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Bryan Adams Room Service new album very soon

Bryan Adams will have a new studio album "Room Service" out on Sept. 21 internationally except in The States. This album will be followed by a 14-tunes acoustic album, "Stripped," which will include some acoustic demo versions of songs that appear on "Room Service."

Bryan Adams was in downtown Toronto (Canada) traffic on July 29 while shooting a video for his new single, "Open Road" (from the upcoming Bryan Adams album "Room Service"). You can listen to an audio sample of "Open Road" there (Windows Media Player file).

About "Room Service": "I had a big studio which used to travel with me, but you couldn't move it from place to place. I would need to rent a house for six months and work. This time, I got rid of that system and got it into two suitcases. It's the marvel of digital technology," Bryan Adams says.

"Stripped" and "Room Service" were recorded in hotels and backstage at concert venues in Europe last year.

Gov't Mule's "Deja Voodoo" in stores soon!


The long awaited and much anticipated new Gov't Mule studio record "Deja Voodoo" will be released on September 14th, 2004. This album, the first to include keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Andy Hess along with founding members Warren Haynes and Matt Abts, is comprised completely of songs which have never been performed live. When asked to describe the album, Haynes says "It sounds like Gov't Mule, but it doesn't sound like anything we've already done. It has the same muscle and the same influences and character. But the fact is that it's a new band interpreting, and I'm writing songs for the sound of the new band."


01. Bad Man Walking
02. About To Rage
03. Perfect Shelter
04. Little Toy Brain
05. Slackjaw Jezebel
06. Wine & Blood
07. Lola Leave Your Light On
08. Silent Scream
09. No Celebration
10. Mr. Man
11. My Separate Reality
12. New World Blues

Kenny Loggins and Julia Loggins are separated

According to this article of the Arizona Daily Star: At least Loggins shows up, Kenny Loggins has recently left Julia Loggins:

"The scruffy-haired singer - dressed in your basic blue jeans and white button-up shirt - also delved into his new album's repertoire, covering the upbeat title track, "It's About Time" and the song "I Miss Us" - a song Loggins said in a recent phone interview he could still manage to sing despite his separation from his wife, Julia Loggins, four months ago."

In another way, in celebration of Kenny's outstanding contributions to the world of music and honoring his 30-year career that has captivated and inspired his many fans, August has officially been declared Kenny Loggins Appreciation Month!

Forever, For Always, For Love - A Tribute to Luther Vandross album now released

A very nice article at K103 fm radiostation website (Portland, Oregon) about "Forever, For Always, For Love - A Tribute to Luther Vandross" now released in The States (GRP-Verve Records), I quote:

"With Forever, For Always, For Luther, a blockbuster gathering of smooth jazz stars takes turns paying tribute to R&B vocal legend Luther Vandross, performing ten of his most popular hits. The featured instrumentalists on the album are the crème-de-la-crème of the smooth jazz world, with dozens of top-charting, top-selling albums and countless hit singles among them. They are masters of bringing the soulful inflections of the great R&B singers to instrumental music and, in paying tribute to Vandross, they are honoring one of their primary inspirations."

You can listen to there the song "Forever, For Always, For Love," featuring Lalah Hathaway and click here to check out the album's page at GRP website!

Bruce Hornsby: Halcyon Days album, he tells more about it

Bruce Hornsby tells more about his new album "Halcyon Days" to be released in the next few days in the States (Columbia Records). For this new LP, Bruce Hornsby has invited some guests like Elton John, Sting and Eric Clapton at his own studio.
"These guys are all friends of mine who've said some nice, complimentary things to me over the years about my music (...) I know this sounds strange, but ("Halcyon Days") is the first record I've made where every song is a piano song."
This album will be in a more Bruce Hornsby classic vein.

Joseph Williams: a second Vertigo album on the way

Vertigo - The studio project featuring former Toto singer, Joseph Williams on lead vocals will have a second chapter.
The recording are scheduled to begin in Los Angeles during the summertime and Joseph Williams has agreed to be more involved in the songwriting of the new album. He has already written a great uptempo track entitled "Not Gonna Live Forever" with his buddy Joey Carbone, who has also offered some other songs for the project. Via Frontiers Records.

Boney James Pure new album

Sax player Boney James will have a new album out entitled "Pure" on August 3rd (Warner Brothers) in The States
The album of Boney James is the first produced solely by Boney James and will feature guest appearances by Bilal, Dwele, Joe Sample, Debi Nova and more. The album was mixed by Serban Ghenea (Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, N*E*R*D and more).

1. Pure
2. Better With Time (featuring Bilal)
3. 2:01AM
4. Stone Groove (featuring Joe Sample)
5. Appreciate (featuring Debi Nova)
6. Here She Comes
7. Break Of Dawn
8. It's On
9. Thinkin' 'Bout Me
10. You Don't Have To Go Home

Boz Scaggs greatest hits live on cd and dvd!


Grammy Award winning artist Boz Scaggs will release his Greatest Hits Live on DVD (Rounder Records) on Tuesday, August 3, 2004, and on CD (Gray Cat Records) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004. Recorded live at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.

Boz's band features the following musicians: Bass: Matt Bissonette; Drums: John Ferraro; Guitar: Drew Zingg; Organ: Jim Cox; Piano: Michael Bluestein; Saxophone: Charles McNeal; Trumpet: Rich Armstrong; Vocals: Monet Owens and Barbara Wilson.

The full song list includes: Lowdown; Slow Dancer; Heart of Mine; It All Went Down; The Drain; Harbor Lights; Jojo; Ask Me 'Bout Nothin' But The Blues; Breakdown Dead Ahead; Look What You've Done To Me; I Just Go; Georgia; Miss Sun; Lido Shuffle; Runnin' Blues; Loan Me a Dime; We're All Alone.

The DVD, directed by Lawrence Jordan, also features behind the scenes footage including rehearsals and backstage dialogue, a photo gallery, and a bonus performance of "Harbor Lights" by Boz's Jazz Quintet.

Chicago's songlist to be score for a new musical: Colour My World

Chicago popular group's songlist will be the basis for a new musical called "Colour My World," named after a hit Chicago ballad (and perennial prom theme) from 1971, a spokesman confirmed.

Richard Akins and his wife Janina are producing. Jeff Arch, a screenwriter whose credits include "Sleepless in Seattle," will write the book. Doug Katsaros is musical director. Akins hopes to open at a regional theatre in spring of summer 2005, then make another out-of-town stop before reaching Broadway.

The story will concern two friends and college fraternity brothers. One pursues a career in the entertainment business, the other becomes an artist, and each finds some disappointment in the fulfillment of their dreams.
More than 20 Chicago tunes will be used like "25 or 6 to 4," "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "Beginnings" and "You're the Inspiration". Some songs will be used only as instrumentals.