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Mighty Oz Rock band: Little River Band, John Farnham, Sherbet, Stars


Mighty Oz Rock band: Little River Band, John Farnham, Sherbet, Stars.
According to journalist Paul Cashmere at Undercover and his article Stars, Little River Band, John Farnham Band, Sherbet Supergroup, there is now a new Rock group in Australia named Mighty Oz Rock with the following great line-up:
- on Bass Roger McLachlan (Little River Band),
- Drums, Angus Burchall (John Farnham Band),
- Lead Vocals, Mick Pealing (Stars),
- on Guitar, Harvey James (Sherbet),
- Gary Young (Scarecrow, Cattletruck),
- with Vocals & Guitar Lisa Mio,
- and Stewart Wilkinson (on Keyboards/Guitar).

Mighty Oz Rock will do a tour in Australia starting November 10, at Ding Dong in Melbourne and they will play cover songs from their former band: "Howzat,", "Mighty Rock," "New Sensation" and "Evie...".

The band exists since April 2004 and you can listen to some free mp3 samples of Mighty Oz Rock there at their official website.

Other tour dates in Australia already announced:
Saturday 27th Nov - Central Club Hotel Richmond
Sunday 28th Nov - Peninsular Lounge Moorooduc

Sherbet "30th Anniversary Celebration" CD: ORDER IT NOW.

Carly Simon interview


Saga Magazine has published an interview with Carly Simon in its last issue (October 2004) : Carly Simon - A Life On Tracks:

"Back in the mid-Seventies, when I first met Carly, she was one half of one of the the most famous couples in rock music. She and her husband James Taylor were on the cover of Rolling Stone and every other magazine that mattered in America. They had two beautiful young children and seemed to have the perfect marriage, living in the house that James Taylor had built himself on Martha's Vineyard.

She met him on April 6, 1971 when she opened a show for Cat Stevens at The Troubador in Los Angeles. The memory of the moment is still vivid. "He was already the huge new heart-throb in the world and yet this gorgeous, brilliant songwriting boy came backstage to say hello to me!" Carly Simon mimes herself as an awestruck fan: "My eyes and mouth were wide open. He was going out with Joni Mitchell at the time, so she came to the dressing room and collected him."

A few months later they moved in together. "The first time I walked into this living room there was a stack of fan mail like a pyramid, and he hadn't opened any of it. I spent the first two weeks opening mail and then making a bonfire on the lawn, because I couldn't possibly answer them all (...)"

In March 2004, available for the first time on DVD, Carly Simon "Carly Simon - Live from Martha's Vineyard: The Classic Concert," (1988) captures the artistic genius of a true musical icon performing many of her classic hits. Originally aired as an HBO special in 1987, Carly Simon's magical performance combined with the enchanting backdrop of Martha's Vineyard is a one of a kind event.
All new for DVD - with special video enhancements and audio remastered for 5.1 Surround Sound and Enhanced Dolby Stereo, the beauty of this rare performance has never looked or sounded better.

Carly Simon "Live from Martha's Vineyard: The Classic Concert" DVD: ORDER IT NOW.

Alicia Keys: The Diary Of Alicia Keys


Alicia Keys "The Diary Of Alicia Keys" DVD will debut November 16, 2004. Eagle Rock Entertainment presents the DVD debut of "The Diary Of Alicia Keys" November 16, 2004 (on Eagle Rock Entertainment) - a documentary film which chronicles the real Alicia Keys

On November 16, 2004, Eagle Rock Entertainment brings an unprecedented look into the everyday life of one of today's hottest, most admired and talented musical sensations, Alicia Keys. You've seen her on stage and you've heard her on the radio; now, get a rare up-close and personal look at the young woman behind that powerhouse voice. As a singer, songwriter and piano player, Alicia Keys has raised the bar for female musicians and has been embraced by audiences of all ages. Fans now get inside the head of Alicia Keys and an exclusive look at this superstar with the DVD release of ALICIA KEYS: THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS. Containing footage that cannot be seen on any other Alicia Keys project, the DVD goes behind the scenes to capture the true Ms. Keys and her team craft her most recent album, The Diary of Alicia Keys.

