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Celebrity Birthdays, March 8

March 8th, 2007 3:00am EST
Micky Dolenz
Happy Birthday to "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (1977), "Scooby-Doo" actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (1976), TV actress Andrea Parker (1969), singer Shawn Mullins (1968), Kathy Ireland (1963), "The Practice" actress Camryn Manheim (1961), TV/film actor Aiden Quinn (1959), British singer Gary Numan (1958), former Eagle Randy Meisner (1946), Monkee Micky Dolenz (1945), English actress Lynn Redgrave (1943), Canadian actress Susan Clark (1940), New York Yankees pitcher/author Jim Bouton (1939), pianist Dick Hyman (1927), dancer/actress Cyd Charisse (1921), "Gilligan's Island" skipper Alan ...
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Low Stars' Self-Titled Debut Available At Starbucks

February 22nd, 2007 1:46pm EST
Low Stars
Opportunity knocks only so often. Low Stars found theirs by teaming four singers who share a love – make that a passion – for vocal harmonies originally inspired by Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Eagles. The result is a Laurel Canyon buzz for the new century as Low Stars prepare to release their self titled debut album in February.

"We wanted to make an authentic-sounding record that was reminiscent of that era of music," Low Star Chris Seefried says of the CSN/Eagles inspiration. "We're not trying to reinvent the wheel," says Low Star Dave Gibbs. "People don't even realize that they mi...
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John Lennon's Legacy Continues

January 22nd, 2007 4:13pm EST
John Lennon
More than a quarter of a century after his untimely death, John Lennon's legacy lives on through the work of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which begins its tenth anniversary of touring the country, providing free hands-on workshops, giving students a chance to express themselves through songwriting and music and video production.

The newly published book, Come Together: The Official John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Guide to Music and Video (Thomson Course Technology) is part how-to, part celebrity interviews, part technological showcase, and part travelogue. The book is fille...
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Singer-Songwriter Ted Russell Kamp Features Shooter Jennings And Jessi Colter On His Latest CD

January 8th, 2007 1:11pm EST
Ted Russell Kamp
When singer, songwriter and bona fide multi-instrumentalist Ted Russell Kamp isn't in the studio crafting his own brand of classic, country-rock tunes, he works his bass alongside the man who put the "O" back in country as part of Southern-rock rebel Shooter Jennings' much-heralded musical crew The .357's.

Kamp's new solo CD, Divisadero, showcases his fascination with and study of American roots music, his observational approach to songwriting, and his skills on no less than a dozen different instruments including lap steel, bouzouki, accordion, trumpet, Hammond B3, percussion, vocals...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 20

November 20th, 2006 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to singer Dierks Bentley (1975), Beastie Boy Michael Diamond a.k.a. "Mike D" (1965), actress Cathy Moriarty (1960), actress Sean Young (1959), actress Bo Derek (1956), solo artist and Eagle Joe Walsh (1947), guitarist Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band (1946), TV daredevil Super Dave Osborne (1942), comedian Dick Smothers (1939), game show host Richard Dawson (1932), U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (1925; d. 1968), and astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889).
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U.K. Band The Feeling Delivers On Debut "Twelve Stops and Home"

November 14th, 2006 4:56pm EST
The Feeling
Talk about being hooked on The Feeling. This U.K. band delivers an amalgam of harmonic melodies and catchy choruses that reaches full fruition on its Cherrytree/Interscope debut, Twelve Stops and Home, which has already produced a pair of Top 10 international hit singles in "Sewn" and "Fill My Little World."

The quintet's sonic touchstones range from the classic (the Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks, Queen, The Carpenters and the Beach Boys) to the more esoteric (10cc, Abba, the Human League and the Pet Shop Boys) to the timeless (Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen).

"I'm very...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 6

November 6th, 2006 3:00am EST
Thandie Newton
Happy Birthday to hoops star Lamar Odom (1979), Zambian actress Thandie Newton (1972), actor Ethan Hawke (1970), actress Lori Singer (1957), Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (1949), Eagle Glenn Frey (1948), actress Sally Field (1946), director Mike Nichols (1931), baseball player Walter Johnson (1887), and patriotic composer John Philip Sousa (1854).
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Rod Stewart To Release First Rock Album In Over 8 Years On October 10

October 9th, 2006 4:59pm EDT
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart returns to his roots with the release of "Still The Same... Great Rock Classics Of Our Time," a landmark recording of great rock songs and Stewart's first rock album in over 8 years, scheduled for release October 10th on J Records. "Still The Same... Great Rock Classics Of Our Time" comes on the heels of the unprecedented success of the four volumes that comprise his Grammy-award winning "Great American Songbook" series, the biggest selling ongoing series of new music recordings in history, with a total of almost fifteen million copies worldwide.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 22

July 22nd, 2006 3:00am EDT
David Spade
Happy Birthday to Belgian singer Kate Ryan (1980), "Run Lola Run" actress Franka Potente (1974), singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright (1973), WWE star Shawn Michaels (1965), "Joe Dirt" star David Spade (1964), "Moulin Rouge" actor John Leguizamo (1964), R&B singer Keith Sweat (1961), Savatage singer/Trans Siberian Orchestra composer Jon Oliva (1960), guitarist Al Di Meola (1954), Eagles drummer/singer Don Henley (1947), "Lethal Weapon" actor Danny Glover (1947), "The Muse" star Albert Brooks (1947), Supertramp keyboardist Rick Davies (1944), Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett (1944), funkmaster ...
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New Book About Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Laurel Canyon Hits Bookstores May 25

May 18th, 2006 11:00pm EDT
Laurel Canyon
Director Cameron Crowe says Michael Walker's "Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-And-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood" is "hilarious and true and bittersweet."

