Previous month:
March 2004
Next month:
May 2004

David Pack New Solo CD being recorded

February through April has found David Pack writing and recording tracks for his new CD. He has written a song with David Benoit and Russ Freeman called "Travellin Light" which may become the title track. Tracks have been cut that include legendary musicians and singers: David Benoit & Russ Freeman (Rippingtons), drummers Vinnie Colaiuta & Steve Ferrone; Bassist Alex Al; Percussionist Luis Conte; with guest vocal support from the Eagles amazing vocalist/bassist Timothy Schmidt, the incomparable Steve Perry (collaborating on production of a new song), Ann Wilson of Heart, and America's classic voice of Dewey Bunnell.
David has also done some "vocalese" work on the new Benoit/Freeman smooth jazz upcoming CD.
David Pack will be perform this summer as a surprise special guest on the Benoit Freeman tour. Dates will be add in the near future.

50 worst songs of all time Top by VH1 and Blender is totally ridiculous

VH1 and Blender Magazine have selected the 50 worst songs of all time for a special 2-hour program... This Top is ridiculous... Who did the survey ? Who are the persons who chose this list ?

See this Top as a production of the media society who has no taste... Because, in Music, you must respect everyone's taste... This is not a question of choice...
This is also a choice of some songs that VH1 has supported during several years as videos... This big media has no memory... This is just a question of money and big teasing there... Ridiculous... So ridiculous...

Hour 1 of the program:
50. Corey Hart - I Wear My Sunglasses at Night
49. Puff Daddy f/ Faith Evans & 112 - "I'll Be Missing You'
48. Michael Bolton - 'Can I Touch You There'
47. Bobby Brown w/Whitney Houston, 'Something in Common'
46. Spin Doctors - Two Princes
45. Ruben Studdard, 'I'm Sorry'
44. Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
43. Master P feat. Silkk, Fiend, Mia-x & Mystikal - 'Make Em Say Uhh'
42. Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe
41. JC Chasez - 'Some Girls (Dance with Women)'
40. 4 Non Blondes, 'What's Up'
39. Snow - 'Informer'
38. Ja Rule - Mesmerize
37. Bette Midler, "From a Distance"
36. Color Me Badd - I Wanna Sex You Up
35. Don Johnson - Heartbeat
34. Crazytown - 'Butterfly'
33. Jennifer Lopez - 'Jenny from the Block'
32. Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
31. R. Kelly, 'You Remind Me of Something'
30. Nelly - Pimp Juice
29. Meatloaf - 'I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't do That)
28. Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up'
27. Wreckx-N-Effect - 'Rump Shaker'
26. Bryan Adams - The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me is You

Hour 2
25. Michael Jackson, 'You Rock My World'
24. Phil Collins, "Sussudio"
23. Sisqo - 'The Thong Song'
22. Lionel Richie - Dancing on the Ceiling
21. Rembrandts, "I'll Be There For You"
20. Toby Keith, 'Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue'
19. Chicago - You're the Inspiration
18. Hammer - 'Pumps and a Bump'
17. Right Said Fred, "I'm Too Sexy"
16. Europe, "The Final Countdown"
15. Crash Test Dummies - Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm
14. Will Smith, "Will2K"
13. Aqua - 'Barbie Girl'
12. New Kids on the block - Hangin' Tough
11. Gerardo - Rico Suave
10. Huey Lewis & the News - Heart of Rock-n-Roll
9. Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
8. Ricky Martin - She Bangs
7. Eddie Murphy, "Party All the Time"
6. Deep Blue Something, "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
5. Vanilla Ice, "Ice Ice Baby"
4. Limp Bizkit, "Rollin'"
3. Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
2. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Achy Breaky Heart"
1. Starship, "We Built This City"

Quincy Jones charity gig in Roma feat. Natalie Cole...

Legendary record producer Quincy Jones, 71, plans a free charity gig in Roma (Italy) for grabbing proceeds to help children in war-ravaged countries (Kigali in Rwanda, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Asmara in Eritrea, Freetown in Sierra Leone, the Palestinian town of Nablus on the West Bank and Israel's Rishon Le'Zion).
The mega-concert called "We Are The Future" on 16 May at Rome's Circus Maximus arena. Several stars have already confirmed to be on stage: Muhammad Ali, Angelina Jolie, Cirque Du Soleil, Natalie Cole, Youssou N'Dour, Lionel Richie and Oprah Winfrey.
There will maybe a worldwide telecast.

Arnold McCuller and Bill Cantos in the backing band of Phil Collins First Farewell Tour

Bill Cantos (vocals) will be appearing with on Phil Collins "First Farewell Tour" with dates scheduled throughout 2004, covering the globe!
Also, ArnoldMcCuller (vocals) will be in Phil Collins' backing band in 2004 as follows:
European Tour - May 31st to July 3rd, 2004
US Tour - August 26th to September 30th, 2004
Fall Tour - October 30th - December 1st, 2004.