Alicia Keys took the modern R&B world to a whole new level the minute she broke onto the music scene and has since earned the title of "musical superstar." Capturing loads of behind the scenes footage, the cameras take viewers onto the tour bus, onto the stage and even onto video and photo shoots, giving viewers a glimpse at the daily life of Alicia Keys.
Alicia Keys "The Diary Of Alicia Keys" DVD captures the true personality of Alicia Keys, not usually seen on stage. From Spain to Arizona to Africa, Alicia Keys "The Diary Of Alicia Keys" DVD is a raw and real look at this critically acclaimed, multiple Grammy award winning, platinum selling international superstar.

You can Alicia Keys and her crew onto the set of the "Girlfriend" video shoot and her Diary photo shoots. Get an up close and personal look at the different sides of Alicia, watch hilarious footage of fights on tour, rough crowds and clowning around between she and her team. Offering a backstage pass to all things Alicia,Alicia Keys "The Diary Of Alicia Keys" DVD is a must-have for any fan.

A proud recipient of five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and countless others, Alicia Keys is a piano-playing prodigy whose multi-dimensional gifts emerged at the age of five. Alicia’s natural talent blossomed into a rare mix of Soul/Hip Hop, Jazz/Classical and R&B flavors. Alicia grew up in New York, and began writing and producing her debut album at the age 14. In July 2001, Alicia Keys impacted the music industry with an incredible force as her first album, Songs In A Minor debuted at the top of the Billboard charts, selling over 235,000 copies in its first week of release. The release stayed at #1 for three weeks and ultimately catapulted her into international super stardom. Keys has since released her follow up album, Diaries, which has seen the same success, making Alicia Keys a staple in the world of music.

Alicia Keys "The Diary Of Alicia Keys" DVD: ORDER IT NOW.

Josh Groban: Live At The Greek Great Performances on PBS


Josh Groban "Live At The Greek": Josh Groban returns to Thirteen/Wnet New York's great performances on PBS. Vocal Sensation Offers Highlights From Latest Multi-Platinum Album

"What most people know about me, they know through my music. This time, I've tried to open that door as wide as possible. These songs are a giant step closer to who I really am and what my music is all about." So says vocal phenomenon Josh Groban about his latest album, "Closer," and the television special it has inspired.

Premiering Thursday, December 2 at 9:30 p.m. (ET) on Thirteen/WNET New York's "Great Performances" on PBS (check local listings), the special, "Josh Groban Live at The Greek," recorded in performance over the course of two sold-out evenings at Los Angeles' famed Greek Theatre, offers the 23-year-old headliner at the top of his form. This is particularly evident in his stunning, gospel-choir-backed rendition of "You Raise Me Up" and two Josh Groban-penned originals, "Per Te" and his current hit single "Remember When It Rained."

"Mr. Josh Groban is a romantic balladeer who means it. He conveys the poignancy of a lonely innocent blessed with talent but isolated by it, dreaming out loud," commented The New York Times earlier this year.

Additional highlights of the new special are "Mi Mancherai," performed with young violin prodigy Lucia Micarelli, a solo Josh Groban at the piano with Paul Simon's "America" and an energized solo debut of Josh Groban on drums. The evening marks Josh Groban's latest appearance on "Great Performances" since last year's The Los Angeles Philharmonic Inaugurates Walt Disney Concert Hall and 2002's Josh Groban in Concert. That 2002 appearance became a number-one selling DVD as well as 2002's best-selling long-form music video.

Says David Horn, who directed both the 2002 and 2004 Josh Groban TV concerts, "Now that Josh Groban has become a premier recording and touring artist, we are tracing his artistic development. This live concert performance truly captures his maturity - even at age 23 - as a live performer."

Josh Groban burst onto the music scene at the age of 19 with the stunning success of his self-titled debut album, which sold more than four million copies. He has recently appeared in a critically acclaimed series of sold-out concerts across the country.

Josh Groban Live at The Greek is a co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Reprise Records. It is executive produced by director David Horn and John Beug, and was recorded at The Greek Theatre September 10 and 11.

Josh Groban "Live At The Greek" DVD+CD package (to be released on November): ORDER IT NOW.

