Slash & Bonnie Raitt lead tributes to iconic engineer Ed Cherney

Slash and Bonnie Raitt are leading the tributes to Grammy-winning engineer Ed Cherney, who lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday (22Oct19). Cherney worked on Raitt’s Nick of Time album and was behind the console for Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven and the Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon, while he also worked with artists like Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Sting, and Jackson Browne. He was a mainstay at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. Raitt was quick to release a statement, writing: “Heartbroken at the loss of my dear friend and brilliant engineer/producer, Ed Cherney. Together with Don Was, we made a mighty trio, creating some of the most celebrated albums of our careers, garnering us a string of Grammy nominations and awards for Nick of Time, Luck of the Draw, Longing in their Hearts and Road Tested in the early-mid 90’s. “He was one of the sweetest, funniest, big hearted and talented people I’ve ever known, as widely liked as he was respected as one of our businesses (sic) greatest recording Engineers. I will miss him so much and am so grateful we got to have him as long as we did. “Thank God he is out […]

Aretha Franklin biopic rounds out cast with Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige has been added to to the A-list cast of the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect. The R&B singer, who picked up a Golden Globe nod and Oscar nomination for her role in 2017 drama Mudbound, will join Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald and Tituss Burgess in the movie, which will star Jennifer Hudson as the late Queen of Soul. Respect director Liesl Tommy is raving about the final cast for the movie, which will depict the late soul legend’s career from her days as a child singing in her father’s choir to international stardom. “I am thrilled with the incredibly talented cast we have assembled for our film, and I’m so proud that Ms. Franklin entrusted us to tell her story and to share it with the world,” the filmmaker tells Deadline, noting producers worked with Franklin on crafting the movie before her death. “As a storyteller, hers is the kind of story we all dream of telling. Her music has inspired me since I was a little girl, and the milestones of her life and career have shown us all how to strive and thrive. “To have this powerhouse group of actors – and the […]

Bebe Rexha says she has nothing to prove to ‘anybody’

The ‘Meant To Be’ hitmaker shared a steamy snap wearing only a thong to celebrate her 30th birthday over the summer, and she admitted it felt “great” to embrace herself and enjoy feeling “confident”. Speaking to ‘Entertainment Tonight’, she said: “It felt great. I think for me it was like this is just who I am and I can do this and I think we’ve come to [an] incredible place as [females]. “If I would have posted that 30 years ago, who knows [if it] would have gotten that love? I just feel like at this point in my life I feel confident and I don’t really have to prove anything to anybody.” Despite receiving overwhelming support from her fans, Bebe still faced backlash from online trolls, and she responded with a defiant social media put down back in August. She wrote on Twitter at the time: “Yes I am a slut, a freak, a whore, a b***h. ALL OF THE ABOVE. “Btw for all the men judging my pic and hating on it for being too much. Just remember, your mother had sex to have you. (sic)” The racy photo showed the star doing the splits on the bathroom […]

Sam Smith felt they were inside a ‘prison’ while making their second album

The 27-year-old singer – who came out as non-binary earlier this year – felt “free” to be themselves when working on debut album ‘In the Lonely Hour’ because they were “a nobody” but the pressure was huge when writing the follow-up, 2017’s ‘The Thrill of it All’. Sam wrote in an essay for Attitude magazine: “When I made my first album I was a nobody and I felt free to be whoever, and express however, I wanted, but that follow-up album was different. “I felt a deep and heavy pressure that I didn’t want to disappoint my fans, my record label, my family. But most importantly myself. “As each day went on, my suits felt more like straitjackets and my head started to feel more and more like a prison.”Sam now feels “more confident and happy” with themself but knows self-acceptance isn’t an easy journey to reach.They wrote: “Nothing good ever happens easy. “In the words of Cheryl Cole, ‘We have to fight, fight, fight, fight… fight for this love. “And I have. Am I am.” Sam recently revealed plans to release a third album next year. The ‘How Do You Sleep’ hitmaker is moving away from the “acoustic-y, soulful […]

Iris Harrison To Leave Her Midday Shift At KGON/Portland After 42 Years

Iris Harrison IRIS HARRISON, who has been doing middays at ENTERCOM Classic Rock KGON/PORTLAND for 42 years, took to FACEBOOK to announce she’s leaving the station after DECEMBER, via a video posted on the station’s website.  “This isn’t goodbye, it’s just see you later,” she promised in the clip below, announcing plans for a podcast in the new year featuring all her classic interviews and on-air bits, which she’d like to dub, “The KGON Chronicles.” The longtime KGON icon recalled how she started at the station in MARCH, 1977, doing promotions and other odd jobs, eventually taking an on-air shift and even several stints as the station’s PD.  “What a long, strange trip it’s been,” she mused, a fixture on the PORTLAND rock and radio scene for more than four decades. Admitting she wanted time to spend with her “three amazing granddaughters” and take that promised road trip with her husband MARTY PARTY, a fellow radio personality who retired several years ago, IRIS has other projects on tap for the future, including the resurrection of “Closet Classics.” She promised to return in 2020.  « see more Net News Original RSS Content

