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Dar Williams’ growth as an individual over her two-decade career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist. This is perhaps best typified by the release of “Emerald,” a timely and brilliant album of new songs and collaborations with friends such as Jill Sobule, Richard Thompson, Jim Lauderdale, the Milk Carton Kids, the Hooters, Lucy Wainwright Roche and her mother Suzzy Roche among others.

Raised in Chappaqua, N.Y., Williams spent 10 years living in the thriving artistic community of Northampton, Mass., where she began to make the rounds on the coffeehouse circuit. Joan Baez, an early fan of her music, took Williams out on the road and recorded several of her songs. The rest is history. Williams most recently released a live recording celebrating the 20th Anniversary of her legendary album, “The Honesty Room.”

In addition to being a touring artist, Williams is an author, teaches a course at Wesleyan University, and conducts annual songwriting seminars. She devotes much of her time to enivornmental issues and causes, and has created “Give Bees A Camp” which combines concerts and the planting of bee-friendly gardens for young campers.

Catch the new tunes on tour.
3/27 Capitol Theatre ¬ Clearwater, FL
3/28 The Labyrinth Cafe ¬ Ft Lauderdale, FL
4/25 Thalia Hall ¬ Chicago, IL
4/26 Cedar Cultural Center ¬ Minneapolis, MN
4/30 20th Century Theatre ¬ Cincinnati, OH
5/01 Bell’s Back Room ¬ Kalamazoo, MI
5/02 Music Box Supper Club ¬ Cleveland, OH
5/03 Mountain Stage @ Culture Center ¬ Charleston, WV 5/05 The Southern ¬ Charlottesville, VA
5/06 The Grey Eagle ¬ Asheville, NC
5/07 The Arts Center ¬ Carrboro, NC
5/08 Eddie’s Attic ¬ Atlanta, GA
5/09 City Winery ¬ Nashville, TN
5/14 Infinity Hall Hartford ¬ Hartford, CT
5/15 Swyer Theatre at the Egg ¬ Albany, NY
5/16 The First Parish Church ¬ Cambridge, MA
5/17 Daryl’s House ¬ Pawling, NY

The highly-celebrated and long-awaited trilogy known as The Decline Of Western Civilization will receive a deluxe box set release on June 30, 2015, from Shout! Factory. The 4-disc set will be available in both Blu-ray and DVD formats, and will contain Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline Of Western Civilization (1980), The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II : The Metal Years (1988), and The Decline Of Western Civilization Part III (1998), a 40-page book containing an essay written by rock historian Domenic Priore (Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Last Stand in Hollywood), rare stills, and bonus features including extended interviews, a commentary recorded by Dave Grohl in February 2015, and more.  This is the first ever official Blu-ray or DVD release of the films. The set is available for pre-order on Amazon.com and ShoutFactory.com.

The Decline Of Western Civilization box set features a new 2K high-definition scan of each film, supervised by Spheeris. In keeping with the spirit of the rebellious times in which they were shot, the vintage aspects have been respected, and the films retain their original feel.

Spheeris, who also directed Suburbia, Black Sheep and Wayne’s World, regards the Decline films as her most personally rewarding work. “I am so grateful to the fans of these films, and the bands that appeared in them, for their loyalty and patience. This is my life’s work, and I like to think that when I go to my grave, The Decline is what I’ll be remembered for.”

In 1981 Spheeris was able to book only one midnight screening for the Los Angeles premiere of The Decline Of Western Civilization. Even though mainstream Hollywood didn’t get it, thousands of fans showed up, spilling onto Hollywood Boulevard, and over 300 policemen arrived on scene. “This was a 1,200 seat theater,” she remembered, “and they had to add another show at 2:00 a.m. to avoid a riot. Both shows sold out.” Police Chief Darryl Gates wrote the filmmakers a letter banning further screenings in the city. However, times change, and in 2014 the three Decline films were restored by The Academy Film Archive, and screened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Part of the appeal of The Decline of Western Civilization was its appearance in the midst of a backlash against disco, and slick, mainstream music films. The film garnered rave reviews from press, becoming one of the most written about movies of 1980. Perceived as shocking and outrageous, the film captured the essence of the punk scene, and provided a front row seat to the mosh pits, violence, humor and anti-establishment view of the world, as well as unparalleled access to some of the most influential and innovative musicians and groups of all time, including X, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Fear, and Germs. Largely unknown to the mainstream world at the time, many of the punk bands first seen here have become legendary.

