RNR News and Notes Archives for 2021-10

David Bowie Estate Announces "Bowie 75" - Immersive Audio Pop-Ups - Ahead of the Late Icon's 75th Birthday

The David Bowie Estate has announced they will honor what would have been the late icon's 75th birthday with a year long celebration - beginning this month.    “Bowie 75” -  two experiential pop-up shops will open - one at the site of the earliest confirmed Ziggy Stardust sighting, and one in the adopted hometown where Bowie’s final album was created  (London and New York)  on October 25 (75 days before the anniversary) and run through through January.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The retail pop-ups will feature exclusive merchandise and limited run LPs and CDs - plus immersive and spatial 360 Reality Audio, HD screening rooms with unseen behind-the-scenes footage, gallery installations with “iconic costumes and set pieces”  and “intimate special guest events”

 

For store hours, events calendars and other announcements and information, sign up and stay tuned to: www.bowie75.com

Stevie Van Zandt Launches His Own Cannabis Line - Little Steven's Underground Apothecary

Stevie Van Zandt has  announced his own line of wellness products - includong a cannabis line -  under the name Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary.

 

 

Van Zandt wrote in a statement: 

“The United States may be the only country in the world that considers health care, both physical and mental, as an afterthought.  Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary was created to help combat that issue by focusing on natural, holistic remedies. Some will help relax you, some will help energize you, all will help you take charge of your own wellness.”

 

Ten percent of all profits from Van Zandt’s Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary will be given to the National Organization for Marijuana Legalization - but if you want get your hands on some - you'll have to head to the  Canna Provisions stores in Lee and Holyoke Massachusetts - as they are the exclusive carriers of Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary pre-rolls. 

Watch Dave Grohl Read Ringo Starr's Bedtime Story Octopus's Garden

Dave Grohl was the latest guest to read a children's book on the BBC television show CBeebies.  The book Grohl read - Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr.

 

Grohl began the segment by revealing “I love this story because it was written by someone who plays the drums — just like me!”

 

The book is based on the song Octopus's Garden from the Beatles' album Abbey Road .  

 

Grohl, who was really enjoying himself - sounded like he was reciting the lyrics to a The Beatles’ song in a calming voice <3 

 

The Rolling Stones Drop 'Brown Sugar' from Setlist To Avoid Getting Into Any Conflicts

The Rolling Stones are back on the road - just months after the passing of Charlie Watts. But the long time drummer isn't the only thing missing from the band's shows.  The band has decided to drop Brown Sugar from their set lists for fear that the song's lyrics may be misconstrued.  

 

 

In an interview with the LA Times - Keith Richards said of the song's omission - 

“You picked up on that, huh?  I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is. Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it. At the moment I don’t want to get into conflicts with all of this shit."

 

Richards also said he's "hoping that we'll be able to resurrect the babe in her glory somewhere along the track." 

 

Mick Jagger said of the song not being in the show:  "We've played 'Brown Sugar' every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, We’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes,"

 

He also said -  “We might put it back in...the set list in a stadium show, it’s kind of a tough one” 



 

Tears for Fears Share New Song - 'The Tipping Point' - the Title Track From Their 1st LP in 17 years

Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith aka Tears for Fears have revealed the details and title track to their first new album in 17 years.  The Tipping Point is due out February 25 via Concord Records. 

 

Orzabal says:

“Before everything went so right with this album - everything first had to go wrong, it took years, but something happens when we put our heads together. We’ve got this balance, this push-me-pull-you thing – and it works really well.”

 

Smith added  “If that balance doesn’t work on a Tears For Fears album, the whole thing just doesn’t work. To put it in simple terms, a Tears For Fears record and what people perceive to be the sound of Tears For Fears – is the stuff we can both agree on.”

 

 

THE TIPPING POINT tracklist
1. No Small Thing
2. The Tipping Point
3. Long, Long, Long Time
4. Break The Man
5. My Demons
6. Rivers Of Mercy
7. Please Be Happy
8. Master Plan
9. End Of Night
10. Stay

Red Hot Chili Peppers Reveal 2022 Tour Dates With the Strokes, Beck, Haim, St. Vincent, More

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed their 2022 tour plans - and they're pretty epic.  Not only will the shows feature reinstated guitarist John Frusciante - they will also have some pretty amazing opening acts - the Strokes, Beck, Haim, St. Vincent, Anderson .Paak, and more. Thundercat and King Princess will be at select dates (see the full schedule below) 

 

The tour comes to Nationals Park on September 8, 2022 where RHCP will appear with the Strokes and Thundercat. 

