MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
STARBUCKS - LADY GAGA'S FOUNDATION
Lady Gaga and Starbucks will raise money for charity together. Starbucks will sell four summer drinks that will raise funds for Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. Twenty-five cents each from the sales of Pink Drinks, Ombre' Pink Drinks, Violet Drinks and Matcha Lemonade will go to the foundation. The campaign runs through Monday.
DAN AUERBACH - NASHVILLE
Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys has been living in Nashville since 2010 and has only just adopted the Nashville approach to creating music. Auerbach says for his latest solo record, he and his fellow musicians would write Monday through Wednesday, then record Thursday through Saturday. He says it was a ``life-changing'' switch for his music. He says he has not stopped and he plans to keep going that way. Auerbach's guest musicians include Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas of Union Station and Johnny Cash's bass player, Dave Roe. Auerbach's album, ``Waiting on a Song,'' is out now.
JOHN LEGEND - EGOT STATUS
To quote John Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigen: ``He has a GOT!''
Legend won a Tony Award Sunday night for being a producer of ``Jitney,'' which won best play revival.
That means he's got three of the four awards that make up the EGOT:
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Legend is only missing an Emmy.
JAMES TAYLOR - BONNIE RAITT - SUMMER TOUR
The first time James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt played together, ``Fire and Rain'' was his breakthrough single and she was a college junior opening for him. Raitt says Taylor could not have been warmer or friendlier. They kept in touch and now they will embark on a summer tour beginning July 6th in Newark, New Jersey. Taylor says he's loved Raitt's music for a long time and they're very much in sync with their music and their activism. Raitt says even their bands love each other.
ORGANIZER REMINISCES - MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL
Can you name the only act at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967 who was paid? It was Ravi Shankar, who got three-thousand dollars. Organizer Lou Adler says all the other performers got free flights and hotels, as well as steak and lobster served under the stage. Adler says they signed on because they just wanted to play. Monterey featured Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Otis Redding, the Grateful Dead and many others. Adler says although the festival came to define the Summer of Love, he couldn't make it happen again. He says by the next year, money came into play, as well as ``angry people who didn't like that hippies were in their town.'' The 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival is Friday.
BOB WEIR - HOW I MET JIMI HENDRIX
One of Bob Weir's lasting memories of the Monterey International Pop Festival was jamming with a random guitar player backstage. Weir says neither one knew who the other guy was.
It was Jimi Hendrix. Weir says they plugged into the same amplifier and had a great time ``basically destroying that amplifier.'' He says after that, they were friends. The 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival is Friday.
BOB WEIR - SUMMER OF LOVE
Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead thinks the reason the Summer of Love took off in San Francisco was because in 1967, starving artists could afford to live there. Weir says cheap rent in Haight (HAYT)-Asbury attracted artists and bohemians. The Dead lived in a house there, while Janis Joplin and Country Joe McDonald lived down the street. These days, a two-bedroom apartment in Haight-Ashbury rents for five-thousand dollars a month. Bassist David Freiberg (FRY'-berg) of Quicksilver Messenger Service says he knew the Summer of Love was doomed as soon as it made the cover of Time magazine and tour buses started showing up on Haight Street.
BIG BROTHER - DAVE GETZ
You know it's a good party when you find your bed has been eaten. Drummer Dave Getz of Big Brother and the Holding Company says they once had an epic house party in 1966 when they knew they were going to move out. He says musicians from all sorts of bands showed up. There was a big jam session with lots of playing and animals running around. Getz says when he went back to his room in the morning, a goat had eaten his bedspread. He says there was only half a bedspread and the goat was still there.
TUPAC SHAKUR - ACTOR FAMILY CONNECTION
The actor who portrays Tupac Shakur in the new movie ``All Eyez On Me'' had a connection to him at a young age. Demetrius Shipp Junior says when he was seven, his father produced the Tupac single ``Toss It Up.'' He says Tupac was the biggest rapper at the time and from then on, he was a fan.
Shipp got into 10th grade and people started calling him ``Pac'' because he looks like Tupac. He says there are worse nicknames.
``All Eyez On Me'' opens in theatres Friday.
JUSTIN MOORE - FATHERHOOD
Justin Moore finally has a son. People magazine reports his wife, Kate, gave birth to a boy on Sunday in Little Rock, Arkansas. He's their fourth child and the other three are girls. The Moores did not find out the gender of their baby before he was born. They have named him Thomas South Moore and plan to call him South.
(The Associated Press)