The second in Penelope Spheeris’ music documentary trilogy, The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988) takes a fast-paced look at the outrageous heavy metal scene of the late ‘80s. Set in Los Angeles, the film explores fascinating portraits of struggling musicians, fans and star-struck groupies. Featuring Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, members of Aerosmith, Kiss, Motorhead, and perfomances by Megadeth, Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin and Seduce, this raucous and uproarious chapter also chronicles the lonely naiveté of the striving bands, and the endless flow of alcohol and drugs.

Legendary moments from the film include Ozzy Osbourne’s straight talk about the pitfalls of the industry while he struggles to pour orange juice into a glass, an outspoken Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P. lounges in a pool and pours bottles of vodka on his head, a comparison of outlandish groupie stories, and London setting a soviet flag on fire, all contrasted by a down-to-earth Lemmy offering some sage insight into the decadent rock lifestyle.

Vogue crowned Spheeris the Margaret Mead of headbangers, adding that the film works best “when these purveyors of white noise are dragged offstage and separated from their codpieces.” She was able to get to the heart of the musicians themselves, exposing what drives them with uncensored honesty.

In 1998, the last in the series, The Decline Of Western Civilization Part III, hit select theaters but was never released in any home video format. A disturbing social commentary on homeless youth who have often left home due to abuse or neglect, the film has themes of alienation and alcoholism.

Spheeris personally financed the film, bringing to the screen the real-life squatter lifestyle and angry rejection of mainstream society two decades after she wrote and directed the cult classic Suburbia. Sadly there are plenty of tragic endings in this story, overdoses, a squat fire, and the murder of a kid named Squid, who was thrilled to be included in the film because he thought it might turn his life around.

A fitting last chapter in the Decline trilogy, this film includes performances by Final Conflict, Litmus Green, Naked Aggression and The Resistance and won the Freedom of Expression award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. In 1999 Spheeris went on to direct We Sold Our Souls for Rock ‘n Roll, which premiered at Sundance.

Capturing the zeitgeist of a movement or a time is an all-but-impossible task. And though the three movies in this collection are very different and reflect different times, one of the things they have in common is how adroitly they do exactly that. Compelling, revealing and ultimately moving, The Decline of Western Civilization, taken as a whole, is an arresting look at who we were and who we are.

The experience of interfacing with homeless kids for Decline III instilled in Spheeris a desire to become a foster parent, and she now has her California state license.

For years the fans have asked why it has taken so long for the three Decline films to be available as a collection. Spheeris says there are two major reasons and for both, she apologizes; “First, I was not able (until now) to get Decline III released, without giving up the rights to the first two movies. Second, I always like to look forward in life, not back.”

In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks VAN HALEN‘s first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

VAN HALEN is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, with concerts scheduled through October 2 in Los Angeles, California at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 4 at www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com with special pre-sale information being announced locally. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31, 2015.

Fans who pre-order TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,”  “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher.”

Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984, with remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA. These albums are being released beginning March 31 with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

Jimmy Kimmel Live is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award®-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

Enjoy Jimmy Kimmel Live on the web at www.abc.com/JimmyKimmeLive and at www.youtube/JimmyKimmelLive. Artwork is available on www.abcmedianet.com and on Facebook.com/JimmyKimmelLive; Twitter @JimmyKimmel #Kimmel

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, VAN HALEN changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album and subsequently produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, and more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart than any other artist, the band’s record of achievement is hard to top. The eponymous debut album and 1984 were both certified Diamond, for U.S. sales in excess of 10 million, placing them on an elite short list of double RIAA-certified Diamond Award honorees. VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Go to http://van-halen.com/ for updates and more information.

VAN HALEN 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
All dates, cities and venues subject to change.

