Entertainment OneAce Frehley has just released a new studio album, Spaceman, the founding KISS guitarist's third solo effort in four years.
Frehley tells ABC Radio that his "creativity is at a real high," which he credits to his 12 years of sobriety.
"This album was effortless for me," says Ace. "I didn't struggle writing lyrics or...doing guitar solos. They just flowed out of me."
Meanwhile, Spaceman undoubtedly will excite KISS fans, because it features two tracks that Frehley co-wrote with Gene Simmons, who also named the album and plays bass on one song.
Frehley explains that the collaboration came out of an appearance he made at one of Simmons' "Vault Experience" events in Los Angeles.
"[W]e had a lot of fun that day," Ace recalls. "[And] I figured he owes me…because I did that for free."
Frehley says shortly after the event, he invited Simmons to come work on some music with him at his home studio, and within three or four hours they'd written the songs "Your Wish Is My Command" and "Without You I'm Nothing."
Ace says working with Simmons was "pretty painless," while maintaining that Gene is "one of the most underrated bass players."
Frehely wrote or co-wrote all but one of Spaceman's nine songs, a cover of the 1984 Eddie Money hit "I Wanna Go Back." Frehley says he decided to record that song after watching the video on YouTube and realizing he felt a connection to the tune's theme of revisiting the past.
Speaking about connecting to the past, Frehley tells ABC Radio that fans have been drawing favorable comparisons between Spaceman and his self-titled 1978 debut album. Ace admits that as a nod to the Ace Frehley album, he put the same number of songs on Spaceman...nine.
Columbia RecordsA new theatrical film inspired by Bob Dylan's classic 1975 album Blood on the Tracks is in the works, Variety reports.
The film will be directed by Luca Guadagnino, who received an Oscar nomination for his work on the 2017 romantic drama Call Me by Your Name.
The movie's script will be written by Richard LaGravenese, and is based on an idea by Rodrigo Teixiera, head of the RT Features production company. LaGravenese previously wrote screenplays for, among other films, The Fisher King, The Bridges of Madison County and the HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.
"Bringing this project to life is a dream to me," says Teixeira "We worked for a very long time to find the right way into Bob Dylan's work and having collaborators such as Luca and Richard are an absolute privilege."
Blood on the Tracks, which is widely considered among Dylan's finest albums, reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and featured such enduring songs as "Tangled Up in Blue," "Simple Twist of Fate" and "Shelter from the Storm." It's sold more than two million copies in the U.S. to date.
As previously reported, a new box set called More Blood, More Tracks, featuring outtakes, demos and alternate versions of songs from the Blood on the Tracks sessions, will be released on November 2. The collection is the 14th volume of Dylan's Bootleg Series.
MPL/Capitol/UMePaul McCartney continues his ongoing Archive Collection reissue campaign with the December 7 release of expanded versions of his first two albums with his post-Beatles band Wings: Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway.
A super deluxe box set titled Wings 1971-1973 featuring both expanded reissues, plus bonus live recordings and memorabilia also will be available that day.
Released in December '71, Wild Life was Wings' debut album. It yielded no hits, but peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200. The deluxe reissue is a three-CD/DVD set featuring a remastered version of the album; 25 bonus tracks including rough mixes, single edits, B-sides, demos and other material; and rare video footage, including acoustic home performances, rehearsals and more.
Red Rose Speedway, which was released in April '73, reached #1 on the Billboard 200, bolstered by McCartney's chart-topping ballad "My Love." The deluxe reissue is a six-disc set featuring three CDs, two DVDs and a Blu-ray.
The CDs features a newly remastered edition of the album and 30-plus bonus tracks, including a recreation of the originally conceived double-album version of the release, plus singles, B-sides, alternate mixes and more.
The DVDs and Blu-ray contain a bounty of rare footage, including the 1973 U.K. TV special James Paul McCartney, interviews, music videos and an unreleased, partly animated concert film titled The Bruce McMouse Show.
Both deluxe packages also include 128-page hardbound books and download cards.
The Wings 1971-1973 box set is an 11-disc collection featuring the two deluxe reissues, plus an exclusive live album titled Wings over Europe boasting 20 previously unreleased performances recorded during the band's 1972 tour. Also included: a 96-page photo book, a replica tour program and more.
