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2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 3

October 13th, 2013 2:50pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Welcome to the final part of my Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013.  Here is where I housed my honorable mentions, which were many.  If you missed the previous two posts, here’s how I opened them up respectively, beginning with Favorites and ending with Least Favorites:

Favorites:

“As I look over my 2013 playlist from my iPod, I realize I have listened to numerous albums this year.  In fact, the amount of music that my ears have consumed and my pen has analyzed is pretty scary…and I still missed lots of albums! SMH! Some were special, some made me cringe, and som...
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John Fogerty Reworks Old Classics With New Friends On 'Wrote A Song For Everyone'

May 29th, 2013 3:02pm EDT
John Fogerty
Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty has teamed up with some of music's biggest names for his latest album, ""Wrote a Song for Everyone."

The new album, released on the singer's 68th birthday Tuesday, features collaborations with several artists on some of his biggest CCR hits, solo work, and even includes a couple of new tracks.

Guest stars include Foo Fighters on "Fortune Son," Miranda Lambert and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello on the album's title track, and Kid Rock on "Born On The Bayou"; and culminates with a rousing rendition of "Proud Mary," featuring ...
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John Fogerty To Revive CCR Classics With Celebrity Friends

January 31st, 2013 3:14pm EST
John Fogerty
Former Creedence Clearwater Revival star John Fogerty is revamping the band's classic hits for his new album with the help of guests including Jennifer Hudson, Dave Grohl and Kid Rock.

The veteran singer, who disbanded CCR in 1972, recently revealed he would be putting together a stellar line-up of celebrity guests for his next release, and now he has confirmed his pals have been helping him record new versions of his band's most popular tracks.

Foo Fighters frontman Grohl, who has been playing with Fogerty in new super-group Sound City Players, is among the contributors to the album, a...
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John Fogerty To Detail Creedence Clearwater Revival Battles In New Tome

November 13th, 2012 4:20pm EST
John Fogerty
Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty is to lift the lid on the tensions which tore the band apart in the 1970s after signing a deal to put the whole story down in print.

The veteran rocker is preparing to write his memoirs and he has confirmed the book will detail the bitter feud between the bandmates which led to their split in 1972, the fallout with his record company, and his personal struggles in the aftermath of the band's demise.

He says in a statement, "I want to tell the story of how I fought - hard - to maintain my artistic integrity in the face of opposing...
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'American Idol' Finale Mega-Diary: A Note-by-Note Account of Phillip Phillps' Big Win

May 24th, 2012 11:07am EDT
Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez
Welcome to the American Idol finale Mega-Diary! Our annual blow-by-blow recap of what used to be the third-biggest night in television and is now somewhere between the 14th Monday Night Football game and the 15th Monday Night Football game.

But no bother! We’ll press on. And here’s a prediction before the show even starts: The contestants will start singing a song and mid-way through they’ll introduce the original artist to join them onstage. Sorry if I just ruined the show for you.

8:03 – What more could I want to start off the finale than my favorite contestant from this year, Heejun Ha...
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Fan Dies At John Fogerty Concert Down Under

April 10th, 2012 7:48am EDT
John Fogerty
John Fogerty's appearance at an Australian music festival on Saturday had to be delayed after a woman in the audience died just minutes before the veteran star was due on stage.

The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman's set at the Byron Bay Bluesfest was pushed back by 20 minutes after a 49-year-old woman suffered a cardiac arrest in the Mojo Stage tent, where the rocker was due to play.

Paramedics rushed to help the female fan, but they were unable to resuscitate her and she passed away.

Bluesfest venue manager Brendan Meek said of the tragedy, "It has really hit everybody h...
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John Fogerty To Guest Star On 'The Finder'

January 11th, 2012 8:21am EST
John Fogerty
Rock legend John Fogerty has landed a new TV drama gig after providing the program's theme tune.

Producers of new show The Finder were so pleased with the former Creedence Clearwater Revival star's soundtrack for the show they offered him a guest role.

He tells Billboard.com, "I guess they're big fans and had this idea that they wanted me to play a character. They had a storyline that was inspired, I guess, by some events in my real life."

And Fogerty admits he's still thrilled when he hears his music on TV: "The Finder tune sounds very much like me... kind of my swampy sort of sound....
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John Fogerty Says 'Never Say Never' To Creedence Clearwater Revival Reunion

July 12th, 2011 8:35am EDT
John Fogerty
John Fogerty has relaxed one of the most infamous stand-offs in rock history - he has announced he's open to a full Creedence Clearwater Revival reunion.

Fogerty has been at war with his bandmates for many of the 39 years since he quit as frontman, and he refused to join them at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame when the group was inducted in 1993.