 

Sunday, July 5 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 7 Portland, OR Amphitheater Northwest
Thursday, July 9 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
Saturday, July 11 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
Tuesday, July 14 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thursday, July 16 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 18 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Monday, July 20 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 22 Kansas City, MO Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Friday, July 24 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sunday, July 26 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 28 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Thursday, July 30 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Saturday, August 1 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
Monday, August 3 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Wednesday, August 5 London, ON Western Fair District
Friday, August 7 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 9 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Tuesday, August 11 Hartford, CT Xfinity Center
Thursday, August 13 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Sunday, August 23 Hershey, PA Hershey Park
Tuesday, August 25 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Thursday, August 27 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Saturday, August 29 Washington DC Jiffy Lube Live
Monday, August 31 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Wednesday, September 2 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Friday, September 4 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sunday, September 6 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Wednesday, September 9 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Friday, September 11 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sunday, September 13 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tuesday, September 15 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Thursday, September 17 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Monday, September 21 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Wednesday, September 23 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Friday, September 25 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Monday, September 28 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wednesday, September 30 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Friday, October 2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

 

 

 

It has been four years since the Indigo Girls released a new studio album. On June 2nd, their much-anticipated release ONE LOST DAY, will be available on IG Recordings/Vanguard Records. With the help of visionary new producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin (Lucy Wainwright Roche) and mixer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, PHOX, Kathleen Edwards), Amy Ray and Emily Sailers have created a landscape of truly original sounds and stories ranging from stark intimacy to bombastic pop and grind.

On ONE LOST DAY, musicality, whimsy, rawness, sadness and joy move through each of the 13 tracks. This theme is especially evident on the first single, “Happy in the Sorrow Key,” written by Amy Ray. “I drew from lyrics I wrote during some of my travels with the IG’s,” Amy said. “I was thinking about the things that keep us weighed down with non-acceptance and a refusal to embrace impermanence and suffering. I don’t think you can make change for the good until you do, so it’s an activist part of me searching for a way to face reality and still have the energy and passion to work for good.”

ONE LOST DAY was recorded in studios in Nashville, TN and mixed at Justin Vernon’s April Base Studios in Fall Creek, WI and at the Parhelion Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Musicians Brady Blade and Carol Isaacs from the Indigo Girls’ Beauty Queen Sister returned, along with the Indigo Girls’ touring band. Additionally, Amy and Emily brought in Lex Price (k.d. lang, Mindy Smith), Butterfly Boucher (Ingrid Michaelson, Katie Herzig, Mat Kearney), Fred Eltringham (Sheryl Crow, The Wallflowers, Gigolo Aunts) and Chris Donohue (Dave Matthews, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant) to bring a good dose of infectious energy and creativity to the scene.

“We took some chances on the making of ONE LOST DAY, with a new producer, engineer, and various musicians,” Emily said. “Stretching like that felt liberating to me. Each song tells a story of where we’ve been and what we’ve thought about, whom we’ve met, and the travels we’ve had. It is a travelogue on lessons learned and love lived. I’m so glad we brought Jordan Hamlin on board to take us to new musical landscapes for this group of songs. And my relationship with Amy feels further strengthened by the collection of these songs and the diligent effort to make them the best they could be.”

Amy mirrors Emily’s sentiments. “The title sums it up for me,” she said. “This is about the one lost day that rekindled and infused with our spirit to find that making music is just as vibrant and full of passion as it’s even been for us!”

The Indigo Girls will be hitting the road this summer following the release of ONE LOST DAY. Initial dates are listed below with more dates to be announced soon. Visit www.indigogirls.com for updates.

2015 Spring/Summer Tour Dates
4-12         Philadelphia, PA            Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts w/Philadelphia Youth Orchestra
4-15         Durham, NC                   North Carolina Symphony
4-17         Newport News, VA        Ferguson Center Concert Hall
4-19         Cincinnati, OH               Music Hall w/Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
4-25         Huntsville, AL                Panoply Festival of the Arts @ Big Spring Park
4-30         Pittsburgh, PA               Heinz Hall w/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
5-23         Lenox, MA                      SummerSound Live at Tanglewood Music Center
6-17         Grand Rapids, MI           Meijer Gardens
6-19         Ann Arbor, MI                Power Center for the Performing Arts (Ann Arbor Summer Festival)
6-20         Dayton, OH                    Schuster Center w/Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
6-21         Charlottesville, VA         nTelos Wireless Pavilion w/Mary Chapin Carpenter
6-26         Atlanta, GA                    Chastain Park Amphitheater
7-05         San Diego, CA                Humphrey’s
7-07         Los Angeles, CA             El Rey Theatre
7-08-9     Saratoga, CA                  Montalvo Arts Center
7-11         Portland, OR                  Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
7-12         Seattle, WA                    Woodland Park Zoo
7-14         Layton, UT                     Edward A. Kenley Centennial Amphitheater
7-15         Boulder, CO                   Chautauqua Auditorium
7-18         Eau Claire, WI                Eaux Claires Music Festival
7-26         Camden, NJ                   XPoNential Music Festival @ River Stage in Wiggins Park
7-28         Vienna, VA                     The Filene Center @ Wolf Trap
7-29         Selbyville, DE                 Freeman Stage
8-07         Indianapolis, IN             Indiana State Fair