Shakey Pictures Records/RepriseA new archival Neil Young compilation titled Songs for Judy, featuring acoustic performances from his 1976 solo tour, will be released on CD and digitally on November 30. A vinyl version will follow on December 14.
The album features 22 songs culled from 11 different concerts, including shows in New York City, Boston, Atlanta and Chicago. The performances were recorded on cassette by Young's longtime photographer and archivist Joel Bernstein, who served as Neil's guitar tech throughout the trek.
The album was curated by Bernstein and rock journalist/film director Cameron Crowe, who traveled on Young's tour bus during the outing. In a new essay posted on the Neil Young Archives site, Crowe and Bernstein share their recollections of the trek and describe how they painstakingly went through the recordings of the shows to put together an "'essential' audio compilation" from the tour.
Songs for Judy's title comes from a monologue Young gave during a concert in Atlanta -- which is used to kick off the album -- where he muses about Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz.
"The album is quite unique and I think the period was very well captured in the sound and performances," says Neil. "It was a moment in time, and it's easy to tell why it's called Songs for Judy."
The record features a mix of well-known songs, gems and rarities from throughout Young's career. It includes a song called "No One Seems to Know" that hasn't appeared on any other release by Neil.
A version of Young's tune "Campaigner," recorded at a show in Boston, has been released as a digital single in advance of Songs for Judy, and fans pre-ordering the album will receive a free instant download of the track.
Here's the full Songs for Judy track list:
"Songs for Judy" Intro -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (late show) "Too Far Gone" -- Boulder, CO, 11/6 "No One Seems to Know" -- Boulder, CO, 11/7 "Heart of Gold" -- Fort Worth, TX, 11/10 "White Line" -- Fort Worth, TX, 11/10 "Love Is a Rose" -- Houston, TX, 11/11 "After the Gold Rush" -- Houston, TX, 11/11 "Human Highway" -- Madison, WI, 11/14 "Tell Me Why" -- Chicago, IL, 11/15 (late show) "Mr. Soul" -- New York, NY, 11/20 (early show) "Mellow My Mind" -- New York, NY, 11/20 (early show) "Give Me Strength" -- New York, NY, 11/20 (late show) "Man Needs a Maid" -- New York, NY, 11/20 (late show) "Roll Another Number" -- Boston, MA, 11/22 (late show) "Journey Through the Past" -- Boston, MA, 11/22 (late show) "Harvest" -- Boston, MA, 11/22 (late show) "Campaigner" -- Boston, MA, 11/22 (late show) "Old Laughing Lady" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (early show) "The Losing End" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (late show) "Here We Are in the Years" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (late show) "The Needle and the Damage Done" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (early show) "Pocahontas" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (late show) "Sugar Mountain" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (late show)
ABC/Randy Holmes; Henry DiltzThe nominees have been announced for the 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, which honor "musical excellence in visual media," and among the veteran artists who will be competing for trophies are Elton John, David Crosby, Chaka Khan, Patti Smith and Annie Lennox.
Elton and his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin received a nod in the Original Song -- Animated Film category for "Stronger Than I Ever Was," a tune they wrote for the movie Sherlock Gnomes that was performed by Mary J. Blige.
Crosby and Lennox both will vie for the Original Song -- Independent Film honor. Crosby nod is for "Home Free," a tune he wrote and performed that's featured in the film Little Pink House. Lennox's nomination is for "Requiem for a Private War," a song that the Eurythmics singer penned and sang that appears in the flick A Private War.
Khan and Smith are in the running for the Original Song -- Documentary award. Khan was nominated along with Quincy Jones and others for "Keep Reachin'," which was featured in the doc Quincy. Patti was acknowledged for "These Are the Words," a song she co-wrote that was featured in Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.
Quincy, a biographical profile of Jones, also was nominated for the Music Documentary/Special Program prize.
This year's Hollywood Music in Media Awards will be held November 14 at The Avalon in Los Angeles. A portion of the proceeds raised by the event will go to support music education.
RhinoOver the last couple of years, several albums have been released featuring classic recordings by legendary artists such as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin and The Beach Boys that have been augmented with new orchestral accompaniment. Now, a new compilation called 80s Symphonic gathering together 15 hits from the 1980s by various artists also updated with new orchestral arrangements will be released on CD and digitally on November 9.
