NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/18/12

Vocalist Tony Sheridan has died of unknown causes at the age of 72. Sheridan was playing the same clubs as The Beatles in Germany in the early ’60’s and showed them the scene while also turning them onto various American rock ‘n’ roll records. But he was most famous for being the sole non-Beatle to perform as a lead vocalist on a Beatles recording that became a hit single. In addition to a few other tracks, he collaborated with The Beatles in 1961 on his song “My Bonnie” and The Beatles’ song “Ain’t She Sweet.” Both songs were released as singles, though The Beatles track wasn’t released until 1964. In 1962 Polydor released Sheridan’s album, also called My Bonnie, which was re-released in the United Kingdom the same year under the moniker Tony Sheridan and The Beatles after The Beatles became famous.

NME has Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace album streaming here: http://www.nme.com/news/atoms-for-peace/amok.atomsforpeace.info  (Although Michael couldn’t figure out how to get it to stream, so it might not be working.)

Tomorrow Buckcherry will celebrate the release of their album Confessions with a rare live and acoustic performance at 1pm ET/10pm PT. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/BClivechat.

Hear the awesome new Phoenix song “Entertainment” via their homemade lyric video here:

Robert Plant has hinted at the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/robert-plant-led-zeppelin-reunion/

Korn, Motley Crue and Kiss will headline the 2013 Rockfest in Wisconsin. http://loudwire.com/korn-motley-crue-kiss-2013-rock-fest/  Other bands on the bill include Warrant, StoneSour, Whitesnake and Megadeth.

Gucci Mane has dropped his latest mixtape (free album) Trap God 2. You can download it — free and legally — here: http://rcrdlbl.com/2013/02/18/mixtape_gucci_mane_trap_god_2

Sigur Ros have debuted three new songs. The good folks at Pretty Much Amazing have more on that: http://prettymuchamazing.com/videos/sigur-ros-debut-three-new-songs

Paste has Alabama Shakes on SNL: http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2013/02/watch-alabama-shakes-on-snl-and-download-new-song.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

RCRD LABEL has a free download of Atlas Genius’ “If So (Live At Electric Lady).” http://rcrdlbl.com/2013/02/15/download_atlas_genius_if_so_live_at_electric_lady_

Band Of Horses are going back out on the road.

Band of Horses Tour Dates:

04/08 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

04/09 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater

04/10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

04/12 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival

04/13 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

04/15 – Monterrey, CA @ Golden State Theater

04/16 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre

04/18 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre

04/19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival

04/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan

04/22 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto

04/24 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs

04/26 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Fest

04/27 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

05/01 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

05/03 – Columbia, SC @ The Township Auditorium

05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival

05/05 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

05/07 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

05/08 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz Theatre

05/10 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

05/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

05/25 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound

06/11 – Reykjavik, IC @ Harpa

06/13 – Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest

06/14 – Oslo, NO @ Norwegian Wood

06/15 – Hultsfred, SE @ Hultsfred Festival

06/16 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival

06/29 – St. Gallen, CH @ Openair St. Gallen

06/30 – Luxembourg @ Herchesfeld-Roeser

07/03 – Dachau, DE @ Dachau Rathausplatz Summer of Music

07/07 – Werchester, BE @ Rock Werchter

07/14 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival

08/17 – Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival

 

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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