Join Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall Wednesday, 7/29 at 2PM PT as she performs some tunes from her home studios in Los Angeles for NPR Music's Live Sessions.
MICK JAGGER of The Rolling Stones/SuperHeavy
ROGER TAYLOR of Queen
In 1968, on Mick Jagger’s 25th birthday, London Records objected strenuously to the graffiti-scrawled, sleazy restroom wall cover of The Rolling Stones’ Beggar’s Banquet album and postponed the release date until it was suitably altered.
In 1979, The “newest selling tool for rock” was the promotional video proclaimed an article in Rolling Stone magazine that cited “Boys Keep Swinging” by David Bowie and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
In 1960, Roy Orbison reached #2 on the US singles chart with “Only The Lonely,” his first hit. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record it himself.
In 1965, A young Bob Dylan plugged in for his headlining set backed by the Butterfield Blues Band with Al Kooper and Barry Goldberg at The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. It’s been widely reported that folk music purists tried to boo Dylan off the stage, but an alternative account claims audience members were actually upset by poor sound and a short set.
In 1966, The final US concert with Brian Jones as part of The Rolling Stones took place in San Francisco.
Multi-instrumentalist and core member of Arcade Fire Will Butler, announces his second solo album, Generations, due out September 25 via Merge.
Former front-man for Jane’s Addiction Perry Farrell announces his new box set called Perry Farrell - The Glitz; The Glamour, out November 6 via Last Man Music.
Pleased To Meet Me, the fifth full-length album from The Replacements, is getting a reissue as a special deluxe 3xCD/1xLP box set, coming out October 9 via Rhino Records.
A personal favorite, New York-based, Indie band, Cults announce their fifth upcoming album, Host, out September 18 via Sinderlyn.