Among the songs on the album are David Bowie's "Let's Dance," Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is," The Cars' "Drive," Chicago's "Hard Habit to Break" and Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do with It." Other artists whose tunes are given the symphonic treatment include Simple Minds, a-ha and Roxette. The new tracks boast vocals and other elements from the original songs combined with newly recorded performances by the 48-piece London Studio Orchestra.
Fourteen of the tracks were produced by Andy Wright with symphonic and string arrangements by his collaborator Sam Swallow. Wright previously has worked with Simple Minds, Eurythmics and many others. "Let's Dance" was produced by Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers, who also produced the original 1983 version of the song.
"My work with David Bowie and specifically 'Let's Dance' is sacrosanct to me so when I was asked by David's family and [the Warner Bros. label] to add orchestration to the original recording I approached it with extreme trepidation," Rodgers admits. "In fact my only concern was to protect David's artistic vision and integrity. In the end I'm very grateful that we did this, as I believe anyone who loves the original will be excited by it. I'm certain David would approve from above."
A two-LP vinyl version of 80s Symphonic will be released on December 7.
Here's the full track list:
"Let's Dance" -- David Bowie "Take On Me" -- a-ha "Alive & Kicking" -- Simple Minds "Vienna" -- Ultravox "The Killing Moon" -- Echo & the Bunnymen "Smalltown Boy" -- Bronski Beat "What Is Love?" -- Howard Jones "What's Love Got to Do with It" -- Tina Turner "Holding Back the Years" -- Simply Red "Josephine" -- Chris Rea "Hard Habit to Break" -- Chicago "It Must Have Been Love" -- Roxette "I Want to Know What Love Is" -- Foreigner "Drive" -- The Cars "2000 Miles" -- Pretenders
Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/ UMeA previously unreleased version of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" has been given its premiere on RollingStone.com.
This version will appear on the upcoming deluxe reissue of the Beatles' 1968 self-titled double album, a.k.a. The White Album. Identified as "Acoustic Version, Take 2," it features George Harrison singing and playing acoustic guitar while being accompanied by Paul McCartney on harmonium.
The track was recorded on July 25, 1968, about two months before the completion of the final, electrified version, which features a famous solo by Harrison's pal Eric Clapton.
In the stripped-down rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," McCartney is apparently still trying to learn the song, and Harrison can be heard saying to the Abbey Road Studios crew, "Maybe you'd have to give him his own mic." This version of the song also features some lyrics that George later discarded.
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic Version, Take 2)" will be made available as a free instant download starting at midnight on Friday, October 19, to those pre-ordering the deluxe reissue of "The White Album" online.
In addition to that recording, the White Album reissue will also include a jam featuring all of four Beatles playing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with Clapton. During the track, Harrison stops the recording after he struggles singing a high note. He quips, "It's okay. I tried to do a Smokey [Robinson], and I just aren't Smokey."
The reissue will be released in multiple formats on November 9.
As previously announced, the Super Deluxe reissue of The White Albumcontains a new stereo mix of the record, 50 studio session outtakes, 27 raw recordings known "The Esher Demos," a Blu-ray audio disc, a 168-page hardback book and more.
As previously reported, the film starts Rami Malek as singer Freddie Mercury, Gwilym Lee as May, Ben Hardy as Taylor and Joseph Mazzello as bassist John Deacon.
In the two-minute clip, titled "Becoming Queen," the actors discuss their experience and the challenges they faced playing the rock legends, while May and Taylor talk about how they coached Lee and Hardy, respectively, so that their performances would be believable.
May reveals, "I showed [Lee] a few licks and he got very into it." He adds, "I do kind of believe he's me."
Taylor, meanwhile, points out that he taught Hardy "just a few visual tricks," then notes, "Learning how to actually play the drums does take years," as May responds, jokingly, with a chuckle, "Really?!"
As for how he felt about the performances, May declares, "The four guys who plays us are phenomenal. They completely lived it. They became us. It just sent shivers up your spine."
In the beginning of the preview, Malek says, "When you set out to play Queen you think, 'How am I ever going to fill those shoes?'" Later on in the clip, he admits, "There were moments where I said, 'Nope, that's never gonna happen.' But ultimately…we pulled it off.'"
As you'd expect, the video also offers glimpses of a variety of scenes from the movie. Bohemian Rhapsody follows Queen from the band's beginning to its historic performance at the 1985 Live Aid festival at London's Wembley Stadium.
Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesThe three surviving original Kinks members -- brothers Ray and Dave Davies and drummer Mick Avory -- reunited in public for the first time since 2005 on Wednesday at the 2018 Q Awards ceremony, held at the historic Roundhouse venue in London.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers were on hand to accept the Q Classic Album award for their acclaimed 1968 record, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society. The album will be reissued as a deluxe box set on October 26 in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
U2's Bono and The Who's Roger Daltrey also took part in the event, serving as presenters. Other winners included Iggy Pop, Nile Rodgers, Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch and ex-Jam frontman Paul Weller.
The Q Awards are organized by popular U.K. music magazine Q. Check out the full list of winners at BauerMedia.co.uk.
The last time the Davies brothers appeared together with Avory in public was at the 2005 U.K. Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Original Kinks bassist Pete Quaife also was on hand for that event. Sadly, Quaife died in 2010.
As previously reported, Ray and Dave Davies have both revealed in recent interviews that they're planning to discuss a possible Kinks reunion project. The band broke up in 1996.
Epic RecordsMariah Carey has released yet another new track from her upcoming album, Caution.
The slow jam track, "The Distance," features rapper Ty Dolla $ign, and features Mariah singing about a love that endures despite people's disapproval.
"People saying what we have is over/But the hate only made us get closer/And closer," sings Mariah. "Said we couldn't go the distance/Look at us, we're going the distance/They just wanna be us/They don't wanna see us going the distance/for life, for life."
Thematically, the song is similar to Mariah's previous single, "With You," in which she sings about two people who've weathered multiple hardships but are still in love.
Caution is due November 16. If you pre-order it now, you'll instantly score "With You," "The Distance," and the first track Mariah released from the project, "GTFO."
Jed Jacobsohn/Getty ImagesThe Detroit Pistons paid tribute to Aretha Franklin Wednesday night prior to their NBA season opening game against the Brooklyn Nets at Little Caesars Arena.
Following a moment of silence, Hall of Famer Isaiah Thomas, who led the Pistons to two NBA championships, remembered the Queen of Soul in a pre-game ceremony.
“I’m gonna miss you Aretha,” Thomas said with tears in his eyes. “I’m going to miss our phone calls. I’m going to miss your words of wisdom and advice. The world is going to miss you. I want you to know I love you. The world loves you, and most importantly Aretha, Detroit loves you.”
After his speech, a recording of Aretha singing the national anthem at the 2004 NBA finals in Detroit was played.
As previously reported, Detroit State Representative Fred Durhal III proposed that Lodge Freeway in the city be renamed the Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway. Last year, the Detroit City Council designated a downtown street as Aretha Franklin Way. Following the singer's death on August 16, the council voted to change the name of the Chene Park concert venue to the Aretha Louise Franklin Amphitheater.
Courtesy of Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney recently debuted three separate videos for his new single, "Come On to Me," each one featuring a different night-shift worker who lip-syncs and dances to the tune. Now an official clip combining segments of the previous videos has premiered at the rock legend's official website and YouTube channel.
The new "Come On to Me" clip jumps between the three storylines, which follow Fred "Little Freddie" Maxwell, an after-hours department-store security guard; Ali Almohri, who works in his family's food truck; and Elsa Morales, a cleaning woman in an executive office building.
As previously reported, all three videos feature the workers enthusiastically singing and dancing alone to McCartney's upbeat, suggestive song while at their places of employment.
The video's director, TG Herrington, found the three clips' stars, none of whom are professional actors or dancers.
As previously reported, in conjunction with the "Come On to Me" videos, McCartney has launched a competition asking fans to film themselves singing and dancing to the song, and then post their clips to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #COTMChallenge. Sounds like we might be seeing yet another "Come On to Me" video soon.
"Come On to Me" appears on Sir Paul's recently released studio album, Egypt Station.
Credit: Erik KabikSantana recently extended their long-running Las Vegas residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into early 2019, and now the band has added a new series of dates for May of next year.
The eight new performances of "An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live" are scheduled for May 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25 and 26.
Tickets for Santana's newly announced House of Blues Las Vegas gigs will go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 19, at 10 a.m. PT at HouseofBlues.com/Santana, MandalayBay.com, LiveNation.com and by calling 800-745-3000.
Various pre-sale options also are available; visit Santana.com for more details.
