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Published on April 8th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: April 8, 2022

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Hey Hey Rise Up, Pink Floyd feat. Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox … their first new music in 28 years with charity single in support of Ukraine |
Denim & Rhinestones, Carrie Underwood |
First Class, Jack Harlow |
Toni, Interpol |
Gettin’ By, Steve Earle & The Dukes |
Long Way Home (From The Motion Picture “Father Stu”), Brett Young |
One Step Ahead, Jack Johnson |
Save Me, Empress Of |
Subzero, Action Bronson |
Go the Distance, New Rules |
Speak, Lloyiso |

 MORE NEW SONGS  (bonus coverage!)

What We Had, KB Mike |
The Falls, Chxrry22
Real Pain, Lil Zay Osama |
Addicted, KALI |
Don’t Need a Hero, The Habits |
Better Now, Rose Brokenshire |
School Friends, Novaa |
Romeo and Juliet, Peach Martine |
Spaceman, Electric Callboy feat. FiNCH |
Jim Jack or Jose, Dani Taylor
Vampire Diaries, Bad Neighbors feat. Lil Tracy |
Catharsis, Ink Sticks & Stones |
Other Way Home, Meredith Lazowski |
N.G.B., Baby O
Dancing in the Stars, The Mietus’ Touch |
THEIR MEMORY SURVIVES, Robert Bidney … dedicated to those who died from COVID

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Volume II,” Sad Night Dynamite (seven-song EP; Hear here; Elektra)

“A Sympathetic Antipathy,” Lenne (five-song EP; producer: Morgan Rose; Hear here; Imagen)

“Promise,” Michael Beharie (member of NYC’s avant-chamber group Zs; Michael Beharie)

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“So Far So Good,” The Chainsmokers – May 13

“Heart Inside Your Head,” Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men – May 20

“JERRY JEFF,” Steve Earle & The Dukes – May 27

“Denim & Rhinestones,” Carrie Underwood – June 10

“Joy in the Morning,” Tauren Wells – June 10

“Album,” Joe Iconis & Family – June 17

“Meet the Moonlight,” Jack Johnson – June 24

“The Other Side of Make-Believe,” Interpol – July 15


“Judy In Disguise With Glasses,” John Fred and His Playboy Band – May 6

“Live at the House of Blues, September 25, 2001,” The Knack – May 6

“Plays Super Fly,” Young-Holt Unlimited – June 17

“Sugar Hill Adventures: The Collection,” Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & The Furious Five – June 24


Peggy Lennon (81)
Leon Huff (80)
Steve Howe (75)
Mel Schacher (71)
John Schneider (62)
Izzy Stradlin (60)
Donita Sparks (59)
Julian Lennon (59)
Craig Honeycutt (52)
Darren Jessee [Ben Folds Five] (51)
Ezra Koenig (38)
Jamie Sierota [Echosmith] (29)

Getting caught up …

April 7 Birthdays: Bobby Bare (87), Charlie Thomas [The Drifters] (85), Mick Abrahams (79), Patricia Bennett [The Chiffons] (75), John Oates (74), John Dittrich [Restless Heart] (71), Janis Ian (71), Mark Kibble (58), Charlie Hall [The War on Drugs] (48), John Cooper [Skillet] (47), Ben McKee [Imagine Dragons] (37), Tauren Wells (36), Anne-Marie (31)


April 8:

Annette Funicello (1942-2013)

Malcolm McLaren (1946-2010)

Laura Nyro (1947-1997)

Marian Anderson (1897-1993)

April 7:

John Prine (1946-2020)

Stan Freberg (1926-2015)

Andy Johns (1950-2013)

Lee Brilleaux [Dr. Feelgood] (1952-1994)

Kit Lambert (1935-1981)


“It’s high time now, just one crack at life
Who wants to live in, in trouble and strife”


“Toys in the Attic,” Aerosmith (their third album, featuring “Sweet Emotion,” “Walk This Way” and “You See Me Crying”; it sold more than 9 million copies in the U.S.; producer: Jack Douglas; Columbia)


“For You,” Prince (his debut album, featuring “Soft and Wet” and “Just as Long as We’re Together”; unheard of at the time, he produced, arranged, composed and performed all the vocals and instrumentation; Warner)


> Pink Floyd Releases First New Song in Nnearly Three Decades for Ukraine | The Washington Post

> The Weeknd & Doja Cat Lead 2022 Billboard Music Awards Finalists: Full List | Billboard

> Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic Recruits Tyler Childers, Jason Isbell, Allison Russell | Rolling Stone

> Avril Lavigne And Mod Sun Are Engaged: ‘The Day We Met I Knew You Were The One’ | HuffPost

> Black Star Announce ‘No Fear of Time,’ First New Album in 24 Years | Pitchfork

> Leif Ove Andsnes: Tiny Desk (home) Concert | NPR

> 25 Years Ago: Pioneering Black Country Artist Stoney Edwards Dies | Saving Country Music

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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