But, in an interview with the Calgary Herald, Fogerty says that he no longer feels an intense bitterness towards bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford, who he sued in 1997 for performing under the name Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

He says, ...
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Baseball Hall Of Fame To Honor John Fogerty

May 25th, 2010 9:44pm EDT
John Fogerty
Rocker John Fogerty's 1985 baseball anthem "Centerfield" is to be inducted into the sport's Hall of Fame.

The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman will perform the song at the 2010 induction festivities held at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in July; when he'll also donate his custom-made, baseball bat-shaped guitar for display in the sports museum.

Fogerty tells Billboard.com, "I'm a guy who's grown up loving baseball and loving the whole tradition, and of course I've been to Cooperstown a couple times. It's just fascinating for me to be a participant now.
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Creedence Clearwater Revival's First Six Albums Reissued In Expanded Editions

July 30th, 2008 1:45pm EDT
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The first six albums by Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees Creedence Clearwater Revival will be reissued by Fantasy Records (a unit of Concord Music Group) on September 30, 2008 as six individual expanded-edition CDs. The set marks the legendary band's 40th anniversary. The albums - Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, Green River, Willy & the Poor Boys, Cosmo's Factory and Pendulum, all originally released from 1968-70 -have been digitally remastered and contain an array of rarities: B-sides, unreleased studio and live material, even a summit between the band and Booker T & the M...
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Joe Cocker To Release 'Hymn For My Soul' May 13

April 18th, 2008 9:17am EDT
Joe Cocker
On May 13th, Fantasy Records will release Hymn For My Soul, the newest album from legendary singer Joe Cocker. The album unites Cocker, possessor of one of the world's most instantly recognizable and iconic voices (Lennon & McCartney's "With A Little Help From My Friends," anyone?), with Ethan Johns, who has proved both his worth and his Midas touch via albums he's produced for, among others, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Razorlight, Kings of Leon, and Ray LaMontagne. The union has resulted in one of the most accomplished pieces of work in the Sheffield-born singer's long an...
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Ricky Nelson's Most Romantic Songs Collected For New 'Greatest Love Songs' CD

January 8th, 2008 5:30pm EST
Ricky Nelson
In the 1950s, Ricky Nelson brought tender ballads and rock 'n' roll to living rooms across America, co-starring in his parents' weekly hit, "The Ozzie and Harriet Show." For the first time, his most romantic recordings have been collected for a new CD and digital album, Ricky Nelson: Greatest Love Songs, to be released January 15 by Capitol/EMI, just in time for Valentine's Day. The 22-track collection features 14 Top 20 hits, including the #1 smash, "Poor Little Fool." Two Ricky Nelson ringtunes will also debut on January 15.

Ricky Nelson became famous for the string of tender ballad...
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Babyface And Trisha Yearwood Team Up For 'CMT Crossroads' Sept. 21

September 5th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Babyface
NASHVILLE – Sept. 5, 2007 – The series that proves great music knows no boundaries returns, bringing together multiple Grammy winners, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Trisha Yearwood. Known for his smooth voice and prolific songwriting, Edmonds joins country superstar Yearwood for a magical evening that was taped before an invitation only audience in Nashville. The two soulful voices will join as one on the latest episode of CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha Yearwood premiering Friday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha ...
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John Fogerty Returns October 2 With 'Revival'

August 30th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
John Fogerty
John Fogerty's contribution to popular culture cannot be overstated; his songs have become part of rock's DNA, the very building blocks upon which much of American rock and roll has been built. As the album title tantalizingly suggests, Revival represents a renewed musical spirit and heart from Fogerty that incorporates all the best elements of a career that has resonated deeply with generations of music fans and the thousands of artists that he has influenced.

"It just seemed like all the records I have made since Creedence Clearwater Revival have all been sort of pushed off center," ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 28

May 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Happy Birthday to "Swimfan" star Jesse Bradford (1979), Australian singer Kylie Minogue (1968), country singer Phil Vassar (1964), "The Drew Carey Show" actress Christa Miller (1964), The Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams (1949; d. 1998), actress Sondra Locke (1947), Creedence Clearwater Revival singer John Fogerty (1945), singer Gladys Knight (1944), former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani (1944), American musician Papa John Creach (1917; d. 1994), singer T-Bone Walker (1910; d. 1975), and "James Bond" author Ian Fleming (1908; d. 1964).
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New CD Reviews, October 31, 2006 (The Who, Lil' Wayne, Lady Sovereign, Deftones & more)

October 31st, 2006 12:02pm EST
The Who - Endless Wire
New releases this week include albums from legends The Who, a Cash Money collaboration featuring Birdman and Lil' Wayne, the debuts from pint-sized UK rapper Lady Sovereign and American Idol winner Kellie Pickler, plus many more. Keep reading for reviews & info on this week's new CDs...