Green Day Make Triumphant Return to iHeartRadio Music Festival Stage In Vegas; Cabello, Halsey Soar

iHeartRadio Music Festival 2019 Seven years after GREEN DAY’s BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG stormed off the iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL stage, the band returned with a triumphant set at this year’s ninth iteration at the T-MOBILE ARENA in LAS VEGAS, underway tonight and streaming here.  The band took the stage to lead off, introduced by RYAN SEACREST and CHRISTINA AGUILERA, stunning in a trench coat-length brown leather jacket and pony tail.  Tonight’s bill, the first of two consecutive nights, will feature FRENCH MONTANA, HEART, CAMILA CABELLO, BACKSTREET BOYS, TIM McGRAW, FLETCHER, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH, HALSEY and STEVE AOKI with DARREN CRISS and MONSTA X.  LIVEXLIVE will livestream the DAYTIME STAGE TOMORROW afternoon, while THE CW NETWORK will broadcast a two-night television special on OCTOBER 2nd and 3rd from 8p-10p (ET/PT). GREEN DAY’s set included greatest hits .”American Idiot,” “Holiday” (which ended with a spirited “Viva Las Vegas” from ARMSTRONG), “Basket Case” and “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” wrapped around the brand-new single, “Father of All…” a disco-flavored number featuring ARMSTRONG’s falsetto and a MOTOWN beat straight out of “Feel It Still.” . “Check my vital signs… We’re still alive, AMERICA..”  Look for them on tour with WEEZER and FALL […]

Plan To Attend The Post-Marconi Party At The Radio Show – Free Drinks & Music – Plan For Fun

Party On  When the NAB MARCONI RADIO AWARDS DINNER & SHOW, at the 2019 RADIO SHOW at the HILTON ANATOLE in DALLAS ends on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th … at around 9:30P … the fun continues and it’s FREE!  Come celebrate all of the MARCONI winners! Join hundreds of your friends for the official ALL ACCESS, BENZTOWN, and YEA NETWORKS POST-MARCONI PARTY! Uhhh … Did we mention that our POST-MARCONI PARTY is FREE?!?! Now that we’ve officially mentioned that our POST-MARCONI PARTY is FREE all you have to do is put it on your calendar and show up! As soon as the last MARCONI AWARD is handed out, exit the CHANTILLY BALLROOM and make a left and come to the WEDGEWOOD BALLROOM – it’s just steps away — for the ALL ACCESS, BENZTOWN, and YEA NETWORKS POST-MARCONI PARTY … and we promise lots of fun, music and dancing! Just walk in and get FREE DRINK TICKETS, and great music from DJ MIKE MORSE! Mark your calendars, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th as soon as the MARCONI AWARDS end, it’s the ALL ACCESS, BENZTOWN, YEA NETWORKS POST-MARCONI PARTY at the WEDGEWOOD BALLROOM at the HILTON ANATOLE in DALLAS. For more info, email these fine […]

Hello Radio Show 2019 Party People! All Access, Benztown & YEA Networks Invite You For Free Drinks & Music When You Come To The Post-Marconi Party At The Radio Show

When the NAB MARCONI RADIO AWARDS DINNER & SHOW, at the 2019 RADIO SHOW at the HILTON ANATOLE in DALLAS ends on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th … at around 9:30P … the fun continues and it’s FREE! Join hundreds of your friends for the official ALL ACCESS, BENZTOWN, and YEA NETWORKS POST-MARCONI PARTY! Uhhh … Did we mention that our POST-MARCONI PARTY is FREE?!?! Now that we’ve officially mentioned that our POST-MARCONI PARTY is FREE all you have to do is put it on your calendar and show up! As soon as the last MARCONI AWARD is handed out, exit the CHANTILLY BALLROOM and make a left and come to the WEDGEWOOD BALLROOM – it’s just steps away — for the ALL ACCESS, BENZTOWN, and YEA NETWORKS POST-MARCONI PARTY … and we promise lots of fun, music and dancing! Just walk in and get FREE DRINK TICKETS, and great music from DJ MIKE MORSE! Mark your calendars, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th as soon as the MARCONI AWARDS end, it’s the ALL ACCESS, BENZTOWN, YEA NETWORKS POST-MARCONI PARTY at the WEDGEWOOD BALLROOM at the HILTON ANATOLE in DALLAS. For more info, email these fine folks by clicking on: « see more Net News […]

KJOC/Quad Cities Goes Active Rock As I-Rock 93.5, Sports Moves To KBOB-A As ESPN 1170

Format Flips TOWNSQUARE MEDIA has flipped two station formats in the QUAD CITIES market. Sports KJOC (ESPN QUAD CITIES 93.5 FM)BETTENDORF has flipped to Active Rock as I-ROCK 93.5. OM RYAN MCCREDDEN said, “The MIDWEST knows how to rock. I’m thrilled that we are going to be able to bring this new hard rock station to the QUAD CITIES. Finally rockers will be able to listen to all their favorite bands and songs from a local station. We’re going to energize the rock fans of the QUAD CITIES with music they will only be able to get on I-ROCK 93.5, irock935.com, and the I-ROCK 93.5 app.” 93.5 FM aired an Active Rock format in the late ’90s and early 2000s. The Sports format is living on, moving to its original home, KBOB-A, which has picked up the ESPN RADIO lineup and a local noon-2p (CT) show (JAY FOSTER’s “Don’t Hassle Us, We’re Local”) as ESPN 1170 AM, dropping Classic Country in the process. KBOB, then KJOC-A, aired a Sports format twice before, moving to the FM signal in 2014. « see more Net News Original RSS Content