The Rolling Stones are bringing an exhibit of more than 500 recording and artifacts from the band’s archive to New York City in November. “Exhibitionism” was launched in London in April. November will mark the exhibit’s North American debut at the Industria Superstudio in the West Village, it was announced Tuesday. Tickets go on sale in September. Mick Jagger said in a statement the exhibit is “not going to be like walking into a museum. It’s going to be an event, an experience.” “Exhibitionism” will take in music, art, design, film, video, fashion and performance. Artifacts will include guitars, costumes, personal diaries and audio clips. The show closes Sept. 4 at London’s Saatchi Gallery.
Beatles fans, mark your calendars. Ron Howard’s authorized documentary about the Fab Four will hit theaters on September 16th. What’s more, “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years,” will be available on Hulu the very next day, marking the first feature film to debut on Hulu following its theatrical premiere. The doc is based on the Beatles’ career between 1962 and 1966 and will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together. “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years” features exclusive footage and was made with the approval of McCartney, Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. Check out the trailer
Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and U2, along with 180 other artists and record labels Universal, Sony and Warner Bros., have signed a petition to get Congress to update 1998’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which regulates artist’s copyright online. The petition takes specific aim at YouTube, which not only doesn’t compensate artists adequately, but also doesn’t allow them, or their labels, to control how their music is used on the site. The problem with the DMCA is that YouTube and services like it aren’t held accountable for any copyright infringement by their users, as long as they take down videos when rights holders request it. The petition, which will run today in “Politico,” “The Hill” and “Roll Call,” asks for “sensible reform that balances the interests of creators with the interests of the companies who exploit music for their financial enrichment.”
After 50 years, The Who are still finding things to do for the first time. Ahead of the band’s shows at the Desert Trip festival, they’re scheduled to play the Santa Barbara Bowl for the first time ever. The Santa Barbara show is on October 6th and will feature opener Tal Wilkenfeld. The Who will then play both weekends of the Desert Trip festival, on both October 9th and 16th. Tickets for the Bowl go on sale on June 26th while tickets for Desert Trip are on sale now.
Led Zeppelin is in the midst of a trial deciding whether or not they stole the opening “Stairway To Heaven” riff from Spirit‘s 1968 song, “Taurus.” Now, Zeppelin and Warner Music are asking the judge to halt proceedings and give the win to the band. According to lawyers for Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and Warner Music, the plaintiff hasn’t established the elements of copyright infringement yet. The estate of late Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe, also known as Randy California, is the plaintiff and they’ve rested their case after three days of testimony. The trial is scheduled to pick back up today, but before Zeppelin’s side gets heard, attorney’s for all the defendants are asking U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner to stop the proceedings now.
With all the drama surrounding Meatloaf’s on-stage collapse due to dehydration, folks may have missed out on the news that the singer finally has a release date for his new album. “Braver Than We Are,” which reunites Meatloaf with producer/songwriter Jim Steinman, who worked with him on 1977 megahit “Bat Out of Hell,” and its 1993 sequel “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell,” will drop on September 16th. “Braver Than We Are” was initially due out last fall. “I can’t think of a better way to round out my music career than having another opportunity to work once again with songwriters I so admire,” Meatloaf said at the time of the announcement.
Meatloaf’s “Braver Than We Are” Track List
- “Who Needs the Young”
- “Going All the Way Is Just the Start”
- “Speaking in Tongues”
- “Loving You’s a Dirty Job”
- “Only When I Feel”
- “Skull of Your Country”
- “Train of Love”
Never got the chance to see ZZ Top live? Want to relive the time you did get to see them in concert? Either way, you’re going to want to mark August 12th in your calendars. The band is set to release “Greatest Hits Live,” a collection of, you guessed it, their greatest hits performed live. “We spend the biggest stretch of every year out on the road, whippin’ wire, poundin’ skin, and rockin’ it way up,” guitarist Billy Gibbons explains. “This is the true document of life de la ZZ. In an abstract surrealism style, this collection is a definitive chronicle of the band hangin’ together for four plus deluxe decades, getting down to do what we get to do. Enjoy and listen to loudness!” The album is 15 tracks recorded in 13 different cities around the world during different tours. “Greatest Hits Live” is available for preorder now. In the meantime, check out ZZ Top playing “Rough Boy” with Jeff Beck to the right and check out the tracklist below:
2. “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers”
3. “Cheap Sunglasses”
4. “Waitin’ for the Bus”
5. “Jesus Just Left Chicago”
7. “Sharp Dressed Man”
8. “Rough Boy” (with Jeff Beck)
10. “La Grange”
11. “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide”
12. “Tube Snake Boogie”
13. “Gimme All Your Lovin’”
15. “Sixteen Tons” (with Jeff Beck)
David Crosby is handing over $3 million to make a lawsuit go away. In April, Crosby was sued by Jose Luquin, a jogger he hit with his car last year. The victim, who was jogging with his 14-year-old son, suffered a broken leg, arm, and shoulder and also damaged a kidney. Crosby told officers he had not been drinking at the time of the accident, and that he had been blinded by the sun, which prevented him from seeing the jogger. But in Luquin’s lawsuit he accused, Crosby of being intoxicated at the time of the accident. Instead of going to court, Crosby agreed to settle the case, and did not admit to any form of intoxication. The settlement will see Luquin getting $2,950,000 while his son will get $50K.