Oct 25 2017

Lionel Richie Classics Get Vinyl Releases

On December 8, Motown/UMe will release three historic albums on vinyl from one of the most successful solo artists in Pop/R&B crossover history, Lionel Richie. This mega-platinum album triple-play — 1982’s Lionel Richie, 1983’s Can’t Slow Down, and 1985’s Dancing On The Ceiling — sealed the recent Kennedy Center Honoree’s legacy as one of the most popular singer/songwriters of the modern era, in the wake of his 1982 departure from the lineup of one of Motown’s biggest artists of the Seventies, the Commodores.

 

Lionel Richie’s singular blend of songwriting artistry and catchy, singalong hooks has long defied genre-labeling, propelling his mass appeal to fans of R&B, soul, pop and country alike, and leading to his amassing more than 100 million album sales to date. Over the course of these three albums, Richie garnered four No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (“Truly,” “All Night Long (All Night),” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me”) and a dozen Top 10 singles overall on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts alike.

Oct 25 2017

Judas Priest Battle Eurythmics For Hall of Fame Spot

There’s a horse race for the fifth position on the fan’s ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame between The Eurythmics and Judas Priest.

 

Fans get one vote for the inductees that will be added in with all of the regular voting members of the Hall of Fame. The top five artists on the fan ballot (rockhall.com/fan-vote/2018-fan-vote), receive single votes in the selection process.

There is little doubt that the fan favorite is Bon Jovi who has garnered just short of 354,000 votes so far. The Moody Blues are second followed by Dire Straits and The Cars.

It’s the final spot that seems to be in question. The Eurythmics have seen their 6,200 vote lead over Judas Priest the day after the nominees were announced cut to just 2,700 on the latest tally.

Oct 25 2017

Jackson Browne and Seal Join Bluesfest 2018 Line-Up

Jackson Browne and Seal lead the second line-up announcement for Bluesfest 2018.

 

Following on from the first announcement featuring Robert Plant, 16 more acts have been added to Bluesfest.