In the late sixties, musicians like Joni Mitchell, Jim Morrison, Carole King, Frank Zappa, the Eagles, and the Mamas and the Papas came together for the first time to meld folk, rock, and American pop into something completely new, something that would launch a generation into history. Laurel Canyon is the account of what happened behind the scenes to make that generation of music blow up and out of Laurel Canyon, California. ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 8

March 8th, 2006 3:00am EST
Micky Dolenz
Happy Birthday to "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (1977), "Scooby-Doo" actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (1976), TV actress Andrea Parker (1969), singer Shawn Mullins (1968), supermodel Kathy Ireland (1963), "The Practice" actress Camryn Manheim (1961), TV/film actor Aiden Quinn (1959), British singer Gary Numan (1958), former Eagle Randy Meisner (1946), Monkee Micky Dolenz (1945), English actress Lynn Redgrave (1943), Canadian actress Susan Clark (1940), New York Yankees pitcher/author Jim Bouton (1939), pianist Dick Hyman (1927), dancer/actress Cyd Charisse (1921), "Gilligan's Island" sk...
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Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) Tour Dates And Song Clips From Upcoming 3rd Solo Album

February 24th, 2006 11:20am EST
Donald Fagen
'Morph The Cat,' the eagerly anticipated new solo album from Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen, has been set for a March 14 release; and 'H Gang,' the first single taken from the album, is already available as a digital download. Featuring nine new songs written and arranged by Fagen, 'Morph The Cat' is the multi-Grammy winning artist's first solo album since 1993's 'Kamakiriad' and the final installment in a musical trilogy that originally began with the release of 'The Nightfly' in 1982.

Written and arranged by Fagen with engineering assistance courtesy of Elliot Scheiner (a regular...
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U2, The Rolling Stones, Kenny Chesney Raked in the Dough in 2005

January 24th, 2006 10:34am EST
U2
Irish rockers U2 made more money than any other act in 2005, according to Billboard's Money Makers chart. The band made over $255 million from current and back catalogue album and digital sales and box office receipts between January 10 and December 4, 2005.

The Rolling Stones came in at number two with over $152 million, followed by country singer Kenny Chesney, who made almost $88 million. Paul McCartney was close behind at number four with $84 million, but would have only made it to number seven if not for The Beatles' 1.3 million album sales in the same time period.

In fifth ...
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MusiCares Charity Auction Features A-List Items

December 2nd, 2005 11:40am EST
Jennifer Lopez
The MusiCares Foundation is currently holding their GRAMMY Charity Holiday Auction. This public sale features music and entertainment memorabilia from popular artists, as well as special VIP experiences, and raises funds for the charity. Among the memorabilia/merchandise up for bid are items from popular artists including: Cher, the Eagles, Jennifer Lopez, B.B. King, Tim McGraw, Dave Navarro, Ozzy Osbourne, Ringo Starr, U2, Slash, and Scott Weiland.

Additionally, special features include such VIP experiences as the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Wednesday...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 20

November 20th, 2005 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to singer Dierks Bentley (1975), Beastie Boy Michael Diamond a.k.a. "Mike D" (1965), actress Cathy Moriarty (1960), actress Sean Young (1959), actress Bo Derek (1956), solo artist and Eagle Joe Walsh (1947), guitarist Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band (1946), TV daredevil Super Dave Osborne (1942), comedian Dick Smothers (1939), game show host Richard Dawson (1932), U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (1925; d. 1968), and astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889).
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Linda Ronstadt 'Capitol Years' Collection Due

November 8th, 2005 7:56am EST
Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt's four seminal Capitol Records solo albums from 1969 to 1974 have been collected for the first time in a new 2-CD package, "The Best Of Linda Ronstadt: The Capitol Years." Due in stores on January 28, the 47-track collection includes "Hand Sown ... Home Grown", "Silk Purse", "Linda Ronstadt" and "Heart Like A Wheel" in their entirety, as well as five previously unreleased studio recordings and concert performances.

A leading figure in California's country/folk movement of the late 1960s, Linda Ronstadt began her musical career with the Stone Poneys, releasing three Capi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 6

November 6th, 2005 3:00am EST
Ethan Hawke
Happy Birthday to hoops star Lamar Odom (1979), Zambian actress Thandie Newton (1972), actor Ethan Hawke (1970), actress Lori Singer (1957), Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (1949), Eagle Glenn Frey (1948), actress Sally Field (1946), director Mike Nichols (1931), baseball player Walter Johnson (1887), and patriotic composer John Philip Sousa (1854).
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