MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
Sara Evans has her own brand of wine. The ONEHOPE Sara Evans Signature Series 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was made in collaboration with ONEHOPE Winery in Napa, California. It's described as a ``beautiful blend of dark fruits with delicate spiciness and intense minerality.'' It's a limited-edition wine that will raise funds for the C-M-A Foundation.
It sells for 60-dollars U-S a bottle and can be purchased at www.OneHopeWine.com.
Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson and The Avett Brothers will play Farm Aid this year. They will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Other performers include Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. Farm Aid will be staged September 16th outside Pittsburgh.
The grand opening of Jimi Hendrix Park will be Saturday in Seattle. The city's parks and recreation department will hold a free event featuring music, poetry, food and a chalk art contest. The park features a stairway with Hendrix's signature and a walkway that outlines Hendrix's life. The first phase of the park was opened last October.
BET AWARDS ADDS MORE PERFORMERS
Chris Brown, D-J Khaled, Lil Wayne and New Edition will join the lineup for the B-E-T Awards. Other performers include Post Malone, Trey Songz, Bruno Mars, Migos and Future.
Leslie Jones of ``Saturday Night Live'' will host. Beyonce leads the nominations with seven. New Edition will receive a lifetime achievement award. The B-E-T Awards are June 25th in Los Angeles.
The number of medical calls at Bonnaroo this year was the lowest in the festival's 16-year history. The Nashville Tennessean reports 30 attendees were taken to hospitals over the past weekend. No deaths were reported. Authorities say the yearly average is about 50 but can sometimes be as high as 100.
Glen Campbell's daughter says her father can't communicate, but luckily he's happy. Ashley Campbell says many people in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease are confused and scared, but her father loves being around people and loves desserts.
She says she will sometimes play him a song or play music on the radio, and he doesn't always realize he's hearing music. She says if he's in the right head space, he'll close his eyes and tap his toes, or even sing along, even though he will sing a different song. Glen Campbell's final album, ``Adios,'' came out last week.
Gregg Allman's festival will carry on, even though Allman will only be there in spirit. Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Little Steven, Peter Wolf and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band will play the Laid Back Festival, which Allman founded in 2015. Three East Coast dates have been announced for September, with more to be announced later. Allman died last month.
CHIEF KEEF ARRESTED
Chief Keef has been arrested on charges of drug possession. Airport security officials in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, say he had marijuana in his carry-on bag. Kowabunga Music has issued a statement saying Chief Keef has had past problems but he has fixed himself. Chief Keef has had a string of run-ins with the law, including a weapons conviction and disorderly conduct.
L-C-D Soundsystem is denouncing a Rhino Records reissue of four albums that have never gone out of print. Rhino announced this week it would put out vinyl versions of the band's self-titled debut, ``45:33,'' ``This Is Happening'' and ``London Sessions.'' L-C-D Soundsystem has issued a statement saying they had no idea about the Rhino reissues and they urge fans to buy the albums through D-F-A Records as they always have done. The band points out the Rhino press release describes them as ``one of the freshest sounds on the London underground scene in the early 2000s.'' L-C-D Soundsystem are from New York.
It took Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac about a week in the studio before they realized they were not just noodling around but making an album. Buckingham says it shouldn't have worked, because McVie was out of the band for
15 years and the momentum was lost. However, he says because they've both been people who do things on their own terms, for whatever reason their chemistry was solid. McVie says even in the context of Fleetwood Mac, she and Buckingham have always weaved around each other and anticipated each other's moves. Their duets album, ``Buckingham McVie,'' is out now.
The life story of Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew is being made into a movie. The Hollywood Reporter reports the film will be based on Campbell's memoir, ``Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City.'' 2 Live Crew became famous for sexual themes in their music that Florida authorities considered obscenity. Their parody of Roy Orbison's ``Oh, Pretty Woman'' made it all the way to the Supreme Court in 1994.
(The Associated Press)