New Orleans Jazz Fest reveals 2015 lineup

 

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has revealed its 2015 lineup. Elton John, The Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, and No Doubt are among this year’s headlining acts. They’ll be joined by other notable artists including Wilco, Ryan Adams, Widespread Panic, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Cliff, and Steve Winwood.

Also playing at the festival are John Legend, Jimmy Buffett, Hozier, Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Kacey Musgraves, Aaron Neville, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Kermit Ruffins, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy Vaughn, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic featuring Macy Gray, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, The Meters featuring Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr., and Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Chicago, Ed Sheeran, Jerry Lee Lewis, The O’Jays, Estelle, Irvin Mayfield, The Word, Anders Osborne, and Shovels & Rope.

Jazz Fest takes place over the course of two weekends (April 24th – 26th and April 30th – May 3rd) at New Orleans’ City Park. Tickets to both weekends are available beginning Tuesday, January 13th through the festival’s website.

Originally Posted on Consequence of Sound
Advertisements

This Day in Music History — December 17

1954 : Bill Haley and his Comets’ “Shake, Rattle and Roll” (originally recorded by Big Joe Turner) hits #4 on the UK charts. It is the first rock song to make that chart.

1963 : A Beatles song (“I Want To Hold Your Hand”) is played on American radio for the first time, in Washington, DC, at WWDC.

1967 : The Beatles’ John Lennon and George Harrison throw a party in London for the area secretaries of their official Fan Club. The film Magical Mystery Tour is screened here for the first time.

1977 : The Sex Pistols, booked on Saturday Night Live, are denied entry into the US based on various band members’ criminal records and “moral turpitude.” Elvis Costello takes their place and makes his last appearance on Saturday Night Live – he is banned because he performs “Radio Radio” after being told not to by the show’s producer.

1982 : The Who play the last show of their farewell tour at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, which is filmed for an HBO special called Who’s Last. They re-form to play Live Aid in 1985, then tour again in 1989.

1986 : The Doobie Brothers reunite for a benefit concert in Palo Alto, CA, which eventually leads to a reunion tour and album.

This Day in Music History — December 15

1944 : The famous bandleader (and Major in the US Army) Glenn Miller disappears when the plane taking him from England to Paris, where he’s scheduled to perform, vanishes over the English Channel. Rumors of a cover up persist as the plane is never found.

1977 : The Who perform a secret concert for fan club members at London’s Shepperton Studios. The show is filmed for Jeff Stein’s upcoming Who documentary The Kids Are Alright.

1979 : Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall (part II)” goes to #1 on the UK singles chart.

1988 : For his interstate car chase and numerous drug, firearms, and assault offenses, James Brown is sentenced to six and one-half years in a South Carolina prison. He would serve a little more than two.

Liam Gallagher and Eddie Vedder cover The Who — watch

On Tuesday night, The Who held their annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. In an evening jam-packed with guest stars, including Rush’s Geddy Lee, The Strypes, and Brody Dalle, the biggest attractions came in the form of Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Oasis’ Liam Gallagher.

Below watch Gallagher and Vedder’s performances

Liam Gallagher – “My Generation”

Eddie Vedder – “Naked Eye”:

Eddie Vedder – “Won’t Get Fooled Again”:

Eddie Vedder & others – “Listening To You”:

 

This Day in Music History — November 2

1968 : Cream is presented with a platinum album for Wheels Of Fire at the Madison Square Garden stop of their farewell tour.

1979 : The Who’s musical film Quadrophenia, featuring a small part played by Sting, opens in US theaters.

1985 : When Part Time Lover tops the charts, Stevie Wonder becomes the artist with the longest time between #1 hits at 22 years (The Beach Boys would later break it with Kokomo). This song also sets a record by going to #1 on four different Billboard charts.

2006 : Justin Timberlake hosts the MTV Europe Music Awards, where he also wins for Best Male Artist and Best Pop Artist. Gnarls Barkley wins best song for Crazy.

2013 : ‘N Sync reunites for Chris Kirkpatrick’s wedding, as his four bandmates serve as groomsmen for his nuptials to Karly Skladany.

This Day in Music History — October 30

1967 : Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) pleads guilty to drug possession and gets a nine month prison sentence.

1972 : Elton John becomes the second rock star to play a Command Performance for Britain’s royalty, nine years after The Beatles became the first.

1999 : It’s an early attempt at video over the web, as Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert is “cybercast” to a few brave souls trying to get their modems to work. The Who, Pearl Jam, and Brian Wilson perform at the show.

2007 : Singer/actor Robert Goulet dies while awaiting a lung transplant in Los Angeles, California, at age 73. He had been diagnosed with the rare, progressive disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

 

Florence and the Machine are Back

Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concerts have grown accustomed to seeing amazing lineups over the decades,  R.E.M., David Bowie, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Metallica. This year one of the headliners was Florence and the Machine.  They haven’t played a US show since last November and they were sorely missed.  Watch below.

“Dog Days Are Over”:

“Cosmic Love”:

“Heartlines”:

“What the Water Gave Me”:

“Only If For a Night”:

This Day in Music History — October 22

1964 : The Who (who are calling themselves the High Numbers at that time) audition for EMI Records, who choose not to sign them to a record deal.

1969 : Paul McCartney officially denies that he is dead.

1990 : The band Mookie Blaylock, which would soon be known as Pearl Jam, makes their stage debut at The Off Ramp in Seattle. In the audience are members of Soundgarden and Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson.

2008 : Guns N’ Roses release their first new material since 1999 when the title track of their new album Chinese Democracy is issued as a single. The band – with Axl Rose as the only original member – first performed the song in 2001.

2012 : Country music legend Garth Brooks is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony includes honorary performances by George Strait, Bob Seger, and James Taylor. Brooks is reportedly sentimental and teary-eyed for the occasion.

This Day in Music History — October 21

1976 : Keith Moon plays what is to be his final show with The Who, a concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1992 : Elvis’ first grandson, Benjamin Storm, is born to Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough.

1992 : Madonna’s book Sex is released. Everything about it is shocking: the $50 price, the Mylar wrapping, the metal covers, and especially the images inside. Steven Meisel’s photos show the singer naked in various erotic scenes, and a few celebrities show up as well, including Isabella Rossellini, Naomi Campbell and Vanilla Ice.

2003 : David Gest, recent ex-husband of Liza Minelli, sues the singer for $10 million, alleging physical and emotional cruelty.

This Day in Music History — October 20

1950 : Tom Petty is born in Gainesville, Florida. Formed The Heartbreakers in Los Angeles, California. Member of The Traveling Wilburys.

1969 : John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their Wedding Album LP (with a photo of their own wedding cake and a copy of their marriage certificate included.)

1977 : Lynyrd Skynyrd members Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines die in a plane crash in Mississippi. Gaines’ sister, Cassie, who was a backup singer with the group, is also killed along with 2 pilots and the band’s manager. Other members of the group are badly injured.

1999 : A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself battling the condition again. Cash is listed in serious condition at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

2001 : Raising money for victims of the September 11th attacks, Paul McCartney leads “The Concert For New York” in Madison Square Garden. Elton John, Billy Joel, David Bowie, The Who, and Eric Clapton all participate