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More news about "Pacific Coast Highway" by Wilson Phillips

As you know this new album have a West Coast theme.

In addition to "Monday Monday" (Mamas & Papas), Wilson Phillips will also cover "You're No Good" (Linda Ronstadt), "Go Your Own Way" (Fleetwood Mac), In My Room (Beach Boys), Jackson Browne's and Eagles's songs will also appear. Brian Wilson is scheduled for a guest spot. Peter Asher is producing.

This new CD is due on Columbia Records in May.

Stay tuned for more news about this exciting project...


Ray Charles duets album news

Norah Jones, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt are among a host of stars who are teaming up with soul legend Ray Charles for a new duets album.

The currently untitled project - which will also feature BB King, James Taylor and Michael McDonald - is expected to be released by independent label Concord Records in August.

While Charles has performed with various artists in the past, his upcoming release will be his first full album of duets.


Anita Baker will make a comeback

Soul veteran Anita Baker is making a return to the music world, following a 10-year absence.

The Grammy-winning "Sweet Love" singer has signed a deal with Blue Note Records to produce at least two albums and expects to release her first project before the end of the year.

Baker stepped away from the music industry after the 1994 release of her album 'Rhythm of Love' because she had two young sons to take care of, a mother suffering from Alzheimer's disease and a father dying of bone cancer.

Following their deaths - Baker's father died in 1998 and her mother passed away in 2000 - she felt ready to pursue her career again.


David Crosby arrested for drug and gun charges

David Crosby, 62, was arrested early Saturday morning at the DoubleTree Guest Suites hotel in Times Square just hours after playing a concert with his band CPR at a college in Wayne, New Jersey.

The musician had accidentally left a piece of luggage at the hotel. After searching the green-canvas bag for identification, a maid reportedly came across a one-ounce baggie of marijuana in a wooden box, a .45-caliber handgun, ammunition and two knives. The employee informed hotel management who then called the authorities.

When Crosby eventually returned to retrieve the lost luggage, he was met by police, who took him into custody.

The rotund rocker was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a weapon--the latter, a third-degree felony that could potentially net him up to seven years in prison if convicted, according to Manhattan District Attorney spokeswoman Barbara Thompson.

The twice-enshrined Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, as a member of the Byrds and of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, also faces one count of illegal possession of ammunition--approximately three magazines totaling 26 rounds--and one count of illegal possession of a hunting knife. He was released after posting $3,500 bail.

Neither Crosby's attorney, David Parker, nor representatives for the DoubleTree were available for comment on the arrest.

The shaggy-haired, mustachioed musician arrived in New York for a Thursday night gig at B.B. King's Blues Club with CPR bandmates Jeff Pevar and James Raymond.

According to media reports, Crosby earned a standing ovation at the New Jersey gig. For Crosby, Saturday's run-in with the law seems like a mild case of dj vu.

In 1985, he served a year in a Texas jail after being found guilty for a drug-related arrest in Dallas. The conviction was later overturned on appeal and he was released.

Crosby reunited with CSNY in 1999 and the group released Looking Forward, its first album of new material in over 10 years, and launched a well received reunion tour.

The singer, known for his soaring tenor harmonies on such '60s anthems as "Carry On" and "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," is perhaps even more famous today as the guy who fathered fellow rocker Melissa Etheridge's baby. Crosby provided the sperm that artificially inseminated Etheridge's then partner, Julie Cypher.

Crosby is due in court on the gun and drug charges on May 19.


"Blood" by Mark Ryden

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Enter "Blood" the musical atmosphere of talented illustrator/painter Mark Ryden by Stan Ridgway (Wall Of Voodoo) and Pietra Wexstun (Hecate's Angels).
As Tim Burton in movies, Mark Ryden creates through his paintings an imaginated world of strange and disturbing beauty.
Mark's paintings are treasured by collectors from all over the world. Westcoast music fans, must remember his work for Patrick Leonard's "Third matinee" and Toto 's "Past to present" great artwork.
More informations about "Blood" soundtrack and Mark Ryden at www.markryden.com, www.amazon.com, www.cdbaby.com.


Marc Cohn authorizes the fans to record his concerts

Marc Cohn creates a big blast and a revolution in the music industry by authorizing fans to record his concerts:

Via his current newsletter sent via email today:
"Fire up your digital audio recorders and start your mp3 engines, because recording Cohn shows has been officially blessed by Marc and his forward-looking management company.
In a swift, surprising response to inquiries posted in the Forum at marccohn.org, Marc and his management announced an open recording policy at Marc's concerts. To quote directly from the release, "We would like fans to be able to freely record Marc's live shows."
We're mighty impressed by Marc's progressive position on this issue. It recognizes that music sharing can be a good thing, both for artists and for their fans. The increased sharing that will result from open recording will create new Marc Cohn fans, while rewarding the Cohn faithful for their serious interest in the music. Everybody benefits.
We're also very happy to see that the wishes of fans are finally being acknowledged. Your voices in the Forum led to this new policy. You, the fans of Marc Cohn, have Marc's ear at last. So what will you ask for next?"


Fleetwood Mac new tour from May to July

From May 8 to July 11, Fleetwood Mac willl do a US tour of 34 concert dates.
The line-up of the band is: Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood.

In addition, on the media field, The making of "Say You Will" -- cut without Christine McVie -- will be the subject of "Fleetwood Mac: Destiny Rules," a 90-minute documentary premiering March 14 on VH1.