John Hall (Orleans) wants George W. Bush and The Republicans to stop using the song "Still The One"


Our pal John Hall (from Orleans) wants George W. Bush and The Republicans to stop using the song "Still The One" at campaign events:
"Music news (or is it political news?): Songwriter of 'Still the One' wants Bush to stop using tune.
The songwriter who helped pen the 1970s hit, "Still the One," is demanding that President Bush stop using the tune at campaign events, arguing that he's no fan of the Republican incumbent and the campaign never got permission to use the song.
John Hall, a former Democratic county legislator in upstate New York, co-wrote "Still the One" and recorded it with his band Orleans in 1976. The cheery pop tune was played at Bush events Thursday and again Friday to open and close a rally for the president in New Hampshire.
"I was watching TV, and there all of a sudden was my song, my guitar playing, my voice coming out of the speakers," said the 56-year-old Hall, still a working musician.
The opening lyrics:
We've been together since way back when
Sometimes I never want to see you again
But I want you to know
After all these years
You're still the one
I want whisperin' in my ear
Well, at least the "whisperin' in my ear" part is appropriate."

Via J-Walk Blog.

You can also read the article of Associated Press about this piece of news: 'Still the One' - Bush campaign drops song after writer complains.

John Hall has his official website there and the band Orleans website is there.

John Hall "Still The One" album: ORDER IT NOW.

National Anthem (Vote For Change finale concert) to rebroadcast on Sundance Channel feat. Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, John Mellencamp...


National Anthem (Vote For Change finale concert) to rebroadcast on Sundance Channel feat. Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, John Mellencamp... Due to popular demand, the Sundance Channel has announced that they will re-broadcast National Anthem: Inside the "Vote for Change" Concert Tour on Saturday, October 30th, 2004 at 6:30pm ET/PT.

National Anthem is a television special consisting of behind-the-scenes footage and live performances from the final Vote for Change concert in Washington DC on October 11th. Some of the artists featured in National Anthem are Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Dave Matthews Band, Bonnie Raitt, The Dixie Chicks, REM, Jurassic 5, James Taylor, Pearl Jam and John Mellencamp.

Conceived by a loose coalition of musicians six months ago, Vote for Change was a tour that took place with 37 shows in 33 cities in 12 states over 11 days. The Vote for Change tour was presented by MoveOn PAC with all proceeds benefiting America Coming Together.

Here are Bruce Springsteen comments from The Washington D.C. "Vote For Change" finale concert tour:
"We remain a land of great promise but we need to move America towards the fulfillment of the promises that she has made; economic justice, civil rights, protection of the environment, a living wage, respect for others, and humility in exercising our power at home and around the world. These are not impossible ideals, they are achievable goals with a strong leadership and the will of a vigilant and informed American people. These core issues of America's identity are what's at stake on Nov. 2nd.

I believe that Senator Kerry and Senator Edwards understand these important issues and are prepared to help our country move forward. America is not always right -- that is a fairytale we tell our children. As John Edwards said, struggle and heartbreak will always be with us. America is not always right, but America always should be true and it is in seeking her truths, both the good, and the bad, we find a deeper patriotism, a more authentic experience as citizens, and we find the power that is embedded only in truth to change our world for the better. That is how our soul as a nation and as a people is revealed. And it is what we are fighting for on Nov 2nd.

So, we've got some work to do between now and election day. If you share our concerns find the best way to express yourself, roll up your sleeves and do it."

"MTV Unplugged - Bruce Springsteen in Concert (Plugged)" DVD: ORDER IT NOW.

John Kerry supported by Carole King

Since a lot of months, John Kerry is supported by Carole King. The famous singer/songwriter Carole King supports John Kerry and explains why:


I've spent most of this year speaking to people all around the country about the importance of voting. When people tell me they don't vote because they don't think their vote will make a difference, I say, you can't make a difference UNLESS you vote. This is especially true for women. Some people aren't voting because they don't see any difference between the candidates. I say, if you'll just take the time to inform yourself from a variety of sources, you will find that there is indeed a difference.

Did you know that in the last presidential election, 22 million women between the ages of 18 and 35 did not vote? This is the largest group of non-voters in our democratic process. Women, please take this to heart: it was less than a hundred years ago that our "Founding Mothers" literally fought for our right to vote.

Whatever your gender, age or other social or economic identification, you may think you have no interest in politics, but politics is in your living room. Politics is in your living room if you don't have health care. Politics is in your living room if you or your child can't afford to go to college. Politics is in your living room if you've lost your job, or if you're wondering if you'll be able to pay off your student loan, or if you are or have a loved one in Iraq, or if you're just plain tired of living in fear.