 

The band announced the tour via KHOT breaking news :)

 

 

Here is the full 32 date itinerary: 

 

06-04 Seville, Spain - Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla =%
06-07 Barcelona, Spain - Estadi Olimpic =%
06-10 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Goffertpark =%
06-15 Budapest, Hungary - Puskas Stadium =%
06-18 Firenze, Italy - Firenze Rocks
06-22 Manchester, England - Emirates Old Trafford =%
06-25 London, England - London Stadium ~%
06-29 Dublin, Ireland - Marlay Park ~%
07-01 Glasgow, Scotland - Bellahouston Park ~%
07-03 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07-05 Cologne, Germany - RheinEnergieStadium =%
07-08 Paris, France - Stade de France ~%
07-12 Hamburg, Germany - Volksparkstadion =%
07-23 Denver, CO - Empower Field at Mile High *%
07-27 San Diego, CA - Petco Park *%
07-29 Santa Clara, CA - Levi’s Stadium +%
07-31 Los Angeles, CA - SoFi Stadium +%
08-03 Seattle, WA - T-Mobile Park ^%
08-06 Las Vegas, NV - Allegiant Stadium ^&
08-10 Atlanta, GA - Truist Park ^%
08-12 Nashville, TN - Nissan Stadium ^%
08-14 Detroit, MI - Comerica Park ^%
08-17 East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium ^%
08-19 Chicago, IL - Soldier Field ^%
08-21 Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre ^%
08-30 Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium ^%
09-01 Charlotte, NC - Bank of America Stadium ^%
09-03 Philadelphia, PA - Citizens Bank Park ^%
09-08 Washington, D.C. - Nationals Park ^%
09-10 Boston, MA - Fenway Park #%
09-15 Orlando, FL - Camping World Stadium ^%
09-18 Arlington, TX - Globe Life Field ^%

 

= with A$AP Rocky
% with Thundercat
~ with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
* with Haim
+ with Beck
^ with The Strokes
& with King Princess
# with St. Vincent

Dave Grohl to read bedtime story based on The Beatles' 'Octopus's Garden' on 'CBeebies'

Following the likes of Elton John and Dolly Parton - Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been tapped to read two children's bedtime stories on CBeebies - a British free-to-air children's television channel owned and operated by the BBC. 

 

The first episode - which airs this Friday - features Dave reading a “magical” Bedtime Story – based on The Beatles’ Octopus’s Garden - that was written by Ringo Starr.  

 

The story “follows five children on a magical journey through the Octopus’s garden. The playful Octopus takes them on a wondrous underwater adventure, riding on the backs of turtles, playing pirates in a sunken city and sheltering from a storm in the octopus’s cave.”

 

“As a proud father of three, I’ve always enjoyed reading stories to my children, It was a pleasure to read these stories for CBeebies.”

 

 

Dave’s new book The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music is out now October 5 via Dey Street Books and Simon & Schuster.

Dave Grohl to read bedtime story based on The Beatles' 'Octopus's Garden' on 'CBeebies'

Following the likes of Elton John and Dolly Parton - Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been tapped to be read two bedtime stories to kids on CBeebies - a British free-to-air children's television channel owned and operated by the BBC. 

 

The first episode - which airs this Friday - features Dave reading a ?“magical” Bedtime Story – based on The Beatles’ Octopus’s Garden - that was written by Ringo Starr.  

 

The story ?“follows five children on a magical journey through the Octopus’s garden. The playful Octopus takes them on a wondrous underwater adventure, riding on the backs of turtles, playing pirates in a sunken city and sheltering from a storm in the octopus’s cave.”

 

“As a proud father of three, I’ve always enjoyed reading stories to my children,” Dave says. ?“It was a pleasure to read these stories for CBeebies.”

 

 

Dave’s new book The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music is out now October 5 via Dey Street Books and Simon & Schuster.