4.24-25 American Dinosaur One For The Birds (Independent) Black Lips "Squatting In Heaven" (Vice) Cameron Graves Planetary Prince (Mack Avenue) Chastity Brown "Wake Up" (Red House) Christopher Paul Stelling "Destitue" (Anti-) El Michels Affair Return To The 37th Chamber (Independent) Foxtrot & The Get Down "Roll Down The Road" (Independent) Georgia Flood "Sleepless Nights" (Independent) Groovalottos Ask Yo' Mama (Independent) Hurray For The Riff Raff "Living In The City" (ATO) Jake La Botz "How I Wish She Was Mine" (Independent) Joe Goddard Electric Lines (Domino) Jo Harman "No One Left To Blame" (Independent) Los Colognes "Flying Apart" (Independent/Thirty Tigers) Los Straitjackets What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets (Yep Roc) Low Cut Connie "Controversy" (Contender) Marie Miller Letterbox (Curb) Mew "Twist Quest" (PIAS) O+S You Were Once The Sun, Now You're The Moon (Saddle Creek) Paul Messinger America 2.0 (Independent) Shelly Fairchild "Mississippi Turnpike" (Independent) Sylvan Esso "Die Young" (Loma Vista/CMG) Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' "All Around The World" (Concord/CMG) Violents and Monica Martin Awake and Pretty Much Sober (Partisan)
More Boulder Artists Announced As the lineup for the 2017 FMQB Triple A Conference, August 9-12 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa and the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO grows, Portugal. The Man and The Lone Bellow are the latest additions to a Fox lineup that already boasts Future Islands, Foxygen, LP, Mondo Cozmo, Ron Gallo, Spoon, and The Shelters. In addition, the outdoor Hill Stage lineup has been revealed, featuring performances by Bahamas, Colony House, Current Swell, Justin Townes Earle, Marlon Williams and The Band of Heathens, with only a couple of weeks before the hotel lineup starts to be unveiled. Early Registration is only $329 through April 30 at registration.fmqb.com, and you can still take advantage of special FMQB rates at the St. Julien, starting at only $229/night, by going to stjulien.com and using group code GRPQB6 or calling (720) 406-9696 and mentioning FMQB.
Cumulus Media Promotes Three Senior Executives Cumulus Media has announced the promotion of three Cumulus executives to newly-created EVP posts. Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content & Programming, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Content & Programming. Dave Milner, Senior Vice President, Operations, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations. Bob Walker, Senior Vice President, Operations has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations. Mary Berner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cumulus Media, said, “These promotions recognize the strong performance of these key members of our senior leadership team. Mike, Dave and Bob are terrific executives and have each been instrumental to the success we’ve achieved during the first year of executing our turnaround plan for the company.”
Rock Hall of Fame Adds Pearl Jam, ELO, Journey & More The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted its class of 2017: Pearl Jam, ELO, Yes, Journey, Joan Baez and Tupac Shakur. Nile Rodgers was also given the Award for Musical Excellence. According to reports, the evening opened with a tribute to the late Rock icon Chuck Berry, with ELO playing a cover of "Roll Over Beethoven." The group was inducted by Dhani Harrison, whose father George was close with ELO's Jeff Lynne, and told a story about seeing the band and his dad covering "Johnny B. Goode."
Folk great Joan Baez joked about how much of the audience might not know her, talked social activism and harmonized with Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Yes reunited with former singer Jon Anderson for the first time in over a decade and were inducted by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush. Lee filled in for Yes's late bassist Chris Squire on the band's hit "Roundabout."
The late Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur was inducted by Snoop Dogg. Alicia Keys then took the stage for a medley of 2Pac songs, followed by Snoop with YG, Treach of Naughty by Nature and T.I., all taking turns on the mic.
Hitmaker Journey reunited with longtime estranged singer Steve Perry, but only for their induction speech, as the singer has not performed with the band in decades and has only rarely sung in public.
Accepting his Award for Musical Excellent, Rodgers dedicated it to all the artists he had produced and worked with behind the scenes over the years, saying, "This award is amazing to me because of all the people who have allowed me to join their lives and their bands."
Another artist we lost in the past year, Prince, was celebrated as well. Lenny Kravitz led a gospel choir on "When Doves Cry," followed by a rocking take on Sign O' The Times track "The Cross."
Perhaps the most anticipated speech of the night was David Letterman's induction of Pearl Jam. The talk show legend was a late addition, replacing an ailing Neil Young. Letterman spent part of his speech mocking former Pearl Jam rivals Ticketmaster, joking that "because they stood up to the corporations I'm happy to say, ladies and gentleman, today every concert ticket in the United States of America is free." No stranger to Rock Hall speeches, when it was his turn at the mic, Eddie Vedder spoke at length about climate change, his family, Letterman and even Chance the Rapper. Pearl Jam played a three-song set of "Alive" (with Ten-era drummer Dave Krusen behind the kit), "Given to Fly" and "Better Man."
As per tradition, the show ended with an All-Star jam session that included all of Pearl Jam, Geddy Lee, Trevor Rabin of Yes and Journey's Neal Schon covering the absent Young's classic "Rockin' in the Free World." A truncated version of the show will debut April 29 at 8 p.m. on HBO.
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