So act NOW. Take charge of what happens in your living room, your community, your country and the world. Voting is not just a right, it's an opportunity. Take responsibility, inform yourself independently and intelligently, and then be sure to VOTE on November 2nd. In many states, you can do as I did and vote before Election Day, either by voting early or absentee.

If you're still undecided, click here."

Carole King adds:


Whether you're a Democrat, Republican, Green, Libertarian, Independent, another party, or no party, I'd like to ask you a question.

Are you happy with the way things have been going with America during the past three and a half years under George W. Bush?

If the answer is yes, read no farther—unless you want to. I respect your opinion, and however you vote in November, I'm glad you're voting, and I hope things turn out well for all of us.

If the answer is no, or if you're not sure, please read on.

I know John Kerry personally as well as professionally, and in my opinion, John Kerry is the best person for the job. I haven't spent as much time with John Edwards but based on what I know about John Edwards so far, I applaud Senator Kerry's choice of John Edwards as his Vice President.

During 35 years of public service following his tour of duty in Vietnam, John Kerry has consistently fought for fairness and justice for men, women and children, people of all ages, from all backgrounds. If you have any question about his commitment to doing what's right, take your cue from the veterans who actually served under his command in Vietnam. There's a reason Kerry's crewmates are proud to stand with their former skipper. They're alive today because of John Kerry's strength, courage and good judgment under fire. They know John Kerry as a wise, courageous and compassionate leader. These brave men fought for their country 35 years ago. Today they're fighting for it in a different way.

Under George W. Bush, our nation is divided. This president has also isolated us from almost everyone in the international community. There was an unprecedented outpouring of sympathy and support from around the world following 9/11. George W. Bush not only squandered that sympathy, he damaged relations with many of those nations beyond repair as long as he is president. We can repair those relations, but not with George W. Bush or Dick Cheney in charge.

It breaks my heart to think of all the American service members and others who have been kidnapped, wounded or killed, while George W. Bush continues his disastrous, ill-thought-out go-it-alone foreign policy. Our foreign policy of a pre-emptive war on Iraq was presented to members of the House and Senate as something George W. Bush intended to use only as a last resort after all diplomatic efforts had been tried and exhausted and after all the weapons inspections had been completed.

A joint agreement to fight terrorism with a true coalition of our traditional allies and the support of the United Nations would have made America much stronger and taken some of the burden off the backs of our brave American service members and their families.

With 20 years of experience in foreign relations and diplomacy, John Kerry has earned the trust of people throughout the global community as well as on both sides of the aisle in the Senate. Diplomacy doesn't mean asking for permission. It means being respectful even as you're being firm. At this point it will take President Kerry to bring the United States back into the world community as a respected player.

George W. Bush is considered by many who know him not to be intellectually curious. It's sometimes said that he doesn't show much interest in issues not bearing directly on his popularity. Sticking to one's preconceived notions, however wrongheaded they may be, could be considered admirable by some, but when you're running a complex and diverse country in extremely complicated times, you need to keep an open mind and an eagerness to learn. You need an almost unquenchable native thirst for knowledge, especially when that knowledge could help you make crucial decisions affecting the lives of millions of people.

Dick Cheney doesn't give us much to work with. I don't know what he does behind the scenes but in public he is mean-spirited and secretive. Even if you like George Bush, you do not want Dick Cheney as America's leading diplomat.

By contrast, John Kerry and John Edwards each have a healthy curiosity. They seek out and factor in everything in the ever-changing stream of information that comes along during a single day in 2004. You don't get simple soundbites from John Kerry because these are not simple times.

If voters give John Kerry and John Edwards the chance, they'll bring us together across our differences and get us working together to implement specific plans for positive change on a wide range of issues."

Carole King - In Concert (1994) DVD: ORDER IT NOW.

Ray, film about Ray Charles, starring Jamie Foxx


Ray, film about Ray Charles, starring Jamie Foxx. "Ray" is the never-before-told, musical biographical drama of American legend Ray Charles. Featuring a remarkable performance from Jamie Foxx in the central role, Ray follows the inspiring story of a one-of-a-kind genius.

Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists' rights within the corporate music business. Ray provides an unflinching portrait of RCharles' musical genius as he overcomes drug addiction while transforming into one of this country's most beloved performers.

"Ray" is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentleman); screenplay by James L. White, from a story by Hackford and White; and produced by Hackford, Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin and Karen Baldwin.

Ray is the never-before-told, musical biographical drama of American legend Ray Charles, brought to the big screen following a 15-year journey by award-winning filmmaker Taylor Hackford and featuring a remarkable performance from the multifaceted Jamie Foxx.

Director Hackford (The Devil's Advocate, Dolores Claiborne, An Officer and a Gentleman)-who, along with producing partner Stuart Benjamin (La Bamba, The Long Walk Home, Everybody's All-American), spent the last 15 years developing this story with Ray Charles-presents a well defined portrait of an artist who turned his personal encounters with darkness into a burning light. The story of Ray - that of an impoverished, blind child of the segregated South who went on to break down social and artistic barriers and change the history of American music - is the quintessentially American story of a man's fight to control his own destiny.

With Jamie Foxx assuming the title role in a performance of intensity, breadth and truth, Ray follows the most volatile period of Ray Charles' career, which starts the moment this young, black, blind teenager courageously boards a Florida bus all alone and heads across the United States to hone his art in the happening Seattle jazz scene. From Ray's early struggles to be treated fairly and find his own path, to his discovery by Atlantic Records and subsequent meteoric rise to global fame, to his battles with addiction and his torrid love affairs, the journey of Ray leads not only forward but back to Ray's youth. For, even as he becomes one of his generation's greatest musical heroes, Ray must come to terms with the fifth year in his life when his brother George died and he began to lose his vision-a time that had an indelible effect on Ray's drive, emotions and immortal music.

Ray is a Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions presentation of an Anvil Films Production, in association with Baldwin Entertainment. Jamie Foxx takes on the role of music icon Ray Charles and is joined by a diverse ensemble cast that includes KERRY WASHINGTON (The Human Stain, Against the Ropes) as Ray's loving wife Della; CLIFTON POWELL (Never Die Alone) as Ray's early musical partner and road manager Jeff Brown; HARRY LENNIX (The Matrix Revolutions) as Joe Adams, who took over the role of manager later in Ray's career; TERRENCE DASHON HOWARD (Biker Boyz) as Jazz guitarist Gossie McKee; LARENZ TATE (Why Do Fools Fall in Love) as the young Quincy Jones; RICHARD SCHIFF (The West Wing) and CURTIS ARMSTRONG (Dodgeball) as influential Atlantic Records executives Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun; BOKEEM WOODBINE (Detonator) as saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman; AUNJANUE ELLIS (Garden State) as Ray's backup vocalist Mary Ann Fisher; newcomer SHARON WARREN as Ray's hardworking and dedicated mother, Aretha Robinson; and REGINA KING (A Cinderella Story, Jerry Maguire) as Ray's girlfriend and powerful backup singer, Margie Hendricks. Ray is produced by TAYLOR HACKFORD, STUART BENJAMIN, HOWARD BALDWIN and KAREN BALDWIN. The story is by TAYLOR HACKFORD and JAMES L. WHITE, with a screenplay by JAMES L. WHITE. The film is directed by TAYLOR HACKFORFD.

About Ray soundtrack:
This fall Universal Pictures and Walden Media has released the feature-length biopic Ray!, the never-before-told musical biographical drama of the late American legend Ray Charles. Featuring a remarkable performance from Jamie Foxx in the central role, Ray! follows the inspiring story of a one-of-a-kind genius. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Taylor Hackford (La Bamba, An Officer And A Gentleman), the film features Foxx’s uncanny lip-syncing to classic Ray Charles tracks (utilizing the artist's original master recordings). Ray! is an inspirational story about an amazing artist and human being, with Ray Charles music at the film's very core.

Ray Charles "Ray!" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack tracklisting:
1. Mess Around (Studio)
2. I Got A Woman
3. Hallelujah I Love Her So (Live)
4. Drown In My Own Tears
5. Night Time Is The Right Time (Studio)
6. Marianne (Studio)
7. Hard Times (Studio)
8. What'd I Say(Live)
9. Georgia On My Mind (Studio)
10. Hit The Road Jack (Studio)
11. Unchain My Heart (Studio)
12. I Can't Stop Loving You
13. Born To Lose (Studio)
14. Bye Bye Love (Studio)
15. You Don't Know Me (Live)
16. Let The Good Times Roll (Live)

Ray Charles "Ray!" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: ORDER IT NOW.