Carlos Santana and his band's next Las Vegas engagement kicks off October 31 and runs through November 11. The early-2019 residency is scheduled from January 23 through February 2.
Santana currently has no other concerts on its itinerary besides the Vegas residency dates.
Here are all of the band's upcoming performances:
October 31 November 2, 3-4, 7, 9-11
2019: January 23, 25-27, 30-31 February 1-2 May 15, 17-19, 22, 24-26
Credit: Timothy WhiteJames Taylor grew up in North Carolina, and his hometown area was devastated recently by Hurricane Florence. Now, the folk-rock legend has partnered with The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to launch the "James Taylor Million Meals Challenge," which will provide food, water and supplies to those displaced by the storm in more than 20 counties in the state.
Taylor has posted a video on his official YouTube channel and Facebook page in which he shares details of the campaign and asks people to donate to the cause. In the clip, underneath an instrumental version of James' classic "Carolina in My Mind," he explains that the challenge's goal "is to raise enough money to provide one million meals to people in crisis who desperately need the help."
He points out, "If you contribute, we will match your donation dollar for dollar until we have met our goal of a million meals, and fulfilled this commitment to our neighbors through the food bank."
Every $10 donated the food bank will be able to provide 100 meals to those in need.
Taylor adds that he and his wife "are inspired by the resilience of people [impacted by the recent hurricanes] in Florida and in the Carolinas, neighbor helping neighbor, and by people from all parts of the country pitching in to do their part."
The first is an interview event scheduled to take place tonight at London's Royal Festival Hall as part of The Southbank Centre's 2018 Literature Festival.
Then, on Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite's release date, Daltrey will be in Los Angeles at the Aratani Theater, where he will be interviewed by famed comedy director Judd Apatow.
Later next week, the 74-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will travel to the East Coast, where on Thursday, October 25, he'll do a book-signing session at the Bookends store in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Daltrey's promotional trek will wind down Friday, October 26, in New York City, where he'll take part in another signing event at a midtown Barnes & Noble store on Fifth Avenue.
As previously reported, the self-penned memoir features Daltrey sharing his life story, from his birth during World War II through his years as an unruly student and his brief stint as a sheet-metal worker before founding what became one of the world's most famous rock bands. Of course, Roger also candidly recalls his many adventures as The Who's frontman and the creation of the band's classic recordings.
As Daltrey reveals in a recent interview with The Mirror, the book also such revelations as the rocker discovered after his 50th birthday that during the '60s he'd fathered three children he hadn't known about.
"It was great -- it's all worked out. They stay in touch and they're close," says Roger, who's been married to his wife Heather since 1971.
Here are details about Daltrey's appearances:
10/18 -- London, U.K., Royal Festival Hall ("An Evening with Roger Daltrey" -- 7:30 p.m. local time) 10/23 -- Los Angeles, CA, Aratani Theater ("An Evening with Roger Daltrey" -- 8 p.m. PT) 10/25 -- Ridgewood, NJ, Bookends (book signing -- 8 p.m. ET) 10/26 -- New York, NY, Barnes & Noble at 555 Fifth Ave. (book signing -- 1 p.m. ET)
Courtesy of Bat Out of Hell: The MusicalThe touring version of the stage musical inspired by Meat Loaf's landmark 1977 album Bat Out of Hell and its sequels, which makes its U.S. debut on November 7 in Detroit, has added a series of Las Vegas performances during the holiday season.
Bat Out of Hell: The Musical, which features songs written by Jim Steinman, will visit The Venetian Theatre at the Venetian resort for a 16-show engagement running from December 25 through January 6, 2019.
Tickets for the shows go on sale to the general public this Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. PT, and will be available at Venetian.com, at box offices at the resort, and calling 702-414-9000 or 866-641-7469.
Leading into the musical's U.S. tour, the production is at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre for series of shows that kicked off on Tuesday and will run through November 3. The musical, which is expected to stop in 19 U.S. cities, currently is scheduled through a June 26-July 7 engagement in Dallas.
Bat Out of Hell: The Musical is a romantic adventure focusing on an eternally youthful street tribe that desperately battles a tyrant for control of the ruined city where they live.
Among the classic Steinman-penned songs featured in the show are Meat Loaf hits like "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth," and "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)."
In addition to the touring version of the show, productions currently are running in London and Oberhausen, Germany. Visit BatOutofHellMusical.com for more information.