Future albums releases in The USA

April 27
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Between Here And Gone (Sony Music)
Martyn Joseph - Whoever It Was that Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home (Appleseed Records)
Linda Ronstadt - Jardin Azul: Las Canciones Favoritas (Rhino) Original Recording Remastered
Al Stewart - Time Passages(Rhino) Original Recording Remastered
Al Stewart - Year of the Cat (Rhino) Original Recording Remastered
Kim Waters - In the Name of Love (Shanachie)

April 28
Asia - Live in Massachusetts 1983 (Trademark of Quality) Archival release
Earth Wind & Fire - Rare Groove (Sony Music) Import
Jeff Larson - Sepia (Jvc Victor) Import from Japan + 1 bonus track

May 4
Jim Brickman - Greatest Hits (Windham Hill) featuring Michael W. Smith, Susan Ashton and Roch Voisine
Agnetha Faltskog - My Colouring Book (Generic) Import
Journey - Escape/Frontiers/Infinity (Sony Music) Box set
Kimberley Locke - One Love (Curb Records)
Patti LaBelle - Timeless Journey (Def Soul Classics)
Lionel Richie - Just For You (Island)
Carly Simon - Reflections: Greatest Hits (Bmg Heritage) Original Recording Remastered
Styx - Anthology: Come Sail Away (A&M Records) Original Recording Remastered
Michael Tolcher - I Am (Octone) featuring Warren Haynes

May 11
The Marshall Tucker Band - Beyond The Horizon (Sony Music) New album
The Marshall Tucker Band - Carolina Dreams (Sony Music) Original Recording Remastered with extra tracks

May 17
Poco - Indian Summer (Lemon) Original Recording Remastered

May 18
Michael Lington - Stay With Me (Rendezvous/Red)

May 22
Carole King - Really Rosie (Sony/Columbia) Import - Original Recording Remastered

May 24
Beth Nielsen Chapman - Trying To Love You (Sanctuary) Import
Carole King - Carnegie Hall Concert June 18, 1971 (Sony/Columbia) Import - Remastered

May 25
George Benson - Irreplaceable (Grp)
Vanessa Williams - Here I Go Again (Lightyear)
Wilson Phillips - California (Sony Music)

Tommy Funderburk has founded The Sovereign Artists company: Don Grusin, The Crickets, Heart

Tommy Funderburk is the founder of The Sovereign Artists :
"The result is whole new kind of music company — dedicated to building and sustaining careers, connecting artists directly to their audiences, and nurturing those rarest of all music business qualities — integrity and trust. "
The Sovereign Artists have different projects on the way:

- The release of "The Hang" Don Grusin new album, recorded live on September 24, 2003, in Studio City, CA.
Track-listing: 1. Let's Not Talk About It 2. Makossa Beat 3. She Could Be Mine 4. Wait For Me 5. El Floridita 6. Number 8 7. Woman 8. Chaser 9. Fresh Air 10. Catwalk 11. Road House 12. Oo-Whee 13. She Feels Good.

- The legendary Buddy Holly band: The Crickets, joined a by a number of their friends and musical collaborators through the years, including including Eric Clapton, Rodney Crowell, Waylon Jennings, Graham Nash, John Prine, Albert Lee, and Nanci Griffith are releasing a new album entitled "The Crickets and Their Buddies".
The new LP was recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles by producer/engineer Greg Ladanyi (Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac, Toto). It contains 15 new tracks of classic songs, including a legendary 'lost' Crickets song "Someone, Someone" that features a performance by Eric Clapton. Due to release this summer. You can listen to free samples of the album there.

- Sovereign Artists presents "Jupiter's Darling", Ann and Nancy Wilson's (Heart duet) first studio album in over a decade Produced by Nancy Wilson and Craig Bartock, "Jupiter’s Darling" features 15 new tracks penned by Ann and Nancy Wilson.

Simon and Garfunkel summer tour

Simon and Garfunkel (Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel) will do an additional tour in The States this summer (second leg of the Old Friends tour).
Tour dates already confirmed:
June 10: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
June 11: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)
June 12: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
June 16: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
June 17: Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena)
June 19: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel)
June 20: Cincinnati (U.S. Bank Arena)
June 22: Nashville (Gaylord Entertainment Center)
June 23: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
June 25: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
June 26: St. Louis (Savvis Center)
June 27: Kansas City, Kan. (Kemper Arena)
June 29: Salt Lake City (TBD)
July 1: Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)
July 2: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
July 3: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Arena)
July 6: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
July 7: Houston (Toyota Center)
July 8: New Orleans (New Orleans Arena)