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Lenny Kravitz on new album ‘Blue Electric Light’: “It’s just a celebration”

Roxie Records/BMG Lenny Kravitz is back with a brand new album, Blue Electric Light, dropping Friday, and he tells ABC Audio that the songs on the record came to him “organically.” “I’m always inspired, it’s just a matter of what is it going to be,” he says. “I don’t have any preconceived ideas when I start working on a new phase …

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Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame anniversary concert canceled because Billy Joel can’t attend

Myrna M. Suarez/Getty Images The Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame had planned a 20th anniversary concert for June 7 to celebrate the music of Billy Joel — but it’s been canceled because Billy can’t make it. In a statement provided to ABC Audio, the organization said the event, which was also to have celebrated the induction of Billy’s longtime …

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Hank Azaria announces New York concert date for his Bruce Springsteen tribute band

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Hank Azaria is set to celebrate the music of Bruce Springsteen in New York this summer. The actor is bringing his Hank Azaria and the EZ Street Band tribute show to Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on August 1. The show has him and a band of musicians performing songs from The Boss’ catalog. Azaria says he …

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America co-founder Gerry Beckley debuts “Red And Blue” from upcoming self-titled release

Blue Élan Records America co-founder Gerry Beckley is getting a bit political in the latest preview of his upcoming self-titled solo album, which will be released June 28. The artist has shared the new single “Red And Blue,” which takes on the political divide in our country. “It’s something any of us who are politically aware can’t really avoid, to be honest,” Beckley, …

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Kate Hudson on marrying The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson: “I didn’t question it for a second”

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Kate Hudson has no regrets about marrying The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson when she was only 21. The pair married in 2000, were together for seven years and welcomed a son, Ryder, before divorcing in 2007. And despite the marriage ending, she doesn’t second-guess her decision to get hitched. “I didn’t question it for a second,” Kate …

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Bruce Springsteen featured on new album from singer Joe Ely

Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns Bruce Springsteen is lending his voice to a new song from singer, songwriter and guitarist Joe Ely. The tune, “Odds of the Blues,” will be featured on Ely’s new album, Driven To Drive, due out August 2. “I got the idea for the song from hanging out at an all night after hours joint on the edge of east Lubbock called TV’s… …

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Roger Daltrey talks record-breaking Teenage Cancer Trust concerts

Matthew Baker/Getty Images Back in March, The Who’s Roger Daltrey curated his final set of Teenage Cancer Trust benefit shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and it was certainly a successful run. In a new interview with Music Week, Daltrey reveals that the shows, which featured performances by The Who, Eddie Vedder, Paul Weller, Robert Plant, Noel Gallagher and more, …

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Tennessee judge blocks effort to sell Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Alison Wright/Getty Images Elvis Presley‘s home of Graceland will not be hitting the auction block on Thursday after all. In a hearing Wednesday, which only lasted about eight minutes, Chancellor JoeDae Jenkins adjourned the sale of Graceland, saying, “The notary has sworn that the notary did not notarize the signature of Lisa Marie Presley on the deed of trust, which brings …

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The Beach Boys attend Hollywood premiere of Disney+ documentary

Courtesy of Disney+ The Beach Boys members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks and Bruce Johnston were in attendance Tuesday for the world premiere of their new Disney+ documentary, The Beach Boys in Hollywood. The event was part of The Beach Boys: IMAX Live Experience, which livestreamed the film plus a Q&A to 12 IMAX theaters nationwide. The event was the …

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Albums by The Beatles, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac make Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums list

Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/Ume Apple Music has been slowly releasing its list of the 100 Best Albums, and now the top 10 is finally out, with The Beatles’ classic album Abbey Road ranking pretty high on the list. While Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill lands at #1, Abbey Road ranks at #3, just behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller.  “The Beatles’ Abbey Road is an …

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