Here's the musical's confirmed U.S. tour schedule:
10/16-11/3 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Ed Mirvish Theatre 11/7-11/17 -- Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre 11/23-12/1 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Eccles Theatre 12/4-12/23 -- San Francisco, CA, SHN Orpheum Theatre 12/25-1/6/19 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Venetian Theatre 1/8-2/2 -- Los Angeles, CA, Ahmanson Theatre 2/6-2/17 -- Denver, CO, Denver Center - Buell Theatre 2/20-2/24 -- Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre 2/26-3/3 -- Des Moines, IA, Fox Theatre 3/5-3/10 -- St. Louis, MO, Fox Theatre 4/3-4/21 -- Boston, MA, Wang Theatre 4/23-5/5 -- Philadelphia, PA, Forrest Theatre 5/7-5/26 -- Washington, D.C., National Theatre 5/28-6/9 -- Charlotte, NC, Blumenthal PAC -- Blek Theatre 6/12-6/23 -- St. Paul, MN, Music Theatre at the Ordway 6/26-7/7 -- Dallas, TX, AT&T Performing Art Center
Credit: Chapman BaehlerThe lineup has been unveiled for Cyndi Lauper's eighth annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert, taking place December 8 at New York City's Beacon Theatre.
Among the artists joining the '80s pop legend at the charity event will be ex-10,000 Maniacs frontwoman Natalie Merchant, pop star Bebe Rexha, blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, singer/songwriter Regina Spektor, and rapper A$AP Rocky.
The show will be hosted by original Queer Eye star Carson Kressley. The annual event raises money for Lauper's charity, the True Colors Fund, which works to end homelessness among LGBTQ youth.
Tickets for the concert go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 19, at noon ET via Ticketmaster. Pre-sale tickets will be available at Ticketmaster starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, and can be accessed by using the password EQUALITY.
ABC/Adam Taylor; Noam Galai/Getty ImagesU2's Bono and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe are among over 30 artists to contribute to Souris Calle, and album recorded as a tribute to acclaimed French artist Sophie Calle's late cat, Souris.
The album accompanies an exhibit dedicated to the cat, which opened in Paris over the weekend. It also features contributions from Laurie Anderson, The National, Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, Pharrell Williams, Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker, electronic artist Jean-Michel Jarre and actress Irene Jacob.
In an interview with ArtNet over the summer, Calle described how she came up with the project.
"When you say you're sad about the cat, it's a bit obscene for people," she said. "You can't say that. I mean, if I say my mother or my father is dead, everyone tells me 'Oh, poor thing, she lost her mother, oh, poor thing, she lost her father,' but if we say that about our cat, we seem ridiculous."
Calle added, "It makes me laugh, when for me, in my daily life, it was almost more violent, because I lived with my cat. I didn't live with my parents."
Solaiman FazelThis has been a good year for Janet Jackson when it comes to getting big, honorary awards.
Following her Billboard Music Icon Award, the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Icon Award, the 2018 Radio Disney Impact Award and the Black Girls Rock! Rock Star Award, Miss Jackson will now be named a 2018 Global Icon at the MTV European Music Awards.
Janet will perform a medley of her greatest hits on the telecast, including her latest single, “Made for Now.” The telecast will air live from Bilbao, Spain on November 4,
The 2018 MTV EMAs, hosted by Hailee Steinfeld, airs at 9 p.m. CET and across MTV's global network of channels in more than 180 countries.
Credit: RankinRod Stewart's new album, Blood Red Roses, features songs about relationships, the death of an old friend, and parents dealing with their child's drug problems. So perhaps it's no wonder Stewart says that his two younger kids have absolutely no interest in the music their dad makes.
Asked if his sons Alastair, 12, and Aidan, 7, like his music, Rod says with a laugh, "Oh no, my kids -- younger kids -- are very much into hip-hop." He says the only song of his that they like isn't really one of his songs: It's a track called "Everyday," on which rapper A$AP Rocky sampled his voice from a 1970 song.
"They love the one I did with A$AP Rocky," Stewart tells ABC Radio. "They say, "Dad, why don't you [sing] it?"
But Rod is philosophical about his sons' lack of interest in his work. "I suppose it is more grown-up music," he says.
Stewart's current tour in support of Blood Red Roses wraps up November 3 in Reno, Nevada. He'll kick off another batch of Las Vegas residency dates at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting November 23.