[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]UPDATES / ADDITIONS[/su_highlight]


“Bridges,” Calum Scott – June 17

“4 the Last Time,” BoDeans – June 24

“Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind”,” Coheed and Cambria – new release date, June 24

“a lighter shade of blue,” Christina Perri – June 24

“PANORAMA,” Hayley Kiyoko – July 29

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »

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“Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart,” Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart – July 8

“Regimental Sgt. Zippo,” Elton John – July 8

“Miles Out to Sea: The Roots of British Power Pop 1969-1975,” various artists – July 22

“Blue Mood, Breakout and Beyond – The Early Years Part 1,” Swing Out Sister – July 29

“Wild Dogs (Expanded Edition),” Dwight Twilley – July 29

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“Preludes (Rare and Unreleased Recordings),” Warren Zevon – June 24

“Nellyville,” Nelly – July 1

“Fashion Nugget,” Cake – July 8

“The One” and “Peachtree Road,” Elton John – July 8

“Extension,” George Braith – July 15

“Peach Brother!,” Don Wilkerson – July 15

“Greatest Hits,” The Offspring – July 29

“The Hits & More (1958-62),” Dion & The Belmonts – Aug. 19

“Headquarters (55th Anniversary Mono Edition),” The Monkees – Aug. 19

“Singles,” Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Aug. 26

“Themes From Venus,” Love Tractor – Aug. 26

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]JUST RELEASED[/su_highlight] (surprise releases + more)

“Paint Me Blue,” Semantics (first single: “Get in the Car”; Hear here; SideOneDummy)

“Lemon Tree,” Alex Baird (Hear here; Next Records)

“Diary of a Loner,” Reo Cragun (new single: “Verizon”; Hear here; Reo Cragun)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]NEW SONGS[/su_highlight] (click on title to stream)

Captive (Your Hooks), KARIO |
My Left Hand, Meghan Patrick |

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS[/su_highlight]

Peter Nero (88)
Bernie Taupin (72)
Al Corley (67)
Iva Davies [Icehouse] (67)
Morrissey (63)
Dana Williams [Diamond Rio] (61)
Jesse Valenzuela [Gin Blossoms] (60)
Johnny Gill (56)
Dan Roberts [Crash Test Dummies] (55)
Donell Jones (49)
Vivian Green (43)

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Getting caught up …

May 21 Birthdays: Ron Isley (81), John Dalton (79), Bill Champlin (75), Leo Sayer (74), Marc Ribot (68), Stan Lynch (67), Kevin Shields (59), Mikel Jollet (48), Havoc (48), Gotye (41), Tony LoGerfo [Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real] (39), Cody Johnson (35)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]IN REMEMBRANCE[/su_highlight]

May 21:

Nick Menza (1964-2016)

Louis Johnson (1955-2015)

Twinkle (1948-2015)

Bob Thompson (1924-2013)

Frank Comstock (1922-2013)

Billy Walker (1929-2006)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RELEASED ON MAY 22 … IN 1967[/su_highlight]

“Headquarters,” The Monkees (their third album, and the first one that allowed them creative control over songwriting and performing instruments on their songs; it was their third straight No. 1 LP in just under a year; featuring “You Just May Be the One,” “For Pete’s Sake” and “Randy Scouse Girl”; producer: Chip Douglas; Colgems)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RELEASED ON MAY 21 … IN 1971[/su_highlight]

“What’s Going On,” Marvin Gaye (his 11th album is widely regarded as one of the best albums ever made; it’s a concept album, as told from the viewpoint of a Vietnam War veteran returning home to find the U.S. embroiled in social injustice and unrest and ecological turmoil; featuring the title track, “Mercy Mercy Me [The Ecology]” and “Inner City Blues [Make Me Wanna Holler]”; producer: Gaye; Tamla)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]R.I.P.[/su_highlight]

Bernard Wright (funk and jazz singer and godson of Roberta Flack)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]MUSIC HEADLINES[/su_highlight]

> Ethan Coen on His Jerry Lee Lewis Doc and Filmmaking Return | The Associated Press

> Mick Jagger on Harry Styles: ‘He Doesn’t Have a Voice Like Mine or Move on Stage Like Me’ | Variety

> Evanescence Parts Ways with Guitarist Jen Majura | Loudwire

> Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Shares Daily Schedules | Jambands

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]TOUR NEWS[/su_highlight]

> Tyler, the Creator Unveils 2022 UK, Europe and Australia Tour Dates | HYPEBEAST

> New Tours: Wolf Parade, Girlpool, Everclear + Fastball, Sinkane, Billy Howerdel, and More | Brooklyn Vegan