Arch MUSIC NEWS for 1/30/13
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Goo Goo Dolls have a new single called “Rebel Beat” – the first taste of their forthcoming album, “Magnetic.” The set is due out May 7th.
Dave Grohl‘s second directorial venture has officially hit the internet. After helming the new documentary “Sound City,” the Foo Fighters frontman got back in the director’s chair for the video to Soundgarden‘s latest single, “By Crooked Steps.” The clip for the “Animal Kingdom” track debuted on the band’s website this week – SoundgardenWorld.com.
Michael Bolton says he’s thrilled to see his memoir now in stores. The pop-R&B crooner tells his life story in “The Soul Of It All,” including his teen years honing his skills in dive bars, the struggles he faced trying to support a family while pursuing his dream, and finally achieving stardom with his breakthrough CD “Soul Provider.” He also gives readers a look into his life of fame — including the glamour and pitfalls that come with it.
Another new documentary is coming out soon, and it spotlights rock and soul’s backing vocalists. “Twenty Feet From Stardom” tells the story of a group of women who after falling short of their own dreams of fame became backing singers for the stars. Neville says these women “can often sing circles around lead singers” they’ve backed. Some of those stars, including Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting, also appear in the film.
Lenny Kravitz is looking back on his album “Black and White America” as well as his life up to that point in a new documentary. “Looking Back on Love” follows the rocker during his time in the Bahamas recording the 2011 set. But in addition to the behind-the-scenes footage, the doc also features extensive interviews with Kravitz about his family and personal life. Some of the topics include what the juxtaposition in the title “Black and White America” means to him, and the similarities between Kravitz and President Obama. Both come from interracial families, and Lenny reflects on everything his parents — Sy Kravitz and “The Jeffersons” actress Roxie Roker — had to go through to be together. “Looking Back on Love” is available on iTunes now, and Kravitz says he’s honored to share a time that he “will always cherish.”
Pink has announced that “Give Me A Reason,” a song co-written by and featuring fun. frontman Nate Ruess, will be her next single.
Cinderella singer Tom Keifer has resurfaced and is unveiling the first single from his upcoming solo album. It’s called “The Flower Song” and is a collaboration with former Survivor frontman Jim Peterik. Keifer’s debut solo album, “The Way Life Goes,” will be released on April 30th.