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
Public Warning is stunning, better than the hype machine could ever paint it, with jaw-dropping, busy production and sharp, spunky lyrics that whiz by and back up this pint-sized rebel's serious b-girl stance. Read review...

The Who - Endless Wire
No, Endless Wire is no...
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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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Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert Hits DVD August 22; 100% Of Net Proceeds Will Go To Victims

August 21st, 2006 2:29pm EDT
From The Big Apple To The Big Easy
On August 22, 2006, Rhino Entertainment, in association with MSG Entertainment, will release a double disc DVD of the landmark Katrina benefit concert, "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy: The Concert For New Orleans," which was held on September 20th, 2005 at Madison Square Garden to support the long-term relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina. As the one-year anniversary of the disaster approaches (August 29), Rhino Entertainment and MSGE invite you to bring home the DVD of the live concert performance that has touched so many lives. "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy"...
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Rod Stewart's New Rock Album Drops This October

July 24th, 2006 11:32am 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 10 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 15 million copies worldwide.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ...
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New Album From Ben Kweller Coming In September

July 20th, 2006 2:24pm EDT
Ben Kweller
ATO Records is proud to announce the release of Ben Kweller's third album on September 19, 2006. The album, simply titled "Ben Kweller," was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies) and is the follow up to 2004's highly acclaimed "On My Way" and 2002's indie-rock classic "Sha Sha." Like these albums, the new one is brimming with unforgettable melodies and deft craft, while it also expresses a deep, open soulfulness that could only come from one so sensitive as Kweller. Unlike the previous albums, however, every note you'll here on "Ben Kweller" was played by the man himself.

With "Ben Kweller,"...
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Jerry Douglas Band To Open For Paul Simon

June 20th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jerry Douglas
The Jerry Douglas Band has been confirmed for the opening position on the Paul Simon 2006 summer tour. Dates include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY and PNC Bank Arts Center. Jerry Douglas' newest CD on KOCH Records, "The Best Kept Secret," is in stores now.

Jerry Douglas, widely regarded as the world's best dobro player, was recently recognized again as Musician of the Year by the Country Music Association, his second such honor, adding to a long list of awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has also received 12 G...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 28

May 28th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Happy Birthday to "Swimfan" star Jesse Bradford (1979), Australian singer Kylie Minogue (1968), country singer Phil Vassar (1964), "The Drew Carey Show" actress Christa Miller (1964), The Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams (1949; d. 1998), actress Sondra Locke (1947), Creedence Clearwater Revival singer John Fogerty (1945), singer Gladys Knight (1944), former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani (1944), American musician Papa John Creach (1917; d. 1994), singer T-Bone Walker (1910; d. 1975), and "James Bond" author Ian Fleming (1908; d. 1964).
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Star-Studded Benefit CD for Hurricane Relief To Drop Nov. 22

November 15th, 2005 2:21pm EST
Hurricane Relief
Responding to the overwhelming outpouring of support from musicians, writers and producers, EMI Group, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Concord Music Group along with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced the addition of new artists and songs to complete the double CD multi-artist benefit album Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now. The collection will feature new recordings and classic cuts from more than 80 artists and 35 songs, spanning a variety of generations and genres, and will be released N...
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Guests & Musical Acts on Conan This Month

November 2nd, 2005 4:47pm EST
NBC has announced the guests and musical performers on Late Night With Conan O'Brien for the rest of November. Guests on the show this month include Jennifer Aniston, Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Reynolds and Eva Longoria; plus musical performances by Green Day, Neil Young, Big & Rich and many more. The full list is below...

These listings are subject to change. More performers/guests are still TBA. Check local listings for exact showtimes.

Wednesday, Nov. 2:

Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Krasinski, Neil Young

Thursday, Nov. 3:

Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Young

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New CDs This Week (Nov. 1)

October 31st, 2005 12:18pm EST
Blink-182
A look at notable new CD releases this week including fresh albums from Santana, Trey Anastasio, Terri Clark, Public Enemy, Rammstein and Bush; greatest hits collections from Blink-182, Nirvana, Motorhead and Montgomery Gentry; and Christmas songs from Diana Krall and James Brown. Check out this list of noteworthy albums released Tuesday, November 1...

2Pac - Live My Life

A.J. Croce - Early On

Blink-182 - Greatest Hits

Bobby Bare - Moon Was Blue

Burt Bacharach - At This Time

Bush - Zen X Four

Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep

Diana Krall - Christmas Songs

Gilles Peterso...
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