Music News of 2020

Heart's Nancy Wilson announces first solo disc

Thursday, October 1, 2020 – Nancy Wilson of Heart will release her first solo album ever in early 2021 on Carry On Music, it was announced today.

Wilson will putout a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" as the first single on Oct. 23.

Wilson wrote “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda” and “Straight On” for Heart.

“There have been so many times I was asked about when I would ever put out a solo album,” she said. “Well, the time is now. Having been unable to tour and having spent so much time at home has made a good space for creating new music.”

Wilson plays guitar and sings on all the songs on the entire album.

“I’ve also covered a few favorite songs, and because of these troubled times we’re living in, ‘The Rising’ has been on my mind,” she said of "The Rising." “I wanted to make something uplifting and aspirational for those of us who are suffering with all this sickness and loss. I hope this song can help lift our spirits.”

Tom Lipsky, President of Carry On Music, said, “We are proud and excited that Nancy has chosen Carry On Music to bring her first solo body of work to fans around the world. The album is deep, the lyrics inspire, and the music is beautifully crafted. Fans will love this album.”

Swift cancels 2020 tour due to COVID

Friday, April 17, 2020 – Taylor Swift has canceled her entire 2020 tour due to COVID-19, she announced today.

"I'm so sad I won't be able to see you guys in concert this year, but I know this is the right decision. Please, please stay healthy and safe. I'll see you on stage as soon as I can but right now what's important is committing to this quarantine, for the sake of all of us," Swift posted on Twitter.

Swift said on her website, "Fighting COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for our global community and the safety and wellbeing of fans should always be the top priority. Health organizations and governments around the world have strongly discouraged large public gatherings for an undetermined period of time. With many events throughout the world already cancelled, and upon direction from health officials in an effort to keep fans safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, sadly the decision has been made to cancel all Taylor Swift live appearances and performances this year."

"The U.S. and Brazil shows will be rescheduled to take place in 2021, with dates to be announced later this year. Tickets held for each of those shows will transfer to a new show date without action on the part of ticket holders."

"For those who desire refunds for tickets purchased for the U.S. Lover Fest shows, they will be available starting May 1st subject to Ticketmaster terms. Watch for an email from Ticketmaster with instructions on how to request one. For currently available information on all other performance dates, please click the information button under each event below. Thank you so much for understanding. We look forward to seeing you all, happy and healthy, in the future."

Jones, Marsalis, Krall headline Newport Jazz

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – The Newport Jazz Festival will be anchored by Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis and Diana Krall.

The Festival will be held Aug. 7-9 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I.

Pianist Robert Glasper will take up residency across all three days of the festival, bringing something new at each performance. Drummer Makaya McCraven will return for a second year, fresh off of his re-imagining of Gil Scott-Heron's, "I'm New Here."

Jimmy Cliff and Angélique Kidjo perform the Talking Heads' "Remain In Light," and Japanese jazz-composer Hiromi will bring a global perspective. Genre-bending indie-jazz artists such as Khruangbin and Cory Wong will perform alongside Newport Jazz Artistic Director's own A Christian McBride Situation.

Other artists include Charles Lloyd Kindred Spirits, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Chris Potter Circuits Trio featuring James Francies and Eric Harland, Joe Lovano "Trio Tapestry" featuring Marilyn Crispell & Carmen Castaldi, Nicholas Payton, Hiromi, Nate Smith + KINFOLK, The Comet is Coming, The Soul Rebels, The Jazz Gallery All-Stars, Arturo/Zack/Adam O'Farrill Quintet, Avery*Sunshine, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Nubya Garcia, Michela Marino Lerman - Love Movement, Warren Wolf and Wolfpack, Somi, Catherine Russell, Miguel Zenón Quartet, and an extended The History of Jazz set that will feature Tuba Skinny, Vince Giordano & The Night Hawks, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Mike Davis' The New Wonders, Colin Hancock & His Signature Seven.

"This year's Newport Jazz Festival continues the tradition of presenting jazz, as George Wein would say, "from J to Z," said McBride. "For three days in August, all eyes and ears in the jazz world focus on what happens at Newport. It's a thrill to present everyone from the great Wynton Marsalis, who's making his first appearance at the festival in nine years to Diana Krall, who's making her first appearance at the festival in over 20 years."

"We welcome back old friends like Charles Lloyd, who served as our artist-in-residence in 2018, and Robert Glasper, who serves as this year's artist-in-residence. Newport Jazz has always featured artists from all areas, from Chuck Berry to Mahalia Jackson to Aretha Franklin to James Brown to Led Zeppelin to the Allman Brothers. Since 2017, artists like The Roots, Common, Living Colour and George Clinton and more have all played the festival. This year, Newport Jazz presents reggae legend, Jimmy Cliff. Oh yes, this year's going to be deep. Norah Jones is back after her smashing 2016 Newport debut, Avery*Sunshine makes her debut, as does vibraphonist Warren Wolf."