Josh Groban: Live At The Greek DVD, Josh Groban: Live At The Greek CD


Josh Groban "Live At The Greek" new album and DVD will be out on 143/Reprise/Warner Bros on November 30.
One of the latest Josh Groban concert at the Los Angeles' Greek Theater will be released on CD and DVD November 30 on 143/Reprise Records. This gig from Josh Groban is also known as PBS "Great Performances" and will be on TV on Holiday Season.

Josh Groban's 2002 PBS "Great Performances" special was a #1 selling DVD and the best-selling long-form music video of 2003. His second "Great Performances" special, taped at L.A.'s Greek Theater this summer, will be broadcast this holiday season. For fans if the young sophisticated pop phenomenon who has sold more than 8 million albums to date, this CD+DVD package is just the latest great performance in the career of Josh Groban.

Josh Groban "Live At The Greek" DVD will feature 17 tracks: a duet with violonist Lucia Micarelli incl. "Nocture" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen) as well as the hit "To Where You Are" and "Alla Luce Del Sole" with Bela Fleck.

The bonus features on DVD are tour footage as well as a performance of "Believe" song (which will be featured on the new "The Polar Express Soundtrack", on Reprise Records - November 2).

Josh Groban "Live At The Greek" tracklisting:
1. Oceano
2. Per Te
3. To Where You Are
4. Mi Mancherai
5. Mi Morena
6. Alejate
7. Canto Alla Vita
8. Lucia's Solo
9. Alla Luce Del Sole
10. My December
11. Caruso
12. Remember When It Rained
13. Vincent
14. Troy
15. You Raise Me Up
16. Believe
17. My Confession
18. America
19. Never Let Go

Josh Groban will be on European tour in December:
12/12/04 Stockholm, Sweden Cirkus
12/13/04 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
12/16/04 Bergen, Norway Grieghallen
12/18/04 Hamburg, Germany CCH Saal
12/20/04 Paris, France Casino de Paris
12/22/04 London, UK Carling Apollo Hammersmith

Josh Groban "Live At The Greek" DVD+CD package: ORDER IT NOW.

Tori Amos: The Beekeeper, Tori Amos: Piece By Piece


Tori Amos"The Beekeeper" book and Tori Amos "Piece By Piece" album (on Sony Music) on the way. It has been over two years since musical force Tori Amos has brought new music to her ever-growing foundation of dedicated fans. On February 22nd Tori Amos will unveil two exciting projects- a new CD entitled "The Beekeeper" and her first book Tori Amos: "Piece by Piece," co-written with journalist Ann Powers.

Currently, Tori Amos is putting the finishing touches on "The Beekeeper," which she's recording and self-producing in her UK studio Martian Engineering. On songs like "Sweet the Sting," "Sleeps with Butterflies," and "Ribbons Undone," Tori Amos incorporates vintage organs, Afro-Cuban drums and Gospel choirs, working once again with longtime partners, drummer Matt Chamberlain and bassist Jon Evans.

Tori Amos explains, ""The Beekeeper" is musically inspired by the fact that the piano has realized that she has an organ. With my right hand on her organ and my left hand on her piano keys, I have been changed by the relationship between these two beautiful creatures, the Bosendorfer piano and the B3 Hammond organ."

In the book Tori Amos: "Piece by Piece" co-penned with writer Ann Powers, the usually private Tori Amos gives a rare inside look into many intimacies of her life as both a private individual and a very public performing musician. The book, published by Broadway Books (a division of Random House), will be released on February 8th. On Thursday, February 24, Tori Amos and Ann Powers will make a special appearance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

Tori Amos, whose career skyrocketed with the release of the 1992 multi-platinum breakthrough "Little Earthquakes," has led the charge in rejuvenating the era of the female singer songwriter. With worldwide record sales topping 12 million and multiple Grammy nominations, Tori Amos continues to be one of the
most intriguing and respected artists of our time.

"Tales of a Librarian: A Tori Amos Collection" bonus DVD: ORDER IT NOW.