Coming October 6, 2015, from Little, Brown and Company, is the long-anticipated memoir by JOHN FOGERTY, titled FORTUNATE SON: My Life, My Music. With JOHN FOGERTY writing hit after hit, Creedence Clearwater Revival burst on the music scene with an energy so bright, his songs outsold The Beatles in 1969. Then, just as quickly, that CCR fire burned out in a series of internal band struggles that left the music world without the influence of one of its brightest stars for over two decades.

“I’m excited to share my story and my life with you,” said Fogerty. “You’re going to hear where it all started, my passion to become the best musician I could be. You’ll travel down some rough roads, but that road leads to something beautiful. My book won’t be sugar coated! It’s all in there.”

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of Rock ‘n Roll, and the story that JOHN FOGERTY’s memoir tells will keep music lovers and avid readers captivated. FOGERTY wrote, sang, and produced the iconic classics “Born on the Bayou,” “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and so many more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to the top of the charts and how, one year later, CCR was falling apart. Their amazing talents and culturally-prophetic songs, however, have endured for decades despite the series of personal and legal issues. FORTUNATE SON takes readers from FOGERTY’s Northern California roots, through Creedence’s success, his retreat from music and public life, to FOGERTY’s hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally, through it all, found love.

JOHN FOGERTY was songwriter, lead singer, and lead guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival and is one of rock’s most influential musicians and writers. FOGERTY has been named one of the 100 Greatest Singers and one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists by Rolling Stone and his most recent album was named one of RS’s 10 Best Albums of 2013.

The greatest band in rock ‘n roll history will be back on the big screen for an incredible one-night event on Monday, March 30. The second in the Fathom Events Classic Music Series, Led Zeppelin spans the entire live concert career and captures the sound and fury of the band on stage. This exclusive cinema event will give fans a larger-than-life concert experience featuring legendary live performances from London’s Royal Albert Hall in January 1970, their historic dates at New York’s Madison Square Garden in July 1973, their triumphant five-night run at London’s Earl’s Court in May 1975, and their record-breaking shows at England’s Knebworth Festival in August 1979.

Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant – along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.

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Philadelphia hip hop duo OCD: Moosh & Twist has just signed a universal deal with Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). The group is currently on tour, and will play three dates at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, TX. Full dates below.

OCD: Moosh & Twist features DeQuincy “Moosh” Coleman McRae and Oliver “Twist” Feighan, both 22, who first bonded in first grade over the love of music and poetry. As independent hip-hop artists, OCD have amassed a devoted fan base which has resulted in over 100,000 mixtape downloads and over 12 million Youtube views. In 2014, OCD debuted their first EP, Living Out Loud, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #5 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Chart. Moosh & Twist continue to perform for their thousands of fans as headliners, performing at festivals, and opening for acts such as The White Panda, Hoodie Allen, Wale, and others.

Tour dates:
March 11 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
March 14 – Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
March 15 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
March 17 – SXSW – Austin, TX – Speakeasy on the Avenue (9:00 PM) (1iota Studios Pop Up)
March 20 – SXSW – Austin, TX – Trinity Hall @ Old School (11:15 PM) (Presented by Broad Street Music)
March 20 – SXSW – Austin, TX – Sledgehammer (1:00 AM) (presented by APA)
March 27 – St. George, UT – Ridge Top Complex – Airport
April 16 – West Chester, PA – Hollinger Gymnasium @ West Chester Univ.
April 18 – Atherton, CA – Menlo College
April 20 – North Adams, MA – Mass. College of Liberal Arts
April 24 – Hackettstown, NJ – Centenary College of New Jersey
April 25 – Smithfield, RI – Springstock
May 16 – Fairless Hills, PA – Pennsbury High School East
July 3 – London, UK – Wireless Festival

The Tenors – Canada’s multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal group – are set to release their fourth studio album UNDER ONE SKY on May 4 with Universal Music Canada (UMC), the country’s leading music company. The quartet, with multiple #1 Billboard Classical Crossover albums under its belt, “have talent to burn” and “killer singing voices” raves The Toronto Star and “pitch perfect harmonies” says Examiner.com. The music of Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters is rich and soulful, spanning powerful anthems, classic covers and original songs penned/co-penned by The Tenors themselves.

