replenish, 1997′s GLOW stormed the UK Charts at Number 1 and included the single ‘Place Your Hands’. In 1999 the band released RIDES (George Drakoulias) and in the same year the band saw off the likes of Oasis and Pulp to win the Music Industry’s Soccer Six competition. Rides was followed by the poppier sounding GETAWAY produced by Al Clay (Pixies, Stereophonics) in 2000 which was most notable for the single ‘Set The Record Straight’. Always a favourite at shows and Festivals alike, the band made many high profile appearances during this period, including Glastonbury and Reading festivals. TOGETHER – THE BEST OF REEF was released by S2 in 2003. It was around then that he band decided to take an extended break from Reef. They have been working on several projects in the interim including Dominic playing with Mick Jones (The Clash) and Tony James (Gen X) in Carbon/Silicon and Gary and Jack forming THEM IS ME and releasing their debut album in 2008 and now the new StringerBessant album Yard which will be released in July 2010 on Xtra Mile Recordings.
26 Truro HALL FOR CORNWALL
27 Portsmouth PYRAMID CENTER
02 London KENTISH TOWN FORUM
03 Wolverhampton WULFREN HALL
04 Nottingham ROCK CITY
Ronnie Wood’s new album is ‘all about girls’. The Rolling Stones guitarist has had a turbulent two years, in which he left his wife of 23 years Jo for teenage waitress Katia Ivanova, split from Katia, finalised his divorce from Jo, gone to rehab twice and then start a relationship with Brazilian beauty Ana Araujo, 30. Although the 63-year-old musician says his LP ‘I Feel Like Playing’ is about his lovers, he insists he doesn’t reference specific relationships, as they all merge. He explained: ‘The songs are all about girls, but which girls? They all get mixed up. All my life there’s always been an ex-wife or a girlfriend. Despite the upheavals in his personal life, now sober Ronnie says recording the album gave him an enormous sense of freedom. He said: ‘ was living with a young girl, all my kids had grown up and it was a powerful feeling of freedom. Dad was off to follow his destiny, whatever it may be.’ ‘I Feel Like Playing’ is released today.
Johnny Marr, Bad Lieutenant and Ian Brown cover 60s classics on charity album. Bad Lieutenant and Johnny Marr are amongst the artists commiting themselves to record to support Centrepoint. The album is called ’1969: Key To Change’ and features a whole bunch of artists recording their favourite songs from the year that brought the sixties to a close. Not only did the year end an era, but it was also the year Centrepoint was founded to help the homeless youth of the UK.
The full track listing is:
The Feeling – ‘In The Year 2525′ (originally by Zager & Evans)
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – ‘Space Oddity’ (originally by David Bowie)
Speech Debelle – ‘Give Peace A Chance’ (originally by John Lennon)
Mick Hucknall – ‘Chains Of Love’ (originally by J.J. Barnes)
Jools Holland and Ruby Turner – ‘You Are So Beautiful’ (originally by Billy Preston)
Frank Turner – ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ (originally by The Four Tops)
Chris Difford – ‘What Goes On’ (originally by The Velvet Underground)
Johnny Marr – ‘Tendency To Be Free’ (originally by Rabbit Mackay & Somic Rhythm Boyze)
Kevin and Galen Ayers – ‘Girl On A Swing’ (originally by Kevin Ayers)
Hard-Fi – ’1969′ (originally by The Stooges)
Pleasure Mob – ‘Gimme Shelter’ (originally by The Rolling Stones)
Bad Lieutenant – ‘In The Ghetto’ (originally by Elvis Presley)
Ian Brown – ‘In The Year 2525′ (originally by Zager & Evans)
Annie Nightingale’s to celebrate 40 years at BBC Radio 1. Annie Nightingale’s four decades at the station with night programmes dedicated to her outstanding broadcasting career. Since becoming BBC Radio 1′s first female DJ in 1970 Annie has been at the forefront of new and groundbreaking music in the UK, with a rare ability to move with the times and appeal to new audiences throughout the years. From Punk rock and New wave to Acid House and modern Breaks, Bassline and Drum & Bass, Annie has brought the music of hundreds of artists and bands to millions of listeners ‘ in her own irreverent style. Along with her status as BBC Radio 1′s longest serving presenter, Annie’s career has taken her on the road with some of the most iconic bands in history, including The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Police. She continues to travel all over the world to DJ at international clubs and festivals, and is known as Queen of the Breaks for her championing of breaks, bass, beats and mixes in her current weekly BBC Radio 1 show and beyond.
The Who to tour Quadrophenia. Roger Daltrey says that The Who will tour in 2011, and incorporate Quadrophenia. Speaking to Billboard, Daltrey spoke of wanting to tour in the second half of 2011. Contrary to their former ‘dying before they get old’ edict, Daltrey now says, ‘We definitely don’t want to stop. We feel it’s the role of the artist to go all the way through life ’til you can’t do it anymore.’ He suggested that they’d incorporate parts of their 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia into next year’s tour. They haven’t performed the songs since 1994 and Daltrey suggested that the plot may need a clarification and an update. He said, “For the newcomers, it was narratively a bit of a puzzle, what Pete and I were to this guy on the screen. It needs a revamp.” The tour would be the first run of shows for the band since 2007.
Thirty Seconds To Mars massive tour. Fast on their way to becoming one of the world’s biggest bands, Thirty Seconds To Mars’ status in the UK has already been proven with shows this year that include a sold-out arena tour as well as a headline slot on the second stage at Download Festival. Their undeniable popularity continues to grow with the confirmation of their biggest UK tour to date which commences at the end of November. The tour, including a show at London’s 02 Arena on November 30th, will see the band play to a combined audience of over 50,000 people (support provided by Enter Shikari).
29th – The Brighton Centre
30th – London, The O2 Arena
1st – Birmingham, NIA
3rd – Aberdeen, AECC
4th – Manchester, Central
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 18th June at a price of £23.50 for London and £22 for all other dates. www.gigsandtours.com & www.ticketmaster.co.uk Aside from the arena shows and Download, Thirty Seconds To Mars are also set to play further festival dates at Oxegen and T in the Park. Thirty Seconds To Mars will follow their triumphant Download set with the July 19th release of the new single ‘Closer To The Edge’. Co-produced by Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails), Steve Lillywhite (The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel) and Thirty Seconds To Mars, the uplifting ‘Close To The Edge’ is led by Jared Leto’s soaring vocals and backed with an undercurrent of electronic flourishes. Taken from the global hit album ‘This is War’, ‘Close to The Edge’ features backing vocals courtesy of the band’s fan community The Echelon, who contributed to the album’s recording during sessions in nine different countries stretching from America to Australia. Formed by brothers Jared and Shannon Leto and completed by Tomo Milicevic, Thirty Seconds To Mars have won numerous awards and accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMAs, an MTV Latin and Asia Award, a Fuse Award, and three Kerrang! Awards.