The Festival started 66 years ago in 1954. Showcasing more than 50 individual Jazz ensembles, the festival will offer music on four stages, including the Fort, Quad, Harbor stages and Storyville, the intimate venue located in the Newport Festivals Museum.

The schedule includes:

Friday, Aug. 7 – Fort Adams State Park
• Norah Jones
• Jimmy Cliff
• Robert Glasper
• A Christian McBride Situation
• Chris Potter Circuits Trio
• Nicholas Payton
• Catherine Russell
• The History of Jazz
• Tuba Skinny
• Vince Giordano & The Night Hawks
• David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
• Mike Davis' The New Wonders
• Colin Hancock & His Signature Seven

Saturday, Aug. 8 – Fort Adams State Park
• Wynton Marsalis
• Angélique Kidjo's Remain In Light
• Robert Glasper
• Charles Lloyd Kindred Spirits
• Makaya McCraven
• Nate Smith + KINFOLK
• The Jazz Gallery All-Stars
• The Comet is Coming
• Arturo/Zack/Adam O'Farrill Quintet
• Avery*Sunshine
• Michela Marino Lerman - Love Movement
• Miguel Zenón Quartet

Sunday, Aug. 9 – Fort Adams State Park
• Diana Krall
• Khruangbin
• Robert Glasper
• Maria Schneider Orchestra
• Joe Lovano "Trio Tapestry"
• Hiromi
• Cory Wong
• The Soul Rebels
• Jeff "Tain" Watts
• Nubya Garcia
• Warren Wolf and Wolfpack
• Somi

Coachella names Rage, Scott, Ocean as headliners

Thursday, January 2, 2020 – Coachella returns this 2020 to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Cal. for two weekends set for April 10-12 and again April 17-19 with weekend one sold out following the advance sale earlier this year. Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean will headline both weekends.

The line-up includes:
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21 Savage
88rising's Double Happiness
Adam Port
Alec Benjamin
Ali Gatie
Altın Gün
Amber Mark
Amyl and the Sniffers Anitta
Anna Calvi
Ari Lennox
Aya Nakamura
Banda MS
Beach Bunny
Beach Goons
Bedouin Big Sean
Big Wild
Bishop Briggs
black midi
Black Pumas
Black Coffee
Calvin Harris
Carly Rae Jepsen
Cashmere Cat
Channel Tres
Charli XCX Chelsea Cutler
Chicano Batman
Chris Liebing
City Girls
Code Orange
Conan Gray
Crumb Cuco
Damian Lazarus
Daniel Caesar
Danny Elfman

Denzel Curry
Detlef Disclosure
DJ Koze
DJ Lord
Doja Cat
Dom Dolla
Duck Sauce
Duke Dumont
Ed Maverick
ela minus
Ellen Allien
Emo Nite
Emotional Oranges
Epik High
Erick Morillo
Ezra Collective
Fatboy Slim
FKA twigs
Floating Points
Fontaines D.C.
Frank Ocean
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Friendly Fires
GG Magree
girl in red
Giselle Woo & The Night Owls
Guy Laliberté
Hatsune Miku
Hayden James
Hot Chip
Inner Wave
Jai Wolf
Jayda G
Jessie Reyez

Kim Petras
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Koffee Kruder & Dorfmeister
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Kyle Watson
Kynda Black L'Impératrice
Lana Del Rey
Lane 8
Lauren Daigle
Ленинград (Leningrad)
Lewis Capaldi
Lil Nas X
Lil Uzi Vert
Lost Kings
Louis The Child
Mannequin Pussy
Mariah the Scientist Marina
Megan Thee Stallion
Mura Masa
Nilüfer Yanya
Olivia O'Brien
Omar Apollo
Orville Peck
Pabllo Vittar
Paco Osuna
Peggy Gou
Pink Sweat$
Princess Nokia
Rage Against the Machine Raveena
Rex Orange County
Rich Brian
Roddy Ricch
Run The Jewels
Sahar Z
Sampa The Great
Sara Landry
Sasha Sloan Satori
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Sleaford Mods
Snail Mail
Steve Lacy
Summer Walker
Swae Lee
The Chats
The Comet Is Coming
The HU
The Martinez Brothers
The Murder Capital
The Regrettes
Thom Yorke | Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Travis Scott
Viagra Boys
Weyes Blood
Whipped Cream
YBN Cordae

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