UNDER ONE SKY is a 13-track album that combines a mix of originals with new interpretations of familiar favourites. Highlighting their signature blend of classical and contemporary pop, the record includes the popular hits “Lean On Me” (Bill Withers) and “Who Wants To Live Forever” (Queen) as well as the soaring original title track “Under One Sky” and the inspirational “New Day’s Begun”. The foursome dedicates the classic Joe Cocker track “You Are So Beautiful” to their mothers and all mothers around the world, while “My Father’s Son” pays universal homage to dads. A deluxe special edition will also be released offering fans three bonus tracks.

“This music is our most exciting and most diverse we’ve recorded to date,” said The Tenors. “We are so thrilled to be sharing this with the world!”

Collaborating with The Tenors on UNDER ONE SKY are Grammy-Award winning producer David Foster (Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli), renowned producer Bob Ezrin (Kiss, Pink Floyd, Johnny Reid, Alice Cooper) and Grammy Award-winning producer Keith Thomas (Gladys Knight, Blake Shelton).

In support of the new album, The Tenors’ next PBS TV special is set to air this June, also entitled Under One Sky (check local listings), followed by an extensive Canadian and U.S. fall/winter tour (dates to be announced).

In addition, the group pays extra tribute to their moms in the forthcoming hardcover book A Letter To My Mom by Lisa Erspamer. Honouring their respective mothers, the book, to be released on April 7, also includes letters from Melissa Rivers, Shania Twain, will.i.am, Christy Turlington, and Kristin Chenoweth among others.

Over the past several years, The Tenors have been selling out concerts across Canada, the U.S. and the UK and have performed over 500 live shows on five continents. In 2014 The Tenors performed for the Obamas at the prestigious National Christmas Tree Lighting and as part of Cirque de Soleil’s One Night for One Drop annual Las Vegas spectacle in support of water conservation. They also appeared as special guests alongside Seth Rogan and Orlando Bloom for Free The Children’s “We Day” in San Francisco.

The Tenors have been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable melodies. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, the vocal super group has achieved international success, showcasing their undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles. Their self-titled debut album, their holiday album, The Perfect Gift and their latest album, Lead With Your Heart, have all gone multi-platinum and have been released in many countries around the world by Universal Music and its affiliates. The Tenors received their first JUNO Award for Lead With Your Heart.

Their TV appearances – over 150 worldwide – include Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Oprah (with Celine Dion), The Primetime Emmy Awards, ITV’s Diamond Jubilee Show for Her Majesty The Queen and many more. They have shared the stage with such luminaries as Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jennifer Hudson, Ellie Goulding, Justin Bieber, Earth, Wind & Fire and more.

Sam Smith and John Legend teamed up to raise money for Red Nose Day, a biennial event where British residents and celebrities wear clown noses to attract funds and awareness for underprivileged parts of the U.K. and Africa. Smith and Legend team up for a rendition of the former’s debut single, Lay Me Down, serving as the official song of this year’s Red Nose Day.

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On March 31st founding member of Buffalo Springfield (Neil Young, Steven Stills) and Poco, Richie Furay is back with his first new album in over 8 years. Today UltimateClassicRock.com premieres a new song off of the upcoming Hand In Hand entitled “Don’t Tread On Me”

Click Here To Listen To “Don’t Tread on Me”

Click Here To Preview Hand In Hand

“Where did this song come from?” Furay says. “I take many long walks on my road pondering life and where this great nation of ours has gone. I love America, but the polarization of left and right is tearing us apart. The very fabric of our society is unraveling as a result of this. But I have hope. We are a great nation; we should be proud of it. We have a heart of gold, which we have shown to the world. Yet some think it’s wrong. I’m not ashamed to say, Born in the U.S.A. Don’t tread on me!”

Legendary singer-songwriter and author Richie Furay is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee for his work with Buffalo Springfield, a group he formed with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin. In addition, he was recently inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame for his work with Poco, alongside bandmates Jim Messina, Rusty Young, George Grantham, and Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit.